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Coronavirus Worries Allow New Scams To Take Hold

https://www.forbes.com/sites/waynerash/2020/04/21/coronavirus-worries-allow-new-scams-to-take-hold/#24b101e7515c

 

With pandemic-era acquisitions, big tech is back in the antitrust crosshairs

https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/15/facebook-giphy-acquisition-uber-grubhub-google-doj/

 

How to check app is 64-bit or 32-bit on Windows 10

How to tell if an app is 32 or 64-bit? Here are two quick ways to find out on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/check-app-64-bit-32-bit-windows-10/

 

Don't panic: Microsoft's phaseout of 32-bit Windows won't kill 32-bit software

Your PC and programs will keep working just fine.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3543841/dont-panic-microsofts-phaseout-of-32-bit-windows-wont-kill-32-bit-software.html

 

Google WordPress plugin bug can be exploited for black hat SEO

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-wordpress-plugin-bug-can-be-exploited-for-black-hat-seo/

 

Battery Backup Power - Here's What You Need to Know

https://askbobrankin.com/battery_backup_power_heres_what_you_need_to_know.html

 

What you need to know about email threats

As email threats are increasing in popularity, what can you do to protect your business or personal account from attack?

https://blog.avast.com/the-email-threat-avasthttps://blog.avast.com/the-email-threat-avast

 

Google Assistant: how to make your Google Home speaker work for you

What is Google Assistant? And what's the best way to use it?

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/google-assistant-how-to-make-your-google-home-speaker-work-for-you

 

9 Essential Amazon Kindle Tips: Key Benefits to Take Advantage Of

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/take-full-advantage-of-your-kindle/

 

Experts Detect 30,000% Increase in #COVID19 Threats

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/experts-detect-30000-increase/

 

Zoom vs Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx and Skype: Choosing the right video-conferencing apps for you

Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Skype, Cisco WebEx, BlueJeans--the choice of video-conferencing software is huge. Here are a few things to consider when deciding which is best for you.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/zoom-vs-microsoft-teams-google-meet-cisco-webex-and-skype-choosing-the-right-video-conferencing-apps-for-you/

 

How to save text messages in Android and iOS

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/don-t-lose-texts-save-135743060.html

 

This security flaw puts millions of computers at risk for a serious (but unlikely) hack

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/12/tech/intel-thunderbolt-security-vulnerability/index.html

 

Do you use Wi-Fi Calling? Here's how to check if it’s active on your iPhone

Wi-Fi Calling is a helpful feature in improving call quality, but seems to turn itself off.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3542929/wi-fi-calling-check-active.html

 

Google Maps just overhauled one of its most useful features

  - A Google Maps update brings over a brand new user interface for the real-time location sharing feature of the app.

  - The UI is cleaner and more intuitive than before but provides the same functionality.

  - Location sharing should be even more comfortable, even to more inexperienced smartphone users.

https://bgr.com/2020/05/12/google-maps-location-sharing-gets-new-user-interface-on-android/

 

Trump suggests new ‘tax’ on companies manufacturing outside the U.S., including Apple

https://9to5mac.com/2020/05/14/trump-suggests-new-tax-on-companies-manufacturing-outside-the-u-s-including-apple/#more-645866

 

Files Keep Opening In Notepad? Here’s How To Assign Files To The Right Program

https://www.techjunkie.com/files-keep-opening-notepad-assign-right-program/

 

Amazon Drone Team 3D Prints Face Shields for Medical Workers

The equipment will be available online at a 'significantly lower price' than existing reusable options.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/amazon-drone-team-3d-prints-face-shields-for-medical-workers

 

Can this new $90 Amazon tablet compete with the iPad?

https://www.komando.com/news/amazon-tablets-upgraded-and-less-expensive/738625/

 

3 views on the future of work, coffee shops and neighborhoods in a post-pandemic world

https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/15/3-views-on-the-future-of-work-coffee-shops-and-neighborhoods-in-a-post-pandemic-world/

 

Surface Go 2, Book 3, Earbuds, Headphones 2 now ready on Amazon

You can now order Surface Go 2, Earbuds and Headphones 2, and preorder Surface Book 3 from Amazon. Here are the links.

https://pureinfotech.com/surface-go2-book3-earbuds-headphones2-amazon/

 

Chrome will block ads that drain your resources: How to turn it on now

Why wait? How to swing the banhammer today

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3543751/chrome-will-block-ads-that-drain-your-resources-how-to-turn-it-on-now.html

 

Windows 10 gets DNS over HTTPS support, how to test

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-gets-dns-over-https-support-how-to-test/

 

[WARNING] Avoid These Car Selling Scams

https://askbobrankin.com/warning_avoid_these_car_selling_scams.html

 

Massive WordPress attack relies on old flaws

https://blog.avast.com/malvertising-attackers-target-900000-wordpress-sites

 

How to use GoToMeeting video conferencing

A reliable, secure option for your group video calls

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-gotomeeting-video-conferencing

 

Zoom vs. Houseparty: The Best Video Chat Apps, Compared

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/zoom-vs-houseparty-video-chat-apps/

 

Cyberscammers: Pay Up or We’ll Infect Your Family With Coronavirus

The NYPD is on alert over a twisted coronavirus blackmail scheme by cybercriminals looking to profit off the pandemic and people’s anxiety.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/new-coronavirus-scam-threatenspay-up-or-well-infect-your-family-with-covid-19

 

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

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

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

 

Apple's newest iPad Pro could be paving the way for what the next high-end iPhones look like

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apples-newest-ipad-pro-could-132500356.html

 

Google Chrome will soon allow users to group their tabs together

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/13/tech/google-chrome-tabs/index.html

 

iPad Pro (2020) and Magic Keyboard unboxing

https://www.macworld.com/video/103180/ipad-pro-2020-and-magic-keyboard-unboxing

 

Redesigned 14-inch MacBook Pro to launch next year

  - Apple is rumored to launch a 14-inch MacBook Pro laptop next year, which could replace the 13.3-inch model.

  - The 13.3-inch MacBook Pro just got a significant upgrade, but the screen size wasn’t changed, as some fans had expected.

  - Rumors also say that the 14-inch MacBook Pro could sport a mini-LED screen, a display technology that allows for thinner and lighter product designs.

https://bgr.com/2020/05/12/macbook-pro-14-release-date-14-inch-model-with-mini-led-screen/

 

WSJ: Apple chip maker TSMC could announce plans for a US factory as soon as this week

https://9to5mac.com/2020/05/14/tsmc-factory-apple-chip-arizona/#more-645859

 

The Best Chrome Extensions To Download Or Manage Images [May 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-chrome-extensions-download-manage-images/

 

TikTok Accused of Putting Children at Risk (Again)

The popular app has allegedly violated an agreement with the FTC to protect underage users.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/tiktok-accused-of-putting-children-at-risk-again

 

Lost your job? How to apply for a high-paying “contact tracer” role

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/how-to-apply-for-a-contact-tracer-role/738624/

 

Facebook to acquire Giphy in a deal reportedly worth $400 million

https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/15/facebook-to-acquire-giphy-in-a-deal-reportedly-worth-400-million/

 

How to end process on Windows 10

If an app or feature like File Explorer are not responding, you can kill the process in at least four ways – Here's how on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/end-process-windows-10/

 

11 cheap or free ways to make your old PC run faster

If your old workhorse of a PC is starting to slow down in its old age, these low (or no-) cost tricks can help put some pep in its processing step.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2844999/10-cheap-or-free-ways-to-make-your-old-pc-run-faster.html

 

Healthcare giant Magellan Health hit by ransomware attack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/healthcare-giant-magellan-health-hit-by-ransomware-attack/

 

EndeavourOS 2020: Possibly the Best Arch Linux Option

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/EndeavourOS-2020-Possibly-the-Best-Arch-Linux-Option-86638.html

 

Remembering the ILOVEYOU virus twenty years later

https://blog.avast.com/security-experts-give-thoughts-on-iloveyou-virus-20-years-later-avast

 

How to use Group FaceTime on your iPhone or iPad

Get your group on

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-group-facetime-on-your-iphone-or-ipad

 

How to Recover Your Facebook Account When You Can’t Log In

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/recover-facebook-account-longer-log/

 

US sends 32x more COVID-19 related spam emails than Russia

https://atlasvpn.com/blog/us-sends-32x-more-covid-19-related-spam-emails-than-russia/

 

How to create a group with Google Duo

If you're looking for an alternative to Zoom, and your group teleconferencing needs are small, Google Duo allows groups to be added. Find out how, so you don't have to always rely on Zoom.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-create-a-group-with-google-duo/

 

How to keep your phone or tablet screen clean and hygienic

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/keep-those-touchscreens-squeaky-clean-131500611.html

 

Sony’s first AI image sensor will make cameras everywhere smarter

On-device AI promises to be faster, cheaper, and more secure

https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/14/21258403/sony-image-sensor-integrated-ai-chip-imx500-specs-price

 

Your iPhone unexpectedly says you’re trying to log in from far away. Time to change your password!

With Apple’s two-factor authentication, any alert you get about a far-away log in should be heeded.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3543071/your-iphone-unexpectedly-says-youre-trying-to-log-in-from-far-away-time-to-change-your-password.html

 

Google Nest Cams monitor coronavirus patients to ease the burden on health workers

  - Google and Mount Sinai Hospital in New York have teamed up amid the coronavirus pandemic for a partnership that involves using Nest Cams to remotely monitor patients.

  - The benefit is that this frees up health care workers from having to be in close contact with the patients as much, which also will save on the use of protective equipment.

https://bgr.com/2020/05/11/google-mount-sinai-hospital-nest-cams-monitor-coronavirus-patients-covid-19/

 

Update: Zoom fixes and new options] 10 Zoom alternatives for more secure, cross-platform video calls

https://9to5mac.com/2020/05/14/10-zoom-alternatives-more-secure-video-calls/

 

The Best Wireless Mechanical Keyboards [May 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-wireless-mechanical-keyboards/

 

Streamers Prefer Feel-Good Genres Over Crime and Horror While in Quarantine

If you're wondering what everyone is watching in COVID-19 quarantine, it turns out we prefer comedy and animation over horror and crime.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/streamers-prefer-feel-good-genres-over-crime-and-horror-while-in-quarantine

 

Patch Tuesday: Third-biggest Windows update in history

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/may-patch-tuesday-windows-update/738623/

 

Sorrento finds a coronavirus antibody that blocks viral infection 100% in preclinical lab experiments

https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/15/sorrento-finds-a-coronavirus-antibody-that-blocks-viral-infection-100-in-preclinical-lab-experiments/

 

How to set up a network share folder with multiple names on Windows 10

You can share the same folder with different names and permissions, and in this guide, you'll learn how to complete the task on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/setup-network-share-folder-multiple-names-windows-10/

 

This massive $60, two terabyte external drive has never been cheaper

The 2TB WD My Passport portable external hard drive is just $60 right now at Amazon.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3544014/this-massive-60-two-terabyte-external-drive-has-never-been-cheaper.html

 

Windows 10 2004 improves potentially unwanted app protection

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-2004-improves-potentially-unwanted-app-protection/

 

How to Solve WiFi Speed and Connection Problems

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/How-to-Solve-WiFi-Speed-and-Connection-Problems-86665.html

 

Why COVID-19 will trigger faster, wider adoption of cyber hygiene principles

https://blog.avast.com/covid-19-will-trigger-faster-wider-adoption-of-cyber-hygiene-principles

 

How to use GoToMeeting

The goto option for meetings

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

 

How to Connect Mobile Internet to Your PC via Tethering

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/tethering-use-mobile-internet-pc/

 

The new Amazon Fire HD 8 is the iPad for people who want to spend under $100

While there's no doubt that the iPad is the king of the tablets, the new Amazon Fire HD 8 is great for the budget-conscious.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/the-new-amazon-fire-hd-8-is-the-ipad-for-people-who-want-to-spend-under-100/

 

Microsoft Office 365: This new feature will keep you safe from malware-filled documents

Application Guard for Office and Safe Documents will make phishing attacks harder and the Office experience better for users, starting with Office 365 Pro Plus and E5 licences.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-office-365-this-new-feature-will-keep-you-safe-from-malware-filled-documents/

 

Defend Your Data With These VPN Routers

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/defend-data-vpn-routers-164027688.html

 

Apple to launch a new iPad and a new iPad mini with bigger screens, says Ming-Chi Kuo

He also says Apple’s rumored AR glasses could launch in 2022 at the earliest

https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/14/21259365/apple-10-8-9-inch-ipad-mini-ming-chi-kuo-ar-glasses-headset

 

Apple is buying a virtual reality company, but don’t expect a headset anytime soon

NextVR is about content, not hardware.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3544010/apple-is-buying-a-virtual-reality-company-but-dont-expect-a-headset-anytime-soon.html

 

Your PS5 might let you know when you suck at a game

https://bgr.com/2020/05/11/your-ps5-might-tell-you-when-you-suck-at-a-game/

 

UAG launches silicone Apple Watch bands with traditional buckle hardware

https://9to5mac.com/2020/05/15/uag-apple-watch-silicone-strap-traditonal-buckle/

 

Are Brother Printers Compatible With Mac?

https://www.techjunkie.com/brother-printers-compatible-mac/

 

Google's Chrome Browser to Block Battery-Draining, Data-Guzzling Ads

If an ad reaches its limit on CPU usage or network bandwidth, Chrome will pull the plug on the ad, forcing it to show as a gray blank space.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/googles-chrome-browser-to-block-battery-draining-data-guzzling-ads

 

10 hidden iPhone tricks you’ll wish you knew sooner

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/hidden-iphone-tricks-you-will-love/738282/

 

The real threat of fake voices in a time of crisis

Deepfake text is a serious threat to democracy

https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/16/the-real-threat-of-fake-voices-in-a-time-of-crisis/

 

YouTube Music Gets Library Transfer Feature as Google Preps for the Death of Google Play Music

https://gizmodo.com/youtube-music-gets-library-transfer-feature-as-google-p-1843441044

 

How to make your Google/Nest smart speakers, displays, and cameras listen for suspicious sounds

Thanks to Google’s new Nest Aware plans, Google Home and Nest devices can now keep an ear out for the sounds of smoke alarms and breaking glass.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3543304/how-to-make-your-google-smart-speaker-listen-for-suspicious-sounds.html

 

Audacity: Complete Tutorial Guide to Audacity for Beginners

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCisC3sHneM&t=0s

 

PLEX MEDIA SERVER COMPLETE 2020 SETUP | EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2n4Q868_ig&t=0s

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How to take a screenshot on an iPhone X and newer models

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/no-home-button-no-problem-002603320.html

 

Surface Pro X gets April 2020 firmware update

Microsoft pushes firmware update for its Surface Pro X to improve stability and Microsoft Teams experience, and here are all the details.

https://pureinfotech.com/surface-pro-x-april-2020-firmware-update/

 

Five Steps to Better Security Working from Home

Security threats for people working from home are increasing. I'll review steps you need to take to keep yourself, your company, and your job safe.

https://askleo.com/security-working-from-home/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Ixb7Rv5JWpdfbL

 

The 12 Best Calming Apps to Relax, Destress, and Clear Your Mind

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-calming-apps-destress-clear-mind/

 

Microsoft Tackles 'Reply All' Misery

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10754/microsoft-tackles-reply-all-misery

 

Scammers Can Use Recent Transactions to Trick You

https://blog.knowbe4.com/scammers-can-use-recent-transactions-to-trick-you

 

How Cybercriminals are Weathering COVID-19

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

 

Abandoned Open Source Code Heightens Commercial Software Security Risks

https://linuxinsider.com/story/abandoned-open-source-code-heightens-commercial-software-security-risks-86658.html

 

The Quarantine Season

What to listen to when you need escape, comfort, joy.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/17/podcasts/daily-newsletter-quarantine-virus.html

 

These disinformation researchers saw the coronavirus 'infodemic' coming

Joan Donovan, Claire Wardle and Kate Starbird have been preparing for this moment for a decade.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/these-disinformation-researchers-saw-coronavirus-infodemic-coming-n1206911

 

Dell announces updated XPS 15 and a new larger XPS 17 laptops

https://www.gsmarena.com/dell_announces_updated_xps_15_and_a_new_larger_xps_17_laptops-news-43197.php

 

APT Attack Targets Central Asian Companies | Avast

Avast and ESET worked together to analyze an APT group’s series of cyberattacks on Central Asian companies and government institutions.

https://blog.avast.com/apt-attack-targets-central-asian-companies-avast

 

Apple unleashes massive new update for Logic Pro X with Live Loops and more

https://9to5mac.com/2020/05/12/apple-update-logic-pro-x-10-5/

 

Inside HDHomeRun's big bet on ATSC 3.0

The first ATSC 3.0 tuner for existing TVs could come sooner than you think.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3542668/inside-hdhomeruns-big-bet-on-atsc-3-0.html?utm_date=20200513002910

 

Get the 2019 Dell XPS 13 with touchscreen for under $850

The model we recommend features a 10th-gen Core i5 CPU and 8GB of RAM.

https://www.engadget.com/dell-xps-13-sale-151316285.html

 

Online calculator predicts your risk of dying from COVID-19

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/online-covid-19-risk-calculator/738762/

 

Google's Chrome Browser to Block Battery-Draining, Data-Guzzling Ads

If an ad reaches its limit on CPU usage or network bandwidth, Chrome will pull the plug on the ad, forcing it to show as a gray blank space.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/googles-chrome-browser-to-block-battery-draining-data-guzzling-ads

 

Google Chrome will finally help you organize your tabs

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-chrome-finally-help-organize-182037921.html

 

WEEKLY DIGEST: WINDOWS 10 MAY 2020 UPDATE, INTEL DRIVERS, TECH TIPS

In case you missed it, Windows 10 May 2020 Update final arrives for testers, Google Meet becomes free, Intel GPU drivers now install without restrictions, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-may-2020-update-intel-drivers-tech-tips/

 

How Do I Keep Outlook.com From Locking Me Out When I Travel?

When your email is suddenly accessed from a new location, it could mean someone other than you is trying to log in. Email providers like Outlook.com watch for this.

https://askleo.com/outlook-com-locking-me-out/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Ixb7Rv5JWpdfbL

 

The 6 Best Budget Graphics Cards for Cheap Gaming

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-budget-graphics-card/

 

Twitter to Filter, Warn Users Before They Post

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10753/twitter-filter-warn-users-they-post

 

The Best and First Defenses You Should Implement

https://blog.knowbe4.com/the-best-and-first-defenses-you-should-implement

 

Would You Have Fallen for This Phone Scam?

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

 

MakuluLinux Delivers Modernity With New Core Platform

https://linuxinsider.com/story/makululinux-delivers-modernity-with-new-core-platform-86652.html

 

Forget Samsung’s Galaxy S20 And Note 10, This Is The Smartphone To Buy

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2020/05/14/forget-samsungs-galaxy-s20-and-note-10-this-is-the-smartphone-to-buy/

 

Facebook says it labeled 50 million pieces of coronavirus misinformation in April

The company released this snapshot of data at the same time as a more comprehensive report of how it enforced its content policies banning different types of content.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/facebook-says-it-labeled-50-millions-pieces-coronavirus-misinformation-april-n1205316

 

Is Google Meet actually more secure than Zoom?

https://www.androidcentral.com/google-meet-actually-more-secure-zoom

 

We never wanna repeat WannaCry

On its three-year anniversary, let’s remember the worst cyberattack in history so it never happens again

https://blog.avast.com/remembering-wannacry-avast

 

Apple @ Work Podcast: The future of Wi-Fi, and what 6Ghz means for connectivity

https://9to5mac.com/2020/05/12/apple-work-podcast-the-future-of-wi-fi-and-what-6ghz-means-for-connectivity/

 

Tips and best practices for optimizing your smart home

12 key pieces of advice that will turn you into a master of the (smart) house.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3542039/tips-and-best-practices-for-optimizing-your-smart-home.html?utm_date=20200513003124

 

Bang & Olufsen adds Alexa to its Beosound A1 Bluetooth speaker

The company also included 18-hour battery life and an updated design.

https://www.engadget.com/bang-and-olfusen-beosound-a1-2nd-gen-alexa-080035174.html

 

10 insanely useful Android tricks and shortcuts

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/useful-android-tricks-and-shortcuts/738290/

 

Zoom Faces Lawsuit Over Bible Study Zoom-Bombing Incident

San Francisco-based Saint Paulus Lutheran Church claims Zoom has been deceiving consumers by making promises on security and privacy that were never fulfilled.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/zoom-faces-lawsuit-over-bible-study-zoom-bombing-incident

 

The best smart home hubs for 2020

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/domicile-connected-best-smart-home-194008209.html

 

Microsoft Family Safety app (preview) now on Android and iOS

You can now sign up to get early access to the Microsoft Family Safety app on Android and iOS.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-family-safety-app-android-ios-download/

 

How Can I Make an Income Working Online?

Making money online sounds like a wonderful opportunity. It is, if you have the personality for it.

https://askleo.com/working-online/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Ixb7Rv5JWpdfbL

 

The 8 Best Cheap Computer Parts Stores for Saving Money

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/cheap-computer-parts/

 

Windows 10 Search Glitch: Don't Panic

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10756/windows-10-search-glitch-dont-panic

 

'Florentine Baker Group' Use Microsoft 365 Functionality to Scam Private Equity Firm Out of $1.2 Million

https://blog.knowbe4.com/florentine-baker-group-use-microsoft-365-functionality-to-scam-private-equity-firm-out-of-1.2-million

 

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/

 

A handy utility for creating Raspberry Pi SD card images

Getting started with Raspberry Pi Imager on a Mac.

https://tinyurl.com/y84hy4ge 

 

MakuluLinux Delivers Modernity With New Core Platform

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/MakuluLinux-Delivers-Modernity-With-New-Core-Platform-86652.html

 

Twitter to add labels on questionable virus info: 'Get the facts about COVID-19'

The new feature is the latest in a series of moves by social media and other tech companies to try to curb the spread of bad medical advice.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/twitter-add-labels-questionable-virus-info-get-facts-about-covid-n1204526

 

Apple reportedly buys virtual-reality startup NextVR

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/apple-reportedly-buys-virtual-reality-startup-nextvr-2020-05-14

 

Helping the elderly stay connected and safe

How can working adults help elderly loved ones troubleshoot support without physically being there?

https://blog.avast.com/tips-for-the-tech-challenged-mature-demographic-avast

 

Exclusive: AirPods Studio to feature head and neck detection, custom equalizer settings, more

https://9to5mac.com/2020/05/11/airpods-studio-features-exclusive/

 

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.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3541822/orbit-b-hyve-smart-hose-watering-timer-review.html?utm_date=20200513003313

 

Chrome now testing resource-heavy ad blocking, feature could launch in August

https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/05/14/chrome-now-testing-resource-heavy-ad-blocking-feature-could-launch-in-august/

 

All the ways you can get Microsoft Office for free

https://www.komando.com/downloads/how-to-get-microsoft-office-for-free/593793/

 

YouTube Music or Google Play Music? Google's Music Services Explained

What's the difference between Google Play Music and YouTube Music? Not much, which is why Google is merging them. Here's how to make the switch to YouTube Music, and our picks for other music-streaming alternatives.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/youtube-music-or-play-music-googles-music-services-explained

 

What is the Internet of Things?

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/internet-things-203835042.html

 

How to fix printer spooler problems on Windows 10

When your printer resists to print, it could be a problem that is preventing the print spooler from running correctly — Here's how to fix the problem.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-printer-spooler-windows-10/

 

Add an Account to the Microsoft Mail Program

The Windows 10 Mail program supports multiple email accounts, so I'll show you how to add one.

https://askleo.com/add-an-account-to-the-microsoft-mail-program/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Ixb7Rv5JWpdfbL

 

What Is Jitsi and Is it More Secure Than Zoom?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/jitsi-secure-zoom/

 

Thunderbolt Flaw Could Bypass Security, Encryption

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10755/thunderbolt-flaw-could-b

 

Pirated Movies Are Used to Distribute Malware

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/pirated-movies-are-used-to-distribute-malware-23165.html

 

Microsoft Office 365: US issues security alert over rushed remote deployments

CISA is concerned hasty deployments of Office 365 and Teams may lead to missed key security configurations.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-office-365-us-issues-security-alert-over-rushed-remote-deployments/

 

Create a SDN on Linux with open source

Make your Linux system act like a router with the open source routing stack Quagga.

https://tinyurl.com/ybe75wfc

 

How to Stay Safe on the Internet, Part 3: Drive the Black Hatters Mad

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/How-to-Stay-Safe-on-the-Internet-Part-3-Drive-the-Black-Hatters-Mad-86644.html

 

As '#Plandemic' goes viral, those targeted by discredited scientist's crusade warn of 'dangerous' claims

Initially pushed by anti-vaccination disinformation peddlers, the video was then promoted by minor celebrities.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/plandemic-goes-viral-those-targeted-discredited-scientist-s-crusade-warn-n1202361

 

How to use DNS over HTTPS in Windows 10

https://betanews.com/2020/05/14/window-10-dns-over-https/

 

MobiFriends breach highlights need to use caution on dating apps

https://blog.avast.com/tips-for-safe-online-dating-apps-avast

 

Adobe releases new version of Acrobat for macOS to patch critical security vulnerabilities

https://9to5mac.com/2020/05/14/acrobat-macos-update-critical/#more-645871

 

The $100 Ring Video Doorbell gets a feature-packed upgrade, finally

The second-generation Ring Video Doorbell boasts better video quality, privacy zones, and an additional “near” zone, all for the same $100 price as the original model.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3542043/ring-unveils-revamp-of-the-original-100-ring-video-doorbell.html?utm_date=20200513003415

 

LineageOS 17.1 arrives on the Essential Phone, Moto X 2014, and more phones

The Android 10 custom ROM keeps on chugging

https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/05/14/lineageos-17-1-arrives-on-the-essential-phone-moto-x-2014-and-more-phones/

 

Security how-to: Remove saved credit card info your browser

https://www.komando.com/privacy/how-to-remove-saved-credit-cards-from-browsers/738285/

 

Scener Now Lets You Watch HBO With Friends

Even if everyone is forced to stay at home and away from family and friends, you can still watch HBO together.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/scener-now-lets-you-watch-hbo-with-friendshttps://www.pcmag.com/news/scener-now-lets-you-watch-hbo-with-friends

Zoom Will Seek Public Feedback on Plan for Stronger Encryption

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/zoom-seek-public-feedback-plan-192857631.html

 

Coronavirus-themed Threat Reports Haven’t Flattened The Curve

https://labs.bitdefender.com/2020/04/coronavirus-themed-threat-reports-havent-flattened-the-curve/

 

Facebook posts from 2012 show early Iranian attempts to manipulate U.S. politics

The attempts seem to be experiments that were quickly abandoned, and none of those identified received substantial engagement.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/facebook-posts-2012-show-early-iranian-attempts-manipulate-u-s-n1202176

 

How to Use VirtualBox (Beginners Guide)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB_5fqiysi4&t=0s

 

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

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

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Microsoft and Intel turn malware into images to help spot more threats

https://www.engadget.com/microsoft-intel-stamina-malware-classification-162552852.html

 

10 Cross-Platform Mobile Multiplayer Games to Play With Friends

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-awesome-cross-platform-mobile-multiplayer-games/

 

Apple's iPhone 12 may finally get a faster screen to match the speed some Android phones have had for a while

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apples-iphone-12-may-finally-215812478.html

 

Biomedical espionage. Contact tracing, economic consequences, and conspiracy theories.

https://thecyberwire.com/stories/d8289a9dcbf549c483e755ae4520253d/biomedical-espionage-contact-tracing-economic-consequences-and-conspiracy-theories

 

Working from home is here to stay, even when the economy reopens

  - Companies in technology, financial services and insurance have invested in remote work tools, and there’s no indication they’ll be returning to the old way of doing business.

  - The first batch of employees to return to the office will be the ones who are itching to get back, but even that won’t start happening for weeks or months. 

  - “We’re going to see this come back more slowly than you might have expected,” said Liz Fealy, who runs the global workforce advisory group at EY.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/11/work-from-home-is-here-to-stay-after-coronavirus.html

 

How IoT is becoming the pulse of healthcare

Healthcare CIOs’ budgeting for IoT devices is surging. Uses range from managing hospital facilities, medicines and medical equipment to monitoring patients’ locations, vitals and symptoms, with increased efficiency and data accuracy.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3529427/how-iot-is-becoming-the-pulse-of-healthcare.html

 

6 open source teaching tools for virtual classrooms

Create podcasts, online lectures, tutorials, and other teaching resources for learning at home with open source tools.

https://opensource.com/article/20/4/open-source-remote-teaching-tools?sc_cid=7013a000002Dfa1AAC

 

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/

 

Microsoft, Intel Introduce 'STAMINA' Approach to Malware Detection

https://www.securityweek.com/microsoft-intel-introduce-stamina-approach-malware-detection

 

Ransomware Hit ATM Giant Diebold Nixdorf

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/05/ransomware-hit-atm-giant-diebold-nixdorf/

 

Hacking group puts millions of Zoosk dating profiles up for sale

https://www.grahamcluley.com/zoosk-hacking/

 

A New Flaw Means You Can’t Let Your Thunderbolt Laptop Out of Your Sight

https://gizmodo.com/a-new-flaw-means-you-can-t-let-your-thunderbolt-laptop-1843388831

 

Hey Google sensitivity setting arrives for Google Home and Nest devices

The new setting helps solve the problem of Google Assistant either not hearing its wake word, or accidentally thinking it did hear it.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3541615/hey-google-sensitivity-on-google-home-and-nest-devices.html

 

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

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

 

73 million user records stolen from 10 companies – see the full list

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/full-list-of-companies-hit-by-data-breach/738336/

 

22 Hidden Chrome Features That Will Make Your Life Easier

Google's Chrome browser has a ton of hidden little tricks you may not know about. Here are 22 tips that will make you a better Chrome user.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/22-hidden-chrome-features-that-will-make-your-life-easier

 

How to tell how fast your internet speed is using a free and accurate speed test

https://www.yahoo.com/news/tell-fast-internet-speed-using-172900731.html

 

The U.S. campaign trail is actually quite secure.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/research-saturday/134/notes

 

Why ordering from Amazon has been so unpredictable during the coronavirus crisis

  - Shoppers have flooded Amazon’s website with orders for essential and non-essential goods during the coronavirus pandemic.

  - Amazon was overwhelmed by the surge in demand, resulting in delivery delays and logistics bottlenecks at its warehouses. Meanwhile, third-party sellers struggled to fulfill orders and keep their businesses afloat.

  - Despite recent improvements, Amazon said it can’t predict when things will return to normal for sellers, as many logistical challenges remain. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/09/amazon-and-sellers-negotiate-delays-demand-shifts-during-coronavirus.html

 

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 set up a remote school environment for kids with Linux

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

https://opensource.com/article/20/4/school-home-linux?sc_cid=7013a000002Dfa1AAC

 

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/

 

Healthcare, Government Organizations Targeted in BEC Attacks With COVID-19 Lures

https://www.securityweek.com/healthcare-government-organizations-targeted-bec-attacks-covid-19-lures

 

5 Sites Where You Can Download Old PC Games for Free

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-sites-where-you-can-download-old-pc-games-for-free-nb/

 

Meant to Combat ID Theft, Unemployment Benefits Letter Prompts ID Theft Worries

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/05/meant-to-combat-id-theft-unemployment-benefits-letter-prompts-id-theft-worries/

 

Chatbooks security breach. Users told to change their passwords

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/chatbooks-security-breach-users-told-to-change-their-passwords-23225.html#new_tab

 

Brazilian YouTuber Hit With Hefty Fines for Uploading Piracy Tutorials

https://gizmodo.com/brazilian-youtuber-hit-with-hefty-fines-for-uploading-p-1843393025

 

Pricey smart water valves are worth the investment, LexisNexis survey says

Not only should homeowners consider investing in smart water shut-off valves, insurers should offer incentives for installing them, according to the report.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3541718/pricey-smart-water-valves-are-worth-the-investment.html

 

The Quick Way to Resize Images on Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/resize-images-mac

 

How to record your screen on iPhone and iPad

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/record-iphone-and-ipad-screens/567335/

 

How Do You Find Malware? Microsoft and Intel Try Converting It Into 2D Images

The approach allows AI-powered antivirus programs to visually identify a malware’s characteristics.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/how-do-you-find-malware-microsoft-and-intel-try-converting-it-into-2d-images

 

How to take a screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy S20 and other Android phones

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/screenshot-galaxy-s8-s7-note-141522893.html

 

Voting security, public sentiment on 5G security, and European money laundering law.

https://thecyberwire.com/newsletters/policy-briefing/2/90

 

Zoom strikes a deal with NY AG office, closing the inquiry into its security problems

  - Zoom reached an agreement with New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office Thursday, closing the state’s inquiry into its security practices without an admission of wrongdoing from the company.

  - The agreement comes one day after the NYC Department of Education lifted its ban on Zoom after approving new safety features. 

  - Zoom still faces a probe led by the Connecticut attorney general and an investor lawsuit that claims the company failed to tell shareholders about privacy and security issues with its platform.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/07/zoom-strikes-a-deal-with-ny-ag-office-closing-security-inquiry.html

 

Microsoft to start changing Chrome's search engine to Bing for opt-in customers

Microsoft has revised its schedule for rolling out a Chrome browser extension to Office 365 customers; it plans to begin adding the extension to Google's browser this month.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3542775/microsoft-to-start-changing-chromes-search-engine-to-bing-for-opt-in-customers.html

 

How I use Hugo for my classroom's open source CMS

This open source software streamlines text editing while leaving room for customization.

https://opensource.com/article/20/4/hugo-classroom?sc_cid=7013a000002Dfa1AAC

 

How to create multiple profiles on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge Chromium includes the ability to create multiple profiles, and here's how to use the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/create-multiple-profiles-edge-chromium/

 

Google Authenticator Users Can Now Transfer 2SV Secrets Between Devices

https://www.securityweek.com/google-authenticator-users-can-now-transfer-2sv-secrets-between-devices

 

6 Ways to Secure Your Zoom Chat and Why You Need To

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/secure-your-zoom-video-conference/

 

Tech Support Scam Uses Child Porn Warning

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/05/tech-support-scam-uses-child-porn-warning/

 

Kaiji – a new strain of IoT malware seizing control and launching DDoS attacks

https://www.bitdefender.com/box/blog/iot-news/kaiji-new-strain-iot-malware-seizing-control-launching-ddos-attacks/#new_tab

 

Microsoft Brings an End to Reply Allpocalypses

https://gizmodo.com/microsoft-brings-an-end-to-reply-allpocalypses-1843381222

 

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

 

What to do when the Dock has disappeared on your Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/dock-disappearing-mac

 

5 Zoom tricks you need to know

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/5-zoom-tricks-you-need-to-know/738012/

 

Thunderbolt Flaw Allows Your Data to Be Stolen in 5 Minutes

If your system has a Thunderbolt port it's susceptible to the 'Thunderspy' method of stealing your data, even if it's encrypted and your system is locked.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/thunderbolt-flaw-allows-your-data-to-be-stolen-in-5-minutes

 

Firefox gets a better password manager

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/firefox-gets-better-password-manager-162835249.html

 

Social media surveillance. Snake ransomware now doxes victims. Shiny Hunters' stolen data sales. MobiFriends breached.

https://thecyberwire.com/newsletters/privacy-briefing/2/90

 

Elon Musk says coronavirus pandemic is ‘practice run’ for future viruses

  - Elon Musk said how the United States reacts to the Covid-19 pandemic can be viewed as a trial run before an even more deadly virus spreads across the globe.

  - Musk also believes the mortality rate of Covid-19 is much lower than estimated.

  - The Tesla CEO has been a vocal critic in how the U.S. has handled the pandemic.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/07/elon-musk-says-coronavirus-pandemic-is-practice-run-for-future-viruses.html

 

Microsoft, Apple open virtual dev conferences to all

It's going to be all virtual, all the time, for this year's Microsoft Build event and Apple's traditional WWDC. Blame the ongoing pandemic for the shift.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3542040/microsoft-apple-open-virtual-dev-conferences-to-all.html

 

Create web tutorials with Reveal.js and Git

Workshop slides can be viewed consistently on any browser, device, and platform with this easy workflow.

https://opensource.com/article/20/4/create-web-tutorial-git?sc_cid=7013a000002Dfa1AAC

 

How to switch profiles automatically on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge can now detect and offer to switch profiles automatically based on the link you click, and here's how to enable the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/switch-profiles-automatically-microsoft-edge/

 

ATM Maker Diebold Nixdorf Hit by Ransomware

https://www.securityweek.com/atm-maker-diebold-nixdorf-hit-ransomware

 

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

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

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

 

Europe’s Largest Private Hospital Operator Fresenius Hit by Ransomware

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/05/europes-largest-private-hospital-operator-fresenius-hit-by-ransomware/

 

For six years Samsung smartphone users have been at risk from critical security bug. Patch now

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-data-protection/six-years-samsung-smartphone-users-risk-critical-security-bug-patch-now/#new_tab

 

A Spike of New Coronavirus Infections Prompts Seoul to Close Bars and Clubs

https://gizmodo.com/a-spike-of-new-coronavirus-infections-prompts-seoul-to-1843379516

 

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

 

How to ensure your Safari privacy

https://macpaw.com/how-to/ensure-safari-privacy

 

Email scams targeting businesses hit by COVID-19

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/covid-19-scams-targeting-businesses/738199/

 

10 Cheap US Cities With Gigabit Internet Remote Workers Will Love

Sick of being trapped in your high-cost metro area? These 10 cities, big and small, have much cheaper housing and offer some of the fastest internet around, so you can do remote work without breaking the bank.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/10-cheap-us-cities-with-gigabit-internet-remote-workers-will-love

 

Google Meet shows up in Gmail inboxes, a few years too late

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-meet-shows-gmail-inboxes-190934682.html

 

Thunderbolt flaw lets hackers steal your data in 'five minutes'

Attackers with access can grab encrypted data even if you lock your PC.

https://www.engadget.com/thunderbolt-flaw-access-data-theft-075856181.html

 

US Says Chinese Hacking Vaccine Research: Reports

https://www.securityweek.com/us-says-chinese-hacking-vaccine-research-reports

 

18 CMD Tips, Tricks and Hacks | CMD Tutorial for Beginners | Command Prompt | Windows 7/8/8.1/10

18 CMD Tips, Tricks and Hacks | CMD Tutorial for Beginners | Command Prompt | Windows 7/8/8.1/10

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I've been using Apple's new iPhone SE for 2 weeks — here are the best and worst things about it so far

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ive-using-apples-iphone-se-162035343.html

 

What You Need to Know About Wifi 6E

https://lifehacker.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-wifi-6e-1843050220

 

How to Get Bing’s Daily Photos as Your Wallpaper on Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/672073/how-to-get-bing%e2%80%99s-daily-photos-as-your-wallpaper-on-android/

 

How to use Netflix Viewing Activity for viewing and downloading Netflix History

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/netflix-viewing-history

 

How to Insert a PDF Into a Word Document

When you need to compile two different types of files

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-insert-a-pdf-into-word-4690642

 

LibreOffice 7.0 drops Adobe Flash support

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/27/libreoffice-7-0-drops-adobe-flash-support/

 

iPhone SE is not as small as people want it to be. And I don't think Apple cares

Commentary: Apple seems to wave goodbye to tiny iPhones with the launch of its "small" iPhone SE.

https://www.cnet.com/news/iphone-se-not-as-small-as-people-want-and-i-dont-think-apple-cares/

 

11 best practices for Microsoft Teams video meetings

Here’s what to do before, during and after leading a video call in Microsoft Teams to ensure a beneficial experience for all.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3542389/11-best-practices-for-microsoft-teams-video-meetings.html

 

COVID-19 inspires Nigerian scammers to launch waves of BEC campaigns

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/covid-19-inspires-nigerian-scammers-to-launch-waves-of-bec-campaigns/

 

13 Android TV Apps to Supercharge Your Smart TV

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-android-tv-apps/

 

How to Determine System Memory Size, Speed, and Type in Windows 10

https://tinyurl.com/yc4jkn8a

 

How Does Windows Use Multiple CPU Cores?

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/310299-how-does-windows-use-multiple-cpu-cores

 

More than 30 firms join alliance calling for 'open' 5G systems

https://www.yahoo.com/news/more-30-firms-join-alliance-calling-open-5g-193243293.html

 

Twitter is testing a 'retweets with comments' counter

It's also experimenting with a tabbed retweets page for Android.

https://www.engadget.com/twitter-retweets-with-comments-test-213755314.html

 

Tech trick: Easily turn your handwritten notes into typed text

https://www.komando.com/technology/turn-handwritten-notes-into-typed-text/738200/

 

US Senators Want Comcast to Open Its Wi-Fi Hotspots to Students

Three Democratic senators want to know why Comcast won't open its Wi-Fi hotspots to students in rural and low-income areas when it previously said these hotspots would have no impact on residential internet speeds.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/us-senators-want-comcast-to-open-its-wi-fi-hotspots-to-students

 

Are You Charging Your MacBook on the Wrong Side?

https://lifehacker.com/are-you-charging-your-macbook-on-the-wrong-side-1843045306

 

How to Use Your Android Smartphone as a Webcam on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/671180/how-to-use-your-android-smartphone-as-a-webcam-on-windows-10/

 

How to remove Read-only from an Excel document?

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/remove-read-only-from-an-excel-document

 

Google Duo Adding New Features to Help You Stay Connected

12-person Duo chats are also coming to the web

https://www.lifewire.com/google-duo-adding-new-features-to-help-you-stay-connected-4844406

 

View thumbnails of your tabs and organize them with Panorama Tab Groups for Firefox

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/27/view-thumbnails-of-your-tabs-and-organize-them-with-panorama-tab-groups-for-firefox/

 

How iPhone SE compares to other 2020 budget phones: Pixel 3A, Galaxy S10E, Galaxy A51

See how Apple's newest iPhone SE 2020 stacks up against its other affordable rivals.

https://www.cnet.com/news/how-iphone-se-compares-other-2020-budget-phones-pixel-3a-galaxy-s10e-a51-specs-versus-price/

 

Review: 5 top videoconferencing services put to the test

We compared Zoom, Cisco Webex, Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting, and Google Meet in real-world tests to see which videoconferencing platforms perform best for business users. Here’s how they stack up.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3540259/review-5-top-videoconferencing-services-put-to-the-test.html?nsdr=true

 

Hacker hijacks Milwaukee Bucks star’s Twitter account, posts offensive trash talk

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/hacker-hijacks-milwaukee-bucks-stars-twitter-account-posts-offensive-trash-talk/

 

How to Use Zoom on Chromebook

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-to-use-zoom-on-chromebook/

 

Turn On or Off Badge on Your Phone app Taskbar Icon for New Notifications from Android Phone in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/156008-turn-off-badge-your-phone-app-taskbar-icon-notifications.html

 

Microsoft Reportedly Targeting Chromebooks With Revamped Windows 10X Plans

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/310163-microsoft-reportedly-targeting-chromebooks-with-revamped-windows-10x-plans

 

How to use the Command Prompt in Windows 10

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

 

Recommended Reading: Facebook's new content oversight board

The week's noteworthy writing on technology and more.

https://www.engadget.com/recommended-reading-facebooks-content-oversight-board-133057621.html

 

10 incredibly useful tech tips you’ll use over and over

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/tech-tips-youll-use-over-and-over/738117/

 

10 Best Practices for VoIP Success

If COVID-19 has you thinking about your business' communications, you're probably looking at a voice over IP or unified communications solution. For folks in that boat, here are ten best practices to help ensure success.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/10-best-practices-for-voip-success

 

Don't Let Microsoft Word Judge You For Using Two Spaces Between Sentences

https://lifehacker.com/dont-let-microsoft-word-judge-you-for-using-two-spaces-1843044595

 

How to Make Video Calls with Facebook Messenger

https://www.howtogeek.com/671864/how-to-make-video-calls-with-facebook-messenger/

 

What is a Computer Network? Different types of Computer Networks explained

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/what-is-a-computer-network-different-types-of-computer-networks-explained

 

Zoom Agrees to Get its Security Act Together

The popular video chat platform agrees to NY AG security terms

https://www.lifewire.com/zoom-agrees-get-security-act-together-4844381

 

Android 11 may revoke app permissions automatically

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/25/android-11-may-revoke-app-permissions-automatically/

 

11 best phones under $500: iPhone SE, Galaxy A51, Pixel 3A XL and more

If you're looking for a phone on a budget, check out CNET's top 11 picks.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-phones-under-500-iphone-se-2020-galaxy-a51-pixel-3a-xl-moto-g-stylus/

 

Odd problems remain unresolved, but get the April Windows and Office patches installed

In spite of persistent reports of pesky problems with April’s updates, there doesn’t seem to be a single point of pain. You need to watch out for the long-documented 'missing' data/zapped desktop bug, and it’s possible your printers will get knocked offline, but by and large now’s a good time to install the April patches.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3542709/odd-problems-remain-unresolved-but-get-the-april-windows-and-office-patches-installed.html

 

Zero-click vulnerability found in Samsung mobile phones

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/mobile-security/zero-click-vulnerability-found-in-samsung-mobile-phones/

 

How to Use the Microsoft Edge Tracking Prevention Feature to Protect Yourself

https://www.maketecheasier.com/microsoft-edge-tracking-prevention/

 

How to Enable Windows Sandbox Feature in Windows 10 Home Edition

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/131437-enable-windows-sandbox-feature-windows-10-home-edition.html

 

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

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

 

The best wireless routers for 2020

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/best-wireless-routers-buy-now-131526383.html

 

How to secure your video calls like a pro

Zoom me, maybe.

https://www.engadget.com/how-to-secure-your-video-calls-like-a-pro-190046885.html

 

How to disable your computer’s webcam and microphone

https://www.komando.com/privacy/secure-your-webcam-and-microphone/737903/

 

The Best PC RPGs for 2020

Indulge your desire for narrative-driven action and stat-building with these excellent PC role-playing games.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-best-pc-rpgs-for-2020

 

Help! My Computer Won't Recognize My USB Drive

https://lifehacker.com/help-my-computer-wont-recognize-my-usb-drive-1843023584

 

How to Use Side-by-Side Apps (Split View) on an iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/670526/how-to-use-side-by-side-apps-split-view-on-an-ipad/

 

Essential Amazon Prime Video Tips and Tricks to elevate your Streaming experience

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/amazon-prime-video-tips-tricks

 

What to Do When Skype Isn't Working

Having trouble with Skype? Try these 10 tips to get your call underway quickly

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-skype-problems-4153434

 

TreeLine is an open source PIM for Windows and Linux

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/25/treeline-is-an-open-source-pim-for-windows-and-linux/

 

How to block unwanted calls, texts and emails on your iPhone forever

Avoiding those unwanted messages and spam calls is easy peasy.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-block-unwanted-calls-texts-and-emails-on-your-iphone-forever/

 

The coronavirus will change Windows forever

And that’s partly because it’s making it easier for Microsoft to head in a direction it was already taking.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3541523/the-coronavirus-will-change-windows-forever.html

 

House Intel Committee releases closed-door testimonies from Russia election interference probe

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/house-intel-committee-releases-closed-door-testimonies-from-russia-election-interference-probe/

 

3 Ways to Replace and Reduce Your Windows Desktop Shortcuts Clutter

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

 

How to Disable Touchpad when Mouse is Connected in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/111633-disable-touchpad-when-mouse-connected-windows-10-a.html

 

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

 

These Flash Drives Let You Access Your Most Precious Information From Anywhere

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/flash-drives-let-access-most-205840908.html

 

Facebook's redesigned website finally starts rolling out to everyone

The new interface is now the default for all Facebook users.

https://www.engadget.com/new-facebook-desktop-redesign-official-160054794.html

 

20 VPN apps tested – see which ones are vulnerable to malware

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/which-vpns-failed-security-tests/737969/

 

'Hobby Project' Botnet Downloaded Anime for 8 Years

The botnet amassed over 10,000 bots using a vulnerability in D-Link hardware.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/hobby-project-botnet-downloaded-anime-for-8-years

 

Use Permissions to Keep Scammy Apps Off Your Android

https://lifehacker.com/use-permissions-to-keep-scammy-apps-off-your-android-1843026818

 

Raspberry Pi 4 Getting Started

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpJCAafw2qE&t=0s

 

How to run 1.5M Android apps, games on your PC, Mac

https://www.yahoo.com/news/run-1-5m-android-apps-110010193.html

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