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Remix Could Bring Some Cinnamon Lovers Back to Ubuntu

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Remix-Could-Bring-Some-Cinnamon-Lovers-Back-to-Ubuntu-86429.html

 

Cloud flaws expose millions of child-tracking smartwatches

https://www.yahoo.com/news/cloud-flaws-expose-millions-child-165050994.html

 

How to pin sites to taskbar using wizard on Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft Edge has a new wizard to pin sites to taskbar, and here's how to use it.

https://pureinfotech.com/pin-website-taskbar-wizard-microsoft-edge-chromium/

 

How do I Copy Photos from My Phone to My PC?

Copying photos from your phone to your PC is simple with a few readily available tools.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-copy-photos-from-my-phone-to-my-pc/

 

How to Use Chrome OS on a Raspberry Pi

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/use-chrome-os-raspberry-pi/

 

The Best Ways to Grow Your Podcast Audience

https://lifehacker.com/the-best-ways-to-grow-your-podcast-audience-1840243950

 

Google is poised to make another blitz at CES 2020

The world's largest tech conference has become a crucial battleground for Google Assistant in its war against Amazon and other rivals.

https://www.cnet.com/news/google-is-poised-to-make-another-blitz-at-ces-2020/

 

Windows 10 Updates Could Get Big Change

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10681/windows-10-updates-could-get-big-change

 

In a decade of cybersecurity alarms, these are the breaches that actually mattered

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/23/stuxnet-target-equifax-worst-breaches-of-2010s.html

 

Safety tips to avoid Mac battery exploding issues

https://macpaw.com/how-to/mac-battery-exploding

 

US Navy calls TikTok a cybersecurity threat

Plus, hackers target Ring devices for sport and Apple turns to satellite tech as an alternative to wireless networks

https://blog.avast.com/us-navy-bans-tiktok-from-military-devices

 

Try to Remove “Windows Security Alert” Pop-up? Read This Post [MiniTool Tips]

https://www.minitool.com/backup-tips/windows-security-alert.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

 

Renders based on claimed design leaks show 2020 iPads with triple rear cameras

https://9to5mac.com/2019/12/27/2020-ipads/

 

How a new FAA proposal could impact drone delivery services

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/how-a-new-faa-proposal-could-impact-drone-delivery-services-75729477742

 

iOS 13 security settings you should be using

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/ios-security-settings-you-should-be-using/591611/

 

Comcast Takes Aim at Xumo, Likely to Distribute NBC Peacock

NBCUniversal will introduce Peacock in April 2020, but the Comcast-owned subsidiary might acquire another streaming service, Xumo, to help it compete with established players such as Netflix and Disney+.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372730/comcast-takes-aim-at-xumo-likely-to-distribute-nbc-peacock

 

Putting Wi-Fi 6 to the test: How fast can it speed up your home devices?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/putting-wi-fi-6-test-103209172.html

 

Two quick ways to free up space on Windows 10 after a feature update

After installing the Windows 10 November 2019 Update use this guide to free up space by deleting the previous version from your device.

https://pureinfotech.com/free-up-space-windows-10-after-update/

 

How Should I Back Up an Encrypted Hard Disk?

Backing up an encrypted hard drive shouldn't be difficult, but it's important to understand what you'll get.

https://askleo.com/how-should-i-back-up-an-encrypted-hard-disk/

 

11 Free Alternatives to Windows Operating Systems

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/free-alternatives-to-windows-operating-systems/

 

How to Stop Alexa and Google Home from Recording You

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-stop-alexa-and-google-home-from-recording-you-1840465076

 

The best true wireless earbuds of 2020

True wireless headphones are all the rage. Here are the top wire-free models you can buy right now.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-true-wireless-earbuds-for-2020/

 

Report: Most Facial Recognition Software 'Racist'

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10680/report-most-facial-recognition-software-racist

 

NBC’s streaming service will have movies from Lionsgate after new deal with Starz

  - Comcast’s NBCUniversal and Starz announce an agreement Monday to license content to one another.

  - This means that when NBC’s Peacock streaming service launches in April 2020, users will have access to hundreds of Starz films and shows.

  - The agreement will diversify the content on Peacock, which will include more than 15,000 hours of original and older NBC content.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/23/nbc-starz-reach-licensing-agreement-for-peacock-streaming-service.html

 

Clipboard history on Mac: How to view and manage it

https://macpaw.com/how-to/view-clipboard-history-mac

 

Ransomware hits 4 US cities in less than a month

Plus more news bytes from the week, including new tech that allows you to just think your passwords and legal action that may require digging up the body of a cryptocurrency CEO who died in 2018

https://blog.avast.com/ransomware-attacks-hit-4-u.s.-cities-in-december

 

Here Are Top 5 Google Chrome Video Downloaders [MiniTool Tips]

https://www.minitool.com/youtube/google-chrome-video-downloader.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

 

Get the most out of your new iPhone, iPad, or Mac with these accessories

https://9to5mac.com/2019/12/26/best-accessories-apple-iphone-ipad-mac/

 

How Christmas became one of the biggest days of the year for hackers

Christmas Day is now a peak time for hackers to demonstrate their skills, purposefully anger people or try to extort money from vulnerable businesses.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/how-christmas-became-one-biggest-days-year-hackers-n1106451

 

10 digital life hacks: Better Wi-Fi, secret calls, more battery life, Netflix trick

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/10-digital-life-hacks-better-wi-fi-secret-calls-more-battery-life-netflix-trick/683053/

 

H&R Block Tax Software Is Half Off at Walmart Right Now

Normally priced at $44.99, you can grab our Editors' Choice H&R Block Tax Software Deluxe + State 2019 for PC or Mac at Walmart right now for $22.49, or 50 percent off.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/367710/h-r-block-tax-software-is-almost-half-off-right-now

 

More than 3,000 Ring users' passwords were leaked online, potentially giving hackers access to people's addresses, credit card info, and camera footage

https://www.yahoo.com/news/more-3-000-ring-users-164523769.html

 

How to set up the ‘Find my device’ tracking feature on Windows 10

Windows 10 for desktop now let users track down the device if it ever gets lost or stolen with a new handy feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-find-my-device-windows-10/

 

How Long Should I Keep My Backups?

Having a regular backup in place is critical - but then what? I'll look at how long you might want to keep those backups, why, and how long I keep my backups.

https://askleo.com/how-long-should-i-keep-my-backups/

 

5 Tools to Make Wikipedia Better and Discover Interesting Articles

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/tools-make-wikipedia-better-discover-articles/'

 

You Should Consider Replacing Your Old Surge Protectors

https://lifehacker.com/you-should-consider-replacing-your-surge-protectors-1840288691

 

You're 10 tips away from mastering your new AirPods Pro

From noise cancellation to a new transparency mode and a new design, Apple's AirPods Pro can do all of the things regular AirPods can do and so much more.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/youre-10-tips-away-from-mastering-your-new-airpods-pro/

 

Facebook Stops Using Phone Numbers for Advertisements

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10679/facebook-stops-using-phone-numbers-advertisements

 

The ‘Amazon’s Choice’ badge recommends products that are unsafe or fake, WSJ investigation finds

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/23/amazon-choice-badge-recommends-unsafe-fake-products.html

 

What is JS:miner-C and how can I remove it from my Mac?

https://macpaw.com/how-to/remove-jsminerc

 

How to calibrate your TV to get the best picture possible

A few simple tweaks can wring out the absolute best quality from your TV. We'll show you how.

https://www.techhive.com/article/2079503/easily-calibrate-your-new-hdtv.html?utm_date=20191228004237

 

13 Common Personal Computer Maintenance Tips You Should Try [MiniTool Tips]

https://www.minitool.com/backup-tips/computer-maintenance.html

 

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

 

The best apps and games to buy with the App Store gift card you just unwrapped

https://9to5mac.com/2019/12/25/best-ios-apps-and-games-2019/#more-624743

 

Delivery dilemma: Americans are ordering more, but the U.S. can only handle so much

The delivery crunch is a year-round phenomenon that’s causing people to rethink the design of American cities.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/delivery-dilemma-americans-are-ordering-more-u-s-can-only-n1106426

 

Stop Facebook from eating up your storage and draining your battery

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/stop-facebook-from-eating-up-your-storage-and-draining-your-battery/586625/

 

H&R Block Tax Software Is Half Off at Walmart Right Now

Normally priced at $44.99, you can grab our Editors' Choice H&R Block Tax Software Deluxe + State 2019 for PC or Mac at Walmart right now for $22.49, or 50 percent off.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/367710/h-r-block-tax-software-is-almost-half-off-right-now

 

This tiny, soft robo-bug scoots with smarts and survives swats

https://www.yahoo.com/news/tiny-soft-robo-bug-scoots-190126626.html

 

How to uninstall driver from recovery environment on Windows 10

If your computer won't boot after installing a device driver, you can use these steps to remove it and fix the problem using the Windows Recovery Environment and a few command lines.

https://pureinfotech.com/uninstall-driver-recovery-environment-windows-10/

 

What’s the Difference Between “Image” and “Clone”?

The difference between image and clone is both simple and confusing, because the terms are used interchangeably to mean different things.

https://askleo.com/whats-the-difference-between-image-and-clone/https://askleo.com/whats-the-difference-between-image-and-clone/

 

The Worst Passwords of 2019 Have Been Revealed

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/worst-passwords-of-2019/

 

Add Speech-to-Text to Any Website With This Extension

https://lifehacker.com/add-speech-to-text-to-any-website-with-this-extension-1840584524

 

Check Which Apps Have Access to Your Google Fit Data

https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-to/check-which-apps-have-access-your-google-fit-data-0219354/

 

How to Fix: Move System Partition to C

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10682/how-fix-move-system-partition-c

 

Psychologists see violent video games differently than the rest of us

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/20/scientists-disagree-completely-on-the-impact-of-violent-video-games.html

 

Enhanced Dictation is not working: How to fix it?

https://macpaw.com/how-to/enhanced-dictation-not-working

 

How to play music you own on an Amazon Echo

Use your personal music collection with Alexa, even after Amazon Music Storage shuts down.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3257787/how-to-play-music-you-own-on-an-amazon-echo.html?utm_date=20191228012208

 

Top 10 Photo Editors Make Your Pictures More Beautiful [MiniTool Tips]

https://www.minitool.com/moviemaker/photo-editor.html

 

How to Watch Apple TV+ If You Haven't Got an Apple TV

https://gizmodo.com/how-to-watch-apple-tv-if-you-havent-got-an-apple-tv-1840483641

 

iPhone camera supplier Sony says even 24 hours a day not enough to meet demand

https://9to5mac.com/2019/12/24/iphone-camera-supplier/

 

Trolls turned 911 into a weapon. Now cops are fighting back

Once viewed as a prank, police are now treating 'swatting' as a serious crime that wastes city resources and puts targets' lives at risk.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/all/trolls-turned-911-weapon-now-cops-are-fighting-back-n1105991

 

Security warning: Dating apps are rife with bots trying to scam you

https://www.komando.com/news/security-warning:-dating-apps-are-rife-with-bots-trying-to-scam-you/685591/

 

Amazon Patents Non-Contact Hand ID System

In the future, we may no longer need an app or card to buy stuff at Amazon Go or Whole Foods.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372725/amazon-patents-non-contact-hand-id-system

 

Ghostery launches Midnight for privacy and ad-blocking beyond the browser

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ghostery-launches-midnight-privacy-ad-232757477.html

 

Why is My Backup Program Saying There’s Not Enough Space on System Reserved Partitions?

Your computer's system reserved partitions should have nothing to do with backing up (other than needing to be backed up themselves). I'll review what they are, and how a back-up program might be mislead.

https://askleo.com/why-is-my-backup-program-saying-theres-not-enough-space-on-a-system-reserved-partitions/

 

Why Your USB Cable Might Not Charge Your Android Smartphone

https://lifehacker.com/why-your-usb-cable-might-not-charge-your-android-smartp-1840462438

Remix Could Bring Some Cinnamon Lovers Back to Ubuntu

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Remix-Could-Bring-Some-Cinnamon-Lovers-Back-to-Ubuntu-86429.html

 

Cloud flaws expose millions of child-tracking smartwatches

https://www.yahoo.com/news/cloud-flaws-expose-millions-child-165050994.html

 

How to pin sites to taskbar using wizard on Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft Edge has a new wizard to pin sites to taskbar, and here's how to use it.

https://pureinfotech.com/pin-website-taskbar-wizard-microsoft-edge-chromium/

 

How do I Copy Photos from My Phone to My PC?

Copying photos from your phone to your PC is simple with a few readily available tools.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-copy-photos-from-my-phone-to-my-pc/

 

How to Use Chrome OS on a Raspberry Pi

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/use-chrome-os-raspberry-pi/

 

The Best Ways to Grow Your Podcast Audience

https://lifehacker.com/the-best-ways-to-grow-your-podcast-audience-1840243950

 

Google is poised to make another blitz at CES 2020

The world's largest tech conference has become a crucial battleground for Google Assistant in its war against Amazon and other rivals.

https://www.cnet.com/news/google-is-poised-to-make-another-blitz-at-ces-2020/

 

Windows 10 Updates Could Get Big Change

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10681/windows-10-updates-could-get-big-change

 

In a decade of cybersecurity alarms, these are the breaches that actually mattered

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/23/stuxnet-target-equifax-worst-breaches-of-2010s.html

 

Safety tips to avoid Mac battery exploding issues

https://macpaw.com/how-to/mac-battery-exploding

 

US Navy calls TikTok a cybersecurity threat

Plus, hackers target Ring devices for sport and Apple turns to satellite tech as an alternative to wireless networks

https://blog.avast.com/us-navy-bans-tiktok-from-military-devices

 

Try to Remove “Windows Security Alert” Pop-up? Read This Post [MiniTool Tips]

https://www.minitool.com/backup-tips/windows-security-alert.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

 

Renders based on claimed design leaks show 2020 iPads with triple rear cameras

https://9to5mac.com/2019/12/27/2020-ipads/

 

How a new FAA proposal could impact drone delivery services

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/how-a-new-faa-proposal-could-impact-drone-delivery-services-75729477742

 

iOS 13 security settings you should be using

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/ios-security-settings-you-should-be-using/591611/

 

Comcast Takes Aim at Xumo, Likely to Distribute NBC Peacock

NBCUniversal will introduce Peacock in April 2020, but the Comcast-owned subsidiary might acquire another streaming service, Xumo, to help it compete with established players such as Netflix and Disney+.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372730/comcast-takes-aim-at-xumo-likely-to-distribute-nbc-peacock

 

Putting Wi-Fi 6 to the test: How fast can it speed up your home devices?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/putting-wi-fi-6-test-103209172.html

 

Two quick ways to free up space on Windows 10 after a feature update

After installing the Windows 10 November 2019 Update use this guide to free up space by deleting the previous version from your device.

https://pureinfotech.com/free-up-space-windows-10-after-update/

 

How Should I Back Up an Encrypted Hard Disk?

Backing up an encrypted hard drive shouldn't be difficult, but it's important to understand what you'll get.

https://askleo.com/how-should-i-back-up-an-encrypted-hard-disk/

 

11 Free Alternatives to Windows Operating Systems

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/free-alternatives-to-windows-operating-systems/

 

How to Stop Alexa and Google Home from Recording You

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-stop-alexa-and-google-home-from-recording-you-1840465076

 

The best true wireless earbuds of 2020

True wireless headphones are all the rage. Here are the top wire-free models you can buy right now.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-true-wireless-earbuds-for-2020/

 

Report: Most Facial Recognition Software 'Racist'

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10680/report-most-facial-recognition-software-racist

 

NBC’s streaming service will have movies from Lionsgate after new deal with Starz

  - Comcast’s NBCUniversal and Starz announce an agreement Monday to license content to one another.

  - This means that when NBC’s Peacock streaming service launches in April 2020, users will have access to hundreds of Starz films and shows.

  - The agreement will diversify the content on Peacock, which will include more than 15,000 hours of original and older NBC content.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/23/nbc-starz-reach-licensing-agreement-for-peacock-streaming-service.html

 

Clipboard history on Mac: How to view and manage it

https://macpaw.com/how-to/view-clipboard-history-mac

 

Ransomware hits 4 US cities in less than a month

Plus more news bytes from the week, including new tech that allows you to just think your passwords and legal action that may require digging up the body of a cryptocurrency CEO who died in 2018

https://blog.avast.com/ransomware-attacks-hit-4-u.s.-cities-in-december

 

Here Are Top 5 Google Chrome Video Downloaders [MiniTool Tips]

https://www.minitool.com/youtube/google-chrome-video-downloader.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

 

Get the most out of your new iPhone, iPad, or Mac with these accessories

https://9to5mac.com/2019/12/26/best-accessories-apple-iphone-ipad-mac/

 

How Christmas became one of the biggest days of the year for hackers

Christmas Day is now a peak time for hackers to demonstrate their skills, purposefully anger people or try to extort money from vulnerable businesses.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/how-christmas-became-one-biggest-days-year-hackers-n1106451

 

10 digital life hacks: Better Wi-Fi, secret calls, more battery life, Netflix trick

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/10-digital-life-hacks-better-wi-fi-secret-calls-more-battery-life-netflix-trick/683053/

 

H&R Block Tax Software Is Half Off at Walmart Right Now

Normally priced at $44.99, you can grab our Editors' Choice H&R Block Tax Software Deluxe + State 2019 for PC or Mac at Walmart right now for $22.49, or 50 percent off.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/367710/h-r-block-tax-software-is-almost-half-off-right-now

 

More than 3,000 Ring users' passwords were leaked online, potentially giving hackers access to people's addresses, credit card info, and camera footage

https://www.yahoo.com/news/more-3-000-ring-users-164523769.html

 

How to set up the ‘Find my device’ tracking feature on Windows 10

Windows 10 for desktop now let users track down the device if it ever gets lost or stolen with a new handy feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-find-my-device-windows-10/

 

How Long Should I Keep My Backups?

Having a regular backup in place is critical - but then what? I'll look at how long you might want to keep those backups, why, and how long I keep my backups.

https://askleo.com/how-long-should-i-keep-my-backups/

 

5 Tools to Make Wikipedia Better and Discover Interesting Articles

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/tools-make-wikipedia-better-discover-articles/'

 

You Should Consider Replacing Your Old Surge Protectors

https://lifehacker.com/you-should-consider-replacing-your-surge-protectors-1840288691

 

You're 10 tips away from mastering your new AirPods Pro

From noise cancellation to a new transparency mode and a new design, Apple's AirPods Pro can do all of the things regular AirPods can do and so much more.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/youre-10-tips-away-from-mastering-your-new-airpods-pro/

 

Facebook Stops Using Phone Numbers for Advertisements

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10679/facebook-stops-using-phone-numbers-advertisements

 

The ‘Amazon’s Choice’ badge recommends products that are unsafe or fake, WSJ investigation finds

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/23/amazon-choice-badge-recommends-unsafe-fake-products.html

 

What is JS:miner-C and how can I remove it from my Mac?

https://macpaw.com/how-to/remove-jsminerc

 

How to calibrate your TV to get the best picture possible

A few simple tweaks can wring out the absolute best quality from your TV. We'll show you how.

https://www.techhive.com/article/2079503/easily-calibrate-your-new-hdtv.html?utm_date=20191228004237

 

13 Common Personal Computer Maintenance Tips You Should Try [MiniTool Tips]

https://www.minitool.com/backup-tips/computer-maintenance.html

 

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

 

The best apps and games to buy with the App Store gift card you just unwrapped

https://9to5mac.com/2019/12/25/best-ios-apps-and-games-2019/#more-624743

 

Delivery dilemma: Americans are ordering more, but the U.S. can only handle so much

The delivery crunch is a year-round phenomenon that’s causing people to rethink the design of American cities.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/delivery-dilemma-americans-are-ordering-more-u-s-can-only-n1106426

 

Stop Facebook from eating up your storage and draining your battery

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/stop-facebook-from-eating-up-your-storage-and-draining-your-battery/586625/

 

H&R Block Tax Software Is Half Off at Walmart Right Now

Normally priced at $44.99, you can grab our Editors' Choice H&R Block Tax Software Deluxe + State 2019 for PC or Mac at Walmart right now for $22.49, or 50 percent off.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/367710/h-r-block-tax-software-is-almost-half-off-right-now

 

This tiny, soft robo-bug scoots with smarts and survives swats

https://www.yahoo.com/news/tiny-soft-robo-bug-scoots-190126626.html

 

How to uninstall driver from recovery environment on Windows 10

If your computer won't boot after installing a device driver, you can use these steps to remove it and fix the problem using the Windows Recovery Environment and a few command lines.

https://pureinfotech.com/uninstall-driver-recovery-environment-windows-10/

 

What’s the Difference Between “Image” and “Clone”?

The difference between image and clone is both simple and confusing, because the terms are used interchangeably to mean different things.

https://askleo.com/whats-the-difference-between-image-and-clone/https://askleo.com/whats-the-difference-between-image-and-clone/

 

The Worst Passwords of 2019 Have Been Revealed

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/worst-passwords-of-2019/

 

Add Speech-to-Text to Any Website With This Extension

https://lifehacker.com/add-speech-to-text-to-any-website-with-this-extension-1840584524

 

Check Which Apps Have Access to Your Google Fit Data

https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-to/check-which-apps-have-access-your-google-fit-data-0219354/

 

How to Fix: Move System Partition to C

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10682/how-fix-move-system-partition-c

 

Psychologists see violent video games differently than the rest of us

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/20/scientists-disagree-completely-on-the-impact-of-violent-video-games.html

 

Enhanced Dictation is not working: How to fix it?

https://macpaw.com/how-to/enhanced-dictation-not-working

 

How to play music you own on an Amazon Echo

Use your personal music collection with Alexa, even after Amazon Music Storage shuts down.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3257787/how-to-play-music-you-own-on-an-amazon-echo.html?utm_date=20191228012208

 

Top 10 Photo Editors Make Your Pictures More Beautiful [MiniTool Tips]

https://www.minitool.com/moviemaker/photo-editor.html

 

How to Watch Apple TV+ If You Haven't Got an Apple TV

https://gizmodo.com/how-to-watch-apple-tv-if-you-havent-got-an-apple-tv-1840483641

 

iPhone camera supplier Sony says even 24 hours a day not enough to meet demand

https://9to5mac.com/2019/12/24/iphone-camera-supplier/

 

Trolls turned 911 into a weapon. Now cops are fighting back

Once viewed as a prank, police are now treating 'swatting' as a serious crime that wastes city resources and puts targets' lives at risk.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/all/trolls-turned-911-weapon-now-cops-are-fighting-back-n1105991

 

Security warning: Dating apps are rife with bots trying to scam you

https://www.komando.com/news/security-warning:-dating-apps-are-rife-with-bots-trying-to-scam-you/685591/

 

Amazon Patents Non-Contact Hand ID System

In the future, we may no longer need an app or card to buy stuff at Amazon Go or Whole Foods.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372725/amazon-patents-non-contact-hand-id-system

 

Ghostery launches Midnight for privacy and ad-blocking beyond the browser

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ghostery-launches-midnight-privacy-ad-232757477.html

 

Why is My Backup Program Saying There’s Not Enough Space on System Reserved Partitions?

Your computer's system reserved partitions should have nothing to do with backing up (other than needing to be backed up themselves). I'll review what they are, and how a back-up program might be mislead.

https://askleo.com/why-is-my-backup-program-saying-theres-not-enough-space-on-a-system-reserved-partitions/

 

Why Your USB Cable Might Not Charge Your Android Smartphone

https://lifehacker.com/why-your-usb-cable-might-not-charge-your-android-smartp-1840462438

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Juniper Networks, KnowBe4 re Chrome 79 Security Features & Fixes

https://www.informationsecuritybuzz.com/expert-comments/juniper-networks-knowbe4-re-chrome-79-security-features-fixes/

 

Survey: Ransomware Will Continue to Threaten Public Sector Organizations in 2020

About one-third of the state and federal IT officials who responded said they faced a ransomware attack in the last three years. 

https://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2019/12/survey-ransomware-will-continue-threaten-public-sector-organizations-2020/161801/

 

New rule would make it possible to track and identify nearly all drones flying in the U.S.

  - The rule will implement a remote ID system to identify and track drones in real-time.

  - Such a rule has long been in the works.

  - Meanwhile, companies have raced to roll out fleets of drones to assist in delivery for e-commerce businesses.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/26/faa-remote-id-rule-for-drones-would-enable-tracking-identification.html

 

Will Windows 10 Work on My Computer?

https://www.howtogeek.com/450864/will-windows-10-work-on-my-computer/

 

Don't Wait for Microsoft to Reset Your Account's Password

https://lifehacker.com/dont-wait-for-microsoft-to-reset-your-accounts-password-1840272138

 

2019 Data breaches

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/features/2019-data-breaches/

 

Creating a Backup Image Using Windows’ Built-in Backup

I don't think much of Windows' backup utility--but any backup is better than no backup. Let's take a look at how to use it.

https://askleo.com/creating-backup-image-using-windows-built-backup/

 

TrayBlank is a freeware tool for managing screensaver settings and turning off the monitor instantly

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/25/trayblank-is-a-freeware-tool-for-managing-screensaver-settings-and-turning-off-the-monitor-instantly/

 

How to Take a Screenshot on Your Mac

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-take-a-screenshot-on-a-mac/

 

How to link one PowerPoint presentation to another

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/ink-one-powerpoint-presentation-to-another

 

Cyber Attack Forces Airline to Cancel Flights in Alaska

https://www.securityweek.com/cyber-attack-forces-airline-cancel-flights-alaska

 

Phishing Attack Hijacks Office 365 Accounts Using OAuth Apps

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/phishing-attack-hijacks-office-365-accounts-using-oauth-apps/

 

New Ransomware Attack Reboots Systems into Safe Mode to Bypass Antivirus!

https://blog.knowbe4.com/new-ransomware-attack-reboots-systems-into-safe-mode-to-bypass-antivirus

 

This credit-card-size phone can do only 3 things and doesn't have any apps — and it may be the key to freeing us from our smartphones

https://www.yahoo.com/news/credit-card-sized-phone-only-144000842.html

 

How to Back Up All the Devices That You're Not Backing Up

https://gizmodo.com/how-to-back-up-all-the-devices-that-youre-not-backing-u-1840583404

 

Google Updates Search Results Page with Smarter Organization

https://www.maketecheasier.com/google-updates-search-results-smarter-organization/

 

NBC Peacock Signs Deal with Lionsgate, Filling Out Streaming Library

The deal between Comcast and Lionsgate will license content in both directions. When Peacock arrives next year, it'll offer series and films from Lionsgate's production arms. Lionsgate, meanwhile, will borrow NBCUniversal's content for the Starz premium cable channel.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372690/nbc-peacock-signs-deal-with-lionsgate-filling-out-streaming

 

How to see all the devices connected to your network

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/how-to-see-all-the-devices-connected-to-your-network/611057/

 

How Cambridge Analytica and the Trump campaign changed Big Tech forever

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/24/how-facebook-and-big-tech-gained-dc-scrutiny-in-the-2010s.html

 

How a Password Manager Protects You From Phishing Scams

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

 

Wake Up to Your Favorite Podcast With 'Next Up'

https://lifehacker.com/wake-up-to-your-favorite-podcast-with-next-up-1840315597

 

2019 Mergers and acquisitions

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/2019-mergers-and-acquisitions/

 

Restore Individual Files from a Windows Image Backup

Image backups are good for more than restoring entire images; you can use them to restore individual files as well.

https://askleo.com/restore-individual-files-windows-image-backup/

 

FreeVimager is a free image viewer and editor for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/25/freevimager-is-a-free-image-viewer-and-editor-for-windows/

 

Using Linux With Wayland? What You Need to Know

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/using-linux-with-wayland/

 

Standard Settings to configure before you start using Outlook.com  (if you have logon account to you computer linked to Microsoft, you have a Outlook.com email account you can set up)

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/settings-to-configure-before-you-start-using-outlook-com

 

Thai Officials Say Prison Cameras Were Hacked, Broadcast

https://www.securityweek.com/thai-officials-say-prison-cameras-were-hacked-broadcast

 

Lazarus Hackers Use TrickBot to Infect High-End Victims

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/lazarus-hackers-use-trickbot-to-infect-high-end-victims/

 

Microsoft Sees Phishing on the Rise

https://blog.knowbe4.com/microsoft-sees-phishing-on-the-rise

 

AI IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS: Why carriers could lose out if they don't adopt AI fast — and where they can make the biggest gains

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ai-telecommunications-why-carriers-could-000300668.html

 

Gadget Hacker Solves the Biggest Problem With Robovacs by Making One That Flies

https://gizmodo.com/gadget-hacker-solves-the-biggest-problem-with-robovacs-1840558855

 

Deepin Linux Review: Stylish Distro or Spyware?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/deepin-linux-review/

 

Sling TV Raises Prices, Introduces More Channels, Free Cloud DVR

Live TV streaming service Sling announced it'll raise prices while also adding more channels to the Blue and Orange plans. Both are set at $30 each per month, and some of Sling TV's add-on packages have also gotten more expensive.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372686/sling-tv-raises-prices-introduces-more-channels-free-cloud

 

3 secrets to a cheaper phone bill

https://www.komando.com/money-tips/3-secrets-to-a-cheaper-phone-bill/598685/

 

Here are a bunch of fun tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your new Amazon Echo

  - The Amazon Echo is a powerful smart speaker, but it can do so much more than just play music or answer tell you weather.

  - You can set it up to order you an Uber, buy things from Amazon, read you the news and more.

  - Here are a bunch of tips and tricks to help you get started with your new Amazon Echo.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/24/amazon-echo-tips-and-tricks.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/

 

Auto-Delete Your Firefox Browsing History With History Cleaner

https://lifehacker.com/auto-delete-your-firefox-browsing-history-with-history-1840315671

 

2020 Predictions: Data Breaches

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/2020-predictions-data-breaches/

 

Restoring an Image Backup Using Windows 10’s Built-In Backup

We've backed up an image, and we've created our recovery drive -- it's time to restore an image using Windows 10's built-in backup program.

https://askleo.com/restoring-image-backup-using-windows-10s-built-backup/

 

gInk is an on-screen annotation software for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/24/gink-is-an-on-screen-annotation-software-for-windows/

 

The 5 Best Chromebooks for Kids in 2019

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-chromebooks-for-kids/

 

Personalized Settings Not Responding in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/personalized-settings-not-responding-windows-10

 

Evolution of OpenSSL Security After Heartbleed

https://www.securityweek.com/evolution-openssl-security-after-heartbleed

 

Microsoft blinks: Security Essentials will continue to receive updates after Jan. 14

According to an official post, the company will continue to ship updates to Microsoft Security Essentials after Win7’s demise on Jan. 7. At least, that's what we've been promised. The FAQ hasn't been fixed yet.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3510500/microsoft-blinks-security-essentials-will-continue-to-receive-updates-after-jan-14.html

 

63% of Workers Reuse Passwords For Multiple Work Devices and Applications

https://blog.knowbe4.com/63-of-workers-reuse-passwords-for-multiple-work-devices-and-applications

 

Artificial intelligence

https://www.yahoo.com/news/artificial-intelligence-101602858.html

 

Welp, There’s at Least One Thing That Bing Does Better Than Google—Disinformation

https://gizmodo.com/welp-there-s-at-least-one-thing-that-bing-does-better-1840557467

 

How to Completely Reboot Your Home Network to Fix Network Glitches

https://www.maketecheasier.com/complete-reboot-home-network-fix-network-glitches/

 

Messaging App ToTok Pulled From Stores After Spying Allegations

Voice and video chat app, popular in the Middle East, is said to be a UAE government spying operation.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372683/messaging-app-totok-pulled-from-stores-after-spying-allegati

 

6 tricks to find anyone on social media

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/6-tricks-to-find-people-on-social-media/606293/

 

Tips and tricks to get the most out of your new iPhone

  - If you got a new iPhone for the holidays, you might not know about some of the things it can do.

  - Apple’s iOS 13 software, which ships on iPhones and is available for older models, has lots of new features.

  - Here are a bunch of tips and tricks to get the most out of your new iPhone.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/24/apple-iphone-tips-and-tricks.html

 

How to Create an Image of Your USB Drive

https://www.howtogeek.com/446176/how-to-create-an-image-of-your-usb-drive/

 

How to Spot Fake TripAdvisor Reviews

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-spot-fake-tripadvisor-reviews-1840267452

 

Multiple-malware dropper ‘Legion Loader’ dissected

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/malware/multiple-malware-dropper-legion-loader-dissected/

 

Enable File History in Windows 10

File History is advertised as Windows 10's backup solution. In reality, it can be a useful component of a larger strategy. I'll show you how to set it up.

https://askleo.com/enable-file-history-windows-10/

 

Reclaim privacy on Windows 10 with new Debotnet tool

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/24/reclaim-privacy-on-windows-10-with-new-debotnet-tool/

 

10 Essential Apps to Supercharge Your New Chromebook

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/essential-apps-new-chromebook/

 

How to Install Office Web apps as PWA on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/install-office-web-apps-on-windows-10

 

Popular Mideast App Pulled After Report it Was Spying Tool

https://www.securityweek.com/popular-mideast-app-pulled-after-report-it-was-spying-tool

 

Tips for new tech devices

Tips, tricks, apps and advice for getting the most out of iPhones and iPads, Android devices, Macs, Windows 10 PCs, and Chromebooks.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3153208/tips-for-new-tech-devices.html

 

Teach Your Kids the Red Flags of Online Predators

https://offspring.lifehacker.com/teach-your-kids-the-red-flags-of-online-predators-1840312373

 

You’re not paranoid: Your phone really is listening in

https://www.yahoo.com/news/not-paranoid-phone-really-listening-100009379.html

 

MIT Engineers Create Laser Ultrasounds That Can Look Inside Your Body Without You Even Feeling It

https://gizmodo.com/mit-engineers-create-laser-ultrasounds-that-can-look-in-1840556421

 

How Does Brave Browser Compare to Chrome

https://www.maketecheasier.com/brave-vs-chrome-browser/

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Spec and Price Leaks

A launch across Europe is apparently imminent for this 6.7-inch smartphone.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372680/samsung-galaxy-s10-lite-spec-and-price-leaks

 

Hackers have a shockingly easy new way to take over your smartphone

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/android-flaw-baseband-allows-hackers-access/612737/

 

In a decade of cybersecurity alarms, these are the breaches that actually mattered

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/23/stuxnet-target-equifax-worst-breaches-of-2010s.html

 

This new ransomware is targeting companies across Europe and the US

Zeppelin ransomware is highly customisable and researchers believe the attacks are of Russian origin.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/this-new-ransomware-is-targeting-health-and-tech-companies-across-europe-and-north-america/

 

Feds Break Up Illegal Streaming Network That Dwarfs Netflix and Hulu Libraries

https://gizmodo.com/feds-break-up-illegal-streaming-network-that-dwarfs-net-1840437552

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THE TOP 20 VULNERABILITIES TO PATCH BEFORE 2020

https://cis.verint.com/2019/12/19/the-top-20-vulnerabilities-to-patch-before-2020/

 

The password reuse problem is a ticking time bomb

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

 

Google updates Messages app with iMessage-like features

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/google-updates-messages-app-imessage-210328538.html

 

Samsung could unveil a Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite very soon

Will we see these phones at CES 2020?

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/23/samsung-galaxy-s10-note-10-lite-leaks/

 

The 8 Best Android Apps for Chromebook of 2019

Find the top Chrome OS-Compatible Android Apps

https://www.lifewire.com/best-android-apps-for-chromebook-4774796

 

New Android phone? Change these 5 settings right away

Whether it's a new Galaxy S10 or a Pixel 3a, you can get the most out of your phone by tweaking a few settings.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/new-android-phone-change-these-5-settings-right-away/

 

Uptick Seen in ISO Email Attachments Delivering Malware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/uptick-seen-in-iso-email-attachments-delivering-malware/

 

The Best Free Firewall Software [December 2019]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-free-firewall-software/

 

How to Copy or Clone Bootable USB Drive on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-copy-or-clone-bootable-usb-drive-on-windows-10

 

The Rise of Skywalker Is Being Used to Push Malware Downloads, Surprising No One

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/303717-the-rise-of-skywalker-is-being-used-to-push-malware-downloads-surprising-no-one

 

HOW TO GET HELP ON WINDOWS 10

If you're having any problems using Windows 10, these are the best ways to get help.

https://pureinfotech.com/get-help-windows-10/

 

How to Turn On or Off Play HDR Content when on Battery in Windows 10

https://tinyurl.com/tvp9avf

 

Emsisoft Decrypter for JSWorm 2.0

Recover the files that are locked down via the JSWorm ransomware instead of paying for a ransom that doesn't guarantee the key via this tool

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Decrypting-Decoding/Emsisoft-Decrypter-for-JSWorm.shtml

 

College football bowl game guide: Schedules, channels and how to live stream the games

Don't miss a single bowl game this holiday season

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/how-to-live-stream-college-football-bowl-games

 

The Verge’s 11 favorite podcasts of 2019

Great stuff to listen to

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/19/21020950/favorite-podcasts-2019-tech-culture-apple-google-stitcher-soundcloud-spotify

 

Someone's Been Very Naughty ...    (watch the video)

Cybercriminals expose Santa's naughty list -- names and reasons -- on the Internet. "Ho, ho, ho! God, what a mess!" exclaims a source who requested anonymity.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/someones-been-very-naughty--/b/d-id/1336685

 

10 digital life hacks you’ll wish you knew sooner

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/10-digital-life-hacks-youll-need/598682/

 

Pentagon: DNA Kits Pose Threat to Military Personnel

Pentagon officials instructed the United States Armed Forces to discontinue the use of all at-home DNA kits.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372700/pentagon-dna-kits-pose-threat-to-military-personnel

 

How to listen to podcasts on your Android device using the Google Play Music app

https://www.yahoo.com/news/listen-podcasts-android-device-using-215100482.html

 

Three people sentenced for running $100 million malware crime network

They allegedly used GozNym to steal money from thousands of accounts.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/22/three-sentenced-over-goznym-malware-crime-network/

 

Chromebook Hacks to Make the Most of Your Laptop

Make your Chromebook a super computer

https://www.lifewire.com/chromebook-hacks-4428048

 

Arlo Video Doorbell review: Arlo just ousted Nest as my favorite video doorbell

Arlo's $150 Video Doorbell is an excellent doorbell at a reasonable price.

https://www.cnet.com/reviews/arlo-video-doorbell-review/

 

Critical Citrix Flaw May Expose Thousands of Firms to Attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/critical-citrix-flaw-may-expose-thousands-of-firms-to-attacks/

 

How to Block Putlocker Pop-ups in Chrome

https://www.techjunkie.com/block-putlocker-pop-ups-chrome/

 

Windows 10 closes all apps when going to Standby or Sleep

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-closes-apps-when-going-to-sleep

 

The Personal Data of 267 Million Facebook Users Leaks Online

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/303731-the-personal-data-of-267-million-facebook-users-leaks-online

 

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 Disable Touchpad when Mouse is Connected in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/111633-disable-touchpad-when-mouse-connected-windows-10-a.html

 

Yandex Browser

An intuitive web browser that allows users to speed up the loading of web pages, thanks to its turbo mode, translate pages into different languages, block or allow cookies, as well as customize its layout

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Browsers/Yandex-Browser.shtml

 

How to watch the Star Wars movies in order

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/how-to-watch-the-star-wars-movies-in-order

 

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G appears to be on the way

No official word on when it’ll launch

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/24/21036604/samsung-galaxy-tab-s6-5g-release-listing

 

SIM Swapping Attacks: What They Are & How to Stop Them

Fraudsters with social engineering skills are hijacking cell phone SIM cards to access victims' bitcoin and social media accounts.

https://www.darkreading.com/theedge/sim-swapping-attacks-what-they-are-and-how-to-stop-them/b/d-id/1336662

 

218 million ‘Words with Friends’ accounts exposed

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/words-with-friends-hacked/600842/

 

Galaxy Fold 2 to Feature Next-Gen Flexible Glass Display

Samsung's next foldable phone will ship with a next-generation glass display, insider Ice Universe reports. Other foldable phones, such as Motorola's Razr, are in development with less durable plastic-based screens.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372704/galaxy-fold-2-to-feature-next-gen-flexible-glass-display

 

Facebook Is Building an Operating System for Future Devices

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/facebook-building-operating-system-future-185942659.html

 

Messaging app ToTok is reportedly a spying tool for the UAE

It may help the Emirati government track its citizens.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/22/totok-app-may-be-uae-spying-tool/

 

How to Install Games on Your Computer

Get your game on PC, Mac, or Linux

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-install-games-on-your-computer-4691261

 

iOS 13.2: Every hidden iPhone and iPad feature we can find

From screenshots to photos, your iPhone 11 and iPad have picked up new tricks that will blow your mind -- or at least make using your Apple devices easier.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/ios-13-2-best-hidden-features-we-can-find-iphone-ipad/

 

Two-Year Long Phishing Campaign Impersonates Canadian Banks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/two-year-long-phishing-campaign-impersonates-canadian-banks/

 

How To Adjust Video Quality on Netflix

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

 

How to change Email Sender Name in Windows 10 Mail app

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/change-email-sender-name-in-windows-10-mail-app

 

Ancient Humans Built the Earliest Known Defense Against Sea Level Rise 7,000 Years Ago

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/303773-ancient-humans-built-the-earliest-known-defense-against-sea-level-rise-7000-years-ago

 

How to enable DNS over HTTPS in Chrome

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

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

 

How to Allow or Deny OS and Apps Access to Microphone in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/102647-allow-deny-os-apps-access-microphone-windows-10-a.html

 

Machining Simulation

A handy machine simulator application that can definitely help you learn how to program and operate it using a comprehensive interface

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

 

Galaxy Fold 2 could turn to glass screens to avoid original's mistakes

New leak suggests Galaxy Fold 2 will iron the wrinkles out

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/samsung-galaxy-fold-2-glass-screen

 

YouTube updates mobile app for improved TV experience

The iOS and Android app now allows for voice search

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/24/21036510/youtube-app-update-mobile-android-ios-smart-tv-playstation-cast

 

Research Team Demonstrates Perfect Secrecy Implementation

The technique is notable because it can be implemented using low-cost, standard hardware components.

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/research-team-demonstrates-perfect-secrecy-implementation/d/d-id/1336688

 

6 ways to stop advertisers from following you online

https://www.komando.com/privacy/6-ways-to-stop-advertisers-from-following-you-online/596457/

 

iPhone XR: Best-Selling Smartphone Through Q3 2019

Apple's budget-friendly iPhone model continues outselling top-tier flagships, according to Counterpoint Research. Data suggests the iPhone XR has been the best-selling smartphone in the first three quarters of 2019. Now, we'll see if the iPhone XR holds up in the final quarter despite arriving more than a year ago.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372701/iphone-xr-best-selling-smartphone-through-q3-2019

 

What Is Photo Roulette? Everything Parents Need to Know About the Popular App Game

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/photo-roulette-everything-parents-know-212857367.html

 

FBI program helps companies fool hackers with 'decoy data'

IDLE might reduce the chances of thieves making off with valuable data.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/21/fbi-decoy-data-idle-program/

 

How to Cancel a Print Job

Learn how to clear the printer queue

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

 

How to set up a VPN on your iPhone or Android phone: Yes, you need one

The absolute beginner's guide to safer browsing on public Wi-Fi in under 10 minutes.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-set-up-a-vpn-on-your-iphone-or-android-phone-yes-you-need-one/

 

Zeppelin Ransomware Targets Healthcare and IT Companies

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/zeppelin-ransomware-targets-healthcare-and-it-companies/

 

The Cheapest Cell Phone Plans [December 2019]

https://www.techjunkie.com/cheapest-cell-phone-plans/

 

Cannot find, push or install an app from Microsoft Store on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/cannot-find-push-install-an-app-from-microsoft-store

 

Astronomers Identify 100 Stars That Went Missing Over Time, for Unknown Reasons

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/303769-astronomers-identify-100-stars-that-went-missing-over-time-for-unknown-reasons

 

Windows 10 is getting DNS over HTTPS (DoH) support

Microsoft plans to encrypt DNS queries over the HTTPS protocol automatically in future releases of Windows 10 to improve privacy and security.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-dns-over-https-doh-support/

 

How to Change HDR and SDR Brightness Balance Level in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/146775-how-change-hdr-sdr-brightness-balance-level-windows-10-a.html

 

Stellarium

Explore the Universe and learn about planets, constellations and other celestial objects in a fun, educational and interactive 3D environment

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/Home-Education/Stellarium.shtml

 

Microsoft could soon fix the worst thing about Windows updates

Feature packs for smaller downloads

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/microsoft-could-soon-fix-the-worst-thing-about-windows-updates

 

The Rise of Skywalker’s realest-feeling tech is ancient censorship software

Let old DRM die. Kill it if you have to

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/23/21027946/star-wars-the-rise-of-skywalker-babu-frik-c3po-droid-drm

 

20 Vulnerabilities to Prioritize Patching Before 2020

Researchers list the top 20 vulnerabilities currently exploited by attack groups around the world.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/20-vulnerabilities-to-prioritize-patching-before-2020/d/d-id/1336691

 

Facebook has a new payment system – can we trust it?

https://www.komando.com/social-media/facebook-has-a-new-payment-system-can-we-trust-it/685397/

 

Samsung Prepares Neon AI For CES Debut

A Samsung exec and an award-winning director have been tweeting about a new "artificial intelligence being" coming from the electronics maker within the next few weeks.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372695/samsung-prepares-neon-ai-for-ces-debut

 

$2M in merchandise recovered; 3 arrested in 'sophisticated' Chicago-area retail theft ring, Wilmette police say

https://www.yahoo.com/news/2m-merchandise-recovered-3-arrested-205323211.html

 

Ablebits.com Smart Toolbar for Microsoft Excel

This Microsoft Excel add-in allows you to quickly access cell formatting, font style, equations, rules or functions from a side panel

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Other-Office-Tools/Ablebits-com-Smart-Toolbar-for-Microsoft-Excel.shtml

 

TP-Link routers can be hacked: What to do now

Patches are available

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/tp-link-routers-can-be-hacked-what-to-do-now

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TikTok’s national security scrutiny tightens as US Navy reportedly bans popular social app

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/21/tiktoks-national-security-scrutiny-tightens-as-u-s-navy-reportedly-bans-popular-social-app/

 

How to connect your iPhone or iPad to your TV

Try these options when you want to view iPhone or iPad content on a bigger screen.

https://www.techhive.com/article/249065/how-to-connect-your-iphone-to-your-hdtv.html

 

How to Make Windows 10 Look Like Windows 7 or XP

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-10-windows-xp-7-8-look-alike/

 

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/

 

Geekly Update - 24 December 2019

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_24_december_2019.html

 

Ghostery launches Midnight for privacy and ad-blocking beyond the browser

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/19/ghosteyr-midnight/

 

Graphics cards ranked, from fastest to slowest

May your frame rates be high

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3389120/graphics-cards-ranked-fastest-to-slowest.html

 

Full? Incremental? Differential? What Kind of Backup Do I Want?

Terms relating to backing up can be exceptionally confusing. Understanding the terms can lead to better decisions when backing up.

https://askleo.com/full-incremental-differential-kind-backup-want/

 

This stained glass-style Xbox gaming PC is making us green with envy

With Xbox's focus on improving PC gaming on Windows, this Xbox-branded PC tower feels more appropriate than ever.

https://www.windowscentral.com/stained-glass-style-xbox-gaming-pc-making-me-green-envy

 

Plenty of Fish leaks private user information

Users have private information freely displayed on their dating profiles

https://www.techradar.com/news/plenty-of-fish-leaks-private-user-information

 

How to use Presenter Coach to improve your PowerPoint presentations

The Presenter Coach can analyze and judge your spoken Microsoft PowerPoint presentations to help you enhance them.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-presenter-coach-to-improve-your-powerpoint-presentations/

 

Privacy shmivacy: The forgotten feature

Until reviews mention it, people will make uninformed decisions.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3511591/privacy-shmivacy-the-forgotten-feature.html

 

AirPods Pro Offer 'Close to Seamless' Audio Experience Thanks to Improved Bluetooth Latency

https://www.macrumors.com/2019/12/23/airpods-pro-bluetooth-latency/

 

Samsung’s stunning ‘The Space’ PC monitor is near its lowest price ever in this limited-time deal

https://bgr.com/2019/12/24/best-monitor-deals-on-amazon-year-end-sale/

 

Chinese Hacking Group, Quiet for Years, Resumes Global Attacks

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/chinese-hacking-group-quiet-years-060000466.html

 

Twitter: Update Android App to Protect Your Tweets, Direct Messages

Hackers could sneak into your Twitter account and see "nonpublic account information" such as direct messages and protected tweets if you don't update the Android app.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372671/twitter-update-android-app-to-protect-your-tweets-direct-m

 

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

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

 

How to Use Your Smartphone as a Windows Microphone

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

 

Ransomware Hits Florida PRIDE On Saturday, Systems Still Down

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ransomware-hits-florida-pride-on-saturday-systems-still-down/

 

[BIG RED BOW?] Online Car Buying Tips

https://askbobrankin.com/big_red_bow_online_car_buying_tips.html

 

WD SN550 NVMe SSD: Good performance, very good price

An improvement on WD's own SN500 in every way, the SN550 is also only 10 cents per gigabyte in the 1TB capacity.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3505876/wd-blue-sn550-nvme-ssd-review.html

 

Plenty of Fish app was leaking users’ hidden names and postal codes

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/23/plenty-of-fish-app-data-leak/

 

Recovering from Ransomware with an Online Backup

People often cite ransomware as a reason to avoid automated online backups, thinking that those backups will be impacted. OneDrive provides an answer.

https://askleo.com/recovering-ransomware-online-backup/

 

You still have some time to get 12GB of data for just $15 a month

https://www.windowscentral.com/mint-mobile-black-friday-offer-updated

 

PS5 vs Xbox Series X: what we know so far

With the same release window for the PS5 and Xbox Series X, who will have the advantage?

https://www.techradar.com/news/xbox-project-scarlett-vs-ps5

 

How to edit videos on your iPhone or iPad

The latest versions of iOS and iPadOS offer new tools and tricks for sprucing up your videos. Follow this step-by-step on editing videos on iPhone or iPad.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-edit-videos-on-your-iphone-or-ipad/

 

Five products we’d love to see from Apple in 2020

We know we can expect new iPhones, Apple Watches, and Mac updates. What about everything else?

https://www.macworld.com/article/3490077/five-products-wed-love-to-see-from-apple-in-2020.html

 

Best 6 portable chargers and battery packs at every price point

A solid portable charger for your phone, laptop, earbuds and other mobile devices can be worth its weight in gold. Here are some of the best.

https://www.nbcnews.com/shopping/tech-gadgets/best-portable-chargers-battery-packs-n1106221

 

One of Vizio’s best soundbars is down to $81 on Amazon

https://bgr.com/2019/12/24/vizio-soundbar-amazon-price-lower-than-black-friday/

 

A mysterious foldable phone that snaps shut like a flip phone has appeared on Chinese social media, and people are saying it's Samsung's successor to the Galaxy Fold

https://www.yahoo.com/news/mysterious-foldable-phone-snaps-shut-151501823.html

 

NBC Peacock to Feature Ad-Supported Plans, Live TV

When it arrives in April 2020, streaming service Peacock should offer three tiers. Two of them will feature advertisements, and the third gets rid of ads for $10 per month. NBCUniversal hopes to challenge Netflix, Disney+, and others with Peacock as a low-cost alternative.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372670/nbc-peacock-to-feature-ad-supported-plans-live-tv

 

Facebook fixed a bug that lets the app take over your camera

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/facebook-secretly-uses-phone-cameras/610571/

 

3 Ways to Run Android Apps on Windows

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

 

Microsoft Threat Protection Released in Public Preview

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-threat-protection-released-in-public-preview/

 

[SECURITY] Foistware Blocker in Windows 10

https://askbobrankin.com/security_foistware_blocker_in_windows_10.html

 

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 best free software for your PC

Start off right with solid security tools, productivity software, and other programs that every PC needs.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2082305/best-free-software-for-pc.html#slide1

 

Just What Is a Backup, Anyway?

At its most basic, backups are simple: a copy of something to keep it safe.

https://askleo.com/just-backup-anyway/

 

8 Zip revamped with new look and several archiving improvements

8 Zip jumps on the Fluent Design train with its latest update.

https://www.windowscentral.com/8-zip-revamped-new-look-and-several-archiving-improvements

 

5G: everything you need to know

5G is finally rolling out to dozens of cities

https://www.techradar.com/news/what-is-5g-everything-you-need-to-know

 

How to set the default USB behavior in Android 10

Have you experienced Android not reacting when you plug it into your PC or your Android auto-enabled vehicle? End that frustration by setting the default USB behavior.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-set-the-default-usb-behavior-in-android-10/

 

How to use a mouse on an iPad or iPhone

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

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

 

Twitter bans animated PNG files after online attackers targeted users with epilepsy

Trolls could use the animated images to prompt seizures in photosensitive people

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/23/21035855/twitter-bans-apngs-trolls-seizures-epilepsy-foundation-attack

 

Alexa and Google enabled smart plugs are just $7.50 each in this crazy year-end sale

https://bgr.com/2019/12/24/alexa-smart-plug-discounted-price-amazon-year-end-sale/

 

Leaked Data Set Reveals Individual Tracking of 12 Million Phones

https://www.yahoo.com/news/leaked-data-set-reveals-individual-183249639.html

 

Report: Apple Developing Satellite-Based Internet for Future Devices

Satellites could transfer data directly to Apple's devices and reduce dependency on wireless carriers, Bloomberg reports. It's another sign Apple wishes to replace most outside partners with in-house technologies in the next decade.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372669/report-apple-developing-satellite-based-internet-for-future

 

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

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

 

Using Linux With Wayland? What You Need to Know

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/using-linux-with-wayland/

 

One Day, Three Credit Card Data Breach Notifications

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/one-day-three-credit-card-data-breach-notifications/

 

How Private is Your Web Browsing?

https://askbobrankin.com/how_private_is_your_web_browsing.html

 

Healthcare startup Lyfebin exposed medical images

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/20/lyfebin-medical-imagees-exposed/

 

How to set up your new computer

Set up antivirus, clear out bloatware, and perform other tasks to keep your PC humming well into the future.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3040361/how-to-set-up-new-computer.html

 

Restoring Files with File History

File History, when properly enabled and configured, can restore deleted files or previous version of files that have changed.

https://askleo.com/restoring-files-file-history/

 

How to disable Windows 10's Remote Assistance feature

If you don't usually need remote assistance, you should consider disabling the feature on Windows 10. Here's how to do it.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-disable-remote-assistance-windows-10

 

Get Ape Out game for free on Epic Store (and free games everyday this week, too)

But act fast!

https://www.techradar.com/news/get-ape-out-game-for-free-on-epic-store-and-free-games-everyday-this-week-too

 

Cloud computing in 2020: Predictions about security, AI, Kubernetes, more

Find out what Jack Wallen predicts for the cloud and cloud-adjacent technology in 2020 and why he encourages you to dream big.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/cloud-computing-in-2020-predictions-about-security-ai-kubernetes-more/

 

Apple TV-plus streaming service: The first shows and movies, price, and how to watch

Apple’s video streaming service debuts on November 1. Here’s everything you need to know

https://www.macworld.com/video/99007/apple-tv-streaming-service-the-first-shows-and-movies-price-and-how-to-watch

 

Decade in review: Google Chromecast and Google Cast revolutionized how we stream media

The way we consume media radically changed over the past decade thanks to streaming innovations like Chromecast.

https://www.androidcentral.com/best-decade-google-chromecast-and-google-cast

 

T-Mobile is apparently considering a merger with the cable giant of your nightmares

https://bgr.com/2019/12/23/t-mobile-merger-with-comcast-under-consideration/

 

This Apple Watch charger plugs directly into your iPad or MacBook

https://www.yahoo.com/news/2019-12-19-satechi-apple-watch-usb-c-dock.html

 

11 Tech Trends We Need to Dump in 2020

Here's what bothered us most in tech this year, from the surveillance state and 5G hype to too many streaming services. May they end up in the 2020 trash heap.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/371937/11-tech-trends-we-need-to-dump-in-2020

 

4 clever ways smart tech can make your home safer

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/automation-routines-for-safer-home/605045/

 

Want to Install Elementary OS? 8 Reasons Why You Should!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reasons-install-elementary-os/

 

The 20 most popular sci-tech stories of 2019

Which stories caught everyone's attention this year?

https://arstechnica.com/staff/2019/12/the-20-most-popular-tech-stories-of-2019/

 

Flickr owner SmugMug emails subscribers with an urgent request: help us find more paying users

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/19/flickr-owner-smugmug-emails-subscribers-with-an-urgent-request-help-us-find-more-paying-users/

 

Decade in review: Google Assistant and Google Home did smart assistants right

The Google Assistant fundamentally changed how we interact with Google services.

https://www.androidcentral.com/best-decade-google-assistant-and-google-home

 

Best NAS drive for media streaming and backup

Network-attached storage (NAS) is an ideal solution for streaming and archiving your music, photos, and videos. It's also ideal for backing up your PCs and smart devices. These are our top picks in the consumer space.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3143648/best-nas-box-for-media-streaming-and-backup.html

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Twitter blocks animated PNGs to keep trolls from using them to trigger seizures (updated)

You’ll still be able to use GIFs when you feel the need to share your favorite screencaps.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/23/twitter-blocks-apng-stop-seizures/

 

Windows 10 Security Warning As Dropbox Zero-Day Is Confirmed

https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2019/12/23/windows-10-security-warning-as-dropbox-zero-day-vulnerability-is-confirmed/

 

Wawa reveals massive data breach and says all of its hundreds of thousands of customers may have had info stolen over 9 months

https://www.yahoo.com/news/wawa-announces-data-breach-may-225900176.html

 

Trolls turned 911 into a weapon. Now cops are fighting back

Once viewed as a prank, police are now treating 'swatting' as a serious crime that wastes city resources and puts targets' lives at risk.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/all/trolls-turned-911-weapon-now-cops-are-fighting-back-n1105991

 

The 12 weirdest cybersecurity stories of 2019

Including a thumb drive you put in your leg, cybercriminals stealing school lunch info, and using AI to impersonate a CEO

https://blog.avast.com/weirdest-cybersecurity-stories-of-2019

 

REAPER Digital Audio Workstation 6.0 Adds FX Plug-in Embedding, Improved HiDPI Support

REAPER, a digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer software for Windows, macOS and Linux

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/12/reaper-digital-audio-workstation-60.html

 

NextDNS is new Firefox DNS-over HTTPS partner

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/18/nextdns-is-new-firefox-dns-over-https-partner/

 

Is Your Mac Running Slow? 10 Simple Tips to Speed It Up

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/speed-up-mac-running-slow/

 

Creating a Backup Image Using EaseUS Todo Free

Microsoft is apparently removing image backup capability from Windows 10. We'll make an image backup using a third-party alternative.

https://askleo.com/creating-backup-image-using-easeus-todo-free/

 

Delete ToTok, it could be spying on you, users told

https://www.techradar.com/news/users-told-to-delete-totok-following-spying-fears

 

Twelve Million Phones, One Dataset, Zero Privacy

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/19/opinion/location-tracking-cell-phone.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_191220?campaign_id=2&instance_id=14655&segment_id=19765&user_id=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&regi_id=496806371220

 

Apple is reportedly entering the satellite business, taking on SpaceX and Amazon

  - Apple has been quietly staffing a team to find new ways to beam data directly between its devices and satellites, Bloomberg reported Friday.

  - It remains unclear if Apple plans to construct its own satellites or if it will use existing satellites.

  - Apple would be the latest entrant into an increasingly crowded, high-stakes market that includes SpaceX and Amazon.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/20/apple-is-entering-the-satellite-business-report-says.html

 

267M Facebook Users Had Names, Phone Numbers Leaked On Dark Web

https://dailyvoice.com/new-york/nassau/news/267m-facebook-users-had-names-phone-numbers-leaked-on-dark-web/780911/

 

Chinese Hackers Bypass 2FA in Attacks Spanning 10 Countries

https://gizmodo.com/chinese-hackers-bypass-2fa-in-attacks-spanning-10-count-1840613473

 

TerraMaster F2-210 NAS review: This super-affordable box delivers fast streaming

You can't argue with the price of this quality two-bay box, and the software feature set continues to expand.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3455225/terramaster-f2-210-nas-box-review.html

 

Avira review: what sets this malware solution apart?

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

 

Tech how-to: Change desktop icon size on your Windows computer

https://www.komando.com/how-tos/change-icon-size-on-windows-computer/610970/

 

Verizon Hits 31 5G Cities, Fulfilling Its Promise for 2019

Verizon fulfilled the marketing promise it made to have 5G in 30 cities, but that isn't translating into broad coverage across those metro areas.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372681/verizon-hits-31-5g-cities-fulfilling-its-promise-for-2019

 

Hidden cable fees are about to go away

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/hidden-cable-fees-are-about-to-go-away-223030826.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

 

Ransomware hits 4 US cities in less than a month

https://blog.avast.com/ransomware-attacks-hit-4-u.s.-cities-in-december

 

How To Automate Repetitive Typing (Text Expansion) With AutoKey On Linux

Text expansion (or substitution) helps you save time by transforming abbreviations into a long string of text.

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/11/how-to-automate-repetitive-typing-text.html

 

Cloudflare releases Privacy Pass 2.0 extension

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

 

MacBook Cursor Jumps While Typing? 7 Fixes to Try

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/stop-erratic-cursor-behaviour-typing-mac/

 

Creating an EaseUS Todo Emergency Disk

Before you can restore a backup image created using EaseUS Todo, you'll need an emergency disk.

https://askleo.com/creating-easeus-todo-emergency-disk/

 

Nvidia releases emergency patch for GeForce Experience – make sure you download it now

Fixes high severity vulnerability

https://www.techradar.com/au/news/nvidia-releases-emergency-patch-for-geforce-experience-make-sure-you-download-it-now

 

How to Track President Trump (Santa sounds like a better choice)

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/20/opinion/location-data-national-security.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_191221?campaign_id=2&instance_id=14656&segment_id=19800&user_id=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&regi_id=496806371221

 

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

 

High-Performance Si Nanoparticle Anode for All-Solid-State Li Batteries (second pending improvement in 2019)

https://scitechdaily.com/high-performance-si-nanoparticle-anode-for-all-solid-state-li-batteries/

 

Apple has App Store surprises in store for iPhone and iPad owners this Christmas

https://bgr.com/2019/12/23/free-iphone-apps-apple-app-store-surprises-available-for-christmas/

 

How to connect your iPhone or iPad to your TV

Try these options when you want to view iPhone or iPad content on a bigger screen.

https://www.techhive.com/article/249065/how-to-connect-your-iphone-to-your-hdtv.html

 

How to detect Search Encrypt and remove it from your Mac

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

 

5 best dashcam apps for iPhone and Android

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

 

America Still Not Completely Sold on In-Home Surveillance

Despite a booming industry, the surveillance market has still not won over everyone when it comes to putting security cameras in the home.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/372599/america-still-not-completely-sold-on-in-home-surveillance

 

San Francisco is changing its facial recognition ban after it accidentally made the iPhones it gave to city employees illegal

https://www.yahoo.com/news/san-francisco-changing-facial-recognition-230157063.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

 

Latest Ring hack shows families need better IoT security

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

 

RipMe Is An Easy To Use Bulk Image Downloader (GUI And CLI)

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/11/ripme-is-easy-to-use-bulk-image.html

 

Opera Software tests Cloudflare DNS over HTTPS in Opera 65

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/21/opera-software-tests-cloudflare-dns-over-https-in-opera-65/

 

How to Fix Your Mac’s “kernel_task” High CPU Usage Bug

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fix-mac-kernel-task-high-cpu-usage/

 

Restoring an Image Using EaseUS Todo

You have an image backup and an emergency disk. Here's how you restore that image to your computer.

https://askleo.com/restoring-image-using-easeus-todo/

 

How to Fix: Stop Neighbors Stealing WiFi

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10678/how-fix-stop-neighbors-stealing-wifi

 

It Seemed Like a Popular Chat App. It’s Secretly a Spy Tool.

ToTok, an Emirati messaging app that has been downloaded to millions of phones, is the latest escalation of a digital arms race.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/22/us/politics/totok-app-uae.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_191223?campaign_id=2&instance_id=14752&segment_id=19827&user_id=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&regi_id=496806371223

 

Report: NBC’s Apple TV+ competitor to offer ‘live’ TV, exclude shows like ‘The Office’ from free tier

https://9to5mac.com/2019/12/21/nbc-peacock-streaming-service-the-office/#more-625611

 

Stab yourself to save Earth, Amazon Alexa tells owner

https://www.deccanherald.com/specials/stab-yourself-to-save-earth-amazon-alexa-tells-owner-788040.html

 

Twitter to Android users: We've just patched this nasty bug so update your app ASAP

Flaw could have allowed attacker to control accounts, but social media giant said it has no evidence the bug was exploited.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/twitter-to-android-users-weve-just-patched-this-nasty-bug-so-update-your-app-asap/

 

How to determine which free over-the-air TV channels you can tune in

Figuring out which channels are available for free where you live, and the antenna you need, is easy with our guide.

https://www.techhive.com/video/93687/how-to-determine-which-free-over-the-air-tv-channels-you-can-tune-in

 

How to remove Locky ransomware from Mac

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

 

How to tell if a Google Play app is safe

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

 

Mr. Grinch, Is That You? Nest Hello Nabs Christmas Light-Cutting Bandit

Google's video doorbell assisted in identifying a man who tried sabotaging at least one person's home entered into a Christmas display contest.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372674/mr-grinch-is-that-you-nest-hello-nabs-christmas-light-cut

 

Israeli spyware allegedly used to target Pakistani officials' phones

https://www.yahoo.com/news/israeli-spyware-allegedly-used-target-135632849.html

 

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

 

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

Malicious landing pages infected routers, sending users to phishing pages posing as banking sites and Netflix

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

 

Shortwave Internet Radio Player For Linux Has Its First Beta Release

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

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

 

Cloudflare launches DNS app for Android and iOS

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/11/12/cloudflare-launches-dns-app-for-android-and-ios/

 

What Is FileVault on macOS and How Do I Use It?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-is-mac-os-x-filevault-how-do-i-use-it/

 

Restoring a File from an EaseUS Todo Image Backup

Even though an image backup contains everything, that doesn't mean you need to restore it all if you only need one file.

https://askleo.com/restoring-file-easeus-todo-image-backup/

 

How to Fix: Move System Partition to C

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10682/how-fix-move-system-partition-c

 

Sony Can’t Make Image Sensors Fast Enough to Keep Up With Demand

  - Dominant mobile camera chip maker has enviable demand problem

   - Apologizing to customers ‘because we just can’t make enough’

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-12-23/sony-can-t-make-image-sensors-fast-enough-to-keep-up-with-demand

 

Apple will offer a daily surprise on the App Store from December 24 to 29

https://9to5mac.com/2019/12/23/apple-will-offer-a-daily-surprise-on-the-app-store-from-december-24-to-29/

 

Remix Could Bring Some Cinnamon Lovers Back to Ubuntu

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Remix-Could-Bring-Some-Cinnamon-Lovers-Back-to-Ubuntu-86429.html

 

Google’s collaboration with Amazon, Apple is what the smart home needs right now

https://www.digitaltrends.com/news/apple-amazon-google-partner-to-create-better-smart-home/

 

Amazon's Echo Flex turns any wall outlet into a smart speaker, and it's under $20 today

Amazon's Echo Flex is $20 today, its lowest price yet, or two for $35 with a coupon code.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3511621/amazons-echo-flex-turns-any-wall-outlet-into-a-smart-speaker-and-its-under-20-today.html

 

How to adjust Mac fan speed?

https://macpaw.com/how-to/mac-fan-control-settings

 

4 things to do when you get a new PC

https://www.komando.com/downloads/4-things-to-do-when-you-get-a-new-pc/598763/

 

US Navy Bans TikTok, Citing 'Cybersecurity Threat'

Both the United States Navy and the Army are instructing service members to avoid ByteDance's TikTok on government-issued smartphones. Lawmakers suggest the popular app poses a threat to national security. ByteDance, however, denies any close relationship with the Chinese government.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372673/us-navy-bans-tiktok-citing-cybersecurity-threat

 

Apple, Amazon & Alphabet Alliance to Boost Smart Home Space

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-amazon-alphabet-alliance-boost-144202254.html

 

How to run a script at start-up on a Raspberry Pi using crontab

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/how-to-run-a-script-at-start-up-on-a-raspberry-pi-using-crontab/

 

Amazon's Echo Flex turns any wall outlet into a smart speaker, and it's under $20 today

Amazon's Echo Flex is $20 today, its lowest price yet, or two for $35 with a coupon code.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3511621/amazons-echo-flex-turns-any-wall-outlet-into-a-smart-speaker-and-its-under-20-today.html

 

Best cheaper tech alternatives

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ7MJYAF-L4&t=11s

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 TO ALL; Have a Happy and Safe Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah

 

Your Modern Car Is A Privacy Nightmare

https://jalopnik.com/your-modern-car-is-a-privacy-nightmare-1840483775

 

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/

 

Inside Magecart and Genesis.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-rs-2019-12-21.html

 

Is TikTok 2020’s New Propaganda Playground?

https://news.yahoo.com/tiktok-2020-propaganda-playground-095813793.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

6 Ways to Find Which TV Series to Binge Watch Next 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/find-tv-series-binge-watch/

 

How to Customize Windows 10’s News App

https://www.howtogeek.com/450445/how-to-customize-windows-10s-news-app/

 

What Is an Emulator?

The tech that lets computers copy each other

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

 

Uber and Lyft drivers could become employees with this law: 10 things to know

Come January, a landmark law is set to go into effect and possibly turn ride-hail drivers into employees. This could upend the gig economy as we know it.

https://www.cnet.com/news/uber-and-lyft-drivers-could-become-employees-with-this-law-10-things-to-know/

 

How to Send Multiple Emails as Attachments in Gmail

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-send-multiple-emails-as-attachments-in-gmail-1840340511

 

Microsoft dissolves links between features and Windows 10 releases (Windows users MUST READ)

The company this week made more changes to its Windows 10 development model, changes that have implications for future releases.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3510649/microsoft-dissolves-links-between-features-and-windows-10-releases.html

 

Vivaldi 2.10 is out with compatibility improvements

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/19/vivaldi-2-10-is-out-with-compatibility-improvements/

 

Cities get smarter

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/features/cities-get-smarter/

 

How to Disable Auto Brightness in iOS

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

 

Greece to Extradite Russian Bitcoin Suspect to France

https://www.securityweek.com/greece-extradite-russian-bitcoin-suspect-france

 

[Tip] Disable Picture-In-Picture (PIP) Mode in Mozilla Firefox

https://www.askvg.com/tip-disable-picture-in-picture-pip-mode-in-mozilla-firefox/

 

Terror group ISIS testing blockchain messaging app

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/terror-group-isis-testing-blockchain-150028142.html

 

Trolls Sent Strobing GIFS to People With Epilepsy in A Targeted Attack During Epilepsy Awareness Month

https://gizmodo.com/trolls-sent-strobing-gifs-to-people-with-epilepsy-in-a-1840508861

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Spec and Price Leaks

A launch across Europe is apparently imminent for this 6.7-inch smartphone.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372680/samsung-galaxy-s10-lite-spec-and-price-leaks

 

Flaw in popular ATMs allows criminals to steal cash and your data

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/security-flaw-discovered-in-atms-across-america/612740/

 

Roku’s Stream-a-thon Offers Free Premium TV

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/roku-stream-a-thon-free-premium-tv/

 

How to Convert Currency in Google Sheets

https://www.howtogeek.com/449986/how-to-convert-currency-in-google-sheets/

 

How to Get Classic Solitaire for Windows 10

Download Microsoft Solitaire for free and play the popular PC game

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

 

Protect your Ring camera from hackers by setting up two-factor authentication

A rash of takeovers of Ring cameras is a good reminder to lock down your security devices.

https://www.cnet.com/news/set-up-two-factor-authentication-to-keep-your-ring-camera-from-getting-hacked/

 

Use Incognito Mode to Hide Where You Go in Google Maps

https://lifehacker.com/use-incognito-mode-to-hide-where-you-go-in-google-maps-1840341236

 

Desktop 2025

The desktop is undergoing change, but what will it look like in five years? Here’s what I see in my somewhat cracked crystal ball.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3510465/desktop-2025.html

 

Linux Mint 19.3 has been released

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/18/linux-mint-19-3-has-been-released/

 

Busted! 2019’s top cybercrime news

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/features/busted-2019s-top-cybercrime-news/

 

How to Change the Default Font in Google Chrome

https://www.maketecheasier.com/change-default-font-chrome/

 

Massive Errors Found in Facial Recognition Tech: US Study

https://www.securityweek.com/massive-errors-found-facial-recognition-tech-us-study

 

[Firefox Tip] Use Separate Default Search Engine in Private Browsing Mode

https://www.askvg.com/firefox-tip-use-separate-default-search-engine-in-private-browsing-mode/

 

[Firefox Tip] Use Separate Default Search Engine in Private Browsing Mode

https://www.askvg.com/firefox-tip-use-separate-default-search-engine-in-private-browsing-mode/

 

The 11 biggest scandals Mark Zuckerberg faced over the last decade as he became one of the world's most powerful people

https://www.yahoo.com/news/11-biggest-scandals-mark-zuckerberg-160200269.html

 

Unroll.me Settles With FTC for Rifling Through Its Users' Email Inboxes to Find Receipts

https://gizmodo.com/unroll-me-settles-with-ftc-for-rifling-through-its-user-1840496042

 

Messaging App ToTok Pulled From Stores After Spying Allegations

Voice and video chat app, popular in the Middle East, is said to be a UAE government spying operation.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372683/messaging-app-totok-pulled-from-stores-after-spying-allegati

 

Hackers have a shockingly easy new way to take over your smartphone

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/android-flaw-baseband-allows-hackers-access/612737/

 

How to Test Your Home Network Speed (And Decipher the Results)

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/test-home-network-speed-decipher-results/

 

Beware These 7 Facebook Scams

https://www.howtogeek.com/449710/beware-these-7-facebook-scams/

 

How to Open HEIC Files in Windows

Open this newer format easily

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

 

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/

 

You Can Finally Move Events Between Google Calendars on Android

https://lifehacker.com/you-can-finally-move-events-between-google-calendars-on-1840323107

 

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

 

SimpleVideoCutter is a free and incredibly easy to use video trimming tool for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/18/simplevideocutter-is-a-free-and-incredibly-easy-to-use-video-trimming-tool-for-windows/

 

Open dark web database exposes info on 267 million Facebook

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/database-security/open-dark-web-database-exposes-info-on-267-million-facebook/

 

9 Great Apps to Watch Videos Online with Friends in Real Time

https://www.maketecheasier.com/watch-videos-online-with-friends-realtime/

 

Cyber Attack Forces Airline to Cancel Flights in Alaska

https://www.securityweek.com/cyber-attack-forces-airline-cancel-flights-alaska

 

[Tip] Enable Tab Freeze or Tab Suspend Feature in Google Chrome

https://www.askvg.com/tip-enable-tab-freeze-or-tab-suspend-feature-in-google-chrome/

 

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

https://www.yahoo.com/news/samsungs-upcoming-galaxy-s11-smartphones-150604217.html

 

Samsung Electronics Chairman Is Going to Jail for Union Sabotage

https://gizmodo.com/samsung-electronics-chairman-is-going-to-jail-for-union-1840482934

 

Sling TV Raises Prices, Introduces More Channels, Free Cloud DVR

Live TV streaming service Sling announced it'll raise prices while also adding more channels to the Blue and Orange plans. Both are set at $30 each per month, and some of Sling TV's add-on packages have also gotten more expensive.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372686/sling-tv-raises-prices-introduces-more-channels-free-cloud

 

What’s the safest way to lock your smartphone? PIN, facial recognition or fingerprint

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/whats-the-safest-way-to-lock-your-smartphone-pin-face-id-or-fingerprint/602111/

 

Want to Install Elementary OS? 8 Reasons Why You Should!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reasons-install-elementary-os/

 

Which iPhones Have Wireless Charging?

https://www.howtogeek.com/449429/which-iphones-have-wireless-charging/

 

How to Use the Office App for Windows

Learn about the new Office app debuting on Windows 10

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

 

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/

 

Send Yourself Notes With Chrome's New Shared Clipboard

https://lifehacker.com/send-yourself-notes-with-chromes-new-shared-clipboard-1840316711

 

Microsoft blinks: Security Essentials will continue to receive updates after Jan. 14

According to an official post, the company will continue to ship updates to Microsoft Security Essentials after Win7’s demise on Jan. 7. At least, that's what we've been promised. The FAQ hasn't been fixed yet.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3510500/microsoft-blinks-security-essentials-will-continue-to-receive-updates-after-jan-14.html

 

LogMeIn (LastPass) to be acquired by Private Equity Firms

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/18/logmein-lastpass-to-be-acquired-by-private-equity-firms/

 

2019 Data breaches

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/features/2019-data-breaches/

 

How to Convert HEIC Files to JPG Using Preview on Mac

https://www.maketecheasier.com/convert-heic-jpg-preview-mac/

 

British Hacker Sentenced for Blackmailing Apple

https://www.securityweek.com/british-hacker-sentenced-blackmailing-apple

 

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

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

 

Amazon wants to skip a regulatory line to launch 3,236 high-speed internet satellites, but SpaceX is crying foul

https://www.yahoo.com/news/amazon-wants-skip-line-launch-230708998.html

 

Apple Kills App That Made iPhones Look Like iPods Because No Fun Allowed

https://gizmodo.com/apple-kills-app-that-made-iphones-look-like-ipods-becau-1840482716

 

NBC Peacock Signs Deal with Lionsgate, Filling Out Streaming Library

The deal between Comcast and Lionsgate will license content in both directions. When Peacock arrives next year, it'll offer series and films from Lionsgate's production arms. Lionsgate, meanwhile, will borrow NBCUniversal's content for the Starz premium cab

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372690/nbc-peacock-signs-deal-with-lionsgate-filling-out-streaming

 

4 clever ways smart tech can make your home safer

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/automation-routines-for-safer-home/605045/

 

8 Lightweight Linux Distros Ideal for Intel Atom Processor PCs

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-lightweight-linux-distros-ideal-intel-atom-processor-pc/

 

After Deadly Crashes of Marquee Aircraft, Boeing CEO Is Out

Boeing's CEO is stepping down with no end in sight for a crisis that has enveloped the manufacturer and its marquee aircraft, the Max 737.

https://www.snopes.com/ap/2019/12/23/after-deadly-crashes-of-marquee-aircraft-boeing-ceo-is-out/

 

These kids' smartwatches have security problems as simple as 1-2-3

The default password on these three smartwatches sold on Amazon could let hackers track and eavesdrop on children.

https://www.cnet.com/news/these-kids-smartwatches-have-security-problems-as-simple-as-1-2-3/

 

Nuclear Bot Author Arrested in Sextortion Case

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

 

Google's New AI Project Could Be a Conservation Game Changer

https://earther.gizmodo.com/google-develops-ai-to-mine-camera-trap-photos-in-the-na-1840484176

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Imposter scams use new tech and techniques to steal retirees' life savings

"They're retired, you know. They lost everything. And so they're still struggling with paying the bills and everything," said the daughter of one victim.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/imposter-scams-employ-new-tech-techniques-steal-retirees-life-savings-n1101716

 

Facebook blocks group spreading pro-Trump posts from fake accounts

https://news.yahoo.com/facebook-blocks-group-spreading-pro-trump-posts-fake-221254623.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

Video Games and Online Chats Are ‘Hunting Grounds’ for Sexual Predators

Criminals are making virtual connections with children through gaming and social media platforms. One popular site warns visitors, “Please be careful.”

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/07/us/video-games-child-sex-abuse.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_191208?campaign_id=2&instance_id=14317&segment_id=19407&user_id=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&regi_id=496806371208

 

The Worst Passwords of 2019 Have Been Revealed

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/worst-passwords-of-2019/

 

How a Password-Free World Could Have Prevented the Biggest Breaches of 2019

If history has taught us anything, it's that hackers can (and will) compromise passwords. Innovation in authentication technology is poised to change that in the coming year.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/how-a-password-free-world-could-have-prevented-the-biggest-breaches-of-2019/a/d-id/1336629

 

How to add a Trendline in Microsoft Excel

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-add-a-trendline-in-microsoft-excel

 

China combines AI and blockchain to be judge and jury

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/china-combines-ai-blockchain-judge-140000731.html

 

The Rise of Skywalker Is Being Used to Push Malware Downloads, Surprising No One

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/303717-the-rise-of-skywalker-is-being-used-to-push-malware-downloads-surprising-no-one

 

How To Fix Pixelated Photos & Pictures

https://www.techjunkie.com/fix-pixelated-pictures/

 

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

https://tinyurl.com/r45sqq2

 

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/

 

THE 84 BIGGEST FLOPS, FAILS, AND DEAD DREAMS OF THE DECADE IN TECH

A decade of failures

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/20/21029499/decade-fails-flops-tech-science-culture-apple-google-data-kickstarter-2010-2019

 

IObit Malware Fighter 6.6.1/7 Beta Offline Database

A specialized definitions database that you can rely on to keep your edition of IObit Malware Fighter up to date, even if your PC is not connected to the Internet

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/Signatures-Updates/IObit-Malware-Fighter-Offline-Database.shtml

 

Which Home Security Camera Has the Best Storage Plan?

Find out which company offers the best deal and most features for saving your home security camera footage in the cloud.

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/security-camera-storage-plans-comparison,review-5178.html

 

Over 267 million Facebook users reportedly had data exposed online

Security researchers found user IDs, phone numbers and names in a database.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/19/facebook-data-exposed-online/

 

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

 

The 3 safest ways to pay online (Hint: Don’t use your credit card)
https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/3-safest-ways-to-pay-online/610022/

 

Epic Is Giving Away Free Games for Christmas

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/epic-free-games-christmas/

 

Worried About Magecart? Here's How to Check for It

Researchers share how everyday users can check for malicious code on e-commerce websites.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/worried-about-magecart-heres-how-to-check-for-it-/d/d-id/1336657

 

How to Copy or Clone Bootable USB Drive on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-copy-or-clone-bootable-usb-drive-on-windows-10

 

How to add Google Drive to the desktop on your Mac computer, and automatically sync folders in both places

https://www.yahoo.com/news/add-google-drive-desktop-mac-180900394.html

 

Best Games for Laptops and Low-End PCs in 2020

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/269774-best-games-you-can-play-on-laptops-and-low-end-pcs

 

The Best Free Firewall Software [December 2019]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-free-firewall-software/

 

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

 

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/

 

16 predictions for social networks in 2020

What’s next for Facebook, TikTok, Slack, and more

https://www.theverge.com/interface/2019/12/20/21030123/social-media-predictions-2020-facebook-tiktok-slack-google

 

Ditto

Extend your Windows clipboard by saving all of the items that you have placed there so as to be able to access them at a later date

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

 

Verizon 5G in LA: Closing in on 2 Gbps speeds

Verizon’s 5G network delivers crazy fast speeds, but coverage is a work in progress

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/verizon-5g-in-la-closing-in-on-2-gbps-speeds

 

Federal study shows face recognition accuracy varies by gender and race

It's not definitive proof of bias, but there are reasons for concern.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/20/nist-face-recognition-bias-study/?guccounter=1

 

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

 

This tool protects your home no matter where you are

https://www.komando.com/privacy/this-tool-protects-your-home-no-matter-where-you-are/592844/

 

Roku’s Stream-a-thon Offers Free Premium TV

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/roku-stream-a-thon-free-premium-tv/

 

New Orleans to Boost Cyber Insurance to $10M Post-Ransomware

Mayor LaToya Cantrell anticipates the recent cyberattack to exceed its current $3 million cyber insurance policy.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/new-orleans-to-boost-cyber-insurance-to-$10m-post-ransomware/d/d-id/1336687

 

Windows 10 closes all apps when going to Standby or Sleep

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-closes-apps-when-going-to-sleep

 

We're finally learning more details about the next Xbox and PlayStation consoles — but it's already clear they'll offer almost identical performance

https://www.yahoo.com/news/were-finally-learning-more-details-135200233.html

 

Google Drive vs. Microsoft OneDrive: A point-by-point comparison

Google and Microsoft's rivalry covers all manner of online services and software. Here's how the battle shakes out for online cloud storage.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3510499/google-drive-vs-microsoft-onedrive.html

 

How to Block Putlocker Pop-ups in Chrome

https://www.techjunkie.com/block-putlocker-pop-ups-chrome/

 

How to Start Windows 10 in Safe Mode

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2304-boot-into-safe-mode-windows-10-a.html

 

HOW TO GET HELP ON WINDOWS 10

If you're having any problems using Windows 10, these are the best ways to get help.

https://pureinfotech.com/get-help-windows-10/

 

Facebook and Twitter shutter pro-Trump network reaching 55 million accounts

Its accounts used AI-generated faces to ‘masquerade’ as Americans

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/20/21031823/facebook-twitter-trump-network-epoch-times-inauthentic-behavior

 

Brave Browser

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

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

 

TP-Link routers can be hacked: What to do now

Patches are available

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/tp-link-routers-can-be-hacked-what-to-do-now

 

Twitter fixes an Android bug that could have allowed hackers to hijack accounts

The company will contact you if you need to take additional action.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/20/twitter-fixes-android-security-bug/?guccounter=1

 

Long-Lasting Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Revealed in FCC Filing

Expect the Galaxy Buds 2 to offer significantly longer battery life than its predecessor. Samsung is expected to introduce its latest wireless earbuds alongside the Galaxy S11 in early 2020.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372672/long-lasting-samsung-galaxy-buds-2-revealed-in-fcc-filing

 

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

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

 

Your Phone Is Secretly Always Recording: How to Stop Google From Listening

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/stop-google-android-listening/

 

Real-Time Payment Platforms Offer Fast Cash & Fast Fraud

Real-time payment services like The Clearing House and Zelle will completely clear transactions in an instant...but account takeover attackers love that speed as much as you do.

https://www.darkreading.com/theedge/real-time-payment-platforms-offer-fast-cash-and-fast-fraud--/b/d-id/1336677

 

How to restore a deleted file from Recycle Bin in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/restore-deleted-files-from-recycle-bin

 

Amazon Ring cameras keep getting hacked. Here's how to protect your Ring against hackers.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/amazon-ring-cameras-keep-getting-170222616.html

 

WHY YOU SHOULD BUY THE GOOGLE NEST MINI INSTEAD OF THE HOME MINI EVERY TIME [VIDEO]

https://chromeunboxed.com/google-nest-mini-home-which-decide/

 

The Best Free Screen Recorders for Windows 10 [December 2019]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-free-screen-recorders-windows/

 

How to View, Delete, and Print Windows 10 Sticky Notes on Outlook.com

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/146455-how-view-delete-print-windows-10-sticky-notes-outlook-com.html

 

Microsoft begins Windows 10 version 1909 automatic upgrade for version 1809

If you're still running version 1809, then your device will soon upgrade to Windows 10 version 1909 automatically.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-1909-automatic-upgrade-1809/

 

The Verge’s 11 favorite podcasts of 2019

Great stuff to listen to

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/19/21020950/favorite-podcasts-2019-tech-culture-apple-google-stitcher-soundcloud-spotify

 

SSD-LED

Use this neat system tray application to constantly check on your HDD or SSD activity and understand how well your hardware is functioning

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/Miscellaneous/SSD-LED.shtml

 

WhatsApp flaw could permanently crash app: What to do now [Update]

You might lose all group-chat history

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/whatsapp-flaw-could-permanently-crash-app-update-now

 

Apple is reportedly working on using satellites to send data to its devices

The ‘secret team’ working on the project hopes to have something ready within five years.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/20/apple-reportedly-working-satellite-data-project/

 

Twitter: Update Android App to Protect Your Tweets, Direct Messages

Hackers could sneak into your Twitter account and see "nonpublic account information" such as direct messages and protected tweets if you don't update the Android app.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372671/twitter-update-android-app-to-protect-your-tweets-direct-m

 

10 digital myths you should stop believing

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/10-digital-myths-you-should-stop-believing/598700/

 

Which Operating System Should You Choose for Your Next PC?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/operating-system-choose-next-pc/

 

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

 

New Ransomware Tactic: Pay Us or the World Sees Your Keys

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ransomware-tactic-pay-us-world-165500222.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

Microsoft explains how you can run Edge Legacy and Edge Chromium at the same time

https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-explains-how-you-can-run-edge-legacy-and-edge-chromium-at-the-same-time/

 

The 14 charts that explain tech in 2019

A year-end look back at the tech trends that ended the decade.

https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/12/18/21003145/2019-tech-charts-ipo-wework-softbank-antitrust-amazon-protests-streaming-privacy-tiktok

 

Google goes offline after fibre cables cut

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-50851420

 

Samsung Confirms Supersized Galaxy S11 Batteries [Update]

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2019/12/18/samsung-suddenly-exposes-radical-galaxy-s11-upgrades-update/

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