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Don't Use Tor Right Now If You're Working From Home

https://lifehacker.com/dont-use-tor-right-now-if-youre-working-from-home-1842318515

 

Apple could announce new MacBook models with scissor-switch keyboards soon

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-could-announce-macbook-models-171821759.html

 

The next iPhone could have a depth-sensing camera on the back

Improved AR and photography modes are the obvious benefits.

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-12-iphone-3d-depth-camera-rear-facing.html

 

Did Costco Issue a Recall Notice for Toilet Paper?

Even if COVID-19 hasn't infected the entire population, a mania for buying bathroom tissue apparently has.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/costco-bath-tissue-recall/

 

Apple confirms WWDC 2020 is happening online

WWDC 2020 is still going to be big, the company promises.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3532471/apple-confirms-wwdc-2020-is-happening-online.html

 

TLS is here to stay.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/research-saturday/125/notes

 

The 5 Best Private Search Engines That Respect Your Data

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-private-search-engines/

 

Android anti-virus products put to the test – which are the best at stopping new malicious apps?

https://www.grahamcluley.com/best-android-anti-virus-products-test/

 

These new battery technologies could be the future of energy storage

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/13/lithium-ion-batteries-heres-whats-coming-to-replace-them.html

 

Smart home developers raise concerns about Alexa and Google Assistant security

A year-old Amazon and Google data policy still makes smart home device makers nervous.

https://www.cnet.com/news/smart-home-developers-raise-concerns-about-alexa-and-google-assistant-security/

 

European Authorities Dismantle Two SIM Hijacking Gangs

https://www.securityweek.com/european-authorities-dismantle-two-sim-hijacking-gangs

 

Apple Watch blood oxygen detection feature found in iOS 14 code snippet

https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/08/apple-watch-blood-oxygen-saturation/

 

New Ransomware Exploits Excel Format

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10726/new-ransomware-exploits-excel-format

 

Apple Closes All Stores Outside China to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

https://gizmodo.com/apple-closes-all-stores-outside-china-to-prevent-spread-1842333902

 

Foldable phones: What's here now and what's coming soon

The foldable phones onslaught is underway, led by the Motorola Razr and Galaxy Z Flip

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/foldable-phones-release-date,news-28705.html

 

How to fix Sidecar not working on Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/sidecar-not-working

 

9 subscription services actually worth the cash

https://www.komando.com/money-tips/subscription-services-worth-the-cash/708373/

 

Italy's Internet Strains Under the Load of Quarantined Kids Playing Fortnite

With the entire country under quarantine due to coronavirus, children are turning to online gaming to help alleviate their boredom.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/italys-internet-strains-under-the-load-of-quarantined-kids-playing-fortnite

 

AT&T is lifting all internet data caps and Comcast is cutting some introductory service fees in response to the shift to more home use amid the coronavirus outbreak

https://www.yahoo.com/news/t-lifting-internet-data-caps-224400035.html

 

Logitech's 3-in-1 dock charges your iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods

The 'AirPower replacement' bandwagon is getting pretty full.

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-11-logitech-3-in-1-dock-charges-iphone-apple-watch-airpods.html

 

Americans Brace for New Life of No School and Growing Dread

Disruptions came as government and hospital leaders took new measures to contain an outbreak that has sickened more than 150,000 people worldwide.

https://www.snopes.com/ap/2020/03/14/americans-brace-for-new-life-of-no-school-and-growing-dread/

 

Apple had big plans for 2020. Some remain in place.

Apple had big plans for 2020. And then the virus came.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3532309/apple-had-big-plans-for-2020-some-remain-in-place.html

 

More COVID-19 phishing. Russia offshores trolling. Cyberspace Solarium Commission unveils strategy.

https://thecyberwire.com/newsletters/week-that-was/4/11

 

The 8 Best Chrome Privacy Extensions for Better Security

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-chrome-privacy-extensions/

 

Comcast Xfinity published the contact details of 200,000 customers who paid for them to be kept private

https://www.grahamcluley.com/comcast-xfinity-200000-customers-privacy/

 

Google is making a coronavirus information site to help find testing as more kits become available

  - Alphabet Sundar Pichai said in an email to employees Thursday that Verily and Google are working on a new effort to help with coronavirus testing.

  - The company is also asking employees if they want to volunteer in the effort.

  - President Donald Trump said Friday Google has 1,700 engineers working on a website right now.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/13/google-creating-coronavirus-site-to-help-find-testing.html

 

Galaxy S20: 6 tips to milk every last drop of battery life from your new phone

Samsung's latest phones have a ton of new features that can drain battery life faster than usual. Here are some tips to prolong it.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/galaxy-s20-6-tips-to-milk-every-last-drop-of-battery-life-from-your-new-phone/

 

US Surveillance Powers Set to Temporarily Expire

https://www.securityweek.com/us-surveillance-powers-set-temporarily-expire

 

iOS 14 reveals iPhone 9 and updated iPad Pro details, new Apple TV remote, AirTags, more

https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/10/ios-14-iphone-9-ipad-pro-apple-tv/

 

How to Fix: Can't Start Malwarebytes Installer Service

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10727/how-fix-cant-start-malwarebytes-installer-service

 

Fresh Off Probation for Violating Sanctions, ZTE Reportedly Under Investigation for Bribery

https://gizmodo.com/fresh-off-probation-for-violating-sanctions-zte-report-1842318893

 

The world’s first rollable screen phone makes the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip look boring

TCL's rollable phone concept extends the display to 7.8 inches with the push of a button

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/the-worlds-first-rollable-screen-phone-makes-the-samsung-galaxy-z-flip-look-boring

 

Think Facebook is listening to you? Here’s how to limit access to your microphone.

https://macpaw.com/how-to/stop-facebook-listening

 

Top 10 internet crimes you need to know about

https://www.komando.com/privacy/internet-crimes-you-need-to-know/709977/

 

Ransomware Forces Illinois Public Health Website Offline Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

The attack on Champaign-Urbana Public Health District's website occurs as security experts have long worried about ransomware attacks striking the health sector, and putting real lives at risk.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/ransomware-forces-illinois-public-health-website-offline-amid-coronavirus

 

How to set up your Apple Watch just the way you want by personalizing it, changing faces

https://www.yahoo.com/news/set-apple-watch-just-way-080309790.html

 

House Passes Aid Bill After Trump Declares Virus Emergency

The House has approved legislation to provide direct relief to Americans suffering physically, financially and emotionally from the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.snopes.com/ap/2020/03/14/house-passes-aid-bill-after-trump-declares-virus-emergency/

 

How to use Hot Corners and Work Spaces on iPad to stay productive

Using Hot Corners and work spaces on your iPad may make your tablet feel more like a Mac.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3532093/how-to-use-hot-corners-and-work-spaces-on-ipad-to-stay-productive.html

 

The CyberWire Pro Policy Briefing for 3.13.20

At a glance.

  - US Senate does not vote on House bill to extend surveillance authority and reform FISA.

  - Huawei gets some access to French 5G; expulsion from US networks begins shortly.

  - Cyberspace Solarium's tough line on deterrence.

  - Russian troll farmer opens branches in Ghana, Nigeria.

https://thecyberwire.com/newsletters/policy-briefing/2/50

 

The Best Free Movie Streaming Sites

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-free-movie-streaming-sites/

 

Secret-sharing app Whisper failed to keep users’ fetishes and locations private

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/secret-sharing-app-whisper-failed-to-keep-users-fetishes-and-locations-private-22452.html#new_tab

 

Live Coronavirus Map Used to Spread Malware

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/03/live-coronavirus-map-used-to-spread-malware/

 

5 useful Google Maps tricks you didn't know until today

From ordering food to using a new Google Maps language tool, you'll use these tips daily.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/5-useful-google-maps-tricks-you-didnt-know-until-today/

 

Microsoft Deprecates Remote Desktop Connection Manager

https://www.securityweek.com/microsoft-deprecates-remote-desktop-connection-manager

 

Roundup: Everything we know about iOS 14, watchOS 7, WWDC 2020, and more

https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/15/roundup-everything-we-know-about-ios-14-watchos-7-wwdc-2020-and-more/#more-636364

 

Denon DHT-S216H review: An inexpensive all-in-one soundbar with sweet sound and DTS Virtual:X support

While Denon’s first DTS Virtual:X soundbar lacks Wi-Fi or voice-assistant support, it doesn’t disappoint when it comes to the feature that matters most: Sound quality.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3531456/denon-dht-s216h-review.html?utm_date=20200314233954

 

This Is the Laptop You Should Buy Right Now

Buyer’s guides on Gizmodo are curated independently by editorial staff. If you purchase something using our affiliate links, G/O Media may earn a commission.

https://gizmodo.com/this-is-the-laptop-you-should-buy-right-now-1830148676

 

USB 4 is the next leap forward for laptops and phones

The new USB 4 connection standard has now appeared on the first USB controllers

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/usb-4-is-the-next-leap-forward-for-laptops-and-phones

 

How to change permissions on Mac and keep your data private

https://macpaw.com/how-to/change-permissions-mac

 

Everyone working from home could slow down your Wi-Fi – here’s what you can do

https://www.komando.com/technology/everyone-working-from-home-could-slow-down-your-wi-fi-heres-what-you-can-do/711014/

 

EU Wants to Make Smartphones and Laptops Easy to Repair and Upgrade

The European Commission's push for 'right to repair' policies arrives as lawmakers are also reportedly mulling over requiring smartphones to be built with easily replaceable batteries.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/eu-wants-to-make-smartphones-and-laptops-easy-to-repair-and-upgrade

 

Apple's next big iPhone update could bring 2 major features people have been wanting for years — here's everything we know about it so far

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apples-next-big-iphone-could-174107140.html

 

The Coronavirus Collection: Conspiracy Theories and ‘Predictions’

Snopes investigates conspiracy theories and supposed "predictions" pertaining to the novel coronavirus.

https://www.snopes.com/collections/coronavirus-conspiracy-theories/

 

Everything we think we know about Apple’s plans for iOS 14

With WWDC 2020 looking increasingly in doubt, the first iOS 14 secrets are beginning to emerge. Here's what we know so far.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3531823/everything-we-think-we-know-about-apple-s-plans-for-ios-14.html

 

The CyberWire Pro Privacy Briefing for 3.13.20

At a glance.

  - Exposed MongoDB reveals millions of online shoppers' data.

  - Volusian card data skimmed in 2019 for sale on the dark web.

  - Cookie-stealing Android Trojan compromises user privacy.

  - Reporters Without Borders publishes its list of "digital predators."

https://thecyberwire.com/newsletters/privacy-briefing/2/50

 

The 5 Best Open-Source VPNs for Linux and Windows

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/open-source-vpns-linux-windows/

 

Phishing attacks exploit YouTube redirects to catch the unwary

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/phishing-attacks-exploit-youtube-redirects/#new_tab

 

Crafty Web Skimming Domain Spoofs “https”

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/03/crafty-web-skimming-domain-spoofs-https/

 

'Strong likelihood' of Xbox Series X delay to 2021, says analyst

Yet another report suggests Microsoft and Sony struggle to overcome challenges posed by coronavirus.

https://www.windowscentral.com/strong-likelihood-xbox-series-x-delay-2021-says-analyst

 

China-linked APT Hackers Launch Coronavirus-Themed Attacks

https://www.securityweek.com/china-linked-apt-hackers-launch-coronavirus-themed-attacks

 

New Powerbeats 4 appear on Walmart shelves ahead of expected official announcement

https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/15/new-powerbeats-walmart/

 

Ring’s new Video Doorbell 3 Plus reveals what happened before motion events

It's a first for a battery-powered video doorbell.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3531972/ring-video-doorbell-3-plus-boasts-a-four-second-pre-roll-feature.html?utm_date=20200314234041

 

An E Ink Monitor Promises to Make Your Work Day Spent Staring at a Screen Easier on Your Eyes

https://gizmodo.com/an-e-ink-monitor-promises-to-make-your-work-day-spent-s-1842208997

 

Foldable iPhone design is a marriage of iPad and Galaxy Z Flip

Is Apple considering a foldable iPhone?

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/foldable-iphone-design-is-a-marriage-of-ipad-and-galaxy-z-flip

 

How to control access to your microphone on Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/allow-deny-microphone-access-mac

 

Ready to buy a new iPhone? Production has been delayed indefinitely

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

 

Verizon Launches $40 Phone Plan Using 'Yahoo Mobile' Brand

The monthly plan comes with unlimited data, calls and texts on Verizon's 4G LTE network, along with access to Yahoo Mail Pro, the ad-free version of the email service.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/verizon-launches-40-phone-plan-using-yahoo-mobile-brand

 

Samsung Reveals Breakthrough: Solid-State EV Battery with 500-Mile Range

https://autos.yahoo.com/samsung-reveals-breakthrough-solid-state-201200117.html

 

Where to Watch Classic Movies Online: The 7 Best Sites and Services

Can't get enough of classic films? You'll be able to keep watching them as much as you want with these sites and services.

https://whatnerd.com/watch-classic-movies-online/

 

WSJ: Apple’s shift to remote working faces glitches due to secrecy, unclear guidelines

https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/14/apple-remote-work-report/#more-636339

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Google is making a coronavirus information site to help find testing as more kits become available

  - Alphabet Sundar Pichai said in an email to employees Thursday that Verily and Google are working on a new effort to help with coronavirus testing.

  - The company is also asking employees if they want to volunteer in the effort.

  - President Donald Trump said Friday Google has 1,700 engineers working on a website right now.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/13/google-creating-coronavirus-site-to-help-find-testing.html

 

What’s New in Windows 10 Version 2004: GPU Temperature in the Task Manager

The Task Manager continues to be one of the most-used applications in Windows 10, and it happens for a good reason, as it allows users to get a quick look at how everything’s running on their devices, while also offering options to quickly kill a process.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/what-s-new-in-windows-10-version-2004-gpu-temperature-in-the-task-manager-529449.shtml

 

How to Set a Default Zoom Level in Safari for Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/658782/how-to-set-a-default-zoom-level-in-safari-for-mac/

 

How to Fix a Slow iPad

Improve your iPad's speed with these tips

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-a-slow-ipad-4103783

 

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

 

Carriers suspend internet data caps during coronavirus

AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and Comcast are offering additional help.

https://www.cnet.com/news/carriers-are-suspending-internet-data-caps-during-coronavirus/

 

Why can’t we catch scammers?

Scammers are an international problem and that makes it extremely difficult to stop. In the end, it's all about the money.

https://askleo.com/why-cant-we-catch-scammers/

 

NV Updater (Nvidia Driver Updater) 0.4.0.1 released to customize Nvidia driver installations

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/03/13/nv-updater-nvidia-driver-updater-0-4-0-1-released-to-customize-nvidia-driver-installations/

 

Ransomware halts health organization’s ability to inform public on COVID-19

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/ransomware-halts-health-organizations-ability-to-inform-public-on-covid-19/

 

How to convert WAV to MP3 using these free converters for Windows 10 PC

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-convert-wav-to-mp3

 

How to Add a Watermark to an Image without Photoshop

https://www.maketecheasier.com/add-watermark-to-images-without-using-photoshop/

 

How to Take a Screen Snip (Screenshot) with Snip & Sketch in Windows 10

https://tinyurl.com/vnjffup

     

Lepow 15.6-Inch USB-C Portable Monitor Review: Versatile, Value-Priced

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/307304-lepow-15-6-inch-usb-c-portable-monitor-review-versatile-value-priced

 

Data confirms: Given control, users opt for just one Windows 10 upgrade per year

Windows 10 users rejected Microsoft's longtime contention that operating systems should be updated on an aggressive tempo.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3532428/data-confirms-given-control-users-opt-for-just-one-windows-10-upgrade-per-year.html

 

The price for Google's next Pixel smartphone may have just leaked, and it's half the price of the Pixel 4

https://www.yahoo.com/news/price-googles-next-pixel-smartphone-143549770.html

 

Coronavirus fears fuel scam frenzy: How to keep yourself safe

Crooks are going into overdrive to capitalize on coronavirus worries

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/coronavirus-scams-tally-advice

 

Microsoft issues emergency Windows 10 patch for leaked vulnerability

It disclosed the critical, "wormable" bug earlier than it wanted.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/03/13/microsoft-patch-for-bug-it-disclosed/

 

9 clever ways to protect your identity

https://www.komando.com/privacy/9-ways-thieves-steal-your-identity/604688/

 

Bill Gates Steps Down From Microsoft's Board to Focus More on Philanthropy

'Microsoft will always be an important part of my life’s work and I will continue to be engaged with Satya (Microsoft’s current CEO),' Bill Gates said in today's announcement.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/bill-gates-steps-down-from-microsofts-board-to-focus-more-on-philanthropy

 

How to Block Firefox from Creating New Windows with a Tab Drag and Drop

There are several noteworthy improvements in Firefox 74, but one that didn’t make the new feature lineup concerns the detachable tabs that are powered by the browser.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-to-block-firefox-from-creating-new-windows-with-a-tab-drag-and-drop-529441.shtml

 

How to Reset Forgotten Apple Notes Password on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/656962/how-to-reset-forgotten-apple-notes-password-on-iphone-ipad-and-mac/

 

How to Clean Your Phone Screen

Keep your screen clean without doing damage

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-clean-phone-screen-4688907

 

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

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

 

Coronavirus care at one Chinese hospital got totally taken over by robots

At a smart hospital in Wuhan, robots stepped in to take vital signs, deliver meds, disinfect the facility and entertain quarantined patients.

https://www.cnet.com/news/coronavirus-care-at-one-chinese-hospital-got-taken-over-by-robots/

 

Why Isn’t Outlook’s Junk Mail Filter Stopping More Spam?

Outlook is doing the best that it can with spam, but your expectations that it can block spam based on the From addresses is a tad off the mark.

https://askleo.com/why-isnt-outlooks-junk-mail-filter-stopping-more-spam/

 

What is Opera Browser Assistant and how to disable it?

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/03/12/what-is-opera-browser-assistant-and-how-to-disable-it/

 

Coronavirus tracking app locks up Android phones for ransom

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/news-archive/coronavirus/coronavirus-tracking-app-locks-up-android-phones-for-ransom/

 

Excel: Out of Memory, Not enough System Resources to Display Completely

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/excel-out-of-memory-not-enough-system-resources-to-display-completely

 

How to Copy and Paste Messages Using Gboard Clipboard in Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/copy-paste-message-android-gboard-clipboard/

 

Windows Admin Center - Centrally manage all your Windows 10 PCs

https://tinyurl.com/wr5jwet

Security Disclosures on Theoretical Intel CPU Flaws Are Becoming Ridiculous

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/307433-security-disclosures-on-theoretical-intel-cpu-flaws-are-becoming-ridiculous

 

Come on, Microsoft! Is it really that hard to update Windows 10 right?

February Windows 10 patches were a mess. Is Microsoft ever going to get its Win10 patches act together?

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3532092/come-on-microsoft-is-it-really-that-hard-to-update-windows-10-right.html

 

Prices that will be music to your ears on Bose speakers and sound systems

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/bose-qvc-112402835.html

 

Google Chrome and other browsers let any website track you — here's how to stop it

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/browser-leaks-rsa20

 

Google explains the complex tech behind the Pixel 4's gesture radar

Getting Soli to work took a lot of volunteers and deep learning.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/03/13/google-explains-how-pixel-4-soli-radar-works/

 

4 devices that kill coronavirus germs on your phone

https://www.komando.com/news/uv-phone-cleaners-amazon/710621/

 

Trump Flubs Scope of 'Google' Coronavirus Screening Website

On Friday, Trump said Google was creating a website to direct people to coronavirus testing locations. However, the site is being handled by Alphabet subsidiary Verily Life Sciences and is only in the early stages of development.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/trump-google-developing-website-that-will-identify-coronavirus-testing

 

Dissecting Windows 10 Version 2004: Modern Bluetooth Pairing

Windows 10 version 2004 is believed to be just around the corner, as the new feature update is basically scheduled to go live in April or May for production devices.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/dissecting-windows-10-version-2004-modern-bluetooth-pairing-529440.shtml

 

How to Shuffle or Repeat Songs on iPhone or iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/657248/how-to-shuffle-or-repeat-songs-on-iphone-or-ipad/

 

Coronavirus Scams: What They Are and How to Protect Yourself From Them

How to recognize an online COVID-19 scam

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-coronavirus-scams-4799323

 

Why Can't You Deactivate Your Facebook Messenger Account Anymore?

https://lifehacker.com/why-cant-you-deactivate-your-facebook-messenger-account-1842065314

 

Coronavirus lockdown in Italy has a lot of people playing Fortnite

People are turning to the hit video game as an escape amid the pandemic.

https://www.cnet.com/news/coronavirus-lockdown-in-italy-has-a-lot-of-people-playing-fortnite/

 

Why Am I Getting Bounced Notices to Messages I Didn’t Send?

Spammers want to send email that looks like it’s coming from someone who may be trusted. They want it to look like it’s coming from you - and you end up getting the bounce notifications.

https://askleo.com/why-am-i-getting-bounced-notices-to-messages-i-didnt-send/

 

Necurs botnet operation dismantled; millions of malicious domains disabled

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/necurs-botnet-operation-dismantled-millions-of-malicious-domains-disabled/

 

Windows 10 version 2004: better Reserved Storage management

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/03/12/windows-10-version-2004-better-reserved-storage-management/

 

What are the main components of a Computer system?

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/what-are-the-main-components-of-a-computer-system

 

8 Helpful Smart Robots that Aren’t Vacuums

https://www.maketecheasier.com/smart-home/smart-robots-for-house/

 

How to Enable or Disable Reserved Storage in Windows 10

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

 

Security Flaw Detected in AMD CPUs Going Back to 2011

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/307317-security-flaw-detected-in-amd-cpus-going-back-to-2011

 

Microsoft eliminates a Windows 10 telemetry setting, renames others

The company’s changes to its diagnostic data collection settings debuted in a recent Insider build, implying that they won’t make it into the impending spring upgrade.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3532008/microsoft-eliminates-a-windows-10-telemetry-setting-renames-others.html

 

The 8 Best Smart Lights and Systems to Brighten Your Home

https://www.yahoo.com/news/8-best-smart-lights-systems-185700185.html

 

PS5: Release date, price, specs, games and more

Everything we know about the PS5

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/ps5-release-date-rumors-specs,news-26954.html

 

Washington state approves stronger facial recognition regulations

They're 'one of the first and most comprehensive laws to regulate facial recognition technology.'

https://www.engadget.com/2020/03/13/washington-facial-recognition-regulations/

 

VPN apps with 35 million downloads caught stealing data

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/vpn-apps-stealing-data/710500/

 

With March Apple Event Unlikely, When Will Rumored iPhone 9, SE 2, iPads Arrive?

Apple's March product releases may be delayed because of the coronavirus. Here's the latest.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/what-to-expect-at-apples-march-event-iphone-9-iphone-se-2-new-ipads

 

An Early Look at Vivaldi Browser’s Built-in Ad Blocker

Pretty much everyone uses ad blockers these days, but most users rely on third-party extensions that they install from stores on the likes of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/an-early-look-at-vivaldi-browser-s-built-in-ad-blocker-529439.shtml

 

How to Set Up Microsoft Teams

https://www.howtogeek.com/660743/how-to-set-up-microsoft-teams/

 

How to Back Up an iPhone Without iTunes

MacOS Catalina eliminates iTunes, but there are other backup methods

https://www.lifewire.com/back-up-iphone-without-itunes-4783790

 

Androids with MediaTek Chips Need This Month's Security Update ASAP

https://lifehacker.com/androids-with-mediatek-chips-need-this-months-security-1842056360

 

Coronavirus and online dating: How love seekers are coping with COVID-19

This week on Love Syncs: Social distancing can make it tough to bring the romance, but humor helps. "Someone just asked me: 'If coronavirus doesn't take you out, can I?'"

https://www.cnet.com/news/love-amid-the-coronavirus-how-online-daters-are-coping-with-covid-19/

 

Why shouldn’t I post my email address in a public forum?

Spammers and internet trolls harvest email addresses via a variety of means. One of the most common is to simply surf the web and look for anything that might look like one.

https://askleo.com/why_shouldnt_i_post_my_email_address_in_a_public_forum/

 

Windows 10 drivers will be rolled out gradually

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/03/10/windows-10-drivers-will-be-rolled-out-gradually/

 

Fed report castigates U.S. ability to fend off a cyberattack, suggests major reforms

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/government-and-defense/fed-report-castigates-u-s-ability-to-fend-off-a-cyberattack-suggests-major-reforms/

 

How to sign out other User Accounts from a Current Session on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/sign-out-other-user-accounts-from-a-current-session-on-windows-10

 

Blockstack Provides Private, Decentralized Versions of Your Favorite Apps

https://www.maketecheasier.com/blockstack-private-decentralized-apps/

 

How to Enable or Disable Bluetooth Absolute Volume in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/151957-how-enable-disable-bluetooth-absolute-volume-windows-10-a.html

 

Intel Desktop CPU Rumors Point to a Big.Little Configuration, 16 Cores

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/307330-intel-desktop-cpu-rumors-point-to-a-big-little-configuration-16-cores

 

Come on, NSA, it’s time to join the fight against Windows hacking

The agency took a step in the right direction in January, but it needs to demonstrate that it has truly abandoned the practices that unleashed WannaCry on the world.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3519248/come-on-nsa-it-s-time-to-join-the-fight-against-windows-hacking.html

 

Here’s Why Your Connected Home Could Use a Smart Display

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/why-connected-home-could-smart-220000163.html

 

Thousands of Netgear routers are at risk of getting hacked: What to do

Nearly 50 Netgear models need firmware patches ASAP

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/netgear-security-firmware-patches

 

Sennheiser's Momentum True Wireless 2 has ANC and improved battery life

The company also updated the design, but kept the price at $299.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/03/13/sennheiser-momentum-true-wireless-2-announced-specs-price-availability/

 

Security alert: Millions of cars vulnerable to key cloning

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

 

Italy's Internet Strains Under the Load of Quarantined Kids Playing Fortnite

With the entire country under quarantine due to coronavirus, children are turning to online gaming to help alleviate their boredom.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/italys-internet-strains-under-the-load-of-quarantined-kids-playing-fortnite

 

Maybe This Windows 10 Settings App Makes Killing Off Control Panel Easier

One of Microsoft’s long-terms plans in Windows 10 is replacing the classic Control Panel with the modern Settings app, so every new Windows 10 feature update continues the migration with the transfer of more options.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/maybe-this-windows-10-settings-app-makes-the-transition-off-control-panel-easier-529438.shtml

 

Driver tech like Tesla's Autopilot needs real regulation, says IIHS

Partially automated driving technology still requires the driver's full attention -- the IIHS says automakers aren't doing enough to make that clear.

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/driver-tech-tesla-autopilot-regulation-iihs/

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Google Chrome prepares two-page view for built-in PDF viewer

https://9to5google.com/2020/03/12/google-chrome-two-page-pdf-viewer/

 

'Shark Tank' Star Barbara Corcoran Gets Back the Nearly $400,000 Stolen in Phishing Scam

https://www.etonline.com/shark-tank-star-barbara-corcoran-gets-back-the-nearly-400000-stolen-in-phishing-scam-142267

 

Update: Google and Microsoft are scaring consumers over Edge extensions, and for what?

Google and Microsoft's Edge extensions spat could stifle the new browser's growth.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3528753/google-and-microsoft-are-killing-the-new-edge-browser-with-scare-tactics-over-extensions.html

 

Cortana likely to become Microsoft 365 Assistant

Microsoft is reportedly planning to change the Cortana name to Microsoft 365 Assistant, and it's working to integrate the assistant into Teams.

https://pureinfotech.com/cortana-microsoft-365-assistant-rebrand/

 

Russian trolls are outsourcing to Africa to stoke US racial tensions

https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/12/twitter-facebook-disinformation-africa-ghana-nigeria-ira-russia/

 

Picking Up and Setting Up My New Desktop

My new machine was ready! I'll show you where it came from, and the laundry list of things I did first.

https://askleo.com/picking-up-and-setting-up-my-new-desktop/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JboWvx_FtpdfbL

 

How to set up two-factor authentication (2FA) on a Microsoft account

You can enable two-step verification on your Microsoft account to an extra layer of security, and in this guide, we'll show how to complete this task.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-set-two-step-verification-microsoft-accounts

 

How to get YouTube dark mode

Dim the lights and sit back

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/youtube-dark-mode

 

Cybercriminals raking in $1.5 trillion every year

Research from Atlas VPN found that criminals' net proceeds outpace the revenue made by tech giants each year.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/cybercriminals-raking-in-1-5-trillion-every-year/

 

New CoronaVirus Ransomware Acts as Cover for Kpot Infostealer

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-coronavirus-ransomware-acts-as-cover-for-kpot-infostealer/

 

Here's How to Boost Laptop Wifi Reception

https://askbobrankin.com/heres_how_to_boost_laptop_wifi_reception.html

 

Here is how to install Windows 10X’s modern File Explorer on your PC

https://mspoweruser.com/windows-10x-file-explorer-on-pc/

 

Which Startup Programs Are OK To Stop? (Do this from your Administrator login)

https://www.techjunkie.com/startup-programs-ok-stop/

 

Official: COVID-19 a Pandemic; Tips to Clean Devices

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10725/official-covid-19-pandemic-tips-clean-devices

 

Microsoft releases emergency patch for 'leaked' Windows 10 security bug

https://www.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-releases-emergency-patch-leaked-173127794.html

 

Apple Accident Just Confirmed Its Radical iPhone Upgrades

Apple’s 2020 iPhone plans are genuinely exciting with leak after leak pointing to some of the best upgrades in years. And now Apple has accidentally confirmed two of the biggest. 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2020/03/10/apple-ios-14-leak-2020-iphone-upgrades-new-iphone-11-pro-max-update/

 

Backup your digital life with these juicy external drive deals

Amazon, Best Buy, and Staples all have some awesome deals on external hard drives today.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3532056/backup-your-digital-life-with-these-juicy-external-drive-deals.html

 

Personal privacy matters during a pandemic — but less than it might at other times

Public health weighs individual privacy against the common good

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/12/21177129/personal-privacy-pandemic-ethics-public-health-coronavirus

 

iOS 14 launch likely on track for June even if WWDC 2020 is canceled

https://bgr.com/2020/03/10/ios-14-beta-release-date-wwdc-2020-and-the-coronavirus-outbreak/

 

Ransomware Increasingly Targeting Small Governments

To get back up and running quickly, and because it's cheaper, city and county governments often pay the ransom, especially if insurance companies are footing the bill. The result: More ransomware.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/ransomware-increasingly-targeting-small-governments/d/d-id/1337297

 

Samsung Develops 900Wh Solid-State Battery

Existing lithium-ion batteries can't get close to the energy density of this solid-state prototype.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/samsung-develops-900wh-solid-state-battery

 

New email address? How to forward from one account to another

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/migrate-email-between-accounts/707359/

 

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

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

 

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/

 

Hackers are jumping on the COVID-19 pandemic to spread malware

https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/12/hackers-coronavirus-malware/

 

A Recent Update Prevents Me from Booting. How Do I Fix It?

Recovery from an unbootable machine isn't as daunting as it sounds... with a little preparation.

Microsoft partnered across 35 countries to disrupt a widespread botnet

Microsoft and partners took steps to prevent the spread of the Necurs botnet.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-partnered-across-35-countries-disrupt-widespread-botnet

 

How to set up your TV for the perfect picture

Here's your guide to getting the best picture quality possible

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-set-up-your-tv-for-the-perfect-picture

 

February sees huge jump in exploits designed to spread Mirai botnet

The Mirai botnet is known for targeting Internet of Things devices and conducting massive DDoS attacks, as described by cyberthreat researcher Check Point Research.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/february-sees-huge-jump-in-exploits-designed-to-spread-mirai-botnet/

 

Hackers Get $1.6 Million for Card Data from Breached Online Shops

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-get-16-million-for-card-data-from-breached-online-shops/

 

Geekly Update - 11 March 2020

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_11_march_2020.html

 

Concern over Coronavirus Leading to Global Spread of Fake Pharmacy Spam

https://www.imperva.com/blog/concern-over-coronavirus-leading-to-global-spread-of-fake-pharmacy-spam/

 

How To Set Up A VPN In Windows 10 [January 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/how-to-set-up-vpn-windows-10/

 

Microsoft Revamps Win10 Data Collection Options

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10723/microsoft-revamps-win10-data-collection-options

 

How to set up your Apple Watch just the way you want by personalizing it, changing faces

https://www.yahoo.com/news/set-apple-watch-just-way-080309790.html

 

Ring's latest doorbells feature a three-camera array

The Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus' "Pre-Roll" feature shows the moments before an alarm was tripped.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/03/11/rings-doorbells-three-camera-array/

 

How to work around a Photos bug in macOS Catalina that thinks an image or movie remains in an album

A bug in tracking the state of photos and videos can mess up your smart albums.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3530332/how-to-work-around-a-photos-bug-in-macos-catalina-that-thinks-an-image-or-movie-remains-in-an-album.html

 

Comcast modestly raises slow internet speeds for low-income users because of coronavirus

To assist homes during the coronavirus pandemic

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/12/21177524/comcast-internet-essentials-speed-increase-coronavirus

 

Unreleased Pixel 4a gets a full hands-on review in this leaked video

https://bgr.com/2020/03/10/pixel-4a-leak-hands-on-video-google-specs-design/

 

New Android Malware Strain Sneaks Cookies from Facebook

Two malware modifications, when combined, can snatch cookies collected by browsers and social networking apps.

https://www.darkreading.com/new-android-malware-strain-sneaks-cookies-from-facebook/d/d-id/1337304

 

Good Luck Finding the iPhone 11 in New York City

Retailers in the Big Apple are either out of stock or low on units as the coronavirus outbreak shuts down iPhone 11 manufacturing facilities.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/good-luck-finding-the-iphone-11-in-new-york-city

 

9 security mistakes people make when working from home

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/9-security-mistakes-people-make-when-working-from-home/710339/

 

No PC, no problem: Shadow supercharges cloud gaming with lower prices, faster hardware, and VR

This GeForce Now rival just got a lot more competitive.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3531976/no-pc-no-problem-shadow-supercharges-cloud-gaming-with-lower-prices-faster-hardware-and-vr.html

 

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/

 

Microsoft releases emergency patch for ‘leaked’ Windows 10 security bug

https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/12/microsoft-releases-emergency-patch-for-leaked-windows-10-security-bug/

 

Using OneDrive for Nearly Continuous Backup

https://askleo.com/using-onedrive-nearly-continuous-backup/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JboWvx_FtpdfbL

 

How to download Call of Duty: Warzone for free

Download Call of Duty: Warzone today!

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-download-call-duty-warzone-free

 

How to get Chrome dark mode

Give Chrome the dark mode treatment

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/chrome-dark-mode

 

How to create fun bouncing-ball bullet points in Microsoft PowerPoint

Use animation to add a bit of fun to otherwise boring lists!

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-create-fun-bouncing-ball-bullet-points-in-microsoft-powerpoint/

 

Advanced Russian Hackers Use New Malware in Watering Hole Operation

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/advanced-russian-hackers-use-new-malware-in-watering-hole-operation/

 

So You Want to Destroy a Hard Drive

https://askbobrankin.com/so_you_want_to_destroy_a_hard_drive.html

 

'Malware-free' attacks now most popular tactic amongst cybercriminals

Malware-free or fileless techniques accounted for 51% of attacks last year, compared to 40% the year before, as hackers turn to stolen credentials to breach corporate networks, reveals CrowdStrike's latest threat report.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/malware-free-attacks-now-most-popular-tactic-amongst-cybercriminals/

 

How To Scan & Fix Hard Drives With CHKDSK In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/fix-hard-drives-chkdsk-windows-10/

 

Cortex XDR™ Detects New Phishing Campaign Installing NetSupport Manager RAT

https://unit42.paloaltonetworks.com/cortex-xdr-detects-netsupport-manager-rat-campaign/

 

DirecTV's days are numbered

https://news.yahoo.com/directvs-days-numbered-133022651.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

Download this update from mybrowser.microsoft.com. Oh, sorry, that was malware on a hijacked sub-domain. Oops

Lax DNS leaves door wide open for miscreants to impersonate Windows giant on its own websites

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/03/04/microsoft_subdomain_takeover/

 

Cursors on the iPad? Bring them on

The iPad’s strength is in its adaptability. Adding true mouse support will only add to its power.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3531970/cursors-on-the-ipad-bring-them-on.html

 

A viral list of dubious coronavirus tips claims to be from Stanford — it isn’t

The tips are full of misinformation

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/12/21177262/coronavirus-tip-fake-list-stanford-hoax-covid-19

 

Cable TV prices have gone up so much that they now exceed most combined utility bills

https://bgr.com/2020/03/10/cable-vs-streaming-price-increases-fees/

 

Cyberspace Solarium Commission Slams US Cybersecurity Readiness

The federal commission outlined more than 60 recommendations to remedy major security problems.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/cyberspace-solarium-commission-slams-us-cybersecurity-readiness/d/d-id/1337296

 

Hacking Tools Are Being Infected With Malware

Hackers realized they can gain access to compromised systems and sensitive data by hacking other hackers.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/hacking-tools-are-being-infected-with-malware

 

Android 101: How to get the most out of your smartphone’s apps

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/android-smartphone-app-features/708012/

 

The Full Nerd ep. 128: Next-gen Radeon RDNA2 details revealed, inside the future of power supplies

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3531671/the-full-nerd-ep-128-next-gen-radeon-rdna2-details-revealed-inside-the-future-of-power-supplies.html

 

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 2004 (20H1) RELEASE DATE DETAILS

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

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

 

Senate bill seeks to ban Chinese app TikTok from government work phones

https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/12/hawley-bill-tiktok-china/

 

Sending Text Messages Using Your Computer

There are several approaches to exchanging messages via text, ranging from traditional SMS text messaging to many popular messaging applications and services.

https://askleo.com/sending-text-messages-using-your-computer/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JboWvx_FtpdfbL

 

Halo: MCC's success on Steam shows how Halo Infinite can be big on PC

Halo Infinite can be just as successful as Halo: MCC has been on PC, provided it meets important expectations from PC gamers.

https://www.windowscentral.com/halo-mccs-success-steam-shows-how-halo-infinite-can-be-big-pc

 

How to install RAM: It's not as simple as downloading more RAM

Fill those RAM slots

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-install-ram

 

Facebook cookie-stealing trojans surface on Android devices

The trojans are designed to gain control of Facebook user accounts by capturing browser cookies in Android, says Kaspersky.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/facebook-cookie-stealing-trojans-surface-on-android-devices/

 

Google Chrome Gets 'Default to Guest' Mode for Stateless Browsing

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-chrome-gets-default-to-guest-mode-for-stateless-browsing/

 

Uninstall These VPN and Ad-Blocking Apps That Spied on Your iPhone or Android

https://lifehacker.com/uninstall-these-vpn-and-ad-blocking-apps-that-spied-on-1842274746

 

Chinese cybersecurity company accuses CIA of 11-year-long hacking campaign

(Reuters) - Chinese anti virus firm Qihoo 360 said CIA hackers have spent more than a decade breaking into the Chinese airline industry and other targets, a blunt allegation of American espionage from a Beijing-based firm.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-cia/chinese-cybersecurity-company-accuses-cia-of-11-year-long-hacking-campaign-idUSKBN20Q2SI?

 

What To Do If Your Windows 10 Computer Stops Responding

https://www.techjunkie.com/windows-10-computer-stops-responding/

 

Apple supply challenges have the potential to impact 5G phone launch, analyst warns

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/78b02211-7c9e-3924-bac8-56b719c3b99f/apple-supply-challenges-have.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

5G judged safe by scientists but faces tougher radiation rules

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-51839681

 

iOS 14 and iPadOS 14: Everything we know about Apple’s upcoming OS upgrades

Apps, features, and compatability

https://www.macworld.com/article/3531949/ios-14-ipad-os-14-apps-features-compatibility-release.html

 

AT&T is suspending broadband data caps for home internet customers due to coronavirus

To alleviate new work-from-home policies taking effect

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/12/21177538/att-broadband-internet-data-cap-coronavirus-suspend

 

One of Google Maps’ best new features is finally rolling out to more users

https://bgr.com/2020/03/11/google-maps-features-speed-limit-indicator-available-to-more-users/

 

Microsoft Patches Leaked Remote Code Execution Flaw

A vulnerability in Microsoft's Server Message Block protocol prompted concerns of wormable exploits when it was disclosed this week.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/microsoft-patches-leaked-remote-code-execution-flaw-/d/d-id/1337301

 

Pixel 4a: Here's an Early Prototype of Google's Next Phone

Google plans to release another mid-range Pixel phone in 2020, the Pixel 4a.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/pixel-4a-heres-an-early-prototype-of-googles-next-phone

 

Innovative security app shows your Facebook, Google and Twitter privacy gotchas

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/jumbo-app-reveals-privacy-gotchas/560904/

 

Logitech Powered wireless chargers offer Qi support and style to spare

The dock, stand and pad are designed to charge efficiently and look good while doing it.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3531695/logitech-powered-wireless-chargers-offer-qi-support-and-style-to-spare.html

 

Denon DHT-S216H review: An inexpensive all-in-one soundbar with sweet sound and DTS Virtual:X support

While Denon’s first DTS Virtual:X soundbar lacks Wi-Fi or voice-assistant support, it doesn’t disappoint when it comes to the feature that matters most: Sound quality.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3531456/denon-dht-s216h-review.html

 

This hidden Google Maps trick helps protect you from the coronavirus

https://bgr.com/2020/03/12/google-maps-features-order-food-online-during-coronavirus-pandemic/

 

Kuo: MacBooks With Apple-Designed Processors Coming Late 2020 or Early 2021, All-New Design to Follow in Mid 2021

https://www.macrumors.com/2020/03/12/kuo-new-macbook-design-2021/

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Coronavirus causes Apple to scrap iPhone 9 launch event: Report

It is not known if the March 31 event will be rescheduled

https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/coronavirus-causes-apple-to-scraps-iphone-9-launch-event-report

 

5 Apps to Fix YouTube Fails and Overcome Limitations

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/apps-fix-youtube-fails/

 

How to fix Wi-Fi problems on Windows 10 version 2004

If after installing the Windows 10 version 2004 you're experiencing Wi-Fi issues, then use these four solutions to fix the problem to get back online.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-wifi-problems-windows-10-2004/

 

Can’t We Just Spam the Spammers to Death?

Unfortunately, that then turns you into, yes... a spammer! There are many, many problems with this idea. I'll explain a few.

https://askleo.com/cant-we-just-spam-the-spammers-to-death/

 

Ransomware Attackers Use Your Cloud Backups Against You

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

 

How to Fix: Program Won't Remove from Programs and Features

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10724/how-fix-program-wont-remove-programs-and-features

 

Yet Another Utility Company Falls Victim to Ransomware Attack

https://blog.knowbe4.com/yet-another-utility-company-falls-victim-to-ransomware-attack

 

5 tips to fight mobile adware

https://blog.avast.com/5-tips-to-defend-against-mobile-adware-avast

 

Smartphones are about to get very, very interesting thanks to recent advances in 5G and foldable glass — but they aren't developed enough yet

https://www.yahoo.com/news/smartphones-cusp-becoming-exciting-again-110100845.html

 

TV tech terms demystified, part four: LED backlighting

They enable thinner flat-panel TVs and save energy, but until just recently, the color has been inferior to what older technologies delivered, leaving us to sing the LED backlight blues.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3051792/tv-tech-terms-demystified-part-four-led-backlighting.html

 

iOS 14 reveals iPhone 9 and updated iPad Pro details, new Apple TV remote, AirTags, more

https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/10/ios-14-iphone-9-ipad-pro-apple-tv/

 

Intel Patches 27 Vulnerabilities Across Product Portfolio

https://www.securityweek.com/intel-patches-27-vulnerabilities-across-product-portfolio

 

Report: 2nd Gen Chromecast Ultra Runs Android TV, Includes Remote

Google wants the next Chromecast Ultra to be the only dongle you need to watch all streaming media services and control playback with a Google Assistant-friendly remote.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/report-2nd-gen-chromecast-ultra-runs-android-tv-includes-remote

 

FBI warning: Avoid these Microsoft and Google scams

https://www.komando.com/news/fbi-warning-avoid-these-microsoft-and-google-scams/710641/

 

Switch to Facebook Lite, Reuse an Old Router, Samsung Galaxy S20 Latest

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/switch-facebook-lite-reuse-old-router-samsung-galaxy-s20-latest/

 

How to make and receive calls from PC on Windows 10

You can now make and receive calls from your Windows 10 PC, and in this guide, you'll learn how to set up the experience using the Your Phone app.

https://pureinfotech.com/make-calls-pc-yourphone-windows-10/

 

Why am I suddenly getting spam in my inbox?

It can be very frustrating if it suddenly seems like spammers have found you. There is one thing may help your email provider catch up and slow the deluge.

https://askleo.com/why-am-i-suddenly-getting-spam-in-my-inbox/

 

US Charges Two With Laundering $100M for North Korean Hackers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-charges-two-with-laundering-100m-for-north-korean-hackers/

 

Microsoft Revamps Win10 Data Collection Options

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10723/microsoft-revamps-win10-data-collection-options

 

Should You Clean Your Phone to Combat Coronavirus? Definitely... Maybe.

Is your phone covered in germs? Absolutely. Should it be cleaned? Depends on whom you ask. If it makes you feel better, here are the best (and worst) ways to do it.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/should-you-clean-your-phone-to-combat-coronavirus-definitely-maybe-11584018237

 

FBI lists cybercrime trends of 2019

https://blog.avast.com/ic3-2019-internet-crime-report-hot-topics-avast

 

How to use recovery mode to fix your Android phone or tablet

https://www.yahoo.com/news/recovery-mode-fix-android-phone-201510921.html

 

Leviton Decora Smart Voice Dimmer with Amazon Alexa review: Two smart home devices in one

This highly capable smart dimmer is also 98 percent of an Amazon Echo smart speaker.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3532028/leviton-decora-smart-voice-dimmer-with-amazon-alexa-review.html

 

Sophisticated mouse cursor support coming to iOS 14, new iPad Smart Keyboard models with trackpad

https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/09/sophisticated-mouse-cursor-support-coming-to-ios-14-new-ipad-smart-keyboard-models-with-trackpad/

 

Avast AntiTrack Flaw Allows MitM Attacks on HTTPS Traffic

https://www.securityweek.com/avast-antitrack-flaw-allows-mitm-attacks-https-traffic

 

Market Research Firm Uses Free VPN Apps to Harvest Data From Consumers

What makes the data collection particularly shady is how both free VPN apps make no mention of being connected with the market research firm, Sensor Tower, according to BuzzFeed.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/market-research-firm-uses-free-vpn-apps-to-harvest-data-from-consumers

 

Avoid these 7 companies called out by the FDA for peddling fake coronavirus ‘cures’

https://www.komando.com/news/fda-fake-coronavirus-cures/710490/

 

The 8 Cheapest Phone Plans With Unlimited Everything

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/cheapest-phone-plans-with-unlimited-everything/

 

How to show full path in File Explorer on Windows 10

File Explorer can show the actual full path of the current location, and in this guide, you'll learn how to perform the task.

https://pureinfotech.com/show-full-path-file-explorer-windows-10/

 

I’m Drowning in Spam. What Can I Do?

Sometimes, it seems like spam is a tidal wave of junk that threatens to make email completely unusable. While you can't stop spam, you can manage it very well with a good spam filter.

https://askleo.com/im_drowning_in_spam_what_can_i_do/

 

Windows Explorer Used by Mailto Ransomware to Evade Detection

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/windows-explorer-used-by-mailto-ransomware-to-evade-detection/

 

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

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

 

Hackers are using these fake coronavirus maps to give people malware

https://www.businessinsider.com/hackers-are-using-fake-coronavirus-maps-to-give-people-malware-2020-3

 

Apple is working on a new iPhone app with workout videos, code-named ‘Seymour’

  - Apple is working on an app with fitness videos, codenamed Project Seymour. 

  - Elite fitness instructor Jay Blahnik is running the project internally, according to a person familiar.

  - The guided workouts range from cycling to yoga.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/11/apple-iphone-app-codenamed-seymour-will-offer-workout-videos.html

 

Laptop buying guide: What to look for in 2020 and what to avoid

https://www.yahoo.com/news/laptop-buying-guide-114506030.html

 

Arlo smart cameras will require two-factor authentication by the end of the year

You can enable two-step verification for Arlo's security cameras right now, but it'll be required before the year is out.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3531790/arlo-smart-cameras-mandatory-two-factor-authentication-end-of-the-year.html

 

Apple Music inks new deals with major record labels, but without agreement on TV+ bundle

https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/12/apple-music-agreement-bundle-deal/#more-636069

 

European Electrical Energy Organization Discloses Breach

https://www.securityweek.com/european-electrical-energy-organization-discloses-breach

 

'Wormable' Windows 10 Flaw Accidentally Leaks Before Patch Is Ready

Fortunately, the vulnerability appears to be less of a threat to consumer Windows 10 PCs. The real danger concerns vulnerable Windows machine that act as servers, which could be remotely taken over by abusing the flaw.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/wormable-windows-10-flaw-accidentally-leaks-before-patch-is-ready

 

VPN apps with 35 million downloads caught stealing data

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/vpn-apps-stealing-data/710500/

 

How to Run Android Apps and Games on Linux

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/run-android-apps-games-linux/

 

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 2004: NEW FEATURES AND CHANGES

UPDATED 3/11: Windows 10 version 2004 (20H1) is expected to rollout during spring 2020, and here are all the new features and changes that Microsoft has added to the new version thus far.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-2004-new-features/

 

How Do I Stop All this Spam?

Sometimes, it seems like spam is a tidal wave of junk that threatens to make email completely unusable. While you can't stop spam, you can manage it very well with a good spam filter.

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_stop_all_this_spam/

 

Google Chrome Gets 'Default to Guest' Mode for Stateless Browsing

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-chrome-gets-default-to-guest-mode-for-stateless-browsing/

 

Official: COVID-19 a Pandemic; Tips to Clean Devices

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10725/official-covid-19-pandemic-tips-clean-devices

 

What to know about cyberattacks targeting energy pipelines

https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/485254-what-to-know-about-recent-cyberattacks-on-energy-pipelines

 

Don't go looking for morality here.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/hacking-humans/88/transcript

 

How to ‘Drop In’ on an Echo, Echo Show, or Echo Dot

https://www.yahoo.com/news/drop-echo-echo-show-echo-201550804.html

 

How to Start Collecting Vinyl Records and Listening to Music as Intended

Ready to breathe some analog mojo back into your music collection? It's easier to get started than you may think.

https://whatnerd.com/how-to-start-collecting-vinyl-records/

 

Apple TV+ series The Morning Show temporarily halts production on series 2 as coronavirus precaution

https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/12/the-morning-show-season-2-coronavirus/#more-636063

 

Microsoft Patches 115 Vulnerabilities in Windows, Other Products

https://www.securityweek.com/microsoft-patches-115-vulnerabilities-windows-other-products

 

Icy Dock Launches PCIe Hot-Swappable 2.5-Inch Drive Bay

It allows a hard drive or SSD to be plugged into a PCIe slot without any cables cluttering up your case.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/icy-dock-launches-pcie-hot-swappable-25-inch-drive-bay

 

The big privacy mistake you’re making on your phone right now

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/privacy-mistake-notes-apps/710357/

 

How to Fix the WHEA Uncorrectable Error on Windows 10

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fix-whea-uncorrectable-error-windows-10/

 

Coronavirus: 6 scams to watch out for

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/coronavirus-scams-to-watch-out-for-182236936.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

Should you be concerned about juice jacking as an iPhone user?

https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/12/prevent-juice-jacking-iphone/

 

The 5 Most Dangerous New Attack Techniques and How to Counter Them

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz7IFVJf3Lk&t=6s

 

This 3-Minute Exercise Will Actually Fix Your Posture

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/this-3-minute-exercise-will-actually-fix-your-posture/

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Tue 1912 03/10/2020

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

 

Microsoft Patch Tuesday, March 2020 Edition

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/03/microsoft-patch-tuesday-march-2020-edition/

 

Apple Says It's Okay to Clean Your iPhone with Clorox Wipes

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/apple-says-okay-clean-iphone-192900749.html

 

How to Reset Forgotten Apple Notes Password on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/656962/how-to-reset-forgotten-apple-notes-password-on-iphone-ipad-and-mac/

 

Switch From Google Authenticator to a More Secure 2FA App

https://lifehacker.com/switch-from-google-authenticator-to-a-more-secure-2fa-a-1842212483

 

Apple says it's OK to clean your iPhone with disinfectant wipes

But you still want to avoid aerosol sprays, bleaches and abrasives.

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-says-its-ok-to-clean-your-iphone-with-disinfectant-wipes/

 

How to Control Lights With Alexa

How does Alexa turn on lights?

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-control-lights-with-alexa-4795808

 

Durham, N.C. bull rushed by ransomware; recovery underway

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/durham-n-c-bull-rushed-by-ransomware-recovery-underway/

 

Fix ASUS Smart Gesture not working on Windows 10

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

 

KDiff3 is an open source file comparison and merge tool

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/28/kdiff3-is-an-open-source-file-comparison-and-merge-tool/

 

How to Send a Website from Your PC to Your Phone (Chrome)

https://www.maketecheasier.com/send-website-from-pc-to-phone-chrome/

 

How to Enable Reader Mode to Distill page in Google Chrome

https://tinyurl.com/wbq5yzy

Android anti-virus products put to the test – which are the best at stopping new malicious apps?

Ok, Google. That’s not good.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/best-android-anti-virus-products-test/

 

Google Is Reportedly Working on a New Chromecast Ultra Powered by Android TV

https://gizmodo.com/google-is-reportedly-working-on-a-new-chromecast-ultra-1842247883

 

Microsoft eliminates a Windows 10 telemetry setting, renames others

The company’s changes to its diagnostic data collection settings debuted in a recent Insider build, implying that they won’t make it into the impending spring upgrade.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3532008/microsoft-eliminates-a-windows-10-telemetry-setting-renames-others.html

 

DJI's Osmo Pocket gimbal camera drops to $279 at Amazon

It may be a good deal whether or not you shoot video with your phone.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/03/09/dji-osmo-pocket-deal-amazon/

 

Microsoft Cripples Necurs Botnet by Predicting Its Communication Patterns

With a US court order, Microsoft secured access to 6.1 million seemingly random domains the Necurs botnet is expected to communicate with over the next two years.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-cripples-necurs-botnet-by-predicting-its-communication-patterns

 

This Windows 10 problem could shut down your system – here’s how to fix it

https://www.komando.com/technology/windows-10-shutdown-memory-integrity/710369/

 

Walmart slashed $91 off this Google Chromebook—score one for just $179: 'It honestly looks like a flat-screen TV'

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/asus-chromebook-deal-003926169.html

 

How to Charge Your Laptop Anywhere With a Portable Charger

https://www.howtogeek.com/660684/how-to-charge-your-laptop-anywhere-with-a-portable-charger/

 

How to Update Your Super-Old Android So It Doesn't Get Hacked

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-update-your-super-old-android-so-it-doesnt-get-h-1842157601

 

Apple Watch might get blood oxygen detection feature in iOS 14, report says

If a user's blood oxygen level drops below a certain level, they'll get an alert, the report said.

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-watch-might-get-blood-oxygen-detection-feature-in-ios-14-report-says/

 

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

 

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/

 

How to mitigate Human-operated Ransomware Attacks – Infographic

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/mitigate-human-operated-ransomware-attacks

 

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/

 

How to Enable Google Assis­tant Ambi­ent Mode

https://www.maketecheasier.com/enable-google-assistant-ambient-mode/

 

How to Change Diagnostic Data Settings in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7032-change-diagnostic-data-settings-windows-10-a.html

 

Comcast Xfinity published the contact details of 200,000 customers who paid for them to be kept private

Oops! They did it again.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/comcast-xfinity-200000-customers-privacy/

 

24 Hours With the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Has Me Convinced of a Folding Future

https://gizmodo.com/24-hours-with-the-samsung-galaxy-z-flip-has-me-convince-1841791884

 

Containers on the desktop? You bet — on Windows 10X

Microsoft has invented a new kind of container for its dual-screen Windows 10X operating system, mainly to enable legacy Windows apps to run. The implications for Windows’ future might be big.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3531450/containers-on-the-desktop-you-bet-on-windows-10x.html

 

Apple’s iPad and Keyboard Folio is all I need

It’s my go-to machine for… everything.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/03/09/apple-ipad-keyboard-folio-irl/

 

Market Research Firm Uses Free VPN Apps to Harvest Data From Consumers

What makes the data collection particularly shady is how both free VPN apps make no mention of being connected with the market research firm, Sensor Tower, according to BuzzFeed.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/market-research-firm-uses-free-vpn-apps-to-harvest-data-from-consumers

 

The big privacy mistake you’re making on your phone right now

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/privacy-mistake-notes-apps/710357/

 

The Galaxy S20 is already one of the fastest phones out there — this one easy trick makes the screen work even faster and smoother

https://www.yahoo.com/news/galaxy-s20-already-one-fastest-143608576.html

 

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/

 

How to Get Severe Weather Alerts and Traffic Reports From Alexa

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-get-severe-weather-alerts-and-traffic-reports-fr-1842160304

 

The best indoor home security cameras of 2020

Find out which indoor cams are the best at keeping an eye on things.

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-best-indoor-home-security-cameras-of-2020/

 

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

 

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/

 

How to improve Amazon Prime Video Experience on Chrome and Firefox

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/improve-amazon-prime-video-experience

 

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

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

 

How to Clean Up Your Mac Hard Drive

https://www.maketecheasier.com/clean-up-mac-hard-drive/

 

How to Change SafeSearch Filter Setting in Windows 10

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

 

Coronavirus map used to spread malware

Careful folks – don’t get infected.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/coronavirus-map-used-to-spread-malware/

 

Apple Says It's A-OK to Use Clorox Wipes on Your iPhone

https://gizmodo.com/apple-says-its-a-ok-to-use-clorox-wipes-on-your-iphone-1842216982

 

Edge roadmap reveals user requests — and work undone

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

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

 

Amazon's checkout-free tech is heading to other retailers

A number of partners have already signed up for the 'Just Walk Out' system.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/03/09/amazon-checkout-free-technology-business-just-walk-out/

 

Samsung Develops 900Wh Solid-State Battery

Existing lithium-ion batteries can't get close to the energy density of this solid-state prototype.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/samsung-develops-900wh-solid-state-battery

 

Coronavirus: A complete list of all the scams out to get you

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/covid-19-coronavirus-scams/710319/

 

Why smartphones are finally exciting again

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/smartphones-more-exciting-folding-rollable-201101098.html

 

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/

 

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

 

iPhone 9, new iPad Pro details revealed in iOS 14 leak, report says

A new iOS 14 leak offers details on the iPhone 9, a new iPad Pro with a triple-lens camera and updates to the Apple TV.

https://www.cnet.com/news/iphone-9-new-ipad-pro-details-revealed-in-ios-14-leak-report-says/

 

How to Check Chromebook Hardware or System Specs

Discover what's under your Chromebook's hood

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-check-chromebook-specs-hardware-4782658

 

The hottest topic: Ransomware

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

 

How to check if a Website or URL is safe using Online URL Scanners, etc.

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-check-if-a-website-or-url-is-safe

 

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/

 

What Is a Journaling File System?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/journaling-in-file-system/

 

How to Use SyncToy for Data Backups

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

 

Over one billion Android devices at risk as they no longer receive security updates

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/over-one-billion-android-devices-at-risk-as-they-no-longer-receive-security-updates-22433.html

 

AT&T Sent Me a Settlement Check for $12, But It Actually Cost Them Thousands

https://gizmodo.com/at-t-sent-me-a-settlement-check-for-12-but-it-actuall-1842160317

 

Microsoft syncs Edge's release to Chrome's cadence

It looks like Microsoft plans to update its Chromium-based Edge browser at about the same pace Google updates its Chrome browser.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3526418/microsoft-syncs-edges-release-to-chromes-cadence.html

 

The Morning After: A cheaper Google Pixel and a flagship Motorola phone leaked

I'm ready for a new Pixel phone with a headphone port.

https://www.engadget.com/2020/03/09/the-morning-after-google-pixel-leak/

 

DoNotPay Browser Extension Allows You to Securely Share Subscription Services

It works by sharing a logged-in session rather than your login details, allowing other people with the browser extension installed to use your account without having access to your sensitive information.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/donotpay-browser-extension-allows-you-to-securely-share-subscription-services

 

DuckDuckGo compiled all the sites stalking you online

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/duckduckgo-catches-stalking-sites/710292/

 

The iPhone 12 will be a huge upgrade

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/iphone-12-huge-upgrade-225721871.html

 

TV tech terms demystified, part three: Color standards and definitions

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/3014195/tv-tech-terms-demystified-part-3-color-standards-definitions.html

 

FBI Arrests Alleged Owner of Deer.io, a Top Broker of Stolen Accounts

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/03/fbi-arrests-alleged-owner-of-deer-io-a-top-broker-of-stolen-accounts/

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Mon 1911 03/09/2020

Call The Geek Squad? (yes or no)

https://askbobrankin.com/call_the_geek_squad_yes_or_no.html

 

Lenovo Yoga C940 14 review: A 2-in-1 convertible laptop that's just right

A plus-sized screen, snappy keyboard and all-day battery life help it stand out.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3529949/lenovo-yoga-c940-14-review-a-2-in-1-convertible-laptop-thats-just-right.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

 

Emotet Actively Using Upgraded WiFi Spreader to Infect Victims

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

 

Dell XPS 15 vs. Inspiron 15 7000: Which is best for you?

https://www.windowscentral.com/dell-inspiron-15-7000-vs-xps-15

 

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 To Adjust Mouse Sensitivity In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/how-to-adjust-mouse-sensitivity-in-windows-10/

 

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/

 

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

 

Understanding the New Telemetry Settings in Windows 10

Microsoft has announced a series of changes regarding the diagnostic data collection in Windows 10, making the whole process a little bit more straightforward for everyone.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/understanding-the-new-telemetry-settings-in-windows-10-529391.shtml

 

Mimecast tracks growing Malware-as-a-Service trend in analysis of 202 billion emails

Software security company identified 92 billion malicious mails in Q4 and a spike in Emotet and ransomware.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/mimecast-tracks-growing-malware-as-a-service-trend-in-analysis-of-202-billion-emails/

 

iOS 14 feature request: Read receipts, Apple Cash, and more for group iMessages

https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/08/ios-14-imessage-request/#more-635430

 

If your 2019 iPad Air suddenly goes dark, Apple will fix it for free

Apple will repair tablets affected by the "blank screen issue" until 2021.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3531455/apple-ipad-air-3rd-generation-service-program-for-blank-screen-issue.html

 

7 Things to Do Right Away If You're a Victim of a Data Breach

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/7-things-away-youre-victim-235139667.html

 

Apple's smart ring could be the perfect iPhone 12 accessory

This is what an Apple ring could look like

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/apples-smart-ring-could-be-the-perfect-iphone-12-accessory

 

Apple may have found a way to eliminate the iPhone’s notch without killing Face ID

https://bgr.com/2020/03/05/iphone-12-release-date-notch-design-wont-go-away-this-year/

 

Microsoft strikes a new deal with NFL to have all 32 teams use Microsoft Teams

The new deal extends the pair’s ongoing partnership to use Surface tablets

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/3/21163685/microsoft-nfl-partnership-teams-official-communication-app

 

How to fix security warning accessing network files on Windows 10

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

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

 

Apple: It's Okay to Use Clorox Disinfecting Wipes on Your iPhone

Apple previously warned consumers to avoid using liquid 'solvents' on an iPhone. But amid the coronavirus outbreak, the company now says using disinfectant wet wipes on the product is fine (if you can find them).

https://www.pcmag.com/news/apple-its-okay-to-use-clorox-disinfecting-wipes-on-your-iphone

 

Coronavirus WFH tips, life-saving smartphones, iPhone scans, Windows 10 shortcuts and more: Tech Q&A

https://www.komando.com/how-tos/life-saving-smartphones-easy-iphone-scans-windows-10-shortcuts-and-more-tech-qa/709816/\

 

AMD's next-gen Radeon graphics cards will ditch blower coolers

Good!

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3531452/amds-next-gen-radeon-graphics-cards-will-ditch-blower-style-coolers.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

 

TrickBot Malware Targets Italy in Fake WHO Coronavirus Emails

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

 

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

 

US threatens to pull big tech’s immunities if child abuse isn’t curbed

https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/05/tech-giants-immunities-encryption/

 

What To Do If Your Windows 10 Computer Stops Responding

https://www.techjunkie.com/windows-10-computer-stops-responding/

 

How to Run Android Apps and Games on Linux

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/run-android-apps-games-linux/

 

How to back up your PC

Schedule regular backups of your most important files

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/back-up-your-pc

 

When Is Windows 10 Version 2004 Supposed to Launch?\

A new feature update for Windows 10 is projected to launch in the spring, as per Microsoft’s typical release schedule, and a few months ago, the company confirmed this one would be called “version 2004.”

https://news.softpedia.com/news/when-is-windows-10-version-2004-supposed-to-launch-529393.shtml

 

Americans worry more about identity theft than being murdered

A study finds that ID fraud is a greater concern than murder for 47% of Americans.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/americans-worry-more-about-identity-theft-than-being-murdered/

 

This week’s top stories: 14-inch MacBook Pro rumors, Apple settles throttling lawsuit, more

https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/08/top-stories-14-inch-macbook-pro/#more-635422

 

The ultra-portable MacBook Air is down to a ridiculous $850 today

Take $250 off Apple's cheapest laptop.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3531513/the-ultra-portable-macbook-air-is-down-to-a-ridiculous-850-today.html

 

You can get a new MacBook for a huge discount right now

https://www.yahoo.com/news/macbook-huge-discount-now-223900470.html

 

iPhone 12 5G ‘perfect storm’ will have Samsung Galaxy S20 running scared

Why one analyst predicts massive iPhone 12 sales

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-12-5g-perfect-storm-will-have-samsung-galaxy-s20-running-scared

 

TCL made a ridiculous 10-inch smartphone that folds over on itself twice

https://bgr.com/2020/03/05/tcl-foldable-concept-tri-fold-phone/

 

Google pulls latest Android update for AT&T Pixel 4 devices

Rest in peace, March update

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/3/21163091/google-android-update-pixel-4-march-pull

 

How to delete older versions of File History on Windows 10

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

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

 

Run Android on an iPhone With 'Project Sandcastle' Jailbreaking Tool

Corellium used the Checkra1n jailbreaking tool to port Google’s Android OS to the iPhone. The result is Project Sandcastle, which can load Android 10 on an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus. Apple is likely to be displeased.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/run-android-on-an-iphone-with-project-sandcastle-jailbreaking-tool

 

Want to access iCloud on Android? It’s easier than ever

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/want-to-access-icloud-on-android-its-easier-than-ever/707934/

 

Ryzen 4000 mobile laptops could hit "18 hours" of battery life, AMD says

Battery life has been a question mark since the chips were introduced in January.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3531309/ryzen-4000-mobile-laptops-could-hit-18-hours-of-battery-life-amd-says.html

 

How Microsoft Disabled Legacy Authentication Across the Company

The process was not smooth or straightforward, employees say in a discussion of challenges and lessons learned during the multi-year project.

https://www.darkreading.com/operations/how-microsoft-disabled-legacy-authentication-across-the-company/d/d-id/1337269

 

Malware Spread as Nude Extortion Pics of Friend's Girlfriend

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/malware-spread-as-nude-extortion-pics-of-friends-girlfriend/

 

AMD processors vulnerable to two new types of side-channel attacks

AMD processors are vulnerable to two new types of attacks, but they're not as bad as Meltdown and Zombieload.

https://www.windowscentral.com/amd-processors-vulnerable-two-new-types-side-channel-attacks

 

Google Search will make mobile-first indexing the default by September

https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/05/google-search-will-make-mobile-first-indexing-the-default-by-september/

 

How To Free Up Disk Space On Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/free-up-disk-space-windows-10/

 

3 Useful Scripts to Modify Proxy Settings in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-scripts-modify-proxy-setting-internet-explorer/

 

How to set up a turntable

Dust off your old LPs and get that record player spinning

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-set-up-a-turntable

 

This Is the New Vivaldi Built-in Clock with Alarms Support

Vivaldi browser keeps getting more and more improvements, and just like in the case of other browsers, such as Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, the developing team uses an experimental build to try out new features.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/this-is-the-new-vivaldi-built-in-clock-with-alarms-support-529392.shtml

 

UK company uses cell phone chips to create super secure browsing

Garrison is using ARM processor chips to create a hardware defense against data breaches and malware.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/uk-company-uses-cell-phone-chips-to-create-super-secure-browsing/

 

WiZ Connected Color and Tunable White A19 bulb review: A colorful Wi-Fi smart bulb that won’t break the bank

This no-hub smart bulb is easy to install, and it supports Alexa and Google Assistant.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3530442/wiz-connected-color-and-tunable-white-a19-bulb-review.html

 

How to protect your Mac against attack and disaster

Our data is vulnerable to hardware failure and lapses in trust.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3530131/how-to-protect-your-mac-against-attack-and-disaster.html

 

This liquid screen shield replaces those annoying plastic protectors

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/2020-03-06-pela-canopy-liquid-screen-shield-23942276.html

 

Google Pixel 4a photos give us first look at iPhone 9 challenger

The Pixel 4a will apparently ditch the top bezel in exchange for a punch hole display.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-pixel-4a-photos-give-us-first-look-at-iphone-9-challenger

 

A cheaper AirPods Pro model might enter production next month

https://bgr.com/2020/03/05/airpods-pro-lite-release-date-leak-rumor/

 

Google cancels I/O 2020, its biggest event of the year

Google’s developer event scrapped due to coronavirus spread

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/3/21163553/google-io-2020-cancelled-coronavirus-tech-developer-conference

 

Windows 10 has a new Calendar app with redesigned UI and themes

Calendar app gets redesigned with new themes and a much improved user interface, and you can get it a try now.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-new-calendar-app-2020-preview/

 

What Is a Deepfake?

Since first appearing in 2018, deepfake technology has evolved from hobbyist experimentation to an effective and potentially dangerous tool. Here's what it is and how it's used. Don't believe every video you see!

https://www.pcmag.com/news/what-is-a-deepfake

 

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

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

 

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

 

Cyber Resiliency, Cloud & the Evolving Role of the Firewall

Today's defenses must be creative in both isolating threats and segmenting environments to prevent attacks. Here's why.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/cyber-resiliency-cloud-and-the-evolving-role-of-the-firewall/a/d-id/1337206

 

Windows 10 PowerToys Excitement Builds as New Toys Announced

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-powertoys-excitement-builds-as-new-toys-announced/

 

AMD to move away from blowers in next generation of GPUs

AMD is following in the footsteps of NVIDIA for its next generation of cooling fans.

https://www.windowscentral.com/amd-move-away-blowers-next-generation-gpus

 

TCL riffs on the foldable format with a pair of prototypes

https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/05/tcl-riffs-on-the-foldable-format-with-a-pair-of-prototypes/

 

How To Scan & Fix Hard Drives With CHKDSK In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/fix-hard-drives-chkdsk-windows-10/

 

Download “Windows 10 All-In-One For Dummies” For FREE (Worth $40)

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-10-free/

 

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

 

Microsoft to Port Another App from the Windows 95 Era to Windows 10

Microsoft is working on another app that would be bundled with the modern version of PowerToys.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-to-port-another-app-from-the-windows-95-era-to-windows-10-529380.shtml

 

Cyberattackers are delivering malware by using links from whitelisted sites

Legitimate-looking links from OneDrive, Google Drive, iCloud, and Dropbox slip by standard security measures.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/cyberattackers-are-delivering-malware-by-using-links-from-whitelisted-sites/

 

TV tech terms demystified, part two: Display types and technologies

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/2999888/tv-tech-terms-demystified-part-two-display-types-and-technologies.html

 

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

 

Is GM's New EV Battery a Tesla Killer?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/gms-ev-battery-tesla-killer-230600385.html

 

Got an Android TV? Now you can get HMA VPN on it

Longtime VPN provider expands to cover Android TVs

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/hma-vpn-android-tv

 

Apple’s iPhone 9 is reportedly delayed due to coronavirus

https://bgr.com/2020/03/05/iphone-9-release-date-delayed-coronavirus/

 

Apple is planning to launch a 14.1-inch MacBook Pro with a Mini-LED display, says Ming-Chi Kuo

A new 27-inch iMac Pro and 7.9-inch iPad mini are apparently on the way as well

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/3/21163328/apple-macbook-pro-14-inch-imac-ipad-pro-mini-led-ming-chi-kuo

 

How to securely use PC without password on Windows 10

Windows 10 version 2004 now includes a features to ditch passwords completely, and here's how to enable the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/securely-pc-without-password-windows-10/

 

Twitter Experiments With Tweets That Expire (It's Basically Instagram Stories)

Twitter is testing out the new feature in the hopes it'll get users to share more on the social media platform. However, the expiring tweets will only be viewable when a user clicks on your avatar.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/twitter-experiments-with-tweets-that-expire-its-basically-instagram-stories

 

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 Intel is changing the future of power supplies with its ATX12VO spec

A major change will rejigger the balance of power in PC power supplies for the first time in 20 years.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3518831/how-intels-changing-the-future-of-power-supplies-with-its-atx12vo-spec.html

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Over one billion Android devices at risk as they no longer receive security updates

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/over-one-billion-android-devices-at-risk-as-they-no-longer-receive-security-updates-22433.html

 

An FBI unit recovered $300 million of $3.5 billion in reported cybercrime losses last year

https://www.cyberscoop.com/fbi-ic3-recovered-funds-tonya-ugoretz/

 

The password reuse problem is a ticking time bomb

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

 

A Chinese tech company you've likely never heard of made a smartwatch that looks identical to the Apple Watch — and it has a big feature Apple's is missing

https://www.yahoo.com/news/chinese-tech-company-youve-likely-200129924.html

 

US Lawmakers Propose Internet Controls to Fight Child Porn

https://www.securityweek.com/us-lawmakers-propose-internet-controls-fight-child-porn

 

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

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

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

 

Why Was My Email Bounced for Sending Too Much Spam?

https://askleo.com/why-was-my-email-bounced-for-sending-too-much-spam/

 

Facebook, Google and other tech companies back new principles to prevent online child sexual exploitation and abuse

  - Representatives from the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand unveiled 11 voluntary principles for tech companies meant to prevent child sexual exploitation and abuse materials from becoming accessible and spreading online.

  - A coalition of tech firms backed the principles, which outline how the industry should consider survivors’ needs and safeguard certain features such as livestreaming.

  - The principles do not directly address encryption, where the tech industry has previously clashed with law enforcement.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/05/tech-firms-back-new-principles-to-prevent-online-child-sexual-abuse.html

 

U.S. Govt. Makes it Harder to Get .Gov Domains

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/03/u-s-govt-makes-it-harder-to-get-gov-domains/

 

LastPass releases its 3rd Annual Global Password Security report

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

 

How to Disable Google’s Face Match Feature

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/disable-googles-face-match-feature/

 

Malware-Free Cyber Attacks on the Rise

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

 

Don't go looking for morality here.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/hacking-humans/88/notes

 

Ransomware victims thought their backups were safe. They were wrong

Ransomware victims are finding out too late that their vital backups are online and also getting encrypted by crooks, warns cybersecurity agency.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-victims-thought-their-backups-were-safe-they-were-wrong/

 

[Tip] Always Show or Hide Bookmarks Bar or Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge

https://www.askvg.com/tip-always-show-or-hide-bookmarks-bar-or-favorites-bar-in-microsoft-edge/

 

New Mac mini and iMac updates coming ‘soon’ alongside new iPad, leaker says

https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/04/imac-and-mac-mini-refresh-soon/

 

First-gen Philips Hue bridges will lose support next month

Circle gets the square.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3531510/first-gen-philips-hue-bridges-will-lose-support-next-month.html

 

FCC Looks to Require Providers Adopt Anti-Robocall Tech—Finally

https://gizmodo.com/fcc-looks-to-require-providers-to-adopt-anti-robocall-t-1842168389

 

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/

 

Apple Now Allows Apps to Send Push Notifications With Ads

Previously, push notifications were not officially allowed for advertising, promotions, or direct marketing purposes. But they're now okay, provided 'customers have explicitly opted in to receive them,' Apple says.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/apple-now-allows-apps-to-send-push-notifications-with-ads

 

The Apple Watch Series 4 just had a huge price drop on Amazon

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-watch-series-4-just-200727431.html

 

Vulnerability in Intel Chipsets Allows Hackers to Obtain Protected Data

https://www.securityweek.com/vulnerability-intel-chipsets-allows-hackers-obtain-protected-data

 

Microsoft Patch Alert: February 2020 patches bring fire and ice but seem to have settled – finally.

If you let Windows update itself with this month’s Patch Tuesday crop, you got a buggy UEFI patch that’s subsequently been pulled and a Win10 1903/1909 patch that jiggered profiles – think missing icons, desktops, files – on many machines. There were other fun ‘n games, too.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3216425/microsoft-patch-alert-february-2020-patches-bring-fire-and-ice-but-seem-to-have-settled-finally.html

 

Why Does My Account Keep Sending Out Spam?

Unfortunately most of this is out of your hands now. There are a few things you can check for, and then you'll have to just get on with your life.

https://askleo.com/why-does-my-account-keep-sending-out-spam/

 

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

 

The Case for Limiting Your Browser Extensions

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/03/the-case-for-limiting-your-browser-extensions/

 

Virgin Media left 900,000 consumers’ details exposed in unsecured database

https://www.grahamcluley.com/virgin-media-left-900000-consumers-details-exposed-in-unsecured-database/

 

The 9 Best Browsers for Linux

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

 

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

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

 

Overworked developers write vulnerable software.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/research-saturday/124/notes

 

Android malware can steal Google Authenticator 2FA codes

A new version of the "Cerberus" Android banking trojan will be able to steal one-time codes generated by the Google Authenticator app and bypass 2FA-protected accounts.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/android-malware-can-steal-google-authenticator-2fa-codes/

 

[Tip] Block or Disable Annoying Flash Messages Pop-ups from Idea Power in Your Mobile Phone

https://www.askvg.com/tip-block-or-disable-annoying-flash-messages-pop-ups-from-idea-power-in-your-mobile-phone/

 

Kuo: 14.1-inch MacBook Pro joining lineup after 16-inch redesign, new iMac Pro in Q4

https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/03/kuo-imac-pro-14-inch-macbook-pro/

 

How to make Alexa and Google Assistant let you know when they start—and stop—listening

You can set your Echo and Google Home or Nest devices to give you audio cues when they start—and, more importantly, stop—listening for commands.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3529417/google-home-nest-speakers-audio-cue-when-assistant-is-listening.html

 

Everything to Know If You Still Use an Original Philips Hue Bridge

https://gizmodo.com/philips-hue-is-dropping-support-for-v1-bridge-heres-wh-1842156601

 

Tip: 7 big mistakes people make when shopping for a new laptop

https://www.komando.com/money-review/tip-7-big-mistakes-people-make-when-shopping-for-a-new-laptop/706610/

 

DuckDuckGo Launches Tracker Radar to Enhance Online Privacy

Tracker Radar provides very detailed information about every type of tracking on the internet and who exactly is tracking you.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/duckduckgo-launches-tracker-radar-to-enhance-online-privacy

 

Google to switch completely over to mobile-first indexing by September 2020

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/3fb68f91-6a07-3301-baad-40aaec3aa2bc/google-to-switch-completely.html

 

T-Mobile Notifying Customers of Data Breach

https://www.securityweek.com/t-mobile-notifying-customers-data-breach

 

Answering your Windows questions: February 2020

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3528918/answering-your-windows-questions-february-2020.html

 

I got two identical spam messages from two friends. Which of us has been hacked?

It's unlikely that you've been hacked. It's possible that your friends have both been hacked, but this kind of thing can happen without anyone being hacked at all!

https://askleo.com/i-got-two-identical-spam-messages-from-two-friends-which-of-us-has-been-hacked/

 

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

 

French Firms Rocked by Kasbah Hacker?

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

 

Boots suspends loyalty card payments after hackers try to compromise accounts

https://www.grahamcluley.com/boots-suspends-loyalty-card-payments-after-hackers-try-to-compromise-accounts/

 

The Basic Parts of a Computer and How to Upgrade Them

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/basic-parts-computer-upgrade-technology-explained/

 

The Amazon Prime phishing attack that wasn’t…

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/02/21/the-amazon-prime-phishing-attack-that-wasnt/

 

MVISION Cloud: Real-time protection for enterprise data across SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, and private cloud.

https://thecyberwire.com/newsletters/privacy-briefing/2/45

 

Business Email Compromise (BEC) and G Suite: How the Exaggerated Lion Cybercrime Group Cashes Out

https://www.agari.com/email-security-blog/business-email-compromise-bec-exaggerated-lion/

 

[Tip] Enable Hidden Secret IE Mode in Microsoft Edge Web Browser

https://www.askvg.com/tip-enable-hidden-secret-ie-mode-in-microsoft-edge-web-browser/

 

HomePod volume blasting you away? Try this volume automation

https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/03/automate-homepod-volume/

 

10 cool things you can do with Google Home devices

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

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

 

Unfixable Flaw in Intel Chipsets Opens Encrypted Data to Hackers

https://gizmodo.com/critical-flaw-in-intel-chipsets-opens-encrypted-data-to-1842142431

 

Kim’s 5 reasons to set up a financial Chromebook

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/financial-chromebook-setup/443497/

 

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

 

A phone with a sliding screen

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/phone-sliding-screen-140009592.html

 

Over 600 Microsoft Subdomains Can Be Hijacked: Researchers

https://www.securityweek.com/over-600-microsoft-subdomains-can-be-hijacked-researchers

 

The mess behind Microsoft’s yanked UEFI patch KB 4524244

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

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

 

Someone Is Signing Me Up for Newsletters I Don’t Want — What Can I Do?

If someone, even someone you may know, is targeting you with spam - it's still spam. We'll treat it as such.

https://askleo.com/someone-is-signing-me-up-for-newsletters-i-dont-want-what-can-i-do/

 

AT&T begins rolling out TV product that uses Android boxes and will replace DirecTV and U-Verse as flagship service

  - AT&T’s new internet-connected TV service rolls out nationally beginning Monday.

  - The product costs $49.99 per month with a 24-month commitment or $39.99 per month when bundled with AT&T internet service, if available.

  - The service includes a box that customers can plug in by themselves, a remote control with Google Assistant and a cloud DVR.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/02/att-tv-with-android-boxes-rolling-out-to-replace-directv-u-verse.html

 

Sodinokibi Ransomware May Tip NASDAQ on Attacks to Hurt Stock Prices

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/sodinokibi-ransomware-may-tip-nasdaq-on-attacks-to-hurt-stock-prices/

 

Police raid tech support scam centre who had their CCTV hacked by vigilantes

https://www.grahamcluley.com/police-raid-tech-support-scam-centre/

 

6 DIY Laptop Kits and Projects to Build Your Own Notebook

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/diy-laptop-kits-build-your-own-notebook/

 

The Ecosystem of Phishing: From Minnows to Marlins

https://www.digitalshadows.com/blog-and-research/the-ecosystem-of-phishing/

 

The CyberWire Pro Policy Briefing for 3.6.20

At a glance.

  - Russian election trolling hasn't abated, and shows an increase in sophistication and capability.

  - More from the Cyberspace Solarium: the US State Department may get a new cyber arm, and a "state of cyber distress" may be defined.

  - Congress and US Cyber Command consider capability building.

  - EARN IT Act prompts renewed battle in the crypto wars.

  - Voluntary principles for controlling online child exploitation are issued.

https://thecyberwire.com/newsletters/policy-briefing/2/45

 

Russian hacking, spear-phishing, nondisclosure agreements: How Florida was affected in 2016 election

https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/local/state/2020/02/25/russian-hacking-floridas-election-system-what-we-know-four-years-later/4555126002/

 

10 Classic PC Games That Are Still Worth Playing in 2020

There have been a ton of great games for the PC over the years. Here are a few still worth playing that you can play without too many issues on your modern PC.

https://whatnerd.com/classic-pc-games-still-worth-playing/

 

Apple Watch blood oxygen detection feature found in iOS 14 code snippet

https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/08/apple-watch-blood-oxygen-saturation/#more-635448

 

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

 

AT&T TV Is a Smart Idea Hampered by an Obscene Price

https://gizmodo.com/at-t-tv-is-a-smart-idea-hampered-by-an-obscene-price-1842011188

 

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/

 

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

 

The Best GoPro Cameras to Get Right Now

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/best-gopro-cameras-now-075759301.html

 

10 Apple Watch Tips and Tricks Everyone Should Know

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/apple-watch-tricks/

 

Who's Stealing Your Bandwidth!? Here's How You Can Find Out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4ff9RRUc4I&t=23s

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