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Why do I get spam that’s not addressed to me?

Spammers use many techniques to try and slide their garbage into your inbox. BCCing you on messages is one such way.

https://askleo.com/why_do_i_get_spam_thats_not_addressed_to_me/

 

The coronavirus pandemic drove life online. It may never return.

What passes for normal life now happens almost entirely online.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/coronavirus-pandemic-drove-life-online-it-may-never-return-n1169956

 

How to pick the right NAS for a Plex media server

Plex allows you to store pictures, movies, music, and more on a single server, which can then be accessed by other devices. Here's what you need to know when choosing a good NAS.

https://www.windowscentral.com/choosing-right-nas-plex-server

 

Microsoft to stop serving non-security monthly updates to Windows

The updates, normally released during the third and fourth week of each month, will stop in May.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3534489/microsoft-to-stop-serving-non-security-monthly-updates-to-windows.html

 

Have you patched your IoT devices against the KrØØk Wi-Fi chip flaw

https://www.bitdefender.com/box/blog/iot-news/patched-iot-devices-krook-wi-fi-chip-flaw/

 

Data from 68,000 fitness trackers show Americans are moving less and sleeping more under quarantine

  - A study from Evidation Health with 160,000 U.S. participants, including 68,000 with fitness trackers, examined how people are feeling, moving and sleeping while under orders to stay home to combat the spread of coronavirus. 

  - It found that people are moving less in all states and sleeping more. 

  - People are also feeling increased anxiety and a willingness to talk to a doctor over the phone or internet. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/27/evidation-pulse-study-moving-less-sleeping-more-quarantine.html

 

3D Printers Join Arsenal of COVID-19 Weapons

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/3D-Printers-Join-Arsenal-of-COVID-19-Weapons-86593.html

 

Russians Shut Down Huge Card Fraud Ring

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/03/russians-shut-down-huge-card-fraud-ring/

 

Be on guard for coronavirus robocalls, warns FCC

https://www.yahoo.com/news/guard-coronavirus-robocalls-warns-fcc-214424369.html

 

Credit Card Skimmer Found on Tupperware Website

https://www.securityweek.com/credit-card-skimmer-found-tupperware-website

 

Mozilla launches Firefox Better Web extension powered by Scroll's ad-free subscription service

The war against online ads just kicked up a notch

https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/03/24/mozilla-launches-firefox-better-web-browser-powered-by-scrolls-ad-free-subscription-service/

 

Need an affordable laptop? This Ryzen-powered Asus VivoBook is just $309

Walmart is selling a 15.6-inch 1080p Asus VivoBook with a Ryzen processor for $309.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3534708/need-an-affordable-laptop-this-ryzen-powered-asus-vivobook-is-just-309.html

 

How to watch local channels, news and weather on your Roku devices

https://tinyurl.com/rrqetle 

 

 

The Nev-Ending Death of Smart Home Gadgets

https://gizmodo.com/the-never-ending-death-of-smart-home-gadgets-1842456125

 

How to turn off (or simply pause) news headlines on your Amazon Echo Show or Google Nest Hub display

If all the grim coronavirus bulletins are taking a toll on your sanity, consider taking a break from news headlines on your Echo Show and Google Nest smart displays.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3534105/turn-off-news-headlines-on-your-amazon-echo-show-or-google-nest-hub-display.html

 

How to update the Safari web browser on your Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/update-safari-mac

 

This video conferencing app is sharing your private data with Facebook

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/zoom-ios-app-facebook/732681/

 

Fitbit Sees Global Step Counts Drop as Coronavirus Forces People to Stay Home

The coronavirus is forcing millions of people to stay at home, so it's no surprise numerous Fitbit users are moving less and logging fewer steps on their activity trackers, according to the company's data.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/fitbit-sees-global-step-counts-drop-as-coronavirus-forces-people-to-stay

 

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/

 

'Fever detection' cameras to fight coronavirus? Experts say they don't work

"I have many customers approach and say, 'Wow, this is a good thing you do,' and some customers are excited to get their temp taken," one business owner said.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/fever-detection-cameras-fight-coronavirus-experts-say-they-don-t-n1170791

 

Best Budget PC Monitors Available for Best Buy Curb-Side Pickup

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-budget-pc-monitors-available-best-buy-curb-side-pickup

 

Reading between the lines about Microsoft 'pausing optional updates'

Starting in May, Microsoft won’t be releasing separate “optional, non-security, C/D Week” patches for Win10. That much is clear – and welcome. But what about the bugs that have to be fixed? What happens to testing? Will the new method really be more stable?

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3534135/reading-between-the-lines-about-microsoft-pausing-optional-updates.html

 

More Business Websites Hit by Credit-card Skimming Malware

https://businessinsights.bitdefender.com/business-websites-hit-credit-card-skimming-malware

 

This map shows how millions of Americans are isolated with no internet during coronavirus pandemic

  - While much of the U.S. hunkers down to work and shop online, large swaths of the country are trying to cope without a connection to the internet.

  - This map shows what the digital divide looks like across the U.S.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/27/map-digital-divide-leaves-millions-isolated-during-coronavirus-panic.html

 

Zorin OS Core Makes GNOME More Comfortable

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Zorin-OS-Core-Makes-GNOME-More-Comfortable-86565.html

 

US Government Sites Give Bad Security Advice

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/03/us-government-sites-give-bad-security-advice/

 

Turn off this household appliance if you want to speed up your wifi

https://www.yahoo.com/news/turn-off-household-appliance-want-152900100.html

 

Apple Enables Full Third-Party Cookie Blocking in Safari

https://www.securityweek.com/apple-enables-full-third-party-cookie-blocking-safari

 

After huge 1-star onslaught, Zoom's Android app rating is back up to 4.0

The app had previously enjoyed a near 4.5-star rating—it dropped as low as 2.0, before bouncing back to 4.0

https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/03/24/zooms-android-app-rating-has-been-absolutely-destroyed-by-coronavirus/

 

9 new skills to learn while you're staying at home

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3534092/9-new-skills-to-learn-while-youre-staying-at-home.html

 

At-home workouts using your Roku device

https://tinyurl.com/rt25ohm 

 

  

 

Now Is the Time to Do the Dumb Stuff

https://gizmodo.com/now-is-the-time-to-do-the-dumb-stuff-1842469723

 

Now you can ask Alexa if you’re at risk for COVID-19

Just ask, and Alexa will quiz you to determine whether it’s likely you’ve been exposed to the novel coronavirus.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3534533/ask-alexa-if-you-are-at-risk-for-covid-19.html

 

How to stop Spotify opening up on startup on your Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/stop-spotify-opening-on-startup

 

How to stay in touch with your kids and grandkids during the pandemic

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/stay-in-touch-with-grandkids/712523/

 

AMD's Navi, Arden Graphics Technology May Have Been Stolen in Hack

The chip maker is working with law enforcement to track down the suspect, who’s threatening to leak more of the stolen information on the internet.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/amds-navi-arden-graphics-technology-may-have-been-stolen-in-hack

 

Should I Switch to Linux from Windows?

Linux is a viable alternative to extend the life of older machines. We'll look at some of the issues involved if you switch to Linux.

https://askleo.com/switch-to-linux/

 

Who owns coronavirus.com? Behind the lucrative profiteering on website domains

“People have this idea that you shouldn't profit on the tragedy,” one domain seller said. “I think that's kind of a superstition."

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/who-owns-coronavirus-com-behind-lucrative-profiteering-website-domains-n1170411

 

Best Budget Laptops Available for Best Buy Curb-Side Pickup

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-budget-laptops-available-best-buy-curb-side-pickup

 

Pandemic will push Microsoft to repeat 2019's major-minor Win10 upgrade cadence

The ongoing coronavirus outbreak makes it even more likely Microsoft will release a minor update for Windows 10 this fall.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3534104/pandemic-will-push-microsoft-to-repeat-2019s-major-minor-win10-upgrade-cadence.html

 

Free Netflix pass because of Coronavirus? It’s a scam

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/free-netflix-pass-because-of-coronavirus-its-a-scam-22691.html

 

Apple announces COVID-19 website and app in partnership with CDC and the White House

  - Apple has developed a new website and app that will provide a screening tool for COVID-19 symptoms as well as up-to-date information from trusted sources about the coronavirus outbreak. 

  - The software announced Friday was developed in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House-led coronavirus task force and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. 

  - Apple is not providing any tests. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/27/apple-announces-covid-19-screening-app-with-cdc-and-white-house.html

 

Open Source Tech Rushes to Front Lines of COVID-19 War

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Open-Source-Tech-Rushes-to-Front-Lines-of-COVID-19-War-86577.html

 

Who’s Behind the ‘Web Listings’ Mail Scam?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/03/whos-behind-the-web-listings-mail-scam/

 

Windows 10 updates halted due to coronavirus — with one exception

Microsoft will halt optional Windows 10 updates starting on May

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/windows-10-updates-halted-due-to-coronavirus-with-one-exception

 

Europol: Criminals Exploit Virus Crisis as Fresh Opportunity

https://www.securityweek.com/europol-criminals-exploit-virus-crisis-fresh-opportunity

 

The Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note10 get a slew of S20 software features

Samsung has not forgotten about its 2019 flagships and is pushing out the One UI 2.1 update now

https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/03/25/samsung-galaxy-s10-note10-s20-software-update/

 

The 10 Best Free to Play Games for macOS

Feeling left out as a Mac gamer? These games are great and they won't cost you a single cent.

https://whatnerd.com/best-free-games-for-mac/

 

15 new movie releases coming straight to streaming

https://tinyurl.com/soz9ecl

 

   

 

Apple Will Now Let You Buy Apps for Mac and iOS as a Bundled Package

https://gizmodo.com/apple-will-now-let-you-buy-apps-for-mac-and-ios-as-a-bu-1842470065

 

The 12 best movies to stream with your kids while the whole family is stuck at home

These films are aimed at the younger set, but adults will enjoy them just as much—and that goes double when you all enjoy them together.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3534717/best-movies-to-stream-with-children.html

 

What is Zoom and how to download it on your Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/download-zoom-on-mac

 

Cyberattacks are increasing, do these 5 steps now

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/cyberattacks-coronavirus-safety/732130/

 

VPNs Are a Valuable Tool in COVID-19 Times

Whether for working remotely or circumventing censors, VPN usage has seen tremendous growth these past two weeks.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/vpns-are-a-valuable-tool-in-covid-19-times

 

How Do I Switch to Linux?

Changing a Windows XP operating system to a Linux platform is not a simple upgrade or migration. It's more like starting over. Here are the basic steps. (Same for any other version of Windows unless you dual boot)

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-switch-to-linux/

 

Coming to class as a banana? Snap filters and Zoom backgrounds add levity to virtual meetings

There’s a wide variety of backgrounds to choose from, and some people have even created their own, with one that can make users look like they’re in an episode of “The Office.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/coming-class-banana-snap-filters-zoom-backgrounds-add-levity-virtual-n1169541

 

Best Streaming and Podcasting PC Mics Available for Best Buy Curb-Side Pickup

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-streaming-pc-mics-available-best-buy-curb-side-pickup

 

Microsoft Patch Alert: March 2020 brings two ‘sky-is-falling’ warnings, with no problems in sight

We’ve seen two – count ‘em two – security holes this month accompanied by blaring “Microsoft warns millions of users” clickbait-y headlines. Bah. Humbug. Once again, there’s no immediate threat. Here’s what you really need to know.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3216425/microsoft-patch-alert-march-2020-brings-two-sky-is-falling-warnings-with-no-problems-in-sight.html

 

Cybersecurity insurance firm Chubb investigates its own ransomware attack

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/cybersecurity-insurance-firm-chubb-investigates-its-own-ransomware-attack-22753.html

 

This calculator tells you exactly how big your coronavirus stimulus check could be

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/27/the-stimulus-payment-calculator-tells-you-how-much-money-you-could-get.html

 

Crowdsourcing App Takes Aim at COVID-19

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Crowdsourcing-App-Takes-Aim-at-COVID-19-86576.html

 

Samsung to Produce DDR5 in 2021 (with EUV)

https://www.anandtech.com/show/15656/samsung-to-produce-ddr5-in-2021-with-euv

 

Office 365 to retire co-editor chat access in documents

https://www.onmsft.com/news/office-365-to-retire-co-editor-chat-access-in-documents

 

Google Sees Drop in Government-Backed Phishing Attempts

https://www.securityweek.com/google-sees-drop-government-backed-phishing-attempts

 

Microsoft throttles some Office 365 services to continue to meet demand

Microsoft is making temporary adjustments to OneNote, SharePoint and Stream video conferencing features in order to try to maintain Microsoft 365 and Office 365 performance.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-throttles-some-office-365-services-to-continue-to-meet-demand/

 

10 Positive Netflix Shows to Watch When You’re Feeling Down

When you're feeling down in the dumps, turn on one of these Netflix TV shows and start smiling.

https://whatnerd.com/positive-netflix-shows-to-watch/

 

18 must-stream TV show premieres in April

https://tinyurl.com/yx67pbby

   

 

Microsoft Says Critical Vulnerability in Windows Is Already Being Used in 'Limited Targeted Attacks'

https://gizmodo.com/microsoft-says-critical-vulnerability-in-windows-is-alr-1842464387

 

iFi hip-dac portable DAC/headphone amp review: Sublime sound from a tiny, well-built package

Compared with a smartphone's built-in DAC/amp, the sound of this gem is a revelation.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3534718/ifi-hip-dac-review.html

 

How to use Chromecast to stream from your Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/chromecast-from-mac

 

Hackers are having a field day – you need to back up your files

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/backup-files-now-idrive/732521/

 

Want Faster Wi-Fi at Home? Don't Use Your Microwave

As more people are forced to work from home, UK internet regulator Ofcom offers tips to improve your wireless connection, including not using a microwave and positioning your router away from other devices.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/want-faster-wi-fi-at-home-dont-use-your-microwave

 

How Do I Get Printer Drivers for Linux?

Printer drivers are not always made for Linux distributions. But there are a few alternate roads you may go down to use your printer.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-get-printer-drivers-for-linux/

 

T-Mobile Introduces New Super-Cheap $15 Connect Plan with 2GB of Data (following AT&T/Cricket and also MintMobile.com)

https://gizmodo.com/t-mobile-introduces-new-super-cheap-15-connect-plan-wi-1842460790

 

8 strains of the coronavirus are circling the globe. Here's what clues they're giving scientists.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/8-strains-coronavirus-circling-globe-182338255.html

 

Coronavirus checks, direct deposits are coming. Here's everything you need to know.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/coronavirus-checks-direct-deposits-coming-105454070.html

 

Social Security recipients to get checks under coronavirus stimulus bill. Here’s how

https://www.yahoo.com/news/social-security-recipients-checks-under-174329820.html

 

Tips for safe grocery shopping during coronavirus pandemic

https://www.yahoo.com/news/tips-safe-grocery-shopping-during-100138558.html

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Apple Launches COVID-19 Self-Screening Website, App

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/308348-apple-launches-covid-19-self-screening-site

 

How to Clean and Disinfect All Your Gadgets

https://www.howtogeek.com/663058/how-to-clean-and-disinfect-all-your-gadgets/

 

Hacker allegedly steals AMD Navi 21 and Xbox Series X GPU test files, demands $100 million

This can't be good.

https://www.windowscentral.com/hacker-allegedly-steals-amd-navi-21-and-xbox-series-x-gpu-test-files-demands-100-million

 

How to Turn on Google Two Factor Authentication

Protect your data with Google two step verification

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-turn-on-google-two-factor-authentication-4707749

 

Coronavirus COVID-19 scams, frauds and cybersecurity threats you need to be aware of

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/coronavirus-covid-19-scams

 

How to Run Penetration Test on Android Phone Camera Using Kali Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/penetrate-test-android-phone-camera-kali-linux/

 

You Can Get a Refurbished iPhone for $119 Today (please note the general condition before buying)

https://lifehacker.com/you-can-get-a-refurbished-iphone-for-119-today-1842527304

 

Google pledges $800 million to coronavirus relief, mostly in free ads

The search giant will also help a supply chain partner ramp up production of 2 to 3 million face masks.

https://www.cnet.com/news/google-pledges-800-million-to-coronavirus-relief-mostly-in-free-ads/

 

WildBit Viewer is a freeware image viewer that comes with an editor, batch renamer, slideshow tool and more

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/03/18/wildbit-viewer-is-a-freeware-image-viewer-for-windows/

 

Zero-day being used to turn LILIN DVRs into botnets

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/zero-day-being-used-to-turn-lilin-dvrs-into-botnets/

 

Malicious USB Drive Hides Behind Gift Card Lure

Victims are being enticed to insert an unknown USB drive into their computers.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/malicious-usb-drive-hides-behind-gift-card-lure/d/d-id/1337435

 

Dell now lets you control iPhones from its PCs

Dell Mobile Connect now supports screen-mirroring

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/25/21193655/dell-mobile-connect-ios-pc-screen-mirroring-drag-and-drop-transfer-files

 

Google Issues Upgrade Warning For 2 Billion Chrome Users

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2020/03/23/google-chrome-82-upgrade-abandoned-update-chrome-browser/

 

How to Start New Collection in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/150177-how-start-new-collection-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Personal Network Monitor (PNetMon)

A lightweight network monitoring utility that detects the connections made by software installed on your computer and displays them in an easy to read format

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Network-Tools/Network-Monitoring/PNetMon.shtml

 

This pocket-sized product can clean and polish any device screen

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/2020-03-20-this-pocket-sized-product-can-clean-and-polish-any-device-screen-23956562.html

 

How to check a Mac’s free hard drive space

Wondering if your Mac has enough storage space for that massive download? Wonder no more.

https://www.macworld.com/article/2972775/how-to-check-a-mac-free-hard-drive-space.html

 

Apple makes its pro video and audio editing software free to use for 90 days

It's giving people more time to test out its Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X apps.

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-27-apple-final-cut-pro-x-logic-pro-x.html

 

Report: Apple Considers Delaying iPhone 12

Coronavirus is making it very difficult to guarantee a supply of all the components required to make a new family of iPhones in time for September, and Apple isn't sure anyone will be in the mood to buy one anyway.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/report-apple-considers-delaying-iphone-12

 

Complete your home office (and save on ink) with Kim’s favorite printer

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/home-office-best-printer/732289/

 

No, Hackers Didn’t Just Steal the ‘Source Code’ to AMD’s Big Navi or Xbox Series X GPUs

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/308335-no-hackers-didnt-steal-source-code-amd-big-navi-xbox-series-x-gpus

 

How to See Which Devices Are Using Your Amazon Video Account

https://www.howtogeek.com/662205/how-to-see-what-devices-are-using-your-amazon-video-account/

 

How to change DNS settings on your PC running Windows 10

You can always use more private and reliable DNS servers, and in this guide we'll show how to change these settings on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-change-your-pcs-dns-settings-windows-10

 

The 39 Most Useful Websites

Incredible sites you might not have known about

https://www.lifewire.com/top-fifty-useful-sites-3481693

 

Cast to Device is not working in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/cast-to-device-not-working-in-windows-10

 

How to Share your Screen over Skype

https://www.maketecheasier.com/share-screen-over-skype/

 

How to Customize the Look of Your Cursor in iPadOS 13.4

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-customize-the-look-of-your-cursor-in-ipados-13-4-1842512969

 

Coronavirus stimulus check is official: Find out if you're eligible for up to $1,200

The new coronavirus relief package includes cash payments to many people affected by the epidemic. Here's what you need to know.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/coronavirus-stimulus-check-is-official-find-out-if-youre-eligible-for-up-to-1200/

 

Gog Spring Sale 2020 with more than 2500 discounted games until March 30

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/03/17/gog-spring-sale-2020-with-more-than-2500-discounted-games-until-march-30/

 

Canon breach exposes personal data of current, former GE employees, beneficiaries

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/phishing/canon-breach-exposes-personal-data-of-current-former-ge-employees-beneficiaries/

 

Virgin Media Could Pay £4.5B for Leak Affecting 900,000 Customers

A misconfigured database holding personal data was left available online between April 2019 and February 2020.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/virgin-media-could-pay--gb-pound-45b-for-leak-affecting-900000-customers/d/d-id/1337433

 

Coronavirus hackers face the wrath of the cybersecurity community

https://www.verdict.co.uk/coronavirus-hackers-wrath/

 

Analyst Predicts A Clear Winner Between PS5 And Xbox Series X

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2020/03/25/analyst-predicts-a-clear-winner-between-ps5-and-xbox-series-x/

 

How to Add Web Page to Collection in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/150302-how-add-web-page-collection-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

get2Clouds

Transfers files using various cloud providers (e.g. Google Drive, Dropbox, Telekom Cloud) and encrypts data to protect your privacy

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/get2Clouds.shtml

 

How To Use Group FaceTime To Check In On Your Friends In Quarantine

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/group-facetime-check-friends-quarantine-204238069.html

 

The iPad mini 5 drops back to its lowest prices ever

Act quickly, though, as units are selling quickly.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3534712/the-ipad-mini-5-drops-back-to-its-lowest-prices-ever.html

 

AT&T and Cricket offer customers a $15 plan for a limited time

They're also giving customers extra data to help ease financial stress in the face of COVID-19.

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-26-att-prepaid-cricket-15-plan.html

 

Google Search and Maps Now Show 'Temporarily Closed' Businesses

Any business can sign into their Google My Business profile and mark themselves as temporarily closed so customers know not to risk visiting during the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-search-and-maps-now-show-temporarily-closed-businesses

 

16 new movies you can watch at home with theaters shut down

https://www.komando.com/news/rent-movies-coronavirus-quarantine/711839/

 

Microsoft Might Kill the Classic Control Panel Soon, Will Hopefully Fix Settings First

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/308314-microsoft-might-kill-classic-windows-control-panel-soon

 

Does Online Gaming Really Use a Ton of Bandwidth?

https://www.howtogeek.com/664369/does-online-gaming-really-use-a-ton-of-bandwidth/

 

Best Webcam Software for Windows 10 in 2020

Webcams aren't just useful for boring conference calls; there are now some high-quality cameras out there that you can use for serious content creation. If your webcam is something you use a lot, especially if you're now working from home, then you probably need some great software to go with it.

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-webcam-software-windows-10

 

Touch ID Not Working? Here's What to Do

From activation issues to failure somewhere else, try these tips

https://www.lifewire.com/touch-id-not-working-4177446

 

SYSTEM SCAN AT RAISED IRQL CAUGHT IMPROPER DRIVER UNLOAD error in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/system-scan-at-raised-irql-caught-improper-driver-unload

 

How to Password-Protect Files and Folders in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/password-protect-files-folders-in-windows/

 

Help! Windows Won't Boot Correctly After a Recent OS Update

https://lifehacker.com/help-windows-wont-boot-correctly-after-a-recent-os-upd-1842509510

 

Coronavirus relief: $2 trillion package gives benefits to gig workers

Independent contractors for companies like Uber, Lyft and Instacart are now eligible for unemployment benefits.

https://www.cnet.com/news/2-trillion-coronavirus-stimulus-package-provides-benefits-to-gig-workers/

 

VideoProc Review – Easy Software for 4K Video Editing and Processing

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/03/16/videoproc-easy-to-use-yet-powerful-4k-video-processor-and-editor/

 

Unpatched Windows Zero-Day flaws exploited, Microsoft says

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/unpatched-windows-zero-day-flaws-exploited-microsoft-says/

 

Purported Brute-Force Attack Aims at Linksys Routers as More People Work Remotely

The attack takes control of poorly secured network devices, redirecting Web addresses to a COVID-themed landing page that attempts to fool victims into downloading malware.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/purported-brute-force-attack-aims-at-linksys-routers-as-more-people-work-remotely/d/d-id/1337430

 

How to Spring Clean Your Online Accounts Now That You're Stuck at Home

https://gizmodo.com/how-to-spring-clean-your-online-accounts-now-that-youre-1842470073

 

Coronavirus Cybersecurity Fallout Might Not Be Felt for Weeks or Longer

Sophisticated hackers could lie dormant as they search for valuable data

https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-cybersecurity-fallout-might-not-be-felt-for-weeks-or-longer-11585128601

 

How to Enable or Disable Windows Sandbox in Windows 10 (worth looking into for those with Windows 10 Pro)

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

 

ReiBoot

Recover your iOS device's data using the intuitive and user-friendly one-click interface that this reliable software solution offers

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

 

How to enable dark mode in Windows 10

https://www.yahoo.com/news/enable-dark-mode-windows-10-114511945.html

 

How to close Apple Watch activity rings even when sheltering in place

It takes some

adjustment, but you can still use your Apple Watch to achieve some fitness goals while stuck at home.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3534490/how-to-close-apple-watch-activity-rings-even-when-stuck-at-home.html

 

Google resumes Chrome updates on a modified schedule

Chrome 83 will include all the features 82 was supposed to have.

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-26-google-resumes-chrome-updates.html

 

AMD's Navi, Arden Graphics Technology May Have Been Stolen in Hack

The chip maker is working with law enforcement to track down the suspect, who’s threatening to leak more of the stolen information on the internet.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/amds-navi-arden-graphics-technology-may-have-been-stolen-in-hack

 

Use Nextdoor to get help with shopping and more during the coronavirus crisis

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/nextdoor-app-helps-neighbors/732465/

 

Folding@Home Crushes Exascale Barrier, Now Faster Than Dozens of Supercomputers

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/308332-foldinghome-crushes-exascale-barrier-now-faster-than-dozens-of-supercomputers

 

How to Connect a Bluetooth Mouse or Trackpad to Your iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/663875/how-to-connect-a-bluetooth-mouse-or-trackpad-to-your-ipad/

 

Best Hard Drives for Plex in 2020

Use the right hard drives with your Plex for a better streaming experience.

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-hard-drives-plex

 

6 Techniques for Creating Strong Passwords

Best-practice password techniques keep your accounts safe

https://www.lifewire.com/8-character-password-2180969

 

Microsoft Family features turned off after Windows 10 upgrade

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-family-features-turned-off

 

4 of the Best Video Conferencing Apps for 2020

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-video-conferencing-apps/

 

How to 'Co-Watch' Instagram With Your Friends in a Video Chat

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-co-watch-instagram-with-your-friends-in-a-video-1842493619

 

Watch Birds of Prey, The Invisible Man, The Hunt and other movies streaming right now

Thanks to social distancing, studios are releasing movies directly to streaming services early. Here's what to watch at home and where to find them.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/watch-birds-of-prey-the-invisible-man-the-hunt-emma-streaming-now/

 

Personal Backup is a freeware file backup tool for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/03/15/personal-backup-is-a-freeware-file-backup-tool-for-windows/

 

FSB contractor breach exposes secret cyber weapons program leveraging IoT vulnerabilities

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/fsb-contractor-breach-exposes-secret-cyber-weapons-program-leveraging-iot-vulnerabilities/

 

Insurance Giant Chubb Might Be Ransomware Victim

A ransomware operator claims to have successfully attacked Chubb Insurance databases.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/insurance-giant-chubb-might-be-ransomware-victim/d/d-id/1337423

 

Slow Android Phone? Here’s What We Recommend

https://www.reviewgeek.com/37943/slow-android-phone-heres-what-we-recommend/

 

Games You Can Play For Free While Stuck At Home

https://kotaku.com/games-you-can-play-for-free-while-stuck-at-home-1842429089

 

How to Repair System Files with SFC Command in Windows 10

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

 

AVG Antivirus Free

Top-grade antivirus application with basic protection against all forms of malware, in addition to email, identity and web browsing safety

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/AVG-Free-Edition.shtml

 

The internet struggling to cope with increased usage

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/internet-struggling-cope-increased-usage-104359651.html

 

How to open Microsoft Excel spreadsheets using Apple Numbers on a Mac

Numbers has the ability to open Excel files so you can work on them. You can also export spreadsheets in Numbers so that they are compatible with Excel.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3223727/how-to-open-microsoft-excel-spreadsheets-using-apple-numbers.html

 

Google resumes Chrome updates on a modified schedule

Chrome 83 will include all the features 82 was supposed to have.

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-26-google-resumes-chrome-updates.html

 

Zotac's Ultra-Thin Fanless Zbox Edge Launches (lightweight mini desktop that can be attached via VESA mount to the back of TV or monitor)

The $180 barebones mini PC is only 1.26-inches thick, runs completely silent, and can be hidden behind a monitor with the included VESA mount.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/zotacs-ultra-thin-fanless-zbox-edge-launches

 

Relieve stress and feel better with these 7 exercise apps

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/home-workout-apps/711799/

 

AMD Releases Statement on Theft of Graphics IP

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/308219-amd-releases-statement-on-theft-of-graphics-ip

 

How to Share Your Screen Without Revealing Private Information

https://www.howtogeek.com/661908/how-to-share-your-screen-without-revealing-private-information/

 

Microsoft throttles parts of Office 365 to meet demands during coronavirus pandemic

Microsoft has to make some "temporary changes" to meet the current demand for Office 365.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-throttles-parts-office-365-meet-demands-during-coronavirus-pandemic

 

What Is a Smartwatch?

Everything you need to know about smartwatches

https://www.lifewire.com/an-introduction-to-smart-watches-3441381

 

10 Apps to Watch Videos with Online Friends

https://www.maketecheasier.com/watch-videos-online-with-friends-realtime/

 

FBI warns of COVID-19 phishing scams promising stimulus checks, vaccines

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/fbi-warns-of-covid-19-phishing-scams-promising-stimulus-checks-vaccines/

 

HBO’s 'Kill Chain' doc highlights the flaws in US election machines

A voting system that was easily hacked in 2005 is planned for use in 20 states in November.

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-26-hbo-election-hacking-documentary-kill-chain.html

 

VPNs Are a Valuable Tool in COVID-19 Times

Whether for working remotely or circumventing censors, VPN usage has seen tremendous growth these past two weeks.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/vpns-are-a-valuable-tool-in-covid-19-times

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Apple Launches COVID-19 Self-Screening Website, App

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/308348-apple-launches-covid-19-self-screening-site

 

How to Clean and Disinfect All Your Gadgets

https://www.howtogeek.com/663058/how-to-clean-and-disinfect-all-your-gadgets/

 

Hacker allegedly steals AMD Navi 21 and Xbox Series X GPU test files, demands $100 million

This can't be good.

https://www.windowscentral.com/hacker-allegedly-steals-amd-navi-21-and-xbox-series-x-gpu-test-files-demands-100-million

 

How to Turn on Google Two Factor Authentication

Protect your data with Google two step verification

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-turn-on-google-two-factor-authentication-4707749

 

Coronavirus COVID-19 scams, frauds and cybersecurity threats you need to be aware of

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/coronavirus-covid-19-scams

 

How to Run Penetration Test on Android Phone Camera Using Kali Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/penetrate-test-android-phone-camera-kali-linux/

 

You Can Get a Refurbished iPhone for $119 Today (please note the general condition before buying)

https://lifehacker.com/you-can-get-a-refurbished-iphone-for-119-today-1842527304

 

Google pledges $800 million to coronavirus relief, mostly in free ads

The search giant will also help a supply chain partner ramp up production of 2 to 3 million face masks.

https://www.cnet.com/news/google-pledges-800-million-to-coronavirus-relief-mostly-in-free-ads/

 

WildBit Viewer is a freeware image viewer that comes with an editor, batch renamer, slideshow tool and more

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/03/18/wildbit-viewer-is-a-freeware-image-viewer-for-windows/

 

Zero-day being used to turn LILIN DVRs into botnets

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/zero-day-being-used-to-turn-lilin-dvrs-into-botnets/

 

Malicious USB Drive Hides Behind Gift Card Lure

Victims are being enticed to insert an unknown USB drive into their computers.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/malicious-usb-drive-hides-behind-gift-card-lure/d/d-id/1337435

 

Dell now lets you control iPhones from its PCs

Dell Mobile Connect now supports screen-mirroring

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/25/21193655/dell-mobile-connect-ios-pc-screen-mirroring-drag-and-drop-transfer-files

 

Google Issues Upgrade Warning For 2 Billion Chrome Users

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2020/03/23/google-chrome-82-upgrade-abandoned-update-chrome-browser/

 

How to Start New Collection in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/150177-how-start-new-collection-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Personal Network Monitor (PNetMon)

A lightweight network monitoring utility that detects the connections made by software installed on your computer and displays them in an easy to read format

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Network-Tools/Network-Monitoring/PNetMon.shtml

 

This pocket-sized product can clean and polish any device screen

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/2020-03-20-this-pocket-sized-product-can-clean-and-polish-any-device-screen-23956562.html

 

How to check a Mac’s free hard drive space

Wondering if your Mac has enough storage space for that massive download? Wonder no more.

https://www.macworld.com/article/2972775/how-to-check-a-mac-free-hard-drive-space.html

 

Apple makes its pro video and audio editing software free to use for 90 days

It's giving people more time to test out its Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X apps.

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-27-apple-final-cut-pro-x-logic-pro-x.html

 

Report: Apple Considers Delaying iPhone 12

Coronavirus is making it very difficult to guarantee a supply of all the components required to make a new family of iPhones in time for September, and Apple isn't sure anyone will be in the mood to buy one anyway.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/report-apple-considers-delaying-iphone-12

 

Complete your home office (and save on ink) with Kim’s favorite printer

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/home-office-best-printer/732289/

 

No, Hackers Didn’t Just Steal the ‘Source Code’ to AMD’s Big Navi or Xbox Series X GPUs

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/308335-no-hackers-didnt-steal-source-code-amd-big-navi-xbox-series-x-gpus

 

How to See Which Devices Are Using Your Amazon Video Account

https://www.howtogeek.com/662205/how-to-see-what-devices-are-using-your-amazon-video-account/

 

How to change DNS settings on your PC running Windows 10

You can always use more private and reliable DNS servers, and in this guide we'll show how to change these settings on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-change-your-pcs-dns-settings-windows-10

 

The 39 Most Useful Websites

Incredible sites you might not have known about

https://www.lifewire.com/top-fifty-useful-sites-3481693

 

Cast to Device is not working in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/cast-to-device-not-working-in-windows-10

 

How to Share your Screen over Skype

https://www.maketecheasier.com/share-screen-over-skype/

 

How to Customize the Look of Your Cursor in iPadOS 13.4

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-customize-the-look-of-your-cursor-in-ipados-13-4-1842512969

 

Coronavirus stimulus check is official: Find out if you're eligible for up to $1,200

The new coronavirus relief package includes cash payments to many people affected by the epidemic. Here's what you need to know.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/coronavirus-stimulus-check-is-official-find-out-if-youre-eligible-for-up-to-1200/

 

Gog Spring Sale 2020 with more than 2500 discounted games until March 30

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/03/17/gog-spring-sale-2020-with-more-than-2500-discounted-games-until-march-30/

 

Canon breach exposes personal data of current, former GE employees, beneficiaries

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/phishing/canon-breach-exposes-personal-data-of-current-former-ge-employees-beneficiaries/

 

Virgin Media Could Pay £4.5B for Leak Affecting 900,000 Customers

A misconfigured database holding personal data was left available online between April 2019 and February 2020.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/virgin-media-could-pay--gb-pound-45b-for-leak-affecting-900000-customers/d/d-id/1337433

 

Coronavirus hackers face the wrath of the cybersecurity community

https://www.verdict.co.uk/coronavirus-hackers-wrath/

 

Analyst Predicts A Clear Winner Between PS5 And Xbox Series X

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2020/03/25/analyst-predicts-a-clear-winner-between-ps5-and-xbox-series-x/

 

How to Add Web Page to Collection in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/150302-how-add-web-page-collection-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

get2Clouds

Transfers files using various cloud providers (e.g. Google Drive, Dropbox, Telekom Cloud) and encrypts data to protect your privacy

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/get2Clouds.shtml

 

How To Use Group FaceTime To Check In On Your Friends In Quarantine

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/group-facetime-check-friends-quarantine-204238069.html

 

The iPad mini 5 drops back to its lowest prices ever

Act quickly, though, as units are selling quickly.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3534712/the-ipad-mini-5-drops-back-to-its-lowest-prices-ever.html

 

AT&T and Cricket offer customers a $15 plan for a limited time

They're also giving customers extra data to help ease financial stress in the face of COVID-19.

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-26-att-prepaid-cricket-15-plan.html

 

Google Search and Maps Now Show 'Temporarily Closed' Businesses

Any business can sign into their Google My Business profile and mark themselves as temporarily closed so customers know not to risk visiting during the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-search-and-maps-now-show-temporarily-closed-businesses

 

16 new movies you can watch at home with theaters shut down

https://www.komando.com/news/rent-movies-coronavirus-quarantine/711839/

 

Microsoft Might Kill the Classic Control Panel Soon, Will Hopefully Fix Settings First

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/308314-microsoft-might-kill-classic-windows-control-panel-soon

 

Does Online Gaming Really Use a Ton of Bandwidth?

https://www.howtogeek.com/664369/does-online-gaming-really-use-a-ton-of-bandwidth/

 

Best Webcam Software for Windows 10 in 2020

Webcams aren't just useful for boring conference calls; there are now some high-quality cameras out there that you can use for serious content creation. If your webcam is something you use a lot, especially if you're now working from home, then you probably need some great software to go with it.

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-webcam-software-windows-10

 

Touch ID Not Working? Here's What to Do

From activation issues to failure somewhere else, try these tips

https://www.lifewire.com/touch-id-not-working-4177446

 

SYSTEM SCAN AT RAISED IRQL CAUGHT IMPROPER DRIVER UNLOAD error in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/system-scan-at-raised-irql-caught-improper-driver-unload

 

How to Password-Protect Files and Folders in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/password-protect-files-folders-in-windows/

 

Help! Windows Won't Boot Correctly After a Recent OS Update

https://lifehacker.com/help-windows-wont-boot-correctly-after-a-recent-os-upd-1842509510

 

Coronavirus relief: $2 trillion package gives benefits to gig workers

Independent contractors for companies like Uber, Lyft and Instacart are now eligible for unemployment benefits.

https://www.cnet.com/news/2-trillion-coronavirus-stimulus-package-provides-benefits-to-gig-workers/

 

VideoProc Review – Easy Software for 4K Video Editing and Processing

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/03/16/videoproc-easy-to-use-yet-powerful-4k-video-processor-and-editor/

 

Unpatched Windows Zero-Day flaws exploited, Microsoft says

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/unpatched-windows-zero-day-flaws-exploited-microsoft-says/

 

Purported Brute-Force Attack Aims at Linksys Routers as More People Work Remotely

The attack takes control of poorly secured network devices, redirecting Web addresses to a COVID-themed landing page that attempts to fool victims into downloading malware.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/purported-brute-force-attack-aims-at-linksys-routers-as-more-people-work-remotely/d/d-id/1337430

 

How to Spring Clean Your Online Accounts Now That You're Stuck at Home

https://gizmodo.com/how-to-spring-clean-your-online-accounts-now-that-youre-1842470073

 

Coronavirus Cybersecurity Fallout Might Not Be Felt for Weeks or Longer

Sophisticated hackers could lie dormant as they search for valuable data

https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-cybersecurity-fallout-might-not-be-felt-for-weeks-or-longer-11585128601

 

How to Enable or Disable Windows Sandbox in Windows 10 (worth looking into for those with Windows 10 Pro)

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

 

ReiBoot

Recover your iOS device's data using the intuitive and user-friendly one-click interface that this reliable software solution offers

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

 

How to enable dark mode in Windows 10

https://www.yahoo.com/news/enable-dark-mode-windows-10-114511945.html

 

How to close Apple Watch activity rings even when sheltering in place

It takes some

adjustment, but you can still use your Apple Watch to achieve some fitness goals while stuck at home.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3534490/how-to-close-apple-watch-activity-rings-even-when-stuck-at-home.html

 

Google resumes Chrome updates on a modified schedule

Chrome 83 will include all the features 82 was supposed to have.

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-26-google-resumes-chrome-updates.html

 

AMD's Navi, Arden Graphics Technology May Have Been Stolen in Hack

The chip maker is working with law enforcement to track down the suspect, who’s threatening to leak more of the stolen information on the internet.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/amds-navi-arden-graphics-technology-may-have-been-stolen-in-hack

 

Use Nextdoor to get help with shopping and more during the coronavirus crisis

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/nextdoor-app-helps-neighbors/732465/

 

Folding@Home Crushes Exascale Barrier, Now Faster Than Dozens of Supercomputers

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/308332-foldinghome-crushes-exascale-barrier-now-faster-than-dozens-of-supercomputers

 

How to Connect a Bluetooth Mouse or Trackpad to Your iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/663875/how-to-connect-a-bluetooth-mouse-or-trackpad-to-your-ipad/

 

Best Hard Drives for Plex in 2020

Use the right hard drives with your Plex for a better streaming experience.

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-hard-drives-plex

 

6 Techniques for Creating Strong Passwords

Best-practice password techniques keep your accounts safe

https://www.lifewire.com/8-character-password-2180969

 

Microsoft Family features turned off after Windows 10 upgrade

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-family-features-turned-off

 

4 of the Best Video Conferencing Apps for 2020

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-video-conferencing-apps/

 

How to 'Co-Watch' Instagram With Your Friends in a Video Chat

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-co-watch-instagram-with-your-friends-in-a-video-1842493619

 

Watch Birds of Prey, The Invisible Man, The Hunt and other movies streaming right now

Thanks to social distancing, studios are releasing movies directly to streaming services early. Here's what to watch at home and where to find them.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/watch-birds-of-prey-the-invisible-man-the-hunt-emma-streaming-now/

 

Personal Backup is a freeware file backup tool for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/03/15/personal-backup-is-a-freeware-file-backup-tool-for-windows/

 

FSB contractor breach exposes secret cyber weapons program leveraging IoT vulnerabilities

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/fsb-contractor-breach-exposes-secret-cyber-weapons-program-leveraging-iot-vulnerabilities/

 

Insurance Giant Chubb Might Be Ransomware Victim

A ransomware operator claims to have successfully attacked Chubb Insurance databases.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/insurance-giant-chubb-might-be-ransomware-victim/d/d-id/1337423

 

Slow Android Phone? Here’s What We Recommend

https://www.reviewgeek.com/37943/slow-android-phone-heres-what-we-recommend/

 

Games You Can Play For Free While Stuck At Home

https://kotaku.com/games-you-can-play-for-free-while-stuck-at-home-1842429089

 

How to Repair System Files with SFC Command in Windows 10

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

 

AVG Antivirus Free

Top-grade antivirus application with basic protection against all forms of malware, in addition to email, identity and web browsing safety

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/AVG-Free-Edition.shtml

 

The internet struggling to cope with increased usage

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/internet-struggling-cope-increased-usage-104359651.html

 

How to open Microsoft Excel spreadsheets using Apple Numbers on a Mac

Numbers has the ability to open Excel files so you can work on them. You can also export spreadsheets in Numbers so that they are compatible with Excel.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3223727/how-to-open-microsoft-excel-spreadsheets-using-apple-numbers.html

 

Google resumes Chrome updates on a modified schedule

Chrome 83 will include all the features 82 was supposed to have.

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-26-google-resumes-chrome-updates.html

 

Zotac's Ultra-Thin Fanless Zbox Edge Launches (lightweight mini desktop that can be attached via VESA mount to the back of TV or monitor)

The $180 barebones mini PC is only 1.26-inches thick, runs completely silent, and can be hidden behind a monitor with the included VESA mount.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/zotacs-ultra-thin-fanless-zbox-edge-launches

 

Relieve stress and feel better with these 7 exercise apps

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/home-workout-apps/711799/

 

AMD Releases Statement on Theft of Graphics IP

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/308219-amd-releases-statement-on-theft-of-graphics-ip

 

How to Share Your Screen Without Revealing Private Information

https://www.howtogeek.com/661908/how-to-share-your-screen-without-revealing-private-information/

 

Microsoft throttles parts of Office 365 to meet demands during coronavirus pandemic

Microsoft has to make some "temporary changes" to meet the current demand for Office 365.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-throttles-parts-office-365-meet-demands-during-coronavirus-pandemic

 

What Is a Smartwatch?

Everything you need to know about smartwatches

https://www.lifewire.com/an-introduction-to-smart-watches-3441381

 

10 Apps to Watch Videos with Online Friends

https://www.maketecheasier.com/watch-videos-online-with-friends-realtime/

 

FBI warns of COVID-19 phishing scams promising stimulus checks, vaccines

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/fbi-warns-of-covid-19-phishing-scams-promising-stimulus-checks-vaccines/

 

HBO’s 'Kill Chain' doc highlights the flaws in US election machines

A voting system that was easily hacked in 2005 is planned for use in 20 states in November.

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-26-hbo-election-hacking-documentary-kill-chain.html

 

VPNs Are a Valuable Tool in COVID-19 Times

Whether for working remotely or circumventing censors, VPN usage has seen tremendous growth these past two weeks.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/vpns-are-a-valuable-tool-in-covid-19-times

https://askbobrankin.com/make_a_windows_10_recovery_drive_now.html

 

Microsoft to Pause Optional Windows 10 Updates Starting May 2020

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/233340/microsoft-to-pause-optional-windows-10-updates-starting-may-2020

 

Surface Go vs. iPad

https://www.yahoo.com/news/surface-vs-ipad-101532288.html

 

How to Change the Host of a Meeting in Zoom

https://www.howtogeek.com/663590/how-to-change-the-host-of-a-meeting-in-zoom/

 

SpaceX is making and donating hand sanitizer and face shields for the coronavirus effort, says internal email

  - According to an internal memo, SpaceX employees are making face shields and hand sanitizer to donate to outside organizations fighting COVID-19.

  - The company recently sent at least a dozen workers home after a SpaceX employee and a medic at the company's on-site clinic in Hawthorne, California tested positive with the novel coronavirus. 

  - Employees at SpaceX have also planned a blood drive for later this week in Hawthorne with the American Red Cross.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/25/spacex-makes-and-donates-hand-sanitizer-face-shields-to-stop-covid-19.html

 

Should you wait for AMD Ryzen 4000 or Intel Comet Lake H laptops, or get an older model for cheap?

Some people should wait. Others have a chance to snag a pretty great bargain.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3532900/should-you-wait-for-amd-ryzen-4000-or-intel-comet-lake-h-laptops-or-get-an-older-model-for-cheap.html

 

How to Make a Conference Call With Skype

Set up a Skype group call

https://www.lifewire.com/organize-conference-calls-with-skype-3426278

 

Best Linux GUIs for every type of user

Find out which Linux desktop GUI is best suited for four user types.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/best-linux-guis-for-every-type-of-user/

 

Malware Disguised as Google Updates Pushed via Hacked News Sites

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/malware-disguised-as-google-updates-pushed-via-hacked-news-sites/

 

Surface Go 2 specs allegedly leak, showing significant internal upgrades

The Surface Go 2 could have Intel m3 and Intel Pentium variants, according to a recent leak.

https://www.windowscentral.com/surface-go-2s-alleged-specs-leak-online-showing-significantly-bumped-internals

 

How to use Zoom video conferencing

Stay in touch with Zoom's free group video calls

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-24-safari-blocks-all-third-party-cookies-by-default.html

 

How your Apple, WearOS, and Fitbit smartwatch can help track your coronavirus symptoms

As COVID-19 spreads across the globe, your smartwatch can help you get a perspective on your health.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3533344/apple-google-android-galaxy-fitbit-smartwatch-body-temperature-flu-symptoms.html

 

App Store rules are preventing game streaming services from reaching iPhone and iPad users

https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/25/app-store-game-streaming-rules/

 

Governments around the world are increasingly using location data to manage the coronavirus

The practice ranges from anonymized data to specific patient info, depending on the country

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/23/21190700/eu-mobile-carriers-customer-data-coronavirus-south-korea-taiwan-privacy

 

Now is the time to upgrade your laptop with HP’s latest savings bonanza

https://bgr.com/2020/03/26/hp-laptop-sale-899/

 

How to host virtual Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Disney+, and YouTube watch parties

Doing your part and staying at home doesn’t have to be a lonely experience. Here's how multiple people can share a movie together, complete with text chat, video chat and emoji reactions.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3533434/how-to-host-virtual-netflix-amazon-hulu-disney-and-youtube-watch-parties.html

 

Dell's cheap laptop deals bundle everything you need to work from home

Cheap work from home deals for your home office

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/dells-cheap-laptop-deals-bundle-everything-you-need-to-work-from-home

 

In video chats, familiar forms of online harassment make a comeback

As classes, lectures and other educational activities move to videoconference tools during the coronavirus pandemic, "Zoombombing" has become another vector for organized harassment.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/video-chats-familiar-forms-online-harassment-make-comeback-n1168806

 

Check your phone for these 50 sketchy apps – see the full list

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/50-sketchy-android-apps/732197/

 

Microsoft: Windows Flaw Lets Hackers Use Fonts to Create Booby-Trapped Documents

'There are multiple ways an attacker could exploit the vulnerability, such as convincing a user to open a specially crafted document or viewing it in the Windows Preview pane,' Microsoft warns.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-windows-flaw-lets-hackers-use-fonts-to-create-booby-trapped-documents

 

The new iPad Pro is another major step forward in Apple's plan to challenge Microsoft's Surface Pro

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ipad-pro-another-major-step-120000108.html

 

How to Update Mozilla Firefox

https://www.howtogeek.com/661458/how-to-update-mozilla-firefox/

 

Apple drops after report says company considers delaying next iPhone launch

  - Apple stock dropped late on Wednesday after the Nikkei Asian Review reported that the company considered delaying its annual iPhone launch by months.

  - Apple was up for most of the day during a stock market rally, but closed negative.

  - Apple has launched new iPhones in September or October every year since 2011.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/25/coronavirus-apple-drops-after-report-says-iphone-launch-could-be-delayed.html

 

Nvidia's faster, better DLSS 2.0 could be a game-changer

It's coming to Control and MechWarrior 5 very soon.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3533463/nvidias-faster-better-dlss-20-could-be-a-game-changer.html

 

How to Get a VPN

Everything you need to know to get started with a VPN service

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-get-a-vpn-4688906

 

13 etiquette tips for video conference calls

Due to the coronavirus, virtual meetings are now standard for employees working from home. Follow these video conferencing tips on staying connected and professional.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/13-etiquette-tips-for-video-conference-calls/

 

Microsoft Fixes Windows Defender Scan Bug With New Update

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-fixes-windows-defender-scan-bug-with-new-update/

 

Windows 10, Xbox family settings offer useful, free tools for parents during coronavirus pandemic

You can help keep your kids safe online with Microsoft's built-in family safety tools on Windows 10 and Xbox One.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-xbox-family-safety-tools-coronavirus

 

What is an eSIM and why would you need one?

The humble SIM is going high-tech, and 'e' could mean 'exciting'

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/what-is-an-esim-and-why-would-you-need-one

 

Xbox and PlayStation networks adjusted due to surging demand

Gaming is seeing record levels of engagement during the coronavirus outbreak.

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-25-xbox-playstation-adjust-networks-demand-coronavirus.html

 

Wyze takes aim at Fitbit and Apple with new $25 fitness band and $20 scale

The budget security cam company looks to transform fitness tech.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3534031/wyze-takes-aim-at-fitbit-and-apple-with-new-25-fitness-band-and-20-scale.html

 

Galaxy S20 battery test shows the impact of 120Hz display, Exynos processor

https://9to5google.com/2020/03/24/galaxy-s20-exynos-battery-120hz-display/

 

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus are $200 off at Amazon and Best Buy

This big discount comes just a few weeks after the phones’ release

https://www.theverge.com/good-deals/2020/3/23/21191274/samsung-galaxy-s20-plus-deal-amazon-best-buy-discount-android-unlocked

 

iOS 13.4 was just released for all iPhone users

https://bgr.com/2020/03/24/ios-13-4-was-just-released-for-all-iphone-users/

 

15 more great movies cord-cutters can stream for free while waiting out the coronavirus

Great home entertainment doesn’t need to be expensive. TechHive's resident film critic recommends these films that can be streamed for free.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3533371/more-great-movies-cord-cutters-can-stream-for-free-while-waiting-out-the-coronavirus.html

 

MacBook Air display problem confirmed by leaked Apple memo

The MacBook Air has an unsightly display issue that Apple's quietly fixing

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/macbook-air-display-problem-confirmed-by-leaked-apple-memo

 

With sports events shelved and consumers in lockdown, the advertising industry is in free fall

With the Olympic Games postponed until 2021 and cinemas closed across the country, whole segments of the advertising market have evaporated.

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/sports-events-shelved-consumers-lockdown-advertising-industry-free-fall-n1168546

 

If you have a D-Link or Linksys router, you’ve probably been hacked

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/d-link-linksys-router-hack/732390/

 

Watch Amazon Prime's Library of Kids Shows, Family Films For Free

More than 40 titles—including original programs and PBS Kids series—are available to view worldwide for free.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/watch-amazon-primes-library-of-kids-shows-family-films-for-free

 

What are the rules wrapping privacy during COVID-19?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/rules-wrapping-privacy-during-covid-173738203.html

 

How to Use Regular Expressions (regexes) on Linux

https://www.howtogeek.com/661101/how-to-use-regular-expressions-regexes-on-linux/

 

JPMorgan predicts Apple's next iPhone launch could be delayed 1 to 2 months

  - Apple could delay its iPhone launch this fall because of restrictions in response to COVID-19, JPMorgan analysts said.

  - Apple has launched new iPhones in September or October every year since 2011.

  - The outbreak and response to COVID-19 have raised several challenges for Apple's business, including disruption of its China-based supply chain for manufacturing, and now questions about demand for high-end devices in countries that have largely shut down their economies to slow the virus.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/25/jpmorgan-predicts-apples-next-iphone-launch-could-be-delayed.html

 

Which Internet providers are lifting data caps during the coronavirus, and which aren't

While some ISPs have simply pledged not to cut off customers who can't pay their bills, others are going further.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3532817/which-internet-providers-are-lifting-data-caps-during-the-coronavirus-and-which-arent.html

 

Headphones Not Working on Windows 10? Here's How to Fix It

Get Windows 10 and your headphones working together again

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-headphones-not-working-windows-10-4587304

 

Netflix reigns over Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and Disney+ as most popular streaming service

Though Netflix is king, many people admit to being overwhelmed by the sheer number of streaming services available.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/netflix-reigns-over-amazon-prime-video-hulu-and-disney-as-most-popular-streaming-service/

 

Mozilla Firefox Gets a HTTPS Only Mode For More Secure Browsing

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/mozilla-firefox-gets-a-https-only-mode-for-more-secure-browsing/

 

How to build your own PC in 2020 — the right way

Building your own dream rig has never been easier.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-build-pc-ultimate-step-step-guide

 

Google Photos: how to back up photos from your phone, tablet or computer

Get your photo backups sorted with Google's cloud service

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/google-photos-how-to-back-up-photos-from-your-phone-tablet-or-computer

 

The Morning After: iPadOS 13.4 brings mouse and trackpad support

And Royole is back with another foldable phone.

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-25-ipad-mouse-morning-after.html

 

2020 iPad Pro review roundup: No reason to rush to upgrade

Unless you really want to play around with LiDAR.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3534017/2020-ipad-pro-review-roundup-no-reason-to-rush-to-upgrade.html

 

T-Mobile adds Apple Pay to its website and iOS app, including 3% cash back for Apple Card

https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/25/t-mobile-apple-pay-ios-app/

 

Microsoft gets ready for a new era of Windows

New Windows leadership means a new vision and focus

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/23/21191087/microsoft-windows-panos-panay-amanda-langowski-windows-insider-feedback

 

PS5 release is definitely happening this holiday season

https://bgr.com/2020/03/24/ps5-price-and-release-date-holiday-2020-launch-window-still-valid/

 

ATSC 3.0: How cord-cutters should plan for antenna TV's big upgrade

It's still very early days for Next Gen TV.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3514508/atsc-3-0-how-cord-cutters-should-plan-for-antenna-tv-upgrade.html

 

Fake Google Chrome update contains nasty malware: Avoid this right now

Phony Google Chrome installer puts 'backdoor' on your machine

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/fake-chrome-update-malware

 

Coronavirus misinformation makes neutrality a distant memory for tech companies

Facing the prospect that hoaxes or misinformation could worsen a global pandemic, tech platforms are taking control of the information ecosystem like never before.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/coronavirus-misinformation-makes-neutrality-distant-memory-tech-companies-n1168001

 

Relieve stress and feel better with these 7 exercise apps

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/home-workout-apps/711799/

 

Voice Calling Spikes Under COVID-19 Lockdowns, But Home Internet Holds Up

The systems that connect voice phone calls are under unprecedented strain as Americans reach out to connect with others during the coronavirus crisis.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/voice-calling-spikes-under-covid-19-lockdowns-but-home-internet-holds-up

 

How to use Skype

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/skype-141523542.html

 

Does Online Gaming Really Use a Ton of Bandwidth?

https://www.howtogeek.com/664369/does-online-gaming-really-use-a-ton-of-bandwidth/

 

Facebook's Portal TV video chat device was mocked — now it's completely sold out

  - Facebook's Portal TV is the best way to video chat with friends and family right now. It's simple to use and has lots of fun features.

  - Critics mocked it when it launched, though, since it seemed weird to put a microphone and video camera from Facebook in our homes.

  - Now the Facebook Portal TV is sold out.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/25/facebooks-portal-tv-video-chat-system-sold-out.html

 

Microsoft offers a cool Xbox extension for Microsoft Edge: Xbox New Tab

If you've tired of Microsoft Edge's news feed and calming nature images, why not try a flaming skull from Gears 5 instead?

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3534002/microsoft-offers-a-cool-xbox-extension-for-microsoft-edge-xbox-new-tab.html

 

Get Free Kid Shows from Amazon Prime for a Limited Time

You don't need to be a Prime member, either

https://www.lifewire.com/get-free-kid-shows-from-amazon-prime-for-a-limited-time-4800748

 

Zoom as the go-to video conferencing option for remote work

An ever-increasing mobile workforce, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic, means that video conferencing is more important than ever. Here's how it benefits Zoom's clients and employees.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/zoom-as-the-go-to-video-conferencing-option-for-remote-work/

 

Tor Browser 9.0.7 Patches Bug That Could Deanonymize Users

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/tor-browser-907-patches-bug-that-could-deanonymize-users/

 

Minecraft guide for parents: Using the Education Edition for free for you and your kids

Using Minecraft for your kids at home.

https://www.windowscentral.com/minecraft-guide-parents-using-education-edition-free-you-and-your-kids

 

How to clean your iPad or tablet

Without damaging it

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-clean-your-ipad-or-tablet

 

Xbox and PlayStation networks adjusted due to surging demand

Gaming is seeing record levels of engagement during the coronavirus outbreak.

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-25-xbox-playstation-adjust-networks-demand-coronavirus.html

 

macOS Catalina: Apple releases 10.15.4 update

Frequently asked questions about Apple’s next operating system for the Macintosh.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3404520/macos-catalina-everything-you-need-to-know.html

 

MacStadium on pace for ‘biggest Mac mini signup week ever’ as demand for remote servers ramps up

https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/25/macstadium-mac-mini-signup/#more-638011

 

Amazon is making dozens of kids’ shows, including Arthur, completely free

Arthur, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Pete the Cat, and more

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/23/21190793/amazon-prime-video-free-arthur-daniel-tiger-children-family-entertainment

 

iPhone 12 release may be delayed months because of the coronavirus

https://bgr.com/2020/03/25/iphone-12-release-delay-2020-coronavirus/

 

YouTube Music now displays song lyrics for selected tracks

Both the iOS and Android versions of the YouTube Music app now display song lyrics, although real-time lyrics aren't supported yet.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3533995/youtube-music-now-displays-song-lyrics-for-selected-tracks.html

 

Sling TV deal: New 'Quarantine Offer' gets you 14-day free trial

Get a free 14-day Sling TV Blue trial

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/sling-tv-deal-new-quarantine-offer-gets-you-14-day-free-trial

 

Door-to-door 'coronavirus tester' hoax circles the globe, boosted by local media and police departments

The rapid and international dissemination of the warnings shows how false or misleading information can end up in legitimate channels.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/door-door-coronavirus-tester-hoax-circles-globe-boosted-local-media-n1166636

 

Virus found on surfaces after 17 days – new advice to open your packages

https://www.komando.com/news/coronavirus-packages-safety/731988/

 

Google Abandons Chrome 82 Development

Due to coronavirus forcing most of Google's developers to work remotely, the Chrome team will move directly from Chrome 81 to Chrome 83 development.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-abandons-chrome-82-development

 

How to set up your Lenovo Smart Display

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/set-lenovo-smart-display-180531922.html

 

OK, Zoomer! How to Become a Videoconferencing Power User

As the pandemic pushes work online, Zoom is the new office. Follow these tips to get the most out of those video meet-ups.

https://www.wired.com/story/tips-for-using-zoom/

 

Google Play’s malicious app problem infects 1.7 million more devices

Apps went undetected by Google and antivirus scanners.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/03/found-malicious-google-play-apps-with-1-7-million-downloads-many-by-children/

 

Masks donated by Facebook for health workers were stockpiled after wildfire regulations

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/25/apple-and-facebook-face-masks-were-stockpiled-after-wildfires.html

 

T-Mobile’s budget $15 Connect plan will launch on March 25th

Unlimited talk and text for $15 a month

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/23/21190796/t-mobile-connect-sprint-merger-coronavirus-prepaid-plan

 

Coronavirus freebies: Companies giving out free stuff right now, and how to get it

https://www.komando.com/news/company-freebies-coronavirus/732147/

 

Google Is Rewarding Users for Sharing Coronavirus Symptoms

Do you have a fever of at least 100 degrees, a cough, and a sore throat? Google is asking on behalf of Carnegie Mellon University.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-is-rewarding-users-for-sharing-coronavirus-symptoms

 

How to use FaceTime on your iPhone or iPad

Audio or video chatting - the Apple way

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-facetime-on-your-iphone-or-ipad

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Wed 1927 03/25/2020

(NOTE: If you're looking to buy a new laptop, look at the next to last article)

 

Forgot Windows 10 Password? Here's How to Reset It

https://askbobrankin.com/forgot_windows_10_password_heres_how_to_reset_it.html

 

The best educational apps for Android and iOS

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/smart-25-best-educational-apps-142519888.html

 

How to Talk to a Doctor Online

https://www.howtogeek.com/661840/how-to-talk-to-a-doctor-online/

 

88 out of top 200 US cities have seen internet speeds decline this past week, 3 cities by more than 40%

https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/25/88-out-of-top-200-u-s-cities-have-seen-internet-speeds-decline-this-past-week-3-cities-by-more-than-40/

 

Critical new Windows flaw being exploited, Microsoft working on a fix

The unpatched vulnerability is being exploited in "limited, targeted attacks," Microsoft says.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-says-critical-new-windows-flaw-being-exploited

 

How to Connect Two Routers on a Home Network

Expand your home network with a second router

https://www.lifewire.com/connect-routers-on-a-home-network-818060

 

How To Fix A Non-Working Webcam On A MacBook

https://www.techjunkie.com/webcam-not-working-macbook/

 

WordPress Malware Distributed via Pirated Coronavirus Plugins

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/wordpress-malware-distributed-via-pirated-coronavirus-plugins/

 

31 great games you can play on laptops and low-end PCs

No graphics card? No problem. These great games run on pretty much anything.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3293416/best-games-laptops-low-end-pc.html

 

iOS 13.4 and iPadOS updates are here bringing mouse support to your iPad and more

Apple's iPadOS 13.4 update outshines iOS 13.4 with enhanced mouse support

https://www.techradar.com/news/mouse-support-for-ipad-apple-launches-ios-and-ipados-134

 

How to create conditional statements for drop-down lists in Google Sheets

Using conditional statements in Google Sheets is an easy way to bring more power and accuracy to your invoices and more.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-create-conditional-statements-for-drop-down-lists-in-google-sheets/

 

Working from home makes you vulnerable to hackers. Here's how to stay safe

Now's the time for good tech hygiene, too.

https://www.cnet.com/news/working-from-home-makes-you-vulnerable-to-hackers-heres-how-to-stay-safe/

 

Macworld's April digital magazine exclusive: 25 Top macOS Catalina Tips

The best content from Macworld wrapped up in our digital magazine.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3533336/macworlds-april-digital-magazine-exclusive-25-top-macos-catalina-tips.html

 

The 7 Best Free Skype Alternatives for a Windows or Linux PC

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/skype-alternatives-windows/

 

watchOS 6.2 now available for Apple Watch, bringing ECG app to three new countries

https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/24/watchos-6-2-ecg-features-more/

 

Stunning iPhone 12 video shows Apple’s leaked prototype design with no notch

https://bgr.com/2020/03/24/stunning-iphone-12-video-shows-apples-leaked-prototype-design-with-no-notch/

 

How to fix slow internet during VPN connection on Windows 10

If a VPN connection is slowing down your internet, then use this guide on Windows 10 to create a "split tunneling" to direct web traffic through your local internet connection.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-slow-internet-vpn-windows-10/

 

How to use FaceTime on your iPhone, iPad or Mac to make group calls (Zoom and Google's Duo work to contact Android devices and available on iOS)

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/group-facetime-calls/712459/

 

Watch Amazon Prime's Library of Kids Shows, Family Films For Free

More than 40 titles—including original programs and PBS Kids series—are available to view worldwide for free.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/watch-amazon-primes-library-of-kids-shows-family-films-for-free

 

Silicon Valley VC who’s also an ER doctor offers a diagnosis: Expect 2 years of COVID-19 economic recovery

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/71384459-4f19-32e3-b115-b41705987cba/silicon-valley-vc-who%E2%80%99s-also.html

 

How to Hide Your Background During Video Calls in Zoom

https://www.howtogeek.com/661506/how-to-hide-your-background-during-video-calls-in-zoom/

 

Study behind updated FDA guidance shows self-swab tests are as effective as those done by clinicians

https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/25/study-behind-updated-fda-guidance-shows-self-swab-tests-are-as-effective-as-those-done-by-clinicians/

 

Are Windows 10 Control Panel's days numbered?

The legacy about page in Control Panel may finally be put to rest, if feature IDs are to be believed.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-may-hide-control-panel-future-versions-windows-10

 

How to Update Skype to the Latest Version

Doing a Skype update is straightforward for most devices

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-update-skype-4173260

 

Is The Webcam On Your Acer Laptop Not Working? Here’s How To Fix It

https://www.techjunkie.com/webcam-not-working-acer-laptop-fix/

 

Google Chrome Adding Option to Always Show Full URLs

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-chrome-adding-option-to-always-show-full-urls/

 

Google Chrome terms of service are changing on March 31: Here’s what’s new

We've done the boring reading for you.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3534136/google-chrome-chrome-os-march-31-2020-terms-of-service-changes.html

 

Intel is working to make Chrome – and other browsers – less power-hungry

Look forward to a bit more battery life from your laptop

https://www.techradar.com/news/intel-is-working-to-make-chrome-and-other-browsers-less-power-hungry

 

5 ways the future of work is changing, due to coronavirus

The unexpected entrance of COVID-19 is sending shock waves through the enterprise, particularly with the way people work. Here's how this could affect our future.

https://www.

techrepublic.com/article/5-ways-the-future-of-work-is-changing-due-to-coronavirus/

 

Zoom: the $29bn video-call app you’d never heard of until coronavirus

The digital conferencing tool has taken off thanks to physical distancing across the globe. Just watch out for the 40-minute limit and pornography trolls

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2020/mar/25/zoom-the-29bn-video-call-app-youd-never-heard-of-until-coronavirus

 

How to use a mouse with your iPad or iPhone

Apple greatly improved the experience of using a Bluetooth mouse with iPadOS and iOS 13.4—less so with a wired one. We've updated our guide with the changes.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3405887/how-to-use-a-mouse-with-your-ipad-or-iphone.html

 

Does Windows 10 Freeze Your Computer? Try This!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-10-freeze-computer-try/

 

Apple’s new Magic Keyboard will bring new life to my 2018 iPad Pro — no upgrade required

https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/23/ipad-pro-2018-magic-keyboard/

 

Amazon has 9 new exclusive deals only for Prime members

https://bgr.com/2020/03/25/best-amazon-deals-today-exclusive-sale-for-amazon-prime-members/

 

How to set up remote desktop on Windows 10 Home using Chrome

Do you need to work remotely and need access to your PC? Then Chrome Remote Desktop makes it super easy to set up remote access to Windows 10 Home or Pro devices.

https://pureinfotech.com/setup-remote-desktop-windows-10-home-chrome/

 

Staying home? Catch up on shows you’ve never had time to watch

https://www.komando.com/tv-streaming-reviews/tv-shows-binge-stream/711334/

 

Voice Calling Spikes Under COVID-19 Lockdowns, But Home Internet Holds Up

The systems that connect voice phone calls are under unprecedented strain as Americans reach out to connect with others during the coronavirus crisis.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/voice-calling-spikes-under-covid-19-lockdowns-but-home-internet-holds-up

 

Do Computers (and other gadgets) Get Tired?

https://askbobrankin.com/do_computers_and_other_gadgets_get_tired.html

 

The next PlayStation and Xbox both have new graphics tech that makes games look better than ever — take a look

https://www.yahoo.com/news/next-playstation-xbox-both-graphics-190434518.html

 

The Best Ways to Video Chat from Windows, Mac, iPhone, or Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/186267/the-3-easiest-ways-to-video-chat-online-or-on-the-go/

 

ClassPass now offers live streamed workouts for those house-bound by coronavirus

https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/25/classpass-now-offers-live-streamed-workouts-for-those-house-bound-by-coronavirus/

 

Best Buy closes all retail stores, offers curbside pickup and delivery

Buying something from Best Buy is still possible, but restricted.

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-buy-closes-all-retail-stores-offers-curbside-pickup-and-delivery

 

The 11 Best Free Antivirus Software of 2020

Protect your Windows computer with a free antivirus program

https://www.lifewire.com/best-free-antivirus-software-4151895

 

The Best Free Webcam Recorders To Use In 2020

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-free-webcam-recorders/

 

Malware Disguised as Google Updates Pushed via Hacked News Sites

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/malware-disguised-as-google-updates-pushed-via-hacked-news-sites/

 

Make your home workspace more comfortable with this Softacare seat cushion

This memory-foam cushion earns rave reviews, and Amazon's listing says it will arrive by Saturday.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3534228/make-your-home-workspace-more-comfortable-with-this-softacare-seat-cushion.html

 

How to use Houseparty: video chat and play games without leaving the house

Get to grips with the popular video chat app

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-houseparty

 

How automation is speeding delivery of COVID-19 results to hospitals

Kryon, a robotics process automation provider, helped upload COVID-19 test results from the Israeli Ministry of Health to Maccabi, one of Israel's biggest healthcare providers, in 48 hours.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-automation-is-speeding-delivery-of-covid-19-results-to-hospitals/

 

Google Podcasts Gets Redesign For Easier Discovery

https://www.droid-life.com/2020/03/25/google-podcasts-gets-redesign-for-easier-discovery/

 

The changing nature of Apple product releases

The current world situation has affected everything, including how Apple releases products.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3533451/the-changing-nature-of-apple-product-releases.html

 

Microsoft Remote Desktop: How to Access Windows From Your Mac

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/microsoft-remote-desktop-access-windows-mac/

 

Shazam update brings Split View support to iPad along with new delete gesture

https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/25/shazam-update-brings-split-view-support-to-ipad-along-with-new-delete-gesture/

 

Best Buy’s 1-day sale has some crazy deals – here are the 10 best ones

https://bgr.com/2020/03/25/best-buy-1-day-sale-top-10-deals-today-only/

 

How to check Bluetooth devices battery level on Windows 10

You can now check the battery level of the Bluetooth devices using the Settings app — Here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/check-bluetooth-devices-battery-level-windows-10/

 

How to stay in touch with your kids and grandkids during the pandemic

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/stay-in-touch-with-grandkids/712523/

 

Readers' Choice Awards 2020: Smartphones, Carriers, and Mobile Operating Systems

If you're looking to buy a new smartph

one, wondering whether Android or iOS is best for you, or considering your options when it comes to wireless carriers, these are the brands PCMag readers recommend most.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/readers-choice-awards-2020-smartphones-carriers-and-mobile-operating-systems

 

Amazon is creating a futuristic fleet of 100,000 electric delivery vans, with Alexa and routing software built-in — see what they'll look like

https://www.yahoo.com/news/amazon-creating-futuristic-fleet-100-205745513.html

 

How to Fix Windows 10’s New Critical Security Flaw (March 2020)

https://www.howtogeek.com/664261/how-to-fix-windows-10s-new-critical-security-flaw-march-2020/

 

Apple will donate 10M face masks to healthcare workers

https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/25/apple-will-donate-10m-face-masks-to-healthcare-workers/

 

Microsoft to pause optional Windows 10 updates due to coronavirus

Optional updates for Windows 10 will be on hold during the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-pause-optional-windows-10-updates-due-coronavirus

 

The 7 Best Password Managers of 2020

Stay organized and keep your online logins protected at all times

https://www.lifewire.com/best-password-managers-4169758

 

The Five Best Free Video Editing Apps For PC [March 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-free-video-editing-software-pc/

 

Microsoft Fixes Windows Defender Scan Bug With New Update

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-fixes-windows-defender-scan-bug-with-new-update/

 

The best free PC games

If you're looking for a good time but don't have a dime to spare, these free PC games will leave you smiling.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2457868/best-free-pc-games.html

 

How to use Skype

Stay in touch with free voice and video calls

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/skype

 

How to quickly re-install any Android app you've ever used

Having trouble remembering that Android app you installed two phones ago, but really need to have now? Let Jack Wallen show you an easy way to locate and install it.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-quickly-re-install-any-android-app-youve-ever-used/

 

Apple plans to reopen U.S. stores in April, following Trump guidance

A look at Apple's new retail store in downtown San Francisco. On May 21, 2016, people began lining up around the block for the grand opening.

https://venturebeat.com/2020/03/24/apple-plans-to-reopen-u-s-stores-in-april-following-trump-guidance/

 

Apple adds new Get Up! weekly playlist to Apple Music

The good vibes playlist is updated every Sunday.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3534021/apple-adds-new-get-up-weekly-playlist-to-apple-music.html

 

How to Partition Your External Time Machine Hard Drive (I have two Macbook Pro's and use an adapter and microSD card in the right side dedicated to Time Machine backups and hdd changed to ssd)

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/partition-use-time-machine-hard-drive-store-files/

 

Netflix suffering from outage across the United States, users say [U: Fixed]

https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/25/netflix-outage/#more-637946

 

Coronavirus vaccine researchers just delivered some great news

https://bgr.com/2020/03/25/coronavirus-vaccine-usa-researchers-detail-covid-19-viruss-mutations/

 

How to Chrome Remote Desktop to help users on Windows 10

If you need help fixing a problem or configuring app, you can use the Chrome Remote Desktop app to get help on Windows 10 or another OS – Here's how. (I used this for several years)

https://pureinfotech.com/chrome-remote-desktop-windows-10/

 

Feeling lonely? Here’s how to host a virtual get-together with friends and family

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/virtual-get-togethers/712217/

 

Apple's iPhone 9/SE2: What We Know

Apple's new low-cost phone has been delayed by the coronavirus, but it still may be coming in April.

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

 

'Loads so much faster than my previous Samsung:' Walmart just slashed the price on this Lenovo Ideapad laptop to $629

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/lenovo-ideapad-s340-deal-215215567.html

 

Geekly Update - 25 March 2020

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_25_march_2020.html

 

Google Podcasts is finally available on iOS

https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/25/google-podcasts-is-finally-available-on-ios/

 

School may be closed but your child can still learn with 49% off ABC Mouse

https://www.windowscentral.com/school-may-be-closed-your-child-can-still-learn-49

 

Tupperware Site Hacked With Fake Form to Steal Credit Cards

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/tupperware-site-hacked-with-fake-form-to-steal-credit-cards/

 

Laptops are becoming harder to find in stores and online due to the coronavirus

COVID-19 is driving up demand for laptops, and many people working from home can only find less-desired models or brands.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/laptops-are-becoming-harder-to-find-in-stores-and-online-due-to-the-coronavirus/

 

MacBook Air Overheating? 6 Tips and Tricks to Cool It Down

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/macbook-air-overheating-5-things-can/

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Hackers Target Two Unpatched Flaws in Windows Adobe Type Manager Library

https://www.securityweek.com/hackers-target-two-unpatched-flaws-windows-adobe-type-manager-library

 

Microsoft says hackers are attacking Windows users with a new unpatched bug

https://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-says-hackers-attacking-windows-180601711.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

How to Turn Off Animations and Make Windows 10 Seem Faster

https://www.howtogeek.com/660830/how-to-turn-off-animations-and-make-windows-10-seem-faster/

 

How to Turn on the Camera on Your Mac

Learn how to use your Mac's built-in webcam

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-turn-on-camera-on-mac-4175436

 

How Much Can I Trust Information on the Internet?

Information on the internet ranges from truth to fiction to intentional misinformation. It's important to develop a critical eye towards everything you read.

https://askleo.com/how-much-can-i-trust-information-on-the-internet/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Iw7EizjVJpdfbL

 

10 Great Audiobooks to Listen to During Your Free Audible Trial

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/audiobooks-listen-free-audible-trial/

 

False coronavirus rumors surge in 'hidden viral' text messages

Some users, even those who have no intention of spreading wrong information, are forwarding along viral rumors and urban legends.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/false-coronavirus-rumors-surge-hidden-viral-text-messages-n1160936

 

How to handle Windows 10 updates

Step 1: Understand that there are updates, and then there are updates.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3014600/how-to-handle-windows-10-updates.html

 

Who’s Behind the ‘Web Listings’ Mail Scam?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/03/whos-behind-the-web-listings-mail-scam/

 

Malicious Coronavirus victim tracking app demands ransom payment from Android users

https://www.grahamcluley.com/coronavirus-android-ransomware/

 

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says hardware supply chain coming back online, but demand is the issue

  - Satya Nadella suggested Microsoft is in a better financial position than it was in the previous recession.

  - He joined the company in 1992 and replaced Steve Ballmer as Microsoft’s CEO in 2014.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/24/satya-nadella-hardware-supply-chain-coming-back-for-xbox-surface.html

 

How to set up remote desktop on Windows 10 Home using Chrome

Do you need to work remotely and need access to your PC? Then Chrome Remote Desktop makes it super easy to set up remote access to Windows 10 Home or Pro devices.

https://pureinfotech.com/setup-remote-desktop-windows-10-home-chrome/

 

Google Pauses Chrome Updates

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10731/google-pauses-chrome-updates

 

How to prevent Facebook from accessing your photos

https://macpaw.com/how-to/stop-facebook-accessing-photos

 

5 of the most relaxing Spotify white noise playlists for working from home

Time to chill.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3533554/most-relaxing-white-noise-playlists-on-spotify-for-working-from-home.html

 

YouTube Is Lowering Default Video Quality Worldwide for 30 Days in Response to Pandemic

https://gizmodo.com/youtube-is-lowering-default-video-quality-worldwide-for-1842477040

 

Authorities Warn of Escalating COVID-19-Themed Cyberattacks

https://www.securityweek.com/authorities-warn-escalating-covid-19-themed-cyberattacks

 

The CyberWire Pro Research Briefing for 3.24.20

At a glance.

  - Coronavirus phishing activity continues to escalate.

  - Unknown APT is targeting industrial entities in a Middle Eastern country.

  - Mirai variant goes after unpatched Zyxel NAS devices.

  - New Nefilim ransomware exfiltrates victims' data.

  - 56 malicious apps pulled from Google Play Store.

https://thecyberwire.com/newsletters/research-briefing/2/12

 

Hundreds of companies could have your data – here’s how to find and delete it

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/mine-delete-personal-data/711136/

 

Voice Calling Spikes Under COVID-19 Lockdowns, But Home Internet Holds Up

The systems that connect voice phone calls are under unprecedented strain as Americans reach out to connect with others during the coronavirus crisis.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/voice-calling-spikes-under-covid-19-lockdowns-but-home-internet-holds-up

 

Some Netflix and YouTube users will see a drop in streaming quality from today – here’s why

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/netflix-youtube-users-see-drop-103805297.html

 

How to Secure Your WhatsApp Account

https://www.howtogeek.com/658977/how-to-secure-your-whatsapp-account/

 

12 Best Free Movie Websites

Stream full-length movies online from these websites for free!

https://www.lifewire.com/watch-free-movies-online-1356647

 

How Can an Https Website Still Not Be Secure?

Surprisingly, it's possible for aspects of an https site to still not be secure, if the site is improperly designed. And it's extremely difficult to tell.

https://askleo.com/how-can-an-https-website-still-not-be-secure/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Iw7EizjVJpdfbL

 

How to Download Anything on the Web for Free: 12 Tips and Tools

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/download-anything-free/

 

Coronavirus misinformation makes neutrality a distant memory for tech companies

Facing the prospect that hoaxes or misinformation could worsen a global pandemic, tech platforms are taking control of the information ecosystem like never before.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/coronavirus-misinformation-makes-neutrality-distant-memory-tech-companies-n1168001

 

Microsoft claims ‘inflection point’ for remote work as Teams surges to 44 million daily active users

Microsoft adds a range of features, including noise suppression for video calls, on Teams’ third anniversary.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3533411/microsoft-claims-inflection-point-for-remote-work-as-teams-surges-to-44-million-daily-active-users.html

 

Zyxel Flaw Powers New Mirai IoT Botnet Strain

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/03/zxyel-flaw-powers-new-mirai-iot-botnet-strain/

 

Free Netflix pass because of Coronavirus? It’s a scam

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/free-netflix-pass-because-of-coronavirus-its-a-scam-22691.html#new_tab

 

How volunteers from tech companies like Amazon, Apple and Google built a coronavirus-tracking site in six days

  - Volunteers from Amazon, Alphabet, Apple and other tech companies worked every night for a week to make a website called covidnearyou. 

  - The team collaborated closely with epidemiologists, including John Brownstein from Boston Children’s Hospital. 

  - covidnearyou.org asks healthy and sick people to share their symptoms. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/23/coronavirus-tracking-site-built-by-amazon-apple-google-volunteers.html

 

How to Chrome Remote Desktop to help users on Windows 10

If you need help fixing a problem or configuring app, you can use the Chrome Remote Desktop app to get help on Windows 10 or another OS – Here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/chrome-remote-desktop-windows-10/

 

Warning: Windows Defender May Break (Workaround)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10732/warning-windows-defender-may-break-workaround

 

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

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

 

These 14 movies will be available online early to help ease your coronavirus anxiety

Emma, The Invisible Man, Birds of Prey, and more will be available to rent or buy from streaming services way ahead of schedule.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3532460/movies-coming-to-vod-early-to-help-ease-your-coronavirus-anxiety.html

 

Lack of Internet Access Could Be Dangerous for Rural Americans Needing Healthcare

https://gizmodo.com/lack-of-internet-access-could-be-dangerous-for-rural-am-1842460594

 

Abuse.ch Launches Free Malware Repository

https://www.securityweek.com/abusech-launches-free-malware-repository

 

The CyberWire Pro Privacy Briefing for 3.24.20

At a glance.

  - Privacy advocates may resist expanded government surveillance, even during a public health emergency.

  - GE discloses third-party data security incident.

  - University of Utah Health discloses data breach.

  - Privacy-breaking malware abuses Android accessibility features.

https://thecyberwire.com/newsletters/privacy-briefing/2/57

 

3 WFH essential security tips to keep hackers and scammers out

https://www.komando.com/how-tos/work-from-home-security-tips/710949/

 

Amazon Prime Video Introduces Viewer Profiles

The new feature is currently only available in select Asian and African countries, but will be rolled out globally in phases and allows up to six people to use one account.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/amazon-prime-video-introduces-viewer-profiles

 

I've been using my Apple Watch to stay productive when working from home — here are 5 ways it helps me get through the workday

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ive-using-apple-watch-stay-152620790.html

 

How to Change Chrome’s Default Zoom Settings

https://www.howtogeek.com/658525/how-to-change-chromes-default-zoom-settings/

 

How to Download and Watch Google Drive Movies

It's easy to watch and even download videos hosted in the cloud.

https://www.lifewire.com/download-watch-google-drive-movies-4582822

 

Why Doesn’t My Internet Speed Match What I’m Paying For?

In general, faster is better, but make sure you're testing properly so that you get an accurate report.

https://askleo.com/why-doesnt-my-internet-speed-match-what-im-paying-for/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Iw7EizjVJpdfbL

 

5 Email-Cleaning Ways to Organize and Manage Your Inbox

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/email-cleaning-organize-manage-inbox/

 

'Bring your own cake': Poker, dinner parties and birthdays move to video chat

"Just knowing we could see each other and be together — even though we weren't 'together' together — was a huge relief," said a woman who hosted her birthday party online.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/bring-your-own-cake-poker-dinner-parties-birthdays-move-video-n1160431

 

6 useful Chrome OS features you probably aren't using

Teach your Chromebook some helpful new tricks and set yourself up for more effective work — and play.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3532794/useful-chrome-os-features.html

 

Coronavirus Widens the Money Mule Pool

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/03/coronavirus-widens-the-money-mule-pool/

 

Have you patched your IoT devices against the KrØØk Wi-Fi chip flaw

https://www.bitdefender.com/box/blog/iot-news/patched-iot-devices-krook-wi-fi-chip-flaw/

 

US tech CEOs from Tim Cook to Elon Musk pledge to help coronavirus fight with masks and ventilators

 POINTS

  - US technology CEOs have pledged to donate masks and ventilators to medical professionals to help with the outbreak of the coronavirus.

  - Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company will donate “millions of masks” for health professionals in the U.S. and Europe.

  - Tesla CEO Elon Musk said his company is making ventilators and expects to have over 1,200 to distribute this week.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/23/coronavirus-apple-ceo-tim-cook-teslas-elon-musk-pledge-donations.html

 

What’s the difference between 5400 and 7200 RPM hard drives?

If you're trying to decide between a 5400 RPM and a 7200 RPM hard drive, in this guide, we'll see the difference between the two and when you should get each one.

https://pureinfotech.com/difference-5400-7200-rpm-hard-drives/

 

6 Raspberry Pi tutorials to try out

Each of these Raspberry Pi projects is designed to make your life easier and more productive.

https://opensource.com/article/20/3/raspberry-pi-tutorials?sc_cid=7013a000002DWsmAAG

 

How to change permissions on Mac and keep your data private

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

 

A bunch of Amazon kids shows are now free even if you're not a Prime member

Amazon has removed the Prime paywall for dozens of popular family-friendly shows.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3533442/amazon-kids-shows-free-non-prime.html

 

Verizon Is Waiving Overage and Late Fees and Adding Free 15GB of Data During Covid-19 Outbreak

https://gizmodo.com/verizon-is-waiving-overage-and-late-fees-and-adding-fre-1842472465

 

Coronavirus Confinement Challenges Intelligence Services

https://www.securityweek.com/coronavirus-confinement-challenges-intelligence-services

 

The CyberWire Pro Policy Briefing for 3.24.20

At a glance.

  - Governments seek geolocation data to track COVID-19 infections.

  - US Government tries for more expansive telework arrangements and permissions.

  - New York's SHIELD Act comes into effect.

  - California's CCPA continues to take shape.

https://thecyberwire.com/newsletters/policy-briefing/2/57

 

Top 10 internet crimes you need to know about

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

 

Due to Coronavirus, Your Video Game Download Speeds May Slow Down

The content delivery network Akamai is working with the game industry to slow down video game software downloads in order to free up network capacity during the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/due-to-coronavirus-your-video-game-download-speeds-may-slow-down

 

I can't believe Best Buy's stock has been drilled amid the coronavirus work-from-home rush

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/best-buy-stock-has-been-drilled-despite-the-coronavirus-workfromhome-rush-131743880.html

 

How to Quickly Create a Note on iPhone or iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/659658/how-to-quickly-create-a-note-on-iphone-or-ipad/

 

How to Display Windows Desktop on a TV Using Chromecast

Cast movies and more to your big screen

https://www.lifewire.com/use-chromecast-to-show-windows-desktop-4129536

 

Setting Up Macrium Reflect Free (Webinar #2)

I neglected to set up automated backups on my rebuilt laptop. I'll walk you through downloading and installing Macrium Reflect free, and scheduling automated backups.

https://askleo.com/setting-up-macrium-reflect-free-webinar-2/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Iw7EizjVJpdfbL

 

DoNotPay Lets You Share Streaming Services Without Sharing Passwords

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/donotpay-share-streaming-services-without-passwords/

 

Communities rally around one another — and Google Docs — to bring coronavirus aid

So many groups have popped up in the past five days that there are now master spreadsheets circulating on Twitter, Nextdoor and Facebook.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/communities-rally-around-each-other-google-docs-bring-coronavirus-aid-n1164126

 

Apple ships iCloud folder sharing, iPad trackpad support – and more

Apple introduces iCloud folder sharing and trackpad support for iPads and iPhones, features that should offer users a productivity boost.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3534230/apple-ships-icloud-folder-sharing-ipad-trackpad-support-and-more.html

 

The Web’s Bot Containment Unit Needs Your Help

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/03/the-webs-bot-containment-unit-needs-your-help/

 

More Business Websites Hit by Credit-card Skimming Malware

https://businessinsights.bitdefender.com/business-websites-hit-credit-card-skimming-malware

 

These are our favorite apps for exercising at home if you can’t get to a gym

  - There are tons of apps that will help you work out at home if you don’t have any equipment at home and can’t get to a gym.

  - We collected some of our favorite apps for working out at home.

  - Some of our favorites include ClassPass, the Yoga Collective and STEEZY Studio.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/20/best-apps-for-workouts-at-home-if-you-cant-get-to-a-gym.html

 

How to check Bluetooth devices battery level on Windows 10

You can now check the battery level of the Bluetooth devices using the Settings app — Here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/check-bluetooth-devices-battery-level-windows-10/

 

Ford's Quickly-Designed Powered Air-Purifying Respirators Are A Clever Re-Use Of F-150 And Hand Tool Parts

https://jalopnik.com/fords-quickly-designed-powered-air-purifying-respirator-1842476673

 

How to control access to your microphone on Mac

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

 

Best TV streaming service: YouTube TV vs. SlingTV vs. Hulu vs. AT&T TV Now, and all the rest

Which streaming TV bundle is the best deal for cord-cutters? Our head-to-head reviews hash it out.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3211536/best-tv-streaming-service.html

 

This App Promises to Turn Android Phones Into Extra Nintendo Switch Controllers

https://gizmodo.com/this-app-promises-to-turn-android-phones-into-extra-nin-1842471276

 

Vulnerability Exposed Tesla Central Touchscreen to DoS Attacks

https://www.securityweek.com/vulnerability-exposed-tesla-central-touchscreen-dos-attacks

 

WildPressure threatens ICS. WHO sustained an attack by DarkHotel. Ransomware gangs continue to hit medical targets.

https://thecyberwire.com/newsletters/daily-briefing/9/57

 

FBI warning: Avoid these Microsoft and Google scams

https://www.komando.com/news/fbi-warns-microsoft-google-scams/710641/

 

YouTube Lowers Default Quality on All Videos to Standard Definition

YouTube is lowering the video quality as a precautionary measure in light of the coronavirus pandemic, which is causing millions of people to stay at home and creating a surge in internet use.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/youtube-makes-standard-definition-the-default-quality-on-all-videos

 

Thousands of These Computers Were Mining Cryptocurrency. Now They’re Working on Coronavirus Research

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/thousands-computers-were-mining-cryptocurrency-171005190.html

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The ultimate parental control guide

https://www.frontierinternet.com/gateway/parental-controls/

 

Trolls have started invading public Zoom calls to share porn — here's how to change your settings to make your chat safer

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trolls-started-invading-public-zoom-211626623.html

 

How to Safely Clean Your Nasty Game Controllers

https://www.howtogeek.com/509207/how-to-safely-clean-your-nasty-game-controllers/

 

How to install and use add-ins in Microsoft Word and Excel for iPad

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/install-and-use-add-ins-in-microsoft-word-and-excel-for-ipad

 

Every concert you can livestream on March 24 during the coronavirus outbreak

Phish, Melissa Etheridge, Miley Cyrus, Armin van Buuren, Questlove, and more. You can still enjoy music with live concerts and webcasts from your favorite musicians while social distancing at home. #couchtour

https://www.cnet.com/news/all-live-streaming-concerts/

 

How to Add a Second Monitor in Windows

Double your screen space with relative ease

https://www.lifewire.com/add-a-second-monitor-2640288

 

4 of the Best Free Password Managers You Should Use in 2020

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-free-password-managers/

 

How to Look Better in Your Next Zoom Meeting

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-look-better-in-your-next-zoom-meeting-1842457998

 

Vivaldi introduces ad-blocker in latest browser snapshot

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/03/16/vivaldi-introduces-ad-blocker-in-latest-browser-snapshot/

 

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/

 

Door-to-door 'coronavirus tester' hoax circles the globe, boosted by local media and police departments

The rapid and international dissemination of the warnings shows how false or misleading information can end up in legitimate channels.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/door-door-coronavirus-tester-hoax-circles-globe-boosted-local-media-n1166636

 

Discover New Videos With YouTube’s Explore Tab

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/discover-new-videos-youtube-explore-tab/

 

Report: Account takeover and data scraping attacks on e-retailers up as COVID-19 surges

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/report-account-takeover-and-data-scraping-attacks-on-e-retailers-up-as-covid-19-surges/

 

Apple’s plans for four new iPad Pro models emerge

A trio of leaks hint that the introduction of new iPad Pro models may (still) be imminent.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3532503/apple-s-plans-for-four-new-ipad-pro-models-emerge.html

 

The new iPad Pro got a nice upgrade, and it makes a tempting laptop replacement

  - Apple’s new 11- and 12.9-inch iPad Pros are great.

  - Apple’s new added mouse support for iPads makes these, and other iPads, much more powerful work machines that really can replace your laptop.

  - You don’t need to upgrade if you have the 2018 iPads Pro, however, since the upgrades probably won’t be needed by most people.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/24/apple-ipad-pro-2020-review-it-can-finally-replace-your-laptop.html

 

Apple is giving free e-books and audiobooks to people in the US

All you have to do is launch Apple Books.

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-23-apple-books-free-books-audiobooks-us.html

 

Use this site to find any coronavirus supplies in stock

https://www.komando.com/news/find-supplies-in-stock/723249/

 

Volunteers Surge for Coronavirus Research That Borrows Your PC's Computing Power

The Folding@Home crowdsourcing project now has more than 400,000 users, up from around 30,000. Researchers hope to understand how the coronavirus’s viral proteins behave and bind to a victim's lung cell.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/volunteers-surge-for-coronavirus-research-that-borrows-your-pcs-computing

 

SpaceX wins FCC license for up to a million Starlink satellite broadband data terminals

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/spacex-wins-fcc-license-million-230553071.html

 

How to Encrypt a PDF on a Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/660562/how-to-encrypt-a-pdf-on-a-mac/

 

How to save Microsoft Office files to Dropbox on iPad

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-save-microsoft-office-files-to-dropbox-on-ipad

 

Tokyo 2020 Olympics postponed to 2021 due to coronavirus

The International Olympic Committee makes the call to not push ahead with the games this year.

https://www.cnet.com/news/tokyo-2020-olympics-postponed-to-2021-due-to-coronavirus/

 

How to Use Zoom's Virtual Background Feature

Hide your messy room from your next zoom video conference

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-zoom-s-virtual-background-feature-4799811

 

6 Ways to Easily Convert Audio Files to Text

https://www.maketecheasier.com/convert-audio-to-text/

 

These Kids Shows Are Free to Stream on Amazon Right Now

https://lifehacker.com/these-kids-shows-are-free-to-stream-on-amazon-right-now-1842458931

 

Microsoft adds option to change New Tab search provider to new Edge browser

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/03/15/microsoft-adds-option-to-change-new-tab-search-provider-to-new-edge-browser/

 

Why Am I Being Labeled a Spammer?

Possibly being labeled a spammer is another reason not to forward jokes and urban legends. Do it enough and your normal email may not get delivered.

https://askleo.com/why_am_i_being_labeled_a_spammer/

 

'A worldwide hackathon': Hospitals turn to crowdsourcing and 3D printing amid equipment shortages

The efforts come as supply shortages loom in one of the biggest challenges for health care systems around the world.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/innovation/worldwide-hackathon-hospitals-turn-crowdsourcing-3d-printing-amid-equipment-shortages-n1165026

 

The 7 Best Android Dictation Apps for Easy Speech-to-Text

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-android-dictation-apps/

 

SC Stats: Coronavirus spurring thousands of new domains, many malicious

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/news-archive/coronavirus/sc-stats-coronavirus-spurring-thousands-of-new-domains-many-malicious/

 

8 useful iOS apps to help ease work-from-home stress

Enterprise professionals who have never worked remotely before may find it stressful. These iOS apps may help.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3532282/8-useful-ios-apps-to-help-ease-work-from-home-stress.html

 

Robinhood offers credits to some customers, says it fixed engineering issues after outages

  - Robinhood is looking to rebuild trust with users by offering credits to some customers affected by recent trading outages. The start-up also said it has fixed engineering flaws that led to those glitches.

  - The start-up saw multiple outages in March that caused traders to miss out on a historic market rally.

  - “An apology alone won’t rebuild your trust in us. Instead, we hope our actions will,” Robinhood told some clients in an email Monday.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/23/robinhood-offers-credits-to-customers-after-trading-outage.html

 

400,000 new people have joined Folding@Home's fight against COVID-19

The quest to thwart the virus has strong help from distributed computing.

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-23-folding-at-home-adds-400000-in-coronavirus-fight.html

 

Check your possible coronavirus symptoms using the CDC’s new AI-powered bot

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/check-your-possible-coronavirus-symptoms-using-the-cdcs-new-ai-powered-bot/716686/

 

Sony: Don't Worry, PS5 Can Run 'Overwhelming Majority' of PS4 Games

The company issued the clarification after Sony system architect Mark Cerny briefly mentioned the testing issues surrounding the PlayStation 5’s backwards compatibility mode.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/sony-dont-worry-ps5-can-run-overwhelming-majority-of-ps4-games

 

Think a Privacy Law Will Stop Surveillance Capitalism? You Don’t Know Google

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/think-privacy-law-stop-surveillance-154545435.html

 

How to Quickly Record Voice Memos on iPhone or iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/660189/how-to-quickly-record-voice-memos-on-iphone-or-ipad/

 

What is Audit Mode in Windows 10? How to boot into or out of Audit Mode?

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/what-is-audit-mode-in-windows-10

 

The best free stuff while you're stuck at home

Here are the free games, movies, ebooks, video tools and more to help you survive self-quarantine.

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-best-free-stuff-while-youre-stuck-at-home/

 

8 Ways to Fix It When Your Webcam Is Not Working

Don't rush out and buy a new one just yet

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-it-when-webcam-is-not-working-4588517

 

Safari Not Working on Your iPhone? Here’s How to Fix It

https://www.maketecheasier.com/safari-not-working-iphone/

 

Do I Need a New Cable Modem If I'm Stuck Working From Home?

https://lifehacker.com/do-i-need-a-new-cable-modem-if-im-stuck-working-from-ho-1842455120

 

Personal Backup is a freeware file backup tool for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/03/15/personal-backup-is-a-freeware-file-backup-tool-for-windows/

 

Why Am I Getting (or Sending) Emails that Contain only a Link or Spam from My Contacts?

Email account hacking is on the rise. One of the signs is the amount of spam being sent to contacts from those hacked accounts.

https://askleo.com/why_am_i_getting_or_sending_emails_that_contain_only_a_link_or_spam_from_my_contacts/

 

Companies are rushing to introduce coronavirus testing kits — and so are scam artists

The FDA responded to the shortage of coronavirus tests this week by relaxing regulatory restrictions, but there are currently no FDA-approved at-home tests.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/companies-are-rushing-introduce-coronavirus-testing-kits-so-are-scam-n1164341

 

The 7 Best Free IPTV Apps: How to Watch Live TV on Android

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/free-iptv-apps-android/

 

Twitter changing safety guidelines regarding COVID-19 posts

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/privacy-compliance/twitter-changing-safety-guidelines-regarding-covid-19-posts/

 

Apple joins industry effort to eliminate passwords

Apple has joined a veritable who's who of tech vendors in the FIDO Alliance who see standardized, two-factor authentication as the way forward for device log-in.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3528531/apple-joins-industry-effort-to-eliminate-passwords.html

 

CDC says coronavirus RNA found in Princess Cruise ship cabins up to 17 days after passengers left

  - The coronavirus RNA was found on surfaces of the Princess Cruise ship up to 17 days after passengers disembarked, new research by the CDC shows.

  - Researchers looked at the COVID-19 outbreaks on the Carnival-owned Diamond Princess ship in Japan and the Grand Princess ship in California.

  - The coronavirus’ RNA “was identified on a variety of surfaces in cabins of both symptomatic and asymptomatic infected passengers up to 17 days after cabins were vacated.”

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/23/cdc-coronavirus-survived-in-princess-cruise-cabins-up-to-17-days-after-passengers-left.html

 

T-Mobile launches its $15 5G plan ahead of the Sprint merger

It hopes T-Mobile Connect will help customers impacted by coronavirus.

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-23-t-mobile-launches-5g-connect-plan.html

 

Home internet use is spiking – here’s how that could become a problem for you

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/internet-streaming-issues/712205/

 

Siri Now Talks About the Coronavirus

Apple updated its digital assistant to offer a coronavirus-related questionnaire.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/siri-now-talks-about-the-coronavirus

 

Best Android apps for Chrome OS

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/most-chromebook-best-android-apps-191522587.html

 

The 6 Best Free Video Conferencing Apps

https://www.howtogeek.com/661906/the-6-best-free-video-conferencing-apps/

 

Windows 10 crashes when Amazon Kindle is connected

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-crashes-when-amazon-kindle-is-connected

 

Sens. Markey and Thune want a crackdown on coronavirus robocall scams

The senators send letters to the FCC and Justice Department urging them to do more to stop scams targeting elderly people during the pandemic.

https://www.cnet.com/news/sens-markey-and-thune-want-a-crackdown-on-coronavirus-robocall-scams/

 

The Ultimate Guide to Online Learning at Home

Learning at home offers loads of fun options

https://www.lifewire.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-online-learning-at-home-4800273

 

What Affects CPU Performance? Here’s All You Need to Know

https://www.maketecheasier.com/factors-affecting-cpu-performance/

 

Where to Find Free eBooks During the Coronavirus Shutdown

https://lifehacker.com/where-to-find-free-ebooks-during-the-coronavirus-shutdo-1842456736

 

Stick any program to always stay on top with Window TopMost Control

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/03/17/stick-any-program-to-always-stay-on-top-with-window-topmost-control/

 

Why do I get spam that’s not addressed to me?

Spammers use many techniques to try and slide their garbage into your inbox. BCCing you on messages is one such way.

https://askleo.com/why_do_i_get_spam_thats_not_addressed_to_me/

 

How Reddit's coronavirus community became a destination

The Reddit message board /r/coronavirus has grown to more than 1.2 million members — almost a million of whom signed up in the last two weeks.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/how-reddit-s-coronavirus-community-became-destination-n1162661

 

How to View and Delete All Your Windows 10 Activity History

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/view-delete-windows-10-activity-history/

 

VPNs: Not a cybersecurity slam dunk for telecommuters in the age of COVID-19

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/news-archive/coronavirus/vpns-not-a-cybersecurity-slam-dunk-for-telecommuters-in-the-age-of-covid-19/

 

Microsoft advisory shows whether Edge keeps up with Chrome's patching

The advisory will be updated when Microsoft releases a new version of Edge that includes publicly disclosed security updates from the Chromium project.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3519614/microsoft-advisory-shows-whether-edge-keeps-up-with-chromes-patching.html

 

Door-to-door ‘coronavirus tester’ hoax circles the globe, boosted by local media and police departments

  - A particularly viral hoax has spread across local news outlets, police departments and social networks cautioning citizens in various parts of the world to beware of scammers posing as “coronavirus testers,” sometimes in hazmat suits, determined to break into homes.

  - Despite reports from news agencies and police departments from the United States to South Africa and the U.K., there does not appear to be any evidence of the viral urban legend occurring in real life.

  - But articles and posts around the world warning of the phenomenon have garnered millions of shares on Facebook.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/23/door-to-door-coronavirus-tester-hoax-circles-the-globe.html

 

Facebook opens Messenger to help governments offer coronavirus advice

Developers will provide free services to health organizations.

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-23-facebook-messenger-government-coronavirus-advice.html

 

With theaters closed, here’s how you can rent new movies at home

https://www.komando.com/news/rent-movies-coronavirus-quarantine/711839/

 

CDC Creates Coronavirus Chatbot Called Clara to Check Your Symptoms

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's chatbot will assess symptoms and risk factors, suggest what actions people should take, and provide information on how to safely manage at home.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/cdc-creates-coronavirus-chatbot-called-clara-to-check-your-symptoms

 

Walmart is cutting hours starting Thursday at stores nationwide, adding senior shopping hour amid coronavirus crisis

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/walmart-cutting-hours-starting-thursday-000717240.html

 

The U.S. wants smartphone location data to fight coronavirus. Privacy advocates are worried.

Federal health officials say they could use anonymous, aggregated user data collected by the tech companies to map the spread of the virus.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/u-s-wants-smartphone-location-data-fight-coronavirus-privacy-advocates-n1162821

 

Netflix Party: How to sync movies to watch with your friends remotely

The new Google extension for Netflix lets you chat with friends while watching shows and movies apart from each other.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/netflix-party-how-to-sync-movies-to-watch-with-your-friends-remotely/

 

How to Hack Wi-Fi Passwords using iOS Devices (iPhone/iPad) Without Jailbreak

https://igeeksradar.com/hack-wi-fi-passwords-using-your-ios-device/

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Sun 1924 03/22/2020

5 ways the new iPad Pro changes everything about Apple’s vision for the tablet computer

Lasers, gestures, and a cursor.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3533256/ipad-pro-2020-features-specs-processor-lidar-cameras-keyboard-cursor.html

 

How to connect your iPhone or iPad to your TV

Try these options when you want to view iPhone or iPad content on a bigger screen.

https://www.techhive.com/article/249065/how-to-connect-your-iphone-to-your-tv.html

 

Google launches coronavirus website in the United States

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-launches-coronavirus-website-united-070053812.html

 

How to Redownload Old Apps You Purchased From the App Store

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

 

How to Join a Zoom Meeting

https://www.howtogeek.com/662339/how-to-join-a-zoom-meeting/

 

Facebook Launches COVID-19 Information Portal

A central repository for information and healthcare tips

https://www.lifewire.com/facebook-launches-covid-19-informational-portal-4800157

 

How to host virtual Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Disney+, and YouTube watch parties

Doing your part and staying at home doesn’t have to be a lonely experience. Here's how multiple people can share a movie together, complete with text chat, video chat and emoji reactions.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3533434/how-to-host-virtual-netflix-amazon-hulu-disney-and-youtube-watch-parties.html

 

How to add a Phone via Windows 10 Phone Settings

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-add-a-phone-via-windows-10-phone-settings

 

The Best Free Webcam Recorders To Use In 2020

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-free-webcam-recorders/

 

Microsoft teases new Windows 10 UI in video celebrating 1 billion users

A new design for Windows 10 has been revealed in video celebrating one billion users.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-teases-new-windows-10-ui-video-celebrating-1-billion-users

 

How to Enable or Disable Drag to Snap Windows in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/145970-how-enable-disable-drag-snap-windows-windows-10-a.html

 

200M Records of US Citizens Leaked in Unprotected Database

Researchers have not determined who owns the database, which was one of several large exposed instances disclosed this week.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/200m-records-of-us-citizens-leaked-in-unprotected-database/d/d-id/1337377

 

SRC Repair

An app designed to help you get the best settings for your game on your PC, by overwriting the in-game menu options and subsequently repairing and cleaning your game file configuration

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Gaming-Related/SRC-Repair.shtml

 

Sony PS5 Specs Revealed: Unusual Boost Methods, PCIe 4.0 Storage

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/307892-sony-ps5-specs-released-unusual-boost-methods-pcie-4-0-storage

 

12 Best Open-Source Software to Try in 2020

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-open-source-software/

 

Your iPhone can now screen you for coronavirus via Siri: How to use it

Siri can now help with coronavirus info, while Oprah debuts a COVID-19 show

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/your-iphone-can-now-screen-you-for-coronavirus-via-siri-how-to-use-it

 

Tech companies could face more pressure to share location data with governments to fight coronavirus

In Israel and England, they’re already doing it

https://www.theverge.com/interface/2020/3/20/21186772/coronavirus-location-sharing-government-israel-england-facebook-google-o2

 

MICROSOFT DIRECTX 12 ULTIMATE IS COMING FOR PC AND XBOX SERIES X

DirectX 12 Ultimate is coming later this year with new features for the next generation of games, and here's all you need to know.

https://pureinfotech.com/directx-12-ultimate-pc-xbox-series-x/

 

Trolls are breaking into video chats – change these settings

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/video-conference-trolls/712275/

 

From Opera to Dance: Virtual Cultural Events to Keep You Occupied During the Quarantine

Coronavirus has forced the cancellation and shutdown of countless concerts, plays, museum exhibits, and other live gatherings. But you can still get a dose of culture with these online events.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/from-opera-to-dance-virtual-cultural-events-to-keep-you-occupied-during

 

How To Hack into ( Almost ) Any IPad Without Passcode !!! || Only Apple Products || 99.9 % Working (note the speaker in this video)

https://tinyurl.com/w9upkaw

  

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The Best Alternatives to Zoom for Remote Meetings

https://lifehacker.com/the-best-alternatives-to-zoom-for-remote-meetings-1842431075

 

How to Stop Facebook from Tracking You in Firefox

https://www.howtogeek.com/662575/how-to-stop-facebook-from-tracking-you-in-firefox/

 

Slack Update Aims for a Simpler, More Organized System

New sidebar features, unified message composer, and more

https://www.lifewire.com/slack-update-aims-to-get-simpler-and-more-organized-4800120

 

Why I bought a pricey Wi-Fi 6 router for my work-from-home setup: Speed, speed, speed

Whether you're working from home, streaming movies, or playing online games, this generation of wireless router will deliver what you need for a long time to come.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3532332/why-i-bought-a-high-priced-wi-fi-6-router.html

 

How to Group Worksheets in Excel

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-group-worksheets-in-excel

 

How To Open HEIC Photos In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/heic-not-opening-windows-10/

 

Microsoft Edge Stable releases paused while work schedules adapt to coronavirus pandemic

The altered release schedule follows a similar move made by Google's Chrome team this week.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-edge-stable-releases-paused-while-work-schedules-adapt-coronavirus-pandemic

 

Factory recovery - Create a Custom Recovery Partition

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/106215-factory-recovery-create-custom-recovery-partition.html

 

Proof of Concept Released for kr00k Wi-Fi Vulnerability

The code demonstrates a relatively simple method to exploit a vulnerability in more than a billion devices.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/proof-of-concept-released-for-kr00k-wi-fi-vulnerability/d/d-id/1337371

 

DataNumen Access Repair

A simple and easy to understand software tool designed to help you repair corrupt or damaged Microsoft Access database files in batch mode

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/Advanced-Access-Repair.shtml

 

Best Tech Gear for Working From Home

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/307436-best-tech-gear-for-working-from-home

 

How to Turn Your Raspberry Pi 4 into an Edge Gateway

https://www.maketecheasier.com/turn-raspberry-pi-into-edge-gateway/

 

How I'm making life more normal during the coronavirus pandemic — and how you can too

Four tips to make your days easier to manage during the coronavirus quarantine.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/coronavirus-quarantine-tips

 

Dish is letting the major US carriers borrow spectrum during quarantine data crunch

LTE data speeds could get a noticeable, temporary boost

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/19/21187378/dish-letting-att-verizon-tmobile-use-spectrum-coronavirus

 

Microsoft reveals new Start menu and File Explorer coming to Windows 10

Microsoft shows off redesign visuals coming to Windows 10, including new Start menu, File Explorer, and context menu.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-new-start-menu-file-explorer-windows-10/

 

Stressed? Try these apps to take your mind off the coronavirus pandemic

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/calming-apps-and-celebrity-tweets/712349/

 

13 Meditation Apps to Help You Fight Anxiety and Stress

It might seem counterintuitive, but the devices that drive you crazy can also help you get centered. These meditation apps are here to guide you.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/13-meditation-apps-to-help-you-relax-de-stress

 

No Glasses Needed: Genesis’s New Luxury SUV Will Offer the World’s First 3-D Display

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/no-glasses-needed-genesis-luxury-233001404.html

 

Up Your Netflix Game With These Tools and Chrome Extensions

https://lifehacker.com/up-your-netflix-game-with-these-tools-and-chrome-extens-1842429696

 

How to Turn Off iMessages on Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/660598/how-to-turn-off-messages-on-mac/

 

Apple Unveils New iPad Pro With a 3D Camera

The new iPad has a 3D sensor and the new Magic Keyboard has a trackpad

https://www.lifewire.com/apple-unveils-new-ipad-pro-with-a-3d-camera-4800073

 

Steam Spring Game Festival: Play over 40 game demos for free

Test drive over 40 games this week as indie developers collaborate on an all-digital replacement for GDC and E3.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3532799/steam-spring-game-festival-play-over-40-game-demos-for-free.html

 

Apps & features Settings in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/apps-features-settings-in-windows-10

 

The Five Best Free Video Editing Apps For PC [March 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-free-video-editing-software-pc/

 

Netflix announces $100 million coronavirus fund

"This community has supported Netflix through the good times, and we want to help them through these hard times..."

https://www.windowscentral.com/netflix-announces-100-million-coronavirus-fund

 

How to Add Web Page to Collection in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/150302-how-add-web-page-collection-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Misconfigured Elasticsearch Instance Exposes More Than 5 Billion Records

The collections contained information collected by a UK research firm on data breaches from the years 2012 to 2019.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/misconfigured-elasticsearch-instance-exposes-more-than-5-billion-records/d/d-id/1337368

 

SpeedyFox

Boost the performance of Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Skype, Thunderbird and other applications by solving issues related to profile database fragmentation

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Other-Internet-Related/SpeedyFox.shtml

 

Laptop, GPU, and Motherboard Demand All Cratered in February

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/307799-laptop-gpu-and-motherboard-demand-all-cratered-in-february

 

How to Customize the Dock on iPad

https://www.maketecheasier.com/customize-the-dock-ipad/

 

iPhone 12 design steals the new iPad Pro’s best feature — and we want it now

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-12-design-steals-the-new-ipad-pros-best-feature-and-we-want-it-now

 

Facebook’s less cluttered desktop redesign is more widely available starting today

You can try out the new design now before it launches later this year

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/19/21187118/facebook-desktop-redesign-more-available-starting-today

 

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/

 

Sick of automated menus and bad customer support? There’s a better option!

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/team-of-experts/712236/

 

Don't Get Scammed: 5 Security Tips for Work-From-Home Professionals

You may not realize it, but you're a more enticing target for hackers when you're connected remotely to a company's network. Here's how to stay safe.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/dont-get-scammed-5-security-tips-for-work-from-home-professionals

 

Looking to Update Your WFH Technology? Best Buy Is Having a 3-Day Sale (Including Apple Products)

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/looking-wfh-technology-best-buy-180700635.html

 

If You Need Coronavirus Supplies, Try Using NowInStock

https://lifehacker.com/if-you-need-coronavirus-supplies-try-using-nowinstock-1842429563

 

How to Order Food Delivery From Restaurants Online

https://www.howtogeek.com/662686/how-to-order-food-delivery-from-restaurants-online/

 

How to Group FaceTime

Get family and friends together for video calls

https://www.lifewire.com/group-facetime-4164740

 

These 25 deep, absorbing PC games will eat days of your life

These majestic games demanded to be played for days, not hours—and your tenacity will be rewarded.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2449807/lose-days-of-your-life-to-these-13-deep-and-meaty-pc-games.html

 

Gaming Settings in Windows 10: Manage Game bar, Keyboard shortcuts, Game audio, Video quality, Broadcasting, etc.

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/gaming-settings-in-windows-10

 

The Best Kodi Add-Ons [March 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-kodi-addons/

 

GameStop is temporarily closing all U.S. stores during coronavirus pandemic

A complete about-face from previous statements.

https://www.windowscentral.com/gamestop-closing-all-us-stores

 

How to Start New Collection in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/150177-how-start-new-collection-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

VPN Usage Surges as More Nations Shut Down Offices

As social distancing becomes the norm, interest in virtual private networks has rocketed, with some providers already seeing a doubling in users and traffic since the beginning of the year.

https://www.darkreading.com/operations/vpn-usage-surges-as-more-nations-shut-down-offices/d/d-id/1337356

 

TinyWall (recommended if you AV package doesn't also enhance or replace Windows firewall

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Firewall/TinyWall.shtml

 

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

 

10 Apps to Watch Videos with Online Friends

https://www.maketecheasier.com/watch-videos-online-with-friends-realtime/

 

Samsung releases fix for the Galaxy S20 Ultra's worst camera bug

Finally, fast focusing at last

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/samsung-releases-fix-for-the-galaxy-s20-ultras-worst-camera-bug

 

YouTube will start displaying trustworthy coronavirus videos on its homepage

Pulling from authoritative sources

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/19/21187413/youtube-coronavirus-covid-19-shelf-homepage-news-authority-misinformation

 

Microsoft reveals new Start menu and File Explorer coming to Windows 10

Microsoft shows off redesign visuals coming to Windows 10, including new Start menu, File Explorer, and context menu.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-new-start-menu-file-explorer-windows-10/

 

Augmented reality contact lenses: The future of AR

https://www.komando.com/video/future-tech/augmented-reality-contact-lenses-the-future-of-ar/712213/

 

Do I Need a VPN at Home?

Staying in is the most effective way to protect yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that means lots more time online at home. There’s no better tool for securing that crucial internet connection to the outside world than a VPN.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/do-i-need-a-vpn-at-home

 

Here Are All the Movies Coming to Streaming Early as Coronavirus Closes Theaters

https://www.yahoo.com/news/movies-coming-streaming-early-coronavirus-222657647.html

 

How to Access Microsoft Office for Free While Working From Home

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-access-microsoft-office-for-free-while-working-f-1842427545

 

If you’re relying on Facebook to communicate, do this to protect your account

https://www.komando.com/privacy/facebook-account-security-hackers/708925/

 

WebCatalog

Turn your favorite websites into desktop applications and make sure your privacy is not at risk with the help of this approachable software utility

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Offline-Browsers/WebCatalogLite.shtml

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