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Microsoft Internet Explorer users may be surprised when they get redirected to Edge next month

Big sites like YouTube and Twitter will launch Edge even if you open them in IE

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/27/21537274/microsoft-internet-explorer-force-open-edge-website

 

There's One Big Problem With the New iPhone, Users Say

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/theres-one-big-problem-iphone-162830550.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

Windows 10 gets update KB4577586 to remove Adobe Flash Player

Microsoft makes available the update KB4577586 to completely remove Adobe Flash Player from Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/kb4577586-windows-10-remove-adobe-flash-player/

 

Fun With Chrome (and Edge) - Tips and Tricks (and other browser-based on Chromeium)

https://askbobrankin.com/fun_with_chrome_and_edge_tips_and_tricks.html

 

Reolink RLC-410 review: This affordable home security camera punches above its weight

A budget-friendly security camera for your home.

https://www.windowscentral.com/reolink-rlc-410-review

 

Mozilla slows Firefox 82 update due to printing issues, crashes

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/mozilla-slows-firefox-82-update-due-to-printing-issues-crashes/

 

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/

 

Intel confirms 'Rocket Lake' desktop chips will offer double-digit performance improvements

With Intel's 7nm manufacturing problems, Intel's Rocket Lake could be the Intel chip you'll be building a desktop PC around.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3584694/intel-confirms-rocket-lake-desktop-chips-will-offer-double-digit-performance-improvements.html

 

Mozilla Firefox 82.0.1 is out with stability fixes

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/28/mozilla-firefox-82-0-1-is-out-with-stability-fixes/

 

This is the cheapest 4K laptop right now, by a mile

Chuwi's AeroBook Plus provides glorious 4K, so long as you're not a gamer

https://www.techradar.com/news/heres-the-cheapest-4k-laptop-right-now-but-you-wont-probably-know-its-maker

 

Cybercriminals Aim BEC Attacks at Education Industry

Heightened vulnerability comes at a time when the sector has been focusing on setting up a remote workforce and online learning amid the pandemic.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/cybercriminals-aim-bec-attacks-at-education-industry/d/d-id/1339319

 

How to Enable running Microsoft Edge (Edge HTML) and Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based) side-by-side in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/144061-enable-microsoft-edge-side-side-browser-experience-windows-10-a.html?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=e5326be566baa06dbae9608bddb40cab4604a98c-1603816183-0-Abflxg2VnEJjUELH9lysE07rff382IRmikM74JbXIE-3-maSI5k3DS0_ADKSsYKRrBmkBpkJjCI_TVieFK6MSZsrFYkjLRlPXcUB6x9aJAsPkxWUWRxd3m7gfDffjIruUMEEpUqUdsohgIQdGO2tb-UXiiVliMTlRD4jp229xlvMVPrpBLoRvU7ebqNi3JN7XcRksTFPO8tNwvNjX2aLyMo7t-CMzeotoHjFgvpaMPWHM0otU7GVJe-tbMYWrS3508Cfzi3S44tljRIkrMzq_2MOxbR6sjtRMqArzQECBCetkFWQYdsK_sXhG16Q3fZJ7eHonkv6zI2EDsLuPZo851HdZSjbE-1zteUblCXiTr15ujkkg8c3b6OIwld8ouvNrA

 

U.S. voter info has always been public — but now it's getting weaponized

An Iran-based intimidation effort offered a stark reminder that voting in the U.S. comes with a strong chance that your personal information is shared online.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/u-s-voter-info-has-always-been-public-now-it-n1244901

 

Avast Free Antivirus named “Best Consumer Anti-Malware” (but it can still be improved to do better still for free)

https://blog.avast.com/avast-earns-best-consumer-anti-malware-award-avast

 

Twitter revenue rises 14%, but user growth fails to impress

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/29/twitter-revenue-rises-14-but-user-growth-fails-to-impress/

 

AMD’s new Radeon RX 6800 XT promises to go head to head with Nvidia’s RTX 3080

AMD is going up against Nvidia with three new GPUs

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/28/21538010/amd-radeon-rx-6800-xt-specs-release-date-price-big-navi-gpu-graphics

 

How To Check If Someone Is Using Your WiFi

https://www.techjunkie.com/check-someone-using-wifi/

 

Scammers taking advantage of vaccine hopes with fake COVID-19 studies

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/fake-covid-19-studies/761683/

 

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides Will Now Open Microsoft Office Files in Editing Mode

Until now, Office files opened in Preview mode and users had to either switch to editing mode or download the file.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-docs-sheets-and-slides-will-now-open-microsoft-office-files-in-editing

 

Apple is warning iPhone 12 users of potential issues they may have with the new MagSafe charger, including damage to their iPhone case

https://news.yahoo.com/apple-warning-iphone-12-users-210138025.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

WINDOWS 10 20H2 KNOWN ISSUES BLOCKING INSTALLATION

Microsoft lists 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/

 

Who Is Watching When You Use the Internet?

https://askbobrankin.com/who_is_watching_when_you_use_the_internet.html

 

Best Webcam Software for Windows 10 in 2020

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-webcam-software-windows-10

 

Microsoft shares fix for broken Windows 10 'Reset this PC' feature

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-shares-fix-for-broken-windows-10-reset-this-pc-feature/

 

The 6 Major VPN Protocols Explained

OpenVPN, SSTP, L2TP: what do they all mean? Here are the major VPN protocols explained so you can choose the best one for your privacy needs.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/major-vpn-protocols-explained/

 

Excel expands connected data types as it evolves into a real-time data tracker

Microsoft continues to take the Excel spreadsheet into the "third dimension" by putting vast amounts of live data into a single spreadsheet cell via data types.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3586625/excel-expands-connected-data-types-as-it-evolves-into-a-real-time-data-tracker.html

 

Search for files, folders, run programs, commands, web searches from your desktop with Flow Launcher

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/27/search-for-files-folders-run-programs-commands-web-searches-from-your-desktop-with-flow-launcher/

 

These are the nastiest cyber threats this Halloween

Emotet tops Webroot's nastiest malware list for the third year in a row

https://www.techradar.com/news/these-are-the-nastiest-cyber-threats-this-halloween

 

How to Increase Voter Turnout & Reduce Fraud

Digital identity verification has advanced, both technologically and legislatively. Is it the answer to simpler, safer voting?

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/how-to-increase-voter-turnout-and-reduce-fraud/a/d-id/1339235

 

How to Automatically Create System Restore Point on Schedule in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/64869-automatically-create-system-restore-point-schedule-windows-10-a.html

 

Trump admin dismantles 'firewall' for editorial independence at U.S.-funded media outlets

Lawmakers and press freedom groups fear the administration is trying to turn the U.S.-funded news outlets into partisan mouthpieces.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-admin-dismantles-firewall-editorial-independence-u-s-funded-media-n1244885

 

Your kids know more about the internet than you do

https://blog.avast.com/guide-your-digital-native-children-with-tech-avast

 

Google tests a helpful app comparison feature on Google Play

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/29/google-tests-a-helpful-app-comparison-feature-on-google-play/

 

This water-powered shower head speaker could sing backup for your morning routine

A hydroelectric solution for your shower audio woes

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2020/10/28/21524149/shower-power-speaker-water-bluetooth-ampere-showerhead

 

How To See Recently Deleted Apps On Android

https://www.techjunkie.com/see-recently-deleted-apps-android/

 

Warning: Phony ‘violation’ email from Facebook spreading

https://www.komando.com/social-media/facebook-copyright-scam/761682/

 

Lawsuit Reminds Us We Don't Own Content Purchased on Amazon Prime Video

Any digital content purchased through Amazon 'may become unavailable' at any time.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/lawsuit-reminds-us-we-dont-own-content-purchased-on-amazon-prime-video

 

Starlink's satellite-internet public beta costs $600 up front, SpaceX says — and some users are dropping even more for better equipment

https://www.yahoo.com/news/starlinks-internet-satellite-public-beta-182947432.html

 

Windows 10 20H2: hands-on video review with new features

VIDEO: Windows 10 20H2 (October 2020 Update) is available starting October 20, 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 Biggest Data Breaches (here’s what you need to know, and do)

https://askbobrankin.com/the_biggest_data_breaches_heres_what_you_need_to_know_and_do.html

 

How to fix problems with Windows 10 Reset this PC feature

Are you having problems resetting your PC to default settings? If so, you're not alone, since it's a confirmed problem with Windows 10 version 2004 – here's the workaround.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-fix-failure-reset-pc-windows-10

 

Microsoft driver update change may break Windows 10 plug-and-play

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-driver-update-change-may-break-windows-10-plug-and-play/

 

5 Reasons Why Home and Remote Workers Should Use a VPN

Secure VPNs are key for online privacy when working remotely. Here's why you should be using a VPN to work from home.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reasons-use-vpn-remote-workers/

 

Why Microsoft has blocked hundreds of sites in Internet Explorer

Microsoft is "encouraging” users to abandon Microsoft’s legacy browser and adopt Edge instead.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3586623/why-microsoft-has-blocked-hundreds-of-sites-in-internet-explorer.html

 

Google is still trying to get notification abuse under control in Google Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/27/google-is-still-trying-to-get-notification-abuse-under-control-in-google-chrome/

 

Samsung launches device-locating feature to rival Apple's iPhone-finding Find My perk

Find your Samsung S20 using 'SmartThings Find'

https://www.techradar.com/news/samsung-launches-app-to-locate-lost-galaxy-devices

 

US Government Issues Warning on Kimsuky APT Group

The joint alert, from CISA, the FBI, and others, describes activities from the North Korean advanced persistent threat group.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/us-government-issues-warning-on-kimsuky-apt-group/d/d-id/1339310

 

How to Set Up Windows Backup in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/75517-setup-windows-backup-windows-10-a.html

 

Save 32% on this 250-watt portable generator

Charge all your stuff during emergencies and while camping. The Rockpals 250-watt portable generator is only $170 on Amazon after a big price cut and $20 coupon.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3587340/save-32-on-this-250-watt-portable-generator.html

 

Data exfiltration via IPv6

https://blog.avast.com/data-exfiltration-via-ipv6-avast

 

SiFive’s new PC is bringing open-source computing closer to reality

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/29/sifives-new-pc-is-bringing-open-source-computing-closer-to-reality/

 

Apple’s iPhone 12 seems to have a secret reverse wireless charging feature

Could be used to charge future AirPods or Apple’s long rumored “AirTags” trackers

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/28/21537855/iphone-12-mini-pro-max-reverse-wireless-charging-fcc-filings-hidden

 

What App Do You Need To Use Chromecast With Android?

https://www.techjunkie.com/chromecast-app-android/

 

Tech how-to: 5 useful tricks to try with iPhone’s Shortcuts app

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/shortcuts-app-tricks/761228/

 

Hackers Are Targeting Hundreds of Hospitals With Ransomware, Experts Warn

Two security firms, Hold Security and FireEye’s Mandiant, say a hacking group is deliberately trying to infect hundreds of hospitals with the Ryuk ransomware strain.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/hackers-spotted-targeting-hundreds-of-hospitals-with-ransomware-experts

 

T-Mobile Unveils ‘TVision’ Skinny Pay-TV Bundles Starting at $10 per Month in New Play for Cord-Cutters

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/t-mobile-unveils-skinny-pay-154227093.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/

 

Do You Have Tech Support Rage?

https://askbobrankin.com/do_you_have_tech_support_rage.html

 

Microsoft plans big Windows 10 UI refresh in 2021 codenamed 'Sun Valley'

Microsoft wants to 'reinvigorate' the Windows 10 user interface next year.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-sun-valley-ui-october-2021-update

 

Maze ransomware is shutting down its cybercrime operation

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/maze-ransomware-is-shutting-down-its-cybercrime-operation/

 

How to Check Amazon Seller Feedback and Not Get Scammed

You should always check seller feedback before buying on Amazon! Here's how to check seller feedback on Amazon and not get scammed.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/check-amazon-seller-feedback-avoid-scams/

 

Google will open Office documents in editing mode, a boon for Chromebooks

Google has just made it easier to switch between Google and Office documents with one small change.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3587788/google-will-open-office-documents-in-editing-mode-a-boon-for-chromebooks.html

 

Firefox: display the bookmarks toolbar only on the New Tab Page

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/27/firefox-display-the-bookmarks-toolbar-only-on-the-new-tab-page/

 

Microsoft makes disposable emails available for all

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-makes-disposable-emails-available-for-all

 

Is Your Encryption Ready for Quantum Threats?

Answers to these five questions will help security teams defend against attackers in the post-quantum computing era.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/is-your-encryption-ready-for-quantum-threats-/a/d-id/1339179

 

How to See Startup Impact of Startup Apps in Windows 8 and Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/84383-see-startup-impact-apps-windows-8-windows-10-a.html

 

T-Mobile's new streaming TV bundle makes a lot of sense

Don't call it disruptive, but TVision by T-Mobile is a meaningful attempt to make live TV more flexible.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3587596/t-mobiles-new-streaming-tv-bundle-makes-a-lot-of-sense.html

 

Your data is for sale from election data brokers

https://blog.avast.com/protect-yourself-against-election-data-brokers-avast

 

Honeywell announces its H1 quantum computer with 10 qubits

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/29/honeywell-announces-its-h1-quantum-computer-with-10-qubits/

 

Microsoft Teams usage jumps 50 percent to 115 million daily active users

The pandemic is driving people towards Microsoft’s services

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/27/21537286/microsoft-teams-115-million-daily-active-users-stats

 

How To WHOIS From A Windows Command Prompt

https://www.techjunkie.com/whois-windows-command-prompt/

 

Zoom’s end-to-end encryption is here – but there’s a catch

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/zoom-end-to-end-encryption/761314/

 

Verizon Launches Yahoo-Branded Smartphone for $50

The product is part of Verizon's Yahoo mobile phone plan, which launched in March. Although affordable, the $50 product is also a re-skinned ZTE phone that features low-end specs.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/verizon-launches-yahoo-branded-smartphone-for-50

 

Lenovo's Chromebook Duet with 128GB of storage falls to $249

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/lenovo-chromebook-duet-deal-249-best-buy-203912840.html

 

How to Fix HDMI No Sound after Connecting Computer to Monitor and TV

(don't dismiss this one, bookmark it. I had a relations PC stop working with no sound, didn't know how perverse this issue was, the second solution fixed it without any trouble)

https://www.drivereasy.com/knowledge/fix-hdmi-monitor-has-no-sound-after-windows-10-upgrade/

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iOS 14 beta bug is driving iPhone and iPad users insane

https://bgr.com/2020/10/30/ios-14-beta-update-bug-fix/

 

Zoom’s end-to-end encryption has arrived

Available now for Mac, PC, iOS, and Android

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/27/21535818/zoom-end-to-end-encryption-e2ee-security-privacy-video-conferencing

 

The F(x)tec Pro1-X is a nerdy phone for nerdy people

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/fxtec-pro1-x-xda-193834331.html

 

WINDOWS 10 20H2: TOP 7 NEW FEATURES

Windows 10 20H2 is now rolling out to devices, and these are the best new features available in this release.

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

 

How to block YouTube on your children’s school devices

https://blog.avast.com/block-youtube-on-school-devices-avast

 

Google Chrome now blocks site notifications with abusive content

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-chrome-now-blocks-site-notifications-with-abusive-content/

 

Still Using Microsoft Office… Why?

https://askbobrankin.com/still_using_microsoft_office_why.html

 

Microsoft plans big Windows 10 UI refresh in 2021 codenamed 'Sun Valley'

Microsoft wants to 'reinvigorate' the Windows 10 user interface next year.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-sun-valley-ui-october-2021-update

 

ScreenTemperature is an open source tool that can help reduce eye strain by lowering the color temperature of your monitor

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/26/screentemperature-is-an-open-source-tool-that-can-help-reduce-eye-strain-by-lowering-the-color-temperature-of-your-monitor/

 

How to See Photos from Android Phone in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/119908-see-photos-android-phone-your-phone-app-windows-10-pc.html?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=d4bb43759a44a54eb3c392fe5e77777dc7df8700-1604111422-0-AQg24kFv0O9jasGLbRFiq5YoLGXM2ULBkFkdwjVMmItb11_x5ZTNiyCZuBtgpJ6fT8vgtivgM_5tNpq0FmgDrwwbUdpjycy--Sn2vV0aTUR4a4uCNZejlvpmwsZ6T_tC5LjLPFa5PcFU6GO3Adofw5ffFw94Y88K4g4mzm_CBhb-UdMLgetfoKJxRg3_WJU2f-HZr-B7LwYMho6P6PH8uNNi4DZKzybBK4jCnOVSo7-HSX8Euhff9cEUbMovEFewHe2abiAKjyRKvnr7dEsj24t6ssUNVTSV3zdpVlEZdV1j15C-U86ENnDmot4OliHN5FiUiFrmRFK-wNbH6wQOblLddsMInWQjE3fOyWO0te7FopAPbBTsIzM1f0Odd3013g

 

Microsoft Teams Users Become a Target for Phishing

If you use Microsoft Teams a lot, keep your eyes peeled for this nasty trick.

https://www.makeuseof.com/microsoft-teams-users-become-target-phishing/

 

Social Media Companies Top Data Grabber List

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Social-Media-Companies-Top-Data-Grabber-List-86897.html

 

Audio Design Desk review: Make impressive video soundtracks without breaking your budget

Whether for social media videos, independent feature films, or anything in-between, Audio Design Desk makes it fast, easy, and fun to build an impressive soundtrack.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3586839/audio-design-desk-review.html

 

iPhone 12: How to manually manage 5G to optimize for speed or battery life

https://9to5mac.com/2020/10/23/turn-5g-on-off-iphone-12/

 

T-Mobile expands into live internet TV with new TVision streaming service

Including a new $10-per-month option

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/27/21535264/tmobile-tvision-live-internet-tv-streaming-service-price

 

Facebook launches cloud games but says Apple won’t allow it on iOS

The exclusion of Apple devices from Facebook cloud gaming is the latest shot fired in a long-running feud between the companies.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/video-games/facebook-launches-cloud-games-says-apple-wont-allow-ios-rcna162

 

Don’t fall for these scare tactics that try to keep you from voting

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/election-scare-tactics/762068/

 

SpaceX Now Sending Starlink Beta Test Invites: Here's How Much It Costs

A few lucky Reddit users report receiving email invites for Starlink, the much-anticipated satellite internet service from SpaceX. But it will be pricey.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/spacex-now-sending-starlink-beta-test-invites-heres-how-much-it-costs

 

AfterShokz OpenComm is a bone conduction headset for the Zoom generation

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/aftershokz-opencomm-bone-conduction-headset-zoom-generation-170029839.html

 

How to enable startup boost on Microsoft Edge

Startup boost runs essential processes in the background to help open Microsoft Edge faster, and here's how you can enable or disable the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-startup-boost-microsoft-edge/

 

Another 21 malware apps found on Google Play

https://blog.avast.com/new-malware-apps-on-google-play-avast

 

QNAP warns of Windows Zerologon flaw affecting some NAS devices

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/qnap-warns-of-windows-zerologon-flaw-affecting-some-nas-devices/

 

Moving Your Files To A New PC

https://askbobrankin.com/moving_your_files_to_a_new_pc.html

 

How to use VLOOKUP in Microsoft Excel

If you work with a large dataset or usually query the same data in an Excel table, then you should use the VLOOKUP function to make your life easier – here's how.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-vlookup-function-excel-office

 

Firefox 83 gets vastly improved pinch to zoom functionality

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/25/firefox-83-gets-vastly-improved-pinch-to-zoom-functionality/

 

How to Backup and Restore Everything in Microsoft Edge in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/159004-how-backup-restore-everything-microsoft-edge-windows.html

 

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

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

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

 

A Vision of the Future From Dell World

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/A-Vision-of-the-Future-From-Dell-World-86895.html

 

Apple reportedly plans to launch new AirPods models, possible third HomePod speaker

Sounds like Apple has new earbuds on the way.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3587391/apple-reportedly-plans-to-launch-new-airpods-models-possible-third-homepod-speaker.html

 

iPhone 12: How to shoot Night mode selfies with the front-facing TrueDepth camera

https://9to5mac.com/2020/10/27/take-night-mode-selfies-iphone-12/

 

Amazon’s Fire tablets are getting new smart home controls

When touch is better than voice

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/27/21536332/amazon-fire-7-hd-8-10-smart-home-device-dashboard-alexa

 

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

 

5 clever ways to use those old USB drives you have lying around

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/clever-ways-to-use-usb-drives/761255/

 

T-Factory Is a Store Without Staff Selling Smartphones Using Facial Recognition

Buy a phone, receive AI-based consulting, and enjoy VR and AR experiences 24-hours a day.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/t-factory-is-a-store-without-staff-selling-smartphones-using-facial-recognition

 

Zoom starts rolling out end-to-end encryption

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/zoom-end-to-end-encryption-rollout-183517995.html

 

Windows 10 gets update KB4577586 to remove Adobe Flash Player

Microsoft makes available the update KB4577586 to completely remove Adobe Flash Player from Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/kb4577586-windows-10-remove-adobe-flash-player/

 

Attackers target distance learning systems

https://blog.avast.com/hackers-target-distance-learning-systems-avast

 

Windows 10 20H2 adds faster malware detection to security baseline

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/windows-10-20h2-adds-faster-malware-detection-to-security-baseline/

 

Safe Mode: Your Windows 10 Bomb Shelter

https://askbobrankin.com/safe_mode_your_windows_10_bomb_shelter.html

 

New scenes are on the way for Microsoft Teams Together mode

Teams will have new scenes to make people appear as if they were together.

https://www.windowscentral.com/new-scenes-are-way-microsoft-teams-together-mode

 

View your computer's hardware and software details, generate a HTML report with HiBit System Information

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/25/get-a-report-of-your-computers-hardware-and-software-with-hibit-system-information/

 

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

 

10 Easy Ways to Tune Up Your Mac for Best Performance

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

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

 

The Trials and Tribulations of Paying Ransomware Hackers

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

 

How to manage the Bluetooth headphone connection dance among devices

You can pair with several devices, but have to manage connecting and disconnecting with most Bluetooth headphones.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3584941/how-to-manage-bluetooth-headphone-connections-iphone-mac.html

 

Apple Music 3.4 for Android brings iOS 14 themed redesign, autoplay [Gallery]

https://9to5google.com/2020/10/27/apple-music-3-4-android-ios-14-redesign-autoplay/

 

UK to ban sale of carrier-locked phones from December 2021

Regulator Ofcom is banning the practice starting in December 2021

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/27/21535957/uk-ofcom-locked-carrier-phone-ban-ee-vodafone-tesco-mobile

 

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-n1244309

 

Whoops! Social networking app that promises privacy exposed private messages

https://www.komando.com/social-media/privacy-centric-true-breached/762033/

 

Google Commits to Plastic-Free Packaging

Google also set the goal of using recycled or renewable material in at least 50 percent of all plastic used across hardware products by 2025.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-commits-to-plastic-free-packaging

 

Apple acknowledges AirPods Pro issues, will replace those that crackle and rattle

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-acknowledges-airpods-pro-issues-234254129.html

 

Windows 10 20H2: hands-on video review with new features

VIDEO: Windows 10 20H2 (October 2020 Update) is available starting October 20, 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/

 

Are you having the right conversations about online safety with your kids?

https://blog.avast.com/talking-online-safety-with-kids-avast

 

LockBit ransomware moves quietly on the network, strikes fast

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/lockbit-ransomware-moves-quietly-on-the-network-strikes-fast/

 

Geekly Update - 30 October 2020

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_30_october_2020.html

 

How to install the Windows Package Manager preview

Microsoft is developing its own Linux-style package manager to make installing software much quicker. Here's how you can install it yourself right now.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-install-windows-package-manager-preview

 

Image Editor Paint.net 4.2.14 update introduces full AVIF support and performance improvements

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/25/image-editor-paint-net-4-2-14-update-introduces-full-av1-support-and-performance-improvements/

 

How to Reset Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/166674-how-reset-sync-microsoft-edge-chromium.html?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=a622b0ecd3c230f7c2adb7ef34d3d16adc0b66b8-1603897545-0-ATB9hj9pQx4-7-Eq3ZG1VE2zT-yLIwFnX00QFFC3My5wFvTbh2DJ9BIimIVFclb-MlPjpiyB4lTZYF6o4dU_ZZo3IX8saDXNMO-oPkZWJ5IdNfvtYqszbVvsYfM4cgZXr2TWxq-yOksy6908A0u4SCi6V63eXPOpl3LFJ34cjiZe0LUyqJg_I73udG8x49BMEcIveu-SzciHa95e51aXOIyTl4EXJtY7pS8VzgZu8k-xJfCBQsysL5rYUWIjWq4UW1bb5M8Onvah2LKhq3x0gY_GnbNgZr1cn6lvY2-UKZLSXozK6jYGaYB87kyWkyVUQz7NFkE9sdELT8LL8gw_q5RDr8YHlrG0qsw7l5KDR1sM

 

How to Use Plex Live TV to Watch Free TV

You can stream dozens of live TV channels for free through Plex; you don't even need a Plex server to get started.

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-use-plex-live-tv/

 

Open Source Defies Conflicts of Interest: Red Hat Tells All

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Open-Source-Defies-Conflicts-of-Interest-Red-Hat-Tells-All-86892.html

 

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

 

New report highlights the ‘eroding’ relationship between Apple and Foxconn

https://9to5mac.com/2020/10/27/apple-foxconn-details/#more-675460

 

Mophie’s new wirelessly charging battery pack clips onto the back of your phone

A MagSafe alternative

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2020/10/27/21536837/mophie-juice-pack-connect-wireless-battery-qi-charging

 

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

 

4 online shopping gotchas you need to know about to protect your wallet

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/online-shopping-gotchas/761892/

 

Google Fi Doesn't Support 5G on iPhone 12 Yet

Google is working to resolve the problem, but hasn't said when 5G will be available.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-fi-doesnt-support-5g-on-iphone-12-yet

 

Microsoft Will No Longer Let You Surf the Web This Way

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/microsoft-no-longer-let-surf-170452749.html

 

Report: Don’t expect a charger or earphones in the Galaxy S30’s box

https://www.androidauthority.com/samsung-galaxy-s30-charger-earphones-1172070/

 

Phil Spencer confirms all first-party Xbox Series X games are 'coming to PC'

https://www.pcgamer.com/phil-spencer-confirms-all-first-party-xbox-series-x-games-are-coming-to-pc/

 

New Backbone One Controller Brings a Console-Like Gaming Experience to iPhone

https://www.macrumors.com/2020/10/27/backbone-one-controller-for-iphone/

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Zoom launches end-to-end encryption for free meetings — with a catch

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/27/zoom-launches-end-to-end-encryption-for-free-meetings-with-a-catch/

 

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

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

 

In Election Hacking, Perception May be as Good as the Real Thing

https://www.securityweek.com/election-hacking-perception-may-be-good-real-thing

 

How to install updates on Windows 10

You can install updates manually on Windows 10 using Windows Update or Microsoft Update Catalog – here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/install-updates-windows-10/

 

SpaceX prices Starlink satellite internet service at $99 per month, according to e-mail

  - SpaceX is expanding the beta test of its Starlink satellite internet service, sending emails on Monday to people who expressed interest in signing up for the service.

  - Called the “Better Than Nothing Beta” test, according to multiple screenshots of the email seen by CNBC, initial Starlink service is priced at $99 a month – plus a $499 upfront cost to order the Starlink Kit.

  - That kit includes a user terminal to connect to the satellites, a mounting tripod and a Wi-Fi router.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/27/spacex-starlink-service-priced-at-99-a-month-public-beta-test-begins.html

 

Firefox 83 gets vastly improved pinch to zoom functionality

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/25/firefox-83-gets-vastly-improved-pinch-to-zoom-functionality/

 

Alexa for Windows 10 overhauled with new look and Drop In support

Amazon's Alexa app for Windows 10 has a new look and support for several new features.

https://www.windowscentral.com/alexa-windows-10-overhauled-new-look-and-drop-support

 

8 Useful Skype Tricks You Should Know

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

 

Why Doesn’t Blocking Email Senders Work?

Most email programs can block email from a specific address. Unfortunately, blocking email from a sender is ineffective when it comes to spam.

https://askleo.com/why_doesnt_blocking_email_senders_work/

 

How to Delete a Folder in Windows 10

https://tinyurl.com/y2mfhp2l

   

TrickBot malware under siege from all sides, and it's working

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/trickbot-malware-under-siege-from-all-sides-and-its-working/

 

Everything We Know About the New Google Chromecast

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

 

Facebook, Twitter dismantle global array of disinformation networks

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-disinformation-facebook-twitter/facebook-twitter-dismantle-global-array-of-disinformation-networks-idUSKBN26T2XO

 

Microsoft Reroutes Internet Explorer to Edge

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10830/microsoft-reroutes-internet-explorer-edge

 

Q3 2020 Top-Clicked Phishing Subjects: Coronavirus-Related Attacks Still Prevalent [INFOGRAPHIC]

https://blog.knowbe4.com/q3-2020-top-clicked-phishing-subjects-coronavirus-related-attacks-still-prevalent-infographic

 

There's One Big Problem With the New iPhone, Users Say

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/theres-one-big-problem-iphone-162830550.html

 

Among Us developers scramble to block massive ‘Eris Loris’ spam attack

The popular multiplayer game has been a target of hackers

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/23/21530984/among-us-spam-hack-attack-eris-loris-innersloth-maintenance

 

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

 

These 21 Android Apps Contain Malware

If you're using any of these apps, uninstall them immediately.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/these-21-android-apps-contain-adware

 

Apple trick: How to share audio across two sets of AirPods

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/share-audio-across-two-sets-of-airpods/760987/

 

Some Ballot Requests May Be Affected by County Cyber Attack

https://www.securityweek.com/some-ballot-requests-may-be-affected-county-cyber-attack

 

WINDOWS 10 BUILD 19042.608 (KB4580364) RELEASES FOR VERSION 20H2

Microsoft outs build 19042.608 (KB4580364) with tons of upcoming fixes and improvements for Windows 10 20H2, October 2020 Update.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-build-19042-608-20h2-preview/

 

Apple reportedly will launch new AirPods, AirPods Pro to further boost wearables business

  - Apple plans to launch two new models of AirPods next year, Bloomberg reported.

  - The company is working on new AirPods and new AirPods Pro, according to the report.

  - The new regular AirPods are said to launch as soon as the first half of 2021.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/26/new-airpods-smaller-airpods-pro-said-to-launch-next-year.html

 

View your computer's hardware and software details, generate a HTML report with HiBit System Information

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/25/get-a-report-of-your-computers-hardware-and-software-with-hibit-system-information/

 

Top 5 new features in the Windows 10 October 2020 Update

Get a rundown of the top biggest new features and changes in the latest version of Windows 10

https://www.windowscentral.com/top-5-features-windows-10-october-2020-update

 

How to Find Downloaded Files on Any Android Device

https://www.maketecheasier.com/find-downloaded-files-android/

 

Why Does My IP Address Have a Bad Reputation? And What Do I Do?

Email reputation for your home IP address probably doesn't matter, and having it characterized as "poor" might even be a good thing.

https://askleo.com/why-does-my-ip-address-have-a-bad-reputation-and-what-do-i-do/

 

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

 

Microsoft Edge for Linux released, how to install

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-edge-for-linux-released-how-to-install/

 

7 Things to Do With Old RAM Modules

Can old RAM modules be reused? Can you recycle RAM? Just what can you do with old memory? Try these ways to use old RAM sticks.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reuse-old-ram-modules/

 

Ransomware operators now outsource network access exploits to speed up attacks

The trend is on the rise as ransomware continues to be lucrative -- especially in the enterprise space.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-operators-buy-network-access-from-the-underground-to-speed-up-infection/

 

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

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

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

 

Trends in Malicious Attachments Used in Phishing Emails

https://blog.knowbe4.com/trends-in-malicious-attachments-used-in-phishing-emails

 

Windows 10 fall 2020 update: Here's what's new

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/windows-10-fall-2020-heres-120002506.html

 

Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee dies at 78

A controversial figure who turned Samsung into a global tech power

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/24/21532544/samsung-chairman-lee-kun-hee-dies-78

 

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

 

Microsoft Expands Mouse, Trackpad Support for Office Apps on iPadOS

The updates are coming to Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for the iPadOS. The new controls should make it more convenient to use a mouse or trackpad with Apple's tablet devices.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-expands-mouse-trackpad-support-for-office-apps-on-ipados

 

Apple’s new wireless charger has 2 huge downsides

https://www.komando.com/gadgets/apple-charging-problems/761175/

 

Law Firm Says Google Employee Information Compromised in Data Breach

https://www.securityweek.com/law-firm-says-google-employee-information-compromised-data-breach

 

How to install Microsoft Teams on Linux

Microsoft Teams collaboration app is now available on Linux, and these are the steps to install it.

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

 

Remote schooling in the pandemic has made Chromebooks a bigger force in the computer market

  - Chromebook shipments increased in the third quarter at a much faster rate than the wider PC market.

  - Schools held Chromebook pickup events at the start of the school year, and some parents opted to get children their own devices.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/25/chromebook-shipment-growth-accelerates-during-coronavirus-pandemic.html

 

Microsoft is testing a startup booster for its Edge browser

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/24/microsoft-is-testing-a-startup-booster-for-its-edge-browser/

 

Windows 10 October 2020 Update review: Subtle, but necessary

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

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

 

Getting Started with Vagrant on Linux

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

 

How Can I Automatically Reply to Spammers To Tell Them to Stop?

It's tempting to want to reply to spam, telling the sender to stop it (or worse). Not only is that ineffective, it often makes things worse.

https://askleo.com/how-can-i-automatically-reply-to-spammers-tell-them-to-stop/

 

How to Enable or Disable Screen Edge Swipe in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/48507-enable-disable-edge-swipe-screen-windows-10-a.html

 

New Google Chrome version fixes actively exploited zero-day bug

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-google-chrome-version-fixes-actively-exploited-zero-day-bug/

 

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/

 

CLOP Ransomware Demands $20 Million Ransom

https://blogs.infoblox.com/security/clop-ransomware-demands-20-million-ransom/

 

Fancy Bear Imposters Are on a Hacking Extortion Spree

Nice looking website you've got there. It'd be a shame if someone DDoS'd it.

https://www.wired.com/story/ddos-extortion-hacking-fancy-bear-lazarus-group/

 

Wyze Cam v3 review: Wyze adds color night vision and IP65-level protection to its $20 security camera

A wider viewing angle, simultaneous two-way talk, and outdoor weatherproofing are among the other new features.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3586304/wyze-cam-v3-review.html

 

Random pop ups? 5 telltale signs your computer is infected with malware—and how to fix it

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/malware-pop-ups-system-mechanic-malwarebytes-162003069.html

 

Office for iPad now has mouse and trackpad support

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint all supported

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/26/21534936/microsoft-office-ipad-mouse-trackpad-support-available-download

 

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

 

iFixit Teardown Reveals Few Differences Between iPhone 12, 12 Pro

The two smartphones are almost identical inside and out.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/ifixit-teardown-reveals-few-differences-between-iphone-12-12-pro

 

21 game and puzzle apps infected with malware – check the list

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/game-and-puzzle-malware-apps/761184/

 

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

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

 

How to download Windows 10 2004 ISO after 20H2 releases

You can get the Windows 10 version 2004 ISO file, if you must downgrade from version 20H2, and in this guide, you'll learn how to complete the task.

https://pureinfotech.com/download-windows-10-2004-iso-after-20h2-releases/

 

Alphabet, Facebook and other tech giants could benefit from surprise ad rebound in Q3, analysts predict

  - A recovery for the advertising market looks largely positive for Big Tech ad businesses when they report earnings later this week.

  - But analysts remain wary of certain factors, such as weakness of spending in travel.

  - Amazon, Facebook, Google and Twitter each report earnings Thursday afternoon.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/27/alphabet-facebook-twitter-to-benefit-from-q3-ad-rebound-analysts-.html

 

Image Editor Paint.net 4.2.14 update introduces full AVIF support and performance improvements

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/25/image-editor-paint-net-4-2-14-update-introduces-full-av1-support-and-performance-improvements/

 

How to check your PC's full specifications on Windows 10

If you need to find your Windows 10 device technical specification, in this guide, we'll show you four ways to complete this task.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-check-your-computer-full-specifications-windows-10

 

How to Turn Flashlight On and Off on Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/turn-on-flashlight-android/

 

What’s This Confirmation Request I Got When I Emailed Someone?

Challenge/Response is a spam-fighting technique that forces you to prove you're human before your message will be delivered. It's controversial, to say the least.

https://askleo.com/whats-confirmation-request-got-emailed-someone/

 

How to Enable or Disable OneDrive Integration in Windows 10

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

 

Barnes & Noble hit by Egregor ransomware, strange data leaked

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/barnes-and-noble-hit-by-egregor-ransomware-strange-data-leaked/

 

Learn How to Program Arduino Boards Today With These Commands

Here are all the commands you need to know to start programming Arduino boards right now.

https://www.makeuseof.com/arduino-commands-cheat-sheet/

 

Phishing kits as far as the eye can see

https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Phishing+kits+as+far+as+the+eye+can+see/26660/

 

This 27-inch Dell monitor is just $160 after a $90 discount

Dell's S2721H monitor is $90 off right now.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3586584/this-27-inch-dell-monitor-is-just-160-after-a-90-discount.html

 

Anker's powerful Eufy RoboVac 11s plunges to $150

Amazon is selling the fantastic Eufy RoboVac 11s for $70 off.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3586183/ankers-powerful-eufy-robovac-11s-plunges-to-150.html

 

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

 

You can now buy Asus’ latest 11th Gen laptops

Plus the 10th Gen ZenBook Pro 15

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/26/21534451/asus-zenbook-intel-tigerlake-processors-price

 

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

 

Still Using IE? Expect Some Sites to Automatically Open in Edge Instead

Starting next month, Microsoft will force Edge to load instead of Internet Explorer for certain websites.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/still-using-ie-expect-some-sites-to-automatically-open-in-edge-instead

 

Watch out! Spoofed Apple phone call is making the rounds again

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/watch-out-spoofed-apple-phone-call-is-making-the-rounds-again/528640/

 

Twitter Hack: 24 Hours From Phishing Employees to Hijacking Accounts

https://www.securityweek.com/twitter-hack-24-hours-phishing-employees-hijacking-accounts?

 

'There's a whole war going on': the film tracing a decade of cyber-attacks

The Perfect Weapon reveals the new international cold war: cyber-attacks, hacks and disinformation campaigns happening under our noses

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/oct/16/the-perfect-weapon-cyber-warfare-documentary-hbo

 

5 Disposable and Throwaway Email Providers You Can Try

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

 

BAHAMUT: Hack-for-Hire Masters of Phishing, Fake News, and Fake Apps

BlackBerry investigates one of the most elusive, patient, and effective publicly known threat actors.

https://www.blackberry.com/us/en/forms/enterprise/bahamut-report

 

Could OneDrive Get Hacked? What You Really Need to Worry About

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbxsoUn8CMM&feature=youtu.be&t=5s

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Tue 2080 10/27/2020

Honey – A Quality Service To Save Money, Or A Scam?

https://www.techjunkie.com/honey-chrome-extension-review/

 

Microsoft Forms now available for users with personal account – How to get started

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-forms-now-available-for-users-with-personal-account-103830/

 

Newly signed law aims to limit the damage from space weather

Solar flares might do less damage.

https://www.engadget.com/proswift-act-signed-into-law-205600030.html

 

Canceling Disney Plus isn't as simple as you think. Here's how to do it

How you cancel Disney's streaming service all depends on how you signed up.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/canceling-disney-plus-isnt-as-simple-as-you-think-heres-how-to-do-it/

 

How to Block 'Address Bar Spoofing' Attacks on Your Mobile Browser

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-block-address-bar-spoofing-attacks-on-your-mobil-1845451769

 

Microsoft is testing a startup booster for its Edge browser

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/24/microsoft-is-testing-a-startup-booster-for-its-edge-browser/

 

Fire TV Stick vs. Fire TV Stick Lite: What's the Difference?

The might look identical, but they aren't quite the same

https://www.lifewire.com/fire-tv-stick-vs-fire-tv-stick-lite-5081852

 

Treasury sanctions Russian research institute for Triton attack

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/apts-cyberespionage/treasury-sanctions-russian-research-institute-for-triton-attack/

 

How to Hide Files, Folders and Desktop Icons on Mac

https://www.maketecheasier.com/hide-desktop-icons-mac/

 

How to Pin and Unpin Favorites in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://tinyurl.com/y6g687xt

  

Is an Intel Core i3 good enough for PC gaming? | Ask an expert

Though Core i3 CPUs serve as the entry point of Intel’s Core processor lineup, they still can take on gaming.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3573080/is-an-intel-core-i3-okay-for-pc-gaming.html

 

10 Popular Android Apps You Should NOT Install

These Android apps may be popular, but they also compromise your security and privacy. If you have them installed, get rid of them now!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/do-not-install-10-popular-android-apps/

 

How to fix problems with Windows 10 Reset this PC feature

Are you having problems resetting your PC to default settings? If so, you're not alone, since it's a confirmed problem with Windows 10 version 2004 – here's the workaround.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-fix-failure-reset-pc-windows-10

 

How to download the Windows 10 20H2 ISO from Microsoft

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/how-to-download-the-windows-10-20h2-iso-from-microsoft/

 

Russians Who Pose Election Threat Have Hacked Nuclear Plants and Power Grid

https://news.yahoo.com/russians-pose-election-threat-hacked-135806239.html

 

Samsung Galaxy S21 leak reveals striking new design

Thin 'blade bezels' could be the killer new feature to debut on the Samsung Galaxy S21

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s21-leak-reveals-striking-new-design

 

Italian authorities are investigating deepfake bots on Telegram

The bots were found to be generating fake nude images of unsuspecting women

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/24/21531725/italian-authorities-investigating-telegram-deepfake-bot-nudes

 

Where To Find The Windows Wallpaper Location On Your PC

https://www.techjunkie.com/windows-wallpaper-location/

 

Money-saving tip: eBay just launched a certified refurbished store

https://www.komando.com/money/ebay-certified-refurbished/760743/

 

Sony Figured Out How to Make PS4 Games Load Much Faster

The Last of Us Remastered now loads in under 14 seconds.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/sony-figured-out-how-to-make-ps4-games-load-much-faster

 

Cybercriminals can deploy malware to Windows machines using Telegram

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/cybercriminals-can-deploy-malware-to-windows-machines-using-telegram-103817/

 

Samsung, Stanford make a 10,000PPI display that could lead to 'flawless' VR

Truly seamless VR could be a thing.

https://www.engadget.com/samsung-stanford-10000-ppi-oled-display-200949600.html

 

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/

 

The Best Alternatives to Zoom for Remote Meetings

https://lifehacker.com/the-best-alternatives-to-zoom-for-remote-meetings-1842431075

 

Mozilla throttles rollout of Firefox 82 update

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/24/mozilla-throttles-rollout-of-firefox-82-update/

 

How to Watch the Roku Channel Without a Roku Device

Use the Roku Channel app or the web player

https://www.lifewire.com/watch-the-roku-channel-without-a-roku-device-5081755

 

Threat automation, decentralized architecture among emerging post-COVID cyber trends

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/threat-automation-decentralized-architecture-among-emerging-post-covid-cyber-trends/

 

How to Stream Your Desktop and Non-Steam Games with Steam Link

https://www.maketecheasier.com/stream-non-steam-games-with-steam-link/

 

How to Add a Guest Account in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/45601-add-guest-account-windows-10-a.html

 

Intel says Tiger Lake notebook PC demand has doubled since April

Intel's profits and revenue decline, but the company still predicts a record 2020.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3586842/intel-says-tiger-lake-notebook-pc-demand-has-doubled-since-april.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/

 

Xbox Live was having issues with purchasing content and launching games that are now fixed

If you can't play your game right now, you're not alone.

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-live-may-be-having-issues-purchasing-content-and-launching-games

 

Adobe fixes 18 critical bugs affecting its Windows, macOS apps

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/adobe-fixes-18-critical-bugs-affecting-its-windows-macos-apps/

 

Online shoppers have lost millions to fraud in 2020: Here's how to make sure you're not one of them

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/online-shopping-cyber-security-tools-132843359.html

 

Windows 10 update fixes fatal bug: What to do now

The flaw put Windows 10 laptops in an installation loop

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/windows-10-update-fixes-fatal-bug-what-to-do-now

 

Facebook wants the NYU Ad Observer to quit collecting data about its ad targeting

The social media giant said it may change its code to thwart the data scraping

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/23/21531232/facebook-nyu-ads-politics-data-election

 

How To Change The Default Search Engine In Safari For Mac OS X

https://www.techjunkie.com/change-search-engine-safari-mac-os-x/

 

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/

 

Microsoft Releases Temporary Fix for Windows 10 Reset Bug

When trying to reset their PCs, some Windows 10 users are seeing an error message: 'There was a problem when resetting your PC. No changes were made.'

https://www.pcmag.com/news/some-windows-10-users-unable-to-reset-pcs-due-to-recent-bug

 

Google Chrome preventing users from subscribing to harmful notifications

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/google-chrome-preventing-users-from-subscribing-to-harmful-notifications-103814/

 

Microsoft is putting Skype's seamless 'Meet Now' calls in the taskbar

One click of a notification to set up Skype calls that work without an install or login.

https://www.engadget.com/skype-meet-now-windows-10-050521788.html

 

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/

 

Edit Audio and Video Like a Text Document With Descript

https://lifehacker.com/try-this-program-to-edit-audio-and-video-like-a-text-do-1845466379

 

Simplenote 2.0 update adds support for internal note linking, markdown files and more

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/23/simplenote-2-0-update-adds-support-for-internal-note-linking-markdown-files-and-more/

 

How to Choose a Better Password Than Trump

At least he didn’t pick "ivanka1981"

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-choose-a-better-password-than-trump-5083956

 

FDA vulnerability grading system proves all risk not created equal

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/health-care/fda-vulnerability-grading-system-proves-all-risk-not-created-equal/

 

How to Fix Broken Packages in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-broken-packages-ubuntu/

 

How to Allow Extensions in InPrivate Browsing in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/166235-allow-extensions-inprivate-browsing-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

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

 

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/

 

How to use a VPN on Xbox One

https://www.windowscentral.com/use-vpn-xbox-one

 

The new Microsoft Edge is now mandatory in Windows 10 20H2

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/the-new-microsoft-edge-is-now-mandatory-in-windows-10-20h2/

 

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

https://www.yahoo.com/news/clever-uses-amazon-echo-security-120046871.html

 

iPhone 13 to get this major upgrade — but there's some bad news

Don't expect the iPhone 13 to charge via USB-C

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/iphone-13-to-get-this-major-upgrade-but-theres-some-bad-news

 

Where to buy refurbished products

You don’t have to buy new to buy good

https://www.theverge.com/21530290/refurbished-tech-products-gadgets-where-to-buy-amazon-ebay

 

The Best Sites To Improve Typing Speed [November 2019]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-sites-improve-typing-speed/

 

Chrome ‘bug’ is collecting your data even when it’s not supposed to be – Here’s the fix

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/stop-google-tracking/760250/

 

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

 

IE users visiting incompatible sites will be redirected to Edge

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/ie-users-visiting-incompatible-sites-will-be-redirected-to-edge-103809/

 

Keep your mind sharp with Brilliant

With Brilliant, you’ll be able to satisfy your curiosity while exercising your mind, thanks to math and science activities that are engaging and fun.

https://www.engadget.com/keep-mind-sharp-brilliant-175521408.html

 

Facebook reportedly prepping for possible post-election unrest

Internal tools will be used to slow the spread of viral content and suppress potentially inflammatory posts, the Wall Street Journal reports.

https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-reportedly-prepping-for-possible-post-election-unrest/

 

How Do I Get Into My Email If I've Lost My Recovery Codes?

https://lifehacker.com/how-do-i-get-into-my-email-if-ive-lost-my-recovery-code-1844635316

 

Internet Explorer users will be redirected to Microsoft Edge if incompatible sites are opened

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/23/internet-explorer-users-will-be-redirected-to-microsoft-edge-if-incompatible-sites-are-opened/

 

How a Technology Gap Punishes Former Prisoners

Even using a cell phone after being behind bars for decades can be impossible

https://www.lifewire.com/technology-gap-punishes-former-prisoners-5083930

 

Malicious SharePoint and OneDrive links are a phishing scammer’s dream

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/phishing/malicious-sharepoint-and-onedrive-links-are-a-phishing-scammers-dream/

 

Videoconferencing Malware, Vizom, Discovered

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

 

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

 

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

 

How to Access and Manage iCloud Drive Files From Any Device

Apple's cloud storage experience differs depending on your device, so it can be confusing. Here's how to manage your iCloud files efficiently.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/access-icloud-drive-files-device/

 

Add some color to your life and get 30% off Govee Smart LED light strips, backlighting, & more

https://www.windowscentral.com/add-some-color-your-life-and-get-30-govee-smart-led-light-strips-backlighting-more

 

NSA: Top 25 vulnerabilities actively abused by Chinese hackers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/nsa-top-25-vulnerabilities-actively-abused-by-chinese-hackers/

 

Random pop ups? 5 telltale signs your computer is infected with malware—and how to fix it

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/malware-pop-ups-system-mechanic-malwarebytes-162003069.html

 

Laptop buying guide: 8 essential tips to know before you buy

Spend your money on the perfect laptop using this laptop buying guide

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

 

How to buy refurbished gadgets

It’s always a gamble, but the odds are in your favor

https://www.theverge.com/21258681/refurbished-tech-products-gadgets-how-to-buy-used-repair-e-waste

 

How To Find Windows Spotlight Lock Screen Images In Win

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

 

3 iPhone privacy upgrades to start using now

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/3-iphone-privacy-upgrades-to-start-using-now/760934/

 

Google Discontinues Nest Secure Alarm System

It first arrived in 2017 with the Nest Guard base, Nest Detect sensor for doors and windows, and Nest Tag fob.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-discontinues-nest-secure-alarm-system

 

Are you looking for best antivirus for Windows 10? You already have one!

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/are-you-looking-for-best-antivirus-for-windows-10-you-already-have-one-103791/

 

Facebook users can now appeal directly to the Oversight Board

Just don't expect decisions to come any time soon.

https://www.engadget.com/facebook-oversight-board-take-appeals-facebook-and-instagram-155533590.html

 

Your iPhone 12 supports 5G. Don't want it? You can turn that off

Worried about battery life or don't have 5G coverage? We'll show you how to turn it off and control how much data it uses.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/your-iphone-12-supports-5g-dont-want-it-you-can-turn-that-off/

 

Yes, Your Security Software Might Slow Down Your Computer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ulnw0l5tHuk&feature=youtu.be&t=0s

 

Today only: Get external Seagate hard drives at all-time low deals

Amazon is selling a number of external hard drives at all-time low prices including a 4TB Xbox Game Drive for $88

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3587402/today-only-get-external-seagate-hard-drives-at-all-time-low-deals.html

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The Now-Defunct Firms Behind 8chan, QAnon

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

 

Should You Use a 'Dark Web Scan' to Protect Your Identity? (beware, you have to know what your doing, right tools, and a junk computer recommended)

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/should-you-use-a-dark-web-scan-to-protect-your-identity-1845465053

 

Botnet Infects Hundreds of Thousands of Websites (surprize!)

KashmirBlack has been targeting popular content management systems, such as WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal, and using Dropbox and GitHub for communication to hide its presence.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/botnet-infects-hundreds-of-thousands-of-websites/d/d-id/1339258

 

Apple says iPhone 12's ceramic screen is tougher than glass. Here's why

The iPhone 12 has Ceramic Shield. The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has Gorilla Glass Victus. One company makes them both. What's the difference?

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/apple-iphone-12-ceramic-shield-screen-vs-gorilla-glass-victus-corning-which-is-stronger/

 

How to Show All Your Browser Tabs in Alt+Tab on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/696939/how-to-show-all-your-browser-tabs-in-alttab-on-windows-10/

 

Secure Your Twitter Account Better Than Trump in Less Than 5 Minutes

https://lifehacker.com/secure-your-twitter-account-better-than-trump-in-less-t-1845453674

 

Attackers prey on Microsoft Teams accounts to steal credentials

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/attackers-prey-on-microsoft-teams-accounts-to-steal-credentials/

 

Get even more Windows cleaning done with Cleanmgr+ and Burnbytes combined

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/23/get-even-more-windows-cleaning-done-with-cleanmgr-and-burnbytes-combined/

 

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

 

The Week in Ransomware - October 23rd 2020 - From Russia with Love

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/the-week-in-ransomware-october-23rd-2020-from-russia-with-love/

 

Acer Swift 3 review: Great features outweigh disappointing performance

Acer's Intel-powered Swift 3 is a pleasure to use, as long as you don't expect too much from it.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3584414/acer-swift-3-review.html

 

The RIAA is coming for the YouTube downloaders

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/23/the-riaa-is-coming-for-the-youtube-downloaders/

 

How to copy and paste hardware specs on Windows 10

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

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

 

How to transfer photos from iPhone and iPad to your Windows 10 PC

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-transfer-photos-iphone-and-ipad-your-windows-10-pc

 

How to Protect Your Privacy When Your Laptop Gets Repaired

Hunter Biden’s lesson learned?

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-protect-your-privacy-when-your-laptop-gets-repaired-5083910

 

Looks Like We May See Redesigned AirPods and Smaller AirPods Pro in 2021

https://gizmodo.com/looks-like-we-may-see-redesigned-airpods-and-smaller-ai-1845483379

 

How to update or fix Google Play Services on your Android, and keep all your apps running correctly

https://www.yahoo.com/news/fix-google-play-services-android-220200393.html

 

Best laptops 2020

The best laptops for every need and budget, based on the hundreds of laptops we've tested.

https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/best-laptops-1

 

Facebook’s new Oversight Board is a wild new experiment in platform governance

It’ll look like the US Supreme Court — with four times as many “justices” and serving more than 10 times as many “citizens.”

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/23/21530524/facebooks-new-oversight-board-platform-governance

 

10 Safari Mac Browser Tips to Boost Speed and Performance

Is Safari running slow on your Mac? Try these top tips to speed up performance and get your browser blazing fast again!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/safari-speed-performance-tips/

 

Still Using IE? Expect Some Sites to Automatically Open in Edge Instead

Starting next month, Microsoft will force Edge to load instead of Internet Explorer for certain websites.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/still-using-ie-expect-some-sites-to-automatically-open-in-edge-instead

 

5 free downloads to keep your PC or Mac secure

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/5-free-downloads-to-keep-your-pc-or-mac-secure/743425/

 

Cybercriminals Could be Coming After Your Coffee

Researchers show no IoT device is too small to fall victim to ransomware techniques.

https://www.darkreading.com/theedge/cybercriminals-could-be-coming-after-your-coffee/b/d-id/1339263

 

9 great reads from CNET this week

How the coronavirus pandemic infected the world with lies, why Wi-Fi is a lifeline following a disaster and what the government's lawsuit against Google means for you.

https://www.cnet.com/news/9-great-reads-from-cnet-this-week-102420/

 

How to Pair Two Google Assistant Nest Speakers for Stereo Sound

https://www.howtogeek.com/697003/how-to-pair-two-google-assistant-nest-speakers-for-stereo-sound/

 

Where to Find Public Records Online

https://lifehacker.com/where-to-find-public-records-online-280785

 

B&N cyberattack calls into question the retailer’s network segmentation practices

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/bn-cyberattack-calls-into-question-the-retailers-business-segmentation-practices/

 

AuthPass is an open source, cross-platform password manager that supports KeePass database files

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/22/authpass-is-an-open-source-cross-platform-password-manager-that-supports-keepass-database-files/

 

Mozilla sees 'collateral damage' in DOJ antitrust fight with Google

In a carefully worded statement after the Justice Department announced antitrust action against Google, the Firefox browser maker implied it might suffer financially in the fight.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3587230/mozilla-sees-collateral-damage-in-doj-antitrust-fight-with-google.html

 

WastedLocker ransomware hits Boyne Resorts ski resort operator

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/wastedlocker-ransomware-hits-boyne-resorts-ski-resort-operator/

 

Do you need a PCIe 4 SSD for gaming? | Ask an expert

Buy the drive that works best for you right now, not contingent on a future yet to be seen.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3573076/do-you-need-a-pcie-4-ssd-for-gaming-ask-an-expert.html

 

Google removes 3 Android apps for children, with 20M+ downloads between them, over data collection violations

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/23/google-removes-3-android-apps-for-children-with-20m-downloads-between-them-over-data-collection-violations/

 

How to enable random MAC address for Wi-Fi on Windows 10

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

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

 

Microsoft Forms makes it easy to share quizzes and surveys over the web

Forms helps you gather feedback and information from anyone over the web.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-forms-now-available-personal-use

 

Big Tech Seems Ready to Conquer Space

From Silicon Valley to satellite orbit

https://www.lifewire.com/big-tech-seems-ready-to-conquer-space-5083908

 

Epson's New Portable Laser Projector Doubles As a Streaming Box

https://gizmodo.com/epsons-new-portable-laser-projector-doubles-as-a-stream-1845468370

 

Why ‘Zapps’ Could Be Zoom’s Game Changer vs. Google Meet

https://www.yahoo.com/news/why-zapps-could-zoom-game-203000563.html

 

Major Windows 10 update adds killer features — Here are the 5 best

A new Start Menu highlights the final Windows 10 feature update of 2020

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/major-windows-10-update-adds-killer-features-here-are-the-5-best

 

Instacart and Aldi partnering to accept food stamps for grocery deliveries

The pilot program will only be available in a few states to start

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/23/21530163/instacart-aldi-partnering-food-stamps-grocery-delivery

 

How to Unlock Your Mac With an Apple Watch

You can use your Apple Watch to make unlocking your Mac a breeze. Here's how to get it set up.

https://www.makeuseof.com/unlock-mac-with-apple-watch/

 

Report: PS5 Expansion SSD Price Appears at Walmart

A photo apparently taken in Walmart suggests a 500GB PS5 expansion SSD will cost $115.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/report-ps5-expansion-ssd-price-appears-at-walmart

 

Epson’s EcoTank printers are flying off the shelves – get one while you can!

https://www.komando.com/money-tips/epsons-ecotank-printers/760785/

 

Flurry of Warnings Highlight Cyber Threats to US Elections

FBI and intelligence officials issue fresh warnings about election interference attempts by Iranian and Russian threat actors.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/flurry-of-warnings-highlight-cyber-threats-to-us-elections/d/d-id/1339264

 

BlackBerry returns from the dead (again)

https://www.cnet.com/videos/blackberry-returns-from-the-dead-again/

 

How to Uninstall Windows 10’s October 2020 Update

https://www.howtogeek.com/696984/how-to-uninstall-windows-10s-october-2020-update/

 

How to Customize Your iPhone Home Screen in iOS 14

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-customize-your-iphone-home-screen-in-ios-14-1845450222

 

Ransomware groups are going corporate

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/ransomware-groups-are-going-corporate/

 

Thunderbird 78.4.0 email client with fixes and extensions capabilities

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/22/thunderbird-78-4-0-email-client-with-fixes-and-extensions-capabilities/

 

Why 5G phones aren't a smart investment in the future (yet)

Should you spring for a 5G phone today based on the possibility of what it might do for you tomorrow? Yeah — about that...

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3586363/5g-phones.html

 

New RAT malware gets commands via Discord, has ransomware feature

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-rat-malware-gets-commands-via-discord-has-ransomware-feature/

 

The Acer Swift 3x boasts Intel's new Iris Xe Max discrete GPU

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3586796/the-acer-swift-3x-boasts-intels-new-iris-xe-max-discrete-gpu.html

 

Representatives propose bill limiting presidential internet ‘kill switch’

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/22/representatives-propose-bill-limiting-presidential-internet-kill-switch/

 

How to install updates on Windows 10

You can install updates manually on Windows 10 using Windows Update or Microsoft Update Catalog – here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/install-updates-windows-10/

 

Best AMD Ryzen Laptops in 2020

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-amd-ryzen-laptops

 

How Digital Handwriting Could Replace Your Keyboard

Why type when you can E Ink?

https://www.lifewire.com/how-digital-handwriting-could-replace-your-keyboard-5083765

 

Sopra Steria confirms it was hit by new strain of Ryuk ransomware, will take weeks to return to normal operations

https://grahamcluley.com/sopra-steria-ryuk-ransomware/

 

Are all those political emails actually spam? Here's how to tell—and avoid a malware invasion

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/political-emails-spam-malware-mcafee-multi-access-133953050.html

 

New iPhone 12 warnings could make you reconsider MagSafe

Overheating, credit card damage and circular imprints on leather cases? Yikes, MagSafe.

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/new-iphone-12-warnings-could-make-you-reconsider-magsafe

 

APPLE IPAD AIR (2020) REVIEW: TAKE IT FROM THE PRO

Despite the higher cost, this iPad is the one to get

https://www.theverge.com/21525780/apple-ipad-air-2020-review

 

How to Back Up Your Mac

Here's how to back up your Mac safely using the built-in Time Machine or iCloud methods.

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-back-up-mac/

 

Got a New PC? 11 Things to Do Right Away

Windows 10 PCs need some adjustment before they're ready for everyday use. Here's what to install, what to delete, and how to make sure your new investment is safe and secure.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/how-to-set-up-your-new-pc

 

3 essential privacy settings for your Amazon Echo

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/essential-alexa-privacy-settings/431722/

 

7 Mobile Browsers Vulnerable to Address-Bar Spoofing

Flaws allow attackers to manipulate URLs users see on their mobile devices, Rapid7 says.

https://www.darkreading.com/mobile/7-mobile-browsers-vulnerable-to-address-bar-spoofing/d/d-id/1339257

 

Best smart garage door controllers of 2020: Chamberlain MyQ, Tailwind and more

When it comes to making your existing garage door opener smart, you have plenty of options. Here are our favorite ways to bring your home's biggest door online.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-smart-garage-door-opener-controller-of-2020-chamberlain-alexa-google-homekit-myq-tailwind/

 

How to Customize Alert Messages for Specific Emails in Outlook

https://www.howtogeek.com/693977/how-to-customize-alert-messages-for-specific-emails-in-outlook/

 

How to Find Your Local and External IP Address

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-find-your-local-and-external-ip-address-5833108

 

NSA releases list of 25 vulnerabilities targeted by China

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/nsa-releases-list-of-25-vulnerabilities-targeted-by-china/

 

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 updates Yammer and Teams for iOS

Microsoft continues to expedite speedy and useful updates across its Apple-facing apps with updates for iPad- or iPhone-using enterprise pros.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3586640/microsoft-updates-yammer-and-teams-for-ios.html

 

Microsoft fixes known issue blocking Windows 10 upgrades

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-fixes-known-issue-blocking-windows-10-upgrades/

 

Intel's power play: Hands-on with ATX12VO motherboards and power supply

Moving to 12-volt rails makes a big difference in energy efficiency.

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

 

Microsoft updates Yammer and Teams for iOS

Microsoft continues to expedite speedy and useful updates across its Apple-facing apps with updates for iPad- or iPhone-using enterprise pros.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3576039/intels-power-play-hands-on-with-atx12vo-motherboards-and-power-supply.html

 

3 reforms social media platforms should make in light of ‘The Social Dilemma’

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/22/3-reforms-social-media-platforms-should-make-in-light-of-the-social-dilemma/

 

How to download Windows 10 2004 ISO after 20H2 releases

You can get the Windows 10 version 2004 ISO file, if you must downgrade from version 20H2, and in this guide, you'll learn how to complete the task.

https://pureinfotech.com/download-windows-10-2004-iso-after-20h2-releases/

 

Windows 10 October 2020 Update common problems — and the fixes

Are you having problems upgrading to Windows 10 October 2020 Update? Here are the steps to troubleshoot and resolve virtually any kind of issue.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-october-2020-update-common-problems-and-fixes

 

DOJ's Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google May Be First of Many

https://www.lifewire.com/doj-s-antitrust-lawsuit-against-google-may-be-first-of-many-5083733

 

Fort Bragg fails to keep a firm grip on its Twitter account, as it blames hacker for saucy tweets

https://grahamcluley.com/fort-bragg-fails-to-keep-a-firm-grip-on-its-twitter-account-as-it-blames-hacker-for-saucy-tweets/

 

Sneaky ways Apple Stores get you to spend more money in the store

https://www.yahoo.com/news/sneaky-ways-apple-stores-spend-140000816.html

 

Best cheap computer monitor deals of October 2020

Best monitor deals and steals

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/best-monitor-deals

 

Here’s how Apple imagined AirTags would work one year ago

More details emerge about Apple’s Tile competitor

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/23/21529927/apple-airtags-location-tracker-find-my-accessory-patent-applications-posture

 

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/

 

Facebook Reportedly Prepping for Post-Election Unrest

The social network is preparing tools that slow the spread of viral content and lower the bar for misinformation.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/facebook-reportedly-prepping-for-post-election-unrest

 

You can’t replace lost photos – Simple ways to get them off your phone

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/back-up-precious-photos/760636/

 

Credential-Stuffing Attacks Plague Loyalty Programs

But that's not the only type of web attack cybercriminals have been profiting from.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/credential-stuffing-attacks-plague-loyalty-programs/d/d-id/1339256

 

How to Remove PUPs and Other Unexpected Things From Your Computer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InFiOp8BXU0&feature=youtu.be&t=0s

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I've only been using Apple's new iPhone 12 and 12 Pro for a few hours, but I can already tell they're dramatically different from their predecessors

https://news.yahoo.com/ive-only-using-apples-iphone-204031354.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

Raindrop.io for Firefox

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

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

 

How to customize Alt + Tab for Microsoft Edge open tabs on Windows 10 October 2020 Update

Microsoft Edge now shows open tabs in Alt + Tab shortcut, and you can customize or disable the feature – here's how to complete these tasks on the Windows 10 October 2020 Update.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-customize-alt-tab-microsoft-edge-open-tabs-windows-10-october-2020-update

 

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/

 

Spotify takes on radio with its own daily morning show

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/22/spotify-takes-on-radio-with-its-own-daily-morning-show/

 

How to Remove PUPs and Other Unexpected Things From Your Computer

Casually installing one download may result in several other things being installed. I'll review the steps to remove these pesky, problematic, painful, Potentially Unwanted Programs, or PUPs.

https://askleo.com/remove-pups/

 

Reviewed: Windows 10 October 2020 Update inches in the right direction

The new Edge browser is a major change, but tweaks to the Alt+Tab shortcut and the Start menu make the Windows 10 October 2020 Update (or 20H2) worth knowing about.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3574951/reviewed-windows-10-october-2020-update-inches-in-the-right-direction.html

 

How to Connect a Laptop Screen as External Monitor in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/connect-laptop-screen-external-monitor-windows/

 

Microsoft integrates Zoho Notebook note-taking service into Teams

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-integrates-zoho-notebook-note-taking-service-into-teams-103756/

 

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

 

A closer look at Windows 10's brand-new Start Menu

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/a-closer-look-at-windows-10s-brand-new-start-menu/

 

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/

 

Do You Have Tech Support Rage?

https://askbobrankin.com/do_you_have_tech_support_rage.html

 

How to change the sleep timer on your Windows 10 computer to save power and prevent screen burn-in

https://www.yahoo.com/news/change-sleep-timer-windows-10-220800271.html

 

PSA: What to do if 5G isn’t working on your iPhone 12

https://9to5mac.com/2020/10/23/iphone-12-5g-not-working/#more-674929

 

5G Could Be Great, But It's Woefully Misunderstood

https://gizmodo.com/5g-could-be-great-but-its-woefully-misunderstood-1845440723

 

PS5 controller surprise hidden feature just revealed

The PS5 controller won't just work on Sony's new console

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/ps5-controller-surprise-hidden-feature-just-revealed

 

APPLE IPHONE 12 PRO REVIEW: AHEAD OF ITS TIME

5G, LIDAR, MagSafe — the new iPhone 12 Pro has a lot of things you won’t be able to do much with right now

https://www.theverge.com/21524288/apple-iphone-12-pro-review

 

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/

 

Watch your phone for 6 phony messages costing people money

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/phony-scam-messages/760973/

 

Microsoft Releases Temporary Fix for Windows 10 Reset Bug

When trying to reset their PCs, some Windows 10 users are seeing an error message: 'There was a problem when resetting your PC. No changes were made.'

https://www.pcmag.com/news/some-windows-10-users-unable-to-reset-pcs-due-to-recent-bug

 

Raindrop.io for Chrome

Have access to all of your favorite web pages by creating organized bookmarks which can be accessed from various devices through a web interface

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

 

Dropbox's new Family plan lets up to 6 people share Plus perks for $17 a month

The plan includes 2TB of shared storage, all of the perks of Dropbox Plus, and a dedicated "Family Room" folder for sharing files.

https://www.windowscentral.com/dropboxs-new-family-plan-lets-6-people-share-storage-17-month

 

How to Take Photos in Burst Mode on Your iPhone

https://www.howtogeek.com/692164/how-to-take-photos-in-burst-mode-on-your-iphone/

 

Facebook’s controversial Oversight Board starts reviewing content moderation cases

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/22/facebook-oversight-board-controversy/

 

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/

 

Chromebooks versus Windows laptops: Which should you buy?

In the fight between a Google Chrome OS-powered Chromebook and a Microsoft Windows PC, it boils down to cost versus convenience.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3280998/chromebooks-versus-windows-laptops-which-should-you-buy.html

 

How to Set Up a Virtual On-Screen Keyboard in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/setup-virtual-keyboard-linux/

 

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 Add and Remove Extensions in Microsoft Edge Chromium

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

 

Emotet malware now wants you to upgrade Microsoft Word

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/emotet-malware-now-wants-you-to-upgrade-microsoft-word/

 

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/

 

Still Using Microsoft Office… Why?

https://askbobrankin.com/still_using_microsoft_office_why.html

 

Best Bluetooth Speakers: Portable, Waterproof, and Home Speakers for Every Budget

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/best-bluetooth-speakers-portable-waterproof-233004537.html

 

Full iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro teardown from iFixit reveals modular design with interchangeable parts

https://9to5mac.com/2020/10/25/iphone-12-teardown/#more-675061

 

How to Choose the Best VPN

https://gizmodo.com/how-to-choose-the-best-vpn-1845430611

 

iPhone 12 MagSafe — what it tells us about iPhone 13

The new iPhone 12 features a magnetic charging system that could show Apple's future

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-12-magsafe-what-it-tells-us-about-iphone-13

 

Google will sell you a $349 Pixel 4A for $216 over two years

That means you’ll pay a total of $216 for the phone over a 24-month subscription

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/22/21529397/google-fi-phone-subscription-plan-pixel-4a

 

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

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

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

 

Yes, your TV is watching YOU while you’re watching it

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/your-tv-is-watching-you/760529/

 

Chrome OS May Finally Introduce a Dark Mode

The option is currently only accessible via the experimental Chrome OS Canary developer channel.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/chrome-os-may-finally-introduce-a-dark-mode

 

Net Speed Meter

A desktop meter that reveals the download and the upload speed of your Internet connection in real time, also running in the system tray

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Network-Tools/Network-Monitoring/Net-Speed-Meter.shtml

 

How to change display refresh rate on Windows 10 October 2020 Update

If the system's display isn't using the correct refresh rate, starting with the Windows 10 October 2020 Update, you can now adjust the settings in the Settings app – here's how.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-change-display-refresh-rate-windows-10-october-2020-update

 

How to Use Canva to Design Like a Professional

https://www.howtogeek.com/679988/how-to-use-canva-to-design-like-a-professional/

 

President Trump’s Twitter accessed by security expert who guessed password ‘maga2020!’

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/22/dutch-hacker-trump-twitter-account-password/

 

Yes, Your Security Software Might Slow Down Your Computer – What to Do About It

Security tools are asked to do an important, sometimes resource-hungry task. Here's how to mitigate their impact on your ability to use your computer.

https://askleo.com/yes-your-security-software-might-slow-down-your-computer-what-to-do-about-it/

 

The Windows 10 October 2020 Update is now available to all

You can download it manually now or wait until it arrives on your PC.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3586790/the-windows-10-october-2020-update-is-now-available-to-all.html

 

How to Turn Your Raspberry Pi into a Video Conferencing Station

https://www.maketecheasier.com/turn-raspberry-pi-video-conferencing-station/

 

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 Pin Sites to Start Menu with Microsoft Edge Chromium in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/166171-pin-sites-start-menu-microsoft-edge-chromium-windows-10-a.html

 

Microsoft is investigating these known Windows 10 20H2 issues

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-is-investigating-these-known-windows-10-20h2-issues/

 

Windows 10 20H2: hands-on video review with new features

VIDEO: Windows 10 20H2 (October 2020 Update) is available starting October 20, 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/

 

Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 on sale now from $25

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-compute-module-4/

 

Xbox chief Phil Spencer hints at an xCloud streaming stick

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/xbox-xcloud-streaming-dongle-phil-spencer-interview-110015887.html

 

ESR launches the “world’s first” MagSafe compatible wireless car charging mount

https://9to5toys.com/2020/10/23/esr-halolock-magsafe-car-charger/

 

It Is Very Easy to Keep Windows 10 From Randomly Restarting Whenever It Pleases

https://gizmodo.com/it-is-very-easy-to-keep-windows-10-from-randomly-restar-1845425600

 

iPhone 12 drop tested — here’s how tough Ceramic Shield is

YouTube iPhone 12 drop test shows Ceramic Shield display lives up to the hype

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/the-iphone-12-just-survived-a-crazy-high-drop-test

 

Amazon’s warehouse injury rates are so high that it faces a more costly workers’ comp classification

Washington is proposing that Amazon be classified differently from other warehouse-owning companies

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/22/21529008/amazon-warehouse-injury-rates-classification-workers-compensation

 

Laptop Is Plugged In but Not Charging? 8 Steps to Solve Your Issue

If your laptop is plugged in but not charging, here's what you can do to get your battery charging again.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/laptop-plugged-in-not-charging/

 

Set up your financial accounts like you’re going to be hacked

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/protecting-your-financial-accounts/496332/

 

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

 

RScreen

This application will generate connection links in order for you to allow your computer to be viewed and controlled from a browser on another computer

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Remote-Utils/RScreen.shtml

 

Acer announces three new Aspire 5 laptops with 11th Gen Intel Core chips

Acer's Aspire 5 lineup of laptops just got bumped up to the latest-gen Intel chips.

https://www.windowscentral.com/acer-announces-aspire-5-laptops-11-gen-intel

 

Where Did the System Control Panel Go on Windows 10?

https://www.howtogeek.com/697152/where-did-the-system-control-panel-go-on-windows-10/

 

Google Maps launches a new developer solution for on-demand ride and delivery companies

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/22/google-maps-launches-a-new-developer-solution-for-on-demand-ride-and-delivery-companies/

 

Could OneDrive Get Hacked? What You Really Need to Worry About

Yes, OneDrive could get hacked. So can any online service. The real question is, how likely is it, and are there other things we should be worrying about instead?

https://askleo.com/could-onedrive-get-hacked-what-you-really-need-to-worry-about/

 

DOJ sues Google: Let's break down the government's case

Google's response is that rivals can stake out their own footholds in search. Case in point: Bing's default position within Windows 10.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3586632/doj-sues-google-lets-break-down-the-governments-case.html

 

How to Fix High Memory Usage in Windows 10

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

 

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/

 

PowerShell Scripting - Update Windows 10 USB install media (this looks great to keep an ISO image on a flash drive for installing or repairing Windows 10 up to date with all post release patches)

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

 

YouTube-dl removed from GitHub after RIAA DMCA notice

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/youtube-dl-removed-from-github-after-riaa-dmca-notice/

 

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/

 

Designing the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/designing-the-raspberry-pi-compute-module-4/

 

Beats’ Noise-Cancelling Headphones Are Down to Their Lowest Price Ever

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/beats-newest-noise-cancelling-headphones-233045967.html

 

Report: MGM considered moving James Bond to streaming but Apple/Netflix balked at $600m price tag

https://9to5mac.com/2020/10/24/apple-tv-james-bond-mgm-deal/#more-675031

 

10 Tricks to Get the Most Out of Your Amazon Fire Tablet

https://gizmodo.com/10-tricks-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-amazon-fire-table-1845341341

 

Apple Glasses: Release date, price, features and leaks

Apple Glass could redefine wearable computing. Here's everything we know so far.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/apple-glasses

 

Facebook’s independent oversight board is now accepting cases

Users can appeal final content decisions by Facebook or Instagram

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/22/21528364/facebook-oversight-board-content-zuckerberg-policy

 

5 Ways Facebook Invades Your Privacy (and How to Stop It)

While we know Facebook harvests tons of user data, the social network also invades your privacy on a daily basis.

https://www.makeuseof.com/ways-facebook-invades-privacy-stop/

 

Poll: 1 in 3 Americans plan to buy the iPhone 12 – What you should know first

https://www.komando.com/gadgets/iphone-12-hidden-costs/760880/

 

Music-Streaming Services Remove Racist Content

The BBC found an excerpt of a Hitler speech, calls to white power, and songs celebrating the Holocaust, among other things on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and Deezer.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/music-streaming-services-remove-racist-content

 

Autorun Organizer

Easily manage the programs that automatically run every time you turn on your computer with the help of this intuitive piece of software

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

 

Ubuntu 20.10 on Raspberry Pi delivers the full Linux desktop and micro clouds

https://ubuntu.com/blog/ubuntu-20-10-on-raspberry-pi-delivers-the-full-linux-desktop-and-micro-clouds

 

Online Shopping: Just How Safe Is It?

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

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