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Apple's Future Growth Is Built on Services and Wearables

Apple reported a whopping $65 billion in revenue in Q3. The tech giant's growth is largely due to its Apple Watch and AirPods sales, along with recurring subscriptions from its ever-expanding portfolio of services.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371800/apples-future-growth-is-built-on-services-and-wearables

 

How to Use Your Smartphone as a Windows Microphone

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/use-smartphone-windows-microphone/

 

How to Generate Random Numbers in Google Sheets

https://www.howtogeek.com/445056/how-to-generate-random-numbers-in-google-sheets/

 

My iPhone Screen Won't Rotate. How Do I Fix It?

Make that screen move the way you want

https://www.lifewire.com/my-iphone-screen-wont-rotate-2000283

 

Alphabet moonshot boss: Climate crisis is world's 'single biggest problem'

Employees at Alphabet, Google's parent, have called out the company over its decisions regarding climate change.

https://www.cnet.com/news/alphabets-moonshot-leader-climate-crisis-is-the-single-biggest-problem-the-world-has-now/

 

How to Automatically Delete Your Google Data, and Why You Should

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-automatically-delete-your-google-data-and-why-y-1839614022

 

Google adds temporary flag to Chrome to allow FTP protocol

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/03/google-adds-temporary-flag-to-chrome-to-allow-ftp-protocol/

 

Report: Recently breached Capital One reassigns its CISO

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/report-recently-breached-capital-one-reassigns-its-ciso/

 

Latest Windows 10 Update Problems and How to Fix Them

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

 

Free software to list installed Drivers on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/free-software-to-list-installed-drivers-on-windows-10

 

The Organelle is a music computer that can do almost anything

... if you have the will and patience.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/08/critter-and-guitari-organelle-music-computer-review-jack-of-all-trades/

 

How to Enable running Microsoft Edge (Edge HTML) and Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based) side-by-side in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/144061-enable-microsoft-edge-side-side-browser-experience-windows-10-a.html

 

Scammers Using Firefox Bug to Lock Down Browsers

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/301533-scammers-using-firefox-bug-to-lock-down-browsers

 

Dashlane

Password manager and generator that can be integrated with popular web browsers, featuring support for data sync across multiple devices

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Password-Managers-Generators/Dashlane.shtml

 

Google admits it can't fight Android malware by itself

It's getting help from mobile-security firms ESET, Lookout and Zimperium

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-admits-it-cant-fight-android-malware-by-itself

 

Bugcrowd Pays Out Over $500K in Bounties in One Week

In all, bug hunters from around the world submitted over 6,500 vulnerabilities in October alone.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/bugcrowd-pays-out-over-$500k-in-bounties-in-one-week/d/d-id/1336307

 

Here's How Scammers Tried to Dupe Trend Micro Customers

We speak to a Trend Micro customer who says she tried to warn the security vendor about a breach that was later revealed to have been carried out by a rogue employee. But 'I didn't think Trend Micro was treating it seriously,' she says.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371866/heres-how-scammers-tried-to-dupe-trend-micro-customers

 

Watch out for scammers 'Nextdoor' and other places you don't expect

https://www.komando.com/tips/584117/watch-out-for-scammers-nextdoor-and-other-places-you-dont-expect

 

How to Schedule Email on Your Mac

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/schedule-email-mac/

 

How to Transfer Music from iTunes to Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/444162/how-to-transfer-music-from-itunes-to-android/

 

What Is a Liquid Retina Display?

How this Retina Display is different from the others

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-a-liquid-retina-display-4772527

 

Best tablets for the holidays

There are fewer than ever, but here are your options.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-tablets-for-the-holidays/

 

Remove This Android Keyboard Malware That Signs You Up for Expensive Subscriptions

https://lifehacker.com/remove-this-android-keyboard-malware-that-signs-you-up-1839612482

 

Better ClearType Tuner: configure font smoothing on Windows 10

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/02/better-cleartype-tuner-configure-font-smoothing-on-windows-10/

 

MegaCortex ransomware variant threatens data breach, alters credentials

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/megacortex-ransomware-variant-threatens-data-breach-alters-credentials/

 

The Beginner’s Guide to HTML and CSS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/beginner-guide-html-css/

 

How to combine multiple videos into one with Video Combiner for Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/video-combiner-for-windows-10

 

Apple will fix macOS flaw exposing portions of encrypted emails

It only happens under specific circumstances, but it's still concerning.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/08/apple-will-fix-macos-email-exposure-flaw/

 

How to Change Microsoft Edge Chromium Theme to Light or Dark Mode

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/143994-how-change-microsoft-edge-chromium-theme-light-dark-mode.html

 

Researchers Hack Smart Speakers with Lasers

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/301504-researchers-hack-smart-speakers-with-lasers

 

Google Backup and Sync (Google Drive)

Keep and share anything with this storage utility that integrates into Gmail and Google+, allowing you to open numerous file types in the web browser

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/File-Sharing/Google-Drive.shtml

 

Office for Mac's Top Security Setting Makes It Less Secure

Disabling macros without notification means macros will run

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/office-for-macs-top-security-setting-makes-it-less-secure

 

Hospital Cyberattacks Linked to Increase in Heart Attack Mortality

Breach remediation processes adversely impact timeliness in patient care and outcomes, a new study finds.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/hospital-cyberattacks-linked-to-increase-in-heart-attack-mortality/d/d-id/1336306

 

Roku Turns Your Apple Watch Into a Remote

Use your Apple Watch as a remote with supported Roku devices to change channels, complete voice searches, and find the physical remote.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371875/roku-turns-your-apple-watch-into-a-remote

 

Privacy settings you need to use for Facebook

https://www.komando.com/tips/582128/privacy-settings-you-need-to-use-for-facebook

 

7 Fixes When Bluetooth Is Not Available on Your Mac

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fix-bluetooth-not-available-mac/

 

Why You Can’t Block BitTorrent on Your Router

https://www.howtogeek.com/445522/why-you-cant-block-bittorrent-on-your-router/

 

How Do I Get My Computer Fixed?

Don't Want to Fix Your Computer Yourself? Here Are Your Options

https://www.lifewire.com/how-do-i-get-my-computer-fixed-2625167

 

Facebook co-founder: Allowing false political ads skirts 'responsibility to democracy'

Chris Hughes, who left Facebook in 2007, also says Mark Zuckerberg's assertion that Facebook was founded as a reaction to the Iraq War is "new to me."

https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-co-founder-allowing-false-political-ads-skirts-responsibility-to-democracy/

 

If You're Still Using Windows 7, You Need This Security Update

https://lifehacker.com/if-youre-still-using-windows-7-you-need-this-security-1839612838

 

Search for webpages in your history and bookmarks efficiently with the Memex extension for Firefox and Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/28/https-github-com-worldbrain-memex/

 

Google patches Chrome flaw used in mysterious WizardOpium exploit attack

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/network-security/google-chrome-update-amends-37-vulnerabilities/

 

How to Install and Use a Vulnerability Scanner in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/install-use-vulnerability-scanner-linux/

 

How to create and set up new VHD or VHDX File in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/create-and-set-up-new-vhd-or-vhdx-file-in-windows-10

 

Twitter will test auto-emojis to stop you from dunk-tweeting

The experiment is designed to help us retweet more thoughtfully.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/08/twitter-will-test-auto-emojis-to-stop-you-dunk-tweeting/

 

How to Import Favorites and Browser Data into Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/143972-how-import-favorites-browser-data-into-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Google Ends Regular Updates for 2016 Pixel Phones, Promises One Last OTA in December

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/301548-google-ends-regular-updates-for-2016-pixel-phones-promises-one-last-ota-in-december

 

WindowsSpyBlocker

Enforce the security on your computer by adding extra Firewall and NCSI rules to protect your PC from potentially harmful web domains

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

 

Facebook Admits 100 App Developers Accessed User Data Without Permission

More embarrassment for Facebook

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/facebook-admits-100-app-developers-accessed-user-data-without-permission

 

6 Small-Business Password Managers (I believe in and use for years LastPass)

The right password manager can help bring enterprise-class security to small businesses. Here are a half-dozen candidates to strengthen your access management.

https://www.darkreading.com/operations/identity-and-access-management/6-small-business-password-managers/d/d-id/1336242?image_number=2

 

OneNote 2016 Isn't Dead, It Even Has a Dark Mode Now

OneNote 2016 is being updated with new features, a dark mode, and eventually it will be part of Microsoft's Fluid Framework.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371845/onenote-2016-isnt-dead-it-even-has-a-dark-mode-now

 

5 new rules for creating the best passwords

https://www.komando.com/tips/592778/creating-strong-passwords

 

8 macOS Catalina Features You Can Get Without Upgrading Your Mac

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/macos-catalina-features-without-upgrading/

 

How to Disable Face Unlock on the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL

https://www.howtogeek.com/445521/how-to-disable-face-unlock-on-the-google-pixel-4-and-pixel-4-xl/

 

20 Best Free Data Recovery Software Tools

Reviews of the best free file recovery and undelete software for Windows

https://www.lifewire.com/free-data-recovery-software-tools-2622893

 

Apple Watch now has a Roku app

Too lazy to reach for your remote or even your phone? Roku's got you.

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-free-roku-app-on-apple-watch-is-now-available/

 

How to Prevent Beam-Based Hacks on Your Android

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-prevent-beam-based-hacks-on-your-android-1839608741

 

Hotfix for VeraCrypt 1.24 encryption software released

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/28/hotfix-for-veracrypt-1-24-encryption-software-released/

 

Feds warn against Hidden Cobra’s Hoplight malware

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/government-and-defense/feds-warn-against-hidden-cobras-hoplight-malware/

 

10 of the Best Music Player Apps for Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-music-player-apps-android/

 

How do you calculate the percentage difference between two numbers in Excel

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-do-you-calculate-the-percentage-difference-between-two-numbers-in-excel

 

Readers explain why they like Samsung’s Galaxy Buds more than we did

Real-life users make a case for why these earbuds deserved a higher score.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/08/samsung-galaxy-buds-user-reviews/

 

How to Sign in and Sign out of Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/143917-how-sign-sign-out-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Nvidia’s new Jetson Xavier NX Adds Horsepower to AI at the Edge

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/301531-nvidias-new-jetson-xavier-nx-adds-horsepower-to-ai-at-the-edge

 

IsMyLcdOK

Lightweight and portable application that enables users to verify LCD monitors for dead or stuck pixels through a standard series of tests

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

 

August Restarts sales of Video Doorbell After Working Out Problems

August has resumed sales of its wireless doorbell camera after it fixed a number of problems with the device.

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/august-view-video-doorbell-sale-stopped,news-29947.html

 

Ring Flaw Underscores Impact of IoT Vulnerabilities

A vulnerability in Amazon's Ring doorbell cameras would have allowed a local attacker to gain access to a target's entire wireless network.

https://www.darkreading.com/iot/ring-flaw-underscores-impact-of-iot-vulnerabilities/d/d-id/1336304

 

Did You Get Random Valentine's Day Texts This Week? You're Not Alone

The text messages were sent on Feb. 14, but remained undelivered until Wednesday.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371844/across-the-us-people-are-receiving-valentines-day-texts

 

8 bad online habits that expose you to viruses

https://www.komando.com/tips/591596/8-ways-to-stay-safer-online

 

The 7 Best Sites to Securely Download Safe Mac Apps

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/download-safe-secure-mac-apps/

 

CORTANA MAY DISAPPEAR FROM MICROSOFT LAUNCHER SOON

Microsoft is expected to remove Cortana integration from its Android launcher app, according to rumors.

https://pureinfotech.com/cortana-remove-microsoft-launcher/

 

Get an easy-to-install solar-powered wireless backup camera kit for $127.29

Solve the most frustrating problem with adding a backup camera to your car and get 25% off.

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/get-an-easy-to-install-solar-powered-wireless-backup-camera-kit-for-127-29/

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How to Choose the Best VPN for Home Use

https://www.techjunkie.com/choose-best-vpn-home-use/

 

Amazon fixes Ring Video Doorbell wi-fi security vulnerability

Instead of securing the home, the Ring Video Doorbell could have given hackers access to the user's wi-fi network. Fortunately, security researchers discovered the flaw, and Amazon patched it.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/amazon-fixes-ring-video-doorbell-wi-fi-security-vulnerability/

 

How to set up emergency location sharing on Android and iOS

Two minutes of simple setup, and your smartphone could save your life

https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/18/18267500/how-to-set-up-emergency-location-sharing-android-ios

 

MICROSOFT IGNITE 2019: BIGGEST ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Microsoft Ignite 2019 conference has started, and these are the top announcements.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-ignite-2019-biggest-announcements/

 

Best Managed Switches of 2019

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-managed-switches

 

PNY GeForce GTX 1660 Super Single Fan review: Tiny graphics card, big performance

This itty-bitty graphics card can fit into almost anything.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3452739/pny-geforce-gtx-1660-super-single-fan-review.html

 

20 Companies Pledge Support for the Hack_Right Program

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/20-companies-pledge-support-for-the-hack-right-program/

 

How Microsoft is trying to become more innovative

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/07/how-microsoft-is-trying-to-become-more-innovative/

 

Amazon Echo Studio review: 

Biggest, best Echo sound yet

https://www.cnet.com/reviews/amazon-echo-studio-review/

 

Best Wi-Fi extenders of 2019: top devices for boosting your WiFi network

Get WiFi in every room with the best WiFi Extenders

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-best-wi-fi-extenders

 

How to Make a Simple Logo with InkScape

https://www.maketecheasier.com/make-simple-logo-with-inkscape/

 

Prevent Photos app from opening when connecting your Phone to Windows 10 PC

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/prevent-photos-app-from-opening-when-connecting-phhone-pc

 

Windows 10 PowerToys: A cheat sheet

Users are always searching for ways to make their computing lives better--the Windows 10 PowerToys are made specifically for this purpose.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-powertoys-a-cheat-sheet/

 

Are You Sick and Tired of Windows?

https://askbobrankin.com/are_you_sick_and_tired_of_windows.html

 

iOS 13.3: Apple releases the first public beta

Apple’s still got iOS 13 updates up its sleeve, though this one isn’t expected to have as many features as iOS 13.2.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3452001/ios-133-features-release-date-beta-how-to-install.html

 

The Morning After: Microsoft unveils a new mobile Office app

https://news.yahoo.com/2019-11-05-office-excel-word-powerpoint-mobile.html

 

Bed Bath and Beyond Suffers Possible Data Breach: What to Do

Email addresses and passwords involved, but we don't know how many

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/bed-bath-and-beyond-data-breach

 

Nintendo boss confirms that N64 Classic Edition isn’t coming anytime soon

https://bgr.com/2019/11/07/n64-classic-edition-release-date-not-coming-soon/

 

How to Stop Your Computer Going to Sleep at Random Intervals

https://www.techjunkie.com/stop-computer-sleep-random-intervals/

 

HP: Yeah, Xerox is Thinking About Buying Us

HP made no mention of how much Xerox offered or whether it'll accept. But if a deal is struck, it would merge two of the biggest printer companies together. Both companies have also been pioneers in the PC space.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371811/hp-yeah-xerox-is-thinking-about-buying-us

 

How to tell who's logged into your streaming accounts

https://www.komando.com/tips/592757/whos-logged-into-your-services

 

Android 101: How to download or share a Google Photos album

It’s not as easy as it sounds

https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/4/18642976/android-101-how-to-download-share-google-photos-album

 

MICROSOFT EDGE MISSING FEATURES AT LAUNCH

The new Chromium version of Microsoft Edge is coming in January 2020, but it'll not include ARM64 support, history and extension syncing.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-edge-missing-features/

 

Windows Core OS: The complete guide

Keep up with everything Windows Core OS with our handy guide that explains everything you need to know.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-core-os

 

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15-inch (Ryzen 7) review: The price tag climbs, but battery life drops

A Surface with less than eight hours of battery life just doesn't cut it for a modern $2,000 machine. But AMD's Ryzen 7 Surface Edition performs admirably well.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3449758/microsoft-surface-laptop-3-15-inch-ryzen-7-review.html

 

Marriott Reports Exposure of Associates' Social Security Numbers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/marriott-reports-exposure-of-associates-social-security-numbers/

 

This robotic arm slows down to avoid the uncanny valley

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/07/this-robotic-arm-slows-down-to-avoid-the-uncanny-valley/

 

Apple iPhone 11 review: 

The best $700 iPhone Apple has ever made

https://www.cnet.com/reviews/iphone-11-2019-battery-deep-fusion-review/

 

Rogue Trend Micro employee exposes customer data

Employee sold customer data to a third party who then used it to make scam phone calls

https://www.techradar.com/news/rogue-trend-micro-employee-exposes-customer-data

 

Privacy Experiment Shows Websites Are ‘Fingerprinting’ You (also look at browser extension 'Canvas Defender')

https://www.maketecheasier.com/privacy-websites-are-fingerprinting-you/

 

StreamWriter allows you to record content from internet radio stations

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/streamwriter-record-content-from-internet-radio-stations

 

You've got malware: Malicious actors are waiting in your inbox

Dangerous URL messages, the resurgence of Emotet, and banking trojans flood the cyberthreat landscape, Proofpoint found.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/youve-got-malware-malicious-actors-are-waiting-in-your-inbox/

 

Geekly Update - 06 November 2019

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_06_november_2019.html

 

Why you might see a new “Data” disk in Catalina

MacOS now splits the operating system and data files into two volumes, but they should never appear on the desktop.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3451363/why-you-might-see-a-new-data-disk-in-catalina.html

 

Apple rolls out health records on iPhones for U.S. military veterans

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-rolls-health-records-iphones-141632658.html

 

'Unremovable' Malware Infects 45,000 Android Phones: What You Need to Know

Cheap Chinese models seem to be especially at risk

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/unremovable-malware-infects-45000-android-phones-what-you-need-to-know

 

Sony suggests the PS5 might be cheaper than we expected

https://bgr.com/2019/11/07/playstation-5-release-date-price-sony-addresses-ps5-availability/

 

How to Automatically Delete Chrome History after Closing

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

 

Google Recruits Security Firms to Help Scan Play Store for Malware

Google will use third-party malware-scanning engines from the security firms ESET, Lookout, and Zimperium to further vet apps for potentially malicious processes.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371809/google-recruits-security-firms-to-help-scan-play-store-for-m

 

4 essential steps to safer online shopping and banking

https://www.komando.com/tips/595893/online-shopping-banking-security-tips

 

PIXELBOOK GO: GOOGLE FINALLY MADE A REASONABLY PRICED CHROMEBOOK

It’s small, it’s cute, it’s $650

https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/15/20908076/google-pixelbook-go-chromebook-photos-video-price-specs-features-hands-on

 

How to add more folders to Photos app on Windows 10

If you store pictures on an external drive or network share, use these steps to sources to the Photos app on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/add-folders-photos-windows-10/

 

How to transfer data from an old PC to a new PC

Don't leave any data behind when you crack open a brand new laptop.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-transfer-your-data-old-pc-new-pc

 

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are down to all-time lows and you should totally buy one

Amazon is taking $200 off the price of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ today in a Black Friday preview sale.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3452670/the-samsung-galaxy-s9-and-s9-are-down-to-all-time-lows-and-you-should-totally-buy-one.html

 

Emotet Trojan Brings a Malware Scare with Halloween Emails

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/emotet-trojan-brings-a-malware-scare-with-halloween-emails/

 

Legislators from ten parliaments put the squeeze on Facebook

To break up or not to break up platform giants...

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/07/legislators-from-ten-parliaments-put-the-squeeze-on-facebook/

 

Stop Googling your medical symptoms and do this instead

How to avoid the spiral and find accurate health info that actually answers your questions.

https://www.cnet.com/news/google-medical-symptoms/

 

Best USB flash drives of 2019: Memory sticks for all your data storage needs

Upgrade to some serious removable storage

https://www.techradar.com/news/best-usb-flash-drives

 

Latest Windows 10 Update Problems and How to Fix Them

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

 

Improve Battery Life when watching Movies and Videos on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/improve-battery-life-when-watching-movies-and-videos-on-windows-10

 

You've got malware: Malicious actors are waiting in your inbox

Dangerous URL messages, the resurgence of Emotet, and banking trojans flood the cyberthreat landscape, Proofpoint found.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/youve-got-malware-malicious-actors-are-waiting-in-your-inbox/

 

How to select, move, delete multiple emails on iPhone, iPad w/ two-finger tap

https://9to5mac.com/2019/11/08/how-to-quickly-move-delete-emails-iphone-ipad-tap-gesture/

 

Apple releases iOS and iPadOS 13.2.2 with fix for background apps problem

Grab this update to stop background apps from aggressively quitting, forcing you to reload them too often.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3452741/apple-releases-ios-and-ipados-1322-with-fix-for-background-apps-problem.html

 

Here Are Five Ways You Can Stop Spam Calls Right Now, According to Experts

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/five-ways-stop-spam-calls-122059800.html

 

T-Mobile says Sprint merger means cheaper data plans

You'll get 2GB of data for $15 after T-Mobile and Sprint combine

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/t-mobile-says-sprint-merger-means-cheaper-data-plans

 

Somehow, AT&T customer service found a way to be even worse than Comcast

https://bgr.com/2019/11/06/att-vs-comcast-refunds-blacked-out-channels-directv/

 

How to Change Public to Private Network Profile in Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/change-public-to-private-network-windows-10/

 

Trend Micro Employee Stole Customer Data to Help Scammers

About 70,000 Trend Micro home security solution customers had their personal data exposed in the insider attack, which was sourced back to a rogue employee who supplied customer information to criminals.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371802/trend-micro-employee-stole-customer-data-to-help-scammers

 

8 bad online habits that expose you to viruses

https://www.komando.com/tips/591596/8-ways-to-stay-safer-online

 

Microsoft bet against Intel with its new Surfaces — and lost

The chipmaking king keeps its crown, for now

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/11/7/20954044/microsoft-amd-qualcomm-intel-processors-arm-surface-laptop-3-pro-x-future-computers

 

How to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7

Are you still running Windows 7? It's to upgrade to Windows 10. Here are the instructions that you'll need to keep files and apps without issues.

https://pureinfotech.com/upgrade-to-windows-10-from-windows-7/

 

Best 1440p QHD Monitors of 2019: Black Friday 2019 - Deals & Buyer's Guide

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-1440p-monitors

 

Max out your PC (not your wallet) with these deep RAM discounts

Newegg is selling 16GB or 32GB of DDR4 RAM for insanely low prices today.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3452668/max-out-your-pc-not-your-wallet-with-these-deep-ram-discounts.html

 

Microsoft Shares Solutions for Windows TLS Failures, Timeouts

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-shares-solutions-for-windows-tls-failures-timeouts/

 

DNA testing startup Veritas Genetics confirms data breach

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/07/veritas-genetics-data-breach/

 

T-Mobile's Sprint merger officially approved by FCC

But the carriers are still facing opposition from 17 state attorneys general.

https://www.cnet.com/news/t-mobiles-sprint-merger-officially-approved-by-fcc/

 

Best NAS devices of 2019: top Network Attached Storage for the home and office

Optimise your storage

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-10-best-nas-devices-reviewed

 

How to Use Chrome’s Built-in Virus Scanner

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-chrome-virus-scanner/

 

JAVT for Windows 10 is more than a Speech Recognition Tool

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/javt-speech-recognition-tool

 

How artificial intelligence is helping in the search for new medications

Artificial intelligence is being used by companies to speed up the drug discovery process.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-artificial-intelligence-is-helping-in-the-search-for-new-medications/

 

How to manage kids’ texts, calls, and contacts w/ Screen Time on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

https://9to5mac.com/2019/11/07/how-to-manage-kids-texts-calls-contacts-iphone-ipad/

 

OVPN review: A solid performer, with very good privacy promises

OVPN is an interesting service that takes an extra step to secure its servers, and offers some solid privacy promises.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3441860/ovpn-review.html

 

Microsoft is repositioning Bing as a company search engine

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-repositioning-bing-company-search-134142285.html

 

Update your Nvidia GPU software now: Here's why

A dozen different vulnerabilities could let hackers take over your machine

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/update-your-nvidia-gpu-software-now-heres-why

 

iOS 14 concept imagines new features, refreshed icons, and an always-on display

https://bgr.com/2019/11/06/ios-14-concept-video-iphone-12-always-on-display/

 

How To Check if Someone Else is Using Your Social Security Number

https://www.techjunkie.com/check-someone-else-using-social-security-number/

 

Symantec Becomes NortonLifeLock

The company is now focusing on security products for consumers and small businesses with the help of the LifeLock brand, which focuses more on identity protection services and privacy, as opposed to only antivirus.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371792/symantec-becomes-nortonlifelock

 

5 essential steps to protect yourself from hackers and online criminals

https://www.komando.com/columns/597648/5-essential-steps-to-protect-yourself-from-hackers-and-online-criminals

 

Adobe deals with ‘painful’ early reviews of Photoshop for iPad

‘If you try to make everybody happy w/ a v1, you’ll either never ship or make nobody happy’

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/8/20953297/adobe-photoshop-ipad-cto-scott-belsky-reviews

 

How to Ubuntu Update and Dist Upgrade Easy and Simple Way

https://tagteam.harvard.edu/hub_feeds/4158/feed_items/2503914

 

KDE Connect / GSConnect: How To Lock/Unlock Your Linux Desktop Using An Android Device

This article explains how to lock and unlock your Linux desktop using a single tap on your Android device, via the KDE Connect Android app. You'll also find a workaround for GNOME 3.34 which has its session managed by systemd, and complicates this a bit.

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/11/kde-connect-gsconnect-how-to-lockunlock.html

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User-Upload DNA Sites Just Became Even Less Private

https://vitals.lifehacker.com/user-upload-dna-sites-just-became-even-less-private-1839667283

 

Cybersecurity 101: What you need to know to stay safe online

https://www.komando.com/tips/591590/cybersecurity-101-what-you-need-to-know-to-stay-safe-online

 

Prosecutors charge man with hate crime in battery acid attack

https://news.yahoo.com/prosecutors-charge-man-hate-crime-211414947.html

 

How to Prevent Face Unlock from Bypassing the Lock Screen on the Google Pixel 4

https://www.howtogeek.com/445011/how-to-prevent-face-unlock-from-bypassing-the-lockscreen-on-the-google-pixel-4/

 

How to Get Started in Microsoft's New Office App Beta

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-get-started-in-microsofts-new-office-app-beta-1839667965

 

Trend Micro says one of its employees stole and sold customer data

The antivirus company says names, emails and phone numbers were taken by an insider.

https://www.cnet.com/news/trend-micro-employee-stole-and-sold-customer-data/

 

Firefox 70 not loading some pages or elements? Here is a fix

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/29/firefox-70-not-loading-some-pages-or-elements-here-is-a-fix/

 

5 Ways to Display a Ruler on Your Computer Screen

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/irulernet-ruler-on-your-computer/

 

How to Add 'Copy Contents to Clipboard' to Context Menu in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/91801-add-copy-contents-clipboard-context-menu-windows-10-a.html

 

Facebook sues surveillance tool provider and hosts of hacking websites

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/legal-security-news/facebook-sues-surveillance-tool-provider-and-hosts-of-hacking-websites/

 

Saudis recruited Twitter workers to spy on critics of Saudi regime, U.S. charges

A criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday in San Francisco detailed a coordinated effort by Saudi officials to recruit employees at the social media giant.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/saudis-recruited-twitter-workers-spy-critics-saudi-regime-u-s-n1077881

 

Russian hacker pleads guilty in ‘massive’ stock market cyberattack

https://blog.avast.com/russian-hacker-pleads-guilty-in-stock-market-fraud-case

 

Explained: What is Mesh WiFi? vs Extender, Router?

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10645/explained-what-mesh-wifi-vs-extender-router

 

Court Allows Police Full Access to Online Genealogy Database

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/301570-court-allows-police-full-access-to-online-genealogy-database

 

How to Import Mozilla Firefox Browsing Data in Chromium Microsoft Edge

The Chromium-based Microsoft Edge is a browser that’s evolving at a super-fast pace, and the updates that Microsoft releases as part of the three preview channels are living proof.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-to-import-mozilla-firefox-browsing-data-in-chromium-microsoft-edge-528089.shtml

 

Surface Pro X teardown reveals one of the most repairable tablets ever

Microsoft's latest tablet features a lot of smart design decisions when it comes to ease-of-repair.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/07/surface-pro-x-ifixit-teardown/

 

Exclusive: Bitdefender Discovers Ring Doorbell Vulnerability

Bitdefender's experts have found a way for a determined hacker to crack home networks by exploiting the Ring Video Doorbell Pro. The good news is that the hack was difficult to pull off, and that the security hole has been fixed.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370934/exclusive-bitdefender-discovers-ring-doorbell-vulnerability

 

10 features of the new iOS 13 (but wait for iOS 13.1)

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/597576/ios-13-10-hidden-features-and-how-to-install-the-latest-update

 

This New Desktop 3D Printer Is the First to Make Industrial-Strength Parts

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/desktop-metal-just-made-industrial-203001687.html

 

How to Make Website Text Larger on Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/444164/how-to-make-website-text-larger-on-android/

 

How to Share a Folder Over Your Network

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-share-a-folder-over-your-network-5808814

 

Amazon Echo Frames -- here's what you didn't know about Amazon's new smart glasses

We dive into the fine print about privacy, phone calls and how they'll fit.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/amazon-echo-frames-heres-what-you-didnt-know-about-amazons-new-smart-glasses/

 

A look at Firefox's upcoming Picture-in-Picture mode

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/29/a-look-at-firefoxs-upcoming-picture-in-picture-mode/

 

6 Google Tricks When You Don’t Know What to Search For

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-google-tricks-search/

 

How to Send Webpage in Microsoft Edge from Android Phone to Windows 10 PC

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/119953-send-webpage-microsoft-edge-android-phone-windows-10-pc.html

 

Gafgyt variant exploits 3 devices to target game servers with DDoS attacks

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/gafgyt-variant-exploits-3-devices-to-target-game-servers-with-ddos-attacks/

 

How a fake town and real hackers battle test officials for Election Day 2020

In the fictional American town of “Adversaria," federal and local law enforcement officials battled against hackers who used a deep bag of tricks to disrupt election day.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/how-fake-town-real-hackers-battle-test-officials-election-day-n1077836

 

Ready for Black Friday? Here's our guide to easy – and safe! – online shopping

https://blog.avast.com/7-tips-for-the-online-shopper

 

Firefox to Block Infuriating Notification Requests

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10647/firefox-block-infuriating-notification-requests

 

You Can Now Request Some of the Secret Data Companies Compile About Your Online Activities

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/301552-you-can-now-request-some-of-the-secret-data-companies-compile-about-your-online-activities

 

Windows 7 Usage Declines as the Fear of No Updates Pushes Users to Windows 10

Microsoft will discontinue Windows 7 in January, and the closer we get to this milestone, the more users make the switch to Windows 10.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-7-usage-declines-as-the-fear-of-no-updates-pushes-users-to-windows-10-528080.shtml

 

Apple releases another iOS 13 update to fix background app issues

Your apps won't close quite so quickly.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/07/apple-ios-13-2-2-fixes-background-apps/

 

Hot on the Heels of Ryzen 3000 Series, AMD Tips 4 New Processors

AMD is on a roll this year, and in the spirit of striking while the iron is still hot, the company will add four more processors to its swelling lineup of killer CPUs.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371799/hot-on-the-heels-of-ryzen-3000-series-amd-tips-4-new-proces

 

Millions of sensitive medical records are exposed online for anyone to see

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/597324/millions-of-sensitive-medical-records-are-exposed-online-for-anyone-to-see

 

AirPods Pro review: Apple’s latest earbuds can hang with the best

https://news.yahoo.com/2019-11-06-apple-airpods-pro-review.html

 

6 Ways to Improve Battery Life on Windows Laptops

https://www.howtogeek.com/444819/6-ways-to-improve-battery-life-on-windows-laptops/

 

PaperKarma Stops Junk Mail with a Snap of a Photo

https://lifehacker.com/paperkarma-stops-junk-mail-with-a-snap-of-a-photo-5883999

 

Lasers can seemingly hack Alexa, Google Home and Siri

Researchers took over smart speakers, phones and tablets by shining lasers at their microphones.

https://www.cnet.com/news/lasers-can-seemingly-hack-alexa-google-home-and-siri/

 

Cloudflare releases Privacy Pass 2.0 extension

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/28/cloudflare-releases-privacy-pass-2-0-extension/

 

5 Ways Your WhatsApp Messages Can Be Hacked

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-whatsapp-messages-can-hacked/

 

How to Automatically Create System Restore Point on Schedule in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/64869-automatically-create-system-restore-point-schedule-windows-10-a.html

 

Malicious keyboard app capable of making illegal purchases

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/mobile-security/malicious-keyboard-app-capable-of-making-illegal-purchases/

 

Leaked documents show Facebook leveraged user data to fight rivals and help friends

NBC News is releasing almost 7,000 pages of leaked documents showing how Facebook treated user data as a bargaining chip with external app developers.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/all/leaked-documents-show-facebook-leveraged-user-data-fight-rivals-help-n1076986

 

Pulling back the curtain on a banking botnet

https://blog.avast.com/avast-researcher-helps-expose-banking-botnet-geost

 

Apple: Will the iPhone Be 30% Costlier in 2020?

https://marketrealist.com/2019/11/apple-will-iphone-be-30-costlier-in-2020/?yptr=yahoo

 

AT&T Rewarded With $60M Fine After Lying to Customers About Mobile Data Throttling

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/301540-att-rewarded-with-60m-fine-after-lying-to-customers-about-mobile-data-throttling

 

Optimizer

Tweak Windows in order to enhance your privacy and security, clean your PC, manage startup items and add new items to the context menu, with this portable, open-source utility

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/System/deadmoon-Optimizer.shtml

 

YouTube for desktop adds richer video previews and easier channel muting

It now also has queue features.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/07/youtube-desktop-richer-video-preview-redesign/

 

AT&T Mobile Share Plans Get $10 Price Hike and 'Bonus Data'

A bonus is meant to be something you get extra for free, right?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371815/at-t-mobile-share-plans-get-10-price-hike-and-bonus-data

 

How to print webpages without the ads and clutter

https://www.komando.com/tips/594714/how-to-print-webpages-without-the-ads

 

Privacy protection essential to shield human rights, says Microsoft's Smith

https://news.yahoo.com/privacy-protection-essential-shield-human-123502185.html

 

What Is the Deep Fusion Camera on the iPhone 11?

https://www.howtogeek.com/445014/what-is-the-deep-fusion-camera-on-the-iphone-11/

 

If You're Still Using Windows 7, You Need This Security Update

https://lifehacker.com/if-youre-still-using-windows-7-you-need-this-security-1839612838

 

CES may be helping Chinese surveillance companies clean up image, experts warn

Two Chinese companies blacklisted by the US government over human rights violations have won Innovation Awards over the last two years, and are listed to return to CES.

https://www.cnet.com/news/ces-may-be-helping-chinese-surveillance-companies-clean-up-image-experts-warn/

 

Search for webpages in your history and bookmarks efficiently with the Memex extension for Firefox and Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/28/https-github-com-worldbrain-memex/

 

What Is Tor and How Does Onion Routing Protect Privacy?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-is-tor-how-does-onion-routing-work/

 

How to Enable Windows Sandbox Feature in Windows 10 Home Edition

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/131437-enable-windows-sandbox-feature-windows-10-home-edition.html

 

Web.com discloses breach affecting customer account info

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/web-com-discloses-breach-affecting-customer-account-info/

 

Facebook says 100 software developers may have improperly accessed user data

The company in September said it had suspended tens of thousands of apps as a result of an investigation into its software developer ecosystem following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/facebook-says-100-software-developers-may-have-improperly-accessed-user-n1076881

 

Update Your Network Solutions, Register.com. or Web.com Password Now

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/update-your-network-solutions-register-com-or-web-com-1839635464

 

Is Apple’s iPhone Subscription Model a Good Idea?

https://marketrealist.com/2019/11/is-apples-iphone-subscription-model-a-good-idea/

 

Overclocking Results Show We’re Hitting the Fundamental Limits of Silicon

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/301508-overclocking-results-show-were-hitting-the-fundamental-limits-of-silicon

 

Registry Life

A registry cleaning and optimization tool that enables you to thoroughly scan the computer, find and repair errors that might affect its functioning

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Registry-Tweak/Registry-Life.shtml

 

NordVPN strengthens security measures following server breach

It's taking several steps in an effort to show customers that it can still provide secure access to the internet.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/10/30/nordvpn-security-server-breach/

 

39 Percent of Online Reviews are Totally Unreliable

Research into ecommerce product reviews, the people who leave them, and the people who believe them reveals a robust economy for fakery—especially reviews for apparel, décor, and (of course) electronics.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371796/39-percent-of-online-reviews-are-totally-unreliable

 

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

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

 

Google enlists mobile security firms to help rid Google Play of bad Android apps

https://news.yahoo.com/google-enlists-mobile-security-firms-172533499.html

 

It only took Alexa five years to take over our lives

https://qz.com/1743617/how-amazons-alexa-came-to-dominate-the-smart-speaker-market/?yptr=yahoo

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Microsoft invents glass that stores data

https://bgr.com/2019/11/04/ssd-vs-hdd-vs-quartz-glass-storage-microsofts-project-silica/

 

Microsoft's Chromium-Based Edge Browser Available as Release Candidate (this is pre-final release.  It's almost complete.  Final due mid January.)

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Microsofts-Chromium-Based-Edge-Browser-Available-as-Release-Candidate-86340.html

 

HOWTO: Sell Your Phone (or Other Gadget)

https://askbobrankin.com/howto_sell_your_phone_or_other_gadget.html

 

Democrats propose new federal agency to fight back against tech privacy scandals

It’s over a hundred pages long and boy is it... dense

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/5/20950171/democrat-privacy-bill-data-agency-dpa-eshoo-lofgren

 

How to backup Microsoft Authenticator accounts on Android

You can now backup and restore your account stored in the Microsoft Authenticator app, and here's how to use the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/backup-microsoft-authenticator-accounts-android/

 

The best graphics cards for PC gaming: GeForce GTX 1660 Super is the new 1080p champion

We'll help you find the best graphics card to fit your needs.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3106426/the-best-graphics-cards-for-pc-gaming.html

 

The best Xbox One prices, bundles, sales and deals for Black Friday 2019

https://www.techradar.com/news/xbox-one-deals-us

 

Leaked video shows off new features for Cortana, including managing emails and appointments

Cortana will soon be more helpful when it comes to emails and scheduling.

https://www.windowscentral.com/new-video-shows-cortana-managing-emails

 

Netflix will stop working on older Samsung smart TVs next month

"Technical limitations" will prevent support of the streaming service.

https://www.cnet.com/news/netflix-will-stop-working-on-older-samsung-smart-tvs-next-month/

 

Media Giant Nikkei Loses $29 Million to BEC Scammers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/media-giant-nikkei-loses-29-million-to-bec-scammers/

 

Cortana wants to be your personal executive assistant and read your emails to you, too

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/04/cortana-wants-to-be-your-personal-executive-assistant-and-read-your-emails-to-you-too/

 

How to enable AHCI in Windows 10 after Installation

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-enable-ahci-in-windows-10-after-installation

 

5 of the Best Alternatives to AutoCAD

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-autocad-alternatives/

 

Microsoft Will Release Their Edge Web Browser For Linux

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Microsoft-Edge-Linux-2020

 

How to use the Windows 10 Game Bar to record training videos (or video of problems that others can review to solve your problem)

A training video can be the best communication method in a business setting. You can capture a recording using the Game Bar, but there are quirks to overcome first.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-the-windows-10-game-bar-to-record-training-videos/

 

Google Android keyboard app targets more than 40M users with unwanted charges: report

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-android-keyboard-app-targets-154544044.html

 

These Adware-Riddled iOS Apps Got Past Apple: Did They Fool You?

Apple's app screening isn't what it used to be

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/these-adware-riddled-ios-apps-got-past-apple-did-they-fool-you

 

The critics have spoken about Apple TV+, now here’s what actual users think

https://bgr.com/2019/11/02/apple-tv-plus-critics-users-first-impressions-release-date/

 

How to Automatically Delete Chrome History after Closing

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

 

How to Extend or Mirror a Mac Screen to an iPad With Sidecar

With macOS Catalina's Sidecar feature, your iPad can be a second display for your Mac. You'll need a relatively recent Mac, but here's how to set it up and use Sidecar.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/371343/how-to-extend-or-mirror-a-mac-screen-to-an-ipad-with-sidecar

 

Which phone plan is best for seniors? We compare top options

https://www.komando.com/tips/594699/which-phone-plan-is-best-for-seniors-we-compare-top-options

 

THE BEST CHROMEBOOK YOU CAN BUY RIGHT NOW

It’s a close call

https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/25/16202438/best-chromebook-acer-samsung-chromeos-android

 

How to enable password leak detection in Google Chrome

Google's Chrome can now notify if your password has been compromised, and this is how you can enable the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-password-leak-detection-google-chrome/

 

The best CPUs for gaming

Game on with these picks for every budget.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3273404/best-cpus-for-gaming.html

 

The best cheap monitor sales and deals for Black Friday 2019

Save on the top computer monitors

https://www.techradar.com/news/best-monitor-deals

 

How to use your own headphones on Xbox One

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-your-own-headphones-xbox-one

 

No one should buy the Facebook Portal TV

In over six years of testing tech, this is a first for me.

https://www.cnet.com/news/no-one-should-buy-the-facebook-portal-tv/

 

Google Chrome is Getting the 'Close other tabs' Option Back

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-chrome-is-getting-the-close-other-tabs-option-back/

 

The first US clinical trial of using an in-brain chip to fight opioid addiction is now underway

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/05/the-first-u-s-clinical-trial-of-using-an-in-brain-chip-to-fight-opioid-addiction-is-now-underway/

 

How to make Microsoft Edge launch with Previous Tabs opened

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/start-microsoft-edge-open-with-previous-tabs

 

How to Fix Google Chrome Goes Black Issue

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-google-chrome-goes-black-issue/

 

Amazon Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant can be hacked using lasers, experts warn

https://www.foxnews.com/tech/amazon-alexa-apple-siri-google-assistant-hack-lasers

 

How to activate and configure the Windows 10 Game Bar

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-activate-and-configure-the-windows-10-game-bar/

 

Cortana wants to be your personal executive assistant and read your emails to you, too

https://news.yahoo.com/cortana-wants-personal-executive-assistant-140040170.html

 

Malware-Infested Android Apps Infect 8 Million: What to Do

Google removes 42 compromised apps — and you should, too

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/malware-infested-android-apps-infect-8-million-what-to-do

 

This best-selling 15.6-inch Chromebook is way too good to be on sale for $197

https://bgr.com/2019/11/02/chromebook-amazon-15-6-inch-laptop/

 

How To Send and Receive Text Messages on a PC Without a Phone

https://www.techjunkie.com/receive-text-messages-pc-without-phone/

 

Clean Up Your Browser Tabs Using the Best Web Clippers

Web clippers let you save articles, recipes, and other content into a dedicated app. Productivity expert Jill Duffy shows you how web clippers can help streamline your focus and cut down on the number of open tabs in your browser.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/371394/clean-up-your-browser-tabs-using-the-best-web-clippers

 

8 bad online habits that expose you to viruses

https://www.komando.com/tips/591596/8-ways-to-stay-safer-online

 

SAMSUNG GALAXY FOLD RE-REVIEW: HERE WE GO AGAIN

Less fragile doesn’t mean not fragile

https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/30/20938653/samsung-galaxy-fold-review-updated-android-price-specs-features-hinge

 

Windows 10 version 1909, November 2019 Update, features walkthrough video

VIDEO: The Windows 10 November 2019 Update, version 1909, is releasing soon, and this hands-on video review dives deep into everything available in this new version.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-1909-november-2019-update-features-video/

 

Google's Chrome OS 78 gives Chromebooks virtual desktops, click-to-call, and longer support spans

Google's making Chromebooks look a bit more like Windows machines, while increasing their value.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3452176/googles-chrome-os-78-gives-chromebooks-virtual-desktops-click-to-call-and-longer-support-spans.html

 

Dropbox rolls out file transfer service to all users

Dropbox Transfer allows users to send large files without the constraints placed on them by email services

https://www.techradar.com/news/dropbox-rolls-out-file-transfer-service-to-all-users

 

Microsoft Teams gains new file and sharing experience throughout Microsoft 365

It's now easier to share and organize your files in Microsoft Teams.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-teams-gains-new-file-and-sharing-experience-throughout-microsoft-365

 

System Cleaner BleachBit 2.3 Switches To GTK+ 3, Includes Much Faster File Scanning

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/10/system-cleaner-bleachbit-23-switches-to.html

 

GandCrab RaaS Was a Training Ground for Malware Distributors

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/gandcrab-raas-was-a-training-ground-for-malware-distributors/

 

The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 is a truly great game controller

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/05/the-xbox-elite-wireless-controller-series-2-is-a-truly-great-game-controller/

 

How to use YubiKey – A secure login for Local Account in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-use-yubikey-a-secure-login-for-local-account-in-windows-10

 

6 of the Most Useful Linux Commands for New Users

https://www.maketecheasier.com/useful-linux-commands/

 

The UK’s Labour Party: Block the Google-Fitbit Deal

https://marketrealist.com/2019/11/the-uks-labour-party-block-the-google-fitbit-deal/

 

iOS 13.3: Apple releases the first public beta

Apple’s still got iOS 13 updates up its sleeve, though this one isn’t expected to have as many features as iOS 13.2.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3452001/ios-133-features-release-date-beta-how-to-install.html

 

Firefox aims to eradicate notification popups in early 2020

https://news.yahoo.com/firefox-aims-eradicate-notification-popups-early-2020-132444645.html

 

What Are ‘False Positives’ and How to Avoid Them?

Stay positive - it's easy with antivirus software

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/what-are-false-positives-and-how-to-avoid-them

 

Outdoor LED light bulbs that turn themselves on at night and off in the morning are on sale for $7 each

https://bgr.com/2019/11/01/outdoor-led-light-bubs-turn-on-at-night/

 

How To Use a Fake Number to Call Someone (Spoof a Phone Number) (here is how the phone scammers fake you out)

https://www.techjunkie.com/fake-number-call-someone-spoof/

 

How to Use Multitasking on Your iPad

With Slide Over and Split View on the iPad, you can view and work with two or three apps at a time and drag and drop text, images, links, and files between open apps.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/356885/how-to-use-multitasking-on-your-ipad

 

4 Android shortcuts to help you save time

https://www.komando.com/tips/594723/4-android-shortcuts-to-help-you-save-time

 

How to generate virtual online IDs to prevent spam, scams, and phishing attacks

Keep your data safe from SIM swapping hacks

https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/19/18691401/virtual-id-random-security-protection-email-phone-credit-cards-how-to-generate

 

Microsoft Edge Chromium will release on January 15

Microsoft officially announced that the release date of the Chromium version of Edge is planned for January 15, 2020, and yes, with a new logo.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-edge-chromium-release-date-january-2020/

 

How to check your PC's CPU temperature

Here's how to monitor your computer's CPU temperature, and lower it if needed.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3253340/how-to-check-your-cpu-temperature.html

 

How to use voice control in macOS Catalina

Control your Mac with Apple’s new voice-recognition tech

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-voice-control-in-macos-catalina

 

Razer Firefly V2 is a brighter and thinner RGB surface for your mouse

There are four more lighting zones, too.

https://www.windowscentral.com/razer-firefly-v2-brighter-and-thinner-rgb-surface-your-mouse

 

How To Create Your Own Internet Radio Station Using Icecast And Mixxx Running On Ubuntu/Debian Or Fedora

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/09/how-to-create-your-own-internet-radio.html

 

Chrome Zero-Day Bug with Exploit in the Wild Gets A Patch

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/chrome-zero-day-bug-with-exploit-in-the-wild-gets-a-patch/

 

UPS and CVS deliver prescription medicine via drone to US residential customers for the first time

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/05/ups-and-cvs-deliver-prescription-medicine-via-drone-to-u-s-residential-customers-for-the-first-time/

 

How to adjust Power Mode Level in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/change-power-mode-level-in-windows-10

 

How to Create Reminders Subtasks in iOS and macOS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/create-reminders-subtasks-ios-macos/

 

Here are all the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite specs we think we know so far

https://www.androidauthority.com/samsung-galaxy-s10-lite-specs-1050712/

 

4 Fitbit features that are likely going away after the Google deal (and 4 that will get way better)

Now that Google’s purchase of Fitbit is official, let’s take a look at how things could change.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3451360/fitbit-google-devices-features-leaving-improving.html

 

Samsung’s new smartphone features could beat Apple to the punch

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/f0b1c6d9-4594-3ef0-9582-9029a01bc0ce/samsung%E2%80%99s-new-smartphone.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

Wi-Fi Flaw Could Crash Millions of Phones, Routers, Smart-Home Devices

Coding error puts lots of Linux-based devices at risk

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/wi-fi-flaw-could-crash-millions-of-phones-routers-smart-home-devices

 

Researchers prove iPhones, Android, and smart speakers have a huge security flaw that can’t be fixed

https://bgr.com/2019/11/05/smart-speakers-2019-privacy-and-security-flaw-discovered/

 

What is the Best VPN Service? [November 2019]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-vpn-service/

 

How to Back Up and Restore Your iPhone

Did you get a new iOS device or do you need to fix a glitchy one? You can back up and restore your iPhone on your PC via iTunes, on a Mac with Catalina via Finder, and on your phone via Apple's iCloud. Here's how.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/362617/how-to-back-up-and-restore-your-iphone

 

This new Android app filters out spam text messages

https://www.komando.com/apps/589991/this-new-android-app-filters-out-spam-text-messages

 

How to transfer old Android apps into a new phone

Keep your favorite apps, even if they’re no longer in the Play Store

https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/12/18661705/android-apps-transfer-new-phone-how-to-legacy-old

 

Save $200 on the luxurious, aluminum-clad Acer Chromebook Spin 13

The Acer Chromebook 13 is a well-regarded Chrome OS convertible, and it's $200 off its usual price.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3451820/save-200-on-the-luxurious-aluminum-clad-acer-chromebook-spin-13.html

 

Doctor Bob's Tech Support House Call

https://askbobrankin.com/doctor_bobs_tech_support_house_call.html

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Commercial satellite revolution brings remote parts of our planet to the public eye

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/commercial-satellite-revolution-brings-remote-parts-of-our-planet-to-the-public-eye-72687685533

 

Microsoft and Amazon are at the center of an ACLU lawsuit on facial recognition

https://qz.com/1740570/aclu-lawsuit-targets-amazons-rekognition-and-microsofts-azure/?yptr=yahoo

 

6 Essential macOS Features for Hearing-Impaired Users

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/macos-features-for-hearing-impaired-users/

 

Will Windows 10 Update If My Computer Is in Sleep Mode?

https://www.howtogeek.com/444807/will-windows-10-update-if-my-computer-is-in-sleep-mode/

 

Ultracopier is an open source file copying tool for Windows, macOS and Linux

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/30/ultracopier-is-an-open-source-file-copying-tool-for-windows-macos-and-linux/

 

Greed is good… for this phishing scam

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/phishing/greed-is-good-for-this-phishing-scam/

 

Why Your Laptop Is Running so Slow?

Tips to speed up your laptop so it runs like new again

https://www.lifewire.com/why-is-laptop-slow-4147167

 

Google pushes further into health care with Fitbit, raising new privacy concerns

The search giant has faced blowback for its health care projects in the past.

https://www.cnet.com/news/google-pushes-further-into-health-care-with-fitbit-raising-new-privacy-concerns/

 

How to Download and Install Microsoft PowerToys in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/143528-how-download-install-microsoft-powertoys-windows-10-a.html

 

Google Stops Indexing Adobe Flash Content

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10643/google-stops-indexing-adobe-flash-content

 

How to create a full backup on Windows 7

Are you about to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7? Before you start the process, make sure to backup your files, apps, settings, and system. Here's how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/create-full-backup-windows-7/

 

HiBit Startup Manager

Manage startup programs, services, processes, Windows' context menu, and more with the help of this approachable piece of software

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/HiBit-Startup-Manager.shtml

 

Google's Assistant-friendly Nest WiFi router is available now

https://news.yahoo.com/2019-11-04-google-nest-wifi-available-now.html

 

AirPods Pro: How to customize Force Sensor controls

https://9to5mac.com/2019/10/31/how-to-customize-airpods-pro-controls-force-sensor/

 

Dropbox adds Extensions for Gmail, WhatsApp, Vimeo and more

Do more with files already stored in Dropbox.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/10/31/dropbox-adds-extensions-for-gmail-whatsapp-vimeo-and-more/

 

How We Test VPNs

At PCMag, we test and rate scores of VPNs each year to help you find the best one to keep you safe and anonymous online. Here's a look at our testing methodology and the way we arrive at our conclusions.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/359811/how-we-test-vpns

 

This malicious Android app will sign you up for services you don't need

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/610871/android-malware-signs-you-up-services-without-permission

 

What to Do When Time Machine Backups Are Stuck in Trash

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/time-machine-backups-stuck-trash/

 

How to Create Desktop Shortcuts on Ubuntu

https://www.howtogeek.com/445303/how-to-create-desktop-shortcuts-on-ubuntu/

 

How to use Sandboxie for browsing, downloading and installing programs

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/29/how-to-use-sandboxie-for-browsing-downloading-and-installing-programs/

 

APT 41 using MessageTap malware to gather SMS traffic

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/apts-cyberespionage/apt-41-using-messagetap-malware-to-gather-sms-traffic/

 

4 Common PC Problems and How to Fix Them

A list of commonly seen computer issues... and how to troubleshoot them!

https://www.lifewire.com/common-pc-problems-and-how-to-fix-them-2624457

 

What Google knows about you may be a shock. Here's how to manage or delete your activity

Everything you do online while signed into Google, and even some stuff when you aren't, becomes a part of your Google profile.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/what-google-knows-about-you-may-be-a-shock-heres-how-to-download-and-manage-or-delete-your-activity/

 

Windows Sandbox - How to configure in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/143381-windows-sandbox-how-configure-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Fix: Disable Controllers in Kodi 18 (Leia)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10644/how-fix-disable-controllers-kodi-18-leia

 

How to enable new light mode on Windows 10

Windows 10 introduces a new light theme that brings lighter colors for the Start menu, Action Center, and taskbar, and here's how you can enable it.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-full-light-theme-windows-10/

 

JCleaner

Clean your system's registry, remove junk files, erase history lists, all with a single application to keep your computer in top shape

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Registry-Tweak/Joyo-Cleaner.shtml

 

Forgot your password? That's because common password advice is bad, experts say

https://news.yahoo.com/forgot-password-thats-because-common-153419095.html

 

AirPods Pro: How to use noise cancellation and Transparency mode

https://9to5mac.com/2019/10/30/how-to-use-airpods-pro-noise-cancellation-transparency-mode/

 

Hackers breached some of the web's most popular domain registrars

Customers using Web.com, Network Solutions Inc. and Register.com are affected.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/10/31/hackers-breached-some-of-the-webs-most-popular-domain-registrar/

 

How to Use the New App Store on Your Apple Watch

You no longer have to use the App Store on your iPhone to grab apps for your watch. With watchOS 6, the Apple Watch offers its own dedicated App Store.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/371271/how-to-use-the-new-app-store-on-your-apple-watch

 

Change this crucial privacy setting now to keep Siri from spying on you

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/610121/siri-ios13-2-how-disable-audio-review-transcription

 

5 Warning Signs Your Mac Has a Problem (And What to Do About Them)

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/recognizing-danger-5-warning-signs-showing-your-mac-has-a-problem/

 

How to Make Website Text Larger on Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/444164/how-to-make-website-text-larger-on-android/

 

Firefox 70 not loading some pages or elements? Here is a fix

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/29/firefox-70-not-loading-some-pages-or-elements-here-is-a-fix/

 

Malicious keyboard app capable of making illegal purchases

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/mobile-security/malicious-keyboard-app-capable-of-making-illegal-purchases/

 

5 Simple Fixes for Most Computer Problems

Try these ideas before you pay for computer service (and you may not have to!)

https://www.lifewire.com/simple-fixes-for-most-computer-problems-2618166

 

Don't pull a Rudy Giuliani: Prevent butt-dialing with these 5 tips

Pocket-dialing can get you in trouble -- no ifs, ands or butts about it.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/dont-pull-a-rudy-giuliani-prevent-butt-dialing-with-these-5-tips/

 

How to Turn On or Off Core Isolation Memory Integrity in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/104025-turn-off-core-isolation-memory-integrity-windows-10-a.html

 

Companies Are Recycling Old Games: Is This the New Norm?

Video game publishers are selling us more old games than ever before. Get used to it.

https://whatnerd.com/companies-recycling-old-games/

 

How to install iTunes on Windows 10

Are you new to iTunes or a macOS users beginning with Windows 10? Here's how you download, install, and remove the iTunes app on your PC.

https://pureinfotech.com/install-itunes-windows-10/

 

NirLauncher

Access and run various network monitoring, web browser, desktop and HDD utilities, programmer tools and numerous other useful apps from Nir Sofer from one location

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

 

Microsoft's new Office Mobile app could make you more productive on the go

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-office-mobile-app-140010891.html

 

AirPods Pro: How to use Ear Tip Fit Test and change tips

https://9to5mac.com/2019/10/30/change-airpods-pro-ear-tips-fit-test/

 

Google Search will stop indexing Flash content this year

It’s been a long time coming, but Flash should be completely dead by December 2020.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/10/30/google-search--stop-indexing-flash/

 

How to Use the New Keyboard in iOS 13 and iPadOS

The new keyboard in iOS 13 and iPadOS includes a few surprises, including a swipe-to-type feature, new Animoji, and Memoji stickers.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/371371/how-to-use-the-new-keyboard-in-ios-13-and-ipados

 

This terrifying malware app can't be removed from your phone

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/609617/this-terrifying-android-malware-cant-be-removed

 

Ubuntu Remote Desktop: Easy, Built-In, VNC Compatible

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ubuntu-remote-desktop-builtin-vnc-compatible-dead-easy/

 

How to Pair the Apple AirPods Pro With Any Device

https://www.howtogeek.com/446415/how-to-pair-the-apple-airpods-pro/

 

A look at Firefox's upcoming Picture-in-Picture mode

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/29/a-look-at-firefoxs-upcoming-picture-in-picture-mode/

 

Web.com discloses breach affecting customer account info

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/web-com-discloses-breach-affecting-customer-account-info/

 

Important Reasons NOT to Download DLL Files

Need to download a missing DLL file? Think twice

https://www.lifewire.com/important-reasons-not-to-download-dll-files-2624455

 

iPhone camera comparison: iPhone 11 with Deep Fusion vs. iPhone XR

Both iPhones have superb cameras. But we test whether an ultrawide-angle camera, Night Mode and Deep Fusion processing make the iPhone 11 worth $100 more than last year's iPhone XR.

https://www.cnet.com/news/iphone-camera-comparison-test-iphone-11-with-deep-fusion-vs-iphone-xr/

 

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

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

 

5 Geeky TV Shows on NBC’s Peacock Streaming Service to Look Forward To

Everyone has a streaming service nowadays, and NBC is getting into the game with Peacock. Should you be excited to sign up for yet another streaming platform?

https://whatnerd.com/geeky-tv-shows-nbc-peacock-streaming/

 

HOW TO RESET FORGOTTEN PASSWORD ON WINDOWS 10

If you can't sign into your Windows 10 account because you have forgotten your password, this workaround will help you to reset your password to regain access to your computer.

https://pureinfotech.com/how-reset-windows-10-forgotten-password-regain-access-computer/

 

TinyTask

Record your screen activity then watch all the operations you carried out with the help of this lightweight piece of software that comes with support for hotkeys

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Video-Recording/TinyTask.shtml

 

TikTok’s New Tools Seek to Deepen Ties With U.S. App Developers

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tiktok-tools-seek-deepen-ties-211923064.html

 

How to use the Deep Fusion iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro camera feature

https://9to5mac.com/2019/10/29/how-to-use-deep-fusion-iphone-11-pro-camera-feature/

 

Volocopter's massive utility drone can carry up to 440 pounds

https://www.engadget.com/2019/10/30/volocopters-massive-utility-drone-can-carry-up-to-440-pounds/

 

13 Steam Tips for PC Gaming Noobs and Power Users

There are many PC gaming clients, but none are as mature and feature-packed as Steam. Use these tips to master Valve's launcher and game store.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/357874/13-steam-tips-for-pc-gaming-noobs-and-power-users

 

Your complete guide to choosing and setting up a VPN

https://www.komando.com/tips/505434/how-to-set-up-your-own-personal-vpn

 

8 Ways Ubuntu Has Changed and Improved Linux

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ways-ubuntu-improved-linux/

 

Build the ultimate 4K home theatre PC using a Raspberry Pi 4 and Kodi

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/build-the-ultimate-4k-home-theatre-pc-using-a-raspberry-pi-4-and-kodi/

 

Raspberry Pi Foundation Online-Training

https://www.futurelearn.com/partners/raspberry-pi

 

How to Ubuntu Update and Dist Upgrade Easy and Simple Way

https://tagteam.harvard.edu/hub_feeds/4158/feed_items/2503914

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Russia's 'online Iron Curtain' goes into effect — but cutting off the internet isn't so easy

The Kremlin says its “sovereign internet” law is a security measure to protect Russia in the event of an emergency or foreign threat like a cyberattack.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/russia-s-online-iron-curtain-goes-effect-cutting-internet-isn-n1075041

 

Pixel Watch: Google just dropped two billion hints that it finally plans to launch a watch

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1199126/Google-Pixel-Watch-Fitbit

 

Best laptops, desktops and tablets for designers and creatives in 2019

Here's a place to start when companies like Apple, HP, Dell and Microsoft overwhelm you with choices.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-laptops-desktops-tablets-for-designers-in-2019/

 

Facebook sues domain name registrar over cybersquatting addresses

Those addresses include facebook-pw.com and www-facebook-login.com.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/01/facebook-sues-onlinenic-cybersquatting-addresse/

 

What are the Internet’s Rules about Free Speech?

Often, when people find their posts or comments removed or altered from websites they visit, they're quick to claim their right to free speech has been violated. That's rarely the case.

https://askleo.com/what-are-the-internets-rules-about-free-speech/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JSGW6X6TcpdfbL

 

Should you pick Fitbit's new Versa 2 smartwatch over the Ionic?

https://www.windowscentral.com/should-you-go-fitbit-ionic-or-new-model

 

How to Restore an iPhone Without iTunes

Recover your phone's data quickly

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-restore-iphone-without-itunes-4771803

 

How to Easily Share Files Between Mac and Windows

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-easily-share-files-across-mac-windows-computers/

 

Windows BlueKeep RDP Attacks Are Here, Infecting with Miners

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/windows-bluekeep-rdp-attacks-are-here-infecting-with-miners/

 

Google adds temporary flag to Chrome to allow FTP protocol

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/03/google-adds-temporary-flag-to-chrome-to-allow-ftp-protocol/

 

How to Allow or Prevent Devices to Wake Computer in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/63148-allow-prevent-devices-wake-computer-windows-10-a.html

 

How to enable dark mode for Google Chrome

Give Chrome the dark mode treatment

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

 

How to enable DNS over HTTPS to block ISP tracking

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-dns-over-https-block-isp-tracking

 

How to locate and close an open port in Linux

Locating and blocking unwanted open ports in Linux should be a task every network admin knows how to do.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-locate-and-close-an-open-port-in-linux/

 

AT&T Finally Renders the Word ‘Unlimited’ Completely Meaningless With New Data Plans

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/301290-att-finally-renders-the-word-unlimited-completely-meaningless-with-new-data-plans

 

Medicare insurers are starting to offer big Apple Watch discounts

The Watch can call for help if you fall

https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/8/20904804/apple-watch-medicare-insurance-discounts-devoted-health

 

Apple Wants You to Drop $249 on the New AirPods Pro. Are They Worth the Cost?

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-wants-drop-249-airpods-193127423.html

 

Apple TV Plus Didn't Work on My Fire TV Stick Until I Did This One Thing

Turn that streaming frown upside down

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/apple-tv-plus-fire-tv-stick-bug-fix

 

How to Import Mozilla Firefox Browsing Data in Chromium Microsoft Edge

https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-to-import-mozilla-firefox-browsing-data-in-chromium-microsoft-edge-528089.shtml

 

Exclusive deal: Get TP-Link’s lightning-fast RE220 Wi-Fi extender for $20, an all-time low

https://bgr.com/2019/11/04/wifi-range-extender-amazon-best-price-exclusive-coupon-deal/

 

How to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7

Are you still running Windows 7? It's to upgrade to Windows 10. Here are the instructions that you'll need to keep files and apps without issues.

https://pureinfotech.com/upgrade-to-windows-10-from-windows-7/

 

Apple to Spend $2.5B on California Housing Crisis

Apple is working with the state, the governor, and community-based organizations in a bid to tackle the housing and homelessness problems in California.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371726/apple-to-spend-2-5b-on-california-housing-crisis

 

Frightening new tactic lets hackers steal texts on a large scale

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/610448/hackers-steal-texts

 

NBC's Peacock streaming service could soon be free for everyone, report says

Peacock might have a free, ad-supported version when it launches, according to NBC.

https://www.cnet.com/news/nbcs-peacock-streaming-service-could-soon-be-free-for-everyone-report-says/

 

Users complain iOS 13.2 is too aggressive in killing background apps

It reportedly causes apps to keep reloading, affecting people's ability to multitask.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/10/31/ios-13-2-ram-issues/

 

Do I Need to Make a New Rescue Disc Every Time My Backup Software Updates?

If you don’t have rescue media, you can use another machine to make it. You certainly don’t need to make one every time you back up or update the software.

https://askleo.com/do-i-need-to-make-a-new-rescue-disc-every-time-my-backup-software-updates/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JSGW6X6TcpdfbL

 

Best Free Antivirus Alternatives to Windows Defender of 2019

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-free-antivirus

 

How to Prevent Firefox From Using Too Much Memory

Stop your browser from consuming too many system resources

https://www.lifewire.com/prevent-firefox-from-using-too-much-memory-4772084

 

7 Effective Tools to Increase Your Hard Drive Performance on Windows

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/2-effective-tools-that-can-increase-your-hard-drive-performance-windows/

 

Windows 10 1903 Affected by New Setup Bug, Workaround Ready

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-1903-affected-by-new-setup-bug-workaround-ready/

 

Better ClearType Tuner: configure font smoothing on Windows 10

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/02/better-cleartype-tuner-configure-font-smoothing-on-windows-10/

 

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

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/137047-change-data-update-speed-task-manager-windows-10-a.html

 

macOS Catalina problems: how to fix the most common issues

All of your macOS Catalina issues solved

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/macos-catalina-problems-how-to-fix-the-most-common-issues

 

How to create and set up new VHD or VHDX File in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/create-and-set-up-new-vhd-or-vhdx-file-in-windows-10

 

How schools can better protect themselves against cyberattacks

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-schools-can-better-protect-themselves-against-cyberattacks/

 

Researchers Develop Tiny Depth Sensor Inspired by Spider Eyes

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/301183-researchers-develop-tiny-depth-sensor-inspired-by-spider-eyes

 

Hackers hijacked the capital’s surveillance cameras days before Trump’s inauguration and said it was easy

But they didn’t cover their tracks

https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/30/20939885/surveillance-hack-trump-inauguration-ransomware-hackers-washington-dc

 

Apple's Trade-in Program Is a Big Win for iPhone Users

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/apples-trade-program-big-win-192700666.html

 

Chrome Debuts ‘Heavy Ad’ Blocker: What You Need to Know

World's biggest browser takes on the worst ads

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/chrome-debuts-heavy-ad-blocker-how-to-try-it

 

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Hit by Slow Wi-Fi Bug

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7 launched nearly a month ago and the device went on sale in late October, but it looks like it’s already affected by a rather widespread issue.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-surface-pro-7-hit-by-slow-wi-fi-bug-528087.shtml

 

Amazon’s blowing out Logitech PC and gaming accessories, today only

https://bgr.com/2019/11/04/logitech-pc-accessories-on-sale-one-day-only-today/

 

MICROSOFT EDGE GETS NEW MODERN WAVE LOGO DITCHING IE STYLE

Microsoft unofficially reveals new Edge logo that ditches the Internet Explorer style in favor of wave that looks like an "e."

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-edge-new-wave-logo/

 

eBay Tips Early Black Friday Deals on Bose, Nintendo Switch

eBay just launched a Holiday Brand Outlet offering big savings on products from Dyson and other top brands. eBay also plans to launch 'Black Friday drops' every Friday through Dec. 13.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371738/ebay-tips-early-black-friday-deals-on-bose-nintendo-switch

 

Should you pay for unlimited data or a capped wireless plan?

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/610520/should-you-pay-for-unlimited-data-or-a-capped-wireless-plan

 

Apple TV Plus 1-year free trial cuts off the moment you cancel

The offer is "available for a limited time only," and some people are seeing mixed messages.

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-tv-plus-one-year-free-trial-cuts-off-the-moment-you-cancel/

 

ACLU sues to reveal the FBI's uses of facial recognition

The Justice Department and DEA are also targets in the lawsuit.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/10/31/aclu-sues-over-fbi-secrecy-with-facial-recognition/

 

Can I Delete a Partition Without Losing Its Data?

Deleting a partition is a destructive operation, but that doesn't mean you need to lose the data it contains.

https://askleo.com/can-i-delete-a-partition-without-losing-its-data/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JSGW6X6TcpdfbL

 

How to Fix A Windows Memory Leak

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

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

 

How to Move Installed Apps & Programs in Windows 10

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/move-installed-apps-programs-windows-10/

 

The Week in Ransomware - November 1st 2019 - A Mix of Good and Bad

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/the-week-in-ransomware-november-1st-2019-a-mix-of-good-and-bad/

 

Thilmera7 is a free system monitoring tool for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/02/thilmera7-is-a-free-system-monitoring-tool-for-windows/

 

How to Turn On or Off Fast Startup in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4189-turn-off-fast-startup-windows-10-a.html

 

How to record your screen on Windows, macOS, iOS or Android

Record your screen and capture all the action

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/record-your-screen

 

JAVT for Windows 10 is more than a Speech Recognition Tool

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/javt-speech-recognition-tool

 

How to add a drop-down list to an Excel cell

Drop-down lists can greatly facilitate data entry. Here's a look at how to use Excel's data validation feature to create handy lists within your worksheets.

https://www.techrepublic.com/blog/microsoft-office/how-to-add-a-drop-down-list-to-an-excel-cell/

 

The Google News mobile app now supports bilingual users

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/04/the-google-news-mobile-app-now-supports-bilingual-users/

 

How to use a two-factor security key

Use hardware to keep your data safe

https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/22/18235288/two-factor-authentication-security-key-how-to

 

Incognito Mode for Google Maps has arrived on Android

https://news.yahoo.com/2019-10-31-google-maps-incognito.html

 

'Unremovable' Malware Infects 45,000 Android Phones: What You Need to Know

Cheap Chinese models seem to be especially at risk

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/unremovable-malware-infects-45000-android-phones-what-you-need-to-know

 

Windows 7 Usage Declines as the Fear of No Updates Pushes Users to Windows 10

Microsoft will discontinue Windows 7 in January, and the closer we get to this milestone, the more users make the switch to Windows 10.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-7-usage-declines-as-the-fear-of-no-updates-pushes-users-to-windows-10-528080.shtml

 

Apple is reportedly working with Valve on a totally new type of product like nothing we’ve seen

https://bgr.com/2019/11/04/apple-ar-glasses-release-date-set-for-2020-apple-working-with-valve/

 

Microsoft Edge Chromium will release on January 15

Microsoft officially announced that the release date of the Chromium version of Edge is planned for January 15, 2020, and yes, with a new logo.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-edge-chromium-release-date-january-2020/

 

Google's Core Business Carries Alphabet's Costly Moonshots

Alphabet's Q3 earnings show a familiar theme: Google's ever-growing ad and cloud profits finance all its Google X spin-off companies and moonshot bets, now including Fitbit.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371663/googles-core-business-carries-alphabets-costly-moonshots

 

Update Chrome now! Patch keeps your computer safe from hijackers

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/610385/update-chrome-now-patch-keeps-your-computer-safe-from-hijackers

 

After the breach, Nord is asking people to trust its VPN again

Analysis: Multiple security audits and a bug bounty are among the steps the company is taking to repair its image and practices.

https://www.cnet.com/news/after-the-breach-nord-is-asking-users-to-trust-it-again/

 

WhatsApp's fingerprint unlock feature finally arrives on Android

You’ll have to enable the feature and confirm your fingerprint first.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/10/31/whatsapp-android-fingerprint-lock/

 

Are Password Managers Safe?

Password management utilities are great tools to manage your passwords and be more secure about how you use them.

https://askleo.com/are_password_managers_safe/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JSGW6X6TcpdfbL

 

Dropbox expands extensions with Microsoft Teams, Outlook, and many more

New partner extensions make it easier to get work done in Dropbox.

https://www.windowscentral.com/dropbox-expands-extensions-microsoft-teams-outlook-and-many-more

 

What to Do When Windows 10 Settings Are Not Working

A troubleshooting guide for a malfunctioning Settings app in Windows 10

https://www.lifewire.com/what-to-do-when-windows-10-settings-are-not-working-4584496

 

The 7 Best Sites to Securely Download Safe Mac Apps

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/download-safe-secure-mac-apps/

 

US MS-ISAC Releases the October List of End of Support Software

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/us-ms-isac-releases-the-october-list-of-end-of-support-software/

 

Vivaldi 2.9 launches with performance and usability improvements

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/31/vivaldi-2-9-launches-with-performance-and-usability-improvements/

 

Factory recovery - Create a Custom Recovery Partition

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

 

How to install Nvidia drivers: how to get your Nvidia GeForce GPU up and running

Get to driving your new rig with these easy steps.

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-install-nvidia-drivers

 

How to specify Hiberfile Type as Full or Reduced in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-specify-hiberfile-type-as-full-or-reduced-in-windows-10

 

How to manage ZFS pools in Ubuntu 19.10

Jack Wallen walks you through the basics of managing ZFS storage pools.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-manage-zfs-pools-in-ubuntu-19-10/

 

This tactile display lets visually impaired users feel on-screen 3D shapes

https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/31/this-tactile-display-lets-visually-impaired-users-feel-on-screen-3d-shapes/\\

 

How to text from your computer with Android Messages

https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/19/17479554/android-messages-how-to-text-from-web-feature

 

Price drop alert: Samsung's brilliant iPad alternative is now just $197 — this is the lowest price yet!

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/samsung-galaxy-tab-a-sale-172431635.html

 

App Lets Man Remotely Unlock, Start Enterprise Rental Car Months Later

Rental agency hasn't reset infotainment system

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/app-lets-man-remotely-unlock-start-enterprise-rental-car-months-later

 

How to Fix Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Slow Wi-Fi Bug After Resuming from Sleep

Surface Pro 7 is Microsoft’s latest and greatest in the Surface Pro lineup, and it comes with major improvements, including an important performance upgrade thanks to latest-generation hardware under the hood.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-to-fix-microsoft-surface-pro-7-slow-wi-fi-bug-after-resuming-from-sleep-528088.shtml

 

This best-selling 15.6-inch Chromebook is way too good to be on sale for $197

https://bgr.com/2019/11/02/chromebook-amazon-15-6-inch-laptop/

How to create a ZFS RAIDZ2 storage pool on FreeNAS

Are you building a FreeNAS server? Then use RAIDZ2 to create your storage pool to provide better redundancy with a good performance balance — Here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/create-zfs-raidz2-storage-pool-freenas/

 

The Internet Archive Is Linking Digital Books to Wikipedia Citations

50,000 books are now linked to 130,000 references on Wikipedia. Clicking the page citation in a Wikipedia article will send you to the equivalent page inside a digital version of the book.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371725/the-internet-archive-is-linking-digital-books-to-wikipedia-c

 

Laptop maintenance: 7 essential steps you need to do more often

https://www.komando.com/tips/575895/7-monthly-laptop-maintenance-tasks

 

The best Apple AirPods and Beats Wireless headphone deals

Pick up the Powerbeats Pro for $50 under list price at Amazon.

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-best-apple-airpods-and-beats-wireless-headphones-deals/

 

How to avoid malware on Android in one easy step

Jack Wallen offers up his best advice for avoiding malware on Android.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-avoid-malware-on-android-in-one-easy-step/

 

Microsoft Launches All-In-One Office Mobile App

The new Office mobile app offers access to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in one place, adds an Actions pane, and makes image-to-document conversions easy.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371739/microsoft-launches-all-in-one-office-mobile-app

 

How to install AMD Drivers: how to get your new AMD graphics card running

Don't let your new video card keep you out of the driver's seat

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-install-amd-drivers

 

Apple TV Plus: How to watch (free!) on iPhone, Amazon Fire, Roku

Here's everything you need to know to start watching the Apple TV Plus new streaming video service.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/apple-tv-plus-how-to-watch-free-on-iphone-amazon-fire-roku/

 

Best Photo Scanners in 2019

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-photo-scanners

 

How to use ZFS in Ubuntu 19.10

Ubuntu 19.10 includes one feature that should have every user and admin overcome with the feels.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/something-exciting-is-coming-with-ubuntu-19-10/

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