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Researchers Discover New Privacy Threat for Biometric Data

https://www.iottechtrends.com/researchers-new-privacy-threat-biometric-data/

 

3 Ways to Replace and Reduce Your Windows Desktop Shortcuts Clutter

https://www.maketecheasier.com/replace-windows-desktop-shortcuts-clutter/

 

The Morning After: USB 4 is ready for 8K monitors

And Intel's 10th-gen desktop CPUs are here.

https://www.engadget.com/the-morning-after-usb-displayport-motorola-112015168.html

 

Edit, convert and encode videos, audio and images with Shutter Encoder

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/23/edit-convert-and-encode-videos-audio-and-images-with-shutter-encoder/

 

Fix Function address caused a protection fault – Printing error on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/fix-function-address-caused-a-protection-fault-printing-error-on-windows-10

 

How to plan a remote funeral or memorial and grieve during the coronavirus pandemic

If someone you know has died from complications due to COVID-19, these resources may be helpful.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-plan-a-remote-funeral-or-memorial-and-grieve-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

 

How to Prevent Windows Update from Updating Specific Device Driver in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/146562-prevent-windows-update-updating-specific-device-driver.html

 

Reports of COVID-19 malware threats heavier in states with increased testing

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/news-archive/coronavirus/reports-of-covid-19-malware-threats-heavier-in-states-with-increased-testing/

 

Quick Access Popup

Create custom shortcuts of your favorite locations, applications, folders, web links with this easy-to-use and intuitive application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/FoldersPopup.shtml

 

How To Password Protect A USB Drive In Windows

https://www.techjunkie.com/password-protect-usb-drive-windows/

 

USB4 Will Usher in Support for 8K, 16K Displays

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/310091-usb4-will-usher-in-support-for-8k-16k-displays

 

iPhone SE or Galaxy A51: Battle of the $400 phone cameras

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/iphone-se-galaxy-a51-battle-120001562.html

 

Best Apple Watch deals in May 2020

These Apple Watch deals will save you hundreds

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/best-apple-watch-deals

 

APPLE IPHONE SE REVIEW: EVERYTHING YOU NEED

A strong case against $1,000 phones

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/22/21230308/apple-iphone-se-2-2020-review-features-specs-camera-price

 

Ed-Tech Company Chegg Suffers Third Breach Since 2018

The latest incident compromised names, Social Security numbers, and other data belonging to 700 current and former Chegg employees.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/ed-tech-company-chegg-suffers-third-breach-since-2018/d/d-id/1337701

 

What Is Cell Phone Contact Tracing?

Google and Apple just released software to let developers create contact-tracing apps and fight COVID-19. What does this do? We can explain.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/what-is-cell-phone-contact-tracing

 

Latest Windows 10 Update Problems and How to Fix Them

https://www.maketecheasier.com/latest-windows-10-update-problems/

 

Raspberry Pi's improved camera module supports interchangeable lenses

It has a 12-megapixel Sony back-illuminated sensor.

https://www.engadget.com/raspberry-pi-12-megapixel-c-mount-camera-084145607.html

 

My Commander is a free file manager with tabs and dual panes

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/22/my-commander-is-a-free-file-manager-with-tabs-and-dual-panes/

 

How to Reset Windows Search settings to default in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-reset-windows-search-in-windows-10

 

These are the best iPhone SE 2020 deals

Don't pay $399! Instead, check out these offers from Cricket, Mint, Metro and more.

https://www.cnet.com/news/these-are-the-best-iphone-se-deals/

 

Factory recovery - Create a Custom Recovery Partition

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/106215-factory-recovery-create-custom-recovery-partition.html

 

5 ways COVID-19 is reshaping the cybercrime economy

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/news-archive/coronavirus/5-ways-covid-19-is-reshaping-the-cybercrime-economy/

 

DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials for Chrome

Escape active ad tracking networks, increase your encryption protection, and search as privately as possible with the help of this nifty Chrome extension

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Chrome-Extensions/DuckDuckGo-for-Chrome.shtml

 

How To Extend Your Desktop With Chromecast

https://www.techjunkie.com/extend-desktop-chromecast/

 

Overclocking Results Show We’re Hitting the Fundamental Limits of Silicon

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/301508-overclocking-results-show-were-hitting-the-fundamental-limits-of-silicon

 

Microsoft sets May 7 to unveil video games on new Xbox Series X console

https://www.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-sets-may-7-unveil-172626765.html

 

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

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

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

 

Comcast struggles as theme parks, movies, and sports suddenly disappear

All of Comcast’s divisions are feeling the impact of the coronavirus lockdown

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/30/21242508/comcast-loses-cable-subscribers-coronavirus

 

Researchers Find Vulnerabilities in Popular Remote Learning Plug-ins

As more students move to online learning platforms, vulnerability researchers are revealing security flaws in some common software plug-ins.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/researchers-find-vulnerabilities-in-popular-remote-learning-plug-ins/d/d-id/1337697

 

Tim Cook: 'Just a Few' US Apple Stores Will Re-Open This Month

A decision will be made 'city by city, county by county' depending on the circumstances at each location.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/tim-cook-just-a-few-us-apple-stores-will-re-open-this-month

 

How T-Mobile is helping us stay connected when it matters most

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/t-mobile-stay-connected/737331/

 

4 Genuinely Lightweight Browsers for Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/lightweight-browsers-for-windows/

 

FCC won't warn robocallers before fining them

It also has more time to issue fines.

https://www.engadget.com/fcc-no-longer-warns-robocallers-172452988.html

 

Microsoft Word supports Sentence-Level writing suggestions now

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/21/microsoft-word-supports-sentence-level-writing-suggestions-now/

 

How to automatically Turn on Spell Checker in Google Chrome

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/automatically-turn-on-spell-checker-in-google-chrome

 

Sign PDFs in under a minute on your Mac with this must-know tip

You don't need an app or online service to sign documents. Apple's built-in tool for Macs makes it extremely easy.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/sign-pdfs-in-under-a-minute-on-your-mac-with-this-must-know-tip/

 

How to Link Android Phone to Windows 10 PC

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/119645-link-android-phone-windows-10-pc.html

 

Aggah malspam campaign updated with new payloads

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/email-security/aggah-malspam-campaign-updated-with-new-payloads/

 

EYE

A powerful reasoning system which can be used to build artificial intelligence, with support for schematic web layers, as well as Euler paths

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Programming/Other-Programming-Files/EulerSharp.shtml

 

How To Find Windows Spotlight Lock Screen Images In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/find-windows-spotlight-lock-screen-images-windows-10/

 

Microsoft to Include More Efficient Search Indexing in May 2020 Windows 10 Update

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/309955-microsoft-to-include-more-efficient-search-indexing-in-may-2020-windows-10-update

 

Scientists discover 5 FDA-approved drugs are effective at stopping coronavirus spread in the body

https://www.yahoo.com/news/scientists-discover-5-fda-approved-143156517.html

 

Apple Watch 6: Release date, price, sleep tracking and rumors

The Apple Watch 6 is coming this fall with a host of new features. Here's all the rumors so far.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/apple-watch-6

 

Microsoft’s Your Phone app now lets you control music on a phone from your PC

Windows 10 is also getting coronavirus information in search results

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/29/21241481/microsoft-your-phone-music-control-app-update-feature

 

The Rise of Deepfakes and What That Means for Identity Fraud

Convincing deepfakes are a real concern, but there are ways of fighting back.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/authentication/the-rise-of-deepfakes-and-what-that-means-for-identity-fraud/a/d-id/1337633

 

US Netflix Subscribers Watch 3.2 Hours and Use 9.6 GB of Data Per Day

The COVID-19 quarantine has changed our streaming behavior. Netflix user numbers have increased, and average viewership and data usage has grown dramatically.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/us-netflix-subscribers-watch-32-hours-and-use-96-gb-of-data-per-day

 

Windows 10 warning: Don’t become a malware target

https://www.komando.com/news/hackers-target-streaming-services-with-malware/737578/

 

Adding Functionality to Windows 10 with PowerToys

https://www.maketecheasier.com/powertoys-add-windows-functionality/

 

NVIDIA’s chief scientist developed a low-cost, open-source ventilator

The device can be made for just a few hundred dollars.

https://www.engadget.com/nvidia-open-source-ventilator-design-165732445.html

 

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/

 

The Windows Wireless Service is not running on this computer

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-wireless-service-is-not-running-on-this-computer

 

Ring doorbells are hard to recommend, but security updates have changed our buying advice

Commentary: We have to look beyond the hardware to determine whether to recommend a product or not.

https://www.cnet.com/news/ring-doorbells-are-hard-to-recommend-but-security-updates-have-changed-our-buying-advice/

 

How to Turn On or Off Link to Windows for Your Phone app on Android Phone

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/155467-turn-off-link-windows-your-phone-app-android-phone.html

 

Microsoft warns of ransomware attacks with ‘motley crew’ of payloads

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/microsoft-warns-of-ransomware-attacks-with-motley-crew-of-payloads/

 

MakeHuman

Helps you build three-dimensional human models with different physical characteristics, which can the be integrated in games or animations

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Graphic-Others/MakeHuman.shtml

 

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

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

 

How Do Graphics Cards Work?

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/269335-how-graphics-cards-work

 

These Jaw-Dropping Facts Will Change Your Mind About the Internet of Things

https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/04/30/these-jaw-dropping-facts-will-change-your-mind-abo.aspx?source=eptyholnk0000202&yptr=yahoo

 

A new Apple is emerging from the coronavirus pandemic

The struggling economy is hurting demand for ultra-premium products, but Apple is adapting to the challenge

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/a-new-apple-is-emerging-from-the-coronavirus-pandemic

 

Google is updating the Drive and Docs share window to make it less confusing

The update will also come to Google Sheets

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/28/21240158/google-docs-share-interface-design-update-sheets-drive-g-suite

 

The Rise of Deepfakes and What That Means for Identity Fraud

Convincing deepfakes are a real concern, but there are ways of fighting back.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/authentication/the-rise-of-deepfakes-and-what-that-means-for-identity-fraud/a/d-id/1337633

 

COVID-19 Causes Smartphone Market to Suffer Biggest Annual Decline Ever

According to IDC, smartphone vendors shipped 275.8 million phones from January to March, for a 11.7 percent year-over-year decrease.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/covid-19-causes-smartphone-market-to-suffer-biggest-annual-decline-ever

 

Companies caught sharing your emails with Google, Pinterest, Facebook – see the list

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/companies-sharing-email-quibi-jetblue/737396/

 

How to Take and Annotate Screenshots with Ksnip in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/take-annotate-screenshots-with-ksnip-linux/

 

Google Pixel 4a release date, specs, price and rumors

The Pixel 4a is coming — here's what you can expect

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/pixel-4a

 

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

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You Can Now Use Google Meet to Host Free Video Conferences

https://lifehacker.com/you-can-now-use-google-meet-to-host-free-video-conferen-1843159365

 

Working from Home? 7 Ways to Secure Your Home Office

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/secure-your-home-office/

 

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/

 

LabCorp slapped with shareholder suit over data breaches

https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/30/labcorp-suit-data-breaches/

 

Microsoft Sway abused in PerSwaysion spear-phishing operation

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-sway-abused-in-perswaysion-spear-phishing-operation/

 

How to improve your writing using Editor for the online version of Word, Chrome, or Edge

Note that you'll need a Microsoft 365 (formerly called Office 365) subscription to use it.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3539020/how-to-improve-your-writing-using-editor-for-the-online-version-of-word.html

 

FTC warns multilevel marketing company sellers about coronavirus health and earnings claims

  - The FTC has sent warning letters to ten multilevel marketing companies because of claims distributors are making about their products’ ability to treat or prevent coronavirus, or about the earnings people can make if they’ve recently lost income. 

  - The FTC’s letter to essential oils company doTerra, for instance, outlined examples such as a photo of doTerra-branded essential oils bottles accompanied by the hashtags ”#covid” and ”#prevention.”

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/27/ftc-warns-doterra-rodan-fields-other-mlm-sellers-on-covid-claims.html

 

How to save battery on your Android phone

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-save-battery-on-your-android-phone

 

Hands-on with Microsoft's Project xCloud Xbox streaming app for Windows

Recently, we got our hands on the Project xCloud Xbox Game Streaming test app, offering us a glimpse at how the service works on PCs. As you might expect, it's gooooooood.

https://www.windowscentral.com/hands-project-xcloud-xbox-game-streaming-app-windows-pc

 

[CAUTION] Hard Drive Clicking Sound?

https://askbobrankin.com/caution_hard_drive_clicking_sound.html

 

Video meetings are awful. Try these five tips to make them better for everyone

Google has dug into the science behind remote working to provide some insights that can bring the human touch to video-based meetings.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/video-meetings-are-awful-try-these-five-tips-to-make-them-better-for-everyone/

 

Half of Americans won’t trust contact-tracing apps, new poll finds

Respondents trust public health agencies, but not tech firms, with their data.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/04/half-of-americans-wont-trust-contact-tracing-apps-new-poll-finds/

 

Every free PlayStation 4 game you can download in May

  - Sony has announced the free PlayStation 4 games it will be giving away in May.

  - PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to download Cities: Skylines and Farming Simulator 19 for free from May 5th through June 1st.

  - The two games normally retail for $40 each on the PlayStation Store.

https://bgr.com/2020/04/29/free-ps4-games-may-2020-playstation-plus/

 

SoftEther VPN

Create a high-performance Virtual Private Network (VPN) based on a server-client architecture with the help of this intuitive and reliable application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Security-Related/SoftEther-VPN.shtml

 

A close look at the iPhone SE

Macworld Podcast episode 695

https://www.macworld.com/article/3540697/a-close-look-at-the-iphone-se.html

 

Israel Says Hackers Targeted SCADA Systems at Water Facilities

https://www.securityweek.com/israel-says-hackers-targeted-scada-systems-water-facilities

 

Hangouts vs. Meet: What's the Difference Between Google's Video Conferencing Apps?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Google's two video conferencing apps have become more popular than ever. But now that the company has made both apps free to use, which one should you use? We compare Hangouts and Meet feature by feature to help you choose.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/hangouts-vs-meet-whats-the-difference-between-googles-video-conferencing

 

The most brazen COVID-19 blackmail scam yet

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/brazen-covid-19-blackmail-scam/737395/

 

MacBook vs. MacBook Pro vs. MacBook Air: Which MacBook Is Right for You?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/macbook-comparison-pro-air/

 

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/

 

Microsoft makes it easier to get started with Windows Virtual Desktops

https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/30/microsoft-makes-it-easier-to-get-started-with-windows-virtual-desktops/

 

Clop ransomware leaks ExecuPharm's files after failed ransom

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/clop-ransomware-leaks-execupharms-files-after-failed-ransom/

 

Nintendo account hack FAQ: What happened, who’s at risk, and how you can secure your ID

Change those passwords

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3540294/nintendo-account-hack-faq-what-happened-whos-at-risk-and-how-you-can-secure-your-id.html

 

CVS and UPS will use drones to deliver prescriptions in a retirement community amid coronavirus outbreak

  - CVS and UPS will start using drones to deliver prescription medications to a Florida retirement community. 

  - The drone delivery helps the community maintain social distancing measures, amid the Covid-19 pandemic. 

  - The two companies partnered last year to explore drone delivery. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/27/coronavirus-cvs-ups-delivering-prescriptions-with-drones.html

 

iOS 13 problems: how to fix issues in iOS 13.4.1

All the bugs - and fixes - we've found

https://www.techradar.com/news/ios-13-problems-how-to-fix-issues-in-ios-1312

 

How to customize the Windows 10 Taskbar and make it your own

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-ways-customize-windows-10-taskbar

 

Geekly Update - 29 April 2020

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_29_april_2020.html

 

How to check for weak passwords on your Linux systems with John the Ripper

Are you certain your users are working with strong passwords on your Linux servers? Let John the Ripper show you who is and who isn't.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-check-for-weak-passwords-on-your-linux-systems-with-john-the-ripper/

 

Microsoft: Ransomware gangs that don't threaten to leak your data steal it anyway

And these human-operated ransomware gangs have stepped up attacks amid the pandemic to maximize profits.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-ransomware-gangs-that-dont-threaten-to-leak-your-data-steal-it-anyway/

 

How to opt out of coronavirus exposure notifications in iOS 13.5

  - The latest iOS 13.5 beta includes Apple’s brand new coronavirus exposure notification API.

  - The  API is designed to support contact tracing, a Bluetooth solution that will alert iPhone users when they’ve come into contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus.

https://bgr.com/2020/04/29/ios-13-5-coronavirus-exposure-notifications-turn-off/

 

VPN Gate Client Plug-in

A plugin for SoftEther VPN, whose main purpose is to easily hide your online identity via a network of relay proxy servers that conceal your IP address

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Security-Related/VPN-Gate-Client-Plug-in.shtml

 

Take safety seriously: Stop using bulgy batteries and smoking monitors

Working from home may be leading people to making decisions that can endanger their health and safety.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3540698/take-safety-seriously-stop-using-bulgy-batteries-and-smoking-monitors.html

 

Microsoft Teams Vulnerability Exposed Organizations to Attacks

https://www.securityweek.com/microsoft-teams-vulnerability-exposed-organizations-attacks

 

Intel's 'Comet Lake-S' Desktop CPUs Offer Up to 10 Cores of Computing Muscle

Intel's 10th Generation desktop processors have launched. A Core i9 behemoth with 10 cores, 20 processing threads, and a maximum frequency of 5.3GHz leads the company's new lineup of mainstream CPUs.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/intels-comet-lake-s-desktop-cpus-offer-up-to-10-cores-of-computing-muscle

 

Microsoft wants to fix your crappy writing

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/microsoft-ai-writing-editor/736702/

 

The Essential Tmux Commands Cheat Sheet

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/cheat-sheet-tmux-commands-cheat-sheet/

 

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

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

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

 

Meet EventBot, a new Android malware that steals banking passwords and two-factor codes

https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/29/eventbot-android-malware-banking/

 

Shade Ransomware Decryptor can now decrypt over 750K victims

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/shade-ransomware-decryptor-can-now-decrypt-over-750k-victims/

 

We called Crucial's P1 SSD a 'fantastic value' at $90, and today it's $30 off

Fast and cheap

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3541354/we-called-crucials-p1-ssd-a-fantastic-value-at-90-and-today-its-30-off.html

 

Trump betting millions to lay the groundwork for quantum internet in the US

  - The Trump administration’s 2021 budget request contains $237 million in funding to support quantum information research.

  - Quantum information science harnesses the behavior of particles to make calculations in fundamentally new ways.

  - Prototype networks exist in New York and Chicago, and researchers are developing the new technologies needed to create longer links.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/27/us-laying-groundwork-for-a-quantum-internet.html

 

This PayPal and Facebook scam might cost you thousands

Your Facebook friend asking for money might actually be a hacker

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-paypal-and-facebook-scam-might-cost-you-thousands

 

TaskbarX review: Centering your Windows 10 taskbar icons with ease

You can give your taskbar a fresh new look with TaskbarX, including blur effects and centering icons.

https://www.windowscentral.com/taskbarx-review-centering-your-windows-10-taskbar-ease

 

[SCAM ALERT] Microsoft Office Ripoffs

https://askbobrankin.com/scam_alert_microsoft_office_ripoffs.html

 

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/

 

Why you shouldn't use Facebook's Messenger Rooms: A non-exhaustive list

https://mashable.com/article/facebook-messenger-rooms-privacy-problems/

 

All the free Xbox One and Xbox 360 games you can get in May

  - Microsoft has announced the free Xbox One and Xbox 360 games being given away in April.

  - Xbox Live Gold subscribers can grab V-Rally 4 and Warhammer 40,000 Inquisitor on Xbox One.

  - You can save about $120 by picking up all four Xbox games while they’re on sale for free.

https://bgr.com/2020/04/28/free-xbox-one-games-may-2020-xbox-360/

 

uBlock Origin for Firefox

Improve your browsing experience with the help of this Firefox extension that packs customizable filters protecting you from unwanted content

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Mozilla-Extensions/uBlock-Origin-for-Firefox.shtml

 

Roland Go:LiveCast review: Hardware/app combo for iPhone improves any livestream

A simple, affordable way to bring superior production values to your webcasting with a fully featured hardware/app combo lets you mix sound, play media, and more without costly A/V gear.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3540316/roland-golivecast-review.html

 

Malware Delivered to Sophos Firewalls via Zero-Day Vulnerability

https://www.securityweek.com/malware-delivered-sophos-firewalls-zero-day-vulnerability

 

Raspberry Pi's $50 'High Quality Camera' Supports Interchangeable Lenses

The HQ shooter comes with a 12.3-megapixel sensor and support for C- and CS-mount lenses.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/raspberry-pis-50-high-quality-camera-supports-interchangeable-lenses

 

Security tip: Check your Android app permissions

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/android-app-permissions/736687/

 

10 Windows Task Manager Tricks You Probably Didn’t Know

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-windows-task-manager-tricks-didnt-know/

 

WINDOWS 10 BUG CAUSING VPN, OFFICE 365, TEAMS, OUTLOOK CONNECTION PROBLEMS

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

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-bug-vpn-office-365-teams-connection-problems/

 

The lockdown is driving people to Facebook

https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/29/the-quarantine-is-driving-record-usage-growth-at-facebook/

 

New Android malware steals financial information, bypasses 2FA

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-android-malware-steals-financial-information-bypasses-2fa/

 

Google Meet is now free for everyone, as the pursuit of Zoom continues

Google Meet was restricted to paying G Suite users, but not anymore.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3541029/google-meet-becomes-free-for-everyone.html

 

Apple is making it easier to unlock your iPhone without Face ID, since everyone’s wearing masks now

  - iOS 13.5 beta 3, released to developers on Wednesday, includes a new feature that makes it easier to unlock while wearing a mask.

  - You just need to swipe up to bring up the passcode screen, so there isn’t as much of a delay between the phone trying to recognize your face and asking you to enter in a passcode.

  - The feature is still in beta, however, so probably won’t be available to everyone for a few weeks.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/29/apple-making-it-easier-to-unlock-iphone-with-a-mask-on.html

 

Windows 10 May 2020 Update could make your PC faster thanks to a clever new trick

Finally some good news

https://www.techradar.com/news/windows-10-may-2020-update-could-make-your-pc-faster-thanks-to-a-clever-new-trick

 

Best Ad Blockers for Microsoft Edge in 2020

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-adblockers-microsoft-edge

 

Bad WiFi is slowing you down. Fix yours without spending a dime.

Our five-step guide will help you speed up your Internet connection and eliminate wireless ‘dead zones’ while you’re stuck at home

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/04/29/best-wifi-fix/

 

Windows 10 PowerToys: A cheat sheet

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

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-powertoys-a-cheat-sheet/

 

Gaming monitor vs. TV: Why a TV could be your next gaming monitor

https://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/gaming-monitor-vs-tv-should-you-get-a-tv-for-a-gaming-monitor-or-computer-monitor/

 

CDC says social distancing guidelines now apply to pets

  - Social distancing guidelines to fight the coronavirus pandemic — which has now infected more than 1 million Americans — don’t just apply to people.

  - The CDC is now recommending that Americans keep their pets at least six feet away from other pets and people when outside.

  - That’s because there have been a handful of instances the center has now identified of peoples’ pets contracting the COVID-19 coronavirus.

https://bgr.com/2020/04/28/coronavirus-prevention-social-distancing-pets-cdc/

 

uBlock Origin for Chrome

Improve your browsing experience by blocking off annoying ads with the help of this sleek and performance-orientated Google Chrome extension

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Chrome-Extensions/uBlock-Origin-Chrome.shtml

 

Get an old 12.9-inch iPad Pro for the same price as a new 11-inch one

More screen for less money.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3540752/get-an-old-129-inch-ipad-pro-for-the-same-price-as-a-new-11-inch-one.html

 

Android Ransomware Asks for Victim's Credit Card Info

Ransomware Capabilities Added to 'Lucy' Android Malware

A piece of Android ransomware uses a scareware tactic to extort money from victims: it asks them to provide their credit card information to pay a “fine,” Check Point reveals.

https://www.securityweek.com/android-ransomware-asks-victims-credit-card-info

 

Unlocking Your iPhone While Wearing a Mask Will Get Easier With Upcoming iOS Update

The change, spotted in the iOS 13.5 beta release, will help users avoid the unnecessary hassle it takes when unlocking an iPhone while wearing a mask.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/unlocking-your-iphone-while-wearing-a-mask-will-get-easier-with-upcoming

 

5 ways to speed up your internet connection now

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/ways-to-speed-up-internet-connection/735597/

 

Linux vs. Windows: 8 Key Operating System Differences, Explained

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-key-differences-between-windows-and-linux-you-should-know-about-before-switching/

 

The 2020 Google Pixel Buds Feel and Sound Great, But There's a Problem

https://gizmodo.com/google-pixel-buds-2020-review-smart-comfy-and-too-di-1843130061

 

Apple is making it easier to unlock your iPhone without Face ID, since everyone’s wearing masks now

  - iOS 13.5 beta 3, released to developers on Wednesday, includes a new feature that makes it easier to unlock while wearing a mask.

  - You just need to swipe up to bring up the passcode screen, so there isn’t as much of a delay between the phone trying to recognize your face and asking you to enter in a passcode.

  - The feature is still in beta, however, so probably won’t be available to everyone for a few weeks.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/29/apple-making-it-easier-to-unlock-iphone-with-a-mask-on.html

 

Microsoft releases guidance on blocking ransomware attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-releases-guidance-on-blocking-ransomware-attacks

 

Today’s best deals: Top-selling face masks, webcams in stock, UV phone sanitizers, Bose 700, $20 Wi-Fi extender, more

https://bgr.com/2020/04/29/amazon-deals-of-the-day-on-april-29/

 

Star Citizen Update 3.9 Out Now, Adding A New Ship, Mission, Prison System, and More

https://wccftech.com/star-citizen-update-3-9-prison-system/

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The key to the nation’s cyber defense? Behavioral analysis

https://www.fifthdomain.com/opinion/2020/04/15/the-key-to-the-nations-cyber-defense-behavioral-analysis/

 

What is Bulk Crap Uninstaller? (has built-in Restore Point creator, use it)

https://www.bcuninstaller.com/

 

Are your logins secure? Use this password checker to find out

https://www.komando.com/privacy/google-chrome-password-checkup-2/588938/

 

In surprise choice, Zoom partners with Oracle for growing infrastructure needs

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/surprise-choice-zoom-hitches-wagon-144328431.html

 

Power is 'up for grabs': Behind China's plan to shape the future of tech

China is set to release an ambitious 15-year blueprint that will lay out its plans to set the global standards for the next-generation of technologies.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/power-grabs-behind-china-s-plan-shape-future-tech-n1193261

 

What Is Peer-to-Peer File Sharing, and Is It Legit?

Peer-to-peer file-sharing programs have a bad reputation because of the content they're often used to download. But the technology is quite legal and useful for legitimate purposes.

https://askleo.com/what_is_peer_to_peer_file_sharing/

 

Why Is Google Chrome Using So Much RAM? Here’s How to Fix It

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/chrome-using-much-ram-fix-right-now/

 

Gilead says early results of coronavirus drug trial show improvement with shorter remdesivir treatment

  - Gilead said preliminary results of a coronavirus drug trial showed at least 50% of patients treated with a five-day dosage of remdesivir improved.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/29/gilead-reports-positive-data-on-remdesivir-coronavirus-drug-trial.html

 

LosslessCut

A cross-platform application that assists you in cutting or trimming your videos, thus helping you get rid of those start and end sections you don't need

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Video-Editors/lossless-cut.shtml

 

APTs and COVID-19: How advanced persistent threats use the coronavirus as a lure

Malwarebytes Threat Intelligence April 2020

https://resources.malwarebytes.com/files/2020/04/200407-MWB-COVID-White-Paper_Final.pdf

 

PhantomLance: Vietnamese Cyberspies Targeted Android Users for Years

https://www.securityweek.com/phantomlance-vietnamese-cyberspies-targeted-android-users-years

 

Acer's gaming monitor blowout includes a 1080p display for $99

Acer has a few solid deals on curved monitors for a more immersive gaming experience.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3541150/acers-gaming-monitor-blowout-includes-a-1080p-display-for-99.html

 

Canon now lets you use its cameras as a webcam with amazing video quality

The quality of your Zoom will blow everyone else’s away

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/29/21241305/canon-cameras-dslr-eos-webcam-utility-released

 

Busy Group FaceTime call? iOS 13.5 lets you turn off automatic face zooming

https://9to5mac.com/2020/04/29/turn-off-group-facetime-zooming/

 

How to Stop Google From Tracking You

You need to do more than turn off location services to hide your habits

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-stop-google-from-tracking-you-4175369

 

Check your phone! Dozens of malicious apps caught spying

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/malicious-android-apps/737184/

 

Is Your Favorite Video Chat App Secure? (Google Hangouts is now Google Meet)

https://www.pcmag.com/news/is-your-favorite-video-chat-app-secure

 

Hackers publish ExecuPharm internal data after ransomware attack

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/hackers-publish-execupharm-internal-data-205829067.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

 

How do I turn off Wi-Fi Sense (and what is it?)

Wi-Fi Sense, a new feature in Windows 10, is designed to make connecting to wireless networks easier. You'll probably want to turn off Wi-Fi Sense for privacy.

https://askleo.com/turn-off-wi-fi-sense/

 

6 Free 

Fitness Programs to Help You Get in Shape

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-great-online-fitness-programs-shape/

 

Google CEO tells employees return to office won’t happen until at least June 1

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/28/google-ceo-says-return-to-office-wont-happen-until-at-least-june-1.html

 

Pinterest Save Button for Chrome

Collect inspiring ideas you stumble upon on the Internet with the help of this Chrome extension that helps you expand your Pinterest compilations

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Chrome-Extensions/Pinterest-Save-Button-for-Chrome.shtml

 

German government might have lost tens of millions of euros in COVID-19 phishing attack

German state of North Rhine-Westphalia failed to put in place a citizen verification procedure and allowed fraudsters to steal millions of euros.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/german-government-might-have-lost-tens-of-millions-of-euros-in-covid-19-phishing-attack/

 

Mozilla Says Many Popular Video Call Apps Meet Its Minimum Security Standards

https://www.securityweek.com/mozilla-says-many-popular-video-call-apps-meet-its-minimum-security-standards

 

Transform your PC into a gaming machine with this $115 Radeon RX 570

Newegg is selling the RX 570 for about $25 cheaper than usual.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3540670/transform-your-pc-into-a-gaming-machine-with-this-115-radeon-rx-570.html

 

GEARS TACTICS AND GAME PASS SHOW MICROSOFT IS SERIOUS ABOUT PC GAMING

‘It’s not an experiment’

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/29/21240409/microsoft-xbox-game-pass-pc-gears-tactics-interview

 

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/

 

The 32 Best Google Docs Shortcuts of 2020

Discover how to save time while you get more done

https://www.lifewire.com/best-google-docs-shortcuts-4843226

 

iPhone trick: Use the Notes app to scan documents

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/use-notes-app-to-scan-documents/736692/

 

Shopify's New App Wants to Help You Buy Online From Local Businesses

The app is called Shop, and it launches today for Android and iOS. It's designed to help you discover new products, find local merchants, and track the deliveries online.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/shopifys-new-app-wants-to-help-you-buy-online-from-local-businesses

 

Comtech Boosts Text Messaging Solutions Amid Coronavirus Woes

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/comtech-boosts-text-messaging-solutions-155803780.html

 

US military sees surge in phishing scams as the Pentagon transitions to telework

https://americanmilitarynews.com/2020/04/us-military-sees-surge-in-phishing-scams-as-the-pentagon-transitions-to-telework/?

 

Do I Need a Firewall, and If So, What Kind?

A firewall is a critical component of keeping your machine safe on the internet. There are two basic types, but which is right for you?

https://askleo.com/do_i_need_a_firewall_and_if_so_what_kind/

 

8 Ways to Free Up RAM on Your Windows Computer

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

 

Pop radio in decline, streaming on the rise: How the coronavirus is changing what we listen to

  - Working from home means more time for entertainment: in the last two weeks of March, 60% of people are engaging with more entertainment according to MRC Data and Nielsen Music.

  - The week of March 13, when stay-at-home orders began across the nation, Pop, rap, R&B and Latin music saw greater drop-offs than the average trend, according to Alpha Data.

  - The rise of listening at home is also tied to a surge in smart speaker usage, which is up 34% in April, according to eMarketer.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/28/pop-radio-in-decline-streaming-on-the-rise-in-coronavirus-pandemic.html

 

Brave Browser

Make your Internet surfing sessions more enjoyable by avoiding annoying ads and intrusive trackers using this appealing and intuitive browser

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Browsers/Brave.shtml

 

Russian hackers tried to steal San Francisco airport Windows accounts

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/russian-hackers-tried-to-steal-san-francisco-airport-windows-accounts/

 

Shade Ransomware Authors Release Decryption Keys

https://www.securityweek.com/shade-ransomware-authors-release-decryption-keys

 

Phishing *Better* Than the Bad Guys During the Pandemic

https://blog.knowbe4.com/phishing-better-than-the-bad-guys-during-the-pandemic

 

Samsung's $300 Galaxy M31 blows away iPhone SE with 6,000 mAh battery

iPhone SE 2020's weak points are where this $300 Samsung phone shines

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/samsungs-dollar300-galaxy-m31-blows-away-iphone-se-with-6000-mah-battery

 

Which iPad should you buy? Hands-on with the iPad 7, iPad mini 5, iPad Air 3, and iPad Pro (2020)

https://9to5mac.com/2020/04/28/which-ipad-should-you-buy-hands-on-with-the-ipad-7-ipad-mini-5-ipad-air-3-and-ipad-pro-2020/

 

How to Update Chromecast

Keep your streaming dongle up to date and ready to go

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-update-chromecast-4628168

 

8 practical uses for inexpensive smart plugs

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/best-smart-plug-tips-and-tricks/602102/

 

Twitter Retires SMS-Based Tweets and Notifications, Citing Security

'We’ve seen vulnerabilities with SMS, so we’ve turned off our Twitter via SMS service, except for a few countries,' the company said.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/twitter-retires-sms-based-tweets-and-notifications-citing-security

 

This pocket-sized device can sanitize your phone in just 1 minute

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/2020-04-27-this-pocket-sized-device-can-sanitize-your-phone-in-just-1-minute-24123259.html

 

Boeing, Lockheed Martin, SpaceX Docs Leaked by Ransomware Gang

https://www.secureworldexpo.com/industry-news/boeing-lockheed-martin-spacex-ransomware-victims

 

Does Having a Publicly Visible Wi-Fi Password Add Security Compared to an Open Wi-Fi Hotspot?

Using a password protected WPA2 hotspot is a minor inconvenience for a very significant level of additional security. I'll explain...

https://askleo.com/does_having_a_publicly_visible_wifi_password_add_security_compared_to_an_open_wifi_hotspot/

 

8 Techy Ways to Stay Positive During a Lockdown

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/stay-positive-lockdown/

 

Google’s Pixel Buds are a great AirPods alternative for people with Android phones

  - The Google Pixel Buds go on sale Monday for $179.

  - CNBC’s Todd Haselton has been testing them for the past several days. They’re a great buy for folks who want some of the features of AirPods but who use an Android phone instead of an iPhone.

  - They have features similar to those of Apple’s $199 AirPods with wireless charging case, but they don’t have the noise-canceling technology that makes the $249 AirPods Pro so great.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/27/google-pixel-buds-review-like-airpods-but-designed-for-android-phones.html

 

MZCacheView

List all files currently stored in the cache of Firefox/Mozilla browsers and view data such as content type, file size and server name

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Other-Internet-Related/MozillaCacheView.shtml

 

New Wiper Malware impersonates security researchers as prank

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

 

Critical Ignition Gateway Vulnerability Can Lead to Disruption in Plants

https://www.securityweek.com/critical-ignition-gateway-vulnerability-can-lead-disruption-plants

 

[Heads-Up] Hacking Attacks Double Against Users Who Now Suddenly Work From Home

https://blog.knowbe4.com/heads-up-hacking-attacks-double-against-users-who-now-suddenly-work-from-home

 

You might be charging your MacBook wrong: What you need to know

Charging your MacBook Pro the wrong way could lead to poor performance

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/macbook-pro-charging-bug-kernel_task

 

[Update: Reopening plans] Best Buy closing all stores, shifting to curbside pickup due to COVID-19

https://9to5mac.com/2020/04/29/best-buy-closing-stores-coronavirus/

 

How to Scan a Document on Mac

Scanning from your printer to your Mac made easy

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-scan-document-mac-4427958

 

Warning! These shipping emails from FedEx and UPS are fakes

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/shipping-notification-scam/736963/

 

What Kind of Screen Protector Should I Get for My Phone?

Flagship smartphones, from the iPhone 11 to Galaxy S20, have beautiful displays. Should you cover them up with a screen protector? We break it down and explain the difference between PET, TPU, tempered glass, and nano liquid.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/what-kind-of-screen-protector-should-i-get-for-my-phone

 

Here are all the new features expected to come to your Apple Watch later this year

https://www.yahoo.com/news/features-expected-come-apple-watch-113000886.html

 

Microsoft begins beta testing iPadOS multi-window support for Word and PowerPoint

https://9to5mac.com/2020/04/29/microsoft-word-powerpoint-ipad-multi-window/

 

12 Reasons Why Linux Is Better Than Windows 10

It might be the right time to switch

https://www.lifewire.com/windows-vs-linux-mint-2200609

 

Coronavirus outbreak: What are the privacy risks behind ‘contact tracing’ apps?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmbOxY7yBL0&t=17s

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Zoom Delivers More Security With Software Update

Zoom is delivering on its promise to add more security to its video conferencing app, enabling investors to breathe a sigh of relief.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/04/28/zoom-delivers-more-security-with-software-update.aspx?source=eptyholnk0000202&yptr=yahoo

 

Google makes Meet free for all users, sending Zoom shares down 7%

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/google-makes-meet-free-for-all-users-sending-zoom-shares-down-7-2020-04-29?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

 

How to Use Windows 10's Narrator to Read Your Screen Aloud

Windows Narrator is a screen reader and text-to-speak tool that allows you to hear text and screen elements read aloud. Here's how to use and customize this accessibility feature.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/how-to-use-windows-10s-narrator-to-read-your-screen-aloud

 

The next Apple Watch is expected to finally get one major feature it's been missing that Fitbit has offered for years. Here's everything we know so far.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/next-apple-watch-expected-finally-173000728.html

 

Samsung is reportedly working on a phone with a pop-up camera

It may go where OnePlus and others have gone before.

https://www.engadget.com/samsung-phone-with-pop-up-camera-170502010.html

 

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

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

 

Amid coronavirus unemployment, these companies are hiring by the thousands

If you're out of work, check out this huge list of companies that are hiring right now.

https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/amid-coronavirus-unemployment-these-companies-are-hiring-by-the-thousands/

 

Spotify’s subscribers, usage surge amid coronavirus outbreak

  - Spotify Technology reported a 22% jump in first-quarter revenue.

  - The music streaming company beat analysts’ expectations to reach 130 million paid subscribers for its premium service.

  - Premium subscribers rose 31% from a year earlier. Analysts on average were expecting Spotify to have 128.6 million paid subscribers.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/29/spotify-spot-earnings-q1-2020.html

 

How to Clean a Computer Keyboard

Let's disinfect that mouse, as well

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-clean-a-computer-keyboard-4842327

 

How to protect your Nintendo account from hackers with two-step verification (2SV)

https://www.grahamcluley.com/how-to-protect-nintendo-account-hackers-2sv/

 

Bored at Home? 5 Fun Ways to Kill Boredom and Enjoy Yourself Indoors

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fun-ways-kill-boredom-enjoy-indoors/

 

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

 

WhatsApp Claims Fake News Success

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10747/whatsapp-claims-fake-news-success

 

Android Phone Makers Improve Patching Practices

https://www.securityweek.com/android-phone-makers-improve-patching-practices

 

I Tried Windows 10 Version 2004 RTM and Here’s What I Found

Microsoft is very close to completing the work on another major Windows 10 feature update, as the final build of version 2004, also known as May 2020 Update, has recently been shipped to users enrolled in the Release Preview ring of the Windows Insider program.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/i-tried-windows-10-version-2004-rtm-here-s-what-i-found-529797.shtml

 

What is Zoom and how to download it on your Mac

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

 

Deputies Serve Warrant at Florida Home with ‘Come Back with a Warrant’ Doormat

A welcome mat at the front door of a Florida home read “come back with a warrant” — and that’s just what deputies did before finding drugs and drug paraphernalia inside.

https://www.snopes.com/ap/2020/04/27/deputies-serve-warrant-at-florida-home-with-come-back-with-a-warrant-doormat/

 

Controlling an Air Conditioner Might Be the Least Exciting Game Boy Game Ever Created

https://gizmodo.com/controlling-an-air-conditioner-might-be-the-least-excit-1843137600

 

Blink Mini review: Amazon jumps into the budget security camera fray

The latest Blink takes on cheap, compact security cameras like the Wyze Cam.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3539948/blink-mini-review.html

 

You will pay for that one way or another.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/caveat/26/notes

 

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/

 

Google Meet Video Chats Now Free for Everyone

Previously restricted to business and education users, Google Meet will now offer secure video chats to everyone as long as they have a Google account.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-decides-to-make-meet-video-chats-free-for-everyone

 

Zoom is so popular in Silicon Valley, even a Google executive's child reportedly prefers it over Google's software

https://www.yahoo.com/news/zoom-popular-silicon-valley-even-163022609.html

 

Multiple antivirus apps are vulnerable to common security flaws

At least 28 apps were exposed until recent fixes.

https://www.engadget.com/antivirus-symlink-race-security-flaw-002124940.html

 

Everything GitHub Users Are Getting for Free Right Now

https://lifehacker.com/everything-github-users-are-getting-for-free-right-now-1842885119

 

How to fight depression and anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic

How to keep your spirits up and fears down as the COVID-19 outbreak continues.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-fight-depression-and-anxiety-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

 

European telehealth start-up Kry lands in the US as coronavirus creates spike in demand

  - Sweden’s Kry is rolling out Livi Connect, a free video consultation platform with less features than its main app, in the U.S.

  - The firm is one of several telemedicine start-ups that have witnessed rapid growth thanks to the coronavirus outbreak.

  - Kry’s closest competitor, U.K.-based Babylon, also has ambitions to expand in the U.S.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/29/coronavirus-european-health-tech-startup-kry-launches-app-in-the-us.html

 

How to Run a Google Security Checkup

Give your Google security settings a onceover

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-run-a-google-security-checkup-4842582

 

A GIF Image Could Have Let Hackers Hijack Microsoft Teams at Your Firm

https://businessinsights.bitdefender.com/a-gif-image-could-have-let-hackers-hijack-microsoft-teams-at-your-firm

 

100% Disk Usage in Windows 10 Fixed With 15 Tricks

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-tips-fix-100-disk-usage-improve-windows-performance/

 

Cumulative Update bugs spur Microsoft to call for help. Where’s the telemetry when we need it?

The recent round of complaints about bugs in KB 4549951, this month’s Win10 version 1903 and 1909 cumulative update, have prompted a request from Microsoft to sound off. That’s great. But you have to wonder why we’re sending Microsoft all of this telemetry when it can’t pinpoint straightforward patterns.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3540435/cumulative-update-bugs-spur-microsoft-to-call-for-help-wheres-the-telemetry-when-we-need-it.html

 

Major Antivirus Flaw Deletes Files, Corrupts Windows

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10748/major-antivirus-flaw-deletes-files-corrupts-windows

 

Google Researchers Find Multiple Vulnerabilities in Apple's ImageIO Framework

https://www.securityweek.com/google-researchers-find-multiple-vulnerabilities-apples-imageio-framework

 

Microsoft’s AirPods Killer Launch Date Revealed

Microsoft is getting ready to finally launch the Surface Earbuds, with a new report claiming that the debut is projected to happen in some two weeks.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-s-airpods-killer-launch-date-revealed-529806.shtml

 

How to use Chromecast to stream from your Mac

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

 

As Fewer People Fly, Rate of Guns Found in Bags by TSA Jumps

With far fewer people flying because of travel restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic, airport security screeners are naturally finding fewer guns in carry-on baggage. But the ratio of guns to passengers seeking to board airplanes has jumped sharply.

https://www.snopes.com/ap/2020/04/27/as-fewer-people-fly-rate-of-guns-found-in-bags-by-tsa-jumps/

 

Comcast, T-Mobile, and AT&T Will Wait a Little Longer for Their Money If They Have To

https://gizmodo.com/comcast-t-mobile-and-at-t-will-wait-a-little-longer-f-1843131901

 

6 things to know before buying your first robot vacuum

Robot vacuums are tops when it comes to keeping your floors clean, but they need more help than you might think.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3540032/what-you-should-know-before-buying-a-robot-vacuum.html

 

Bluetooth security. Data compromise. Privacy invasion goes kinetic.

https://thecyberwire.com/newsletters/privacy-briefing/2/82

 

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

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

 

AT&T, Comcast, T-Mobile, Verizon Extend Customer Support During COVID-19

All four firms will continue lending a hand through June 30.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/att-comcast-t-mobile-verizon-extend-customer-support-during-covid-19

 

Microsoft Teams fixes funny Gifs cyber-attack flaw

https://www.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-teams-fixes-funny-gifs-073153975.html

 

Sonarworks brings its SoundID audio customization to Mac and Windows

Create a sound profile based on your hearing, your preferences and your headphones.

https://www.engadget.com/sonarworks-soundid-listen-personalized-audio-app-mac-pc-130040080.html

 

Don't Count on Getting a Refund From Ticketmaster for a Postponed Show

https://lifehacker.com/dont-count-on-getting-a-refund-from-ticketmaster-for-a-1842886643

 

Nintendo Switch Lite is in stock at Amazon, Best Buy and Target: Get it while you can

Just updated: Here's where you can find the $200 portable version of Nintendo's hot gaming console.

https://www.cnet.com/news/nintendo-switch-lite-is-in-stock-at-amazon-best-buy-and-target-get-it-while-you-can/

 

Dr. Anthony Fauci says Gilead’s remdesivir will set a new ‘standard of care’ for coronavirus treatment

  - White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wednesday that data from a coronavirus drug trial testing Gilead Sciences’ antiviral drug remdesivir showed “quite good news” and sets a new standard of care for Covid-19 patients.

  - Fauci said the median time of recovery for patients taking the drug was 11 days, compared with 15 days in the placebo group. 

  - The results suggested a survival benefit, with a mortality rate of 8% for the group receiving remdesivir versus 11.6% for the placebo group, according to a statement from the National Institutes of Health released later Wednesday.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/29/dr-anthony-fauci-says-data-from-remdesivir-coronavirus-drug-trial-shows-quite-good-news.html

 

WhatsApp Doubles Number of Video Chat Participants

It's still end-to-end encrypted, too

https://www.lifewire.com/whatsapp-doubles-number-of-video-chat-participants-4843453

 

Hackers’ malicious script skimmed credit card details off Robert Dyas website

Stolen payment card data included CVV security codes.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/hackers-robert-dyas/

 

5 Helpful Tools to Find Movies & TV Shows to Watch on Netflix

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/sites-apps-find-movies-tv-shows-netflix/

 

How to use Windows 10’s Quick Assist app for remote PC support

A remote access tool that's built into Windows 10 makes it easy to help a colleague, friend or family member with their PC.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3124640/support-family-and-friends-with-windows-10-s-new-quick-assist-app.html

 

Would You Have Fallen for This Phone Scam?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/04/would-you-have-fallen-for-this-phone-scam/

 

Convict in LA Times Hack Again Accused of Attacking Media

https://www.securityweek.com/convict-la-times-hack-again-accused-attacking-media

 

How Windows 10 Version 2004 Handles Account Pictures

Windows 10 version 2004, or the May 2020 Update, is just around the corner, with the first wave of production devices projected to get it in the coming weeks.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-windows-10-version-2004-handles-account-pictures-529824.shtml

 

How to download YouTube videos to your Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/download-youtube-videos-to-mac

 

A Collection of Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior

Snopes investigates the coordinated efforts of trolls, scams, and campaigns that aren't quite what they seem.

https://www.snopes.com/collections/coordinated-inauthentic-behavior/

 

How the $400 iPhone SE's Camera Stacks Up Against Apple's Priciest Phone

https://gizmodo.com/the-iphone-se-versus-the-iphone-11-pros-camera-1843109184

 

Save $50 on the 3rd-gen Nest Learning Thermostat today

Nest's fanciest thermostat in on sale at Amazon for $199—down from a $249 list price, and the best price it's been since Black Friday.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3540754/save-50-on-the-3rd-gen-nest-learning-thermostat-today.html

 

Hacking research, contact tracing, and disinformation's toll.

https://thecyberwire.com/stories/5d52d015a0d94d808ae70797bde0bd0a/hacking-research-contact-tracing-and-disinformations-toll

 

Out of work? 40 companies hiring work from home jobs

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

 

AMC Cinemas Will No Longer Show Universal Pictures Movies

The world's largest theater chain lashed out when NBCUniversal said future flicks will be released simultaneously in theaters and digitally as premium video on demand.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/amc-cinemas-will-no-longer-show-universal-pictures-movies

 

if you're making a mask at home use a combination of two fabrics for better protection says study

https://www.yahoo.com/news/youre-making-mask-home-combination-two-fabrics-better-100933105.html

 

Fairphone 3 can now be bought with a ‘de-googled’ OS

It'll run the privacy-focused, open-source /e/OS.

https://www.engadget.com/fairphone-3-e-os-privacy-phone-110033402.html

 

Install the Latest Windows 10 Patch to Block Two Serious Vulnerabilities

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

 

The best meditation apps for reducing stress

Whether you have half an hour or 2 minutes, these meditation apps can help you relax, feel less anxious and sleep better.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/best-meditation-app-for-2020/

 

Coronavirus testing chief says ‘no way on Earth’ US can test 5 million a day, despite what Trump says

  - There’s “no way on Earth” the U.S. can run 5 million coronavirus tests per day, the top testing official said in an interview Tuesday morning.

  - President Donald Trump said later Tuesday that the U.S. will “very soon” run 5 million tests per day.

  - On Wednesday, Trump denied he said the U.S. would get to 5 million tests a day, while also saying he does think the country will reach that milestone.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/29/coronavirus-testing-chief-says-no-way-on-earth-us-can-test-5-million-a-day.html

 

How Apple's Calendar and Contacts Apps Can Make You More Productive

Knowledge is productivity power

https://www.lifewire.com/ios-calendar-and-contacts-productivity-tips-4141071

 

Called to an urgent Zoom meeting with HR? It might be a phishing attack

https://www.grahamcluley.com/urgent-zoom-meeting-hr-phishing/

 

10 Safari Settings You Should Tweak for Better Browsing on Mac

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/safari-settings-better-browsing-experience/

 

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

 

Unproven Coronavirus Therapy Proves Cash Cow for Shadow Pharmacies

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

 

Adobe Patches 22 Vulnerabilities in Bridge, Illustrator

https://www.securityweek.com/adobe-patches-22-vulnerabilities-bridge-illustrator

 

How to Use Microsoft Edge’s QR Code Generator

Since it’s based on the Chromium engine, the same one that powers Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge often receives the same functionality as Google’s app.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-to-use-microsoft-edge-s-qr-code-generator-529813.shtml

 

How to use Console on macOS

https://macpaw.com/how-to/use-mac-console-app

 

Did Nobel Laureate Tasuku Honjo Say COVID-19 Was ‘Man-Made’?

Unlike new viruses, quotes can be manufactured with ease.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/nobel-laureate-tasuku-honjo-covid/

 

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

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

 

Sonarworks’s SoundID Listen software aims to wring better sound out of your headphones

The just-released software for Windows and Mac customizes and (hopefully) improves the audio your headphones deliver, based on a personalized profile.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3540301/sonarworks-soundid-listen.html

 

Zero days, botnets, and bogus apps.

https://thecyberwire.com/newsletters/research-briefing/2/17

 

Use your Android phone to cast to your TV

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/screen-mirroring-tips-for-android/582221/

 

Could Now Be the Best Time to Upgrade Your Phone?

Production delays for smartphones could give you some time to think about what's motivating your purchase.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/could-now-be-the-best-time-to-upgrade-your-phone

 

Army Says It Has Found the Best Fabric for DIY Face Masks 

https://www.yahoo.com/news/army-says-found-best-fabric-190656837.html

 

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

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

 

The best internet radio stations: Streaming tips and our top station picks

We'll show you how to find all the music you love, no matter what genre floats your boat.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3540728/best-internet-radio-stations.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

 

Lockdown Freebies: Movies, TV, and Games (Tech News 22nd April 2020)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaC-oC8IiMU&t=257s

 

Maze Ransomware – What You Need to Know

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

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This streaming service lets you watch live TV for free every night — no cable account required

Entertainment Weekly

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/streaming-lets-watch-live-tv-004725005.html

 

Microsoft Releases Emergency Update for Windows 10 App, Microsoft Office

Microsoft has released an emergency security update to resolve multiple vulnerabilities impacting Microsoft Office and Windows 10 app Paint 3D.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-releases-emergency-update-for-windows-10-app-microsoft-office-529800.shtml

 

How to Use a Digital Camera as a Webcam

https://www.howtogeek.com/669410/how-to-use-a-digital-camera-as-a-webcam/

 

How to add the Zoom Gallery feature to Google Meet using Grid View extension

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-add-the-zoom-gallery-feature-to-google-meet-using-grid-view-extension

 

Microsoft Word supports Sentence-Level writing suggestions now

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/21/microsoft-word-supports-sentence-level-writing-suggestions-now/

 

Skype vs. Zoom: Which Will Serve You Best in Lockdown

https://www.maketecheasier.com/skype-vs-zoom/

 

Sophos victimized by a zero-day in its XG Firewall product

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/sophos-victimized-by-a-zero-day-in-its-xg-firewall-product/

 

Charging a MacBook on the Wrong Side Can Significantly Lower Its Performance

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/309802-charging-a-macbook-on-the-wrong-side-can-significantly-lower-its-performance

 

How to Change your Lock Screen Background in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5016-change-lock-screen-background-windows-10-a.html

 

11 ways to be a consummate professional during Zoom and Microsoft Teams meetings

When you're on a video teleconference, there are certain things you want to avoid doing if you want to look professional, even when working from home.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/11-ways-to-be-a-consummate-professional-during-zoom-and-microsoft-teams-meetings/

 

Get Jabra's fantastic, AirPod-rivaling Elite 65t earbuds refurbished for $50—a whopping $70 off

The Jabra Online Store via Newegg is selling a refurbished pair of Jabra Elite 65t for $70 off the price for a new pair.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3540491/get-jabras-fantastic-airpod-rivaling-elite-65t-earbuds-refurbished-for-50a-whopping-70-off.html

 

How to use iCloud to cope with a Mac that’s low on storage

Before you try to migrate your data, you need to make changes and potentially change subscriptions.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3538835/how-to-use-icloud-to-cope-with-a-mac-thats-low-on-storage.html

 

AMD Ryzen 3 3300X beats Intel Core i7-7700K in Geekbench

AMD recently announced the new 4C/8T Ryzen 3 processors. Although the CPUs haven’t launched yet, the first benchmarks for the Ryzen 3 3000 series have started to pop up, and they seem to pack quite a punch when considering the expected price of $99 and $120 for the 3100 and 3300X, respectively.

https://www.kitguru.net/components/cpu/joao-silva/amd-ryzen-3-3300x-beats-intel-core-i7-7700k-in-geekbench/

 

NASA developed a high-pressure coronavirus ventilator in 37 days

  - Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory built a ventilator for coronavirus patients in just 37 days.

  - The ventilator, nicknamed VITAL, can be produced at scale more rapidly than traditional ventilators and could help boost the supply of life-saving hardware in areas hardest hit by the pandemic.

https://bgr.com/2020/04/27/nasa-ventilator-coronavirus-covid-19-health/

 

Haptic Touch doesn't work for notifications on the iPhone SE

It's an inconvenience for frequent texters.

https://www.engadget.com/no-haptic-touch-notifications-on-iphone-se-002709536.html

 

7 tricks for extending the battery life of your laptop

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

 

How to Tell if You Need a New iPhone Battery

If Apple's iOS is purposefully slowing down your phone, a battery upgrade may help. But don't make that expensive step without checking for forced 'performance management' first.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-tell-if-you-need-a-new-iphone-battery

 

Windows 10 Version 2004 Fixes One Long-Time Windows Bug

Windows 10 version 2004 is just around the corner, and while the changelog includes so many new features, the new feature update obviously comes with lots of other improvements under the hood.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-version-2004-fixes-one-long-time-windows-bug-529820.shtml

 

Why I Still Use a 34-Year-Old IBM Model M Keyboard

https://www.howtogeek.com/661430/why-i-still-use-a-34-year-old-ibm-model-m-keyboard/

 

Change default Shutdown options in Alt+F4 Dialog box in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/change-default-shutdown-options-in-altf4-dialog-box

 

SlickRun is a keyword based launcher that lets you quickly open any file, program or URL

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/21/slickrun-is-a-keyword-based-launcher-that-lets-you-quickly-open-any-file-program-or-url/

 

How to Block Unwanted Text Messages on Your iPhone, iPad and Mac

https://www.maketecheasier.com/block-unwanted-text-messages-iphone-ipad-mac/

 

Cyberattack strikes down Colorado’s Parkview Medical Center

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cyberattack/cyberattack-strikes-down-colorados-parkview-medical-center/

 

Intel Announces Tiger Lake Coming Mid-Year, 10nm Ramp Accelerating

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/309760-intel-announces-tiger-lake-coming-mid-year-10nm-ramp-accelerating

 

How to Directly Clean Install Windows 10 without having to Upgrade First

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/23354-clean-install-windows-10-directly-without-having-upgrade-first.html

 

The vast majority of remote workers think it's too soon to return to the office

86% of people working from home in the US, Canada, and the UK don't think it's time to head back, according to a new survey.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-vast-majority-of-remote-workers-think-its-too-soon-to-return-to-the-office/

 

5 apps to prepare you for any emergency

Turn your phone into a life saver before the next natural disaster or pandemic hits.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3537459/5-apps-to-prepare-you-for-any-emergency.html

 

Logitech Pebble i345 wireless mouse review: An extremely portable iPad-friendly mouse

The Pebble i345 may merely be a variation on last year’s M350, but it’s still a great match for Apple’s tablet.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3540249/logitech-pebble-i345-wireless-mouse-review.html

 

160,000 Nintendo game accounts may have been hacked

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/04/25/business/tech/160000-nintendo-game-accounts-hacked/

 

First known coronavirus victim’s heart ‘burst’ due to the infection

The first known coronavirus death in the US happened on February 6th, much earlier than initially believed.

An autopsy report for the 57-year-old woman has revealed that her heart “burst” as a result of the infection.

The patient was in otherwise good health, but she had reported flu-like symptoms in the days before her death.

https://bgr.com/2020/04/27/coronavirus-stats-usa-first-death-happened-because-of-a-burst-heart/

 

Comcast and Verizon extend no-disconnect pledge through June 30th

The move could help kids finish the school year online.

https://www.engadget.com/comcast-verizon-no-disconnects-through-june-30-211911017.html

 

Easily create your own Amazon Alexa skills in minutes

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

 

What to Do if Windows Can't Connect to Your Printer

Adding a networked printer to your PC is usually a cinch, but what if Windows just won't play nice with it, or can't find it at all? See a few quick solutions.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/what-to-do-if-windows-cannot-connect-to-the-printer

 

Dark Is Cool but Windows 10’s Light Theme Is So Much Better

Windows 10 is an operating system that’s constantly evolving, but many envision an even more dramatic visual overhaul in the long term, with some ideas pushing it really close to Apple’s design language that’s currently used in macOS.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/dark-is-cool-but-windows-10-s-light-theme-is-so-much-better-529823.shtml

 

How to Mute Everyone on a Zoom Call

https://www.howtogeek.com/669789/how-to-mute-everyone-on-a-zoom-call/

 

Windows 10 Tips and Tricks

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-tips-and-tricks

 

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/

 

4 of the Best Portable Monitors You Should Get

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-portable-monitors/

 

Cybersecurity snubbed in stimulus package

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybersecurity-snubbed-in-stimulus-package/

 

Western Digital Comes Clean, Shares Which Hard Drives Use SMR

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/309730-western-digital-comes-clean-shares-which-hard-drives-use-smr

 

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

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/71414-allow-deny-os-apps-access-camera-windows-10-a.html

 

Video meetings are awful. Try these five tips to make them better for everyone

Google has dug into the science behind remote working to provide some insights that can bring the human touch to video-based meetings.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/video-meetings-are-awful-try-these-five-tips-to-make-them-better-for-everyone/

 

Done with That Library Ebook? Here’s Why You Should Return It Early

https://www.lifesavvy.com/25183/done-with-that-library-ebook-heres-why-you-should-return-it-early/

 

What the Mac and iPad can learn from each other

Apple’s platforms are colliding. And they should hurry up and get to it.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3540268/what-the-mac-and-ipad-can-learn-from-each-other.html

 

The ultimate guide for installing the Google Play Store on Amazon Fire tablets

https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/04/25/install-play-store-amazon-fire-tablet/

 

WhatsApp says sharing limits help stop the spread of fake news

https://bgr.com/2020/04/27/whatsapp-forward-messages-limit-fake-news-coronavirus/

 

Save up to $300 on 2018 iPad Pro models at B&H

The retailer has discounted both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch models.

https://www.engadget.com/apple-2018-ipad-pro-sale-bh-195836706.html

 

Use your smartwatch to stay safe from coronavirus germs

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/smartwatch-helps-avoid-coronavirus-germs/735628/

 

10 Ways to Tweak Your Windows 10 Taskbar

The Windows 10 taskbar houses frequently used apps as well as those that are currently in use, but it includes a few handy customization options to help improve your workflow.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/7-ways-to-tweak-your-windows-10-taskbar

 

How to Enable Custom Backgrounds in Skype Video Calls

Microsoft has added a new cool feature in Skype that allows users to add a custom background in a video call, technically hiding what’s behind them in a way that’s more fun and entertaining.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-to-enable-a-custom-background-in-a-skype-video-call-529805.shtml

 

Every Microsoft Teams Keyboard Shortcut and How to Use Them

https://www.howtogeek.com/669496/every-microsoft-teams-keyboard-shortcut-and-how-to-use-them/

 

Fix Microsoft Teams Call Queues not working

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-teams-call-queues-not-working

 

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/

 

How to Take and Annotate Screenshots with Ksnip in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/take-annotate-screenshots-with-ksnip-linux/

 

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/

 

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

 

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

 

One billion certificates later, Let's Encrypt's crazy dream to secure the web is coming true

Commentary: Let's Encrypt cofounder Josh Aas is quick to deflect praise, but each of us has a great deal to thank him for, as 85% of page loads are now secured.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/one-billion-certificates-later-lets-encrypts-crazy-dream-to-secure-the-web-is-coming-true/

 

5 Ambient Soundtracks to Fill Your Home with Pleasant Sounds

https://www.lifesavvy.com/24636/5-ambient-soundtracks-to-fill-your-home-with-pleasant-sounds/

 

Apple’s first ARM Mac could arrive in 2021 and could be surprisingly fast

Apple is reportedly working to support Intel-based apps, too.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3540030/apples-first-arm-mac-could-arrive-in-2021-could-be-surprisingly-fast.html

 

Zoom’s Good Week Ends on Sour Note After Facebook Crashes Party

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-25/zoom-s-good-week-ends-on-sour-note-after-facebook-crashes-party

 

10 deep discounts on Amazon devices

  - Amazon is offering nearly a dozen different deals on products that span all of the company’s top-selling Amazon device categories.

  - From the Fire TV Stick 4K at its lowest price ever to a crazy Fire HD 8 Tablet deal you have to see to believe, there’s something for everyone in this big Amazon sale.

  - You can also pick up a wildly popular Echo Dot for a few dollars more than it cost on Black Friday, and you can save 20% when you buy two Kindle devices.

https://bgr.com/2020/04/27/best-amazon-deals-today-on-amazon-devices/

 

Microsoft’s chief environmental officer on why we need a Planetary Computer

It's an ambitious attempt to track Earth's ecosystems in real-time.

https://www.engadget.com/lucas-joppa-planetary-computer-interview-180030143.html

 

5 essential Mac security settings you should enable now

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

 

Tips and Tricks Inside Microsoft's Edge Browser

The new Chromium version of Micosoft's browser offers some enhancements over its predecessor. These are the features worth trying out in Edge’s latest flavor.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/tips-and-tricks-inside-microsofts-edge-browser

 

Opera’s “Workspaces” Is a Feature Every Browser Should Have

Opera doesn’t have the huge market share of Google Chrome and it’s not bundled with the world’s most popular desktop operating system like Microsoft Edge, but it’s still one of the best choices out there when it comes to a feature-packed browser.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/opera-s-workspaces-is-a-feature-every-browser-should-have-529804.shtml

 

How To Speed Up a Slow Website

https://www.cloudsavvyit.com/961/how-to-speed-up-a-slow-website/

 

How to Set the Default Calendar for New Appointments on iPhone and iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/667526/how-to-set-the-default-calendar-for-new-appointments-on-iphone-and-ipad/

 

Ventoy: create bootable USB media that uses ISO images

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/20/ventoy-create-bootable-usb-media-that-uses-iso-images/

 

Showdown looms between Silicon Valley, U.S. states over contact tracing apps

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-apps/showdown-looms-between-silicon-valley-u-s-states-over-contact-tracing-apps-idUSKCN22702F

 

Is There Unclaimed Money Waiting For You?

https://askbobrankin.com/is_there_unclaimed_money_waiting_for_you.html

 

Ring Stick Up Cam Battery review: Inexpensive and reliable wireless video surveillance, indoors and out

If you’ve gone all in with Ring for home security, adding this camera is a no-brainer.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3540432/ring-stick-up-cam-battery-review.html

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10 Zoom tricks you wish you knew before now

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/clever-zoom-tricks/736046/

 

Zoom just got one of its best features yet: How to use it

Real-time transcription takes Zoom meetings to the next level

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/zoom-just-got-a-killer-feature-to-beat-every-video-call-app

 

NSA: Hackers exploit these vulnerabilities to deploy backdoors

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/nsa-hackers-exploit-these-vulnerabilities-to-deploy-backdoors/

 

How to create free Zoom 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/

 

Decrypted: Space hacking, iPhone vulnerability, Zoom’s security boom

https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/26/decrypted-satellite-hack-iphone-flaw-zoom/

 

This crazy deal scores you a new iPhone SE and Mint Mobile service for $30 a month

https://www.windowscentral.com/crazy-deal-scores-you-new-iphone-se-and-mint-mobile-service-30-month

 

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

 

NBCUniversal launches a unified shopping cart for ads across television and digital properties

  - The effort comes just a week after NBCU announced an early preview of its Peacock streaming service.

  - The Checkout product will work with ShoppableTV ads on NBCU programming, among other assets.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/23/nbcuniversal-launches-checkout-for-ads-across-tv-digital-properties.html

 

UN looks for answers as global networks see demand spikes of 800%

Governments, telecoms, and tech leaders around the world are grappling with how to handle a surge in demand for internet access.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/un-looks-for-answers-as-global-networks-see-demand-spikes-of-800/

 

Aomei Backupper Standard 4 review: A versatile free backup program

Backupper is powerful and free, though its folder backups are a bit slow.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3203247/aomei-backupper-standard-4-review.html

 

The Best Free & Cheap Podcast Hosting Sites [April 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-free-cheap-podcast-hosting/

 

Microsoft is looking into issues of Windows 10 KB4549951

https://www.windowslatest.com/2020/04/25/microsoft-comments-on-windows-10-kb4549951-issues/

 

Wi-Fi is getting its biggest upgrade in 20 years

6GHz Wi-Fi is coming soon

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/23/21231623/6ghz-wifi-6e-explained-speed-availability-fcc-approval

 

iPhone SE teardown reveals some pleasant surprises

The iPhone SE is compatible with some older iPhone 8 parts, which should make repairs easier

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-se-teardown-reveals-some-pleasant-surprises

 

Apple Downplays Threat Posed by Newly Disclosed Zero-Days in iOS

Bugs don't pose an immediate threat, and there is no evidence they were exploited, as ZecOps claimed earlier this week, Apple says.

https://www.darkreading.com/mobile/apple-downplays-threat-posed-by-newly-disclosed-zero-days-in-ios/d/d-id/1337647

 

Travel the world from your living room on this amazing site

https://www.komando.com/travel-how-tos/travel-the-world-from-home/736049/

 

How to Stop Smart TVs From Snooping on You

Your internet-connected smart TV can invade your privacy. Here’s what the FBI and two top security experts recommend you do to protect yourself.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-stop-smart-tvs-from-snooping-on-you

 

Creative Skype phishing campaign uses Google's .app gTLD

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/creative-skype-phishing-campaign-uses-googles-app-gtld/

 

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/

 

‘Deficiencies’ that broke FCC commenting system in net neutrality fight detailed by GAO

https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/24/deficiencies-that-broke-fcc-commenting-system-in-net-neutrality-fight-detailed-by-gao/

 

Wi-Fi 6E FAQ: What this huge upgrade to Wi-Fi means for you

https://www.windowscentral.com/wi-fi-6e-faq-what-biggest-upgrade-wi-fi-decade-means-you

 

Ubuntu 20.04 adds VPN and support for a key Windows 10 feature

Latest Ubuntu release includes WireGuard and exFAT support

https://www.techradar.com/news/ubuntu-2004-adds-vpn-and-support-for-a-key-windows-10-feature

 

These high-risk Americans expect to shelter in place for a year or longer to avoid Covid-19

  - Some people might be planning to resume their lives once states relax shelter-in-place orders. 

  - But not everyone will, particularly those who are likely to get sicker than others if they contract the virus. 

  - These Americans, who have diseases ranging from Type 1 diabetes to Duchenne muscular dystrophy, say they are planning to stay home for a year or longer.  

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/22/shelter-in-place-for-a-year-to-avoid-coronavirus-some-say-yes.html

 

Why companies should cover the cost of office supplies for remote workers

Only 53% of organizations cover the cost of laptops, chairs, and monitors, but employees want and need that support, Procurify found.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-companies-should-cover-the-cost-of-office-supplies-for-remote-workers/

 

The best free backup software and services: Reviews and buying advice for protecting your data

Most free backup products are competent, if in some way limited.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3235812/the-best-free-backup-software-and-services.html

 

How To Extend Your Desktop With Chromecast

https://www.techjunkie.com/extend-desktop-chromecast/

 

Looking for Microsoft Teams background images? Try these

https://www.onmsft.com/news/looking-for-microsoft-teams-background-images-try-these

 

MARK ZUCKERBERG ON HOW VIDEO CHAT NEEDS TO EVOLVE FOR THE PANDEMIC

Facebook’s CEO on building Rooms now, virtual reality later, and the massive acceleration in virtual connections

https://www.theverge.com/facebook/2020/4/24/21234538/mark-zuckerberg-interview-video-chat-messenger-rooms-video-evolve

 

The new iPhone SE is the perfect phone — for my parents

The iPhone SE 2020 is the best iPhone to recommend to most people

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-se-2020-parent-phone

 

Cybercrime Group Steals $1.3M from Banks

A look at how the so-called Florentine Banker Group lurked for two months in a sophisticated business email compromise attack on Israeli and UK financial companies.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/cybercrime-group-steals-$13m-from-banks-/d/d-id/1337646

 

Protect yourself from the biggest online security threat – ransomware

https://www.komando.com/privacy/ransomware-increase-data-backup/736398/

 

The Best Tablet Keyboards

To get real work done on your tablet, a keyboard is a must. Here are the best keyboards and keyboard cases for iPad, Microsoft Surface, Amazon Fire, and Android devices.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/the-best-tablet-keyboards

 

Malwarebytes releases new VPN service for Windows

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/malwarebytes-releases-new-vpn-service-for-windows/

 

How to disable Action Center flyout on Windows 10

Can't find a good use for the Action Center? Here's is how you can remove it from the Windows 10 taskbar.

https://pureinfotech.com/disable-action-center-windows-10/

 

Coronavirus could push consumers away from influencers and toward streaming TV

https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/24/coronavirus-could-push-consumers-away-from-influencers-and-toward-streaming-tv/

 

Latest Windows 10 cumulative update slows systems, breaks connectivity, and can delete files

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi issues are among the problems with the latest cumulative update for Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/latest-windows-10-cumulative-update-slowing-systems-and-breaking-connectivity-some-pcs

 

Best laptop 2020: our pick of the 15 best laptops you can buy this year

Our picks of the latest models from the top brands to help you find the best laptop for your needs

https://www.techradar.com/news/mobile-computing/laptops/best-laptops-1304361

 

56 Excel tips every user should master

Whether you are a Microsoft Excel beginner or an advanced user, you'll benefit from these step-by-step tutorials.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/excel-tips-every-user-should-master/

 

One Cute Little iOS Trick Has Transformed How I Use My iPhone

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidphelan/2020/04/25/one-cute-little-ios-trick-has-transformed-how-i-use-my-iphone/

 

How to improve your writing using Editor for the online version of Word, Chrome, or Edge

Note that you'll need a Microsoft 365 (formerly called Office 365) subscription to use it.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3539020/how-to-improve-your-writing-using-editor-for-the-online-version-of-word.html

 

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

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

 

Facebook brings back a discontinued feature to help users connect with their communities

https://www.phonearena.com/news/Facebook-update-Live-With-feature_id124138

 

Messenger Rooms are Facebook’s answer to Zoom and Houseparty for the pandemic

Facebook is greatly expanding its video chat offerings to keep up with rising demand

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/24/21233468/facebook-messenger-rooms-live-instagram-live-igtv-video-chat

 

Hurry! Amazing iPhone SE deal is just $184 right now [UPDATE]

You can save over $200 on the iPhone SE with this amazing deal from Visible

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/hurry-amazing-iphone-se-deal-is-just-dollar184-right-now

 

Sextortion Campaigns Net Cybercriminals Nearly $500K in Five Months

Tracking the cryptocurrency paid by victims finds that, even with a low rate of payout, the scheme netted a cool half million for the various groups involved.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/sextortion-campaigns-net-cybercriminals-nearly-$500k-in-five-months/d/d-id/1337645

 

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

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

 

Tips and Tricks Inside Microsoft's Edge Browser

The new Chromium version of Micosoft's browser offers some enhancements over its predecessor. These are the features worth trying out in Edge’s latest flavor.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/tips-and-tricks-inside-microsofts-edge-browser

 

Microsoft Edge: New feature and improvements coming soon

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-edge-new-feature-and-improvements-coming-soon/

 

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/

 

Apple and Google update joint coronavirus tracing tech to improve user privacy and developer flexibility

https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/24/apple-and-google-update-joint-coronavirus-tracing-tech-to-improve-user-privacy-and-developer-flexibility/

 

Best Upgradeable Laptop in 2020

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-upgradeable-laptop

 

Best free games 2020: the top free games to download on PC

Gaming can be pricey, so we've rounded-up the best free games on PC

https://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/top-40-best-free-games-you-should-play-today-695473

 

Raspberry Pi rivals: This Hardkernel Odroid-C4 could give your Pi a run for its money

With a powerful quad-core CPU and wallet-friendly price point, the Odroid-C4 makes a tempting alternative to the Raspberry Pi 4.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/hardkernel-odroid-c4-this-single-board-computer-could-give-your-raspberry-pi-a-run-for-its-money/

 

Windows 10 Update: Would You Like Deleted Files And Blue Screens With That?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2020/04/25/new-windows-10-update-fail-users-warn-of-bsod-and-deleted-files/

 

AMD's B550 motherboards will bring PCIe 4.0 to the masses, $99 Ryzen 3 CPU in tow

The cutting-edge gets more affordable

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3539431/amds-b550-motherboards-will-bring-pcie-4-0-to-the-masses-99-ryzen-3-cpu-in-tow.html

 

How To Extract Images From A PDF File

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

 

HOW TO INSTALL GOOGLE PHONE APP IN ALL ANDROID SMARTPHONES

https://www.gizchina.com/2020/04/24/how-to-install-google-phone-app-in-all-android-smartphones/

 

The iPhone SE just put every cheap Android phone on notice — here's why

The iPhone SE is nearly a flagship phone, and Android just can't compete at its price range

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/the-iphone-se-just-put-every-cheap-android-phone-on-notice-heres-why

 

Paay Misconfiguration Leaves Transaction Data Exposed

The New York-based credit-card processor left a server without password protection for approximately three weeks.

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/paay-misconfiguration-leaves-transaction-data-exposed/d/d-id/1337643

 

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

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

 

How to Listen to Audiobooks on an Amazon Echo Device

Ready for story time? Alexa can read you books from Amazon's Kindle service and audiobooks from Audible. Here's how to set it up and start listening.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-listen-to-audiobooks-through-amazon-echo

 

Phishing attacks target US Payroll Protection Program Loans

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/phishing-attacks-target-us-payroll-protection-program-loans/

 

iPhone SE vs iPhone XR: What should you buy?

The iPhone SE and iPhone XR are both excellent phones for those on a budget. Here’s how they stack up

https://www.tomsguide.com/face-off/iphone-se-vs-iphone-xr

 

Verizon lost 84,000 pay TV subscribers in Q1 as consumers continue shift to streaming

The company earlier closed 70 percent of its retail stores

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/24/21234237/verizon-pay-tv-subscribers-over-the-top-streaming

 

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

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