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Microsoft Will Finally Try to Fix Its Outlook Problem

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/microsoft-365/242438/microsoft-will-finally-try-to-fix-its-outlook-problem

 

Your iPhone may be wiped of its data to fix battery problems after update, Apple says

https://www.yahoo.com/news/iphone-may-wiped-data-fix-000041439.html

 

How to reset firewall settings on Windows 10

Windows 10 allows you to reset the firewall settings in several ways to fix problems or remove no longer needed rules, and in this guide, you'll learn how to complete the task in four different ways.

https://pureinfotech.com/reset-firewall-settings-windows-10/

 

A Peek Behind My Backup Curtain

https://askleo.com/a-peek-behind-my-backup-curtain/

 

Lyft teams up with Epic to let hospitals schedule rides for patients from medical records system

  - Lyft is integrating with Epic to make it easier for hospital staff to schedule rides for their patients. 

  - More health plans are covering the cost of nonemergency medical transportation to ensure that patients show up to their appointments. 

  - Two hospital networks have signed up so far: Ochsner Health in Louisiana and Tampa General in Florida. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/08/lyft-integrates-with-epic-to-schedule-rides-from-medical-record.html

 

Malicious Actors Crash U.S. Election: Spoofed Emails Attempt to Gather U.S. Voter Registration Data

https://blog.knowbe4.com/malicious-actors-crash-u.s.-election-spoofed-emails-attempt-to-gather-u.s.-voter-registration-data

 

8 Chrome Flags You Should Enable to Boost Your Browsing

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

 

Gmail encounters more than 100 million phishing attempts every day

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/gmail-encounters-more-than-100-million-phishing-attempts-every-day-103573/

 

Save tabs for later with the Reading List extension for Firefox

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/01/save-tabs-for-later-with-the-reading-list-extension-for-firefox/

 

Is There a Delete Button for the Internet?

https://askbobrankin.com/is_there_a_delete_button_for_the_internet.html

 

The 5 Best Tools to Repair Corrupted or Damaged Files in Windows

If you've got damaged files on Windows, you might be able to bring them back to life with data repair tools.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-tools-repair-corrupted-damaged-files-windows/

 

How Microsoft will end Office's perpetual licensing

Microsoft in September announced that the next version of its on-premises Exchange Server will be available only as a subscription-based product. What does that say about its licensing plans for Office?

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3584844/how-microsoft-will-end-offices-perpetual-licensing.html

 

Windows XP and Server 2003 compiled from leaked source code

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-xp-and-server-2003-compiled-from-leaked-source-code/

 

Microsoft report shows increasing sophistication of cyber threats

https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2020/09/29/microsoft-digital-defense-report-cyber-threats/

 

MagSafe may make a comeback as a wireless charger for iPhone 12

https://www.macworld.com/article/3584457/magsafe-may-make-a-comeback-as-a-wireless-charger-for-iphone-12.html

 

In historic report, House Democrats say Facebook, Amazon, Alphabet, Apple enjoy ‘monopoly power’

Republicans have voiced objections to some of the bolder proposals in the report, like imposing structural separations.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/facebook-amazon-alphabet-apple-monopoly-power-dems-say-rcna147

 

Warning: Smartphone malware can steal passwords, banking info from 226 apps

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/alien-smartphone-malware/758334/

 

Latest Windows 10 Build Asks How You Plan to Use Your Device

Your answer allows Microsoft to customize the suggestions it makes for tools and services to use.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/latest-windows-10-build-asks-how-you-plan-to-use-your-device

 

You can finally give your iPhone's home screen a fresh new look in iOS 14 — and this app gives you a bunch of custom tools to do it

https://www.yahoo.com/news/finally-iphones-home-screen-fresh-135347659.html

 

How to disable web search suggestions on Windows 10

You can disable web search suggestions in the Windows 10 Start menu, but you need to modify the Registry – here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/disable-web-search-windows-10/

 

What about Windows 10 backup?

While Windows 10 backup is included as part of the operating system, I consider it to be barely adequate, and prefer a more full-featured solution.

https://askleo.com/windows-10-backup/

 

UK lawmakers accuse Huawei of ‘collusion’ with Beijing, say telco’s gear may be axed from British networks by 2025

  - U.K. Parliament’s defence committee said in a new report that there is “clear evidence of collusion” between Huawei and the “Chinese Communist Party apparatus.”

  - They pointed to allegations of state funding to Huawei as well as the company potentially having to comply with China’s national security laws. 

  - The lawmakers said that U.K. operators might have to consider ripping out Huawei gear from their 5G networks by 2025, rather than 2027, if certain conditions change. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/08/huawei-accused-of-collusion-with-china-communist-party-uk-lawmakers.html

 

[Heads up] Paying Ransomware Criminals Might Land You A Steep Federal Fine

https://blog.knowbe4.com/heads-up-paying-ransomware-criminals-might-land-you-a-steep-federal-fine

 

How to Detect Keyloggers in Windows Systems

https://www.maketecheasier.com/detect-keyloggers-windows-system/

 

New Microsoft support site brings changes to URL structure, site metadata

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/new-microsoft-support-site-brings-changes-to-url-structure-site-metadata-103563/

 

Microsoft is testing a new Windows 10 device setup feature

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/08/microsoft-is-testing-a-new-windows-10-device-setup-feature/

 

Geekly Update - 07 October 2020Category: Tech-News

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_07_october_2020.html

 

10 Easy Ways to Tune Up Your Mac for Best Performance

Here are several simple ways to tune up your Mac for best performance to keep it feeling fresh.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/quick-ways-to-tune-up-your-mac/

 

An introduction to Windows 10’s new PowerToys

Like their ‘90s namesakes, the tools in Microsoft’s new PowerToys app are quite useful for power users.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3584919/an-introduction-to-windows-10-s-new-powertoys.html

 

#BanksNeverAskThat

Fight phishing fraud with this free, ready-made campaign from ABA.

Every day, thousands of people fall victim to fraudulent emails, texts and calls from scammers pretending to be from their bank. Banks of all sizes are suffering significant monetary and reputational losses from these increasingly sophisticated scams targeting their customers. We want to change that.

https://www.aba.com/advocacy/community-programs/banksneveraskthat

 

Deepfake Putin is here to warn Americans about their self-inflicted doom

AI-generated synthetic media is being used in a political ad campaign—not to disrupt the election, but to save it.

https://www-technologyreview-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.technologyreview.com/2020/09/29/1009098/ai-deepfake-putin-kim-jong-un-us-election/amp/

 

Apple's pay services explained and how to find and change payment methods

What’s the difference between Apple Card, Apple Cash etc.? And Apple splits payment in multiple places, sometimes making it hard to track down

https://www.macworld.com/article/3583731/apples-pay-services-explained.html

 

U.S. patchwork of state, county election computer networks still vulnerable to cyberattacks

"A lot of good stuff has been done," said one expert. "But let's face it, we've got 54 states and territories. The risk landscape is pretty broad."

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/u-s-patchwork-state-county-election-computer-networks-still-vulnerable-n1241337

 

Practical tech tip: How to digitize your most important documents

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/digitize-important-documents/756943/

 

North American Governments Hit Hardest by Rise in Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware is out of control in 2020, and those most likely hit by an attack are governments and small businesses that are ill-equipped to protect themselves.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/north-american-governments-hit-hardest-by-rise-in-ransomware-attacks

 

T-Mobile expands LTE broadband to rural areas 'abandoned' by AT&T

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/t-mobile-home-lte-dsl-shutdown-092235265.html

 

How to copy and paste hardware specs on Windows 10

You can now easily copy your device information to the clipboard, and in this guide, you'll how to complete the task on Windows 10

https://pureinfotech.com/copy-paste-hardware-specs-windows-10/

 

How to Create a Backup Image Using Macrium Reflect Free

Once I've convinced you that image backups are important, your next question is most likely to be "OK, How?". Here's a short-and-sweet answer and resources to learn more.

https://askleo.com/create-backup-image-using-macrium-reflect-free/

 

Democrats and Republicans disagree on how to curb Big Tech’s power — here’s where they differ

The House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust recommends several ways for Congress to rewrite antitrust laws so they apply to the Big Tech companies Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google.

Even though Democrats and Republicans are in broad agreement that the tech titans have monopoly power, party differences on how to fix the problem make it doubtful sweeping regulation will come to pass.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/07/democrats-and-republicans-disagree-on-how-to-regulate-big-tech.html

 

[Heads Up] Scam of The Week: Watch Out For Trump COVID Disinformation

https://blog.knowbe4.com/heads-up-scam-of-the-week-watch-out-for-trump-covid-disinformation

 

How to Set Up Bluetooth in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/setup-bluetooth-in-linux/

 

Here’s the full list of Microsoft software that will expire on October 13, 2020

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/list-of-microsoft-software-that-will-expire-on-october-13-103534/

 

Chrome is blocking downloads? Here is why!

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/08/chrome-is-blocking-downloads-here-is-why/

 

Partners: Office 365 Outages Suggest Microsoft Is Getting Overwhelmed

One solution provider is telling customers that Microsoft is ‘facing unprecedented utilization and demand and is feeling growing pains.’

https://www.crn.com/news/cloud/partners-office-365-outages-suggest-microsoft-is-getting-overwhelmed

 

Everything We Know About the New Google Chromecast

https://www.makeuseof.com/new-google-chromecast-leak/

 

Troubleshooting Windows 10 with Reliability Monitor

Built into Windows 10, this old-school tool is great at diagnosing crashes, hangs and other issues.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3575353/troubleshooting-windows-10-with-reliability-monitor.html

 

Microsoft and GameStop's New Agreement Doesn't Turn the Retail Chain into Xbox Stores

This is mostly about Microsoft Cloud.

https://www.ign.com/articles/microsoft-gamestop-agreement-xbox-store

 

Phishing Is All About Baiting The Hook

https://cybersecurityventures.com/phishing-is-all-about-baiting-the-hook/

 

OWC Thunderbolt 3 mini Dock review: Affordable dock offers connectivity for two 4K external displays

The two HDMI 2.0 ports can each handle up to 4K video at 60Hz.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3583956/owc-thunderbolt-3-mini-dock-review.html

 

Russian operation masqueraded as right-wing news site

The latest operation centered around a pseudo media organization called the Newsroom for American and European Based Citizens.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/russian-operation-masqueraded-right-wing-news-site-n1241710

 

Digital Life Hack: 15 insanely useful websites you need to bookmark

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/digital-life-hack-15-insanely-useful-websites-you-need-to-bookmark/694819/

 

AMD Targets PC Gamers With New Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs Arriving on Nov. 5

AMD took some shots at Intel in unveiling the new chips, which have been designed to excel at PC gaming and single-threaded performance. The four processors will start at $299 and scale up to $799.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/amd-targets-pc-gamers-with-new-ryzen-5000-desktop-cpus-arriving-on-nov

 

B&O is bringing back a turntable from the '70s and it costs $11,000

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bang-and-olufsen-restored-turntable-beogram-4000-classics-initiative-142643259.html

 

SURFACE LAPTOP GO TECH SPECS

Surface Laptop Go is the lightest and most affordable laptop for everyday tasks. Here are all the tech specs and details you need to know.

https://pureinfotech.com/surface-laptop-go-tech-specs/

 

Why Testing Your Backups Is Critical

Testing your backups is an easy step to overlook, but an important step to take. Make sure your backups will be there when you need them.

https://askleo.com/testing-backups-critical/

 

Congress just finished its Big Tech antitrust report — now it’s time to rewrite the laws

  - House Democrats unveiled their nearly 450-page antitrust report Tuesday finding Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google each hold monopoly power and, in some cases, should have parts of their businesses effectively broken up.

  - The investigation has shown a bipartisan appetite for reform, though several obstacles still lie ahead.

  - Subcommittee member Rep. Pramila Jayapal told CNBC that new bills could be introduced within the first six months of the next Congress.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/07/after-congress-big-tech-antitrust-report-its-time-to-rewrite-the-laws.html

 

RUSSIA RESPONSIBLE FOR OVER HALF OF ALL STATE-SPONSORED HACKING, MICROSOFT SAYS

Attacks focused on political groups, rather than national infrastructure, in an attempt to affect other governments’ policy

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/russia-hacking-state-pandemic-microsoft-north-korea-b746780.html

 

Useful Apple Maps Features You May Not Know

https://www.maketecheasier.com/customize-apple-maps-features/

 

Google Chrome becomes more private thanks to competition from Microsoft Edge

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/google-chrome-becomes-more-private-thanks-to-competition-from-microsoft-edge-103547/

 

The Global Privacy Control (GPC) explained in 500 words

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/10/the-global-privacy-control-gpc-explained-in-500-words/

 

Playstation 5 soldered 825 GB SSD puts a hard limit on the lifespan of each retail unit

What will happen when the internal SSD inevitably dies? We're not so sure. Whereas the primary drives in the PS3 and PS4 could all be easily replaced, the fixed SSD in the PS5 could be an issue far into the lifespan of the system.

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Playstation-5-soldered-825-GB-SSD-puts-a-hard-limit-on-the-lifespan-of-each-retail-unit.497370.0.html

 

4 Reasons Why You Don't Need a Laptop Anymore

Has the need for laptops been fully replaced by other devices? Here are several reasons why laptops are now sub-optimal purchases.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-reasons-dont-need-laptop-anymore/

 

The coast is clear to install September's Windows and Office patches

It’s been an interesting month, with a couple of flubs, but no new major plugged security holes and Microsoft has replaced its buggy SQL Server 2019 patch. Win10 version 2004 continues to astound with the number of swatted bugs, but all in all, you’re safe to install the September patches.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3584380/the-coast-is-clear-to-install-septembers-windows-and-office-patches.html

 

Gmail Go is now available on the Play Store for all Android users

Gmail Go was among the first "Go" apps that Google introduced for Android Go devices.

https://www.androidcentral.com/gmail-go-now-available-play-store-all-android-users

 

Gamers hit with over 14 million credential stuffing attacks daily

https://atlasvpn.com/blog/gamers-hit-with-over-14-million-credential-stuffing-attacks-daily/

 

How to format a thumb drive for both Mac and Windows

The Mac/Windows-compatible ExFat format allows larger file sizes than the old FAT32.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3575519/how-to-format-a-thumb-drive-for-both-mac-and-windows.html

 

Moderator of upcoming debate says his Twitter account was hacked

A tweet seeking advice from a prominent critic of the Trump administration appeared Thursday night on the Twitter account of C-SPAN host Steve Scully.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/all/moderator-upcoming-debate-says-his-twitter-account-was-hacked-n1242767

 

7 essential laptop maintenance tasks: Tips to clean your computer inside and out

https://www.komando.com/video/komando-picks/7-essential-laptop-maintenance-tasks-tips-to-clean-your-computer-inside-and-out-digital-life-hack/682535/

 

FBI Warns Against Using Hotel Wi-Fi for Work

The FBI says hotels in cities across the US have lax security allowing for easy exploitation by malicious actors.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/fbi-warns-against-using-hotel-wi-fi-for-work

 

DOJ Warns of Possible ‘Oncoming Storm’ in Report Detailing Dangers of Terrorist Use of Crypto

https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-attorney-general-releases-cryptocurrency-163719172.html

 

The PC market is the hottest it’s been in a decade, says Canalys

  - The biggest single beneficiary of the growth in the quarter was Acer.

  - Windows 10 use increased dramatically this year with people staying home from work and school.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/09/canalys-q3-pc-shipments-hit-fastest-growth-in-a-decade.html

 

Microsoft Excel file size error ‘responsible’ for unreported Covid-19 cases in UK

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-excel-file-size-error-responsible-for-unreported-covid-19-cases-103510/

 

What Elon Musk's 42,000 Satellites Could Do To Earth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw3R-4UC4wI&t=0s

 

WD_Black AN1500 Review: The PCIe Gen3 SSD with Gen4-like performance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A56Zpfy1KF4&t=0s

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Windows 10 update could bring major changes to the setup process

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/windows-10-update-could-bring-major-changes-to-the-setup-process

 

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

 

Basic Computer Security: How to Protect Yourself from Viruses, Hackers, and Thieves

https://www.howtogeek.com/173478/10-important-computer-security-practices-you-should-follow/

 

Brave privacy-focused browser now available to download on Dark Web

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/brave-privacy-focused-browser-now-available-to-download-on-dark-web-103516/

 

T-Mobile is expanding its rural home internet service to 450 more areas

The service is available in 27 states.

https://www.cnet.com/news/t-mobile-is-expanding-its-rural-home-internet-service-to-450-more-areas/

 

CopyMastro is an open source application that supports multi-threaded copying, folder based copy modes, task verification and more

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/06/copy-folders-using-advanced-options-with-copy-mastro/

 

Amid an Embarrassment of Riches, Ransom Gangs Increasingly Outsource Their Work

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/10/amid-an-embarrassment-of-riches-ransom-gangs-increasingly-outsource-their-work/

 

How to Choose the Right iPad

https://www.maketecheasier.com/choose-the-right-ipad/

 

Windows 10 October 2020 Update review: Subtle, but necessary

UI enhancements, a new browser, and more. Here's our review.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-october-2020-update-review

 

How to Remove Drive from Storage Pool for Storage Spaces in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/83777-remove-drive-storage-pool-storage-spaces-windows-10-a.html?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=3e91e0bd6405491a1004507c8f554226c54d81ea-1602288448-0-AaSybEHa0Jq6mqrwzILZPVL7utC33K-mSvjTiRnEpN8Vq6HZbWN4_2dLza7X7W82q5ybFpdl8PJDBEdvbSnjgRgi2byXecedGXue4MCrTU4nVdriwEnzjKnsueW9MnVPt4Ofvd-67AtDAon3zIcdmBpcaOjQa1XcDkxeYKQ6CNzlE3T0Ye4wy-LQP-lais2spVHz5fMDBvC7IGi8LFeLM-KRpSCaMGzlx5WF37NEP55ahn-0MUV6BTWstrpew00HVq5hdsDt_agqS0UewwmXvJLckPQ7FdmdgKgRG1d99dY4eJU_72CECMcrLdricCEd89UZkwct-k-iqPJrKvCoho_fgNncwmtx6UUazv_duyB4qfeOn7m4jITh0FVfx9Z_3A

 

Twitter closing my account for copyright violation? No, it’s a phishing attack

https://grahamcluley.com/twitter-closing-my-account-for-copyright-violation-no-its-a-phishing-attack/

 

Secure Your Email With This FREE Guide

Your email account is more vulnerable than you realize. Secure it today with the help of this free guide.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/free-email-security-guide/

 

Hacker Who Helped Islamic State to Remain in US Prison

https://www.securityweek.com/hacker-who-helped-islamic-state-remain-us-prison

 

Microsoft: Ransomware attacks grow more dynamic, human-oriented

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/microsoft-ransomware-attacks-are-becoming-more-dynamic-human-oriented/

 

These Plastic Objects Can Talk to Computers Without Electronics or Batteries

https://gizmodo.com/these-plastic-objects-can-talk-to-computers-without-ele-1845324111

 

The 3 Best Smartphone Tripods of 2020

Capturing that perfect picture is easier than ever before

https://www.lifewire.com/best-smartphone-tripods-4054017

 

Best soundbars to improve your TV's audio

TV speakers suck, but not everyone has the room—or the budget—for an A/V receiver and six or more loudspeakers. A soundbar can fit under or in front of your TV, and a good one will knock your socks off.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3197573/best-soundbars.html

 

Samsung's Galaxy S20 FE is surprisingly easy to love

Very few of its compromises are hard to live with.

https://www.engadget.com/samsung-galaxy-s20-fe-fan-edition-extended-hands-on-143012969.html

 

Update now! Chrome just got a ton of new security features

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/critical-chrome-update/758082/

 

Google Debuts New Alert For When a Hacker Possibly Broke Into Your Account

'The new alerts are resistant to spoofing, so you can always be sure they're coming from us,' Google said in redesigning the 'critical alert' notification.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-debuts-new-alert-for-when-a-hacker-possibly-broke-into-your-account

 

How to recover your Google account if you've been hacked, or forgot your email or password

https://www.yahoo.com/news/recover-google-account-youve-hacked-195500458.html

 

Why You Should Update All Your Software

https://www.howtogeek.com/686687/why-you-should-update-all-your-software/

 

Microsoft to discontinue Office Lens for Windows 10 on December 31, 2020

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-to-discontinue-office-lens-for-windows-10-103500/

 

Tired of getting political texts and ads on your phone? Do this

Election Day is less than a month away, so campaigners will be ramping up the number of political texts going out.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/tired-of-getting-political-texts-and-ads-on-your-phone-do-this/

 

Mozilla adds two Firefox add-on badges (verified and by Firefox)

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/06/mozilla-adds-two-firefox-add-on-badges-verified-and-by-firefox/

 

Microsoft Warns About Spike In Cyberattacks of COVID-19 Data

https://www.maketecheasier.com/microsoft-warns-spike-cyberattacks-covid-19-data/

 

How to use multiple desktops in Windows 10

The multiple desktops feature in Windows 10 is a handy way to manage multiple screens without actually having a multi-display setup.

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

 

How to Reset Settings App in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/165667-how-reset-settings-app-windows-10-a.html

 

Google warns of security holes in other vendors’ Android phones

And it’s going to keep on doing it…

https://grahamcluley.com/google-warns-android-security-holes-vendors-phones/

 

How to Set Up Medical ID on Your iPhone in Case of Emergencies

Your iPhone's Medical ID feature could save your life in an emergency. Here's how to use this feature properly.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/medical-id-iphone/

 

U.S. Seizes Domain Names Used by Iran for Disinformation
https://www.securityweek.com/us-seizes-domain-names-used-iran-disinformation

 

As tech reaches end of life, hackers are watching

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/as-tech-reaches-end-of-life-hackers-are-watching/

 

Could Someone Hack My Microchip Implant?

https://gizmodo.com/could-someone-hack-my-microchip-implant-1845216410

 

The Perils of Smart Locks

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

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

 

Best media streaming devices

Which streaming box is best for cord cutters? And what's the skinny on streaming sticks? Our buying guide will help you pick the right accessories for your TV.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3187462/best-media-streaming-device.html

 

Facebook shut down 10 fake-account networks over the last month

As usual, every network used different methods to shape opinions.

https://www.engadget.com/facebook-inauthentic-behavior-takedown-nigeria-myanmar-turning-point-usa-175501052.html

 

Scary new malware can survive even if you erase and reinstall Windows

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/unremovable-malware-threat/757935/

 

MSI Subsidiary Caught Scalping RTX 3080, 3090 Cards on eBay

Following an investigation, MSI 'found that an error' allowed company sales subsidiary Starlit Partner to access the RTX 3000 graphics cards, which it then sold on eBay at inflated prices.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/msi-subsidiary-caught-scalping-rtx-3080-3090-cards-on-ebay

 

Google apps will add notifications for 'critical' security issues

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-in-app-security-alerts-203403503.html

 

Watch Out: 99.9 Percent of Hacked Microsoft Accounts Don’t Use 2FA (this has been true for Gmail)

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

 

Top reasons why Windows 10 will be powered by Linux in the near future

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/top-reasons-why-windows-10-will-be-powered-by-linux-in-the-near-future-103406/

 

Encrypted messages don't always stay private. Here's what that means for you

An alleged plot to kidnap the governor of Michigan puts the spotlight on secure messaging apps.

https://www.cnet.com/news/encrypted-messages-dont-always-stay-private-heres-what-that-means-for-you/

 

Neat URL is an extension for Chrome and Firefox that removes tracking elements from links

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/25/neat-url-is-an-extension-for-chrome-and-firefox-that-removes-tracking-elements-from-links/

 

Attacks Aimed at Disrupting the Trickbot Botnet

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/10/attacks-aimed-at-disrupting-the-trickbot-botnet/

 

What Does System Restore Do in Windows 10?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-system-restore-can-and-cannot-do-to-your-windows-system/

 

Best Antivirus Software 2020

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-antivirus-software

 

How to Add or Remove Vertical Tabs Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/165454-how-add-remove-vertical-tabs-button-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Malware campaign poses as Team Blue Take Action email

Beware malicious Word document designed to infect PCs with Emotet.

https://grahamcluley.com/malware-campaign-poses-as-team-blue-take-action-email/

 

The 8 Most Common Tricks Used to Hack Passwords

Trying to figure out someone's password? Consider reviewing your life choices. Here's how to protect your password from hackers instead.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-common-tactics-hack-passwords/

 

Russia-Linked Hackers Targeting Russian Industrial Organizations

https://www.securityweek.com/russia-linked-hackers-targeting-russian-industrial-organizations

 

What one company’s deal with the feds tells us about the long tail of data breaches

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/what-one-companys-deal-with-the-feds-tells-us-about-the-long-tail-of-data-breaches/

 

I Feel Like an Asshole When I Ask Google Assistant to Tighten My Nike Laces (you got to be kidding)

https://gizmodo.com/i-feel-like-an-asshole-when-i-ask-google-assistant-to-t-1845302737

 

Glitches in Georgia’s High-Tech Electronic Voting System Raise Concerns

Hackers in the machines?

https://www.lifewire.com/glitches-in-georgia-s-high-tech-electronic-voting-system-raise-concerns-5080898

 

The Blink Mini security cam is now only $25 for Prime members

A solid choice for indoor security, this camera delivers a 110-degree field of view, and 1080p recording. Now its 29% off.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3584695/the-blink-mini-security-cam-is-now-only-25-for-prime-members.html

 

Twitter suspends 1,600 accounts linked to state disinformation networks

It blocked accounts allegedly run by Iran, Saudi Arabia, Cuba and Thailand.

https://www.engadget.com/twitter-state-backed-accounts-iran-saudi-arabia-cuba-thailand-russia-174635749.html

 

Election 2020 security: Hackers are using fake websites and email accounts to fool you

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/scam-election-sites/757777/

 

Microsoft Wants xCloud to Replace Game Demo Downloads

Why download and install game demos when you can stream them instantly?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-wants-xcloud-to-replace-game-demo-downloads

 

Computers Aboard Airliners Vulnerable to Hacking, Watchdog Says

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/computers-aboard-airliners-vulnerable-hacking-152836347.html

 

Why Are iPhone Apps “Pasting From” Other Apps?

https://www.howtogeek.com/692572/why-are-iphone-apps-pasting-from-other-apps/

 

Your PC could get hijacked by ransomware in under 45 minutes!

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/your-pc-could-get-hijacked-by-ransomware-in-under-45-minutes-103404/

 

Google Assistant voice commands work with Android apps now

Starting today, Android users can use Google Assistant voice commands to run tasks in compatible third-party apps.

https://www.cnet.com/news/google-assistant-voice-commands-work-with-android-apps-now/

 

How to disable Bing Search in Windows 10 version 2004 and newer

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/05/how-to-disable-bing-search-in-windows-10-version-2004-and-newer/

 

Who is Tech Investor John Bernard?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/09/who-is-tech-investor-john-bernard/

 

The Best Gmail Features You Should Know to Improve Email Experience

https://www.maketecheasier.com/gmail-update-best-new-features/

 

Get the Tribit StormBox Micro Bluetooth speaker for its lowest price at $27

https://www.windowscentral.com/get-tribit-stormbox-micro-bluetooth-speaker-its-lowest-price-27

 

How to Enable or Disable Allow Extensions from Other Stores in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/165399-enable-disable-allow-extensions-other-stores-microsoft-edge.html

 

Hackers disguise malware attack as new details on Donald Trump’s COVID-19 illness

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/hackers-disguise-malware-attack-details-donald-trumps-covid-19-illness/

 

How to View Your Laptop's Battery Cycle Count on Windows and Mac

Here's how to check the amount of battery cycles you've gone through on Windows 10 and Mac laptops.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/check-laptops-battery-health-battery-cycles/

 

Google Readies Redesigned Security Alerts for Google Accounts

https://www.securityweek.com/google-readies-redesigned-security-alerts-google-accounts

 

Here are the questions Congress asks after a ransomware attack

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/here-are-the-questions-congress-asks-after-a-ransomware-attack/

 

What the Advanced Camera Controls on Your Phone Actually Mean

https://gizmodo.com/what-the-advanced-camera-controls-on-your-phone-actuall-1845310025

 

Use Bullet Points for Readability in Emails

Format your email messages with bullets for better legibility

https://www.lifewire.com/bullet-points-in-emails-1165431

 

APC targets console and PC gamers with its Back-UPS Pro Gaming uninterruptible power supply

The UPS protects sensitive electronics from power surges and produces a pure sine wave while operating on battery power in the event of a blackout.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3576373/apc-targets-console-and-pc-gamers-with-back-ups-pro-gaming-ups.html

 

New Android feature alerts you to smoke alarms and other 'critical' sounds

Your phone can warn you if it hears your dog barking.

https://www.engadget.com/android-sound-notification-alerts-170045534.html

 

Check this list! Android phones Google says are in danger of being hacked

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/android-hacking-risks/757813/

 

Elon Musk: Public Beta for SpaceX's Satellite Internet Will Start Soon

With today’s successful launch, SpaceX now has about 770 satellites in orbit to power Starlink, which is currently capable of delivering 100Mbps download speeds.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/elon-musk-public-beta-for-spacexs-satellite-internet-will-start-soon

 

Google, Oracle Face Off in Supreme Court in Largest Software Development Case Ever

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/f7f06e2a-9cd2-37f0-a607-5d98b01f593f/google-oracle-face-off-in.html

 

Android's new Sound Notifications will alert you to 'critical sounds' around you

The feature is geared toward people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

https://www.cnet.com/news/androids-new-sound-notifications-will-alert-you-about-critical-sounds-around-you/

 

Upgrade your smart home with TP-Link's Kasa Smart Switch on sale for $14

https://www.windowscentral.com/upgrade-your-smart-home-tp-links-kasa-smart-switch-sale-14

 

iPhone 13 leak reveals this highly anticipated design update

The iPhone 13 display is in for a couple of major shakeups next year

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/iphone-13-leak-reveals-this-highly-anticipated-design-update

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How to Resume Reading From Where You Left Off in PDF Files

Want to resume reading where you left off in PDF files? We show you how to enable this feature in various PDF readers.

https://www.makeuseof.com/resume-reading-from-where-you-left-off-in-pdf-files/

 

The Internet Is Broken, and ISPs Are to Blame

https://gizmodo.com/the-internet-is-broken-and-isps-are-to-blame-1845289939

 

How to Use Meet Now in the Windows 10 Taskbar to Create or Join a Meeting in Skype

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/165967-how-use-meet-now-windows-10-create-join-meeting-skype.html?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=45f03c3de00496ed9ad0a1d51414e9455a384691-1602255513-0-AeqGeysHf9OAQ1MFwRyHn2mo8LReRIQJgLOJQSupsXjIq1z5XrHUdYbDD30N4rEauRvjqTU523-BGuqd3MOiyZdvYtV3kJXuk3gkX_n5EDJEtONjPGoQ9wwyw-gmSyiuhG6_9FC7ReIB3KsumL-MupXvblHxJVPNMlS5sYHHHAdYd7HywzfZ-O4i8Nx-J6u0JMp3A8m61bzWhxEvWUlGB6YyW7o_T7eFvs7w5dzfYfzy9meRFDSQOlJA0J0mASKTZ-GjHJBP-NSEFmU7MeNYGdCH7_Nl5NvXfUHuS352DTL2xX1CmtLr8AjN_BPhRyxCYH-oB9eOgzfGzZvSIqG02bZvWaflmkL7Yl8j5B0vy6mGc5knUw-uxpUQb7zqxHwM2g

 

How to Optimize USB Storage for Better Performance on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/410353/how-to-optimize-usb-storage-for-better-performance-on-windows-10/

 

How to Unlock Google Chrome's Experimental Tab Scrolling Early

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-unlock-google-chromes-experimental-tab-scrolling-1845312474

 

Intel Evo laptops: What you need to know about the latest Ultrabook platform brand

With Intel 11th Gen "Tiger Lake" processors comes a new platform brand called "Evo." Here's what you can expect from laptops wearing the badge.

https://www.windowscentral.com/intel-evo

 

Search for content not available on Google Search using these search engines

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/find-content-not-available-on-google-search

 

An inside look at how ransomware groups go stealth

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/an-inside-look-at-how-ransomware-groups-go-stealth/

 

DSLR vs. Mirrorless – What’s the Difference?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/dslr-vs-mirrorless/

 

Make Windows 10's Start Menu open web searches in the browser and search engine of your choice with Search Deflector

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/30/make-windows-start-menu-and-cortana-to-open-web-searches-in-the-browser-and-search-engine-of-your-choice-with-search-deflector/

 

Microsoft takes jab at Apple, Google with new app store principles

The 10 principles are meant to promote choice, fairness and innovation on Windows 10.

https://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-takes-a-jab-at-apple-google-with-new-app-store-principles/

 

Microsoft tests a Windows 10 setup screen that asks how you'll use your PC

The Windows 10 setup experience could customize for gamers, families or creatives.

https://www.engadget.com/windows-10-customized-setup-015613729.html

 

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

 

The Rebellion Against App Stores Goes Global

Developers are done with Google

https://www.lifewire.com/the-rebellion-against-app-stores-goes-global-5080572

 

How to fix an old iPhoto problem with location names

Gone, but not forgotten.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3583773/how-to-fix-an-old-iphoto-problem-with-location-names.html

 

7 Ways to Bookmark Your Favorite Folders in Windows

Create bookmarks for your favorite folders if you need quick access to them in Windows. Here are a few methods you can try out.

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

 

SK Hynix Develops World's First 64GB DDR5 RAM Modules

These DDR5 modules are 1.8x faster than DDR4 and uses 20 percent less power.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/sk-hynix-develops-worlds-first-64gb-ddr5-ram-modules

 

Scary new malware can survive even if you erase and reinstall Windows

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/unremovable-malware-threat/757935/

 

How to Restore Missing Default Power Plans in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/110372-restore-missing-default-power-plans-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Show Windows 10’s Hidden Floating Performance Panels

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

 

Automatically Change Your Apple Watch Face by Location or Time

https://lifehacker.com/automatically-change-your-apple-watch-face-by-location-1845304120

 

Antitrust probe agrees on problems, divided over solutions

"With a problem this significant, one shouldn't be surprised that there is a variety of legislative solutions being offered."

https://www.windowscentral.com/antitrust-probe-agrees-problems-divided-over-solutions

 

How to fix slow keyboard response in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/typing-lag-or-slow-keyboard-response-in-windows-10

 

Common bugs make anti-virus solutions vulnerable to exploitation

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/common-bugs-make-anti-virus-solutions-vulnerable-to-exploitation/

 

How to Share Files and Locations With Google Calendar

https://www.maketecheasier.com/share-files-locations-google-calendar/

 

Apps & Features (Settings) is no replacement for Programs & Features (Control Panel) in Windows 10

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/30/apps-features-settings-is-no-replacement-for-programs-features-control-panel-in-windows-10/

 

Privacy push could stop some annoying website pop-ups and online tracking

The Global Privacy Control includes notable allies like Mozilla, The New York Times, Brave and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.cnet.com/news/privacy-effort-could-stop-some-annoying-website-popups-and-online-tracking/

 

Intel confirms 11th-gen 'Rocket Lake' desktop CPUs for early 2021

And they'll finally offer PCIe 4.0 support.

https://www.engadget.com/intel-11th-gen-rocket-lake-cpus-desktops-160054994.html

 

Cybersecurity Pioneer McAfee Arrested for U.S. Tax Evasion

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/cybersecurity-pioneer-mcafee-sued-sec-213507828.html

 

Why You Need a Firewall App for Your iPhone

Apps are thirsty for your data—here’s how to stop them

https://www.lifewire.com/why-you-need-a-firewall-app-for-your-iphone-5080119

 

Boris FX Optics 2021 review: Hollywood visual trickery, now for digital photos

The definitive digital toolbox for photos, Optics is designed to simulate optical camera filters, specialized lenses, film stocks, and a lot more.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3583948/boris-fx-optics-2021-review.html

 

5 Unique Note-Taking Apps to Organize Ideas and Quickly Jot Thoughts

These free note apps bring something unique to the table to help you jot down your ideas.

https://www.makeuseof.com/note-taking-apps-to-organize-ideas-jot-thoughts/

 

Teracube Launches Its Second Sustainable Smartphone

This 6.1-inch Android 10 handset is only $199, includes a four-year-warranty, and a replaceable 4,000mAh battery.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/teracube-launches-its-second-sustainable-smartphone

 

Barking dogs? Slamming doors? Remove background noise from your video calls with one click

https://www.komando.com/downloads/tool-removes-background-noise/756928/

 

How to Do a Repair Install of Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/16397-repair-install-windows-10-place-upgrade.html

 

What’s New in Chrome 86, Available Now

https://www.howtogeek.com/694105/what%e2%80%99s-new-in-chrome-86-available-today/

 

Improve Chrome 86 With These Recommended Tweaks

https://lifehacker.com/improve-chrome-86-with-these-recommended-tweaks-1845291730

 

How to use Remote Desktop app to connect to a PC on Windows 10

Do you need to access your computer remotely? In this guide, we'll show you the steps to use the Remote Desktop app on Windows 10 to complete this task.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-remove-desktop-app-connect-pc-windows-10-0

 

Here’s why one Edge tab creates so many different Windows processes!

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/why-one-edge-tab-creates-so-many-different-windows-processes-103491/

 

Zoom tries to make good on security, privacy promises

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/zoom-makes-good-on-security-privacy-promises/

 

Upcoming C-Band 5G Networks Will Require New Phones

https://www.maketecheasier.com/c-band-5g-networks-will-require-new-phones/

 

Should you install Windows 10's Optional Driver updates?

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/27/should-you-install-windows-10s-optional-driver-updates/

 

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

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

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

 

The first DDR5 RAM modules promise faster, more efficient PCs

You won't see SK Hynix's 64GB RAM in gaming machines just yet, though.

https://www.engadget.com/the-first-ddr-5-ram-modules-are-80-percent-faster-than-ddr-4-122542315.html

 

Feds arrest former Amazon employee after company reported him to FBI for fraud

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/feds-arrest-former-amazon-employee-171912635.html

 

Can Windows Play Nicely With Android Apps?

Your desktop looks more mobile every day

https://www.lifewire.com/can-windows-play-nicely-with-android-apps-5079818

 

How Apple can power up automation on its platforms

Automation has gotten more and more powerful on Apple's platforms, but it’s still got a ways to go.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3584533/how-apple-can-power-up-automation-on-its-platforms.html

 

How to Move Browser Tabs Between Smartphone and PC

Browsing on your phone and want to transfer tabs to your computer? Here's how in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/move-tabs-android-pc/

 

Suspected Chinese Hackers Unleash Malware That Can Survive OS Reinstalls

It works to create a Trojan file called 'IntelUpdate.exe' in the Startup Folder, which will reinstall itself even if the user finds it and deletes it, according to Kaspersky Lab.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/suspected-chinese-hackers-unleash-malware-that-can-survive-os-reinstalls

 

Google Assistant: 5 useful tricks to try

https://www.komando.com/how-tos/useful-google-assistant-tricks/756643/

 

How to Create a New Pool and Storage Space in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/83691-create-new-pool-storage-space-windows-10-a.html

 

What Is Microsoft Editor, and How Do I Use It?

https://www.howtogeek.com/691520/what-is-microsoft-editor-and-how-do-i-use-it/

 

How to Spot the Most Common COVID-Related Scams

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-spot-the-most-common-covid-related-scams-1845287251

 

NVIDIA Maxine uses AI to improve video calls and conferencing

NVIDIA's new platform can reduce the bandwith of video calls and make calls feel more natural.

https://www.windowscentral.com/nvidia-maxine-uses-ai-improve-video-calls-and-conferencing

 

Windows 10 storage health monitoring to detect hardware abnormalities for NVMe SSDs.

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-storage-health-monitoring-to-detect-hardware-abnormalities-103427/

 

Satellite boom expands network capabilities, but brings new security considerations

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/satellite-boom-expands-network-capabilities-but-brings-new-security-considerations/

 

How to Add Checkmarks and Square Bullets in Microsoft Word

https://www.maketecheasier.com/add-check-box-custom-bullets-microsoft-word/

 

It took Google more than a decade to add tab bar scrolling to Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/06/it-took-google-more-than-a-decade-to-add-tab-bar-scrolling-to-chrome/

 

This 2K webcam is your $18 social distancing antidote

Save 40% on a budget QHD webcam with dual microphones, exposure correction and noise reduction.

https://www.cnet.com/news/this-2k-webcam-is-your-18-social-distancing-antidote/

 

Google has added more natural-sounding voices to Assistant

A credit card CVC verification option is also on the way to smart displays.

https://www.engadget.com/google-assistant-voices-195218136.html

 

Final Results: Apple Watch SE

https://www.yahoo.com/news/final-results-apple-watch-se-210214916.html

 

Spotlight on TikTok Reveals Dangers of Teen Viewing Habits

Teens spend more than seven hours per day watching screens

https://www.lifewire.com/spotlight-on-tiktok-reveals-dangers-of-teen-viewing-habits-5076074

 

How to turn on/off automatic hiding of the menu bar in macOS Big Sur 11

The setting is still there, but Apple moved it.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3452599/how-to-turn-onoff-automatic-hiding-menu-bar-macos-big-sur-11.html

 

How to See Who Has Access to Your Google Drive Files

If you've shared Google Drive files with a bunch of people, it can be easy to forget who exactly has access to which files.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/see-access-google-drive-files/

 

Verizon Launches Unlimited 4G Home Internet for Rural Users: Here Are the Maps

Verizon didn't make an official coverage map for its rural home internet service, so we did it for you.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/verizon-launches-unlimited-4g-home-internet-for-rural-users-here-are-the

 

Election 2020 security: Hackers are using fake websites and email accounts to fool you

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/scam-election-sites/757777/

 

How to Turn On or Off Enhanced Mode for Search Indexer in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/120447-turn-off-enhanced-mode-search-indexer-windows-10-a.html

 

How the Latest COVID-19 Contact-Tracing Apps Actually Work

https://lifehacker.com/how-the-latest-covid-19-contact-tracing-apps-actually-w-1845278648

 

Phishing pages leverage CAPTCHAs to fool users, evade detection

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/phishing/phishing-pages-leverage-captchas-to-fool-users-evade-detection/

 

How to Make Google Assistant Read Your Articles Out Loud

https://www.maketecheasier.com/make-google-assistant-read-articles-out-loud/

 

11 Things You Can Do in watchOS 7 That You Couldn't Do Before

https://gizmodo.com/11-things-you-can-do-in-watchos-7-that-you-couldnt-do-b-1845265195

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Custom-made UEFI bootkit found lurking in the wild

Attackers are going to great lengths to gain the highest level of persistence.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/10/custom-made-uefi-bootkit-found-lurking-in-the-wild/

 

Windows 10 update finally lets you disable Bing for good

This Windows 10 update could make for much faster local search.

https://www.techradar.com/news/windows-10-update-finally-lets-you-disable-bing-for-good

 

The gold 8th-gen iPad is on sale for $299 at Amazon and Walmart

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-8th-generation-ipad-gold-model-sale-amazon-walmart-123931416.html

 

What’s New in Chrome 86, Available Now

https://www.howtogeek.com/694105/what%e2%80%99s-new-in-chrome-86-available-today/

 

Surface Duo chipping and cracking around its USB-C port

The Surface Duo could have a weakness around its USB-C port.

https://www.windowscentral.com/surface-duo-usb-port-cracking

 

The best AMD Radeon Settings tweaks for top performance

You’ll find everything you need in AMD’s deceptively deep GPU management tool

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/the-best-amd-radeon-settings-tweaks-for-top-performance

 

View your Wi-Fi signal strength, auto switch to the better connection with Wifinian

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/29/view-your-wi-fi-signal-strength-auto-switch-to-the-better-connection-with-wifinian/

 

How to disable Bing results from searches in Windows 10

To disable Bing results from your Windows 10 desktop searches you will have to edit the Windows Registry file. But the edit is different depending on your current Windows version.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-disable-bing-results-from-searches-in-windows-10/

 

WD My Passport SSD (2020) review: Light, stylish, and twice as fast

Switching from SATA to NVMe internals has upped the throughput of this extremely portable 10Gbps USB drive to 1GBps.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3574904/wd-my-passport-ssd-2020-review-light-stylish-and-twice-as-fast.html

 

Windows failed to start; A recent hardware or software change might be the cause

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-failed-to-start-a-recent-hardware-or-software-change-might-be-the-cause

 

How to Enable or Disable chrome.exe Volume Control and Hardware Media Key Handling in Google Chrome

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/134484-enable-disable-chrome-exe-volume-control-media-key-handling.html

 

HOW TO COMPLETELY REMOVE A PRINTER DRIVER ON WINDOWS 10

If you no longer need a printer, this is how you can get rid of the leftover drivers.

https://pureinfotech.com/remove-printer-driver-windows-10/

 

HP Device Manager backdoor lets attackers take over Windows systems

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hp-device-manager-backdoor-lets-attackers-take-over-windows-systems/

 

How to modify the Start Page in Safari 14 for macOS

Instructions on how to adjust the categories that appear and add a background image.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3583730/how-to-modify-the-start-page-safari-14-macos.html

 

Google Pixel 5's best feature is coming to older Google phones

Extreme Battery Saver is coming to save you from running out of power

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-pixel-5s-best-feature-is-heading-to-older-google-phones

 

AMERICA’S INTERNET WASN’T PREPARED FOR ONLINE SCHOOL

Distance learning shows how badly rural America needs broadband

https://www.theverge.com/21504476/online-school-covid-pandemic-rural-low-income-internet-broadband

 

The Five Best Free Video Editing Apps For PC [October 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-free-video-editing-software-pc/

 

Check this list! Android phones Google says are in danger of being hacked

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/android-hacking-risks/757813/

 

Suspected Chinese Hackers Unleash Malware That Can Survive OS Reinstalls

It works to create a Trojan file called 'IntelUpdate.exe' in the Startup Folder, which will reinstall itself even if the user finds it and deletes it, according to Kaspersky Lab.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/suspected-chinese-hackers-unleash-malware-that-can-survive-os-reinstalls

 

Corsair's TBT100 Thunderbolt 3 dock offers the right expandability in a well-designed package

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/corsairs-tbt100-thunderbolt-3-dock-120613622.html

 

What Is Microsoft Editor, and How Do I Use It?

https://www.howtogeek.com/691520/what-is-microsoft-editor-and-how-do-i-use-it/

 

Surface Laptop 3 13.5 review: A delightful laptop that exceeds the conventional

USB Type-C, Intel 10th Gen and minor changes add up to a one-of-a-kind laptop experience with some kick

https://www.windowscentral.com/surface-laptop-3-13-review

 

What is a website builder?

Easy website building with software

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/what-is-a-website-builder

 

Vivaldi 3.4: add custom links to menus

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/03/vivaldi-3-4-add-custom-links-to-menus/

 

How to recycle, trade in, donate, or sell your iPhone 11

With the expected release of the iPhone 12 during Apple's Oct. 13 event, first adopters and iPhone fans look to find a way to make a smooth transition between their current and newest smartphones.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-recycle-trade-in-donate-or-sell-your-iphone-11/

 

These SSDs won our Editors' Choice award and just hit all-time low prices

Western Digital is selling the WD Black SN750 for $63, and the Samsung T7 Touch is available at Amazon for the all-time low.

https://www.pcworld

.com/article/3584731/these-ssds-won-our-editors-choice-award-and-just-hit-all-time-low-prices.html

 

How to disable annoying pop-ads when the Steam client is launched

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-disable-annoying-pop-ads-when-the-steam-client-is-launched

 

How to View All Automatic Maintenance Tasks in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/96367-view-all-automatic-maintenance-tasks-windows-10-a.html

 

Emotet malware takes part in the 2020 U.S. elections

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/emotet-malware-takes-part-in-the-2020-us-elections/

 

Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac review: Good protection for a good price

An overhauled interface and good protection make Bitdefender easier to recommend than before.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3584054/bitdefender-antivirus-for-mac-review.html

 

This gaming monitor is still worth buying 2 years later — and it's $200 cheaper

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/Benq-el2870u-gaming-monitor

 

The Supreme Court is taking on Google and Oracle one last time

Google v. Oracle is a decade in the making

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/6/21504715/google-v-oracle-supreme-court-hearings-android-java

 

How To Extend Your Desktop With Chromecast

https://www.techjunkie.com/extend-desktop-chromecast/

 

Quick check to see if your email address was used to spread spam

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/emotet-malspam-email/757279/

 

Nvidia Launches $59 Jetson Nano 2GB Single-Board Computer

A very affordable developer kit for anyone with an interest in AI and robotics.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/nvidia-launches-59-jetson-nano-2gb-single-board-computer

 

Smartwatch upgrade: How Apple, Samsung, Fitbit, Garmin's latest devices compare on health features

https://www.yahoo.com/news/smartwatch-upgrade-apple-samsung-fitbit-110030178.html

 

3 Problems With USB-C You Need To Know About

https://www.howtogeek.com/353410/3-problems-with-usb-c-you-need-to-know/

 

PowerPoint and OneDrive to gain Immersive Reader support this year

Microsoft will expand Immersive Reader support before the end of this year.

https://www.windowscentral.com/powerpoint-and-onedrive-gain-immersive-reader-support-year

 

10 ways to customize your Android phone to make it feel like new

Don't settle for the same old default look

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/10-ways-to-customize-your-android-phone-to-make-it-feel-like-new

 

Firefox 81.0.1 and Firefox 78.3.1 ESR are now available

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/02/firefox-81-0-1-and-firefox-78-3-1-esr-are-now-available/

 

Wi-Fi security: FBI warns of risks of using wireless hotel networks

Wi-Fi networks in hotels typically favor guest convenience over strong security practices, says the FBI.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/wi-fi-security-fbi-warns-of-risks-of-using-wireless-hotel-networks/

 

Logitech's long-lasting, game-ready G305 wireless mouse drops to $40

Best Buy is selling the Logitech G305 Lightspeed wireless mouse for $40.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3584909/logitechs-long-lasting-game-ready-g305-wireless-mouse-drops-to-40.html

 

Generic Audio Driver Detected in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/generic-audio-driver-detected-in-windows-10

 

How to Add or Remove Vertical Tabs Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/165454-how-add-remove-vertical-tabs-button-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

How to format hard drive using Settings on Windows 10

You can now format hard drive (external or internal) on Windows 10 from the Settings app using the Manage Disks and Volumes settings – here's how to complete the task.

https://pureinfotech.com/format-hard-drive-settings-windows-10/

 

New ransomware vaccine kills programs wiping Windows shadow volumes

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-ransomware-vaccine-kills-programs-wiping-windows-shadow-volumes/

 

How Apple TV Channels prices compare to native apps like HBO Now, Showtime, and CBS All Access

Don't expect to save any money by restricting yourself to Apple's TV app. In fact, you can save money buying yearly subscriptions in separate apps.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3392798/how-apple-tv-channels-prices-compare-to-native-apps-like-hbo-now-showtime-and-cbs-all-access.html

 

Microsoft just fixed one of the worst things about Windows 10

Disabling Bing in Windows 10 can speed up search. Here's how to do it.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/microsoft-just-fixed-one-of-the-worst-things-about-windows-10

 

You can get Western Digital’s 5TB portable drive for $100 at Best Buy

That’s 50GB of storage for every dollar you spend

https://www.theverge.com/good-deals/2020/10/5/21502168/western-digital-hard-drive-samsung-t7-ssd-usbc-nintendo-switch-games-deal

 

How To Scan & Fix Hard Drives With CHKDSK In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/fix-hard-drives-chkdsk-windows-10/

 

Struggling with iPhone battery issues? Apple suggests this fix

https://www.komando.com/news/iphone-battery-fix/757541/

 

Verizon Launches Unlimited 4G Home Internet for Rural Users: Here Are the Maps

Verizon didn't make an official coverage map for its rural home internet service, so we did it for you.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/verizon-launches-unlimited-4g-home-internet-for-rural-users-here-are-the

 

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

 

How to Send and Receive Faxes Online Without a Fax Machine or Phone Line

https://www.howtogeek.com/168841/how-to-send-and-receive-faxes-online-without-a-fax-machine-or-phone-line/

 

Control two outlets at once with TP-Link's Kasa smart plug on sale for $20

https://www.windowscentral.com/control-two-outlets-once-tp-links-kasa-smart-plug-sale-20

 

How to upgrade your PS4, PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro hard drive

Do try this at home

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/gaming/how-to-upgrade-your-ps4-hard-drive-1285428

 

Windows 10 gets NVM SSD drive monitoring capabilities

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/01/windows-10-gets-nvm-ssd-drive-monitoring-capabilities/

 

Windows 10: This handy new feature will warn if your drive is about to fail

Windows 10 will soon alert users if their SSD is at risk of breaking down, and advise them to back up their data pronto.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-this-handy-new-feature-will-warn-if-your-drive-is-about-to-fail/

 

Acer Aspire 5 review: Intel's Ice Lake CPUs come to the budget Aspire line

The latest of Acer’s budget-minded Aspire 5 laptops is here, now with Ice Lake on board.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3575606/acer-aspire-5-a515-55-56vk-review.html

 

Free Startup Manager software for Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/free-startup-manager-software-for-windows-10

 

How to Backup and Restore Printers in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/101051-backup-restore-printers-windows.html

 

How to copy and paste hardware specs on Windows 10

You can now easily copy your device information to the clipboard, and in this guide, you'll how to complete the task on Windows 10

https://pureinfotech.com/copy-paste-hardware-specs-windows-10/

 

Crypto-mining malware adds Linux password stealing capability

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/crypto-mining-malware-adds-linux-password-stealing-capability/

 

Apple TV Channels FAQ: AMC+ is now available for $8.99 per month

You can buy and watch third-party streaming services right within Apple's TV app, but support is limited.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3384743/apple-tv-channels-faq-price-channels-list-availability.html

 

Best cheap MacBook sales in October 2020

The best MacBook sales right now

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-macbook-deals,news-28650.html

 

Excel spreadsheet error blamed for UK’s 16,000 missing coronavirus cases

The case went missing after the spreadsheet hit its filesize limit

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/5/21502141/uk-missing-coronavirus-cases-excel-spreadsheet-error

 

How To Speed Up Windows 10 – The Ultimate Guide

https://www.techjunkie.com/speed-up-windows-10/

 

A tool to find and opt out of all the sites collecting your data

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/simple-opt-out-privacy-tool/757549/

 

For Now, Verizon's 5G Home Internet Service Offers Very Little Coverage

We churned hundreds of addresses through Verizon's address-finder tool, and found that its home service has even less coverage than its mobile 5G does.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/for-now-verizons-5g-home-internet-service-offers-very-little-coverage

 

How to use the Walkie Talkie app on an Apple Watch to quickly chat with your contacts

https://www.yahoo.com/news/walkie-talkie-app-apple-watch-220000179.html

 

How to format an external hard drive for PS4

Formatting your external hard disk for PS4 use is simple – we show you how

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-format-an-external-hard-drive-for-ps4

 

Zoom 101: A guidebook for beginners and business pros

https://www.techrepublic.com/resource-library/downloads/zoom-101-a-guidebook-for-beginners-and-business-pros/

 

NVIDIA ANNOUNCES $59 JETSON NANO 2GB, A SINGLE BOARD COMPUTER WITH MAKERS IN MIND

https://hackaday.com/2020/10/05/nvidia-announces-59-jetson-nano-2gb-a-single-board-computer-with-makers-in-mind/

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AT&T 5G COVERAGE MAP [UPDATED FOR OCTOBER 2020]

https://5gnetworkphones.com/att-5g-coverage-2020/

 

Excel: Why using Microsoft's tool caused Covid-19 results to be lost

https://www.yahoo.com/news/excel-why-using-microsofts-tool-180654829.html

 

What Is a Monitor’s Response Time, and Why Does It Matter?

https://www.howtogeek.com/405903/what-is-a-monitors-response-time-and-why-does-it-matter/

 

How to Change the Search Engine in the Windows 10 Start Menu

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-change-the-search-engine-in-the-windows-10-start-1845246351

 

How to spot the signs of stalkerware on your phone

https://blog.avast.com/mobile-stalkerware-signs-avast

 

Share Button Plugins for Chrome, Firefox and Edge browsers

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/share-button-plugins-for-chrome-firefox-and-edge-browsers

 

Photos: Turn a new leaf with the best Zoom backgrounds for fall (14)

https://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/photos-turn-a-new-leaf-with-the-best-zoom-backgrounds-for-fall/

 

AnyTXT Searcher is a freeware tool that can search for text inside documents instantly

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/18/anytxt-searcher-is-a-freeware-tool-that-can-search-for-text-inside-documents-instantly/

 

Microsoft fixes Windows 10 Internet connection issues in new update

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-fixes-windows-10-internet-connection-issues-in-new-update/

 

How to Add and Remove Google Chrome Themes in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://tinyurl.com/y54wfjfe 

 

How to Check Your Wi-Fi Network for Suspicious Devices

Are you worried that strangers or hackers might be on your Wi-Fi network? Here's how to identify devices on your network and spot intruders.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/check-wi-fi-network-suspicious-devices/

 

What's in The 2020 Digital Defense Report?

https://askbobrankin.com/whats_in_the_2020_digital_defense_report.html

 

COVID-19 Changes Ransomware Tactics

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10820/covid-19-changes-ransomware-tactics

 

PDF Squeezer 4 review: Elegant, inexpensive way to cut documents down to size

Simply click on the file you need compressed, and drag-and-drop it into the app.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3583678/pdf-squeezer-4-review.html

 

HP Takes Us One Step Closer to a Virtual Tomorrow

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/HP-Takes-Us-One-Step-Closer-to-a-Virtual-Tomorrow-86869.html

 

Experts say more grocery hoarding is coming – 5 things to stock up on while you can

https://bgr.com/2020/10/05/grocery-hoarding-is-coming-coronavirus-essentials-on-amazon-prime/

 

U.S. patchwork of state, county election computer networks still vulnerable to cyberattacks

"A lot of good stuff has been done," said one expert. "But let's face it, we've got 54 states and territories. The risk landscape is pretty broad."

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/u-s-patchwork-state-county-election-computer-networks-still-vulnerable-n1241337

 

Quick check to see if your email address was used to spread spam

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/emotet-malspam-email/757279/

 

Apple Sues Ontario Recycling Firm for Reselling Over 100K Devices

GEEP Canada claims the thefts were conducted by three 'rogue' employees without the company's knowledge.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/apple-sues-ontario-recycling-firm-for-reselling-over-100k-devices

 

Neuronlike circuits bring brainlike computers a step closer

https://www.yahoo.com/news/neuronlike-circuits-bring-brainlike-computers-121128122.html

 

How to Uninstall Apps and Games on Android TV

https://www.howtogeek.com/688605/how-to-uninstall-apps-and-games-on-android-tv/

 

Why Won't My Cheap AirPod Knock-Offs Pair With My Mac?

https://lifehacker.com/why-wont-my-cheap-airpod-knock-offs-pair-with-my-mac-1845242178

 

Firmware can be hacked like software

https://blog.avast.com/avast-proves-iot-firmware-can-be-hacked-avast

 

How to Group Taskbar Icons in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-group-taskbar-icons-in-windows-10

 

Photos: The 27 best Zoom backgrounds for explorers and nature lovers (27)

https://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/photos-the-27-best-zoom-backgrounds-for-explorers-and-nature-lovers/

 

Should you install the Windows 10 20H2 update right away?

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/25/should-you-install-the-windows-10-20h2-update-right-away/

 

New Jersey hospital paid ransomware gang $670K to prevent data leak

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-jersey-hospital-paid-ransomware-gang-670k-to-prevent-data-leak/

 

How to Enable or Disable Allow Extensions from Other Stores in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/165399-enable-disable-allow-extensions-other-stores-microsoft-edge.html

 

Microsoft Bing Suffers a Huge User Data Leak

More than 100 million records were stolen from an insecure server.

https://www.makeuseof.com/microsoft-bing-data-leak/

 

Time to Encrypt Your Email?

https://askbobrankin.com/time_to_encrypt_your_email.html

 

Fitness Trackers Could Boost Urban Planning

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10819/fitness-trackers-could-boost-urban-planning

 

Apple Watch SE up close and the state of wearables

Macworld Podcast episode 715

https://www.macworld.com/article/3583991/apple-watch-se-up-close-and-the-state-of-wearables.html

 

Hucksters Rake In $500K With Android, iOS Adware Scam Apps

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Hucksters-Rake-In-500K-With-Android-iOS-Adware-Scam-Apps-86855.html

 

The foldable iPhone might feature a screen that repairs itself

https://bgr.com/2020/10/01/foldable-iphone-vs-galaxy-z-fold-2-apple-patent-self-healing-screen/

 

Russian operation masqueraded as right-wing news site

The latest operation centered around a pseudo media organization called the Newsroom for American and European Based Citizens.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/russian-operation-masqueraded-right-wing-news-site-n1241710

 

Phishing scam uses a smart trick to fool Microsoft users

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/phishing-scam-security-trick/757261/

 

Apple Outlines Fixes for iOS 14, WatchOS Battery Issues

Apple has offered a set of potential resolutions for users struggling with problems brought on by OS updates.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/apple-lines-out-fixes-for-ios-14-and-watchos-battery-issues

 

We’ve answered 6 of your most burning questions about Yahoo Mobile

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/ve-answered-6-most-burning-202522935-024148009-165918838.html

 

How to Set Up Your Chromecast with Google TV

https://www.howtogeek.com/693634/how-to-set-up-your-chromecast-with-google-tv/

 

You Need to Charge Your Devices Even If You Rarely Use Them

https://lifehacker.com/you-need-to-charge-your-devices-even-if-you-rarely-use-1845244882

 

Social media vs. democracy

https://blog.avast.com/social-media-vs-democracy-avast

 

How to use Web Capture in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-use-web-capture-in-microsoft-edge-on-windows-10

 

Photos: 30 best Zoom backgrounds for Star Wars Day (30)

https://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/photos-30-best-zoom-backgrounds-for-star-wars-fans/

 

Microsoft plans to release a standalone version of Microsoft Office next year

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/24/microsoft-plans-to-release-a-standalone-version-of-microsoft-office-next-year/

 

The Week in Ransomware - October 2nd 2020 - Healthcare under attack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/the-week-in-ransomware-october-2nd-2020-healthcare-under-attack/

 

How to Optimize the Performance of Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/26120-optimize-performance-windows-10-a.html

 

The 8 Coolest New Features of Android 11

Android 11 is here; let's find out what it brings by checking out the coolest features.

https://www.makeuseof.com/coolest-new-features-android-11/

 

[RISK] Free Wifi Hotspots - Are They Safe?

https://askbobrankin.com/risk_free_wifi_hotspots_are_they_safe.html

 

Survey reveals strong interest in iPhone 12 from Android users but not because of the phone itself

https://www.phonearena.com/news/iphone-12-android-users-survey_id127604

 

Apple TV app may be on its way to Xbox and Playstation consoles

Apple's streaming TV ambitions continue to expand its reach.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3584388/apple-tv-app-may-be-on-its-way-to-xbox-and-playstation-consoles.html

 

iPhone 12 Mini: Five Rumored Features You Might Be Giving Up

https://www.macrumors.com/2020/10/05/iphone-12-mini-missing-features/

 

This law could change the way Apple and Google phones work forever

https://bgr.com/2020/10/01/apple-preinstalled-apps-banned-europe-digital-service-act/

 

Russian man sentenced to seven years for LinkedIn, Dropbox hacks

Yevgeniy Alexandrovich Nikulin, 32, stole usernames and passwords from the companies and sold them.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/russian-man-sentenced-seven-years-linkedin-dropbox-hacks-n1241641

 

Warning! These smart plugs can be hacked and start fires

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/smart-plugs-hacked/757290/

 

Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium to Deploy Disinfecting Drones

The drones will disinfect fan seating, handrails, and glass partitions using nontoxic products. They will be put to work after the Atlanta Falcons play the Carolina Panthers on Oct. 11.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/atlantas-mercedes-benz-stadium-to-deploy-disinfecting-drones

 

Ransomware attacks are increasing at an unprecedented rate — and the US is now begging people not to pay ransoms

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ransomware-attacks-increasing-unprecedented-rate-144349355.html

 

How to Use a Virtual Background in Zoom for Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/691950/how-to-use-a-virtual-background-in-zoom-for-android/

 

Try This Fix for watchOS 7's Fitness and Battery Bugs

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-fix-the-bugs-from-your-apple-watch-watchos-7-upd-1845240817

 

Lawsuit accuses Instagram of spying on users

https://blog.avast.com/facebook-sued-over-instagram-spying-avast

 

How to Disable or Enable Suggested Passwords in Edge browser in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-or-enable-suggested-passwords-in-edge-browser-in-windows-10

 

Photos: The 20 best Zoom backgrounds for sci-fi fans, especially Trekkies (20)

https://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/photos-the-20-best-zoom-backgrounds-for-sci-fi-fans-especially-trekkies/

 

Opera browser gets improved sync and other new features

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/23/opera-browser-gets-improved-sync-and-other-new-features/

 

Google now discloses Android vulnerabilities for 3rd-party devices

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-now-discloses-android-vulnerabilities-for-3rd-party-devices/

 

Windows Subsystem for Linux - Add desktop experience to Ubuntu

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

 

Top 7 Linux Operating Systems You Should Try in a Virtual Machine

Looking for a Linux distribution to run in a virtual machines? Here are the best lightweight Linux distros to try in your VM.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/linux-operating-systems-try-virtual-machine/

 

Kaspersky Finds Sophisticated UEFI Malware in the Wild

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/315860-kaspersky-finds-sophisticated-uefi-malware-in-the-wild

 

Microsoft just fixed one of the worst things about Windows 10

Disabling Bing in Windows 10 can speed up search. Here's how to do it.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/microsoft-just-fixed-one-of-the-worst-things-about-windows-10

 

How to buy a refurbished Mac, MacBook, iPhone, or iPad from Apple

Want a new Apple device but don't want to shell out for a full-priced version? Consider a refurbished model instead.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3238012/how-to-buy-refurbished-macbook-refurbished-iphone-refurbished-ipad.html

 

Nvidia unveils Jetson Nano 2GB for students and robot hobbyists

The $59 kit comes with online training and certification.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/nvidia-unveils-jetson-nano-2gb-for-students-and-robot-hobbyists/

 

New batch of dangerous apps found on iOS and Android phones

https://bgr.com/2020/09/24/android-apps-ios-adware-found-tiktok-instagram-google-play-store/

 

Lack of oversight and transparency leave Amazon employees in the dark on Covid-19

Some of Amazon's 500,000 warehouse workers are attempting to fill the information gap by compiling data on outbreaks at facilities across the U.S.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/lack-oversight-transparency-leave-amazon-employees-dark-covid-19-n1241549

 

The privacy secret the streaming services don’t want you to know

https://www.komando.com/privacy/streaming-service-privacy-secrets/756850/

 

Google Maps Live Views Adds Landmarks to Help Quickly Orient Yourself

Other improved location features include overlaid arrows to help meet up with friends and the use of machine learning for more accurate destination pin placement.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-maps-live-views-adds-landmarks-to-help-quickly-orient-yourself

 

NVIDIA Going After More of Intel's Data Center Business With New Processor Chips

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/861d0f8b-f4d6-3072-acd3-c9e779fb30bc/nvidia-going-after-more-of.html

 

Two Members of Video Game Piracy Group Team Xecuter Arrested

https://www.siliconera.com/two-members-of-video-game-piracy-group-team-xecuter-arrested/

 

Google is making a major change to one of the best Chrome features

https://bgr.com/2020/09/23/google-chrome-browser-extensions-payments-support-deprecated/

 

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Four operating systems: One device. How the Chromebook will become the universal laptop.

Soon, you'll be able to run not just Chrome OS, Android, and Linux on your Chromebook but Windows applications as well. Here's how and what that will mean for your company's PCs and laptops.

https://www.idginsiderpro.com/article/3573644/four-operating-systems-one-device-how-the-chromebook-will-become-the-universal-laptop.html

 

Hacked Hospital Chain Says All 250 US Facilities Affected

https://www.securityweek.com/hacked-hospital-chain-says-all-250-us-facilities-affected

 

Laptop Touchpad Not Working? Here Are 9 Fixes

https://www.maketecheasier.com/laptop-touchpad-not-working-fixes/

 

What Is an “Evil Maid” Attack, and What Does It Teach Us?

https://www.howtogeek.com/689599/what-is-an-evil-maid-attack-and-what-it-teaches-us/

 

How to change the default email app on your iPhone so you can use Gmail or Outlook instead

  - IOS 14, the latest iPhone software update, lets you change your default email app.

  - This means when you click an email address link, iOS 14 will launch your favorite email app instead of Apple’s.

  - Here’s how to change your default email app in iOS 14.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/04/how-to-change-the-default-email-app-on-your-iphone-in-ios-14.html

 

What Should I Back Up?

Backing up is incredibly important. Knowing what to back up, where to back up, and how often to back up are just as important.

https://askleo.com/what-should-i-back-up/

 

Got an Apple Watch? Change these settings right now

Do these six things to improve your experience and fix irritating imperfections.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/got-an-apple-watch-change-these-settings-right-now/

 

Attacks Aimed at Disrupting the Trickbot Botnet

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/10/attacks-aimed-at-disrupting-the-trickbot-botnet/

 

Get a Limited-Time Discount on New Amazon Gear by Trading in Your Old Tech

https://lifehacker.com/get-a-limited-time-discount-on-new-amazon-gear-by-tradi-1845232799

 

How to Create a New Library in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8867-create-new-library-windows-10-a.html?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=a90c2db8aabd694f22facb8211435e4d19144749-1601872605-0-ATEz66LJNeC1tiWSkfWStqJdZn92tudrzN0P9-rKgTyFRDQrJwj--DYrt2nGB53GKyoVm6tXjEtkysjfnD_sxd15v1k16FMQ7ql5m2Lkq20oHCB6wuTkkivuv_S062z9LLBmBfoeXOhRiSejQiLft2oofPj3Doe4ExOlNGDZzzofEI_eoXlFL1W-l7bk9eqQczgofE0ueLHyKevt1rear7GY5KpFCjufPtPUi31YhvyuW7gG5xTIfdVi-TWZMiMtIyuLaTvbkCKgyuyk0_7gyLi2wIjwGr-IIjGI9Uhh5NyENy6dy0rquTp4qAyAU_MICz4NkqiRJV-dtaw1-1X-T3o

 

Access Dots displays camera and microphone activity indicators on Android

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/22/access-dots-displays-camera-and-microphone-activity-indicators-on-android/

 

US arrests two members of console hacking group Team Xecuter

The two face 11 felony charges each.

https://www.engadget.com/team-xecuter-arrests-214400208.html

 

How to stop Google from listening

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-stop-google-from-listening

 

Microsoft is about to solve the app problem for ARM-based laptops

x64 emulation is here to save the day!

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/microsoft-is-about-to-solve-the-app-problem-for-arm-based-laptops

 

Windows 10 KB4577063 update fixes Internet connectivity, WSL2 issues

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-kb4577063-update-fixes-internet-connectivity-wsl2-issues/

 

The Rallying Cry Against Apple's App Store Policies is Getting Louder

https://gizmodo.com/the-rallying-cry-against-apples-app-store-policies-is-g-1845168788

 

Google initiative warns of Android security flaws in non-Pixel devices

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-android-partner-vulnerability-initiative-173252320.html

 

8 Google Drive Settings You Should Change Right Now

You might not be getting the most out of Google Drive. Change these Google Drive settings to become a more efficient user!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google-drive-settings-change/

 

Google Maps Live Views Adds Landmarks to Help Quickly Orient Yourself

Other improved location features include overlaid arrows to help meet up with friends and the use of machine learning for more accurate destination pin placement.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-maps-live-views-adds-landmarks-to-help-quickly-orient-yourself

 

Hackers take over social media accounts to steal $4 million – Keep yours safe

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/facebook-silentfade-malware/757346/

 

Wi-Fi Not Working on Ubuntu? Here’s How to Fix it

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-wi-fi-not-working-ubuntu/

 

How to Take a Screenshot by Tapping the Back of Your Android Phone

https://www.howtogeek.com/692197/how-to-take-a-screenshot-by-tapping-the-back-of-your-android-phone/

 

Facebook will push more users to discover and join groups

  - Facebook on Thursday announced several new features for groups, including new ways the service will recommend public groups to users. 

  - The new recommendations come despite recent criticisms that Facebook’s existing group recommendation algorithms introduce users to extremist views, such as White supremacy. 

  - Facebook users will now be allowed to change their user names and profile pictures for the various groups they are a part of.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/01/facebook-pushing-groups-adding-new-tools-for-moderators-sponsors.html

 

How to Back Up Photos and Never Lose Them Again

Back up photos and videos religiously to avoid losing your most precious and irreplaceable memories.

https://askleo.com/how-to-backup-your-photos-and-never-lose-them-again/

 

Every new Amazon Alexa feature for Echo and how to use them

Turns out you can teach your old Echo new tricks. We'll show you what they are.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/every-new-amazon-alexa-feature-for-echo-and-how-to-use-them/

 

Ransomware Victims That Pay Up Could Incur Steep Fines from Uncle Sam

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/10/ransomware-victims-that-pay-up-could-incur-steep-fines-from-uncle-sam/

 

Try These New Drivers for GeForce RTX 3080 Crashes

https://lifehacker.com/try-these-new-drivers-for-geforce-rtx-3080-crashes-1845214919

 

How to Create a Recovery Image used to Reset Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4287-create-reset-recovery-image-windows-10-a.html?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=a6232a150998ef98fc51ffaab0a62dbf77344135-1601904245-0-Afrikgey7TMHhjVTHlQRHlUMRTssGlsfMWo4n3iwqCTJestCh41s2VYWgphyqywbcAeMWD5YNaPY9lxwl4CF-M2jNpFs_UiaN6D1xvxs6QQiFxIqDcXNWjaBgQTxxuhJNrmyKrKDHw9vAnkk3gbjEnaE9a9NCuZTBngRY56a8DJAhgJ-up4HaN5QZMV410vUk_h18z-Y1CqRILZ27qwKMhIegnbg1kUNN1-uJFHS8iz-21JpaKtCtBcb5xivvvvLTNLYhnVZBGZfxPfhYnBgghZ6z0IX3ARKg9kdGvhFRMQPffoUSipMBwLnuEVtnOUD3nARAKGId1FcdMQD50QbjU1eGW02IZQZ5Tw7jNQ__6sG

 

Rainclip is a clipboard manager that can store snippets, templates and sync to your Google Drive

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/17/rainclip-is-a-clipboard-manager-that-can-store-snippets-templates-and-sync-to-your-google-drive/

 

All iOS 14 users can use picture-in-picture with YouTube’s mobile website

Previously, picture-in-picture was only available for Premium subscribers.

https://www.engadget.com/ios-14-youtube-picture-in-picture-mobile-website-135328777.html

 

How to use Distraction-Free Mode in Google Docs and Google Slides

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/distraction-free-mode-in-google-docs-and-google-slides

 

Windows 10 update adds crucial feature that could save your important files

SSD heath monitoring is coming to Windows 10

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/windows-10-update-adds-crucial-feature-that-could-save-your-important-files

 

Ransomware gangs add DDoS attacks to their extortion arsenal

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ransomware-gangs-add-ddos-attacks-to-their-extortion-arsenal/

 

Next Year You'll Be Able to Use Microsoft Office Without a Subscription, Thank Goodness

https://gizmodo.com/next-year-youll-be-able-to-use-microsoft-office-without-1845158765

 

Federal authorities ordered a Texas woman to pay $3.8 million for selling stolen goods on eBay for 19 years

https://www.yahoo.com/news/federal-authorities-ordered-texas-woman-201022837.html

 

Need a Disposable Email Address? Try These Great Services

Need to send or receive an email without using your real email address? Here are some great disposable email services.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/need-a-disposable-email-address/

 

Americans Want Facebook and TikTok Banned Over Privacy Concerns

Online privacy is a concern for many users, and a new survey suggests people are most wary of Facebook and TikTok.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/americans-want-facebook-and-tiktok-banned-over-privacy-concerns

 

Why it’s so dangerous to keep using your old iPhone – see the list

https://www.komando.com/gadgets/dangerous-iphone-models/757212/

 

How to Fix the No Sound Issue in Ubuntu

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-no-sound-issue-ubuntu/

 

5 Things to Consider Before Upgrading Your PC’s RAM

https://www.howtogeek.com/691292/5-things-to-consider-before-upgrading-your-pcs-ram/

 

Microsoft says ‘configuration update’ caused global Outlook outage

  - Microsoft is trying to fix a worldwide outage after a software “configuration update” left users unable to use their email accounts as normal.

  - Several hours after users started to notice the outage, Microsoft said it had figured out the cause of the outage.

  - The outage comes as increasing numbers of people are working remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/01/microsoft-outlook-experiencing-problems-worldwide-.html

 

EaseUS Todo Gave Me An Error on an “Unknown Partition”. What Should I Do?

EaseUS Todo will throw an error if one of the partitions you want to back up has an error, or isn't in an understandable format. I'll walk you through your options.

https://askleo.com/easeus-todo-gave-error-unknown-partition/

 

How to change your Zoom background just like everyone else

Why show off your messy living room when you can video chat from the beach or the Starship Enterprise?

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-change-your-zoom-background-just-like-everyone-else/

 

Who’s Behind Monday’s 14-State 911 Outage?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/09/whos-behind-mondays-14-state-911-outage/

 

How to Find Google Meet’s Best Features on Android and iOS

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-find-google-meet-s-best-features-on-android-and-1845217192

 

How to Add or Remove Sites on Sleeping Tabs Block List in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/165266-add-remove-sites-sleeping-tabs-block-list-microsoft-edge.html

 

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/

 

Twitter is working on a fix for its automated image cropping

The company says it hasn’t found evidence of bias but that there’s “potential for harm.”

https://www.engadget.com/twitter-will-change-automated-image-cropping-010605744.html

 

How to speed up Edge and make it load faster

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-speed-up-edge-and-make-it-load-faster

 

The coast is clear to install September's Windows and Office patches

It’s been an interesting month, with a couple of flubs, but no new major plugged security holes and Microsoft has replaced its buggy SQL Server 2019 patch. Win10 version 2004 continues to astound with the number of swatted bugs, but all in all, you’re safe to install the September patches.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3584380/the-coast-is-clear-to-install-septembers-windows-and-office-patches.html

 

Top sites infiltrated with credit card skimmers and crypto miners

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/top-sites-infiltrated-with-credit-card-skimmers-and-crypto-miners/

 

The Nvidia RTX 3080 eBay Debacle Exposed a Scalper Bot Civil War

https://gizmodo.com/the-nvidia-rtx-3080-ebay-debacle-exposed-a-scalper-bot-1845133050

 

AT&T shelving DSL may leave hundreds of thousands hanging by a phone line

https://www.yahoo.com/news/t-shelving-dsl-may-leave-155331852.html

 

How to Find Any Instruction Manual for Free Online

You don't know when you might need an instruction manual to run a device. Here are some of the best available resources to find free manuals anytime.

https://www.makeuseof.com/find-instruction-manuals-free-online/

 

Is That Your Bank or a Scammer? #BanksNeverAskThat Campaign Wants to Help

The anti-phishing campaign intends to help customers identify scams that could compromise their sensitive information.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/is-that-your-bank-or-a-scammer-banksneveraskthat-campaign-wants-to-help

 

Don’t pick up! Convincing scam calls trying to fool you

https://www.komando.com/news/political-scam-calls/757192/

 

How to Improve Sound on Your Android Phone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/improve-sound-android/

 

Remembering GeoCities, the 1990s Precursor to Social Media

https://www.howtogeek.com/692445/remembering-geocities-the-1990s-precursor-to-social-media/

 

States are finally starting to use the Covid-tracking tech Apple and Google built — here’s why

  - New York and New Jersey both released Covid-19 apps this week, bringing the total to 10 states that have published alert apps using technology from the Apple-Google partnership.

  - Covid apps are starting to catch on six months after the system was first announced because it is becoming faster and easier for governments to build the apps.

  - New York and New Jersey’s apps also work across some state lines, addressing a major issue with the early versions. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/03/covid-app-exposure-notification-apple-google.html

 

How Should I Back Up My Hard Drive with Several Partitions to an External Drive?

Backing up to an external drive is an easy way to make sure you're covered in event of failure. But how should that external drive be configured?

https://askleo.com/how_should_i_backup_my_hard_drive_with_several_partitions_to_an_external_drive/

 

The best Wi-Fi range extender for almost everybody

Does it matter which plug-in range extender you use? Turns out, yes it does.

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

 

Google warns of security holes in other vendors’ Android phones

And it’s going to keep on doing it…

https://grahamcluley.com/google-warns-android-security-holes-vendors-phones/

 

How to Enable Firefox 81's Colorful New 'Alpenglow' Theme

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-enable-firefox-81s-colorful-new-alpenglow-theme-1845184716

 

How to Enable or Disable Sleeping Tabs in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/165231-how-enable-disable-sleeping-tabs-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

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/

 

Facebook is opening its experimental predictions app to all users

The company thinks Forecast will ‘encourage measured, respectful conversation.’

https://www.engadget.com/facebook-forecast-predictions-us-canada-160022767.html

 

Reasons you should upgrade to HDMI 2.1 for next-generation gaming

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/hdmi-2-1-for-next-generation-gaming

 

How to protect your privacy in Windows 10

Worried about privacy issues in Windows 10? Here's what you can do.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3025709/how-to-protect-your-privacy-in-windows-10.html

 

Researchers use ‘fingerprints’ to track Windows exploit developers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/researchers-use-fingerprints-to-track-windows-exploit-developers/

 

AMD Ryzen Processors Are Finally Coming to Chromebooks

https://gizmodo.com/amd-ryzen-processors-are-finally-coming-to-chromebooks-1845132056

 

How You Use This One Smartphone Feature Reveals Your Age, Study Shows

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/one-smartphone-feature-reveals-age-041259553.html

 

7 Signs It's Time to Upgrade Your iPad

The once-streamlined design no longer impresses you, accessories don't work, and you're out of space. Is it time to get a new iPad?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-signs-time-upgrade-ipad/

 

Draft EU Law Takes Aim at Pre-Installed Apps

The Digital Services Act would reportedly require tech companies to ask permission to install apps that might otherwise come pre-installed.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/draft-eu-law-takes-aim-at-pre-installed-apps

 

What is Reddit? A beginner’s guide to using the front page of the internet

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/beginners-guide-to-reddit/460129/

 

What Is a Double VPN and How Is It Set Up?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-is-double-vpn/

 

Lenovo Expands Linux-Ready Computer Line

https://linuxinsider.com/story/lenovo-expands-linux-ready-computer-line-86856.html

 

Malware campaign poses as Team Blue Take Action email

Beware malicious Word document designed to infect PCs with Emotet.

https://grahamcluley.com/malware-campaign-poses-as-team-blue-take-action-email/

 

The EU Could Force Companies to Sell Off Assets, Like Trump, But With Discussions and Meetings and Stuff

https://gizmodo.com/the-eu-could-force-companies-to-sell-off-assets-like-t-1845130088

 

Forget Amazon Luna: Build Your Own Subscription-Free Game Streaming Service at Home

https://theinventory.com/cloud-gaming-game-streaming-service-build-your-own-1845183798?ks=streamshare

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