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There are three types of 5G — most of what you’ll get is not the super-fast kind

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/09/what-is-5g-heres-what-verizon-att-sprint-and-t-mobile-offer.html

 

Facial recognition creeps into everything at CES 2020

The trade show offers a glimpse of what the future could look like if facial recognition is everywhere.

https://www.cnet.com/news/at-ces-facial-recognition-creeps-into-everything/

 

The future of foldable tablets got clearer at CES 2020

Software and keyboards will make foldables feasible.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/11/feasible-foldable-tablet-pc-ces-2020/

 

What to Do When Your Budget Android Phone Arrives With Malware

https://lifehacker.com/what-to-do-when-your-budget-android-phone-arrives-with-1840929271

 

Sniptool is a portable screen capturing tool with a built-in image editor

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/11/sniptool-is-a-portable-screen-capturing-tool-with-a-built-in-image-editor/

 

Federally funded Unimax smartphone pre-loaded with malware

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/mobile-security/federally-funded-unimax-smartphone-pre-loaded-with-malware/

 

Car Hacking Hits the Streets

The top-three carmakers sell only connected vehicles in the United States - and other manufacturers are catching up - creating a massive opportunity for attacks, which black-hat hackers are not overlooking.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/car-hacking-hits-the-streets/b/d-id/1336730

 

How to turn off screen of a laptop but keep PC running

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-turn-off-screen-of-a-laptop-but-keep-pc-running

 

Three Ways to Play Windows Games on Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/4-ways-to-play-windows-game-on-linux/

 

How to Send Feedback to Microsoft in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7054-send-feedback-microsoft-windows-10-a.html?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=b2f7946b0e72330fce24c4aa34e5726ecdbf0eeb-1578846389-0-AXfWnpUWeQwKJ-L1BH3R3F75dgpCDFv0kRZEphNPy1rBe0vtzaFVbPYRnfytuT-4c-hIwMN4631Us6qyyV7ID21U2GOCBuupQa0ceVgikO30Hhv8-PXiSbUr6gv_myK7Q0pWQKF372O8t6OYx-fe4pBTs5RWG3owsKXEU5KziUyviyT_aPhyRNi3fJlvYtCgoWzY6Y1LhSxTV5r4lvNO8wulPVUnxZZ8ghc4JAerxUZPM4W8_2aIdYMsy8DJ-V5hvpV5YQJeoYqe7_lU1pSzwRkFp0SXNcNc3Ra4akKnnd8bPrTrj7Uq3TFGk7czyF4iFFU4ZuSy5azXMIzraXxLYYfsSWEntGF6b5dPL9QHSla91WX-IROhlMLezXx6lWdy-TcR_kHCH3_sq-k5n0zePrM

 

Reminder: Windows 7 Support Ends Tuesday, Jan. 14

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/304445-reminder-windows-7-support-ends-tuesday-jan-14

 

Sony's 8K and OLED TVs adapt their sound to your room

https://www.yahoo.com/news/2020-01-06-sony-8k-4k-oled-tv-2020.html

 

How to Free Up Space on Your Amazon Fire Stick

https://www.techjunkie.com/free-up-space-fire-stick/

 

How to responsibly get rid of the stuff you’ve decluttered

Use tech to recycle tech — and other things

https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/31/18202482/how-to-recycle-declutter-books-tech-sites-responsibly

 

The most important health devices to know about from CES 2020

Non-invasive blood sugar monitoring, AI and fertility were all big topics at the show.

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-most-important-health-tech-at-ces-2020/

 

Verizon is delaying its home 5G internet rollout again

It's waiting for more powerful equipment before expanding the network.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/10/verizon-home-5g-internet-rollout-delay/

 

What to Do When Your Budget Android Phone Arrives With Malware

https://lifehacker.com/what-to-do-when-your-budget-android-phone-arrives-with-1840929271

 

A look at MovieMaker 2.0

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/09/a-look-at-moviemaker-2-0/

 

Bahraini oil company reportedly attacked by new ‘Dustman’ disk wiper

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/malware/bahraini-oil-company-reportedly-attacked-by-new-dustman-disk-wiper/

 

Indian National Pleads Guilty to Multimillion-Dollar Call Center Scam

The India-based call centers scammed US victims out of millions of dollars between 2013 and 2016.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/indian-national-pleads-guilty-to-multimillion-dollar-call-center-scam/d/d-id/1336776

 

How does Microsoft identify Malware and Potentially Unwanted Applications

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-microsoft-identifies-malware-pua

 

The Smart Way to Integrate iCloud with Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/integrate-icloud-with-windows/

 

How to Enable or Disable Touchpad MultiFinger Gestures in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/148114-how-enable-disable-touchpad-multifinger-gestures-windows-10-a.html

 

Don’t Buy an 8K TV

https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/304456-dont-buy-an-8k-tv

 

ASUS and Samsung roll out the first Chromebooks with Intel's Project Athena certification

https://www.yahoo.com/news/asus-samsung-roll-first-chromebooks-142349641.html

 

Can Comcast, AT&T, or Any ISP See Your Browsing History?

https://www.techjunkie.com/comcast-att-isp-see-browsing-history/

 

Blurry photo suggests Samsung’s next foldable is ‘Bloom,’ with S11 flagship to become S20

Samsung reportedly targeting female customers with next foldable

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2020/1/10/21059713/samsung-galaxy-foldable-fold-2-rumor-leak-bloom-s20-ultra

 

Samsung's announcement of the Galaxy Note 10 Lite was actually huge. Here's why

Commentary: With the new Galaxy Note 10 Lite, Samsung shifts its best phone from expensive luxury to everyday affordable.

https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-galaxy-note-10-lite-announcement-was-actually-huge-heres-why/

 

'The New Facebook' design begins rolling out

The social network has started giving a small number of users access to Facebook's new look.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/10/the-new-facebook-design/

 

Block Misleading Political Ads on Facebook With This Browser Extension

https://lifehacker.com/block-misleading-political-ads-on-facebook-with-this-br-1840909248

 

Notes is a simple and free note-taking application for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/09/notes-is-a-simple-and-free-note-taking-application-for-windows/

 

Breach of email accounts impacts 50,000 patients of Minnesota hospital

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/breach-of-email-accounts-impacts-50000-patients-of-minnesota-hospital/

 

Study Points to Lax Focus on Cybersecurity

Despite ranking at the top of respondents' concerns, organizations still show gaps in acting on cybersecurity, Society for Information Management (SIM) report finds.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/study-points-to-lax-focus-on-cybersecurity/d/d-id/1336757

 

Download Quick Start Guide to Windows 10 from Microsoft

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/download-quick-start-guide-to-windows-10-from-microsoft

 

How to Improve the Way Videos Look in VLC

https://www.maketecheasier.com/improve-how-videos-look-vlc/

 

How to Add, Delete, Enable, or Disable Startup Items in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2944-add-delete-enable-disable-startup-items-windows-10-a.html

 

Astronomers Fretting as SpaceX Ramps Up Starlink Launches

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/304396-astronomers-fretting-as-spacex-ramps-up-starlink-launches

 

Amazon is bringing Fire TV to cars and Dolby Atmos to its soundbars

https://www.yahoo.com/news/2020-01-06-amazon-fire-tv-in-car-entertainment-soundbars.html

 

The Best Desktops for Photo Editing [January 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-desktops-photo-editing/

 

Fewer propellers mean more battery-life for the Falcon bicopter drone

Are two propellers better than four?

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/10/21059698/bicopter-drone-falcon-zero-zero-robotics-battery-life-flight-time

 

5 things you can do to boost your phone's poor signal strength

Tired of waiting for a website to load or message to send? Read this.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/5-things-you-can-do-to-boost-your-phones-poor-signal-strength/

 

The best true wireless earbuds we listened to at CES

If these are your preferred style, you’re about to have a lot more options.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/10/the-best-true-wireless-earbuds-ces-2020/

 

Update Firefox Right Now to Patch This Zero-Day Vulnerability

https://lifehacker.com/update-firefox-right-now-to-patch-this-zero-day-vulnera-1840901792

 

Firefox 72.0.1 fixes a security vulnerability that is actively exploited

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/08/firefox-72-0-1-fixes-a-security-vulnerability-that-is-actively-exploited/

 

Google app vulnerability being exploited in the wild: Trend Micro

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/malware/google-app-vulnerability-being-exploited-in-the-wild-trend-micro/

 

Attackers Increase Focus on North American Electric Utilities: Report

Electric utilities continue to be a target of nation-state attackers, even before the latest tensions between Iran and the United States, says a critical-infrastructure security firm.

https://www.darkreading.com/iot/attackers-increase-focus-on-north-american-electric-utilities-report/d/d-id/1336772

 

The best Open-Source Browsers for Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/best-open-source-browsers-for-windows-10

 

How to Use AutoHotkey to Automate Anything in Windows

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

 

How to Create Website Shortcut in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/131332-create-website-shortcut-windows.html

 

Intel Talks Foldable Laptops,5G, Xe, and Tiger Lake at CES 2020

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/304376-intel-talks-foldable-laptops5g-xe-and-tiger-lake

 

The top-rated Google Pixel 4 is cheaper than it was on Black Friday — 'I love it so much I bought 2 of them!'

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/google-pixel-4-deals-210849402.html

 

Best Netflix Shows and Movies to Download [January 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-netflix-download-shows/

 

INSIDE INTEL’S GHOST CANYON NUC, THE INCREDIBLY SMALL MODULAR DESKTOP PC

It might change the way mini-PCs are built

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/7/21051879/intel-pc-nuc-9-extreme-ghost-canyon-element-hands-on-teardown-ces-2020

 

Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant try making themselves the talk of CES 2020

Which company came out on top?

https://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-alexa-and-google-assistant-try-making-themselves-talk-of-ces-2020/

 

Presenting the Best of CES 2020 winners!

Congratulations to all!

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/09/best-of-ces-2020-winners/

 

Windows 10 Feature Updates Stop Including Drivers Needing Approval

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-feature-updates-stop-including-drivers-needing-approval/

 

US Government-funded Android phones come preinstalled with unremovable malware

Phones were sold to low-income people under the FCC's Lifeline Assistance program.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/01/us-government-funded-android-phones-come-preinstalled-with-unremovable-malware/

 

Unremovable malware found preinstalled on low-end smartphone sold in the US

Malwarebytes said it found malware pre-installed on Unimax U673c handsets, sold by Assurance Wireless (Virgin Mobile) in the US.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/unremovable-malware-found-preinstalled-on-low-end-smartphone-sold-in-the-us/

 

Top 10 Internet Scams You Should Know and Avoid in 2020

https://www.maketecheasier.com/internet-scams-to-avoid/

 

SanDisk Teases the First 8TB Portable SSD

https://petapixel.com/2020/01/09/sandisk-teases-the-first-8tb-portable-ssd/

 

Samsung's Rotating Sero TV Flops at CES Debut

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/samsungs-rotating-sero-tv-flops-195351252.html

 

Iranian Hackers Have Been ‘Password-Spraying’ the US Grid

A state-sponsored group called Magnallium has been probing American electric utilities for the past year.

https://www.wired.com/story/iran-apt33-us-electric-grid/

 

Microsoft Teams is getting a Walkie Talkie feature so you can reach colleagues all day long

Speak to your co-workers wherever, whenever

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/9/21058313/microsoft-teams-walkie-talkie-push-to-talk-feature-preview

 

Samsung's Ballie is an AI you may actually care about

Sorry, Bixby.

https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-ballie-ai-you-may-actually-care-about/

 

More Bad News For Apple As New iPhone Design Exposed [Updated]

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2020/01/09/apple-iphone-se2-2020-design-upgrade-iphone-12-iphone-11-pro-max-update/

 

Twitter to introduce ability to stop people replying to tweets

Measure is aimed at preventing antisocial behaviour and improving quality of discussion

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/jan/09/twitter-introduce-ability-stop-people-replying-tweets

 

You’re going to want this latest version of Firefox, trust us

https://thenextweb.com/security/2020/01/10/upgrade-firefox-critical-vulnerability/

 

Microsoft looks to detect sex predators in video game chats

https://komonews.com/news/local/microsoft-looks-to-detect-sex-predators-in-video-game-chats

 

6 new Google Assistant features that'll make life easier, and how to use them

Google's digital voice assistant adds six new actions, which the company introduced at CES 2020. Try them on your Google Home or phone.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/new-google-assistant-features-make-life-easier-and-how-to-use-them/

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Try These Free Online Research Tools

https://askbobrankin.com/try_these_free_online_research_tools.html

 

The 15 most-streamed TV series this week, including one big surprise

https://bgr.com/2020/01/10/most-watched-tv-shows-top-series-from-netflix-disney-plus-hbo-amazon/

 

The Problem With AI: Machines Are Learning Things, But Can’t Understand Them

https://www.howtogeek.com/394546/the-problem-with-ai-machines-are-learning-things-but-cant-understand-them/

 

How To Keep Using Windows 7 Safely After Support Ends

Yes, it'll be possible to keep using Windows 7 after it's no longer supported. However, doing so safely will depend on you.

https://askleo.com/how-to-keep-using-windows-7-safely-after-support-ends/

 

Microsoft will begin replacing Microsoft Edge with its Chromium-based browser next week

All consumer PCs running Windows 10 will be upgraded automatically. Businesses, however, have a choice.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3513658/microsoft-will-begin-replacing-microsoft-edge-with-its-chromium-based-browser-next-week.html

 

Amazon fires employees for leaking customer email addresses and phone numbers

https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/10/amazon-employees-email-address/

 

Weird Xbox quirks I want Microsoft to fix before the Xbox Series X launch

The Xbox Series X is coming, but will it fix all of the Xbox platform's weirdness?

https://www.windowscentral.com/weird-xbox-stuff-i-want-microsoft-fix-xbox-series-x-launch

 

Beware of Amazon Prime Support Scams in Google Search Ads

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/beware-of-amazon-prime-support-scams-in-google-search-ads/

 

How to schedule System Restore Points in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-schedule-system-restore-points-in-windows-10

 

CES 2020: Kaspersky’s Brian Anderson Talks About Technology’s Impact On Our Brains

https://www.techradar.com/news/ces-2020-kasperskys-brian-anderson-talks-about-technologys-impact-on-our-brains

 

Best of the best: Our 10 favorite CES 2020 Best of Innovation award winners

Ready for some cool tech in your life? These award-winners include items for safety, productivity, accessibility, and health.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/best-of-the-best-our-10-favorite-ces-2020-best-of-innovation-award-winners/

 

Super-size your storage with WD's huge 10TB external drive for $160

The 10TB WD easystore hard drive is nearly $30 cheaper than Amazon right now, and well below the MSRP.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3513478/super-size-your-storage-with-wds-huge-10tb-external-drive-for-160.html

 

Lenovo's ThinkBook Plus is a laptop that doubles as a Kindle

https://www.yahoo.com/news/2020-01-06-lenovo-thinkbook-plus-e-ink-screen-hands-on.html

 

Microsoft Could Release Another Windows 10 "Service Pack" in 2020

Microsoft has already finalized Windows 10 20H1, officially known as version 2004, and the company is now focusing entirely on last-minute polishing and bug fixes before the public release scheduled for the spring.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-could-release-another-windows-10-service-pack-in-2020-528793.shtml

 

Verizon 5G Rollout: Locations, phones, price and more

Here's where Verizon's faster network is launching and what it will cost you

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/verizon-5g-network-launches,news-29797.html

 

How to view saved passwords on Microsoft Edge

Can't remember a website sign in password? It's probably saved on Microsoft Edge, and here's how to see it.

https://pureinfotech.com/view-saved-passwords-microsoft-edge/

 

Scams and phishing attacks spreading amid Iran cyberwar fears – don’t get fooled

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/iran-cyberattacks-phishing-scam/700897/

 

First Look: Intel's 'Horseshoe Bend' is an Even Bigger Foldable Tablet

Intel’s Horseshoe Bend prototype can open up to a seamless 17.3-inch OLED display for all of your big-screen computing needs.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/372972/first-look-intel-s-horseshoe-bend-is-an-even-bigger-foldable

 

Samsung leaks: New sources confirm a big Galaxy S11 change and Galaxy Fold 2’s official name

https://bgr.com/2020/01/10/galaxy-s11-release-date-s20-name-change/

 

Best of CES 2020: All the Best Things We Saw This Year

https://www.howtogeek.com/487071/best-of-ces-2020-all-the-best-things-we-saw-this-year/

 

Crank Your Password Strength Up to 11!

The results are in for last year's most common passwords. The implications are depressing, but important.

https://askleo.com/crank-your-password-strength-up-to-11/

 

This Firefox vulnerability is so bad, the U.S. government is urging users to patch it immediately

Seriously, go update your browser before you even read this.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3513538/mozilla-firefox-vulnerability-is-so-bad-the-us-government-is-urging-users-to-patch-it-immediately.html

 

A billion medical images are exposed online, as doctors ignore warnings

https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/10/medical-images-exposed-pacs/

 

Why the Surface Go is the perfect PC for college students

The Surface Go is a student's best friend. I should know — I am one.

https://www.windowscentral.com/why-surface-go-perfect-pc-college-students

 

Google Chrome Will Support Windows 7 After End of Life

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-chrome-will-support-windows-7-after-end-of-life/

 

Pixelitor is a decent enough Graphics Editor for Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/pixelitor-graphics-editor-for-windows-10

 

The best in computing at CES 2020

Ok, computers

https://www.techradar.com/best/the-best-in-computing-at-ces-2020

 

Photos: Tech at CES 2020 that makes getting older easier

https://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/photos-tech-at-ces-2020-that-makes-getting-older-easier/

 

How to use Apple ID to create passwords for your apps

Apple ID lets you create up to 25 app-specific passwords for third-party apps.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3512017/how-to-use-apple-id-to-create-passwords.html

 

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S11 smartphones will be unveiled on February 11, and are coming with 2 major upgrades — here's everything we know so far

https://www.yahoo.com/news/samsungs-upcoming-galaxy-s11-smartphones-150604523.html

 

First Microsoft Edge Update of the Year Brings 7 New Features

Microsoft has released the very first 2020 update for the Microsoft Edge Dev channel, bringing the browser to version 81.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/first-microsoft-edge-update-of-the-year-brings-7-new-features-528796.shtml

 

New iPhone 12: Everything we know about Apple’s 2020 iPhones

The new iPhone 12 should be the biggest upgrade in years. Here's everything you need to know.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/latest-iphone-12-news

 

How to use File History to backup files on Windows 10

File History in Windows 10 is the one feature you want to use to backup your personal files, and in this guide you get all the instructions on how to use it.

https://pureinfotech.com/file-history-windows-10-backup-files/

 

2020 resolution: Set strong passwords that actually protect your accounts

https://www.komando.com/how-tos/set-strong-passwords-and-protect-your-accounts/700559/

 

Privacy Groups to Google: Please Kill Android Bloatware

You can often find bloatware on phones from mobile carriers, especially on cheaper handsets. But a coalition of privacy groups is worried the same pre-installed apps have background functions and data collection processes users aren't aware of.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372987/privacy-groups-to-google-please-kill-android-bloatware

 

Can You Get a Virus Just By Opening an Email?

https://askbobrankin.com/can_you_get_a_virus_just_by_opening_an_email.html

 

Are Samsung phones and tablets really running Chinese spyware?

https://bgr.com/2020/01/09/samsung-phones-chinese-spyware-reddit/

 

How to Dim the Appearance of Text in PowerPoint

https://www.howtogeek.com/453874/how-to-dim-the-appearance-of-text-in-powerpoint/

 

Is There a Real Alternative to Windows?

Only Windows is Windows. There are alternatives, but whether they're right for you depends on you.

https://askleo.com/is-there-a-real-alternative-to-windows/

 

Upgrade to an ultra-fast 27-inch curved FreeSync monitor for just $190

B&H Photo Video is selling the AOC C27G1 with 1080p resolution and an 1800R curvature for just $190.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3513479/upgrade-to-an-ultra-fast-27-inch-curved-freesync-monitor-for-just-190.html

 

Mozilla says a new Firefox security bug is under active attack

https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/10/firefox-security-bug-zero-day/

 

Spotify is going to start using targeted advertising for podcasts

Spotify is on its way to becoming a podcast network.

https://www.windowscentral.com/spotify-going-start-using-targeted-advertising-podcasts

 

Australia Bushfire Donors Affected by Credit Card Skimming Attack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/australia-bushfire-donors-affected-by-credit-card-skimming-attack/

 

Best Laptop Battery Test software & Diagnostic tools for Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/best-laptop-battery-test-software-diagnostic-tools-for-windows-10

 

CES 2020: highlights, video and news of the most exciting new tech

What's new at CES 2020? We have the latest news on tomorrow's tech today.

https://www.techradar.com/news/ces-2020-day-3-all-the-latest-news-analysis-and-cool-new-gadgets

 

PATSCAN platform detects hidden weapons, chemicals, and bombs

At CES 2020, Patriot One Technologies explained its PATSCAN platform, which can detect hidden weapons and more without the perpetrator even knowing they've been scanned.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/patscan-platform-detects-hidden-weapons-chemicals-and-bombs/

 

iPhone and iPad rumors, Intel’s new CPUs and Thunderbolt 4, your hot takes, and more

Macworld Podcast episode 681

https://www.macworld.com/article/3512881/iphone-ipad-rumors-intels-new-cpus-thunderbolt-4-macworld-podcast-681.html

 

AMD introduces Ryzen Threadripper 64-core 3990X chip

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/amd-introduces-ryzen-threadripper-64-232938339.html

 

Backwards Compatibility For the Win: IE 2.0 Running Natively on Windows 10

Internet Explorer might be a dead browser, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s dead.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/backwards-compatibility-for-the-win-ie-2-0-running-natively-on-windows-10-528816.shtml

 

Amazon Prime Day 2020: Everything you need to know

Get ready for Amazon's next big sale

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/amazon-prime-day-tuesday-deals

 

Complete list of environment variables on Windows 10

Use these environment variables to quickly browse Windows 10 locations on any computer.

https://pureinfotech.com/list-environment-variables-windows-10/

 

Get an iPhone or iPad for Christmas? Make sure to change these settings

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/change-these-ipad-and-iphone-settings/697451/

 

First Look: MSI MEG Aegis Ti5, Robot-Head Powerhouse PC

MSI's new gaming desktop boasts an interstellar-wild look and an interesting feature set, with components that make it as powerful as it looks. I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/372963/first-look-msi-meg-aegis-ti5-robot-head-powerhouse-pc

 

Samsung didn’t just copy Apple at CES 2020, it also blatantly lied

https://bgr.com/2020/01/09/samsung-apple-face-id-icon-copy-incredibly-misleading-pass-security/

 

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/

 

Could Someone Set Up a Facebook Account in My Name?

Facebook identifies accounts with an email address, and tries to collect email addresses of friends. That can lead to fake accounts and unwanted invitations.

https://askleo.com/could-someone-set-up-a-facebook-account-in-my-name/

 

This Firefox vulnerability is so bad, the U.S. government is urging users to patch it immediately

Seriously, go update your browser before you even read this.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3513538/mozilla-firefox-vulnerability-is-so-bad-the-us-government-is-urging-users-to-patch-it-immediately.html

 

How Ring is rethinking privacy and security

A conversation with Ring founder Jamie Siminoff

https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/09/how-ring-is-rethinking-privacy-and-security/

 

Samsung announces the T7 Touch portable SSD at CES 2020 with blistering performance promises

The T7 pushes the limits of what's possible over USB as well as integrating a fingerprint sensor for added security.

https://www.windowscentral.com/samsung-announces-t7-touch-portable-ssd-ces-2020-blistering-performance-promises

 

Maze Ransomware Publishes 14GB of Stolen Southwire Files

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/maze-ransomware-publishes-14gb-of-stolen-southwire-files/

 

What is Web Tracking? What are Trackers in browsers?

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/what-is-web-tracking

 

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 release date, news and leaks

Making it tougher and cheaper would be a good start

https://www.techradar.com/news/samsung-galaxy-fold-2

 

How cybercriminals are using Microsoft Sway to launch phishing attacks

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-cybercriminals-are-using-microsoft-sway-to-launch-phishing-attacks/

 

Why the iPad needs to embrace mice and trackpads

Using an external pointing device can help make the iPad a better device.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3512820/why-the-ipad-needs-to-embrace-mice-and-trackpads.html

 

Samsung Galaxy Book Flex Alpha hands-on: Cheaper, with few sacrifices

https://www.yahoo.com/news/2020-01-05-samsung-galaxy-book-flex-alpha-hands-on-qled.html

 

Who Gets Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 and How?

Microsoft will release the new Microsoft Edge browser based on Chromium on January 15, at which point the company will also start pushing it to Windows 10 devices as the new default.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/who-gets-microsoft-edge-on-windows-10-and-how-528818.shtml

 

Tom's Guide Best of CES 2020 Awards: This is the top new tech

Here's what caught our eye at the biggest tech event of the year

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

 

How to set up a VPN server on Windows 10

Do you need to create a VPN server? Here are the steps to set up a VPN server using the built-in Incoming Connection feature on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/setup-vpn-server-windows-10/

 

iPhone users will love this new Windows 10 feature

https://www.komando.com/gadgets/iphone-users-will-love-this-new-windows-10-feature/700196/

 

5G Home Internet Won't Happen Until Later in 2020, Alas

A new report says Verizon may wait until the second half of the year to offer 5G to more home users, and we found that it seems to only be signing up new customers in Chicago.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372981/5g-home-internet-wont-happen-until-later-in-2020-alas

 

The first official image of Samsung’s Galaxy Fold 2 just leaked

https://bgr.com/2020/01/10/samsung-galaxy-fold-2-release-date-soon-official-image-leaks/

 

Geekly Update - 09 January 2020

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_09_january_2020.html

 

Where do Facebook Friend Suggestions Come From?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4OBewkbSiE&t=4s

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2020: Rise of the world's elite hackers

https://blog.avast.com/2020s-top-cybersecurity-threats-explained

 

This Tablet-Based Streaming Search Engine Gives You Binging Superpowers

https://gizmodo.com/this-tablet-based-streaming-search-engine-gives-you-bin-1840845331

 

Voting machine makers face questions from House lawmakers — but more remain

The CEOs of the three companies that make more than 80 percent of the country’s voting machines testified before Congress Thursday for the first time.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/voting-machine-makers-face-questions-house-lawmakers-more-remain-n1113181

 

Will Windows 7 Keep Working After Support Ends?

The end of support for Windows 7 means Microsoft will no longer issue security updates. Here's how to continue using it safely.

https://askleo.com/will-windows-7-keep-working-after-support-ends/

 

Tax prep companies can’t hide their free filing software from Google anymore

https://www.yahoo.com/news/2019-12-31-free-file-alliance-irs-agreement.html

 

Cyber Attack Fears Rise Over Iran Conflict

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10688/cyber-attack-fears-rise-over-iran-conflict

 

More Threat Groups Target Electric Utilities in North America

https://www.securityweek.com/more-threat-groups-target-electric-utilities-north-america

 

A security flaw in China’s TikTok app was found. It lets hackers use text messages to control accounts

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/09/tiktok-security-flaw-found-that-allowed-hackers-to-access-accounts.html

 

FAQ: Last-minute answers about Windows 7's post-retirement patches

The end of support for Windows 7 is coming up fast. For those still running the aging OS, here's what you need to know about Microsoft's Extended Security Updates program.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3512936/faq-last-minute-answers-about-windows-7s-post-retirement-patches.html

 

[Windows Fix] Yellow Triangle with Exclamation Mark (!) on Network Connections Icon in Taskbar Notification Area

https://www.askvg.com/windows-fix-yellow-triangle-with-exclamation-mark-on-network-connections-icon-in-taskbar-notification-area/

 

Tricky Phish Angles for Persistence, Not Passwords

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/01/tricky-phish-angles-for-persistence-not-passwords/

 

City of Las Vegas wakes up to a cyber attack

https://www.grahamcluley.com/city-of-las-vegas-wakes-up-to-a-cyber-attack/

 

Iran fired a number of missiles at two US bases in Iraq last night--the Washington Post puts the total at “more than a dozen”--but the attack and the US reaction were sufficiently limited that, according to Foreign Policy, observers think both sides are signalling a desire for deescalation.

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2020/January/CyberWire_2020_01_08.html

 

Cord-cutting in 2020: The race for a unified streaming guide is on

Navigating a sea of streaming services needs to be a lot easier. It might finally happen this year.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3512968/cord-cutting-in-2020-the-race-for-a-unified-streaming-guide-is-on.html

 

iPhone backup failed: Why is my iPhone not backing up?

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

 

Intel Provides Sneak Peek at Its Graphics Card (for Developers)

At CES, we saw a dedicated Intel graphics cards, but it's not meant for retail. The special model is sampling to developers so they can optimize their software and games for the upcoming technology.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372936/intel-provides-sneak-peek-at-its-graphics-card-for-develope

 

This military scam is targeting Americans with bogus texts

https://www.komando.com/news/military-draft-scam-targets-americans/700665/

 

The First Folding PC Is Remarkably Smart

https://gizmodo.com/the-first-folding-pc-is-remarkably-smart-1840814902

 

Microsoft launches tool to identify child sexual predators in online chat rooms

The tool, codenamed Project Artemis, is designed to look for patterns of communication used by predators to target children

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/microsoft-launches-tool-identify-child-sexual-predators-online-chat-rooms-n1112881

 

Is Online Banking Safe?

You can bank online safely, as long as you know what to look for and what steps to take.

https://askleo.com/online-banking-safe/

 

How to change your relationship status on Facebook, and adjust who can see it

https://www.yahoo.com/news/change-relationship-status-facebook-adjust-235900255.html

 

New Clop Ransomware Encrypts Windows Processes

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10686/new-clop-ransomware-encrypts-windows-processes

 

Threat From Pre-Installed Malware on Android Phones is Growing

https://www.securityweek.com/threat-pre-installed-malware-android-phones-growing

 

Senator seeks ban on US sharing intelligence with countries using Huawei 5G gear

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/09/us-lawmaker-seeks-intelligence-sharing-ban-with-countries-using-huawei.html

 

Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 resumes march towards endless dominance

With support for Windows 7 ending in less than two weeks, the Windows 10 upgrade push continues.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3199373/windows-by-the-numbers-windows-10-resumes-march-towards-endless-dominance.html

 

[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 Hidden Cost of Ransomware: Wholesale Password Theft

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/01/the-hidden-cost-of-ransomware-wholesale-password-theft/

 

Company held hostage by ransomware shuts down, tells 300 employees to find new jobs

https://www.grahamcluley.com/ransomware-shuts-company/

 

The quiet, behind-the-scenes work of the FBI.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-caveat-2020-01-08.html

 

ADT takes on Nest and Ring with new home security cameras and a video doorbell

No longer just a service provider, ADT now offers stand-alone home security products.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3510458/adt-at-ces-standalone-cameras-and-video-doorbell.html

 

Google Photos storage limit, explained

https://macpaw.com/how-to/google-photos-storage-limit

 

AT&T Reveals Low-Band 5G Secrets, Explains Why 4G Can Be Faster Than 5G

AT&T's new low-band 5G network covers 19 metro areas—but you may not see a 5G icon on your phone if 4G is just as fast. I got AT&T's network expert to explain.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372948/at-t-reveals-low-band-5g-secrets-explains-why-4g-can-be-fas

 

What happens to your social media accounts when you die?

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/facebook-and-instagram-settings-post-death/575616/

 

Ring's Security Update Isn't Enough, Sen. Ron Wyden Says

https://gizmodo.com/rings-security-update-isnt-enough-sen-ron-wyden-says-1840886472

 

Misinformation swirls online after Iran's missile attack on U.S. targets in Iraq

False reports of U.S. casualties and claims that Iran had declared war on the United States added to growing inaccuracies on social media.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/misinformation-swirls-online-after-iran-s-missile-attack-u-s-n1112771

 

How To Reduce Your Frustration with Technology

Believe it or not, there's one change you can make that can dramatically impact how well your technology works for you.

https://askleo.com/how-to-reduce-your-frustration-with-technology/

 

How to permanently delete files from Google Drive on your Android device

https://www.yahoo.com/news/permanently-delete-files-google-drive-230500781.html

 

Scammed by Easy / Net PC Expert? Here's What to Do

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10687/scammed-easy-net-pc-expert-heres-what-do

 

PayPal Patches Vulnerability That Exposed User Passwords

https://www.securityweek.com/paypal-patches-vulnerability-exposed-user-passwords

 

Researchers warn Congress of the urgent threat of deepfakes and other digital deception

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/08/researchers-warn-congress-of-the-urgent-threat-of-deepfakes.html

 

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

 

[Opera Beta / Developer Update] Opera 67 Developer Comes with New Pop-up Visual Tab-Cycler

https://www.askvg.com/opera-beta-and-developer-updates/

 

‘Front and Center’ brings classic Mac window management to macOS Catalina

https://9to5mac.com/2020/01/08/front-and-center-app/

 

“Planned maintenance”? Travelex’s masterclass in how not to respond to a cyberattack

https://www.grahamcluley.com/travelex-ransomware/

 

So far no Iranian cyber operations more serious than the defacement of the Federal Depository Library Program have come to public knowledge, and as the New York Times points out, that action amounted to picking some pretty low-hanging fruit.

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2020/January/CyberWire_2020_01_07.html

 

Luminook brings smart LED lighting to closets, pantries, and other small spaces

These LED light strips automatically turn on when you open the door to help you find what you’re looking for.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3512959/luminook-brings-smart-led-lighting-to-closets-at-ces.html

 

How to turn your Live Photos into videos

https://macpaw.com/how-to/turn-live-photo-into-video

 

US Law Stops ISPs Charging Customers for Their Own Routers

Until now, providing your own router didn't stop ISPs charging you a router rental fee.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372943/us-law-stops-isps-charging-customers-for-their-own-routers

 

Old tech in your house right now that’s worth big bucks

https://www.komando.com/money-tips/old-tech-in-your-house-right-now-thats-worth-big-bucks/694558/

 

E Ink's New Electronic Paper Could Finally Bring Color to the Kindle

https://gizmodo.com/e-inks-new-electronic-paper-could-finally-bring-color-t-1840861920

 

TikTok fixes security flaws, announces new content rules

The research was made public in the wake of increased scrutiny on the short-form video app TikTok's cybersecurity.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/tiktok-fixes-security-flaws-announces-new-content-rules-n1112336

 

Coping with Gray Text

Gray text is a problem for many people. Unfortunately, there's no simple solution, though there are some (very) ugly ones.

https://askleo.com/coping-with-gray-text/

 

The Ins And Outs Of 5G Wireless Technology: Speed, Rollout And Spectrum

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ins-outs-5g-wireless-technology-193007907.html

 

North Korea Accused of Attacking Windows Users

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10685/north-korea-accused-attacking-windows-users

 

TrickBot Operators Create New Backdoor for Important Targets

https://www.securityweek.com/trickbot-operators-create-new-backdoor-important-targets

 

Bluetooth headphones are about to get a lot more exciting

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/07/bluetooth-le-audio-announced-to-share-audio-with-multiple-devices.html

 

Microsoft begins Windows 10's 1809-to-1909 compulsory upgrade

This marks the second time Microsoft has taken the upgrade reins since changing its servicing model and means some users may be upgraded after running 1809 less than a year.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3489343/microsoft-begins-windows-10s-1809-to-1909-compulsory-upgrade.html

 

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

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

 

Samsung unveils T7 Touch portable SSD with faster speeds and built-in fingerprint scanner

https://9to5mac.com/2020/01/08/samsung-t7-touch-portable-ssd-launch-fingerprint-reader/#more-627452

 

New Feren OS Does Plasma Better

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/New-Feren-OS-Does-Plasma-Better-86423.html

 

The news as it’s developed over the weekend centers on heightened tension between the US and Iran in the wake of attacks against US forces in Iran and the US retaliation that killed Iranian Major General Suleimani. Iran has promised retribution, and many believe that such retribution is likely to include a heavy cyber component. The Washington Post has a summary of such predictions, and Fifth Domain offers an account of what Iranian cyber campaigns might look like.

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2020/January/CyberWire_2020_01_06.html

 

Grab 3 motion-detecting Eufy stick-on lights for only $11.89

Put them in dark closets. Put them in dark hallways. Put them wherever you need lighting, but don't want to fumble for a light switch. These Eufy Lumi lights are 30% off.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3513396/grab-3-motion-detecting-eufy-stick-on-lights-for-only-1189.html

 

3 free ways to blur backgrounds in iPhone photos

https://macpaw.com/how-to/blur-background-on-iphone

 

Chrome 80 Is Less Annoying Thanks to Fewer Pop-Ups

Google implements a quieter UI to cut down on annoying interruptions from notifications.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372940/chrome-80-is-less-annoying-thanks-to-fewer-pop-ups

 

5 ways you’re putting your identity at risk in your own home

https://www.komando.com/how-tos/5-ways-youre-putting-your-identity-at-risk-in-your-own-home/699536/

 

Soon Linksys Wifi Will Be Able to Detect Every Breath You Take

https://gizmodo.com/soon-linksys-wifi-will-be-able-to-detect-every-breath-y-1840794006

 

The cofounder of Wyze, the home security camera company that accidentally exposed millions of people's data, says the incident was a 'wake-up call'

https://www.yahoo.com/news/cofounder-wyze-home-security-camera-210918328.html

 

Changing the Windows 7 Login Background

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3d-PEeEqAM&t=2s

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Internet nonprofit leaders fight deal to sell control of .org domain

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/07/reuters-america-internet-nonprofit-leaders-fight-deal-to-sell-control-of-org-domain.html

 

Tech Predictions Likely to Come True in 2020

https://www.maketecheasier.com/tech-predictions-for-2020/

 

How to Change the Paper Size in Microsoft Word

https://www.howtogeek.com/445123/how-to-change-the-paper-size-in-microsoft-word/

 

Media Player Classic MPC-HC 1.9.0 update brings dark theme support

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/30/media-player-classic-mpc-hc-1-9-0-update-brings-dark-theme-support/

 

NYC internet plan aims to provide all New Yorkers with broadband access

The city is set to partner with private internet service providers to increase connectivity around New York City.

https://www.cnet.com/news/nyc-internet-plan-aims-to-provide-all-new-yorkers-with-broadband-access/

 

How to Install Local Channels on Amazon Fire Stick

A Bargain Basement Option That Works

https://www.lifewire.com/install-local-channels-on-amazon-fire-stick-4776326

 

Quickly Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 for Free With This PowerShell Script

https://lifehacker.com/quickly-upgrade-windows-7-to-windows-10-for-free-with-t-1840843214

 

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/

 

How to Hover Over a Link to Check its Validity

When it comes to links on webpages and HTML mail, what you see is not always where you go. Hovering over a link is an important technique to look before you leap.

https://askleo.com/hover-over-a-link/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Jii8e1GVVpdfbL

 

Biometric security, potential threats to it and their solutions

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/biometric-security-potential-threats-to-it-and-their-solutions

 

This rechargeable lunchbox uses steam to reheat your food

Say hello to the Heatbox.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/07/heatbox-lunchbox-steam-battery-food/

 

iPhone 9 video renders again show iPhone 8 design with frosted glass back

https://9to5mac.com/2020/01/07/iphone-9-video-renders-again-show-iphone-8-design-with-frosted-glass-back/#more-627222

 

The 8 Best TV Ambilight Kits for Pleasing Background Lights

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

 

'How many Google accounts can you have?': There's no limit — here's how to add and switch between multiple Google accounts

https://www.yahoo.com/news/many-google-accounts-theres-no-181600182.html

 

Epson’s New Mini Laser Projector Comes With Android TV and Netflix

https://www.reviewgeek.com/32240/epsons-new-mini-laser-projector-comes-with-android-tv-and-netflix/

 

DHS Warns of Potential Iranian Cyberattacks

Recent US military action in Baghdad could prompt retaliatory attacks against US organizations, it says.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/dhs-warns-of-potential-iranian-cyberattacks/d/d-id/1336741

 

Colgate and Oral-B Think Your Mouth Needs a Smart Toothbrush

Colgate's Plaqless Pro electric toothbrush is designed to detect biofilm buildup on the teeth, while the Oral-B iO apparently uses AI to provide teeth-brushing feedback.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372912/colgate-and-oral-b-think-your-mouth-needs-a-smart-toothbrush

 

Parents: Check your child’s phone for these 15 apps frequented by predators

https://www.komando.com/news/parents-check-your-childs-phone-for-these-15-apps-frequented-by-predators/699468/

 

How to Schedule and Automate Tasks with Crontab in Ubuntu

https://www.maketecheasier.com/easy-way-to-schedule-and-automate-tasks-in-ubuntu/

 

How to Use the Google Sheets IF Function

https://www.howtogeek.com/449861/how-to-use-the-google-sheets-if-function/

 

Windows 10 makes it easier to discover optional drivers

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/26/windows-10-makes-it-easier-to-discover-optional-drivers/

 

Google Assistant can read entire articles to you out loud

The search giant wants its digital helper to read text in a voice that sounds more natural.

https://www.cnet.com/news/google-assistant-can-read-entire-articles-to-you-out-loud/

 

How to Use the Google Voice Recorder App on Android

Record notes, reminders and get automatic voice transcription

https://www.lifewire.com/google-voice-recorder-4778821

 

How to Find and Use Facebook's Revamped Privacy Checkup Tool

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-find-and-use-facebooks-revamped-privacy-checkup-1840854879

 

State actors may be behind ongoing cyberattack on Austria’s foreign ministry

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/state-actors-may-be-behind-ongoing-cyberattack-on-austrias-foreign-ministry/

 

The Journey to My New Computer: Choices

I've reviewed my needs, so now it's time to translate those into specific decisions about what to purchase.

https://askleo.com/the-journey-to-my-new-computer-choices/

 

How to download YouTube playlist videos at once

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/download-entire-youtube-playlists

 

iRobot's IFTTT support lets smart home devices talk to your Roomba

Your robot vacuum can take orders from your thermostat.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/07/irobot-roomba-ifttt-smart-home-partnership/

 

Covering a SpaceX rocket launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center with the iPhone 11 Pro Max

https://9to5mac.com/guides/ipad/

 

How to Erase Your Social Media Presence: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/delete-social-media/

 

Intel's 10th Generation CPUs Likely to Improve Performance

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/intels-10th-generation-cpus-likely-140602426.html

 

Epson’s New Mini Laser Projector Comes With Android TV and Netflix

https://www.reviewgeek.com/32240/epsons-new-mini-laser-projector-comes-with-android-tv-and-netflix/

 

The Discovery and Implications of 'MDB Leaker'

The "MDB Leaker" vulnerability in the Microsoft Access Database could lead to a memory leak if left unpatched.

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/the-discovery-and-implications-of-mdb-leaker-/d/d-id/1336739

 

When a Cheap 5G Phone Is Only the Beginning

Coolpad announced a sub-$400 5G phone at CES, but its future 5G plans are more about connected devices.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372858/when-a-cheap-5g-phone-is-only-the-beginning

 

Scam alert: Convincing phishing email is spreading

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/scam-alert-convincing-phishing-email-is-spreading/699952/

 

How to Get Rid of the Floating Screenshot Preview in macOS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/get-rid-floating-screenshot-preview-macos/

 

How to Save a Word Document as a JPEG

https://www.howtogeek.com/447628/how-to-save-a-word-document-as-a-jpeg/

 

Firefox 73 gets an UI option to set a global zoom level

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/26/firefox-73-gets-an-ui-option-to-set-a-global-zoom-level/

 

Google Assistant expands privacy controls to tamp down concerns

"Hey Google, that wasn't for you."

https://www.cnet.com/news/google-assistant-expands-privacy-controls-to-tamp-down-concerns/

 

The 10 Best Camera Apps for iPhone in 2020

Take your iPhone photography skills to the next level

https://www.lifewire.com/best-iphone-camera-apps-4176231

 

Look for These New Pixel 4 Features Google Secretly Added

https://lifehacker.com/look-for-these-new-pixel-4-features-google-secretly-add-1840613076

 

Hackers claiming to be from Iran deface U.S. gov’t website

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/hackers-claiming-to-be-from-iran-deface-u-s-govt-website/

 

Should I Install the Latest Windows 10 Update?

My take on the latest Windows update and your options therein.

https://askleo.com/should-i-install-the-latest-windows-10-update/

 

How to run Batch file as Administrator without prompt in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/run-as-administrator-for-batch-files

 

Apple's rare CES appearance was another privacy pitch

The senior director for privacy spoke with the FTC, Facebook and P&G.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/07/apple-facebook-ces-privacy-panel/

 

Belkin unveils new 3-in-1 wireless charger, ultra-small Wemo HomeKit smart plug, more

https://9to5mac.com/2020/01/06/belkin-wireless-charger-wemo-plug-more/#more-627080

 

How Android Accessibility Services Can Be Used to Hack Your Phone

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

 

How to disable Screen Recording on your iPhone in 4 simple steps

https://www.yahoo.com/news/disable-screen-recording-iphone-4-193900425.html

 

Keep an Eye on Your Doorstep With Abode’s New Outdoor/Indoor Smart Camera

https://www.reviewgeek.com/32057/keep-an-eye-on-your-doorstep-with-abodes-new-outdoor-indoor-smart-camera/

 

Car Hacking Hits the Streets

The top-three carmakers sell only connected vehicles in the United States - and other manufacturers are catching up - creating a massive opportunity for attacks, which black-hat hackers are not overlooking.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/car-hacking-hits-the-streets/b/d-id/1336730

 

Hands On: Samsung's 'Lite' S10, Note 10 Trade Wow Factor for Price

At CES, we got some hands-on time with the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite, and Note 10 Lite, which should be a few hundred dollars cheaper than their flagship counterparts. There are some spec trade-offs, though, and it's unclear if they're coming to the US.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372903/hands-on-samsungs-lite-s10-note-10-trade-price-for-wow

 

The 3 safest ways to pay online (Hint: Don’t use your credit card)

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/3-safest-ways-to-pay-online/610022/

 

How AI Dungeon 2 Makes a Game Out of AI

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-ai-dungeon-makes-ai-game/

 

How to Use Sparklines in Google Sheets

https://www.howtogeek.com/450155/how-to-use-sparklines-in-google-sheets/

 

FreeVimager is a free image viewer and editor for Windows

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

 

Google Assistant ups smart home efforts at CES: Schedule laundry, leave notes

The search giant wants you to use its services all around the house.

https://www.cnet.com/news/google-assistant-ups-smart-home-efforts-at-ces-schedule-laundry-leave-notes/

 

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

 

How to Wipe Your Existence from the Internet

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-commit-internet-suicide-and-disappear-from-the-w-5958801

 

DHS warns Iran retaliation could include cyberattacks

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/dhs-warns-iran-retaliation-could-include-cyberattacks/

 

How Long Does Windows 7 Have Before It’s Phased Out?

The end is coming for Windows 7. But what does that really mean?

https://askleo.com/how-long-does-windows-7-have-before-its-phased-out/

 

Fix LSAISO process high CPU usage in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/lsaiso-process-high-cpu-usage-in-windows-10

 

Google's new policy gives developers more time to address security flaws

You might see fewer companies rushing out half-baked patches.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/07/google-project-zero-disclosure-updates/

 

Synology unveils latest budget-friendly NAS, the DiskStation DS420j, at CES

https://9to5toys.com/2020/01/07/synology-ds420j-nas/

 

10 Simple Design Rules for Professional Microsoft Word Documents

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/design-rules-word-documents/

 

Samsung is taking a page out of Apple's playbook by opening stores across the US. Here's how retail spaces from the competing tech giants compare.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/samsung-taking-page-apples-playbook-133300777.html

 

Your Smart Home Deserves Moen’s New Voice-Controlled Faucet

https://www.reviewgeek.com/31888/your-smart-home-deserves-moens-new-voice-controlled-faucet/

 

New Standards Set to Reshape Future of Email Security

Emerging specs and protocols expected to make the simple act of opening an email a less risky proposition

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/new-standards-set-to-reshape-future-of-email-security/a/d-id/1336683

 

Google Pumps Up Assistant Features, Translator Availability

Google Assistant Scheduled Actions lets you schedule actions in advance—so you can tell your coffee maker to start at 6 a.m. or your air conditioner to stop at 10 p.m.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372911/google-pumps-up-assistant-features-translator-availability

 

Here’s how Ring is addressing privacy concerns amid major security criticism

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/ring-addresses-privacy-concerns/700206/

 

How to Improve the Way Videos Look in VLC

https://www.maketecheasier.com/improve-how-videos-look-vlc/

 

Do I Need These Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uk_w8eBVZbo&t=8s

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The Worst Place to Buy a Smartphone?

https://askbobrankin.com/the_worst_place_to_buy_a_smartphone.html

 

CES 2020: The 10 biggest stories from tech's hottest show

Everything you need to know about CES 2020

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

 

Widely Known Flaw in Pulse Secure VPN Being Used in Ransomware Attacks

New Year's Eve attack on currency exchange service Travelex may have involved use of the flaw.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/widely-known-flaw-in-pulse-secure-vpn-being-used-in-ransomware-attacks/d/d-id/1336729

 

Build a retro Apple desktop with the Linux MLVWM

This article is part of a special series of 24 days of Linux desktops. What if old-school Apple computers were built around open source POSIX? You can find out by building the Macintosh-like Virtual Window Manager.

https://opensource.com/article/19/12/linux-mlvwm-desktop?sc_cid=7013a000002DH53AAG

 

8-Core AMD Ryzen 4000 Mobile APUs Launching in Q1 2020 With 15W, 45W Chips

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/304265-8-core-amd-ryzen-4000-mobile-apus-launching-in-q1-2020-with-15w-45w-chips

 

Popular Mideast app accused of spying back on Google Play

https://www.yahoo.com/news/popular-mideast-app-accused-spying-back-google-play-002945974.html

 

How To Find a File on Your Computer

It's easy to search for files on your machine. Learn about the settings that dictate which parts of your machine get searched.

https://askleo.com/find-a-file/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Jii8e1GVVpdfbL

 

How to Set or Unset Hidden Attribute of Files and Folders in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/85586-set-unset-hidden-attribute-files-folders-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Change Public to Private Network Profile in Windows 10

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

 

Bug Makes People Think Microsoft Blocks Negative Feedback

Microsoft is betting big on user feedback to improve its products, or at least, that’s what the company itself reiterates every now and then.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/bug-makes-people-think-microsoft-blocks-negative-feedback-528771.shtml

 

Bluetooth will support hearing aids, sharing, and a better audio codec

Bluetooth may really get better next year

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/6/21050631/bluetooth-hearing-aids-sharing-audio-le-lc3-codec-ces-2020

 

LG says 'let's get small' at CES, shows a 48-inch OLED TV

If you're one of the many who don't want a massive TV dominating your space, but still want top-shelf image quality, LG's latest OLED just might be what you're looking for.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3512064/lg-shows-a-new-48-inch-oled-tv-at-ces.html

 

HOW TO SEE WHAT’S TAKING UP SPACE ON A HARD DRIVE ON WINDOWS 10

Windows 10 includes a tool to quickly analyze and find out how the hard drive space is being used to help understand where to begin deleting files to free up space.

https://pureinfotech.com/whats-taking-up-space-hard-drive-windows-10/

 

9 Apple AirPods tricks you’ll wish you knew before now

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/9-apple-airpods-tricks-youll-wish-you-knew-before-now/699684/

 

TCL Tips Sub-$500 Smartphones for the US

TCL is perhaps best known for producing cheap 4K TVs. It now wants to expand into the US smartphone market with sub-$500 devices. We got some hands-on time with the TCL 10 Series at CES, though more details are expected at MWC.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372838/tcl-tips-sub-500-smartphones-for-the-us

 

Origin’s Big O shoves a PS4 or Xbox One into a PC rig

A gaming PC chassis with an Xbox or PS4's guts

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/origin-big-o-ces-2020-price-specs

 

US Government Publishing Office Website Defaced

The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) website was attacked by a group of hackers claiming to represent the government of Iran.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/us-government-publishing-office-website-defaced/d/d-id/1336723

 

Go mouseless with the Linux Ratpoison window manager

This article is part of a special series of 24 days of Linux desktops. If you'd rather live in a terminal all day and avoid mousing around, the Ratpoison window manager is the solution for you.

https://opensource.com/article/19/12/ratpoison-linux-desktop?sc_cid=7013a000002DH53AAG

 

Nvidia and Asus Reveal First 360Hz G-Sync Gaming Monitor

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/304215-nvidia-and-asus-unveil-first-360hz-g-sync-gaming-monitor

 

Messenger signups without a Facebook account are no longer possible

https://www.yahoo.com/news/2019-12-27-facebook-messenger-account-required.html

 

What Is “About:blank” and How Do I Get Rid of It?

About:blank is a special blank page within most browsers. It can appear due to problems, malware, or if malware has been removed. It can also be a useful home page.

https://askleo.com/what_is_aboutblank_and_how_do_i_get_rid_of_it/

 

How to Change your Lock Screen Background in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5016-change-lock-screen-background-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Kill AdWare on an Infected PC

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

 

The World Still Isn’t Ready to Let Windows 7 Go

We’re only a few days away from the moment Windows 7 is scheduled to receive the last set of security updates, with Microsoft to then retire what has become one of the most successful operating systems it ever released.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/the-world-still-isn-t-ready-to-let-windows-7-go-528764.shtml

 

Netgear’s new Nighthawk Mesh offers Wi-Fi 6 for less

A two-node Wi-Fi 6 system for under $250

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/6/21050501/netgear-nighthawk-mesh-wi-fi-6-router-price-specs-features-ces-2020

 

Vizio trumpets its move into the OLED TV market at CES

Vizio adds an OLED TV to its 2020 product line and ups its processor game across the board.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3511600/vizio-trumpets-oled-tv-at-ces.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/

 

Money-saving trick to stream everything you want without breaking the bank

https://www.komando.com/money-tips/money-saving-trick-to-stream-everything-you-want-without-breaking-the-bank/694590/

 

Hands On With the ThinkPad X1 Fold: Lenovo's Bending Tablet Gets Real

Once a clunky prototype, Lenovo's foldable-screen laptop inches closer to prime-time readiness at CES. Lenovo plans to start selling it later this year with a $2,500 starting price.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/372794/hands-on-with-the-thinkpad-x1-fold-lenovo-s-bending-tablet-g

 

AMD's 3rd Gen Ryzen 4000 could be the best laptop CPU ever

Huge power in a tiny package

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/amds-3rd-gen-ryzen-4000-could-be-the-best-laptop-cpu-ever

 

Client-Side JavaScript Risks & the CCPA

How California's new privacy law increases the liability for securing Web-facing user data, and what enterprises can do to mitigate their risk.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/client-side-javascript-risks-and-the-ccpa/a/d-id/1336650

 

Customize your Linux desktop with FVWM

This article is part of a special series of 24 days of Linux desktops. If you're looking for a lightweight, fast, and simple Linux window manager, FVWM qualifies. But if you're looking for something to dig into, explore, and hack, then FVWM is a must.

https://opensource.com/article/19/12/fvwm-linux-desktop?sc_cid=7013a000002DH53AAG

 

Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook Has a 4K OLED Display and Premium Price Tag

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/304185-samsungs-galaxy-chromebook-has-a-4k-oled-display-and-premium-price-tag

 

How to do a reverse image search on an iPad using the Google Chrome app

https://www.yahoo.com/news/reverse-image-search-ipad-using-205200712.html

 

Can I Use a Charger that Provides the Same Voltage but a Different Amperage?

Chargers and power supplies come in a wide variety of configurations. Choosing the right one is important. I'll look at a few of the parameters.

https://askleo.com/can_i_use_a_charger_that_provides_the_same_voltage_but_a_different_amperage/

 

How to Restore Files from Windows.old Folder in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/148005-how-restore-files-windows-old-folder-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Set Up a VPN in Windows 10 [January 2020]

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

 

Microsoft’s Foldable Dream Coming True: Dell Announces Concept Ori and Duet

Last year, Microsoft announced the Surface Neo and Surface Duo, the company’s very own dual-screen devices supposed to serve as pioneers of a new form factor that pushes Windows even more beyond the traditional desktop.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-s-foldable-dream-coming-true-dell-announces-concept-ori-and-duet-528769.shtml

 

Moshi’s chargers, cables, and batteries now come with a 10-year warranty

Register your product for the warranty to take effect

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2020/1/6/21049424/moshi-charger-portable-battery-pack-cable-warranty-extended-ces-2020

 

How to connect your iPhone or iPad to your TV

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

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

 

How to create a full backup on Windows 7

Are you about to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7? Before you start the process, make sure to backup your files, apps, settings, and system. Here's how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/create-full-backup-windows-7/

 

What you need to know about political ads in 2020

https://www.komando.com/social-media/2020s-political-ads/699873/

 

Lenovo Shows First 5G Laptop, Launches New Consumer PCs

The Yoga 5G runs Windows on Qualcomm's 8cx chipset with an integrated 5G modem and should work on any US 5G carrier...if they'll let it.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372818/lenovo-shows-first-5g-laptop-launches-new-consumer-pcs

 

Dell unveils amazing Duet dual-screen laptop and Ori foldable PC concepts

Dell's two new concepts push computing forward in unique ways

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/dell-unveils-amazing-duet-dual-screen-laptop-and-ori-foldable-pc-concepts

 

Operational Technology: Why Old Networks Need to Learn New Tricks

Cybercriminals are maximizing their opportunity by targeting older vulnerabilities in OT environments. It's time to fight back.

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/operational-technology-why-old-networks-need-to-learn-new-tricks/a/d-id/1336681

 

How to configure Openbox for your Linux desktop

This article is part of a special series of 24 days of Linux desktops. The Openbox Linux window manager is light on system resources, easy to configure, and a pleasure to use.

https://opensource.com/article/19/12/openbox-linux-desktop?sc_cid=7013a000002DH53AAG

 

Intel at CES 2020: 10nm++ Tiger Lake, Comet Lake-H, and an Upgradeable NUC on Tap

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/304216-intel-at-ces-2020-10nm-tiger-lake-comet-lake-h-and-an-upgradeable-nuc-on-tap

 

Best Antivirus Software for Windows and Mac Computers

https://www.yahoo.com/news/best-antivirus-software-windows-mac-163400361.html

 

How Do I Recover My Facebook Password?

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

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_recover_my_facebook_password/

 

How to Show All Open Windows Side by Side in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/78485-show-windows-side-side-windows-10-a.html

 

How To Speed Up Google Chrome [October 2019]

https://www.techjunkie.com/speed-up-chrome/

 

Microsoft Edge Can Become the World’s Second Most-Used Browser with Some Luck (due mid-month)

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

 

SAMSUNG’S NEW GALAXY S10 LITE AND NOTE 10 LITE PHONES ARE DEEPLY CONFUSING

Low-end phones with high-end names

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/5/21050936/samsung-galaxy-s10-lite-note-10-phone-new-hands-on-photos-video

 

Make the most of YouTube TV with these 14 tips

How to do more with the best of the current live TV streaming services.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3509582/how-to-make-the-most-of-youtube-tv.html

 

HOW TO RESET FORGOTTEN PASSWORD ON WINDOWS 10

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

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

 

Warning: These security cameras could let strangers see inside your home

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/warning-these-security-cameras-could-let-strangers-see-inside-your-home/699945/

 

Lenovo Expands Smart Home Lineup With 10-Inch Smart Tab M10

The Smart Tab M10 switches between a tablet and a smart display, while the Smart Frame looks to better display your photos with ambient sensors.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372843/lenovo-expands-smart-home-lineup-with-10-inch-smart-tab-m10

 

Impossible Foods now makes fake pork, and it’s damn good

Impossible Pork is a ground pork replacement that tastes surprisingly like the real thing

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/impossible-foods-now-makes-fake-pork-and-its-damn-good

 

What's the Difference Between Hotmail.com, Msn.com, Live.com and Outlook.com?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPC_-F86xXs&t=7s

 

Use the Window Maker desktop on Linux

This article is part of a special series of 24 days of Linux desktops. Take a step back in time with Window Maker, which implements the old Unix NeXTSTEP environment for today's users.

https://opensource.com/article/19/12/linux-window-maker-desktop?sc_cid=7013a000002DH53AAG

 

SanDisk’s prototype 8TB external SSD is the biggest ever made

Plus a 1TB flash drive you can actually buy

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2020/1/6/21048368/sandisk-8tb-external-ssd-biggest-1tb-flash-drive-storage-ces-2020

 

TCL’s impressive 3.1-channel Dolby Atmos soundbar is on track for 'early' 2020

The Alto 9+ uses acoustic reflectors to deliver immersive 3D sound without upfiring drivers, and it’s also the first “Roku TV Ready”-certified soundbar.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3512052/tcl-alto-9-plus-ray-danz-dolby-atmos-soundbar-ces-2020.html

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This startup just raised $7 million, led by Google, to authenticate people based on their typing style

https://www.yahoo.com/news/startup-raising-7-million-technology-023041060.html

 

Lithium-Sulfur Battery Promises to Power a Phone for 5 Days

Monash University is claiming its lithium-sulfur battery is the world's most efficient and capable of allowing an electric car to travel over 600 miles between charges.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372859/lithium-sulfur-battery-promises-to-power-a-phone-for-5-days

 

Echodyne steers its high-tech radar beam on autonomous cars with EchoDrive

https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/06/echodyne-steers-its-high-tech-radar-beam-on-autonomous-cars-with-echodrive/

 

U.S. Government Issues Warning About Possible Iranian Cyberattacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-government-issues-warning-about-possible-iranian-cyberattacks/

 

Four reasons to buy an Always-Connected PC

A laptop with its own data plan can deliver big payoffs. Here are five benefits of owning an Always-Connected computer.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3401578/four-reasons-to-buy-an-always-connected-pc.html

 

How to reset AirPods and AirPods Pro

Your step-by-step guide to resetting your AirPods

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-reset-airpods-and-airpods-2

 

My Files Disappeared from Downloads. How Do I Get Them Back?

The Downloads folder isn't meant for long-term storage. Here's how to avoid losing files you downloaded and want to keep.

https://askleo.com/my-files-disappeared-from-downloads-how-do-i-get-them-back/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Jii8e1GVVpdfbL

 

How to Clean a Computer Screen Safely and Easily

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-clean-a-computer-screen/

 

How to Fix: Path too Long, Cannot Delete

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10654/how-fix-path-too-long-cannot-delete

 

Killer Intelligence Engine now uses AI to deliver stronger and faster Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi on several popular devices will get stronger and faster thanks to artificial intelligence.

https://www.windowscentral.com/killer-intelligence-engine-will-us-ai-deliver-stronger-wi-fi

 

D-Link unveils Wi-Fi 6 and mesh routers, 5G products, and mydlink cameras

The company's latest solutions, featured at CES 2020, forge the path for interconnected, intelligent connections in smart homes.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/d-link-unveils-wi-fi-6-and-mesh-routers-5g-products-and-mydlink-cameras/

 

Getting started with Zsh

Improve your shell game by upgrading from Bash to Z-shell.

https://opensource.com/article/19/9/getting-started-zsh?sc_cid=7013a000002Cz4AAAS

 

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

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

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

 

China Roundup: TikTok receives most government requests from India and US

https://www.yahoo.com/news/china-roundup-tiktok-receives-most-160058982.html

 

Anker’s new LED flash for the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro is finally up for preorder

https://bgr.com/2020/01/06/iphone-11-accessories-anker-led-flash-preorder/

 

Best smart smoke detector to keep your home safe

Smart smoke and carbon monoxide detectors don’t just sound the alarm, they also alert your smart phone and more.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3236299/best-smart-smoke-detector.html?utm_date=20200107001946

 

[Did You Know] Launch Microsoft Office Apps in Secret Safe Mode

https://www.askvg.com/did-you-know-launch-microsoft-office-apps-in-secret-safe-mode/

 

Is Windows Defender enough to protect your PC?

https://www.komando.com/downloads/is-windows-defender-enough-to-protect-your-pc/598760/

 

AMOLED 4K Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Boasts Intel Comet Lake

The first Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is a sleek, powerful 2-in-1 convertible laptop that comes with serious processing power and a gorgeous display for $1,000.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372847/amoled-4k-samsung-galaxy-chromebook-boasts-intel-ice-lake

 

Qualcomm launches a car-to-cloud service for over-the-air updates and telemetrics

https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/06/qualcomm-launches-a-car-to-cloud-service-for-over-the-air-updates-and-telemetrics/

 

FBI Warns of Maze Ransomware Focusing on U.S. Companies

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fbi-warns-of-maze-ransomware-focusing-on-us-companies/

 

New Asus ZenBook Duo shrinks the dual-screen PC without giving up what makes it special

We don't know a price or a ship date, but Asus is at least committing to a second-generation dual-screen laptop.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3512053/new-asus-zenbook-duo-shrinks-the-dual-screen-pc-without-giving-up-what-makes-it-special.html

 

How to record your screen on Windows, macOS, iPhone, iPad or Android

Record everything that's happening on your screen

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/record-your-screen

 

Someone’s Sending from My Email Address! How Do I Stop Them?!

Email spoofing is rampant. Spammers often send email that looks like it came from you, and there's little that you can do about it.

https://askleo.com/someones-sending-email-address-stop/

 

iPhone Storage Full? How to Create Free Space on iOS

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/iphone-storage-full-create-free-space-ios/

 

How to Fix: Remove 'Sim card is not from Verizon' Permanently (Android)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10656/how-fix-remove-sim-card-not-verizon-permanently-android

 

What we learned about Intel Tiger Lake processors and Intel at CES 2020

Tiger Lake processors are probably a ways in the distance, but we learned a bit about them at CES 2020.

https://www.windowscentral.com/what-we-learned-about-intel-tiger-lake-processors-and-intel-ces-2020

 

2 more ways to disable the Windows key on your keyboard

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

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/2-more-ways-to-disable-the-windows-key-on-your-keyboard/

 

Linux commands to display your hardware information

Get the details on what's inside your computer from the command line.

https://opensource.com/article/19/9/linux-commands-hardware-information?sc_cid=7013a000002D0G2AAK

 

Here are all the Apple Arcade games that support controllers

You can play a ton of Apple Arcade games with popular controllers like the PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3439826/here-are-all-the-apple-arcade-games-that-can-support-controllers.html

 

New York offered Amazon nearly $1 billion more in tax credits than previously known for its HQ2 deal

https://www.yahoo.com/news/york-offered-amazon-nearly-1-204946061.html

 

Lenovo just revealed its first foldable laptop at CES 2020

https://bgr.com/2020/01/06/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-fold-foldable-pc-price-features/

 

New D-Link home security cameras feature onboard AI

Features like person detection aren’t new, but the cameras D-Link will show at CES next week don’t need to send video to the cloud to do the job.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3512102/d-link-home-security-cameras-at-ces-feature-onboard-ai.html?utm_date=20200107001700

 

[Windows Fix] Yellow Triangle with Exclamation Mark (!) on Network Connections Icon in Taskbar Notification Area

https://www.askvg.com/windows-fix-yellow-triangle-with-exclamation-mark-on-network-connections-icon-in-taskbar-notification-area/

 

Streaming music comparison: Spotify vs. Apple vs. Pandora vs. Amazon

https://www.komando.com/downloads/streaming-music-comparison-chart-spotify-apple-pandora-amazon/598775/

 

Hands On With the Premium Asus Chromebook Flip C436

The Chromebook Flip C436 is a thin, lightweight laptop that provides a little more power than the average Chrome OS notebook. We go hands on at CES.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/372860/hands-on-with-the-premium-asus-chromebook-flip-c436

 

Qualcomm promises better voice calls over Bluetooth with aptX Voice

https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/06/qualcomm-promises-better-voice-call-quality-with-aptx-voice/

 

Microsoft Products Reaching End of Life in 2020

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-products-reaching-end-of-life-in-2020/

 

Lenovo's Yoga 5G promises what the Surface Pro X couldn't: All-day battery life

Performance and compatibility will still be issues, though the long battery life may make up for that.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3511950/lenovos-yoga-5g-promises-what-the-surface-pro-x-couldnt-all-day-battery-life.html

 

macOS Catalina problems: how to fix the most common issues

All of your macOS Catalina issues solved

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

 

How Do I Delete Multiple Emails When I Have a Lot to Delete?

It can be a challenge to delete multiple emails. I'll look at some of the concepts and techniques used by various email programs to make it easier.

https://askleo.com/delete-multiple-emails-lot-delete/

 

10 Ways to Restore Your Creative Energy Using Technology

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/restore-creative-energy-using-tech/

 

Windows 10 Updates Could Get Big Change

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

 

Xbox Series X chip revealed, features '8K' target

It's quite something!

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-series-x-chip-revealed-features-8k-target

 

How to protect your Windows 7 computers and data after Microsoft cuts off support

With no bug fixes or patches available for Windows 7 after Jan. 14, Veritas CIO John Abel offers tips to safeguard the PCs in your organization.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-protect-your-windows-7-computers-and-data-after-microsoft-cuts-off-support/

 

3 open source social platforms to consider

A photo-sharing platform, a privacy-friendly social network, and a web application for building and sharing portfolios.

https://opensource.com/article/19/9/open-source-social-networks?sc_cid=7013a000002D0G2AAK

 

How to connect your iPhone or iPad to a secured Wi-Fi network without a password

It’s all about proximity and Contacts.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3511426/how-to-connect-your-iphone-or-ipad-to-a-secured-wi-fi-network-without-a-password.html

 

BusKill Is a DIY Tool to Lock Down Your Laptop

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/buskill-diy-tool-lock-down-171520547.html

 

This $95 Vizio soundbar might be the best value in home audio

https://bgr.com/2020/01/06/vizio-soundbar-amazon-deal-best-selling-model/

 

Best universal remote control

There are plenty of choices out there, even if they do come from just two companies.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3314747/best-universal-remote-control.html?utm_date=20200107001846

 

[Did You Know] Launch Microsoft Office Apps in Secret Safe Mode

https://www.askvg.com/did-you-know-launch-microsoft-office-apps-in-secret-safe-mode/

 

Google’s new feature helps you avoid distractions on your Android device

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/google-focus-mode-for-android/590861/

 

Roku Announces 'Roku TV Ready' and 15 Roku TV Brands

Own a Roku TV? Audio equipment can now be certified to be 'Roku TV Ready' meaning setup is simplified and control only requires one remote.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372865/roku-announces-roku-tv-ready-and-15-roku-tv-brands

 

The ThinkPad X1 Fold is Lenovo’s first foldable screen PC

https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/06/the-thinkpad-x1-fold-is-lenovos-first-foldable-screen-pc/

 

Clop Ransomware Now Kills Windows 10 Apps and 3rd Party Tools

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/clop-ransomware-now-kills-windows-10-apps-and-3rd-party-tools/

 

Lenovo's foldable tablet is called the ThinkPad X1 Fold, and it'll ship for $2,499 mid-year

A physical keyboard, folding display, and 11 hours of battery life? Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Fold has us excited.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3512107/lenovos-foldable-tablet-is-called-the-thinkpad-x1-fold-and-itll-ship-for-2499-mid-year.html

 

How to clean your Apple AirPods (2019)

Put the toothpick down

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-clean-your-apple-airpods-2019

 

Email Hacked? 7 Things You Need to Do NOW

Email account theft is rampant. If it happens to you, there are several steps you need to take -- not only to recover your account, but to prevent it from being easily hacked again.

https://askleo.com/email_hacked_7_things_you_need_to_do_now/

 

7 Uses for a USB Stick You Didn’t Know About

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/five-uses-for-a-usb-stick-you-didnt-know-about/

 

Wyze Camera, Customer Database Leaked

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

 

Lenovo unveils ThinkPad X1 Fold foldable PC at CES 2020

The ThinkPad X1 Fold is one of the world's first foldable PCs.

https://www.windowscentral.com/lenovo-unveils-thinkpad-x1-fold-foldable-pc-ces-2020

 

Comcast announces new Wi-Fi 6-certified gateway, security features for internet customers at CES 2020

Comcast is making its internet service faster and more secure with new hardware and free security features that alerts customers to threats.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/comcast-announces-new-wi-fi-6-certified-gateway-security-features-for-internet-customers-at-ces-2020/

 

How I ditched my old OS and jumped into Linux

Tech writer Jason Evangelho shares his favorite distros and thoughts on gaming on Linux (pssst: Proton).

https://opensource.com/article/19/9/found-linux-video-gaming?sc_cid=7013a000002D1xMAAS

 

How to free up iCloud storage space

Apple gives you 5GB of iCloud storage space for free, but that can feel cramped rather quickly if you have more than one iOS device to back up. Here’s how to make the most of the space you have.

https://www.macworld.com/article/2010911/how-to-free-up-icloud-storage-space.html

 

Medicare Paid for $725 Million Worth of Drugs That Got Thrown Away

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/medicare-paid-725-million-worth-232530661.html

 

5 hidden Gmail features everyone should be using

https://bgr.com/2020/01/06/best-gmail-web-experience-top-tips-and-tricks/

 

Best water leak detectors for smart homes

Fires can be devastating, but water damage is a far more common risk. These smart devices will alert you if your home springs a leak, so you can take action quickly.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3138905/best-water-leak-detectors-for-smart-homes.html?utm_date=20200107001912

 

[Guide] Things to Do After Installing Feature Update in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/guide-things-to-do-after-installing-feature-update-in-windows-10/

 

4 questions you should ask before buying a new printer

https://www.komando.com/money-tips/kim-answers-epson-ecotank-questions/603071/

 

Withings ScanWatch Keeps Tabs on Your Breathing, Heart Rate

The ScanWatch features an ECG reader to check for heart irregularities, and an SpO2 sensor, which can help users better detect sleep apnea.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372862/withings-scanwatch-keeps-tabs-on-your-breathing-heart-rate

 

How do I close my Hotmail or Outlook.com account?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsFEZN0uhzY&t=6s

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Ransomware attackers wish victims happy holidays, offer discounts

Plus more news bytes from the week, including California's new privacy law and some new sextortion scam tactics

https://blog.avast.com/ransomware-attackers-offer-holiday-discounts

 

The password reuse problem is a ticking time bomb

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

 

A new anti-robocall law pummels spam callers with fines and pressures phone companies to stop robocalls in their tracks — but it won't end them just yet

https://www.yahoo.com/news/anti-robocall-law-pummels-spam-181242573.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/

 

What’s an “Internal Server Error” and How Do I Fix It?

An "Internal Server Error" happens within the web server attempting to show you an HTML page. It's typically a server-side problem out of your control.

https://askleo.com/whats_an_internal_server_error_and_how_do_i_fix_it/

 

Galaxy Note 10 Lite and S10 Lite hands-on: Huge screens, headphone jack is back!

Surprise, surprise. One of Samsung's new cheaper phones even has a headphone jack.

https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-galaxy-note-10-lite-s10-lite-hands-on-huge-screens-headphone-jack-back/

 

Samsung is getting ready to show lifelike 'artificial human' project

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/05/samsung-is-getting-ready-to-show-lifelike-artificial-human-project.html

 

Use the Fluxbox Linux desktop as your window manager

This article is part of a special series of 24 days of Linux desktops. Fluxbox is very light on system resources, yet it has vital Linux desktop features to make your user experience easy, blazingly efficient, and unduly fast.

https://opensource.com/article/19/12/fluxbox-linux-desktop?sc_cid=7013a000002DH53AAG

 

Apple 2020: Coming 13-Inch MacBook Pro, MacBook Air — Processor, Keyboard, Display Upgrades (Think: 16-Inch MacBook Pro)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brookecrothers/2020/01/05/apple-2020-coming-13-inch-macbook-pro-macbook-air----processor-keyboard-display-upgrades-think-16-inch-macbook-pro/

 

Instant chill: this CES 2020 heat-sucking gadget makes beverages cold in minutes

Never settle for lukewarm again

https://www.techradar.com/news/instant-chill-this-ces-2020-heat-sucking-gadget-makes-beverages-cold-in-minutes

 

Cybersecurity Experts Are Leaving the Federal Government. That’s a Problem.

The departures leave our critical infrastructure, elections, data and networks vulnerable.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/19/opinion/cybersecurity-departures-government.html

 

Iranian Cyberattacks Feared After Killing of Top General

https://www.securityweek.com/iranian-cyberattacks-feared-after-killing-top-general

 

Krebs’s 3 Basic Rules for Online Safety

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2011/05/krebss-3-basic-rules-for-online-safety/

 

Why is my iPhone so slow? How to speed up a lagging iPhone

https://macpaw.com/how-to/make-iphone-faster

 

Google Search Now Has a (I'll Probably Never) Watchlist

https://gizmodo.com/google-search-now-has-a-ill-probably-never-watchlist-1840715452

 

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

 

Stop secret spies, remove stalkerware, prevent SIM swaps and more: Tech Q&A

https://www.komando.com/privacy/stop-secret-spies-remove-stalkerware-prevent-sim-swaps-and-more-tech-qa/699494/

 

Samsung Unveils 'Extremely Deep Curvature' Gaming Monitors

Samsung is claiming a world first with these 1000R curvature gaming displays.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372816/samsung-unveils-extremely-deep-curvature-gaming-monitors

 

This High-speed Portable Charger Is a Travel Must-have

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/high-speed-portable-charger-travel-101601986.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/

 

How Do I Move the Taskbar Back to the Bottom?

Occasionally, the Windows taskbar can end up on either side (or even the top of) your screen. I'll show you how to move the taskbar bar back to the bottom.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-move-the-taskbar-back-to-the-bottom/

 

Charmin's pooptime robot pal will bring a new toilet paper roll when you need it most

At CES 2020, the toilet roll maker shows us a vision for the future of bathroom time.

https://www.cnet.com/news/charmins-pooptime-robot-pal-will-bring-fresh-toilet-roll-when-you-need-it-most/

 

Iran has shown a talent for cyberattacks, and businesses may be a prime target for retaliation

  - Rising tensions with Iran are worrisome because Iran has previously conducted widespread cyberattacks against American businesses in response to U.S. government action, experts told CNBC.

  - Iran also possesses a vast trove of intelligence, thanks to a sustained campaign of intellectual property theft against hundreds of U.S. academic institutions, according to the Department of Justice.

  - It said targets have included universities that conduct biological, chemical, defense industrial, space and nuclear research for the federal government.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/03/iran-has-shown-a-significant-talent-for-cyberattacks.html

 

Revamp your old Linux desktop with Joe's Window Manager

This article is part of a special series of 24 days of Linux desktops. JWM's meager weight and simplicity makes it a great window manager for slow or old Linux computers.

https://opensource.com/article/19/12/joes-window-manager-linux-desktop?sc_cid=7013a000002DH53AAG

 

High-Impact Windows 10 Security Threat Revealed As App-Killing Malware Evolves

https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2020/01/05/alarming-new-windows-10-security-threat-as-app-killing-clop-malware-evolves/

 

How To Fix Upgrading Ubuntu Repositories VirtualBox To Oracle-Provided VirtualBox

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/12/how-to-upgrade-ubuntu-repositories.html

 

Wawa hit with massive data breach, potentially affecting more than 850 locations, CEO says

Malware exposed customers’ credit and debit card numbers and other data for more than eight months.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/12/20/wawa-hit-with-massive-data-breach-potentially-affecting-all-locations-ceo-says/

 

'Iranian Hackers' Claim Breach of US Govt Website

https://www.securityweek.com/iranian-hackers-claim-breach-us-govt-website

 

Senate bill would order DHS to review K-12 cybersecurity

https://edscoop.com/k12-cybersecurity-act-2019-dhs/

 

Crooks Hijack Retirement Funds Via SSA Portal

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/09/crooks-hijack-retirement-funds-via-ssa-portal/

 

iPhone backup failed: Why is my iPhone not backing up?

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

 

Fox Networks Could Soon Go Dark for Millions Still Stuck With Cable

https://gizmodo.com/fox-networks-could-soon-go-dark-for-millions-still-stuc-1840712799

 

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

 

What you need to know about political ads in 2020

https://www.komando.com/social-media/2020s-political-ads/699873/

 

How Old Should Kids Be When They Get Their Own Digital Devices?

PCMag polled 1,000 parents of school-age children about when they'd feel comfortable buying their kids smartphones, tablets, laptops, and smart speakers. Here's what we found.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370025/how-old-should-kids-be-when-they-get-their-own-digital-devic

 

Samsung's zero-bezel 8K TV is real

https://www.yahoo.com/news/2020-01-04-samsung-8k-q950ts-ces-2020.html

 

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/

 

Can Everything I Do Online Be Monitored at My Router?

While it's not typically easy, your internet traffic can be monitored at or near your router. I'll look at how this might be done.

https://askleo.com/can_everything_i_do_online_be_monitored_at_my_router/

 

PC users turn to must-have Windows 10 upgrade as Windows 7 as end of life nears

MICROSOFT fans are turning their back on Windows 7 as the End Of Life (EOL) deadline approaches, with most opting to upgrade their PC to Windows 10 to get the latest security and feature updates.

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1224189/Windows-7-End-Of-Life-Upgrade-Cost-Windows-10-Update

 

North Korea Accused of Attacking Windows Users

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10685/north-korea-accused-attacking-windows-users

 

Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 resumes march towards endless dominance

With support for Windows 7 ending in less than two weeks, the Windows 10 upgrade push continues.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3199373/windows-by-the-numbers-windows-10-resumes-march-towards-endless-dominance.html

 

Iran promised retaliation after a US airstrike in the outskirts of Baghdad early today killed Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard's Quds Force. One of Soleimani's principal collaborators, Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, was also killed.

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2020/January/CyberWire_2020_01_03.html

 

Intel is prototyping PCIe 4.0 SSDs, but needs AMD CPUs to test them

Will they buy from AMD or stubbornly use them with PCIe 3.0 only?

https://www.techspot.com/news/83402-intel-prototyping-pcie-40-ssds-but-needs-amd.html

 

IBM announces battery technology breakthrough

Free of heavy metals and able to reportedly outperform existing batteries, the discovery could potentially make lithium-ion obsolete.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/ibm-announces-battery-technology-breakthrough/

 

Firefox 72 Will Let Users Delete Telemetry Data

Set to be released next week, Firefox 72 will provide users with an option to delete the telemetry data that the browser collects from them, Mozilla says.

https://www.securityweek.com/firefox-72-will-let-users-delete-telemetry-data

 

Ransomware tops list of healthcare cybersecurity threats in 2019

Healthcare CIOs should get ready for a vigorous privacy debate and prepare for more destructive cyberattacks in the coming year, according to experts.

https://searchhealthit.techtarget.com/feature/Ransomware-tops-list-of-healthcare-cybersecurity-threats-in-2019

 

TP-Link adds WiFi 6 to its affordable mesh routers

The Deco X20 offers mesh networking for less than $200.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/05/tp-link-affordable-wifi-6-mesh-routers/

 

How to download photos from Google Photos to your iPhone

https://macpaw.com/how-to/download-photos-from-google-photos

 

How to (Hypothetically) Hack Your School's Surveillance System

https://gizmodo.com/how-to-hypothetically-hack-your-schools-surveillance-1840680142

 

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

 

Why free antivirus software isn’t enough protection

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/is-antivirus-software-worth-it/694288/

 

Lenovo Unveils New Think-Branded Hardware Ahead of CES

Expect two new ThinkPad X1 laptops, four ThinkVision monitors, a ThinkCentre all-in-one PC, a new TrackPoint Keyboard, and a ThinkSmart display in the first half of 2020.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372810/lenovo-unveils-new-think-branded-hardware-ahead-of-ces

 

Samsung made a super-ultrawide monitor that even the most powerful gaming PC probably can't keep up with

https://www.yahoo.com/news/samsung-made-super-ultrawide-monitor-143900730.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/

 

CHKDSK: What Is It and How Do I Run It?

CHKDSK, short for Check Disk, is a utility that checks the integrity of the files and file structure of your hard disk. I'll walk you through it.

https://askleo.com/chkdsk_what_is_it_and_how_do_i_run_it/

 

Android update: Millions of smartphones are finally receiving this awesome iPhone feature

MILLIONS of Android smartphones are finally receiving this awesome iPhone feature and it's something the hugely popular mobile operating system desperately needed.

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1223709/Android-update-smartphones-receive-new-file-transfer-system

 

No More Security Updates: Win7 Support Ends Jan 14

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10683/no-more-security-updates-win7-support-ends-jan-14

 

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

 

Microsoft takes down bogus domains operated by North Korea’s Thallium Advanced Persistent Threat. The Cloud Hoppercyber espionage campaign turns out to have been far more extensive than hitherto believed.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-daily-2020-01-02.html

 

Arlo adds a big passive-aggressive floodlight to its camera so that you can scare your neighbors

https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/05/arlo-adds-a-big-passive-aggressive-floodlight-to-its-camera-so-that-you-can-scare-your-neighbors/

 

Why Samsung and Possibly Apple Are Targeting Budget-Conscious Buyers With New Smartphones

Both tech giants have every incentive to offer new smartphones at a broader range of price points.

https://www.thestreet.com/investing/why-samsung-apple-are-making-cheaper-smartphones?puc=yahoo&cm_ven=YAHOO&yptr=yahoo

 

Linux 5.5 Lands Fix For The AppArmor Performance Regression

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-5.5-AppArmor-Fixed

 

Landry's Discloses Payment Card Incident

https://www.securityweek.com/landrys-discloses-payment-card-incident

 

Cybercriminals Found a Scary New Way of Making Hacked Companies Pay Ransom

Ransomware is spreading like wildfire in the U.S., and one gang is threatening infected companies with mass data exposure if they don't pay up.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/5dmzzd/cybercriminals-found-a-scary-new-way-of-making-hacked-companies-pay-ransom

 

How to back up your iPhone to an external hard drive

https://macpaw.com/how-to/backup-iphone-to-external-drive

 

ProtonMail Just Launched A Calendar So You Can Encrypt Your 2020

https://gizmodo.com/protonmail-just-launched-a-calendar-so-you-can-encrypt-1840729312

 

Iran strike puts U.S. cybersecurity experts on alert

Iran is considered one of Washington’s primary adversaries in cyberspace, and has shown a willingness to go after government and civilian targets.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/iran-strike-puts-u-s-cybersecurity-experts-alert-n1110256

 

Scam alert: Convincing phishing email is spreading

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/scam-alert-convincing-phishing-email-is-spreading/699952/

 

Lenovo Lavie-Branded All-in-One, Laptops Arrive in March

The Lavie Home AIO uses a Crystal Sound Display, while the ultra-lightweight Lavie Pro Mobile promises 15 hours of battery life.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/372807/lenovo-lavie-branded-all-in-one-laptops-arrive-in-march

 

Samsung will unveil its latest Galaxy phones on February 11th

https://www.yahoo.com/news/2020-01-04-samsung-galaxy-unpacked-galaxy-s11-s20-february-11.html

 

Remote Command Execution Vulnerability Affects Many D-Link Routers

Proof-of-concept (PoC) exploits were recently made public by researchers for remote command execution and information disclosure vulnerabilities affecting many D-Link routers.

https://www.securityweek.com/remote-command-execution-vulnerability-affects-many-d-link-routers

 

Can My ISP See I'm Using a VPN?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-80KoTh3_uI&t=12s

 

Vector, the Little Robot That Could(n't Do Much) Is Back From the Dead

https://gizmodo.com/vector-the-little-robot-that-could-nt-do-much-is-back-1840820716

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