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Fraudsters almost swindled the Royal Canadian Mint with payroll 'spoofing' scam

Social Sharing

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre says spear-phishing scams increasingly difficult to investigate.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/mint-spear-phishing-scam-1.5392036

 

How to Move Between Open Windows with Alt + Tab Switching

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

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

 

Beware These 7 Facebook Scams

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

 

The Worst Data Breaches of 2019

https://lifehacker.com/the-worst-data-breaches-of-2019-1840616463

 

New Magecart skimmers practice steganography, data transfer via WebSocket

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/malware/new-magecart-skimmers-practice-steganography-data-transfer-via-websocket/

 

Scrapyard is an advanced bookmarks manager for Firefox

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/30/scrapyard-is-an-advanced-bookmarks-manager-for-firefox/

 

California's new privacy rights could come to your state, too

California passed its version of the GDPR, and now more states could copy the California Consumer Privacy Act.

https://www.cnet.com/news/californias-new-ccpa-privacy-rights-could-come-to-your-state-too/

 

Royal Mail Scam: Sorry, You Haven't in Fact Won that iPhone 11 Pro

https://blog.knowbe4.com/royal-mail-scam-sorry-you-havent-in-fact-won-that-iphone-11-pro

 

Finger-pinch zoom is not working on Windows 10 PC or Surface device

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/finger-pinch-zoom-is-not-working

 

Chinese Hackers Manage to Bypass 2FA

https://www.maketecheasier.com/chinese-hackers-bypass-2fa/

 

FBI Warns of Risks Behind Using Free WiFi While Traveling

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fbi-warns-of-risks-behind-using-free-wifi-while-traveling/

 

How Android Accessibility Services Can Be Used to Hack Your Phone

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/android-accessibility-services-can-used-hack-phone/

 

Your photos are a mess: 3 steps to organization bliss

https://www.yahoo.com/news/photos-mess-3-steps-organization-100009280.html

 

Google is killing digital magazines in News

It's also refunding current subscribers.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/03/google-killing-digital-magazines-news/

 

Bug Let Xiaomi Security Cameras Access Images From Other Cameras

The problem occurs when a Google Nest Hub tries to access an integrated Xiaomi Mi Home Security Camera. Under poor network conditions, the Nest Hub will display still images from other people's cameras. But Xiaomi says the problem is 'extremely rare.'

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372820/bug-let-xiaomi-security-cameras-access-images-from-other-cam

 

Disney logins hitting the Dark Web, here’s what you need to know

https://www.komando.com/news/disney-logins-hitting-the-dark-web-heres-what-you-need-to-know/686229/

 

How to Use Miracast in Windows 10

Set up wireless screen mirroring in minutes

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

 

How a Password Manager Protects You From Phishing Scams

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

 

Try These Hidden Features in Chrome 79 Before They Go Away

https://lifehacker.com/try-these-hidden-features-in-chrome-79-before-they-go-a-1840617685

 

Ransomware 

 Richmond Community Schools to close

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/ransomware-forces-richmond-community-schools-to-close/

 

TaskExplorer is an advanced Windows Task Manager alternative

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/28/taskexplorer-is-an-advanced-windows-task-manager-alternative/

 

Time to delete your (unused) apps

https://www.cnet.com/videos/time-to-delete-your-unused-apps/

 

[NEW RISK] The MAZE Ransomware Gang Outs Their Victims On A Public Web Site

https://blog.knowbe4.com/maze-ransomware-crew-outs-victims-on-public-web-site

 

Enable or Disable Network Connections while in Modern Standby on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-network-connections-while-in-modern-standby

 

What Is a Nit of Screen Brightness and How Many Do You Need?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-is-nit-of-screen-brightness/

 

Over 435K Security Certs Can Be Compromised With Less Than $3,000

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/over-435k-security-certs-can-be-compromised-with-less-than-3-000/

 

Can Android Data Be Recovered After a Factory Reset?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/stop-thieves-recovering-data-factory-reset/

 

'Why won't my Chromebook turn on?': 4 ways to troubleshoot a Chromebook that won't start

https://www.yahoo.com/news/why-wont-chromebook-turn-4-181000060.html

 

Y2K-type glitch is causing NYC parking meters to reject credit cards

The payment software expired on January 1st.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/03/nyc-parking-meter-software-glitch/

 

What to Expect at CES 2020

CES isn't a big smartphone show, but there will be plenty of massive TVs, next-gen laptops, and eye-catching prototypes. Here's what we expect to see in Las Vegas.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/372821/what-to-expect-at-ces-2020

 

Comparing the latest smartwatches from Apple, Samsung, Fitbit and Fossil

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/comparing-the-latest-smartwatches-from-apple-samsung-fitbit-and-fossil/592772/

 

How to Fix A Windows Memory Leak

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

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

 

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/

 

Stay Off Public Servers in Fallout 76 Until This Hack Is Fixed

https://lifehacker.com/stay-off-public-servers-in-fallout-76-until-this-hack-i-1840613017

 

Soleimani killing will likely result in reprisal cyberattacks by Iran

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/government-and-defense/soleimani-killing-will-likely-result-in-reprisal-cyberattacks-by-iran/

 

Enables mouse gestures in Firefox with the Gesturefy extension

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/28/enables-mouse-gestures-in-firefox-with-the-gesturefy-extension/

 

CES 2020 preview: PCs, laptops, tablets and gaming

Laptops and tablet move into new, experimental forms, while gaming PCs amp up the power.

https://www.cnet.com/news/ces-2020-preview-pcs-laptops-tablets-and-gaming/

 

1000+ Schools Hit In October Alone By Still Active Ransomware Attack Wave

https://blog.knowbe4.com/1000-schools-hit-by-ransomware-fueled-by-october-attack-wave

 

What is Modern Standby? Find out if your Windows PC supports it

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/what-is-modern-standby

 

How to Detect and Clean Up Hard Disk Storage with QDirStat in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/clean-up-hard-disk-storage-qdirstat-linux/

 

5 Top Alternatives to Ring Video Doorbells

https://www.iottechtrends.com/ring-video-doorbells-alternatives/

 

Your Phone Is 

 Always Recording: How to Stop Google From Listening

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/stop-google-android-listening/

 

Ring and Amazon get slammed with a federal lawsuit that claims the companies failed to secure cameras against hackers

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ring-amazon-slammed-federal-lawsuit-160150433.html

 

TikTok-owner ByteDance reportedly built a deepfake maker

It asks users to scan their face and then transfers their image to videos.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/03/bytedance-tiktok-deepfake-feature/

 

Scammer's Internet Domain Uses the Date to Mask Phishing Attack

Scammers looking to dupe customers of wireless carrier EE sent text messages containing a legit-looking domain and asked people to click and log in. But UK-based technologist Terence Eden noticed that something was amiss.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372831/scammers-internet-domain-uses-the-date-to-mask-phishing-att

 

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/

 

Why Your Laptop Is Running so Slow?

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

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

 

12 Family Tech Support Tips for the Holidays

https://www.howtogeek.com/449863/12-things-to-do-when-youre-being-holiday-tech-support/

 

Delete the Scammy 'ToTok' App, and Use It As a Lesson in Avoiding Spyware

https://lifehacker.com/delete-the-scammy-totok-app-and-use-it-as-a-lesson-in-1840611110

 

Ransomware attack on maritime facility prompts Coast Guard warning

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/ransomware-attack-on-maritime-facility-prompts-coast-guard-warning/

 

SSD-LED is a free drive activity indicator and read-write speed monitor for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/27/ssd-led-is-a-free-drive-activity-indicator-and-read-write-speed-monitor-for-windows/

 

CCPA: What California's new privacy law means for Facebook, Twitter users

New law gives social media users more rights when it comes to their data.

https://www.cnet.com/news/ccpa-what-californias-new-privacy-law-means-for-facebook-twitter-users/

 

Ex-UBS FA Fined After Allegedly Conned by Hacker to Disburse Client Funds

https://financialadvisoriq.com/c/2600713/299823/fined_after_allegedly_conned_hacker_disburse_client_funds

 

The risks of staying with Windows 7 after End Of Life

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/risks-of-staying-with-windows-7-after-end-of-life

 

Samsung Electronics to Debut SelfieType Virtual Keyboard at CES

https://www.maketecheasier.com/samsung-electronics-selfietype-virtual-keyboard/

 

75% of US IoT Organizations Use or Will Use Blockchain by 2020

https://www.iottechtrends.com/us-iot-organizations-use-blockchain-by-2020/

 

Modem vs. Router: The Differences and Why You Need Both

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/buy-cable-internet-wi-fi-router-modem/

 

How to use a keyboard and mouse on your Xbox One to play certain games with better precision

https://www.yahoo.com/news/keyboard-mouse-xbox-one-play-141700128.html

 

The best Bluetooth tracker

Tile sweeps the field.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/03/best-bluetooth-tracker/

 

With New Desktop, Monitors, Lenovo Eyes Creative Types Who Need Powerful PCs

The IdeaCentre Creator 5 is designed to be an affordable Windows 10 workhorse for social media influencers, freelancers, and hobbyists who routinely edit photos and videos.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372797/with-new-desktop-monitors-lenovo-eyes-creative-types-who-n

 

Addicted to your phone? Google wants to help

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/google-new-apps-phone-addiction/607376/

 

Do NOT Download DLL Files to Fix Missing DLL Problems

Need to download a missing DLL file? Think twice

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

 

How to Get Tax Credits Retroactively for Your Electric Vehicle

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/how-to-get-tax-credits-retroactively-for-your-electric-1840563976

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Early on, Samsung is responsible for 54% of all 5G phone shipments

https://bgr.com/2020/01/03/samsung-phones-5g-shipments-estimate/

 

OneNote desktop-Store merger: What does it mean?

Neither OneNote 2016 (desktop) nor OneNote for Windows 10 (Store) is going away as Microsoft merges the code bases and integrates the new Fluid framework.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/onenote-desktop-store-merger-what-does-it-mean/

 

Dell Cinema Guide will let you search for streaming content from 200 services

Keeping your streaming services straight will get easier thanks to Dell Cinema Guide.

https://www.windowscentral.com/dell-cinema-guide-will-let-you-search-streaming-content-200-services

 

Ransomware Attackers Offer Holiday Discounts and Greetings

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ransomware-attackers-offer-holiday-discounts-and-greetings/

 

GIMP vs. Photoshop: We compare the leading free and subscription image editors

We break it down by essential features and declare winners.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3509458/gimp-vs-photoshop-we-compare-the-leading-free-and-subscription-image-editors.html

 

ByteDance & TikTok have secretly built a deepfakes maker

https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/03/tiktok-deepfakes-face-swap/

 

10 essential free Windows 10 apps

The best free apps for Windows 10

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

 

Here's what you need to know about the new law on robocalls

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/heres-know-law-robocalls-194403550.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

Analyst: Nvidia Ampere Will Boost Performance, Slash Power Consumption by 50 Percent

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/304113-analyst-nvidia-ampere-will-boost-performance-and-slash-power-consumption-by-50-percent

 

How to Directly Clean Install Windows 10 without having to Upgrade First

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/23354-clean-install-windows-10-directly-without-having-upgrade-first.html

 

How to fix printer spooler problems on Windows 10

When your printer resists to print, it could be a problem that is preventing the print spooler from running correctly — Here's how to fix the problem.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-printer-spooler-windows-10/

 

Software Piracy: Is it Really a Crime?Category: Software

https://askbobrankin.com/software_piracy_is_it_really_a_crime.html

 

Cemu - Wii U Emulator

Play your favorite Wii U releases directly on your computer by turning to this emulator that provides you with various relevant tools

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/Fun/Cemu-Wii-U-Emulator.shtml

 

You can turn your iPad into a ‘laptop’ with Brydge’s trackpad keyboard

Kinda.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3512022/you-can-turn-your-ipad-into-laptop-with-brydges-trackpad-keyboard.html

 

What the hell is Samsung’s ‘artificial human’ project?

‘Neon’ is due to be unveiled at CES 2020 next week

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2020/1/3/21047923/samsung-neon-artificial-human-ces-2020-rumor

 

CES 2020: All the latest news from tech's biggest show

Everything you need to know about CES 2020

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/ces-2020

 

How to Automatically Install Drivers on Windows 10

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

 

AT&T Boosts 5G Network to 35 (or 19) Cities

AT&T's two incompatible 5G networks are both spreading, and they're likely to come together in the middle of next month.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372809/at-t-boosts-5g-network-to-35-or-19-cities

 

New government scam spreading hitting record numbers

https://www.komando.com/news/new-government-scam-spreading-hitting-record-numbers/685812/

 

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/

 

Dell Mobile Connect will soon support screen mirroring and file sharing with iOS devices

Dell Mobile Connect will make your PC and iPhone closer than ever.

https://www.windowscentral.com/dell-mobile-connect-will-soon-support-screen-mirroring-and-file-sharing-ios-devices

 

Colorado Town Wires Over $1 Million to BEC Scammers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/colorado-town-wires-over-1-million-to-bec-scammers/

 

Samsung's new Galaxy S10 and Note 10 Lite editions muddy its premium Android lines

Add two more Galaxy phones to the list.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3512106/samsungs-new-galaxy-s10-and-note-10-lite-editions-muddy-its-premium-android-lines.html

 

Browsers are interesting again

https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/03/browsers-are-interesting-again/

 

The 50 best Mac tips, tricks and timesavers

All the awesome things you forgot your Mac could do

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/software/operating-systems/50-best-mac-tips-tricks-and-timesavers-1310283

 

LG's 2020 soundbars add 'AI Room calibration' to optimize their audio

https://www.yahoo.com/news/2019-12-26-lg-soundbar-ai-ces2020.html

 

Samsung Announces Budget-Friendly Galaxy A51 and A71

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/304112-samsung-announces-budget-friendly-galaxy-a51-and-a71

 

How to Create a Bootable USB Recovery Drive in Windows 10

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

 

How to determine installed version of Windows 10

Here are four different ways you can tell the exact version and build number of Windows 10 you're running in your computer.

https://pureinfotech.com/how-determine-version-windows-10-running-pc/

 

Geekly Update - 02 January 2020

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_02_january_2020.html

 

Several Ways to Fix Blank Taskbar Icons in Windows 10

In addition to the desktop context menus that sometime appear under the taskbar, there’s another long-time bug in Windows 10 that keeps happening on various devices out there (and which I personally experienced a few months ago): taskbar icons go blank all of a sudden.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/several-ways-to-fix-blank-taskbar-icons-in-windows-10-528751.shtml

 

How to restore delete files, photos, bookmarks, and more from iCloud

iCloud keeps many items you delete for up to 30 days.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3510642/how-to-restore-delete-files-photos-bookmarks-and-more-from-icloud.html

 

Xiaomi says issue that showed strangers’ images on Nest devices is identified but not fully resolved

A Reddit user said his Xiaomi camera showed strangers’ images on his Nest device

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/3/21048061/xiaomi-strange-images-google-nest-devices-identified-fixed

 

Galaxy S11 release date, price, camera and leaks

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

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

 

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

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

 

These Cities Have the Fastest, Slowest Internet in Rural America

The Atlanta suburb of Hampton, Georgia has the fastest internet of any rural US city, while Newcastle, California has the slowest, according to SatelliteInternet.com.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371051/these-cities-have-the-fastest-slowest-internet-in-rural-ame

 

Access a million free, high-quality images for any project

https://www.komando.com/how-tos/access-a-million-free-high-quality-images-for-any-project/685242/

 

How to use the Search tool in Windows 10 File Explorer

Learn how you can tweak your searches from File Explorer to narrow or expand the results.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-the-search-tool-in-windows-10-file-explorer/

 

Samsung's new Galaxy Book Flex α sports a QLED display for $830

The Galaxy Book Flex α looks like a solid budget option if you don't need the standard Flex's full suite of features.

https://www.windowscentral.com/samsungs-new-galaxy-book-flex-brings-sports-qled-display-830

 

Maze Ransomware Sued for Publishing Victim's Stolen Data

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/maze-ransomware-sued-for-publishing-victims-stolen-data/

 

D-Link to unveil a host of new routers at CES, including four Wi-Fi 6 mesh systems

The networking company will also ship several new range extenders in 2020.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3512100/d-link-unveils-new-routers-at-ces-including-four-wi-fi-6-mesh-systems.html

 

Lenovo is bringing smart displays to the office with a Microsoft Teams device

https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/03/lenovo-is-bringing-smart-displays-to-the-office-with-microsoft-teams-devices/

 

How to improve your printer speed

Feel the need for speed? Here's some ways to supercharge your printer.

https://www.techradar.com/news/how-to-improve-your-printer-speed

 

The 13 gadgets that had the biggest impact this decade

https://www.yahoo.com/news/13-gadgets-had-biggest-impact-150000811.html

 

Apple, Samsung Phones Make Up Almost All Carrier Store Sales: Analyst

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/304062-apple-samsung-phones-make-up-almost-all-carrier-store-sales-analyst

 

How to Convert Windows 10 from Legacy BIOS to UEFI without Data Loss

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/81502-convert-windows-10-legacy-bios-uefi-without-data-loss.html

 

How to set up network file sharing on Windows 10

Windows 10 lets you can quickly share files with other users over a network — Here are three ways on how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/setup-network-file-sharing-windows-10/

 

Ransomware Victim Southwire Sues Maze Operators

Attackers demanded $6 million from the wire and cable manufacturer when they launched a December ransomware campaign.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/ransomware-victim-southwire-sues-maze-operators/d/d-id/1336719

 

2019 Was the Year When Windows 10 Conquered the Desktop

Windows 10, the operating system that Microsoft officially launched in mid-2015, became the number one desktop platform in 2020 after it managed to overtake its predecessor Windows 7.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/2020-was-the-year-when-windows-10-conquered-the-desktop-528742.shtml

 

Documents 7 review: Free iOS file manager puts Apple’s Files app to shame

Documents 7 is a free iOS app for reading PDF, EPUB, Word, and Excel documents, opening ZIP archives, viewing images, downloading and much more.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3510516/documents-7-review.html

 

Apple sues security vendor for DMCA violations

New accusations in an old case

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/3/21047275/apple-corellium-dmca-lawsuit-copyright-research-jailbreak-security-copyright

 

Samsung says it has shipped 6.7 million 5G phones

5G phones may be selling better than you think

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/samsung-has-apparently-sold-millions-of-5g-phones

 

How to Automatically Delete Chrome History after Closing

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

 

Samsung: We Shipped 6.7 Million 5G Phones in 2019

Who's buying all these 5G phones? Americans don't seem to be doing it. And note that Samsung says shipped, not sold, which means that at least some of those Samsung 5G devices may be sitting in carrier warehouses.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372802/samsung-we-shipped-6-7-million-5g-phones-in-2019

 

G Suite vs. Office 365: Which is better?

https://www.komando.com/reviews/google-suite-vs-office-365-which-is-better/610901/

 

How to protect specific folders and files in Windows

Learn how to hide or encrypt specific files in Windows in order to better protect them.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-protect-specific-folders-and-files-in-windows/

 

Dell's Latitude 9510 supports 5G and gets 30 hours of battery life

Dell introduced the Latitude 9000 series, including the Latitude 9510 and Latitude 9510 2-in-1.

https://www.windowscentral.com/dells-latitude-9510-supports-5g-and-gets-30-hours-battery-life

 

Popular U.S. Restaurant Owner Hit by Credit Card Stealing Malware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/popular-us-restaurant-owner-hit-by-credit-card-stealing-malware/

 

Best password managers: Reviews of the top products

If you're still using your dog's name to log in to your bank, you are courting disaster.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3207185/best-password-managers-reviews-and-buying-advice.html

 

2019 was podcasting’s breakout year

https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/02/2019-was-podcastings-breakout-year/

 

52 photography projects: a great technique to try every week of the year

Perfect weekend photography projects

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/52-photography-projects-a-great-technique-to-try-every-week-of-the-year

 

These Jewelry-Inspired Earbuds Are The Future

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/jewelry-inspired-earbuds-future-171346936.html

 

At a Glance: Zotac GeForce GTX 1650 Super Twin Fan Review

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/303803-at-a-glance-zotac-geforce-gtx-1650-super-twin-fan-review

 

How to Reset Windows Update in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/24742-reset-windows-update-windows-10-a.html

 

How to uninstall Windows 10 version 1909, November 2019 Update

If you're having problems with the Windows 10 November 2019 Update, version 1909, or you're not ready for the new upgrade, use these steps to remove it from your computer.

https://pureinfotech.com/uninstall-windows-10-1909/

 

Ransomware Scuttles Coast Guard Facility for 30+ Hours

The attack on the unnamed facility began with a malicious email link.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/ransomware-scuttles-coast-guard-facility-for-30+-hours/d/d-id/1336711

 

Microsoft Edge Can Become the World’s Second Most-Used Browser with Some Luck

Microsoft will launch its new Chromium-based browser later this month, and the company has high hopes this could finally serve as a worthy alternative to the likes of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-edge-can-become-the-world-s-second-most-used-browser-with-some-luck-528746.shtml

 

2020 iOS Predictions: iPad Pro and so many iPhones

Things could get more interesting in 2020.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3511941/2020-ios-predictions-ipad-pro-and-so-many-iphones.html

 

Nanoleaf’s smart lighting system learns, senses, and reacts to needs

Lofty claims for the company’s new Learning Series

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/3/21047870/nanoleaf-learning-series-smart-lighting-hexagons

 

NBC Peacock streaming service: Price, shows, release date and more

Live TV, pricing tiers and everything we know about NBC Peacock

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/nbc-peacock-streaming-service-price-shows-release-date-and-more

 

How To Keep a Window Always On Top in Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/always-on-top-windows-10/

 

Programmer's USB Cable Can Kill Laptop If Machine is Yanked Away

The solution is designed to act as a kill switch if a thief ever tries to steal your laptop in a public place. The software engineer Michael Altfield published a blog post on how to create the USB 'kill cord' for only $20.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372806/programmers-usb-cable-can-kill-laptop-if-machine-is-yanked

 

10 best sites to watch movies for free

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

 

How to install and use Firejail on Linux

Firejail allows you to easily sandbox Linux applications. Find out how to add this extra layer of security.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-install-and-use-firejail-on-linux/

 

The 20 Best Wireless Earbuds for Runners

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/tested-22-best-wireless-earbuds-183500801.html

 

Here’s what Apple has to say about the iPhone location tracking controversy

https://bgr.com/2020/01/01/iphone-tracking-location-apple-explains/

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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

 

Apple's cheapest iPhone from 2018 was the most popular smartphone in the world this year, and it's further evidence that people are fed up with the high prices of new phones

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apples-cheapest-iphone-2018-most-155143144.html

 

How to Export Apple iCloud and iPhone Contacts to Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/448829/how-to-export-apple-icloud-and-iphone-contacts-to-windows-10/

 

What Is a Logic Bomb?

If your system is infected, it's only a matter of time before it explodes

https://www.lifewire.com/logic-bomb-4778655

 

Firefox will let users delete collected data thanks to California's new privacy law

Mozilla is making changes to its browser, and not just for users in California.

https://www.cnet.com/news/firefox-will-let-users-delete-collected-data-thanks-to-californias-new-privacy-law/

 

How to Restore Google Pixel's Disappearing App Icons

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-restore-google-pixels-disappearing-app-icons-1840773059

 

How to restore a deleted file from Recycle Bin in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/restore-deleted-files-from-recycle-bin

 

Add custom shortcuts to your web browser with Shortkeys

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/31/add-custom-shortcuts-to-your-web-browser-with-shortkeys/

 

2020 Predictions: Ransomware

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/2020-predictions-ransomware/

 

How to Trace an Email to Its Source IP

https://www.maketecheasier.com/trace-email-source-ip/

 

The Newest Dell XPS 13 Is a Tiny Laptop That Promises Incredible Battery Life

https://gizmodo.com/the-newest-dell-xps-13-is-a-tiny-laptop-that-promises-i-1840773443

 

Most people will trade privacy for access to services such as Google, says Box CEO

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/02/most-people-will-trade-privacy-for-services-like-google-says-box-ceo.html

 

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

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

 

Aston Martin’s rearview mirror shows three video feeds simultaneously

The automaker will show off a prototype of the unit at CES.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/02/aston-martin-gentex-full-display-mirror-ces-2020/

 

The truth about wireless charging

https://www.komando.com/video/future-tech/the-truth-about-wireless-charging/698589/

 

What Is 5G?

All of the US carriers have now launched some form of 5G cellular network. But what exactly is 5G, and how fast is it compared with 4G? Here are the facts we know so far.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/345387/what-is-5g

 

It turns out you're not charging your phone correctly

https://www.yahoo.com/news/turns-youre-not-charging-phone-200819682.html

 

How to Create Templates in Google Docs

https://www.howtogeek.com/448754/how-to-create-templates-in-google-docs/

 

The 14 Best Google Pixel Tips and Tricks

Get your phone to do even more than before

https://www.lifewire.com/google-pixel-tips-tricks-4779297

 

C by GE's new smart switches don't need a hub, or a neutral wire

At CES 2020, the venerable lighting brand looks to build upon a big 2019 with new hardware and a new "Works with C by GE" partner program.

https://www.cnet.com/news/c-by-ge-new-smart-light-switches-dont-need-a-hub-or-a-neutral-wire/

 

How to Protect Your Wyze Account After the Recent Data Breach

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-protect-your-wyze-account-after-the-recent-data-1840727973

 

How to find out Processor Brand and Model on a Windows 10 Laptop

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/find-out-your-processor-brand-and-model-windows-10-laptop

 

Scrapyard is an advanced bookmarks manager for Firefox

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/30/scrapyard-is-an-advanced-bookmarks-manager-for-firefox/

 

Cybersecurity takes the stage

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/features/cybersecurity-takes-the-stage/

 

How to Disable and Enable UEFI Secure Boot in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/disable-enable-uefi-secure-boot-windows/

 

9 Improvements We Want to See in iOS 14 and Android 11

https://gizmodo.com/9-improvements-we-want-to-see-in-ios-14-and-android-11-1840764336

 

Google’s DeepMind A.I. beats doctors in breast cancer screening trial

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/02/googles-deepmind-ai-beats-doctors-in-breast-cancer-screening-trial.html

 

3 Ways to Run Android Apps on Windows

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

 

Dell's Latitude 9510 is a business laptop with 5G and AI smarts

The company says this is the "smallest, lightest ultra-premium 15-inch business PC."

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/02/dell-latitude-9510-hands-on-specs-ai-battery-life/

 

Most-shared fake health stories of 2019: Cancer, ‘cures’ and vaccines

https://www.komando.com/social-media/2019-most-shared-fake-health-stories/699113/

 

Analyst: Major Carrier Stores Pretty Much Only Sell Apple and Samsung

More than 90 percent of the postpaid phones sold at the four major US carrier stores are either iPhones or Samsung phones, according to a new research report.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372796/analyst-major-carrier-stores-pretty-much-only-sell-apple-an

 

Android users who are jealous of iMessage need to know about Google's 'Messages for web' service, which lets you text from almost any computer

https://www.yahoo.com/news/android-users-jealous-imessage-know-145253774.html

 

8 Warning Signs Your Mac Might Have a Problem (and How to Fix It)

https://www.howtogeek.com/448234/8-warning-signs-your-mac-might-have-a-problem-and-how-to-fix-it/

 

The $830 Samsung Galaxy Flex Alpha is a cheaper 2-in-1 for CES 2020

Meanwhile, the Qualcomm-based Galaxy Book S shipping date has slipped to some time before March.

https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-galaxy-flex-alpha-2-in-1-debuts-for-830-at-ces-2020/

 

Here's Everywhere Your New 5G Phone Can Get 5G Speeds

https://lifehacker.com/heres-everywhere-your-new-5g-phone-can-get-5g-speeds-1840679254

 

Change New Tab Page Layout in the new Microsoft Edge

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/change-new-tab-page-layout-in-edge

 

Add a "real" search box to Google Chrome's New Tab Page

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/30/add-a-real-search-box-to-chromes-new-tab-page/

 

2019 Tech advances

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/features/2019-tech-advances/

 

How to Use AutoHotkey to Automate Anything in Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/autohotkey-automate-windows/

 

The Best Authenticator Apps for Protecting Your Accounts

https://gizmodo.com/the-best-authenticator-apps-for-protecting-your-account-1840711013

 

How online 'cloud buckets' are exposing private photos and other sensitive data

NBC News located a trove of personal information in online file storage systems left unprotected by the companies that use them.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/how-online-cloud-buckets-are-exposing-private-photos-other-sensitive-n1105056

 

Using Linux With Wayland? What You Need to Know

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

 

Samsung adds a cheaper model to its Galaxy Book QLED laptop line

The company expands its QLED notebook series with the Flex Alpha.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/02/samsung-galaxy-book-flex-alpha-qled-laptop-price-specs-availability-galaxy-book-s/

 

Kim’s top 10 security tips of 2019

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/kims-top-10-security-tips/694548/

 

Samsung Teases QLED Galaxy Book Flex Alpha 2-in-1

The new Alpha will be Samsung's entry-level 2-in-1 convertible laptop for 2020, a thin and light machine with innovative screen tech and a palatable starting price.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372788/samsung-teases-qled-galaxy-book-flex-alpha-2-in-1

 

How to add events to a Google Calendar on a computer

https://www.yahoo.com/news/add-events-google-calendar-computer-185400845.html

 

What Is “Project Connected Home Over IP” for Smart Homes?

https://www.howtogeek.com/452694/what-is-project-connected-home-over-ip-for-smart-homes/

 

The 10 Best Educational Websites for Taking Online Courses in 2020

Look to the web for learning new skills and gaining fresh knowledge

https://www.lifewire.com/educational-websites-for-taking-online-courses-4072166

 

Dell XPS 13 gets a bigger screen, while its Latitude 9510 laptop claims 30-hour battery life

Dell made its ultracompact XPS 13 even smaller while upgrading the screen and adding an IR webcam for facial recognition login.

https://www.cnet.com/news/dells-smallest-lightest-latitude-9510-laptop-hits-30-hour-battery-life-adds-5g/

 

The Best Tech Advice We Gave in 2019

https://lifehacker.com/the-best-tech-advice-we-gave-in-2019-1840662610

 

Convert Word documents to JPG using Batch Word to JPG Converter

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/convert-word-documents-to-jpg

 

Jsoft PDF Reducer is a freeware tool for compressing PDFs and editing them

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/29/jsoft-pdf-reducer-is-a-freeware-tool-for-compressing-pdfs-and-edit-them/

 

2019’s weird and wonderful news

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/features/2019s-weird-and-wonderful-news/

 

How to Completely Reboot Your Home Network to Fix Network Glitches

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

 

Don't Trust Netflix's 'Most Popular' List

https://gizmodo.com/dont-trust-netflixs-most-popular-list-1840729841

 

The iPhone decade: How Apple's phone created and destroyed industries and changed the world

Analysis: The iPhone has propelled Apple from a large computer company with a profitable side business in MP3 players to a $1 trillion megacorp with operations around the globe.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/iphone-decade-how-apple-s-phone-created-destroyed-industries-changed-n1102631

 

How Android Accessibility Services Can Be Used to Hack Your Phone

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/android-accessibility-services-can-used-hack-phone/

 

GE's wireless smart switch works without a hub

No messing around with wiring.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/02/ges-wireless-smart-switch-works-without-a-hub/

 

What you need to know about the FAA’s plan to track most drones in the U.S.

https://www.komando.com/technology/faa-plans-to-track-drones/698824/

 

First Look: Dell's Latitude 9510 Business Flagship Promises Extreme Battery Life

Up to 30 hours of battery life in a 15-inch laptop that weighs a smidge above 3 pounds? This all-new model promises this, and more.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/372696/first-look-dell-s-latitude-9510-business-flagship-promises-e

 

How to delete or deactivate your Snapchat account, which you can only do from a desktop browser

https://www.yahoo.com/news/delete-deactivate-snapchat-account-only-205500955.html

 

How to Export Apple iCloud and iPhone Contacts to Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/448829/how-to-export-apple-icloud-and-iphone-contacts-to-windows-10/

 

How to Try Firefox 73's New Zoom Features Early

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-try-firefox-73s-new-zoom-features-early-1840663384

 

Enable Password Leak Detection in Google Chrome for Enhanced Security

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-password-leak-detection-in-google-chrome-for-enhanced-security

 

How to get maximum protection from MFA in Office 365

https://www.computerworld.com/video/100187/how-to-get-maximum-protection-from-mfa-in-office-365

 

Movies, Music, and Books That Enter the Public Domain Today

https://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/movies-music-and-books-that-enter-the-public-domain-t-1840756414

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AskBob's Best of 2019 - Part One

https://askbobrankin.com/askbobs_best_of_2019_part_one.html

 

No one is ready for California’s new consumer privacy law

Just like the GDPR, it’s not totally clear what it means to be compliant with the CCPA

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/31/21039228/california-ccpa-facebook-microsoft-gdpr-privacy-law-consumer-data-regulation

 

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/

 

TRACED Act signed into law, putting robocallers on notice

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/31/traced-act-signed-into-law-putting-robocallers-on-notice/

 

If you got a Pixel 4 for Christmas, you should probably return it

Literally any other phone will be better.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3510494/if-you-got-a-pixel-4-for-christmas-you-should-probably-return-it.html

 

Sextortion Email Scammers Try New Tactics to Bypass Spam Filters

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/sextortion-email-scammers-try-new-tactics-to-bypass-spam-filters/

 

Decade in review: No single service affected me more in the 2010s than OneDrive

This past decade saw a tremendous amount of tech innovation, but a cloud storage app crept its way to the top of my list of impactful technology.

https://www.windowscentral.com/decade-in-review-onedrive

 

52 photography projects: a great technique to try every week of the year

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/52-photography-projects-a-great-technique-to-try-every-week-of-the-year

 

Windows 10 Gets a Touch of KDE in Version 2004 Concept

(KDE is one of many Linux desktops most like the look and feel of Windows)

Concepts imagining a series of new Windows 10 features or improvements are nothing new, as such ideas make the rounds every once in a while.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-gets-a-touch-of-kde-in-version-2004-concept-528731.shtml

 

How to Create a Bootable USB Recovery Drive in Windows 10

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

 

How to use the Dropbox desktop app

Learn how the Dropbox desktop app offers an easier, quicker way of working with your online files.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-the-dropbox-desktop-app/

 

CoolBitts Launches $2450 PC Immersion Cooling Kit

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/303936-coolbitts-launches-2450-pc-immersion-cooling-kit

 

10 must-have apps for your new iPhone

What should you download after you install YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat?

https://www.macworld.com/article/3328491/10-must-have-apps-for-your-new-iphone.html

 

Trump Administration Rolls Back LED Light Bulb Standards

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-administration-rolls-back-led-151600855.html

 

7 biggest TV trends for CES 2020: Mini-LED, 8K and more

From 8K TVs to strange folding designs, here are all of the rumored TV developments for CES 2020.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/ces-2020-tv-trends

 

Wild rumor claims Apple will announce a pricey gaming Mac next year

https://bgr.com/2019/12/30/apple-games-rumor-mac-gaming/

 

How To Free up Disk Space on Windows 10 (this applies to SSD's as well)

https://www.techjunkie.com/free-up-disk-space-windows-10/

 

Trump Signs Anti-Robocall Law, Increases Max Fine to $10,000

Courtesy of the TRACED Act, the federal government can issue fines of up to $10,000 per call. Carriers such as Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile are also required to implement technologies that identify robocalls before their customers answer.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372774/trump-signs-anti-robocall-law-increases-max-fine-to-10-000

 

4 simple ways to fix common printer problems

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/how-to-troubleshoot-your-printer/564654/

 

Trump signs law increasing max robocall fine to $10,000

Carriers will soon run technology to ensure numbers are real

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/1/21045369/robocall-traced-act-signed-trump-law-congress-fcc-ajit-pai

 

How to change mouse pointer size on Windows 10

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

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

 

How income share agreements will spark the rise of career accelerators

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/31/how-income-share-agreements-will-spark-the-rise-of-career-accelerators/

 

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

 

Windows 10 2004 Under Development, Here Are the New Features

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-2004-under-development-here-are-the-new-features/

 

Edge for Android begins prep for the launch of the new Edge powered by Chromium

Microsoft Edge on Android is getting ready for the release of the new Microsoft Edge.

https://www.windowscentral.com/edge-android-begins-prep-launch-new-edge-powered-chromium

 

How to watch The Mandalorian online – stream the new Star Wars show at home and abroad

In a galaxy not so far, far away...

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-watch-the-mandalorian-online

 

Imagining a Windows 10 Version Created by Apple

Windows and macOS are still considered fierce rivals in the OS market, and both Microsoft and Apple are truly committed to developing new features that would eventually set their products apart from competition.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/imagining-a-windows-10-version-created-by-apple-video-528720.shtml

 

How to Enable or Disable Personal Vault in OneDrive and Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/141441-enable-disable-personal-vault-onedrive-windows-10-a.html

 

How to configure and download offline maps in Windows 10

In Windows 10, you can download a regional map, view it offline, and not have to worry about unreliable internet connections in out-of-range locations.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-configure-and-download-offline-maps-in-windows-10/

 

How Much Does It Matter That PCs Are Faster Than Consoles?

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/303658-how-important-is-performance-pc-versus-consoles

 

How to sell or trade in your old iPhone

You can get cash for your iPhone from buyback sites, trade it in to your wireless carrier for a credit on future bills, or even swap it for a gift card to Target, Best Buy, Amazon, or Walmart.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3241849/how-to-sell-or-trade-in-your-old-iphone.html

 

HP Spectre x360 13-inch review: Stylish, powerful and flexible

https://www.yahoo.com/news/2019-12-27-hp-spectre-x360-13-inch-review.html

 

Mini-LED backlights and bezel-free screens: TVs from TCL, Samsung could dominate CES

TCL promises a new lineup of TVs, while Samsung could have a surprise of its own

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/tcl-samsung-tv-news-at-ces-2020

 

Samsung will unveil an artificial human at CES

https://bgr.com/2019/12/30/samsung-ces-2020-neon-ai-human/

 

How To Remove the Audio Track from a Video

https://www.techjunkie.com/remove-audio-from-video/

 

The Internet of Things Will Fundamentally Change eCommerce

The Internet of Things (IoT) brings smart devices to the home that work together and are connected 24/7. In response, businesses are targeting the new consumer who has multiple devices, is buying things with voice assistants, and is more informed about purchases.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/368031/the-internet-of-things-will-fundamentally-change-ecommerce

 

Apple AirPods: 10 secrets you’ll wish you knew sooner

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/apple-airpods-10-secrets-youll-wish-you-knew-sooner/694154/

 

Here’s what I was thinking a decade ago, according to Google’s records

A creepy way to celebrate 2020

https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2020/1/1/21045885/google-my-activity-privacy-search-history-2020

 

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

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

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

 

A ton of Ruckus wireless routers are vulnerable to hackers

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/28/ruckus-wireless-routers-flaws/

 

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

 

Microsoft Takes North Korean Hacking Group Thallium to Court

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-takes-north-korean-hacking-group-thallium-to-court/

 

Outlook passes 100 million installs on Google Play Store

Another Microsoft app passed the 100 million installs milestone.

https://www.windowscentral.com/outlook-surpasses-100-million-installs-google-play-store

 

How to download YouTube videos for free

Download YouTube videos for offline viewing

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-download-youtube-videos

 

Kaspersky Replaces Free Antivirus with Cross-Platform Cloud Security Suite

Kaspersky has decided to replace its super-popular free antivirus with a lightweight version of Kaspersky Security Cloud that offers extra protections not only on Windows, but also on mobile.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/kaspersky-replaces-free-antivirus-with-cross-platform-cloud-security-suite-528716.shtml

 

How to Add Safe Mode to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3247-add-safe-mode-desktop-context-menu-windows-10-a.html

 

How to use the Look Around feature in Apple Maps for a 360-degree view

Learn how you can take a 360-degree tour of many streets, cities, and other sites through Apple Maps.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-the-look-around-feature-in-apple-maps-for-a-360-degree-view/

 

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

 

What to expect from Apple in 2020

Some of the big things to expect (and not expect) out of Cupertino.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3510492/what-to-expect-from-apple-in-2020.html

 

Apple Sued by New York Doctor Over Watch’s Heart Technology

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-sued-york-doctor-over-224408359.html

 

How to get Google's awesome Recorder app even if you don't have a Pixel smartphone

An unofficial workaround to get Google's Recorder app on other Android phones

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-recorder-app-workaround

 

The best-selling 4K action camera on Amazon is down to $59.99 with 20 accessories

https://bgr.com/2019/12/30/4k-action-camera-price-discount-amazon-sale/

 

How To Use Kodi on Your Roku Device

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

 

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

 

Live TV streaming service increases prices and adds Fox News, MSNBC to its lineup

https://www.komando.com/tv-streaming/sling-tv-increases-prices/698296/

 

The IRS is done letting TurboTax easily steer you away from filing taxes for free

And the IRS is now allowed to make its own free tax filing software

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/1/21045779/irs-turbotax-free-file-h-r-block-tax-preparation-new-rules

 

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/

 

The California Consumer Privacy Act officially takes effect today

https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/01/the-california-consumer-privacy-act-officially-takes-effect-today/

 

Your Excel formulas cheat sheet: 22 tips for calculations and common tasks

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2877236/excel-formulas-cheat-sheet-15-essential-tips-for-calculations-and-common-tasks.html

 

Special Olympics New York Hacked to Send Phishing Emails

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/special-olympics-new-york-hacked-to-send-phishing-emails/

 

The Top 4 Cloud Backup and Storage Deals of 2019

https://www.windowscentral.com/top-4-cloud-backup-and-storage-deals-2019

 

How to use split screen mode on iPhone and iPad

Use your iOS device for two functions at once

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-split-screen-mode-on-iphone-and-ipad

 

Three Simple Customization Features Windows 10 Must Get in 2020

This year brought us two different feature updates for Windows 10, but undoubtedly, only one really matters in terms of features and improvements for the Average Joe.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/three-simple-customization-features-windows-10-must-get-in-2020-528728.shtml

 

How to Remotely Lock Windows 10 Device with Find My Device

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/124308-remotely-lock-windows-10-device-find-my-device.html

 

Top 5 things to know about rich communication services

Android users in the US will soon have upgraded text message capabilities thanks to RCS. Tom Merritt explains five things to know about rich communication services.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/top-5-things-to-know-about-rich-communication-services/

 

Work On Two Screens Anywhere With This Portable Dual Monitor

https://www.extremetech.com/deals/303561-work-on-two-screens-anywhere-with-this-portable-dual-monitor

 

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

Make room in your laptop bag.

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

 

Twitter Bug Exposed Millions of User Phone Numbers

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/twitter-bug-exposed-millions-user-210000099.html

 

iPhone, Android users should delete the ToTok chat app right now

The ToTok chat app might be a government spy tool

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-android-users-should-delete-the-totok-chat-app-right-now

 

Leaked Galaxy S10 Lite user manual confirms new design and features

https://bgr.com/2019/12/30/galaxy-s10-lite-leak-design-images-user-manual/

 

How to Organize Bookmarks in Chrome

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

 

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

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

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

 

12 questions about social media you’re too embarrassed to ask

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/12-questions-about-social-media-youre-too-embarrassed-to-ask/598706/

 

Federal study of top facial recognition algorithms finds ‘empirical evidence’ of bias

Error rates were affected by ethnicity, age, and gender

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/20/21031255/facial-recognition-algorithm-bias-gender-race-age-federal-nest-investigation-analysis-amazon

 

AskBob's Best of 2019 - Part Two

https://askbobrankin.com/askbobs_best_of_2019_part_two.html

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Alexa can now beat you at two popular board games

Alternately, she can just help you set the games up and learn to play

https://www.polygon.com/2019/12/31/21043580/ticket-to-ride-alexa-skill-europe

 

Firefox to Fight 'Fingerprinting' Tracking

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

 

Technology did more good than harm this decade

https://www.yahoo.com/news/technology-did-more-good-harm-105502294.html

 

How to Enable Grayscale on Your Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/449389/how-to-enable-grayscale-on-your-mac/

 

Apple Pay Not Working? How to Fix It

Troubleshooting this popular payment method

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-apple-pay-not-working-4775716

 

What Should I Back Up?

Backing up is incredibly important. Knowing what to back up, where to back up, and how often to back up are just as important.

https://askleo.com/what-should-i-back-up/

 

The Best Tiny Hacks of 2019

https://lifehacker.com/the-best-tiny-hacks-of-2019-1840724858

 

Trump signs Traced Act into law in bid to help put an end to robocalls

Another small victory in the long fight to end robocalls.

https://www.cnet.com/news/trump-signs-traced-act-into-law-in-bid-to-help-put-an-end-to-robocalls/

 

Add a "real" search box to Google Chrome's New Tab Page

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/30/add-a-real-search-box-to-chromes-new-tab-page/

 

Over 100 apps found to serve unwanted ads using ‘Soraka’ SDK

(This SDK was used by developers to create apps releasing unsolicited ads upon us)

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/mobile-security/over-100-apps-found-to-serve-unwanted-ads-using-soraka-sdk/

 

How to turn off promotional notifications from Apple on your iPhone

  - Apple sometimes sends notifications to iPhones with promotional offers and updates about its own services.

  - The settings to turn these off is in a different menu than other notifications.

  - Here’s how to turn off those notifications.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/31/how-to-turn-off-apple-notifications-on-iphone.html

 

The Value of a Hacked Email Account

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/06/the-value-of-a-hacked-email-account/

 

Wyze camera security breach: 2.4M users have personal data exposed

https://9to5mac.com/2019/12/30/wyze-camera-security/

 

Your Phone Is Secretly Always Recording: How to Stop Google From Listening

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/stop-google-android-listening/

 

Microsoft Seizes 'Hotrnall.com' and Other Copycat Domains From North Korea-Linked Hackers

https://gizmodo.com/microsoft-seizes-hotrnall-com-and-other-copycat-domains-1840750079

 

Cyber Attack Forces Airline to Cancel Flights in Alaska

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

 

New social media apps guarantee your data will remain secure — for a price

As users grow wary of Facebook and other social media giants, these startups offer the promise of privacy.

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/new-social-media-apps-guarantee-your-data-will-remain-secure-n1108736

 

3 settings you must change on your Ring video doorbell

https://www.komando.com/news/change-3-settings-on-your-ring-video-doorbell/695633/

 

Report: Notch-Free iPhone Launching in 2020, Includes In-Display Touch ID

Apple's top-tier iPhone model in 2020 will ship with an all-display front that stores a Touch ID-enabled fingerprint scanner and the selfie camera behind its OLED panel, according to LetsGoDigital.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372767/report-notch-free-iphone-launching-in-2020-includes-in-dis

 

Facial recognition: Do you really control how your face is being used?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/facial-recognition-fight-over-faces-100201058.html

 

How a Password Manager Protects You From Phishing Scams

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

 

Common Apple TV Problems And How to Fix Them

Big problems, easy solutions

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-common-apple-tv-problems-4102079

 

How to Back Up Photos and Never Lose Them Again

Back up photos and videos religiously to avoid losing your most precious and irreplaceable memories.

https://askleo.com/how-to-backup-your-photos-and-never-lose-them-again/

 

How to Stop Alexa and Google Home from Recording You

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

 

Microsoft takes legal action against North Korean hackers

A cybercrime group called Thallium stole consumers' login information via phishing, says Microsoft.

https://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-takes-legal-action-against-north-korean-hackers/

 

Minimize Thunderbird to the system tray with ThunderBirdTray

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/30/minimize-thunderbird-to-the-system-tray-with-thunderbirdtray/

 

PayPal scam goes after account info, payment card data

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/phishing/paypal-scam-goes-after-account-info-payment-card-data/

 

Microsoft says North Korea-based hackers were stealing sensitive information

  - Microsoft said on Monday it won a court order that allowed the tech giant to take control of 50 websites that a North Korea-linked hacking group was using to carry out cyberattacks.

  - The group called “Thallium,” believed to be operating from North Korea, was using a technique known as spear phishing to trick its victims.

  - The group’s targets included government employees, think tanks, university staff and individuals working on nuclear proliferation issues based mostly in the U.S., Japan, and South Korea.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/31/microsoft-says-north-korea-based-hackers-stealing-sensitive-information.html

 

The Scrap Value of a Hacked PC, Revisited

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2012/10/the-scrap-value-of-a-hacked-pc-revisited/

 

Did you sign up for Apple Music over the holidays? Check out these tips

https://9to5mac.com/2019/12/29/apple-music-tips/#more-626184

 

The 8 Best TV Ambilight Kits for Pleasing Background Lights

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ambilight-kit-tv/

 

Anti-Robocall Bill That, in a Perfect World, Fines Spammers $10,000 Per Call Is Now Law

https://gizmodo.com/anti-robocall-bill-that-in-a-perfect-world-fines-spam-1840745963

 

Feds: No Evidence Hackers Disrupted North Carolina Voting

https://www.securityweek.com/feds-no-evidence-hackers-disrupted-north-carolina-voting

 

California's sweeping digital privacy bill raises a question: Will people use it?

Because it applies to any company that meets a threshold for interacting with state residents, the California law might end up serving as a de facto national standard.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/california-s-sweeping-digital-privacy-bill-begs-question-will-people-n1108696

 

Anti-robocall law signed, but don’t expect them to end entirely

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/government-cracks-down-on-robocalls/695001/

 

Samsung Plans Zero-Bezel TV for CES 2020

Zero-bezel TVs are on the horizon, and The Elec reports that Samsung will introduce a groundbreaking model at CES 2020. Samsung also posted a teaser on Twitter that hints at what to expect.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372772/samsung-plans-zero-bezel-tv-for-ces-2020

 

The smartphone is our era's cigarette – and just as hard to quit

https://www.yahoo.com/news/smartphone-eras-cigarette-just-hard-120043038.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/

 

What to Expect from Apple in 2020

Here are some predictions and wishes for a very Apple New Year

https://www.lifewire.com/what-to-expect-from-apple-in-2020-4779901

 

How Do I Test Backups?

It's a good idea to test backups before disaster strikes. Unfortunately, a complete test can be risky. I'll look at some alternatives.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-test-my-backups/

 

How to Get a Real Google Search Box in Chrome

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-get-a-real-google-search-box-in-chrome-1840730795

 

The last great smart-display deal of 2019: JBL's Link View for $95

Originally $250, it makes a particularly great kitchen assistant. Plus, the last great Bluetooth speaker deal of 2019: just $9.99!

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-last-great-smart-display-deal-of-2019-jbls-link-view-for-95/

 

Jsoft PDF Reducer is a freeware tool for compressing PDFs and editing them

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/29/jsoft-pdf-reducer-is-a-freeware-tool-for-compressing-pdfs-and-edit-them/

 

2020 Predictions: Ransomware

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/2020-predictions-ransomware/

 

This simple tech checkup will save you money and get your life in order for the new year

  - It’s time to do a tech checkup before 2020.

  - By following these tips, you can save money, begin backing up photos and get your home Wi-Fi network in tip-top shape for the new year.

  - I saved more than $200 a month doing this myself.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/30/how-to-save-money-on-tech-cut-cell-phone-bill-and-more.html

 

Tools for a Safer PC

https://krebsonsecurity.com/tools-for-a-safer-pc/

 

Apple touts iPhone 11 ‘Slofie’ feature in new collection of videos

https://9to5mac.com/2019/12/29/apple-touts-iphone-11-slofie-feature-in-new-collection-of-videos/#more-626210

 

The 9 Best Free Movie Apps to Watch Movies Online

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/free-movie-apps-watch-movies-online/

 

Samsung Is Making the Best Phones

https://gizmodo.com/samsung-is-making-the-best-phones-1840733281

 

Microsoft Seizes Web Domains Used by North Korean Hackers

https://www.securityweek.com/microsoft-seizes-web-domains-used-north-korean-hackers

 

Social media hosted a lot of fake health news this year. Here's what went most viral.

The most viral health misinformation in 2019 was on the topics of cancer, unproven cures and vaccines, according to an NBC News review.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/social-media-hosted-lot-fake-health-news-year-here-s-n1107466

 

10 secret Fire TV tips only the pros know

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/10-secret-fire-tv-tips-only-the-pros-know/694341/

 

Report: Notch-Free iPhone Launching in 2020, Includes In-Display Touch ID

Apple's top-tier iPhone model in 2020 will ship with an all-display front that stores a Touch ID-enabled fingerprint scanner and the selfie camera behind its OLED panel, according to LetsGoDigital.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372767/report-notch-free-iphone-launching-in-2020-includes-in-dis

 

This Decade in Tech

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/decade-tech-153503703.html

 

How to Create an Image of Your USB Drive

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

 

25 Best Places to Get Free Kindle Books

These are the best sites to download Kindle books for free

https://www.lifewire.com/places-to-get-free-kindle-books-1357954

 

Can’t I Just Copy Everything Instead of Using a Backup Program?

It's tempting to just use file-copy tools to back up what you think you need. But you can easily miss something very important.

https://askleo.com/cant_i_just_copy_everything_instead_of_using_a_backup_program/

 

How to Fix Your Family's Tech Problems Without Going Crazy

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-fix-your-familys-tech-problems-without-going-cra-1840726404

 

Six truths about your phone's battery life: Overheating, overcharging, fast charging

We asked experts what fast chargers do to our phone's battery over time and how to extend its life. Here's what we learned.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/six-truths-about-your-phones-battery-life-overheating-overcharging-fast-charging/

 

TaskExplorer is an advanced Windows Task Manager alternative

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/28/taskexplorer-is-an-advanced-windows-task-manager-alternative/

 

Wawa POS system compromised for 10 months, cybersecurity pros weigh in

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/wawa-pos-system-compromised-for-10-months-cybersecurity-pros-weigh-in/

 

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

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

 

Human Resources Firm ComplyRight Breached

https://krebsonsecurity.com/category/tax-refund-fraud/

 

7 Windows 10 fixes you’ll wish you knew sooner

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/2019/12/30/windows-10-kim-komando-offers-7-fixes-microsoft-operating-system/2614772001/

 

How to Merge Excel Files and Sheets

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/merge-excel-files-sheets/

 

The Chaos of California's New Privacy Law Has Already Begun

https://gizmodo.com/the-chaos-of-californias-new-privacy-law-has-already-be-1840730477

 

UN Backs Russia on Internet Convention, Alarming Rights Advocates

https://www.securityweek.com/un-backs-russia-internet-convention-alarming-rights-advocates

 

How online 'cloud buckets' are exposing private photos and other sensitive data

NBC News located a trove of personal information in online file storage systems left unprotected by the companies that use them.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/how-online-cloud-buckets-are-exposing-private-photos-other-sensitive-n1105056

 

Adjust these important settings on your new Android phone or tablet

https://www.komando.com/how-tos/adjust-these-important-settings-on-your-new-android-phone-or-tablet/697488/

 

Autism XR Program Helps Students Navigate Social Minefields

Autism XR pairs students with autism with virtual humans who coach them through social situations. We talk to Marc Petz, the teacher behind this award-winning web-based AR program

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372676/autism-xr-program-helps-students-navigate-social-minefields

 

Microsoft Likely to Offer Segregated Windows 10 Updates

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-likely-offer-segregated-windows-151303265.html

 

Wyze Camera, Customer Database Leaked

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10684/wyze-camera-customer-database-leaked

 

Enables mouse gestures in Firefox with the Gesturefy extension

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/28/enables-mouse-gestures-in-firefox-with-the-gesturefy-extension/

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[Tip] Enable “Back Forward Cache” Feature in Google Chrome for Faster Navigation

https://www.askvg.com/tip-enable-back-forward-cache-feature-in-google-chrome-for-faster-navigation/

 

The 6 Best Simple Android Launchers for Parents and Grandparents

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-best-simple-android-launchers-parents-grandparents/

 

New York doctor sues Apple over irregular heartbeat detection

He claims the Apple Watch is using his technique.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/29/new-york-doctor-sues-apple-over-irregular-heartbeat-detection/

 

Is Windows 10 Still Free in 2020?

Officially Windows 10 is no longer free, but there remains at least one unofficial scenario that may allow you to upgrade for free.

https://askleo.com/windows-10-free/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JYQAL1CpFpdfbL

 

A New Study Indicates Humans Self-Generate Misinformation

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/303881-a-new-study-indicates-humans-self-generate-misinformation

 

Streaming won't get easier or cheaper

https://www.yahoo.com/news/2019-12-24-the-future-of-tv-streaming.html

 

Convenience vs. Security: Which One Do You Prefer?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/convenience-vs-security-which-one-prefer/

 

NirLauncher

Access and run various network monitoring, web browser, desktop and HDD utilities, programmer tools and numerous other useful apps from Nir Sofer from one location

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Launchers-Shutdown-Tools/NirLauncher.shtml

 

How to create a New Event, Contact and Group on Outlook.com

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/create-a-new-event-contact-and-group-on-outlook-com

 

Lessons Learned from 7 Big Breaches in 2019

Capital One, Macy's, FEMA, and others: key takeaways from the year's most notable breaches.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/lessons-learned-from-7-big-breaches-in-2019-/d/d-id/1336575

 

How to Turn On or Off Show Photos from Android Phone in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/119673-turn-off-show-photos-phone-your-phone-app-windows-10-a.html

 

Most anticipated phones of 2020

From the new Motorola Razr and Galaxy S11 to the iPhone 12, these are the phones we can’t wait to see

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/most-anticipated-phones

 

The 10 best games for your new gaming PC

A mix of PC exclusives and other gems

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/25/21019476/pc-gaming-best-games-top-exclusives-destiny-rdr2-halo-sekiro

 

How to Block Putlocker Pop-ups in Chrome

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

 

Wi-Fi Hacking Is Easy and Cheap With a Pi Zero W

Security developer mr.smashy explains how to create a mobile Wi-Fi hacking gadget using a Raspberry Pi Zero W, micro SD card, and a USB power bank.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372754/wi-fi-hacking-is-easy-and-cheap-with-a-pi-zero-w

 

Microsoft’s new mobile app puts Office in your pocket

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/microsofts-new-mobile-app-puts-office-in-your-pocket/610907/

 

How to Force Restart an iPhone and Enter Recovery Mode

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/restart-iphone-recovery-mode/

 

Google Search now lets you add movies and shows to a 'Watchlist'

It can help you keep up with all the new shows and movies coming out.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/29/google-search-results-watchlist/

 

How Do I Fix the Master Boot Record (MBR)?

The MBR is one facet of a successful boot. Windows Startup Repair is a tool that addresses all of them.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-fix-the-master-boot-record-mbr/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JYQAL1CpFpdfbL

 

Russia Tests Its Alternative to the Open Internet

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/303832-russia-tests-its-alternative-to-the-open-internet

 

TikTok reportedly wants a new HQ outside China to distance itself from its Chinese roots

https://www.yahoo.com/news/tiktok-reportedly-wants-hq-outside-094617123.html

 

Google Updates Search Results Page with Smarter Organization

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

 

EZ Diary

Use this interesting application as a replacement for your bulky old diary and carry it with you on your device in case you need to write impressions or ideas

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Diary-Organizers-Calendar/EZ-Diary.shtml

 

Sign in with local account instead option missing in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/sign-in-with-local-account-instead-missing

 

How AI and Cybersecurity Will Intersect in 2020

Understanding the new risks and threats posed by increased use of artificial intelligence.

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/how-ai-and-cybersecurity-will-intersect-in-2020/d/d-id/1336621

 

How to Remotely Lock Windows 10 Device with Find My Device

https://tinyurl.com/yx7baa7x

 

Forget Galaxy S11: Samsung's next flagship could be the Galaxy S20

A big Galaxy name change for 2020

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/forget-the-galaxy-s11-samsungs-next-flagship-could-be-called-galaxy-s20

 

The 10 best games for your new Xbox One

Game Pass makes stocking up easy, and very affordable

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/25/21012924/xbox-one-best-games-top-new-game-pass-sekiro-resident-evil-control-goose

 

The Best Free Screen Recorders for Windows 10 [December 2019]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-free-screen-recorders-windows/

 

Wyze: Data Leak Exposes 2.4 Million Customers

Wyze did not properly secure its databases between December 4 and December 26, exposing user data belonging to more than 2.4 million customers with home security cameras.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372762/wyze-data-leak-exposes-2-4-million-customers

 

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

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

 

9 Common iCloud Problems (And How to Fix Them on Your iPhone or iPad)

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/common-icloud-problems/

 

Samsung may name its next flagship the Galaxy S20 because 2020

A post-holiday rumor courtesy of the aptly-named Ice Universe.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/26/samsung-galaxy-s20-2020-rumor/

 

What is “Print To File” Used For?

Print to file is an option on many older print dialogs that sends printer output to a file rather than the printer. It's of extremely limited use these days, if it's even available at all.

https://askleo.com/print-to-file/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JYQAL1CpFpdfbL

 

Intel Supposedly Prepping New Thermal Design For Notebooks

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/303851-intel-supposedly-prepping-new-thermal-design-for-notebooks

 

Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Pay: How They Stack Up

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-pay-samsung-pay-google-pay-stack-160841021.html

 

Deepin Linux Review: Stylish Distro or Spyware?

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

 

TweakPower

Adjust system performance, clean various areas of the computer, create an automated maintenance schedule, and a lot more with the help of this PC maintenance suite

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/TweakPower.shtml

 

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

 

Fraud in the New Decade

Like any enterprise that wants to survive, fraudsters and hackers will continue to build on past successes to fuel future growth

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/fraud-in-the-new-decade/a/d-id/1336671

 

Factory recovery - Create a Custom Recovery Partition

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/106215-factory-recovery-create-custom-recovery-partition.html

 

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

 

Amazon’s Ring has been blaming reused passwords, but now thousands of logins have leaked

More security problems for Ring

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/19/21030545/ring-leaked-personal-data-amazon-video-doorbell-camera-security-login-credentials

 

How To Change your AT&T WiFi Password

https://www.techjunkie.com/change-att-wifi-password/

 

Lexar Is Testing a 7GB/s PCIe SSD

Existing PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSDs max out at read speeds around 2.5GB/s, but Lexar's uses PCIe 4.0 to perform much faster.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372756/lexar-is-testing-a-7gb-s-pcie-ssd

 

5 things you must do to protect your phone from hackers

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/5-things-you-must-do-to-protect-your-phone-from-hackers/612758/

 

What Is Stalkerware and How Does It Affect Android Phones?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-is-stalkerware/

 

Russia claims it has successfully tested its own internet

It’s another brick in Russia’s own Great Firewall.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/26/russia-tested-own-internet/

 

The Most Important Skill You Can Improve

If I could have you prioritize one thing to improve your online experience, this would be it.

https://askleo.com/important-skill-can-improve/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JYQAL1CpFpdfbL

 

Intel’s First Discrete GPU Might Be Based on Next-Gen Integrated Graphics

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/303837-intels-first-discrete-gpu-might-be-based-on-next-gen-integrated-graphics

 

Tech giants still need to convince wary Americans to share health data

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/rock-health-fund-survey-health-data-google-155439629.html

 

How to Completely Reboot Your Home Network to Fix Network Glitches

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

 

iVCam

Use your iPhone or iPad as a wireless webcam and take full advantage of the powerful cameras these mobile devices are equipped with

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Mobile-Phone-Tools/IPhone/iVCam.shtml

 

How to link one PowerPoint presentation to another

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

 

The Coolest Hacks of 2019

A FaceTime fail, weaponized sound, a 'Prying Eye,' and a wearable fingerprint ring, were among the more novel and odd hacks this year.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/the-coolest-hacks-of-2019/d/d-id/1336682

 

How to Convert Windows 10 from Legacy BIOS to UEFI without Data Loss

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/81502-convert-windows-10-legacy-bios-uefi-without-data-loss.html

 

NBC Peacock streaming service: Price, shows, release date and more

Live TV, pricing tiers and everything we know about NBC Peacock

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/nbc-peacock-streaming-service-price-shows-release-date-and-more

 

How to secure your Ring camera and account

Keep your security devices as safe as possible

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/19/21030147/how-to-secure-ring-camera-account-amazon-set-up-2fa-password-strength-hack

 

The Best Kodi Add-ons [December 2019]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-kodi-addons/

 

Report: Intel to Unveil New Chip Cooling Tech at CES

A combination of vapor chambers and graphite sheets will dissipate heat to the back of a laptop display and in so doing let the laptop run 30 percent cooler.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372753/report-intel-to-unveil-new-chip-cooling-tech-at-ces

 

Simple way to protect your privacy on social media sites

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/simple-way-to-protect-your-privacy-on-social-media-sites/392828/

 

Modem vs. Router: The Differences and Why You Need Both

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/buy-cable-internet-wi-fi-router-modem/

 

[Tip] Enable Real Working Search Box on New Tab Page in Google Chrome

https://www.askvg.com/tip-enable-real-working-search-box-on-new-tab-page-in-google-chrome/

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(Everyone please have a happy and safe New Year and may it be better than 2019)

 

Switching their phones off makes Indians bored, sad, and disconnected

https://qz.com/india/1773942/vivo-survey-says-indians-feel-bored-sad-on-switching-off-phones/?yptr=yahoo

 

A Twitter app bug was used to match 17 million phone numbers to user accounts

https://www.yahoo.com/news/twitter-app-bug-used-match-164548949.html

 

Popular Mideast App Pulled After Report it Was Spying Tool

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

 

This is probably the smallest Android PC you can buy right now

New X96 device is almost as small as a pack of chewing gum

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-is-probably-the-smallest-android-pc-you-can-buy-right-now

 

How to set up multiple monitors on Windows 10

Are you getting into a dual or triple-monitor setup? Here are the best tips to configure all the displays without third-party software on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-connect-and-set-multiple-monitors-windows-10

 

Here's Why Desktop PCs Just Won’t Die

https://askbobrankin.com/heres_why_desktop_pcs_just_wont_die.html

 

The Full Nerd ep. 119: 2020 predictions and literally eating our words

The glorious taste of victory, the bitter taste of disappointment

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3510512/the-full-nerd-episode-119-2020-predictions.html

 

New Echobot Variant Exploits 77 Remote Code Execution Flaws

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-echobot-variant-exploits-77-remote-code-execution-flaws/

 

How to Change Your DNS Settings to Increase Speed

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/change-dns-increase-internet-speed/

 

Windows 10 File Explorer Bugs Cause Concern

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

 

How to get a developer job: The best programming languages to learn in 2019

These are the best programming languages to learn to land a great developer job and to earn more money. Also, find out developers' favorite tools, free resources for coders, GitHub guides, and more.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-get-a-developer-job-the-best-programming-languages-to-learn/

 

Here are 9 great apps for your new Android device

Start your year with some useful tools

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/27/21025163/best-new-android-apps-dark-sky-pocket-outlook

 

Russia starts testing its own internal internet

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/26/russia-starts-testing-its-own-internal-internet/

 

10 must-have apps for your new Apple Watch

Take your little wrist computer to the next level with these great apps.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3328398/10-must-have-apps-for-your-new-apple-watch.html

 

Fresh leak confirms a stunning new smartphone design like nothing we’ve seen before

https://bgr.com/2019/12/27/huawei-p40-pro-vs-galaxy-s11-new-huawei-design-leaked-again/

 

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/

 

An unexpected way to stop those annoying robocalls

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/apps-give-second-phone-numbers/455649/

 

Apple Might Take Over iPhone Display Factory

With more than $800 million owed to Apple, Japan Display has approached Cupertino to acquire a primary display-making factory, Nikkei reports, though the supplier also talked to Foxconn's Sharp.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372745/apple-might-take-over-iphone-display-factory

 

A Devoted Tesla Driver Surgically Implanted the Keys to His Model 3 Into His Hand

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/devoted-tesla-driver-surgically-implanted-230001176.html

 

British Hacker Sentenced for Blackmailing Apple

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

 

The changing face of identity management

2020 identity management trends

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-changing-face-of-identity-management

 

Decade in review: No single service affected me more in the 2010s than OneDrive

This past decade saw a tremendous amount of tech innovation, but a cloud storage app crept its way to the top of my list of impactful technology.

https://www.windowscentral.com/decade-in-review-onedrive

 

[SECURITY] Foistware Blocker in Windows 10

https://askbobrankin.com/security_foistware_blocker_in_windows_10.html

 

This speedy Core i3 'Ice Lake' HP laptop is just $269 after a massive $200 discount

Ice, Ice bargain

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3511422/this-speedy-core-i3-ice-lake-hp-laptop-is-just-269-after-a-massive-200-discount.html

 

Another Ransomware Will Now Publish Victims' Data If Not Paid

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/another-ransomware-will-now-publish-victims-data-if-not-paid/

 

The YouTube Shortcuts and Tips Cheat Sheet

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

 

Explained: How to Use Roboform (Step by Step)

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

 

How to use the Search tool in Windows 10 File Explorer

Learn how you can tweak your searches from File Explorer to narrow or expand the results.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-the-search-tool-in-windows-10-file-explorer/

 

NBC’s Peacock will try to differentiate itself from Netflix, Disney+ with live streaming element, tiered pricing structure

  - NBCUniversal is looking to differentiate its streaming service Peacock from rivals through its pricing structure and user interface.

  - There will be a free, advertising-supported version of Peacock, a limited-advertising version for about $5 per month and an advertising-free version for about $10 per month, sources say.

  - Comcast subscribers and, eventually, other pay-TV subscribers will get the limited-advertising version included for no extra charge.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/20/nbc-peacock-to-offer-live-content-tiered-pricing.html

 

A Twitter app bug was used to match 17 million phone numbers to user accounts

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/24/twitter-android-bug-phone-numbers/

 

AppleCare+: Everything you need to know about Apple’s extended warranty program

What AppleCare+ costs, what it covers, and answers to all your other questions.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3227045/applecare-warranty-faq.html

 

Get this best-selling TP-Link Wi-Fi extender for $15 before Amazon comes to its senses

https://bgr.com/2019/12/27/wifi-range-extender-amazon-sale-last-chance-to-save/

 

How to change mouse pointer size on Windows 10

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

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

 

Free check to see if your router has been hacked by criminals

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/test-your-router/312613/

 

Fortnite is the United States' Favorite Video Game

But not every part of the country agrees: Here's a state-by-state breakdown of the most popular games.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/371332/fortnite-is-the-united-states-favorite-video-game

 

You've been charging your smartphone all wrong

https://www.yahoo.com/news/youve-charging-smartphone-wrong-192600392.html

 

Citrix Vulnerability Leaves 80,000 Companies at Risk

https://www.securityweek.com/citrix-vulnerability-leaves-80000-companies-risk

 

Microsoft in 2019: a year of Edge wins and Windows fails

All the highs and lows for Microsoft over the past year

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-in-2019-a-year-of-edge-wins-and-windows-fails

 

Decade in review: Windows as a Service, and why it was a game changer in the 2010s

Windows as a Service is one of the most significant changes Microsoft made to Windows in a long time.

https://www.windowscentral.com/decade-in-review-windows-service

 

[BIG RED BOW?] Online Car Buying Tips

https://askbobrankin.com/big_red_bow_online_car_buying_tips.html

 

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

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

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

 

Microsoft Warns of GALLIUM Threat Group Attacking Global Telcos

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

 

How Much Energy Does Your PC Use? (And 8 Ways to Cut It Down)

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/much-energy-pc-use-8-ways-cut/

 

Android Malware Extracts Passwords from Any Legit App

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

 

How to disable the Windows key on your keyboard

Mistakenly pressing the Windows key while operating a time-sensitive application can lead to disaster. There are several ways to disable the feature in Microsoft Windows 10.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-disable-the-windows-key-on-your-keyboard/

 

Beloved Regional Chain Wawa Data Breach Exposed 'Potentially All' Locations' Customer Data

https://jezebel.com/beloved-regional-chain-wawa-data-breach-exposed-potenti-1840546342

 

Defender Guard 2K-resolution Wi-Fi Camera review: No cloud subscription required

With local storage and straightforward surveillance features, Defender Guard makes a great a gateway to DIY home security.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3510652/defender-guard-wi-fi-camera-review.html

 

30 free macOS apps every Mac user should have

From useful utilities to handy archivers and transcoders, here are 30 free yet powerful macOS apps you can download today.

https://www.macworld.com/article/2990355/free-os-x-apps-every-mac-user-should-have.html

 

$200 Sony true wireless earbuds are all the way down to $80 today on Amazon

https://bgr.com/2019/12/27/sony-true-wireless-earbuds-lowest-price-ever/

 

How to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7

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

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

 

Hospitals hit by ransomware see an increase in fatal heart attacks

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

 

Verizon Has 28 5G Cities, But Its Maps Don't Hold Up

Verizon has been announcing new 5G cities daily, but a walk around Manhattan shows that its network is harder to experience than the carrier is promising.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372654/verizon-has-28-5g-cities-but-its-maps-dont-hold-up

 

These 6 Android phones made our list of the best smartphones in the world — and they all still have a headphone jack

https://news.yahoo.com/6-android-phones-made-list-142900832.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

Three GozNym Malware Operators Sentenced

https://www.securityweek.com/three-goznym-malware-operators-sentenced

 

CES 2020: Here's what you can expect to see at the world’s biggest tech event

5G phones, see-through TVs and hyper-fast laptops are expected to dazzle at this year’s show

https://www.techradar.com/news/ces-2020

 

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

 

Geekly Update - 24 December 2019

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_24_december_2019.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

 

Maze Ransomware Demands $6 Million Ransom From Southwire

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/maze-ransomware-demands-6-million-ransom-from-southwire/

 

Your Phone Is Secretly Always Recording: How to Stop Google From Listening

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/stop-google-android-listening/

 

How to Fix: Windows 10 Black Screen Before Login

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

 

How to protect specific folders and files in Windows

Learn how to hide or encrypt specific files in Windows in order to better protect them.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-protect-specific-folders-and-files-in-windows/

 

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

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

 

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

 

iPhone touch gestures and commands—no Home button, no problem!

No Home button, no problem! Here's how you navigate modern iPhones with edge-to-edge displays.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3235724/iphone-touch-gestures-and-commands.html

 

The powerful $750 HP Elitebook X360 convertible Windows 10 laptop is only $480 on Amazon, today only

https://bgr.com/2019/12/27/hp-laptop-sale-on-amazon-today-only/

 

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

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

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

 

What to look for in a VPN and why you must use one

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

 

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 little-known Android phone is one of the most exciting smartphones of 2019 — and it costs only $500

https://www.yahoo.com/news/little-known-android-phone-one-180045462.html

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