Arduino Aims to Secure IoT With New Dev Platform,
What about Windows 10 backup?
While Windows 10 backup is included as part of the
operating system, I consider it to be barely adequate, and prefer
a more full-featured solution.
How to Set Up iCloud Email and Calendar Access on
Google Removes Trove of Risky 'Bread' Apps From
Google has removed roughly 1,700 unique
applications from its Google Play app store that were part of a
family of potentially unwanted programs.
Amazon’s Ring fired four employees for peeping into
customer video feeds
How to Use the F Keys on a Mac
Take advantage of your Mac's function keys
[Tip] Disable Sponsored Ads in Opera on Mobile
Phones and Tablets
Make Outlook automatically download pictures in
Office 365 on Windows 7 gets free patches until
The end of support in January for Windows 7 does
not mean the end of support for Office 365 ProPlus. Users of the
latter will get security updates, but no new features.
The 9 Best Free Movie Apps to Watch Movies Online
Lawmakers Prod FCC to Act on SIM Swapping
Amazon Ring fired staff for snooping on customers’
- Amazon’s Ring has responded to a letter
from Democratic senators seeking more information about its
- In the letter, Ring acknowledged it fired
four employees for abusing their access to customer data.
- The move follows reports that Ring
employees in Ukraine were given unrestricted access to videos from
Ring cameras around the world.
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.
Google Assistant: Now More Helpful Around the House
and More Respectful of Privacy
The smart, “invisible” Level Lock hides inside your
existing door lock hardware
It replaces only the interior hardware of your
deadbolt, allowing you to keep your keyhole and turnpiece.
Profiling the Linken Sphere anti-detection browser
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
CES 2020: The good, the bad and the weirdest tech
revealed this year
How to Create a Backup Image Using Macrium Reflect
Free (I have published tutorials.Always have a Restre media you
have tested to work on your computer. Always click Advanced
Options and check auto-verify.)
Once I've convinced you that image backups are
important, your next question is most likely to be "OK, How?".
Here's a short-and-sweet answer and resources to learn more.
How to Use rclone to Back Up to Google Drive on
Christmas Ransomware Attack Hit New York Airport
An upstate New York airport and its computer
management provider were attacked by ransomware over Christmas,
Facebook says it will let users see fewer political
ads — but still refuses to fact-check them
- Facebook says it will start letting its
U.S. users see fewer political ads, starting this summer.
- It follows a decision by Twitter to ban
political ads outright. Google has also limited ad targeting.
- The company says it won’t fact-check
political ads, nor will it limit targeting for such posts.
How to Type the Apple Logo on Your Mac, iPhone, and
Easily add that familiar symbol where you want it
[Tip] Enable “Back Forward Cache” Feature in Google
Chrome for Faster Navigation
Remove Action Needed prompt while connecting to
WiFi network in Windows 10
Microsoft cheat sheets: Dive into Windows and
These guides will help you find your way around
several generations of Microsoft’s Office apps for Windows — and
The 7 Best Sites to Download Cool Ringtones That
Tricky Phish Angles for Persistence, Not Passwords
Stop everything. Update Firefox now
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.
How to Disable Those Cursed Website Notifications
in the New Firefox
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.
Cyber adjuncts to kinetic strikes in the Middle
The US and Iran appear to be seeking de-escalation
following the US drone strike against Quds Force commander General
Soleimani and Iran's retaliatory rocket barrage against two US
bases in Iraq. The New York Times predicts Tehran will now turn
its focus to cyber operations
Privacy Groups to Google: Please Kill Android
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
Scams and phishing attacks spreading amid Iran
cyberwar fears – don’t get fooled
Why Testing Your Backups Is Critical (Macrium
Reflect and other backup software verify after backup eliminates
doing things this way.)
Testing your backups is an easy step to overlook,
but an important step to take. Make sure your backups will be
there when you need them.
How to Wrap Text Around Images in Google Docs
New Bill Would Prohibit Intelligence Sharing With
Countries That Use Huawei
A bill introduced this week by Senator Tom Cotton
(R-Arkansas) would ban the sharing of intelligence with countries
that use Huawei technologies in their fifth generation (5G)
British banks hit by hacking of foreign exchange
Travelex computer systems have been down for more
than a week since a malware attack on New Year’s Eve, leaving
Lloyds, Barclays, HSBC and the Royal Bank of Scotland, among
others, unable to process transactions.
How to Use Siri on a Mac
Speak to Siri on Mac Just as You Would on an iPhone
[Tip] Enable Tab Freeze or Tab Suspend Feature in
HardLink Shell Extension: Create Hardlinks,
Symbolic Links, Junctions, Volume Mountpoints
Microsoft touts Edge's new tab page connection to
By using group policy objects, IT admins can turn
the browser into a front end for Office 365 with an
enterprise-centric new tab page.
How to Erase Your Social Media Presence: Facebook,
Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat
The Hidden Cost of Ransomware: Wholesale Password
NextMind Makes a Leap Toward Controlling Computers
With Your Thoughts
You can still get these 9 tech gadgets at year-end
The First Folding PC Is Remarkably Smart
How hackable is your smart device? The UL IoT
Security Rating and UL Verified Mark will tell you
Does your device have an easily guessed default
password (bad)? Does it anonymize data (good)? UL will check for
these security issues and more.
Both Iran and the US appear to have signaled a
desire for de-escalation, the Washington Post says, but the report
Dragos issued yesterday about Magnallium (also known as APT33,
Elfin, or Refined Kitten) has kept alive concerns about North
American power grid security.
5G Home Internet Won't Happen Until Later in 2020,
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.
Can’t upgrade from Windows 7 to 10? Here’s what to
Can I Use the Free Backup Software that Came with
My External Drive?
How to Add Space Between Text and Cell Borders in
Remote Code Execution Flaw Impacts E2fsprogs
Filesystem Utility (Linux and Unix. Most servers hosting
websites use one of these OS's.)
out-of-bounds write bug in the E2fsprogs filesystem utility could
lead to remote code execution, Cisco Talos security researchers
A security flaw in China’s TikTok app was found. It
lets hackers use text messages to control accounts
- Popular video sharing app TikTok had
“multiple” security vulnerabilities, according to a new report
from cybersecurity firm Check Point.
- Hackers could take control of TikTok
accounts and manipulate the content, upload and delete videos and
reveal personal information such as a private email address.
- The vulnerability was disclosed to TikTok
How to Find Windows Spotlight Images
Jazz up your Windows 10 desktop background with
[Firefox Tip] Use Separate Default Search Engine in
Private Browsing Mode
Synchronize Bookmarks in Firefox using these free
Running Win10 version 1803 or 1809? You have
options. Here’s how to control your upgrade.
With support for the venerable Win10 version 1803
officially at an end, and 1809 not too long for this earth, it’s
time to think seriously about upgrading. Fortunately, you have
lots of options — and a surprising amount of control over your
7 Virtual Monitor Apps to Maximize Your Ultrawide
Alleged Member of Neo-Nazi Swatting Group Charged
Man jailed for using webcam RAT to spy on women in
DeWalt's 20V Max Impact driver kit has dropped to
$99 on Amazon
Down from a list price of $149, this powerful
DeWalt impact driver can fit in tight spaces, features LEDs for
better visibility, and is ready to work with the full variety of
1/4-inch hex shank bits.
Foldable Phones and PCs Are Just Tablets
Ring announces 6 new products, along with measures
to quiet criticism of its privacy practices
A revamped Ring Control Center promises to make it
easier for users to manage their privacy settings while using
Ring’s video doorbells, cameras, and other home security devices.
Citing a report by Saudi Arabia's National
Cybersecurity Authority, multiple sources report that "Dustman," a
destructive Iranian cyber campaign, has hit Bapco, Bahrain's
national oil company. ZDNet outlines the malware as a successor to
earlier Iranian wiper campaigns, notably Shamoon.
Hackers Are Abusing a Bug in Firefox to
Take Over Computers
'We are aware of targeted attacks in
the wild abusing this flaw,' Mozilla said in the advisory. It's
not clear how the hackers were exploiting the bug, but they likely
created a malicious website to trigger the flaw.
Update your phone now! Bug lets hackers
Is an Online Backup Service a Good
Backing up data using an online backup
service can seem to be an effective solution, and it can be an
important part of an overall strategy, but there are important
limits and considerations.
Senator seeks ban on US sharing
intelligence with countries using Huawei 5G gear
Ransomware is a reality.
I Have Two Facebook Accounts, How Do I
Delete Just One of Them?