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10 truly helpful Windows 10 tools you might not know about

Enthusiast-friendly power tools lurk in every corner of Windows 10. Let's shine a light on some of the more obscure ones.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3387950/windows-10-tools-you-might-not-know-about.html

 

How to create a new user with admin privileges on Linux

Adding a user with admin privileges on Linux is easier than you think. Jack Wallen shows you how.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-create-a-new-user-with-admin-privileges-on-linux/

 

What’s New in Ubuntu 20.10 ‘Groovy Gorilla’

https://www.howtogeek.com/694016/what%e2%80%99s-new-in-ubuntu-20.10-%e2%80%9cgroovy-gorilla%e2%80%9d/

 

Russian state hackers stole data from US government networks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/russian-state-hackers-stole-data-from-us-government-networks/

 

The Trials and Tribulations of Paying Ransomware Hackers

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/The-Trials-and-Tribulations-of-Paying-Ransomware-Hackers-86894.html

 

Flair’s Smart Vent system is a big improvement for anyone looking to improve their home HVAC

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/22/flairs-smart-vent-system-is-a-big-improvement-for-anyone-looking-to-improve-their-home-hvac/

 

How Do I Unsubscribe from All These Unwanted Emails?

There are emails from which you should certainly unsubscribe when you no longer want them. However, there are emails that you absolutely should never unsubscribe from. I'll review the differences.

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_unsubscribe_from_all_these_unwanted_emails/

 

6 tried-and-true steps for staying safe online when going back to school

https://blog.avast.com/stay-safe-online-when-going-back-to-school-avast

 

Moving Your Files To A New PC

https://askbobrankin.com/moving_your_files_to_a_new_pc.html

 

Don't install these dangerous Android apps - they could leave you with a huge phone bill

Adware Android apps lurked on Google Play Store

https://www.techradar.com/in/news/dont-install-these-dangerous-android-apps-they-could-leave-you-with-a-huge-phone-bill

 

Oracle VM VirtualBox

Install and run multiple operating systems as virtual machines and tweak advanced features, such as shared folders, seamless windows, and 3D virtualization

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/VirtualBox.shtml

 

What Is the Difference Between CHKDSK, SFC, and DISM in Windows 10?

Confused about CHKDSK, SFC, and DISM? We look at the three Windows diagnostic tools and explain how they work in different ways.

https://www.makeuseof.com/difference-between-chkdsk-sfc-and-dism-in-windows-10/

 

That missing iPhone 12 charging plug is poised to provide a boost to one of Apple’s hottest growth areas

  - The iPhone 12 ships without a charging plug or wired earphones in the box.

  - That will drive customers to spend extra on plugs and AirPods along with their new iPhone.

  - Deutsche Bank analysts said this week the decision not to include the accessories in the box provides a tailwind for Apple’s “other products” category, which has been growing quickly thanks to AirPods and the Apple Watch.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/23/apple-iphone-12-missing-charger-to-provide-growth-to-accessories-business.html

 

Did you just get your iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro? Do these things first!

Before you even peel the plastic off your new iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro, read this setup guide.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3586735/new-iphone-12-setup-guide-tips-do-these-things-first.html

 

Apple releases iOS 14.1 with widget bug fixes and iPhone 12 support

https://9to5mac.com/2020/10/20/apple-ios-14-1-release-iphone-12/

 

New Bill Aims to Rein In the President's Power to Order Internet Blackouts

https://gizmodo.com/new-bill-aims-to-rein-in-the-presidents-power-to-order-1845455315

 

This common drug you already have at home might save your life from COVID-19

https://bgr.com/2020/10/24/coronavirus-treatment-new-covid-19-study-recommends-daily-aspirin/

 

Trump administration has known for weeks that Iran, Russia hacked local governments, officials say

A top Democrat said he has asked to see intelligence supporting the claim that an Iranian email campaign using the hacked information was meant to hurt Trump.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/trump-admin-has-known-weeks-iran-russia-hacked-local-governments-n1244309https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/trump-admin-has-known-weeks-iran-russia-hacked-local-governments-n1244309

 

US Sanctions Russian Government Center for Creating 'Triton' Malware

The US Treasury Department is also linking the creators behind Triton with scanning and probing at least 20 US electric facilities for vulnerabilities. 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/us-sanctions-russian-government-center-for-creating-triton-malware

 

Hackers selling info on 148 million voters – Here’s what you can do

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/dark-web-voter-information/760879/

 

State-sponsored hackers and ransomware gangs are diversifying tactics to inflict more harm

The groups have been using off-the-shelf tooling and open source penetration testing tools at unprecedented scale, according to Accenture's 2020 Cyber Threatscape Report.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/state-sponsored-hackers-and-ransomware-gangs-are-diversifying-tactics-to-inflict-more-harm/

 

PSA: Watch Out For This New Amazon Email Phishing Scam

https://www.howtogeek.com/697176/psa-watch-out-for-this-new-amazon-email-phishing-scam/

 

NVIDIA patches high severity GeForce Experience vulnerabilities

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/nvidia-patches-high-severity-geforce-experience-vulnerabilities/

 

DoJ to Google: Try This Antitrust Suit on for Size

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/DoJ-to-Google-Try-This-Antitrust-Suit-on-for-Size-86888.html

 

Instacart, in partnership with ALDI, will support SNAP EBT for online groceries

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/22/instacart-in-partnership-with-aldi-will-support-snap-ebt-for-online-groceries/

 

Someone’s Sending from My Email Address! How Do I Stop Them?!

Email spoofing is rampant. Spammers often send email that looks like it came from you, and there's little that you can do about it.

https://askleo.com/someones-sending-email-address-stop/

 

Tired of fake news? Here’s how to avoid it

https://blog.avast.com/how-to-avoid-fake-news-avast

 

Safe Mode: Your Windows 10 Bomb Shelter

https://askbobrankin.com/safe_mode_your_windows_10_bomb_shelter.html

 

Black Friday preview: the Apple Watch 6 hits lowest sale price ever at Amazon

Score a rare price cut on Apple's all-new smartwatch

https://www.techradar.com/news/black-friday-deal-apple-watch-6-sale-amazon

 

HTTPS Everywhere for Opera

Ensure you are always protected in your browsing sessions with the help of this Opera addon that turns insecure HTTP connections to HTTPS

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

 

6 Easy Ways to Boost Security in Microsoft Defender and Windows 10

Microsoft Defender is Windows 10 inbuilt security tool. Make it even better with these 6 easy security boosts.

https://www.makeuseof.com/easy-ways-boost-security-microsoft-defender-and-windows-10/

 

The Best Home Speakers for Room-Filling Sound

These standalone speakers deliver surprisingly powerful audio for their size

https://www.rollingstone.com/product-recommendations/electronics/best-home-speakers-1078812/

 

How to share a password via AirDrop from iOS 14, iPadOS 14, or macOS

Apple makes it easy to pass a password securely and wirelessly to someone in your vicinity.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3584785/how-to-share-a-password-via-airdrop-from-ios-14-ipados-14-or-macos.html

 

Making the Grade: The likely reason Apple stopped releasing new iPads in the spring

https://9to5mac.com/2020/10/24/making-the-grade-the-likely-reason-apple-stopped-releasing-new-ipads-in-the-spring/#more-671653

 

A Brain-Destroying Prion Disease Is Becoming More Common, Study Finds

https://gizmodo.com/a-brain-destroying-prion-disease-is-becoming-more-commo-1845451661

 

iPhone 12 dies two hours faster when connected to a 5G network

https://bgr.com/2020/10/21/iphone-12-5g-battery-life-test/

 

Facebook's new Oversight Board strives to be seen as independent

“The Oversight Board has the potential to revolutionize how we think about the relationship between private corporations and our public rights."

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/facebook-s-new-oversight-board-strives-be-seen-independent-n1244293

 

SpaceX's Starlink to Supply Free Satellite Internet to Families in Texas School District

Early next year, Starlink will start supplying free broadband to the Ector County school district, where 39 percent of the families have limited or no internet access. 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/spacexs-starlink-to-supply-free-satellite-internet-to-families-in-texas

 

Chrome patch fixes zero-day bug – update now!

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/chrome-patch-fixes-zero-day-bug/760691/

 

Microsoft now the most impersonated brand in phishing attacks

Almost 20% of phishing campaigns last quarter spoofed Microsoft as many people continue to work remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic, says Check Point Research.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-now-the-most-impersonated-brand-in-phishing-attacks/

 

How to Manually Restore Your iPhone or iPad Using Your Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/694359/how-to-manually-restore-iphone-or-ipad-using-your-mac/

 

Microsoft now lets you bypass Windows 10 update blocks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-now-lets-you-bypass-windows-10-update-blocks/

 

Whom Can We Trust to Safeguard Healthcare Data?

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Whom-Can-We-Trust-to-Safeguard-Healthcare-Data-86887.html

 

Review: iPad Air, smooth criminal

This year’s iPad Air steals nearly all of the iPad Pro’s best features

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/21/review-ipad-air-smooth-criminal/

 

How Do I Get Rid of All this Spam?!?!

If you're not getting spam now, you will soon -- and probably lots of it. What can you do? There's no magic answer, but there are various things you can do to help.

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_get_rid_of_all_this_spam/

 

A comprehensive checklist for privacy-savvy parents

https://blog.avast.com/online-privacy-tips-for-parents-avast

 

Do You Have a Computer Virus?

https://askbobrankin.com/do_you_have_a_computer_virus.html

 

Why Cybersecurity Awareness Month still matters

Now in its 17th year

https://www.techradar.com/news/why-cybersecurity-awareness-month-still-matters

 

Adaware Antivirus Free

Anti-virus and anti-spyware protection solution which helps users keep their computer at bay from all virtual threats, ensuring protection at all times

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Popup-Ad-Spyware-Blockers/Ad-Aware-2007.shtml

 

It's Getting Easier to Adjust Windows 10's Refresh Rate

The Windows Insider build 20236 adds some great features, including a quick way to adjust the refresh rate.

https://www.makeuseof.com/adjusting-refresh-rate-windows-10-soon-get-easier/

 

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus leak just revealed specs and design

Get an early look at the Galaxy S21 Plus in these leaked images

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s21-plus-specs-and-renders-just-leaked

 

Your scanner won’t work with Image Capture? Disable a network setting on your all-in-one

Sure, it doesn’t make sense, but it works.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3583998/scanner-wont-work-image-capture-disable-a-network-setting.html

 

9to5Mac Happy Hour 300: iPhone 12 Pro and iPad Air 4 hands-on

https://9to5mac.com/2020/10/23/9to5mac-happy-hour-300/#more-674971

 

Roku's Streambar Is a Sandwich-Sized Soundbar Powerhouse

https://gizmodo.com/roku-streambar-review-big-sound-in-a-tiny-streaming-de-1845443627

 

Several Apple Watch SE owners have reported overheating issues

https://bgr.com/2020/10/20/apple-watch-se-overheating-issues/

 

Iran and Russia deny FBI accusation they are behind threatening emails sent to Florida Democrats

Iran and Russia had obtained some Americans' voter registration information, said John Ratcliffe, the director of national intelligence.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/fbi-says-iran-behind-threatening-emails-sent-florida-democrats-n1244228

 

Google Fi's New Phone Subscription Offers a Pixel 4a for $9/Month

You'll end up paying as little as $216 for a smartphone that usually costs $349.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-fis-new-phone-subscription-offers-a-pixel-4a-for-9month

 

Two countries could have your voting records – Watch for fake emails

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/2020-election-interference/760647/

 

5 ways to delete blank rows in Excel

Deleting blank rows in an Excel data set isn't difficult, but Excel 2016 is the only version that offers predictable results.

https://www.techrepublic.com/blog/microsoft-office/5-ways-to-delete-blank-rows-in-excel/#link=%7B%22role%22:%22standard%22,%22href%22:%22https://www.techrepublic.com/article/5-ways-to-delete-blank-rows-in-excel/%22,%22target%22:%22%22,%22absolute%22:%22%22,%22linkText%22:%22%3Cstrong%3E5%20ways%20to%20delete%20blank%20rows%20in%20Excel%3C/strong%3E%3Cbr%3E%22%7D

 

How to Find Your Direction of Travel Using Google Maps

https://www.howtogeek.com/694066/how-to-find-your-direction-of-travel-using-google-maps/

 

US govt: Iran behind fake Proud Boys voter intimidation emails

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/government/us-govt-iran-behind-fake-proud-boys-voter-intimidation-emails/

 

Aussies Mull State-Run Alternative to Facebook, Google

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Aussies-Mull-State-Run-Alternative-to-Facebook-Google-86886.html

 

Facebook is working on Neighborhoods, a Nextdoor clone based on local groups

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/21/facebook-is-working-on-neighborhoods-a-nextdoor-clone-based-on-local-groups/

 

Why I (Still) Don’t Like Challenge/Response Spam Blockers

An error caused my newsletter to come "From" the wrong address. Flooded with challenge/response mails, I wonder: what other messages are you missing?

https://askleo.com/why-i-still-dont-like-challenge-response-spam-blockers/

 

Microsoft and U.S. Cyber Command try to take down TrickBot

https://blog.avast.com/trickbot-botnet-update-avast

 

Solid State Drives: The Future of Storage

https://askbobrankin.com/solid_state_drives_the_future_of_storage.html

 

Firefox is finally catching up to Chrome with this important new security feature

Playing in sandboxes

https://www.techradar.com/news/firefox-is-finally-catching-up-to-chrome-with-this-important-new-security-feature

 

Opera

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

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

 

How to Update Windows Drivers Easily With Driver Booster 8

Your Windows Update might improve the operating system, but it can leave device drivers left behind. That's where Driver Booster 8 can help.

https://www.makeuseof.com/update-windows-drivers-driver-booster-8/

 

New Windows 10 build fixes lots of bugs

Windows 10 build 20H2 Build 19042.608, now in beta, also brings Meet Now to your taskbar for easier video call access.

https://www.cnet.com/news/new-windows-10-build-fixes-lots-of-bugs/

 

How to set up Medical ID on your iPhone

Many iPhone features are convenient or even important, but this one can literally save your life.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3237384/how-to-set-up-medical-id-on-your-iphone.html

 

MagSafe Charger can leave circular imprints on iPhone 12 cases, works with 12W adapters

https://9to5mac.com/2020/10/23/magsafe-charger-can-leave-circular-imprints-on-iphone-12-cases-works-with-12w-adapters/#more-674948

 

Acer's Putting the Best Integrated GPU in Years Into a Lot of Cheap Laptops

https://gizmodo.com/acers-putting-the-best-integrated-gpu-in-years-into-a-l-1845428991

 

These USA-made face masks work just as well as 3M N95 masks for only $1.80 each

https://bgr.com/2020/10/20/face-mask-amazon-prime-bluegrass-vs-3m-n95/

 

Cybersecurity company finds hacker selling info on 186 million U.S. voters

The cybersecurity company Trustwave said the hacker was offering 186 million U.S. voter records and 245 million records of other personal data.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/cybersecurity-firm-finds-hacker-selling-info-148-million-u-s-n1244211

 

Survey: One in 3 Americans Plan to Buy the iPhone 12

But 75 percent of survey respondents think Apple should reduce the price of the iPhone because of COVID-19.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/survey-one-in-3-americans-plan-to-buy-the-iphone-12

 

3 apps to make your Android run smoother and faster

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/enhance-android-performance/573495/

 

75% of all 56 US states and territories show signs of vulnerable election IT infrastructure, report finds

The report comes as officials in Georgia revealed more information about a ransomware attack that affected a digital voter database.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/75-of-all-56-us-states-and-territories-show-signs-of-vulnerable-election-it-infrastructure-report-finds/

 

How to Manually Restore Your iPhone or iPad Using Your Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/694359/how-to-manually-restore-iphone-or-ipad-using-your-mac/

 

Massive Samsung leak reveals Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Ultra designs

https://bgr.com/2020/10/19/galaxy-s21-ultra-design-leaked-renders/

 

I Broke An iPhone 12 To See How Tough the Ceramic Shield Is!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67IDEDn5oEc&t=0s

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Password Meter - How Secure is my Password? Free Online Tool

https://www.safetydetectives.com/password-meter/

 

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

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

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

 

How to Use Firefox’s Built-In Task Manager

https://www.howtogeek.com/693246/how-to-use-firefoxs-built-in-task-manager/

 

What Security Software Do You Recommend? Basic Protection in Four Steps

My recommendations for specific security software and techniques to keep your computer, and yourself, safe.

https://askleo.com/security-software-recommend/

 

Microsoft Patch Alert: October 2020

The big news with this month’s patches – aside from the usual smorgasbord of strange errors – has more to do with the patches that are outside the regular cumulative update stream. Remarkably, we didn’t get any security fixes for IE or Edge. And the new .NET “optional” preview patches aren’t optional at all.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3216425/microsoft-patch-alert-october-2020.html

 

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?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=de1f735ec2540a621e82a6712854e38ff10c292f-1603508707-0-ASNqryl9qYcKbywVTxJUPZDwfnPJ6IPwJQ9CHgFTwkBOVU7u6JPjg79CNQDeSzvzTxA5_viFSe65GxPmtpXOQC0rurmiT-GG3nVn-uEJteNO5H14yuQTnUnIH8Kbk7zPRQz_CVeZmGdyefHhQDrT2EZ6DBkhUxKTgadtbiWeitCS5KpUsNzGMAesXA4jk5Z4uf-QuqFbXaGIjQg6zSK594Vy9_71q8-nwI4gVte0PSFzRVhoXm5Su4IzWGQCjJS1xekfrc8yQ-A70NrlduzDGyplVtXFKNlXK8Va7kvWcSOSZNiNA80-Ig7pIXOfBTjq0KhmGJRxJZ1SWpMHahBQghiRJVWI21h4sxp9mdudDt7L

 

FTC warns of alarming surge in social media scams

In the first six months of this year, a total of $117 million was reported lost from online scams. A majority of the reported scams are taking place on Facebook and Instagram, FTC data shows.

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/ftc-warns-of-alarming-surge-in-social-media-scams-94343749892

 

Destructive Malware Spotted in Recent Attacks Launched by Iranian Cyberspies

https://www.securityweek.com/destructive-malware-spotted-recent-attacks-launched-iranian-cyberspies

 

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Antivirus Is a Top-Rated Security Product Now

Microsoft has been working hard on improving its very own antivirus, and right now, Microsoft Defender, formerly known as Windows Defender, serves as a fully-featured security hub for Windows 10.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-s-windows-10-antivirus-is-a-top-rated-security-product-now-531375.shtml

 

Adblockers Hijacked To Snoop On Users

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10829/adblockers-hijacked-snoop-users

 

How to install Microsoft Edge on Linux

The Chromium version of Microsoft Edge is now available on Linux as preview, and these are the steps to install (and remove) it.

https://pureinfotech.com/install-microsoft-edge-linux/

 

That missing iPhone 12 charging plug is poised to provide a boost to one of Apple’s hottest growth areas

  - The iPhone 12 ships without a charging plug or wired earphones in the box.

  - That will drive customers to spend extra on plugs and AirPods along with their new iPhone.

  - Deutsche Bank analysts said this week the decision not to include the accessories in the box provides a tailwind for Apple’s “other products” category, which has been growing quickly thanks to AirPods and the Apple Watch.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/23/apple-iphone-12-missing-charger-to-provide-growth-to-accessories-business.html

 

Three Trends Killing Web Privacy and Decentralization

https://www.yahoo.com/news/three-trends-killing-privacy-decentralization-163526960.html

 

Finally, an Affordable Wireless Mechanical Keyboard for Macs

https://gizmodo.com/finally-an-affordable-wireless-mechanical-keyboard-for-1845384142

 

Razer's tiny BlackWidow Lite mechanical keyboard hits its lowest price of 2020

Amazon is selling the Razer BlackWidow Lite TKL mechanical keyboard for $20 off.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3586145/razers-tiny-blackwidow-lite-mechanical-keyboard-hits-its-lowest-price-of-2020.html

 

Windows apps will get improved web views thanks to Chromium support

WebView2 is now generally available for all Win32 C/C++ apps across Windows platforms.

https://www.engadget.com/windows-apps-webview2-chromium-104554477.html

 

Google Assistant May Soon Activate Without a Voice Command

Leaked internal firmware allows Assistant to activate by detecting you are close to a smart device.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-assistant-may-soon-activate-without-a-voice-command

 

3 apps to make your Android run smoother and faster

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/enhance-android-performance/573495/

 

iPad Air: How to set up and use Apple's new Touch ID fingerprint sensor

The new iPad Air is the first Apple device to have a fingerprint reader under the power button. We'll show you how to set it up.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/ipad-air-how-to-set-up-and-use-apples-new-touch-id-fingerprint-sensor/

 

How to Install Windows 10’s October 2020 Update (20H2) (I recommend waiting until after the second Tuesday in December to download and install after a full backup verified)

https://www.howtogeek.com/696702/how-to-install-windows-10s-october-2020-update-20h2/

 

What Can I Disable in Task Manager’s Startup List?

Task Manager shows many of the items that run automatically when you start your machine. What you need and what you don't depends on many factors.

https://askleo.com/what-can-i-disable-in-task-managers-startup-list/

 

My new favorite Windows update setting

Looking to install a specific feature release of Windows 10 when you want it? Here's how.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3586968/my-new-favorite-windows-update-setting.html

 

How to Enable or Disable OneDrive Integration in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/16278-enable-disable-onedrive-integration.html

 

When it's democracy, not hackers, that crashes election websites

State and local government websites can have problems handling an extra surge of traffic when voting efforts go viral.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/when-it-s-democracy-not-hackers-crashes-election-websites-n1244175

 

U.S. Says Russian Hackers Stole Data From Two Government Servers

https://www.securityweek.com/us-says-russian-hackers-stole-data-two-government-servers

 

Microsoft Releases Emergency Patches to Resolve Two RCE Flaws

Despite Microsoft publishing this month’s Patch Tuesday fixes on October 13, the company has published two more emergency updates on October 15, this time in an attempt to resolve remote code execution vulnerabilities hitting the Windows Codecs Library and Visual Studio Code.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-releases-emergency-patches-to-resolve-two-rce-flaws-531369.shtml

 

Parents Name Baby after ISP for free Internet

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10828/parents-name-baby-after-isp-free-internet

 

Windows 10 20H2 ISO file direct download

You can download the Windows 10 20H2 ISO directly from the Microsoft servers without the Media Creation Tool, and here are three ways to complete the task.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-20h2-iso-download/

 

Apple’s new iPad Air is a big upgrade and the one most people should get

  - CNBC has been testing Apple’s new iPad Air for several days. It launches on Oct. 23.

  - The iPad Air starts at $599 and has a new design that’s similar to the iPad Pro.

  - It’s the tablet you should buy if you work from your iPad or do lots of video chats.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/21/apple-ipad-air-2020-review-a-big-upgrade.html

 

These tech jobs may disappear in the face of automation

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tech-jobs-may-disappear-in-the-face-of-automation-artificial-intelligence-142320283.html

 

Chrome 'Bug' Purged Browser Data, Except From Sites That Google Owned

https://gizmodo.com/latest-chrome-bug-purged-browser-data-except-from-si-1845424226

 

You can already get the new iPad Air in green or silver for $40 off

Get it first and for less

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3586838/you-can-already-get-the-new-ipad-air-in-green-or-silver-for-40-off.html

 

Intel sells its NAND flash memory business to SK Hynix for $9 billion

Intel is selling off most of its flash memory business, with the exception of its fast Optane tech.

https://www.engadget.com/intel-flash-sk-hynix-optane-022355772.html

 

How to Call Someone From Your Amazon Echo

You can make phone calls from an Echo device or the Alexa app, giving you hands-free options for calling family, friends, and other contacts.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-call-someone-from-your-amazon-echo

 

4 essential ways to keep hackers out of your smart home security cameras

https://www.komando.com/privacy/keep-hackers-out-of-your-security-cameras/704338/

 

Windows 10: Best 3 new features, and how to use them

The Windows 10 October 2020 Update brings some new tricks for your browser, Start menu and more.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/windows-10-best-3-new-features-and-how-to-use-them/

 

How to Install Apps and Games on Android TV

https://www.howtogeek.com/688640/how-to-install-apps-on-android-tv/

 

Am I Wasting My Time Reporting Scam and Spam Emails?

Reporting spam in your email program with the spam button is critical. Reporting it by forwarding it somewhere isn't going to do any good.

https://askleo.com/am-i-wasting-my-time-reporting-scam-and-spam-emails/

 

Microsoft launches its second update rerun, Windows 10 20H2

The Windows 10 October 2020 Update is now available, which means enterprise users can begin testing it before embarking on a broader deployment.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3586817/microsoft-launches-its-second-update-rerun-windows-10-20h2.html

 

How to Change Color of Inactive Title Bar in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/32118-how-change-color-inactive-title-bar-windows-10-a.html

 

Ransomware hit a Georgia county. That didn't stop its ballot counting.

The attack does not indicate any broad effort to tamper with U.S. voting or show systemic vulnerabilities to the U.S. election system.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/ransomware-hit-georgia-county-didn-t-stop-its-ballot-counting-n1244601

 

U.S. Voter Data Traded on Hacker Forums: Researchers

https://www.securityweek.com/us-voter-data-traded-hacker-forums-researchers

 

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

 

Windows 10 Brings MS Office Start Menu Surprise

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10827/windows-10-brings-ms-office-start-menu-surprise

 

Windows 10 20H2 download with Media Creation Tool (I recommend waiting until after the second Tuesday in December to download and install after a full backup verified)

Windows 10 20H2 is now rolling out, and this is how you'll be able to get it manually using the Media Creation Tool.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-20h2-download-media-creation-tool/

 

Fake Instagram follower services slapped with lawsuit

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/fake-instagram-follower-services-slapped-with-lawsuit-24396.html

 

Police in all 50 states are using secret tools to break into locked phones — and they're using them for cases as low-level as shoplifting, records show

https://www.yahoo.com/news/police-50-states-using-secret-191815787.html

 

Oh Great, Apple's Raised the Repair Costs for the iPhone 12

https://gizmodo.com/oh-great-apples-raised-the-repair-costs-for-the-iphone-1845411681

 

The Fire HD 10 tablet is almost half off, but not at Amazon

Best Buy is selling the Fire HD 10 for $80.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3586816/the-fire-hd-10-tablet-is-almost-50-off-but-not-at-amazon.html

 

US charges Russian government hackers for NotPetya cyberattack

The NotPetya attacks has reportedly caused billions of dollars worth of damages.

https://www.engadget.com/us-doj-russian-government-hackers-notpetya-175301813.html

 

8 Privacy Features iOS 14 Users Need to Know

The latest versions of iOS and iPadOS offer more ways to stay private, from app permissions to location tracking. Here's how to secure your iPhone and Pad.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/8-privacy-features-ios-14-users-need-to-know

 

Chrome patch fixes zero-day bug – update now!

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/chrome-patch-fixes-zero-day-bug/760691/

 

The best gear for online classes or meetings: Webcams, lights, mics, tripods and more

Zoom call for work? Remote school session? This gear will enhance all your video chats.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/the-best-webcam-and-gear-for-online-meetings-lights-mics-tripods-and-more/

 

How to Completely Disable All Vibrations on Your iPhone

https://www.howtogeek.com/693590/how-to-completely-disable-all-vibrations-on-your-iphone/

 

How Do I Get Off of an Unwanted Email Distribution List?

To unsubscribe or not to unsubscribe, that is the question. The answer depends on how you got there.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-get-off-of-an-unwanted-email-distribution-list/

 

What's in the latest Edge update? Rollbacks and new browser telemetry policies

Microsoft's Edge 86 includes a "rollback" function that lets IT admins restore an earlier version of the browser and gives the built-in PDF viewer support for document tables of content.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3586259/whats-in-the-latest-edge-update-rollbacks-and-new-browser-telemetry-policies.html

 

How to Send Feedback to Microsoft with Feedback Hub app in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7054-how-send-feedback-microsoft-feedback-hub-app-windows-10-a.html

 

U.S. antitrust case against Google mirrors Microsoft battle

"Google claimed Microsoft’s practices were anticompetitive, and yet, now, Google deploys the same playbook to sustain its own monopolies," the Justice Department wrote in its lawsuit.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/us-antitrust-case-google-mirrors-microsoft-battle-rcna159

 

FDA Approves Use of New Tool for Medical Device Vulnerability Scoring

https://www.securityweek.com/fda-approves-use-new-tool-medical-device-vulnerability-scoring

 

Extended GodMode

Access the notorious God Mode folder in Windows so that you can customize your operating system's to your needs and preferences using this tool

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

 

Windows 10 Start Up Process To Change

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10826/windows-10-start-process-change

 

WINDOWS 10 20H2 KNOWN ISSUES BLOCKING INSTALLATION

Microsoft reveals several known issues with the Windows 10 20H2 update, and it's placing a temporary block to affected devices.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-20h2-known-issues/

 

Over one million WordPress sites receive forced update to security plugin after severe vulnerability discovered

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/loginizer-wordpress-plugin-forced-update/

 

Microsoft explores realistic VR haptics with a wrist-mounted gadget

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-haptic-pivot-controller-185829492.html

 

Are These the Galaxy S21 and S21 Ultra? Whatever Samsung Calls Them, Rumors Say They'll Drop in January

https://gizmodo.com/are-these-the-galaxy-s21-and-s21-ultra-whatever-samsun-1845408463

 

Deal alert! Get Windows 10 Pro for only $39.99 (that's a whopping 80% off retail)

Are you a PC power user or just want extra security features? Through Oct 25, you can snag Windows 10 Professional for $39.99, an exclusive offer to PCWorld readers.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3562330/windows-10-pro-deal.html

 

Windows 10's October update is rolling out with a refreshed Start menu

You'll be able to cycle through your open tabs in Edge by alt-tabbing.

https://www.engadget.com/windows-10-october-2020-update-184758754.html

 

Feeling Money Stress? Follow Our 8 Steps for Beating Budget Burnout

Ignoring your financial realities is a recipe for disaster, but trying to live within a too-tight budget can be just as stressful. We interviewed experts for advice on how to get a handle on your finances without locking yourself into an overly restrictive plan that'll only make things worse.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/feeling-money-stress-follow-our-8-steps-for-beating-budget-burnout

 

Windows big October update: New features and how to download it (I recommend waiting until after the second Tuesday in December to download and install after a full backup verified)

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/windows-big-october-update/760536/

 

iPhone 12 MagSafe accessories: How Apple's awesome new snap-on magnet feature works

We answer your top questions about Apple's big bet on magnetic phone attachments for the iPhone 12.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/iphone-12-magsafe-accessories-how-apples-awesome-new-snap-on-magnet-feature-works

 

Donald Trump’s Twitter password is “maga2020!”, and there’s no 2FA, claims hacker

You don’t need an IQ of 197 to know this is a very bad idea.

https://grahamcluley.com/donald-trumps-twitter-password-is-maga2020-and-theres-no-2fa-claims-hacker/

 

QAnon/8Chan Sites Briefly Knocked Offline

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/10/qanon-8chan-sites-briefly-knocked-offline/

 

The Now-Defunct Firms Behind 8chan, QAnon

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/10/the-now-defunct-firms-behind-8chan-qanon/

 

Email Headers Explained and How They Might Help You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSIs1M91uS8&feature=youtu.be&t=1s

 

My Solution to Social Media Overload

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

 

Scientists Found A New Way To Break Down the Most Common Plastic

https://earther.gizmodo.com/scientists-found-a-new-way-to-break-down-the-most-commo-1845452675

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Protect your network with open source tools

Apache Syncope and Metron can help you secure your network against unauthorized access and data loss.

https://opensource.com/article/20/10/apache-security-tools?sc_cid=7013a000002641LAAQ

 

Walmart Black Friday 2020: the best deals we expect from Walmart

Walmart Black Friday is almost here - shop early deals today

https://www.techradar.com/black-friday/walmart-black-friday-2020

 

SHOULD I INSTALL WINDOWS 10 20H2 ON MY PC? YES, BUT IT DEPENDS. (I would suggest waiting until after the second Tuesday patches of December and download then)

Is it safe to install Windows 10 20H2? Best answer: Yes, but always proceed with caution – here's why and what you should do.

(  Be smart and do a full backup image verified before installing this upgrade)

https://pureinfotech.com/should-install-windows-10-20h2-now/

 

FBI: Iran, Russia obtained voter data to interfere with US elections

Both countries have obtained voter registration data, which Iran used to send emails to intimidate voters.

https://www.cnet.com/news/fbi-iran-russia-obtained-voter-data-to-interfere-with-us-elections/

 

Microsoft removed another Windows 10 2004 safeguard hold

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-removed-another-windows-10-2004-safeguard-hold/

 

Why Don’t You Back Up Your Computer?

Backups are one way you can protect yourself from everything from hardware failure to virus infections. So why don't you back up?

https://askleo.com/back-up-your-computer/

 

Office Web Apps advertisement on Windows 10 PCs

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/18/microsoft-ads-office-web-apps-advertisement-to-windows-10-pcs/

 

Microsoft most imitated brand for phishing attempts in Q3 2020: Report

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-most-imitated-brand-for-phishing-attempts-in-q3-2020-report-103727/

 

How to Send Feedback to Microsoft with Feedback Hub app in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7054-how-send-feedback-microsoft-feedback-hub-app-windows-10-a.html

 

AVG Antivirus Free

Top-grade antivirus application with basic protection against all forms of malware, in addition to email, identity and web browsing safety

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/AVG-Free-Edition.shtml

 

7 Legit Reasons Not to Delete Facebook (For Now...)

It's easy to argue that Facebook is the root of all evil, but there are several legitimate reasons not to delete Facebook.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reasons-not-delete-facebook/

 

Windows 10 critical flaw: US government issues warning of remote attack

Keep your Windows 10 apps updated

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/windows-10-critical-flaw-us-government-issues-warning-of-remote-attack

 

How to Fix a Wi-Fi Router

Troubleshooting the most common Wi-Fi router problems

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-a-wifi-router-5082923

 

Windows 10's October update is rolling out with a refreshed Start menu

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/windows-10-october-2020-update-184758754.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

Google sued by US government — here's what you need to know

The US government claims Google search is an illegal monopoly in antitrust lawsuit

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-sued-by-us-government-heres-what-you-need-to-know

 

Windows 10's October update is rolling out with a refreshed Start menu

You'll be able to cycle through your open tabs in Edge by alt-tabbing.

https://www.engadget.com/windows-10-october-2020-update-184758754.html

 

4 essential ways to keep hackers out of your smart home security cameras

https://www.komando.com/privacy/keep-hackers-out-of-your-security-cameras/704338/

 

Readers' Choice 2020: Home Security Systems, Cameras, Smart Locks, Video Doorbells

With more and more affordable smart security devices available, keeping your home and family safe has never been easier. In our latest Readers' Choice survey, PCMag readers select the brands with the best home security systems, surveillance cameras, smart locks, and video doorbells.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/readers-choice-2020-home-security-systems-cameras-smart-locks-video-doorbells

 

This common household material could revolutionise computing and data storage

A material found in household paint could unlock machine learning

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-common-household-material-could-revolutionise-computing-and-data-storage

 

WINDOWS 10 20H2, OCTOBER 2020 UPDATE: NEW FEATURES AND CHANGES

UPDATED 10/20: Windows 10 20H2 is available starting October 20, 2020, and here are all the new features and changes that Microsoft has added to the new version.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-20h2-new-features/

 

FCC's top lawyer says agency can redefine Section 230 social media law

The Republican-led regulator will look at a proposal to weaken liability protections for social media companies that fact-check the president's posts.

https://www.cnet.com/news/fccs-top-lawyer-justifies-agencys-role-in-limiting-section-230-protections-for-social-media/

 

Watch out for Emotet malware's new 'Windows Update' attachment

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/watch-out-for-emotet-malwares-new-windows-update-attachment/

 

Email Headers Revealed and How They Might Help You

Email headers are geeky magic, but understanding a few can help identify spam and diagnose some email problems.

https://askleo.com/email-headers/

 

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/

 

You will soon be able to copy-paste between Windows 10, Android devices!

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/copy-paste-between-windows-10-android-devices-103710/

 

How to Enable or Disable Reset Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/166671-how-enable-disable-reset-sync-microsoft-edge-chromium.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/

 

Avast Free Antivirus

Powerful anti-malware solution delivered in a user-friendly and free package, featuring multiple scanning modes and extra tools to ensure all-round PC safety

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

 

Chrome OS update gives you a place to trash old files

In a recent update, Chrome OS adds a recycle bin

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/chrome-os-update-gives-you-a-place-to-trash-old-files

 

The 10 Best Cell Phones for Seniors in 2020

Make sure your loved ones are always in touch

https://www.lifewire.com/best-cell-phones-for-senior-citizens-4125595

 

We unbox the iPhone 12, 12 Pro and a bunch of MagSafe goodies

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/unbox-iphone-12-12-pro-130011954.html

 

Apple AirPods Studio release date leak just revealed bad news

AirPods Studio may slip to March 2021, says Jon Prosser

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/apple-airpods-studio-leak-just-revealed-bad-news-for-release-date

 

A Telegram bot network is being used to create deepfake nudes

It has produced naked images of at least 104,000 women.

https://www.engadget.com/telegram-deepnude-bots-183724326.html

 

Windows big October update: New features and how to download it

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/windows-big-october-update/760536/

 

Report: Nvidia Cancels RTX 3080 20GB and RTX 3070 16GB Graphics Cards

With Nvidia's existing RTX cards being so hard to find, why put even more stress on the supply chain?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/report-nvidia-cancels-rtx-3080-20gb-and-rtx-3070-16gb-graphics-cards

 

The PS5 fan will be cleverly optimized over time via over-the-air updates

Now that's some great fan service

https://www.techradar.com/news/ps5-fan-noise-may-be-curbed-with-over-the-air-updates

 

WINDOWS 10 20H2 KNOWN ISSUES BLOCKING INSTALLATION (if you haven't seen this yet, its because your machine is or was blocked from updating due to known issues)

Microsoft reveals several known issues with the Windows 10 20H2 update, and it's placing a temporary block to affected devices.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-20h2-known-issues/

 

Eufy's Indoor Cam 2K is fine for $40

For $40, you could do a lot worse than this simple indoor home security camera.

https://www.cnet.com/reviews/eufy-indoor-cam-2k-review/

 

Using Windows 10 in-place upgrades to fix Windows Update issues

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/using-windows-10-in-place-upgrades-to-fix-windows-update-issues/

 

Avoiding or Fixing Software Rot in Windows 10

Software rot is the slow degradation of your computer's performance for no apparent reason. I'll review why it happens, how to prevent, and how to recover.

https://askleo.com/software-rot/

 

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/

 

Microsoft revamps Bing Site Explorer with major enhancements

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-revamps-bing-site-explorer-with-major-enhancements-103684/

 

How to Enable Windows Sandbox Feature in Windows 10 Home Edition

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

 

The 11 Best Microsoft OneNote Macros to Automate Repetitive Tasks

Microsoft OneNote macros make it easy to automate repetitive tasks. Here are some handy Microsoft OneNote macros to start using.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-onenote-macros/

 

Firefox

Surf the web using one of the world’s leading browsers and enjoy outstanding speed, flawless security, and a sleek design focused on productivity

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Browsers/Mozilla-Firefox-Final.shtml

 

Sorry, Google Stadia iPhone users! Apple is killing off this useful app

Apple is being a killjoy again

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/sorry-google-stadia-iphone-users-apple-is-killing-off-this-useful-app

 

How to Set Gmail as the Default Email App on iPhone or iPad

Change your default email app

https://www.lifewire.com/set-gmail-as-default-email-app-on-iphone-or-ipad-5080520

 

Microsoft partners with SpaceX’s Starlink satellite service for Azure Space cloud platform

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-partners-spacex-starlink-satellite-130031322.html

 

The one Homepod mini feature that Alexa can't touch

The HomePod Mini has a smart speaker trick that Amazon and Google don't

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/the-one-homepod-mini-feature-that-alexa-cant-touch

 

Portrait Light effects in Google Photos come to older Pixel phones

You don't need a Pixel 5 to tweak the light on people's faces.

https://www.engadget.com/portrait-light-google-photos-for-older-pixel-phones-151009815.html

 

Drive an older car? 6 useful gadgets to make any car smarter

https://www.komando.com/technology/gadgets-to-make-any-car-smarter/606431/

 

AMD Tries to Block Scalpers From Buying Up Ryzen 5000 CPUs, New Radeon Cards

AMD wants to avoid the launch day debacle rival Nvidia faced with its RTX 3080 and 3090 graphics cards, which scalpers have been purchasing using automated bots.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/amd-tries-to-block-scalpers-from-buying-up-ryzen-5000-cpus-new-radeon-cards

 

The best cheap laptop deals in October 2020

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-best-laptop-deals

 

Windows 10 20H2 system requirements (pretty standard except for very old machines or you have one that is blocked.  Be smart and do a full backup image verified before installing this upgrade)

Are you planning to install the Windows 10 version 20H2? These are the new minimum hardware and processor requirements.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-20h2-system-requirements/

 

Acer is ready for 2021 with 11th-gen Intel, fast gaming monitors and tools for creatives

The PC maker's Next @ Acer event was filled with announcements of products coming at the start of next year.

https://www.cnet.com/news/acer-is-ready-for-2021-with-11th-gen-intel-fast-gaming-monitors-and-new-options-for-creatives/

 

Google Chrome and Edge are creating random debug.log log files

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-chrome-and-edge-are-creating-random-debuglog-log-files/

 

My Solution to Social Media Overload

I'm taking a break from Facebook. Here I discuss why, what Facebook brings to the table, and what alternatives I'm using instead.

https://askleo.com/my-solution-to-social-media-overload/

 

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/

 

Windows 10 feature updates reverted due to Windows setup security bug

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-feature-updates-reverted-due-to-windows-setup-security-bug-103689/

 

How to Add or Remove Troubleshooters Toolbar on Taskbar in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/166554-how-add-remove-troubleshooters-toolbar-taskbar-windows-10-a.html

 

8 Apps Which Let You Stream Local News for Free

Keeping up with current events in your area and beyond doesn't have to be difficult.

https://www.makeuseof.com/apps-stream-local-news-for-free/

 

Microsoft Announces Microsoft Teams Theme and Icon Updates

Microsoft has recently announced a new important update for Microsoft Teams, its cloud-based solution whose adoption truly skyrocketed in the last few months.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-announces-microsoft-teams-theme-and-icon-updates-531388.shtml

 

iPhone 12 battery life is dramatically worse than iPhone 11: Here's how to fix it

iPhone 12 has taken a big step back on battery life, but there's a solution

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/iphone-12-battery-life-is-dramatically-worse-than-iphone-11-heres-how-to-fix-it

 

How to Delete a Page in PDF

Remove what you don't need

https://www.lifewire.com/delete-a-page-in-pdf-5080384

 

Google Chrome retains your site data from Google and YouTube, even when you ask it to cover your tracks

https://www.yahoo.com/news/google-chrome-retains-data-google-110751204.html

 

Apple Silicon MacBook event date just leaked — mark your calendars

Get ready for the first Apple Silicon laptops in November

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/apple-silicon-macbook-event-date-just-leaked-mark-your-calendars

 

The Department of Justice sues Google over antitrust concerns

Google is accused of "unlawfully maintaining monopolies" around search and search-related advertising.

https://www.engadget.com/google-us-justice-department-antitrust-competition-announcement-144344497.html

 

Apple releases a new iPhone update to fix buggy iOS 14

https://www.komando.com/gadgets/apple-releases-ios-14-1/754697/

 

What's New With Windows? See 6 Top New Features in the October 2020 Update

Microsoft's latest OS update, 20H2, offers a handful of welcome tweaks, and the more-compatible Chromium Edge browser replaces the legacy version. Here's what's worth checking out.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/whats-new-with-windows-see-6-top-new-features-in-the-october-2020-update

 

Asus has revealed the first laptop to feature a discrete Intel GPU

The VivoBook Flip 14 packs Intel Iris Xe Max graphics

https://www.techradar.com/news/asus-has-revealed-the-first-laptop-to-feature-a-discrete-intel-gpu

 

How to Check the Power Output of a USB Port

It's important to know how much power the USB port on your laptop can supply. Thankfully, it's easy to measure a USB port's power output.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/check-power-output-usb-port/

 

Pixel 5 hardware fail: Owners report gaps between frame and display

Google faces yet another hardware issue

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/pixel-5-hardware-fail-owners-report-gaps-between-frame-and-display

 

Raspberry Pi High Quality security camera

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-high-quality-security-camera/

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Wed 2074 10/21/2020

U.S. Charges Russian Intelligence Officers in Major Cyberattacks

Prosecutors said the suspects hacked elections in France, the electricity grid in Ukraine and the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

https://tinyurl.com/y5pn3nbe

 

7 Internet Scams Even the Smartest People Fall For

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/503107/7-internet-scams-even-smartest-people-fall

 

How Can I Wirelessly Access My Android From My PC?

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

 

How to Clean Your Windows Computer: The Ultimate Checklist

Cleaning up Windows can yield vast performance improvements. Here's the ultimate checklist for cleaning your Windows computer.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/clean-windows-ultimate-checklist/

 

Microsoft starts the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2020 Update

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/20/microsoft-starts-the-rollout-of-the-windows-10-october-2020-update/

 

Microsoft released a new Windows 10 task manager for gamers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-released-a-new-windows-10-task-manager-for-gamers/

 

URL address spoofing flaw keeps mobile victims from determining fake, real sites

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/url-address-spoofing-flaw-keeps-victims-from-determining-fake-real-sites/

 

What Is Chrome Helper in Mac and Why Is It Causing High CPU Usage?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/disable-chrome-helper-mac/

 

Windows 10 version 20H2 October 2020 Update now available for download

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/download-windows-10-october-2020-20h2-update-103741/

 

How to Allow Extensions in InPrivate Browsing in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://tinyurl.com/y4539pga

   

This strange Windows 10 bug gave us a serious fright - don’t make the same mistake

TechRadar Pro was on the pointy end of a frustrating Windows 10 issue last week

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-strange-windows-10-bug-gave-us-a-serious-fright-dont-make-the-same-mistake

 

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/

 

Downloading Microsoft Edge with Chrome or Firefox Is Quite a Challenge Now (do it the easy way, start up the old Edge browser and it will provide you with the download option)

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

 

How To Find Windows Spotlight Lock Screen Images In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/find-windows-spotlight-lock-screen-images-windows-10/

 

Google search is an illegal monopoly, DOJ and states allege in new suit (since all browsers allow changing the search engine, I don't get this part. change to DuckDuckGo)

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-antitrust-lawsuit-123056021.html

 

Windows 10 emergency update: US government just issued warning

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/microsoft-dhs-emergency-patch-warning

 

THE REAL-WORLD AI ISSUE

How artificial intelligence and machine learning are affecting technology right now

https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/28/18194816/ai-artificial-intelligence-issue

 

Russian Military Officers Unmasked, Indicted for High-Profile Cyberattack Campaigns

US Department of Justice charges members of Sandworm/APT28 for BlackEnergy, NotPetya, Olympic Destroyer, and other major attacks.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/russian-military-officers-unmasked-indicted-for-high-profile-cyberattack-campaigns/d/d-id/1339219

 

Tech how-to: Tips and tricks to get more out of Google Chat

https://www.komando.com/news/google-chat-tricks/759877/

 

8 Privacy Features iOS 14 Users Need to Know

The latest versions of iOS and iPadOS offer more ways to stay private, from app permissions to location tracking. Here's how to secure your iPhone and Pad.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/8-privacy-features-ios-14-users-need-to-know

 

Why Are My Upload Speeds at Home So Terrible?

https://lifehacker.com/why-are-my-upload-speeds-at-home-so-terrible-1845168399

 

How to Mirror Your Android Screen to PC or Mac Without Root

Want to mirror your Android screen to your computer? Here are some free and easy ways to do it!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/mirror-android-screen-pc-mac-without-root/

 

You can now disable JScript execution in Internet Explorer

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/20/you-can-now-disable-jscript-execution-in-internet-explorer/

 

Unlock Windows 10's God Mode to access all settings in one screen

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/unlock-windows-10s-god-mode-to-access-all-settings-in-one-screen/

 

Cybersecurity and a potential Biden White House: Past tech priorities resurrected

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/government-and-defense/election-coverage/cybersecurity-and-a-potential-biden-white-house-past-tech-priorities-resurrected/

 

Videoconferencing Malware, Vizom, Discovered

https://www.maketecheasier.com/videoconferencing-malware-vizom-discovered/

 

This is why Microsoft is forcing Office PWAs in Windows 10

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/this-is-why-microsoft-is-forcing-office-pwas-in-windows-10-103733/

 

How to Turn On or Off Extensions in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/166230-how-turn-off-extensions-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Best large format printers of 2020 : wide-format printers for every budget

When you need a super-sized inkjet

https://www.techradar.com/best/best-large-format-printers

 

How to disable recent items in Search on Windows 10

The Windows 10 search box now shows recent searches, and if you don't want to see this list, you can disable it with these steps.

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

 

Windows 10 October 2020 Update Now Available for Download

Microsoft has officially started the rollout of Windows 10 October 2020 Update, previously known as version 20H2 and also referred to as 2009.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-october-2020-update-now-available-for-download-531384.shtml

 

How To Adjust Mouse Sensitivity In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/how-to-adjust-mouse-sensitivity-in-windows-10/

 

This Common Household Item Has Been Recalled Over Fire Risk

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/common-household-item-recalled-over-192703533.html

 

Chrome won't clear your Google and YouTube data — even if you tell it to

Browser retains site data in defiance of privacy settings

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/chrome-google-site-data-special-treatment

 

After outcry, Microsoft presses pause on unsolicited Windows 10 web app installs

The company says part of it was a bug

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/19/21524006/microsoft-pause-unsolicited-pwa-office-app-windows-10

 

Trickbot, Phishing, Ransomware & Elections

The botnet has taken some hits lately, but that doesn't mean the threat is over. Here are some steps you can take to keep it from your door.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/trickbot-phishing-ransomware-and-elections/a/d-id/1339190

 

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

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

 

SpaceX's Starlink to Supply Satellite Internet to Microsoft's 'Modular' Data Centers

The partnership is part of Microsoft’s Azure Space program, which is applying its cloud computing technologies to space-related missions.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/spacexs-starlink-to-supply-satellite-internet-to-microsofts-modular-data

 

How Do I Connect AirPods to a Windows PC?

https://lifehacker.com/how-do-i-connect-airpods-to-a-windows-pc-1845096777

 

5 Ways Hackers Use Facebook to Steal From You

Wondering how hackers use Facebook to learn more about you and steal your data? Here's what you need to know.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ways-hackers-use-facebook-steal/

 

Add custom shortcuts and commands to Explorer's context menu using Open With++

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/20/add-custom-shortcuts-and-commands-to-explorers-context-menu-using-open-with/

 

The Windows 10 Calculator has been ported to Linux

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/the-windows-10-calculator-has-been-ported-to-linux/

 

Phishing scams use redirects to steal Office 365, Facebook credentials

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/phishing/phishing-scams-use-redirects-to-steal-office-365-facebook-credentials/

 

How to Import and Export Bookmarks in Google Chrome

https://www.maketecheasier.com/import-export-bookmarks-google-chrome/

 

Defending against Dharma ransomware attacks, the Microsoft way!

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/defending-against-dharma-ransomware-attacks-the-microsoft-way-103692/

 

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

 

350 million customer details leaked in Broadvoice scandal

Database of customer information was left open

https://www.techradar.com/news/clone-350-million-customer-details-leaked-in-broadvoice-scandal

 

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/

 

The Best Internet Security Suite for Windows 10

Choosing the best Internet security suite for Windows 10 isn’t by any means easy business, and it’s all because pretty much every vendor out there claims they offer the best protection available right now.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/the-best-internet-security-suite-for-windows-10-531370.shtml

 

How To VIew The Windows 10 Clipboard History

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

 

Microsoft's Windows 10 is breaking PCs

https://www.yahoo.com/news/microsofts-windows-10-breaking-pcs-124438356.html

 

How to use Zoom app on iPhone, Android, Windows and Mac

A simple guide on how to use Zoom

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/how-to-use-zoom

 

US charges six Russian intelligence officers with hacking Ukraine, 2018 Olympics, and Skripal investigation

The indictment lays out an international cyberespionage campaign

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/19/21523611/russia-gru-cyberespionage-ukraine-france-georgia-olympics-skripal-petya

 

Massive New Phishing Campaigns Target Microsoft, Google Cloud Users

At least three campaigns are now underway.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/massive-new-phishing-campaigns-target-microsoft-google-cloud-users/d/d-id/1339204

 

Clever uses for your Amazon Echo – and security steps you can’t skip

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/clever-uses-for-amazon-echo/759795/

 

Here's Why the Justice Department Says Google Is an Illegal Monopoly

In an antitrust suit, the DOJ argues that Google has locked up the search market by paying device makers to feature its services on its products. But Google argues it dominates the market because its services are the best.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/heres-why-the-justice-department-says-google-is-an-illegal-monopoly

 

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

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

 

Google Assistant Now Works With Android Apps

Google Assistant is about to become even more useful for anyone with an Android phone.

https://www.makeuseof.com/google-assistant-android-apps/

 

Microsoft makes it difficult to download Microsoft Edge with Firefox and Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/19/microsoft-makes-it-difficult-to-download-microsoft-edge-with-firefox-and-chrome/

 

Google warned users of 33,000 state-sponsored attacks in 2020

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-warned-users-of-33-000-state-sponsored-attacks-in-2020/

 

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/

 

Can’t Upload Files or Videos to Google Drive? Here Are the Fixes

https://www.maketecheasier.com/google-drive-cannot-upload-files-fixes/

 

U.S government, companies not doing enough to protect data privacy, says Microsoft

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/u-s-government-companies-not-doing-enough-to-protect-data-privacy-says-microsoft-103695/

 

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

 

Epic Games Store free games: this week's giveaways revealed

https://www.techradar.com/news/free-epic-games-store-games-this-weeks-giveaways-revealed

 

How to create a full backup on Windows 7

Are you about to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7? Before you start the process, make sure to backup your files, apps, settings, and system. Here's how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/create-full-backup-windows-7/

 

Microsoft Office PWAs Installing Without Consent on Windows 10 Is Partly a Bug

Earlier this month, a number of Windows 10 users started noticing that Microsoft Office PWAs were silently installed on their devices, all without their consent.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-office-pwas-installing-without-consent-on-windows-10-is-partly-a-bug-531371.shtml

 

How To Change OK Google To Something Else

https://www.techjunkie.com/change-ok-google/

 

Your iPhone Will Never Come With These 2 Things Ever Again

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/iphone-never-come-2-things-130225498.html

 

Pluto TV: App, guide, channels and how to activate

Everything you need to know about the Pluto TV free live TV streaming service

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/pluto-tv

 

Facebook says it removed 120,000 posts for attempting to obstruct voting

VP Nick Clegg said the platform has placed warnings on 150 million posts

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/18/21521685/facebook-clegg-voting-instagram-ads-fact-check-zuckerberg

 

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

 

Recall alert: Check your home for these dangerous products

https://www.komando.com/news/october-2020-recall-alerts/760082/

 

SK Hynix Is Buying Intel's NAND Memory Business for $9B

The deal is expected to be completed by March 2025, but Intel is retaining its Optane memory business.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/sk-hynix-is-buying-intels-nand-memory-business-for-9b

 

Why Won't Windows Recognize My Android Phone?

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

 

How to Share USB and Network Devices in VirtualBox

https://www.maketecheasier.com/share-usb-network-devices-virtualbox/

 

Windows 10 Slowing Down? Are You Asking Too Much of Your Computer?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=419s19X-aHA&feature=youtu.be&t=4s

 

Fix Printer Problems With an Uninstall and Reinstall in Windows 10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATTqP4yi9W8&feature=youtu.be&t=0s

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Tue 2073 10/20/2020

This new malware uses remote overlay attacks to hijack your bank account

Vizom disguises itself as popular videoconferencing software many of us are relying on during the pandemic.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/this-new-malware-uses-remote-overlay-attacks-to-hijack-your-bank-account/

 

Who regulates social media?

Good question!

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/19/who-regulates-social-media/

 

How to Export Your Google Keep Notes and Attachments

https://www.howtogeek.com/694042/how-to-export-your-google-keep-notes-and-attachments/

 

Windows 10 may soon notify you about new startup apps

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/14/windows-10-may-soon-notify-you-about-new-startup-apps/

 

Government warns of remote attack against Windows PCs editing iPhone video

If you're an iPhone owner and use a Windows PC, go to the Windows Store and make sure you have the latest patch.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3586576/government-warns-of-remote-attack-against-windows-pcs-editing-iphone-video.html

 

Chrome is getting a great time-saving update, and you can try it now

Drowning in tabs? A handy new search option can help

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-great-new-chrome-feature-makes-it-easier-to-find-the-tab-you-need

 

Top 5 things to know about latency

Latency can interrupt your productivity and generally slow down your workday. Tom Merritt lists five things you should know about latency.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/top-5-things-to-know-about-latency/

 

Surface Laptop Go vs. Surface Go 2: Which is a better buy?

https://www.windowscentral.com/surface-laptop-go-vs-surface-go-2

 

US indicts Russian GRU 'Sandworm' hackers for NotPetya, worldwide attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-indicts-russian-gru-sandworm-hackers-for-notpetya-worldwide-attacks/

 

Peak Design unveils its own line of magnetic phone cases and accessories

They should play nice with MagSafe, too.

https://www.engadget.com/peak-design-mobile-case-bike-wall-tripod-accessories-140036274.html

 

Do You Have a Computer Virus?

https://askbobrankin.com/do_you_have_a_computer_virus.html

 

Need a Disposable Email Address? Try These Great Services

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

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

 

Sony to optimise the PS5 fan with online updates

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-10-19-sony-to-optimise-the-ps5-fan-with-online-updates

 

Who needs Arlo or Ring when Amazon’s big eufy Cam and video doorbell sale starts at $28?

https://bgr.com/2020/10/19/eufy-camera-video-doorbell-amazon-sale-one-day-only/

 

Breach at Dickey’s BBQ Smokes 3M Cards

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/10/breach-at-dickeys-bbq-smokes-3m-cards/

 

Raspberry Pi Foundation launches Compute Module 4 for industrial users

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/raspberry-pi-foundation-launches-compute-164755871.html

 

How to cope with PowerPoint and Keynote limitations with videoconferencing software

It’s not you: you can’t see a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation and your notes except in full-screen mode.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3583940/how-to-cope-with-powerpoint-and-keynote-limitations-with-videoconferencing-software.html

 

HOW TO COMPLETELY REMOVE A PRINTER DRIVER ON WINDOWS 10

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

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

 

US Charges 6 Russian Officers for Unleashing Destructive Malware, Including NotPetya

The US Justice Department unmasks six members behind Russia's Sandworm group, which has been blamed for committing cyberwar to advance the Kremlin's interests.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/us-charges-6-russian-officers-for-unleashing-destructive-malware-including

 

Don’t fall for this Medicare scam coming after seniors

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/medicare-and-aca-scams-target-seniors/760170/

 

US charges Russian hackers blamed for Ukraine power outages and the NotPetya ransomware attack

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/19/justice-department-russian-hackers-notpetya-ukraine/

 

How to Keep Low Power Mode Enabled Permanently on Your iPhone

https://www.howtogeek.com/692199/how-to-keep-low-power-mode-enabled-permanently-on-your-iphone/

 

Manage tabs and navigate pages with the mouse using Foxy Gestures extension for Firefox

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/12/manage-tabs-and-navigate-pages-with-the-mouse-using-foxy-gestures-extension-for-firefox/

 

The best graphics cards for PC gaming: AMD teases next-gen Radeon RX 6000 performance

We'll help you find the best graphics card to fit your needs.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3106426/the-best-graphics-cards-for-pc-gaming.html

 

Windows 10 is set to get better than ever

Update arriving later this month

https://www.techradar.com/news/windows-10-is-set-to-get-better-than-ever

 

Microsoft now the most impersonated brand in phishing attacks

Almost 20% of phishing campaigns last quarter spoofed Microsoft as many people continue to work remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic, says Check Point Research.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-now-the-most-impersonated-brand-in-phishing-attacks/

 

Microsoft Edge WebView2 hits general availability

Now developers can access the latest Edge web tech in their apps.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-webview2-hits-general-availability

 

Microsoft released a new Windows 10 task manager for gamers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-released-a-new-windows-10-task-manager-for-gamers/

 

Windows 10 users are grumpy over forced updates and unwanted apps

https://www.slashgear.com/windows-10-users-are-grumpy-over-forced-updates-and-unwanted-apps-18643135/

 

Solid State Drives: The Future of Storage

Solid state drives (SSDs) are one of the few bright spots in the PC marketplace these days. Even though sales of PCs are trending downward, consumers are getting excited about SSDs, due to the benefits they offer over traditional magnetic hard drives. Here's what you need to know...

https://askbobrankin.com/solid_state_drives_the_future_of_storage.html

 

9 Built-in Android Settings to Increase Your Device Security

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

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

 

iPhone 12 loses to iPad Air 4 on AnTuTu, also lags behind iPhone 11 in graphics

https://www.phonearena.com/news/ipad-air-4-vs-iphone-12-a14-bionic-antutu_id127894

 

Windows 10 Start menu ads: How to remove them from your PC

https://bgr.com/2020/10/19/windows-10-start-menu-ads-remove-outlook-word-excel/

 

Microsoft Patch Tuesday, October 2020 Edition

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/10/microsoft-patch-tuesday-october-2020-edition/

 

The best refurbished laptop deals for college kids — plus more gadgets to help them excel in school

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/best-laptop-deals-college-students-gadgets-school-184720331.html

 

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

 

How to enable Hyper-V on Windows 10

Do you need to run virtual machines on your PC? You don't need third-party software, you can use Microsoft Hyper-V, and here's how to set up the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-hyper-v-windows-10/

 

iPhone 12 Screen Repairs Cost $279

Without AppleCare+, out of warranty battery replacements cost $69 and 'other damage' repairs cost $449+.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/iphone-12-screen-repairs-cost-279

 

Amazon flooded with fake reviews as holiday shopping kicks off – how to spot them

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

 

Raspberry Pi Foundation launches Compute Module 4 for industrial users

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/19/raspberry-pi-foundation-launches-compute-module-4-for-industrial-users/

 

How to Turn on Your Flashlight by Tapping the Back of Your Android Phone

https://www.howtogeek.com/692320/how-to-turn-on-your-flashlight-by-tapping-the-back-of-your-android-phone/

 

Microsoft makes it difficult to download Microsoft Edge with Firefox and Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/19/microsoft-makes-it-difficult-to-download-microsoft-edge-with-firefox-and-chrome/

 

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

 

This nasty malware has disguised itself as a Windows 10 update

Emotet has returned with a new approach

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-nasty-malware-has-disguised-itself-as-a-windows-10-update

 

Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4: This new, stripped-down Pi 4 comes in 32 variants

Available now from $25, the Compute Module 4 packs the same technical guts as the Raspberry Pi 4, albeit in a more compact form-factor.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/raspberry-pi-compute-module-4-this-new-stripped-down-pi-4-comes-in-32-variants/

 

Office PWAs installing without permission is a feature, not a bug ... kind of

Office PWAs appeared and made some people jump to the Control Panel to remove them.

https://www.windowscentral.com/office-pwas-installing-without-permission-feature-not-bug-kind

 

Windows GravityRAT malware now also targets Android, macOS

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/windows-gravityrat-malware-now-also-targets-android-macos/

 

How does Google’s monopoly hurt you? Try these searches.

Right under our noses, the Internet’s most-used website has been getting worse

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/10/19/google-search-results-monopoly/

 

Geekly Update - 15 October 2020

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_15_october_2020.html

 

7 Essential Ways to Secure Your Printer

You should secure your printer just like any other device in your home. Here are several ways to do that.

https://www.makeuseof.com/essential-ways-secure-printer/

 

Amazon, Microsoft Commit to New Linux Foundation Climate Finance Foundation

https://linuxinsider.com/story/amazon-microsoft-commit-to-new-linux-foundation-climate-finance-foundation-86867.html

 

Dr. Fauci made some startling revelations in this new ’60 Minutes’ interview

https://bgr.com/2020/10/19/coronavirus-update-fauci-interview-trump-60-minutes/

 

Microsoft Uses Trademark Law to Disrupt Trickbot Botnet

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

 

Can Evernote make a comeback?

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/evernote-cross-platform-note-taking-app-redesign-interview-130026972.html

 

Apple now sells a 20W USB-C power adapter for the reasonable price of $19

The company stopped including power adapters with iPhones, but at least it’s no longer price-gouging when you buy one.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3584426/apple-20w-usb-c-power-adapter-only-19-dollars.html

 

How to open firewall port on Windows 10

If you have an app getting blocked by the firewall, here are the steps to open the port through the Microsoft Defender Firewall on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/open-port-firewall-windows-10/

 

Google Is Making It Easy to Find Where and When You Can Vote

Search for terms like "early voting locations" or "ballot drop boxes near me" for more information.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-is-making-it-easy-to-find-where-and-when-you-can-vote

 

Latest Windows 10 update causing serious issues, including Blue Screen of Death

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/latest-windows-10-update-causing-serious-issues-including-blue-screen-of-death/760098/

 

SpaceX successfully launches 60 more Starlink satellites, bringing total delivered to orbit to more than 800

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/19/spacex-successfully-launches-60-more-starlink-satellites-bringing-total-delivered-to-orbit-to-more-than-800/

 

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

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

 

Google is testing a Tab Search feature in Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/18/google-is-testing-a-tab-search-feature-in-chrome/

 

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

 

Why the iPhone 11 is a better buy than the iPhone 12

Opinion: It's all too easy to be seduced by shiny new things

https://www.techradar.com/news/why-the-iphone-11-is-a-better-buy-than-the-iphone-12

 

Professor creates cybersecurity camp to inspire girls to choose STEM careers

Teaching via Zoom has had some unexpected benefits, college professor says, though robotics class is still a challenge. Her real passion is inspiring young women and girls to go into computer science.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/professor-creates-cybersecurity-camp-to-inspire-girls-to-choose-stem-careers/

 

How to scan a file manually with Microsoft Defender Antivirus on Windows 10

Do you have a suspicious file? If so, you can scan it for malware manually using Microsoft Defender Antivirus on Windows 10 – here are three ways to complete the task.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-scan-file-manually-microsoft-defender-antivirus-windows-10

 

Coinbase phishing hijacks Microsoft 365 accounts via OAuth app

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/coinbase-phishing-hijacks-microsoft-365-accounts-via-oauth-app/

 

Qualcomm announces photo verification tool

The new feature allows users to take a photo that has a digital signature to prove its provenance, including where and when the photo was taken.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/qualcomm-announces-photo-verification-tool-n1243550

 

What's in the latest Edge update? Rollbacks and new browser telemetry policies

Microsoft's Edge 86 includes a "rollback" function that lets IT admins restore an earlier version of the browser and gives the built-in PDF viewer support for document tables of content.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3586259/whats-in-the-latest-edge-update-rollbacks-and-new-browser-telemetry-policies.html

 

5 Ways Hackers Use Facebook to Steal From You

Wondering how hackers use Facebook to learn more about you and steal your data? Here's what you need to know.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ways-hackers-use-facebook-steal/

 

Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ and Galaxy A51 receive One UI 2.5 with October 2020 security patches

https://www.xda-developers.com/samsung-galaxy-s9-galaxy-a51-one-ui-2-5/

 

Leaker says iPhone 13 will have the awesome new feature Apple fans have wanted for years

https://bgr.com/2020/10/18/iphone-13-specs-leak-under-screen-touch-id/

 

Report: U.S. Cyber Command Behind Trickbot Tricks

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

 

Open source Intel manual helps turn your smartphone into a little robot on wheels

https://www.yahoo.com/news/open-source-intel-manual-helps-111654134.html

 

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

 

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/

 

How to Call Someone From Your Amazon Echo

You can make phone calls from an Echo device or the Alexa app, giving you hands-free options for calling family, friends, and other contacts.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-call-someone-from-your-amazon-echo

 

Shopping guide: Should you buy a laptop or a desktop?

https://www.komando.com/buying-guides/laptop-vs-desktop-comparison/757888/

 

We need universal digital ad transparency now

15 researchers propose a new standard for advertising disclosures

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/16/we-need-universal-digital-ad-transparency-now/

 

Disastrous Windows 10 update is reportedly breaking some PCs

Was only released on October 13

https://www.techradar.com/news/disastrous-windows-10-update-is-breaking-some-pcs

 

Microsoft Teams now lets you pack more people into your mobile meetings

Microsoft Teams continues to increase how many people you can view at once within calls and meetings.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-teams-now-lets-you-pack-more-people-your-mobile-meetings

 

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Lays The Smackdown On The Intel Core i5-10600K

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-ryzen-5-5600x-vs-intel-core-i5-10600k-benchmarks

 

Microsoft Bing Suffers a Huge User Data Leak

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

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

 

Dr. Fauci really wants to cancel Thanksgiving

https://bgr.com/2020/10/16/coronavirus-thanksgiving-update-fauci-canceled-too-risky/

 

What Can I Disable in Task Manager’s Startup Tab?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITKdLE6CT4c&feature=youtu.be&t=0s

 

What are Your Security Software Recommendations?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecRPfN7k0zw&feature=youtu.be&t=3s

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reMarkable 2 review: A ‘paper tablet’ that can replace notebooks

A tablet for paper lovers.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3583603/remarkable-2-review.html

 

Why Are Homes and Autos Still Built the Old Fashioned Way?

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Why-Are-Homes-and-Autos-Still-Built-the-Old-Fashioned-Way-86884.html

 

Infectious Disease Expert: The 'Darkest Of The Entire Pandemic' Has Yet To Come

https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/osterholm-pandemic-forecast-175004686.html

 

What Is MagSafe for iPhone 12, and What Can It Do?

https://www.howtogeek.com/695827/what-is-magsafe-for-iphone-12-and-what-can-it-do/

 

Microsoft makes it difficult to download Microsoft Edge with Firefox and Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/19/microsoft-makes-it-difficult-to-download-microsoft-edge-with-firefox-and-chrome/

 

Windows 10 Update causes error installing third-party drivers, warns Microsoft

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-update-causes-error-installing-third-party-drivers-warns-microsoft-103656/

 

Apple wants to make lidar a big deal on iPhone 12 Pro and beyond. What it is and why it matters

The new iPhone 12 Pro and 2020 iPad Pro have a new sensor that adds depth scanning for AR and could improve your photos, too.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/apple-wants-to-make-lidar-a-big-deal-on-iphone-12-pro-and-beyond-what-it-is-and-why-it-matters/

 

How to recover deleted files in Linux with testdisk

If you've had files deleted by a hacker or you've accidentally removed them, Jack Wallen shows you how to recover that missing data with a handy tool called testdisk.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-recover-deleted-files-in-linux-with-testdisk/

 

Why Am I Not Getting the Email Newsletter I Signed Up For? Three Steps to Improve the Situation

Over-aggressive spam filtering can cause email newsletters and other messages to fail to appear in your inbox. I'll look at why that is, and three steps you can take to improve the situation.

https://askleo.com/why_am_i_not_getting_the_email_i_signed_up_for/

 

How to Do More With Windows 10 Using PowerToys

PowerToys are a bunch of free utilities for Windows that can turn you into a power user. Let's see how to use the tools it offers.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-10-powertoys/

 

Don't believe the bad iPhone 12 benchmark scores just yet

It won't be a weak phone

https://www.techradar.com/news/dont-believe-the-bad-iphone-12-benchmark-scores-just-yet

 

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/

 

The Scrap Value of a Hacked PC, Revisited

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2012/10/the-scrap-value-of-a-hacked-pc-revisited/

 

Microsoft, Military Tackle Bonet Preceding Elections

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10825/microsoft-military-tackle-bonet-preceding-elections

 

Google Is Bucking Trends with the Pixel 5, and It's Awesome

https://gizmodo.com/google-is-bucking-trends-with-the-pixel-5-and-its-awes-1845386771

 

Google Says No Significant Election Influence Campaigns Targeting Its Users

https://www.securityweek.com/google-says-no-significant-election-influence-campaigns-targeting-its-users

 

In the workshop: soil moisture

https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/articles/in-the-workshop-soil-moisture

 

Clever uses for your Amazon Echo – and security steps you can’t skip

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/clever-uses-for-amazon-echo/759795/

 

How to Use an Amazon Echo as a Speaker for Your Television

Your Amazon Echo can act as another speaker for your television, Fire TV, or Fire TV Stick. Here’s how to set it up.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-use-an-amazon-echo-as-a-speaker-for-your-television

 

Apple touted 5G as one of the biggest features in its new iPhone 12 lineup. But here's why 5G shouldn't be the only reason you upgrade.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-touted-5g-one-biggest-124000134.html

 

How to Sort by Multiple Columns in Google Sheets

https://www.howtogeek.com/687875/how-to-sort-by-multiple-columns-in-google-sheets/

 

Opera adds sidebar Music Playback to Opera Browser for Spotify, Youtube and Apple

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/12/opera-adds-sidebar-music-playback-to-opera-browser-for-spotify-youtube-and-apple/

 

Microsoft Excel file size error ‘responsible’ for unreported Covid-19 cases in UK (wrong tool used and Excel has always had finite file size)

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

 

The best Wi-Fi routers in 2020: Nest, Asus, TP-Link and more

Your Wi-Fi router is the unsung hero holding your smart home together. From mesh to gaming to Wi-Fi 6, these are the best we've tested.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-wi-fi-routers-in-2020-nest-asus-tp-link-netgear-orbi/

 

How to use the Grow/Shrink animation to highlight one point at a time in PowerPoint

Drawing attention to individual talking points in a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation is easy with this simple Grow/Shrink animation.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-the-growshrink-animation-to-highlight-one-point-at-a-time-in-powerpoint/

 

“From” Spoofing: How Spammers Send Email that Looks Like It Came from You

"From" spoofing is how spammers send email that looks like it comes from you that you had nothing at all to do with. I'll look at how it's done.

https://askleo.com/from_spoofing_how_spammers_send_email_that_looks_like_it_came_from_you/

 

How to Right-Click and Middle-Click on Windows Touchpads

You can middle-click and right-click with a Windows touchpad if you know where the settings are.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/right-click-middle-click-windows-touchpad/

 

This popular PDF software needs to be updated ASAP

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-popular-pdf-software-needs-to-be-updated-asap

 

HOW TO SEE WHAT’S TAKING UP SPACE ON A HARD DRIVE ON WINDOWS 10

Windows 10 includes a tool to quickly analyze and find out how the hard drive space is being used to help understand where to begin deleting files to free up space.

https://pureinfotech.com/whats-taking-up-space-hard-drive-windows-10/

 

Tools for a Safer PC

https://krebsonsecurity.com/tools-for-a-safer-pc/

 

Yelp to Label 'Racist' Businesses Online

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

 

The Raspberry Pi 4 Compute Module Is a Mini Brain for Your DIY Projects

https://gizmodo.com/the-raspberry-pi-4-compute-module-is-a-mini-brain-for-y-1845411526

 

French Court Tries Russian for Multi-Million-Euro Cyberfraud

https://www.securityweek.com/french-court-tries-russian-multi-million-euro-cyberfraud

 

Raspberry Pi compute Module 4

https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/articles/raspberry-pi-compute-module-4

 

Free download to recover deleted photos, videos and documents

https://www.komando.com/downloads/recover-deleted-files-photorec/262465/

 

Are Productive Online Conversations Possible? Yes, And They're Crucial, This Expert Says

As large-scale gatherings are currently verboten, the founder and director of USC’s Institute for Digital Civic Culture explains how designing a more equitable civil society will depend on digital tools.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/are-productive-online-conversations-possible-yes-and-theyre-crucial-this

 

Samsung's Galaxy S21 phones might sport even larger camera bumps

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s21-s30-renders-leak-155525322.html

 

How to Disable Auto-Correct on iPhone and iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/693539/how-to-disable-auto-correct-on-iphone-and-ipad/

 

Microsoft Edge 86: here is what is new

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/11/microsoft-edge-86-here-is-what-is-new/

 

Yahoo Groups permanently shutting down on December 15, 2020

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/yahoo-groups-permanently-shutting-down-103650/

 

Buying iPhone 12? Go through this checklist on your old phone now

iPhone 12 preorders are live and if you're upgrading, you should take some time to get your current phone ready. Trust us, you'll thank yourself later.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/buying-iphone-12-go-through-this-checklist-on-your-old-phone-now/

 

A quick way to delete blank rows in Excel

Deleting blank rows in an Excel data range is easy with this technique, but watch out for unintended consequences.

https://tinyurl.com/y6qabccr

 

Why Is There So Much Spam?

Even though most of us might never fall for it, the reason there's so much spam is simple: spam works.

https://askleo.com/why_is_there_so_much_spam/

 

6 Default Windows Files and Folders You Should Never Touch

Here are several Windows files and folders you should always leave alone to avoid damaging your system.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/default-windows-files-folders/

 

As new Netflix movies stream in 4:3, is there hope yet for the abandoned aspect ratio?

Is 4:3 making a comeback?

https://www.techradar.com/news/as-new-netflix-movies-stream-in-43-is-there-hope-yet-for-the-abandoned-aspect-ratio

 

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/

 

The Value of a Hacked Email Account

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/06/the-value-of-a-hacked-email-account/

 

PSA: Verizon customers might need to change plans to use iPhone 12 with 5G

https://9to5mac.com/2020/10/16/how-to-get-5g-verizon-plan/

 

Gateway's Back With an Imperfect But Delightful Budget Gaming Laptop

https://gizmodo.com/gateways-back-with-an-imperfect-but-delightful-budget-g-1845288313

 

Dickey's Barbecue Pit Investigating Possible Breach Affecting 3M Payment Cards

https://www.securityweek.com/dickeys-barbecue-pit-investigating-possible-breach-affecting-3m-payment-cards

 

YouTube no longer lets you tap the seek bar to skip

It looks like it's an intended change to reduce accidental skips

https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/10/19/youtube-no-longer-lets-you-tap-the-seek-bar-to-skip/

 

Reader question: ‘Backing up my data online will take weeks! What do I do?’

https://www.komando.com/how-tos/reader-question-backing-up-my-data-online-will-take-weeks-what-do-i-do/759732/

 

iPhone 12 Screen Repairs Cost $279

Without AppleCare+, out of warranty battery replacements cost $69 and 'other damage' repairs cost $449+.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/iphone-12-screen-repairs-cost-279

 

Windows 10 is installing Office web apps without asking permission

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/windows-10-installing-forced-office-web-apps-154530942.html

 

How to Escape Spaces in File Paths on the Windows Command Line

https://www.howtogeek.com/694949/how-to-escape-spaces-in-file-paths-on-the-windows-command-line/

 

Shrink the Windows Taskbar, modify RGB levels, or hide Start and Show desktop buttons with TaskbarCustomizer

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/11/shrink-the-windows-taskbar-modify-rgb-levels-or-hide-start-and-show-desktop-buttons-with-taskbarcustomizer/

 

How to remove Map Network Drive and Disconnect Network Drive options from This PC

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-remove-map-network-drive-and-disconnect-network-drive-options-from-this-pc

 

Star Trek: Discovery is a wildly different show you should be watching

By jumping 930 years into the future, Discovery frees itself from the constraints of previous Star Trek series, making it a far more entertaining and unpredictable show.

https://www.cnet.com/news/star-trek-discovery-is-a-wildly-different-show-you-should-be-watching/

 

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

Learn how to use Apple's Privacy Report in Safari so you can see which websites attempted to track you on your iPhone or iPad.

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

 

Why Am I Getting Spam from Myself?

Getting spam from yourself? We all do. I'll look at why it happens; what little you can do about it; and something unlikely but important to check.

https://askleo.com/why_am_i_getting_spam_from_myself/

 

Got a Windows 10 Wi-Fi Problem? Here's How to Fix It

Windows 10 Wi-Fi is not working? Keep reading to learn how to fix some of the most common Wi-Fi problems on Windows 10.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fix-windows-10-wi-fi-problems/

 

We found the cheapest rugged smartphone that’s actually usable

4GB RAM, Android 9, 64GB onboard storage and an unbelievable price tag

https://www.techradar.com/news/we-found-the-cheapest-rugged-smartphone-thats-actually-usable

 

How to resize drive partition on Windows 10

Windows 10 includes at least four tools to resize a drive partition, and in this guide, you'll learn how to use them all to shrink or increase the size of partition on a hard drive.

https://pureinfotech.com/resize-partition-windows-10/

 

Amid an Embarrassment of Riches, Ransom Gangs Increasingly Outsource

https://krebsonsecurity.com/category/web-fraud-2-0/

 

Japan joins list of countries putting Apple under antitrust scrutiny

https://9to5mac.com/2020/10/19/antitrust-scrutiny-in-japan/#more-673751

 

The Scams to Watch Out for on Social Media

https://gizmodo.com/the-scams-to-watch-out-for-on-social-media-1845351463

 

Iran-Linked 'Silent Librarian' Back at Phishing Universities

https://www.securityweek.com/iran-linked-silent-librarian-back-phishing-universities

 

Pixel 5 owners report gaps between phone's display and frame

https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/10/19/pixel-5-owners-report-gaps-between-phones-display-and-frame/

 

Data breach alert: 3 million customer credit card details exposed

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/dickeys-barbecue-pit-breach/759978/

 

Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 Launches

Prices start at $25 and there's 32 variants available, an IO Board, and an Antenna Kit.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/raspberry-pi-compute-module-4-launches

 

Slack says it has resolved issues with its software that caused some users to experience issues

https://www.yahoo.com/news/slack-says-aware-users-experiencing-143645268.html

 

First Tor Browser Alpha for Android based on new Firefox is now available

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/10/first-tor-browser-alpha-for-android-based-on-new-firefox-is-now-available/

 

Bulk up your storage with this 3TB portable drive for $70

Target is selling the 3TB WD Elements portable external hard drive for $20 off.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3586113/bulk-up-your-storage-with-this-3tb-portable-drive-for-70.html

 

The Big Tech Regulation Rigamarole

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/The-Big-Tech-Regulation-Rigamarole-86881.html

 

Why Don't People Back Up? Reasons It's Harder Than It Should Be and Why You Need To Do It Anyway

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRAwi566_6c&feature=youtu.be&t=1s

 

How Do I Force Windows to Reinstall a Driver?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcV1wS3kU5Q&feature=youtu.be&t=43s

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Despite Our Litigious Opposition, You Keep Us Fact-Checking

Our legal opposition is persistent, but not as much as your support.

https://www.snopes.com/2020/10/16/despite-our-litigious-opposition-you-keep-us-fact-checking/

 

Create template files in GNOME

Make boilerplates so you can get started on a new document faster.

https://opensource.com/article/20/9/gnome-templates?sc_cid=7013a00000262ZtAAI

 

Why Your Edge Browser Installed Microsoft Office Without Asking

https://lifehacker.com/why-your-edge-browser-installed-microsoft-office-withou-1845373422

 

How to Use the seq Command on Linux

https://www.howtogeek.com/693549/how-to-use-the-seq-command-on-linux/

 

iPhone cameras just got a lot better, thanks to iOS 14. Here's what changed

Apple adds several significant tools and features to improve Night Mode, selfies and changing your photo's exposure.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/apple-ios-14-iphone-camera-just-got-a-lot-better-night-mode-selfies-what-changed/

 

Microsoft warns Android users about a new variant of MalLocker ransomware

Microsoft has been working to extend its endpoint protection capabilities to Android, courtesy of the company’s mobile threat defense capabilities. As part of Microsoft’s on-going efforts to provide organizations with tools that detect and respond to threats across domains and platforms, the company has discovered new Android ransomware.

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-detects-mallocker-ransomware-android-103635/

 

Keep the contents of two directories in sync with SyncFolders

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/09/keep-the-contents-of-two-directories-in-sync-with-syncfolders/

 

Barnes & Noble restores Nook services after notifying customers about cyberattack

Analysts point to specific clues from the company's response that show it may have been a ransomware attack.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/barnes-noble-restores-nook-services-after-notifying-customers-about-cyberattack/

 

Are You Asking Too Much of Your Computer?

It's very common for our usage and expectations of our computers to grow over time. Unfortunately, that means we'll eventually run into its limitations.

https://askleo.com/are-you-asking-too-much-of-your-computer/

 

How to Find Downloaded Files on Any Android Device

https://www.maketecheasier.com/find-downloaded-files-android/

 

Mac chips have another major security flaw

https://www.techradar.com/news/mac-chips-have-another-major-security-flaw

 

Are Credit Monitoring Services Worth It?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/03/are-credit-monitoring-services-worth-it/

 

8 Lightweight Linux Distros Ideal for Intel Atom Processor PCs

Don't let your Atom-powered laptop gather dust. Install a lightweight Linux distro and enjoy mobile computing once again!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-lightweight-linux-distros-ideal-intel-atom-processor-pc/

 

FancyZones Overview

https://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys/wiki/FancyZones-Overview

 

Is Windows the greatest cyberthreat to the 2020 US election?

With Election Day coming up fast, there’s evidence that Windows-based attacks could be imminent — or may have already started. Seeds of chaos being sown already?

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3585594/is-windows-the-greatest-cyberthreat-to-the-2020-us-election.html

 

Google Assistant’s Guest mode for Nest speakers will let you go incognito

Want to keep a chat with Google Assistant private? Just ask it to turn on Guest mode, coming soon to a Nest speaker near you.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3585269/google-assistant-guest-mode-for-nest-speakers-will-let-you-go-incognito.html?utm_date=20201018171132&huid=3fc3c8e9-c30f-4051-86e2-3f927b788b83

 

Emulators can turn your PC into a Mac, let you play games from any era, and more — here's what you should know about the potential benefits and risks of using one

https://www.yahoo.com/news/emulators-turn-pc-mac-let-210600314.html

 

The best password managers in 2020

The best password managers we've tested save you time while helping you stay safe online

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-password-managers,review-3785.html

 

Twitter Hack Analysis Drives Calls for Greater Security Regulation

New York's Department of Financial Services calls for more cybersecurity regulation at social media firms following the "jarringly easy" Twitter breach.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/twitter-hack-analysis-drives-calls-for-greater-security-regulation/d/d-id/1339193

 

These US Rural Areas Have the Highest (and Lowest) Internet Speeds

Boardman, OR tops the charts with an average internet speed of 103.8Mbps, while Hyden, KY has the lowest: a mere 4.2Mbps.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/these-us-rural-areas-have-the-highest-and-lowest-internet-speeds

 

5 common tech problems gone with these easy solutions

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/common-tech-problem-solutions/759803/

 

How to Fix Google Chrome Sign Out and Sync Bugs in Windows 10

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-fix-google-chrome-sign-out-and-sync-bugs-in-wind-1845372581

 

What 5G Means for Apple’s iPhone 12

https://www.howtogeek.com/695501/what-5g-means-for-the-apple-iphone-12/

 

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

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

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

 

Windows 10 hardware-accelerated AV1 video support launching this fall

In good news for Windows 10 users, Microsoft has confirmed the rollout of hardware-accelerated AV1 video codec support, which will benefit systems with the latest GPUs. Microsoft has observed a surge in video consumption, which it says is on par with the global traffic Internet.

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-hardware-accelerated-av1-video-support-103629/

 

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/

 

Windows 10: Microsoft's key new security feature helps to protect your information

Remote work makes protecting data on the PC a higher priority, while the Edge browser gets more control.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-microsofts-key-new-security-feature-helps-to-protect-your-information/

 

Resist Those Dancing Bunnies

Malware authors often make fantastic promises to get people to bypass their security software. It's important to remain skeptical, vigilant, and attentive.

https://askleo.com/resist-dancing-bunnies/

 

How to Share USB and Network Devices in VirtualBox

https://www.maketecheasier.com/share-usb-network-devices-virtualbox/

 

Planning to get an RTX 3080 someday? Get ready with these Prime Day PSU deals

The RTX 3080 is power-hungry. Feed it with a beefy PSU

https://www.techradar.com/news/planning-to-get-an-rtx-3080-someday-get-ready-with-these-prime-day-psu-deals

 

FEMA IT Specialist Charged in ID Theft, Tax Refund Fraud Conspiracy

https://krebsonsecurity.com/category/tax-refund-fraud/

 

8 Ways Ubuntu Has Changed and Improved Linux

Ubuntu catches flak these days, but since it launched, it has positively influenced Linux distributions and users worldwide.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ways-ubuntu-improved-linux/

 

PowerToys (the first listed is Experiment, the next if the latest stable version)

https://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys/releases/tag/v0.24.0-Experimental

 

How to block the Windows 10 October 2020 Update, version 20H2, from installing

The shiny new 20H2 Windows 10 feature update is almost here, but there’s no reason for you to be an unpaid beta tester. Here’s how to keep it off your system for now.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3232632/how-to-block-the-windows-10-october-2020-update-version-20h2-from-installing.html

 

iRobot Roomba i3+ review: A self-emptying robot vacuum for modest budgets

This mid-priced Roomba includes premium features like automatic dustbin emptying, intelligent mapping, voice control, and more.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3584422/irobot-roomba-i3-plus-review.html?utm_date=20201018171203&huid=3fc3c8e9-c30f-4051-86e2-3f927b788b83

 

What is an algorithm? How computers know what to do with data

https://www.yahoo.com/news/algorithm-computers-know-data-110034750.html

 

How to use your camera as a webcam

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

 

Barnes & Noble Warns Customers About Data Breach

Famed bookseller says non-financial data was exposed in a new attack.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/barnes-and-noble-warns-customers-about-data-breach/d/d-id/1339192

 

FCC Moves to 'Clarify' Law That Trump Wants to Change to Regulate Big Tech

The FCC action on Section 230 follows President Trump's all out effort in May to regulate US social media companies after Twitter decided to fact-check his tweets on mail-in voting.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/fcc-moves-to-clarify-law-that-trump-wants-to-change-to-regulate-big-tech

 

10 tech tricks you’re not using now but you should

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/pro-tech-tricks/759530/

 

Turn Your Pixel's Stand Charger Into a Smart Home Controller

https://lifehacker.com/turn-your-pixels-stand-charger-into-a-smart-home-contro-1845369312

 

How to Measure Your Blood Oxygen Levels with Your Apple Watch

https://www.howtogeek.com/695348/how-to-measure-your-blood-oxygen-levels-with-your-apple-watch/

 

Why iPhone 12's 5G speed will probably be disappointing for many Apple fans

Commentary: The biggest feature on the next iPhone is something being built by its carrier partners. That's foreign territory for Apple.

https://www.cnet.com/news/5g-cellular-connectivity-speed-on-iphone-12-might-be-disappointing-many-apple-users/

 

Chrome is to Google what TikTok is to ByteDance? Chrome to suffer forced departure: Report

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/chrome-to-suffer-forced-departure-report-103613/

 

Save tabs for later with the Reading List extension for Firefox

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/08/save-tabs-for-later-with-the-reading-list-extension-for-firefox/

 

How to use Back Tap to trigger specific actions on your iPhone

By tapping the back of your iPhone two or three times, you can launch different actions and commands when running iOS 14 or higher.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-back-tap-to-trigger-specific-actions-on-your-iphone/

 

Fix Printer Problems with an Uninstall and Reinstall in Windows 10

"Reformat and reinstall" just your printer, and you may find that things start working again. It's a safe and easy first step to fixing printer issues.

https://askleo.com/fix-printer-problems/

 

6 of the Best Document Scanner Apps for iOS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-document-scanner-apps-ios/

 

FBI issues stark warning about work-from-hotel trends

Network security in hotels is often flimsy

https://www.techradar.com/news/fbi-issues-stark-warning-about-work-from-hotel-trends

 

Peek Inside a Professional Carding Shop

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/06/peek-inside-a-professional-carding-shop/

 

The 8 Most Common Tricks Used to Hack Passwords

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

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

 

Windows 10 PowerToys: A cheat sheet

Users are always searching for ways to make their computing lives better--the Windows 10 PowerToys are made specifically for this purpose.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-powertoys-a-cheat-sheet/

 

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

 

Zvox AccuVoice AV157 TV Speaker review: It's like a hearing aid you plug your TV into

TV viewers with impaired hearing will appreciate this speaker’s knack for emphasizing dialog.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3584922/zvox-accuvoice-av157-review.html?utm_date=20201018171219&huid=3fc3c8e9-c30f-4051-86e2-3f927b788b83

 

Google Assistant's driving mode for Android is nearly ready, one year later

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-assistant-driving-mode-215249421.html

 

How to change your Zoom background

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/how-to-change-your-zoom-background

 

Microsoft Office 365 Accounts a Big Target for Attackers

Just as they did with PowerShell for Windows, threat actors are abusing native O365 capabilities for lateral movement, command-and-control communication, and other malicious activity.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/microsoft-office-365-accounts-a-big-target-for-attackers/d/d-id/1339186

 

Google Meet for Glass Lets You Share What You're Seeing With Coworkers

Glass for Meet lets you sport Google's high-tech specs in a video chat, but participants will see what you see rather than your face.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-meet-for-glass-lets-you-share-what-youre-seeing-with-coworkers

 

How to secure all the new tech you bought on Prime Day

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/how-to-secure-new-tech/694309/

 

Boost Your Productivity by Turning Off App Notifications

https://lifehacker.com/boost-your-productivity-by-turning-off-app-notification-1845361939

 

How to Hide the App List in Windows 10’s Start Menu

https://www.howtogeek.com/694705/how-to-hide-the-app-list-in-windows-10s-start-menu/

 

Best Mac VPN of 2020

These VPN services are flexible, fast and secure for use with Apple's MacOS.

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

 

Microsoft Edge can now import Pinterest pins to collections and vice versa

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-edge-can-now-import-pinterest-pins-to-collections-103605/

 

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

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/07/copy-folders-using-advanced-options-with-copy-mastro/

 

Google announces Meet for Glass to boost hands-free collaboration from afar

The system merges remote communication capabilities with Google's wearable tech to enhance workers across industries.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/google-announces-meet-for-glass-to-boost-hands-free-collaboration-from-afar/

 

How Do I Force Windows to Reinstall a Driver?

Sometimes fixing a pesky problem with a hardware device is as simple as forcing Windows to reinstall a driver. I'll show you how.

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_force_windows_to_reinstall_a_driver/

 

Google Adds More AI to Search to Be More Helpful

https://www.maketecheasier.com/google-adds-more-ai-search-more-helpful/

 

Naughty Microsoft: Edge gets caught installing Office web apps without asking

Reportedly happening to testers using preview builds of Windows 10

https://www.techradar.com/news/naughty-microsoft-edge-gets-caught-installing-office-web-apps-without-asking

 

Crooks Hijack Retirement Funds Via SSA Portal

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/09/crooks-hijack-retirement-funds-via-ssa-portal/

 

The 5 Best DNS Servers for Improved Online Safety

Changing your DNS provider can help protect your PC against online threats. These DNS servers are among the safest and most secure.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-dns-providers-security/

 

[Software Update] Microsoft PowerToys 0.23.2 Now Available for Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/download-official-microsoft-powertoys-for-windows-10/

 

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

 

Best smart plugs: These gadgets will turn any electrical outlet into a smart socket

Here’s an easy and inexpensive way to control the lamps and small appliances in your smart home. There are dozens to choose from; we’ll help you find the right one.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3318241/best-smart-plugs.html?utm_date=20201018171327&huid=3fc3c8e9-c30f-4051-86e2-3f927b788b83

 

How did Intel lose its Silicon Valley crown?

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/06e63de6-5edc-3149-8386-f57b1d92fea0/how-did-intel-lose-its.html

 

How to upgrade to Windows 10 for free

Microsoft ended support for Windows 7 on Jan. 14, 2020. Here's how to upgrade to Windows 10 for free.

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/upgrade-windows-10-free

 

Zoom Announces Rollout of End-to-End Encryption

Phase 1 removes Zoom servers from the key generation and distribution processes.

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/zoom-announces-rollout-of-end-to-end-encryption/d/d-id/1339185

 

App Clips: How to Use iPhone Apps Without Downloading Them

With iOS 14, Apple's App Clips lets you tap into an app's functionality without fully downloading it to your iPhone. We tried it out with Panera Bread; here's how it works.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/app-clips-ios14-how-to-use-iphone-apps-without-downloading-them

 

Tech how-to: Tips and tricks to get more out of Google Chat

https://www.komando.com/news/google-chat-tricks/759877/

 

Adjust These Settings on the New Windows 10 20H2 Update

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

 

Chinese hackers impersonated McAfee to attack election campaign staffers

Google also warned of a sharp spike in denial of service attacks.

https://www.engadget.com/china-apt-31-impersonated-mcafee-in-election-attack-175247625.html

 

Beware COVID-19 Charity Fraudsters, Warns the FBI

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/beware-covid-19-charity-fraudsters-warns-the-fbi-24328.html

 

Do Cats Sit on Laptops To Be Closer to You?

It's no secret that cats love sitting on your laptop, but the reason remains a mystery.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/cats-sit-on-laptops/

 

Remove Malware from Windows 10 in 2020 - 7 Steps to Recovery

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXrPPra-yBU&feature=youtu.be&t=5s

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