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How to Uninstall Chrome Extensions (applies to any browser-based on Chrome or Chromium that allow extensions)

https://brave.com/knowledge/removing-chrome-extensions/

 

Novel Coronavirus Phone Scams: How to Identify and Avoid COVID-19 Scams

https://www.callersmart.com/guides/175/novel-coronavirus-phone-scams-how-to-identify-and-avoid-covid-19-scams

 

'Make Your Bed' and Other Life Lessons for Security

Follow this advice from a famous military commanders' commencement speech and watch your infosec team soar.

https://www.darkreading.com/operations/make-your-bed-and-other-life-lessons-for-security-/a/d-id/1338283

 

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/

 

Beetle-mounted camera streams insect adventures (reading this, think about you future privacy)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/beetle-mounted-camera-streams-insect-122442791.html

 

How to Paste Text Without Formatting Almost Anywhere

https://www.howtogeek.com/679956/how-to-paste-text-without-formatting-almost-anywhere/

 

Yes, You Should Quit Using Google Chrome

https://lifehacker.com/yes-you-should-quit-using-google-chrome-1844408232

 

Outlook is getting a bunch of features to save you time across all platforms

Microsoft is hoping you'll get a little better with your work-life balance thanks to some new Outlook features.

https://www.windowscentral.com/outlook-getting-bunch-features-save-you-time-across-all-platforms

 

New Chrome video feature could solve a huge problem with the browser

This should be helpful for those with limited data plans

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/new-chrome-video-feature-could-solve-a-huge-problem-with-the-browser

 

Block Phone Scams and Robocalls Using T-Mobile’s New Scam Shield

No more reverse phone lookups to see if that number was legitimate

https://www.lifewire.com/block-phone-scams-and-robocalls-using-t-mobile-s-new-scam-shield-5071561

 

The best Wi-Fi range extender for almost everybody

A range extender can help you eliminate those pesky dead zones -- and some are a lot better than others.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-wifi-range-extender-in-2020/

 

Advisories and mitigations, oh my! Critical updates for Windows this July

July's Patch Tuesday update round-up deals with 123 separate security vulnerabilities, including an urgent issue with Microsoft Outlook and a very serious flaw in Windows CVE-2020-1350.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3567356/advisories-and-mitigations-oh-my-critical-updates-for-windows-this-july.html

 

How to Enable or Disable Indexing Network Locations in Photos app in Windows 10

https://tinyurl.com/y262yr55

 

Microsoft discontinues OneDrive fetch files service

OneDrive fetch files feature will retire on July 31, 2020. If you accessed files this way, it's time to upload the to cloud for easy access.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-discontinues-onedrive-fetch-file/

 

10 Windows Task Manager Tricks You Probably Didn’t Know

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

 

Who’s Behind Wednesday’s Epic Twitter Hack?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/07/whos-behind-wednesdays-epic-twitter-hack/

 

The Twitter hack: Why Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and others might have reason to be worried

The real problem is not the cryptocurrency scam…

https://www.grahamcluley.com/the-twitter-hack-why-elon-musk-bill-gates-jeff-bezos-and-others-might-have-reason-to-be-worried/

 

This Is Why Half the Internet Shut Down Today

https://gizmodo.com/this-is-why-half-the-internet-shut-down-today-1844425114

 

Merge

Overlap two images or images and text, all while taking advantage of multiple effects by relying on this simplistic software solution

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

 

Microsoft Patches Wormable RCE Flaw in Windows DNS Servers

Patch Tuesday security updates address a critical vulnerability in Windows DNS Servers, which researchers believe is likely to be exploited.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/microsoft-patches-wormable-rce-flaw-in-windows-dns-servers/d/d-id/1338351

 

Remove annoying political posts from Facebook with this trick

https://www.komando.com/social-media/how-to-turn-off-political-ads/742452/

 

Tiny Camera System Allows Live Streaming From an Insect (again, future personal privacy)

It only weighs 250 milligrams, can stream footage for six hours, and doesn't harm the insect wearing it.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/tiny-camera-system-allows-live-streaming-from-an-insect

 

Scary new hacking scam targets work from home employees — here's how to protect yourself

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/mcafee-multi-access-software-185019495.html

 

Are Camera Lens Add-ons for Smartphones Worth Buying?

https://www.howtogeek.com/673219/are-camera-lens-add-ons-for-smartphones-worth-buying/

 

Reduce Computer Screen Glare by Working in a Box

https://lifehacker.com/reduce-computer-screen-glare-by-working-in-a-box-1844393287

 

Xbox One S vs. Xbox One X: Which should you buy?

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-one-s-vs-xbox-one-x

 

Lenovo laptop clearance sale takes up to $1,639 off ThinkPad notebooks

Huge savings in Lenovo laptop clearance sale

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/lenovo-laptop-clearance-sale-takes-up-to-dollar1639-off-thinkpad-notebooks

 

Browse Privately With Fast New VPN From Mozilla

Firefox? More like Private-fox

https://www.lifewire.com/browse-privately-with-fast-new-vpn-from-mozilla-5071402

 

Russian hackers allegedly behind cyberattacks to steal COVID-19 vaccine

The UK, US and Canada called out Russian hackers for allegedly targeting coronavirus vaccine researchers.

https://www.cnet.com/news/russian-hackers-allegedly-behind-cyberattacks-to-steal-covid-19-vaccine/

 

When will Apple break up iTunes for Windows?

One year on and Windows users are still stranded with iTunes.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3566883/when-will-apple-break-up-itunes-for-windows.html

 

How to Use Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant (SaRA) in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/159889-how-use-microsoft-support-recovery-assistant-sara-windows.html

 

How to see other computers on network on Windows 10

Do you need to find a computer in the network? Here's how on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/see-other-computers-network-windows-10/

 

Backup 101: Windows Files and Folders You Should Always Back Up

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/backup-windows-files-folders/

 

‘Wormable’ Flaw Leads July Microsoft Patches

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/07/wormable-flaw-leads-july-microsoft-patches/

 

“Secure in your thoughts” – malware memories and brain passwords in the Stroke of Genius podcast

https://www.grahamcluley.com/stroke-of-genius-podcast/

 

Twitter Says Attackers Downloaded Account Information, Which Includes Direct Messages, From Some in Hack

https://gizmodo.com/twitter-says-attackers-downloaded-account-information-1844430825

 

AVG Antivirus Free

Top-grade antivirus application with basic protection against all forms of malware, in addition to email, identity and web browsing safety

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/AVG-Free-Edition.shtml

 

Google Cloud Unveils 'Confidential VMs' to Protect Data in Use

Confidential Virtual Machines, now in beta, will let Google Cloud customers keep data encrypted while it's in use.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/google-cloud-unveils-confidential-vms-to-protect-data-in-use/d/d-id/1338347

 

This shocking flaw could allow your phone to watch you

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/firefox-camera-remains-active/746419/

 

Facebook Labels Voting-Related Posts From Presidential Candidates

The blanket tag will appear regardless of whether the message contains misinformation.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/facebook-starts-labeling-voting-posts-from-presidential-candidates

 

A guide to text-to-speech, the popular accessibility feature that lets your computer, phone, or tablet read to you

https://www.yahoo.com/news/guide-text-speech-popular-accessibility-200400033.html

 

Does Private or Incognito Mode Make Web Browsing Anonymous?

https://www.howtogeek.com/680088/does-private-or-incognito-mode-make-web-browsing-anonymous/

 

See What You've Been BitTorrenting With This Site

https://lifehacker.com/see-what-youve-been-bittorrenting-with-this-site-1844392465

 

Best Xbox Series X Headsets 2020

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-xbox-series-x-headsets

 

Zoom security flaw exposed — hackers could use this feature for phishing attacks (Update)

Zoom says it's already patched the vulnerability

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/zoom-security-flaw-exposed-hackers-could-use-this-feature-for-phishing-attacks

 

How Do Wi-Fi Extenders Work?

Learn how to improve your wireless signal at home

https://www.lifewire.com/how-do-wi-fi-extenders-work-5069898

 

Get one of the best under-$200 portable monitors for 33% off

The Auzai ME16Z01, a 15.6-inch display, is now selling for just $147.

https://www.cnet.com/news/get-one-of-the-best-under-200-monitors-for-33-percent-off/

 

Outlook went down for four hours Wednesday. What happened?

The version of Outlook that runs on Windows PCs suddenly stopped working worldwide on Wednesday. The outage wasn’t caused by a bad patch. It wasn’t restored by an update. Microsoft isn’t saying much, but there’s a plausible explanation - and it’s disconcerting.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3567096/outlook-went-down-for-four-hours-wednesday-what-happened.html

 

How to Install PowerShell 7.0.3 in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/151734-how-install-powershell-7-0-windows-7-windows-8-windows-10-a.html

 

SURFACE PRO 6, PRO 5, BOOK 2 GET JULY 2020 FIRMWARE UPDATE

Some of the Microsoft Surface device are getting new firmware update in July to improve reliability.

https://pureinfotech.com/surface-pro-6-pro-5-book-2-july-2020-firmware-update/

 

How to Run macOS on Windows 10 in a Virtual Machine

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/macos-windows-10-virtual-machine/

 

Breached Data Indexer ‘Data Viper’ Hacked

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/07/breached-data-indexer-data-viper-hacked/

 

The Twitter mega-hack. What you need to know

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/twitter-mega-hack-what-you-need-to-know/

 

Yes, You Should Still Change Your DNS Settings for Better Internet

https://gizmodo.com/yes-you-should-still-change-your-dns-settings-for-bett-1828216684

 

LibreOffice

Complex productivity suite which enables you to create text document, spreadsheets and presentations, manage databases and draw, and offers compatibility with other major office suites

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Office-suites/LibreOffice.shtml

 

New Mirai Variant Surfaces with Exploits for 9 Vulnerabilities Products

Impacted products include routers, IP cameras, DVRs, and smart TVs.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/new-mirai-variant-surfaces-with-exploits-for-9-vulnerabilities-products-/d/d-id/1338345

 

T-Mobile’s new ‘Scam Shield’ helps you fight annoying robocalls

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/t-mobiles-scam-shield-fights-robocalls/746397/

 

US Attorney General: Apple, US Tech Firms Are Becoming Pawns of China

According to Barr, Apple’s decisions to comply with Chinese censorship, but not US demands on getting access to locked iPhones represents a 'double standard.'

https://www.pcmag.com/news/us-attorney-general-apple-us-tech-firms-are-becoming-pawns-of-china

 

Zoom Shows Big Ambitions to Grow Beyond the Enterprise

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/67b87596-2a22-3c21-a54a-aadc2979ca5e/zoom-shows-big-ambitions-to.html

 

How to Quickly Switch to Windowed Mode in Almost Any PC Game

https://www.howtogeek.com/679972/how-to-quickly-switch-to-windowed-mode-in-almost-any-pc-game/

 

It's Time to Rethink How You Use Twitter

https://lifehacker.com/its-time-to-rethink-how-you-use-twitter-1844398386

 

Microsoft OneDrive bids farewell to file fetching feature

OneDrive won't be able to fetch files from PCs after this month, but you can still sync files across devices.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsofts-onedrive-file-fetching-feature-be-retired

 

The best tablet deals and sales in July 2020

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/best-tablet-deals-sales

 

The 10 Best Long-Range Routers of 2020

Eliminate those dreaded Wi-Fi "dead zones"

https://www.lifewire.com/best-long-range-routers-4122554

 

T-Mobile will stop taking new Sprint customers Aug. 2, new deals coming soon

The unification of T-Mobile and Sprint is happening in August.

https://www.cnet.com/news/t-mobile-will-stop-taking-new-sprint-customers-on-august-2-new-t-mobile-deals-coming-soon/

 

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 Turn On or Off Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/83607-turn-off-windows-defender-application-guard-windows-10-a.html

 

How to analyze hard drive space with WinDirStat on Windows 10

Is your PC suddenly running out of space? Use WinDirStat to analyze and find out what files are filling out the drive to free up space on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/analyze-drive-space-windirstat-windows-10/

 

After Installing Windows 10: 6 Things You Must Do

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/post-installation-windows-10/

 

What Intel’s Thunderbolt 4 means for your next PC

Expect more features (and confusion).

https://www.engadget.com/intel-thunderbolt-4-explainer-143006501.html

 

Insecure IoT devices could be banned and destroyed if they fail to meet UK security standards (we have all kinds of smart devices attached to our home wifi.  Read a bit further down on this list.)

https://www.bitdefender.com/box/blog/iot-news/insecure-iot-devices-banned-destroyed-fail-meet-uk-security-standards/

 

I'm Too Old to Learn a New Career, and Too Young to Retire

https://gizmodo.com/im-too-old-to-learn-a-new-career-and-too-young-to-reti-1844294372

 

AlarmStickies

An intuitive and user-friendly program that allows for the use of electronic posts, which are small colored windows which can hold reminders for important tasks

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Diary-Organizers-Calendar/AutoPostit.shtml

 

7 IoT Tips for Home Users

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

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

 

Mini UV Light Bar: Disinfect in Seconds

Scan & Sanitize Just About Anything within 10 Seconds! No Chemicals, Residue, Odor, or Contamination

https://deals.komando.com/sales/mini-ultraviolet-bar-uv-light-eliminate-disinfect-in-seconds?scsonar=1

 

Epic Twitter Hack Targeted 130 Accounts (computer games developer)

UPDATE: Twitter says the attackers were able to view the email addresses and phone numbers registered to the 130 targeted accounts. In a few instances, the culprits even downloaded a copy of the account's data.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/epic-twitter-hack-targeted-130-accounts

 

Chrome competitor, The Browser Company, quietly raises $5M

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/chrome-competitor-browser-company-quietly-193050570.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

How to Allow (or Block) Camera and Mic Access in Chrome

You can control which sites are allowed to use the mic and camera

https://www.lifewire.com/configure-camera-microphone-setting-in-google-chrome-4103623

 

Man who lived luxury lifestyle after hacking LinkedIn and Dropbox is found guilty

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/man-who-lived-luxury-lifestyle-after-hacking-linkedin-and-dropbox-is-found-guilty-23722.html

 

How to Use Chrome, Firefox, or Safari to Change All of Your Bad Passwords

https://gizmodo.com/how-to-use-chrome-firefox-or-safari-to-change-all-of-1844354112

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(NOTE: the first two articles are about DNS.  Any use of the Internet requires DNS to look up the real address of the sites you want to go too.  All internet service providers (ISP), you can't see this without using the DNS of the ISP you are paying for or some free Internet service like Libraries, Starbucks, McDonald's, and many others. However, the delays of your ISP's DNS can be slowing you down.  Changing to one of the other DNS services is a better choice for speeding up Internet performance.  I use many, but mostly OpenDNS which has IP v4 addresses of 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220, for IP v6 use  2620:119:35::35 and 2620:119:53::53 .) Most use the IP v4 addresses.)

 

How (and Why) to Change Your DNS Server

The Domain Name System is an essential part of your internet communications. Upgrading to a better DNS server can make your surfing both faster and more secure.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-and-why-to-change-your-dns-server

 

What is a DNS server? Here’s how the Internet serves up your favorites

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/what-is-a-dns-server/

 

Microsoft milks cows for all they're worth with Land O'Lakes partnership

AI and the cloud are part of a joint effort to improve farming and reduce carbon emissions.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-milks-cows-all-they-worth-land-olakes-deal

 

Cloudflare outage cuts off connections to Discord, DownDetector and others

Riot Games, Destiny, Patreon, Feedly and Authy are affected too.

https://www.engadget.com/cloudflare-dns-problem-214413940.html

 

Chrome and Edge's magic memory-reducing tech is dead for now

The tradeoff in lower CPU performance was just too great to justify the reduction in browser memory usage in the Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome browsers, a Chromium engineer concluded.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3567059/chrome-and-edges-magic-memory-reducing-tech-is-dead-for-now.html

 

Thunderbird 78.0 Release Imminent

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/07/15/thunderbird-78-0-release-imminent/

 

Printer Spooler error 0x800706B9, Not enough resources available to complete this operation

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/fix-printer-error-0x800706b9

 

USB C vs. USB 3 vs. Thunderbolt: All You Need to Know

https://www.maketecheasier.com/usb-c-vs-usb-3-vs-thunderbolt/

 

DMARC embraced by government, private industry lags (you should read this even if you don't understand all of what is in the article.  It has to do with security of your information with the government and Fortune 500 companies we do business with every day.)

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/dmarc-embraced-by-government-private-industry-lags/

 

How to Add or Remove Quick Access Toolbar Items in Windows 10 File Explorer

https://tinyurl.com/y4lzt7gh 

 

Cryptocurrency Scam Spreads Across High-Profile Twitter Accounts

Twitter accounts belonging to former president Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates are among those hijacked in a massive cryptocurrency scam.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/cryptocurrency-scam-spreads-across-high-profile-twitter-accounts/d/d-id/1338367

 

7 Ways to Bookmark Your Favorite Folders in Windows

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/9-ways-to-bookmark-your-favorite-folders-in-windows/

 

How to Enable the Background Blur in Skype for iPhone

Despite Microsoft’s increased focus on Microsoft Teams and the release of a consumer version of this service, Skype continues to be a key product of the company’s long-term future.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-to-enable-the-background-blur-in-skype-for-iphone-530569.shtml

 

Facebook: We Were Going to Do the Right Thing Anyway, Believe You Me

https://gizmodo.com/facebook-we-were-going-to-do-the-right-thing-anyway-b-1844292144

 

Western Digital Releases First EAMR Disks in 18TB, 20TB Capacities

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/312872-western-digital-releases-first-eamr-disks-in-18tb-20tb-capacities

 

How To Set Up An Image Slideshow In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/windows-10-picture-slideshow/

 

Huge Twitter Hack Hits Accounts of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Obama, More

The hackers took over the accounts to encourage the public to donate Bitcoin to a digital wallet, which has collected over $110,000 in funds. Twitter later called it a ‘coordinated social engineering attack.’

https://www.pcmag.com/news/huge-twitter-hack-hits-accounts-of-elon-musk-bill-gates-obama-more

 

Was the Twitter Bitcoin hack an inside job? What we know so far

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/dangerous-twitter-bitcoin-hack/746308/

 

Best Windows 10 Password Manager in 2020

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-password-manager-windows

 

Twitter's Bitcoin hackers had almost limitless access

And they burned it all for a handful of magic internet coins.

https://www.engadget.com/twitter-bitcoin-scam-social-engineering-hack-access-193040357.html

 

Intel teases 'something big' is coming September 2

Intel isn't saying much about its plans. Could this be the Tiger Lake launch?

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3566564/intel-teases-something-big-is-coming-september-2.html

 

First look at Stardock Curtains

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/07/15/first-look-at-stardock-curtains/

 

How to auto-delete Google Web & App, Location and YouTube History

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/auto-delete-google-web-app-location-and-youtube-history

 

How to Create Invisible Folders on Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/create-invisible-folders-windows/

 

More Chinese tax software found to dish out backdoor malware

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/malware/2nd-chinese-tax-software-program-found-to-dish-out-backdoor-malware/

 

How to Specify when Storage Sense Automatically Make OneDrive Files On-Demand Online-only in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/112382-automatically-make-onedrive-files-demand-online-only-windows-10-a.html

 

Puzzles and Riddles Help InfoSec Pros Solve Real-World Problems

A researcher shares the unexpected lessons learned in years of creating puzzles and riddles for his cybersecurity colleagues.

https://www.darkreading.com/operations/puzzles-and-riddles-help-infosec-pros-solve-real-world-problems/d/d-id/1338365

 

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/

 

Disk Cleanup Breaks Windows 10 Version 2004 on Some Devices

Windows 10 version 2004, or May 2020 Update, was released a couple of months ago to the first wave of devices, as Microsoft uses a phased rollout to spot bugs as early as possible and prevent them from hitting more computers.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/disk-cleanup-breaks-windows-10-version-2004-on-some-devices-530558.shtml

 

Do Your Homework Before Buying a UV Disinfecting Gadget

https://gizmodo.com/do-your-homework-before-buying-a-uv-disinfecting-gadget-1844292379

 

DDR5 Memory Specification Finalized: Up to 6400GT/s, 2TB LRDIMMs

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/312730-ddr5-memory-specification-finalized-up-to-6400gt-s-2tb-lrdimms

 

How To Fake Your Location In Google Chrome

https://www.techjunkie.com/fake-location-google-chrome/

 

Zoom to Sell $599 Touch-Screen Display for Power Users

The hardware is part of a new product category Zoom is launching today called 'Zoom for Home,' which is focused on helping remote workers upgrade their home office space.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/zoom-to-sell-599-touch-screen-display-for-power-users

 

7 annoying iPhone problems and how to fix them

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/7-annoying-iphone-problems/745713/

 

Windows 10 July 'Patch Tuesday' fixes fan favorite feature

Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge Legacy, and more are getting some security updates as well.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-july-patch-tuesday-updates-bring-security-fixes-microsoft-store-and-more

 

Gamers are spending more in 2020 than they have in a decade

US video game spending hit $1.2 billion in June.

https://www.engadget.com/game-spending-june-2020-172709527.html

 

Mozilla's paid, unlimited VPN service goes live

The Firefox browser developer is banking on its reputation.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3567054/mozillas-paid-unlimited-vpn-service-goes-live.html

 

Google Chrome 84 is out with security patches

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/07/15/google-chrome-84-is-out-with-security-patches/

 

What are Windows Installer Patch (.MSP) files? Can you remove them?

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/what-are-windows-installer-patch-msp-files

 

Why Firefox Should Be Your Favorite iOS Browser

https://www.maketecheasier.com/why-firefox-favorite-ios-browser/

 

Leaked videos offer rare behind-the-scenes look at Iranian APT operation

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/apts-cyberespionage/leaked-videos-offer-rare-behind-the-scenes-look-at-iranian-apt-operation/

 

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

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

 

Vulns in Open Source EHR Puts Patient Health Data at Risk

Five high-risk flaws in health IT software from LibreHealth, a researcher at Bishop Fox finds.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/vulns-in-open-source-ehr-puts-patient-health-data-at-risk/d/d-id/1338362

 

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

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

 

Sophos Tells Its Users to Switch from Chrome to Firefox Due to SATC Issue

Security company Sophos recommends customers using the Sophos Authentication for Thin Clients, or SATC, to delay the update to the latest version of Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge due to authentication issues.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/sophos-tells-its-users-to-switch-from-chrome-to-firefox-due-to-satc-issue-530564.shtml

 

How to Make Your Phone Read Everything On Screen Out Loud

https://gizmodo.com/how-to-make-your-phone-read-everything-on-screen-out-lo-1797710177

 

Microsoft Working to Sunset Windows Control Panel

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

 

How To Hide The Windows 10 Taskbar

https://www.techjunkie.com/hide-windows-10-taskbar/

 

Mozilla's Paid VPN Service Now Available for $5 Per Month

Mozilla VPN subscribers get access to servers from 30+ countries and protection for up to five devices.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/mozillas-paid-vpn-service-launches-soon-for-5-per-month

 

Tech tip: How to add a second monitor to your PC, Mac or laptop

https://www.komando.com/how-tos/add-a-second-monitor/745679/

 

Save big on SanDisk and WD storage in Amazon's one-day sale

https://www.windowscentral.com/save-big-sandisk-and-wd-storage-amazons-one-day-sale

 

What Intel’s Thunderbolt 4 means for your next PC

Expect more features (and confusion).

https://www.engadget.com/intel-thunderbolt-4-explainer-143006501.html

 

Chrome 84 starts squashing notifications from abusive sites

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3566916/chrome-84-starts-squashing-notifications-from-abusive-sites.html

 

Download and install programs with a single command with just-install

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/07/15/download-and-install-programs-with-a-single-command-with-just-install/

 

How to enable and use Password Monitor in Microsoft Edge

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/password-monitor-in-microsoft-edge

 

How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/transfer-contacts-from-android-to-iphone/

 

Covid-19 vaccines, economies in peril after Russian APT29 attacks

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/apts-cyberespionage/covid-19-vaccines-economies-in-peril-after-russian-apt29-attacks/

 

How to Enable or Disable Reload in Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/160784-enable-disable-reload-internet-explorer-mode-microsoft-edge.html

 

How Nanotechnology Will Disrupt Cybersecurity

Tangible solutions related to cryptography, intelligent threat detection and consumer security are closer than you think.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/how-nanotechnology-will-disrupt-cybersecurity-/a/d-id/1338285

 

3 Essential Virtual Desktop Tips for Windows 10 Productivity

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/virtual-desktop-tips-windows-10/

 

Date Reminder

Never miss an appointment by easily setting up reminders for any upcoming event with the help of this lightweight software application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Diary-Organizers-Calendar/HS-Date-Reminder.shtml

 

Lenovo's Newest IdeaPad Is A Near-Perfect Gaming-Focused Work Laptop

https://gizmodo.com/lenovo-ideapad-gaming-3i-review-a-near-perfect-gaming-1844379778

 

Microsoft Releases Emergency Windows Patch for Malicious Image Attack

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

 

How To Use Gmail Without A Phone Number

https://www.techjunkie.com/use-gmail-without-phone-number/

 

Meet White Castle's New Robot Chef, Flippy

The AI-enabled kitchen assistant is set to join the staff at a Chicago-area White Castle restaurant for a trial run.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/meet-white-castles-new-robot-chef-flippy

 

Don’t be fooled by this new phishing attack hidden in online surveys

https://www.komando.com/news/phishing-attack-hidden-in-surveys/746081/

 

How to Use the New Amazon Prime Video Windows 10 App

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-amazon-prime-video-windows-app/

 

Best External USB-C SSDs in 2020

https://www.windowscentral.com/portable-ssds-usb-c

 

Microsoft retires OneDrive's Fetch Files feature

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/07/14/microsoft-retires-onedrives-fetch-files-feature/

 

Daylight Saving Time (DST) setting causes high CPU & memory usage on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/dst-setting-causes-high-cpu-memory-usage

 

How to Run Android Apps on Windows 10 with Genymotion

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

 

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Six Easy Ways To Mirror Android To Your PC Or TV

https://www.techjunkie.com/mirror-android-pc/

 

Twitter won’t say if hackers accessed user DMs after breach

https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/16/twitter-passwords-hack-direct-messages/

 

How to fix network discovery on Windows 10

If network discovery isn't working on Windows 10, you can try these five solutions to troubleshoot and fix the problem.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-network-discovery-windows-10/

 

Windows 10: Did You Know...?

https://askbobrankin.com/windows_10_did_you_know.html

 

Russian hackers target COVID-19 vaccine research with custom malware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/russian-hackers-target-covid-19-vaccine-research-with-custom-malware/

 

Google's new, integrated Gmail looks a lot like Outlook

The new Gmail UI experience will roll out soon, Google says.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3567190/googles-new-integrated-gmail-looks-a-lot-like-outlook.html

 

Mobile customers who use Wi-Fi calling are more satisfied with their coverage

More than 40% of wireless customers using Wi-Fi calling are happier with their network quality than those not using it, says J.D. Power.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/mobile-customers-who-use-wi-fi-calling-are-more-satisfied-with-their-coverage/

 

Twitter experiences widespread hack in coordinated cryptocurrency scam

The hack is affecting a number of high profile accounts on the platform.

https://www.windowscentral.com/apple-other-high-profile-twitter-accounts-hacked-bitcoin-scam

 

How to change your Outlook password or reset it (this is the online version everyone has with a login attached to a Microsoft account, not the desktop version)

Your Outlook account is vital for emails and more

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-change-your-outlook-password-or-reset-it

 

The 15 Best Udemy Courses for Self-Improvement

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/15-best-courses-udemy-self-improvement/

 

8 Signs of a Smartphone Hack

A rapidly dwindling battery life or sudden spike in data usage could indicate your iOS or Android device has been compromised.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/8-signs-of-a-smartphone-hack/d/d-id/1338376

 

Try out the new Apple News+ audio stories and regional newspapers with four months free

The iPhone 12 will arrive before you need to cancel.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3567089/try-out-the-new-apple-news-audio-stories-and-regional-newspapers-with-four-months-free.html

 

Fax Machines Are Screwing Over the Healthcare Officials Trying to Track Coronavirus

https://gizmodo.com/fax-machines-are-screwing-over-the-healthcare-officials-1844363115

 

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 may require this big PC upgrade

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 upgrade might require a major PC power supply retrofit

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3080-may-require-this-big-pc-upgrade

 

The bubonic plague has reached US shores

  - The bubonic plague claimed a victim in western Mongolia just a few days after China reported a bubonic case in the Inner Mongolia region.

  - Authorities confirmed that a 15-year teen died after contracting the infection.

  - Separately, a squirrel in Colorado has tested positive for the bubonic plague, according to the Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) department.

https://bgr.com/2020/07/15/bubonic-plague-cases-mongolia-china-america-symptoms-and-death/

 

Superstrata unveils ‘world’s first’ 3D-printed unibody electric bike

‘There’s no glue, no joints, no seams or anything like that’

https://www.theverge.com/21318648/superstrata-3d-printed-electric-bike-arevo-price-specs

 

How To Mirror Your IPhone Using Chromecast

https://www.techjunkie.com/mirror-iphone-chromecast/

 

How to claim your part of Apple’s $500 million iPhone battery settlement

https://www.komando.com/gadgets/claim-your-iphone-throttling-settlement/746113/

 

Living with an AMD Ryzen-based HP Envy x360

The Ryzen 4500U helps the HP Envy X360 13 to very strong performance and battery life claims.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/living-with-an-amd-ryzen-based-hp-envy-x360

 

The Espresso Display is a fantastic portable display for your Mac or PC

https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/16/the-espresso-display-is-a-fantastic-portable-display-for-your-mac-or-pc/

 

How to see other computers on network on Windows 10

Do you need to find a computer in the network? Here's how on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/see-other-computers-network-windows-10/

 

Geekly Update - 15 July 2020Category: Tech-News

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_15_july_2020.html

 

Scammers hacked Twitter and hijacked accounts using admin tool

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/scammers-hacked-twitter-and-hijacked-accounts-using-admin-tool/

 

Stock up on cheap SSDs, flash drives, SD cards, and more in Amazon's 24-hour storage sale

Amazon is throwing a one-day sale on WD and SanDisk gear including external drives, internal drives, SD cards, and more.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3566915/stock-up-on-cheap-ssds-flash-drives-sd-cards-and-more-in-amazons-24-hour-storage-sale.html

 

Cybercriminals disguising as top streaming services to spread malware

Malicious actors are posing as Netflix, Hulu, and more, to launch phishing attacks, steal passwords, launch spam, and distribute viruses.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/cybercriminals-disguising-as-top-streaming-services-to-spread-malware/

 

Outlook for Windows is crashing, Microsoft rolling out fix

Outlook for Windows is crashing for people everywhere, but there are a couple of workarounds.

https://www.windowscentral.com/outlook-windows-crashing-microsoft-looking-cause

 

How to use your camera as a webcam: from Canon DSLRs to GoPro action cams

Step up your webcam game with these handy tips

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

 

When Is the Best Time to Buy a Computer? 5 Things to Keep in Mind

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-time-buy-new-windows-computer/

 

Major Flaws Open the Edge to Attack

Attackers are using critical exploits for flaws in VPN appliances, app-delivery services, and other network-edge hardware and software to punch through corporate perimeters. What can companies do?

https://www.darkreading.com/perimeter/major-flaws-open-the-edge-to-attack/d/d-id/1338375

 

iOS and iPadOS 13.6 is released with Car Key, Apple News+ audio, and automatic updates control

After the COVID-19 focused 13.5 release, this update brings a few new features.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3546271/ios-and-ipados-13-6-beta-features-release-date.html

 

Microsoft Edge just got a killer feature to beat Chrome — how to use it

Microsoft gets Google Chrome’s forced dark mode — here’s how to enable it

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/microsoft-edge-just-got-a-killer-feature-to-beat-chrome-how-to-use-it

 

Everyone needs to know this new Google Maps trick

  - In its quest to improve the Google Maps directions and navigation experience, Google quietly rolled out a neat feature that takes advantage of one of the coolest Maps tools.

  - Android users who own devices that support augmented reality can take advantage of Live View to calibrate their location. The feature will also help Maps tell which way they’re facing.

  - The Live View feature can come in handy in places where GPS signal is spotty, like busy urban areas that you’re trying to navigate, and leverages Google’s extensive Street View database of images to pinpoint your location.

https://bgr.com/2020/07/15/google-maps-directions-navigation-tips-live-view-ar-calibration-android-iphone-5855318/

 

Google is reportedly facing a new antitrust probe from California

Along with existing state and federal investigations

https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/13/21322370/google-antitrust-california-attorney-general-advertising-technology-search-acquisitions

 

Google Authenticator Vs Authy

https://www.techjunkie.com/google-authenticator-vs-authy/

 

140 million hotel guest records exposed – see if your data is for sale

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/140-million-hotel-guest-records-for-sale-on-dark-web/746091/

 

'Wormable' Flaw Leaves Windows DNS Servers Open to Hackers

'This vulnerability has been in Microsoft code for more than 17 years; so if we found it, it is not impossible to assume that someone else already found it as well,' says security firm Check Point.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/wormable-flaw-leaves-windows-dns-servers-open-to-hackers

 

A hacker used Twitter’s own ‘admin’ tool to spread cryptocurrency scam

https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/15/twitter-hacker-admin-scam/

 

How to analyze hard drive space with WinDirStat on Windows 10

Is your PC suddenly running out of space? Use WinDirStat to analyze and find out what files are filling out the drive to free up space on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/analyze-drive-space-windirstat-windows-10/

 

Windows 10 Hard Drive Cleanup

https://askbobrankin.com/windows_10_hard_drive_cleanup.html

 

Microsoft Outlook is crashing worldwide with 0xc0000005 errors, how to fix

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-outlook-is-crashing-worldwide-with-0xc0000005-errors-how-to-fix/

 

Microsoft Outlook's wave of new features includes a join button for Zoom

A number of new capabilities are arriving on the mobile and online versions of Outlook.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3566688/microsoft-outlook-now-joins-zoom-calls-as-part-of-a-wave-of-new-features.html

 

How to protect your Twitter account from being hacked like Joe Biden and Bill Gates

Following the hacks of verified Twitter accounts for several high-profile people, including Bill Gates and Joe Biden, how can you prevent your own account from falling into the wrong hands?

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-protect-your-twitter-account-from-being-hacked/

 

NBCUniversal's Peacock TV launches on Xbox One

Peacock isn't available on some popular streaming devices, but you can get it on the Xbox One.

https://www.windowscentral.com/nbcuniversals-peacock-tv-launches-xbox-one

 

Incredible vinyl-like super SSDs could make hard disk drives obsolete

Wafer-level SSD could offer major improvements all round

https://www.techradar.com/news/incredible-vinyl-like-ssds-could-make-hard-disk-drives-obsolete

 

7 Novel Ways to Use the Windows 10 Game Bar

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ways-to-use-windows-10-game-bar/

 

Third-Party IoT Vulnerabilities: We Need a Cybersecurity Paradigm Shift

The only entities equipped to safeguard Internet of Things devices against risks are the IoT device manufacturers themselves.

https://www.darkreading.com/iot/third-party-iot-vulnerabilities-we-need-a-cybersecurity-paradigm-shift/a/d-id/1338333

 

How to use the App Library in iOS 14

Apple’s big home screen redesign in iOS 14 centers around a new screen that contains all your apps.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3566693/how-to-use-the-app-library-in-ios-14.html

 

Facebook Ad Boycott Will Go on After Zuckerberg, Sandberg Blow Off Civil Rights Groups' Demands

https://gizmodo.com/facebook-ad-boycott-will-go-on-after-zuckerberg-sandbe-1844299485

 

Apple Glass could give your iPhone secret powers

A new Apple patent suggests AR glasses could let you privately view your iPhone screen

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/apple-glass-could-give-your-iphone-secret-powers

 

This ‘Joker’ Android malware sounds like something a heinous villain would design

https://bgr.com/2020/07/14/android-apps-new-malware-google-play-store/

 

Supreme Court will hear Facebook robocalling case

Were unwanted Facebook text messages illegal?

https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/10/21320184/supreme-court-facebook-duguid-robocall-tcpa-class-action-lawsuit

 

How To Speed Up Your Android Phone [June 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/how-to-speed-up-android/

 

5 simple steps to clean up your Android contacts for good

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/5-simple-steps-to-clean-up-your-android-contacts-for-good/491750/

 

Google Meet Adds 'Zoom-Bombing' Protection for Educators

Anonymous users will be blocked from Google Meet video conferences held by schools, colleges, and universities in a bid to stop pranksters disrupting lessons.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-meet-adds-zoombombing-protection-for-educators

 

Lawsuits allege Microsoft, Amazon and Google violated Illinois facial recognition privacy law

https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/15/facial-recognition-lawsuit-vance-janecyk-bipa/

 

Windows 10 version 2004 fixes recovery partition problem

Windows Setup now creates the recommended partition layout to prevent recovery partition issues upgrading to a new version of Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-2004-fixes-recovery-partition-problem/

 

Here's How to Extend Laptop Battery Life

https://askbobrankin.com/heres_how_to_extend_laptop_battery_life.html

 

Google Chrome ends Windows 10 memory optimization test after CPU hit

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/google-chrome-ends-windows-10-memory-optimization-test-after-cpu-hit/

 

A bad update breaks Outlook for many users, but there's a fix

Microsoft is working to investigate the Outlook issue, which has caused headaches for users and admins alike.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3566563/a-bad-update-breaks-outlook-for-many-users-but-theres-a-fix.html

 

How to back up photos and videos within specific Android device folders to Google Cloud

Learn how to sync your local Android device folders that house images and videos with your Google cloud account.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-backup-photos-and-videos-within-specific-android-device-folders-to-google-cloud/

 

Intel announces September 2 event, likely teasing 11th Gen Tiger Lake CPU launch

It's (probably) nearly time to dive into Tiger Lake.

https://www.windowscentral.com/intel-announces-september-2-event-likely-teasing-11th-gen-tiger-lake-cpu-launch

 

iOS 14 tips and tricks: how to make the most of Apple's latest iPhone software

Fourteen tips to get the most out of iOS 14

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/ios-14-tips-and-tricks

 

How to Play Unplayable Videos on Your PC: 6 Methods to Try

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/overcoming-video-playback-problems/

 

Russian Cyberattacks Target COVID-19 Research, Vaccine Development

Government agencies in the US, UK, and Canada report Russian group Cozy Bear is targeting organizations developing coronavirus vaccines.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/russian-cyberattacks-target-covid-19-research-vaccine-development/d/d-id/1338369

 

Coping with inconsistent facial recognition in Apple Photos

Photos attaches names to images of people you identify, but doesn’t always keep them organized.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3566372/coping-with-inconsistent-facial-recognition-in-apple-photos.html

 

Amazon Prime Video Mercifully Rolls Out Individual User Profiles Similar to Netflix

https://gizmodo.com/amazon-prime-video-mercifully-rolls-out-individual-user-1844299048

 

Best cheap laptop deals in July 2020

Today's best laptop deals

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-laptop-deals,news-30410.html

 

This security issue makes me never want to own an Android phone

  - Android phones are by and large the most widely used smartphones on the planet, compared to rival iOS devices.

  - However, a string of reports has surfaced in recent months identifying all sorts of security issues in Android smartphones, including the presence of sketchy and malicious apps hiding in the Google Play Store.

  - A new report from Kaspersky identified an even more scary security issue — the possibility that undeletable sketchy files and apps may be hiding in some Android devices.

https://bgr.com/2020/07/09/android-phones-hiding-undeletable-sketchy-apps-and-files-kaspersky-security-report/

 

How to prevent being tracked while reading your Gmail

Keep from being followed online

https://www.theverge.com/21319293/gmail-reading-email-tracking-pixels-how-to-prevent-block-chrome

 

How To Block A Number & Spam Calls On Android [June 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/block-number-spam-calls-android/

 

Scam warning: 11 apps you need to delete right now

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/apps-spreading-joker-malware/745745/

 

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

 

Leak reveals details of SpaceX’s Starlink internet service beta program

https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/15/leak-reveals-details-of-spacexs-starlink-internet-service-beta-program/

 

How to prevent search indexer from affecting performance on Windows 10

Windows Search gets more efficient with a new power option available on version 2004, and here's how to enable it.

https://pureinfotech.com/prevent-search-indexer-performance-windows-10/

 

Best Chromebook deals in July 2020

Here are the best Chromebook deals right now

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/best-chromebook-deals

 

Protect three PCs with Norton 360 for Gamers for just $35, today only

Amazon has a special on Norton 360 for Gamers covering three devices for a year for $35.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3566704/protect-three-pcs-with-norton-360-for-gamers-for-just-35-today-only.html

 

Why the iOS Mail app shows a phantom unread message badge and what to do about it

It’s a sorting glitch.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3566698/why-the-ios-mail-app-shows-a-phantom-unread-message-badge-and-what-to-do-about-it.html

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

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

 

Amid the new COVID-19 ‘normal,’ the laptop and smartphone need to merge

Smartphones and laptops may be good at what they do, but combining some of their features would be more helpful for remote employees stuck at home.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3566370/amid-the-new-covid-19-normal-the-laptop-and-smartphone-need-to-merge.html

 

Windows 10 version 2004 fixes recovery partition problem

Windows Setup now creates the recommended partition layout to prevent recovery partition issues upgrading to a new version of Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-2004-fixes-recovery-partition-problem/

 

Can I Back Up to an Internal Drive?

Backing up to a second physical internal drive can be a good tool in your backup arsenal, as long as you understand its limitations.

https://askleo.com/can-i-backup-to-an-internal-drive/

 

Toddlers vs. tech: Could your children pose a cybersecurity risk?

https://blog.avast.com/toddlers-technology-avast

 

How to Set Up and Use Personal Hotspot on iPhone

The network-sharing tool for iPhone helps other nearby devices go online

https://www.lifewire.com/set-up-personal-hotspot-on-iphone-2000120

 

Millions of LiveAuctioneers passwords offered for sale following data breach

Cracked passwords. Going going gone.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/liveauctioneers-passwords-for-sale/

 

How to Disable Ad Tracking on iPhone and iOS Browsers

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/disable-ad-tracking-safari-ios-11/

 

Apple warns against covering the camera on MacBooks

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-privacy-macbook-163204244.html

 

'Winky Face' Email Takes Control of PCs

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10785/winky-face-email-takes-control-pcs

 

The biggest media and technology companies are having an identity crisis

  - Distribution and content companies are redefining themselves because the definition of distribution is changing with broadband-connected television.

  - There are multiple levels in which media and technology companies can play.

 -  Choosing a path dictates content spend and acquisition strategy.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/11/media-and-technology-companies-are-having-an-identity-crisis.html

 

Russian Found Guilty of Hacking LinkedIn, Formspring, Dropbox

https://www.securityweek.com/russian-found-guilty-hacking-linkedin-formspring-dropbox

 

Razer's BlackWidow Lite mechanical keyboard hits a ludicrously low $59

Amazon is selling the Razer BlackWidow Lite TKL for $59.04 on Amazon.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3566113/razers-blackwidow-lite-mechanical-keyboard-hits-a-ludicrously-low-59.html

 

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

 

NBCUniversal's Peacock looks beyond on-demand TV to 'broadcast 2.0'

At a time when Disney, AT&T's WarnerMedia and others have launched Netflix rivals, NBC is launching a free, ad-supported streaming service with a TV-like experience.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/all/nbcuniversal-s-peacock-looks-beyond-demand-tv-broadcast-2-0-n1233756

 

Man who lived luxury lifestyle after hacking LinkedIn and Dropbox is found guilty

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/man-who-lived-luxury-lifestyle-after-hacking-linkedin-and-dropbox-is-found-guilty-23722.html

 

Shady Face Recognition Firm Clearview AI Says It's Left Canada Amid Two Federal Investigations

https://gizmodo.com/shady-face-recognition-firm-clearview-ai-says-its-left-1844287344

 

iOS 14: Here are 7 ways iPhone is improving as a camera

https://9to5mac.com/2020/07/13/ios-14-seven-ways-iphone-is-improving-as-a-camera/

 

How To Mirror Android To Roku

https://www.techjunkie.com/mirror-android-roku/

 

Microsoft Flight Simulator Launches Aug. 18

Three versions of the game are available for pre-order, offering increasing numbers of aircraft to pilot and airports to land and takeoff from.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-flight-simulator-launches-aug-18

 

Billions of passwords for sale on the Dark Web – this one was used 7 million times

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/create-better-passwords/745608/

 

It's Patch Tuesday; make sure you pause Windows Updates

Every month we see the same pattern: Microsoft releases a ton of patches, some of them go kablooey, the Chicken Littles cry that you need patch everything right now -- and there are no immediate security problems. Break the habit. Protect your PC. Pause Windows Update.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3566138/its-patch-tuesday-make-sure-you-pause-windows-updates.html

 

How to prevent search indexer from affecting performance on Windows 10

Windows Search gets more efficient with a new power option available on version 2004, and here's how to enable it.

https://pureinfotech.com/prevent-search-indexer-performance-windows-10/

 

Setting Up Macrium Reflect Free (Webinar #2)

I neglected to set up automated backups on my rebuilt laptop. I'll walk you through downloading and installing Macrium Reflect free, and scheduling automated backups.

https://askleo.com/setting-up-macrium-reflect-free-webinar-2/

 

COVID-19 tracking apps are easy targets for hackers

https://blog.avast.com/covid-19-tracking-apps-riddled-with-flaws-avast

 

How to Use Your Android Phone as a Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot

Share your phone's internet connection with up to 5 other devices

https://www.lifewire.com/use-your-android-phone-as-a-portable-wi-fi-hotspot-2377915

 

LiveAuctioneers security breach puts users at risk

“Encrypted passwords” and contact details fall into the hands of unauthorised party.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/liveauctioneers-security-breach-puts-users-at-risk/

 

The Best Office Desk Chair for Back Pain and Posture: 9 Great Options

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/the-5-best-office-chairs-you-can-buy-right-now/

 

Facebook builds a fiber-optic-spewing, power line-crawling robot

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/facebook-builds-fiber-optic-spewing-170002481.html

 

Zoom Video Conferencing a Major Risk on Windows 7

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10784/zoom-video-conferencing-major-risk-windows-7

 

Microsoft July 2020 Patch Tuesday fixes 123 vulnerabilities

This month's patches fix a major wormable bug in the Windows Server DNS component.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-july-2020-patch-tuesday-fixes-123-vulnerabilities/

 

Trump Confirms U.S. Launched Cyberattack on Russian Troll Farm in 2018

https://www.securityweek.com/trump-confirms-us-launched-cyberattack-russian-troll-farm-2018

 

Apple customers can now submit claims as part of settlement over slowing down iPhones

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/14/tech/apple-slow-iphone-settlement-payouts/index.html

 

Kano’s second-generation buildable Windows 10 PC has a faster processor and USB-C

More of a real laptop, less of a toy

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2020/7/14/21318948/kano-pc-windows-10-pc-specs-education-learning-buildable-modular-code

 

Cybersecurity firm finds more spyware hidden in Chinese tax software

Trustwave says it has discovered a new type of malware called GoldenHelper embedded in sales tax software — a different tool than one it found previously

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/cybersecurity-firm-finds-more-spyware-hidden-chinese-tax-software-n1233662

 

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

 

Apple Might Make Future MacBook Keyboards Out of Glass, and I'm Concerned

https://gizmodo.com/apple-might-make-future-mac-keyboards-out-of-glass-and-1844284515

 

Want Apple’s Health app on your Mac? This SwiftUI concept shows how it could work

https://9to5mac.com/2020/07/14/apple-health-app-mac-swiftui-concept/#more-656479

 

How To Count The Photos In Google Photos And Other Photo Tricks

https://www.techjunkie.com/count-google-photos/

 

What Is a Smart Home Hub (And Do You Need One)?

Smart home automation hubs are a one-stop solution for unifying your connected gadgets and controlling them from one app, instead of many. But do you really need one?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/what-is-a-smart-home-hub-and-do-you-need-one

 

Hours of police video found on body cams sold on eBay

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/how-to-delete-private-data/745645/

 

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 REPAIR MASTER BOOT RECORD (MBR) ON WINDOWS 10

Sometimes the Master Boot Record (MBR) gets corrupted or misconfigured not letting Windows 10 to load correctly, and in this guide you'll learn how to fix this issue.

https://pureinfotech.com/repair-master-boot-record-mbr-windows-10/

 

Creating a Backup Image Using Windows’ Built-in Backup

I don't think much of the Windows backup utility--but any backup is better than no backup. Let's take a look at how to use it.

https://askleo.com/creating-backup-image-using-windows-built-backup/

 

Banking Trojan Cerberus Made it onto the Google Play Store

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

 

How to Use OneNote as a Task Manager, Notepad, and Journal

https://www.lifewire.com/use-onenote-as-a-task-manager-notepad-and-journal-2378025

 

Google’s ad ban won’t stop stalkerware apps from promoting themselves

https://www.grahamcluley.com/google-stalkerware-ban/

 

Ultimate Microsoft Office Mastery: 90+ Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials for You

Use Microsoft Office every day? Check out our tips, tricks, and tutorials that’ll turn you into an efficiency machine with both Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/microsoft-office-mastery/

 

Advanced Micro Devices At Cusp Of A Major Breakout

https://www.yahoo.com/news/advanced-micro-devices-cusp-major-131455613.html

 

Google is solving one of the biggest problems with watching videos in Chrome

Google is working on a new LiteVideos option

https://www.techradar.com/news/chrome-will-soon-use-less-data-when-youre-streaming-videos-heres-how

 

Covering up the camera could damage your laptop: Apple

  - Apple wins landmark battle with EU over $15 billion tax bill

  - Apple asks retail employees to work remotely as pandemic rages on

  - Apple's stock nears all-time high as analyst eyes $2 trillion market cap

  - Samsung joins Apple in ditching free chargers with new phones

https://nypost.com/2020/07/14/covering-up-your-camera-could-damage-your-laptop-apple/

 

Backdoors Identified in Tens of C-Data Fiber Broadband Devices

https://www.securityweek.com/backdoors-identified-tens-c-data-fiber-broadband-devices

 

iOS 14: How to Check Headphone Audio Level in Real Time

https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/check-headphone-volume-level-ios/

 

Microsoft Outlook gets Google Calendar integration on the web

Lots of Outlook web improvements for meetings, mail, and more

https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/14/21324171/microsoft-outlook-google-calendar-integration-web-microsoft-365-feature

 

Google Meet for Education will auto-block users who don't log in

The company wants to prevent ‘zoombombing.’

https://www.engadget.com/google-meet-g-suite-education-block-anonymous-users-141931082.html

 

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

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

 

Microsoft Will Axe Control Panel From Windows 10, We're Calling It Now

https://gizmodo.com/microsoft-will-axe-control-panel-from-windows-10-were-1844280174

 

iOS 14: How to hide iPhone app pages for a clean and customized UI

https://9to5mac.com/2020/07/14/how-to-hide-iphone-app-pages-ios-14/

 

How To Unblock Websites At School, Work And Home

https://www.techjunkie.com/how-to-unblock-websites-at-school-work-and-home/

 

Apple: A Privacy Cover For Your MacBook's Camera Can Actually Damage the Display

Closing a MacBook while the camera is covered up can end up breaking the display, according to a support document Apple posted this month.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/apple-a-privacy-cover-for-your-macbooks-camera-can-actually-damage-the

 

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

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

 

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 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/

 

How Do I Restore a Backup Image to a Smaller Drive?

Restoring to a smaller drive is often difficult. I'll list the steps necessary to get the job done.

https://askleo.com/restore-to-a-smaller-drive/

 

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

 

Top Apple Mail Tips, Tricks, and Secrets

Quick guide to mastering Apple Mail

https://www.lifewire.com/popular-os-x-mail-tips-1172910

 

Google vows not to use Fitbit data to

https://venturebeat.com/2020/07/14/google-vows-not-to-use-fitbit-data-to-target-ads/

 

5 Warning Signs Your SSD Is About to Break Down and Fail

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-warning-signs-ssd-break-fail/

 

Can't remember your passwords? Try this secret weapon for outsmarting hackers

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/lastpass-premium-password-manager-001644511.html

 

House Oversight Lawmaker Wants Apple, Google to Step Up Security on Apps With Foreign Ties

Rep. Stephen Lynch seeks commitments from the tech giants to be more transparent about applications on their stores.

https://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2020/07/house-oversight-lawmaker-wants-apple-google-step-security-apps-foreign-ties/166890/

 

Google faces lawsuit over tracking in apps even when users opted out

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-alphabet-google-privacy-lawsuit/google-faces-lawsuit-over-tracking-in-apps-even-when-users-opted-out-idUSKCN24F2N4

 

Zoom Working on Patch for Code Execution Vulnerability in Windows Client

https://www.securityweek.com/zoom-working-patch-code-execution-vulnerability-windows-client

 

2020 iPhone Shock As New Apple iPhone Problem Revealed

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2020/07/15/apple-iphone-12-pro-max-battery-life-battery-capacity-release-upgrade-iphone-11-pro-max/

 

Google Clamps Down on Ads for Spyware, Stalkerware

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Google-Clamps-Down-on-Ads-for-Spyware-Stalkerware-86756.html

 

Photogrammetry with your phone

https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/articles/photogrammetry-with-your-phone

 

It’s modular, it’s cheap, it runs Windows—it’s the $300 Kano tablet PC

Microsoft and Kano teamed up to battle ChromeOS with a cheap Windows 10 tablet.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/07/its-modular-its-cheap-it-runs-windows-its-the-300-kano-tablet-pc/

 

Sony’s Wearable Air Conditioner Is Finally Available to Help Make the Summer Less Sweltering

https://gizmodo.com/sony-s-wearable-air-conditioner-is-finally-available-to-1844279499

 

New service lets you create and join remote Netflix viewing parties with Apple TV

https://9to5mac.com/2020/07/14/new-service-lets-you-create-and-join-remote-netflix-viewing-parties-with-apple-tv/#more-656447

 

How To Check Your IPhone For Spyware

https://www.techjunkie.com/check-iphone-spyware/

 

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

 

3 browser extensions to boost your online security

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/browser-extensions-boost-online-security/745716/

 

The Microsoft-Android transformation is about to affect us all

Blink and you might miss it, but Microsoft is little by little reshaping Google's mobile ecosystem for the better — and all signs suggest it's only getting started.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3566143/microsoft-android-transformation.html

 

Leaker claims iPhone 12 will come with new Lightning to USB-C braided cable

https://9to5mac.com/2020/07/14/leaker-claims-iphone-12-will-come-with-new-lightning-to-usb-c-braided-cable/

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(Bonus edition: near the end of this post are interesting Youtube videos I came across while doing other research.  Those after a line like "===========", I strongly suggest you find the time to view and consider those that follow as they each have some things the same, but with some other views, ideas and tips all people with computer need to subscribe too.  I am one that doesn't believe in current biometrics like fingerprints and facial recognition in place of strong passwords that are usually hard to remember.  Just use a password management program and they have an option to create strong passwords to use in updating passwords of current accounts or new accounts and then remember the account, user ID, and password and organize them in folders you create to easily find the or use a search feature to find them.)

 

(Another source for webcams: Walmart online delivered to your designated local store

https://tinyurl.com/yc2fgb3l 

 

8 Chrome Flags You Should Enable to Boost Your Browsing

https://www.maketecheasier.com/chrome-flags-better-browsing-experience/

 

How to Enable the 14 Best Hidden Features of iOS 14

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-enable-the-14-best-hidden-features-of-ios-14-1844180800

 

How to Make a Bar Chart in Microsoft Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/678738/how-to-make-a-bar-chart-in-microsoft-excel/

 

Glasswire review: firewall and security solution with lots of customization options

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/07/01/glasswire-elite-review/

 

Want to Sharpen Your Thinking Skills? Here's Your Shot

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3563320/want-to-sharpen-your-thinking-skills-heres-your-shot.html

 

Is It Safe to Let Your Browser Remember Passwords? The Often Overlooked Risk

Letting your browser remember passwords is a convenient feature. However, with that convenience comes risk -- often significant risk. Most folks are much better served by using a password vault like LastPass. I'll explain why.

https://askleo.com/browser-remember-passwords/

 

How to Use Data Saver on Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-data-saver-on-android/

 

How to Create a OneDrive folder Shortcut in Windows 10

https://tinyurl.com/ycsxbe69

   

Upgrade your AirPods to wireless charging for as little as $20

You don't have to pay $80 to get Apple's wireless charging case. Here are three cheaper alternatives.

https://www.cnet.com/news/upgrade-your-airpods-to-wireless-charging-for-as-little-as-20/

 

How to use Color Picker module in Windows PowerToys

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-use-color-picker-module-in-windows-powertoys/

 

After Math: With the kids away, it's time to play

Grandpa's gone gaming!

https://www.engadget.com/after-math-with-the-kids-away-its-time-to-play-153022991.html

 

Hidden purpose of Mac ‘ransomware’ EvilQuest is data exfiltration, say researchers

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/hidden-purpose-of-mac-ransomware-evilquest-is-data-exfiltration-say-researchers/

 

The 6 Best Webcams of 2020

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

 

Microsoft Surface Duo -- these clues tell us the launch date is near

The Surface Duo may be coming faster than we thought

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/microsoft-surface-duo-these-clues-tell-us-the-launch-date-is-near

 

10 new iPhone tricks you’ll use all the time

https://www.yahoo.com/news/10-iphone-tricks-ll-time-120014610.html

 

How To Block Third Party Cookies In Chrome

https://www.techjunkie.com/block-cookies-chrome/

 

How to Adjust Your PC Monitor's Brightness With the Right Software

Instead of using your monitor's built-in controls to adjust brightness, contrast, and color, a third-party app called ClickMonitorDDC can help you set up everything and make adjustments with keyboard shortcuts

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-adjust-your-pc-monitors-brightness-with-the-right-software

 

5 essential email hacks you’ll wish you knew sooner

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/email-hacks-youll-wish-you-knew-sooner/557067/

 

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

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

 

How to Scan a File or Folder for Malware with Microsoft Defender on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/679256/how-to-scan-a-file-or-folder-for-malware-with-microsoft-defender-on-windows-10/

 

Firefox's Multi-Account Containers add-on gets Site Isolation feature

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/07/12/firefoxs-multi-account-containers-add-on-gets-site-isolation-feature/

 

10 truly helpful Windows 10 tools you might not know about

Enthusiast-friendly power tools lurk in every corner of Windows 10. Let's shine a light on some of the more obscure ones.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3387950/10-truly-helpful-windows-10-tools-you-might-not-know-about.html

 

Using Disk Cleanup in Windows 10 – Including What to Clean Up

Disk Cleanup in Windows 10 is a handy tool for freeing up space on your hard drive. I'll show you how it's done, and what to clean up. It's one of the first places I recommend people turn to when they're running low on disk space.

https://askleo.com/using-windows-disk-cleanup/

 

KDE Plasma Review: The Swiss Army Knife of Desktops

https://www.maketecheasier.com/kde-plasma-review/

 

List of Shortcuts to Directly Open Pages in Settings in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/78214-settings-pages-list-uri-shortcuts-windows-10-a.html

 

Best phones under $200: Our picks for 2020 budget phones that still work great

If you're looking for a new phone for $200 or less, check out the ones we've reviewed and several new ones we're excited about.

https://www.cnet.com/news/phones-that-cost-less-than-200-our-picks-for-best-2020-budget-phones/

 

How to add or remove EFS File ownership from Context Menu in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/add-or-remove-efs-file-ownership-from-context-menu/

 

Microsoft and Google team up to bring more web apps to the Play Store

Web apps will support more features on Android.

https://www.engadget.com/microsoft-google-web-apps-in-play-store-215334589.html

 

15B credentials available on dark web; average selling price below $16

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/15b-credentials-available-on-dark-web-average-selling-price-below-16/

 

This is How You Create a Backyard Movie Theater

I don’t know when I’ll get back to the movies. This is the next best thing

https://www.lifewire.com/this-is-how-you-create-a-backyard-movie-theater-5070560

 

New Windows 10 security feature protects PCs against data-stealing malware

The new Windows 10 tool will also improve performance

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/new-windows-10-security-feature-protects-pcs-against-data-stealing-malware

 

Walmart's New Subscription Service Has a Key Advantage Over Amazon Prime

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/312bcdf4-8481-3248-8769-638c24f734c5/walmart-s-new-subscription.html

 

How To Turn Off Your Vpn

https://www.techjunkie.com/turn-off-vpn/

 

Feds Charge 'Fxmsp' Hacker for Breaching Hundreds of Companies

According to the Justice Department, 37-year-old Andrey Turchin is actually the notorious hacker 'fxmsp,' who has sold remote access to hundred of companies and public institutions to buyers on the black market.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/feds-charge-fxmsp-hacker-for-breaching-hundreds-of-companies

 

8 ways to stop your phone from tracking you

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/stop-your-phone-from-tracking-you/543526/

 

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

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

 

Windows 10 Security PSA: Enable Automatic Store Updates

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

 

HandyPad is a freeware text editor that supports autosave

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/07/12/handypad-is-a-freeware-text-editor-that-supports-autosave/

 

The best laptops: Premium laptops, budget laptops, 2-in-1s, and more

Our top picks feature the best tech advances in portable PCs, from new CPUs and GPUs to new materials.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2854456/the-best-pc-laptops-of-the-year.html

 

Why is My Wi-Fi Speed Slower than Ethernet? Why You Really Want that Wired Connection

Wired speeds are almost always faster than wireless. I'll review why and what you can do. Spoiler: "what you can do" usually involves a cable.

https://askleo.com/wi-fi-slower-than-ethernet/

 

Supremo: Affordable Remote Desktop Alternative to TeamViewer (Caution as this is still Beta version meaning likely bugs and security issues not yet addressed or found. Both have free personal versions)

https://www.maketecheasier.com/supremo-vs-teamviewer

 

How to Turn On or Off Hyper-V Enhanced Session Mode in Windows 10 (not for Home version of Windows 10.  Need Pro, Educational, or Enterprise versions)

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/57136-turn-off-hyper-v-enhanced-session-mode-windows-10-a.html

 

These 5 tax scams are out to trick you. Don't let them

Tax Day is July 15 this year, which means that phony IRS calls and other nefarious scams will only intensify.

https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/these-5-tax-scams-are-out-to-trick-you-dont-let-them/

 

How to auto-delete and clear Firefox Cookies, Cache, History, etc, on exit

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/auto-delete-and-clear-firefox-cookies-cache-history-etcon-exit/

 

US court finds Russian national guilty of hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox

The massive security breach involved the theft of 117 million logins.

https://www.engadget.com/russian-national-guilty-hacking-linkedin-dropbox-231034300.html

 

USB a prevalent industrial vector vulnerability for OT systems (this applies to all computer users as lost or intentionally dropped USB drives are found every day and people pick them up and put them in their system and many get infected and lose their system and data and with no good backup that is fairly recent, you may lose a lot or everything to start over.)

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/usb-prevalent-industrial-vector-vulnerability-for-ot-systems/

 

How to Back Up Your Mac to an External Hard Drive With Time Machine

Say goodbye to lost data with this easy Mac backup process

https://www.lifewire.com/back-up-mac-to-external-hard-drive-with-time-machine-5069853

 

Microsoft fixes infuriating Chrome issue on Windows 10

Chromium makes things better

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/microsoft-fixes-infuriating-chrome-issue-on-windows-10

 

Whale Alert finds that scammers have siphoned $24 million in bitcoin from victims in 2020

https://www.yahoo.com/news/whale-alert-finds-scammers-siphoned-224954752.html

 

How To Mirror Android Phone To Laptop

https://www.techjunkie.com/mirror-android-phone-laptop/

 

Hackers Try to Phish Business Executives With COVID-19 Bonus Promise

The hackers sent millions of phishing emails, largely directed at chief executives and senior managers in both the private and public sector, according to Microsoft.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/hackers-try-to-phish-business-executives-with-covid-19-bonus-promise

 

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

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

 

How to Quit Your Doomscrolling Habit

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-quit-your-doomscrolling-habit-1844351904

 

How to Insert a PDF into Microsoft Word

https://www.howtogeek.com/677705/how-to-insert-a-pdf-into-microsoft-word/

 

A look at the Amazon Prime Video app for Windows 10

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/07/10/amazon-prime-video-app-windows-10/

 

Microsoft's Surface devices are now receiving the Windows 10 May 2020 Update (Update: not yet)

Microsoft expects the update to be sent out to affected devices within a few weeks.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3561596/microsofts-surface-devices-are-now-receiving-the-windows-10-may-2020-update.html

 

Are You Ready for Your Computer to be Stolen?

You might lose your hardware and any un-backed-up data on it, and possibly give a thief access to it all! I'll cover a few of the basics. A stolen computer or lost computer can open the doors to all sorts of havoc if you're not prepared.

https://askleo.com/are-you-ready-for-your-computer-to-be-stolen/

 

9 Hidden Customization Settings to Get the Most Out of Your Mac

https://www.maketecheasier.com/hidden-customization-settings-mac/

 

Windows Subsystem for Linux - Add desktop experience to Ubuntu

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/144208-windows-subsystem-linux-add-desktop-experience-ubuntu.html

 

iPhone SE: Apple's smallest iPhone isn't actually that small. Here's why that matters

Commentary: With the iPhone SE 2020, Apple had a chance to bring a 4-inch iPhone back market again. But it passed on that opportunity, and there's a reason for that.

https://www.cnet.com/news/iphone-se-apple-smallest-iphone-isnt-actually-that-small-heres-why-that-matters/

 

AmpliFi HD Router with WiFi Mesh : Outstanding Range and Touchscreen display makes it stand out!

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/amplifi-hd-router-with-wifi-mesh-review/

 

Trump confirms cyberattack against Russian trolls during 2018 midterms

It reportedly stopped a misinformation campaign.

https://www.engadget.com/trump-confirms-2018-cyberattack-against-russia-203417979.html

 

Credit card skimmer preyed on old ASP.NET-powered websites with shopping carts

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/credit-card-skimmer-preyed-on-old-asp-net-powered-websites-with-shopping-carts/

 

The 5 Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters of 2020

Never suffer from a dropped call again

https://www.lifewire.com/best-cell-phone-signal-boosters-4154516

 

MacBook Pro impending death? Apple could kill the brand to create a 'New MacBook'

Is there still room for the MacBook Pro when custom silicon arrives?

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/goodbye-macbook-air-apple-could-kill-the-brand-to-create-a-new-macbook

 

This MIT robot combats COVID-19 and may soon be in your grocery store

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/this-mit-robot-combats-covid-19-and-may-soon-be-in-your-grocery-store-151702949.html

 

How To Create A PDF File From An Android Device

https://www.techjunkie.com/create-pdf-file-from-android-device/

 

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

 

We finally know why our magnetic poles are moving

https://www.komando.com/video/komando-picks/we-finally-know-why-our-magnetic-poles-are-moving/745567/

 

Learn the Difference Between 'Systemic' and 'Systematic'

https://lifehacker.com/learn-the-difference-between-systemic-and-systematic-1844185555

 

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/

 

Hope mission to Mars: How to watch historic launch to the red planet Tuesday

The UAE probe aims to offer a holistic view of how Mars' climate varies during the year.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/hope-mission-to-mars-how-to-watch-historic-launch-to-the-red-planet-tuesday/

 

Why Might Wi-Fi Be Faster than Ethernet? - What You Should Review if it Is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELSoYuqi4s0&feature=youtu.be

 

Why is My Wi-Fi Speed Slower than Ethernet? Why You Really Want that Wired Connection

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB-nsO7uASw&feature=youtu.be

 

Why Can't Online Services Tell Me My Password? (If They Can, There's Something Wrong)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ7HYZAvWnM&feature=youtu.be

 

Could Someone Reopen My Closed Email Account? - Kind Of, Yes. What You Should Do Instead

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvWgFGn4HtI&feature=youtu.be

 

How To Get the Latest Windows 10 Update - Three Techniques and a Recommendation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyxaRz0AeVM&feature=youtu.be

 

Join a Meeting

https://www.youtube.com/embed/hIkCmbvAHQQ?rel=0&autoplay=1&cc_load_policy=1

 

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

 

New to Zoom? Here are tips and tricks to make you a pro user

https://wgntv.com/news/trending/new-to-zoom-here-are-tips-and-tricks-to-make-you-a-pro-user/

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 How Easy It Is To Crack Your Password, With Kevin Mitnick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-96JmC2AkE&t=392s

 

Password Cracking - Computerphile (a series)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U-RbOKanYs&t=127s

 

How to Choose a Password - Computerphile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NjQ9b3pgIg&t=176s

 

How Password Managers Work - Computerphile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w68BBPDAWr8&t=532s

 

2FA: Two Factor Authentication - Computerphile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXFYT-BG2So&t=30s

 

Secrets Hidden in Images (Steganography) - Computerphile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWEXCYQKyDc&t=42s

 

How to Choose a Strong Password with Entropy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uHx45Gh7Ko&t=166s

 

How to Create a Strong Password You Can Easily Remember (3 Strategies)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_WZk-_TWh0&t=246s

 

How to Create a Secure Password (plus passwords to stay away from)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WNd3FX1kSU&t=254s

 

Creating a Secure Password

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlS2JX63teM&t=40s

 

Most Secure Password Management Explained | Go Incognito 3.4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZr4u5nEZP4&t=144s

 

A Complete Overview of Your Facebook Profile and Timeline

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz6YxdLvMsk&t=86s

 

Password Manager HACK that eliminates the risk of a single password!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boj9q26gadE&t=158s

 

How to Remember a Unique Password For Everything

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrMHS8EGPC4&t=261s

 

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