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New MacBook Pro kills the butterfly keyboard once and for all

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/macbook-pro-kills-butterfly-keyboard-192702609.html

 

Why Do Apps Disappear From the App Store and Play Store?

https://www.howtogeek.com/659804/why-do-apps-disappear-from-the-app-store-and-play-store/

 

A rebranded and updated version of CBS All Access will launch this summer

https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/07/a-rebranded-and-updated-version-of-cbs-all-access-will-launch-this-summer/

 

Large scale Snake Ransomware campaign targets healthcare, more

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/large-scale-snake-ransomware-campaign-targets-healthcare-more/

 

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

Keep the tape on your laptop's camera.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3535876/how-to-use-your-android-phone-as-a-webcam-for-video-conferencing-and-virtual-meetings.html

 

How To Get A Temporary Phone Number

https://www.techjunkie.com/temporary-phone-number/

 

The Risk of Searching for a Support Phone Number

There is no support phone number for major free services. So what's up with the phone numbers in search results?

https://askleo.com/risk-searching-support-phone-number/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JeNzPqo90pdfbL

 

Is Your Landline Obsolete?

https://askbobrankin.com/is_your_landline_obsolete.html

 

How to use your DSLR or mirrorless camera as a webcam

Step up your webcam game with these handy tips

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-your-dslr-or-mirrorless-camera-as-a-webcam

 

Election Security in the Age of Social Distancing

Although the controversial option of voting by mobile app is one pressing consideration, cybersecurity experts agree that older issues need to be resolved before November 3.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/election-security-in-the-age-of-social-distancing/b/d-id/1337693

 

Windows 10 May 2020 Update Offers Speed Boost

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10750/windows-10-may-2020-update-offers-speed-boost

 

Office for iPad reportedly picking up mouse support by fall

Mouse and trackpad support was added to iPads in March.

https://www.windowscentral.com/office-ipad-reportedly-picking-mouse-support-fall

 

EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free

A simple and efficient application aimed to offer you the ability of transferring data and applications from one computer to another

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/EaseUS-Todo-PCTrans-Free.shtml

 

SAMSUNG’S GALAXY A51 HAS TWO GOOD THINGS GOING FOR IT: THE SCREEN AND THE PRICE

Samsung’s $399 smartphone gives you what you pay for

https://www.theverge.com/21251569/samsung-galaxy-a51-review-price-screen-camera-battery-life

 

Samsung Galaxy S30 camera leak could be bad news for iPhone 12

Galaxy S30 camera leak reveals massive main sensor and new macro camera

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s30-camera-leak-could-be-bad-news-for-iphone-12

 

How to enable Bluetooth Swift Pair feature on Windows 10

Windows 10 makes it easier to pair Bluetooth devices with Swift Pair, and here's how to use the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-bluetooth-swift-pair-windows-10/

 

Your car is collecting your data – and hackers can get their hands on it

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/hackers-can-steal-data-stored-in-your-car/738134/

 

Office for iPad’s Trackpad Support Expected By This Fall

Microsoft plans to roll out mouse and trackpad support to iPadOS. It just doesn't have an exact release date, and that means Microsoft could take several months to roll out the feature.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/office-for-ipads-trackpad-support-expected-by-this-fall

 

The largest flash drives currently available

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/largest-flash-drives-201531405.html

 

How to Mute Yourself on a Zoom Call

https://www.howtogeek.com/670311/how-to-mute-yourself-on-a-zoom-call/

 

Zoom acquires Keybase to get end-to-end encryption expertise

https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/07/zoom-acquires-keybase-to-get-end-to-end-encryption-expertise/

 

Hackers use website favicon to camouflage credit card skimmer

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-use-website-favicon-to-camouflage-credit-card-skimmer/

 

Microsoft Excel: Why your spreadsheet is so slow

How to deal with "Out of memory," "Not enough system resources," and more.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3222067/microsoft-excel-why-your-spreadsheet-is-so-slow.html

 

How To Make Desktop Icons Smaller In Windows 10

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

 

Should I Take the Flash Update I’ve Been Offered?

Adobe Flash player is dying and should be avoided. I'll explain why, and what you should be cautious of if you still want it.

https://askleo.com/flash-update/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JeNzPqo90pdfbL

 

[CAUTION] Hard Drive Clicking Sound?

https://askbobrankin.com/caution_hard_drive_clicking_sound.html

 

How to factory reset an iPad

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-reset-an-ipad

 

DocuSign Phishing Campaign Uses COVID-19 as Bait

The newly discovered campaign lures victims with a supposed file concerning the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/docusign-phishing-campaign-uses-covid-19-as-bait/d/d-id/1337776

 

Microsoft Drops Dual-Screen Windows

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10752/microsoft-drops-dual-screen-windows

 

Microsoft may have tipped the Windows 10 May 2020 Update release date

We knew the Windows 10 May 2020 Update would arrive in, well, May. However, now we might have a better idea of when in May it'll ship.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-may-have-tipped-windows-10-may-2020-update-release-date

 

Driver Magician Lite

Displays information about installed drivers on your system and provides a simple way to create backups to a custom, user-defined location

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/Driver-Magician-Lite.shtml

 

Google Duo will soon let you make group calls in Chrome

The feature is rolling out in the coming weeks

https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/8/21252128/google-duo-group-calls-chrome-family-mode-masks-filters-android-ios

 

New iPhone iOS 13.5 update could save your life — here's how

Apple iOS 13.5 update allows automatic Medical ID sharing with emergency services

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/new-iphone-ios-135-update-could-save-your-life-heres-how

 

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

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

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

 

5 ways to test your computer’s security

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/test-your-computer-security/401978/

 

5 Things You Didn't Know Your VoIP Softphone Could Do

Voice-over-IP (VoIP) softphones do a lot more than just make calls. Features like team messaging, file sharing, and calendar integration make these apps highly versatile with the potential to help bridge the communications gap during the COVID-19 crisis.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/5-things-you-didnt-know-your-voip-softphone-could-do

 

Firefox anti-spam extension generates disposable email aliases

https://www.yahoo.com/news/firefox-anti-spam-extension-generates-disposable-email-aliases-171300454.html

 

How to Change Slide Size in Powerpoint

https://www.howtogeek.com/668326/how-to-change-slide-size-in-powerpoint/

 

Your iPhone will soon be able to tell 911 about your medical conditions and allergies

https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/06/your-iphone-will-soon-be-able-to-tell-911-about-your-medical-conditions-and-allergies/

 

Critical Citrix ShareFile bugs could give access to private files

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/critical-citrix-sharefile-bugs-could-give-access-to-private-files/

 

Shop carefully: Some Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics cards are much faster than others

Thanks to a last-second VBIOS upgrade, some Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics cards are much faster than others. Here's what you need to know, and how to make sure yours is upgraded.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3516108/amd-radeon-rx-5600-xt-graphics-cards-vbios-confusion.html

 

How To Use Google Voice On Your Computer Desktop

https://www.techjunkie.com/google-voice-desktop/

 

How Can I Delete an Old Account If I Forgot My Email and Password?

If you've lost your password, there are recovery steps. If you've also lost your email address, recovery becomes significantly more difficult.

https://askleo.com/how-can-i-delete-an-old-account-if-i-forgot-my-email-and-password/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JeNzPqo90pdfbL

 

Bored With Netflix? Your Library Has Free Movies Too

https://askbobrankin.com/bored_with_netflix_your_library_has_free_movies_too.html

 

How to change your Snapchat username

Time for an identity refresh

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-change-your-snapchat-username

 

Mac RAT Rides 2FA App Onto Systems

The new macOS remote access Trojan from the Lazarus Group uses a two-factor authentication app as its delivery mechanism.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/mac-rat-rides-2fa-app-onto-systems/d/d-id/1337770

 

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

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

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

 

Surface Audio app arrives on Android, iOS, and Windows 10

The app comes ahead of the launch of Surface Headphones 2 and Surface Earbuds on May 12.

https://www.windowscentral.com/surface-audio-app-arrives-android-ios-and-windows-10

 

Microsoft Safety Scanner

A standalone on-demand computer scanner that performs quick, full, or custom analysis on your computer to detect potential threats

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Microsoft-Safety-Scanner.shtml

 

Office for iPad is getting mouse and trackpad support later this year

Microsoft is already working on latest iPadOS features

https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/8/21251764/microsoft-office-ipad-mouse-trackpad-support-fall-2020-support

 

Zoom is getting its biggest missing feature

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/zoom-is-getting-its-biggest-missing-feature

 

Windows 10 devices can now install Intel’s GPU drivers without restrictions

You can now install generic GPU drivers from Intel on OEM devices running Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-install-intel-gpu-drivers/

 

Windows 10 update breaks critical browser security feature

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/windows-10-update-breaks-critical-security-feature/738076/

 

Google Lens Can Quickly Copy-Paste Handwritten Notes Between Devices

It's now possible to tap to 'copy to computer' and paste the handwritten notes to any device signed-in with Chrome.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-lens-can-quickly-copy-paste-handwritten-notes-between-devices

 

We Might Have Just Found the Next Great Lighting Material

https://www.yahoo.com/news/might-just-found-next-great-131800930.html

 

iPhone SE: How to Find Long-Press Notification Actions

https://www.howtogeek.com/670554/iphone-se-how-to-find-long-press-notification-actions/

 

Pinterest rolls out new board features including notes, dates and section suggestions

https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/06/pinterest-rolls-out-new-board-features-including-notes-dates-and-section-suggestions/

 

Massive campaign targets 900,000 WordPress sites in a week

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/massive-campaign-targets-900-000-wordpress-sites-in-a-week/

 

DisplayPort Alt Mode 2.0 will let laptops connect to 16K displays over USB-C in 2021

While the bandwidth enabled by VESA's DisplayPort Alt Mode 2.0 standard will power multiple 4K displays, you'll need to pay attention to your USB-C cables beginning next year.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3541811/displayport-alt-mode-20-will-let-laptops-connect-to-16k-displays-over-usb-c-in-2021.html

 

5 Ways To Print When You Don’t Have A Printer

https://www.techjunkie.com/5-ways-to-print-when-you-dont-have-a-printer/

 

Can Video Chat Be Intercepted and Recorded?

Video chat is probably not monitored, but there’s no way to prove that. If that's too vague for you, then be careful what you do on your computer.

https://askleo.com/can-video-chat-be-intercepted-and-recorded/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JeNzPqo90pdfbL

 

How to reset an iPhone: our guide to restarting or factory resetting your phone

From a soft iPhone reset to a fresh new start

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-factory-reset-an-iphone

 

Zoom Acquires Keybase, Plans for End-to-End Encrypted Chats

The company's first acquisition to date is part of a 90-day plan to improve security in its video communications platform.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/zoom-acquires-keybase-plans-for-end-to-end-encrypted-chats/d/d-id/1337763

 

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/

 

How to download and install ExpressVPN on Windows

Getting started with our top recommended VPN on Windows is a breeze.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-download-and-install-expressvpn-windows

 

Slimjet

Browse the Internet by visiting your favorite websites or downloading preferred content due to this Chromium-based, feature-packed browser

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

 

Zoom and New York’s attorney general agree on security improvements

And NYC schools can use Zoom again

https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/7/21251075/zoom-new-york-attorney-general-letitia-james-letter-agreement-security-privacy-updates

 

Best iPhone SE 2020 deals in May

Today's best iPhone SE 2020 deals

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/best-iphone-se-2020-deals

 

GOOGLE MEET VIDEO CALLING NOW FREE FOR EVERY GOOGLE USER

Google is making its Meet premium video conferencing free until September 30 due to the high demand of video calling apps.

https://pureinfotech.com/google-meet-video-calling-free/

 

Tech secret: Send secure, self-destructing messages

https://www.komando.com/privacy/send-secure-self-destructing-messages/687303/

 

Most Americans Don't Trust Tech Industry in COVID-19 Contact-Tracing Efforts

The tech industry is about to release contact-tracing tools to help stop the spread of COVID-19, but Americans are wary.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/americans-arent-convinced-contact-tracing-will-stop-spread-of-covid-19

 

Apple is expected to release a new Apple Watch this fall — here are the features we want to see

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-expected-release-apple-watch-163112222.html

 

Things you can make from old, dead laptops

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLP_L7Mgz6M&t=0s

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Google Meet Aims to Head Off Zoom

https://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/86646.html

 

AMD's New $100 Processors Are Magnificent Little Beasts Worth Every Penny

https://gizmodo.com/amds-new-100-processors-are-magnificent-little-beasts-1843249720

 

Wireless mesh networks: Everything you need to know

Mesh fills gaps, improves throughput, and eliminates configuration fuss.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3212444/mesh-network-explained.html

 

The Most Annoying Netflix Problems: Here’s How to Solve Them

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/solve-annoying-netflix-problems/

 

How to Protect Yourself From SIM-Swapping Attacks

https://www.howtogeek.com/668922/how-to-protect-yourself-from-sim-swapping-attacks/

 

What’s an open port?

With one exception, having an open port is not dangerous. But the way that ports work is interesting!

https://askleo.com/whats-an-open-port/

 

Apple’s big developer conference where it announces new iPhone, Mac and iPad software will be online-only beginning June 22

  - Apple said on Tuesday that its annual developer conference, WWDC, will begin on June 22.

  - Apple typically unveils its new iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV software during the event. 

  - The Apple Developer app, which typically has a schedule of events, doesn’t say much more than WWDC 2020 will start on June 22 and that further announcements will come in June.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/05/apple-wwdc-2020-announced-for-june-22-but-will-be-digital-only.html

 

Microsoft Drops Dual-Screen Windows

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10752/microsoft-drops-dual-screen-windows

 

Catfishing during coronavirus: How an old internet scam still tricks people

Nursing student Kaytlin Cupp discovered fake accounts using a photo of her in hospital scrubs to lure victims into donating to an illegitimate charity.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/catfishing-during-coronavirus-how-old-internet-scam-still-tricks-people-n1197736

 

Why you might have a different count of images in Photos in different places

Referencing images on your Mac will prevent their upload, among other factors.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3537548/why-you-might-have-a-different-count-of-images-in-photos-in-different-places.html

 

Samsung's Galaxy Book lineup is now available to buy

They're the first QLED-panel laptops and start at $850.

https://www.engadget.com/samsung-galaxy-book-availability-120024813.html

 

YouTube TV gets Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, and more

  - YouTube TV is finally getting Viacom channels this summer, such as Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, CMT, Paramount Network, TV Land, and VH1.

  - Viacom and CBS merged late last year, and CBS was already partnered with YouTube TV.

  - 14 new channels will be added to YouTube TV in all, but no price changes have been announced yet.

https://bgr.com/2020/05/07/youtube-tv-new-channels-viacom-cbs-price-increase/

 

EndeavourOS 2020: Possibly the Best Arch Linux Option

https://linuxinsider.com/story/endeavouros-2020-possibly-the-best-arch-linux-option-86638.html

 

It's Not Just Zoom. Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Webex Have Privacy Issues, Too.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/not-just-zoom-google-meet-180813488.html

 

Average Ransomware Payments Soared in the First Quarter

Criminals extorting large amounts of money from big enterprises pulled up the overall average significantly compared with the fourth quarter of 2019, Coveware says.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/average-ransomware-payments-soared-in-the-first-quarter/d/d-id/1337695

 

Smart Home Vendor Wink Tells Customers: Pay Up or Lose Access to Devices

The company wants to start charging existing customers a $4.99 monthly subscription fee to keep its operations afloat. If customers don't opt in, they'll no longer be able to remotely access their Wink devices.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/smart-home-vendor-wink-tells-customers-pay-up-or-lose-access-to-devices

 

Windows 10 warning: Don’t become a malware target

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

 

7 Things That Ubuntu Does Better Than Windows

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-things-ubuntu-better-windows/

 

How to Quickly Manage Split View on Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/661015/how-to-quickly-manage-split-view-on-mac/

 

How Do I Get My Windows Machines to Network with each Other?

Home networking can be very difficult. But I have a little trick that works easily for me.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-get-my-windows-machines-to-network-with-each-other/

 

Apple announces new 13-inch MacBook Pro that fixes its keyboard problems

  - Apple on Monday announced a new 13-inch MacBook Pro.

  - It has a new Magic Keyboard, which was added to the 16-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air earlier. The new keyboard fixes problems in earlier models that caused it to break.

  - The entry-level model now has twice the storage but still costs $1,299.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/04/apple-announces-new-13-inch-macbook-pro-with-magic-keyboard.html

 

Windows 10 May 2020 Update Offers Speed Boost

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10750/windows-10-may-2020-update-offers-speed-boost

 

U.S., U.K. officials warn of cyberattacks on hospitals, research facilities on coronavirus front lines

Two U.S. officials told NBC News that coronavirus patient information, as well as vaccine research, is sought after by hackers, including those working for China.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/u-s-u-k-officials-warn-cyberattacks-hospitals-research-facilities-n1200841

 

Fast, cheap and out of control: Wanting a 5G iPhone

5G might be a thing some time, but it’s not a thing yet.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3541364/fast-cheap-and-out-of-control-wanting-a-5g-iphone.html

 

Microsoft shifts the focus on Windows 10X to single-screen devices

The OS variant was originally meant to power dual-screen computers.

https://www.engadget.com/microsoft-windows-10x-single-screen-175859033.html

 

Watch out, Zoom: Google Meet is now free for everyone

  - Google Meet, Google’s rival to Zoom, went live for everyone this week.

  - Google in recent weeks revamped its video conferencing software and added new features so as to better compete with Zoom.

https://bgr.com/2020/05/06/google-meet-free-video-chat-app-zoom-alternative/

 

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

https://linuxinsider.com/story/freespire-6-0-a-return-to-gnome2s-simpler-linux-days-86522.html

 

We’re Sleepwalking Into a World of Mass Surveillance

https://www.barrons.com/articles/your-consent-to-contact-tracing-apps-is-meaningless-51588250580?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

 

Election Security in the Age of Social Distancing

Although the controversial option of voting by mobile app is one pressing consideration, cybersecurity experts agree that older issues need to be resolved before November 3.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/election-security-in-the-age-of-social-distancing/b/d-id/1337693

 

How to Clean Up Windows 10 With the Fresh Start Tool

Microsoft's Fresh Start feature can rid your Windows 10 PC of junkware and return it to a clean, pristine state.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/how-to-clean-up-windows-10-with-the-refresh-windows-tool

 

10 steps to take with your iPhone now that we’re starting to leave home

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/10-steps-to-take-with-your-iphone-now-that-were-starting-to-leave-home/737117/

 

How Much RAM Do You Really Need?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/much-ram-really-need/

 

What You Need to Know About Snaps on Ubuntu 20.04

https://www.howtogeek.com/670084/what-you-need-to-know-about-snaps-on-ubuntu-20.04/

 

Is My Router Acting as a DNS Server?

Some smart routers can act as a local DNS servers in an attempt to speed things up.

https://askleo.com/is-my-router-acting-as-a-dns-server/

 

Americans are paying for TV sports they’re not receiving, but don’t expect to get a refund any time soon

  - More than 80 million U.S. households have been paying about $20 per month for sports networks that haven’t been airing live sports.

  - The pay-TV system is too complicated and hierarchical for Americans to easily receive refunds on sports not played.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/03/americans-pay-for-tv-sports-they-dont-receive---dont-expect-a-refund.html

 

How to Fix: Move All Steam Games to Another Drive

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10751/how-fix-move-all-steam-games-another-drive

 

New iPhone Exclusive Reveals Apple’s Design Decisions

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2020/05/05/apple-iphone-12-5g-design-upgrade-iphone-11-pro-max-update/

 

The iPhone SE notifications don’t work with Haptic Touch. Here’s a workaround

Apple’s new $399 phone supports Haptic Touch, but oddly, not on notifications. There is a workaround, though.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3540769/phone-se-haptic-touch-notifications-workaround.html

 

YouTube TV is adding 14 ViacomCBS channels to its lineup

BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and more arrive this summer.

https://www.engadget.com/youtube-tv-viacomcbs-deal-14-networks-135106802.html

 

Apple and Google show what coronavirus contact tracing apps will look like

  - Apple and Google released concept images of how a coronavirus contact tracing app built on top of their common API would look like.

  - The screenshots explain how a user can enroll in the process, how they can register a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, and how exposure notifications will look like.

  - Neither Apple nor Google will build tracing apps of their own. Instead, authorities will rely on the API to code apps for their countries or communities.

https://bgr.com/2020/05/05/coronavirus-contact-tracing-apple-google-demo-for-iphone-and-android/

 

This smart car battery charger is only $22.19 on Amazon

Packed with features, this Gooloo smart battery charger can keep your car, boat or whatever fully charged, even if you don't start it for months. Use the code "JKLVNEU4" at checkout.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3541297/this-smart-car-battery-charger-is-only-2219-on-amazon.html

 

Waze offers lane guidance in beta

https://autos.yahoo.com/waze-offers-lane-guidance-beta-213500803.html

 

86% of Companies Report Network Disruption Amid Remote Work Shift

Nearly two-thirds say disruptions were at least moderate in severity, and more have seen VPN connectivity issues as employees work from home.

https://www.darkreading.com/perimeter/86--of-companies-report-network-disruption-amid-remote-work-shift/d/d-id/1337694

 

Google Pushes Android 11 Beta Launch to June

The company is pushing back the beta release dates for Android 11 about a month, pointing to the disruption caused by COVID-19.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-pushes-android-11-beta-launch-to-june

 

Adult streaming website leaks 11 million emails and private chats

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/adult-streaming-website-leaks-11-million-emails-and-private-chats/737815/

 

The 12 Best Linux Desktop Environments

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-linux-desktop-environments/

 

How to Use Your iPhone as a Webcam

https://www.howtogeek.com/669589/how-to-use-your-iphone-as-a-webcam/

 

What’s an open port?

With one exception, having an open port is not dangerous. But the way that ports work is interesting!

https://askleo.com/whats-an-open-port/

 

How to change the background on Zoom so you can hide the messy room behind you

  - Video chat app Zoom lets you change the background so you can hide stuff behind you.

  - You can select a pre-set version or create your own custom background.

  - Here’s how to change the Zoom background, whether you’re on a computer, phone or tablet.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/03/how-to-change-the-background-on-zoom-to-hide-a-messy-room.html

 

YouTube Fights Fake News with 'Fact-Checking Panel'

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10749/youtube-fights-fake-news-fact-checking-panel

 

Apple iPhone SE Review: A Superb Smartphone for a Humble Price

For $399, this smartphone hits the high notes: speedy, a great camera and a nice screen. Took long enough, didn’t it?

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/06/technology/personaltech/apple-iphone-se-review.html

 

The iPhone SE's incredible value in 5 simple charts

The iPhone SE gives you far more for your money than any other iPhone.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3541616/the-iphone-ses-incredible-value-in-5-simple-charts.html

 

The Morning After: Microsoft unveiled the Surface Book 3 and Surface Go 2

And Wink has bad news for smart home fans.

https://www.engadget.com/the-morning-after-surface-2020-ring-112011700.html

 

Google Lens update lets you copy text from everyday objects and magically paste into a document

  - Google Lens is an image recognition app that provides users with real-time information about whatever object or text they happen to point their camera at.

  - A new Google Lens update now lets users point their smartphone at a block of text, copy it, and magically paste it into a document on their computer.

  - The copy and paste feature even works on handwritten notes.

https://bgr.com/2020/05/07/google-lens-app-update-copy-and-paste-translate/

 

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

Fast and cheap

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

 

Nonprofits, truck drivers, food banks, and others are turning to a little-known Google Maps feature to navigate life amid the coronavirus pandemic

https://www.yahoo.com/news/nonprofits-truck-drivers-food-banks-162242802.html

 

Microsoft Warns of Malware Hidden in Pirated Film Files

An active campaign inserts malicious VBScript into ZIP files posing as downloads for "John Wick 3," "Contagion," and other popular movies.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/microsoft-warns-of-malware-hidden-in-pirated-film-files/d/d-id/1337688

 

Twitter Tests 'Rethink a Reply' Feature to Stop Nasty Arguments

The test feature will use AI-powered algorithms to flag tweet replies that may contain offensive language. Users will then have the option to revise the content before posting.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/twitter-tests-rethink-a-reply-feature-to-stop-nasty-arguments

 

15 tech upgrades you can get for free

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/free-tech-upgrades-and-software/464678/

 

How Will COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps Help Break Coronavirus Lockdown

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/will-contact-tracing-apps-break-lockdown/

 

Microsoft Surface Go 2 review (hands on)

The Microsoft Surface Go 2 is shaping up to be a huge improvement

https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/microsoft-surface-go-2

 

Top 5 Best Video Editing Apps Without ( Watermarks )

https://www.redapps.site/2020/05/Top-5-Best-Video-Editing-Apps-Without-Watermarks.html

 

Use an Old WiFi Router as Repeater, Wifi Extender, Access Point

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_wz0zQngnA&t=8s

 

Orbit B-hyve Smart Hose Watering Timer review: Sophisticated yet simple

This Bluetooth and Wi-Fi-based watering system is great for drip and other hose-based irrigation systems.

Orbit B-hyve Smart Hose Watering Timer review: Sophisticated yet simple

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Would You Have Fallen for This Phone Scam?

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

 

Microsoft Patch Alert: April 2020, another 'wacky' month

It’s been a wacky Windows patching month, with seemingly random bluescreen and Bluetooth bugs, a recurrence of the “disappearing data” temporary profile bug, and an elusive bug in v4 printer connection – all punctuated by an extraordinary (and welcome!) solicitation for help from Microsoft.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3216425/microsoft-patch-alert-april-2020-another-wacky-month.html

 

How to Open and Use the App Switcher on an iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/666261/how-to-open-and-use-the-app-switcher-on-an-ipad/

 

Block JavaScript on Some Websites to Prevent Annoying Email Tracking

https://lifehacker.com/block-javascript-in-your-browser-to-prevent-annoying-em-1843186321

 

Netflix Scams Target People Sheltering in Place

https://blog.knowbe4.com/netflix-scams-target-people-sheltering-in-place

 

What Is Broadband?

Everything you need to know about broadband internet

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-broadband-4799049

 

Power Supply Can Turn Into Speaker for Data Exfiltration Over Air Gap

https://www.securityweek.com/power-supply-can-turn-speaker-data-exfiltration-over-air-gap

 

Encrypted browsers belong on every device

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

 

YouTube Fights Fake News with 'Fact-Checking Panel'

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10749/youtube-fights-fake-news-fact-checking-panel

 

Get CleanMyMac X from your favorite store: The Mac App Store

https://macpaw.com/news/cleanmymac-x-arrives-to-the-mac-app-store

 

Exploiting (Almost) Every Antivirus Software

https://www.rack911labs.com/research/exploiting-almost-every-antivirus-software/

 

Corporations Are Hoping Computer Vision Cams Will Limit Their Coronavirus Liability

https://gizmodo.com/corporations-are-hoping-computer-vision-cams-will-limit-1843108692

 

Apple Music app lands on Samsung smart TVs

Samsung is the first manufacturer to get the Apple Music app on its smart TV platform.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3539909/apple-music-app-lands-on-samsung-smart-tvs.html

 

Executive Order on Securing the United States Bulk-Power System. Intrusive phones. COVID-19 notes.

https://thecyberwire.com/newsletters/daily-briefing/9/86

 

Report: Source Code for Older Nintendo Gaming Systems Leaks Online

Speculation is high that the leaked files, which include source code for the Nintendo Wii, originated from a 2018 computer hack, but Nintendo has not yet commented publicly on the alleged breach.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/report-source-code-for-older-nintendo-gaming-systems-leaks-online

 

Turn your tablet into a second monitor

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/turn-your-tablet-into-a-second-monitor/340497/

 

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

 

How to Reduce Microphone Background Noise on a PC

https://www.howtogeek.com/670474/how-to-reduce-microphone-background-noise-on-a-pc/

 

The Best Places to Find Free eBooks

https://lifehacker.com/the-best-places-to-find-free-ebooks-1843182342

 

How Sharing Personal Information Helps Scam Artists

https://blog.knowbe4.com/how-sharing-personal-information-helps-scam-artists

 

How to Use the Sudo Command in Linux

Get past 'permission denied' messages... and more!

https://www.lifewire.com/use-sudo-command-in-linux-4802475

 

Most Malicious Coronavirus-Related Domains Located in U.S.

https://www.securityweek.com/most-malicious-coronavirus-related-domains-located-us

 

What is a VPN & How Does it Work?

A VPN (virtual private network) is one of the best tools for ensuring your internet privacy. A VPN encrypts your connection and keeps you hidden while surfing, shopping, and banking online. Keep reading for a full VPN definition, including how VPNs work and why you need one.

https://www.avast.com/c-what-is-a-vpn

 

How to Fix: Move All Steam Games to Another Drive

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10751/how-fix-move-all-steam-games-another-drive

 

iPhone storage full? How to free up space on iPhone in 5 steps

https://macpaw.com/how-to/clear-storage-on-iphone

 

Department of Justice Announces Disruption of Hundreds of Online COVID-19 Related Scams

Hundreds of Domains Disrupted Through Public and Private Sector Cooperative Efforts

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/department-justice-announces-disruption-hundreds-online-covid-19-related-scams

 

Verizon Will Give You a Bit More Time to Come Up With the Cash

https://gizmodo.com/verizon-will-give-you-a-bit-more-time-to-come-up-with-t-1843113521

 

Plex adds free TV shows and movies from Crackle

Plex users can now stream free (albeit ad-supported) movies and TV shows such as "Captain Phillips," "Patriot Games", "Hell’s Kitchen," and more.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3541518/plex-adds-free-tv-shows-and-movies-from-crackle.html

 

Espionage for public health? (Disinformation against it.)

https://thecyberwire.com/stories/da7d904e9aae4eb0a5de92a47cc8f5be/espionage-for-public-health-disinformation-against-it

 

#AskPCMag: How Accurate Is the Apple Watch's Heart Rate Monitor?

Does the Apple Watch have an accurate heart rate monitor? Which smartwatch has the best sleep tracker? Can you use a heart rate monitor while swimming? We have answers to these fitness tech questions and more.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/askpcmag-how-accurate-is-the-apple-watchs-heart-rate-monitor

 

Microsoft’s May update could speed up your old PC

https://www.komando.com/technology/windows-10-may-update-speed/737638/

 

Microsoft Patch Alert: April 2020, another 'wacky' month

It’s been a wacky Windows patching month, with seemingly random bluescreen and Bluetooth bugs, a recurrence of the “disappearing data” temporary profile bug, and an elusive bug in v4 printer connection – all punctuated by an extraordinary (and welcome!) solicitation for help from Microsoft.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3216425/microsoft-patch-alert-april-2020-another-wacky-month.html

 

The 10 Best Registry Hacks for Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/669971/the-top-10-best-registry-hacks-for-windows-10/

 

Is Your Video Chat App Secure?

https://lifehacker.com/is-your-video-chat-app-secure-1843134385

 

Newly-discovered Android malware steals banking passwords and 2FA codes

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/newly-discovered-android-malware-steals-banking-passwords-2fa-codes/

 

What Is a Computer Virus?

What you need to know about the types of computer viruses

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-a-computer-virus-4799053

 

TP-Link Patches Multiple Vulnerabilities in NC Cloud Cameras

https://www.securityweek.com/tp-link-patches-multiple-vulnerabilities-nc-cloud-cameras

 

9 ways to stay sane when work-from-home is the new normal

https://blog.avast.com/9-ways-to-stay-sane-during-work-from-home-avast

 

Unproven Coronavirus Therapy Proves Cash Cow for Shadow Pharmacies

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

 

How to clear cache, Documents and Data, and Other on iPhone

https://macpaw.com/how-to/make-iphone-cleaner

 

Work-from-Home Exposes Already-Infected Machines in 50K US Organizations

Researchers find massive spike in infected enterprises worldwide.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/work-from-home-exposes-already-infected-machines-in-50k-us-organizations-/d/d-id/1337606

 

Organize Your Cords, You Godless Monsters

https://gizmodo.com/organize-your-cords-you-godless-monsters-1843109280

 

Listen to free audiobooks from your local library on your Sonos speakers

Sonos speakers now work with Libby, a free app that lets you borrow ebooks and audiobooks from your local library branch.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3541353/listen-to-free-audiobooks-from-your-local-library-on-your-sonos-speakers.html

 

Fingerprint authentication is not completely secure.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/research-saturday/133/notes

 

Report: Facebook Developing Smaller, Lighter, Wireless Oculus VR Headset

The new headset is expected to be a successor to the Quest and benefits from a faster image refresh rate and re-designed controllers.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/report-facebook-developing-smaller-lighter-wireless-oculus-vr-headset

 

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

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

 

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

 

How to Read a Floppy Disk on a Modern PC or Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/669331/how-to-read-a-floppy-disk-on-a-modern-pc-or-mac/

 

Check if Your Account Was Compromised in the Recent Nintendo Hack

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-know-if-your-account-was-compromised-in-the-rece-1843088686

 

Google: US government targeted with 'free fast food' coronavirus phishing

Government-backed attackers targeted US government and healthcare workers, says Google's Threat Analysis Group.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-us-government-targeted-with-free-fast-food-coronavirus-phishing/

 

Car Tracking Service Automatic Shuts Down Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Rebates are available on a pro-rated basis until June 15th

https://www.lifewire.com/car-tracking-service-automatic-shuts-down-amid-covid-19-pandemic-4843940

 

New Executive Order Aims to Protect U.S. Power Grid From Backdoored Equipment

https://www.securityweek.com/new-executive-order-aims-protect-us-power-grid-backdoored-equipment

 

Cybercriminals are using Google reCAPTCHA to hide their phishing attacks

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/cybercriminal-are-using-google-recaptcha-to-hide-their-phishing-attacks-23156.html

 

How Cybercriminals are Weathering COVID-19

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/04/how-cybercriminals-are-weathering-covid-19/

 

Want to customize Touch Bar on Mac? Here's how

https://macpaw.com/how-to/customize-macbook-touch-bar

 

267 million Facebook profiles sold for $600 on the dark web (change your account password and be sure its difficult like those created by a password manager)

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/267-million-facebook-profiles-sold-for-600-on-the-dark-web/

 

When Your Freedom Depends on an App

https://gizmodo.com/when-your-freedom-depends-on-an-app-1843109198

 

How to create a movie and TV show watchlist using Google Search

Google’s new watchlist feature lets you select the streaming video services you're subscribed to, as well as filter recommendations by genre or what’s available for free.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3540031/how-to-create-a-movie-and-tv-show-watchlist-in-google-search.html

 

COVID-19 tracking tools. Ransomware trends. Disinformation-as-a-service.

https://thecyberwire.com/newsletters/week-that-was/4/18

 

Super Mario 64 PC Port Supports 4K Resolution, Ray Tracing

The 24-year-old Nintendo 64 game has never looked better.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/super-mario-64-pc-port-supports-4k-resolution-ray-tracing

 

Move over, Zoom: Google’s video conferencing is now free for everyone

https://www.komando.com/technology/google-meet-is-free-for-everyone/737471/

 

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

 

Spike in Company Compromises Correlates With Lockdowns

https://www.securityweek.com/spike-company-compromises-correlates-lockdowns

 

The past, present, and future of Phishing and Social Engineering

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_imLSdEKXk0&feature=youtu.be&t=4s

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