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RUMORS: NVIDIA Ampere GPU Massive Die Size, Specifications, Architecture and More!

https://wccftech.com/rumors-nvidia-ampere-gpu-massive-die-size-specifications-architecture-and-more/

 

Get the Xbox One X, the most powerful console around, for just $300 with a free game

https://www.techhive.com/article/3528750/get-the-xbox-one-x-the-most-powerful-console-around-for-just-300-with-a-free-game.html

 

Walmart is having an insane Samsung fire sale — and here are the best deals

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/samsung-fire-sale-walmart-221535869.html

 

Apple’s Amazing New iPhone And Watch Feature Just Got Even Cooler

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidphelan/2020/02/22/apples-amazing-new-iphone-and-watch-feature-just-got-even-cooler/

 

What needs to change before folding phones become something everyone wants

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/21/why-you-should-wait-to-buy-a-phone-with-a-folding-screen.html

 

Your Phone Is Secretly Always Recording: How to Stop Google From Listening

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/stop-google-android-listening/

 

Why Am I Getting Spam from Myself?

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

https://askleo.com/why_am_i_getting_spam_from_myself/

 

Chess is being revived by online players and esport streamers

Chess player Alexandra Botez is part of a growing community of esport streamers who have brought chess to the forefront of online gaming.

https://www.nbcnews.com/now/video/chess-is-being-revived-by-online-players-and-esport-streamers-78893125622

 

Hackers infect VPNs to plant hidden backdoors

Plus, more news bytes including online casino infiltration and a mobile banking phishing scam.

https://blog.avast.com/iranian-hackers-plant-backdoors-through-vpns-avast

 

Review: PC Matic Gets a Zero!Category: Anti-Virus

https://askbobrankin.com/review_pc_matic_gets_a_zero.html

 

Study says smartphone addiction has physical impact on brain

https://waow.com/2020/02/21/study-says-smartphone-addiction-has-physical-impact-on-brain/

 

Report: 9 times out of 10, hackers can attack website visitors

A Positive Technologies study finds 82% of web application vulnerabilities lie in the source code.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/report-9-times-out-of-10-hackers-can-attack-website-visitors/

 

The best SSD for most people was already cheap. Today it's on fire sale

SK hynix via Amazon is selling three capacities of its 2.5-inch Gold S31 SSD for lower than normal prices.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3528272/the-best-ssd-for-most-people-was-already-cheap-today-its-on-fire-sale.html

 

10 Netflix alternatives that stream movies and TV shows for free

https://bgr.com/2020/02/21/netflix-movies-2020-march-releases-list-streaming-free-top-10-alternatives/

 

Getting started with 2FA: Secure your accounts now or regret it later!

Unique passwords are essential, but they’re not enough. You should secure all important accounts with two-factor authentication.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3520993/getting-started-with-2fa-secure-your-accounts-now-or-regret-it-later.html

 

HomeCam 2.0 brings enhanced viewing of HomeKit cameras on iOS, Apple Watch, and Apple TV

https://9to5mac.com/2020/02/20/homecam-2/

 

How to download files on iPhone and where to find them

https://macpaw.com/how-to/ios-file-download

 

Google bans hundreds of apps – here are 8 you should delete right now

https://www.komando.com/news/google-bans-hundreds-of-app/707915/

 

How to Connect AirPods to an Android Phone

It might seem counterintuitive, but here's how to set up your Apple AirPods to work with an Android device.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-use-apple-airpods-with-an-android-device

 

'Blows the pants off of the router built in to your cable modem:' Score 20 percent off this mesh router at Amazon

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/eero-mesh-router-deal-213138940.html

 

U.S. Government Says Update Chrome 80 As High-Rated Security Flaws Found

https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2020/02/22/google-chrome-80-security-warning-us-government-says-update-again/

 

Google reaches a settlement with state AGs after contesting consultants in antitrust probe

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/21/google-reaches-a-settlement-with-state-attorneys-general.html

 

5 Essential Apps and Sites for Car Owners to Save Money & Fix Issues

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/apps-sites-car-owners-save-money-fix-issues/

 

Am I Wasting My Time Reporting Scam and Spam Emails?

Reporting spam in your email program with the spam button is critical. Reporting it by forwarding it somewhere isn't going to do any good.

https://askleo.com/am-i-wasting-my-time-reporting-scam-and-spam-emails/

 

Fast-and-loose culture of esports is upending once staid world of chess

Grandmasters and upstarts are reinventing the game online, becoming its most visible ambassadors and arguably its first entertainers.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/video-games/fast-loose-culture-esports-upending-once-staid-world-chess-n1137111

 

Balkanization and globalization: the battle for freedom in the internet

Nationalism is fueling the isolation of the internet

https://blog.avast.com/is-the-internet-becoming-less-open-avast

 

Beyond the Internet: Explore the Universe

https://askbobrankin.com/beyond_the_internet_explore_the_universe.html

 

MRI Scans Reveal That Smartphone Addiction Is As Dangerous As Drug Addiction

In a recent study, MRI scans have revealed that smartphones addiction can physically change the shape and size of the brain in the same manner as drug addiction

https://www.republicworld.com/technology-news/science/mri-scans-reveal-that-constantly-using-phones-damages-our-brain.html

 

Cybercriminals flooding the web with coronavirus-themed spam and malware

Hackers have expanded their exploitation of the outbreak fears with hundreds of scams and operations.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/cybercriminals-flooding-web-with-coronavirus-themed-spam-and-malware/

 

Upgrading to Razer and HyperX gaming keyboards is a no-brainer at these prices

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3528188/upgrading-to-razer-and-hyperx-gaming-keyboards-is-a-no-brainer-at-these-prices.html

 

Gmail is getting a brilliant new feature that will make it easier to find what you’re looking for

https://bgr.com/2020/02/20/gmail-features-new-email-search-functionality-released/

 

Dropbox and iCloud Drive: How each service approaches cloud storage

The two services each take a different tack to reducing storage on a local drive.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3527588/dropbox-and-icloud-drive-how-each-service-approaches-cloud-storage.html

 

Apple @ Work: Would an ‘Intel NUC’ like Mac desktop make sense for the enterprise?

https://9to5mac.com/2020/02/22/intel-nuc/

 

The iPhone 11 camera review: What’s new, and is it worth upgrading to?

https://macpaw.com/how-to/iphone-11-camera-review

 

Your Mac isn’t as secure as you think – and hackers know it

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/mac-not-secure-as-you-think/707090/

 

10 Tips for Mastering Apple Calendar

Whether you use Apple Calendar on a Mac, iPhone, or iPad, these simple tricks can make your life more efficient, productive, and organized.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/10-tips-for-mastering-apple-calendar

 

Apple has a radical idea for a redesigned iPhone with multiple screens that would look like just a single sheet of glass

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-radical-idea-redesigned-iphone-153315801.html

 

Apple Just Demanded Santander And A $50 Billion US Intelligence Contractor Reveal How They Use iPhone Hacking Tech

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2020/02/22/apple-just-demanded-santander-and-a-50-billion-us-intelligence-contractor-reveal-how-they-use-iphone-hacking-tech/

 

Why McDonald’s is putting out a beef-scented candle

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/21/mcdonalds-candles-smell-like-beef-onion-pickle-and-ketchup-heres-why-its-brilliant.html

 

8 Cheapest Cloud Storage Providers

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/cheapest-cloud-storage/

 

“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.

https://askleo.com/from_spoofing_how_spammers_send_email_that_looks_like_it_came_from_you/

 

U.S. says Chinese telecom giant Huawei did business with Iran, North Korea

Prosecutors in Brooklyn, New York, alleged that Huawei set up a shell company in Iran so the subsidiary could purchase U.S. goods, technology and services in an effort to skirt sanctions.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/all/u-s-says-chinese-telecom-giant-huawei-did-business-iran-n1136551

 

A tale of two phishes: coronavirus safety and W-9 forms

Plus, over 500,000 Bitbucket users infected with malware, the Iowa app issue, and more

https://blog.avast.com/phishing-scams-pose-as-health-and-tax-info-avast

 

Some Android Malware Can Break Your Phone When You Delete It

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Some-Android-Malware-Can-Break-Your-Phone-When-You-Delete-It-86520.html

 

New MacBook Pro 13-inch spotted with 10th-generation Ice Lake

Entry-level MacBook Pro may get a power boost in 2020

https://www.techradar.com/news/new-macbook-pro-13-inch-spotted-with-10th-generation-ice-lake

 

52 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.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/excel-tips-every-user-should-master/

 

This HP laptop with a 10th-gen Intel processor is less than $500

Grab a four-core, eight-thread Intel Comet Lake Core i7 on the cheap.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3527839/this-hp-laptop-with-a-10th-gen-intel-processor-is-less-than-500.html

 

Xbox Series X at E3 2020 will be even more exciting than we thought

https://bgr.com/2020/02/20/xbox-series-x-price-specs-games-list-e3-2020/

 

What we could see in iOS 14

What Apple might have in store for the next major update to its mobile OS.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3528279/what-we-could-see-in-ios-14.html

 

Everything we know so far about Apple’s Tile-like ‘AirTag’ item trackers

https://9to5mac.com/2020/02/22/apple-airtags-features-release/#more-607502

 

How to downgrade from iOS 13 to iOS 12 on your iPhone

https://macpaw.com/how-to/downgrade-ios

 

7 clear-cut signs your phone or computer is infected with a virus or keylogger

https://www.komando.com/how-tos/7-clear-cut-signs-youve-been-hacked/456930/

 

How to Spot Fake News Online

Not sure which sources to trust when you're online? These browser plug-ins and online tools can help you figure out how to detect fake news sites.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-spot-fake-news-online

 

Encryption on Facebook, Google, others threatened by planned new bill

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-lawmakers-introduce-bill-threatens-141203113.html

 

WhatsApp Users Beware: Here’s How Chats Are Available To Anyone Via Google

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kateoflahertyuk/2020/02/22/whatsapp-users-beware-heres-how-chats-are-available-to-anyone-via-google/

 

White House plans 5G summit with global tech leaders as battle with Huawei continues

  - The Trump administration is planning a 5G summit with global tech leaders in April at the White House, officials said.

  - The meeting is part of the White House’s efforts to keep Chinese telecom giant Huawei from becoming dominant in next generation communications technology.

  - Behind the scenes, tech executives such as Microsoft President Brad Smith have been meeting with Trump to discuss maintaining American communications dominance.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/21/trump-plans-5g-summit-with-global-tech-leaders-in-huawei-battle.html

 

Got a Windows 10 Wi-Fi Problem? Here’s How to Fix It

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fix-windows-10-wi-fi-problems/

 

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.

https://askleo.com/why_is_there_so_much_spam/

 

Gmail Is Getting a New Super-Charged Search. Here’s How It Works

https://gearpatrol.com/2020/02/21/gmail-search-chips/

 

4 tips to avoid being phished

Protect yourself from today’s onslaught of phishing emails with these 4 security tips.

https://blog.avast.com/phishing-sites-go-undetected-by-almost-three-quarters-of-consumers

 

Unsigned Firmware Puts Windows, Linux Peripherals at Risk

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Unsigned-Firmware-Puts-Windows-Linux-Peripherals-at-Risk-86517.html

 

You can own Pacific Rim and 14 other movies in 4K UHD for just $5 each

Vudu's weekend flash sale includes The Accountant, Space Jam and Sully. Save a bundle adding them to your collection compared to Amazon.

https://www.cnet.com/news/you-can-own-pacific-rim-or-14-other-movies-in-4k-uhd-for-just-5-each/

 

MGM Hotel breach highlights need for sophisticated cloud security

Cybercriminals posted the information of more than 10 million customers on a hacker forum a year after the initial attack on a cloud server.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/mgm-hotel-breach-highlights-need-for-sophisticated-cloud-security/

 

Google: OEM Mods Make Android OS Less Safe

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10712/google-oem-mods-make-android-os-less-safe

 

Amazon’s blowing out SSDs starting at just $38, today only

https://bgr.com/2020/02/20/amazon-ssd-sale-best-prices-1tb-ssd-sk-hynix/

 

Getting started with two factor authentication

Unique passwords are essential, but they’re not enough.

https://www.macworld.com/video/101359/getting-started-with-two-factor-authentication

 

Apple support document details HomeKit router features, complicated setup process

https://9to5mac.com/2020/02/22/homekit-router-feature-setup/#more-633407

 

The 20 best iPad apps to download in 2020

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

 

4 essential ways to keep hackers out of your smart home security cameras

https://www.komando.com/privacy/keep-hackers-out-of-your-smart-home-security-cameras/704338/

 

How to View Files in Windows 10 Without Opening Them

Don’t like to wait for programs to boot up when you’re looking for a specific document? With the right tools, you can preview a variety of files in Windows 10 without opening their applications.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-view-files-in-windows-10-without-opening-them

 

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel: Restore Net Neutrality and Expand Internet to All

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/fcc-commissioner-jessica-rosenworcel-restore-154413536.html

 

Freespire 6.0: A Return to GNOME2's Simpler Linux Days

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Freespire-60-A-Return-to-GNOME2s-Simpler-Linux-Days-86522.html

 

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

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U.S. and Britain say Russia launched 'paralyzing' cyberattack on Georgia

State, private and media websites of Georgia were taken out by an attack on Oct. 28, including those belonging to the Georgian president's office.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/u-s-britain-say-russia-launched-paralyzing-cyberattack-georgia-n1139766

 

Know Your Network, Lesson 2: Understanding Your Router’s Admin Page

https://lifehacker.com/know-your-network-lesson-2-understanding-your-router-5831529

 

What Is an Encryption Backdoor?

https://www.howtogeek.com/544727/what-is-an-encryption-backdoor/

 

The mess behind Microsoft’s yanked UEFI patch KB 4524244

Patch Tuesday’s truly odd Win10 patch KB 4524244 wreaked havoc before it was finally pulled last Friday night. Since then, accusations have flown about Kaspersky, in particular, and Microsoft’s complicity in signing a rootkit. There’s plenty of blame to go around — and much more to the story.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3528302/the-mess-behind-microsoft-s-yanked-uefi-patch-kb-4524244.html

 

How to Use the Windows 10 DPI Fix Utility to Correct Blurry Text

Try this when your display isn't scaling properly

https://www.lifewire.com/use-windows-10-dpi-fix-utility-to-correct-blurry-text-4780539

 

Fox reportedly considers buying Tubi while NBCUniversal eyes Vudu

Reports last year said Walmart was thinking of selling its on-demand video service Vudu.

https://www.cnet.com/news/fox-reportedly-considers-buying-tubi-while-nbcuniversal-eyes-vudu/

 

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip review: Admire it, don't buy it

It's the best foldable I've used, but I still have concerns.

https://www.engadget.com/2020-02-21-samsung-galaxy-z-flip-review.html

 

YouTuber arrested for $1.5 million scam — here's how she almost pulled it off

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/2020-02-21-youtuber-charged-for-dollar15-million-scam-heres-how-she-almost-pulled-it-off-23932518.html

 

Google: OEM Mods Make Android OS Less Safe

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10712/google-oem-mods-make-android-os-less-safe

 

WINDOWS 10X: 7 BEST FEATURES

Windows 10X is coming to dual-screen devices, and these are the best features.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10x-best-features/

 

MGM Resorts hacked: 10.6 million guests have their personal data exposed on hacking forum

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-data-protection/mgm-resorts-hacked-10-6-million-guests-personal-data-exposed/

 

Malware Threats on Macs Outpace Windows For First Time Ever

https://gizmodo.com/malware-threats-on-macs-outpace-windows-for-first-time-1841610874

 

Fraudulent Login Attacks Against Banks Surge: Akamai

https://www.securityweek.com/fraudulent-login-attacks-against-banks-surge-akamai

 

Russia's GRU blamed for cyberattacks against Georgia.

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2020/February/WTW_2020_02_22.html

 

Android 11 Developer Preview: What's New?

5G support heads the list of new developer capabilities in Google's mobile OS update. There are plenty more new tools for app developers in Android 11, but we'll have to wait until later this year to see any user-facing changes.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/android-11-developer-preview-whats-new

 

Microsoft Defender is coming to Android and iOS to fight malware on your phone

https://www.komando.com/gadgets/microsoft-defender-is-coming-to-android-and-ios-to-fight-malware-on-your-phone/707906/

 

Everything You Need to Know About the New Firefox VPN

https://lifehacker.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-firefox-vpn-1841795750

 

How to Get Free Internet (at Home and In Public)

https://www.howtogeek.com/657634/how-to-get-free-internet-at-home-and-in-public/

 

Windows as we know it is dead; what comes next?

Microsoft’s recent organizational change combining the Windows and Surface groups will have a big impact on the quality, reliability, and innovation of PCs – and should result in higher customer satisfaction. While it puts PC OEMs at some risk, those that can pivot should see a stronger market and less segment drama. For those that can’t, the outcome will be dire.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3527860/windows-as-we-know-it-is-dead-what-comes-next.html

 

How to Fix It When Your Windows 10 Battery Is Not Charging

What to do when your computer is plugged in, but not charging

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-windows-10-battery-not-charging-4780832

 

The rock-bottom cheapest phone plans you can get today

Only suckers stick with the Big Four carriers, because small carriers can save you hundreds of dollars a year.

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-rock-bottom-cheapest-phone-plans-you-can-get-today/

 

Windows 10 icons are getting an overdue redesign

They should be at once more consistent and more distinctive.

https://www.engadget.com/2020-02-20-windows-10-icon-update.html

 

There Are Far More Americans Without Broadband Access than Previously Thought

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/4a142906-197b-3ba2-8559-2fcda331618a/there-are-far-more-americans.html

 

Hackers Were Inside Citrix for Five Months

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/02/hackers-were-inside-citrix-for-five-months/

 

Microsoft Defender antivirus coming to Linux, iOS, Android

Microsoft expands its Microsoft Defender ATP security solution to Linux, iOS, and Android.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-defender-antivirus-linux-ios-android/

 

ToTok chat app tells users to ignore Google’s spyware warning

https://www.grahamcluley.com/totok-chat-app-spyware/

 

Samsung's New Galaxy Buds+ Have Double the Battery Life and More Mics

https://gizmodo.com/samsungs-new-galaxy-buds-have-double-the-battery-life-1841583040

 

20,000 WordPress Websites Infected via Trojanized Themes

https://www.securityweek.com/20000-wordpress-websites-infected-trojanized-themes

 

New vulnerabilities in PC sound cards.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-rs-2020-02-22.html

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 vs. Galaxy S20+ vs. Galaxy S20 Ultra: Here's How to Choose

If you're thinking about picking up a new Galaxy phone but don't know which one is right for you, here's what's different in each model.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s20-vs-galaxy-s20-plus-vs-galaxy-s20-ultra-which-phone-should

 

App designed to keep families safe is secretly leaking your private info

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/app-designed-to-keep-families-safe-is-secretly-leaking-your-private-info/707924/

 

How to Enable Dark Mode in iOS and Android

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-enable-dark-mode-in-ios-and-android-1841770858

 

How to Troubleshoot Bluetooth Issues on Windows

https://www.howtogeek.com/508895/how-to-troubleshoot-bluetooth-issues-on-windows/

 

Edge roadmap reveals user requests — and work undone

Among other tweaks, Microsoft intends to roll out two syncing features — including one that links up browser add-ons between copies of Edge on multiple devices. User comments, however, reflect frustration at features that have not yet appeared.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3527196/edge-roadmap-reveals-user-requests-and-work-undone.html

 

How to Check RAM on Windows 10

Quickly see how much memory is available on your computer

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-check-ram-on-windows-10-4780513

 

China is buying most of the world's 5G phones, report finds

Nearly half of the planet's 5G smartphones were shipped to China last year, a new report finds.

https://www.cnet.com/news/china-is-buying-most-of-the-worlds-5g-phones-report-finds/

 

[Tip] How to Enable and Use “Windows Sandbox” in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-enable-and-use-windows-sandbox-in-windows-10/

 

Turn Off the TV: Why Cable and Satellite Companies Like Xfinity, Fios and Dish Network Are Dying

https://www.yahoo.com/news/turn-off-tv-why-cable-151600302.html

 

Encoding Stolen Credit Card Data on Barcodes

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/02/encoding-stolen-credit-card-data-on-barcodes/

 

MICROSOFT INTRODUCES NEW MODERN ICONS FOR WINDOWS 10

Microsoft continues its push of the Fluent Design overhaul for products and services with new modern icons for Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-new-modern-icons-windows-10/

 

Home anti-virus products put to the test by AV-Comparatives – which received the highest score?

https://www.grahamcluley.com/sponsor-av-comparatives-3/

 

Profiles Are Your Browser's Powerful Hidden Feature, and Here's How to Use Them

https://gizmodo.com/how-to-set-up-user-profiles-in-chrome-edge-and-firefo-1841520054

 

Georgia Blames Russia for Cyberattack, US, UK Agree

https://www.securityweek.com/georgia-blames-russia-cyberattack-us-uk-agree

 

The US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) disclosed that between May and July of 2019, one of its systems sustained a “data breach” that may have compromised personal data. According to Fifth Domain, DISA wrote affected personnel (who may number up to two-hundred-thousand) that their names and Social Security Numbers may have been compromised. 

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2020/February/CyberWire_2020_02_21.html

 

Gigabyte Updates Its Ultra-Compact Brix PC With 10th-Gen Intel Chips

10th-gen Core i3, i5, and i7 models of the NUC alternative will be available to buy soon.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/gigabyte-updates-its-ultra-compact-brix-pc-with-10th-gen-intel-chips

 

Microsoft’s disastrous Windows 10 security patch could break your PC

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/fix-windows-update-glitch/707251/

 

How to Check Your USB Devices for Unsafe Firmware

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-check-your-usb-devices-for-unsafe-firmware-1841773522

 

What Is Ambient Computing, and How Will It Change Our Lives?

https://www.howtogeek.com/547655/what-is-ambient-computing-and-how-will-it-change-our-lives/

 

February Win10 1903 and 1909 cumulative update causing desktops to disappear

Reports are starting to pour in about a bug — or maybe a conflict — with the February cumulative update for Win10 1903 and 1909, KB 4532693. Installing the patch may leave your machine with a swapped-out main profile, removing all of your desktop icons and moving files into obscure places. Fingers now point to Avira. There’s a fix.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3527271/february-win10-1903-and-1909-cumulative-update-causing-desktops-to-disappear.html

 

What Is Windows Hello?

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

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

 

The White House is reportedly planning a 5G summit to combat Huawei

The Trump administration will continue warning nations against using Huawei for 5G, a report says.

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-white-house-is-reportedly-planning-a-5g-summit-to-combat-huawei/

 

What is PortableBaseLayer Drive or Partition in Windows 10 Disk Management?

https://www.askvg.com/what-is-portablebaselayer-drive-or-partition-in-windows-10-disk-management/

 

How to identify and remove KidsGuard 'stalkerware' from your phone

https://www.yahoo.com/news/identify-remove-kidsguard-stalkerware-phone-180011964.html

 

2016 Again? Russia Back to Stirring Chaos in U.S. Election

Democrats have consistently criticized Trump for not doing more to deter the Russians and others, and now they have fresh evidence to support their concerns.

https://www.snopes.com/ap/2020/02/21/2016-again-russia-back-to-stirring-chaos-in-u-s-election/

 

How to reset the Outlook app when not working on Android

Here's a quick fix to get Outlook working again on your Android device.

https://pureinfotech.com/reset-outlook-app-not-working-android/

 

AV Comparative Summary Report 2019

https://www.av-comparatives.org/tests/summary-report-2019/

 

Private Equity Firm Trying to Take Over .Org Registry Pinkie Swears to Only Be Sort of Evil for a Limited Time

https://gizmodo.com/private-equity-firm-trying-to-take-over-org-registry-p-1841835506

 

Over 400 ICS Vulnerabilities Disclosed in 2019: Report

More than 400 vulnerabilities affecting industrial control systems (ICS) were disclosed in 2019 and over a quarter of them had no patches when their existence was made public, according to a report published on Thursday by industrial cybersecurity firm Dragos.

https://www.securityweek.com/over-400-ics-vulnerabilities-disclosed-2019-report

 

The UK and the US have formally blamed Russia for a wave of disruptive, politically-themed website defacements that hit Georgia in October 2019. British Foreign Secretary Raab called the GRU's campaign "reckless and brazen," an unacceptable attack on a sovereign nation. US Secretary of State Pompeo said the attempts gave the lie to Russian claims of being a responsible actor in cyberspace. 

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2020/February/CyberWire_2020_02_20.html

 

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 Has a Screen-Cracking Problem

Microsoft is investigating to discern if this is a design flaw in models of the laptop with an aluminum case.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-surface-laptop-3-has-a-screen-cracking-problem

 

One smart move every tech-savvy pro does every quarter and you should too

https://www.komando.com/how-tos/save-each-month-on-subscription-services/706929/

 

How to Enable Dark Mode in Android's Google App

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-enable-dark-mode-in-androids-google-app-1841768692

 

How to make Alexa lower her voice to a whisper

Want to chat with Alexa at night without waking everyone up? Give Alexa’s Whisper Mode a try.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3518369/how-to-make-alexa-lower-her-voice-to-a-whisper.html?utm_date=20200222034749

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Likely military data breach may have compromised service members' personal information

The Defense Department said about 200,000 people could have been affected, but there was no indication anyone's data was misused.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/dod-communications-hub-reports-likely-data-breach-n1140071

 

Attention cord-cutters: Redbox rolled out a free online streaming service with live TV

https://www.yahoo.com/news/attention-cord-cutters-redbox-rolled-135519368.html

 

Groupon is done selling you junk

It will end product sales to focus on ‘experiences’

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/19/groupon-exits-product-sales/

 

qimgv is an open source image viewer for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/10/qimgv-is-an-open-source-image-viewer-for-windows/

 

Stone gets 40 months and a rebuke from judge for lying to Congress

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/stone-gets-40-months-and-a-rebuke-from-judge-for-lying-to-congress/

 

SoftPerfect Cache Relocator for Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/softperfect-cache-relocator

 

8 Things that Bing Does Better than Google

https://www.maketecheasier.com/bing-better-than-google/

 

How to Manage Battery Usage per App in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/82343-manage-battery-usage-per-app-windows-10-a.html

 

Coronavirus domain names are the latest hacker trick

One site registered in Russia offers a coronavirus cure for $300.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/coronavirus-domain-names-are-the-latest-hacker-trick/

 

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

 

Signal Desktop

Chat with your friends and family and share media, all from the comforts of your computer desktop by employing this streamlined open source app

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Chat/Instant-Messaging/Signal-Desktop.shtml

 

Is this the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 secret weapon to take on the iPhone 12?

New leaks show Samsung is lining up an incredible display packed with new technology

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/is-this-the-samsung-note-20-secret-weapon-to-take-on-the-iphone-12

 

Popular Mobile Document-Management Apps Put Data at Risk

Most iOS and Android apps that Cometdocs has published on Google and Apple app stores transmit entire documents - unencrypted.

https://www.darkreading.com/mobile/popular-mobile-document-management-apps-put-data-at-risk-/d/d-id/1337110

 

If you absolutely have to keep using Windows 7, here’s how to stay safe

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/if-you-absolutely-have-to-keep-using-windows-7-heres-how-to-stay-safe/704322/

 

How to Use an Xbox One Controller on a PC

Connecting your Xbox One gamepad to your Windows 10 PC is almost as easy as connecting it to your Xbox One.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/how-to-use-an-xbox-one-controller-on-a-pc

 

Quantum tech company Nanoco files patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/quantum-dots-firm-nanoco-files-081527783.html

 

Google makes its Titan security keys available across Europe

The USB-C keys are now also available in Canada and Japan.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/19/google-titan-security-keys-expansion/

 

Disk Encryption program DiskCryptor fork with UEFI and Windows 10 support

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/09/disk-encryption-program-diskcryptor-fork-with-uefi-and-windows-10-support/

 

Microsoft patches IE vulnerability being exploited in the wild

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/microsoft-patches-ie-vulnerability-being-exploited-in-the-wild/

 

Best Cable Management Boxes available on Amazon

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/cable-management-boxes

 

How to Disable Netflix’s Auto-Playing Previews

https://www.maketecheasier.com/disable-netflixs-auto-playing-previews/

 

How to Manually Create a File History Backup in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/55671-backup-files-folders-file-history-windows-10-a.html

 

How to manage security and privacy in the new Microsoft Edge browser

There's a new version of Microsoft Edge in town based on Chromium. Here's how to manage the browser's security and privacy settings.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-manage-security-and-privacy-in-the-new-microsoft-edge-browser/

 

At a Glance: Crucial X8 SSD Review

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/306229-at-a-glance-crucial-x8-ssd-review

 

MobileFileSearch

Search for specific files inside your mobile device without wasting too much time and energy via this straightforward application with advanced search

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Mobile-Phone-Tools/Others/MobileFileSearch.shtml

 

New AirPods Pro Lite release date slips to June

AirPods Pro Lite production will also be hit by coronavirus problems.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/new-airpods-pro-release-date-slips-to-june

 

Firmware Weaknesses Can Turn Computer Subsystems into Trojans

Network cards, video cameras, and graphics adapters are a few of the subsystems whose lack of security could allow attackers to turn them into spy implants.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/firmware-weaknesses-can-turn-computer-subsystems-into-trojans/d/d-id/1337069

 

Hackers demanding nude photos in latest ransomware scheme

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/hackers-demanding-nudes/707457/

 

Galaxy Phone Users Worldwide Receive Mysterious '1 1' Notification

Samsung has since apologized for the notification, which was only meant to be seen internally.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/galaxy-phone-users-worldwide-receive-mysterious-1-1-notification

 

Gmail’s new filters make it easier to search your email

https://www.yahoo.com/news/gmail-finally-makes-easier-search-222556048.html

 

Mozilla’s latest Android app takes its VPN service beyond Firefox

It uses the newest WireGuard standard.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/19/mozilla-android-app-vpn-service-firefox/

 

Save Page WE is a Firefox and Chrome extension that can save webpages as HTML files

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/08/save-page-we-is-a-firefox-and-chrome-extension-that-can-save-a-web-page-in-a-html-file/

 

Adobe, VMWare issue patches for critical vulnerabilities

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/adobe-vmware-issue-patches-for-critical-vulnerabilities/

 

How to open a Blank Tab or Page when you launch Edge browser

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/open-a-blank-tab-or-page-when-you-launch-edge-browser

 

How to Use a Physical Keyboard to Type on Your Android Phone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-physical-keyboard-type-android-phone/

 

How to Add or Remove Feedback Button in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/139249-how-add-remove-feedback-button-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

5 free security apps to keep your Mac safe

Mac users, check out these five antivirus software options, which includes one antimalware app that is ideal for SMBs.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/5-free-security-apps-to-keep-your-mac-safe/

 

At a Glance: Adata SE800 1TB SSD Review

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/306252-at-a-glance-adata-se800-1tb-ssd-review

 

Search by Image for Firefox

Easily perform searches by images with this simple browser extension that allows you to use many search engines at the same time

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Mozilla-Extensions/Search-by-Image-for-Firefox.shtml

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra camera sets the standard for iPhone and Pixel to beat

The breakthrough camera you've been waiting for

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/galaxy-s20-ultra-four-reasons-its-camera-is-better-than-your-yours

 

Don't Let Iowa Bring Our Elections Back to the Stone Age

The voting experience should be the same whether the vote is in person, by mail, or over the Internet. Let's not allow one bad incident stop us from finding new ways to achieve this.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/dont-let-iowa-bring-our-elections-back-to-the-stone-age/a/d-id/1337063

 

7 essential Android security settings: 2FA, spot shady apps, location tracking

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/7-essential-android-security-settings/704326/

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Is America's First Unlocked All-Carrier 5G Phone

Which Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra model will get 5G in your country and why? We have the answers here.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s20-ultra-is-americas-first-unlocked-all-carrier-5g-phone

 

New York drops fight against T-Mobile-Sprint merger

https://www.yahoo.com/news/york-attorney-general-not-appeal-184403025.html

 

Teardown reveals how much hardware Samsung crams into the Galaxy Z Flip

But the folding smartphone is unsurprisingly difficult to repair as a result.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/19/samsung-galaxy-z-flip-teardown/

 

Tray Radio is a free internet radio player that can record streams and play music

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

 

MGM admits to 2019 data breach affecting 10.6 million customers

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/mgm-admits-to-2019-data-breach-affecting-10-6-million-customers/

 

How to set up and use calls in Your Phone app

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/set-up-and-use-calls-in-your-phone-app

 

12 Android TV Apps to Supercharge Your TV-Watching Experience

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-android-tv-apps/

 

How to Enable or Disable Auto Arrange in Folders in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/14856-enable-disable-auto-arrange-folders-windows-10-a.html

 

Data privacy: What consumers want businesses to know

A new PwC report reveals what customers expect when it comes to expectations of privacy surrounding their data.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/data-privacy-what-consumers-want-businesses-to-know/

 

Windows 10 Gets New Icons and Optional Driver Updates

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/306385-windows-10-gets-new-icons-and-optional-driver-updates

 

Duet Display

Employ your iPhone or iPad to extend the current workspace on your laptop so you can easily multitask using this user-friendly software

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Mobile-Phone-Tools/IPhone/Duet-Display.shtml

 

New iPhone 12 design brings back Touch ID in the weirdest way

This iPhone 12 keeps the notch, but not where you'd expect it

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/new-iphone-12-design-brings-back-touch-id-in-the-weirdest-way

 

DHS's CISA Warns of New Critical Infrastructure Ransomware Attack

An attack on a natural gas compression facility sent the operations offline for two days.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/dhss-cisa-warns-of-new-critical-infrastructure-ransomware-attack/d/d-id/1337086

 

Personal info of 10 million hotel guests, including Twitter CEO and Justin Bieber, leaked online

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/mgm-data-breach-affects-millions/707737/

 

As Photoshop Turns 30, Adobe Rolls Out Some Feature Tweaks

Adobe is marking the milestone with improvements to the Content-Aware Fill and Lens Blur tools, faster performance for common operations, and new additions to Photoshop for iPad.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/as-photoshop-turns-30-adobe-rolls-out-some-feature-tweaks

 

Redbox enters the free, ad-supported streaming market

https://www.yahoo.com/news/redbox-enters-free-ad-supported-185823490.html

 

Intel CC150: The Strange Case of the CPU With 8C/16T and no Turbo

A Chinese forum user has seemingly benchmarked this CPU that strangely lacks turbo boost.

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-cc150-cpu-specs-benchmark-results

 

Twitter is testing new ways to fight misinformation — including a community-based points system

A leaked demo features bright red and orange badges for tweets that are deemed "harmfully misleading."

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/twitter-testing-new-ways-fight-misinformation-including-community-based-points-n1139931

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Hackers exploit critical vulnerability found in ~100,000 WordPress sites

Flaw in ThemeGrill plugin lets attackers wipe sites clean and possibly take them over.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/02/hackers-exploit-critical-vulnerability-found-in-100000-wordpress-sites/

 

How to restart a Chromebook

Reboot your Chromebook

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-restart-a-chromebook

 

WHAT’S WINDOWS 10X? HERE’S THE BEST ANSWER.

Are you still wondering what's Windows 10X? Here's the best answer, and the details you need to know about the OS for dual-screen devices.

https://pureinfotech.com/whats-windows-10x-best-answer/

 

5 things about the Emperion Nebulus (Windows 10 on ARM phone) that worry us

The Windows 10 on ARM phone sounds great, but let's not get our hopes up yet.

https://www.windowscentral.com/5-things-about-emperion-nebulus-worry-us

 

US Govt Warns of Ransomware Attacks on Pipeline Operations

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-govt-warns-of-ransomware-attacks-on-pipeline-operations/

 

Hands on: Microsoft's Office app for Android is tuned for the smartphone generation

It can edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps, scan images using Office Lens, and create PDFs. There's more to come, too.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3527603/hands-on-microsoft-office-app-for-android.html

 

Google confirms it again removed alleged spying tool ToTok from Google Play

https://www.yahoo.com/news/google-confirms-again-removed-alleged-180634003.html

 

How to Legally Download Movies for Free to Watch Offline

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/download-movies-free-watch-offline/

 

How NOT to Get Scammed on Craigslist

https://askbobrankin.com/how_not_to_get_scammed_on_craigslist.html

 

How to Fix: Right Click Desktop Not Working (Spinning Circle)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10710/how-fix-right-click-desktop-not-working-spinning-circle

 

5 Microsoft Edge add-ons you should start using today

These Microsoft Edge add-ons will generate strong passwords, translate text, find a website's domain registration information, and make browsing more efficient.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/5-microsoft-edge-add-ons-you-should-start-using-today/

 

Bloomberg: iPhone SE 2 on track to launch in March despite coronavirus production delays, new iPad Pro in first half of the year

https://9to5mac.com/2020/02/18/bloomberg-iphone-se-2-release-date-ipad-pro/

 

How to take better screenshot selections in macOS

A number of extra keys can help you better shape a screen selection.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3520996/how-to-take-better-screenshot-selections-in-macos.html

 

How to use Opera’s tools to protect your privacy while browsing

It blocks ads and trackers natively

https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/20/21136772/opera-privacy-tools-private-network-browser-settings-security

 

This leaked iPhone 12 is so fake, but it brings back Touch ID and I can’t stop staring at it

https://bgr.com/2020/02/18/iphone-12-release-date-approaching-new-design-leak/

 

Chrome Tabs Keep Refreshing – What To Do

https://www.techjunkie.com/chrome-tabs-keep-refreshing/

 

Here’s how to avoid being tricked by coronavirus phishing scams

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/avoid-coronavirus-phishing-scams/707573/

 

Sling TV Loses Subscribers for First Time Amid Streaming Wars

The live TV streaming service recently hiked prices, which may have contributed to the loss of 94,000 subscribers in last year's fourth quarter, according to Dish Network.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/sling-tv-loses-subscribers-for-first-time-amid-streaming-wars

 

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

How to use Google Assistant in every situation

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

 

HOW TO EXCLUDE FILES AND FOLDERS COPY USING ROBOCOPY ON WINDOWS 10

Here are the steps to exclude one or more files and folders during a copy process using the Robocopy command-line tool on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/exclude-files-folders-robocopy-windows-10/

 

Microsoft breaks down new features coming to Office on iOS and Android

Microsoft will soon release more features built for mobile devices to its new Office app.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-breaks-down-new-features-coming-office-ios-and-android

 

Windows 10 KB4532693 Update Bug Reportedly Deletes User Files

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-kb4532693-update-bug-reportedly-deletes-user-files/

 

(Updated) Asus blames AMD guidelines for high ROG Strix Radeon RX 5700 temperatures

The turn of the screw.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3527873/asus-blames-amd-guidelines-for-high-rog-strix-radeon-rx-5700-temperatures-announces-fix.html

 

The Morning After: The Galaxy Z Flip's glass screen isn't as tough as we thought

https://www.yahoo.com/news/2020-02-17-the-morning-after-galaxy-z-flip-glass-screen.html

 

6 Ways You Can Be Tracked in Incognito or Private Browsing Mode

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-ways-you-can-be-tracked-when-in-private-browsing/

 

Here's Your Wireless Network Security Checklist

https://askbobrankin.com/heres_your_wireless_network_security_checklist.html

 

More Than 500 Rogue Chrome Extensions Removed

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10711/more-500-rogue-chrome-extensions-removed

 

Security holes in 2G and 3G networks will pose a risk for next several years

Despite the growth of 5G and 4G, older network technologies beset with certain security flaws will be around for many more years, says enterprise security provider Positive Technologies.

ttps://www.techrepublic.com/article/security-holes-in-2g-and-3g-networks-will-pose-a-risk-for-next-several-years/

 

First Alert rolls out AirPlay 2 support to its speaker-equipped ‘Safe and Sound’ smoke alarm

https://9to5mac.com/2020/02/18/first-alert-safe-and-sound-airplay-2/#more-632979

 

Why is Apple rolling out new OS features in February?

Mid-cycle feature updates benefit users and developers. Let’s make it a habit.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3526417/why-is-apple-rolling-out-new-os-features-in-february.html

 

Microsoft is bringing its antivirus software to iOS and Android

New Defender mobile apps will be available later this year

https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/20/21145388/microsoft-antivirus-ios-android-apps-software-defender-security-malware

 

Why spend $1,000 on a Galaxy S20 when this unlocked Android phone with 3-day battery life is only $219?

https://bgr.com/2020/02/19/galaxy-s20-price-insane-amazon-deal-moto-g7-power/

 

How To Make A Photo Collage

https://www.techjunkie.com/make-photo-collage/

 

Stay away from this alleged spy tool that’s been removed from the app store – again

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/chat-app-government-spy-tool/698180/

 

Microsoft's All-In-One Office Mobile App Now Available for Everyone

The new Office mobile app offers access to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in one place, adds an Actions pane, and makes image-to-document conversions easy. Get it now on iPhone and Android phones.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-launches-all-in-one-office-mobile-app

 

How to lock cells in Excel

Lock in on your Excel skills

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

 

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/

 

Microsoft confirms major Windows data-deletion bug (sort of) and offers an (awkward) fix

If your files were deleted due to the latest Windows Update, you might be able to get them back.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-confirms-major-windows-data-deletion-bug-sort-and-offers-awkward-fix

 

DRBControl Espionage Operation Hits Gambling, Betting Companies

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/drbcontrol-espionage-operation-hits-gambling-betting-companies/

 

Use your TV as a computer monitor: Everything you need to know

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2924203/use-your-tv-as-a-computer-monitor-everything-you-need-to-know.html

 

Galaxy S20 phone has a 108-megapixel camera. What does that even mean?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/galaxy-s20-phone-108-megapixel-101301646.html

 

Google Adds 1,000 Wallpapers to Earth View

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google-earth-view-wallpapers/

 

Geekly Update - 19 February 2020

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_19_february_2020.html

 

Millions of Dell, HP, and Lenovo PCs sitting ducks for firmware attacks

Other brands' machines likely vulnerable too

https://www.tomsguide.com/uk/news/windows-linux-firmware-hacks

 

How one company is using Ubuntu Linux to make its IoT platform safer and faster

Engineers at Bosch Rexroth have chosen an open source way to power their app-based automation platform, citing better security and faster time to production.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-one-company-is-using-ubuntu-linux-to-make-its-iot-platform-safer-and-faster/

 

watchOS 6.1.3 for Apple Watch available today with critical bug fixes

https://9to5mac.com/2020/02/18/watchos-6-1-3-for-apple-watch-available-today-with-critical-bug-fixes/#more-632951

 

How to stop receiving subscription renewal emails from Apple

Tired of getting emails every month about your app and service subscriptions billed through Apple? Here’s how to opt out.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3526454/how-to-stop-receiving-subscription-renewal-emails-from-apple.html

 

AMD graphics cards are allegedly overheating because the screws are too loose

Not something I think about when I’m upgrading my PC

https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/19/21144801/amd-graphics-card-gpu-overheat-loose-screw-pressure

 

Android apps will soon have a tougher time playing fast and loose with your location data

https://bgr.com/2020/02/19/android-apps-user-location-data-google-play-store-privacy-change/

 

The Best 5 Free & Affordable Alternatives to Quicken [February 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-quicken-alternatives/

 

Ring is forcing you to make this security change after recent privacy issues

https://www.komando.com/technology/ring-forces-2fa-on-users/707437/

 

Kingston IronKey D300 Flash Drive Is Secure Enough for NATO

The D300 is so secure, NATO has awarded the flash drive its Restricted Level Certification, meaning staff can use it to store and transport sensitive data.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/kingston-ironkey-d300-achieves-nato-restricted-level-certification

 

How to check if your identity has been stolen

Look out for these key signs of identity theft

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

 

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/

 

SteelSeries Rival 3 review: An excellent budget-friendly gaming mouse

For just $30, the SteelSeries Rival 3 is hard to beat.

https://www.windowscentral.com/steelseries-rival-3-review

 

Ring Forces 2FA On All Users to Secure Cameras from Hackers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ring-forces-2fa-on-all-users-to-secure-cameras-from-hackers/

 

Hands on: Microsoft's Office app for Android is tuned for the smartphone generation

It can edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps, scan images using Office Lens, and create PDFs. There's more to come, too.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3527603/hands-on-microsoft-office-app-for-android.html

 

Webcams are infiltrating your home. Here’s how to secure those on your computers

https://www.yahoo.com/news/webcams-help-keep-home-safe-120044086.html

 

The 5 Most Secure and Encrypted Email Providers

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-secure-encrypted-email-providers-online/

 

Samsung's $1,380 Galaxy Z Flip is without a doubt a better foldable smartphone than Motorola's $1,500 Razr for 8 big reasons

https://www.businessinsider.com/samsung-galaxy-z-flip-compared-to-new-motorola-razr-2020-2

 

New iPad Pro is getting a March release date

Triple camera array expected for Apple's next tablet

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/new-ipad-pro-gets-march-release-date-report

 

Cybercriminals get creative with tax scams ahead of April 15

Hackers are going after everyone this tax season, including the companies handling our most sensitive information.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/cybercriminals-get-creative-with-tax-scams-ahead-of-april-15/

 

Redbox now offers a free streaming service — here’s how it works

https://thenextweb.com/basics/2020/02/18/redbox-now-offers-free-streaming-service-how-it-works/

 

Getting started with 2FA: Secure your accounts now or regret it later!

Unique passwords are essential, but they’re not enough. You should secure all important accounts with two-factor authentication.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3520993/getting-started-with-2fa-secure-your-accounts-now-or-regret-it-later.html

 

Facebook sued by the IRS for $9 billion in unpaid taxes

The trial is expected to last for three to four weeks

https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/19/21144291/facebook-irs-lawsuit-9-billion-taxes

 

Leak reveals launch timing for a brand new product unlike anything Apple has made before

https://bgr.com/2020/02/19/iphone-12-release-date-soon-airtags-leak-announcement-coming/

 

How To Automatically Delete Chrome History After Closing

https://www.techjunkie.com/automatically-delete-chrome-history-exit/

 

Apple’s affordable iPhone coming next month – here’s what we know so far

https://www.komando.com/gadgets/2020-budget-iphone-rumors/704937/

 

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 Has a Screen-Cracking Problem

Microsoft is investigating to discern if this is a design flaw in models of the laptop with an aluminum case.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-surface-laptop-3-has-a-screen-cracking-problem

 

Microsoft finally acknowledges that Windows 10 has a serious problem – and explains how to fix it

The company is aware of the issue with the KB4532693 update

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-finally-acknowledges-that-windows-10-has-a-serious-problem-and-explains-how-to-fix-it

 

Ring cameras are more secure now, but your neighbors still snoop with them

Account security for Ring is much improved, but privacy concerns still abound.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/02/amazons-ring-finally-mandates-two-factor-authentication-on-all-accounts/

 

XP Pen Note Plus: Magical Notepad Records What You Write

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GrHxNP4Gks&t=6s

 

Emperion teases a 'phone' running Windows 10 on ARM that can run Android apps

Emperion packed Windows 10 on ARM and Android apps into a single phone. But is it just a PC shaped like a phone?

https://www.windowscentral.com/emperion-teases-phone-running-windows-10-arm-can-run-android-apps

 

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Teardown! - Where is the Glass?!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P52pqNMpXSU&t=0s

 

A Motorola Razr’s screen is reportedly peeling right on the fold

There’s an air bubble in the screen

https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/17/21141471/motorola-razr-screen-peeling-right-on-the-fold-input

 

The Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF System brings the best of 5G connectivity to you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngcPVHqqPSc&t=2s

 

New Green Technology from UMass Amherst Generates Electricity ‘Out of Thin Air’

Renewable device could help mitigate climate change, power medical devices

https://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/new-green-technology-umass-amherst

 

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon X60 5G modem has an audience of one: Apple

The first modem system that's good enough for the iPhone.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3527277/qualcomm-x60-5g-modem-apple-iphone.html

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Tue 1891 02/18/2020

Pay Up, Or We’ll Make Google Ban Your Ads

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/02/pay-up-or-well-make-google-ban-your-ads/

 

If You Struggle to Fall Asleep, a White Noise App Can Help

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/struggle-fall-asleep-white-noise-180000315.html

 

Inside Microsoft’s Bold, Dual Screen Future

Why Microsoft's new gadgets don't feature single, flexible screens

https://www.lifewire.com/inside-microsofts-bold-dual-screen-future-4772155

 

How to Find an App on Your iPhone or iPad Fast

https://www.howtogeek.com/656865/how-to-find-an-app-on-your-iphone-or-ipad-fast/

 

Phishing: How to Know It When You See It

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

https://askleo.com/phishing_how_to_know_it_when_you_see_it/

 

Here are two easy steps to double-check your iPhone's privacy settings

Take a few minutes to audit the privacy settings on your iPhone to keep your personal information private.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/here-are-two-easy-steps-to-double-check-your-iphones-privacy-settings/

 

Microsoft’s voting software is getting its first test in a small Wisconsin town

  - Microsoft has been working on software called ElectionGuard that will create a paper trail and assure voters their vote was properly tallied, the company said.

  - Tuesday’s Election Day in Fulton, Wisconsin, offers a chance for Microsoft to discover any problems and collect feedback.

  - Microsoft said it has been talking with all major companies that make voting devices.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/18/microsoft-electionguard-software-gets-first-test-in-fulton-wisconsin.html

 

Rise in Malware Using Encryption Shows Importance of Network Traffic Inspection

The criminal use of encryption to hide malware is growing rapidly. In the first half of 2019 the use of encryption by malware almost equaled the entire encrypted volume of 2018, and is not likely to slow. Today, nearly a quarter of malware communicates using TLS.

https://www.securityweek.com/rise-malware-using-encryption-shows-importance-network-traffic-inspection

 

Malware Threats on Macs Outpace Windows For First Time Ever

https://gizmodo.com/malware-threats-on-macs-outpace-windows-for-first-time-1841610874

 

How to Fix: Right Click Desktop Not Working (Spinning Circle)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10710/how-fix-right-click-desktop-not-working-spinning-circle

 

The 10 Best Sites for Reading Free Children’s Books and Stories Online

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-websites-reading-childrens-stories-online/

 

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

 

Fake news and misplaced trust.

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

 

New malware threats from the Google Play Store

https://www.komando.com/news/new-malware-threats-from-google-play/698444/

 

Qualcomm's New X60 Modem Provides Glimpse of 2021's 5G Phones

The new Qualcomm X60 modem could start appearing in phones toward the end of this year, and it will come along with or be part of the Snapdragon 875, or whatever Qualcomm's 2021 integrated chipset is called.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/qualcomms-new-x60-modem-provides-glimpse-of-2021s-5g-phones

 

Your iPhone 11 Pro Emits Twice the Amount of Radiation for Safe Use

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/iphone-11-pro-emits-twice-161200958.html

 

How to Use the Windows 10 DPI Fix Utility to Correct Blurry Text

Try this when your display isn't scaling properly

https://www.lifewire.com/use-windows-10-dpi-fix-utility-to-correct-blurry-text-4780539

 

How to Create a Shutdown Icon in Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/656672/how-to-create-a-shutdown-icon-in-windows-10/

 

What Is It About Attachments?

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

https://askleo.com/what-is-it-about-attachments/

 

Google just updated Google Maps. How to use its new commute tools

Google Maps on iPhone and Android has added several new features to make your commute smoother.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/google-just-updated-google-maps-how-to-use-its-new-commute-tools/

 

The newest folding phones from Samsung and Motorola are already breaking and attracting scratches

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/18/samsung-galaxy-z-flip-and-motorola-razr-phones-already-have-problems.html

 

Google Removes Mideast Android App ToTok

https://www.securityweek.com/google-removes-mideast-android-app-totok

 

It Appears U.S. Has a 'Smoking Gun' Confirming Huawei-Built Spy Backdoors

https://gizmodo.com/it-appears-u-s-has-a-smoking-gun-confirming-huawei-bui-1841613058

 

User Files Disappear After Botched Win10 Update

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10709/user-files-disappear-after-botched-win10-update

 

Avoid GetJar! Thousands of Free Mobile Apps With the Risk of Malware

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/getjar-thousands-free-apps-mobile-phone/

 

Microsoft expands forced upgrade for 1809 users

For Windows users still running the October 2018 Update – otherwise known as 1809 – Microsoft thinks it's time to move to 1909.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3518435/microsoft-expands-forced-upgrade-for-1809-users.html

 

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

 

Check Google Chrome! 500+ extensions spreading dangerous malware

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/chrome-extensions-spread-malware/707273/

 

Redbox Made a Streaming Service You Don't Need

Redbox's Free Live TV costs nothing and requires no login, but the channels aren't exactly original and other streaming services are available on more platforms.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/redbox-made-a-streaming-service-you-dont-need

 

Google's Nest security system to require 2-factor authentication for all users

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-apos-nest-security-system-151537409.html

 

Windows 10X Might Change The Way You Use Your PC

The dual-screen OS could bring some tasty updates to Microsoft's OS

https://www.lifewire.com/windows-10x-could-change-the-way-you-use-pc-4796430

 

How to Troubleshoot Bluetooth Issues on Windows

https://www.howtogeek.com/508895/how-to-troubleshoot-bluetooth-issues-on-windows/

 

I Think I’ve Been “Phished”, What Should I Do?

Phishing is epidemic. Legitimate-looking emails asking for sensitive information are often bogus. Phishing is on the rise, and you need to be aware.

https://askleo.com/i_think_ive_been_phished_what_should_i_do/

 

Best free games right now for Xbox, Stadia, PlayStation, PCs and Nintendo Switch

Play Bioshock, Call of Cthulhu, Metro: Exodus and more for free, via the Epic Game store, Stadia Pro, Xbox Live and other online game stores and subscription services.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-free-games/

 

‘Ditch the Disk’ group of tech execs is spurring the medical industry to move on from CD-ROMs

  - Radiologists inside big tech companies are rallying behind an effort called “Ditch the Disk.”

  - For Salesforce’s Ashwini Zenooz, it’s personal. She’s a radiologist but she’s also been a caregiver. 

  - The goal is to make it as easy to share imaging as it is to send a text message. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/14/salesforce-cmo-ashwini-zenooz-urges-healthcare-to-move-on-from-cd-roms.html

 

Over 22,000 Vulnerabilities Disclosed in 2019: Report

More than 22,000 vulnerabilities were disclosed in 2019 and over one-third had an exploit or a proof-of-concept (PoC) available, Risk Based Security revealed on Tuesday.

https://www.securityweek.com/over-22000-vulnerabilities-disclosed-2019-report

 

This Rooftop Microphone Alerts Drivers to Emergency Sirens Long Before They Can Hear Them

https://gizmodo.com/this-rooftop-microphone-alerts-drivers-to-emergency-sir-1841631768

 

The Best Smart Plugs to Amp Up Your Dumb Devices

https://www.reviewgeek.com/35008/the-best-smart-plugs-to-amp-up-your-dumb-devices/

 

The Galaxy Z Flip Foldable Phone: 5 Important Facts to Know

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/galaxy-z-flip-facts/

 

The perils of shouting 'fire' in a crowd of PC patchers

It happens over and over again. Microsoft releases a patch and the world panics. Dire predictions of doom stampede Windows customers into installing patches, then – poof! – the threat disappears. Who gets hurt when the industry cries “Wolf!”?

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3518439/the-perils-of-shouting-fire-in-a-crowd-of-pc-patchers.html

 

If you can't detect it, you can't steal it.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-rs-2020-02-15.html

 

Don’t fall for these clever Facebook Messenger scams

https://www.komando.com/social-media/clever-facebook-messenger-scams/707022/

 

Report: PlayStation 5 Costs $450 to Manufacture

An expensive cooling system and high demand for DRAM and NAND flash memory have pushed the price up.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/report-playstation-5-costs-450-to-manufacture

 

Samsung's new flagship smartphones are incredibly expensive and set a worrying precedent that 5G is only for those who can afford it

https://news.yahoo.com/flagship-smartphones-incredibly-expensive-worrying-190336958.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

How to Fix It When Your Windows 10 Battery Is Not Charging

What to do when your computer is plugged in, but not charging

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-windows-10-battery-not-charging-4780832

 

What Is Ambient Computing, and How Will It Change Our Lives?

https://www.howtogeek.com/547655/what-is-ambient-computing-and-how-will-it-change-our-lives/

 

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 music streaming: Spotify, Apple Music and more, compared

We compare the biggest on-demand music streaming services to find the best one for you.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/best-music-streaming-service-of-2020-spotify-pandora-apple-music/

 

The future of waste-to-energy technology

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/07/the-future-of-waste-to-energy-technology.html

 

F-Secure Patches Old AV Bypass Vulnerability

A vulnerability addressed by F-Secure in some of its business products could have been exploited to bypass their scanning engine using malformed archives.

https://www.securityweek.com/f-secure-patches-old-av-bypass-vulnerability

 

Britain Appoints Content Cops for Social Media

https://gizmodo.com/britain-appoints-content-cops-for-social-media-1841630287

 

Twitter accounts of The Olympics and FC Barcelona hijacked by OurMine hacking group

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/twitter-accounts-of-the-olympics-and-fc-barcelona-hijacked-by-ourmine-hacking-group-22331.html

 

iPhone Camera Not Working? 7 Common Issues and How to Fix Them

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/iphone-camera-not-working/

 

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

 

ClearSky outlines the “Fox Kitten” campaign, which it calls an Iranian operation directed primarily against the US and Israel. Fox Kitten has been active, ClearSky says, for three years, and it’s proceeded largely by exploiting VPNs and RDP. 

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2020/February/CyberWire_2020_02_18.html

 

IRS warning: One thing you need to do to protect yourself this tax season

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/irs-warning-multi-factor-authentication/707307/

 

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

 

How much data is needed for streaming?

https://news.yahoo.com/much-data-needed-streaming-100017355.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

The best blood pressure monitors for at-home use

For taking your blood pressure at home, try one of these devices that meet the American Heart Association's standards.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-blood-pressure-monitors-for-at-home-use/

 

Someone Built a Distraction-Free Cellphone With a Working Old-School Rotary Dial

https://gizmodo.com/someone-built-a-distraction-free-cellphone-with-a-worki-1841636089

 

Maximus Answer DualCam Video Doorbell review: That second camera is for keeping an eye on parcels

This is a good video doorbell, but you’ll need a subscription to get the most value from it.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3527454/maximus-answer-dualcam-video-doorbell-review.html

 

7 Features That Could Make Next Gen Consoles Awesome

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpeUPyF6ric&t=0s

 

Encoding Stolen Credit Card Data on Barcodes

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/02/encoding-stolen-credit-card-data-on-barcodes/

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Mon 1890 02/17/2020

The Future of Sensors for Self-Driving Cars: All Roads, All Conditions

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/305691-the-future-of-sensors-for-self-driving-cars-all-roads-all-conditions

 

Virtual reality may help relieve pain during childbirth

https://www.yahoo.com/news/virtual-reality-may-help-relieve-201858072.html

 

Palm Beach Elections Office Hit with Ransomware Pre-2016 Election

Palm Beach County's elections supervisor does not believe the attack is linked to Russian hacking attempts targeting Florida.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/palm-beach-elections-office-hit-with-ransomware-pre-2016-election/d/d-id/1337064

 

A tale of two ransomware attacks

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/a-tail-of-two-ransomware-attacks/

 

Manage Windows 10 Privacy Settings with Debotnet 

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/manage-windows-10-privacy-settings-with-debotnet

 

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/

 

How to Fix Cellular Data Not Working on iPhone and iPad

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-cellular-data-iphone-ipad/

 

How to Create and Restore a System Image Backup with Macrium Reflect

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/61026-backup-restore-macrium-reflect.html

 

How to Turn Multiple Google Home Devices Into a Connected Speaker System

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-turn-multiple-google-home-devices-into-a-connect-1841750139

 

Why You Should Ditch Amazon & Use LBRY to Buy Books and Movies

https://blocksdecoded.com/why-lbry-better-than-amazon/

 

Microsoft Could Make Its Dual-Screen Surface the Ultimate Gaming Machine

Microsoft’s new hardware push includes several new-generation models, including a dual-screen Surface Neo that’s projected to land in the holiday season of this year.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-could-make-its-dual-screen-surface-the-ultimate-gaming-machine-529210.shtml

 

CPU Death Match: A CPU Buyer's Guide for 2020 (No Matter Your Budget)

As with most other PC components, picking the right CPU is a delicate balancing act between price and performance. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the top CPU’s for a wide range of budgets.

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/cpu-death-match-cpu-buyers-guide-2020-no-matter-your-budget-124131

 

First Pixel 5 leak shows off a polarizing design for Google’s new flagship

Our first look at the Pixel 5

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/first-pixel-5-leak-shows-off-a-polarizing-design-for-googles-new-flagship

 

Ultrasonic bracelet jams the microphones around you

You could thwart eavesdroppers with your wristwear. (Can you envision yourself wearing this thing?)

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/15/ultrasonic-microphone-jamming-bracelet/

 

Your Mac isn’t as secure as you think – and hackers know it

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/mac-not-secure-as-you-think/707090/

 

US Officials Say Huawei Can Access Government Backdoors

Huawei has allegedly been able to carry out espionage for a decade by using legal backdoors meant for law enforcement in telecom equipment.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/us-officials-say-huawei-can-access-government-backdoors

 

'Mixed Reality' Goggles Will Give U.S. Army Soldiers Super Vision

https://www.yahoo.com/news/mixed-reality-goggles-u-army-194600741.html

 

DHS Warns of Cyber Heartbreak

Fraudulent dating and relationship apps and websites raise the risks for those seeking online romance on Valentine's Day.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/dhs-warns-of-cyber-heartbreak/d/d-id/1337062

 

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/

 

How to wipe Hard Disk and MFT clean to prevent recovery of deleted files

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-wipe-hard-disk-and-mft-clean-to-prevent-recovery-of-deleted-files

 

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/

 

How to Free Up your Hard Disk Space with CompactGUI

https://www.maketecheasier.com/free-up-hard-disk-space-compactgui/

 

How to Add Note to Collection in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/150615-how-add-note-collection-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

You Can Watch Shows for Free on Redbox's New Live TV Service

https://lifehacker.com/you-can-watch-shows-for-free-on-redboxs-new-live-tv-ser-1841718355

 

DIY Camera

https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/articles/diy-camera

 

Microsoft’s Next MacBook Killer Is Just Around the Corner

Microsoft will hold a new Surface event this spring, and by the looks of things, two of the models to be announced are none other than the Surface Book 3 and the Surface Go 2.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-s-next-macbook-killer-is-just-around-the-corner-529209.shtml

 

Nothing Will Be the Same: 5G Will Be Everything

The truth is that 5G networks will serve as a platform for the entire economy, bringing connectivity to firms and sectors that have not yet fully exploited the possibilities of the internet.

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/nothing-will-be-same-5g-will-be-everything-123546

 

PS5 price potentially revealed, and it's not pretty

Get ready to pay nearly $500

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/ps5-price-potentially-revealed-and-its-not-pretty

 

Next version of Chrome brings web AR and NFC to more users

Chrome 81's beta adds and expands support for the technology.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/16/chrome-81-beta-ar-nfc/

 

4 settings you must change on your video doorbell

https://www.komando.com/news/4-settings-you-must-change-on-your-video-doorbell/706599/

 

UK Regulator Gets New Powers to Take on Facebook, Twitter

Ofcom will now be able to enforce punishments against social media sites who are not doing enough to fight harmful content, but criticis are concerned about the effect it will have on free speech.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/uk-broadcasting-regulator-gets-new-powers-to-take-on-facebook-twitter

 

Mac software threats climbed 400% in 2019, more than Microsoft Windows, report says

https://www.yahoo.com/news/mac-software-threats-climbed-400-031511291.html

 

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

 

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/

 

Enable or disable Clipboard Sync across devices in Windows 10

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

 

MenuTools is an open source context menu extender for Windows Explorer

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/11/menutools-is-an-open-source-context-menu-extender-for-windows-explorer/

 

How to Save a Route on Google Maps

https://www.maketecheasier.com/save-route-on-google-maps/

 

How to Remove Content from Collection in Microsoft Edge Chromium

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

 

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

 

YouTube TV To Cancel Customers Subscriptions Using Apple’s In-app Payments

https://www.ibtimes.com/youtube-tv-cancel-customers-subscriptions-using-apples-app-payments-2922293

 

How to Use Microsoft Edge’s Task Manager in Windows 10

The new Microsoft Edge is here, and since it’s based on Chromium, it comes with a feature package that’s very similar to one of other browsers running on the same engine, including Google Chrome.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-to-use-microsoft-edge-s-task-manager-in-windows-10-529203.shtml

 

Bill Gates explains the main problem with electric cars after buying one

https://www.dexerto.com/cars/bill-gates-explains-the-main-problem-with-electric-cars-after-buying-one-1328723

 

The $1,500 Razr isn't good, and neither is its repairability score

Don't expect to fix the Razr yourself (if you buy one)

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/the-dollar1500-razr-isnt-good-and-neither-is-its-repairability-score

 

Ultrasonic bracelet jams the microphones around you

You could thwart eavesdroppers with your wristwear.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/15/ultrasonic-microphone-jamming-bracelet/

 

Microsoft’s disastrous Windows 10 security patch could break your PC

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/fix-windows-update-glitch/707251/

 

Redbox Made a Streaming Service You Don't Need

Redbox's Free Live TV costs nothing and requires no login, but the channels aren't exactly original and other streaming services are available on more platforms.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/redbox-made-a-streaming-service-you-dont-need

 

Researchers developing AI that could correct outdated information on Wikipedia

https://www.yahoo.com/news/researchers-developing-ai-could-correct-outdated-information-wikipedia-181230258.html

 

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

 

Philips WiFi light bulb vulnerable to attack

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/iot/philips-wifi-light-bulb-vulnerable-to-attack/

 

Windows 7 to Windows 10 Migration Tools

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

 

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/

 

Microsoft Edge (Chromium Version) vs Google Chrome

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

 

How to Upgrade to Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2267-upgrade-windows-10-a.html

 

Stop Paying for YouTube TV Through Apple's App Store

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

 

Google Home Vs Amazon Echo: A Comparison

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbes-personal-shopper/2020/02/14/google-home-vs-amazon-echo-a-comparison/

 

Hoxx VPN Proxy for Firefox

Protect your identity when going online and access content that's not available in your country by connecting to a proxy using this Firefox addon

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Mozilla-Extensions/Hoxx-VPN-Proxy.shtml

 

BEWARE OF MALICIOUS EXTENSIONS – GOOGLE CLEANS MORE THAN 500 EXTENSIONS

https://www.gizchina.com/2020/02/15/beware-of-malicious-extensions-google-cleans-more-than-500-extensions/

 

The 2020 iPad Pro will get 5G and blazing A14X chip (report)

The next iPad Pro will turn the speed up with 5G

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/the-2020-ipad-pro-will-get-5g-and-blazing-a14x-chip-report

 

Galaxy Z Flip teardown video looks inside Samsung's latest foldable

Get a look at its dual batteries and the new 'hideaway' hinge design.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/14/samsung-galaxy-z-flip-teardown/

 

6 Amazon Echo uses that’ll surprise you

(All "more FYI's" are made on a Chromebook)

 

The Future of Sensors for Self-Driving Cars: All Roads, All Conditions

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/305691-the-future-of-sensors-for-self-driving-cars-all-roads-all-conditions

 

Virtual reality may help relieve pain during childbirth

https://www.yahoo.com/news/virtual-reality-may-help-relieve-201858072.html

 

Palm Beach Elections Office Hit with Ransomware Pre-2016 Election

Palm Beach County's elections supervisor does not believe the attack is linked to Russian hacking attempts targeting Florida.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/palm-beach-elections-office-hit-with-ransomware-pre-2016-election/d/d-id/1337064

 

A tale of two ransomware attacks

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/a-tail-of-two-ransomware-attacks/

 

Manage Windows 10 Privacy Settings with Debotnet 

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/manage-windows-10-privacy-settings-with-debotnet

 

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/

 

How to Fix Cellular Data Not Working on iPhone and iPad

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-cellular-data-iphone-ipad/

 

How to Create and Restore a System Image Backup with Macrium Reflect

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/61026-backup-restore-macrium-reflect.html

 

How to Turn Multiple Google Home Devices Into a Connected Speaker System

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-turn-multiple-google-home-devices-into-a-connect-1841750139

 

Why You Should Ditch Amazon & Use LBRY to Buy Books and Movies

https://blocksdecoded.com/why-lbry-better-than-amazon/

 

Microsoft Could Make Its Dual-Screen Surface the Ultimate Gaming Machine

Microsoft’s new hardware push includes several new-generation models, including a dual-screen Surface Neo that’s projected to land in the holiday season of this year.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-could-make-its-dual-screen-surface-the-ultimate-gaming-machine-529210.shtml

 

CPU Death Match: A CPU Buyer's Guide for 2020 (No Matter Your Budget)

As with most other PC components, picking the right CPU is a delicate balancing act between price and performance. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the top CPU’s for a wide range of budgets.

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/cpu-death-match-cpu-buyers-guide-2020-no-matter-your-budget-124131

 

First Pixel 5 leak shows off a polarizing design for Google’s new flagship

Our first look at the Pixel 5

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/first-pixel-5-leak-shows-off-a-polarizing-design-for-googles-new-flagship

 

Ultrasonic bracelet jams the microphones around you

You could thwart eavesdroppers with your wristwear. (Can you envision yourself wearing this thing?)

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/15/ultrasonic-microphone-jamming-bracelet/

 

Your Mac isn’t as secure as you think – and hackers know it

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/mac-not-secure-as-you-think/707090/

 

US Officials Say Huawei Can Access Government Backdoors

Huawei has allegedly been able to carry out espionage for a decade by using legal backdoors meant for law enforcement in telecom equipment.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/us-officials-say-huawei-can-access-government-backdoors

 

'Mixed Reality' Goggles Will Give U.S. Army Soldiers Super Vision

https://www.yahoo.com/news/mixed-reality-goggles-u-army-194600741.html

 

DHS Warns of Cyber Heartbreak

Fraudulent dating and relationship apps and websites raise the risks for those seeking online romance on Valentine's Day.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/dhs-warns-of-cyber-heartbreak/d/d-id/1337062

 

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/

 

How to wipe Hard Disk and MFT clean to prevent recovery of deleted files

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-wipe-hard-disk-and-mft-clean-to-prevent-recovery-of-deleted-files

 

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/

 

How to Free Up your Hard Disk Space with CompactGUI

https://www.maketecheasier.com/free-up-hard-disk-space-compactgui/

 

How to Add Note to Collection in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/150615-how-add-note-collection-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

You Can Watch Shows for Free on Redbox's New Live TV Service

https://lifehacker.com/you-can-watch-shows-for-free-on-redboxs-new-live-tv-ser-1841718355

 

DIY Camera

https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/articles/diy-camera

 

Microsoft’s Next MacBook Killer Is Just Around the Corner

Microsoft will hold a new Surface event this spring, and by the looks of things, two of the models to be announced are none other than the Surface Book 3 and the Surface Go 2.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-s-next-macbook-killer-is-just-around-the-corner-529209.shtml

 

Nothing Will Be the Same: 5G Will Be Everything

The truth is that 5G networks will serve as a platform for the entire economy, bringing connectivity to firms and sectors that have not yet fully exploited the possibilities of the internet.

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/nothing-will-be-same-5g-will-be-everything-123546

 

PS5 price potentially revealed, and it's not pretty

Get ready to pay nearly $500

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/ps5-price-potentially-revealed-and-its-not-pretty

 

Next version of Chrome brings web AR and NFC to more users

Chrome 81's beta adds and expands support for the technology.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/16/chrome-81-beta-ar-nfc/

 

4 settings you must change on your video doorbell

https://www.komando.com/news/4-settings-you-must-change-on-your-video-doorbell/706599/

 

UK Regulator Gets New Powers to Take on Facebook, Twitter

Ofcom will now be able to enforce punishments against social media sites who are not doing enough to fight harmful content, but criticis are concerned about the effect it will have on free speech.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/uk-broadcasting-regulator-gets-new-powers-to-take-on-facebook-twitter

 

Mac software threats climbed 400% in 2019, more than Microsoft Windows, report says

https://www.yahoo.com/news/mac-software-threats-climbed-400-031511291.html

 

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

 

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/

 

Enable or disable Clipboard Sync across devices in Windows 10

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

 

MenuTools is an open source context menu extender for Windows Explorer

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/11/menutools-is-an-open-source-context-menu-extender-for-windows-explorer/

 

How to Save a Route on Google Maps

https://www.maketecheasier.com/save-route-on-google-maps/

 

How to Remove Content from Collection in Microsoft Edge Chromium

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

 

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

 

YouTube TV To Cancel Customers Subscriptions Using Apple’s In-app Payments

https://www.ibtimes.com/youtube-tv-cancel-customers-subscriptions-using-apples-app-payments-2922293

 

How to Use Microsoft Edge’s Task Manager in Windows 10

The new Microsoft Edge is here, and since it’s based on Chromium, it comes with a feature package that’s very similar to one of other browsers running on the same engine, including Google Chrome.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-to-use-microsoft-edge-s-task-manager-in-windows-10-529203.shtml

 

Bill Gates explains the main problem with electric cars after buying one

https://www.dexerto.com/cars/bill-gates-explains-the-main-problem-with-electric-cars-after-buying-one-1328723

 

The $1,500 Razr isn't good, and neither is its repairability score

Don't expect to fix the Razr yourself (if you buy one)

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/the-dollar1500-razr-isnt-good-and-neither-is-its-repairability-score

 

Ultrasonic bracelet jams the microphones around you

You could thwart eavesdroppers with your wristwear.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/15/ultrasonic-microphone-jamming-bracelet/

 

Microsoft’s disastrous Windows 10 security patch could break your PC

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/fix-windows-update-glitch/707251/

 

Redbox Made a Streaming Service You Don't Need

Redbox's Free Live TV costs nothing and requires no login, but the channels aren't exactly original and other streaming services are available on more platforms.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/redbox-made-a-streaming-service-you-dont-need

 

Researchers developing AI that could correct outdated information on Wikipedia

https://www.yahoo.com/news/researchers-developing-ai-could-correct-outdated-information-wikipedia-181230258.html

 

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

 

Philips WiFi light bulb vulnerable to attack

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/iot/philips-wifi-light-bulb-vulnerable-to-attack/

 

Windows 7 to Windows 10 Migration Tools

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

 

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/

 

Microsoft Edge (Chromium Version) vs Google Chrome

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

 

How to Upgrade to Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2267-upgrade-windows-10-a.html

 

Stop Paying for YouTube TV Through Apple's App Store

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

 

Google Home Vs Amazon Echo: A Comparison

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbes-personal-shopper/2020/02/14/google-home-vs-amazon-echo-a-comparison/

 

Hoxx VPN Proxy for Firefox

Protect your identity when going online and access content that's not available in your country by connecting to a proxy using this Firefox addon

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Mozilla-Extensions/Hoxx-VPN-Proxy.shtml

 

BEWARE OF MALICIOUS EXTENSIONS – GOOGLE CLEANS MORE THAN 500 EXTENSIONS

https://www.gizchina.com/2020/02/15/beware-of-malicious-extensions-google-cleans-more-than-500-extensions/

 

The 2020 iPad Pro will get 5G and blazing A14X chip (report)

The next iPad Pro will turn the speed up with 5G

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/the-2020-ipad-pro-will-get-5g-and-blazing-a14x-chip-report

 

Galaxy Z Flip teardown video looks inside Samsung's latest foldable

Get a look at its dual batteries and the new 'hideaway' hinge design.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/14/samsung-galaxy-z-flip-teardown/

 

6 Amazon Echo uses that’ll surprise you

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/6-amazon-echo-tips-and-tricks/707001/

 

TCL's Next-Gen Concept Features Slide-Out Display

Here's an early look at the next-generation smartphone TCL wanted to unveil at MWC 2020. It looks like a regular product at first, but the slide-out display extends its screen real estate and offers a tablet-like experience.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/tcls-next-gen-concept-features-slide-out-display

 

Is TikTok actually safe to use?

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/2020-02-13-is-tiktok-actually-safe-to-use-23925551.html

 

Leak: Intel is Planning a 400-500W Top-End GPU to Challenge AMD, Nvidia

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/306077-leak-intel-is-planning-a-400-500w-top-end-gpu-to-challenge-amd-nvidia

 

Australian court orders Google to reveal user who wrote a dentist’s bad review

An Australian dentist wants to sue someone who criticized his practice.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/14/google-unmask-author-of-dentist-negative-review/

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Sun 1889 02/16/2020

Activate This ‘Bracelet of Silence,’ and Alexa Can’t Eavesdrop

Microphones and cameras lurk everywhere. You may want to slip on some privacy armor.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/14/technology/alexa-jamming-bracelet-privacy-armor.html

 

Samsung's next budget smartphone has a triple-camera setup

https://www.phonearena.com/news/samsung-galaxy-a70e-renders-leak_id122291

 

The US says Huawei has been spying through 'back doors' designed for law enforcement — which is what the US has been pressuring tech companies to do for years

https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-says-huawei-spying-backdoors-114846171.html

 

Windows 10 update KB4532693 for version 1909 and 1903

Latest and older versions of Windows 10 are now getting a new cumulative update to address several issues, and here's all you need to know.

https://pureinfotech.com/kb4532693-windows-10-1909-1903/

 

Living with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

Samsung's latest foldable takes key steps in the right direction, post-Fold

https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/14/living-with-the-samsung-galaxy-z-flip/

 

The iPhone 12 could come with a custom-made Apple 5G antenna

It might mean a thinner iPhone

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-iphone-12-could-come-with-a-custom-made-apple-5g-antenna

 

Xbox Project xCloud on iPad is my dream come true, but it's just a start

I've been chomping at the bit to get xCloud on my iPad Pro, but it still has a lot of room to grow.

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-project-xcloud-ipad-everything-ive-ever-wanted

 

Got a Windows 10 Wi-Fi Problem? Here’s How to Fix It

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fix-windows-10-wi-fi-problems/

 

Mobile Phishing Campaign Uses over 200 Pages to Spoof Bank Sites

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/mobile-phishing-campaign-uses-over-200-pages-to-spoof-bank-sites/

 

So You Just Googled Youself...

https://askbobrankin.com/so_you_just_googled_youself.html

 

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

 

How to use the Firefox Performance tool to test site responsiveness

Web developers looking for site performance issues should be using this tool in the Firefox web developers toolkit.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-the-firefox-performance-tool-to-test-site-responsiveness/

 

USCYBERCOM Shares More North Korean Malware Samples

https://www.securityweek.com/uscybercom-shares-more-north-korean-malware-samples

 

Oklahoma mom credits Apple Watch with detecting SVT heart rhythm in her 13 year-old son

https://9to5mac.com/2020/02/15/apple-watch-svt-oklahoma/

 

How to take better screenshot selections in macOS

A number of extra keys can help you better shape a screen selection.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3520996/how-to-take-better-screenshot-selections-in-macos.html

 

MOTOROLA RAZR REVIEW: FOLDING FLIP PHONE FLOPS

What is a folding screen worth?

https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/13/21135809/motorola-razr-review-foldable-flip-phone-verizon-price-camera-display-battery

 

Busted: Huge malware operation targeted Google Chrome extensions

https://bgr.com/2020/02/14/google-chrome-extensions-more-than-500-removed-malware-operation/

 

How To Make A Photo Collage

https://www.techjunkie.com/make-photo-collage/

 

Check your phone! 9 popular apps are hiding malware

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

 

Don't Worry About This Busted Galaxy Z Flip

Samsung reached out to the customer immediately and replaced his damaged Galaxy Z Flip with an entirely new unit. Still, it's too early to tell if Samsung's latest foldable phone is durable or not.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/dont-worry-about-this-busted-galaxy-z-flip

 

Lenovo Chromebook C340-11: A budget friendly basic student chromebook

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/lenovo-chromebook-c340-11-budget-182902006.html

 

Windows 10 has a new Calendar app with redesigned UI and themes

Calendar app gets redesigned with new themes and a much improved user interface, and you can get it a try now.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-new-calendar-app-2020-preview/

 

Class action suit against Clearview AI cites Illinois law that cost Facebook $550M

https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/14/class-action-suit-against-clearview-ai-cites-illinois-law-that-cost-facebook-550m/

 

At nearly $20K, the world’s most powerful laptop makes the MacBook Pro look cheap

Eurocom Sky X4C could be money very well spent

https://www.techradar.com/news/at-nearly-dollar20k-the-worlds-most-powerful-laptop-makes-the-macbook-pro-look-cheap

 

Someone managed to get Windows 10X running on a laptop

Just days after the emulator for Windows 10X came out, someone has installed it on a laptop.

https://www.windowscentral.com/someones-managed-get-windows-10x-running-laptop

 

How to Use the Windows Snipping Tool for Your Screenshots

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-use-windows-snipping-tool/

 

US Govt Updates Info on North Korean Malware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-govt-updates-info-on-north-korean-malware/

 

Ready for Some Fun With Words?

https://askbobrankin.com/ready_for_some_fun_with_words.html

 

Windows 10's first PowerToys app allows custom Snap resizing and looks amazing

Download the installer to get started with the revamped PowerTools for Windows 10.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3436599/windows-10-powertoys-app-tutorial-for-beginners.html

 

Report: 9 times out of 10, hackers can attack website visitors

A Positive Technologies study finds 82% of web application vulnerabilities lie in the source code.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/report-9-times-out-of-10-hackers-can-attack-website-visitors/

 

3 Employees Suspended in $4M Puerto Rico Online Scam

https://www.securityweek.com/3-employees-suspended-4m-puerto-rico-online-scam

 

Google calls out Samsung for ‘unnecessary’ changes to Android’s kernel

https://9to5google.com/2020/02/14/google-samsung-android-kernel-changes-security/

 

Why is Apple rolling out new OS features in February?

Mid-cycle feature updates benefit users and developers. Let’s make it a habit.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3526417/why-is-apple-rolling-out-new-os-features-in-february.html

 

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

 

Behold: This is our first look at the Google Pixel 5 XL

https://bgr.com/2020/02/14/pixel-5-xl-release-date-far-away-render-shows-googles-new-design/

 

How To Edit PDF Documents [February 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/create-edit-pdf-documents/

 

Check your phone! 17 apps you must delete

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/17-android-apps-to-delete/701793/

 

Report: LG and Samsung Are Developing Portable Displays for Phones

The so-called 'Cloud Tops' will offer a 14.1-inch display for smartphones so there's no need to carry a laptop.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/report-lg-and-samsung-are-developing-portable-displays-for-phones

 

Lexus debuts a model with cameras instead of side-view mirrors in Europe

https://www.yahoo.com/news/lexus-debuts-model-cameras-instead-side-view-mirrors-175502277.html

 

How to prevent PC from waking up on Windows 10

If your computer is waking up randomly, it could be a scheduled task or peripherals, use these steps to fix the problem on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/prevent-pc-waking-up-windows-10/

 

‘Capitalism generates a lot of wealth depending on the situation’

In an extended interview, writer Ben Tarnoff weighs the ethics of technology

https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/15/capitalism-generates-a-lot-of-wealth-depending-on-the-situation/

 

Best Nvidia graphics cards 2020: finding the best GPU for you

The best from Team Green

https://www.techradar.com/news/nvidia-geforce

 

How to sign up and play Xbox Project xCloud Preview tests on iOS and Android

Microsoft takes Xbox on-the-go with Project xCloud Preview, its upcoming game-streaming service. Here's everything you need to know so far, and how to play ongoing tests.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-play-xbox-project-xcloud-preview-tests

 

4 MacBook Battery Replacement Options: From the Safest to the Least

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/macbook-battery-replacement/

 

Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 KB4524244 Issues and Pulls the Update

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

 

Geekly Update - 12 February 2020

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_12_february_2020.html

 

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is the iPhone moment folding phones have been waiting for

I got to use the Galaxy Z Flip for an hour and it changed my whole perception of folding phones.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3526607/the-samsung-galaxy-z-flip-hands-on-hinge-features-flex-display-specs.html

 

MIT finds massive security flaws with blockchain voting app

Researchers say hackers can alter, stop, or expose how an individual user has voted through the Voatz app.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/mit-finds-massive-security-flaws-with-blockchain-voting-app/

 

SweynTooth: Bluetooth Vulnerabilities Expose Many Devices to Attacks

https://www.securityweek.com/sweyntooth-bluetooth-vulnerabilities-expose-many-devices-attacks

 

Yeedi K600 robot vacuum review: Excellent cleaning without complexity

https://www.techhive.com/article/3526604/yeedi-k600-robot-vacuum-review.html

 

How to stop receiving subscription renewal emails from Apple

Tired of getting emails every month about your app and service subscriptions billed through Apple? Here’s how to opt out.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3526454/how-to-stop-receiving-subscription-renewal-emails-from-apple.html

 

New 3D Printing Method Takes Seconds

A container full of translucent liquid spins while a laser is used to harden the liquid to form a high-precision object.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/new-3d-printing-method-takes-seconds

 

Broadcom targets choppy audio with new Bluetooth chip

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/broadcom-targets-choppy-audio-bluetooth-100000907.html

 

Microsoft Store Presidents Day 2020 sale has huge PC discounts

You can save big on a new Windows 10 PC during the 2020 Microsoft Presidents' Day sale event the Microsoft Store and other retailers. Check out the most interesting deals here.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-store-presidents-day-2020-sale-pc-discounts/

 

Is tech socialism really on the rise?

Part 2 of our interview with writer/ethicist Ben Tarnoff

https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/16/is-tech-socialism-really-on-the-rise/

 

How to download YouTube videos for free

Download YouTube videos for offline viewing

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-download-youtube-videos

 

SSD vs HDD: Which should I have in my PC?

https://www.windowscentral.com/ssd-vs-hdd-which-should-i-have-my-pc

 

10 Windows 7 End of Life Alternatives

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-7-end-of-life-eol/

 

IRS Urges Taxpayers to Enable Multi-Factor Authentication

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/irs-urges-taxpayers-to-enable-multi-factor-authentication/

 

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

 

5 Reasons Why 2020 Is Going to Be Great for Video Games

If you're not hyped for 2020 yet, after reading this, you most certainly will be.

https://whatnerd.com/why-2020-will-be-great-for-video-games/

 

Voatz defends blockchain solution for its voting via app

The for-profit company wants to make absentee voting easier for members of the military, people with disabilities, and older adults, but its biggest test included only 15,000 voters.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/voatz-defends-its-blockchain-solution-for-voting-via-app/

 

Despite All Efforts, AMD Radeon GPU Drivers Reportedly Still A Mess – Black Screens, Stuttering, Flickering, Inconsistent Clocks And More Issues

https://wccftech.com/amd-radeon-rx-gpu-drivers-are-a-mess-black-screen-stuttering-flickering-issues/

 

Best robot vacuums: We name the most effective cleaners

Vacuuming is one of the most hated household chores. Here are your best choices for outsourcing it to some automated help.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3269782/best-robot-vacuum-cleaners.html

 

Competition is as competition does: The AirPods advantage

AirPods are good, but does that mean competition is over?

https://www.macworld.com/article/3526450/competition-is-as-competition-does-the-airpods-advantage.html

 

Microsoft promises Windows 10X updates will take ‘less than 90 seconds’

Windows Update is getting better on the 10X OS

https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/11/21133272/microsoft-windows-10x-windows-updates-fast-speed-details

 

Have trouble sleeping? This $39 white noise machine might change your life

https://bgr.com/2020/02/13/white-noise-machine-amazon-best-seller-price-discount/

 

How To Save A Screenshot As A PDF In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/save-screenshot-pdf-windows-10/

 

It’s not you – phones are designed to be addicting

https://www.komando.com/video/komando-picks/its-not-you-phones-are-designed-to-be-addicting/706924/

 

UK Regulator Gets New Powers to Take on Facebook, Twitter

Ofcom will now be able to enforce punishments against social media sites who are not doing enough to fight harmful content, but criticis are concerned about the effect it will have on free speech.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/uk-broadcasting-regulator-gets-new-powers-to-take-on-facebook-twitter

 

Roku CEO Anthony Wood On Disney+ Launch And Fox Distribution Snag

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/roku-ceo-anthony-wood-disney-004535125.html

 

15 Of The Best VST Plugins

https://beginnerguitarhq.com/vst-plugins/

 

One of the coolest Pixel 4 features might be coming to Chrome soon

https://bgr.com/2020/02/13/google-chrome-new-feature-live-captions/

 

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Initial Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLyEwmf95so

 

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: Our first 24 hours

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vA9TrIviFQ&t=0s

 

Galaxy Z Flip vs. Motorola Razr drop test

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfAwFV6uPZQ

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