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(Zoom Advise: To secure your privacy, make sure to establish the proper security settings. Meanwhile, avoid sharing links and special instructions over social media, and only send them to confirmed email accounts. Also, remember that in large groups, you may not even notice that an intruder is there.)

 

Clean your car with the right stuff to fight viruses and germs

The coronavirus is a reminder that cars are germ-filled places. Here are some precautions you can take now, and some new tech that could help in the war against germs soon.

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/coronavirus-covid-19-virus-car-tech-germs-hepa-ultraviolet-clean/

 

This $37 Smart Security Camera Can Be Turned Into a Webcam — and It’s In Stock Now

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/37-smart-security-camera-turned-172355020.html

 

How to Skip Back and Forward 10 Seconds in YouTube and Other Apps

https://www.howtogeek.com/667493/how-to-skip-back-and-forward-10-seconds-in-youtube-and-other-apps/

 

MoMA Now Offers Free Art Classes Online

https://lifehacker.com/moma-now-offers-free-art-classes-online-1842928864

 

Full Temp folder with .appx files triggers Low Disk Space error in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/full-temp-folder-with-appx-files-triggers-low-disk-space-error

 

Put this dual-monitor mount in your home office for just $78

These are the cheapest gas-spring articulated monitor arms we could find.

https://www.cnet.com/news/put-this-dual-monitor-mount-in-your-home-office-for-just-78/

 

Mozilla extends add-ons support in new Firefox for Android browser

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/16/mozilla-extends-add-ons-support-in-new-firefox-for-android-browser/

 

Social listening: how to share music with friends and family over the internet

Music sharing over the web

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/social-listening-how-to-listen-to-music-with-friends-and-family-over-the-internet

 

California software developer hit with W-2 scam

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/california-software-developer-hit-with-w-2-scam/

 

How to Turn On and Setup or Turn Off Calls in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC for Android Phone

https://tinyurl.com/y9yfskum

 

Useful Fire TV Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Usage Experience

https://www.maketecheasier.com/smart-home/fire-tv-tips-tricks/

 

May 2020 Windows 10 Update: Linux, Ray Tracing, Search Upgrades

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/309455-microsoft-announces-may-2020-windows-10-update

 

Ultimate Windows PC Mastery: 70+ Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials for Everyone

You may know your way around a Windows PC, but there are tons of tips, tricks, and tutorials you should be using that can make your life way easier and more productive!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-pc-mastery/

 

How to Install the Final Windows 10 May 2020 Update Build

Microsoft has finalized the development of Windows 10 May 2020 Update, also known as version 2004, so the company has just pushed the RTM build to users in the Release Preview ring o the Windows Insider program.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-to-install-the-final-windows-10-may-2020-update-build-529754.shtml

 

Valorant beta scam infects your PC with malware: Don't download this

A supposed key generator for the upcoming Valorant game installs malware instead

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/valorant-beta-keygen-malware

 

The 8 Best Free Skype Alternatives of 2020

Try these free video chat and phone call apps

https://www.lifewire.com/best-free-skype-alternatives-4842385

 

The great 5G coronavirus conspiracy

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/5g-coronavirus-conspiracy/735434/

 

38 Gmail Tips That Will Help You Conquer Email

Google's free email service has come a long way since its debut in 2004. It's time you became a Gmail power user. These tips will get you there.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/38-gmail-tips-that-will-help-you-conquer-email

 

Gmail blocked millions of daily coronavirus-related malware, scam messages: Google

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/gmail-blocked-millions-daily-coronavirus-120455968.html

 

How to Create a Custom Map in Google Maps

https://www.howtogeek.com/664890/how-to-create-a-custom-map-in-google-maps/

 

You Can Help The Smithsonian Transcribe Some of Sally Ride's Notebooks

https://lifehacker.com/you-can-help-the-smithsonian-transcribe-some-of-sally-r-1842926929

 

List of factors to consider when buying a computer (also consider the display screen resolution, HD (720p), FHD (1080p), or 1440p)

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/factors-to-consider-when-buying-a-computer

 

Get a new, no-contract iPhone XR for $376 after rebate

OK, you do have to use Visible as your carrier for two months, but that's it.

https://www.cnet.com/news/get-a-new-no-contract-iphone-xr-for-376-after-rebate/

 

Nirsoft adds file previews to Chrome Cache Viewer

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/15/nirsoft-adds-file-previews-to-chrome-cache-viewer/

 

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

Alone or with other card game fans

https://www.techradar.com/news/how-to-play-card-games-online-digital-poker-patience-and-more

 

Texas judge OKs expanded mail-in voting during COVID-19 pandemic

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/texas-judge-oks-expanded-mail-in-voting-during-covid-19-pandemic/

 

How to Add or Remove Allowed Apps through Controlled Folder Access in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/113430-add-remove-allowed-apps-controlled-folder-access-windows-10-a.html

 

4 of the Best Safari Alternatives for Your Mac

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-safari-alternatives-for-mac/

 

Western Digital, Seagate Are Shipping Slow SMR Drives Without Informing Customers: Reports [Updated]

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/309389-western-digital-seagate-reportedly-shipping-slow-smr-drives-without-informing-customers

 

The 10 Best Reverse Image Search Apps for iPhone and Android

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reverse-image-search-apps/

 

Windows 10 May 2020 Update (Version 2004) RTM Is Ready

Microsoft has just made one huge step towards the release of the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, also known as version 2004, to production devices: it shipped the final build to the last batch of testers.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-may-2020-update-version-2004-rtm-is-ready-529753.shtml

 

How to use Zoom on iPhone, Android, Windows and Mac

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/how-to-use-zoom

 

How to Use a Chromebook Offline

With a little preparation, you can accomplish plenty

https://www.lifewire.com/use-chromebook-offline-4802647

 

Out of work? 40 companies hiring work from home jobs

https://www.komando.com/how-tos/companies-hiring-wfh-jobs/735082/

 

How to Make and Receive Phone Calls on Your iPad or Mac

For those times when your iPhone isn’t handy, your iPad and Mac can handle phone calls, thanks to a feature known as iPhone Cellular Calls. Here's how to set it up.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-make-and-receive-phone-calls-on-your-ipad-or-mac

 

This device lets you print sticky notes, grocery lists and even sends messages to distant friends

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/2020-04-17-this-device-lets-you-print-sticky-notes-grocery-lists-and-even-sends-messages-to-distant-friends-24016521.html

 

8 Ways to Secure Your Next Zoom Video Call

https://www.howtogeek.com/668477/8-ways-to-secure-your-next-zoom-video-call/

 

How to Install Microsoft's Big Windows 10 May Update Right Now

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-install-microsofts-big-windows-10-may-update-rig-1842925015

 

WinMouse lets you customize & improve mouse pointer movement on Windows PC

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/winmouse-lets-you-customize-improve-mouse-pointer-movement-on-windows-pc

 

Are more people cutting the cord during this pandemic?

Researcher Bruce Leichtman says that may be asking the wrong question.

https://www.cnet.com/news/are-more-people-cutting-the-cord-during-this-pandemic/

 

TBTray is an open source program that minimizes Thunderbird to the system tray

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/14/tbtray-is-an-open-source-program-that-minimizes-thunderbird-to-the-system-tray/

 

How to use Netflix Party to watch TV and movies together online

Have a Netflix virtual house party

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-netflix-party-to-watch-tv-and-movies-together-online

 

TikTok app inherently unsafe and a privacy risk

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/privacy-compliance/tiktok-app-inherently-unsafe-and-a-privacy-risk/

 

How to Allow or Deny OS and Apps Access to Microphone in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/102647-allow-deny-os-apps-access-microphone-windows-10-a.html

 

Installing Node-RED on Raspberry Pi: A Visual Editor For Your Smart Home

https://www.maketecheasier.com/smart-home/installing-node-red-on-raspberry-pi/

 

The 7 Best Reminder Apps on Andriod

https://www.reviewgeek.com/39533/the-7-best-reminder-apps-on-android/

 

External Drive Not Showing Up or Recognized? 5 Potential Fixes to Try

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/external-drive-not-recognized-this-is-how-to-fix-it-in-windows/

 

Microsoft Breaks Down, Then Fixes, Windows Defender Antivirus

Microsoft has accidentally broken down the Windows Defender antivirus on Windows 10 a few hours ago, but the company has already shipped a new update to resolve the issue.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-breaks-down-then-fixes-windows-defender-antivirus-529756.shtml

 

How to set up a Zoom meeting

Here's how to set up Zoom meeting on your computer or your phone

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/how-to-set-up-a-zoom-meeting

 

How to Change Your Facebook Password

It's easy to change or reset your Facebook password

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-change-your-facebook-password-4800202

 

Free tools to check if your Mac or Windows computer is infected with a virus

https://www.komando.com/news/free-virus-scanners-mac-windows/735144/

 

What to Do If Your Phone Won't Turn On

Has your phone stopped turning on? Here are some troubleshooting tips that can help you get your iPhone or Android device running again.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/what-to-do-if-your-phone-wont-turn-on

 

Make Way for Low-Cost 5G Smartphones

https://www.yahoo.com/news/way-low-cost-5g-smartphones-204915671.html

 

5G Conspiracy Theories: The Craziest Emails We’ve Gotten

https://www.howtogeek.com/668042/5g-conspiracy-theories-the-craziest-emails-we%e2%80%99ve-gotten/

 

How to Install the Best Firefox Extensions on Android

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-install-the-best-firefox-extensions-on-android-1842922161

 

Microsoft Teams Camera greyed out or not working

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-teams-camera-greyed-out-or-not-working

 

10 best phones under $500: iPhone 8, Pixel 3A, Galaxy A50 and more

If you're looking for a phone on a budget, check out CNET's top 10 picks.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-phone-under-500-iphone-8-pixel-3a-xl-galaxy-a50-more/

 

Tabs Aside is a Firefox extension that lets you save and restore browser sessions

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/13/tabs-aside-is-a-firefox-extension-that-lets-you-save-and-restore-browser-sessions/

 

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

Get your photo backups sorted with Google's cloud service

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

 

Researchers see a boom in Zoom domains, stolen accounts

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/news-archive/coronavirus/researchers-see-a-boom-in-zoom-domains-stolen-accounts/

 

How to Turn On or Off Get even more out of Windows Suggestions in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/137645-turn-off-get-even-more-out-windows-suggestions-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Manage Your PPAs with Ubuntu’s Software & Updates

https://www.maketecheasier.com/manage-ppas-with-ubuntus-software-updates/

 

5 YouTube Channels to Help You Build Your New Desktop PC

https://www.reviewgeek.com/40480/5-youtube-channels-to-help-you-build-your-new-desktop-pc/

 

How to Fake Edit Website Text Using Google Chrome

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-fake-edit-website-text-using-nothing-but-chrome/

 

Microsoft Poaches Apple 5G Expert as 5G iPhone Is Just Around the Corner

Everybody knows that Apple is currently giving the finishing touches to its first-ever 5G iPhone, with the debut set for the fall of 2020, so you wouldn’t normally expect the company to leave one of its top experts to depart the company at such an important time.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-poaches-apple-5g-expert-as-5g-iphone-is-just-around-the-corner-529734.shtml

 

How to join a Zoom meeting

How to join a Zoom meeting on desktop or mobile

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/how-to-join-a-zoom-meeting

 

34 Best Free Backup Software Tools

Reviews of the Best Free Backup Software for Windows

https://www.lifewire.com/free-backup-software-tools-2617964

 

Online thieves have a new tactic to steal your money

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/online-security-at-risk-without-this-tool/576906/

 

How to Connect Your iPhone or iPad to Your TV

Your iOS devices are great media players, but sometimes you want to watch on a big screen. Here's how to connect your phone to your TV.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-connect-your-iphone-or-ipad-to-your-tv

 

Before You Sign That Privacy Statement, Know What It's Really Saying

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/sign-privacy-statement-know-really-115649362.html

 

These Are the Best Podcasts for Kids

https://offspring.lifehacker.com/these-are-the-best-podcasts-for-kids-1842902259

 

How to use Custom Backgrounds in Microsoft Teams

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-use-custom-backgrounds-in-microsoft-teams

 

Pimoroni Fan SHIM

https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/articles/pimoroni-fan-shim

 

How to Scan Documents in Notes App for iOS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/scan-documents-notes-app-ios/

 

How to stream on Mixer

Mix it up

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-stream-on-mixer

 

How to Check the Version Number of Apple Safari Browser

When you need to know which Safari you're running

https://www.lifewire.com/check-the-version-number-of-safari-446563

 

Component testers: Direct from Shenzhen

https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/articles/component-testers-direct-from-shenzhen

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Even more great movies you can stream online for free

Who says sheltering in place has to be tedious?

https://www.techhive.com/article/3538468/even-more-great-movies-you-can-stream-online-for-free.html

 

The Week in Ransomware - April 17th 2020 - Changing Tactics

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/the-week-in-ransomware-april-17th-2020-changing-tactics/

 

How to free up space using storage analyzer on Windows 10

Windows 10 has a new storage analyzer to quickly identify and remove unused files and apps to free up space, and here's how to use the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/free-up-space-storage-analyzer-windows-10/

 

Leaked pics reveal Google smart debit card to rival Apple’s

https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/17/google-card/

 

Windows 10 May 2020 Update review: Welcome improvements to everyday essentials

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

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-may-2020-update-review

 

How to get Zoom dark mode

Video conferencing turns to the dark side

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

 

An upcoming macOS update may help your MacBook’s battery last longer

The feature will monitor the overall health of your computer's battery.

https://www.engadget.com/macos-catalina-battery-health-management-175659826.html

 

Best web browser 2020: Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera go head-to-head

We take a look at the performance and features of the big four internet browsers to see which one will serve you best.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3213031/best-web-browsers.html

 

Deep Fakes: Getting Too Real?

https://askbobrankin.com/deep_fakes_getting_too_real.html

 

5 Tools to Give an Online Presentation From Anywhere

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/give-online-presentation-anywhere/

 

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

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

 

Top 10 Zoom alternatives for video conferencing

Zoom has recently made headlines for its security vulnerabilities. Here are other popular video collaboration platforms from some big-name brands.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/top-10-zoom-alternatives-for-video-conferencing/

 

Apple Music is now available on the web so you don’t have to use iTunes

  - Apple Music is now available to stream in your web browser.

  - Apple Music for the web quietly launched in beta in September.

  - Apple Music for the web requires a subscription, at $9.99 per month, and is similar to Spotify’s web service.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/17/apple-music-web-app-launches.html

 

How to export and delete attachments from Messages

Apple offers several ways to work with attachments, if you can find them.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3535897/how-to-export-and-delete-attachments-from-messages.html

 

[Software Update] Microsoft Edge 81 Stable Version Available for Download

https://www.askvg.com/download-stable-version-of-new-microsoft-edge-browser/

 

If you're using an iPhone here's probably why you shouldn't use Zoom

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/if-youre-using-an-i-phone-heres-probably-why-you-shouldnt-use-zoom-161448025.html

 

Sony is giving two PS4 games away for free to keep you inside

https://bgr.com/2020/04/14/sony-play-at-home-free-ps4-games/

 

ANSWERING THE 12 BIGGEST QUESTIONS ABOUT APPLE AND GOOGLE’S NEW CORONAVIRUS TRACKING PROJECT

What the technical documents tell us about the project’s privacy and security measures

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/11/21216803/apple-google-coronavirus-tracking-app-covid-bluetooth-secure

 

8 Phishing Lures Preying on Pandemic Panic

Phishing campaigns and scams are skyrocketing to take advantage of people concerned about COVID-19 impacts. Here are some key examples in action.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/8-phishing-lures-preying-on-pandemic-panic/d/d-id/1337495

 

Check potential COVID-19 symptoms with these Android apps

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/coronavirus-android-apps/734823/

 

How to Host a Virtual Game Night

Don't let COVID-19 ruin your game night or trivia party. Here's what you'll need to conduct a virtual game night using video chat services and top mobile games.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-host-a-virtual-game-night

 

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 2004, MAY 2020 UPDATE, FINAL RELEASE AVAILABLE TO TESTERS

The May 2020 Update (version 2004) for Windows 10 is now available for testers in the Release Preview ring of the Windows Insider Program.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-2004-may-2020-update-download-testers/

 

GM delivers first ventilators under 30,000-unit government contrac

https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/17/gm-delivers-first-ventilators-under-30000-unit-government-contract/

 

Windows 10 May 2020 Update hands-on video: All the features and changes

Check out what's new in the next version of Windows 10 with our hands-on video

https://www.windowscentral.com/hands-windows-10-april-2020-update-showcasing-new-features-and-changes

 

5 things to consider when planning a virtual event

How to make it a success

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/5-things-to-consider-when-planning-a-virtual-event

 

The new iPhone SE shows Apple's other phones were overpriced all along

Is the iPhone 11 Pro really worth $600 more than its new sibling?

https://www.engadget.com/2020-iphone-se-shows-other-iphones-should-cost-less-200039201.html

 

What to expect in Microsoft's new Windows 10 May 2020 Update release, due soon

There's far more to talk about than there was in recent prior releases.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3520995/what-features-to-expect-in-microsofts-windows-10-20h1-version-2004.html

 

Geekly Update - 16 April 2020

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_16_april_2020.html

 

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

Companies and governments are spying on you all over the internet and beyond. We have all kinds of tips to help you reclaim your privacy online!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/online-privacy-beginners/

 

How To Download An Image From A PDF File To Your PC

https://www.techjunkie.com/download-image-pdf/

 

Raspberry Pi sales are rocketing in the middle of the coronavirus outbreak: Here's why

From ending battles over the only PC in the house to supporting 3D printing and ventilator projects, the tiny single-board computer is suddenly in great demand.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/raspberry-pi-why-sales-have-rocketed-in-the-middle-of-the-coronavirus-outbreak/

 

Houseparty CEO says people use ‘Zoom by day, Houseparty by night’

  - There is room in your life for more than just one video conferencing app, said Houseparty CEO Sima Sistani.

  - “We use Zoom as well,” Sistani said on CNBC’s “Closing Bell.” 

  - “Sometimes I say, Zoom by day, Houseparty by night,” she added. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/17/houseparty-ceo-sima-sistani-zoom-by-day-houseparty-by-night.html

 

iPad Pro Magic Keyboard vs. Smart Keyboard Folio: Which is better?

Apple’s latest iPad Pro keyboard case is ridiculously pricey, but it improves on the Smart Keyboard Folio in almost every way.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3538332/ipad-pro-magic-keyboard-vs-smart-keyboard-folio.html

 

[Tip] Remove “Collections” Button from Microsoft Edge Toolbar

https://www.askvg.com/tip-remove-collections-button-from-microsoft-edge-toolbar/

 

Coronavirus: Whistleblower Edward Snowden warns governments are building tools of ‘oppression’

https://www.yahoo.com/news/edward-snowden-coronavirus-privacy-174113469.html

 

Apple left key iPhone SE specs a mystery, but they were just revealed

https://bgr.com/2020/04/16/iphone-se-release-date-announced-mystery-specs-revealed/

 

Google saw more than 18 million daily malware and phishing emails related to COVID-19 last week

Existing phishing scams have been updated to exploit COVID-19 concerns

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/16/21223800/google-malware-phishing-covid-19-coronavirus-scams

 

COVID-Themed Phishing Messages Fill Phishing Filters on Gmail

In the past week, Google says it identified more than 18 million daily phishing messages featuring coronavirus themes.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/covid-themed-phishing-messages-fill-phishing-filters-on-gmail/d/d-id/1337590

 

Apple’s $399 iPhone: Specs, how to order, is it worth it?

https://www.komando.com/smartphones/apple-releases-iphone-se-2020/704937/

 

How to Kick Your Kids Off the Wi-Fi

If your kids need a screen-time breather, here are a few ways to disconnect their devices from Wi-Fi.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-kick-your-kids-off-the-wi-fi

 

Leading accounting firm MNP hit with cyberattack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/leading-accounting-firm-mnp-hit-with-cyberattack/

 

WHAT’S WINDOWS 10 VERSION 2004, MAY 2020 UPDATE, AND WHY YOU SHOULD UPGRADE?

Windows 10's next major release, May 2020 Update, version 2004 — codenamed "20H1"— is arriving soon, and here's all the info you need to know.

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

 

Impossible Foods rolls out to nearly 1,000 new grocery stores and supermarkets

https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/16/impossible-foods-rolls-out-to-nearly-1000-new-grocery-stores-and-supermarkets/

 

Grab Just Cause 4 for free right now on the Epic Games Store

Square Enix's open world shooter is loads of fun, and free until April 23.

https://www.windowscentral.com/grab-just-cause-4-absolutely-free-right-now-epic-games-store

 

How to clean your keyboard

It’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it

https://www.techradar.com/news/how-to-clean-your-keyboard

 

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 Lite will be available in the US tomorrow

The company also announced an affordable take on its Tab S6 tablet.

https://www.engadget.com/samsung-galaxy-s10-lite-us-launch-161721546.html

 

Microsoft announces the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, the next Windows for your PC

If you want to opt in to the Windows Insider channels, however, you can have it today.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3538410/microsoft-announces-the-windows-10-may-2020-update-the-next-windows-for-your-pc.html

 

Free Local TV - No Antenna, No Cable, No Problem

https://askbobrankin.com/free_local_tv_no_antenna_no_cable_no_problem.html

 

Nextdoor’s Help Map Helps You Help Neighbors

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/nextdoor-help-map-neighbors/

 

How To Compress PDFs In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/compress-pdf-windows/

 

Zoom: A cheat sheet about the video conferencing solution

Zoom is now a household name for work-from-home employees. Here is your guide to Zoom basics, including its security vulnerabilities and video conferencing alternatives such as Microsoft Teams.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/zoom-a-cheat-sheet-about-the-video-conferencing-solution/

 

Intel's NUC 9 Extreme Kit Is Nearly the Perfect Tiny Gaming PC

https://gizmodo.com/intels-nuc-9-extreme-kit-is-nearly-the-perfect-tiny-gam-1842863254

 

Apple’s most important role: Keeping privacy at the forefront

The tools built to track COVID-19 need to be built with consent and transparency in mind.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3537948/apples-most-important-role-keeping-privacy-at-the-forefront.html

 

[Firefox Tip] Disable or Remove Search Tips and Suggestions Buttons in New Address Bar

https://www.askvg.com/firefox-tip-disable-or-remove-search-tips-and-suggestions-buttons-in-new-address-bar/

 

What is a CPU?

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/cpu-210041849.html

 

Waze has new features to help you navigate the coronavirus crisis

https://bgr.com/2020/04/15/waze-vs-google-maps-new-coronavirus-related-features-coming-to-waze-5817860/

 

Google will add Zoom-like gallery view to Meet and will let Meet users take calls from Gmail

You’ll be able to see 16 participants on one screen in the gallery view

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/16/21223778/google-meet-gallery-view-calls-gmail-javier-soltero

 

Could Return of Ghost Squad Hackers Signal Rise in COVID-19-Related Hactivism?

New research suggests GSH is active in Southeast Asia following a couple of quiet years.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/could-return-of-ghost-squad-hackers-signal-rise-in-covid-19-related-hactivism/d/d-id/1337588

 

Google’s new Chrome feature is enough to make you switch browsers

https://www.komando.com/downloads/google-chrome-tab-groups/735005/

 

How to See Who's On Your Wi-Fi

Is your internet sluggish? If you suspect a neighbor is stealing your Wi-Fi, these two apps can help you identify devices using your connection and help you boot them off.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-see-whos-on-your-wi-fi

 

Microsoft helped stop a botnet controlled via an LED light console

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-helped-stop-a-botnet-controlled-via-an-led-light-console/

 

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 2004, MAY 2020 UPDATE, RELEASE DATE DETAILS

Version 2004 for Windows 10 is coming in May, and these are the release date information that you need to know.

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

 

New Google Play policies to cut down on ‘fleeceware,’ deepfakes, and unnecessary location tracking

https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/16/new-google-play-policies-to-cut-down-on-fleeceware-deepfakes-and-unnecessary-location-tracking/

 

Windows 10 May 2020 Update hits Release Preview, inches closer to launch

The Windows 10 May 2020 Update appears to be just around the corner.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-may-2020-update-inches-closer-hits-release-preview-ring

 

How to upgrade your PS4, PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro hard drive

Do try this at home

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/gaming/how-to-upgrade-your-ps4-hard-drive-1285428

 

Extra-light, flexible solar cell could keep your smartwatch powered

You might not need batteries in some wearable devices.

https://www.engadget.com/light-flexible-solar-cell-for-wearables-205239894.html

 

Work from home upgrade: This 27-inch, 1440p monitor is just $200 after a $70 discount

The Lenovo L27q-30 is $70 off the sticker price at The Microsoft Store.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3538793/work-from-home-upgrade-this-27-inch-1440p-monitor-is-just-200-after-a-70-discount.html

 

Some Privacy Tools You Should Try (and one to avoid)

https://askbobrankin.com/some_privacy_tools_you_should_try_and_one_to_avoid.html

 

11 Things You Must Do With a Brand New Laptop

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/things-must-do-brand-new-laptop/

 

How To Shrink The Size Of A PDF File [A Few Free Options]

https://www.techjunkie.com/shrink-size-pdf-file/

 

How to split a column using an IF() function in Excel

If you need to conditionally split values into multiple columns in Microsoft Excel, consider using the IF() function. Here's how.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-split-a-column-using-an-if-function-in-excel/

 

Zoom's New Update Sure Seems Like an Attempt to Not Be Labeled a National Security Threat

https://gizmodo.com/zooms-latest-update-is-an-attempt-to-prove-its-not-a-th-1842861614

 

Apple’s COVID-19 mobility trends site provides useful location data while protecting your privacy

The site aims to help public health authorities see where people are reducing travel while still protecting your privacy.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3537908/apples-covid-19-mobility-trends-site-provides-useful-location-data-while-protecting-your-privacy.html

 

[Software Update] Mozilla Thunderbird 68.7.0 Now Available for Download

https://www.askvg.com/download-mozilla-thunderbird-latest-version/

 

Google's fast-growing Meet video tool getting Zoom-like layout, Gmail link

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/googles-fast-growing-meet-video-130313910.html

 

iPhone owners are much more likely to be targeted by phishing scams

https://bgr.com/2020/04/14/apple-phishing-scams-most-common/

 

Google tightens Play Store rules to stop Android app subscription scams

Clearer information about free trials and subscription costs

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/16/21223349/google-play-store-android-apps-subscription-scams-policies-trials

 

Post Pandemic, Technologists Pose Secure Certification for Immunity

Going digital with immunity passports could speed rollout and allow for better warnings of potential hot spots. But security and privacy issues remain.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/post-pandemic-technologists-pose-secure-certification-for-immunity/d/d-id/1337580

 

The most accurate coronavirus infection map on the web just got a big upgrade

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/most-accurate-coronavirus-infection-map/703201/

 

How to Take Better Breaks to Boost Your Productivity

In this new work-from-home world, there's a bigger need than ever to pace ourselves. Taking breaks is necessary, but there's a fine line between a productivity-boosting rest and procrastinating. Here's what you need to know to recharge right.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/get-organized-how-to-take-better-breaks-to-boost-your-productivity

 

Windows 10 2004 almost here, final build released to Insiders!

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-2004-almost-here-final-build-released-to-insiders/

 

How I Podcast: First Draft and Track Changes’ Sarah Enni

https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/16/how-i-podcast-first-draft-and-track-changes-sarah-enni/

 

9 new iPhone SE tips and tidbits you need to know before you buy

All the small things.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3538394/iphone-se-2020-tips-and-tidbits-u1-camera-dual-sim.html

 

How to Use Your Laptop Like an External Monitor

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/use-laptop-like-external-monitor/

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Samsung’s midrange Galaxy S10 Lite comes to the US for $650

It's got a Snapdragon 855 and a huge 6.7-inch display.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/04/samsungs-mid-range-galaxy-s10-lite-comes-to-the-us-for-650/

 

Sipping from the Coronavirus Domain Firehose

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/04/sipping-from-the-coronavirus-domain-firehose/

 

My favorite hidden Alexa trick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FZYDCWc0m8&t=0s

 

What is NBC’s Peacock Streaming Service, and What Shows Will It Offer?

https://www.howtogeek.com/659963/what-is-nbc%e2%80%99s-peacock-streaming-service-and-what-shows-will-it-offer/

 

How to Take a Screenshot or Picture of What's On Your Computer Screen

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-take-a-screenshot-or-picture-of-whats-on-your-co-5825771

 

How to Connect a Smart TV Webcam

Video chat with your smart TV webcam anywhere you need

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-connect-smart-tv-webcam-4780468

 

Grab an Xbox One X and a game for $299

Get the console with Star Wars: Fallen Jedi, Forza Horizon 4, Gears 5 or NBA 2K20 for the same price as an Xbox One S.

https://www.cnet.com/news/grab-an-xbox-one-x-and-a-game-for-299/

 

The mysterious case of the Opera Autoupdate folder in Downloads

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/16/the-mysterious-case-of-the-opera-autoupdate-folder-in-downloads/

 

Don’t Panic, but do make this month’s Patch Tuesday a priority

With 113 Patch Tuesday updates this month, there is a lot to do.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3538414/dont-panic-but-do-make-this-months-patch-tuesday-a-priority.html

 

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.

https://askleo.com/mobile-broadband-secure-wi-fi/

 

Backup 101: Windows Files and Folders You Should Always Back Up

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/backup-windows-files-folders/

 

Microsoft announces the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, the next Windows for your PC

If you want to opt in to the Windows Insider channels, however, you can have it today.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3538410/microsoft-announces-the-windows-10-may-2020-update-the-next-windows-for-your-pc.html

 

Verizon will buy video conferencing company BlueJeans

  - Verizon is buying the video conferencing platform BlueJeans as workers increasingly rely on web tools to connect during the coronavirus pandemic, the company announced Thursday.

  - The acquisition comes as many enterprise tools like Zoom, Slack and Microsoft Teams have seen an uptick in usage as more American regions have been instructed to stay at home to tamp down the spread of the virus.

  - In an interview with CNBC, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg said he sees an opportunity to compete with existing video conferencing companies in Verizon’s distribution platform and integration with its 5G network.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/16/verizon-will-buy-video-conferencing-company-blue-jeans.html

 

Linksys Prompts Password Reset to Prevent Router Hacking

Linksys has prompted users to reset passwords after learning that hackers were leveraging stolen credentials to change router settings and direct customers to malware.

https://www.securityweek.com/linksys-prompts-password-reset-prevent-router-hacking

 

How to host safer Zoom meetings

How to Zoom safely, even if you’d like the world as your audience…

https://www.grahamcluley.com/how-to-host-safer-zoom-meetings/

 

Nurses Suspended for Refusing to Care for COVID-19 Patients Without N95 Mask

Administrators at a California hospital said the masks weren’t necessary and didn’t provide them to nurses caring for COVID-19 patients.

https://www.snopes.com/ap/2020/04/16/nurses-suspended-for-refusing-covid-19-care-without-n95-mask/

 

New Google Fi customers can use eSIM on latest iPhones

https://9to5google.com/2020/04/16/google-fi-iphone-esim/

 

How To Group And Organize Windows 10 Desktop Icons

https://www.techjunkie.com/group-desktop-icons-windows/

 

World of Warcraft

Join an epic fantasy world that pretty much spawned all other fantasy worlds in this action-packed and lore-rich MMORPG

https://games.softpedia.com/get/Online-Games-Clients/World-of-Warcraft-Installer.shtml

 

Apple Is Developing High-End, Modular Headphones: Report

https://gizmodo.com/apple-is-developing-high-end-modular-headphones-repor-1842899696

 

Report: Stockpile of 39 million masks exposed as fake

https://www.yahoo.com/news/report-stockpile-39-million-masks-183148488.html

 

Microsoft Patches 113 Bugs, 3 Under Active Attack

Microsoft has seen a 44% jump in the number of CVEs fixed between January and April 2020 compared with the same period in 2019.

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/microsoft-patches-113-bugs-3-under-active-attack/d/d-id/1337563

 

Report: PocketBook Is Launching a Color E-Reader This Year

The PocketBook Color is expected to be 6-inch device using a new E Ink Kaleido display offering 4,096 colors while retaining all the benefits of black and white e-readers.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/report-pocketbook-is-launching-a-color-e-reader-this-year

 

Delete this dangerous VPN app with 100 million downloads

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/delete-this-dangerous-vpn/734843/

 

Just Bought A Raspberry Pi? 11 Things You Need To Know

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw2nTpLFof8&t=4s

 

How to Create PDF Forms with Calculations in Adobe Acrobat

https://www.howtogeek.com/665728/how-to-create-pdf-forms-with-calculations-in-adobe-acrobat/

 

Install the Latest Windows 10 Patch to Block Two Serious Vulnerabilities

https://lifehacker.com/install-the-latest-windows-10-patch-to-block-serious-vu-1842882104

 

How to Add Text to Photos

It's easy to do with Android, iPhone, Windows, and Mac programs

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-add-text-to-photos-4173917

 

Blanket your home in Wi-Fi with Tenda Nova's affordable mesh router for $78

This whole-home system should cover up to about 3,750 square feet.

https://www.cnet.com/news/blanket-your-home-in-wi-fi-with-tenda-novas-affordable-mesh-router-for-78/

 

Keep track of your computer usage with SimpleActivityLogger

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/16/keep-track-of-your-computer-usage-with-simpleactivitylogger/

 

Reading between the lines about Microsoft 'pausing optional updates'

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

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

 

How Do I Change the DNS Used By My Computer?

Sometimes using a DNS service other than that provided by your ISP makes sense. I'll show you how to make the change.

https://askleo.com/change-dns-used-computer/

 

The Best Free Windows 10 Repair Tools to Fix Any Problem

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-free-tools-fix-problem-windows-10/

 

How to lower your Internet bill: Just ask

Work with your ISP and negotiate a lower rate. They just might be willing to help you out.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3537482/how-to-lower-your-internet-bill-just-ask.html

 

Nancy Pelosi called Zoom ‘a Chinese entity,’ but it’s an American company with an American CEO

  - U.S. House Speaker told Chris Hayes on MSNBC on Tuesday that the Zoom video-calling service “is a Chinese entity that we’ve been told not to even trust the security of.”

  - Zoom has surged in popularity in recent months as people have sought to work and take classes from home to avoid further spread of coronavirus.

  - Some Zoom meetings might have drawn on data center infrastructure located in China as a result of a mistake, the company said on April 3.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/15/nancy-pelosi-calls-zoom-a-chinese-entity.html

 

North Korean Threat Actors Acted as Hackers-for-Hire, Says U.S. Government

https://www.securityweek.com/north-korean-threat-actors-acted-hackers-hire-says-us-government

 

49 crypto-wallet pickpocketing browser extensions booted from the Chrome web store

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/49-crypto-wallet-pickpocketing-browser-extensions-booted-from-the-chrome-web-store-23001.html#new_tab

 

Don’t Count on Any Seasonal Variation to End the COVID-19 Pandemic

While there is some reason to hope that things may get better as the weather warms up, there is plenty of reason for the U.S. to keep its guard up.

https://www.snopes.com/news/2020/04/16/dont-count-on-any-seasonal-variation-to-end-the-covid-19-pandemic/

 

Here’s how to control the new Battery Health Management feature in macOS Catalina

https://9to5mac.com/2020/04/16/heres-how-to-control-the-new-battery-health-management-feature-in-macos-catalina/

 

How To Browse And Open Folders And Files With Google Chrome

https://www.techjunkie.com/browse-and-open-folders-files-chrome/

 

Battle.net

An app that handles your installation and updates for World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Heroes of the Storm, and Hearthstone

https://games.softpedia.com/get/Tools/Battle-net-Desktop-App.shtml

 

Logitech's New Keyboard Case Brings a Touchpad to Older iPads for Half the Cost of Apple's

https://gizmodo.com/logitechs-new-keyboard-case-brings-a-touchpad-to-older-1842899343

 

New price drop: Score this ultra-sleek Acer laptop for just $349

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/acer-swift-3-deal-215614543.html

 

Insecure Home Office Networks Heighten Work-at-Home Risks

Nearly one in two organizations has one or more devices accessing its corporate network from a home network with at least one malware infection, BitSight says.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/insecure-home-office-networks-heighten-work-at-home-risks/d/d-id/1337562

 

Zoom vs. Microsoft Teams vs. Google Meet: Which Top Videoconferencing App Is Best?

Video calls have become the norm for consumers and businesses alike during the pandemic. We've tested all the services, and here's how three of the top contenders stack up.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/zoom-vs-microsoft-teams-vs-google-meet-a-videoconferencing-face-off

 

Check potential COVID-19 symptoms with these Android apps

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/coronavirus-android-apps/734823/

 

Is This TINY Gaming PC Worth It? Intel NUC 9 Extreme Review (don't let gaming through you, if you need good speed and power for non-gaming, gaming machines can be a good choice, just don't go overboard)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIBoUi1DLuQ&t=0s

 

How to Use Zappy, a New Screenshot and Annotation Tool for Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/667850/how-to-use-zappy-a-new-screenshot-and-annotation-tool-for-mac/

 

Remotely Troubleshoot a PC With Windows Quick Assist

https://lifehacker.com/remotely-troubleshoot-a-pc-with-windows-quick-assist-1842865257

 

COVID-19 is Changing Television, Possibly Forever

The inside story of how Live with Kelly and Ryan puts on a streaming show

https://www.lifewire.com/covid-19-is-changing-television-possibly-forever-4842154

 

Verily will keep Google account requirement for coronavirus website

Google's sibling company also says its COVID-19 screening project is not covered by the HIPAA privacy rule.

https://www.cnet.com/news/verily-will-keep-google-account-requirement-for-coronavirus-website/

 

Mozilla extends add-ons support in new Firefox for Android browser

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/16/mozilla-extends-add-ons-support-in-new-firefox-for-android-browser/

 

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

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

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

 

Is it OK to Use this Random Wireless Network I Just Found?

When scanning for wireless connections, you may find several that are unknown, yet appear open and available. Using them is risky. Very risky.

https://askleo.com/ok-use-random-wireless-network-just-found/

 

Mouse Not Working in Windows 10? How to Fix Your Mouse Problems

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/finally-fix-windows-10-mouse-issues/

 

Samsung Galaxy users can now wirelessly transfer files to and from a Windows 10 PC

You will have to open the Your Phone app on your PC before dragging files to and from a Samsung device.

https://www.windowscentral.com/samsung-galaxy-users-can-now-wirelessly-transfer-files-and-windows-10-pc

 

Webcam Bitcoin Blackmail Scam Returns

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10742/webcam-bitcoin-blackmail-scam-returns

 

Zoom Rolls Out New Measures as Security Fears Mount

https://www.securityweek.com/zoom-rolls-out-new-measures-security-fears-mount

 

Sony Scaling Back PlayStation 5 Production Over Price, Not Coronavirus

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/309426-sony-scaling-back-playstation-5-production-over-price-not-coronavirus-report

 

Coronavirus: Three Misconceptions About How Wildlife Transmit Diseases Debunked

Zoonotic diseases are caused by pathogens which originate in other animal species.

https://www.snopes.com/news/2020/04/16/coronavirus-three-misconceptions-about-how-wildlife-transmit-diseases-debunked/

 

Microsoft has just broken Windows 10’s antivirus protection – apply this fix straight away

Windows Defender gets faulty update

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-has-just-broken-windows-10s-antivirus-protection-apply-this-fix-straight-away

 

Americans are losing service despite FCC pledge not to disconnect

"Promises made not to cut off essential communications service during this time need to be kept," said one FCC commissioner.

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/americans-are-losing-service-despite-fcc-pledge-not-disconnect-n1182991

 

StarCraft II: US Client

Join the online community and start fighting the epic war between Protoss, Terran and Zerg

https://games.softpedia.com/get/Online-Games-Clients/StarCraft-2-Wings-of-Liberty-US.shtml

 

Apple Could Be Doing So Much More With Its Budget iPhone

https://gizmodo.com/apple-could-be-doing-so-much-more-with-its-budget-iphon-1842882431

 

Apple's iPhone 12 is expected to bring major changes like a new design, 5G, and 3D cameras — here's everything we know about it so far

https://www.yahoo.com/news/next-years-iphone-12-starting-143900059.html

 

Apple Is Top Pick for Brand Phishing Attempts

Ten percent of all brand phishing attempts in the first quarter of 2020 tried to deceive victims by imitating the Apple brand.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/apple-is-top-pick-for-brand-phishing-attempts/d/d-id/1337556

 

Your Old Tech Is Worth Money

Now is a great time to rummage through drawers and closets to find electronics you're no longer using.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/your-old-tech-is-worth-money

 

Budgeting tip: An easy way to slash your monthly charges

https://www.komando.com/how-tos/save-on-subscription-services/706929/

 

How to Access Apple iCloud from Android

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NyIXOLwfqA&t=4s

 

The 5 Best Team Communication Apps

https://www.howtogeek.com/666580/the-5-best-team-communication-apps/

 

How to Protect Your Zoom Account From Recent Data Breaches

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-protect-your-zoom-account-from-recent-data-breac-1842862007

 

Signs and Dangers of Laptops Overheating

Learn what causes laptops to get too hot

https://www.lifewire.com/problem-with-overheating-laptops-2377646

 

Facebook donates more than 7,400 Portal video chat devices to help isolated veterans

Eligible veterans can receive a free Portal while supplies last.

https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-donates-more-than-7400-portal-video-chat-devices-to-help-isolated-veterans/

 

Nirsoft adds file previews to Chrome Cache Viewer

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/15/nirsoft-adds-file-previews-to-chrome-cache-viewer/

 

Microsoft stretches support for SharePoint Server 2010, Windows 10 1809

In its latest moves related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft is extending support an extra six months for SharePoint Server 2010 and Windows 10 1809.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3537989/microsoft-stretches-support-for-sharepoint-server-2010-windows-10-1809.html

 

Does a Login Page on an Open Wi-Fi Hotspot Mean it’s a Secure Connection?

If you connect without a password to an open Wi-Fi hotspot and can see anything at all, it's not a secure connection.

https://askleo.com/does-a-login-page-on-open-wifi-mean-its-a-secure-connection/

 

7 Steps to Fix Sound Issues on Windows 10

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/no-sound-7-tips-fix-audio-issues-windows-10/

 

Best Microphones for Mixer in 2020

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-microphones-mixer

 

Microsoft Delays Windows 10 Security Deadline

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10743/microsoft-delays-windows-10-security-deadline

 

Double Extortion: Ransomware's New Normal Combining Encryption with Data Theft

https://www.securityweek.com/double-extortion-ransomwares-new-normal-combining-encryption-data-theft

 

These Great PS4 Games Are Free To Claim For Anyone As Part Of Sony's 'Play At Home' Initiative

Those PlayStation 4 owners in China and Germany will have a different free game to pick up.

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/these-great-ps4-games-are-free-to-claim-for-anyone/1100-6476011/

 

How to Turn Off Battery Health Management in macOS Catalina 10.15.5

https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/disable-macos-catalina-battery-health-management/

 

The No-Brainer Fix That Could Reduce Trash and Save You Money

https://earther.gizmodo.com/the-no-brainer-fix-that-could-reduce-trash-and-save-you-1842868104

 

Bank websites, hit by wave of stimulus interest, experience some outages and slowdowns

U.S. Bank, Chase, SunTrust, BB&T, Capital One, and Citi all confirmed that their websites experienced interruptions Wednesday.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/bank-websites-hit-wave-stimulus-interest-experience-some-outages-slowdowns-n1184706

 

StarCraft II Patch

A patch meant to fix one or more bugs from within the game ensuring you have an enjoyable experience

https://games.softpedia.com/get/Patch/StarCraft-II-Patch.shtml

 

Telemedicine Is Not Enough

https://gizmodo.com/telemedicine-is-not-enough-1842880020

 

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

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

 

7 Ways COVID-19 Has Changed Our Online Lives

The pandemic has driven more of our personal and work lives online - and for the bad guys, business is booming. Here's how you can protect yourself.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/7-ways-covid-19-has-changed-our-online-lives----------------/d/d-id/1337511

 

Miss Your Friends? Try These Apps for a Virtual Party, Trivia Night, or Gossip Session

Feeling the fatigue of weeks and weeks of quarantine? Download one of these apps and breathe new life into your socially distant social life.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/6-apps-to-help-you-stay-connected-socialize-with-friends-during-quarantine

 

How to clean clothes, gloves and coronavirus masks (Hint: Avoid the microwave)

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/sanitize-clothes-masks-coronavirus/735052/

 

Thinking About Getting an Arduino? Watch This

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F054MNB1QI&t=1s

 

COVID-19 Has United Cybersecurity Experts, But Will That Unity Survive the Pandemic?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/04/covid-19-has-united-cybersecurity-experts-but-will-that-unity-survive-the-pandemic/

 

Remotely Troubleshoot a PC With Windows Quick Assist

https://lifehacker.com/remotely-troubleshoot-a-pc-with-windows-quick-assist-1842865257

 

How to Restore Deleted Files on Any Device

https://gizmodo.com/how-to-restore-deleted-files-on-any-device-1781873208

 

GOOGLE AND APPLE REVEAL THEIR CORONAVIRUS CONTACT TRACING PLANS: WE KICK THE TIRES

https://hackaday.com/2020/04/16/google-and-apple-reveal-their-corona-tracing-plans-we-kick-the-tires/

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Watch these virtual concert livestreams during your social distancing

https://www.digitaltrends.com/news/watch-these-virtual-concert-livestreams-during-your-social-distancing/

 

Zoom flaw is Windows security risk

https://blog.avast.com/windows-security-risk-in-zoom-chat-function-avast

 

Microsoft Poaches Apple 5G Expert as 5G iPhone Is Just Around the Corner

Everybody knows that Apple is currently giving the finishing touches to its first-ever 5G iPhone, with the debut set for the fall of 2020, so you wouldn’t normally expect the company to leave one of its top experts to depart the company at such an important time.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-poaches-apple-5g-expert-as-5g-iphone-is-just-around-the-corner-529734.shtml

 

WINDOWS 10 LIFECYCLE DETAILS

Learn when the lifecycle of each version of Windows 10 begins and when Microsoft stops supporting it.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-lifecycle/

 

List of factors to consider when buying a computer

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/factors-to-consider-when-buying-a-computer

 

TikTok app inherently unsafe and a privacy risk

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/privacy-compliance/tiktok-app-inherently-unsafe-and-a-privacy-risk/

 

Windows Defender incorrectly flagged Winaero Tweaker as HackTool

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-defender-incorrectly-flagged-winaero-tweaker-as-hacktool/

 

How to use the Microsoft News Bar app to get free, quality news

If News Bar doesn't work for you, we have some other suggestions, too.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3536676/how-to-use-the-microsoft-news-bar-app-to-get-free-quality-news.html

 

Best Mac Tips for Working from Home

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-mac-tips-for-working-from-home/

 

Do More With Your Android Phone: 70+ Tips and Tricks You Should Know

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/android-phone-mastery/

 

How to Enable or Disable TRIM Support for Solid State Drives (SSD) in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/40028-enable-disable-trim-support-solid-state-drives-windows-10-a.html

 

Slack's Incoming Webhooks Can Be Weaponized in Phishing Attacks

Researchers report how attackers could weaponize a feature in the Slack collaboration platform to access corporate data and messages.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/slacks-incoming-webhooks-can-be-weaponized-in-phishing-attacks/d/d-id/1337573

 

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

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-version-2004-review

 

How Do SSDs Work?

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/210492-extremetech-explains-how-do-ssds-work

 

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

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

 

How the second-gen iPhone SE compares to the iPhone 11

Apple’s newest iPhone has the guts of the iPhone 11 but the body of an iPhone 8

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/15/21221293/iphone-se-vs-11-pro-specs-comparison-price-camera-size

 

Linksys, D-Link routers hacked to spread coronavirus malware: What to do now (UPDATED)

Check your router admin password now

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/coronavirus-router-hack

 

How To Pair An Apple Watch With An Android Phone

https://www.techjunkie.com/pair-apple-watch-android-phone/

 

Upcycle your tech: 8 clever uses for an old iPad

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/upcycle-your-tech-8-clever-uses-for-an-old-ipad/710133/

 

Login Credentials for Over 500,000 Zoom Accounts on Sale Via the Dark Web

The seller likely obtained the Zoom login credentials by exploiting past data breaches, which contain email addresses alongside previously used passwords, according to security firm Cyble.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/login-credentials-for-over-500000-zoom-accounts-on-sale-via-the-dark-web

 

Microsoft Extends the Life of Old Windows 10 Versions

Microsoft has recently announced that some specific Windows 10 versions will continue to receive updates due to the challenges that organizations face these days due to the ongoing health crisis.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-extends-the-life-of-old-windows-10-versions-529731.shtml

 

MICROSOFT TO DO: 12 TIPS TO MAKE YOU MORE PRODUCTIVE

Get the most out of your day using these productivity tips on Microsoft To Do.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-todo-tips-productive/

 

WinMouse lets you customize & improve mouse pointer movement on Windows PC

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/winmouse-lets-you-customize-improve-mouse-pointer-movement-on-windows-pc

 

Nemty comes up empty, as cyber gang ditches ransomware for newer encryptor

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/nemty-comes-up-empty-as-cyber-gang-ditches-ransomware-for-newer-encryptor-2/

 

YouTube borked when users enable Firefox anti-fingerprinting

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/youtube-borked-when-users-enable-firefox-anti-fingerprinting/

 

The best SSDs of 2020: Price fluctuations affect our top picks

The best SSDs can supercharge your PC. Here are our picks for the best SSDs, what to look for in an SSD, whether you even need an SSD, and more.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3234838/best-ssds.html

 

How to Manage Your PPAs with Ubuntu’s Software & Updates

https://www.maketecheasier.com/manage-ppas-with-ubuntus-software-updates/

 

The Raspberry Pi Hub: 45+ Tips, Tricks, Tutorials, and Guides

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

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/raspberry-pi-hub/

 

How to Repair System Files with SFC Command in Windows 10

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

 

Man-in-the-Middle Attacks: A Growing but Preventable Mobile Threat

Hackers are upping their game, especially as they target mobile devices.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/man-in-the-middle-attacks-a-growing-but-preventable-mobile-threat/a/d-id/1337515

 

How to use the Windows 10 Calendar app

The Calendar app on Windows 10 is a handy tool to manage events, and in this guide, you'll learn the steps to start using it.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-calendar-app-windows-10

 

How L1 and L2 CPU Caches Work, and Why They’re an Essential Part of Modern Chips

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/188776-how-l1-and-l2-cpu-caches-work-and-why-theyre-an-essential-part-of-modern-chips

 

Homebrew PC troubleshooting 101: Here’s where to start if your PC won’t

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/homebrew-pc-troubleshooting-101-where-221552089.html

 

How to buy the new iPhone SE 2

It will be available on April 24th, with preorders opening this Friday

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/15/21221308/iphone-se-buy-how-to-carriers-price-2020-apple

 

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.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/zoom-security-privacy-woes

 

What Is Seesaw? Is It A Worthy Competitor To Google Classroom?

https://www.techjunkie.com/seesaw-app-worthy-competitor-google-classroom/

 

10 tech spring cleaning tips for the quarantine era

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/10-tech-spring-cleaning-tips/734654/

 

Zoom Will Let Paid Customers Control Where Their Calls Are Routed

After a report revealed Zoom was transmitting encryption keys through China, the company will now allow paying customers to opt in or out of a specific data center region so they know exactly where their data is going.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/zoom-will-let-paid-customers-pick-a-data-center-region

 

Microsoft Edge 81 Now Available for Download on Windows and Mac

Microsoft has just released an update for the stable channel of Microsoft Edge, bringing the browser to version 81 on both Windows and Mac.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-edge-81-now-available-for-download-on-windows-and-mac-529717.shtml

 

How to save web pages to Microsoft To Do with extension in Chrome

Add to Microsoft To Do extension allows you to save anything any from web to your lists, and here's how to get started with the Chrome extension.

https://pureinfotech.com/save-web-pages-microsoft-todo-extension-chrome/

 

No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/no-boot-disk-has-been-detected-or-the-disk-has-failed

 

Researchers see a boom in Zoom domains, stolen accounts

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/news-archive/coronavirus/researchers-see-a-boom-in-zoom-domains-stolen-accounts/

 

Microsoft April 2020 Patch Tuesday fixes 3 zero-days, 15 critical flaws

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-april-2020-patch-tuesday-fixes-3-zero-days-15-critical-flaws/

 

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

Plus: We answer a lot of your questions!

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3537411/the-full-nerd-ep-134-next-gen-intel-cpu-leaks-extravaganza.html

 

How to Scan Documents in Notes App for iOS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/scan-documents-notes-app-ios/

 

The 10 Best Sites for Free College Courses Online

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/8-awesome-websites-free-college-courses-online/

 

How to Add or Remove Allowed Apps through Controlled Folder Access in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/113430-add-remove-allowed-apps-controlled-folder-access-windows-10-a.html

 

New York State Confirms Breach of Government Network

The January incident led state officials to hire an external forensics firm and change thousands of employee passwords.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/new-york-state-confirms-breach-of-government-network/d/d-id/1337571

 

Microsoft's GroupMe gets Skype 'group call' feature on Android, Windows 10 (Updated)

After years of stagnation, Microsoft has added the ability to create Skype group calls through its GroupMe app.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsofts-groupme-gets-new-skype-group-call-feature-android

 

Windows 10 Update Fixes VPN, Proxy Connection Internet Issues

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/308598-windows-10-update-fixes-vpn-proxy-connection-internet-issues

 

Is AppleCare+ Really Worth It?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/applecare-really-worth-130000011.html

 

ANSWERING THE 12 BIGGEST QUESTIONS ABOUT APPLE AND GOOGLE’S NEW CORONAVIRUS TRACKING PROJECT

What the technical documents tell us about the project’s privacy and security measures

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/11/21216803/apple-google-coronavirus-tracking-app-covid-bluetooth-secure

 

Fake Android coronavirus app reveals possible iPhone spyware

Innocent-looking iPhone app links to same 'spy' server as bogus pandemic tracker

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/ios-android-coronavirus-spyware

 

How To Turn Off Google Chrome Auto Sign-In

https://www.techjunkie.com/chrome-auto-sign-in/

 

Video conference security settings you need to change right now

https://www.komando.com/how-tos/change-these-video-conference-security-settings/734383/

 

Verizon Launches a Virtual Technician Service to Replace Home Visits

Nobody wants a technician in their locked-down home right now, but customers still need internet problems solved, so Verizon is going virtual.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/verizon-launches-a-virtual-technician-service-to-replace-home-visits

 

New Policies in Microsoft Edge 81

The latest version of Microsoft Edge for the stable channel, namely version 81, comes with a total of 11 new policies for Windows 10 that allow administrators to configure certain capabilities of the browser on devices in their network.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/new-policies-in-microsoft-edge-81-529726.shtml

 

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.

https://pureinfotech.com/stop-microsoft-teams-running-background-after-close/

 

How to activate Solver add-in in Microsoft Excel if it is not working

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-excel-solver-add-in

 

Intel forced to discontinue multiple products due to vulnerabilities

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/intel-forced-to-discontinue-multiple-products-due-to-vulnerabilities/

 

Microsoft Office security updates may break VBA programs, how to fix

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-office-security-updates-may-break-vba-programs-how-to-fix/

 

Get Battlefield, Madden, Jedi Order, Mass Effect, and more for dirt cheap in Amazon's EA games sale

Amazon is selling a number of EA PC game titles for under $20.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3538269/get-battlefield-madden-jedi-order-mass-effect-and-more-for-dirt-cheap-in-amazons-ea-games-sale.html

 

Can You Get a Virus on Your Smart TV?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/smart-home/can-smart-tv-get-virus/

 

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

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/no-internet-access-fix-windows/

 

How to Add Copy path to Context Menu in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/73649-copy-path-add-context-menu-windows-10-a.html

 

Patch-a-Palooza: More Than 560 Flaws Fixed in a Single Day

Software vendors keep pushing patches to the same Tuesday once a month, or once a quarter, and the result can be overwhelming. Six enterprise software makers issued patches for 567 issues in April.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/vulnerability-management/patch-a-palooza-more-than-560-flaws-fixed-in-a-single-day/d/d-id/1337564

 

A fantastic workhorse hard drive, the WD Red 3TB, is down to $80 today only

https://www.windowscentral.com/fantastic-workhorse-hard-drive-wd-red-3tb-down-80-today-only

 

Security Disclosures on Theoretical Intel CPU Flaws Are Becoming Ridiculous

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

 

6 ways to look and sound your best on your next Zoom chat—starting at $23

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/video-chat-gear-202844929.html

 

How to record your screen on an iPhone

Make a video of what you’re watching or scrolling through on your phone

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/15/21219299/record-screen-how-to-video-iphone-apple-instagram-tiktok

 

Forget the Google Pixel 5: The Pixel 6's secret weapon just leaked

Google Pixel 6 will use a custom-built CPU made by Samsung - which is bad news for Apple

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-pixel-6s-secret-weapon-just-leaked

 

How To Reduce The Size Of A PDF File

https://www.techjunkie.com/reduce-pdf-size/

 

New scam spreading online: Grocery orders stolen before being delivered

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/grocery-delivery-scams-to-watch-for/734960/

 

Zoom vs. Webex: The Best Videoconferencing Apps Face Off on Features

If you're working from home and trying to choose videoconferencing software to stay connected, Zoom Meetings and Cisco Webex are among the top choices. We've tested both and here's how they stack up.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/zoom-meeting-vs-cisco-webex-meetings

 

How Microsoft Is Redesigning the Windows 10 About Screen

Microsoft is always looking into adding further refinements to Windows 10, and in addition to new features that typically come with new updates, the company is also polishing the experience under the hood.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-microsoft-is-redesigning-the-windows-10-about-screen-529715.shtml

 

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.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3537508/how-to-share-your-iphones-mobile-connection-by-tethering-or-hotspot.html

 

Digital Sanity Summit: How to deal with cyberbullying

https://blog.avast.com/digital-sanity-summit-cyberbullying-survival-guide-avast

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Chrome, Edge, Safari or Firefox: Which browser won't crash your computer when working from home?

https://news.yahoo.com/chrome-edge-safari-firefox-browser-081206986.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=2_04

 

Zoom security: Your meetings will be safe and secure if you do these 10 things

Is Zoom video conferencing safe to use or isn't it? That all depends on how well you follow these best practices.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/make-sure-your-zoom-meetings-are-safe-by-doing-these-10-things/

 

How to Avoid A Video Conferencing Security Mishap

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/infosec/how-to-avoid-a-videoconferencing/

 

How to use the Command Prompt in Windows 10

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/learn-way-around-windows-10-141511447.html

 

How to schedule meeting on Microsoft Teams

Yes, you can set a schedule to host a meeting on Microsoft Teams, and these are the steps to complete the task.

https://pureinfotech.com/schedule-meeting-microsoft-teams/

 

Google reenables FTP support in Chrome due to pandemic

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-reenables-ftp-support-in-chrome-due-to-pandemic/

 

Coronavirus COVID-19: 15 Sites You Can Trust for Reliable Information

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/coronavirus-covid-sites-trust-information/

 

Can Malware Survive If I Reset My PC?

https://askleo.com/can-malware-survive-if-i-reset-my-pc/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JhnKn3HEupdfbL

 

Windows Vulnerabilities Exploited for Code Execution, Privilege Escalation

https://www.securityweek.com/windows-vulnerabilities-exploited-code-execution-privilege-escalation

 

My Best Buy members can get the newest Amazon Kindle on sale for $60

https://www.windowscentral.com/my-best-buy-members-can-get-newest-amazon-kindle-sale-60

 

How to use WhatsApp

From the basics to advanced features.

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

 

Dark web: Cybercriminals sell over 500,000 Zoom accounts

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/dark-web-cybercriminals-sell-half-a-million-zoom-accounts/

 

56 Android Apps Hijack Devices, Drain Battery

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10741/56-android-apps-hijack-devices-drain-battery

 

'Zoomover': Still in quarantine, Jewish families prepare for a virtual Passover

"It was just a no brainer to us to switch to the digital world and continue the tradition online,” Kara Silverman, who will host a virtual Seder, said.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/religion/zoomover-still-quarantine-jewish-families-prepare-virtual-passover-n1178511

 

Some Privacy Tools You Should Try (and one to avoid)Category: Privacy

https://askbobrankin.com/some_privacy_tools_you_should_try_and_one_to_avoid.html

 

Remote workers targeted for cyberattacks

https://blog.avast.com/new-rise-in-cyberattacks-against-remote-workers-avast

 

Prices plummet for the 2018 12.9-inch iPad Pro

Want a powerful large-screened iPad for working from home? This is one of the best deals we’ve seen.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3537483/prices-plummet-for-the-2018-12-9-inch-ipad-pro.html

 

Zoom's New Update Sure Seems Like an Attempt to Not Be Labeled a National Security Threat

https://gizmodo.com/zooms-latest-update-is-an-attempt-to-prove-its-not-a-th-1842861614

 

Everything we know about the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro so far

https://9to5mac.com/2020/04/14/iphone-12-features-release-date/

 

Here’s why Google’s Pixel 4a will be dead on arrival

  - Google is expected to launch a budget Pixel 4a in the coming weeks, a phone that will feature mid-range specs and will cost $399.

  - Apple’s upcoming iPhone SE is also rumored to retail for $399, but the new iPhone will pack iPhone 11 specs inside the body of an iPhone 8.

  - Apple’s new handset will offer much better performance and build quality than Google’s budget phone, making the choice between them a no-brainer.

https://bgr.com/2020/04/13/pixel-4a-vs-iphone-se-specs-iphone-9-is-no-match-for-cheap-new-pixel/

 

5 photo retouch apps to remove unwanted objects, blemishes, and more

https://macpaw.com/how-to/photo-retouch-apps

 

Update your iPhone: New iOS update fixes annoying bugs

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/ios-ipados-13-4-update/732382/

 

Switch System Update 10.0.0 Finally Allows SD Card Game Transfers

Downloaded games and DLC content can finally be moved to an SD card and button remapping is now allowed for each paired (official) controller.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/switch-system-update-1000-finally-allows-sd-card-game-transfers

 

Zoom, Google Meet, Teams : Can't get a webcam? That old phone in a drawer can help

https://www.yahoo.com/news/zoom-google-meet-teams-cant-110710928.html

 

How to save web pages to Microsoft To Do with extension in Chrome

Add to Microsoft To Do extension allows you to save anything any from web to your lists, and here's how to get started with the Chrome extension.

https://pureinfotech.com/save-web-pages-microsoft-todo-extension-chrome/

 

US consumers report $12M in COVID-19 scam losses since January

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-consumers-report-12m-in-covid-19-scam-losses-since-january/

 

Don’t Buy an Ereader: 5 Upcoming Technologies to Kill the Kindle

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/dont-buy-e-reader-upcoming-technologies-kill-kindle/

 

How Hard Is It to Learn Programming?

Programming relies on skills and talents you have and information and techniques you can learn. If you have one, the rest often comes naturally.

https://askleo.com/learn-programming/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JhnKn3HEupdfbL

 

Adobe Patches Flaws in ColdFusion, After Effects, Digital Editions

https://www.securityweek.com/adobe-patches-flaws-coldfusion-after-effects-digital-editions

 

Trying out the Sling TV streaming service is hardly ever this easy (and free)

https://www.windowscentral.com/trying-out-sling-tv-streaming-service-hardly-ever-easy-and-free

 

5 common concerns about remote working and how to solve them

Problems and solutions for remote working

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/5-common-concerns-about-remote-working-and-how-to-solve-them

 

Move over Zoom, Microsoft Teams now allows for custom backgrounds during video calls

During a Teams meeting, you can replace your messy background at home with a more professional-looking image.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-teams-now-lets-you-use-custom-backgrounds-during-video-calls/

 

WhatsApp Attempts to Slow Spread of Fake News

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10740/whatsapp-attempts-slow-spread-fake-news

 

'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.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/every-day-crisis-zoom-boosts-its-security-scrutiny-grows-n1178396

 

No Fax Machine? No Problem! Send a Free FaxCategory: Fax

https://askbobrankin.com/no_fax_machine_no_problem_send_a_free_fax.html

 

Is Zoom secure enough for my happy hour?

https://blog.avast.com/security-tips-for-zoom-social-hours-avast

 

A bunch of great ebooks are now $5 and less on Amazon

There's something for everyone in this Amazon ebook sale, from Neil Gaiman to Paulo Coelho to Betty Smith. And tons more!

https://www.macworld.com/article/3537543/a-bunch-of-great-ebooks-are-now-5-and-less-on-amazon.html

 

Lawsuit Accuses Grubhub, Postmates, DoorDash, and Uber of Unlawfully Driving Up Restaurant Prices

https://gizmodo.com/lawsuit-accuses-grubhub-postmates-doordash-and-uber-1842868017

 

How to improve your WFH live stream setup using tools you might already have [Video]

https://9to5mac.com/2020/04/14/improve-wfh-live-stream-setup-video/

 

AMC Theaters will likely file for bankruptcy due to the coronavirus

https://bgr.com/2020/04/13/amc-theaters-bankruptcy-chapter-11-coronavirus/

 

How to take photos with the Ultra Wide camera on iPhone 11

https://macpaw.com/how-to/ultra-wide-camera-iphone-11

 

Tech spring cleaning: Shut off notifications on your Android

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/adjust-notifications-android/568415/

 

CDMA vs. GSM: What's the Difference?

If you're shopping for a mobile phone, you're in for a lot of acronyms. Understanding the difference between CDMA vs. GSM is important, especially as 5G starts to take off.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/cdma-vs-gsm-whats-the-difference

 

AT&T faces coronavirus with strong wireless business, and a bunch of question marks

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/7f096917-d398-3d09-9c23-943d884a5d57/at-t-faces-coronavirus-with.html

 

MICROSOFT TO DO: 12 TIPS TO MAKE YOU MORE PRODUCTIVE

Get the most out of your day using these productivity tips on Microsoft To Do.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-todo-tips-productive/

 

New Wiper Malware impersonates security researchers as prank

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-wiper-malware-impersonates-security-researchers-as-prank/

 

New PC? 15 Must-Have Windows Applications You Should Install First

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/getting-a-new-pc-12-must-have-applications-to-install-first/

 

How Do I Remove a BIOS or UEFI Password?

A BIOS password provides a surprising amount of security on a computer -- so much that if the password is lost, chances for recovery are slim.

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_remove_a_bios_password/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JhnKn3HEupdfbL

 

Google Keeps Support for FTP in Chrome

https://www.securityweek.com/google-keeps-support-ftp-chrome

 

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.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-could-soon-have-section-highlight-new-features

 

How to get Zoom dark mode

Video conferencing turns to the dark side

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

 

Balancing public safety and privacy during COVID-19: The rise of mass surveillance

One tech company is harnessing artificial intelligence, thermal imaging, and real-time surveillance data to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. However, serious privacy questions remain.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/balancing-public-safety-and-privacy-during-covid-19-the-rise-of-mass-surveillance/

 

Why I switched from Mac to Linux

After 25 years, Lee made the switch to Linux and couldn't be happier. Here's what he uses.

https://opensource.com/article/20/3/mac-linux?sc_cid=7013a000002DbGiAAK

 

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.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/prepared-worst-electrical-grid-workers-isolate-coronavirus-spreads-n1173171

 

How to Customize Your Background in Microsoft Teams Video Calls

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-customize-your-background-in-microsoft-teams-vid-1842838567

 

Encrypted browsers belong on every device

https://blog.avast.com/encrypted-browser-for-mobile-online-protection-avast

 

iClock review: Amazingly versatile, super customizable Mac menu bar clock

Replaces the standard macOS menu bar day and time with a more customizable, full-featured experience.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3537170/iclock-review.html

 

Google Is Developing Its Own Processor for Use in Future Devices: Report

https://gizmodo.com/google-is-developing-its-own-processor-for-use-in-futur-1842866812

 

NBC’s Peacock streaming service launches for free to Comcast customers starting tomorrow

https://9to5mac.com/2020/04/14/peacock-nbc-launch-comcast-customers/

 

Leak says AirPower could be the key to the first portless iPhone

  - Apple engineers are supposedly working on a new version of the AirPower, which is a crucial device for a future iPhone without ports.

  - A YouTube leaker says the new AirPower prototype features the same chip as the iPhone X to dynamically manage power and heat.

  - It’s unclear whether this accessory would be ready in time for the iPhone 12’s launch, but the first images and renders of the revived AirPower have already leaked.

https://bgr.com/2020/04/13/iphone-12-release-date-still-far-leak-details-new-airpower-accessory/

 

How to use iPhone’s camera timer for better night photos and selfies

https://macpaw.com/how-to/iphone-camera-timer

 

Kill the germs on your phone with this UV light case

https://www.komando.com/deals/kill-the-germs-on-your-phone-with-this-uv-light-case/734979/

 

Sling TV to Let New Users Watch for Free During Primetime Hours

New users can now get free access to the Sling TV Blue package from 5pm EST to midnight each day. The promotion also has no end date at the moment.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/sling-tv-to-let-new-users-watch-for-free-during-primetime-hours

 

Windows 10 vs. MacOS vs. Chrome OS

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/windows-10-vs-macos-vs-191502005.html

 

Microsoft Edge support for Windows 7 ends on July 15, 2021

Microsoft says that it'll continue supporting its new Edge browser on Windows 7 until mid-July 2021.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-edge-support-windows-7-ends-july-15-2021/

 

Sodinokibi Ransomware to stop taking Bitcoin to hide money trail

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/sodinokibi-ransomware-to-stop-taking-bitcoin-to-hide-money-trail/

 

Be Positive! 5 Good News Websites for Uplifting & Inspirational Stories

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/good-news-websites-uplifting-inspirational-stories/

 

How Often Is Windows 10 Updated?

Windows 10 is updated fairly frequently, but not all of those updates are the same. I'll review what happens when.

https://askleo.com/how-often-is-windows-10-updated/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JhnKn3HEupdfbL

 

Fingerprint-Exposing Flaw in OnePlus 7 Phone Highlights TEE Issues

https://www.securityweek.com/fingerprint-exposing-flaw-oneplus-7-phone-highlights-tee-issues

 

This Pluralsight deal lets you learn some new skills from home for free this April

https://www.windowscentral.com/pluralsight-deal-lets-you-learn-some-new-skills-home-free-april

 

5 things to consider when planning a virtual event

How to make it a success

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/5-things-to-consider-when-planning-a-virtual-event

 

Going phishing: The most imitated big name brands

Criminals are using familiar company names to steal user information and payment credentials, Check Point found.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/going-phishing-the-most-imitated-big-name-brands/

 

Set up a Tor proxy with Raspberry Pi to control internet traffic

Create an anonymous server and browser with these simple steps and a few pieces of affordable hardware.

https://opensource.com/article/20/4/tor-proxy-raspberry-pi?sc_cid=7013a000002DbGiAAK

 

NBCUniversal could move up launch of Peacock streaming service

With millions of Americans at home under "shelter-in-place" orders, the company is evaluating an earlier launch date for its entertainment platform.

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/nbcuniversal-could-move-launch-peacock-streaming-service-n1183676

 

Microsoft Patch Tuesday, April 2020 Edition

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/04/microsoft-patch-tuesday-april-2020-edition/

 

The citizen’s guide to spotting fake news

https://blog.avast.com/the-citizens-guide-to-spotting-fake-news-avast

 

Apple releases iOS and iPadOS 13.4.1 with FaceTime fix

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

https://www.macworld.com/article/3536693/apple-releases-ios-and-ipados-1341-with-facetime-fix.html

 

What Is the Matter With You?

https://gizmodo.com/what-is-the-matter-with-you-people-1842859186

 

New Leviton Smart Outlet arrives with a low-profile design

https://9to5toys.com/2020/04/14/leviton-smart-outlet/

 

Coronavirus symptoms may ‘reactivate’ in some recovered patients

https://bgr.com/2020/04/13/coronavirus-symptoms-reactivate-return-patients-who-recovered/

 

How to transfer photos from iPhone to Android and vice versa

https://macpaw.com/how-to/transfer-photos-iphone-android

 

Check potential COVID-19 symptoms with these Android apps

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/coronavirus-android-apps/734823/

 

NBC's Peacock Streaming Service Arrives April 15 for Comcast Subscribers

NBCUniversal is also considering moving up the national launch date for Peacock, which is currently scheduled to arrive on July 15 for all as a free app.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/nbcs-peacock-streaming-service-arrives-april-15-for-comcast-subscribers

 

Here are the instructions for a better-fitting homemade mask that can filter particles 2x better than cotton, created by three clothing designers

https://www.yahoo.com/news/instructions-better-fitting-homemade-mask-195759485.html

 

Virginia Passes Landmark Clean Energy Legislation

https://earther.gizmodo.com/virginia-passes-landmark-clean-energy-legislation-1842826599

 

Windows 10: The new hidden features found in preview builds

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-the-new-hidden-features-found-in-preview-builds/

 

MakuluLinux Flash 2020 Could Be an Xfce Desktop Game-Changer

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/MakuluLinux-Flash-2020-Could-Be-an-Xfce-Desktop-Game-Changer-86613.html

 

Five free fitness apps to help you stay in shape at home

It's easy to turn into a couch potato when you stay at home all the time, but maybe these apps can help.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3537511/five-free-fitness-apps-to-help-you-stay-in-shape-at-home.html

 

MIT developed a wireless box that can detect COVID-19 patients’ movement and breathing at home

https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/14/mit-developed-a-wireless-box-that-can-detect-covid-19-patients-movement-and-breathing-at-home/

 

How to Pair Bluetooth Headphones to Your Switch, Plus Recommendations

https://theinventory.com/how-to-pair-bluetooth-headphones-to-your-switch-plus-r-1842812702?ks=streamshare

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Zoom Credentials Database Available on Dark Web

https://www.securityweek.com/zoom-credentials-database-available-dark-web

 

Apple's next iPhone is reportedly getting a major redesign

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apples-next-iphone-reportedly-getting-121750064.html

 

How to Clean and Disinfect Your Apple Watch

https://www.howtogeek.com/664838/how-to-clean-and-disinfect-your-apple-watch/

 

10 Billion Wrecked Accounts Show Why You Need 'Have I Been Pwned'

https://lifehacker.com/10-billion-wrecked-accounts-show-why-you-need-have-i-be-1836996930

 

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

https://www.windowscentral.com/logitech-c922-pro-stream-webcam-vs-logitech-c920-hd-pro-webcam-which-should-you-buy

 

How to add and delete Contacts in Gmail or Google Contacts

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/add-and-delete-contacts-in-gmail-or-google-contacts

 

6GHz Wi-Fi access could boost speeds and generate $183 billion by 2025, study says

As the FCC prepares to vote on opening the 6GHz band for unlicensed Wi-Fi use, a new industry-funded report suggests that the move could pay dividends.

https://www.cnet.com/news/6ghz-wi-fi-access-could-boost-speeds-and-generate-183-billion-by-2025-study-says/

 

Speed up the loading of webpages in Firefox with Faster Pageload

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/13/speed-up-the-loading-of-webpages-in-firefox-with-faster-pageload/

 

Pranksters installing MBRLocker wiper, blame Vitali Kremez, MalwareHunterTeam for attack

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/malware/pranksters-installing-mbrlocker-wiper-blame-vitali-kremez-malwarehunterteam-for-attack/

 

How to Free Up Disk Space Now with Storage Sense in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/100977-free-up-disk-space-now-storage-sense-windows-10-a.html?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=103b89380eab7d47d90aab4a234adcc55e4be94e-1586878100-0-AaOKg_EigJ3iOqZ1rDkAdsDr86RCHX2Rg570bqsg4QV4btRvDAELHL1Y-47yxd9luXNJHcFqQKuvFIdSfKMxCMhu49-_NpTyiU4bVNNQhUqFG1uwAQ_6KBMmQYWWxLXdElxxL8gqTjTvZ70a5R2OPnAp0KXBZFZcjAeWLw5v7S1-AusTJFu1sQxmQ4-3MYf-MgkhsyzEm0oQdMHzuab1Mo4kcWKpC8nMMRjj5f8ZFNM28zOFyMJ5q72ycTvuU_ukAJijw7i6U106YMmT3GCMI57HPEfk5GAb-OLZjuI9vPkIJvHScO5HNefyDxw8hWY3Eu3CKzOr15Ip7ONv_j1aiyb_MgLaZHo5xX1-iF8twG9uReLfiPPIwiSuM42gpug7K2TDSv9Uvt3bzbW3HXXFR7kW4H6sYieAAVvJST2qoFmL

 

How to Record a Zoom Meeting

https://www.maketecheasier.com/record-zoom-meeting/

 

How to Watch Free Movies on Roku

Get the popcorn and head for the couch

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-watch-free-movies-on-roku-4174684

 

Remote working, now and forevermore?

Employees around the world are suddenly working from home full-time. Find out how to make this new reality work for your organization, whether it will last beyond the pandemic, and where it might take us.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3536083/remote-working-now-and-forevermore.html

 

An Old Computer System is Keeping Many Americans From Getting Their Coronavirus Relief Checks

https://gizmodo.com/an-old-computer-system-is-keeping-many-americans-from-g-1842839527

 

Netflix surges 7%, hits 52-week high as investors flock to stay-at-home stocks

  - Netflix reached its 52-week high Monday. 

  - Shares of Netflix rose to $400.51 per share before closing at $396.72. 

  - Investors have been flocking to stay-at-home stocks, citing increased consumer demand.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/13/netflix-stock-hits-52-week-high-as-investors-buy-stay-at-home-stocks.html

 

Motorola will reveal its first high-end phone in years on April 22nd

Expect the curvy Edge+ to make its debut.

https://www.engadget.com/motorola-edge-plus-launch-event-april-22-151003320.html

 

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

https://www.komando.com/money-tips/stimulus-check-scams-to-watch-for/733184/

 

Apple-Google 'Contact Tracing' System to Roll Out to iOS, Android Via Updates

If you want to opt into the system, you won't need to download an app. Both companies plan on rolling out the feature to iPhones and Android handsets via software updates in the coming months.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/apple-google-contact-tracing-system-to-roll-out-to-ios-android-via-updates

 

Prevent a hack attack: A VPN will protect you—and your data

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/best-vpn-deals-191307161.html

 

How to Play Classic “Doom” in Widescreen on Your PC or Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/665235/how-to-play-classic-doom-in-widescreen-on-your-pc-or-mac/

 

Update Your iPhone to Solve a Big FaceTime Problem

https://lifehacker.com/update-your-iphone-to-solve-a-big-facetime-problem-1842753010

 

Skype is (still) the best communication app for Windows 10 users, even if people don't use it

Almost everyone I know has a Skype account, but pretty much no one uses it to message people.

https://www.windowscentral.com/skype-best-messaging-app-windows-10-even-if-no-one-uses-it

 

WinDefThreatsView tool lets you set default actions for Windows Defender threats

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windefthreatsview-for-windows-defender-threats

 

Apple's new iCloud feature for iPhone, iPad and Mac will have you kissing Dropbox goodbye

iCloud folder sharing may not sound sexy, but it makes sharing files if you have an iPhone, iPad or Mac a breeze.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/apples-new-icloud-feature-for-iphone-ipad-and-mac-will-have-you-kissing-dropbox-goodbye/

 

Tabs Aside is a Firefox extension that lets you save and restore browser sessions

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/13/tabs-aside-is-a-firefox-extension-that-lets-you-save-and-restore-browser-sessions/

 

Compromised email account leads to Saint Francis Ministries data breach

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/compromised-email-account-leads-to-saint-francis-ministries-data-breach/

 

Windows Sandbox - How to configure in Windows 10 (Recommended or another like Sandboxie (now freeware))

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/143381-windows-sandbox-how-configure-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Cast YouTube from Your Phone to Your PC

https://www.maketecheasier.com/cast-youtube-from-phone-to-pc/

 

The 13 Best True Crime Podcasts of 2020

If you're fascinated by the heinous acts of others, listen to these

https://www.lifewire.com/best-true-crime-podcasts-4165864

 

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.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3537476/delays-deals-and-drastic-actions-microsoft-responds-to-the-pandemic.html

 

Raspberry Pi's Cheapest Computer Could Ease Ventilator Shortage

https://gizmodo.com/raspberry-pis-cheapest-computer-could-ease-ventilator-s-1842846902

 

Government can't force people to use tech Google and Apple created to trace coronavirus cases

  - Governments can't force their citizens to use contact tracing technology built by Apple and Google, senior company representatives said on Monday. 

  - Google and Apple plan to release software to automate contact tracing in May, using the Bluetooth features on iPhones and Android phones.

  - Google and Apple are responsible for the two dominant mobile operating systems globally, iOS and Android, which together run on almost 100% of smartphones sold.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/13/apple-and-google-contact-tracing-technology-cannot-be-mandatory.html

 

Windows 10 now supports wireless file transfers to and from Samsung phones

File sizes are limited 512MB, however.

https://www.engadget.com/windows-10-samsung-smartphones-drag-and-drop-073307861.html

 

5 best Android weather apps to replace Dark Sky

https://www.komando.com/downloads/best-android-weather-apps/734001/

 

COVID-19 Creates Soaring Demand for PCs, But the Surge Isn't Expected to Last

More people working from home means increased demand for new laptops. But PC vendors are struggling to capitalize on that demand due to coronavirus-related supply chain constraints.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/covid-19-creates-soaring-demand-for-pcs-but-the-surge-isnt-expected-to

 

The internet is obsessed with Google’s 3D ‘zoo’ feature: ‘I have a tiger in my room’

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/2020-04-13-google-3d-amimals-tiger-augmented-reality-iphone-feature-23972687.html

 

How to Use All of Windows 10’s Backup and Recovery Tools

https://www.howtogeek.com/220986/how-to-use-all-of-windows-10%e2%80%99s-backup-and-recovery-tools/

 

Stop the Spread of Bad Information by Adopting WhatsApp's Policy

https://lifehacker.com/stop-the-spread-of-bad-information-by-adopting-whatsapp-1842729343

 

Best AMD Ryzen Laptops in 2020

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-amd-ryzen-laptops

 

Jobless after coronavirus layoffs, then struck by identity theft

This crime is always painful, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has extra sting.

https://www.cnet.com/news/filing-for-unemployment-after-coronavirus-layoffs-some-are-victims-of-identity-theft/

 

Microsoft to support new Edge browser until July 15, 2021 on Windows 7

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/12/microsoft-to-support-new-edge-browser-until-july-15-2021-on-windows-7/

 

San Francisco airport websites hacked to swipe personal device credentials

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/san-francisco-airport-websites-compromised-to-swipe-credentials/

 

How to Enable or Disable Auto Arrange in Folders in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/14856-enable-disable-auto-arrange-folders-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Reduce Firefox Memory Usage

https://www.maketecheasier.com/reduce-firefox-memory-usage/

 

How to Print Double-Sided on a Mac

Turn out a professional-looking report

https://www.lifewire.com/mac-double-sided-printing-4165407

 

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.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3535878/we-need-to-social-distance-from-the-scammers.html

 

How to Turn Your Smartphone Into a Webcam

https://gizmodo.com/how-to-turn-your-smartphone-into-a-webcam-1842783844

 

Roku stock pops as company says it expects streaming hours grew 49% in Q1

  - Roku said Monday that it was withdrawing its full-year 2020 financial outlook due to economic uncertainties around the Covid-19 pandemic.

  - For the first quarter, Roku said it expects revenue to be slightly higher than stated in its prior outlook. 

  - The company said it estimates 39.8 million active accounts as of March 31, 2020, with a net increase of 3 million since December 31. It also expects its first-quarter streaming hours to be 13.2 billion, a 49% increase year-over-year.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/13/roku-stock-rises-after-pulling-full-year-guidance-as-streaming-hours-still-on-the-rise.html

 

FCC filing suggests Microsoft's Surface Go sequel is almost here

Microsoft's entry-level tablet appears in line for an update.

https://www.engadget.com/microsoft-surface-go-2-evidence-214004643.html

 

Now, more than ever, it’s time to protect your home

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/now-more-than-ever-its-time-to-protect-your-home/734440/

 

Amazon Hiring Another 75,000 Workers to Address Shipment Crunch

The 100,000 new jobs Amazon announced last month have all been filled. However, the company still needs more workers as online orders on the site continue to surge.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/amazon-hiring-another-75000-workers-to-address-shipment-crunch

 

How To Recover Deleted Photos on Your iPhone

https://www.yahoo.com/news/recover-deleted-photos-iphone-153900286.html

 

Bluetooth 5.1’s Presence Detection Could Be the Future of Smarthome

https://www.howtogeek.com/403611/bluetooth-5.1-isnt-just-for-finding-your-keys-it-could-be-the-future-of-smart-home/

 

Launch Disney+ Faster by Installing It as a Progressive Web App

https://lifehacker.com/launch-disney-faster-by-installing-it-as-a-progressive-1842728846

 

Upgrade your eero mesh networking system with 50% off eero Secure

https://www.windowscentral.com/upgrade-your-eero-mesh-networking-system-50-eero-secure

 

How to test PS1, EXE, MSI installer in Windows Sandbox

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/test-ps1-exe-msi-installer-in-windows-sandbox

 

Zoom: Every security issue uncovered in the video chat app

Here's a timeline of Zoom's rapid rise and the security problems that have come to light.

https://www.cnet.com/news/zoom-every-security-issue-uncovered-in-the-video-chat-app/

 

Exaile is an open source and cross platform music player for Windows, macOS and Linux

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/11/exaile-is-an-open-source-and-cross-platform-music-player-for-windows-macos-and-linux/

 

WordPress WooCommerce sites targeted by credit card skimmers

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/wordpress-woocommerce-sites-targeted-by-credit-card-skimmers/

 

How to Get and Give Remote Assistance with Quick Assist app in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/56123-get-give-remote-assistance-quick-assist-app-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Turn Your Wyze Security Camera into a Webcam

https://www.maketecheasier.com/smart-home/turn-wyze-security-camera-into-webcam/

 

How to Allow (or Block) Camera and Mic Access in Chrome

You can control which sites are allowed to use the mic and camera

https://www.lifewire.com/configure-camera-microphone-setting-in-google-chrome-4103623

 

Microsoft adds 6 months support for Windows 10 1709 to account for pandemic disruption

The delay keeps client systems running 1709 protected until October, reducing pressure on IT admins at a time when everything has been disrupted.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3533557/microsoft-adds-6-months-support-for-windows-10-1709-to-account-for-pandemic-disruption.html

 

Fitbit's Charge 4 Is a Great Tracker That's Come at a Weird Time

https://gizmodo.com/fitbits-charge-4-is-a-great-tracker-thats-come-at-a-wei-1842782092

 

Google is raising money to give 5,000 needy families cash, with CEO Sundar Pichai donating $1 million

  - Google said it plans to raise $5 million for San Francisco Bay Area families, with $1 million coming from CEO Sundar Pichai.

  - It's a more direct-giving approach as the COVID-19 pandemic effects an already disproportionately effected region.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/13/google-partnering-to-give-cash-to-5000-families-pichai-donates-1m.html

 

Amazon plans virtual grocery waiting lists to cope with surging demand

You'll get your delivery window on a first-come, first-serve basis.

https://www.engadget.com/amazon-grocery-waiting-lines-132146366.html

 

10 ways cut your energy bill when you’re spending more time at home

https://www.komando.com/money-tips/ways-to-cut-your-energy-bill/733998/

 

Ooma Connect Leverages 4G for Voice, Internet, and Backup Connectivity

Popular small to midsized business voice over IP provider, Ooma, is now offering Ooma Connect. This slick-sounding, 4G-based solution is intended to improve throughput, reliability, and even call quality for customers in remote areas who are still tethered to older DSL and satellite connections.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/ooma-connect-leverages-4g-for-voice-internet-and-backup-connectivity

 

Apple is launching a new HomePod speaker that addresses two of the original's biggest flaws, report says

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-launching-homepod-speaker-addresses-132322311.html

 

How to Share Files Wirelessly Between Windows 10 and Your Samsung Phone

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-share-files-wirelessly-between-windows-10-and-yo-1842839656

 

6 Great Sites to Play Online Board Games with Friends

https://www.maketecheasier.com/play-online-board-games-with-friends/

 

Amazon allows sellers to start shipping nonessential items again

  - Amazon has started to allow third-party sellers to ship some nonessential items to its warehouses.

  - An Amazon spokesperson told CNBC it will start to allow some shipments later this week. 

  - The company told sellers in March that it would prioritize shipments of essential goods due to the coronavirus outbreak.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/13/amazon-allows-sellers-to-start-shipping-non-essential-items-again.html

 

Managing Firewall Rules with PowerShell in Windows

https://www.cloudsavvyit.com/4269/managing-firewall-rules-with-powershell-in-windows/

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The Cybersecurity 202: Coronavirus pandemic unleashes unprecedented number of online scams

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-cybersecurity-202/2020/04/01/the-cybersecurity-202-coronavirus-pandemic-unleashes-unprecedented-number-of-online-scams/5e83799b88e0fa101a757098/

 

Best Thunderbolt 3 Docks of 2020

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-thunderbolt-3-docks

 

8 Phishing Lures Preying on Pandemic Panic

Phishing campaigns and scams are skyrocketing to take advantage of people concerned about COVID-19 impacts. Here are some key examples in action.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/8-phishing-lures-preying-on-pandemic-panic/d/d-id/1337495

 

How to buy a monitor: what to look for to get the best monitor (and price) for you

Find out how to buy a monitor to fit your needs

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-buy-a-monitor-what-to-look-for-to-get-the-best-monitor-and-price-for-you

 

How to use the Microsoft News Bar app to get free, quality news

If News Bar doesn't work for you, we have some other suggestions, too.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3536676/how-to-use-the-microsoft-news-bar-app-to-get-free-quality-news.html

 

Report: 10th Gen Intel Core CPUs Draw as Much Power as an RTX 2080

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/309159-report-the-10th-gen-intel-core-family-draws-as-much-power-as-an-rtx-2080

 

How To View GPU Usage In MacOS Via Activity Monitor

https://www.techjunkie.com/view-gpu-usage-mac/

 

New Wiper Malware impersonates security researchers as prank

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-wiper-malware-impersonates-security-researchers-as-prank/

 

Microsoft Has Started Improving Windows 10 Just the Way So Many People Wanted

Despite still a work in progress, Windows 10X has already proved to be quite a hit in the Windows power user community, as many used the available emulator images to give a try to Microsoft’s new dual-screen and foldable device operating system.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-has-started-improving-windows-10-just-the-way-so-many-people-wanted-529701.shtml

 

Crowdstrike CEO seeing 'increased need of security as everyone works from home'

https://money.yahoo.com/crowdstrike-ceo-seeing-increased-security-184111744.html

 

Coronavirus conspiracies like that bogus 5G claim are racing across the internet

https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/10/coronavirus-5g-covid-19-conspiracy-theory-misinformation/

 

Coronavirus-themed attacks proving more successful than typical phishing campaigns

Cybercriminals have effectively changed their tactics to take advantage of the fear over COVID-19, says security provider Menlo Security.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/coronavirus-themed-attacks-proving-more-successful-than-typical-phishing-campaigns/

 

COVID-19 Fuels Heated Fight Over CCPA Enforcement Timing

https://www.law360.com/cybersecurity-privacy/articles/1257124/covid-19-fuels-heated-fight-over-ccpa-enforcement-timing

 

Phishing Trends Recap of COVID-19 Related Phishing Schemes

https://blog.knowbe4.com/phishing-trends-recap-of-covid-19-related-phishing-schemes

 

Canalys says supply chain woes meant fewer PCs shipped in Q1 despite huge demand

The research firm estimates an 8 percent decline in Q1 shipments

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/11/21217507/canalys-supply-chain-pcs-lenovo-dell-hp-apple-coronavirus

 

Best cheap TV deals in April 2020

Cheap TV deals from every retailer

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-tv-deals,news-26008.html

 

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 2009 (20H2): ALL THE NEW FEATURES AND CHANGES

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.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-2009-20h2-new-features/

 

Report: iPhone 12 Looks Like a Small iPad Pro

Apple has apparently redesigned the next iPhone to look very similar to the iPad Pro making it reminiscent the iPhone 5.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/report-iphone-12-looks-like-a-small-ipad-pro

 

10 tech spring cleaning tips for the quarantine era

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/10-tech-spring-cleaning-tips/734654/

 

How to clean and sanitize Xbox controllers the right way, with tips from Microsoft

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-sanitize-xbox-elite-limited-edition-and-regular-xbox-controllers-properly

 

9 Security Podcasts Worth Tuning In To

Recommendations for podcasts discussing news, trends, guidance, and stories across the cybersecurity industry.

https://www.darkreading.com/careers-and-people/9-security-podcasts-worth-tuning-in-to/d/d-id/1337474

 

How to use Calm: meditation and mindfulness for tough times

Keep on top of stress with simple exercises

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-calm-meditation-and-mindfulness-for-tough-times

 

Microsoft Teams finally adds custom background support, just like Zoom

But are video backgrounds supported? Microsoft hasn't said.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3537549/microsoft-teams-finally-adds-custom-background-support-just-like-zoom.html

 

Meet the Zhaoxin KX-U6780A: China’s First Homegrown x86 CPU

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/309187-meet-the-zhaoxin-kx-u6780a-chinas-first-homegrown-x86-cpu

 

The Five Best Free Drawing Apps For Mac [April 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-free-drawing-apps-mac/

 

Windows 10: The new hidden features found in preview builds

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-the-new-hidden-features-found-in-preview-builds/

 

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.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-news-bar-for-windows-10-review-529693.shtml

 

'Pandemic drones' could single people out in a crowd for coughing, sneezing, or running a temperature, developers say — here's how they work

https://www.yahoo.com/news/pandemic-drones-could-single-people-133800070.html

 

Spike in Remote Work Leads to 40% Increase in RDP Exposure to Hackers

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/spike-in-remote-work-leads-to-40-increase-in-rdp-exposure-to-hackers-22782.html

 

How to enable SMS verification code autofill in Android

Starting with Android 9, you can make two-factor authentication even easier.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-enable-sms-verification-code-autofill-in-android/

 

Cybersecurity Lawyer Who Flagged The WHO Hack Warns Of 'Massive' Remote Work Risks

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/03/30/822687397/cybersecurity-lawyer-who-flagged-the-who-hack-warns-of-massive-remote-work-risks

 

They're Here! COVID-19 Stimulus Check Phishes Finally Arrive

https://blog.knowbe4.com/theyre-here-covid-19-stimulus-check-phishes-finally-arrive

 

How Apple and Google are tackling one of the toughest parts about tracking COVID-19 exposures

Adoption is the hard part of contact tracing apps so far — but if it’s baked into the operating system, it gets a lot easier

https://www.theverge.com/interface/2020/4/11/21216652/apple-google-contact-tracing-covid-19-coronavirus-api-public-health-app-challenges

 

Amazon suspends grocery signups for Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods

New Amazon grocery delivery customers are being put on a waitlist

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/amazon-suspends-grocery-signups-for-amazon-fresh-and-whole-foods

 

How to stop Microsoft Teams from starting automatically on Windows 10

If you use Microsoft Teams, but it keeps opening automatically on startup, then use these steps to stop this behavior.

https://pureinfotech.com/stop-microsoft-teams-starting-automatically-windows-10/

 

A Third of Cable Subscribers May Cancel if NFL Season is Postponed

Most live sports have been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but a survey suggest many could cancel cable if the NFL season is postponed.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/a-third-of-cable-subscribers-may-cancel-if-nfl-season-is-postponed

 

Unemployment offices desperately seeking coders who know 60-year-old language

https://www.komando.com/news/unemployment-offices-seeking-coders/734737/

 

Best PC Monitors Under $200 in 2020

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-pc-monitors-under-200

 

Cybercrime May Be the World's Third-Largest Economy by 2021

The underground economy is undergoing an industrialization wave and booming like never before.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/cybercrime-may-be-the-worlds-third-largest-economy-by-2021/a/d-id/1337475

 

How to play board games online: play with friends or family over the web

Change that bored to board

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-play-board-games-online-play-with-friends-or-family-over-the-web

 

The Origin 12-core Ryzen 9 EON15-X wins for Monster Ryzen Laptop of the week

...if there were such an award, which there isn't. Still, fitting a desktop Ryzen 9 3900 and GeForce RTX 2070 into a 15.6-inch laptop is impressive.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3536656/the-origin-12-core-ryzen-9-eon15-x-wins-for-monster-ryzen-laptop-of-the-week.html

 

Microsoft Said to Be Pivoting Windows 10X to Single-Screen Devices

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/309084-microsoft-said-to-be-pivoting-windows-10x-to-single-screen-devices

 

How To Fix Pixelated Photos & Pictures

https://www.techjunkie.com/fix-pixelated-pictures/

 

The Week in Ransomware - April 3rd 2020 - No Sign of Letting Up

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/the-week-in-ransomware-april-3rd-2020-no-sign-of-letting-up/

 

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.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-will-get-an-improved-system-cleaning-tool-529692.shtml

 

10 Nerdy and Geeky TV Shows to Watch on Netflix

Even though Netflix's library is dwindling, there are still plenty of great TV series for nerds and geeks, especially if you're a fan of science fiction.

https://whatnerd.com/geeky-tv-shows-on-netflix/

 

Latest Global COVID-19/Coronavirus Spearphishing Campaign Drops Infostealer

https://www.fortinet.com/blog/threat-research/latest-global-covid-19-coronavirus-spearphishing-campaign-drops-infostealer.html

 

How to share files and folders in Google Drive

Google's free cloud storage platform, Google Drive, is a great collaboration tool, but you have to know how to share files and folders to make it fulfill its potential.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-share-files-and-folders-in-google-drive/

 

When hackers kidnap their data, companies are increasingly using ‘breach coaches’ and negotiators

Cyberinsurers can help providers recover from digital attacks or even make ransom payments to recover lost data.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90473369/when-ransomware-strikes-companies-are-increasingly-turning-to-breach-coaches

 

The Best Computer Security Solvers Look Beyond the Problem

https://blog.knowbe4.com/the-best-computer-security-solvers-look-beyond-the-problem

 

How you’ll use Apple and Google’s coronavirus tracking tool

There’s still a lot we don’t know

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/10/21216715/apple-google-coronavirus-covid-19-contact-tracing-app-details-use

 

Apple Watch 6: Release date, price, sleep tracking and rumors

The Apple Watch 6 is coming this fall with a host of new features. Here's all the rumors so far.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/apple-watch-6

 

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

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

https://pureinfotech.com/delete-files-older-than-days-windows-10/

 

IRS Plans Website to Track Stimulus Checks

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

https://www.pcmag.com/news/irs-plans-website-to-track-stimulus-checks

 

Didn’t file taxes in 2018 or 2019? Use this new IRS website to get your coronavirus payment

https://www.komando.com/money/didnt-file-taxes-in-2018-or-2019-use-this-new-irs-website-to-get-your-coronavirus-payment/734735/

 

How to install Disney Plus as a Windows 10 app

There is an app for Disney+ on Windows 10. Here is how to get it.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-install-disney-app-windows-10

 

SFO Hit by Web Compromise

Web app credentials were stolen in attacks on two airport websites.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/sfo-hit-by-web-compromise/d/d-id/1337544

 

5 things to consider when planning a virtual event

How to make it a success

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/5-things-to-consider-when-planning-a-virtual-event

 

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

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

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3536688/skype-vs-zoom-which-is-best-for-working-from-home.html

 

Nvidia Joins War Against COVID-19 With AI, GPU Supercomputing

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/308904-nvidia-joins-war-against-covid-19-with-ai-gpgpu

 

How To Watch Discovery Channel Without Cable

https://www.techjunkie.com/watch-discovery-channel-without-cable/

 

Windows Defender incorrectly flagged Winaero Tweaker as HackTool

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-defender-incorrectly-flagged-winaero-tweaker-as-hacktool/

 

CookiesBlock

Block cookies disclaimers, notifications, newsletters, translations, and more similarly annoying content with the help of this Chrome extension

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

 

9 Classic RPG Series You Can Still Play Today

Feel like playing some of the classic RPGs you grew up with? You can play these without digging out your old console or PC.

https://whatnerd.com/classic-rpg-series-play-today/

 

There's now COVID-19 malware that will wipe your PC and rewrite your MBR

Security researchers have discovered coronavirus-themed malware created to destroy users' computers.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/theres-now-covid-19-malware-that-will-wipe-your-pc-and-rewrite-your-mbr/

 

How to add guest accounts to your Microsoft Teams

The expanded guest account capabilities for Microsoft Teams means you can add anyone with an email address to the collaboration platform.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-add-guest-accounts-to-your-microsoft-teams/

 

Is your network effective in blocking ransomware when employees fall for social engineering attacks?

https://www.knowbe4.com/ransomware-simulator

 

Verizon’s new marketing tool sets emails to arrive when you look at your inbox

The company calls it ‘View Time Optimization’

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/10/21216932/verizon-email-ads-view-time-optimization-marketing-privacy

 

Identifying vulnerabilities and protecting you from phishing

https://www.blog.google/technology/safety-security/threat-analysis-group/identifying-vulnerabilities-and-protecting-you-phishing/

 

Best free Zoom backgrounds

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/best-free-zoom-backgrounds

 

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

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

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-news-bar-app-windows-10/

 

Cabin Fever? 9 Free Online Learning Activities to Keep Your Kids Busy

With free tools from Scholastic, the Smithsonian, Audible, and more, your children can visit a museum, participate in a dance-off, or even cook you dinner. Here are some of the best free online learning tools for kids.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/cabin-fever-free-online-educational-activities-to-keep-your-kids-busy

 

Video conference security settings you need to change right now

https://www.komando.com/how-tos/change-these-video-conference-security-settings/734383/

 

How to use your Android phone as a webcam for streaming

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-your-android-phone-webcam-streaming

 

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.

https://pureinfotech.com/download-facebook-messenger-app-windows-10/

 

SK-Hynix Plans for Blazing-Fast DDR5-8400 PC Memory

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/308848-sk-hynix-plans-for-blazing-fast-ddr5-8400-pc-memory

 

Is The Amazon Fire Tablet Considered An Android Device?

https://www.techjunkie.com/amazon-fire-tablet-android-device/

 

35% of Zoom users fear data leaks amid the platform's security issues

12% of users have reportedly stopped using Zoom altogether, the social platform Blind found.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/35-of-zoom-users-fear-data-leaks-amid-the-platforms-security-issues/

 

Group-IB: new financially motivated attacks in Western Europe traced to Russian-speaking threat actors

https://www.group-ib.com/media/silence_ta505_attacks_in_europe/

 

Quibi review: Quick bites of quality video entertainment designed for an audience on the go

But with so few of us on the go right now, is Quibi still worth the price of admission?

https://www.techhive.com/article/3536695/quibi-review-quick-bites-of-quality-video-entertainment-designed-for-an-audience-on-the-go.html

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