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HIPAA Doesn't Stop Hospitals From Sending Your Data to Google

https://vitals.lifehacker.com/hipaa-doesnt-stop-hospitals-from-sending-your-data-to-g-1839806393

 

Take a look at Intel's AI chip hardware

https://www.cnet.com/pictures/take-a-look-at-intels-ai-chip-hardware/

 

The Best Chrome Flags to Enable for Better Browsing

https://www.howtogeek.com/445542/the-best-chrome-flags-to-enable-for-better-browsing/

 

How Can I Keep an Old All-In-One PC Running Quickly and Efficiently?

https://lifehacker.com/how-can-i-keep-an-old-all-in-one-pc-running-fast-and-ef-1839699455

 

Open database exposes 93M files on patients of substance abuse facilities

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/health-care/open-database-exposes-93m-files-on-patients-of-substance-abuse-facilities/

 

Critical updates to Excel and publicly disclosed exploits make for an urgent November Patch Tuesday

This is a really big update for the Windows platform. And while we don’t have a zero-day vulnerability like September’s Patch Tuesday, there are two vulnerabilities that deserve our attention.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3453738/critical-updates-to-excel-and-publicly-disclosed-exploits-make-for-an-urgent-november-patch-tuesday.html

 

Malwarebytes 4.0 for Windows launches

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/05/malwarebytes-4-0-for-windows-launches/

 

3 Ways to Run Android Apps on Windows

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-ways-run-android-apps-windows/

 

What’s Going on with Net Neutrality? Everything You Need to Know

https://www.maketecheasier.com/net-neutrality/

 

What Is an Emulator?

The tech that lets computers copy each other

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-an-emulator-4687005

 

[Tip] Enable Fingerprint Lock Protection in WhatsApp on Android Mobile Phone

https://www.askvg.com/tip-enable-fingerprint-lock-protection-in-whatsapp-on-android-mobile-phone/

 

Only after running out of hard disk space did firm realise hacker had stolen one million users’ details

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-data-protection/infotrax-one-million-users-details-stolen-ftc/#new_tab

 

The energy industry practices for a ‘black swan’ cyberattack that could take down the grid

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/16/energy-sector-practices-for-a-black-swan-cyberattack.html

 

Sorry, Hulu Users, Your Live TV Plan Just Got a Lot More Expensive

https://gizmodo.com/sorry-hulu-users-your-live-tv-plan-just-got-a-lot-mor-1839898325

 

Corellium: Apple Sued Us After Failed Acquisition Attempt

https://www.securityweek.com/corellium-apple-sued-us-after-failed-acquisition-attempt

 

Skepticism is the first step.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-hh-2019-11-14.html

 

After a Breach, Should You Still Trust Your VPN?

The recent breaches of NordVPN and TorGuard demonstrate how trust is an intangible but important feature of security software. If you lose confidence in a security product, such as a VPN, it's probably time to ditch it.

https://www.pcmag.com/commentary/371833/after-a-breach-should-you-still-trust-your-vpn

 

5 things you must do to protect your phone from hackers

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/5-things-you-must-do-to-protect-your-phone-from-hackers/612758/

 

Intel will build AI brains into your laptop for tomorrow's speed boost

Your laptop won't be behind your phone in the AI race much longer.

https://www.cnet.com/news/intel-will-build-ai-brains-into-your-laptop-for-tomorrows-speed-boost/

 

How to Create a Screencast on Linux

https://www.howtogeek.com/446706/how-to-create-a-screencast-on-linux/

 

If You Use Amazon's Ring Doorbell Devices, Change Your Wifi Password

https://lifehacker.com/if-you-use-amazons-ring-doorbell-devices-change-your-w-1839721221

 

AnteFrigus ransomware leaves C alone, goes after other drives

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/antefrigus-ransomware-leaves-c-alone-goes-after-other-drives/

 

What we know about the Win10 version 1909 upgrade — and what you can do about it

Microsoft magnanimously made the Win10 version 1909 upgrade a 'Download and install now' option for almost all PCs. The cumulative devil’s in the details, though, and extensive testing has filled out some of the picture. Here’s what’s really happening.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3453690/what-we-know-about-the-win10-version-1909-upgrade-and-what-you-can-do-about-it.html

 

Dropbox Transfer launches for all users

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/05/dropbox-transfer-launches-for-all-users/

 

How to Build Your Own Android Tablet With Raspberry Pi

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

 

How to Install Steam on Chromebook

https://www.maketecheasier.com/install-steam-on-chromebook/

 

How to Move a Window That Is Off-Screen

Get lost windows back where they belong on PC or Mac

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-move-a-window-that-is-off-screen-4772840

 

Download Official Microsoft PowerToys for Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/download-official-microsoft-powertoys-for-windows-10/

 

12 year jail sentence for man who hacked Los Angeles Superior Court to send two million phishing emails

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-data-protection/12-year-jail-sentence-hacked-los-angeles-superior-court-two-million-phishing-emails/#new_tab

 

Disney+ isn’t really the beginning of the streaming wars — the next year is just a warm-up

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/16/disney-plus-streaming-wars-just-warming-up.html

 

Over Half of Anti-Vaxxer Ads on Facebook Were Funded by Just Two Entities, Study Finds

https://gizmodo.com/over-half-of-anti-vaxxer-ads-on-facebook-were-funded-by-1839871395

 

DLL Hijacking Flaw Impacts Symantec Endpoint Protection

https://www.securityweek.com/dll-hijacking-flaw-impacts-symantec-endpoint-protection

 

North Korean cyber operations received renewed attention from both the US and India since late last week.

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2019/November/CyberWire_2019_11_12.html

 

AI Has Already Taken Over Retail

Retail use of artificial intelligence grew 600 percent from 2016 to 2018, and by 2023 Noodle.ai estimates that 95 percent of consumer goods suppliers will rely on AI learning.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371953/ai-has-already-taken-over-retail

 

Android is finally catching up to Apple with major messaging updates

https://www.komando.com/news/android-updates-messenger/685578/

 

Google's RCS messaging: Texting on Android phones is about to get a lot better

Android users will finally get basic features like read receipts and typing indicators.

https://www.cnet.com/news/rcs-messaging-texting-on-android-phones-about-to-get-better-google-says/

 

How to Save an Email to Your Hard Drive

https://www.howtogeek.com/446049/how-to-save-an-email-to-your-hard-drive/

 

Seriously, Update Your Old Windows 7 PCs and Windows Servers Right Now

https://lifehacker.com/seriously-update-your-old-windows-7-pcs-and-windows-se-1839723097

 

Threat actor impersonates German, Italian and American gov’t agencies to spread malware

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/phishing/threat-actor-impersonates-german-italian-and-american-govt-agencies-to-spread-malware/

 

The Undead PC: Dell has the best PC sales in their history

It’s time to push back on the idea that the PC market is all but dead. Dell has had solid sales, customers have never been happier and relationships (with one noted exception) between OEMs, Intel and Microsoft are improving. We’ve come a long way in the last decade or so.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3453729/the-undead-pc-dell-has-the-best-pc-sales-in-their-history.html

 

Report: Microsoft to replace classic Edge with new Edge from early 2020 on

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/06/report-microsoft-to-replace-classic-edge-with-new-edge-from-early-2020-on/

 

How to Use Your Android Phone as an IP Webcam

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ip-webcam-android-phone-as-a-web-cam/

 

5 Tools that Improve Windows 10 Hard Drive Performance

https://www.maketecheasier.com/tools-improve-windows-hard-drive-performance/

 

How to Move Between Open Windows with Alt + Tab Switching

Navigate between open apps with the keyboard in Windows 10, 8, and 7

https://www.lifewire.com/move-between-open-windows-with-alt-tab-switching-3123807

 

[Tip] Speed up Your Slow Android Mobile Phone, Make it Run Faster

https://www.askvg.com/tip-speed-up-your-slow-android-mobile-phone-make-it-run-faster/

 

How Facebook helps an abusive ex-partner find out your new identity, even after you’ve blocked them

https://www.grahamcluley.com/how-facebook-helps-an-abusive-ex-partner-find-out-your-new-identity-even-after-theyve-been-blocked/

 

Robocalls hit record levels as phone carriers, lawmakers and start-ups fight back

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/16/robocalls-hit-record-numbers-as-carriers-and-lawmakers-fight-back.html

 

FCC Plans to Scrap Defective System Used to Post Fake Net Neutrality Comments

https://gizmodo.com/fcc-plans-to-scrap-defective-system-used-to-post-fake-n-1839869014

 

Online Retailers Ill-Prepared for Holiday Season

https://www.securityweek.com/online-retailers-ill-prepared-holiday-season

 

Monday's cyberattack against Britain's Labour Party was repeated yesterday. Again, 

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2019/November/CyberWire_2019_11_13.html

 

iOS App Tries to Warn You of iPhone Hacking Attempts

iVerify will periodically scan your iPhone to sniff out certain 'side effects' that exploited iOS vulnerabilities tend to generate.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371978/ios-app-tries-to-warn-you-of-iphone-hacking-attempts

 

Windows 10 sneak peek: New features coming soon

https://www.komando.com/downloads/windows-10-sneak-peek-new-features/607892/

 

Android users beware: 146 bugs found in preinstalled apps

Kryptowire's DHS-funded research again exposes a battery of security threats.

https://www.cnet.com/news/android-users-beware-146-bugs-found-in-pre-installed-apps/

 

How to Change Account Passwords on Linux

https://www.howtogeek.com/447443/how-to-change-account-passwords-on-linux/

 

Turn Off Facebook's Camera Privileges on iOS Right Now

https://lifehacker.com/turn-off-facebooks-camera-privileges-on-ios-right-now-1839804102

 

‘Kardashian jokes and then a really racist tweet’: How Russian social media trolls suckered in Americans

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/podcasts/kardashian-jokes-and-then-a-really-racist-tweet-how-russian-social-media-trolls-blended-in-with-american-users/

 

Motorola's new Razr gives me hope for the future of foldables

But, critically, that doesn't mean you should run out and buy it.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3453381/motorola-razr-foldable.html

 

Mozilla Taiwan releases Firefox Lite 2.0 for Android

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/12/mozilla-taiwan-releases-firefox-lite-2-0-for-android/

 

5 iPhone Problems You Can Fix Using DFU Mode

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/dfu-mode-iphone-problems/

 

4 Easy Ways to Transfer Files from Phone to Desktop

https://www.maketecheasier.com/transfer-files-from-phone-desktop/

 

Why Your Android Smartphone or Tablet is Running Slow

Plus, how to speed it up

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-slow-running-android-4134643

 

[Tip] How to Restart or Boot in Safe Mode in Windows 10, Pressing “F8” Key at Startup Not Working

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-restart-or-boot-in-safe-mode-in-windows-10-pressing-f8-key-at-startup-not-working/

 

Japanese hotel robots can be hacked to spy on guests in their bedrooms

https://www.grahamcluley.com/japanese-hotel-robots-can-be-hacked-to-spy-on-guests-in-their-bedrooms/

 

How doctors used virtual reality and 3D printing to save a 2-year-old with a brain tumor

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/how-doctors-used-virtual-reality-and-3d-printing-to-save-a-2-year-old-with-a-brain-tumor-73486405576

 

Private Equity Ghouls Buy Non-Profit That Handles .Org Domains

https://gizmodo.com/private-equity-ghouls-buy-non-profit-that-handles-org-1839860118

 

Visa Warns of New JavaScript Skimmer 'Pipka'

https://www.securityweek.com/visa-warns-new-javascript-skimmer-pipka

 

US off-off-year elections go off without noticeable difficulty.

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2019/November/WTW_2019_11_09.html

 

Want an Ad-Free Social Network? Wikipedia's Co-Founder Made One

WT:Social will operate like Wikipedia by relying on donations to keep the operation afloat. Nixing the ads also means users won't have to worry about data collection.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371994/want-an-ad-free-social-network-wikipedias-co-founder-made

 

Google wants to be your new bank

https://www.komando.com/news/google-wants-to-be-your-new-bank/685450/

 

Most Americans don't think it's possible to keep their data private, report says

More than 60 percent of US adults believe it's impossible to go one day without a company or the government collecting data from them, Pew Research Center reports.

https://www.cnet.com/news/most-americans-dont-think-its-possible-to-keep-their-data-private-report-says/

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 inPixio Photo Clip 9

Photo editing has never been easier!

https://www.inpixio.com/EN/static/lp/photoclip/LP1/index_B3.php?filter=LP2_EN_NEWTRIALVIDEO_5&split=B

 

How to set up an Amazon Echo smart speaker

We'll show you the easy way to set up your Amazon Echo smart speaker.

https://www.techhive.com/video/99187/how-to-set-up-an-amazon-echo-smart-speaker

 

How to easily manage Firefox Places

Gain more control over what is saved in Firefox by using the hidden Places tool.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-easily-manage-firefox-places/

 

How to Stay Anonymous Online

https://macpaw.com/how-to/stay-anonymous-online

 

Windows 10 November 2019 Update review: Service Packs are cool again

The November 2019 Update (version 1909) brings polish to Windows akin to an old school Service Pack, and we think that's great.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-november-2019-update-review

 

If you're not seeing the new Google Assistant on your Pixel 4, here's how to fix it

Here's how to get it up and running at top speed on your Pixel 4.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3452879/the-new-google-assistant-how-to-get-it-up-and-running-on-the-pixel-4.html

 

Intel Patched 77 Vulnerabilities in November 2019 Platform Update

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/intel-patched-77-vulnerabilities-in-november-2019-platform-update/

 

How To Add Date/Time Stamps to Photos on the iPhone

https://www.techjunkie.com/add-date-time-stamps-photos-iphone/

 

Facebook quietly built “Popular Photos”, an in-app Instagram

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/14/facebook-popular-photos/

 

How to Turn On or Off Ask Where to Save in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/144167-how-turn-off-ask-where-save-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

The 50 best Mac tips, tricks and timesavers

All the awesome things you forgot your Mac could do

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/software/operating-systems/50-best-mac-tips-tricks-and-timesavers-1310283

 

Intel fixes CPU security flaw it said was patched in May (updated)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/2019-11-13-intel-fixes-cpu-security-flaw-for-real.html

 

How to protect online browsing with Private Network on Firefox

Firefox now has a service to hide your online activities and IP address from public network, and here are the steps to use the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/protect-online-browsing-private-network-firefox/

 

Google Will Bypass Carriers, Deploy Own RCS Chat System

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/302020-google-will-bypass-carriers-deploy-own-rcs-chat-system

 

Self-Cleaning Payment Card-Skimmer Infects E-Commerce Sites

'Pipka' JavaScript skimmer has infected at least 16 e-commerce websites so far, according to Visa's Payment Fraud Disruption Group.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/self-cleaning-payment-card-skimmer-infects-e-commerce-sites/d/d-id/1336358

 

Sign in with Apple: How it works and how to use it

Preserve some privacy when you sign in on iOS 13

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/sign-in-with-apple

 

Linguix for Firefox iconLinguix for Firefox

Useful Firefox extension that will help you improve your writing by detecting mistakes and providing grammar information and spellchecks

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Mozilla-Extensions/Textly-AI-for-Firefox.shtml

 

States to expand Google antitrust probe into search and Android businesses

Before today, they were investigating its advertising practices

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/14/20965455/google-antitrust-investigation-probe-advertising-search-android

 

Opera's latest browser update will show you how much you're being tracked

Seeing that info could help you avoid sketchy sites.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/14/operas-latest-browser-update-will-show-you-how-much-youre-bein/

 

Get Organized: How Technology Can Help (and Hurt) Your Sleep

Data from a sleep tracker helped one writer get more sleep. Technology can help you get more sleep, too, if you first understand what you can and cannot change.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/371732/get-organized-how-technology-can-help-and-hurt-your-sleep

 

Privacy warning: Google has detailed health records on millions of Americans

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/google-has-health-records-of-millions/610565/

 

New phishing email campaign impersonates US postal service to deliver malware

The same threat actor has been observed targeting companies in the US, Italy, and Germany, according to a new report from security provider Proofpoint.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/new-phishing-email-campaign-impersonates-us-postal-service-to-deliver-malware/

 

Quick fixes to "Webpage using significant energy" error

https://macpaw.com/how-to/webpage-using-significant-energy

 

How to change virtual memory size on Windows 10

If your device is running low on virtual memory, you can adjust the size using Settings and Command Prompt, and here's how to do it.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-change-virtual-memory-size-windows-10

 

How to use Windows' Your Phone app to connect your phone to your PC

Your Phone's most useful basic functions are already in place, with the flashier features still working their way through preview.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3445476/how-to-use-windows-your-phone-app-to-connect-your-phone-to-your-pc.html

 

US Health Network, Supplier Expose PII, PHI Data in Breaches

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-health-network-supplier-expose-pii-phi-data-in-breaches/

 

How to Change the Keyboard Color on the iPhone

https://www.techjunkie.com/change-keyboard-color-iphone/

 

California’s new data privacy law brings U.S. closer to GDPR

The requirements aren’t insignificant, and the fines could add up

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/14/californias-new-data-privacy-law-brings-u-s-closer-to-gdpr/

 

How to Change Default Downloads Folder in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/144165-how-change-default-downloads-folder-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

How to enable dark mode for Android

It's technically called Dark Theme

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-enable-dark-mode-on-android-10

 

How Google's deal shows a 'lack of understanding' about health data

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-ascension-deal-shows-lack-of-patient-understanding-about-health-data-203027305.html

 

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/

 

One of Intel’s Recent Bug Fixes Carries a Performance Penalty

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/301876-one-of-intels-recent-bug-fixes-carries-a-performance-penalty

 

The Ripple Effect of Data Breaches: How Damage Spreads

The financial loss from so-called 'ripple events' is thirteen times greater than the cost of single-party security incidents.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/the-ripple-effect-of-data-breaches-how-damage-spreads/d/d-id/1336351

 

Opera browser now shows how you're being tracked in real time

Thwarting the advertisement vultures while boosting speed

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/opera-now-shows-exactly-how-much-youre-being-tracked

 

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

 

B&H dodged millions in taxes, New York attorney general alleges

More than $7 million in taxes allegedly owed

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/14/20964980/b-h-photo-taxes-lawsuit-new-york-state

 

Verizon is giving away Android TV boxes to home 5G subscribers

The Stream TV is aimed at users who've ditched conventional TV.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/13/verizon-stream-tv/

 

32-Bit vs. 64-Bit OSes: What's the Difference?

Chances are good you're running an x64-based operating system, but what does that even mean?

https://www.pcmag.com/article/350934/32-bit-vs-64-bit-oses-whats-the-difference

 

Saving money on printing costs has never been easier

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/saving-money-on-printing-costs-has-never-been-easier/366364/

 

How a hacker at IBM uses disguises and devices to steal private information

An IBM X-Force Red team member explains how her background in makeup and sales helps her social engineering career. Also, she demonstrates how cybercriminals can easily clone your work ID badge.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-a-hacker-at-ibm-uses-disguises-and-devices-to-steal-private-information/

 

How to send encrypted emails for more privacy

https://macpaw.com/how-to/send-encrypted-emails

 

This $60 AI powered security camera is just $43 today

https://www.windowscentral.com/60-ai-powered-security-camera-just-43-today

 

Photo editing basics: 6 tips for polishing and perfecting finished images

Make your digital images even better by using photo editing software to polish and perfect the finished images.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3441839/photo-editing-basics-6-tips-for-polishing-and-perfecting-finished-images.html

 

Brave Urges Congress to Require Ad Blocking Browsers for Govt Employees

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/brave-urges-congress-to-require-ad-blocking-browsers-for-govt-employees/

 

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

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

 

Google brings RCS support in its Android Messages app to the US

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/14/google-brings-rcs-support-in-its-android-messages-app-to-the-u-s/

 

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

 

How to improve your printer speed

Feel the need for speed? Here's some ways to supercharge your printer.

https://www.techradar.com/news/how-to-improve-your-printer-speed

 

Here's How to Sanitize Your PC With PrivaZer

https://askbobrankin.com/heres_how_to_sanitize_your_pc_with_privazer.html

 

How to disable tab previews in Google Chrome

Google's Chrome browser now shows previews for tabs, but if you don't like the feature, these are the steps to disable it.

https://pureinfotech.com/disable-tab-previews-google-chrome/

 

New Spectre-Related CPU Flaw Tops Intel’s Latest Critical Security Fixes

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/301812-new-spectre-related-cpu-flaw-tops-intels-latest-critical-security-fixes

 

2019 Trending as Worst Year on Record for Data Breaches

New Risk Based Security report shows data breaches up 33.3% over last year so far.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/2019-trending-as-worst-year-on-record-for-data-breaches/d/d-id/1336348

 

This is how Google Chrome will shame slow websites

It's about time

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/this-is-how-google-chrome-will-shame-slow-websites

 

simplewall (Wfp Tool)

An easy way to configure the Windows Filtering Platform and decide which services and protocols are allowed to launch on your computer and which should be blocked

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Network-Tools/Misc-Networking-Tools/Wfp-Tool.shtml

 

Apple could bundle news, TV, and music into one subscription as soon as 2020

A bushel of Apple services for one monthly fee

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/14/20964432/apple-tv-news-music-bundle-rumors-2020-launch

 

Intel fixes CPU security flaw it said was patched in May (updated)

Its earlier patch hadn't fully addressed the chip vulnerability.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/13/intel-fixes-cpu-security-flaw-for-real/

 

10 Ways to Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal

Check out these quick tips to boost your wireless signal from your router, extend and optimize your Wi-Fi coverage, and speed up your surfing.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/257032/10-ways-to-boost-your-wi-fi-signal

 

Google wants to be your new bank

https://www.komando.com/news/google-wants-to-be-your-new-bank/685450/

 

How to manage site settings in Vivaldi for Android

Find out how to enable or disable permissions on a site-by-site basis in the Vivaldi browser.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-manage-site-settings-in-vivaldi-for-android/

 

Troubleshooting guide to videos not playing on Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/video-not-playing-mac

 

Best Cheap Laptops: Black Friday 2019 - Deals & Buyer's Guide

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-cheap-laptops

 

How to personalize your Windows 10 PC

Your PC isn't merely a tool; it should feel like an extension of who you are.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3321920/how-to-personalize-your-pc.html

 

Qualcomm Bug Exposes Critical Data on Samsung, LG Phones

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/qualcomm-bug-exposes-critical-data-on-samsung-lg-phones/

 

The Best 5 Free & Affordable Alternatives to Quicken [November 2019]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-quicken-alternatives/

 

Amazon and Google double down on hands-free recipes to help sell their smart displays

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/14/amazon-and-google-double-down-on-hands-free-recipes-to-help-sell-their-smart-displays/

 

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

 

How to set up a turntable

Dust off your old LPs

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-set-up-a-turntable

 

Geekly Update - 13 November 2019Category: Telephony

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_13_november_2019.html

 

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/

 

AT&T Switches Customers to More Expensive Plans Without Permission

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/301680-att-switches-customers-to-more-expensive-plans-without-permission

 

Breaches Are Inevitable, So Embrace the Chaos

Avoid sinking security with principles of shipbuilding known since the 15th century.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/breaches-are-inevitable-so-embrace-the-chaos/a/d-id/1336286

 

This major Windows 10 change makes it harder to accidentally delete files

It's a little harder to delete key files by accident

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/this-major-windows-10-change-makes-it-harder-to-accidentally-delete-files

 

Dolphin

Enjoy your favorite console games in full HD on your computer using this simple and straightforward Wii and Nintendo emulator utility

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

 

Facebook updates iOS app to fix issues that let the camera open in the background

The issues were first reported this month

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/13/20963791/facebook-issue-fix-camera-open-background-update-ios-app-store

 

Brave says 8.7 million people use its privacy-focused browser every month

The milestone comes just as Brave hits version 1.0.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/13/brave-privacy-browser-8-million-users/

 

Asus and Google Develop Tinker Boards for AI

Two new Tinker Boards are being released with a focus on AI workloads, but there's nothing to stop you using one as a credit card-sized Linux PC.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371933/asus-and-google-develop-tinker-boards-for-ai

 

Scary new malware allows hackers to record people visiting porn sites

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/scary-new-malware-allows-hackers-to-record-people-visiting-porn-sites/685461/

 

Chrome devices receive longer auto update expiration dates

Find out how a Chromebook you use or buy today may receive updates for up to six and a half years.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/chrome-devices-receive-longer-auto-update-expiration-dates/

 

TP-Link goes vintage with Kasa Smart filament LED smart bulbs

Smart bulbs that look like antiques are all the rage, and TP-Link doesn’t want to be left behind.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3447676/tp-link-goes-vintage-with-kasa-smart-filament-led-smart-bulbs.html

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50 years ago, I helped invent the internet. How did it go so wrong?

https://www.newsday.com/opinion/commentary/internet-mit-creation-networking-1.38038199

 

After months of worry, BlueKeep vulnerability is now being exploited in mass-hacking campaign

https://www.grahamcluley.com/after-months-of-worry-bluekeep-vulnerability-is-now-being-exploited-in-mass-hacking-campaign/

 

5 hidden Windows 10 features you should be using

They may not get much press, but these powerful built-in Windows 10 tools can help you work smarter.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3452745/5-hidden-windows-10-features-you-should-be-using.html

 

What personal data you give away when you hand out your cell phone number

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/what-personal-data-you-give-away-when-you-hand-out-your-cell-phone-number-73250373788

 

A One-step Way to Lose Your Account … Forever

I see people lose access to their important accounts all the time. Most frustrating is that it's often their own fault that they can't regain access.

https://askleo.com/a-one-step-way-to-lose-your-account-forever/

 

Phishing scam issues fake court summons

Plus, two massive ransomware attacks hit Spain, the healthcare industry leads the pack in data breaches, and phishing scams are abusing Google Analytics

https://blog.avast.com/phishing-scam-poses-as-uk-ministry-of-justice

 

Untitled Goose Game security hole could have allowed hackers to wreak havoc

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/untitled-goose-game-security-hole-could-have-allowed-hackers-to-wreak-havoc-21721.html#new_tab

 

The CyberWire Daily Podcast

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-daily-2019-11-13.html

 

Facebook says a bug caused its iPhone app's inadvertent camera access (update: fixed)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/facebook-pilloried-over-iphone-secret-174849361.html

 

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

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

 

Apple Heart Study shows a lot of promise for digital health, but cardiologists still have questions

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/13/apple-releases-heart-study-results.html

 

Cyber attack on Asia Pacific ports could cost $110bn

A single cyber attack on major Asia Pacific ports could cost $110bn, roughly equivalent to half of all losses from natural catastrophes globally in 2018, according to new research from the University of Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

https://lloydslist.maritimeintelligence.informa.com/LL1129724/Cyber-attack-on-Asia-Pacific-ports-could-cost-$110bn

 

How To Hide Mounted Drives From The Dock On Ubuntu 19.10 (And Newer)

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/11/how-to-hide-mounted-drives-from-dock-on.html

 

The ByteCode Alliance wants to bring binary apps into your browser

The Bytecode Alliance aims to promote safe use—and reuse—of untrusted code at speed.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/11/the-bytecode-alliance-wants-to-bring-binary-apps-into-your-browser/

 

Orcus RAT Author Charged in Malware Scheme

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/11/orcus-rat-author-charged-in-malware-scheme/

 

Microsoft lists features deprecated and removed in Windows 10 November 2019 Update

With the November 2019 Update out, here's a look at what's deprecated or removed.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-lists-features-deprecated-and-removed-windows-10-november-2019-update

 

Yep, There's a Giant New MacBook Pro, and Yep, Apple Improved Its Keyboard

https://gizmodo.com/yep-theres-a-giant-new-macbook-pro-and-yep-apple-imp-1839825979

 

How to Fix: KB4522355 Won't Install (Win10 1903)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10651/how-fix-kb4522355-wont-install-win10-1903

 

[Guide] Things to Do After Installing Feature Update in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/guide-things-to-do-after-installing-feature-update-in-windows-10/

 

Chinese Cyberspies Use New Malware to Intercept SMS Traffic at Mobile Operators

https://www.securityweek.com/chinese-cyberspies-use-new-malware-intercept-sms-traffic-mobile-operators

 

Motorola Reboots the Razr, This Time With a Folding Display

Weird flex, but OK.

https://www.wired.com/story/motorola-razr-2019/

 

Hands On: The Motorola Razr Flip Phone Returns

I'm jaded, but Motorola's amazing new flip smartphone wowed me. That said, this thing is $1,499 and a Verizon exclusive.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371946/hands-on-the-motorola-razr-flip-phone-returns

 

5 steps to protect yourself from hackers online

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/5-steps-to-protect-yourself-from-hackers-online/682929/682929/

 

FAQ: Microsoft sharpens Edge

The company's new Chromium-based browser will officially arrive in final form in January. Here's what you need to know about it ahead of the rollout.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3452866/faq-microsoft-sharpens-edge.html

 

Russian hacker to be extradited to U.S. from Israel, high court rules

Alexei Burkove was arrested in 2015 while visiting Israel and is wanted in the United States on suspicion of cyber crimes.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/russian-hacker-be-extradited-u-s-israel-high-court-rules-n1079506

 

12 Steps to Keep from Getting Your Account Hacked

Here are the steps you need to take to prevent losing your account -- forever -- to a hacker.

https://askleo.com/12-steps-keep-getting-account-hacked/

 

The much-publicized BlueKeep threat has finally emerged – why should you care?

The Microsoft vulnerability could become the next runaway cyberthreat, like 2017’s WannaCry

https://blog.avast.com/what-is-bluekeep

 

Nikkei worker tricked into transferring $29 million into scammer’s bank account

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/nikkei-worker-tricked-into-transferring-29-million-into-scammers-bank-account-21732.html#new_tab

 

National Association of Manufacturers hacked during Sino-American trade negotiations (and tensions). Ineffectual DDoS attacks hit both of the UK’s largest political parties. Pemex says it’s completed recovery...

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2019/November/CyberWire_2019_11_13.html

 

Mozilla partners with Intel, Red Hat and Fastly to take WebAssembly beyond the browser

https://www.yahoo.com/news/mozilla-partners-intel-red-hat-160018247.html

 

Low RAM on Your Phone? 6 Android Memory Management Tips You Need to Know

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/memory-managing-ram-android-phone/

 

Motorola just brought back the famous Razr with a display that folds in half, but it costs $1,500

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/13/motorola-razr-folding-display-price-release-date.html

 

New Microsoft Phishing Campaign Targets Office365 Users

Links to the phishing domains come from compromised accounts (including LinkedIn). How hackers combine tactics in an advanced phishing threat.

https://heimdalsecurity.com/blog/new-microsoft-phishing-campaign-targets-office365-users/

 

ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors Now Available To Install On Linux From Flathub

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/11/onlyoffice-desktop-editors-now.html

 

BlueKeep: What you Need to Know

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/bluekeep-what-you-need-to-know/#new_tab

 

Patch Tuesday, November 2019 Edition

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/11/patch-tuesday-november-2019-edition/

 

A closer look at why Xbox doesn't use Bluetooth

Believe it or not, the wireless card in the Xbox One should be able to receive Bluetooth signals. But it's disabled. Why is that exactly?

https://www.windowscentral.com/so-why-doesnt-xbox-one-use-bluetooth-anyway

 

Facebook Launches Its Venmo Competitor, and What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

https://gizmodo.com/facebook-launches-its-venmo-competitor-and-what-could-1839808968

 

Google to Label Slow Loading Sites

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10652/google-label-slow-loading-sites

 

[Tip] How to Enable or Disable New YouTube Homepage Layout Design

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-enable-or-disable-new-youtube-homepage-layout-design/

 

Facebook Nixes Billions of Fake Accounts

https://www.securityweek.com/facebook-nixes-billions-fake-accounts

 

Russa Fails to Stop Alleged Hacker From Facing US Charges

The repercussions over custody and extradition of Aleksei Burkov have set off a geopolitical maelstrom 

https://www.wired.com/story/aleksei-burkov-russia-hacking-extradition/  

 

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

 

5 mistakes ruining your phone, laptop and tablet – and how to fix them

https://www.komando.com/video/gadgets/5-mistakes-ruining-your-phone-laptop-tablet-and-how-to-fix-them/682913/682913/

 

Windows 7 to Windows 10 migration guide

With Windows 7 rapidly approaching the end-of-support deadline, it’s time to get cracking on upgrading your organization to Windows 10. Use this planner to help ensure a successful migration.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3276311/windows-7-to-windows-10-migration-guide.html

 

Smartphone voting app needs security review, senator says

In a letter sent to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Sen. Ron Wyden requested a review of the Voatz voting app, which has been used in elections in Colorado, Oregon and Utah.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/smartphone-voting-app-needs-security-review-senator-says-n1079151

 

What Security Software Do You Recommend?

I have recommendations for specific security software and techniques in various places on the site. Here's a short summary.

https://askleo.com/what_security_software_do_you_recommend/

 

A look inside the hack of a nuclear reactor’s computer network

The threat analyst who alerted Indian government officials about a highly publicized threat discusses being at the center of a confusing viral news cycle

https://blog.avast.com/hack-of-computer-system-at-indian-nuclear-reactor-avast

 

Mac users warned that disabling all Office macros doesn’t actually disable all Office macros

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/mac-users-warned-that-disabling-all-office-macros-doesnt-actually-disable-all-office-macros-21744.html#new_tab

 

Slowly awakening to the problems we face.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-caveat-2019-11-13.html

 

Email Attacks Impersonating Individuals Hit 22%, reports email security firm Agari

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/email-attacks-impersonating-individuals-hit-140000350.html

 

How to Send Websites to Kindle so You Can Read Later

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/save-websites-to-read-later-on-your-kindle/

 

Apple reportedly planning a bundled digital media subscription plan launching as soon as next year

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/14/apple-said-to-plan-bundled-services-subscription-plan-for-2020.html

 

Russia officially introduced a 'sovereign internet' law to let Putin cut off the entire country from the rest of the web

https://www.businessinsider.com/russia-sovereign-internet-law-cut-web-access-censorship-2019-11\\

 

Alexa, delete what I just said! Here's how to prevent Amazon from listening in

Delete your voice recordings and stop sharing them with Amazon, Google and Apple.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/alexa-delete-what-i-just-said-heres-how-to-prevent-amazon-from-listening-in/

 

Apple thinks glasses will replace smartphones: What it means for you

https://www.androidauthority.com/apple-glasses-1053095/

 

Stanford Medicine publishes full results from the Apple Watch Heart Study

https://9to5mac.com/2019/11/13/apple-heart-study-full-results/

 

Vulnerability In Ring Doorbells Left the Door Open for Hackers to Open the Door

https://gizmodo.com/vulnerability-in-ring-doorbells-left-the-door-open-for-1839697255

 

Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Premium just hit a crazy low price

B&H brings it down to a new all-time low of $50.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3453936/nuance-dragon-naturallyspeaking-13-premium-just-hit-a-crazy-low-price.html]

 

[Did You Know] Launch Microsoft Office Apps in Secret Safe Mode

https://www.askvg.com/did-you-know-launch-microsoft-office-apps-in-secret-safe-mode/

 

Vulnerability in McAfee Antivirus Products Allows DLL Hijacking

https://www.securityweek.com/vulnerability-mcafee-antivirus-products-allows-dll-hijacking

 

Intel Failed to Fix a Hackable Chip Flaw Despite a Year of Warnings

Speculative execution attacks still haunt Intel, long after researchers told the company what to fix.

https://www.wired.com/story/intel-mds-attack-taa/

 

Facebook Removed 3.2B Fake Accounts Since April

The latest Facebook Community Standards Enforcement Report demonstrates how big of a task policing the social network has become.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371958/facebook-removed-3-2b-fake-accounts-since-april

 

Free check to see if your router has been hacked by criminals

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/test-your-router-to-see-if-its-been-hacked-heres-how/312613/

 

Microsoft (finally) delivers service pack-like Windows 10 1909

The latest version of Windows 10 is little more than a rerun of the May version of the operating system, though it does offer a few new features.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3453343/microsoft-finally-delivers-service-pack-like-windows-10-1909.html

 

Teens take Instagram seriously — and it's costing some of them their personal data

Minors on Instagram are switching to business accounts so they can see how many people view their posts, but they are exposing their contact details in the process.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/all/teens-take-instagram-seriously-it-s-costing-some-them-their-n1078541

 

How Do I Remove Malware?

Trying to remove malware? I'll walk you through the steps and options, from simple to hard, including the only approach that's guaranteed to work.

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_remove_malware/

 

9 tips everyone forgets to follow on their smartphone

Follow these handy tips to enjoy your smartphone while still protecting your privacy

https://blog.avast.com/9-smartphone-tips-privacy-security

 

Facebook has made a tool to trick facial recognition systems

Taking the face out of Facebook

https://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3083112/facebook-ai-tool-trick-facial-recognition

 

The CyberWire Daily Podcast

The UK’s Labour Party says it was hacked, but unsuccessfully. 

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-daily-2019-11-12.html

 

5 apps draining your iPhone battery

https://www.yahoo.com/news/5-apps-draining-iphone-battery-223240782.html

 

The 7 Best Sites to Securely Download Safe Mac Apps

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

 

Apple is using a new app to get volunteers for research on hearing, heart disease and women’s health

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/14/apple-research-app-solicits-volunteers-for-heart-hearing-studies.html

 

How do you access the Dark Web Safely After Following The Simple Tips

https://tagteam.harvard.edu/hub_feeds/4158/feed_items/2503910

 

Johnson City replacing nearly 300 computers after ransomware attack

https://wcyb.com/news/local/johnson-city-replacing-nearly-300-computers-after-ransomware-attack

 

Apple’s Reach Reshapes Medical Research

The company’s tools enable researchers to track huge numbers of people. But doctors do not yet know if it will significantly improve health outcomes.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/14/technology/apple-harvard-health-studies.html

 

Study: Ransomware, Data Breaches at Hospitals tied to Uptick in Fatal Heart Attacks

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/11/study-ransomware-data-breaches-at-hospitals-tied-to-uptick-in-fatal-heart-attacks/

 

Apple launches Research app, US users can enroll in three health studies

https://9to5mac.com/2019/11/14/apple-launches-research-app-us-users-can-enroll-in-three-health-studies/#more-619936

 

Adobe's Experimental New Features Promise a Future Where Nothing's Real

https://gizmodo.com/adobes-experimental-new-features-promise-a-future-where-1839695560

 

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

 

[Tip] Enable Fingerprint Lock Protection in WhatsApp on Android Mobile Phone

https://www.askvg.com/tip-enable-fingerprint-lock-protection-in-whatsapp-on-android-mobile-phone/

 

Intel Driver Vulnerability Can Give Attackers Deep Access to a Device

https://www.securityweek.com/intel-driver-vulnerability-can-give-attackers-deep-access-device

 

The Best TVs for Every Budget

From affordable LCDs to fancy OLED models, these are our favorite TVs for any budget.

https://www.wired.com/gallery/best-tvs/

 

Report: Nvidia RTX 3080 Cards Launch June 2020

We should expect the 7nm Ampere architecture to be announced in March followed by the first RTX 30 cards over the summer months.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371940/report-nvidia-rtx-3080-cards-launch-june-2020

 

3 downloads you need to keep your Windows computer safe

https://www.komando.com/downloads/3-downloads-you-need-to-keep-your-windows-computer-safe/585797/

 

Patch Tuesday arrives with Access error, 1909 in tow, and a promise of no more 'optional' patches this year

November's Patch Tuesday packed a wallop — errors in Access; an annoying carousel of never-ending Malicious Software Removal Tool installations, now fixed; several new Servicing Stack updates; another IE 'exploited' security hole shrouded in secrecy; a promise that we won’t see any more 'optional non-security' cumulative updates this year; and a new but not new version 1909 rollout.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3453322/patch-tuesday-arrives-with-access-error-1909-in-tow-and-a-promise-of-no-more-optional-patches-this.html

 

Verizon launches its own Android TV set-top box, called Stream TV (Update: No Netflix)

https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/11/13/verizon-launches-its-own-android-tv-set-top-box-called-stream-tv/

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Get Organized: How Technology Can Help (and Hurt) Your Sleep

Data from a sleep tracker helped one writer get more sleep. Technology can help you get more sleep, too, if you first understand what you can and cannot change.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/371732/get-organized-how-technology-can-help-and-hurt-your-sleep

 

Snowflake for Chrome

Bypass blocked content or create a proxy that enables users from censored networks to access content freely and anonymously via this extension

Snowflake for 

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

 

What to Do if Your Windows 10 Keyboard or Mouse Aren’t Working

https://www.howtogeek.com/445944/what-to-do-if-your-windows-10-keyboard-or-mouse-arent-working/

 

The Best Features in Windows 10 Version 1909

https://lifehacker.com/the-best-features-coming-in-windows-10-version-1909-1838851768

 

Russian who allegedly ran illegal Cardplanet site extradited to U.S.

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/russian-who-allegedly-ran-illegal-cardplanet-site-extradited-to-u-s/

 

How to Back Up Your iPhone to iTunes

Works for iPad backups, too

https://www.lifewire.com/backup-iphone-using-itunes-4773518

 

How to protect online browsing with Private Network on Firefox

Firefox now has a service to hide your online activities and IP address from public network, and here are the steps to use the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/protect-online-browsing-private-network-firefox/

 

Memes could be our secret weapon against pesky bots

Our uniquely human sense of humor may be our best defense against robots trying to impersonate us.

https://www.cnet.com/news/memes-could-be-our-secret-weapon-against-pesky-bots/

 

Has a Hacker Really Hacked My Email Account?

A scam claims your email account has been hacked, possibly even including a password you've used. Don't be fooled.

https://askleo.com/has-a-hacker-really-hacked-my-email-account/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JuwT2NMx2pdfbL

 

Handbrake 1.3 video converter out with major improvements

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/13/handbrake-1-3-video-converter-out-with-major-improvements/

 

Fix WINWORD.EXE errors in Office applications on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/fix-winword-exe-office-applications-errors

 

How to Install Steam on Chromebook

https://www.maketecheasier.com/install-steam-on-chromebook/

 

Ransomware with a difference as hackers threaten to release city data

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/10/28/johannesburg-hit-by-second-malware-attack/

 

[Heads Up] Scam Of The Week: Phishing Attacks Using Better Benefits And Pay Raise Bait

https://blog.knowbe4.com/heads-up-scam-of-the-week-phishing-attacks-using-better-benefits-and-pay-raise-bait

 

[Tip] Add Web Page Thumbnail Preview Image to New Tab Hover Cards in Google Chrome

https://www.askvg.com/tip-add-web-page-thumbnail-preview-image-to-new-tab-hover-cards-in-google-chrome/

 

13 df Linux Commands With Examples

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/df-command-linux-example/

 

'Treated as a criminal': Walmart receipt and bag checks anger customers. Your rights explained

https://www.yahoo.com/news/treated-criminal-walmart-receipt-bag-090000205.html

 

Netflix explains why its apps won't work on older TVs and set-top boxes

DRM ruins everything.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/12/netflix-older-hardware-drm/

 

Intel still hasn’t fixed a dangerous flaw that lets hackers steal your passwords

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/intel-still-hasnt-fixed-a-dangerous-flaw-that-lets-hackers-steal-your-passwords/685359/

 

How to Get and Use Apple TV+

Apple offers a free, seven-day trial of Apple TV+, while those with a new Apple device get it free for a year. Here's how to get Apple's new streaming service.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/371702/how-to-get-and-use-apple-tv

 

LastPass for Chrome (this is also available on FireFox, Edge Chromium, and many other browsers based on Chrome)

Handy and efficient extension that brings everything that LastPass has to offer directly within your computer's Google Chrome browser

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

 

It’s About Time: Microsoft Is Finally Killing My People

https://www.howtogeek.com/447939/its-about-time-microsoft-is-finally-killing-my-people/

 

The Best Places to Get Stunning Desktop Wallpaper

https://lifehacker.com/top-10-places-to-get-stunning-desktop-wallpaper-1781991380

 

Pemex claims victory over cyberattack; $4.9 million ransom reportedly demanded

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cyberattack/pemex-claims-victory-over-cyberattack-4-9-million-ransom-reportedly-demanded/

 

What to Do When Google Home Stops Playing Music

How to troubleshoot Google Home music problems

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-google-home-stops-playing-music-4160058

 

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1909, NOVEMBER 2019 UPATE: ALL NEW FEATURES AND CHANGES

UPDATED 11/11: Windows 10 version 1909, November 2019 Update, is expected to release in October, and here are all the new features and changes that Microsoft has added to the new version thus far.

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

 

Lawmakers push antitrust regulators to do more on Big Tech's potential monopolies

A hearing with the Justice Department and FTC keeps up the attention on antitrust concerns swirling in the tech industry.

https://www.cnet.com/news/lawmakers-push-antitrust-regulators-to-do-more-on-big-techs-potential-monopolies/

 

How To Reduce System Restore Disk Space Usage

System Restore is allocated a certain amount of space on your hard disk. If that's excessive, you can use less space, but at the cost of fewer restore points.

https://askleo.com/how-to-reduce-system-restore-disk-space-usage/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JuwT2NMx2pdfbL

 

How to upgrade to Windows 10 version 1909

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/13/how-to-upgrade-to-windows-10-version-1909/

 

Malwarebytes Support Tool will help you Troubleshoot or Uninstall Malwarebytes

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/malwarebytes-support-tool

 

Save Your iPhone from Imminent Doom with iMobie PhoneRescue 4

https://www.maketecheasier.com/imobie-phonerescue4-review/

 

Phishers strike at mobile wellness app company

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/10/25/phishers-strike-at-mobile-wellness-app-company/

 

[Heads-Up] North Korean Malware Found On Indian Nuclear Plant's Network

https://blog.knowbe4.com/heads-up-north-korean-malware-found-on-indian-nuclear-plants-network

 

[Firefox Tip] Restore Green Padlock Icon for Secure HTTPS Websites in Address bar

https://www.askvg.com/firefox-tip-restore-green-padlock-icon-for-secure-https-websites-in-address-bar/

 

Top 6 Sites to Download Microsoft Word Templates

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-5-sites-find-microsoft-word-templates/

 

Apple reportedly revealed devices expected to replace iPhone in October

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-reportedly-revealed-devices-expected-212818694.html

 

Dell says it will power all of its facilities with renewable energy by 2040

The company also pledged to use more recycled materials in its products.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/12/dell-sustainability-pledge-2030/

 

Putting a custom ringtone on your iPhone is easier than you think

https://www.komando.com/how-tos/putting-a-custom-ringtone-on-your-iphone-is-easier-than-you-think/604649/

 

How to Find a Lost Smartphone

Smartphones are pricey and contain a lot of personal information. If you’ve misplaced your iPhone or Android phone, hunt it down with Find my iPhone or Find My Device.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/361920/how-to-find-a-lost-smartphone

 

Brave Browser

Make your Internet surfing sessions more enjoyable by avoiding annoying ads and intrusive trackers using this appealing and intuitive browser

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

 

How to Hide Error Values and Indicators in Microsoft Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/442863/how-to-hide-error-values-and-indicators-in-microsoft-excel/

 

What to Do If a Package Is Stolen From Your Porch

https://lifehacker.com/what-to-do-if-a-package-is-stolen-from-your-porch-1819473675

 

Gates: Stone discussed WikiLeaks DNC email dump with Trump

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/gates-stone-discussed-wikileaks-dnc-email-dump-with-trump/

 

How to Fix a Kernel Security Check Failure Error in Windows

Is it a virus or something else?

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-kernel-security-check-failure-in-windows-4773425

 

How to uninstall Windows 10 version 1909, November 2019 Update

If you're having problems with the Windows 10 November 2019 Update, version 1909, or you're not ready for the new upgrade, use these steps to remove it from your computer.

https://pureinfotech.com/uninstall-windows-10-1909/

 

Millions of Facebook, Instagram posts removed for violating rules

The social network releases new data on content it yanked between April and September.

https://www.cnet.com/news/millions-of-facebook-instagram-posts-removed-for-violating-rules/

 

How Do I Get into My Outlook.com Account If I Don’t Have the Recovery Phone or Email?

If you don't have access to your account recovery phone number or alternate email address, there is a process you can go through to regain access to your account -- maybe.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-get-into-my-hotmailoutlook-com-account-if-i-dont-have-the-recovery-phone-or-email/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JuwT2NMx2pdfbL

 

Microsoft Windows Security Updates November 2019 overview

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/12/microsoft-windows-security-updates-november-2019-overview/

 

Features removed in Windows 10 v1909

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/features-removed-in-windows-10-v1909

 

Why Does My TV Say No Signal? A Quick Troubleshooting Guide

https://www.maketecheasier.com/troubleshoot-tv-no-signal-issue/

 

How to Fix: NAS, Robocopy ERROR 5 (0x00000005) Changing File Attributes

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10646/how-fix-nas-robocopy-error-5-0x00000005-changing-file-attributes

 

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is Over... Now What?

https://blog.knowbe4.com/national-cybersecurity-awareness-month-is-over...-now-what

 

[Fix] Some Websites Fail to Load in Mozilla Firefox After Update

https://www.askvg.com/fix-some-websites-fail-to-load-in-mozilla-firefox-after-update/

 

How to Use Your Smartphone as a Windows Microphone

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

 

Intel fixes CPU security flaw it said was patched in May (updated)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/2019-11-13-intel-fixes-cpu-security-flaw-for-real.html

 

Intel unveils its first chips built for AI in the cloud

There's also a next-gen computer vision chip.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/12/intel-nervana-chips-for-ai-in-cloud/

 

You have to see this car that uses flying drones to light the road ahead of you

https://www.komando.com/video/gadgets/you-have-to-see-this-car-that-uses-flying-drones-to-light-the-road-ahead-of-you/682923/682923/

 

RIP iTunes: How to Sync Music and Media on Mac With Finder

Apple macOS Catalina removes iTunes, so you have to use Finder to sync your music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and books between your computer and mobile device.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/371682/rip-itunes-how-to-sync-music-and-media-on-mac-with-finder

 

PPSSPP iconPPSSPP

Play your favorite PSP games on a Windows environment, with support for ISO images and PSN downloaded games, and includes debugging tools for advanced operations

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/Fun/PPSSPP.shtml

 

How to Freeze or Hide Columns and Rows in Google Sheet

https://www.howtogeek.com/446672/how-to-freeze-or-hide-columns-and-rows-in-google-sheets/

 

Automatically Organize Your Downloads With This Chrome Extension

https://lifehacker.com/automatically-organize-your-downloads-with-this-chrome-1839817777

 

VMware patches five security vulnerabilities

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/vmware-patches-five-security-vulnerabilities/

 

What Is Smishing and How Does It Work?

How to protect yourself against a phishing text message

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-smishing-how-does-it-work-4772660

 

How to check if Windows 10 version 1909, November 2019 Update, is installed on your PC

November 2019 Update 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-10-1909-november-2019-update-installed/

 

Ikea launches a new $10 smart bulb

The Swedish home store now has more than 10 smart lights on offer.

https://www.cnet.com/news/ikea-launches-a-new-10-smart-bulb/

 

What’s a NAS? How Do I Set One Up?

NAS, for Network Attached Storage, is a device that provides shared disk space on your network. You may already have one.

https://askleo.com/whats-a-nas/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JuwT2NMx2pdfbL

 

Read MSDN Magazines, Newsletters and TechNet Newsletters online

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/12/read-msdn-magazines-newsletters-and-technet-newsletters-online/

 

100 Google products that were deprecated or abandoned

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/google-products-that-were-discountinued

 

How to Play PSP Games in Linux with PPSSPP

https://www.maketecheasier.com/play-psp-games-linux-ppsspp/

 

How to Boot from M.2 SSD Windows 10? Focus on 3 Ways [MiniTool Tips]

https://www.minitool.com/backup-tips/boot-from-m2.html

 

Ransomware Attack Causes School 'District-Wide Shutdown'

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ransomware-attack-causes-school-district-wide-shutdown/

 

[Firefox Tip] Remove Lockwise and Monitor Sections from About:Protections Page

https://www.askvg.com/firefox-tip-remove-lockwise-and-monitor-sections-from-aboutprotections-page/

 

5 Ways Your WhatsApp Messages Can Be Hacked

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

 

Facebook to launch new payment system (just what we all need, another payment system)

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/facebook-launch-payment-system-204441376.html

 

Brave says 8.7 million people use its privacy-focused browser every month

The milestone comes just as Brave hits version 1.0.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/13/brave-privacy-browser-8-million-users/

 

Your emails are tracked – here’s how to stop it

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/your-emails-are-tracked-heres-how-to-stop-it-2/610559/

 

Intel Struggles to Fix Hardware-Based Flaws, Researchers Say

Two separate groups of academics say they exploited chip flaws on 9th-generation Intel Cascade Lake processors, which were supposedly designed to stop such attacks.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371928/intel-struggles-to-fix-hardware-based-flaws-researchers-say

 

PPSSPP Portable

Enjoy your PSP games right on your PC with the help of this portable software utility that promises unrivaled quality and ease of use

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Other-Portable-Applications/PPSSPP-Portable.shtml

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New PC? Here are Five Things You MUST Do Now

https://askbobrankin.com/new_pc_here_are_five_things_you_must_do_now.html

 

4 essential steps to safer online shopping and banking

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

 

What happens when your healthcare data is stolen or held for ransom? It depends

Hospitals are reluctant to disclose attacks, and regulations don't offer clear advice about what to tell patients.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/what-happens-when-your-healthcare-data-is-stolen-or-held-for-ransom-it-depends/

 

Windows 10 November 2019 Update review: Service Packs are cool again

The November 2019 Update (version 1909) brings polish to Windows akin to an old school Service Pack, and we think that's great.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-november-2019-update-review

 

Yahoo Japan and Line are reportedly going to merge

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/13/yahoo-japan-and-line-are-reportedly-going-to-merge/

 

HDMI vs. DisplayPort: Which display interface reigns supreme?

They standards are more alike than different, but one is common to TVs and the other is typically found only on PCs.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2030669/hdmi-vs-displayport-which-display-interface-reigns-supreme.html

 

Mexico's Pemex Oil Suffers Ransomware Attack, $4.9 Million Demanded

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/mexicos-pemex-oil-suffers-ransomware-attack-49-million-demanded/

 

New Spectre-Related CPU Flaw Tops Intel’s Latest Critical Security Fixes

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/301812-new-spectre-related-cpu-flaw-tops-intels-latest-critical-security-fixes

 

8 Tips for More Secure Mobile Computing

Mobile devices are a huge part of enterprise IT. Here's what to advise their users to do to keep their devices - and critical business data - best protected.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/8-tips-for-more-secure-mobile-computing/d/d-id/1336088

 

Intel Cascade Lake CPUs hit by new security flaw

Attacks could allow hackers to steal data from systems powered by Cascade Lake CPUs

https://www.techradar.com/news/intel-cascade-lake-cpus-hit-by-new-security-flaw

 

How to Take a Screen Snip (Screenshot) with Snip & Sketch in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/109297-take-screen-snip-snip-sketch-windows-10-a.html

 

How to View Your Roku Wireless Network

https://www.techjunkie.com/view-roku-wireless-network/

 

Apple’s new 16-inch MacBook Pro features a larger display, a new Magic Keyboard, and booming sound

Geared toward pro content creators and software developers, the new 16-inch MacBook Pro costs the same as discontinued 15-inch models.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3452584/apple-new-16-inch-macbook-pro.html

 

Intel is still struggling with the truth about its processor security flaws

Intel claimed issues were fixed, but they weren’t

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/13/20962667/intel-processor-security-vulnerabilities-researchers-disclosure

 

All the incoming foldable phones of 2019 and beyond

With the Galaxy Fold now here, the foldable phone onslaught begins

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/foldable-phones-release-date,news-28705.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

 

Apple’s redesigned 16-inch MacBook pro is finally official – here’s what you need to know

https://bgr.com/2019/11/13/16-inch-macbook-pro-2019-release-date-price-and-specs-official/

 

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1909, NOVEMBER 2019 UPATE: ALL NEW FEATURES AND CHANGES

UPDATED 11/11: Windows 10 version 1909, November 2019 Update, is expected to release in October, and here are all the new features and changes that Microsoft has added to the new version thus far.

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

 

Intel Frost Canyon NUC Details Leak

Intel's tiny desktop PC gets 10th-gen Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processor upgrades.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371908/intel-frost-canyon-nuc-details-leak

 

How to tell if someone opened your email

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/how-to-tell-if-someone-opened-your-email/592745/

 

Five reasons healthcare data security is at Ebola crisis levels

Lots of PHI, low security, and multiple entry points make hospitals the perfect target for hackers and ransomware attacks are up 45% in Q3.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/five-reasons-healthcare-data-security-is-at-ebola-crisis-levels/

 

Brave browser now available, bringing speed and private browsing features

Brave aims to deliver a fast and private way to view the web.

https://www.windowscentral.com/brave-browser-now-available-bringing-speed-and-private-browsing-features

 

Netflix and Nickelodeon partner on original programming, following Disney+ launch

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/13/netflix-and-nickelodeon-partner-on-original-programming-following-disney-launch/

 

Microsoft's Windows 10 November 2019 Update goes live, but you have to seek it out

A more robust Windows 10 feature release, known as 20H1, is due in 2020.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3453277/microsofts-windows-10-november-2019-update-goes-live.html

 

Windows 10 November 2019 Update Is Now Available

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-november-2019-update-is-now-available/

 

At a Glance: Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Super Twin Fan Review

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/301773-at-a-glance-zotac-geforce-gtx-1660-super-twin-fan-review

 

Cardplanet Operator Extradited for Facilitating Credit Card Fraud

Russian national Aleksei Burkov is charged with wire fraud, access device fraud, and conspiracy to commit identity theft, among other crimes.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/cardplanet-operator-extradited-for-facilitating-credit-card-fraud/d/d-id/1336344

 

Want the best 16-inch MacBook Pro? Be ready to fork over more than six grand

Apple's next laptop is super expensive, as always

https://www.techradar.com/news/want-the-best-16-inch-macbook-pro-be-ready-to-fork-over-more-than-six-grand

 

How to Use Malicious Software Removal Tool in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6027-malicious-software-removal-tool-windows.html

 

The Best Free Dynamic DNS [November 2019]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-free-dynamic-dns/

 

16-inch MacBook Pro hands-on: Faster, prettier, and all-around better (especially the keyboard)

First impressions of Apple's new pro-grade laptop, which replaces the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3453356/first-look-16-inch-macbook-pro.html

 

Lightroom on iOS will soon allow direct photo import from external storage

No more Siri Shortcuts

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/13/20963107/adobe-lightroom-apple-ipad-ios-direct-photo-import

 

Disney acknowledges Disney Plus’s major technical issues

Disney Plus' launch-day drama

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/disney-plus-having-technical-errors-on-launch-day

 

Canonical Outs Major Linux Kernel Security Updates for All Supported Ubuntu OSes

Canonical released today a new batch of Linux kernel security updates for all of its supported Ubuntu Linux releases to address the latest Intel CPU vulnerabilities, as well as other important flaws.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/canonical-outs-important-linux-kernel-updates-for-all-supported-ubuntu-releases-528153.shtml

 

Chrome will start warning you when you visit a website that loads slowly

https://bgr.com/2019/11/12/google-chrome-update-slow-websites-badge-warning/

 

WINDOWS 10 UPDATE KB4524570 RELEASES FOR VERSION 1909 AND 1903

Microsoft begins the rollout of November 2019 quality updates for all versions of Windows 10, and here's all you need to know and the download links.

https://pureinfotech.com/kb4524570-windows-10-1909-1903/

 

Is Google Snooping on Your Health Records?

On Monday, Ascension, a major healthcare provider in the US, announced a partnership with Google that's raising concerns the tech giant is gaining access to people's health records without their consent.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371904/is-google-snooping-on-your-health-records

 

5 tricks to get the most out of Microsoft Word and Excel

https://www.komando.com/downloads/5-tricks-to-get-the-most-out-of-microsoft-word-and-excel/591620/

 

How cybercriminals trick you into giving your information over the phone

IBM's Chief People Hacker Stephanie "Snow" Carruthers describes how criminals use caller ID spoofing to get your private data.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-cybercriminals-trick-you-into-giving-your-information-over-the-phone/

 

How to master Bluetooth on Windows 10

How to use Bluetooth? Here's everything you need to know to get started with the wireless technology to pair devices, send data, improve security, and much more on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-master-bluetooth-windows-10

 

Brave launches version 1.0 of its privacy-focused browser

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/13/brave-launches-version-1-0-of-its-privacy-focused-browser/

 

Graphics cards coolers compared: Blower vs. axial designs

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

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

 

Microsoft's November 2019 Patch Tuesday Fixes IE Zero-day, 74 Flaws

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsofts-november-2019-patch-tuesday-fixes-ie-zero-day-74-flaws/

 

Google Plans to Shame Slow Websites in Chrome

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/301776-google-plans-to-shame-slow-websites-in-chrome

 

Microsoft Patches IE Zero-Day Among 74 Vulnerabilities

The November Patch Tuesday update fixed 13 critical flaws, including a zero-day bug in Internet Explorer.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/microsoft-patches-ie-zero-day-among-74-vulnerabilities/d/d-id/1336341

 

NordVPN just made its super cheap Black Friday VPN deal even better

70% off and three months free?! (remember they had a data breach, but not knowing this vpn, if the data was encrypted like LastPass, should be safe without a supercomputer to break the encryption)

https://www.techradar.com/news/nordvpn-just-made-its-super-cheap-black-friday-vpn-deal-even-better

 

How to Install Windows 10 as Virtual Machine in VirtualBox

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8088-install-windows-10-virtual-machine-virtualbox.html

 

How to Automatically Sort Email in Gmail

https://www.techjunkie.com/automatically-sort-email-gmail/

 

How to manage new Sign in with Apple identities

Apple has added its own login option for third parties, but you have to hunt a bit to find the controls.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3451362/how-to-manage-new-sign-in-with-apple-identities.html

 

Disney+ surpasses 10 million subscribers on first day

App has been downloaded more than 3.2 million times

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/13/20963172/disney-plus-subscribers-10-million-star-wars-marvel-pixar-launch

 

Disney Plus app: Where to download for iPhone, Android and more

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/disney-plus-app

 

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.s(oftpedia.com/news/how-to-import-mozilla-firefox-browsing-data-in-chromium-microsoft-edge-528089.shtml

 

Disney+ is live, but some users are getting streaming errors

https://bgr.com/2019/11/12/disney-plus-unable-to-connect-issues/

 

WINDOWS 10 LIFECYCLE DETAILS

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

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

 

Intel Struggles to Fix Hardware-Based Flaws, Researchers Say

Two separate groups of academics say they exploited chip flaws on 9th-generation Intel Cascade Lake processors, which were supposedly designed to stop such attacks.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371928/intel-struggles-to-fix-hardware-based-flaws-researchers-say

 

Lost the remote? Control your TV from your smartphone

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/tv-remote-downloads/592763/

 

How to manage Siri privacy settings in iOS 13.2 (this is why 13.2 was quickly followed by 13.2.2 which you should have.  13.3 will be out before end of year)

In iOS 13.2, you can opt out of Siri voice review requests and delete recording history from your Apple devices.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-manage-siri-privacy-settings-in-ios-13-2/

 

How to disable sound for all notifications on Windows 10 November 2019 Update

You can now disable notification sounds for all apps, and in this guide, we'll show you how on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-disable-sound-all-notifications-windows-10-november-2019-update

 

Wayfair’s app adds 3D visualization tools, including interactive photos & a room planner

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/13/wayfairs-app-adds-3d-visualization-tools-for-shoppers-including-interactive-photos-a-room-planner/

 

This Switch-ready 512GB SanDisk Ultra microSD card is down to $80 today

Get ready for Pokemon Sword and Shield.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3453324/this-switch-ready-512gb-sandisk-ultra-microsd-card-is-down-to-80-today.html

 

Microsoft Fixes Windows 10 Update and Intel Driver Battery Drain

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-fixes-windows-10-update-and-intel-driver-battery-drain/

 

Google Struck a Deal to Secretly Access Health Data on Millions of Americans

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/301802-google-struck-a-deal-to-secretly-access-health-data-on-millions-of-americans

 

The Myths of Multifactor Authentication

Organizations without MFA are wide open to attack when employees fall for phishing scams or share passwords. What's holding them back?

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/authentication/the-myths-of-multifactor-authentication/a/d-id/1336262

 

Amazon Echo Studio review

The Amazon Echo Studio squeezes in loads of smart audio tech into a single affordable speaker, with mostly-great results.

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

 

How to Do a Repair Install of Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/16397-repair-install-windows-10-place-upgrade.html

 

iPhone Won’t Auto-Rotate – What to Do

https://www.techjunkie.com/iphone-auto-rotate/

 

Beat the Black Friday rush with 73% off this HD waterproof action cam bundle

https://www.macworld.com/article/3451559/beat-the-black-friday-rush-with-73-off-this-hd-waterproof-action-cam-bundle.html

 

Motorola’s folding Razr leaks again just hours before official launch event

This time, it’s thanks to the FCC

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/13/20962963/motorola-foldable-razr-fcc-listing-leaked-images

 

Latest iOS 13 update reportedly wrecks your battery life

One step forward, two steps back

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/latest-ios-13-update-wrecks-your-battery-life

 

get2Clouds

Transfers files using various cloud providers (e.g. Google Drive, Dropbox, Telekom Cloud) and encrypts data to protect your privacy

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/get2Clouds.shtml

 

This might be Sony’s secret PS5 invention to keep the price down

https://bgr.com/2019/11/12/ps5-price-vs-playstation-4-how-sony-might-keep-costs-down-at-launch/

 

How to print picture using Photos app on Windows 10

Yes, you can still print pictures, and in this guide, we'll show the steps to perform this task using the Photos app.

https://pureinfotech.com/print-picture-photos-app-windows-10/

 

Facebook App Caught Activating Phone Camera Without Permission

Website designer Joshua Maddux noticed the curious issue while scrolling through the Facebook app. As he transitioned between different Pages, he spotted the app showing the camera view alongside the main Facebook feed.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371914/facebook-app-caught-activating-phone-camera-without-permissi

 

Photoshop too expensive? Use these free alternatives instead

https://www.komando.com/downloads/photoshop-too-expensive-use-these-free-alternatives-instead/594828/

 

US cities with the fastest and slowest internet speeds

The nationwide average internet speed is 50.2 Mbps, but one city is reaching up to 100.8 Mbps.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/us-cities-with-the-fastest-and-slowest-internet-speeds/

 

Innr Smart Plug review: A cheaper way for Philips Hue users to take control of their “dumb” lights

Small, sturdy, and reliable, the Innr Smart Plug makes for an inexpensive alternative to the new Philips Hue Smart plug.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3449441/innr-smart-plug-review.html

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Here's How to Make Your Computer Indestructible

https://askbobrankin.com/heres_how_to_make_your_computer_indestructible.html

 

Here's What Makes the AirPods Pro Apple's Best Wireless Earbuds

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/heres-makes-airpods-pro-apples-210900180.html

 

Hotmail Got Hacked – What to Do

https://www.techjunkie.com/hotmail-got-hacked/

 

What’s the Best Registry Cleaner?

The best registry cleaner is none at all. There may be cases where you want to use one, though, and I'll review which I'd use and how to use them safely.

https://askleo.com/best-registry-cleaner/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IdH2HodA6pdfbL

 

AMD unveils 32-core Threadripper 3970X, 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X, and unlocked Athlon

The 32-core Threadripper will cost $1,999, and there'll be a 24-core Threadripper for $1,399, too.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3452016/amd-unveils-32-core-threadripper-3970x-for-2000-16-core-ryzen-and-unlocked-athlon.html

 

The world’s cheapest 4K monitor has a killer feature that every vendor should adopt

Walmart stocks a 40-inch model at an unbelievable price

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-worlds-cheapest-4k-monitor-has-a-killer-feature-that-every-vendor-should-adopt

 

Best Windows Laptops: Black Friday 2019 - Deals & Buyer's Guide

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-windows-laptop

 

Specially Crafted ZIP Files Used to Bypass Secure Email Gateways

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/specially-crafted-zip-files-used-to-bypass-secure-email-gateways/

 

10 Little-Known Corners of the Deep Web You Might Actually Like

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/little-known-corners-deep-web-might-actually-like/

 

What is Account Protection in Windows 10 and how to hide this section

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/account-protection-area-in-windows-10

 

How to Make Application “Always on Top” in Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/make-application-always-on-top-windows/

 

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/

 

Microsoft's Chromium-Based Edge Browser Available as Release Candidate (have used the beta some, seem to be good and more usable)

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

 

Tech lessons from 72 hours without electricity

Backup batteries, solar charges, and UPS boxes kept me afloat during three days mostly cut off from the world.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3452058/tech-lessons-from-72-hours-without-electricity.html

 

Shortwave Internet Radio Player For Linux Has Its First Beta Release

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/11/shortwave-internet-radio-player-for.html

 

Alexa and Google Assistant Speakers Open to Laser Hack Attacks

Focused light can trigger fake voice commands

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/how-to-hack-alexa-or-google-home-with-frickin-laser-beams

 

Amazon’s blowing out MacBook Air laptops starting at $750, today only

https://bgr.com/2019/11/11/macbook-air-2018-vs-2019-amazon-sale/

 

SMS provider said 168,000 Valentine’s texts were delayed — now it says the number is higher (a case of better late than never)

Messaging company now reviewing policies to ‘ensure this does not happen again.’

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/8/20955771/delayed-text-messages-valentines-day-syniverse-total-number-growth-carriers

 

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/

 

How to Import and Organize Audiobooks on Your Computer

If you want to put audiobook CDs onto your computer, iPhone, or iPad, importing them into iTunes or Apple’s Music app is the easy part. Organizing them is a different story.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/363665/how-to-import-and-organize-audiobooks-on-your-computer

 

5 tricks for organizing messy cords and cables  (also on bags of coffee, is a double wire plastic resealer that one can use)

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/596781/5-tricks-to-organize-cables

 

Chinese professor files country's first lawsuit against use of facial recognition technology in zoo row (another instance of how much this world is shrinking

https://news.yahoo.com/chinese-professor-files-countrys-first-134310595.html

 

What Is the Most Secure VPN Protocol?

https://www.techjunkie.com/most-secure-vpn-protocol/

 

Does Whole-disk Encryption Impact Computer Performance?

Whole-disk encryption has only minimal impact on the performance of modern computers and hard drives. I'll review why that's the case and outline something more important: your ability to access the data when something goes wrong.

https://askleo.com/does-whole-disk-encryption-impact-computer-performance/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IdH2HodA6pdfbL

 

With the App Defense Alliance, Google Play Protect might actually keep malware off your phone

Google has announced a new alliance to augment its inadequate Play Protect malware detection system.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3452738/google-play-protect-app-defense-alliance.html

 

HP laptop sale: save up to $700 ahead of Black Friday

Holiday early access deals on a wide selection of laptops

https://www.techradar.com/news/hp-laptop-sale-save-up-to-dollar700-ahead-of-black-friday

 

Best 4K PC Monitors: Black Friday 2019 - Deals & Buyer's Guide

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-4k-monitors

 

Microsoft to Remove Downloads Folder from Disk Cleanup (then you have to manually manage the contents, deleting what is obsolete)

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-to-remove-downloads-folder-from-disk-cleanup/

 

Top 6 Sites to Download Microsoft Word Templates

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-5-sites-find-microsoft-word-templates/

 

Enable Enhanced Anti-Spoofing for Windows 10 Hello Face Authentication

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-enhanced-anti-spoofing-for-windows-10-hello-face-authentication

 

How to Make Mac Launchpad More Useful

https://www.maketecheasier.com/make-mac-launchpad-more-useful/

 

Why conversational AI will become a c-suite priority in 2020

Voice-enabled chatbots provide new ways for customers to interact on different channels including websites and text messaging.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-conversational-ai-will-become-a-c-suite-priority-in-2020/

 

KaOS Linux Brings Order to the Desktop

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/KaOS-Linux-Brings-Order-to-the-Desktop-86345.html

 

What the AirPods Pro hint about Apple’s wearable AR philosophy

As Apple’s newest wearable device, the AirPods Pro may point to how Apple thinks about other wearable devices, like an AR headset.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3452667/what-the-airpods-pro-hint-about-apples-wearable-ar-philosophy.html

 

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

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

 

Hackers Unlock Any Phone Using Photographed Fingerprints In Just 20 Minutes

Nobody is safe

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/hackers-unlock-any-phone-using-photographed-fingerprints-in-just-20-minutes

 

Woot! is practically giving away great Amazon devices during its latest one-day sale

https://bgr.com/2019/11/11/woot-is-practically-giving-away-great-amazon-devices-during-its-latest-one-day-sale/

 

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

 

How to protect online browsing with Private Network on Firefox

Firefox now has a service to hide your online activities and IP address from public network, and here are the steps to use the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/protect-online-browsing-private-network-firefox/

 

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

 

YouTubers beware: Account hijackings on the rise

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/598262/youtubers-beware-account-hijackings-on-the-rise

 

Google updates the Nest Hub to sense where you are without a camera

https://news.yahoo.com/2019-11-06-google-nest-hub-max-ultrasound-sensing-now-available.html

 

What is the Best VPN Service? [November 2019]

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

 

Why Do I See Lots of Failed Login Attempts on My Account?

We are all under constant attack. I'll show you how to look at your Outlook.com recent activity and review why it might be full of failed login attempts.

https://askleo.com/lots-of-failed-login-attempts/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IdH2HodA6pdfbL

 

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

 

Microsoft urges users to patch against BlueKeep attacks

A spike in BlueKeep exploit attempts has left Microsoft and security researchers concerned

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-urges-users-to-patch-against-bluekeep-attacks

 

How to set up OneDrive Personal Vault storage on Windows 10

If you have sensitive files you want to store in OneDrive, then you want to use Personal Vault to keep more secure, and here's how.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-set-onedrive-personal-vault-storage-windows-10

 

QNAP Warns Users to Secure Devices Against QSnatch Malware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/qnap-warns-users-to-secure-devices-against-qsnatch-malware/

 

How to Easily Share Files Between Mac and Windows

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

 

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

 

Can’t Upload Files to Google Drive? Here are a Few Fixes

https://www.maketecheasier.com/google-drive-cannot-upload-files-fixes/

 

Research: How tech can help identify hate speech videos and impact content moderation

A Boston University professor discusses his team's study of hate attacks organized on 4chan and how their research could impact content moderation.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/research-how-tech-can-help-identify-hate-speech-videos-and-impact-content-moderation/

 

Daily Crunch: YouTube redesigns its homepage

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/08/daily-crunch-youtube-redesign/

 

Chromium-based Edge Browser to Launch January 2020

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10648/chromium-based-edge-browser-launch-january-2020

 

Cheat.sh Shows Cheat Sheets On The Command Line Or In Your Code Editor

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/07/cheatsh-shows-cheat-sheets-on-command.html

 

iPhone 12: Everything We Know About Apple’s 2020 iPhones

From 5G and a new design to a powerful new 5-nanometer chip, the iPhone 12 should be the biggest upgrade in years.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/latest-iphone-12-news

 

Apple AR headset to launch by 2022, with sleeker AR glasses to follow in 2023

https://bgr.com/2019/11/11/apple-ar-glasses-release-date-headset-to-launch-by-2022/

 

How to save battery life on your Android phone

Keep your phone powering on

https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/19/20698309/android-phone-batter-save-drain-how-to

 

How to import printed data table from picture into Excel

You can now snap a picture of a printed data table to import its information into Microsoft Excel, and here’s how to do ti.

https://pureinfotech.com/import-printed-data-table-picture-excel/

 

How to Set Up and Get the Most From Your Amazon Fire TV Stick

Amazon's Fire TV Stick is a great way to get access to all kinds of streaming services, and to make that access portable, too. Getting the most out of the hardware takes a little doing, however. Our guide can help.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/371252/how-to-set-up-and-get-the-most-from-your-amazon-fire-tv-stic

 

How to tell if a Google Play app is safe

https://www.komando.com/apps/591593/how-to-tell-if-a-google-play-app-is-safe

 

Adobe deploys artificial intelligence to enhance creativity

https://news.yahoo.com/adobe-deploys-artificial-intelligence-enhance-creativity-172158058.html

 

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

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

 

Why Am I Getting “Invalid Password”?

"Invalid password" messages frustrate a lot of people, particularly when they're certain they've typed in the right thing. I'll review how what you enter might still be invalid.

https://askleo.com/why-am-i-getting-invalid-password/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IdH2HodA6pdfbL

 

The Google Pixel 4 isn't getting monthly Android updates on time and that's a problem

Google says the November Security update will roll out “in the next few weeks.”

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3452841/google-pixel-4-november-security-update-slow-rollout.html

 

Nvidia Geforce users need to patch their systems now

A total of 12 vulnerabilities have been resolved in Nvidia's latest patch

https://www.techradar.com/news/nvidia-geforce-users-need-to-patch-their-systems-now

 

SwiftKey for iOS gains voice typing and trending GIFs

SwiftKey users on iOS now have two more options to chat with their friends.

https://www.windowscentral.com/swiftkey-ios-gains-voice-typing-and-trending-gifs

 

NVIDIA Fixes Security Flaws in GPU Driver, GeForce Experience

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/nvidia-fixes-security-flaws-in-gpu-driver-geforce-experience/

 

The Best Soundbars for Audiophiles on a Budget

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-soundbars-audiophiles-budget/

 

Picture Window Pro offers professional image editing features for free

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/picture-window-pro-image-editing

 

How to Neutralize the Threat Posed by Your Zombie Accounts

https://www.maketecheasier.com/neutralize-threat-posed-by-zombie-accounts/

 

How to obscure open ports with knockd

Learn how to obfuscate SSH login with port knocking.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-obscure-open-ports-with-knockd/

 

Popular Android phones can be tricked into snooping on their owners

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/08/android-baseband-flaws/

 

How to Fix: Cannot Uninstall AVG Secure Browser (Won't Remove)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10649/how-fix-cannot-uninstall-avg-secure-browser-wont-remove

 

How To Change Snap Refresh (Update) Schedule

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/07/how-to-change-snap-refresh-update.html

 

New Sony camera may be the iPhone 12’s secret weapon

IMX686 is Sony’s next big sensor

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/new-sony-camera-may-be-the-iphone-12s-secret-weapon

 

The iPhone of forehead thermometers just got an early Black Friday discount to $19.99

https://bgr.com/2019/11/11/best-forehead-thermometer-early-black-friday-deal/

 

How to check which version of Chrome OS you’re running

Some new features demand a specific version

https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/16/20916164/how-to-check-version-chrome-os-chromebook-google-features

 

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/

 

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

 

Google's new feature helps you avoid distractions on your Android device

https://www.komando.com/apps/590861/google-focus-mode-for-android

 

Apple publishes new technical details on privacy features

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-publishes-technical-details-privacy-140000875.html

 

Wyze unwraps a $1.49-per-month cloud storage plan for its budget home security cameras

While it isn’t quite ready for prime time, Wyze’s new plan manages to undercut the $3/month cloud storage plans from rivals Ring and Arlo.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3452356/wyze-new-complete-motion-capture-plan.html?utm_date=20191111025010

 

How start-up SpyGuy helps find cameras hidden in Airbnb rentals

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/start-up-spyguy-makes-device-to-sniff-out-hidden-cameras-in-airbnb-rentals-130035869.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

Here's How to Make Your Computer Indestructible

https://askbobrankin.com/heres_how_to_make_your_computer_indestructible.html

 

Here's What Makes the AirPods Pro Apple's Best Wireless Earbuds

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/heres-makes-airpods-pro-apples-210900180.html

 

Hotmail Got Hacked – What to Do

https://www.techjunkie.com/hotmail-got-hacked/

 

What’s the Best Registry Cleaner?

The best registry cleaner is none at all. There may be cases where you want to use one, though, and I'll review which I'd use and how to use them safely.

https://askleo.com/best-registry-cleaner/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IdH2HodA6pdfbL

 

AMD unveils 32-core Threadripper 3970X, 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X, and unlocked Athlon

The 32-core Threadripper will cost $1,999, and there'll be a 24-core Threadripper for $1,399, too.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3452016/amd-unveils-32-core-threadripper-3970x-for-2000-16-core-ryzen-and-unlocked-athlon.html

 

The world’s cheapest 4K monitor has a killer feature that every vendor should adopt

Walmart stocks a 40-inch model at an unbelievable price

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-worlds-cheapest-4k-monitor-has-a-killer-feature-that-every-vendor-should-adopt

 

Best Windows Laptops: Black Friday 2019 - Deals & Buyer's Guide

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-windows-laptop

 

Specially Crafted ZIP Files Used to Bypass Secure Email Gateways

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/specially-crafted-zip-files-used-to-bypass-secure-email-gateways/

 

10 Little-Known Corners of the Deep Web You Might Actually Like

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/little-known-corners-deep-web-might-actually-like/

 

What is Account Protection in Windows 10 and how to hide this section

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/account-protection-area-in-windows-10

 

How to Make Application “Always on Top” in Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/make-application-always-on-top-windows/

 

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/

 

Microsoft's Chromium-Based Edge Browser Available as Release Candidate (have used the beta some, seem to be good and more usable)

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

 

Tech lessons from 72 hours without electricity

Backup batteries, solar charges, and UPS boxes kept me afloat during three days mostly cut off from the world.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3452058/tech-lessons-from-72-hours-without-electricity.html

 

Shortwave Internet Radio Player For Linux Has Its First Beta Release

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/11/shortwave-internet-radio-player-for.html

 

Alexa and Google Assistant Speakers Open to Laser Hack Attacks

Focused light can trigger fake voice commands

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/how-to-hack-alexa-or-google-home-with-frickin-laser-beams

 

Amazon’s blowing out MacBook Air laptops starting at $750, today only

https://bgr.com/2019/11/11/macbook-air-2018-vs-2019-amazon-sale/

 

SMS provider said 168,000 Valentine’s texts were delayed — now it says the number is higher (a case of better late than never)

Messaging company now reviewing policies to ‘ensure this does not happen again.’

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/8/20955771/delayed-text-messages-valentines-day-syniverse-total-number-growth-carriers

 

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/

 

How to Import and Organize Audiobooks on Your Computer

If you want to put audiobook CDs onto your computer, iPhone, or iPad, importing them into iTunes or Apple’s Music app is the easy part. Organizing them is a different story.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/363665/how-to-import-and-organize-audiobooks-on-your-computer

 

5 tricks for organizing messy cords and cables  (also on bags of coffee, is a double wire plastic resealer that one can use)

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/596781/5-tricks-to-organize-cables

 

Chinese professor files country's first lawsuit against use of facial recognition technology in zoo row (another instance of how much this world is shrinking

https://news.yahoo.com/chinese-professor-files-countrys-first-134310595.html

 

What Is the Most Secure VPN Protocol?

https://www.techjunkie.com/most-secure-vpn-protocol/

 

Does Whole-disk Encryption Impact Computer Performance?

Whole-disk encryption has only minimal impact on the performance of modern computers and hard drives. I'll review why that's the case and outline something more important: your ability to access the data when something goes wrong.

https://askleo.com/does-whole-disk-encryption-impact-computer-performance/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IdH2HodA6pdfbL

 

With the App Defense Alliance, Google Play Protect might actually keep malware off your phone

Google has announced a new alliance to augment its inadequate Play Protect malware detection system.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3452738/google-play-protect-app-defense-alliance.html

 

HP laptop sale: save up to $700 ahead of Black Friday

Holiday early access deals on a wide selection of laptops

https://www.techradar.com/news/hp-laptop-sale-save-up-to-dollar700-ahead-of-black-friday

 

Best 4K PC Monitors: Black Friday 2019 - Deals & Buyer's Guide

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-4k-monitors

 

Microsoft to Remove Downloads Folder from Disk Cleanup (then you have to manually manage the contents, deleting what is obsolete)

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-to-remove-downloads-folder-from-disk-cleanup/

 

Top 6 Sites to Download Microsoft Word Templates

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-5-sites-find-microsoft-word-templates/

 

Enable Enhanced Anti-Spoofing for Windows 10 Hello Face Authentication

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-enhanced-anti-spoofing-for-windows-10-hello-face-authentication

 

How to Make Mac Launchpad More Useful

https://www.maketecheasier.com/make-mac-launchpad-more-useful/

 

Why conversational AI will become a c-suite priority in 2020

Voice-enabled chatbots provide new ways for customers to interact on different channels including websites and text messaging.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-conversational-ai-will-become-a-c-suite-priority-in-2020/

 

KaOS Linux Brings Order to the Desktop

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/KaOS-Linux-Brings-Order-to-the-Desktop-86345.html

 

What the AirPods Pro hint about Apple’s wearable AR philosophy

As Apple’s newest wearable device, the AirPods Pro may point to how Apple thinks about other wearable devices, like an AR headset.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3452667/what-the-airpods-pro-hint-about-apples-wearable-ar-philosophy.html

 

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

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

 

Hackers Unlock Any Phone Using Photographed Fingerprints In Just 20 Minutes

Nobody is safe

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/hackers-unlock-any-phone-using-photographed-fingerprints-in-just-20-minutes

 

Woot! is practically giving away great Amazon devices during its latest one-day sale

https://bgr.com/2019/11/11/woot-is-practically-giving-away-great-amazon-devices-during-its-latest-one-day-sale/

 

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

 

How to protect online browsing with Private Network on Firefox

Firefox now has a service to hide your online activities and IP address from public network, and here are the steps to use the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/protect-online-browsing-private-network-firefox/

 

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

 

YouTubers beware: Account hijackings on the rise

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/598262/youtubers-beware-account-hijackings-on-the-rise

 

Google updates the Nest Hub to sense where you are without a camera

https://news.yahoo.com/2019-11-06-google-nest-hub-max-ultrasound-sensing-now-available.html

 

What is the Best VPN Service? [November 2019]

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

 

Why Do I See Lots of Failed Login Attempts on My Account?

We are all under constant attack. I'll show you how to look at your Outlook.com recent activity and review why it might be full of failed login attempts.

https://askleo.com/lots-of-failed-login-attempts/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IdH2HodA6pdfbL

 

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

 

Microsoft urges users to patch against BlueKeep attacks

A spike in BlueKeep exploit attempts has left Microsoft and security researchers concerned

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-urges-users-to-patch-against-bluekeep-attacks

 

How to set up OneDrive Personal Vault storage on Windows 10

If you have sensitive files you want to store in OneDrive, then you want to use Personal Vault to keep more secure, and here's how.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-set-onedrive-personal-vault-storage-windows-10

 

QNAP Warns Users to Secure Devices Against QSnatch Malware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/qnap-warns-users-to-secure-devices-against-qsnatch-malware/

 

How to Easily Share Files Between Mac and Windows

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

 

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

 

Can’t Upload Files to Google Drive? Here are a Few Fixes

https://www.maketecheasier.com/google-drive-cannot-upload-files-fixes/

 

Research: How tech can help identify hate speech videos and impact content moderation

A Boston University professor discusses his team's study of hate attacks organized on 4chan and how their research could impact content moderation.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/research-how-tech-can-help-identify-hate-speech-videos-and-impact-content-moderation/

 

Daily Crunch: YouTube redesigns its homepage

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/08/daily-crunch-youtube-redesign/

 

Chromium-based Edge Browser to Launch January 2020

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10648/chromium-based-edge-browser-launch-january-2020

 

Cheat.sh Shows Cheat Sheets On The Command Line Or In Your Code Editor

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/07/cheatsh-shows-cheat-sheets-on-command.html

 

iPhone 12: Everything We Know About Apple’s 2020 iPhones

From 5G and a new design to a powerful new 5-nanometer chip, the iPhone 12 should be the biggest upgrade in years.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/latest-iphone-12-news

 

Apple AR headset to launch by 2022, with sleeker AR glasses to follow in 2023

https://bgr.com/2019/11/11/apple-ar-glasses-release-date-headset-to-launch-by-2022/

 

How to save battery life on your Android phone

Keep your phone powering on

https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/19/20698309/android-phone-batter-save-drain-how-to

 

How to import printed data table from picture into Excel

You can now snap a picture of a printed data table to import its information into Microsoft Excel, and here’s how to do ti.

https://pureinfotech.com/import-printed-data-table-picture-excel/

 

How to Set Up and Get the Most From Your Amazon Fire TV Stick

Amazon's Fire TV Stick is a great way to get access to all kinds of streaming services, and to make that access portable, too. Getting the most out of the hardware takes a little doing, however. Our guide can help.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/371252/how-to-set-up-and-get-the-most-from-your-amazon-fire-tv-stic

 

How to tell if a Google Play app is safe

https://www.komando.com/apps/591593/how-to-tell-if-a-google-play-app-is-safe

 

Adobe deploys artificial intelligence to enhance creativity

https://news.yahoo.com/adobe-deploys-artificial-intelligence-enhance-creativity-172158058.html

 

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

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

 

Why Am I Getting “Invalid Password”?

"Invalid password" messages frustrate a lot of people, particularly when they're certain they've typed in the right thing. I'll review how what you enter might still be invalid.

https://askleo.com/why-am-i-getting-invalid-password/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IdH2HodA6pdfbL

 

The Google Pixel 4 isn't getting monthly Android updates on time and that's a problem

Google says the November Security update will roll out “in the next few weeks.”

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3452841/google-pixel-4-november-security-update-slow-rollout.html

 

Nvidia Geforce users need to patch their systems now

A total of 12 vulnerabilities have been resolved in Nvidia's latest patch

https://www.techradar.com/news/nvidia-geforce-users-need-to-patch-their-systems-now

 

SwiftKey for iOS gains voice typing and trending GIFs

SwiftKey users on iOS now have two more options to chat with their friends.

https://www.windowscentral.com/swiftkey-ios-gains-voice-typing-and-trending-gifs

 

NVIDIA Fixes Security Flaws in GPU Driver, GeForce Experience

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/nvidia-fixes-security-flaws-in-gpu-driver-geforce-experience/

 

The Best Soundbars for Audiophiles on a Budget

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-soundbars-audiophiles-budget/

 

Picture Window Pro offers professional image editing features for free

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/picture-window-pro-image-editing

 

How to Neutralize the Threat Posed by Your Zombie Accounts

https://www.maketecheasier.com/neutralize-threat-posed-by-zombie-accounts/

 

How to obscure open ports with knockd

Learn how to obfuscate SSH login with port knocking.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-obscure-open-ports-with-knockd/

 

Popular Android phones can be tricked into snooping on their owners

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/08/android-baseband-flaws/

 

How to Fix: Cannot Uninstall AVG Secure Browser (Won't Remove)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10649/how-fix-cannot-uninstall-avg-secure-browser-wont-remove

 

How To Change Snap Refresh (Update) Schedule

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/07/how-to-change-snap-refresh-update.html

 

New Sony camera may be the iPhone 12’s secret weapon

IMX686 is Sony’s next big sensor

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/new-sony-camera-may-be-the-iphone-12s-secret-weapon

 

The iPhone of forehead thermometers just got an early Black Friday discount to $19.99

https://bgr.com/2019/11/11/best-forehead-thermometer-early-black-friday-deal/

 

How to check which version of Chrome OS you’re running

Some new features demand a specific version

https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/16/20916164/how-to-check-version-chrome-os-chromebook-google-features

 

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/

 

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

 

Google's new feature helps you avoid distractions on your Android device

https://www.komando.com/apps/590861/google-focus-mode-for-android

 

Apple publishes new technical details on privacy features

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-publishes-technical-details-privacy-140000875.html

 

Wyze unwraps a $1.49-per-month cloud storage plan for its budget home security cameras

While it isn’t quite ready for prime time, Wyze’s new plan manages to undercut the $3/month cloud storage plans from rivals Ring and Arlo.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3452356/wyze-new-complete-motion-capture-plan.html?utm_date=20191111025010

 

How start-up SpyGuy helps find cameras hidden in Airbnb rentals

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/start-up-spyguy-makes-device-to-sniff-out-hidden-cameras-in-airbnb-rentals-130035869.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

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