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How to Blur Your Background in Google Meet

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-blur-your-background-in-google-meet-1845081778

 

Try These Nifty Gmail TipsCategory: Email

https://askbobrankin.com/try_these_nifty_gmail_tips.html

 

The Most Popular Electronics Selling Out on Amazon Right Now

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/most-popular-electronics-selling-amazon-215633641.html

 

Windows 10 Optional Features: A Quick Guide to the Best Extras You May Want

Did you know that Windows 10 has lots of optional features that you can enable? Let's look at what they do and how to enable them.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-10-optional-features-guide/

 

Will a Scheduled Backup Wake My Machine Up If It’s Sleeping?

Some backup programs can wake up a sleeping machine, but there are still things that could go wrong and cause a backup to fail.

https://askleo.com/will-scheduled-backup-wake-machine-sleeping/

 

Accidental Airbnb account takeover linked to recycled phone numbers

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/accidental-airbnb-account-takeover-linked-to-recycled-phone-numbers/

 

Netflix error M7111-1331-5067 indicates a problematic extension on your browser

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/netflix-error-m7111-1331-5067

 

How to Manage Your Startup Applications in Ubuntu

https://www.maketecheasier.com/manage-startup-applications-ubuntu/

 

Best NAS Deals for Prime Day 2020

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-nas-deals-prime-day

 

A look at Microsoft Edge 87's Sleeping Tabs feature

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/19/a-look-at-microsoft-edge-87s-sleeping-tabs-feature/

 

The ultimate guide to boosting Wi-Fi: 23 ways to improve your internet speed

How to squeeze the greatest speed possible out of your Wi-Fi

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-ultimate-guide-to-boost-wi-fi-improve-your-internet-speed

 

The Wayback Machine and Cloudflare team up to keep websites online

Hopefully, the Wayback Machine’s archives will become more robust.

https://www.engadget.com/wayback-machine-cloudflare-team-up-203553660.html

 

How to Open Phone Screen in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC

https://tinyurl.com/yxk8xddz 

   

Google Chrome's new feature will automatically group your tabs

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-chromes-new-feature-will-automatically-group-your-tabs/

 

Customize your Smart Stack: How to edit the new iOS 14 widget on your iPhone

We'll show you how to customize Apple's newest widget in iOS 14 to put snippets of information from your favorite apps on your home screen.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/customize-your-smart-stack-how-to-edit-new-ios-14-widget-on-your-apple-iphone/

 

Smart Defrag

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

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

 

Intel’s Tiger Lake Beats AMD at Its Own Graphics Game

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/315116-intels-tiger-lake-beats-amd-at-its-own-graphics-game

 

Likely Links Emerge Between Lazarus Group and Russian-Speaking Cybercriminals

Researchers examine security incidents over the past several years that seemingly connect North Korea's Lazarus Group with Russian-speaking attackers.

https://tinyurl.com/y6zgztju 

   

Don’t let your older loved ones fall victim to this scary new phone scam

https://www.komando.com/news/phone-scam-targeting-seniors/754434/

 

Google Drive to Start Automatically Deleting Trash Items After 30 Days

The automatic deletions start 30 days after Oct. 13 and users will be notified when it goes live on their account.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-drive-to-start-automatically-deleting-trash-items-after-30-days

 

6 affordable tablet alternatives to the iPad — starting at just $50

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/6-affordable-tablet-alternatives-ipad-164829303.html

 

What Is Windows 10X and How to Give It a Try

Have you heard about a new version of Windows 10? Here's what you need to know about Windows 10X and try out the emulator.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-10x-try/

 

How Should I Back Up My Computer Before an Operating System Upgrade or Reinstall?

Step one to an operating system upgrade? Create a full system image backup of up your entire machine! Step one to a reinstall? The same.

https://askleo.com/how-should-i-back-up-my-computer-before-an-operating-system-upgrade/

 

Exploit for critical Windows flaw allows access to admin rights

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/exploit-for-critical-windows-flaw-allows-access-to-admin-rights/

 

Error 0x80048802, Can’t forward or send Email using Mail app in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/error-0x80048802-mail-app

 

What to Do When Windows Won’t Recognize Your Android Device

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-windows-wont-recognize-android-device/

 

Best AMD AM4 PCIe 4.0 Motherboards 2020

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-amd-am4-pcie4-motherboards

 

WinCustom is a freeware tool that can be used to disable various options in Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/11/wincustom-is-a-freeware-tool-that-can-be-used-to-disable-various-options-in-windows/

 

5 secret tips for building a great gaming PC

Some nifty tricks you might be unaware of...

https://www.techradar.com/news/5-secret-tips-for-building-a-great-gaming-pc

 

Google Drive will start automatically deleting Trash files after 30 days

Beginning October 13th, Drive will no longer store your digital garbage indefinitely.

https://www.engadget.com/google-drive-deleting-trash-files-143410045.html

 

How to Download and Install Windows Performance Toolkit in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/117625-download-install-windows-performance-toolkit-windows-10-a.html

 

US 2020 Presidential apps riddled with tracking and security flaws

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-2020-presidential-apps-riddled-with-tracking-and-security-flaws/

 

6 new iOS 14 features we love: iPhone owners, you are in for a treat

It's here! iOS 14 brings a ton of useful new features to your iPhone. We'll show you some of our favorites and how to use them.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/6-new-ios-14-features-we-love-iphone-owners-you-are-in-for-a-treat/

 

Chromium

Open-source web browser for a safer, faster and more stable way to experience the Internet, providing a tab-based window, download and bookmark management

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Internet/Browsers/Portable-Google-Chrome-Chromium.shtml

 

USB-C vs. USB 3: What’s the Difference?

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/197145-reversible-usb-type-c-finally-on-its-way-alongside-usb-3-1s-10gbit-performance

 

DDoS Attacks Rose 151% in First Half of 2020

Attacks grew in number, size, and sophistication as the coronavirus pandemic took hold.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/ddos-attacks-rose-151--in-first-half-of-2020/d/d-id/1338937

 

Don’t click any email link or web link before asking these questions

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/questions-to-avoid-phishing/349664/

 

7 Cool Features to Try in iOS 14

Apple's iOS 14 is out in the wild and ready for a test drive. Back up your device, load up your iPhone and be sure to try these seven notable features.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/braving-apples-ios-14-public-beta-7-cool-features-to-try-right-away

 

Homeland Security issues rare emergency alert over 'critical' Windows bug

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/homeland-security-issues-rare-emergency-211522180.html

 

7 Novel Ways to Use the Windows 10 Game Bar

The Game bar isn't just limited to video games. Let's look at some novel ways to use the Windows 10 Game bar.

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

 

Why is Backing Up Your First Recommendation for Everything?

Nothing protects you and your data like a complete, recent backup, even when it might not be obvious. That's why I harp on it so much.

https://askleo.com/backing-first-recommendation-everything/

 

Phishing attack targeted top financial pro at large company

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/phishing-attack-targeted-top-financial-pro-at-large-company/

 

How to enable or disable TLS 1.3 in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-enable-or-disable-tls-1-3-in-windows-10

 

Useful Tools to Format Complex Documents in Google Docs

https://www.maketecheasier.com/useful-tools-format-documents-google-docs/

 

Silicon Power Superior Pro review: A 128GB microSD card with high-end specs for professionals

Silicon Power's Superior Pro is a UHS-II microSDXC card with high-end specs, all for a competitive price.

https://www.windowscentral.com/silicon-power-superior-pro-review

 

How to fix blurry text in programs on Windows 10

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/14/how-to-fix-blurry-text-in-programs-on-windows-10/

 

How to set up the Amazon Fire TV Stick

Here's everything you need to know

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-set-up-the-amazon-fire-tv-stick

 

Intel Tiger Lake hands-on: a solid GPU upgrade for ultraportables

We put the latest silicon through its paces.

https://www.engadget.com/intel-tiger-lake-prototype-hands-on-130035029.html

 

How to Compress or Uncompress Windows 10 with Compact OS

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/22088-compress-uncompress-windows-10-compact-os.html

 

Drug spammers start using new technique to bypass spam filters

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/drug-spammers-start-using-new-technique-to-bypass-spam-filters/

 

WatchOS 7: All the new tricks your Apple Watch just learned how to do

Sleep tracking, new watch faces, better fitness tracking and two new health tools. Here are the most important updates that just came to your Apple Watch with the WatchOS 7 upgrade.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/watchos-7-all-the-new-tricks-your-apple-watch-just-learned-how-to-do/

 

OpenVPN

A full-featured SSL VPN solution which can accommodate a wide range of configurations in order to provide a stealthy and safe web browsing experience

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Security-Related/OpenVPN.shtml

 

Apple Reportedly Prepping New Self-Built iMac GPU for 2H 2021

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/314466-apple-reportedly-prepping-new-self-built-imac-gpu-for-2h-2021

 

How To Mirror An Android Phone With The Amazon Fire Stick

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

 

How are your observational skills? See if you can pass the CIA’s tricky new test

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle/cia-visual-challenge/754773/

 

Save Time With Microsoft Word's Built-In Transcription Feature

Thanks to a powerful new productivity enhancement, Microsoft 365 subscribers can now transcribe audio files with multiple speakers, at no extra cost. Our tips and tricks show you how to save time and money with Transcribe.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/save-time-with-microsoft-words-built-in-transcription-feature

 

In a facial recognition bill backed by Microsoft, three words stand between citizens and their civil rights

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/a8a3fcfd-0cee-34bb-8f35-0463a402975e/in-a-facial-recognition-bill.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/

 

Adventures with Image Backups and Secure Boot

I loaned my laptop to my cousin for several weeks. Here are the steps I took to give her a clean machine, while restoring the machine to my configuration on her return.

https://askleo.com/adventures-image-backups-secure-boot/

 

George Floyd medical records breached; does ‘VIP’ data need bonus security?

https://tinyurl.com/y6hehmq2

   

Disable Face Detection and Recognition in Windows 10 Photos app

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-face-detection-and-recognition-in-windows-10-photos-app

 

New Vulnerability, BLURtooth, Attacks Bluetooth Devices

https://www.maketecheasier.com/new-vulnerability-blurtooth-attacks-bluetooth-devices/

 

New Windows 10 cumulative updates bring warning of Adobe Flash's demise

Internet Explorer 11 now lets you know Adobe Flash's time is coming to an end.

https://www.windowscentral.com/new-windows-10-cumulative-updates-bring-warning-adobe-flashs-demise

 

ppInk is a fork of gInk but with more annotation options including a text tool, arrows, numbered chips and more

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/07/ppink-is-a-fork-of-gink-but-with-more-annotation-options-including-a-text-tool-arrows-numbered-chips-and-more/

 

How to wall-mount your TV: a step by step guide

The DIY way

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/wall-mount-tv

 

The star of Netgear’s first WiFi 6 gaming router is its software

Crazy customization lets you take advantage of the XR1000’s faster speeds.

https://www.engadget.com/netgear-nitehawk-pro-gaming-xr1000-123031339.html

 

How to Optimize Battery Life on Windows 10 PC

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/120228-optimize-battery-life-windows-10-pc.html

 

Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo is growing fast

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/privacy-focused-search-engine-duckduckgo-is-growing-fast/

 

This new iPhone trick in iOS 14 finally releases Apple's iron grip on two apps

A simple, but long-awaited feature comes to the iPhone and iPad -- we'll show you how to use it.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/this-new-iphone-trick-in-ios-14-finally-releases-apples-iron-grip-on-two-apps/

 

7+ Taskbar Tweaker

Customize and enhance the functions of Windows Taskbar by using this user-friendly application that can be managed by beginners and experts alike

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/7-Taskbar-Tweaker.shtml

 

How to Upscale Video to 4K, 8K, and Beyond

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/310029-how-to-upscale-video-content-to-4k-8k-and-beyond

 

How To Set Environment Variables In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/environment-variables-windows-10/

 

iOS 14 bug disrupts one of iPhone’s best new features

https://www.komando.com/gadgets/ios-14-bug/754697/

 

How to Change Your Default Browser and Mail Apps in iOS 14

Hallelujah! iOS finally lets you choose a non-Apple default browser and email app. Our guide shows you how.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-change-your-default-browser-and-mail-apps-in-ios-14

 

Does forgetting passwords run in the family? There’s a quick fix for that—and you can try it for free

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/lastpass-families-password-manager-012949793.html

 

How to Enable Two-Finger Scroll on Windows Laptops

Is two-finger scrolling not working in Windows 10? Learn how to enable it (or fix it) with these troubleshooting steps.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/easily-activate-finger-scroll-windows-laptops/

 

Iranian Hackers Found Way Into Encrypted Apps, Researchers Say (WARNING: the bad guys are finding more ways to end-run around our computer protections)

Reports reveal that hackers have been secretly gathering intelligence on opponents of the Iranian regime, breaking into cellphones and computers and outsmarting apps like Telegram.

https://tinyurl.com/y6jvwczz   

    

Geekly Update - 17 September 2020

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_17_september_2020.html

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Addicted to losing: How casino-like apps have drained people of millions

NBC News spoke to 21 people who said they were hooked on casino-style apps and had spent significant sums of money. The industry is almost entirely unregulated.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/addicted-losing-how-casino-apps-have-drained-people-millions-n1239604

 

Google Chromecast 4 Sabrina: Release date, price and more for new Android TV box

All the news and rumors about the Google Chromecast 4 and Chromecast Ultra 2

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-chromecast-4-sabrina

 

10 Windows Task Manager Tricks You Probably Didn't Know

Here are handy Task Manager tricks every Windows user should know, including how to bring up the Task Manager quickly and more!

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

 

Microsoft Your Phone gains access to contacts for Insiders

Your Phone app now lets some people access their phone's contacts from Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-your-phone-gains-access-contacts-insiders

 

How to change your Skype password or reset it

Regularly changing your Skype password is essential for optimal security

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

 

Here's How to Convert Your VHS Tapes to DVD

https://askbobrankin.com/heres_how_to_convert_your_vhs_tapes_to_dvd.html

 

Google Maps vs. Apple Maps on the Apple Watch

Is Google just phoning it in?

https://www.lifewire.com/google-maps-vs-apple-maps-on-apple-watch-5078054

 

Can I Rely on My Online Service Provider’s Backups?

You can rely on online services for many things, but it's unwise to rely on them too much.

https://askleo.com/can-rely-online-service-providers-backups/

 

LockBit ransomware launches data leak site to double-extort victims

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/lockbit-ransomware-launches-data-leak-site-to-double-extort-victims/

 

Graphics card zombies: 7 GPUs you absolutely shouldn't buy now

Don't be a sucker. Shop smart!

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3575595/graphics-card-zombies-7-gpus-you-absolutely-shouldnt-buy-now.html

 

Network discovery is turned off and not turning on in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/network-discovery-is-turned-off

 

What’s Windows 10 version 20H2, October 2020 Update?

Windows 10 version 20H2 (October 2020 Update) is the next major refresh of the OS, and it'll be a small update that won't require reinstallation.

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

 

Vivaldi

A stylish and fast web browser that provides a complex set of features and tools to help you get the most out of surfing the Internet

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Browsers/Vivaldi.shtml

 

How to use recovery mode to fix your Android phone or tablet

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/recovery-mode-fix-android-phone-201510921.html

 

iOS 14 FAQ: Apple to release iOS 14 on September 16

Apple's big iOS update will change the way you use your iPhone.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3563456/ios-14-faq-features-beta-release-date-how-to-install.html

 

Daily Crunch: Twitter tightens security ahead of election

https://techcrunch.com/2020/09/17/daily-crunch-twitter-tightens-security-ahead-of-election/

 

Amazon’s business generated $1.6 billion in 2019 profit for the USPS, new report finds

It looks like President Trump’s claims that USPS loses money to Amazon were way off

https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/17/21443933/amazon-post-office-revenue-delivery-trump

 

AT&T’s phone plans might drop by $10, but there’s a huge catch for subscribers

https://bgr.com/2020/09/16/att-plans-cheaper-ad-supported-five-ten-dollars/

 

Deadly Ransomware Story Continues to Unfold

A ransomware attack with fatal consequences is attracting notice and comment from around the world.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/deadly-ransomware-story-continues-to-unfold/d/d-id/1338957

 

5 common iPad problems and how to fix them

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/fixing-common-ipad-problem/753674/

 

Nvidia Is Manually Reviewing RTX 3080 Orders to Stop Scalpers

'To stop bots and scalpers on the Nvidia store, we’re doing everything humanly possible, including manually reviewing orders, to get these cards in the hands of legitimate customers,' Nvidia says.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/nvidia-is-manually-reviewing-rtx-3080-orders-to-stop-scalpers

 

iOS 14 lets you change your default browser — here's how

Here's how to change your default browser in iOS 14.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/ios-14-lets-you-change-your-default-browser-heres-how

 

7 Things That Ubuntu Does Better Than Windows

Is Ubuntu really just for nerds? No! Ubuntu is as easy to use as Windows... and in some ways, Ubuntu is better than Windows 10!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-things-ubuntu-better-windows/

 

Barnes & Noble's Nook app works pretty well with Surface Duo

Get ready to flip those pages.

https://www.windowscentral.com/barnes-nobles-nook-app-now-optimized-surface-duo

 

5 secret tips for building a great gaming PC

Some nifty tricks you might be unaware of...

https://www.techradar.com/news/5-secret-tips-for-building-a-great-gaming-pc

 

7 Good Reasons to Trash Your Fax Machine

https://askbobrankin.com/7_good_reasons_to_trash_your_fax_machine.html

 

How Automatic Face Recognition Could Destroy Real-Life Privacy

Face-recognition systems are racist, invasive, and open to abuse

https://www.lifewire.com/how-automatic-face-recognition-could-destroy-real-life-privacy-5078044

 

Restoring a File from an EaseUS Todo Image Backup

Even though an image backup contains everything, that doesn't mean you need to restore it all if you only need one file.

https://askleo.com/restoring-file-easeus-todo-image-backup/

 

Staples data breach caused by bug in order tracking system

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/staples-data-breach-caused-by-bug-in-order-tracking-system/

 

Mozilla's RegretsReporter browser extension will try to learn why YouTube is awful

RegretsReporter is a community effort to crack YouTube's recommendation algorithm and figure out why it suggests videos that you don't want to watch.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3575351/mozillas-regretsreporter-browser-extension-will-try-to-learn-why-youtube-is-awful.html

 

Fix winmm.dll is Missing or Not found error in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/winmm-dll-not-found-windows-10

 

How to view installed apps with PowerShell on Windows 10

If you have to remove an app using PowerShell, but you don't know the name, then these commands will help you to determine the info you need.

https://pureinfotech.com/view-installed-apps-powershell-windows-10/

 

Speedtest by Ookla

Determine the upload and download speed of your Internet connection and check whether the speed you were promised is really available

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Other-Internet-Related/Ookla-Speedtest.shtml

 

Waze gets smarter with trip suggestions, lane guidance, traffic notifications and more

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/waze-gets-smarter-trip-suggestions-155637234.html

 

watchOS 7 FAQ: Everything you need to know about the new features coming to your Apple Watch

All the new features in watchOS 7 might make it the biggest update yet.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3563915/watchos-7-faq-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-features-coming-to-your-apple-watch.html

 

Boston Dynamics delivers plan for logistics robots as early as next year

https://techcrunch.com/2020/09/17/boston-robotics-delivers-plan-for-logistics-robots-as-early-as-next-year/

 

Twitter rolls out new security features to prevent Election Day chaos

It’s automatically turning on password reset protection

https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/17/21443741/twitter-security-election-chaos-election-accounts-prompt-notification-password-two-factor

 

PS5 backward compatibility finally detailed by Sony – here’s what you need to know

https://bgr.com/2020/09/17/ps5-backwards-compatible-ps4-games-99-percent/

 

Don't Fall for It! Defending Against Deepfakes

Detecting doctored media has become tricky -- and risky -- business. Here's how organizations can better protect themselves from fake video, audio, and other forms of content.

https://www.darkreading.com/theedge/dont-fall-for-it!-defending-against-deepfakes/b/d-id/1338948

 

What to do when your computer freezes or locks up

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/how-to-fix-your-frozen-computer/353082/

 

HP Preps Business Laptops and Desktops With AMD Ryzen Chips

The ProBook 635 Aero G7, a 13.3-inch laptop, is slated to arrive in November. For desktop buyers, the EliteDesk 805 G6 also arrives this fall.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/hp-preps-business-laptops-and-desktops-with-amd-ryzen-chips

 

Asus takes top honors in laptop showdown — beating Dell and Apple

Asus is looking like the new laptop brand to beat

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/asus-takes-top-honors-in-laptop-showdown-beating-dell-and-apple

 

What Is the Difference Between an APU, CPU, and GPU?

Confused about computer processor acronyms? It's time to learn the difference between an APU, CPU, and GPU.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-is-the-difference-between-an-apu-a-cpu-and-a-gpu-makeuseof-explains/

 

Microsoft Teams Spotlight lets you highlight a speaker in calls, and it's rolling out now

Spotlight lets you lock the view for everyone in a call to highlight a specific person.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-teams-spotlight-lets-you-highlight-speaker

 

How to get iOS 14 on your iPhone

iOS 14 should now be ready and waiting on your phone

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-get-ios-14-on-your-iphone

 

Is It Illegal to Fix Your Own Gadgets?

https://askbobrankin.com/is_it_illegal_to_fix_your_own_gadgets.html

 

5G Myths Debunked as Verizon Pays Big for Spectrum

Big Red shells out $1.9B in FCC auction

https://www.lifewire.com/5g-myths-debunked-verizon-pays-big-for-spectrum-5077188

 

Restoring an Image Using EaseUS Todo

You have an image backup and an emergency disk. Here's how you restore that image to your computer.

https://askleo.com/restoring-image-using-easeus-todo/

 

Outlook.com now lets you schedule emails for a later date

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/outlookcom-now-lets-you-schedule-emails-for-a-later-date/

 

Report: Microsoft is readying a new Surface Pro X, maybe with 64-bit support

Microsoft's Surface Pro X was a flawed device, but adding the ability to run 64-bit apps like every other laptop in existence would be a real step forward.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3575334/report-microsoft-is-readying-a-new-surface-pro-x-maybe-with-64-bit-support.html

 

How to create and use a Hanging Indent in Microsoft PowerPoint

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-create-and-use-a-hanging-indent-in-microsoft-powerpoint

 

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/

 

Sophos Home

Protect all of your home computers from cyber threats by turning to this lightweight, yet efficient application that comes with a simple interface

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

 

Samsung's New Earbuds Have a Design Unlike Any Pair of Earbuds Out There

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/samsungs-earbuds-design-unlike-pair-220000837.html

 

Apple Watch SE first impressions: Speedy with great features, but always-on is missed

Apple's newest watch is a solid entry to the lineup

https://www.macworld.com/article/3574906/apple-watch-se-first-impressions-always-on-display-performance-features.html

 

Why hasn’t digital learning lived up to its promise?

https://techcrunch.com/2020/09/17/why-hasnt-digital-learning-lived-up-to-its-promise/

 

iOS 14 switches default apps back to Apple’s Safari and Mail after a reboot

You’ll have to set it back to Chrome or Outlook after rebooting your device

https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/17/21444035/ios-14-default-apps-setting-switches-back-safari-mail-bug

 

PS5 preorders have started and they’re a huge mess – good luck getting one

https://bgr.com/2020/09/17/ps5-preorder-stock-sold-out-amazon-best-buy-walmart/

 

Iranian Hackers Indicted for Stealing Aerospace & Satellite Tracking Data

Also, the US Treasury sanctioned Iranian attack group APT39 following a years-long malware campaign.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/iranian-hackers-indicted-for-stealing-aerospace-and-satellite-tracking-data/d/d-id/1338950

 

Payment app scam could wipe out your entire balance

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/payment-app-scam/754099/

 

AT&T Is Considering Cheaper Phone Plans With Targeted Ads

The company thinks some customers will be willing to view very well targeted ads if they can save $10 a month.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/att-is-considering-cheaper-phone-plans-with-targeted-ads

 

Windows 10 now runs Android apps — but there's a catch

You can run Android apps on Windows 10, but only if you have a Samsung phone.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/windows-10-now-runs-android-apps-but-theres-a-catch

 

3 Better Ways to Store Your Files Than on the Desktop

The Windows desktop isn't meant to be a folder for your files. Here are some of the better options to store your files.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-better-ways-store-files-desktop/

 

Microsoft Edge Canary can put your tabs to sleep to save memory

A quick little snooze of your tabs can save RAM on your PC.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-edge-canary-can-put-your-tabs-sleep-save-memory

 

How to get iPadOS 14 on your iPad

Download the newest iPad operating system

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-get-ipados-14-on-your-ipad

 

[ALERT] Are You Buying Gray Market Goods?

https://askbobrankin.com/alert_are_you_buying_gray_market_goods.html

 

How an Apple Search Engine Could Protect Your Privacy

Is Apple ready to try and slay the Google dragon?

https://www.lifewire.com/how-an-apple-search-engine-could-protect-your-privacy-5076282

 

Full? Incremental? Differential? What Kind of Backup Do I Want?

Terms relating to backing up can be exceptionally confusing. Understanding the terms can lead to better decisions when backing up.

https://askleo.com/full-incremental-differential-kind-backup-want/

 

U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs data breach affects 46,000 veterans

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-dept-of-veterans-affairs-data-breach-affects-46-000-veterans/

 

Why Tile Pro isn't working with your iPhone, and what to do

Tile Pro units appear to be on the fritz for iPhone users, but the fix is a snap.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3575106/why-tile-pro-isnt-working-with-your-iphone-and-what-to-do.html

 

How to create a Bar Graph or Column Chart in Excel

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-create-a-bar-graph-or-column-chart-in-excel

 

MICROSOFT TEAMS GETS NEW FEATURES

Microsoft begins the rollout of several new features for Teams, including up to 20,000 participants in meetings.

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

 

Enpass Password Manager

Encrypt all your personal information, such as bank accounts, financial status, licenses or computer database, with the help of this powerful security software

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Password-Managers-Generators/Enpass.shtml

 

Sick of political campaign spam? Resist hitting unsubscribe—it could lead to identity theft

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/campaign-spam-unsubscribe-spam-malwarebytes-164749719.html

 

iOS 14: Tips, guides, tricks, and everything you need to know about Apple's new iPhone OS

Bookmark this page to quickly find all of our tips, guides, and how-tos for all the new features in iOS 14.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3572926/ios-14-tips-guides-tricks-and-everything-you-need-to-know-about-apples-new-iphone-os.html

 

Mozilla shutters Firefox Send and Notes

https://techcrunch.com/2020/09/17/mozilla-shutters-firefox-send-and-notes/

 

Amazon’s first round of climate pledge funding will tackle battery waste and EVs

It’s funding a startup that could recycle batteries from its electric delivery vans

https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/17/21443923/amazon-climate-pledge-fund-battery-waste-electric-vehicles

 

Microsoft to launch a new ARM-based Surface this fall

https://bgr.com/2020/09/16/surface-pro-x-2020-release-date-october-snapdragon-8cx-gen-2-chip/

 

Ransomware Gone Awry Has Fatal Consequences

An attack that knocked hospital systems offline reportedly ends in death for patient who had to be sent to another facility.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/ransomware-gone-awry-has-fatal-consequences/d/d-id/1338946

 

Find out who’s calling you from an unknown or blocked number

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/whos-calling-from-unknown-numbers/704580/

 

As Classes Go Remote, School Cyberattacks Surge

Cybercriminals are targeting education and research institutions, according to a new Check Point report.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/as-classes-go-remote-school-cyberattacks-surge

 

How to use your phone as a webcam

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/how-to-use-your-phone-as-a-webcam

 

Fix Windows 10 Upgrade error 0xc1900200 or 0xC1900202

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-upgrade-error-0xc1900200-0xc1900202

 

TikTok reaches deal with Oracle, but what happened to other contenders?

Oracle confirmed it struck a deal with TikTok owner ByteDance. The deal proposal still needs to be approved by the U.S. government. NBC News’ Jo Ling Kent explains what happened to the other contenders, like Microsoft and Walmart.

https://www.nbcnews.com/now/video/tiktok-reaches-deal-with-oracle-but-what-happened-to-other-contenders-91706437729

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Beginner’s guide to making your home Wi-Fi ready

https://www.allconnect.com/blog/make-wifi-happen-home-beginners-guide

 

iOS 14 is now available; these are the 14 best features

https://9to5mac.com/2020/09/16/best-ios-14-features-release/

 

Monitor Buying Guide: 8 Tips for Choosing the Right Monitor

Need a new monitor but confused by different sizes, resolutions, and types? Here's what you need to know when buying a new monitor.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-shopping-monitor/

 

Recovering from Ransomware with an Online Backup

People often cite ransomware as a reason to avoid automated online backups, thinking that those backups will be impacted. OneDrive provides an answer.

https://askleo.com/recovering-ransomware-online-backup/

 

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/

 

Windows could not search your network for Printers

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-could-not-search-your-network-for-printers

 

USB-C vs. USB 3: What's the Difference?

USB-C is the port type, while USB 3 is the data transfer rate

https://www.lifewire.com/differences-between-usb-c-and-usb-3-5077035https://www.lifewire.com/differences-between-usb-c-and-usb-3-5077035

 

Why Nvidia is spending $40 billion on Arm

  - Nvidia’s purchase of Arm for $40 billion would be the largest semiconductor deal of all time by dollar value if it is completed.

  - Arm-designed chips are at the heart of nearly every smartphone sold today, as well as in countless other devices. For Nvidia, the deal could boost its data center business.

  - But it raises questions whether Nvidia can neutrally license Arm tech to large tech companies it competes with, including Apple, Qualcomm and Samsung. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/15/nvidia-arm-deal-will-help-data-center-business.html

 

How to change your eBay password or reset it

Regularly changing your eBay password is essential for security

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

 

Google's New Phone App Feature ID's Legit Business Calls

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Googles-New-Phone-App-Feature-IDs-Legit-Business-Calls-86839.html

 

How to change DNS address to faster resolvers on Windows 10

If you need to change your device DNS addresses, in this guide, you'll learn three ways to perform this task on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/change-dns-windows-10/

 

SoftMaker FreeOffice

A feature-packed Office suite worth having when you need to create stunning presentations, write documents and generate various graphs

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

 

Apple AirPods Pro now offer spatial audio

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/airpods-pro-firmware-update-spatial-audio-083143292.html

 

Pick up this new Android smartphone with a quad-core processor for $79

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3574690/pick-up-this-new-android-smartphone-with-a-quad-core-processor-for-79.html

 

Microsoft's Xbox Series S (code name Lockhart): What we know, what we expect

Microsoft confirms the Xbox Series S exists, and it will be priced at $299.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3564968/microsofts-xbox-series-s-lockhart-what-we-know-what-we-expect.html

 

German hospital hacked, patient taken to another city dies

The hospital said investigators have found that the source of the problem was a hacker attack on a weak spot in “widely used commercial add-on software,” which it didn’t identify.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/german-hospital-hacked-patient-taken-another-city-dies-rcna125

 

The Best Free Music Download Sites

If you actually want to own your music, but you don't want to pay, here are some legal websites that let you download songs for free.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-best-free-music-download-sites

 

Did you recently purchase a 5400 RPM hard drive for your NAS? Not if you bought Western Digital

https://www.komando.com/gadgets/western-digital-mislabeled-hard-drives/753497/

 

watchOS 7 is now available to the public with sleep tracking, watch face sharing, more

https://9to5mac.com/2020/09/16/watchos-7-is-now-available-to-the-public-with-sleep-tracking-watch-face-sharing-more/

 

5+ Apps to Read Objective News Articles and Find Biased or Fake News

Fake news and biased media sources make reading news difficult. These apps do their best to bring you objective news articles to read for free.

https://www.makeuseof.com/apps-read-objective-news-articles-and-find-biased-or-fake-news/

 

Just What Is a Backup, Anyway?

At its most basic, backups are simple: a copy of something to keep it safe.

https://askleo.com/just-backup-anyway/

 

Control the volume with the mouse scroll wheel when the cursor is over the taskbar

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/01/control-the-volume-with-the-mouse-scroll-wheel-when-the-cursor-is-over-the-taskbar/

 

How to convert Documents to PDF with Google Docs from any web browser

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-convert-documents-to-pdf-with-google-docs

 

How to Save One Page of a PDF

Yes, you can save single pages from a PDF

https://www.lifewire.com/save-one-page-of-a-pdf-5077402

 

Unwillingness to spend money is a disadvantage for the U.S. in its tech race with China, expert says

  - The United States’ unwillingness to spend money is its biggest disadvantage in a tech race with China, according to James Andrew Lewis, senior vice president and director of the Technology Policy Program at CSIS.

  - Washington in recent years stepped up efforts to put pressure on China’s technology firms, including Huawei and ByteDance. 

  - The U.S. Department of Defense said this month it is in discussions over whether Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, China’s largest chip manufacturer, should be subjected to export restrictions.

  - Semiconductors make up an important part of the tech race that also includes the U.S. and China competing for dominance in areas such as artificial intelligence and quantum computing.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/11/unwillingness-to-spend-money-is-a-disadvantage-for-the-us-in-its-tech-race-with-china-expert-says.html

 

macOS Catalina problems: how to fix the most common issues

All of your macOS Catalina issues solved

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/macos-catalina-problems-how-to-fix-the-most-common-issues

 

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 enable DNS over HTTPS (DoH) on Windows 10

Windows 10 now includes support for DNS over HTTPS to improve your online privacy, and here's how to enable the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-dns-over-https-windows-10/

 

Praat

A powerful speech analysis tool designed from a scientist's standpoint but meant to be accessible and practical to users of all levels

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Graphic-Editors/Praat.shtml

 

Amazon Plans to Put 1,000 Warehouses in Suburban Neighborhoods

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amazon-plans-put-1-000-090053785.html

 

This 1440p webcam is just $21, mics included

Depstech via Amazon is selling its 1440p webcam for $21 with checkout code.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3575074/this-1440p-webcam-is-just-21-mics-included.html

 

Amazon Music rolls out free podcasts, taking on Spotify

DJ Khaled, Becky G, Will Smith and more are slated to produce exclusive Amazon Music podcasts.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3575392/amazon-music-rolls-out-free-podcasts-taking-on-spotify.html

 

TikTok reaches deal that would give Oracle oversight of U.S. operations

The deal will still need the approval of President Donald Trump and Chinese authorities.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/tiktok-reaches-deal-would-give-oracle-oversight-u-s-operations-n1240326

 

Feds Charge 5 Chinese Hackers for Targeting Video Game Companies

The US claims the five Chinese citizens are members of APT 41, a hacking group connected to hacks of CCleaner and Asus’s Live Update tool, which secretly downloaded malware to customer computers.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/feds-charge-5-chinese-hackers-for-targeting-video-game-companies

 

Zoom finally adds a security feature you need to use now

https://www.komando.com/news/zoom-adds-2fa/753587/

 

iOS 14 default app settings automatically reset to Mail and Safari after reboot

https://9to5mac.com/2020/09/17/ios-14-default-app-settings/#more-668065

 

Can Data Be Recovered From a Failed SSD? What You Need to Know

SSDs last longer than ever before, but that doesn't mean they can't fail. How do you recover lost data? Is it even possible?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/data-recovered-failed-ssd/

 

Creating an EaseUS Todo Emergency Disk

Before you can restore a backup image created using EaseUS Todo, you'll need an emergency disk.

https://askleo.com/creating-easeus-todo-emergency-disk/

 

CCleaner 5.71 with new privacy opt-out for offers

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/16/ccleaner-5-71-with-new-privacy-opt-out-for-offers/

 

System restore failed to extract the file, error 0x80071160

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/system-restore-failed-to-extract-the-file-0x80071160

 

How to Sum Columns or Rows in Google Sheets

Here's how to use the SUM function in Google Sheets

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-quickly-sum-columns-or-rows-of-numbers-3123871

 

Russian state hackers suspected in targeting Biden campaign firm, sources say

  - Microsoft recently alerted one of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s main election campaign advisory firms that it had been targeted by suspected Russian state-backed hackers.

  - The hacking attempts targeted staff at Washington-based SKDKnickerbocker, a campaign strategy and communications firm working with Biden and other prominent Democrats, over the past two months.

  - A person familiar with SKDK’s response to the attempts said the hackers failed to gain access to the firm’s networks.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/10/russian-state-hackers-suspected-in-targeting-biden-campaign.html

 

How to speed up Windows 10

Boost your PC efficiency with these top tips

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-speed-up-windows-10

 

Reported Data Breaches Decline in H1 2020

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

 

MICROSOFT REPORTEDLY CREATING A NEW SURFACE PRO X

A new Surface Pro X with a more powerful processor and color will launch in October 2020.

https://pureinfotech.com/surface-pro-x-specs-release-date/

 

ZHPDiag

Seamlessly perform a full-system diagnosis of your computer and detect unwanted items that may make your system vulnerable to malware with this tool

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/ZHPDiag.shtml

 

Kano’s first Windows PC is a step toward classroom supremacy

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/kano-pc-windows-10-build-yourself-computer-education-review-153033789.html

 

Acer's Ryzen-powered Aspire 5 laptop falls under $550 for the first time

Amazon is selling the Acer Aspire 5 with a Ryzen 5 4500U for $548.42.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3574701/acers-ryzen-powered-aspire-5-laptop-falls-under-550-for-the-first-time.html

 

X-Sense Mini wireless interconnected smoke detector review: This tiny alarm networks with up to 24 others

It’s not a “smart” smoke alarm, per se, but it does offer solid protection on a budget.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3574939/x-sense-mini-review.html

 

Facebook says it removed 1 million groups in past year for breaking rules

The company is also making some changes to groups and will stop recommending health-focused communities.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/facebook-says-it-removed-1-million-groups-past-year-breaking-n1240313

 

Twitter Launches US Election Info Hub to Combat Misinformation

US users can find the new feature at the top of their Explore tab.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/twitter-launches-us-election-info-hub-to-combat-misinformation

 

Improve your internet speed: How to get to a faster connection by updating your DNS

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/improve-your-internet-speed-how-to-get-to-a-faster-connection-by-updating-your-dns/682567/

 

iOS 14: How to do Picture in Picture video multitasking on iPhone

https://9to5mac.com/2020/09/17/how-to-picture-in-picture-video-iphone-ios-14/

 

The 10 Best Android Apps for Managing To-Do Lists

Looking for the best to-do list apps on Android? Check out these great task management apps that let you stay on top of your tasks.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/9-best-apps-managing-lists-android/

 

Creating a Backup Image Using EaseUS Todo Free

Microsoft is apparently removing image backup capability from Windows 10. We'll make an image backup using a third-party alternative.

https://askleo.com/creating-backup-image-using-easeus-todo-free/

 

Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Office explained

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/15/microsoft-defender-application-guard-for-office-explained/

 

Fix Windows Update error code 800704B8-0x3001A

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/error-800704b8-0x3001a

 

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

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

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

 

Anthem to study whether Apple Watch could help people with asthma

  - Anthem is teaming up with Apple and other collaborators on a new study geared to patients with asthma. 

  - The companies are looking to recruit 900 participants to the study. 

  - The goal is to find out whether consumer devices, like Apple Watch, can be helpful for patients looking to better manage their asthma. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/16/anthem-to-study-whether-apple-watch-could-help-people-with-asthma.html

 

How to run Linux apps on your Chromebook

Get powerful Linux apps on Chromebooks

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-run-linux-apps-on-your-chromebook

 

Microsoft Surface Duo: Rethinking the Smartphone

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Microsoft-Surface-Duo-Rethinking-the-Smartphone-86843.html

 

Surface Go picks up September 2020 firmware update

A new firmware update is available for Surface Go to improve camera and fixes various issues – here's all you need to know.

https://pureinfotech.com/surface-go-september-2020-update/

 

ZHPCleaner

Seamlessly clean your favorite browsers from toolbars, adware and other potentially unwanted programs using this lightweight software solution

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/ZHPCleaner.shtml

 

Verizon Is Paying $6.3 Billion for TracFone. How the Deal Is a Strategy Shift for Verizon.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/f68ecdb7-6b39-34cc-aa53-391fb551fed1/verizon-is-paying-6-3.html

 

Aukey's 1080p webcam is just $40—and it's in stock

Get one while you still can.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3564619/aukeys-1080p-webcam-is-just-40and-its-in-stock.html

 

Hoop Cam Plus review: solid security at a bargain price

Sound and motion alerts, intelligent reminders, and motorized pan and tilt highlight this camera's well-rounded feature set.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3573245/hoop-cam-plus-review.html

 

Trump not ready to OK TikTok deal, admits U.S. won't get cut

“It has to be 100 percent as far as national security is concerned,” Trump said.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/trump-not-ready-ok-tiktok-deal-admits-us-wont-get-cut-rcna123

 

HP Preps Business Laptops and Desktops With AMD Ryzen Chips

The ProBook 635 Aero G7, a 13.3-inch laptop, is slated to arrive in November. For desktop buyers, the EliteDesk 805 G6 also arrives this fall.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/hp-preps-business-laptops-and-desktops-with-amd-ryzen-chips

 

5 surprising things that might be spy cameras

https://www.komando.com/video/gadgets/5-surprising-things-that-might-be-spy-cameras/703901/

 

Things 3 task manager adds versatile home screen widgets, new Apple Watch complications, more

https://9to5mac.com/2020/09/17/things-to-do-app-widgets/

 

Microsoft Publisher Tips and Tricks

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-publisher-tips-and-tricks

 

LG Releases T-Shaped, Twin-Screen Smartphone

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10813/lg-releases-t-shaped-twin-screen-smartphone

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Due Diligence That Money Can’t Buy

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/09/due-diligence-that-money-cant-buy/

 

Read This Before Pre-Ordering Your Nvidia RTX 30-Series Graphics Card

https://lifehacker.com/read-this-before-pre-ordering-your-nvidia-rtx-30-series-1845017144

 

How to Get Data Breach Alerts from Mozilla’s Firefox Monitor

https://www.howtogeek.com/687906/how-to-get-data-breach-alerts-from-mozillas-firefox-monitor/

 

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/

 

How to remove duplicate files in Google Drive with Duplicate Cleaner

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/remove-duplicate-files-in-google-drive

 

US Customs has one heck of a false positive over “counterfeit Apple AirPods”

https://grahamcluley.com/us-customs-has-one-heck-of-a-false-positive-over-counterfeit-apple-airpods/

 

How to Automate Repetitive macOS Tasks with Automator

https://www.maketecheasier.com/4-useful-automator-workflows-for-os-x/

 

Do I Need All These Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables?

Assorted redistributables and shared libraries are installed on your PC by programs that need them. Removing them, while tempting, is fairly risky.

https://askleo.com/microsoft-visual-c-redistributables/

 

How to use Line

It’s easy to love Line

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

 

Microsoft will bundle updates to streamline patching

Microsoft plans to change how it delivers updates to some parts of Windows 10, saying the new bundling tactic will end confusion and streamline the OS's regular refreshes.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3575109/microsoft-will-bundle-updates-to-streamline-patching.html

 

Is Apple Music Killing Your Battery? You Can Fix That

How can you check Twitter and Instagram if your iPhone’s dead?

https://www.lifewire.com/is-apple-music-killing-your-battery-you-can-fix-that-5070854

 

What Is a Website Cookie? How Cookies Affect Your Online Privacy

You've heard of internet cookies, but what exactly are they? What do they have to do with your privacy? Here's what you need to know.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/whats-a-cookie-and-what-does-it-have-to-do-with-my-privacy-makeuseof-explains/

 

The Violent Fantasy of Kyle Rittenhouse

https://jezebel.com/the-violent-fantasy-of-kyle-rittenhouse-1845029233

 

iPad vs iPad Air vs iPad Pro vs iPad mini: iPad Buying Guide

Which iPad should you buy?

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/ipad-buying-guide

 

Checker Plus for Gmail

Check the new messages from your Gmail accounts without ever having to leave your current tab or log in to the Gmail client with this neat addon

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

 

The Oculus Quest 2 Has Finally Realized VR's Promise, and It's Only $300

https://gizmodo.com/the-oculus-quest-2-has-finally-realized-vrs-promise-an-1845077326

 

Arlo's wireless doorbell can do direct-to-mobile video calls

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/arlo-wireless-video-doorbell-120115827.html

 

U.S. House Passes IoT Cybersecurity Bill

https://www.securityweek.com/us-house-passes-iot-cybersecurity-bill

 

How To Connect To WiFi Without WiFi Password

https://www.techjunkie.com/connect-to-wifi-without-wifi-password/

 

As Classes Go Remote, School Cyberattacks Surge

Cybercriminals are targeting education and research institutions, according to a new Check Point report.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/as-classes-go-remote-school-cyberattacks-surge

 

5 scams spreading online that can cost you thousands

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/5-scams-spreading-online/753537/

 

How Do I Get an iPhone and a Windows PC to Play Nicely?

https://lifehacker.com/how-do-i-get-an-iphone-and-a-windows-pc-to-play-nicely-1845012874

 

How to Extract an Icon from a Windows EXE File

https://www.howtogeek.com/687096/how-to-extract-an-icon-from-a-windows-exe-file/

 

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/

 

Is WhatsApp safe? WhatsApp Privacy and Security issues you should know about

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/is-whatsapp-safe

 

“Yourefired” was Donald Trump’s Twitter password, claim hackers

https://grahamcluley.com/donald-trump-twitter-password/

 

How to Access Linux Ext4 Partition from Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/access-linux-ext4-partition-from-windows/

 

Free Microsoft Office in Windows 10? Sort Of

Microsoft Office appears in every new install of Windows 10, but is it really "included"? Yes and no.

https://askleo.com/free-microsoft-office-in-windows-10/

 

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

 

A fat Windows Update for September's Patch Tuesday

Microsoft released 129 updates to its Windows ecosystem this month. The good news: we are not dealing with any zero-days or publicly reported vulnerabilities.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3575075/a-fat-windows-update-for-septembers-patch-tuesday.html

 

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

 

Microsoft Is Distributing a Deepfake Detection Tool

Microsoft Video Authenticator should make it easier to detect deepfakes.

https://www.makeuseof.com/microsoft-distributes-deepfake-detection-tool/

 

Australia Burned Under a Haze of Misinformation Earlier This Year. The U.S. Is Next.

https://earther.gizmodo.com/australia-burned-under-a-haze-of-misinformation-earlier-1845031119

 

Gateway returns with a herd of laptops — and we're 'udderly' shocked!

The other laptop makers will have a cow!

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/gateway-returns-with-a-herd-of-laptops-and-were-udderly-shocked

 

Word Mobile

Open and view Microsoft Word documents, read their content just like you would an e-book and perform online searches as you go through the text

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Text-editors/Word-Mobile.shtml

 

USPS Phishing Texts Are Flooding Phones Across The Country

https://gizmodo.com/no-usps-spam-isnt-secretly-tracking-your-phone-1845066490

 

Amazon's Having a Secret Sale on Apple Laptops

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/amazons-having-secret-sale-apple-222800700.html

 

More Links Found Between North Korean and Russian Hacking Operations

https://www.securityweek.com/more-links-found-between-north-korean-and-russian-hacking-operations

 

5 Signs Your Graphics Card Has Problems And May Be Dying

https://www.techjunkie.com/six-signs-graphics-card-might-dying/

 

Get Ready to Upgrade: iOS 14 Rolls Out Sept. 16

Starting Sept. 16, those with eligible devices can upgrade to iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/get-ready-to-upgrade-ios-14-rolls-out-sept-16

 

Census imposters: Red flags to look for before giving out info

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/red-flags-to-spot-census-scams/753661/

 

Enable Google's 'Verified Calls' on Android With This Setting

https://lifehacker.com/enable-googles-verified-calls-on-android-with-this-sett-1845001119

 

HDMI 2.1: What’s New, and Do You Need to Upgrade?

https://www.howtogeek.com/688440/hdmi-2.1-whats-new-and-do-you-need-to-upgrade/

 

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/

 

How to add an app to Microsoft Teams appbar

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-add-an-app-to-microsoft-teams-appbar

 

Fake Facebook email invites you to tell 39 strangers you were duped

https://grahamcluley.com/fake-facebook-email-39-strangers/

 

Save $50 on a Brother Business Color Laser Printer

https://www.maketecheasier.com/deal/deal-brother-business-color-laser-printer/

 

The Top Reason Your Computer is Slow, and What To Do About It

There is one most common reason computers slow down over time. The good news is, it's often within your control.

https://askleo.com/the-top-reason-your-computer-is-slow/

 

How to change your Spotify password or reset it

What you need to know about changing your Spotify password

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

 

Pro tip: Sock away a clean copy of Windows 10 (2004)

It looks like Microsoft will release the next version of Windows 10 – version 20H2 – sometime in the next couple of weeks. Now would be a good time to squirrel away an official, clean copy of Win10 version 2004, even if you don't ever plan to run 2004. It might come in handy.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3575089/pro-tip-sock-away-a-clean-copy-of-windows-10-2004.html

 

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

 

Samsung Shows Off Affordable Galaxy A42 5G

You don't need to break the bank to get a Samsung phone with 5G support.

https://www.makeuseof.com/samsung-galaxy-a42-5g-revealed/

 

Plastic Phones Are the Best Phones--Here's Why

https://www.reviewgeek.com/53250/plastic-phones-are-the-best-phones/

 

The best refurbished laptop deals in September 2020

Save big with a refurb

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/best-refurbished-laptop-deals

 

PowerPoint Mobile

View PowerPoint presentations on your Windows 10 PC and use an on-screen marker to highlight important ideas and capture the attention of your audience

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Other-Office-Tools/PowerPoint-Mobile.shtml

 

How Can I Live a More Phone-Free Life?

https://gizmodo.com/how-can-i-live-a-more-phone-free-live-1845041400

 

Got random political campaign spam in your inbox? It could lead to identity theft

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/campaign-spam-unsubscribe-spam-malwarebytes-144535324.html

 

Man Pleads Guilty to Role in $600K Malware Protection Scam

https://www.securityweek.com/man-pleads-guilty-role-600k-malware-protection-scam

 

What Is The Hard Drive Cache And What Does It Do?

https://www.techjunkie.com/what-is-hard-drive-cache/

 

Facebook Launches Poll Worker Recruitment Drive Ahead of US Election

The social network is also giving employees paid time off to work at a voting station on Nov. 3.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/facebook-launches-poll-worker-recruitment-drive-ahead-of-us-election

 

Your privacy: 5 Amazon settings to change now

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/5-amazon-settings-to-change-now/753588/

 

How to Fix the Latest Windows 10 Sleep Mode Bug

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-fix-the-latest-windows-10-sleep-mode-bug-1845004205

 

When Is Android 11 Coming to My Phone, and How Do I Install It?

https://www.howtogeek.com/689714/when-is-android-11-coming-to-my-phone-and-how-do-i-install-it/

 

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/

 

Fix Windows 10 Upgrade error 0x8007042B – 0x4000D

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-updgrade-error-0x8007042b-0x4000d

 

Secure Your Zoom Account with Two-Factor Authentication

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/secure-your-zoom-account-with-two-factor-authentication-24111.html

 

Useful Tools to Format Complex Documents in Google Docs

https://www.maketecheasier.com/useful-tools-format-documents-google-docs/

 

How Long Should a Password Be?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuR0hgEFChI&feature=youtu.be&t=0s

 

How to change your Amazon password or reset it

Your Amazon password for Prime, Shopping and more

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

 

Beaucoup bugs beset this month’s Windows patches

July and August had relatively stable Patch Tuesdays. Not so, this month. Here’s the tip of the iceberg – the bugs that cropped up within a day of release.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3574849/beaucoup-bugs-beset-this-months-windows-patches.html

 

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

 

Microsoft Releases Its Defender Antivirus App for Android

While not everyone can use Windows Defender on Android, it's a sign of things to come.

https://www.makeuseof.com/microsoft-defender-android/

 

Two Russians Charged in $17M Cryptocurrency Phishing Spree

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/09/two-russians-charged-in-17m-cryptocurrency-phishing-spree/

 

Nasty Windows 10 bug causes Start Menu to act up: What to do

September updates are causing a wide range of issues

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/nasty-windows-10-bug-causes-start-menu-to-act-up-what-to-do

 

Excel Mobile

This simple to use Store App for Windows 10 allows you to open Excel spreadsheets, view their contents, as well as display comments

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Other-Office-Tools/Excel-Mobile.shtml

 

Enable 2FA on Zoom's Mobile and Desktop Apps Right Now

https://gizmodo.com/enable-2fa-on-zooms-mobile-and-desktop-apps-right-now-1845027490

 

Want the best affordable headphones and speakers? Get a refurbished set!

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/best-affordable-refurbished-headphones-speakers-140038446.html

 

Chinese Hackers Using Publicly Available Resources in Attacks on U.S. Government

https://www.securityweek.com/chinese-hackers-using-publicly-available-resources-attacks-us-government

 

How To Free Up Space On ICloud

https://www.techjunkie.com/free-up-space-icloud/

 

9 Free Online Learning Activities to Keep Your Kids Busy

With free tools from Scholastic, the Smithsonian, Audible, and more, your children can visit a museum, participate in a dance-off, or even cook you dinner. Here are some of the best free online learning tools for kids.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/cabin-fever-free-online-educational-activities-to-keep-your-kids-busy

 

Our guide to tech worth the money

https://www.komando.com/buying-guides/tech-worth-the-money/752966/

 

How to Share Waze's Web Map to Your Phone

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-share-wazes-web-map-to-your-phone-1845002218

 

Excel, Word or PowerPoint couldn’t start last time; Do you want to start in safe mode?

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/excel-word-powerpoint-couldnt-start-last-time

 

Nvidia's Arm deal sparks quick backlash in chip industry

https://news.yahoo.com/nvidias-arm-deal-sparks-quick-050905583.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

How To Open And Use A ONEPKG File

https://www.techjunkie.com/how-to-open-and-use-a-onepkg-file/

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An Old Bot’s Nasty New Tricks: Exploring Qbot’s Latest Attack Methods

https://research.checkpoint.com/2020/exploring-qbots-latest-attack-methods/

 

How to Spot Price Gouging on Amazon

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/how-to-spot-price-gouging-on-amazon-1845024383

 

Thunderbird

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

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

 

How to Fix a 'Text Bomb' Crashing WhatsApp

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-fix-a-text-bomb-crashing-whatsapp-1844998942

 

US Sanctions Russian Attackers for 2020 Election Interference

The move comes as Microsoft publishes research on attack groups and activity attempting to target the Biden and Trump campaigns.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/us-sanctions-russian-attackers-for-2020-election-interference/d/d-id/1338888

 

Phishing attack targeted top financial pro at large company

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/phishing-attack-targeted-top-financial-pro-at-large-company/

 

How to fix Windows Update Error 0x800703e3

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-update-error-0x800703e3

 

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/

 

6 new iOS 14 features you can use tomorrow, and how they'll work

Apple's iOS 14 update will officially be available to download tomorrow. We'll show you how to use these top new tools on your iPhone.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/6-new-ios-14-features-you-can-use-tomorrow-and-how-theyll-work/

 

How to change your Facebook password or reset it

Change or reset your Facebook password for your web or app account

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

 

How to Turn On or Off Fix Scaling for Apps that are Blurry in Windows 10

https://tinyurl.com/yylq88fp

 

New Vulnerability, BLURtooth, Attacks Bluetooth Devices

https://www.maketecheasier.com/new-vulnerability-blurtooth-attacks-bluetooth-devices/

 

Instagram isn’t planning to charge a fee to put links in captions

A patent application showed a pop-up that asks for a payment when a link is added to a caption

https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/13/21434814/instagram-facebook-caption-links-patent

 

Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S 1TB expansion card to cost $220, suggests leak

Microsoft's proprietary storage expansion for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S could be costly, even if not a huge surprise given the SSD technology inside.

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-series-x-series-s-1tb-expansion-card-costs-220-claims-leak

 

Iranian hackers are selling access to compromised companies on an underground forum

The Iranian hacker group who's been attacking corporate VPNs for months is now trying to monetize some of the hacked systems by selling access to some networks to other hackers.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/iranian-hackers-are-selling-access-to-compromised-companies-on-an-underground-forum/

 

Tortured by your slow computer? 4 expert ways to make it speedy again

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/how-to-speed-up-slow-computer-155524221.html

 

iPhone Flip: Everything we know about Apple's foldable phone plans

An iPhone 12 Flip likely isn't happening, but Apple could have a Galaxy Fold alternative in the works

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-flip-everything-we-know-about-apples-foldable-phone-plans

 

What Is The Difference Between Firefox And DuckDuckGo?

https://www.techjunkie.com/difference-between-firefox-duckduckgo/

 

How to stop all your smart devices from listening to you

https://www.komando.com/privacy/stop-your-smart-devices-from-listening/753004/

 

Apple Watch Series 6 vs. Apple Watch SE: Which Smartwatch Should You Buy?

Can the $279 Apple Watch SE give the $399 Apple Watch Series 6 a run for its money? We compare the differences and similarities between Apple's two new smartwatches to help you decide.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/apple-watch-series-6-vs-apple-watch-se-which-smartwatch-should-you-buy

 

Shadowsocks

Surf the Internet securely and anonymously using an industry level encryption algorithms or your own secure proxy servers using this app

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Servers/Proxy-Servers/Shadowsocks.shtml

 

Hacked Windows 10 Themes Can Swipe Your Microsoft Login

https://lifehacker.com/hacked-windows-10-themes-can-swipe-your-microsoft-login-1844988080

 

Zoom Brings Two-Factor Authentication to All Users

This marks the latest step Zoom has taken to improve user security as more employees work from home.

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/zoom-brings-two-factor-authentication-to-all-users/d/d-id/1338885

 

What’s really changed three years after Equifax breach?

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/whats-really-changed-three-years-after-equifax-breach/

 

How to find the percentage change in Excel?

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-find-the-percentage-change-in-excel

 

Search inside text documents quickly with Grepy

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/08/26/search-inside-text-documents-quickly-with-grepy/

 

WatchOS 7 just got an official release date. Here's how to update your Apple Watch

Find out if your Apple Watch is compatible with WatchOS 7, and how to upgrade.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/watchos-7-just-got-an-official-release-date-heres-how-to-update-your-apple-watch/

 

How to play Cards Against Humanity online with friends, family or on your own

Not really 'cards', but the next best thing

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-play-cards-against-humanity-online

 

How to Pin or Unpin Vertical Tabs Pane in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/164368-how-pin-unpin-vertical-tabs-pane-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

How to Use Google Authenticator on a Windows PC

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

 

Facebook says it will remove false claims about who started wildfires in Oregon

The FBI says claims that antifa members were arrested for starting the fires are untrue

https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/13/21434743/facebook-remove-oregon-fires-rumors-antifa-qanon-false

 

Mint Mobile rolls out an unlimited plan for only $30 per month

The new plan offers 23GB more data than Mint Mobile's $25 per month plan.

https://www.windowscentral.com/mint-mobile-rolls-out-unlimited-plan-only-30-month

 

Iranian hackers impersonate journalists to set up WhatsApp calls and gain victims' trust

Iranian hackers impersonated journalists from German TV Deutsche Welle and Israeli magazine Jewish Journal, and the Wall Street Journal in earlier attacks this year.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/iranian-hackers-impersonate-journalists-to-set-up-whatsapp-calls-and-gain-victims-trust/

 

4 annoying things you're still doing wrong with email: Stop writing in all caps and other tips for better messages

https://www.yahoo.com/news/4-annoying-things-youre-still-140503253.html

 

Amazon Prime Day 2020: Date prediction and early deals

Amazon Prime Day will be here before you know it

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/best-amazon-prime-day-deals-2020

 

How To Upgrade Windows 8.1 To Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/upgrade-windows-8-1-to-windows-10/

 

Never get caught off guard by expensive car repairs again

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/save-on-expensive-car-repairs/753105/

 

Get Ready to Upgrade: iOS 14 Rolls Out Sept. 16

Starting Sept. 16, those with eligible devices can upgrade to iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/get-ready-to-upgrade-ios-14-rolls-out-sept-16

 

ContaCam

Perform security surveillance and live webcam monitoring with this program that can detect motion and send you notifications when such situations occur

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/WebCam/ContaCam.shtml

 

How to Show Documents Easily With Your Laptop's Webcam

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-show-documents-easily-with-your-laptops-webcam-1844984271

 

Ransomware Attacks Disrupt School Reopenings

A flurry of recent attacks is complicating attempts to deliver classes online at some schools in different parts of the country.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/ransomware-attacks-disrupt-school-reopenings/d/d-id/1338877

 

New Zeppelin strand avoids AV detection with trojan downloader

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/new-zeppelin-strand-avoids-av-detection-with-trojan-downloader/

 

Add Run item to the Sandbox Context Menu in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/add-run-item-to-the-sandbox-context-menu

 

Set long term countdowns, one time alarms, recurring alarms with yTimer

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/08/19/set-long-term-countdowns-one-time-alarms-recurring-alarms-with-ytimer/

 

Apple Watch SE: If you've been holding out on buying a smartwatch, now could be the time

The Apple Watch SE could make it easier for the budget-conscious to jump on the smartwatch bandwagon.

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-watch-se-if-youve-been-holding-out-on-buying-a-smartwatch-now-could-be-the-time/

 

Best ways to beat tax scams in 2020

Scammers are using increasingly sophisticated methods to get their hands on your details

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/best-ways-to-beat-tax-scams-in-2020

 

How to Turn On or Off Vertical Tabs in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/164365-how-turn-off-vertical-tabs-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

How to Use Goodnotes to Better Manage Your Day

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

 

The most popular brand websites that hackers use for typosquatting campaigns

https://www.cyberscoop.com/typosquatting-palo-alto-networks-unit-42-wells-fargo-netflix-faceboook-microsoft/

 

Microsoft Edge brings back save options for downloading files

Microsoft Edge just brought back a popular feature.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-edge-gets-new-save-options-downloading-files

 

Google Play apps promised free shoes, but users got ad fraud malware instead

White Ops discovers a collection of Android apps that installed a hidden browser to load ad-heavy pages and commit ad fraud.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-play-apps-promised-free-shoes-but-users-got-ad-fraud-malware-instead/

 

Android 11 system update from Google adds privacy controls

https://news.yahoo.com/android-11-system-released-google-172953398.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

iPhone 12 Pro leak just confirmed killer upgrade

The chassis of an alleged iPhone 12 Pro tells us a lot about what Apple will be launching in October

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-12-pro-leak-just-confirmed-killer-upgrade

 

What To Do If Your Laptop Or Hard Drive Is Making Noise

https://www.techjunkie.com/laptop-hard-drive-making-noise/

 

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/

 

Apple iPad vs. iPad Air vs. iPad mini vs. iPad Pro: Which Tablet Should You Buy?

Apple has four iPad models to choose from, spanning some wide ranges in price and performance. Which one is right for you? Which is our favorite? We compare them all.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/apple-ipad-vs-ipad-air-vs-ipad-mini-vs-ipad-pro-which-tablet-should-you

 

Opera

Web browser with built-in VPN, ad blocker, battery saver, YouTube pop-outs, speed dial and extensions support wrapped up in a customizable interface

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Browsers/Opera-for-Windows-without-Java.shtml

 

How to Have a Productive Disagreement During a Zoom Meeting

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-have-a-productive-disagreement-during-a-zoom-mee-1844971666

 

Virginia's Largest School System Hit With Ransomware

Fairfax County Public Schools has launched an investigation following a ransomware attack on some of its technology systems.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/virginias-largest-school-system-hit-with-ransomware/d/d-id/1338906

 

Hacker-for-hire groups profit by commoditizing APT tactics

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/apts-cyberespionage/newly-exposed-hacker-for-hire-groups-profit-from-the-commoditization-of-apts/

 

Windows 10 Action Center is missing

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-action-center-is-missing

 

The future of Mozilla's Speech to Text project DeepSpeech is uncertain

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/08/24/the-future-of-mozillas-speech-to-text-project-deepspeech-is-uncertain/

 

Best identity theft protection and monitoring services in 2020

Is someone applying for a mortgage in your name? Ruining your credit? The best identity theft protection and monitoring service can help you find out -- and fight back.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-identity-theft-protection-and-monitoring-services-for-2020/

 

How to make your printer ink last longer

Some top tips to get the most out of your office printer.

https://www.techradar.com/news/how-to-make-your-printer-last-longer

 

How to Change Default Behavior for Copy and Paste of Address Bar URLs in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/164477-change-default-behavior-copy-paste-urls-microsoft-edge.html

 

How to Use the NVIDIA Control Panel to Overclock Your Monitor

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-nvidia-control-panel-overclock-monitor/

 

Check Your Email Rules for Maliciousness

https://blog.knowbe4.com/check-your-email-rules-for-maliciousness

 

Xbox Series S: Everything you need to know

The smaller, cheaper, Xbox Series S is official.

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

 

DoJ Aims to Seize 280 Cryptocurrency Accounts Used by Hackers

https://threatpost.com/doj-aims-to-seize-280-cryptocurrency-accounts-used-by-hackers/158757/

 

Apple has been noticeably absent from the race for a foldable phone — and there's a good reason why

https://news.yahoo.com/apple-noticeably-absent-race-foldable-130200406.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

Zoom security issues: Here's everything that's gone wrong (so far)

More than a dozen security and privacy problems have been found in Zoom. Here's an updated list.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/zoom-security-privacy-woes

 

How To Fix ‘Macrium Reflect Clone Failed’ Error

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

 

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/

 

CBS All Access Will Get Rebranded as Paramount+ in 2021

Company parent ViacomCBS is hoping the rebrand will help the streaming service attract more consumers as it competes with Netflix and Disney+ for eyeballs.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/cbs-all-access-will-get-rebranded-as-paramount-plus-in-2021

 

Crypto Notepad

Minimalistic text editor that enables you to encrypt your notes and is intended to serve as a more secure alternative to the default Windows Notepad

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Text-editors/Crypto-Notepad.shtml

 

Fix Windows 10 Update Error 0x800f0988, 0x800f081f or 0x800f08a

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-update-error-0x800f0988-0x800f081f-0x800f08a

 

Amazing Bike Riding Robot! Can Cycle, Balance, Steer, and Correct Itself. #DigInfo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT3vfSQePcs&t=3s

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Microsoft Brings Another Microsoft Edge Legacy Feature to the Chromium Browser

Microsoft keeps working on refining the experience with the new Edge browser, and a priority for the company has been bringing the top features from the legacy application to this Chromium successor.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-brings-another-microsoft-edge-legacy-feature-to-the-chromium-browser-531037.shtml

 

Privacy alert: Your iPhone is tracking everywhere you go: Here's how to find the setting

https://www.yahoo.com/news/privacy-alert-iphone-tracking-everywhere-090137911.html

 

14 Ways to Make Windows 10 Faster and Improve Performance

It's not hard to make Windows 10 faster. Here are several methods to improve the speed and performance of Windows 10.

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

 

Microsoft Defender ATP for Android now available on Google Play Store

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-defender-atp-for-android-now-available-102633/

 

Improve the Quality of Your Video Calls With This Accessories Kit — Now 35% off

https://www.windowscentral.com/improve-quality-your-video-calls-accessories-kit-now-35

 

Manage Windows 10 Settings with ControlUWP

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/06/manage-windows-10-settings-with-controluwp/

 

5 Best Smartphones for Seniors in 2020

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-smartphones-for-seniors/

 

Aukey's 1080p webcam is just $40—and it's in stock

Get one while you still can.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3564619/aukeys-1080p-webcam-is-just-40and-its-in-stock.html

 

Microsoft September 2020 Patch Tuesday fixes 129 vulnerabilities

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-september-2020-patch-tuesday-fixes-129-vulnerabilities/

 

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

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

 

Microsoft reportedly creating a smaller Surface Laptop

A new smaller and cheaper Surface Laptop is rumored to launch before the end of the year.

https://pureinfotech.com/surface-laptop-12-5-inch-specs-release-date/

 

TV settings explained: picture modes, motion enhancers, sharpness and more

Get picture perfection with the best picture settings for your TV

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/tv-settings-explained-picture-modes-motion-enhancers-sharpness-and-more

 

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

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

 

HxCFloppyEmulator

Create a SD or USB floppy server that enables you to play some of the old games you are nostalgic about using this intuitive application

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

 

Apple September 15 Event: How to watch and what to expect

Find a live stream of the Sept. 15 Apple Event to see the Apple Watch 6 and other big new products

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/how-to-watch-the-apple-time-flies-event-live-stream-sept-15-and-what-to-expect

 

SoftBank is reportedly preparing to sell ARM to Nvidia for more than $40 billion

The deal has been rumored for several months

https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/12/21434110/softbank-may-sell-arm-to-nvidia

 

APT Groups Set Sights on Linux Targets: Inside the Trend

Researchers see more advanced attack groups creating tools and platforms to target Linux-based devices.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/-apt-groups-set-sights-on-linux-targets-inside-the-trend/d/d-id/1338898

 

5 smartphone spy apps that could be listening and watching you right now

https://www.komando.com/privacy/5-smartphone-spy-apps-that-could-be-listening-and-watching-you-right-now/362160/

 

Google Maps Returns to Apple Watch After 3-Year Absence

Google Maps first landed on Apple Watch in 2015, but was removed in 2017 with little fanfare.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-maps-returns-to-apple-watch-after-3-year-absence

 

How to watch the Apple event on Sept. 15 and what to expect

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-sept-15-event-how-to-watch-141123850.html

 

How to Watch Free Live TV on Android TV

Want to watch free live TV on your Android TV device? Here are the best Android TV apps you can use to stream TV.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/free-live-tv-android-tv/

 

Microsoft Teams hacked? Mysterious Android notifications cause panic among users

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-teams-hacked-mysterious-android-notifications-cause-panic-among-users-102624/

 

Surface Duo not working on Verizon? Here's the fix.

Surface Duo users on Verizon are running into issues with SMS messaging, though there's a fix.

https://www.windowscentral.com/surface-duo-not-working-verizon-heres-fix

 

Firefox 82: new automatic downloads protection

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/06/firefox-82-new-automatic-downloads-protection/

 

How to Create Symbolic Links (Symlink) in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/create-symbolic-links-windows10/

 

How Microsoft's Office app helps with schoolwork, PDFs, signatures and more

Fill out worksheets, sign permission slips, make PDFs and more, all from your phone.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3573783/how-microsofts-office-app-helps-with-schoolwork-pdfs-signatures-and-more.html

 

Windows 10 themes can be abused to steal Windows passwords

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-themes-can-be-abused-to-steal-windows-passwords/

 

How to Use Web Capture Tool in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/164254-how-use-web-capture-tool-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Surface Duo: videos to help you learn how to use the device

Check out these videos to get started using the Surface Duo.

https://pureinfotech.com/surface-duo-get-started-videos/

 

How to use the PS4 DualShock 4 controller on a PC

Use the PlayStation 4 controller in Windows

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/gaming/how-to-use-the-ps4-dualshock-4-controller-on-a-pc-1309014

 

How To Change Your Monitor’s Refresh Rate Settings In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/change-windows-10-monitors-refresh-rate-settings/

 

Yapbam

Manage your budget the clever way by setting up account details and keeping an eye on transactions using this handy software application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/Finances-Business/Yapbam.shtml

 

Windows 10 continues to mess with Control Panel — and that’s bad news

Another feature has been moved to a new location in the latest Windows 10 build

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/windows-10-continues-to-mess-with-control-panel-and-thats-bad-news

 

MICROSOFT SURFACE DUO REVIEW: DOUBLE TROUBLES

All the right ideas — but spoiled by buggy software and a bad camera

https://www.theverge.com/21428763/microsoft-surface-duo-review

 

Ransomware Hits US District Court in Louisiana

The ransomware attack has exposed internal documents from the court and knocked its website offline.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/ransomware-hits-us-district-court-in-louisiana/d/d-id/1338899

 

Improve your internet speed: How to get to a faster connection by updating your DNS

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/improve-your-internet-speed-how-to-get-to-a-faster-connection-by-updating-your-dns/682567/

 

Microsoft Is Doubling the Price of Xbox Game Pass for PC on Sept. 17

$9.99 is still great value, especially considering EA Play games are now included.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-is-doubling-the-price-of-xbox-game-pass-for-pc-on-sept-17

 

The 'brushing' scam that's behind mystery parcels

https://news.yahoo.com/brushing-scam-thats-behind-mystery-175140175.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

Unlocking Creativity: Simple Tips to Beat Mental Slumps

Get past creative "dead zones" and restart your mental gears with these simple tips.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/unlock-creativity-tips-cheat-sheet/

 

Kalmuri is an easy-to use screen capture and screen recorder tool for Windows 10 PC

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/capture-screenshots-record-your-screen-kalmuri

 

Best Graphics Card 2020: Top GPUs for Gaming

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-graphics-cards

 

Chrome may soon check saved passwords for weaknesses

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/08/23/chrome-may-soon-check-saved-passwords-for-weaknesses/

 

How to Turn Your Raspberry Pi into NAS with OpenMediaVault

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

 

Report: Microsoft plans smaller sub-$600 Surface Laptop for students

It's an exciting return to the Surface Laptop's roots as a basic, solidly everyman PC.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3574428/report-microsoft-plans-smaller-sub-600-surface-laptop-for-students.html

 

Netwalker ransomware hits Argentinian government, demands $4 million

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/netwalker-ransomware-hits-argentinian-government-demands-4-million/

 

How to Add or Remove Web Capture Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/164253-add-remove-web-capture-button-toolbar-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

How to use recovery image to fix Surface Duo

Surface Duo won't start or is acting up? In this guide, you'll learn the steps to use the recovery image to restore the device to its working condition.

https://pureinfotech.com/recovery-image-fix-surface-duo/

 

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

Fourteen tips to get the most out of iOS 14

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

 

How To Automatically Delete Chrome History After Closing

https://www.techjunkie.com/automatically-delete-chrome-history-exit/

 

Microsoft Safety Scanner

A standalone on-demand computer scanner that performs quick, full, or custom analysis on your computer to detect potential threats

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Microsoft-Safety-Scanner.shtml

 

Apple Event leak just revealed all four new products — here's what's coming

Apple Watch and iPad updates are likely; the iPhone 12 isn't

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/apple-event-leak-just-revealed-all-four-new-products-heres-whats-coming

 

Google Groups rolling out redesign that includes improved mobile site

Groups will join the Material Design aesthetic of Google’s other products

https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/12/21434002/google-groups-redesign-material-theme-mobile

 

Spear-Phishers Leverage Office 365 Ecosystem to Validate Stolen Creds in Real Time

New attack technique uses Office 365 APIs to cross-check credentials against Azure Active Directory as victim types them in.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/spear-phishers-leverage-office-365-ecosystem-to-validate-stolen-creds-in-real-time/d/d-id/1338892

 

This text is a cleverly disguised shopping scam – don’t click!

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/scam-text-cleverly-disguised/753495/

 

Leak Suggests 1TB Seagate Xbox Storage Expansion Cards Cost $220

Does Seagate really believe people will pay over $200 for extra Xbox storage?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/leak-suggests-1tb-seagate-xbox-storage-expansion-cards-cost-220

 

US Border Patrol seized OnePlus Buds as 'counterfeit Apple AirPods'

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/us-customs-one-plus-buds-counterfeit-apple-air-pods-081804090.html

 

4 Reasons Why You Need a Smartwatch in 2020

On the fence about buying a smartwatch? Here are several good arguments that will help you decide if you should get a smartwatch.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/buy-wearable-4-reasons-need-smartwatch/

 

How to Disable or Enable Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-disable-or-enable-mobile-hotspot-in-windows-10

 

Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S release date and price finally revealed

Microsoft is set to hold a press event soon to showcase the next-gen console pricing, and it's pretty familiar.

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-series-x-and-xbox-series-s-release-date-and-price-finally-revealed

 

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/

 

4 of the Best Secure USB Storage Drives to Protect Your Data

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-secure-usb-drives/

 

Get set for school with a lengthy free Microsoft 365 (aka Office) trial

Best Buy is offering three months of Microsoft 365 Personal or Family for free

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3573806/get-set-for-school-with-a-lengthy-free-microsoft-365-aka-office-trial.html

 

How to remove unwanted apps from Windows 10

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/how-to-remove-unwanted-apps-from-windows-10/

 

How to Add Secure Delete to Recycle Bin Context Menu in Windows 10 

https://tinyurl.com/y68wcbob

 

How to mount drive with Linux file system using WSL 2 on Windows 10

You can now mount drives with Linux file systems on Windows 10 using the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2, and here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/mount-drive-linux-file-system-wsl2-windows-10/

 

How to switch from iPhone to Android

Don’t like them Apples any more? Here’s how to switch

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-switch-from-iphone-to-android

 

The Best 5Ghz WiFi Channel For Your Router [August 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/the-best-wifi-channel-for-5ghz/

 

Avast Free Antivirus

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

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

 

Apple Watch SE release date, cost, features and rumors

Here's what we know about the Apple Watch SE.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/apple-watch-se-release-date-cost-features-and-rumors

 

Facebook launching poll worker recruitment push this weekend

The company also will pay employees to take time off to work at the polls

https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/12/21433745/facebook-poll-worker-recruitment-voting-election

 

Cyber-Risks Explode With Move to Telehealth Services

The hasty shift to online delivery of primary care services since the COVID-19 outbreak has attracted significant attacker interest.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/cyber-risks-explode-with-move-to-telehealth-services/d/d-id/1338890

 

Fake COVID-19 alert threatens a fee for leaving your house

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/fake-covid-19-alert/753628/

 

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

 

5 ways the pandemic has made your computer slower—and the number one way to speed it up

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/slow-computer-system-mechanic-160236781.html

 

How to Control Your Mac's Fan Speed

We show you how to monitor and control your Mac's fan speed to troubleshoot and prevent overheating.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/control-mac-fan-speed/

 

How to count duplicate values in a column in Excel

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-count-duplicate-values-in-a-column-in-excel

 

SunCrypt Ransomware shuts down North Carolina school district

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/suncrypt-ransomware-shuts-down-north-carolina-school-district/

 

How to switch from Android to iPhone

You’ve guessed it: there’s an app for that

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-switch-from-android-to-iphone

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Windows 10 Version 1903 Home and Pro to Be Killed Off in December

The rollout of Windows 10 version 2004, or May 2020 Update, is still under way, and Microsoft hasn’t yet announced a target date when general availability is supposed to be reached.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-version-1903-home-and-pro-to-be-killed-off-in-december-531042.shtml

 

Alt Tab keys not working in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/alt-tab-keys-not-working-in-windows-10

 

Are Your Smartphone Photos Blurry? Here’s Why

https://www.howtogeek.com/687288/why-are-my-smartphone-photos-blurry/

 

Password Safe is a cross-platform and open source password manager

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/08/27/password-safe-is-a-cross-platform-and-open-source-password-manager/

 

Mullvad vs. NordVPN: Two popular VPNs do battle

We break it down, feature by feature.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3330816/mullvad-vs-nordvpn-vpn.html

 

Microsoft to finally kill Adobe Flash support by January 2021

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-to-finally-kill-adobe-flash-support-by-january-2021/

 

How to Fix the Obtaining IP Address Error on Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-obtaining-ip-address-error-android/

 

Best Windows 10 Driver Update Software 2020

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-windows-10-driver-update-software-2020

 

How to use Nvidia GeForce Now on a Chromebook

Get free Nvidia GeForce Now gaming

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-nvidia-geforce-now-on-a-chromebook

 

How to Turn On or Off Let Internet Explorer Open Sites in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/163941-turn-off-let-internet-explorer-open-sites-microsoft-edge.html

 

Step Up Your Pomodoro Productivity With These 6 Methods

You can use the Pomodoro Technique for much more than the basics. Here are fresh ways to use Pomodoros to your advantage.

https://www.makeuseof.com/pomodoro-productivity-methods/

 

Western Digital Caught Misrepresenting HDD RPM Speeds, Too

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/314745-western-digital-caught-misrepresenting-hdd-rpm-speeds-too

 

Microsoft Silently Working on Welcome Windows Update Feature

The rollout of Windows 10 version 2004, or May 2020 Update, continues, as Microsoft sticks with its original approach of making the new feature update available for devices across the world in stages.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-silently-working-on-welcome-windows-update-feature-531052.shtml

 

Laptop buying guide: What to look for in 2020, and what to avoid

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/laptop-buying-guide-114506030.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

Where to buy webcams now: These retailers have stock

Retailers where to buy webcams right now

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

 

Microsoft snubs Apple’s olive branch to cloud gaming: ‘a bad experience for customers’

New App Store rules open the door to game streaming, with a catch

https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/11/21433071/microsoft-apple-app-store-rules-xcloud-game-streaming-xbox-game-pass

 

Surface Book 3 picks up September 2020 firmware update

Microsoft releases new firmware update for Surface Book 3 to fix a slew of problems.

https://pureinfotech.com/surface-book-3-september-2020-firmware-update/

 

All the best free utility programs for Windows in one place

https://www.komando.com/downloads/free-windows-utility-programs/752011/

 

Nvidia Acquires Arm for $40 Billion

Arm will remain in the UK, where Nvidia pledges to 'build a world-class AI research facility.' But the deal faces some tough regulatory scrutiny.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/nvidia-acquires-arm-for-40-billion

 

How to export and download your Gmail email data as a MBOX file

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/download-gmail-email-mbox-file

 

How to Transcribe Audio in Microsoft Word

https://www.howtogeek.com/687218/how-to-transcribe-audio-in-microsoft-word/

 

Microsoft announces Flash end of support schedule: you can soon remove Flash from Windows entirely

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/05/microsoft-announces-flash-end-of-support-schedule-you-can-soon-remove-flash-from-windows-entirely/

 

Vivaldi's Break Mode offers a vacation from the Internet

Who doesn't need a break from the Internet sometime, Vivaldi's browser wonders.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3573758/vivaldis-break-mode-offers-a-vacation-from-the-internet.html

 

U.S. Department of Defense discloses critical and high severity bugs

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-department-of-defense-discloses-critical-and-high-severity-bugs/

 

How to Get Access to WindowsApps Folder in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/access-windowsapps-folder-windows-10/

 

Windows 10 September Patch Tuesday improves security for several devices

Plenty of fixes come with this month's patch of cumulative updates.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-september-patch-tuesday

 

How to run your old PC games on Windows 10

The classics never die (on PC)

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-run-your-old-pc-games-on-windows-10

 

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

 

Microsoft Word Can Now Automatically Transcribe Your Conversations

You can now tell Word to transcribe that hour-long meeting and get on with your life.

https://www.makeuseof.com/microsoft-adds-transcription-word/

 

How to Run Android Apps on Your Windows PC

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/83812-run-android-apps-on-your-windows-pc-2

 

Microsoft Surface Duo Is Now Available: Three Things You Need to Know

Microsoft’s Surface Duo is now officially available, as the Redmond-based software giant has started shipping the device to customers who pre-ordered it since the August announcement.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-surface-duo-is-now-available-three-things-you-need-to-know-531034.shtml

 

Zoom, the office and the future: What will work look like after coronavirus?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/zoom-office-future-look-coronavirus-075701006.html

 

Google Maps is back on Apple Watch — how to get it now

Google Maps is once again usable on Apple's wearables

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-maps-is-back-on-apple-watch-how-to-get-it-now

 

Lenovo’s IdeaPad Slim 7 is a showcase for AMD’s exceptional new processor

An unremarkable laptop with a remarkable chip

https://www.theverge.com/21423498/lenovo-ideapad-slim-7-2020-amd-review

 

WINDOWS 10 GETS ARCHIVE APPS FEATURE TO FREE UP SPACE

Windows 10 now can free up additional storage space by archiving those apps you don't use frequently.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-archive-apps-free-up-space/

 

10 ways to watch movies for free

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/10-ways-to-watch-movies-for-free/707720/

 

Zoom Adds Two-Factor Authentication for Enhanced Account Security

Add an extra layer of security to your account using an authenticator app, text message, or phone call.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/zoom-adds-two-factor-authentication-for-enhanced-account-security

 

How to Set up and Test a Microphone on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/set-up-and-test-microphone-on-windows-10

 

Why You Should Update All Your Software

https://www.howtogeek.com/686687/why-you-should-update-all-your-software/

 

Windows 10 version 2004 update KB4571744 with massive list of fixes released

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/04/windows-10-version-2004-update-kb4571744-with-massive-list-of-fixes-released/

 

Intel Tiger Lake laptops will begin shipping in October

Consumers will still have to wait at least a month.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3574022/intel-tiger-lake-laptops-will-begin-shipping-in-october.html

 

Microsoft releases KB4571744 to fix Windows 10 update issue

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-releases-kb4571744-to-fix-windows-10-update-issue/

 

How to Capture a Scrolling Screenshot in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/capture-scrolling-screenshot-windows/

 

Where to buy face masks with popular styles for 2020

These online stores have a variety of styles for all your face-covering needs, and their masks are a hit with CNET readers.

https://www.cnet.com/health/where-to-buy-face-masks-with-popular-styles-for-2020/

 

The ultimate guide to boosting Wi-Fi: 23 ways to improve your internet speed

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-ultimate-guide-to-boost-wi-fi-improve-your-internet-speed

 

How to Check Drive Health and SMART Status in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/163843-how-check-drive-health-smart-status-windows-10-a.html

 

You Can Now Run Samsung Galaxy Apps on Your PC

With the new Your Phone update, you can now reply to WhatsApp messages using your PC's keyboard.

https://www.makeuseof.com/samsung-galaxy-phone-apps-pc/

 

Voice assistants don’t work for kids: The problem with speech recognition in the classroom

https://techcrunch.com/2020/09/09/voice-assistants-dont-work-for-kids-the-problem-with-speech-recognition-in-the-classroom/

 

Windows 10 Cumulative Updates to Also Include Servicing Stack Updates

Microsoft has recently announced that Windows 10 cumulative updates will also integrate servicing stack updates for easier deployment on all devices.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-cumulative-updates-to-also-include-servicing-stack-updates-531026.shtml

 

How to use the Command Prompt in Windows 10

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/learn-way-around-windows-10-141511447.html

 

Facebook appealing order by Ireland’s privacy regulator that could halt EU-US data transfers

The social media company considers Ireland’s move premature

https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/11/21432047/facebook-appealing-ireland-privacy-regulator-data-transfer-us-eu

 

Windows 10 gets new Disk Management tool in Settings

Microsoft is working to bring the Disk Management tool to the Settings app, and this is how the tool looks in the latest preview of Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-new-disk-management-tool-settings/

 

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

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

 

The Gateway PC Brand Returns With New Laptops (Acer owns Gateway and Sharp owns Toshiba now called Dynalink, confusing)

Acer, which acquired Gateway in 2007, is bringing back the brand to sell consumer-focused laptops in the US. The products will be sold exclusively through Walmart.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-gateway-pc-brand-returns-with-new-laptops

 

The system registry contains invalid file paths – Windows 10 Upgrade error

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/the-system-registry-contains-invalid-file-paths-windows-10-upgrade-error

 

How to Encrypt Files with gocryptfs on Linux

https://www.howtogeek.com/686779/how-to-encrypt-files-with-gocryptfs-on-linux/

 

PowerToys: toggle microphone and video camera on or off with global shortcuts

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/04/powertoys-toggle-microphone-and-video-camera-on-or-off-with-global-shortcuts/

 

The Acer Swift 3 and Swift 5 put Intel's Tiger Lake CPU into affordable laptops

The Swift 3 gets an 11th-gen upgrade, while the Swift 5 adds a GeForce MX GPU.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3573258/the-acer-swift-3-and-swift-5-put-intels-tiger-lake-cpu-into-affordable-laptops.html

 

Microsoft brings iOS' spacebar cursor control to Windows 10

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-brings-ios-spacebar-cursor-control-to-windows-10/

 

5 Ways to Check Hard Disk Health on Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/check-hard-disk-health-windows/

 

The best face masks to use while exercising for 2020

And what to look for when you shop for a performance mask.

https://www.cnet.com/health/the-best-face-masks-to-use-while-exercising-for-2020/

 

How to turn a second hand PC into a gaming beast

Make easy upgrades for a cheap, reliable machine

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-turn-a-second-hand-pc-into-a-gaming-beast

 

How to Enable or Disable Credential Guard in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/68935-enable-disable-credential-guard-windows-10-a.html?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=ca4fb47f6f01ad026b0aa636416940b75e91901c-1600093622-0-AaooqHNupe7L0-fOt92bLRHJOTWUuLaHaPntJUbCnsXygzsXVRzqjuIxlGOkulaSl2g0CfU5JZmSxfXG0jdz5TznVDxVqm5Dyc-zn-4IYBtkS3_r_l6mM2VXIf2lIG7e9smY62z4cA_aX5iXURAGzyOBwuxHnrZ7FlQfUrOONu7YsI0yGRBpdmvorqOHhBTY43cLk_CV36AFIT3Ta4-J2MBC9Ii2W_RwP44shzkqf_d8nJOwoD0pk9MdUt6jVtqGirUvskxHn7INtr-w2oMF_H1gudXhKp1rgIbozn9T58FjRzE-HCfQNH3KAbmDjoHMA5J1Mv2ZscYgtJvNz7QRFcOcddrkWWXRWXih5XD843X6

 

6 Unique Ways to Find Film and TV Show Recommendations

What movie or TV show should you watch next? Try these unique recommendation sites that do not depend on AI.

https://www.makeuseof.com/unique-ways-to-find-film-and-tv-show-recommendations/

 

Google’s new ‘Verified Calls’ feature will tell you why a business is calling you

https://techcrunch.com/2020/09/08/googles-new-verified-calls-feature-will-tell-you-why-a-business-is-calling-you/

 

Google Docs Users Can Now Edit Microsoft Office Documents on Android

Google has recently announced that it’s bringing Microsoft Office editing on Android, which essentially means that mobile users can finally make changes to documents created in Microsoft’s productivity suite.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/google-docs-users-can-now-edit-microsoft-office-documents-on-android-531025.shtml

 

Experts dissected TikTok's algorithm and say a US buyer will struggle to replicate its magic

https://www.yahoo.com/news/experts-dissected-tiktoks-algorithm-us-110944533.html?_fsig=w5u1Tngx44cYQIPnUb3xVA--

 

Best Zoom alternatives for video calling

These are the best Zoom alternatives when you don't want to use Zoom

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/best-zoom-alternatives

 

Zoom’s mobile and desktop apps now support two-factor authentication

It was previously only available via the web

https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/11/21432132/zoom-two-factor-authentication-2fa-mobile-desktop-web-security

 

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/

 

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

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

 

Hackers From Russia, China, Iran Are Targeting Presidential Campaigns, Microsoft Warns

Hacking attempts against people associated with the Biden and Trump campaigns were unsuccessful, Microsoft says, but the company is urging everyone involved in the 2020 elections to stay on guard. 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/hackers-from-russia-china-iran-are-targeting-presidential-campaigns-microsoft

 

How to update Drivers using Command Prompt in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/update-drivers-using-command-prompt

 

How to Change Nearby Share Device Visibility on Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/685522/how-to-change-nearby-share-device-visibility-on-android/

 

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

 

Does forgetting passwords run in the family? There’s a quick fix for that—and you can try it for free

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/lastpass-families-password-manager-012949793.html

 

4K HDMI cables: How to cut through the marketing lingo and figure out what you actually need

Before you buy a new cable to go with a 4K TV, consider what you’re using the TV for.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3330376/do-i-need-a-4k-hdmi-cable.html

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