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The best Zoom alternative may not exist yet



Zoom privacy: How to keep spying eyes out of your meetings



New IRS Site Could Make it Easy for Thieves to Intercept Some Stimulus Payments



Delays, deals and drastic actions: Microsoft responds to the pandemic

Because it makes Windows and Office, two tech cornerstones of most modern corporations, Microsoft's response to the COVID-19 outbreak matters a lot. Here's a rundown of what's changed.



Russia-connected group pushed fake documents aimed at political flashpoints, researchers say

The report comes as election security experts remain on alert for efforts to manipulate the 2020 election from Russia and many other countries and nonstate actors.



Your Router’s Two IP Addresses

Every router has at least two IP addresses. It's a characteristic of how routers do their jobs.



The 20 Best Original Netflix Movies Worth Watching



Hackers Can Compromise VMware vCenter Server Via Newly Patched Flaw



Google will guide users to virtual doctor’s visits through Search and Maps

  - Google is making it easier for consumers to access virtual medical care options, via Search and Maps. 

  - It is also working to help doctors get up to speed with phone and video-based consultations. 

  - The company has said it’s seen a dramatic increase in interest for virtual care and telemedicine since the COVID-19 pandemic.



Exclusive: Russia collecting intelligence on U.S. supply line failures amid coronavirus crisis, DHS warns



What Is Facebook's New 'Quiet Mode' and How Does It Work?



Report: Travelex paid hackers $2.3 million worth of Bitcoin after ransomware attack

I guess they were able to work out the exchange rate…



Even famous people get scammed.



Crime Drops Around the World as COVID-19 Keeps People Inside

Even among regions that have the highest levels of violence outside a war zone, fewer people are being killed and fewer robberies are taking place.



How to buy a refurbished Mac, MacBook, iPhone, or iPad from Apple

Want a new Apple device but don't want to shell out for a full-priced version? Consider a refurbished model instead.



Microsoft Suddenly Finds Itself With Two Powerful Options To Service The Growing Demand For Videoconferences



WHO Investigating Reports of Recovered Covid-19 Patients Testing Positive Again



Hackers Are Trolling My Virtual Recovery Meetings With Racist Attacks And I Don't Feel Safe

These actions are endangering people’s lives by making these historically safe spaces disturbingly unsafe.



New iPhone 12 leak reveals all four upcoming models



How to allow camera access: Tips & Tricks



Facebook 'Quiet Mode' Lets You Mute Notifications, Schedule Social Media Breaks

The tool aims to 'find the right balance' between endless scrolling and avoiding social contact altogether.



Don’t click on these dangerous phishing websites



Windows 10 quick tips: 13 ways to speed up your PC

If you want to speed up Windows 10, take a few minutes to try out these tips. Your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues.



'Every day is a crisis': Zoom boosts its security as scrutiny grows

“We’ve got to double down on privacy, double down on security," Zoom CEO Eric Yuan said.



Why Does My Network Not Work After Resuming from Standby?

Network failures after standby remain common, particularly in older machines. There are a couple of things to try.



Which Upgrades Will Improve Your PC Performance the Most?



RigUp Database Exposed 76,000 Files From U.S. Energy Sector



Biologist Carl Bergstrom on coronavirus, misinformation and why we weren’t prepared

  - University of Washington professor Carl Bergstrom has spent his career studying pandemics, infectious disease and how misinformation spreads. 

  - We asked him some of our most pressing questions about COVID-19 and the misinformation that surrounds it. 

  - He shared his thoughts on why we were so unprepared, when he realized the COVID-19 virus would be a pandemic and what’s coming next. 



FBI warns of 'money mule' schemes exploiting coronavirus



The Simplest Video Chat Apps for People Who Struggle With Tech



Zoom takes action after meeting IDs leak in careless screenshots



Profiling an audacious Nigerian cybercriminal.



White House Slams Voice of America, VOA Fights Back

The White House launched an unusual attack on the congressionally funded Voice of America, the U.S. broadcaster that for decades has provided independent news reporting around the world.



How to share your iPhone’s mobile connection by tethering or hotspot

If you need Wi-Fi on your Mac or iPad, there’s an easy way to share your iPhone’s mobile data.



Now Microsoft Teams video chats can have custom backgrounds too

But the ability to upload your own images will come later.



Researchers Made Silicon Glow and It Could Make Computers a Lot Faster



Best Xbox One games: the 20 best games for Xbox One you can play right now

Our list of best Xbox games, from Cuphead to Sunset Overdrive.



Researchers find a way to use Face ID while wearing a coronavirus mask

  - To prevent the coronavirus from spreading, the CDC now recommends people put on a mask or face covering when going outside.

  - This has made it difficult, if not impossible, for users to unlock Face ID and access their iPhones.

  - Researchers have recently discovered an imperfect solution to this problem.



Easy ways to stop apps from accessing your camera



Google Rolls Out Android 'TalkBack' Braille Keyboard for Visually Impaired Users

The keyboard uses a standard six-key layout in which each key represents one of six braille dots.



Check your phone! iPhone apps with 3.5 million downloads are stealing money



Why Microsoft should postpone Windows 10's next feature upgrade, 2004

The latest iteration of Windows 10 is slayed to appear this spring. But given the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft would be better off delaying the rollout.



Fraudsters blast consumers with stimulus check scams

Checks are yet to go out, but the Federal Trade Commission has already received 55 complaints about fraud and violation of do-not-call lists about the shady attempts.



Networking Sucks

After all this time, networking computers remains out of the reach of the average user, and that's really frustrating.



Ultimate Microsoft Office Mastery: 90+ Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials for You

Use Microsoft Office every day? Check out our tips, tricks, and tutorials that’ll turn you into an efficiency machine with both Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.



COVID-19 Lures Only a Fraction of Daily Phishing Emails

Microsoft Sees 60,000 COVID-19 Phishing Emails Every Day



Google creates online unemployment application with state of New York

  - The state of New York announced a partnership with Google for an online unemployment application system.

  - The partnership comes as New York deals with skyrocketing job losses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

  - Google said the system could be used in other states as well.



Russia and China Are Spreading Lies About Coronavirus, Pentagon Says



Windows Update Notifications Changing



Hacking the iOS/macOS webcam – Apple pays out $75,000 to bug hunter



Surveillance methods for contact tracing. APT hacks hundreds of Chinese VPN servers. Operation Pinball tied to Secondary Infektion.



Anker unveils a pair of budget-priced Eufy indoor home security cams

The $40 Eufy Indoor Cam 2K boasts people detection, night vision and local storage, while a $50 version adds pan and tilt functionality.



iOS 14 and iPadOS 14: New 'Clips' feature for developers enables partial app use without full downloads

Apps, features, and compatability



Hangouts Chat following rebranded Google Meet, becoming Google Chat



Apple and Google Are Teaming Up to Build Coronavirus-Tracking Tech. Hold Your Applause.



5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly



Apple’s iPhone 12 release may not happen until December



How to delete duplicate iPhone photos and why you have them



AT&T Reveals COVID-19 Impact on Networks: Traffic is Way Up

The use of AT&T and its FirstNet network for first responders has increased overall and especially for voice, with Wi-Fi calling doubled over that of a typical pre-coronavirus day.



Scammers want your coronavirus stimulus check – 7 traps to watch for



Five steps Microsoft should take RIGHT NOW to help us through the pandemic

Competitive decisions made in the past need to be re-examined in light of the world’s current COVID-fettered state. It’s time for Microsoft to look hard at how its behavior wreaks unnecessary havoc on a billion customers. We need to stop the Windows roller coaster.



Children — but also parents — adapt to life over video chat during coronavirus pandemic

With many parts of the U.S. now almost a month into seemingly open-ended orders to stay home, the novelty of moving life online has begun to wear off.



Is Mobile Broadband More Secure than Wi-Fi?

Mobile broadband is a popular internet connection alternative. As with any connection, it's important to understand the security ramifications and tradeoffs.



5 Ways to Clean Up Computer Cable Clutter Under Your Desk



Google gets federal OK to operate subsea cable from Taiwan to US as it nears maximum capacity in Asia

The Department of Justice granted a federal clearance for Google to temporarily operate sub-sea level fiber optic connections that runs from the U.S. through Taiwan.

Google’s request come as executives tout the company’s ability to manage increased workload demands amid the COVID-19 pandemic.



Avast Launches Security-Focused Browser for Android



Apple's next major iPhone update could completely change how you use apps



WhatsApp Attempts to Slow Spread of Fake News



Zoom promises to improve its security and privacy as usage (and concern) soars



The CyberWire Pro Privacy Briefing for 4.10.20

At a glance.

  - Black market doing a brisk trade in compromised Zoom credentials.

  - Malvertising campaign spoofs security company site.

  - Mobile data breach reported in Pakistan.

  - xHelper affects 55,000 devices.

  - Medical devices potential targets of hackers.



Apple unlocks full seasons of Apple TV+ shows for free during quarantine

Binge your days away.



Sign in with Apple FAQ: What you need to know about Apple's single sign-on platform

It’s like signing on with Facebook or Google without all the tracking of personal information.



Hangouts Chat following rebranded Google Meet, becoming Google Chat

I want to get off Mr. Bones' Wild (Marketing) Ride



Elderly Covid-19 Victim Spent Days Pleading for Help With Her Alexa Smart Device Before Death



Apple Accident As Insider Confirms New iPhone Release



Amazon has 5 hot coupons that are about to expire

  - The Amazon site is still full of deep discounts on popular products despite the company’s recent move to focus more on selling essentials to hospitals.

  - Discounts are available on a wide range of popular items from AirPods Pro to a fast wireless charger on sale for just $5.

  - On top of all those great deals, Amazon has five coupon deals on best-selling Anker products that are set to expire in the coming days.



How to transfer videos from your iPhone to your Mac



IRS Plans Website to Track Stimulus Checks

Expect the 'Get My Payment' tool to launch on April 17.



Windows 10 update is breaking PCs – here’s the fix



We need to social-distance from the scammers

One economic activity that’s thriving during the coronavirus pandemic is hacking. Hackers always follow the money — and they aren’t about to let a worldwide crisis stop them.



From Monopoly and Scrabble to Mahjong and Poker, How to Play Classic Games Online With Friends and Family

There are plenty of options for competing against far-flung opponents as you wait out the coronavirus pandemic. Winning is up to you.



Are Zillow's Free Home Appraisals Accurate?


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Google’s Hangouts Meet is now just Google Meet

Google has rebranded its videoconferencing service



How to stop Microsoft Teams running in background after close

Microsoft Teams keeps running after you close the app, but you can change the settings to fix this issue.



Zoom Says Platform Is as Safe as Peers, Boosts Privacy Tools



How to Turn Off Cellular Data on an iPhone or iPad



How to Stop Twitter From Sharing Your Data with Advertisers



Free multiplayer games for Windows 10 PC to play with friends from home



Location data brokers say they can help contain COVID-19. Here's why that's a problem

Phone location data collected by advertisers doesn't show the whole picture and is vulnerable to mass fraud, researchers warn.



Would You Trade Your Privacy to Help End the Pandemic?

A conversation with Alex Winter on privacy, surveillance, and COVID-19



ACLU: Privacy Concerns abound over location tracking to stop Covid-19 spread



Thunderbird 68.7.0 has been released



How to Save Files to WebP in GIMP



How to Add a Site to Favorites in Microsoft Edge Chromium



100% Disk Usage in Windows 10 Fixed With 14 Tricks



Six iPad and iPhone Apps and Games to Keep You Entertained at Home



Researchers use Oura smart rings to predict onset of COVID-19 symptoms

The study is tracking 1,000 frontline healthcare workers.



Coronavirus: Listen to these scam calls so you don’t fall for them



HBO Makes Hours of TV, Films, and Documentaries Free to Stream in April

Binge-watch Big Little Lies, The Sopranos, and Veep or host family movie night via HBO Now and HBO GO.



Google's Stadia gaming service is finally free for anyone to play — here's how to get it



How to Quickly Turn Off Annoying Notifications on Apple Watch



Here's Another Reason Using a Free Android VPN Is a Terrible Idea



Facebook Messenger app for PC lets you make Group Video Calls and Chats



Yes, you can fix a broken phone during the coronavirus lockdown. See 3 ways to repair it

A cracked iPhone display or faulty Android battery shouldn't make you panic. You can still get your phone repaired. Here are your options.



The 7 Best Password Managers of 2020

Stay organized and keep your online logins protected at all times



Phishing emails impersonate White House, Trump, give false COVID-19 guidance



Mozilla installs Scheduled Telemetry Task on Windows with Firefox 75



How to Enable the Site-Specific Browser (SSB) in Firefox



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



15 Windows Command Prompt (CMD) Commands You Must Know



Apple Enlists Steps To Assemble Its Face Shield For Health Workers



Google Meet’s premium features are now free through Sept. 30th

The company is extending free access to its video conferencing tools.



Best way to protect against identity thieves



Apple's New iPhone SE: Everything We Know

Apple's new low-cost phone is most likely coming on April 14 or 15. But don't expect a splashy event; coronavirus lockdowns mean the new iPhone SE will appear quietly via press release.



Google gifts two-months access to Stadia Pro as gamers stay at home



Why You Should Upgrade Your Old Computer Monitor



The Simplest Video Chat Apps for People Who Struggle With Tech



Best free Image and Photo Viewer apps for Windows 10



Do you have to pay rent during coronavirus?

If you're worried about being able to make rent, these resources may be able to help.



How to Upgrade Your Router's Firmware

Firmware updates offer feature and security improvements



Coronavirus-driven online shopping driving more payment card skimming



Refresh tabs automatically in Firefox and Chrome with Tab Reloader



How to Make Group Video Calls on WhatsApp



Windows Subsystem for Linux - Add desktop experience to Ubuntu



Connected to Wi-Fi, But No Internet Access in Windows? Here’s the Fix!



LG has a radical new design in the works for a mystery 'upcoming' smartphone



Facebook adds 'quiet mode' to help you manage screen time

The feature lets you schedule time away from the app — and it's notifications.



7 auto insurance companies refunding or crediting premiums – see the list



Nothing to Watch? These Streaming Services Have Extended Trials and Free Content

Stuck in the house during the COVID-19 outbreak? Streaming services like Apple TV+, Acorn TV, and HBO are coming to the rescue with extended free trials and discounts.



Google's Stadia gaming service is finally free for anyone to play — here's how to get it



How to Create Expense and Income Spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel



Why Your Replacement AirPod Can't Pair Up



Performance Scrolling improvements in Microsoft Edge browser



Turn your old phone into a home security camera for free

Give your outdated phone new life.



How to Group FaceTime

Get family and friends together for video calls



Mozilla and Google release second batch of patches in one week



Sandbox program Sandboxie is now freeware (soon open source)



Zoom Features You Should Be Using for Better Remote Meetings



How to Clear File Explorer Search History in Windows 10



The Best Free Windows 10 Repair Tools to Fix Any Problem



Chrome 81 arrives with Web NFC Origin Trial, AR features, and mixed images autoupgraded to HTTPS



Now Microsoft Teams video chats can have custom backgrounds too

But the ability to upload your own images will come later.



Use your computer’s processing power to help scientists cure COVID-19



Apple Is Streaming 7 Apple TV+ Shows for Free

The most popular shows remain behind the paywall, but Apple is clearly hoping to entice more locked-down consumers to sign up for a TV+ subscription.



Hackers have hit every country on Earth with coronavirus-themed cyberattacks



How to Quickly Turn on Low Power Mode on Your iPhone or iPad



Snapchat is down while much of the country is under a stay-at-home order



How to Watch IMDB TV Online

Details about Amazon's free streaming service



How to download Facebook Messenger app on Windows 10

You can now use Facebook Messenger to stay connected with family and friends with the new desktop app on Windows 10, and here's how to get it.



Maingear Uses PC Building Tech to Produce Low-Cost Ventilators

The custom PC desktop maker is proposing to use its manufacturing facilities in New Jersey to churn out a prototype emergency ventilator, which can be made at scale and at lower costs.



Samsung is bringing 5G to its midrange phones this year

It has six new Galaxy A-series phones in total


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Apple's U.S. iPhone sales take hit - KeyBanc

  - KeyBanc says spending data suggests that Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) U.S. iPhone sales fell 56% Y/Y in March due to the retail store closures, and online sales haven't been able to compensate.

  - Analyst John Vinh writes that blended ASPs dropped 20% Y/Y last month, which is a "significant" decline.

  - Vinh says the trend will be negative for Apple suppliers and only recommends buying Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO).

  - Other Apple suppliers include Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ:CRUS), Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) and Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO).



Some Verizon customers say they can't get internet installed or repaired until November as the company quietly cancels in-person service



Researchers Fool Biometric Scanners with 3D-Printed Fingerprints (dah! you leave your fingerprints everywhere. If the police can find them and arrest you and likely prosecute you...)

Tests on the fingerprint scanners of Apple, Microsoft, and Samsung devices reveal it's possible to bypass authentication with a cheap 3D printer.



Windows 10 Settings app could soon highlight new PC features

A new section was spotted in Windows 10 showcasing new features, though it's not enabled in builds right now.



The Full Nerd ep. 134: Next-gen Intel CPU leaks extravaganza

Plus: We answer a lot of your questions!



Microsoft News Bar for Windows 10 Review

Microsoft seems very committed to delivering a fully-featured news experience to Windows 10 users, and in addition to the News app that can be installed on the operating system, the company has now launched an application that displays the latest news in a sidebar.



Mastering Plex Media: The 25+ Best Tips, Tricks, Tutorials, and Guides

We have all the tips, tricks, tutorials, and guides you’ll need to become a full-fledged master of Plex Media. Newbies and veterans, welcome!



Scammers Hijacking Twitter Accounts To Sell Face Masks



Apple releases iOS and iPadOS 13.4.1 with fix for FaceTime bug

Trouble connecting FaceTime calls with iPhones or iPads running old versions of iOS? This update fixes that.



Apple iPhone deal alert: price cuts on the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, XR and iPhone 8

Trade-in an eligible iPhone and save up to $320



How to delete files older than X days automatically on Windows 10

You can free up space and keep things organize by only deleting files that are older than a certain number of days in any folder — Here's how to do it.



Apple releases macOS 10.15.4 supplemental update with FaceTime and USB-C fixes, more



Forget the iPhone 11: Samsung Galaxy A51 5G has faster speeds and bigger screen for $200 less

Samsung's 2020 budget lineup has something for everyone, including a 5G phone for $499.



Webcams have become impossible to find, and prices are skyrocketing

Logitech is reporting resellers who are tacking hundreds onto webcam prices



Here’s when coronavirus stimulus checks will start arriving

  - The first wave of $1,200 coronavirus stimulus checks will reportedly begin going out on Thursday.

  - If you filed your 2019 taxes and provided a bank account for your tax return, you could receive a direct deposit as early as this week, or by the end of next week at the latest.

  - If you don’t get your $1,200, you can give the IRS your direct deposit details through a web portal.



How To Watch PBS Without Cable



5 best Android weather apps to replace Dark Sky



Quarantine and Learn: 11 Free Online Courses You Can Take Now

Learn new skills, increase your job prospects, and even find ways to earn money during quarantine with these free online classes from Coursera, Skillshare, Yale, Harvard, and more.



White House Officials Say to Avoid Grocery Stores For the Next Two Weeks If You Can



'Unkillable' Android Malware App Continues to Infect Devices Worldwide

The xHelper Trojan has compromised over 55,000 devices so far, Kaspersky says.



Experience crazy fast load times with the WD Black SN750 250GB SSD down to $60



Get six months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for the price of three

Amazon is selling six months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $45.



Microsoft’s News Bar App for Windows 10 Is Now Available for Download

Microsoft has officially launched the News Bar app for Windows 10 for everyone, and users can download it from the Microsoft Store as long as they are running Windows 10 version 17134.0 or higher.



How Does Private Internet Access Protect Your Online Activity?



Hospitality Provider the Target of an Old-School BadUSB Social Engineering Attack



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

Put your old iPhone to good use.



Surface Neo won’t be out until 2021, and neither will any Windows 10X dual-screen device, rumor claims 

Although Surface Duo Android phone will still be out this year



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.



iPhone: How to improve Face ID with a mask



Where to buy Nintendo Switch: These retailers still have stock

Every retailer with the Nintendo Switch in stock




Microsoft says people’s habits are already changing



Get 3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for free when you buy 3 months on Amazon



The Best Free Sports Streaming Sites [April 2020]



Send your large files for FREE with just a few clicks



LG Announces New 'Design Language' for Smartphones

The manufacturer's future phones will feature a 'raindrop' camera, symmetrical curves, and other 'evolutionary design departures' that take their inspiration from the natural world.



The company behind the robot kicked out of a New York park has a new version that it says can screen people for COVID-19



Chinese APT Groups Targeted Enterprise Linux Systems in Decade-Long Data Theft Campaign

Organizations across multiple industries compromised in a systematic effort to steal IP and other sensitive business data, BlackBerry says.



Windows 10 version 2004 review: Welcome improvements to everyday essentials

A new Cortana, updated settings, streamlined features, and more make up Microsoft's latest version of Windows 10



Samsung's low-cost Galaxy A-Series phones aim to reverse U.S. smartphone slump

Premium features for pennies on the dollar.



Windows 10 Will Get an Improved System Cleaning Tool

The days when most Windows users installed system cleaning apps are long gone, pretty much because Microsoft itself has equipped the operating system with the necessary tools to do the whole thing so much easier.



The 7 Best PDF and Ebook Readers for Windows



Sitting Ducks: When Employees Work from Home



Covid-19 has already sparked huge state intervention. We should go further and start requisitioning the empty homes of the rich



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.



Apple iPad Magic Keyboard is up for preorder on Amazon, don’t trust the May 30 release date



Weathering the criticism: Apple makes life on Android a little worse

Not every acquisition is an antitrust violation.



Where to buy pet food online

Pet food is in stock and on sale at these retailers



Google is rebranding Hangouts Chat as just Google Chat

Following the official change from Hangouts Meet to Google Meet



Coronavirus spreads through the air outside with shocking ease, study says



How To Check If Someone Else Is Using Your Gmail Account



Windows 10 update is breaking PCs – here’s the fix



MIT's SprayableTech Creates Interactive Surfaces Anywhere

Control a TV using the armrest on your sofa, or adjust lights and temperature through touch gestures on a wall.



This ‘ring’ can turn any surface — even your walls — into a touch screen



Cybercriminals Hide Malware & Phishing Sites Under SSL Certificates

More than half of the top 1 million websites use HTTPS, researchers report, but not all encrypted traffic is safe.



Microsoft now lets you spice up your Teams calls with custom backgrounds

Now you can either clean up a messy background or, let's face it, have a little fun.



10 pro tips for creating Excel macros

Get the most out of this powerful Excel feature with some simple rules that will make recording and using macros a cinch.



Someone Tried to Use Windows 10 with Just 192MB RAM, and Yes, It Works

Linux is often described as the better way to go for older computers, as there are so many distributions that only require modest hardware specifications, but this doesn’t necessarily mean Windows 10 isn’t a good option.



The 5 Best Alternatives to Google Authenticator



How vulnerable is your network against RANSOMWARE and CRYPTOMINING attacks?

Bad guys are constantly coming out with new versions of ransomware strains to evade detection.

KnowBe4’s Ransomware Simulator "RanSim" gives you a quick look at the effectiveness of your existing network protection. 



macOS Catalina: Apple releases 10.15.4 supplemental update

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



COVID-19 Consumer Warnings and Safety Tips




UPDATED 4/9: Windows 10 20H2 is expected to rollout during the fall of 2020, and here are all the new features and changes that Microsoft has added to the new version thus far.



Pixel 3a: 5 reasons to still pick up this exceptional, affordable Android [Video]



Zoom privacy and security issues: Here's everything that's wrong (so far)

More than a dozen security and privacy problems have been found in Zoom recently. Here's an updated list.



A smart toilet could identify you by your ‘analprint’ and detect diseases

A second prototype could be functional by ‘the end of the year’



Amazon has 5 hot coupons that are about to expire



ClassDojo Vs. Google Classroom Review: Which Is Better?



3 proven coronavirus prevention tips you can trust



11 Useful Samsung Galaxy Features You Won't Find on the Google Pixel

Are you a Pixel user looking for a change? Samsung Galaxy phones offers features you won't find anywhere else.



New KnowBe4 Benchmarking Report Finds 37.9% of Untrained End Users Will Fail a Phishing Test



Microsoft's Your Phone app gets new compose button, slight dark mode tweaks

A few little tweaks can go a long way.



How Cell Phones Are Cloned And How To Stop It From Happening To You



Microsoft’s dual-screen Surface Neo laptop isn’t coming this year



Fake “Corona Antivirus” distributes BlackNET remote administration tool


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Apple shipping replacement AirPods with unreleased firmware, pairing issue

Apple is shipping replacement AirPods with a newer, unreleased firmware version which cannot be paired with the user's remaining AirPod.



The password reuse problem is a ticking time bomb



Watchsmith is a must-have app for unlocking new Apple Watch features with dynamic complications



Google releases Chrome 81 with 'app badging' for subtle notifications

It was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.



Fast-changing regulations give virtual care startups a chance to seize the moment



Intel Core i9-10900F power requirements leaked – and you’ll need a beefy CPU cooler

Rumor suggests 10-core flagship makes quite some power demands



The 10 Best Apps to Make Free Group Conference Calls



Stanford teamed up with Apple to release an app that connects first responders to drive-through COVID-19 tests

  - A new app from Stanford Medicine will help connect first responders to drive-through COVID-19 testing if they are showing symptoms of the coronavirus. 

  - The app was built by Stanford Medicine with help from Apple. 

  - Stanford hopes to expand the program to other essential service workers, such as grocery store clerks and public service employees. 



Are Identity Theft Protection Services Worth It?



Leak shows Windows 10 2004 could come as 'May 2020 Update'



Internet Security When You Work From Home



How to use the Firefox Switch To Tab feature

If you always seem to have trouble locating one of dozens of tabs in Firefox, try this handy trick.



How to transfer files and applications from one Windows 10 PC to another PC



Scammers Target U.S. Troops with Fake COVID-19 Tests



[PLATFORM UPDATE] COVID-19 New Templates Categories



This 'Secret Ingredient' Might Make Your Homemade Mask More Effective



The Best 5Ghz WiFi Channel For Your Router [April 2020]



Google Pulls SuperVPN From the Play Store, Users Urged to Delete It

The VPN is vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks, allowing all communications between the user and SuperVPN to be intercepted.



Simple way to save money on printing costs



Exclusive: ‘Pixel 4a’ is Google’s new mid-ranger w/ 5.8-inch display, SD 730



Samsung's older smart TVs are losing remote control app support

It's ending support for Smart View on October 5th.



Report: Apple’s iOS 14 contains code that would let you sample apps before download



Zoom gets a new privacy feature it's needed since day one

You shall not pass



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



With America at home, Facebook, Google make moves to win more of gaming market

  - Amazon has seen usage of its billion-dollar acquisition gaming site Twitch increase by 20% during the coronavirus, while ESPN.com traffic has declined significantly.

  - Google just made its new gaming service Stadia Pro free for two months.

  - Facebook launched a feature called “Tournaments” this week to meld aspects of social media connections with gaming.



How to Consolidate Email Accounts



Amid an almost certain recession, KnowBe4 CEO preps for growth



Fake Coronavirus ‘Vaccine’ Website Busted in DoJ Takedown



FBI Warns of Stimulus Check Scams



Andrew Lloyd Webber will live-stream his most famous musicals every Friday for your Broadway date night



Six Easy Ways To Mirror Android To Your PC Or TV



US Senators Told to Stop Using Zoom

The United States Senate joins SpaceX, Google, NYC Schools, and the government of Taiwan in asking people to stop using Zoom over security concerns.



Auto insurance companies are returning $800 million in premiums – see if yours is on the list



Apple releases iOS 13.4.1 and iPadOS 13.4.1 with FaceTime and Bluetooth bug fixes, more



What’s good about Amazon’s Fire TV Stick?

Tell us why it's your favorite way to access streaming content.



Android gets a built-in Braille keyboard



How to play card games online: digital poker, patience and more

Alone or with other card game fans



How to Win at Facebook: 50+ Tips and Tricks You Should Know

Have you been using Facebook wrong this whole time? With these tips and tricks, you can unlock the full power of Facebook and make it work wonders for you.



Skype vs. Zoom: Which is best for working from home?

Videoconferencing apps are essential for staying connected with your team during the shutdown.



[Windows 10 Tip] - Security SettingsCategory: Windows-10



Over 3.6M users installed iOS fleeceware from Apple’s App Store



Google's Pixel 4a prepares for imminent launch as retail boxes leak online

After many leaks, a launch seems to be imminent for this budget Pixel.



How to add and prevent startup applications in macOS

Startup items have long been a tool used to ensure applications and scripts execute when a Mac is started up. Here's how to easily modify these items.



Google is offering a 60-day free trial of Stadia, its streaming videogame venture



FireEye warns about the proliferation of ready-made ICS hacking tools

The growing number of hacking tools targeting industrial equipment is slowly becoming a problem.



How to build a cheap cord-cutting DVR using Raspberry Pi

The $35 Raspberry Pi is the most cost-efficient way to roll your own DVR.



TurboTax Just Launched a Free Stimulus Center to Help Make Sure Everyone Receives Their Stimulus Check



The Best Remote Control Apps For Android [February 2020]



How to Bypass a Ringing Phone and Go Straight to Voicemail

Not in a chatty mood? Here's how to go directly to voicemail or send a voice message.



How to get your pharmaceutical drugs if you can’t go to the pharmacy



Apple releases macOS 10.15.4 supplemental update with FaceTime and USB-C fixes, more



Windows 10 will support Linux file systems inside File Explorer

Tux is ready to give you easy access to your Linux files.



Walmart Grocery app sees record downloads amid COVID-19, surpasses Amazon by 20%



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

Get your photo backups sorted with Google's cloud service



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



How to set up a VPN in Windows

When and how to use the VPN client built into Windows.



Geekly Update - 09 April 2020



Malware Spread as Nude Extortion Pics of Friend's Girlfriend



Deal | Wi-Fi 6 capable Netgear Nighthawk AX4 router currently less than half price at Walmart



Malicious coronavirus-themed apps target Android devices

Purporting to offer help and info on COVID-19, the apps can let hackers take control of devices to access files, contacts, the calendar, and more, according to Check Point Research.



Mint Mobile is giving people free data as coronavirus spreads

  - Ryan Reynold’s wireless carrier Mint Mobile is doing its part to help out consumers during the coronavirus crisis.

  - Through April 14, it’s giving away free mobile data since staying connected has never been more important for smartphone owners than it is right now.

  - A growing number of US cities are combating the spread of the deadly virus with quarantines, lock-downs, and shelter-in-place orders, which is why connectivity is so important right now — especially since many jobs are shifting to a remote-work scenario as the virus continues running its course. 

  - The number of people who’ve tested positive for coronavirus in the US has now passed 5,000.



Exclusive: Elite hackers target WHO as coronavirus cyberattacks spike



These 5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies Are the Latest Viral Recipe — and They're Really Good



How To Check If Someone Else Is Using Your Social Security Number



Maingear Uses PC Building Tech to Produce Low-Cost Ventilators

The custom PC desktop maker is proposing to use its manufacturing facilities in New Jersey to churn out a prototype emergency ventilator, which can be made at scale and at lower costs.



Set up emergency medical information on your iPhone while you’re thinking about it



Apple releases watchOS 6.2.1 with FaceTime Audio bug fixes



How to get Chrome dark mode

Give Chrome the dark mode treatment



Firefox now tells Mozilla what your default browser is every day



Here's what Twitter's weird 'data-sharing' notification really means

The change helps Twitter “continue operating as a free service."



The best 30-day streaming TV trials for stay-at-home binge watching

Netflix, Amazon Prime, CBS All Access, and more will let you stream their TV shows and movies free for a month.


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Optimising your PC for Audio on Windows 10



Help protect against harmful apps with Google Play Protect



Amazon says it will investigate after we obtained a photo appearing to show a lack of social distancing at Indiana warehouse



Android saw a 98 percent drop in apps asking for call and text data

Google's attempts to curb permission abuse appear to be working.



Why Don’t I Get Sound from My Computer? (A Checklist)

"No sound" can happen for a variety of reasons. Here's how to troubleshoot if your computer is inexplicably silent.



Hackers' New Target During Pandemic: Video Conference Calls



Netflix just got a bunch of new parental controls — here’s how to use them

  - Netflix rolled out a bunch of new parental controls that let you see what your kids are watching or block specific shows and movies.

  - You can set up a profile so that kids can only view specific content, like shows and movies that are only approved for kids or teens.

  - Here’s how to set up those parental controls on Netflix.



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



Microsoft Buys Corp.com So Bad Guys Can’t



Edge Browser Gets New Features, Based on Chrome



List of Xbox One cross-play games

Your Xbox One can play with anyone, anywhere, anytime — all thanks to these cross-play-compatible games.



Russia-connected group pushed fake documents aimed at political flashpoints, researchers say

The report comes as election security experts remain on alert for efforts to manipulate the 2020 election from Russia and many other countries and nonstate actors.



How to Stop Ad Blocker Detection on Websites



[Windows 10 Fix] OneNote App Crashes and Closes on Startup



How to prevent Facebook from accessing your photos



Health-Monitoring ‘Smart Toilet’ Remembers Your Distinctive Butthole (we all need one of these)



AT&T TV Now review: The fall of a once-mighty bundle

AT&T’s penny-pinching has made this streaming bundle a lot worse than it used to be.



Microsoft News Bar app brings latest headlines to desktop on Windows 10

Microsoft made a scrolling news app for the Windows 10 desktop.



How to: Make your own disinfectant wipes



Netflix Adds More Parental Control Options

It's now possible to protect profiles with a PIN as well as limit the content your kids can watch by age rating and block individual series or movies.



Tech giants such as Google, Facebook seek to defer Indian digital tax: sources



Safari flaw let intruders hijack cameras on iPhones and Macs

You only had to click a link for a hacker to eavesdrop on your activity.



Can I Back Up to an Internal Drive?

Backing up to a second physical internal drive can be a good tool in your backup arsenal, as long as you understand its limitations.



Internet Overseers Seek Crackdown on Coronavirus Website Scams



Zoom faces investor lawsuit over privacy and security flaws

  - The lawsuit reportedly claims that concerns over Zoom’s security and privacy flaws have hit its stock price.

  - Despite the news of legal action, Zoom stock was up more than 4% Wednesday morning.

  - The app has been banned by Elon Musk’s SpaceX and New York schools over the flaws.



The 10 Best Sites for Reading Free Children’s Books and Stories Online



‘War Dialing’ Tool Exposes Zoom’s Password Problems



Chrome Cookie Change Put on Hold due to Pandemic



Amazon makes push into cloud gaming with Project Tempo

While talk of cloud gaming is all the rage, Amazon enters the discussion.



'Every day is a crisis': Zoom boosts its security as scrutiny grows

“We’ve got to double down on privacy, double down on security," Zoom CEO Eric Yuan said.



Zoom promises to improve its security and privacy as usage (and concern) soars



[Software Update] Google Chrome 81 Stable Version Available for Download



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



Quibi Would Be a Great Service If I Didn't Have to Stream It on My Phone



Vizio’s SmartCast TV platform adds 30 free streaming channels

USA Today, CBC News, TMZ, Fubo Sports Network, and more are coming to Vizio SmartCast TVs.



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.



The newest scam targeting grandparents’ coronavirus fears



What Does Big Tech Know About You? Basically Everything

Security Baron examined the privacy policies of Facebook, Google, Apple, Twitter, Amazon, and Microsoft and put together a handy infographic showing the types of data each company admits to collecting.



Nvidia Unveils New High-End Notebook GPUs and More



YouTube will remove videos falsely linking COVID-19 to 5G

It's only downplaying videos with 'plain' 5G conspiracy theories, however.



How to Change the Default Search Engine in Microsoft Edge (New & Old)

It is possible to change the default search engine in Edge; it's just not obvious.



Security, Privacy Issues Found in Government COVID-19 Mobile Apps



Five steps Microsoft should take RIGHT NOW to help us through the pandemic

Competitive decisions made in the past need to be re-examined in light of the world’s current COVID-fettered state. It’s time for Microsoft to look hard at how its behavior wreaks unnecessary havoc on a billion customers. We need to stop the Windows roller coaster.



Transcribe Speech in Real Time With Google Translate



Phish of GoDaddy Employee Jeopardized Escrow.com, Among Others



Windows Update Notifications Changing



FBI recommends passphrases over password complexity

Longer passwords, even consisting of simpler words or constructs, are better than short passwords with special characters.



Fraudsters blast consumers with stimulus check scams

Checks are yet to go out, but the Federal Trade Commission has already received 55 complaints about fraud and violation of do-not-call lists about the shady attempts.



Staying away from the gym? The GPS-equipped Apple Watch Series 5 is $50 off

Best Buy and other retailers are selling the GPS only Apple Watch Series 5 for $50 cheaper today.



[Tip] How to Disable New Redesigned Address bar and Restore Classic Address bar in Mozilla Firefox



How to change permissions on Mac and keep your data private



Zoom Makes Common-Sense Security Measures Default After Wave of Troll Attacks



AMC Networks offers free 'The Walking Dead' episodes, plus free seasons of IFC and Sundance TV shows

Stuck at home? Catch up on the latest season of 'The Walking Dead' for free.



Windows 10 version 2004: 14 best new features

Here's a list with the best new features and changes that you'll find on Windows 10 version 2004 .



Have basic questions about COVID-19? Use these resources and DON’T call 911



Asus Launches Premium 2-in-1 Chromebook Flip C436 With 10th-Gen Intel Chips

A convertible Chromebook powered by a Core i3/Core i5 and promising 12 hours of battery life, but it's not cheap.



11 Albums to Relax You When Things Are Way Too Stressful



Best Buy is selling the NVIDIA Shield TV for $20 off

It has a great remote, Dolby Vision and AI upscaling.



How Can a PIN Be as Secure as a Password?

On the surface, signing into Windows using a PIN feels less secure than a traditional password. It's possible it's more secure.



Increase in Exploited Zero-Days Shows Broader Access to Vulnerabilities



We need to social-distance from the scammers

One economic activity that’s thriving during the coronavirus pandemic is hacking. Hackers always follow the money — and they aren’t about to let a worldwide crisis stop them.



How to Master the Reminders App on Your iPhone or iPad



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



Chrome Cookie Change Put on Hold due to Pandemic



Hacking the iOS/macOS webcam – Apple pays out $75,000 to bug hunter



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.



Truth or Fiction



[Software Update] Mozilla Firefox 75.0 Now Available for Download



How to control access to your microphone on Mac



Where to Get a Laptop Under $300 Right Now



If you're buying smart home stuff, this eBay coupon will save you 15%

Save big on Google, Samsung, Arlo, and more.



How to resize images in File Explorer on Windows 10

Do you need a quick way to resize images? Use PowerToys to add an image resizer option to the File Explorer context menu – here's how.



Coronavirus tip: How to order groceries online and safely unpack them



WhatsApp Limits 'Viral' Message Forwarding to Stop COVID-19 Misinformation

The Facebook-owned service is adding the restriction amid reports that the chat platform has become rife with misinformation about the coronavirus, including false claims about cures and treatments.



Health officials say Americans should limit grocery store and pharmacy trips or 'we can have another peak in a few weeks'



How to allow camera access: Tips & Tricks



HBO is making some of its iconic shows free to watch for everyone stuck at home

HBO is making some great TV available to watch for free, with no end date in sight.



LMDE4: How Much Does Debian Matter?


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New Study To Determine If Wearable Data Can Provide Early Indication Of Viral Illness



Hackers Are Abusing 2 New Firefox Vulnerabilities

Although the flaws only work under certain conditions, the company has rated both of them as critical. The good news is that Mozilla quickly released a patch to fix the problems.



What is Snopes?

We are the internet’s go-to source for discerning what is true and what is total nonsense. Before you scroll further, a few tips on how to “snopes”:



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



Why You Should Upgrade Your Old Computer Monitor



Chrome 81: mixed content images will be upgraded or blocked



The best cheap Windows laptops and Chromebooks you can get now under $500

With an unprecedented number of cheap laptops out of stock exactly when we need them, picking through the slim pickings is tough. We'll try to lighten your load.



Host a Quick Meeting With Skype's 'Meet Now', No Login Needed



Google Patches Android Security Risk, Update Now

The latest fix addresses three critical flaws



Amazon is tracking warehouse workers and says it could fire them for violating social distancing rules

  - Amazon has started disciplining warehouse workers who violate social distancing rules, which mandate that they stay 6 feet away from their colleagues in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

  - Workers will receive a warning if they fail to follow the rules. If they’re caught a second time, they may get fired.



Ask Leo! Live

Ask Leo! Live is exactly as the name implies: I’ll broadcast a live webinar on YouTube for somewhere from 30 to 60 minutes. Generally there’ll be one topic or demonstration, with general Q&A as we wait for things or at the end. Questions can be submitted via the chat window during the event.



OGUsers hacked again, user records uploaded by competitor



Microsoft 365: Everything you need to know about Microsoft's new productivity subscription

Launching April 21 with new features and benefits on top of Office 365



Microsoft Edge becomes the second most popular desktop web browser

It's more popular than Firefox after just a few months.



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

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



Got a Windows 10 Wi-Fi Problem? Here’s How to Fix It



[Tip] How to Change Downloads Folder Location in Your Web Browser



Exclusive: iPhone 9 launch imminent, 2020 ‘iPhone SE’ in red, white, and black with up to 256GB



Why Zoom became so popular

Its selling points also introduce privacy and security risks



The Best Free Firewall Software [December 2019]



Wacky 5G coronavirus conspiracy theories now being shared by celebrities



23 Hidden Tricks Inside Windows 10

Windows is a vast operating system with plenty of features you might never stumble upon. Make the most of Windows 10 with these expert tips.



These DIY Face Mask Materials Are Best, According To Scientists



All Microsoft’s PowerToys for Windows 10, Explained



Customize the mouse pointer's movement and behavior with WinMouse



Coronavirus and pets: How COVID-19 affects cats and dogs

The coronavirus originated in animals but is it a danger to pets? Here's everything we know about COVID-19 and companion animals.



If You Use the Key Ring App, Update Your Account Security Now



New Pixel Update Improves Gestures, Image Effects, Wallet and More

Some safety and camera features will only hit the Pixel 4, though



Airbnb is raising $1 billion amid fallout from coronanvirus

  - Airbnb raised $1 billion in a new round of funding led by Silver Lake and Sixth Street Partners.

  - However, the company’s valuation has fallen to about $26 billion from $31 billion in 2017 as its business slows due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  - It’s still unclear if Airbnb plans to go public this year.



Preparing For The Ultimate Disaster

If you're not around to unlock all the digital data you take such care to secure, who will be able to access it, and how?



Rush to adopt online learning under COVID-19 exposes schools to cyberattacks



Acer announces availability for new Swift 3 and Aspire 5 laptops

Acer's upcoming Swift 3 and Aspire 5 laptops have Ryzen 4000 series chips inside.



UK carriers would appreciate you not setting cell towers on fire

They're urging a stop to attacks based on false 5G coronavirus conspiracies.



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

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



Windows 10 Won’t Boot? 12 Fixes to Get Your PC Running Again (before its needed, make a Recovery USB drive)



[Tip] Enable Hidden Secret Full Screen Drop Down UI in Microsoft Edge



Leaked image shows off apparent iPhone 12 Pro with triple lens camera and LiDAR Scanner



Skype tries competing with Zoom by reminding people that they don’t need the app or an account to make a call

A tweet reminder



How To Solve A Typecheck Offending Command Setlinecap Error



Tech how-to: Set up multiple desktops to keep work and home separate



21 Hidden iOS 13 Features You'll Want to Try

A new iPhone operating system always generates news, but what about the iOS 13 features Apple hasn't made a big deal about? Here's what you need to check out.



Immunologist featured in popular Netflix documentary thinks he's found potential cure to COVID-19



How to Create Expense and Income Spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel



Capture screenshots, delayed shots, scrolling snapshots, and edit them with Screenpresso



5G has no link to COVID-19 and Facebook, YouTube are taking down posts

Influencers and Russia are pushing conspiracy theories that link the coronavirus to the new, super-fast wireless technology. They're absolutely wrong.



Everything You Need to Know About Quibi (you can cast the content to TV's though sometimes an added device is needed.  Make sure your power is plugged in)



Is Your Smartphone Battery All Right?

My Pixel 3 XL battery expanded until it split the phone wide open



NBCUniversal will devote more time to news as it cuts commercial airtime

  - NBCUniversal says it’s offering resources like more access to talent and remote production to its advertising partners as it also reduces commercial time. 

  - Marketers are pausing advertising plans or shift messages and consumers are watching more content as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.



Why Does Malware Exist?

Malware has come a long, long way since it began as a benign joke or proof-of-concept. Today, most malware boils down to someone, somewhere, making money.



COVID-19 by the numbers



HBO unlocks 500 hours of must-see films and TV series to stream for free



Safari flaw let intruders hijack cameras on iPhones and Macs

You only had to click a link for a hacker to eavesdrop on your activity.



Get Back Your Email Privacy. Block Email Tracking.

The #1 most downloaded Gmail extension for blocking read receipts

and other email tracking pixels.



100% Disk Usage in Windows 10 Fixed With 14 Tricks



Download Official Microsoft PowerToys for Windows 10



Apple to live stream ‘One World: Together At Home’ virtual concert in benefit of COVID-19



Thousands of Zoom recordings exposed because of the way Zoom names recordings

It’s unclear if Zoom will change how it names the videos



Honey – A Quality Service To Save Money, Or A Scam?



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



Purism Unveils Librem Mini Privacy-Focused PC

It's smaller than a Mac mini, runs PureOS Linux, and is focused on providing 'freedom, privacy and security.'



28 Texas spring breakers who just returned from Cabo have tested positive for the coronavirus



How to Quickly Turn on Low Power Mode on Your iPhone or iPad



Microsoft postpones TLS 1.0 and 1.1 deprecation to second half of 2020



School districts reportedly ban Zoom over security issues

The New York City Department of Education told teachers to switch to Microsoft Teams, according to Chalkbeat.



You Can Still Order Girl Scout Cookies Online



How to Back Up an iPhone Without iTunes

MacOS Catalina eliminates iTunes, but there are other backup methods




PixelBlock is a Gmail extension that blocks people from tracking when you open their emails.



Can the Owner of an Open WiFi Hotspot See What Files I’m Downloading?

Open WiFi hotspot downloads are available for the internet cafe owner to see. Whether or not they take the time to do it is another story!



Mozilla patches two Firefox vulnerabilities active in the wild



A Microsoft Surface phone could have THREE screens, according to patent

Microsoft might add a third screen to its mobile Surface design, according to a patent.



The Morning After: Mobile video service Quibi launches today

On your phone, and only on your phone.



Homework Center



15 Windows Command Prompt (CMD) Commands You Must Know



[Tip] Disable Security Questions Requirement for Local User Accounts in Windows 10



MSI unveils new 17-inch mini LED laptop ahead of expected switch for MacBook Pro and iPad



‘Zoombombing’ is a federal offense that could result in imprisonment, prosecutors warn

Hacking into a conference call seems like a fun prank — until you get arrested



7 Great Showbox Alternatives [March 2020]



Twitter used your phone number and email to sell targeted ads



Almost Two-Thirds of US Workforce Must Work From Home, Many with Crap Internet

There's about 10 million new or continuing WFH Americans who are trying to function with internet problems or horrible cellular signals. Thankfully, 50 percent of them are regularly disinfecting their phones.



What is OneDrive?



Rotten Tomatos

Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.



Cloudflare launches For Families with filter support



Quibi: All the shows you can watch and when

The short-form video service is live, and its big-name stars are ready for streaming. So what can you actually watch on it?



How Do YOU Back Up, Leo?

I talk about backing up a lot, and I do practice what I preach. I'll explain what I do to back up my world.



HOW TO USE a BUTTON with Raspberry Pi


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Google Pixel 4a launch looks imminent as Google stops selling Pixel 3

The Pixel 4a may be close to launch since Google is no longer selling the Pixel 3



One Woman's Video Meeting Went Comically Wrong

Lizet Ocampo was a good spud about it



Trolls Crash Online AA Meetings To Taunt Addicts Under Quarantine: ‘Alcohol Is Soooo Good’



Where to buy Clorox wipes: These retailers still have stock

Here's where you can buy Clorox wipes online to help combat coronavirus.



Bit Rot: How Hard Drives and SSDs Die Over Time



Microsoft is Alerting Hospitals Vulnerable to Ransomware Attacks



How to share your Android phone’s mobile connection by tethering or hotspot

Get the hookup.



How to Use an iPhone as a Webcam

Repurpose an iOS device to check in on your home, pets, and more



How to Share Your Android Wi-Fi Password Using QR Code



How to video chat with family and friends on your smartphone

Book some face time



How to Create InPrivate Browsing Shortcut for Microsoft Edge Chromium



Folding@Home now battling coronavirus with combined power of more than world's seven most powerful supercomputers

Folding@Home is battling coronavirus with combined processing power more powerful than the world's most powerful supercomputer.



How to apply Data Validation to Cells in Microsoft Excel



FBI Warns Education & Remote Work Platforms About Cyberattacks

The FBI expects attackers will target virtual environments as more organizations rely on them as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.



Leak: Intel’s Rocket Lake To Deliver New 14nm CPU Architecture, PCIe 4.0



Password hacking compromised more than 150 million accounts this past year.

Find out if a password hack has exposed your password online.




Automate the execution of various tasks that you normally perform manually without any coding skills using this straightforward application



The 8 Best Chrome Privacy Extensions for Better Security



Ask Amy: Uninvited guests at kid’s party leave host with big bill



The do’s and don’ts of video conferencing

How not to embarrass yourself on Zoom



How to resize images in File Explorer on Windows 10

Do you need a quick way to resize images? Use PowerToys to add an image resizer option to the File Explorer context menu – here's how.



This free plugin blocks websites that distract you during the workday



Report: Amazon Delays Prime Day 2020

Amazon is postponing the annual online shopping event at least until August, Reuters reports, citing an internal memo.



How to use your phone as a webcam

No need to go out and buy a new gadget; here's how to use your phone as a webcam



How to Create and Manage Teams in Microsoft Teams



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



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.



Is Zoom Evil or Unlucky?

Your favorite video conferencing platform is entering a rough patch



How to Enable the Site-Specific Browser (SSB) in Firefox



How to use Google Hangouts

This is how you hang out with the best of them



How to Reopen Closed Tab in Microsoft Edge Chromium



Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam vs. Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam: Which should you buy?



Remove metadata from files with ExifCleaner for Windows 10



This is Not Your Father’s Ransomware

Ransomware operators are aiming for bigger targets and hitting below the belt. With doxing and extortion threats added to the mix, ransomware is evolving into something even more sinister.



Introducing Raspberry Pi Imager, our new imaging utility



iPhone SE 2020 preview: Price, specs, size, and an imminent launch likely for Apple's budget phone

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



Tab Session Manager for Firefox

Save the state of your Firefox tabs and restore them at any point with the help of this approachable browser extension that can create automatic backups



The 5 Best Open-Source VPNs for Linux and Windows



Nintendo Switch eShop Spring Sale drops hundreds of games by up to 80%

Breath of the Wild, Donkey Kong Country and Kirby Star Allies to be added next week.



Google launches a better camera app for new Android Go low-end devices

There are now 100 million active Android Go devices



Windows 10 update KB4554364 releases for version 1909 and 1903

Windows 10 receives KB4554364 update to fix critical VPN problem that could prevent people working from home.



Stay connected: Best ways to check in with elderly or disabled loved ones



Nothing to Watch? These Streaming Services Have Extended Trials and Free Content

Stuck in the house during the COVID-19 outbreak? Streaming services like Acorn TV and Shudder are coming to the rescue with extended free trials and discounts.



Where to buy hand sanitizer: These retailers still have stock

Where to buy hand sanitizer – here's where it's still in stock



How to Translate a Word Document



Microsoft: Emotet Took Down a Network by Overheating All Computers



Intel calls its 5.3GHz 'Comet Lake-H' chip for gaming laptops the 'fastest mobile processor'

Intel's new 10th-gen Core chips are the fastest ever, Intel claims, setting up a showdown between the Comet Lake-H chips and AMD's latest Ryzen 9 4900HS.



Zoom for Mac Has Two New Security Flaws

They require local access to your Mac, but can let hackers take over



How to Run Kodi and Netflix on Raspberry Pi



How do I connect my laptop to my TV?

Get your media up on the big screen



How to Turn On or Off Hardware Accelerated Video Encoding in Windows 10 Photos app



Microsoft Editor updated with new features, coming to Edge and Outlook

The Microsoft Editor is expanding with new features and availability inside Microsoft Edge, Word, and Outlook.



Can the whole Internet crash? Can overuse bring down the Internet?



COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary

Check out Dark Reading's updated, exclusive news and commentary surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.



Raspberry Pi SD Card Speed Test



5 ways to improve your relationship with Alexa

It's important to get along with everyone you’re staying at home with, including Alexa.




Text-to-speech tool with the Microsoft Anna voice and generous features, such as Clipboard monitor, text extraction, batch file conversion, spellchecker, along with speech rate, pitch and volume adjustment



How to Find and Grab Free Logins for Websites



';--have i been pwned? (everyone should check this out 2 to 4 times per year and change passwords if same as you are using to prevent compromise your accounts, same for credit cards, etc.)



Skype tries competing with Zoom by reminding people that they don’t need the app or an account to make a call

A tweet reminder



How to install Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 on Windows 10

Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 is coming to Windows 10, and this how you can start using it.



5 ways to keep your home office from becoming a fire hazard



2020 iPads Include Hardware Microphone Disconnect

iPads don't have a lid like MacBooks do, so engaging the microphone disconnect requires the use of an MFI compliant case.



Where to buy Lysol wipes: These retailers still have stock

Lysol wipes are still available at these online stores



How to use the dig Command on Linux



New Coronavirus-Themed Malware Locks You Out of Windows



Home office tech: Essential tips to maintain your PC, router and more

The last thing you want when you're working from home is downtime.



iPhone 9 Might Launch April 5: Report

Case shipments indicate new 4.7-inch iPhone is coming soon



How to Free up Storage Space on Android



How to read books online for free

You don’t need to leave the house to get your culture fix



How to Enable or Disable Touch by Finger in Windows 10



Money in Excel can help you keep on top of your finances

Money in Excel can automatically connect to your bank and credit card accounts to import transactions.



Best Chrome security extensions that offer protection while browsing



Phishers Try 'Text Direction Deception' Technique to Bypass Email Filters

With COVID-19 concerns running high, attackers are trying new tactics to get to users.



It's NordVPN's Birthday, and a 3-Year Plan Is 70% off [Exclusive]



Zoom Pauses Feature Updates to Fix Its Privacy and Security Issues



Viber for Windows

Conveniently place phone calls and send SMS messages for free to smartphones running popular operating systems, by using WiFi or 3G



How to Wipe Your Hard Drive While Leaving the OS Intact



How secure is my password?



Here are a bunch of free music apps and sample packs while we’re all stuck inside

Hunker down with some new digital toys



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.



7 incredibly useful sites you might not know about to get things done during this pandemic



HBO Streaming 500 Hours of Free TV, Films, Documentaries for a Limited Time

Binge-watch 'The Sopranos' and 'Veep' or host family movie night via HBO Now and HBO GO.



iPhone 9 will be called iPhone SE and could launch soon (Update)

Apple iPhone SE looks set to make a comeback if an Apple Store leak is legitimate



Ford Mustang factory to build respirators for coronavirus fight, UAW says



Windows Subsystem for Linux - Add desktop experience to Ubuntu



Supposed 'iPhone 9' leak again suggests handset will share design with iPhone 8

Another day, another "iPhone SE 2" accessory leak. An alleged photograph of what is claimed to be Target's merchandise stocking system reveals an unreleased Zagg screen protector compatible with iPhone 6, 7, 8 and an as-yet-unreleased "iPhone 9."


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