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 Recognize more devices on Linux with this USB ID Repository

An open source project contains a public repository of all known IDs used in USB devices.

https://opensource.com/article/20/8/usb-id-repository?sc_cid=7013a000002h3D2AAI

 

The Best Free Windows 10 Repair Tools to Fix Any Problem

If you're running into system problems or rogue settings, you should use these free Windows 10 repair tools to fix your PC.

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

 

How to make your cheap Chromebook look and feel like a high-priced MacBook

Get iCloud, Apple Music, and a taste of Big Sur without buying a Mac.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3573640/chromebook-macbook-keyboard-wallpaper-icloud-apple-music-scrolling-themes.html

 

A developer used a tool from the AI company Elon Musk cofounded to create an app that lets you build websites simply by describing how they work

https://www.yahoo.com/news/developer-used-tool-ai-company-135000401.html

 

How to Wind Down at Night with Bedtime Mode for Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/685378/how-to-wind-down-at-night-with-bedtime-mode-for-android/

 

Is Someone 'Borrowing' Your WiFi Signal?

https://askbobrankin.com/is_someone_borrowing_your_wifi_signal.html

 

How to set up Google Assistant on Windows 10 PC

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-set-up-google-assistant-on-windows-10

 

Applying AI to Bring a 'Better You' to Video Meetings

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Applying-AI-to-Bring-a-Better-You-to-Video-Meetings-86834.html

 

How to Turn Your Raspberry Pi into NAS with OpenMediaVault

https://www.maketecheasier.com/turn-raspberry-pi-into-nas-with-openmediavault/

 

What’s the Difference Between CHKDSK /F and CHKDSK /R?

CHKDSK is a powerful Windows utility used to diagnose and repair disks. /F and /R represent two types of repairs.

https://askleo.com/whats-the-difference-between-chkdsk-f-and-chkdsk-r/

 

Why You Should Get a Used Laptop During a Shortage

There’s no reason not to send your kids off to college with a used laptop

https://www.lifewire.com/why-you-should-get-used-laptop-during-shortage-5076104

 

Google rolls out Secure DNS support in Chrome for Android

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/03/google-rolls-out-secure-dns-support-in-chrome-for-android/

 

Report: Fewer Americans want to work from home

Mental health was the No.1 factor influencing future working environments, the ongoing IBM Institute for Business Value survey found.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/report-fewer-americans-want-to-work-from-home/

 

First Google Pixel 4a custom ROMs now available

https://9to5google.com/2020/09/08/first-google-pixel-4a-custom-roms-now-available/

 

Does the Apple TV have a future?

Apple's set-top box is stuck in between two worlds.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3573579/does-the-apple-tv-have-a-future.html

 

Nvidia Ampere GPUs Destroy Early Benchmarks, Won’t Require PCIe 4.0

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/314627-nvidia-ampere-rtx-gpu-pcie

 

Apple to release a ‘less ambitious’ AirPower charging mat later this year

https://bgr.com/2020/08/25/airpower-release-features-less-ambitious-2020/

 

The 7 Best Music Streaming Services for Audiophiles

Audiophiles can be a fussy bunch. However, these music streaming services for audiophiles should keep you happy.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/music-sites-audiophiles-need-lives/

 

Great smartphones well under $500

https://www.komando.com/deals/smartphones-under-500/752660/

 

Russia May Force Apple to Reduce Its App Store Tax to 20 Percent

New legislation being put forward in Russia's lower house of parliament would reduce Apple's cut, but also see developers lose 50 percent of every app sale.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/russia-may-force-apple-to-reduce-its-app-store-tax-to-20-percent

 

What is a hard drive?

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/hard-drive-191554765.html

 

How to Free Up Storage Space on Your Android Phone with Files by Google

https://www.howtogeek.com/685257/how-to-free-up-storage-space-on-your-android-phone-with-files-by-google/

 

Will Adding Memory Speed Up Your Computer?

https://askbobrankin.com/will_adding_memory_speed_up_your_computer.html

 

How to create self-extracting archives on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-create-self-extracting-archives-on-windows-10

 

Reported Data Breaches Decline in H1 2020

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Reported-Data-Breaches-Decline-in-H1-2020-86832.html

 

How to Be Your Own Linux Tech Support

https://www.maketecheasier.com/be-your-own-linux-tech-support/

 

How to Avoid Ransomware — the 3 Things You’re Hopefully Already Doing

Avoid ransomware the same way you avoid any malware. A full backup will save you not only from ransomware, but from a host of other problems as well.

https://askleo.com/how-to-avoid-ransomware/

 

Microsoft Will Phase Out 32-bit Versions of Windows 10

Here's What You Need to Do

https://www.lifewire.com/microsoft-will-phase-out-32-bit-versions-of-windows-10-4845364

 

How to fix volume keys not working on USB Keyboard in Windows 10

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/01/how-to-fix-volume-keys-not-working-on-usb-keyboard-in-windows-10/

 

How to use the Windows 10 PowerToys Video Conference app

Muting the audio and video during a teleconferencing meeting is sometimes an absolute necessity. The Video Conference app in PowerToys allows you do mute discreetly and gracefully.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-the-windows-10-powertoys-video-conference-app/

 

Apple’s YouTube stream for September event includes reference to Apple Watch Series 6 announcement

https://9to5mac.com/2020/09/08/apple-watch-series-6-name-confirmed/#more-666125

 

Apple may be reviving a classic Mac with its chip transition

A 12-inch MacBook with a 20-hour battery? Yes please

https://www.macworld.com/article/3573530/new-rumors-suggest-apple-may-be-reviving-a-classic-mac-with-its-chip-transition.html

 

Android 11 is here — and not just for Google Pixel phones

Some OnePlus, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Realme phones are getting the update today, too

https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/8/21427153/android-11-official-launch-google-pixel-oneplus-8-xiaomi-oppo-realme-update

 

Microsoft to launch a more affordable Surface Laptop this fall

https://bgr.com/2020/09/08/microsoft-surface-laptop-2020-refresh-cheap-12-5-inch-version/

 

What Is Abandonware and Is It Legal?

You might come across the term "abandonware" when searching for old games. What is that? Is abandonware safe and legal?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-is-abandonware-and-is-it-legal/

 

Browser security settings you need to check now

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/browser-security-settings/752669/

 

Facebook Wants to Know If It's Ruining Democracy

Facebook and Instagram users will be asked to assess the platforms' impact on the US 2020 elections, but we won't find out the results until mid-2021.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/facebook-wants-to-know-if-its-ruining-democracy

 

Homebrew PC troubleshooting 101: Here’s where to start if your PC won’t

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/homebrew-pc-troubleshooting-101-where-221552089.html

 

What’s the Difference Between Digital and Optical Zoom?

https://www.howtogeek.com/685291/what%e2%80%99s-the-difference-between-digital-and-optical-zoom/

 

Do You Love Your Phone Company?

https://askbobrankin.com/do_you_love_your_phone_company.html

 

How to recover and restore deleted Microsoft To-Do Lists and Tasks

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-recover-and-restore-deleted-microsoft-to-do-lists-and-tasks

 

Most Tech and Finance Firms Delaying Office Returns Into 2021

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Most-Tech-and-Finance-Firms-Delaying-Office-Returns-Into-2021-86830.html

 

Remote Learning Struggles with US Laptop Shortage

https://www.maketecheasier.com/remote-learning-us-laptop-shortage/

 

Can I Delete Setup Files I’ve Downloaded?

You can safely delete setup files after you've set up the corresponding software, but only if you do something important first.

https://askleo.com/can-delete-setup-files-ive-downloaded/

 

The Perils of Smart Locks

It's risky, but throwing away those house keys feels pretty good

https://www.lifewire.com/the-perils-of-smart-locks-5076968

 

DirectStorage API for PCs promises faster game loading times

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/02/directstorage-api-for-pcs-promises-faster-game-loading-times/

 

How to fix Vivaldi keyboard shortcut conflicts

If you've found Vivaldi not cooperating with your keyboard shortcuts, Jack Wallen offers up a few tips to help resolve this issue.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-fix-vivaldi-keyboard-shortcut-conflicts/

 

Microsoft to launch smaller version of its upcoming next-gen console for $299

  - Microsoft said the new console, called the Xbox Series S, is the “smallest Xbox ever” and will cost $299.

  - The Xbox Series S is around 60% smaller than the Xbox Series X and won’t come with a disc drive

  - Its unveiling comes after Microsoft was plagued by leaks about the more affordable machine.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/08/microsoft-series-s-smaller-version-of-next-gen-console-will-cost-299.html

 

What Apple’s latest acquisitions can tell us about its product pipeline

Apple’s snapped up several tech companies recently, which can give us an idea of what it might be working on.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3573251/what-apples-latest-acquisitions-can-tell-us-about-its-product-pipeline.html

 

Facebook will pay users to log off before 2020 election

https://nypost.com/2020/09/07/facebook-will-pay-users-to-log-off-before-elections/

 

Google Maps will soon get the feature you’ve been waiting for

https://bgr.com/2020/09/04/google-maps-features-app-wide-dark-mode-support/

 

The 14 Best Android Developer Options Worth Tweaking

Here are the best and most useful developer options in Android, including disabling absolute volume and much more.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/every-android-user-tweak-developer-options/

 

Up your mask game with one that can play music and take calls

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/up-your-mask-game-with-one-that-can-play-music-and-take-calls/752724/

 

Vivaldi Browser Adds a Pause Button for the Internet

Toggle Break Mode to pause audio and video, hide content, and go do something else in the real world.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/vivaldi-browser-adds-a-pause-button-for-the-internet

 

Meet the 8-foot-tall robot designed to insert Elon Musk's Neuralink AI brain chip — here's how it works

https://www.yahoo.com/news/meet-8-foot-tall-robot-123800536.html

 

PSA: Cancel Free Trials Immediately After Signing Up

https://www.howtogeek.com/685166/psa-cancel-free-trials-immediately-after-signing-up/

 

[ALERT] Avoid These Six WiFi Security Mistakes

https://askbobrankin.com/alert_avoid_these_six_wifi_security_mistakes.html

 

Fix ERROR DISK TOO FRAGMENTED, Error Code 0x0000012E in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/error_disk_too_fragmented-0x0000012e

 

Credential Harvesting Attacks Take Aim at Video Meeting Apps

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Credential-Harvesting-Attacks-Take-Aim-at-Video-Meeting-Apps-86820.html

 

How to Fix Copy-and-Paste not Working Issue in Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-copy-and-paste-not-working-windows/

 

“Do You Want to Scan and Fix” a Removable Drive?

The message "Do you want to scan and fix" means Windows found an error on a recently-attached drive. What you do next depends on how disastrous data loss might be.

https://askleo.com/scan-and-fix-a-removable-drive/

 

LG's Air Purifier Claims Raise Doubts

Why release an air purifier if it’s not proven to keep out the coronavirus?

https://www.lifewire.com/lg-s-air-purifier-claims-raise-doubts-5076392

 

Cloudflare Warp: beta clients for Windows and Mac are now available

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/02/cloudflare-warp-beta-clients-for-windows-and-mac-are-now-available/

 

PowerShell: A cheat sheet

This comprehensive guide covers essential PowerShell information, including features, system requirements, and how Microsoft's framework extends to task automation and management.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/powershell-the-smart-persons-guide/

 

Let them eat FUD: Scare-mongering Apple’s chip transition

It's hardly time to throw your Intel-based Macs in the trash.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3573785/let-them-eat-fud-scare-mongering-apple-s-chip-transition.html

 

Google Silently Releases a Waze Redesign on Both Android and iPhone

https://www.autoevolution.com/news/google-silently-releases-a-waze-redesign-on-both-android-and-iphone-148405.html

 

9 things I learned switching from the iPhone SE to the Google Pixel 4a

Google gets a lot right.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3574016/apple-iphone-se-vs-google-pixel-4a-size-display-camera-features.html

 

New Google Maps and Waze features just rolled out

https://bgr.com/2020/09/03/new-google-maps-and-waze-features-just-rolled-out-5868245/

 

The 10 Most Relaxing TV Shows on Netflix

Stressed and want to chill out on the couch? Here are the most relaxing shows on Netflix to help you wind down and rest.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/relaxing-netflix-shows-watch-stressed/

 

Put your video meetings on your TV with this $30 gadget

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/video-meetings-on-your-tv/751155/

 

Twitter Restores Ability to Download Your Account Data

Following a July hack that compromised at least 130 accounts, Twitter disabled a feature that let people download their account data. That tool has now been restored.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/twitter-restores-ability-to-download-your-account-data

 

How to share your screen on Skype

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/don-t-selfish-share-screen-131527660.html

 

What is the RTF file format? How do you open them?

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/what-is-the-rtf-file-format

 

Why People Don’t Trust Their Smart Home Gadgets

But they’re still using them

https://www.lifewire.com/why-people-dont-trust-their-smart-home-gadgets-5074155

 

Apple Loop: Disappointing iPhone 12 Leaks, Tim Cook’s iPad Surprise, Goodbye MacBook Pro

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2020/09/07/apple-news-headlines-iphone-12-5g-camera-ipad-air-ipad-se-macbook-pro-ipod/

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 WD's superb Black NVMe SSD won our Editors' Choice award, and it's never been cheaper

Amazon is selling the WD Black SSD at its all-time low.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3573908/wds-superb-black-nvme-ssd-won-our-editors-choice-award-and-its-never-been-cheaper.html

 

New MakuluLinux Distro Puts a ‘Shift’ in Your Computing Routine

https://linuxinsider.com/story/new-makululinux-distro-puts-a-shift-in-your-computing-routine-86835.html

 

Microsoft is building a new midrange Surface clamshell PC with a 12.5-inch display

A smaller, midrange Surface Laptop is on the cards this holiday season.

https://www.windowscentral.com/surface-sparti-budget-clamshell-laptop

 

How to Show Windows 10’s Hidden Floating Performance Panels

https://www.howtogeek.com/685379/how-to-show-windows-10s-hidden-floating-performance-panels/

 

Mozilla: there is a high probability that your browsing history can be used to identify you

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/01/mozilla-there-is-a-high-probability-that-your-browsing-history-can-be-used-to-identify-you/

 

Fix Audio crackling or popping sounds in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/fix-audio-crackling-or-popping-sounds-in-windows-10

 

Best Android VPNs for 2020

These are the best virtual private networks for protecting your privacy on your Android mobile device.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-android-vpn-in-2020/

 

How to Use Google Authenticator on a Windows PC

https://www.maketecheasier.com/google-authenticator-windows/

 

What Is Your Most Trusted Method of Backing Up?

Backing up is important. Knowing which tools, techniques, services, and even advice to trust can be a challenge.

https://askleo.com/what-is-your-most-trusted-method-of-backing-up/

 

China accuses U.S. of ‘bullying’ as it touts new global data security push

  - China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi launched a global data security initiative on Tuesday, and outlined the principles that should be followed in areas from personal information to espionage.

  - The initiative comes as the U.S. continues to put pressure on China’s largest technology companies and convince countries around the world to block them. 

  - There are eight key principles in the initiative, ranging from how data should be stored to how it should be used. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/08/china-launches-global-data-security-initiative-to-counter-us-pressure.html

 

Why 2020 Will Be the Year We Fix Email

Email is getting its first makeover in 16 years.

https://www.lifewire.com/why-2020-will-be-the-year-we-fix-email-5076412

 

5 Free Zoom Alternatives for Video Conferencing and Online Meetings

There are many free video calling apps for both desktop and mobile. See if these video chat software meet your requirements.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/free-zoom-alternatives-video-conferencing-online-meetings/

 

What happens when you type in a URL in an address bar in a browser?

https://blog.knowbe4.com/what-happens-when-you-type-in-a-url-in-an-address-bar-in-a-browser

 

Deep Fake: Setting the Stage for Next-Gen Social Engineering

Humans are susceptible to normalcy bias, which may leave us vulnerable to disinformation that reinforces our beliefs.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/deep-fake-setting-the-stage-for-next-gen-social-engineering/a/d-id/1338680

 

COVID Tracing Now Built into Mac, Android

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10808/covid-tracing-now-built-mac-android

 

5 secret identity theft scams targeting senior citizens

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/senior-citizens-identity-theft-online-fraud-protection-221401750.html

 

Warner Music Discloses Data Breach Affecting e-Commerce Websites

https://www.securityweek.com/warner-music-discloses-data-breach-affecting-e-commerce-websites

 

How TikTok got caught in the middle of a trade war with China

Caught in the middle of a trade war with China, TikTok's future in the US is still uncertain.

https://www.engadget.com/how-tiktok-got-caught-in-middle-trade-war-with-china-223010428.html

 

8 Bad Habits That Are Destroying Your PC

We all want our computers to last forever, but if yours seem to die before their time, your habits could be to blame. Here's some behavior to avoid.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/6-bad-habits-that-are-destroying-your-pc

 

6 ways to speed up an old computer

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/ways-to-speed-up-an-old-computer/752593/

 

Best Budget PCs Less than $500 in 2020

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-budget-pc-less-than-500

 

How to Save Google Chrome Tabs for Later

https://www.howtogeek.com/682668/how-to-save-google-chrome-tabs-for-later/

 

Store multiple items in the clipboard and insert them with simple keyboard shortcuts with Qlip

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/08/24/store-multiple-items-in-the-clipboard-and-insert-them-with-simple-keyboard-shortcuts-with-qlip/

 

How to display your Internet speed on the Taskbar in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/display-internet-speed-on-the-taskbar-in-windows-10

 

Wi-Fi 6 is the fastest standard yet. Wi-Fi 6E will make it even better

Wi-Fi is expanding into the 6GHz band, giving Wi-Fi 6 devices a new, exclusive multilane expressway for faster internet traffic. Here are the details.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/wi-fi-6-is-the-fastest-yet-but-wi-fi-6e-will-make-it-even-better-6-ghz/

 

How to Create a Gmail Desktop App

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

 

How to Back Up Windows 10

How to back up Windows 10 using its own built-in tools in eight easy steps. Four bonus steps handle Microsoft's plans to retire one of those tools.

https://askleo.com/how-to-back-up-windows-10/

 

China accuses U.S. of ‘hegemony’ after Trump administration threatens to sanction chipmaker SMIC

  - The U.S. Department of Defense said Saturday that it was considering adding SMIC to the Commerce Department’s so-called Entity List.

  - China’s Foreign Ministry accused Washington of “blatant hegemony,” adding that Beijing was “firmly opposed” to such actions.

  - U.S. officials have long alleged that Chinese tech companies pose national security risks.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/07/china-response-to-us-threat-of-restrictions-on-chipmaker-smic.html

 

Fake News App Faces Hurdles, Experts Say

Can AI really distinguish fact from fiction?

https://www.lifewire.com/experts-say-fake-news-app-faces-hurdles-5075317

 

Use a Second Screen Anywhere With the DUEX Pro Portable Dual Monitor

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/mobile-pixels-duex-pro-portable-dual-monitor/

 

Double extortion ransomware attacks and how to stop them

As ransomware attacks increase, hackers are diversifying their tactics to get victims to hand over larger sums of money. We investigate the rise of double extortion attacks

https://www.computerweekly.com/feature/Double-extortion-ransomware-attacks-and-how-to-stop-them

 

Office 365's Vast Attack Surface & All the Ways You Don't Know You're Being Exploited Through It

Mandiant incident response managers Josh Madeley and Doug Bienstock describe how thoroughly Microsoft 365 (formerly known as Office 365) extends into corporate networks, describe both sophisticated and simple attacks they've detected, and suggest mitigations as businesses rely more heavily on the cloud.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/office-365s-vast-attack-surface-and-all-the-ways-you-dont-know-youre-being-exploited-through-it/d/d-id/1338566

 

Windows 10 Bug Could Strain Hard Drives

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10807/windows-10-bug-could-strain-hard-drives

 

How to connect your computer to a TV

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/connect-computer-tv-191531052.html

 

Julian Assange: Prolific Leaker of Secrets Back in Spotlight

https://www.securityweek.com/julian-assange-prolific-leaker-secrets-back-spotlight

 

macOS Big Sur preview: Five things you should know before installing

We've spent a few weeks with the public beta of Apple's latest Mac update.

https://www.engadget.com/apple-macos-big-sur-preview-130059522.html

 

What Is Intel Evo? A Recipe for the Most Portable, Longest-Lasting Laptops

Supplanting the company's 'Project Athena,' this new set of requirements with a more consumer-friendly name challenges laptop makers to produce tomorrow's most efficient Windows laptops.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/what-is-intel-evo-a-recipe-for-the-most-portable-longest-lasting-laptops

 

6 social media privacy mistakes you’re making right now

https://www.komando.com/privacy/6-social-media-privacy-mistakes-youre-making-right-now/749282/

 

Intel takes on AMD with 11th-Gen Tiger Lake CPUs and Iris Xe graphics

Intel shows off Tiger Lake designs for notebooks and debuts Iris Xe graphics platform.

https://www.windowscentral.com/intel-takes-fight-amd-11th-gen-tiger-lake-and-iris-xe-graphics

 

How to Use a Raspberry Pi as a Proxy Server (with Privoxy)

https://www.howtogeek.com/683971/how-to-use-a-raspberry-pi-as-a-proxy-server-with-privoxy/

 

Extract the URL and title from multiple tabs with the Copy Selected Tabs to Clipboard extension for Firefox

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/08/18/extract-the-url-and-title-from-multiple-tabs-with-the-copy-selected-tabs-to-clipboard-extension-for-firefox/

 

Could not initialize graphics system on Windows 10 computer

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/could-not-initialize-graphics-system-on-windows-10-computer

 

Could iPhone SE's one camera beat the Galaxy A51's four? Here's how they compare

The Galaxy has more cameras than the iPhone, but Samsung isn't necessarily the clear winner.

https://www.cnet.com/news/could-iphone-se-2020-one-camera-beat-samsung-galaxy-a51-four-cameras/

 

Windows 10 Start Menu Search Not Working? Here are Some Fixes

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-windows-10-start-menu-search/

 

This Is Why I Back Up

Here's another example of why going digital enables a level of backup safety that single originals simply can't achieve.

https://askleo.com/this-is-why-i-back-up/

 

Amazon is filled with fake reviews and it’s getting harder to spot them

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/06/amazon-reviews-thousands-are-fake-heres-how-to-spot-them.html

 

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

 

The Most Useful Mac Keyboard Shortcuts to Know

A printable cheat sheet containing the most useful Mac keyboard shortcuts you'll ever need.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/useful-mac-osx-shortcuts-pdf/

 

Russian-backed organizations amplifying QAnon conspiracy theories, researchers say

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Russian government-supported organizations are playing a small but increasing role amplifying conspiracy theories promoted by QAnon, raising concerns of interference in the November U.S. election.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-qanon-russia-idUSKBN25K13T

 

Average Cost of a Data Breach in 2020: $3.86M

When companies defend themselves against cyberattacks, time is money.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/advanced-threats/average-cost-of-a-data-breach-in-2020-$386m/a/d-id/1338660

 

Windows 10 Update Schedule Could Change

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10806/windows-10-update-schedule-could-change

 

The largest flash drives currently available

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/largest-flash-drives-201531405.html

 

Visa Issues Alert for 'Baka' JavaScript Skimmer

https://www.securityweek.com/visa-issues-alert-baka-javascript-skimmer

 

Electronic skin reacts to pain like a human

Minus the screaming.

https://www.engadget.com/electronic-skin-reacts-to-pain-like-humans-204141247.html

 

Fact or Fiction? Microsoft Tool Weeds Out Deepfake Videos

Microsoft's video-authenticator tool evaluates the credibility of what you’re watching in real time and spits out a confidence score to indicate whether a piece of media has been altered.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/fact-or-fiction-microsoft-tool-weeds-out-deepfake-videos

 

Windows 10 has a handful of new features that change the game

https://www.komando.com/technology/windows-10-new-features/752633/

 

Microsoft is bringing DirectStorage to PC, massively reduces load times in games

DirectStorage helps games load in faster and easier.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-bringing-directstorage-pc-massively-reduces-load-times-games

 

What’s New in Windows 10’s 20H2 Update, Arriving Fall 2020

https://www.howtogeek.com/684812/whats-new-in-windows-10s-20h2-update-arriving-fall-2020/

 

First look at new Archive Apps feature of Windows 10

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/08/29/first-look-at-new-archive-apps-feature-of-windows-10/

 

How to Merge and Unmerge cells in Excel

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-merge-and-unmerge-cells-in-excel

 

The best Wi-Fi range extender for just about everybody

Does it matter which one you use? Turns out, yes it does.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-wifi-range-extender-for-just-about-everybody-2020/

 

How to Check If Your PC Is Infected with Emotet Malware

https://www.maketecheasier.com/check-pc-for-emotet-malware/

 

What Backup Program Should I Use?

Backing up your computer's data is critical. What backup program should you use? There are many, but pragmatically, the best is whatever you'll actually use.

https://askleo.com/what_backup_program_should_i_use/

 

U.S. Justice Department’s Google lawsuit expected in weeks ahead, sources say

  - The Justice Department, which has been conducting an antitrust investigation of Alphabet’s Google, plans to bring a lawsuit as soon as this month, according to two sources familiar with the probe, who said the focus remains on search and advertising.

  - A complaint, which had been expected around Labor Day, is now expected this month but potentially as late as mid-October.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/04/us-justice-departments-google-lawsuit-expected-in-weeks-ahead-sources-say.html

 

How to Use Nearby Share aka AirDrop for Android

Share photos, links, and more with nearby Android users

https://www.lifewire.com/use-nearby-share-for-android-5075570

 

What to Know When Buying a Robot Vacuum: 3 Tips to Keep in Mind

Here are several tips to keep in mind when buying a robot vacuum cleaner so you don't regret your purchase!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/buying-robot-vacuum-tips/

 

FBI informant provides a glimpse into the inner workings of tech support scams

Court documents expose how tech support scammers operate.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/fbi-informant-provides-a-glimpse-into-the-inner-workings-of-tech-support-scams/

 

Ransomware Has Gone Corporate—and Gotten More Cruel

The DarkSide operators are just the latest group to adopt a veneer of professionalism—while at the same time escalating the consequences of their attacks.

https://www.wired.com/story/ransomware-gone-corporate-darkside-where-will-it-end/

 

Rare sale brings Nvidia's Shield TV Pro very close to its all-time-low

Amazon is selling the Nvidia Shield TV Pro for $190 right now.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3573531/rare-sale-brings-nvidias-shield-tv-pro-very-close-to-its-all-time-low.html

 

Your internet bill might be too high — here's how to save money

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/save-on-internet-tech-support-164604489.html

 

Facebook Announces Vulnerability Reporting and Disclosure Policy

https://www.securityweek.com/facebook-announces-vulnerability-reporting-and-disclosure-policy

 

Microsoft details how it will phase out Flash support in Edge after 2020

The Internet Explorer mode will help some business users hang on, however.

https://www.engadget.com/microsoft-edge-end-of-flash-support-roadmap-200849276.html

 

Dynabook Prepares New Laptops With Intel's 'Tiger Lake' Chips (Dynabook by Sharp, bought out Toshiba computers a few years ago)

The Portégé X30W-J was designed to adhere to Intel’s new Evo program, which has been challenging PC vendors to create light laptops that offer high-class performance.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/dynabook-prepares-new-laptops-with-intels-tiger-lake-chips

 

10 practical things you’ll use all the time that don’t cost a lot

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle/budget-friendly-practical-items/752293/

 

Best Windows 10 Apps to View and Edit PDFs 2020

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-windows-10-apps-view-and-edit-pdfs

 

Download these aweseome eBooks for OneNote from Microsoft

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/download-these-aweseome-ebooks-for-onenote-from-microsoft

 

This app for Android texts and calls from Windows 10 beats Google Messages. Here's how it works

Forget constantly picking up your phone to view notifications or reply to a message. Your Phone on Windows 10 is all you need.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/this-app-for-android-texts-and-calls-from-windows-10-beats-google-messages-heres-how-it-works/

 

Spam and phishing in Q2 2020

Quarterly highlights

Targeted attacks

https://securelist.com/spam-and-phishing-in-q2-2020/97987/

 

How phishing attacks have exploited Amazon Web Services accounts

Phishing campaigns could compromise business data and use Amazon's cloud platform to launch further attacks, says KnowBe4.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-phishing-attacks-have-exploited-amazon-web-services-accounts/

 

The Case Against Full-Disk Encryption

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

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Annoying Windows 10 bug causes Photos app to crash: What to do

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/annoying-windows-10-bug-causes-photos-app-to-crash-what-to-do

 

How to update all Microsoft Edge extensions at once

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-update-all-microsoft-edge-extensions-at-once

 

How to Protect Your Mac From Ransomware

https://www.howtogeek.com/680617/how-to-protect-your-mac-from-ransomware/

 

Bring Back 'Old Facebook' With This Chrome Extension

https://lifehacker.com/bring-back-old-facebook-with-this-chrome-extension-1844914565

 

Divisive political climate stirs up hacktivist activity, and businesses are not immune

https://www.scmagazine.com/website-web-server-security/divisive-political-climate-stirs-up-hacktivist-activity-and-businesses-are-not-immune/

 

How to Enable or Disable Archive Apps in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/163427-how-enable-disable-archive-apps-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Use Your Android Phone as a Mouse on Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-android-phone-as-mouse-on-windows/

 

Best laptop under $500 of 2020 in stock from HP, Lenovo, Acer and more

Wading through cheap Windows laptops and Chromebooks is a chore, especially if you need one right now for remote learning. We're here to help.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-laptop-under-500-of-2020-in-stock-from-hp-lenovo-acer-more/

 

Microsoft pushes out KB4023057 again to enforce Windows 10 upgrades

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/08/29/microsoft-pushes-out-kb4023057-again-to-enforce-windows-10-upgrades/

 

How to Customize Your Web Browser's Homepage (and Why You Should)

https://gizmodo.com/how-to-customize-your-web-browsers-homepage-and-why-yo-1844814473

 

9 Built-in Android Settings to Increase Your Device Security

Have an Android device? You must know about these key utilities that help keep your device secured.

https://www.makeuseof.com/android-settings-device-security/

 

Microsoft Put Off Fixing Zero Day for 2 Years

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

 

How to use Event Viewer on Windows 10

If Windows 10 or an app isn't behaving as expected, you can use the Event Viewer to understand and troubleshoot the issue, and in this guide, we'll show you how.

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

 

The 6 Best Monochrome (Black & White) Laser Printers of 2020 (you pay more up front for the printer, but less overtime for the toner verses ink)

For your black and white printing needs

https://www.lifewire.com/best-monochrome-laser-printers-2769198

 

How to Watch Peacock for Free on Roku, Amazon Fire TV (for Now)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/watch-peacock-free-roku-amazon-213021902.html

 

US considers blocking deals with China's largest chip maker

A ban on SMIC would dramatically escalate the US-China trade war.

https://www.engadget.com/us-may-blacklist-china-chip-maker-smic-192314617.html

 

Sick of being tracked? Use these Google alternatives

https://www.komando.com/privacy/best-google-alternatives/752501/

 

AMD Teases Radeon 6000 'Big Navi' Graphics Cards With Fortnite Easter Egg

On Twitter, AMD hinted there were more hidden secrets concerning the upcoming graphics cards, which are expected to do battle with Nvidia's RTX 3000 cards for GPU gaming supremacy.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/amd-teases-radeon-6000-big-navi-graphics-cards-with-fortnite-easter-egg

 

How to automatically fill Increment Cells in Excel

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-automatically-fill-increment-cells-in-excel

 

How to Block “Scam Likely” Calls on T-Mobile (and Metro)

https://www.howtogeek.com/684489/how-to-block-scam-likely-calls-on-t-mobile-and-metro/

 

How to Turn Off Alexa's Creepy 'Whisper Mode'

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-turn-off-alexas-creepy-whisper-mode-1844908094

 

Facebook announces new details on how it will disclose bugs found in third-party products

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/facebook-to-disclose-bugs-it-finds-in-third-party-products/

 

How to Switch to Mini Player Mode for Video Hub in Microsoft News app in Windows 10

https://tinyurl.com/y65ofd2f

 

The Windows 10 Update Checklist: 5 Things to Do After Major Updates

https://www.maketecheasier.com/windows-10-update-checklist/

 

Peacock: Everything to know about NBCUniversal's free streaming app

Streaming app Peacock has free movies and TV shows, and it unlocks more -- like originals -- if you pay. But you still can't stream it on a Roku.

https://www.cnet.com/news/peacock-tv-streaming-app-roku-what-is-nbc-universal/

 

Access Windows 10 God Mode, toggle a Transparent Taskbar, Color Start Menu and more with Win10 All Settings

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/08/26/access-windows-10-god-mode-toggle-a-transparent-taskbar-color-start-menu-and-more-with-win10-all-settings/

 

Teen Hacker Charged with Paralyzing Miami Schools in Embarrassingly Simple Cyberattack

https://gizmodo.com/teen-hacker-charged-with-paralyzing-miami-schools-in-em-1844968182

 

How to Organize Your Notebooks With OneNote

Well organized OneNote notebooks can save you a lot of time. Use these OneNote tips to make your notetaking effortless.

https://www.makeuseof.com/organize-notebooks-with-onenote/

 

Voice Phishers Targeting Corporate VPNs

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

 

PowerToys now lets you mute your webcam or microphone on Windows 10

You can make sure that you're muted and off camera with the latest feature for PowerToys.

https://www.windowscentral.com/powertoys-now-lets-you-mute-your-webcam-or-microphone-windows-10

 

USB4: Everything You Need to Know

A cable specification with the bandwidth for the future of gaming

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-usb4-5075506

 

What is an SSD?

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ssd-ultimate-explanation-solid-state-191556210.html

 

Amazon foils plot using phones in trees to get more deliveries

Drivers should get fairer routes.

https://www.engadget.com/amazon-stops-smartphone-in-trees-delivery-route-scheme-184108170.html

 

6 ways to speed up an old computer

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/ways-to-speed-up-an-old-computer/752593/

 

Twitter Restores Ability to Download Your Account Data

Following a July hack that compromised at least 130 accounts, Twitter disabled a feature that let people download their account data. That tool has now been restored.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/twitter-restores-ability-to-download-your-account-data

 

How to repair Microsoft 365 using Command Prompt in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/repair-microsoft-365-using-command-prompt

 

AirDrop for Android: How to Use Android Nearby Share

https://www.howtogeek.com/684434/airdrop-for-android-how-to-use-android-nearby-share/

 

Powerbeats2 Earbuds Owners Can Fill Out a Claim for Cash

https://lifehacker.com/powerbeats2-earbuds-owners-can-fill-out-a-claim-for-cas-1844884086

 

Complex new attack targets managed service providers, hiding in Google traffic

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/complex-new-attack-targets-managed-service-providers-hiding-in-google-traffic/

 

How to Set Number of Days can Go Back to Previous Version of Windows in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/111315-set-number-days-can-go-back-previous-version-windows.html

 

Zram, Zcache, and Zswap: Which One Is the Best For You?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/zram-zcache-zswap/

 

USPS crisis: Why mail is delayed, what that means for the election and what's being done about it

The United States Postal Service is at the center of a debate that involves the US presidential election this fall. Here's everything you need to know about voting by mail in the general election.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/usps-crisis-why-mail-is-delayed-what-that-means-for-the-election-and-whats-being-done-about-it/

 

Change the brightness and contrast of your monitor quickly with MyMonic

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/08/25/change-the-brightness-and-contrast-of-your-monitor-quickly-with-mymonic/

 

Every Laptop Coming This Fall

https://gizmodo.com/every-laptop-coming-this-fall-1844942606

 

6 Free WeTransfer Alternatives to Send Large Files as Fast as Possible

Want a quick and free way to send a file to a friend, or transfer data between devices? These file transfer apps help you send large files fast.

https://www.makeuseof.com/free-wetransfer-alternatives-to-send-large-files-fast/

 

Confessions of an ID Theft Kingpin, Part I

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/08/confessions-of-an-id-theft-kingpin-part-i/

 

AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS vs. Intel Core i9-10885H: Which mobile CPU should you buy?

https://www.windowscentral.com/amd-ryzen-9-4900hs-vs-intel-core-i9-10885h

 

How to Make a Laptop Faster

The best ways to speed up your old Windows 10 laptop

https://www.lifewire.com/make-a-laptop-faster-5075546

 

8 inexpensive laptops for kids you can still get online

https://www.yahoo.com/news/8-inexpensive-laptops-kids-still-180216132.html

 

Judge rules FBI, NSA broke the law and court orders with data collection

He still accepted new rules for data collection, however.

https://www.engadget.com/judge-finds-fbi-nsa-broke-law-with-data-collection-155229403.html

 

Social media messages from ‘friends’ promise free money – it’s a scam

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/social-media-free-money-scam/752794/

 

Apple Publishes Human Rights Policy, But Don't Expect It to Fight China's Censorship

Despite the document's idealistic language, the policy doesn’t commit to any change. It simply points out Apple’s existing approach to do good in the world, even if that involves complying with local laws on censorship.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/apple-publishes-human-rights-policy-but-dont-expect-it-to-fight-chinas

 

How to secure and protect your WiFi Router

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/secure-your-wifi-router

 

How to Improve GPS-Tracking Accuracy in Your Workout Apps

https://www.howtogeek.com/683865/how-to-improve-gps-tracking-accuracy-in-your-workout-apps/

 

Why Won't Windows Recognize My Android Phone?

https://lifehacker.com/why-wont-windows-recognize-my-android-phone-1844869321

 

Free program blocks 10 million malicious domains from state and local governments

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/free-program-blocks-10-million-malicious-domains-from-state-and-local-governments/

 

How to Change the Sort by View of a Folder in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/34895-change-sort-view-folder-windows-10-a.html

 

3 Ways to Make Use of Your Old PC with Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-old-pc-linux/

 

Asus just revealed the first router that supports next-gen Wi-Fi 6E connections

Coming this December, the Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 is a tri-band gaming router that can send and receive signals in the newly opened 6GHz band.

https://www.cnet.com/news/asus-just-revealed-the-first-router-that-supports-next-gen-wi-fi-6e-connections-rog-rapture-gt-axe11000/

 

Tab Groups are rolling out in Chrome 85 Stable

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/08/27/tab-groups-are-rolling-out-in-chrome-85-stable/

 

SpaceX's Satellite ISP Now Boasts Download Speeds of More Than 100 Mbps

https://gizmodo.com/spacexs-satellite-isp-now-boasts-download-speeds-of-mor-1844955052

 

The 7 Best Tools to Edit a PDF File Anywhere

PDF is a popular format for sharing files. But do you know how to edit a PDF? These PDF editors should cover all your needs.

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-edit-a-pdf/

 

Confessions of an ID Theft Kingpin, Part II

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/08/confessions-of-an-id-theft-kingpin-part-ii/

 

Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G Compute Platform, ships 'late 2020'

Qualcomm's revision to its Snapdragon 8cx brings 5G, Wi-Fi 6, and a dash of better performance later this year.

https://www.windowscentral.com/qualcomm-snapdragon-8cx-gen-2-5g-announce

 

The Walmart Text Scam: What It Is and How to Protect Yourself From It

Rollback that text: There's no gift card waiting for you

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-the-walmart-text-scam-5076179

 

How to uninstall McAfee

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/uninstall-mcafee-011537724.html

 

The Morning After: macOS Big Sur preview

'Shenmue' and 'Doom' are back in the headlines.

https://www.engadget.com/macos-big-sur-beta-tma-134752639.html

 

Hiring? 5 LinkedIn myths debunked

https://www.komando.com/small-business/hiring-5-linkedin-myths-debunked/752553/

 

Google Makes Listening to Local News Easier Via Podcasts, Assistant

Google is bringing smart audio playlist Your News Update to its podcast platform.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-makes-listening-to-local-news-easier-via-podcasts-assistant

 

Fix Netflix error code M7111-1331 or M7111-1331-2206

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/netflix-error-code-m7111-1331

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Jolt Yourself Awake With the Siri Voice Swearing at You

https://vitals.lifehacker.com/jolt-yourself-awake-with-the-siri-voice-swearing-at-you-1844956805

 

You just got a suspicious email – what do you do right now?

https://blog.avast.com/what-to-do-when-you-get-a-suspicious-email

 

What You Need to Know About Swap Partition on Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/swap-partitions-on-linux/

 

Facebook Oversight Board member warns against excessive social media regulation

  - Helle Thorning-Schmidt, co-chair of Facebook’s Oversight Board, warned that an aggressive regulatory approach could infringe freedom of speech.

  - The independent board will have the power to overrule even Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on whether to delete controversial posts.

  - However, the board is not yet operational, and in July said that it wouldn’t be until late Fall.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/04/facebook-oversight-board-warns-about-excessive-social-media-regulation.html

 

How to Use the Rule of Thirds in Photography

The rule of thirds is one of the first rules of photography you'll hear about. So here's what it is and how to use it correctly.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-rule-of-thirds-photography/

 

Tabliss is an elegant new tab replacement extension for Firefox and Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/08/09/tabliss-is-an-elegant-new-tab-replacement-extension-for-firefox-and-chrome/

 

How to disable or enable Redirect Tracking Protection (ETP 2.0) in Firefox

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/redirect-tracking-protection-etp-2-0-in-firefox

 

How to extend the life of your PS4 or Xbox One

The PS5 and Xbox Series X are coming later this year, but you can make your current game console last longer with these tips.

https://www.cnet.com/news/how-to-extend-the-life-of-your-ps4-and-xbox-one-game-console/

 

Plan Your Next Bike Ride With Google Maps

No bike? Your local bikeshare is there for you

https://www.lifewire.com/plan-your-next-bike-ride-with-google-maps-5071954

 

Nvidia drivers: how to update and install the latest Nvidia graphics drivers

Performance optimizations? That’s free real estate

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/nvidia-drivers-how-to-update-and-install-the-latest-nvidia-graphics-drivers

 

Acer's new Spin 7 is the first Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G notebook

The Acer Spin 7 is all revved up for blazing 5G speeds.

https://www.windowscentral.com/acers-new-spin-7-first-snapdragon-8cx-gen-2-5g-notebook

 

Windows 10 update KB4558130 release with Intel microcode patch

Windows 10 gets update to patch vulnerabilities with Intel CPUs.

https://pureinfotech.com/kb4558130-windows-10-update-intel-microcode/

 

How to Check Drive Health and SMART Status in Windows 10

https://tinyurl.com/yy8zezab

 

More Android 'Fleeceware' to Uninstall From Your Phone

https://lifehacker.com/more-android-fleeceware-to-uninstall-from-your-phone-1844954938

 

CareUEyes - Free blue Light Filter, screen dimmer

Remind yourself to take a break every one in a while and adjust the color temperature of your display to prevent eye strain, with this clever utility

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Other-Desktop-Enhancements/CareUEyes.shtml

 

Slack users unwittingly phished with malicious payloads

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/phishing/slack-users-unwittingly-phished-with-malicious-payloads/

 

I've been using Apple's big new Apple Watch update for the past 2 weeks — here are the 5 biggest changes I've noticed so far

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ive-using-apples-big-apple-120000363.html

 

Telmate data breach leaked personal info for millions of prisoners

The unsecured database contained identifiable information of inmates and their contacts.

https://www.engadget.com/telmate-millions-inmate-data-exposed-041456225.html

 

Laptop vs. Chromebook: Which Type of Budget PC Is Right For You?

Chromebooks are inexpensive and easy to use, but not all Windows or macOS users can make the switch. With various types of users in mind, we compare traditional laptops and Chromebooks on price, power, features, and more.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/laptop-vs-chromebook-which-type-of-budget-pc-is-right-for-you

 

Browser feeling sluggish? Speed up Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/ways-to-speed-up-your-browser/752253/

 

How to Use Goodnotes to Better Manage Your Day

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-goodnotes-to-better-manage-day/

 

U.S. is looking at banning more Chinese apps over national security as TikTok sale stalled

  - President Donald Trump’s administration is looking into banning more Chinese apps that could pose a national security threat, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said late Thursday.

  - Washington has led a campaign against Chinese technology giants from Huawei through to ByteDance.

  - The sale of TikTok has slowed after China updated a technology export restriction list which could impact the deal. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/04/us-is-looking-at-banning-more-chinese-apps-over-national-security.html

 

Debian vs. Ubuntu vs. Linux Mint: Which Distribution Should You Use?

Most Linux users install a Debian-based distro. But which should you choose: Debian, Ubuntu, or Linux Mint?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/debian-ubuntu-linux-mint-distribution/

 

How to hide Google Meet on Gmail's web interface

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/08/08/how-to-hide-google-meet-on-gmails-web-interface/

 

How to add custom color theme to Start Menu of Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/add-custom-color-theme-to-start-menu-windows-10

 

6 cheap home security devices for 2020

You don't have to spend big to keep your home safe. Here are some budget-friendly gadgets.

https://www.cnet.com/news/6-cheap-home-security-devices-for-2020/

 

Microsoft Has a New Windows 10 File Recovery App

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

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

 

How to use Line

It’s easy to love Line

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

 

Intel 11th Gen chips are coming to Dell XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1

There's no launch windows just yet, though.

https://www.windowscentral.com/intel-11th-gen-chips-are-coming-dell-xps-13-and-xps-13-2-1

 

How to enable password monitor on Microsoft Edge

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

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

 

How to Sync Any Folder to OneDrive in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/92892-sync-any-folder-onedrive-windows-10-a.html

 

Enroll in the 20 Most Popular LinkedIn Courses for Free This Month

https://lifehacker.com/enroll-in-the-20-most-popular-linkedin-courses-for-free-1844950112

 

Workrave

A compact application that can help you prevent RSI by giving alerts each time you need to take a break. Provides built-in exercises that can be performed when you take a break

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/Home-Education/Workrave.shtml

 

Iranian hacker group selling server access on underground forums

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/iranian-hacker-group-selling-server-access-on-underground-forums/

 

What is USB-C? The latest and most powerful type of USB cable, explained

https://www.yahoo.com/news/usb-c-guide-usb-c-145900155.html

 

After 27 years, 'Doom' and 'Doom 2' get widescreen support

Rip and tear at 16:9 resolutions.

https://www.engadget.com/doom-widescreen-update-id-software-193038543.html

 

Do UV Light Phone Sanitizers Really Work?

UV sanitizers use ultraviolet light to disinfect your phone and offer a second layer of protection against viruses and other harmful microbes. But can they help protect you from COVID-19? Here's what we know, and a few sanitizers we feel safe recommending.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/do-uv-light-phone-sanitizers-really-work

 

Your top 8 IT questions answered

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/top-it-questions-answered/752254/

 

What is digital identity?

https://blog.avast.com/what-is-digital-identity-avast

 

How to Use Goodnotes to Better Manage Your Day

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-goodnotes-to-better-manage-day/

 

Apple delays iPhone change that’s expected to make it harder for Facebook and other apps to target ads

  - Apple said a planned change to the iPhone operating system that could impact how mobile advertisers track users would be delayed until early 2021.

  - The change to the tracker was previously planned as a feature in iOS 14, the upcoming version of the iPhone operating system. 

  - Facebook and digital ad companies have warned that the proposed change could roil the mobile app industry. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/03/apple-delays-privacy-focused-iphone-change-that-could-affect-facebook.html

 

5 Ways to Check Who Is Tracking You Online

Want to see who is tracking you online? Here's what you need to know about who is tracking you online and how to stop it.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/check-who-tracking-you-online/

 

Nvidia driver trimmer NVSlimmer updated to version 0.9

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/08/07/nvidia-driver-trimmer-nvslimmer-updated-to-version-0-9/

 

How to map Windows Key on older classic keyboard on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/map-windows-key-on-older-classic-keyboard-on-windows-10

 

How Google Pixel 4A's specs compare with its rivals: iPhone SE 2020, Galaxy A51

At $349, Google's new Pixel 4A is cheaper than Apple's and Samsung's competing phones.

https://www.cnet.com/news/google-pixel-4a-vs-apple-iphone-se-2020-vs-samsung-galaxy-a51-affordable-rivals-specs-comparison-chart/

 

Browse Privately With Fast New VPN From Mozilla

Firefox? More like Private-fox

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

 

How to change your Netflix password or reset it

Here's everything you need to change your Netflix password

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

 

Samsung's Galaxy Book Flex 5G sports 11th Gen Intel, speedy connection

Stay always-connected with the latest wireless tech.

https://www.windowscentral.com/samsungs-galaxy-book-flex-5g-sports-11th-gen-intel-speedy-connection

 

How to uninstall Windows 10 20H2

If you're having problems after the upgrade to Windows 10 version 20H2, or you're not ready for the new upgrade, use these steps to remove it from your device.

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

 

How to Enable or Disable Credential Guard in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/68935-enable-disable-credential-guard-windows-10-a.html

 

Just Because macOS Lets You Install an App Doesn't Mean It's Not Malware

https://lifehacker.com/just-because-macos-lets-you-install-an-app-doesnt-mean-1844933037

 

Packer

Deploy your virtual machine images on multiple platforms without creating new versions by cloning them with this command line-based utility

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/Hashicorp-Packer.shtml

 

Apple notarization process, meant to protect, approved Shlayer malware

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/apple-notarization-process-meant-to-protect-approved-shlayer-malware/

 

Get a text about a missing package? Don’t open the link, officials say. Here’s why

https://www.yahoo.com/news/text-missing-package-don-t-133452309.html

 

Some Facebook users are about to start seeing Instagram Stories

The merging of the apps continues.

https://www.engadget.com/facebook-tests-instagram-stories-in-main-app-181701028.html

 

T-Mobile Launches Project 10Million to Connect Every Student

The wireless carrier is offering 10 million households free wireless hotspots, 100GB of data a year for five years, and access to at-cost tablets and laptops.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/t-mobile-launches-project-10million-to-connect-every-student

 

Windows 10 has a handful of new features that change the game

https://www.komando.com/technology/windows-10-new-features/752633/

 

How to Use the iPhone Camera

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-to-use-iphone-camera/

 

Facebook’s ban on new political ads won’t change anything

  - Facebook said Thursday it will ban new political ads in the week before the Nov. 3 presidential election and enforce other policies around mail-in voting and the Covid-19 pandemic.

  - But the new policies are so narrow that they won’t have any real effect on election information that spreads across the site.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/03/facebooks-ban-on-new-political-ads-wont-change-anything.html

 

10 Things You Didn't Know Google Assistant Could Do

What can Google Assistant do beyond the basics? Here are some lesser-known Google Assistant tricks to try on your Android phone!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/things-didnt-know-google-assistant-could-do/

 

Three Reasons not to upgrade to the new Firefox for Android browser right now

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/08/07/three-reasons-not-to-upgrade-to-the-new-firefox-for-android-browser-right-now/

 

Set up OneDrive for file recovery – Windows Security warning

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/set-up-onedrive-for-file-recovery-windows-security

 

The best budget security cameras of 2020

Want to keep an eye on your house for less money? We've got you covered.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-budget-security-cameras-of-2020-wyze/

 

Stop Avoiding Backup

We’re as afraid to talk about backup and data loss as we are death

https://www.lifewire.com/stop-avoiding-backup-5069457

 

How to change your Gmail password or reset it

Changing your Gmail password is easy

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

 

Acer reveals new Swift 5 and Swift 3 laptops with 11th Gen Intel Core CPUs

It's time to get Swifty.

https://www.windowscentral.com/acer-swift-5-swift-3-intel-11th-gen-announce

 

Windows 10 update KB4571744 (preview) releases for version 2004

The KB4571744 update is now available as a preview for Windows 10 version 2004 to fix several issues, and here's all you need to know.

https://pureinfotech.com/kb4571744-windows-10-2004/

 

How to Add or Remove Google Drive in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/48991-add-remove-google-drive-navigation-pane-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Enable 'Express' COVID-19 Exposure Notifications in iOS 13.7

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-enable-express-covid-19-exposure-notifications-i-1844919365

 

Honey for Chrome

Save time and money by automatically checking for available discount coupons before checking out and paying for products in online stores

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

 

New ransomware threats leave victims scrambling to know how to respond

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/sizing-up-new-ransomware-is-a-hefty-task-for-threat-analysts-victims/

 

AT&T, Ready for Your $30 Billion DirecTV Haircut?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/t-ready-30-billion-directv-103007173.html

 

DOJ may present its antitrust case against Google later this month

The AG reportedly wants to announce the case soon so the current administration can take credit.

https://www.engadget.com/alphabet-google-antitrust-000130801.html

 

iOS More Popular in Japan and US, Android Dominates in China and India

In the global smartphone market, the Android operating system trounces the competition at 87 percent overall.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/ios-more-popular-in-japan-and-us-android-dominates-in-china-and-india

 

Facebook is paying users to QUIT before the election

https://www.komando.com/social-media/facebook-paying-users-to-quit/752720/

 

Top Tips to Save Battery Life on Your iPhone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/save-battery-life-iphone/

 

How to convert Columns to Rows in Excel with Formulas

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-convert-columns-to-rows-in-excel-with-formulas

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