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Microsoft Confirms Major Windows 10 Security Update: Here’s What You Need To Know

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/11/23/microsoft-confirms-critical-windows-10-security-change-heres-what-you-need-to-know/

 

6 data breach dangers lurking in your home and office

https://www.komando.com/how-tos/6-data-breach-dangers-lurking-in-your-home-and-office/685793/

 

The best and worst Windows changes in the past decade

Over the past decade Windows has gone through several significant changes—some achieved great success, and some resulted in near disastrous consequences.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-best-and-worst-windows-changes-in-the-past-decade/

 

Beware of the 'juice-jacking' scam, Boulder DA says

Officials advise to bring your own chargers for your devices and to plug them into a wall outlet.

https://www.9news.com/article/tech/personal-tech/public-phone-charging-stations-scam/73-6e3760a4-0bcd-4179-b43c-907079c0c4a4

 

5 Ways to Check the Security of Your Internet Connection

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-ways-check-security-internet-connection/

 

What is the difference between malware and a virus?

https://macpaw.com/how-to/malware-and-virus

 

Why Is My Machine Slowing Down?

A PC running Windows can slow down for many reasons. Viruses, spyware, updated software, disk fragmentation, and more can lead to performance drops.

https://askleo.com/why_is_my_machine_slowing_down/

 

Upgrading to a 5G phone: When's the right time?

Let us help you decide.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3454301/upgrading-to-a-5g-phone-whens-the-right-time.html

 

T-Mobile discloses data breach affecting over 1 million subscribers

https://9to5mac.com/2019/11/23/t-mobile-discloses-data-breach-affecting-over-1-million-subscribers/

 

Borat actor: Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter are ‘the greatest propaganda machine in history’ for hate groups

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/21/sacha-baron-cohen-rips-on-facebook-and-big-tech-for-sowing-hate.html

 

Software bugs have become Apple’s greatest vulnerability

Signs point to Apple changing its development practices to combat software bugginess.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3455224/software-bugs-have-become-apples-greatest-vulnerability.html

 

Amazon tells senator there are few restrictions on how police may use Ring doorbell footage

https://blog.avast.com/amazon-says-few-restrictions-on-police-use-of-ring-footage

 

Russian Man Sentenced to Prison for Using Neverquest Trojan to Steal Money

https://www.securityweek.com/russian-man-sentenced-prison-using-neverquest-trojan-steal-money

 

Android Malware Records Calls, Tracks Location

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10657/android-malware-records-calls-tracks-location

 

How To Bind Mouse Buttons To Keyboard Keys Or Commands (Linux Using X11)

If you have a mouse with extra buttons, you can bind those buttons to perform a key combination, run a program, command or script. This will only work if you use X11 (it does not work on Wayland) because the tools we'll use for this only support X11.

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/11/how-to-bind-mouse-buttons-to-keyboard.html

 

Leak from a reliable insider says PS5 is much faster than Xbox Scarlett right now

https://bgr.com/2019/11/22/ps5-vs-xbox-scarlett-playstation-5-runs-games-better-right-now/

 

More than 1 million T-Mobile customers exposed by breach

https://www.yahoo.com/news/more-1-million-t-mobile-002533233.html

 

As Venezuela's economy struggles, some of its citizens turn to a lucrative gig: Cybercrime

Hacking efforts are particularly lucrative for Venezuelans as they are sold for cryptocurrency, a welcome alternative to the country’s own currency, which has endured rapid inflation.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/venezuela-s-economy-struggles-some-its-citizens-turn-lucrative-gig-n1089701

 

What Do TV Model Numbers and SKUs Actually Mean? How to Know If You're Getting a Good Deal

Those long strings of numbers and letters in TV model names actually mean something. We decode the SKUs for every major TV manufacturer.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/371829/what-do-tv-model-numbers-and-skus-actually-mean-how-to-know

 

15 incredibly useful sites you wish you knew about before now

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/15-incredibly-useful-sites-you-wish-you-knew-about-before-now/684967/

 

How to Destroy Your Laptop: 5 Mistakes to Avoid Destruction

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways-utterly-destroy-laptop-slowly-surely/

 

How to safely use public wifi

https://macpaw.com/how-to/safely-use-public-wifi

 

How Do I Find Out What Program Is Using All My CPU?

Occasionally, one program uses all of your computer's processing resources. Using Task Manager, it's easy to figure out which program that is.

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_find_out_what_program_is_using_all_my_cpu/

 

Google starts the countdown clock on Cloud Print, gives users a year to find an alternative

Another one bites the dust.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3454908/google-starts-the-countdown-clock-on-cloud-print-gives-users-a-year-to-find-an-alternative.html

 

Texas man says he was gifted an Apple Watch, now he credits it with detecting undiagnosed AFib

https://9to5mac.com/2019/11/23/apple-watch-waco-vet-afib/

 

Microsoft granted license to export ‘mass-market’ software to Huawei

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/21/microsoft-granted-license-to-export-mass-market-software-to-huawei.html

 

How to use a mouse on an iPad or iPhone

So long as you're running at least iOS 13 or iPadOS 13, you can now use a wired or wireless mouse with an iPad or iPhone. Watch Leif show you how.

https://www.macworld.com/video/99627/how-to-use-a-mouse-on-an-ipad-or-iphone

 

Five things to know about smart speakers for the holidays

Millions of people will get an Alexa, Google Home, or Apple smart speaker for the holidays – help them ensure secure practices from the start

https://blog.avast.com/five-things-to-know-about-smart-speakers-for-the-holidays

 

Hackers Accessed Information of T-Mobile Prepaid Customers

https://www.securityweek.com/hackers-accessed-information-t-mobile-prepaid-customers

 

'Windows Update' by Email is Actually Ransomware

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10658/windows-update-email-actually-ransomware

 

scrcpy 1.11 Available For Download (View And Control Your Android Phone From A Linux, Windows Or macOS Desktop)'

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/11/scrcpy-111-available-for-download-view.html

 

Leak says iPhone 12 will get a big upgrade that has only ever appeared in Android phones

https://bgr.com/2019/11/22/iphone-12-leaks-specs-to-include-6gb-of-ram-3d-cameras-and-5g/

 

Apple's App Store reviews detail unwanted sexual advances, some toward children: Report

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-apos-app-store-reviews-165434972.html

 

Police used Google location data to find an accused bank robber. He says that's illegal.

"Cases like this aren't just about criminal defendants," an ACLU lawyer said. "It's about all of our rights under the Constitution."

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/police-used-google-location-data-find-accused-bank-robber-he-n1086836

 

Having Trouble Seeing Your iPhone or iPad Screen? Use These Tools

Adjust accessibility settings on iPhone and iPad to make the screen easier to read, including dark mode and Zoom. The Magnifier tool can also help you see the world around you.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/354840/how-to-use-your-iphone-or-ipad-to-help-you-see-better

 

5 things your home security system must have

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/5-things-your-home-security-system-must-have/605549/

 

New Google Translate Tricks, Android Apps on Windows, Lower Your Rent

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/new-google-translate-tricks-android-apps-windows-lower-rent/

 

Everything you need to know about RAT malware detection and removal

https://macpaw.com/how-to/remove-rat-malware

 

Where’s My Disk Space Going?

It's not uncommon to run out of disk space. A free utility can show where your disk space is going so you can determine what steps to take.

https://askleo.com/wheres_my_disk_space_going/

 

HP Printers Discounted Right Now In This Pre-Black Friday Sale

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3454621/hp-printers-discounted-right-now-in-this-pre-black-friday-sale.html?utm_date=20191123223837

 

Apple @ Work: Locus Health is transforming in-home patient care with iPad

https://9to5mac.com/2019/11/23/locus-health-apple/

 

Obama: ‘People don’t know what’s true’ with YouTube and social media

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/21/obama-dreamforce-speech-touches-on-polarization-inequality.html

 

Apple may finally be getting serious about stopping iOS bugs before they reach our iPhones

A new system will let testers turn off problematic features.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3455159/apple-is-finally-getting-serious-about-stopping-ios-bugs-before-they-reach-our-iphones.html

 

How Hackable is Your Password?

https://askbobrankin.com/how_hackable_is_your_password.html

 

Long-Patched Vulnerabilities Still Present in Many Popular Android Apps

https://www.securityweek.com/long-patched-vulnerabilities-still-present-many-popular-android-apps

 

U.S. Senators press Amazon for answers about Ring security

https://www.techhive.com/article/3454916/senators-press-amazon-on-ring-security.html?utm_date=20191123223944

 

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

With Ubuntu 19.10, the dock shows mounted volume and device icons by default. This article explains how to disable these mounted devices from showing on the Ubuntu Dock, on Ubuntu 19.10 and newer.

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

 

Apple is making big changes to how it builds software so iOS 14 might be less buggy

https://bgr.com/2019/11/21/ios-14-release-date-beta-testing-less-buggy-ios-13/

 

The Intel-AMD Showdown

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/intel-amd-showdown-223910154.html

 

'Cyborg' bots spread misinformation in Louisiana and Kentucky elections, researchers say

Accounts that use a mix of human direction and automation point to the continuous evolution of misinformation strategies.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/cyborg-bots-spread-misinformation-louisiana-kentucky-elections-researchers-say-n1086271

 

How to Disable Web Notifications

Wishing you could receive fewer notifications from your browser? There are ways to control push notifications and block the pop-ups you don't want.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/355627/how-to-disable-web-notifications

 

Best days and times to avoid Thanksgiving traffic, according to Google

https://www.komando.com/technology/best-days-and-times-to-avoid-thanksgiving-traffic-according-to-google/685293/

 

5 Google Search Alternatives to Find Something New

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google-search-alternatives/

 

How to remove pitchofcase.com malware from Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/remove-pitchofcase-malware-mac

 

Stop Spreading Manure

Perhaps most importantly, stop believing it.

It’s an example of yet another brouhaha: a report a few years ago that Google blatantly admitted you should have no expectation of privacy whatsoever when using their services. The internet went crazy. Many sources proclaimed, “How outrageous! We told you so! Google is evil!” Mainstream news outlets picked up stories from smaller publishers, and they all confirmed the entire sordid mess.

Except the internet was wrong. Manure, to use a polite term, was being spread far, wide, and fast.

https://askleo.com/stop-spreading-manure/

 

This accessory turns a laptop into a dual-monitor workhorse

https://boingboing.net/2019/11/23/this-accessory-turns-a-laptop.html

 

Tim Cook promises to keep fighting for DACA, user privacy, and more in new interview

https://9to5mac.com/2019/11/23/tim-cook-promises-to-keep-fighting-for-daca-user-privacy-and-more-in-new-interview/

 

YouTube CEO implores video creators to take some time off

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/21/youtube-ceo-anne-wojicki-to-video-creators-take-some-time-off.html

 

Apple is finally building a TV app for Windows because it still doesn't care about PCs

Better late than never I guess.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3454502/apple-is-finally-building-a-tv-app-for-windows-because-it-still-doesnt-care-about-pcs.html

 

Geekly Update - 21 November 2019

How much of your 'private information' could a white-hat hacker dig up using legal tricks and publicly available databases? Can those popular DNA testing kits reliably predict your chances of getting cancer, diabetes, or Alzheimers? And what should you do if your Roku TV starts asking for your credit card and other personal information? Get answers in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. This issue is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_21_november_2019.html

 

Dozens of Vulnerabilities Found in Open Source VNC Systems

https://www.securityweek.com/dozens-vulnerabilities-found-open-source-vnc-systems

 

Gmail’s apps now support dynamic content thanks to AMP

Turning your emails into an interactive webpage

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/22/20977483/gmail-dynamic-email-amp-ios-android-app-interactive

 

Shortwave Internet Radio Player For Linux Has Its First Beta Release

Shortwave, the successor of Gradio, had it first beta release over the weekend. This is a GTK Internet radio player written in Rust, which uses radio-browser.info as its radio stations database.

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

 

iPhone 5G to support both mmWave and sub-6GHz bands

https://bgr.com/2019/11/21/iphone-12-leaks-apple-5g-phones-to-support-mmwave-and-sub-6ghz-bands/

 

'The Entire System Is Designed to Suppress Us.' What the Chinese Surveillance State Means for the Rest of the World

https://www.yahoo.com/news/entire-system-designed-suppress-us-113919198.html

 

Google changes election ads policy to limit targeting

Google said it would start limiting audience targeting for election ads to age, gender and general location at a postal code level.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/google-changes-election-ads-policy-limit-targeting-n1087681

 

How to Beat iPhone App Overload

That killer app only helps you if you can find it on your iPhone when you need it. Productivity expert Jill Duffy tells you how to keep your apps tidy and organized so they're always at your fingertips.

https://www.pcmag.com/commentary/313365/get-organized-4-tips-for-organizing-iphone-apps

 

Check your home now for these dangerous recalled products

https://www.komando.com/news/check-your-home-now-for-these-dangerous-recalled-products/692931/

 

3 Ways to Run Android Apps on Windows

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

 

Motorola Razr: Hands-on with the folding phone

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-50515650/motorola-razr-hands-on-with-the-folding-phone

 

Black Friday 2019 deals: The cheapest gaming PC you can build

We're now in one of the best times of year to build a PC.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3144042/black-friday-deals-the-cheapest-gaming-pc-you-can-build.html

 

Cleverly Reimagined Slax Distro Pushes Portable Linux's Limits

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Cleverly-Reimagined-Slax-Distro-Pushes-Portable-Linuxs-Limits-86374.html

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Apple says it's lost money on repairs over the last decade

It says replacing your iPhone's battery is too difficult for users to do on their own.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/21/apple-repair-costs/

 

How To Stop Your Phone From Listening To You

https://news.yahoo.com/stop-phone-listening-160500695.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

Louisiana recovers from a ransomware attack against state servers. North Korea appears to still be interested in Indian industry--this time it’s people looking for jobs at Hindustan Aeronautics. 

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-daily-2019-11-19.html

 

Wi-Fi 6: Better, faster routers are here -- here's what you need to know

Got Wi-Fi 6 questions? We've got answers.

https://www.cnet.com/news/wi-fi-6-and-what-it-means-for-you-wifi-routers/

 

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

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

 

Unsecured server exposes 4 billion records, 1.2 billion people

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/unsecured-server-exposes-4-billion-records-1-2-billion-people/

 

Complete list of environment variables on Windows 10

Use these environment variables to quickly browse Windows 10 locations on any computer.

https://pureinfotech.com/list-environment-variables-windows-10/

 

How to Use the Office App for Windows

Learn about the new Office app debuting on Windows 10

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-office-app-for-windows-4691838

 

Microsoft goes very small for Windows 10 1909's 'On' switch

The latest version of Windows relies on an 'enablement package' to turn on features that transform Windows 10 1903 into 1909. Microsoft now calls that move a pilot program.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3455227/microsoft-goes-very-small-for-windows-10-1909s-on-switch.html

 

Save downloads in Chrome to Date folders automatically

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/04/save-downloads-in-chrome-to-date-folders-automatically/

 

Devices with old Realtek Bluetooth radios will not be offered Windows 10 v1909

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/devices-with-old-realtek-bluetooth-radios-will-not-be-offered-windows-10-v1909

 

[Tip] How to Disable New Redesigned Address bar in Opera Browser

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-disable-new-redesigned-address-bar-in-opera-browser/

 

How to Enable DNS Over HTTPS in Various Browsers

https://www.maketecheasier.com/enable-dns-over-https-various-browsers/

 

Everything You Need to Know About Xbox One External Hard Drives

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/everything-need-know-xbox-one-external-hard-drives/

 

How to Use Your Phone's Camera to Make GIFs of Anything

https://gizmodo.com/how-to-use-your-phones-camera-to-make-gifs-of-anything-1839977751

 

VIDEO: “Not All Cybercriminals Are Evil Geniuses”

https://www.grahamcluley.com/video-not-all-cybercriminals-are-evil-geniuses/

 

How to Save Gmail Attachments to Google Drive

https://www.howtogeek.com/446942/how-to-save-gmail-attachments-to-google-drive/

 

Mysterious User Hoarded Records on 1.2B People Via Leaky Database

Two security researchers have uncovered a 4TB database that held the records on a whopping 1.2 billion people. The find is underscoring how freely people's data can circulate on the internet. But is it wrong to amass it all together?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372140/mysterious-user-hoarded-records-on-1-2b-people-via-leaky-dat

 

6 simple photo editing tricks to make a beginner seem like a pro

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/intimidated-by-photoshop-well-break-down-the-basics/602066/

 

Apple's IPhone 11 Runs Into Buggy Launch

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/apples-iphone-11-runs-buggy-001416257.html

 

Disney+ credentials already on sale in the black market souks. India reassures nuclear power partners that the Kudankulam incident didn’t compromise safety.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-daily-2019-11-18.html

 

Black Friday: Why you make better shopping decisions on your laptop than your phone

We make the best online shopping buys when we can see more information on our screen, researchers found.

https://www.cnet.com/news/black-friday-why-you-make-better-shopping-decisions-on-your-laptop-than-your-phone/

 

How to Share a Folder Over Your Network

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

 

Leaky Gekko Group database exposes info on hotel brands, travelers

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/leaky-gekko-group-database-exposes-info-on-hotel-brands-travelers/

 

How to enable IE Mode on Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft is now testing the new Internet Explorer mode for old websites in the new version of Edge based on Chromium, and here's how to enable and use the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-ie-mode-microsoft-edge-chromium/

 

How to Cancel a Print Job

Learn how to clear the printer queue

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-cancel-print-job-4590069

 

10 easy steps to make Chrome faster and more secure

Looking to speed up Chrome? Give us 10 minutes, and we'll give you a noticeably better browsing experience.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3453843/10-easy-steps-to-make-chrome-faster-and-more-secure.html

 

Better ClearType Tuner: configure font smoothing on Windows 10

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

 

How to set up WiFi Range Extender, Booster, and Repeater

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/wifi-range-extender-booster-and-repeater

 

[Tip] Enable Faster Start Page Feature in Opera Browser

https://www.askvg.com/tip-enable-faster-start-page-feature-in-opera-browser/

 

Just Days After Launch, Thousands of Disney Plus Accounts Hacked

https://www.maketecheasier.com/thousands-of-disney-plus-accounts-hacked/

 

5 Reasons to Set Up a Guest Network on Your Router

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reasons-guest-network-router/

 

Smartphone Videos Can Now Be Analyzed and Used to Pinpoint the Location of a Shooter

https://gizmodo.com/smartphone-videos-can-now-be-analyzed-and-used-to-pinpo-1839979803

 

Smashing Security #155: Juicejacking, YouTube hacking, password slacking

https://www.grahamcluley.com/smashing-security-155-juicejacking-youtube-hacking-password-slacking/

 

How to Use OneDrive’s “Personal Vault” to Secure Your Files

https://www.howtogeek.com/448488/how-to-use-onedrives-personal-vault-to-secure-your-files/

 

OnePlus Suffers a Data Breach (Again)

No payment card or password information was stolen. But the hacker did get access to names, phone numbers, email addresses and shipping addresses on customer orders.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372136/oneplus-suffers-a-data-breach-again

 

Remove your personal info from Google with methods that really work

https://www.komando.com/privacy/2-ways-to-remove-your-personal-info-from-google-that-really-work/601994/

 

T-Mobile Says Small Number of Customers Hit by Data Breach

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/t-mobile-says-small-number-221013657.html

 

APT33 thought to be targeting industrial control systems.

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2019/November/WTW_2019_11_23.html

 

AT&T's next 5G network is going live in December, but don't expect big jumps in speed

Consumers will finally be able to use AT&T's 5G network, but the initial service won't be much better than what you get with 4G.

https://www.cnet.com/news/at-ts-next-5g-network-is-going-live-in-december-but-dont-expect-big-jumps-in-speed/

 

How to Start a Podcast: Preparing for Your First Episode

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-start-a-podcast-preparing-for-your-first-episod-1839897558

 

Roboto Botnet network building, DDoS not a priority

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/malware/roboto-botnet-network-building-ddos-not-a-priority/

 

How to enable DNS over HTTPS in Chrome

The Chrome browser now supports DNS over HTTPS to improve security and privacy, and these are the steps to configure it.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-dns-over-https-chrome/

 

How to Connect a Printer to a Laptop

Print from further away using your laptop

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

 

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

 

ScreenWings can block malicious programs from taking screenshots

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/22/screenwings-can-block-malicious-programs-from-taking-screenshots/

 

What is Full HD – Difference between HD Ready and Full HD resolution

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/full-hd-and-hd-ready-resolution

 

[Fix] Show Accent Color on Start, Taskbar and Action Center Option Grayed Out in Windows 10 Settings

https://www.askvg.com/fix-show-accent-color-on-start-taskbar-and-action-center-option-grayed-out-in-windows-10-settings/

 

What Do Those “Cookie Consent” Notices Actually Mean?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-do-those-cookie-consent-notices-actually-mean/

 

8 Simple and (Mostly) Free Ways to Improve Your Security

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/simple-free-ways-improve-security/

 

PayPal to Shell Out a Whopping $4 Billion to Acquire Shopping Plugin Honey

https://gizmodo.com/paypal-to-shell-out-a-whopping-4-billion-to-acquire-sh-1839972838

 

What Is DeepMind? A Peek into the World’s Leading Neural Network

https://www.iottechtrends.com/what-is-deepmind/

 

How to Scan a Document in Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/447228/how-to-scan-a-document-in-windows-10/

 

Twitter 2FA Now Possible Without a Phone Number

For now you'll need a physical security key authenticator, but more options are coming.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372117/twitter-2fa-now-possible-without-a-phone-number

 

How to print webpages without the ads and clutter

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

 

Digital passport app could help save you time at the airport

https://www.yahoo.com/news/digital-passport-app-could-help-170006811.html

 

Mustang Panda leverages Windows shortcut files.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-rs-2019-11-23.html

 

Best laptop deals 2019: Windows and Chromebooks for under $500

Budget-friendly portables for home, school or office.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-laptop-deals-in-2019-windows-and-chromebooks-for-under-500/

 

How Do I Recover an Old Google Account I Now Need to Access?

https://lifehacker.com/how-do-i-recover-an-old-google-account-i-now-need-to-ac-1839982425

 

Microsoft deflects Doppelpaymer/Teams rumors

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/microsoft-deflects-doppelpaymer-teams-rumors/

 

Microsoft is integrating Gmail, Google Calendar, Drive into Outlook web

The web version of Outlook will soon let you manage your Gmail, Google Drive, and Calendar from a single place.

https://pureinfotech.com/outlook-web-gmail-google-calendar-drive-integration/

 

How to Fix A Windows Memory Leak

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

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

 

Microsoft and Apple are better together

A new Office 365 feature shows one way in which the Apple/Microsoft partnership helps you get things done.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3455229/microsoft-and-apple-are-better-together.html

 

PayPal acquires maker of shopping extension Honey for $4 Billion

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/21/paypal-acquires-maker-of-shopping-extension-honey-for-4-billion/

 

How to install PowerToys on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/install-powertoys-on-windows-10

 

[Tip] Get Dark Colorized Taskbar and Start Menu Back in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/tip-get-dark-colorized-taskbar-and-start-menu-back-in-windows-10/

 

How to Manage Android Devices on a Windows PC with Your Phone App

https://www.maketecheasier.com/manage-android-devices-windows-your-phone-app/

 

What Is a Data Breach and How Can You Protect Yourself?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/data-breach-protection/

 

Lack of Right-to-Repair Protections Is Even Screwing With the U.S. Military

https://gizmodo.com/lack-of-right-to-repair-protections-is-even-screwing-wi-1839969876

 

Three Flaws Identified in Stanford Heart Health Study of Apple Watch

https://www.iottechtrends.com/three-flaws-heart-health-study-apple-watch/

 

10 Easy Steps to Better iPhone and iPad Security

https://www.howtogeek.com/447616/10-easy-steps-to-better-iphone-and-ipad-security/

 

Apple Removes All Customer Reviews From its Online Stores

There has been no explanation as to why yet.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372114/apple-removes-all-customer-reviews-from-its-online-stores

 

Slash your energy bill – 6 common power drains costing you money

https://www.komando.com/money-tips/save-on-electric-bill-slash-vampire-electronics-and-turn-off-standby-devices/598718/

 

VirnetX patent win against Apple vacated by U.S. appeals court

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/virnetx-patent-win-against-apple-161151597.html

 

How to Protect Your Smart Speaker From a Laser Attack

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-protect-your-smart-speaker-from-a-laser-attack-1839642064

 

[Solve] sudo add-apt-repository command not found error message in 2 Steps

https://tagteam.harvard.edu/hub_feeds/4158/feed_items/2503912

 

Microsoft delays Surface Earbuds until spring 2020

You won't be able to get them this holiday season after all.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/21/microsoft-surface-earbuds-delayed-spring/

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Android Camera App Bug Lets Apps Record Video Without Permission

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/android-camera-app-bug-lets-apps-record-video-without-permission/

 

Why Multifactor Authentication Is Now a Hacker Target

SIM swaps, insecure web design, phishing, and channel-jacking are four ways attackers are circumventing MFA technology, according to the FBI.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/why-multifactor-authentication-is-now-a-hacker-target/a/d-id/1336361

 

GNS3 is an open source graphical network simulator for Windows, Linux and macOS

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/13/gns3-is-an-open-source-graphical-network-simulator-for-windows-linux-and-macos/

 

Disney+ 'hack' panic stresses why you need to use unique passwords

Disney+ accounts are already popping up on the Dark Web.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3453695/disney-hack-panic-stresses-why-you-need-to-use-unique-passwords.html

 

10 essential free Windows 10 apps

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/10-essential-free-windows-10-apps

 

The Fastest Way to Lock or Sleep Your Screen in macOS (Mac OS X)

https://www.techjunkie.com/the-fastest-way-to-lock-or-sleep-your-screen-in-mac-os-x/

 

Best PC Monitors Under $200: Black Friday 2019 - Deals & Buyer's Guide

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-pc-monitors-under-200

 

How to Create and Restore a System Image Backup with Macrium Reflect

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/61026-backup-restore-macrium-reflect.html

 

AMD Adjusts Ryzen Master ‘Fastest Core’ Rating to Match Windows 10

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/302396-amd-adjusts-ryzen-master-fastest-core-rating-to-match-windows-10

 

Many rural Americans still lacking broadband access

The digital divide is closing, says the FCC, but a provider is partnering with local communications service entities to make it feasible to offer high-speed services.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/many-rural-americans-still-lacking-broadband-access/

 

Malaysia detains 680 in China-based online scam syndicate

https://www.yahoo.com/news/malaysia-detains-680-china-based-090143064.html

 

Why Windows 10 Is a No Go for So Many Windows 7 Users

Windows 7 will reach the end of support in just a couple of months, as the last round of updates will be shipped on January 14 as part of the first Patch Tuesday cycle of the next year.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/why-windows-10-is-a-no-go-for-so-many-windows-7-users-528255.shtml

 

Ring cameras fail privacy test

Report says Ring can't be trusted and the company responds

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/ring-cameras-fail-mozilla-privacy-test-and-senators-want-to-know-more

 

Apple preparing to build the ‘next generation of media apps for Windows’

Apple looking for UWP developers, too

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/19/20973239/apple-media-apps-windows-job-listing-details

 

How to backup Microsoft Authenticator accounts on Android

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

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

 

DIY security tip: Online shopping safety

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/diy-security-tip-online-shopping-safety/686972/

 

How to Beat iPhone App Overload

That killer app only helps you if you can find it on your iPhone when you need it. Productivity expert Jill Duffy tells you how to keep your apps tidy and organized so they're always at your fingertips.

https://www.pcmag.com/commentary/313365/get-organized-4-tips-for-organizing-iphone-apps

 

Shade Ransomware Is the Most Actively Distributed Malware via Email

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/shade-ransomware-is-the-most-actively-distributed-malware-via-email/

 

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

 

Better ClearType Tuner: configure font smoothing on Windows 10

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

 

Kingston KC600 SATA SSD: Top-tier performance, top-tier price

One of the best-performing 2.5-inch SSDs we've tested, but it will cost you a couple of bucks extra.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3449662/kingston-kc600-sata-ssd-review.html

 

How to activate dark mode for Gmail

Turn your emails to the dark side

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-activate-dark-mode-for-gmail

 

How to Automatically Install Drivers on Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/automatically-install-drivers-windows-10/

 

Best NAS for Plex: Black Friday 2019 - Deals & Buyer's Guide

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-nas-plex

 

How to Open New InPrivate Browsing Window in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/144927-how-open-new-inprivate-browsing-window-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Samsung, Pixel Users No Longer at Risk for Android Camera App Hijacking

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/302386-android-users-no-longer-at-risk-for-camera-app-hijacking

 

Macy's holiday breach highlights retailer's need for encryption and scrutiny of third-party systems

Attackers were collecting user credit card information for an entire week from the Macy's website before they were alerted. Here's how retailers can protect themselves.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/macys-holiday-breach-highlights-retailer-need-for-encryption-and-scrutiny-of-third-party-systems/

 

Android phones may be sharing user videos and pictures without their permission

https://www.yahoo.com/news/android-phones-may-sharing-user-100825315.html

 

Free App Makes Moving from Windows 7 to Windows 10 Easy as Pie

Windows 7 is projected to be discontinued on January 14, but statistics show that nearly 30 percent of the desktop computers out there are still running it, with a substantial number of users not even considering upgrading their devices.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/free-app-makes-moving-from-windows-7-to-windows-10-easy-as-pie-528252.shtml

 

Samsung just mistakenly revealed the Galaxy S10 Lite

A nicely equipped handset with a budget-friendly price

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/samsung-just-mistakenly-revealed-the-galaxy-s10-lite

 

Amazon lets police ask for Ring videos that are more than a month old

New details revealed in a letter

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/19/20973173/amazon-ring-police-video-privacy-markey-senate-letter

 

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/

 

Beware: Windows 10 update email is a ransomware trap

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/beware-windows-10-update-email-is-a-ransomware-trap/686898/

 

How to Back Up and Restore Your iPhone

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

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

 

Louisiana Government Suffers Outage Due to Ransomware Attack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/louisiana-government-suffers-outage-due-to-ransomware-attack/

 

Leaks of NSA, CIA Tools Have Leveled Nation-State Cybercriminal Capabilities

The wide availability of tools leaked by the Shadow Brokers and WikiLeaks in 2016 and 2017 have given emerging cyber powers a way to catch up, DarkOwl says.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/leaks-of-nsa-cia-tools-have-leveled-nation-state-cybercriminal-capabilities/d/d-id/1336438

 

Dropbox Transfer launches for all users

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

 

10 surprisingly practical Raspberry Pi projects anybody can do

Streaming. Gaming. Networking. Even printing! The Raspberry Pi is far more than a toy.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3043022/10-surprisingly-practical-raspberry-pi-projects-anybody-can-do.html

 

How to enable dark mode for Google Chrome

Give Chrome the dark mode treatment

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

 

How to Compress PDFs in Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/compress-pdf-windows/

 

Best Photo Scanners: Black Friday 2019 - Deals & Buyer's Guide

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-photo-scanners

 

How to Enable or Disable Fullscreen Dropdown in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/144760-enable-disable-fullscreen-dropdown-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Here's How to Save Money on Printing Costs

https://askbobrankin.com/heres_how_to_save_money_on_printing_costs.html

 

How to free up disk space after a major Windows 10 update

Each major Windows 10 update leaves some residual folders and files behind; learn how to clean them up.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-free-up-disk-space-after-a-major-windows-10-update/

 

How hackers hijacked Android phone cameras without anyone knowing

https://bgr.com/2019/11/20/android-security-issues-hackers-could-spy-on-pixel-and-galaxy-phones/

 

Firefox 101: Mouse Shortcuts You’re Going to Love

Mozilla Firefox is currently the second most-used browser worldwide on the desktop, and it all happens for good reason. Firefox isn’t only fast and secure, but also comes with plethora of options, allowing users to heavily customize it to better fit their needs.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/firefox-101-mouse-shortcuts-you-re-going-to-love-528243.shtml

 

D-Link Won't Fix Serious Security Flaw on at Least 13 Wi-Fi Routers

Models deemed end-of-life, although they're still sold online

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/d-link-wont-fix-serious-security-flaw-on-four-wi-fi-routers

 

How to add skills to your Amazon Alexa

There are thousands upon thousands to choose from

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/19/20972973/amazon-echo-alexa-how-to-add-skills-smart-home-games-sounds

 

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/

 

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

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

 

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

 

Macy's Customer Payment Info Stolen in Magecart Data Breach

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/macys-customer-payment-info-stolen-in-magecart-data-breach/

 

Government Agency Partners on New Tool for Election Security

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has partnered with VotingWorks on an open source tool to aid election result audits.

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/government-agency-partners-on-new-tool-for-election-security/d/d-id/1336434

 

Google adds temporary flag to Chrome to allow FTP protocol

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

 

These 22 deep, absorbing PC games will eat days of your life

These majestic games demanded to be played for days, not hours—and your tenacity will be rewarded.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2449807/lose-days-of-your-life-to-these-13-deep-and-meaty-pc-games.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 to See Your PC’s Windows Experience Index Score in Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/windows-experience-index-score-windows-10/

 

How to create and analyze a Wi-Fi report on Windows 10

Are you dealing with Wi-Fi connection problems and don't know where to start? Use these steps to generate a report to help you diagnose the issue on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-create-and-analyze-wi-fi-report-windows-10

 

How to Change Startup Page in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/144209-how-change-startup-page-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Here's How to Monitor Your Data UsageCategory: Networking

https://askbobrankin.com/heres_how_to_monitor_your_data_usage.html

 

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/

 

Disney: Hackers may have stolen your Disney+ login, but don’t blame us

https://bgr.com/2019/11/20/disney-plus-login-hack-disney-security-breach-out-of-the-question/

 

Auslogics Windows Slimmer

A maintenance tool for Windows, allowing you to uninstall applications and get rid of unnecessary data, including old Windows versions

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secure-cleaning/Auslogics-Windows-Slimmer.shtml

 

Apple's two big products for early 2020 just confirmed by analyst

A 3D sensing iPad Pro and a cheap iPhone SE for the masses

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/apples-two-big-products-for-early-2020-just-confirmed-by-analyst

 

Vizio TV owners will be able to stream Disney+ over Chromecast in December

Right now, you otherwise have to rely on AirPlay

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/19/20972509/disney-plus-vizio-smartcast-tv-software-update-december-airplay

 

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/

 

Watch out! Hackers hit major department store

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/watch-out-hackers-hit-major-department-store/686413/

 

How to Stay Safe and Secure on Instagram

From activating two-factor authentication to restricting who can access your account or send you messages, here's how to stay safe on Facebook's photo-sharing app.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/362969/how-to-stay-safe-and-secure-on-instagram

 

Microsoft Is Adding DNS-Over-HTTPS (DoH) to Windows 10

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-is-adding-dns-over-https-doh-to-windows-10/

 

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/

 

Amazon may launch its own game streaming service with next-generation consoles

Let's see how this one does.

https://www.windowscentral.com/amazon-may-launch-its-own-game-streaming-service-when-next-generation-consoles-arrive

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Google & Samsung fix Android spying flaw. Other makers may still be vulnerable

Camera and mic could be controlled by any app, no permission required.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/11/google-samsung-fix-android-spying-flaw-other-makers-may-still-be-vulnerable/

 

Americans Struggle to ID True Facts

In a sharply divided country, here’s something many Americans agree on: It’s hard to know what’s a true and honest fact.

https://www.snopes.com/ap/2019/11/14/americans-struggle-to-id-true-facts/

 

Email Hacked? 7 Things You Need to Do NOW

Email account theft is rampant. If it happens to you, there are several steps you need to take -- not only to recover your account, but to prevent it from being easily hacked again.

https://askleo.com/email_hacked_7_things_you_need_to_do_now/

 

Disney+ credentials already on sale in the black market souks. 

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-daily-2019-11-18.html

 

How to Use Night Light in Windows 10

Reduce eyestrain with this blue light filter for your PC

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-windows-10-night-light-4770059

 

How to Clean a Computer Screen Safely and Easily

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-clean-a-computer-screen/

 

Getting started with Zsh

Improve your shell game by upgrading from Bash to Z-shell.

https://opensource.com/article/19/9/getting-started-zsh?sc_cid=7013a000002Cz4AAAS

 

Windows 10 1909: 7 oddities, quirks and inconsistencies

It's a "feature upgrade" without many new features, shares release documentation with its predecessor, and was ready to go a month before it actually arrived. Yes, Windows 10 1909 is a rare bird indeed.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3453692/windows-10-1909-7-oddities-quirks-and-inconsistencies.html

 

How to Import Favorites and Browser Data into Microsoft Edge Chromium

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

 

Ransomware Bites 400 Veterinary Hospitals

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/11/ransomware-bites-400-veterinary-hospitals/

 

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

 

[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/

 

Slack stock drops as Microsoft claims big lead with 20 million Teams users

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/19/microsoft-teams-reaches-20-million-daily-active-users.html

 

Intel and Argonne National Lab on 'exascale' and their new Aurora supercomputer

https://www.yahoo.com/news/intel-argonne-national-lab-exascale-191716056.html

 

Kodi (XBMC)

Powerful media center with a slick, customizable design, multiple local, or network sources for your media files, add-on for more flexibility, and clean playback options

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Video-Players/XBMC-Media-Center.shtml

 

Fake Windows Update Delivers Cyborg Ransomware

https://www.securityweek.com/fake-windows-update-delivers-cyborg-ransomware

 

How to Disable Autoplaying and Background Videos on Disney+

https://www.howtogeek.com/447740/how-to-disable-autoplaying-and-background-videos-on-disney/

 

Amazon Fire TV Blaster Adds Alexa Smarts to Older Devices

The $35 companion device adds Alexa voice control to your TV, soundbar, cable or satellite box, and receiver, but requires a Fire TV Stick and Echo to function.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372052/amazon-announces-fire-tv-blaster

 

Is Windows Defender enough to protect your PC?

https://www.komando.com/downloads/is-windows-defender-enough-to-protect-your-pc/598760/

 

Someone’s Sending from My Email Address! How Do I Stop Them?!

Email spoofing is rampant. Spammers often send email that looks like it came from you, and there's little that you can do about it.

https://askleo.com/someones-sending-email-address-stop/

 

North Korean hackers carrying out economic and industrial espionage.

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2019/November/WTW_2019_11_16.html

 

How to Open HEIC Files in Windows

Open this newer format easily

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-open-heic-files-in-windows-4769868

 

iPhone Storage Full? How to Create Free Space on iOS

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/iphone-storage-full-create-free-space-ios/

 

Linux commands to display your hardware information

Get the details on what's inside your computer from the command line.

https://opensource.com/article/19/9/linux-commands-hardware-information?sc_cid=7013a000002D0G2AAK

 

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

 

How to Clean Up Component Store (WinSxS folder) in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/82643-clean-up-component-store-winsxs-folder-windows-10-a.html

 

Why Were the Russians So Set Against This Hacker Being Extradited?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/11/why-were-the-russians-so-set-against-this-hacker-being-extradited/

 

T-Mobile’s Nationwide 5G Rollout Will Start on December 6th

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/301654-t-mobiles-nationwide-5g-rollout-will-start-on-december-6th

 

[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/

 

Hacked Disney+ accounts are reportedly being sold for as little as $3

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/19/hacked-disney-plus-accounts-said-to-be-on-sale-according-to-reports.html

 

Google Stadia Reviews: Game-Streaming Service Not Ready for Primetime

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/google-stadia-reviews-game-streaming-202227428.html

 

Balabolka

Text-to-speech tool with the Microsoft Anna voice and generous features, such as Clipboard monitor, text extraction, batch file conversion, spellchecker, along with speech rate, pitch and volume adjustment

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Science-CAD/Balabolka.shtml

 

Microsoft Will Bring DNS Over HTTPS (DoH) to Windows

https://www.securityweek.com/microsoft-will-bring-dns-over-https-doh-windows

 

How to Merge Cells in Google Sheets

https://www.howtogeek.com/446147/how-to-merge-cells-in-google-sheets/

 

AMD Ships Unlocked $49 Athlon 3000G Processor

The 3000G has a base clock speed of 3.5GHz, Radeon Vega 3 Graphics, and lots of overclocking potential out-the-box.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372057/amd-ships-unlocked-49-athlon-3000g-processor

 

Streaming music comparison: Spotify vs. Apple vs. Pandora vs. Amazon

https://www.komando.com/downloads/streaming-music-comparison-chart-spotify-apple-pandora-amazon/598775/

 

What are my Hotmail and Outlook.com Account Recovery Options?

Outlook.com, Hotmail, and Microsoft account compromise and loss happens. How to get your account back varies based on just what was stolen. I'll review different scenarios.

https://askleo.com/what-are-my-hotmail-and-outlook-com-account-recovery-options/

 

PureLocker is a new ransomware strain available in the black market. APT33 is showing a surge of activity.

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

 

How to Lock Your Windows 10 PC

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

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

 

10 Ways to Restore Your Creative Energy Using Technology

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/restore-creative-energy-using-tech/

 

3 open source social platforms to consider

A photo-sharing platform, a privacy-friendly social network, and a web application for building and sharing portfolios.

https://opensource.com/article/19/9/open-source-social-networks?sc_cid=7013a000002D0G2AAK

 

Office 365: A guide to the updates

Get the latest info on new features, bug fixes, and security updates for Office 365 for Windows as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Version 1910 (Build 12130.20390), released Nov 18, 2019.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3205187/office-365-a-guide-to-the-updates.html

 

How to Check for Updates in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/143911-how-check-updates-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

How to Fix: Path too Long, Cannot Delete

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10654/how-fix-path-too-long-cannot-delete

 

Man who made $542,925 renting out DDoS services sentenced to prison

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/man-who-made-542925-renting-out-ddos-services-sentenced-to-prison-21786.html#new_tab

 

What is “DCB_ASSOCIATION:Y3890K4x” Message in Your Mobile Phone?

https://www.askvg.com/what-is-dcb-association-y3890k4-message-in-your-mobile-phone/

 

Senators want Zuckerberg to explain why Facebook still tracks your location even when you ask it not to

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/19/senators-ask-zuckerberg-to-explain-facebook-location-tracking-policies.html

 

The Future of Apple Innovation Is Backwards

https://gizmodo.com/so-this-is-the-future-of-apple-innovation-1839927963

 

Vit Registry Fix Professional

Easily clean your computer's registry of annoying errors with the help of this streamlined and straightforward software solution

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Registry-Tweak/Vit-Registry-Fix-Pro.shtml

 

Technology Firms and Victim Advocacy Groups Launch Coalition Against Stalkerware

https://www.securityweek.com/technology-firms-and-victim-advocacy-groups-launch-coalition-against-stalkerware

 

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/

 

How to Disable Web Notifications

Wishing you could receive fewer notifications from your browser? There are ways to control push notifications and block the pop-ups you don't want.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/355627/how-to-disable-web-notifications

 

Google’s new feature helps you avoid distractions on your Android device

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/google-focus-mode-for-android/590861/

 

How Do I Back Up My Computer?

Backing up your computer is critical to avoiding data loss. I'll look at what it means and give a suggestion for typical users.

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_backup_my_computer/

 

Skepticism is the first step.

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

 

How to Use the Office App for Windows

Learn about the new Office app debuting on Windows 10

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-office-app-for-windows-4691838

 

7 Uses for a USB Stick You Didn’t Know About

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/five-uses-for-a-usb-stick-you-didnt-know-about/

 

How I ditched my old OS and jumped into Linux

Tech writer Jason Evangelho shares his favorite distros and thoughts on gaming on Linux (pssst: Proton).

https://opensource.com/article/19/9/found-linux-video-gaming?sc_cid=7013a000002D1xMAAS

 

iPhone users: Do you love or loathe Quick Share in iOS 13?

Why won't Apple put users in control of the QuickShare menu in iOS 13's Share pane?

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3454441/iphone-users-do-you-love-or-loathe-quick-share-in-ios-13.html

 

How to Turn On or Off Fast Startup in Windows 10

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

 

How to Fix: Remove 'Sim card is not from Verizon' Permanently (Android)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10656/how-fix-remove-sim-card-not-verizon-permanently-android

 

Apple reportedly announces a surprise event for December

It'll celebrate the company's favorite games and apps from 2019, reports say.

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-reportedly-announces-a-surprise-event-for-december/

 

[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/

 

Ransomware Strikes Again in the State of Louisiana

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/ransomware-strikes-again-state-louisiana/#new_tab

 

Researchers 3D-Printed Plastic Cubes With Complex Patterns That Make them Bulletproof

https://gizmodo.com/researchers-3d-printed-plastic-cubes-with-complex-patte-1839858999

 

ATIc Install Tool

Download and install the latest version of drivers for your AMD / ATI Radeon Series graphics card, pick the desired version, as well as reboot your system

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/ATIc-Install-Tool.shtml

 

Vulnerabilities in Android Camera Apps Exposed Millions of Users to Spying

https://www.securityweek.com/vulnerabilities-android-camera-apps-exposed-millions-users-spying

 

The Best Chrome Flags to Enable for Better Browsing

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

 

How to Subscribe to Podcasts on iOS, Mac, and iTunes

Apple's Podcasts app is available on mobile and the desktop, but in macOS Catalina, a new standalone Podcasts app replaces iTunes. Here's how to subscribe, listen, and adjust settings on iOS, iPadOS, iTunes, and Mac.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/354002/how-to-subscribe-to-a-podcast-on-ios-or-itunes

 

4 questions you should ask before buying a new printer

https://www.komando.com/money-tips/kim-answers-epson-ecotank-questions/603071/

 

How to Back Up Windows 10

How to back up Windows 10 using its own built-in tools in eight easy steps. Four bonus steps handle Microsoft's plans to retire one of those tools.

(I have used what Leo is recommending, I prefer Macrium Reflect and under Advanced Options use the Auto Verify after backup strongly recommended)

https://askleo.com/how-to-back-up-windows-10/

 

Bad boy of Brexit Arron Banks hacked, private Twitter messages leaked

https://www.grahamcluley.com/bad-boy-of-brexit-arron-banks-hacked-private-twitter-messages-leaked/

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Mon 1799 11/18/2019

The guy whose Apple Card rant went viral explains why it fails on even ‘basic functionality’

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/one-viral-reddit-poster-explains-how-the-apple-card-fails-compared-to-other-cards-2019-11-15?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

 

This woman who delivered flowers to your office was a hacker. Did you let her in?

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/podcasts/this-woman-who-delivered-flowers-to-your-office-was-a-hacker-did-you-let-her-in/

 

Google’s Quantum Supremacy Signals Huge Advance in Computing

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/quantum-supremacy/

 

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/

 

Arkansas AG reiterates need to report medical data breaches

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/arkansas-ag-reiterates-need-to-report-medical-data-breaches/

 

How to Take Light-Trail Photos on Your Pixel Phone

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-take-light-trail-photos-on-your-pixel-phone-1839696835

 

Best Thunderbolt 3 Docks of 2019

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-thunderbolt-3-docks

 

How to enforce dark mode on sites in Microsoft Edge

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/31/how-to-enforce-dark-mode-on-sites-in-microsoft-edge/

 

RCS messaging on Android? Free me from my Google messaging mess first

Commentary: Google's new Messages app is a throwback locked to a single phone and laptop.

https://www.cnet.com/news/rcs-messaging-on-android-free-me-from-my-google-messaging-mess-first/

 

How to add File name extensions item to Context Menu in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/add-file-name-extensions-context-menu-windows-10

 

IBM social engineer easily hacked two journalists' information

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/ibm-social-engineer-easily-hacked-two-journalists-information/

 

How to Use Your Preferred Browser on Any Computer

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-portable-browser-on-computer/

 

Microsoft Users Hit with Phishing Kits Hosted on Thousands of Domains

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-users-hit-with-phishing-kits-hosted-on-thousands-of-domains/

 

Facebook Has ‘No Plans’ to Fact-Check Its Political Ads

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/facebook-no-plans-fact-check-221108516.html

 

The NSA has stopped collecting location data from US cellphones without a warrant

Intelligence agencies stopped the practice last year

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/14/20965354/nsa-intelligence-no-warrant-phone-location-data-collection

 

Amazon is taking $40 off Prime membership for veterans, active military

It's an extremely rare discount

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/amazon-is-taking-dollar40-off-prime-membership-for-veterans-active-military

 

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/

 

How to Subscribe to Podcasts on iOS, Mac, and iTunes

Apple's Podcasts app is available on mobile and the desktop, but in macOS Catalina, a new standalone Podcasts app replaces iTunes. Here's how to subscribe, listen, and adjust settings on iOS, iPadOS, iTunes, and Mac.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/354002/how-to-subscribe-to-a-podcast-on-ios-or-itunes

 

Android is making big changes to its privacy controls

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/android-is-making-big-changes-to-its-privacy-controls/598748/

 

5 Anti-Spam Filters for Microsoft Outlook That Raise Your Protection

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/anti-spam-filters-microsoft-outlook/

 

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/

 

Trump call with Sondland in Ukraine restaurant raises concerns over security breach

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/trump-call-with-sondland-in-ukraine-restaurant-raises-concerns-over-security-breach/

 

Five Custom Searches You Should Enable In Your Browser Right Now

https://lifehacker.com/five-custom-searches-you-should-enable-in-your-browser-5971715

 

Best Laser Printers: Black Friday 2019 - Deals & Buyer's Guide

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-laser-printer

 

How to use Sandboxie for browsing, downloading and installing programs

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

 

Echo Flex review: This might be Amazon's smartest device in years

Amazon still has work to do to protect user privacy, but this new Flex boasts some impressive smarts.

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

 

Malwarebytes Support Tool will help you Troubleshoot or Uninstall Malwarebytes

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

 

Tipped off by an NSA breach, researchers discover new APT hacking group

DarkUniverse went undetected for at least 8 years. The NSA finally outed it.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/11/shadow-brokers-leak-of-nsa-code-leads-to-discovery-of-new-apt-hacking-group/

 

How to Save Battery Life in Your PS4 Controller

https://www.maketecheasier.com/save-battery-life-ps4-controller/

 

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/

 

Intel at Supercomputing 2019: Xe Architecture GPUs & More

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/intel-supercomputing-2019-xe-architecture-143602511.html

 

PayPal abruptly cuts off Pornhub’s payroll, leaving performers with few payment options

PayPal’s decision affects ‘over a hundred thousand performers’

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/14/20965167/paypal-pornhub-payroll-model-program-payment-options-paxum-verge-performers

 

Apple’s AR glasses just got pushed all the way to 2023

We could all be rocking Apple glasses soon

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/apple-working-on-ar-headset-ar-glasses

 

Windows 10 version 1909 ISO file direct download

You can download the Windows 10 November 2019 Update (version 1909) ISO directly from the Microsoft servers without the Media Creation Tool, and here are three ways to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-1909-iso-download/

 

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

 

Report a scammer or impostor on Facebook and you could get locked out

https://www.komando.com/social-media/report-a-scammer-or-impostor-on-facebook-and-you-could-get-locked-out/604913/

 

6 Tips for Windows 7 End of Life and Support

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-7-end-of-life-support/

 

The next iPad Pro may arrive in early 2020 with 3D sensors

Augmented reality may be the big focus.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/11/ipad-pro-earlhttps://www.yahoo.com/news/artificial-intelligence-now-predict-lightning-145800012.htmly-2020-with-3d-sensors/

 

Design flaw leaves Bluetooth devices vulnerable

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/mobile-security/design-flaw-leaves-bluetooth-devices-vulnerable/

 

How to Network Like a Pro

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-network-like-a-pro-1839691035

 

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

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

 

Cloudflare releases Privacy Pass 2.0 extension

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

 

25 apps that defined the decade: 2010-2019

Games, social media, dating apps and more: Here is a list of 25 apps that had the most impact on our lives in the last 10 years.

https://www.cnet.com/news/25-apps-that-defined-decade-2010-2019/

 

Mailfence offers Private and Secure Email Service

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/mailfence-offers-private-and-secure-email-service

 

Malware authors using politics as a lure to trick users Into clicking

https://newsroom.cisco.com/feature-content?type=webcontent&articleId=2031548

 

Stalkers Are Increasingly Using Phone Apps to Follow Their Victims

https://www.maketecheasier.com/stalkers-are-increasingly-using-phone-apps-to-follow-their-victims/

 

You Need To Start Thinking Differently About This Whole "Insider Threat" Concept

https://blog.knowbe4.com/you-need-to-start-thinking-differently-about-this-whole-insider-threat-concept

 

Artificial Intelligence Can Now Predict When Lightning Will Strike

https://www.yahoo.com/news/artificial-intelligence-now-predict-lightning-145800012.html

 

Microsoft is cutting prices on Xbox One consoles, controllers, and first-party games for Black Friday

Game Pass Ultimate subscribers get first dibs at the deals

https://www.theverge.com/good-deals/2019/11/14/20964683/black-friday-microsoft-deals-cyber-monday-games-xbox-one-consoles-bundles-controllers

 

PS5: Release Date, Price, Specs, Games and More

Everything we know about the PS5

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/ps5-release-date-rumors-specs,news-26954.html

 

How to fix unable set, remove, or use login PIN on Windows 10

Can't get your PIN to work on Windows 10? Best answer: Reset Windows Hello by deleting the contents of the NGC folder to fix the problem.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-unable-set-remove-use-windows-hello-pin-windows-10/

 

How to Survive a Blackout: 6 Things You Need to Build an Emergency Tech Kit

When the power goes out, these devices will keep you going during an emergency, be it a hurricane, preemptive wildfire blackout, or other natural disaster.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/371742/how-to-survive-a-blackout-6-things-you-need-to-build-an-emer

 

These 15 malicious apps hide on your phone, filling it with pop-up ads

https://www.komando.com/gadgets/these-15-malicious-apps-hide-on-your-phone-filling-it-with-pop-up-ads/604916/

 

How to Watch Local TV Channels Without Cable

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-watch-local-tv-channels-without-cable/

 

Chrome web apps will soon tout desktop-like speed

You wouldn't even need internet access to load some web apps.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/11/chrome-web-apps-with-desktop-speed/

 

APT33 sics small, elusive botnets on U.S. and global targets

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/apt33-sics-small-elusive-botnets-on-u-s-and-global-targets/

 

How to Download and Install Older macOS Versions With Terminal

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-download-and-install-older-macos-versions-with-t-1839671161

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

10 relaxing games on Apple Arcade that will help you chill out

These easygoing games are perfect to take your mind off day-to-day stresses for a little while.

https://www.cnet.com/news/10-relaxing-games-apple-arcade-that-will-help-you-chill-out/

 

How to hide specific User Accounts from the Sign-in screen on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/hide-specific-user-accounts-from-the-sign-in-screen-on-windows-10

 

Don’t Respond to Suspicious Emails

https://info.phishlabs.com/blog/dont-respond-suspicious-emails

 

How to Benchmark Your Storage Devices with Gnome Disk Utility

https://www.maketecheasier.com/benchmark-storage-devices-gnome-disk-utility/

 

The financial industry just finished its annual ‘doomsday’ cybersecurity exercise — here’s what they imagined would happen

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/07/quantum-dawn-v-sifma-cyber-doomsday-exercise-adds-global-scope.html

 

Can Apple make VR mainstream?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-vr-mainstream-105502880.html

 

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

 

Apple Watch 6 may get Touch ID and move antennas to wristband

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

 

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/

 

How to Get Healthy With Your Apple Watch

The Apple Watch offers a variety of features and apps that can help you maintain and enhance your health and wellbeing, from heart rate monitoring to cycle tracking.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/371354/how-to-get-healthy-with-your-apple-watch

 

The hidden perks of a home security system

https://www.komando.com/privacy/the-hidden-perks-of-a-home-security-system/590417/

 

3 Ways to Run Android Apps on Windows

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

 

New, old drugs may offer fresh ways to fight heart disease

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/novel-drugs-may-offer-ways-184949172.html

 

Get a Month of Tello Mobile With 4GB of LTE Data for $4

For a limited time, when you sign up as a new customer, you can get one month with 4GB of high-speed LTE data for just $4.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371942/get-a-month-of-tello-mobile-with-4gb-of-lte-data-for-4

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Sun 1798 11/17/2019

Don't use public USB charging ports

New warning about “juice jacking” attacks will make you reconsider how you charge your devices in public

(most USB cords have four wires, two for charging and two for data transfer both ways,.  Carry your own power plug to use or get a charging-only cable.)

https://www.techradar.com/news/dont-use-public-usb-charging-ports

 

Former Apple Chief Architect Takes On Intel And AMD With CPU Startup NUVIA

https://wccftech.com/cpu-startup-nuvia-challenge/

 

Xbox Scarlett will be just as powerful and affordable as the PS5

https://bgr.com/2019/11/15/xbox-scarlett-specs-and-price-to-match-ps5-microsoft-says/

 

Illegal Booter Connected with DDoSes Sentenced to Prison, Fine

The Illinois-based man operated a criminal service that launched millions of DDoS attacks and brought in hundreds of thousands of dollars.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/illegal-booter-connected-with-ddoses-sentenced-to-prison-fine-/d/d-id/1336383

 

How Do I Use an Open Wi-Fi Hotspot Safely?

Open Wi-Fi hotspots at coffee shops, airports, and other public places are opportunities for hackers to steal information and more. I'll review how to stay safe.

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_use_an_open_wifi_hotspot_safely/

 

How to See Which Features Microsoft Killed in Every Windows 10 Update

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-see-which-features-microsoft-killed-in-every-win-1839861066

 

GIMP basics: Best tips and tricks for beginners

A tutorial for rookies and pros alike

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3451356/gimp-basics-tips-and-tricks-for-beginners.html

 

Windows 10 Build 19025 With Throttled Search Indexer Out for Insiders

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-build-19025-with-throttled-search-indexer-out-for-insiders/

 

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/

 

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

 

Phishing scam issues fake court summons

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

 

How to safely use public wifi

https://macpaw.com/how-to/safely-use-public-wifi

 

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

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

 

LA warns of ‘juice-jacking’ malware, but admits it has no cases

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/15/los-angeles-juice-jacking-usb/

 

Apple listens strategically, but acts tactically

The new 16-inch MacBook Pro proves that Apple is hearing its customers, and sometimes even reacting to them.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3453661/apple-listens-strategically-but-acts-tactically.html

 

PowerShades’s new smart shades can be controlled and powered using a single cable

The motor in these shades draws electricity from a low-voltage ethernet cable, eliminating the need for disposable batteries or an ugly wall wart.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3453942/powershades-poe-smart-shades.html

 

The 5 Lightest Web Browsers – December 2019

https://www.techjunkie.com/lightest-web-browsers/

 

Artificial intelligence could help you avoid the flu this year

https://www.komando.com/news/artificial-intelligence-could-help-you-avoid-the-flu-this-year/685664/

 

Google Offers to Help You Practice Saying Difficult Words

An experimental pronunciation feature is being added to Search and helpful images will appear in Google's English dictionary and translation features.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371982/google-offers-to-help-you-practice-saying-difficult-words

 

Big Cable just screwed itself out of almost 2M fed-up subscribers

https://bgr.com/2019/11/14/cord-cutting-third-quarter-cable-losses-hit-record-high/

 

Symantec, McAfee Patch Privilege Escalation Bugs

All versions of endpoint protection software from both vendors were susceptible to near identical issue, SafeBreach says.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/symantec-mcafee-patch-privilege-escalation-bugs/d/d-id/1336367

 

Dealing with Browser Problems

Browser problems can be caused by any number of things that may or may not include the browser itself. I'll review common troubleshooting techniques.

https://askleo.com/dealing-with-browser-problems/

 

These Viral Excel Shortcuts Are Actually Useful

https://lifehacker.com/these-viral-excel-shortcuts-are-actually-useful-1839868047

 

Logitech's G332 SE gaming headset plays on PC or console for $25

That's a massive 58 percent discount from the usual price.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3453728/logitechs-g332-se-gaming-headset-plays-on-pc-or-console-for-25.html

 

DDoS-for-Hire Services Owner Sentenced to 13 Months in Prison

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ddos-for-hire-services-owner-sentenced-to-13-months-in-prison/

 

74% of US knowledge workers will quit a job for an opportunity to work from home

Nearly everyone in the US workforce wants to work from home, according to Zapier report.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/74-of-us-knowledge-workers-will-quit-a-job-for-an-opportunity-to-work-from-home/

 

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

 

DDoS attack targets UK Labour Party website

https://blog.avast.com/cyberattacks-target-uk-labour-party

 

How to protect your Mac from spoofing

https://macpaw.com/how-to/protect-mac-from-spoofing

 

21 Rogue Android Apps Need Removing

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10640/21-rogue-android-apps-need-removing

 

Recycling robots raise millions from top venture firms to rescue an industry in turmoil

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/14/recycling-robots-raise-millions-from-top-venture-firms-to-rescue-an-industry-in-turmoil/

 

Why the 16-inch MacBook Pro is a repudiation of the ‘Ive Doctrine’

Apple’s latest laptop design shows it’s listening to its customers in a way it hasn’t in recent years.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3453822/16-inch-macbook-pro-is-a-repudiation-of-the-ive-doctrine.html

 

Logitech’s Circle 2 camera gets support for Apple HomeKit Secure Video

A just-released beta firmware update for the camera, which is among the first to support HomeKit Secure Video, allows users to securely store recorded video clips in iCloud.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3453840/logitech-circle-2-camera-apple-homekit-secure-video.html

 

The Ten Best Laptops for College Students [November 2019]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-laptops-college-students/

 

Your complete guide to choosing and setting up a VPN

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/your-complete-guide-to-choosing-and-setting-up-a-vpn/505434/

 

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

 

Your cable company is so angry at us for telling you about this $59 box that’ll save you hundreds

https://bgr.com/2019/11/14/how-to-save-money-on-internet-cable-tv/

 

Attacks on Healthcare Jump 60% in 2019 - So Far

Well-known Trojans Emotet and Trickbot are cybercriminals' favorite weapons in their campaigns.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/attacks-on-healthcare-jump-60--in-2019---so-far/d/d-id/1336364

 

How Do I Best Extend My Wireless Network for Laptop Access?

It can be difficult to get wireless network coverage throughout your home. I'll look at a couple of ways to extend your wireless network.

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_best_extend_my_wireless_network_for_laptop_access/

 

Check Out Apple's Updated Privacy Site ASAP

https://lifehacker.com/check-out-apples-updated-privacy-site-asap-1839698198

 

Google is turning on RCS for all in Android Messages as everyone wonders what took so long

So it’s that easy, huh?

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3453821/google-is-turning-on-rcs-for-all-in-android-messages-as-everyone-wonders-what-took-so-long.html

 

Silly Phishing Scam Warns That Your Password Will be Changed

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/silly-phishing-scam-warns-that-your-password-will-be-changed/

 

How can you protect yourself from hackers? An IBM social engineer offers advice

Stephanie "Snow" Carruthers, Chief People Hacker at IBM, gives advice about protecting yourself online. She also explains how the robocalls and spoofing process works.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-can-you-protect-yourself-from-hackers-an-ibm-social-engineer-offers-advice/

 

How to clean your Apple AirPods (2019)

Put the toothpick down

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-clean-your-apple-airpods-2019

 

iPad vs. iPad Pro: Which Apple iPad should I choose?

https://macpaw.com/how-to/ipad-v-ipad-pro

 

Is It Time to Replace Your Power Supply?

https://askbobrankin.com/is_it_time_to_replace_your_power_supply.html

 

Google wants an iMessage Android alternative. RCS won’t help it do that

https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/google-rcs-messaging-analysis/

 

VoltServer adds a data layer to electricity distribution in a move that could help smart grid rollout

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/14/voltserver-adds-a-data-layer-to-electricity-distribution-in-a-move-that-could-help-smart-grid-rollout/

 

Nothingburgers: They don’t have to be what’s for lunch

Criticize Apple for things it's actually done.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3452873/nothingburgers-they-don-t-have-to-be-what-s-for-lunch.html

 

Arlo Pro 3 review: 2K video, motion tracking, and more highlight the latest Arlo security camera

https://www.techhive.com/article/3452843/arlo-pro-3-review.html

 

The 5 Best Lightweight Antivirus for Your PC or Laptop [November 2019]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-lightweight-antivirus/

 

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/

 

Amazon to Fight Pentagon Giving JEDI Contract to Microsoft

Amazon claims the Pentagon's decision to award the contract to Microsoft suffered from 'unmistakable bias,' amid reports that President Trump may have tried to influence the tendering process.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371981/amazon-to-fight-pentagon-giving-jedi-contract-to-microsoft

 

Almost no one is buying Google smart speakers anymore

https://bgr.com/2019/11/15/amazon-vs-google-smart-speaker-market-share-data-third-quarter/

 

US-CERT Warns of Remotely Exploitable Bugs in Medical Devices

Vulnerabilities in key surgical equipment could be remotely exploited by a low-skill attacker.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/us-cert-warns-of-remotely-exploitable-bugs-in-medical-devices/d/d-id/1336362

 

Facebook Hacked? What You Need to Do NOW

Facebook account hacks happen. There are steps you need to take, not only to recover your account but to prevent it from being hacked again.

https://askleo.com/facebook-hacked-what-you-need-to-do-now/

 

How to Save Big on an Xbox Game Pass Subscription

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-save-big-on-an-xbox-game-pass-subscription-1839695601

 

Microsoft plans to kill off Windows 10's My People app

Add My People to the list of creative Windows apps that ultimately were never used.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3453719/microsoft-plans-to-kill-off-windows-10s-my-people-app.html

 

Two Charged Over Crypto Theft via SIM Swapping, Death Threats

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/two-charged-over-crypto-theft-via-sim-swapping-death-threats/

 

Traveling for the holidays? Avoid these 5 tech mistakes

Wi-Fi hotspots, public charging stations, and travel planning sites seem helpful, but they could actually be a traveler's worst nightmare.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/traveling-for-the-holidays-avoid-these-5-tech-mistakes/

 

macOS Catalina problems: how to fix the most common issues

All of your macOS Catalina issues solved

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

 

The new iPad in 2019: What's new, and how much is it?

https://macpaw.com/how-to/new-ipad-2019

 

Sensitive US government and military travel details left exposed online

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/sensitive-us-government-and-military-travel-details-left-exposed-online-21686.html#new_tab

 

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

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

 

Iran shuts down country’s internet in the wake of fuel protests (first North Korea, then China behind the bamboo curtain, then Russia and now Iran.  Who is next?)

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/17/iran-shuts-down-countrys-internet-in-the-wake-of-fuel-protests/

 

Thunderbolt 3 adapter guide: How to connect an iPhone, display, hard drive, and more to a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air

Make room in your laptop bag.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3136583/macbook-pro-thunderbolt-3-adapter-guide-how-to-connect-an-iphone-display-hard-drive-and-more.html

 

The best bias lighting for TVs and computer monitors: An easy way to boost contrast and ease eyestrain

We pick our favorite bias lighting kits, as well as show you what to look for when you shop for one.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3428638/best-bias-lighting.html

 

Windows 10: Increase Taskbar Transparency via the Registry

https://www.techjunkie.com/windows-10-taskbar-transparency/

 

Hospitals hit by ransomware see an increase in fatal heart attacks

https://www.komando.com/news/hospitals-hit-by-ransomware-see-an-increase-in-fatal-heart-attacks/685629/

 

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

 

Google Maps got a tiny new feature that might significantly improve performance

https://bgr.com/2019/11/15/google-maps-directions-improvements-new-3d-layer-on-android/

 

10 Addictive Podcasts Where You’ll Learn Something in Each Episode

These informational podcasts will make you smarter, not sleepier.

https://whatnerd.com/addictive-educational-podcasts/

 

Farewell, Cortana

https://gizmodo.com/farewell-cortana-1839907363

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