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Lots of Lenovo laptops have USB-C issues, but there's a fix

If your Lenovo laptop has some USB-C issues, don't fret.

https://www.windowscentral.com/lots-lenovo-laptops-have-usb-c-issues-theres-fix

 

How to buy a smart display in 2020

Our top picks.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/23/smart-display-guide-amazon-google-lenovo/

 

Use Review Feature to track changes in Word documents

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/use-review-feature-in-office-word

 

dnGrep is an open source tool that can search for text inside documents

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/22/dngrep-is-an-open-source-tool-that-can-search-for-text-inside-documents/

 

Malware redirecting visitors found on 2,000 WordPress sites

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/malware/malware-redirecting-visitors-found-on-2000-wordpress-sites/

 

What Are USB LED Lights and What Are Their Uses?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/usb-led-lights-and-their-uses/

 

How to Generate Battery Usage Report in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3297-generate-battery-usage-report-windows-10-a.html

 

Intel May Have Pulled PCIe 4.0 Support for Comet Lake

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/305241-intel-may-have-pulled-pcie-4-0-support-for-comet-lake

 

X-Lite

An easy to use softphone for your system, ready to meet your conversational needs, with support for multiple call lines and interlocutors

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Telephony-SMS-GSM/X-Lite.shtml

 

Microsoft Edge Chromium walkthrough video review

VIDEO: Check out this walkthrough video with everything you need to know about the new Chromium version of Microsoft Edge for Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-edge-chromium-video-review/

 

100% Disk Usage in Windows 10 Fixed With 14 Tricks

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-tips-fix-100-disk-usage-improve-windows-performance/#

 

Windows 10 Taskbar Isn’t Going Away in Full Screen – What to Do

https://www.techjunkie.com/taskbar-isnt-going-away-full-screen/

 

Explainer: Bezos allegations put phone hacking technology in the spotlight

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/explainer-bezos-allegations-put-phone-203329967.html

 

Here’s how the Galaxy S20 can finally beat the iPhone

The Galaxy S20 could steal the mantle from Apple for top smartphone. Here's how.

https://www.tomsguide.com/opinion/how-galaxy-s20-can-beat-iphone-12

 

How to delete Cortana recordings and protect your privacy

Keep your conversations safe from prying ears

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/23/21078549/how-to-delete-cortana-microsoft-recordings-privacy

 

'CardPlanet' Operator Pleads Guilty in Federal Court

Russian national faced multiple charges in connection with operating the marketplace for stolen credit-card credentials, and a forum for VIP criminals to offer their services.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/cardplanet-operator-pleads-guilty-in-federal-court/d/d-id/1336881

 

Is This an Ad? Google's Search Redesign Makes It Hard to Tell

A main complaint is how the new layout makes it harder to distinguish between ads and organic results at a glance. Google says it will make further tweaks to avoid confusion.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/is-this-an-ad-googles-search-redesign-makes-it-hard-to-tell

 

This sophisticated banking scam looks too real to be the work of hackers

https://www.komando.com/news/sophisticated-email-banking-scam/703241/

 

How to use the new Microsoft Edge print features

The new Microsoft Edge includes a revamped printing experience, and in this guide, we'll show you how to use it on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-print-experience-new-microsoft-edge

 

Tinder is working on a panic button for dangerous situations

It can send emergency services straight to your location.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/23/tinder-panic-button-dangerous-situations/

 

How to search for a Face on the web using a Face Search Engine

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/face-search-engines

 

Get on-screen icons for Caps Lock, Num Lock and Scroll Lock with addLEDs

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/22/get-on-screen-icons-for-caps-lock-num-lock-and-scroll-lock-with-addleds/

 

Mushtik botnet now shopping for Tomato routers

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/network-security/mushtik-botnet-now-shopping-for-tomato-routers/

 

6 Common MacOS Catalina Problems and Their Fixes

https://www.maketecheasier.com/common-macos-catalina-problems/

 

How to Remove PIN from your Account in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6518-remove-pin-your-account-windows-10-a.html

 

MIT Uses AI to Create Updated Street Maps from Satellite Imagery

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/305225-mit-uses-ai-to-create-updated-street-maps-from-satellite-imagery

 

Microsoft Safety Scanner

A standalone on-demand computer scanner that performs quick, full, or custom analysis on your computer to detect potential threats

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Microsoft-Safety-Scanner.shtml

 

How to enable IE Mode using flags settings on Microsoft Edge

You can load legacy websites with IE Mode on Microsoft Edge, and in this guide, you'll learn the steps to perform the task using the flags settings.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-ie-mode-flags-microsoft-edge/

 

Got Popup Ads on Android? How to Spot and Remove Them

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/android-app-displaying-popup-adverts/

 

Which Startup Programs Are OK to Stop?

https://www.techjunkie.com/startup-programs-ok-stop/

 

'Why won't my Android update?': How to fix any Android updating issue, from low storage space to a faulty internet connection

https://www.yahoo.com/news/why-wont-android-fix-android-192600687.html

 

The Galaxy S20 is losing Samsung’s most unique camera technology (report)

Goodbye dual aperture

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/the-galaxy-s20-is-losing-samsungs-most-unique-camera-technology-report

 

Comcast plans price hikes for cable customers as it looks ahead to streaming Peacock launch

The cable giant keeps adding broadband and cable subscribers

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/23/21075172/cats-comcast-box-office-peacock-nbcuniversal

 

7 Steps to IoT Security in 2020

There are important steps security teams should take to be ready for the evolving security threats to the IoT in 2020.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/7-steps-to-iot-security-in-2020/b/d-id/1336872

 

Elevate Exoskeleton Will Get You (and Your Bad Knees) Back on the Ski Slopes

The Elevate exoskeleton, which looks like a high-tech knee brace, offloads about 30 percent of your body weight, significantly reducing the load on your quadricep muscles and knee joints. We try it out in Park City, Utah.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/elevate-exoskeleton-will-get-you-and-your-bad-knees-back-on-the-ski-slopes

 

5 features your router needs to keep hackers out

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/5-features-your-router-needs-to-keep-hackers-out/701571/

 

How to use a keyboard and mouse on Xbox One with ANY game

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-mouse-and-keyboard-xbox-one

 

Apple drops Flash from its latest Safari browser preview

Adobe's once-prevalent tech is in its dying days.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/23/apple-drops-flash-from-its-latest-safari-browser-preview/

 

How to merge Multiple Word Documents

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-merge-word-documents

 

Wine 5.0 has been released

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/22/wine-5-0-has-been-released/

 

Report: FBI issues alert after two municipalities hacked via SharePoint

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/apts-cyberespionage/report-fbi-issues-alert-after-two-municipalities-hacked-via-sharepoint/

 

7 Best Firefox Extensions You Need to Use in 2020

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-firefox-web-extensions/

 

How to Add Secure Delete to Recycle Bin Context Menu in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/124353-add-secure-delete-recycle-bin-context-menu-windows-10-a.html

 

This Sci-Fi-Inspired Device Could Replace Bulky, Expensive X-Ray Machines

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/304941-this-sci-fi-inspired-device-could-replace-bulky-expensive-x-ray-machines

 

Microsoft Edge

Chromium-based evolution of Microsoft's browser, built with a brand new engine and sporting a different yet familiar look, while also offering a bunch of new features along with support for Chrome extensions

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Browsers/Microsoft-Edge.shtml

 

How to enable sync for browsing data on Microsoft Edge

If you use Microsoft Edge on multiple devices, you can make your life a little easier by syncing history, favorites, passwords, and open tabs across all of them – Here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-sync-microsoft-edge/

 

Tethering: How to Connect Mobile Internet to Your PC or Laptop

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/tethering-use-mobile-internet-pc/

 

How to Tell If an Email Has Been Spoofed

https://www.techjunkie.com/tell-email-spoofed/

 

Sprint will fix anyone's cracked Samsung Galaxy screen for $49

https://www.yahoo.com/news/2020-01-23-sprint-samsung-galaxy-screen-repair.html

 

iPhone SE 2 release date, price, specs and leaks

The iPhone SE 2 could be the cheap iPhone worth waiting for

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-se-2

 

Seattle is the first area in the US where residents can vote via smartphones

King County, Washington residents will be able to vote from their phones for an upcoming board of supervisors election

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/22/21077358/seattle-king-county-smartphone-voting-mobile-supervisors-board-election

 

The Annoying MacOS Threat That Won't Go Away

In two years, the adware-dropping Shlayer Trojan has spread to infect one in 10 MacOS systems, Kaspersky says.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/the-annoying-macos-threat-that-wont-go-away/d/d-id/1336875

 

Netflix Remains on Top, Despite Crowded Streaming Market

Even with the increase in streaming competitors, Netflix remains at the top of the pack—but how long will its dominance last?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/netflix-remains-on-top-despite-crowded-streaming-market

 

5 ways to limit your phone’s location tracking

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/5-ways-to-limit-your-phones-location-tracking/703123/

 

How to configure spell checker on the new Microsoft Edge

Yes, the new Microsoft Edge includes a spell checker to help you correct misspelled words before sending a message, and in this guide, you'll learn the steps to configure the feature.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-configure-spell-checker-new-microsoft-edge

 

Google Collections will save and organize your searches

The feature will use AI to recommend related websites, images and products.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/22/google-search-collections/

 

Installing and updating Microsoft Edge browser – Troubleshooting tips

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/problems-installing-updating-microsoft-edge

 

DuckDuckGo Lite: efficient lightweight search

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/21/duckduckgo-lite-efficient-search-without-ads/

 

Analysis of popular apps finds rampant sharing of personal data

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/analysis-of-popular-apps-finds-rampant-sharing-of-personal-data/

 

Do You Really Need Antivirus Software on Linux?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/linux-do-you-really-need-anti-virus-software/

 

How to Enable or Disable User Files Backup in Windows Backup in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/98709-enable-disable-user-files-backup-windows-backup-windows-10-a.html

 

A New Alzheimer’s Vaccine Could Be Headed for Human Trials

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/304009-a-new-alzheimers-vaccine-could-be-headed-for-human-trials

 

Windows 10 Manager

Tweak, clean and optimize various aspects of your Windows 10 system with the help of this feature-rich and efficient application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/Windows-10-Manager.shtml

 

How to enable IE Mode for external websites on Microsoft Edge

Need to load old external sites with Microsoft Edge? Here are the steps on how to do this with Group Policy.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-ie-mode-external-websites-edge/

 

Spotify vs. Apple Music vs. Google Play Music: Which Is Best?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/spotify-apple-music-google-play-music-best/

 

Windows 10 Synaptics Touchpad Settings Missing [Solved]

https://www.techjunkie.com/windows-10-synaptics-touchpad-settings-missing/

 

That letter from the IRS could be a fake. Watch out for this tax scam and others in 2020

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/letter-irs-could-fake-watch-050118492.html

 

Comcast is practically encouraging people to cut the cord with new price hikes

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/comcast-is-practically-encouraging-people-to-cut-the-cord-with-new-price-hikes

 

AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su talks new Ryzen 4000 chips and out-performing Intel

The Vergecast interview

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/21/21075200/podcast-amd-ceo-lisa-su-interview-ryzen-chips-ces-2020-vergecast-intel

 

DHS Warns of Increasing Emotet Risk

Emotet is considered one of the most damaging banking Trojans, primarily through its ability to carry other malware into an organization.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/dhs-warns-of-increasing-emotet-risk/d/d-id/1336873

 

What Would Make You Cancel a Video-Streaming Service?

According to a PCMag survey, 65 percent of streaming users said they'd cancel their streaming subscription over price increases. Another 14 percent would cancel over losing their favorite movies and shows, while 9 percent prioritize exclusive original content.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/what-would-make-you-cancel-a-video-streaming-service

 

3 simple steps to improve your TV’s picture quality

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/3-simple-steps-to-improve-your-tvs-picture-quality/12088/

 

Windows 10 November 2019 Update now available for people who manually check for an update

The Windows 10 November 2019 Update continues its rollout to more people.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-november-2019-update-now-available-people-who-manually-check-update

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250 million Microsoft customer service records briefly exposed online: report

https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/479426-250-million-microsoft-customer-service-records-briefly-exposed-online

 

The password reuse problem is a ticking time bomb

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

 

Hey, is Your Password on the Naughty List?

https://askbobrankin.com/hey_is_your_password_on_the_naughty_list.html

 

This smart, 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV for $130 is a perfect second set

Grab a solid low-cost TV for the bedroom, kitchen, or play room at a fantastic price at Amazon.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3516290/this-smart-32-inch-toshiba-fire-tv-for-130-is-a-perfect-second-set.html

 

DoS Exploit PoC Released for Critical Windows RDP Gateway Bugs

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/dos-exploit-poc-released-for-critical-windows-rdp-gateway-bugs/

 

Putin’s Russia, Punching Above Its Weight, Keeps Adversaries Off Balance

Its economy is sputtering and its young people are frustrated, but with America and Europe in tumult, Russia and its leader of two decades are on a roll.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/23/world/europe/russia-putin.html

 

'Police Web Browser Scam' Dupes Users into Paying Thousands

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10689/police-web-browser-scam-dupes-users-paying-thousands

 

The 10 Best Free PC Games in 2019

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-free-pc-games/

 

How to create a drop down list in Excel

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-create-a-drop-down-list-in-excel

 

London’s Met Police switches on live facial recognition, flying in face of human rights concerns

https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/24/londons-met-police-switches-on-live-facial-recognition-flying-in-face-of-human-rights-concerns/

 

[LEGAL ALERT] What You May Have Overlooked in the Run Up to CCPA Compliance

https://blog.knowbe4.com/legal-alert-what-you-may-have-overlooked-in-the-run-up-to-ccpa-compliance

 

How to protect previous Firefox tabs from being hijacked

Learn how to secure Firefox tabs from mischief with the Don't Touch My Tabs add-on.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-protect-previous-firefox-tabs-from-being-hijacked/

 

Microsoft’s sneaky plan to switch Chrome searches from Google to Bing

Get ready for support calls when users see Bing results they never asked for.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/01/microsofts-sneaky-plan-to-switch-chrome-searches-from-google-to-bing/

 

A DirecTV Satellite May Explode Due to Battery Malfunction

'Significant and irreversible thermal damage' means any attempt to recharge the batteries onboard the Spaceway-1 satellite could result in the cells bursting.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/a-directv-satellite-may-explode-due-to-battery-malfunction

 

How to change your kid’s adult Apple ID account to a child account

If you inflated their age, you can deflate it, too.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3513911/how-to-change-your-kid-s-adult-apple-id-account-to-a-child-account.html

 

Garadget review: Open your garage door with open-source technology

If you have the patience for delving into user forums if you need help, Garadget is worth a look.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3516130/garadget-review.html

 

Ransomware Situation Goes From Bad to Worse

New malware distribution techniques and functionality updates are sure to put more pressure on enterprise organizations in 2020.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/ransomware-situation-goes-from-bad-to-worse/d/d-id/1336664

 

'What is Google Takeout?': How to use Google's simple tool for downloading all of your account data at once

https://www.yahoo.com/news/google-takeout-googles-simple-tool-205900210.html

 

Amazon’s one-day mesh deal blankets your home with blazing-fast Wi-Fi for $174

https://bgr.com/2020/01/24/eero-mesh-wifi-deals-on-amazon-today-only/

 

Geekly Update - 23 January 2020

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_23_january_2020.html

 

Microsoft begins bringing in developers to build its dual-screen future, including Windows 10X

Microsoft's Surface Neo and Surface Duo are scheduled to ship in holiday 2020, meaning that developers have just a few months to port and test their apps.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3516112/microsoft-brings-in-developers-to-build-its-dual-screen-future-including-windows-10x.html

 

Microsoft is Adding Classic ‘Edge Mode’ to New Edge Browser (this is the old original Edge)

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-is-adding-classic-edge-mode-to-new-edge-browser/

 

Facebook Discovers Fakes That Show Evolution of Disinformation

Researchers said the profiles, linked to the Epoch Media Group, used photos generated by artificial intelligence in a preview of an “eerie, tech-enabled future of disinformation.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/20/business/facebook-ai-generated-profiles.html

 

Google Slammed Over Android 'Bloatware'

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10690/google-slammed-over-android-bloatware

 

24 Google Docs Templates That Will Make Your Life Easier

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/24-google-docs-templates-will-make-life-easier/

 

How to lock cells in Excel

Lock in on your Excel skills

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-lock-cells-in-excel

 

Google backtracks on search results design

https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/24/google-backtracks-on-search-results-design/

 

FBI Issues Alert For "Sleeper" LockerGoga and MegaCortex Ransomware

https://blog.knowbe4.com/fbi-issues-alert-for-lockergoga-and-megacortex-ransomware

 

5G promises faster speeds and greater security risks

TechRepublic's Karen Roby talks with Radware exec Mike O'Malley about the growing security risks that accompany 5G for providers, smart cities, and the enterprise.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/5g-promises-faster-speeds-and-greater-security-risks/

 

After a decade of drama, Apple is ready to kill Flash in Safari once and for all

The change is just in the preview build so far, but it's likely to go public soon.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/01/apple-seems-poised-to-end-adobe-flash-support-in-the-next-safari-release/

 

This ‘Ultrasonic gripper’ lets robots move things without touching them

https://thenextweb.com/insider/2020/01/23/this-ultrasonic-gripper-lets-robots-move-things-without-touching-them/

 

iPad 2020 rumors: The iPad could get a backlit scissor-switch Smart Keyboard

A scissor-switch keyboard for the iPad sounds interesting, but it's not as obvious a fit as it was for the MacBook Pro.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3434061/ipad-2020-rumors-everything-you-need-to-know.html

 

The best indoor air-quality monitors: Identify the pollutants that can compromise your health and comfort

Whether you suffer from allergies or asthma or just want to optimize your indoor environment, these devices will give you insight into the air you're breathing.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3356448/best-indoor-air-quality-monitor.html

 

Star Wars Rogue One - A Phish Story

https://thecyberwire.com/videos/video/star-wars-rogue-one-a-phish-story.html

 

Google backtracks on search results design

https://www.yahoo.com/news/google-backtracks-search-results-design-230037090.html

 

We now know exactly when the Pixel 4a and Android 11 will be unveiled

https://bgr.com/2020/01/24/pixel-4a-release-date-google-i-o-2020-keynote-date-official/

 

Here's How to Partition Your Hard Drive

https://askbobrankin.com/heres_how_to_partition_your_hard_drive_.html

 

Upgrade to a sweet 27-inch Dell IPS monitor with FreeSync for $109

The 27-inch Dell RVJXC is $60 cheaper at BuyDig today.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3516048/upgrade-to-a-sweet-27-inch-dell-ips-monitor-with-freesync-for-109.html

 

Sonos Backtracks: Legacy Devices Will Get Updates After May

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/sonos-backtracks-legacy-devices-will-get-updates-after-may/

 

U.S. Cybercom contemplates information warfare to counter Russian interference in 2020 election

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/us-cybercom-contemplates-information-warfare-to-counter-russian-interference-in-the-2020-election/2019/12/25/21bb246e-20e8-11ea-bed5-880264cc91a9_story.html

 

Critical Windows 10 Bug Needs Immediate Fix

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10692/critical-windows-10-bug-needs-immediate-fix

 

The 8 Best Fact-Checking Sites for Finding Unbiased Truth

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/true-5-factchecking-websites/

 

The best Alexa Skills and commands 2020: the ultimate in Amazon Echo tips and tricks

Here's how to make Alexa even smarter

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/the-best-amazon-echo-alexa-skills-and-how-to-install-them

 

Wikipedia now has more than 6 million articles in English

https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/23/wikipedia-english-six-million-articles/

 

[Heads-up] Ransomware attack forces Arkansas CEO to fire 300 employees days before Christmas

https://blog.knowbe4.com/heads-up-ransomware-attack-forces-arkansas-ceo-to-fire-300-employees-days-before-christmas

 

These subject lines are the most clicked for phishing

The most successful email lures don't promise riches, but issue imminent cybersecurity warnings or urgent office messages, a report reveals.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/these-subject-lines-are-the-most-clicked-for-phishing/

 

LastPass no longer listed on the Chrome Web Store

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/23/lastpass-no-longer-listed-on-the-chrome-web-store/

 

FDA issues cybersecurity warning on GE medical equipment that monitors patients

  - The Food and Drug Administration released a warning on Thursday to health-care providers, facilities and consumers about a vulnerability in certain electronic health-care data equipment made by General Electric.

  - The flaw could allow a person to tamper with the devices in order to “silence alarms, generate false alarms and interfere with alarms of patient monitors connected to these devices,” the release says.

  - The FDA said it is not aware of any “adverse events” related to the vulnerabilities and said a third-party cybersecurity firm found the flaws.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/23/fda-issues-cybersecurity-warning-on-ge-medical-equipment-that-monitors-patients.html

 

FotoMagico for iPad review: Create stunning animated slideshows on the go

Turn static photos and videos into compelling visual presentations with this iPad app.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3515714/fotomagico-for-ipad-review.html

 

Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Netflix: The big three streaming services compared

Which online entertainment service offers cord-cutters the best combination of original content, user interface, and bottom-line value?

https://www.techhive.com/article/3514595/amazon-prime-hulu-netflix-compared-which-is-best.html

 

App developers sue Facebook alleging an 'anticompetitive scheme'

The proposed federal class-action lawsuit is based entirely on previously secret documents that NBC News and international journalistic partners obtained last year.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/app-developers-sue-facebook-over-alleged-anticompetitive-scheme-n1117551

 

Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip is set to be lower-spec and more affordable than the Galaxy Fold

https://www.yahoo.com/news/samsungs-galaxy-z-flip-set-lower-spec-more-153925106.html

 

This is not a drill: Fire TV Stick 4K is back down to $25, its lowest price ever

https://bgr.com/2020/01/24/fire-stick-4k-sale-cheapest-price-amazon-deal/

 

Try This Solution for Weak Wifi Signals

https://askbobrankin.com/try_this_solution_for_weak_wifi_signals.html

 

Intel's Ghost Canyon NUC and Compute Element: 10 questions and intriguing facts

Intel wants to reshape the mini PC landscape with its modular Compute Element.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3512825/intels-ghost-canyon-nuc-and-compute-element-10-questions-and-intriguing-facts.html

 

Bipartisan Coalition Bill Introduced to Reform NSA Surveillance

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/bipartisan-coalition-bill-introduced-to-reform-nsa-surveillance/

 

Why Robocallers and Scammers Love Gift Cards

They offer fraudsters quick cash, and retailer guardrails vary; one person was duped into buying $21,000 of Macy’s gift cards in an hour

https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-robocallers-and-scammers-love-gift-cards-11577019600?

 

Chrome to Block Third-Party Cookies

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10691/chrome-block-third-party-cookies

 

26 Awesome Uses for a Raspberry Pi

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/different-uses-raspberry-pi/

 

Google Assistant: how to make your Google Home speaker work for you

How to use Google Assistant in every situation

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/google-assistant-how-to-make-your-google-home-speaker-work-for-you

 

Xerox wants to replace HP board that rejected takeover bid

https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/23/xerox-wants-to-replace-hp-board-that-rejected-takeover-bid/

 

The quiet evolution of phishing

Office 365 Threat Research Team

https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2019/12/11/the-quiet-evolution-of-phishing/

 

Why baby boomers are looking to IoT and analytics to stay safe

IoT security is becoming a top-of-mind priority in the personal care industry. Essence group believes it has the solution and had it on display at CES 2020.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-baby-boomers-are-looking-to-iot-and-analytics-to-stay-safe/

 

Cybersecurity Strategy for a Threatening Landscape: Webinar Recap

http://www.legalexecutiveinstitute.com/cybersecurity-strategy-webinar/

 

Epic’s CEO is urging hospital customers to oppose rules that would make it easier to share medical info

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/22/epic-ceo-sends-letter-urging-hospitals-to-oppose-hhs-data-sharing-rule.html

 

How to use your iPhone as an encrypted Google security key

Lock down your account without carrying around an extra device.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3514509/how-to-use-your-iphone-as-an-encrypted-google-security-key.html

 

Sonos changes tack on “legacy” hardware

Older hardware still won’t get new software features after May, but operating them won’t prevent firmware updates for new hardware.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3516309/sonos-changes-tack-on-legacy-hardware.html

 

Streaming wars intensify with launch of NBCUniversal’s ‘Peacock’

The service is attempting to compete with streaming heavyweights like Netflix, YouTube TV, Disney+ and Apple TV.

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/streaming-wars-intensify-with-launch-of-nbcuniversal-s-peacock-76919365510

 

How to prevent car break-ins: Turn off your Bluetooth

https://www.yahoo.com/news/prevent-car-break-ins-turn-183202099.html

 

Behold: This is our first look at one of the most exciting Android phones of 2020

https://bgr.com/2020/01/22/huawei-p40-pro-vs-galaxy-s20-real-life-p40-pro-photo-leaks/

 

No Bars, No Signal? Try a Cellular Signal Booster

https://askbobrankin.com/no_bars_no_signal_try_a_cellular_signal_booster.html

 

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

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

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

 

The Morning After: Motorola's foldable Razr arrives February 6th

And some advice on buying a smart speaker.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/23/razr-motorola-morning-after/

 

Emotet Reigns in Sandbox's Top Malware Threats of 2019

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/emotet-reigns-in-sandboxs-top-malware-threats-of-2019/

 

There's a new Kingdom Hearts game coming to Android, and Square Enix wants you to guess the name

https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/01/23/kingdom-hearts-android-square-enix/

 

Bare-bones Tetris mobile game arrives to replace EA’s departing ones

Tetris 2011 and Tetris Blitz will go offline in April

https://www.polygon.com/2020/1/23/21078641/tetris-ios-android-release-date-n3twork

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Protect Yourself From Cybercriminals

https://www.criminalattorneycolumbus.com/blog/2020/01/protect-yourself-from-cybercriminals/

 

Google researchers find serious privacy risks in Safari’s anti-tracking protections

Apple's Intelligent Tracking Prevention can open users to a variety of attacks.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/01/safaris-anti-tracking-protections-can-leak-browsing-and-search-histories/

 

Targeted Phishing Campaign Leverages Death of Iranian General Qasem Suleimani

https://www.securityweek.com/targeted-phishing-campaign-leverages-death-iranian-general-qasem-suleimani

 

How to Create a Checklist in Google Docs or Slides

https://www.howtogeek.com/451633/how-to-create-a-checklist-in-google-docs-or-slides/

 

What Are My Hotmail and Outlook.com Account Recovery Options?

Outlook.com, Hotmail, and Microsoft account compromise and loss happens. How to get your account back varies based on just what was stolen. I'll review different scenarios.

https://askleo.com/what-are-my-hotmail-and-outlook-com-account-recovery-options/

 

How to block or unblock someone on Skype in a few simple steps

https://www.yahoo.com/news/block-unblock-someone-skype-few-153600653.html

 

How to Remove That Microsoft Warning Alert

It's a scam you don't want to fall for

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-remove-microsoft-warning-alert-4691729

 

How to block Facebook and Google from identifying your face

  - A New York Times report over the weekend discussed a company named Clearview AI that can easily recognize people’s faces when someone uploads a picture.

  - It scrapes this data from the internet and sites people commonly use, such as Facebook and YouTube, according to the report.

  - You can stop Facebook and Google from recognizing your face in their systems, which is one step toward regaining your privacy.

  - Still, it probably won’t entirely stop companies like Clearview AI from recognizing you, since they’re not using the systems developed by Google or Facebook.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/22/how-to-block-facebook-and-google-from-identifying-your-face.html

 

12 Creative Uses for Smart Plugs That’ll Make You Want One

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-creative-uses-smart-plugs-thatll-make-want-one/

 

New Clop Ransomware Encrypts Windows Processes

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

 

New phishing tactics bait victims

Plus, more news bytes of the week, including the resignation of Pete Buttigieg’s CISO, Ukraine asking the FBI for help investigating a cyberattack, and the data breach of an adult webcam network

https://blog.avast.com/security-news-new-phishing-tactics-emerge

 

Worried about an NSA ChainOfFools/CurveBall attack? There are lots of moving parts. Test your system.

While many researchers recommend that you install Microsoft’s January Patch Tuesday updates to fend off a not-yet-imminent attack from the CVE-2020-0601 security hole, skeptics who are concerned about buggy Windows updates can now independently check their systems. Thanks to SANS, it’s easy.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3514599/worried-about-an-nsa-chainoffools-curveball-attack-there-are-lots-of-moving-parts-test-your-system.html

 

Iowa caucus app sparks election security concerns

Every level of the election process has come under scrutiny since the intelligence community determined Russia tried to interfere in the 2016 election.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/iowa-caucus-app-sparks-election-security-concerns-n1121581

 

Review: Samsung T7 Touch Portable SSD – faster than the T5 with fingerprint security in tow [Video]

https://9to5mac.com/2020/01/21/samsung-t7-touch-review-video/

 

How to Read More Books This Year: 5 Tips to Keep You on Track

Looking to read more this year? It's easy, and you don't have to move to a remote cabin in the middle of nowhere to make it happen.

https://whatnerd.com/tips-to-read-more-books-this-year/

 

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.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3511971/ring-announces-6-new-products-along-with-measures-to-quiet-criticism-of-its-privacy-practices.html?utm_date=20200123024224

 

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

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

 

Top Staples Printers 2020

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3516132/top-staples-printers-2020.html

 

US jitters about the possibility of Iranian cyberattacks persist. While many of the warnings (and Space Daily has a useful collection) are founded largely on a priori probability, Cyberint reminds all that Iran does have a track record in cyberspace. 

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2020/January/CyberWire_2020_01_17.html

 

Smart Speaker Sales Soar as Owners Buy Multiple Devices

More people are buying smart speakers—and one of the reasons the numbers have risen so high recently is that many owners have purchased more than one device

https://www.pcmag.com/news/smart-speaker-sales-soar-as-owners-buy-multiple-devices

 

Anyone can snap a photo of you and see who you are, where you live

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/app-allows-quick-and-easy-identification-based-on-a-photo/702771/

 

Iran-Linked RAT Used in Recent Attacks on European Energy Sector

https://www.securityweek.com/iran-linked-rat-used-recent-attacks-european-energy-sector

 

How to Find and Replace Text and Numbers in Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/442859/how-to-find-and-replace-text-and-numbers-in-excel/

 

Can I Count on Mail to a Bad Address Bouncing Back?

If you send email to an invalid address or a closed account, usually you'll get a bounce back. Usually. But you cannot count on bounces.

https://askleo.com/can_i_count_on_mail_to_a_bad_address_bouncing_back/

 

Best Self-Monitored Home Security Systems With No Monthly Fees

https://www.yahoo.com/news/best-self-monitored-home-security-112425757.html

 

How to Set up a VPN in Windows 10

Looking for more privacy? Add a VPN to your Windows 10 system

https://www.lifewire.com/set-up-vpn-windows-10-4580245

 

Google CEO eyes major opportunity in health care, says it will protect privacy

  - Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Alphabet and its Google subsidiary, that health care offers the biggest potential over the next five to 10 years for using artificial intelligence to improve outcomes.

  - The CEO of Alphabet and its Google subsidiary also vowed that the technology giant will heed privacy concerns.

  - U.S. lawmakers have raised questions about Google’s access to the health records of tens of millions of Americans.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/22/google-ceo-eyes-major-opportunity-in-health-care-says-it-will-protect-privacy.html

 

How to Use Amazon Echo and Alexa to Be More Productive

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/amazon-alexa-echo-productive/

 

Cyber Attack Fears Rise Over Iran Conflict

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

 

Answers to key questions on massive Telnet IoT data leak

https://blog.avast.com/qa-on-big-telnet-iot-data-leak

 

FAQ: Microsoft's new Edge explained

Microsoft's Chromium-based browser has officially arrived, no doubt bringing questions from users about what it means for them. We've got answers.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3514715/faq-microsofts-new-edge-explained.html

 

Angelina Jolie to produce BBC Show to help kids spot fake news

"I hope it will help children find the information and tools they need to make a difference on the issues that matter to them," Jolie said of the show.

https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/pop-culture-news/angelina-jolie-produce-bbc-show-help-kids-spot-fake-news-n1121216

 

Apple Watch Connected: a rewards program that works as you work out at the gym

https://9to5mac.com/2020/01/23/apple-watch-connected/

 

5 Fascinating Books About Computers and Technology

Have you ever wanted to know the story behind the computer on your desk or in your pocket?

https://whatnerd.com/fascinating-books-about-computers-technology/

 

Braun circles back to hi-fi audio

As the German manufacturer prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary, it seeks to resurrect its reputation as a purveyor of high-fidelity audio.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3513804/braun-circles-back-to-hi-fi-audio.html?utm_date=20200123024534

 

ProtonMail Just Launched A Calendar So You Can Encrypt Your 2020

https://gizmodo.com/protonmail-just-launched-a-calendar-so-you-can-encrypt-1840729312

 

This highly rated, camera-packing drone is just $67 today

The Snaptain A15 drone is on sale for $67.50 on Amazon after a discount and a 25 percent off coupon.

https://mail.yahoo.com/d/3/edit/9724013184?.src=fp

 

CRN offers a rundown of opinion to the effect that reaction to CVE-2020-0601 has been “overblown,” and to be sure the NSA-disclosed Windows crypto flaw is not apocalyptic, but it’s nonetheless one that should be patched without delay. 

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2020/January/CyberWire_2020_01_16.html

 

How Much Do Your Devices Cost You Per Year?

Even thought we're holding onto our smartphones longer, getting caught up in the upgrade cycle can be costly.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/how-much-do-your-devices-cost-you-per-year

 

Gas pump skimmers steal your money – here’s how to spot them

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/how-to-protect-yourself-from-gas-pump-skimmers/575889/

 

Serious Vulnerabilities Expose Honeywell Surveillance Systems to Attacks

https://www.securityweek.com/serious-vulnerabilities-expose-honeywell-surveillance-systems-attacks

 

How to Fix Your Crooked iPhone Photos Automatically

https://www.howtogeek.com/449748/how-to-fix-your-crooked-iphone-photos-automatically/

 

Why Am I Getting Spam from Myself?

Getting spam from yourself? We all do. I'll look at why it happens; what little you can do about it; and something unlikely but important to check.

https://askleo.com/why_am_i_getting_spam_from_myself/

 

After its launch was delayed due to 'high demand,' the $1,500 Motorola Razr foldable smartphone finally has a release date

https://www.yahoo.com/news/launch-delayed-due-high-demand-163254061.html

 

How Do I Start Windows in Safe Mode?

Start in Safe Mode in Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows 7

https://www.lifewire.com/how-do-i-start-windows-in-safe-mode-2624480

 

The US needs a national privacy law for personal data, Salesforce co-CEO says

  - “There is no question there needs to be some sort of regulation in the United States,” the Salesforce co-CEO said.

  - Speaking at the same panel, the CEO of PayPal said that the current way of displaying terms and conditions is not good for anybody.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/21/the-us-needs-a-national-privacy-law-for-personal-data-salesforce-co-ceo-says.html

 

New PC? 15 Must-Have Windows Applications You Should Install First

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/getting-a-new-pc-12-must-have-applications-to-install-first/

 

North Korea Accused of Attacking Windows Users

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

 

Answers to 5 key questions about highly publicized NSA-Microsoft story

https://blog.avast.com/five-key-things-to-know-about-nsa-microsoft-issue

 

How to FBI-proof your encrypted iPhone backups

Keep it local

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/23/21076813/back-up-iphone-computer-how-to-mac-pc-icloud-data-fbi-encryption

 

Already saturated with politics? News stations are about to step it up.

With a record $10 billion in political advertising at stake, the news industry is expanding operations to all corners — from broadcasting live campaign events to offering daily news shows on entertainment platforms.

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/already-saturated-politics-news-stations-are-stepping-it-streaming-campaign-n1119226

 

Bloomberg: New low-cost iPhone entering production next month, could be released in March

https://9to5mac.com/2020/01/21/iphone-se-2-production-release/

 

Life in the (second) age of pirates.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-hh-2020-01-16.html

 

Nexx Smart Wi-Fi Garage Door Controller NXG-200 review: Sophisticated, but very expensive

We dig the features, but not the price tag.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3513487/nexx-smart-wi-fi-garage-door-controller-nxg-200-review.html?utm_date=20200123024548

 

This Is the Decade Smartwatches Actually Became a Thing

https://gizmodo.com/this-is-the-decade-smartwatches-actually-became-a-thing-1840663138

 

The magnificent Fitbit Inspire HR is just $70, but only for 24 hours

Get the excellent Fitbit Inspire HR for an excellent price for 24 hours at Amazon.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3516116/the-magnificent-fitbit-inspire-hr-is-just-70-but-only-for-24-hours.html

 

Microsoft’s fix for Windows’ CryptoAPI, issued yesterday with credit to NSA for telling Microsoft about the vulnerability, prompted an emergency directive from the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Directorate (CISA). 

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2020/January/CyberWire_2020_01_15.html

 

Hottest PC Components and Storage at CES 2020: AMD, and SSDs, Still Rising

A 64-core/128-thread CPU. A new challenger in laptop processors. A feisty new fighter in midrange graphics. These three things have three letters in common. Plus: SSDs take on stunning new capacities, speeds, and looks.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/hottest-pc-components-and-storage-at-ces-2020-amd-and-ssds-still-rising

 

Facebook will now alert you when another company accesses your data

https://www.komando.com/social-media/facebook-will-now-alert-you-when-another-company-accesses-your-data/702551/

 

US Presses France for 'Strong Security Measures' Against Huawei

https://www.securityweek.com/us-presses-france-strong-security-measures-against-huawei

 

How to Set Up iCloud Email and Calendar Access on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/450624/how-to-set-up-icloud-email-and-calendar-access-on-windows-10/

 

Phishing: How to Know It When You See It

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

https://askleo.com/phishing_how_to_know_it_when_you_see_it/

 

Microsoft accidently exposed 250 million customer service records

https://www.yahoo.com/news/2020-01-22-microsoft-database-exposure.html

 

How to Boot From a USB Device

Make your PC boot from a USB flash drive or external hard drive

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-boot-from-a-usb-device-2626091

 

Amazon just filed a bunch of international trademarks for ‘Amazon Pharmacy’

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/21/amazon-files-trademarks-for-amazon-pharmacy-in-uk-australia-canada.html

 

The Best Free Movie Streaming Websites

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-free-movie-streaming-sites/

 

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

 

Avast continues support for Microsoft’s Windows 7

https://blog.avast.com/avast-still-supports-windows-7

 

Apple Watch gym partnerships give you perks for working out

Starting today with four gyms

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/23/21078408/apple-watch-connected-gym-partnerships-announced

 

Dating apps sharing personal data with third party companies

Many Americans use dating apps as a way to meet other people, but a lot of those services share users’ data with outside companies. Security experts recommend not giving these apps more information than they need and to delete them if you aren’t using them.

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/dating-apps-sharing-personal-data-with-third-party-companies-77096517722

 

Broadcom announces new ‘high-performance component’ deals with Apple, valued at $15B

https://9to5mac.com/2020/01/23/broadcom-apple-deal-high-performance/#more-629805

 

Some tech I loved is getting worse and I’m mad

https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/23/some-tech-i-loved-is-getting-worse-and-im-mad/

 

Emporia Vue energy monitor review: Understand your home’s energy consumption without breaking the bank

Even novices can use this system to easily get a grip on how much juice they’re using.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3514248/emporia-vue-review.html?utm_date=20200123024702

 

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

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

 

This portable music player blows your iPhone out of the water—and it's on sale

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3514605/this-portable-music-player-blows-your-iphone-out-of-the-water-and-its-on-sale.html

 

Inside the World's Highest-Stakes Industrial Hacking Contest

At Pwn2Own, hackers had no trouble dismantling systems that help run everything from car washes to nuclear plants.

https://www.wired.com/story/pwn2own-industrial-hacking-contest/

 

The Secret to a Better Laptop Privacy Filter? Your Reflection

The SureView Gen 4 integrated laptop privacy filter harnesses the screen's natural reflectiveness, obfuscating the view from an angle without affecting picture quality.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-secret-to-a-better-laptop-privacy-filter-your-reflection

 

Windows users beware: New ransomware can lock you out of your PC

https://www.komando.com/news/new-ransomware-locks-users-out-of-pcs/702552/

 

Multiple Vulnerabilities Found in AMD ATI Radeon Graphics Cards

https://www.securityweek.com/multiple-vulnerabilities-found-amd-ati-radeon-graphics-cards

 

Google CEO Sundar Pichai: ‘Privacy cannot be a luxury good’

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-ceo-sundar-pichai-privacy-cannot-be-a-luxury-good-davos-2020-world-economic-forum-ai-quantum-computing-095944619.html

 

Apple's Fancy Browser Privacy Tech May Do More Harm Than Good

https://gizmodo.com/apples-fancy-browser-privacy-tech-may-do-more-harm-than-1841176956

 

First Look: Surface Duo OS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qkK7xr6_fo&t=0s 

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Patch to fix major security flaw in Windows isn’t working – here’s what to do

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/nsa-windows-10-security-flaw-how-to-download-patch/701839/

 

Scientists May Have Discovered Universal Memory, DRAM Replacement

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/304980-scientists-may-have-discovered-universal-memory-dram-replacement

 

Website says it'll pay you for data breaches — but it's a scam

Phishing site wants your data to pay you for data theft

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/data-breach-money-scam

 

Mobile Banking Malware Up 50% in First Half of 2019

A new report from Check Point recaps the cybercrime trends, statistics, and vulnerabilities that defined the security landscape in 2019.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/mobile-banking-malware-up-50--in-first-half-of-2019/d/d-id/1336834

 

Change These Facebook Settings to Protect Your Photos From Facial Recognition Software

https://lifehacker.com/change-these-facebook-settings-to-protect-your-photos-f-1841131425

 

Mitsubishi Electric discloses June 2019 breach; Tick hacking group reportedly blamed

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/apts-cyberespionage/mitsubishi-electric-discloses-june-2019-breach-tick-hacking-group-reportedly-blamed/

 

Best free Keyboard and Mouse Locker software for Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/keyboard-and-mouse-locker-freeware-for-windows

 

4 of the Best Free Firewall Software for Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/free-firewall-apps-for-windows/

 

DuckDuckGo Lite: efficient lightweight search

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/21/duckduckgo-lite-efficient-search-without-ads/

 

New low-cost iPhone reportedly going into production in February

Handset will be comparable in size to the 4.7-inch iPhone 8, Bloomberg reports.

https://www.cnet.com/news/new-low-cost-iphone-reportedly-going-into-production-in-february/

 

How to Tell If an Email Has Been Spoofed

https://www.techjunkie.com/tell-email-spoofed/

 

How to Search in File Explorer in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/94452-search-file-explorer-windows-10-a.html?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=ff12868f505eeef324bcb2997dd610416d05546c-1579733354-0-AdX5fOWkC772fvpoLa_HtLL8uY9W4jEvSwbY6AgLmO21qs0vuywsfG6cyQx8mcH-5KQFjoWa27dWkeceX7kJ5E3dv3lYnNXLxRaKrxTEdVsSYAGRxwDAziavSo-B1Meq3AU9_P7ZBiipN85VPB6N9LcGRRZdOF1KwyArv4GdlrcxY-6jIwC-P0FojOWKrnw8YnyDEGlLn714ExbTV1waM-j08zF4JmCo7FGCm4_x_F0aa_XzBjBC4PddIJ-WQXhVwecoJRttIn3y7phGYSOyXoX3DMyWfp--yNYUsWA6liGaS57WCeSJU3Ucg1hhV9LE5uK9-k1vVER24vyp9LqxyL4Uz6b-QJbE_UgicJq-Zp9vduAm7gsWqro7unKr0-BLTZ55ncUDOE8BbCNh7kKl3CY

 

Avira Free Security Suite

A suite of security tools that provides basic protection and optimization for your computer, thanks to the Avira Free Antivirus, Phantom VPN, and System Speedup

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Avira-Free-Security-Suite.shtml

 

5 budget variants of flagship smartphones that will hit the market in 2020

https://www.yahoo.com/news/5-budget-variants-flagship-smartphones-hit-market-2020-112545793.html

 

Microsoft’s CEO looks to a future beyond Windows, iOS, and Android

The future of the next 46 billion devices

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/21/21071108/microsoft-ceo-satya-nadella-iot-windows-ios-android-future

 

Guardian: Saudi prince’s account used to hack Jeff Bezos via WhatsApp

Personal data stored on the Amazon CEO's phone was breached in May 2018.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/21/guardian-jeff-bezos-whatsapp-hack-saudi-arabia-mbs/

 

After Bezos Phone Hack, UN Points Finger at Saudis, Calls for Probe

According to a recent forensic analysis, a WhatsApp account from the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman allegedly sent government-bought spyware to Bezos' phone in May 2018, two UN human rights experts said on Wednesday.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/after-bezos-phone-hack-un-points-finger-at-saudis-calls-for-probe

 

Windows users beware: New ransomware can lock you out of your PC

https://www.komando.com/news/new-ransomware-locks-users-out-of-pcs/702552/

 

Shocking: Facebook does the right thing for once

Facebook is reportedly “backing away” from its plan to sell ads in WhatsApp

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/shocking-facebook-does-the-right-thing-for-once

 

With International Tensions Flaring, Cyber-Risk Is Heating Up for All Businesses

Risks of nation-state attacks go beyond Iran, and the need for awareness and security don't stop at any national border.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/with-international-tensions-flaring-cyber-risk-is-heating-up-for-all-businesses----/b/d-id/1336824

 

Find the Large Attachments Eating Up Your Gmail Space With a Simple Search

https://lifehacker.com/find-the-large-attachments-eating-up-your-gmail-space-w-5958583

 

American Express, PayPal customers now targeted by 16Shop

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/phishing/american-express-paypal-customers-now-targeted-by-16shop/

 

How to download YouTube playlist videos at once

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

 

Samsung’s Newest “Lite” Phones – How Do You Know If They Are Right for You?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/samsungs-lite-phones/

 

Firefox 72.0.2 will be released later today

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/20/firefox-72-0-2-will-be-released-later-today/

 

New Chromebooks to get lifespan boost to 2028

OS update support will now last eight years, but Google says it comes with a price hike.

https://www.cnet.com/news/new-chromebooks-to-get-lifespan-boost/

 

How to Display Your Download Speed on Your Windows 10 Taskbar

https://www.techjunkie.com/display-your-download-speed-windows-10-taskbar/

 

How to Add Block Option in Media Autoplay Settings in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/148882-add-block-option-media-autoplay-settings-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

LastPass for Windows Desktop

Create a safe haven for any kind of sensitive info you may want to store using this approachable tool that can help you with your passwords, notes, and online forms

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Password-Managers-Generators/LastPass-for-Windows-10-8-1.shtml

 

US-China battle on Huawei could lead to a 'splinternet'

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/davos-2020-us-china-battle-on-huawei-could-lead-to-a-splinternet-162015148.html

 

Saudi Arabian prince reportedly hacked Jeff Bezos’ phone with malicious WhatsApp message

Bezos’ extramarital affair later leaked to the National Enquirer

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/21/21075968/amazon-jeff-bezos-hacked-saudi-arabia-crown-prince-whatsapp-message

 

Google's experimental apps shame you into taming phone addiction

They still require some self-discipline, though.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/21/google-android-apps-to-fight-phone-addiction/

 

Report: New 4.7-Inch iPhone Launching in March

Suppliers are thought to be preparing to mass produce this small, cheap iPhone next month in time for Apple to launch it in March.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/report-new-47-inch-iphone-launching-in-march

 

Google has a handy new way to help you remember all the movies and shows you want to watch

https://www.komando.com/tv-streaming-reviews/google-watchlist-feature/699077/

 

Facebook slashes Oculus Go price to $149 — forever

The best affordable standalone VR headset just got cheaper

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/facebook-slashes-oculus-go-price-to-dollar149-forever

 

New Attack Campaigns Suggest Emotet Threat Is Far From Over

Malware described by the DHS as among the worst ever continues to evolve and grow, researchers from Cisco Talos, Cofense, and Check Point Software say.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/new-attack-campaigns-suggest-emotet-threat-is-far-from-over/d/d-id/1336825

 

Firefox's New Voice Controls Make It As Good As a Smart Speaker

https://lifehacker.com/firefoxs-new-voice-controls-make-it-as-good-as-a-smart-1841066550

 

FTCODE ransomware acquires info-stealing powers

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/ftcode-ransomware-acquires-info-stealing-powers/

 

How to combine multiple PowerPoint Presentations

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/merge-multiple-powerpoint-presentations

 

How to Use Access Control Lists to Control File Permissions on Linux

Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 is no longer supported

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/20/internet-explorer-11-on-windows-7-is-no-longer-supported/

 

A 5G phone boom is coming, but maybe not until 2022

After last year's decline for the global mobile phone market, Gartner foresees recovery.

https://www.cnet.com/news/a-5g-phone-boom-is-coming-but-maybe-not-until-2022/

 

How to Crop Pictures Into Different Shapes (Square, Circle, Triangle)

https://www.techjunkie.com/crop-pictures-different-shapes/

 

How to Enable Windows Spellchecker in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/148892-how-enable-windows-spellchecker-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

TC Games

Mirror or share the screen of your Android device to your computer to enjoy playing mobile games with keyboard and mouse at high resolutions

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Mobile-Phone-Tools/TC-Games.shtml

 

Amazon Echo’s privacy issues go way beyond voice recordings

https://www.yahoo.com/news/amazon-echo-privacy-issues-way-153612256.html

 

Google is giving free $130 Stadia gaming kits to new Verizon Fios subscribers

You’ll also get a Stadia controller and Chromecast Ultra

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/21/21076138/google-stadia-verizon-fios-partnership-three-months-free

 

JDI's ultrathin biometric sensor is built for 'high security' authentication

It measures fingerprints, vein patterns and pulse waves.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/21/jdis-ultrathin-biometric-sensor-high-security-authentication/

 

Facial-Recognition Technology Doesn't Have to Destroy Privacy

Regulation moves at a snail's pace, so it's up to CEOs, executives, and employees to reject projects that put profit over privacy. Clearview AI facial-recognition tech is just the latest example of 'innovation' that could quickly get out of hand.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/facial-recognition-technology-doesnt-have-to-destroy-privacy

 

Porn site suffers massive data breach – credit cards, social security numbers and worse

https://www.komando.com/news/porn-site-suffers-massive-data-breach/702550/

 

Internet Explorer under attack by North Korean hackers: What to do

There's no fix yet for this critical flaw

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/internet-explorer-jscript-flaw

 

NY Fed Reveals Implications of Cyberattack on US Financial System

A "pre-mortem analysis" sheds light on the potential destruction of a cyberattack against major US banks.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/ny-fed-reveals-implications-of-cyberattack-on-us-financial-system/d/d-id/1336820

 

How to Take a Screenshot on iPhone X, XS and 11

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-take-a-screenshot-on-iphone-x-xs-and-11-1841064538

 

Hacker leaks more than 515,000 Telnet credentials in forum

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/hacker-leaks-more-than-515000-telnet-credentials-in-forum/

 

How to set up and optimize Skype with Alexa

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/set-up-and-optimize-skype-with-alexa

 

What You Need to Know About 10G

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-you-need-know-about-10g/

 

Create custom shortcuts, organize them into folders and access it all from the system tray with Jovial Menu

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/14/create-custom-shortcuts-and-access-them-from-the-system-tray-with-jovial-menu/

 

Proxy vs. VPN: A browser-based proxy isn't a VPN, but you might want one anyway

If it's built into your browser, it might not be a true VPN.

https://www.cnet.com/news/proxy-vs-vpn-a-browser-based-proxy-isnt-a-vpn-but-you-might-want-one-anyway/

 

Windows 10 Synaptics Touchpad Settings Missing [Solved]

https://www.techjunkie.com/windows-10-synaptics-touchpad-settings-missing/

 

How to Run a Startup Repair in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/27649-run-startup-repair-windows-10-a.html

 

Microsoft to Show Ads in Windows 10 WordPad App

Microsoft is currently experimenting with another ad banner in Windows 10, only a couple of months after the company started advertising the mobile version of Outlook in the Mail app.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-to-show-ads-in-windows-10-wordpad-app-528923.shtml

 

This Soda-Size Projector Streams Netflix Anywhere!

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/soda-sized-portable-projector-lets-150000759.html

 

Go read this NYT expose on a creepy new facial recognition database used by US police

Hundreds of agencies are using a system which scraped billions of photos from the internet

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/20/21073718/clearview-ai-facial-recognition-database-new-york-times-investigation-go-read-this

 

Google's Pixelbook Go is finally available in 'Not Pink'

You'll have to pay at least $849 for the more colorful model.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/20/google-pixelbook-go-not-pink-available/

 

Oops! Microsoft Briefly Leaked 250M Customer Support Records

The records involved conversation logs between Microsoft support agents and customers across the globe, dating back to 2005. Most of the records were redacted of customer contact information, but not all.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/oops-microsoft-briefly-leaked-250m-customer-support-records

 

Tech how-to: Find out which apps are draining your phone battery

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/tech-how-to-find-out-which-apps-are-draining-your-phone-battery/698674/

 

Android ‘fleeceware’ apps caught charging users up to $70 a week after free trials

Two dozen apps exposed — and deleting them doesn't help.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/dollar6999-a-week-android-fleeceware-caught-charging-users-after-free-trial

 

Intel Struggles With Whether Comet Lake Is Faster Than Ice Lake

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/305034-intel-struggles-with-whether-comet-lake-is-faster-than-ice-lake

 

2017 Data Breach Will Cost Equifax at Least $1.38 Billion

Company agrees to set aside a minimum of $380.5 million as breach compensation and spend another $1 billion on transforming its information security over the next five years. The 147 million US consumers affected by the breach have one week from today to file a claim.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/2017-data-breach-will-cost-equifax-at-least-$138-billion-/d/d-id/1336815

 

US Department of Homeland Security Issues Warning on Windows Browser Flaw

The Internet Explorer zero-day that Microsoft has recently acknowledged is the subject of a new security advisory published by the US Department of Homeland Security.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/us-department-of-homeland-security-issues-warning-on-windows-browser-flaw-528912.shtml

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3 reasons you can’t fight facial recognition

The biometric backlash is but a brief blip. Resistance is futile. You WILL be identified. But is that good or bad?

https://www.idginsiderpro.com/article/3514675/3-reasons-you-cant-fight-facial-recognition.html

 

Microsoft launches revamped Edge browser – here's what's new

https://newatlas.com/computers/microsoft-second-generation-edge-browser/

 

How to set up your new computer

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

FBI Says State Actors Hacked US Govt Network With Pulse VPN Flaw

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fbi-says-state-actors-hacked-us-govt-network-with-pulse-vpn-flaw/

 

How to manage favorites on the new Microsoft Edge

If you already switched to the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge, you can use this guide to manage your favorites.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-manage-favorites-new-microsoft-edge

 

When Tech Drives You Crazy, Don’t Make the Problem Worse

Impatience leads to frustration. Frustration leads to desperation. Desperation often leads to more problems than you started with.

https://askleo.com/tech-drives-crazy-dont-make-problem-worse/

 

DDoS Mitigation Firm Founder Admits to DDoS

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/01/ddos-mitigation-firm-founder-admits-to-ddos/

 

Here's more evidence that Apple could be planning to bring back the smaller-sized iPhone in 2020

https://www.yahoo.com/news/heres-more-evidence-apple-could-153532352.html

 

Internet Explorer has a major security flaw, but Microsoft can't patch it yet

A patch will be made available next month even though the flaw is currently being exploited in the wild

https://www.techradar.com/news/internet-explorer-has-a-major-security-flaw-but-microsoft-cant-patch-it-yet

 

Try This Solution for Weak Wifi Signals

https://askbobrankin.com/try_this_solution_for_weak_wifi_signals.html

 

If you don't like your browser, why won't you change to a different one?

Commentary: Users tend to stick with their preferred browser even when it works poorly for them.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/if-you-dont-like-your-browser-why-wont-you-change-to-a-different-one/

 

Attacker Installs Backdoor, Blocks Others From Exploiting Citrix ADC Vulnerability

https://www.securityweek.com/attacker-installs-backdoor-blocks-others-exploiting-citrix-adc-vulnerability

 

Leak says Google’s new Pixel 4a will have a hot new feature that no one expected

https://bgr.com/2020/01/17/pixel-4a-release-date-close-specs-might-include-5g-support-leak-says/

 

This week in Android: Best smartphones, Chromebooks, and more from CES 2020

https://www.androidauthority.com/top-android-news-january-12-2020-1073952/

 

AMD Finally Seems Serious About Laptops

https://gizmodo.com/amd-finally-seems-serious-about-laptops-1840839249

 

Microsoft’s fix for Windows’ CryptoAPI, issued yesterday with credit to NSA for telling Microsoft about the vulnerability, prompted an emergency directive from the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Directorate (CISA). Federal agencies are expected to patch promptly, in accordance with Emergency Directive 20-02, so the US Government is clearly putting its money where its disclosures are.

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2020/January/CyberWire_2020_01_15.html

 

Smart Speaker Sales Soar as Owners Buy Multiple Devices

More people are buying smart speakers—and one of the reasons the numbers have risen so high recently is that many owners have purchased more than one device.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/smart-speaker-sales-soar-as-owners-buy-multiple-devices

 

Why your Google search results look different

https://www.komando.com/news/why-google-search-results-look-different/702322/

 

7 free GIMP scripts and plug-ins for filters, brushes, textures and more

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3451376/7-free-gimp-scripts-and-plug-ins-for-filters-brushes-textures-and-more.html

 

How to install website as app on Microsoft Edge

It's possible to install websites as apps on your device using the new version of Microsoft Edge, and here's how you can do this.

https://pureinfotech.com/install-website-app-edge-chromium/

 

How Malware Gains Trust by Abusing the Windows CryptoAPI Flaw

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/how-malware-gains-trust-by-abusing-the-windows-cryptoapi-flaw/

 

How to change default search engine on the new Microsoft Edge

If Bing isn't for you, this guide shows you the steps to set your preferred search engine in the new version of Microsoft Edge using Chromium.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-change-default-search-engine-new-microsoft-edge

 

Why Shouldn’t I Forward this Email Asking Me to “Forward to Everyone I Know”?

Every few days, we get forwarded email warning us about everything from lost children to free money. They're mostly bogus, and known as urban legends.

https://askleo.com/why_shouldnt_i_forward_this_email_asking_me_to_forward_to_everyone_i_know/

 

Patch Tuesday, January 2020 Edition

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/01/patch-tuesday-january-2020-edition/

 

Google is expected to launch a cheaper version of its Pixel 4 smartphone this year — here's everything we know about it so far

https://www.yahoo.com/news/google-expected-launch-cheaper-version-140700944.html

 

Malicious files evading email security products

New study reveals massive gaps in detection time of unknown threats

https://www.techradar.com/news/malicious-files-evading-email-security-products

 

No Bars, No Signal? Try a Cellular Signal Booster

https://askbobrankin.com/no_bars_no_signal_try_a_cellular_signal_booster.html

 

How to use a physical security key to sign into supported websites

A security key is a good option to use for two-factor authentication when logging into certain websites.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-a-physical-security-key-to-sign-into-supported-websites/

 

New Legislation Would Require a Cybersecurity Coordinator in Every State

https://www.securityweek.com/new-legislation-would-require-cybersecurity-coordinator-every-state

 

Microsoft’s upgraded Edge browser vs. Google Chrome: The results might surprise you

https://bgr.com/2020/01/15/edge-vs-chrome-firefox-browser-benchmark-comparison/

 

Mother of god: Rumor claims Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G will have up to 16GB of RAM

https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/01/13/mother-of-god-rumor-claims-galaxy-s20-ultra-5g-will-have-up-to-16gb-of-ram/

 

Lenovo Can't Quit Putting E-Ink Screens in Things, and It's Awesome

https://gizmodo.com/lenovo-cant-quit-putting-e-ink-screens-in-things-and-i-1840838503

 

Cell phone tracking and the future of data value.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-caveat-2020-01-15.html

 

Intel's Tiger Lake NUC Models Leak

These Performance and Extreme models both use 28W Tiger Lake-U processors.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/intels-tiger-lake-nuc-models-leak

 

Don’t fall for this scam site that promises to pay you back for data breaches

https://www.komando.com/news/russian-scam-site-steals-ssn-credit-card-info/702278/

 

How to use a Chromebook: 10 must-know tips, tricks, and tools for beginners

Chromebooks are dead-simple to use, but just like any PC a little tweaking makes your experience that much better.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3168062/how-to-use-a-chromebook-10-must-know-tips-tricks-and-tools-for-beginners.html

 

How to fix search problems with Microsoft Indexer Diagnostics on Windows 10

If search isn't working correctly on Windows 10, you can now use the Indexer Diagnostics app which includes tools troubleshoot and fix most common problems.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-search-indexer-diagnostics-windows-10/

 

Fraudsters Set Up Site Selling Temporary Social Security Numbers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fraudsters-set-up-site-selling-temporary-social-security-numbers/

 

How to use immersive reader on the new Microsoft Edge browser

Yes, the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge comes with an immersive reader, and these are the steps to use it on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-immersive-reader-microsoft-edge-chromium

 

Why You Should Never Blindly Trust an Online Recommendation (Even Mine)

A reader left a snide remark about one of my recommendations, but it actually raised an important point about recommendations you might find online – there are many opportunities for abuse.

https://askleo.com/why_you_should_never_blindly_trust_an_online_recommendation_even_mine/

 

Cryptic Rumblings Ahead of First 2020 Patch Tuesday

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/01/cryptic-rumblings-ahead-of-first-2020-patch-tuesday/

 

Your first 5G device should be a PC. Here's why

https://www.yahoo.com/news/first-5g-device-pc-heres-110009190.html

 

The best VPN service 2020

We'll help you pick from the best VPN options - and the rest

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

 

Microsoft issues Internet Explorer zero-day warning, but there’s no patch yet

https://www.grahamcluley.com/microsoft-internet-explorer-zero-day/

 

How to install Linux apps on your Chromebook

You've heard talk of installing Linux applications on your Chromebook, now find out exactly how it's done.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-install-linux-apps-on-your-chromebook/

 

Expert: Georgia Election Server Showed Signs of Tampering

https://www.securityweek.com/expert-georgia-election-server-showed-signs-tampering

 

OneNote vs. Evernote: A personal take on two great note-taking apps

Evernote and Microsoft OneNote have taken different approaches in their quest to be the best note-taking app. Here’s where each one shines.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/2488890/desktop-apps-onenote-vs-evernote-a-personal-take-on-two-great-note-taking-apps.html

 

Have we hit peak smartphone?

There’s reason to believe the market may never return to sustained growth

https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/13/have-we-hit-peak-smartphone/?guccounter=1

 

A Windows Switch Clone and Dual Screen Laptops Are Dell's Next Big Concepts

https://gizmodo.com/a-windows-switch-clone-and-dual-screen-laptops-are-dell-1840796480

 

Life in the (second) age of pirates.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-hh-2020-01-16.html

 

Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5600 XT Review

https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/sapphire-pulse-radeon-rx-5600-xt

 

5 alternatives to FaceTime for Android

https://www.komando.com/news/android-facetime-alternatives/697386/

 

8 tips to help you get started with Paint.net

Another great freebie for digital designers

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3441977/8-tips-to-help-you-get-started-with-paint-net.html

 

HOW TO INSTALL CHROME EXTENSIONS ON MICROSOFT EDGE

Yes, you can install Chrome Web Store extensions on the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge on Windows 10, and here's how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/install-chrome-extension-chromium-edge/

 

FBI Warns Job Applicants of Scams Using Spoofed Company Sites

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fbi-warns-job-applicants-of-scams-using-spoofed-company-sites/

 

Best Photo Scanners in 2020

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-photo-scanners

 

Do Desktop or Laptop Platforms Really Matter any More?

As platforms like Windows, Mac, and Linux have all matured, the differences in fundamental capabilities are getting smaller – in many cases, small enough that which one you choose can often boil down to simple personal preference.

https://askleo.com/do_desktop_or_laptop_platforms_really_matter_any_more/

 

Phishing for Apples, Bobbing for Links

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/01/phishing-for-apples-bobbing-for-links/

 

Opera accused of offering predatory loans through Android apps (updated)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/2020-01-19-opera-accused-of-predatory-loan-apps.html

 

How to check if your identity has been stolen

Look out for these key signs of identity theft

https://www.techradar.com/news/here-is-how-to-check-if-your-identity-has-been-stolen

 

Sextortion scam leverages Nest video footage to fool victims into believing they are being spied upon everywhere

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/sextortion-scam-leverages-nest-video-footage-to-fool-victims-into-believing-they-are-being-spied-upon-everywhere-22120.html#new_tab

 

What are your options for Windows 7 PCs you haven't upgraded?

It may not be the end of Windows 7 on your network, but its days are definitely numbered.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/what-are-your-options-for-windows-7-pcs-you-havent-upgraded/

 

Microsoft to Patch Internet Explorer Vulnerability Exploited in Targeted Attacks

https://www.securityweek.com/microsoft-patch-internet-explorer-vulnerability-exploited-targeted-attacks

 

FAQ: Microsoft's new Edge explained

Microsoft's Chromium-based browser has officially arrived, no doubt bringing questions from users about what it means for them. We've got answers.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3514715/faq-microsofts-new-edge-explained.html

 

Be smart about smart devices

Use tips to keep privacy intact and family safe

https://www.journalgazette.net/features/20200113/be-smart-about-smart-devices

 

Samsung Might Have Just Made the Nicest Chromebook Ever

https://gizmodo.com/samsung-might-have-just-made-the-nicest-chromebook-ever-1840824783

 

Today is Patch Tuesday, and late yesterday KrebsOnSecurity said that sources told him Microsoft would issue an unusually important patch for a core cryptographic component shared by all versions of Windows.

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2020/January/CyberWire_2020_01_14.html

 

How to Tune Up Your Windows 10 PC for Free

It's only a matter of time before your Windows 10 PC begins to run slowly. You can kick the operating system back into high gear with these useful tips. And they won't cost you a penny.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-tune-up-your-windows-10-pc-for-free

 

Check your phone! 17 apps you must delete

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/7-android-apps-to-delete/701793/

 

Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5600 XT review: Punching above its class

Make sure you get that new BIOS, though.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3514693/sapphire-pulse-amd-radeon-rx-5600-xt-review.html

 

Apple's AirPods drop to $129 on Amazon

The true wireless earbuds are back to their lowest price yet.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/13/apple-airpods-129-amazon/

 

This Citibank Phishing Scam Could Trick Many People

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/this-citibank-phishing-scam-could-trick-many-people/

 

Intel Core i9-10980HK spec is leaked ahead of battle with AMD Ryzen 4000 laptop CPUs

Geekbench results give us a glimpse of clock speeds

https://www.techradar.com/news/intel-core-i9-10980hk-spec-is-leaked-ahead-of-battle-with-amd-ryzen-4000-laptop-cpus

 

Forget Google Chrome, try these browsers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dSqa-uAQXg&t=309s

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Virtual machine

https://windowsreport.com/virtual-machine/

 

BBB: How to avoid 'Expiring License' scam for Microsoft users

https://www.yahoo.com/news/bbb-avoid-expiring-license-scam-152511759.html

 

Sanity Returns: How USB4’s New Logos Will Simplify Shopping

https://www.howtogeek.com/490573/sanity-returns-how-usb4s-new-logos-will-simplify-shopping/

 

Is Yahoo's New 'OneSearch' Engine Good for Privacy?

https://lifehacker.com/is-yahoos-new-onesearch-engine-good-for-privacy-1841042875

 

NBCUniversal revealed a critical number about Peacock that shows why media companies are walking slowly into streaming

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/18/nbcuniversal-peacock-arpu-of-6-to-7-shows-streaming-conundrum.html

 

Clearview app lets strangers find your name, info with snap of a photo, report says

It may not be long before you'll have to forget about walking down the street anonymously, says a New York Times report.

https://www.cnet.com/news/clearview-app-lets-strangers-find-your-name-info-with-snap-of-a-photo-report-says/

 

Stop Spreading Manure

Perhaps most importantly, stop believing it.

https://askleo.com/stop-spreading-manure/

 

Clear Disk Info is a handy health info tool for storage devices

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/14/clear-disk-info-is-a-handy-health-info-tool-for-storage-devices/

 

PlanetDrugsDirect breached, PHI and payment info exposed.

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/planetdrugsdirect-breached-phi-and-payment-info-exposed/

 

How to Clone HDD to SSD in Windows

Why re-install Windows to a solid-state drive when you can just copy it?

https://www.lifewire.com/clone-hard-drive-to-ssd-windows-4775671

 

2020 will bring new ways to upgrade your hearing

Four tech-heavy hearing enhancers.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/15/upgrade-your-hearing-with-technology/

 

Is Ubuntu Special? 6 Things That Set Canonical’s Linux Distro Apart

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ubuntu-differences/

 

How Malware Gains Trust by Abusing the Windows CryptoAPI Flaw

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/how-malware-gains-trust-by-abusing-the-windows-cryptoapi-flaw/

 

Microsoft Edge Could Get Color Themes Improvements, More Transparency

The Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser is now available for download, and since the stable version has finally shipped, Microsoft can now focus on improving the overall experience going forward.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-edge-could-get-color-themes-improvements-more-transparency-528906.shtml

 

Hacker leaks passwords for more than 500,000 servers, routers, and IoT devices

The list was shared by the operator of a DDoS booter service.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/hacker-leaks-passwords-for-more-than-500000-servers-routers-and-iot-devices/

 

How to enable tracking prevention feature on Microsoft Edge

The new version of Microsoft Edge based on Chromium has a new tracking protection feature, and in this guide, you'll learn the steps to enable and configure the level of protection that's right for you.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-tracking-prevention-microsoft-edge/

 

8 ways to stop your phone from tracking you

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/8-ways-to-stop-your-phone-from-tracking-you/543526/

 

Razer Tomahawk Gaming PC First Look: Intel's NUC 9 Extreme Mini PC, in Luxury Digs

The new NUC is taking all sorts of forms at CES 2020, but none is as slick or as snazzy as Razer's early stab at this power-packed mini-PC platform.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/razer-tomahawk-gaming-pc-first-look-intels-nuc-9-extreme-mini-pc-in-luxury

 

A startup company took billions of photos from Facebook and other websites to create a facial-recognition database, and hundreds of law-enforcement agencies are using it

https://www.yahoo.com/news/startup-company-took-billions-photos-215438858.html

 

How to Enable the Secure Folder on Samsung Phones

https://www.howtogeek.com/466709/how-to-enable-the-secure-folder-on-samsung-phones/

 

Our Favorite Tips for Microsoft's New Edge Chromium Browser

https://lifehacker.com/our-favorite-tips-for-microsofts-new-edge-chromium-brow-1841041653

 

Epic Systems, a major medical records vendor, is warning customers it will stop working with Google Cloud

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/17/epic-systems-warns-customers-it-will-stop-supporting-google-cloud.html

 

How to find a stolen or lost Android phone

Losing your phone is a stressful experience. Take a deep breath and use Android's built-in tools to track down your phone.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-find-stolen-lost-android-phone/

 

WHY IS EVERYONE ON THE INTERNET SO GRUMPY?

Using all upper-case characters is the internet form of shouting, and is considered quite rude. Don't be surprised if you get a grumpy response.

https://askleo.com/why_is_everyone_on_the_internet_so_grumpy/

 

Create custom shortcuts, organize them into folders and access it all from the system tray with Jovial Menu

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/14/create-custom-shortcuts-and-access-them-from-the-system-tray-with-jovial-menu/

 

Analysis of popular apps finds rampant sharing of personal data

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/analysis-of-popular-apps-finds-rampant-sharing-of-personal-data/

 

Linux uniq Command: What It Is and How to Use It

Make short work of hunting through textual data

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-linux-uniq-command-how-to-use-it-4776542

 

Fitbit quietly enables blood oxygen tracking on its wearables

It could help track breathing issues -- if you have the right device.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/15/fitbit-blood-oxygen-tracking/

 

4 Mobile Linux Distros and Interfaces You Can Run on the PinePhone

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/mobile-linux-distros-pinephone/

 

Google tests useful feature for Chrome browser app

https://www.phonearena.com/news/google-tests-new-feature-for-chrome-browser_id121629

 

Chromium Microsoft Edge Browser Now Available for Download

The new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser is now available for download after approximately one year of beta testing.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/chromium-microsoft-edge-browser-now-available-for-download-528864.shtml

 

I tried Microsoft's new browser on my MacBook and got a peculiar surprise

Could anyone possibly be excited by, or even interested in, a new browser. I tried the new Microsoft Edge on my MacBook Air and examined my feelings.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/i-tried-microsofts-new-browser-and-got-a-peculiar-surprise/

 

How to enable open tabs sync on Microsoft Edge

You can now sync open tabs across devices using Microsoft edge (Chromium), and in this guide, you'll learn the steps on how to enable the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-open-tabs-sync-edge-chromium/

 

You won’t believe the ‘shocking’ ways your Facebook photos are tracked

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/you-wont-believe-the-shocking-ways-your-facebook-photos-are-tracked/580901/

 

The Secret to a Better Laptop Privacy Filter? Your Reflection

The SureView Gen 4 integrated laptop privacy filter harnesses the screen's natural reflectiveness, obfuscating the view from an angle without affecting picture quality.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-secret-to-a-better-laptop-privacy-filter-your-reflection

 

A bunch of promising cheap, new smartphones from Apple, Google, and others are expected to launch this year — and it says a lot about where the industry is headed

https://www.yahoo.com/news/bunch-promising-cheap-smartphones-apple-133000129.html

 

How to Fix Your Crooked iPhone Photos Automatically

https://www.howtogeek.com/449748/how-to-fix-your-crooked-iphone-photos-automatically/

 

How to Check If Your Windows 7 Apps Are Compatible With Windows 10

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-check-if-your-windows-7-apps-are-compatible-with-1841027283

 

How hackers are making millions — legally

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/17/why-companies-like-google-facebook-and-uber-pay-hackers-millions.html

 

SIM swap fraud: What it is, why you should care and how to protect yourself

Phone number theft is something most don't think is even possible, but it's all too easy for hackers to do, giving them the keys to take over your online accounts.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/sim-swap-fraud-what-it-is-why-you-should-care-and-how-to-protect-yourself/

 

Watching for Interactions

Interactions between software can cause unexpected side effects. If you're experiencing a problem, it's one more thing to look into.

https://askleo.com/watching-for-interactions/

 

10 Tips to get started with the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/15/10-tips-to-get-started-with-the-new-chromium-based-microsoft-edge-browser/

 

Bitdefender, Sophos uncover more dangerous apps in Google Play

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/mobile-security/bitdefender-sophos-uncover-more-dangerous-apps-in-google-play/

 

How to Properly Dispose of Batteries

Steps to battery disposal and recycling

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-properly-dispose-of-batteries-4767171

 

Search warrant suggests FBI pulled data from a locked iPhone 11 Pro Max

A search warrant shows the feds used GrayKey to unlock the new iPhone.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/16/search-warrant-suggests-data-was-pulled-from-a-locked-iphone-11/

 

How to Force Quit an App on Your Mac

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-force-quit-an-app-on-mac/

 

AirPods Pro: Apple Update May Not Have Changed Noise-Canceling After All [Updated]

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidphelan/2020/01/18/airpods-pro-apple-update-may-not-have-changed-noise-canceling-after-all-updated/

 

Three Things You Need to Know About Windows 7 Moving Forward

Windows 7 is no longer a supported operating system, which means that the updates Microsoft published on January 14, 2020 were the last ones.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/three-things-you-need-to-know-about-windows-7-moving-forward-528866.shtml

 

Chrome to Block Third-Party Cookies

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10691/chrome-block-third-party-cookies

 

How to view saved passwords in Firefox

If you can't seem to remember a website password, It's probably saved on Firefox – Here's how to find it.

https://pureinfotech.com/view-saved-passwords-firefox/

 

Twitter used your phone number and email to sell targeted ads

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/twitter-used-account-info-to-sell-targeted-ads/603266/

 

Samsung's Portable SSD T7 Offers Built-In Fingerprint Reader

A single touch can unlock the encrypted external SSD, which starts at $130 and is available in capacities up to 2TB.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/samsungs-portable-ssd-t7-offers-built-in-fingerprint-reader

 

Hitting the Books: Hackers can convince your IoT devices to betray you

https://www.yahoo.com/news/2020-01-18-hitting-the-books-power-to-the-people-audrey-kurth-kronin.html

 

How to Find and Replace Text and Numbers in Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/442859/how-to-find-and-replace-text-and-numbers-in-excel/

 

Should You Subscribe to Peacock, NBC's New Streaming Platform?

https://lifehacker.com/should-you-subscribe-to-peacock-nbcs-new-streaming-pla-1841060265

 

A popular new sextortion scam tricks victims into thinking they are being recorded on their Nest cameras

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/19/sextortion-scams-trick-victims-into-thinking-nest-cameras-record-them.html

 

How to stop robocalls: Best practices and apps that stop that annoying ringing

The US government and leading tech companies are doing a lot to combat robocalls, but there are things you can do to help reduce the number of times your phone rings.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-stop-robocalls-best-practices-apps-that-stop-annoying-ringing/

 

“Is It Possible” is the Wrong Question

Yes, it's possible. But you might want to ask a different question that will result in a more helpful answer.

https://askleo.com/possible-wrong-question/

 

Automatic Screenshotter is a free tool that captures the screen content at regular intervals

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/16/automatic-screenshotter-is-a-free-tool-that-captures-the-screen-content-at-regular-intervals/

 

APT40 hacking group linked to 13 alleged front companies in Hainan, China

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/apts-cyberespionage/apt40-hacking-group-linked-to-13-alleged-front-companies-in-hainan-china/

 

How to Recycle or Donate an Old TV

Use any of these services to sustainably dispose of your electronics.

https://www.lifewire.com/recycle-donate-tv-3276405

 

The Morning After: Comcast and NBC explain their Peacock streaming service

And 'Cyberpunk 2077' is delayed.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/17/peacock-cyberpunk-2077/

 

7 Virtual Monitor Apps to Maximize Your Ultrawide Monitor

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/virtual-monitor-apps-maximize-ultrawide-monitor/

 

Don't Ignore Chrome's New Password Checkup Feature

It could help save you when the next big breach hits.

https://www.wired.com/story/chrome-password-popups/

 

How to Install Google Chrome Themes in the New Microsoft Edge Browser

Microsoft has a new Windows and Mac browser, and unsurprisingly, many rushed to install it, not necessarily to become their mainly driver, but at least to take it for a spin and see what it’s up to.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-to-install-google-chrome-themes-in-the-new-microsoft-edge-browser-528897.shtml

 

Scammed by PayPal Technical Support? Here's What to Do

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10694/scammed-paypal-technical-support-heres-what-do

 

How to view saved passwords on Chrome

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

https://pureinfotech.com/view-saved-passwords-chrome/

 

5 tricks I use to keep my inbox in check

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/5-tricks-kim-uses-to-organize-her-inbox/602117/

 

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/us-law-stops-isps-charging-customers-for-their-own-routers

 

Microsoft says it will fix an Internet Explorer security bug under active attack

https://www.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-says-fix-internet-explorer-153552653.html

 

TROMjaro Updates Deliver Lighter, Better Manjaro

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/TROMjaro-Updates-Deliver-Lighter-Better-Manjaro-86459.html

 

How to Fix Google's Ugly, Logo-Filled Search Results

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-fix-googles-ugly-logo-filled-search-results-1841062453

 

Adobe Scan is a free mobile scanner and OCR tool

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/13/adobe-scan-is-a-free-mobile-scanner-and-ocr-tool/

 

Scientists Bring Concrete To Life & It Might Be The Future Of Construction (could this be an end of potholes?... Nah! what fun would that be, besides look at all the unemployment and loss of equipment sales.)

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/living-concrete-may-be-future-of-sustainable-construction

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