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  Day of week Date News & Tips Number    
Sat 12/07/2019 1818
Fri 12/06/2019 1817
Thur 12/05/2019 1816
Wed 12/04/2019 1815
Tue 12/03/2019 1814
Mon 12/02/2019 1813
Sun 12/01/2019 1812

Sat 1818 12/07/2019

The iPhone 11 Pro’s Location Data Puzzler

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/12/the-iphone-11-pros-location-data-puzzler/

 

Apple Explains Mysterious iPhone 11 Location Requests

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/12/apple-explains-mysterious-iphone-11-location-requests/

 

Waymo robotaxi app arrives on the App Store

https://news.yahoo.com/waymo-robotaxi-app-arrives-app-180038640.html

 

How to Add the Current Date and Time in Google Sheets

https://www.howtogeek.com/448444/how-to-add-the-current-date-and-time-in-google-sheets/

 

How to Move a Window That Is Off-Screen

Get lost windows back where they belong on PC or Mac

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

 

Lock down your Gmail account like it's Fort Knox: Google Advanced Protection Program

Google's highest level of account security puts the key to Google services right in your pocket -- literally.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/lock-down-your-gmail-account-like-its-fort-knox-google-advanced-protection-program/

 

How to get the most out of your Chromebook

https://www.computerworld.com/video/98988/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-chromebook

 

T-Mobile is eyeing a price cut in its merger with Sprint, sources say

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/06/t-mobile-is-eyeing-a-price-cut-in-its-merger-with-sprint-sources-say.html

 

No Numpad? No Problem! How to Get a Numeric Keypad in Windows

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/get-numeric-keypad-windows/

 

U.S. Authorities Take Action Against 600 Money Mules

https://www.securityweek.com/us-authorities-take-action-against-600-money-mules

 

FCC Finds Wireless Carriers Wildly Overstate Coverage, Gives Them More Money Anyway

https://gizmodo.com/fcc-finds-wireless-carriers-wildly-overstate-coverage-1840270554

 

Grab a 27-inch 1080p Dell IPS FreeSync monitor for just $110 at Best Buy

Upgrade your desktop for less.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3487625/grab-a-27-inch-1080p-dell-ips-freesync-monitor-for-just-110-at-best-buy.html

 

How to remove a boot sector virus

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

 

Streaming Services May Soon Crack Down on Password Sharing

The video streaming industry is projected to lose $9 billion by 2024 thanks to piracy and password sharing. Expect companies such as Disney, NBC, and WarnerMedia to try to put an end to sharing logins.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372324/streaming-services-may-soon-crack-down-on-password-sharing

 

Update to iOS 13.2 now: 10 bug fixes, better photos and enhanced security

https://www.komando.com/gadgets/whats-new-in-ios-13-2/608633/

 

Microsoft Is Using Blockchain to Help Firms Trust AI

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-using-blockchain-help-firms-110000265.html

 

How to Enable and Use Zooming on Your Apple Watch

https://www.howtogeek.com/448561/how-to-enable-and-use-zooming-on-your-apple-watch/

 

What Is an Emulator?

The tech that lets computers copy each other

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

 

Apple Music's Replay playlists are so good, they'll blow your mind

Use this tip on your iPhone or Mac -- it'll make you look at your music library in a whole new way.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/apple-musics-replay-playlists-are-so-good-theyll-blow-your-mind/

 

Android security: Analysis, advice, and next-level knowledge

Expand your Android security knowledge with this comprehensive collection of level-headed resources.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3289768/android-security-analysis-advice-next-level-knowledge.html

 

Amazon blames holiday delivery delays on winter storms and high demand

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/06/amazon-blames-holiday-delivery-delays-on-winter-storms-and-high-demand.html

 

Your Windows 10 Time Is Wrong? Here’s How to Fix the Clock

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-reasons-windows-computer-loses-time-date/

 

North Korean MacOS Malware Adopts In-Memory Execution

https://www.securityweek.com/north-korean-macos-malware-adopts-memory-execution

 

Members of Cybercrime Group Evil Corp Indicted for $100 Million In Heists and No One Can Touch Them

https://gizmodo.com/cybercrime-group-evil-corp-indicted-for-100-million-st-1840247526

 

Grab Dell's 23-inch 1080p Wireless Connect Monitor for just $85 at B&H

The Dell S2317HWi with wireless connectivity and wireless charging is available for under $100 right now at B&H Photo Video.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3487497/grab-dells-23-inch-1080p-wireless-connect-monitor-for-just-85-at-bandh.html

 

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

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

 

Microsoft Found 44M Accounts Using Breached Passwords

Microsoft has now forced a password reset on all these user accounts.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372398/microsoft-found-44m-accounts-using-breached-passwords

 

Scam alert: Watch out for this fake text from your bank

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/bank-fraud-text-message-scam-spreading/608831/

 

Are the Radeon RX 5700 and 5700 XT ideal GPUs for your gaming PC?

https://news.yahoo.com/2019-12-05-amd-radeon-rx-5700-and-5700-xt-gpu-reviews-wanted.html

 

How to Use Text Shortcuts in Google Docs

https://www.howtogeek.com/448511/how-to-use-text-shortcuts-in-google-docs/

 

How to Get Classic Solitaire for Windows 10

Download Microsoft Solitaire for free and play the popular PC game

https://www.lifewire.com/get-classic-solitaire-for-windows-10-4770817

 

Upgrade to Windows 10 free, here's how

Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade offer still works for many Windows 7 and 8 users.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/upgrade-to-windows-10-free-heres-how/

 

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

 

‘Evil Corp’: Feds charge Russians in massive $100 million bank hacking scheme

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/05/russian-malware-hackers-charged-in-massive-100-million-bank-scheme.html

 

3 Ways to Restore Data From Time Machine Backups

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/restore-data-time-machine-backups/

 

VPN Connection Hijacking Vulnerability Affects Linux, Unix Systems

https://www.securityweek.com/vpn-connection-hijacking-vulnerability-affects-linux-unix-systems

 

These Are the Free Windows and macOS Apps You Should Be Using

https://gizmodo.com/these-are-the-free-windows-and-macos-apps-you-should-be-1840231881

 

Samsung's fantastic 860 EVO SSDs are still at Black Friday prices

Samsung's 860 EVO SSDs are fantastic storage options for PCs, and right now at Amazon they are available at fantastic prices.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3487301/samsungs-fantastic-860-evo-ssds-are-still-at-black-friday-prices.html

 

Everything you need to know about RAT malware detection and removal

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

 

Why You Should Wait Until 2021 to Buy a 5G PC

Qualcomm-powered 5G PCs will go on sale early next year, likely at very low prices. Intel 5G laptops won't happen until much later, but they could be worth the wait.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372394/why-you-should-wait-until-2021-to-buy-a-5g-pc

 

6 tips and tricks to make the most out of Android Auto

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/android-auto/606344/

 

How to convert a Google Doc to a PDF on your Mac or PC

https://news.yahoo.com/convert-google-doc-pdf-mac-193400053.html

 

How to Listen to Podcasts on iPhone, iPad, or Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/448805/how-to-listen-to-podcasts-on-iphone-ipad-or-android/

 

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

 

Chrome is not minding your privacy. Here's how to help it

Until Chrome starts helping you guard your privacy, these browser extensions can take on the work.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/chrome-is-not-minding-your-privacy-heres-how-to-help-it/

 

Apple's OS development teams are going to 'Build Different'

The latest war on bugs should be good news for every Apple user, with iOS 14 set to deliver stability for the rest of us in 2020.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3455157/apples-os-development-teams-are-going-to-build-different.html

 

Nintendo says it sold a record 830,000 Switch game consoles last week

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/04/nintendo-switch-hits-us-sales-record-during-black-friday-week.html

 

3 Signs Your Mac Is Infected With a Virus (And How to Check)

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/think-mac-virus-3-ways-can-tell/

 

US Indicts 'Evil Corp' Hackers With Alleged Russian Intelligence Ties

https://www.securityweek.com/us-indicts-evil-corp-hackers-alleged-russian-intelligence-ties

 

Scientists Made Working Fiber Optic Cables Out of Wood

https://gizmodo.com/scientists-made-working-fiber-optic-cables-out-of-wood-1840201947

 

The excellent Chamberlain MyQ Garage Door Opener Hub is just $20 at Amazon

The best smart garage door controller is 60% off right now.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3488505/the-excellent-chamberlain-myq-garage-door-opener-hub-is-just-20-at-amazon.html

 

How to remove pitchofcase.com malware from Mac

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

 

Testing T-Mobile's Low-Band 5G: Let's Call it 4.9G

T-Mobile gave me a OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren to test its new 'low-band' 5G for a few days, and the new network feels like good 4G.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372378/testing-t-mobiles-low-band-5g-lets-call-it-4-9g

 

Google’s biggest update in years will change the way you search

https://www.komando.com/technology/google-makes-major-changes-to-searches/608465/

 

You Can Now Listen to Real Simple Tips Daily on Your Alexa, Google Home, or Favorite Podcast Platform

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/now-listen-real-simple-tips-223708856.html

 

Top 10 Best Linux Distro 2019 You should know Before Start using Linux

https://tagteam.harvard.edu/hub_feeds/4158/feed_items/2503915

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Fri 1817 12/06/2019

Android Malware Extracts Passwords from Any Legit App

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10667/android-malware-extracts-passwords-any-legit-app

 

Is It Still Worth Buying Blu-Rays and DVDs?

While DVDs and Blu-ray discs might seem like a thing of the past, you might want to think twice before you get rid of them for good.

https://whatnerd.com/still-worth-buying-blu-rays-dvds/

 

Check for 5G Service in Your Area With Verizon's New Coverage Maps

https://lifehacker.com/check-for-5g-service-in-your-area-with-verizons-new-cov-1839959227

 

Shades of Shamoon: New Disk-Wiping Malware Targets Middle East Orgs

'ZeroCleare' shares some of the same features as its more notorious predecessor, IBM Security says.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/shades-of-shamoon-new-disk-wiping-malware-targets-middle-east-orgs/d/d-id/1336520

 

Intel started to remove old downloads from its Download Center

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/18/intel-started-to-remove-old-downloads-from-its-download-center/

 

24 Google Docs Templates That Will Make Your Life Easier

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/24-google-docs-templates-will-make-life-easier/

 

100% CPU Usage in Windows 10? Here’s How to Fix it

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-windows-100-cpu-usage/

 

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

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

 

Samsung Might Drop Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanning Tech, Says Analyst

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/302788-samsung-might-drop-ultrasonic-fingerprint-scanning-tech-says-analyst

 

How to install Disney+ on a Windows 10 computer

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

 

How to Turn On or Off Auto Arrange Desktop Icons in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/57518-turn-off-auto-arrange-desktop-icons-windows-10-a.html

 

Nest Hubs will use ultrasonic sensing to display reminders and appointments

An update is adding more types of information over the next week.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/04/nest-hub-max-ultrasonic-smart-display/

 

Droplr

Share photos and videos with your friends by capturing content on your desktop and uploading it online using this app that generates shortened links

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

 

How a Photo's Hidden 'Exif' Data Exposes Your Personal Information

https://news.yahoo.com/know-exif-data-023848154.html

 

Qualcomm, Google could soon turn your smartphone into your ID

Qualcomm tips off an Android R security feature

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/qualcomm-google-could-soon-turn-your-smartphone-into-your-id

 

Samsung HW-Q90R soundbar review: Punchy 7.1.4 audio plus Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, if you can afford it

The HW-Q90R delivers exciting, immersive sound, but we expected more features given the sky-high price tag.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3481606/samsung-hw-q90r-review.html?utm_date=20191206191810

 

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/

 

Finland agency launches smart device infosec certification program

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/iot/finland-agency-launches-smart-device-infosec-certification-program/

 

Getting rid of your printer? Do this first

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/dont-sell-your-printer-before-doing-this-1-critical-step/331796/

 

If You Can't Update Windows 10, Blame Your Realtek Drivers

https://lifehacker.com/if-you-cant-update-windows-10-blame-your-realtek-drive-1839927383

 

(Literally) Put a Ring on It: Protecting Biometric Fingerprints

Kaspersky creates a prototype ring you can wear on your finger for authentication.

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/(literally)-put-a-ring-on-it-protecting-biometric-fingerprints/d/d-id/1336516

 

Startpage Search owner changes raise serious questions

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/16/startpage-search-owner-changes-raise-serious-questions/

 

How to Delete Your Personal Data From Public Record Websites

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-delete-personal-data-public-record-websites/

 

3 Things You Should Do Before Selling Your Apple Watch

https://www.maketecheasier.com/selling-apple-watch/

 

How to Stop Your Computer Going to Sleep at Random Intervals

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

 

Dell Cuts Full Year Forecast Due to Intel Supply Challenges

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/302799-dell-cuts-full-year-forecast-due-to-intel-supply-challenges

 

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

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

 

How to Change Power Mode Level in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/76183-change-power-mode-level-windows-10-a.html

 

FCC rolls out a $9 billion fund for rural 5G connectivity

It will replace the $4.5 billion Mobility Fund Phase II to bring 4G LTE to rural areas.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/04/fcc-5g-fund-rural-connectivity/

 

FileActivityWatch

Keep track of the files that perform active read and write operations or that delete files on your system using this straightforward tool

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/FileActivityWatch.shtml

 

Smartphones of the future could work in a completely different way thanks to 5G, and it means you'll rarely have to upgrade

https://news.yahoo.com/smartphones-future-could-completely-different-152045396.html

 

Galaxy S11's massive 108-MP camera confirmed by new report

108-MP camera and 5x zoom are reportedly a go

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/galaxy-s11s-massive-108-mp-camera-and-5x-zoom-confirmed

 

Fluance RT85 turntable review: A great-sounding turntable for the vinyl enthusiast on a budget

You'd typically need to spend hundreds more to get the upgrades and performance in Fluance's budget-priced turntable.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3482977/fluance-rt85-turntable-review.html?utm_date=20191206191909

 

Microsoft 365 Life subscription is coming in 2020

Microsoft may rebrand Office 365 Personal and Home to Microsoft 365 Life in early 2020 as the subscription will include services beyond productivity.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-365-life-subscription-launch-2020/

 

Patched WhatsApp vulnerability still impacting thousands of apps

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

 

5 Amazon security settings you need to change right now

https://www.komando.com/privacy/5-amazon-security-settings-to-change/584405/

 

Install the Latest WhatsApp Update to Fix a Major Bug

https://lifehacker.com/install-the-latest-whatsapp-update-to-fix-a-major-bug-1839944628

 

Attackers Continue to Exploit Outlook Home Page Flaw

FireEye issues guidance on locking down Outlook, claiming that security researchers, at least, are able to work around the patch issued by Microsoft.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/attackers-continue-to-exploit-outlook-home-page-flaw/d/d-id/1336513

 

Microsoft: don't remove the Microsoft Store app

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/15/microsoft-dont-remove-the-microsoft-store-app/

 

How to Sleep Better With a Smart Home

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-sleep-better-smart-home/

 

11 of the Best Siri Shortcuts for iOS Power Users

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

 

How to Automatically Delete Chrome History after Closing

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

 

MediaTek Announces Dimensity 1000 ARM Chip With Integrated 5G Modem

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/302712-mediatek-announces-dimensity-1000-arm-chip-with-integrated-5g-modem

 

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

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

 

How to create a Windows 10 ISO image for clean, in-place upgrade and repair install

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/72031-create-windows-10-iso-image-existing-installation.html

 

The FTC has reportedly opened a probe into Amazon's cloud business

It's expanding the scope of its probe, according to 'Bloomberg.'

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/05/ftc-amazon-web-services-probe/

 

This Is the Revamped New Tab Page in Microsoft Edge InPrivate Mode

Microsoft has silently started the rollout of an updated New Tab Page (NTP) for the InPrivate mode in its new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/this-is-the-revamped-new-tab-page-in-microsoft-edge-inprivate-mode-528470.shtml

 

Personal information from thousands of Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile customers was accidentally left exposed — here's how to check if you were affected

https://news.yahoo.com/personal-information-thousands-sprint-t-185000395.html

 

iPhone SE 2 release date, price, specs and leaks

The iPhone SE 2 could be the cheap iPhone worth waiting for

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-se-2

 

Chamberlain myQ Smart Garage Hub review: The smart garage controller to beat is also the least expensive

This wire-free smart controller doesn’t just work well, it’s also priced to move (just be aware of the cost to control a second door opener).

https://www.techhive.com/article/3488504/chamberlain-myq-review.html?utm_date=20191206192053

 

How to install Office web apps using Edge on Windows 10

You can install the web version of Office apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) as Progressive Web Apps for a more traditional experience, and this guide, you'll learn how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/install-office-web-apps-edge-windows-10/

 

Skimming operation creates fake 3rd-party payment processing page to phish victims

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/skimming-operation-creates-fake-3rd-party-payment-processing-page-to-phish-victims/

 

Best place to find graphic design software for your DIY project

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/best-place-to-find-graphic-design-software-for-your-diy-project/576915/

 

How to Keep Your Disney+ Account From Being Hacked

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-keep-your-disney-account-from-being-hacked-1839940718

 

Senators Call for End to Controversial NSA Program

The program for collecting telephone call metadata has faced increased scrutiny and restrictions since Edward Snowden revealed its existence in 2013.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/senators-call-for-end-to-controversial-nsa-program/d/d-id/1336544

 

Twitch Studio Beta launches for Windows: streaming for everyone

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/15/twitch-studio-beta-launches-for-windows-streaming-for-everyone/

 

Top 8 Internet Fraud and Scams of All Time

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-5-internet-fraud-scams-time/

 

How to Have Chrome Always Open at a Specific Page

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

 

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

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

 

Intel Launches 2nd-Gen 96-Layer QLC With New 665p SSD

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/302678-intel-launches-2nd-gen-96-layer-qlc-with-new-665p-ssd

 

How to enable Windows Mobility Center on Windows 10 desktop computer

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

 

How to Enable or Disable Including Driver Updates in Windows Update in Windows 10

https://tinyurl.com/twhmlbz

 

The Morning After: Plex started streaming free movies and TV shows

And it's time for the YouTube Rewind.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/05/the-morning-after-plex/

 

Windows 10 Privacy App Blocks Activity and Clipboard Sharing

O&O ShutUp10, one of the leading privacy apps for Windows 10, has just received an update to provide users with more control over clipboard and activity sharing features.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-privacy-app-blocks-activity-and-clipboard-sharing-528455.shtml

 

Apple's potential plans, T-Mobile's 5G network

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/apples-potential-plans-t-mobiles-120001624.html

 

Galaxy S11 will reportedly boast 100x Space Zoom to crush the iPhone

Your own pocket Hubble

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/galaxy-s11-may-feature-a-whopping-100x-space-zoom

 

The excellent Chamberlain MyQ Garage Door Opener Hub is just $20 at Amazon

The best smart garage door controller is 60% off right now.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3488505/the-excellent-chamberlain-myq-garage-door-opener-hub-is-just-20-at-amazon.html?utm_date=20191206192030

 

How to install Office web apps using Edge on Windows 10

You can install the web version of Office apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) as Progressive Web Apps for a more traditional experience, and this guide, you'll learn how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/install-office-web-apps-edge-windows-10/

 

Ransomware attack on nursing homes’ services provider threatens lives

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/ransomware-attack-on-nursing-homes-services-provider-threatens-lives/

 

5 credit card theft hot spots that put you at risk

https://www.komando.com/privacy/5-credit-card-risks-and-how-to-protect-yourself/592781/

 

How to Find Free Movies and TV Shows on Plex

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-find-free-movies-and-tv-shows-on-plex-1840200145

 

How to Fix: Windows 10 Black Screen Before Login

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10664/how-fix-windows-10-black-screen-login

 

Opera's latest version gives any web page a dark mode

Even if it's not designed to have one.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/05/operas-latest-version-gives-any-web-page-a-dark-mode/

 

Portable Raspberry Pi 4 computer

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/portable-raspberry-pi-4-computer-hackspace-magazine-24/

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Thur 1816 12/05/2019

Hackers have reportedly figured out how to reactivate people's canceled Netflix accounts and start charging them again for monthly subscriptions

https://www.businessinsider.com/netflix-hackers-reactivating-canceled-accounts-2019-11

 

Auditors Uncover Tens of Thousands of Critical Security Gaps At Energy Facilities

The review, which included locations operated by the National Nuclear Security Administration, revealed multiple cybersecurity weaknesses recurring year after year.

https://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2019/11/auditors-uncover-tens-thousands-critical-security-gaps-energy-facilities/161539/

 

Law Enforcement Shuts Down Imminent Monitor Malware, Makes Arrests

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/law-enforcement-shuts-down-imminent-monitor-malware-makes-arrests/

 

The difference between Windows Notepad and WordPad, and when to use each

Did you ever wonder about the difference between Notepad and WordPad? In this guide, we'll explain what they are and when to use them.

https://www.windowscentral.com/notepad-vs-wordpad-and-when-use-them

 

How to activate dark mode for Gmail

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

 

How to Fix Your MacBook That Randomly Shuts Down

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-fix-your-macbook-that-randomly-shuts-down-1840207295

 

Google’s ReCAPTCHAs Also Capture Your Private Information

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google-recaptcha-captures-private-information/

 

Does Your Antivirus Software Do This?

Antivirus software’s first job is to detect viruses and other types of malware before they do their damage. There are three ways to identify malware, and a number of variations on these basic strategies. Here's a plain-English description of how antivirus software gets the job done...

https://askbobrankin.com/does_your_antivirus_software_do_this.html

 

Why the Snapdragon 765, not the 865, will make the biggest impact on 2020 Android phones

5G will lead the way.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3487703/why-the-qualcomm-snapdragon-765-will-make-the-biggest-impact-on-2020-android-phones.html

 

The Top Lesson From The Recent Louisiana 2,000-server Ransomware Infection: "User Education, User Education, User Education"

https://blog.knowbe4.com/the-top-lesson-from-the-recent-louisiana-2000-server-ransomware-infection-user-education

 

I'm a loyal Apple Watch user, but after switching to Fitbit, I found 3 things I liked better and 3 things I didn't

https://www.yahoo.com/news/im-loyal-apple-watch-user-132800033.html

 

How 5G will bring new capabilities for connected devices

With an average of 11 connected devices in US households, consumers are ready for faster and more reliable 5G networks.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-5g-will-bring-new-capabilities-for-connected-devices/

 

After criticism, Homeland Security drops plans to expand airport face recognition scans to US citizens

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/05/homeland-security-drops-airport-citizens-face-scans/

 

Early 16-inch MacBook Pro complaints include speaker ‘popping’ and display ghosting

Apple is reportedly aware of the speaker issue

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/5/20997727/apple-macbook-pro-16-inch-complaints-speaker-popping-sound-display-ghosting-keyboard

 

Google Maps is getting an ingenious new feature that we never saw coming

https://bgr.com/2019/12/05/google-maps-features-leaked-lighting-layer-to-increase-user-safety/

 

How to enable open tabs sync on Microsoft Edge Chromium

You can now sync open tabs across devices using Microsoft edge (Chromium), and in this guide, you'll learn the steps on how to enable the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-open-tabs-sync-edge-chromium/

 

Wild rumor teases a full wireless iPhone 13 with no ports at all—and I believe it

And an full-screen iPhone SE 2 XL.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3487732/wild-rumor-teases-a-full-wireless-iphone-13-with-no-ports-at-alland-i-believe-it.html

 

Sprint Contractor Leaks 261K Phone Bills, Bank Statements

The leak looks to have been accidental, but includes documents from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon customers.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372366/sprint-contractor-leaks-261k-phone-bills-bank-statements

 

Adobe Magento Marketplace Exposed User Info in Data Breach

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/adobe-magento-marketplace-exposed-user-info-in-data-breach/

 

Razer Raptor 27 review: The perfect display for working hard and gaming harder

Razer's first display is so good for gaming and work that I'm buying one.

https://www.windowscentral.com/razer-raptor-27-review

 

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 Fix Your MacBook That Randomly Shuts Down

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-fix-your-macbook-that-randomly-shuts-down-1840207295

 

Can the Facebook App Actually Secretly Spy on You?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/can-facebook-app-spy/

 

Geekly Update - 04 December 2019

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_04_december_2019.html

 

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 7c and 8c aim for low-end and midrange PCs

Given that the premium 8cx chip hasn't delivered on performance promises, it's hard to know if lower-performing chips willbe accepted. But Project xCloud over 5G sounds cool.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3482002/qualcomms-snapdragon-7c-and-8c-aim-for-low-end-and-midrange-pcs.html

 

Click Confessions of a Security Expert

https://blog.knowbe4.com/click-confessions-of-a-security-expert

 

Are Insiders Buying Dropbox, Inc. (NASDAQ:DBX) Stock?

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/insiders-buying-dropbox-inc-nasdaq-124110740.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

The 10 most important cyberattacks of the decade

After a number of devastating breaches and hacks, the sheer size of data lost is no longer the only indicator of severity.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-10-most-important-cyberattacks-of-the-decade/

 

Apple says its ultra wideband technology is why newer iPhones appear to share location data, even when the setting is disabled

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/05/apple-ultra-wideband-newer-iphones-location/

 

Apple explains why the iPhone 11 is requesting location data without permission

Apple says the culprit is the new ultra wideband tech built into the latest models

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/5/20997338/apple-ultra-wideband-u1-chip-iphone-11-pro-location-data-request-privacy-issue

 

HP’s Chromebook 14 is way too good to be on sale for $189

https://bgr.com/2019/12/05/cyber-week-chromebook-deals-amazon-sale/

 

Windows 10 gets native support for network cameras

The next version of Windows 10 will make it easier for developers as well as users to set up network cameras.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-support-network-cameras/

 

2020 iPhone rumors: Five new iPhone models?

Here's everything we think we know about next year's iPhone.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3403010/apple-2020-iphone-rumors-oled-5g-camera-processor-design.html

 

Report: Microsoft Will Release 2 Next-Gen Xbox Consoles

There may only be one high-end Xbox Project Scarlett console, but Microsoft is apparently still planning on offering a cheaper, disc-less version.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372365/report-there-are-2-next-gen-xbox

 

Advanced Hacking Groups Keep Showing Up, Old Ones Evolve

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/advanced-hacking-groups-keep-showing-up-old-ones-evolve/

 

Microsoft's refreshed mobile apps extend Fluent Design across platforms

Microsoft discussed the designs of its flagship mobile apps today.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsofts-refreshed-mobile-apps-extend-fluent-design-across-platforms

 

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

 

Why Does My Laptop Shut Down Instead of Going to Sleep?

https://lifehacker.com/why-does-my-laptop-shut-down-instead-of-going-to-sleep-1840067515

 

Windows 10 Taskbar Customization: The Complete Guide

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-10-taskbar-customization/

 

Try These Free Cloud Services

https://askbobrankin.com/try_these_free_cloud_services.html

 

Qualcomm's Snapdragon XR2 platform takes aim at true mixed reality

It looks like we'll see a pair of Niantic AR glasses based on this, too. Pokemon Go goggles??

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3487707/qualcomms-snapdragon-xr2-platform-takes-aim-at-true-mixed-reality.html

 

Google Sent 12K Nation-State Phishing Warnings In Three Months

https://blog.knowbe4.com/google-sent-12k-nation-state-phishing-warnings-in-three-months

 

How to Fix: Recycle Bin Won't Empty (Won't Delete Files)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10666/how-fix-recycle-bin-wont-empty-wont-delete-files

 

First Wi-Fi 6 trial tests with Internet of Things devices declared a success

Spearheaded by the Wireless Broadband Alliance and conducted in an aerospace factory, the first phase showed that Wi-Fi 6 can work effectively in an environment with lots of noise and interference.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/first-wi-fi-6-trial-tests-with-internet-of-things-devices-declared-a-success/

 

Justice Dept. charges Russian hacker behind the Dridex malware

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/05/justice-department-dridex-malware/

 

Filmmakers sue State Department over social media surveillance rules

Account disclosure requirements create a ‘digital surveillance regime’

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/5/20997104/visa-social-media-state-department-surveillance-lawsuit-doc-society

 

Snapdragon 865 teases the next-gen smartphone features we’ll get from Galaxy S11 and Pixel 5

https://bgr.com/2019/12/05/snapdragon-865-vs-855-specs-tease-galaxy-s11-and-pixel-5-features/

 

How to enable tab memory-saving feature on Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft introduces new Tab Freeze feature to reduce the memory usage of Edge, and here's how to enable the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-tab-memory-saving-edge-chromium/

 

Hate the screenshot floater in macOS? Here’s how to get rid of it

It’s a simple option, but you have to invoke a screen capture to find it.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3481785/how-to-get-rid-of-screenshot-foater-macos-catalina.html

 

FCC Finds T-Mobile, Verizon, US Cellular Overstated Rural Coverage

The coverage maps are crucial because they help the FCC determine where the commission allocates government subsidies to fund broadband projects. Now the FCC has to figure out how to ensure the coverage maps will be accurate as it prepares a $9 billion 5G fund.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372363/fcc-finds-t-mobile-verizon-us-cellular-overstated-rural-co

 

Beware of Thanksgiving eCard Emails Distributing Malware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/beware-of-thanksgiving-ecard-emails-distributing-malware/

 

CalDigit USB-C Pro Dock review: Delivering ports, performance, and versatility

CalDigit's USB-C Pro Dock is ideal for multi-device users who need to create a compatible workstation.

https://www.windowscentral.com/caldigit-usb-c-pro-dock-review

 

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 Make uBlock Origin Even Better at Ad Blocking in Firefox

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-make-ublock-origin-even-better-at-ad-blocking-in-1839964889

 

Concerning 5G Security Risks You Need to Know About

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5g-security-risks/

 

10 Money Saving Tips For Holiday Shoppers

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

 

Grab a 27-inch 1080p Dell IPS FreeSync monitor for just $110 at Best Buy

Upgrade your desktop for less.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3487625/grab-a-27-inch-1080p-dell-ips-freesync-monitor-for-just-110-at-best-buy.html

 

iPhone users warned to be on alert for phishing attacks

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/117674579/iphone-users-warned-to-be-on-alert-for-phishing-attacks

 

Facebook, Google Photos to Allow Data Sharing

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10665/facebook-google-photos-allow-data-sharing

 

How to protect computers that store biometric data from malware

More than a third of systems that handle biometric data were hit by at least one malware infection in the third quarter of 2019, according to a new Kaspersky report.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-protect-computers-that-store-biometric-data-from-malware/

 

Most of the largest US voting districts are vulnerable to email spoofing

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/05/major-voting-districts-vulnerable-email-security/

 

Apple will reportedly release an iPhone without any ports in 2021

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts the next two years of iPhones

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/12/5/20997166/apple-iphone-no-ports-2021-oled-rumors-2020-se-kuo-research

 

Netflix is testing a new feature that automatically downloads shows and movies it thinks you’ll like

https://bgr.com/2019/12/04/netflix-new-feature-downloads-for-you-new-shows/

 

How to enable Hyper-V virtualization feature on Windows 10

Do you need to run virtual machines on your PC? You don't need third-party software, you can use Microsoft Hyper-V, and here's how to set up the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-hyperv-virtualization-windows-10/

 

What to do if your new 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro randomly shuts down

Apple’s new support document has troubleshooting tips for the 2019 model with two Thunderbolt 3 ports.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3488496/what-to-do-if-your-new-2019-13-inch-macbook-pro-randomly-shuts-down.html

 

Biometric Security is Making Passwords Passé (if you like Biometrics, you better read this)

Fingerprint- and face-recognition take away the frustration of passwords but can introduce new security concerns.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372336/biometric-security-is-making-passwords-passe

 

New Chrome Password Stealer Sends Stolen Data to a MongoDB Database

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-chrome-password-stealer-sends-stolen-data-to-a-mongodb-database/

 

Are Losses Resulting from Phishing Incidents Covered by Crime Policies Insuring Against Computer Fraud?

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/are-losses-resulting-from-phishing-29372/

 

How Do CAPTCHAs Work and Why Are They So Difficult?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-do-captchas-work/

 

Rise of the Digital Human

The technological innovations that helped make a younger version of Robert De Niro for “The Irishman” are becoming more widely available to people who want their own digital twin. WSJ’s R.T. Watson created his own digital avatar to learn more about the appeal and some of the risk involved. Photo/Video: Emily Prapuolenis/The Wall Street Journal

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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

 

T-Mobile launches 5G service across US

https://news.yahoo.com/t-mobile-launches-5g-across-us-062050075.html

 

Windows 10’s November 2019 Update Is the Best Yet

https://www.howtogeek.com/449441/windows-10s-november-2019-update-is-the-best-yet/

 

What To Do If Your Antivirus Apps or Wifi Drivers Are Blocking Window 10 Updates

https://lifehacker.com/what-to-do-if-your-antivirus-apps-or-wifi-drivers-are-b-1840033461

 

Your passwords could be on the dark web. Find out now

By the time a company tells you your data's been stolen as part of a breach, your login credentials may already be on the dark web. Here's how to keep pace with the hackers.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/your-passwords-could-be-on-the-dark-web-find-out-now/

 

How to Detect Scam Emails

Learn how to detect a scam email and take steps to protect yourself

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-detect-scam-emails-4773608

 

Apple confirms HomeKit-secured CCTV and router systems

Now we know which smart security and router systems we should use.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3481662/apple-confirms-homekit-secured-cctv-and-router-systems.html

 

Why Is It So Important to Use a Different Password on Every Site?

Using different passwords on different sites is not only good practice; it's necessary to keep your accounts safe. I'll review why, and how best to handle a plethora of passwords.

https://askleo.com/why-is-it-so-important-to-use-a-different-password-on-every-site/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IhBFpetzdpdfbL

 

Intel started to remove old downloads from its Download Center

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/18/intel-started-to-remove-old-downloads-from-its-download-center/

 

Every high-end Android phone will support 5G next year, Qualcomm says

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/04/qualcomm-announces-snapdragon-865-and-765-chipset-for-android-phones.html

 

Stop Using Avast and AVG Plugins Right Now

https://gizmodo.com/stop-using-avast-and-avg-plugins-right-now-1840213548

 

The Nintendo Switch had its best US sales week ever thanks to Black Friday

More than 800,000 units sold in a week

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/4/20995584/nintendo-switch-best-sales-week-black-friday

 

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

 

DHS May Require US Citizens Be Photographed at Airports

https://www.securityweek.com/dhs-may-require-us-citizens-be-photographed-airports

 

What Is Stock Android? 5 Reasons to Use It on Your Next Phone

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reasons-stock-android/

 

Is your 13-inch MacBook Pro shutting down randomly? Here’s the fix

https://9to5mac.com/2019/12/04/13-inch-macbook-pro-random-shutdown/

 

Chinese tech firm Huawei to sue U.S. as security fight heats up

The company denies it is beholden to the Chinese government and says an order from the FCC designed to hurt its U.S. sales was arbitrary.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/chinese-tech-firm-huawei-sue-u-s-security-fight-heats-n1096241

 

Qualcomm President: We're Driving Hard Toward the 5G iPhone

'Priority number one of this relationship with Apple is how to launch their phone as fast as we can,' Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon tells us.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372343/qualcomm-president-were-driving-hard-toward-the-5g-iphone

 

Tech maintenance: Are you making this big mistake when cleaning your TV?

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/how-to-properly-clean-your-tv/604826/

 

Google's next chat service is... Photos

https://news.yahoo.com/2019-12-03-google-photos-chat-feature.html

 

Notepad Isn’t Moving to Windows 10’s Store After All

https://www.howtogeek.com/450169/notepad-isnt-moving-to-windows-10s-store-after-all/

 

Play Chess Against Simulated Grand Masters on Chess DB

https://lifehacker.com/play-chess-against-simulated-grand-masters-on-chess-db-1839988161

 

4 scams to avoid this holiday shopping season: Phishing, pyramid schemes and more

Phony gift exchanges, virtual card skimmers and other digital traps are set and waiting for you when you shop online.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/4-scams-to-avoid-this-holiday-shopping-season-phishing-pyramid-schemes-and-more/

 

How to Use the Measure App on iPhone or iPad

Learn about this cool app introduced with iOS 12

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-measure-app-iphone-ipad-4772553

 

An interesting Inbox-like delivery option for Gmail

Reclaim control of your email — and your life — with the flip of a single virtual switch.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3487279/inbox-like-delivery-gmail.html

 

Is a Periodic Password Change a Good Thing?

Changing passwords periodically is conventional wisdom. I disagree, and then discuss whether periodic password change can even happen reliably.

https://askleo.com/is_a_periodic_password_change_a_good_thing/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IhBFpetzdpdfbL

 

KpRm is a post-disinfection program that can find and delete malware removal tools and their remnant files

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/16/kprm-is-a-post-disinfection-program-that-can-find-and-delete-malware-removal-tools-and-their-remnant-files/

 

Amazon just partnered with Verizon to improve 5G speeds

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/03/amazon-verizon-partner-on-new-5g-wave-length-product.html

 

Should You Be Allowed to Copyright a Law? We're Going to Find Out

https://gizmodo.com/should-you-be-allowed-to-copyright-a-law-were-going-to-1840209281

 

Free Parking: Official Monopoly Game Lands on Google Play for $4

https://www.droid-life.com/2019/12/04/free-parking-official-monopoly-game-lands-on-google-play-for-4/

 

A leak of purportedly secret documents outlining alleged topics of Anglo-American trade talks appears to be foreign disinformation, most likely of Russian origin. Reuters reports that researchers see similarities to the Secondary Infektion campaign the Atlantic Council unmasked in June. The incident has raised concerns that foreign attempts to interfere with upcoming British elections may already be in progress.

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2019/December/CyberWire_2019_12_03.html

 

TikTok Sued in US Over Alleged China Data Transfer

https://www.securityweek.com/tiktok-sued-us-over-alleged-china-data-transfer

 

The Windows Run Commands Cheat Sheet

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-run-commands-cheat-sheet/

 

House passes bill that would require carriers to offer free robocall blocking features, more

https://9to5mac.com/2019/12/04/house-passes-anti-robocalling-bill/

 

A federal privacy law is starting to crystallize — but partisanship could still dissolve it

While committee members continue to debate, there is one thing they agree on: federal privacy legislation is urgently needed.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/federal-privacy-law-starting-crystallize-partisanship-remains-roadblock-n1096016

 

Craigslist Gets an App to Compete With Facebook Marketplace

Craigslist has been around for almost 25 years, but it only embraced mobile this week with apps for iOS and Android.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372359/craigslist-gets-an-app-to-compete-with-facebook-marketplace

 

Text from your neighbor? It might be a scam

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/group-texting-from-neighbor-scam/606935/

 

Dell is looking to give more business to AMD due to Intel's chip shortage

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/dell-is-looking-to-give-more-business-to-amd-due-to-intels-chip-shortage-150933501.html

 

How to Apply Shading to Alternate Rows in Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/442857/how-to-apply-shading-to-alternate-rows-in-excel/

 

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

 

Starter YouTube gear for under $150

Launch your channel with higher quality audio and video on the cheap.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/starter-youtube-gear-for-under-150/

 

How to Use NextPVR and Kodi to Watch Live TV on a Windows Computer

You can even record TV on Windows 10

https://www.lifewire.com/watch-and-record-live-tv-on-your-pc-4773660

 

Microsoft Patch Alert: November patches behave themselves – with a few exceptions

After all the calisthenics required by the October 2019 patches, November gave us a much-deserved break. Although Win10 1909 has some lingering problems, other versions– Win7, 8.1, Win10 1803, 1809, and 1903 – saw relatively few glitches. And that scary “exploited” zero-day in IE? Meh.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3216425/microsoft-patch-alert-november-patches-behave-themselves-with-a-few-exceptions.html

 

How Do Outlook and Outlook.com Relate?

Even though they share similar names and do similar things, Outlook and Outlook.com are not related at all.

https://askleo.com/how_do_outlook_and_outlookcom_relate/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IhBFpetzdpdfbL

 

Microsoft: don't remove the Microsoft Store app

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/15/microsoft-dont-remove-the-microsoft-store-app/

 

How to prevent ‘porch pirates’ from stealing packages from your door, according to police

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/03/police-tips-to-prevent-package-theft-during-the-holidays.html

 

Plex Now Offering Over a Thousand Movies on Demand and for Free

https://gizmodo.com/plex-now-offering-over-a-thousand-movies-on-demand-and-1840199121

 

Full Fixed – Avast Behavior Shield Keeps Turning Off [MiniTool Tips]

https://www.minitool.com/backup-tips/avast-behavior-shield-keeps-turning-off.html

 

France's national cyber authority ANSSI (Agence nationale de la sécurité des systèmes d'information) hasn't ruled out "neutralizing" the threat actors responsible for the November 15th ransomware attack on a major Rouen medical center, Bloomberg reports. ANSSI has authorities and capabilities regular law enforcement agencies lack. The attack has been widely attributed to the Russian gang TA505.

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2019/December/CyberWire_2019_12_02.html

 

Google: 80% of Android Apps Encrypt Traffic by Default

https://www.securityweek.com/google-80-android-apps-encrypt-traffic-default

 

How to Format a Write Protected USB Pendrive

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/format-write-protected-usb-flash-drive/

 

Plex officially launches new streaming service with catalog of free movies and TV shows

https://9to5mac.com/2019/12/04/plex-free-streaming-service/

 

Russian-owned company attempted Ohio election hack, official says

Ohio's secretary of state said the “relatively unsophisticated” hacking attempt on Election Day originated in Panama but was traced to a Russian-owned company.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/russian-owned-company-attempted-ohio-election-hack-official-says-n1094441

 

Verizon Fios Frustrations, Part 2: Original Lies and Secret Contracts

I hit the phone a few more times to try to cancel my TV service, and found even sketchier behavior on the part of Verizon Fios.

https://www.pcmag.com/commentary/372355/verizon-fios-frustrations-part-2-original-lies-and-secret

 

The new way hackers are coming after you this holiday shopping season

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/hackers-skimming-shopping-carts-online/607925/

 

Millions of Americans' texts exposed in data breach

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/millions-americans-texts-exposed-data-200819916.html

 

What’s New in Windows 10’s 20H1 Update, Arriving Spring 2020

https://www.howtogeek.com/438830/whats-new-in-windows-10s-20h1-update-arriving-spring-2020/

 

How to Make uBlock Origin Even Better at Ad Blocking in Firefox

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-make-ublock-origin-even-better-at-ad-blocking-in-1839964889

 

This is how you build your own PC powerhouse at home, from CPU to nuts

With a bit of research and some DIY spirit, you can build a burly PC from scratch for much less than one you can buy off the shelf.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/this-is-how-you-build-your-own-pc-powerhouse-at-home-from-cpu-to-nuts/

 

How to Make Folders and Group Apps on the iPhone

Organize your iPhone to save time and avoid aggravation

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-make-folders-and-group-apps-on-iphone-2000100

 

How to get the most out of your Chromebook

https://www.computerworld.com/video/98988/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-chromebook

 

How to Diagnose Wi-Fi Signal Strength Issues

Diagnosing an unexpected drop in Wi-Fi signal strength can be challenging. I'll review some things to consider, as well as some steps to take to perhaps sidestep the problem.

https://askleo.com/how-to-diagnose-wi-fi-signal-strength-issues/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IhBFpetzdpdfbL

 

Use the LeechBlock NG extension for Firefox, Chrome to block distracting websites while you work

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/14/use-the-leechblock-ng-extension-for-firefox-chrome-to-block-distracting-websites-while-you-work/

 

EBay to sell StubHub to Viagogo for about $4 billion in cash

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/25/ebay-nears-deal-to-sell-stubhub-to-viagogo-for-about-4-billion-dj-citing-sources.html

 

Apple Seems to Be Tracking iPhone 11 When Location Services Are Disabled, Report Finds

https://gizmodo.com/apple-seems-to-be-tracking-iphone-11-when-location-serv-1840204086

 

[Software Update] Mozilla Firefox 71.0 Now Available for Download

https://www.askvg.com/download-mozilla-firefox-latest-version/

 

Twitter and Facebook warn of potentially malicious software development kits being used by app developers to, potentially, harvest and monetize users’ data. Nursing homes affected by a third-party ransomware incident receive extortion demands that amount to some $14 million. 

uhttps://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-daily-2019-11-26.html

 

Magecart Skimmers Found on Salesforce's Heroku Platform

https://www.securityweek.com/magecart-skimmers-found-salesforces-heroku-platform

 

How to Fix Screen Flickering and Flashing on Windows 10

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fix-windows-10-screen-flashing-problem/

 

TikTok, popular with US teens, accused of violating child protection laws

https://9to5mac.com/2019/12/04/violating-child-protection-laws/

 

TikTok accused in California lawsuit of sending user data to China

The allegations may deepen legal troubles in the United States for TikTok, which is owned by Beijing-based ByteDance Technology.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/tiktok-accused-california-lawsuit-sending-user-data-china-n1094781

 

Qualcomm Modules to Bring Cheaper Nokia 5G Phones to US

Qualcomm makes the process of building a 5G phone a plug-and-play affair, and Nokia is on board.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372353/qualcomm-modules-to-bring-cheaper-nokia-5g-phones-to-us

 

Credit card fraud hot spots: 5 ways thieves are coming after your money

https://videos.komando.com/video/credit-card-fraud-hot-spots-5-ways-thieves-are-coming-after-your-money/683077/

 

Amazon's Tie-Ups With Verizon & Others Add 5G Benefits to AWS

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amazons-tie-ups-verizon-others-142202923.html

 

Thermal testing Raspberry Pi 4

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/thermal-testing-raspberry-pi-4/

 

How to Ubuntu Update and Dist Upgrade Easy and Simple Way

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

 

Take Your Game to the Next Level With This Dell 23.6" Gaming Monitor For $80

https://kinjadeals.theinventory.com/take-your-game-to-the-next-level-with-this-dell-23-6-g-1840134856?ks=streamshare

 

The iPhone 11 Pro’s Location Data Puzzler

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/12/the-iphone-11-pros-location-data-puzzler/

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How internet security works: TLS, SSL, and CA

What's behind that lock icon in your web browser?

https://opensource.com/article/19/11/internet-security-tls-ssl-certificate-authority?sc_cid=7013a000002DC6kAAG

 

How Amazon created AWS and changed technology forever

Born out of a need to expand Amazon beyond books, AWS has created a multibillion-dollar industry, but now for the first time faces serious competition

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-amazon-created-aws-and-changed-technology-forever-2019-12-03?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

 

Verizon and Amazon team up for 5G edge cloud computing

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/verizon-amazon-team-5g-edge-195356588.html

 

Firefox gets picture-in-picture video playback on Windows

Mac and Linux versions of the feature will be available next month.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/03/firefox-pip-video-windows/

 

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/

 

Raspberry Pi 4 Wi-Fi Fails When Using 1440p Video Output

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/302815-raspberry-pi-4-wi-fi-fails-when-using-1440p-video-output

 

How to Easily Open Multiple Files with SpaceFM in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/open-multiple-files-spacefm-linux/

 

How to Improve Windows Hello Face Recognition in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/74856-improve-windows-hello-face-recognition-windows-10-a.html

 

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

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

 

How To Clear the Cache in Kodi

https://www.techjunkie.com/clear-cache-kodi/

 

A Feature That Windows 10 Needs for Smoother Updates

Long-time Windows 10 users certainly know that updating a device running Microsoft’s latest operating system has so far produced mixed results.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/a-feature-that-windows-10-needs-for-smoother-updates-528430.shtml

 

A bigger in-display fingerprint sensor is coming to your smartphone

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/3d-sonic-max-fingerprint-sensor

 

Google Photos launches private messaging for quickly sharing photos

A better, faster way to share from your Photos library

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/3/20992649/google-photos-sharing-feature-private-messaging-launch

 

When Rogue Insiders Go to the Dark Web

Employees gone bad sell stolen company information, sometimes openly touting their companies, researchers say.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/when-rogue-insiders-go-to-the-dark-web/d/d-id/1336509

 

Smith & Wesson's Website Hacked to Steal Credit Card Details

Malicious Javascript code was injected into the Smith & Wesson's website on Nov. 27 and remained there until Tuesday morning. It was designed to spoof the checkout process to steal payment card details.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372335/smith-wessons-website-hacked-to-steal-credit-card-details

 

Surf the web safely with these 5 mobile browsers

https://www.komando.com/downloads/surf-the-web-safely-with-these-5-mobile-browsers/587606/

 

New Amazon AI can transcribe a doctor's natural speech to text

https://news.yahoo.com/amazon-ai-transcribe-doctors-natural-speech-text-153724211.html

 

Ring gave police a detailed map of area doorbell installations

The feature is no longer available but allowed police to zoom in on specific locations.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/03/amazon-ring-video-doorbell-police-map/

 

Skimming operation creates fake 3rd-party payment processing page to phish victims

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/skimming-operation-creates-fake-3rd-party-payment-processing-page-to-phish-victims/

 

Dell Cuts Full Year Forecast Due to Intel Supply Challenges

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/302799-dell-cuts-full-year-forecast-due-to-intel-supply-challenges

 

10 Tips and Tricks for Using Google Drive

https://www.maketecheasier.com/google-drive-tips-tricks/

 

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 enable Windows Sandbox in Windows 10 Home

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

 

How To Use Kodi on Your Roku Device

https://www.techjunkie.com/kodi-roku/

 

Microsoft PowerToys for Windows 10 Version 0.14 Released

Microsoft has released a new version of PowerToys for Windows 10, with both FancyZones and PowerRename getting plenty of improvements.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-powertoys-for-windows-10-version-0-14-released-528425.shtml

 

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 865: Everything we know so far

Meet the processor that will likely power the Galaxy S11

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/snapdragon-865-unveiled

 

How to fight lies, tricks, and chaos online

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/3/20980741/fake-news-facebook-twitter-misinformation-lies-fact-check-how-to-internet-guide

 

Smith & Wesson Is Magecart's Latest Target

Researchers estimate the gun manufacturer's website was compromised sometime before Black Friday.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/smith-and-wesson-is-magecarts-latest-target/d/d-id/1336505

 

Google Photos Will Soon Get a 'Private Conversation' Feature

With the new chat feature, you can quickly share one-off images with friends, which will appear in a private conversation.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372330/google-photos-will-soon-get-a-private-conversation-feature

 

How to manage your notifications in Windows 10

https://www.komando.com/downloads/how-to-manage-your-notifications-in-windows-10/589976/

 

Now even the FBI is warning about your smart TV's security

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/now-even-fbi-warning-smart-194715311.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

Facebook built a bot to help staff deflect awkward questions from relatives

It arrived before Thanksgiving, but will likely be on call over the holidays, too.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/03/facebook-chatbot-employees-holidays/

 

Ransomware attack on nursing homes’ services provider threatens lives

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/ransomware-attack-on-nursing-homes-services-provider-threatens-lives/

 

Leaked Ring Document Details Creepy Facial Recognition Neighborhood Watch Feature

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/302780-leaked-ring-document-details-creepy-facial-recognition-neighborhood-watch-feature

 

How to Prevent VLC from Resizing Its Window to Fit Video Resolution

https://www.maketecheasier.com/prevent-vlc-resize-window/

 

How to Enable or Disable Focus Mode in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/145627-how-enable-disable-focus-mode-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

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

 

How to Use Content Settings in Chrome

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

 

Microsoft’s Cheapest Surface Model Can Now Be Yours for Just $299

If you’re in the market for a Microsoft Surface, the Microsoft Store should be the first place to check, as the software giant is holding a pretty big sale on several models.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-s-cheapest-surface-model-can-now-be-yours-for-just-299-528412.shtml

 

T-Mobile launches nationwide 5G network: What you need to know

Coverage reaches 200 million people across the country

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/t-mobile-raises-the-5g-stakes-by-launching-a-nationwide-network

 

Facebook’s new tool lets you transfer pictures to Google Photos

Available worldwide in first half of 2020

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/2/20991419/facebook-transfer-photos-google-photos-tool-new-details

 

StrandHogg Vulnerability Affects All Versions of Android

The bug enables malware to pose as any legitimate Android app, letting attackers track messages, photos, credentials, and phone conversations.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/strandhogg-vulnerability-affects-all-versions-of-android/d/d-id/1336498

 

State by State: The Most Popular Android Phones in the US

Samsung phones dominate the Android scene in the US. Which one is the most common in your state?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372105/state-by-state-the-most-popular-android-phones-in-the-us

 

Tech Tip: Back up your data before it’s too late

https://www.komando.com/privacy/idrive-tip/604841/

 

3 Game Changing Electric Vehicle Technologies

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/3-game-changing-electric-vehicle-200000085.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

Homeland Security wants airport face scans for US citizens

You'd have to give up some privacy whether entering or leaving the US.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/02/homeland-security-airport-face-scans-for-us-citizzens/

 

Cyberattackers taking auto industry for a ride, FBI reportedly warns

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/cyberattackers-taking-auto-industry-for-a-ride-fbi-reportedly-warns/

 

If You Use HPE SAS Drives You Must Update Their Firmware

(this is for Enterprizes, but brings up a point that many devices like hdd's and sdd's may have and need firmware updates (much like an OS upgrade))

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/302760-if-you-use-hpe-sas-drives-you-must-update-their-firmware

 

How to Insert a Trendline in Microsoft Excel

https://www.maketecheasier.com/insert-trend-line-microsoft-excel/

 

How to Sync Any Folder to OneDrive in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/92892-sync-any-folder-onedrive-windows-10-a.html

 

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

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

 

How to Compress PDFs in Windows 10

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

 

Microsoft Has a Crazy Deal for the Top Android Phone Right Now

The days when Microsoft was only selling products that it developed and running its software are long gone, so today the Microsoft Store is the right destination not only for Windows PCs, but also for phones running Android.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-has-a-crazy-deal-for-the-top-android-phone-right-now-528410.shtml

 

Apple may have found AR glasses’ killer app

Like a Jedi council, but with glasses

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/apple-may-have-found-ar-glasses-killer-app

 

Justice Department updates drone policy to require cybersecurity evaluation

The DOJ says it will look out for cybersecurity risks and coordinate with the FAA

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/27/20986092/justice-department-drone-policy-doj-faa-cybersecurity-risks

 

New: State of the Internet: Web Attacks and Gaming Abuse

Attackers see credential abuse as a low-risk venture with potential for a high payout, at least for now.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/new-state-of-the-internet-web-attacks-and-gaming-abuse/b/d-id/1336486

 

Music Site Genius Sues Google Over Alleged Lyric Copying

The music site filed the lawsuit against Google and company partner LyricFind on claims it has proof of the lyric copying. Genius is demanding Google pay at least $50 million in damages.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372338/music-site-genius-sues-google-over-alleged-lyrics-copying

 

Android 10 tips and tricks: Try these cool new features

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/android-10-tips-tricks-and-new-features/598754/

 

Preparing the next generation of GPS

https://news.yahoo.com/preparing-next-generation-gps-142900430.html

 

Why Intel Might Be Mulling Another Big AI Acquisition to Help it Battle Nvidia

Though it has been working to commercialize a pair of AI accelerators, the chip giant is reportedly in talks to buy AI chip startup Habana Labs.

https://realmoney.thestreet.com/investing/technology/why-intel-might-be-mulling-another-big-ai-acquisition-to-help-it-battle-nvidia-15188647?puc=yahoo&cm_ven=YAHOO&yptr=yahoo

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Apple will make some big changes with the next iPhone, JPMorgan says

Analyst expects Apple to introduce four new iPhone models in fall 2020 before shifting to a staggered launch cadence in 2021

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/apple-will-make-some-big-changes-with-the-next-iphone-jpmorgan-says-2019-12-02?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

 

How to create a local account in Windows 10

Windows 10 doesn't make it easy or obvious to create a secondary local account, but all it really takes is looking for the fine print.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2975023/how-to-create-a-local-account-in-windows-10.html

 

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/

 

Windows 10 1909 KB4517245 Update Causes File Explorer Issues

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

 

12 Creative Uses for Smart Plugs That’ll Make You Want One

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-creative-uses-smart-plugs-thatll-make-want-one/

 

Why Notion is staying small as its valuation gets bigger

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/02/why-notion-is-staying-small-as-its-valuation-gets-bigger/

 

Top 5 things to know about robotic process automation

Businesses are turning to physical automation to streamline processes, but software automation is also gaining popularity. Tom Merritt explains five things to know about robotic process automation.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/top-5-things-to-know-about-robotic-process-automation/

 

A serious Android bug could be exploited to steal your banking credentials

https://www.techradar.com/news/a-serious-android-bug-could-be-exploited-to-steal-your-banking-credentials

 

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

 

Google Shares Data on State-Sponsored Hacking Attempts

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) this week shared some data on government-backed hacking and disinformation attempts targteting its customers.

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

 

Never again lose power during a blackout with 50% off this CyberPower UPS

https://www.windowscentral.com/never-again-lose-power-during-blackout-50-cyberpower-ups

 

Bluetooth Is Good Now

https://gizmodo.com/bluetooth-is-good-now-1838635803

 

Transit's Apple Watch app returns after two-year hiatus

https://news.yahoo.com/2019-12-02-transit-apple-watch-app.html

 

How to protect your Mac from spoofing

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

 

How to Save Money With HP Instant Ink and Other Low-Cost Printer Ink Programs

If you print in volume, it pays to explore low-cost ink programs offered by major printer manufacturers. Here's everything you need to know to save cash on printer ink.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/357838/how-to-save-money-with-hp-instant-ink-and-other-low-cost-pri

 

The sneaky new way hackers can use Google Home and Alexa to steal your passwords

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/the-sneaky-new-way-hackers-can-use-google-home-and-alexa-to-steal-your-passwords/607121/

 

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 access Advanced startup options on Windows 10

Five ways to access the Advanced startup options to boot in Safe Mode, change UEFI settings, use System Restore or System Recovery image to get your PC working again.

https://pureinfotech.com/access-advanced-startup-options-windows-10-troubleshoot-fix-pc/

 

New DeathRansom Ransomware Begins to Make a Name for Itself

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-deathransom-ransomware-begins-to-make-a-name-for-itself/

 

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

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

 

A bug in Microsoft’s login system put users at risk of account hijacks

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/02/microsoft-login-flaw-account-hijack/

 

US lagging on mobile video streaming due to spectrum crunch

Germany, Japan, Italy, Canada, and the UK, ranked their mobile video experiences as "very good," while Indonesia, the Philippines, and Russia joined the US in the "fair" category.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/us-lagging-on-mobile-video-streaming-due-to-spectrum-crunch/

 

The best Android apps to download in 2019

The best Android apps: both free and paid-for

https://www.techradar.com/news/best-android-apps-2019

 

How blockchain will kill fake news (and four other predictions for 2020)

As blockchain gains credibility in the marketplace, it's being piloted for uses never before considered. But the nascent technology will need to mature, both technically and as a part of a more complete ecosystem, before seeing widespread adoption.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3481633/how-blockchain-will-kill-fake-news-and-four-other-predictions-for-2020.html

 

Malware Found on Payment System Used by On The Border Restaurants

Tex-Mex restaurant chain On The Border has informed customers this week that their payment card information may have been stolen by hackers.

https://www.securityweek.com/malware-found-payment-system-used-border-restaurants

 

Never want for storage again with this mammoth 8TB Seagate USB HDD hub for Cyber Monday

Have you ever looked at your measly storage capacity and thought, "wow, what I really need is several times more storage, just on the off-chance I run out?" Well, Cyber Monday has your back.

https://www.windowscentral.com/never-want-storage-again-mammoth-8tb-seagate-usb-hdd-hub-cyber-monday

 

Password Managers Are Actually a Really Good Gift

https://gizmodo.com/password-managers-are-actually-a-really-good-gift-1840070044

 

Microsoft fixes login vulnerability

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-fixes-login-vulnerability-173432409.html

 

How to remove pitchofcase.com malware from Mac

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

 

Google's Smart Home Devices: What's the Difference?

From Google Home to Nest, Google’s collection of smart home devices is rapidly expanding. Before you buy, here's a rundown of what each gadget can do.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/366861/google-s-smart-home-devices-what-s-the-difference

 

Podcast Episodes

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

 

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

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

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

 

Windows 10X leak confirms laptop support and more details

A new leak documentation confirms that Windows 10X will be available for clamshell laptops and new interface changes.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10x-laptop-support-details/

 

Holiday Scam Season Is Here for All Shoppers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/holiday-scam-season-is-here-for-all-shoppers/

 

5 Reasons to Set Up a Guest Network on Your Router

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

 

In ’60 Minutes’ appearance, YouTube’s CEO offers a master class in moral equivalency

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/01/in-60-minutes-appearance-youtubes-ceo-offers-a-master-class-in-moral-equivalency/

 

US lagging on mobile video streaming due to spectrum crunch

Germany, Japan, Italy, Canada, and the UK, ranked their mobile video experiences as "very good," while Indonesia, the Philippines, and Russia joined the US in the "fair" category.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/us-lagging-on-mobile-video-streaming-due-to-spectrum-crunch/

 

SafeBreach catches 3 major vulnerabilities with Trend Micro, Autodesk and Kaspersky

The issues have been patched or solved but researchers say they represent a worrying step in how attackers can manipulate trusted security systems.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/safebreach-catches-3-major-vulnerabilities-with-trend-micro-autodesk-and-kaspersky/

 

Gartner’s strategic predictions for 2020

How technology is changing the definition of being human

https://www.techradar.com/news/gartners-strategic-predictions-for-2020

 

Apple confirms HomeKit-secured CCTV and router systems

Now we know which smart security and router systems we should use.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3481662/apple-confirms-homekit-secured-cctv-and-router-systems.html

 

Twitter, Facebook User Data Improperly Accessed via Malicious SDKs

Twitter and Facebook this week took action against malicious mobile software development kits (SDKs) that were used to improperly access user data.

https://www.securityweek.com/twitter-facebook-user-data-improperly-accessed-malicious-sdks

 

Google’s RCS messaging could rival iMessage, but for now it’s a security nightmare

https://bgr.com/2019/11/29/rcs-vs-imessage-new-sms-standard-for-android-has-huge-security-flaws/

 

Don't Buy Anyone a Ring Camera

https://gizmodo.com/dont-buy-anyone-a-ring-camera-1840070640

 

T-Mobile's 5G is here, but don't expect a huge speed boost

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/t-mobiles-5g-dont-expect-185258334.html

 

The Best Mac for Video Production 2019

https://macpaw.com/how-to/best-mac-for-video-editing

 

T-Mobile Launches 5G for 200 Million Americans

T-Mobile launches 'nationwide' 5G with new phones from OnePlus and Samsung, and it promises 15 more 5G phones next year.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372239/t-mobile-launches-5g-for-200-million-americans

 

Text from your neighbor? It might be a scam

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/group-texting-from-neighbor-scam/606935/

 

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

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

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

 

How to enable open tabs sync on Microsoft Edge Chromium

You can now sync open tabs across devices using Microsoft edge (Chromium), and in this guide, you'll learn the steps on how to enable the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-open-tabs-sync-edge-chromium/

 

Phishers Create Fake Sites as Bait for Holiday Shopping Deals

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/phishers-create-fake-sites-as-bait-for-holiday-shopping-deals/

 

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

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

 

Now even the FBI is warning about your smart TV’s security

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/01/fbi-smart-tv-security/

 

New AI tech from Hitachi Vantara makes airline travel easier

Travel delays caused by congestion at check-in, security, retail, and boarding areas will become a thing of the past.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/new-ai-tech-from-hitachi-vantara-makes-airline-travel-easier/

 

How to stop tracking on health sites

No one’s health information should be for sale, or collected to potentially be used against them.

https://www.techradar.com/news/how-to-stop-tracking-on-health-sites

 

Android 10's unexpected gem

One of Android 10's most useful features is something you might not even think to try.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3454992/android-10-unexpected-gem.html

 

Kaspersky Patches Several Vulnerabilities in Web Protection Features

Kaspersky has patched several vulnerabilities affecting the web protection features present in its Anti-Virus, Internet Security, Total Security, Free Anti-Virus, Security Cloud, and Small Office Security products.

https://www.securityweek.com/kaspersky-patches-several-vulnerabilities-web-protection-features

 

Penny Auctions: Legit or Scam?

https://askbobrankin.com/penny_auctions_legit_or_scam.html

 

A Former NASA Engineer and an Ex-Toy Designer Made a Steerable Bowling Ball That Always Gets Strikes

https://gizmodo.com/a-former-nasa-engineer-and-an-ex-toy-designer-made-a-st-1840080840

 

Amazon debuts automatic speech recognition service, Amazon Transcribe Medical

https://news.yahoo.com/amazon-debuts-automatic-speech-recognition-155149727.html

 

Basic Tech Skills? Many Americans Have Room for Improvement

991 people in the US were asked about their mastery of three common tech tasks; the results aren't too encouraging.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372280/basic-tech-skills-many-americans-have-room-for-improvement

 

7 fixes for Windows 10 problems driving you crazy

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/7-fixes-for-windows-10-problems-driving-you-crazy/693719/

 

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

 

5G FAQ: What is 5G and when is it coming to the iPhone

Here’s what you really need to know about this next-gen wireless technology.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3406470/5g-faq-iphone.html

 

How to Ubuntu Update and Dist Upgrade Easy and Simple Way

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

 

These phones are the most likely to get hacked

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

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The password reuse problem is a ticking time bomb

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

 

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

 

Why You Shouldn’t Use Your Web Browser’s Password Manager

https://www.howtogeek.com/447345/why-you-shouldnt-use-your-web-browsers-password-manager/

 

Cyber Monday: Get this $800 Mini Projector for just $240

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3481729/cyber-monday-get-this-800-mini-projector-for-just-240.html

 

Apple AirPods see ‘surge of demand’ and could face holiday shortage, Wedbush says

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/27/apple-airpods-see-surge-of-demand-and-potential-shortage-wedbush-says.html

 

Skimming operation creates fake 3rd-party payment processing page to phish victims

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/skimming-operation-creates-fake-3rd-party-payment-processing-page-to-phish-victims/

 

uBlock Origin for Firefox addresses new first-party tracking method

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/20/ublock-origin-for-firefox-addresses-new-first-party-tracking-method/

 

Online Shopping: Just How Safe Is It?

https://askleo.com/online_shopping_just_how_safe_is_it/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JUZZk5lPkpdfbL

 

5 Google Search Alternatives to Find Something New

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

 

Can you trust Google to keep your WiFi running until 2030?

When purchasing a Google product nowadays, the first question should be how long it is allowed to live.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/can-you-trust-google-to-keep-your-wifi-running-until-2030/

 

Domestic violence expert looks at threats and possibilities of IoT

Erica Olsen of the National Network to End Domestic Violence sees how abusers can manipulate devices, but also how victims can empower themselves

https://blog.avast.com/erica-olsen-of-nnedv-on-iot

 

How to Fix: Windows 10 Black Screen Before Login

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10664/how-fix-windows-10-black-screen-login

 

Amazon's AI musical keyboard 'sounds terrible'

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-50629390

 

Kaiterra Laser Egg+ CO2 review: an improved air quality monitor

Kaiterra adds carbon dioxide detection to its excellent air-quality monitor.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3455222/laser-egg-plus-review.html

 

Quitting Facebook will soon be easier with Apple-backed photo export tool

https://9to5mac.com/2019/12/02/quit-facebook/

 

Is It Still Worth Buying Blu-Rays and DVDs?

While DVDs and Blu-ray discs might seem like a thing of the past, you might want to think twice before you get rid of them for good.

https://whatnerd.com/still-worth-buying-blu-rays-dvds/

 

Raspberry Pi 'Code the Classics' Book Announced

The book shows you how to create a number of classic video games from the 70's, 80's, and 90's using Python and Pygame Zero. It's available to pre-order now.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372289/raspberry-pi-code-the-classics-book-announced

 

Android 10 tips and tricks: Try these cool new features

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/android-10-tips-tricks-and-new-features/598754/

 

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

 

10 Easy Steps to Better iPhone and iPad Security

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

 

Cyber Monday Sale: Get this $70 camera-equipped drone for just $50

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3481728/cyber-monday-sale-get-this-70-camera-equipped-drone-for-just-50.html

 

Intel chip shortage is pulling down PC makers’ revenue expectations

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/27/intel-chip-shortage-pulls-down-pc-makers-revenue-expectations.html

 

Ransomware attack on nursing homes’ services provider threatens lives

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/ransomware-attack-on-nursing-homes-services-provider-threatens-lives/

 

TextConverter is a batch document editing tool that has a lot of advanced options

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/19/textconverter-is-a-batch-document-editing-tool-that-has-a-lot-of-advanced-options/

 

How to Determine What’s Installed on Your Machine

Programs can be installed in many ways and many places. There's no single authoritative list of what's installed, but we can get close.

https://askleo.com/whats-installed-on-your-machine/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JUZZk5lPkpdfbL

 

How to Destroy Your Laptop: 5 Mistakes to Avoid Destruction

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

 

This cheap gadget can stop your smartphone or tablet being hacked at an airport, hotel or cafe

If you use public USB power charging stations at airports, hotels, and other locations, you need this a USB data blocker.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/this-cheap-gadget-can-stop-your-smartphone-or-tablet-being-hacked-at-an-airport-hotel-or-cafe/

 

How to take control of your connected home

National Network to End Domestic Violence provides suggestions, guidance and resources

https://blog.avast.com/how-to-make-a-connected-life-safe-again

 

Firefox to Fight 'Fingerprinting' Tracking

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

 

7 Windows 10 fixes you’ll wish you knew sooner

https://www.foxnews.com/tech/7-windows-10-fixes-youll-wish-you-knew-sooner

 

The best indoor air-quality monitors: Identify the pollutants that can compromise your health and comfort

Whether you suffer from allergies or asthma or just want to optimize your indoor environment, these devices will give you insight into the air you're breathing.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3356448/best-indoor-air-quality-monitor.html

 

Apple and others need to consult emergency services over automatic SOS calls

https://9to5mac.com/2019/12/02/consult-emergency-services/

 

Why Project xCloud Is a Better Idea Than Google Stadia

Google Stadia might someday turn into an amazing game streaming service, but it looks like right now Microsoft's Project xCloud is closer.

https://whatnerd.com/why-project-xcloud-better-than-google-stadia/

 

China Makes Deepfakes and Fake News Illegal

China will treat fake news or video content (including deepfakes) that aren't clearly marked as such as a criminal offense.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372287/china-makes-deepfakes-and-fake-news-illegal

 

Practical Tech Tip: Find and delete duplicate photos

https://www.komando.com/downloads/find-and-delete-duplicate-photos/605645/

 

How to Use NextPVR and Kodi to Watch Live TV on a Windows Computer

You can even record TV on Windows 10

https://www.lifewire.com/watch-and-record-live-tv-on-your-pc-4773660

 

How Can My ISP Tell I’m Using BitTorrent?

https://www.howtogeek.com/445059/how-can-my-isp-tell-im-using-bittorrent/

 

This Costco 1440p/144Hz HDR monitor is basically a steal at $249 and 50 percent off for Cyber Monday

The catch, of course, is that you'll need to be a Costco member to take advantage of this deal.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3482978/this-costco-1440p144hz-hdr-monitor-is-basically-a-steal-at-299-and-50-percent-off-today.html

 

TikTok owner moves to separate app from Chinese operations amid U.S. probe

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/27/tiktok-moves-to-separate-app-from-chinese-operations-amid-us-probe.html

 

NYPD fingerprint database touched by ransomware

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/nypd-fingerprint-database-touched-by-ransomware/

 

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/

 

How Do I Tell If My Email Has Been Hacked?

It can be surprisingly hard to tell if an email account has been hacked, especially when hackers cover their tracks. I'll show you a couple of possible signs.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-tell-if-my-email-has-been-hacked/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JUZZk5lPkpdfbL

 

Getting Your First Gaming PC? Follow These 6 Tips

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/buying-gaming-pc-tips/

 

Now even the FBI is warning about your smart TV’s security

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/01/fbi-smart-tv-security/

 

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

 

How to Fix: MEDIA_ERR_UNKNOWN Chrome, Firefox, Etc

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

 

'Grinch bots' are here to ruin your holiday shopping

Didn't catch that hot item online? That may be because you're competing with bots programmed to sweep up the best deals.

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/grinch-bots-are-here-ruin-your-holiday-shopping-n1093536

 

The tiny Lenovo Smart Plug is 75% off and just $8 today with free shipping

A tiny plug for a tiny price.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3482980/the-tiny-lenovo-smart-plug-is-75-off-and-just-8-today-with-free-shipping.html

 

OWC offers deals on USB-C and Thunderbolt docks for Cyber Monday, free USB-C Travel Dock

https://9to5mac.com/2019/12/01/owc-black-friday-cyber-monday-deals/

 

Why Project xCloud Is a Better Idea Than Google Stadia

Google Stadia might someday turn into an amazing game streaming service, but it looks like right now Microsoft's Project xCloud is closer.

https://whatnerd.com/why-project-xcloud-better-than-google-stadia/

 

China Now Requires a Face Scan for Every New Phone Purchase

If you want to buy a new phone or switch phone service in China, a face scan is now mandatory as part of the setup process alongside showing your national ID.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372286/china-now-requires-a-face-scan-for-every-new-phone-purchase

 

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/

 

The Facebook 'Hack' Scam: What It Is and How to Protect Yourself

It isn't dangerous, but you should still protect yourself

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-the-facebook-hack-scam-4772617

 

How to Set Up a Smart Garage

https://www.howtogeek.com/447785/how-to-set-up-a-smart-garage/

 

The Raspberry Pi 4's 4GB version gets its first real discount in Adafruit's sitewide sale

Take 15% off everything.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3481791/the-raspberry-pi-4s-4gb-version-gets-its-first-real-discount-in-adafruits-sitewide-sale.html

 

Xerox says it will take HP buyout offer hostile by going directly to shareholders

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/26/xerox-plans-to-take-hp-buyout-offer-hostile-by-going-to-shareholders.html

 

Cyberattackers taking auto industry for a ride, FBI reportedly warns

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/cyberattackers-taking-auto-industry-for-a-ride-fbi-reportedly-warns/

 

Intel started to remove old downloads from its Download Center

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/18/intel-started-to-remove-old-downloads-from-its-download-center/

 

Do I Need More than One Anti-malware Tool?

It's tempting to think more is better when it comes to anti-spyware and anti-virus software and firewalls. In reality, too many can cause trouble.

https://askleo.com/more-than-one-antimalware/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JUZZk5lPkpdfbL

 

Concerning 5G Security Risks You Need to Know About

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5g-security-risks/

 

You Can Still Upgrade to Windows 10 For Free, Here's How

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/you-can-still-upgrade-to-windows-10-for-free-heres-how/

 

Protect your webcam from hackers with these 5 tips

Boost webcam security with these tips to keep spying eyes and listening ears away.

https://blog.avast.com/preventing-a-webcam-hack

 

'Windows Update' by Email is Actually Ransomware

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

 

Stranger hacks into baby monitor, tells child, 'I love you'

The Chinese manufacturer has been criticized for making devices that are easy to access without authorization.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/stranger-hacks-baby-monitor-tells-child-i-love-you-n1090046

 

Which Echo should I get? A buyer’s guide for Amazon’s dizzying array of Echo devices

Get help picking the right Amazon Echo device, from Echo and Echo Dot speakers to the Echo Show smart display and the new Echo Flex.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3453834/amazon-echo-buyers-guide.html

 

Apple Watch Siri awkwardly interrupts on-air meteorologist and contradicts his forecast

https://9to5mac.com/2019/11/30/apple-watch-siri-meteorologist/

 

WhatNerd’s December 2019 Giveaway: $100 GameStop Gift Card

This month's WhatNerd Giveaway is a GameStop gift card, perfect for gaming fans regardless of which platforms you play on!

https://whatnerd.com/giveaway-december-2019/

 

Facebook Will Let You Transfer Your Photos to Other Services

The photo-transfer feature is being rolled out today to Facebook users in Ireland, with a worldwide release schedule for 2020. It will initially support transfers to Google Photos.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372285/facebook-launches-a-photo-and-video-sharing-tool

 

Photoshop too expensive? Use these free alternatives instead

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

 

How to Use the Measure App on iPhone or iPad

Learn about this cool app introduced with iOS 12

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-measure-app-iphone-ipad-4772553

 

Google’s ReCAPTCHAs Also Capture Your Private Information

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google-recaptcha-captures-private-information/

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