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Sat 09/07/2019 1727
Fri 09/06/2019 1726
Thur 09/05/2019 1725
Wed 09/04/2019 1724
Tue 09/03/2019 1723
Mon 09/02/2019 1722
Sun 09/01/2019 1721

Sat 1727 09/07/2019

Brave browser catches Google tracking users with hidden web pages

That doesn't sound GDPR-compliant ...

https://thenextweb.com/hardfork/2019/09/04/brave-google-chrome-browser-track-users-hidden-web-pages-gdpr/

 

Someone just leaked the first ever hands-on videos of Google’s Pixel 4

https://bgr.com/2019/09/05/pixel-4-release-date-hands-on-video-design/

 

Samsung’s Galaxy A90 5G might make you forget about the Galaxy S10 5G

It should be cheaper than the S10 5G, and it looks pretty good.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/05/samsung-s-galaxy-a9-5g-hands-on/

 

Where to Get Your Out-of-Warranty iOS Device Fixed

https://lifehacker.com/where-to-get-your-out-of-warranty-ios-device-fixed-1837845689

 

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 Fix A Windows Memory Leak

Learn how to find a memory leak and fix it in Windows 7, 8, and 10

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-fix-windows-memory-leak-4585049

 

Google confirms DOJ antitrust scrutiny, preps for probe from states

The search giant said it's sent records to US regulators.

https://www.cnet.com/news/google-confirms-doj-scrutiny-preps-for-investigation-from-states/

 

Quicktext for Thunderbird lets you create email templates and add them to your emails in seconds

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/30/quicktext-for-thunderbird-lets-you-create-email-templates/

 

Watering-hole attack campaign designed to infect iOS users via exploit chains

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/watering-hole-attack-campaign-designed-to-infect-ios-users-via-exploit-chains/

 

Heads up: A free, working exploit for BlueKeep just hit

If you haven’t yet installed the May Windows patches (yes, May), your machine just inherited a giant “Kick me” sign.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3436857/heads-up-a-free-working-exploit-for-bluekeep-just-hit.html

 

Cybercriminals Impersonate Chief Exec's Voice with AI Software

Scammers leveraged artificial intelligence software to mimic the voice of a chief executive and successfully request $243,000.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/cybercriminals-impersonate-chief-execs-voice-with-ai-software/d/d-id/1335722

 

Udemy Class Review: Ubuntu for Beginners

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/297863-udemy-class-review-ubuntu-for-beginners

 

Should You Upgrade to NVMe? 6 Reasons to Stick With SATA SSDs

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reasons-to-stick-with-sata-ssd/

 

Supercopier

Compact piece of software that helps you copy, transfer or move files, resume or skip the current transfer, as well as view errors, apply filters and verify checksums

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

 

THE HIGH HOPES OF THE LOW-TECH PHONE

The Light Phone returns with many aspirations and not too many features

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/4/20847717/light-phone-2-minimalist-features-design-keyboard-crowdfunding

 

How to Check if Your Chromecast Is Still Getting Updates

https://www.howtogeek.com/438642/how-to-check-if-your-chromecast-is-still-getting-updates/

 

8 signs it's time to update or replace your Android

https://www.komando.com/tips/571807/warning-signs-its-time-to-update-your-android

 

Twitter Suspends 'Tweet via SMS' Feature After Account Hijacks

'We're taking this step because of vulnerabilities that need to be addressed by mobile carriers and our reliance on having a linked phone number for two-factor authentication,' Twitter says.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370551/twitter-suspends-tweet-via-sms-feature-after-account-hijac

 

Apple’s iPhone XR’s battery case is $130, so try this $27 case instead

https://bgr.com/2019/09/06/iphone-xr-battery-case-discounted-today/

 

Seagate's latest portable SSDs are wrapped in fabric and camo

The One Touch line offers a bit of style, though it isn't the fastest.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/05/seagate-one-touch-ssd/

 

Lifehacker's Complete Guide to Android

Don't get overwhelmed by Android's many (many!) settings and apps. Master your Android phone or tablet with our ample collection of guides, tips, and tricks.

https://lifehacker.com/s/androidos

 

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 Upload Videos From an Old Camcorder to a PC

There's no need to lose your favorite memories

https://www.lifewire.com/upload-videos-from-camcorder-to-pc-4692265

 

Asking price for 220 million Facebook users' phone numbers? $1,000

At least one party tried to sell the trove of data.

https://www.cnet.com/news/asking-price-for-220-million-facebook-phone-numbers-1000/

 

How to add an extensions menu to Microsoft Edge (Chromium)

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/29/how-to-add-an-extensions-menu-to-microsoft-edge-chromium/

 

Despite concerns over breaches, 40% of cardholders have provided Social Security numbers online

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/despite-concerns-over-breaches-40-of-cardholders-have-provided-social-security-numbers-online/

 

Patching behavior in Win10 1903 changes dramatically – for the better

Patching in Windows 10 version 1903 has turned the old “Check for updates” turkey shoot into something manageable, according to a new report by Ed Bott. If true, this will be the second significant reason to upgrade to 1903 (if Microsoft ever bashes the big bugs).

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3436499/patching-behavior-in-win10-1903-changes-dramatically-for-the-better.html

 

7 Breaches & Hacks That Throw Shade on Biometric Security

Stolen fingerprints, fake hands, voice synthetization, and other nefarious techniques show biometrics has plenty of challenges.

https://www.darkreading.com/7-breaches-and-hacks-that-throw-shade-on-biometric-security/d/d-id/1335654

 

Microsoft: Latest Windows 10 1903 Update Can Cause CPU Spikes, Break Desktop Search

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/297956-microsoft-latest-windows-10-1903-update-can-cause-cpu-spikes-break-desktop-search

 

How to Fix Low Game FPS in Windows

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fix-low-game-fps-windows/

 

Ultracopier

Move or copy your files and folders and transfer files from one location to another at high speed thanks to this handy application

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

 

8chan could be back online as soon as next week, lawyer says

The site could still have trouble securing hosting

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/5/20851949/8chan-jim-watkins-benjamin-barr-congress-deposition-testimony-el-paso-shooting

 

How to Create a Google Form with Branching Logic

https://www.howtogeek.com/437542/how-to-create-a-google-form-with-branching-logic/

 

3 apps to make your phone run smoother

https://www.komando.com/apps/573495/3-apps-to-make-your-phone-run-smoother

 

10 Cool Features to Try in Android 10

The latest Android OS is now available to download for Pixel devices. Here are the best new features and updates to take for a spin.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/368275/10-cool-features-to-try-in-android-10

 

$199 gets you a rugged Chromebook that can withstand drops and spills

https://bgr.com/2019/09/05/chromebook-price-amazon-sale-rugged/

 

Facebook’s latest leak includes data on millions of users (updated)

It contained phone numbers and users' names, genders and countries.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/04/facebook-privacy-databases-phone-numbers/

 

Don't Buy a New Wifi Router Until You Check These 

https://lifehacker.com/dont-buy-a-new-wifi-router-until-you-check-these-three-1837477352

 

Intel's overclockable Core i5-9600K is on sale for $219, its lowest price ever

Amazon is selling Intel's six-core Core i5-9600K at its best price yet.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3433619/intels-overclockable-core-i5-9600k-is-on-sale-for-219-its-lowest-price-ever.html

 

How to Add Bullet Points in Excel

You can add numbered lists too

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-add-bullet-points-in-excel-4693649

 

This machine creates artificial vision for the blind

https://www.cnet.com/videos/this-machine-creates-artificial-vision-for-the-blind/

 

If you are not offered Windows 10 version 1903, try disabling hard drive encryption

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/29/if-you-are-not-offered-windows-10-version-1903-try-disabling-hard-drive-encryption/

 

TrickBot updated to target mobile carrier customers’ PIN codes

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/trickbot-updated-to-target-mobile-carrier-customers-pin-codes/

 

Security hole opens a billion Android users to advanced SMS phishing attacks

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2019/09/04/android-advanced-phishing-attacks/

 

Privacy 2019: We're Not Ready

To facilitate the innovative use of data and unlock the benefits of new technologies, we need privacy not just in the books but also on the ground.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/privacy-2019-were-not-ready/a/d-id/1335621

 

Factory recovery - Create a Custom Recovery Partition

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

 

How to Speed Up Your Internet With 7 Windows Tweaks

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fix-internet-speed-windows-tweaks/

 

ContaCam

Perform security surveillance and live webcam monitoring with this program that can detect motion and send you notifications when such situations occur

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/WebCam/ContaCam.shtml

 

Thieves are now using AI deepfakes to trick companies into sending them money

So AI crimes are a thing now

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/5/20851248/deepfakes-ai-fake-audio-phone-calls-thieves-trick-companies-stealing-money

 

How to Create a Combo Chart in Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/434259/how-to-create-a-combo-chart-in-excel/

 

How to shut off notifications on your Android

https://www.komando.com/tips/568415/how-to-shut-off-notifications-on-your-android

 

Acer Tips 300Hz Gaming Laptop, $14,000 Gaming Chair

Acer bumps the 15.6-inch display on its Triton 500 gaming laptop to 300Hz. And what better way to try it out than in the $14,000 Predator Thronos Air Gaming Chair?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370532/acer-tips-300hz-gaming-laptop-14-000-gaming-chair

 

Get a gorgeous frameless PC monitor on Amazon for under $100 (22" at this price, but there is a 24" and 27" version for higher prices)

https://bgr.com/2019/09/06/frameless-monitor-discounted-on-amazon-right-now/

 

Google Photos will let you order same-day prints from Walmart or CVS

And canvas prints, too.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/04/google-photos-order-same-day-prints-walmart-CVS/

 

How to Stream Apple Music to Your Chromecast From Android

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-stream-apple-music-to-your-chromecast-from-andro-1837710336

 

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

 

The 8 Best Laptops for Photography in 2019

Edit and make your photos really pop using these machines

https://www.lifewire.com/best-laptops-for-photography-4178285

 

This teeny tiny smart switch fits inside your walls

If you're OK with wiring, you can keep your familiar switches by hiding smarts in your wall with the new Shelly Dimmer.

https://www.cnet.com/news/this-teeny-tiny-smart-switch-fits-inside-your-walls/

 

AI Image Enlarger: convert images from low to high definition

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/29/ai-image-enlarger-convert-images-from-low-to-high-definition/

 

419 million Facebook users info exposed, phone numbers and unique IDs

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/419-million-facebook-users-info-exposed/

 

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

 

TrickBot Comes to Cellular Carriers

A new malicious campaign seeks cell account PINs from victims.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/trickbot-comes-to-cellular-carriers/d/d-id/1335674

 

How to Change User Name of an Account in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/89021-change-user-name-account-windows-10-a.html

 

5 Reasons Why Apple Should Ditch Lightning Cables

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/why-apple-ditch-lightning-cables/

 

Clean_DNS

Clear your DNS cache and repair faulty entries by turning to this lightweight application that packs an intuitive, user-friendly interface

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secure-cleaning/Clean-DNS.shtml

 

Facebook throttles clickbait parody site Reductress for sharing too much clickbait

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/5/20851178/facebook-reductress-clickbait-satire-flagged-limited-clickbait-moderation

 

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

https://www.howtogeek.com/437865/how-to-turn-off-facetime-on-your-iphone-ipad-and-mac/

 

Google exterminates frustrating Bluetooth bugs

https://www.komando.com/tips/573723/android-exterminates-bluetooth-bugs

 

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

 

People are freaking out over this viral deepfake iPhone app that puts your face in a movie clip in 8 seconds

https://bgr.com/2019/09/02/zao-deepfake-iphone-app-goes-viral-in-china-sparks-privacy-concerns/

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Robocall revenge: How some consumers are fighting back (and you can too)

https://www.komando.com/tips/573696/robocall-revenge-how-some-consumers-are-fighting-back-and-you-can-too

 

How to add Firefox bookmarks to an Android home screen

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-add-firefox-bookmarks-to-an-android-home-screen/

 

Has your browser been sluggish? It may have been hijacked

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

 

How to enable ‘Content Blocking’ feature in Firefox

Mozilla Firefox has a new content blocking feature to protect your privacy online, 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-content-blocking-firefox/

 

Stealthy Android Trojan Spy Signs You Up For Premium Subscriptions

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/stealthy-android-trojan-spy-signs-you-up-for-premium-subscriptions/

 

The F(x)tec Pro1 starts shipping to landscape QWERTY fans in October

Pre-orders can jump the line and get it starting in mid-September.

https://www.windowscentral.com/fxtec-pro1-starts-shipping-landscape-qwerty-fans-october

 

Netflix keeps freezing on Windows laptop

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

 

How to set up your TV for the perfect picture

Your guide to setting up best-in-class picture quality

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/television/tv-setup-guide-14-tips-for-getting-the-best-picture-quality-out-of-your-tv-1249665

 

Samsung’s cheaper, thinner, and ‘square’ foldable reportedly coming next year

A square deal

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/3/20847148/samsungs-square-foldable-rumor-price-date

 

How to Install Windows 10 Alongside Ubuntu

https://www.techjunkie.com/install-windows-10-alongside-ubuntu/

 

[Fix] Firefox Sync Not Working for All Preferences (Options)

https://www.askvg.com/fix-firefox-sync-not-working-for-all-preferences-options/

 

Apple issues statement in response to Google security vulnerabilities report

Google’s report created a false impression among users that their devices were compromised, Apple says.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3436779/apple-issues-statement-in-response-to-google-security-vulnerabilities-report.html

 

Roku and Amazon have different ideas about over-the-air DVR

Over-the-air DVR might always be a niche, even as antennas make a comeback.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3435847/roku-and-amazon-have-different-ideas-about-over-the-air-dvr.html

 

Apple calls Google’s Project Zero report on iOS malware misleading

https://bgr.com/2019/09/06/iphone-security-malware-project-zero-apple-statement/

 

Microsoft releases its first preview of PowerToys for Windows 10

Remember TweakUI?

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/06/power-toys-windows-10/?yptr=yahoo

 

Facebook, Microsoft Start Contest to Detect Deepfake Videos

The Deepfake Detection Challenge is calling on researchers to develop technologies that can detect AI-generated deepfake videos. The plan is to open source the tools so that everyone across the industry can use them.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370592/facebook-microsoft-start-contest-to-detect-deepfake-videos

 

5 hidden Microsoft Word tricks that will make you stand up and cheer

https://www.komando.com/tips/573597/5-hidden-microsoft-word-tricks-that-will-make-you-stand-up-and-cheer

 

Nokia and Lenovo lead global survey on regularity of Android brand software and security updates

As more people keep their smartphones for longer, the survey found that most companies are failing to update older versions.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/nokia-and-lenovo-lead-global-survey-on-regularity-of-android-brand-software-and-security-updates/

 

Amazon's Ring camera raises civil liberties concerns: U.S. senator

https://news.yahoo.com/amazons-ring-camera-raises-civil-211456191.html

 

How to block website from tracking your location on Firefox

Did you allow a website to track your location by mistake on Firefox? Use these steps to change the settings to block the site.

https://pureinfotech.com/block-website-tracking-location-firefox/

 

Google Chrome Starts Testing Third-Party Cookie Blocking

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-chrome-starts-testing-third-party-cookie-blocking/

 

Windows 10 20H1: All the changes so far

2020's first major Windows 10 feature update is now in development. Here are all the changes coming in that release, that we know about so far.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-20h1-changelog

 

What happens when battery is fully charged but still connected?

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

 

How to factory reset Windows 10

Clean up before selling your computer

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-factory-reset-windows-10

 

Samsung’s Galaxy A90 5G is a mid-range phone with next-gen speeds

Coming to South Korea tomorrow

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/2/20845445/samsung-galaxy-a90-5g-announced-specs

 

How to Make a Photo Collage in Paint.NET

https://www.techjunkie.com/make-a-photo-collage-paint-net/

 

[Fix] Windows 10 Touch Screen Not Working After Update

https://www.askvg.com/fix-windows-10-touch-screen-not-working-after-update/

 

Prices plummet for 2017 MacBooks and iPad Pros at Woot

Today’s deal lets you get a relatively new iPad Pro for as little as $400.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3435760/prices-plummet-for-2017-macbooks-and-ipad-pros-at-woot.html

 

Bond Bridge by Olibra review: Bringing smart-home tech to dumb ceiling fans

The Bond Bridge is a pricey one-trick pony—but it’s a pretty good trick.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3435901/bond-bridge-review.html

 

The coolest thing about Lenovo’s new tablets is what happens when you’re not using them

https://bgr.com/2019/09/05/lenovo-yoga-smart-tab-vs-smart-tab-m8-release-date-specs-and-price/

 

Samsung's Exynos 980 chip is a processor and 5G modem in one

The single chip will allow for slimmer devices and better battery life.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/04/samsung-exynos-980-chip-processor-5g-modem/

 

LG G8X ThinQ Lets You Ease Into the Folding Phone Trend

The G8X is a traditional smartphone that docks in a case with a secondary display. It's not as sexy as the Huawei Mate X or Samsung Galaxy Fold, but it's practical.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370569/lg-g8x-thinq-lets-you-ease-into-the-folding-phone-trend

 

Where are the cameras in your car and what are they looking for?

https://www.komando.com/tips/567371/where-are-the-cameras-in-your-car-and-what-are-they-looking-for

 

How to turn on automatic Registry File backup in Windows 10

The April 2018 Windows 10 Update turned off the automatic backup process for the Windows 10 Registry File, leaving normal PC users more vulnerable than before.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-turn-on-automatic-registry-file-backup-in-windows-10/

 

Firefox now blocks cryptomining (and cookies) by default

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/firefox-now-blocks-cryptomining-cookies-110601506.html

 

How to disable hardware acceleration in Google Chrome

If Chrome is having problems displaying visual elements on the screen, then turning off hardware acceleration may fix the problem. Here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/disable-hardware-acceleration-chrome/

 

Android SMS Phishing Can Stealthily Enable Malicious Settings

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/android-sms-phishing-can-stealthily-enable-malicious-settings/

 

Microsoft Clippy is back from the dead (sort of) on macOS

It's ridiculous, but the good kind of ridulous.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-clippy-back-dead-sort-macos

 

Sniptool Screen Capture is perfect for capturing screenshots your way

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

 

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

 

Facebook Dating could have an unfair advantage over its competitors

Why antitrust investigators should take a look at the company’s latest project

https://www.theverge.com/interface/2019/9/6/20852035/facebook-dating-competition-antitrust-instagram-tinder-hinge

 

Where Is the Windows 10 Wallpaper Folder Location

https://www.techjunkie.com/where-is-the-windows-10-wallpaper-folder-location/

 

Try These TEN TIPS for Identity Theft Protection

https://askbobrankin.com/try_these_ten_tips_for_identity_theft_protection.html

 

Why the iPhone 11 won’t have 5G (and the iPhone 12 might not either)

Testing the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G told me a lot about the Apple’s strategy.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3434525/iphone-11-5g-speeds-coverage-rumors.html

 

It's football season! These second-screen apps make NFL games even more fun to watch

Bringing you everything from stats to game-time snacks, these apps are as indispensable as your TV remote.

https://www.techhive.com/article/2975922/its-football-season-these-second-screen-apps-make-nfl-games-even-more-fun-to-watch.html

 

Google is about to make Google Maps more like Waze

https://bgr.com/2019/09/06/google-maps-vs-waze-incident-reports-favorite-public-transit-lines/

 

Lenovo's take on Google's Nest Hub has a built-in camera

The teeny smart display is mostly the same as Google's.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/05/lenovo-smart-display-7-hands-on-yoga-smart-tab-m8/

 

Over 400M Facebook User Phone Numbers Exposed

The phone numbers were discovered on a server without password protection so anyone could view them. 133 million are for US Facebook users.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370556/over-400m-facebook-user-phone-numbers-exposed

 

3 apps to make your phone run smoother

https://www.komando.com/apps/573495/3-apps-to-make-your-phone-run-smoother

 

Revealed: Windows 10's new look for 2-in-1 PCs

Microsoft is experimenting with offering broadly the same Windows 10 layout whether a convertible PC is being used as a desktop or a tablet.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/revealed-windows-10s-new-look-for-2-in-1-pcs/

 

Amazon's New Payment System Scans Your Hand Instead Of A Credit Card

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/amazons-payment-system-scans-hand-203000087.html

 

Should I clean install Windows 10 with Reset this PC’s Cloud Download option or USB flash drive?

Is it better to clean install Windows 10 using the Cloud Download option with Reset this PC or bootable USB flash drive? Best answer: Use the USB flash drive option — here’s why.

https://pureinfotech.com/clean-install-windows-10-reset-this-pc-cloud-download-usb-flash-drive/

 

Year-Old Samba Bug Allows Access to Forbidden Root Share Paths

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/year-old-samba-bug-allows-access-to-forbidden-root-share-paths/

 

How to move files to a new partition when you don't have a secondary drive on Windows 10

If you need to move your files to a new partition, but you don't have extra storage, then use this workaround on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-move-files-new-partition-when-dont-have-secondary-drive-windows-10

 

Headphones not showing up in playback devices on Windows 10

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

 

How to stop Alexa from listening to you

Take back your privacy with these five tips

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

 

Microsoft’s first PowerToys for Windows 10 now available to download

Now available for download on GitHub

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/6/20852451/microsoft-windows-10-powertoys-download-features

 

How to Automatically Refresh a Page in Chrome

https://www.techjunkie.com/automatically-refresh-page-in-chrome/

 

Time to Reset Your Web Browser?

https://askbobrankin.com/time_to_reset_your_web_browser.html

 

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

 

NFL without cable: A cord-cutter’s guide for the 2019 pro football season

Whether you've cut the cord or are sticking with cable, our guide will show you all the ways you can watch America's favorite sport on TV, including Monday Night Football and NFL RedZone.

https://www.techhive.com/article/2975842/how-to-watch-football-without-cable.html

 

Someone might’ve finally figured out how to fix the frame drop problem on iPhones

https://bgr.com/2019/09/06/iphone-vs-android-2019-fix-frame-drop-problem/

 

The PIS2 is a portable PS2 years in the making

The mod uses real hardware, not emulation.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/05/pis2-portable-ps2/

 

1.71 Billion Websites Now Exist; Most Are Dead

Apps may be all we think about, but there are plenty of unique domains out there being hosted. However, only about 0.06 percent of those are active.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370523/1-71-billion-websites-now-exist-most-are-dead

 

Not sure what a VPN is or why you need it? We explain both here

https://www.komando.com/tips/567899/protect-your-critical-information-with-this-trusted-vpn

 

How to modify the folders Microsoft OneDrive syncs to the cloud

A TechRepublic member wants to save files to the cloud and only to the cloud. There are settings in Microsoft OneDrive that make this possible.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-modify-the-folders-microsoft-onedrive-syncs-to-the-cloud/

 

Yahoo breach settlement: How to get a check and credit monitoring

https://news.yahoo.com/yahoo-breach-settlement-check-credit-204317247.html

 

How to fix ‘Night light’ on Windows 10

Is Night light not working after upgrading to a new version of Windows 10? Here's how you can try to fix this problem.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-night-light-windows-10-creators-update/

 

Do you actually save money with a laser printer at home?

https://www.windowscentral.com/do-you-actually-save-money-laser-printer-home

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Patching behavior in Win10 1903 changes dramatically – for the better

Patching in Windows 10 version 1903 has turned the old “Check for updates” turkey shoot into something manageable, according to a new report by Ed Bott. If true, this will be the second significant reason to upgrade to 1903 (if Microsoft ever bashes the big bugs).

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3436499/patching-behavior-in-win10-1903-changes-dramatically-for-the-better.html

 

Scammers increasingly hide behind legitimate company websites to spawn phishing mails

https://www.scmagazineuk.com/scammers-increasingly-hide-behind-legitimate-company-websites-spawn-phishing-mails/article/1593447

 

How to Force Restart Any iPhone or iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/437308/how-to-force-restart-any-iphone-or-ipad/

 

Beeftext is an excellent open-source text snippet tool for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/09/02/beeftext-open-source-text-expander-tool-for-windows/

 

How to Unlock and Format an External Hard Drive for Your Mac

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-unlock-format-external-hard-drive-for-mac/

 

How to Access Google Maps' New Street View Layer in Android

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-access-google-maps-new-street-view-layer-in-andr-1837876676

 

Ransomware attacks on businesses up 365% this year

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

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

 

Astaroth Trojan Uses Cloudflare Workers to Bypass AV Software

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/astaroth-trojan-uses-cloudflare-workers-to-bypass-av-software/

 

Google reportedly targeted by states in coming antitrust probe

The possible investigation comes as the tech industry faces greater scrutiny from government officials.

https://www.cnet.com/news/google-reportedly-targeted-by-state-attorneys-general-in-coming-antitrust-probe/

 

iNSYNQ Ransom Attack Began With Phishing Email

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

 

How uncertainty in the cyber domain changes war

https://www.fifthdomain.com/show-reporters/black-hat/2019/08/08/how-uncertainty-in-the-cyber-domain-changes-war/

 

WSPR Explained: How to Get Started With One-Way Ham Radio

https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/297703-wspr-explained-one-way-ham-radio-howto

 

Security hole opens a billion Android users to advanced SMS phishing attacks

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2019/09/04/android-advanced-phishing-attacks/

 

USB 4 is official, brings faster speeds and 100W charging support

https://www.androidauthority.com/usb-4-final-spec-1025594/

 

5G Standard to Get New Security Specifications

Researchers had recently demonstrated how attackers could intercept device capability information and use it against 5G mobile subscribers.

https://www.darkreading.com/mobile/5g-standard-to-get-new-security-specifications/d/d-id/1335735

 

Lenovo Upgrades Smart Displays With Google Assistant

The Smart Tab M8 and Yoga Smart Tab come equipped with Google Assistant Ambient Mode—a new Google feature that uses AI to show suggestions via the always-on display based on your usage, such as commute times or calendar appointments.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370563/lenovo-upgrades-smart-displays-with-google-assistant

 

A new kind of speed trap -- your neighbors shame you on Nextdoor

https://www.komando.com/tips/571939/a-new-kind-of-speed-trap-your-neighbors-shame-you-on-nextdoor

 

BRATA malware targeting Brazilian Android devices

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/malware/brata-malware-targeting-brazilian-android-devices/

 

How to Use the chmod Command on Linux

https://www.howtogeek.com/437958/how-to-use-the-chmod-command-on-linux/

 

Malwarebytes Browser Guard for Firefox and Chrome leaves Beta ( I use this with other extensions)

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/09/02/malwarebytes-browser-guard-for-firefox-and-chrome-leaves-beta/

 

A Quick and Dirty Guide to RAM: What You Need to Know

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/quick-dirty-guide-ram-need-know/

 

Check Out These Free Online Courses Starting This September

https://lifehacker.com/check-out-these-free-online-courses-starting-this-septe-1837837032

 

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/

 

Cracked Passwords for Poshmark Accounts Being Sold Online

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/cracked-passwords-for-poshmark-accounts-being-sold-online/

 

8 of Android 10's best features and how to use them

Android 10 is here and it's full of new features.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/8-of-android-10s-best-features-and-how-to-use-them/

 

Spam In your Calendar? Here’s What to Do.

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/09/spam-in-your-calendar-heres-what-to-do/

 

Exclusive: Critical U.S. Election Systems Have Been Left Exposed Online Despite Official Denials

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/3kxzk9/exclusive-critical-us-election-systems-have-been-left-exposed-online-despite-official-denials

 

AMD Overtakes Nvidia in Graphics Shipments for First Time in 5 Years

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/297627-amd-overtakes-nvidia-in-graphics-shipments-for-first-time-in-5-years

 

Report: Exploit market ‘flooded’ with iOS vulnerabilities, driving down their value

https://9to5mac.com/2019/09/03/ios-exploit-market-report/

 

Samsung Galaxy Fold Now Available

Category-defining foldable device inspires new mobile experiences with custom UX, mobility and powerful multitasking

https://news.samsung.com/global/samsung-galaxy-fold-now-available

 

Android Phone Flaw Allows Attackers to Divert Email

Researchers find that a spoofing a service message from the phone carrier is simple and effective on some brands of Android smartphones.

https://www.darkreading.com/mobile/android-phone-flaw-allows-attackers-to-divert-email/d/d-id/1335729

 

Altice Launches Killer $30/Month Cell Phone Service

The owner of Altice and Suddenlink cable systems is offering a great deal on wireless service by routing much of the data down its own pipes.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370575/altice-launches-killer-30-month-cell-phone-service

 

Quick and simple way to listen to radio around the world

https://www.komando.com/downloads/440920/listen-to-radio-stations-world-wide

 

Domen toolkit customizes fake web page overlays to bolster infection odds

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/domen-toolkit-customizes-fake-web-page-overlays-to-bolster-infection-odds/

 

How to Resume an Interrupted Download in Google Chrome

https://www.howtogeek.com/437204/how-to-resume-an-interrupted-download-in-google-chrome/

 

File Copier: copy damaged files from discs or hard drives

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/09/01/file-copier-copy-damaged-files-from-discs-or-hard-drives/

 

8 Browser Extensions You Should Remove Now Due to DataSpii

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/browser-extensions-remove-dataspii/

 

The Best Note-Taking Apps

https://lifehacker.com/the-best-note-taking-apps-1837842880

 

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/

 

Sodinokibi Ransomware Spreads via Fake Forums on Hacked Sites

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/sodinokibi-ransomware-spreads-via-fake-forums-on-hacked-sites/

 

Altice offers unlimited mobile phone service for just $20 a month

The cable operator looks to shake-up the mobile market with an inexpensive unlimited plan unmatched by others in the market.

https://www.cnet.com/news/altice-offers-unlimited-mobile-phone-service-for-just-20-a-month/

 

Feds Allege Adconion Employees Hijacked IP Addresses for Spamming

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/09/feds-allege-adconion-employees-hijacked-ip-addresses-for-spamming/

 

Hyper-V - Use Differencing Disks

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/139511-hyper-v-use-differencing-disks.html

 

Spy Games: the NSA and GCHQ Offer Their Software to the Open Source Community

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/spy-games-nsa-and-gchq-offer-their-software-open-source-community

 

Samsung launches its first 5G-integrated CPU

The Exynos 980's compelling story is the 8nm process—not the 5G modem itself.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/09/samsung-launches-its-first-5g-integrated-cpu/

 

Samsung’s A-Series 5G Smartphone: Galaxy A90 5G

https://www.anandtech.com/show/14822/samsungs-5g-smartphone-galaxy-a90-w-64inch-amoled-qualcomm-5g

 

Back to School? 'Not So Fast,' Cybercriminals Say

A New York State school district was forced to delay the start of its school year when ransomware struck.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/back-to-school-not-so-fast-cybercriminals-say/d/d-id/1335728

 

Facebook Dating Is Upon Us: What Could Go Wrong?

Facebook Dating launches in the US today with a Secret Crush feature that lets you identify Facebook and Instagram users you'd like to date. You'll be notified if there's a match; if not, your crush will receive a cryptic 'someone has a crush on you' notification.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370565/facebook-dating-is-upon-us-what-could-go-wrong

 

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

 

Reports say China devised iPhone malware campaign to track Muslims; Android and Windows devices also targeted

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/apts-cyberespionage/reports-say-china-devised-iphone-malware-campaign-to-track-muslims-android-and-windows-devices-also-targeted/

 

How to Easily Recycle the Old Electronics You Can’t Sell

https://www.howtogeek.com/438328/how-to-easily-recycle-the-old-electronics-you-cant-sell/

 

Create Windows Sandbox configuration files with Sandbox Configuration Manager

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/30/create-windows-sandbox-configuration-files-with-sandbox-configuration-manager/

 

5 Tools to Understand Facebook’s Privacy Violations and Defeat It

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/understand-facebooks-privacy-violations/

 

Take These Steps Before Installing Android 10 on Your Phone

https://lifehacker.com/do-this-before-installing-android-10-on-your-phone-1837842182

 

The Different Types of Windows 10 Updates

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/the-different-types-of-windows-10-updates/

 

Best Raspberry Pi alternatives: The latest single-board computers

These are the most interesting Raspberry Pi alternatives for you to try.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/raspberry-pi-challengers-the-latest-boards-for-you-to-try/

 

Nokia's first 5G phone could be your affordable route to next-gen speeds

The Nokia device, due next year, could make 5G more widely accessible.

https://www.cnet.com/news/nokias-first-5g-phone-could-be-your-affordable-route-to-next-gen-speeds/

 

Phishers are Angling for Your Cloud Providers

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/08/phishers-are-angling-for-your-cloud-providers/

 

How to Enable or Disable to Format with ReFS File System in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/29897-enable-disable-refs-file-system-windows-8-1-windows-10-a.html

 

Some (Linux) Bugs Have All the Fun

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/some-linux-bugs-have-all-fun

 

US election systems left online for months, possibly years, report says

https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-pasco/us-election-systems-left-online-for-months-possibly-years-report-says

 

Brave browser catches Google tracking users with hidden web pages

That doesn't sound GDPR-compliant ...

https://thenextweb.com/hardfork/2019/09/04/brave-google-chrome-browser-track-users-hidden-web-pages-gdpr/

 

Rising Fines Will Push Breach Costs Much Higher

The cost of breaches will rise by two-thirds over the next five years, exceeding an estimated $5 trillion in 2024, primarily driven by higher fines as more jurisdictions punish companies for lax security.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/rising-fines-will-push-breach-costs-much-higher/d/d-id/1335726

 

Here Are All the Changes Samsung Made to the Galaxy Fold

After an ill-fated debut earlier this year, Samsung introduced the new and improved Galaxy Fold at IFA. Here's what's different.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/370558/here-are-all-the-changes-samsung-made-to-the-galaxy-fold

 

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

 

Foxit forcing customer password resets after data breach

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/foxit-forcing-customer-password-resets-after-data-breach/

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Smishing and vishing: How these cyber attacks work and how to prevent them

As scammers aim to manipulate people into handing over sensitive data, phishing attacks are expanding into new channels and growing even more sophisticated.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3411439/smishing-and-vishing-how-these-cyber-attacks-work-and-how-to-prevent-them.html

 

Why School Districts are Targets of Social Engineering

https://blog.knowbe4.com/why-school-districts-are-targets-of-social-engineering

 

Black Hat 2019: Security Culture Is Everyone's Culture

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

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

 

How to Protect Your Cloud Storage and Backups from Ransomware

There are now additional protections for your data if your machine becomes infected with a form of malware known as ransomware.

https://askleo.com/how-to-protect-your-cloud-storage-and-backups-from-ransomware/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IkGC4uSZkpdfbL

 

9 Ways Linux Is Taking Over the World

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/linux-taking-over-world/

 

How to disable Bixby on your Samsung phone and Samsung TV

Disable, delete or remove Bixby

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-disable-bixby-on-your-samsung-phone-and-samsung-tv

 

How to choose and use an Xbox One external hard drive

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-one-external-hard-drive-guide

 

How to turn on automatic Registry File backup in Windows 10

The April 2018 Windows 10 Update turned off the automatic backup process for the Windows 10 Registry File, leaving normal PC users more vulnerable than before.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-turn-on-automatic-registry-file-backup-in-windows-10/

 

Windows Registry Recovery lets you recover Registry Configuration from crashed computers

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

 

How to Download Android Apps On Chromebook

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

 

Wi-Fi 6 is barely here, but Wi-Fi 7 is already on the way

With improvements to Wi-Fi 6 and its successor, Qualcomm is working to boost speeds and overcome congestion on wireless networks.

https://www.cnet.com/news/wi-fi-6-is-barely-here-but-wi-fi-7-is-already-on-the-way/

 

Explained: Do I need a VPN on a Public Network?

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10607/explained-do-i-need-vpn-public-network

 

Prices plummet for 2017 MacBooks and iPad Pros at Woot

Today’s deal lets you get a relatively new iPad Pro for as little as $400.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3435760/prices-plummet-for-2017-macbooks-and-ipad-pros-at-woot.html

 

Google Photos will let you order same-day prints from Walmart or CVS

And canvas prints, too.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/04/google-photos-order-same-day-prints-walmart-CVS/

 

When Will My Phone Get the Android 10 Update?

Unless you have a Google Pixel or Essential phone, you could be waiting awhile for Android 10. Here's when to expect Google's latest mobile OS on your phone.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/370539/when-will-my-phone-get-the-android-10-update

 

How to pick the best printer for your money

https://www.komando.com/tips/366364/how-to-pick-the-best-printer-for-your-money

 

Pleading Guilty to Business Email Compromise

https://blog.knowbe4.com/pleading-guilty-to-business-email-compromise

 

Google Announces New, Expanded Bounty Programs

The company is significantly expanding the bug-bounty program for Google Play and starting a program aimed at user data protection.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/google-announces-new-expanded-bounty-programs/d/d-id/1335690

 

Why Are Pictures Not Showing in Email?

There are many reasons pictures don't show up in email. I'll review the complex world that is email, and some of the things that can go wrong.

https://askleo.com/why_dont_pictures_show_up_in_the_emails_i_send_or_receive/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IkGC4uSZkpdfbL

 

The 10 Best BBC Shows on Netflix Americans Will Enjoy

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-bbc-shows-netflix-americans/

 

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

 

Dell patents a dual-screen design for PCs, including a flexible hinge

A new patent shows a dual-screen design by Dell, potentially indicating a future device.

https://www.windowscentral.com/dell-patents-dual-screen-design-pc

 

USB-IF to continue confusing name scheme with USB4 Gen 3x2

Despite negative reception of the USB-IF's naming convention for USB 3.2, 40Gbps on USB4 will be called USB4 Gen 3x2.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/usb-if-to-continue-confusing-name-scheme-with-usb4-gen-3x2/

 

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

 

Windows 10’s Tablet Mode May Be Replaced With the Desktop

https://www.howtogeek.com/438952/windows-10s-tablet-mode-may-be-replaced-with-the-desktop/

 

Many AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs Don’t Hit Full Boost Clock: Report

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/297762-survey-many-amd-ryzen-3000-cpus-dont-hit-full-boost-clock

 

Ransomware attacks are getting more ambitious as crooks target shared files

Cybercriminals have learned they can get bigger pay days by going after bigger targets.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-attacks-are-getting-more-ambitious-as-crooks-target-shared-files/

 

How to create a backup plan to restore passwords if your system fails

Having multiple copies of your data is great, unless you can’t access passwords required to unlock them.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3432729/how-to-create-a-backup-plan-to-restore-passwords-if-your-system-fails.html

 

Roku's first soundbar doubles as a streaming box

And for you bass freaks, Roku also made a new wireless subwoofer.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/04/roku-smart-soundbar-wireless-subwoofer/

 

Facebook Directs Users to Reliable Vaccine Info With New Pop-Up

The 'educational' pop-ups will appear on vaccine-related searches on Facebook and groups and pages devoted to the topic. They'll direct you to check out the websites from public health groups for credible vaccination info.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370549/facebook-directs-users-to-reliable-vaccine-info-with-new-pop

 

A new kind of speed trap -- your neighbors shame you on Nextdoor

https://www.komando.com/tips/571939/a-new-kind-of-speed-trap-your-neighbors-shame-you-on-nextdoor

 

Varieties of Extortion Experience

https://blog.knowbe4.com/varieties-of-extortion-experience

 

Crimeware: How Criminals Built a Business to Target Businesses

A new report investigates the evolution of crimeware, how businesses underestimate the threat, and why they should be concerned.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/crimeware-how-criminals-built-a-business-to-target-businesses/d/d-id/1335742

 

What’s the Difference Between a Sandbox and a Virtual Machine?

Sandboxes and virtual machines share some characteristics, but they are fundamentally different technologies. I'll look at both from a high level.

https://askleo.com/whats-the-difference-between-a-sandbox-and-a-virtual-machine/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IkGC4uSZkpdfbL

 

The 12 Best Offline Games for iPhone and iPad to Play Without Data or Wi-Fi

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-offline-games-iphone-ipad/

 

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

 

How to set up multiple partitions on a USB flash drive on Windows 10

If you have a flash drive with several gigabytes of storage, you can configure multiple partitions to use different file systems or protect files with encryption. Here's how to do just that on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-set-usb-flash-drive-multiple-partitions-windows-10

 

Nokia and Lenovo lead global survey on regularity of Android brand software and security updates

As more people keep their smartphones for longer, the survey found that most companies are failing to update older versions.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/nokia-and-lenovo-lead-global-survey-on-regularity-of-android-brand-software-and-security-updates/

 

How to wake Windows laptop from sleep with lid closed?

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

 

How to Quickly Switch Between Gmail Accounts on Android, iPhone, and iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/438916/how-to-quickly-switch-between-gmail-accounts-on-android-iphone-and-ipad/

 

New Yorkers Losing So Many AirPods in Subway Tracks That MTA is Considering a PSA to Warn Commuters

https://www.macrumors.com/2019/09/03/lost-airpods-nyc-subway-train-tracks/

 

Facebook Tightens Political Ad Rules, But is it Enough?

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10609/facebook-tightens-political-ad-rules-it-enough

 

A Windows update may have broken your Mac’s access to shared servers. Here’s how to fix it

The update invalidates credentials, but doesn’t explain how to re-connect.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3433944/a-windows-update-mac-access-fix.html

 

NVIDIA's Quadro RTX 6000 should be the most powerful laptop GPU ever

8K content creation hits the road.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/04/nvidia-quadro-rtx-6000-laptops/

 

Amazon Upgrades Fire TV Cube With Faster Voice Controls

The second-gen Fire TV Cube will retain its $119.99 price, but comes with a new six-core processor, an upgrade from the quad-core chip in last year's model. Pre-orders start today.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370515/amazon-upgrades-fire-tv-cube-with-faster-voice-controls

 

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

 

Confirm Your Unsubscribe Request? Not So Fast

https://blog.knowbe4.com/confirm-your-unsubscribe-request-not-so-fast

 

419M Facebook User Phone Numbers Publicly Exposed

It's still unclear who owned the server storing hundreds of millions of records online without a password.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/419m-facebook-user-phone-numbers-publicly-exposed/d/d-id/1335740

 

Two-Factor Authentication Keeps the Hackers Out

Two-factor authentication is a great way to keep your accounts secure from hackers - even those who manage to get your password.

https://askleo.com/two-factor-authentication-keeps-the-hackers-out/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IkGC4uSZkpdfbL

 

13 Websites to Find People on the Internet

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/15-websites-to-trace-people-online/

 

How to use Windows 10

Everything you need to know

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

 

Amazon unveils the Fire TV Edition Anker Nebula Soundbar

It's Amazon Fire TV, built in to an Anker sound bar.

https://www.windowscentral.com/amazon-unveils-fire-tv-edition-soundbar-anker-nebula-soundbar

 

How much do you know about the Russian Dark Web?

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

 

How to change Wi-Fi Router Name and Password

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-change-wi-fi-router-name-and-password

 

How to Take a Photo on a Chromebook

https://www.howtogeek.com/437885/how-to-take-a-photo-on-a-chromebook/

 

It's football season! These second-screen apps make NFL games even more fun to watch

Bringing you everything from stats to game-time snacks, these apps are as indispensable as your TV remote.

https://www.techhive.com/article/2975922/its-football-season-these-second-screen-apps-make-nfl-games-even-more-fun-to-watch.html

 

Phishing emails: Here's why we are still getting caught out after all these years

Google explains why phishing scams are still depressingly effective.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/phishing-emails-heres-why-we-are-still-getting-caught-out-after-all-these-years/

 

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

 

The ASUS StudioBook One is the first laptop with NVIDIA's Quadro RTX 6000

It's "the world’s most graphically-powerful laptop" --- for now.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/04/asus-studiobook-one-announced-nvidia-quadro-rtx-6000/

 

YouTube Hit With $170 Million Fine for Violating Children's Privacy

YouTube should've been asking for parental consent before collecting data to serve up targeted ads to kids. It didn't and collected millions from advertisers.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370542/youtube-hit-with-170-million-fine-for-violating-childrens

 

8 signs it's time to update or replace your Android

https://www.komando.com/tips/571807/warning-signs-its-time-to-update-your-android

 

Bad Guys Exploit CapitalOne Breach to Push Backdoor Trojan

https://blog.knowbe4.com/bad-guys-exploit-capitalone-breach-to-push-backdoor-trojan

 

Google knows your Calendar is being spammed, and is working on a fix

https://bgr.com/2019/09/03/google-calendar-spam-phishing-issue-fix/

 

Is the Nooie Cam 360 the Affordable IP Cam You're Looking For?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfBDHrXaJeE&t=263s

 

Google is a bald-faced IoT liar and its Nest pants are on fire

Internet of walled gardens? Go single vendor with your IoT, or else.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-is-a-bald-faced-iot-liar-and-its-nest-pants-are-on-fire/

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Tue 1723 09/03/2019

Why the iPhone 11 won’t have 5G (and the iPhone 12 might not either)

Testing the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G told me a lot about the Apple’s strategy.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3434525/iphone-11-5g-speeds-coverage-rumors.html

 

Samsung may be quietly developing another foldable phone that looks like an old-school flip phone

https://news.yahoo.com/samsung-may-quietly-developing-another-134356853.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

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

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

 

'It Saved Our Community': 16 Realistic Ransomware Defenses for Cities

Practical steps municipal governments can take to better prevent and respond to ransomware infections.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/it-saved-our-community-16-realistic-ransomware-defenses-for-cities/b/d-id/1335685

 

Securely Transfer Files for Free With Black Hole's Blockchain-Based Service

https://lifehacker.com/securely-transfer-files-for-free-with-black-holes-block-1837879668

 

Facebook replaces setting that only suggested friends to tag in photos

Users will have access to a broader setting for facial recognition.

https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-replaces-setting-that-only-suggested-friends-to-tag-in-photos/

 

Time to check Face Recognition settings on Facebook

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/09/04/time-to-check-face-recognition-settings-on-facebook/

 

How to Change Your Apple ID Email Address

https://www.howtogeek.com/408142/how-to-change-your-apple-id-email-address/

 

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

 

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

 

Create Sandbox in Windows 10 using Sandbox Configuration Manager

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/sandbox-configuration-manager

 

Password Manager Roundup  (I have used Lastpass in Windows, MacOS, Linux and Android for around 10 years)

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/password-manager-roundup

 

Best Chrome Extensions for Recording Your Screen Capture

https://www.techjunkie.com/chrome-extensions-recording-screen-capture/

 

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

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

 

USB4 Branding Is Reportedly Downright Bad

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/297779-usb4-branding-is-reportedly-downright-bad

 

5 Faster Chrome Extensions to Speed Up Web Browsing

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/faster-chrome-extensions-speed-browsing/

 

What’s New for Windows 10 Users in Firefox 69

The most recent Firefox version comes with lots of improvements for all supported platforms, but this time Windows 10 receives some special love from Mozilla.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/what-s-new-for-windows-10-users-in-firefox-69-527271.shtml

 

Google just released Android 10

https://bgr.com/2019/09/03/android-10-release-date-download-now-pixel-phones/

 

Firefox 69 blocks cookies and crypto-mining tracking by default

Will these privacy measures convert Chrome users?

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/03/firefox-69-blocks-cookies-crypto-mining/

 

Light Phone 2 Cracks the Simple Phone Code

This stripped-down, e-ink based phone can make voice-over-LTE calls on three different US networks—something that competitors like Punkt and Nokia haven't been able to accomplish.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370517/light-phone-2-cracks-the-simple-phone-code

 

Remove your personal data and opt out of data broker sites -- here's how

https://www.komando.com/tips/570388/remove-your-personal-data-and-opt-out-of-data-broker-sites-heres-how

 

Dropbox To Stop Following Symlinks To Items Outside The Dropbox Folder

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/09/dropbox-to-stop-following-symlinks-to.html

 

7 Breaches & Hacks That Throw Shade on Biometric Security

Stolen fingerprints, fake hands, voice synthetization, and other nefarious techniques show biometrics has plenty of challenges.

https://www.darkreading.com/7-breaches-and-hacks-that-throw-shade-on-biometric-security/d/d-id/1335654

 

How to Downgrade Your Phone from Android 10 to Android 9

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-downgrade-your-phone-from-android-10-to-android-1837868743

 

Acer, Asus ROG, HP and Lenovo gaming laptops on sale

It's all part of Intel's Gamer Days week of sales, running now through Sept. 8.

https://www.cnet.com/news/intel-gamer-days-gaming-gear-on-sale/

 

How to locate a noisy tab in Firefox and switch to it instantly

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/09/03/how-to-locate-a-noisy-tab-in-firefox-and-switch-to-it-instantly/

 

How to Organize Your Google Drive

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

 

How to Lock Your Windows 10 PC

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

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

 

New Windows 10 build merges tablet, desktop experience

Apparently no one used the existing tablet UI.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3435196/windows-10-build-18970-new-features.html

 

How to use Windows Sandbox and VMWare or VirtualBox together

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-use-windows-sandbox-and-vmware-or-virtualbox-together

 

Shrinking Linux Attack Surfaces

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/shrinking-linux-attack-surfaces

 

The Best Kodi Builds – August 2019

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-kodi-builds/

 

Malware Distributors Create Fake Site of Popular VPN

https://www.maketecheasier.com/malware-distributors-create-fake-site-of-popular-vpn/

 

Microsoft Demos Touch-Optimized Desktop in Latest Windows 10 Insider Build

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/297666-microsoft-demos-touch-optimized-desktop-in-latest-windows-10-insider-build

 

How to Fix an Unexpected Store Exception Error in Windows 10

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/unexpected-store-exception-windows/

 

This Is How Mozilla Firefox 69 Blocks the Super-Annoying Auto-Playing Media

Mozilla Firefox 69 is out now for all supported platforms, including Windows and macOS, and one of the changes it brings to the desktop is an enhanced blocker for media that starts playing automatically when loading a website.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/this-is-how-mozilla-firefox-69-blocks-the-super-annoying-auto-playing-media-527251.shtml

 

You’re crazy if you don’t get Amazon’s $25 Alexa smart plug while it’s down to $5

https://bgr.com/2019/09/03/amazon-smart-plug-sale-still-only-5-dollars/

 

Twitter temporarily disables tweeting via SMS after account hijacks

It's promising a long-term solution.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/04/twitter-disables-tweeting-via-sms/

 

Majority of US Homes Have a Video Streaming Service

But as the number and cost of streaming services increases, what is the breaking point?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370520/majority-of-us-homes-have-a-video-streaming-service

 

How to protect your privacy on neighborhood sites like Nextdoor

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

 

Helper GUI For scrcpy, The Android Desktop Display And Remote Control Tool

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/09/helper-gui-for-scrcpy-android-desktop.html

 

Retadup Worm Squashed After Infecting 850K Machines

An operation involving French law enforcement, the FBI, and Avast forces Retadup to delete itself from victim machines.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/retadup-worm-squashed-after-infecting-850k-machines/d/d-id/1335693

 

Turn Old Radio Shows and Audiobooks Into Podcasts With Fourble

https://lifehacker.com/turn-old-radio-shows-and-audiobooks-into-podcasts-with-1837591736

 

Get ready for a flood of Intel-powered PCs with long battery life

Acer, Asus, Lenovo, MSI and Razer plan to show off Project Athena laptops at IFA in Berlin.

https://www.cnet.com/news/get-ready-for-a-flood-of-intel-powered-pcs-with-long-battery-life/

 

What is the best free archiver to extract archives and compress files?

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/09/03/what-is-the-best-free-archiver-to-extract-archives-and-compress-files/

 

How to Reboot Your Router and Modem

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

 

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

 

The best graphics card for 1080p gaming (Fall 2019)

https://www.pcworld.com/video/97707/the-best-graphics-card-for-1080p-gaming-fall-2019

 

How to change Wi-Fi Router Name and Password

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-change-wi-fi-router-name-and-password

 

Neon: A Wannabe Linux Distro For KDE Lovers

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

 

How to Automatically Delete Chrome History after Closing

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

 

How to Digitize Audio and Video Cassettes

https://www.maketecheasier.com/digitize-audio-video-cassettes/

 

How to Turn On or Off Content Blocking for Individual Sites in Firefox

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/139820-turn-off-content-blocking-individual-sites-firefox.html

 

How to Build an Android TV Box With a Raspberry Pi

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/build-android-tv-box-raspberry-pi/

 

Long-time Windows users certainly remember that the Start menu has gone through a series of changes throughout the years, and after being removed in Windows 8, it just looks like this feature is here to stay in Windows 10.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/redesigned-windows-10-start-menu-looks-better-than-the-real-one-527246.shtml

 

iPhone 11 benchmark leak spills what few secrets were left

https://bgr.com/2019/09/03/iphone-11-release-date-soon-benchmark-leak-specs/

 

Facebook’s latest leak includes data on millions of users (updated)

It contained phone numbers and users' names, genders and countries.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/04/facebook-privacy-databases-phone-numbers/

 

iPhone Hacks Are Flooding the Market, Says iOS Exploit Buyer

'The last few months, we have observed an increase in the number of iOS exploits, mostly Safari and iMessage chains,' says cyber arms dealer Zerodium. As a result, it's offering more money for Android exploits that iOS hacks for the first time.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370526/iphone-hacks-are-flooding-the-market-says-ios-exploit-buyer

 

9 hot Alexa skills that you're going to love

https://www.komando.com/tips/564506/9-skills-from-alexa-that-youre-going-to-love

 

Multi-Calendar Desktop App MineTime 1.6.0 Adds New Scheduling Assistant

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/09/multi-calendar-desktop-app-minetime-160.html

 

New Botnet Targets Android Set-Top Boxes

ARES has already infected thousands of devices and is growing, IoT security firm says.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/new-botnet-targets-android-set-top-boxes/d/d-id/1335688

 

The Best of Lifehacker's Tech 911 Column

https://lifehacker.com/s/tech911

 

iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11R and 11 Max: Price, specs and features we expect on Sept. 10

The 2020 iPhone sounds amazing. But what exactly are we going to see this year?

https://www.cnet.com/news/iphone-11-11-pro-11r-and-11-max-price-specs-and-features-we-expect-on-sept-10-apple-event/

 

Firefox 69.0 release information

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/09/03/firefox-69-0-release-information/

 

How to Use Virtual Desktops on Chrome OS

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

 

How to Connect a Printer to a Laptop

Print from further away using your laptop

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-connect-printer-to-laptop-4588717

 

Acronis True Image 2020: One of the best backup programs adds cloud features

The new features in True Image are welcome, as are the numerous tweaks.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3434607/acronis-true-image-2020-review.html

 

Netflix keeps freezing on Windows laptop

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

 

A tiny sop to Win10 1903 users bitten by the KB 4512941 Cortana/SearchUI.exe redlining bug

Microsoft has finally acknowledged – by tweet, no less – what many have known since Friday: The “optional, non-security” August patch for Win10 version 1903, KB 4512941, can redline your PC. Thanks, Cortana.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3435903/a-tiny-sop-to-win10-1903-users-bitten-by-the-kb-4512941-cortanasearchuiexe-redlining-bug.html

 

How to Install Windows Precision Drivers on Any Laptop

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

 

How to Change the Default Search Engine in Various Browsers

https://www.maketecheasier.com/change-default-search-engine-browsers/

 

How to Change Visual Effects Settings in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6377-change-visual-effects-settings-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Start Using Google Docs on Mobile Devices

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/start-using-google-docs-mobile/

 

Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 Version 1903 Bug Hitting Visio

Microsoft has recently confirmed that what it describes as “a code issue” in Windows 10 generates a compatibility problem with Microsoft Visio, leading to freezes or delays when using this Office app.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-confirms-windows-10-version-1903-bug-hitting-visio-527241.shtml

 

Print photos instantly and wirelessly from your smartphone with this portable printer

https://bgr.com/2019/09/03/portable-photo-printer-for-iphone-wireless/

 

FCC offers another $950 million for broadband in Puerto Rico

It's hoping this will lead to 5G and fiber internet access.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/04/fcc-draft-order-950-million-puerto-rico-broadband/

 

Report: Windows 10 Update Makes Cortana Push CPU Usage

A Windows 10 update seemingly causes Cortana to constantly use system memory and spike CPU usage, despite the update being tested by Windows Insiders.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370501/report-windows-10-update-makes-cortana-push-cpu-usage

 

7 best phones under $400

https://www.komando.com/buying-guides/570499/7-best-phones-under-400

 

How To Install Wine Staging, Development Or Stable On Ubuntu, Linux Mint Or Debian 10 (Avoiding Dependency Issues)

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/09/how-to-install-wine-staging-development.html

 

Samsung reportedly tees up Galaxy Home Mini beta test in South Korea

While the unreleased Galaxy Home remains in limbo, a smaller version of the Bixby-powered smart speaker appears to be in the works.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3434787/samsung-reportedly-tees-up-galaxy-home-mini-beta-test-in-south-korea.html

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Mon 1722 09/02/2019

(NOTE: I had to rescue someones laptop recently and I think I have in this post two articles that may address is issue on that computer.  I used the built-in Windows 10 rescue system, troubleshooting, restore check point to undo the latest patch. The two articles are noted in the title.)

 

USB4 development complete, here’s what it means for Mac users

https://9to5mac.com/2019/09/03/usb4-mac-thunderbolt-details/

 

How to Turn on Google Assistant on Your Chromebook Now

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

 

Apple Watch owners need this fix now

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/593085/apple-fixing-cracked-watch-screens-free

 

How to Easily Recycle the Old Electronics You Can’t Sell

https://www.howtogeek.com/438328/how-to-easily-recycle-the-old-electronics-you-cant-sell/

 

Microsoft investigating bug causing high CPU usage with Windows 10 update KB4512941 (this is article one from above)

Microsoft says it will "provide an update in an upcoming release."

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-investigating-bug-causing-high-cpu-usage-windows-10-update-kb4512941

 

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

 

How to Show a Speed Limit on Google Maps

https://www.maketecheasier.com/show-speed-limit-google-maps/

 

Review: Panasonic's Toughbook N1 handheld is built for the road warrior

The Panasonic Toughbook FZ-N1mk2 is targeted toward industrial use cases, and offers functionality beyond what is possible with a smartphone and ruggedized case.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/review-panasonics-toughbook-n1-handheld-is-built-for-the-road-warrior/

 

Microsoft Uses Deep Learning For Malicious PowerShell Detection

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-uses-deep-learning-for-malicious-powershell-detection/

 

Google says a fix for that obnoxious Calendar spam issue is on the way

You can resolve it now with some key settings changes

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/3/20847970/google-calendar-spam-fix-issue-resolved-coming-soon

 

Stop Google Crash Reports from sending personal information

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/stop-google-crash-reports

 

12 extensions for your GNOME desktop

Add functionality and features to your Linux desktop with these add-ons.

https://opensource.com/article/19/8/extensions-gnome-desktop?sc_cid=7013a000002Cs2YAAS

 

How to block website from tracking your location on Microsoft Edge

If you mistakenly allowed a site to track your location, use these steps to change the settings on Microsoft Edge Chromium to revoke the site permission to track your location.

https://pureinfotech.com/block-website-tracking-location-microsoft-edge/

 

About the Twitter CEO ‘@jack hack’

https://www.grahamcluley.com/twitter-ceo-jack-dorsey-hacked/

 

[Tip] Enable Dark Mode Everywhere in Mozilla Firefox

https://www.askvg.com/tip-enable-dark-mode-everywhere-in-mozilla-firefox/

 

Prices plummet for 2017 MacBooks and iPad Pros at Woot

Today’s deal lets you get a relatively new iPad Pro for as little as $400.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3435760/prices-plummet-for-2017-macbooks-and-ipad-pros-at-woot.html

 

Pan, zoom, and even track motion automatically with YI’s $36 Dome Camera

https://bgr.com/2019/09/01/home-security-camera-with-pan-zoom-amazon/

 

Hit by ransomware? Here's what the FBI says you should do

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/hit-ransomware-apos-fbi-says-184301570.html

 

Amazon found selling unlicensed cell signal boosters

Some of them can cause genuine trouble for cell networks.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/02/amazon-found-selling-unlicensed-cell-signal-boosters/

 

Why Google Can't Solve the Privacy Paradox

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

 

Donating to Hurricane Dorian relief? Watch out for scammers

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/593067/hurricane-dorian-scams

 

How to Create Desktop Shortcuts on Windows 10 the Easy Way

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

 

How to fix high CPU usage after installing update KB4512941 on Windows 10

Are you seeing unexpected processor spikes after installing Windows 10 update KB4512941? You're not the only one — Here's how you can fix it.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-fix-high-cpu-usage-after-installing-update-kb4512941-windows-10

 

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

 

New Firefox Update to Reduce Power Usage Up to Three Times on macOS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/new-firefox-update-reduce-power-usage-3x-macos/

 

How to safely delete a user account on Linux

Deleting users on a Linux server should be handled with this best practice.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-safely-delete-a-user-account-on-linux/

 

Firefox 69 Released with Enhanced Tracking Protection and Flash Disabled

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/firefox-69-released-with-enhanced-tracking-protection-and-flash-disabled/

 

The Essential Phone is already being updated to Android 10

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/3/20847890/essential-phone-android-10-update-release-day

 

How to disable Get even more out of Windows prompt in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-get-even-more-out-of-windows

 

Millions of Dell PCs Vulnerable to Attack: Patch Now (sorry I missed the one sooner)

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/dell-supportassist-flaw,news-30414.html

 

How to block website from tracking your location on Google Chrome

Did you allow a website to track your location by mistake using Chrome? Don't worry, here are the steps to change the settings to block the site.

https://pureinfotech.com/block-website-tracking-location-google-chrome/

 

Won a free iPhone? No, it’s Calendar spam

https://www.grahamcluley.com/iphone-calendar-spam/

 

[Fix] File Explorer Automatically Scrolls / Jumps to Top of Folder in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/fix-file-explorer-automatically-scrolls-jumps-to-top-of-folder-in-windows-10/

 

How to create a backup plan to restore passwords if your system fails

Having multiple copies of your data is great, unless you can’t access passwords required to unlock them.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3432729/how-to-create-a-backup-plan-to-restore-passwords-if-your-system-fails.html

 

Don’t spend $100 on a Wi-Fi router for your small or medium-sized apartment when this one is $19.99

https://bgr.com/2019/09/02/wifi-router-amazon-sale-for-apartment/

 

Apple Roundup: 3P Repairs, China Tariffs, September Event, Privacy

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-roundup-3p-repairs-china-170505262.html

 

Paris is testing 'noise radar' that will automatically ticket loud cars

Revving a noisy engine could get you in trouble.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/31/paris-noise-radar/

 

Never Give Ransomware Scammers Your Money

A Florida city made the difficult decision to fork over the cash after ransomware hijacked city computers. Everyone needs to make their own choice, but I firmly believe you should never pay the ransom.

https://www.pcmag.com/commentary/369143/never-give-ransomware-scammers-your-money

 

4 types of spy cameras that could be watching you right now

https://www.komando.com/tips/571453/8-types-of-spy-cameras-that-could-be-watching-you-right-now

 

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

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

 

Firefox now blocks tracking cookies for all users by default

Extra protection, now standard for all users.

https://www.windowscentral.com/firefox-now-blocks-tracking-cookies-all-users-default

 

How to install Google Chrome themes

Tired of Chrome's nifty shades of gray?

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/google-chrome-themes

 

How to Change the Default Search Engine in Various Browsers

https://www.maketecheasier.com/change-default-search-engine-browsers/

 

How to turn on automatic Registry File backup in Windows 10

The April 2018 Windows 10 Update turned off the automatic backup process for the Windows 10 Registry File, leaving normal PC users more vulnerable than before.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-turn-on-automatic-registry-file-backup-in-windows-10/

 

Fake BleachBit Website Built to Distribute AZORult Info Stealer

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fake-bleachbit-website-built-to-distribute-azorult-info-stealer/

 

Google could face far-reaching antitrust investigation as soon as next week

The federal government may be assisting state attorneys general

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/3/20847798/google-antitrust-investigation-us-states-attorneys-generals-doj-ftc-regulation

 

TouchPad gesture not working on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/touchpad-gesture-not-working-on-windows-10

 

India Suffers Most IoT Attacks for Second Quarter in a Row

https://www.iottechtrends.com/india-suffers-most-iot-attacks/

 

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 2003 (20H1) SPRING 2020 UPDATE: ALL THE NEW FEATURES AND CHANGES

UPDATED 8/31: Windows 10 version 2003 (20H1) is expected to rollout during spring 2020, and here are all the new features and changes that Microsoft has added to the new version thus far.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-2003-20h1-2020-update-features/

 

CHROME OS 76 FINALLY MAKES THE CAMERA WORTH USING ON YOUR CHROMEBOOK

https://chromeunboxed.com/chrome-os-76-finally-makes-the-camera-worth-using-on-your-chromebook/

 

Ex-Amazon worker suspected of hacking Capital One, faces charges of breaching 30 other companies to mine cryptocurrency

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/ex-amazon-worker-suspected-of-hacking-capital-one-faces-charges-of-breaching-30-other-companies-to-mine-cryptocurrency-21480.html#new_tab

 

Exploited exploits: The missing details of the iPhone hack

The iPhone attack that turned out to be more.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3435578/exploited-exploits-the-missing-details-of-the-iphone-hack.html

 

Transform any power outlet into a gigabit Ethernet port in seconds with this $43 device

https://bgr.com/2019/09/02/powerline-interenet-adapter-amazon-deal/

 

Broken iPhone: Local repair shop can fix the phone with Apple's OK and genuine parts

https://news.yahoo.com/broken-iphone-local-repair-shop-131350617.html

 

Samsung's first mid-tier 5G phone emerges in leak

The Galaxy A90 5G could offer next-gen wireless without a huge price tag.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/31/samsung-galaxy-a90-5g-leak/

 

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

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

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

 

5 Fire TV Stick tricks you’ll use time and time again

https://www.komando.com/tips/529768/5-fire-tv-stick-tricks-youll-use-time-and-time-again

 

Why I Switched From Ubuntu to Manjaro Linux

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

 

Surface Pro 5th Gen and Surface Pro 6 improve stability thanks to a firmware update

A firmware update is available now via Windows Update for the Surface Pro 5th Gen and Surface Pro 6.

https://www.windowscentral.com/surface-pro-5th-gen-and-surface-pro-6-improve-stability-thanks-firmware-update

 

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

 

What Is Windows Core OS?

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

 

How (and why) to use Vivaldi Profiles

You might not think Vivaldi Profiles are even worth considering. That assumption might be very wrong.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-and-why-to-use-vivaldi-profiles/

 

Back to School? Be Careful of Malware Hiding As Textbooks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/back-to-school-be-careful-of-malware-hiding-as-textbooks/

 

Facebook will no longer scan user faces by default

It will roll out the Face Recognition privacy setting globally over the next several weeks

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/3/20847650/facebook-facial-recognition-setting-default-opt-in

 

Fix slow Internet speed on Windows 10 computer

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/fix-slow-internet-speed-on-windows-10-computer

 

Mozilla flips the default switch on Firefox tracker cookie blocking

https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/03/mozilla-flips-the-default-switch-on-firefox-tracking-cookie-blocking/?yptr=yahoo

 

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

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

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

 

HOW TO: RECOVER YOUR CHROMEBOOK [VIDEO]

https://chromeunboxed.com/how-to-recover-your-chromebook-video/

 

A glut of iOS 0-days pushes their price below cost of those for Android

Top price for unpublished Android exploits reaches $2.5 million, a 25% premium over iOS.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/09/for-the-first-time-ever-android-0days-cost-more-than-ios-exploits/

 

How to open items in the enclosing folder directly from a Spotlight search in macOS

There’s a keyboard shortcut and a few other hidden tricks.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3433898/how-to-open-items-in-the-enclosing-folder-directly-from-a-spotlight-search-in-macos.html

 

The transparent glass smart thermostat that makes Nest look like a cheap toy is discounted on Amazon

https://bgr.com/2019/09/03/best-smart-thermostat-2019-discounted/

 

Apple Analyst Says It Remains 'Difficult To Handicap' New Tariffs

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-analyst-says-remains-difficult-130646477.html

 

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/

 

SecurityWatch: Make Corporations, Not Customers, Suffer for Data Breaches

Whenever there's a huge data breach or other security scare, we ask what can people do to protect themselves. We need to stop asking what the victims can do and put the burden where it belongs: on the companies that allowed the breaches to happen.

https://www.pcmag.com/commentary/367808/securitywatch-make-corporations-not-customers-suffer-for

 

5 sneaky eBay scams to watch out for

https://www.komando.com/tips/575469/5-sneaky-ebay-scams-to-watch-for

 

How To Verify ISO Images In Linux

https://www.ostechnix.com/how-to-verify-iso-images-in-linux/

 

Android 10 is live on Google's Pixel phones today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxrDEU-aSCI&t=5s

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How to use Google Photos to back up your iPhone photos

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

https://www.macworld.com/article/3429589/how-to-use-google-photos-to-backup-your-iphone.html?utm_date=20190813145145

 

Researchers detail the most dangerous piece of iOS malware we’ve ever seen

https://bgr.com/2019/08/30/iphone-security-malware-project-zero-google/

 

How to Fix a Slow or Unresponsive Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/437663/how-to-fix-a-slow-or-unresponsive-mac/

 

YouTube video removals have spiked since tougher hate speech policy

More than 100,000 videos and more than 17,000 channels were removed for breaking rules on hate speech.

https://www.cnet.com/news/youtube-video-removals-have-spiked-since-tougher-hate-speech-policy/

 

How to Get Verizon to Block Robocalls for You

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-get-verizon-to-block-robocalls-for-you-1837662914

 

Authorities free 850,000 machines from grasp of Retadup worm

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/authorities-free-850000-machines-from-grasp-of-retadup-worm/

 

Feds Allege Adconion Employees Hijacked IP Addresses for Spamming

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/09/feds-allege-adconion-employees-hijacked-ip-addresses-for-spamming/

 

How to Connect AirPods to Chromebook

Use Bluetooth technology to sync your wireless Apple headphones

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-connect-airpods-to-chromebook-4707152

 

Ask a PC expert: Should you buy an unlocked K-series Intel CPU, or save money on a non-K chip?

We answer a common question from our Full Nerd community!

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3433556/ask-a-pc-expert-should-you-buy-an-unlocked-k-series-intel-cpu-or-save-money-on-a-non-k-chip.html

 

Ring Confirms It Works With More Than 400 Police Departments

https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/297472-ring-confirms-it-works-with-more-than-400-police-departments

 

7 Breaches & Hacks That Throw Shade on Biometric Security

Stolen fingerprints, fake hands, voice synthetization, and other nefarious techniques show biometrics has plenty of challenges.

https://www.darkreading.com/7-breaches-and-hacks-that-throw-shade-on-biometric-security/d/d-id/1335654

 

A Quick and Dirty Guide to RAM: What You Need to Know

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/quick-dirty-guide-ram-need-know/

 

Microsoft Patch Alert: Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing

The August 2019 Windows patches aren’t yet complete, as of today, but they’ve been churning in convoluted circles, thanks to a bizarre beta test numbering scheme. Even at this late date, the DejaBlue vs VB/VBA quandary still hangs in the air.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3216425/microsoft-patch-alert-full-of-sound-and-fury-signifying-nothing.html

 

Why this is the best time to sell your old iPhone ahead of Apple's launch this month

https://news.yahoo.com/why-best-time-sell-old-084615014.html

 

How to Enable or Disable Hibernate in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2859-enable-disable-hibernate-windows-10-a.html

 

WEEKLY DIGEST: WINDOWS 10 20H1, SURFACE EVENT, EXFAT ON LINUX, TECH TIPS

In case you missed it, Windows 10 gains cloud reset option, Microsoft commits to bring exFAT to Linux, new Surface devices to be unveiled in October, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-20h1-surface-event-exfat-linux-tech-tips/

 

Blocking robocalls could become easier as phone carriers, all 50 states join forces

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/590633/blocking-robocalls-could-become-easier-as-phone-carriers-all-50-states-join-forces

 

The VPN Industry Is on the Cusp of a Major Breakthrough

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

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

 

Unlock your Windows laptop with a fingerprint thanks to this $22 device

https://bgr.com/2019/08/30/fingerprint-unlock-for-windows-laptop/

 

How to Use Chrome’s Built-In Task Manager

https://www.howtogeek.com/437681/how-to-use-chromes-built-in-task-manager/

 

Samsung's next foldable phone will turn into a square, report says

The Korean phone maker apparently plans to make cheaper and thinner than the Galaxy Fold, Bloomberg reported.

https://www.cnet.com/news/samsungs-next-foldable-phone-will-turn-into-a-square-report-says/

 

Don't Buy a New Wifi Router Until You Check These Three Things

https://lifehacker.com/dont-buy-a-new-wifi-router-until-you-check-these-three-1837477352

 

Facebook releases more election security changes

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/government-and-defense/election-coverage/facebook-releases-more-election-security-changes/

 

Phishers are Angling for Your Cloud Providers

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/08/phishers-are-angling-for-your-cloud-providers/

 

How Much Data Does Streaming Music Use?

Learn how much data Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music and Apple Music Use

https://www.lifewire.com/how-much-data-does-streaming-music-use-4692767

 

New Windows 10 build merges tablet, desktop experience

Apparently no one used the existing tablet UI.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3435196/windows-10-build-18970-new-features.html

 

Fitbit Announces Versa 2 Smartwatch With Alexa

https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/297454-fitbit-announces-versa-2-smartwatch-with-alexa

 

6 Ways Airlines and Hotels Can Keep Their Networks Secure

As recent news can attest, travel and hospitality companies are prime targets for cybercriminals. Here are six privacy and security tips that can help lock down privacy and security.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/6-ways-airlines-and-hotels-can-keep-their-networks-secure--------------------/d/d-id/1335620

 

Buying a New Hard Drive: 7 Things You Must Know

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

 

Microsoft removes August patch block on Win7/2008R2 systems running Norton, Symantec AV

Symantec and Microsoft have come to an agreement about Symantec/Norton AV problems with the August Win7 and Server 2008 R2 patches. The block is gone, but questions remain. Nothing has changed, so why was it blocked in the first place?

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3434563/microsoft-removes-august-patch-block-on-win72008r2-systems-running-norton-symantec-av.html

 

Better Business Bureau alerts consumers about two growing scams

https://news.yahoo.com/better-business-bureau-alerts-consumers-151207983.html

 

How to Add or Remove Google Drive in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/48991-add-remove-google-drive-navigation-pane-windows-10-a.html

 

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1903, MAY 2019 UPDATE: ALL THE NEW FEATURES AND CHANGES

UPDATED 8/5: Windows 10 May 2019 Update, version 1903, is rolling out starting May 21, and here are all the new features and changes that Microsoft has added to the new version.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-1903-19h1-april-2019-update-features

 

Hacked! What to do with an extortion email

https://videos.komando.com/watch/34831033/hacked-what-to-do-with-an-extortion-email-2

 

Private Internet Access VPN ( I use this heavily and get 2 or 3 year subscriptions at a time for less)

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

 

Sick of having to charge your Apple Watch every night? This $80 smartwatch has 30-day battery life

https://bgr.com/2019/08/30/smartwatch-sale-at-best-price-amazon-sale/

 

Windows 10’s Tablet Mode May Be Replaced With the Desktop

https://www.howtogeek.com/438952/windows-10s-tablet-mode-may-be-replaced-with-the-desktop/

 

Speed-doubling USB4 is ready. Now we just have to wait for devices (older USB devices you have may require adapters (available now) to work on these new ports)

If you've seen the newer USB-C ports on laptops and peripherals, you know what to expect in 2020.

https://www.cnet.com/news/speed-doubling-usb4-is-done-now-we-just-have-to-wait-for-devices/

 

Why You Should Delete Your (Ancient) Foursquare Data

https://lifehacker.com/why-you-should-delete-your-ancient-foursquare-data-1837615177

 

Twitter CEO’s account hacked in SIM-swapping scheme

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/twitter-ceos-account-hacked-in-sim-swapping-scheme/

 

Ransomware Bites Dental Data Backup Firm

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/08/ransomware-bites-dental-data-backup-firm/

 

How to Fix Corrupted Files

There are several ways to repair that corrupted file

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-corrupted-files-4705951

 

A new 32-core AMD Threadripper appears on benchmark site

AMD hasn't formally announced a next-gen Threadripper, though AMD CEO Su has promised more details before the year is out.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3435097/a-new-32-core-amd-threadripper-appears-on-benchmark-site.html

 

iPadOS: Hot Features Set to Arrive from Apple

https://www.groovypost.com/howto/ipados-hot-features-set-to-arrive-from-apple/

 

New Credential-Theft Attack Weaponizes DNS

The recently discovered campaign sends stolen data out of the network as part of a DNS query.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/new-credential-theft-attack-weaponizes-dns/d/d-id/1335702

 

13 Websites to Find People on the Internet

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/15-websites-to-trace-people-online/

 

Installing Windows 7 from a backup? You need a BitLocker patch right away

Whether you’re installing Win7 from backup on bare metal or on a VM, watch out for a missing patch. On Friday, Microsoft issued a hidden advisory saying you need to run bcdboot.exe and get the SHA-2 patch KB 3133977 – a BitLocker fix – before you do anything else.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3432790/installing-windows-7-from-a-backup-you-need-a-bitlocker-patch-right-away.html

 

Police hijack a botnet and remotely kill 850,000 malware infections

https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/01/police-botnet-takedown-infections/?yptr=yahoo

 

How to Start Fresh with Clean up-to-date Installation of Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/53637-fresh-start-windows-10-a.html

 

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1903, MAY 2019 UPDATE: ALL THE NEW FEATURES AND CHANGES

UPDATED 8/5: Windows 10 May 2019 Update, version 1903, is rolling out starting May 21, and here are all the new features and changes that Microsoft has added to the new version.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-1903-19h1-april-2019-update-features/

 

This is how your stolen data may be used after a breach

https://www.komando.com/cool-sites/587534/breach-clarity-explains-data-breaches

 

Should I Use a VPN to Stream Sports?

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

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

 

US-China tensions are threatening an undersea internet cable between the two countries

https://bgr.com/2019/08/28/undersea-internet-cable-threatened-us-vs-china/

 

How to Resume an Interrupted Download in Google Chrome

https://www.howtogeek.com/437204/how-to-resume-an-interrupted-download-in-google-chrome/

 

How to back up your iPhone when iCloud won't let you

Seriously, why aren't you backing up your stuff?

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-backup-your-iphone-when-icloud-wont-let-you/

 

Why It Might be Time to Update Your Old Chromecast

https://lifehacker.com/why-it-might-be-time-to-update-your-old-chromecast-1837612561

 

Watering-hole attack campaign designed to infect iOS users via exploit chains

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/watering-hole-attack-campaign-designed-to-infect-ios-users-via-exploit-chains/

 

Cybersecurity Firm Imperva Discloses Breach

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/08/cybersecurity-firm-imperva-discloses-breach/

 

Alexa Smart Home Groups Not Working?

How to fix a misbehaving voice assistant and regain full control of your home

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-alexa-home-groups-not-working-4691389

 

Lenovo's C340 and S340 Chromebooks bring Core i3 substance and plenty of style

The C340-15's Core i3-8130U is a big bump up from the basic CPUs we're used to seeing in Chromebooks.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3434777/lenovos-c340-and-s340-chromebooks-price-specs-features-availability.html

 

How to Take a Photo or Video with the Camera App on a Chromebook

https://www.groovypost.com/howto/take-a-photo-or-video-with-the-camera-app-on-a-chromebook/

 

'It Saved Our Community': 16 Realistic Ransomware Defenses for Cities

Practical steps municipal governments can take to better prevent and respond to ransomware infections.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/it-saved-our-community-16-realistic-ransomware-defenses-for-cities/b/d-id/1335685

 

4 Essential Google Account Settings to Change for Better Security

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

 

Is Windows pushing you to upgrade? Don’t be bullied. There’s a middle path.

Many people running Win10 version 1803 — the most common version of Win10 — are seeing dire notices that they need to upgrade to 'the next version of Windows,' by which Microsoft means 1903. Hogwash. You have options. Here’s what you can do.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3430907/is-windows-pushing-you-to-upgrade-dont-be-bullied-theres-a-middle-path.html

 

What you missed in cybersecurity this week

https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/01/cybersecurity-what-you-missed-this-week-2/?yptr=yahoo

 

DISKPART - How to Partition GPT disk

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/95941-diskpart-how-partition-gpt-disk.html

 

How to fix printer spooler problems on Windows 10

When your printer resists to print, it could be a problem that is preventing the print spooler from running correctly — Here's how to fix the problem.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-printer-spooler-windows-10/

 

Stop Facebook from eating up your storage and draining your battery

https://www.komando.com/apps/586625/stop-facebook-from-eating-up-your-storage-and-draining-your-battery

 

Will Deleting FaceApp Make You Safe Again?

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

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

 

Don’t spend $100 on a Wi-Fi router for your small or medium-sized apartment when this one is $19.99

https://bgr.com/2019/09/02/wifi-router-amazon-sale-for-apartment/

 

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

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

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