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What to Do If You Haven't Filed Your Taxes in Years (don't laugh, I found a person I know in this position, but he caught up earlier this year)

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/what-to-do-if-you-havent-filed-your-taxes-in-years-1803756859

 

OtterBox's MagSafe-compatible iPhone 12 cases will be available soon

The company has started selling other cases for Apple's new iPhones.

https://www.engadget.com/otterbox-iphone-12-magsafe-cases-120003936.html

 

The Best Niche Streaming Services For Every Kind of Viewer

https://lifehacker.com/the-best-niche-streaming-services-for-every-kind-of-vie-1845388329

 

8 Useful Skype Tricks You Should Know

https://www.maketecheasier.com/useful-skype-tricks/

 

What is an SSL certificate?

Encrypting web connections

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/what-is-an-ssl-certificate

 

Vivaldi 3.4 lands with editable context menus, auto-reload, and Vivaldia

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/15/vivaldi-3-4-lands-with-editable-context-menus-auto-reload-and-vivaldia/

 

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/

 

New iPhone 12 resurrects MagSafe wireless charging from the Apple graveyard

Apple announced a device capable of charging both an iPhone 12 and an Apple Watch concurrently for multidevice refreshes.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/new-iphone-12-resurrects-magsafe-wireless-charging-from-the-apple-graveyard/

 

Google Meet gets Digital Whiteboard with Jamboard and Breakout Rooms

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/google-meet-gets-digital-whiteboard-with-jamboard-and-breakout-rooms-103608/

 

iOS 14: 9 hidden iPhone features we discovered after installing

We've dug through Apple's latest mobile operating systems and discovered a handful of hidden features. We show you where to find them and how to use them.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/best-hidden-features-we-discovered-apple-ios-14-iphone-mobile-operating-system/

 

Windows Subsystem for Linux - Add desktop experience to Ubuntu

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/144208-windows-subsystem-linux-add-desktop-experience-ubuntu.html?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=d755e645251c80e2c4b12820fc9eac425a364ae8-1603036074-0-AZL9mhjtf15xq4OhGQ-YyG62-rpE0BAdt-nBow_zyU33fNJgUUpMs76Xh2zHoq59R-aqGePuDmnxXERKaFSE8DuKD5ZhrxfW48zbYLIJNYv7D8HH5EURAhPmgmjjSuuScazXE8UZ-I81TQ86qkTAS0xnXdfRqLnrCfUbjACiJwEYBp_zJCK10BLqf9uFfsbuJ2p1ZJ6BaXy6fp6uRAMGApI21TYnjTxsgMNIZk5tTXRwaOtbeqxJRq56Cem-r2JGR9KoFc0sfYkx9fCipj-RJjgCPCbbfm2C-g2sY4dp8XYwXPOM8FYRaA8pQQhvZNSV9Tduz1fwNFtZwYyzvfW8doFNcw8RFZK4qhbnAarfVHhcYw3iI7vb4vLGIRCGcpzkIg

 

Emotet 101: How the Ransomware Works -- and Why It's So Darn Effective

In recent weeks, Emotet has emerged as the most common form of ransomware. Managing the risk involves starts with understanding the way it works.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/emotet-101-how-the-ransomware-works----and-why-its-so-darn-effective/b/d-id/1339124

 

Windows 10 Will Warn When New Apps Registers to Run at Startup

Microsoft has silently included a new feature in the latest preview build, and it warns the user when a new app registers to run at startup.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-will-warn-when-new-apps-registers-to-run-at-startup-531342.shtml

 

How to Use the App Library on iPhone (iOS 14)

All about the new way to organize your apps

https://www.lifewire.com/app-library-on-iphone-5080523

 

Zoom is finally getting this huge upgrade — what you need to know [updated]

Zoom is getting end-to-end encryption, but it's not quite clear yet how to enable it

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/zoom-encryption-beta-test

 

6 crucial ways to protect yourself from identity theft

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/online-security-tools-covid-220814474.html

 

Windows 10 update could lead to driver errors — it's a feature, not a bug

It's annoying but the latest Windows 10 update could protect your PC

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/windows-10-update-could-lead-to-driver-errors-its-a-feature-not-a-bug

 

14 Lightweight Linux Distributions to Give Your Old PC New Life

Need a lightweight operating system? These special Linux distros can run on older PCs, some with as little as 100MB of RAM.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-lightweight-linux-distributions-give-pc-lease-life/

 

Passwords. Men do this more than women.

https://www.komando.com/episode/passwords-men-do-this-more-than-women/759818/

 

Zoom's End-to-End Encryption Feature Starts Rolling Out Next Week

The upcoming E2EE setting on Zoom will work on video meetings with up to 200 participants. But you'll need to turn it on, and there are some limitations.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/zooms-end-to-end-encryption-feature-starts-rolling-out-next-week

 

Google debuts an Apple Watch YouTube Music app

Just in time for the shutdown of Google Play Music later this month.

https://www.engadget.com/apple-watch-youtube-music-202356078.html

 

Get These Free Sega Games on PC Before They're Gone

https://lifehacker.com/get-these-free-sega-games-on-pc-before-theyre-gone-1845386022

 

How to Use Page Styles to Make Better Documents in LibreOffice

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-page-styles-libreoffice/

 

5 top tips for creating fab canvas photo prints

It's easy to make sure your canvas print is the best it can be

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/5-top-tips-for-creating-fab-canvas-photo-prints

 

Inbox Notifier displays a notification on your desktop when a new mail lands in your Gmail inbox

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/15/inbox-notifier-displays-a-notification-on-your-desktop-when-a-new-mail-lands-in-your-gmail-inbox/

 

Zoom tries to make good on security, privacy promises

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

 

5G smartphones: A cheat sheet

This comprehensive guide lists 5G-capable smartphones, as well as a forecast of when manufacturers will release new devices.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/5g-smartphones-a-cheat-sheet/

 

Google turning YouTube into e-commerce website to compete with Amazon

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/google-turning-youtube-into-e-commerce-website-103602/

 

4 best phones you can get for $300 or less: iPhone 8, Galaxy A50 and more

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

https://www.cnet.com/news/4-best-phones-you-can-get-for-300-or-less-2020-iphone-8-galaxy-a50-moto-g-power-stylus/

 

How to Create a New Library in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8867-create-new-library-windows-10-a.html

 

Securing Slack: 5 Tips for Safer Messaging, Collaboration

Remote workers and scattered teams are relying on Slack more and more for messaging and collaboration. Here are a few extra tips for keeping data and systems more secure when using Slack.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/securing-slack-5-tips-for-safer-messaging-collaboration/b/d-id/1339029

 

Raccine

Protect your system against the ransomware attacks that are known to delete the shadow copies existing via vssadmin.exe using this tool

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

 

How to Get Rid of Split Screen on an iPad

Getting out of split screen can be confusing at first

https://www.lifewire.com/get-rid-of-split-screen-on-ipad-5080480

 

iPhone 12 MagSafe wireless charging: Everything you need to know

iPhone 12's coolest new feature explained

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-12-magsafe-wireless-charging-everything-you-need-to-know

 

Maybe Apple Isn’t as Green as It Claims

https://www.yahoo.com/news/maybe-apple-isn-t-green-120052339.html

 

HP Chromebook x360 with 10th gen CPU now $499 in early Black Friday deal

Best Buy takes $130 off HP Chromebook x360

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/hp-chromebook-x360-with-10th-gen-cpu-now-dollar499-in-early-black-friday-deal

 

Is Ubuntu Special? 6 Things That Set Canonical's Linux Distro Apart

Ubuntu is probably the most famous Linux desktop distribution. But why is this? What makes Ubuntu different from other distros?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ubuntu-differences/

 

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/

 

Amazon Is Offering Extended Returns Until the End of January

Don't worry about returning those Prime Day purchases quickly, Amazon will accept returns until Jan. 31.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/amazon-is-offering-extended-returns-until-the-end-of-january

 

FCC's Ajit Pai wants to 'clarify' the meaning of Section 230

His statement comes after President Trump again called for Section 230 to be revoked.

https://www.engadget.com/ajit-pai-fcc-clarify-section-230-194358819.html

 

Update Your Barnes & Noble Password Right Now

https://lifehacker.com/update-your-barnes-noble-password-right-now-1845383732

 

X4 Smartwatch for Kids Has Undocumented Backdoor with Camera

https://www.maketecheasier.com/x4-smartwatch-for-kids-backdoor-camera/

 

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

 

Farewell Yahoo Groups! Shutting down on December 15, 2020

Yahoo announced this week that it will shut down Yahoo Groups on December 15, 2020. Yahoo Group users are informed by Yahoo via email about the shutdown timeline.

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/14/farewell-yahoo-groups-shutting-down-on-december-15-2020/

 

Phishing fears cause workers to reject genuine business communications

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/email-security/phishing-fears-cause-workers-to-reject-genuine-business-communications/

 

Linux kernel 5.9: Most important features and how to install it

Linux kernel 5.9 has arrived with plenty of performance boosting to intrigue data center admins. Jack Wallen highlights the improvements and shows how to install the mainline kernel.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-kernel-5-9-most-important-features-and-how-to-install-it/

 

Edge gets video-calling support, screenshot tool, shopping tool, PDF improvements and more

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/edge-gets-video-calling-support-screenshot-tool-shopping-tool-pdf-improvements-and-more-103594/

 

8 best phones under $200: Our picks for 2020 budget phones that work great

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

https://www.cnet.com/news/8-best-phones-under-200-our-picks-for-2020-budget-phones-that-work-great-galaxy-a01-moto-g7-power-moto-g-fast/

 

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

 

Prolific Cybercrime Group Now Focused on Ransomware

Cybercriminal team previously associated with point-of-sale malware and data theft has now moved almost completely into the more lucrative crimes of ransomware and extortion.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/prolific-cybercrime-group-now-focused-on-ransomware/d/d-id/1339195

 

CopyQ

Advanced clipboard manager to keep track of all recorded text clips, take notes, edit information, and paste clipboard content whenever needed

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Clipboard/Holecek-CopyQ.shtml

 

Chromebook vs. Windows Laptop: What's the Difference?

Chromebooks are cheap but are they any good?

https://www.lifewire.com/chromebook-vs-windows-laptop-5080525

 

How does an iPhone VPN work?

Everything you need to know about VPNs for iPhones

https://www.tomsguide.com/features/how-does-an-iphone-vpn-work

 

How to use Skype's Meet Now feature to start or join video calls from a computer or mobile device

https://www.yahoo.com/news/skypes-meet-now-feature-start-212800206.html

 

Better than Prime Day: HP Chromebook 14 drops to just $219

Snag the HP Chromebook 14 on the cheap

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/better-than-prime-day-hp-chromebook-14-drops-to-just-dollar239

 

Want to Install Elementary OS? 8 Reasons Why You Should!

Linux Elementary OS has developed into a fine computing experience, but is it time to switch from your current operating system?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reasons-install-elementary-os/

 

FBI: 4 new ways fraudsters are trying to steal your money online

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/fbi-warning-cryptocurrency-scams/759790/

 

Hands On With the Canon PowerShot Zoom: A Delightfully Weird Camera

The old school camera company is making something completely different.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/hands-on-with-the-canon-powershot-zoom-a-delightfully-weird-camera

 

Google will push Hangouts users to Chat in 2021

Google's Chat app isn't just for businesses anymore.

https://www.engadget.com/google-will-make-chat-app-free-2021-185953374.html

 

The True Cost of Real 5G Service

https://lifehacker.com/the-true-cost-of-real-5g-service-1845379958

 

Getting Started with Vagrant on Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/vagrant-on-linux/

 

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

 

Restore windows to their saved size and position with using Window Resizer

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/14/restore-windows-to-their-saved-size-and-position-with-using-window-resizer/

 

For Biden or business CISOs, Fake hack-and-leak operations are tough to battle

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/email-security/for-biden-or-business-cisos-fake-hack-and-leak-operations-are-tough-to-battle/

 

How to view website trackers in mobile Safari from your iPhone or iPad

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-view-website-trackers-in-mobile-safari/

 

Google Chrome 86 offers HTTP cache partitioning to prevent cache attacks

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/chrome-86-offers-http-cache-partitioning-for-additional-privacy-protections-103588/

 

Twitter says massive outage caused by 'inadvertent' systems change

Users complained of feeds not updating and the inability to send tweets.

https://www.cnet.com/news/twitter-says-massive-outage-caused-by-inadvertent-systems-change/

 

How to Change Windows Defender Exploit Protection Settings in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/87845-change-windows-defender-exploit-protection-settings-windows-10-a.html

 

US Indicts Members of Transnational Money-Laundering Organization

Members of the QQAAZZ group helped cybercriminals conceal origins of stolen funds, DoJ alleges.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/us-indicts-members-of-transnational-money-laundering-organization/d/d-id/1339196

 

Fakespot for Chrome

Avoid being scammed when buying online goods from known retailers by using this extension's smart buyer grading and analysis system that detects fake and irrelevant rating reviews

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

 

iOS 14 is Draining Batteries, Experts Say They Can Help

The latest upgrade giveth and taketh

https://www.lifewire.com/ios-14-is-draining-batteries-experts-say-they-can-help-5081950

 

Five things to do with an Android VPN

Think your VPN is only good for providing extra security? Think again

https://www.tomsguide.com/features/five-things-to-do-with-an-android-vpn

 

'These people’s lives might be impacted forever': Student creates nonprofit to bridge the growing digital divide

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/student-creates-nonprofit-bridge-growing-190000715.html

 

Holy crap! You can get this Lenovo Windows 10 laptop for just $119 right now

The Lenovo IdeaPad 1 is just $119 right now in this killer deal

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/holy-crap-you-can-get-this-lenovo-windows-10-laptop-for-just-dollar119-right-now

 

7 Awesome Linux Media Center Distros for Your HTPC

Linux offers a superior HTPC than Windows. Want to build your own Linux home theater? Use one of these Linux media center distros.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/awesome-linux-media-center-distros-htpc/

 

Fake customer support scam is wiping out bank accounts – don’t fall for it!

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

 

PC Manufacturers Slowly Bouncing Back Following Early Pandemic Shortage

Worldwide PC shipments have risen 13 percent in the third quarter of 2020 alone.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/pc-manufacturers-slowly-blooming-back-into-life-following-early-pandemic

 

Windows 10 is installing Office web apps without asking permission

You don't even get a choice about restarting your PC.

https://www.engadget.com/windows-10-installing-forced-office-web-apps-154530942.html

 

Free Cheat Sheet: "Skype Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows and Mac"

https://makeuseof.tradepub.com/free/w_makc158/prgm.cgi?email=taktech1@yahoo.com

 

As the Coronavirus Surges, a New Culprit Emerges: Pandemic Fatigue

Exhaustion and impatience are creating new risks as cases soar in parts of the world. “They have had enough,” one U.S. mayor said of her residents.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/17/us/coronavirus-pandemic-fatigue.html?campaign_id=2&emc=edit_th_20201018&instance_id=23251&nl=todaysheadlines®i_id=49680637&segment_id=41412&user_id=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef

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 Using Zoom on your computer: Essential Tips and Tricks for Power Users

https://www.easytweaks.com/how-to-use-zoom-computer-macbook/

 

Twitter’s massive outage may be over, company says ‘no evidence’ of hack

The cause is unclear

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/15/21518367/twitter-down-outage-tweets

 

Microsoft adds refresh rate option to the Windows 10 settings

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-adds-refresh-rate-option-to-the-windows-10-settings/

 

What's the Difference Between Linux Distributions If They're All Linux?

Considering Linux but confused by so many versions? Linux distributions are not all the same! Here are some key differences.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/whats-the-difference-between-linux-distributions-if-theyre-all-linux-makeuseof-explains/

 

Internet Explorer: end of support for Microsoft Accounts and Apps in November

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/12/internet-explorer-end-of-support-for-microsoft-accounts-and-apps-in-november/

 

Surface Laptop Go review: This delightful mini PC gets (almost) everything right

The Surface Laptop Go is a smaller Surface Laptop, and it gets nearly everything right, making it an easy sell.

https://www.windowscentral.com/surface-laptop-go

 

The pandemic has been an absolute disaster for internet freedom worldwide

Covid-19 has given political bodies an excuse to crack down on internet access

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-pandemic-has-been-an-absolute-disaster-for-internet-freedom-worldwide

 

Cybercriminals use stolen data and hacking tools as prizes in poker games and rap battles

Prizes for bad actors can be access to stolen data and tools to make hacks easier, according to new research from Trend Micro.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/cybercriminals-use-stolen-data-and-hacking-tools-as-prizes-in-poker-games-and-rap-battles/

 

More connectivity means greater cyber risk for plane manufacturers

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/government/troubled-by-security-risks-posed-by-avionics-systems-gao-urges-faa-to-boost-oversight/

 

Google Chrome deploying QUIC, HTTP/3 protocols to reduce YouTube buffer time and more

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/google-chrome-deploying-quic-http-3-protocols-103585/

 

How to Turn On or Off Core Isolation Virtualization-based Security for Memory Integrity in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/104025-turn-off-core-isolation-memory-integrity-windows-10-a.html?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=fac04c29ed8798f13645e5a347b0f5fea2ce114a-1602904273-0-AXSWNpKsfjc-iEWOJ0L62jo8eyLp4TUqKknniKx2xIKlDu0kOYBlOWTuuWr60joV9K--uykj3Pye66twyBsA4uoxJCqRVY5tAcPv0NB8Dmwa7sTKURBCUvUiCDgWENSXsHiFZcsrSx8WB3H_fTphud-k6QxdjbN-2s-Adu0FBorw4LAC08OtqifyqE6GSP1bKTRZu0Ks14xwOw0alXM_-Q_89zBGIBy18D3nGs10R4oVom3vFmZyXb9G31QnsdT9jJ_-Y9EmmUiuLxeNXxVN-b3WPbFjsJYkA9Z8q92Zdg93_X8PjOGQr0AEv979X0_jjuIwIEjKi5xhqzV_l3IYWp8xKEvRThN6I0QsVlZoVzjNL_Uoox9Ourz0F8dJdPHtyQ

 

Intel's Ice Lake Beefs Up CPU Security for Cloud Workloads

The third-generation Xeon processors build in hardware security features to provide extra protection to data in transit, at rest, and in use.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/intels-ice-lake-beefs-up-cpu-security-for-cloud-workloads/d/d-id/1339180

 

ProtonMail Reveals Apple Forced it to Add In-App Purchases

https://www.maketecheasier.com/protonmail-apple-forced-in-app-purchases/

 

Microsoft Edge 88 Is Ready for the Death of Flash Player

Adobe has already announced that Flash Player would go dark in December 2020, so all the other browsers out there that come with this component are getting ready for this major software retirement.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-edge-88-is-ready-for-the-death-of-flash-player-531357.shtml

 

Why you shouldn't get too excited about 5G yet

https://www.yahoo.com/news/why-shouldnt-too-excited-5g-163000883.html

 

PS5 can record your voice chats — and gamers aren't happy

PS5 can record your voice, but it's not what you think

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/ps5-can-record-your-voice-chats-and-gamers-arent-happy

 

GOOGLE PIXEL 5 REVIEW: NEW PHONE, OLD TRICKS

Google goes back to its old tricks, mostly for the better

https://www.theverge.com/21514312/google-pixel-5-review-camera-speed-processor-fingerprint

 

How To Disable Hyperthreading On Your PC

https://www.techjunkie.com/disable-hyperthreading/

 

Security and privacy tip: 3 mistakes you’re making on social media

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/security-and-privacy-tip-3-mistakes-youre-making-on-social-media/758533/

 

Verizon Launches 'Nationwide' 5G, Expands mmWave to 55 Cities

In tandem with Apple's iPhone 12 launch, Verizon vastly expanded the reach of its 5G network.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/verizon-launches-nationwide-5g-expands-mmwave-to-55-cities

 

Zoom rolls out end-to-end encryption (E2EE) next week

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/zoom-rolls-out-end-to-end-encryption-e2ee-next-week/

 

How to Upgrade or Switch Linux Distros Without Losing Data

Switching between Linux distributions? Here's how to change your Linux distro without losing any data.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/upgrade-switch-linux-distros-without-losing-files/

 

What is the best way to bulk delete or archive Gmail emails?

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/16/what-is-the-best-way-to-bulk-delete-or-archive-gmail-emails/

 

It's not just you, Twitter is down (updated)

Twitter is borked at the moment.

https://www.windowscentral.com/as-if-2020-hadnt-ruined-enough-twitter-down-again

 

SSD prices could drop significantly soon – so don’t buy one yet

Mind you, pricing is already very competitive

https://www.techradar.com/news/ssd-prices-could-drop-significantly-soon-so-dont-buy-one-yet

 

Windows 10 20H2: Here's why you'll need to upgrade

Microsoft's second Windows 10 update of 2020 is about to launch. What's in it for business and for IT administrators?

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-20h2-heres-why-youll-need-to-upgrade/

 

Cybercrime increasingly converging towards ransomware, cartel models

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/cybercrime-increasingly-converging-towards-ransomware-cartel-models/

 

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/

 

How to Add and Remove Extensions in Microsoft Edge Chromium (if the MS Store doesn't have what you want, there is a way to add extension from Chrome Web Store)

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/166175-how-add-remove-extensions-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Microsoft Fixes Critical Windows TCP/IP Flaw in Patch Rollout

The October 2020 Patch Tuesday fixed 87 vulnerabilities, including 21 remote code execution flaws, in Microsoft products and services.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/microsoft-fixes-critical-windows-tcp-ip-flaw-in-patch-rollout/d/d-id/1339176

 

How to Use Google Authenticator on a Windows PC

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

 

Downloading Microsoft Edge with Chrome or Firefox Is Quite a Challenge Now

Microsoft Edge has been reinvented for the modern world, so it’s now based on the Chromium engine, the same one that’s powering Google Chrome and a bunch of other browsers out there.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/downloading-microsoft-edge-with-chrome-or-firefox-is-quite-a-challenge-now-531355.shtml

 

10 ways to boost your cellular signal and stay connected to your network

https://www.yahoo.com/news/10-ways-boost-cellular-signal-204900598.html

 

Xbox Series X: Here are all 30 games optimized for launch day

All the upgraded games coming to Xbox Series X and Series S on day one.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/xbox-series-x-here-are-all-30-games-optimized-for-launch-day

 

Go read about the dire working conditions for Ring’s call center employees in the Philippines

Workers slept on the floor to keep up with demand

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/15/21517964/amazon-ring-covid-19-philippines-call-center-work-from-home

 

Can I Use PicsArt On My Computer­?

https://www.techjunkie.com/can-i-use-picsart-computer/

 

Windows 10: Handy trick to shortcut setting up your new PC

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/shortcut-setting-up-windows-pc/757880/

 

Panasonic's Lumix BGH1 Takes Pro 4K Video to Smaller Places

The tiny cube design of this Micro Four Thirds video camera lets it go places other can't.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/panasonics-lumix-bgh1-takes-pro-4k-video-to-smaller-places

 

Windows 10 now blocks some third-party drivers from installing

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-now-blocks-some-third-party-drivers-from-installing/

 

The 5 Best Linux Distros to Install on a USB Stick

USB are great for running portable versions of Linux. Here are the most useful Linux distributions to run from a live USB drive.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-best-linux-distros-installation-usb-stick/

 

Time to remove Nano Adblocker and Defender from your browsers (except Firefox)

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/16/time-to-remove-nano-adblocker-and-defender-from-your-browsers-except-firefox/

 

Microsoft Teams goes native ARM, gets significant performance bump on select PCs

Microsoft Teams now runs much better on ARM devices like the Surface Pro X.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-teams-gets-performance-bump-surface-pro-x-and-arm-devices

 

Zoom finally catches up with Microsoft Teams with new native app integrations

All Zoom users will also get full end-to-end encryption in the near future

https://www.techradar.com/news/zoom-finally-catches-up-with-microsoft-teams-with-new-native-app-integrations

 

Photos: Wireless chargers for the iPhone, AirPods and the Apple Watch

https://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/photos-wireless-chargers-for-the-iphone-airpods-and-the-apple-watch/

 

Microsoft Patch Tuesday fixes 87 flaws, 11 critical

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/patch-management/microsoft-patch-tuesday-fixes-87-flaws-11-critical/

 

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

Starting October 13, 2020, Microsoft will bid goodbye to some of the company’s old software applications. All software products carry an expiry date. Being a software giant, Microsoft has so many different software products in its portfolio.

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

 

PowerShell Scripting - Update Windows 10 USB install media

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/96845-powershell-scripting-update-windows-10-usb-install-media.html

 

Phishing in Troubled Waters: 3 Ways Email Attacks May Impact Elections

The state of email defenses has a role to play in the US presidential election.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/phishing-in-troubled-waters-3-ways-email-attacks-may-impact-elections/b/d-id/1339171

 

The Beginner’s Guide to Regular Expressions

https://www.maketecheasier.com/the-beginner-guide-to-regular-expressions/

 

Microsoft Kills Off Office 2010 and Office 2016 for Mac

Microsoft has officially discontinued Office 2010 and Office 2016 for Mac, so customers still running the two productivity suites would no longer receive any new updates.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-kills-off-office-2010-and-office-2016-for-mac-531340.shtml

 

UK Government loses data because of Excel mistake. (I remember back to the 1990's, Excel has always had a finite file size and wrong tool for this application.  Relational Database)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUp8pkoeMss&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=Stand-upMaths&t=0s

 

iPhone 12 mini vs iPhone SE: Which small phone is best?

Our iPhone 12 mini vs iPhone SE face-off shows how much more you get for $300

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-12-mini-vs-iphone-se-which-small-phone-is-best

 

Forget 5G: MagSafe could be the biggest reason to buy an iPhone 12

Accessorize

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2020/10/14/21515490/apple-iphone-12-magsafe-accessories-ecosystem

 

How To Fix Pixelated Photos & Pictures

https://www.techjunkie.com/fix-pixelated-pictures/

 

Windows alert: Fake Office updates trick you into downloading malware

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/windows-alert-emotet-botnet/759669/

 

Google Says Biggest DDoS Attack on Record Hit the Company in 2017

The 2.5Tbps attack was likely the work of state-sponsored hackers using internet service providers in China, according to Google.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-says-biggest-ddos-attack-on-record-hit-the-company-in-2017

 

Microsoft October 2020 Patch Tuesday fixes 87 security bugs

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-october-2020-patch-tuesday-fixes-87-security-bugs/

 

23 Operating Systems That Run on Your Raspberry Pi

Whatever your Raspberry Pi project, there's an operating system for it. Here are the best Raspberry Pi operating systems!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-operating-systems-you-can-run-with-raspberry-pi/

 

Macrium Reflect 7.3 backup software update introduces native task scheduler

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/15/macrium-reflect-7-3-backup-software-update-introduces-native-task-scheduler/

 

Windows Calculator now does your math on Raspberry Pi, Tesla, and tons of Linux devices

The Uno Platform team has done it again, bringing the Windows Calculator to yet another platform.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-calculator-now-does-your-math-raspberry-pi-tesla-and-tons-linux-devices

 

Microsoft revamps Favorites in Edge to make it even better than Chrome

Look forward to easier access and better management options

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-revamps-favorites-in-edge-to-make-it-even-better-than-chrome

 

Why I'm skipping the iPhone 12 and keeping my iPhone 11

When Apple announces the new iPhone 12, I'm not interested. Here's why.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-im-skipping-the-iphone-12-and-keeping-my-iphone-11/

 

Hackers chain Windows, VPN bugs to access government systems

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/hackers-chain-windows-vpn-bugs-to-access-government-systems/

 

Google Chrome becomes more private thanks to competition from Microsoft Edge

Google Chrome has shared its progress on Privacy Sandbox, an initiative that aims to enhance online privacy using the set of open standards. Privacy Sandbox is designed to protect online user data and help Google Chrome prevent intrusive cross-site tracking.

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

 

How to Turn On or Off Focus Assist in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/18273-turn-off-focus-assist-windows-10-a.html

 

25% of BEC Cybercriminals Based in the US

While the US is known to be a prime target for BEC attacks, just how many perpetrators are based there came as a surprise to researchers.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/25--of-bec-cybercriminals-based-in-the-us/d/d-id/1339168

 

5 Disposable and Throwaway Email Providers You Can Try

https://www.maketecheasier.com/disposable-throwaway-email-providers/

 

Microsoft Announces Teams for Android Update with New Features

Microsoft has just announced a Microsoft Teams update on Android devices, and this time, the release is pretty significant, as it includes several new features that users are going to love.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-announces-teams-for-android-update-with-new-features-531336.shtml

 

When Spreadsheets Attack!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb2zkxHDfUE&t=81s

 

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

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

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

 

GOOGLE PIXEL 4A 5G REVIEW: MORE THAN JUST A BIGGER BUDGET PHONE

The 5G is nice, but the improved processor matters more

https://www.theverge.com/21514296/google-pixel-4a-5g-review-camera-speed-video

 

How To VIew The Windows 10 Clipboard History

https://www.techjunkie.com/view-windows-10-clipboard-history/

 

This app helps you get where you’re going without tracking you using GPS

https://www.komando.com/downloads/smartnavi-navigation-app/757871/

 

Google: Chinese Hackers Are Posing as McAfee Antivirus to Phish Victims

Google’s security team has spotted the suspected Chinese hacking group APT 31 emailing links designed to ultimately download malware to spy on victims' computers.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-chinese-hackers-are-posing-as-mcafee-antivirus-to-phish-victims

 

Windows 10 now warns when apps are configured to run at startup

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-now-warns-when-apps-are-configured-to-run-at-startup/

 

winstall.exe Windows process - What is it?

https://www.file.net/process/winstall.exe.html

 

Winstall lets you bulk install Windows apps with Microsoft’s package manager

New app packs make it easy to set up a new PC

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/2/21498369/winstall-windows-package-manager-scripts-app-packs

 

Winstall.app is a web-based GUI for the Windows Package Manager

https://www.neowin.net/news/winstallapp-is-a-web-based-gui-for-the-windows-package-manager

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How to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7

If you're still on Windows 7, you can upgrade to Windows 10, and here are the instructions to complete the task keeping your files and apps without issues.

https://pureinfotech.com/upgrade-to-windows-10-from-windows-7/

 

When should you replace your PC? | Ask an expert

The choice between piecemeal upgrades versus a wholesale replacement boils down to your current and near-future needs.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3572335/when-should-you-replace-your-pc-ask-an-expert.html

 

8 CMD Commands to Manage Wireless Networks in Windows

Use the Command Prompt to control your Wi-Fi network. Here are the most useful commands for troubleshooting your home network.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/commands-manage-wireless-networks-windows/

 

Install These Unreleased OxygenOS 11 Wallpapers on Almost Any Android Device

https://lifehacker.com/install-these-unreleased-oxygenos-11-wallpapers-on-almo-1845349770

 

Windows 10 update appears to have made crashes even more likely

The Blue Screen of Death is back

https://www.techradar.com/news/windows-10-update-appears-to-have-made-crashes-even-more-likely

 

Does Xbox Series X get really hot? We ran tests to find out.

Hot or not?

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-hot-does-xbox-series-x-get

 

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

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

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

 

[PRIVACY] Do You Need a VPN?

https://askbobrankin.com/privacy_do_you_need_a_vpn.html

 

6 new Android 11 features you can use today

Google's latest mobile operating system has caught up to some iPhone features and blown past others.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/6-new-android-11-features-you-can-use-today/

 

Barnes & Noble hit by cyberattack that exposed customer data

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/barnes-and-noble-hit-by-cyberattack-that-exposed-customer-data/

 

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__=d1c8d102470380ab16a4109e07a230142c8968f7-1602815915-0-Ac_-YWPMsiEAKmh-oetGGS45bPFOdbAiMZRyBzbVj4fEj5lt1r3rl1eS_6nKpRvxXMu6O9Z365rwd1SBd1iqa623OPW4s2pF6ROouqijBSWhyEKIyQDDSLC32CcAWZLHcK-totJZrhDr-vacdHWCFIX84Sm9BTANtn0nrFUL4-YNAqXgbQTJzWrZSOVkvOYCJPIBf91GjOEOevRb1teKRH8KDMNmB6fMKmLK0g3cZQ3ILSGqqLdGPMewI2Fecxy0Uw8oalh1-QXIzBJu_qI2-UnZJUU_Z6flLNxdYyWcHqLa0944ieWNtN9g4QUMxZSd9nrVU5QHGIc3XIcHn1J9gLY5Ll7ZNrINAlcz15XEE2kgUJajVCdvv_YwyTieqeC6WA

 

Zoom announces end-to-end encryption, customizable SDKs and more at Zoomtopia

Zoom's two-day online conference kicked off with a bevy of new product announcements around security and developer enhancements.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/zoom-announces-end-to-end-encryption-customizable-sdks-and-more-at-zoomtopia/

 

What’s an IP address?

Simple Guide to Understanding IP Addresses:

  - What’s an IP address?

  - Explained: What are IPv4 and IPv6?

  - Public vs. Private IP Address — What’s the Difference?

  - How to Find Your IP Address (Step-by-Step Guides)

  - What Your IP Address Reveals About You

  - Tips on How to Keep Your IP Address Private

  - Common FAQs on IP Addresses

https://www.wizcase.com/tools/whats-my-ip/

 

With ‘absurd’ timing, FCC announces intention to revisit Section 230

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/15/with-absurd-timing-fcc-announces-intention-to-revisit-section-230/

 

US seizes Iranian government domains masked as legitimate news outlets

The web of domains was utilized to spread propaganda and disinformation.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/us-seizes-iranian-government-domains-masked-as-legitimate-news-outlets/?&web_view=true

 

If you can’t smell these 2 things, you probably have COVID-19

https://bgr.com/2020/10/13/coronavirus-symptoms-smell-test-covid-19/

 

Caller ID verification could be coming to the iPhone soon

STIR and SHAKEN finally result in some truly identified Caller ID.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3584920/stir-shaken-caller-id-verification-coming-to-the-iphone.html

 

Sony’s digital camera webcam software is now available for Macs

Upgrade your Zoom calls

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/15/21517673/sony-imaging-edge-webcam-digital-camera-webcam-software-mac

 

How to take webpage screenshot on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge introduces a screenshot feature to capture webpages, and here's how to use it on Windows 10

https://pureinfotech.com/take-webpage-screenshot-microsoft-edge/

 

Alphabet's Latest Moonshot is a Plant-Inspecting Robot

Mineral aims to promote sustainable farming through artificial intelligence and machine learning.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/alphabets-latest-moonshot-is-a-plant-inspecting-robot

 

Privacy hack: How to password-protect files on Windows 10

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/password-protect-files/757861/

 

Warning: Beware terrible graphics card 'deals' that aren't worth your money

Don't be a sucker.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3408907/beware-terrible-amazon-prime-day-graphics-card-deals.html

 

Wi-Fi Direct: Windows Wireless File Transfer That's Faster Than Bluetooth

Bluetooth isn't the only solution for wireless file transfers. A faster solution exists in Windows 10 called Wi-Fi Direct.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/wifi-direct-vs-bluetooth-use-sharing-data-windows-8/

 

How to Set Up Google Assistant Shortcuts for Your Android Apps

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-set-up-google-assistant-shortcuts-for-your-andro-1845327849

 

This big Microsoft Edge change might render your antivirus ineffective

Microsoft has implemented Google's Manifest V3 changes in its Chromium-based Edge browser

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-big-microsoft-edge-change-might-render-your-antivirus-ineffective

 

Windows 10 copy and paste could soon cozy up to Android

Microsoft's Cloud Clipboard could soon extend to Android phones through Microsoft SwiftKey.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-copy-and-paste-could-soon-cozy-android

 

US Cyber Command: Patch Windows 'Bad Neighbor' TCP/IP bug now

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-cyber-command-patch-windows-bad-neighbor-tcp-ip-bug-now/

 

How to Add or Remove Meet Now icon on Taskbar in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/165990-how-add-remove-meet-now-icon-taskbar-windows-10-a.html

 

5G Myths Debunked as Verizon Pays Big for Spectrum

Big Red shells out $1.9B in FCC auction

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

 

Will This Free Windows Clone Work For You?

https://askbobrankin.com/will_this_free_windows_clone_work_for_you.html

 

Turn an old phone into a security camera in 3 steps. Here's how to do it

Give your old Android phone or iPhone new life, for free.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/turn-old-phone-into-security-camera-in-3-steps-heres-how-android-iphone/

 

IoT security: University creates new labels for devices to increase awareness for consumers

What if you could compare security on IoT devices, similar to nutrition labels, before you buy them? One organization is trying to make that happen.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/iot-security-university-creates-new-labels-for-devices-to-increase-awareness-for-consumers/

 

Cyber Command has sought to disrupt the world’s largest botnet, hoping to reduce its potential impact on the election

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/cyber-command-trickbot-disrupt/2020/10/09/19587aae-0a32-11eb-a166-dc429b380d10_story.html

 

Google launches a slew of Search updates

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/15/google-launches-a-slew-of-search-updates/

 

Microsoft says Iranian hackers are exploiting the Zerologon vulnerability

Microsoft links back the attacks to an Iranian hacker group known as Mercury, or MuddyWater.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-says-iranian-hackers-are-exploiting-the-zerologon-vulnerability/

 

Bill Gates says we’ll never find a coronavirus cure

https://bgr.com/2020/10/13/bill-gates-coronavirus-drug-antibody-vaccine-not-a-cure/

 

iPhone 12: MagSafe enables a whole new charging and accessory ecosystem

With new magnets and coils, Apple is making all sorts of new things possible.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3585789/iphone-12-magsafe-wireless-charging-cases-accessories.html

 

Belkin’s first MagSafe products are a wild-looking 3-in-1 charger and a car mount

Meet the first third-party MagSafe accessories

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2020/10/14/21516404/belkin-magsafe-boostcharge-pro-charger-car-mount-iphone-12-accessories

 

WINDOWS 10 IS GETTING NEW OUT-OF-BOX EXPERIENCE (OOBE)

Microsoft is bringing the Windows 10X out-of-box experience to the traditional version of Windows 10, and here's a first look.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-new-out-of-box-experience-oobe/

 

New, Faster BBC Micro:Bit Launches

The updated device now includes a built-in speaker and microphone as well as upgrading the memory, storage, and performance on offer without raising the price.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/bbc-launches-a-new-microbit-board

 

Have an older iPhone or Mac? Don’t miss this security warning

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/apple-t2-chip-vulnerability/758775/

 

Our favorite SSDs are on sale for ludicrously cheap during Prime Day

SK Hynix's Gold P31 and Gold S31 earn our top recommendations, and they're on sale at steep discounts during Amazon Prime Day.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3585748/our-favorite-ssds-are-on-sale-for-ludicrously-cheap-during-prime-day.html

 

7 Vintage iPhone Film Camera Apps Worth Using

Sick of digital photos and don't have a film camera? These vintage film camera apps emulate the experience on iPhone.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/iphone-film-camera-apps/

 

Create a Makeshift Baby Monitor With Android's New Sound Notifications

https://lifehacker.com/create-a-makeshift-baby-monitor-with-androids-new-sound-1845326880

 

Best turntables 2020: the best record players for any budget

The best turntables and record players you can buy today

https://www.techradar.com/news/best-turntables

 

Need a new router? You really need to check out this Prime Day deal.

https://www.windowscentral.com/prime-day-archer-a7

 

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

 

Browse Privately With Fast New VPN From Mozilla

Firefox? More like Private-fox

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

 

Which Printer is Best: Inkjet, Laser or All-In-One?

https://askbobrankin.com/which_printer_is_best_inkjet_laser_or_allinone.html

 

iPhone 12 Mini vs. iPhone 12: Apple's smaller phone is not so different

The smallest member of the new iPhone 12 family will appeal to value-minded buyers.

https://www.cnet.com/news/iphone-12-vs-iphone-12-mini-apple-smaller-phone-not-so-different/

 

Microsoft is forcibly installing Office PWAs in Windows 10

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-is-forcibly-installing-office-pwas-in-windows-10/

 

IoT privacy risks: How security labels can help inform consumers

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/iot-security-not-all-devices-are-data-secure-one-organization-wants-to-inform-consumers/

 

Interesting Mini-Movie on Disinformation From the FBI

https://www.missingkids.org/netsmartz/videos

 

Twitter is investigating widespread outage reports

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/15/twitter-is-investigating-widespread-outage-reports/

 

New Office 365 Phishing Attack Checks Your Stolen Credentials in Real-Time

https://blog.knowbe4.com/new-office-365-phishing-attack-checks-your-stolen-credentials-in-real-time

 

The dreaded second coronavirus wave may be arriving at the worst possible time

https://bgr.com/2020/10/12/coronavirus-second-wave-emergency-room-doctors-seeing-more-covid-19/

 

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini: Six ways they're more 'Pro' than you think

You'll be getting a lot of iPhone for a much nicer price.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3585790/iphone-12-and-iphone-12-mini-display-design-features-camera-performance-price-release.html

 

Apple’s revived MagSafe charging standard opens the door for a portless iPhone

Wireless charging is only going to become more important

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/14/21515789/apple-portless-iphone-magsafe-wireless-charging

 

Windows 10 20H2 features walkthrough video – October 2020 Update

VIDEO: Windows 10 20H2 (October 2020 Update) is releasing soon, and this hands-on video dives deep into everything available in this new version.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-20h2-features-video-october-2020-update/

 

Final Nail in the Coffin for Yahoo Groups Lands Dec. 15

A year ago, Verizon-owned Yahoo decided to dismantle most of the functions on Yahoo Groups. Now the entire platform will soon be no more.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/final-nail-in-the-coffin-for-yahoo-groups-lands-dec-15

 

You can’t replace your photos – get them off your phone now (then copy them to a flash drive or do a full backup to an external hdd/sdd and remove the device so its not accessable)

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/smartphone-photos-backup/757995/

 

Microsoft is encouraging Office PWAs, which could change how you work with apps

Microsoft's Office PWAs are designed to offer all the convenience of Microsoft 365, without the need to install anything.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3586195/microsoft-is-encouraging-office-pwas-which-could-change-how-you-work-with-apps.html

 

3 Ways to Reset a Forgotten Windows Administrator Password

Here are some ways to reset your Windows administrator password and get back into your computer.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-ways-to-reset-the-forgotten-windows-administrator-password/

 

Fix Your Apple Watch's Battery Issues With This New Update

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

 

Barnes & Noble hit by debilitating cyberattack, customer data exposed

A recent outage was caused by a malware attack

https://www.techradar.com/news/barnes-and-noble-hit-by-debilitating-cyberattack-customer-data-exposed

 

Microsoft bringing breakthrough AI image captioning to Word, PowerPoint, Outlook

Microsoft's new algorithm can describe images as well as people can.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-bringing-breakthrough-ai-image-captioning-word-powerpoint-outlook

 

How to Create Elevated App Shortcut without UAC Prompt in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/57690-create-elevated-shortcut-without-uac-prompt-windows-10-a.html

 

Microsoft's Go Laptop Is Lighter, Cheaper, Smaller, Newer

But is it worth the tradeoffs?

https://www.lifewire.com/microsoft-go-laptop-lighter-cheaper-smaller-newer-5080718

 

Is There a Delete Button for the Internet?

https://askbobrankin.com/is_there_a_delete_button_for_the_internet.html

 

Get a 5-pack of outlet covers with nighttime safety lights for $15

This clever design offers a gentle night light for pennies a year and you never have to replace batteries.

https://www.cnet.com/news/get-a-5-pack-of-outlet-covers-with-nighttime-safety-lights-for-15/

 

Microsoft now lets you disable insecure JScript in Internet Explorer

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-now-lets-you-disable-insecure-jscript-in-internet-explorer/

 

OnZoom is Zoom's new platform and marketplace for online events

Zoom's Zoomtopia conference kicked off with an announcement about OnZoom, which provides a venue for concerts, classes and other ticketed and non-ticketed online events.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/onzoom-is-zooms-new-platform-and-marketplace-for-online-events/

 

Microsoft 365 vs. Office 365: What’s the difference?

https://blog.goptg.com/microsoft-365-vs.-office-365-whats-the-difference

 

Google will let everyone migrate from Hangouts to Chat for free in 2021

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/15/hangouts-meet-chat/

 

Anna Kendrick Is McAfee’s Most Dangerous Celebrity 2020

https://www.mcafee.com/blogs/consumer/most-dangerous-celebrity-2020/

 

Scientists discovered a new way to stop COVID-19

https://bgr.com/2020/10/14/coronavirus-cure-factor-d-inhibitor-johns-hopkins-study/

 

App Store discontent: So many opinions

https://www.macworld.com/article/3585591/app-store-discontent-so-many-opinions.html

 

SURFACE LAPTOP GO REVIEW: A CASE STUDY IN COST CUTTING

$900 for these specs?

https://www.theverge.com/21512680/microsoft-surface-laptop-go-review-price-specs-features

 

How to enable scrollable tabs in Chrome

Google Chrome includes a new feature to scroll tabs with the mouse wheel when you have too many of them open, and here's how to enable it.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-scrollable-tabs-chrome/

 

Windows 10 Gets AV1 Hardware-Accelerated Video Support This Fall

You're going to need one of the latest GPUs to take advantage of it, though.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/windows-10-gets-av1-hardware-accelerated-video-support-this-fall

 

Fake customer support scam is wiping out bank accounts – don’t fall for it!

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

 

How to switch from Windows 10 in S Mode to Windows 10 Home

Remember, some of these pricing issues are, well, academic.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3194226/how-upgrading-from-windows-10-s-to-windows-10-pro-could-cost-you.html

 

We finally know why the PS5 is so enormous

https://bgr.com/2020/10/14/ps5-size-why-so-big-explanation-cooling-fan/

 

The anatomy of a $15 million cyber heist on a US company

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/the-anatomy-of-a-15-million-cyber-heist-on-a-us-company/

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Can deepfake detectors keep up with advances in AI-generated video?

https://thenextweb.com/neural/2020/10/13/can-deepfake-detectors-keep-up-with-advances-in-ai-generated-video-syndication/

 

Portable Alzex Finance

Keep track of your personal finances and manage your budget smarter with the help if this comprehensive and intuitive application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Personal-Finances/Portable-Personal-Finances.shtml

 

5 Microsoft Whiteboard Tips & Tricks You Should Try Today

Microsoft Whiteboard offers you a few fun ways to communicate with your team. Here are some tips you should try out in your next meeting.

https://www.makeuseof.com/microsoft-whiteboard-tips-tricks/

 

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

Spammers use many techniques to slide their garbage into your inbox. BCCing you on messages is a common way.

https://askleo.com/spam-not-addressed-to-me/

 

Tyler Technologies paid ransomware gang for decryption key

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/tyler-technologies-paid-ransomware-gang-for-decryption-key/

 

What's the best cheap VPN? We found three good options

Online privacy while working from home doesn't have to cost a fortune. Protect your online life with a cheap VPN service.

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-best-cheap-vpn-for-2020/

 

What Apple's New Mac Repair Program Means for You

Consumer-friendly or litigation-averse?

https://www.lifewire.com/what-apples-independent-mac-repair-program-means-for-you-5075302

 

Fix Google Pixel's Auto-Brightness Bug and More With the Latest Android Update

https://lifehacker.com/fix-google-pixels-auto-brightness-bug-and-more-with-the-1845289319

 

Americans might not be able to take full advantage of the 5G iPhone

  - On Tuesday, Apple is expected to release its first iPhone models that support 5G networks.

  - Those iPhones will be able to tap into faster next-generation networks from Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile for faster download speeds and stronger wireless connections.

  - But in the United States, the carriers are still building their 5G networks, and the mid-band networks available in other countries which balance fast speeds and wide coverage aren’t widely available in the U.S. yet.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/12/americans-might-not-be-able-to-take-full-advantage-of-the-5g-iphone-.html

 

Microsoft Squelches Trickbot Ransomware Network

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Microsoft-Squelches-Trickbot-Ransomware-Network-86880.html

 

How to Enable or Disable Suggested Passwords in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://tinyurl.com/yyxr563u

 

Zoom is getting into ticketed online events

The company will also start rolling end-to-end encryption next week.

https://www.engadget.com/on-zoom-end-to-end-encryption-rollout-164126517.html

 

Apple Sues Over Bogus Recycling

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10823/apple-sues-over-bogus-recycling

 

G7 Raises Concerns About Rising Cyberattacks Amid Pandemic

https://www.securityweek.com/g7-raises-concerns-about-rising-cyberattacks-amid-pandemic

 

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

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

 

The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go Is Trying

https://gizmodo.com/the-microsoft-surface-laptop-go-is-trying-1845349567

 

9to5Mac Daily: October 13, 2020 – iPhone 12 and HomePod mini event recap

https://9to5mac.com/2020/10/13/9to5mac-daily-october-13-2020/#more-672662

 

How To Create A PDF From Multiple Images In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/create-pdf-windows-10/

 

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

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

 

Intel Launches Budget-Friendly Core i3-10100F

The quad-core chip is sure to be a hit with gamers on a tight budget who don't need an integrated GPU.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/intel-launches-budget-friendly-core-i3-10100f

 

The Windows 10 Feature That Everybody Loves Is Coming to the Desktop

Windows users love customizing their desktops, there’s no doubt about it, and this is the reason Microsoft itself is also tweaking Windows 10 with more options in this regard in every new feature update.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/the-windows-10-feature-that-everybody-loves-is-coming-to-the-desktop-531306.shtml

 

Windows 10 Will Soon Tailor Its Setup to Your Needs

Gaming? Entertainment? Business? It doesn't matter, as Windows 10 will soon accommodate everyone's needs.

https://www.makeuseof.com/windows-10-tailor-setup-to-your-needs/

 

Phishing: How to Know It When You See It

Phishing is a way scammers trick you into providing your personal and financial details. Phishing opens the door to identity theft, and more.

https://askleo.com/phishing_how_to_know_it_when_you_see_it/

 

Largest cruise line operator Carnival confirms ransomware data theft

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/largest-cruise-line-operator-carnival-confirms-ransomware-data-theft/

 

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

Streaming app Peacock has free movies and TV shows, and it unlocks more if you pay. And it's finally available on Roku -- but still missing from Amazon Fire TV.

https://www.cnet.com/news/peacock-tv-free-roku-streaming-app-premium-movies-xfinity-premier-league/

 

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

 

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

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

 

The U.S. PC market just had its best quarter in 10 years, Gartner says

  - PC makers shipped 71.4 million PCs in the quarter ending in September, a 3.6% increase from the same period last year, according to an estimate from technology research company Gartner.

  - 16.5 million PCs were shipped to the U.S., an 11.4% increase over the same period last year. That’s the fastest U.S. PC growth rate in a decade, according to Gartner.

  - Consumers are buying new PCs as the coronavirus pandemic and concurrent lockdowns have forced them to work and attend school from home.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/12/gartner-us-pc-market-just-had-its-best-quarter-in-10-years.html

 

Microsoft Hones Edge in Time for Holiday Shopping

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Microsoft-Hones-Edge-in-Time-for-Holiday-Shopping-86876.html

 

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 says its AI can describe images 'as well as people do'

It’s a new milestone for AI that could genuinely help the visually impaired. 

https://www.engadget.com/microsoft-azure-ai-image-captions-humans-150040200.html

 

How to Disable Bing Results in Windows Search

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10822/how-disable-bing-results-windows-search

 

Adobe Patches Critical Code Execution Vulnerability in Flash Player

https://www.securityweek.com/adobe-patches-critical-code-execution-vulnerability-flash-player

 

Apple introduces 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini for $729

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-iphone-12-mini-174925120.html

 

Microsoft Takes Down Massive Botnet Before 2020 Elections

https://gizmodo.com/microsoft-takes-down-massive-botnet-before-2020-electio-1845348931

 

iPhone 12 supports 2x faster wireless charging, but only with MagSafe accessories

https://9to5mac.com/2020/10/13/iphone-12-supports-2x-faster-wireless-charging-but-only-with-magsafe-accessories/#more-672692

 

How To Access The Windows 10 Startup Folder

https://www.techjunkie.com/windows-10-startup-folder/

 

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/

 

PC Manufacturers Slowly Bouncing Back Following Early Pandemic Shortage

Worldwide PC shipments have risen 13 percent in the third quarter of 2020 alone.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/pc-manufacturers-slowly-blooming-back-into-life-following-early-pandemic

 

Microsoft Edge 86 Is Now Available for Download

Microsoft has released a new version of the Edge browser to the stable channel, and just as expected, the changelog is huge on all supported platforms.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-edge-86-is-now-available-for-download-531304.shtml

 

How to Use AltspaceVR: Virtual Reality Without a Headset

The 2D version of AltspaceVR lets you experience virtual reality without a headset.

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-use-altspacevr-virtual-reality/

 

What Is It About Attachments?

Email attachments are useful, ubiquitous, and convenient. They're also abused, dangerous, and responsible for infections and data breaches.

https://askleo.com/what-is-it-about-attachments/

 

Microsoft Edge's new feature promotes Skype video conferencing

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-edges-new-feature-promotes-skype-video-conferencing/

 

Block political texts and ads on your phone. Here's how

With Election Day in three weeks, your phone could see a surge of political texts. We tell you how to make them stop.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/block-political-texts-and-ads-on-your-phone-heres-how/

 

How Campaigns Use Digital Tactics for Good and Bad

There’s a dark side to internet politics

https://www.lifewire.com/how-campaigns-use-digital-tactics-for-good-and-bad-5081489

 

Which Budget Android Should You Buy: the Galaxy S20 FE, Pixel 5, or Pixel 4a 5G?

https://lifehacker.com/which-budget-android-should-you-buy-the-galaxy-s20-fe-1845252257

 

Amazon fined by OSHA for coronavirus safety violations at two California warehouses

  - California’s OSHA division fined Amazon $1,780 for failing to provide adequate coronavirus health and safety training at two facilities, one in Eastvale and another in Hawthorne.

  - Amazon told CNBC it plans to appeal the citations.

  - The company recently disclosed that 19,816 employees have had Covid-19. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/09/california-osha-fines-amazon-for-coronavirus-safety-violations.html

 

Newest RoboLinux 11 Update Goes Far Beyond Typical Linux

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Newest-RoboLinux-11-Update-Goes-Far-Beyond-Typical-Linux-86877.html

 

How to Optimize the Performance of Windows 10

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

 

The Morning After: The iPhone 12 has 5G, new sizes and MagSafe charging

We're ready to recap Apple's big iPhone 12 event and dive into day two of Amazon Prime Day.

https://www.engadget.com/iphone-12-mini-pro-tma-112840577.html

 

Google Launches App Security Team

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10821/google-launches-app-security-team

 

Acronis Patches Privilege Escalation Flaws in Backup, Security Solutions

https://www.securityweek.com/acronis-patches-privilege-escalation-flaws-backup-security-solutions

 

Apple's new 'iPhone 12' has a 5G problem

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apples-iphone-12-5g-problem-174059217.html

 

What Is UWB and Why Are Apple and Samsung Suddenly So Interested In It?

https://gizmodo.com/what-is-uwb-and-why-are-apple-and-samsung-suddenly-so-i-1845346693

 

Here’s how iPhone 12 battery life compares to iPhone 11

https://9to5mac.com/2020/10/13/iphone-12-battery-life/#more-672661

 

How To Extend Your Desktop With Chromecast

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

 

Forget your computer – These viruses are coming after your smartphone

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/ransomware-locks-android-devices/758956/

 

You Can Buy These Cheap Webcams on Amazon Right Now, But Are They Any Good?

In this new work-from-home world, most name-brand webcams are either sold out or on back-order, but there's no shortage of lesser-known models available on Amazon. We bought six of them ranging in price from $17 to $65. Here's how they fare against cameras from Logitech and Razer, and how to get the best cheap webcam now.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/is-a-17-no-name-webcam-on-amazon-any-good

 

Setting Up Windows 10 Will Soon Be Much Easier

Microsoft has started testing a new OOBE experience for Windows 10, essentially making the whole process of setting up the operating system a more straightforward process.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/setting-up-windows-10-will-soon-be-much-easier-531289.shtml

 

7 Ways to Turn Off a Windows 10 Laptop Screen

Not only is it possible to turn off your laptop screen, but there is more than one way to do this in Windows 10!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ways-turn-off-windows-10-laptop-screen/

 

I Think I’ve Been “Phished”, What Should I Do?

Phishing is epidemic. Legitimate-looking emails asking for sensitive information are often bogus. Phishing is on the rise, and you need to be aware.

https://askleo.com/i_think_ive_been_phished_what_should_i_do/

 

Sam's Club customer accounts hacked in credential stuffing attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/sams-club-customer-accounts-hacked-in-credential-stuffing-attacks/

 

8 best phones under $200: Our picks for 2020 budget phones that work great

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

https://www.cnet.com/news/8-best-phones-under-200-our-picks-for-2020-budget-phones-that-work-great-galaxy-a01-moto-g7-power/

 

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

 

Adjust These Settings on the New Windows 10 20H2 Update

https://lifehacker.com/adjust-these-settings-on-the-new-windows-10-20h2-update-1845244543

 

Apple has the potential to make big waves in health care

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/13/apple-could-win-big-in-health-care.html

 

Zoom's Got Game for Poker Players

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Zooms-Got-Game-for-Poker-Players-86870.html

 

How to Enable or Disable Install Google Chrome Themes in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/165413-enable-install-google-chrome-themes-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Google's 'Search On' event will reveal new AI-powered features on Thursday

With Google I/O 2020 canceled, we'll find out more about its latest AI upgrades on October 15th.

https://www.engadget.com/google-search-on-stream-020155879.html

 

Yelp to Label 'Racist' Businesses Online

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10824/yelp-label-racist-businesses-online

 

Study Finds 400,000 Vulnerabilities Across 2,200 Virtual Appliances

https://www.securityweek.com/study-finds-400000-vulnerabilities-across-2200-virtual-appliances

 

The latest Chrome OS update improves accessibility on Chromebooks

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/chrome-os-86-chromebook-194619472.html

 

The Galaxy S20 FE Is the More Affordable Samsung Phone You Really Want

https://gizmodo.com/the-galaxy-s20-fe-is-the-more-affordable-samsung-phone-1845329837

 

iOS 14.1 GM build is now available to developers ahead of iPhone 12 launch

https://9to5mac.com/2020/10/13/ios-14-1-gm-build-is-now-available-to-developers-ahead-of-iphone-12-launch/#more-672664

 

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

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

 

Car tech: Gadgets to figure out the check engine light

https://www.komando.com/technology/check-engine-light-diagnostic/758496/

 

Inside the Pandemic's Biggest Cash Cow: Scalper Bot Networks Hawking Hot Products

Have you tried, but failed, to snag a PS5, an Xbox Series X, or an RTX 3000 graphics card? Thank a bot. Coronavirus-related job losses have caused resellers to use bot networks to snap up hot products and jack up prices.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/inside-the-pandemics-biggest-cash-cow-scalper-bot-networks-hawking-hot

 

Microsoft Announces New Microsoft Edge Browser Features

Microsoft has announced a new series of features coming to the Microsoft Edge browser, including a price comparison that lands just in time for the shopping season.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-announces-new-microsoft-edge-browser-features-531301.shtml

 

Anatomy of Ryuk Attack: 29 Hours From Initial Email to Full Compromise

https://www.securityweek.com/anatomy-ryuk-attack-29-hours-initial-email-full-compromise

 

Newest RoboLinux 11 Update Goes Far Beyond Typical Linux

https://linuxinsider.com/story/newest-robolinux-11-update-goes-far-beyond-typical-linux-86877.html

 

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X | 5900X, Ryzen 7 5800X & Ryzen 5 5600X - 15 Things You Need To Know Before You Buy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdeX-Uait7E&t=0s

 

Surface Laptop Go review: A solid starter PC, with limits

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5nnBVh6csk&t=0s

 

iPhone 12 Mini first impressions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHFZBhAc33c&t=0s

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The Best Home Printer for Most People

https://gizmodo.com/the-best-home-printer-for-most-people-1845290524

 

How to Unlock an iPad Without a Passcode

Forgot the password? Don't worry, you won't be locked out for good

https://www.lifewire.com/unlock-an-ipad-without-a-passcode-5081534

 

How to Make a Title Line on an Excel Spreadsheet

https://www.howtogeek.com/691547/how-to-make-a-title-line-on-an-excel-spreadsheet/

 

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/

 

Foxconn denied tax subsidies for Wisconsin plant

Local officials reportedly said the electronics maker's vision for the project has substantially changed.

https://www.cnet.com/news/foxconn-denied-tax-subsidies-for-wisconsin-plant/

 

When Should You Use Gmail Go Instead of the Gmail App?

https://lifehacker.com/when-should-you-use-gmail-go-instead-of-the-gmail-app-1845325511

 

How to Fix High Memory Usage in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-high-memory-usage-windows/

 

The Razer Seiren Mini brings pro-grade audio in a compact size for $50

The Razer Seiren Mini "punches above its weight" with pro-grade sound in a compact form.

https://www.windowscentral.com/razer-seiren-mini-launch

 

Keep the contents of two directories in sync with SyncFolders

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/30/keep-the-contents-of-two-directories-in-sync-with-syncfolders/

 

Amazon Prime Day, ecco l'occasione per passare a Chromebook

I tempi sono maturi

https://global.techradar.com/it-it/news/amazon-prime-day-ecco-loccasione-per-passare-a-chromebook

 

How to Check a Drive for Errors in Windows 10

https://tinyurl.com/y3r7tv52

 

WINDOWS 10 IS GETTING NEW OUT-OF-BOX EXPERIENCE (OOBE)

Microsoft is bringing the Windows 10X out-of-box experience to the traditional version of Windows 10, and here's a first look.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-new-out-of-box-experience-oobe/

 

Microsoft Revamping the Windows 10 Setup Process with Windows 10X Improvements

Microsoft is working to improve Windows 10 from one end to another, and this means that the company doesn’t just want you to feel the operating system fresh and modern after logging in to the desktop, but also when actually installing it.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-revamping-the-windows-10-setup-process-with-windows-10x-improvements-531300.shtml

 

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

 

RainbowMix apps generate $150,000 in daily ad fraud profit

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/rainbowmix-apps-generate-150-000-in-daily-ad-fraud-profit/

 

How to stop robocalls and other spam calls from reaching your iPhone

https://www.yahoo.com/news/stop-robocalls-other-spam-calls-193300045.html

 

Hackney hacked. Council hit by “serious cyber attack”, data breached

Ransomware? We simply don’t know right now

https://grahamcluley.com/hackney-hacked-council-hit-by-serious-cyber-attack-data-breached/

 

US Cyber Command disrupted the notorious Trickbot botnet

It was reportedly meant to keep elections secure.

https://www.engadget.com/us-cyber-command-trickbot-botnet-154548592.html

 

Drive Full: How to Avoid Running Out of Storage Space on Every Device

There's nothing worse that running out of storage space in a crunch. Avoid that gotcha by regularly following our step-by-step instructions for checking how much space you have left on your Mac, PC, iPhone, Android Phone, iCloud account, Dropbox account, and other key places.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/drive-full-how-to-avoid-running-out-of-storage-space-on-every-device

 

You can’t replace your photos – get them off your phone now

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/smartphone-photos-backup/757995/

 

How to Use Apple Watch Sleep Tracking

Here's how to get started with Apple's long-awaited sleep feature

https://www.lifewire.com/apple-watch-sleep-tracking-5080542

 

Why iPhone Apps Ask for “Devices on Your Local Network”

https://www.howtogeek.com/692528/why-iphone-apps-ask-for-devices-on-your-local-network/

 

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/

 

Google's antitrust battles: What you need to know

The search giant is headed for a historic showdown with the Department of Justice. The DOJ is just one of many threats.

https://www.cnet.com/news/googles-antitrust-battles-what-you-need-to-know-faq/

 

How Can I Wirelessly Access My Android From My PC?

https://lifehacker.com/how-can-i-wirelessly-access-my-android-from-my-pc-1845315331

 

Pay Just $25 for a Blink Mini Indoor Security Camera

https://www.maketecheasier.com/deal/deal-blink-mini-indoor-security-camera/

 

GameStop strikes multiyear deal with Microsoft for cloud, Surface, and Xbox All Access

Power to the players (and Microsoft).

https://www.windowscentral.com/gamestop-strikes-multiyear-deal-microsoft-cloud-surface-and-xbox-all-access

 

Add Everything Search to the Windows Taskbar for even faster searches

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/09/add-everything-search-to-the-windows-taskbar-for-even-faster-searches/

 

5 handy things Android VPN apps can do

Streaming, remote working and faster connections all at hand

https://www.techradar.com/vpn/5-handy-things-android-vpn-apps-can-do

 

How to Add or Remove Folders on Start List in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2192-add-remove-folders-start-list-windows-10-a.html

 

How to enable scrollable tabs in Chrome

Google Chrome includes a new feature to scroll tabs with the mouse wheel when you have too many of them open, and here's how to enable it.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-scrollable-tabs-chrome/

 

One More Microsoft Edge Legacy Feature Comes to Chromium Sibling

When Microsoft started the work on the Chromium-powered Microsoft Edge version, the software giant promised it would make the transition from the legacy build of the application as smoothly as possible.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/one-more-microsoft-edge-legacy-feature-comes-to-chromium-sibling-531287.shtml

 

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

 

DHS: Unknown hackers targeted the US Census Bureau network

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/dhs-unknown-hackers-targeted-the-us-census-bureau-network/

 

How to calibrate your Google Maps app to give more accurate directions, on iPhone or Android

https://www.yahoo.com/news/calibrate-google-maps-app-more-180000301.html

 

Android ransomware learns new tricks to lock devices

https://grahamcluley.com/android-ransomware-new-lock-devices/

 

Google may turn YouTube into a shopping destination

The company is reportedly testing features that will allow you to buy products directly from videos.

https://www.engadget.com/yotube-shopping-report-181436294.html

 

As Election Nears, Twitter Makes It Harder to Mindlessly Retweet

On Election Day, Twitter will also flag tweets that prematurely announce election victories with a misinformation label, and refer users who see the content to its official election page.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/as-election-nears-twitter-makes-it-harder-to-mindlessly-retweet

 

5G: What it means for you

https://www.komando.com/technology/5g-what-it-means-for-you/758455/

 

Antitrust Report on Big Tech May Not Do Much, Experts Say

Big swings, little results

https://www.lifewire.com/antitrust-report-on-big-tech-may-not-do-much-experts-say-5081429

 

Why People Restore Vintage Computers, and How You Can Too

https://www.howtogeek.com/692747/why-people-restore-vintage-computers-and-how-you-can-too/

 

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/

 

How to Unlock Google Chrome's Experimental Tab Scrolling Early

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

 

US Rural Students Struggling with Remote Learning and Poor Wi-Fi

https://www.maketecheasier.com/us-rural-students-struggling-remote-learning-wi-fi/

 

Windows 10X out-of-box experience may be coming to Windows 10

22 glorious seconds show off the Windows 10X out of box experience on desktop.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10x-out-box-experienced-shown-leaked-video

 

Save tabs for later with the Reading List extension for Firefox

Oh, that article sounds interesting. But, I'll read it later. Have you ever done that?

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

 

Nvidia admits defeat with RTX 3080 and 3090 Founders Edition stock, passes baton to Best Buy

Nvidia is no longer selling these graphics cards on its store

https://www.techradar.com/news/nvidia-admits-defeat-with-rtx-3080-and-3090-founders-edition-stock-passes-baton-to-best-buy

 

How to Check Drive Health and SMART Status in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/163843-how-check-drive-health-smart-status-windows-10-a.html

 

Surface Pro X, Laptop 3, and others picked up September firmware update

Almost every supported Surface device received a firmware update in September, and here are all the details.

https://pureinfotech.com/surface-pro-x-laptop-3-september-firmware-update/

 

QuickMon

A practical, useful and effective software utility worth having when you need to easily monitor various resources or services from a single location

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/QuickMon.shtml

 

Home security cams hacked in Singapore, and stolen footage sold on adult websites

https://www.bitdefender.com/box/blog/iot-news/home-security-cams-hacked-singapore-stolen-footage-sold-adult-websites/

 

Google boosts malware protection for high-risk accounts

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-boosts-malware-protection-for-high-risk-accounts/

 

Feds may target Google’s Chrome browser for breakup

https://www.yahoo.com/news/feds-may-target-google-chrome-110050515.html

 

Microsoft Uses Trademark Law to Disrupt Trickbot Botnet

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/10/microsoft-uses-copyright-law-to-disrupt-trickbot-botnet/

 

Easily edit and organize PDFs with this app

PDFBEAR makes it easy to convert, organize, edit, and safeguard all of your PDF files across multiple devices.

https://www.engadget.com/edit-organize-pdfs-app-175504577.html

 

You Can Buy These Cheap Webcams on Amazon Right Now, But Are They Any Good?

In this new work-from-home world, most name-brand webcams are either sold out or on back-order, but there's no shortage of lesser-known models available on Amazon. We bought six of them ranging in price from $17 to $65. Here's how they fare against cameras from Logitech and Razer, and how to get the best cheap webcam now.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/is-a-17-no-name-webcam-on-amazon-any-good

 

How to spot 10 common election scams

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/10-common-election-scams/758226/

 

Android 11 Promises More Privacy, but Is It Enough?

Go forth and upgrade, one expert says

https://www.lifewire.com/android-11-promises-more-privacy-but-is-it-enough-5077579

 

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/

 

Cyberbullying, workplace harassment common during lockdown: Microsoft study

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/cyberbullying-workplace-harassment-common-during-lockdown-103358/

 

iPhone 12 and 5G: What today's event means for your next Apple device

The upcoming crop of phones will be the first from Apple to offer the superspeedy wireless connectivity.

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-iphone-12-5g-explained-frequently-asked-questions-answered/

 

Improve Chrome 86 With These Recommended Tweaks

Improve Chrome 86 With These Recommended Tweaks

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

 

6 of the Best Weather Apps for Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-weather-apps-android/

 

Surface Duo Type-C magnetic cables make repetitive charging easy and safe

If you're worried about your Surface Duo crackin', check out this magnetic charging solution.

https://www.windowscentral.com/surface-duo-review-magnetic-charger

 

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/

 

What is an SSL certificate?

Encrypting web connections

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/what-is-an-ssl-certificate

 

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 enable random MAC address for Wi-Fi on Windows 10

You can enable an option to send random physical addresses when using Wi-Fi, and here's how and why you should do it on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-random-mac-address-wifi-windows-10/

 

grocy-desktop

Use this fantastic organizer application to keep track of your food stocks as well as any other related errand you might have to complete

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

 

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/

 

Enhance your Windows 10 experience with these Microsoft Store apps

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/enhance-your-windows-10-experience-with-these-microsoft-store-apps/

 

Apple was just slapped with a lawsuit that accuses the company of monopolizing the mobile-gaming market by blocking apps like Xbox Game Pass and Google Stadia

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-just-slapped-lawsuit-accuses-160950661.html

 

Report: U.S. Cyber Command Behind Trickbot Tricks

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/10/report-u-s-cyber-command-behind-trickbot-tricks/

 

Spies, lies and data thieves: It's time to get a VPN

https://www.engadget.com/2019-08-27-the-best-vpns-compared.html

 

Nacon Launches Xbox Controllers for xCloud Gaming on Android

The two controllers offer the same functionality as official Xbox console gamepads, but are specifically for xCloud games on your Android device.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/nacon-launches-xbox-controllers-for-xcloud-gaming-on-android

 

How to research your family tree without paying a dime

https://www.komando.com/family/free-family-tree-tracing/757425/

 

How Crossposting From Instagram to Facebook Could Impact Your Privacy

Facebook feature or Insta-oops?

https://www.lifewire.com/how-crossposting-from-instagram-to-facebook-could-impact-your-privacy-5077416

 

How do QLC SSDs work, and should you avoid them?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUVoTJSBslI&t=4s

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How to use your iPhone as a webcam for video conferencing and virtual meetings

Put your old iPhone to good use.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3535196/how-to-use-your-iphone-as-a-webcam-for-video-conferencing-and-virtual-meetings.html

 

AT&T Could Take a Massive Hit on DirecTV Sale

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/ff4d631a-6bcf-3b95-9bbc-050d5185127d/at-t-could-take-a-massive-hit.html

 

WINDOWS 10 GETS ARCHIVE APPS FEATURE TO FREE UP SPACE

Windows 10 now can free up additional storage space by archiving those apps you don't use frequently.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-archive-apps-free-up-space/

 

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/

 

Meet the researcher taking the fight to coronavirus, with the help of a world-beating supercomputer

‘Coronavirus research is moving at rocket speed, but it feels like wading through molasses,’ says Dan Jacobson

https://www.techradar.com/news/meet-the-researcher-taking-the-fight-to-coronavirus-with-the-help-of-a-world-beating-supercomputer

 

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

 

3 ways criminals use artificial intelligence in cybersecurity attacks

Bad actors use machine learning to break passwords more quickly and build malware that knows how to hide, experts warn.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/3-ways-criminals-use-artificial-intelligence-in-cybersecurity-attacks/

 

Massachusetts school district shut down by ransomware attack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/massachusetts-school-district-shut-down-by-ransomware-attack/

 

Cheap Chromebooks for distance learning: How to pick the best

Cheap Chromebooks are enticing, but know the caveats before you buy.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3571929/cheap-chromebooks-for-distance-learning-how-to-pick-the-best.html

 

How to Create and Restore a System Image Backup with Macrium Reflect

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/61026-backup-restore-macrium-reflect.html

 

Edge gets video-calling support, screenshot tool, shopping tool, PDF improvements and more

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/edge-gets-video-calling-support-screenshot-tool-shopping-tool-pdf-improvements-and-more-103594/

 

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

 

The Beginner’s Guide to Regular Expressions

https://www.maketecheasier.com/the-beginner-guide-to-regular-expressions/

 

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

 

Raindrop.io for Opera

Thoroughly organize bookmarks and various associated media by employing the services of this user-friendly, cross-browser extension

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Opera-Extensions/Raindrop-io-for-Opera.shtml

 

A prison video visitation service exposed private calls between inmates and their attorneys

Thousands of calls were spilling from an unprotected server.

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/10/prison-visitation-homewav-leak/

 

Amazon Prime Day scams are coming — how to protect yourself

Crooks are just waiting for you to start shopping on Prime Day

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/prime-day-scam-warnings

 

Twitter is fighting election chaos by urging users to quote tweet instead of retweet

The platform is trying to prevent misinformation around the November 3rd US election

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/9/21509439/twitter-election-trump-quote-tweet-labels-rules-election

 

How To VIew The Windows 10 Clipboard History

https://www.techjunkie.com/view-windows-10-clipboard-history/

 

Scammers are out on Amazon Prime Day – 10 ways to protect yourself

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/prime-day-scams/758408/

 

Inside the Pandemic's Biggest Cash Cow: Scalper Bot Networks Hawking Hot Products

Have you tried, but failed, to snag a PS5, an Xbox Series X, or an RTX 3000 graphics card? Thank a bot. Coronavirus-related job losses have caused resellers to use bot networks to snap up hot products and jack up prices.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/inside-the-pandemics-biggest-cash-cow-scalper-bot-networks-hawking-hot

 

The new trick to know when your phone’s camera or mic is being used

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trick-know-phone-camera-mic-090038068.html

 

Windows 10 gets new Disk Management tool in Settings

Microsoft is working to bring the Disk Management tool to the Settings app, and this is how the tool looks in the latest preview of Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-new-disk-management-tool-settings/

 

Credit card security compliance declines for third consecutive year

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/credit-card-security-compliance-declines-for-third-consecutive-year/

 

Best cheap action camera 2020: the 7 best budget action cams you can buy

Is there such a thing as a great cheap action camera?

https://www.techradar.com/best/best-cheap-action-camera

 

Google’s new streaming TV gadget is a great alternative to Roku or Amazon Fire TV

  - The Chromecast with Google TV is a real rival to the Roku and Amazon Fire TV now.

  - It finally runs software, called Google TV, that lets you browse shows, movies and apps.

  - It costs $50, and CNBC has been testing it for over a week. Here’s what it’s like.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/09/google-chromecast-with-google-tv-review.html

 

Could Microsoft be en route to dumping Windows in favor of Linux?

Microsoft Linux is the next evolution of the Microsoft desktop operating system, argues Jack Wallen. He explains why this would be a win-win for Microsoft, IT pros, users, and the Linux community.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/could-microsoft-be-en-route-to-dumping-windows-in-favor-of-linux/

 

New Windows 10 update helps prevent battery swelling in HP laptops

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/new-windows-10-update-helps-prevent-battery-swelling-in-hp-laptops/

 

Distance learning: 4 smart tech solutions for keeping kids on track

Get some badly needed school-from-home help from Alexa, Google Assistant, your smart lights, and more.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3571928/distance-learning-for-kids-smart-tech-solutions.html

 

How to Backup and Restore Printers in Windows

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

 

Google Chrome 86 offers HTTP cache partitioning to prevent cache attacks

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/chrome-86-offers-http-cache-partitioning-for-additional-privacy-protections-103588/

 

How to Prevent Mac from Sleeping When You Close the Lid

https://www.maketecheasier.com/prevent-mac-from-sleeping/

 

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

 

Raindrop.io for Firefox

Neatly organize all your bookmarks into collections with the help of this Firefox extension that is also able to store other media, such as photos, videos, and tracks

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Mozilla-Extensions/Raindrop-io-for-Firefox.shtml

 

This Week in Apps: Antitrust investigation dubs App Store a monopoly, Microsoft adopts ‘app fairness’ rules, pandemic boosts Q3 app revenues

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/10/this-week-in-apps-antitrust-investigation-dubs-app-store-a-monopoly-microsoft-adopts-app-fairness-rules-pandemic-boosts-q3-app-revenues/

 

Google Chrome just got a killer upgrade to make browsing better

Chrome just introduced a handy new feature for scrolling through tabs

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-chrome-just-got-a-killer-upgrade-and-you-can-try-it-now

 

A beginner’s guide to using Zoom

You can make a free account right now

https://www.theverge.com/21506307/zoom-guide-how-to-free-account-register-sign-up-log-in-invite

 

How To Create A PDF From Multiple Images In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/create-pdf-windows-10/

 

Amazon Prime Day 2020: Insider shopping tips and sales you can’t afford to miss

https://www.komando.com/amazon/prime-day-insider-tips/758400/

 

Google's New Sound Notifications Alert Android Users to 'Critical' Noises

Look for push notifications about barking dogs, running water, or crying babies.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/googles-new-sound-notifications-alert-android-users-to-critical-noises

 

Huawei: MPs claim 'clear evidence of collusion' with Chinese Communist Party

https://news.yahoo.com/huawei-clear-evidence-collusion-chinese-233831978.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

Windows 10 removes download driver updates option from Device Manager

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

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

 

Phishing scam lures employees by teasing secrets of Trump COVID diagnosis

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/malware/phishing-scam-lures-employees-by-teasing-secrets-of-trump-covid-diagnosis/

 

iPhone 12: 10 big changes Apple is set to make to the iPhone

From 5G to a fancy scanner

https://www.techradar.com/news/iphone-12-10-big-changes-apple-is-set-to-make-to-the-iphone

 

Google’s Android voice assistant just got a lot more powerful, now lets you open and search apps

  - Google on Thursday announced that its voice assistant can now open and search through some of the most popular apps available for Android phones.

  - Google partnered with 30 apps for the launch like Walmart, Spotify, Snapchat, Twitter, Nike Run Club, Nike Adapt, Mint and Discord, and says more apps are coming soon.

  - It means you can now do all sorts of things with Google Assistant that you couldn’t do before, like ask it to open Walmart and search for fishing poles to buy, to send a message on Snapchat or to order food from Postmates.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/08/google-assistant-for-android-can-now-open-and-search-in-apps.html

 

Ring Always Home Cam: A security disaster in the making

Jack Wallen offers his take on the upcoming release of the Ring Always Home Cam.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-new-ring-always-home-camera-is-a-security-disaster-in-the-making/

 

Microsoft to tailor Windows 10 setups based on how you use your PC

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-to-tailor-windows-10-setups-based-on-how-you-use-your-pc/

 

How to speed up your home Internet and Wi-Fi on the cheap

I doubled our home Wi-Fi performance for $17 and saved hundreds.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3570211/how-to-speed-up-home-internet-and-wi-fi.html

 

How to Turn On or Off Online Speech Recognition in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/101902-turn-off-online-speech-recognition-windows-10-a.html

 

Google Chrome deploying QUIC, HTTP/3 protocols to reduce YouTube buffer time and more

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/google-chrome-deploying-quic-http-3-protocols-103585/

 

UK report accuses Huawei of collusion with China

Despite having no "specific evidence," it says the geopolitical risk is too great.

https://www.engadget.com/uk-defence-committee-report-huawei-5g-104503499.html

 

Europol Warns of Cybercrime Increase During Coronavirus Pandemic

https://www.maketecheasier.com/europol-warns-cybercrime-increase-coronavirus-pandemic/

 

House Democrats say tech companies have monopoly that needs broken up

House Democrats want major changes that could impact the big four tech companies.

https://www.windowscentral.com/house-democrats-say-tech-companies-have-monopoly-needs-broken

 

PCMedik

Fix and boost your computer speed the easy way, to ensure you no longer get any system crashes, all by using an intuitive application

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

 

Google Assistant can now control Android apps

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/08/google-assistant-can-now-control-android-apps/

 

The iPhone 12 won’t fix the worst thing about iPhones

The return of Lightning is bad on multiple levels

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/the-iphone-12-wont-fix-the-worst-thing-about-apples-phones

 

Android’s new sound notifications can let you know when your dog is barking

The feature could be useful for people who are deaf or hard of hearing

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/8/21508136/google-android-sound-notifications-wear-os

 

How To Access The Windows 10 Startup Folder

https://www.techjunkie.com/windows-10-startup-folder/

 

If you see someone making this hand gesture on Zoom, they need your help

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle/signal-for-help/758335/

 

How to Spot a Fake Review on Amazon

Amazon and other e-commerce websites are flooded with bogus reviews. These online tools will help you identify a fake review and save you from choosing a product that's not worth your money.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-spot-a-fake-review-on-amazon

 

Unsubscribe scams can work in many different ways. Here's how to protect your systems

https://www.yahoo.com/news/unsubscribe-scams-many-different-ways-100018435.html

 

Windows 10 can now run Android apps via Your Phone

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

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

 

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/

 

NordVPN Teams quietly relocated to the US

The move is intended to better meet the needs of the company's enterprise users

https://www.techradar.com/news/nordvpn-teams-quietly-relocated-to-the-us

 

How Big Tech became such a big target on Capitol Hill

  - The five U.S. tech giants are now valued at about $7 trillion, up from $2 trillion five years ago.

  - As lawmakers made clear in a report released this week, they view Big Tech as having dangerous monopolistic power that needs to be checked.

  - A number of things have taken place in the past decade that turned the Silicon Valley-Seattle corridor into a target for Washington politicians.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/10/how-big-tech-became-such-a-big-target-on-capitol-hill.html

 

Photos: Trick or treat: The 13 best Zoom backgrounds for Halloween

https://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/photos-trick-or-treat-the-13-best-zoom-backgrounds-for-halloween/

 

Phishing emails lure victims with inside info on Trump's health

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/phishing-emails-lure-victims-with-inside-info-on-trumps-health/

 

Don't tell your kids that they can play Xbox games on their Chromebooks

Until Microsoft publishes a Windows 10 app, a Chromebook is the best way allow your kids (and you) to play graphically-intensive Xbox games in the cloud.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3575853/how-to-use-chromebooks-for-xbox-cloud-gaming.html

 

How to Uninstall Desktop Apps and Windows Apps in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4689-uninstall-apps-windows-10-a.html

 

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/

 

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

 

Amazon Sidewalk to Extend Reach of Your Network

https://www.maketecheasier.com/amazon-sidewalk-extend-reach-of-network/

 

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

 

HandBrake

A comprehensive video converter suite, which supports a wide range of formats and offers impressive performance through flexible and intuitive features

https://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/CD-DVD-Rip-Other-Tools/HandBrake.shtml

 

Density’s Open Area radar tracks people in a space, precisely but anonymously

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/08/densitys-open-area-radar-tracks-people-in-a-space-precisely-but-anonymously/

 

Apple Silicon MacBook launch event just leaked — and it’s after iPhone 12

We just learned when we'll learn more about Apple Silicon Macs

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/apple-silicon-macbook-launch-event-just-leaked-and-its-after-iphone-12

 

Microsoft hits out at Apple with its new Windows app store policies

Microsoft piles on the pressure for Apple to change its policies

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/8/21507682/microsoft-apple-app-store-policies-principles-list

 

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

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

 

Clever new ransomware locks down your phone so you can’t get in

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/clever-android-ransomware/758547/

 

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

 

What to Do If You've Been Hacked

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/youve-hacked-114900117.html

 

Skype is still around — it’s just been upstaged by Microsoft Teams

  - LinkedIn skipped Skype when it built a new voice-calling capability for its direct-message feature, instead opting to use Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Blue Jeans.

  - Despite being younger than Skype and only public since 2019, Zoom became the video-calling hero of the pandemic — although Microsoft’s more business-focused Teams has grown, too. 

  - Microsoft has taken to making it easy for people to start Skype meetings from Windows 10 and its Edge browser.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/10/skype-upstaged-by-microsoft-teams.html

 

Password managers: A cheat sheet for professionals

The sheer number of passwords the average person has can lead to confusion and tons of password retrieval emails. Simplify and secure your digital life by learning about password managers.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/password-managers-a-cheat-sheet-for-professionals/

 

This robot fry chef on rails can be yours for $30,000

Miso Robotics’ machines can flip burgers and dunk fries

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/6/21503892/miso-robotics-flippy-roar-robotic-fry-chef-on-sale-price

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