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Aukey's 1080p webcam is just $45—and it's in stock

Get one while you still can.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3564619/aukeys-1080p-webcam-is-just-45and-its-in-stock.html

 

Facebook’s UK boss says ‘when there’s hate in the world there will also be hate on Facebook’

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/30/facebook-vp-there-will-be-hate-on-facebook-if-theres-hate-in-world.html

 

Microsoft to auto upgrade some business and education PCs to Chromium Edge in August (consumers updated in Fall update (version 2009))

Coming soon to a Windows 10 PC near you: the new Chromium-based version of Microsoft's Edge browser.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3565190/microsoft-to-auto-upgrade-some-business-and-education-pcs-to-chromium-edge-in-august.html

 

You Can Now Turn Off All Political Ads on Facebook

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/turn-off-political-ads-on-facebook/

 

PSA: All Apps Can Read Your iPhone and Android Clipboard

https://www.howtogeek.com/680147/psa-all-apps-can-read-your-iphone-and-android-clipboard/

 

Eight cities using Click2Gov targeted in Magecart skimming attacks

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/eight-cities-using-click2gov-targeted-in-magecart-skimming-attacks/

 

The 8 Best Car Code Readers of 2020

Diagnose problems and save yourself a trip to the mechanic

https://www.lifewire.com/best-car-code-readers-4156964

 

Remove Apps Linked to Your Facebook Account That You're Not Using

https://lifehacker.com/remove-apps-linked-to-your-facebook-account-that-youre-1844251401

 

Why can’t I connect to my hotel’s wireless network?

Hotels and other hotspot providers often insist that you agree to some terms of service before you can use their internet. The problem is that insistence can often interfere with the connection.

https://askleo.com/why-cant-i-connect-to-my-hotels-wireless-network/

 

Cyberattacks Possibly Involved in Explosions at Iranian Nuclear, Military Facilities

https://www.securityweek.com/cyberattacks-possibly-involved-explosions-iranian-nuclear-military-facilities

 

How to Do a Repair Install of Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/16397-repair-install-windows-10-place-upgrade.html

 

Windows 10 update will make life easier for 2-in-1 owners

Say goodbye to annoying notifications

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/windows-10-update-will-make-life-easier-for-2-in-1-owners

 

E-Verify’s “SSN Lock” is Nothing of the Sort

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/07/e-verifys-ssn-lock-is-nothing-of-the-sort/

 

Latest Windows 10 Insider build features the redesigned Start menu

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/07/02/latest-windows-10-insider-build-features-the-redesigned-start-menu/

 

Will iOS 14 work on my iPhone? Here's the full list of compatible devices

Last year, we found out only iPhones from the last four years would be compatible with iOS 13. We'll tell you if your phone will be compatible with iOS 14.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/will-ios-14-work-on-my-iphone-heres-the-full-list-of-compatible-devices/

 

LinkedIn and Reddit Are The Latest Apps Found to be Snooping On Your Clipboards

https://gizmodo.com/linkedin-and-reddit-are-the-latest-apps-found-to-be-sno-1844268155

 

How to Properly Dispose of Mail, Credit Cards, and Other Sensitive Documents

https://www.yahoo.com/news/properly-dispose-mail-credit-cards-122057290.html

 

Hackers hijack Twitter account of Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, offer to sell stolen data

https://www.grahamcluley.com/hack-russia-twitter-account/

 

Spotify Launches Premium Duo Subscription for Couples

In a first-of-its-kind subscription plan, Spotify allows couples to enjoy their favorite music together (or separately) for $12.99 per month.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/spotify-launches-premium-duo-subscription-for-couples

 

Live TV streaming service hikes prices 30% – we compare all the options

https://www.komando.com/tv-streaming/live-tv-streaming-services-compared/744010/

 

What Does Facebook Know About You? Why You Should Delete Facebook

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/facebook-privacy-25-things-social-network-knows/

 

How to Cancel Your YouTube TV Subscription

https://www.howtogeek.com/671697/how-to-cancel-your-youtube-tv-subscription/

 

LeBron James among the 1st stars to have their stolen law firm files put up for auction

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/lebron-james-among-the-1st-stars-to-have-their-stolen-law-firm-files-put-up-for-auction/

 

The 6 Best Webcams of 2020

https://www.lifewire.com/best-webcams-to-buy-4065141

 

You Should Mute Your Smart Speaker's Mic More Often

https://lifehacker.com/you-should-mute-your-smart-speakers-mic-more-often-1844250811

 

Does Turning Off Network Discovery Improve Wireless Security?

Unfortunately, network sniffing is a very simple thing to do and it has actually nothing to do with the network discovery option.

https://askleo.com/does-turning-off-network-discovery-improve-wireless-security/

 

US Senate Panel OKs Online Child Protection Bill Amid Privacy Fears

https://www.securityweek.com/us-senate-panel-oks-online-child-protection-bill-amid-privacy-fears

 

How to Enable or Disable Virtualized GPU (vGPU) Sharing for Windows Sandbox in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/159840-enable-disable-vgpu-sharing-windows-sandbox-windows-10-a.html

 

New Windows 10 Start Menu unveiled — here are the biggest changes

The redesign comes alongside a handful of new features

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/new-windows-10-start-menu-unveiled-here-are-the-biggest-changes

 

Ransomware Gangs Don’t Need PR Help

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/07/ransomware-gangs-dont-need-pr-help/

 

Closed Tabs may reopen faster in upcoming Chromium browsers

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/07/02/closed-tabs-may-reopen-faster-in-upcoming-chromium-browsers/

 

iPhone SE vs. iPhone 8: What's best for budget-minded Apple fans?

Some retailers are still selling the iPhone 8 despite Apple discontinuing the device. But you should just get the new iPhone SE instead.

https://www.cnet.com/news/iphone-comparison-new-iphone-se-vs-iphone-8-choose-the-best-apple-phone-if-youre-on-a-budget/

 

This New Olympus App Turns Your Camera Into a Webcam

https://gizmodo.com/this-new-olympus-app-turns-your-camera-into-a-webcam-1844249674

 

How to uninstall Microsoft OneNote from your PC or Mac computer

https://www.yahoo.com/news/uninstall-microsoft-onenote-pc-mac-041700401.html

 

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

https://www.grahamcluley.com/protect-roblox-account-hackers/

 

Over 240 Companies Stopped Advertising on Facebook Today

The #StopHateForProfit campaign encourages businesses to halt ads on the social network during July 2020, and more than 400 brands just did.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/over-240-companies-stopped-advertising-on-facebook-today

 

Windows 10 flaw: Opening a large image allows hackers to take over

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/windows-10-flaw-allows-hackers-to-take-over/744007/

 

How to Watch Classic Movies: The 10 Best Apps and Sites

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/the-3-best-sites-to-watch-your-favorite-classic-tv-movies-for-free/

 

How to Set Default File Drag and Drop Behavior on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/677102/how-to-set-default-file-drag-and-drop-behavior-on-windows-10/

 

NetWalker ransomware group claims attack on Fort Worth transportation agency

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/netwalker-ransomware-group-claims-attack-on-fort-worth-transportation-agency/

 

How to Use Bluetooth to Transfer Files Between Devices

Send data, music, and photos without an internet connection

https://www.lifewire.com/bluetooth-file-transfer-4147725

 

Replace File Explorer With This Free Windows App

https://lifehacker.com/replace-file-explorer-with-this-free-windows-app-1844168762

 

How Do I Get Wireless Internet?

You hear a lot about the wireless internet, but it's not something you can just connect to anywhere. It's more often something you purchase and set up.

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_get_wireless_internet/

 

Cisco Discloses Details of Chrome, Firefox Vulnerabilities

https://www.securityweek.com/cisco-discloses-details-chrome-firefox-vulnerabilities

 

How to Enable or Disable Networking in Windows Sandbox in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/159828-how-enable-disable-networking-windows-sandbox-windows-10-a.html

 

Urgent Windows 10 update plugs newfound security holes

Microsoft rolls out emergency security patch

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/urgent-windows-10-update-plugs-newfound-security-holes

 

Russian Cybercrime Boss Burkov Gets 9 Years

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/06/russian-cybercrime-boss-burkov-gets-9-years/

 

Copy URLs from highlighted text using the Copy Selected Links extension for Firefox

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/07/02/copy-urls-from-highlighted-text-using-the-copy-selected-links-extension-for-firefox/

 

How iOS 14 on iPhone will keep you from downloading apps you only use once

Apple's new App Clips feature will let you use a tiny slice of an app when you need it, without making you install it first.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-ios-14-on-iphone-will-keep-you-from-downloading-apps-you-only-use-once/

 

Court Rules Facebook Widgets Can Be Considered Wiretaps

https://gizmodo.com/court-rules-facebook-widgets-can-be-considered-wiretaps-1844245159

 

Kids and grandparents are especially vulnerable to identity fraud — here's how to protect them

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/lastpass-families-password-manager-185418472.html

 

Websites of eight US cities poisoned by malware skimming the credit card details of residents

What do they have in common? The Click2Gov online utility payment system

https://www.grahamcluley.com/websites-usa-cities-card-skimming/

 

The Risks and Benefits of Apple's Move to Its Own Silicon

Previous transitions between chips offer lessons about what can go right and what can go wrong.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-risks-and-benefits-of-apples-move-to-its-own-silicon

 

Microsoft caught importing data before you give the OK

https://www.komando.com/news/microsoft-edge-caught-importing-data/743787/

 

The 15 Best Self-Help Audiobooks to Change Your Life

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/self-improvement-audiobooks-help-change-your-life/

 

How to Add Apps to Microsoft Teams

https://www.howtogeek.com/676792/how-to-add-apps-to-microsoft-teams/

 

BMW customer database for sale on dark web

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/bmw-customer-database-for-sale-on-dark-web/

 

What Is a Server?

The internet wouldn't exist without servers

https://www.lifewire.com/servers-in-computer-networking-817380

 

Which Note-Taking App Should I Use for Apple Devices?

https://lifehacker.com/which-note-taking-app-should-i-use-for-apple-devices-1844166294

 

How Do I Connect My Desktop to the Nearby Wireless Internet WiFi Hotspot?

Wireless internet in WiFi hotspots makes for a convenient connection. To connect to the wireless internet, you need proximity, a little hardware, and permission.

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_connect_my_desktop_to_the_nearby_wireless_internet_wifi_hotspot/

 

Ransomware Operators Demand $14 Million From Power Company

https://www.securityweek.com/ransomware-operators-demand-14-million-power-company

 

How to Enable or Disable Automatic Maintenance to Wake Up Computer in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/125608-enable-disable-automatic-maintenance-wake-up-computer-windows-10-a.html

 

Chromebooks could get huge gaming boost with Steam support

Gaming on Chromebooks could be picking up Steam

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/chromebooks-could-get-huge-gaming-boost-with-steam-support

 

COVID-19 ‘Breach Bubble’ Waiting to Pop?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/06/covid-19-breach-bubble-waiting-to-pop/

 

Mozilla pauses Firefox 78.0 rollout, prepares Firefox 78.0.1

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/07/01/mozilla-pauses-firefox-78-0-rollout-prepares-firefox-78-0-1/

 

We got iOS 14 early: Hands-on with all the new features

Apple announced iOS 14 at the WWDC keynote. I tried out the developer beta version to get an early look at what's coming to our iPhones in the fall.

https://www.cnet.com/news/ios-14-developer-beta-early-hands-on-all-new-iphone-features/

 

Tape Storage Could Soon Crush Hard Drives With 400TB Capacities

https://gizmodo.com/tape-storage-could-soon-crush-hard-drives-with-400tb-ca-1844246165

 

The Chromebook Duet Is Lenovo's Most Surprising Laptop Yet

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/chromebook-duet-lenovos-most-surprising-140000888.html

 

Watching a $1.14 million ransomware negotiation between hackers and scientists searching for COVID-19 treatments

https://www.grahamcluley.com/ransomware-ucsf-netwalker-coronavirus/

 

The Best PC Games for 2020

Trials of Mana is just one of 178 expert reviews in 16 categories. These are the best PC games you should play right now.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-best-pc-games

 

Update these Google apps now before they stop working

https://www.komando.com/news/google-g-suite-app-updates/743783/

 

Microsoft Edge Is Reborn: How Does It Compare to the Old Legacy Version?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/microsoft-edge-reborn-compare-old-legacy-version/

 

Microsoft Patch Alert: June 2020

June’s crop of Microsoft patches brought printer problems two ways from Tuesday, a debilitating Outlook conflict, more LSASS failures, a zinger from the Microsoft Store, masses of Win10 version 2004 bugs – and no fix for the long-standing temp profile bug.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3216425/microsoft-patch-alert-june-2020.html

 

Why Use a Chromebook

Why use a Chromebook? Because they're freakin' awesome!

In a matter of a week I went from not even knowing why Chromebooks exists to absolution loving it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zqNbcQ8JHQ&t=26s

 

The power of Chrome OS!

Chrome OS is Google's free and open source operating system that runs on Chromebooks. It is based on Linux and provides a thin, fast and efficient OS for running Google's Chrome web browser. It can also run Android apps, as well as Linux apps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK_nJtPKpz0&t=1s

 

These 15 Enjoyable Funny News Websites Could Save Your Day

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/15-enjoyable-funny-news-websites-save-day/

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Thur 1997 07/02/2020

(Note: In this issue is a download for the new Edge Chromium browser and several articles on many of the other browsers based on Google open-source Chromium browser, and if your adventurous, and anti-Google Chromium-based browser without the tracking and other Google things some don't like near the end of this post.)

 

(Note: some have a need for desktop and cheap laptops for an external webcam.  Got to sources and it almost impossible to buy in a store, you have to order online.  Look them over and order quickly as these will disappear fast.  Some will have a delay in delivery due to no stock and waiting for delivery of backorders.)

 

Download the new Microsoft Edge based on Chromium

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4501095/download-the-new-microsoft-edge-based-on-chromium

 

The Best Webcams for Zoom Meetings, According to Our Readers

https://co-op.theinventory.com/the-best-webcams-for-zoom-meetings-according-to-our-re-1844247931?ks=streamshare

 

Where to buy a webcam: These stores have stock

Where to buy a webcam

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/where-to-buy-a-webcam

 

You Probably Can’t Run Windows on the New ARM-Based Macs

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/312102-you-probably-cant-run-windows-on-the-new-arm-based-macs

 

Lessons from COVID-19 Cyberattacks: Where Do We Go Next?

We need to learn from the attacks and attempts that have occurred in order to prepare for the future.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/lessons-from-covid-19-cyberattacks-where-do-we-go-next/a/d-id/1338190

 

AmpliFi Instant Router review: An easy WiFi Setup process makes it stand out!

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/amplifi-instant-router-review/

 

Dangerous New Mac Ransomware Spreads Through Torrent Sites

The malware masquerades as a legit network traffic monitoring app

https://www.lifewire.com/dangerous-new-mac-ransomware-spreads-through-torrent-sites-5070360

 

How to Run Android Apps on Windows 10 with Genymotion

https://www.maketecheasier.com/run-android-on-desktop-with-genymotion-android-emulator/

 

Microsoft shares Windows 10 2004 workaround for Storage Spaces issue

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-shares-windows-10-2004-workaround-for-storage-spaces-issue/

 

How to Enable or Disable Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/127060-enable-disable-windows-recovery-environment-windows-10-a.html

 

All the Chromium-based browsers (note list of other chromium-based browsers in slide 13 and 14 (doa))

https://www.zdnet.com/pictures/all-the-chromium-based-browsers/

 

European police hacked encrypted phones used by thousands of criminals

It led to one of the largest law enforcement busts ever.

https://www.engadget.com/europe-uk-police-hacked-encrochat-encrypted-phones-144351998.html

 

HandBrake

A comprehensive video converter suite, which supports a wide range of formats and offers impressive performance through flexible and intuitive features

https://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/CD-DVD-Rip-Other-Tools/HandBrake.shtml

 

The 10 Best Chromium Browser Alternatives Better Than Chrome

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/alternative-chromium-browsers/

 

iPhone 12 leak reveals big camera upgrade — but there's bad news, too

The iPhone 12 should get a new high-end lens, but shipments are reportedly delayed

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-12-leak-reveals-surprise-camera-upgrade

 

How To Backup Photos Uploaded To Google Photos

https://www.techjunkie.com/backup-photos-uploaded-google-photos/

 

Dump Chrome: 7 Alternative Web Browsers

Using a less-popular web browser can offer benefits not found in the more commonly used software, such as greater customization and privacy.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/dump-chrome-7-alternative-web-browsers

 

8 ways you’re ruining your Windows computer

https://www.komando.com/downloads/8-ways-youre-ruining-your-windows-computer/594786/

 

Printer Pratfalls, Privacy Predicament, Performance Problems Plague Windows Update

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/312206-printer-privacy-performance-windows-update

 

COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary

Check out Dark Reading's updated, exclusive news and commentary surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.darkreading.com/operations/covid-19-latest-security-news-and-commentary/d/d-id/1337452

 

How to view or delete all Blocked Trackers in Microsoft Edge

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-view-or-delete-all-blocked-trackers-in-microsoft-edge/

 

Microsoft Has a New Windows 10 File Recovery App

Microsoft is about to "Sherlock" a whole bunch of third-party utilities

https://www.lifewire.com/microsoft-has-a-new-windows-10-file-recovery-app-5070292

 

How to Play Xbox 360 Games on Your PC with Xenia

https://www.maketecheasier.com/play-xbox-360-games-on-pc-with-xenia/

 

Researchers link APT15 hackers to Chinese military company

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/researchers-link-apt15-hackers-to-chinese-military-company/

 

How to Optimize the Performance of Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/26120-optimize-performance-windows-10-a.html

 

7 Best Chromium Based Browsers With Extra Features

https://techlog360.com/best-chromium-based-browsers/

 

Will gallium nitride electronics change the world?

Not all semiconductors are equal.

https://www.engadget.com/gallium-nitride-upscaled-133000829.html

 

Pinterest Save Button for Chrome

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

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

 

10 Hidden Modes in Windows and How to Use Them

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/hidden-modes-windows/

 

Apple Glass concept video reveals a must-have iPhone accessory

The Apple Glasses look awesome in this official-looking teaser

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/apple-glass-concept-video-reveals-a-must-have-iphone-accessory

 

How To Switch Out Of S Mode In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/switch-out-s-mode-windows-10/

 

Social Privacy Is on the Rise: Almost Half of Social Media Accounts Are Kept Private

A survey asking people how they use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok reveals people may be getting smarter about how they socialize online. Maybe.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/social-privacy-is-on-the-rise-almost-half-of-social-media-accounts-are

 

Stream Hamilton this weekend or watch movies on these free sites

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/10-best-sites-to-watch-movies-free/604808/

 

Intel Shows Faint Signs of Life as AMD Dominates Retail CPU Sales

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/312231-intel-shows-faint-signs-of-life-as-amd-dominates-retail-cpu-sales

 

7 IoT Tips for Home Users

Whether for business or pleasure, you're on your own once you walk into the house with a new Internet of Things device. Here's how to keep everyone secure.

https://www.darkreading.com/iot/7-iot-tips-for-home-users/d/d-id/1338201

 

How to remove Google Meet from Gmail sidebar

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-remove-google-meet-from-gmail-sidebar/

 

Free WYSIWYG Web Editors for Windows

Use these visual editors to create great-looking web pages

https://www.lifewire.com/free-wysiwyg-web-editors-for-windows-3468162

 

How to Create and Use a Batch File to Move Multiple Files in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/move-files-by-type-in-windows/

 

Hundreds arrested after encrypted messaging network takeover

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hundreds-arrested-after-encrypted-messaging-network-takeover/

 

How to Use Local Devices and Resources on Hyper-V Virtual Machine in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/58091-use-local-devices-resources-hyper-v-virtual-machine-windows.html

 

Best Chromium Based Browser

https://www.slimjet.com/en/lp/best-chromium-browser.php

 

Best Buy sale knocks 50 percent off a TCL 8-series Roku TV

Get one of the newest TVs with mini LED tech for $1,000.

https://www.engadget.com/tcl-8-series-roku-tv-july-4-best-buy-sale-090001328.html

 

Thunderbird (Alternate for MS Outlook on the desktop)

Comprehensive e-mail client that lets you chat with other people and supports extensions, multiple tabs, and security features (e.g. signature, certificate, encryption etc.)

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/E-mail/E-mail-Clients/Mozilla-Thunderbird.shtml

 

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

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

 

LG rollable phone should be ready to tangle with the Galaxy Z Flip

'Project B' has a screen that rolls up, and it's on track for a 2021 debut

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/lg-rollable-phone-should-be-ready-to-tangle-with-the-galaxy-z-flip

 

How To See Your PC’s Windows Experience Index Score In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/windows-experience-index-score-windows-10/

 

What Is a VPN, and Why You Need One

The best VPNs can help secure your web traffic against snoops, spies, and anyone else who wants to steal or monetize your data.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/what-is-a-vpn-and-why-you-need-one

 

Frightening new ransomware attacking Macs

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/new-mac-ransomware/744835/

 

Microsoft Releases Emergency Windows Patch for Malicious Image Attack

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/312310-microsoft-releases-emergency-windows-patch-for-malicious-image-attack

 

Attackers Compromised Dozens of News Websites as Part of Ransomware Campaign

Malware used to download WastedLocker on target networks was hosted on legit websites belonging to one parent company, Symantec says.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/attackers-compromised-dozens-of-news-websites-as-part-of-ransomware-campaign/d/d-id/1338265

 

How to add a site to Tracking Prevention Exceptions list in Edge browser

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/add-site-in-tracking-prevention-exceptions-in-edge/

 

Basic Tools for Web Design

You don't need a lot of software to get started as a web developer

https://www.lifewire.com/basic-tools-for-web-design-3466383

 

How to Install Ubuntu on Raspberry Pi

https://www.maketecheasier.com/install-ubuntu-on-raspberry-pi/

 

Windows POS malware uses DNS to smuggle stolen credit cards (POS, Point of Sales software on a PC as a cash register in some businesses)

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/windows-pos-malware-uses-dns-to-smuggle-stolen-credit-cards/

 

How to Enable or Disable Video Input in Windows Sandbox in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/159841-how-enable-disable-video-input-windows-sandbox-windows-10-a.html

 

20 Alternative Web Browsers For Windows You Didn’t Know Of

https://www.hongkiat.com/blog/alternative-windows-web-browsers/

 

Windows 10's Start menu is getting a visual refresh

Microsoft is testing a new Start menu with partially transparent background and no colored backplates.

https://www.engadget.com/windows-10-start-menu-virtual-refresh-073147373.html

 

EncryptOnClick

An application that allows you to encrypt and decrypt any type of file or an entire folder using the well-known and virtually impenetrable 256-bit AES algorithms

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Encrypting/EncryptOnClick.shtml

 

15 Essential Tips for Ubuntu Linux Power Users

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/15-great-tips-for-ubuntu-power-users/

 

Amazon Prime Day delayed until October (report)

Prime Day slips to October because of coronavirus

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/amazon-prime-day-delayed-till-october-report

 

How To Use Windows Sandbox

https://www.techjunkie.com/use-windows-sandbox/

 

Facebook Admits to Sharing Too Much User Data With Developers (Again)

Thousands of developers have been collecting information after the 90-day cut off.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/facebook-admits-to-sharing-too-much-user-data-with-developers-again

 

Stop listening! 1,000 phrases that can trigger Alexa, Siri, Cortana and Google

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/phrases-that-can-trigger-smart-speakers/744009/

 

How Your Smartphone’s Video Camera Does Its Magic

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/311446-how-your-smartphones-video-camera-does-its-magic

 

ungoogled-chromium (look way down the article for Downloads (binaries available including Windows 32 and 64 bit)

A lightweight approach to removing Google web service dependency

https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium

 

There’s No Ubuntu 32-bit ISO. What Now?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/no-ubuntu-32-bit-iso-what-now/

 

What are the best Chrome based browsers?

https://nordvpn.com/blog/chrome-based-browsers/

 

How to Reduce Google Chrome’s Memory Usage and Free Up RAM

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google-chrome-ram-memory-usage/

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Wed 1906 07/01/2020

US Govt shares tips on defending against cyberattacks via Tor

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-govt-shares-tips-on-defending-against-cyberattacks-via-tor/

 

MICROSOFT REPORTEDLY LAUNCHING ITS CHEAPER XBOX SERIES S MODEL IN AUGUST 

Microsoft's second model of the next-generation console is expected to be called "Xbox Series X" and is reportedly launching in August.

https://pureinfotech.com/xbox-series-s-august-release-date/

 

Some Surface devices no longer blocked from Windows 10 May 2020 Update

The Surface Pro 7 and Laptop 3 are among the devices no longer blocked from the latest Windows 10 Update.

https://www.windowscentral.com/some-surface-devices-no-longer-blocked-windows-10-may-2020-update

 

State-backed COVID-19 disinfo spreads faster and farther than local news outlets in 4 languages

https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/01/state-backed-covid-19-disinfo-spreads-faster-and-farther-than-local-news-outlets-in-4-languages/

 

Microsoft Word reads to you: How to use the Speak and Read Aloud commands

The Speak feature was incorporated into Microsoft Office back in version 2003.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3335677/microsoft-word-reads-to-you-how-to-use-the-speak-and-read-aloud-commands.html

 

The ultimate guide to backing up your Mac

Protect your files forever

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/computing/the-ultimate-guide-to-backing-up-your-mac-1318501

 

Afraid To Edit Your Registry? Don’t Be...

https://askbobrankin.com/afraid_to_edit_your_registry_dont_be.html

 

Webcam Security: How to Stop Your Camera from Being Hacked

Webcams are everywhere: in our laptops, in our security systems, and in our phones wherever we go. Yet webcam security is often a blind spot for even the most secure systems, leaving most webcams vulnerable to hacking. Learn how to tell if your webcam is hacked, and find out how to improve your webcam security and protect your privacy.

https://www.avast.com/c-webcam-security

 

FBI warns K12 schools of ransomware attacks via RDP

The FBI has issued a security alert warning K12 schools of the "ransomware threat" during the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/fbi-warns-k12-schools-of-ransomware-attacks-via-rdp/

 

How to use the Google Pixel Safety Check feature

The Android-powered Google Pixel line of phones received a very important updated feature dedicated to user's personal safety. Learn how to use the Safety Check feature.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-the-google-pixel-safety-check-feature/

 

Windows Defender, Edge Update: Slow PCs, Errors

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10779/windows-defender-edge-update-slow-pcs-errors

 

Does Your Mac Really Need a Firewall? What You Need to Know

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/mac-really-need-firewall/

 

Can I keep my partner’s Apple purchases and account after they die?

Apple treat licenses as till death do they part.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3546279/can-i-keep-my-partner-s-apple-purchases-and-account-after-they-die.html

 

Microsoft announces new Windows 10 Start menu design and updated Alt-Tab

Other improvements include a new taskbar layout

https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/1/21310597/microsoft-windows-10-start-menu-design-new-alt-tab-features

 

Don't Fall Victim To These Common Social Networking Scams

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2020/06/24/dont-fall-victim-to-these-common-social-networking-scams/#259d5d6e5462

 

Frightening new ransomware attacking Macs

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/new-mac-ransomware/744835/

 

The Best Free Software of 2020

You want powerful software—but you don't have to pay for it. Everything you need to be productive on your PC is in this list of 85 programs, and it's all totally free.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/best-free-software

 

Dozens of US news sites hacked in WastedLocker ransomware attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/dozens-of-us-news-sites-hacked-in-wastedlocker-ransomware-attacks/

 

How to enable hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling on Windows 10

Windows 10 introduces new hardware scheduling feature allowing GPUs to manage their own memory to improve experience, and here's how to enable the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-hardware-accelerated-gpu-scheduling-windows-10/

 

Microsoft aims to teach digital skills to 25 million people in 2020

Microsoft is bringing together resources to help people with employment.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-commits-teaching-digital-skills-25-million-people-2020

 

Dish closes Boost Mobile purchase, following T-Mobile/Sprint merger

https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/01/dish-closes-boost-mobile-purchase-following-t-mobile-sprint-merger/

 

Google retires the affordable Pixel 3a as Pixel 4a rumors swirl

Goodnight, sweet prince

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3564794/google-retires-the-affordable-pixel-3a-as-pixel-4a-rumors-swirl.html

 

How to use Calm: meditation and mindfulness for tough times

Keep on top of stress with simple exercises

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-calm-meditation-and-mindfulness-for-tough-times

 

Getting Started With OneDrive

https://askbobrankin.com/getting_started_with_onedrive.html

 

Beware of ATM and gas pump card skimming

ATMs and gas pumps have long been a target for thieves to gather unsuspecting users credit card information. Here’s what you need to know

https://blog.avast.com/beware-of-atm-and-gas-pump-skimmers-avast

 

This ransomware has learned a new trick: Scanning for point of sales devices

Already one of the most dangerous forms of ransomware, now Sodinokibi looks like it could also be attempting to make money from stolen payment information too.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/this-ransomware-has-learned-a-new-trick-scanning-for-point-of-sales-devices/

 

Zoom: We've delivered on all of our security and privacy promises, apart from one

CEO Eric Yuan said the company had been working to improve safety, privacy and security, but has pushed back the date for its transparency report.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/zoom-weve-delivered-on-all-of-our-security-and-privacy-promises-apart-from-one/

 

25 Android Apps Steal Facebook Passwords

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10780/25-android-apps-steal-facebook-passwords

 

6 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade Your PC Motherboard

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-reasons-upgrade-pc-motherboard/

 

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

 

Dish now owns Boost Mobile, following sale from T-Mobile

There’s a new logo, too

https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/1/21309968/dish-boost-sprint-tmobile-acquisition-spinoff-closes-prepaid

 

Black Hat Survey: Breach Concerns Hit Record Levels Due to COVID-19

Annual "Black Hat USA Attendee Survey" indicates unprecedented concern over possible compromises of enterprise networks and US critical infrastructure.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/black-hat-survey-breach-concerns-hit-record-levels-due-to-covid-19/d/d-id/1338167

 

How to share medical information on your phone in an emergency

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/how-to-share-medical-information-on-your-phone/575124/

 

Microsoft Gives the Windows 10 Start Menu a New Look

The solid color backplates behind app logos are gone, replaced with a partially transparent background.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-gives-the-windows-10-start-menu-a-new-look

 

Windows 10 background image tool can be abused to download malware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/windows-10-background-image-tool-can-be-abused-to-download-malware/

 

Amazon Prime Video app arrives to Windows 10

Amazon finally builds a Prime Video app for Windows 10, and you can download it now from the Microsoft Store.

https://pureinfotech.com/amazon-prime-video-app-windows-10/

 

How to create custom Microsoft Word templates in Office

If you keep creating documents with the same structure and similar content, then you should be using a template to save time – Here's how on Microsoft Word.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-create-custom-word-template-office

 

Apple will let you port Google Chrome extensions to Safari

https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/25/apple-will-let-you-port-google-chrome-extensions-to-safari/

 

Data caps on Comcast, T-Mobile return on July 1

Comcast Xfinity, Mediacom and T-Mobile are scheduled to return to normal service on June 30, as the benefits granted by ISPs during the quarantine expire. Late fees will be back, too.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3564590/data-caps-on-comcast-t-mobile-return-on-july-1.html

 

How to block a number on iPhone and Android

This will help you block spam texts and calls

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-block-a-number-on-iphone-and-android

 

Geekly Update - 01 July 2020

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_01_july_2020.html

 

Lululemon’s Rex Sarabia works up a sweat building a security awareness program from scratch

https://www.scmagazine.com/infosec-world-2020/lululemons-rex-sarabia-works-up-a-sweat-building-a-security-awareness-program-from-scratch/

 

Anatomy of a survey scam – how innocent questions can rip you off

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/06/22/anatomy-of-a-survey-scam-how-innocent-questions-can-rip-you-off/

 

Trojans, backdoors, and trojan-droppers among most analyzed cyberthreats

Almost three quarters of all requests for analysis to Kaspersky's Threat Intelligence Portal were for trojans, backdoors, and droppers.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/trojans-backdoors-and-trojan-droppers-among-most-analyzed-cyberthreats/

 

How iOS 14 paves the way for Apple’s AR Glasses

Apple introduced several new iOS 14 features during its WWDC 2020 keynote last week, including a few significant user interface changes.

The macOS Big Sur update is Apple’s most significant Mac software redesign in years, aligning the Mac to the iPhones and iPad when it comes to the user interface.

A uniform UI design language would benefit the rumored Apple AR Glasses the most, and the following concept shows what an iOS-14-based glassOS would look like.

https://bgr.com/2020/06/30/ios-14-features-user-interface-concept-for-apple-glass-glassos/

 

12 Little-Known Microsoft OneNote Features You Will Love

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-little-known-onenote-features-will-love/

 

Camera FrontBack review: Stay in the action with picture-in-picture camera app

Captures real-time video from the front and rear iPhone cameras at the same time, superimposing one on top of the other.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3564535/camera-frontback-review.html

 

Google to add background blur, captioning, and low-light mode to Meet video calls

The company is playing a little catch-up with Zoom and Microsoft Teams

https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/27/21305434/google-meet-background-blur-captioning-video-microsoft-teams-zoom

 

Office 365 Phishing Campaign Exploits Samsung, Adobe and Oxford Servers

https://research.checkpoint.com/2020/phishing-campaign-exploits-samsung-adobe-and-oxford-servers/

 

Windows 10 flaw: Opening a large image allows hackers to take over

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/windows-10-flaw-allows-hackers-to-take-over/744007/

 

What Is a VPN, and Why You Need One

The best VPNs can help secure your web traffic against snoops, spies, and anyone else who wants to steal or monetize your data.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/what-is-a-vpn-and-why-you-need-one

 

BlueLeaks data dump exposes over 24 years of police records

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/blueleaks-data-dump-exposes-over-24-years-of-police-records/

 

What’s Windows 10 version 20H2?

Microsoft announces Windows 10 version 20H2, and it'll be a small update that won't require reinstallation.

https://pureinfotech.com/whats-windows-10-20h2/

 

Best AMD Ryzen Laptops in 2020

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-amd-ryzen-laptops

 

Google Sheets will soon be able to autocomplete data for you

https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/30/google-sheets-will-soon-be-able-to-autocomplete-data-for-you/

 

New Windows test build makes major changes to Start, Taskbar, and Alt+Tab

Microsoft's nifty graphing version of the Windows Calculator app is live, too.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3564565/new-windows-test-build-makes-major-changes-to-start-taskbar-and-alttab.html

 

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

Get your photo backups sorted with Google's cloud service

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

 

The psychology of social engineering—the “soft” side of cybercrime

https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2020/06/30/psychology-social-engineering-soft-side-cybercrime/?ocid=3017125&MC=SysMagSof&MC=OfficeO365&MC=MSAzure&MC=SecSys&MC=MsgCollab

 

[Heads Up] A New Devilish Malware Worm Called Lucifer Is Targeting Your Windows Workstations

https://blog.knowbe4.com/heads-up-a-new-devilish-malware-worm-called-lucifer-is-targeting-your-windows-workstations

 

Operation In(ter)ception: Aerospace and military companies in the crosshairs of cyberspies

ESET researchers uncover targeted attacks against high-profile aerospace and military companies

https://www.welivesecurity.com/2020/06/17/operation-interception-aerospace-military-companies-cyberspies/

 

US schools have lost 24.5 million records in breaches since 2005

A report from Comparitech found that since 2005 K–12 districts and colleges/universities have been attacked more than 1,300 times.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/us-schools-have-lost-24-5-million-records-in-breaches-since-2005/

 

10 essential iPhone apps every single person should be using

  - An iPhone is only as good as its apps, which is why the ecosystem surrounding Apple’s mobile devices is so massive.

  - Everyone has his or her own unique handful of apps they could never be without, but there are also some essential apps out there that everyone should be using.

https://bgr.com/2020/06/22/best-ios-apps-2020-for-iphone-ahead-of-ios-14/

 

7 Uses for a USB Stick You Didn’t Know About

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/five-uses-for-a-usb-stick-you-didnt-know-about/

 

How to solve ImageCaptureCore error -9937 when importing photos and videos from your phone to your Mac

Your iPhone is trying to send photos in an incompatible format, but you have options.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3564333/how-to-solve-imagecapturecore-error-9937-when-importing-photos-and-videos-from-your-phone-to-your-m.html

 

Google’s Phone app could soon tell you why a business is calling you

As part of a new pilot Google is running in Brazil

https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/26/21304334/google-phone-app-verified-call-android-business-spam

 

Click here to update your webhook.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/research-saturday/140/transcript

 

Security tip: One way to secure your phone from hackers

https://www.komando.com/privacy/how-to-secure-your-iphone-from-hackers/742932/

 

Over 240 Companies Stopped Advertising on Facebook Today

The #StopHateForProfit campaign encourages businesses to halt ads on the social network during July 2020, and more than 400 brands just did.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/over-240-companies-stopped-advertising-on-facebook-today

 

Ransomware operators lurk on your network after their attack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ransomware-operators-lurk-on-your-network-after-their-attack/

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Tue 1995 06/30/2020

First benchmarks of Apple's ARM macOS development kit surface online

Apple will bring fierce competition to both Intel and Qualcomm

https://www.techspot.com/news/85807-first-benchmarks-apple-arm-macos-development-kit-surface.html

 

The best wireless routers for 2020

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

 

Microsoft is offering low-cost certifications to job seekers

The company says improving digital skills is key to helping the economy recover.

https://www.engadget.com/microsoft-certifications-training-digital-skills-173611492.html

 

100% Disk Usage in Windows 10 Fixed With 15 Tricks

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

 

COVID-19 ‘Breach Bubble’ Waiting to Pop?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/06/covid-19-breach-bubble-waiting-to-pop/

 

Can My Work Spy on My Home Computer? Three Ways You Might Be Letting Them In, and What To Do

Using a computer at work puts you at their mercy. It's technically possible your workplace could spy on all your activities.

https://askleo.com/can-my-work-spy-on-my-home-computer/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JET8nlupypdfbL

 

Apple's Silicon Macs promise screaming performance

The first early Silicon Mac benchmarks are just a pale reflection of the potential Apple could unleash with these machines.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3564716/apples-silicon-macs-promise-screaming-performance.html

 

Google raises price of YouTube TV, its cable-like bundle, to $65 a month

  - YouTube is raising its monthly subscription to its television package by $15 starting this month.

  - While the company said it added ViacomCBS brands to YouTube TV, it also said it understands if customers want to pause or cancel their subscriptions due to the price hike.

  - It follows a prior price bump a year ago.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/30/google-raises-price-of-youtube-tv-to-65-a-month.html

 

Data Stolen From 945 Websites Emerges on Dark Web

https://www.securityweek.com/data-stolen-945-websites-emerges-dark-web

 

How the BlueLeaks data breach happened

https://blog.avast.com/understanding-blueleaks-avast

 

Early Apple ARM Benchmarks Leak, Show Intriguing Picture vs. x86

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/312234-apple-a12z-arm-performance-vs-x86

 

How to restore permanently deleted files on Windows 10 using Windows File Recovery

If you're using Windows 10 version 2004, you can use the Windows File Recovery tool to restore permanently delete files, and here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/restore-permanently-deleted-files-windows-10-windows-file-recovery/

 

Voice recordings from domestic violence alerting app exposed on the internet

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/voice-recordings-from-domestic-violence-alerting-app-exposed-on-the-internet-23609.html

 

Google’s Stadia controller finally works wirelessly with Android devices

It has taken more than six months, but it’s finally here

https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/30/21308374/google-stadia-controller-wireless-android-mobile-support

 

Voice Memos app in iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur adds new Enhance Recording feature, more

https://9to5mac.com/2020/06/30/voice-memos-ios-14/#more-654389

 

Future Apple Watches Could Scan Your Veins to Detect Gestures

https://gizmodo.com/future-apple-watches-could-scan-your-veins-to-detect-ge-1844217928

 

How to Block Robotexts and Spam Messages

Robotexts and junk messages are a fact of life, but that doesn't mean you have to put up with them. Here's how to block spam text messages.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-block-robotexts-and-spam-messages

 

Scary new malware spreading through Google search

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/malware-spreading-through-google-search/743207/

 

How to Increase Dedicated Video RAM (VRAM) in Windows 10

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/video-ram-windows-10/

 

Russian Cybercrime Boss Burkov Gets 9 Years

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/06/russian-cybercrime-boss-burkov-gets-9-years/

 

What’s the Difference Between Windows Defender, Windows Security, and Microsoft Security Essentials?

Windows Security is Windows Defender is Microsoft Security Essentials, by any other name. Windows Defender has also had different meanings over the years.

https://askleo.com/difference-windows-defender-windows-security-microsoft-security-essentials/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JET8nlupypdfbL

 

Microsoft strips manual deferrals of future feature upgrades from Windows 10, cites 'confusion'

Microsoft has eliminated the ability to manually stop feature upgrades from reaching unmanaged PCs running Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise and Education.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3564597/microsoft-strips-manual-deferrals-of-future-feature-upgrades-from-windows-10-cites-confusion.html

 

Google acquires North, which makes smart glasses similar to Google Glass

  - Google has bought North, formerly Thalmic Labs.

  - The company makes smart glasses that display computerized information superimposed over the real world, similar to Google Glass.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/30/google-acquires-north-augmented-reality-glasses-start-up.html

 

Driver Vulnerabilities Facilitate Attacks on ATMs, PoS Systems (small invisible pieces of software to allow communications between the hardware and OS)

https://www.securityweek.com/driver-vulnerabilities-facilitate-attacks-atms-pos-systems

 

Google pulls 106 malicious Chrome extensions

https://blog.avast.com/google-removes-106-malicious-chrome-extensions-avast

 

Microsoft's Cheaper Next-Gen Xbox's CPU Is More Powerful Than PS5 - Report

Microsoft's other next-gen console, codenamed Lockhart, isn't skimping on every hardware component.

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/microsofts-cheaper-nextgen-xboxs-cpu-is-more-power/1100-6479148/

 

How to enable password monitor on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge can now notify if your password has been compromised, and this is how you can enable the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-password-monitor-microsoft-edge/

 

DDoSecrets thrown off Twitter after distributing 269GB BlueLeaks data dump

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/ddosecrets-thrown-off-twitter-after-distributing-269gb-blueleaks-data-dump-23577.html

 

Apple’s AirPods with wireless charging are available refurbished for $110

This is the best price we’ve ever seen

https://www.theverge.com/good-deals/2020/6/30/21308113/apple-airpods-wireless-case-headphones-refurbished-sale-deal-best-buy

 

Hands-on with iOS 14’s Sound Recognition feature that listens for doorbells, smoke alarms, more

https://9to5mac.com/2020/06/30/how-to-use-iphone-sound-recognition-ios-14/#more-654330

 

New York Times Realizes Big Tech News Aggregation Like Apple News Actually Bad

https://gizmodo.com/new-york-times-realizes-big-tech-news-aggregation-like-1844211164

 

How to Run Diagnostics on Your iPhone or Android Phone

Whether you're curious about a device you purchased or want to see how well a phone runs before you sell it, here are the best diagnostic tools for iPhone and Android.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-run-diagnostics-on-your-iphone-or-android-phone

 

Your phone has a hidden map tracking everywhere you’ve been

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/apple-your-iphone-is-secretly-mapping-you/465598/

 

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

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

 

New Charges, Sentencing in Satori IoT Botnet Conspiracy

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/06/new-charges-sentencing-in-satori-iot-botnet-conspiracy/

 

Why Is My Laptop Running Slower When It’s on Battery? Where to Look for the Settings You Can Change

Laptop settings control power use when running on battery. Your choices affect performance and how quickly you'll need to plug in again.

https://askleo.com/laptop-slower-on-battery/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JET8nlupypdfbL

 

Microsoft nixes update deferral settings, but gives us a TargetReleaseVersionInfo

The company intentionally removed the “update deferral” options from the Win10 version 2004 Update Advanced options pane, ostensibly “to prevent confusion.” Riiiiight. But there’s good news: a newly documented Pro, Education and Enterprise Registry setting that circumvents the version deferral problems. And it appears to work in version 1803 onward.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3564158/microsoft-nixes-update-deferral-settings-but-gives-us-a-targetreleaseversioninfo.html

 

Windows 10 Gets File Recovery Tool

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10778/windows-10-gets-file-recovery-tool

 

Russian Pleads Guilty for Role in Cybercrime Organization

https://www.securityweek.com/russian-pleads-guilty-role-cybercrime-organization

 

The anatomy of a phish

Understanding different types of phishing attacks and the different triggers cybercriminals use to trick users into falling for it.

https://blog.avast.com/the-anatomy-of-a-phish-avast

 

New Mac Ransomware Found in Pirated Mac Apps

https://www.macrumors.com/2020/06/30/new-mac-ransomware-pirated-apps/

 

MICROSOFT REPORTEDLY LAUNCHING ITS CHEAPER XBOX SERIES S MODEL IN AUGUST 

Microsoft's second model of the next-generation console is expected to be called "Xbox Series X" and is reportedly launching in August.

https://pureinfotech.com/xbox-series-s-august-release-date/

 

Email Scammers Using Old Tricks With New Twists

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Email-Scammers-Using-Old-Tricks-With-New-Twists-86725.html

 

Aukey's 1080p webcam is just $45—and it's in stock

Get one while you still can.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3564619/aukeys-1080p-webcam-is-just-45and-its-in-stock.html

 

Hands-on with 250+ iOS 14 beta features and changes [Video]

https://9to5mac.com/2020/06/29/hands-on-with-250-ios-14-beta-features-and-changes-video/

 

All the Sensors in Your Smartphone, and How They Work

https://gizmodo.com/all-the-sensors-in-your-smartphone-and-how-they-work-1797121002

 

Samsung Launches 870 QVO SSDs in Capacities Up to 8TB

The second-generation quad-level cell SATA flash drives improve read speeds by 13 percent.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/samsung-launches-870-qvo-ssds-in-capacities-up-to-8tb

 

5 hidden spy cameras that could be watching you

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/5-hidden-spy-cameras-that-could-be-watching-you/737256/

 

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

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

 

Watching a $1.14 million ransomware negotiation between hackers and scientists searching for COVID-19 treatments

https://www.grahamcluley.com/ransomware-ucsf-netwalker-coronavirus/

 

Does Turning Off Network Discovery Improve Wireless Security?

Unfortunately, network sniffing is a very simple thing to do and it has actually nothing to do with the network discovery option.

https://askleo.com/does-turning-off-network-discovery-improve-wireless-security/

 

Microsoft to resume non-security updates for Windows 10 in July

The company plans to resume distribution of the non-security updates, but only to Windows 10 1809 and, eventually, to Windows Server.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3563516/microsoft-to-resume-non-security-updates-for-windows-10-in-july.html

 

How to Fix: Hide User Accounts Windows 10 Login Screen

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10777/how-fix-hide-user-accounts-windows-10-login-screen

 

Google stops storing photos from WhatsApp and Instagram

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-53239386

 

How holographic tech is shrinking VR displays to the size of sunglasses

Facebook Research unveils new lightweight prototype that's just 9mm thick.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/06/vr-sunglasses-are-possible-with-new-holographic-display-technology/

 

The New York Times has quit Apple News

https://www.businessinsider.com/new-york-times-quits-apple-news-2020-6

 

HOW TO RESET FORGOTTEN PASSWORD ON WINDOWS 10

If you can't sign into your Windows 10 account because you have forgotten your password, this workaround will help you to reset your password to regain access to your computer.

https://pureinfotech.com/reset-forgotten-password-windows-10/

 

Twitter's Security Blunder: More Dangerous Than You Think

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Twitters-Security-Blunder-More-Dangerous-Than-You-Think-86731.html

 

Stock up on storage with this 1-day sale on WD and SanDisk gear

Amazon has a one-day sale on WD and SanDisk SD cards, external hard drives, and more.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3564811/stock-up-on-storage-with-this-1-day-sale-on-wd-and-sandisk-gear.html

 

watchOS 7: Hands-on with native Apple Watch sleep tracking

https://9to5mac.com/2020/06/25/watchos-7-apple-watch-sleep-tracking/

 

Google’s Promise to Delete Your Data Has a Major Loophole

https://gizmodo.com/google-s-promise-to-delete-your-data-has-a-major-loopho-1844152664

 

Google Photos Turns Off Backups for Third-Party Services

The change is due to the pandemic and an attempt to save on internet resources, but you can manually turn backups back on if necessary.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-photos-turns-off-backups-for-third-party-services

 

Google’s new privacy shortcut you’ll want to use

https://www.komando.com/technology/googles-new-privacy-shortcut/743407/

 

The Best Free Windows 10 Repair Tools to Fix Any Problem

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

 

How to know if you're ready to switch from Mac to Linux

You can do nearly anything on Linux that you can do on a Mac—with the freedom of an open source operating system.

https://opensource.com/article/20/6/mac-to-linux?sc_cid=7013a000002gZdXAAU

 

Windows Defender, Edge Update: Slow PCs, Errors

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10779/windows-defender-edge-update-slow-pcs-errors

 

Amazon's one-day SanDisk sale includes $30 off a 1TB portable SSD

There are discounts on microSD cards and flash drives, too.

https://www.engadget.com/sandisk-ssd-1tb-storage-amazon-sale-141402047.html

 

Future Apple Watches Could Scan Your Veins to Detect Gestures

https://gizmodo.com/future-apple-watches-could-scan-your-veins-to-detect-ge-1844217928

 

The Samsung 870 QVO (1TB & 4TB) SSD Review: QLC Refreshed

https://www.anandtech.com/show/15887/the-samsung-870-qvo-1tb-4tb-ssd-review-qlc-refreshed

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Mon 1994 06/29/2020

Warning Issued For Millions Of Google Gmail Users

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2020/06/28/google-gmail-serious-problem-deleted-emails-spam/#371efc9e447c

 

iPad and iPad mini are in line for a big screen upgrade (report)

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/ipad-and-ipad-mini-are-in-line-for-a-big-screen-upgrade-report

 

How to Collaborate on Microsoft Whiteboard

https://www.howtogeek.com/675728/how-to-collaborate-on-microsoft-whiteboards/

 

UCSF paid $1.4 million ransom in NetWalker attack

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ucsf-paid-1-4-million-ransom-in-netwalker-attack/

 

When You're Talking on a Zoom Call, Look at Your Webcam

https://lifehacker.com/when-youre-talking-on-a-zoom-call-look-at-your-webcam-1844196514

 

How to Use Conditional Formatting in Excel

https://www.lifewire.com/use-conditional-formatting-formulas-in-excel-4570858

 

How to make your laptop last longer so you don't have to buy a new one now

Some laptops can take a licking and keep on ticking. But you shouldn't count on it if you want to maximize their usable lifespan.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-make-your-laptop-last-longer-so-you-dont-have-to-buy-a-new-one-now/

 

How to view or delete all Blocked Trackers in Microsoft Edge

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-view-or-delete-all-blocked-trackers-in-microsoft-edge/

 

Chrome will soon warn you if too much storage is being used

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/06/29/chrome-will-soon-warn-if-too-much-storage-is-being-used/

 

How to Disable the Startup Delay in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/disable-startup-delay-in-windows/

 

How to Clear Clipboard Data in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/109854-clear-clipboard-data-windows-10-a.html

 

5 Shady Google Chrome Extensions You Should Uninstall ASAP

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/chrome-extensions-uninstall-right-now/

 

Apple's iPhone 12 may not come with a power adapter or headphones, according to one of the most accurate Apple analysts

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apples-iphone-12-may-not-140908597.html

 

Another Record-Breaking DDoS Attack Signals Shift in Criminal Methods

Malicious botnet sources explode in new attacks that push boundaries in terms of volume and duration.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/another-record-breaking-ddos-attack-signals-shift-in-criminal-methods/d/d-id/1338177

 

AMD Surpasses Its Own 25×20 Goal, Boosts Ryzen Power Efficiency By 31x

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/312117-amd-surpasses-its-own-25x20-goal-boosts-ryzen-power-efficiency-by-31x

 

Smart Defrag (for spinning hard drives, great tool that allows for several optimizations of files on the drive which may improve your system performance.)

Keep your hard disk running at peak performance, defragment the selected partitions and optimize as well as to protect your system

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/SmartDefrag.shtml

 

This year's iPhones might not include a charger in the box

It may be for cost-cutting and environmental reasons.

https://www.engadget.com/apple-iphone-12-may-not-include-charger-in-box-230211770.html

 

Cybercriminals have a new target: Your YouTube account

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/cybercriminals-targeting-your-youtube-account/743691/

 

Microsoft Launches Windows File Recovery App

An advanced command line tool for recovering files on NTFS, FAT, exFAT and ReFS file systems.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-launches-windows-file-recovery-app

 

Google will auto-delete your data by default — but there's a catch

Poof! That YouTube rabbit hole moment never even happened

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/google-will-auto-delete-your-data-by-default-but-theres-a-catch

 

How to Use YouTube Picture-in-Picture on iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/672997/how-to-get-youtube-picture-in-picture-on-ipad/

 

Ransomware gang claims attack on LG Electronics

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/ransomware-gang-claims-attack-on-lg-electronics/

 

How to Laugh at Depression, With Humorist John Moe

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-laugh-at-depression-with-humorist-john-moe-1844203299

 

Make Sure You Clear Out Your iOS Clipboard

Seriously, keep that clipboard as pristine as possible

https://www.lifewire.com/clear-out-your-ios-clipboard-5070020

 

Laptop keyboard an icky mess? How to clean off the dust, crumbs and goo

Experts say keyboards are even dirtier than the toilet. Here's how you can return yours to sparkling condition.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/laptop-keyboard-an-icky-mess-how-to-clean-off-the-dust-crumbs-and-goo/

 

This PC can’t be upgraded to Windows 10 due to Parity Storage Spaces issues

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/this-pc-cant-be-upgraded-to-windows-10-parity-storage-spaces/

 

Visual Tabs is a Firefox extension that places a scrollable list of tabs in a sidebar

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/06/29/visual-tabs-is-a-firefox-extension-that-places-a-scrollable-list-of-tabs-in-a-sidebar/

 

How to Reduce Microphone Background Noise on Your PC

https://www.maketecheasier.com/reduce-microphone-background-noise-on-pc/

 

How to Disable Integrated Camera or Webcam in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/127426-disable-integrated-camera-webcam-windows.html

 

2020’s 7 Most Secure Browsers Compared

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/secure-browsers-compared/

 

DirecTV Is Losing Customers Fast (And Now They Raised Prices on New Customers)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/directv-losing-customers-fast-now-163500203.html

 

Lucifer Malware Aims to Become Broad Platform for Attacks

The recent spread of the distributed denial-of-service tool attempts to exploit a dozen web-framework flaws, uses credential stuffing, and is intended to work against a variety of operating systems.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/lucifer-malware-aims-to-become-broad-platform-for-attacks/d/d-id/1338176

 

Intel, ARM Hit By Side-Channel Attack Disclosures

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/311580-intel-arm-hit-by-side-channel-attack-disclosures

 

WiFi Manager

Manage the wireless network connections in your range, view valuable information, and connect to any preferred access point using this tool

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Network-Tools/Misc-Networking-Tools/CobraTek-WiFi-Manager.shtml

 

Google News will direct users to local COVID-19 info

Google is partnering with local news publishers in the US and Canada.

https://www.engadget.com/google-news-covid-19-local-news-publishers-144525941.html

 

iPhone how-to: Set up Do Not Disturb

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/how-to-set-up-do-not-disturb-on-iphone/742926/

 

Social Privacy Is on the Rise: Almost Half of Social Media Accounts Are Kept Private

A survey asking people how they use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok reveals people may be getting smarter about how they socialize online. Maybe.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/social-privacy-is-on-the-rise-almost-half-of-social-media-accounts-are

 

Chrome OS may pick up this awesome feature from Android

Android may soon share its sharing features with Chrome OS

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/chrome-os-may-pick-up-this-awesome-feature-from-android

 

How the New App Library Works on iPhone

https://www.howtogeek.com/679526/how-the-new-app-library-works-on-iphone/

 

Zoom taps Salesforce’s Jason Lee as CISO

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/zoom-taps-salesforces-jason-lee-as-ciso/

 

Use this Free AAA Map to Get Updated Travel Restrictions in Each State

https://lifehacker.com/use-this-free-aaa-map-to-get-updated-travel-restriction-1844191630

 

On Being a PC Company in a Pandemic

Acer CEO Jason Chen talks about surviving in this unparalleled moment

https://www.lifewire.com/on-being-a-pc-company-in-a-pandemic-5069978

 

VPN for Windows 10: Here's exactly what you need to do

Windows 10 has a built-in VPN client. Here's a step-by-step guide for how to set it up.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/vpn-for-windows-10-heres-exactly-what-you-need-to-do/

 

How to install the Amazon Prime Video app on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/install-the-amazon-prime-video-app-on-windows-10/

 

Linux Mint 20 Final has been released

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/06/28/linux-mint-20-final-has-been-released/

 

Which Ubuntu Flavor Should You Choose?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/which-ubuntu-flavor-should-you-choose/

 

Average Cost of a Data Breach: $116M

Sensitivity of customer information and time-to-detection determine financial blowback of cybersecurity breaches.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/average-cost-of-a-data-breach-$116m/a/d-id/1338121

 

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

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

 

Is Snopes Biased or Reliable? 5 Facts About Its Accuracy

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/is-snopes-biased-reliable/

 

Microsoft Is Quietly Becoming a Cybersecurity Powerhouse

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/b07cc734-d2e9-3a5c-85f2-d81efe59a6ee/microsoft-is-quietly-becoming.html

 

Dell Will Be the Only Company With an AMD SmartShift Laptop in 2020

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/311417-dell-only-company-with-amd-smartshift-laptop-in-2020

 

Avast Free Antivirus (there are lots of setting to improve the level of security.  Applies to AVG Free also.)

Powerful anti-malware solution delivered in a user-friendly and free package, featuring multiple scanning modes and extra tools to ensure all-round PC safety

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Avast-Home-Edition.shtml

 

Another 53 iOS apps besides TikTok are grabbing clipboard data

iOS 14 is bringing these privacy concerns to the forefront.

https://www.engadget.com/53-more-apps-grabbing-ios-clipboard-data-175912135.html

 

Beware: Scammers selling fake COVID-19 tests to steal info

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/scammers-selling-fake-covid-19-tests/743629/

 

What Is Cloud Computing?

The 'cloud' is a real buzzword, but what is it, how does it impact what you do, and is it anything really new?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/what-is-cloud-computing

 

Best Chromebook Games in 2020

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/best-chromebook-games

 

How to Make Google Auto-Delete Your Web and Location History

https://www.howtogeek.com/679438/how-to-make-google-auto-delete-your-web-and-location-history/

 

Ex-CIA exec: Covid-19 has created ideal ‘crisis’ conditions for malicious hackers

https://www.scmagazine.com/infosec-world-2020/ex-cia-exec-covid-19-has-created-ideal-crisis-conditions-for-attackers/

 

Here's Everything New in Google Photos' Latest Redesign

https://lifehacker.com/everything-new-in-the-2020-google-photos-redesign-on-io-1844180146

 

How to Access Your iCloud Photos From Apple, Windows, and Android Devices

Yes, you can even get your photos when using an Android device

https://www.lifewire.com/access-your-icloud-photos-4160237

 

Your iPhone can take mirror selfies in iOS 14. Here's how to use the new camera trick

iOS 14 is full of fun photo features, including a mirror camera mode. Here's how to use it.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/your-iphone-can-take-mirror-selfies-in-ios-14-heres-how-to-use-the-new-camera-trick/

 

How to Fix High CPU Usage in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-high-cpu-usage-linux/

 

A current driver on your PC may be better than the driver we’re trying to install

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/current-driver-on-pc-may-be-better-than-the-driver-were-trying-to-install/

 

Here is why the user count dropped for nearly all Firefox add-ons

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/06/26/here-is-why-the-user-count-dropped-for-nearly-all-firefox-add-ons/

 

Black Hat Survey: Breach Concerns Hit Record Levels Due to COVID-19

Annual "Black Hat USA Attendee Survey" indicates unprecedented concern over possible compromises of enterprise networks and US critical infrastructure.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/black-hat-survey-breach-concerns-hit-record-levels-due-to-covid-19/d/d-id/1338167

 

How to Schedule a Scan in Microsoft Defender Antivirus in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/99576-how-schedule-scan-microsoft-defender-antivirus-windows-10-a.html

 

5 Bookmark Apps to Organize Links, Save Social Posts, and Read It Later

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/bookmark-apps-organize-links-save-social-posts-read-later/

 

20+ Best Kodi Addons for Streaming Movies, Live TV and More

https://streamvulture.com/best-kodi-addons/

 

Intel Doesn’t Want to Talk About Benchmarks Anymore

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/311275-intel-doesnt-want-to-talk-about-benchmarks-anymore

 

Netcraft Anti-Phishing

Blocks known phishing sites and suspicious URLs in order to provide protection against online frauds, showing reputation details for each visited domain

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Browser-Tweak/Netcraft-Toolbar.shtml

 

Google's Phone app will tell you why businesses are calling

It could help you decide whether or not to pick up.

https://www.engadget.com/google-phone-app-verified-calls-014543128.html

 

10 hidden Google search features you should be using

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/10-hidden-google-search-features/519857/

 

Acer Launches Enduro Range of Rugged Laptops and Tablets

Aimed at first responders and industrial workers, these devices pass Military Standard and Ingress Protection certification for really tough working environments.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/acer-launches-enduro-range-of-rugged-laptops-and-tablets

 

Laptops could get an amazing battery boost from this new tech

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/laptops-could-get-an-amazing-battery-boost-from-this-new-tech

 

Google's Phone app will tell you why businesses are calling

It could help you decide whether or not to pick up.

https://www.engadget.com/google-phone-app-verified-calls-014543128.html

 

Safari gets new encryption option for network privacy on iPhones, Macs

Apple's approach lets browsers and other apps, too, use encrypted DNS technology on the company's devices.

https://www.cnet.com/news/safari-gets-new-encryption-option-for-network-privacy-on-iphones-macs/

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How to Back Up Files with File History in Windows 10

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/back-files-file-history-windows-10

 

100% Disk Usage in Windows 10 Fixed With 15 Tricks

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

 

Amazon Prime Video app arrives to Windows 10

Amazon finally builds a Prime Video app for Windows 10, and you can download it now from the Microsoft Store.

https://pureinfotech.com/amazon-prime-video-app-windows-10/

 

AMD meets goal to make chips 25 times more efficient

AMD's mobile chips are over 31 times more energy efficient according to the manufacturer.

https://www.windowscentral.com/amd-meets-goal-make-chips-25-times-more-efficient

 

NVIDIA patches high severity flaws in Windows, Linux drivers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/nvidia-patches-high-severity-flaws-in-windows-linux-drivers/

 

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

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

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

 

This is Intel’s not-so-secret weapon against AMD, but will it be too late?

Nanowire/nanoribbon is the way to go, Intel head says

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-is-intels-not-so-secret-weapon-against-amd-but-will-it-be-too-late

 

Best Self-Monitored Home Security Systems

https://www.yahoo.com/news/best-self-monitored-home-security-112425757.html

 

Cord-Cutting: Does it Really Cut Costs?

https://askbobrankin.com/cordcutting_does_it_really_cut_costs.html

 

Safari refinements justify setting the browser as default in macOS Big Sur

If Safari isn't your default Mac web browser, it should be when Apple releases macOS Big Sur. Here's how Apple developers have readied the browser for adulthood and the demands of the workplace.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/safari-refinements-justify-setting-the-browser-as-default-in-macos-big-sur/

 

Cloud storage plans you can use to replace your Mac’s external storage

If you migrate to a small drive, you may need to combine cloud methods to make it all work.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3562747/cloud-storage-plans-you-can-use-to-replace-your-macs-external-storage.html

 

Nvidia patches 12 serious security flaws — what to do right now

This dirty dozen of security flaws needs to be zapped right away

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/nvidia-12-security-patches

 

WITH IOS 14, APPLE IS FINALLY LETTING THE IPHONE HOME SCREEN GET COMPLICATED

Widgets, hideable pages, App Library, and App Clips: a lot of new concepts for one update

https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/24/21299924/ios-14-iphone-wwdc-2020-apple-home-screen-widgets-app-library-clips-pages-complexity

 

iOS 14 caught TikTok and other apps spying on your clipboard

  - The iOS 14 beta release already caught TikTok and other apps spying on the contents of the iPhone clipboard.

  - iOS 14 will show a notification each time apps access the items that you copy and paste on the phone.

  - TikTok confirmed that the clipboard feature will be removed, but explained it used it to prevent spammy behavior.

https://bgr.com/2020/06/26/ios-14-beta-privacy-features-tiktok-spying-clipboard-data/

 

How To Check If Someone Else Is Using Your Social Security Number

https://www.techjunkie.com/check-someone-else-using-social-security-number/

 

How to Take Screenshots in Windows 10

It’s a basic task, but you’d be surprised at how many options you have for taking screenshots in Windows 10—and they’ve gotten even better.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-take-screenshots-in-windows-10

 

Tech how-to: Schedule tweets without any extra programs or downloads

https://www.komando.com/social-media/how-to-schedule-tweets-without-extra-programs/743428/

 

Online Security Guide: 100+ Tips to Stay Safe Against Malware and Scams

One misstep is all it takes to catch a virus, get hacked, or fall for a scam. Here are all of our tips and tricks for staying safe on your computer, phone, and the web!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/online-security-tips/

 

MICROSOFT DEFENDER ANTIVIRUS NOW AVAILABLE ON ANDROID AS PREVIEW

Microsoft delivers the first preview of its antivirus for Android devices and customers try it right now.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-defender-antivirus-android-preview/

 

How to troubleshoot and fix Windows 10 blue screen errors

If your PC gets a blue screen, in this guide, we'll guide you through the steps to troubleshoot and fix the issue on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-troubleshoot-blue-screen-errors-windows-10

 

Nvidia adds Windows 10 2004 GPU scheduling to GeForce drivers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/hardware/nvidia-adds-windows-10-2004-gpu-scheduling-to-geforce-drivers/

 

Data caps on AT&T, Comcast, T-Mobile will return June 30

AT&T, Comcast Xfinity, Mediacom and T-Mobile are scheduled to return to normal service on June 30, as the benefits granted by ISPs during the quarantine expire. Late fees will be back, too.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3564590/data-caps-on-att-comcast-t-mobile-will-return-june-30.html

 

This new botnet has recruited an army of Windows devices

Lucifer malware leverages old vulnerabilities to infect users' systems

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-new-botnet-has-recruited-an-army-of-windows-devices

 

Phone and Email Scams You Should Know About

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/37a08b37-a890-3388-9feb-ed36506f89c2/phone-and-email-scams-you.html

 

[SUMMER READING] Millions of Free Ebooks

https://askbobrankin.com/summer_reading_millions_of_free_ebooks.html

 

COVID-19 fuels a drop in new smartphone sales, an upswing for recycled phones

Coronavirus-led shutdown of key manufacturing plants in China and consumer financial concerns fuel interest in pre-owned phone sales, according to a Gartner report.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/covid-19-fuels-a-drop-in-new-smartphone-sales-an-upswing-for-recycled-phones/

 

Tips for merging an old photo backup with your current Photos library

Apple doesn’t have built-in merging tools, but you can make it work.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3546232/tips-for-merging-an-old-photo-backup-with-your-current-photos-library.html

 

Google Nest Hub Max just gained this long-overdue feature

"Hey Google, make a group call."

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-nest-hub-max-just-gained-this-long-overdue-feature

 

Google is on a mission to stop you from reusing passwords

It’s adding its Password Checkup tool to the Security Checkup dashboard

https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/23/21299007/google-password-checkup-security

 

Apple’s stunning leaked iPhone 12 design looks amazing in this video

  - iPhone 12 leaks have been flowing steadily since late last year, even before Apple’s current-generation iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro were released.

  - We know practically everything there is to know about Apple’s new iPhone 12 series handsets, except for what might be the most important tidbit — we have no idea when they’ll be released.

  - While we wait to find out when Apple’s next-generation iPhone 12 lineup will hit store shelves, a new video showcases Apple’s stunning new design.

https://bgr.com/2020/06/26/iphone-12-leaks-design-video-jangra/

 

How To Check If Someone Is Using Your WiFi

https://www.techjunkie.com/check-someone-using-wifi/

 

How to Play PC Games on Linux

If you’re fed up with Windows but don’t want to give up your PC games, don’t worry. These days, gaming on Linux is a lot easier than it used to be thanks to Steam Play and compatibility layers like Proton and WINE.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-play-pc-games-on-linux

 

10 hidden Google search features you should be using

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/10-hidden-google-search-features/519857/

 

The Most Useful Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts Everyone Should Know

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/gmail-shortcuts-pdf/

 

MICROSOFT TEAMS PERSONAL NOW AVAILABLE AS PREVIEW FOR IOS AND ANDROID

Microsoft expands Teams to regular users with the same work experience, but with features designed for consumers.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-teams-personal-ios-android-download/

 

How to fix accent color option not available on Windows 10

The accent color option is grayed out on Windows 10? In this guide, we'll show you the quick steps to resolve this issue.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-fix-accent-color-option-not-available-windows-10

 

AdBlock is causing YouTube video errors in Microsoft Edge

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/adblock-is-causing-youtube-video-errors-in-microsoft-edge/

 

The best selling laptop on Amazon - Acer Aspire 5 review

https://www.pcworld.com/video/103859/the-best-selling-laptop-on-amazon-acer-aspire-5-review

 

This ransomware poses as a Covid-19 tracing app

CryCryptor ransomware encrypts a victim's an entire smartphone

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-ransomware-poses-as-a-covid-19-tracing-app

 

How to Use Google Privacy Settings

https://www.yahoo.com/news/google-privacy-settings-140821659.html

 

Apple will let you port Google Chrome extensions to Safari

https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/25/apple-will-let-you-port-google-chrome-extensions-to-safari/

 

6 ways to link to or share text from a web page

Google's Link To Text Fragment extension offers one way to draw attention to a specific segment of text on a web page, as do these five other ways to annotate, link, and share.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/6-ways-to-link-to-or-share-text-from-a-web-page/

 

What that Wi-Fi label at the top of your iPhone means

Wi-Fi calling doesn’t mean you’re calling over Wi-Fi owned by the cellular carrier.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3546412/what-that-wi-fi-label-at-the-top-of-your-iphone-means.html

 

Google just made two big privacy changes you need to know right now

Google users' location and web history will now delete after 18 months by default.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-just-made-two-big-privacy-changes-you-need-to-know-right-now

 

Big Sur is officially macOS 11.0 as Apple finally leaves OS X behind

X marks the spot

https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/22/21299799/macos-11-big-sur-os-x-apple-verison-number-end-era

 

Apple didn’t tell you about the best part of iOS 14 for AirPods owners

  - Apple quietly added Optimized Battery Charging for AirPods to iOS 14, potentially extending the life of AirPods by ensuring they don’t sit on the charger at full charge for too long.

  - Optimized Battery Charging learns your daily charging routine and delays charging past 80%.

  - This is one of several new features and improvements for AirPods in the upcoming iOS 14.

https://bgr.com/2020/06/24/ios-14-new-feature-airpods-optimized-battery-charging/

 

How To Setup A VPN On An IPhone [March 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/vpn-iphone/

 

How to Temporarily Disable Face ID on Your iPhone

If you lost your iPhone or are afraid of someone forcing you to unlock it, here’s how to disable Face ID facial recognition so it’s not used against your wishes.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-temporarily-disable-face-id-on-your-iphone-x

 

Google’s new privacy shortcut you’ll want to use

https://www.komando.com/technology/googles-new-privacy-shortcut/743407/

 

10 Productive Ways to Kill Time With Your Smartphone

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/productive-ways-kill-time-phone/

 

Microsoft Edge rolling out via Windows Update

Microsoft begins the gradual automatic rollout of the Chromium version Edge to every supported Windows 10 device.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-edge-windows-update/

 

How to choose and use an Xbox One external hard drive

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-one-external-hard-drive-guide

 

VMware fixes critical vulnerability in Workstation and Fusion

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/vmware-fixes-critical-vulnerability-in-workstation-and-fusion/

 

Closing Microsoft Stores means more support and buying headaches for Windows users

Can Microsoft rise to the challenge and revamp its online Microsoft Store presence as dramatically as it did for Microsoft Build?

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3564159/closing-microsoft-stores-means-more-support-and-buying-headaches-for-windows-users.html

 

One of the biggest websites in the UK is fueled by criminal activity

Similarweb data shows that bitcoinnewstoday.me grew 320x since last month

https://www.techradar.com/news/one-of-the-biggest-websites-in-the-uk-is-fueled-by-criminal-activity

 

Amazon Could Soon Offer Live TV With Prime Video

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/f76d4219-7555-3007-97ff-9e70acd53ac2/amazon-could-soon-offer-live.html

 

Apple is bringing Face ID and Touch ID to the web with Safari 14

https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/25/apple-is-bringing-face-id-and-touch-id-to-the-web-with-safari-14/

 

Your back will thank you if you make these 8 ergonomic fixes to your home office

Make sure WFH is not taking a toll on your body by getting the right chair, monitor mount, and keyboard.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/your-back-will-thank-you-if-you-make-these-8-ergonomic-fixes-to-your-home-office/

 

How to take photos of particular people out of your Photos library

You may have moved on, but they’re still lingering among your images.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3563359/how-to-take-photos-of-particular-people-out-of-your-photos-library.html

 

Ransomware spoofs COVID-19 contact-tracing app: What to do

Malware mimics official Canadian contact-tracing app before it's even available

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/canada-covid-ransomware

 

iPadOS 14 will turn your handwriting into typed text

Through a new feature called Scribble

https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/22/21294662/apple-ipados-14-scribble-pencil-handwriting-typed-text-wwdc-2020

 

The cheapest iPhone 12 will be more compact than the iPhone SE

  - As the iPhone 12 release date gets closer, more leaks have surfaced, showing purported mockups of the four upcoming 2020 iPhones.

  - A video indicates that the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 will be even more compact than the 4.7-inch iPhone SE second-generation.

  - That’s hardly surprising considering that the 5.8-inch iPhone 11 Pro is about the same size as the new iPhone SE.

https://bgr.com/2020/06/19/iphone-12-release-date-5-4-inch-mockup-leaks-size-vs-2020-iphone-se/

 

How To Get Your BitLocker Recovery Key (this is MS drive encryption for those the need to protect their data in cases of lost or stolen computers.  To do some upgrades requires the encryption key on your MS account)

https://www.techjunkie.com/bitlocker-get-recovery-key/

 

How to Turn Off Autoplay Videos

Whether you want to avoid disturbing content or preserve bandwidth, here's how to turn off autoplay videos on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-turn-off-autoplay-videos

 

Your photos are a mess: 3 steps to organization bliss

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/organize-your-photos/697663/

 

10 Fun Things to Do With Zoom

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fun-things-to-do-with-zoom/

 

How to fix Night Light on Windows 10

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

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

 

Google's Android TV dongle might arrive alongside new software

The device is as simple as can be.

https://www.engadget.com/google-android-tv-dongle-leak-android-11-141337256.html

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