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Fri 1810 11/29/2019

3 reasons to not do your Black Friday shopping on your smartphone

More Americans are using their mobile devices for online shopping, but there are risks

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/3-reasons-to-not-do-your-holiday-shopping-on-your-smartphone-2019-11-26?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

 

UnPHILtered: Would-be Hacker Targets Dr. Phil

https://www.drphil.com/videos/unphiltered-would-be-hacker-targets-dr-phil/

 

7 Ways to Hang Up on Voice Fraud

Criminals are coming at us from all direction, including our phones. Don't answer that next call without reading this tips first.

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/7-ways-to-hang-up-on-voice-fraud---/d/d-id/1336427

 

How to Preserve the Tweets of Someone Who Has Died Before Twitter Purges Them

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-preserve-the-tweets-of-someone-who-has-died-befo-1840065200

 

With Firefox, stop leaking your data across the internet

It's time to start using Firefox's solid collection of content-blocking tools.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/with-firefox-stop-leaking-your-data-across-the-internet/

 

Turn On or Off Always Use Strict Tracking Prevention when Browsing InPrivate in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://tinyurl.com/tfgsus4

 

Devices nearing to end of service will update automatically to Windows 10 1909?

https://forums.pureinfotech.com/t/devices-nearing-to-end-of-service-will-update-automatically-to-windows-10-1909/806

 

How to install a Color Profile in Windows 10 using an ICC Profile

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/install-a-color-profile-in-windows-10-using-icc-profile

 

This Czech search engine was beating Google until recently. It says Google isn’t playing fair

https://qz.com/1752541/czech-search-engine-seznam-beat-google-until-android-came-along/?yptr=yahoo

 

How the Iranian Government Shut Off the Internet

After years of centralizing internet control, Iran pulled the plug on connectivity for nearly all of its citizens.

https://www.wired.com/story/iran-internet-shutoff/

 

How to Fix Mobile Data Not Working on Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-cellular-data-not-working-on-android/

 

What’s inside the Raspberry Pi 4 Desktop Kit?

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/whats-inside-the-raspberry-pi-4-desktop-kit/

 

How to Organize Bookmarks in Chrome

https://www.techjunkie.com/organize-bookmarks-chrome/

 

Configure Browsers to Automatically Clear Data on Close

Most modern browsers come with features that allow you to clear stored data quite easily, and this includes anything form browsing history and cached images and files to passwords and cookies.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/configure-browsers-to-automatically-clear-data-on-close-528378.shtml

 

Bad RCS implementations are creating big vulnerabilities, security researchers claim

Carriers are creating problems for users

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/29/20987738/bad-rcs-implementations-are-creating-big-vulnerabilities-security-researchers-claim

 

Facebook labels a post as false to obey Singapore misinformation law

There's a question whether it's ensuring accuracy or hurting freedom.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/30/facebook-labels-post-as-false-for-singapore/

 

How to tell if a Google Play app is safe

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

 

5 Ways to Make Your iPhone Less Annoying

The iPhone offers a highly polished user experience, but iOS does have some quirks that you might find irritating. Our quick tips can help you shut down some of the biggest culprits.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/372137/5-ways-to-make-your-iphone-less-annoying

 

'Dexphot': A Sophisticated, Everyday Threat

Though the cryptominer has received little attention, it exemplifies the complexity of modern malware, Microsoft says.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/dexphot-a-sophisticated-everyday-threat-/d/d-id/1336469

 

Delete Unused Apps to Protect Your Android From Vulnerabilities

https://lifehacker.com/delete-unused-apps-to-protect-your-android-from-vulnera-1840054249

 

5 reasons why you should never trust a free VPN

Take your privacy and security seriously enough to avoid malware, ad tracking and slow connections.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/5-reasons-why-you-should-never-trust-a-free-vpn/

 

How to Make a Create System Restore Point Shortcut in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4543-create-system-restore-point-shortcut-windows-10-a.html

 

MICROSOFT EDGE GETS WEB APPS FEATURES TO BE LIKE NATIVE APPS ON WINDOWS 10

Chromium Edge will include features to make web apps feel like native modern desktop apps on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-edge-pwa-support-windows-10/

 

How to get more than 10 results on a single Google Search Page

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-get-more-than-10-results-on-a-single-google-search-page

 

A massive international email scam netted $3 million worth of top-secret US military equipment

https://qz.com/1661537/us-defense-contractor-falls-for-3-million-email-scam/

 

Here's the Evidence That Links Russia’s Most Brazen Cyberattacks

From the 2017 French election to the Olympics to NotPetya, the same group's fingerprints have appeared again and again.

https://www.wired.com/story/sandworm-russia-cyberattack-links/

 

No Ports? Try the OWC USB-C Travel Dock – Review and Giveaway

https://www.maketecheasier.com/owc-usb-c-travel-dock-review/

 

Securely tailor your TV viewing with BBC Box and Raspberry Pi

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/securely-tailor-your-tv-viewing-with-bbc-box-and-raspberry-pi/

 

The 5 Lightest Web Browsers – December 2019

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

 

Yet Another Bug Discovered in Windows 10 Version 1909

A few days ago, I reported about a bug in Windows 10 version 1909 that causes File Explorer to completely freeze and eventually crash whenever users attempt to perform a search using the built-in search feature.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/yet-another-bug-discovered-in-windows-10-version-1909-528361.shtml

 

Facebook and Instagram back up after big Thanksgiving outages

Users on both apps were reporting problems around the globe

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/28/20987004/facebook-instagram-down-thanksgiving-messenger-problems-outages

 

Apple will take a 'deeper look' at disputed borders in Maps

Don't expect changes to its Crimea map for Russian users, however.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/30/apple-to-review-disputed-borders-in-maps/

 

8 clever uses for inexpensive smart plugs that’ll make life easier

https://www.komando.com/technology/best-smart-plug-tips-and-tricks/602102/

 

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

 

DDoS: An Underestimated Threat

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have become more common, more powerful, and more useful to attackers. Here's how to fight back.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/ddos-an-underestimated-threat/a/d-id/1336423

 

How to Make Your Podcast Sound Like NPR

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-make-your-podcast-sound-like-npr-1840048544

 

6 simple security changes all Windows 10 users need to make

This beginner’s guide to Windows 10 security will help protect your device.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/6-simple-security-changes-all-windows-10-users-need-to-make/

 

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

 

STARS AT NIGHT THEME FOR WINDOWS 10 (DOWNLOAD)

https://pureinfotech.com/stars-night-theme-windows-10-download/

 

AdwCleaner review & free download: Remove unwanted programs from Windows PC

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/adwcleaner-review-download

 

An extra letter “s” enabled a million-dollar real estate scam

https://qz.com/1752282/how-compromised-emails-enable-cybercrime-and-real-estate-scams/

 

It’s Way Too Easy to Get a .gov Domain Name

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/11/its-way-too-easy-to-get-a-gov-domain-name/

 

How to Bulk Rename Files in Linux with Thunar’s Bulk Rename Tool

https://www.maketecheasier.com/bulk-rename-files-linux-thunar-bulk-rename-tool/

 

How a business was built on podcasts for Linux: The story of Jupiter Broadcasting

Learn about Jupiter Broadcasting's origins and its future under the Linux Academy wing in an interview with cofounder Chris Fisher.

https://opensource.com/article/19/10/linux-podcasts-Jupiter-Broadcasting?sc_cid=7013a000002D38fAAC

 

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

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

 

Windows 7 to Windows 10 Upgrades Slowed Down by Intel Chip Delays

Microsoft will discontinue Windows 7 in January next year, so everybody expects an upgrade super-cycle, especially in the case of enterprises that move entire fleets of devices to Windows 10.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-7-to-windows-10-upgrades-slowed-down-by-intel-chip-delays-528360.shtml

 

DOJ mostly gives up on stopping mobile carriers from ruining eSIM

Because they agreed to make rules in a fairer way

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/27/20985910/doj-gsma-esim-decision-anticompetitive-concerns-no-action

 

Intel is losing against AMD

Everywhere it's trying, AMD is beating its rival.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/28/amd-beating-intel-threadripper-ryzen/

 

Protect yourself from this text scam that lets hackers take over your account

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/text-phishing-lets-scammers-control-your-account/606557/

 

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

 

NYPD Pulls Fingerprint Database Offline Due to Ransomware Scare

An infected minicomputer distributed an unidentified threat to 23 machines connected to the LiveScan fingerprint tracking system.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/nypd-pulls-fingerprint-database-offline-due-to-ransomware-scare/d/d-id/1336466

 

Diagnose Your Devices' Privacy Problems With This List From Mozilla

https://lifehacker.com/diagnose-your-devices-privacy-problems-with-this-list-f-1840030924

 

Find a stolen laptop with free LockItTight service

It won't actually prevent theft, but it might help you recover your missing machine.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/find-a-stolen-laptop-with-free-lockittight-service/

 

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

 

HOW TO USE ROBOCOPY TO TRANSFER FILES SUPER-FAST OVER THE NETWORK ON WINDOWS 10

Windows 10 has a hidden tool called Robocopy to copy files very fast between computers over the network — Here's how to use it.

https://pureinfotech.com/robocopy-transfer-files-fast-network-windows-10/

 

How to enable Windows Sandbox in Windows 10 Home

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-windows-sandbox-in-windows-10-home

 

82% of SMB execs expect employees to put business devices at risk with holiday shopping

Nearly half of executives surveyed don't believe their employees would be able to spot a bad actor posing as an online retailer, Zix-AppRiver found.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/82-of-smb-execs-expect-employees-to-put-business-devices-at-risk-with-holiday-shopping/

 

Sale of 4 Million Stolen Cards Tied to Breaches at 4 Restaurant Chains

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/11/sale-of-4-million-stolen-cards-tied-to-breaches-at-4-restaurant-chains/

 

How to Spot and Avoid an eBay Scam

https://www.maketecheasier.com/spot-avoid-ebay-scams/

 

Latest Google Messages beta protects users from spam text messages

https://news.yahoo.com/latest-google-messages-beta-protects-users-spam-text-160834437.html

 

How to Automatically Install Drivers on Windows 10

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

 

Microsoft Confirms a New Windows 10 Known Issue

Microsoft has recently confirmed a new bug in the majority of Windows 10 versions, explaining that devices connected through a Thunderbolt Dock could just stop working.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-confirms-a-new-windows-10-known-issue-528355.shtml

 

Google Photos finally lets you manually tag people in pictures

As long as it sees a face in the first place

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/27/20985721/google-photos-tagging-manual-people-face-pictures

 

Google Photos lets you manually tag faces (as long as it sees them)

You’ll only be able to use the feature if Photos recognizes a face in the first place.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/27/google-photos-manual-face-tagging/

 

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/

 

Hulu: Subscribe Now for $2 Per Month

Hulu is selling a 12-month subscription for $2 per month, but don't wait long to pick one up as this deal expires at the end of Cyber Monday.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372269/hulu-subscribe-now-for-2-per-month

 

Target Seeks $74M in Data Breach Reimbursement from Insurance Company

The funds would cover some of the money Target paid to reimburse financial institutions for credit card replacement after the 2013 breach.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/target-seeks-$74m-in-data-breach-reimbursement-from-insurance-company/d/d-id/1336443

 

Waterloo Brewing loses $2.1 million in social engineering cyberattack

Social Sharing

Brewery says fake creditor tricked company into making fraudulent wire transfers

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/waterloo-brewing-cyberattack-1.5367658

 

Security of North American Energy Grid Tested in GridEx Exercise

https://www.securityweek.com/security-north-american-energy-grid-tested-gridex-exercise

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Thur 1809 11/28/2019

How to remove a boot sector virus (really applies to any computer regardless of OS)

https://macpaw.com/how-to/remove-boot-sector-virus

 

Holy shit

https://twitter.com/Crypto_Bitlord/status/1198314926273638401

 

Dexphot Malware Uses Randomization, Encryption, and Polymorphism to Evade Detection

https://www.securityweek.com/dexphot-malware-uses-randomization-encryption-and-polymorphism-evade-detection

 

[Heads-up. This Is Ugly] After Refusing The Maze Ransomware Payment, Their Stolen Data Was Leaked

https://blog.knowbe4.com/heads-up.-this-is-ugly-after-refusing-the-maze-ransomware-payment-their-stolen-data-was-leaked

 

Apple is reportedly planning to shake up its iPhone sizes in 2020, including its biggest screen yet

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/27/apple-2020-iphone-said-to-have-largest-screen-ever.html

 

Top 25 Most Dangerous Vulnerabilities Refreshed After 8 Years

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/top-25-most-dangerous-vulnerabilities-refreshed-after-8-years/

 

The best SSDs of 2019: Drastic price cuts shake up the ranks

The best SSDs can supercharge your PC. Here are our picks for the best SSDs, what to look for in an SSD, whether you even need an SSD, and more.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3234838/best-ssds.html

 

Intel turns to Samsung for help keeping up with AMD, rumor claims

Samsung to chip in with CPU production

https://www.techradar.com/news/intel-turns-to-samsung-for-help-keeping-up-with-amd-rumor-claims

 

Best 27-Inch PC Monitors: Black Friday 2019 - Deals & Buyer's Guide

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-27-inch-monitors

 

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

 

Hidden Cam Above Bluetooth Pump Skimmer

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/11/hidden-cam-above-bluetooth-pump-skimmer/

 

Here's How to Get The Lowest Airfares Online

https://askbobrankin.com/heres_how_to_get_the_lowest_airfares_online.html

 

Buggy SSD Hard Drives Could Self-Destruct in 3 Years

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10662/buggy-ssd-hard-drives-could-self-destruct-3-years

 

Why Sharing Your Disney+ or Netflix Password Is a Bad Idea

https://gizmodo.com/why-sharing-your-disney-or-netflix-password-is-a-bad-i-1840037720

 

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

 

The best background photo editor apps for iPhone

https://macpaw.com/how-to/background-photo-editor-apps

 

Political Campaigns Targeted Facebook Users Without Consent

AggregateIQ, a Canadian data company with links to Cambridge Analytica, did not get the required consent from Facebook users before targeting them with ads in US and UK elections.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372230/political-campaigns-targeted-facebook-users-without-consent

 

Podcast Episodes

https://www.komando.com/episode/

 

Hackers Accessed Magento Marketplace User Data

https://www.securityweek.com/hackers-accessed-magento-marketplace-user-data

 

Malware Delivered Via Fake Browser Updates Are Back and are More Sophisticated Than Ever

https://blog.knowbe4.com/malware-delivered-via-fake-browser-updates-are-back-and-are-more-sophisticated-than-ever

 

Inside Amazon’s delivery push: Employees and drivers say an overworked system is lax on safety as packages pile up

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/27/amazons-delivery-operation-is-lax-on-safety-as-packages-pile-up.html

 

Windows 10 1909 KB4517245 Update Causes File Explorer Issues

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-1909-kb4517245-update-causes-file-explorer-issues/

 

Chromebooks versus Windows laptops: Which should you buy?

In the fight between a Google Chrome OS-powered Chromebook and a Microsoft Windows PC, it boils down to cost versus convenience.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3280998/chromebooks-versus-windows-laptops-which-should-you-buy.html

 

You basically get a free graphics card with this Black Friday GPU deal

Free Xbox Game Pass and Borderlands 3 or Ghost Recon Breakpoint

https://www.techradar.com/black-friday/you-basically-get-a-free-graphics-card-with-this-black-friday-gpu-deal

 

Best Windows 10 Tablet: Black Friday 2019 - Deals & Buyer's Guide

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-windows-10-tablet

 

How to send large attachments with Mail Drop and other services

You must use your iCloud account and Apple’s Mail app together for Mail Drop, but it’s not the only way.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3454118/how-to-send-large-attachments-with-mail-drop-and-other-services.html

 

110 Nursing Homes Cut Off from Health Records in Ransomware Attack

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/11/110-nursing-homes-cut-off-from-health-records-in-ransomware-attack/

 

10 Money Saving Tips For Holiday Shoppers

https://askbobrankin.com/10_money_saving_tips_for_holiday_shoppers.html

 

Firefox to Fight 'Fingerprinting' Tracking

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10663/firefox-fight-fingerprinting-tracking

 

For Black Friday, Strikers Across Europe Demand Amazon Improve Working Conditions

https://gizmodo.com/for-black-friday-strikers-across-europe-demand-amazon-1840098263

 

Best surge protector: Reviews and buying advice

Far better than ordinary power strips, these products will protect your expensive electronics from dangerous power spikes. We'll help you pick the right one for your home or small office.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3172540/best-surge-protector.html

 

How to back up photos on iPhone: iCloud and other options

https://macpaw.com/how-to/backup-pictures-iphone

 

Twitter to Inactive Users: Log In or Say Goodbye to Your Account

The company is notifying affected users they'll need to log back in by Dec. 11 or lose access. On the plus side, the company is reclaiming the Twitter handles so active users can grab them.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372226/twitter-inactive-users-need-to-log-in-or-say-goodbye-to-you

 

This discontinued movie service is still charging customers – check your bank account!

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/moviepass-shut-down-but-former-subscribers-are-still-charged/606554/

 

Meet Kilos, a New Search Engine for the Dark Web

https://www.securityweek.com/meet-kilos-new-search-engine-dark-web

 

Are your users putting a big target on your organization’s back?

https://info.knowbe4.com/password-exposure-test-chn

 

Facebook restoring service after major outage

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/28/facebook-and-instagram-are-down.html

 

Almost 60% Of Malicious Ads Come from Three Ad Providers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/almost-60-percent-of-malicious-ads-come-from-three-ad-providers/

 

How to transfer everything from your old Android phone to your new one

No one wants to spend forever moving all their stuff to a new phone. Here's a quick and painless guide to get you up and running fast.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2989988/how-to-get-everything-off-your-old-android-phone-and-onto-your-new-one.html

 

Get the Acer Chromebook 14 for a best ever $149.99 in this Amazon Lightning Deal

A great price for this Chromebook

https://www.techradar.com/news/get-the-acer-chromebook-14-for-a-best-ever-dollar14999-in-this-amazon-lightning-deal

 

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

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

 

Tech accessories to be thankful for

These products are the glue that holds together a workflow.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3482137/tech-accessories-to-be-thankful-for.html

 

Ransomware Bites 400 Veterinary Hospitals

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

 

Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2019. Advanced threat predictions for 2020

https://securelist.com/advanced-threat-predictions-for-2020/95055/

 

This killer Acer Aspire 5 deal gives you a 15.6-inch road warrior for $260

A new all-time-low for a fantastic laptop.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3481646/this-killer-acer-aspire-5-deal-gives-you-a-156-inch-road-warrior-for-260.html

 

Amazon and Google Gadgets Top Mozilla's 2019 Privacy Shit List

https://gizmodo.com/amazon-and-google-gadgets-top-mozillas-2019-privacy-shi-1839962669

 

Wyze unwraps a $1.49-per-month cloud storage plan for its budget home security cameras

Wyze’s new plan undercuts the $3-per-month, per-camera cloud storage plans from rivals Ring and Arlo.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3452356/wyze-new-complete-motion-capture-plan.html

 

How to sync your iPhone and your iPad

https://macpaw.com/how-to/connect-iphone-to-ipad

 

Xerox to HP: Like it or Not, a Hostile Takeover Is Happening

What Xerox has in mind for HP's PC business has been left unsaid. But in a letter, the company mentioned that the cost savings could lead to increased R&D investment. However, HP thinks a merger is a bad idea.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372209/xerox-to-hp-like-it-or-not-a-hostile-takeover-is-happening

 

6 useful gadgets to modernize your older car

https://www.komando.com/technology/6-useful-gadgets-to-modernize-your-older-car/606431/

 

Google Shares Data on State-Sponsored Hacking Attempts

https://www.securityweek.com/google-shares-data-state-sponsored-hacking-attempts

 

Start Your Free Phishing Security Test

Find out what percentage of your employees are Phish-prone

Did you know that 91% of successful data breaches started with a spear phishing attack?

https://info.knowbe4.com/phishing-security-test-chn

 

Amazon Alexa is about to get more emotional — here’s what it sounds like excited and disappointed

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/28/amazon-alexas-voice-is-about-to-get-more-emotional.html

 

Dexphot Polymorphic Malware Shows Complexity of Everyday Threats

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/dexphot-polymorphic-malware-shows-complexity-of-everyday-threats/

 

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

 

Best ways to share big files: Cloud sharing large folders made simple

Wave goodbye to bloated emails forever

https://www.techradar.com/best/best-ways-to-share-big-files

 

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

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

 

Convenience: Android comes with something the iPhone doesn’t

But it's not great.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3481697/convenience-android-comes-with-something-the-iphone-doesn-t.html

 

DDoS-for-Hire Boss Gets 13 Months Jail Time

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/11/ddos-for-hire-boss-gets-13-months-jail-time/

 

Phishing Campaign To Stop Email Fraud Launched By KnowBe4 And Cybercrime Magazine

“Who’s Being Phished” 30-second video every Friday at 8 a.m. PhishingCampaign.com

https://cybersecurityventures.com/phishing-campaign/

 

Amazon is selling $100 App Store and iTunes cards for $80 right now if you act fast

Free money!

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3481648/amazon-is-selling-100-app-store-and-itunes-cards-for-80-right-now-if-you-act-fast.html

 

A DIY Dual-Screen Laptop That Doesn't Sacrifice the Keyboard Is My Perfect Portable

https://gizmodo.com/a-diy-dual-screen-laptop-that-doesnt-sacrifice-the-keyb-1839963928

 

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

 

What is the difference between malware and a virus?

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

 

Alexa's Latest Skill Manages Your Meds and Prescription Refills

Amazon teams up with Omnicell and Giant Eagle Pharmacy to enable medication reminders and request prescription refills.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372203/alexas-latest-skill-manages-your-meds-and-prescription-refi

 

DIY Security: 6 clever scams spreading right now and how to avoid them

https://videos.komando.com/video/diy-security-6-clever-scams-spreading-right-now-and-how-to-avoid-them/683043/

 

Hackers Steal $49 Million in Ethereum From Cryptocurrency Exchange Upbit

https://www.securityweek.com/hackers-steal-49-million-ethereum-cryptocurrency-exchange-upbit

 

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

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

 

[Scam Of The Week]: Black Friday & Cyber Monday Top 10 Fraud Alert Tips

https://blog.knowbe4.com/scam-of-the-week-black-friday-cyber-monday-top-10-fraud-alert-tips

 

Apple's Latest (and Largest) iPad Pros are on Sale at Woot

https://kinjadeals.theinventory.com/apples-latest-and-largest-ipad-pros-are-on-sale-at-wo-1839956519?ks=streamshare

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Microsoft names its next Windows 10 upgrade: '2004'

Although the name would indicate an April 2020 release, the company's past Windows upgrade tempo has rarely hit the mark.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3482243/microsoft-names-its-next-windows-10-upgrade-2004.html

 

Fin7 behind DiBella’s data breach affecting 305,000 cards

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/fin7-behind-dibellas-data-breach-affecting-305000-cards/

 

How to Make a Graph in Google Sheets

https://www.howtogeek.com/446699/how-to-make-a-graph-in-google-sheets/

 

HTTPZ is an advanced HTTP connection upgrader for Firefox

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/23/httpz-is-an-advanced-http-connection-upgrader-for-firefox/

 

4 Black Friday scams to avoid in 2019: Phishing, pyramid schemes and more

Online gift exchanges, digital card skimmers and other traps are set and waiting for you when you shop this Thanksgiving weekend.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/4-black-friday-scams-to-avoid-in-2019-phishing-pyramid-schemes-and-more/

 

How to Start a Podcast: Preparing for Your First Episode

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

 

How to Add Google Search and Other Search Actions to Peppermint’s Main Menu

https://www.maketecheasier.com/add-search-actions-peppermints-main-menu/

 

What is a URL (Uniform Resource Locator)?

Hint: It helps you find things on the web

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-a-url-2626035

 

How Should I Set Up My Home Network?

A home network allows you to share a single internet connection, as well as data and devices, between multiple devices. I'll review the basics components of a home network and some steps to take as your network grows.

https://askleo.com/how_should_i_set_up_my_home_network/

 

How to install Disney+ on a Windows 10 computer

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-install-disney-on-a-windows-10-computer

 

Singapore tells Facebook to correct user's post in test of 'fake news' laws

The government issued the order after a post containing accusations about the arrest of a supposed whistleblower and election rigging.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/singapore-tells-facebook-correct-user-s-post-test-fake-news-n1093201

 

New malware Dexphot uses advanced stealth tactics like polymorphism to avoid detection (this type of malware will be the new norm)

https://blog.avast.com/dexphot-malware-cryptojacked-80000-computers

 

How to prevent safe emails going to Junk Email folder in Outlook

Does Outlook.com keep sending safe emails to the Junk Email folder making you miss important messages? Use this guide to manage your junk email settings.

https://pureinfotech.com/prevent-safe-emails-junk-email-folder-outlook/

 

The 3 Best Ways to Scan and Digitize Old Photos

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-ways-scan-old-photos/

 

Customers complain after alarms go offline, as security firm hit by ransomware attack

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/customers-complain-after-alarms-go-offline-as-security-firm-hit-by-ransomware-attack-21840.html#new_tab

 

Hands-on: Free vector graphics iOS app Vectornator comes to the Mac [Video]

https://9to5mac.com/2019/11/29/vectornator-for-mac/#more-621973

 

Google finds that nation-state phishing continues at its customary high levels. DeathRansom, the low-end ransomware that didn’t actually encrypt files, has now begun to do so.

Microsoft reflects on Dexphot, and the sophistication it brings to ordinary malware.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-daily-2019-11-27.html

 

Student Develops App That Turns iPhone Into iPod Classic

A design student at Cooper Union college developed the app on Swift. The virtual iPod Classic comes with a clickwheel, including sounds and haptic feedback, and a Cover Flow feature.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372253/student-develops-app-that-turns-iphone-into-ipod-classic

 

You can’t trust online reviews – 3 red flags to watch for

https://videos.komando.com/video/you-cant-trust-online-reviews-3-red-flags-to-watch-for/683045/

 

Sen. Kennedy reverses course, says Russia, not Ukraine hacked DNC

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/election-2016-cybersecurity-insights/sen-kennedy-reverses-course-says-russia-not-ukraine-hacked-dnc/

 

How to Set a Custom Template as the Default in PowerPoint

https://www.howtogeek.com/447131/how-to-set-a-custom-template-as-the-default-in-powerpoint/

 

Find files on your smartphone or tablet quickly with NirSoft's MobileFileSearch

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/20/find-files-on-your-smartphone-or-tablet-quickly-with-nirsofts-mobilefilesearch/

 

Latest Firefox browser shows who's tracking you, because we all care about privacy now

Firefox’s new privacy-reporting tool lets you see the cookies, trackers and fingerprinters monitoring you across the web.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/latest-firefox-browser-shows-whos-tracking-you-because-we-all-care-about-privacy-now/

 

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

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

 

11 of the Best Siri Shortcuts for iOS Power Users

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-siri-shortcuts-ios-power-users/

 

Hypertext Transfer Protocol Explained

Everything you need to know about HTTP

https://www.lifewire.com/hypertext-transfer-protocol-817944

 

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/

 

Use Advanced Diagnostics in Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant to fix Outlook issues

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/advanced-diagnostics-microsoft-support-and-recovery-assistant

 

ATM hackers could mean higher fees for customers

Hacking bank ATMs has become so sophisticated in the U.S. that some banks could increase fees to offset fraud.

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/atm-hackers-could-mean-higher-fees-for-customers-74234437658

 

Black Friday shoppers, use our security checklist before you charge into sales

https://blog.avast.com/black-friday-online-shopping-checklist

 

How to disable Start menu left pane auto expand mouse hover on Windows 10

If the Start menu auto-expand feature is getting in the way, use these steps to disable it.

https://pureinfotech.com/disable-start-menu-auto-expand-windows-10/

 

The Best Free DAW Software for Windows

DAW stands for Digital Audio Workstation

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-free-daw-software/

 

Palo Alto Networks Employee Data Breach Highlights Risks Posed by Third Party Vendors

https://businessinsights.bitdefender.com/palo-alto-networks-employee-data-breach-highlights-risks-posed-by-third-party-vendors#new_tab

 

Problematic Smartphone Usage now a psychiatric disorder; 23% of kids affected

https://9to5mac.com/2019/11/29/problematic-smartphone-usage/

 

Facebook and Twitter warned yesterday that users may have unwittingly compromised personal information to two data-harvesting apps downloaded from Google Play

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2019/November/CyberWire_2019_11_26.html

 

Google Detects Steady Stream of Phishing Attacks From Cyberspies

From July to September, the company sent out more than 12,000 warnings to users across the globe that government-backed attackers were trying to break into their Google accounts through phishing scams, the company revealed on Tuesday.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372225/google-detects-steady-stream-of-phishing-attacks-from-cybers

 

Your online security is at risk without this tool

https://www.komando.com/how-tos/your-online-security-is-at-risk-without-this-tool/576906/

 

Catch NYC, Catch Steak hit with payment card skimming malware

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/catch-nyc-catch-steak-hit-with-payment-card-skimming-malware/

 

How to Scan a Document in Windows 10

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

 

Kodi 19 may break some add-ons

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/19/kodi-19-may-break-some-add-ons/

 

This iPhone 11 case is completely edible

This case made of chocolate won't protect your phone, but if you're hungry it's perfect.

https://www.cnet.com/news/this-iphone-11-case-is-completely-edible/

 

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

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

 

How to Have Chrome Always Open at a Specific Page

https://www.maketecheasier.com/get-chrome-always-open-specific-page/

 

7 Most Common Online Error Codes

Error message details and how to fix them

https://www.lifewire.com/top-common-online-error-codes-and-what-they-mean-4071879

 

How Do I Recover My Facebook Password?

If you've lost your Facebook login password, there are a couple of ways to recover access to your account.

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_recover_my_facebook_password/

 

Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant will help fix Office & other problems

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-support-and-recovery-assistant

 

Senate Democrats reveal digital 'Miranda rights' privacy bill

The bill could mark a milestone in the lengthy push for a federal privacy law and would strengthen the FTC's ability to enforce digital privacy protections.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/senate-democrats-reveal-digital-miranda-rights-privacy-bill-n1091641

 

7 mobile security threats that may catch you by surprise

Even if you're usually savvy about cybersecurity, anyone can have a vulnerable moment (in our writer's case, it was his mother's funeral).

https://www.idginsiderpro.com/article/3449437/7-mobile-security-threats-that-may-catch-you-by-surprise.html

 

MICROSOFT EDGE GETS WEB APPS FEATURES TO BE LIKE NATIVE APPS ON WINDOWS 10

Chromium Edge will include features to make web apps feel like native modern desktop apps on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-edge-pwa-support-windows-10/

 

6 Ways to Hack a Raspberry Pi via the Boot Partition

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/hack-raspberry-pi-boot-partition/

 

Smash-and-grab car thieves use Bluetooth to target cars containing tech gadgets

https://www.bitdefender.com/box/blog/iot-news/smash-grab-car-thieves-use-bluetooth-target-cars-containing-tech-gadgets/#new_tab

 

Firefox to Fight 'Fingerprinting' Tracking

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10663/firefox-fight-fingerprinting-tracking

 

A leak (obtained by the ICIJ) and a defection (reported by the Times and others) appear respectively to shed light on China's repression of its Uighur minority and on the country's espionage operations.

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2019/November/CyberWire_2019_11_25.html

 

10 Ways to Set Up Your Wi-Fi for Guests

Can you survive the holidays without Wi-Fi? No you cannot. Here's how to prepare your network for guests and safely share your password with them.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/371658/10-ways-to-set-up-your-wi-fi-for-guests

 

7 ways to delete yourself from the internet

https://www.komando.com/privacy/how-to-delete-yourself-from-the-internet-2/598709/

 

Risk and compliance challenges in the swift moving lead-generation market

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/opinion/executive-insight/risk-and-compliance-challenges-in-the-swift-moving-lead-generation-market/

 

10 Easy Steps to Better iPhone and iPad Security

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

 

Use AI to determine whether a text is generated or real in Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/19/use-ai-to-determine-whether-a-text-is-generated-or-real-in-chrome/

 

Web inventor worries profit priorities could taint .org domain

Tim Berners-Lee says selling .org operations to Ethos Capital could be a "travesty." Ethos says jacking up prices isn't its plan.

https://www.cnet.com/news/profit-priorities-could-taint-org-domain-web-inventor-tim-berners-lee-worries/

 

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

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

 

How to Use Virtual Desk in Chrome OS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-virtual-desk-chrome-os/

 

Why Online Ads Follow You Around the Web

And what you can do to make them stop

https://www.lifewire.com/ads-online-why-are-they-following-you-around-the-web-4063788

 

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 enable Windows Mobility Center on Windows 10 desktop computer

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-windows-mobility-center-on-desktop-computer

 

Web inventor has an ambitious plan to take back the net

The contract is designed to counteract the growing prevalence of such anti-democratic poisons as misinformation, mass surveillance and censorship.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/web-inventor-has-ambitious-plan-take-back-net-n1090366

 

FBI Lawyer Suspected of Altering Russia Probe Document

The allegation is part of a Justice Department inspector general investigation into the early days of the FBI’s Russia probe, which was ultimately taken over by special counsel Robert Mueller and resulted in charges against six Trump associates and more than two dozen Russians accused of interfering in the election.

https://www.snopes.com/ap/2019/11/22/fbi-lawyer-suspected-of-altering-russia-probe-document/

 

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 Watch Local TV Channels Without Cable

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

 

Smashing Security #156: Better safe than Sony

https://www.grahamcluley.com/smashing-security-156-better-safe-than-sony/

 

PyRadio: An open source alternative for internet radio

Play your favorite internet radio stations—while keeping your personal data private—with PyRadio.

https://opensource.com/article/19/11/pyradio?sc_cid=7013a000002DAhpAAG

 

Google security researchers revealed that the Russian threat actor Sandworm uploaded malicious apps to the Google Play Store in an attempt to infect Android devices with malware, WIRED says. Google tracked the campaign back from Russian attempts at false-flag operations against the 2018 Winter Olympics.

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2019/November/CyberWire_2019_11_22.html

 

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 useful new iPadOS features you have to try

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/ipad-tips-and-tricks-with-ipad-os/598769/

 

Patched WhatsApp vulnerability still impacting thousands of apps

A vulnerability in the WhatsApp for Android that was found, disclosed and patched can still affect thousands of additional apps that have not been patched.

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/mobile-security/patched-whatsapp-vulnerability-still-impacting-thousands-of-apps/

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Don’t Buy a Cheap Chromebook on Black Friday Without Checking the Update Expiration Date

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/302746-dont-buy-a-cheap-chromebook-on-black-friday-without-checking-the-update-expiration-date

 

Only a few 2020 US presidential candidates are using a basic email security feature

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/27/presidential-candidates-email-security/

 

MICROSOFT EDGE GETS WEB APPS FEATURES TO BE LIKE NATIVE APPS ON WINDOWS 10

Chromium Edge will include features to make web apps feel like native modern desktop apps on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-edge-pwa-support-windows-10/

 

How to get back online after a Windows 10 update breaks your internet access

Can't connect to the internet after applying an update? Use this guide to fix the problem on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-regain-internet-access-after-installing-update-windows-10

 

This Doesn’t Need to Happen

Another day, another story of data loss. The frustrating thing is that it doesn't have to happen.

https://askleo.com/doesnt-need-happen/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IvxC.mRy.pdfbL

 

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

 

A Cause You Care About Needs Your Cybersecurity Help

By donating their security expertise, infosec professionals are supporting non-profits, advocacy groups, and communities in-need.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/a-cause-you-care-about-needs-your-cybersecurity-help/b/d-id/1336482

 

Ryuk Ransomware Forces Prosegur Security Firm to Shut Down Network

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ryuk-ransomware-forces-prosegur-security-firm-to-shut-down-network/

 

6 Most Popular Email Providers Better Than Gmail and Yahoo Mail

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

 

Hurry - this Dolby Atmos deal sees a full cinema sound system for under $400

Get it while you can

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-dolby-atmos-speaker-system-is-at-its-lowest-price-ever-for-black-friday

 

How to Add and Remove Tracking Prevention Exceptions for Sites in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/145050-add-remove-tracking-prevention-exceptions-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

How to Use Content Settings in Chrome

https://www.techjunkie.com/settings-content-chrome/

 

Sockets, Caches and Cores, Oh My!

https://askbobrankin.com/sockets_caches_and_cores_oh_my.html

 

Man Jailed for Attacking Millions of Websites

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10655/man-jailed-attacking-millions-websites

 

The sinister timing of deepfakes and the 2020 election

Education and legislation are needed to combat the significant threat of deepfakes.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-sinister-timing-of-deepfakes-and-the-2020-election/

 

PaperScan Scanner Software Free Edition

A simple yet powerful scanning software that enables you to operate a wide variety of image adjustments so you can enhance the appearance of your photos

https://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/AutoRun-Builders/PaperScan-Free.shtml

 

Galaxy S11 release date, price, camera and leaks

Here's everything we know about the Galaxy S11 so far

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/galaxy-s11-rumors,news-29590.html

 

This iPhone app will make you nostalgic for the iPod click wheel

How badly do you miss the iPod click wheel?

https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2019/11/28/20986886/iphone-app-ipod-classic-click-wheel-elvin-hu-developer

 

Twitter begins testing Reddit-style nested conversations

The site plans to role out features from its beta app, Twttr, next year.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/28/twitter-testing-nested-conversations/

 

The secret Google doesn’t want you to know about its tool to auto-delete your data

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/the-secret-google-doesnt-want-you-to-know-about-its-tool-to-auto-delete-your-data/606101/

 

Twitter to Inactive Users: Log In or Say Goodbye to Your Account

The company is notifying affected users they'll need to log back in by Dec. 11 or lose access. On the plus side, the company is reclaiming the Twitter handles so active users can grab them.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372226/twitter-inactive-users-need-to-log-in-or-say-goodbye-to-you

 

Gift Guide: Essential security and privacy gifts to help protect your friends and family

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/27/gift-guide-essential-security-and-privacy-gifts-to-help-protect-your-friends-and-family/

 

How to disable Start menu left pane auto expand mouse hover on Windows 10

If the Start menu auto-expand feature is getting in the way, use these steps to disable it.

https://pureinfotech.com/disable-start-menu-auto-expand-windows-10/

 

Let Amazon's discounted Echo Dot and Smart Plug bundle kickstart your smart home for just $27

https://www.windowscentral.com/let-amazons-discounted-echo-dot-and-smart-plug-bundle-kickstart-your-smart-home-just-27

 

Can I Recover Old Files from an External Hard Drive?

It is possible to recover deleted data from an old external hard drive, but success depends on how that drive has been used since the data was deleted.

https://askleo.com/recover-files-external-drive/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IvxC.mRy.pdfbL

 

The Ring Smart Lighting 4-Pathlight starter kit just got its first-ever price cut—and it’s a big one

Get four lights and a bridge for 25% off.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3482128/the-ring-smart-lighting-4-pathlight-starter-kit-just-got-its-first-ever-price-cutand-its-a-big-one.html

 

New Free Emulator Challenges Apple's Control of iOS

An open-source tool gives researchers and jailbreakers a free option for researching vulnerabilities in the operating system - and gives Apple a new headache.

https://www.darkreading.com/mobile/new-free-emulator-challenges-apples-control-of-ios/d/d-id/1336478

 

Microsoft Warns of Uncommon Windows 10 Thunderbolt Issue

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-warns-of-uncommon-windows-10-thunderbolt-issue/

 

9 Awesome Free Printable Board Games

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-awesome-free-printable-board-games/

 

3D-printed shoes are coming – for a perfect fit every time

https://www.techradar.com/news/3d-printed-shoes-are-coming-for-a-perfect-fit-every-time

 

How to Turn On or Off Tracking Prevention in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/145047-how-turn-off-tracking-prevention-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

How to Change Your Background on Google

https://www.techjunkie.com/change-background-google/

 

Here's How to Get The Lowest Airfares Online

https://askbobrankin.com/heres_how_to_get_the_lowest_airfares_online.html

 

How to Fix: Convert Windows Disk to Mac (Format HFS+)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10659/how-fix-convert-windows-disk-mac-format-hfs

 

Cybersecurity in 2020: More targeted attacks, AI not a prevention panacea

As cloud complexity increases, hackers are relying on more targeted attacks, scoping out weak points across a larger attack surface.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/cybersecurity-in-2020-more-targeted-attacks-ai-not-a-prevention-panacea/

 

Why Is the First 2020 Windows 10 Update Called “2004”?

Since Windows has migrated from the original concept to Windows as a Service, Microsoft’s desktop operating system is always a work-in-progress, and the feature updates that the company releases every year come to add new capabilities and improve the existing ones.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/why-is-the-first-2020-windows-10-update-called-2004-528364.shtml

 

Google wants to turn your phone into a smart display with Ambient Mode

An always on digital assistant

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-wants-to-turn-your-phone-into-a-smart-display-with-ambient-mode

 

REV TRANSCRIBERS HATE THE LOW PAY, BUT THE DISTURBING RECORDINGS ARE EVEN WORSE

Violent police recordings, descriptions of child abuse, and graphic medical videos have appeared without warning, transcribers say

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/25/20979249/rev-recordings-transcriptions-low-pay-complaints-freelance-transcribers

 

Samsung gets closer to building 'QD-OLED' TVs that rival LG's OLED

Quantum dot tech that can last up to a million hours is the key.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/28/samsung-qd-oled-research/

 

Podcast Episodes

https://www.komando.com/episode/

 

Twitter Pauses Purge to Preserve Accounts of Deceased Users

'We've heard you on the impact that this would have on the accounts of the deceased. This was a miss on our part,' the company said on Wednesday.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372245/twitter-pauses-purge-to-preserve-accounts-of-deceased-users

 

Twitter to add a way to ‘memorialize’ accounts for deceased users before removing inactive ones

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/27/twitter-to-add-a-way-to-memorialize-accounts-for-deceased-users-before-removing-inactive-ones/

 

How to enable DNS over HTTPS in Firefox

Firefox can now encrypt DNS queries over HTTPS to improve security and privacy, and these are the steps to enable it.

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

 

These discounted Thunderbolt 3 docks connect your laptop to all the things for less on Black Friday

https://www.windowscentral.com/black-friday-thunderbolt-3-dock-deals

 

How Do I Reformat and Reinstall Windows?

To reformat and reinstall is considered the "nuclear option" when it comes to dealing with Windows problems (or just cleaning up).

https://askleo.com/reformat-reinstall-windows/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IvxC.mRy.pdfbL

 

Take $20 off a pair of YubiKey Series 5 security keys in rare discount

Protect your passwords for less.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3482120/take-20-off-a-pair-of-yubikey-series-5-security-keys-in-rare-discount.html

 

How to Get Prepared for Privacy Legislation

All the various pieces of legislation, both in the US and worldwide, can feel overwhelming. But getting privacy basics right is a solid foundation.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/privacy/how-to-get-prepared-for-privacy-legislation/a/d-id/1336418

 

Ransomware Locks Medical Records at Great Plains Health

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ransomware-locks-medical-records-at-great-plains-health/

 

5 Reasons Why a Magic Trackpad Is Better Than a Magic Mouse

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/magic-trackpad-better-than-magic-mouse/

 

Palo Alto Networks hit by major data breach

Third-party vendor leaked employees' personal information online

https://www.techradar.com/news/palo-alto-networks-hit-by-major-data-breach

 

How to Create a Bootable USB Recovery Drive in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4200-create-recovery-drive-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Change Public to Private Network Profile in Windows 10

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

 

[Review] New Updated Search Box in File Explorer in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/review-new-updated-search-box-in-file-explorer-in-windows-10/

 

How to Fix: MEDIA_ERR_UNKNOWN Chrome, Firefox, Etc

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10661/how-fix-mediaerrunknown-chrome-firefox-etc

 

Give InKind social platform can help people help others during the holidays

The website allows users to coordinate support for people enduring difficult life situations, including medical crises, natural disasters, and loss of loved ones.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/give-inkind-social-platform-can-help-people-help-others-during-the-holidays/

 

Samsung Launches Stable Android 10 Update for Galaxy S10

Samsung has silently kicked off the rollout of Android 10 for the Galaxy S10 at least for one market, according to a report today.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/samsung-launches-stable-android-10-update-for-galaxy-s10-528362.shtml

 

Buying a Chromebook gets you three free months of Disney Plus

Thank Google for your free pass to watching The Mandalorian

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/buying-a-chromebook-gets-you-three-free-months-of-disney-plus

 

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

 

Google offers new Chromebook buyers three months of Disney+ for free

Spend the holidays catching up on 'The Mandalorian.'

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/26/chromebook-disney-plus-offer/

 

5 tricks I use to keep my inbox in check

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/5-tricks-kim-uses-to-organize-her-inbox/602117/

 

Feds Arrest Man for Stealing, Then Leaking 100 Unreleased Songs

27-year-old Christian Erazo has been arrested for his role in stealing 50GB of content from music industry. He and his cohorts pulled off the crime by hacking into a music producer's social networking account, and breaking into cloud storage accounts.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372242/feds-arrest-man-for-stealing-then-leaking-100-unreleased-so

 

This robot scientist has conducted 100,000 experiments in a year

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/27/this-robot-scientist-has-conducted-100000-experiments-in-a-year/

 

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/

 

Keepa tracks Black Friday 2019 deal prices so you don't have to

Are you planning to shop on Black Friday? Then you should be using the Keepa extension in your browser to view the product price history to avoid overpaying on Amazon.

https://www.windowscentral.com/keepa-lets-you-track-product-price-history-during-black-friday-2019

 

Can I Back Up Files to a Separate Partition on the Same Hard Disk?

It's tempting to back up to a separate partition, because it's somewhat like another disk. The problem is, it's not. You could be risking your data.

https://askleo.com/back-up-files-to-a-separate-partition/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IvxC.mRy.pdfbL

 

Unlock blazing-fast PCIe 4 speeds with these killer X570 motherboard deals for AMD Ryzen CPUs

An AMD X570 motherboard for around $100? That's the magic of Black Friday.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3481663/unlock-blazing-fast-pcie-4-speeds-with-these-killer-x570-motherboard-deals-for-amd-ryzen-cpus.html

 

How to Be a More Thoughtful & Safe Digital Citizen

Don't be a Billy ... or Jennie ... or Betty.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/how-to-be-a-more-thoughtful-and-safe-digital-citizen/b/d-id/1336476

 

Windows 10 2004 is the Next Feature Update, Preps for Tests

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/windows-10-2004-is-the-next-feature-update-preps-for-tests/

 

The 8 Best Linux Desktop Computers and Laptops You Can Buy

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/linux-desktop-laptop-buy/

 

10 essential free Windows 10 apps

The best free apps for Windows 10

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

 

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

 

How to Kill AdWare on an Infected PC

https://www.techjunkie.com/kill-adware-pc/

 

[Tip] Enable Hidden Secret Immersive Search Bar UI in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/tip-enable-hidden-secret-immersive-search-bar-ui-in-windows-10/

 

Win10 Update Blocked by Qualcomm Wifi, Antivirus

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10660/win10-update-blocked-qualcomm-wifi-antivirus

 

Best 2019 Black Friday deals on hard drives, NAS, USB, and flash storage

Black Friday is a great opportunity to get bulk storage for cheap. Here's how to put the "inexpensive" back in RAID.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/best-2019-black-friday-deals-on-hard-drives-nas-usb-and-flash-storage/

 

How to Install Progressive Web Apps in Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge

Progressive Web Apps, or PWAs, are the next big thing in the world wide web, pretty much because they come with a series of advantages over traditional desktop apps, but also when comparing them to the traditional approach of running everything in the browser.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-to-install-progressive-web-apps-in-google-chrome-and-microsoft-edge-528345.shtml

 

New machine detects 13 types of cancer with a single drop of blood

Offers new hope for deadly cancer types

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/new-machine-detects-13-types-of-cancer-with-a-single-drop-of-blood

 

Women are more likely than men to say ‘please’ to their smart speaker

Are you polite to Alexa and Siri?

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/22/20977442/ai-politeness-smart-speaker-alexa-siri-please-thank-you-pew-gender-sur

 

Alexa is coming to low-spec devices like light switches and thermostats

A Cortex-M processor and 1MB of RAM is all you need.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/26/alexa-works-with-1mb-of-ram/

 

One simple trick to transfer files from one device to another

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/how-to-transfer-old-files-to-a-new-computer/563410/

 

Some Android Devices Get a Lock Screen 'Ambient Mode'

When your phone is charging the lock screen is filled with important information pulled from your calendar, notifications, etc. (but not on Google's own Pixel devices).

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372235/some-android-devices-get-a-lock-screen-ambient-mode

 

European parliament’s NationBuilder contract under investigation by data regulator

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/28/european-parliaments-nationbuilder-contract-under-investigation-by-data-regulator/

 

These 19 Insanely Cool Gadgets Are Going To Be Sold Out Before Black Friday

https://tinyurl.com/rs6yjx5

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Experts On Twitter’s New Deepfake Policy To Alert, But Not Remove, Manipulated Content

https://www.informationsecuritybuzz.com/expert-comments/experts-on-twitters-new-deepfake-policy-to-alert-but-not-remove-manipulated-content/

 

Google shuts down its Cloud Print service after 10-year Beta

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/22/google-shuts-down-its-cloud-print-service-after-10-year-beta/

 

How to Export Contacts from an Excel Worksheet to Outlook

https://www.howtogeek.com/442861/how-to-export-contacts-from-an-excel-worksheet-to-outlook/

 

How to Take a Screenshot or Picture of What's On Your Computer Screen

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-take-a-screenshot-or-picture-of-whats-on-your-co-5825771

 

Nikki Haley used unclassified system for classified messages

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/nikki-haley-used-unclassified-system-for-classified-messages/

 

How to Calibrate a Touch-Enabled Display in Windows

If your touchscreen isn't working correctly, it might just need calibration

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-calibrate-a-touch-enabled-display-in-windows-4582253

 

The best home security cameras of 2019

Whether you're concerned about home intruders or just need to spy on your dog, these cameras can stream a live video feed straight to your smartphone.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-home-security-cameras-of-2019-arlo-wyze-nest/

 

How to co-stream with friends and family on Mixer via Xbox One

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-co-stream-with-friends-and-family-on-mixer-via-xbox-one

 

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

 

What Does Those “Cookie Consent” Notices Actually Mean?

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

 

The password reuse problem is a ticking time bomb

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2019/11/12/password-reuse-problem/

 

How to use a mouse with your iPad or iPhone

Mouse support has finally arrived on the iPad and iPhone with iPadOS 13 and iOS 13! As you might expect, that support comes with a catch or four.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3405887/how-to-use-a-mouse-with-your-ipad-or-iphone.html

 

How to Hide Your Social Media Profiles From Bullies

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-hide-your-social-media-profiles/

 

Amazon’s big Black Friday blowout is finally here for SanDisk microSDs and digital storage

https://bgr.com/2019/11/28/micro-sd-card-black-friday-2019-deals-sandisk/

 

Firefox 72 to Block 'Fingerprinters' by Default

Fingerprinters collect information about the device you're accessing the internet on and attempt to build up a profile of the device.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372231/firefox-72-will-block-fingerprinters-by-default

 

3 tech essentials for your office and home

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/3-tech-essentials-office-home/372032/

 

Startpage launches News tab to help users escape filter bubbles

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/21/startpage-launches-news-tab-to-help-users-escape-filter-bubbles/

 

How to Download Apple TV+ Shows on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/447164/how-to-download-apple-tv-shows-on-iphone-ipad-and-mac/

 

What's Inside Google's November Android 10 Update

https://lifehacker.com/whats-inside-googles-november-android-10-update-1839634963

 

Senators press federal officials for ISAC funding, national 5G strategy

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/senators-press-federal-officials-for-isac-funding-national-5g-strategy/

 

Why Your Laptop Is Running so Slow?

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

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

 

Athena, a new anti-Amazon coalition, comes together to fight the e-commerce giant

The group is made up of dozens of immigrant and labor organizations who have often criticized Amazon's business practices.

https://www.cnet.com/news/athena-a-new-anti-amazon-coalition-comes-together-to-fight-the-e-commerce-giant/

 

Configure Windows Defender to scan .zip .rar .cab files in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/configure-windows-defender-to-scan-zip-rar-cab-files

 

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

 

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

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

 

Scammers favor malicious URLs over attachments in email phishing attacks

https://thenextweb.com/security/2019/11/08/scammers-favor-malicious-urls-over-attachments-in-email-phishing/

 

Apple News+ stumbled because it’s the service most outside Apple’s control

Apple’s subscription-based news service is its only real stumble in its services push—and that’s not entirely its fault.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3455170/apple-news-stumbled-because-its-the-service-most-outside-apples-control.html

 

5 Reasons to Set Up a Guest Network on Your Router

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

 

Amazon Black Friday deals: A massive list of all the best deals of Black Friday 2019

https://bgr.com/2019/11/28/black-friday-deals-2019-amazon-best-deals-massive-list-thanksgiving-day/

 

Alexa's Voice CanGoogle camera app flaw endangered millions of devices

Now Express Excitement, Disappointment

Amazon has enabled Alexa's voice to offer emotional responses and change speaking styles to suit specific types of content.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372229/alexa-can-now-get-excited-or-be-disappointed

 

These phones are the most likely to get hacked

https://www.komando.com/news/these-phones-are-the-most-likely-to-get-hacked/693592/

 

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 Back Up and Restore Your iPhone or iPad without iTunes

https://www.howtogeek.com/447130/how-to-backup-and-restore-your-iphone-or-ipad-without-itunes/

 

PaperKarma Stops Junk Mail with a Snap of a Photo

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

 

Google camera app flaw endangered millions of devices

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/google-camera-app-flaw-endangered-millions-of-devices/

 

13 Ways You're Screwing Up Your Computer

https://www.lifewire.com/ways-youre-screwing-up-your-computer-2624710

 

Amazon's Alexa is ready to land in your light switches and small toys

The voice assistant soon will only require a low-power chip and 1MB of RAM.

https://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-alexa-is-ready-to-land-in-your-light-switches-and-small-toys/

 

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

 

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 to Mount Your iPhone as an External Drive in Ubuntu

https://www.maketecheasier.com/easily-mount-your-iphone-as-an-external-drive-in-ubuntu/

 

That Match You Met Online May Not Be Human

https://knx1070.radio.com/articles/cbs-news/match-you-met-online-may-not-be-human

 

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

 

Google Will Store Medical Data in the Cloud: Is That Good or Bad?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google-store-medical-data-cloud/

 

Some of the money you save on Black Friday can pay for Comcast’s new price hike

https://bgr.com/2019/11/27/comcast-price-increase-tv-and-internet-customers-december/

 

Google Detects Steady Stream of Phishing Attacks From Cyberspies

From July to September, the company sent out more than 12,000 warnings to users across the globe that government-backed attackers were trying to break into their Google accounts through phishing scams, the company revealed on Tuesday.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372225/google-detects-steady-stream-of-phishing-attacks-from-cybers

 

Practical Tech Tip: How to electronically sign a PDF

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/how-sign-pdf-mac-windows-android-iphone/598757/

 

FalconX is an open source program that can center the taskbar icons

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/21/falconx-is-an-open-source-program-that-can-center-the-taskbar-icons/

 

How to Control sudo Access on Linux

https://www.howtogeek.com/447906/how-to-control-sudo-access-on-linux/

 

Update Your QNAP NAS Box Right Now to Block 'QSnatch' Malware

https://lifehacker.com/update-your-qnap-nas-box-right-now-to-block-qsnatch-mal-1839615325

 

ACBbackdoor trojan designed to hit Linux and Windows systems

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/malware/acbbackdoor-trojan-designed-to-hit-linux-and-windows-systems/

 

Do NOT Download DLL Files to Fix Missing DLL Problems

Need to download a missing DLL file? Think twice

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

 

The best 3D printer and scanner gifts for makers in 2019

Fire up the 3D printer, scan a real-world model, or even carve your own custom wood gifts with the latest hands-on creative technology.

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-best-3d-printer-and-scanner-gifts-for-makers-and-creators-in-2019/

 

How to enable Windows Sandbox in Windows 10 Home

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-windows-sandbox-in-windows-10-home

 

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

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

 

How to Enable DNS Over HTTPS in Various Browsers

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

 

Phishing attacks are increasingly sophisticated: here’s how to stay safe

The days of crude phishing attacks are a thing of the past

https://www.itsecurityguru.org/2019/11/11/phishing-attacks-are-increasingly-sophisticated-heres-how-to-stay-safe/

 

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

 

5 Ways to Get In-Car Wi-Fi for Internet Access on the Go

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/internet-car-wifi/

 

There are now two AI-powered robot ‘bees’ flying around the space station

https://bgr.com/2019/11/26/space-news-astrobee-robot-iss/

 

Time to Patch: HPE SSDs Will Fail After 32,768 Hours

HPE learned of the defect from the SSDs' unnamed manufacturer, and dozen of different products, including individual memory drives to server models, suffer from the bug.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372217/time-to-patch-hpe-ssds-will-fail-after-32-768-hours

 

Podcast Episodes

https://www.komando.com/episode/

 

Opera's Start Page loading slowly? Do this to speed it up!

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/21/operas-start-page-loading-slowly-do-this-to-speed-it-up/

 

How DNS Over HTTPS (DoH) Will Boost Privacy Online

https://www.howtogeek.com/448629/how-dns-over-https-doh-will-boost-privacy-online/

 

The 3 Best Ways to Scan and Digitize Old Photos

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-ways-scan-old-photos/

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Your gift cards are a top target for scammers this holiday season

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/08/gift-cards-are-a-top-target-for-scammers-this-holiday-season.html

 

5 Easy Ways to Infect Your Mac With Malware

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-easy-ways-infect-mac-malware/

 

How to enable DNS over HTTPS in Firefox

Firefox can now encrypt DNS queries over HTTPS to improve security and privacy, and these are the steps to enable it.

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

 

Tile working with major PC company to bring tracking to laptops

Sources close to the company say a partnership with a major PC player is in the works.

https://www.windowscentral.com/tile-working-major-pc-company-bring-tracking-laptops

 

Silly Phishing Spotlight: Login to Unblock Microsoft Excel

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/silly-phishing-spotlight-login-to-unblock-microsoft-excel/

 

How to set up a turntable

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

 

How to See Your PC’s Windows Experience Index Score in Windows 10

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

 

Laplink makes PCMover Express free for the Windows 7 transition, if you have Intel inside

The free version demands an Intel-powered PC, and it won't do quite everything you want.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3454451/laplink-makes-pcmover-express-free-for-the-windows-7-transition-if-you-have-intel-inside.html

 

How to Move Your Pictures Folder Location in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/74942-move-location-pictures-folder-windows-10-a.html

 

People Need to Work Together to Spot Con Artists

https://blog.knowbe4.com/people-need-to-work-together-to-spot-con-artists

 

Why was the Windows 10 October update that problematic?
https://finance.yahoo.com/video/why-windows-10-october-problematic-020105364.html

 

[Tip] Convert Windows 10 Home Edition into Pro Without Reinstalling

https://www.askvg.com/tip-convert-windows-10-home-edition-into-pro-without-reinstalling/

 

Google’s AI-Powered Smart Compose Is Coming to Google Docs

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/302478-googles-ai-powered-smart-compose-is-coming-to-google-docs

 

Understanding Google Chrome Lite Mode

While there are so many fully-featured browsers on Android, Google Chrome is the leading browser here, serving as the preferred daily driver for the majority of mobile users.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/understanding-google-chrome-lite-mode-528257.shtml

 

Facebook and Google surveillance is an ‘assault on privacy,’ says Amnesty International

The tech giants’ business model is at odds with human rights, according to new report

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/20/20974832/facebook-google-surveillance-data-assault-privacy-amnesty-international

 

OnePlus customers hit by data breach: Here's what we know

Shipping, email addresses exposed, but no passwords

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/oneplus-customers-hit-by-data-breach-heres-what-we-know

 

When to use a smart bulb, switch or plug

Each device serves a different purpose.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/24/when-to-use-a-smart-bulb-switch-or-plug/

 

Analyst: iPhone 12 Pro Due Out With 6GB Memory, Most Ever From Apple

Apple will ship the iPhone 12 Pro with more memory than any of its predecessors, according to a Barclays research note. Other features should include a 3D time-of-flight camera and 5G connectivity.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372151/analyst-iphone-12-pro-due-out-with-6gb-memory-most-ever-fr

 

5 steps to back up your data like a pro

https://www.komando.com/privacy/good-data-backup-practices/598739/

 

4 Large Senior-Friendly Keyboards and Icons for Android

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/large-keyboards-icons-for-android/

 

HOW TO USE ROBOCOPY TO TRANSFER FILES SUPER-FAST OVER THE NETWORK ON WINDOWS 10

Windows 10 has a hidden tool called Robocopy to copy files very fast between computers over the network — Here's how to use it.

https://pureinfotech.com/robocopy-transfer-files-fast-network-windows-10/

 

This $150 Altec Lansing turntable is just $63.75 today

https://www.windowscentral.com/150-altec-lansing-turntable-just-6375-today

 

Windows 10 Upgrades Blocked if Using Old Versions of AVG, Avast

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-upgrades-blocked-if-using-old-versions-of-avg-avast/

 

macOS Catalina problems: how to fix the most common issues

All of your macOS Catalina issues solved

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

 

How to Automatically Delete Chrome History after Closing

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

 

8 tips to help you get started with Paint.net

Another great freebie for digital designers

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3441977/8-tips-to-help-you-get-started-with-paint-net.html

 

Turn On or Off Always Use Strict Tracking Prevention when Browsing InPrivate in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/145097-always-strict-tracking-prevention-microsoft-edge-chromium-inprivate.html

 

The persuasiveness of a remote job

Advances in technology can be witnessed on different levels in our everyday life. Internet connected devices help us in virtually every aspect of the daily routine, providing tools and information on just about any subject that one can think of. Increasingly it is no longer necessary to commute to an office to fulfil a job as more companies embrace the advantages of home workers. But what if a seemingly perfect home-based job opportunity is not all that it seems?

https://www.forcepoint.com/blog/x-labs/persuasiveness-remote-job

 

6 smart ways to manage your inbox and email overload

https://news.yahoo.com/6-smart-ways-manage-inbox-100048999.html

 

“Top Apps” Section Appears at the Top of Taskbar Search Fly-out in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/top-apps-section-appears-at-the-top-of-taskbar-search-fly-out-in-windows-10/

 

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

 

Coloring Book

This application allows you and your children to relax and have fun with simple coloring models that will work well at all times and under any stress circumstances

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Graphic-Editors/AA-Coloring-Book.shtml

 

How to manage your shopping lists with Alexa

Don’t forget to pick up a dozen eggs

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/20/20973146/amazon-echo-alexa-shopping-list-how-to-manage-skill

 

Are Walmart's Onn Laptops worth buying?

For budget-crunchers only

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/should-i-buy-onn-laptop

 

Police arrest member of group that hijacked Jack Dorsey's Twitter account

The teen was part of a campaign that targeted celebrities.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/24/twitter-hijacking-group-member-arrested/

 

Facebook Tested Facial Recognition App Identifying User Profiles

Facebook developed an internal app that recognized employees and pulled up their profiles, but privacy concerns might've led to its discontinuation.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372149/facebook-tested-facial-recognition-app-identifying-user-prof

 

9 critical steps to keeping your house safe from burglars

https://www.komando.com/privacy/9-critical-steps-to-keeping-your-house-safe-from-burglars/477003/

 

5 Reasons to Set Up a Guest Network on Your Router

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

 

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/

 

Forget Black Friday, Matterhackers launches Blue Friday, its biggest 3D printing sale of the year

Because the 3D printing community is still small, it requires companies with dedication and a real passion for helping it thrive. Matterhackers is celebrating Black Friday by going, blue?!

https://www.windowscentral.com/forget-black-friday-matterhackers-launches-blue-friday-its-biggest-3d-printing-sale-year

 

Catch Restaurants Disclose Credit Card Stealing Malware Incident

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/catch-restaurants-disclose-credit-card-stealing-malware-incident/

 

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

 

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

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

 

This incredible $550 HP desktop rocks an 8-core Ryzen 7 3700X and Radeon graphics

If you don't mind swapping out the GPU, this desktop would make a great 1080p gaming rig for thrifty shoppers.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3454596/this-incredible-550-hp-desktop-rocks-an-8-core-ryzen-7-3700x-and-radeon-graphics.html

 

How to Create a Bootable USB Recovery Drive in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4200-create-recovery-drive-windows-10-a.html

 

The Bad Guys Have a New Favorite Online Service to Exploit (And It May Be One You Never Heard Of)

https://blog.knowbe4.com/the-bad-guys-have-a-new-favorite-online-service-to-exploit-and-it-may-be-one-you-never-heard-of

 

Windows 7 'end of life' is in January. Here's what to know about upgrading

https://news.yahoo.com/windows-7-end-life-january-110014706.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

[Fix] Windows 10 “Downloads” Folder Shows Files in Groups and Sorted by Date

https://www.askvg.com/fix-windows-10-downloads-folder-shows-files-in-groups-and-sorted-by-date/

 

The Flux beamo is a $1,500 laser cutter with simple but powerful software

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/21/the-flux-beamo-is-a-1500-laser-cutter-with-simple-but-powerful-software/

 

Healthy Tech

Mitigate the health risks that are associated with computer use by using this application that can remind you to take breaks and limit your time spent on the PC

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Clocks-Time-Management/Healthy-Tech.shtml

 

You can now make tours in Google Earth to show your friends your favorite travel spots

It’s like a homemade guided tour

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/20/20972692/google-earth-make-tours-favorite-travel-spots

 

What Is Pluto TV and Is This Free Service Worth It?

Free is a great price, and that's Pluto TV's big hook

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/pluto-tv-free-faq,news-27125.html

 

Google Cloud Print follows Reader and Inbox to the trash heap after 2020

Now that Chrome OS has better printer support, the cloud service is shutting down.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/21/google-cloud-print-shutdown-date/

 

Facebook Signs Popular Game Streamer, Delivering Another Blow to Twitch

Jeremy Wang, known as 'Disguised Toast' online, decided to join Facebook after receiving offers from every major streaming platform. He chose the social network due to "explosive potential" despite trailing Twitch, Mixer, and other platforms in popularity.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372145/facebook-signs-popular-game-streamer-delivering-another-blo

 

8 ways you’re ruining your Windows computer

https://www.komando.com/downloads/8-ways-youre-ruining-your-windows-computer/594786/

 

The 3 Best Ways to Scan and Digitize Old Photos

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-ways-scan-old-photos/

 

How to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7

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

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

 

PDF inking rolls out to the Chromium versions of Microsoft Edge

One of the most requested features for Microsoft Edge just rolled out to all Insider Preview channels of the browser.

https://www.windowscentral.com/pdf-inking-rolls-out-chromium-version-microsoft-edge

 

TrickBot Trojan Getting Ready to Steal OpenSSH and OpenVPN Keys

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/trickbot-trojan-getting-ready-to-steal-openssh-and-openvpn-keys/

 

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

 

Why Your Computer Keeps Making Clicking Noises

https://www.techjunkie.com/why-your-computer-keeps-making-clicking-noises/

 

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

 

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

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

 

System76 introduces laptops with open source BIOS coreboot

The company answers open hardware fans by revealing two laptops powered with open source firmware coreboot.

https://opensource.com/article/19/11/coreboot-system76-laptops?sc_cid=7013a000002D8aBAAS

 

Sextortionist whisks away sex tapes using just a phone number

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/11/12/sextortionist-whisks-away-sex-tapes-using-just-a-phone-number/

 

[Tip] Disable Blur or Fade Effect on Login Screen in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/tip-disable-blur-or-fade-effect-on-login-screen-in-windows-10/

 

Twitter rolls out its ‘Hide Replies’ feature to all users worldwide

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/21/twitter-rolls-out-its-hide-replies-feature-to-all-users-worldwide/

 

LightBulb

Adjust your monitor's gamma based on the time of day, thus reducing eye strain in low-light conditions, with this open-source application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Other-Desktop-Enhancements/LightBulb.shtml

 

Amazon will do whatever it can to pull you into Alexa’s ecosystem

We are approaching peak Amazon chaos energy

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/20/20966529/amazon-sidewalk-ir-blaster-ecosystem-alexa-chaos-energy-honey-badger

 

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

 

Facebook can flesh out your Dating profile with existing Stories

It's borrowing a cue from dating heavyweights like Tinder and Bumble.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/21/facebook-dating-stories/

 

T-Mobile: Data Breach Exposed Prepaid Accounts, Personal Information

Some prepaid accounts were accessed by an unauthorized third party, but T-Mobile says financial data remained uncompromised in this data breach.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372142/t-mobile-data-breach-exposed-prepaid-accounts-personal-inf

 

5 Android messaging apps to make chatting safer, easier and more fun

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/5-best-text-messaging-apps-for-android/597084/

 

How to Build Your Own Android Tablet With Raspberry Pi

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

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