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 6,600 organizations bombarded with 100,000+ BEC attacks

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/08/10/6600-organizations-bombarded-with-100000-bec-attacks/

 

The Secrets of Russia’s Propaganda War, Revealed

An unauthorized reprint of a military intelligence handbook on psychological warfare gives insight into new propaganda troops.

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2017/03/01/welcome-to-russian-psychological-warfare-operations-101-a57301

 

Apple ordered to not block Epic Games' Unreal Engine, but Fortnite to stay off App Store

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-ordered-not-block-epic-053304748.html

 

How to Use SSH in Windows: 5 Easy Ways

SSH is an encrypted network protocol used for remote access. Here's how to use SSH in Windows using native and third-party apps.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-easy-ways-to-use-ssh-in-windows/

 

Best NAS for Home 2020

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-nas-home

 

Quantum Computing and the Internet

https://askbobrankin.com/quantum_computing_and_the_internet.html

 

How to Turn On or Off Notifications for Microsoft News app in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/163504-turn-off-notifications-microsoft-news-app-windows-10-a.html

 

Microsoft Removes Option to Disable Windows Defender Antivirus

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/314144-microsoft-removes-option-to-disable-windows-defender-antivirus

 

What’s New in Microsoft Edge 85

https://news.softpedia.com/news/what-s-new-in-microsoft-edge-85-530930.shtml

 

COVID-Themed Phishing Scams Are on Their Way Out While Some Scammers Use a Vaccine as a Last-Ditch Effort

https://blog.knowbe4.com/covid-themed-phishing-scams-are-on-their-way-out-while-some-scammers-use-a-vaccine-as-a-last-ditch-effort

 

How to share pages using QR Code on Microsoft Edge

You can now create a QR code to share pages with Microsoft Edge, and here's how to complete the task.

https://pureinfotech.com/share-pages-qr-code-microsoft-edge/

 

Hacked government, college sites push malware via fake hacking tools

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hacked-government-college-sites-push-malware-via-fake-hacking-tools/

 

How to enable or disable Printer Sharing in Windows Sandbox in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-or-disable-printer-sharing-in-windows-sandbox

 

Tip of the Day: The Power of Right-click

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcOndx_9fAM&feature=youtu.be&t=0s

 

Apple to pay $9.75 million over 'shoddy' Powerbeats 2 — how to get your money

Powerbeats 2 owners could be entitled to cash

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/apple-to-pay-dollar975-million-over-shoddy-powerbeats-2-how-to-get-your-money

 

Apple blocks Facebook update that called out 30-percent App Store ‘tax’

Facebook is ‘still working to make that information available’

https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/28/21405140/apple-rejects-facebook-update-30-percent-cut

 

How To Factory Reset Your Chromebook [August 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/factory-reset-chromebook/

 

Beware! Text message delivery scams are back and sneakier than ever

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/text-scam-alert/703103/

 

Steam Adds Profanity Filter for Game Chats

'We do not want to censor users in chat, but rather, empower them to choose what they see from others,' Steam said of the beta feature, which can obscure hate speech from appearing in a user's chat window.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/steam-adds-profanity-filter-for-game-chats

 

Chrome's new tab grouping feature brings order to chaos

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/chrome-tab-groups-10-times-faster-160053379.html

 

The 5 Best VPN Routers

Instead of setting up a VPN account on every device, why not upgrade to VPN router and protect every device in the house all at once?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-vpn-routers/

 

How to use libraries on Windows 10

If you have files scattered across different locations, you can use libraries to organize and bring them together in a single view, and in this guide, we show you how on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-libraries-windows-10

 

[PHONE SCAMS] Who Are the Most Gullible?

https://askbobrankin.com/phone_scams_who_are_the_most_gullible.html

 

How to Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/14312-restore-windows-photo-viewer-windows-10-a.html

 

Android Antivirus Apps Are Useless — Here’s What to Do Instead

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/104827-android-antivirus-apps-are-useless-heres-what-to-do-instead

 

How the Adoption of the Latest Windows 10 Versions Improved Last Month

The rollout of Windows 10 May 2020 Update, or version 2004, continues, but at the same time, Microsoft is also getting ready to release another feature update for Windows 10 devices.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-the-adoption-of-the-latest-windows-10-versions-improved-530929.shtml

 

Phishing Golden Hour

https://blog.knowbe4.com/phishing-golden-hour

 

How to enable automatic Registry backup on Windows 10

You can now enable automatic Registry backups on Windows 10, and in this guide, you'll learn how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-automatic-registry-backup-windows-10/

 

How to Spot—and Avoid—Dark Patterns on the Web

You've seen them before: the UX ploys designed to trick you into spending money, or make it nearly impossible to unsubscribe. Here's what to look out for.

https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-spot-avoid-dark-patterns/

 

Repeatedly opening and closing laptop causes Windows 10 to crash; Microsoft working on fix

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/repeatedly-opening-and-closing-laptop-causes-windows-10-to-crash-microsoft-working-on-fix-101940/

 

What If I Lose My Second Factor?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbXSdHZDW8A&feature=youtu.be&t=1s

 

Best iPhone SE 2020 deals in August

Today's best iPhone SE 2020 deals

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

 

Walmart says it’s partnering with Microsoft on a TikTok deal

Create a TikTok banger while you bag up your groceries

https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/27/21404142/walmart-microsoft-tiktok-deal

 

How To Update The Camera And Microphone Settings In Google Chrome

https://www.techjunkie.com/update-camera-microphone-settings-in-google-chrome/

 

Virus alert: If you get one of these emails, delete it immediately

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/qbot-virus-alert/751621/

 

This Tiny, Laser-Activated Robot Could Be Just What the Doctor Ordered

Cornell University researchers say their robot is small enough to one day interact with elements in your bloodstream.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/this-tiny-laser-activated-robot-could-be-just-what-the-doctor-ordered

 

Best and Worst Inverter Generators From Consumer Reports' Tests

https://www.yahoo.com/news/best-worst-inverter-generators-211755762.html

 

The 5 Best Raspberry Pi Smart TV Projects We've Seen

Smart TVs are everywhere now! Here are the best smart TV projects you can make with nothing more than a Raspberry Pi.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/raspberry-pi-smart-tv-projects/

 

Microsoft Teams gains live transcription feature next month

Following along with meetings within Microsoft Teams will become easier next month.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-teams-gains-live-transcription-feature-next-month

 

Router Security: Close Unnecessary Ports

(use this tool to check your router security: https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2 online, nothing to install)

https://askbobrankin.com/router_security_close_unnecessary_ports.html

 

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

 

Popular Fertility App Caught Selling Customer Data to Chinese Companies

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/314095-popular-fertility-app-caught-selling-customer-data-to-chinese-companies

 

Microsoft Teams Update to Bring Live Transcription

Microsoft is preparing another important update for Microsoft Teams, the company’s service whose adoption has skyrocketed as the world migrated to working from home.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-teams-update-to-bring-live-transcription-530923.shtml

 

The quest to liberate $300,000 of bitcoin from an old ZIP file

A few quintillion possible decryption keys stand between a man and his cryptocurrency.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/08/the-quest-to-liberate-300000-of-bitcoin-from-an-old-zip-file/

 

How to enable Bluetooth Swift Pair on Windows 10

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

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

 

U.S. Intelligence: China Opposes Trump Reelection; Russia Works Against Biden

https://www.npr.org/2020/08/07/900245813/u-s-intelligence-warns-china-opposes-trump-reelection-russia-works-against-biden

 

Overlooked teams up with college newspapers to build a news-focused social network

https://techcrunch.com/2020/08/20/overlooked/

 

An Overview of Gmail - Ask Leo! Live

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8zc-jlNKd0&feature=youtu.be&t=2s

 

Best free Zoom backgrounds

Download these free Zoom backgrounds to make video calls more fun

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/best-free-zoom-backgrounds

 

Facebook still runs discriminatory ads, new report finds

Over a year after it pledged to stop

https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/26/21403025/facebook-discriminatory-ads-housing-job-credit-hud

 

How To Fix ‘Macrium Reflect Clone Failed’ Error

https://www.techjunkie.com/macrium-reflect-clone-failed-error-fix/

 

Check your phone! 23 apps you must delete right now

https://www.komando.com/news/23-fleeceware-apps-you-must-delete-now/751132/

 

Report: Walmart Wants to Jointly Acquire TikTok With Microsoft

'We are confident that a Walmart and Microsoft partnership would meet both the expectations of US TikTok users while satisfying the concerns of US government regulators,' the retail giant tells CNBC.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/report-walmart-wants-to-jointly-acquire-tiktok-with-microsoft

 

How to tell if someone is snooping on your computer or tablet

https://www.yahoo.com/news/tell-someone-snooping-computer-tablet-100025608.html

 

What Can Photoshop Do That GIMP Can't?

What can Photoshop do that GIMP can't? Quite a lot! Learn more in our comparison of GIMP vs. Photoshop.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/can-photoshop-gimp-cant/

 

Surface Duo FAQ: Everything you need to know about Microsoft's first dual-screen Surface

https://www.windowscentral.com/surface-duo

 

Why Do Doctors Dislike Electronic Health Records?

https://askbobrankin.com/why_do_doctors_dislike_electronic_health_records.html

 

How to Turn On or Off Show New Tab Tips in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/163495-how-turn-off-show-new-tab-tips-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Microsoft Deploys AI ‘Supercomputing’ via Nvidia’s New Ampere A100 GPU

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/314034-microsoft-deploys-ai-supercomputing-via-nvidias-new-ampere-a100-gpu

 

Microsoft to Release Updates for Windows 10 Version 1803 for Six More Months

While everyone is recommended to download and install the latest version of Windows 10, some are sticking with older releases because of various reasons – this happens mostly in large companies where upgrading entire fleets of devices whenever new feature updates go live takes more time.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-to-release-updates-for-windows-10-version-1803-for-six-more-months-530917.shtml

 

Ransomware: These warning signs could mean you are already under attack

File-encrypting ransomware attacks can take months of planning by gangs. Here's what to look out for.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-these-warning-signs-could-mean-you-are-already-under-attack/

 

Microsoft Edge gets vertical tabs navigation experience

Here's a closer look at the vertical tabs navigation on Microsoft Edge. It's different, but it looks like a good idea.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-edge-vertical-tabs/

 

Operation ‘Dream Job’ Widespread North Korean Espionage Campaign

https://www.clearskysec.com/operation-dream-job/

 

Author and former professional poker player Annie Duke on how conspiracy theories gain ground

https://techcrunch.com/2020/08/20/author-and-professional-poker-player-annie-duke-on-how-conspiracy-theories-gain-ground/

 

What Can People Tell from My IP Address?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLGF08oRND4&feature=youtu.be&t=1s

 

Nearly 28,000 printers 'hacked' over the internet: What to do

In fact, they'd been left set up to receive print jobs from anyone

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/hacked-printers-rogue-job

 

These five Olympus mirrorless cameras can now double as Mac webcams

You don’t need the new iMac for better telepresence

https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/26/21402985/apple-mac-webcam-olympus-om-d-software-mirrorless-camera

 

What Is A Mapped Drive In Windows Or Mac?

https://www.techjunkie.com/mapped-drive-windows-mac/

 

Windows users, are you making this huge privacy mistake?

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/fbi-warns-of-windows-security-threat/751471/

 

Major Piracy Group That Bootlegged Blu-ray Movies, TV Shows Is Dismantled

The group, claiming to be video retailers, tricked DVD and Blu-ray wholesale distributors into supplying them the discs weeks before their actual release dates.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/a-major-piracy-group-that-bootlegged-blu-ray-movies-and-tv-shows-is-dismantled

 

AT&T Rallies on Report It May Sell DirecTV. Hopes For Dish Merger Revive.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/919bc032-0034-3e57-bf3c-40728bbfc20c/at-t-rallies-on-report-it-may.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

Hamilton 2.0 Dashboard

The Hamilton 2.0 dashboard, a project of the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, provides a summary analysis of the narratives and topics promoted by Russian, Chinese, and Iranian government officials and state-funded media on Twitter, YouTube, state-sponsored news websites, and via official diplomatic statements at the United Nations. (NOTE — there currently are no UN statements or YouTube data for Iran). The purpose of the dashboard is to increase our understanding of the focus and spread of state-backed government messaging across various information mediums. The data provided here is intended to be a starting point for in-depth analysis; in short, this dashboard provides the questions, not the answers.

https://securingdemocracy.gmfus.org/hamilton-dashboard/

 

How to Enable or Disable Real-time Protection for Microsoft Defender Antivirus in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3569-turn-off-real-time-protection-microsoft-defender-antivirus.html

 

A Massive Laptop Shortage Has Hit the United States

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/314256-massive-laptop-shortage-united-states

 

Microsoft Launcher 6.2 Officially Available for Everyone

Microsoft has recently released Microsoft Launcher 6.2 for Android devices after the company has been testing this particular version in its preview program for quite some time.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-launcher-6-2-now-available-for-download-530899.shtml

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Windows 10 update could kill your SSD — what you need to know

A Windows 10 update bug could slowly ruin your SSD, but a fix is coming

(basically, its the built-in defragger and optimizer being run in auto-mode, change to manual)

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/windows-10-update-could-kill-your-ssd-what-you-need-to-know

 

Google Sued over 'Accidental' Location Tracking

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10805/google-sued-over-accidental-location-tracking

 

How to enable DNS over HTTPS in Google Chrome

The Chrome browser now supports DNS over HTTPS to improve security and privacy, and these are the steps to configure it.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-dns-over-https-chrome/

 

Yes, You Can Still Get Windows 10 For Free

https://askbobrankin.com//yes_you_can_still_get_windows_10_for_free.html

 

Online Business Scams Decline as Consumer COVID Fraud Rises

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Online-Business-Scams-Decline-as-Consumer-COVID-Fraud-Rises-86818.html

 

5G fixed wireless access means big change for home internet connection

https://blog.avast.com/5g-fixed-wireless-access-avast

 

Smartphone market expected to sink this year but will rebound due to 5G push

Shipments are forecast to drop almost 10% for 2020, but a revival is due in 2022 courtesy of a 5G push and other factors, says research firm IDC.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/smartphone-market-expected-to-sink-this-year-but-will-rebound-due-to-5g-push/

 

USPS delays threaten a key backbone of online sales for Amazon, eBay and more

  - The U.S. Postal Service is one of the key backbones for small businesses and big retailers that sell products online.

  - Recent delivery delays and operational changes have created hurdles for businesses that rely on the USPS. 

  - E-commerce companies like Amazon, EBay and Etsy continue to lobby lawmakers on Capitol Hill about the need to keep the Postal Service affordable and reliable.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/19/how-usps-delays-impact-amazon-etsy-and-ebay.html

 

Apple’s move to make advertising harder on iOS 14 is part of a trend

Facebook is only the latest developer to feel the squeeze

https://www.theverge.com/interface/2020/8/27/21402744/apple-idfa-facebook-fight-ads-advertising

 

Why & Where You Should Plant Your Flag

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/08/why-where-you-should-you-plant-your-flag/

 

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

Wondering how to connect your phone to a TV using USB? Here's how to connect your Android or iPhone to a TV with a USB cable.

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

 

Three great iOS 14 accessibility features everyone will want to use

Buried in the accessibility settings are some of iOS 14's coolest new toys.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3572128/three-great-ios-14-accessibility-features-everyone-will-want-to-use.html

 

Russian Arrested for Recruiting Employee of U.S. Company to Plant Malware

https://www.securityweek.com/russian-arrested-recruiting-employee-us-company-plant-malware

 

17 Tech Accessories Under $50 That Are Worth Your Time (and Money)

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/17-tech-accessories-under-50-021201132.html

 

China says it found a new virus that’s even more deadly than the coronavirus

https://bgr.com/2020/08/26/kazakhstan-virus-china-coronavirus-covid-19/

 

Silk filament printing

https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/articles/silk-filament-printing

 

Check your phone! 23 apps you must delete right now

https://www.komando.com/news/23-fleeceware-apps-you-must-delete-now/751132/

 

Word for the Web Can Now Record Conversations and Transcribe Them

Conversations are transcribed automatically and it works with uploaded audio files, too.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/word-for-the-web-can-now-record-conversations-and-transcribe-them

 

Fastest Internet Speed Record Destroyed

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10804/fastest-internet-speed-record-destroyed

 

How to enable DNS over HTTPS on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge now can encrypt domain name resolution queries using DNS over HTTPS, and here's how to enable the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-dns-over-https-microsoft-edge/

 

[SPEED] Is Satellite Internet Fast Enough?

https://askbobrankin.com/speed_is_satellite_internet_fast_enough.html

 

Pandemic Gooses Stolen Credentials Prices on Dark Web

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Pandemic-Gooses-Stolen-Credentials-Prices-on-Dark-Web-86815.html

 

What is adblock?

https://blog.avast.com/what-is-adblock-avast

 

How state and local governments can better combat cyberattacks

Government agencies can suffer from differences in funding, a lack of standard policies, and other issues that affect security, says BlueVoyant.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-state-and-local-governments-can-better-combat-cyberattacks/

 

Patients say post office slowdown is delaying delivery of life-saving medications

  - The U.S. Postal Service has become a political battleground, and has experienced delays after Postmaster Louis General DeJoy slashed overtime.

  - Many patients are experiencing delays receiving life-saving medications and are sharing their experiences online via hashtags like #USPSMeds. 

  - Experts say the situation could escalate, despite Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s promise to suspend changes to the Postal Service.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/19/usps-slowdown-delays-delivery-of-life-saving-meds-patients.html

 

The reMarkable 2 is the latest attempt to turn your paper notepad digital

Swapping pen and paper for E Ink

https://www.theverge.com/21403489/remarkable-2-e-ink-paper-tablet-review

 

Hacked Data Broker Accounts Fueled Phony COVID Loans, Unemployment Claims

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/08/hacked-data-broker-accounts-fueled-phony-covid-loans-unemployment-claims/

 

How to Solve Common Google Drive Issues: 10 Simple Solutions

Many Google Drive problems are easy to fix. Here are the most common Google Drive problems and how to troubleshoot them yourself.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/solve-common-google-drive-problems-simple-solutions/

 

Use Optimize Mac Storage with iCloud Drive to pack videos into a crowded Mac

iCloud can automatically manage storage, but you have to get the data onto your Mac or into iCloud first to get the advantage.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3570475/use-optimize-mac-storage-with-icloud-drive-to-pack-videos-into-a-crowded-mac.html

 

Participant in Phony Tech Support Scheme Pleads Guilty

https://www.securityweek.com/participant-phony-tech-support-scheme-pleads-guilty

 

From iPads to MacBooks, Here Are the Apple Devices Actually Worth Buying

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/ipads-macbooks-apple-devices-actually-163524714.html

 

A woman spread coronavirus to 56 others at a Starbucks – guess why no employees caught COVID-19

https://bgr.com/2020/08/25/coronavirus-news-today-starbucks-outbreak-wear-face-masks/

 

Flex filaments

https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/articles/flex-filaments

 

Online shopping tip: How to spot fake reviews

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/how-to-spot-fake-amazon-reviews/751134/

 

Report: Apple TV+ to Enhance Shows With Augmented Reality

Access bonus AR content on your iPad or iPhone linked to the show you're currently watching on Apple TV+.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/report-apple-tv-plus-to-enhance-shows-with-augmented-reality

 

Windows 8.1 Users Must Install Emergency Patch

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10802/windows-81-users-must-install-emergency-patch

 

WINDOWS 10 REMOVES DISABLEANTISPYWARE REGISTRY TO DISABLE MICROSOFT DEFENDER

Windows 10 no longer allows disable Microsoft Defender Antivirus permanently using the Registry.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-removes-disableantispyware-disable-defender/

 

The Dark Side of Amazon Returns

https://askbobrankin.com/the_dark_side_of_amazon_returns.html

 

The Critical Nature of Qualcomm's Appellate Court Win

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/The-Critical-Nature-of-Qualcomms-Appellate-Court-Win-86802.html

 

Fake Malwarebytes installation files distributing coinminer

https://blog.avast.com/fake-malwarebytes-installation-files-distributing-coinminer

 

Start distance learning on solid ground with these 9 tips

Many students have started the school year online due to the coronavirus pandemic. We've curated a list of tips to help students take virtual education to the next level.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/start-distance-learning-on-solid-ground-with-these-9-tips/

 

Apple beefs up streaming radio as Spotify continues its antitrust complaints

  - Apple is renaming its flagship radio station, Beats 1, to Apple Music 1, the company announced Tuesday.

  - Along with the rebrand, it’s also introducing two new radio stations, Apple Music Hits and Apple Music Country. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/18/apple-renames-its-beats-radio-station-to-apple-music-1.html

 

Apple Losing Share of Wireless Earbuds Market Despite Growing AirPods Sales

https://www.macrumors.com/2020/08/27/apple-losing-share-wireless-earbuds-market/

 

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra's new Gorilla Glass is tough, but we still broke it

Samsung's new Note 20 Ultra is the first phone covered in the new Gorilla Glass Victus. Here's how it held up to our scratch and drop tests.

https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-galaxy-note-20-ultra-drop-test-new-gorilla-glass-victus-is-tough-but-we-still-broke-it/

 

10 Tips for Managing Shared Files on Google Drive

Are you still learning the ropes of Google Drive? Here are several tips to help manage your files on Google Drive better.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-tips-managing-shared-files-google-drive/

 

This rumored iPad Air redesign is the Apple tablet of my dreams

Thin bezels, USB-C, and a power button with Touch ID

https://www.macworld.com/article/3572920/this-rumored-ipad-air-redesign-is-the-apple-tablet-of-my-dreams.html

 

Microsoft Announces Public Preview of Application Guard for Office

https://www.securityweek.com/microsoft-announces-public-preview-application-guard-office

 

Samsung's Note20 Ultra: A phablet for phone lovers?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/samsungs-note20-ultra-phablet-phone-100008447.html

 

Next-gen iPad Air leak shows a feature never before seen on any iPad or iPhone

  - Several rumors said a new iPad Air will be released this year with a bigger screen than the previous generation.

  - A brand new leak featuring images from a purported iPad Air manual seems to corroborate those reports, revealing a brand new feature that Apple hasn’t used elsewhere in its iPhone or iPad lineups.

  - Recent reports claim the new iPad Air release date might be close, with Apple expected to debut new iPadOS hardware as soon as next month.

https://bgr.com/2020/08/27/ipad-air-2020-release-date-rumors-touch-id-button/

 

Amazon releases new wearable that includes emotion and body fat tracking

The company on Thursday introduced a wristband for health and fitness tracking called Halo, alongside a subscription service and smartphone app.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/amazon-releases-new-wearable-includes-emotion-body-fat-tracking-rcna99

 

Window users, are you making this huge privacy mistake?

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/fbi-warns-of-windows-security-threat/751471/

 

Russian Charged With Trying to Recruit Employee to Plant Malware in US Company

According to the FBI, Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov promised to pay as much as $1 million to the employee to help his shadowy group steal data from a Nevada-based company for ransom purposes.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/russian-charged-with-trying-to-recruit-employee-to-plant-malware-in-us

 

Chrome to Test Ways in Using Less CPU, Battery

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10801/chrome-test-ways-using-less-cpu-battery

 

Windows 10 build 20197: hands-on video review

This video highlights all the new features and changes available up to build 20197 planned for future releases of Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-build-20197-video-review/

 

Geekly Update - 06 August 2020

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_06_august_2020.html

 

Amazon Clears FCC Hurdle to Satellite Network

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Amazon-Clears-FCC-Hurdle-to-Satellite-Network-86791.html

 

DoppelPaymer: The latest ransomware innovation is all about distribution

https://blog.avast.com/doppelpaymer-ransomware-resurgence-avast

 

Qbot trojan hijacking email threads to carry out phishing campaigns

The latest variant of this trojan extracts email threads from Outlook, which it uses for phishing attacks, says Check Point Research.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/qbot-trojan-used-in-phishing-campaigns-by-hijacking-email-threads/

 

Apple faces a growing number of companies in open revolt over its control of the App Store

  - On Thursday, Fortnite maker Epic Games performed a high-profile stunt against Apple by blatantly ignoring the App Store’s payment policies.

  - As a result, Apple removed Fortnite from the App Store, and Epic filed a prepared lawsuit shortly after.

  - Epic is the latest high-profile mobile software maker to put pressure on Apple to change its App Store policies that require it take a 30% cut of sales on the platform.

  - Other recent critics of Apple’s policy include Sonos, Match Group and Spotify.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/14/apple-removes-fortnite-from-app-store.html

 

Alleged iPad Air 4 Manual Depicts All-Screen Display With Touch ID Built into Power Button

https://www.macrumors.com/2020/08/27/leak-ipad-air-touch-id-power-button-usb-c/

 

Hands-on: 2020 iMac nano-texture glass display or glossy display? Which should you buy? [Video]

https://9to5mac.com/2020/08/25/hands-on-2020-imac-nano-texture-glass-display-or-glossy-display-which-should-you-buy-video/

 

Launch a Successful Podcast With This Podcast Training Bundle

Grab The Start-to-Finish Guide to Launching a Successful Podcast Bundle at MakeUseOf Deals to transform your podcast forever.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/podcast-training-bundle/

 

Apple vs. Epic: What’s it about, who is doing what, and who will win

Macworld Podcast episode 710

https://www.macworld.com/article/3572560/apple-vs-epic-what-s-it-about-who-is-doing-what-and-who-will-win.html

 

A major Android Auto settings redesign is now rolling out

https://www.xda-developers.com/android-auto-settings-redesign-rolling-out/

 

COVID-19 Is Transmitted Through Aerosols. We Have Enough Evidence, Now It Is Time to Act

https://www.yahoo.com/news/covid-19-transmitted-aerosols-enough-110024854.html

 

Google Chrome just got its biggest update of the year so far

https://bgr.com/2020/08/25/chrome-85-update-new-features-tab-groups/

 

LG's New Wearable Air Purifier Is What George Jetson Would Wear in the Bad Timeline

https://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/lgs-new-wearable-air-purifier-is-what-george-jetson-wou-1844864528

 

Scammers are creating fake financial sites to steal your money

https://www.komando.com/news/scammers-are-creating-fake-financial-sites-to-steal-your-money/751185/

 

New Wireless Device Generates Clean Fuel From 3 Ingredients

All you need are sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water, and you’re taking a step toward artificial photosynthesis.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/new-wireless-device-generates-clean-fuel-from-3-ingredients

 

Microsoft and Kaspersky Top List in Security Test

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10800/microsoft-and-kaspersky-top-list-security-test

 

Fitbit Sense: We got the insider scoop from Fitbit on temperature tracking, ECG and more

Exclusive: The new Fitbit smartwatch has a sensor that actually checks your skin to see how stressed out you are.

https://www.cnet.com/news/fitbit-sense-we-got-the-insider-scoop-from-fitbit-on-temperature-tracking-ecg-and-more/

 

HOW TO QUICKLY FIND WI-FI PASSWORD ON WINDOWS 10

Can't remember your Wi-Fi password? Here are two easy ways to find it on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/find-wifi-password-windows-10/

 

Check Out These Free TV Options

https://askbobrankin.com/check_out_these_free_tv_options.html

 

The 10 Best Apps to Install on Your Raspberry Pi

Looking for the best software to install on your Raspberry Pi? Here are the best Raspberry Pi apps to install today.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-apps-install-raspberry-pi/

 

Unboxing the Surface Duo: Hands-on with Microsoft's ambitious new phone

https://www.androidcentral.com/microsoft-surface-duo-unboxing-hands-on

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Protect your gear! Amazon has deep savings on surge protectors, uninterruptible power supplies

Amazon is throwing a one-day sale on APC uninterruptible power supplies and surge protectors.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3572915/save-your-electronics-with-these-deeply-discounted-surge-protectors-uninterruptible-power-supplies.html

 

Samsung's magnificent 860 EVO SSDs plummet to their lowest prices of the year

Amazon is selling the 250GB Samsung 860 EVO for $50 and the 500GB 860 EVO for $70 right now.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3572563/samsungs-magnificent-860-evo-ssds-plummet-to-their-lowest-prices-of-the-year.html

 

How to Use SSH in Windows: 5 Easy Ways

SSH is an encrypted network protocol used for remote access. Here's how to use SSH in Windows using native and third-party apps.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-easy-ways-to-use-ssh-in-windows/

 

Quantum Computing and the Internet

https://askbobrankin.com/quantum_computing_and_the_internet.html

 

Facebook warns Apple’s iOS 14 could shave more than 50% from Audience Network revenue

  - Facebook on Wednesday acknowledged that Apple’s upcoming iOS 14 could lead to a more than 50% drop in its Audience Network advertising business. 

  - Facebook said its apps on iOS 14 will not collect IDFA, which is a unique device ID number that allows advertisers to better target ads and estimate their effectiveness.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/26/facebook-apple-ios-14-could-cut-audience-network-revenue-in-half.html

 

Why Don’t People Back Up?

Backups are one of the ways people can protect themselves from everything from hardware failure to virus infections. So why don't people back up?

https://askleo.com/why-dont-people/

 

Apple ordered to not block Epic Games' Unreal Engine, but Fortnite to stay off App Store

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-ordered-not-block-epic-053304748.html

 

Internet Speeds Drop Despite Streaming Tweaks

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10794/internet-speeds-drop-despite-streaming-tweaks

 

How to enable or disable Printer Sharing in Windows Sandbox in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-or-disable-printer-sharing-in-windows-sandbox

 

Linuxfx 10: A Smart, Easy Way to Transition From Windows

https://linuxinsider.com/story/linuxfx-10-a-smart-easy-way-to-transition-from-windows-86694.html

 

COVID-Themed Phishing Scams Are on Their Way Out While Some Scammers Use a Vaccine as a Last-Ditch Effort

https://blog.knowbe4.com/covid-themed-phishing-scams-are-on-their-way-out-while-some-scammers-use-a-vaccine-as-a-last-ditch-effort

 

FBI, CISA Echo Warnings on ‘Vishing’ Threat

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/08/fbi-cisa-echo-warnings-on-vishing-threat/

 

U.S. Intelligence: China Opposes Trump Reelection; Russia Works Against Biden

https://www.npr.org/2020/08/07/900245813/u-s-intelligence-warns-china-opposes-trump-reelection-russia-works-against-biden

 

Hamilton 2.0 Dashboard

The Hamilton 2.0 dashboard, a project of the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, provides a summary analysis of the narratives and topics promoted by Russian, Chinese, and Iranian government officials and state-funded media on Twitter, YouTube, state-sponsored news websites, and via official diplomatic statements at the United Nations. (NOTE — there currently are no UN statements or YouTube data for Iran). The purpose of the dashboard is to increase our understanding of the focus and spread of state-backed government messaging across various information mediums. The data provided here is intended to be a starting point for in-depth analysis; in short, this dashboard provides the questions, not the answers.

https://securingdemocracy.gmfus.org/hamilton-dashboard/

 

What Can People Tell from My IP Address?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLGF08oRND4&feature=youtu.be&t=1s

 

Chrome OS Could Soon Be Connecting With Your Android Phone in a Welcome Way

https://gizmodo.com/chrome-os-could-soon-be-connecting-with-your-android-ph-1844547490

 

Hot-rod your home network with multi-gig wired ethernet—for far less coin than you might think

Do squabbles erupt when everyone in the house streams movies at once? Want to run all your backups simultaneously, without any slowdown? Folks, frugal faster networking is finally here. 

https://www.techhive.com/article/3564821/how-to-make-your-home-network-faster.html

 

Facebook: Apple Privacy Changes Will Muck Up Online Ads

https://www.securityweek.com/facebook-apple-privacy-changes-will-muck-online-ads

 

How to share pages using QR Code on Microsoft Edge

You can now create a QR code to share pages with Microsoft Edge, and here's how to complete the task.

https://pureinfotech.com/share-pages-qr-code-microsoft-edge/

 

Speed up your computer with these 6 pro tips

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/speed-up-your-computer/751019/

 

YouTube Video Removals Skyrocket in Q2 Amid Heavier Reliance on Automation

There was a greater reliance on automation in Q2 due to the pandemic, leading to the removal of 11.4 million videos, the most ever for a single quarter.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/youtube-video-removals-skyrocket-in-q2-amid-heavier-reliance-on-automation

 

Protect your gear! Amazon has deep savings on surge protectors, uninterruptible power supplies

Amazon is throwing a one-day sale on APC uninterruptible power supplies and surge protectors.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3572915/save-your-electronics-with-these-deeply-discounted-surge-protectors-uninterruptible-power-supplies.html

 

The 5 Best VPN Routers

Instead of setting up a VPN account on every device, why not upgrade to VPN router and protect every device in the house all at once?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-vpn-routers/

 

[PHONE SCAMS] Who Are the Most Gullible?

https://askbobrankin.com/phone_scams_who_are_the_most_gullible.html

 

Microsoft’s TikTok deal reportedly ballooned after Trump intervened

  - Microsoft’s deal talks with TikTok “ballooned” this summer after President Donald Trump intervened, according to a report from The New York Times.

  - Earlier this month, Trump said he’d rather TikTok was bought in its entirety. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/26/microsofts-tiktok-deal-ballooned-after-trump-intervened.html

 

How Do I Transfer My System to a Replacement Drive?

Transferring to a replacement drive needn't be difficult. In fact, prepping for a transfer is a side effect of backing up regularly.

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_transfer_my_system_to_a_replacement_drive/

 

Chrome's new tab grouping feature brings order to chaos

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/chrome-tab-groups-10-times-faster-160053379.html

 

Google Tries Anti-Scam Tactic with Web Addresses

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10799/google-tries-anti-scam-tactic-web-addresses

 

Repeatedly opening and closing laptop causes Windows 10 to crash; Microsoft working on fix

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/repeatedly-opening-and-closing-laptop-causes-windows-10-to-crash-microsoft-working-on-fix-101940/

 

Digital Security Is as Easy as PGP (something using PGP is usable in Windows and likely MacOS)

https://linuxinsider.com/story/digital-security-is-as-easy-as-pgp-86805.html

 

Phishing Golden Hour

https://blog.knowbe4.com/phishing-golden-hour

 

Voice Phishers Targeting Corporate VPNs

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/08/voice-phishers-targeting-corporate-vpns/

 

6,600 organizations bombarded with 100,000+ BEC attacks

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/08/10/6600-organizations-bombarded-with-100000-bec-attacks/

 

The quest to liberate $300,000 of bitcoin from an old ZIP file

A few quintillion possible decryption keys stand between a man and his cryptocurrency.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/08/the-quest-to-liberate-300000-of-bitcoin-from-an-old-zip-file/

 

Tip of the Day: The Power of Right-click

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcOndx_9fAM&feature=youtu.be&t=0s

 

HBO Go Will Be Killed for Real This Week

https://gizmodo.com/hbo-go-will-be-killed-for-real-this-week-1844547321

 

Best NAS drive for media streaming and backup

Network-attached storage (NAS) is an ideal solution for streaming and archiving your music, photos, and videos. It's also ideal for backing up your PCs and smart devices. These are our top picks in the consumer space.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3143648/best-nas-box-for-media-streaming-and-backup.html

 

Ghanaian Extradited to U.S. for Cybercrimes That Caused Millions in Losses

https://www.securityweek.com/ghanaian-extradited-us-cybercrimes-caused-millions-losses

 

How to enable automatic Registry backup on Windows 10

You can now enable automatic Registry backups on Windows 10, and in this guide, you'll learn how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-automatic-registry-backup-windows-10/

 

Scammers are creating fake financial sites to steal your money

https://www.komando.com/news/scammers-are-creating-fake-financial-sites-to-steal-your-money/751185/

 

Chrome 85 Keeps Out-of-Control Tabs in Check

Tabs load up to 10 percent faster, while tab grouping will make it easier to keep track of what's open.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/chrome-85-keeps-out-of-control-tabs-in-check

 

Snag a $16 SSD and other storage deals in Amazon's 24-hour PNY blowout

Amazon is throwing a one-day sale on PNY storage, featuring solid discounts and some all-time low prices.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3572405/snag-a-16-ssd-and-other-storage-deals-in-amazons-24-hour-pny-blowout.html

 

The 5 Best Raspberry Pi Smart TV Projects We've Seen

Smart TVs are everywhere now! Here are the best smart TV projects you can make with nothing more than a Raspberry Pi.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/raspberry-pi-smart-tv-projects/

 

Router Security: Close Unnecessary Ports

https://askbobrankin.com/router_security_close_unnecessary_ports.html

 

Salesforce stock surges 26% a day after its blockbuster earnings report

  - Shares of Salesforce soared Wednesday, as investors continued to rally around the enterprise software company’s strong fiscal second-quarter earnings. 

  - With the share move, Salesforce stock is up 66% year to date.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/26/salesforce-stock-surges-following-second-quarter-earnings-report.html

 

How to Protect Your Computer from Natural Disasters

Natural disasters remind us that our computers, among other things, are at risk. I'll look at protecting your computer, and more importantly, your data.

https://askleo.com/how-to-protect-your-computer-from-natural-disasters/

 

Best and Worst Inverter Generators From Consumer Reports' Tests

https://www.yahoo.com/news/best-worst-inverter-generators-211755762.html

 

1 Billion Android Phones At Risk due to CPU Flaw

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10798/1-billion-android-phones-risk-due-cpu-flaw

 

Overlooked teams up with college newspapers to build a news-focused social network

https://techcrunch.com/2020/08/20/overlooked/

 

OpenEEW Formed to Expedite Earthquake Warning Systems

https://linuxinsider.com/story/openeew-formed-to-expedite-earthquake-warning-systems-86817.html

 

The 6 Most Eye-Opening Documentaries on Netflix

https://whatnerd.com/most-eye-opening-documentaries-on-netflix/

 

Microsoft Put Off Fixing Zero Day for 2 Years

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/08/microsoft-put-off-fixing-zero-day-for-2-years/

 

Operation ‘Dream Job’ Widespread North Korean Espionage Campaign

https://www.clearskysec.com/operation-dream-job/

 

Hacked government, college sites push malware via fake hacking tools

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hacked-government-college-sites-push-malware-via-fake-hacking-tools/

 

What If I Lose My Second Factor?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbXSdHZDW8A&feature=youtu.be&t=1s

 

This Joystick For Your Tongue Could Be a More Inclusive Controller For Future Devices

https://gizmodo.com/i-guess-a-joystick-for-your-tongue-is-better-than-licki-1844544921

 

Zoom will arrive on Amazon, Facebook, and Google smart displays this year

Zoom for Home will debut on Facebook Portal displays in September, followed by Amazon Echo Show and Google Nest displays before the year is out.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3571744/zoom-video-calling-will-arrive-on-google-smart-displays-by-the-end-of-the-year.html

 

Chrome 85 Released With 20 Security Fixes

https://www.securityweek.com/chrome-85-released-20-security-fixes

 

Microsoft Edge gets vertical tabs navigation experience

Here's a closer look at the vertical tabs navigation on Microsoft Edge. It's different, but it looks like a good idea.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-edge-vertical-tabs/

 

Safari browser bug could allow hackers to steal your data – Here’s how to stay safe

https://www.komando.com/news/apple-safari-browser-data-flaw/751252/

 

How to Use a Smartphone App to Find Your Car

If you can never remember where you parked your car, check out these apps to keep track.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-use-a-smartphone-app-to-find-your-car

 

Protect your home with smart Eufy Security gear at rock-bottom prices, today only

Amazon is selling Eufy Security gear at or near all-time low prices today only.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3572632/protect-your-home-with-smart-eufy-security-gear-at-rock-bottom-prices-today-only.html

 

What Can Photoshop Do That GIMP Can't?

What can Photoshop do that GIMP can't? Quite a lot! Learn more in our comparison of GIMP vs. Photoshop.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/can-photoshop-gimp-cant/

 

Why Do Doctors Dislike Electronic Health Records?

https://askbobrankin.com/why_do_doctors_dislike_electronic_health_records.html

 

Ex-Google employees form virtual tech ‘school’ for gap year students amid college closures

  - Current and former Google employees are forming an online program aimed at preparing students for the workforce if they’re taking time off school due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  - It comes as many college students defer school as universities shift learning models to mostly online amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

  - Google execs past and present have volunteered to mentor college students on topics ranging from career trajectory to how to stand out in virtual Zoom interviews.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/24/ex-google-employees-form-virtual-tech-school-for-gap-year-students.html

 

Are Deleted Files also Deleted from Backups?

Old backups typically have all of the files that were on your machine at the time the backup was taken -- and that's what you want.

https://askleo.com/are-deleted-files-also-deleted-from-backups/

 

How to tell if someone is snooping on your computer or tablet

https://www.yahoo.com/news/tell-someone-snooping-computer-tablet-100025608.html

 

Windows 10 Cut and Paste to Get Overhaul

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10797/windows-10-cut-and-paste-get-overhaul

 

Author and former professional poker player Annie Duke on how conspiracy theories gain ground

https://techcrunch.com/2020/08/20/author-and-professional-poker-player-annie-duke-on-how-conspiracy-theories-gain-ground/

 

The Case Against Full-Disk Encryption

https://linuxinsider.com/story/the-case-against-full-disk-encryption-86774.html

 

Live TV Is Attempting a Comeback! Could It Succeed?

A combination of streaming services and the good old DVR largely killed live TV aside from live sports. What can it do to make a comeback?

https://whatnerd.com/live-tv-comeback-could-it-succeed/

 

Medical Debt Collection Firm R1 RCM Hit in Ransomware Attack

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/08/medical-debt-collection-firm-r1-rcm-hit-in-ransomware-attack/

 

The Secrets of Russia’s Propaganda War, Revealed

An unauthorized reprint of a military intelligence handbook on psychological warfare gives insight into new propaganda troops.

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2017/03/01/welcome-to-russian-psychological-warfare-operations-101-a57301

 

Ransomware: These warning signs could mean you are already under attack

File-encrypting ransomware attacks can take months of planning by gangs. Here's what to look out for.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-these-warning-signs-could-mean-you-are-already-under-attack/

 

An Overview of Gmail - Ask Leo! Live

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8zc-jlNKd0&feature=youtu.be&t=2s

 

What Thunderbolt 4 Means and How It Could Change Computing

https://gizmodo.com/what-thunderbolt-4-means-and-how-it-could-change-comput-1844510346

 

Our favorite budget smart lock, the Wyze Lock, has never been cheaper

Wyze via Amazon is selling the Wyze Lock for just $90.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3572088/our-favorite-budget-smart-lock-the-wyze-lock-has-never-been-cheaper.html

 

Mercenary Cyberspies Used Autodesk 3ds Max Exploits in Attacks

https://www.securityweek.com/mercenary-cyberspies-used-autodesk-3ds-max-exploits-attacks

 

How to enable Bluetooth Swift Pair on Windows 10

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

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

 

Samsung just extended the expiration date on these phones – see the list

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/samsung-phones-upgraded-three-years/750982/

 

Origami-Inspired Mini Robot Is Just the Right Size to Help Surgeons

This robot, from Harvard researcher Robert Wood and Robotics Engineer Hiroyuki Suzuki of Sony, is just what the doctor ordered to help with difficult surgical tasks.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/origami-inspired-mini-robot-is-just-the-right-size-to-help-surgeons

 

Samsung's speedy 500GB T7 Portable SSD just hit its lowest price yet

Get one of the fastest external SSDs for 30 percent off

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3572090/samsungs-speedy-500gb-t7-portable-ssd-just-hit-its-lowest-price-yet.html

 

How to Spot—and Avoid—Dark Patterns on the Web

You've seen them before: the UX ploys designed to trick you into spending money, or make it nearly impossible to unsubscribe. Here's what to look out for.

https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-spot-avoid-dark-patterns/

 

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 LG's transparent OLED displays are on subway windows in China

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/lg-display-transparent-oled-subway-windows-134125906.html

 

What’s New in Windows 10’s 21H1 Update, Coming Spring 2021

https://www.howtogeek.com/685996/whats-new-in-windows-10s-21h1-update-coming-spring-2021/

 

Here are all the advantages of choosing a mini-ITX desktop PC

https://www.windowscentral.com/here-are-all-advantages-choosing-mini-itx-desktop-pc

 

China may replace subway train windows with transparent OLEDs

LG offers industry’s first transparent OLEDs for windows

https://www.techradar.com/news/china-may-replace-subway-train-windows-with-transparent-oleds

 

[SELL IT] Power Tips for Ebay Sellers

https://askbobrankin.com/sell_it_power_tips_for_ebay_sellers.html

 

Report: Unskilled hackers can breach about 3 out of 4 companies

Positive Technologies found in a recent study that criminals with few skills can hack a company in less than 30 minutes.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/report-unskilled-hackers-can-breach-3-out-of-4-of-companies/

 

Google Chrome 85 fixes WebGL code execution vulnerability

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-chrome-85-fixes-webgl-code-execution-vulnerability/

 

How to Create a Gmail Desktop App

https://www.maketecheasier.com/access-gmail-on-your-desktop/

 

How to use Picture in Picture mode on Microsoft Edge Browser

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/use-picture-in-picture-mode-on-microsoft-edge-browser

 

6 ways your school's Zoom calls will get better this fall

Students in distance learning programs will be able to select their own breakout rooms, pin students in their own layouts, and even jam with friends in a new music mode.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3570264/6-ways-your-schools-zoom-calls-will-get-better-this-fall.html

 

10 Tips to Avoid (Spreading) Fake News During a Crisis

Here's how to avoid fake news and how you can stop spreading fake news on social media.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/quickly-avoid-fake-news-unfolding-crisis/

 

watchOS 7 FAQ: Everything you need to know about the Apple Watch operating system

Try the newest watchOS early this year.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3563915/watchos-7-faq-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-apple-watch-operating-system.html

 

What is Defragging and Do I Need It In Windows 10? What It Is, Why It Is, and What You Need To Do

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4vtVsw5u0c&feature=youtu.be&t=1s

 

Cheap tablet bundle deal: Lenovo Tab M8 FHD 2-Pack for $237

Bundle two Lenovo Tab M8 FHD tablets and save

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/cheap-tablet-bundle-deal-lenovo-tab-m8-fhd-2-pack-for-dollar237

 

Facebook to pay $125 million in back taxes in France

https://techcrunch.com/2020/08/24/facebook-to-pay-125-million-in-back-taxes-in-france-report-says/

 

Google’s mysterious OS that might replace Android just reached a new milestone

https://bgr.com/2020/08/13/google-fuchsia-os-vs-android-bluetooth-5-0-certification/

 

Google Drive flaw may let attackers fool you into installing malware

https://www.engadget.com/google-drive-manage-versions-security-flaw-194323948.html

 

5 mistakes you’re making with your phone that’s killing it

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/5-common-phone-killing-mistakes/750873/

 

Tesla Applies for Sensor to Detect Children Left in Hot Cars

The electric vehicle maker is seeking FCC approval for a short-range motion-sensing device.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/tesla-applies-for-sensor-to-detect-children-left-in-hot-cars

 

A scary scam is targeting work from home employees: Here's what you need to know

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/mcafee-multi-access-software-033155281.html

 

How to Set Up and Use the Microsoft Family Safety App

https://www.howtogeek.com/685848/how-to-use-the-new-microsoft-family-safety-app/

 

Report: Microsoft wants all of TikTok, but Trump signs order for new restrictions

Cue up the Steve Ballmer dance.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-reportedly-talks-buy-out-us-portion-tiktok

 

How good is the built-in Windows 10 VPN — and are there any limitations?

Built-in solution is hamstrung by some key restrictions

https://www.techradar.com/vpn/how-good-is-the-built-in-windows-10-vpn-and-are-there-any-limitations

 

[DEAL TIME] Laptops for School, Work and Play

https://askbobrankin.com/deal_time_laptops_for_school_work_and_play.html

 

Zero trust is critical, but very underused

Organizations must quickly adopt the zero trust mindset of "never trust, always verify" to mitigate the spread of breaches, limit access, and prevent lateral movement, according to an Illumio report.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/zero-trust-is-critical-but-very-underused/

 

What's new in Windows 10 21H1, arriving next year

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/whats-new-in-windows-10-21h1-arriving-next-year/https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/whats-new-in-windows-10-21h1-arriving-next-year/

 

How to Play Android Games on Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/play-android-games-on-linux/

 

Turn off Devices when the Screen is Off to help save battery in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/turn-off-devices-when-the-screen-is-off-to-help-save-battery-in-windows-10

 

Acronis True Image 2021 Premium review: Fully integrated backup and cyber security

With real time protection added to the mix, True Image is now the most comprehensive data safety solution on the planet.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3571419/acronis-true-image-2021-premium-review.html

 

10 Interesting Things You Can Learn on YouTube

On a quest to learn something new every day? Learn fascinating new skills with YouTube's billions of videos on every topic!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-interesting-things-can-learn-youtube/

 

Three ways to pass web pages across your Mac, iPhone, and iPad

Apple now makes an abundance of options available.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3570509/three-ways-to-pass-web-pages-across-your-mac-iphone-and-ipad.html

 

Why Is My Hard Drive Not Showing in Windows File Explorer?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qjcm67uYP8&feature=youtu.be&t=0s

 

Samsung Galaxy S30 leaks — the upcoming flagship phone gets a huge battery boost

Samsung Galaxy S30 could have incredible battery life

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s30-leaks-the-upcoming-flagship-phone-gets-a-huge-battery-boost

 

COVID-19 pandemic accelerated shift to e-commerce by 5 years, new report says

https://techcrunch.com/2020/08/24/covid-19-pandemic-accelerated-shift-to-e-commerce-by-5-years-new-report-says/

 

How to disable Gmail’s most annoying new feature in the app and online

https://bgr.com/2020/08/11/how-to-disable-google-meet-in-gmail-iphone-android-website/

 

Grab Samsung's 500GB T7 external SSD for just $80 at Amazon and Best Buy

It's fast external storage at a relatively low price.

https://www.engadget.com/samsung-t7-ssd-sale-184722716.html

 

How to erase everything Google knows about you

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/erase-everything-google-knows-about-you/750537/

 

Google and Amazon are Impersonated the Most in Phishing Scams

Phishing attacks pretend to be a trusted company to collect sensitive information. Tech companies including Google and Amazon are the most commonly imitated.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-and-amazon-are-impersonated-the-most-in-phishing-scams

 

Android 11 will offer wireless Android Auto features on most phones

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/all-android-11-wireless-android-auto-support-121515285.html

 

How to Extract a Still Image from a Live Photo on iPhone

https://www.howtogeek.com/684124/how-to-extract-a-still-photo-from-a-live-photo-on-iphone/

 

Apple has no plans to pursue TikTok, despite report it expressed interest

"Multiple sources tell me that Apple has expressed interest, albeit no sources inside of Apple, and that at least one other strategic has expressed interest."

https://www.windowscentral.com/apple-has-expressed-interest-tiktok-says-report

 

How does antivirus software work?

The ins-and-outs of how antivirus apps keep your system safe

https://www.techradar.com/news/how-does-antivirus-software-work

 

Geekly Update - 19 August 2020

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_19_august_2020.html

 

Best webcam stands for online learning, remote work, and more

Webcam stands are a great way to add some maneuverability to standard video conferencing. That said, here are 5 of the best webcam stands for virtual collaboration.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/best-webcam-stands-for-online-learning-remote-work-and-more/

 

Zoom went down and schools got a digital snow day

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/zoom-went-down-and-schools-got-a-digital-snow-day/

 

iOS 14 Beta Warns Instagram Using Camera without User Knowledge

https://www.maketecheasier.com/ios-14-beta-warns-instagram-using-camera/

 

How to download Windows 10 exe, dll, etc, OS files from Microsoft

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/download-windows-os-files-from-microsoft

 

SK Hynix Gold P31 SSD review: The first 128-layer NAND drive is fast and affordable too

This affordable drive is the first out of the gates with 128-layer TLC.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3571463/sk-hynix-gold-p31-ssd-review-the-first-128-layer-nand-drive.html

 

24 Google Docs Templates That Will Make Your Life Easier

These time-saving Google Docs templates will help you finish your documents instead of struggling to put them together.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/24-google-docs-templates-will-make-life-easier/

 

Apple One services bundles are reportedly on the way—here's what they could cost

$25 a month for everything seems about right.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3570433/apple-services-bundles-are-reportedly-on-the-way-lets-predict-the-prices.html

 

Hey, cord-cutters: Here's how to prevent streaming TV services from selling your data

Take advantage of new privacy rules to minimize invasive ad targeting.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3569108/cord-cutters-how-to-stop-streaming-tv-services-from-selling-your-data.html

 

Xbox Series S leak reveals specs of the budget Xbox Series X — is it worth it?

Is it next-gen enough?

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/xbox-series-s-leak-reveals-specs-of-the-budget-xbox-series-x-is-it-worth-it

 

Hey Apple, how about a MacBook SE?

https://techcrunch.com/2020/08/22/hey-apple-how-about-a-macbook-se/

 

You definitely need to try the best new Apple Maps feature

https://bgr.com/2020/08/05/apple-maps-look-around-cities-japan-roll-out/

 

Windows 10 can run apps from your Samsung phone

You can even do some multitasking.

https://www.engadget.com/windows-10-your-phone-apps-available-164453005.html

 

Gmail fixes dangerous bug — steps to protect your account now

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/gmail-fixes-dangerous-bug/750951/

 

Western Digital Launches Faster 2nd Gen My Passport SSD

The new WD My Passport portable drives offer read speeds of 1,050MB/s and up to 2TB of pocket-friendly storage.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/western-digital-launches-faster-2nd-gen-my-passport-ssd

 

Delete Your Information From People-Search Sites

https://www.yahoo.com/news/delete-information-people-search-sites-150019664.html

 

Not Just Books: All the Free Digital Stuff Your Local Library Might Offer

https://www.howtogeek.com/366860/not-just-books-all-the-free-digital-stuff-your-local-library-might-offer/

 

Best Windows 10 Password Generators in 2020

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-windows-10-password-generators

 

Windows 10 update will debut another huge copy-and-paste change

Windows 10 will change the way links are in a subtle but important way.

https://www.techradar.com/news/windows-10-update-will-debut-another-huge-copy-and-paste-change

 

Keep Your Software Up To Date (or else…)

https://askbobrankin.com/keep_your_software_up_to_date_or_else.html

 

Photos: Best webcams for Zoom, Teams, and remote collaboration

https://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/photos-best-webcams-for-zoom-teams-and-more/

 

How to run Windows 10 programs in a WSL Linux shell

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/how-to-run-windows-10-programs-in-a-wsl-linux-shell/

 

What Is the UL IoT Security Rating and What Does It Mean?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/smart-home/what-is-the-ul-iot-security-rating/

 

How to enable or disable Virtualized GPU sharing Sharing for Windows Sandbox in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-or-disable-virtualized-gpu-sharing-sharing-for-windows-sandbox

 

Google Pixel 4a review: Android’s affordable answer to the iPhone SE

And that battery life

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3572614/google-pixel-4a-review-androids-affordable-answer-to-the-iphone-se.html

 

Chromebook vs. Tablet: Which Is Right For You?

Need a new portable computer? Chromebooks and tablets are both good options. But which is best for you---a Chromebook or a tablet?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/chromebook-vs-tablet/

 

Seven ways iOS 14 will help protect your privacy

Apple is adding several welcome new privacy-minded features to your iPhone and iPad this fall.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3570226/how-ios-14-will-help-protect-your-privacy.html

 

Tripp Lite SmartPro Line-Interactive Sine Wave UPS (SMC1000T) review: High-end UPS, relatively low-end price

This uninterruptible power supply is a great investment for anyone looking to protect a high-performance PC.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3571953/tripp-lite-sine-wave-ups-smc1000t-review.html

 

Asus VivoBook 15 with Ryzen 5 now $499, its lowest price ever

Save $100 on VivoBook 15

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/asus-vivobook-15-with-ryzen-5-now-dollar499-its-lowest-price-ever

 

Bletchley Park, birthplace of the computer, faces uncertain future after pandemic hits income

https://techcrunch.com/2020/08/22/bletchley-park-birth-place-of-the-computer-faces-uncertain-future-after-pandemic-hits-income/

 

Google Chrome will finally tell you how ads are tracking you

https://bgr.com/2020/08/03/google-chrome-extensions-ads-transparency-spotlight-online-trackers/

 

Microsoft's new Xbox UI stretches across One, Series X, PC and mobile

Even on older hardware, it's up to 50 percent faster after a reboot.

https://www.engadget.com/xbox-series-x-ui-094634618.html

 

10 new iPhone tricks you’ll use all the time

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

 

Google Maps Is Now 'More Detailed, Colorful'

The visual update makes it easier to understand what an area looks like.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-maps-is-now-more-detailed-colorful

 

Sony cameras join the work-from-home webcam party

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/sonys-mirrorless-cameras-can-now-be-used-as-webcams-too-093006575.html

 

The Fitbit Sense is the first wearable built for a post-pandemic world

Now it just needs to work.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3572403/fitbit-sense-eda-ecg-stress-heart-rhythm-skin-temperature-features-price.html

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15 Chrome Extensions Everyone Should Install

https://www.reviewgeek.com/51019/here-are-our-15-essential-chrome-extensions-in-2020/

 

Business ID Theft Soars Amid COVID Closures

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/07/business-id-theft-soars-amid-covid-closures/

 

How to host safer Zoom meetings

How to Zoom safely, even if you’d like the world as your audience…

https://grahamcluley.com/how-to-host-safer-zoom-meetings/

 

The 10 Best Windows Apps Worth Paying For

Here are the best paid software for your Windows PC. It's important to know which apps are worth spending money on!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-windows-apps-worth-paying/

 

How to enable or disable add-ons in Private Mode on Firefox

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-or-disable-add-ons-in-private-mode-on-firefox

 

4 best phones you can get for $300 or less: Galaxy A50, Moto G Power and more

If you're looking for a phone on a budget, check out CNET's top seven picks for 2020 so far.

https://www.cnet.com/news/4-best-phones-you-can-get-for-300-or-less-2020-galaxy-a50-moto-g-power-and-more/

 

Mmhmm Wants to Make Zoom Chats Fun Again

Make video calls feel like a segment on John Oliver’s show. Talent not included.

https://www.lifewire.com/mmhmm-wants-to-make-zoom-chats-fun-again-5075212

 

Mastering Pacman for Arch Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/mastering-pacman-for-arch-linux/

 

Windows 10: HOSTS file blocking telemetry is now flagged as a risk

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-hosts-file-blocking-telemetry-is-now-flagged-as-a-risk/

 

Microsoft at least mulling a Bing rebrand to 'Microsoft Bing'

Say bye to the iconic "B" logo.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-least-mulling-bing-rebrand-microsoft-bing

 

How Do I Find Out Who Owns an Email Address? The Reasons It’s Hard, and the Steps to Take

Finding out who owns an email address is difficult at best. There's little you can do on your own, but if you're being harassed, law enforcement may help.

https://askleo.com/who-owns-email-address/

 

Microsoft sets new support deadlines for IE11 and Edge

With the Chromium-based version of Edge now in place, Microsoft is looking to move on from its older browsers – IE11 and the original Edge.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3571442/microsoft-sets-new-support-deadlines-for-ie11-and-edge.html

 

Microsoft Defender Antivirus flags hosts file edits as severe threat

Microsoft Defender Antivirus now detects certain redirects that block telemetry and updates as malicious.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-defender-antivirus-flags-hosts-severe-threat/

 

Microsoft Deploys AI ‘Supercomputing’ via Nvidia’s New Ampere A100 GPU

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/314034-microsoft-deploys-ai-supercomputing-via-nvidias-new-ampere-a100-gpu

 

Are Account Takeovers Driving Towards a Passwordless Future?

https://blog.knowbe4.com/are-account-takeovers-driving-towards-a-passwordless-future

 

Ransomware: How clicking on one email left a whole business in big trouble

A food and drink manufacturer fell victim to a ransomware attack and crucially didn't give into the extortion demand - but it could've been much worse.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-how-clicking-on-one-phishing-email-left-a-whole-business-in-big-trouble/

 

Samsung designed a super-rugged tactical smartphone for military use — take a look

https://www.yahoo.com/news/samsung-designed-super-rugged-tactical-124700231.html

 

Mini Raspberry Pi Boston Dynamics–inspired robot

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/mini-raspberry-pi-boston-dynamics-inspired-robot/

 

The best smart switches and dimmers: Lighting is the foundation of the smart home

https://www.techhive.com/article/3570222/best-smart-switches-and-dimmers.html

 

Hackers Broke Into Real News Sites to Plant Fake Stories

A disinfo operation broke into the content management systems of Eastern European media outlets in a campaign to spread misinformation about NATO.

https://www.wired.com/story/hackers-broke-into-real-news-sites-to-plant-fake-stories-anti-nato/

 

Zoom Support Coming to Smart Displays From Facebook, Google, Amazon

Bringing the video-conferencing app to smart displays gives users another way to turn their home into a virtual office environment, Zoom says.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/zoom-support-coming-to-smart-displays-from-facebook-google-amazon

 

Microsoft finally kills Internet Explorer. Should you use Edge?

https://www.komando.com/technology/microsoft-kills-internet-explorer/750690/

 

Appearing on the Easy Prey podcast

https://grahamcluley.com/easy-prey-podcast/

 

The 4 Most Secure Phones for Privacy

When it comes to smartphones, the situation seems bleak for privacy-enthusiasts. Fortunately, you do have options if you're after the best phone for privacy.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-phone-privacy/

 

How to Extract Highlighted Text from PDF as Plain Text File?

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-extract-highlighted-text-from-pdf

 

Turn your Sony camera into a webcam with this easy trick

New software from Sony lets you turn your digital camera into a high-quality webcam for video chats and livestreaming.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/turn-your-sony-camera-into-a-webcam-with-this-easy-trick/

 

Waze Launches Contactless Payment at Gas Pump

Avoid touching that gross credit card slot on the gas pump

https://www.lifewire.com/waze-maneuvers-to-contactless-payments-with-exxonmobil-and-shell-5075025

 

New Netflix Phishing Scam Can Steal Credit Card Info

https://www.maketecheasier.com/netflix-phishing-scam-steal-credit-card-info/

 

Netwalker ransomware earned $25 million in just five months

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/netwalker-ransomware-earned-25-million-in-just-five-months/

 

Microsoft Teams now scales meetings up to 20,000 participants

Sometimes, you just need to cram 20,000 people into the virtual conference room.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-teams-now-scales-meetings-20000-participants

 

My Computer Does Nothing When Turned On; How Do I Fix It? Something to Look at, and Something to Listen To

A computer that does nothing when you turn it on can be very difficult to diagnose. Spinning disks and blinking lights don't mean as much as you might think.

https://askleo.com/computer-does-nothing/

 

A zero-day and testing of key printing features will drive August Windows updates

Though a DNS-spoofing vulnerability in Windows has been rated as a zero-day, the focus for this month’s updates should be on testing key Windows features prior to deployment.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3571461/a-zero-day-and-testing-of-key-printing-features-will-drive-august-windows-updates.html

 

Xbox cloud gaming (xCloud) beta opens early for subscribers

Microsoft is now letting Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers get early access to its Xbox cloud gaming starting August 11, 2020.

https://pureinfotech.com/xbox-cloud-gaming-xcloud-beta-date-subscribers/

 

SSD Prices Now Expected to Drop Through Q4 2020

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/313890-nand-flash-ssd-prices-now-expected-to-drop-through-q4-2020

 

Vanity, Thy URL is Zoom

https://blog.knowbe4.com/vanity-thy-url-is-zoom

 

Kaspersky: North Korean hackers are behind the VHD ransomware

North Korean hackers return to actively deploying ransomware after the huge WannaCry debacle.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/kaspersky-north-korean-hackers-are-behind-the-vhd-ransomware/

 

Apple helped build a top secret iPod for the government that only 4 people at the company even knew existed, former engineer says

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-helped-build-top-secret-121000772.html

 

Capture life changing before your eyes!

https://www.raspberrypi.org/at-home/posts/capture-life/

 

ADT will sell and install Nest devices under $450 million Google deal

Nest cameras and displays will soon become the “cornerstone” of ADT’s smart home offerings, Google says.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3569136/adt-will-sell-and-install-nest-devices-under-450-million-google-deal.html?utm_date=20200823171853&huid=3fc3c8e9-c30f-4051-86e2-3f927b788b83

 

Listen to This Deepfake Audio Impersonating a CEO in Brazen Fraud Attempt

A security firm analyzed a suspicious voicemail left to a tech company employee, part of an attempt to get the employee to send money to criminals.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pkyqvb/deepfake-audio-impersonating-ceo-fraud-attempt

 

Study Reveals a Smartphone Can Detect You Are Drunk With 90 Percent Accuracy

Walking just 20 steps is enough for a phone to decide if you're over the legal drink-drink limit.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/study-reveals-a-smartphone-can-detect-you-are-drunk-with-90-percent-accuracy

 

Wait! Take these steps before you update your PC

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/4-steps-before-updating-windows/750928/

 

Warn your staff about phone spear phishing attacks, as reports rise

https://grahamcluley.com/warn-your-staff-about-phone-spear-phishing-attacks-as-reports-rise/

 

How to Turn Your Phone Into a PC: 7 Ways

Need to do work but your laptop is nowhere nearby? Here's how to turn your phone into a laptop so you can work on the go.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ways-turn-smartphone-into-pc/

 

Windows Sandbox cannot be installed, Virtualization support is disabled in the firmware

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-sandbox-cannot-be-installed-virtualization-support-is-disabled-in-the-firmware

 

Apple says WordPress doesn't have to add in-app purchases

A WordPress developer had tweeted that Apple was going to cut off updates to the open-source iOS app unless it committed to supporting in-app purchases.

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-says-wordpress-doesnt-have-to-add-in-app-purchases/

 

What Amazon's Move to Malls Means for Shoppers

It’s not all bad, though

https://www.lifewire.com/what-amazons-move-to-malls-means-for-shoppers-5074559

 

How to Fix WSAPPX High Disk and CPU Usage

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-wsappx-high-disk-and-cpu-usage-issue/

 

FBI sees surge in online shopping scams, FTC says most reports ever

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fbi-sees-surge-in-online-shopping-scams-ftc-says-most-reports-ever/

 

Microsoft News adds a handy little weather widget to 'My News'

Headlines got you heated? Cool down with a little forecast.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-news-adds-handy-little-weather-widget-my-news

 

Why Do I Get Spam Not Addressed to Me? How Spammers Do It, and What Steps You Can Take

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwnP57Gdk1Q&feature=youtu.be&t=0s

 

Is Microsoft finally getting its Windows update act together?

Microsoft is reconsolidating its Windows team and maybe, just maybe, we'll finally see Windows patches we can install without praying first.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3570782/is-microsoft-finally-getting-its-windows-update-act-together.html

 

Windows 10 removes download driver updates option from Device Manager

Windows 10's Device Manager no longer lets users download driver updates, and moving forward, you'll need to use the "Optional updates" page in Settings to update drivers.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-removes-download-driver-updates-device-manager/

 

Why now is the best time to use GNOME

GNOME developer Emmanuele Bassi explains the user experience updates in the GNOME desktop environment.

https://opensource.com/article/20/7/new-gnome-features?sc_cid=7013a000002gswVAAQ

 

US Senate approves amendment to bolster cybersecurity in FY 2021 NDAA

https://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/92920-us-senate-passes-provision-to-bolster-cybersecurity

 

New bug in PC booting process could take years to fix, researchers say

https://www.cyberscoop.com/secure-boot-flaw-grub-vulnerability-eclypsium/

 

8 Best Screen Cleaners for Phones, Tablets, Laptops and More

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/8-best-screen-cleaners-phones-180700463.html

 

New twist on Raspberry Pi experimental resin 3D printer

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/new-twist-on-raspberry-pi-experimental-resin-3d-printer/

 

Confused by the flashing lights on your Amazon Echo device? Here’s what they mean

The indicator lights on your Echo speaker can flash in seven different colors. Here’s what they’re trying to tell you.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3570741/what-the-flashing-lights-on-your-amazon-echo-mean.html?utm_date=20200823172117&huid=3fc3c8e9-c30f-4051-86e2-3f927b788b83

 

The power of the pen.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/caveat/38/transcript

 

Report Concludes Facebook Is a 'Major Threat to Public Health'

The Avaaz report discovered global health misinformation was viewed 3.8 billion on Facebook over the past year.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/report-concludes-facebook-is-a-major-threat-to-public-health

 

New computer? Here are 4 things you should do right away

https://www.komando.com/downloads/new-computer-here-are-4-things-you-should-do-right-away/598763/

 

A scam letter! Warn your vulnerable loved ones to be on their guard

A reader recently sent me a scan of a letter he received.

https://grahamcluley.com/a-scam-letter-warn-your-vulnerable-loved-ones-to-be-on-their-guard/

 

Love Online Shopping? 5 Postal Scams You Should Avoid

Online shopping has soared during 2020, so you need to know about these postal scams targeting mail order customers.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/online-shopping-postal-scams/

 

10 most useful Google Search Operators to get better results

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/google-search-operators

 

Epic's Fortnite banned by Apple and Google: Everything you need to know

A battle royale has begun between three epically large companies. And we have a pass to all the action.

https://www.cnet.com/news/epics-fortnite-banned-by-apple-and-google-everything-you-need-to-know/

 

Protect Your Android From BlackRock, the Latest Password-Stealing Malware

If that sudden Google update looks fake, it probably is

https://www.lifewire.com/protect-your-android-from-blackrock-the-latest-password-stealing-malware-5071495

 

The Ultimate Guide to Windows 10’s Task Manager

https://www.maketecheasier.com/windows-task-manager-guide/

 

Windows 10 Settings gets a modern Disk Management tool

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-settings-gets-a-modern-disk-management-tool/

 

New Microsoft Store on Xbox loads in two seconds, coming soon to Xbox Insiders

A completely new storefront experience.

https://www.windowscentral.com/new-microsoft-store-xbox-brings-coming-xbox-insiders-august-5

 

I Know My Password is Right, But I Can't Sign In. What Do I Do?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riJ5TJ6ic88&feature=youtu.be&t=0s

 

Yes, you can now run Windows on Big Sur

Parallels Desktop 16 lets you run Windows and Linux virtual machines on Macs, including Big Sur.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3570739/yes-you-can-now-run-windows-on-big-sur.html

 

How to install optional updates on Windows 10

Do you need to download and install optional updates? Here's the answer to complete this task on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/install-optional-updates-windows-10/

 

Celebrating Opensource.com's 10-year anniversary

Today officially marks 10 years of Opensource.com as a publication sharing free and open source stories. Here is a look at where we've come from, what principles help us succeed, and where we're going. 

https://opensource.com/article/20/1/10-year-anniversary

 

20,000+ new vulnerability reports predicted for 2020, shattering previous records

Over 9,000 new vulnerabilities have been reported in the first six months of 2020, and we are on track to see more than 20,000 new vulnerability reports this year — a new record, Skybox Security reveals.

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/07/22/vulnerability-reports-2020/

 

Lazarus Group Brings APT Tactics to Ransomware

https://threatpost.com/lazarus-group-apt-tactics-ransomware/157815/

 

The best laptops for 2020

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/best-laptops-buy-215303462.html

 

Track your punches with Raspberry Pi

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/track-your-punches-with-raspberry-pi/

 

Tripp Lite SmartPro Line-Interactive Sine Wave UPS (SMC1000T) review: High-end UPS, relatively low-end price

This uninterruptible power supply is a great investment for anyone looking to protect a high-performance PC.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3571953/tripp-lite-sine-wave-ups-smc1000t-review.html?utm_date=20200823172230&huid=3fc3c8e9-c30f-4051-86e2-3f927b788b83

 

OpenAI API

https://openai.com/blog/openai-api/

 

New BlackBerry With Keyboard Coming in 2021

A new company, OnwardMobility, promises a 5G keyboarded BlackBerry in the US during the first half of next year.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/new-blackberry-with-keyboard-coming-in-2021

 

Good news: Your PC just got safer from would-be-hackers

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/your-pc-just-got-safer-from-hackers/750964/

 

Porn-wielding Zoom bombers disrupt Twitter hack court hearing

https://grahamcluley.com/porn-wielding-zoom-bombers-disrupt-twitter-hack-court-hearing/

 

Why Windows is Microsoft’s shield against a federal onslaught

With Congress up in arms about how Big Tech is dominating so much of the digital world, Microsoft has managed to avoid the fray.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3570771/why-windows-is-microsoft-s-shield-against-a-federal-onslaught.html

 

How to enable new Start menu design on Windows 10 2004

You can now enable the new Start menu design coming with version 20H2 – if you're running the Windows 10 version 2004 with the preview of the next cumulative update – here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-new-start-menu-windows-10-2004/

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Stop Doing Video Conferencing Wrong

We’re stuck with video chats. Can we please follow some simple rules?

https://www.lifewire.com/stop-doing-video-conferencing-wrong-4845946

 

Western Digital (WDC) Strengthens Portfolio With New SSDs

https://www.yahoo.com/news/western-digital-wdc-strengthens-portfolio-162204341.html

 

How To Update The Camera And Microphone Settings In Google Chrome

https://www.techjunkie.com/update-camera-microphone-settings-in-google-chrome/

 

US govt exposes Chinese espionage malware secretly used since 2008

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-govt-exposes-chinese-espionage-malware-secretly-used-since-2008/

 

How to Disable Autoplaying Videos and Live Photos on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/679728/how-to-disable-autoplaying-videos-and-live-photos-on-iphone-ipad-and-mac/

 

How to Make the Most of Facebook's New Redesign

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-make-the-most-of-facebooks-new-redesign-1844802579

 

How to use your own headphones on Xbox One

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-your-own-headphones-xbox-one

 

An Overview of Gmail – Ask Leo! Live

https://askleo.com/overview-of-gmail/

 

How to Completely Block Internet Access for Specific Android Apps

https://www.maketecheasier.com/block-internet-access-for-specific-android-apps/

 

Generate random passwords, Diceware and EFF passphrases with RandPass

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/08/17/generate-random-passwords-diceware-and-eff-passphrases-with-randpass/

 

How to install Chrome themes on Microsoft Edge

You can now change the look and feel of Microsoft Edge with Chrome themes, and these are the steps to complete the task.

https://pureinfotech.com/install-chrome-themes-microsoft-edge/

 

How to enable or disable Clipboard Sharing with Windows Sandbox in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-or-disable-clipboard-sharing-with-windows-sandbox

 

How to Enable or Disable the Caps Lock Key in Windows 10

https://tinyurl.com/y5638my3

  

Former Uber chief security officer charged for hacker ‘hush money’

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/former-uber-chief-security-officer-charged-for-hacker-hush-money/

 

Microsoft’s New Chromium Edge Can’t Be Uninstalled

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/313877-microsofts-new-chromium-edge-cant-be-uninstalled

 

Apple and Samsung newest phones use a little-known technology that lets your phone understand exactly where it is — and could mean you never misplace anything again

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-samsung-newest-phones-little-184831728.html

 

10 Useful Kindle Sites You Should Know About

As awesome as Kindles are out of the box, these useful Kindle sites will help you get even more out of your e-reader.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/12-sites-kindle-owner/

 

University of Utah Pays Ransomware Hackers Despite Having Backups

The school decided to pay over $457,000 to the hackers in order to prevent them from leaking private information stolen in the attack.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/university-of-utah-pays-ransomware-hackers-despite-having-backups

 

Gmail fixes dangerous bug – Steps to protect your account now

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/gmail-fixes-dangerous-bug/750951/

 

How To Map A Network Drive On Mac

https://www.techjunkie.com/map-network-drive-mac/

 

NSA offers advice on how to reduce location tracking risks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/nsa-offers-advice-on-how-to-reduce-location-tracking-risks/

 

Watch Out: 99.9 Percent of Hacked Microsoft Accounts Don’t Use 2FA

https://www.howtogeek.com/681419/watch-out-99.9-of-hacked-microsoft-accounts-dont-use-2fa/

 

How to Deal With This TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube Data Breach

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-deal-with-this-tiktok-instagram-and-youtube-da-1844805272

 

How to update Microsoft Teams on Windows 10

You can update Microsoft Teams manually, and in this guide, you'll learn the steps to complete the task on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-update-microsoft-teams-windows-10

 

What If I Lose My Second Factor?

When you lose your second factor, there are two things to be concerned about: getting into your own account -- for which you should be prepared -- and someone else having access to your second factor -- which isn't as scary as it sounds.

https://askleo.com/lose-my-second-factor/

 

How to Rotate a Video on Your iPhone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/rotate-video-on-iphone/

 

Firefox Relay: create email aliases to combat spam and improve privacy

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/08/22/firefox-relay-create-email-aliases-to-combat-spam-and-improve-privacy/

 

Windows 10 can now run Android apps via Your Phone

You can now run Android and Windows 10 apps side by side on your PC with a new Your Phone integration.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-run-android-apps-yourphone/

 

How to enable or disable Video Input in Windows Sandbox

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-or-disable-video-input-in-windows-sandbox

 

How to Restore Default Apps for File Type Associations in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8703-restore-default-file-type-associations-windows-10-a.html

 

Threat hunters watch as Chinese hackers forage forums for tools

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/apts-cyberespionage/threat-hunters-watch-as-chinese-hackers-forage-forums-for-tools/

 

Intel Makes it Official: Hybrid CPU Cores Arrive With Alder Lake

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/313803-intel-makes-it-official-hybrid-cpu-cores-arrive-with-alder-lake

 

Adobe Lightroom iOS update permanently deleted users’ photos

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/adobe-lightroom-ios-update-permanently-deleted-photos-194651501.html

 

9 Key Tips for Managing and Organizing Your Computer Files

There's no perfect way when it comes to computer file management, but these tips will help you create order from chaos.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/creating-order-chaos-9-great-ideas-managing-computer-files/

 

LG Replaces Subway Train Windows With Transparent OLED Displays

Train windows in Beijing and Shenzhen are the first to be replaced with LG's transparent screens.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/lg-replaces-subway-train-windows-with-transparent-oled-displays

 

How to stop your smart TV from spying on you

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/stop-your-smart-tv-from-spying/544540/

 

How To Check If Your RAM Is Working Properly In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/check-ram-working/

 

Vulnerable perimeter devices: a huge attack surface

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/vulnerable-perimeter-devices-a-huge-attack-surface/

 

How to Set Your Mac to Turn on Automatically Each Day

https://www.howtogeek.com/681558/how-to-set-your-mac-to-turn-on-automatically-each-day/

 

How To Use Any DSLR as a Webcam

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-use-any-dslr-as-a-webcam-1844795043

 

3 reasons why it makes sense for Microsoft to take over TikTok in the U.S.

Microsoft, possibly taking over the popular social network TikTok in the U.S., seems weird until you look more closely.

https://www.windowscentral.com/3-reasons-why-tiktok-microsoft

 

How Do I Test Backups? 3 Practical Steps to Make Sure the Safety Net Will Work

It's a good idea to test backups before disaster strikes. Unfortunately, a complete test can be risky. I'll look at some alternatives.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-test-my-backups/

 

How to Install Ubuntu on Raspberry Pi

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

 

Use Mozilla VPN on Linux and Mac OS devices right now

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/08/20/use-mozilla-vpn-on-linux-and-mac-os-devices-right-now/

 

How to update Microsoft Store apps on Windows 10

Download updates for apps and games in Microsoft Store on your Windows 10 device.

https://pureinfotech.com/update-microsoft-store-apps-windows-10/

 

Locked out of Google Account? Follow these Google Account recovery steps

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/locked-out-of-google-account

 

How to Enable Windows Sandbox Feature in Windows 10 Home Edition

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

 

Apple OS developer supply chain threatened by ‘clever’ malware attack

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/apple-os-developer-supply-chain-threatened-by-clever-malware-attack/

 

Nuvia: Our Phoenix CPU Is Faster Than Zen 2 While Using Much Less Power

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/313729-nuvia-our-phoenix-cpu-is-faster-than-zen-2-while-using-much-less-power

 

Our editors tried this $9 waterproof phone pouch — and it’s literally a game-changer: ‘A must-have!’

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/editors-tried-9-waterproof-phone-170000422.html

 

How to Use the New Windows Terminal for Your Productivity

The way you type commands might change with the launch of the Windows Terminal. Let's explore some of its attractive features.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/new-windows-terminal/

 

Adobe Lightroom App Update Permanently Deleted User Photos and Presets

Adobe says sorry, but Lightroom app users on iPhone and iPad aren't getting their photos or presets back.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/adobe-lightroom-app-update-permanently-deleted-user-photos-and-presets

 

Print, scan and copy all from one machine – and save on expensive ink costs!

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/print-scan-and-copy-with-epson-ecotank/750558/

 

How To Limit Internet Bandwidth On Your PC

https://www.techjunkie.com/how-to-limit-internet-bandwidth-pc/

 

NodeJS module downloaded 7M times lets hackers inject code

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/nodejs-module-downloaded-7m-times-lets-hackers-inject-code/

 

How to Stop Siri from Opening When You Hold an iPhone Button

https://www.howtogeek.com/684670/how-to-stop-siri-from-opening-when-you-hold-an-iphone-button/

 

How Do I Share a Hard Drive on My Home Network?

https://lifehacker.com/how-do-i-share-a-hard-drive-on-my-home-network-1844791711

 

How to password protect OneNote section on Windows 10

You can protect sections of OneNote with passwords to add an extra layer of security, and in this guide, we'll outline the steps to complete the task.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-password-protect-onenote-section-windows-10

 

What is Defragging and Do I Need It In Windows 10? What It Is, Why It Is, and What, if Anything, You Need Do

Defragging rearranges the layout of files on your hard disk for faster access. Chances are you need do nothing at all.

https://askleo.com/what-is-defragging/

 

Take $20 Off an ASUS Chromebit Stick Desktop PC

https://www.maketecheasier.com/deal-asus-chromebit-stick-desktop-pc/

 

Create encrypted documents with Crypto Notepad, an open source text editor for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/08/19/create-encrypted-documents-with-crypto-notepad-an-open-source-text-editor-for-windows/

 

How to set Print Screen key to screenshot with Snip & Sketch on Windows 10

You can use the Print Screen key to open Snip & Sketch to take screenshots on Windows 10, and here's how to configure the option.

https://pureinfotech.com/set-print-screen-key-screenshot-screen-sketch-windows-10/

 

How to enable or disable Audio Input in Windows Sandbox in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-or-disable-audio-input-in-windows-sandbox

 

How to Install and Uninstall Cortana in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/157511-how-install-uninstall-cortana-windows-10-a.html

 

Australia the latest to push digital sovereignty, shake up cyber world order

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/australia-the-latest-to-push-digital-sovereignty-shake-up-cyber-world-order/

 

Intel Unveils 10nm ‘SuperFin’ Process Node, Tiger Lake Details

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/313733-intel-unveils-10nm-superfin-process-node-tiger-lake-details

 

Adobe brings clipping masks and better brush management to Fresco

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/adobe-fresco-drawing-app-update-clipping-masks-175341569.html

 

10 Hidden Modes in Windows and How to Use Them

Want to make the most of Windows 10? You should know about these hidden modes and what they're used for.

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

 

Report: iPhone 12 to Use Smaller, Cheaper Battery

Apple is trying to offset the cost of adding 5G to its new iPhone models.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/report-iphone-12-to-use-smaller-cheaper-battery

 

Four arrested in $19 mil Amazon scheme – 6 ways to protect your account

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/6-ways-to-protect-your-amazon-account/750778/

 

How To Password Protect A USB Drive In Windows

https://www.techjunkie.com/password-protect-usb-drive-windows/

 

Why Is My Hard Drive Not Showing in Windows File Explorer?

https://askleo.com/hard-drive-not-showing/

 

How to access Advanced startup options on Windows 10

Five ways to access the Advanced startup options to boot in Safe Mode, change UEFI settings, use System Restore or System Recovery image to get your PC working again.

https://pureinfotech.com/access-advanced-startup-options-windows-10-troubleshoot-fix-pc/''

 

How Long Should I Keep My Backups?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwyR7YEx-Jg&feature=youtu.be&t=0s

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