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Sat 1734 09/14/2019

'Sharenting' Now May Lead to Identity Theft Later

https://offspring.lifehacker.com/sharenting-now-may-lead-to-identity-theft-later-1838093590

 

Court says Amazon can be held liable for third-party products - what it means for you

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/578681/court-says-amazon-can-be-held-liable-for-third-party-products-what-it-means-for-you

 

How to View Private Facebook Profiles

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-view-private-facebook-profiles/

 

How to Sync Faces Across Devices in Apple Photos

https://www.howtogeek.com/437874/how-to-sync-faces-across-devices-in-apple-photos/

 

Revisit Happy Memories With the New Google Photos Feature

https://lifehacker.com/revisit-happy-memories-with-the-new-google-photos-featu-1838105227

 

Ordering iPhone 11? The one thing wireless carriers might not want you to know

https://news.yahoo.com/21-says-don-t-buy-091609394.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

 

Net neutrality's ultimate champion keeps on fighting

Between restoring net neutrality, regulating the tech industry and tackling the state's housing crisis, California state Sen. Scott Wiener never stops moving.

https://www.cnet.com/features/net-neutrality-is-far-from-dead-for-california-senator-scott-wiener/

 

Microsoft: 2-factor authentication blocks 99.9% of account attacks effectively

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/28/microsoft-2-factor-authentication-blocks-99-9-of-account-attacks-effectively/

 

How to Add or Remove Protected Folders for Controlled Folder Access in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/87858-add-protected-folders-controlled-folder-access-windows-10-a.html

 

iPadOS comes out September 30th

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/10/20859208/apple-ipados-ipad-os-september-30-release-date-install-air-pro-mini

 

Best tools to send SMS free from your computer

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

 

Ransomware attack on Premier Family Medical reportedly impacts records of 320K patients

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/ransomware-attack-on-premier-family-medical-reportedly-impacts-records-of-320k-patients/

 

Best Apple iPhone 11 Smartphone Offers Available Now

https://www.extremetech.com/deals/298444-best-apple-iphone-11-smartphone-offers-available-now

 

Hotfolder Prints

Print JPG images from a certain folder with this application that allows you to define continuous watches for new pictures and to create duplicates

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Digital-Photo-Tools/Hotfolder-Prints.shtml

 

Two Zero-Days Fixed in Microsoft Patch Rollout

September's Patch Tuesday addressed 80 vulnerabilities, two of which have already been exploited in the wild.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/two-zero-days-fixed-in-microsoft-patch-rollout/d/d-id/1335776

 

ICE Buys Smartphone Hacking Tech From Cellebrite

Cellebrite is best known for helping governments access data on locked cell phones. In June, ICE awarded it a contract worth up to $35 million, according to a federal filing.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370729/ice-buys-smartphone-hacking-tech-from-cellebrite

 

Take this test to see if you can spot fake news

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/578786/take-this-test-to-see-if-you-can-spot-fake-news

 

Desktop vs. Microsoft Store Apps: Which Should You Download?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/desktop-vs-windows-store-apps-download/

 

How to Disable Swipe Typing on the iPhone’s Keyboard

https://www.howtogeek.com/440013/how-to-disable-swipe-typing-on-the-iphones-keyboard/

 

How to Stop Facebook From Identifying Your Face

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-stop-facebook-from-identifying-your-face-1837903031

 

Best Wireless Routers of 2019

https://news.yahoo.com/best-wireless-routers-2018-220034882.html

 

The 13 Best AirPods Tips and Tricks of 2019

Master your earbuds' functions

https://www.lifewire.com/the-13-best-airpods-tips-and-tricks-of-2019-4769281

 

Best 2-in-1 PCs in 2019 for when you need a laptop and tablet in one

Whether you want something that's more tablet than laptop or more laptop than tablet, there's one here to meet your needs and budget.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-2-in-1-pcs-for-2019-when-you-need-a-laptop-and-tablet-in-one/

 

Thunderbird 68.0 is out: major email client update

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/28/thunderbird-68-0-is-out-major-email-client-update/

 

How to Turn On or Off Windows Defender Antivirus in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5918-turn-off-windows-defender-antivirus-windows-10-a.html

 

How to block ad tracking on your iPhone

Keep your apps from uploading your data — mostly

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/30/18644778/iphone-ad-tracking-block-how-to-data-apps-upload

 

Ashampoo Audio Recorder is a free Audio Recorder for Windows PC

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

 

Secret Service probing breach at federal IT contractor

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/government-and-defense/secret-service-probing-breach-at-federal-it-contractor/

 

Researchers: ‘Simjacker’ Attack Silently Tracks Your Phone’s Location

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/298392-researchers-simjacker-attack-silently-tracks-your-phones-location

 

DNSCrypt Proxy

Make sure your DNS traffic is encrypted, while the outgoing one is being authenticated based on the cryptographic signatures via this tool

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

 

New Privacy Features in iOS 13 Let Users Limit Location Tracking

Apple will introduce other features that allow more secure use of iPhones in workplace settings as well.

https://www.darkreading.com/mobile/new-privacy-features-in-ios-13-let-users-limit-location-tracking/d/d-id/1335775

 

Hands On With the Apple Watch Series 5

With the Apple Watch Series 5, it's the little things that make a big difference, like the always-on display, which lets you look at the screen without raising your wrist.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/370715/hands-on-with-the-apple-watch-series-5

 

FBI warns sextortion scams targeting teens is on the rise; how to protect your kids

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/578771/fbi-warns-sextortion-scams-targeting-teens-is-on-the-rise-how-to-protect-your-kids

 

Android Touchscreen Not Working? Try These 7 Fixes

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/android-touchscreen-fixes/

 

How to Enable Low Data Mode on Your iPhone

https://www.howtogeek.com/440233/how-to-enable-low-data-mode-on-your-iphone/

 

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

 

Hot deal alert! Super low prices on Apple iPhones — now on sale as low as only $129

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/apple-iphone-price-drop-195234018.html

 

How to Properly Dispose of Batteries

Steps to battery disposal and recycling

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-properly-dispose-of-batteries-4767171

 

If you're not using AirDrop on your iPhone yet, you're sorely missing out

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

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/if-youre-not-using-airdrop-with-your-iphone-yet-youre-sorely-missing-out/

 

First Look at Malwarebytes 4

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/28/first-look-at-malwarebytes-4/

 

How to Schedule a Scan in Windows Defender Antivirus in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/99576-schedule-scan-windows-defender-antivirus-windows-10-a.html

 

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

It’s way too hard

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

 

FireAlpaca Paint Tool lets you create pictures and comic strips

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/firealpaca-paint-tool-lets-you-create-pictures-and-comic-strips

 

Microsoft Patch Tuesday: Two zero days and 17 critical vulnerabilities addressed

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/microsoft-patch-tuesday-two-zero-days-and-17-critical-vulnerabilities-addressed/

 

Designed to distract: Stock app Robinhood nudges users to take risks

“I liken it to giving the keys of a sports car to a 12-year-old,” said Tara Falcone, a certified financial planner and the founder of ReisUP, a financial education company.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/confetti-push-notifications-stock-app-robinhood-nudges-investors-toward-risk-n1053071

 

Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4512941 Causing Mysterious Orange Tint Bug

Microsoft is getting ready to release new cumulative updates for Windows 10 as part of the September 2019 Patch Tuesday cycle, but in the meantime, the company has a lot to deal with due to a previous release for its operating system.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-cumulative-update-kb4512941-causing-mysterious-orange-tint-bug-527311.shtml

 

US Power Grid Cyberattack Due to Unpatched Firewall: NERC

A firewall vulnerability enabled attackers to repeatedly reboot the victim entity's firewalls, causing unexpected outages.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/us-power-grid-cyberattack-due-to-unpatched-firewall-nerc/d/d-id/1335772

 

Apple iPad (2019) Hands On: A Subtle Upgrade for Creatives

Apple's seventh-gen, $329 iPad gives you a slightly bigger screen and faster processor than the last model, for the same price.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/370714/apple-ipad-2019-hands-on-a-subtle-upgrade-for-creatives

 

15 ways to fix Bluetooth pairing problems

https://www.komando.com/tips/469067/15-ways-to-fix-bluetooth-pairing-problems

 

Is Linux Really Immune to Viruses and Malware? Here’s the Truth

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/linux-virus-malware-truth/

 

How to Use the chgrp Command on Linux

https://www.howtogeek.com/439500/how-to-use-the-chgrp-command-on-linux/

 

Take These Steps Before Installing Android 10 on Your Phone

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

 

5 biggest iPhone 11 upgrades (that AREN'T the camera!)

https://news.yahoo.com/5-biggest-iphone-11-upgrades-183423826.html

 

How to Fix Common iPhone 7 Problems

Try these troubleshooting tips to get back to normal

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-fix-common-iphone-7-problems-4707743

 

The iPhone 11 supports Wi-Fi 6. Here's what that means for you

The iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are the newest phones that support next-gen Wi-Fi 6 connections. Here's what you should know about that.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/the-iphone-11-supports-wi-fi-6-here-is-what-that-means-for-you/

 

Disable AMP in Firefox and Chrome with the Redirect AMP to HTML extension

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/29/disable-amp-in-firefox-and-chrome-with-the-redirect-amp-to-html-extension/

 

How to Start Windows 10 in Safe Mode

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2304-boot-into-safe-mode-windows-10-a.html

 

How to set up two-factor authentication on all your online accounts

An extra step of security never hurt anybody

https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/17/15772142/how-to-set-up-two-factor-authentication

 

How to bulk replace text in PDF files using PDF Replacer

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/pdf-replacer-bulk-replace-text

 

Flash Player patches headline Adobe Patch Tuesday releases

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/flash-player-patches-headline-adobe-patch-tuesday-releases/

 

Apple event: A new iPhone and details on subscriptions services

With smartphone sales slowing globally, Apple has begun to emphasize its subscription services — but it also rolled out an iPhone with a dual camera system.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/apple-event-new-details-streaming-tv-mobile-games-services-n1052031

 

Microsoft Brings the Next Windows 10 Feature Update Closer to Public Launch

According to Microsoft’s Windows 10 feature update release schedule, the next version of the operating system should be finalized as soon as this month, while the public debut should kick off in October.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-brings-the-next-windows-10-feature-update-closer-to-public-launch-527296.shtml

 

More Than 99% of Cyberattacks Need Victims' Help

Research highlights how most criminals exploit human curiosity and trust to click, download, install, open, and send money or information.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/more-than-99--of-cyberattacks-need-victims-help/d/d-id/1335769

 

Feds Arrest 281 for Stealing Millions Via Fake Email Scams

The 281 suspects were arrested for 'business email compromise' schemes, which often involve pretending to be a CEO or trusted partner, and tricking the target business into wiring funds to a scammer-controlled bank account.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370700/feds-arrest-281-for-stealing-millions-via-fake-email-scams

 

New computer? Easy ways to transfer old files

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

 

How to Fix Low Game FPS in Windows

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

 

Google is now shamelessly ripping off Instagram, because why not?

https://bgr.com/2019/09/12/google-photos-app-new-memories-feature-instagram-stories/

 

Microsoft confirms yet another Search bug in the latest Win10 1903 patch

Last month we saw Microsoft slowly admit there were Search bugs in the second monthly cumulative update for Win10 version 1903. Although this month’s first 1903 cumulative update, KB 4515384, was supposed to fix the bugs, we now have official acknowledgment that the bugs are back, albeit in a different form.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3438060/microsoft-confirms-yet-another-search-bug-in-the-latest-win10-1903-patch.html

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How to Fix a Frozen Mac When Updating macOS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-frozen-mac-when-updating-macos/

 

The best version of the not-yet-released 10.2-inch iPad is already $29 off at Amazon

We're shocked too.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3438796/the-best-version-of-the-not-yet-released-102-inch-ipad-is-already-29-off-at-amazon.html

 

iPadOS will arrive on September 30th

But it'll be available on the latest iPad from day one.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/10/ipados-will-arrive-on-september-30th/

 

Apple introduces a ‘grace period’ for lapsed App Store subscriptions

https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/13/apple-introduces-a-grace-period-for-lapsed-app-store-subscriptions/

 

HyperX launches new licensed Xbox One headsets, controller charging station

The trio of new accessories are officially licensed and priced for the budget-conscious.

https://www.windowscentral.com/hyperx-launches-new-licensed-xbox-one-headsets-controller-charging-station

 

AMD issues updated BIOS to fix Ryzen boost bug, promising up to 50MHz more boost

A new monitoring SDK will also make an appearance, providing fine-grained insights into what's going on under the hood of your Ryzen 3000 processor.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3437401/amd-issues-updated-bios-to-fix-ryzen-boost-bug-promising-up-to-50mhz-more-boost.html

 

Android Zero-Day Bug Does Not Make It on Google’s 'Fix' List

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/android-zero-day-bug-does-not-make-it-on-google-s-fix-list/

 

How to transfer Windows 10 to an external hard drive

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

 

Gammy: Adaptive Screen Brightness Tool For Linux

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/08/gammy-adaptive-screen-brightness-tool.html

 

Intel retracts Apollo Lake warning, discounts claims of reliability issues

Intel published documentation indicating a major CPU flaw similar to the 2016 Silvermont C2000 bug, though retracted it claiming the issues were fixed in firmware update for already-deployed CPUs.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/intel-retracts-apollo-lake-warning-discounts-claims-of-reliability-issues/

 

Apple’s Cheapest iPad Yet: Should You Go for It?

https://marketrealist.com/2019/09/apples-cheapest-ipad-should-you-go-for-it/?yptr=yahoo

 

5 ways to make your iPhone feel brand new

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/5-ways-iphone-feel-brand-104242153.html

 

How to stop Google from keeping your voice recordings

Keep your ‘Hey Google’ questions off the record

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/13/18618156/how-to-stop-google-voice-recordings-storage-assistant

 

How to install a smart switch

https://www.techhive.com/video/97407/how-to-install-a-smart-switch

 

Microsoft’s October Surface event will feature never-before-seen devices

https://bgr.com/2019/09/13/surface-pro-7-release-date-coming-soon-intel-arm-and-amd-hardware/

 

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 Photos to Serve Up 'Memories,' Simplify Photo Printing

New ways to enjoy old photos include the upcoming photo conversation sharing, text-in-image search, and photo printing thanks to partnerships with CVS and Walmart.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370724/google-photos-to-serve-up-memories-simplify-photo-printin

 

Are hidden software programs recording your keystrokes?

https://www.komando.com/tips/575592/are-hidden-software-programs-recording-your-keystrokes

 

Why Ocenaudio Is the Easiest Audio Editing Tool for Multiple Platforms

https://www.maketecheasier.com/ocenaudio-easiest-audio-editing-tool/

 

The new 10.2-inch iPad: How does it compare to the iPad Air?

Apple’s display-size boost for its entry-level tablet invites comparisons to a similar, better model.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3438658/7th-generation-ipad-vs-ipad-air.html

 

Apple’s latest Watch studies cover hearing, hearts and women's health

There's also a dedicated research app on the way.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/10/apple-watch-new-health-studies/

 

This game uses troll tactics to teach critical thinking

https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/13/this-game-uses-troll-tactics-to-teach-critical-thinking/

 

Opening Cortana on Windows 10 to the world is overdue, but also a shift in strategy

Cortana for all is being enabled in Windows 10 20H1, but it may have to do more with how Cortana is changing

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-opening-cortana-windows-10-world-long-overdue

 

AMD issues updated BIOS to fix Ryzen boost bug, promising up to 50MHz more boost

A new monitoring SDK will also make an appearance, providing fine-grained insights into what's going on under the hood of your Ryzen 3000 processor.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3437401/amd-issues-updated-bios-to-fix-ryzen-boost-bug-promising-up-to-50mhz-more-boost.html

 

Facebook and Instagram Start Fighting Vaccine Misinformation

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/facebook-and-instagram-start-fighting-vaccine-misinformation/

 

What is Mac HAL Driver? How to fix Machaldriver.sys errors?

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/mac-hal-driver-machaldriver-sys-errors

 

Pause Music When Locking The Screen And Resume On Unlock For Spotify, Rhythmbox, Others

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/08/pause-music-when-locking-screen-and.html

 

How data breaches are hurting small businesses

Some 30% of consumers surveyed said they would never again use a small business that suffered a data breach, according to a new report from Bank of America Merchant Services.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-data-breaches-are-hurting-small-businesses/

 

Watch 5 to Position Apple as Undisputed Market Leader?

https://marketrealist.com/2019/09/watch-5-position-apple-market-leader/

 

Quantum computers could arrive sooner if we build them with traditional silicon technology

https://news.yahoo.com/quantum-computers-could-arrive-sooner-125223395.html

 

How to keep spam from invading your Google Calendar

Block unwanted ‘invitations’

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

 

Broan’s upcoming SurfaceShield bathroom fan kills germs with bacteria-zapping LEDs

The SurfaceShield LEDs on this bathroom fan is designed to be safe for humans and pets, but deadly to germs.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3438558/broan-surfaceshield-bathroom-fan.html

 

First photos taken with the iPhone 11’s new Night mode look incredible

https://bgr.com/2019/09/12/iphone-11-camera-night-mode-release-soon/

 

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/

 

Which iPhone 11 Is Best for You?

Apple's newest iPhones bring an all-new camera setup, color options, and more powerful processor. But should you buy the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max? Here's an easy guide to help you select your next iPhone.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370662/which-iphone-11-is-best-for-you

 

Make phone calls without voice or hearing

https://www.komando.com/tips/576672/make-phone-calls-without-voice-or-hearing

 

What Is Windows Core OS?

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

 

Apple’s fall OS release schedule is weird—here’s when your device will be updated

The fall 2019 operating system updates for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV are staggered all over the place.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3438541/apple-ios13-ipados13-macoscatalina-watchos6-applearcade-appletv-release-schedule.html

 

Apple Watch Series 5 features an always-on display

It has the same bodies as the Series 4, and the same price, but adds a compass and international emergency calling.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/10/apple-watch-series-5/

 

Walmart’s Vudu adds Family Play feature so viewers can skip sex, violence and substance abuse

https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/12/vudu-family-play/

 

Pandora launches overhauled Windows 10 app

Now Mac users can't hog all of the fun.

https://www.windowscentral.com/pandora-launches-overhauled-app-windows-10

 

Microsoft's 128GB Surface Go plunges to $350, its lowest price yet

New iPad who? The 128GB Microsoft Surface Go is $350 on Amazon today.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3438118/microsofts-128gb-surface-go-plunges-to-350-its-lowest-price-yet.html

 

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/

 

Android file transfer not working on Windows 10

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

 

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

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

 

Phishing scams targeting Mac users on the rise with 1.6 million attacks in 2019

Kaspersky caught 1.6 million phishing attacks disguised as the Apple brand in the first six months of 2019.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/phishing-scams-targeting-mac-users-on-the-rise-with-1-6-million-attacks-in-2019/

 

Apple, 64GB of iPhone storage just isn't enough anymore

Commentary: Apple's premium phones shouldn't skimp on basic storage. It's time to bump up from the 64GB minimum.

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-64gb-of-iphone-11-storage-just-isnt-enough-anymore/

 

Why McDonald's is turning its drive-thru menu into an Amazon Alexa-like device

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-mc-donalds-is-turning-its-drivethru-menu-into-an-amazon-alexalike-device-162227700.html

 

How to block ad tracking on your iPhone

Keep your apps from uploading your data — mostly

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/30/18644778/iphone-ad-tracking-block-how-to-data-apps-upload

 

Alexa Answers program goes public, allowing anyone to answer Alexa questions

Don’t be surprised if the next answer to your Alexa question starts with “according to an Amazon customer…."

https://www.techhive.com/article/3438578/alexa-answers-program-goes-public.html

 

Google just fixed one of Android’s biggest problems

https://bgr.com/2019/09/13/google-one-android-full-device-backup-support-announced/

 

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/

 

6 Reasons I Finally Want an Apple Watch

The Apple Watch Series 5 includes some features that represent a tipping point in my longstanding resistance to the device.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370683/6-reasons-i-finally-want-an-apple-watch

 

The right way to physically clean your laptop, phone, tablet

https://www.komando.com/tips/576075/the-right-way-to-physically-clean-your-laptop-phone-tablet

 

Malware Distributors Create Fake Site of Popular VPN

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

 

How to manage the dance of disk images, Time Machine, and excessively large backups

There’s a complicated balance to maintain so you keep backups up to date.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3436956/how-to-manage-the-dance-of-disk-images-time-machine-and-excessively-large-backups.html

 

Apple’s budget $329 iPad gets a 10.2-inch screen

Say goodbye to the 9.7 inch form factor, iPad's original.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/10/apples-new-entry-level-ipad-has-a-bigger-10-2-inch-screen/

 

Fairphone 3 is a normal smartphone with ethical shine

https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/08/fairphone-3-is-a-normal-smartphone-with-ethical-shine/

 

Windows 10 Calendar is getting a slick new look, according to leaked screenshots

Your Calendar app may soon look a whole lot nicer.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-calendar-getting-slick-new-look-according-leaked-screenshots

 

Budget tablet showdown: Apple 10.2-inch iPad (2019) vs. Microsoft Surface Go

Apple just launched, but in a month it will be Microsoft's turn.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3438136/apple-102-inch-ipad-2019-vs-microsoft-surface-go.html

 

Google Chrome Starts Testing Third-Party Cookie Blocking

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

 

Block Firefox from using Windows BITS Service to download updates

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

 

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

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

 

What is fileless malware and how do you protect against it?

Scanning files you open and save isn't enough to catch malware these days. Here's how Microsoft Defender tools can help you catch attacks that are missed by traditional security software.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/what-is-fileless-malware-and-how-do-you-protect-against-it/

 

Microsoft's latest fix for Windows 10 breaks something else

What's worse: CPU spikes or a broken search option?

https://www.techspot.com/news/81885-microsoft-latest-fix-windows-10-breaks-something-else.html

 

6 of the best VPN routers to keep your browsing secure

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/6-best-vpn-routers-keep-154955489.html

 

iOS 13 is coming on September 19th, but it won’t have every feature right away

With Dark Mode, updated Apple Maps, and Memoji stickers

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/10/20849101/ios-13-release-date-how-to-install-iphone-update-features-dark-mode-maps

 

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

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

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

 

This $26 smart power strip is basically four Alexa smart plugs in one

https://bgr.com/2019/09/11/smart-power-strip-surge-protector-with-alexa/

 

How to check if Windows 10 version 1909 (19H2) is installed on your PC

Version 1909 is the next major refresh of Windows 10, but is it already installed on your PC? Here's how to find out.

https://pureinfotech.com/check-windows-10-1903-19h2-installed/

 

Israeli Spyware Firm Adopts Human Rights Policy Amid Abuse Concerns

Watchdog groups claim the new policy rings hollow. NSO Group sells its products to governments, which have allegedly used them to spy on humans rights activists and journalists.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370707/israeli-spyware-firm-adopts-human-rights-policy-amid-abuse-c

 

85% of people don't use a VPN, and here's why you should

https://www.komando.com/tips/576906/85-percent-of-people-dont-use-a-vpn-and-heres-why-you-should

 

How to Run Mac Apps on Linux

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

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Here's Why Your Internet is Slow Sometimes

https://askbobrankin.com/heres_why_your_internet_is_slow_sometimes.html

 

CEO voice deepfake blamed for scam that stole $243,000

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/ceo-voice-deepfake-blamed-for-scam-that-stole-243000-21491.html#new_tab

 

5 top tips for making the perfect photo book

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

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

 

North Korea Seen Using ELECTRICFISH, BADCALL Malware Variants

The FBI and CISA issued an alert the same week researchers disclosed a new campaign launched by actors with North Korean ties.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/north-korea-seen-using-electricfish-badcall-malware-variants/d/d-id/1335793

 

The new 7th generation iPad: 8 cool features

Apple’s most affordable iPad just got a lot more exciting.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3437837/ipad-7th-generation-price-features-specs-release-date.html

 

First Look: Making phone calls using Your Phone on Windows 10 (video)

https://www.windowscentral.com/first-look-making-phone-calls-using-your-phone-windows-10-video

 

These Smart Home Products Will Soon No Longer Be "Smart"—What to Do If You Own One

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/smart-home-products-soon-no-154217666.html

 

How (and Why) to Use Google’s Chromebook Simulator

https://www.howtogeek.com/439256/how-and-why-to-use-googles-chromebook-simulator/

 

How to Use the F Keys on a Mac

Take advantage of your Mac's function keys

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

 

How to boot Windows computer into UEFI or BIOS firmware

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/boot-windows-into-uefi-or-bios-firmware

 

AirTV Mini review: A streaming dongle for Sling TV diehards

Solid hardware, iffy service.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3434001/airtv-mini-review.html

 

How to add a specific bar for searching in Firefox

If you long for the days of having separate bars for addresses in searching in Firefox, fear not—you can bring back that feature in a few seconds.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-add-a-specific-bar-for-searching-in-firefox/

 

Toyota Parts Supplier Loses $37 Million in Email Scam

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/toyota-parts-supplier-loses-37-million-email-scam/#new_tab

 

First photos 

 with the iPhone 11’s new Night mode look incredible

https://bgr.com/2019/09/12/iphone-11-camera-night-mode-release-soon/

 

NY Payroll Company Vanishes With $35 Million

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/09/ny-payroll-company-vanishes-with-35-million/

 

iPad 10.2-inch: hands-on with Apple’s new 7th-gen tablet

The $329 entry-level tablet borrows some Pro features

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/10/20858844/apple-ipad-7th-gen-10-2-inch-hands-on-features-photos-video-price

 

The iPhone 11 vs. the competition: The new midrange

Just because it's not a "Pro" doesn't mean the new iPhone is underpowered.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/10/iphone-11-vs-the-competition/

 

Smashing Security #145: Apple and Google willy wave while home assistants spy – DoH!

https://www.grahamcluley.com/smashing-security-145-apple-and-google-willy-wave-while-home-assistants-spy-doh/

 

Intel releases medium and low-rated security advisories

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/intel-releases-medium-and-low-rated-security-advisories/

 

GeForce Experience: how to download, record gameplay and update your drivers

How to use Nvidia's powerful game customization software

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/geforce-experience

 

The Fight Against Synthetic Identity Fraud

Advanced data and innovative technology will help organizations more easily identify abnormal behavior and tell legitimate customers apart from "fake" ones.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/the-fight-against-synthetic-identity-fraud/a/d-id/1335734

 

AppleCare+: Everything you need to know about Apple’s extended warranty program

What AppleCare+ costs, what it covers, and answers to all your other questions.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3227045/applecare-warranty-faq.html

 

It's official: Microsoft Teams is coming to Linux

An updated UserVoice page confirms that Microsoft Teams for Linux is being actively worked on.

https://www.windowscentral.com/its-official-microsoft-teams-coming-linux

 

Why Apple's In-Screen Fingerprint Reader Could Do More Harm Than Good

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-apple-apos-screen-fingerprint-120000820.html

 

How to Find Your Location History on iPhone or iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/437871/how-to-find-your-location-history-on-iphone-or-ipad/

 

Basic iPad Lessons to Teach You the iPad

https://www.lifewire.com/ipad-help-10-lesson-for-beginners-1994410

 

What is Google Advanced Protection Program and how it works?

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

 

Ring Video Doorbell 2 review: Better features, new frustrations

Despite a frustrating install, Ring Video Doorbell 2 is still a welcome, improved version of the original doorbell-slash-security camera.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3216065/ring-video-doorbell-2-review.html

 

How to set up an SFTP server on Linux

These steps walk you through the process of setting up an SFTP server on Linux for the secure transfer of files for specialized file transfer-only users.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-set-up-an-sftp-server-on-linux/

 

Hundreds of millions of Facebook users’ phone numbers found lying around on the internet

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/facebook-users-phone-numbers/#new_tab

 

iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro will be discounted at Walmart from day one

https://bgr.com/2019/09/11/iphone-11-discount-sale-pro-max-walmart-preorder/

 

Secret Service Investigates Breach at U.S. Govt IT Contractor

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/09/secret-service-investigates-breach-at-u-s-govt-it-contractor/

 

iPhone 11: a first look at Apple’s new default iPhone

A worthy successor to the iPhone XR

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/10/20857974/apple-iphone-11-hands-on-features-photos-video-price-camera

 

Apple's iPhone XR and iPhone 8 get big price cuts

The iPhone XR dropped by $150, while the iPhone 8 went down $100.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/10/iphone-xr-8-price-cut/

 

Operation reWired: 281 suspected email scammers arrested around the world

https://www.grahamcluley.com/operation-rewired-281-suspected-email-scammers-arrested-around-the-world/

 

Researchers: Iranian phishing campaign targets universities with fake library emails

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/researchers-iranian-phishing-campaign-targets-universities-with-fake-library-emails/

 

How to map a network drive in Windows 10

Easy access to network storage

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-map-a-network-drive-in-windows-10

 

Community Projects Highlight Need for Security Volunteers

From university courses to open source self-starters, community software projects aim to solve problems for populations in need. A focus on security is required as well.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/community-projects-highlight-need-for-security-volunteers/b/d-id/1335779

 

With the iPhone 11 Pros, Apple stripped all meaning from the ‘Pro’ name

Apple just redefined ‘Pro’ with the iPhone 11 Pro, but in the worst possible way.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3438057/apple-iphone-11-pro-stripped-all-meaning.html

 

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iOS gain sparkly ink animation and more

Inking now has a bit more personality on several Microsoft Office apps on iOS.

https://www.windowscentral.com/word-excel-and-powerpoint-ios-gain-sparkly-ink-animation-and-more

 

Microsoft President on regulators: We need to see why they thought the concerns were justified

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/microsoft-president-regulators-see-why-201623080.html

 

How to Use Chrome’s Picture-in-Picture Mode to Play Local Videos

https://www.howtogeek.com/438468/how-to-use-chromes-picture-in-picture-mode-to-play-local-videos/

 

Chromebooks vs. Other Laptops

What sets Chromebook apart?

https://www.lifewire.com/chromebooks-vs-laptops-4163797

 

How to connect a Wireless Printer to Windows 10 PC

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/connect-wireless-printer-windows-10

 

Designed to distract: Stock app Robinhood nudges users to take risks

“I liken it to giving the keys of a sports car to a 12-year-old,” said Tara Falcone, a certified financial planner and the founder of ReisUP, a financial education company.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/confetti-push-notifications-stock-app-robinhood-nudges-investors-toward-risk-n1053071

 

What is fileless malware and how do you protect against it?

Scanning files you open and save isn't enough to catch malware these days. Here's how Microsoft Defender tools can help you catch attacks that are missed by traditional security software.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/what-is-fileless-malware-and-how-do-you-protect-against-it/

 

ET Deals: Samsung Galaxy A50 + Galaxy Fit $349, Dell 24-inch 1080p IPS Monitor $99, Ecovacs Deebot Vacuum $149

https://www.extremetech.com/deals/298352-et-deals-samsung-galaxy-a50-galaxy-fit-349-dell-24-inch-1080p-ips-monitor-99-ecovacs-deebot-vacuum-149

 

Pixel 4 launch date leaked while Apple was unveiling the iPhone 11, and we almost missed it

https://bgr.com/2019/09/11/pixel-4-release-date-close-october-15th-announcement-event-rumored/

 

‘Satori’ IoT Botnet Operator Pleads Guilty

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/09/satori-iot-botnet-operator-pleads-guilty/

 

AirDrop on the iPhone 11 will let you point at people to share photos

Thanks to the new U1 locator chip in the iPhone 11

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/10/20859550/apple-iphone-11-pro-airdrop-u1-locator-chip-tag-tile-bluetooth-tracking

 

iPhone 11's dual-camera system has an ultra-wide lens

Apple says the 12MP lenses should be good for a variety of use cases.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/10/iphone-11-dual-camera-ultra-wide-lens-apple-event/

 

Hackers who hit Texas with ransomware attack demanded $2.5 million, got nothing

https://www.grahamcluley.com/hackers-who-hit-texas-with-ransomware-attack-demanded-2-5-million-got-nothing/

 

Facebook, YouTube used in Brazilian phishing scheme

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/email-security/facebook-youtube-insider-threats-used-in-brazilian-phishing-scheme/

 

NFL live stream: how to watch every 2019-20 regular season football game online from anywhere

The NFL is back! And you can watch every single game

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/nfl-live-stream-how-to-watch-every-2019-20-regular-season-football-game-online-from-anywhere

 

281 Arrested in International BEC Takedown

Conspirators stole more than 250,000 identities and filed more than 10,000 fraudulent tax returns, the Department of Justice reports.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/281-arrested-in-international-bec-takedown/d/d-id/1335781

 

How to manage the dance of disk images, Time Machine, and excessively large backups

There’s a complicated balance to maintain so you keep backups up to date.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3436956/how-to-manage-the-dance-of-disk-images-time-machine-and-excessively-large-backups.html

 

Best Wi-Fi Routers in 2019

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-wifi-router

 

How cellphone companies will help you thwart robocalls

https://news.yahoo.com/cellphone-companies-help-thwart-robocalls-012832109.html

 

How to Use Pipes on Linux

https://www.howtogeek.com/438882/how-to-use-pipes-on-linux/

 

Linux Directory Structure: What It Is And How It Works

The Linux Filesystem Has No Drive Letters... Here's Why

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-linux-directory-structure-4628181

 

Difference Between UPS & Inverter – Which is better?

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

 

Google pays France over $1 billion to settle tax case

French investigators have since 2015 been investigating Google's tax set-up. The company declares profits from activities across the E.U. in one country, usually a low-tax state.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/google-pays-france-over-1-billion-settle-tax-case-n1053106

 

Five healthcare startups win access to enormous data warehouse of insurance claims

Companies working on cancer, women's health, and addiction recovery are finalists in the BlueCross BlueShield Data Innovation Challenge.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/five-healthcare-startups-win-access-to-enormous-data-warehouse-of-insurance-claims/

 

AppleCare+ Is Now Billed Monthly by Default and Costs More That Way

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/298262-applecare-is-now-billed-monthly-by-default-and-costs-more-that-way

 

Print photos anywhere with this pint-sized portable printer at a bargain price

https://bgr.com/2019/09/11/portable-photo-printer-for-iphone-samsung-galaxy/

 

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

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

 

Scraping public data from a website probably isn’t hacking, says court

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/10/20859399/linkedin-hiq-data-scraping-cfaa-lawsuit-ninth-circuit-ruling

 

The iPhone 11 is Apple’s colorful new handset for the masses

It uses an LCD screen and features a pair of wide and extra-wide cameras.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/10/iphone-11/

 

Chinese tech firm Huawei says it was hacked by the United States

https://www.grahamcluley.com/chinese-tech-firm-huawei-says-it-was-hacked-by-the-united-states/

 

Maryland gov’t promises funds for Baltimore surveillance initiative

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/maryland-govt-promises-funds-for-baltimore-surveillance-initiative/

 

How to download YouTube videos for free

Download YouTube videos for offline viewing

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-download-youtube-videos

 

Bookworm is a light-weight eBook reader for Linux

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

 

10 of the Toughest Math Problems Ever Solved

https://news.yahoo.com/10-toughest-math-problems-ever-215900000/photo-p-earlier-week-href-https-215900551.html

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Rufus: Creating A Persistent Storage Live USB With Ubuntu Or Debian From Windows

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/08/rufus-creating-persistent-storage-live.html

 

Microsoft Fixes the Windows 10 19H2 Confusion with the Same Build for Everyone

Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 19H2 build, but this time the company keeps things simple and ships it to everyone in the Slow ring.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-fixes-the-windows-10-19h2-confusion-with-the-same-build-for-everyone-527293.shtml

 

How to Fix a Slow or Unresponsive Mac

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

 

Need a smart home hub? We pit Amazon Echo Dot against Google Home Mini in an epic battle of smarts

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/amazon-echo-dot-google-home-mini-2019-164356682.html

 

Ghostwriter is an open source markdown editor with a polished interface

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/27/ghostwriter-is-an-open-source-markdown-editor-with-a-polished-interface/

 

Five cool Android 10 features that haven't yet arrived

We're still waiting for some of the best features.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3435767/cool-android-10-features-coming-soon.html

 

6 of the Best Camera Apps for the iPhone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-camera-apps-iphone/

 

Automatically Switch Web Searches to DuckDuckGo Sometimes With This Chrome Extension

https://lifehacker.com/automatically-switch-web-searches-to-duckduckgo-sometim-1837966990

 

Microsoft Store keeps updating the same apps in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-store-keeps-updating-the-same-apps-in-windows-10

 

Chemical contaminant identified as ‘key focus’ of investigation into vaping illness

It has not confirmed reports that it is narrowing its focus to vitamin E acetate

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/5/20851866/cdc-fda-investigation-vaping-lung-illness-vitamin-e

 

Microsoft Backtracks on Disabling Adobe Flash

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10611/microsoft-backtracks-disabling-adobe-flash

 

Heads up: Microsoft is back to snooping with this month’s Win7 and 8.1 'security-only' patches

If you thought you could install Microsoft’s 'security-only' patches and just, you know, get security fixes, think again. This month’s KB 4516033 (Win7) and KB 4516064 (Win8.1) install and activate full telemetry.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3438501/heads-up-microsoft-is-back-to-snooping-with-this-months-win7-and-81-security-only-patches.html

 

7 Android VPN apps you should never use because of their privacy sins

Shielding your data shouldn’t mean handing it over to your VPN app.

https://www.cnet.com/news/7-android-vpn-apps-you-should-never-use-because-of-their-privacy-sins/

 

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

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

 

WINDOWS 10 UPDATE KB4515384 (BUILD 18362.356) RELEASES FOR VERSION 1903

Microsoft updates Windows 10 to fix high CPU usage acknowledged in the August 2019 cumulative update. Also, the company updates older versions of the OS get various fixes.

https://pureinfotech.com/kb4515384-windows-10-build-18362-356-1903/

 

iFixit Awards Fairphone 3 a Perfect 10 for Repairability

If you want a tidy, modular, easy-to-repair handset, then iFixit confirms the Fairphone 3 is the smartphone to buy.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370694/ifixit-awards-fairphone-3-a-perfect-10-for-repairability

 

Hackers are using Microsoft Word to infiltrate computers

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/576861/hackers-are-using-microsoft-word-to-infiltrate-computers

 

Microsoft Brings the Next Windows 10 Feature Update Closer to Public Launch

According to Microsoft’s Windows 10 feature update release schedule, the next version of the operating system should be finalized as soon as this month, while the public debut should kick off in October.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-brings-the-next-windows-10-feature-update-closer-to-public-launch-527296.shtml

 

You Can Still Get Windows 10 for Free With a Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 Key

https://www.howtogeek.com/266072/you-can-still-get-windows-10-for-free-with-a-windows-7-8-or-8.1-key/

 

Smart speaker sales are surging in America — Amazon may be the big winner

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/smart-speaker-sales-are-surging-in-america-amazon-may-be-the-big-winner-165539270.html

 

Google modifies Chrome's Tab Context Menu heavily

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/27/google-modifies-chromes-tab-context-menu-heavily/

 

The best 1440p graphics card for PC gaming

PCWorld graphics guru Brad Chacos explains the best graphics card you can buy for gaming at 1440p resolution.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3435730/best-1440p-graphics-card.html

 

How to Show a Speed Limit on Google Maps

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

 

How to Stop Gmail Images From Loading Automatically on Your iPhone

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-stop-gmail-images-from-loading-automatically-on-1837966865

 

How to connect a Wireless Printer to Windows 10 PC

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/connect-wireless-printer-windows-10

 

Google Assistant’s Ambient Mode turns Android devices into smart displays

Why does Google make everything twice?

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/5/20850251/google-assistant-ambient-mode-android-tablet-nest-hub-display-photos-ifa-2019

 

Win10 Search, High CPU Lag Plague Latest Update

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10612/win10-search-high-cpu-lag-plague-latest-update

 

Microsoft confirms yet another Search bug in the latest Win10 1903 patch

Last month we saw Microsoft slowly admit there were Search bugs in the second monthly cumulative update for Win10 version 1903. Although this month’s first 1903 cumulative update, KB 4515384, was supposed to fix the bugs, we now have official acknowledgment that the bugs are back, albeit in a different form.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3438060/microsoft-confirms-yet-another-search-bug-in-the-latest-win10-1903-patch.html

 

USB4: What you need to know

https://www.cnet.com/videos/usb4-what-you-need-to-know/

 

6 Most Popular Email Providers Better Than Gmail and Yahoo Mail

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-6-popular-free-email-providers-online-gmail-yahoo/

 

YOUR PHONE APP TO BRING CALLING FEATURE TO WINDOWS 10

Your Phone app soon to bring calling feature to everyone.

https://pureinfotech.com/yourphone-app-calling-feature-windows-10/

 

Apple Turns AppleCare+ Into a Monthly Subscription

Rather than opting to purchase two years of extended coverage upfront, you can now subscribe indefinitely to a monthly AppleCare+ plan for some Apple devices.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370693/apple-turns-applecare-into-a-monthly-subscription

 

5 sneaky eBay scams to watch out for

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

 

Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4512941 Breaks Down the Search Feature

The most recent optional cumulative update that Microsoft shipped for devices running Windows 10 version 1903, also referred to as May 2019 Update, not only that generates high CPU usage, but also breaks down search for some.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-cumulative-update-kb4512941-breaks-down-the-search-feature-527275.shtml

 

What Can I Do with My Old iPhone?

https://www.howtogeek.com/438365/what-can-i-do-with-my-old-iphone/

 

Apple cuts prices, ramps up services as iPhone 11 launches

https://news.yahoo.com/apple-cuts-prices-ramps-services-iphone-11-launches-200645181.html

 

Happy Birthday NirSoft! New Pre-Release Tools section online

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/26/happy-birthday-nirsoft-new-pre-release-tools-section-online/

 

Apple needs to stop comparing iPad to PC

Don't feed the troll: Apple just said its budget iPad is twice as fast as the PC.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3437441/apple-needs-to-stop-comparing-ipad-to-pc.html

 

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 Get the Twitch Apple TV App Now

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-get-the-twitch-apple-tv-app-now-1837952341

 

Sniptool Screen Capture is perfect for capturing screenshots your way

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

 

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

 

Apple says Uighurs targeted in iPhone attack but disputes Google's findings

Google Project Zero researchers said last week that five security flaws led to a "sustained effort to hack the users of iPhones in certain communities over a period of at least two years."

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/apple-says-uighurs-targeted-iphone-attack-disputes-google-s-findings-n1050901

 

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

 

Microsoft president says US government isn't being open about Huawei ban

Brad Smith tells Bloomberg he wants evidence backing up the Trump administration's ban on the Chinese company.

https://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-president-says-us-government-isnt-being-open-about-huawei-ban/

 

6 Ways Your Email Address Can Be Exploited by Scammers

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways-your-email-address-can-be-exploited-by-scammers/

 

MICROSOFT DISCOUNTS SURFACE DEVICES AHEAD OF NEW HARDWARE LAUNCH

Are you in the market for a new Surface? You can now save up to $300 with these deals.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-discounts-surface-devices-ahead-hardware-launch/

 

Scammers Go Phishing With Deepfakes

Deepfakes, or doctored videos, have mostly been used to harm the reputations of celebrities and politicians. Now the AI-assisted technology is being used to trick companies out of big money.

https://www.pcmag.com/commentary/370606/scammers-go-phishing-with-deepfakes

 

Why you need to be using a cloud backup for all your devices

https://www.komando.com/tips/574671/why-you-need-to-be-using-a-cloud-backup-for-all-your-devices

 

W10Privacy

Prevent Windows from tracking your browsing habits and may other types of information by simply disabling the settings you do not want

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/W10Privacy.shtml

 

How (and Why) to Use Google’s Chromebook Simulator

https://www.howtogeek.com/439256/how-and-why-to-use-googles-chromebook-simulator/

 

Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro from 2018 is on sale for its lowest price ever

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apples-13-inch-macbook-pro-151303269.html

 

Google Go for Android is now available globally

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/26/google-go-for-android-is-now-available-globally/

 

AMD issues updated BIOS to fix Ryzen boost bug, promising up to 50MHz more boost

A new monitoring SDK will also make an appearance, providing fine-grained insights into what's going on under the hood of your Ryzen 3000 processor.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3437401/amd-issues-updated-bios-to-fix-ryzen-boost-bug-promising-up-to-50mhz-more-boost.html

 

How to Sync Linux Time with NTP Server

https://www.maketecheasier.com/sync-linux-time-with-ntp-server/

 

How Do I Set Up My Wifi Extender With a New Router?

https://lifehacker.com/how-do-i-set-up-my-wifi-extender-with-a-new-router-1837929716

 

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

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

 

Huawei’s latest AirPods imitators add noise cancellation

Stepping beyond the AirPods, technically

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/6/20852414/huawei-freebuds-3-noise-cancelling-airpods-news-features

 

Google bans ads for unproven medical treatments

The new Google ads policy may put heat on the stem cell clinic industry, which has until recently been largely unregulated.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/google-bans-ads-unproven-medical-treatments-n1050811

 

Keyboard Shortcuts List for Desktop in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/20805-desktop-keyboard-shortcuts-list-windows-10-a.html

 

8 ways to measure your fitness that aren't heart rate

Old-fashioned pen and paper can do wonders for your fitness.

https://www.cnet.com/news/8-ways-to-measure-your-fitness-that-arent-heart-rate/

 

5 Fastest and Free File-Sharing Apps to Transfer Large Files Online

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/file-sharing-apps-transfer-large-files-online/

 

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/

 

Apple Refreshes iPad With Larger Screen, Smart Keyboard Support

Apple is touting the integration with iPadOS on this iPad, though older iPads can upgrade to the new OS on Sept. 30. Order it now for $329; it ships Sept. 30.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370685/apple-refreshes-ipad-with-larger-screen-smart-keyboard-supp

 

Which internet browser is best? Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge or Internet Explorer?

https://www.komando.com/tips/571948/which-internet-browser-is-best

 

DNSCrypt Proxy

Make sure your DNS traffic is encrypted, while the outgoing one is being authenticated based on the cryptographic signatures via this tool

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

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Apple Watch Series 5 first look

With very few hardware improvements this year, there isn't much to see.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/10/apple-watch-series-5-first-look/?yptr=yahoo

 

Has your Xbox One randomly turned itself off? You're not alone. (update)

This isn't good.

https://www.windowscentral.com/has-your-xbox-one-randomly-turned-itself-youre-not-alone

 

iOS 13 file confirms Apple is testing an augmented reality headset

The device's 'Starboard' framework is evident.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/10/ios-13-apple-ar/

 

Apple Watch Series 5 hands-on

Now with a compass and always-on display

https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/10/apple-watch-series-5-hands-on/?yptr=yahoo

 

Windows 10: What to expect in the next two releases

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

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

 

Students Rejoice: School District Closed by Ransomware Attack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/students-rejoice-school-district-closed-by-ransomware-attack/

 

Intel officially unveils Chaco Canyon, first fanless NUC in five years

The Intel NUC 8 Rugged—otherwise known as Chaco Canyon—is intended for IoT, edge analytics, and digital signage, among other use cases, and is available in kit or board-only configurations.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/intel-officially-unveils-chaco-canyon-first-fanless-nuc-in-five-years/

 

Free Battery Limiter software for Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/battery-limiter-software-for-windows-10

 

How to install Google Chrome themes

Tired of Chrome's nifty shades of gray?

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

 

Fix 'Username Is Not In The Sudoers File. This Incident Will Be Reported' On Debian

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/09/fix-username-is-not-in-sudoers-file.html

 

iPhone 11: Five things you need to know about Apple's new entry-level phone

The successor to the iPhone XR is now Apple’s baseline phone.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3437796/iphone-11-five-things-you-need-to-know-about-apples-new-entry-level-phone.html

 

11 surprising ways you use Linux every day

What technology runs on Linux? You might be astonished to know just how often you use Linux in your daily life.

https://opensource.com/article/19/8/everyday-tech-runs-linux?sc_cid=7013a000002CusDAAS

 

Dark Mode Not Working in Windows 10—What to Do

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

 

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

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

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

 

A rather snazzy Raspberry Pi 4 wallpaper for your phone and computer

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/snazzy-raspberry-pi-4-wallpaper-phone-computer/

 

It’s been a long time since you could get a full Arlo Pro camera system this cheap

https://bgr.com/2019/09/09/arlo-camera-system-amazon-sale-arlo-pro/

 

Apple Announces New iPhones Costing $699 — Here Are the Most Impressive Features

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/apple-announces-iphones-costing-699-205821951.html

 

Convert YouTube Video to MP3 Free In Seconds (Sep 2019)

https://www.minitool.com/youtube/video-to-mp3.html

 

Chromium

Open-source web browser for a safer, faster and more stable way to experience the Internet, providing a tab-based window, download and bookmark management

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Internet/Browsers/Portable-Google-Chrome-Chromium.shtml

 

How to Have Siri Read Articles to You On Your Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/437872/how-to-have-siri-read-articles-to-you-on-your-mac/

 

Scammers Go Phishing With Deepfakes

Deepfakes, or doctored videos, have mostly been used to harm the reputations of celebrities and politicians. Now the AI-assisted technology is being used to trick companies out of big money.

https://www.pcmag.com/commentary/370606/scammers-go-phishing-with-deepfakes

 

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

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

 

Facebook is down in the U.S. for many users

Facebook is experiencing issues for many users.

https://www.windowscentral.com/facebook-down-us-many-users

 

Razer case keeps your iPhone cool during intense gaming sessions

ArcApple debuts slightly bigger entry-level iPadtech could spare your phone from roasting.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/10/razer-arctech-iphone-cases/

 

Apple debuts slightly bigger entry-level iPad

https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/10/apple-debuts-slightly-bigger-entry-level-ipad/?yptr=yahoo

 

AMD acknowledges 3rd-gen Ryzen boost bug, says fix is coming September 10

The BIOS update will be released in about a week from motherboard makers.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3435780/amd-acknowledges-3rd-gen-ryzen-boost-bug-says-fix-is-coming-september-10.html

 

Amazon AWS Outage Shows Data in the Cloud is Not Always Safe

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/amazon-aws-outage-shows-data-in-the-cloud-is-not-always-safe/

 

How to properly automount a drive in Ubuntu Linux

Need to create a proper fstab entry to automatically mount a drive in Linux? Find out how here.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-properly-automount-a-drive-in-ubuntu-linux/

 

How to change Wi-Fi Router Name and Password

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

 

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

 

Ubuntu Yaru Theme Gets A Full Light Version [Updated]

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/09/ubuntu-yaru-theme-might-get-full-light.html

 

iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max: 5 features that justify the 'Pro' designation

Here are the differences between the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 Pro.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3437403/iphone-11-pro-and-iphone-11-pro-max-specs-features-design-release.html

 

Variables in PowerShell In our miniseries Variables in Shells, learn how to handle local variables in PowerShell.

https://opensource.com/article/19/8/variables-powershell?sc_cid=7013a000002CusDAAS

 

Best Chrome Extensions for Recording Your Screen Capture

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

 

Windows 10: The best tricks, tips, and tweaks

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

https://www.techconnect.com/article/2875600/windows-10-the-best-tips-tricks-and-tweaks.html#slide1

 

Raspberry Pi 4: a full desktop replacement?

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-4-a-full-desktop-replacement/

 

It’s bizarrely easy to see private Instagram posts and share them with anyone you want

https://bgr.com/2019/09/10/facebook-instagram-private-content-can-be-hacked-and-shared/

 

Apple may spark upgrade rush with new iPhones, tight pricing

https://news.yahoo.com/apple-may-spark-upgrade-rush-173443348.html

 

YouTube to WAV: How to Convert YouTube to WAV

https://www.minitool.com/youtube/youtube-to-wav-002.html

 

SUMo

Keep all your installed software applications up to date using this simple app that automatically scans the computer and reveals available updates

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

 

What Should You Do If You Receive a Phishing Email?

https://www.howtogeek.com/437513/what-should-you-do-if-you-receive-a-phishing-email/

 

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

 

Google exterminates frustrating Bluetooth bugs

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

 

How to transfer photos from iPhone and iPad to your Windows 10 PC

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-transfer-photos-iphone-and-ipad-your-windows-10-pc

 

iPhone 11's ultra-wideband chip helps you AirDrop with the right person

The U1 also hints at possible support for tracking tags.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/10/iphone-11-u1-ultra-wideband-chip/

 

Mozilla launches a VPN, brings back the Firefox Test Pilot program

https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/10/mozilla-launches-a-vpn-brings-back-the-firefox-test-pilot-program/?yptr=yahoo

 

Logitech Z207 2.0 Stereo Computer Speakers review: Improved sound for all your devices

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3432959/logitech-z207-2-0-stereo-computer-speakers-review.html

 

Buggy GPS Trackers Expose Childrens’ Real-Time Location

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/buggy-gps-trackers-expose-childrens-real-time-location/

 

17 ways to recycle or sell your iPhone X

There's value in your used smartphone. If you're ready to trade in your iPhone X and upgrade to the iPhone 11, find out who wants it, and how much it's worth.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/17-ways-to-recycle-or-sell-your-smartphone/

 

Windows Registry Recovery lets you recover Registry Configuration from crashed computers

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

 

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

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

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

 

Free VoIP App Mumble 1.3.0 Stable Is Out, First Feature Release In 10 Years

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/09/free-voip-app-mumble-130-stable-is-out.html

 

iOS 13 and iPadOS 13: Apple confirms September 19 release date

With over a billion users, iOS is one of the biggest consumer operating systems in the world. Here's how it's going to change your iPhone and iPad this fall.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3399866/ios-13-features-release-date-beta-how-to-install.html

 

7 rules for remote-work sanity

These rules don't describe my complete practice, but they are an important summary of what I try to do and what keeps me (relatively) sane.

https://opensource.com/article/19/8/rules-remote-work-sanity?sc_cid=7013a000002CusDAAS

 

How to Adjust Mouse Sensitivity in Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/how-to-adjust-mouse-sensitivity-in-windows-10/

 

Here’s everything Apple isn’t telling you about its new credit card

As Apple begins rolling out the credit card, consumers should read the fine print

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-everything-apple-isnt-telling-you-about-its-new-credit-card-2019-03-27?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

 

[Tip] How to Minimize Mozilla Thunderbird to System Tray on Close

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-minimize-mozilla-thunderbird-to-system-tray-on-close/

 

iOS 13 GM is now available ahead of next week’s public release

https://bgr.com/2019/09/10/ios-13-gm-download-released-iphone-ipad/

 

SmartTV Competition Heats Up: Roku, Amazon & Others in Focus

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/smarttv-competition-heats-roku-amazon-141802648.html

 

You Will Like the Top 12 Free YouTube to MP4 Converters

https://www.minitool.com/youtube/youtube-to-mp4-002.html

 

Microsoft Safety Scanner

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

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

 

How to Copy Music to Your Android Phone

https://www.howtogeek.com/437966/how-to-copy-music-to-your-android-phone/

 

Why Google Can't Solve the Privacy Paradox

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

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

 

6 ways to tell if a car for sale is fake

https://www.komando.com/tips/575385/6-ways-to-tell-if-a-car-for-sale-is-fake

 

Best Laptop Docking Stations in 2019

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-laptop-docking-stations

 

A brief first look at Apple's seventh-generation iPad

And farewell to the company's last 9.7-inch tablet.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/10/apple-ipad-seventh-generation-2019-hands-on-first-look/

 

Week in Review: Facebook’s newest feature might be arriving too late

https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/08/week-in-review-facebooks-newest-feature-might-be-arriving-too-late/

 

Alternatives for Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop and more

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

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

 

Ransomware Adopts DoppelPaymer Name Given by Researchers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ransomware-adopts-doppelpaymer-name-given-by-researchers/

 

Top 5 password alternatives

Passwords remain the most common way to authenticate your online identity, but companies like Microsoft and Google are using alternate login methods. Tom Merritt offers five alternatives to passwords.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/top-5-password-alternatives/

 

Sniptool Screen Capture is perfect for capturing screenshots your way

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

 

How to update drivers in Windows 10

Improve stability and performance

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

 

How To 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

 

iOS 13.1: Apple confirms a release date of September 30, beta 3 released

The first major update to iOS 13 brings features that won't quite make it into the initial release.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3434605/ios-13-1-features-release-date-how-to-download.html

 

When did Apple get so bad at naming things?

https://qz.com/1706560/the-iphone-11-pro-max-is-a-terrible-name/?yptr=yahoo

 

How to Enable Bluetooth aptX on a Dell Windows 10 System

https://www.techjunkie.com/enable-bluetooth-aptx-dell-system/

 

Silicon Valley’s final frontier for mobile payments — ‘the neoliberal takeover of the human body’

Ditching credit cards for facial recognition removes the last physical barrier between our bodies and Corporate America

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-technology-that-should-finally-make-your-wallet-obsolete-2019-09-06?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

 

[Tip] How to Convert MOV to MP4 Video File Format Using VLC Player in Windows

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-convert-mov-to-mp4-video-file-format-using-vlc-player-in-windows/

 

Scientists built artificial leaves that can turn sunlight into medicine

https://bgr.com/2019/09/10/artificial-leaf-study-solar-power-medicine/

 

How To Trade In Your Old Phone For The New iPhone 11

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/trade-old-phone-iphone-11-212331156.html

 

How to Easily and Quickly Download YouTube Video Free

https://www.minitool.com/youtube/download-youtube-video-002.html

 

Toast for Chrome

Save your internet session before closing your web browser window with lightweight and easy-to-use extension that can help you manage your projects online

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

 

How to Use the chown Command on Linux

https://www.howtogeek.com/438435/how-to-use-the-chown-command-on-linux/

 

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

 

Why you need to be using a cloud backup for all your devices

https://www.komando.com/tips/574671/why-you-need-to-be-using-a-cloud-backup-for-all-your-devices

 

Best Surface Pro Docks and Docking Stations in 2019

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-surface-pro-docks-and-docking-stations

 

Save your files and photos to OneDrive and get them from any device, anywhere

https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/

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Mon 1729 09/09/2019

Android 10 review: Good today, better tomorrow

Google gets a lot right in its new update, but the best is yet to come.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/09/android-10-review/?yptr=yahoo

 

[Fix] Security Center doesn’t Register 3rd Party Antivirus in Windows 10, Windows Defender Keeps Running

https://www.askvg.com/fix-security-center-doesnt-register-3rd-party-antivirus-in-windows-10-windows-defender-keeps-running/

 

Guest Mode Solves Some Privacy Issues

https://askbobrankin.com/guest_mode_solves_some_privacy_issues.html

 

Facebook Might Know When You Last Had Sex

https://vitals.lifehacker.com/facebook-might-know-when-you-last-had-sex-1837988620

 

The 13 Best AirPods Tips and Tricks of 2019

Master your earbuds' functions

https://www.lifewire.com/the-13-best-airpods-tips-and-tricks-of-2019-4769281

 

How to check how many cores your processor has on Windows 10

Are you wondering how many cores your processor has? Here are three ways to find out on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/check-many-cores-processor-windows-10/

 

Disable AMP in Firefox and Chrome with the Redirect AMP to HTML extension

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/29/disable-amp-in-firefox-and-chrome-with-the-redirect-amp-to-html-extension/

 

Google hit by antitrust probe from 50 attorneys general

The investigation will focus on the search giant's dominance in digital advertising.

https://www.cnet.com/news/google-hit-by-antitrust-probe-led-by-texas-attorney-general/

 

Apple, Foxconn Broke a Chinese Labor Law

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/apple-foxconn-broke-chinese-labor-024258110.html

 

How to Set and List Environment Variables in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/set-list-environment-variables-linux/

 

How Vivaldi's New Android Browser Stacks Up Against the Competition

https://lifehacker.com/how-vivaldis-new-android-browser-stacks-up-against-the-1837991187

 

How to download YouTube videos for free

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-download-youtube-videos

 

Why Can’t I Talk to a Real Person?

There are many reasons why you're more likely to be directed to online and self-help resources than talk to a real person.

https://askleo.com/cant-talk-real-person/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=K1trDJ81ApdfbL

 

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

 

Why Does USB Have to Be So Complicated?

https://www.howtogeek.com/439344/why-does-usb-have-to-be-so-complicated/

 

Apple tweaks its App Store algorithm as antitrust investigations loom

https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/09/apple-tweaks-its-app-store-algorithm-as-antitrust-investigations-loom/?yptr=yahoo

 

Women's health arrives on Apple Health priority list

Inspired by the Apple Heart Study, the company launches new studies of women's health, movement, and hearing. Data will come from apps on the new Apple Watch Series 5.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/womens-health-arrives-on-apple-health-priority-list/

 

Facebook hosts election security meeting between tech companies, intel officials

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/government-and-defense/election-coverage/facebook-hosts-election-security-meeting-between-tech-companies-intel-officials/

 

DuckDuckGo Plus for Firefox

Search for relevant content on the Internet by using the DuckDuckGo search engine from this handy, lightweight Firefox extension

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Mozilla-Extensions/DuckDuckGo-Plus.shtml

 

Privacy Is Now a Luxury Good: Here’s Why That’s Bad for All of Us

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/privacy-now-luxury-good/

 

More Than 99% of Cyberattacks Need Victims' Help

Research highlights how most criminals exploit human curiosity and trust to click, download, install, open, and send money or information.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/more-than-99--of-cyberattacks-need-victims-help/d/d-id/1335769

 

Apple Watch Series 5 Gets Always-On Display, Built-In Compass

An always-on display may sound like a big battery drain, but the device will still run for 18 hours on a single charge, thanks in part to a new low-power display, which can refresh from 60Hz to as low as 1Hz.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370677/apple-watch-gets-always-on-display-built-in-compass

 

Watch out for AirDrop trolls! Change this setting now

https://www.komando.com/tips/571879/watch-out-for-airdrop-trolls

 

The 8 Best Antivirus Apps for Android in 2019

Keep your device secure at all times

https://www.lifewire.com/best-antivirus-apps-for-android-4768584

 

Microsoft releases first PowerToys preview for Windows 10

Microsoft brings back its PowerToys app for Windows 10 with FancyZones and Windows keys features.

https://pureinfotech.com/powertoys-preview-windows-10/

 

Microsoft: 2-factor authentication blocks 99.9% of account attacks effectively

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/28/microsoft-2-factor-authentication-blocks-99-9-of-account-attacks-effectively/

 

Google Nest Hub Max review: 

The bigger Nest Hub isn't the better one

https://www.cnet.com/reviews/google-nest-hub-max-the-bigger-nest-hub-isnt-the-better-one-review/

 

Apple alters search algorithms to deliver fewer of its own apps - NYT

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-alters-search-algorithms-deliver-180310629.html

 

What Is IPv6 and How Can You Make Sure Your Site Is IPv6 Ready?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-is-ipv6/

 

How to Enable Firefox's More-Secure DNS Over HTTPS Feature Before Mozilla Does

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-enable-firefoxs-more-secure-dns-over-https-featu-1837986733

 

How to download Android 10 to your phone

Now Android 10 is out, you can download it to your phone

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-download-android-10-to-your-phone

 

How to Choose Good Security Questions

Security questions are a cornerstone of much internet security. I'll look at what they are, how they fail, why you should avoid them, and what to do if you can't.

https://askleo.com/how-to-choose-good-security-questions/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=K1trDJ81ApdfbL

 

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

 

How to Copy and Paste on a Chromebook

https://www.howtogeek.com/438055/how-to-copy-and-paste-on-a-chromebook/

 

…or you can always buy a $40 wood case for your Apple Card

https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/30/or-you-can-always-buy-a-40-wood-case-for-your-apple-card/

 

Most exciting features of the iPhone 11 series

Apple announced the latest iPhone models 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max at its annual Apple event on Tuesday. Here's what all the buzz is about.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/most-exciting-features-of-the-iphone-11-series/

 

Taxpayers stand strong against paying ransoms

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/taxpayers-stand-strong-against-paying-ransoms/

 

DuckDuckGo for Chrome

Use the DuckDuckGo search engine along with its "Bangs" support to access relevant content on the Internet with this Chrome extension

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

 

The 7 Best Wi-Fi Routers for Long Range and Reliability

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-wifi-router-for-long-range/

 

New Release Brings BlueKeep to Metasploit

All organizations with Windows infrastructures should make sure their systems are patched to current versions, Rapid7 suggests.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/new-release-brings-bluekeep-to-metasploit/d/d-id/1335765

 

Apple TV+ Launches Nov. 1 for $4.99 Per Month

Apple's streaming service will launch in November and add new shows each month. Customers who buy a new iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV will get a year of Apple TV+ for free.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370656/apple-tv-launches-nov-1-for-4-99-per-month

 

5 scam emails I found in my inbox last week

https://www.komando.com/tips/575079/5-scam-emails-i-found-in-my-inbox-last-week

 

How to Best Use a Trackball Mouse

Get the hang of this ergonomic tool

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-best-use-a-trackball-mouse-4768914

 

How to disable ‘Content Blocking’ per website in Firefox

Are you using "Content Blocking" in Firefox and now some sites won't work? Here's how to manage exceptions without having to disable the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/disable-content-blocking-per-website-firefox/

 

First Look at Malwarebytes 4

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/28/first-look-at-malwarebytes-4/

 

USB4: What you need to know

https://www.cnet.com/videos/usb4-what-you-need-to-know/

 

SmartTV Competition Heats Up: Roku, Amazon & Others in Focus

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/smarttv-competition-heats-roku-amazon-141802648.html

 

How to Install Firefox in Chromebook

https://www.maketecheasier.com/install-firefox-chromebook/

 

Stop Force Closing Your Apps

https://lifehacker.com/stop-force-closing-your-apps-1837838439

 

How to fix Windows 10 May 2019 Update problems

Experiencing issues?

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/windows-10-may-2019-update-problems-how-to-fix-them

 

Is My Hard Disk About to Die?

There are signs we can use to determine if a hard drive is about to fail, but it's also common for a drive to fail without any indication at all.

https://askleo.com/is-my-hard-disk-about-to-die/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=K1trDJ81ApdfbL

 

How to Add and Remove Accounts used by other apps in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/139527-add-remove-accounts-used-other-apps-windows-10-a.html

 

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/

 

How to Fix: Delete, Stop Google Calendar Spam

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10608/how-fix-delete-stop-google-calendar-spam

 

Gartner proposes framework to manage regulations for our digital society

The myriad rules and regulations that govern data protection and privacy need some type of framework to tie them together in our cyber society.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/gartner-proposes-framework-to-manage-regulations-for-our-digital-society/

 

Vulnerability round-up: Mozilla, Cisco and Samba issue security updates

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerability-round-up-mozilla-cisco-and-samba-issue-security-updates/

 

Slimjet

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

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

 

You Can Now Stop Amazon Listening to Your Alexa Recordings

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/stop-amazon-listening-alexa-recordings/

 

Public Exposure Does Little to Slow China-Based Thrip APT

Over the past year, the cyber-espionage group has attacked at least 12 other companies in the military, telecom, and satellite sectors, Symantec says.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/public-exposure-does-little-to-slow-china-based-thrip-apt/d/d-id/1335764

 

Microsoft Files Patent for Portable Speaker

Are we going to get a Cortana-powered, Surface-branded smart speaker from Microsoft?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370657/microsoft-files-patent-for-portable-speaker

 

How to share medical information on your phone in an emergency

https://www.komando.com/tips/575124/how-to-share-medical-information-on-your-phone-in-an-emergency

 

How to Turn off Power Saving Mode

Plus, how to turn on power saving mode

https://www.lifewire.com/turn-off-power-saving-mode-4706502

 

How to create a bootable USB to install Windows 10 using Command Prompt

You can use Diskpart to create a USB bootable flash drive to install Windows 10 on any computer, and this guide, you'll learn how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/create-bootable-usb-windows-10-command-prompt/

 

Disable auto-invites to combat Google Calendar Spam

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/27/disable-auto-invites-to-combat-google-calendar-spam/

 

7 Android VPN apps you should never use because of their privacy sins

Shielding your data shouldn’t mean handing it over to your VPN app.

https://www.cnet.com/news/7-android-vpn-apps-you-should-never-use-because-of-their-privacy-sins/

 

AT&T Gets Rung Up by an Activist, Deservedly

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/t-gets-rung-activist-deservedly-150259437.html

 

How to Enable Ransomware Protection in Windows Defender

https://www.maketecheasier.com/enable-ransomware-protection-windows-defender/

 

Uninstall These 24 Android Apps Infected with New 'Joker' Malware

https://lifehacker.com/uninstall-these-24-android-apps-infected-with-new-joker-1837979754

 

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

 

How Do I Change My Email Address?

Changing an email address involves changing more than just the address. I'll look at common scenarios and a few additional approaches.

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_change_my_email_address/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=K1trDJ81ApdfbL

 

Factory recovery - Create a Custom Recovery Partition (this is worth considering if your computer is more than a year old, any type)

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

 

How to Use Chrome’s Built-In Task Manager

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

 

Use Chrome? Update Now to Fix Major Security Bug

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10610/use-chrome-update-now-fix-major-security-bug

 

Ford's City:One challenge wants solutions for boring but important mobility problems

Entrepreneurs and residents in four cities have the chance to test ideas to make public transportation safer and more convenient.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/fords-cityone-challenge-wants-solutions-for-boring-but-important-mobility-problems/

 

Dentist offices nationwide hit with REvil ransomware attacks

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/dentist-offices-nationwide-hit-with-revil-ransomware-attacks/

 

Tab Session Manager for Firefox

Save the state of your Firefox tabs and restore them at any point with the help of this approachable browser extension that can create automatic backups

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Mozilla-Extensions/Tab-Session-Manager-for-Firefox.shtml

 

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

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

 

Texas Refuses to Pay $2.5M in Massive Ransomware Attack

The ransomware campaign affected 22 local governments, none of which have paid the attackers' $2.5 million ransom demand.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/texas-refuses-to-pay-$25m-in-massive-ransomware-attack/d/d-id/1335763

 

To Get $125 From Equifax, You Have to Jump Through Another Hoop

The Equifax settlement administrator has been sending out emails, which require claimants to verify they want the $125 payment and to name their credit-monitoring service. If they fail to respond by Oct. 15, the administrator will cancel the claim.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370645/to-get-125-from-equifax-you-have-to-jump-through-another-h

 

3 apps to make your phone run smoother

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

 

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

 

[Tip] Remove “Report Extension” Option from Add-ons Manager in Mozilla Firefox

https://www.askvg.com/tip-remove-report-extension-option-from-add-ons-manager-in-mozilla-firefox/

 

Amazon has a tiny robot that follows you around with your smartphone camera while you video chat

https://bgr.com/2019/09/09/video-chat-robot-follows-you/

 

The Fitbit Versa 2 Is a Solid Update That Just Makes Me Want So Much More

https://gizmodo.com/the-fitbit-versa-2-is-a-solid-update-that-just-makes-me-1836705570

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Apple Watch Bands With Self-Tightening, Skin Texture Authentication, and LED Progress Bar Detailed in Patents

https://www.macrumors.com/2019/09/03/apple-watch-smart-bands-patents/

 

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/

 

[Tip] Disable Windows 10 Inactive Window Scrolling When You Hover Over Them

https://www.askvg.com/tip-disable-windows-10-inactive-window-scrolling-when-you-hover-over-them/

 

Apple launches Apple Music web player for everyone

You just need a browser and an Apple Music subscription to access it.

https://www.windowscentral.com/apple-launches-apple-music-web-player-everyone-beta-form

 

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/

 

How Microsoft's Brad Smith is Trying to Restore Your Trust in Big Tech

https://news.yahoo.com/microsofts-brad-smith-trying-restore-130021492.html

 

Fairphone 3 is a normal smartphone with ethical shine

https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/08/fairphone-3-is-a-normal-smartphone-with-ethical-shine/?yptr=yahoo

 

Hackers Get $1.9M in Bug Bounties at Live Hacking Sessions

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-get-19m-in-bug-bounties-at-live-hacking-sessions/

 

Transfer Files with Robocopy in Windows and Its Alternative

https://www.minitool.com/backup-tips/robocopy-windows-10-017.html

 

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

 

Time to Reset Your Web Browser?

https://askbobrankin.com/time_to_reset_your_web_browser.html

 

How to set up USB tethering on Windows 10

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

 

The biggest cybersecurity risks in the financial services industry

Ransomware, SQL injection attacks, and cross-site scripting are also serious cybersecurity risks for banks and brokerage firms, according to a new study.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-biggest-cybersecurity-risks-in-the-financial-services-industry/

 

Agenda 6 review: Note taking gets supercharged with calendar events, reminders

Integration with calendar events and reminders make the Agenda 6 notetaking app a contender worth checking out.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3435735/agenda-6-review.html

 

Here’s what’s happening to Google’s driving apps for Android 10, all three of them

It’s confusing

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/5/20850630/google-android-auto-assistant-maps-driving

 

Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 user share surges as loafers heed impending deadline

Windows 10's share of all PCs jumped 2.1 percentage points in August as a January end-of-support deadline for Windows 7 draws closer.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3199373/windows-by-the-numbers-windows-10-user-share-surges-as-loafers-heed-impending-deadline.html

 

How to install a smart switch

https://www.techhive.com/video/97407/how-to-install-a-smart-switch

 

Next-gen Siri may be able to have ‘back and forth’ conversations about health issues

https://bgr.com/2019/09/08/siri-features-ios-14-health-conversations/

 

Apple will bring back an iPhone SE-like model in 2020, says Nikkei

The tech giant is reportedly hoping to capture emerging markets with a cheap iPhone.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/04/apple-cheap-iphone-spring-2020-nikkei/

 

States Embark on Antitrust Probes into Facebook, Google

On Friday, New York's attorney general Letitia James announced she was leading a bipartisan coalition to investigate Facebook over possible antitrust violations. Texas's attorney general is reportedly preparing a separate probe focused on Google.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370619/states-embark-on-antitrust-probes-into-facebook-google

 

One common mistake cord cutters make

https://www.komando.com/tips/573393/one-common-mistake-cord-cutters-make

 

Lenovo Yoga C640 makes the jump from ARM to Intel's 10th Gen CPUs

Intel's new 10th Gen CPUs replace the Snapdragon 850 platform seen on last year's Yoga C630.

https://www.windowscentral.com/lenovo-yoga-c640-makes-jump-arm-intels-10th-gen-cpus

 

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/

 

'Burner' phones aren't just for criminals. Here's why you should have one

https://news.yahoo.com/burner-phones-arent-just-criminals-100207846.html

 

Apple products under pricing pressure as new 15% tariffs drop Sunday

https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/31/apple-products-under-pricing-pressure-as-new-15-tariffs-drop-sunday/

 

Microsoft Releases September 2019 Office Updates With Fixes, Improvements

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-releases-september-2019-office-updates-with-fixes-improvements/

 

How to Fix Laptop Overheating and Rescue Your Data?

https://www.minitool.com/data-recovery/fix-laptop-overheating-003.html

 

How to remove suggested URLs from Google Chrome

Keep your browsing history private

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-remove-suggested-urls-from-google-chrome

 

Geekly Update - 04 September 2019

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_04_september_2019.html

 

Microsoft Store keeps updating the same apps in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-store-keeps-updating-the-same-apps-in-windows-10

 

How to use port forwarding in VirtualBox

Need to keep your VirtualBox VMs on a different network, yet still have access to them? Use Port Forwarding to make this easy.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-port-forwarding-in-virtualbox/

 

Printer preference pane freezing? Here’s how to reset macOS’s printing system

If you don’t see printers and every move you make causes rainbows to appear, try these options.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3435357/printer-preference-pane-freezing-heres-how-to-reset-macoss-printing-system.html

 

How Samsung fixed the Galaxy Fold

A closer look at the updated Galaxy Fold

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/5/20850693/samsung-galaxy-fold-hands-on-ifa-2019-fixed-display-hinge

 

iPhone 11 rumors: Three new iPhones to be released in September, according to Bloomberg

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

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3331839/iphone-11-rumors-everything-you-need-to-know.html

 

Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition review: This chatty, Alexa-powered playmate keeps tykes entertained and engaged

Amazon's Echo Dot for kids boasts robust parental controls and a year’s worth of Amazon FreeTime.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3432197/amazon-echo-dot-kids-edition-review.html

 

Apple insider says that these will be the three biggest upgrades on the iPhone 12

https://bgr.com/2019/09/06/iphone-12-upgrades-2020-5g-new-design/

 

Amazon may launch a hand recognition payment system for Whole Foods

The company is reportedly looking to roll it out over the coming months.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/04/amazon-hand-payment-whole-foods/

 

Apple: Your iPhone Is Secure, Google Is Just 'Stoking Fear'

Apple said today that an iPhone hack disclosed by Google was targeting members of the Uighur Muslim community—not the public at large, as some had feared.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370614/apple-your-iphone-is-secure-google-is-just-stoking-fear

 

Easy ways to fix common printer problems

https://www.komando.com/tips/564654/how-to-troubleshoot-your-printer

 

Lenovo's new Yoga C940 is a premium 2-in-1 with 10th Gen Intel processors

Premium 2-in-1 goodness.

https://www.windowscentral.com/lenovos-new-yoga-c940-premium-2-1-10th-gen-intel-processors

 

How to backup and restore config file on FreeNAS

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

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

 

Rescuers searching for 4 crew members after cargo ship catches fire, capsizes off Georgia coast

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/rescuers-searching-4-crew-members-182957905.html

 

Apple still has work to do on privacy

https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/31/apple-still-has-work-to-do-on-privacy/

 

Hacked SharePoint Sites Used to Bypass Secure Email Gateways

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hacked-sharepoint-sites-used-to-bypass-secure-email-gateways/

 

Windows Firewall for Windows 10 and Its Great Alternative

https://www.minitool.com/backup-tips/windows-firewall-for-windows-10-017.html

 

How to reinstall Linux

In case stuff starts breaking

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

 

Here's How to Get Your Free Credit Score

https://askbobrankin.com/heres_how_to_get_your_free_credit_score.html

 

You’re already syncing this account – OneDrive for Mac error

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/onedrive-for-mac-error-youre-already-syncing-this-account

 

State and local governments increasingly targeted by ransomware attacks

More than 70 state and local governments were infected with ransomware in 2019, as targeted ransomware makes a comeback.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/state-and-local-governments-increasingly-targeted-by-ransomware-attacks/

 

Fully charge your iPhone with this 2-in-1 Nomad Battery Lightning Cable

https://www.macworld.com/article/3409108/fully-charge-your-iphone-with-this-2-in-1-nomad-battery-lightning-cable.html

 

TCL gets serious about making a name for itself in phones with the new Plex

Bigger plans for 2020 and beyond include 5G and foldable devices

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/5/20850701/tcl-plex-android-phone-announced-features-specs-pricing

 

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

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

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

 

Behold: New Pixel 4 leak reveals fresh images and spec details

https://bgr.com/2019/09/06/pixel-4-specs-revealed-in-new-leak/

 

Logitech’s new MX Master 3 employs magnets for a better scroll

And the MX Keys is its perfect desktop companion.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/04/logitech-mx-master-3-mx-keys-hands-on/

 

How to Sell Your iPhone Safely

And for the most cash. Before you trade your current iPhone for whatever Apple reveals this month, here's how to get your old smartphone ready to sell.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/301639/how-to-sell-your-iphone-safely

 

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

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

 

Best Computer Fans in 2019

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-computer-fans

 

How to check Bluetooth devices battery level on Windows 10

You can now check the battery level of the Bluetooth devices using the Settings app — Here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/check-bluetooth-devices-battery-level-windows-10/

 

Ethereum mixer technology could be used to anonymously vote in DAOs

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ethereum-mixer-technology-could-used-153458063.html

 

Did your aluminum Apple Watch mysteriously crack itself? Apple might replace the screen for free

https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/30/did-your-aluminum-apple-watch-mysteriously-crack-itself-apple-might-replace-the-screen-for-free/

 

Microsoft Uses Deep Learning For Malicious PowerShell Detection

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

 

How To Recover Files Using CMD: Ultimate User Guide

https://www.minitool.com/data-recovery/recover-files-using-cmd-001.html

 

How to share your screen on Skype

Ace those video conference presentations

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-share-screen-on-skype

 

Here's How to Win on eBay

https://askbobrankin.com/heres_how_to_win_on_ebay.html

 

How to connect a Wireless Printer to Windows 10 PC

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/connect-wireless-printer-windows-10

 

Budget constraints pose the highest threat to SMB IT security

SMBs may recognize the importance of cybersecurity, but they fail to prioritize it, according to Untangle.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/budget-constraints-pose-the-highest-threat-to-smb-it-security/

 

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

 

HOW 100 THIEVES BECAME THE SUPREME OF E-SPORTS

A new kind of entertainment company that blends gaming and apparel

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/5/20849569/100-thieves-nadeshot-esports-supreme-drake

 

Which iPhones, iPads support Apple's iOS 13 and iPadOS?

With the arrival this fall of iOS 13 and iPadOS, there's some bad news for those relying on iPhones that debuted in 2013 and 2014 and some of Apple's older iPads.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3282811/which-iphones-ipads-support-apples-ios-13-and-ipados.html

 

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

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

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

 

Google Maps finally received the one feature that was missing from the mobile app

https://bgr.com/2019/09/02/google-maps-features-street-view-layer-available-on-android/

 

You can block images on Gmail for iPhone now

Users can keep images from loading automatically.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/03/you-can-block-images-on-gmail-for-iphone-now/

 

22 Things You Didn't Know Your Chromecast Could Do

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

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/326584/22-things-you-didn-t-know-your-chromecast-could-do

 

24 most useful websites you never knew existed

https://www.komando.com/tips/563462/dlh-24-most-useful-websites-you-never-knew-existed

 

Windows 10 19H2: What is it, and what's included? (this fall, likely in October)

Windows 10 19H2 is now in preview, so it's time for us to start tracking all the new changes that show up in new builds.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-19h2-changelog

 

Download Microsoft Edge Preview Builds (Beta, Developer, Canary) for Windows and MacOS

https://www.askvg.com/download-microsoft-edge-preview-builds-canary-developer-for-windows-10/

 

Can You Draw This? Of Course You Can

Sketching is a form of visual thinking that exercises the mind and body, and it’s easy to turn your tablet into a portable art studio.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/04/technology/personaltech/how-to-draw-with-apps.html

 

Square Enix Shows Real-Time Graphics Of The Future

https://kotaku.com/square-enix-shows-real-time-graphics-of-the-future-1837865265

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