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Zoom’s Security and Privacy Practices Kind of Zuck'



Microsoft Edge is becoming the browser you didn’t know you needed

Collections, vertical tabs, and immersive reader are particularly compelling.



Roku’s voice-enabled features are poised for a boost in an upcoming OS update

Voice search results will become more “visual” following the release of Roku OS 9.3 in April, and video playback will start automatically “when possible.”



Why It Doesn't Always Pay to Buy a Cheap TV



Windows 10’s Bugs Are Teaching the Importance of Backups



You Can Watch a Ton of HBO Shows For Free Right Now



How to watch Blu-ray discs on Windows 10



DirectX Setup Error: An internal error has occurred – Origin



Firefox 74.0.1 Stable out with important security fixes



Make a face mask or covering at home: How to find cloth, patterns, premade masks

What's the difference between a face mask and a covering? Can you buy premade face masks? How do you donate them? We answer these questions and more.



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

Try this when your display isn't scaling properly



How to Add or Remove Dropbox in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 10



How to Clear Your Windows Clipboard History



Term: router



The 12 Best Period Dramas to Watch on Netflix



Ransomware attacks vs Kimchuk, Visser reveal supply chain threat to DOD



Hey, is Your Password on the Naughty List?



Foxconn tells investors that 5G iPhone production is still on track for a fall launch



Apple may bring 'real' home screen widgets to iOS 14

You could get at-a-glance info without visiting a dedicated screen.



Use your time at home to get 10 tech tasks done



Apple Snaps Up AI Startup to Smarten Siri

Voysis uses artificial intelligence to improve a digital assistant's ability to understand a person's natural language while shopping. Apple reportedly wants it to help give Siri a boost.



The IRS will reportedly begin issuing $1,200 stimulus payments on April 9, but some Americans could wait up to 5 months to receive their check



How to Disinfect Your Mouse and Keyboard



How to Watch Instagram Live Feeds on Your Computer or Television



Kids movies and TV shows are now free to stream on Prime Video during COVID-19 outbreak



How to count the number of Yes or No entries in Excel



Browse and copy any special character with BabelMap for Windows



Apple's new iCloud feature for iPhone and Mac may make you kiss Dropbox goodbye

iCloud folder sharing may not sound sexy, but it's the best way to share files if you have an iPhone, iPad or Mac.



How to Disable Purchases on Alexa

Turn off Alexa's voice purchasing to prevent unauthorized orders



How to Add or Remove Google Drive in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 10



Hackers Begin Rolling Out Coronavirus-Related Attacks En-Masse



Term: memory



10 Inspiring Movies on Netflix That Could Change Your Life



Maze ransomware group claims Chubb as victim



[SECURITY] Your Password Is Not Enough



[Update: Note 9] Samsung Galaxy Note 8 now receiving the April 2020 security patch



Apple appears to to be acquiring virtual event company NextVR

A deal could play into Apple's augmented reality plans.



5 stimulus check scams spreading right now



Zoom's Encryption Keys Are Sometimes Being Sent to China, Report Finds

In end-to-end encryption, normally the key is generated and stored on your smartphone or laptop. However, Zoom will manage the keys over the company's servers, a few of which are based in China, according to Citizen Lab.



Making your own face mask (add to cloth masks some shop towel with 2x to 3x the protection)



How to Click the Home Button with a Mouse on an iPad



What You Need To Know About Marriott's Recent Data Breach



Minecraft guide: How to keep your child safe online with parental settings

Minecraft is "Better Together," but only when we're safe together.



How to build Tables with Table Designer in Access



Firefox may have stored personal Twitter data in its cache



All the live stream concerts you can watch during the coronavirus shutdown (Updated)

Stream concerts of your favorite bands and musicians like Beyonce, Ben Folds, Dead & Company, Grand Ole Opry, Diplo, Melissa Etheridge, and more. #couchtour



How to Connect Google Home to Your TV

Control your TV with voice commands



Windows Subsystem for Linux - Add desktop experience to Ubuntu (see next)



How to install Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) on Windows 10

Yes, you can run Linux alongside Windows 10 without the need for a second device or virtual machine using the Windows Subsystem for Linux, and here's how to set it up.



Skype vs. WhatsApp: Which Video Calling App Is Best for You?



VPN, Proxy 'No Internet' Bug Fix Released for Win10



The 8 Best BBC Documentaries to Watch on Netflix



Default exploited by ‘Zoom bombers’ could by used by cybercrooks



Here's Why You Need a Disposable Email Address



Microsoft Edge is getting new features that may get you to switch browsers

Or at least use it for more than five minutes



ESPN2 will air 12 hours of esports coverage on April 5th

This includes a live F1 online race and 'Rocket League' finals.



How to DIY your own coronavirus face mask



What the Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Means for T-Mobile Customers

T-Mobile is absorbing Sprint and becoming the 'New T-Mobile.' What does that mean for existing T-Mobile subscribers? Let us tell you here.



Using blue shop towels in homemade face masks can filter particles 2x to 3x better than cotton, 3 clothing designers discover after testing dozens of fabrics



How to Clean Your Headphones and Earbuds



Samsung's New Galaxy S20 Buyback Offer Isn't a Bad Deal if You're Patient



AMD, Intel offer updates on CPU supply amidst coronavirus outbreak

Despite the current pandemic, AMD and Intel state they'll meet CPU demands.



How to apply Data Validation to Cells in Microsoft Excel



Chrome 81: mixed content images will be upgraded or blocked



How to connect your computer to your TV

It's cheap and simple to get a lot more screen real estate for your laptop. Here's everything you need.



17 Best Sites to Download Free Books in 2020

Love to read? Then you'll love these places to find free books



How to Change IPv4 and IPv6 DNS Server Address in Windows (speed up your internet access to any web sites)

(try any of these pairs of addresses: see next



Best free and public DNS servers of 2020 : Alternative domain name servers for businesses and individuals

By Mike Williams 12 days ago


Speed up and secure your browsing with these alternative DNS services



How to Set Up Spotify Connect on the Raspberry Pi



Hackers Infect Routers; Deploy COVID-19 Malware



The Best Stephen King Movies on Netflix and Amazon



Apple releases more than 30 security patches



All the free PS4 and Xbox One games you can get in April



Tile says Apple breaking promises, that anticompetitive behavior is worse



Zoom will enable waiting rooms by default to keep trolls out

It will also require passwords to enter calls starting on April 5th.



App exposes 44 million user records: Driver’s licenses, credit cards, medical info



22 Hidden Chrome Features That Will Make Your Life Easier

Google's Chrome browser has a ton of hidden little tricks you may not know about. Here are 22 tips that will make you a better Chrome user.



U.S. Postal Service could shut down by June, lawmakers warn



Here's When You'll Get Your Coronavirus Relief Check



Windows 10 Update Fixes VPN, Proxy Connection Internet Issues



Which Monitor and External Hard Drive Should I Get for Working from Home?



Disney+ Review



Exercise with these household objects for a full-body workout during quarantine

Gallon of water: check. Wine bottles: check. What more do you need? (water weighs 8.345 lb and one liter of water weighs 2.20 lb)



Skype rolls out 'Meet Now' calls that don't need a a sign-up or installation

Is this enough to pull anyone away from Zoom?



Intel 10th Gen Mobile - AMD Ryzen looks set to conquer



Valve: VR Adoption ‘Has Gone Pretty Much The Way We Thought It Was Going To’



Microsoft jumps 7% as cloud services see pickup

  - Microsoft said on Sunday that some of its online services have been getting greater usage as people keep working from home.

  - The company's shares rose more than the other four major technology stocks on Monday.


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Zoom Bug Gives Hackers Full Control Over Computers

Worse yet, there's apparently no fix



Google Fi temporarily doubles the data limit for customers to 30GB

Data increases for both Flexible and Unlimited plan members



How to use Microsoft Editor in Google Chrome

Microsoft Editor extension offers spelling, grammar, and style refinements suggestions to improve your writing skills, and here's how to get it and use the extension in Google Chrome.



Zoom will enable waiting rooms by default to stop Zoombombing



Got a 3D printer? Here's how you can join the fight against coronavirus.

There is always something ordinary people can do to help those who are risking everything to keep us safe.



Mozilla Patches Two Actively Exploited Firefox Zero-Days



Zoom is making a simple change that could help prevent unwanted guests from crashing calls

  - Zoom call hosts currently have to go into the app's settings and turn on the waiting room feature if they want to admit people one by one as they arrive.

  - Zoom told users in an email on Friday that as of this weekend the waiting room function will be turned on by default.



Skype Meet Now is Microsoft's effort to make Skype calls as easy as possible

This may be rival Zoom's moment, but Skype is trying to stay in the game.



Microsoft Image Resizer (PowerToys for Windows 10) Review

Microsoft has recently decided to bring back PowerToys with a modern touch, and the more this new version evolves, the more toys are being added.



Microsoft Office is now Microsoft 365. Here's how you could get it for free

Anyone can use Microsoft's Word, Excel and PowerPoints apps without spending a cent. Here's how.



The Best Kodi Add-Ons [March 2020]



Good news for parents: Spotify launches standalone app for kids in the U.S.



New Marriott Data Breach Impacts Up to 5.2 Million Guests



How to Change Your Netflix Region and Watch Region-Blocked Content

Want to change your Netflix region? If you want content that’s only available in the United States or United Kingdom, you need a VPN and a little know-how. This guide covers exactly what steps you’ll need to take to get the content you need.



Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 video reveals the foldable phone we really want

A new Galaxy Fold 2 concept brings the leaks to life with a bigger 120Hz display and S Pen support



New Magecart Skimmer Infects 19 Victim Websites

MakeFrame, named for its ability to make iframes for skimming payment data, is attributed to Magecart Group 7.



How to Send and Receive a Fax Online

If you no longer have access to a fax machine, you can send and receive faxes online.



Complete guide to sanitizing your tech: Phones, laptops, computers, tablets



Apple’s new iPad Pro cuts off the microphone when its case is closed to prevent snooping

Macs have had the feature since 2018



How to enable Tab Groups in Google Chrome

You can now group tabs to organize your open pages, and here's how to enable and use the feature in Google Chrome.



Apple brings its hardware microphone disconnect feature to iPads



How to screen-record an app on Windows 10

You can screen-record any app, and this guide, we show you how to complete this task on Windows 10.



Microsoft: Emotet Took Down a Network by Overheating All Computers



IRS backs down and won't require Social Security recipients to file tax returns for stimulus checks

  - A $2 trillion stimulus bill passed by Congress last week includes payments of $1,200 to $2,400 for individuals and couples. 

  - But those checks are based on previous tax returns, which many Social Security beneficiaries do not file. 

  - Now, Social Security beneficiaries will get checks based on their 1099 forms and will not have to file tax returns in order to receive that money, reversing controversial guidance released by the IRS earlier this week. 



Samsung brings Galaxy S20 features to the S10 and Note 10 in the U.S. as sales slump

Get your new features months earlier.



Microsoft Window Walker (PowerToys for Windows 10) Review

The modern version of PowerToys comes with a handful of truly useful apps, and pretty much every single release ships with goodies that improve the general experience and introduce new capabilities.



Microsoft warns hospitals about VPN cyberattacks during coronavirus

The tech giant notes that as more people work remotely, a new breed of hacker could attack.



The Best Portable Laptop Monitors [February 2020]



Waiting for the new, cheap iPhone to be announced? April 15 may be the day



Industrial Controllers Still Vulnerable to Stuxnet-Style Attacks



20 Secret Netflix Codes to Help You Find New Content



Moto G8 Power Lite battery rivals Galaxy S20 Ultra — and it's less than $200

Moto G8 Power Lite has a 5,000mAh battery like Samsung's flaghsip, only it's $1,200 cheaper



Vulnerability Researchers Focus on Zoom App's Security

With videoconferencing's rise as an essential tool for remote work comes a downside: more security scrutiny, which has turned up a number of security weaknesses.



How to Use Microsoft's OneDrive to Fetch Files on Another PC

Need to access files on another PC in a different location? With a few exceptions, you can perform that trick as long as both machines are running Microsoft's OneDrive.



Warning: Hackers are making malicious copycats of this WFH site




Public health agencies are losing trust, which may be hard to win back



How to share screen on Microsoft Teams

If you need to show a presentation or app to other people, Microsoft Teams makes it an easy task – Here's how.



CDC recommends Americans wear cloth masks to limit spread of COVID-19



Dell Mobile Connect adds screen mirroring, file transfers for iPhones

Dell Mobile Connect just leveled the playing field between iPhone and Android.



New Coronavirus-Themed Malware Locks You Out of Windows



How to video chat without embarrassing yourself

  - We're all video calling with services like Slack, Zoom, Hangouts, Duo, FaceTime and more now.

  - But you want to follow some proper etiquette while doing so.

  - Consider making sure you have proper lighting, your mic is muted when you don't talk, and make sure you turn off your camera when you step away!



How to use a digital camera, camcorder, or GoPro as a webcam

You’ll spend about the same as for a webcam at today’s prices, but end up with more flexibility down the road.



Mastering Downloads in the Chromium Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge has evolved a lot, there’s no doubt about that, and the migration to the Chromium engine is what allowed the whole thing in the first place.



Two Weeks After AMD Announced Super Fast Laptop Processors Intel Announces Its Rivals



The Five Best Cheap Printers [February 2020]



Zoom vulnerability can let hackers steal users' Windows credentials



2020 iPhone SE preview: Price, specs, size and everything else we think we know

Apple is set to launch a new iPhone SE in April. Here's everything we think we know about it.



How to Enter Netflix’s Secret Codes



iPhone 9 (iPhone SE 2020): Price, release date, specs and leaks

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



Attackers Leverage Excel File Encryption to Deliver Malware

Technique involves saving malicious Excel file as "read-only" and tricking users into opening it, Mimecast says.



FCC Fights Robocalls With Mandatory Call Authentication Rules

All phone companies must implement the SHAKEN/STIR protocols by June 2021 and start verifying each call matches a caller's number to prove it hasn't been spoofed.



App exposes 44 million user records: Driver’s licenses, credit cards, medical info



Zoom is showing how to respond to criticism the right way

At a time when other companies have turned defensive, Zoom acknowledged its mistakes — and offered a plan to fix them



Windows 10 bug causing VPN, Office 365, Teams, Outlook connection problems

Windows 10 has a known bug that is causing remote users connectivity problems using VPN, Office 365, Outlook, Microsoft Teams, and Microsoft Edge.



HBO makes some top shows, movies and documentaries free to stream on HBO NOW and HBO GO



How to choose and use Xbox Series X storage



Zoom's Web Client is Down, Users Report 403 Forbidden Errors



The best video call apps to use while you're social distancing

  - Everyone's using video calls to stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues as they remain locked down due to the coronavirus.

  - There are tons of apps to choose from, and it seems like we use different ones depending on the situation.

  - Here are some of the best video calling apps.



Update: Zoom issues fix for UNC vulnerability that lets hackers steal Windows credentials via chat

Zoom issued a fix for this and other bugs, promising better transparency going forward.



Microsoft’s Windows 10 Network Bug Fixing Update Causes a Network Bug

Microsoft rolled out an out-of-band update for Windows 10 a few days ago to resolve an issue breaking down VPN connections on some devices.



All the Laptops Packing the New CPUs and GPUs from Intel and Nvidia to Drool Over Right Now



How To Delete All Photos From ICloud [February 2020]



Missing Dark Sky? Check out these 3 weather apps instead

Like an umbrella, we've got you covered



28 Productivity Tips From Productivity Experts: The Tools And Methods They Can’t Live Without



How to Watch Netflix With Friends Far Away: 7 Methods That Work



New iPhone 12: Everything we know about Apple’s 2020 iPhones

The iPhone 12 should be the biggest upgrade in years. Here's everything you need to know.



Researcher Hijacks iOS, macOS Camera with Three Safari Zero-Days

A security researcher earned $75,000 for finding a whopping seven zero-days in Safari, three of which can be combined to access the camera.



The Doctor Is In (Your Phone): 5 Online Therapy Services to Try

When it come to therapy, cost is a big issue, but emotional factors might also prevent someone from seeking help. Online therapy removes these obstacles.



Warning: This program is sharing your Windows credentials every time you click



Automated tool can find 100 Zoom meeting IDs per hour

It found information for nearly 2,400 meetings in a single day of scans



Mobile app spending to double by 2024, despite economic impacts of COVID-19



U.S. officials redistribute protective gear seized from alleged hoarder



'Ventilators' donated by Elon Musk can't be used on coronavirus patients, health officials say



Russian ventilators sent to U.S. made by firm under U.S. sanctions: Russia newspaper


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Thur 1935 04/02/2020

ADT Blue Indoor Camera review: Watches for intruders, listens for alarms

This security cam is your protector against smoke, C02, and strangers.



Prepared for the worst, electrical grid workers isolate as coronavirus spreads

Those who maintain the U.S. electrical grid are enacting emergency measures to minimize the chance that Americans’ electrical service will be interrupted.



Who Is the Administrator of my Home Network?

Some Windows messages indicate something was set by your network administrator. That's probably you, even if you didn't do it.



California governor says 'We need more Googles' as company offers free Wi-Fi and Chromebooks to students

  - Google is partnering with California officials to offer 100,000 free Wi-Fi hotspots to rural households.

  - The company also said it is donating 4,000 Chromebooks to students.

  - The move comes as the state mandates students stay home from school.



How to Connect Your Mobile to a PC Using Bluetooth



Trojanized Zoom Apps Target Remote Workers



Microsoft Teams adds live captions and more for iOS and Android

It's now easier to follow along on Microsoft Teams on iOS and Android.



How to use Windows 10's Focus Assist mode to work better at home

Stay on track



Can I Use Multiple Antivirus Programs?



Microsoft Teams Goes Down Due to High Usage

Microsoft Teams is currently experiencing connectivity issues in Europe, most likely to the high usage recorded as people stay home due to the coronavirus outbreak.



Edge Browser Gets New Features, Based on Chrome



12 Zoom tips to improve your video conferences while telecommuting

These Zoom tutorials can help employees working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic have more productive video conferences.



27 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Chrome Could Do

Give your internet experience a jolt of fresh energy with these easily overlooked features, options, and shortcuts for Google’s browser.



How to stop iPhone videos from turning into a blurry mess on Android phones (and vice versa)

The green bubble of death.



The best alternatives to Zoom for videoconferencing

If recent news has made you Zoom-hesitant, there are other apps available



What Apple buying Dark Sky could mean for iOS 14, iPad and Mac, and developers



Digital Sanity Summit: Keeping your family safe online

As we adapt our homes, our schedules and our networks, we’ll need to figure out how tech fits into our lifestyles through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.



Doctors found a coronavirus patient who was contagious for 49 days



How to transfer photos from iPhone to Android and vice versa



Apple Music's New 'Come Together' Collection Encourages Positivity

Seven playlists aim to lift your spirits during self-isolation, lockdown, or quarantine.



Update Zoom now to stop Facebook from snooping on your data

Updated 03/30/2020 – After Zoom’s practice of sending users’ data to Facebook without their knowledge was made public last week, the company has decided to stop doing it ASAP. But if you’re using Zoom with iOS, you need to update the app immediately so the change will take effect.



Sling TV serves up 14 days of free Sling Blue service for new subscribers who are stuck at home

Watch CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, AMC, FX, and more for free, no credit card or subscription required.



Coronavirus deniers take aim at hospitals as pandemic grows

Two videos illustrate the stark disparity in how the coronavirus outbreak is being portrayed on different parts of the internet.



8 Steps to a Secure Router

Your router is your first line of defense against malicious attacks from the internet. But do you have a secure router? I'll review the important settings.



AT&T president says consumer behavior will be fundamentally changed from coronavirus

  - The coronavirus pandemic will alter consumer behavior across the entire business landscape, AT&T President and COO John Stankey said Wednesday. 

  - "Not just AT&T, every company is going to see consumer behavior changes coming out of this event," Stankey told CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  - "We're going to return to a different economic environment. We're going to return to different business models," Stankey added on "Power Lunch."



5 Best Free Media Players for Windows



Critical Flaw in SEO Plugin Exposed Many WordPress Sites to Attacks



Plugable announces new 2.5Gbps Ethernet to USB adapter for PC

It works with USB-C or USB 3.0!



How to build a PC: a step-by-step guide to building the best PC

It's easier than you might think



Geekly Update - 01 April 2020



More than Half of Windows 10 Users Aren’t Running the Latest Version

The latest version of Windows 10 isn’t also the most-used version of Windows 10, as nearly half of all those who upgraded to Microsoft’s operating system are still running a one-year-old release.



VPN, Proxy 'No Internet' Bug Fix Released for Win10



Windows 10 PowerToys: A cheat sheet

Users are always searching for ways to make their computing lives better--the Windows 10 PowerToys are made specifically for this purpose.



Samsung Exposes New Galaxy Smartphone, Looks Too Good To Be True



How to make Group FaceTime calls on the iPhone, iPad, or Mac

Looking for an alternative to video conferencing apps like Zoom? Apple has an enticing option for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS users.



Six Dark Sky alternatives for Android weather watchers

There are other weather apps out there that may work for you



iOS 14: Keychain password manager to gain new 1Password-like features



Digital Sanity Summit: Tips for Parents

A digital parenting expert from the Council of Europe offers tips to help parents stay sane in this sudden new phase of heavy online interaction.



New iPhone 12 leak may be bad news for Apple fans



10 iPhone tricks and hidden features you never knew existed



AT&T to Increase Mobile Hotspot Data by 15GB Next Month

From April 2 to May 13, the telecom will increase mobile hotspot data for each line on an unlimited plan.



5 apps to make managing stress and anxiety easier right now



The Ring Doorbox is revealed, but what is it for?

The leaked Ring Doorbox looks like it may be for securing a key, but would the key unlock a door, a package box, or something else?



Gigabyte's Aero 17 has a 4K HDR display and Intel's 8-core i9 CPU

It's latest gaming laptops have mechanical keyboards and 240 Hz displays.



Can My ISP See I’m Using a VPN?

VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) have characteristics that are visible to your ISP. I'll discuss what they can and cannot see.



When will the money arrive? Here are answers to your questions about the coronavirus stimulus checks

  - Millions of individuals or couples will receive one-time payments of $1,200 or $2,400, respectively, based on new efforts by lawmakers to prop up the ailing economy.

  - Plans for how and when those payments will be delivered are still coming together.

  - Here are the answers to your most pressing questions, and the questions the government still has to answer.



17 Essential Safari Tips and Tricks for Mac Users



Patch Released for Linux Kernel Vulnerability Disclosed at Hacking Contest



Your Phone on Windows 10 now supports cross-device copy and paste with the Samsung Galaxy S20

You can now copy and paste items between your PC and phone using Your Phone on Windows 10.



Disney Plus free trial: how to get one and why it's worth it

How free trials work with the streaming service



What's Going On Inside Your PC?



Killed by Apple: Dark Sky isn't alone in Cupertino's Android app graveyard

Dark Sky isn't the first Android app culled by Apple and it won't be the last.



Hackers Infect Routers; Deploy COVID-19 Malware



Microsoft to hospitals: 11 tips on how to combat ransomware

Hospitals are under cyberattack even as they struggle to combat the coronavirus. Microsoft is offering hospitals security tips to try to help.



Sony sets up $100m COVID-19 Relief Fund

Company will fund support for frontline medical workers, educators, and the entertainment industry



The best wireless chargers for iPhone

Apple finally got on board the wireless charging train. Here's what to look for when picking out a charger for your iPhone.



Why I chose Brave as my Chrome browser replacement

Shaking the Chrome habit is getting easier



Review: This adapter turns standard CarPlay into Wireless CarPlay, and somehow it actually works



Hospitals need to protect themselves from digital viruses now more than ever

Follow these tips on how hospitals can make themselves more resilient to ransomware attacks, and what to do if it happens



New 5GHz Intel chips and Nvidia RTX Super GPUs power massive upgrade cycle for gaming laptops



How to update the Safari web browser on your Mac



Sony Pushes Back Most Major Movie Releases to 2021

If you were looking forward to the next Ghostbusters or Peter Rabbit movie, Uncharted, or Morbius, you'll now be waiting until next year to go watch them.



WFH: Spy software may be watching and tracking you



How to turn your Wyze cam into a webcam

Can’t snag a webcam on Amazon? In a pinch, you can use your Wyze cam as a webcam. Here’s the trick.



ASUS' ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 is a gaming laptop with a built-in second screen

The ROG ScreenPad flips up for easier viewing.



Is it Safe to Share My Internet Connection with My Neighbor?

Giving a neighbor temporary internet access seems like a neighborly thing to do. Before you do it, understand the risks of sharing your internet.



Apple has a new agreement with Amazon that lets you rent movies through Prime Video on iPhone

  - The Amazon Prime Video iPhone app now allows users to rent and purchase movies inside the app using a credit card on file with Amazon.

  - Apple's App Store requires that digital content for most apps be purchased and paid for through Apple's payment system.

  - The change in the Amazon Prime Video app on Wednesday is part of an established program for premium subscription video providers that closely integrate with Apple features, an Apple spokesman said.



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



FBI Warns of Ongoing Kwampirs Attacks Targeting Global Industries



Microsoft Edge browser flunks privacy test, Redmond cries foul

The new Microsoft Edge ranked last in a study about privacy, but Microsoft seems to disagree with people's conclusions.



The best Mac apps for working from home

Beat the coronavirus quarantine



Don't make all the same Zoom meeting mistakes the UK government did

Everyone is using Zoom these days, including the UK government. But an image of a meeting posted on Twitter highlighted a number of mistakes. Learn from them so your online meetings are better!



7 browser tricks to get the most out of your Chromecast



Why Chrome Uses So Much Freaking RAM



12 Zoom tips to improve your video conferences while telecommuting

These Zoom tutorials can help employees working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic have more productive video conferences.



Microsoft announces Microsoft 365, a service to replace personal Office 365

Family Safety, Editor, and more will join the "subscription for your life."



How to use your iPhone as a webcam for video conferencing and virtual meetings

Put your old iPhone to good use.



Nvidia’s RTX Super GPUs for laptops have arrived — here’s where you’ll see them first

Plus, an RTX 2060 model for $999



iPad Pro (2020) top features and impressions – a glimpse into the future [Video]



EU Doc claims Russia spread COVID-19 disinfo to cause panic

Plus, more coronavirus chaos and new technology that teaches computer chips to smell.



Zoom is leaking thousands of email addresses and photos to strangers



What is Zoom and how to download it on your Mac



FBI: Watch Out for 'Zoom-Bombings' on Online Video Meeting Apps

The FBI's Boston field office issued the warning after hijackers infiltrated two school-held Zoom sessions to harass a teacher and display the Swastika sign.



Extra time on your hands? Help give sight to the blind



The Ring Doorbox is revealed, but what is it for?

The leaked Ring Doorbox looks like it may be for securing a key, but would the key unlock a door, a package box, or something else?



8 essential Zoom apps for every business user

By integrating Zoom with other services, including Slack and Google Calendar, you can work from home without missing a beat.



MSI announces new laptops with Comet Lake H and new Nvidia GPUs

The GS66 Stealth, GE66 Raider, and Creator 17 arrive April 15th



SiriusXM streaming all of its stations for free through May 15th


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Wed 1934 04/01/2020

Ransomware: Avoid Becoming the Next Victim



Bogus coronavirus claims lead Google Play to finally give Infowars the boot

Apple kicked Alex Jones out of the App Store in 2018.



Microsoft's new Edge browser will get vertical tabs soon



How to Quickly Search Within Settings on an iPhone or iPad



How to Avoid the New Astaroth Malware That's Hitting Windows



T-Mobile and Sprint are finally merging: What you need to know about the $26.5 billion deal

Here's how the deal came together and what it means for you.



Why Can’t I Connect with a 169.254 IP Address?

When your computer can't get an IP address any other way, it assigns itself a 169.254 IP address. It's a sure sign of a problem.



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.



Playing Just Dance 2020 is the perfect way to get moving while quarantined

Just Dance 2020 is an excellent game to play in order to stay fit while in lockdown. Here's why.



17 Essential Safari Tips and Tricks for Mac Users



The CyberWire Pro Research Briefing for 3.31.20

At a glance.

  - Watering-hole attacks target Hong Kong users with iOS exploits.

  - More watering-hole attacks focused on an Asian religious and ethnic group.

  - COVID-19 phishing still going strong.

  - An overview of Nigerian cybercriminal activity.



Microsoft Announces New Browser Feature That Makes Tab Management a Breeze

Microsoft has just announced a new cool Microsoft Edge browser supposed to improve tab management and come in handy to those who ride with tens of active tabs.



Test and trace with Apple and Google



Has Houseparty really been hacked? $1 million reward offered to unearth who is behind widespread claims

Despite the rumours spreading online, there’s no evidence that a Houseparty security breach has occurred.



Split Screens in Different Versions of Windows

See multiple apps on your screen



Russian Cyberspies Hacked High-Profile Email Accounts for Phishing



FBI Issues Warning, NY Attorney General Makes Inquiry After Wave of Zoom Hijackings



FCC Fights Robocalls With Mandatory Call Authentication Rules

All phone companies must implement the SHAKEN/STIR protocols by June 2021 and start verifying each call matches a caller's number to prove it hasn't been spoofed.



WFH: Spy software may be watching and tracking you



Goodbye Office 365! Hello Microsoft 365!



How to Customize Google Forms With Themes, Images, and Fonts



Delete These Malware-Filled Android Apps Aimed at Kids



iPhone 9 may launch soon after case spotted in Best Buy leak

Apple's new cheaper iPhone may (or may not) be coming soon.



What is Bandwidth as It Applies to My Computer?

Bandwidth, in computers and online, is all about speed. Better bandwidth means faster transfers. I'll use a common metaphor to make it a little more real.



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?



How to manually configure a VPN on Windows 10



How Does Private Internet Access Protect Your Online Activity?



The CyberWire Pro Privacy Briefing for 3.31.20

At a glance.

  - Kwampirs information-stealer is out, again.

  - Marriott data breach affects up to 5.2 million guests.

  - Zoom's privacy and security policies receive scrutiny.

  - Houseparty isn't malicious (and Houseparty would like to know who started the rumor).

  - Australian database of asylum-seekers leaked.

User database of a Telegram unofficial fork exposed online.



Google Says Critical Chrome Update Coming Next Week, Version 81 in Early April

Google has recently announced that it’s pausing major updates for Google Chrome due to the coronavirus outbreak, in an attempt to give devs more things to worry about given the typical compatibility work they must do after releases, and now the company shares more information on how it plans to maintain the browser.



Will the 5G Apple iPhone 12 family show up on time?



Coronavirus Widens the Money Mule Pool



What Is Zoom and How Does It Work?

Get to know this popular video conferencing app



APT28 has been scanning vulnerable email servers for more than a year

Scans have been observed against webmail and Microsoft Exchange Autodiscover servers.



FCC Will Enforce Robocall Crackdown by June 2021



COVID-19 Accelerates the Use of Telemedicine

Virtual house calls are increasingly common because of the pandemic and could be here to stay when it's over.



Coronavirus map: Check the number of cases in your county



Microsoft releases out-of-band update for Windows connectivity issues



How to Use Trackpad Gestures on Your iPad



Help Your Neighbors During the Coronavirus Pandemic With These New Nextdoor Features



Marriott data breach exposes over 5M people: Latest major security hack

The hotel chain's most recent security breach is just one of dozens of attacks on various businesses that've revealed people's personal details.



How Should I Set Up My Home Network?

A home network allows you to share a single internet connection, as well as data and devices, between multiple devices. I'll review the basics components of a home network and some steps to take as your network grows.



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.



Vin Diesel flick 'Bloodshot' jumps from theaters to the Microsoft Store in 4K

Watch Vin Diesel kick some butt as a reanimated super-soldier.




Become an Overnight Netflix Pro: 50+ Tips and Tricks You Should Know

Whether you’re thinking about getting Netflix or you’ve been a subscriber for years, we have all the tips and tricks you’ll need to get the most entertainment for your dollar.



The CyberWire Pro Policy Briefing for 3.31.20

At a glance.

  - COVID-19 tracking shows the tension between civil liberties and public health.

  - US Federal Court clarifies CFAA (to the advantage of researchers).

  - CISA modified list of essential critical infrastructure workers.

  - NIST draft publication on "Integrating Cybersecurity and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)" is out for comment.



Microsoft Releases Update for Critical Windows 10 Bug Disrupting Home Working

Microsoft has updates to correct a critical Windows 10 issue that could happens pretty much at the worst possible time, as it affects people working from home.



Coronavirus: Making us love Facebook and Google all over again

As we're stuck indoors, tech companies are suddenly our sword and our shield. But should we suddenly trust them again?



Annual Protest to ‘Fight Krebs’ Raises €150K+



How to Add Audio to Google Slides

Capture audience attention with sound effects and voice clips



Most Ransomware Gets Executed Three Days After Initial Breach



Apple Buys Dark Sky, Kills Android App and API



The Doctor Is In (Your Phone): 5 Online Therapy Services to Try

When it come to therapy, cost is a big issue, but emotional factors might also prevent someone from seeking help. Online therapy removes these obstacles.



The most accurate coronavirus infection map on the web, bookmark it now



Opera 57 for Android: improved offline pages and data saving controls



Everything You Need to Know About the New iPad Mouse and Trackpad Cursor



Why Does My Work Laptop Have Slower Wifi Than My Other Devices?



FCC mandates robocall-fighting tech be in use by end of June 2021

Phone and cable companies will have to implement the Shaken/Stir protocol to stop spoofed calls.



How Do I Use an Open Wi-Fi Hotspot Safely?

Open Wi-Fi hotspots at coffee shops, airports, and other public places are opportunities for hackers to steal information and more. I'll review how to stay safe.



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.



Minecraft adds education section to facilitate at-home learning amid coronavirus pandemic

Learning from home.



How to Check Which Movies Are Available to Stream



More exposed databases discovered. Supply chain threats. Houseparty's not malicious. CFFA clarification. COVID-19 news updates.



Windows 10 Proxy Bug Breaking Down the Internet, Microsoft Says Fix on Its Way

Microsoft has recently acknowledged a bug in Windows 10 that causes the operating system to display a limited or no Internet connection status in the notification area on devices with a manual or auto-configured proxy.



Local news outlets struggle to survive coronavirus fallout



Best Free Movie Download Websites

These are the best places to download thousands of free movies



Russia deploying coronavirus disinformation to sow panic in West, EU document says



iPhone 12 Pro video has everything we've been waiting for

Killer iPhone 12 concept brings all of the rumored features to life, including 120Hz display, a 48MP camera and a new design



Apple Music's New 'Come Together' Collection Encourages Positivity

Seven playlists aim to lift your spirits during self-isolation, lockdown, or quarantine.



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



Latest Debotnet Windows 10 Tweaker gets debloating scripts



iPhone 12 Pro video has everything we've been waiting for

Killer iPhone 12 concept brings all of the rumored features to life, including 120Hz display, a 48MP camera and a new design



The Inside Scoop on a Six-Figure Nigerian Fraud Campaign



23 Tips for Making Zoom, Skype, and Other Video Conference Calls Suck Less



NINTENDO SWITCH Sold Out Everywhere ...



New to Zoom? Here are tips and tricks to make you a pro user



Expanded Friends Who Care

The Anti-Cruelty Society is committed to helping pets and people during this challenging time. 



Lighthouse Emotional Wellness Center provides online mental health support



DuPage County authorities seek to reunite car burglary victims with stolen property


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What Parents Should Know about Teens and Social Media Fame



Is Zoom the best video conferencing app? 



How to Switch Google Authenticator to a New Phone (another 2FA)



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.



COVID-19 exposes gaps in cybersecurity safety net as millions work from home



Beats Solo3 wireless headphones are cheaper than they've ever been before — grab a pair for just $80



Types of Phishing – Cheat Sheet and Things you need to know



How to Sanitize and Clean your Laptop



Mixer launches education hub to turn teachers into streamers

Say hello to low-latency learning.



Microsoft Improves the Way We Copy and Paste with “Smart Copy”

Microsoft has announced a new feature for Microsoft Edge browser that would improve the way we copy and paste content from one site to another.



How to Enable or Disable Windows Defender PUA Protection in Windows 10



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



[Tip] How to Restart Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Opera Without Losing Tabs



Critical Security Flaw Hits Windows 7 and 8 Hardest



Seemingly Unreleased Version of Logic Pro X With Live Loops Appears on Apple's Education Site [Updated]



Beware Zoom Users: Here’s How People Can ‘Zoom-Bomb’ Your Chat



More Glimpses Of How Russian Intelligence Utilized Hackers Revealed In U.S. Trial



Microsoft 365: Consumers now get Teams, plus huge Word, Excel and PowerPoint upgrades

Microsoft 365 is a big upgrade to Office 365: here's everything that's changing.



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.



Google has discontinued the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Other retailers might still carry it, but Google's inventory is exhausted.



US Broadband Holding Up Under WFH Strain, Speedtest Finds

With much of America and Canada now working and schooling from home, broadband networks are dealing well with the strain, according to new stats from Ookla Speedtest.



Update Zoom now to stop Facebook from snooping on your data



5 Remote Work Resources to Work From Home Productively



Windows 10 bug causing VPN, Office 365, Teams, Outlook connection problems

Windows 10 has a known bug that is causing remote users connectivity problems using VPN, Office 365, Outlook, Microsoft Teams, and Microsoft Edge.



Open redirect on Dept. of HHS website benefits COVID-19 phishing scam



Apple MacBook Air review: The best Mac for you



Fix Online login is currently unavailable – Origin error on Windows 10



What Is Abandonware and Is It Illegal to Use It?



This Halo: Reach PC mod adds simulated ray tracing

Halo: Reach on PC may not have official ray tracing support, but this mod is about as close as you can get.



Microsoft Launches a Grammarly Alternative Also Available as a Chrome Extension

Microsoft has just announced Microsoft Editor, a new spelling and grammar tool that’s available as part of the new Microsoft 365 and which can also be used in Chromium-powered browsers.



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



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



[Tip] How to Always Start Your Web Browser in Private Browsing Mode By Default



Windows 10 to Only Get Security Fixes



How to Adjust TV App Video Download Settings on iPhone



Coronavirus Has Pushed Nintendo Switch Prices To $450 With Retailers Sold Out



Phishing Scams And Unpatched Software Are The Biggest Cybersecurity Threats In 2020



Recognizing the Red Flags of Digital Phishing and Fraud

Bitdefender Total Security can protect you from the latest threats



5 of the most relaxing Spotify white noise playlists for working from home



Apple Music's Come Together space puts its upbeat playlists in one place

Seven playlists to help you dance, be productive and stay positive.



Samsung Will Stop Making LCD Panels This Year

Demand for LCD has fallen sharply and Samsung is planning to refocus on its superior 'quantum dot' displays.



Tech tip: How to video conference from your Android phone



Google Launches a Site for COVID-19 Information and Resources



How to share screen on Microsoft Teams

If you need to show a presentation or app to other people, Microsoft Teams makes it an easy task – Here's how.



Free cybersecurity tools coming online to protect WFH staffers



The 2020 4K TV buying guide: Everything you need to know before you go shopping



Can’t open the Microsoft Solitaire collection in Windows 10



How to Jumpstart Raspberry Pi Projects with Cayenne



More Windows 10 updates roll out with fixes in tow for 1909, 1903

Fixes are on the way.



Microsoft Launches a Windows 10 News “Taskbar”, And It’s Really Great

Microsoft has released a new app called News Bar, which is essentially a news ticker that can be pinned to your Windows 10 desktop.



How to Share Files and Folders Over a Network in Windows 10



Global PC Sales Could Fall 30 Percent in 1H 2020, Economic Outlook Bleak



[Tip] How to Reset / Restore Your Web Browser Settings to Default Factory State



Using LibreOffice for your open source budgeting tool

Figure out where your money is going with this LibreOffice Calc budget template.



Organizations Need To Be Wary Of Home Worker Phishing Risks



Apple iOS 13.4 Is Causing Serious iPhone Problems



Top US health agency suffers cyberattack



Best laptop deals in April 2020

Best laptop deals right now



10 easy ways to boost your router's performance while working at home

Your home network is likely seeing a lot more traffic these days with everyone at home. Here's how to boost the output of your current network before investing in a brand new router.



Steam limits game auto-updates to manage peak demand

You'll have to start more updates yourself during the pandemic.



Phishing Attacks Increase 350 Percent Amid COVID-19 Quarantine

You're probably in quarantine because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn't mean your online information is safe. Phishing schemes have increased drastically since the outbreak.



Set up parental controls on all your kid’s devices: Windows, Apple, Android



The 15 Most Viewed YouTube Videos Ever




Here are the steps to create a macOS Catalina bootable USB media with GPT partition support on Windows 10 to rescue your Mac computer.



Zero-day being used to turn LILIN DVRs into botnets



The 15 best British shows of all time (and where to stream them)



Best Chrome extensions to help you relax or be productive at home



Graphene-Enhanced Batteries: The Future Is Now



Best Budget Wi-Fi Routers Available for Best Buy Curb-Side Pickup



Working from Home? Microsoft Hopes You Won’t Download Game Updates at Peak Hours

With almost the entire world working from home, it’s pretty clear that the Internet faces a big test, especially as the coronavirus outbreak keeps expanding to more countries.



How to Upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 for Free



Crippled No Longer: Matlab Now Runs on AMD CPUs at Full Speed



[Windows 10 Tip] Keep Action Center Always Opened and Showing on Screen



How to use HomeBank for your open source alternative to Quicken

Get control of your finances with HomeBank without breaking the bank.



[Heads-Up] Feeding Frenzy: COVID-19 Phishing Attacks Surge as U.S. Reels from Pandemic



Cyberattack on US HHS probably a minor probe. Disinformation about COVID-19 continues to serve as both phishbait and disruption. US prosecutors move to stop prosecution Concord Management.



IQY files and Paradise Ransomware



Zoom vs. Google Hangouts: Which video chat service is right for you?

Deciding between Zoom and Google Hangouts is a game of figuring out your priorities.



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

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



Facebook makes it easier to see how much it knows about you

You can see how it’s keeping tabs on you across Facebook and Instagram.



AT&T Launches Cheap $15 Plan for Those Struggling During COVID-19 Crisis

AT&T also added data to its Prepaid and Cricket customers' plans for at least the next 30 days to help them weather the coronavirus crisis.



People are trolling college courses with horrifying results



The 5 Best Open-Source Password Managers



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.



How to chat in Zoom

Learn how to chat in Zoom during your video call



Amid lockdown, Zoom gains popularity; but how safe is it?



Convincing Google Impersonation Opens Door to MiTM, Phishing

Using homographic characters is an easy way to execute a convincing fake site.


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Is PeekYou Good or Evil?



WHO and game companies launch #PlayApartTogether to promote physical distancing



Microsoft tweaks Xbox and Teams services during 775 percent surge in cloud demand

Custom Xbox gamerpics being disabled alongside changes to Teams video resolution



How to share screen on Microsoft Teams

If you need to show a presentation or app to other people, Microsoft Teams makes it an easy task – Here's how.



Google Warned Users of 40,000 State-Sponsored Attacks in 2019



Microsoft will donate 240,000 surgical masks and 30,000 box lunches to help people during the coronavirus outbreak

Microsoft continues to help people during the coronavirus outbreak, this time with medical supplies and food.



Microsoft Teams is coming to consumers — but Skype is here to stay



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.



Microsoft adds Microsoft Teams for consumers as Office 365 becomes 'Microsoft 365' for everyone

Microsoft wants to make Microsoft 365 as valuable as possible with these new AI-powered features.



The internet is under huge strain because of the coronavirus. Experts say it can cope — for now

  - U.K. internet service providers have seen double-digit increases in traffic amid the coronavirus lockdown.

  - Streaming services from Netflix to Disney+ are cutting bandwidth usage to prevent network congestion.

  - Experts agree that network providers have enough capacity to cope with the rise in internet traffic.

  - But one analyst warns it may get harder to maintain network equipment as the pandemic goes on.



The dark web: Where coronavirus fraud, profiteering, malware, and scams are discussed

COVID-19 is fueling new dark web conversations about cybercriminal activity, says cyber intelligence company Sixgill.



How To Check Your Graphics Card In Windows 10



How to record your screen

Record everything that's happening on your screen



Rip and tear in third-person with this Doom Eternal mod



These apps and services are responding to coronavirus pandemic with free information



The Microsoft Teams Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet



Malicious USB Drive Hides Behind Gift Card Lure

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



Testing 'Renoir': AMD's Mobile Ryzen 9 CPU Shows Major Muscle for Laptops

'Zen 2'-based Ryzen CPUs for laptops are finally here. Do AMD's performance claims around its Ryzen 4000 chips ring true? From what we’ve seen so far, AMD is off to a great start.



News overload? Fun things to watch to take your mind off the coronavirus



Free Zoom backgrounds you can use to disguise your messy remote work rooms

Express yourselves virtually



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.



Windows 10 KB4554364 Update Fixes Internet Connectivity Issues



Digital Xbox One games hit Green Man Gaming at discount prices

Grab some digital games cheaper than Microsoft, with Xbox One codes now on Green Man Gaming.



Medtronic is sharing its portable ventilator design specifications and code for free to all



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.



Get three YubiKeys for the price of 2 in Yubico's World Backup Day sale

2FA for all.



Use of surveillance to fight coronavirus raises concerns about government power after pandemic ends

  - China mobilized its mass surveillance tools, from drones to CCTV cameras, to monitor quarantined people and track the spread of the coronavirus. 

  - Other nations like Israel, Singapore and South Korea are also using a combination of location data, video camera footage and credit card information, to track COVID-19 in their countries.

  - But privacy experts raised concerns about how governments were using the data, how it was being stored and the potential for authorities to maintain heightened levels of surveillance — even after the coronavirus pandemic is over.



Apple iOS 13: A cheat sheet

iOS 13 ushers in new enhancements for iPhone and iPad, including dark mode, revamped built-in apps, and industry-changing privacy features.



How To Change Your Password In Bitlocker



How to watch music concerts online: see your favorite artists and bands at home

Stuck at home? You don’t have to miss out on live music



Apple Will Be Making More Than Just One ARM Based System



This week’s top stories: iOS and iPadOS 13.4 features, 2020 iPad Pro reviews, much more



How to Lock/Unlock an Android Phone With Your Voice Using Google Assistant



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.



Ford, 3M, GE Manufacture Medical Equipment For Healthcare Workers, COVID-19 Patients

Ford is working with 3M and GE Healthcare to design and produce respirators, ventilators, and full-face shields.



Cyberattacks are increasing, do these 5 steps now



Apple reportedly letting select employees work on early-stage products at home

New Apple TV, HomePod, iMac, and other hardware due later this year



Windows 10 update KB4541335 releases for version 1909 and 1903

Update KB4541335 is now rolling out for computers running Windows 10 version 1909 or 1903 to fix a lot of problems, and here's what you need to know.



Office 365 Rebrands as Microsoft 365 With New Consumer Features



HP bolsters security tools, offers Sure Click Pro free for Windows 10 PCs

Even non-HP Windows 10 PCs can take advantage of Sure Click Pro through September 20 for free.



Ford, GE Healthcare to produce 50,000 ventilators by July using this tiny company’s design



Spyware Delivered to iPhone Users in Hong Kong Via iOS Exploits



Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 review: Ryzen 4000 makes this thin, light laptop a winner

Its performance and battery life defy your expectations.



Slack is working on integrating with rival Microsoft Teams for calls, says CEO Stewart Butterfield

  - It’s not clear when the integration will come out.

  - Slack already has integrations with Microsoft products like OneDrive and Outlook.



Microsoft teams up with leading universities to tackle coronavirus pandemic using AI

The newly-formed C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute has an open call for proposals to mitigate the COVID-19 epidemic using artificial intelligence and machine learning.



How To Create A Proxy Server



How to work smarter from home with Windows 10

All the tips and tools you need to work better at home



Native trackpad support on iPad Pro opens the door to dual booting Windows 10 on ARM

Native trackpad support along with a new Magic Keyboard with touchpad brings intruiging possibilities. (Source: Apple)Native trackpad support along with a new Magic Keyboard with touchpad brings intruiging possibilities. (Source: Apple)

Apple has long supported the ability for the Mac to be able to dual boot into Windows via Bootcamp. Now that it comes with native trackpad support, it opens up the intriguing possibility of dual booting into Windows 10 on ARM.



The World Health Organization wants you to stay at home and play video games



Where to Find the Netflix Download Folder on Windows 10



How to Evict Attackers Living Off Your Land

As cyber defenses improve, adversaries are shifting to stealthy "living-off-the-land" attacks that use targets' own tools against them. Here are some tips to defend your turf.



Phishing Attacks Increase 350 Percent Amid COVID-19 Quarantine

You're probably in quarantine because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn't mean your online information is safe. Phishing schemes have increased drastically since the outbreak.



New iOS update: Best new iPhone features, big upgrade for iPad



Ford will make ventilators for GE, joining General Motors

The automaker will manufacture 1,500 in April and 12,000 by the end of May



Windows 10 version 1709 support extended through October 13, 2020

Microsoft decides to extended the end of support of Windows 10 version 1709 for six month as a result of the current health impact.



FBI Warns of Ongoing Zoom-Bombing Attacks on Video Meetings



How to make a full backup of your Windows 10 PC

A full backup is crucial to safeguard your installation and files, and in this guide, we'll show you the steps to use the Windows 10's System Image Backup tool to complete this task.



Microsoft Edge is getting smart copy and paste, a password monitor and vertical tabs



AMD Confirms Hacker Stole Information on Graphics Products



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.



NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell says he has tested positive for COVID-19 in e-mail to staff

  - NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell said he has tested positive for COVID-19 in an e-mail to staff.

  - Shell wrote that he is improving every day while working remotely in Los Angeles.

  - Shell took over as NBCUniversal CEO from Steve Burke on Jan. 1.



Top 5 remote access threats

When working from home, it's important to understand the security risks. Tom Merritt lists five remote access threats so you can secure your system.



Best Netflix Shows And Movies To Download [March 2020]



How to use Skype

Stay in touch with free voice and video calls



Microsoft: Cloud services demand up; prioritization rules in place due to COVID-19

Microsoft is sharing more guidance around capacity limits it is putting in place for its cloud resources caused by higher-than-usual demand due to the coronavirus pandemic.



5 essential Zoom hacks to improve your virtual hangouts



Real Online Privacy for Beginners: 60+ Essential Tips and Warnings



How Zoom, Netflix, and Dropbox are Staying Online During the Pandemic

Inside the efforts to keep the quarantined world's popular Internet services running smoothly.



Here's What You Can Stream on Tubi in April (for Free)

Tubi offers over 20,000 ad-supported shows and movies in its library for free. This month, there are a few cautionary tales and dystopian offerings that should help get you through your coronavirus quarantine.



Don’t fall for these stimulus check scams



Comcast says voice and video calls have skyrocketed 212 percent during widespread self-isolation

Traffic zooms up as more people work from home



US government is tracking Americans' cell phones to see how they move and spread coronavirus during the pandemic

  - The data comes from the mobile advertising industry 

  - 500 cities could eventually be monitored in a portal that will be accessible by federal, state and local officials to help implement epidemic response 

  - Goal of the portal would be to help officials learn how COVID-19 is spreading across the United States

  - A combo of tech companies and data providers have been assisting the CDC in providing them the analyzed location data 

  - Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?



Banking Malware Spreading via COVID-19 Relief Payment Phishing



Microsoft acquires Affirmed Networks, which helps telecoms grow their networks, ahead of 5G rush

Affirmed works with network operators like AT&T and SoftBank.

The acquisition comes after Microsoft landed a large deal with AT&T.



How to use an iPhone or Android device as the security key for your Google account

Your smartphone can act as your security key to authenticate your Google credentials on the web. Learn how to set that up on an Android device or an iPhone.



How does coronavirus spread? Here are 3 surprising ways



Coronavirus: Scientists suggest theory that COVID-19 has lived inside humans for years



If you’ve recovered from Covid-19, here’s one way you might be able to help others


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Windows 10's next update will make fall in love with your PC all over again

WINDOWS 10 is getting an exciting new upgrade from Microsoft, which is designed to make you appreciate the touchscreen and tablet-mode on your PC all over again. Here's everything you and your PC can look forward to...



iOS 13.4 flaw may expose user data: How to avoid it

iPhone doesn't send all traffic through VPN, blog post says



Target just knocked $130 off this compact Acer laptop—snag it now for just $200



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.



Best Webcams Available for Best Buy Curb-Side Pickup (these are used primarily by desktop or SBC computers)



Windows 10 to Only Get Security Fixes



People on Social Security are eligible for the one-time stimulus payment

  - The coronavirus relief package includes one-time checks for low- and middle-income Americans, including those who live off government benefits.

  - The payments will be based on your most recent tax return. If you receive government benefits and don’t file a tax return, you may have to file in order to get your payment.

  - As government agencies work to firm up details on how they will get that money into beneficiaries’ hands, here is what we know now.



The 7 Best PDF and Ebook Readers for Windows



How to use Google Duo

Google's answer to FaceTime explained



How to handle Windows 10 updates

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



Zoom updates iOS app to remove code that sent device data to Facebook

Users should update to the latest version



Russian Hackers Exploited Windows Flaws in Attacks on European Firms



The best cloud storage services for Apple users

Access all your stuff, anywhere, anytime.



How tech can help elders improve their quality of life

Learn how to make technology work for the elderly member of your family as they live independently.



Zoom’s iPhone app sends your data to Facebook even if you don’t have an account



Google Classroom is the most popular education app on Android and iOS amid coronavirus



Unsigned Firmware Puts Windows, Linux Peripherals at Risk



Boost your Wi-Fi with this simple trick that won’t break the bank



Google Duo Now Supports Up to 12-Person Group Calls

Google announced that it has raised the group calling limit on Duo. Now, up to 12 people can participate in the same video call.



One street in West Chicago is coming together for daily workouts, still following shelter in place order



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.



Will the Xbox Series X support Bluetooth?



Critical Security Flaw Hits Windows 7 and 8 Hardest



Coronavirus stimulus paychecks are on their way. But there may be kinks for some Americans

  - Congress has given final approval to a $2 trillion stimulus bill that gives the government the green light to send stimulus checks to Americans.

  - If you just ran into financial hardship due to the coronavirus, you might not be eligible for immediate relief if your past tax returns show income that is too high. Plus, your contact information may be out of date.

  - Use this calculator to determine how much you might get.



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



Coronavirus bound? A perfect weekend project: Backup your data



Windows 10 cheat sheet

Get to know the interface, features and shortcuts in Microsoft's latest operating system. (Now updated for the Windows 10 November 2019 Update.)



14 Apps and Tools to Stave Off Cabin Fever

Millions of people are staying inside for the indefinite future. Here are a few apps to help you socialize, exercise, and meditate from your own home.



Websites of U.S. Presidential Candidates Pose Security, Privacy Risks



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.



Hackers leak Russian cyberweapon plans

Take a break from COVID-19 headlines with these non-coronavirus news bytes.



PlayStation download speeds now being slowed down in the US

  - PlayStation download speeds have been slowed and delayed in Europe in order to reduce the strain on service providers in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

  - Sony announced this week that those slowdowns are coming to the US as well.

  - YouTube, Netflix, Amazon, and others have reduced the quality of their video streams.



Apple launches informative COVID-19 app and website screener in partnership with FEMA and CDC



How to Run the Linux KDE Desktop on a Chromebook



Amazon’s Alexa can help spot the signs of COVID-19 – here’s how



Here's What You Can Stream on Tubi in April (for Free)

Tubi offers over 20,000 ad-supported shows and movies in its library for free. This month, there are a few cautionary tales and dystopian offerings that should help get you through your coronavirus quarantine.



Bored at home? These 13 free (and free-to-try) streaming services have an endless amount of movies to stave off cabin fever



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.



How to connect your wireless printer in Windows 10



Warning: Windows Defender May Break (Workaround)



Yelp created GoFundMe pages for small businesses without permission, then made it hard to cancel

  - Yelp partnered with GoFundMe this week to add GoFundMe campaigns to small business pages to help them raise money as many suffer from coronavirus shutdowns.

  - In an effort to roll out “quickly,” Yelp said GoFundMe pages were automatically added to “an initial group of eligible businesses” who then got information on how to claim the funds or opt out. 

  - But some people didn’t receive the notification with how to opt-out, and Yelp had to suspend the program after business owners complained.



AirDrop Not Working? Fix It Fast With These Tips



What to do when you can't sleep



Zoom updates app to remove Facebook data sharing

  - Yesterday, Motherboard reported that Zoom Video's (NASDAQ:ZM) iOS app sent data to Facebook even if the user doesn't have a Facebook profile.

  - The videoconferencing company has since updated the app, saying the Facebook SDK used for the "Login with Facebook" feature was collecting unnecessary device information.

  - The update removes the SDK client but still allows users to log in through Facebook on their browser.

  - Zoom CEO Eric Yuan: "We sincerely apologize for the concern this has caused, and remain firmly committed to the protection of our users’ privacy. We are reviewing our process and protocols for implementing these features in the future to ensure this does not happen again."



Roku deal offers free 30 days of premium channels — but there's a catch

You can get a month of free content from these services through Roku, but you have to sign up first.



Unofficial Patches Released for Exploited Windows Font Processing Flaws



Apple's planning an 'aggressive' shift from Intel to ARM processors, oft-correct analyst claims

The move to custom ARM processors could be swift.



The disclosure of vulnerabilities and the vulnerability of disclosures

Vulnerability disclosure is an important process to keep our systems safe. What if the disclosure itself is also vulnerable?



WHO to launch coronavirus app for iPhone and Android



Logic Pros Review: EastWest’s backup vocal instrument can actually sing your lyrics



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



The coronavirus danger no one is talking about: Widespread cyberattacks



Roku Unleashes Free Viewing to Entertain You

Courtesy of the 'Home Together' initiative, Roku is offering enhanced access to select services including Showtime, Noggin, and FitFusion.



Target just knocked $130 off this compact Acer laptop—snag it now for just $200



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.



PSA: Netflix is down in most parts of the U.S. right now

Netflix is seeing widespread outages across most parts of the U.S.



Google Pauses Chrome Updates



How to host a Zoom call like a pro

  - Zoom isn’t very hard to figure out, which is one reason it has seen rapid growth in the age of coronavirus.

  - I’ll show you how to set up a Zoom video call and a few other tips.

  - You can add a virtual background and cleanup your appearance, for example.



The New Google Podcasts Is Available on iOS and Android



What Is The ‘Houseparty’ App And Why Is Everyone Using It?



Switching from Android to iPhone: Here's where Apple's phone wins and fails

What happens when an Android die-hard switches to iPhone? Our Android expert explains where Apple impressed him—and where he experienced major pain points.



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



No Patch for VPN Bypass Flaw Discovered in iOS



Three ways Apple could improve FaceTime

With all of us relying on video chat more than ever, Apple could stand to update its offering.



EU Doc claims Russia spread COVID-19 disinfo to cause panic

Plus, more coronavirus chaos and new technology that teaches computer chips to smell.



Future Apple Watch models may feature Touch ID and measure blood oxygen levels

  - Apple is reportedly working on an Apple Watch with Touch ID support. The feature may not arrive this year, but may be included on the Apple Watch Series 7 in 2021.

  - Building on the Apple Watch’s suite of medically-oriented features, the next-gen Apple Watch could very well include the ability to measure oxygen levels in the blood.

  - The Apple Watch Series 6, which will likely arrive later this year, will likely include improved battery life, broader support for LTE and Wi-Fi 6, and enhanced Siri functionality.



Comment: Expanded mouse support will go a long way to bring iPadOS to parity with macOS



Some Android Malware Can Break Your Phone When You Delete It



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



Feel-Good Movies to Watch During Your Coronavirus Quarantine

Pandemic, Contagion, and Outbreak are atop the digital movie charts. Don't do that to yourself. Instead, choose one or all of these upbeat films and TV shows.



Apple MacBook Air review: The best Mac for you



Third-party data breach exposes GE employees’ personal information



Simplicity Does More Than Simplify Linux



5 Tips for better Windows 10 security

Let’s start by taking control of how much Microsoft collects from you


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