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What's 'Zoom fatigue'? Here's why video calls can be so exhausting

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/04/23/zoom-fatigue-video-calls-coronavirus-can-make-us-tired-anxious/3010478001/

 

[ALERT] Fake Customer Service Scams

https://askbobrankin.com/alert_fake_customer_service_scams.html

 

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

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fix-windows-10-wi-fi-problems/

 

How to create free Zoom account (only needed if you initial the conference call, otherwise your just joining and don't need an account)

If you want to use Zoom to video chat with friends and family, or for business purposes, then you can start with a free account.

https://pureinfotech.com/create-free-zoom-account/

 

Verizon pulls 2020 revenue view as lockdowns result in wireless subscriber loss

  - In Q1 2020, Verizon’s earned $1.26 per share, above analysts’ average estimate of $1.22.

  - Total operating revenue for the wireless carrier fell 1.6% to $31.6 billion from a year earlier.

  - Verizon pulled its full-year revenue outlook. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/24/verizon-vz-earnings-q1-2020.html

 

Extending Your Network With A Wireless Access Point

Adding a wireless access point to extend your network's range can be confusing. Many routers come with wireless capability, but you only need one router.

https://askleo.com/extending-network-wireless-access-point/

 

iPhone SE outclasses all Android phones thanks to Apple's A13 chip

Performance on a budget arrives just in time for buyers spooked by the pandemic.

https://www.cnet.com/news/iphone-se-outclasses-all-android-phones-thanks-to-apples-a13-chip-processor/

 

Contribute to open source healthcare projects for COVID-19

Ways to put your programming and documentation skills to use by creating open source solutions to assist the medical community.

https://opensource.com/article/20/3/volunteer-covid19?sc_cid=7013a000002DdOxAAK

 

Ultraviolet light can be used against coronavirus — just not in the way Trump imagines (just be careful with the UV light)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ultraviolet-light-can-be-used-against-coronavirus-just-not-in-the-way-trump-imagines-090000567.html

 

Fake News: Many Twitter 'Debates' are Actually Bots

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10746/fake-news-many-twitter-debates-are-actually-bots

 

Add 2TB of portable storage to your setup for only $51 with this killer deal

Staples is selling a 2TB Seagate external drive for just $51 when you combine a solid discount with a juicy coupon code.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3539911/add-2tb-of-portable-storage-to-your-setup-for-only-51-with-this-killer-deal.html

 

Facebook ads, conspiracy theorists pushed bleach consumption and UV ray cures

UV rays or disinfectants as treatments have been rejected by health and science communities — and embraced by conspiracy theorists and extreme alternative medicine communities.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/facebook-ads-conspiracy-theorists-pushed-bleach-consumption-uv-ray-cures-n1191721

 

UbuntuDDE Beta: A Linux Remix That Lifts User Experience to the Next Level

https://linuxinsider.com/story/ubuntudde-beta-a-linux-remix-that-lifts-user-experience-to-the-next-level-86629.html

 

This random message notification will cause your iPhone to crash before you even read it

Your friends can crash your iPhone with this text.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3540310/this-random-message-notification-will-cause-your-iphone-to-crash-before-you-even-read-it.html

 

CNN, People Magazine and CNBC News sites faked to promote phony pandemic survival book

https://blog.avast.com/faked-websites-promote-pandemic-survival-book-avast

 

Xbox Series X can load ‘Gears 5’ four times faster than Xbox One

  - Xbox Series X can load Gears 5 four times faster than the Xbox One, says developer.

  - This was achieved without making any code changes, which implies that the Xbox Series X will be able to load games even faster when developers start optimizing their games for the next-gen console.

  - Xbox head Phil Spencer says next-gen games will finally be revealed soon.

https://bgr.com/2020/04/23/xbox-series-x-load-times-faster-ssd-gears-5/

 

How to Change Your Zoom Background to a Fun Photo or Video

https://www.howtogeek.com/669436/make-zoom-more-fun-with-photo-or-video-backgrounds/

 

Malwarebytes Enters VPN Market Using WireGuard Protocol

To stand out from the rest of the pack, Malwarebytes has decided to use the newer WireGuard protocol in its VPN product, Malwarebytes Privacy, which is currently available for Windows computers.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/malwarebytes-enters-vpn-market-using-wireguard-protocol

 

10 COVID-19 scams spreading right now that people are falling for

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/covid-19-scams-spreading-now/736501/

 

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 install Zoom app on Windows 10

You can use Zoom for free on Windows 10, and here's how to get the app.

https://pureinfotech.com/install-zoom-app-windows-10/

 

The FDA just approved Columbia’s Covid-19 plasma therapy study, backed by Amazon

  - FDA just greenlight a study to determine whether plasma collected from recently recovered Covid-19 patients help protect health care workers and alleviate symptoms in those who are severely ill from the virus. 

  - The study will be conducted at Columbia University in New York, which is still one of the virus’ hotspots. 

  - Amazon is backing the study to the tune of $2.5 million. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/23/fda-approves-amazon-backed-columbia-study-of-plasma-covid-19-therapy.html

 

Is an Outbound Firewall Needed?

An outbound firewall will alert you to suspicious connections. The biggest problem? If correct, it's too late.

https://askleo.com/is_an_outbound_firewall_needed/

 

iPhone SE vs. iPhone 11 comparison: Which new iPhone should you buy?

Apple's iPhone SE for 2020 is $300 cheaper than the baseline iPhone 11. Here's what you get (and don't get) for that price.

https://www.cnet.com/news/iphone-se-vs-iphone-11-comparison-which-new-phone-should-get-buy-specs-versus/

 

How open source software is fighting COVID-19

Learn about four of the thousands of open source projects combating the spread of coronavirus.

https://opensource.com/article/20/3/open-source-software-covid19?sc_cid=7013a000002DdOxAAK

 

Elon Musk's Internet for Everyone Is Coming Very Soon

https://www.yahoo.com/news/elon-musks-internet-everyone-coming-155600310.html

 

Android Store Hacked; Up to 40M Accounts Leaked

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10745/android-store-hacked-40m-accounts-leaked

 

These can't-miss AMD Radeon RX 5700-series GPU deals come loaded with free games

Newegg is selling the Radeon RX 5700 and the RX 5700 XT at excellent prices today.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3539281/these-cant-miss-amd-radeon-rx-5700-series-gpu-deals-come-loaded-with-free-games.html

 

Child sexual abuse images and online exploitation surge during pandemic

With tech companies' moderation efforts constrained by the pandemic, distributors of child sexual exploitation material are growing bolder, using major platforms to try to draw audiences.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/child-sexual-abuse-images-online-exploitation-surge-during-pandemic-n1190506

 

Ubuntu ‘Focal Fossa’ Homes In on Enterprise Security

https://linuxinsider.com/story/ubuntu-focal-fossa-homes-in-on-enterprise-security-86628.html

 

Apple admits to widespread iOS Mail security threat but says it doesn't pose ‘an immediate risk’

Fix coming 'soon'

https://www.macworld.com/article/3540292/apple-admits-to-widespread-ios-mail-security-threat-but-says-it-doesnt-pose-an-immediate-risk.html

 

What you need to know about government contact tracing apps

https://blog.avast.com/what-to-know-about-government-contact-tracing-apps

 

Scary new estimates show what will happen if we stop social distancing in May

  - As state and local public officials and health experts, along with the Trump administration at the federal level, work through the details of how they’ll go about reopening the country in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, a new model shows what the effect will be of relaxing social distancing guidelines around the country starting in May.

  - From the PolicyLab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, this tool shows what will happen at the county level around the country if social distancing guidelines are relaxed 50% starting May 15 (hint: it’s not good).

https://bgr.com/2020/04/23/coronavirus-usa-reopening-end-of-lockdowns-social-distancing-effect-on-cases/

 

How to Make Voice and Video Calls on Skype

https://www.howtogeek.com/666981/how-to-make-voice-and-video-calls-on-skype/

 

Zoom Tips Security Upgrades as Daily Users Surge to 300 Million

In December, Zoom was attracting a mere 10 million daily users. Now at 300 million, Zoom details plans to improve the video-conferencing service’s encryption standard.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/zoom-tips-security-upgrades-as-daily-users-surge-to-300-million

 

Stop junk mail and robocalls with this handy security tool

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/stop-junk-mail-and-robocalls-with-this-handy-security-tool/736050/

 

USB Ports Not Working? Here’s How to Diagnose and Fix It

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/dead-usb-port-heres-how-to-diagnose-and-fix-it/

 

How to use Microsoft Editor spelling and grammar assistant on Microsoft Edge

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

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-editor-spelling-grammar-microsoft-edge/

 

How to command your iPhone to play music for 20 seconds while you wash your hands

  - Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent germs, especially the coronavirus, from spreading.

  - For best results, the CDC recommends washing hands for at least 20 seconds.

  - A new mini-program from Apple will play 20 seconds of your favorite song so you can be sure you’re washing your hands long enough. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/23/how-to-use-apple-siri-hands-washing-music-to-play-music-for-20-seconds.html

 

Can a Virus Spread Over a Local Network?

Windows Firewall will protect your machine from other computers that share the "safe side" of the router.

https://askleo.com/can_a_virus_spread_over_a_local_network/

 

14 hidden iPhone and iPad tricks: Screenshots, trackpad, better battery charging

Whether you have an iPhone SE or an iPhone 11 Pro, Apple's iOS 13 is full of lesser-known features like improved screenshots and a new volume indicator that make the iPhone and iPad infinitely appealing.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/14-hidden-iphone-and-ipad-tricks-screenshots-trackpad-better-battery-charging/

 

7 open hardware projects working to solve COVID-19

Open hardware solutions can prevent the spread and suffering of the novel coronavirus.

https://opensource.com/article/20/3/open-hardware-covid19?sc_cid=7013a000002DdOxAAK

 

First Look: 2020 iPhone SE

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/first-look-2020-iphone-se-125547014.html

 

How to Fix Windows Defender Glitch

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10744/how-fix-windows-defender-glitch

 

Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro top features — the best iPad accessory ever [Video]

https://9to5mac.com/2020/04/24/magic-keyboard-for-ipad-pro-review-top-features-best-ipad-accessory-ever-video/

 

Google to require all advertisers to pass identity verification process

Consumers have seen a proliferation of ads for products from dubious advertisers, like fake vaccines, in recent months. Fake businesses have also been an issue.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/google-require-all-advertisers-pass-identity-verification-process-n1190391

 

Zorin OS Core Makes GNOME More Comfortable

https://linuxinsider.com/story/zorin-os-core-makes-gnome-more-comfortable-86565.html

 

Having problems with Bluetooth audio quality on a Mac? Here are ways to fix it

Some Bluetooth devices use a lower-quality audio method when acting as both a mic and a speaker or headphones.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3538798/mac-bluetooth-audio-quality-ways-to-fix-it.html

 

The other coronavirus epidemic: cybercrime

https://blog.avast.com/the-other-coronavirus-epidemic-cybercrime

 

Elon Musk reveals when Starlink internet service will go live

https://bgr.com/2020/04/23/starlink-internet-launch-spacex/

 

What’s New in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS “Focal Fossa”

https://www.howtogeek.com/666784/whats-new-in-ubuntu-20.04-lts-focal-fossa/

 

Crucial Launches Its Fastest Ever M.2 SSD

The P5 is a PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 SSD capable of reaching 3,400MB/s read speeds and 3,000MB/s writes.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/crucial-launches-its-fastest-ever-m2-ssd

 

How location tracking will work to tell you if you’ve been exposed to coronavirus

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/location-tracking-contact-tracing/736056/

 

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 fix Night Light on Windows 10

Is Night Light not working after upgrading to a new version of Windows 10? Here's how you can try to fix the problem.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-night-light-windows-10/

 

Google will make all advertisers prove their identities, so people can see who they are and which country they’re in

  - Google began requiring political advertisers wanting to run election ads on its platform to verify their identity back in 2018.

  - Now, that program is being extended to all advertisers, the company wrote in a blog post this morning from John Canfield, its director of product management for ads integrity. 

  - The change will allow consumers to see who’s running an ad and which country they’re located in when they click “Why this ad?” on a placement. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/23/google-advertiser-verification-process-now-required.html

 

What is “ping”, and what does its output tell me?

Ping is one of the oldest diagnostic tools. It simply validates connectivity from point A to point B, and in doing so provides additional useful information.

https://askleo.com/what_is_ping_and_what_does_its_output_tell_me/

 

6 underused Alexa tricks to try with your Amazon Echo today

If you haven't heard about these Alexa features, now's the time to give them a go.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/6-underused-alexa-tricks-to-try-with-your-amazon-echo-today/

 

How I'm using AI to translate 'wash your hands' in 500 languages

By using both human and machine-generated translations, key health phrases can be translated into local languages spoken all over the world.

https://opensource.com/article/20/4/ai-translation?sc_cid=7013a000002DdOxAAK

 

Why coronavirus could lead to the demise of cable TV as more consumers cut the cord

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-coronavirus-could-lead-to-the-demise-of-cable-tv-as-consumers-cut-the-cord-144911005.html

 

CDC: Frozen raspberries were culprit behind 2019 norovirus outbreak on multiple cruises

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/cruises/2020/04/24/cdc-report-raspberries-caused-2019-norovirus-outbreak-cruises/3018721001/

 

Google Meet call w/ thousands of Googlers watched an executive’s son praise Zoom

https://9to5google.com/2020/04/25/google-meet-zoom-competition-executive-son-story/

 

Logins of WHO, Gates Foundation employees circulate on fringes of the internet

Analysis of the information found it had likely been collected from previous breaches, a practice that is not uncommon in the internet's black market for data.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/logins-who-gates-foundation-employees-circulate-fringes-internet-n1189636

 

The 9 Best Podcasts for Avid Readers and Bibliophiles

Love to read but can't find enough time? These podcasts may be the next best thing.

https://whatnerd.com/best-podcasts-readers-bibliophiles/

 

Just picked up an iPhone SE? Do these 5 things first!

Don't even peel the plastic off your new iPhone SE before you read this setup guide.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3539056/iphone-se-do-these-things-first.html

 

10 tips to keep your iPhone secure

https://blog.avast.com/tips-to-keep-your-ios-device-secure

 

Flushing the toilet might give you coronavirus

  - A review of existing research suggests it’s possible that the novel coronavirus may spread via bathroom use.

  - The review, which included studies as old as the 1950s, reveals that a “toilet plume” may contain biological material capable of causing infections.

https://bgr.com/2020/04/23/coronavirus-tips-new-spread-from-flushing-toilet/

 

How to Change Your Skype Video Call Background

https://www.howtogeek.com/669542/how-to-change-your-skype-video-call-background/

 

Free Fast Food During the Pandemic? Nah, It's Just State-Sponsored Hackers

More than a dozen state-sponsored hacking groups are using the pandemic for phishing email schemes, Google says. But overall volume of phishing emails from government-backed actors remains relatively unchanged.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/free-fast-food-during-the-pandemic-nah-its-just-state-sponsored-hackers

 

Which internet browser is best? Comparing Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, Tor

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/which-internet-browser-is-best/571948/

 

How to Fix the Inaccessible Boot Device Error in Windows 10

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/inaccessible-boot-device-windows-10/

 

Which Mobile Phone Service Has the Strongest Signal?

https://askbobrankin.com/which_mobile_phone_service_has_the_strongest_signal.html

 

8 Fun Facts About the Fossa

https://www.mindbounce.com/443581/8-fun-facts-about-the-fossa/

 

How contact tracing could use Bluetooth to track coronavirus on your smartphone

When Bluetooth is turned on, your phone uses radio waves to figure out which other devices are nearby. This could be used to create an anonymous notification network.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/how-contact-tracing-could-use-bluetooth-track-coronavirus-your-smartphone-n1187796

Fri 1957 04/24/2020

Every Zoom Keyboard Shortcut and How to Use Them

https://www.howtogeek.com/669467/zoom-keyboard-shortcut-and-how-to-use-them/

 

Don’t Inject Disinfectants, Lysol Warns as Trump Raises Idea (this was Trump's sarcasm to a reporters question that spun out of control and some idiots will do it)

The president noted that researchers were looking at the effects of disinfectants on the virus and wondered aloud if they could be injected into people

https://www.snopes.com/ap/2020/04/23/dont-inject-disinfectants-lysol-warns-as-trump-raises-idea/

 

Facebook rolling out free video calling for up to 50 people

  - Facebook on Friday announced a slew of new video calling features.

  - The new features include Messenger Rooms, which will allow Facebook and Messenger users to create group video calls of up to 50 people. Previously, Messenger video calls were limited to eight people.

  - Between WhatsApp and Messenger, more than 700 million accounts participate in calls every day, said Stan Chudnovsky, vice president of Messenger. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/24/facebook-messenger-rooms-offers-video-calls-for-up-to-50-people.html

 

XBOX ONE APRIL UPDATE, VERSION 2004: FEATURES AND CHANGES

Microsoft pushes the April 2020 Update for Xbox One consoles with new Surprise Me! button and improvements for Mixer.

https://pureinfotech.com/xbox-one-april-2020-update-2004-features/

 

How Can I View Online Video Without the Starts and Stops?

If you don't have a fast enough internet connection, video playback can be affected.

https://askleo.com/how_can_i_view_online_video_without_the_starts_and_stops/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J8WASgCz4pdfbL

 

Many reported problems with this month’s Win10 Cumulative Update, but few patterns

The Windows 10 version 1903 and 1909 Patch Tuesday patch for this month, KB 4549951, has drawn lots of criticism (and more than a few clickbaity headlines) for bugs and crashes. We’re seeing a reappearance of the old race condition/temporary profile bug, but the rest look like one-offs. Do you sense a pattern?

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3540429/many-reported-problems-with-this-months-win10-cumulative-update-but-few-patterns.html

 

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/

 

Flaws in ABB DCS Allow Hackers to Cause Disruption in Industrial Environments

https://www.securityweek.com/flaws-abb-dcs-allow-hackers-cause-disruption-industrial-environments

 

[Tip] Add, Remove and Group Program Shortcuts in Windows 10 Start Menu

https://www.askvg.com/tip-add-remove-and-group-program-shortcuts-in-windows-10-start-menu/

 

Android Store Hacked; Up to 40M Accounts Leaked

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10745/android-store-hacked-40m-accounts-leaked

 

Unproven Coronavirus Therapy Proves Cash Cow for Shadow Pharmacies

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/04/unproven-coronavirus-therapy-proves-cash-cow-for-shadow-pharmacies/

 

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

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

 

How to boost cell service signal on an iPhone

https://news.yahoo.com/boost-cell-signal-iphone-193854657.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

Stop Using Dark Mode

https://gizmodo.com/stop-using-dark-mode-1843041171

 

Four cybersecurity novels to distract you from the current zombie apocalypse.

Listen to the podcast version of this story.

https://thecyberwire.com/stories/f948f8606d864801988656cecd069236/four-cybersecurity-novels-to-distract-you-from-the-current-zombie-apocalypse

 

Apple Says Zero-Click iPhone Attack Poses No Risk to Users

The vulnerabilities were discovered in the Mail app for iOS, but Apple's investigation concluded there's no immediate risk to users and a fix will be rolled out as part of a future iOS version release.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/apple-says-zero-click-iphone-attack-poses-no-risk-to-users

 

7 tricks for extending the battery life of your laptop

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/extend-your-laptop-battery-life/735625/

 

Online education company Coursera offers unemployed workers thousands of free courses

  - The Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative is teaming up with state governments in the U.S. and the leadership of countries around the world to offer 3,800 courses at no cost from top universities and corporations, including Amazon and Google.

  - The free courses, which usually cost $399 a year, are focused on skills and professional certifications that will help out-of-work individuals find new jobs in high-demand sectors.

  - Coursera has added 10 million users in the past month as online education has surged, especially courses in data science, computer science, business and health care.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/24/coursera-offers-unemployed-workers-thousands-of-free-online-courses.html

 

How to set a custom image as your Xbox One background

Use these steps to set your own custom image as background on your Xbox One.

https://pureinfotech.com/xbox-one-set-background/

 

How Do I Find the DNS Server Used By My PC?

The DNS servers used by your computer are most likely specified by your ISP. I'll look at how to tell which servers they are and why you might consider changing them.

https://askleo.com/find-dns-server-used-pc/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J8WASgCz4pdfbL

 

Windows 10's pandemic support extension: What it means

As Microsoft has lengthened support times for various versions of Windows 10, it's set up a calendar for later this year that will create a pile-up of deadlines for itself – and users.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3539553/windows-10s-pandemic-support-extension-what-it-means.html

 

Google declares war on Android fleeceware scamming users through sneaky subscriptions

https://www.grahamcluley.com/android-fleeceware-scams/

 

'VictoryGate' Botnet Infected 35,000 Devices via USB Drives

https://www.securityweek.com/victorygate-botnet-infected-35000-devices-usb-drives

 

[Tip] Enable Weather Forecast Widget on Opera Speed Dial Page

https://www.askvg.com/tip-enable-weather-forecast-widget-on-opera-speed-dial-page/

 

Fake News: Many Twitter 'Debates' are Actually Bots

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10746/fake-news-many-twitter-debates-are-actually-bots

 

When in Doubt: Hang Up, Look Up, & Call Back

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/04/when-in-doubt-hang-up-look-up-call-back/

 

How to update the Safari web browser on your Mac

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

 

WiFi 6E Could Be the Answer to Your Internet Signal Struggles

https://news.yahoo.com/wifi-6e-could-answer-internet-202932950.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

NASA Rocket Scientists Designed a Rapid-Production Ventilator in Just 37 Days

https://gizmodo.com/nasa-rocket-scientists-designed-a-rapid-production-vent-1843047177

 

The CyberWire Pro Privacy Briefing for 4.24.20

At a glance.

  - Pirated content carries privacy-threatening malware.

  - Bluetooth RCE exploit demonstrated.

  - More companies shun Zoom over privacy concerns.

  - Risks of iOS zero days may be exaggerated.

https://thecyberwire.com/newsletters/privacy-briefing/2/80

 

A Third of Remote Workers Say Weak Internet Has Hurt Their Productivity

With so many of us working from home, a strong internet connection has never been more important. A recent survey found that a third of respondents have seen their productivity slip due to bad internet.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/a-third-of-remote-workers-say-weak-internet-has-hurt-their-productivity

 

Need a job? Major companies hiring for 850K positions

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/walmart-hiring-50k-workers/735729/

 

As others cave, several public companies that took small business loans are not giving back the cash

  - CNBC reached out to the 41 biggest publicly traded companies that had received Paycheck Protection Program loans to see if they would be returning the funds.

  - Six said they had no plans to return the funds, five said they will (or had) returned the money, while 30 either did not respond or said their decision was pending.

  - “All I see is a knee-jerk reaction to Shake Shack,” one CEO keeping the cash said. “To return [the PPP funds] would be breaching fiduciary duty.”

  - The government warned public companies on Thursday to return the relief loans in two weeks if they wanted to avoid scrutiny about whether it was necessary for them to take the capital.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/24/public-companies-split-on-whether-to-return-small-business-loans.html

 

How to fix Night Light on Windows 10

Is Night Light not working after upgrading to a new version of Windows 10? Here's how you can try to fix the problem.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-night-light-windows-10/

 

How Do I Tell If My Computer Meets Windows 10 Minimum Requirements?

It would be good to know if your computer meets Windows 10 minimum requirements before installation. I have a recommendation on how to proceed.

https://askleo.com/windows-10-minimum-requirements/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J8WASgCz4pdfbL

 

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

 

Text ‘bomb’ crashes iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple Watches – what you need to know

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/text-bomb-crashes-iphones-ipads-macs-and-apple-watches-what-you-need-to-know-23067.html

 

Apple Finds No Evidence of Attacks Targeting iOS Mail App Vulnerabilities

https://www.securityweek.com/apple-finds-no-evidence-attacks-targeting-ios-mail-app-vulnerabilities

 

[Software Update] Opera 68 Now Available for Download

https://www.askvg.com/download-opera-latest-version/

 

How to set up a remote school environment for kids with Linux

Repurpose an old computer to support the new home-schooler in your life.

https://opensource.com/article/20/4/school-home-linux?sc_cid=7013a000002DcI6AAK

 

Who’s Behind the “Reopen” Domain Surge?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/04/whos-behind-the-reopen-domain-surge/

 

How to stop Spotify opening up on startup on your Mac

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

 

Apple Finds No Evidence Hackers Exploited iPhone, iPad Mail Flaw

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-finds-no-evidence-hackers-031310624.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

How to Figure Out What's Wrong With Your Internet Connection

https://gizmodo.com/how-to-troubleshoot-internet-connection-problems-1757211380

 

Biomedical organizations as cyber targets. Astroturfing and influence.

China says that biomedical organizations should be off-limits to hacking.

https://thecyberwire.com/stories/4149f590ab3643a3af95d6333f236c72/biomedical-organizations-as-cyber-targets-astroturfing-and-influence

 

Google Meet Gets a Zoom-Like Upgrade to View Up to 16 Participants

The change will make Google Meet a bit more competitive against Zoom in the war for enterprise video conferencing users.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-meet-gets-a-zoom-like-upgrade-to-view-up-to-16-participants

 

Data breach! 20 million app store credentials leaked

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/app-store-credentials-leaked/736410/

 

She got a forgivable loan. Her employees hate her for it.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/22/she-got-a-paycheck-protection-loan-her-employees-hate-her-for-it.html

 

How to check if your PC is using BIOS or UEFI on Windows 10

Wondering whether your Windows 10 device is using BIOS or UEFI? Here's how to tell.

https://pureinfotech.com/check-bios-uefi-windows-10/

 

How Do I Leave Services I Didn’t Request?

Unauthorized use of your email address is rarely anything more serious than annoyance.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-leave-services-i-didnt-request/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J8WASgCz4pdfbL

 

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

 

IT services giant Cognizant hit by Maze ransomware attack

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/it-services-giant-cognizant-hit-by-maze-ransomware-attack-23016.html

 

Hoaxcalls Botnet Expands Targets List, DDoS Capabilities

https://www.securityweek.com/hoaxcalls-botnet-expands-targets-list-ddos-capabilities

 

[Fix] Lost Internet Access in Windows 10 After Feature Update Installation

https://www.askvg.com/fix-lost-internet-access-in-windows-10-after-feature-update-installation/

 

Use this helpful Bash script when stargazing

Keep your eyes on the stars by putting your Linux machine in night vision mode with xcalib.

https://opensource.com/article/20/4/linux-astronomy?sc_cid=7013a000002DcI6AAK

 

Sipping from the Coronavirus Domain Firehose

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

 

What is Zoom and how to download it on your Mac

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

 

Google Duo gets handful of new features to keep family and friends better connected

https://news.yahoo.com/google-duo-gets-handful-features-keep-family-friends-130726023.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=2_04

 

The New iPad Pro Inches Closer to Becoming the Laptop I Want

https://gizmodo.com/the-new-ipad-pro-inches-closer-to-becoming-the-laptop-i-1842714486

 

The CyberWire Pro Disinformation Briefing for 4.23.20

At a glance.

  - COVID-19 disinformation campaigns: Russian, Chinese, and Iranian.

  - US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence reports on the Intelligence Community's assessment of Russian active measures during the 2016 US elections.

  - Twitter will block tweets that distribute harmful misinformation about the pandemic.

  - Arrests in India of people accused of spreading COVID-19 misinformation.

  - Contact tracing for COVID-19 misinformation.

  - Pandemic disinformation, astroturfing, and political advocacy.

  - Google blocks malicious coronavirus-themed emails.

  - Anarchist influence operations surface during the pandemic.

https://thecyberwire.com/newsletters/disinformation-briefing/2/16

 

Malwarebytes Enters VPN Market Using WireGuard Protocol

To stand out from the rest of the pack, Malwarebytes has decided to use the newer WireGuard protocol in its VPN product, Malwarebytes Privacy, which is currently available for Windows computers.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/malwarebytes-enters-vpn-market-using-wireguard-protocol

 

Getting COVID-19 emails from the Census Bureau? How to tell scams from the real thing

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/covid-19-emails-census-bureau/736101/

 

Sweden resisted a lockdown, and its capital Stockholm is expected to reach ‘herd immunity’ in weeks

  - Unlike its neighbors, Sweden did not impose a lockdown amid the coronavirus outbreak.

  - The strategy — aimed at building a broad-base of immunity while protecting at-risk groups like the elderly — has proved controversial.

  - But Sweden’s chief epidemiologist has said “herd immunity” could be reached in Stockholm within weeks.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/22/no-lockdown-in-sweden-but-stockholm-could-see-herd-immunity-in-weeks.html

 

Internet radio: Everything you need to know to stream a world's worth of fantastic music for free

Hey, we dig Sonos Radio, but you don’t need a Sonos speaker to enjoy internet radio. Allow us to be your guide to this fabulous resource.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3539830/internet-radio-everything-you-need-to-know-to-stream-fantastic-music-for-free.html?utm_date=20200424224526

 

Maze Ransomware – What You Need to Know

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/maze-ransomware-what-you-need-to-know/

 

‘Reopen’ Protest Movement Created, Boosted by Fake Grassroots Tactics

New research and journalistic investigation is revealing powerful forces who want their influence to remain secret are behind the lockdown protests.

https://www.snopes.com/news/2020/04/24/reopen-protest-movement-created-boosted-by-fake-grassroots-tactics/

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Thur 1956 04/23/2020

Bug in iPhone, iPad may have opened door to hackers

https://www.yahoo.com/news/bug-iphone-ipad-may-opened-211137443.html

 

What Is Skype and How Does It Work?

An overview of the Skype VoIP service

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-skype-3426903

 

How to Move Downloaded Nintendo Switch Games to microSD Card

https://www.howtogeek.com/668111/how-to-move-downloaded-nintendo-switch-games-to-microsd-card/

 

Why You Shouldn't Play That 'Fun Quarantine Game' on Facebook

https://lifehacker.com/why-you-shouldnt-play-that-fun-quarantine-game-on-faceb-1842905586

 

Zoom calls on weekends are up almost 2,000%

Zoom is no longer just for your weekly meeting. But the change in how we use the platform has brought its own growing pains.

https://www.cnet.com/news/zoom-calls-on-weekends-are-up-almost-2000-percent/

 

Consequences & Risks of using Pirated & Counterfeit Software

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/consequences-risks-pirated-counterfeit-software

 

Speed up downloads in Firefox with Multithreaded Download Manager

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/21/speed-up-firefox-downloads-with-multithreaded-download-manager/

 

Malvertising scam leverages domain names that sound like legit COVID-19 sites

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/news-archive/coronavirus/malvertising-scam-leverages-domain-names-that-sound-like-legit-covid-19-sites/

 

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

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

 

How to Generate QR Code for Page URL in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/154913-how-generate-qr-code-page-url-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Vivaldi joins anti-tracking browser brotherhood

Although web browsers once competed on speed and overall performance, privacy is the new benchmark. Niche browser Vivaldi has now joined the bigwigs in giving users more control over online tracking.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3539928/vivaldi-joins-anti-tracking-browser-brotherhood.html

 

Apple Now Rumored to Be Building ARM-Based Mac CPU For 2021

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/309714-apple-now-rumored-to-be-building-arm-based-mac-cpu-for-2021

 

Portable 'cold plasma' wand prototype could destroy germs in seconds

It could sanitize both hard and soft surfaces. (STARWARS)

https://www.engadget.com/university-of-michigan-plasma-disinfectant-224810558.html

 

Google Assistant Sensitivity Option Starts Rolling Out

New voice detection sensitivity is coming very soon to Google Assistant devices.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-assistant-sensitivity-option-starts-rolling-out

 

267 million Facebook profiles leaked on the Dark Web – protect yourself now

https://www.komando.com/social-media/267-million-facebook-profiles-for-sale-on-dark-web/735908/

 

Latest Windows 10 Update Could Hurt Your PC

It's reportedly killing performance, crashing, and even deleting files

https://www.lifewire.com/latest-windows-10-update-could-hurt-your-pc-4843110

 

What’s New in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS “Focal Fossa”

https://www.howtogeek.com/666784/whats-new-in-ubuntu-20.04-lts-focal-fossa/

 

How to Fix Your Suddenly Crappy Google Nest Videos

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-fix-your-suddenly-crappy-google-nest-videos-1842883269

 

Passwords for WHO, CDC, Gates Foundation employees reportedly spread online

WHO says the data wasn't recent, and only affected only one older system.

https://www.cnet.com/news/passwords-for-who-cdc-gates-foundation-employees-reportedly-spread-online/

 

Taskbar icons are invisible, blank or missing in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/taskbar-icons-are-invisible-blank-or-missing

 

Jot down notes quickly in a sidebar with the Nine Notes extension for Firefox

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/20/jot-down-notes-quickly-in-a-sidebar-with-the-nine-notes-extension-for-firefox/

 

Online leak undermines Torrance’s claim that no personal data was affected by cyberattack

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/online-leak-undermines-citys-claim-that-no-personal-data-was-affected-by-cyberattack/

 

How to Scan Documents in Notes App for iOS

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

 

How to Enable or Disable QR Code Generator in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/154911-how-enable-disable-qr-code-generator-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

15 power user tips for Microsoft Teams

Take collaboration to the next level with these Teams tips and tricks.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3238014/microsoft-teams-tips-and-tricks.html

 

Caveat Emptor: Counterfeit Intel CPUs Are Popping Up in China

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/309644-caveat-emptor-counterfeit-intel-cpus-are-popping-up-in-china

 

Apple's next-generation AirPods might arrive in early 2021

AirPods Pro might not get an update until 2022.

https://www.engadget.com/apple-3rd-gen-airpods-analyst-rumor-184726157.html

 

4 Ways Google Is Improving Duo Video Chats

Video call quality is improving, you can take photos, talk to a group of more than 12 people, and save your AR-enhanced video and voice messages forever.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/4-ways-google-is-improving-duo-video-chats

 

Easily create your own Amazon Alexa skills in minutes

https://www.komando.com/how-tos/amazon-alexa-skill-blueprints/735650/

 

Apple, Google Tell EU Contact Tracing Tech Coming April 28

The COVID-19 infection tracing tool is expected to arrive soon

https://www.lifewire.com/apple-google-tell-eu-contact-tracing-tech-coming-april-28-4843041

 

How to Change Your Zoom Background to a Fun Photo or Video

https://www.howtogeek.com/669436/make-zoom-more-fun-with-photo-or-video-backgrounds/

 

Download This Free Workbook on Anxiety and the Coronavirus

https://lifehacker.com/download-this-free-workbook-on-anxiety-and-the-coronavi-1842886965

 

The FCC voted: 6GHz Wi-Fi, here we come

The unanimous decision opens 1,200MHz of new bandwidth for Wi-Fi 6E devices that are expected to begin arriving this year.

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-fcc-voted-6-ghz-wi-fi-6e-here-we-come/

 

How to fix Google Hangouts audio or video call problems

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/google-hangouts-audio-or-video-call-problems

 

BleachBit 4.0 released with improvements for cleaning Firefox, Chrome and more themes

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/20/bleachbit-4-0-released-with-improvements-for-cleaning-firefox-chrome-and-more-themes/

 

Eight-year-old zero day vulnerabilities found in iOS email app

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/eight-year-old-zero-day-vulnerabilities-found-in-ios-email-app/

 

How to Fix the No Sound Issue in Ubuntu

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-no-sound-issue-ubuntu/

 

How to Manage Virtual Memory Pagefile in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/77692-manage-virtual-memory-pagefile-windows-10-a.html?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=5e7a8515f5dd2327aa100d7ed434e7d2453a6eb2-1587746313-0-AdXt83W6ikJHBR1fKgH_hYWU7o-trwtiPj23XT48FlX5YgoTA_-nJ2DuA3rIbX-8QDIFtBOxX_LzJJ_j2pK3YtF9vLgjLzorXpSqUbD__BIZf6a6HFDbQAm_DijEj-SRzU2guprKieECl1wlTxNTwoW1laRSVHP9767EFI6pDygl5ddL0cz74QYvuvk0YH5IIGZ9AUxFve9BWbU-PMubkTg_7HjHjlbWFCYkVo3i7BlBVwJgH53OnmvdorhyW2goqBPZ2xDhK7Gg1A1SKgeOQXDyka7-jbrPsXk5qeOAmnykfXIU2oxxb2peYD5so8Shz2fWZVDwyuCJ48WH-4jI5aLFWjbGvbmTrvpFnRux-2A0CM1h6GNwfjCANx5doD2SZuA8YEf_iPLkzhpU9UrdpwZBZzv4XuLworbOiCpLuo24

 

Zoom partners with Otter.ai for in-meeting transcriptions

Video conferencing platform Zoom has unveiled an Otter.ai integration, providing users with access to live transcriptions and meeting notes.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3539910/zoom-partners-with-otterai-for-in-meeting-transcriptions.html

 

AMD Launches Ryzen 3 3300X, Ryzen 3 3100: 4C/8T Starting at $99

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/309641-amd-launches-ryzen-3-3300x-ryzen-3-3100-4c-8t-starting-at-99

 

Amazon allegedly used sellers' data to make competing products

Even high-level executives might have had access.

https://www.engadget.com/amazon-used-seller-data-for-competing-products-180533964.html

 

Vivaldi Browser Launches on Android, Adds Integrated Tracker Blocking

A compelling alternative browser, Vivaldi 3.0 adds integrated tracker blocking courtesy of DuckDuckGo, ad blocking, and a clock. Vivaldi for Android debuts, too, with many of the same features and secure syncing.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/vivaldi-browser-launches-on-android-adds-integrated-tracker-blocking

 

10 tech spring cleaning tips for the quarantine era

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

 

A Short Guide on Networking Fundamentals

Learn the basics of how your home network works

https://www.lifewire.com/home-networking-fundamentals-4097193

 

How to Make Voice and Video Calls on Skype

https://www.howtogeek.com/666981/how-to-make-voice-and-video-calls-on-skype/

 

Now Is the Time to Get Your Kids Into Astronomy

https://lifehacker.com/now-is-the-time-to-get-your-kids-into-astronomy-1842883585

 

Nextdoor, Walmart team up to pair you with neighbors who need help shopping

The Groups feature now lets you request help from a neighbor or offer to run to Walmart for vulnerable neighbors.

https://www.cnet.com/news/nextdoor-app-teams-up-with-walmart-to-make-it-easier-to-help-your-neighbors-get-groceries/

 

How do you block and report someone in Google Hangouts

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/block-and-report-someone-in-google-hangouts

 

RoboIntern is a free program that can be used to create tasks and automate them

RoboIntern is a freeware program that assists you in performing various tasks through automation.

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/18/robointern-is-a-free-program-that-can-be-used-to-create-tasks-and-automate-them/

 

APT32 actively spearphishing Chinese officials in a search for COVID-19 data

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/news-archive/coronavirus/apt32-actively-spearphishing-chinese-officials-in-a-search-for-covid-19-data/

 

6 Types of Browser User Profiles You Should Have

https://www.maketecheasier.com/different-browser-user-profiles-setup/

 

How to Open Webpage in Immersive Reader in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/154851-how-open-webpage-immersive-reader-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Zoom unveils a host of new privacy, security features

As part of its 90-day security plan, the troubled video conferencing platform is upgrading its encryption in Zoom 5.0.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3539739/zoom-unveils-a-host-of-new-privacy-security-features.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

 

Ventilator companies are opening up critical repair documents to the public

After being called out by the US Public Interest Research Group.

https://www.engadget.com/ventilator-manufacturers-right-to-repair-174525702.html

 

12 Uses for Your Old Smartphone

Don't let that old smartphone gather dust in a drawer or kill the environment in a landfill. In just a few steps, you can re-purpose it as a security camera, alarm clock, science experiment, and more.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/11-uses-for-your-old-smartphone

 

Update Zoom now! 4 new security settings to protect your meetings

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/update-zoom-now-4-new-security-settings-to-protect-your-meetings/712275/

 

The 15 Best Mystery Podcasts of 2020

Channel your inner Sherlock Holmes for these podcasts

https://www.lifewire.com/best-mystery-podcasts-4175014

 

Apple will sell Mac computers with its own chips in 2021

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/apple-sell-mac-computers-own-154829163.html

 

How to Change Your Skype Video Call Background

https://www.howtogeek.com/669542/how-to-change-your-skype-video-call-background/

 

9 Ingenious (and Odd) Ways to Repurpose Your Old Tech

DIY enthusiasts have been turning broken or ancient technology into something new for years. From iMac fish tanks to CPU keychains, here are some of their more creative ideas.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/10-ingenious-and-odd-ways-to-repurpose-your-old-tech

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Wed 1955 04/22/2020

Zoom 5.0 update addresses some of the app’s major privacy issues

https://bgr.com/2020/04/22/zoom-app-update-privacy-security-improvements/

 

Why we can’t build

America’s inability to act is killing people.

https://www.vox.com/2020/4/22/21228469/marc-andreessen-build-government-coronavirus

 

Which Mobile Phone Service Has the Strongest Signal?

https://askbobrankin.com/which_mobile_phone_service_has_the_strongest_signal.html

 

WHO says it knows the origin of the novel coronavirus

https://bgr.com/2020/04/22/coronavirus-news-who-says-covid-19-comes-from-animals-5820282/

 

How to fix Night Light on Windows 10

Is Night Light not working after upgrading to a new version of Windows 10? Here's how you can try to fix the problem.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-night-light-windows-10/

 

This Raspberry Pi OS is a nostalgic throwback to Windows XP (list is still Linux with the looks of Windows XP or 95)

Linux Raspbian XP Professional brings a Start Menu, Libre Office, and more to your Raspberry Pi 4.

https://www.windowscentral.com/raspberry-pi-os-nostalgic-throwback-windows-xp

 

New York payments startup exposed millions of credit card numbers

https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/22/paay-unencrypted-credit-card-data/

 

FBI says that sharing personal info online only helps scammers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fbi-says-that-sharing-personal-info-online-only-helps-scammers/

 

Top 70 companies hiring remote workers during COVID-19

Industries currently searching for telecommuters include medical and health, computer and IT, customer service, education, sales, and finance, FlexJobs found.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/top-70-companies-hiring-remote-workers-during-covid-19/

 

How to organize your Kindle library

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3538389/how-to-organize-your-kindle-library.html

 

Best secret iMessage effects and how to become an expert user

Pew pew like a pro

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/best-secret-imessage-effects-and-how-to-become-an-expert-user

 

The 8 Best Online Shopping Sites for Cheap Electronics

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-online-shopping-sites-cheap-electronics/

 

How To Turn Off Google Chrome Auto Sign-In

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

 

'Why won't my Bluetooth device connect?': How to fix common Bluetooth connection issues

https://www.yahoo.com/news/why-wont-bluetooth-device-connect-180300315.html

 

iPhone SE matters: The right phone for our times

An affordable phone featuring tested technology? Yes, please.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3539248/iphone-se-matters-the-right-phone-for-our-times.html

 

Google Duo video calls are about to look a whole lot better

Google is updating its video calling app with a new codec technology

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/22/21231959/google-duo-update-video-call-quality-av1-codec

 

Zoom who? Google Duo just got a huge upgrade with tons of new features

Google Duo is rolling out bigger groups, snapshots and more

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/zoom-who-google-duo-just-got-a-huge-upgrade-with-tons-of-new-features

 

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

 

Don’t open this email – it’s a cleverly-disguised ‘sextortion’ scam

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/dont-fall-for-sextortion-emails/736109/

 

First Tests: Will Intel's New 'Comet Lake-H' Core i7 Be the Best Laptop CPU of 2020?

Intel's 10th Generation H-Series CPU lineup for power laptops includes chips with top boost clock speeds above 5GHz. Can they overcome fresh competition from AMD's Ryzen "Renoir"?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/first-tests-will-intels-new-comet-lake-h-core-i7-be-the-best-laptop-cpu

 

Microsoft just quietly revealed the Xbox Series X logo

  - Microsoft just registered a new Xbox Series X logo that could be used on the next-gen console, Series X games, and other associated products in the near future.

  - The company is yet to formally show the new logo, or reveal the console’s retail packaging and other branding initiatives.

  - Sony’s PS5 logo was unveiled back in early January at CES 2020.

https://bgr.com/2020/04/22/xbox-series-x-release-date-gets-closer-official-logo-revealed/

 

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/

 

Xbox One April 2020 update rolls out 'Surprise me!' button to everyone

Get that update downloading.

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-one-april-2020-update-rolls-out-surprise-me-button-everyone

 

AT&T loses 897K more pay TV subscribers in Q1 2020, adding pressure to HBO Max launch

https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/22/att-loses-897k-more-pay-tv-subscribers-in-q1-2020-adding-pressure-to-hbo-max-launch/

 

New Coronavirus screenlocker malware is extremely annoying

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-coronavirus-screenlocker-malware-is-extremely-annoying/

 

IBM's The Weather Channel app using machine learning to forecast allergy hotspots

The Weather Channel is now using artificial intelligence and weather data to help people make better decisions about going outdoors based on the likelihood of suffering from allergy symptoms.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/ibms-the-weather-channel-app-using-machine-learning-to-forecast-allergy-hotspots/

 

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

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

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

 

How to speed up your laptop for free

Don't bother buying a new one

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-speed-up-your-laptop-for-free

 

7 Ways to Find Music and Songs From TV Shows

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/heardontv-music-heard-on-tv/

 

The Best Free PDF Editors For Windows 10 [2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-free-pdf-editors-windows-10/

 

Never worry about losing precious photos again with the Picture Keeper: 'Awesome product'

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/picture-keeper-sale-155050652.html

 

ExpressVPN review: Speedy, reliable service, but why the exotic locale?

ExpressVPN offers excellent, speedy service, but it's not cheap.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3537475/expressvpn-review.html

 

Verizon extends 15GB of extra data deal to customers through May

The deal ends on May 31st

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/22/21231803/verizon-extends-15gb-of-extra-data-deal-to-customers-through-may

 

Skype just stole one of Zoom's best features

Jealous of Zoom users? Skype now supports custom backgrounds.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/skype-just-stole-one-of-zooms-best-features

 

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

 

4 tips to look your best on your next video meeting

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/look-your-best-on-video-meetings/735619/

 

Patriot Launches PXD USB 3.2 Portable SSDs

The 35 gram drives offer between 512GB and 2TB of external storage with read speeds of up to 1,000MB/s.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/patriot-launches-pxd-usb-32-portable-ssds

 

Samsung might’ve just leaked its most stunning smartphone design yet

https://bgr.com/2020/04/22/galaxy-note-20-release-date-render-teases-unlikely-screen-design-5820252/

 

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/

 

How to disable Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch standby modes for Earth Day

It's Earth Day! So, we're exploring how to improve the eco-friendliness of video game consoles by disabling standby mode. Here's how to do that.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-disable-xbox-one-playstation-4-and-nintendo-switch-standby-modes

 

Latest COVID-19 projections from Columbia University show mid-May spike if social distancing is relaxed

https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/22/latest-covid-19-projections-from-columbia-university-show-mid-may-spike-if-social-distancing-is-relaxed/

 

Spearphishing campaigns target oil, gas companies with spyware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/spearphishing-campaigns-target-oil-gas-companies-with-spyware/

 

Data breaches cause stress for employees at affected companies

Data breaches are an increasingly common occurrence nowadays. A new report highlights the lesser-known impacts on employees following these cybersecurity failures.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/data-breaches-cause-stress-for-employees-at-affected-companies/

 

How to turn your Kindle on or off: Finding the power button

You'd think the power button would always be in the same place, but no!

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3334771/how-to-turn-your-kindle-on-or-off-finding-the-power-button.html

 

23 home photography projects: the best ideas for staying creative in lockdown

Photography projects you can do without leaving your home

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/52-photography-projects-a-great-technique-to-try-every-week-of-the-year

 

How to Use Your iPhone as a Webcam: A Step-by-Step Guide

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/use-your-iphone-as-a-webcam-heres-how-ios/

 

How To Highlight Duplicates In Google Sheets

https://www.techjunkie.com/highlight-duplicates-google-sheets/

 

Bluetooth phone apps for tracking COVID-19 show modest early results

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bluetooth-phone-apps-tracking-covid-151842752.html

 

How to use your Mac to get more info about your iCloud Drive storage

Files for iOS and iPadOS omits nested information on folders.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3533376/how-use-your-mac-to-figure-out-whats-in-your-icloud-drive-storage.html

 

Facebook will start telling you where page posts are coming from

Only for ‘high-reach’ accounts

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/22/21231632/facebook-instagram-account-page-location-post-update

 

Waiting for Nintendo Switch 2? This tiny gaming laptop offers more power right now

GPD Win Max is the "world's smallest handheld gaming laptop”

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/waiting-for-nintendo-switch-2-this-tiny-gaming-laptop-offers-more-power-right-now

 

Attackers Prefer Ransomware to Stealing Data

Financial data is still in demand, but ransomware becomes the most popular way to try to cash in from compromised companies, according to Trustwave.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/attackers-prefer-ransomware-to-stealing-data/d/d-id/1337627

 

Out of work? 40 companies hiring work from home jobs

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

 

What Are People Doing on Social Video Chats?

More people are using video chat than ever. But what's happening on those calls when they're not work-related?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/what-are-people-doing-on-social-video-chats

 

WHO says the coronavirus pandemic is about to get even worse

https://bgr.com/2020/04/21/coronavirus-update-bad-news-world-health-organization/

 

XBOX ONE APRIL UPDATE, VERSION 2004: FEATURES AND CHANGES

Microsoft pushes the April 2020 Update for Xbox One consoles with new Surprise Me! button and improvements for Mixer.

https://pureinfotech.com/xbox-one-april-2020-update-2004-features/

 

Curtains brings customizable themes to Windows 10

A whole spectrum of Windows modes is available thanks to Curtains from Stardock, which launches next week in beta.

https://www.windowscentral.com/curtains-brings-customizable-themes-windows-10

 

A new iPhone email security bug may let hackers steal private data

https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/22/iphone-zero-day-steal-data/

 

How to download the Windows 10 2004 ISO from Microsoft now

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/how-to-download-the-windows-10-2004-iso-from-microsoft-now/

 

Zoom 5.0 is coming, with improved security features: Here's what's new

Zoom 5.0 is due to be launched within a week, bringing 256-bit encryption and new features for helping hosts stay in control of their meetings and their data.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/zoom-5-0-is-coming-with-improved-security-features-heres-whats-new/

 

Excel: How to create simple and dependent drop-down lists

Using tables, named ranges, formulas, data validation, and table styles

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3276341/excel-how-to-create-simple-and-dependent-drop-down-lists.html

 

How to use your laptop as a monitor

Two screens are better than one

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-your-laptop-as-a-monitor

 

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 To Group And Organize Windows 10 Desktop Icons

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

 

How to boost cell service signal on an iPhone

https://www.yahoo.com/news/boost-cell-signal-iphone-193854657.html

 

Stay in shape at home with these 5 free fitness apps for iOS

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-stay-in-shape-at-home.html

 

Google Meet’s Zoom-like gallery view is rolling out now globally

You’ll be able to see 16 people on one screen

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/22/21231294/google-meet-gallery-tiled-view-roll-out-globally-zoom

 

Malware is getting more sophisticated - here's what you can do about it

From adware to ransomware, malicious software runs rampant on the web

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/malware-is-getting-more-sophisticated-heres-what-you-can-do-about-it

 

Apple iOS Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Exploited in Targeted Attacks

One of the flaws is remotely exploitable with no user interaction needed, ZecOps says.

https://www.darkreading.com/mobile/apple-ios-zero-day-vulnerabilities-exploited-in-targeted-attacks/d/d-id/1337625

 

5 essential Mac security settings you should enable now

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/essential-mac-security-settings/735639/

 

'Zero-Click' iPhone Attack Exploits Flaw in Apple's iOS Mail App

The attack can be triggered without any interaction from the user, according to cybersecurity firm ZecOps. The hacker simply needs to send a specially crafted email to the Mail app that'll consume your iPhone's RAM.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/zero-click-iphone-attack-exploits-flaw-in-apples-ios-mail-app

 

Apple to release cheaper 23-inch iMac and 11-inch iPad this year

https://bgr.com/2020/04/21/imac-release-affordable-11-inch-ipad/

 

Which People Finders Are Legit?Category: Reference

https://askbobrankin.com/which_people_finders_are_legit.html

 

SSD deal: The fantastically fast WD Black SN750 is just $72 after a 28% discount

Pair a 10% off coupon with an already fine discount and you can get this awesome drive at an awesome price.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3539733/ssd-deal-the-fantastically-fast-wd-black-sn750-is-just-72-after-a-28-discount.html

 

Eufy Security Wireless Video Doorbell review: Very high-res video and no subscription needed

Strong battery life, high-resolution video, and local storage are the highlights on this front porch sentinel.

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

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

 

12 Ways COVID-19 Will Change the Tech Industry

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/12-ways-covid-19-change-161645112.html

 

8 Ways to Secure Your Next Zoom Video Call

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

 

Speed up downloads in Firefox with Multithreaded Download Manager

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/21/speed-up-firefox-downloads-with-multithreaded-download-manager/

 

How to make your own coronavirus protective gear on a 3D printer

https://www.cnet.com/videos/how-to-make-your-own-coronavirus-protective-gear-on-a-3d-printer/

 

The Best Apps on iOS and Android for Home Workouts

https://lifehacker.com/the-best-apps-on-ios-and-android-for-home-workouts-1842907423

 

How to Fix the No Sound Issue in Ubuntu

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-no-sound-issue-ubuntu/

 

Cannot see other computers on your network in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/cannot-see-other-computers-on-my-network

 

How to Use FM Radio on Your iPhone or Android

Listen to the radio during disaster situations on any smartphone

https://www.lifewire.com/use-fm-radio-on-smartphone-4176272

 

How Turn On or Off OneDrive PC Folder Backup for Desktop, Documents, and Pictures folders in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/116029-turn-off-onedrive-pc-folder-backup-protection-windows-10-a.html?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=6a9c523908541960c0e5d38a5bf54ceb4dcf9230-1587566764-0-AQ8Mwot3F0f0M12NMhmYttKQlf9tU7xAr9uoeHijcTT1mHtXYUntej-gIYI1foQy3iDoXJEXn8y2ZbfM2px2Cja4a-4YxreuNnKGskEq6hb1p8tgCOTC-KMtOO3RKsxfWTyrw8kJ_QRM-d87AW-ZXNpbPCPhUgenqlPLPKHruVBJpu56gydGoyXGhh_tE3kc9KjVvBEHBUVSYFOLFgiUG-6MP9G5fN5a8muVNvkoHWZq1ug9SEkO8pHnJ4MbnuZlREFFBkuwR8xjiIjZmJ5jW-hhWFFrJpoCKXETqIqV-U14Hp6yR0uqx58q8PR8eoeerslBOTVttrMDXmiGhymeVyFT3tladUYc2Sye0-cjZnQAyoicgsilHhhmoZYLsM-E9emEtMxOqggBtPK0thxpsfTyOg256Bon86-iScloUbeVTrfO-2q1q2AHRdQGq9MK7w

 

Windows 10 is getting an Apple Spotlight-like launcher

Microsoft is planning to replace the Windows 10 Run command with a modern experience that will also support custom search engines and plugins.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-apple-spotlight-like-launcher/

 

SBA emergency loan applicants’ data likely exposed

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/network-security/sba-emergency-loan-applicants-data-likely-exposed/

 

5 open source activities while you work from home

Work-life balance is important whether you're working from home temporarily or it's your usual mode of earning a living.

https://opensource.com/article/20/4/open-source-activities?sc_cid=7013a000002DbNoAAK

 

Microsoft Launches the Windows 10 Wallpaper App Everybody Wanted

Microsoft has released a new wallpaper app that allows Windows users to set up a new desktop background using the Bing homepage of the day photo.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-launches-the-windows-10-wallpaper-app-everybody-wanted-529761.shtml

 

5 Ways to Focus on Work at Home and Avoid Distractions

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/focus-work-home-avoid-distractions/

 

Intel's NUC 9 Extreme is the new king of tiny gaming PCs

But it’ll cost you -- oh, will it cost you.

https://www.engadget.com/intel-nuc-9-extreme-review-tiny-desktop-120034927.html

 

267 million Facebook profiles leaked on the Dark Web – protect yourself now

https://www.komando.com/social-media/267-million-facebook-profiles-for-sale-on-dark-web/735908/

 

Avoid the Trash Heap: 15 Great Uses for an Old PC

You may be tempted to junk that ancient laptop or desktop, but if it was created any time in the last decade, you'd be surprised by how much life you can get out of it.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/avoid-the-trash-heap-15-great-uses-for-an-old-pc

 

A Tiny Home 3D Printer Can Be Yours for $79

https://www.yahoo.com/news/tiny-home-3d-printer-yours-211400568.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/

 

Jot down notes quickly in a sidebar with the Nine Notes extension for Firefox

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/20/jot-down-notes-quickly-in-a-sidebar-with-the-nine-notes-extension-for-firefox/

 

Making 3D printed face shields, mask accessories and other coronavirus tools

A simple home 3D printer can make your homemade cloth mask more effective in fighting COVID-19.

https://www.cnet.com/news/making-3d-printed-face-mask-accessories-and-coronavirus-tools/

 

How to Extend the Life of Your MacBook's Battery

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-extend-the-life-of-your-macbooks-battery-1842906595

 

Best Mac Tips for Working from Home

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

 

How to delete File History files manually in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-delete-file-history-files-manually-in-windows-10

 

How to Use Terminal on Mac

Your complete Mac Terminal tutorial

https://www.lifewire.com/use-terminal-on-mac-4801676

 

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

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/142187-turn-setup-turn-off-calls-your-phone-app-windows-10-a.html

 

How to create live event on Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams lets you create live events to produce events for a large online audiences giving you more control over video, audience interaction, and reporting. Here's how to set it up.

https://pureinfotech.com/create-live-event-microsoft-teams/

 

Supreme Court takes on case that could modernize, redefine CFAA

Teri Robinson

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/supreme-court-takes-on-case-that-could-modernize-redefine-cfaa/

 

Use this helpful Bash script when stargazing

Keep your eyes on the stars by putting your Linux machine in night vision mode with xcalib.

https://opensource.com/article/20/4/linux-astronomy?sc_cid=7013a000002DbNoAAK

 

Firefox Becomes the New Chrome As Users Complain of Huge Memory Usage

Mozilla Firefox has long been considered the main alternative to Google Chrome, with many praising its low resource usage, but it looks like everything has changed in the latest update for the browser.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/firefox-becomes-the-new-chrome-as-users-complain-of-huge-memory-usage-529769.shtml

 

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

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/iphone-ipad-mastery/

 

Now is the time to grab a cheap Google-powered smart display

Get two Google Nest Hubs for $100 or Lenovo's Smart clock for $40.

https://www.engadget.com/google-smart-display-nest-hub-lenovo-smart-clock-123538389.html

 

Need help finding a doctor? These new tools make it easier

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/get-medical-care-without-leaving-home/735076/

 

FDA Approves First At-Home COVID-19 Test

LabCorp's $119 at-home testing kits are currently limited in supply. But it plans on selling them to consumers in the coming weeks.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/fda-approves-first-at-home-covid-19-test

 

AMD Unleashes Budget 3rd Gen Ryzen Processors To Tap Mainstream Gaming Market

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amd-unleashes-budget-3rd-gen-154624055.html

 

How to Delete iPhone and iPad Backups on a Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/665890/how-to-delete-iphone-and-ipad-backups-on-a-mac/

 

Organize Programs in Tabs with Multrin for Windows and Mac

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/20/organize-programs-in-tabs-with-multrin-for-windows-and-mac/

 

Skype's new Meet Now feature offers free group video chats, just like Zoom

Skype's free group chat feature is here to compete with Zoom, but there's a catch.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/skypes-new-meet-now-feature-lets-you-video-chat-free-just-like-zoom/

 

You Can Now Attend Ivy League Classes Online for Free

https://lifehacker.com/you-can-now-attend-ivy-league-classes-online-for-free-1842907160

 

Simple Ways to Prevent Your Smart Home from Spying on You

https://www.maketecheasier.com/smart-home/simple-ways-prevent-smart-home-spying-you/

 

Taskbar icons are invisible, blank or missing in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/taskbar-icons-are-invisible-blank-or-missing

 

How to Connect Two Home Computers Through a Network

A direct connection is the simplest way to network

https://www.lifewire.com/connecting-home-computers-for-file-sharing-817713

 

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

 

MICROSOFT INTRODUCES MICROSOFT 365 TO REPLACE OFFICE 365 SUBSCRIPTIONS

Microsoft 365 is the new subscription service that replaces Office 365, brings new features, and all at the same price.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-365-replace-office-365/

 

Fitness software maker Kinomap leaves database open exposing 42 million users

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/fitness-software-maker-kinomap-leaves-database-open-exposing-42-million-users/

 

5 open source alternatives to Minecraft

Interested in a free Minecraft alternative? Here's a quick look at some clones and derivatives out there that you really ought to check out.

https://opensource.com/alternatives/minecraft?sc_cid=7013a000002DbNoAAK

 

Windows 10’s App Launcher Inspired by macOS Spotlight Just Around the Corner

Microsoft will launch a Spotlight-like app launcher for Windows 10 as soon as the next month, according to a roadmap shared by the company recently, so it’s now looking for an official name for use for this release.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-s-app-launcher-inspired-by-macos-spotlight-just-around-the-corner-529763.shtml

 

Bored During Self-Isolation? 100+ Tips for Staying Entertained and Engaged

Trapped inside and going stir-crazy due to quarantine? You aren’t the only one! Here are all kinds of things you can do to stay sane while self-isolating and social distancing!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/self-isolation-quarantine-tips/

 

Motorola's Edge+ launch was spoiled a day early

Will you pay $1,000 for a high-end Motorola phone?

https://www.engadget.com/motorola-edge-plus-inadvertent-leak-224157638.html

 

Handy app: Listen to long-form news and magazine articles

https://www.komando.com/downloads/listen-to-magazine-articles/708304/

 

T-Mobile, Sprint Begin to Merge Networks

T-Mobile launched two 5G cities using Sprint's 5G spectrum, and gave Sprint customers access to T-Mobile's whole 4G network. Do we have maps? Of course we have maps.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/t-mobile-sprint-begin-to-merge-networks

 

Russians Troll Government COVID-19 App With 1-Star Ratings, Harsh Reviews

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/russians-troll-government-covid-19-100000959.html

 

Why You Shouldn’t Use Your ISP’s Default DNS Server

https://www.howtogeek.com/664608/why-you-shouldnt-be-using-your-isps-default-dns-server/

 

BleachBit 4.0 released with improvements for cleaning Firefox, Chrome and more themes

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/20/bleachbit-4-0-released-with-improvements-for-cleaning-firefox-chrome-and-more-themes/

 

4 Zoom security settings to change now to prevent Zoombombing

Improve your Zoom security now.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/4-zoom-security-settings-to-change-now-to-prevent-zoombombing/

 

Get These Two (Actually) Free PlayStation 4 Games

https://lifehacker.com/get-these-two-actually-free-playstation-4-games-1842906262

 

How to Play Witcher 3 on Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/play-witcher3-on-linux/

 

How to find and manage Saved Passwords in Firefox

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/find-and-manage-saved-passwords-in-firefox

 

Want to Know How to Double Your Internet Speed for Free?

Change your DNS servers for faster internet access

https://www.lifewire.com/double-internet-speed-with-one-settings-change-2377750

 

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

 

Microsoft 365 Personal vs. Microsoft 365 Family features and pricing

Microsoft 365 Personal and Family plans include the same apps and services like Office 365, but with more features and additional benefits.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-365-personal-vs-microsoft-365-family-features-pricing/

 

Healthcare IT workers struggle to secure IoT devices during COVID-19

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/news-archive/coronavirus/healthcare-it-workers-struggle-to-keep-iot-devices-secure-during-covid-19/

 

Build a private social network with a Raspberry Pi

Step-by-step instructions on how to create your own social network with low-cost hardware and simple setup.

https://opensource.com/article/20/3/raspberry-pi-open-source-social?sc_cid=7013a000002DbNoAAK

 

You’ll Probably Like This Windows 10 Start Menu More than Microsoft’s Version

Windows 10 concepts are nothing new, as more and more design ideas keep making the headlines every now and then, but some of them are so good that Microsoft would really do itself a favor by checking them out.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/you-ll-probably-like-this-windows-10-start-menu-more-than-microsoft-s-version-529779.shtml

 

Screen Sharing 101: Share Your Desktop Using Native Windows Tools

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/screen-sharing-101-share-whats-desktop-using-native-windows-tools/

 

A bunch of Arturia's music software is on sale for half off

Including two of our favorite programs: Analog Labs and Pigments.

https://www.engadget.com/arturia-music-software-discounts-192159469.html

 

Change this one setting to get faster internet speeds

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/change-this-one-setting-to-get-faster-internet-speeds/378631/

 

Hundreds of COVID-19 Online Scam Stores Shut Down in UK

2,000 online scams, 471 stores, and 900 advance-fee schemes were shut down by the NCSC as malicious individuals attempt to use the coronavirus pandemic to line their pockets.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/hundreds-of-covid-19-online-scam-stores-shut-down-in-uk

 

Here’s How to Get Old Photos Out of Your Closet and Onto Your Computer

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/old-photos-closet-onto-computer-184530516.html

 

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

 

How to Record a Zoom Meeting

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

 

Google Hangouts vs. Zoom: Which video-chat app is better during quarantine?

Coronavirus has many people staying home and connecting with friends and coworkers through video chat. Here are two options for staying in touch.

https://www.cnet.com/news/google-hangouts-vs-zoom-which-video-chat-app-is-better-during-quarantine/

 

Raspberry Pi: How to get started

Download this eBook to get started choosing and using your Raspberry Pi.

https://opensource.com/downloads/raspberry-pi-guide?sc_cid=7013a000002DbNoAAK

 

Is Your iPhone Too Hot? Here's Why, and How to Fix It!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSET6ah545g&t=0s

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Mon 1953 04/20/2020

Google Chrome security alert impacts billions: What to do now

Here's what you can do to protect your Google Chrome browser

https://www.tomsguide.com/uk/news/chrome-security-bug

 

Forget Windows 10, Windows 20 is the Microsoft operating system we need!

https://betanews.com/2020/04/19/microsoft-windows-20-avdan/

 

Would You Buy a Used Computer?

https://askbobrankin.com/would_you_buy_a_used_computer.html

 

No Joke, Nearly Every Apple Product Is on Sale at Best Buy Right Now

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/no-joke-nearly-every-apple-023014119.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/

 

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

 

Spiro Wave emergency ventilator gains FDA authorization to address COVID-19 demand

https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/20/spiro-wave-emergency-ventilator-gains-fda-authorization-to-address-covid-19-demand/

 

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

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

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

 

The Best Google Hangouts App For Mac [April 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-google-hangouts-app-mac/

 

Coronavirus Dark Web Scams: From infected blood to ventilators

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/coronavirus-dark-web-scams-from-infected-blood-to-ventilators/

 

Interview: We sat down with two 5G experts to debunk recent conspiracies

Who knew, 5G has nothing to do with COVID-19 and is actually totally safe...

https://www.windowscentral.com/interview-we-sat-down-two-5g-experts-and-debunked-recent-conspiracies

 

Coronavirus spurring interest in biology, games, cooking, and learning

A surge in activity at specific online communities run by Stack Exchange reveals what people want to learn and do as a result of COVID-19.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/coronavirus-spurring-interest-in-biology-games-cooking-and-learning/

 

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 keep your Zoom meetings safe and secure

Keep the ‘Zoombombers’ away

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/17/21196104/how-to-keep-your-zoom-meetings-safe-security-privacy

 

iPad Air with under-screen Touch ID and 12-inch ARM MacBook in the works, leaker says

https://bgr.com/2020/04/20/arm-macbook-and-ipad-air-with-under-screen-touch-id-rumored-for-2020/

 

WhatsApp accounts are super easy to hack: Protect yourself now

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/whatsapp-account-hijack

 

Massive Bot-Enabled Ad Fraud Campaign Targeted Connected TVs

ICEBUCKET operation is the largest ever to attempt to steal from advertisers by using bots to impersonate human smart-TV viewers, White Ops says.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/massive-bot-enabled-ad-fraud-campaign-targeted-connected-tvs/d/d-id/1337584

 

Update Chrome now! Emergency update fixes critical security flaw

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/emergency-chrome-update-ready-now/735823/

 

First Tests: Will Intel's New 'Comet Lake-H' Core i7 Be the Best Laptop CPU of 2020?

Intel's 10th Generation H-Series CPU lineup for power laptops includes chips with top boost clock speeds above 5GHz. Can they overcome fresh competition from AMD's Ryzen "Renoir"?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/first-tests-will-intels-new-comet-lake-h-core-i7-be-the-best-laptop-cpu

 

The Best High-Performance Drones for Every Kind of Hobbyist

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/best-high-performance-drones-every-080015920.html

 

How to save PDF form as completed on Windows 10

After filling out a PDF form, you can print it as a PDF document to prevent accidental editing, and in this guide, you'll learn how to perform this task.

https://pureinfotech.com/save-pdf-form-completed-windows-10/

 

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

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

 

Walmart is selling its on-demand video service Vudu to Fandango

https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/20/walmart-is-selling-its-on-demand-video-service-vudu-to-fandango/

 

Windows 10 May 2020 Update review: Microsoft boosts Linux and Your Phone, but Cortana slips hard

Microsoft's new Windows 10 May 2020 Update incrementally builds on features you know and use.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3526472/windows-10-20h1-review-microsoft-boosts-linux-and-your-phone-but-cortana-slips-hard.html

 

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

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

 

Windows 10 making it easier to manage default file associations

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-making-it-easier-to-manage-default-file-associations/

 

How to change DNS settings on your PC running Windows 10

Are you looking for more private and reliable DNS servers? In this guide, we'll show the steps to change these settings on Windows 10.

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

 

How to use Skype Meet Now for quick virtual meetings

Skype Meet Now offers a faster and simpler way to run a virtual meeting.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-skype-meet-now-for-quick-virtual-meetings/

 

Apple’s new Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro is available to order

Keyboard features butterfly keys, built-in trackpad.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3537911/apples-new-magic-keyboard-for-ipad-pro-is-available-to-order.html

 

Amazon’s Alexa gets a new longform speaking style

With more natural-sounding pauses, the style is intended for longer-form content like podcasts

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/16/21224141/amazon-alexa-long-form-speaking-polly-ai-voice

 

New website visualizes how fast the coronavirus is spreading across each U.S. state

https://bgr.com/2020/04/19/coronavirus-update-how-fast-spreading-instagram-founders/

 

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

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

 

Small Business Is Big Target for Ransomware

Small businesses are being hit by ransomware, and a majority are paying up to get their data back.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/small-business-is-big-target-for-ransomware/d/d-id/1337583

 

Hackers are coming for your Apple ID – how to protect your iPhone

https://www.komando.com/news/hackers-coming-for-your-apple-id/735631/

 

Nintendo Orders Parts for Millions of Extra Switch Consoles

The coronavirus pandemic has seen demand for the Switch increase massively, with Nintendo responding by attempting to produce millions more consoles than planned.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/nintendo-orders-parts-for-millions-of-extra-switch-consoles

 

The best Apple deals on Amazon right now

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/amazon-apple-deals-iphone-ipad-macbook-airpods-watch-130651702.html

 

How to password protect PDF on Windows 10

If you need to protect the contents of a PDF document, you can add password using these steps on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/password-pdf-windows-10/

 

How to use Microsoft Teams

How to become a Teams player

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-microsoft-teams

 

Verizon’s BlueJeans acquisition is about more than the work-from-home trend

https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/20/verizons-bluejeans-acquisition-is-about-more-than-the-work-from-home-trend/

 

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

 

How To Extract Images From A PDF File

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

 

US govt: Hacker used stolen AD credentials to ransom hospitals

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-govt-hacker-used-stolen-ad-credentials-to-ransom-hospitals/

 

U.S. DoD rolls out Microsoft Teams environment for up to 4 million people

Up to four million military and civilian workers could be in a new Microsoft Teams environment for the Department of Defense.

https://www.windowscentral.com/us-dod-rolls-out-microsoft-teams-environment-4-million-people

 

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/

 

Fitbit Charge 4 review: Small and steady wins the race

A focus on fitness keeps the Charge 4 ahead of the pack.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3537643/fitbit-charge-4-review.html

 

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

 

Coronavirus vaccine researcher says people can get COVID-19 twice

https://bgr.com/2020/04/20/coronavirus-treatment-reinfection-might-be-possible-without-vaccine/

 

Where to buy webcams now: These retailers have stock

Retailers where you can still buy webcams

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/where-to-buy-webcams-now-these-retailers-have-stock

 

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

 

Speed up your PC using this free, easy-to-use program

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/speed-up-your-pc-bcuninstaller/735131/

 

Microsoft's Plasma Bot Recruits Recovered COVID-19 Patients for Blood Donations

Antibodies in recovered patients' blood may help treat the novel coronavirus.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsofts-plasma-bot-recruits-recovered-covid-19-patients-for-blood-donations

 

Coronavirus tracking tech may be the best chance to stop the spread of the virus — but experts are worried solutions by Apple and Google won't be enough

https://www.yahoo.com/news/more-problems-coronavirus-tracking-tech-210053312.html

 

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/

 

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

 

Microsoft built a ‘Plasma Bot’ to tell you if you can donate plasma to help fight COVID-19

https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/20/microsoft-built-a-plasma-bot-to-tell-you-if-you-can-donate-plasma-to-help-fight-covid-19/

 

Galaxy S10 Lite vs S10e: Samsung's new low-cost phone costs more than its old one

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3538791/galaxy-s10-lite-vs-galaxys10e-features-camera-specs-price.html

 

How To Create A PDF From Multiple Images In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/create-pdf-windows-10/

 

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

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

 

PowerToys to bring Spotlight-like launcher to Windows 10 later this year

PowerToys could bring a launcher similar to Alfred from macOS to Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/powertoys-bring-spotlight-launcher-windows-10-later-year

 

How to add a drop down list to an Excel cell

Drop down lists can greatly facilitate data entry. Here's a look at how to use Microsoft Excel's data validation feature to create handy lists within your worksheets.

https://www.techrepublic.com/blog/microsoft-office/how-to-add-a-drop-down-list-to-an-excel-cell/

 

Get Apple's new iPhone SE for 50% off without a trade-in

Walmart is taking $200 off the price of a brand new iPhone SE 2020 in any color and capacity.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3538773/get-apples-new-iphone-se-for-50-off-without-a-trade-in.html

 

How to use your Android or iOS device as a webcam

Useful if you have a spare phone and no webcam for your PC

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/20/21225061/phone-tablet-android-ios-phone-tablet-pc-webcam-windows-mac-os-how-to-use

 

FDA: You don’t need to wipe down groceries to avoid coronavirus

https://bgr.com/2020/04/20/coronavirus-groceries-wipe-down-safety-fda/

 

The Pixel 4a is going to beat the new iPhone SE: Here's why

A good cheap phone like the Pixel 4a is about more than a fast processor

https://www.tomsguide.com/opinion/pixel-4a-beats-iphone-se

 

5 Things Ransomware Taught Me About Responding in a Crisis

What happened in Atlanta is worth studying because it was one of the earliest cases of a major city ransomware attacks and because it came out the other side stronger and more resilient.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/5-things-ransomware-taught-me-about-responding-in-a-crisis/a/d-id/1337529

 

Get to the secret Netflix menus and start watching

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/get-to-the-secret-netflix-menus-and-start-watching/558873/

 

Got a Zoom-Bombing Problem? Zoom Will Soon Let You Report Attacks in Real Time

A 'report a user to Zoom' button is scheduled to roll out on April 26 and promises to help the company pinpoint and block Zoom-bombers from crashing meetings on the video conferencing service.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/got-a-zoom-bombing-problem-zoom-will-soon-let-you-report-attacks-in-real

 

Google Drive vs. Dropbox

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-drive-vs-dropbox-original-131518240.html

 

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/

 

Forget Google Docs – Microsoft Word's new re-writing feature is a game-changer

Smarter than Smart Compose

https://www.techradar.com/news/forget-google-docs-microsoft-words-new-re-writing-feature-is-a-game-changer

 

Scammers exploiting stimulus payments with phishing attacks and malicious domains

Since January, more than 4,000 domains related to coronavirus stimulus packages have been registered, many of them malicious or suspicious, according to Check Point Research.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/scammers-exploiting-stimulus-payments-with-phishing-attacks-and-malicious-domains/

 

How to use your Android or iOS device as a webcam

Useful if you have a spare phone and no webcam for your PC

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/20/21225061/phone-tablet-android-ios-phone-tablet-pc-webcam-windows-mac-os-how-to-use

 

An SSD can resurrect your old Sega Saturn and Dreamcast consoles

Hopefully you didn’t throw your dead system in the garbage.

https://www.engadget.com/sega-saturn-dreamcast-terraonion-mode-170847521.html

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Sun 1952 04/19/2020

8 Ways to Secure Your Next Zoom Video Call

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

 

8 Ways to Free Up RAM on Your Windows Computer

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways-clear-memory-increase-ram-windows-computer/

 

They're getting smart, but we're getting smarter.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/hacking-humans/94/notes

 

How Do I Protect Myself from Other Computers on My Local Network?

https://askleo.com/protect-computers-local-network/

 

Microsoft taps Windows 10 2004 as 'May Update,' preps for release next month

Even though much of the world is still dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft is pressing ahead with plans to release a new version of Windows 10.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3538772/microsoft-taps-windows-10-2004-as-may-update-preps-for-release-next-month.html

 

Did BBB Warn Against Sharing High School Senior Photos?

Facebook users started a posting trend to show solidarity with 2020's graduating seniors who are finishing high school at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/bbb-senior-photos-message/

 

Silicon Valley Is Forced to Reset Its Moral Compass for the Pandemic

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/virus-forces-silicon-valley-reset-110029912.html

 

Google declares war on Android fleeceware scamming users through sneaky subscriptions

https://www.grahamcluley.com/android-fleeceware-scams/

 

Zoom’s Security Woes Were No Secret to Business Partners Like Dropbox

Dropbox privately paid top hackers to find bugs in software by the videoconferencing company Zoom, then pressed it to fix them.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/20/technology/zoom-security-dropbox-hackers.html

 

Zoom Rolls Out New Measures as Security Fears Mount

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

 

The new $399 iPhone SE is now available to order

https://9to5mac.com/2020/04/17/iphone-se-now-available/

 

Instagram Founders Launch a Covid-19 Tracker for States That Anyone Can Understand

https://gizmodo.com/instagram-founders-launch-a-covid-19-tracker-for-states-1842947102

 

iPhone 12 Pro Max video reveals Apple's radical redesign

New iPhone 12 Pro Max design leaked for Apple's 6.7-inch flagship phone

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-12-pro-max-design-leaked-in-new-video-heres-your-first-look

 

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

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

 

Most People Support the 'Right to Repair'

If they've heard of it, at least. More than half the people in a recent survey didn't even know their legal right to fix their own tech equipment is constantly in jeopardy.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/most-people-support-the-right-to-repair

 

Speed up your PC using this free, easy-to-use program

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/speed-up-your-pc-bcuninstaller/735131/

 

14 Ways to Make Windows 10 Faster and Improve Performance

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-10-faster-performance/

 

How low can they go? A spike in Coronavirus phishing.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/research-saturday/131/notes

 

How Does a VPN Protect Me?

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a fully encrypted, private internet connection via a VPN provider. I'll look at what protection it offers.

https://askleo.com/how-does-a-vpn-protect-me/

 

The most exciting product in HP’s ‘Creativity to Life’ launch

Creating a Windows laptop that appeals to MacBook buyers isn’t easy. But the new HP ZBook Studio is the latest, and arguably best, MacBook rival to date. With so many 'creators' working from home now, a laptop workstation powerhouse may be just what the doctor ordered.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3538833/the-most-exciting-product-in-hps-creativity-to-life-launch.html

 

‘Heartbreaking’ Report Shows Virus Ravaging NY Nursing Homes

New York released details on outbreaks in individual facilities after weeks of refusing, revealing one home in Brooklyn where 55 people died and four others with at least 40 deaths.

https://www.snopes.com/ap/2020/04/17/heartbreaking-report-shows-virus-ravaging-ny-nursing-homes/

 

European coronavirus app platform gains traction with governments

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/european-coronavirus-app-platform-gains-143453624.html

 

A Zoom zero-day exploit is up for sale for $500,000

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/zoom-zero-day-exploit-sale-500000/

 

9 native Apple Watch apps you should be using

On the Apple Watch's fifth birthday, the apps built into the phone are basically the only ones you really need.

https://www.cnet.com/news/native-apple-watch-apps-you-should-be-using/

 

Several Botnets Using Zero-Day Vulnerability to Target Fiber Routers

https://www.securityweek.com/several-botnets-using-zero-day-vulnerability-target-fiber-routers

 

These are the best iPhone SE cases and accessories available now

https://9to5mac.com/2020/04/16/best-iphone-se-cases-accessories/

 

Major European Players Push for Coronavirus-Tracking App Platform

https://gizmodo.com/major-european-players-push-for-coronavirus-tracking-ap-1842938170

 

How to share your screen on Zoom

Learning how to share your screen on Zoom is easier than you think

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/how-to-share-your-screen-on-zoom

 

Gamers Report Unauthorized Access to Their Nintendo Accounts

It looks as though Nintendo has a major security breach on its hands as Nintendo accounts are being accessed withour permission to buy Fortnite VBucks.Gamers Report Unauthorized Access to Their Nintendo Accounts

(All "more FYI's" are made on a Chromebook)

 

8 Ways to Secure Your Next Zoom Video Call

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

 

8 Ways to Free Up RAM on Your Windows Computer

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways-clear-memory-increase-ram-windows-computer/

 

They're getting smart, but we're getting smarter.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/hacking-humans/94/notes

 

How Do I Protect Myself from Other Computers on My Local Network?

https://askleo.com/protect-computers-local-network/

 

Microsoft taps Windows 10 2004 as 'May Update,' preps for release next month

Even though much of the world is still dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft is pressing ahead with plans to release a new version of Windows 10.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3538772/microsoft-taps-windows-10-2004-as-may-update-preps-for-release-next-month.html

 

Did BBB Warn Against Sharing High School Senior Photos?

Facebook users started a posting trend to show solidarity with 2020's graduating seniors who are finishing high school at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/bbb-senior-photos-message/

 

Silicon Valley Is Forced to Reset Its Moral Compass for the Pandemic

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/virus-forces-silicon-valley-reset-110029912.html

 

Google declares war on Android fleeceware scamming users through sneaky subscriptions

https://www.grahamcluley.com/android-fleeceware-scams/

 

Zoom’s Security Woes Were No Secret to Business Partners Like Dropbox

Dropbox privately paid top hackers to find bugs in software by the videoconferencing company Zoom, then pressed it to fix them.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/20/technology/zoom-security-dropbox-hackers.html

 

Zoom Rolls Out New Measures as Security Fears Mount

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

 

The new $399 iPhone SE is now available to order

https://9to5mac.com/2020/04/17/iphone-se-now-available/

 

Instagram Founders Launch a Covid-19 Tracker for States That Anyone Can Understand

https://gizmodo.com/instagram-founders-launch-a-covid-19-tracker-for-states-1842947102

 

iPhone 12 Pro Max video reveals Apple's radical redesign

New iPhone 12 Pro Max design leaked for Apple's 6.7-inch flagship phone

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-12-pro-max-design-leaked-in-new-video-heres-your-first-look

 

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

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

 

Most People Support the 'Right to Repair'

If they've heard of it, at least. More than half the people in a recent survey didn't even know their legal right to fix their own tech equipment is constantly in jeopardy.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/most-people-support-the-right-to-repair

 

Speed up your PC using this free, easy-to-use program

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/speed-up-your-pc-bcuninstaller/735131/

 

14 Ways to Make Windows 10 Faster and Improve Performance

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-10-faster-performance/

 

How low can they go? A spike in Coronavirus phishing.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/research-saturday/131/notes

 

How Does a VPN Protect Me?

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a fully encrypted, private internet connection via a VPN provider. I'll look at what protection it offers.

https://askleo.com/how-does-a-vpn-protect-me/

 

The most exciting product in HP’s ‘Creativity to Life’ launch

Creating a Windows laptop that appeals to MacBook buyers isn’t easy. But the new HP ZBook Studio is the latest, and arguably best, MacBook rival to date. With so many 'creators' working from home now, a laptop workstation powerhouse may be just what the doctor ordered.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3538833/the-most-exciting-product-in-hps-creativity-to-life-launch.html

 

‘Heartbreaking’ Report Shows Virus Ravaging NY Nursing Homes

New York released details on outbreaks in individual facilities after weeks of refusing, revealing one home in Brooklyn where 55 people died and four others with at least 40 deaths.

https://www.snopes.com/ap/2020/04/17/heartbreaking-report-shows-virus-ravaging-ny-nursing-homes/

 

European coronavirus app platform gains traction with governments

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/european-coronavirus-app-platform-gains-143453624.html

 

A Zoom zero-day exploit is up for sale for $500,000

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/zoom-zero-day-exploit-sale-500000/

 

9 native Apple Watch apps you should be using

On the Apple Watch's fifth birthday, the apps built into the phone are basically the only ones you really need.

https://www.cnet.com/news/native-apple-watch-apps-you-should-be-using/

 

Several Botnets Using Zero-Day Vulnerability to Target Fiber Routers

https://www.securityweek.com/several-botnets-using-zero-day-vulnerability-target-fiber-routers

 

These are the best iPhone SE cases and accessories available now

https://9to5mac.com/2020/04/16/best-iphone-se-cases-accessories/

 

Major European Players Push for Coronavirus-Tracking App Platform

https://gizmodo.com/major-european-players-push-for-coronavirus-tracking-ap-1842938170

 

How to share your screen on Zoom

Learning how to share your screen on Zoom is easier than you think

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/how-to-share-your-screen-on-zoom

 

Gamers Report Unauthorized Access to Their Nintendo Accounts

It looks as though Nintendo has a major security breach on its hands as Nintendo accounts are being accessed withour permission to buy Fortnite VBucks.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/gamers-report-unauthorized-access-to-their-nintendo-accounts

 

T-Mobile and Sprint join forces – here’s what’s coming

https://www.komando.com/technology/tmobile-sprint-merger/735487/

 

How to Test Your PC for Failing Hardware: Tips and Tools to Know

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-test-your-pc-for-failing-hardware/

 

Complementary colors: teaming tactics in cybersecurity.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cyberwire-x/5/notes

 

How Do I Block Neighboring Wireless Networks?

Accidentally connecting to someone's nearby wireless network can be a serious security risk. We'll look at some steps to prevent it.

https://askleo.com/block-neighboring-wireless-networks/

 

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

 

TV Doctors Oz and Phil Explaining Controversial Fox Comments

Two television doctors — Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil — are finding themselves trying to explain comments they made about coronavirus restrictions during appearances on Fox News Channel.

https://www.snopes.com/ap/2020/04/17/tv-doctors-dr-oz-phil-explaining-controversial-fox-comments/

 

Cable schmable: Sling TV is now free from 5 p.m. to midnight, every night—no credit card required

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/sling-tv-deal-194706645.html

 

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

 

How to rearrange or delete apps on your iPhone home screen

https://www.pocket-lint.com/phones/news/apple/151869-how-to-rearrange-apps-on-your-iphone

 

GitHub Shares Details on Six Chrome Vulnerabilities

https://www.securityweek.com/github-shares-details-six-chrome-vulnerabilities

 

9to5Mac Daily: April 20, 2020 – Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro details, Apple game controller

https://9to5mac.com/2020/04/20/9to5mac-daily-april-20-2020/#more-641923

 

Google Wants You To Know Where the Nearest Coronavirus Testing Center Is

https://gizmodo.com/google-wants-you-to-know-where-the-nearest-coronavirus-1842937056

 

How to see everyone on Zoom

Here's how to see everyone on Zoom using gallery view

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/how-to-see-everyone-on-zoom

 

How to use your Mac with the lid closed

https://macpaw.com/how-to/use-mac-clamshell-mode

 

How to Get Free (or Cheap) New Ebooks

Here's how to legally get big-name authors in a digital form without waiting forever from Amazon, Scribd, OverDrive, and more.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/how-to-get-free-or-cheap-new-ebooks

 

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

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

 

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

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fix-windows-10-wi-fi-problems/

 

Rob Strayer, Ambassador and Deputy Assistant US Secretary of State on security challenges in the global supply chain.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/interview-selects/13/notes

 

When I Visit a Web Site, Can the Server Identify Me?

Minimally, web servers get your IP address when you visit. Whether or not that or other information can actually be used to identify you, specifically, depends on a lot of things.

https://askleo.com/when-i-visit-a-web-site-can-the-server-identify-me/

 

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

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

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3029168/windows-10-quick-tips-13-ways-to-speed-up-your-pc.html

 

Did Lack of Social Distancing in 1918 Pandemic Cause More Deaths Than WWI?

A viral meme about the "Spanish flu" pandemic gets some general points right, but the presented timeline is inaccurate.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/second-wave-spanish-flu-wwi/

 

The major iPhone 12 redesign Apple is reportedly planning may have just leaked in a new video

https://www.yahoo.com/news/major-iphone-12-redesign-apple-124430598.html

 

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/

 

New York Needed Ventilators. So They Developed One in a Month. (FDA approved)

The pandemic inspired an innovative project to design and make a low-cost ventilator in weeks, not years.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/20/technology/new-york-ventilators-coronavirus.html

 

GitHub Warns Users of Sophisticated Phishing Campaign

https://www.securityweek.com/github-warns-users-sophisticated-phishing-campaign

 

Apple likely planning 2020 iPhone SE assembly in Brazil

https://9to5mac.com/2020/04/20/apple-likely-planning-2020-iphone-se-assembly-in-brazil/

 

Hacking Attacks Against Corporations Have More Than Doubled in the Last Month

https://gizmodo.com/hacking-attacks-against-corporations-have-more-the-doub-1842921265

 

MacBook Pro and MacBook Air are getting big macOS update to extend your battery's life

A new macOS Catalina update includes a handy battery health management feature

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/macos-catalina-10155-battery-health-management

 

How to ensure your Safari privacy

https://macpaw.com/how-to/ensure-safari-privacy

 

Facebook to Notify Users Who 'Liked, Reacted' to Harmful Coronavirus Misinformation

To try and set the record straight, Facebook is going to notify affected users with a link to a World Health Organization website debunking myths concerning COVID-19

https://www.pcmag.com/news/facebook-to-notify-users-who-liked-reacted-to-harmful-coronavirus-misinformation

 

Warning: Americans lost $19.7 billion to scam calls over the past year

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/scam-calls-cost-americans-billions/735404/

 

Wi-Fi Direct: Windows Wireless File Transfer That’s Faster Than Bluetooth

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/wifi-direct-vs-bluetooth-use-sharing-data-windows-8/

 

This app could change how you use your Roku

Reelgood's iPhone and Android apps can remotely launch videos on Roku players.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3538409/the-reelgood-app-could-change-how-you-use-your-roku.html

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