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Microsoft Issues Warning For Millions Of Windows 10 Users

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2020/02/15/microsoft-windows-10-upgrade-problem-update-windows-10-free/

 

Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 KB4524244 Issues and Pulls the Update (NOTE: read the second to last paragraph and click on the link to a tutorial on how to remove this from your system that may resolve your issues after a reboot)

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-confirms-windows-10-kb4524244-issues-and-pulls-the-update/

 

Samsung's Folding Phone Is the Cheapest One Yet, and the Least Flimsy

https://gizmodo.com/samsung-galaxy-z-flip-first-look-the-cheapest-folding-1841621823

 

MVISION Insights: Move Beyond Intelligence to Insights that Empower You to Change Your Environment.

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2020/February/WTW_2020_02_15.html

 

Huawei claims US charges of stealing trade secrets are an attempt to ‘irrevocably damage’ its image

  - Chinese tech giant Huawei said new charges brought against the company by the U.S. Department of Justice were without merit and were part of an attempt to “irrevocably damage Huawei’s reputation and its business.”

  - Federal prosecutors announced Thursday new criminal charges against Huawei and two of its U.S. subsidiaries, which included racketeering conspiracy charges and a charge of plotting to steal trade secrets from American companies.

  - “The U.S. has been misusing its national power to oppress Chinese companies with no proof of any wrongdoing. Such practice is disgraceful and immoral, and it is beneath the status of the U.S. as a major country,” said China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ spokesman, Geng Shuang

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/14/huawei-says-us-charges-are-an-attempt-to-irrevocably-damage-its-image.html

 

Microsoft springs last-minute demand on buyers of Windows 7 after-expiration support

IT admins who signed up for Windows 7 post-retirement support found out there's a new prerequisite that has to be installed before they can download patches they've already paid for.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3527456/microsoft-springs-last-minute-demand-on-buyers-of-windows-7-after-expiration-support.html

 

What are the Pros and Cons of Web-based Email Over Desktop Email?

Web-based and downloaded email both have significant advantages and disadvantages. Which is right for you depends on many things.

https://askleo.com/what-are-the-pros-and-cons-of-web-based-email-over-desktop-email/

 

Sony Is Struggling With PlayStation 5 Price Due to Costly Parts

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/sony-struggling-playstation-5-price-035030794.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

5 Tips to Buy Safely on AliExpress and Avoid Frauds or Scams

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/buy-safely-aliexpress-scams/

 

A Light at the End of Liberty Reserve’s Demise?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/02/a-light-at-the-end-of-liberty-reserves-demise/

 

Stop Paying for YouTube TV Through Apple's App Store

https://lifehacker.com/stop-paying-for-youtube-tv-through-apples-app-store-1841706216

 

Over 70 Rutter's Stores Hit by Payment Card Breach

https://www.securityweek.com/over-70-rutters-stores-hit-payment-card-breach

 

Secure email service Tutanota complains it is being blocked by AT&T in parts of the United States

https://www.grahamcluley.com/tutanota-email-blocked/

 

Cute videos, but little evidence: Police say Amazon Ring isn't much of a crime fighter

Hundreds of police departments have signed agreements with Ring to gain access to footage filmed on home surveillance cameras

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/all/cute-videos-little-evidence-police-say-amazon-ring-isn-t-n1136026

 

Best soundbars to improve your TV's audio

TV speakers suck, but not everyone has the room—or the budget—for an A/V receiver and six or more loudspeakers. A soundbar can fit under or in front of your TV, and a good one will knock your socks off.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3197573/best-soundbars.html

 

Comment: iPad 7 is one of the best values in tech [Video]

https://9to5mac.com/2020/02/12/ipad-7-review-video-best-deal-in-tech/

 

The 20 best iPad apps to download in 2020

https://macpaw.com/how-to/must-have-ipad-apps

 

Malwarebytes Report: Mac Threats Up 400 Percent

The company's '2020 State of Malware' report shows Mac jumping ahead of Windows when it comes to average number of threats; consumer threat detections are down overall, but business threats are way up.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/malwarebytes-report-macs-threats-up-400-percent


Next update could let you use your phone to unlock and start your car

https://www.komando.com/technology/apple-app-use-phone-as-car-keys/706350/

 

Apple Probably Owes Some of Its Retail Employees a Ton of Money

https://gizmodo.com/apple-probably-owes-some-of-its-retail-employees-a-ton-1841703725

 

The US Justice Department has secured another indictment against Huawei. Tech Crunch calls the sixteen-charge indictment "sprawling." The charges are being brought as a RICO conspiracy, so the US Justice Department is using the law that put so much of La Cosa Nostra behind bars to prosecute Huawei for racketeering. 

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2020/February/CyberWire_2020_02_14.html

 

Roku predicts half of US homes will have cut the cord and dropped cable by 2024

  - Roku predicts that by 2024, half of all U.S. homes will have never had cable TV or will have canceled their subscription.

  - Roku sees this trend boosting its business, which it frames as being a “neutral partner at the center of the streaming ecosystem.”

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/13/roku-in-four-years-half-of-us-homes-will-have-cut-the-cord.html

 

Apple quietly builds the business case for AR

Apple has introduced new AR features that should help the company push adoption of the technologies more into the mainstream.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3527434/apple-quietly-builds-the-business-case-for-ar.html

 

Email Hacked? 7 Things You Need to Do NOW

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

https://askleo.com/email_hacked_7_things_you_need_to_do_now/

 

How to use the new Apple Maps

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/apple-maps-160001729.html

 

The 8 Best TV Ambilight Kits for Pleasing Background Lights

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

 

Microsoft Patch Tuesday, February 2020 Edition

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/02/microsoft-patch-tuesday-february-2020-edition/

 

How to Protect Your Mac from Malware, Viruses, and Other Assorted Junk

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-protect-your-mac-from-malware-viruses-and-othe-1841665459

 

MIT Researchers Find Vulnerabilities in Voatz Voting App

https://www.securityweek.com/mit-researchers-find-vulnerabilities-voatz-voting-app

 

Smashing Security #165: Cheapfakes, deepfakes, and Ashley Madison

https://www.grahamcluley.com/smashing-security-podcast-165/

 

Facebook says it dismantled a Russian intelligence operation targeting Ukraine

Facebook said a network of accounts used by Russian military intelligence tried to seed false narratives online targeting Ukraine and other countries in Eastern Europe.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/facebook-says-it-dismantled-russian-intelligence-operation-targeting-ukraine-n1135721

 

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.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3516161/vizio-sb2021n-g6-review.html

 

Developer successfully installs Microsoft’s new dual-screen Windows 10X OS on a MacBook

https://9to5mac.com/2020/02/15/developer-successfully-installs-microsofts-new-dual-screen-windows-10x-os-on-a-macbook/#more-632694

 

Apple Trade-In: How does it work, and is it the best way to sell an old iPhone?

https://macpaw.com/how-to/iphone-trade-in

 

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Revealed in Hands On Video

The Galaxy Buds+, which were shipped by a European retailer early, reportedly have a good battery life and 'fine' sound quality, but are lacking in bass.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/samsungs-new-galaxy-buds-revealed-in-hands-on-video

 

Check your phone! 9 popular apps are hiding malware

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/9-google-store-apps-hide-malware/706331/

 

Facebook Stealthily Launched a Pinterest-Esque App Called Hobbi

https://gizmodo.com/facebook-stealthily-launched-a-pinterest-esque-app-call-1841690225

 

Researchers at Cybereason say that hackers associated with Hamas have been phishing rivals in the Palestinian Authority. The lure is an attached pdf that carries a backdoor installer. There are two distinct campaigns in progress. The first deploys the Spark backdoor, a known threat for the past year. The other installs a hitherto unremarked backdoor Cybereason calls “Pierogi.” 

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2020/February/CyberWire_2020_02_13.html

 

Pinterest shares fall after Facebook releases new copycat app

  - Pinterest shares briefly slid more than 4% in after-hours trading on Thursday after news broke that Facebook has released a competing app.

  - The new app is called Hobbi and was released in Colombia, Belgium, Spain and Ukraine.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/13/pinterest-shares-fall-after-facebook-releases-new-copycat-app.html

 

The problem with mobile and app voting

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3527272/the-problem-with-mobile-and-app-voting.html

 

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

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

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

 

Comcast's wireless service dips toe into 5G waters with new Samsung Galaxy devices

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/85a142ae-e04a-37a5-acc9-06fd5adbbb9a/comcast-s-wireless-service.html

 

5 Free Guides to Understand Digital Security and Protect Your Privacy

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/free-guides-understand-digital-security-protect-privacy/

 

Puerto Rico government falls for $2.6 million email scam

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/puerto-rico-government-email-scam/

 

This custom MSI Radeon RX 5500 XT is on sale for $160 with lots of free games

You can get an MSI Radeon RX 5500 XT plus two free games and three months of Xbox Game Pass for $160 at Newegg.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3526443/this-custom-msi-radeon-rx-5500-xt-is-on-sale-for-160-with-lots-of-free-games.html

 

Official: Puerto Rico Govt Loses $2.6M in Phishing Scam

https://www.securityweek.com/official-puerto-rico-govt-loses-26m-phishing-scam

 

Patch now! Microsoft releases fixes for 99 security flaws, some being actively exploited by hackers

https://www.grahamcluley.com/patch-microsoft-flaws-hackers/

 

Daily Debunker: The New Coronavirus and Misinformation Videos

Featured on Snopes today: Coronavirus misinformation, Sheila Jackson Lee, and a suitcase full of dead birds.

https://www.snopes.com/collections/debunker-02-15-2020/

 

Need to add something to your shopping list? Use your Echo Show to scan its barcode

Just ask Alexa to use the built-in camera on the Echo Show 5 and 8 to scan the barcode of an item you'd like to buy.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3519031/use-your-echo-show-to-scan-barcodes.html

 

Windows 10 essentials: Downloads you’ll wish you were already using

https://www.komando.com/technology/windows-10-essentials-you-need-to-download/699146/

 

How a New Proposed Data Protection Agency In the U.S. Might Work

https://gizmodo.com/how-a-new-proposed-data-protection-agency-in-the-u-s-m-1841663121

 

Fake news and misplaced trust.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-hh-2020-02-13.html

 

Mike Bloomberg is paying online influencers to post memes for his 2020 campaign

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/13/mike-bloomberg-pays-influencers-to-post-memes-for-2020-campaign.html

 

MIT researchers say mobile voting app piloted in U.S. is rife with vulnerabilities

The flaws could let a hacker alter, stop or expose how a person has voted.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3527450/mit-researchers-say-mobile-voting-app-piloted-in-us-is-rife-with-vulnerabilities.html

 

Why Is My Mail to this Person Not Getting Through?

Spam prevention measures have made getting email delivered more difficult. We'll look at ways to maximize the chances your email will make it through.

https://askleo.com/why_is_my_mail_to_this_person_not_getting_through/

 

The US is charging Huawei with racketeering

https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-charging-huawei-racketeering-183128808.html

 

How to Update Your Raspberry Pi to the Latest Raspbian OS

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/raspberry-pi-update-raspbian-os/

 

2FA is being pushed out to all Google Nest users to better protect their accounts

https://www.bitdefender.com/box/blog/iot-news/2fa-pushed-google-nest-users-better-protect-accounts/

 

Snag an ultra-fast, curved Aorus gaming monitor loaded with HDR and FreeSync for just $200

Newegg is selling the Aorus CV27F for just $200 after rebate and coupon code.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3526442/snag-an-ultra-fast-curved-aorus-gaming-monitor-loaded-with-hdr-and-freesync-for-just-200.html

 

Huawei Hit With New US Charges of Trade Secrets Theft

https://www.securityweek.com/huawei-hit-new-us-charges-trade-secrets-theft

 

Out-of-Context Photos Are a Powerful Low-Tech Form of Misinformation

Have some healthy skepticism when you encounter images online.

https://www.snopes.com/news/2020/02/15/out-of-context-photos-are-a-powerful-low-tech-form-of-misinformation/

 

Broadcom ships the first Wi-Fi 6E chip for mobile devices, paving the way for new 6GHz networks

Wi-Fi 6E builds on the existing Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard, but adds new channels using 6GHz radio spectrum.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3527192/broadcom-ships-the-first-wi-fi-6e-chip-for-mobile-devices.html

 

HQ Trivia shuts down after failed acquisition and declining popularity

https://9to5mac.com/2020/02/15/hq-trivia-shut-down/#more-632686

 

Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program: How does it work, and are you eligible?

https://macpaw.com/how-to/iphone-upgrade-program

 

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

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/phishing-scams-facebook-netflix-yahoo-spoofs/706026/

 

3D Printers Are Finally Starting to Work More Like Star Trek's Replicators

https://gizmodo.com/3d-printers-are-finally-starting-to-work-more-like-star-1841663582

 

Simplicity Does More Than Simplify Linux

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Simplicity-Does-More-Than-Simplify-Linux-86511.html

 

Samsung’s new $1,400 flip phone shows that foldable devices aren’t just a gimmick

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/12/samsung-galaxy-z-flip-shows-that-foldable-phones-arent-just-a-gimmick.html

 

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

Like many Microsoft products, Hotmail's name has changed a time or two and caused a great deal of confusion. I'll try to make sense of it all.

https://askleo.com/whats_the_difference_between_hotmailcom_msncom_and_livecom/

 

Best wireless charger: Ditch the headache of cables with our top pick

No more fussing with Lightning, USB-C, and Micro-USB connector types!

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3302838/best-wireless-charger.html

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Five Security Warnings For 2020

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2020/02/04/five-security-warnings-for-2020/#78c1d9086b51

 

Disinformation 2020: FBI warns of ongoing Russian 'information warfare'

https://boingboing.net/2020/02/05/disinformation-2020-fbi-warns.html

 

These Popular Smart Plugs Are on Sale for Less Than $7 Each on Amazon

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/popular-smart-plugs-sale-less-183544134.html

 

How to Check Which GPU Is Installed on Linux

https://www.howtogeek.com/508993/how-to-check-which-gpu-is-installed-on-linux/

 

What Causes Registry Errors?

How does the Windows Registry get errors in it?

https://www.lifewire.com/what-causes-registry-errors-2625140

 

Why Do So Many Tech Support Solutions Start with “Reboot” or “Turn It Off”?

Quite often, the first thing a diagnostic technician asks you to do is reboot your computer. Why? Because rebooting works surprisingly often.

https://askleo.com/why_do_so_many_tech_support_solutions_start_with_reboot_or_turn_it_off/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JrvT12QxFpdfbL

 

Windows 10 tips: 40+ tweaks that make Windows easier to use

Customize, optimize, and master Windows 10 with over 40 tips, tricks, and hacks for Windows novices and experts alike.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/windows-10-tips-40-tweaks-that-make-windows-easier-to-use/

 

Mozilla's New Firefox Android App Only Supports These Extensions for Now

https://lifehacker.com/mozillas-new-firefox-android-app-only-supports-these-ex-1841673071

 

Thunderbird 68.5.0 out with new features and security updates

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/12/thunderbird-68-5-0-out-with-new-features-and-security-updates/

 

The 12 Best Search Engines to Explore the Invisible Web

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-search-engines-explore-deep-invisible-web/

 

[Review] Reserved Storage in Windows 10, How to Check, Manage or Disable Guide

https://www.askvg.com/review-reserved-storage-in-windows-10-how-to-check-manage-or-disable-guide/

 

30 Best Productivity Apps to use in 2020

https://objektivapp.com/best-productivity-apps-to-use-2020/

 

A new Raspbian update

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/a-new-raspbian-update/

 

Tech Support Scams Up 40% Year-On-Year: Report

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10707/tech-support-scams-40-year-year-report

 

Google’s Nest accounts will require two-factor security starting this spring

It’s the easiest way to keep hackers from taking control of your Nest cameras.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3526440/google-nest-accounts-two-factor-security-mandatory.html?utm_date=20200214215551

 

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 2004, MAY 2020 UPDATE: 15 BEST NEW FEATURES

Here's a list with the best features and improvements that you'll find on the May 2020 Update for Windows 10 .

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-2004-may-2020-update-best-features/

 

Widower conned out of his $200K life savings with this crazy online scam

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/widower-conned-out-of-200k/706815/

 

What the T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Means for Galaxy S20 Buyers

T-Mobile and Sprint got over a major hurdle to their merger, which is good news for buyers of the new Samsung Galaxy S20 phones who want better network coverage.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/what-the-t-mobilesprint-merger-means-for-galaxy-s20-buyers

 

Apple's best-kept secret is its refurbished Mac store, where you can get the latest 16-inch MacBook Pro for almost $400 off

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apples-best-kept-secret-refurbished-215115007.html

 

What Is TikTok, and Why Are Teens Obsessed with It?

https://www.howtogeek.com/536434/what-exactly-is-tiktok-and-why-are-teens-obsessed-with-it/

 

How to Fix Errors Seen During the Computer Startup Process

Consider yourself lucky to see an error message

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-fix-errors-seen-during-the-computer-startup-process-2624440

 

Why Don’t Pictures Show When I Visit Some Websites?

There are many reasons pictures don't show on websites. Some you can control, but others are problems with the websites themselves.

https://askleo.com/why_dont_pictures_show_when_i_visit_websites/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JrvT12QxFpdfbL

 

Galaxy Z Flip ongoing review: From how it bends to how it compares to rivals

We've got our hands on Samsung's new folding phone. Here's what we think so far.

https://www.cnet.com/news/galaxy-z-flip-ongoing-review-from-how-it-bends-to-how-it-compares-to-rivals/

 

How to Fix the User-Profile Bug in Windows 10's Latest Patch

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-fix-the-user-profile-bug-in-windows-10s-latest-p-1841699789

 

Vivaldi 2.11 released with new keyboard tricks and pop-out video improvements

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/12/vivaldi-2-11-released-with-new-keyboard-tricks-and-pop-out-video-improvements/

 

Google Maps Gets New Features to Explore

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/new-google-maps-features-to-explore/

 

[Software Update] Mozilla Firefox 73.0 Now Available for Download

https://www.askvg.com/download-mozilla-firefox-latest-version/

 

A Hacker Posing as a Venerable British Art Dealer Swindled a Dutch Museum Out of $3.1 Million

The museum sued the dealer in a London court.

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/rijksmuseum-twenthe-simon-dickinson-1765983

 

How to use a servo motor with Raspberry Pi

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/how-to-use-a-servo-motor-with-raspberry-pi/

 

How to Fix: Open Shell Search Not Working (Classic Shell)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10708/how-fix-open-shell-search-not-working-classic-shell

 

How to set Alexa and Google Assistant to listen for follow-up questions and commands

Once you enable the right settings, you won’t need to say “Alexa” or “Hey Google” again to ask more questions.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3516315/how-to-set-alexa-and-google-assistant-to-listen-for-follow-up-questions.html?utm_date=20200214215434

 

Microsoft Edge Chromium now runs natively on ARM-based PCs

The Chromium version of Microsoft Edge is now officially available for devices using ARM64 processors.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-edge-chromium-arm-download-2/

 

Beware of hackers planting Valentine’s Day malware

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/hackers-plant-valentines-day-malware/706654/

 

First Look at the Samsung Galaxy Buds+

The true wireless Galaxy Buds+ have a crazy 11-hour playback time on a charge.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/hands-on-with-the-samsung-galaxy-buds-plus

 

How to enable cookies in a Firefox browser on your PC or Mac computer

https://www.yahoo.com/news/enable-cookies-firefox-browser-pc-212700272.html

 

Watch Out: This Verizon Smishing Scam Is Crazy Realistic

https://www.howtogeek.com/657333/watch-out-this-verizon-smishing-scam-is-crazy-realistic/

 

How to Create an ISO Image File From a DVD, BD, or CD

Make an ISO file from any disc in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-create-an-iso-image-file-from-a-dvd-bd-or-cd-2625180

 

Diagnosing Web Pages with Inspect

Modern browsers include a webpage debugging tool that you should know about, even if you aren't a web developer.

https://askleo.com/diagnosing-web-pages-with-inspect/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JrvT12QxFpdfbL

 

Get a refurbished Samsung Galaxy S9 for $235

That's less than one-third what you'd have paid in 2018. Plus: This cross-line laser level is just $22.71 right now.

https://www.cnet.com/news/get-a-refurbished-samsung-galaxy-s9-for-235/

 

Check Chrome and Remove Any of These 70+ Malware Extensions

https://lifehacker.com/check-chrome-and-remove-any-of-these-70-malware-extens-1841692874

 

This is how Facebook's new desktop design looks (and how you can restore the old Facebook))

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/11/this-is-how-facebooks-new-desktop-design-looks-and-how-you-can-restore-the-old-facebook/

 

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

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/list-installed-programs-windows/

 

[Software Update] Mozilla Thunderbird 68.5.0 Now Available for Download

https://www.askvg.com/download-mozilla-thunderbird-latest-version/

 

Threat Research Report: Infostealers and self-compiling droppers set loose by an unusual spam campaign

https://www.lastline.com/labsblog/infostealers-self-compiling-droppers-set-loose-unusual-spam-campaign/

 

Cats and lasers and (Raspberry) Pi, OH MY!

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/cats-and-lasers-and-raspberry-pi-oh-my/

 

Alias Privacy “Parasite” 2.0 Adds a Layer of Security to Your Home Assistant

https://makezine.com/projects/alias-privacy-parasite-2-0/?mc_cid=ac8bed55fb&mc_eid=aa12cd2a14

 

Amazon Echo Flex review: This tiny plug-in speaker puts Alexa in places where other Echo devices won’t go

Just plug the compact and inexpensive Echo Flex into a wall outlet and start chatting with Alexa.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3526457/amazon-echo-flex-review.html?utm_date=20200214215530

 

How to enable Heavy Ad Intervention feature in Google Chrome

Google Chrome can detect and disable certain ads that may use a significant amount of system resources, and here's how to enable the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-heavy-ad-intervention-chrome/

 

Samsung’s ‘Ultra’ new 5G smartphone comes with ultra-high price tag

https://www.komando.com/gadgets/samsung-announcement-2020-galaxy-unpacked/706528/

 

Hands On With the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G Lineup

Samsung's latest phones—the Galaxy S20, the S20+, and the S20 Ultra—have 5G modems and cameras up to 108 megapixels with 100x zoom. We take a close look at all three.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/hands-on-with-the-samsung-galaxy-s20-5g-lineup

 

Court rules Apple must pay California workers during bag checks

https://www.yahoo.com/news/court-rules-apple-must-pay-california-workers-during-205728274.html

 

What Is Windows 10X, and How Is It Different?

https://www.howtogeek.com/442767/what-is-windows-10x-and-how-is-it-different/

 

How to Wirelessly Connect a Surface Tablet to a TV

Turn your TV into a second screen for streaming videos and more

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-connect-surface-to-tv-wirelessly-4588979

 

How Windows 10 Changed Setting Default Programs

Windows 10 changed how to modify default programs, forcing you to make the choice explicitly.

https://askleo.com/windows-10-changed-setting-default-programs/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JrvT12QxFpdfbL

 

Galaxy S20 worth the upgrade? That depends on Samsung's camera and battery life

Commentary: But we'll have to wait before we can test the S20's two most valuable features.

https://www.cnet.com/news/galaxy-s20-worth-the-upgrade-it-depends-on-samsungs-camera-and-battery-life/

 

Delete These Scammy Android Apps That Drove 382M Downloads

https://lifehacker.com/delete-these-scammy-android-apps-that-drove-382m-downlo-1841448429

 

Firefox 73.0: find out what is new in Mozilla's latest release

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/11/firefox-73-0-find-out-what-is-new-in-mozillas-latest-release/

 

The Best Single-Board Computers for Chrome OS and Android

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-single-board-computers/

 

[Tip] Enable Opera Style “Tab Manager Menu” in Mozilla Firefox Tab Bar

https://www.askvg.com/tip-enable-opera-style-tab-manager-menu-in-mozilla-firefox-tab-bar/

 

Stopping the Press

New York Times Journalist Targeted by Saudi-linked Pegasus Spyware Operator

https://citizenlab.ca/2020/01/stopping-the-press-new-york-times-journalist-targeted-by-saudi-linked-pegasus-spyware-operator/

 

Run your network with open source software

VyOS is an easy-to-install open source router and firewall solution

https://opensource.com/article/20/1/open-source-networking?sc_cid=7013a000002DOoMAAW

 

Adafruit Clue: A Micro:bit Form Factor Smorgasbord

https://makezine.com/2020/01/31/adafruit-clue-a-microbit-form-factor-smorgasbord/?mc_cid=ac8bed55fb&mc_eid=aa12cd2a14

 

IP ratings explained: What those codes tell you about how well a device is protected from water and dust

Shopping for a Bluetooth speaker, smartphone, or other device that can withstand the elements? These simple two-character codes tell you everything you need to know.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3518536/ip-ratings-explained.html?utm_date=20200214215542

 

How to fix shutdown bug on Windows 7

Update breaks Windows 7 ability to shutdown devices properly, but here's a workaround.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-shutdown-bug-windows-7/

 

Smart new virus can wipe out your files – here’s how to stop it

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/smart-new-virus-can-wipe-out-your-files-heres-how-to-stop-it/706502/

 

Why 2020 Should Be a Particularly Competitive Year for CPUs

AMD was newly competitive in desktops and servers in 2019, but it's the new Mobile Ryzen chips for notebooks that could really change the market.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/why-2020-should-be-a-particularly-competitive-year-for-cpus

 

Why DirecTV, Dish Network, Comcast and Verizon Will Get Slaughtered by Netflix and Streaming Services

https://www.yahoo.com/news/why-directv-dish-network-comcast-165800945.html

 

State-sponsored Social Engineering: How You Can Protect Your Business From Iranian Cyber Threats

https://www.riskiq.com/blog/external-threat-management/how-you-can-protect-your-business-from-iranian-cyber-threats/

 

How to Add “Move to” or “Copy to” to Windows 10’s Context Menu

https://www.howtogeek.com/509071/how-to-add-move-to-or-copy-to-to-windows-10s-context-menu/

 

How to thaw a credit freeze

https://www.bankrate.com/finance/credit-cards/lift-credit-freeze/

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(NOTE: an interesting podcast in this issue that claims Apple Macs are now being attacked more than Windows.  Many on Macs believe myths they don't need protection software making them targets.  If you know of users of Macs, pass this along and encourage them to protect their systems before something very bad happens.  Also, I encourage people to do full system backups and disconnect the backup drive after the backup has been verified as good.  Have available the restore boot media and learn how to launch it to restore the last backup when needed.  How often you backup is up to you on your tolerance to loosing thinks you have installed, updated and work you have done since the last full backup.  In between full backups, you can always copy to flash drives your data files anytime. This is the same strategy used by financial advisors to there clients.

Forewarned is forearmed!)

 

The Cybersecurity 202: Here’s why NSA rushed to expose a dangerous computer bug

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-cybersecurity-202/2020/02/06/the-cybersecurity-202-here-s-why-nsa-rushed-to-expose-a-dangerous-computer-bug/5e3b0f41602ff15f8279a52e/

 

‘Ransomware 2.0’: No Choice But To Pay The Ransom?

https://discuss.hackbusters.com/t/ransomware-2-0-no-choice-but-to-pay-the-ransom/4809

 

Cyberattackers bringing more weapons to bear on real estate deals

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/email-security/cyberattackers-bringing-more-weapons-to-bear-on-real-estate-deals/

 

Puerto Rico's government lost $2.6 million to a phishing scam

A government agency transferred the funds into a fraudulent account.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/13/puerto-rico-government-loses-millions-phishing/

 

Adapter is a free image, audio, and video converter for Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/adapter-is-a-free-image-audio-and-video-converter

 

Another SMS Scam

https://blog.knowbe4.com/another-sms-scam?

 

Firefox Multi-Account Containers introduces sync functionality

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/13/firefox-multi-account-containers-introduces-sync-functionality/

 

How to Play PlayStation (PS1) Games on PC

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/emulating-console-games-on-your-pc-part-1-sony-playstation-1/

 

How to Change the Location of your OneDrive Folder in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/75052-change-location-onedrive-folder-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Adjust the Windows 10 Volume from the Command Line

Adjusting the volume level in Windows 10 comes down to just a couple of clicks, and needless to say, you can also do the same thing if you’re already using a multimedia keyboard with dedicated volume keys.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-to-adjust-the-windows-10-volume-from-the-command-line-529193.shtml

 

Upgrade Your Linux Terminal with Tilix

https://www.maketecheasier.com/upgrade-linux-terminal-with-tilix/

 

Banking Malware Relays Passwords to Cyber Criminals

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10705/banking-malware-relays-passwords-cyber-criminals

 

How Apple’s New iPhone 12 5G Phone Could Fail

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-iphone-12-5g-phone-154100046.html

 

Dangerous new malware spreads over Wi-Fi: Protect yourself now

Latest strain of Emotet is an airborne worm

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/emotet-wifi-worm

 

HOW TO QUICKLY FIX MICROPHONE PROBLEMS ON WINDOWS 10

Windows 10 includes an easy-to-use tool to fix common problems with your microphone, and here's how to use it.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-microphone-problems-windows-10/

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 vs. Apple iPhone 11: Which Phone Lineup Is Best?

Apple and Samsung dominate the smartphone market. With the release of Samsung's Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra, Apple's iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max face some stiff competition. Which phone should you buy?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s20-vs-iphone-11-which-phone-offers-the-best-bang-for-your

 

Macs now more attacked than Windows PCs

https://www.komando.com/episode/macs-now-more-attacked-than-windows-pcs/706795/

 

Malicious apps now post their own positive reviews on Google Play

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/mobile-security/malicious-apps-now-post-their-own-positive-reviews-on-google-play/

 

Zillow's new search tool helps find housing for those in need

The platform is working with a housing company in Washington to tackle homelessness.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/13/zillow-search-tool-housing-need-homeless-housing-connector/

 

Enable or disable Clipboard Sync across devices in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-disable-windows-10-clipboard-sync-across-devices

 

Now That Ransomware Has Gone Nuclear, How Can You Avoid Becoming the Next Victim?

https://www.knowbe4.com/nuclear-ransomware

 

Okular is an open source universal document viewer for Windows, Linux and macOS

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/13/okular-is-an-open-source-universal-document-viewer-for-windows-linux-and-macos/

 

How to Stream British TV Using BritBox

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/stream-british-tv-using-britbox/

 

How to Remove Content from Collection in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/150502-how-remove-content-collection-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

I Just Tried Windows 10X And Everything Makes Sense Now

Back in October 2019 when Microsoft announced Windows 10X, many believed this would become just another failed operating system, pretty much like Windows RT.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/i-just-tried-windows-10x-and-everything-makes-sense-now-529190.shtml

 

I Have Nothing to Hide, So Why Should I Care About Privacy?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/i-have-nothing-to-hide-why-should-i-care-about-privacy/

 

Scientists use Light, Sound to Produce 100 Gbps Internet

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10706/scientists-use-light-sound-produce-100-gbps-internet

 

Motorola Razr review: It's a remarkable peek at the future but not without concerns

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/motorola-razr-review-remarkable-peek-110009234.html

 

With Xbox Series X, Microsoft says it will make 'bold' moves to fight PS5

Watch your back, Sony

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/with-xbox-series-x-microsoft-says-it-will-make-bold-moves-to-fight-ps5

 

How to allow apps through the firewall on Windows 10

Sometimes the firewall will block trusted apps from accessing the internet, but on Windows 10 is super easy to change the settings to manually allow apps through the firewall — Here's how to perform the task.

https://pureinfotech.com/allow-apps-firewall-windows-10/

 

What Korean 5G Taught Me About the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G

Using a Galaxy Fold on Korea's superior 5G network showed me that high-resolution video chat is going to be a major sales pitch for both Samsung's 5G phones and Apple's upcoming 5G iPhone.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/what-korean-5g-taught-me-about-the-samsung-galaxy-s20-5g

 

PC vs. Mac: 10 of the biggest differences explained

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/pc-vs-mac-differences-explained/703267/

 

Cybercriminals abuse Bitbucket to infect users with potpourri of malware

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/cybercriminals-abuse-bitbucket-to-infect-users-with-potpourri-of-malware/

 

Wacom One review: A great, no-frills drawing tablet for budding artists

For $400, you can’t complain too much about what's missing.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/13/wacom-one-review/

 

Windows 7 to Windows 10 Migration Tools

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-7-to-windows-10-migration-tools

 

Now That Ransomware Has Gone Nuclear, How Can You Avoid Becoming the Next Victim?

https://blog.knowbe4.com/now-that-ransomware-has-gone-nuclear-how-can-you-avoid-becoming-the-next-victim

 

Seagate's Premium File Recovery Software is free currently

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/14/seagate-premium-file-recovery/

 

8 CMD Commands to Manage Wireless Networks in Windows

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/commands-manage-wireless-networks-windows/

 

How to Uninstall Desktop Apps and Windows Apps in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4689-uninstall-apps-windows-10-a.html

 

Three Windows 10X Features We Need in Windows 10

Windows 10X isn’t only an operating system that’s supposed to power a new category of devices, but also the platform responsible for introducing a series of changes to the modern Windows experienced pioneered by Windows 10.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/three-windows-10x-features-we-need-in-windows-10-529191.shtml

 

Microsoft Edge (Chromium Version) vs Google Chrome

https://www.maketecheasier.com/microsoft-edge-vs-google-chrome/

 

Microsoft is Testing Ads in Wordpad You Might Actually Be Glad to See

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/305131-microsoft-is-testing-ads-in-wordpad-you-might-actually-be-glad-to-see

 

Jamm Pro combines powerful synth and sampler tools in one iPad app

https://www.yahoo.com/news/2020-02-13-ninja-tune-coldcut-jamm-pro.html

 

iPhone 9 may be the iPhone SE 2 after all

Case manufacturers are betting on it

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/phone-9-may-be-the-iphone-se2-after-all

 

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.

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

 

FTC Demands Tech Giants Hand Over Docs About Startup Acquisitions

The FTC expects to collect documents on 'hundreds' of deals made by Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft from 2010 to the end of 2019 that were never reported to regulators.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/ftc-probes-tech-giants-over-buying-up-startups-to-head-off-competition

 

Why you can’t trust free VPNs

https://www.komando.com/privacy/dont-trust-free-vpns/700074/

 

YouTube stresses deepfake ban

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/youtube-stresses-deepfake-ban/

 

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand calls for an EU-style Data Protection Agency

If a company does 'bad things with your data,' Gillibrand's agency would be able to intervene.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/13/senator-kirsten-gillibrand-data-protection-agency-regulator/

 

Add Opera-like Speed Dial to Chrome, Edge or Firefox

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/add-opera-like-speed-dial-to-chrome-edge-or-firefox

 

[Heads-up] New Ransomware Strain Hijacks A Vulnerable Windows Driver To Turn Off Your Antivirus And Infect The Network

https://blog.knowbe4.com/heads-up-new-ransomware-strain-hijacks-a-vulnerable-windows-driver-to-turn-off-your-antivirus-and-infect-the-network

 

Tray Radio is a free internet radio player that can record streams and play music (I like old time radio shows so this looks interesting to me)

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/14/tray-radio-is-a-free-internet-radio-player-that-can-record-streams-and-play-music/

 

5 Best Free Cloud Storage Providers

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-free-cloud-storage/

 

How to Add Image and Text Content to Collection in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/150431-add-image-text-content-collection-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Windows 10 Update Brings New Graphics Options

The latest Windows 10 preview build shipped to insiders in the Fast ring includes new graphics controls in a dedicated Settings page.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-update-brings-new-graphics-options-529180.shtml

 

Windows 10 Your Phone Will Possibly Add File Transfer Feature

https://www.maketecheasier.com/windows10-your-phone-possibly-add-file-transfer/

 

Disabling Intel Turbo Boost Has a Huge Impact on Battery Life

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/304884-disabling-intel-turbo-boost-has-a-huge-impact-on-battery-life

 

MIT showcases soft robotic sensors made from flexible, off-the-shelf materials

https://www.yahoo.com/news/mit-showcases-soft-robotic-sensors-204220337.html

 

WireGuard will make your VPN connection much faster — here's how

New VPN protocol promises faster speeds

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/wireguard-linux-vpn-uptake

 

How to boot in Safe Mode on Windows 10

You can start your PC in Safe Mode to troubleshoot and fix Windows 10 problems — Here are four ways you can access this mode.

https://pureinfotech.com/safe-mode-windows-10/

 

Hands On With the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip phone feels firmer and more mature than the new folding Motorola Razr. We took a hands-on look.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/hands-on-with-the-samsung-galaxy-z-flip

 

Practical Tech Tip: How to change your mobile email signature

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/change-your-mobile-email-signature/702424/

 

FBI warns of DDoS attack on state-level voter registration website

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/fbi-warns-of-ddos-attack-on-state-level-voter-registration-website/

 

8 Ways to Take a Screenshot in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-to-take-screenshot-linux/

 

How to Keep a Windows Laptop Awake With the Lid Closed (this is done by some when the portability of a laptop is not needed and the use a stand-alone monitor, full keyboard and regular mouse)

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/keep-windows-laptop-awake-lid-closed/

 

Enable Haptic Feedback in SwiftKey for Super-Duper Typing on an iPhone

Haptic feedback has been around for so many years, especially on Android, where phones have been offering such an option when typing for several generations already.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/enable-haptic-feedback-in-swiftkey-for-super-duper-typing-on-an-iphone-529176.shtml

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[SPEED] How Fast Is Your PC?

https://askbobrankin.com/speed_how_fast_is_your_pc.html

 

FBI: Cybercrime Victims Lost $3.5 Billion in 2019

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fbi-cybercrime-victims-lost-35-billion-in-2019/

 

How to set up network file sharing on Windows 10

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

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

 

Daily Crunch: SiriusXM backs SoundCloud

https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/11/daily-crunch-siriusxm-backs-soundcloud/

 

How to enable voice commands on Xbox One for as cheap as possible

https://www.windowscentral.com/use-cortana-voice-cheaply-xbox-without-headset-or-kinect

 

Nvidia Pascal is being resurrected to beat Intel Ice Lake integrated graphics

Pascal is here to stay - for now

https://www.techradar.com/news/nvidia-pascal-is-being-resurrected-to-beat-intel-ice-lake-integrated-graphics

 

5 Measures to Harden Election Technology

Voting machinery needs hardware-level security. The stakes are the ultimate, and the attackers among the world's most capable.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/5-measures-to-harden-election-technology-/a/d-id/1336978

 

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

We found good deals for $500 or less.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3097473/best-budget-laptops-on-amazon-and-best-buy.html

 

11 Million People in the U.S. Used Streaming Services Illicitly Last Year, Study Shows

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/11-million-people-u-used-184718419.html

 

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.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/iot-is-a-gold-mine-for-hackers-using-fileless-malware-for-cyberattacks/

 

The Best Antivirus Software for Windows 10

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-antivirus-for-windows-10/

 

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip beats the Motorola Razr in nearly every way

Samsung avoids many of Motorola’s mistakes

https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/12/21134261/samsung-galaxy-z-flip-vs-motorola-razr-folding-flip-phone-camera-battery-processor

 

iPhone 9 will launch at the same price as the iPhone SE

https://bgr.com/2020/02/10/iphone-9-price-release-date-leak-rumor-source/

 

The 5 Best VPN Extensions for Chrome [2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-vpn-extensions-chrome/

 

Breeze through annoying online forms with this handy app

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/dictation-browser-extension/699285/

 

Motorola Disputes Razr Durability Concerns

Several tests posted online expose the Razr as a foldable phone with an unreliable hinge; however, Motorola disagrees and released footage from an in-house test to highlight the long-term durability of its latest product.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/motorola-disputes-razr-durability-concerns

 

Firefox 73 Released With Security Fixes, New DoH Provider, More

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/firefox-73-released-with-security-fixes-new-doh-provider-more/

 

How to quickly fix sound problems on Windows 10

If sound is not working on your device, you can use these instructions to quickly get audio working again on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-sound-problems-windows-10/

 

FTC to examine every acquisition by Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft in 2010-2019 over antitrust issues

https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/11/ftc-to-examine-every-acquisition-by-alphabet-amazon-apple-facebook-and-microsoft-in-2010-2019-over-antitrust-issues/

 

AMD Ryzen CPUs will further threaten Intel this year, analysts predict

AMD is currently at 18.3 percent market share and could hit the mid-20s according to an analyst.

https://www.windowscentral.com/amd-ryzen-cpus-will-further-threaten-intel-year-analysts-predict

 

Emotet can now hack Wi-Fi networks

Compromised systems can spread Emotet to nearby devices over Wi-Fi

https://www.techradar.com/news/emotet-can-now-hack-wi-fi-networks

 

DDoS Attacks Nearly Double Between Q4 2018 and Q4 2019

Peer-to-peer botnets, TCP reflection attacks, and increased activity on Sundays are three DDoS attack trends from last quarter.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/ddos-attacks-nearly-double-between-q4-2018-and-q4-2019/d/d-id/1337052

 

What to expect in Microsoft's new Windows 10 20H1 release, due soon

There's far more to talk about than there was in recent prior releases.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3520995/what-features-to-expect-in-microsofts-windows-10-20h1-version-2004.html

 

We Now Know What the 2021 Cadillac Escalade’s Curve OLED Screen Looks Like

https://www.yahoo.com/news/now-know-2021-cadillac-escalade-100003096.html

 

How to use God Mode in Windows 10

God Mode is a handy way to access multiple Windows commands in one single window. Here's how to use it.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-god-mode-in-windows-10/

 

The 10 Best Free Antivirus Software

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ten-best-antivirus-programs/

 

Shooting 8K videos on the Galaxy S20 requires 600MB per minute

Get those microSD cards handy

https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/12/21134451/samsung-galaxy-s20-8k-footage-recording-600mb-minute-storage-capacity

 

A YouTuber just broke Samsung’s Galaxy S20 embargo and published a full hands-on video

https://bgr.com/2020/02/11/samsung-galaxy-s20-ultra-hands-on-video-youtube/

 

How To Speed Up Downloads In Google Chrome

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

 

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

https://www.komando.com/technology/update-android-bluetooth-flaw/706030/

 

Low-Cost iPhone: Apple Choosing $399 Price Tag?

Rumors indicate Apple will release a low-cost iPhone this spring, and a new report claims it'll start at just $399.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/low-cost-iphone-apple-choosing-399-price-tag

 

Microsoft's February 2020 Patch Tuesday Fixes 99 Flaws, IE 0day

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsofts-february-2020-patch-tuesday-fixes-99-flaws-ie-0day/

 

How to block unwanted app downloads on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge can now block potentially harmful apps from downloading on your device – Here's how to enable the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/block-unwanted-app-downloads-microsoft-edge/

 

Facebook will pay Reuters to fact-check Deepfakes and more

https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/12/reuters-facebook-fact-checker/

 

This $300 Dell Chromebook is just $105 today 

https://www.windowscentral.com/300-dell-chromebook-just-105-today-0

 

Your email provider might be selling your personal data

Popular mobile apps found scraping user data

https://www.techradar.com/news/your-email-provider-might-be-selling-your-personal-data

 

Huawei Charged with RICO Violations in Federal Court

A new set of indictments adds conspiracy to violate RICO statutes to a list of existing charges against the Chinese telecommunications giant.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/huawei-charged-with-rico-violations-in-federal-court/d/d-id/1337048

 

Microsoft's Windows 10X: A dozen ways it's cooler than just two screens

There's a lot more under the hood than we expected. (later in this post is an emulator article to see what could be a future version of Windows for you)

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3526551/microsofts-windows-10x-early-look-at-emulator-new-features.html

 

The Government Wants to Use Your Brainwaves to Train Swarms of Military Robots

https://www.yahoo.com/news/government-wants-brainwaves-train-swarms-211100538.html

 

IBM unveils new AI model to predict potentially harmful drug-to-drug interactions

The work is being highlighted at this week's AAAI-20 Conference in New York City.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/ibm-unveils-new-ai-model-to-predict-potentially-harmful-drug-to-drug-interactions/

 

Should You Leave Your Laptop Plugged in All the Time?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/leave-laptop-plugged-time/

 

Feds claim Huawei can snoop on mobile networks

More specific details on the case against the Chinese manufacturer

https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/11/21133631/huawei-china-spying-claims-us-officials-blacklist-5g

 

Galaxy Fold review: This Redditor’s impressions might surprise you

https://bgr.com/2020/02/07/galaxy-fold-review-reddit-positive-screens/

 

The Best Free DNS Servers For a Faster 2020

https://www.techjunkie.com/free-dns-servers/

 

Security warning: These apps are reading your emails and selling your data

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/email-apps-sell-your-data/706463/

 

ViacomCBS Rumored to Launch All-In-One Streaming Service

CBS All Access exists, but a report suggests ViacomCBS wants another streaming service that offers Paramount's films and series-based content from cable channels such as Nickelodeon and MTV.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/viacomcbs-rumored-to-launch-all-in-one-streaming-service

 

WordPress Cookie Consent Plugin Fixes Critical Flaw for 700K Users

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/wordpress-cookie-consent-plugin-fixes-critical-flaw-for-700k-users/

 

HOW TO CLONE A WINDOWS 10 INSTALLATION TO A NEW DRIVE USING CLONEZILLA

You can upgrade your current hard drive without the need to reinstall Windows 10 using Clonezilla to transfer everything to the new drive, and here's how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/clone-windows-10-drive-clonezilla/

 

A US House candidate says she was hacked — now she’s warning others

https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/10/house-brianna-wu-campaign-hack/

 

Download Surface Duo's signature ringtone for your phone now

Get a little taste of Surface Duo before it arrives later this year.

https://www.windowscentral.com/download-surface-duo-signature-ringtone-your-phone-now

 

How to download music from SoundCloud

The easy way to save your favorite tracks

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-download-music-from-soundcloud

 

7 Tax Season Security Tips

Security pros need be on high alert from now until Tax Day on April 15. Here are seven ways to help keep your company safe.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/7-tax-season-security-tips/d/d-id/1337038

 

Hands on with Windows 10X: Microsoft's dual-screen OS is shallow but slick

As Microsoft moves toward the launch of the dual-screen Surface Neo, it's banking on developers to release apps for Windows 10X.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3526599/hands-on-with-windows-10x-microsofts-dual-screen-os-is-shallow-but-slick.html

 

Facebook employees reportedly feel guilty that the company didn't fix a known security risk fast enough to prevent its biggest data breach ever

https://www.yahoo.com/news/facebook-employees-reportedly-feel-guilty-181055050.html

 

How to gain more control over DNS with NextDNS: 5 steps

As an alternative to an on-site DNS server, this cloud-hosted DNS service lets you block, filter, and analyze activity across your network and devices.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-gain-more-control-over-dns-with-nextdns-5-steps/

 

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

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/wifi-doesnt-have-valid-ip-configuration/

 

Microsoft’s new Windows 10X emulator lets anyone play around with the dual-screen OS

Developers get to optimize and test apps for Windows 10X

https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/11/21132822/microsoft-windows-10x-emulator-dual-screen-os-testing-apps-compatibility-features

 

Whatever you do, don’t buy a Galaxy S20 right now

https://bgr.com/2020/02/11/galaxy-s20-ultra-price-vs-s20-you-shouldnt-but-s20-on-launch-day/

 

Top Four Google Chrome Extensions to Download & Save YouTube Videos

https://www.techjunkie.com/download-save-youtube-videos/

 

3 ways to send text messages from your PC

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/send-texts-from-pc/569968/

 

YouTube Music Preparing To Replace Google Play Music

9to5Google reports an internal version of YouTube Music recently gained the ability to store uploaded albums and songs in a digital library.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/youtube-music-preparing-to-replace-google-play-music

 

Microsoft Urges Exchange Admins to Disable SMBv1 to Block Malware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-urges-exchange-admins-to-disable-smbv1-to-block-malware/

 

Sony 360 Reality Audio review: This headphone-virtualization system expands music beyond your head

It makes headphone listening much more comfortable than conventional stereo.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3519268/sony-360-reality-audio-review.html

 

Some Fascinating History of the Internet

https://askbobrankin.com/some_fascinating_history_of_the_internet.html

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Why the IRS Wants You to Do Your Taxes Early

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/why-the-irs-wants-you-to-do-your-taxes-early-1841434193

 

'Is Skype free?': It depends on who you're calling — here's a breakdown of Skype's different services and costs

https://www.yahoo.com/news/skype-free-depends-youre-calling-151800609.html

 

How to Create a Dynamic Defined Range in Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/462153/how-to-create-a-dynamic-defined-range-in-excel/

 

Block Bloated Web Ads With These Hidden Chrome 80 Flags

https://lifehacker.com/block-bloated-web-ads-with-these-hidden-chrome-80-flags-1841470223

 

Hands-on with the budget Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power

https://www.cnet.com/videos/first-look-we-go-hands-on-with-the-budget-moto-g-stylus-and-moto-g-power/

 

What Is Windows Hello?

All you need to know about Microsoft's biometric security system

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-windows-hello-4782168

 

Add Opera-like Speed Dial to Chrome, Edge or Firefox

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/add-opera-like-speed-dial-to-chrome-edge-or-firefox

 

Browse the Telemetry that Firefox colle

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/28/browse-the-telemetry-that-firefox-collects/

 

How to Add or Remove Locations for Search Index in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/58756-add-remove-search-index-locations-windows-10-a.html

 

Hands on with the New Microsoft Edge (Chromium Version)

https://www.maketecheasier.com/hands-on-with-microsoft-edge-chromium-version/

 

Ransomware knocks city of Racine offline

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/ransomware-knocks-racine-city-offline/

 

Tips for new tech devices

Tips, tricks, apps and advice for getting the most out of iPhones and iPads, Android devices, Macs, Windows 10 PCs, and Chromebooks.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3153208/tips-for-new-tech-devices.html

 

Coronavirus phishing attack disguises as a message from the Center for Disease Control

https://www.grahamcluley.com/coronavirus-phishing-attack-cdc/

 

Motorola's new Moto G range includes a $300 Galaxy Note alternative

Meanwhile, the Moto G Power packs a whopper of a battery.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/07/motorola-moto-g-power-moto-g-stylus-hands-on/

 

10 hidden Google search features you should be using

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/10-hidden-google-search-features/519857/

 

Motorola’s Midrange Lineup Gets a Refresh With New Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power

The Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power bring sharper cameras, bigger batteries, and, of course, a stylus, for less than $300 each.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/motorolas-midrange-lineup-gets-a-refresh-with-new-moto-g-stylus-and-moto

 

The Morning After: Microsoft's Windows 10 search problem

https://www.yahoo.com/news/2020-02-06-the-morning-after-microsofts-windows-10-search-problem.html

 

What Is a Mini-LED TV, and Why Would You Want One?

https://www.howtogeek.com/513194/what-is-a-mini-led-tv-and-why-would-you-want-one/

 

Know Your Network, Lesson 1: Router Hardware 101

https://lifehacker.com/know-your-network-lesson-1-router-hardware-101-5830886

 

Windows 10 is better in dark mode. Here's how to apply its dark theme

You don't have to be jealous of Mac and Android users. In Windows 10, you can turn on dark mode, too.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/windows-10-is-better-in-dark-mode-heres-how-to-apply-the-dark-theme/

 

Display Any Phone Screen on a Windows PC

Mirror your phone’s screen on your PC

https://www.lifewire.com/show-phone-screen-on-windows-4164406

 

Configure Google Maps routes to avoid tolls and change your travel time

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-avoid-tolls-on-google-maps

 

FilelistCreator is a directory printer for Windows, macOS and Linux

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/28/filelistcreator-is-a-directory-printer-for-windows-macos-and-linux/

 

How to Manually Scan Files, Folders, and Drives with Windows Defender Antivirus in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/84796-how-scan-windows-defender-antivirus-windows-10-a.html

 

How Linux Stores and Manages User Passwords

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-linux-stores-manages-user-passwords/

 

Adobe patches critical Magento security vulnerabilities

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/adobe-patches-critical-magento-security-vulnerabilities/

 

Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 spikes, Windows 7 dives

With Windows 7 no longer being supported by Microsoft, users in January started making the move to Windows 10 in larger numbers.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3199373/windows-by-the-numbers-windows-10-spikes-windows-7-dives.html

 

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

https://www.grahamcluley.com/facebooks-twitter-account-is-hijacked-by-notorious-ourmine-hacking-group/

 

Android security flaw lets attackers send malware over Bluetooth

There is a patch, but not everyone can get it.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/09/android-bluefrag-security-flaw/

 

Practical Tech Tip: How to change your mobile email signature

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/change-your-mobile-email-signature/702424/

 

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.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/malware-steals-data-by-adjusting-screen-brightness

 

Unique Illinois privacy law leads to $550M Facebook deal

https://www.yahoo.com/news/unique-illinois-privacy-law-leads-155402045.html

 

How to Enable Microsoft Edge’s New Crapware Blocker

https://www.howtogeek.com/549577/how-to-enable-microsoft-edges-new-crapware-blocker/

 

Use Ring's New Control Center to Block Police Requests

https://lifehacker.com/use-rings-new-control-center-to-block-police-requests-1841432223

 

Electric cooperatives could be the key to solving the rural digital divide

Presidential candidates look to power companies created under the 1930s New Deal to solve a 21st century issue for rural Americans.

https://www.cnet.com/news/electric-cooperatives-could-be-the-key-to-solving-the-rural-digital-divide/

 

How to Move Your Data and Programs to a New Hard Drive

https://www.lifewire.com/upgrade-a-laptop-hard-drive-without-losing-data-and-programs-2378113

 

NTP client shows incorrect Time on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/ntp-client-shows-incorrect-time-on-windows-10

 

Thunderbird has a new owner

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/29/thunderbird-new-owner/

 

How to Open New InPrivate Browsing Window in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/144927-how-open-new-inprivate-browsing-window-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Emotet Malware Targets US Government

https://www.maketecheasier.com/emotet-malware-targets-us-government/

 

Ringing in a new National Privacy Law?

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/features/ringing-in-a-new-national-privacy-law/

 

Rethinking the PC: Why virtual machines should replace operating systems

As I look at the hardware/OS system that surrounds our PCs, I find it wanting. What we should do is use virtual machines to isolate the OS from the hardware and allow a level of OS flexibility and security we now lack – while providing the consistency IT has always wished for. It is time to truly take advantage of what virtual machines and hypervisors can do.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3518849/rethinking-the-pc-why-virtual-machines-should-replace-operating-systems.html

 

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

https://www.grahamcluley.com/android-bluetooth-worm-vulnerability/

 

The best portable laptop charger

Mophie's Powerstation AC is your best bet.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/09/the-best-portable-laptop-charger/

 

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

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/search-printed-text-with-phone/702421/

 

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.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/hackers-pose-as-wall-street-journal-reporter-to-phish-victims

 

Juice Jacked: How Your Laptop, iPhone or Table Could Get Hacked

https://www.yahoo.com/news/juice-jacked-laptop-iphone-table-124000880.html

 

How to Enable and Use Collections in Microsoft Edge

https://www.howtogeek.com/532656/how-to-enable-and-use-collections-in-microsoft-edge/

 

How to Install iCloud as a Progressive Web App on Android

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-install-icloud-as-a-progressive-web-app-on-andro-1841472363

 

Everything you need to know about SIM swap fraud, plus one thing to do right now

Phone number theft is more than just possible, it's all too easy to give hackers the keys to your online accounts.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/everything-you-need-to-know-about-sim-swap-fraud-plus-one-thing-to-do-right-now/

 

How to Wirelessly Connect a Surface Tablet to a TV

Turn your TV into a second screen for streaming videos and more

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-connect-surface-to-tv-wirelessly-4588979

 

TinyWall lets you harden and control Windows 10 Firewall

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/tinywall-for-windows-10

 

Enable Opera-like Speed Dials in Firefox and Chrome with Toolbar Dial

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/25/enable-opera-like-speed-dials-in-firefox-and-chrome-with-toolbar-dial/

 

How to Enable or Disable Windows Sandbox in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/123777-enable-disable-windows-sandbox-windows-10-a.html

 

5 Ways to Check Hard Disk Health on Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/check-hard-disk-health-windows/

 

Hang-ups, hold-ups and hurdles passing federal privacy legislation

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/hang-ups-hold-ups-and-hurdles/

 

10 ways Android and Windows 10 can work well together

You can sync reminders between an Android device and a Windows 10 PC, share files and more — if you have the right apps.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3188392/10-ways-android-and-windows-10-can-work-well-together.html

 

Dangerous Domain Corp.com Goes Up for Sale

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/02/dangerous-domain-corp-com-goes-up-for-sale/

 

Rain may soon be an effective source of renewable energy

A generator can briefly light up 100 LED bulbs with a single drop.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/09/raindrop-electricity-generator/

 

If you miss Windows Movie Maker, try this free alternative

https://www.komando.com/downloads/if-you-miss-windows-movie-maker-try-this-free-alternative/697467/

 

Notepad, Paint, WordPad Are Optional in Windows 10 Preview

When was the last time you opened these Windows apps?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/notepad-paint-wordpad-are-optional-in-windows-10-preview

 

It's Possible To 'Steal' Data By Manipulating Screen Brightness

https://www.yahoo.com/news/possible-steal-data-manipulating-screen-170000638.html

 

Delete These Scammy Android Apps That Drove 382M Downloads

https://lifehacker.com/delete-these-scammy-android-apps-that-drove-382m-downlo-1841448429

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Sun 1882 02/09/2020

Why the IRS Wants You to Do Your Taxes Early

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/why-the-irs-wants-you-to-do-your-taxes-early-1841434193

 

'Is Skype free?': It depends on who you're calling — here's a breakdown of Skype's different services and costs

https://www.yahoo.com/news/skype-free-depends-youre-calling-151800609.html

 

How to Create a Dynamic Defined Range in Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/462153/how-to-create-a-dynamic-defined-range-in-excel/

 

Block Bloated Web Ads With These Hidden Chrome 80 Flags

https://lifehacker.com/block-bloated-web-ads-with-these-hidden-chrome-80-flags-1841470223

 

Hands-on with the budget Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power

https://www.cnet.com/videos/first-look-we-go-hands-on-with-the-budget-moto-g-stylus-and-moto-g-power/

 

What Is Windows Hello?

All you need to know about Microsoft's biometric security system

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-windows-hello-4782168

 

Add Opera-like Speed Dial to Chrome, Edge or Firefox

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/add-opera-like-speed-dial-to-chrome-edge-or-firefox

 

Browse the Telemetry that Firefox colle

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/28/browse-the-telemetry-that-firefox-collects/

 

How to Add or Remove Locations for Search Index in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/58756-add-remove-search-index-locations-windows-10-a.html

 

Hands on with the New Microsoft Edge (Chromium Version)

https://www.maketecheasier.com/hands-on-with-microsoft-edge-chromium-version/

 

Ransomware knocks city of Racine offline

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/ransomware-knocks-racine-city-offline/

 

Tips for new tech devices

Tips, tricks, apps and advice for getting the most out of iPhones and iPads, Android devices, Macs, Windows 10 PCs, and Chromebooks.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3153208/tips-for-new-tech-devices.html

 

Coronavirus phishing attack disguises as a message from the Center for Disease Control

https://www.grahamcluley.com/coronavirus-phishing-attack-cdc/

 

Motorola's new Moto G range includes a $300 Galaxy Note alternative

Meanwhile, the Moto G Power packs a whopper of a battery.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/07/motorola-moto-g-power-moto-g-stylus-hands-on/

 

10 hidden Google search features you should be using

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/10-hidden-google-search-features/519857/

 

Motorola’s Midrange Lineup Gets a Refresh With New Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power

The Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power bring sharper cameras, bigger batteries, and, of course, a stylus, for less than $300 each.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/motorolas-midrange-lineup-gets-a-refresh-with-new-moto-g-stylus-and-moto

 

The Morning After: Microsoft's Windows 10 search problem

https://www.yahoo.com/news/2020-02-06-the-morning-after-microsofts-windows-10-search-problem.html

 

What Is a Mini-LED TV, and Why Would You Want One?

https://www.howtogeek.com/513194/what-is-a-mini-led-tv-and-why-would-you-want-one/

 

Know Your Network, Lesson 1: Router Hardware 101

https://lifehacker.com/know-your-network-lesson-1-router-hardware-101-5830886

 

Windows 10 is better in dark mode. Here's how to apply its dark theme

You don't have to be jealous of Mac and Android users. In Windows 10, you can turn on dark mode, too.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/windows-10-is-better-in-dark-mode-heres-how-to-apply-the-dark-theme/

 

Display Any Phone Screen on a Windows PC

Mirror your phone’s screen on your PC

https://www.lifewire.com/show-phone-screen-on-windows-4164406

 

Configure Google Maps routes to avoid tolls and change your travel time

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-avoid-tolls-on-google-maps

 

FilelistCreator is a directory printer for Windows, macOS and Linux

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/28/filelistcreator-is-a-directory-printer-for-windows-macos-and-linux/

 

How to Manually Scan Files, Folders, and Drives with Windows Defender Antivirus in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/84796-how-scan-windows-defender-antivirus-windows-10-a.html

 

How Linux Stores and Manages User Passwords

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-linux-stores-manages-user-passwords/

 

Adobe patches critical Magento security vulnerabilities

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/adobe-patches-critical-magento-security-vulnerabilities/

 

Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 spikes, Windows 7 dives

With Windows 7 no longer being supported by Microsoft, users in January started making the move to Windows 10 in larger numbers.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3199373/windows-by-the-numbers-windows-10-spikes-windows-7-dives.html

 

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

https://www.grahamcluley.com/facebooks-twitter-account-is-hijacked-by-notorious-ourmine-hacking-group/

 

Android security flaw lets attackers send malware over Bluetooth

There is a patch, but not everyone can get it.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/09/android-bluefrag-security-flaw/

 

Practical Tech Tip: How to change your mobile email signature

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/change-your-mobile-email-signature/702424/

 

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.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/malware-steals-data-by-adjusting-screen-brightness

 

Unique Illinois privacy law leads to $550M Facebook deal

https://www.yahoo.com/news/unique-illinois-privacy-law-leads-155402045.html

 

How to Enable Microsoft Edge’s New Crapware Blocker

https://www.howtogeek.com/549577/how-to-enable-microsoft-edges-new-crapware-blocker/

 

Use Ring's New Control Center to Block Police Requests

https://lifehacker.com/use-rings-new-control-center-to-block-police-requests-1841432223

 

Electric cooperatives could be the key to solving the rural digital divide

Presidential candidates look to power companies created under the 1930s New Deal to solve a 21st century issue for rural Americans.

https://www.cnet.com/news/electric-cooperatives-could-be-the-key-to-solving-the-rural-digital-divide/

 

How to Move Your Data and Programs to a New Hard Drive

https://www.lifewire.com/upgrade-a-laptop-hard-drive-without-losing-data-and-programs-2378113

 

NTP client shows incorrect Time on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/ntp-client-shows-incorrect-time-on-windows-10

 

Thunderbird has a new owner

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/29/thunderbird-new-owner/

 

How to Open New InPrivate Browsing Window in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/144927-how-open-new-inprivate-browsing-window-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Emotet Malware Targets US Government

https://www.maketecheasier.com/emotet-malware-targets-us-government/

 

Ringing in a new National Privacy Law?

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/features/ringing-in-a-new-national-privacy-law/

 

Rethinking the PC: Why virtual machines should replace operating systems

As I look at the hardware/OS system that surrounds our PCs, I find it wanting. What we should do is use virtual machines to isolate the OS from the hardware and allow a level of OS flexibility and security we now lack – while providing the consistency IT has always wished for. It is time to truly take advantage of what virtual machines and hypervisors can do.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3518849/rethinking-the-pc-why-virtual-machines-should-replace-operating-systems.html

 

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

https://www.grahamcluley.com/android-bluetooth-worm-vulnerability/

 

The best portable laptop charger

Mophie's Powerstation AC is your best bet.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/09/the-best-portable-laptop-charger/

 

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

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/search-printed-text-with-phone/702421/

 

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.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/hackers-pose-as-wall-street-journal-reporter-to-phish-victims

 

Juice Jacked: How Your Laptop, iPhone or Table Could Get Hacked

https://www.yahoo.com/news/juice-jacked-laptop-iphone-table-124000880.html

 

How to Enable and Use Collections in Microsoft Edge

https://www.howtogeek.com/532656/how-to-enable-and-use-collections-in-microsoft-edge/

 

How to Install iCloud as a Progressive Web App on Android

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-install-icloud-as-a-progressive-web-app-on-andro-1841472363

 

Everything you need to know about SIM swap fraud, plus one thing to do right now

Phone number theft is more than just possible, it's all too easy to give hackers the keys to your online accounts.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/everything-you-need-to-know-about-sim-swap-fraud-plus-one-thing-to-do-right-now/

 

How to Wirelessly Connect a Surface Tablet to a TV

Turn your TV into a second screen for streaming videos and more

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-connect-surface-to-tv-wirelessly-4588979

 

TinyWall lets you harden and control Windows 10 Firewall

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/tinywall-for-windows-10

 

Enable Opera-like Speed Dials in Firefox and Chrome with Toolbar Dial

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/25/enable-opera-like-speed-dials-in-firefox-and-chrome-with-toolbar-dial/

 

How to Enable or Disable Windows Sandbox in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/123777-enable-disable-windows-sandbox-windows-10-a.html

 

5 Ways to Check Hard Disk Health on Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/check-hard-disk-health-windows/

 

Hang-ups, hold-ups and hurdles passing federal privacy legislation

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/hang-ups-hold-ups-and-hurdles/

 

10 ways Android and Windows 10 can work well together

You can sync reminders between an Android device and a Windows 10 PC, share files and more — if you have the right apps.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3188392/10-ways-android-and-windows-10-can-work-well-together.html

 

Dangerous Domain Corp.com Goes Up for Sale

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/02/dangerous-domain-corp-com-goes-up-for-sale/

 

Rain may soon be an effective source of renewable energy

A generator can briefly light up 100 LED bulbs with a single drop.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/09/raindrop-electricity-generator/

 

If you miss Windows Movie Maker, try this free alternative

https://www.komando.com/downloads/if-you-miss-windows-movie-maker-try-this-free-alternative/697467/

 

Notepad, Paint, WordPad Are Optional in Windows 10 Preview

When was the last time you opened these Windows apps?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/notepad-paint-wordpad-are-optional-in-windows-10-preview

 

It's Possible To 'Steal' Data By Manipulating Screen Brightness

https://www.yahoo.com/news/possible-steal-data-manipulating-screen-170000638.html

 

Delete These Scammy Android Apps That Drove 382M Downloads

https://lifehacker.com/delete-these-scammy-android-apps-that-drove-382m-downlo-1841448429

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