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1832 12/21/2019

[SECURITY] Foistware Blocker in Windows 10

https://askbobrankin.com/security_foistware_blocker_in_windows_10.html

 

Intel Patches Plundervolt, High Severity Issues in Platform Update

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/intel-patches-plundervolt-high-severity-issues-in-platform-update/

 

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S11 smartphones are coming with 2 major upgrades — here's everything we know so far

https://www.insider.com/samsung-galaxy-s11-rumors-release-date-price-design-specs-cameras-2019-12

 

DirecTV Monthly Fees Have Surged at the Same Time Customers Have Fled

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/directv-monthly-fees-surged-same-161417663.html

 

Phishers prey on fans of 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' film

Some users have already been affected by 65 malicious files disguised as copies of the latest Star Wars film, according to Kaspersky. Here's how to avoid being a victim of such phishing attempts.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/phishers-prey-on-fans-of-latest-star-wars-film/

 

Ghostery breaks out of the browser with Midnight, a privacy suite for your entire system

Ghostery's Midnight desktop app offers system-wide ad- and tracker-blocking for a fee.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3510491/ghostery-breaks-out-of-the-browser-with-midnight-a-privacy-suite-for-your-entire-system.html

 

Windows, Chrome Zero-Days Chained in Operation WizardOpium Attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/windows-chrome-zero-days-chained-in-operation-wizardopium-attacks/

 

Apple reportedly working on satellite technology for direct wireless iPhone data transmission

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/20/apple-reportedly-working-on-satellite-technology-for-direct-wireless-iphone-data-transmission/

 

7 Tips to Save Money on PC Repairs

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-tips-to-save-money-on-pc-repairs/

 

Massive breach leaves 267 million Facebook users' data exposed

The leaked information included Facebook IDs, phone numbers, and real names.

https://www.windowscentral.com/massive-data-breach-leaves-267-million-facebook-users-data-exposed

 

Best cloud document storage of 2020: sync and save your files and folders online

Sync and save your documents to the cloud

https://www.techradar.com/best/best-cloud-document-storage

 

HOW TO UNINSTALL OFFICE 365 OR OFFICE 2019/2016 ON WINDOWS 10

Here are the easy steps to get rid of Microsoft Office from your Windows 10 PC, if you don't like product or you're having issues and you need reinstall it.

https://pureinfotech.com/uninstall-office-365-2016-2013-pc/

 

How to enable or disable Deep Fusion and Smart HDR on the iPhone 11

Between the two features, you have three options for how they’re available.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3490078/how-to-enable-or-disable-deep-fusion-and-smart-hdr-on-the-iphone-11.html

 

Spice Up Your Christmas Tree By Making It A Video Game

https://makezine.com/2019/12/13/spice-up-your-christmas-tree-by-making-it-a-video-game/?mc_cid=63e5a09917&mc_eid=aa12cd2a14

 

Amazon’s best-selling Wi-Fi extender is on sale for $14.95, or double the speed for $22

https://bgr.com/2019/12/20/wifi-range-extender-amazon-christmas-gift-deals/

 

Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant might soon all speak the same smart home language

Connected home harmony.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3509580/alexa-siri-and-google-assistant-might-soon-all-speak-the-same-smart-home-language.html?utm_date=20191221010823

 

Ready for new holiday movies and specials? Here’s what’s streaming

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/holiday-streaming-2019/604979/

 

Ring Issues Password Resets After User Logins Found Online

The list contains email addresses and passwords for Ring.com accounts, as well as time zones and the names users assigned to each internet-connected camera. Ring, however, blames weak passwords and says it was not breached.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372644/ring-issues-password-resets-after-user-logins-found-online

 

Massive illegal streaming services busted

https://www.yahoo.com/news/massive-illegal-streaming-services-busted-113054896.html

 

"123456" again claims top spot as worst password of the year

Other poor choices include "password," "princess," "qwerty," "iloveyou" and "welcome," according to the 2019 list from SplashData.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/123456-again-claims-top-spot-as-worst-password-of-the-year/

 

Windows 7 dies in a month's time: How to move from Windows 7 to Windows 10

You have several choices, including a loophole that may still be free.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3489876/windows-7-dies-in-a-months-time-how-to-move-from-windows-7-to-windows-10.html

 

Microsoft Office December Security Updates Fix Remote Execution Bugs

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-office-december-security-updates-fix-remote-execution-bugs/

 

France slaps Google with $166M antitrust fine for opaque and inconsistent ad rules

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/20/france-slaps-google-with-166m-antitrust-fine-for-opaque-and-inconsistent-ad-rules/

 

5 Fascinating Search Engines That Search for Faces

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-fascinating-search-engines-search-faces/

 

NordVPN vs. IPVanish VPN: Which is better in 2019?

https://www.windowscentral.com/nordvpn-vs-ipvanish-vpn

 

New "uncrackable" security system may make your VPN obsolete

New computer chip allows information to be sent using a one-time unhackable communication

https://www.techradar.com/news/new-uncrackable-security-system-may-make-your-vpn-obsolete

 

PANORAMIC TRAIN VIEWS THEME FOR WINDOWS 10 (DOWNLOAD)

https://pureinfotech.com/panoramic-train-views-theme-windows-10-download/

 

What’s the difference between Save, Save As, and Duplicate in macOS apps?

Apple’s document-based apps and those of many other developers have three ways to save a file.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3489780/what-s-the-difference-between-save-save-as-and-duplicate-in-macos-apps.html

 

Makers’ Guide to Boards

https://makezine.com/comparison/boards/

 

Apple has a secret team working on satellites to beam data directly to your devices

https://bgr.com/2019/12/20/apple-satellites-secret-project-data-beam-iphone-ipad/

 

Z-Wave to become an open and multi-source wireless smart home standard in 2020

Reacting to Project Connected Home over IP, Silicon Labs says it will soon allow other semiconductor manufacturers to build Z-Wave chips.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3510462/z-wave-to-become-an-open-and-multi-source-smart-home-standard.html?utm_date=20191221011040

 

Tech trick: Turn your phone into a computer mouse

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/turn-phone-into-computer-mouse/606260/

 

Can a New Alliance Help VPN Companies Prove Themselves Trustworthy?

After recent confidence-eroding breaches, VPN providers are banding together to form a "trust initiative." This is the industry's much-needed chance to prove it's a safe guardian of customers' sensitive information, explains security expert Max Eddy.

https://www.pcmag.com/commentary/372495/can-a-new-alliance-help-vpn-companies-prove-themselves-trust

 

Google rolls out update that makes Android's Messages app more like Apple's iMessage

https://www.yahoo.com/news/google-rolls-makes-androids-messages-140453647.html

 

Why 5G harbors multiple security weaknesses

Certain security flaws in 2G, 3G, and 4G have not been resolved, and 5G is vulnerable as well, says a new report from Positive Technologies.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-5g-harbors-multiple-security-weaknesses/

 

Chromebooks versus Windows laptops: Which should you buy?

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

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

 

Batch of 460,000+ Payment Cards Sold on Black Market Forum

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/batch-of-460-000-payment-cards-sold-on-black-market-forum/

 

Will audio livestreaming take off in America?

Combining podcasting, talk radio and mobile apps is increasingly popular in China

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/20/will-audio-livestreaming-take-off-in-america/

 

The 8 Best Linux Desktop Computers and Laptops You Can Buy

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

 

Instagram's PWA appears to be on its way to Windows 10

Facebook seems to be moving on from OSMeta on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/instagrams-pwa-appears-be-its-way-windows-10

 

Ghostery launches desktop VPN

Ghostery Midnight combines ad and tracker blocking with a VPN service

https://www.techradar.com/news/ghostery-launches-desktop-vpn

 

How to run legacy alongside Chromium version of Microsoft Edge on Windows 10

Did you still want to run the old version of Microsoft Edge? Use these steps to access the legacy version after the release of the Chromium version of Edge.

https://pureinfotech.com/run-legacy-chromium-microsoft-edge-windows-10/

 

Apple’s next step with the Mac should be consumer-focused

Consumer Macs could use a little love, too.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3490096/apples-next-step-with-macs-should-be-consumer-focused.html

 

SparkFun RedBoard Artemis

https://makezine.com/product-review/boards/sparkfun-redboard-artemis/?mc_cid=63e5a09917&mc_eid=aa12cd2a14

 

Galaxy S10 Lite specs and camera features leak ahead of upcoming release

https://bgr.com/2019/12/19/s10-lite-release-date-price-specs-leak/

 

It’s a cord-cutter's Christmas: The best traditional holiday moves available for streaming

These 12 great movies available on Netflix, Amazon, and other services will get you into the spirit.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3244126/best-christmas-movies-for-streaming.html?utm_date=20191221011200

 

Never lose your car in a parking lot again with this clever trick

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/parking-app-never-lose-your-car/598730/

 

German University Forced to Hand Out 38,000 Passwords in Person

After a malware attack, the University of Giessen is forcing students and employees to pick up new passwords in person to comply with strict legal requirements, prompting long lines of people outside the school gym.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372617/german-university-forced-to-hand-out-38-000-passwords-in-per

 

Computer programmers plead guilty to operating popular illegal streaming service sites

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/computer-programmers-plead-guilty-operating-135025958.html

 

The best tech gifts to buy for non-techies

Sometimes it's tough to figure out what tech gift to buy for a non-techie. Here's what you need to know.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-best-tech-gifts-to-buy-for-non-techies/

 

Google makes it safer to text on Android phones, but end-to-end encryption is still MIA

Verified SMS and spam protection rolling out now.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3489941/google-makes-it-safer-to-text-on-android-phones-but-end-to-end-encryption-is-still-mia.html

 

Chrome 79 Released With Security Improvements, Proactive Tab Freeze, and More

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/chrome-79-released-with-security-improvements-proactive-tab-freeze-and-more/

 

Snopes rolls its own crowdfunding infrastructure to prepare for 2020’s disinformation warfare

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/20/snopes-rolls-its-own-crowdfunding-infrastructure-to-prepare-for-2020s-disinformation-warfare/

 

Why Robolinux Is the Best Linux for Windows Users

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/robolinux-linux-windows-switchers/

 

Outlook.com, OneDrive, and Skype are down for some people right now (update)

Skype, Outlook.com, and OneDrive have issues right now that prevent some users from accessing their content.

https://www.windowscentral.com/outlookcom-onedrive-and-skype-are-down-some-people-right-now

 

NBC Peacock to challenge Netflix with live TV and $5 monthly plan

The next big streaming service could arrive as soon as April 2020

https://www.techradar.com/news/nbc-peacock-to-challenge-netflix-with-live-tv-and-dollar5-month-plan

 

How to change mouse pointer size on Windows 10

Is the mouse pointer too small or too big? In this guide, you'll learn the easy steps to change its size on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/change-mouse-pointer-size-windows-10/

 

How to perform backups more complicated than Time Machine allows

You may want something different or more involved than the built-in macOS technology provides.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3488511/how-to-schedule-backups-more-complicated-than-time-machine-allows.html

 

Twitter Fights Interference, Deletes 5,929 Saudi Accounts

Twitter has identified and removed nearly 6,000 accounts that it said were part of a coordinated effort by Saudi government agencies and individuals to advance the country’s geopolitical interests.

https://www.snopes.com/ap/2019/12/20/twitter-fights-interference-deletes-5929-saudi-accounts/

 

AT&T is finally cracking down on robocalls to select Android phones

https://bgr.com/2019/12/18/att-vs-spam-calls-robocalls-android-samsung/

 

1More wired in-ear headphone reviews: Do more drivers equal better performance?

An in-depth comparison of 1More's Dual, Triple, and Quad Driver in-ear headphones reveals that more drivers provide minor improvements from an excellent baseline.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3510493/1more-in-ear-headphone-review.html?utm_date=20191221011338

 

Turn off Facebook’s most annoying feature

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/turn-off-facebooks-most-annoying-feature/598733/

 

LastPass Parent Company Sold to Private Equity Firms

The LogMeIn deal is stirring up worries that the private equity firms will change the business model of password manager LastPass, which has gone through price increases over the years.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372604/lastpass-parent-company-sold-to-private-equity-firms

 

Top Gear for a DIY Home Theater System

https://www.yahoo.com/news/top-gear-diy-home-theater-164816930.html

 

Blockchain Hacking: Is Your Security at Risk?

The blockchain is safe, right? Is your security at risk on the blockchain?

https://blocksdecoded.com/blockchain-hacking-security-risk/

 

How Private is Your Web Browsing?

https://askbobrankin.com/how_private_is_your_web_browsing.html

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Fri 1831 12/20/2019

Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant might soon all speak the same smart home language

https://www.techhive.com/article/3509580/alexa-siri-and-google-assistant-might-soon-all-speak-the-same-smart-home-language.html

 

It’s not worth buying a 5G smartphone yet

https://qz.com/1770477/its-not-worth-buying-a-5g-smartphone-yet/?yptr=yahoo

 

Senate passes anti-robocalls bill; Trump expected to sign

https://www.yahoo.com/news/senate-passes-anti-robocalls-bill-172013229.html

 

Wawa says data breach affected thousands over 10 months

The convenience store chain says a data breach may have collected debit and credit card information from thousands of customers.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/wawa-says-data-breach-affected-thousands-over-10-months-n1105216

 

How Should I Back Up My Computer Before an Operating System Upgrade or Reinstall?

Step one to an operating system upgrade? Create a full system image backup of up your entire machine! Step one to a reinstall? The same.

https://askleo.com/how-should-i-back-up-my-computer-before-an-operating-system-upgrade/

 

10 Office Christmas Party Games to Bring Holiday Cheer

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/christmas-party-games/

 

The decade Big Brother came home: How tech giants persuaded us to buy products that track us at home

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/19/how-tech-giants-persuaded-us-to-buy-products-that-track-us-at-home.html

 

Managing access and insider threats.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-hh-2019-12-19.html

 

Report: Vladmir Putin Still Using Windows XP

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10676/report-vladmir-putin-still-using-windows-xp

 

Nuclear Bot Author Arrested in Sextortion Case

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/12/nuclear-bot-author-arrested-in-sextortion-case/

 

New Legislation Aims to Strengthen Cybersecurity of K-12 Schools

https://www.securityweek.com/new-legislation-aims-strengthen-cybersecurity-k-12-schools

 

Release Roundup: Moonlight PC 1.2.0, Monolith 2.1.0, Flowblade 2.4 And Shotcut 19.12

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/12/release-roundup-moonlight-pc-120.html

 

Ransomware Goons Had a Great 2019, With At Least 948 Reported Attacks

https://gizmodo.com/report-ransomware-goons-had-a-great-2019-with-at-leas-1840542724

 

Smartphone location tracking is creepier than you thought

https://www.androidauthority.com/smartphone-location-tracking-1068126/

 

Avira review: what sets this malware solution apart?

https://macpaw.com/reviews/avira-review

 

Top 10 fake news articles on Facebook in 2019

https://www.komando.com/technology/top-10-fake-news-articles-on-facebook-in-2019/612113/

 

Nvidia Announces PhysX 5.0

Better simulation of liquids, deformable bodies, and inflatable shapes are all promised.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372653/nvidia-announces-physx-5-0

 

Qualcomm- An "Enormous Advantage" in 5G

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/qualcomm-enormous-advantage-5g-100000660.html

 

Location data companies tracking and selling smartphone users' information, report reveals

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/location-data-companies-tracking-and-selling-smartphone-users-information-report-reveals-75392069874

 

Why is Backing Up Your First Recommendation for Everything?

Nothing protects you and your data like a complete, recent backup, even when it might not be obvious. That's why I harp on it so much.

https://askleo.com/backing-first-recommendation-everything/

 

4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Buy a Smart TV

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-reasons-shouldnt-buy-smart-tv-anymore/

 

Facebook bans misleading census info, even from politicians

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/19/facebook-bans-misleading-census-info-even-from-politicians.html

 

Spain’s state-owned broadcaster TVE says that a portal they’d inadvertently left open was exploited last week by parties unknown to air an RT-produced interview with self-exiled Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont. Reuters asked, and RT says they didn’t do it.

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2019/December/CyberWire_2019_12_19.html

 

Windows 10 File Explorer Bugs Cause Concern

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10677/windows-10-file-explorer-bugs-cause-concern

 

Ransomware Gangs Now Outing Victim Businesses That Don’t Pay Up

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/12/ransomware-gangs-now-outing-victim-businesses-that-dont-pay-up/

 

New Legion Loader Delivers a Variety of Malware

https://www.securityweek.com/new-legion-loader-delivers-variety-malware

 

A Guide To Using Plank Dock On Linux

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/12/a-guide-to-using-plank-dock-on-linux.html

 

Ring Sure Does Have a Lot of Password Leaks That Are Entirely Your Fault

https://gizmodo.com/ring-sure-does-have-a-lot-of-password-leaks-that-are-en-1840541202

 

Facebook working on its own OS to replace Android, apparently lives in bubble

https://www.androidauthority.com/facebook-os-1068093/

 

How to remove Locky ransomware from Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/remove-locky-ransomware

 

Did you receive a mysterious text yesterday? This is why

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/why-random-text-messages-middle-of-the-night/612170/

 

E Ink Develops New Color E-Paper Display

Don't expect Amazon to use this Print-Color display in a new Kindle any time soon, but we could see Print-Color eReaders in some form by mid-2020.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372649/e-ink-develops-new-color-e-paper-display

 

Google's new depth feature makes its AR experiences more realistic

https://www.yahoo.com/news/2019-12-09-google-arcore-depth.html

 

Facebook won't allow misleading census ads — even from politicians

The census is crucial to determining how many representatives a state gets in Congress and which states and cities get billions of dollars in federal funding.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/facebook-won-t-allow-misleading-census-ads-even-politicians-n1104941

 

Adventures with Image Backups and Secure Boot

I loaned my laptop to my cousin for several weeks. Here are the steps I took to give her a clean machine, while restoring the machine to my configuration on her return.

https://askleo.com/adventures-image-backups-secure-boot/

 

The Quickest Way to Install Windows Software: The Command Prompt

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/quickest-way-install-windows-software-command-prompt/

 

Facebook will air its first Super Bowl ad as the company pays up to try and show its softer side

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/18/facebook-will-air-its-first-super-bowl-ad-to-show-its-softer-side.html

 

CyberX researchers have described a cyber espionage campaign that's evidently designed to steal sensitive data, especially design information, from manufacturers. CyberX calls it "Gangnam Industrial Style," in recognition that South Korean manufacturers have been most heavily hit, with some sixty percent of the victims located in the Republic of Korea.

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2019/December/CyberWire_2019_12_18.html

 

Google recapping new features and games with monthly ‘Stadia Savepoints’

https://9to5google.com/2019/12/19/google-stadia-savepoint-december/

 

Inside ‘Evil Corp,’ a $100M Cybercrime Menace

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/12/inside-evil-corp-a-100m-cybercrime-menace/

 

Maze Ransomware Operators Publish Victim Data Online

https://www.securityweek.com/maze-ransomware-operators-publish-victim-data-online

 

Leaked images of new Samsung foldable surfaces: It’s a flip phone

After the Galaxy Fold, Samsung's next foldable looks like an S10 that folds in half.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/12/leaked-images-of-new-samsung-foldable-looks-a-lot-like-the-moto-razr/

 

IBM Research Created a New Battery That Outperforms Lithium-Ion—No Problematic Heavy Metals Required

https://gizmodo.com/ibm-research-created-a-new-battery-that-outperforms-lit-1840535845

 

What to expect from smartphone cameras in 2020

https://www.androidauthority.com/smartphone-cameras-2020-1066830/

 

How to detect Search Encrypt and remove it from your Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/remove-search-encrypt-from-mac

 

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

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

 

Report: Facebook Is Developing an Operating System

The social network doesn't like being reliant on a modified version of Android for its hardware devices, so it's decided to go it alone.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372648/report-facebook-is-developing-an-operating-system

 

Colossal cameras to feature on next year's smartphones

https://www.yahoo.com/news/colossal-cameras-feature-next-years-smartphones-212018446.html

 

How do you spot a deepfake? A clue hides within our voices, researchers say.

New technology is meant to work quickly out of fear that a viral deepfake will need almost immediate identification and response.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/little-tells-why-battle-against-deepfakes-2020-may-rely-verbal-n1102881

 

Can I Rely on My Online Service Provider’s Backups?

You can rely on online services for many things, but it's unwise to rely on them too much.

https://askleo.com/can-rely-online-service-providers-backups/

 

4 Things to Do Immediately When Your Facebook Account Was Hacked

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-immediately-facebook-account-hacked/

 

If you made a claim for $125 from Equifax, you’re not getting it after court awards nearly $80 million to attorneys

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/19/court-awards-80-million-to-consumer-attorneys-in-equifax-case.html

 

The cyber resiliency of White House operations.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-caveat-2019-12-18.html

 

Apple could be the new owner of Broadcom’s RF wireless chip business

https://9to5mac.com/2019/12/18/apple-could-be-the-new-owner-of-broadcoms-rf-wireless-chip-business/#more-625076

 

Bugs continue to haunt Win10 version 1909

Billed as the kinder, gentler update to Windows, the latest version 1909 is still plagued by persistent wake-up and botched search.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3510463/bugs-continue-to-haunt-win10-version-1909.html

 

Judge Rules in Favor of U.S. Effort to Take Snowden Book Money

https://www.securityweek.com/judge-rules-favor-us-effort-take-snowden-book-money

 

Latest Ring hack shows families need better IoT security

https://blog.avast.com/ring-hack-shows-need-for-iot-security

 

It's Time to Nervously Mock the 50 Worst Passwords of the Year

https://gizmodo.com/its-time-to-nervously-mock-the-50-worst-passwords-of-th-1840514905

 

Data-Munching Bug Throws Chrome 79 Android Rollout Into Chaos

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Data-Munching-Bug-Throws-Chrome-79-Android-Rollout-Into-Chaos-86420.html

 

What is Google Chrome Helper process?

https://macpaw.com/how-to/google-chrome-helper-process

 

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

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

 

Facebook Signals It's Entering the Cloud Gaming Market

The company has bought PlayGiga, a Madrid-based provider of cloud gaming. But for now, Facebook is remaining mum on how it'll use the acquisition.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372631/facebook-signals-its-entering-the-cloud-gaming-market

 

Xiaomi Takes on Apple in Japan With 108-Megapixel Budget Smartphone

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/xiaomi-takes-apple-japan-budget-072946003.html

 

Why use the Pantheon desktop for Linux Elementary OS

This article is part of a special series on Linux desktops. Get a much-loved Mac OS feature on Linux with the Pantheon desktop for Elementary OS.

https://opensource.com/article/19/12/pantheon-linux-desktop?sc_cid=7013a000002DFxcAAG

 

Apple Looks To Widen Streaming Scope Amid New Report Of MGM And Pac-12 Talks

https://deadline.com/2019/12/apple-looks-to-widen-streaming-scope-amid-new-report-of-mgm-and-pac-12-talks-1202814082/

 

Hands-On With Apple's $4999 Pro Display XDR and $999 Stand

https://www.macrumors.com/2019/12/19/hands-on-pro-display-xdr/

 

You Have No Idea How Insanely Complex Modern Headlights Can Be I Mean Holy Crap They Have GPS

https://jalopnik.com/you-have-no-idea-how-insanely-complex-modern-headlights-1840509448

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Microsoft Will Release Chromium Edge as Part of Windows 10 Update in January 2020

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/303571-microsoft-will-release-chromium-edge-as-part-of-windows-10-update-in-january-2020

 

How to delete an email account on your Mac computer from the Mail app

https://www.yahoo.com/news/delete-email-account-mac-computer-174500241.html

 

What Does “IRL” Mean and How Do You Use It?

https://www.howtogeek.com/449518/what-does-irl-mean-and-how-do-you-use-it/

 

How to Keep Your Ring Cameras Safe From the Latest 'Hacks'

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-keep-your-ring-cameras-safe-from-the-latest-hack-1840373750

 

Google adds warning in Messages for spam texts

The Android feature is now rolling out in the US.

https://www.cnet.com/news/google-adds-warning-in-messages-for-spam-texts/

 

How to Move Between Open Windows with Alt + Tab Switching

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

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

 

How to install Microsoft Teams on Linux

Microsoft Teams collaboration app is now available on Linux, and these are the steps to install it.

https://pureinfotech.com/install-microsoft-teams-linux/

 

How to Screenshot on a Windows PC Without Print Screen: 4 Methods

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-ways-to-screenshot-on-windows-10-without-print-screen/

 

Phishing: How to Know It When You See It

Phishing is a way scammers trick you into providing your personal and financial details. Phishing opens the door to identity theft, and more.

https://askleo.com/phishing_how_to_know_it_when_you_see_it/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=K1kkHxyuJpdfbL

 

Private.sh Privacy Search Engine first look

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/17/private-sh-privacy-search-engine-first-look/

 

How to Remove Residual Files After Uninstalling Software on Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/remove-residual-files-after-uninstalling-software-linux/

 

'Password' Falls in the Ranks of Favorite Bad Passwords

Facebook, Google named worst password breach offenders.

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/password-falls-in-the-ranks-of-favorite-bad-passwords/d/d-id/1336652

 

Download free Wallpapers and Background pictures for Windows 10 desktop

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/download-wallpapers-for-windows-10-desktop

 

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

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

 

LifeLabs pays ransom to regain stolen data, 15 million affected

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/lifelabs-pays-ransom-to-regain-stolen-data-15-million-affected/

 

How to Fix Error 3, Error 7, and Error 60 in Microsoft Edge for Windows 10

https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-to-fix-error-3-error-7-and-error-60-in-microsoft-edge-for-windows-10-528655.shtml

 

AT&T phones now show when calls come from verified numbers

Only a handful of Samsung and LG phones support this right away.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/18/att-call-validation-displays/

 

Komando DIY: How to sign a PDF on your Mac or PC

https://videos.komando.com/video/komando-diy-how-to-sign-a-pdf-on-your-mac-or-pc/683117/

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin Still Uses Windows XP

A photo posted by the Kremlin reveals Russia's president uses a PC running Microsoft's 18-year-old operating system.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372601/russian-president-vladimir-putin-still-uses-windows-xp

 

Amazon Alexa Devices Sell Out in Europe Before Christmas - Again

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amazon-alexa-devices-sell-europe-140044986.html

 

How a Password Manager Protects You From Phishing Scams

https://www.howtogeek.com/451177/how-a-password-manager-protects-you-from-phishing/

 

These Old Phones Will Be Cut off From WhatsApp in 2020

https://lifehacker.com/these-old-phones-will-be-cut-off-from-whatsapp-in-2020-1840367419

 

ACLU sues Homeland Security agencies over phone spying practices

The suit calls on two border-control and immigration agencies to reveal how they use a controversial gadget that poses as a cell tower to suck up data.

https://www.cnet.com/news/aclu-is-suing-ice-for-details-on-how-it-uses-phone-spying-devices/

 

How to Use Miracast in Windows 10

Set up wireless screen mirroring in minutes

https://www.lifewire.com/show-screen-using-miracast-4774962

 

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 2009 (20H2): ALL THE NEW FEATURES AND CHANGES

UPDATED 12/18: Windows 10 20H2 is expected to rollout during the fall of 2020, and here are all the new features and changes that Microsoft has added to the new version thus far.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-2009-20h2-new-features/

 

The Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet for Windows

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/firefox-keyboard-shortcuts-cheat-sheet-windows/

 

Is Wi-Fi Provided by My Landlord Safe?

Connectivity is becoming an added "perk" in some housing situations. Make sure you know the risks and alternatives when someone else provides your internet connection.

https://askleo.com/is-wi-fi-provided-by-my-landlord-safe/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=K1kkHxyuJpdfbL

 

Microsoft releases Blocker Toolkit for Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/16/microsoft-releases-blocker-toolkit-for-chromium-based-microsoft-edge-browser/

 

“Selfie Wrist” Has Become New Ailment Doctors Are Seeing

https://www.maketecheasier.com/selfie-wrist-new-ailment-doctors-see/

 

7 Tips to Keep Your Family Safe Online Over the Holidays

Security experts offer key cyber advice for family members.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/7-tips-to-keep-your-family-safe-online-over-the-holidays---------------/d/d-id/1336613

 

Microsoft PowerPoint Tutorial for Beginners

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/powerpoint-tutorial-for-beginners

 

How to Prevent Windows Update from Updating Specific Device Driver in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/146562-prevent-windows-update-updating-specific-device-driver.html?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=19076343b43009388a161548d57fe01834b425c5-1576799611-0-AY4ggTTUWXDX2nZjZ4LxZeAzur5c9t-4LjMJr_-vs1EZ2v3PIM9RO0Io-scx7qzs7-0NChXEcQrlBipxtsh8L9aZtppuoIc9Xf2J7b8GljfoEs_nrSIb9yAB2tqqVO0cZI52slD_EDdTrINgVDvp1cAXp7S5ybqESckUUsoxulzvsA2M5c8xevsJ-V6kQaYB9HWzjU9Pw_tgck8kKy8MC5f93hR0u5WO3TCXJcejxZQ-buuPYQ_nxBA7KmOAK6G1nSDobbvsCKJDdJcNkgCzBcS0zHr_BXo5X2UnoYuUiVsGeHZehrHF3x-tegQrzesHky_EZzS1NSrhgygEQZe8omfhSjtqG4LuxgokByqrIXsbv9iMJe1ZnY7cBhbOUG1eDRToIJgedJGEGHd85qvFGF8gj3ge9xsPS3-0ZNqy0kmz

 

2020 Predictions: Election Security

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/government-and-defense/election-coverage/2020-predictions-election-security/

 

Microsoft Releases Major Skype Update

Microsoft has released a new batch of improvements for Skype on all supported platforms, including both desktop and mobile.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-releases-major-skype-update-528631.shtml

 

IBM’s cobalt-free EV battery uses materials extracted from seawater

It outperforms current lithium-ion batteries and is less like to catch on fire.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/18/ibm-research-ev-battery-cobalt-free/

 

Practical Tech Tip: Find out who really sent you an email

https://www.komando.com/reviews/who-sent-you-that-email/606266/

 

Here Come the 'Star Wars' Scams: Don't Fall for Them

Cybercriminals are using 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' as bait by creating fake websites that claim to offer free access to the film. But in reality, the websites try to trick you into handing over your credit card information.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372642/here-come-the-star-wars-scams-dont-fall-for-them

 

Google Fi will warn you about spam calls

https://www.yahoo.com/news/2019-12-10-google-fi-spam-calls.html

 

How to Disable Safari’s Frequently Visited Start Page on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/448421/how-to-disable-safaris-frequently-visited-start-page-on-iphone-ipad-and-mac/

 

Update Your Android's 'Carrier Services' App to See if You Have RCS Messaging

https://lifehacker.com/update-your-androids-carrier-services-app-to-see-if-you-1840369156

 

Smart lock has a security vulnerability that leaves homes open for attacks

The lock isn't able to receive updates, which means the flaw allowing hackers to break in will always be present.

https://www.cnet.com/news/smart-lock-has-a-security-vulnerability-that-leaves-homes-open-for-attacks/

 

How to Convert DVI to VGA or VGA to DVI

Find the right adapter or cable and get your display connected

https://www.lifewire.com/convert-dvi-to-vga-4773658

 

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/

 

How to Convert PDFs to Printable Booklets Using BookletCreator

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/bookletcreator-create-printable-booklet-pdf/

 

Why Ask Why?

It's common to ask "Why?" when it comes to computers. It's also common to be frustrated with the answer.

https://askleo.com/why-ask-why/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=K1kkHxyuJpdfbL

 

Opera introduces new workspaces feature in Opera 67

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/16/opera-introduces-new-workspaces-feature-in-opera-67/

 

How to Use Google Assistant with Android Alarms

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-google-assistant-with-android-alarms/

 

15 Million Patient Records Exposed Attack on Canadian Lab

A cyberattack against LifeLabs exposed personal information on patients in Ontario and British Columbia.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/15-million-patient-records-exposed-attack-on-canadian-lab-/d/d-id/1336647

 

Best free AVI to MP4 converters for Windows PC

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/avi-to-mp4-converters

 

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

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

 

Secret court judge orders FBI to reform FISA process

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/secret-court-judge-orders-fbi-to-reform-fisa-process/

 

How to Launch the New Windows 10 Screenshot App from the Desktop

I don’t know about you, but Snipping Tool was and still is an awesome app which I use occasionally whenever I want to take a screenshot capture without the need for third-party apps.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-to-launch-the-new-windows-10-screenshot-app-from-the-desktop-528634.shtml

 

Apple, Amazon and Google unite to help create a universal smart home standard

The working group aims to make smart home devices easier to use together.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/18/apple-amazon-google-zigbee-smart-home-standard/

 

No time to read those long privacy policies? Let AI do it for you

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/ai-reads-privacy-policies-for-you/598637/

 

In Memoriam: Technology That Died in 2019

Death comes for us all, even once-great Silicon Valley giants. Here are the apps, startups, devices, and sites that drifted off into the great beyond in 2019.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372593/in-memoriam-technology-that-died-in-2019

 

UrSafe app automatically calls 911, livestreams emergencies to your family

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ursafe-app-automatically-calls-911-050108862.html

 

How to Use the XLOOKUP Function in Microsoft Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/439286/how-to-use-the-xlookup-function-in-microsoft-excel/

 

Enable These Hidden Security and Performance Features in Chrome 79

https://lifehacker.com/enable-these-hidden-security-and-performance-features-i-1840363078

 

Congress warns tech companies: Take action on encryption, or we will

US lawmakers are poised to "impose our will" if tech companies don't weaken encryption so police can access data.

https://www.cnet.com/news/congress-warns-tech-companies-take-action-on-encryption-or-we-will/

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

The Quickest Way to Install Windows Software: The Command Prompt

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/quickest-way-install-windows-software-command-prompt/

 

What Can We Learn from Mat Honan?

Mat Honan is a reporter for Wired magazine whose digital life was effectively destroyed due to account hacks and lax security policies. There are important lessons here.

https://askleo.com/what-can-we-learn-from-mat-honan/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=K1kkHxyuJpdfbL

 

Control who is allowed to add you to WhatsApp Groups

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/16/control-who-is-allowed-to-add-you-to-whatsapp-groups/

 

How to Disable Auto Brightness in iOS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/disable-auto-brightness-ios/

 

Facebook Fixes WhatsApp Group Chat Security Issue

Flaw allowed attackers to repeatedly crash group chat and force users to uninstall and reinstall app, Check Point says.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/facebook-fixes-whatsapp-group-chat-security-issue/d/d-id/1336645

 

How to get started with Collections feature Microsoft Edge

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-edge-collections-feature

 

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

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

 

Epilepsy Foundation files complaint, seeks investigation on Twitter attacks

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cyberattack/epilepsy-foundation-files-complaint-seeks-investigation-on-twitter-attacks/

 

Windows Update Will Make It Easier to Install Optional Drivers in Windows 10

Microsoft is working on a series of changes for the next Windows 10 feature updates, including additional refinements to the experience you get when trying to install optional updates.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-update-will-make-it-easier-to-install-optional-drivers-in-windows-10-528621.shtml

 

VR movie-watching service Bigscreen will offer Paramount films

Watch movies like 'Interstellar' or 'Star Trek' in a virtual theater.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/16/bigscreen-vr-movies-paramount/

 

Turn your phone into a dashcam (kind of)

https://www.komando.com/episode/turn-your-phone-into-a-dashcam-kind-of/683653/

 

Facebook Signals It's Entering the Cloud Gaming Market

The company has bought PlayGiga, a Madrid-based provider of cloud gaming. But for now, Facebook is remaining mum on how it'll use the acquisition.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372631/facebook-signals-its-entering-the-cloud-gaming-market

 

'Plundervolt' attack breaches chip security with a shock to the system

https://www.yahoo.com/news/plundervolt-attack-breaches-chip-security-180149092.html

 

Is T-Mobile's 5G Network Ready for Primetime?

https://lifehacker.com/is-t-mobiles-5g-network-ready-for-primetime-1840397246

 

Google Chrome can now warn you in real time if you're getting phished

Before you give that website your username and password, Google wants to check to make sure it's not a fake created by hackers.

https://www.cnet.com/news/google-chrome-can-now-warn-you-in-real-time-if-youre-getting-phished/

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Get this Microsoft Office alternative for free

https://www.komando.com/downloads/get-a-microsoft-office-style-suite-free/560531/

 

Fake Elder Scrolls Online Devs Run PlayStation Phishing Scam

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fake-elder-scrolls-online-devs-run-playstation-phishing-scam/

 

Microsoft unveils new logo for Windows 10 and icons for apps

Microsoft is redesigning the icons for more than 100 apps, and introduces new Windows 10 logo design.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-new-logo-windows-10-apps/

 

How to Fix Spotify Not Working

Music streaming problems solved

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-spotify-not-working-4774780

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite rumors backed up by support page listing

An affordable Samsung Note

https://www.techradar.com/news/samsung-galaxy-note-10-lite-may-be-real-and-we-know-that-thanks-to-a-support-page

 

Microsoft is making significant changes to how it tests Windows 10 with Insiders

Fast ring builds are no longer tied to specific future releases of Windows 10. Here's what that means.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-changing-testing-windows-10

 

Try These Free Tech Support Tools

https://askbobrankin.com/try_these_free_tech_support_tools.html

 

PCIe 4.0: Everything you need to know, from specs to compatibility to caveats

AMD's new Ryzen platform ushers in the first big changes to PCIe since 2010.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3400176/pcie-40-everything-you-need-to-know-specs-compatibility.html

 

Microsoft and Ford try using quantum-style computing to solve Seattle’s traffic problem

https://www.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-ford-try-using-quantum-185940129.html

 

6 Shocking Video Websites to See News They Won’t Show You on TV

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-shocking-video-websites-news/

 

LG SL10RG soundbar review: Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Google Assistant can’t make up for dull, listless audio

Feature-packed though it may be, this pricey 7.1.2 soundbar doesn’t sound as sweet as its high-end competitors.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3487731/lg-sl10rg-soundbar-review.html

 

A decade of smart city projects: What worked and what didn't

Cities have learned that residents offer an important real-world reality check on tech-centric and data-driven work.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/a-decade-of-smart-city-projects-what-worked-and-what-didnt/

 

iOS and iPadOS 13.3.1 developer beta has been released

This release seems to be aimed at fixing minor bugs within iOS and iPadOS 13.3.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3505940/ios-and-ipados-1331-features-release-date-beta-how-to-install.html

 

Windows 10 now lets Android users make phone calls from PCs: Here's how

Android users can now use Your Phone on Windows 10 to make calls via PC

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/windows-10-now-lets-android-users-make-phone-calls-from-pcs-heres-how

 

How I Podcast: Family Ghosts’ Sam Dingman

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/17/how-i-podcast-family-ghosts-you-must-remember-thiss-sam-dingman/

 

The real problem with robocalls

It’s worse than you think

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/12/21011539/robocalls-spam-calls-phone-networks-fcc-how-to-block-app

 

Microsoft just shared a bunch of key Xbox Series X secrets, but not the ones we want most

https://bgr.com/2019/12/13/xbox-series-x-price-and-release-date-details-might-drop-at-e3-2020/

 

How to Organize Bookmarks in Chrome

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

 

If you have an older smart TV, say goodbye to Netflix

https://www.komando.com/technology/older-smart-tvs-say-goodbye-to-netflix/611906/

 

Lab Testing Firm Pays Off Hacker to Prevent Data Leak

The breach at Canada's LifeLabs affected 15 million customers, but a small subset of 85,000 customers also had their lab test results exposed to the hackers. LifeLabs claims it secured the data by paying off the attack

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372589/lab-testing-firm-pays-off-hacker-to-prevent-data-leak

 

Cybercriminals Lend Tactics and Skills to Political Meddlers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/cybercriminals-lend-tactics-and-skills-to-political-meddlers/

 

How to upgrade to Windows 10 version 1909, November 2019 Update

VIDEO: Use these steps to upgrade to Windows 10 version 1909 whether you're running version 1903, 1809, or an older version.

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

 

How to Fix It When the Windows 10 Screensaver Is Not Working

There are a few issues that can crop up with the Windows screensaver

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-non-working-screensaver-windows-10-4774009

 

What is cloud computing?

Demystifying the power of computing over the internet

https://www.techradar.com/news/what-is-cloud-computing

 

Microsoft To Do updated for iOS and Android, bringing Siri shortcuts and muting shared lists

Microsoft To do gained a few new features for iOS and Android, including Siri shortcuts for iOS devices.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-do-updated-ios-and-android-bringin-siri-shortcuts-and-muting-shared-lists

 

Here's How to Sell Handmade Goods

https://askbobrankin.com/heres_how_to_sell_handmade_goods.html

 

Windows 7 dies in a month's time: How to move from Windows 7 to Windows 10

You have several choices, including a loophole that may still be free.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3489876/windows-7-dies-in-a-months-time-how-to-move-from-windows-7-to-windows-10.html

 

How to close a Google Form or reopen it to accept responses

https://www.yahoo.com/news/close-google-form-reopen-accept-214100100.html

 

A Step-by-Step Guide to Your First Microsoft Power Query Script

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/first-microsoft-power-query-script/

 

EZVIZ C3WN outdoor security Camera review: Strong security and a bargain price

EZVIZ's latest weatherproof camera delivers crystal-clear audio and 1080p video for just $50.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3487804/ezviz-c3wn-security-camera-review.html

 

Why Android will have a banner year in 2020

Android is primed to have a banner year in 2020. Find out what Jack Wallen believes will lead this charge.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-android-will-have-a-banner-year-in-2020/

 

Perfect your streaming setup with this killer Blue Yeti mic and Logitech webcam bundle

The Blue Microphones Pro Streamer Pack gets you the Blue Yeti mic and C922 Pro webcam for about $30 cheaper than buying them separately.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3505878/perfect-your-streaming-setup-with-this-killer-blue-yeti-mic-and-logitech-webcam-bundle.html

 

New Galaxy S11 Plus leak reveals all of the cameras

Here's what that huge camera bump on the back of the Galaxy S11 Plus houses.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/new-galaxy-s11-plus-leak-reveals-all-of-the-cameras

 

Over 100 PBS local stations start streaming today on YouTube TV

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/17/over-100-pbs-local-stations-start-streaming-today-on-youtube-tv/

 

Apple is now selling Brydge’s laptop-style iPad keyboards

10.2 and 10.5-inch models are available

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/12/11/21012102/apple-brydge-ipad-laptop-keyboards-available-price

 

AT&T figured out a sneaky way to hide its slower home internet speeds from test results

https://bgr.com/2019/12/16/att-speed-test-results-now-excluded-from-fcc-report/

 

How to Turn Off Your Vpn

https://www.techjunkie.com/turn-off-vpn/

 

You could get a refund from AT&T for throttling your data

https://www.komando.com/money/you-could-get-a-refund-from-att-for-throttling-your-data/611867/

 

Judge Says US Government Can Seize Profits from Snowden's Book

In the ruling, the judge pointed to the secrecy agreements Snowden signed, which required him to first submit the book to the CIA and the NSA for approval before publication.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372590/judge-says-us-government-can-seize-profits-from-snowdens-bo

 

Microsoft Office 365 ATP Now Helps Analyze Phishing Attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-office-365-atp-now-helps-analyze-phishing-attacks/

 

How to set default GPU for apps on Windows 10

If you have a multi-GPU system running Windows 10, you can now manually specify the preferred graphics processor an app should use for performance or to improve battery life.

https://pureinfotech.com/set-gpu-app-windows-10/

 

How to Fix It When the Windows 10 Calculator Is Not Working

Find the reasons why the calculator isn't functioning properly

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-non-working-windows-10-calculator-4773645

 

What is big data?

Combine a ton of data with some analysis for grand results

https://www.techradar.com/news/what-is-big-data

 

The Samsung Galaxy S10e can be your next phone for only $5 monthly

https://www.windowscentral.com/samsung-galaxy-s10e-can-be-your-next-phone-only-5-monthly

 

Extra Security: Offline Malware Scanners

https://askbobrankin.com/extra_security_offline_malware_scanners.html

 

The best graphics cards for PC gaming: The budget GPU battle heats up

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

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

 

Apple's pricey new $6,000 screen for the Mac Pro can only be cleaned with a special cloth from Apple

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apples-pricey-6-000-screen-165032158.html

 

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

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

 

Best media streaming devices

Which streaming box is best for cord cutters? And what's the skinny on streaming sticks? Our buying guide will help you pick the right accessories for your TV.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3187462/best-media-streaming-device.html

 

Ellen DeGeneres, Lisa Kudrow, Facebook, and Google named worst password offenders of 2019

Big business aren't the only ones susceptible to password-related blunders, Dashlane found.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/ellen-degeneres-lisa-kudrow-facebook-and-google-named-worst-password-offenders-of-2019/

 

Apple really doesn’t want us thinking about touchscreen MacBooks—and Sidecar proves it

Apple has long said that touchscreens are incompatible with Macs. But iPadOS’s new Sidecar feature suggests Apple may be overthinking the concept.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3490403/apple-doesnt-want-us-thinking-about-touchscreen-macbooks.html

 

Will 5G finally take off in 2020? Here's what the carriers and experts say

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/5g-networks-in-2020

 

Where top VCs are investing in digital health

The world of healthcare has notoriously been described as “broken” — plagued with high-friction workflows, sky-high costs and convoluted business models.

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/16/where-top-vcs-are-investing-in-digital-health/

 

Waze now allows you to report unplowed roads and black ice

This sounds genuinely useful

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/10/21004828/waze-snow-warning-google-maps-unplowed-roads-black-ice-storm

 

Apple just removed one of the most delightful iPhone apps from the App Store

https://bgr.com/2019/12/17/app-store-ipod-app-iphone-removed/

 

How to Set Up a VPN in Windows 10 [November 2019]

https://www.techjunkie.com/how-to-set-up-vpn-windows-10/

 

10 things you don’t need around the house anymore because of tech

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/10-things-tech-replaces/605039/

 

Bug Opened WhatsApp to App-Crashing Malicious Messages

The flaw was fixed in September, but for a time, WhatsApp was vulnerable to a bug that could cause continuous app crashes and corrupt group chats, says security firm Check Point.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372582/bug-opened-whatsapp-to-app-crashing-malicious-messages

 

TrickBot Trojan Abuses Google Suite, Baits With Annual Bonuses

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/trickbot-trojan-abuses-google-suite-baits-with-annual-bonuses/

 

HOW TO CHECK IF NETWORK TRAFFIC IS USING DNS RESOLVER YOU SET

Did you switch your DNS settings to 1.1.1.1, 8.8.8.8, or 208.67.222.222? Here are three ways to test if your network traffic is using the DNS you set.

https://pureinfotech.com/check-network-traffic-dns/

 

Is Your Smart TV Spying on You?

The truth about smart TV security and that FBI warning

https://www.lifewire.com/is-your-smart-tv-spying-on-you-4778616

 

Best security key 2020: top hardware keys for online protection

Get physical for enhanced protection

https://www.techradar.com/best/best-security-key-2020

 

Apple, Google and Tesla named in underage labor lawsuit over Cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Microsoft and Dell are also said to be included.

https://www.windowscentral.com/apple-google-and-tesla-named-underage-labor-lawsuit-over-cobalt-mining-democratic-republic-congo

 

Check Out These Roku Models for Cord Cutters

https://askbobrankin.com/check_out_these_roku_models_for_cord_cutters.html

 

Chromebooks versus Windows laptops: Which should you buy?

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

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

 

How to print directions from Google Maps in 5 simple steps

https://www.yahoo.com/news/print-directions-google-maps-5-144600063.html

 

5 Ways to Print Documents When You Are Out of the House

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways-print-documents-house/

 

Pirate Jailed for 'All-in-one' Movie Streaming Site

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10674/pirate-jailed-all-one-movie-streaming-site

 

Report: Financial firms still losing customer data to malware and hackers

Capital One mega breach in March 2019 was the third worst data loss ever.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/report-financial-firms-still-losing-customer-data-to-malware-and-hackers/

 

Successes and failures: AirPods and foldable phones

Some products have really arrived and others haven’t even taken off yet.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3505896/successes-and-failures-airpods-and-foldable-phones.html

 

AT&T 5G Network Rollout: Locations, Phones, Price and More

More AT&T customers will be covered by 5G very soon

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/att-5g-network,news-29855.html

 

In a post-cookie world, RTB is key to effective digital marketing

Since GDPR became enforceable, the number of third-party cookies has declined

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/16/in-a-post-cookie-world-rtb-is-key-to-effective-digital-marketing/

 

iOS 13.3 arrives with full support for physical security keys

Plus the introduction of Communication Limits for kids

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/10/21004445/apple-ios-13-3-update-download-physical-security-keys-features-bug-fixes

 

Amazon’s selling the most popular Arlo Pro 2 bundle for less than it was on Black Friday

https://bgr.com/2019/12/17/arlo-2-price-discount-amazon-christmas-deal/

 

How to Add Wyze Camera to Google Home

https://www.techjunkie.com/add-wyze-camera-google-home/

 

10 best sites to watch movies for free

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/10-best-sites-to-watch-movies-free/604808/

 

Which Cell Phone Carrier Should iPhone Users Choose?

Here's how you can figure out whether you should buy or finance and who's offering the best deal.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370897/which-cell-phone-carrier-should-iphone-users-choose

 

How to Use Twitter With Keyboard Shortcuts

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/how-to-use-twitter-with-keyboard-shortcuts/

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How to get Disney+, Apple TV+, Amazon Prime Video or Netflix for ‘free’ — and what to know before you sign up

Your cellphone plan or new TV could come with discounted or free video streaming

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-to-get-disney-apple-tv-amazon-prime-video-or-netflix-for-free-and-what-to-know-before-you-sign-up-2019-12-16?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

 

How to thaw a credit freeze

https://www.bankrate.com/credit-cards/lift-credit-freeze/

 

Facebook is the most downloaded app of the DECADE - and the social media Goliath owns three of the other four companies in the top five

  - A report from App Annie has measured the most downloaded apps of the decade

  - Facebook was the most downloaded smartphone app between 2010 and 2019

  - The top five include Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Snapchat

  - The app that generated the most direct consumer spending was Netflix 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7798307/Facebook-downloaded-app-decade-company-owns-four-five-spots.html

 

Android Messaging Joins the 21st Century, Here's How to Turn It On

https://gizmodo.com/android-messaging-joins-the-21st-century-heres-how-to-1840458824

 

How do you spot a deepfake? A clue hides within our voices, researchers say.

New technology is meant to work quickly out of fear that a viral deepfake will need almost immediate identification and response.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/little-tells-why-battle-against-deepfakes-2020-may-rely-verbal-n1102881

 

How Do I Back Up My Computer?

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

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_backup_my_computer/

 

Amazon blocks sellers from using FedEx ground-delivery shipping

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/16/amazon-blocks-sellers-from-using-fedex-ground-delivery-shipping.html

 

What Is Dropbox? The Unofficial Dropbox User Guide

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/download-using-the-magic-pocket-a-dropbox-guide/

 

The 7 Best 65-Inch 4K TVs of 2019

Create your personal movie theater with these large, 4K TVs

https://www.lifewire.com/best-65-inch-4k-tvs-4142020

 

How to secure your domain name services

Follow these steps to protect your websites at the server and workstation.

https://www.computerworld.com/video/99807/how-to-secure-your-domain-name-services

 

Why Your Favorite Android App Just Mysteriously Reset Itself

https://lifehacker.com/why-your-favorite-android-app-just-mysteriously-reset-i-1840459435

 

Android 10 is rolling out to Galaxy S10 phones on Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon

It has a refreshed version of Samsung’s One UI

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/16/21025221/android-10-samsung-galaxy-s10-availability-att-sprint-t-mobile-verizon-xfinity-mobile-one-ui

 

Firm Analyzes China, Russia-based Supply Chain Risks of Electronic Voting Machines

Study Aims to Show Links Between U.S. Voting Infrastructure and Nations With a Proven Aptitude and Desire to Target Elections

https://www.securityweek.com/firm-analyzes-china-russia-based-supply-chain-risks-electronic-voting-machines

 

VirtualBox 6.1 Released With 3D Improvements, Linux 5.4 Support

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/12/virtualbox-61-released-with-3d.html

 

6 signs you might be a Linux user

If you're a heavy Linux user, you'll probably recognize these common tendencies.

https://opensource.com/article/19/10/signs-linux-user?sc_cid=7013a000002D7BEAA0

 

Maze Ransomware hits more organizations, including Florida city one day after air base shooting

https://blog.avast.com/pensacola-hit-with-ransomware-attack

 

iPhone 11 Pro Max Smart Battery Case enhances the camera, but the battery may not be necessary

https://9to5mac.com/2019/12/16/iphone-11-pro-max-battery-case-camera-button/

 

Evidence is mounting that people are fed up with the sky-high cost of smartphones, and it's sparking a massive change in the industry

https://news.yahoo.com/evidence-mounting-people-fed-sky-165332399.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

Chrome 79 Is Wiping App Data

Google pauses the rollout of its latest browser version while engineers work on a fix. Meanwhile, app developers are left dealing with a stream of negative reviews.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372543/chrome-79-is-wiping-app-data

 

8 essential apps you don’t want to be without in an emergency

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/apps-to-use-in-an-emergency/609347/

 

FCC Votes to Establish New 3-Digit Suicide-Prevention Number 988

https://gizmodo.com/fcc-votes-to-establish-new-3-digit-suicide-prevention-n-1840398916

 

Digitally altered ‘deepfake’ videos a growing threat as 2020 election approaches

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/digitally-altered-deepfake-videos-a-growing-threat-as-2020-election-approaches-75100229602

 

What Is Your Most Trusted Method of Backing Up?

Backing up is important. Knowing which tools, techniques, services, and even advice to trust can be a challenge.

https://askleo.com/what-is-your-most-trusted-method-of-backing-up/

 

How open-source software took over the world

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/14/how-open-source-software-became-the-new-industry-standard.html

 

Getting Your First Gaming PC? Follow These 6 Tips

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

 

The 6 Best Rokus of 2019

Stream your favorites

https://www.lifewire.com/best-rokus-4774107

 

Microsoft to end updates to Windows 7's free AV software, Security Essentials

When support for Windows 7 ends on Jan. 14, Microsoft will also stop providing new malware signatures for its home-grown Security Essentials software.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3489036/microsoft-to-end-updates-to-windows-7s-free-av-software-security-essentials.html

 

Cadillac's 2021 Escalade will feature an 'industry-first' 38-inch curved OLED display

With 'twice' the pixel density of a 4K TV

https://www.techspot.com/news/83221-cadillac-2021-escalade-feature-industry-first-38-inch.html

 

Apple pulls app that let you turn your phone into a virtual iPod with click wheel

It was fun while it lasted

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/16/21024729/apple-rewound-app-iphone-ipod-click-wheel-web-android-not-available

 

Cyberattack on New Orleans City Computers Called 'Minimal'

https://www.securityweek.com/cyberattack-new-orleans-city-computers-called-minimal

 

How To Install The Latest Firefox (Non-ESR) On Debian 10 Buster (Stable) Or Bullseye (Testing)

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/12/how-to-install-latest-firefox-non-esr.html

 

What you probably didn’t know about sudo

Think you know everything about sudo? Think again.

https://opensource.com/article/19/10/know-about-sudo?sc_cid=7013a000002D7BEAA0

 

What you need to know about the CVV numbers on the back of your credit card

https://blog.avast.com/how-hackers-get-our-cvv-numbers

 

Lawsuit claims Apple ‘aided and abetted’ forced child labor in cobalt mines [U]

https://9to5mac.com/2019/12/16/child-labor-in-cobalt-mines/#more-624386

 

How to create a new user profile on Windows 10, so you can share programs but keep your files private

https://news.yahoo.com/create-user-profile-windows-10-152200752.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

Are You Being a Jerk on Instagram? AI Will Let You Know

If a post is flagged, Instagram will show a prompt that says: 'This caption looks similar to others that have been reported.' The user can then edit it or go ahead and post.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372551/are-you-being-a-jerk-on-instagram-ai-will-let-you-know

 

Learn a new skill with these online classes

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/learn-a-new-skill-with-these-online-classes/598742/

 

Photo Uploads to Twitter Just Got a Big Upgrade in Quality

https://gizmodo.com/photo-uploads-to-twitter-just-got-a-big-upgrade-in-qual-1840363806

 

Twitter plans to build a 'decentralized standard' for social networks

CEO Jack Dorsey said blockchain technology can provide a model for decentralizing content hosting, oversight and even monetization of social media.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/twitter-plans-build-decentralized-standard-social-networks-n1100016

 

How to Back Up Windows 10

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

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

 

Why digital health has been such a disappointment, and how to change that

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/15/neal-khosla-on-why-digital-health-has-been-so-disappointing.html

 

The YouTube Shortcuts and Tips Cheat Sheet

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/youtube-shortcuts-tips-cheat-sheet/

 

The 8 Best Online Retailers for a TV Purchase in 2019

We know just the retailers that'll have the perfect television for you

https://www.lifewire.com/best-places-to-buy-a-tv-4164092

 

Microsoft cheat sheets: Dive into Windows and Office apps

These guides will help you find your way around several generations of Microsoft’s Office apps for Windows — and Windows itself.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3199247/microsoft-cheat-sheets-dive-into-windows-and-office-apps.html

 

Microsoft delivers first Windows 10 Fast Ring build from its new development branch

Microsoft has new Insider testing guidelines for Windows 10 builds, plus a new Fast Ring build, No. 19536, the first of its test builds from its new development branch.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-delivers-first-windows-10-fast-ring-build-from-its-new-development-branch/

 

Multiple reports say that Iran's government has indicated that it's succeeded in fending off another cyberattack. Tehran is again being tight-lipped about the incident, beyond saying that it successfully defended itself, and that the target was "electronic government systems." There's been some a priori speculation about the usual adversaries in the press, but as the BBC points out, Iran's

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2019/December/CyberWire_2019_12_16.html

 

Iran Says It's Defused 2nd Cyberattack in Less Than a Week

https://www.securityweek.com/iran-says-its-defused-2nd-cyberattack-less-week

 

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

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

 

Why I made the switch from Mac to Linux

Thanks to a lot of open source developers, it's a lot easier to use Linux as your daily driver than ever before.

https://opensource.com/article/19/10/why-switch-mac-linux?sc_cid=7013a000002D6LSAA0

 

Avast Threat Labs team uncovers router attacks that sent Brazilian users to phishing pages

https://blog.avast.com/avast-threat-labs-uncovers-brazil-cyberattacks

 

This Altec Lansing Bluetooth-compatible turntable is under $64 today

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3481723/this-altec-lansing-bluetooth-compatible-turntable-is-under-64-today.html

 

One of the top Apple analysts predicts next year's 5G iPhones won't be much more expensive than current models

https://news.yahoo.com/one-top-apple-analysts-predicts-202230709.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

Snapdragon 865 Benchmarked: Good for Graphics, Blah for Browsing

The first benchmarks run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 devices show terrific results for GPU and AI tests, but no advantage over the Snapdragon 855 on web browsing.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372490/snapdragon-865-benchmarked-good-for-graphics-blah-for-brow

 

5 best dashcam apps for iPhone and Android

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/5-best-dashcam-apps/606284/

 

Google Chrome Will Now Alert You to Phishing Scams in Real Time

https://gizmodo.com/google-chrome-will-now-alert-you-to-phishing-scams-in-r-1840349281

 

Inside ‘Evil Corp,’ a $100M Cybercrime Menace

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/12/inside-evil-corp-a-100m-cybercrime-menace/

 

This Is Why I Back Up

Here's another example of why going digital enables a level of backup safety that single originals simply can't achieve.

https://askleo.com/this-is-why-i-back-up/

 

Social Security scams have caused millions of dollars in losses in 2019 alone. How you can avoid becoming a victim

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/16/this-is-the-social-security-scam-you-dont-want-to-fall-for.html

 

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

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

 

How to Sync Your Christmas Lights to Music

Impress the neighbors with your holiday display

https://www.lifewire.com/sync-christmas-lights-to-music-4177142

 

Will Microsoft stop updating its Security Essentials on Jan. 14? Are you sure?

A very poorly worded support document and a glimpse at the past have me wondering if Microsoft will, in fact, continue supporting its premier Win7 antivirus product after Win7 hits the skids next month.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3490396/will-microsoft-stop-updating-its-security-essentials-on-jan-14-are-you-sure.html

 

I created my own deepfake—it took two weeks and cost $552

I learned a lot from creating my own deepfake video.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/12/how-i-created-a-deepfake-of-mark-zuckerberg-and-star-treks-data/

 

WAV files carry malicious data payloads.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-rs-2019-12-14.html

 

Large Hospital System Hit by Ransomware Attack

https://www.securityweek.com/large-hospital-system-hit-ransomware-attack

 

Waco water bill attack just the latest in a wave of Click2Gov breaches

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-data-protection/waco-water-bill-attack-click2gov-breaches/#new_tab

 

FBI breaks up 2 illegal streaming sites – including iStreamItAll, with more content than Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2019/12/15/istreamitall-jetflix-operators-busted-illegal-streaming/2658505001/

 

Avast foresees sophisticated email malware and new AI privacy protections for 2020

https://blog.avast.com/avast-releases-2020-threat-landscape-report

 

How to Fix: Cannot Remove System Mechanic (Manual Uninstall)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10675/how-fix-cannot-remove-system-mechanic-manual-uninstall

 

Visa warns that hackers are scraping card details from gas pumps

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/2019-12-16-visa-gas-station-fraud-malware.html

 

Google: RCS-Based Texting Available on All US Android Smartphones

Android devices in the United States can now take advantage of iMessage-like features including read receipts, real-time typing indicators, large file transfers, and reliable group messaging.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372540/google-rcs-based-texting-available-on-all-us-android-smartp

 

Microsoft has a new feature to protect your PC from malware

https://www.komando.com/downloads/free-feature-adds-extra-protection-to-windows-computers/604955/

 

How to Give Ring and Nest the Boot and Set Up Your Own Home Security Camera

https://gizmodo.com/how-to-give-ring-and-nest-the-boot-and-set-up-your-own-1840274384

 

Russian firm sues Twitch for $3 billion over illegal Premier League soccer streams

If you want to watch soccer on Twitch, you better do it legally

https://www.polygon.com/2019/12/16/21025030/russian-lawsuit-twitch-english-premier-league-soccer-football-rambler-group

 

Turn Any Wall Into a TV With Anker's Awesome 1080p Projector, Now Just $130 For Our Readers

https://kinjadeals.theinventory.com/turn-any-wall-into-a-tv-with-ankers-awesome-200-projec-1832456984?ks=streamshare

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The password reuse problem is a ticking time bomb

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

 

44 million Microsoft users reused passwords in the first three months of 2019

Microsoft used a database of three billion publicly leaked credentials to identify users who reused passwords.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/44-million-microsoft-users-reused-passwords-in-the-first-three-months-of-2019/

 

Chrome Password and Phishing Protection Gets Much Stronger

All of your passwords will now automatically get checked against data breaches and phishing protection will be available for all your login credentials.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372480/chrome-password-and-phishing-protection-gets-much-stronger

 

We Are Actually Begging You to Make Your Venmo Transactions Private

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/we-are-actually-begging-you-to-make-your-venmo-transact-1840412474

 

Who’s tracking you online?

https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/12/05/whos-tracking-you-online.html?&qsearchterm=kevin%20mitnick

 

New Orleans city computers offline after cyberattack

It wasn't immediately clear whether ransomware was to blame.

https://www.cnet.com/news/new-orleans-city-computers-offline-after-cyberattack/

 

How to Stop People from Stealing Your Packages

https://www.howtogeek.com/422947/how-to-stop-people-from-stealing-your-packages/

 

The 7 Best Home Theater Systems of 2019

Bring the movies into your home

https://www.lifewire.com/best-home-theater-starter-kits-to-buy-4062692

 

11 Audible Insider Tips to Get the Most Out of Audible

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/audible-insider-tips/

 

Transform YouTube Into a Distraction-Free Audio Player With This Extension

https://lifehacker.com/transform-youtube-into-a-distraction-free-audio-player-1840433095

 

7Caps is a free tool with on-screen indicators that tell you if Caps Lock and Num Lock are enabled

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/14/7caps-is-a-free-tool-with-on-screen-indicators-that-tell-you-if-caps-lock-and-num-lock-are-enabled/

 

Distracted in Target

https://blog.knowbe4.com/distracted-in-target

 

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

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

 

An iOS bug in AirDrop let anyone temporarily lock-up nearby iPhones

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ios-bug-airdrop-let-anyone-183122069.html

 

DHS official briefs senators on state ransomware threats in classified meeting

https://www.cyberscoop.com/dhs-senators-classified-ransomware-briefing/

 

Critical: Font Bug Affects All Versions of Windows

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10672/critical-font-bug-affects-all-versions-windows

 

Smith & Wesson Web Site Hacked to Steal Customer Payment Info

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/smith-and-wesson-web-site-hacked-to-steal-customer-payment-info/

 

Modernize your Linux desktop with Enlightenment

This article is part of a special series of 24 days of Linux desktops. Enlightenment offers a smooth, appealing, and modern Linux desktop experience, even on older hardware.

https://opensource.com/article/19/12/linux-enlightenment-desktop?sc_cid=7013a000002DDYfAAO

 

How to fix document upload blocked error with Office apps

If you're getting the “Upload blocked”, “Sign into save this file”, or “Save a copy” error message when using the Office apps, use these steps to fix it.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-document-upload-blocked-error-office/

 

KeyWe Smart Lock Has a Major Design Flaw

According to F-Secure, there is now way to fix the flaw therefore rendering the smart lock permanently vulnerable to attack.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372501/keywe-smart-lock-has-a-major-design-flaw

 

When is Android 10 coming to my phone?

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/android-10-update-release-date/608585/

 

50 outdoor cameras that take home security seriously

All cameras, all the time

https://www.cnet.com/pictures/outdoor-cameras-that-take-home-security-seriously/

 

How to Schedule Your Smart Home’s Christmas Lights

https://www.howtogeek.com/450365/how-to-schedule-your-smart-homes-christmas-lights/

 

How to Set Up a Home Theater System With Separate Components

How to get started setting up your home theater system

https://www.lifewire.com/separate-components-theater-system-setup-1846358

 

Use Android’s Focus Mode to Avoid Distractions

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/android-focus-mode-avoid-distractions/

 

How To Restore Any Google Photo 'Creations' You Accidentally Delete

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-restore-any-google-photo-creations-you-accidenta-1840416047

 

RemindMe is an open source offline desktop calendar application for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/14/remindme-is-an-open-source-offline-desktop-calendar-application-for-windows/

 

Netflix "Account Freeze" Phishing Campaign In The Wild

https://blog.knowbe4.com/netflix-account-freeze-phishing-campaign-in-the-wild

 

Cornwall, Ont., woman loses life savings to terrifying 'SIN scam'

Social Sharing

Scammer posing as RCMP investigator bilked Julia-Shea Baker of $4K

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/sin-scam-fraud-1.5378917

 

Facebook rebuffs Attorney General William Barr on encrypted messages

https://www.yahoo.com/news/facebook-rebuffs-attorney-general-william-225002653.html

 

63% of workers report using the same password for multiple work devices and/or applications.

https://www.esg-global.com/data-point-of-the-week-12-02-19?

 

Explained: How to Use Roboform (Step by Step)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10673/explained-how-use-roboform-step-step

 

Meet PyXie: A Nefarious New Python RAT

https://threatvector.cylance.com/en_us/home/meet-pyxie-a-nefarious-new-python-rat.html

 

Holiday gift guide: Linux and open source tech gadgets

Each of these gadgets encourages learning, exploring, and tinkering, qualities that reflect the values and interests of open source enthusiasts.

https://opensource.com/article/19/12/gadgets-holiday-wishlist?sc_cid=7013a000002DEfSAAW

 

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/

 

T-Mobile 5G Secrets Revealed: Here's Where It Doesn't Work Well

T-Mobile's new "nationwide" 5G can double your 4G speeds...or not. We explain why and give you maps of where it works well.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372478/t-mobile-5g-secrets-revealed-heres-where-it-doesnt-work-w

 

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

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

 

24 ways to make your home more secure in 2 days

Keep an eye on your home, even when you're not there

https://www.cnet.com/pictures/24-ways-to-make-your-home-more-secure-in-2-days/

 

How to Count Blank or Empty Cells in Google Sheets

https://www.howtogeek.com/447036/how-to-count-blank-or-empty-cells-in-google-sheets/

 

8 Premium Movie Streaming Services

Embrace your inner movie buff by trying out these streaming sites

https://www.lifewire.com/on-demand-tv-movie-streaming-services-3486074

 

How to Remove False Personal Information on the Internet

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-remove-false-libelous-information-about-yourself-online/

 

Turn Your iPhone Into an iPod With Rewound [Updated]

https://lifehacker.com/turn-your-iphone-into-an-ipod-with-rewound-1840411438

 

IrfanView 4.54 released with improvements and fixes

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/13/irfanview-4-54-released-with-improvements-and-fixes/

 

[Heads Up] Iran Has Launched Evil New Malware That Wipes Your Windows Workstations

https://blog.knowbe4.com/heads-up-iran-has-launched-evil-new-malware-that-wipes-your-windows-workstations

 

Exploited Android flaw ‘StrandHogg’ enables phishing overlays, malicious permissions

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/exploited-android-flaw-strandhogg-enables-phishing-overlays-malicious-permissions/

 

Microsoft Teams will become the first Microsoft Office app available on the Linux open source operating system

https://www.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-teams-become-first-microsoft-160000914.html

 

Merck Cyberattack’s $1.3 Billion Question: Was It an Act of War?

In a world where a keyboard can cause more harm than a gunship, a legal dispute between the drug giant and its insurers could determine who pays for cyber damage.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-12-03/merck-cyberattack-s-1-3-billion-question-was-it-an-act-of-war

 

I Tried to Make a Streaming TV Value Guide, but I Failed and Wrote This Instead

https://www.reviewgeek.com/30080/i-tried-to-make-a-streaming-tv-value-guide-but-i-failed-and-wrote-this-instead/

 

A Linux user review of the Darter Pro laptop from System76

In spite of its light weight, the Darter Pro stacks up well against other powerful laptops.

https://opensource.com/article/19/3/darter-pro-laptop-review?sc_cid=7013a000002DEfSAAW

 

Microsoft unveils new logo for Windows 10 and icons for apps

Microsoft is redesigning the icons for more than 100 apps, and introduces new Windows 10 logo design.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-new-logo-windows-10-apps/

 

Twitter Wants Social Media to Be More Like Email

Twitter's CEO is now funding a small team charged with decentralizing the social media service and making it run on an open standard. 'Team will have charge to choose whatever is best, be that what exists today or start from scratch,' Dorsey says.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372488/twitter-wants-social-media-to-be-more-like-email

 

What to do if your Android phone isn’t charging

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/what-to-do-if-your-android-phone-isnt-charging/599612/

 

12 smart doorbells to watch over your front stoop

https://www.cnet.com/pictures/smart-doorbells-to-watch-over-your-front-stoop/

 

How To Backup Your Kindle Highlights and Notes

https://www.howtogeek.com/449256/how-to-backup-your-kindle-highlights-and-notes/

 

The 12 Best Mid-Range Home Theater Receivers of 2019

https://www.lifewire.com/best-home-theater-receivers-400-1300-1846332

 

13 Royalty-Free Christmas Music Downloads

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-sites-to-download-free-legal-online-christmas-music-2/

 

What to Do When You're Locked Out of Your iPhone

https://lifehacker.com/what-to-do-when-youre-locked-out-of-your-iphone-1840388582

 

clipLogger is a freeware tool that captures text that's been copied to the clipboard

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/13/cliplogger-is-a-freeware-tool-that-captures-text-thats-been-copied-to-the-clipboard/

 

Cyber-fraudsters increasingly collecting users’ selfies and IDs

https://www.planetbiometrics.com/article-details/i/10660/desc/cyber-fraudsters-increasingly-collecting-users-selfies-and-ids/

 

CISA Pushing U.S. Agencies to Adopt Vulnerability Disclosure Policies

https://threatpost.com/cisa-us-agencies-vulnerability-disclosure-policies/150718/

 

Google now lets users attach emails to an email in Gmail

https://www.yahoo.com/news/google-now-lets-users-attach-emails-email-gmail-124515058.html

 

A decade of hacking: The most notable cyber-security events of the 2010s

ZDNet takes a look over the most important data breaches, cyber-attacks, and malware strains of the last decade.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/a-decade-of-hacking-the-most-notable-cyber-security-events-of-the-2010s/

 

Wyze Sensors Now Work with Alexa for Dead Simple Home Automation

https://www.reviewgeek.com/30114/wyze-sensors-now-work-with-alexa-for-dead-simple-home-automation/

 

How to make an old computer useful again

Refurbish an old machine with these step-by-step instructions.

https://opensource.com/article/19/7/how-make-old-computer-useful-again?sc_cid=7013a000002DEfSAAW

 

XBOX SERIES X IS THE OFFICIAL NAME OF NEXT XBOX CONSOLE COMING IN 2020

Microsoft reveals name and design of the next generation of the Xbox console.

https://pureinfotech.com/xbox-series-x-official-name-next-xbox-console-2020/

 

Microsoft to Badger Windows 7 Users With Upgrade Pop-Ups

The full-screen notifications will appear on affected machines starting Jan. 15, 2020, the day after Windows 7 officially loses support, and urge users to upgrade to Windows 10.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372461/microsoft-to-badger-windows-7-users-with-upgrade-pop-ups

 

Android is making big changes to its privacy controls

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

 

4 holiday shopping scams to avoid in 2019: Phishing, pyramid schemes and more.

https://www.cnet.com/pictures/4-holiday-shopping-scams-to-avoid-in-2019-phishing-pyramid-schemes-and-more/

 

The Future of the Face Computer

https://gizmodo.com/the-future-of-the-face-computer-1840153270

 

Cheat sheet: Getting started with Raspberry Pi

A handy guide for new Raspberry Pi users.

https://opensource.com/downloads/getting-started-raspberry-pi-cheat-sheet?sc_cid=7013a000002DEfSAAW

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FBI Recommends IoT Devices Connect to Separate Network

https://www.iottechtrends.com/fbi-recommends-iot-devices-connect-separate-network/

 

The best graphics cards for PC gaming: The budget GPU battle heats up

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

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

 

The Newest Apple Watch Is Secretly On Sale On Amazon Right Now

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/newest-apple-watch-secretly-sale-173900375.html

 

Google Chrome Now Automatically Alerts Users on Compromised Passwords

A series of security enhancements seek to protect users from phishing and warn them when credentials have been compromised.

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/google-chrome-now-automatically-alerts-users-on-compromised-passwords/d/d-id/1336583

 

Visa warns against new POS attacks, Fin8 fingered as the culprit

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/retail/visa-warns-against-new-pos-attacks-fin8-fingered-as-the-culprit/

 

The best Chrome VPN and extension 2020

It pays to think of safety first when web browsing

https://www.techradar.com/vpn/best-chrome-vpn

 

How to Turn On or Off Game Mode in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/75936-turn-off-game-mode-windows-10-a.html

 

HOW TO RESET FORGOTTEN PASSWORD ON WINDOWS 10

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

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

 

Microsoft Warns of GALLIUM Threat Group Attacking Global Telcos

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-warns-of-gallium-threat-group-attacking-global-telcos/

 

How to delete files and folders using Windows PowerShell

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/delete-files-and-folders-using-powershell

 

6 Unique Ways to Use Google Maps With Other Google Tools

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-unique-ways-use-google-maps-google-tools/

 

How to properly update device drivers on Windows 10

Are you dealing with hardware issues on Windows 10? It could be a driver related problem. Here are three ways to properly update drivers on PCs.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-properly-update-device-drivers-windows-10

 

How To Adjust Video Quality on Netflix

https://www.techjunkie.com/video-quality-netflix/

 

Inexplicably, Samsung Says It Has Sold 1 Million Galaxy Folds

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/303364-inexplicably-samsung-says-it-has-sold-1-million-galaxy-folds

 

How to Track the Activity of Others on Your Windows Computer

https://www.maketecheasier.com/track-activity-windows/

 

Microsoft Decides to Keep Windows 10 Mobile Alive for a Little Longer

Microsoft officially retired Windows 10 Mobile on December 10 as part of this month’s Patch Tuesday cycle.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-decides-to-keep-windows-10-mobile-alive-for-a-little-longer-528589.shtml

 

Yap is the best new chatroom

It’s ephemeral, disposable fun

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/12/21013041/yap-postlight-studios-twitch-youtube-chat-room-disappearing-messages

 

Will 5G finally take off in 2020? Here's what the carriers and experts say

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/5g-networks-in-2020

 

A thief took Facebook hard drives with payroll data from a worker's car

They contained payment info for around 29,000 current and former workers.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/13/facebook-employee-payroll-data-theft/

 

US Consumers to Phone Makers: We're Not Made of Money

'Overall awareness and purchase intent reported by consumers is high, but only a small segment of the market can afford these $1,000+ devices,' says research firm NPD Group.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372516/us-consumers-to-phone-makers-were-not-made-of-money

 

Tech trick: Turn your phone into a computer mouse

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/turn-phone-into-computer-mouse/606260/

 

Google Chrome will warn you if your logins have been stolen

https://www.yahoo.com/news/2019-12-10-google-chrome-password-notifications.html

 

Younger Generations Drive Bulk of 2FA Adoption

Use of two-factor authentication has nearly doubled in the past two years , pointing to a new wave of acceptance.

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/younger-generations-drive-bulk-of-2fa-adoption/d/d-id/1336581

 

Visa warns against new POS attacks, Fin8 fingered as the culprit

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/retail/visa-warns-against-new-pos-attacks-fin8-fingered-as-the-culprit/

 

Malware variety sees major growth in 2019

https://www.techradar.com/news/malware-variety-sees-major-growth-in-2019

 

How to Turn On or Off Device Encryption in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/145803-how-turn-off-device-encryption-windows-10-a.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/

 

Another Ransomware Will Now Publish Victims' Data If Not Paid

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/another-ransomware-will-now-publish-victims-data-if-not-paid/

 

How to restore a deleted file from Recycle Bin in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/restore-deleted-files-from-recycle-bin\

 

18 Ways Smart Plugs Will Make Your Life Easier and Safer

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ways-smart-plug-will-make-life-easier-safer/

 

Microsoft's 'Your Phone' app now lets anyone make and receive calls from their PC

Your Phone calling is now generally available to all.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsofts-your-phone-app-now-lets-anyone-make-and-receive-calls-their-pc

 

How To Change your AT&T WiFi Password

https://www.techjunkie.com/change-att-wifi-password/

 

Just Kidding: Samsung Hasn’t Sold 1 Million Galaxy Folds After All

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/303423-just-kidding-samsung-hasnt-sold-1-million-galaxy-folds-after-all

 

Convenience vs. Security: Which One Do You Prefer?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/convenience-vs-security-which-one-prefer/

 

Windows 10 App Starts Showing Ads, Microsoft Says You Can’t Remove Them

Microsoft displaying banners in the official Mail app for Windows 10 is something that we’ve seen in the past, but this time the company has apparently returned with a more aggressive approach.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-app-starts-showing-ads-microsoft-says-you-can-t-remove-them-528592.shtml

 

FTC may block Facebook from integrating messaging apps, per WSJ report

All out of competition concerns

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/12/21013273/ftc-facebook-mark-zuckerberg-whatsapp-messenger-instagram-privacy-interoperability

 

This breakthrough could make the iPhone 12's camera astonishing in low light

Apple has purchased a startup that's devised a clever new way to boost photo quality

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/an-iphone-12-breakthrough-could-make-the-camera-astonishing-in-low-light

 

PayPal sues US regulator over 'confusing' prepaid card rules

It's suing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/13/paypal-lawsuit-prepaid-credit-cards/

 

Hackers Hijack Ring Cameras by Cracking Passwords

In the past week, the culprits have victimized at least three families by using the camera's voice function to hurl racial insults and conduct pranks. Ring itself wasn't hacked, but Ring owners should consider activating two-factor authentication on their accounts to stay safe.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372513/hackers-hijack-ring-cameras-by-cracking-passwords

 

Addicted to your phone? Google wants to help

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/google-new-apps-phone-addiction/607376/

 

Google Maps for Apple devices now supports Incognito Mode. Here's how to turn it on

https://www.yahoo.com/news/google-maps-apple-devices-now-140528614.html

 

Visa Warns of Targeted PoS Attacks on Gas Station Merchants

At least two North American chains have been hit in sophisticated new campaigns for stealing payment card data.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/visa-warns-of-targeted-pos-attacks-on-gas-station-merchants/d/d-id/1336619

 

Dread Zeppelin: Ransomware targets health care and IT sectors in U.S., Europe

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/dread-zeppelin-ransomware-targets-health-care-and-it-sectors-in-u-s-europe/

 

The best password manager 2019: store all your logins securely

Password managers to keep all your accounts secure

https://www.techradar.com/best/password-manager

 

Create a WinPE USB or ISO

Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE) boot device belongs to every geeks toolbox.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/103428-create-winpe-usb-iso.html

 

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

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

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

 

VISA Warns of Ongoing Cyber Attacks on Gas Pump PoS Systems

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/visa-warns-of-ongoing-cyber-attacks-on-gas-pump-pos-systems/

 

Game Mode missing in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/game-mode-missing-in-windows-10

 

Learn How to Remove Google From Your Life Forever With These 5 Tools

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/learn-remove-google-life-forever-5-tools/

 

How to Fix: ScreenConnect Will Not Install 'Package Installation' Error

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10670/how-fix-screenconnect-will-not-install-package-installation-error

 

The Best Kodi Add-ons [December 2019]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-kodi-addons/

 

Extra Security: Offline Malware Scanners

https://askbobrankin.com/extra_security_offline_malware_scanners.html

 

How to Insert a Trendline in Microsoft Excel

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

 

Microsoft Launcher Feels Like Home on Android 10 with Native Gestures

The last few updates for Microsoft Launcher didn’t bring any significant improvements, but focused mostly on refining the experience overall.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-launcher-feels-like-home-on-android-10-with-native-gestures-528580.shtml

 

The real problem with robocalls

It’s worse than you think

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/12/21011539/robocalls-spam-calls-phone-networks-fcc-how-to-block-app

 

7 essential smart home security tips to keep hackers out

Use these simple tips and tricks to protect your privacy

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/smart-home-security-tips

 

Apple vows to fix its easily defeated iPhone parental controls

A bug lets kids communicate with anyone who contacts them.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/13/apple-communication-limits-fix-ios-13-3/

 

Report: 10th Gen Core i5 Desktop Chip Uses Hyper-Threading

A benchmark reveals the forthcoming Core i5-10600 uses six physical cores, 12 threads, and runs at a base clock speed of 3.3GHz, boosting to 4.7GHz.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372502/report-10th-gen-core-i5-desktop-chip-uses-hyper-threading

 

Manage your to-do lists with these helpful apps

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/manage-your-to-do-lists-with-these-helpful-apps/594804/

 

Apple is suing its former lead chip designer after he quit to set up his own chip company

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-suing-former-lead-chip-125526247.html

 

Lessons Learned from 7 Big Breaches in 2019

Capital One, Macy's, FEMA, and others: key takeaways from the year's most notable breaches.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/lessons-learned-from-7-big-breaches-in-2019-/d/d-id/1336575

 

Maze ransomware possibly behind Southwire attack

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/maze-ransomware-possibly-behind-southwire-attack/

 

The best no logs VPN of 2020: stay private and anonymous online

We pick out the champions of your online privacy

https://www.techradar.com/vpn/best-no-logs-vpns-to-stay-private-and-anonymous

 

How to Enable or Disable Focus Mode in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

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

 

How to upgrade to Windows 10 version 1909, November 2019 Update

VIDEO: Use these steps to upgrade to Windows 10 version 1909 whether you're running version 1903, 1809, or an older version.

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

 

Hundreds of Counterfeit Sneaker Sites Hacked to Steal Credit Cards

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hundreds-of-counterfeit-sneaker-sites-hacked-to-steal-credit-cards/

 

Sign in with local account instead option missing in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/sign-in-with-local-account-instead-missing

 

7 Things to Do With Old RAM Modules

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reuse-old-ram-modules/

 

House Passes Robocall Bill (Finally)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10671/house-passes-robocall-bill-finally

 

How to Organize Bookmarks in Chrome

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

 

Check Out These Roku Models for Cord Cutters

https://askbobrankin.com/check_out_these_roku_models_for_cord_cutters.html

 

What Is GDPR? Everything You Need to Know About the EU Privacy Law

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-is-gdpr/

 

This Is the New Windows 10 Logo and Start Button

Microsoft new modern set of app icons also includes an updated design for the Windows 10 logo, which is very likely to be used as the Start button in the operating system as well.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/this-is-the-new-windows-10-logo-and-start-button-528579.shtml

 

Microsoft’s full-screen Windows 7 upgrade prompts start next month

Windows 7 end of support is January 14th, 2020

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/10/21004720/microsoft-windows-7-end-of-support-fullscreen-notifications-prompts

 

Blink's XT2 security camera can be hacked: What to do now

Lots of serious flaws, but an easy fix

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/blinks-xt2-security-camera-can-be-hacked-what-to-do-now

 

Google Assistant's interpreter mode is coming to iOS and Android

That could be especially helpful when combined with Maps' Translate button.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/12/google-assistant-interperter-mode-phones/

 

Icons Too Small on iPadOS? Here's How to Fix It

iPadOS offers several ways to change the look and feel of your iPad screen. Here's how to change icon and text size, edit color settings, and turn on dark mode.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/371971/icons-too-small-on-ipados-here-s-how-to-fix-it

 

Is Windows Defender enough to protect your PC?

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

 

Apple Card Proving Costly For Retailers

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/apple-card-proving-costly-retailers-235440900.html

 

What Can Go Wrong with a Smart Home and What You Can Do About It

https://www.iottechtrends.com/what-can-go-wrong-with-smart-home/

 

How to change an Excel conditional format on the fly

Conditional formatting is a flexible and powerful tool in Microsoft Excel, but you can't change a condition without modifying the underlying rule. Don't let that stop you—use an input cell. Here's how.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-change-an-excel-conditional-format-on-the-fly/

 

"10 Tips To Do More With Your PDF Files On Google Drive"

https://infopackets.tradepub.com/free/w_make185/?p=w_make185

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