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Try System Restore for Windows 10Category: Windows-10

https://askbobrankin.com/try_system_restore_for_windows_10.html

 

Microsoft Teams has new features that focus on communication across apps, locations, and roles

Microsoft Teams has a load of new features to let you reach people in several situations and setups.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-teams-has-new-features-focus-communication-across-apps-locations-and-roles

 

'Cloud Snooper' Attack Circumvents AWS Firewall Controls

Possible nation-state supply chain attack that cheated both cloud and on-premise firewalls acts like a "wolf in sheep's clothing," Sophos says.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/cloud-snooper-attack-circumvents-aws-firewall-controls/d/d-id/1337171

 

Clearview said its facial recognition app was only for law enforcement as it courted private companies

https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/27/clearview-facial-recognition-private-companies/

 

How to make a video online

Make stunning videos in your web browser with Adobe Spark

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/make-a-video-online

 

The best 1080p graphics card for PC gaming: Nvidia dominates

We explain the best graphics card you can buy for gaming at 1080p resolution.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3434614/best-1080p-graphics-card.html

 

Microsoft is retiring some Cortana support on Windows 10

Cortana loses music, smart home, and skills as Microsoft refocuses the assistant on productivity.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-retiring-cortana-windows-10/

 

Hackers Use Windows 10 RDP ActiveX Control to Run TrickBot Dropper

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-use-windows-10-rdp-activex-control-to-run-trickbot-dropper/

 

A security mishap left Remine wide open to hackers

https://www.yahoo.com/news/security-mishap-left-remine-wide-195212990.html

 

Don't be like Bezos: How to keep your phone from being hacked

Anyone can be a target of a Jeff Bezos-level data hack. Here's how to keep your phone protected.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/dont-be-like-bezos-how-to-keep-your-phone-from-being-hacked/

 

More PS5 specs accidentally confirmed by major accessory maker

https://bgr.com/2020/02/28/ps5-release-date-ssd-storage-leaked-key-ps5-specs/

 

FBI arrests neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen’s leader on swatting charges

He was allegedly part of a major swatting ring

https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/26/21154536/fbi-atomwaffen-division-neo-nazi-graveyard-irc-arrest-swatting

 

iPad 2020 rumors: iPad Pro trackpad keyboard rumored to be in production

Now that Apple allows mouse input on iPads, a trackpad keyboard for the iPad Pro doesn’t seem too outlandish.

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

 

Yikes! 3 billion images stolen from facial recognition database

Clearview AI suffers massive data breach

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/yikes-3-billion-images-stolen-from-facial-recognition-database

 

How To Send And Receive Text Messages On A PC Without A Phone

https://www.techjunkie.com/receive-text-messages-pc-without-phone/

 

Xbox Series X Quick Resume Works After a Reboot

Jump right back into multiple games where you left off even after a console reboot.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/xbox-series-x-quick-resume-works-after-a-reboot

 

Finally! Ability to restore your iPhone without a computer could be coming soon

https://www.komando.com/gadgets/iphone-restore-without-computer/708930/

 

Everything we know about Xbox Series X: Launch titles, specs, design, price, and more

Here's everything you need to know about the next-generation Xbox console from Microsoft: Xbox Series X.

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-series-x

 

Kr00k Wi-Fi Vulnerability Affected a Billion Devices

Routers and devices with Broadcom and Cypress Wi-Fi chipsets could be forced to sometimes use encryption keys consisting of all zeroes. Now patched, the issue affected a billion devices, including those from Amazon, Apple, Google, and Samsung.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/kr00k-wi-fi-vulnerability-affected-a-billion-devices/d/d-id/1337151

 

Senate passes ‘rip and replace’ bill to remove old Huawei and ZTE equipment from networks

https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/27/senate-passes-rip-and-replace-bill-to-remove-old-huawei-and-zte-equipment-from-networks/

 

Windows 10 is about to get its biggest change yet

Navigating your files will soon be much, much easier

https://www.techradar.com/news/windows-10-is-about-to-get-its-biggest-change-yet

 

How to use Windows' Your Phone app to connect your phone to your PC

Your Phone's most useful basic functions are already in place, with the flashier features still working their way through preview.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3445476/how-to-use-windows-your-phone-app-to-connect-your-phone-to-your-pc.html

 

Windows 10 update KB4535996 releases for version 1909 and 1903

Windows 10 May 2019 Update and November 2019 Update get new cumulative update to fixes a slew of problems.

https://pureinfotech.com/kb4535996-windows-10-1909-1903/

 

Windows 10 KB4535996 Update Fixes Search, Printing Issues

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-kb4535996-update-fixes-search-printing-issues/

 

5 truly useful features Samsung's cheaper Galaxy Buds Plus have that Apple's AirPods are missing

https://www.yahoo.com/news/5-truly-useful-features-samsungs-174435378.html

 

Windows 10: Containers are the future, and here's what you need to know

With two use cases for its containers, and five different container models, it would seem that Microsoft's container strategy is ripe for confusion. But that's not the case.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-containers-are-the-future-and-heres-what-you-need-to-know/

 

How to fix the annoying new Gmail bug that’s driving people crazy

https://bgr.com/2020/02/28/gmail-bug-android-app-empty-trash-spam-buttons-gone/

 

Google plans to invest $10 billion in US offices and data centers in 2020

11 states will see new or expanded facilities

https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/26/21154358/google-10-billion-offices-data-centers-investment-sundar-pichai

 

WatchOS 7 wishlist: 5 ways the Apple Watch could be even better

Things Apple could do that likely wouldn’t require a massive overhaul of the Apple Watch.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3529508/watchos-7-wishlist-5-ways-the-apple-watch-could-be-even-better.html

 

New Samsung Galaxy Note 20 designs show off never-before-seen specs

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 could have advanced health metrics, a built-in projector and more

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/new-samsung-galaxy-note-20-designs-show-off-never-before-seen-specs

 

How To Highlight Duplicates In Google Sheets

https://www.techjunkie.com/highlight-duplicates-google-sheets/

 

US Security Chief on Cyber Threats: We Alone Cannot Fix It 

If you see something, say something, CISA Director Christopher Krebs tells security industry pros at RSA. 'If everybody does work together...and shares information rapidly enough, we can build up better defenses.'

https://www.pcmag.com/news/us-security-chief-on-cyber-threats-we-alone-cannot-fix-it

 

Don’t believe your ears. Is voice cloning the future for clever scammers?

https://www.komando.com/technology/voice-cloning-scams/708999/

 

AMD tops NVIDIA in GPU sales, according to report

Another report now shows AMD above NVIDIA in GPU market share.

https://www.windowscentral.com/amd-tops-nvidia-gpu-sales-according-report

 

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

 

Amazon Transcribe can now automatically redact personally identifiable information

https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/27/amazon-transcribe-can-now-automatically-redact-personally-identifiable-information/

 

The best free YouTube to MP3 converter 2020: rip audio from videos

Save audio from YouTube videos with this free software

https://www.techradar.com/best/youtube-to-mp3

 

Firefox flips on default DNS over HTTPS to encrypt Internet traffic at the source

But a fight might be brewing.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3528916/mozillafirefox-default-dns-over-https-us-encryption.html

 

Windows 10 may get Start menu redesign without live tiles

Windows 10 may soon get a new Start menu without live tiles and with a new design that will bring back traditional icons.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-start-menu-without-live-tiles/

 

Chrome and Firefox Extension Lets You View Deleted Web Pages

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/chrome-and-firefox-extension-lets-you-view-deleted-web-pages/

 

What is the most common type of data breach?

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/most-common-type-data-breach-151521505.html

 

Fraud alert: Voice authentication platform analyzes 1,380 data points per call

Pindrop's dashboard scores the caller, the device, and the behavior to spot bad actors and authentic customers.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/fraud-alert-voice-authentication-platform-analyzes-1380-data-points-per-call/

 

I can’t stop staring at this video of a foldable ‘iPhone 12 Flip’

https://bgr.com/2020/02/28/iphone-12-flip-video-instagram-omg/

 

Amazon’s Eero routers get updated with Apple’s HomeKit support

A more secure smart home (for Apple customers)

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2020/2/26/21154531/amazon-eero-routers-apple-homekit-support-internet-connection-security

 

Font chaos in macOS Catalina and how to deal with it

If your work involves different varieties of fonts, you might be in for some trouble with macOS Catalina. Here are some techniques you can try to fix the situation.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3528553/font-chaos-in-macos-catalina-and-how-to-deal-with-it.html

 

iPhone 12 news gets worse: Coronavirus threatens significant delay

iPhone 12 launch might be delayed due to coronavirus-related factory shutdowns and travel limitations.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-12-news-gets-worse-coronavirus-threatens-significant-delay

 

How To Compress PDFs In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/compress-pdf-windows/

 

Google Earth Now Works on Firefox, Edge, Opera

After years of waiting and months of public beta, it's finally possible to use Google Earth in other browsers.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-earth-now-works-on-firefox-edge-opera

 

Data breach reveals Walmart, ICE and Best Buy’s dealings with facial recognition app

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/clearview-breach-retail-stores/708927/

 

Synology DS220j review: Compact, affordable, and perfect for NAS beginners

The affordable DS218j gets a refresh, and it's better than ever.

https://www.windowscentral.com/synology-ds220j-review

 

New Trickbot Delivery Method Focuses on Windows 10

Researchers discover attackers abusing the latest version of the remote desktop ActiveX control class introduced for Windows 10.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/new-trickbot-delivery-method-focuses-on-windows-10/d/d-id/1337207

 

NBCU’s Peacock streaming service adds hundreds of hours of A&E shows

https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/27/nbcus-peacock-streaming-service-adds-hundreds-of-hours-of-ae-shows/

 

Best free games 2020: the top free games to download on PC

Gaming can be pricey, so we've rounded-up the best free games on PC

https://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/top-40-best-free-games-you-should-play-today-695473

 

SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD review: Fast, tough and reasonably priced

The IP55 rating means it can fend off water and dust.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3527212/sandisk-extreme-pro-portable-ssd-review.html

 

MICROSOFT EDGE CHROMIUM ROLLING OUT THROUGH WINDOWS UPDATE IN RELEASE PREVIEW RING

Microsoft begins automatic rollout of the Edge Chromium version to replace the legacy version on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-edge-chromium-windows-update-release-preview-ring/

 

Hiding Windows File Extensions is a Security Risk, Enable Now

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/hiding-windows-file-extensions-is-a-security-risk-enable-now/

 

What is TikTok?

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tiktok-201218215.html

 

5 top 5G trends for 2020

This year will be a big investment year for 5G for many manufacturers and network operators. Find out what the experts predict will happen next.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/5-top-5g-trends-for-2020/

 

A closer look at Apple’s stunning leaked iPhone 12 design

https://bgr.com/2020/02/26/iphone-12-release-date-coming-leaked-design-closer-look/

 

USDA is holding back on rural broadband funding, senators say

Local providers that received FCC funding won’t be eligible for ReConnect grants

https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/26/21153910/rural-broadband-usda-reconnect-grants-wyden-fcc-digital-opportunity-fund

 

What is 802.11ay and what could it mean for the iPhone

This ultra-fast, short-range wireless technology is good for very specific uses.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3529349/what-is-80211ay-and-what-could-it-mean-for-the-iphone.html

 

Cheap Apple Watch 4 deal at Amazon: Price just plummeted to $299

The best Apple Watch 4 deal you'll find

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/cheap-apple-watch-4-deal-at-amazon-price-just-plummeted-to-dollar299

 

How To Fix HP Windows Laptop Won’t Shut Down

https://www.techjunkie.com/hp-windows-laptop-wont-shut-down-fix/

 

Feds: We Want to Scare State-Sponsored Hackers Into Getting New Jobs

FBI and Justice Department officials say naming and shaming suspected state-sponsored hackers is likely forcing their colleagues to think twice about continuing their line of work.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/feds-we-want-to-scare-state-sponsored-hackers-into-getting-new-jobs

 

Dangerous new online ‘challenge’ is sending kids to the hospital

https://www.komando.com/news/skullbreaker-challenge-sends-kids-to-hospitals/708906/

 

GameStop 'confirms' PS5 specs, features rival Xbox Series X

Both consoles seem quite powerful.

https://www.windowscentral.com/gamestop-confirms-ps5-specs-features-rival-xbox-series-x

 

Spotify’s redesigned iOS app gives the Shuffle Play button a sleeker look

More icons, fewer words is the idea behind the Spotify mobile redesign, which is “coming soon” to Android.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3529911/spotify-redesigned-ios-app-gives-the-shuffle-play-button-a-new-look.html

 

How To Speed Up Windows 10 – The Ultimate Guide

https://www.techjunkie.com/speed-up-windows-10/

 

Best tax software 2020: TurboTax, H&R Block, TaxAct, and TaxSlayer compared

Online tax-filing programs can help you file your taxes with the IRS, easily and conveniently, and in some cases, for free.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3528455/best-tax-software-2020-turbotax-hr-block-taxact-and-taxslayer-compared.html

 

Blue Screen of Death on Windows 10

https://askbobrankin.com/blue_screen_of_death_on_windows_10.html

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(More and more cancelation of tech events and business due to the coronavirus.)

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite leak reveals an affordable Android tablet with an S Pen

This mid-range tablet will have a stylus, unlike last year's S5E.

https://www.androidcentral.com/samsungs-galaxy-tab-s6-lite-specs-and-renders-leak

 

Sanders’ new tax policy raises alarms in Silicon Valley

  - A new tax proposal by Sen. Bernie Sanders raised concerns from Silicon Valley, including from a congressman leading his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

  - The proposal would tax nonqualified stock options of at least $100,000 at vesting for employees making at least $130,000.

  - Start-up employees are commonly offered stock options as part of their compensation packages to lure tech talent and critics of the bill fear it will make it harder for start-ups to compete with Big Tech companies for workers.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/28/sanders-new-tax-policy-silicon-valley-reactions.html

 

West Virginia backtracks on using smartphone voting app in state primary

Voters with disabilities will instead be able to use a system that prints out their completed ballot, which they can then mail in.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/west-virginia-backtracks-using-smartphone-voting-app-state-primary-n1145571

 

Apache Tomcat Affected by Serious 'Ghostcat' Vulnerability

https://www.securityweek.com/apache-tomcat-affected-serious-ghostcat-vulnerability

 

Why Doesn’t Blocking Email Senders Work?

Most email programs can block email from a specific address. Unfortunately, blocking email from a sender is ineffective when it comes to spam.

https://askleo.com/why_doesnt_blocking_email_senders_work/

 

Firefox to enable DNS-over-HTTPS by default to US users

https://www.yahoo.com/news/firefox-enable-dns-over-https-110007822.html

 

Just gimme some truth.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/caveat/17/notes

 

Microsoft looks to give Yammer a new lease of life; can it?

The once-popular enterprise social media app is getting a redesign and new focus on communities, but faces competition from the likes of Slack and even Microsoft Teams.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3529673/microsoft-looks-to-give-yammer-a-new-lease-of-life-but-can-it-do-so.html

 

How to Fix: Dell No Sound After Update (Inspiron 3760)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10717/how-fix-dell-no-sound-after-update-inspiron-3760

 

Apple Family Sharing Explained: What You Need to Know and How to Use It

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/set-family-sharing-share-apps-music-itunes-purchases/

 

HackerOne rewards bughunter who found critical security hole in… HackerOne

https://www.grahamcluley.com/hackerone-rewards-bughunter-who-found-critical-security-hole-in-hackerone/

 

[Tip] Disable or Remove Workspaces Feature in Opera Browser

https://www.askvg.com/tip-disable-or-remove-workspaces-feature-in-opera-browser/

 

FCC Proposes to Fine Wireless Carriers $200M for Selling Customer Location Data

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/02/fcc-proposes-to-fine-wireless-carriers-200m-for-selling-customer-location-data/

 

Store everything and more with this 5TB portable drive for just $100

Amazon is selling a 5TB WD external portable hard drive for $100.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3529910/store-everything-and-more-with-this-5tb-portable-drive-for-just-100.html

 

Astell&Kern SA700 digital audio player review: A sublime musical experience awaits the well-heeled audiophile

A near perfect marriage of industrial design and intoxicating sound make the SA700 a superb high-res digital audio player by any measure.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3528933/astellandkern-sa700-review.html

 

Facebook Quietly Cuts Off Sensitive Ad Data Before It Can Get Cambridge Analytica'd Again

https://gizmodo.com/facebook-quietly-cuts-off-sensitive-ad-data-before-it-c-1841839793

 

Apple planning over-the-air OS recovery for iOS devices based on iOS 13.4 beta code

https://9to5mac.com/2020/02/26/apple-planning-over-the-air-os-recovery-for-ios-devices-based-on-ios-13-4-beta-code/

 

Copy and paste not working on Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/copypaste-not-working-mac

 

2GB Raspberry Pi 4 Permanently Drops to $35

Falling RAM prices coupled with an eighth birthday celebration is being marked with a permanent price cut.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/2gb-raspberry-pi-4-permanently-drops-to-35

 

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/

 

Google restricts travel as coronavirus outbreak spreads and employee in Switzerland tests positive

  - A Google employee has tested positive for the coronavirus, the company confirmed.

  - The employee was at the Zurich office.

  - Google is restricting employee travel to Italy, Iran, Japan and South Korea, which have all seen a spike in COVID-19 cases. Uber also restricted employee travel on Friday. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/28/google-employee-diagnosed-with-coronavirus.html

 

Coronavirus provides unique opportunity to meddle in U.S. election, officials warn

The possibility of inflating fear of disease to keep people at home on Election Day shows how disinformation campaigns can potentially sidestep tech companies’ safeguards.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/coronavirus-provides-unique-opportunity-meddle-u-s-election-officials-warn-n1145331

 

Microsoft Boosts PUA Protections in Edge

https://www.securityweek.com/microsoft-boosts-pua-protections-edge

 

How Can I Automatically Reply to Spammers To Tell Them to Stop?

It's tempting to want to reply to spam, telling the sender to stop it (or worse). Not only is that ineffective, it often makes things worse.

https://askleo.com/how-can-i-automatically-reply-to-spammers-tell-them-to-stop/

 

Privacy warning over WhatsApp group chats as ‘they can be found on Google’

https://www.yahoo.com/news/whatsapp-privacy-group-messages-181702861.html

 

Application tracking in Wacom tablets.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/research-saturday/123/notes

 

Android file management: An easy-to-follow guide

From managing files on your phone to seamlessly syncing folders with your computer, this guide will turn you into a certified Android file master.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3221287/android-file-management-an-easy-to-follow-guide.html

 

WinX DVD Ripper: Convert / Play DVDs on Windows 10

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10716/winx-dvd-ripper-convert-play-dvds-windows-10

 

Does Your Mac Really Need a Firewall? What You Need to Know

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/mac-really-need-firewall/

 

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

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

 

[Tip] Disable Highlight Duplicate Tabs on Hover in Opera Browser

https://www.askvg.com/tip-disable-highlight-duplicate-tabs-on-hover-in-opera-browser/

 

Zyxel 0day Affects its Firewall Products, Too

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/02/zyxel-0day-affects-its-firewall-products-too/

 

This 1TB external hard drive from WD is just $40 now

The 1TB WD My Passport external hard drive is only $40 on B&H Photo, down from a list price of $70.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3529421/this-1tb-external-hard-drive-from-wd-is-just-40-now.html

 

You've just dropped cable TV? Here's what a cord-cutter should do next

Canceling cable needn't be the end of your cord-cutting journey.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3529688/what-cord-cutters-should-do-next.html

 

Twitter Suspends Dozens of Pro-Bloomberg Accounts for “Platform Manipulation and Spam”

https://gizmodo.com/twitter-suspends-dozens-of-pro-bloomberg-accounts-for-1841857103

 

The Rewind: iPod touch 7th-gen — a legitimate Apple Arcade portable gaming machine?

https://9to5mac.com/2020/02/26/the-rewind-ipod-touch-7th-gen-a-legitimate-apple-arcade-portable-gaming-machine/

 

What is HEIC and why are iPhone photos in HEIC format?

https://macpaw.com/how-to/what-is-heic-file

 

Feds: We Want to Scare State-Sponsored Hackers Into Getting New Jobs

FBI and Justice Department officials say naming and shaming suspected state-sponsored hackers is likely forcing their colleagues to think twice about continuing their line of work.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/feds-we-want-to-scare-state-sponsored-hackers-into-getting-new-jobs

 

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/

 

Amazon tells employees to pause nonessential travel in U.S. due to coronavirus

  - Amazon has started restricting all nonessential employee travel in the U.S. as the coronavirus continues to spread, a company spokesperson told CNBC.

  - In January, the company restricted employee travel to China "until further notice."

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/28/amazon-pauses-non-essential-travel-in-us-due-to-coronavirus.html

 

'Shark Tank' star Barbara Corcoran lost nearly $400,000 in phishing scam

All it took was one phony email address to bilk her out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, the real estate mogul said.

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/shark-tank-star-barbara-corcoran-lost-nearly-400-000-phishing-n1144051

 

Facebook Sues Analytics Firm for Data Misuse

https://www.securityweek.com/facebook-sues-analytics-firm-data-misuse

 

Why Does Email with a Lot of BCC’ed Recipients Bounce?

BCC is good for many things. Sending to many people at once isn't really one of them.

https://askleo.com/email-lot-bcced-recipients-bounce/

 

It's not you, it's them: Google, Alexa and Siri may answer even if you haven't called

https://www.yahoo.com/news/not-them-google-alexa-siri-100119354.html

 

The CyberWire Pro Policy Briefing for 2.28.20

At a glance.

  - US Cyberspace Solarium to reveal its recommendations on Super Tuesday.

  - Proposed revisions to FISA said to have White House support.

  - Europe (but not the EU proper) agrees to establish an intelligence college.

https://thecyberwire.com/newsletters/policy-briefing/2/40

 

10 steps to smarter Google account security

Give yourself some added peace of mind by giving your Google account a thorough set of security reinforcements.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3528554/10-steps-to-smarter-google-account-security.html

 

Chrome Users: Update Now to Patch Critical Bug

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10715/chrome-users-update-now-patch-critical-bug

 

The 10 Best Linux Email Clients

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-linux-email-clients/

 

“Shark Tank” TV star loses almost $400,000 in Business Email Compromise scam

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/shark-tank-tv-star-loses-almost-400000-in-business-email-compromise-scam-22386.html

 

[Tip] Disable New “Ctrl+Tab” Visual Tab Cycler and Restore Classic Tab Switcher Menu in Opera

https://www.askvg.com/tip-disable-new-ctrltab-visual-tab-cycler-and-restore-classic-tab-switcher-menu-in-opera/

 

Zyxel Fixes 0day in Network Storage Devices

Patch comes amid active exploitation by ransomware gangs

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/02/zyxel-fixes-0day-in-network-storage-devices/

 

Save with these pre-owned Surface Laptops and Samsung and Dell Chromebooks

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3528298/save-with-these-pre-owned-surface-laptops-and-samsung-and-dell-chromebooks.html

 

10 cool things you can do with Google Home devices

There's more to Google Home than just playing music and Googling trivia with voice queries.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3528911/10-cool-things-you-can-do-with-google-home-devices.html

 

Google Is Finally Making Android Apps Treat Your Location Information More Responsibly

https://gizmodo.com/google-is-finally-cracking-down-on-android-apps-that-tr-1841833117

 

Review: Scosche’s BaseLynx modular charger lets you create your perfect Apple device station

https://9to5mac.com/2020/02/28/review-baselynx-modular-charger-apple-devices/#more-634324

 

How to download files on iPhone and where to find them

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

 

Is AI-Enabled Voice Cloning the Next Big Security Scam?

Pindrop says it investigated about a dozen cases over the past year involving fraudsters using AI-powered software to 'deepfake' someone’s voice to perpetrate their scams.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/is-ai-enabled-voice-cloning-the-next-big-security-scam

 

Attention iPhone users: Apple may finally make a change you’ve wanted for years

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle/apple-iphone-defaults/707726/

 

Tim Cook says he's 'optimistic' that China has the coronavirus situation under control

  - Apple CEO Tim Cook said that he believes that China is getting the situation related to the COVID-19 coronavirus under control.

  - He also said that factories in China that make iPhone parts are reopening.

  - Apple warned last week that it will not meet its March quarter sales forecast because the coronavirus could hurt iPhone supply around the world and lower demand in China.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/28/apple-ceo-cook-optimistic-china-has-the-coronavirus-under-control.html

 

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

 

Cybercriminals Target Lincoln Health Care Company

https://www.securityweek.com/cybercriminals-target-lincoln-health-care-company

 

What’s This Confirmation Request I Got When I Emailed Someone?

Challenge/Response is a spam-fighting technique that forces you to prove you're human before your message will be delivered. It's controversial, to say the least.

https://askleo.com/whats-confirmation-request-got-emailed-someone/

 

This browser tool uses AI to fix an exploit even Mark Zuckerberg is afraid of

https://www.yahoo.com/news/browser-tool-uses-ai-fix-160612905.html

 

The CyberWire Pro Privacy Briefing for 2.28.20

At a glance.

  - Mobile carriers face fines for mishandling user location data.

  - San Diego children's hospital suffers data breach.

  - A Clearview AI breach of customer information hints at the scope of what the company collected.

  - Your Tesla seems to know an awful lot about you.

https://thecyberwire.com/newsletters/privacy-briefing/2/40

 

With a fix for the 'temporary profile' bug still elusive, Win10 1903 and 1909 customers should check Pause Updates

Microsoft has not yet acknowledged — much less fixed — the widely publicized bug in its February Patch Tuesday update that causes Win10 1903 and 1909 customers’ desktops to disappear. If you haven’t yet installed KB 4532693, make sure Pause Updates is still protecting you.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3528771/with-a-fix-for-the-temporary-profile-bug-still-elusive-win10-1903-and-1909-customers-should-check-p.html

 

Windows 10 Start Menu to be Redesigned

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10714/windows-10-start-menu-be-redesigned

 

The 9 Best Browsers for Linux

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-linux-browsers/

 

Beware secret lovers spreading Nemty ransomware

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/beware-secret-lovers-spreading-nemty-ransomware/

 

How to Increase Font Size of Reading Pane Text in Windows 10 Mail App?

https://www.askvg.com/how-to-increase-font-size-of-reading-pane-text-in-windows-10-mail-app/

 

Microsoft drops Cortana consumer skills in new Windows 10 update

Refocusing on productivity

https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/28/21157816/microsoft-cortana-windows-10-productivity-skills-assistant-update

 

This HP laptop packs a 10th-gen Core i5 for just $389 after a huge $210 discount

Jump into Ice Lake for a lot less than usual

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3528765/this-hp-laptop-packs-a-10th-gen-core-i5-for-just-389-after-a-huge-210-discount.html

 

Best high-resolution digital audio player: Which DAP reigns supreme?

https://www.techhive.com/article/3050398/best-high-resolution-digital-audio-player-which-dap-reigns-supreme.html

 

Here's How Google's Ultimate Account Protection Works, and Why You Might Need It

https://gizmodo.com/googles-advanced-protection-program-and-what-you-need-t-1841805326

 

Apple shuts down Clearview AI’s developer account for misusing enterprise certificate

https://9to5mac.com/2020/02/28/apple-shuts-down-developer-clearview-ai/#more-634353

 

The best external storage options for iPhone and iPad

https://macpaw.com/how-to/iphone-ipad-external-storage

 

Exclusive: Popular Baby Monitor Wide Open to Hacking

Parents rely on internet-capable baby monitors to keep a close watch over their infants. However, an investigation by Bitdefender and PCMag has found that hackers can also exploit some iBaby monitors to spy on those same children.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/exclusive-popular-baby-monitor-wide-open-to-hacking

 

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

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

 

Game Developers Conference postpones March event because of coronavirus

  - Game Developers Conference, a major event for video game programmers and designers, has been postponed.

  - The conference was scheduled for March and organizers didn't provide new dates.

  - GDC is one of several tech conferences to be cancelled in response to the spread of the contagious coronavirus.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/28/game-developers-conference-postpones-march-event-due-to-coronavirus.html

 

Swiss Court Finds That Clicking 'Like' to Spread Hateful or Defamatory Content May Be a Crime

https://gizmodo.com/swiss-court-finds-that-clicking-like-to-spread-hateful-1841819364

 

Netrunner Linux Still Goes Its Own Way at 'Twenty'

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Netrunner-Linux-Still-Goes-Its-Own-Way-at-Twenty-86534.html

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AMD Still Dominating Retail CPU Sales, but Coronavirus Could Hammer PCs

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/306561-amd-still-dominating-retail-cpu-sales-but-coronavirus-could-hammer-pcs

 

Coronavirus bursts Big Tech’s bubble

Keep calm and maybe panic a little.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/28/coronavirus-bursts-big-tech-s-bubble/

 

A Definitive Guide to Prolonging Your Device’s Li-Ion Battery Life

https://www.maketecheasier.com/prolonging-your-devices-li-ion-battery-life/

 

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

 

What Are “Freemium” Apps, and How Do They Work?

https://www.howtogeek.com/541706/what-are-freemium-apps-and-how-do-they-work/

 

Google Chrome 80 update cripples AZORult malware; Shuts down cybercrime marketplace

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/google-chrome-80-update-cracks-down-on-azorult-malware-97496/

 

Find Lost Websites With Wayback Machine's Browser Extension

https://lifehacker.com/find-lost-websites-with-wayback-machines-browser-extens-1841955779

 

The world's highest-resolution holographic display

https://www.cnet.com/videos/the-worlds-highest-resolution-holographic-display/

 

Rumor: Microsoft preparing to remove Live Tiles from Windows 10

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/27/rumor-microsoft-preparing-to-remove-live-tiles-from-windows-10/

 

How to Install Windows 10X Dual Screen Emulator in Windows 10

https://tinyurl.com/qm3gbwx

 

The latest Timex smartwatch has 25-day battery life

The Ironman R300 GPS costs just $120.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/27/timex-ironman-r300-smartwatch-fitness-tracker/

 

Iran maintaining on-going cyber efforts, no response yet to Soleimani killing

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cyberattack/iran-maintaining-on-going-cyber-efforts-no-response-yet-to-soleimani-killing/

 

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

 

Surge

Create music with the help of this complex open-source virtual synthesizer that uses a subtractive hybrid method of synthesis and is surprisingly versatile

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Audio-Mixers-Synthesizers/Surge-Synthesizer.shtml

 

The top 5 technologies that will change health care over the next decade

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/79e7d9ac-2d5a-3b22-afcf-10127453a04e/the-top-5-technologies-that.html

 

How to fix security warning accessing network files on Windows 10

If you're getting a security warning every time you try to open a network file, then try this workaround on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-security-warning-accessing-network-files-windows-10/

 

3 Things That Keep This Election Security Expert Up at Night

Aaron Wilson, Senior Director of Election Security at the Center for Internet Security (CIS), has three election-related concerns he believes are likely to occur.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/3-things-that-keep-this-election-security-expert-up-at-night

 

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/

 

FAT32 vs. exFAT vs. NTFS: What’s the Difference?]

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fat32-vs-exfat-vs-ntfs/

 

What Is Windows Hello?

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

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

 

How to Troubleshoot Bluetooth Issues on a Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/478347/how-to-troubleshoot-bluetooth-issues-on-a-mac/

 

How to use a PS4 Controller with a Windows 10 PC

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/use-ps4-controller-with-pc

 

Apple's 'Instant Notes' Is a Must-Have on Your iPhone or iPad

https://lifehacker.com/apples-instant-notes-is-a-must-have-on-your-iphone-or-i-1841934940

 

The best outdoor home security cameras of 2020

Weatherproof home security cameras take on the elements without complaint. Here are our favorites.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-outdoor-home-security-cameras-of-2020-arlo-pro-3-arlo-video-doorbell/

 

Categorize your files and folders using a tag based system with Tagging For Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/27/categorize-your-files-and-folders-using-a-tag-based-system-with-tagging-for-windows/

 

How to Enable or Disable Including Driver Updates in Windows Update in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/48277-enable-disable-driver-updates-windows-update-windows-10-a.html

 

Coronavirus bursts Big Tech’s bubble

Keep calm and maybe panic a little.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/28/apple-blocks-clearview-ai-iphone-app/

 

Munson Healthcare data breach exposes PHI

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/munson-healthcare-data-breach-exposes-phi/

 

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

 

Portable VoiceMacro

Handle your computer with the help of voice commands by resorting to this user-friendly piece of software that can also control apps via hotkeys

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/System/System-Enhancements/Portable-VoiceMacro.shtml

 

These $11 Silicone Ear Hooks Are the Only Thing That Stop My AirPods From Falling Out

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/11-silicone-ear-hooks-only-154848264.html

 

How to delete older versions of File History on Windows 10

If File History is using a lot of space, you can use the cleanup versions option to delete older files to better organize the backup and reclaim storage space.

https://pureinfotech.com/delete-older-versions-file-history-windows-10/

 

Are Russian Accounts Pushing Coronavirus Disinformation? Social Networks Aren't So Sure

The State Department says thousands of fake, Russia-linked social accounts are spreading lies about the coronavirus, but the social networks says they're in the dark. 'We’d love to get a briefing on this,' Twitter says.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/are-russian-accounts-pushing-coronavirus-disinformation-social-networks

 

This upcoming feature will make your iPhone even more useful

https://www.komando.com/technology/ios14-upcoming-feature/708395/

 

How to Log Out Of Google in Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/log-out-of-google-in-android/

 

How to Fix a Computer That Turns on but Displays Nothing

What to do when your computer starts but the screen is black

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-computer-that-turns-on-but-displays-nothing-2624443

 

How to Explore Cities in Apple Maps Using Look Around

https://www.howtogeek.com/566011/how-to-explore-cities-in-apple-maps-using-look-around/

 

How to use Port Query Tool (PortQry.exe) in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-use-port-query-tool-portqry-exe-in-windows-10

 

Check Your Asus and Huawei Routers to Fix This Wifi Vulnerability

https://lifehacker.com/check-your-asus-and-huawei-routers-to-fix-this-wifi-vul-1841958252

 

The strange, thorny and sometimes sleazy origins of 11 tech terms you hear every day

Even when tech jargon evolves from obscure geek-speak into mainstream vernacular, it doesn't lose one bit of its off-color charm.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/the-strange-thorny-and-sometimes-sleazy-origins-of-11-tech-terms-you-hear-every-day/

 

It took Google three years to add Firefox, Edge and Opera support to Google Earth

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/27/it-took-google-three-years-to-add-firefox-edge-and-opera-support-to-google-earth/

 

How to Open New InPrivate Browsing Window in Microsoft Edge Chromium

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

 

FCC proposes token fines for carriers that sold phone location data

The networks allegedly didn't do enough to prevent unauthorized access.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/28/fcc-proposes-carrier-fine-over-phone-location-data/

 

Clearview AI client list breached

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/clearview-ai-client-list-breached/

 

Google plugs for Chrome when Edge accesses search firm's services

Google is pushing warnings and alerts aimed at Microsoft Edge users who navigate to several of its services' websites, including the Chrome Web Store add-on market, Google Drive, Gmail and the company's default search page.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3530029/google-plugs-for-chrome-when-edge-accesses-search-firms-services.html

 

simplewall (Wfp Tool)

An easy way to configure the Windows Filtering Platform and decide which services and protocols are allowed to launch on your computer and which should be blocked

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Network-Tools/Misc-Networking-Tools/Wfp-Tool.shtml

 

The iPhone 12 will reportedly come with faster Wi-Fi, and this small change could have huge implications for Apple's future smartphone plans

https://www.yahoo.com/news/iphone-12-reportedly-come-faster-164752131.html

 

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/

 

Samsung's New OLED Display Emits Less Blue Light, Uses Less Power

It's certified as an 'Eye Care Display' and uses 15 percent less power than previous OLED panels.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/samsungs-new-oled-display-emits-less-blue-light-uses-less-power

 

Popular browser rolls out new feature to protect your privacy

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/firefox-dns-encryption-protects-internet/708407/

 

Protect Your Eyes with an Ocushield Anti Blue Light Screen Protector

https://www.maketecheasier.com/deal-ocushield-anti-blue-light-screen-protector/

 

How to Delete System Error Memory Dump Files

And get your disk space back

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-delete-system-error-memory-dump-files-4766895

 

How to Swap Left and Right Mouse Buttons on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/657837/how-to-swap-left-and-right-mouse-buttons-on-windows-10/

 

Fix NTLDR is missing, Press Ctrl-Alt-Del to restart error in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/ntldr-is-missing-press-ctrl-alt-del-to-restart

 

If You're Over 65 You May be Able to Get an Apple Watch Series 5 for $49

https://lifehacker.com/if-youre-over-65-you-may-be-able-to-get-an-apple-watch-1841957133

 

Apple will reportedly release iPad keyboard with a built-in trackpad this year

It'll be available at the same time as the new iPad Pro, according to The Information.

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-will-reportedly-release-ipad-smart-keyboard-with-a-built-in-trackpad-this-year/

 

Brave gets option to restore webpages that are broken or deleted

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/26/brave-gets-option-to-restore-webpages-that-are-broken-or-deleted/

 

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

 

Samsung is already working to fix the Galaxy S20 cameras

It's not even out, but reviewers have complained about quality and focus issues.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/27/samsung-galaxy-s20-ultra-camera-issues/

 

Bug bounty hunter numbers rising dramatically: HackerOne

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/bug-bounty-hunter-numbers-rising-dramatically-hackerone/

 

8 simple ways to clean data with Excel

Data is rarely properly formatted and structured when you import it. Try these eight tips for fast data cleanup in Microsoft Excel.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3436598/8-simple-ways-to-clean-data-with-excel.html?upd=1582926820320

 

Autorun Organizer

Easily manage the programs that automatically run every time you turn on your computer with the help of this intuitive piece of software

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/Autorun-Organizer.shtml

 

Intel Is Starting a Price War With AMD. Here’s What You Need to Know.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/11b5cda4-4f86-3ef9-b6cc-5c4ea9fec7f3/intel-is-starting-a-price-war.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/

 

Farewell iPhone Ports? iOS 13.4 Beta Tips Over-the-Air Recovery Feature

A new feature in the beta appears to let you restore a non-functioning iPhone without plugging it into a PC.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/farewell-iphone-ports-ios-134-beta-tips-over-the-air-recovery-feature

 

Report says Facebook isn’t being truthful about your data and new ‘privacy’ tool

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/facebook-privacy-tool-advertisers-fail/708402/

 

How to Create Thumbnail Sheets for Your Videos in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/create-thumbnail-sheets-for-videos-linux/

 

How to Use the awk Command on Linux

https://www.howtogeek.com/562941/how-to-use-the-awk-command-on-linux/

 

At a Glance: Crucial X8 SSD Review

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

 

GoodRx Shares My Prescriptions With Third Parties—and It's Perfectly Legal

https://gizmodo.com/goodrx-shares-my-prescriptions-with-third-parties-and-i-1841772965

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The new Office app now generally available for Android and iOS

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2020/02/19/new-office-app-android-ios-available/?ocid=2438669&MC=SecSys&MC=MachLearn&MC=OfficeO365&MC=Windows&MC=Virtual

 

Cord-cutters: Here's how to audit your streaming TV subscriptions so you don't waste money

Avoid sneaky subscription charges by checking out these links and tools.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3526830/how-cord-cutters-can-audit-streaming-tv-subscriptions.html

 

This device may make the low-end laptop obsolete

https://www.yahoo.com/news/device-may-low-end-laptop-103502577.html

 

Kr00k Wi-Fi Vulnerability Affected a Billion Devices

Routers and devices with Broadcom and Cypress Wi-Fi chipsets could be forced to sometimes use encryption keys consisting of all zeroes. Now patched, the issue affected a billion devices, including those from Amazon, Apple, Google, and Samsung.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/kr00k-wi-fi-vulnerability-affected-a-billion-devices/d/d-id/1337151

 

Reddit CEO: TikTok is ‘fundamentally parasitic’

https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/26/reddit-ceo-tiktok-is-fundamentally-parasitic/

 

Microsoft Wants to do Away with Windows 10 Local Accounts

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-wants-to-do-away-with-windows-10-local-accounts/

 

Firefox flips on default DNS over HTTPS to encrypt Internet traffic at the source

But a fight might be brewing.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3528916/mozillafirefox-default-dns-over-https-us-encryption.html

 

How to bring back legacy File Explorer search on Windows 10

File Explorer has a new search experience, but if it's not for you, it's still possible to switch back to the old search box– Here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-legacy-file-explorer-search-windows-10/

 

If Sony doesn’t announce the PS5 soon, it’ll have some huge problems

https://bgr.com/2020/02/24/ps5-specs-vs-xbox-series-x-sony-has-to-detail-playstation-5-hardware/

 

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

https://askbobrankin.com/review_pc_matic_gets_a_zero.html

 

How to check if your identity has been stolen

Look out for these key signs of identity theft

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

 

Leaked video shows off a peek view on the Surface Duo

A leaked video shows off a new way to interact with the Surface Duo.

https://www.windowscentral.com/leaked-video-shows-peek-view-surface-duo

 

RSA Red Team exercise highlights election threats from deepfakes and fake news

In a RSA 2020 simulation, the Red Team compromised email accounts, created deepfake videos and spread disinformation on Election Day in Adversaria.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/rsa-red-team-exercise-highlights-election-threats-from-deepfakes-and-fake-news/

 

Firefox turns controversial new encryption on by default in the US

DNS over HTTPS will be rolling out over the coming weeks

https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/25/21152335/mozilla-firefox-dns-over-https-web-privacy-security-encryption

 

Can’t enable FileVault? An errant set of files may be blocking you

Some users are told that an institutional key has already been set on their Mac, even though they’re not part of an institution at all.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3528850/can-t-enable-filevault-an-errant-set-of-files-may-be-blocking-you.html

 

How To Send And Receive Text Messages On A PC Without A Phone

https://www.techjunkie.com/receive-text-messages-pc-without-phone/

 

The FTC is paying tech support scam victims – here’s how to get your cut

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/ftc-pays-tech-support-scam-victims/708583/

 

Which Controllers Work With Stadia, PS Now, xCloud, and Nvidia GeForce Now?

It's not always clear what controllers can be used with which video game streaming service. Here's what gamepads are compatible with services from Google, Sony, Microsoft, and Nvidia.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/video-game-streaming-which-controllers-can-i-use

 

Facebook would have to pay $3.50 per month to U.S. users for sharing contact info: study

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/facebook-pay-3-50-per-191205640.html

 

Emotet Resurfaces to Drive 145% of Threats in Q4 2019

Analysis of 92 billion rejected emails reveals a range of simple and complex attack techniques for the last quarter of 2019.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/emotet-resurfaces-to-drive-145--of-threats-in-q4-2019/d/d-id/1337147

 

LG’s latest has an optional second screen and a headphone jack

https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/26/lgs-latest-has-an-optional-second-screen-and-a-headphone-jack/

 

Credit Card Skimmer Running on 13 Sites, Despite Notification

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/credit-card-skimmer-running-on-13-sites-despite-notification/

 

Microsoft tasks its Defender antimalware with securing corporate Android and iOS phones

Though Microsoft Defender may eventually hit your smartphone, corporate clients appear to be the priority for now.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3528549/microsoft-tasks-its-defender-antimalware-with-securing-corporate-android-and-ios-phones.html

 

How to fix security warning accessing network files on Windows 10

If you're getting a security warning every time you try to open a network file, then try this workaround on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-security-warning-accessing-network-files-windows-10/

 

Beyond the Internet: Explore the Universe

https://askbobrankin.com/beyond_the_internet_explore_the_universe.html

 

How to delete apps from an iPhone

Ditch what you don't use

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-delete-apps-from-an-iphone

 

LG gram 17 (2020) review: The best big Ultrabook around just got even better

There is only one Ultrabook with a massive 17-inch display. Luckily, it's also an outstanding laptop, now with even better hardware.

https://www.windowscentral.com/lg-gram-17-2020-review

 

Android 11: The six best features

The Android 11 developer preview was recently released. Learn about the standout features in this upgrade to the Google platform.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/android-11-the-six-best-features/

 

Gmail got an awesome new feature you might never notice, but you’ll love anyway

https://bgr.com/2020/02/26/gmail-new-features-anti-malware-office-attachment-scanner/

 

China reportedly using WeChat and Twitter to find and silence people sharing coronavirus information

The government’s mishandling of the outbreak has prompted citizen protests

https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/24/21151404/china-wechat-twitter-coronavirus-critics-protest-information-share

 

ARM Macs are coming, three years after Apple’s attitude change

It was easier to stay on Intel, but the Mac’s future requires a chip transition.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3529428/arm-macs-are-coming-three-years-after-apples-attitude-change.html

 

Samsung admits data breach following Find My Mobile fail

Samsung confirms that error leaked personal information

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/samsung-admits-data-breach-following-find-my-mobile-fail

 

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

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-lightweight-antivirus/

 

Create a shopping list with this simple trick on your Echo Show

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/create-a-shopping-list-with-this-simple-trick-on-your-echo-show/706330/

 

How to Combine Multiple Hard Drives With Windows' Storage Spaces

With the Windows Storage Spaces tool, you can pair your hard drives together to consolidate data and add redundancies to all your drives. Here's how to get started.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-combine-multiple-hard-drives-with-windows-storage-spaces

 

So You Wanna Get 5G?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/wanna-5g-093025157.html

 

Cryptographers Panel Tackles Espionage, Elections & Blockchain

Encryption experts gave insights into the Crypto AG revelations, delved into complexities of the "right to be forgotten," and more at RSA Conference.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/cryptographers-panel-tackles-espionage-elections-and-blockchain/d/d-id/1337142

 

Why social networks want even more gaming

In Part 2 of our series, we explore why social networks will compete to be virtual worlds

Eric Peckham@epeckham / 9:09 am CST • February 26, 2020

https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/26/why-social-networks-want-even-more-gaming/

 

Mozilla Enables DNS-over-HTTPS by Default for All USA Users

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/mozilla-enables-dns-over-https-by-default-for-all-usa-users/

 

Be Quiet!'s Pure Base 500 case offers more than just silent computing

You have the option to show off your build, too.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3528883/be-quiets-pure-base-500-case-offers-more-than-just-silent-computing.html

 

How to delete older versions of File History on Windows 10

If File History is using a lot of space, you can use the cleanup versions option to delete older files to better organize the backup and reclaim storage space.

https://pureinfotech.com/delete-older-versions-file-history-windows-10/

 

Does Your Computer Need a Sandbox?

https://askbobrankin.com/does_your_computer_need_a_sandbox.html

 

How to download music from SoundCloud

The easy way to save your favorite tracks

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

 

Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 re-review: Three months later, has it fallen apart yet?

Many people wonder how accessories as expensive as this last over time, so we've decided to do a 3-month re-review to let you know how it's doing.

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-elite-controller-series-2-re-review-three-months-later

 

RSA: What it's like to attend a tech conference during the coronavirus epidemic

San Francisco is the site of the RSA 2020 conference, which took place despite cancellations from IBM, Verizon and AT&T.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/rsa-what-its-like-to-attend-the-first-tech-conference-after-the-coronavirus-epidemic/

 

Leaked iOS feature will be vital for future iPhones with no ports

https://bgr.com/2020/02/26/iphone-leak-ios-13-new-feature-os-recovery-online/

 

TurboTax maker is spending $7.1 billion to buy Credit Karma, a free tax service competitor

Credit Karma is known for free credit checks

https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/24/21150609/turbo-tax-credit-karma-intuit-purchase-competitor-credit-checks

 

What is 802.11ay and what could it mean for the iPhone

This ultra-fast, short-range wireless technology is good for very specific uses.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3529349/what-is-80211ay-and-what-could-it-mean-for-the-iphone.html

 

Hulu gets exclusive rights to Parasite in blow to Netflix

Hulu is the only place to stream Parasite

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/hulu-gets-exclusive-rights-to-parasite-in-blow-to-netflix

 

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

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

 

This simple iPhone task could expose your personal data

https://www.komando.com/news/this-simple-iphone-task-could-expose-your-personal-data/708180/

 

Is AI-Enabled Voice Cloning the Next Big Security Scam?

Pindrop says it investigated about a dozen cases over the past year involving fraudsters using AI-powered software to 'deepfake' someone’s voice to perpetrate their scams.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/is-ai-enabled-voice-cloning-the-next-big-security-scam

 

Qualcomm unveils latest 5G Snapdragon chip

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/qualcomm-unveils-latest-5g-snapdragon-191203477.html

 

Latest Security News from RSAC 2020

Check out Dark Reading's updated, exclusive coverage of the news and security themes that are dominating RSA Conference 2020 in San Francisco.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/latest-security-news-from-rsac-2020/d/d-id/1337045

 

Streaming services accounted for nearly 80% of all music revenue in 2019

https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/26/streaming-services-accounted-for-nearly-80-of-all-music-revenue-in-2019/

 

DoppelPaymer Ransomware Launches Site to Post Victim's Data

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/doppelpaymer-ransomware-launches-site-to-post-victims-data/

 

How to use Windows' Your Phone app to connect your phone to your PC

Your Phone's most useful basic functions are already in place, with the flashier features still working their way through preview.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3445476/how-to-use-windows-your-phone-app-to-connect-your-phone-to-your-pc.html

 

How to delete specific files from File History manually on Windows 10

If you have no longer need certain files backed up by File History, use these steps to remove them manually on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/delete-files-filehistory-manually-windows-10/

 

Do You Know the Signs of Identity Theft?

https://askbobrankin.com/do_you_know_the_signs_of_identity_theft.html'

 

How to get started with a VPN in Linux

Command line private networks

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-get-started-with-a-vpn-in-linux

 

Windows 10 live tiles may not be long for this world, new Start Menu could be imminent

Live tiles could be dead and on their way out, according to a new report.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-live-tiles-arent-long-world-new-start-menu-could-be-imminent

 

Artificial intelligence uncovers outrageous employee expense reports

AI platforms are flagging expenses ranging from first-class airline tickets to strip clubs, according to AppZen.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/artificial-intelligence-uncovers-outrageous-employee-expense-reports/

 

Xbox Series X will prove cloud gaming isn’t the death of home consoles

https://bgr.com/2020/02/26/xbox-series-x-cloud-gaming-xcloud-death-of-consoles/

 

iHeartRadio is now turning podcasts into books

Keep diversifying that podcast revenue

https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/21/21146958/podcast-books-iheartmedia-stuff-you-should-know-flatiron-release

 

Apple's MacBook Air is $300 off and cheaper than ever today

Take $300 off the best configuration of Apple's ultra-portable laptop.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3529380/amazon-is-selling-the-256gb-macbook-air-for-just-1000-today.html

 

Xbox Series X will top PS5 with this killer feature

The Xbox Series X vs PS5 war already has one major difference

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/xbox-series-x-will-top-ps5-with-this-killer-feature

 

How To Automatically Delete Chrome History After Closing

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

 

Find out who’s calling you from an unknown or blocked number

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/whos-calling-from-unknown-numbers/704580/

 

Report: Comcast Wants to Acquire Walmart's Vudu

Peacock will stream original programming and licensed content, but integrating Vudu would also allow digital rentals and purchases on NBCUniversal's upcoming over-the-top platform.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/report-comcast-wants-to-acquire-walmarts-vudu

 

Rallyhood exposed a decade of users' private data

https://www.yahoo.com/news/rallyhood-exposed-decade-users-private-230051243.html

 

Geekly Update - 26 February 2020

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_26_february_2020.html

 

Kami Outdoor Battery Camera review: A wire-free solution for keeping an eye on your property

Simple, flexible installation and intuitive controls make this outdoor camera a winner for most users.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3527876/kami-outdoor-battery-camera-review.html

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Tue 1898 02/25/2020

Linux-Powered Azure IoT Security Platform Arrives

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Linux-Powered-Azure-IoT-Security-Platform-Arrives-86529.html

 

Mozilla Rolls Out Encrypted Browsing by Default for U.S. Firefox Users

https://gizmodo.com/mozilla-rolls-out-encrypted-browsing-by-default-for-u-s-1841907206

 

Samsung's new chips usher in smartphones with 16GB of DRAM

The LPDDR5 chips are 30 percent faster and use less power.

https://www.engadget.com/2020-02-25-samsung-16-gigabyte-dram-smartphone-chips.html

 

Why Apple and Johnson & Johnson’s new heart study is a big deal for digital health

  -  Seniors can pick up a heavily subsidized Apple Watch — for $49 plus tax — at a Best Buy if they are assigned one for the study.

  - It represents one of the largest randomized digital health trials in history.

  - It’s also an example of a tech company, a pharma company and a retailer partnering up.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/25/apple-johnson-johnson-heart-study-is-a-big-deal-for-digital-health.html

 

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

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

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

 

What Is Facebook Lite and Can It Replace Facebook?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/facebook-lite-worthy-facebook-replacement/

 

Update Chrome to Protect Yourself Against Three Major Security Flaws

https://lifehacker.com/update-chrome-to-protect-yourself-against-three-major-s-1841915107

 

Over 1,600 Amazon trust this $28 security camera—'I can scare the crap out of some creepers around my house!'

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/amiccom-security-cam-deal-185740634.html

 

Why Apple will move Macs to ARM, and what consumers get

There are obvious hardware benefits if and when Apple shifts to ARM processors, and also underlying software ones, which mean that the move is going to bring advantages both to the company and to us.

https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/02/25/why-apple-will-move-macs-to-arm-and-what-consumers-get

 

Firefox Gets DNS-over-HTTPS as Default in U.S.

https://www.securityweek.com/firefox-gets-dns-over-https-default-us

 

Apple's iPhone 12 Preparations May Be Delayed Due to Coronavirus Travel Restrictions

https://www.macrumors.com/2020/02/25/apple-coronavirus-travel-restrictions-iphone-12/

 

Why Do People Believe Con Artists?

The study of business history reveals that people everywhere have always had a sweet tooth for the unreal, enthralled by what should be taken as too good to be true.

https://www.snopes.com/news/2020/02/25/why-do-people-believe-con-artists/

 

Roku's fantastic Streaming Stick+ is 35% off today

We adore the Roku Streaming Stick+, and today it's available for a lot cheaper than usual.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3528803/rokus-fantastic-streaming-stick-is-35-off-today.html

 

Apple to release first ARM Mac without Intel processor in next 18 months, predicts Kuo

https://9to5mac.com/2020/02/24/apple-to-release-first-arm-mac-without-intel-processor-in-next-18-months-predicts-kuo/

 

The 20 best iPad apps to download in 2020

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Samsung’s Buds Are Probably the Budget AirPod Alternative You Want

https://gizmodo.com/samsung-galaxy-buds-review-maybe-the-best-150-earbud-1841891644

 

Ultimate Ears' Hyperboom speaker is a portable party powerhouse

It offers easy Bluetooth pairing with two devices and a 24-hour battery.

https://www.engadget.com/2020-02-25-ultimate-ears-hyperboom-party-speaker.html

 

Why Comcast agreed to buy Xumo, an ad-supported free streaming service

  - Comcast is buying free ad-supported streaming service Xumo for more than $100 million. 

  - Comcast’s interest in Xumo stems from its partnerships with smart television manufacturers and streaming technology.

  - The deal is part of a trend of large media companies buying or seeking to buy free advertising streaming services. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/25/comcast-to-buy-xumo-for-ad-supported-streaming-service-and-technology.html

 

Why Is My Mail to this Person Not Getting Through?

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

https://askleo.com/why_is_my_mail_to_this_person_not_getting_through/

 

How to Get Started With Windows 10 Sticky Notes: Tips and Tricks

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-10-sticky-notes/

 

How to Enable DNS Over HTTPS in Your Web Browser

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-enable-dns-over-https-in-your-web-browser-1841909057

 

Why You Should Schedule a Computer Checkup ASAP

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/why-schedule-computer-checkup-asap-175236393.html

 

Zyxel Fixes 0day in Network Storage Devices

Patch comes amid active exploitation by ransomware gangs

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/02/zyxel-fixes-0day-in-network-storage-devices/

 

State-Sponsored Cyberspies Use Sophisticated Server Firewall Bypass Technique

https://www.securityweek.com/state-sponsored-cyberspies-use-sophisticated-server-firewall-bypass-technique

 

AMD Ryzen-Powered NUCs? Sapphire Slips Embedded SoCs in New Mini PCs

Small Ryzen with small power consumption

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/new-amd-powered-nucs-sapphire-crams-in-new-embedded-ryzen-socs

 

The Census Goes Digital – 3 Things to Know

Digital responses would be cheaper to collect but would also likely carry significant risks.

https://www.snopes.com/news/2020/02/25/3-things-to-know-digital-census/

 

Judging the Roku surround-sound experience

A Roku-only audio setup wins on ease of use, but missing features might make home theater buffs chafe.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3528776/evaluating-the-roku-surround-sound-experience.html

 

RIAA: Streaming music revenue continues to grow, digital downloads hit lowest point since 2006

https://9to5mac.com/2020/02/25/streaming-music-revenue-riaa/#more-633856

 

How to use Siri on iPhone, and the 5 most useful Siri commands

https://macpaw.com/how-to/use-siri-on-iphone

 

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

 

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

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

 

The Shows on Netflix That Could Be Triggering Your Smart Speaker

https://gizmodo.com/the-shows-on-netflix-that-could-be-triggering-your-smar-1841888326

 

New MacBook Pro Details Highlight Apple’s Painful Decision

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2020/02/25/apple-macbook-pro-macos-catalina-new-leak-rumor-developer-arm-intel/

 

Microsoft Windows revenue could see coronavirus slowdown as PC makers struggle to meet demand

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/25/microsoft-windows-upgrades-could-be-delayed-hp-warning-suggests.html

 

How Do I Get Rid of All this Spam?!?!

If you're not getting spam now, you will soon -- and probably lots of it. What can you do? There's no magic answer, but there are various things you can do to help.

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_get_rid_of_all_this_spam/

 

The 5 Most Secure and Encrypted Email Providers

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

 

Gas Pipeline Shut Down After Ransomware Attack

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10713/gas-pipeline-shut-down-after-ransomware-attack

 

What Internet Speeds Should You Really Be Paying For? Here's How to Decide

https://www.yahoo.com/news/internet-speeds-really-paying-heres-212929881.html

 

Apple’s Secret Monopoly

Its App Store has a choke hold on your devices. That may not last much longer.

https://onezero.medium.com/apples-secret-monopoly-5718272c16a5

 

HackerOne Surpasses $82 Million in Paid Bounties

https://www.securityweek.com/hackerone-surpasses-82-million-paid-bounties

 

Mystery zero-day in Chrome – update now!

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/02/25/mystery-zero-day-in-chrome-update-now/

 

Americans are Drowning in a Sea of Polls

And what the reporting on polls doesn’t reveal is anything substantive about a candidate’s position.

https://www.snopes.com/news/2020/02/25/americans-drowning-in-polls/

 

The best Apple rumor right now is Gmail

It’s past time for third-party default apps on the iPhone

https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/25/21151530/apple-rumors-spring-hardware-event-arm-mac-default-apps-iphone

 

iPhone XR was the world’s best-selling smartphone in 2019, new data suggests

https://9to5mac.com/2020/02/25/iphone-xr-2019-best-seller/#more-633851

 

Why your iPhone battery is draining fast and how to fix it

https://macpaw.com/how-to/save-battery-on-iphone

 

How to Combine Multiple Hard Drives With Windows' Storage Spaces

With the Windows Storage Spaces tool, you can pair your hard drives together to consolidate data and add redundancies to all your drives. Here's how to get started.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-combine-multiple-hard-drives-with-windows-storage-spaces

 

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

https://www.komando.com/news/whatsapp-hack-alert/705869/

 

Microsoft Sheds More Light on Xbox Series X Performance and Features

https://gizmodo.com/microsoft-sheds-more-light-on-xbox-series-x-performance-1841887560

 

Why Azure Sphere From Microsoft Is A Big Deal For The IoT Ecosystem

https://www.forbes.com/sites/janakirammsv/2020/02/25/why-azure-sphere-from-microsoft-is-a-big-deal-for-the-iot-ecosystem/

 

Coronavirus could be a ‘catalyst’ for China to boost its mass surveillance machine, experts say

  - The Chinese government has enlisted the help of technology companies to create products to help contain the spread of the coronavirus.

  - Technologies from drones to facial recognition are being used to track people. 

  - Experts told CNBC that the ramp up in surveillance could continue even after the virus is contained. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/25/coronavirus-china-to-boost-mass-surveillance-machine-experts-say.html

 

Why Does My IP Address Have a Bad Reputation? And What Do I Do?

Email reputation for your home IP address probably doesn't matter, and having it characterized as "poor" might even be a good thing.

https://askleo.com/why-does-my-ip-address-have-a-bad-reputation-and-what-do-i-do/

 

Windows 10 Home vs. Pro: Do You Need to Upgrade?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-10-home-vs-pro/

 

Windows 10 Start Menu to be Redesigned

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10714/windows-10-start-menu-be-redesigned

 

Apple may let people pick alternative default apps on the iPhone, marking a radical change of philosophy

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-may-let-people-pick-112235238.html

 

Apple Watches and iPhones could be used to detect a leading cause of strokes

https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/25/investing/apple-watch-heartline-johnson-and-johnson/index.html

 

Mobile Networks Vulnerable to IMP4GT Impersonation Attacks

https://www.securityweek.com/mobile-networks-vulnerable-imp4gt-impersonation-attacks

 

This HP laptop packs a 10th-gen Core i5 for just $389 after a huge $210 discount

Jump into Ice Lake for a lot less than usual

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3528765/this-hp-laptop-packs-a-10th-gen-core-i5-for-just-389-after-a-huge-210-discount.html

 

LastPass releases its 3rd Annual Global Password Security report

https://www.grahamcluley.com/sponsor-lastpass-1/

 

Firefox turns controversial new encryption on by default in the US

DNS over HTTPS will be rolling out over the coming weeks

https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/25/21152335/mozilla-firefox-dns-over-https-web-privacy-security-encryption

 

Apple Research app adds AirPods Pro support for Hearing Study, watchOS battery improvements

https://9to5mac.com/2020/02/25/apple-research-app-airpods-pro-more/

 

How to detect and avoid tech support scam

https://macpaw.com/how-to/avoid-tech-support-scam

 

Which Controllers Work With Stadia, PS Now, xCloud, and Nvidia GeForce Now?

It's not always clear what controllers can be used with which video game streaming service. Here's what gamepads are compatible with services from Google, Sony, Microsoft, and Nvidia.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/video-game-streaming-which-controllers-can-i-use

 

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

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/your-home-network-can-be-hacked-through-a-smart-lightbulb-unless-you-do-this/705660/

 

11 Best Features We've Found in the Android 11 Developer Preview

https://gizmodo.com/11-best-features-weve-found-in-the-android-11-developer-1841849545

 

Tesla, and even Apple, get some blame for fatal crash on Autopilot, says NTSB

https://electrek.co/2020/02/25/tesla-apple-some-blame-fatal-crash-autopilot-ntsb/

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Mon 1897 02/24/2020

How to count blank or empty cells in Excel and Google Sheets

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/count-blank-or-empty-cells-in-excel-google-sheets

 

How to Pin a Website to the Windows 10 Taskbar or Start Menu

https://www.howtogeek.com/656737/how-to-pin-a-website-to-the-windows-10-taskbar-or-start-menu/

 

How to Unlock Chrome's Hidden Bottom Toolbar in Android

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-unlock-chromes-hidden-bottom-toolbar-in-android-1841893530

 

Phishers using strong tactics and poor bait in Office 365 scam

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/email-security/phishers-using-strong-tactics-and-poor-bait-in-office-365-scam/

 

Is Windows Defender Good Enough in 2020?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/is-windows-defender-good-enough/

 

Google tries to persuade Edge users to use Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/24/google-tries-to-persuade-edge-users-to-use-chrome/

 

How to Fix 'No Battery Is Detected' on Your Laptop

Troubleshooting this Windows error message

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-fix-no-battery-is-detected-on-your-laptop-4781954

 

9 of the biggest tax myths you should never fall for

Not e

verything you read about taxes is true. There are some things you might believe about taxes that are completely false. Here are the big ones.

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-biggest-tax-myths-you-should-never-fall-for/

 

How to Open New InPrivate Browsing Window in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://tinyurl.com/vf3zl3j

 

TurboTax maker Intuit buys Credit Karma to corner personal financial data

But will Credit Karma's services remain free?

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/24/intuit-buys-credit-karma-for-7-1-billion/

 

With a fix for the 'temporary profile' bug still elusive, Win10 1903 and 1909 customers should check Pause Updates

Microsoft has not yet acknowledged — much less fixed — the widely publicized bug in its February Patch Tuesday update that causes Win10 1903 and 1909 customers’ desktops to disappear. If you haven’t yet installed KB 4532693, make sure Pause Updates is still protecting you.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3528771/with-a-fix-for-the-temporary-profile-bug-still-elusive-win10-1903-and-1909-customers-should-check-p.html

 

Microsoft Edge

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

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

 

Analyst Predicts Apple Will Launch an ARM-Based Mac in H1 2021

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/306534-analyst-predicts-apple-will-launch-an-arm-based-mac-in-h1-2021

 

Amazon sells facial recognition software to police all over the US, but has no idea how many departments are using it

https://www.yahoo.com/news/amazon-sells-facial-recognition-software-134523706.html

 

Hi, I'm trying to steal your money.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/hacking-humans/86/notes

 

This simple iPhone task could expose your personal data

https://www.komando.com/news/this-simple-iphone-task-could-expose-your-personal-data/708180/

 

Google to Restrict Android App Background Location Tracking

All apps need to be evaluated and it sounds like most will lose the ability to track your location by Nov. 3.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-to-restrict-android-app-background-location-tracking

 

Enable Intel Processor Machine Check Error vulnerability protection in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/intel-processor-machine-check-error-vulnerability-protection

 

Windows 10’s Buggy Hardware Driver Updates Are Being Fixed

https://www.howtogeek.com/658676/windows-10s-buggy-hardware-driver-updates-are-being-fixed/

 

How to Get a Menu Bar in Edge Chromium

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-get-a-menu-bar-in-edge-chromium-1841889532

 

Campaign staffer’s husband arrested for DDoSing former Rep. Katie Hill’s opponent

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cyberattack/campaign-staffers-husband-arrested-for-ddosing-former-rep-katie-hills-opponent/

 

How to Find the Windows 10 Startup Folder for All Users

https://www.maketecheasier.com/find-windows10-startup-folder/

 

Textfinder is a very fast bulk text search tool for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/24/textfinder-is-a-very-fast-bulk-text-search-tool-for-windows/

 

What Is iphlpsvc in Windows 10?

The IP Helper service is related to network configuration settings

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-iphlpsvc-in-windows-10-4781139

 

Robot suitcase uses AI to help visually impaired travelers

Instead of being stuffed with clothes, this suitcase will carry sensors and AI tech to help you navigate.

https://www.cnet.com/news/robot-suitcase-uses-ai-to-help-visually-impaired-travelers/

 

How to Add or Remove Share Button in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/150949-how-add-remove-share-button-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Apple dives deep into specs for the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR

It also offers advice on what upgrades to get.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/24/apple-mac-pro-white-papers/

 

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

 

Read Aloud for Chrome

A text to speech extension for your browser that can read webpages written in many languages, using a wide variety of voices and allowing basic playback options

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Chrome-Extensions/Read-Aloud-for-Chrome.shtml

 

At a Glance: Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch Review

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/306267-at-a-glance-samsung-portable-ssd-t7-touch-review

 

Researchers may have solved the world's drug-resistant bacteria problem using artificial intelligence

https://www.yahoo.com/news/researchers-may-solved-worlds-drug-131524796.html

 

The CyberWire Pro Policy Briefing for 2.24.20

At a glance.

  - Russia denies hacking Georgia as international condemnation rises.

  - US election security remains in question.

  - With full re-authorization in doubt, FISA expires next month.

  - European police may be considering a continental network of facial recognition databases.

https://thecyberwire.com/newsletters/policy-briefing/2/36

 

Security warning: Your private chats can be found with a quick Google search

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/whatsapp-private-chats-google-search/708174/

 

Microsoft Defender Is Heading to Android, iOS

Microsoft wants its security software to keep you safe on Google and Apple's mobile platforms.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-defender-is-heading-to-android-ios

 

How to split one single long column into multiple columns in Excel

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/split-one-column-into-multiple-columns-excel

 

What Is an Encryption Backdoor?

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

 

How to Prevent Strangers From Invading Your 'Private' WhatsApp Groups

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-prevent-strangers-from-invading-your-private-wha-1841837490

 

DISA breach likely exposed personal data on at least 200K

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/disa-breach-likely-exposed-personal-data-on-at-least-200k/

 

Should You Use Public Wi-Fi Networks in 2020?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/should-you-use-public-wi-fi-networks/

 

Firefox Monitor gets resolve feature

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/24/firefox-monitor-gets-resolve-feature/

 

The 5 Best Ways to Switch Users in Windows 10

Change between user accounts in seconds

https://www.lifewire.com/best-ways-to-switch-users-windows-10-4781764

 

Xbox Series X: Specs, backward compatibility and everything we know so far

Microsoft unveiled some of the specs of its next-generation hardware.

https://www.cnet.com/news/xbox-series-x-specs-backward-compatibility-and-everything-we-know-so-far/

 

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

 

You can build the tiny XFM2 synth for under $100

The XFM2 generates the sounds of the ‘80s with an FPGA chip and an Adafruit board.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/24/xfm2-diy-synth/

 

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

 

Podcast Player Prime for Chrome

Listen to podcasts with the help of this Chrome add-on that provides you with handy management options in order to handle content you are interested in

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Chrome-Extensions/Podcast-Player-Prime-for-Chrome.shtml

 

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

 

JPEG on the Blockchain: Image Format Creator Believes Tech Can Fight Copyright Theft

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/jpeg-blockchain-image-format-creator-143034383.html

 

The CyberWire Pro Privacy Briefing for 2.24.20

At a glance.

  - Verizon's Mobile Security Index finds that speed, expense, and convenience continue to compete with security.

  - Wells Fargo settlement shows a large penalty for easily overlooked business misconduct.

  - Well-intentioned social media posts may have unintended lasting consequences.

https://thecyberwire.com/newsletters/privacy-briefing/2/36

 

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

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

 

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/how-to/how-to-use-an-xbox-one-controller-on-a-pc

 

Proper Menubar browser extension adds useful options to your favorite web browser

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/proper-menubar-browser-extension

 

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/

 

How to Check Your USB Devices for Unsafe Firmware

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

 

Facebook’s European dating service held up over data protection, privacy concerns

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/privacy-compliance/facebooks-european-dating-service-held-up-over-data-protection-privacy-concerns/

 

Hitman Scam: What It Is and How to Deal with It

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-is-hitman/

 

What are Firefox Containers?

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/24/what-are-firefox-containers/

 

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

 

Apple-made Mac chips won't be ready until 2021, report says

The first Mac chip designed by Apple was previously rumored for 2020.

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-made-mac-chips-wont-be-ready-until-2021-report-says/

 

How to Add or Remove Collections Button in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/150855-how-add-remove-collections-button-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Amazon drops the Fire TV Cube to its best-ever price

There are also good deals on Fire TV Sticks and the Recast DVR.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/24/amazon-fire-tv-sale-cube-stick-recast/

 

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

 

CopyToFlash

Monitor any specified directory to automatically copy its contents to all USB drives inserted into the PC, without any user intervention

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/File-Management/CopyToFlash.shtml

 

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

 

Gmail turns its inbox filters into clickable 'search chips'

https://www.yahoo.com/news/2020-02-20-gmail-search-chips.html

 

EU joins condemnation of Russian cyberattack against Georgia. Commodity spamming. Satellite hacking. Election security. FISA reauthorization?

https://thecyberwire.com/newsletters/daily-briefing/9/36

 

4 settings you must change on your video doorbell

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

 

Google Adds 'Search Chips' to Gmail

The new single-tap search filters make searching through emails much faster.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-adds-search-chips-to-gmail

 

Ashampoo PDF Free: Edit, Create, and Manage PDF files on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/ashampoo-pdf-free-windows

 

Amazon drops the Fire TV Cube to its best-ever price

There are also good deals on Fire TV Sticks and the Recast DVR.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/24/amazon-fire-tv-sale-cube-stick-recast/

 

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92% of Americans would delete an app that sold their personal information

Smartphone users don't want government encryption backdoors and would rather read "terms and conditions" than watch the movie "Cats."

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/92-of-americans-would-delete-an-app-that-sold-their-personal-information/

 

The password reuse problem is a ticking time bomb

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

 

Facebook will now pay you for your voice recordings

But it won’t pay much

https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/20/21145584/facebook-pay-record-voice-speech-recognition-viewpoints-proununciations-app

 

Emotet Malware Rears Its Ugly Head Again

A resurgence in Emotet malware may make it one of the most pervasive security threats of 2020.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/emotet-malware-rears-its-ugly-head-again/d/d-id/1337119

 

How to properly update device drivers on Windows 10

If you're dealing with hardware issues on Windows 10, it could be a driver problem. Here are three ways to properly update drivers to resolve common issues.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-properly-update-device-drivers-windows-10

 

Samsung Begins 7nm Chip Production: Should AMD & Intel Worry?

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/samsung-begins-7nm-chip-production-140002570.html

 

Do phones need to fold?

https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/22/do-phones-need-to-fold/

 

WhatsApp Phishing URLs Skyrocket With Over 13,000% Surge

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/whatsapp-phishing-urls-skyrocket-with-over-13-000-percent-surge/

 

Nvidia's GeForce Now hits 1 million users after two weeks, pledges day-one Cyberpunk 2077 support

No cost (yet), no barriers to entry

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3528285/nvidias-geforce-now-hits-1-million-users-after-two-weeks-pledges-day-one-cyberpunk-2077-support.html

 

How to use Windows 10

Everything you need to know

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/computing/how-to-use-windows-10-1306689

 

New Apple patent is another hint that it may ditch iPhone's Lightning Port

https://mashable.com/article/apple-patent-no-lightning-port-iphone/

 

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/

 

Apple TV Gen X, Apple iPod Touch X Generation, and Apple Watch Series X Bands Also Listed in Target Inventory

https://www.macrumors.com/2020/02/22/target-inventory-apple-tv-ipod-touch/

 

How to open zip files on your iPhone or iPad

It's a zippy process!

https://www.macworld.com/article/3527877/how-to-open-zip-files-on-your-iphone-or-ipad.html

 

The $23 Wyze Cam has a killer feature you won’t get with a $200 Nest Cam

https://bgr.com/2020/02/20/best-home-camera-deals-today-wyze-cam-vs-nest-cam/

 

iPhone 9 launch: Bad news if you were planning to buy one in March

iPhone suppliers operating 'at around 30% to 50% of capacity'

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-9-launch-bad-news-if-you-were-planning-to-buy-one-in-march

 

How To Make A Photo Collage

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

 

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

 

Windows PC just not working right? Try a clean install

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/windows-pc-clean-install/573630/

 

Google bans hundreds of Android apps from the Play Store for obnoxious ads

Google does not allow ads that interfere with user experience

https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/20/21145595/google-app-ban-ads-play-store-android-user-experience

 

California Man Arrested for Politically Motivated DDoS

The distributed denial-of-service attacks took a congressional candidate's website offline for a total of 21 hours during the campaign for office.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/california-man-arrested-for-politically-motivated-ddos/d/d-id/1337117

 

Surface Duo: Everything we know so far

Microsoft's mythical Surface phone is now a reality. This is everything we know so far about the Surface Duo.

https://www.windowscentral.com/surface-duo

 

This Google log-in program is the strongest account protection the company offers. Here's how it works, and who might need to use it.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/google-log-program-strongest-account-155912333.html

 

PC shipments expected to drop this year because of coronavirus outbreak

https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/21/pc-shipments-expected-to-drop-this-year-because-of-coronavirus-outbreak/

 

Credit Card Skimmer Found on Nine Sites, Researchers Ignored

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/credit-card-skimmer-found-on-nine-sites-researchers-ignored/

 

Microsoft tasks its Defender antimalware with securing corporate Android and iOS phones

Though Microsoft Defender may eventually hit your smartphone, corporate clients appear to be the priority for now.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3528549/microsoft-tasks-its-defender-antimalware-with-securing-corporate-android-and-ios-phones.html

 

How to download YouTube videos for free

Download YouTube videos for offline viewing

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-download-youtube-videos

 

Microsoft Brings Defender Antivirus for Linux, Coming Soon for Android and iOS

https://thehackernews.com/2020/02/windows-defender-atp-linux-android.html

 

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/

 

Google’s Message to Huawei Device Users: Do Not Use the Side Door to Install Google Apps

https://gizmodo.com/google-s-message-to-huawei-device-users-do-not-use-the-1841862544

 

Apple releases watchOS 6.1.3 with important bug fix

If you live in Iceland, this is a must-get update.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3527875/apple-releases-watchos-613-with-important-bug-fix.html

 

Apple might finally let you set third-party browsers and email apps as defaults on iPhone and iPad

https://bgr.com/2020/02/20/iphone-default-apps-apple-third-party-browser-mail/

 

Rudy Giuliani's Twitter typos are a malware trap! Don't click these

Mistyped web links take you nowhere good

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/giuliani-twitter-typos-malware

 

How To Uninstall And Reinstall Chrome

https://www.techjunkie.com/uninstall-reinstall-chrome/

 

Google to Restrict Android App Background Location Tracking

All apps need to be evaluated and it sounds like most will lose the ability to track your location by Nov. 3.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-to-restrict-android-app-background-location-tracking

 

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/

 

CBS is planning an improved streaming service after squandering its head start with All Access

Details about the service are thin, but expect live sports and news

https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/20/21144199/cbs-streaming-service-all-access-price-house-of-brands-live-news-sports

 

NRC Health Ransomware Attack Prompts Patient Data Concerns

The organization, which sells patient administration tools to hospitals, could not confirm whether patient data was accessed.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/nrc-health-ransomware-attack-prompts-patient-data-concerns/d/d-id/1337116

 

Google sneakily suggests new Microsoft Edge extensions are less secure than Chrome

Google continues the recommendation wars between Edge and Google Chrome.

https://www.windowscentral.com/google-sneakily-suggests-new-microsoft-edge-extensions-are-less-secure-chrome

 

Apple might finally let iPhone and iPad users change their default internet and email apps, according to a new report

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-might-finally-let-iphone-143732098.html

 

One year later, the future of foldables remains uncertain

https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/20/one-year-later-the-future-of-foldables-remains-uncertain/

 

Hackers Share Stolen MGM Resorts Guest Database with 10M+ Records

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-share-stolen-mgm-resorts-guest-database-with-10m-records/

 

The best graphics cards for PC gaming

We'll help you find the best graphics card to fit your needs.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3106426/the-best-graphics-cards-for-pc-gaming.html

 

How to turn off your iPhone

Works on new or old iPhones

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-turn-off-your-iphone

 

Facebook offers up to $5 for voice recordings to train speech recognition

https://www.axios.com/facebook-recording-speech-recognition-a3f4b813-d301-43ff-9d8b-a06cad0591a5.html

 

How to fix security warning accessing network files on Windows 10

If you're getting a security warning every time you try to open a network file, then try this workaround on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-security-warning-accessing-network-files-windows-10/

 

Google testing double-tap gesture on rear of Pixel phones

https://www.androidauthority.com/google-double-tap-gesture-pixel-phones-1085882/

 

Best VPN services: Reviews and buying advice for Mac users

https://www.macworld.com/article/3258836/best-vpn-for-mac.html

 

Early Android 11 release reveals new Pixel 5 features

https://bgr.com/2020/02/20/pixel-5-release-date-android-11-developer-preview-teases-new-features/

 

Gmail’s best feature just came to Google Docs: How to try it

Google Docs might make you break up with Microsoft Word

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/gmails-best-feature-just-came-to-google-docs-how-to-try-it

 

How To Automatically Delete Chrome History After Closing

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

 

Google Sued Over Kids' Data Collection on Education Chromebooks

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas says Google has been violating a federal privacy law by harvesting student information without obtaining parental consent. Google says the lawsuit is 'factually wrong.'

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-sued-over-kids-data-collection-on-education-chromebooks

 

How to delete your search history from social media and your browser

https://www.komando.com/privacy/delete-search-history-from-social-media-and-browser/704259/

 

How your browser protects your privacy

And what features you can use to maximize the safety of your data

https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/20/21136728/browser-privacy-protection-features-safety-how-to-data-edge-safari-chrome

 

Olympics Could Face Disruption from Regional Powers

Destructive attacks and disinformation will likely target the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, two groups of threat experts say.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/olympics-could-face-disruption-from-regional-powers/d/d-id/1337112

 

How to sign out other users on Windows 10

If you need to sign off other users on Windows 10, in this guide, we'll show you two quick ways to complete this task without the need to leave your current session.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-sign-out-other-users-windows-10

 

Researchers develop app letting users opt out of IoT device data collection practices outside the home

https://www.yahoo.com/news/researchers-develop-app-letting-users-opt-iot-device-105338780.html

 

A ‘stalkerware’ app leaked phone data from thousands of victims

https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/20/kidsguard-spyware-app-phones/

 

Google Tells Microsoft Edge Users To Get Chrome for Better Security

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/google-tells-microsoft-edge-users-to-get-chrome-for-better-security/

 

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 screens are cracking, some users say

The number of users seems to be small, for now, but there's no way to tell if the screen-cracking issue in the Surface Laptop 3 is evidence of a larger problem.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3527899/microsoft-surface-laptop-3-screens-are-cracking-some-users-say.html

 

How to delete apps from an iPhone

Ditch what you don't use

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-delete-apps-from-an-iphone

 

How to delete older versions of File History on Windows 10

If File History is using a lot of space, you can use the cleanup versions option to delete older files to better organize the backup and reclaim storage space.

https://pureinfotech.com/delete-older-versions-file-history-windows-10/

 

New Windows 10 Fluent Design icons ditch flat monochrome looks for good

https://www.slashgear.com/new-windows-10-fluent-design-icons-ditch-flat-monochrome-looks-for-good-20610519/

 

New Apple patent shows us how an all-glass, all-screen iPhone would work

This sounds amazing and terrible at the same time.

https://www.imore.com/new-apple-patent-shows-us-how-all-glass-all-screen-iphone-would-work

 

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

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

https://www.macworld.com/article/3520791/folder-sharing-brings-icloud-drive-closer-to-dropbox-but-theres-work-left-to-do.html

 

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/

 

Beware: This fake VPN installer is stealing users' passwords

Phony site drops malware on your PC

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/fake-protonvpn-malware

 

The Best Wireless Mechanical Keyboards [February 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-wireless-mechanical-keyboards/

 

Microsoft Defender Is Heading to Android, iOS

Microsoft wants its security software to keep you safe on Google and Apple's mobile platforms.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-defender-is-heading-to-android-ios

 

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/

 

Android 11 will fix dozens of small annoyances, but what about the apps?

It’s time to catch up to the iPhone on app quality

https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/20/21144808/android-11-new-features-updates-apps-api-quality

 

'80s Watches Are Ready for a Comeback

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/80s-watches-ready-comeback-130000290.html

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 details unveiled as new case designs are released

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/samsung-galaxy-note-20-details-unveiled-as-new-case-designs-are-released

 

What Sony's history of backward compatibility tells us about PS5

Back to the future

https://www.techradar.com/news/what-sonys-history-of-backward-compatibility-tells-us-about-ps5

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