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How to Disable Purchases on Alexa

Turn off Alexa's voice purchasing to prevent unauthorized orders

https://www.lifewire.com/disable-purchases-on-alexa-4783134

 

The Five Best PC Upgrades to Improve Performance

https://www.howtogeek.com/659242/the-five-best-pc-upgrades-to-improve-performance/

 

How to set up a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot in Windows 7 or above without any software

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/03/02/how-to-set-up-a-mobile-wi-fi-hotspot-in-windows-7-or-above-without-any-software/

 

Recovering Deleted Files on Windows 10

https://askbobrankin.com/recovering_deleted_files_on_windows_10.html

 

7 best blue-light blocking glasses to prevent eye fatigue

Protect your precious little corneas and look good while doing it.

https://www.cnet.com/news/7-best-blue-light-blocking-glasses-to-prevent-eye-fatigue/

 

10 of the Best Music Player Apps for Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-music-player-apps-android/

 

If Your PC Is Struggling to Boot, Uninstall This Windows 10 Update

https://lifehacker.com/if-your-pc-is-struggling-to-boot-uninstall-this-window-1842155080

 

How to Change Diagnostic Data Settings in Windows 10

https://tinyurl.com/swworey

CrowdStrike report: In a first, majority of attacks in 2019 were malware-free (video)

https://tinyurl.com/thgzpab

 

Difference between Analog, Digital and Hybrid computers

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/difference-between-analog-digital-and-hybrid-computers

 

Microsoft tells Bay Area and Puget Sound employees to work from home if possible as coronavirus spreads

  - People who can work from home in the two affected areas should do that, Microsoft said.

  - Microsoft said non-essential business travel in areas where the coronavirus is active should be canceled.

  - King County and San Francisco have both declared a state of emergency.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/04/microsoft-tells-bay-area-puget-sound-employees-to-work-from-home.html

 

Philips Hue is ending support for the first-gen Bridge on April 30th

It will no longer get updates or have access to online services.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/03/07/philips-hue-bridge-v1-support-ending/

 

Signal Desktop

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

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

 

Intel Has an Unfixable Chipset Security Flaw. Is it a Risk?

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/307179-intel-has-an-unfixable-chipset-security-flaw-is-it-a-risk

 

Yes the Oppo Watch is a shameless Apple Watch ripoff—but it has 5 features I want

Multi-week battery life, fast charging, and sleep tracking, please.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3531528/oppo-smartwatch-apple-watch-features-specs.html

 

This insane Walmart deal gets you a wireless charger that doubles as a mousepad—for $5

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/tzumi-wireless-deal-221131541.html

 

iPhone 9 price, release date, specs and leaks

The iPhone 9 — also known as the iPhone SE 2 — could be the cheap iPhone worth waiting for

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-9

 

Yesterday’s iPhone 12 specs leak was huge – let’s talk about the secrets it revealed

https://bgr.com/2020/03/06/iphone-12-release-date-coming-specs-leak-64mp-camera/

 

How to avoid problems installing Windows 10 version 2004

Planning to upgrade to Windows 10 version 2004? Use these tips to prepare and avoid problems during the

installation when it rolls out in spring.

https://pureinfotech.com/avoid-problems-installing-windows-10-2004-may-2020-update/

 

Worried About Chinese-Made Electronics Carrying Coronavirus? Don't Be, Experts Say

Based on analysis of previous coronavirus strains, the chances of the COVID-19 strain surviving transit on a

contaminated electronic good shipped from China to the US is low, according to doctors.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/worried-about-chinese-made-electronics-carrying-coronavirus-dont-be-experts

 

Coronavirus scams: How to spot bogus sites, emails and alerts

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/coronavirus-scam-emails/709900/

 

How to Change Alexa's Language

She's fluent in Spanish, French, Chinese, and more

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-change-alexa-language-4783766

 

What You Need to Know About the New Microsoft Edge Browser

https://www.howtogeek.com/659857/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-microsoft-edge-browser/

 

SystemInfo is a simple open source system information tool for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/29/systeminfo-is-a-simple-open-source-system-information-tool-for-windows/

 

Geekly Update - 05 March 2020

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_05_march_2020.html

 

Get a four-pack of MFi-certified Lightning cables for $5

You get two three-foot and two six-foot Lightning cables -- which means you're always prepared with charging

cables in all your travel bags and charging stations.

https://www.cnet.com/news/get-a-four-pack-of-mfi-certified-lightning-cables-for-5/

 

How to Convert an IMG File to ISO File in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/convert-img-to-iso-linux/

 

How to Redownload Old Apps You Purchased From the App Store

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-redownload-old-apps-you-purchased-from-the-app-s-1842095762

 

How to Change SafeSearch Filter Setting in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/82478-change-safesearch-setting-windows-10-a.html

 

White hat hackers find thousands of vulnerabilities: DoD

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/white-hat-hackers-find-thousands-of-vulnerabilities-dod/

 

Best free Adobe Illustrator Alternatives that are web-based

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/best-free-adobe-illustrator-alternatives

 

AT&T’s fastest 5G network is now available for consumers, not just businesses

  - AT&T announced Thursday that its 5G mmWave network is now available to everyone.

  - Prior to Thursday AT&T’s slower but more widespread 5G network was available to all, but the limited-range mmWave

5G network was only available to business customers.

  - The first phones, the Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra, which support mmWave and low band 5G, launch on AT&T on Friday.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/05/att-mmwave-5g-plus-network-now-available-to-consumers.html

 

Apple will fix iPad Air tablets with blank screen issues

Eligible devices were manufactured between March 2019 and October 2019.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/03/07/apple-third-gen-ipad-air-repair-program/

 

QGroundControl

Control land, air, and sea small vehicles from your computer by connecting related devices, and creating waypoints for automated movement paths

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/QGroundControl.shtml

 

Apple Is Reportedly Working on New, Mini-LED-Based Hardware

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/307021-apple-is-reportedly-working-on-new-mini-led-based-hardware

 

The Iconfactory Tot review: An elegant, essential ‘scratchpad’ notetaking app

Sick of having dozens of documents with little snippets of text in your favorite text-editing apps? This new app elegantly eliminates that problem.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3531388/tot-pocket-review.html

 

Google Assistant on Android can now read entire web pages to you

https://www.yahoo.com/news/google-assistant-android-now-read-170805840.html

 

New Spotify Premium deal gets Chase customers 6 months for free

It's the best Spotify deal we've seen

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/new-spotify-premium-deal-gets-chase-customers-6-months-for-free

 

Apple’s iPhone 12 will crush every other smartphone in 2020 for two reasons

https://bgr.com/2020/03/04/iphone-12-release-date-soon-supercycle-5g-wedbush/

 

WHAT’S WINDOWS 10 VERSION 2004 (20H1), AND WHY YOU SHOULD UPGRADE?

Windows 10's next major release, version 2004 — codenamed "20H1"— is arriving soon, and here's all the info you need to know.

https://pureinfotech.com/whats-windows-10-2004-20h1-why-upgrade/

 

Does This Bill Fight Online Child Exploitation or Kill Encryption? Depends on Who You Ask

The EARN IT Act would take away the legal protections internet companies use to avoid lawsuits regarding user-generated content

 unless they follow guidance from an Attorney General-led commission on child exploitation.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/does-this-bill-fight-online-child-exploitation-or-kill-encryption-depends

 

Looking for extra cash? Don’t get taken in by secret shopper scams

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/secret-shopper-scams/709840/

 

Alexa Can Read Books: How to Listen to Your Favorites

Control books from your Kindle or Audible library with your voice

https://www.lifewire.com/can-alexa-read-books-how-to-listen-to-your-favorites-4783116

 

How to Quickly Turn Off Annoying Notifications on iPhone or iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/660677/how-to-quickly-turn-off-annoying-notifications-on-iphone-or-ipad/

 

muCommander is a cross-platform, open source file manager

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/03/01/mucommander-is-a-cross-platform-open-source-file-manager/

 

Are Discount Toner Cartridges a Bargain?

https://askbobrankin.com/are_discount_toner_cartridges_a_bargain.html

 

If you're worried about your online privacy, this is the browser to use

The Brave browser focuses on stopping websites from tracking you.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/if-youre-worried-about-your-online-privacy-this-is-the-browser-to-use/

 

7 of the Best Camera Phones You Can Buy in 2020

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-camera-phones/

 

How To Watch Picture-in-Picture Videos on Chrome OS

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-watch-picture-in-picture-videos-on-chrome-os-1842096378

 

How to Use SyncToy for Data Backups

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/151459-how-use-synctoy-data-backups.html

 

City of Cartersville paid $380k ransom to restore access to files

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/city-of-cartersville-paid-380k-ransom-to-restore-access-to-files/

 

Surfing Attacks let you hijack Voice Assistants like Siri, Alexa, Google, Bixby, etc,with Ultrasound Waves

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/surfing-attacks-hijack-voice-assistants

 

Online pharmacy Ro is testing a program that sends you generic prescriptions for $5 per month without insurance

  - Ro is piloting a service that offers users $5 per prescription medication, per month. The company doesn’t take insurance. 

  - The company started out with a focus on men’s health, initially with prescription erectile dysfunction and hair loss medication. 

  - Now the company is opening pharmacies across the country as it moves to serve patients with many more conditions.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/05/online-pharmacy-ro-tests-5-per-month-prescription-program.html

 

Google and Adidas prep smart insoles that tie into 'FIFA Mobile'

Your real-life soccer skills could improve a virtual team.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/03/07/google-and-adidas-gmr-insoles-fifa-mobile-leak/

 

Brave Browser

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

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Browsers/Brave.shtml

 

AMD Releases New Radeon 20.2.2 Drivers to Fix ‘Black Screen’ Bug

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/306828-amd-releases-new-radeon-20-2-2-drivers-intended-to-fix-black-screen-bug

 

Why can’t Apple make a good mouse?

The company that makes the best trackpads in the world hasn’t made a passable mouse in over 20 years.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3530329/why-cant-apple-make-a-good-mouse.html

 

Tired of Twitch? Here’s how to stream on Microsoft’s Mixer

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/stream-mixer-xbox-one-windows-131558361.html

 

Nvidia graphics cards have serious driver flaws: What to do

Flaws could let hackers take over your PC

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/nvidia-driver-patch

 

Did Sony quietly reveal some of the PS5’s best new features?

https://bgr.com/2020/03/04/ps5-release-date-why-playstation-5-features-might-not-be-so-secret/

 

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 2004 (20H1) RELEASE DATE DETAILS

The new version of Windows 10 is coming, and these are the release date information that you need to know.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-2004-20h1-release-date/

 

AMD to Bring Ray Tracing Effects to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X

The enhanced lighting and shadow effects will also be arriving to upcoming Radeon graphics cards that'll use the RDNA 2 architecture,

AMD said during the company's analyst day event.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/amd-to-bring-ray-tracing-effects-to-playstation-5-xbox-series-x

 

Sick of texts from political campaigns? Here’s how to stop them

https://www.komando.com/news/stop-political-texts/709893/

 

Fitbit Versa 2 Review

A capable smartwatch with stellar fitness performance

https://www.lifewire.com/fitbit-versa-2-review-4797556

 

How to Update Your iPhone to the Latest iOS Version

https://www.howtogeek.com/658451/how-to-update-your-iphone-to-the-latest-ios-version/

 

Microsoft releases KB4535996 for Windows 10 version 1903 and 1909

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/28/microsoft-releases-kb4535996-for-windows-10-version-1903-and-1909/

 

Here's How to Speed Up Your Laptop

https://askbobrankin.com/heres_how_to_speed_up_your_laptop.html

 

Best free VPNs: 5 reasons why they don't exist

You need to take your privacy and security seriously enough to avoid the malware, ad tracking and slow connections that free VPNs involve.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/best-free-vpns-5-reasons-why-they-dont-exist/

 

Useful Linux Commands to List Contents of a Directory

https://www.maketecheasier.com/linux-commands-list-contents-of-directory/

 

Twitter's New Pinned Lists Let You Ditch Promoted Tweets

https://lifehacker.com/twitters-new-pinned-lists-let-you-ditch-promoted-tweets-1842092496

 

How to Enable or Disable Reserved Storage for Windows Update in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/124858-enable-disable-reserved-storage-windows-update-windows-10-a.html

 

Walgreens mobile app leaked PII, PHI on ‘small percentage’ of customers

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/walgreens-mobile-app-leaked-pii-phi-on-small-percentage-of-customers/

 

Fix ASUS Smart Gesture not working on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/asus-smart-gesture-not-working

 

SXSW canceled due to coronavirus after Austin declares ‘local disaster’

  - SXSW was canceled after a string of high-profile cancellations including Twitter, Facebook and TikTok.

  - The conference had been scheduled to take place between March 13 and 22.

  - The city of Austin made the decision to cancel the event after declaring a “local disaster.”

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/06/sxsw-cancelled-due-to-coronavirus.html

 

Recommended Reading: The AI surveillance company watching Utah

The best long-form writing on technology and more on the web.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/03/07/recommended-reading-banjo-ai-surveillance-utah/

 

Chromium

Open-source web browser for a safer, faster and more stable way to experience the Internet, providing a tab-based window, download and bookmark management

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Internet/Browsers/Portable-Google-Chrome-Chromium.shtml

 

Microsoft Warns Coronavirus Will Hit PC Earnings, Surface Sales

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/306660-microsoft-warns-coronavirus-will-hit-pc-earnings-surface-sales

 

Buying refurbished is the responsible way to upgrade—this used MacBook Pro is just $430

https://www.macworld.com/article/3530310/buying-refurbished-is-the-responsible-way-to-upgrade-this-used-macbook-pro-is-just-430.html

 

If new satellite-internet players like SpaceX or Amazon succeed, it could dramatically transform the future of work

https://www.yahoo.com/news/satellite-internet-players-spacex-amazon-181915832.html

 

Samsung Galaxy A21 is the cheap Galaxy S20 alternative you're looking for

The Samsung Galaxy A21 even has a headphone jack!

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/samsung-galaxy-a21-is-the-cheap-galaxy-s20-alternative-youre-looking-for

 

Galaxy S20 Ultra already has a formidable, more affordable match

https://bgr.com/2020/03/06/oppo-find-x2-pro-vs-galaxy-s20-ultra-specs-price-and-release-date/

 

MICROSOFT UNVEILS NEW START MENU WITHOUT LIVE TILES FOR WINDOWS 10

The desktop version of Windows 10 is getting a new Start menu that drops Live Tiles in favor of traditional icons, and here's an early look a the design.

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

 

How Coronavirus Has Hurt the Tech Industry

COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that is spreading around the world, has negatively affected tech-company supply shipments. Here's what the virus is doing to the industry.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/how-coronavirus-has-hurt-the-tech-industry

 

Security alert: Millions of cars vulnerable to key cloning

https://www.komando.com/news/car-key-fob-hack/710010/

 

exFAT vs. NTFS

When to choose one file system over the other

https://www.lifewire.com/exfat-vs-ntfs-4781790

 

TV tech terms demystified, part one: Screen size, resolution, and speed

Don't be befuddled by the alphabet soup of acronyms, spec charts, and feature lists you'll encounter when shopping for a new TV. This guide series explains it all in plain language.

https://www.techhive.com/article/2998401/tv-tech-terms-demystified-part-one-screen-size-resolution-and-speed.html

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Huawei could be in big trouble as new documents suggest it broke sanctions on Iran by shipping it US equipment from HP and Microsoft

https://www.yahoo.com/news/huawei-could-big-trouble-documents-115500111.html

 

Physical Flaws: Intel's Root-of-Trust Issue Mostly Mitigated

An insider, or security expert with physical access, can compromise the hardware protections of Intel chips sold in the past five years.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/physical-flaws-intels-root-of-trust-issue-mostly-mitigated/d/d-id/1337254

 

Windows 10 KB4535996 Update Issues: Crashes, Slowdowns, Audio, More

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-kb4535996-update-issues-crashes-slowdowns-audio-more/

 

Amazon tells Seattle-area employees to work from home as coronavirus spreads

  - Amazon informed employees in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington, late Wednesday to work from home if they can through the end of the month. 

  - The update came after Amazon announced Tuesday that an employee had tested positive for the coronavirus. 

  - Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook have also asked employees in the Seattle area to work from home.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/05/coronavirus-amazon-tells-seattle-area-employees-to-work-from.html

 

Do you like Microsoft's 'redesigned' Windows 10 Start menu concept?

A redesigned Start menu for Windows 10 was shown off earlier this week.

https://www.windowscentral.com/do-you-microsofts-redesigned-windows-10-start-menu-concept

 

FCC looks to mandate anti-robocall tech after prodding from Congress

https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/06/fcc-looks-to-mandate-anti-robocall-tech-after-prodding-from-congress/

 

How Do I Hack Someone’s Account?

Hacking into someone's account is often seen as an answer to some problem. In reality, all it does is open a much larger can of worms and put you at more risk.

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_hack_into_someones_account/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Jn_uhzX27pdfbL

 

How AMD's new compute GPUs could alter Radeon's gamer DNA forever

The right tool for the right job.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3531413/amd-cdna-compute-gpus-radeon-rdna-graphics-cards.html

 

How to clean a TV screen: care tips for flatscreen televisions

Wipe those flatscreens down

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-clean-your-tv-screen-led-lcd-or-otherwise

 

How To Mirror An Android Phone With The Amazon Fire Stick

https://www.techjunkie.com/mirror-android-firestick/

 

Malware-Free Cyber Attacks on the Rise

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10721/malware-free-cyber-attacks-rise

 

Internal Docs Show Why the U.S. Military Publishes North Korean and Russian Malware

A previously secret document obtained by Motherboard shows how, and why, CYBERCOM is publicly releasing malware from adversaries.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/5dmwyx/documents-how-cybercom-publishes-russian-north-korean-malware-virustotal

 

6 Cool Things You Can Do With Google Voice

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-cool-google-voice/

 

WSJ: "Losing $450,000 in Three Days: Hackers Trick Victims Into Big Wire Transfers"

https://blog.knowbe4.com/wsj-losing-450000-in-three-days-hackers-trick-victims-into-big-wire-transfers

 

How to delete Twitter’s storage cache from your iPhone

Because every MB is precious

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/3/21163015/twitter-storage-data-cache-iphone-ios-delete-how-to

 

Motorola's Moto G8 is equipped with a familiar triple-camera setup

It slots in neatly between the G8 Plus and G8 Play.

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-05-motorola-moto-g8-triple-camera.html

 

6 pieces of cheap tech not worth the money

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/6-pieces-of-cheap-tech-not-worth-the-money/707656/

 

Galaxy S20 Ultra Tops 1Gbps on AT&T 5G+

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and S20+ hit gigabit speeds in Manhattan thanks to 5G+. We go in deep.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-galaxy-s20-ultra-transforms-att-with-5g-plus

 

Personalize your email by adding a signature to your Gmail account

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/spice-emails-learning-add-signature-180733124.html

 

Securing Our Elections Requires Change in Technology, People & Attitudes

Increasing security around our election process and systems will take a big effort from many different parties. Here's how.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/securing-our-elections-requires-change-in-technology-people-and-attitudes/a/d-id/1337200

 

Emotet Actively Using Upgraded WiFi Spreader to Infect Victims

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/emotet-actively-using-upgraded-wifi-spreader-to-infect-victims/

 

Facebook closes Seattle office after contractor tests positive for coronavirus

  - A Facebook worker based in one of its Seattle offices tested positive for the coronavirus. 

  - Facebook is closing its Stadium East office until Monday, the end of the incubation period for the contractor.

  - The company is encouraging all 5,000 Seattle-based employees to work from home until March 31. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/05/coronavirus-facebook-contractor-in-seattle-tests-positive.html

 

How to get the most out of your Windows 10 on ARM device

To get the best battery life and performance from your Windows 10 on ARM device, you'll want to follow a few simple guidelines.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-get-most-out-your-windows-10-arm-device

 

India’s Yes Bank breakdown disrupts Walmart’s PhonePe among a dozen other services

https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/06/indias-yes-bank-breakdown-disrupts-walmarts-phonepe-among-a-dozen-other-services/

 

How Do I Completely Uninstall a Program?

Uninstalling a program is pretty easy. Uninstalling it completely, on the other hand, can be a challenge.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-completely-uninstall-a-program/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Jn_uhzX27pdfbL

 

If you're having graphics card problems, try a clean driver install

Many graphics card problems can be fixed by performing a clean install of your GPU drivers.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3531288/if-youre-having-graphics-card-problems-try-a-clean-driver-install.html

 

How to completely uninstall a VPN

Fully remove a VPN and clean up afterwards on your Windows PC

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-uninstall-a-vpn-the-correct-way

 

How To Create A Windows 10 Recovery Disk

https://www.techjunkie.com/create-windows-10-recovery-disk/

 

How to Fix: Disable CompatTelRunner.exe (High CPU, Disk Usage)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10722/how-fix-disable-compattelrunnerexe-high-cpu-disk-usage

 

North Korea Is Recycling Mac Malware. That's Not the Worst Part

Lazarus Group hackers have long plagued the internet—using at least one tool they picked up just by looking around online.

https://www.wired.com/story/malware-reuse-north-korea-lazarus-group/

 

10 Useful Ways to Reuse an Old Router: Don’t Throw It Away!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ways-reuse-old-router/

 

An Influence or Wire Fraud?

https://blog.knowbe4.com/an-influence-or-wire-fraud

 

Google cloned Apple’s 3D Touch for the Pixel using just software

It also finally fixed the boarding pass problem

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/3/21162272/google-pixel-feature-drop-firm-press-3d-touch-card-boarding-pass

 

DuckDuckGo shares a list of thousands of web trackers that gather your data

It's part of an effort to block online tracking.

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-05-duckduckgo-tracker-radar-web-tracking.html

 

8 things you should never do online

https://www.komando.com/privacy/never-do-these-things-online/708374/

 

Intel Chip Flaw Could Allow Access to Encrypted Data, Can't Be Patched

The flaw could allow someone with physical access to a PC to extract its chipset key, essentially a master password that could unlock the rest of the system.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/intel-chip-flaw-could-allow-access-to-encrypted-data-cant-be-patched

 

How accurate is the Apple Watch's heart rate monitor for detecting AFib? It can't replace medical-grade devices

https://www.yahoo.com/news/accurate-apple-watchs-heart-rate-225719506.html

 

3 Data Breaches Disclosed This Week: J.Crew, T-Mobile, and Carnival

The separate incidents show how data theft knows no market-based limits.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/3-data-breaches-disclosed-this-week-jcrew-t-mobile-and-carnival/d/d-id/1337251

 

TrickBot Malware Targets Italy in Fake WHO Coronavirus Emails

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/trickbot-malware-targets-italy-in-fake-who-coronavirus-emails/

 

Apple, Microsoft, Google look to move production away from China. That’s not going to be easy

  - Apple, Google and Microsoft have looked to move some hardware production from China to places including Vietnam and Thailand.

  - Assembly of products such as phones could feasibly be moved quickly, experts told CNBC.

  - But moving component manufacturing outside of China will also be difficult given how entrenched it is and how long it would take to build capacity in another country.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/05/coronavirus-apple-microsoft-google-look-to-move-production-away-from-china.html

 

2019 was a great year for AMD's CPU and GPU divisions

AMD is killing it in the CPU biz and Intel doesn't know what to do right now.

https://www.windowscentral.com/2019-was-great-year-amds-cpu-and-gpu-divisions

 

DuckDuckGo now crawls the web regularly to create a free list of trackers to block (read this to protect your privacy)

https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/05/duckduckgo-now-crawls-the-web-regularly-to-create-a-free-list-of-trackers-to-block/

 

Designing My New Desktop

Looking carefully at how I use my computer, and with help from my chosen manufacturer, I've configured my new desktop machine.

https://askleo.com/designing-my-new-desktop/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Jn_uhzX27pdfbL

 

Windows 10 20H1 review: Microsoft boosts Linux and Your Phone, but Cortana slips hard

What may be called Microsoft's Windows 10 April 2020 Update incrementally builds on features you know and use.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3526472/windows-10-20h1-review-microsoft-boosts-linux-and-your-phone-but-cortana-slips-hard.html

 

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

How to use Google Assistant in every situation

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

 

How To Fix Common Windows 10 Update Problems

https://www.techjunkie.com/fix-common-windows-10-update-problems/

 

SXSW 2020 canceled due to coronavirus epidemic

SXSW is officially canceled by the City of Austin. This comes after companies such as CNN, Apple, LinkedIn, IBM, Netflix, WarnerMedia, TikTok, Amazon Studios, Intel, Facebook, Twitter and Panasonic bail on the event.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/sxsw-2020-canceled-due-to-coronavirus-epidemic/

 

Hacking Humans

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

 

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

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

 

[BREAKING NEWS] 'Shark' Gets Hooked for $380K in Email Phishing Scam

https://blog.knowbe4.com/breaking-news-shark-gets-hooked-for-380k-in-email-phishing-scam

 

Foxconn expects to resume normal production by end of March

That could be good news for Apple

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/3/21162648/iphone-foxconn-coronavirus-manufacturing-normal-march

 

Windows 10 gives users more control of what diagnostic data they share

Insiders can choose to send ‘required’ or ‘optional’ diagnostic data to Microsoft.

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-06-microsoft-windows-10-data-transparency.html

 

Have an iPhone? Get ready for more ads

https://www.komando.com/news/iphone-ads-notifications-spam/710011/

 

Facebook Sues Namecheap for Registering Deceptive Domain Names

In response, Namecheap accuses Facebook of attempting to bypass legal protections and undermine customer rights, and views the lawsuit as 'just another attack on privacy and due process.'

https://www.pcmag.com/news/facebook-sues-namecheap-over-domains-names-that-deceive

 

You Can Make a Nontoxic Hand Sanitizer With Just 3 Pantry Staples (forget the Vodka, you need 99 proof alcohol you can get at Microcenter.  A 2 part alcohol 1 part aloe vera gel and other)

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/nontoxic-hand-sanitizer-just-3-174500651/photo-p-toss-bag-purse-needed-174500207.html

 

Attackers Distributing Malware Under Guise of Security Certificate Updates

Approach is a twist to the old method of using fake software, browser updates, Kaspersky says.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/attackers-distributing-malware-under-guise-of-security-certificate-updates/d/d-id/1337250

 

US Govt Adds Stricter Requirements for .gov Domain Registration

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-govt-adds-stricter-requirements-for-gov-domain-registration/

 

Amazon Prime Now and other delivery services hit with delays as online shopping surges amid coronavirus outbreak

Same-day and next-day delivery services from Amazon, Instacart and Walmart have all warned of limited delivery availability in recent days. 

Users say the normally speedy services don’t have any delivery windows available until at least the following the day.

It comes as shoppers are stocking up on products online in light of the coronavirus outbreak. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/04/amazon-prime-now-suffers-delays-amid-coronavirus-outbreak.html

 

Netgear security flaw affects an array of routers — here's how to keep your network safe

Security risks ranging from "critical" to "medium" can be fixed with a new set of updates.

https://www.windowscentral.com/netgear-security-flaw-affects-array-routers-heres-how-keep-your-network-safe

 

Walmart Grocery is merging with Walmart’s main app and website

https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/05/walmart-grocery-is-merging-with-walmarts-main-app-and-website/

 

Edge Redeemed

Microsoft Edge has a bad reputation as an under-powered web browser. That's all about to change.

https://askleo.com/edge-redeemed/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Jn_uhzX27pdfbL

 

Goal Zero Yeti 200X review: A handy portable power source for your home or car

It won't disappoint.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3528754/goal-zero-yeti-200x-power-station-review.html

 

How to connect your phone to the TV

Here's how to get your TV and smartphone talking

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-connect-your-phone-to-the-tv

 

How To Check If Your RAM Is Working Properly In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/check-ram-working/

 

The latest cancellations: How the coronavirus is disrupting tech conferences worldwide

SXSW is the latest to cancel as conferences and tech trade shows around the globe are impacted by the coronavirus. GDD and F5 Agility are history, as is Collision in Toronto.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-latest-cancellations-how-the-coronavirus-is-disrupting-tech-conferences-worldwide/

 

Facial Recognition Biz Clearview AI Suffers Data Breach

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/facial-recognition-clearview-ai/

 

Excel Quick Tips: How to Flip Cells & Switch Rows or Columns

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/excel-quick-tips-flip-cells-switch-rows-columns/

 

Senior Tech Analyst Predicts: "Without This Tiny Company America Will Never See 5G"

https://thelegacyreport.com/unusual-video/?eid=MKT450999&src=Yahoo

 

Oppo’s new smartwatch looks just like the Apple Watch

The company will share more about the Oppo Watch on March 6th

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/2/21162153/oppo-watch-series-new-smartwatch-looks-just-like-apple

 

Researchers discover that Intel chips have an unfixable security flaw

The chips are vulnerable during boot-up, so they can't be patched with a firmware update. (Chips made for at least the last 5 years)

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-06-intel-chips-unpatchable-security-flaw.html

 

How to donate to Nashville tornado relief – without being scammed

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle/nashville-tornado-relief-scams/709647/

 

AMD to Bring Ray Tracing Effects to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X

The enhanced lighting and shadow effects will also be arriving to upcoming Radeon graphics cards that'll use the RDNA 2 architecture, AMD said during the company's analyst day event.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/amd-to-bring-ray-tracing-effects-to-playstation-5-xbox-series-x

 

How to make calls on your Google Home

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/set-hands-free-calling-google-220345774.html

 

Microsoft Issues Fix for Windows 10 Drivers Blocked by Core Isolation

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-issues-fix-for-windows-10-drivers-blocked-by-core-isolation/

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The US Blames Russia's GRU for Sweeping Cyberattacks in Georgia

By calling out Russia for digital assaults on its neighboring country, the US hopes to head off similar efforts at home.

https://www.wired.com/story/us-blames-russia-gru-sweeping-cyberattacks-georgia/

 

Extend the life of your SSD drive with fstrim

A new systemd service to make your life easier.

https://tinyurl.com/rjh9z22

The New AT&T TV Streaming Service: What You Should Know

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/t-tv-streaming-know-182450726.html

 

Where Is My iPhone or iPad Backup on a PC or Mac?

https://www.howtogeek.com/657246/where-is-my-iphone-or-ipad-backup-on-a-pc-or-mac/

 

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

 

Intel flaw impacts most new Intel chipsets

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/intel-flaw-impacts-most-new-intel-chipsets/

 

The Fastest Way to Limit Google Search Results by Date

https://lifehacker.com/the-fastest-way-to-limit-google-search-results-by-date-1841894204

 

The Results of My Year-Long Laptop Experiment

A year ago, I replaced two laptops and a desktop with a single laptop. It's time to evaluate the results.

https://askleo.com/the-results-of-my-year-long-laptop-experiment/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=K2U2EWcyRpdfbL

 

How to Create Thumbnail Sheets for Your Videos in Linux

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

 

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/

 

[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/

 

Facebook cracks down on sites that impersonate its services

The social network sues domain name registrar Namecheap.

https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-cracks-down-on-sites-that-impersonate-its-services/

 

Unsafe VPN Android Apps Threaten Privacy

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10718/unsafe-vpn-android-apps-threaten-privacy

 

13 Ways to Make Up Passwords That Are Secure and Memorable (I recommed 16 characters long)

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-ways-to-make-up-passwords-that-are-both-secure-memorable/

 

AT&T TV is a brilliant idea wrapped in terrible pricing

AT&T wants to deliver cable TV comforts over the internet, but the company brought some of cable's worst elements along for the ride.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3530273/atandt-tv-is-a-brilliant-idea-wrapped-in-terrible-pricing.html?utm_date=20200306024424

 

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/

 

TCL's Prototypes Look Better Than Any Folding Phones on the Market

Chinese electronics giant TCL is carefully inching its way into the folding smartphone market, showing off some of the most attractive and innovative prototypes we've seen.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/tcls-prototypes-look-better-than-any-folding-phones-on-the-market

 

Coronavirus scams: How to spot bogus sites, emails and alerts

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/coronavirus-scam-emails/709900/

 

We compared the cameras of the top Samsung, Apple, and Google phones by taking pictures from the observation deck of the tallest building in New York — and it's obvious Samsung's is best for people who care about photos

https://www.yahoo.com/news/compared-cameras-top-samsung-apple-155700052.html

 

How to Install and Use Microsoft Edge on Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/656964/how-to-install-and-use-microsoft-edge-on-android/

 

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

 

Data-stealing ransomware hits parts maker for Tesla, Boeing and Lockheed Martin

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/data-stealing-ransomware-hits-parts-maker-for-tesla-boeing-and-lockheed-martin/

 

Take Notes That Can Be Understood Two Weeks From Now

https://lifehacker.com/take-notes-that-can-be-understood-two-weeks-from-now-1841909420

 

View Your Saved Passwords in Google Chrome

Google Chrome can save your and display your passwords. That's convenient, but is it secure?

https://askleo.com/view-your-saved-passwords-in-google-chrome/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=K2U2EWcyRpdfbL

 

How to Use Tab Groups in Google Chrome

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-tab-groups-google-chrome/

 

If you run uBlock Origin, use the Firefox version as it offers better protection

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/26/if-you-run-ublock-origin-use-the-firefox-version-as-it-offers-better-protection/

 

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

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

 

The iPhone 12 will be a huge upgrade

https://www.cnet.com/videos/the-iphone-12-will-be-a-huge-upgrade/

 

Apple to Pay Price for Purposely Slowing iPhones

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10720/apple-pay-price-purposely-slowing-iphones

 

Here Are All the Ways People Have Found to Hack Voting Machines

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ways-hack-voting-machines/

 

Scammers Use Fake Website to Masquerade as Burning Man Organizers

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-data-protection/scammers-use-fake-website-to-masquerade-as-burning-man-organizers/

 

Xbox Series X: new tech specs and features revealed

Microsoft share more details about the hardware and features coming with the Xbox Series X console.

https://pureinfotech.com/xbox-series-x-new-tech-specs-features/

 

Alexa Can Now Tell You About Severe Weather, US Elections, and NBA Highlights

Alexa gets a bunch of useful new features while developers can now create unique AI voices for their brands.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/alexa-can-now-tell-you-about-severe-weather-us-elections-and-nba-highlights

 

Google and Microsoft give free work at home tools due to coronavirus

https://www.komando.com/technology/google-microsoft-free-tools/709637/

 

Google Drive vs. Dropbox

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-drive-vs-dropbox-original-131518240.html

 

How to Enable DNS Over HTTPS in Firefox

https://www.howtogeek.com/659252/how-to-enable-dns-over-https-in-firefox/

 

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

 

The hottest topic: Ransomware

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/features/the-hottest-topic-ransomware/

 

What You Need to Know About the Slickwraps Data Breach

https://lifehacker.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-slickwraps-data-breach-1841890120

 

Does Emptying Trash in Email Keep Others from Seeing My Deleted Email?

Most of us aren't able to access emails we've deleted, but that doesn't mean someone at the email provider can't.

https://askleo.com/emptying-trash-in-email/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=K2U2EWcyRpdfbL

 

Is Windows Defender Good Enough in 2020?

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

 

Mozilla rolls out DNS over HTTPS for users in the US: on by default

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/25/mozilla-rolls-out-dns-over-https-for-users-in-the-us-on-by-default/

 

[Tip] Disable or Remove Workspaces Feature in Opera Browser

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

 

Almost 1 million Virgin Media records exposed via insecure database

The data included email addresses, phone numbers and physical addresses, but no payment information or passwords, the company says.

https://www.cnet.com/news/almost-1-million-virgin-media-records-exposed-on-insecure-database/

 

The 7 Best Free Sites and Services to Listen to Music Online

Music is one of life's great joys, and you don't have to spend a dime to keep the music coming with these sites and services.

https://whatnerd.com/best-free-sites-services-listen-music-online/

 

5 Methods Hackers Use to Break Into Your Bank Account

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/methods-hackers-bank-account/

 

State of Minnesota details hundreds of attacks against its IT systems in 2019

https://www.twincities.com/2020/02/20/state-of-minnesota-details-hundreds-of-attacks-against-its-it-systems-in-2019/

 

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/

 

Apple Stores Face a Shortage of iPhone Replacements Due to Coronavirus

Apple Store employees have been told that replacement iPhones will be in short supply for up to four weeks and suggests offering loaner devices instead.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/apple-stores-face-a-shortage-of-iphone-replacements-due-to-coronavirus

 

Hackers can silently take control of your phone with this scary new tactic

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/ultrasonic-smartphone-hack/709648/

 

Your smartphone carries more germs and bacteria than a toilet seat — here's how you should clean and disinfect it without ruining its screen

https://www.yahoo.com/news/smartphone-carries-more-germs-bacteria-190833190.html

 

Windows 10’s New Start Menu May Kill Live Tiles Forever

https://www.howtogeek.com/659300/windows-10s-new-start-menu-may-kill-live-tiles-forever/

 

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

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

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

 

Bot or human? It’s getting harder to tell (this is what Captcha puzzles are about)

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/podcasts/on-the-web-whos-a-bot-and-whos-a-person/

 

How to Unlock Chrome's Hidden Bottom Toolbar in Android

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

 

How Long Should a Password Be?

For years, the standard practice has been to assume that eight-character passwords made up of sufficiently random characters was enough. Not any more. Not even close.

https://askleo.com/how_long_should_a_password_be/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=K2U2EWcyRpdfbL

 

How to Take Full Page Screenshots of Websites in iOS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/take-full-page-screenshots-ios/

 

Bart is a freeware file and folder synchronization tool for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/26/bart-is-a-freeware-file-and-folder-synchronization-tool-for-windows/

 

[Fix] Truecaller Replaced Your Smartphone’s Stock or Default Calling Screen

https://www.askvg.com/fix-truecaller-replaced-your-smartphones-stock-or-default-calling-screen/

 

Best graphics cards for gamers and creatives in 2020

Picking a new graphics AMD or Nvidia card can be overwhelming. We'll help you get started with everything you need to know.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-graphics-cards-for-gamers-and-creatives-for-2020/

 

Is a PC the Best Next-Generation Console? How Consoles Are Changing

Do you buy consoles for the simplicity? Because that is slowly changing. That said, don't count consoles out just yet.

https://whatnerd.com/is-pc-the-best-next-generation-console/

 

1500+ Free Lightroom Presets for Any Occasion

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/incredible-free-lightroom-presets/

 

Lookout Phishing AI provides an inside look into a phishing campaign targeting mobile banking users

https://blog.lookout.com/lookout-phishing-ai-reveals-mobile-banking-phishing-campaign

 

Xbox Series X will resume games after reboot

The quick resume feature on Xbox Series X will resume games even after restarting the console.

https://pureinfotech.com/xbox-series-x-resume-games-after-reboot/

 

Seasonic Rethinks Power Supply Design for Better Cable Management

By moving the modular connections to a separate box, it can be hidden behind your motherboard and secured in place using magnets.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/seasonic-rethinks-power-supply-design-for-better-cable-management

 

Skip the lawyer – this company helps you get your money back if you were ripped-off

https://www.komando.com/news/fairshake-legal-app/709465/

 

GM Unveils Battery with Capacity Twice as Big as Tesla’s

https://autos.yahoo.com/gm-unveils-battery-capacity-twice-173000647.html

 

Watch Out: This Verizon Smishing Scam Is Crazy Realistic

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

 

Turn Off Location Access on Venmo to Avoid Having Your Address Shared

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/turn-off-location-access-on-venmo-to-avoid-having-your-1841890499

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Wed 1906 03/04/2020

Honey Trap Malware—Here Are The Hamas Dating Apps That Hacked Israeli Soldiers

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2020/02/16/terrorist-android-malware-exposed-here-are-the-hamas-apps-that-targeted-israeli-soldiers/

 

How to Fix: Remove Social Icons (WordPress, Drupal, etc)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10719/how-fix-remove-social-icons-wordpress-drupal-etc

 

Kopernio for Chrome

Improve your research with this extension that offers automatic search and fast access to numerous research papers all over the world

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

 

An algorithm could make CPUs a cheap way to train AI

It's a completely different approach to deep learning.

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-03-rice-university-slide-cpu-gpu-machine-learning.html

 

How to enable Windows Installer logging on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-windows-installer-logging

 

How to Update Your Raspberry Pi to the Latest Raspbian OS

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

 

Amazon just slashed the price on select memory cards and external hard drives—starting as low as $10, today only!

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/sandisk-wd-storage-deals-162618674.html

 

How to Enable or Disable Reserved Storage for Windows Update in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/124858-enable-disable-reserved-storage-windows-update-windows-10-a.html

 

Intel Expects to Reach Process Parity With 7nm in 2021, Lead on 5nm

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/306978-intel-expects-to-reach-process-parity-with-7nm-in-2021-lead-on-5nm

 

[Heads-up] Ransomware Criminals Hack An Accounting Company And Cause A Data Breach For Their Customers

https://blog.knowbe4.com/heads-up-ransomware-criminals-hack-an-accounting-company-and-cause-a-data-breach-for-their-customers?

 

Mixer Vs Twitch: Which Is The Better Of The Two?

https://www.techjunkie.com/mixer-vs-twitch/

 

8 ways to boost your laptop’s battery life (that really work!)

https://blog.avast.com/8-tips-to-make-your-battery-last-longer

 

Iranian hackers have been hacking VPN servers to plant backdoors in companies around the world

Iranian hackers have targeted Pulse Secure, Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, and Citrix VPNs to hack into large companies.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/iranian-hackers-have-been-hacking-vpn-servers-to-plant-backdoors-in-companies-around-the-world/

 

The new Facebook Messenger for iOS is much faster and takes less space on your phone

The new version is rolling out over the next few weeks

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/2/21161533/facebook-messenger-ios-app-faster-simpler-smaller

 

Apple Glasses have a neat feature PSVR should steal

Apple Glasses could have automatic adjustment for the perfect fit

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/apple-glasses-have-a-neat-feature-psvr-should-steal

 

Ransomware Damage Hit $11.5B in 2019

A new report shows the scale of ransomware's harm and the growth of that damage year-over-year -- an average of $141,000 per incident.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/ransomware-damage-hit-$115b-in-2019/d/d-id/1337103

 

5 best surge protectors to buy to protect your tech

https://www.komando.com/deals/best-surge-protectors/709146/

 

The Galaxy S20 Ultra Transforms AT&T With 5G+

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and S20+ triple AT&T speeds in Manhattan thanks to 5G+. We go in deep.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-galaxy-s20-ultra-transforms-att-with-5g-plus

 

SingleFile for Chrome

Archive a complete page into a single HTML file and keep the formatting of the page intact, in order to see it as you would have in the online environment

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Chrome-Extensions/SingleFile.shtml

 

Intel's 10th-gen desktop CPUs are coming soon, according to a Dell ad

We could soon see a successor to the popular Core i9-i9900K gaming-centric CPU.

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-03-intel-10th-gen-desktop-processors.html

 

How to keep Desktop Icons from moving when undocking – Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/keep-desktop-icons-from-moving-when-undocking

 

How to Create Custom Start Menu Tiles in Windows 10

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/create-custom-start-menu-tiles-windows-10/

 

What's the Difference Between OLED and QLED TVs?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/oled-qled-tv-180100715.html

 

How to Check Reserved Storage Size for Windows Update in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/124859-check-reserved-storage-size-windows-update-windows-10-a.html

 

AMD Releases New Radeon 20.2.2 Drivers to Fix ‘Black Screen’ Bug

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/306828-amd-releases-new-radeon-20-2-2-drivers-intended-to-fix-black-screen-bug

 

Courts: Banks $2 Million in Losses from a BEC Attack Aren’t Covered by Cyberinsurance

https://blog.knowbe4.com/courts-banks-2-million-in-losses-from-a-bec-attack-arent-covered-by-cyberinsurance

 

How To Setup Your TP-Link AC1750 Router As An Access Point

https://www.techjunkie.com/setup-tp-link-ac1750-access-point/

 

Avast continues support for Microsoft’s Windows 7 – your questions answered

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

 

Exclusive: Details of 10.6 million MGM hotel guests posted on a hacking forum

MGM Resorts said security incident took place last summer and notified impacted guests last year.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/exclusive-details-of-10-6-million-of-mgm-hotel-guests-posted-on-a-hacking-forum/

 

10,000 UK railway users had details leaked by free Wi-Fi provider

The provider told the BBC it considered the breach low risk

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/2/21161387/uk-railway-stations-free-wi-fi-exposed-london-bridge

 

Google Pixel 4a entering production in April — can it avoid coronavirus delays?

The Pixel 4a will reportedly be manufactured in Vietnam instead of China in order for Google to stay on track

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-pixel-4a-said-to-enter-production-in-april-coronavirus-be-damned

 

Firms Improve Threat Detection but Face Increasingly Disruptive Attacks

In addition, more third parties are discovering the attacks rather than the companies themselves.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/firms-improve-threat-detection-but-face-increasingly-disruptive-attacks/d/d-id/1337097

 

Google is making big changes to the way your private data is shared

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/google-changes-location-data-sharing/709060/

 

T-Mobile, AT&T 5G Icons Mean Almost Nothing on Samsung Galaxy S20

With low-band 5G, the Samsung Galaxy S20's '5G' icon means it's available, but it doesn't mean your phone is actually transferring data over 5G.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/t-mobile-att-5g-icons-mean-almost-nothing-on-samsung-galaxy-s20

 

A-Tools Free Edition

Manage Excel data on the network, share data on LAN or Internet, query functions and do much more by turning to this Excel add-in

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Other-Office-Tools/A-Tools-Free-Edition.shtml

 

The gadgets that refuse to die

Goodbye doesn't mean forever.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/03/03/undead-gadgets/

 

How to make a smooth curved graph in Excel and Google Sheets

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/make-curved-graph-in-excel-google-sheets

 

5 Free Guides to Understand Digital Security and Protect Your Privacy 

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

 

Apple is reportedly working on a major update to most of its computers and iPads

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-reportedly-working-major-most-143927623.html

 

How to Repair System Files with SFC Command in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2895-run-sfc-command-windows-10-a.html

 

Microsoft Guts Cortana’s Features, Removes Her From Local Accounts

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/306832-microsoft-guts-cortanas-features-removes-her-from-local-accounts

 

A U.S. Natural Gas Operator Shuts Down For 2 Days After A Phishing Attack Infects It With Ransomware

https://blog.knowbe4.com/a-u.s.-natural-gas-operator-shuts-down-for-2-days-after-a-phishing-attack-infects-it-with-ransomware

 

Having Slow Internet On Windows 10? Here’s What To Do

https://www.techjunkie.com/slow-internet-windows-10/

 

How to Increase Your Internet Speed... Right Now!

Subpar download speeds, websites loading super slowly (or not at all), lagging online gameplay, and videos that won’t stop buffering: all signs of a slow internet connection! Let’s fix that slow internet by optimizing your network, your Wi-Fi, and your Ethernet. 

https://www.avast.com/c-how-to-speed-up-internet-connection

 

Chinese hackers have breached online betting and gambling sites

Hacks confirmed at gambling and betting websites in Southeast Asia, rumors of other hacks in Europe and the Middle East.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/chinese-hackers-have-breached-online-betting-and-gambling-sites/

 

RECYCLING PLANTS ARE CATCHING ON FIRE, AND LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES ARE TO BLAME

Rechargeable batteries like the one in your smartphone should never be tossed in the recycling 

https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/28/21156477/recycling-plants-fire-batteries-rechargeable-smartphone-lithium-ion

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 sales crash: Is coronavirus really to blame?

The epidemic is only part of the story

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s20-sales-crash-is-coronavirus-really-to-blame

 

Most Cyberattacks in 2019 Were Waged Without Malware

If the "malware-free" attack trajectory continues, it could mean major trouble for defenders, according to experts from CrowdStrike and other security companies.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/most-cyberattacks-in-2019-were-waged-without-malware/d/d-id/1337239

 

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/

 

Despite Coronavirus, iPhone Maker Foxconn to Resume Full Factory Production

Foxconn's chairman also said the company will relocate more manufacturing capacity out of China if President Trump is re-elected to avoid getting dragged into future US-China trade wars.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/despite-coronavirus-iphone-maker-foxconn-to-resume-full-factory-production

 

Krita Portable

Create high-quality illustrations, concept art, textures and more, with this powerful and fully portable digital painting application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Multimedia/Graphics/Krita-Portable.shtml

 

Google yanks March security update for AT&T Pixel 4

Other carriers appear to be unaffected.

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-03-google-yanks-march-security-update-pixel-4-att.html

 

How to create a drop-down list in Excel and Google Sheets

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-create-a-drop-down-list-in-excel-and-google-sheets

 

10 Useful Ways to Reuse an Old Router: Don’t Throw It Away!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ways-reuse-old-router/

 

How to use Google Docs

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-docs-233553141.html

 

How to Turn On or Off Search online and include web results from Bing in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/25016-turn-off-search-online-include-web-results-windows-10-a.html

 

Windows 10 Gets New Icons and Optional Driver Updates

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

 

Outraged Robinhood users threaten class-action lawsuit after stock-trading app suffers daylong outage

https://www.businessinsider.com/robinhood-app-outage-users-threaten-class-action-lawsuit-company-apologizes-2020-3

 

How To Mirror An Android Phone With The Amazon Fire Stick

https://www.techjunkie.com/mirror-android-firestick/

 

4 tips to avoid being phished

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

 

A taxi driver saved an elderly woman from being scammed out of $25,000

https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/16/us/taxi-driver-prevents-scam-trnd/index.html

 

Why we can’t blame social networks for our polarized politics

A chat with Ezra Klein

https://www.theverge.com/interface/2020/2/28/21153060/social-network-polarization-ezra-klein-why-were-polarized-q-a

 

While you wait for PS5, here's how to power up your PS4

Sick of waiting for the PS5 announcement? Give your PS4 a performance boost with this easy hack

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/while-you-wait-for-ps5-heres-how-to-power-up-your-ps4

 

EternalBlue Longevity Underscores Patching Problem

Three years after the Shadow Brokers published zero-day exploits stolen from the National Security Agency, the SMB compromise continues to be a popular Internet attack.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/eternalblue-longevity-underscores-patching-problem/d/d-id/1337233

 

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/

 

New Bill Would Make Amazon, eBay Liable for Counterfeits

The Shop Safe Act aims to make e-commerce companies such as Amazon and eBay liable for any counterfeit products sold on through their online marketplaces.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/new-bill-would-make-amazon-ebay-liable-for-counterfeits

 

Portable CherryTree

An efficient and well structured computer program that allows you to create both simple and complex notes, manage and organize them

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Diary-Organizers-Calendar/Portable-CherryTree.shtml

 

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

 

U.S. Defense Agency That Secures Trump’s Communications Confirms Data Breach

https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2020/02/21/us-defense-agency-that-secures-trumps-communications-confirms-data-breach/

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Siri and Google Assistant hacked in new ultrasonic attack

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/03/02/siri-and-google-assistant-hacked-in-new-ultrasonic-attack/

 

US-bound Samsung Galaxy A21 leaks with quad-camera setup, Infinity-O display

https://www.phonearena.com/news/samsung-galaxy-a21-design-specs-us-release-leak_id122675

 

Owl Cameras is dead and users who bought its expensive dash cam are in limbo

The company that acquired its assets is looking for someone to help bereft customers.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3529968/owl-cameras-is-dead-and-users-who-bought-its-expensive-dash-cam-are-in-limbo.html

 

MICROSOFT UNVEILS NEW START MENU WITHOUT LIVE TILES FOR WINDOWS 10

The desktop version of Windows 10 is getting a new Start menu that drops Live Tiles in favor of traditional icons, and here's an early look a the design.

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

 

Take nearly $1,000 off the cost of a Surface Book with this factory recertified model

https://www.windowscentral.com/take-nearly-1000-cost-surface-book-factory-recertified-model

 

How to make a Facebook 3D photo

Grab your friends' attention with interactive 3D images

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/facebook-3d-photo

 

Does Turning Off Remote Access Keep Me Safer?

Turning off remote desktop is incrementally safer, but it is a very small piece of a much larger puzzle.

https://askleo.com/does-turning-off-remote-access-keep-me-safer/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J.e742HsBpdfbL

 

Gmail’s New Search Filters Help You Find Emails Faster

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/gmail-search-filters-find-emails-faster/

 

Ransomware Attackers Use Your Cloud Backups Against You

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ransomware-attackers-use-your-cloud-backups-against-you/

 

Gas Pipeline Shut Down After Ransomware Attack

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

 

Are Discount Toner Cartridges a Bargain?

https://askbobrankin.com/are_discount_toner_cartridges_a_bargain.html

 

Phishing: Leading targets, breaking myths, and educating users

Vade Secure's Adrien Gendre explains why the end user is an important link in the security chain.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/phishing-leading-targets-breaking-myths-and-educating-users/

 

Surprise! People Are Having Problems With an Optional Windows 10 Update

Who'da thunk it?

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/-problems-optional-windows-10-update

 

Supersize your storage in Amazon's one-day blowout on drives, SD cards, and USB sticks

Amazon's one-day sale on SanDisk and WD gear has deals for SD cards, thumb drives, SSDs, and more.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3530356/supersize-your-storage-in-amazons-one-day-blowout-on-drives-sd-cards-and-usb-sticks.html

 

Was too much money deposited into your bank? It may be a scam

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/too-much-money-deposited-bank-110029969.html

 

Amazon’s massive sale slashes prices of SanDisk memory cards and WD SSDs, today only

https://bgr.com/2020/03/03/amazon-sale-on-sandisk-memory-cards-wd-ssd-more/

 

Cool, Here's Another New Smartwatch That Looks Like an Apple Watch

https://gizmodo.com/cool-heres-another-new-smartwatch-that-looks-like-an-a-1842039068

 

iBaby Fixes Security Flaws in Popular Baby Monitor

While iBaby’s developers didn’t respond right away to Bitdefender’s report of security flaws in their M6S baby monitor, they jumped into action once PCMag reported on the problem, coming up with a complete fix in just a few days. Should you trust iBaby (or any networked camera maker) now?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/ibaby-fixes-security-flaws-in-popular-baby-monitor

 

New Batman-like tech kills coronavirus on the spot

https://www.komando.com/technology/new-batman-like-tech-kills-coronavirus-on-the-spot/709450/

 

Goal Zero Yeti 200X review: A handy portable power source for your home or car

It won't disappoint.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3528754/goal-zero-yeti-200x-power-station-review.html

 

How to avoid problems installing Windows 10 version 2004, May 2020 Update

Planning to upgrade to the Windows 10 May 2020 Update? Use these tips to prepare and avoid problems during the installation when it rolls out in spring

(I cannot over stress doing a full-disk verified backup, have the restore media for booting up your sick computer and restoring the backup to get you back to where you were before upgrading.)

https://pureinfotech.com/avoid-problems-installing-windows-10-2004-may-2020-update/

 

Top 5 reasons to consider buying the Xbox Series X

The Xbox Series X is Microsoft's big next-gen console, and early information about the product is incredibly exciting. Here are five reasons why we're optimistic about the future of Xbox.

https://www.windowscentral.com/5-best-things-coming-xbox-series-x

 

How to connect your phone to the TV

Here's how to get your TV and smartphone talking

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-connect-your-phone-to-the-tv

 

What Does “Not Responding” Mean?

Not Responding is Windows' way of telling you that a program might have a problem. Sometimes it's benign, but sometimes it's a sign of a deeper issue.

https://askleo.com/not_responding_what_does_it_mean_and_what_do_i_do_about_it/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J.e742HsBpdfbL

 

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

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

 

Windows 10 1909 Starts Getting Microsoft's New Fluent Icons

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/windows-10-1909-starts-getting-microsofts-new-fluent-icons/

 

Windows 10 Start Menu to be Redesigned

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

 

Here's How to Speed Up Your Laptop

https://askbobrankin.com/heres_how_to_speed_up_your_laptop.html

 

The latest cancellations: How the coronavirus is disrupting tech conferences worldwide

Adobe Summit 2020 is the latest to cancel as tech trade shows around the globe are impacted by the coronavirus. GDD and F5 Agility are history, and Twitter and Facebook pull out of SXSW.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/facebook-cancels-f8-how-the-coronavirus-is-disrupting-tech-conferences-worldwide/

 

Stunning iPhone 12 foldable design blows away the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

A new iPhone 12 concept video runs circles around Samsung's foldable

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/stunning-iphone-12-foldable-design-blows-away-the-samsung-galaxy-z-flip

 

How to disable Wi-Fi on an iPhone or iPad and always use cellular data

You can set your device so it never connects to Wi-Fi, if you follow the right sequence.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3528868/how-to-disable-wi-fi-on-an-iphone-or-ipad-and-always-use-cellular-data.html

 

T-Mobile customers are the most likely to get 5G on their new Galaxy S20 phones — but there's a catch

https://www.yahoo.com/news/t-mobile-customers-most-likely-130000052.html

 

This smartphone has such an insane design, you won’t believe it’s real

https://bgr.com/2020/03/03/iphone-12-vs-xiaomi-mi-mix-alpha-crazy-smartphone-design/

 

Microsoft's Dual-Screen Surface Duo Might Be Available Sooner Than Expected

https://gizmodo.com/microsofts-dual-screen-surface-duo-might-be-available-s-1842026499

 

Your Notes App Could Be Giving Away All Your Secrets

Most people aren't aware that their note-taking app of choice may not offer encryption.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/your-notes-app-could-be-giving-away-all-your-secrets

 

One place you should never download games for your phone

https://www.komando.com/news/dangerous-third-party-app-store/709463/

 

Big-screen phones are becoming a problem and foldable displays aren’t the solution

It's not just the Galaxy S20 Ultra.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3529928/big-screen-phones-are-becoming-a-problem.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/

 

Latest 'PS5 Pro,' PS5 release leak is a bit suspect, no reason for Xbox Series X to worry (yet)

The thirst for PlayStation 5 info knows no bounds, as this latest "leak" gains traction on sites across the world. Could there really be a double PlayStation launch, and should Xbox be concerned?

https://www.windowscentral.com/latest-playstation-5-leak-claims-there-will-be-ps5-pro-alongside-xbox-series-x-lockhart-rumors

 

How to change Alexa’s voice, speed, language and accent

What you can (and can’t) change about Alexa’s voice

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/change-alexa-voice

 

Focus Better with Multiple Desktops

Using multiple desktops can be a great way to organize your work, and keep you focused on the task at hand.

https://askleo.com/focus-better-with-multiple-desktops/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J.e742HsBpdfbL

 

The 15 Best Amazon Alexa-Compatible Gadgets You Can Buy

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-alexa-compatible-gadgets/

 

Microsoft Releases March 2020 Office Updates With Fixes, Improvements

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-releases-march-2020-office-updates-with-fixes-improvements/

 

Chrome Users: Update Now to Patch Critical Bug

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

 

If you worry about privacy, this is the browser to use

The Brave browser focuses on stopping websites from tracking you.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/if-you-worry-about-privacy-this-is-the-browser-to-use/

 

How to unlock the Android Chrome bottom toolbar

Frustrated that using Android's Chrome browser isn't nearly as easy with one hand as it should be? Learn how to unlock a hidden feature to move some of those elements to the bottom of the screen.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-unlock-the-android-chrome-bottom-toolbar/

 

The Google Pixel Slate tablet includes a keyboard and pen for $599

$50 cheaper than the Black Friday price, almost $700 off overall

https://www.theverge.com/good-deals/2020/3/2/21161957/google-pixel-slate-tablet-chromebook-keyboard-pen-free-bundle-599

 

AVG AntiVirus for Mac review: A good free option  (just harden it like Avast (this also works in Windows))

AVG AntiVirus for Mac offers free protection that covers just the basics.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3528276/avg-antivirus-for-mac-review.html

 

Friend or foe? Be on the alert for imposters and scammers on Facebook Messenger

https://www.yahoo.com/news/friend-foe-alert-imposters-scammers-110015163.html

 

Watch the carnage unfold in this Galaxy S20 Ultra drop test video

https://bgr.com/2020/03/03/galaxy-s20-ultra-drop-test-gorilla-glass-6-cracks-on-concrete/

 

Chrome OS 80 improves tablet mode, adds APK sideloading, and updates Linux environment (Update: Rollout resumed)

No more placing your Chromebook in Dev Mode just to install an APK

https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/03/03/chrome-os-80-improves-tablet-mode-adds-apk-sideloading-and-updates-linux-environment/

 

Vivint Doorbell Camera Pro Calls Out Wannabe Thieves With Flashing Lights, Alarm

The Vivint Doorbell Camera Pro captures 180-degree footage horizontally and vertically, and can record footage at 1080p HDR with an imaging sensor that’s capable of night vision.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/vivint-doorbell-camera-pro-calls-out-wannabe-thieves-with-flashing-lights

 

Don’t be fooled streaming service new pricing’s big gotcha after first year

https://www.komando.com/tv-streaming/streaming-att-price-hike/709313/

 

AMD's Radeon 20.2.2 drivers squash pesky black screen bugs and other community complaints

Much-needed fixes

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3530032/amds-radeon-2022-drivers-squash-pesky-black-screen-bugs-and-other-community-complaints.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/

 

Facebook app leaves the Microsoft Store, Facebook says to use a browser

Facebook directs people towards a browser now that its official app has left the Microsoft Store.

https://www.windowscentral.com/facebook-app-leaves-microsoft-store-facebook-says-use-browser

 

How to convert a video to any format

Convert to MP4, WMV, AVI or even GIF

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/convert-video

 

Do All These Software Updates Take Up More and More Disk Space?

Staying up to date is an important part of staying safe. Sometimes that means disk space is slowly used for more and more updates -- and sometimes not.

https://askleo.com/do-all-these-software-updates-take-up-more-and-more-disk-space/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J.e742HsBpdfbL

 

How to Set a Spotify Playlist as Your Alarm on Android

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/set-spotify-playlist-alarm-android/

 

Chinese Security Firm Says CIA Hackers Attacked China Since 2008

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/chinese-security-firm-says-cia-hackers-attacked-china-since-2008/

 

WinX DVD Ripper: Convert / Play DVDs on Windows 10

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

 

iPhone 9 rumors: Launch date, price, specs, Touch ID and an LCD display

All the latest, hottest rumors about a potential successor to the iPhone SE, maybe called the iPhone 9 or iPhone SE 2.

https://www.cnet.com/news/iphone-9-rumors-launch-date-price-specs-touch-id-and-an-lcd-display/

 

Cybercriminals and drug cartels are spreading malware and stealing financial information in Latin America

Drug cartels are using cryptocurrency and partnering with hackers to scam Latin American banks.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/cybercriminals-and-drug-cartels-are-teaming-up-to-spread-malware-and-steal-financial-information-across-latin/

 

Why you shouldn't use Clorox or Lysol wipes to disinfect your phone and laptop

There's a right and a wrong way to clean your phone.

https://www.androidcentral.com/why-you-shouldnt-use-clorox-lysol-wipes-disinfect-your-phone-laptop

 

Here are all the Apple Arcade games that support controllers

You can play a ton of Apple Arcade games with popular controllers like the PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3439826/here-are-all-the-apple-arcade-games-that-can-support-controllers.html

 

Check out this Xiaomi smartphone with a screen that wraps almost all the way around its body

https://www.yahoo.com/news/check-xiaomi-smartphone-screen-wraps-130000295.html

 

Netflix is releasing 55 new original movies and TV series in March – here’s the complete list

https://bgr.com/2020/03/02/netflix-is-releasing-55-new-original-movies-and-tv-series-in-march-heres-the-complete-list/

 

Google's Pixel Slate tablet discounted to $499 ($300 off), includes free pen and keyboard

https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/03/02/googles-pixel-slate-tablet-now-starts-at-499-300-off-includes-free-pen-and-keyboard/

 

Report: Apple Launching 14.1-Inch MacBook Pro

Apple gave us a 16-inch MacBook Pro last year, now it looks as though we're getting a 14-inch model, too.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/report-apple-launching-141-inch-macbook-pro

 

Windows 10 update: Is this one safe to install?

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/windows-10-update-safe/709298/

 

Nvidia's GTC 2020 goes digital as rumors of next-gen 'Ampere' GeForce GPUs whirl

Nvidia's GTC 2020 developer conference, where we might get our first glimpse at the architecture inside next-gen GeForce graphics cards, is being shifted to digital form over coronavirus fears.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3529999/nvidias-gtc-2020-goes-digital-as-rumors-of-next-gen-ampere-geforce-gpus-whirl.html

 

The most battery-draining apps of 2020

Google, Facebook, and WhatsApp are among the top 10 apps with the biggest drains on your smartphone battery, a new report from Uswitch

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-most-battery-draining-apps-of-2020/

 

Google is 'aware' of buggy Bluetooth for Home and Nest speakers and working on a fix

If your Google Home or Nest device can’t maintain a solid Bluetooth connection with a phone or an external speaker, you’re not the only one.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3530139/google-is-aware-of-buggy-bluetooth-for-home-and-nest-speakers.html

 

The Kindle Paperwhite is down to its lowest price ever at Amazon

Get the best-selling e-reader on sale for $59.99

https://www.techradar.com/news/amazon-kindle-paperwhite-price-cut

 

New PS5 and Xbox Series X leak is the craziest rumor we’ve heard yet

https://bgr.com/2020/03/02/ps5-price-vs-xbox-sony-and-microsoft-to-launch-two-new-consoles-each/

 

The best travel app is an iPhone feature you're probably ignoring

https://mashable.com/article/compass-iphone-app-travel-offline-hack/

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 100X Zoom Camera Reviewed by a Private Eye | WSJ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2qb54lRDOY&t=34s

 

One of the most common and damaging phishing techniques is easy to avoid

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/one-of-the-most-common-and-damaging-phishing-techniques-is-easy-to-avoid-200036758.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

 

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Ultra has all the best stuff you can cram in a phone, but 5G is still a problem

  - Samsung’s latest phone, the Galaxy S20 Ultra, is a $1,400 phone packed with the best screen, 5G connectivity, crazy cameras and more.

  - But it’s really just for people who want everything. Most folks are better off with the cheaper Galaxy S20+.

  - Here’s what you need to know about the new Galaxy S20 Ultra, which launches Friday.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/02/samsung-galaxy-s20-ultra-review-5g-100x-zoom-camera-120hz-display.html

 

What Do Spam Filters Look At?

Spam filters can be incredibly sophisticated or very simple. I'll look at some of the characteristics of email that spam filters can check.

https://askleo.com/what-do-spam-filters-look-at/

 

How Smart Light Bulbs Can Put Your Home Network at Risk

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/smart-light-bulbs-security-risk/

 

Intel Patched Over 230 Vulnerabilities in Its Products in 2019

https://www.securityweek.com/intel-patched-over-230-vulnerabilities-its-products-2019

 

This refurbished Retina MacBook Air is $200 less than Apple charges

Amazon is selling the 2018 13.3-inch MacBook Air for $750 today.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3529934/this-refurbished-retina-macbook-air-is-200-less-than-apple-charges.html

 

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

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

 

[Fix] Truecaller Replaced Your Smartphone’s Stock or Default Calling Screen

https://www.askvg.com/fix-truecaller-replaced-your-smartphones-stock-or-default-calling-screen/

 

Arlo Video Doorbell review: Finally! A doorbell that can tell cats from people

It’s better than the competition to date—and it’s less expensive, too.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3530070/arlo-video-doorbell-review.html

 

Swiss Government Files Criminal Complaint Over CIA's Decades-Long Global Encryption Racket

https://gizmodo.com/swiss-government-files-criminal-complaint-over-cias-dec-1842036498

 

[Update: Smart Keyboard + Trackpad] Everything we know about the 2020 iPad Pro update

https://9to5mac.com/2020/02/29/2020-ipad-pro-rumors/

 

How to delete duplicate iPhone photos and why you have them

https://macpaw.com/how-to/delete-duplicate-photos-iphone

 

US Charges Two Chinese for Aiding North Korea in Laundering Stolen Cryptocurrency

Federal officials claim the North Korean hackers were behind a previously-undisclosed $250 million hack at a cryptocurrency exchange that occurred back in April 2018.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/us-charges-two-chinese-for-aiding-north-korea-in-laundering-stolen-cryptocurrency

 

5 best surge protectors to buy to protect your tech

https://www.komando.com/deals/best-surge-protectors/709146/

 

New user tips to navigate Windows 10, the latest upgrade from Microsoft

https://www.yahoo.com/news/user-tips-navigate-windows-10-110001889.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

 

Alphabet’s latest experimental project wants to individually track fish to help feed humanity

  - Alphabet’s “moonshots” division, X, announced its latest project, called Tidal. 

  - The unit is working to preserve ocean life and help sustainably feed humanity by tracking fish populations.

  - Alphabet’s X launched about a decade ago with the hopes that it can use new technologies to solve global problems.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/02/alphabets-tidal-wants-to-individually-track-fish-to-help-feed-humanity.html

 

Why Is My Email Marked as Spam?

You can end up with email marked as spam for many different reasons, usually involving reputation - and not only yours.

https://askleo.com/why-is-my-email-marked-as-spam/

 

VEGAS Movie Studio for Windows Combines Powerful Video Editing With Ease of Use

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/vegas-movie-studio-for-windows/

 

Facebook Sues Analytics Firm for Data Misuse

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

 

Killer Acer deals: Chromebook for $150, Ryzen Windows laptop for $375

Grab a solid deal on Acer laptops today, whether you need Chrome OS or Windows 10.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3530031/killer-acer-deals-chromebook-for-150-ryzen-windows-laptop-for-375.html

 

“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

 

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/

 

Amazon Echo Glow review: A fun, kid-friendly smart lamp that works with Alexa

The durable, inexpensive Echo Glow is pretty good at the limited range of things it can do.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3529992/amazon-echo-glow-review.html

 

Apple Settles Lawsuit Over Throttled iPhones, Agrees to Pay up to $500 Million

https://gizmodo.com/apple-settles-lawsuit-over-throttled-iphones-by-agreein-1842031957

 

Comment: How will Apple position the Smart Keyboard with Trackpad in its iPad Pro lineup?

https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/02/ipad-pro-smart-keyboard-trackpad/#more-634674

 

How to transfer videos from your iPhone to your Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/transfer-videos-iphone-mac

 

Apple Agrees to Pay $25 Per iPhone Ensnared in 'Batterygate' Slowdowns

The company will pay between $310 million and $500 million to fund the US-focused settlement, which addresses class-action lawsuits over Apple secretly slowing down iPhones to mitigate errors from their aging batteries.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/apple-agrees-to-pay-25-per-iphone-ensnared-in-batterygate-slowdowns

 

iPhone owners to get cash in settlement over slow phones

https://www.komando.com/gadgets/2020-apple-cash-settlement/709241/

 

At least 3,200 Amazon delivery drivers will be laid off by the end of April as the company keeps cutting ties with contractors

https://www.yahoo.com/news/least-3-200-amazon-delivery-153930842.html

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Review: Too Much

https://www.slashgear.com/samsung-galaxy-s20-ultra-review-camera-battery-price-02611662/

 

I just tried the first mainstream 5G phone, and so far 5G isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

  - Samsung’s new Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra are the first phones in the U.S. to support a range of 5G networks being rolled out here.

  - They work on the faster and slower versions of 5G networks. 

  - I tested the Galaxy S20 Ultra for a week, and while it’s a great phone, there’s still no reason to buy a phone simply because it has 5G.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/02/is-5g-really-that-fast.html

 

Am I Sending Spam?

Sending emails with attachments to many BCC'd recipients directly from your Hotmail account looks like you're sending spam. I'll talk about why, and suggest alternatives.

https://askleo.com/am-i-sending-spam/

 

1500+ Free Lightroom Presets for Any Occasion

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/incredible-free-lightroom-presets/

 

Cybercriminals Target Lincoln Health Care Company

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

 

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

 

Beware secret lovers spreading Nemty ransomware

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

 

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

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

 

Best video doorbell: Nest vs. Ring vs. August and all the rest

Which video doorbell deserves to be mounted next to your front door? Our reviews lay it all out.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3277467/best-video-doorbells.html

 

After Two Years, Google Finally Promises to Fix Smart Speaker Bluetooth Issues

https://gizmodo.com/after-two-years-google-finally-promises-to-fix-smart-s-1842029858

 

Last chance: HyperDrive GEN2 USB-C hub preorder special up to 40% off (double the transfer rate of USB 3.0, 3.1 and USB-C Gen 1, but you have to have a USB-C Gen 2 port on your computer)

https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/02/hyperdrive-usb-c-hub-preorder-special/#more-634616

 

How to declutter your life, from your iPhone to your house

https://macpaw.com/how-to/declutter-mac-iphone-house

 

24-Hour Laptop Battery Life Is Here, But Will It Be the New Normal?

Thanks to software improvements, larger batteries, and more efficient chips and displays, laptops are lasting longer than ever between charges. (We just saw a model hit 30 hours in PC Labs testing.) But actually achieving multi-day battery life isn't easy, and the numbers are nuanced. Here's what you need to know.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/24-hour-laptop-battery-life-is-here-but-will-it-be-the-new-normal

 

Google is making big changes to the way your private data is shared

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/google-is-changing-the-way-your-location-data-is-shared/709060/

 

The pope has joined forces with Microsoft and IBM to create a doctrine for ethical AI and facial recognition. Here's how the Vatican wants to shape AI.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/pope-joined-forces-microsoft-ibm-003230145.html

 

Ultrasonic Waves Can Make Siri Share Your Secrets

Voice assistant programs listen to a frequency far wider than the human voice is capable of producing, and thus can be fed ultrasonic waves that will be interpreted as voice commands.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/bvg5dv/ultrasonic-waves-can-make-siri-share-your-secrets

 

Microsoft sees opportunity in old computers that still need to be upgraded from Windows 7

  - The Windows 7 upgrade cycle is not as far along as it usually is this far along, Microsoft finance chief Amy Hood said on Monday.

  - Around 23% of Windows desktop machines are still running Windows 7.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/02/microsoft-cfo-hood-more-windows-7-opportunity-than-in-past-cycles.html

 

How Do I Stop Outlook.com from Putting Legitimate Messages in the Junk Mail Folder?

Outlook.com, like most email services, tries hard to keep spam out of your inbox by placing it in a junk mail folder. Sometimes it gets a little too aggressive. I'll look at how to tame it.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-stop-outlook-com-from-putting-legitimate-messages-in-the-junk-mail-folder/

 

10 Useful Ways to Reuse an Old Router: Don’t Throw It Away!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ways-reuse-old-router/

 

Railroad Construction Firm RailWorks Falls Victim to Ransomware

https://www.securityweek.com/railroad-construction-firm-railworks-falls-victim-ransomware

 

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.techconnect.com/article/3528803/rokus-fantastic-streaming-stick-is-35-off-today.html

 

French Firms Rocked by Kasbah Hacker?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/03/french-firms-rocked-by-kasbah-hacker/

 

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

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

 

Ring beefs up its security with mandatory 2FA, suspends third-party trackers in mobile app

Forced security helps everyone.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3527851/ring-beefs-up-its-security-with-mandatory-2fa-suspends-third-party-trackers-in-mobile-app.html

 

Will My Data Be Online Forever?

https://gizmodo.com/will-my-data-be-online-forever-1842022010

 

Tot is new text editor for Mac, iPhone, and iPad focused on constraints and ease of use

https://9to5mac.com/2020/02/29/tot-text-editor-mac-iphone-ipad/

 

The 5 best iPhone cleaner apps and how they work

https://macpaw.com/how-to/best-iphone-cleaner-apps

 

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

 

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

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

 

Catastrophic software errors doomed Boeing's airplanes and nearly destroyed its NASA spaceship. Experts blame the leadership's 'lack of engineering culture.'

https://www.yahoo.com/news/catastrophic-software-errors-doomed-boeings-130700420.html

 

On Super Tuesday eve, experts look for signs of influence ops. DoppelPaymer strike. WordPress plugins exploited. Huawei talks.

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Microsoft Warns Coronavirus Will Hit PC Earnings, Surface Sales

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/306660-microsoft-warns-coronavirus-will-hit-pc-earnings-surface-sales

 

Display Any Phone Screen on a Windows PC

Mirror your phone’s screen on your PC

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

 

Bug bounty hunter numbers rising dramatically: HackerOne

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

 

How to Enable DNS Over HTTPS in Your Web Browser (this is security for all)

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

 

How to create AutoText entries for use with Microsoft Word

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-create-autotext-entries-for-use-with-microsoft-word

 

Windows 10: Features to try now

https://www.cnet.com/videos/windows-10-features-try-now/

 

What’s the Difference Between Spam and Junk Mail?

"Spam" and "junk" mean the same thing when it comes to email. There's a lot of confusion about how they, your email service, and your email program all interact.

https://askleo.com/whats-the-difference-between-spam-and-junk-mail/

 

Microsoft will remove Cortana from its Android launcher in April

The company is making changes to the digital assistant on Windows 10 as well.

https://www.engadget.com/2020-02-28-microsoft-removing-cortana-android-launcher.html

 

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 Save Gmail Attachments on Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/save-gmail-attachments-android/

 

How to Enable or Disable DNS over HTTPS (DoH) in Microsoft Edge (just do it!)

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/151318-how-enable-disable-dns-over-https-doh-microsoft-edge.html

 

5 Best Puzzle Sites for Logic Riddles and Lateral Thinking Brain Teasers

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/puzzle-sites-logic-riddles-lateral-thinking-brain-teasers/

 

tinyMediaManager

Organize your movies, movie sets and TV shows, scrap detailed information about them from different online sources, grab artwork, and sort, filter and search for items

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/File-CD-DVD-Catalog/tinyMediaManager.shtml

 

Microsoft is expanding its antivirus software to iOS and Android — and it's betting on AI in a bid to dominate the enterprise cybersecurity market

https://www.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-expanding-antivirus-software-ios-153000538.html

 

How to Troubleshoot Bluetooth Issues on a Mac

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

 

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

 

Alexa listening more than you think – here’s how often it accidentally records you

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/smart-speakers-listen-and-record-almost-constantly/708594/

 

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

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

 

ZyXEL NAS devices receive critical firmware patch

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/zyxel-nas-devices-receive-critical-firmware-patch/

 

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

 

How to shop safely on AliExpress without being scammed

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/shop-safely-on-aliexpress

 

Windows 10: Try these hidden features right now

https://www.cnet.com/videos/windows-10-try-these-hidden-features-right-now/

 

What Happens When I Mark Something as Spam?

Marking spam as spam is an important tool in the war against it, but exactly what happens when you do so is clouded in mystery.

https://askleo.com/what_happens_when_i_mark_something_as_spam/

 

The Morning After: The Galaxy S20 Ultra comes up short

And GDC is canceled.

https://www.engadget.com/2020-02-29-s20-ultra-morning-after.html

 

Bart is a freeware file and folder synchronization tool for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/26/bart-is-a-freeware-file-and-folder-synchronization-tool-for-windows/

 

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 Use SyncToy for Data Backups

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/151459-how-use-synctoy-data-backups.html

 

What Is Facebook Lite and Can It Replace Facebook?

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

 

Media Player Classic - Black Edition

Media Player Classic variant wrapped in an open-source package, featuring support for many formats for watching movies or listening to music

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Video-Players/MPC-BE.shtml

 

Apple has blocked Clearview AI's iPhone app for violating its rules

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-blocked-clearview-ais-iphone-201114622.html

 

How to Use Google Chrome’s New Deep-Linking Feature

https://www.howtogeek.com/658842/how-to-use-google-chromes-new-deep-linking-feature/

 

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

 

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/

 

How to Fix Errors Seen During the Computer Startup Process

Consider yourself lucky to see an error message

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

 

Google issues Chrome update patching possible zero day

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/google-issues-chrome-update-patching-possible-zero-day/

 

How to Fix the Gmail Bug That Won't Let You Empty Trash and Spam

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-fix-the-gmail-bug-that-wont-let-you-empty-trash-1841931549

 

What are the Best Facebook Privacy Settings? How to stay secure?

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/best-facebook-privacy-settings

 

Apple HomeKit is a better smart home platform than you think. Here's why

Commentary: Apple is casting an alternative vision of the smart home, and we should be paying attention.

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-homekit-is-a-better-smart-home-platform-than-you-think-heres-why/

 

Why am I getting email from someone with the wrong email address?

Many people receive spam that looks like it comes from someone they know, but is not from that person's email address. I'll take a look at what's going on and what you need to pay attention to.

https://askleo.com/why_am_i_getting_email_from_someone_with_the_wrong_email_address/

 

FCC votes to auction C-band satellite spectrum for 5G use

And potentially pay satellite operators billions for the trouble.

https://www.engadget.com/2020-02-29-fcc-5g-auction.html

 

Opera 67 Stable launches with Workspaces feature

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/25/opera-67-stable-launches-with-workspaces-feature/

 

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

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

 

How to Pin and Unpin Xbox Game Bar Overlays on Screen in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/151443-how-pin-unpin-xbox-game-bar-overlays-screen-windows-10-a.html

 

10 Apple Watch Tips and Tricks Everyone Should Know

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/apple-watch-tricks/

 

SmartFix Tool

Repair various system issues and even get rid of malware components, with a helpful application that can be integrated into the System Recovery Environment

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/SmartFix-Tool.shtml

 

T-Mobile to dispute $91M FCC fine for allegedly selling customer location data

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/t-mobile-dispute-91m-fcc-191244632.html

 

Is Your Phone’s Touch Screen Damaged? Avoid These Bad Repair Tips

https://www.howtogeek.com/447621/is-your-phones-touch-screen-damaged-avoid-these-bad-repair-tips/

 

Feds to US Firms: Watch Out for Employees Trying to Steal Trade Secrets for China

'Eighty percent of our economic espionage cases go back to China,' US Assistant Attorney General John Demers tells RSA security conference attendees.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/feds-to-us-firms-watch-out-for-employees-trying-to-steal-trade-secrets

 

This upcoming feature will make your iPhone even more useful

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

 

How to Create an ISO Image File From a DVD, BD, or CD (the ISO image can be written to a flash drive and if the original optical disk was bootable, the USB drive will be bootable.  Optical disk are obsolete.)

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

 

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/

 

What Is 'USB Fast Charging' and Why Does It Matter for Your Smartphone?

https://lifehacker.com/what-is-usb-fast-charging-and-why-does-it-matter-for-yo-1841936865

 

How to print selected cells in Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/print-selected-cells-in-google-sheets-excel

 

FCC approves $9.7 billion payment to free up satellite spectrum for 5G

The agency approves a controversial plan to speed up moving satellite providers off of valuable C-band spectrum.

https://www.cnet.com/news/fcc-approves-9-7-billion-payment-to-free-up-satellite-spectrum-for-5g/

 

Should I Worry If Email I Send Is Marked as Spam?

If someone threatens to mark your email as spam, don't worry about it. Here's why.

https://askleo.com/should-i-worry-if-email-i-send-is-marked-as-spam/

 

Samsung may introduce a Lite version of the Galaxy Tab S6

It'd offer a familiar design at a much better price.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/03/01/samsung-galaxy-tab-s6-lite-leak/

 

Study finds Brave to be the most private browser

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/25/study-finds-brave-to-be-the-most-private-browser/

 

Harness the Power of All Your Streaming Services with Audials One

https://www.maketecheasier.com/harness-the-power-of-all-your-streaming-services-with-audials-one/

 

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

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/151011-how-install-windows-10x-dual-screen-emulator-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Disable Google’s Face Match Feature

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/disable-googles-face-match-feature/

 

Kodi (XBMC)

Powerful media center with a slick, customizable design, multiple local, or network sources for your media files, add-on for more flexibility, and clean playback options

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Video-Players/XBMC-Media-Center.shtml

 

Google's ambitious push into gaming is floundering, and it's due largely to too few games on its Stadia platform — here's why developers have held back

https://www.yahoo.com/news/googles-ambitious-push-gaming-floundering-131500722.html

 

Why Does Google Say Chrome Is More Secure Than Edge?

https://www.howtogeek.com/658808/why-does-google-say-chrome-is-more-secure-than-edge/

 

Half of Us Snoop on Our Partners' Phones

We're looking for evidence of cheating when we snoop—and more than half of us find it.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/half-of-us-snoop-on-our-partners-phones

 

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 Wirelessly Connect a Surface Tablet to a TV

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

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

 

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

 

Walmart and Verizon may turn stores into 5G hubs

It'd be part of a push to offer digital health at Walmart shops.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/03/01/walmart-and-verizon-5g-at-stores/

 

Update Chrome to Protect Yourself Against Three Major Security Flaws

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

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