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A scary new scam is targeting work-from-home employees — here’s what you need to know

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/mcafee-multi-access-software-225056189.html

 

How to allow apps through firewall on Windows 10

Sometimes the firewall will block trusted apps from accessing the internet, but on Windows 10 is super easy to change the settings to manually allow apps through the firewall — Here's how to perform the task.

https://pureinfotech.com/allow-apps-firewall-windows-10/

 

WHY IS EVERYONE ON THE INTERNET SO GRUMPY?

Using all upper-case characters is the internet form of shouting, and is considered quite rude. Don't be surprised if you get a grumpy response.

https://askleo.com/why_is_everyone_on_the_internet_so_grumpy/

 

Intel unveils the Thunderbolt 4 spec, which AMD believes it can use

AMD representatives indicate that they've satisfied Intel's technical requirements to use Thunderbolt 4, though they were initially skeptical of the demand for the new I/O technology.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3564374/intel-unveils-the-thunderbolt-4-spec-which-amd-believes-it-can-use.html

 

The Top 6 Alternative Firmwares for Your Router

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-6-alternative-firmwares-router/

 

How to Enable or Disable Reader Mode in Google Chrome

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/134235-how-enable-disable-reader-mode-google-chrome.html

 

12 best ways to free up hard drive space on Windows 10

If your device is running out of space, then use these twelve effective ways to delete junk files, apps, and games to free up storage on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-ways-to-free-hard-drive-space-windows-10

 

New Teaser Shows Microsoft’s Surface Duo with a Surface Pen

Rumor has it that Microsoft is getting ready to release the Surface Duo dual-screen Android device any day now, and while the company remains tight-lipped on everything, more and more teasers are being posted on a regular basis.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/new-teaser-shows-microsoft-s-surface-duo-with-a-surface-pen-530509.shtml

 

Up Close with Evilnum, the APT Group Behind the Malware

The group behind Evilnum malware, which continues to target financial institutions, appears to be testing new techniques.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/up-close-with-evilnum-the-apt-group-behind-the-malware/d/d-id/1338321

 

Apple Will Support Thunderbolt on Its Future ARM-Based Macs

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/312546-apple-will-support-thunderbolt-on-its-future-arm-based-macs

 

Where to buy webcams now: These retailers have stock

Retailers where to buy webcams right now (note the last one, Logitech C615 is supposed to be a good webcam)

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

 

Intel’s Thunderbolt 4 standard looks to raise the bar for USB-C devices

USB4 is already getting surpassed

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2020/7/8/21317513/intel-thunderbolt-4-standard-docks-cables-usb4-accessories-port-usbc

 

How To Set Up A VPN In Windows 10 [May 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/how-to-set-up-vpn-windows-10/

 

Live with snoops or just want privacy? Tech smarts for your smartphone

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/smartphone-privacy-settings/745652/

 

Google to Explicitly Ban Ads That Promote Spyware, Stalkerware

Still, the updated policy only cracks down on ads that market surveillance products for spying purposes. Services for parents to monitor children remain exempt.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-to-ban-ads-that-promote-spyware-stalkerware

 

Amazon Launched 1,000 Deals for the Weekend — Including the Apple Watch Series 3 at Its Best Price Ever

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/amazon-launched-1-000-deals-123041016.html

 

How to open Microsoft Edge always InPrivate mode on Windows 10

Microsoft Edge lets you set InPrivate mode as the default experience when opening the browser, and here's how to enable the option.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-edge-always-inprivate-windows-10/

 

Why Can’t You Give a Straight Answer?

I can't always give a straight answer, mostly because every computer is unique. My most common answer? "It depends."

https://askleo.com/cant-give-straight-answer/

 

Should you re-paste a laptop CPU? Is liquid metal better? | Ask a PC expert - Part 4

https://www.pcworld.com/video/104105/should-you-re-paste-a-laptop-cpu-is-liquid-metal-better-ask-a-pc-expert-part-4

 

26 Awesome Uses for a Raspberry Pi

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/different-uses-raspberry-pi/

 

How to Add or Remove Google Drive Context Menu in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/158948-how-add-remove-google-drive-context-menu-windows.html?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=176070662c8b81f8fb562f543ed0a58de2b0aee1-1594561528-0-AVhAKJ0XYLw18rItWs_Kr6S14212pCgqPckykVWEOf_wdKRYqptwRjuHLIFEj-ifpBC_QbSpD-KQirSWav4qAsqO979pTARC2UeF-47wYVWPCOKZ5DI1HcF3rB6Yz4BsPeWNme4PfRSRgoMR5ouQr_LswNOkY2Kg1YKDTt7UeVOGGfXbXGbxusxHGlmeawOCe4xh6CIf8zIA_6EBTq-VaM9PF7301n2HPmf1bZFF8qWCa1RCIpQsGimjN9ZbMR7j82YO_erOB1c3vkx1_AtqLpbCN6QL-Z3qD_urOErxliIdNwZnXvPUKaopDOiEkOLreLJwUKMH7CobGbOANhFH-loL4ouyO9Lesgd4NwYWwxLl

 

Insiders can now use multiple devices with Your Phone app on Windows 10

Your Phone on Windows 10 can now connect to multiple smartphones.

https://www.windowscentral.com/insiders-can-now-use-multiple-devices-your-phone-app-windows-10

 

Microsoft’s Android Strategy Ready to Move to the Next Level

The Android ecosystem is becoming more and more important for Microsoft, and the Redmond-based software giant is getting ready to make the switch from a mobile app and services company to a hardware developer focused on Google’s operating system.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-s-android-strategy-ready-to-move-to-the-next-level-530481.shtml

 

Joker' Android Malware Pulls Another Trick to Land on Google's Play Store

Authors of the malware, which signs up mobile users for premium services, are repeatedly finding ways to bypass app review checks.

https://www.darkreading.com/mobile/joker-android-malware-pulls-another-trick-to-land-on-googles-play-store/d/d-id/1338320

 

Apple is Planning to Build Its Own GPUs, Too, But Playing Quiet for Now

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/312486-apple-is-planning-to-build-its-own-gpus-too-but-playing-quiet-for-now

 

Another 'Obamaphone' found to contain pre-installed malware: What to do

Potentially dangerous adware found hiding in legitimate Android apps

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/another-obamaphone-malware

 

Eero’s three-pack of mesh Wi-Fi routers is down to $170 at Best Buy and Amazon

This deal last happened in mid-January

https://www.theverge.com/good-deals/2020/7/8/21315052/eero-mesh-wifi-router-sale-deal-august-smart-lock-internet-best-buy-amazon

 

Nine Of The Most Secure Email Providers

https://www.techjunkie.com/most-secure-email-providers

 

12 best tablets you can buy right now

https://www.komando.com/online-shopping/best-tablet-options/745405/

 

Report: Apple to Launch a Cheaper ARM MacBook Air

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also predicts new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models later next year.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/report-apple-to-launch-a-cheaper-arm-macbook-air

 

Protect yourself from identity theft with 5 crucial steps

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/online-security-tools-covid-012543845.html

 

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/

 

“Is It Possible” is the Wrong Question

Yes, it's possible. But you might want to ask a different question that will result in a more helpful answer.

https://askleo.com/possible-wrong-question/

 

Will thin laptops ever perform as well as a thick laptop? | Ask a PC expert - Part 5

https://www.pcworld.com/video/104106/will-thin-laptops-ever-perform-as-well-as-a-thick-laptop-ask-a-pc-expert-part-5

 

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/

 

List of Commands to Open Microsoft Store Apps in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/78108-app-commands-list-windows-10-a.html

 

PCs see another bump in shipments as working from home continues

Working from home pushed an increase in PC shipments last quarter.

https://www.windowscentral.com/pcs-see-another-bump-shipments-work-home-continues

 

The Most Significant Microsoft Edge for Android Update Isn’t a New Feature

Microsoft Is betting super-big on Microsoft Edge browser, and while at first glance the company is fully-focused on the Windows 10 version, it’s actually hoping the app would be a hit on all platforms where it’s available.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/the-most-significant-microsoft-edge-for-android-update-isn-t-a-new-feature-530480.shtml

 

56% of Large Companies Handle 1,000+ Security Alerts Each Day

For 70% of IT security professionals, the volume of security alerts has doubled in the past five years, researchers report.

https://www.darkreading.com/56--of-large-companies-handle-1000+-security-alerts-each-day/d/d-id/1338318

 

Microsoft Working to Sunset Windows Control Panel

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/312441-microsoft-working-to-sunset-windows-control-panel

 

Forget Zoom: Microsoft Teams is actually making video calls fun

Teams launches Together Mode, live reactions and on-the-go transcription

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/forget-zoom-microsoft-teams-is-actually-making-video-calls-fun

 

How the commercialization of bug bounties is creating more vulnerabilities

An interview with the CEO of Luta Security, Katie Moussouris

https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/7/21315870/cybersecurity-bug-bounties-commercialization-katie-moussouris-interview-vergecast-podcast

 

How To Mirror IPhone To TV Without Wi-Fi

https://www.techjunkie.com/mirror-iphone-tv-without-wi-fi/

 

Money-saving tip: How to order prescriptions online

https://www.komando.com/online-shopping/how-to-order-prescriptions-online/745059/

 

Zoom Vulnerability Allows Hackers to Target Windows 7 PCs

The newly discovered remote code execution flaw affects Windows 7 PCs with the Zoom client installed, according to Slovenian firm Arcos Security.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/zoom-vulnerability-allows-hackers-to-target-windows-7-pcs

 

Flying robot can shapeshift midair to fit through any kind of opening or space

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/flying-robot-shapeshift-midair-fit-140910882.html

 

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/

 

Watching for Interactions

Interactions between software can cause unexpected side effects. If you're experiencing a problem, it's one more thing to look into.

https://askleo.com/watching-for-interactions/

 

How does Dell design a laptop to stay cool? | Ask a PC expert - Part 6

https://www.pcworld.com/video/104044/how-does-dell-design-a-laptop-to-stay-cool-ask-a-pc-expert-part-6

 

Why Does Windows Crash? The 9 Most Common Reasons

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/why-does-windows-crash-the-top-10-reasons/

 

How to Enable or Disable Microsoft Defender Antivirus Potential Unwanted App (PUA) Protection in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/32236-enable-disable-microsoft-defender-pua-protection-windows-10-a.html

 

Best Windows Laptops of 2020

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

 

Too Bad This Windows 10 File Explorer Design Will Never Happen

File Explorer remains an essential app for so many Windows 10 users, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that Microsoft is very keen on improving it.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/too-bad-this-windows-10-file-explorer-design-will-never-happen-530479.shtml

 

Study Finds 15 Billion Stolen, Exposed Credentials in Criminal Markets

Data is fueling account takeover attacks in a big way, Digital Shadows says.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/study-finds-15-billion-stolen-exposed-credentials-in-criminal-markets/d/d-id/1338309

 

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

 

Google Chrome's nasty Windows 10 problem is finally getting fixed

Microsoft will fix Chrome’s highly irritating Windows 10 notification behavior

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-chromes-nasty-windows-10-problem-is-finally-getting-fixed

 

How To Use A VPN With Your Amazon Fire Stick TV

https://www.techjunkie.com/vpn-amazon-firestick/

 

7 steps you can take now to lower your internet bill

https://www.komando.com/money-tips/lower-internet-bill-tips/745666/

 

Report: Samsung's 2021 Phones Won't Include a Charger

We've heard rumors the iPhone 12 won't include a charger or EarPods, and now it looks as though Samsung is considering doing the same for some of its handsets next year.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/report-samsungs-2021-phones-wont-include-a-charger

 

We found the best mobile plan for uncertain times like these

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/yahoo-mobile-wireless-plan-no-contract-000440170.html

 

When Tech Drives You Crazy, Don’t Make the Problem Worse

Impatience leads to frustration. Frustration leads to desperation. Desperation often leads to more problems than you started with.

https://askleo.com/tech-drives-crazy-dont-make-problem-worse/

 

Surface Laptop 3 and Book 2 improve reliability with latest firmware update

The latest firmware updates improve reliability on the Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Book 2.

https://www.windowscentral.com/surface-laptop-3-and-book-2-improve-reliability-latest-firmware-update

 

More Malware Found Preinstalled on Government Smartphones

Researchers report the American Network Solutions UL40 smartphone comes with compromised apps.

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/more-malware-found-preinstalled-on-government-smartphones/d/d-id/1338307

 

Guides to zoom meetings

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=guide+to+zoom+meetings

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Win10 May 2020 Update Delayed For Some

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10781/win10-may-2020-update-delayed-some

 

How expired domain names can redirect you to malicious websites

Pages for inactive domain names can be exploited by cybercriminals to take you to malicious sites, says Kaspersky.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-expired-domain-names-can-redirect-you-to-malicious-websites/

 

Ready or not, we’re on our way to the Windows Virtual Desktop

The pandemic has given the latest version of Microsoft’s desktop-as-a-service offering unstoppable momentum.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3544296/ready-or-not-we-re-our-way-to-the-windows-virtual-desktop.html

 

HOW TO SEE WHAT’S TAKING UP SPACE ON A HARD DRIVE ON WINDOWS 10

Windows 10 includes a tool to quickly analyze and find out how the hard drive space is being used to help understand where to begin deleting files to free up space.

https://pureinfotech.com/whats-taking-up-space-hard-drive-windows-10/

 

Microsoft warns of Office 365 phishing via malicious OAuth apps

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-warns-of-office-365-phishing-via-malicious-oauth-apps/

 

Do these three things to keep stalkerware at bay

Use of this unethical tracking software has surged during lockdown, but here’s how you can protect yourself

https://blog.avast.com/stalkerware-use-surges-during-lockdown-avast

 

Adios, Wraith? Why AMD's XT chips signal doom for a key Ryzen selling point

Setting prices and expectations

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3565406/amd-ryzen-3000-xt-wraith-cooler-zen-3.html

 

What Information Should I Provide When Asking for Help?

When you ask someone for help, stack the deck in your favor by painting a clear picture of the problem you're experiencing.

https://askleo.com/information-provide-asking-help/

 

14 Ways to Make Windows 10 Faster and Improve Performance

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

 

Facebook code change caused outage for Spotify, Pinterest and Waze apps

https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/10/facebook-code-change-caused-outage-for-spotify-pinterest-and-waze-apps/

 

How to Enable or Disable Media Autoplay in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://tinyurl.com/yclzuu5c

 

How to test password strength using these free tools

Keep your passwords safe and secure

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/test-password-strength

 

Facebook removes disinformation networks tied to Roger Stone and Jair Bolsonaro

The two operations were entirely distinct, but both used fake accounts to push hyper-partisan, conservative political news stories to domestic audiences.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/facebook-removes-disinformation-networks-tied-roger-stone-jair-bolsonaro-n1233255

 

Facebook Accused of Empowering Extremists

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10783/facebook-accused-empowering-extremists

 

Tech's Role in the Future of Health and Public Safety

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Techs-Role-in-the-Future-of-Health-and-Public-Safety-86749.html

 

Apple Is Developing Its Own Graphics Cards- Report

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-developing-own-graphics-cards-174646069.html

 

Don’t keep your Mac laptop charged to 100 percent all the time. Here’s why

Lithium-ion batteries don’t age well.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3564563/dont-keep-your-mac-laptop-charged-to-100-percent-all-the-time-heres-why.html

 

Uninterruptible power supply buyers guide

A surge protector will save your equipment; a UPS will do that and save your work, too—or let your save your game after a blackout.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3565753/best-uninterruptible-power-supply.html?utm_date=20200710021404

 

5 hidden iPhone features in iOS 14 that’ll blow you away

  - Apple’s iOS 14 beta is packed full of new iPhone features — in fact, there are hundreds of new features in iOS 14 and you can read about them all right here.
  - While iOS 14 is indeed a huge upgrade, there are a few features such as widgets and Apple’s new Compact UI that are getting most of the attention right now.
  - Here, we’ll cover 5 lesser-known new iPhone features you’re going to love that are hiding in iOS 14.

https://bgr.com/2020/07/09/5-hidden-iphone-features-in-ios-14-thatll-blow-you-away/

 

Apple Stores now offer reservations to shop with a Specialist

https://9to5mac.com/2020/07/08/shop-with-a-specialist/

 

Alexa App Goes 'Hands-Free' on Android, iOS

It's now possible to use the Alexa mobile app on your device without having to press the blue button, but there are a couple of caveats that limit its usefulness.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/alexa-app-goes-hands-free-on-android-ios

 

Microsoft is killing a feature users have relied on for years

https://www.komando.com/technology/microsoft-killing-popular-feature/745169/

 

Joker billing fraud malware eluded Google Play security to infect Android devices

A new variant targeted Android users to subscribe them to premium services without their consent, according to Check Point Research.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/joker-billing-fraud-malware-eluded-google-play-security-to-infect-android-devices/

 

13 ways to speed up Windows 10

If you want to optimize Windows 10, take a few minutes to try out these tips to speed up your PC and make it less prone to performance and system issues.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3029168/13-ways-to-speed-up-windows-10.html

 

How to uninstall Microsoft Edge Chromium on Windows 10

If Windows Update installed Microsoft Edge automatically, and the option to uninstall is grayed out, you can remove the browser with these steps:

https://pureinfotech.com/uninstall-microsoft-edge-chromium-windows-10/

 

Microsoft testing new Windows 10 KDP anti-malware protection

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-testing-new-windows-10-kdp-anti-malware-protection/

 

Banking Trojan Cerberus Made it onto the Google Play Store

https://blog.avast.com/avast-finds-banking-trojan-cerberus-on-google-play-avast

 

Cool it! We talk laptop thermals with an expert from Dell

We speak with Dell's Travis North about all things laptop cooling from heat pipes to vapor chambers, high temperatures and more.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3565191/cool-it-we-talk-laptop-thermals-with-an-expert-from-dell.html

 

How To Reduce Your Frustration with Technology

Believe it or not, there's one change you can make that can dramatically impact how well your technology works for you.

https://askleo.com/how-to-reduce-your-frustration-with-technology/

 

Ultimate Windows PC Mastery: 70+ Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials for Everyone

You may know your way around a Windows PC, but there are tons of tips, tricks, and tutorials you should be using that can make your life way easier and more productive!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-pc-mastery/

 

New report outlines potential roadmap for Apple’s ARM-based MacBooks

https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/10/new-report-outlines-potential-roadmap-for-apples-arm-based-macbooks/

 

How to Specify Scheduled Scan Type for Microsoft Defender Antivirus in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/142743-specify-microsoft-defender-antivirus-scheduled-scan-type-windows-10-a.html

 

How to use Google Assistant: 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

 

Thousands of contracts highlight quiet ties between Big Tech and U.S. military

The report offers a new window into the relationship between tech companies and the U.S. government, as well as an important detail about why such contracts are often difficult to find.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/thousands-contracts-highlight-quiet-ties-between-big-tech-u-s-n1233171

 

Windows 10: MS Rethinks Control Panel, ALT + TAB

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10782/windows-10-ms-rethinks-control-panel-alt-tab

 

John McAfee Emerges With Private Cell Phone Data Service

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/John-McAfee-Emerges-With-Private-Cell-Phone-Data-Service-86747.html

 

Power Pioneer Invents New Battery That’s 90% Cheaper Than Lithium-Ion

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/power-pioneer-invents-battery-90-210000903.html

 

How to check your iCloud media to see if it remains in place

It’s possible to change settings on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac so that it can’t download all images, but they’re still secure in iCloud.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3564564/how-to-check-your-icloud-your-media-to-see-if-it-remains-in-place.html

 

Revealed: How home router manufacturers dropped the ball on security

The Fraunhofer Institute discovered an average of 53 critical vulnerabilities in each of the 127 routers it examined. No device was entirely protected.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3565435/how-home-router-manufacturers-dropped-the-ball-on-security.html?utm_date=20200710021421

 

Apple’s latest iPhone software has a bug that’s driving people crazy

https://bgr.com/2020/07/08/apple-music-battery-drain-problems-fix-reset-settings/

 

Leaker suggests iPhone 12 Pro models will have 6GB of RAM

https://9to5mac.com/2020/07/09/leaker-suggests-iphone-12-pro-models-will-have-6gb-of-ram/

 

Microsoft Teams Update, New Smart Display Aim to Make Virtual Interactions More 'Human'

The pandemic has changed work and school for the long term, and Microsoft has responded with a slew of updates for its Teams collaboration tool, plus a new class of smart speaker.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-teams-update-new-smart-display-aim-to-make-virtual-interactions

 

Beware of these robocalls trying to rip you off

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/beware-of-these-robocalls/745165/

 

Why people forget their email passwords the most often

Many users save their email password and so don't remember it if they have to enter or reset it, says NordPass.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-people-forget-their-email-passwords-the-most-often/

 

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

 

MICROSOFT TEAMS GETS TOGETHER MODE AND SLEW OF OTHER FEATURES

Microsoft Teams is getting a bunch of new features, including Together mode to make meeting less tiring, and the company announced a new Teams hardware display.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-teams-together-mode-new-features/

 

Apple: Closing MacBooks with camera covers leads to display damage

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/apple/apple-closing-macbooks-with-camera-covers-leads-to-display-damage/

 

The Authentication Puzzle

Producing a secure authentication process that keeps users happy is easier said than done, but it's necessary in order to keep them safe online.

https://blog.avast.com/the-importance-of-authentication-avast

 

Is it OK for a laptop to run at 100 degrees? | Ask a PC expert - Part 2

https://www.pcworld.com/video/104043/is-it-ok-for-a-laptop-to-run-at-100-degrees-ask-a-pc-expert-part-2

 

Never Attribute to Malice…

Malicious intent is a common knee-jerk reaction to technological trials and tribulations. Unfortunately, it's usually the wrong assumption to make.

https://askleo.com/never-attribute-to-malice/

 

External Drive Not Showing Up or Recognized? 5 Potential Fixes to Try

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/external-drive-not-recognized-this-is-how-to-fix-it-in-windows/

 

California reportedly launches antitrust investigation into Google

https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/09/california-reportedly-launches-antitrust-investigation-into-google/

 

How to Add or Remove Dropbox Context Menu in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/158955-how-add-remove-dropbox-context-menu-windows.html

 

Check your router now - it could be a huge Linux security risk

Your router might be the biggest security hole in your network

https://www.techradar.com/news/check-your-router-now-it-could-be-a-huge-linux-security-risk

 

'Weaponized' Facebook fails to protect civil rights, audit says

Facebook hired the audit’s leader, former American Civil Liberties Union executive Laura Murphy, in May 2018 to assess its performance on vital social issues.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/weaponized-facebook-fails-protect-civil-rights-audit-says-n1233143

 

Laptop Security 101 (and 102)

The convenience and portability that laptop computers offer has made it imperative for users to take steps to secure their laptops, and the sensitive data often stored on them. There are several simple things that you can do to keep your laptop safe. Read on to learn how to protect your laptop from theft, snooping and data loss...

https://askbobrankin.com/laptop_security_101_and_102.html

 

DHS Brings Web App to Coronavirus Fight

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/DHS-Brings-Web-App-to-Coronavirus-Fight-86743.html

 

Slack, Microsoft, Zoom are upping the ante in virtual meeting wars

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/68258e56-73a9-32dc-bd5f-11b25e5d339d/slack-microsoft-zoom-are.html

 

Got a GoPro Hero 8? Use it as a webcam for your Mac

Ditch that FaceTime camera.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3566269/got-a-gopro-hero-8-use-it-as-a-webcam-for-your-mac.html

 

Cambridge Audio CXN (v2) network audio streamer review: This is a sweet-sounding, high-tech musical powerhouse

Support for every audio-streaming protocol and service you can think of, prodigious connectivity options, upgradeable firmware, and sweet sound make for a best-in-class audio component.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3565430/cambridge-audio-cxn-v2-review.html?utm_date=20200710021427

 

Apple is working on a foldable iPhone – here’s proof

  - A new patent for a foldable iPhone highlights a unique design that would allow users to glance at notifications without having to unfold the device.

  - It’s unclear if Apple will ever release a foldable iPhone, but Samsung’s foldable smartphone lineup proves that there is a market for it.

https://bgr.com/2020/07/07/foldable-iphone-concept-release-date-maybe-never/

 

Gartner: Mac shipments increase 5.1% in Q2 2020 with global PC market growth

https://9to5mac.com/2020/07/09/gartner-mac-shipments-increase-5-1-in-q2-2020-with-global-pc-market-growth/#more-655943

 

Supreme Court Overrules Law Allowing Debt-Collection Robocalls

The decision strikes down an Obama-era amendment allowing autodials by debt collectors.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/supreme-court-overrules-law-allowing-debt-collection-robocalls

 

Is a scammer collecting unemployment in your name? Here’s how to tell

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/unemployment-identity-theft/745644/

 

Credit card skimmers target e-commerce websites running Microsoft IIS and ASP.NET

Attackers are looking for credit card numbers on Microsoft IIS servers running an older and vulnerable version of ASP.NET, says Malwarebytes.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/credit-card-skimmers-target-e-commerce-websites-running-microsoft-iis-and-asp-net/

 

Google Voice deserves your attention (again)

A once-abandoned Google service is finding new life — and deserves a second look.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3564825/google-voice.html

 

What’s the difference between 5400 and 7200 RPM hard drives?

If you're trying to decide between a 5400 RPM and a 7200 RPM hard drive, in this guide, we'll see the difference between the two and when you should get each one.

https://pureinfotech.com/difference-5400-7200-rpm-hard-drives/

 

Microsoft will not support PHP 8.0 for Windows in 'any capacity'

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-will-not-support-php-80-for-windows-in-any-capacity/

 

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

 

Heat pipes vs thermal chambers in laptops, which is better? | Ask a PC expert - Part 3

https://www.pcworld.com/video/104179/heat-pipes-vs-thermal-chambers-in-laptops-which-is-better-ask-a-pc-expert-part-3

 

Stop Spreading Manure

Spreading and believing manure -- lies, falsehoods, and misleading implications -- makes you look bad and makes the internet a dumber place.

https://askleo.com/stop-spreading-manure/

 

The Best Free Windows 10 Repair Tools to Fix Any Problem

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

 

Amazon will pay $135,000 to settle alleged US sanction violations

https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/09/amazon-will-pay-135000-to-settle-alleged-us-sanction-violations/

 

How to Change Maximum Processor Frequency in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/95574-change-maximum-processor-frequency-windows-10-a.html

 

How to choose the best antivirus for you

Get the perfect antivirus app by considering these key factors

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-choose-the-best-antivirus-for-you

 

Facebook prepares to dig in as advertising boycott continues

The advertising industry and civil rights organizations have teamed to ratchet up pressure on the social media giant, but the company is holding firm.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/facebook-prepares-dig-advertising-boycott-continues-n1233030

 

Geekly Update - 08 July 2020

Is the U.S. government trying to make strong encryption illegal? Why are home routers so vulnerable to hackers? And are security cameras actually making it easier for burglars to figure out when you're not home? Get answers in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. This issue is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_08_july_2020.html

 

Zoom working on patching zero-day disclosed in Windows client

UPDATE: The zero-day has now been patched. Updates are available to Zoom Windows users.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/zoom-working-on-patching-zero-day-disclosed-in-its-windows-client/

 

How to Build a Stereo Home Audio System For Under $1000

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/build-stereo-home-audio-system-155041371.html

 

What to do when a Time Machine copy to an external drive is enormously larger than expected

It’s all about the hard links.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3564609/what-to-do-when-a-time-machine-copy-to-an-external-drive-is-enormously-larger-than-expected.html

 

Eufy Security Indoor Cam 2K Pan and Tilt review: Full-room coverage with AI detection

https://www.techhive.com/article/3565429/eufy-security-indoor-cam-2k-pan-and-tilt-review.html?utm_date=20200710021751

 

Here we go again – more than two dozen Android apps caught stealing your data

  - Sketchy Android apps that spy on users and steal data have been a nagging presence inside Google’s Play Store for a while now, despite the search giant’s best efforts to rid its app marketplace of bad actors.

  - It’s basically led to a giant game of whack-a-mole, with the latest apps to be clobbered by Google and pulled from the app store being a batch of 25 malicious apps discovered by a French cybersecurity firm.

  - The apps could have stolen users’ Facebook credentials, and they racked up more than 2 million downloads.

https://bgr.com/2020/07/07/android-apps-google-pulls-25-apps-from-play-store-caught-stealing-facebook-credentials/

 

Apple recloses 11 more stores in Southern California, Maryland, Ohio, Tennessee

https://9to5mac.com/2020/07/09/more-us-apple-stores-reclosing-july-10/

 

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

 

10 best Bluetooth speakers you can buy right now

https://www.komando.com/buying-guides/best-bluetooth-speakers/745182/

 

Five things you can do to break the doomscrolling habit and spend less time on your phone

Buying an alarm clock and turning your phone's display to grayscale are two first steps.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/five-things-you-can-do-to-break-the-doomscrolling-habit-and-spend-less-time-on-your-phone/

 

How to protect your Verizon number from SIM swapping attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/how-to-protect-your-verizon-number-from-sim-swapping-attacks/

 

Hello, Tello? Roll Your Own Phone PlanCategory: Telephony

Competition among mobile phone service providers is getting more intense. That’s good for consumers, as it drives prices lower and erodes the anachronistic tyranny of long-term contracts that effectively enslave us to entrenched carriers. On the flipside, one example of free enterprise at its finest is Tello. Let's take a look at how it works...

https://askbobrankin.com/hello_tello_roll_your_own_phone_plan.html

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iPadOS 14 hands-on: Design updates galore

Here's what you can expect from the new public beta.

https://www.engadget.com/ipados-14-hands-on-preview-apple-pencil-widgets-public-beta-171508440.html

 

OneNote Tutorial (almost 2 hrs long)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hszKlah3PIE&t=1s

 

Apple and T-Mobile are being hit with a class action lawsuit over a security flaw that exposed iMessages and FaceTime calls

  - Apple and T-Mobile are facing a class action lawsuit over security concerns regarding an issue that made it possible for third parties to access communications sent through Apple's iMessage and FaceTime services.

  - The complaint says a flaw caused an Apple ID to remain tethered to a T-Mobile SIM card and phone number even after the iPhone owner in question had stopped using that SIM card and phone number.

  - As such, the previous owner of the SIM card was able to receive FaceTime calls and iMessage texts intended for the new owner.

  - The complaint accuses Apple of being misleading by positioning its products as being highly secure, and accuses T-Mobile of worsening the problem by not disclosing its SIM card practices.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-t-mobile-being-hit-174305994.html

 

How to clear Microsoft Store cache on Windows 10

Use this guide to clear the cache and fix the Windows 10 Store when you have problems installing new apps or update downloads seem to get stuck on every app.

https://pureinfotech.com/clear-microsoft-store-cache-windows-10/

 

Can my PC get a virus from my smartphone?

Your computer is safe from any virus using the phone's operating system. But if you are using your smartphone as a USB device... that's another story.

https://askleo.com/can-my-pc-get-a-virus-from-my-smartphone/

 

Most bugs in Microsoft's June patches have been fixed; go ahead and patch

June was a cruel patching month, with loads of bugs, lots of initial confusion and a few belated fixes. We now have a pretty good handle on what’s going bump in the night. Here’s how to get your patching caught up.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3564378/most-bugs-in-microsofts-june-patches-have-been-fixed-go-ahead-and-patch.html

 

How to Add Safe Mode to Boot Options in Windows 10

There are three different safe mode options:

  - Safe Mode: Starts Windows with a minimal set of drivers and services.

  - Safe Mode with Networking: Starts Windows in safe mode and includes the network drivers and services needed to access the Internet or other computers on your network.

  - Safe Mode with Command Prompt: Starts Windows in safe mode with a command prompt window instead of the usual Windows interface.

https://tinyurl.com/ycpvvkds 

 

 

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

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

 

US Cyber Command says foreign hackers will attempt to exploit new PAN-OS security bug (a patch is out if they apply it)

Palo Alto Networks disclosed today a major bug that lets hackers bypass authentication on its firewall and corporate VPN products.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/us-cyber-command-says-foreign-hackers-will-attempt-to-exploit-new-pan-os-security-bug/

 

Samsung’s next major smartphone launch set for August 5

  - Samsung’s next “Galaxy Unpacked” event will take place on August 5.

  - The company is expected to unveil the Note 20 smartphone.

  - Samsung saw smartphone shipments plunge 18.9% year-on-year in the March quarter, market research firm IDC said. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/08/samsung-galaxy-unpacked-note-20-foldable-phone-expected.html

 

Palo Alto Networks Patches Command Injection Vulnerabilities in PAN-OS

https://www.securityweek.com/palo-alto-networks-patches-command-injection-vulnerabilities-pan-os

 

Beware “secure DNS” scam targeting website owners and bloggers

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/06/29/beware-secure-dns-scam-targeting-website-owners-and-bloggers/

 

Ex-Yahoo employee avoids jail, despite hacking 6000 accounts, and stealing explicit photos and videos

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/ex-yahoo-employee-avoids-jail-despite-hacking-6000-accounts-and-stealing-explicit-photos-and-videos-23657.html

 

Uninterruptible power supply buyers guide

A surge protector will save your equipment; a UPS will do that and save your work, too—or let your save your game after a blackout.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3565753/best-uninterruptible-power-supply.html

 

Light up your eyes and ears: This $18 smart bulb has JBL speakers inside

Sengled via Amazon is selling its Pulse Solo light bulb with JBL speakers for $18.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3566093/light-up-your-eyes-and-ears-this-18-smart-bulb-has-jbl-speakers-inside.html

 

Law Enforcement Is Buying Its Way Into Our Breaches

https://gizmodo.com/law-enforcement-is-buying-its-way-into-our-breaches-1844306733

 

How to stop your devices from listening to (and saving) everything you say

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/how-to-stop-your-devices-from-listening-to-and-saving-everything-you-say/420952/

 

Zoom Vulnerability Allows Hackers to Target Windows 7 PCs

The newly discovered remote code execution flaw affects Windows 7 PCs with the Zoom client installed, according to Slovenian firm Arcos Security.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/zoom-vulnerability-allows-hackers-to-target-windows-7-pcs

 

An email scam is targeting Black Lives Matter supporters—here’s what you need to know

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/online-scam-malware-malwarebytes-182152829.html

 

How to fix OneDrive Files On-Demand on Windows 10 version 2004

Can't download files or previously synced files in OneDrive? It's a problem with Windows 10 version 2004, and this is the fix.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-onedrive-files-ondemand-windows-10-2004/

 

OK, Boomer: Why Computer Literacy Matters to You

Computer literacy is no longer a choice, no matter how old you are. Embracing it is an important part of participating in society today.

https://askleo.com/ok-boomer-why-computer-literacy-matters-to-you/

 

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

 

How to Create and Restore a System Image Backup with Macrium Reflect

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/61026-backup-restore-macrium-reflect.html

 

Ransomware Gangs Don’t Need PR Help

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

 

Inside a ransomware attack: From the first breach to the ransom demand

Security researchers map out how a ransomware attack plays out over a two week period.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/inside-a-ransomware-attack-from-the-first-breach-to-encrypting-a-network-in-just-two-weeks/

 

iPhone users can now get a first look at the biggest changes coming to their phones this fall

  - Apple released a public beta version of iOS 14, which is the newest version of the iPhone’s operating system.

  - You can try it out now, but it could be buggy. It will be officially released in the fall along new iPhone models. 

  - Here are the big changes. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/09/ios-14-iphone-features.html

 

Powerful Conti Ransomware Emerges

https://www.securityweek.com/powerful-conti-ransomware-emerges

 

Creepto Cash: personal data of thousands of users from the UK, Australia, South Africa, the US, Singapore exposed in bitcoin scam

https://www.group-ib.com/media/creepto-cash-personal-data/

 

StrongPity APT – Revealing Trojanized Tools, Working Hours and Infrastructure

https://labs.bitdefender.com/2020/06/strongpity-apt-revealing-trojanized-tools-working-hours-and-infrastructure/

 

Roku adds premium and over-the-air channels to its live TV programming guide

Live programming from HBO, Showtime, Starz and more now appear in Roku’s linear programming grid, along with local over-the-air channel listings.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3563847/roku-adds-premium-and-over-the-air-channels-to-its-live-tv-programming-guide.html

 

Lenovo's fantastic Surface-style Chromebook Duet is on sale for $249

Walmart is selling the 64GB Chromebook Duet for $249.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3564983/lenovos-fantastic-surface-style-chromebook-duet-is-on-sale-for-249.html

 

Independent Civil Rights Audit Finds Facebook Is Making Everything Worse

https://gizmodo.com/independent-civil-rights-audit-finds-facebook-is-making-1844306451

 

3 key settings to change now to secure your Google account

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/settings-to-change-to-secure-your-google-account/744004/

 

COVID-19 Causes PC Demand in the US to Soar Back to 2009 Levels

'With volumes expected to surpass 21 million units, the US has not seen such volume since the end of 2009,' research firm IDC says.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/covid-19-causes-pc-demand-in-the-us-to-soar-back-to-2009-levels

 

10 ways Linux is just better! (there are distros that work like windows or mac and you may never need the command line, but  window and mac also have command line when needed)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAFMJ1LnQu8&t=1s

 

Apple just gave us another hint at what a foldable iPhone could one day look like

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-just-gave-us-another-141800160.html

 

How to remove temporary files on Windows 10

Are you running out of storage space? Windows 10 has a few ways to remove those temporary files, and emptying recycle bin, wasting space on your PC.

https://pureinfotech.com/remove-temporary-files-windows-10/

 

One Reason Why You Don’t Need a New Computer

Buying a new machine is a common knee-jerk reaction to a bad malware infestation. And it's wrong. Not just a little wrong -- it's very wrong and completely unnecessary.

https://askleo.com/one-reason-why-you-dont-need-a-new-computer/

 

Microsoft starts Edge-for-Edge swap on Windows 10 PCs

Coming soon to a PC near you: the Chromium-based Edge browser.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3561251/microsoft-starts-edge-for-edge-swap-on-windows-10-pcs.html

 

How to Enable running Microsoft Edge (Edge HTML) and Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based) side-by-side in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/144061-enable-microsoft-edge-side-side-browser-experience-windows-10-a.html

 

Privnotes.com Is Phishing Bitcoin from Users of Private Messaging Service Privnote.com

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/06/privnotes-com-is-phishing-bitcoin-from-users-of-private-messaging-service-privnote-com/

 

5 modern alternatives to essential Linux command-line tools

Gain new benefits by improving your old command-line tools with updated alternatives.

https://tinyurl.com/yc3hetlw 

   

Seller floods hacker forum with data stolen from 14 companies

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/seller-floods-hacker-forum-with-data-stolen-from-14-companies/?&web_view=true

 

Google Patches Critical Android Vulnerabilities With July 2020 Updates

https://www.securityweek.com/google-patches-critical-android-vulnerabilities-july-2020-updates

 

Forged Emails and Messages by Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Its Cyber-Terror Unit

https://tinyurl.com/y7nzwwfy

 

The best Wi-Fi 6 home networking tech to upgrade your setup

https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/09/the-best-wifi-6-home-networking-tech-to-upgrade-your-setup/

 

Eufy Security Indoor Cam 2K Pan and Tilt review: Full-room coverage with AI detection

https://www.techhive.com/article/3565429/eufy-security-indoor-cam-2k-pan-and-tilt-review.html

 

We loved this two-camera Arlo Pro 2 kit at $480, and today it's $200

Amazon is selling the fantastic Arlo Pro 2 system with two cameras over half off its debut price.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3564823/we-loved-this-two-camera-arlo-pro-2-kit-at-480-and-today-its-200.html

 

3D TVs Didn't Die, They Just Ended Up in Cars

https://gizmodo.com/3d-tvs-didnt-die-they-just-ended-up-in-cars-1844308676

 

iPhone battery draining quickly? Here’s how to fix it

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/iphone-battery-draining-fix/740674/

 

Amazon Decides Sellers Must Publicly Display Their Name and Address

From September, any third-party seller on Amazon.com must display name and address details publicly.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/amazon-decides-sellers-must-publicly-display-their-name-and-address

 

Your Smart Speaker Is Listening When It Shouldn't

https://www.yahoo.com/news/smart-speaker-listening-shouldnt-182534852.html

 

How to recover permanently deleted files on Windows 10

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/recover-permanently-deleted-files-windows-10/

 

Embracing the Most Important Attitude

There is one approach to life -- one setting in your psyche -- that affects your experience with technology much more than any lack of skill or knowledge.

https://askleo.com/embracing_the_most_important_attitude/

 

What's next for Windows 10?

The rest of the year is likely to be busy for Microsoft, which plans to retire four different versions of Windows 10, re-release a fifth this fall and put the finishing touches on next year's big refresh.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3546315/whats-next-for-windows-10.html

 

How to Enable or Disable Let Apps use Advertising ID for Relevant Ads in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/76453-enable-disable-advertising-id-relevant-ads-windows-10-a.html

 

The next cybersecurity headache: Employees know the rules but just don't care

Employees are still ignoring cybersecurity best practice despite being more aware of the risks.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-next-cybersecurity-headache-employees-know-the-rules-but-just-dont-care/

 

Customize your Raspberry Pi operating system for everyday use

Lighten up your Raspberry Pi even more by installing Raspberry Pi OS Lite.

https://tinyurl.com/y8dnyol6

 

Cosmic Lynx: The Highly-Professional Cybercrime Gang Scamming Businesses Out of Millions of Dollars

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/cosmic-lynx/

 

Magecart Group Hits 570 Websites in Three Years

https://www.securityweek.com/magecart-group-hits-570-websites-three-years

 

NSA to release advisory on VPN security amid telework boom

https://fcw.com/articles/2020/07/01/johnson-nsa-vpn-advisory.aspx?

 

945 Websites Hacked – up to 14 Million Potential Victims

https://lucysecurity.com/945-websites-hacked-up-to-14-million-potential-victims/

 

Revealed: How home router manufacturers dropped the ball on security

The Fraunhofer Institute discovered an average of 53 critical vulnerabilities in each of the 127 routers it examined. No device was entirely protected.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3565435/how-home-router-manufacturers-dropped-the-ball-on-security.html

 

The awesome 1TB Samsung 860 SSD just hit its lowest price of the year

Get one of our favorite SSDs for just $100 today.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3565170/the-awesome-1tb-samsung-860-ssd-just-hit-its-lowest-price-of-the-year.html

 

Apple Music Sucking Up Your iPhone Battery Life? You're Not Alone

https://gizmodo.com/apple-music-sucking-up-your-iphone-battery-life-youre-1844307203

 

Get faster internet by changing this one setting

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/change-this-one-setting-to-get-faster-internet-speeds-3/682731/

 

H.266 Codec Promises to Reduce Video File Sizes by Half

The H.266/VVC codec will deliver the same visual quality from SD right up to 8K, but with only 50 percent of the data requirements, making it an instant hit with video streaming services.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/h266-codec-promises-to-reduce-video-file-sizes-by-half

 

Your future MacBook will probably look a lot more like the iPhone — and that could be just what Apple needs to get ahead of Windows

https://www.yahoo.com/news/future-macbook-probably-look-lot-210420539.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

 

Because they deserve the money!

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/hacking-humans/105/transcript'

 

50 Ultimate Excel Tips and Tricks for 2020

The ultimate compilation of Excel tips and tricks to enhance your productivity using Excel.  Updated for 2020!  I've combined long-established tips and tricks with new ones Microsoft added in 2019 and 2020. You'll find solutions to the most common challenges you face in Excel.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXs3WG7M-qk&t=2s

 

HOW TO QUICKLY CREATE A MACOS BOOTABLE USB ON WINDOWS 10

Here are the steps to create a macOS Catalina bootable USB media with GPT partition support on Windows 10 to rescue your Mac computer.

https://pureinfotech.com/create-macos-bootable-usb-windows/ 

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Tue 2001 07/07/2020

 HELP MAKE HISTORY (now that Google owns Fitbit, it appears Google is trying to compete with Apples Health project I posted earlier this year)

Help us develop technology to identify AFib

https://healthsolutions.fitbit.com/heartstudy-info/

 

How to Connect Any Phone or Tablet to Your TV Using USB

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/connect-phone-tablet-tv-using-usb/

 

How to View a Saved Password in Microsoft Edge

https://www.howtogeek.com/678483/how-to-view-a-saved-password-in-microsoft-edge/

 

Warning signs that your PC is going to crash or die

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/warning-signs-that-your-pc-is-going-to-crash-or-die/

 

How to Try Out Android's New 'AirDrop' Feature

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-try-out-androids-new-airdrop-feature-1844293047

 

Wi-Fi 6 is the fastest standard yet. Wi-Fi 6E will take it to another level

Wi-Fi is expanding into the 6GHz band, giving Wi-Fi 6 devices a new multilane expressway for faster internet traffic. Here's everything you need to know.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/wi-fi-6-is-the-fastest-yet-but-wi-fi-6e-will-take-it-to-another-level-6-ghz/

 

How to Remove XBox Completely from Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/remove-xbox-completely-from-windows/

 

Firefox 79 makes some links more secure

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/06/25/firefox-79-links-secure/

 

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

 

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

 

Intel Tiger Lake's integrated graphics crushes Nvidia GPU in leaked benchmark

Tiger Lake laptops could be the thin and light gaming powerhouses

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/intel-tiger-lakes-integrated-graphics-crushes-nvidia-gpu-in-leaked-benchmark

 

Exposed dating service databases leak sensitive info on romance-seekers

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/database-security/exposed-dating-service-databases-leak-sensitive-info-on-romance-seekers/

 

COVID-19 scammers kept posing as Microsoft to defraud people — so Microsoft got a court's permission to secretly seize their websites and shut them down

https://www.yahoo.com/news/covid-19-scammers-kept-posing-175532885.html

 

Amazon's Alexa app now works hands-free on Android and iOS devices

Ironically, you have to use a rival voice assistant if you want to stay hands-free.

https://www.engadget.com/alexa-app-android-ios-hands-free-083526113.html

 

Independent Audit Faults Facebook for Failing to Prevent Voter Suppression

'The prioritization of free expression over all other values, such as equality and non-discrimination, is deeply troubling to the Auditors,' the report says.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/independent-audit-faults-facebook-for-failing-to-prevent-voter-suppression

 

Walmart is launching a cheaper Amazon Prime competitor

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle/walmart-amazon-prime-competitor/745528/

 

The 5 Fastest VPN Services (One Is Even Completely Free)

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-great-free-vpn-services-compared-which-is-fastest/

 

How to Create a Histogram in Microsoft Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/678088/how-to-create-a-histogram-in-microsoft-excel/

 

How to Uninstall and Reinstall Microsoft WordPad in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/uninstall-reinstall-microsoft-wordpad-in-windows-10/

 

How to Avoid the New 'EvilQuest' Mac Ransomware

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-avoid-the-new-evilquest-mac-ransomware-1844236075

 

Best smart home devices that aren't made by Amazon or Google

We took Amazon and Google out of the running (just this once) to see what other great smart home products are out there.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-smart-home-devices-not-made-by-amazon-or-google/

 

How to Set Up Geofencing with Amazon Alexa Routines

https://www.maketecheasier.com/smart-home/set-up-geofencing-with-amazon-alexa-routines/

 

Google is now auto-deleting some activity, but it is not enough

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/06/25/google-is-now-auto-deleting-some-activity-not-enough/

 

How to Enable or Disable Printer Sharing with Windows Sandbox in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/159835-enable-disable-printer-sharing-windows-sandbox-windows-10-a.html

 

Here Are 25 Apps You Need to Remove from Your Android Phone Now

Google recently pulled dozens of apps for stealing social media credentials

https://www.lifewire.com/25-apps-you-need-to-remove-from-your-android-phone-now-5070537

 

Amazon Prime Video goes live on Windows 10 — but there is a serious limitation

Imagine watching Knives Out in a measly 1080p resolution

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/amazon-prime-video-goes-live-on-windows-10-but-there-is-a-serious-limitation

 

Mounting IIoT cyber risks must be addressed now to prevent catastrophe: report

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/mounting-iiot-cyber-risks-must-be-addressed-now-to-prevent-catastrophe-report/

 

AT&T Expanding 25% Discount to More Customers

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/dfd3f5a5-3add-3cd0-b178-04d1a1548d68/at-t-expanding-25-discount.html

 

Intel details its USB4-compliant Thunderbolt 4 standard

It's all about better minimum specifications.

https://www.engadget.com/intel-thunderbolt-4-details-130016474.html

 

What's New With Thunderbolt 4? It Won't Be Faster, But Other Specs Scale Up

Thunderbolt 4 will start arriving later this year with Intel's upcoming 'Tiger Lake' processors for notebooks.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/whats-new-with-thunderbolt-4-it-wont-be-faster-but-other-specs-scale-up

 

5 ways to speed up Photoshop on your computer

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/5-ways-to-speed-up-photoshop-on-your-computer/743598/

 

11 Things You Must Do With a Brand New Laptop

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/things-must-do-brand-new-laptop/

 

Windows 10 Security PSA: Enable Automatic Store Updates

https://www.howtogeek.com/680701/windows-10-security-psa-enable-automatic-store-updates/

 

How to delete Multiple Rows in Microsoft Excel in one go

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/delete-multiple-rows-in-microsoft-excel/

 

Remove These 25 Android Apps That Steal Facebook Logins

https://lifehacker.com/remove-these-25-android-apps-that-steal-facebook-logins-1844220110

 

How to safely buy a used phone online

Buying a used phone can be a great way of saving money. Here's how to shop preowned and still stay safe.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-safely-buy-a-used-phone-online/

 

How to Play Xbox 360 Games on Your PC with Xenia

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

 

First look at Microsoft Edge's Search in Sidebar feature

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/06/24/first-look-at-microsoft-edges-search-in-sidebar-feature/

 

How to Enable or Disable Check Spelling when Entering Text in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/159560-enable-disable-check-spelling-when-entering-text-microsoft-edge.html

 

Billions of Passwords and Credentials, Possibly Yours, Are on the Dark Web

You’re not the only one who knows your clever Spotify password

https://www.lifewire.com/billions-of-passwords-and-credentials-possibly-yours-are-on-the-dark-web-5070724

 

Where to buy a webcam: These stores have stock

Where to buy a webcam

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

 

Hidden Cobra built global exfiltration network for Magecart skimming scheme

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/hidden-cobra-built-global-exfiltration-network-for-magecart-skimming-scheme/

 

How does your 'cyber hygiene' stack up?

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/online-security-tools-covid-190356728.html

 

DOJ indicts 'fxmsp' hacker who reportedly breached hundreds of companies

The prolific hacker may have made over $1.5 million from his activities.

https://www.engadget.com/doj-charge-fxmsp-032115377.html

 

Microsoft Teams Update, New Smart Display Aim to Make Virtual Interactions More 'Human'

The pandemic has changed work and school for the long term, and Microsoft has responded with a slew of updates for its Teams collaboration tool, plus a new class of smart speaker.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-teams-update-new-smart-display-aim-to-make-virtual-interactions

 

Caring for an aging relative? Guide to tech that can help

https://www.komando.com/how-tos/caring-for-an-aging-relative-guide-to-tech-that-can-help/745035/

 

How to Build a Basic Web Crawler to Pull Information From a Website

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/build-basic-web-crawler-pull-information-website-2/

 

How the New Control Center in macOS Big Sur Works

https://www.howtogeek.com/680008/how-the-new-control-center-in-macos-big-sur-works/

 

How to view Photos as a Slideshow on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-view-photos-as-a-slideshow-on-windows-10/

 

Browse Faster With Chrome's Hidden Android Tab Strip

https://lifehacker.com/browse-faster-with-chromes-hidden-android-tab-strip-1844207602

 

Microsoft sues over trademark to stop COVID-19 hacking campaign

The phishing scheme targeted 62 countries and sent out millions of lure emails to businesses, the company says.

https://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-sues-over-trademark-to-stop-covid-19-hacking-campaign/

 

What You Need to Know About Apple iCloud

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-you-need-know-about-apple-icloud/

 

Add a forced reboot bug to the list of recent Windows 10 issues

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/06/24/add-a-forced-reboot-bug-to-the-list-of-recent-windows-10-issues/

 

How to Change IPv4 and IPv6 DNS Server Address in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/77444-change-ipv4-ipv6-dns-server-address-windows.html

 

Google Makes Sweeping Privacy Changes

Google follows Apple in asserting that your stuff is safe

https://www.lifewire.com/google-makes-sweeping-privacy-changes-5069721

 

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

 

Home routers largely unpatched, raising risk during Covid-19 WFH

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/home-routers-largely-unpatched-raising-risk-during-covid-19-wfh/

 

Apple's New 2020 iPhones Will All Include OLED Screens: Report

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apples-2020-iphones-oled-screens-151100186.html

 

Gmail finally works with the iPad’s split-view multitasking

The feature is available immediately to all users.

https://www.engadget.com/gmail-ipad-split-view-multitasking-171225266.html

 

Germany Seizes Server Hosting 'BlueLeaks' Data Dump on US Police Practices

The Wikileaks-like group that published the data dump says prosecutors in Germany forced the hosting provider to give up the server.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/germany-seizes-server-hosting-blueleaks-data-dump-on-us-police-practices

 

How your Wi-Fi can be hacked to tell criminals if you’re away from home

https://www.komando.com/news/security-cameras-can-tell-criminals-youre-not-home/745311/

 

When Skype Isn’t Working: 7 Key Settings You Must Check

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-check-skype-work/

 

HDD vs SSD - What is the difference?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4ykrNhI5xk&t=3s

 

M.2 vs NVME: What's the difference?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJCHx7mZEKo

 

Recover Deleted Files With Microsoft's New Free Windows App

https://lifehacker.com/recover-deleted-files-with-microsofts-new-free-windows-1844203462

 

The Best Free Roku Channels of 2020

https://streamvulture.com/best-free-roku-channels-list/

 

How to Add Face ID Authentication to Google Drive App on iOS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/add-face-id-authentication-google-drive-ios/

 

10 YouTube URL Tricks You Should Know About

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-youtube-url-tricks-you-should-know-about/

 

Got A New Chromebook? 10 Things You Need To Know
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTGs-CekbhY&t=7s

 

Chrome Improves BIG TIME!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQBjxIlxOr0&t=7s

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Introduction to cloud computing operating system (9 chapters)

https://www.digit.in/technology-guides/fasttrack-to-chrome-os/introduction-to-cloud-computing-operating-system.html

 

Microsoft Releases Emergency Windows Patch for Malicious Image Attack

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

 

Make Your Phone a Fob.

Access your unit and amenities way more easily with a small, portable, and discreet fob.

https://fobtoronto.ca/phone-as-a-key-fob/

 

North Korea wants to steal your credit cards, researchers say: What to know

State-sponsored credit-card theft attacks date back to May 2019

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/north-korea-credit-card-skimming

 

Windows 10 Security PSA: Enable Automatic Store Updates

https://www.howtogeek.com/680701/windows-10-security-psa-enable-automatic-store-updates/

 

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

 

How to ensure the integrity of your encrypted drive while it's hibernating in macOS

Enabling full-disk encryption to keep documents secure is highly recommended. By default, macOS does not maintain integrity while hibernating. But there's a fix for that.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-ensure-the-integrity-of-your-encrypted-drive-while-its-hibernating-in-macos/

 

New Behave! extension warns of website port scans, local attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-behave-extension-warns-of-website-port-scans-local-attacks/

 

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 Enable or Disable Clipboard Sharing with Windows Sandbox in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/159821-enable-disable-clipboard-sharing-windows-sandbox-windows-10-a.html

 

'Xbox Series S' Lockhart: Everything we know so far

The smaller, cheaper, Xbox Series S 'Lockhart' is real.

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-series-s-lockhart

 

Microsoft offers steps to fix Storage Spaces parity problem on Windows 10

Microsoft outlines instructions to mitigate Storage Spaces parity issues with Windows 10 version 2004 while a permanent solution is in works.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-storage-spaces-parity-windows-10/

 

Samsung's next Galaxy Unpacked 2020 expected to showcase four new phones

https://www.yahoo.com/news/samsungs-next-galaxy-unpacked-2020-expected-showcase-four-101251669.html

 

Windows 10 Version 2004: How to Fix the OneDrive Files On-Demand Bug

Microsoft has recently confirmed another issue in Windows 10 version 2004, explaining that some older devices where ancient apps are installed might be unable to access OneDrive’s Files On-Demand feature.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-version-2004-how-to-fix-the-onedrive-files-on-demand-bug-530471.shtml

 

Reddit says it’s fixing code in its iOS app that copied clipboard contents

It’s the latest app found copying clipboard info in a beta version of iOS 14

https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/4/21313214/reddit-code-clipboard-privacy-copy-ios

 

How To Use Windows Sandbox

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

 

Track the weather with this powerful free live map

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/windy-weather-site-app-download/518069/

 

How to Wipe Your Hard Drive

Planning to get rid of your PC? Here's how to make sure all the personal files on your hard drive are erased and unrecoverable, whether you're running Windows 10, Windows 8.1, or Windows 7.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-wipe-your-hard-drive

 

Windows 10 update is killing this big feature — and you might not like it

Microsoft is beginning to sunset the Control Panel ... hope you're OK with that

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/windows-10-update-is-killing-this-big-feature-and-you-might-not-like-it

 

7 Tips to Make the Web More Readable on an iPhone

https://www.howtogeek.com/680223/7-tips-to-make-the-web-more-readable-on-an-iphone/

 

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

 

5 NSA-recommended strategies for improving your VPN security

The US National Security Agency has noticed a surge in cyberattacks targeting VPNs since the COVID-19 pandemic has forced more people to work from home.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/5-nsa-recommended-strategies-for-improving-your-vpn-security/

 

Companies start reporting ransomware attacks as data breaches

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/companies-start-reporting-ransomware-attacks-as-data-breaches/

 

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 Add or Remove OneDrive in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4818-add-remove-onedrive-navigation-pane-windows-10-a.html

 

Microsoft shakes up field sales, support groups with start of FY21

The annual reorganization effort also brings a newly established consulting wing.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-shakes-field-sales-support-groups-start-fy21

 

WINDOWS 10 UPDATE KB4567523 OUTS TO FIX PRINT PROBLEM FOR VERSION 2004

Microsoft fixes printing issue after pushing a buggy update for devices running Windows 10 version 2004 and older versions.

https://pureinfotech.com/kb4567523-windows-10-fix-print-problem-2004/

 

An email scam is targeting Black Lives Matter supporters—here’s what you need to know

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/online-scam-malware-malwarebytes-182152829.html

 

How to Fix Windows 10 Version 2004 “Settings Not Supported” Upgrade Error

If you’re running Windows 10 version 1903 or 1909, you should technically be able to download and install the newly-released May 2020 Update, or version 2004, by simply checking for updates in Windows 10.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-to-fix-windows-10-version-2004-settings-not-supported-upgrade-error-530469.shtml

 

LinkedIn says it will stop repeatedly copying iOS clipboard

TikTok was caught doing the same thing

https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/3/21312821/linkedin-app-ios-14-clipboard-copying-fix

 

How To Adjust Video Quality On Netflix

https://www.techjunkie.com/video-quality-netflix/

 

3 key settings to change now to secure your Google account

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/settings-to-change-to-secure-your-google-account/744004/

 

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

 

Chrome for Android is finally going 64-bit — here’s why it matters

Chrome on Android is getting a security and performance boost thanks to this upgrade

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/chrome-for-android-is-finally-going-64-bit-heres-why-it-matters

 

How to Limit Any Application’s Bandwidth on Windows

https://www.howtogeek.com/347711/how-to-limit-any-applications-bandwidth-on-windows/

 

OneDrive simplifies document sharing by making it even more complex

Microsoft has somehow managed to take what you might think to be a fairly simple process—sharing a document—and Microsoft-ed it.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3563323/onedrive-simplifies-document-sharing-by-making-it-even-more-complex.html

 

How to use virtual desktops on Chrome OS

Learn how to make your Chromebook a more efficient and productive tool with the help of virtual desktops.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-virtual-desktops-on-chrome-os/

 

Try2Cry ransomware tries to worm its way to other Windows systems

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/try2cry-ransomware-tries-to-worm-its-way-to-other-windows-systems/

 

Comcast is the first ISP that joins Firefox's Trusted Recursive Resolver Program

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/06/26/comcast-is-the-first-isp-that-joins-firefoxs-trusted-recursive-resolver-program/

 

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

 

How to fix slow Xbox One download speeds

Get your Xbox One downloads back up to speed with these step-by-step troubleshooting solutions.

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-one-download-speeds

 

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/

 

Forget iPhone 12?: LG Eyes Rollable OLED Smartphone Next Year

https://www.yahoo.com/news/forget-iphone-12-lg-eyes-145500930.html

 

The Windows 10 Alt + TAB App Switcher Is Back in Business

I don’t know about you but the default Windows app switcher, which you can access by pressing Alt + TAB, is a critical OS feature that I use hundreds, maybe thousands, of times every day.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/the-windows-10-alt-plus-tab-app-switcher-is-back-in-business-530438.shtml

 

A portable display can make working from your dining room table easier

And you can take it all down in seconds when it’s time for dinner

https://www.theverge.com/21311820/ananta-usb-c-portable-touchscreen-display-review-price-specs-features

 

How To Find & Recover An Off-Screen Window In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/find-recover-off-screen-window-windows-10/

 

Two clever phishing scams that could be hiding in your inbox

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/two-clever-phishing-scams-that-could-be-hiding-in-your-inbox/743882/

 

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

 

iPhone 13 could morph into a MacBook — literally

Bizzare Apple patent shows how future iPhones could power a ‘MacBook Lite’ laptop

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-13-could-morph-into-a-macbook-literally

 

How to Use Safari Private Browsing on an iPhone or iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/677769/how-to-use-safari-private-browsing-on-an-iphone-or-ipad/

 

'Significant and fundamental' Windows tweak sets the stage for GPU innovation

"Remaining on the cutting edge of hardware innovation has always been a critical aspect of our graphics platform."

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3564972/significant-and-fundamental-windows-tweak-sets-the-stage-for-gpu-innovation.html

 

5 tips to take your Gmail use to the next level

Google's mail product may be the single most powerful tool in the world for productivity … if you know the power tips. Here are ways to enhance your Gmail usage.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/5-tips-to-take-your-gmail-use-to-the-next-level/

 

Avaddon ransomware shows that Excel 4.0 macros are still effective

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/avaddon-ransomware-shows-that-excel-40-macros-are-still-effective/

 

TreeNoote is a free and easy-to-use note taking program

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/06/26/treenoote-is-a-free-and-easy-to-use-note-taking-program/

 

How to Enable or Disable Automatic Deletion of BSOD Memory Dumps on Low Disk Space in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/159387-disable-auto-deletion-memory-dumps-low-disk-space-windows-10-a.html

 

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

 

Windows 10 update KB4567512 out to fix printing problem for version 1909 and 1903

Microsoft fixes printing issue after pushing a buggy update for Windows 10 users.

https://pureinfotech.com/kb4567512-windows-10-fix-print-problem/

 

Walmart Is Turning 160 Locations Into Drive-In Movie Theaters for Fun Family Nights

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/walmart-turning-160-locations-drive-142100094.html

 

Hardentools

Harden your computer's security by disabling multiple Windows, Office and Acrobat Reader features at once, such as macros, ActiveX, autorun and autoplay

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

 

With Edge, Microsoft’s forced Windows updates just sank to a new low

It undermines Microsoft’s own argument that automatic updates are critical

https://www.theverge.com/21310611/microsoft-edge-browser-forced-update-chromium-editorial

 

How To Send And Receive Text Messages On A PC Without A Phone

https://www.techjunkie.com/receive-text-messages-pc-without-phone/

 

Essential laptop maintenance tips and tricks

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/essential-laptop-maintenance-tips-tricks/682651/

 

Google Is Finally Switching Chrome for Android to 64-Bit

If you're running Android 10 on your phone, Chrome 85 will mark the switch to 64-bit.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-is-finally-switching-chrome-for-android-to-64-bit

 

500,000 BMW, Mercedes and Hyundai owners hit by massive data breach

Info seems to come from UK call centre shared by carmakers

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/bmw-call-centre-data-breach

 

Raspberry Pi 4 Now Available With 8GB of RAM, 64-Bit OS

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/311086-raspberry-pi-4-now-available-with-8gb-of-ram-64-bit-os

 

How to make a graph in Google Sheets

Learn how to create and customize a visual display of your data in Google Sheets or use the =SPARKLINE function to make a mini chart in a spreadsheet cell.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-make-a-graph-in-google-sheets/

 

How To Chromebook

https://www.google.com/chromebook/howto/

 

The best laptops for students

Our favorite notebooks for managing the return to the academic year.

https://www.engadget.com/best-laptops-for-students-130054631.html

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25 Android Apps Steal Facebook Passwords

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

 

Google plans to dramatically improve battery life with new Chrome throttling move

https://mspoweruser.com/google-plans-to-dramatically-improve-battery-life-with-new-chrome-throttling-move/

 

There's Now an Artificial Cartilage Gel Strong Enough to Work in Knees

https://www.sciencealert.com/there-s-now-an-artificial-cartilage-gel-that-s-strong-enough-to-work-on-knees

 

How to Build Your First Web Page

Write and post a website to promote your business or interests

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-build-a-web-page-3466384

 

The Authentication Puzzle

Producing a secure authentication process that keeps users happy is easier said than done, but it's necessary in order to keep them safe online.

https://blog.avast.com/the-importance-of-authentication-avast

 

How to use Zoom's advanced sharing options to share more than just your screen

You can share more than just your screen or a single document in a Zoom meeting.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-zooms-advanced-sharing-options-to-share-more-than-just-your-screen/

 

How to enable HTTP/3 support in Firefox

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/07/01/how-to-enable-http-3-support-in-firefox/

 

How to choose the best antivirus for you

Get the perfect antivirus app by considering these key factors

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-choose-the-best-antivirus-for-you

 

How to Download and Install Microsoft PowerToys in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/143528-how-download-install-microsoft-powertoys-windows-10-a.html

 

External Drive Not Showing Up or Recognized? 5 Potential Fixes to Try

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/external-drive-not-recognized-this-is-how-to-fix-it-in-windows/

 

I've been using this $450 Android phone that has features even Apple's $1,000 iPhone 11 Pro is missing — here are the best and worst things about it so far

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ive-using-450-android-phone-124500822.html

 

[AUTO] Trading Privacy for an Insurance Discount?

https://askbobrankin.com/auto_trading_privacy_for_an_insurance_discount.html

 

How to Work Around a Broken Keyboard Key on a Windows 10 PC

https://www.howtogeek.com/679431/how-to-work-around-a-broken-keyboard-key-on-a-windows-10-pc/

 

Festo’s latest biomimetic robots are a flying feathered bird and ball-bottomed helper arm (what would Leonardo da Vinci think of this?)

https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/02/festos-latest-biomimetic-robots-are-a-flying-feathered-bird-and-ball-bottomed-helper-arm/

 

Apple Photos: What can you do if you crop out details and later want them back?

Can you restore the full image?

https://www.macworld.com/article/3564610/apple-photos-what-can-you-do-if-you-crop-out-a-critical-detail-and-later-want-it-back.html

 

watchOS 7: When will Apple release it to the public and what to expect when it’s available

https://9to5mac.com/2020/07/05/watchos-7-public-release-date/#more-655085

 

An old piece of Android malware is back and more dangerous than before

  - An old piece of Android malware called FakeSpy has resurfaced and is now targeting users across the United States and Western Europe.

  - The app is capable of stealing a user’s text messages, banking information, and app data.

  - The malware spreads via a text message that seemingly comes from a local post office and instructs users to download an app disguised as a legitimate post office app.

https://bgr.com/2020/07/03/android-malware-fakespy-steals-text-messages-banking-information/

 

Chrome update may extend your laptop's battery life by up to 2 hours

Tabs might not hog so much energy in the background.

https://www.engadget.com/chrome-86-battery-saving-experiment-223253471.html

 

Amazon Launches a Prime Video App for Windows 10

Rather than accessing Prime Video through your browser, there's now a dedicated app offering all the features and adds offline viewing.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/amazon-launches-a-prime-video-app-for-windows-10

 

FTC warning: If you get an email with this subject line, delete it

https://www.komando.com/money/ftc-phishing-warning/745066/

 

What Is Beacon Technology?

And does it make your life more convenient, less private, or both?

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-beacon-technology-4171930

 

Over 130M records from recent data breaches for sale

https://blog.avast.com/130m-user-records-for-sale-from-major-data-breaches-avast

 

How to share documents from the cloud during a Zoom meeting

You can share documents directly from Dropbox, OneDrive, and other online storage services. Here are the steps.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-share-documents-from-the-cloud-during-a-zoom-meeting/

 

Critical Windows Codecs security issue affects Windows 10 and Server

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/07/01/critical-windows-codecs-security-issue-affects-windows-10-and-server/

 

How to delete your Netflix history: delete your Continue Watching list

Delete items from your Netflix Continue Watching list on Android and iOS

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-delete-netflix-history

 

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

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/159825-how-enable-disable-audio-input-windows-sandbox-windows-10-a.html

 

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

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

 

Did AT&T Just Scuttle DirecTV With Another Price Hike?

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/0e5205ca-2009-33e6-b29f-1742261b171d/did-at-t-just-scuttle-directv.html

 

Is Low Memory Bogging Down Your Computer?

https://askbobrankin.com/is_low_memory_bogging_down_your_computer.html

 

How to Save a Web Page as a PDF in Safari on Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/678219/how-to-save-a-web-page-as-a-pdf-in-safari-on-mac/

 

Sprint 5G is no more, as T-Mobile focuses on its own network

https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/02/sprint-5g-is-no-more-as-t-mobile-focuses-on-its-own-network/

 

Thunderbolt 3 adapter guide: How to connect an iPhone, display, hard drive, and more to a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air

Make room in your laptop bag.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3136583/macbook-pro-thunderbolt-3-adapter-guide-how-to-connect-an-iphone-display-hard-drive-and-more.html

 

This week’s top stories: iPhone 12 charger rumors, Apple Card updates, new iOS 14 tidbits, more

https://9to5mac.com/2020/07/05/iphone-12-charger-more/#more-655082

 

The cheap Xbox Series S sounds more exciting with every new leak

  - New Xbox Series S rumors make the more affordable 2020 Xbox console sound more exciting than ever.

  - The cheap Series S would be able to deliver incredible performance in a more compact package than the Series X, according to a former PlayStation executive.

  - The Series S could be priced much lower than the PlayStation 5

https://bgr.com/2020/07/03/xbox-series-s-specs-20-5nm-rdna2-cu-vs-series-x-vs-ps5/

 

Two Nigerians face US charges over online fraud worth 'hundreds of millions'

They allegedly used email to rip off American companies.

https://www.engadget.com/nigerians-face-us-charges-over-massive-online-fraud-215503992.html

 

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

 

10 new iPhone tricks you’ll use all the time

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/clever-iphone-tricks/744550/

 

How to Fix It When There's No Internet Connection

Troubleshooting Wi-Fi when there's no connection

https://www.lifewire.com/what-to-do-when-theres-no-wi-fi-internet-connection-2378240

 

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

 

How to share your iPhone or iPad screen during a Zoom meeting

You can display the screen of your iPhone or iPad during your virtual meeting. Here are the steps.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-share-your-iphone-or-ipad-screen-during-a-zoom-meeting/

 

Synchronize two folders in one-way or both directions with SyncBreeze

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/06/30/synchronize-two-folders-in-one-way-or-both-directions-with-syncbreeze/

 

How to download YouTube videos for free

Download YouTube videos for offline viewing

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/download-youtube-videos

 

How to Enable or Disable Extensions in Incognito Mode in Google Chrome

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/129040-enable-disable-extensions-incognito-mode-google-chrome.html

 

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

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

 

Why Did Microsoft’s Retail Stores Die as Apple Stores Thrived?

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/9093708a-552f-32e8-9632-3769d964aa0e/why-did-microsoft%e2%80%99s-retail.html

 

How to Keep Your Phone Working When There’s No Service

Apps that work offline, essential in-car gear and other tips to consider before seeking social—and cell-signal—distance on your summer road trip

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-keep-your-phone-working-when-theres-no-service-11593954000

 

How to Use Microsoft’s “Windows File Recovery” on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/680458/how-to-use-microsofts-windows-file-recovery-on-windows-10/

 

The great stink in software pipelines

https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/02/the-great-stink-in-software-pipelines/

 

The Mac’s future is on a collision course with the iPad

What’s a Mac, anyway? Apple’s WWDC announcements make us wonder.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3563739/the-macs-future-is-on-a-collision-course-with-the-ipad.html

 

Hands-on: 85+ new macOS Big Sur changes and features [Video]

https://9to5mac.com/2020/07/04/hands-on-new-macos-big-sur-changes-features-video/#more-654407

 

This is the black PS5 console of your dreams

https://bgr.com/2020/07/02/ps5-release-date-will-there-be-a-black-playstation-5/

 

House approves $100 billion in broadband funding for rural areas

The bill would also make high-speed internet more affordable.

https://www.engadget.com/house-approves-100-billion-broadband-funding-010021883.html

 

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

 

7 clear-cut signs your phone or computer is infected with a virus or keylogger

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/7-clear-cut-signs-youve-been-hacked/456930/

 

How to Make a Secure Wi-Fi Network

Make your network tamperproof with these tips

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-beef-up-security-on-your-home-wireless-network-2487660

 

How the BlueLeaks data breach happened

The massive breach of law enforcement data called BlueLeaks could have been prevented with the right security tools.

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

 

Gmail techniques to change your (work) life

Imagine what you could do if you spent half as much time in email. Learn how using Google Mail as the example.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/gmail-techniques-to-change-your-work-life/

 

Windows File Recovery app is a new app from Microsoft that can recover deleted files

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/06/30/windows-file-recovery-app-is-a-new-app-from-microsoft-that-can-recover-deleted-files/

 

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

 

How to Reset and Re-register Windows Spotlight in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/82156-reset-re-register-windows-spotlight-windows-10-a.html

 

14 Ways to Make Windows 10 Faster and Improve Performance

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

 

These Yale students built an app that makes it super simple for people to communicate with incarcerated loved ones for free

https://www.yahoo.com/news/yale-students-built-app-makes-130000416.html

 

Microsoft’s partnership with Facebook Gaming could mean future VR support for Xbox

https://venturebeat.com/2020/07/05/microsofts-partnership-with-facebook-gaming-could-mean-future-vr-support-for-xbox/

 

How to Fax a Document From Your Smartphone

https://www.howtogeek.com/218505/how-to-fax-a-document-from-your-smartphone/

 

Are virtual concerts here to stay?

https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/02/are-virtual-concerts-here-to-stay/

 

The iPad isn’t getting iOS 14’s best feature

Where is App Library for the iPad?

https://www.macworld.com/article/3563916/the-ipad-isnt-getting-ios-14s-best-feature.html

 

Review: Fi Smart Collar uses GPS and LTE to track your dog’s location on your iPhone

https://9to5mac.com/2020/07/01/review-fi-smart-dog-collar/

 

Here is Apple’s massive list of every single new feature in iOS 14

  - Apple covered dozens of iOS 14 beta features when it unveiled the new platform at WWDC 2020, and it released an early version of the software to developers.

  - The company can only fit so much into a WWDC keynote, of course, so it has since released a colossal list of every single new feature included in iOS 14.

  - You’ll find the entire list right here, so you know exactly what to expect when you install iOS 14 on your iPhone.

https://bgr.com/2020/07/02/ios-14-beta-features-on-iphone-complete-list-from-apple/

 

India may require online shops to hand over site code

It also wants to look for 'explainable' AI.

https://www.engadget.com/india-e-commerce-policy-would-require-source-code-015532561.html

 

How Much Are People Paying For Your Identity on the Dark Web?

Sorry to tell you, but your personal information goes for a lot less than you might think.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/how-much-are-people-paying-for-your-identity-on-the-dark-web

 

5 warning signs you’re being targeted by an identify thief

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/warning-signs-youre-being-targeted-by-an-identify-thief/743930/

 

How to Hack-Proof Your Wireless Router

Maybe not hack-proof, but at least hack-resistant

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-hack-proof-your-wireless-router-2487654

 

Chrome OS (Chromium) Tutorial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Le66pSxAlc&t=2s

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