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Do You Know Your Computer's Worst Enemy?



'Why is my Android slow?': 3 ways to troubleshoot your Android device if it's not running efficiently



Cybersecurity Vendor Landscape Transforming as Symantec, McAfee Enter New Eras

Two years ago, Symantec and McAfee were both primed for a comeback. Today, both face big questions about their future.



California’s new privacy law is off to a rocky start

Privacy startups are trying to help. One got it wrong.



BEC Scammers’ Interest in the Real Estate Sector Rises



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

Collect 'em all!



Hackers imitating CDC, WHO with coronavirus phishing emails

Cybercriminals are now using fears over the outbreak to steal email credentials, security officials say.



How to pair Microsoft Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID on Windows 10



The new Microsoft Edge is now available for Windows 10 on ARM devices

Microsoft Edge version 80 is now available in the stable channel, bringing with it support for Windows 10 on ARM.



Download Microsoft Office 2019, Office 2016, Office 2013, Office 2010 and Office 365 for free with direct links

We do the hard work so that you don't have to



The AMD 3990X Pre-Review and Overclocking World Record Attempt



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



Vizio SB2021n-G6 review: This budget 20-inch soundbar is the perfect match for a second TV

While it lacks HDMI inputs and Wi-Fi connectivity, this DTS Virtual:X-equipped soundbar boasts impressive and immersive sound for just $130.



Microsoft Edge 80 Now Available for Download on Windows and Mac (new version, if you have the prior one, you can manually update it without this)

Microsoft has released a new update for the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser, bringing it to version 80 on both Windows and Mac.



The Razr fails hinge test 4.5 times faster than Galaxy Fold (Update: Motorola responds)

High intensity stress test might spell bad news for Motorola’s foldable



Airo Antivirus review: A promising start for a Mac-focused antivirus

Airo Antivirus is less than year old, and it's already a solid choice for Mac users. It's not as full-featured as more established choices, however.



ViacomCBS wants to compete with itself in the streaming wars

Its new streaming platform will build on the existing CBS All Access



Delete these nasty Android apps that can log in to your Google and Facebook accounts right now



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.



Tech how-to: Create (and remember) passwords that actually stop hackers



Next-Gen HAMR Platters Promise 80TB Hard Drives

We're about to get 20 terabyte hard drives, but the path looks clear to scale up to 80TB.



All it takes to fool facial recognition at airports and border crossings is a printed mask, researchers found



Facebook Tops Imitated Brands as Attackers Target Tech

Brand impersonators favor Facebook, Yahoo, Network, and PayPal in phishing attempts to steal credentials from victims.



Attempt to fold Motorola’s Razr 100,000 times doesn’t go great



Bug in Philips Smart Light Allows Hopping to Devices on the Network



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.



How to protect your privacy on an iOS device

Learn how to keep your iOS devices--and your data--secure with these iOS 13 privacy settings and Apple resources.



Ashampoo Burning Studio 2020: Free software to burn CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays



Microsoft wants to use machine learning to improve poor game textures

Lots of experimentation.



How to screenshot on a Chromebook

We show you how to take screenshots on a Chromebook



Previously Unknown Intel CC150 8-Core CPU Pops Up Online



Windows 10 Taskbar Not Hiding Properly – What to Do



How to protect your Ring account with the new Control Center privacy dashboard

Ring has updated its app with new and improved privacy tools. Here’s how to make the most of them.



Brave Browser

Make your Internet surfing sessions more enjoyable by avoiding annoying ads and intrusive trackers using this appealing and intuitive browser



MacBooks may soon get AMD processors, striking a blow to Intel

New leak reveals big CPU change



Folder sharing brings iCloud Drive closer to Dropbox, but there’s work left to do

iCloud Drive is better, but there’s still a lot of improvements that need to be made.



Apple’s contract for indie repair shops is so invasive that some refuse to sign it

Vice got its hands on the contract



This is what Apple’s upcoming iPhone 9 is going to look like



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.



Hackers prey on coronavirus fears to infect your computer



Chrome to Block Insecure Downloads

Any downloads served from a non-HTTPS link will initially show a warning, but eventually Chrome will just block the download outright.



A tech side effect: Many residents of China say wearing face masks to avoid the coronavirus has made it impossible to unlock their phones with Face ID



How Can We Make Election Technology Secure?

In Iowa this week, a smartphone app for reporting presidential caucus results debuted. It did not go well.



Why your next TV needs ‘filmmaker mode’



Emotet Hacks Nearby Wi-Fi Networks to Spread to New Victims



8 tips to help you get started with Paint.net

Another great freebie for digital designers



51 Excel tips every user should master

Whether you are a Microsoft Excel beginner or an advanced user, you'll benefit from these step-by-step tutorials.



HandyPad is an auto-saving Notepad alternative for Windows PC



BenQ announces a monitor that's easy on the eyes, literally

BenQ's latest monitor has eye-care technology to ease the strain on your eyes during prolonged use.



How to check if your identity has been stolen

Look out for these key signs of identity theft



Huawei Subsidiary Distributes 0-Day Backdoor in DVRs, NVRs, IoT Cameras



Which Startup Programs Are OK to Stop?



[Tip] Set a Clean and Minimal New Tab Page in Microsoft Edge



Emergency Boot Kit

Fix unbootable computers, save files, edit registry entries, recover data and reset passwords so you can gain access to your PC via this tool



Holy crap! This Lenovo Chromebook is only $99 right now

Don't miss this crazy Chromebook deal



How to fix the “cannot be autosaved” bug when saving documents in macOS apps

An oddball problem with an oddball fix and some workarounds.



The FCC’s broadband survey is missing 20 million people, a new study suggests

BroadbandNow says close to 42 million people don’t have high-speed internet access



This year’s new phones will have faster memory than your laptop



Google releases three apps for its Digital Wellbeing Experiments

In a continuous effort to help users from over using their phones, Google releases new apps to remind you to enjoy the real world a little more.



Emails from Facebook, Yahoo or Netflix in your inbox? They might be phishing scams



Attorney General: US Needs to Get Into the 5G Business to Counter Huawei

William Barr on Thursday suggested the US should buy a controlling stake in Nokia or Ericsson, two European vendors that compete with Huawei in the 5G networking market. 'We and our closest allies certainly need to be actively considering this approach,' he said.



The Best Tablets for the Kitchen



Vixie: The Unintended Consequences of Internet Privacy Efforts

Paul Vixie says emerging encryption protocols for endpoints could "break" security in enterprise - and even home - networks.



Our.News fights misinformation with a ‘nutrition label’ for news stories



Windows 7 Users Suddenly Can't Shut Down Their PCs, How to Fix



EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO review: Ray tracing gets affordable

The EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO makes some smart compromises to hit a truly compelling $300 price point.



How to use 7zip to encrypt files

If you need strong command line encryption on Linux, look no further than 7zip.



USB audio drivers won’t install on Windows 10



Panos Panay will lead the Windows Experience in addition to Microsoft's hardware efforts

Microsoft will combine two of its large teams under the leadership of Panos Panay.



How to delete apps from an iPhone

Ditch what you don't use



Nervana Nevermore: Intel Shifts Focus to Habana Labs, Cancels NNP-T, NNP-I



Windows 10 Synaptics Touchpad Settings Missing [Solved]



[Tip] Disable Website Icons Display in Address bar Suggestions Drop-Down List in Chrome on Android



Malwarebytes Browser Extension for Chrome

Enjoy fast and safe Internet browsing with the help of this neat Chrome extension that adds protection without affecting performance



These 9 Android apps can take over your phone: What to do

Apps hiding nasty loads found in Google Play



Safari alternatives: Five Mac web browsers worth trying

Safari’s a great browser, but it’s not the only option for your Mac and may not be the best browser for your needs.



How to mute notifications and block ‘heavy’ ads in the latest version of Chrome

Version 80 of Google’s browser has a few tricks up its sleeve



Samsung’s Galaxy S20 looks to be a huge upgrade according to new leak



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.



This simple hack can give cybercriminals access to all the files on your computer



Malware Steals Data By Adjusting Screen Brightness

Malware on an air-gapped computer can transmit data like Morse code by changing screen brightness in a way that's invisible to the naked eye but easily recorded with a camera.



Security Review of Shadow’s Iowa Caucus App Found Hackable ‘Vulnerabilities’



New leak might confirm the iPhone 9 release date


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iOS 13.4 could turn your iPhone and Apple Watch into car keys

The software's first beta contains details on a 'CarKey' API.



All Google phones will now screen robocalls, here’s how to turn it on

  - Google on Thursday said it’s rolling out Call Screen, which blocks robocalls, to all of its Pixel phones this week.

  - It was previously only available on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 4, and was updated in the fall with new features.

  - Here’s how to set it up, and why you might want to consider buying a Pixel if robocalls are driving you nuts.



Apple may release a new Apple TV for the first time in more than 2 years, and a leak suggests it will be noticeably faster



How to enable enhanced tracking protection in Firefox

Mozilla Firefox has a new content blocking feature to protect your privacy online, and in this guide, you'll learn the steps to enable and configure the level of protection that's right for you.



Facebook’s Twitter account is hijacked by notorious OurMine hacking group



Win10 Search blackout due to 'fiber provider' glitch? Pull the other one, Microsoft.

Microsoft blamed the widespread Win10 Search blackout we experienced yesterday on a 'third-party networking fiber provider that experienced a network interruption.' Hogwash. Somebody at Microsoft is beta-testing buggy software on our production machines.



What Security Software Do You Recommend?

I have recommendations for specific security software and techniques in various places on the site. Here's a short summary.



5 Ways to Generate a List of All Installed Programs in Windows



Update Android to Fix a Major Bluetooth Bug



Juice jacking: Why you should avoid public phone charging stations

Hackers can load malware into charging stations at place like airports and malls, allowing them to steal the data of unsuspecting users, experts warn.



When Your Used Car is a Little Too ‘Mobile’



Seems Like the Motorola Razr Might Already Be a Mess



Chrome Will Block Insecure Downloads on HTTPS Pages'



Facebook Messenger Kids Beefs Up Parental Controls



The Chameleon attacks Online Social Networks.



Critical Bluetooth flaw exposes your phone to malware – here’s how to patch it



New Bug Hacks Android Devices Via Bluetooth

Hackers physically close enough could exploit the activated Bluetooth connection on a phone to run malicious computer code, according to security firm ERNW. Google has patched the flaw, but it may take time for the fix to reach consumer phones.



France just fined Apple $27 million for intentionally slowing down iPhones — the amount of profit the company makes in under 3 hours



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.



Dutch university paid $220,000 ransom to hackers after Christmas attack



Microsoft advisory shows whether Edge keeps up with Chrome's patching

The advisory will be updated when Microsoft releases a new version of Edge that includes publicly disclosed security updates from the Chromium project.



Are Updates Free?

It's important to develop a sense of what to expect so you recognize legitimate update messages.



Fix the “Wi-Fi Doesn’t Have a Valid IP Configuration” Error Now



Mirror an Android device on your TV in three easy steps

Whether it's streaming a movie, showing off vacation photos or playing a game on your TV, mirroring your Android phone's display to your TV is simple.



'Clog the lines': Internet trolls deliberately disrupted the Iowa caucuses hotline for reporting results

Several officials at caucuses attended by NBC News reporters struggled with lengthy hold times that made it impossible for them to report results over the phone.



Booter Boss Busted By Bacon Pizza Buy



Google Maps Is Getting a New Look and Other Upgrades For Its 15th Birthday



IoT Devices at Major Manufacturers Infected With Malware via Supply Chain Attack



Report: Malware Attacks Fall Year-on-Year



Malaysia CERT (MyCERT) has issued an advisory warning that a cyber espionage campaign has been conducted against government officials in that country. 



This simple hack can give cybercriminals access to all the files on your computer



Next-Gen HAMR Platters Promise 80TB Hard Drives

We're about to get 20 terabyte hard drives, but the path looks clear to scale up to 80TB.



Wonder Why Your Comcast Xfinity Internet Is Slow? Your Rented Router Is a Wi-Fi Hotspot.



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.



Apple fined €25 million for deliberately slowing down old iPhones



Has your Win10 Search box gone black? Does Search even work?

The Windows 10 Search debacle continues, with many people reporting this morning that their Search box has turned black and that Search itself doesn’t work. The cause seems to be related to Microsoft moving Search from old-fashioned Win32 code to a new-fangled WinRT/UWP/JavaScript mess. Can you search this morning?



Why Can’t I Connect with a 169.254 IP Address?

When your computer can't get an IP address any other way, it assigns itself a 169.254 IP address. It's a sure sign of a problem.



8 Steps to Speeding Up a Slow Mobile Data Connection



Chrome OS may soon copy the ‘Hot Corners’ feature from macOS



Iowa caucus app was rushed and flawed from the beginning, experts say

"Someone was not paying attention or on a deadline," said one analyst who was able to examine the app.



Tech Companies Detect a Surge in Online Videos of Child Sexual Abuse

In a first, videos outnumbered photos in reports to the authorities last year. Facebook found the most imagery, the bulk of it on its Messenger app.



Search on Windows 10 Was Borked, but Microsoft Says It Has a Fix



Critical Bluetooth Vulnerability Exposes Android Devices to Attacks



Critical Android Bluetooth Flaw Exploitable without User Interaction



The attack Australian logistics company Toll Group sustained Sunday is ransomware, IT News reports, specifically the Mailto strain. 



Did you get scammed by one of these ultra-convincing fake DMV websites?



Chrome to Block Insecure Downloads

Any downloads served from a non-HTTPS link will initially show a warning, but eventually Chrome will just block the download outright.



American Express tells consumers their identity was stolen to open up bank accounts



How to check for updates manually on Microsoft Edge

Are you running the latest version of Microsoft Edge? Here's how you check for updates.



Android users at risk from Bluetooth hijack attack, and are warned of “short distance worm” threat



It’s not too late to get an Extended Security Update license for Windows 7

Every business — even a business of one — qualifies to put Extended Security Update patches on a “genuine” Win7 Pro or Ultimate machine. It costs less than $70 and, thanks to a benevolent official Microsoft CSP, it’s not incredibly difficult to install.



Why Is the Same File in Two or More Places on My Machine?

What appears to be multiple copies of the same file may be something else: one file simply appearing in more than one place.



The Best Walkie Talkie App: Turn Your Phone Into a Two-Way Radio



How your network could be hacked through a Philips Hue smart bulb



Few silver linings and no quick fix: Iowa sets worrisome example for election technology

The Iowa app's problems provided a high-profile example of a warning experts have been making for years: Technology can make the election process harder and less secure.



ESP32-CAM Review



You Can Now Build Your Own Login Security Key With Google's Free Software



Malicious Optimizers Hosted on Google Play Amassed 470,000 Downloads



Windows 7 Users Suddenly Can't Shut Down Their PCs, How to Fix



I wouldn't want my computer to be disappointed.



Kim’s take: How NOT to run an election



Democrats and Republicans Agree: Social Media Cannot Be Trusted

Democrats and Republicans disagree about a lot of things—but one thing they both know is that social media is a bad place to get political news.



Google Maps for iOS and Android is getting a makeover



Cyborgs, Trolls and Bots: A Guide to Online Misinformation

Cyborgs, trolls and bots can fill the internet with lies and half-truths. Understanding them is key to learning how misinformation spreads online.



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.



Wacom drawing tablets are spying on every app you open, and sending the data back to Wacom



'Wake-up call': Iowa caucus disinformation serves as warning about 2020 election

On Monday night, it didn't take foreign interference to highlight the persistent vulnerabilities that Russia exploited in 2016.



MakuluLinux LinDoz Offers Windows Comfort Zone, but It's All Linux Under the Hood


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Block websites with a master password using the Block Site extension for Firefox and Chrome



8 of the 10 Most Exploited Bugs Last Year Involved Microsoft Products

Six of them were the same as from the previous year, according to new Recorded Future analysis.



How to Add Apps to a Smart TV

Here's how different brands handle the process



Report ties Ekans/Snake ransomware to Megacortex, emphasizes ICS threat



Update WhatsApp's Desktop Client to Block a Remote-Access Vulnerability



How to download Microsoft Edge Chromium for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

Users with older versions of Windows can now download and install the final version of Microsoft Edge based on Chromium.



A free tier for Stadia cloud gaming coming in the 'next few months'

See what all the hubbub is about without spending any cash.



What is Wi-Fi Direct and how to tell if your computer supports it



How to Quiet Your Laptop’s Noisy Fan



How to Add or Remove Duplicate Drives in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 10



IMDb Is Adding A Bunch of Disney-Owned Shows Like ‘Lost’ to Its Free Streaming Service



SpaceX plans to spin off its Starlink satellite internet business

It could also take Starlink public.



5 Best Free Cloud Storage Providers



BlueStacks App Player

Run Android on Windows using this intuitive app, in order to play games and launch apps just like you would on your smartphone or tablet



I Tried to Get Comcast Xfinity’s New Wi-Fi 6 Router (And Totally Failed)



Apple might be releasing a new Apple TV soon

The newest tvOS beta mentions an unreleased model



Google teases big Android news at Galaxy S20 event

New tweet teases a big Feb. 11 announcement



How Your iPhone May Soon Replace Your Car Keys



How to Fix a Noisy Computer Fan

Computer fans can get pretty noisy, but there are a few things you can do to reduce the din. Here's how to quiet disruptive PC equipment.



Tech how-to: Search printed text with your phone’s camera



You can now block potentially unwanted apps in Microsoft Edge



SharePoint Bug Proves Popular Weapon for Nation-State Attacks

Thousands of servers could be exposed to SharePoint vulnerability CVE-2019-0604, recently used in cyberattacks against Middle East government targets.



The 9 Best Mini PCs of 2020

The best compact options for business, gaming, streaming, and more



Maze ransomware publicly shaming victims into paying



Yes, You Can Use AirPods on Android Devices (But You'll Lose Some Features)



How to enable IE Mode on Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft is now testing the new Internet Explorer mode for old websites in the new version of Edge based on Chromium, and here's how to enable and use the feature.



Tracy Chou's app for blocking online harassment is in beta

The engineer and tech diversity advocate is working on an app called Block Party.



What is Wi-Fi Direct and how to tell if your computer supports it



How to Get iMessage On an Android Device



How to Hide or Show 'Choose apps that can use your cellular data' link in Windows 10



Boost Your Laptop’s Gaming Prowess with an eGPU



ViacomCBS is working on yet another streaming service



50 Kodi Keyboard Shortcuts You Need to Know




Enhance your CCleaner copy with this lightweight and portable application, by adding support for a wide array of programs to clean



US Taps On Microsoft, Dell, Others To Create Huawei 5G Alternative For US



Boeing finds another software problem on the 737 Max

It’s at least the third flaw found since the plane was grounded last year



Netflix finally lets you turn off autoplay previews: Here's how

Stop autoplay previews and episodes on Netflix before they happen



How to See (and Disable) the Telemetry Data Firefox Collects About You



How to Do a Reverse Image Search From Your Phone

Google's reverse image search is a breeze on a desktop, but what about when you're on a mobile device? Google, Bing, and others have options.



How-to: Lock down private files on your phone or computer



Paint.net 4.2.9 reduces memory usage by up to 33% (Updated)



Microsoft DART Finds Web Shell Threat on the Rise

Various APT groups are successfully using Web shell attacks on a more frequent basis.



A List of iPad Models and Generations

Which iPad do you have?



Ransomware knocks city of Racine offline



Keep Your ZigBee Smart Home Devices Updated to Protect Against This Hack



How to download Microsoft Edge Chromium for Windows 10

The wait is finally over, Microsoft releases the first preview of the new Microsoft Edge based on the Chromium engine.



Clearview AI says the First Amendment lets it scrape the internet. Lawyers disagree

Earlier court cases have permitted data scraping. But never for facial recognition.



Processor frequencies do not match in Windows 10



How to Play PC Games On a Smart TV



How to Open New InPrivate Browsing Window in Microsoft Edge Chromium



PSA: Check Your Philips Hue Firmware to Patch a Vulnerability



Attorney general thinks US should buy controlling stake in Nokia, Ericsson

This is how the US can keep pace with Huawei, says Bill Barr.



12 Reasons Why You Should Choose Debian Linux



Disable Bing in Windows 10 to Avoid Outages Breaking Down the Search Feature

An outage experienced by Bing earlier today caused the Windows 10 Search tool to become unavailable, with users no longer able to search not only for online content, but also for files stored locally.



Nvidia GeForce Now Game Streaming Is Now Available



Wacom tablets are sharing your app usage with Google Analytics

Users can opt out in settings



Worried about Election Day hacking? Here's what you need to know

Back-end election systems may be full of security holes



How to Enable and Use Clipboard Sharing in Google Chrome



How to Copy Large Files From Your Phone to a Computer

There are plenty of ways to transfer large files between Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android devices, including AirDrop, Google Photos, Bluetooth transfer, and third-party programs.



Tech how-to: Manage all your email addresses in one spot



Windows 10 Privacy: Debotnet 0.5 update brings massive improvements



Ransomware Attacks: Why It Should Be Illegal to Pay the Ransom

For cities, states and towns, paying up is short-sighted and only makes the problem worse.



How to Fix a Computer That Won't Turn On

What to do when your desktop, laptop, or tablet won't start



Ringing in a new National Privacy Law?



Get Android Updates Faster With Google's Pixel Repair Tool



How to uninstall Notepad app on Windows 10

Notepad is now an optional feature on Windows 10, so you can now easily add or remove it – here's how.


Best mesh Wi-Fi systems of 2020

Sick and tired of dead zones in your home's Wi-Fi connection? A mesh router can help deliver fast internet at long range. Here are the best we've tested.



How to use Google Maps Street View feature



Windows 10 Your Phone Will Possibly Add File Transfer Feature



How to Turn On or Off Fast Startup in Windows 10



Huawei Subsidiary Distributes 0-Day Backdoor in DVRs, NVRs, IoT Cameras



Twitter admits 'bad actors' exploited phone number matching feature

It says the fake accounts it suspended 'may have ties to state-sponsored actors.'



How to Mirror an iPhone or iPad Screen to a Windows PC



Windows Search Broken Down Due to a Feature Nobody Likes Anyway

The search feature bundled with Windows went down a few hours ago due to an issue with Bing search, making it impossible for users to search for local files or online information.



A new device uses AI to identify fake pairs of Nike and Adidas sneakers in seconds. Here's how the authentication technology works.



Everything we think we know about the Samsung Galaxy S20

A Galaxy S11 by any other name



Bad news? Some Razr phones are making noises



It’s 2020. Is Using Public Wi-Fi Still Dangerous?



How to Listen to Podcasts on Your Amazon Echo

You can tap into a variety of podcasts on your Amazon Echo via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. Here's how.



5 things you didn’t know Google Assistant could do – and 5 new features we’re excited for



FilelistCreator is a directory printer for Windows, macOS and Linux


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PCMark finds that the new Microsoft Edge performs 10 percent better than the old Edge

The new Microsoft Edge isn't just more compatible with extensions, according to PCMark, it performs better than the old Edge for everyday browsing.

(not much of an improvement in speed, but other changes can make this much better than the original Edge, like extensions)



Microsoft Issues Excel Security Alert As TA505 Campaign Emerges



Beware of malware disguised as Oscar-nominated movies including Joker and Parasite

Joker was the hottest film among cybercriminals with 304 malicious files named after Batman's arch-nemesis, says security firm Kaspersky.



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.



Does Installing Many Programs Destabilize My Computer?

Install the software you need to fully use your computer. Just be sure to back up along the way.



Addicted to Social Media?



Google celebrates Maps' 15th 'birthday' with new features and design

Happy birthday! Have some new tabs!



Realtek Fixes DLL Hijacking Flaw in HD Audio Driver for Windows



Google and Facebook turn their backs on undersea cable to China

Tech giants’ high-speed internet link to Hong Kong has become politically toxic



How to Recover Your PC Using an Android Device



These eco-friendly true wireless earbuds come with ANC to rival AirPods Pro

True wireless earbuds with a conscience



How to Adjust Mouse Sensitivity in Windows 10



Minut Smart Home Alarm review: This impressive, low-cost home security system emphasizes privacy

It’s non-invasive because it operates by senses body heat instead of relying on cameras, and it’s inexpensive because it doesn’t depend on your deploying sensors all over the house.



Phishing Telcos for SIM-Swapping



Apple TV app now available on select 2019 LG TVs

Soon, even more TV owners will be able to play Apple content without Apple TV hardware.



A vulnerability lets hackers gain entry to people's computers using Philips Hue smart bulbs. Here's how to protect against it.



Is it Prime Day 2020 already? All of Amazon’s most popular devices are discounted right now



Conspiracy theories swirl over canceled Iowa poll, pushed by Sanders and Yang supporters

Recent discussions around the race for the Democratic nomination highlight how social media remains easily manipulated by passionate Americans.



YouTube's Old Desktop Interface Will Be Disabled in March

Until now desktop users had the option to opt-out of the 2017 interface redesign, but next month you'll be forced to use it (and may also need to upgrade to a new browser).



If you miss Windows Movie Maker, try this free alternative



IoT is a gold mine for hackers using fileless malware for cyberattacks

Data exposure is one of the biggest threats from attacks on IoT devices. A new report recommends a shift to perimeter-less security strategies.




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.



OK, Boomer: Why Computer Literacy Matters to You

Computer literacy is no longer a choice, no matter how old you are. Embracing it is an important part of participating in society today.



Geekly Update - 05 February 2020



Excel percentage formulas: Percentage of total, percent increase or decrease, sales tax and more

These formulas can get you through everyday tasks from determining sales tax (and tips) to calculating increases and decreases.



Chrome 80 Released With 56 Security Fixes, Cookie Changes, More



7-Eleven is the next retailer to test cashierless stores



Is Your Android Battery Healthy? How to Check for Free



Entire mobile industry could be disrupted by coronavirus

Chip giant beats expectations in Q1



How To Flush your DNS in Windows 10



Zigbee vulnerability lets hackers use Hue bulbs to hijack your network

Your Hue bridge has most likely been patched.



[Heads-up] It's OK To Just Say No To Phone Scams



GeForce Now is probably as good as Mac gaming is going to get

Mac gaming has only gotten worse as of late. Good thing Nvidia has delivered a game streaming model that actually looks attractive.



How to change your homepage on a Google Chrome browser for Mac or PC



Samsung just used the iPhone to leak one of the Galaxy S20’s last remaining secrets



Big Tech faces high-stakes test with Iowa caucuses

Facebook, Google and Twitter said they are coordinating closely with the Democratic National Convention, which is dispatching cybersecurity staff to the caucuses for the first time.



Nvidia's Cloud Gaming Service, GeForce Now, Open to All for Free

The free service offers you access to an Nvidia cloud server, from which you can log into your Steam account to play high-end PC games. But for priority access to a server, you'll need to pay $4.99 a month, or you may end up waiting around.



Check your phone! 17 apps you must delete



Tips on keeping a Google Photos-type video bug from impacting cloud-based files

The private videos of some Google Photos users were accidentally shared with other people. Here's how to secure online files to protect them from exposure.



How to clear cache and cookies on Firefox

If Firefox isn't loading websites correctly or you're having trouble signing in to a service, use this guide to clear the browsing data.



What Is It About Attachments?

Email attachments are useful, ubiquitous, and convenient. They're also abused, dangerous, and responsible for infections and data breaches.



The Worst Data Breaches (what you need to know and do)



Microsoft combines Windows and Surface, potentially making it tougher on PC makers

Microsoft's latest reorg isn't yet official, but it's likely to be announced soon.



Emotet Gets Ready for Tax Season With Malicious W-9 Forms



SpaceX ‘likely to spin out’ and pursue an IPO for Starlink satellite internet business



You Can Now Clear Your Off-Facebook Activity



Windows 10 search is now fixed, after being completely broken for many

Another search fail from Microsoft won’t come as a surprise…



How to Scan & Fix Hard Drives with CHKDSK in Windows 10



Dozens of companies have data dumped online by ransomware ring seeking leverage

Maze operators "gift" Pensacola by removing data dump, but others not so lucky.



[Heads-up] Scam Of The Week: Coronavirus Phishing Attacks In The Wild



These 'smart reusable' Rocketbook notebooks are only $30 today

Don't waste paper! These Rocketbook notebooks use erasable ink, and let you transfer your handwritten notes to a wide range of productivity apps.



How to add a Microsoft Edge browser to your Windows PC if it isn't already installed



Stop what you’re doing and delete these Android apps right now



What are MusNotifyIcon.exe, MusNotificationUx.exe and MusNotification.exe Processes in Windows 10?



Pablo Escobar's Brother May Be Scamming Users With Foldable Phones

On Monday, Pablo Escobar's brother started to take orders for a second foldable phone at the low price of $399. However, users who bought the first foldable phone from the company say their orders have yet to arrive. Instead, what they got was a book and a pamphlet.



Security tip: How to erase everything you ever searched for on Google



Report: Smart bulbs have a major security problem

Many Philips Hue smart light bulbs have a firmware flaw that leads hackers into an entire network, Check Point Research found.



How to clear cache and cookies on Microsoft Edge

Websites aren't loading correctly or you can't sign-in to online services? Try clearing the cache data and cookies on Microsoft Edge.



“From” Spoofing: How Spammers Send Email that Looks Like It Came from You

"From" spoofing is how spammers send email that looks like it comes from you that you had nothing at all to do with. I'll look at how it's done.



How Private Is Your Email?



Rexing V360 dash cam review: 360-degree coverage at last!

This dash cam combo captures more of the action inside and outside your vehicle than any we've tested.



FBI Warns of DDoS Attack on State Voter Registration Site



What to expect from Samsung’s S20 event

Camera bumps, 5G and a surprise foldable



The Best Walkie Talkie App: Turn Your Phone Into a Two-Way Radio



Banks being targeted with major malware campaign

Emotet returns to target financial institutions in the US and UK



How to Speed Up Startup in Windows 10



The Jeff Bezos Hack Shows Vulnerability Beyond Tech

Exchanging numbers with a wealthy prince is just the tip of the iceberg.



Leaked report shows United Nations suffered hack



Surprise! Cheaper Apple products are hits

Apple's changing focus on services and accessories may mean more low-end buying options



The US is making its own 5G technology with American and European companies, and without Huawei



Samsung just accidentally listed the Galaxy S20 on its website



[Windows 10 Fix] Notifications Not Showing While Playing Games or Full Screen Videos



Report: Nvidia's Mobile Super GPUs Launch March 31

Expect Nvidia's mobile GPUs ro be refreshed and in gaming laptops from April.



Download any free films? Malware spreading now



Robots are changing the face of retail in 2020

Dozens of companies showed off the latest generation that can handle everything from restocking shelves to cleaning floors.



The NSA Just Released 136 Historical Propaganda Posters

In the 1950s and 1960s, the NSA was very worried about employees spilling secrets. Here’s some of the best internal propaganda posters that taught them to keep their mouths shut.


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Android Users: 17 Rogue Apps to Delete



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



New ‘CarKey’ feature in iOS 13.4 beta brings built-in support for unlocking, driving, and sharing NFC car keys



How to disable hardware acceleration on Microsoft Edge

If Edge Chromium is having issues displaying visual elements on the screen, disabling hardware acceleration may fix the problem – Here's how.



Google is about to crack down on ‘disruptive’ video ads

  - Google’s Chrome browser will stop showing ads on sites that have “disruptive” video ads based on a new set of standards released by the Coalition for Better Ads, of which Google is a board member.

  - On Wednesday, the Coalition announced its standards for ads on videos that are eight minutes or shorter.

  - The announcement comes as Google is the subject of antitrust scrutiny in its advertising business and other areas.



How Do I Know What Updates to Install?

Unless you have a specific reason not to, the best approach to taking updates is to take them all. I'll review why, and how to protect yourself in case something goes wrong.



Frustration grows in China as face masks compromise facial recognition



How to Recover Your PC Using an Android Device



Welcome to the Era of Supercharged Lithium-Silicon Batteries

Batteries with silicon anodes promise to make devices last more than 20 percent longer on a single charge.



Microsoft Edge Chromium features and changes walkthrough



Iowa caucus app was rushed and flawed from the beginning, experts say

“Someone was not paying attention or on a deadline," said one analyst who was able to examine the app.



10 tips and tricks to get the most out of Google Maps



A message from Avast CEO Ondrej Vlcek



Chrome 80 arrives with mixed content autoupgraded to HTTPS, cookie changes, and Contact Picker API



Hackers Can Steal Data From Air-Gapped Computers Via Screen Brightness



Hackers Pose as Wall Street Journal Reporter to Phish Victims

Watch out for suspicious interview requests. 'The main focus of this phishing campaign was stealing email account information of the victims, and finding information about their contacts/networks,' the cybersecurity experts at Certfa Lab warned on Wednesday.



Your home network can be hacked through a smart lightbulb – unless you do this



Twitter releases bug fix for missing polls on iOS, tweaks redesigned iPad app



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.



Microsoft Surface chief Panos Panay is taking over a big part of Windows

  - Panos Panay isn’t taking charge of all of Windows; part of it remains under another executive. 

  - The Surface device line has gradually expanded in recent years under Panay.



Why Are There No Objective Review Sites?

Looking for objective reviews isn't a spectator sport. I'll look at why this is a complex question.



What is 5G?



How to Mirror an iPhone or iPad Screen to a Windows PC



Philips patched a longstanding Hue bulb security flaw

Hackers could have accessed home or business networks through compromised bulbs.



Microsoft Office vs LibreOffice | How to Make the Change



Few silver linings and no quick fix: Iowa sets worrisome example for election technology

The Iowa app's problems provided a high-profile example of a warning experts have been making for years: Technology can make the election process harder and less secure.



Search on Windows 10 Was Borked, but Microsoft Says It Has a Fix



Iran’s revenge is already well under way



Microsoft to combine its Windows client and hardware teams under Chief Product Officer Panos Panay

It's reorg day in Microsoft's Experiences and Devices unit. Here's what's happening, including what's happening with Windows client and Surface.



Vulnerability in WhatsApp Desktop Exposed User Files



The Phone From Pablo Escobar's Brother Is Just a Galaxy Fold Covered in Gold Foil

The new foldable phone from Pablo Escobar's brother is a Samsung Galaxy Fold with no changes to the software, according to a YouTuber and a journalist who obtained the products amid consumer worries the business is a scam.



5 ways to extend the battery life of your Android



Health data sharing rule changes supported by Apple face pushback from hospitals



How to clear cache and cookies on Microsoft Edge

Websites aren't loading correctly or you can't sign-in to online services? Try clearing the cache data and cookies on Microsoft Edge based on Chromium.



Iowa caucus debacle is one of the most stunning tech failures ever

  - The Iowa caucus debacle represents one of the most stunning failures of information security ever.

  - It was delivered by the very officials who have said for four years they were “ramping up” technology capabilities, convening numerous security task forces and collaborating with federal agencies to make sure everyone was in the loop on voting security.

  - Voters will be paying close attention to how party leaders ensure that votes going forward have clear contingency plans in place, not just to protect against hackers, but from all types of technology failures.



How Do I Restore a Backup Image to a Smaller Drive?

Restoring to a smaller drive is often difficult. I'll list the steps necessary to get the job done.



Want to take back your online privacy? 7 easy steps to stop Facebook and others from spying on you



Fix the “Wi-Fi Doesn’t Have a Valid IP Configuration” Error Now



Apple patent envisions a foldable iPhone

Maybe it'd be called the iFold?



How to make a Windows 10 USB recovery drive



'Wake-up call': Iowa caucus disinformation serves as warning about 2020 election

On Monday night, it didn't take foreign interference to highlight the persistent vulnerabilities that Russia exploited in 2016.



A researcher designed 'anti-solar' panels that generate electricity in the dark of night



Leviton’s Alexa-powered Decora Smart Voice Dimmer is finally available for purchase






Smart Lightbulbs Used to Compromise Home and Business Networks



Notepad, Paint, WordPad Are Optional in Windows 10 Preview

When was the last time you opened these Windows apps?



Scary tactic hackers don’t want you to know about – and how to stop them



Apple Watch: How to see your workout history and trends



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.



UK urged to regulate how tech giants like Facebook and Google target you with content



Is a Microsoft Office Subscription Worth It?

Before you dismiss it because it's a subscription product, take a look and do the math. Microsoft Office 365 might be surprisingly affordable.



The government is finally cracking down on robocall enablers



12 Reasons Why You Should Choose Debian Linux



Google Chrome will crack down on crappy video ads this August, which isn’t as altruistic as it sounds

Sounds like it’s banning ads that don’t meet YouTube’s standard



How to Play New Windows Games On A Mac With GeForce NOW



Can privacy be big business? A wave of startups thinks so.

Privacy-focused technology companies are offering a variety of services, from personal data scrubbing to business-focused software meant to help companies comply with the law.



Malicious warez hosted on Bitbucket get more than 500,000 downloads

Ongoing campaign installs credential stealers, RATs, ransomware, and cryptominers.



Zigbee vulnerability lets hackers use Hue bulbs to hijack your network

Your Hue bridge has most likely been patched.



Man Uses 99 Phones in Wagon to Create Fake Traffic Jam on Google Maps



Iowa Fiasco Highlights Security Risks in US Vote, Officials Say



Unihertz Announces Atom XL Rugged Smartphone

The tiny, rugged Atom smartphone is being followed up with the Atom XL, which increases the display size to 4-inches and adds a 48MP camera.



iPhone update could be a lifesaver if you still use an older model



Apple pushed fix for Mail app encryption bug with latest macOS Catalina release



HackSpace’s 25 ways to use a Raspberry Pi


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Here Is the Technical Report Suggesting Saudi Arabia’s Prince Hacked Jeff Bezos’ Phone

Motherboard has obtained the report made by FTI Consulting into how Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman allegedly hacked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos's phone.



7 Reasons to Switch From Google Chrome to Mozilla Firefox



Do You Need Anti-Ransomware Software for Your PC?



10 Linux command tutorials for beginners and experts

Learn how to make Linux do what you need it to do in Opensource.com's top 10 articles about Linux commands from 2019.



Google to play the long game, will start playing nice with Microsoft Office

Its upcoming enterprise messaging app will likely also work with the Office suite.



Will My Old Computer Run Windows 10? (I have been successful doing so on some systems 10 yrs old or older,but some require some hardware upgrades to work well, like SSDs)

There are several options to extend the life of an older machine, depending on its capabilities



Nvidia's play-anywhere GeForce Now service is finally here, and it demolishes Google Stadia

Game Ready, anywhere



Will a Registry Cleaner I Pay for Fix More Problems Than a Free One?

Does a Registry Cleaner That Costs Money Offer Benefits Over Free Tools?



Scam Of The Week: "Kobe Bryant Dead, Dies in Helicopter Crash"



How to view saved passwords on Microsoft Edge

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



The next Apple Watch is expected to finally get one major feature it's been missing that Fitbit has offered for years. Here's everything we know so far.



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



Beware of this sneaky phishing technique now being used in more attacks

Security company researchers warn of a large increase in conversation-hijacking attacks. Here's what they are and how to spot them.



Google’s Pixel Repair Tool might be a faster way to get your Android updates

The process is not without risk so make sure you know what you’re doing



How To Send and Receive Text Messages on a PC Without a Phone



How to Declutter Responsibly

Decluttering is all the rage, but what do you do with the things you purge? Productivity expert Jill Duffy explains how to reuse, recycle, and resell your electronics and other household items.



Thousands of free online user manuals



The Best Free Music Production Software for Beginners



What Is Filmmaker Mode on a TV, and Why Will You Want It?



10 articles to learn Linux your way

It's been a good year for Linux, so take a look back at the top 10 Linux articles on Opensource.com from 2019.



Microsoft Teams is still down for some people, fix seems to be rolling out

Microsoft Teams went down for many organizations earlier today.



How to Speed Up Your Older Computer: Five Options

Here are five common options to speed up and extend the life of an older computer.



Best cheap laptops: We rate the best-sellers on Amazon and Best Buy

We found good deals for $500 or less.



Can I Back Up All My Devices Using One Backup Plan?

Is It Possible to Back Up Multiple Devices with a Single Online Backup Plan?



New Phishing Attack Emerges Targeting ADP Users Wanting Their W2



How to use File History to backup files on Windows 10

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



Everything You Need to Know About Apple's Secret Satellite Project



[Tip] Disable Sponsored Ads in Opera on Mobile Phones and Tablets



Rules on deepfakes take hold in the US



Google Fiber is dropping its TV package to focus solely on high-speed internet service

And partnering with internet TV provider Fubo



The 5 Best Lightweight Antivirus for Your PC or Laptop [February 2020]



Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera, or Safari: Which Browser Is Best?

You probably take your web browser for granted, but you have real options: Performance, feature sets, and privacy tools vary wildly among internet-surfing apps.



This data breach happened 5 years ago, now victims are being targeted



Google Calendar + Tasks Is the Only To-Do List You’ll Ever Need



What Is Smishing, and How Do You Protect Yourself?



My Raspberry Pi retrospective: 6 projects and more

See what I've done with the fun, educational, and useful Raspberry Pi.



NVIDIA GeForce Now exits beta, brings real-time ray tracing for $5 a month

NVIDIA's cloud game streaming service is finally available to everyone. Here's why you should sign up.



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

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



This speedy 1TB 2.5-inch Seagate BarraCuda SSD is just $100 today

An all-time-low for one of our fav drives.



19 Best Free Movie Websites

Stream full-length movies online from these websites for free!



Android Users Beware: These Top Camera Apps May Secretly Be Spying On You



How to disable tracking prevention on Microsoft Edge

Yes, if you don't like the feature, or it's causing issues, you can disable tracking prevention on the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge.



New Working Method to Remove “What’s New” Gift Icon from Firefox Toolbar



Malware Botnet Mysteriously Hijacked



Infiltrating Networks: Easier Than Ever Due to Evil Markets



You might be able to get up to $100 from the settlement for Yahoo’s data breaches

You’ll need to file your claim by July 20th



How To Create a Windows 10 Recovery Disk



Here's What You Can Stream on Tubi in February (for Free)

Tubi offers over 20,000 shows and movies in its library for free, provided you can handle a few commercials. Here's what's being added this month.



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



3 Ways to Recover Deleted Photos on Any Android Device



Wi-Fi 6E: What Is It, and How Is It Different From Wi-Fi 6?



My favorite Bash hacks

Improve your productivity with aliases and other shortcuts for the things you forget too often.



How to use the Photos app video editor on Windows 10

The Photos app makes it very simple to create videos that you can share with family, friends, and the world, and in this guide, we'll show you how to do it.



Why I Bought My Wife a Mac (Updated)

My wife's computer was struggling and it was time to replace it. After evaluating her usage, her willingness to make a change or two, and my own experience, I made a decision that might surprise some.



Zhaoxin ships the KaiXian KX-U6780A, an X86 PC processor line worth watching

Give Zhaoxin a few years, and AMD and Intel might have some competition in the PC space.



YouTube's Free Streaming Movies and TV Shows

Stream Free Movies and Shows on YouTube



Are We Secure Yet? How to Build a 'Post-Breach' Culture

There are many ways to improve your organization's cybersecurity practices, but the most important principle is to start from the top.



HOW TO CREATE SYSTEM IMAGE BACKUP ON WINDOWS 7 (always check for and if needed, manually set the auto-verify feature on or you have to do a manual verify to know if you have a good backup)

A full backup of your device should always be part of your recovery strategy — Here's how use Windows 7's System Image Backup tool.



[Windows Fix] We can’t Sign in to Your Account, You’ve been Signed in with a Temporary Profile



Android Users: 17 Rogue Apps to Delete



Targeted Phishing Campaign Leverages Death of Iranian General Qasem Suleimani



How 5G and edge computing fit into the future of Intel’s traditionally chip-focused lineup

The Vergecast interview with Intel chief engineering officer Dr. Venkata (Murthy) Renduchintala



How to Scan & Fix Hard Drives with CHKDSK in Windows 10



As Phishing and Similar CyberCrimes Increase, Are Victims Better at Threat Assessment?

A new survey from Security.org, plus the latest FBI Internet Crime Report, indicates that almost all forms of cybercrime are on the rise. Constant coverage is making victims more aware... but that's not enough.



5 router settings to keep hackers off your cameras, smart speakers and network



How to Unlock the FM Radio Hidden on Your Smartphone



Chromebooks Explained 2020 Edition! Chromebooks Explained in Simple Language - Is it for you?



Turn An Old Computer Into A Chrome Book Chrome Box All On A USB DRIVE


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5 Ways to Catch Up on the Best Video Games of the Last Decade for Cheap

Got a backlog bigger than your actual game collection? You can still get those games.



AMD's awesome 3rd-gen Ryzen processors are up to $60 off

If you've been thinking about gearing up with a 3rd-gen Ryzen desktop CPU, it's a great time to buy.



How to Identify the Graphics Card in Your Windows 10 PC



Is your child hooked on digital devices? These researchers hope to help

The work could create a standard set of questions that pediatricians across the country can ask parents to gauge whether children are showing signs of compulsive screen use.



Why Is There so Much Spam?

Even though most of us might never fall for it, the reason there's so much spam is simple: spam works.



These start-ups are racing to help doctors detect cancer early with a simple blood test

  - A group of companies are hoping to bring to market blood tests that can screen for cancer at the earliest stages. 

  - They are taking markedly different approaches. Freenome is focusing on one cancer type, while Grail and Thrive are looking across multiple cancers. 

  - This could be the decade that they succeed. 



Tablet sales fall again, but Apple leads the way

Android tablets have even less takers



DuckDuckGo vs. Google: The Best Search Engine for You



'Hack' Creates Fake Google Maps Traffic Jams With 99 Cell Phones



Hulu restructures under Disney, CEO Randy Freer departs



How Private Is Your Email?



Create an Excel data table to compare multiple results

Suppose you want to view multiple possibilities within an Excel calculation. The answer is to create a data table.



[Heads-up] The Evil Ryuk Ransomware Strain Now Uses Wake-on-Lan To Encrypt Your *Offline* Devices



The Apple Watch Series 5 plummets to its lowest price ever at Amazon

It’s even pink, if you’re looking for a cool Valentine’s Day gift!



WhatsApp no longer supported on millions of phones



The Wi-Fi extender that flew off Amazon’s shelves at $15 on Black Friday is under $11 today



How to enable and disable keyboard backlighting on your Mac



FCC Proposes $12.9M Fine for Man Who Made Over 6,000 Robocalls

The intention of the calls was to 'cause harm' while achieving media notoriety and increasing publicity for 'his website and personal brand.'



Ring is giving you more privacy controls – change these settings now

Updated 02/03/2020 to include new information about data sharing and Control Center limitations.



Save 20% Now on the TP-Link Smart Light Switch



Iowa caucus reporting app security: What we do and don’t know

The Iowa Democratic Party says paper backups and other measures will safeguard the process, but election technologists say key missing details means the claims are hard to evaluate.




How to Get Email with Attachments Delivered

Emailing attachments -- particularly large files -- is getting more and more difficult as ISPs limit size and scan for malware.



Hulu CEO Randy Freer out as Disney moves to absorb the streaming service



Staying one step ahead of the hackers

What does the role of security researcher entail?



How to Find Legal Torrents Online: The Best Sources



Notepad and Paint Become Optional Features in Windows 10



Carriers ‘violated federal law’ by selling your location data, FCC tells Congress



Free Software: Why Does it Exist?



How to combine Excel's VLOOKUP() function with a combo box for enhanced searching

A combo box's autocomplete feature linked to a lookup function creates a flexible search tool.



Beware of this sneaky phishing technique now being used in more attacks

Security company researchers warn of a large increase in conversation-hijacking attacks. Here's what they are and how to spot them.



Apple is now doing house calls for some iPhone repairs

Get your iPhone fixed without leaving your living room.



Time to Buy Your Next Laptop Computer? Here Is What You Should Know.



All four major US wireless carriers are suffering outages right now



Mac crash: why it happens and how to fix it



Ford Creates 3D-Printed Locking Wheel Nuts Using Driver's Voice

A soundwave is saved from a voice recording, converted into a circular pattern, and then used for the indentations on 3D-printed wheel nuts and keys.



5 router settings to keep hackers off your cameras, smart speakers and network



How to Run Chromium OS on Your Laptop with ChromX



What Is Blockchain? A Simple Explanation in Easy Terms

In simple terms, a blockchain is a decentralized record of information. Here's how they work in layman's terms.



Why Does Legitimate Email from PayPal Instruct Me to Click a Link?

The rule is, never click on links unless you are 100% certain that they are from who you think they are. The question is, how can you be certain?



AT&T will likely be broken up and will move on from WarnerMedia, analyst Craig Moffett predicts

  - Analyst Craig Moffett said AT&T will probably be broken up at some point in the future. 

  - “I think if you take your crystal ball and look out a little bit, it’s hard to see that portfolio staying together forever,” Moffett said.

  - AT&T bought Time Warner in 2018.



How to set up your Fitbit

Get set then go



Find the Fastest DNS to Optimize Your Internet Speed



Tech Support Scam Hitting Microsoft Edge Start Page Takes a Break



Tech companies, we see through your flimsy privacy promises



Malware Botnet Mysteriously Hijacked



3 quick and easy ways to summarize Excel data

Summarizing data in Microsoft Excel doesn't have to be difficult. Put these few techniques to work for almost magical results.



Cyber Risk and the U.S. Financial System:

A Pre-Mortem Analysis



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

Make room in your laptop bag.



Don't discount Dollar Tree, Family Dollar for bargains on technology and gadgets



New Samsung Galaxy Z Flip specs leak ahead of upcoming release



How to add a link to your Instagram Story or post



Facebook's 'Clear History' Tool Is Finally Here for Everyone

The social network finally made its 'Off Facebook Activity' tool available worldwide. It can let you see the websites and apps from which Facebook has been collecting your user activity. But it won't let you completely stop the practice.



Privacy checkup: 5 simple ways to protect yourself in just a few minutes



How to Install Steam on Chromebook



Windows 7 ‘Crazy High’ Security Risk As Crypto Exploit Found In Audio Files



What Is It About Attachments?

Email attachments are useful, ubiquitous, and convenient. They're also abused, dangerous, and responsible for infections and data breaches.



Apple’s new and improved maps that cost ‘billions’ are now out across the US

  - Apple announced on Thursday that it had completed deployment of its new and improved maps software in the United States.

  - Users of the Maps app on iPhones now see more detailed roads, buildings, parks and other landmarks when looking at maps in the United States.

  - Apple said it invested “billions of dollars in Apple Maps” and said last year that its mapping cars had driven over 4 million miles.



How to set up a turntable

Dust off your old LPs and get that record player spinning



How to Build a Linux Web Server With an Old Computer



Pirated Software is All Fun and Games Until Your Data’s Stolen



MIT’s RFocus technology could turn your walls into antennas



Solus Shines With Plasma Desktop Options



MIT researchers create smart surface to improve wireless signal strength

Scientists at MIT are working on a software-controlled "smart surface" embedded with thousands of antennas to maximize the strength of a wireless signal.



Now that the Apple Maps redesign is complete, here are 6 more things it needs

A road map, if you will.



Hackers are ramping up attacks on retirement accounts — how to keep yourself safe



Comcast’s latest move will only remind you how despicable the cable industry is



15 Instagram tips, tricks, and hacks you’ll want to try right away



How Fast Is Wi-Fi 6?

It's an 802.11ax versus 802.11ac speed showdown! We pit three Wi-Fi 6 routers against our top-performing Wi-Fi 5 router to see what you can gain by upgrading.



Scary tactic hackers don’t want you to know about – and how to stop them



How to Enable Linux App Mode on Chromebook



Five Major US Wireless Carriers Are Vulnerable to SIM Swapping



How to Speed Up Your Windows 10 Performance (Best Optimized Settings)



How to Make Windows 10 Faster Up To Update 1903 [200% Faster]



Save money on your electric bill & support clean energy with Arcadia


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