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YouTuber Jeff Geerling reviews Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/youtuber-jeff-geerling-reviews-raspberry-pi-compute-module-4/

 

Microsoft releases Microsoft Edge Preview for Linux

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/21/microsoft-releases-microsoft-edge-preview-for-linux/

 

What Is a CPU, and What Does It Do?

https://www.howtogeek.com/694869/what-is-a-cpu-and-what-does-it-do/

 

Vastaamo breach: Is blackmailing individual customers the next extortion trend?

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/vastaamo-breach-is-blackmailing-individual-customers-the-next-extortion-trend/

 

Fortnite is reportedly coming back to iPhones as part of Nvidia’s cloud gaming service

  - Nvidia is looking to bring its GeForce Now cloud gaming service to Apple’s Safari mobile web browser, according to the BBC.

  - That would effectively allow Epic Games to bring Fortnite back to iPhones without having to pay the tech giant a cut of in-game transactions.

  - Fortnite was barred from the App Store earlier this year after it introduced an alternative payment method in the game.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/06/fortnite-could-return-to-apple-iphones-as-part-of-nvidia-geforce-now.html

 

Microsoft releases KB4580364 update to fix Windows 10 freezes

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-releases-kb4580364-update-to-fix-windows-10-freezes/

 

Get Microsoft's October patches installed — and seriously consider Win10 2004

Odd ancillary patches have their problems, but the mainstream October patches look pretty reliable. The big question: Is Win10 version 2004 up to your stability standards. I’m skeptical -- especially because it has few worthwhile improvements. (And, yes, Microsoft is pulling the old “damn the torpedoes” stunt with version 20H2.)

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3587778/get-microsofts-october-patches-installed-and-seriously-consider-win10-2004.html

 

WhatsApp disappearing messages will self-destruct after 7 days

Declutter your chats with vanishing messages.

https://www.cnet.com/news/whatsapp-disappearing-messages-will-self-destruct-after-seven-days/

 

How to Change Lock Screen Background to Windows Spotlight, Picture, or Slideshow in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5016-change-lock-screen-background-windows-10-a.html

 

Windows 10 Sets New Personal Record as Adoption Skyrockets

Windows 10 was already the number one desktop operating system in the world, but October brought another massive increase, allowing it to further consolidate its lead over all the other competing products.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-sets-new-personal-record-as-adoption-skyrockets-531437.shtml

 

Windows 10 install media tools are causing certificate problems

Microsoft warns users about a critical problem with installation tools that causes the loss of certificates on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-install-media-tools-certificate-problem/

 

Apple's 2021 iPhones Could Feature These Camera, Display and 5G Improvements

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/312e3c6e-0334-36f9-b196-1d09e366019e/apple-s-2021-iphones-could.html

 

Recent WebLogic Vulnerability Likely Exploited by Ransomware Operators

https://www.securityweek.com/recent-weblogic-vulnerability-likely-exploited-ransomware-operators

 

Facebook shuts down huge ‘Stop the Steal’ group

It accumulated more than 300,000 members

https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/5/21551551/facebook-stop-the-steal-group-misinformation-election-2020

 

Upgrade to a pixel-packed 28-inch 4K gaming monitor for just $240

Lenovo's L28u-30 4K FreeSync display is more than $60 off the MSRP right now.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3596511/upgrade-to-a-pixel-packed-28-inch-4k-gaming-monitor-for-just-240.html

 

10 Useful Tips to Reduce Mobile Data Usage and Save Money

Want to get the most out of your mobile data plan? Here's how to save mobile data with apps and tricks.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/save-money-mobile-internet-data-bill-apps-tricks/

 

MIT Researchers Developing a Sound-Powered Underwater GPS

They’re working on a battery-free system built on reflecting sound instead of generating it.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/mit-researchers-developing-a-sound-powered-underwater-gps

 

Slash your energy bill – 6 common power drains costing you money

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/slash-your-energy-bill-6-common-power-drains-costing-you-money/598718/

 

Office Web Apps advertisement on Windows 10 PCs

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

 

How to Create a Meeting Straight from an Email in Outlook

https://www.howtogeek.com/692670/how-to-create-a-meeting-straight-from-an-email-in-outlook/

 

New data shows just how badly home users overestimate IoT security

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/with-work-from-home-booming-new-data-shows-just-how-badly-home-users-overestimate-iot-security/

 

Sony’s new PS5 game console won’t be sold in stores on Nov. 12 release day

  - Sony’s new PS5 game console launches on Nov. 12.

  - Sony said it won’t be sold in stores due to the spread of coronavirus, so customers should plan to buy online.

  - Customers who already ordered it for pickup can schedule to do so with retailers, however.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/05/sonys-ps5-will-only-be-sold-online-not-in-stores-on-release-day.html

 

US shares info on Russian malware used to target parliaments, embassies

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-shares-info-on-russian-malware-used-to-target-parliaments-embassies/

 

Hands on: What it's actually like to use Windows apps on Chrome OS

Google's business-aimed plan for making Windows apps available on Chromebooks is officially now available — and for the first time, we're able to test it out firsthand.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3587557/windows-apps-on-chrome-os.html

 

Apple reportedly facing shortage of power chips for iPhones

Trade restrictions and COVID-19 appear to be to blame.

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-reportedly-facing-shortage-of-power-chips-for-iphones/

 

How to Enable or Disable Date and Time page in Settings in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/167664-how-enable-disable-date-time-page-settings-windows-10-a.html

 

Windows 10 Improves Updating Drivers on Windows Update

Microsoft is continuously looking into ways to improve the experience with Windows Update, and the next step for the company appears to be the driver department.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-improves-updating-drivers-on-windows-update-531422.shtml

 

HOW TO QUICKLY CREATE A MACOS BOOTABLE USB ON WINDOWS 10

Here are the steps to create a macOS Catalina bootable USB media with GPT partition support on Windows 10 to rescue your Mac computer.

https://pureinfotech.com/create-macos-bootable-usb-windows/

 

Apple's new iPad Air returns to an all-time low on Amazon

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-new-ipad-air-all-time-low-amazon-105032313.html

 

NETGEAR Router, WD NAS Device Hacked on First Day of Pwn2Own Tokyo 2020

https://www.securityweek.com/netgear-router-wd-nas-device-hacked-first-day-pwn2own-tokyo-2020

 

Sony confirms the PS5 won’t support SSD storage expansion at launch

‘This is reserved for a future update’

https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/5/21551165/sony-ps5-playstation-5-no-m2-ssd-expansion-launch

 

This 1080p, highly rated webcam is just over $25 today

This GESMA 1080p webcam is on sale for $25.19 on Amazon, down from a list price of $35 and the cheapest it's ever been.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3591582/this-1080p-highly-rated-webcam-is-just-over-25-today.html

 

25 Insanely Useful Websites That'll Come in Handy Someday

You should bookmark these insanely useful sites because you may need them someday without realizing it!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/more-useful-websites/

 

Restore Google's Old Icons With This Chrome Extension

Turn the new four-color symbols back into easily recognizable two-color icons.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/restore-googles-old-icons-with-this-chrome-extension

 

How to add restricted user profiles on an Android tablet

https://www.komando.com/privacy/user-profiles-android-tablets/762308/

 

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

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

 

How to Use Sound Recognition on iPhone

https://www.howtogeek.com/693029/how-to-use-sound-recognition-on-iphone/

 

Google patches two zero days in Chrome

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/google-patches-two-zero-days-in-chrome/

 

$1 billion worth of bitcoin linked to Silk Road black market is on the move, analysis shows

Silk Road, an online black market on the dark web, allowed people to sell drugs and other illegal goods.

About $1 billion worth of bitcoin believed to have originated from the site was moved out of a bitcoin wallet, according to Elliptic.

The blockchain analysis firm says it’s not clear whether Silk Road’s jailed creator, Ross Ulbricht, is behind the transaction.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/04/1-billion-of-bitcoin-linked-to-silk-road-is-on-the-move-elliptic.html

 

FBI: How Iranian hackers stole voter info from state election sites

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fbi-how-iranian-hackers-stole-voter-info-from-state-election-sites/

 

Microsoft expands anti-IE tack, compels 1,000 sites to open in Edge

Beginning with the release of Edge 87 in November, Microsoft plans to push more than 1,000 websites away from Internet Explorer to the much newer Edge browser.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3586186/microsoft-expands-anti-ie-tack-compels-1000-sites-to-open-in-edge.html

 

Best Mac VPN of 2020

These VPN services are flexible, fast and secure for use with Apple's MacOS.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-mac-vpns-for-2020/

 

How to Install and Uninstall Site as App on Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/161522-how-install-site-app-microsoft-edge-windows-10-a.html

 

Microsoft Edge

Chromium-based evolution of Microsoft's browser, built with a brand new engine and sporting a different yet familiar look, while also offering a bunch of new features along with support for Chrome extensions

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Browsers/Microsoft-Edge.shtml

 

How to reset Windows 10 Settings app when not working

If the Settings app on Windows 10 isn't working, you can reset it using a built-in option or PowerShell command – here's how.

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

 

The PlayStation 5 Doesn’t Quite Give Enough Bang for Your Buck

https://www.yahoo.com/news/playstation-5-doesn-t-quite-094658271.html

 

U.S. Seizes $1 Billion Worth of Bitcoin Connected to Silk Road

https://www.securityweek.com/us-seizes-1-billion-worth-bitcoin-connected-silk-road

 

Get the old Google icons back with this Chrome extension

You can at least control your web browser

https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/4/21550049/google-icons-restore-old-chrome-extension

 

Samsung's 1TB 970 EVO SSD is $40 cheaper than it was just days ago

Amazon is selling the awesome 970 Evo NVMe SSD for $40 less than it cost in October.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3588275/samsungs-1tb-970-evo-ssd-is-40-cheaper-than-it-was-just-days-ago.html

 

How to Install Windows Software Without the Bundled Junk

Want to install free Windows software without picking up malware? Here's how you do it.

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-install-windows-software-without-the-bundled-junk/

 

SpaceX's Starlink Can Start Serving Users in Canada, Regulator Says

However, SpaceX will reportedly still need to set up the ground stations in Canada necessary to operate the satellite internet system for local users.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/spacexs-starlink-can-start-serving-users-in-canada-regulator-says

 

Maintenance tip: 4 steps to clean your keyboard and mouse

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/clean-your-keyboard-and-mouse/596484/

 

Macrium Reflect 7.3 backup software update introduces native task scheduler

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

 

5 Ways to Quickly Open the System Window on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/697170/5-ways-to-quickly-open-the-system-window-on-windows-10/

 

What one threat group’s work tells us about the use of legit tools for illegitimate ends

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/what-one-threat-groups-work-tells-us-about-the-use-of-legit-tools-for-illegitimate-ends/

 

Elon Musk says Tesla was ‘about a month’ from bankruptcy during Model 3 ramp

  - In a Twitter conversation on Tuesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed that the carmaker was “about a month” from bankruptcy during the run-up in Model 3 production from mid-2017 to mid-2019.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/03/musk-tesla-was-about-a-month-from-bankruptcy-during-model-3-ramp.html

 

FBI shares technical details on Iran's fake Proud Boys emails

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fbi-shares-technical-details-on-irans-fake-proud-boys-emails/

 

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

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

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

 

Arson, water damage: Paper ballots are fragile. But there's a reason we don't vote online

Only a small group of voters is allowed to cast their vote online. There are good reasons why.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/arson-water-damage-paper-ballots-are-fragile-but-theres-a-reason-we-dont-vote-online/

 

How to Enable or Disable Shopping in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/167851-how-enable-disable-shopping-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Keyman Developer

An advanced tool that enables you to re-map your keyboard by creating several configurations in any language you wish, then install it to the system

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

 

SHOULD I INSTALL WINDOWS 10 20H2 ON MY PC? YES, BUT IT DEPENDS.

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

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

 

Apple facing iPhone 12 shortages

Apple is struggling to obtain power management chips for its devices due to trade restrictions, Bloomberg reports.

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/apple-facing-iphone-12-shortages-072929752.html

 

Hackers Demand $11 Million From Capcom After Ransomware Attack

https://www.securityweek.com/hackers-demand-11-million-capcom-after-ransomware-attack

 

iPhone 12 mini will charge slower over MagSafe than other iPhone 12 models

The smallest iPhone 12 is limited to 12W charging

https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/3/21547728/apple-iphone-12-mini-magsafe-wireless-charging-speed-slower

 

24-hour sale: Get spectacular Samsung SSDs at fantastic prices

Amazon has a one-day sale on Samsung SSDs including the 2TB T7 Portable for $250.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3586847/24-hour-sale-get-spectacular-samsung-ssds-at-fantastic-prices.html

 

How to Play Awesome Games on Any Budget

Lockdown means game time. But what if you can't afford the best games or a new console? Here's how to play great games on any budget.

https://www.makeuseof.com/play-awesome-games-budget/

 

Update Your iPhone Now: Apple Patches 3 iOS Flaws Being Exploited by Hackers

It's possible the vulnerabilities were chained together to help hackers hijack iPhones remotely. Fortunately, Apple has released a patch with iOS 12.4.9 and iOS 14.2.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/update-your-iphone-now-apple-patches-3-ios-flaws-being-exploited-by-hackers

 

Looking for work? New tool helps you plan a career change based on your skillset

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle/linkedin-skillset-tool/762374/

 

Here is how you download any Windows 10 version ISO from Microsoft

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/31/here-is-how-you-download-any-windows-10-version-iso-from-microsoft/

 

Manage your Linux backups with Rdiffweb

Get started backing up your data with Rdiffweb, an interface for the newly updated rdiff-backup.

https://opensource.com/article/20/10/rdiffweb?sc_cid=7013a00000267rgAAA

 

Best TVs for PS5 and Xbox Series X, Series S with 4K, 120 fps input and VRR

Next-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft work fine with your current TV, but to get the most out of their new graphics features you'll probably need to upgrade. Here's our picks.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-tvs-for-ps5-and-xbox-series-x-series-s-with-4k-120fps-input-and-vrr-hdmi-game-mode/

 

The Howff 3D scanning rig| The MagPi 99

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/the-howff-3d-scanning-rig-the-magpi-99/

 

Enbrighten Plug-in 2-Outlet Wi-Fi Smart Switch review: A wide, two-socket switch with an attractive price

An unusual design is perhaps the only frill on this smart plug.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3596389/enbrighten-plug-in-2-outlet-wi-fi-smart-switch-review.html

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Online Lottery Scams & Tips to Avoid (Especially in COVID-19 Time) (this has tips for other scam avoidance to look at)

https://lotteryngo.com/online-lottery-scams/

 

Deepfake bot on Telegram is violating women by forging nudes from regular pics

Free, easy and requiring just a single still photo, the deepfake bot has produced more than 100,000 fake pornographic images publicly posted online for anyone to see.

https://www.cnet.com/news/deepfake-bot-on-telegram-is-violating-women-by-forging-nudes-from-regular-pics/

 

How to Enable and Use Vertical Tabs in Microsoft Edge

https://www.howtogeek.com/697986/how-to-enable-and-use-vertical-tabs-in-microsoft-edge/

 

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

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

 

Fewer than 25 percent of companies deployed adequate security access control systems

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/fewer-than-25-percent-of-companies-deployed-adequate-security-access-control-systems/

 

The Week in Ransomware - October 30th 2020 - Hospitals under siege

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/the-week-in-ransomware-october-30th-2020-hospitals-under-siege/

 

How to Fix Webcam or Camera Not Working in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-webcam-not-working-windows10/

 

OneDrive gets one-click family and group sharing on the web

Say goodbye to typing in recipient after recipient one-by-one.

https://www.windowscentral.com/onedrive-gets-one-click-family-and-group-sharing-web

 

How to Enable Two Page View for PDF in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/167639-how-enable-two-page-view-pdf-microsoft-edge-chromium.html?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=72e5600dcd83850f2e26512724c643ebda6e2f81-1604681732-0-AdJWBlE9ZqbbuRJNGB_FQvqoEKTcgf5qwLYfD01YhumjfiFv55Xg8HWt0fom5VuGnvN9gOUM8zAzo2C-iNVVz8pOAcp6Yhwym4WYeCBvA9VEQTa_diU0hG5AmREFhacqZrP11fvDGdC9R5RrClBuaNflqC_xthlcdl7jN1_KUUiCxF-qbQliT-YnXL6gOmQnQ86ybiQsEtc0EcJDIRV-LC92TR2Wkud33ugh6Btgowy-seS1-uhrCfwOAkkKVEEfBr69kbqWvfoLSDLs1iwQyrBLDDXusDpAH_pJd84LPmisAZp3fnj2AMvxozz6TUsCLVffx-Zvy_EQbNDldkCApl7v-nOW_p9hC2EQzQHIAokp0ZhVn2d5E3UaLBW7-JXbHg

 

How to fix a Windows 10 black screen

Getting the dreaded Windows 10 black screen, with or without a cursor? Here are some simple (and not so simple) ways to banish it and get your desktop back.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3587588/how-to-fix-a-windows-10-black-screen.html

 

WINDOWS 10 21H2: 12 BIGGEST FEATURES EXPECTED IN 2021 (Fall - October)

The Windows 10 21H2 update is expected to arrive in 2021, and these are (thus far) the best new features and changes that may ship with this release.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-21h2-biggest-features-2021/

 

The Ultimate Cyber Security Tip

https://blog.knowbe4.com/the-ultimate-cyber-security-tip

 

AMD's New Ryzen Desktop CPUs Outshine Intel's Chips in First Reviews

AMD's newest desktop CPUs strongly outperform Intel's Comet Lake-S CPUs in content-creation and power consumption tests, while often slightly outperforming in gaming tests.

https://www.thestreet.com/investing/amd-new-ryzen-desktop-cpus-outperform-intel-chips-first-reviews?puc=yahoo&cm_ven=YAHOO

 

MSMG ToolKit

Useful tool that allows you to create your own bloat-free version of Windows by removing various telemetry components and all sorts of services and apps

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

 

Microsoft Is Playing Nice, and the Xbox Series X Is the Stellar Result

https://gizmodo.com/microsoft-is-playing-nice-and-the-xbox-series-x-is-the-1845575269

 

Nikon will let you use its cameras as high-end webcams

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/nikon-mirrorless-dslr-webcam-software-190305992.html

 

WHAT WE’RE VOTING FOR: PLATFORM REGULATION

It’s time to fix a fragile, vital system

https://www.theverge.com/21534729/election-day-2020-internet-platform-regulation-antitrust-privacy-security

 

Why Paying to Delete Stolen Data is Bonkers

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/11/why-paying-to-delete-stolen-data-is-bonkers/

 

WhatsApp 'Disappearing Messages' Are Auto-Deleted After One Week

The Facebook-owned platform is rolling out the ephemeral messaging option to users everywhere.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/whatsapp-disappearing-messages-are-auto-deleted-after-one-week

 

Google Meet adds another free feature to take on Zoom

https://www.komando.com/technology/google-meet-backgrounds/762528/

 

Best iPhone VPNs of 2020

These are the best virtual private networks for protecting your privacy on Apple iPhones.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-iphone-vpn-of-2020/

 

Did You Know? Amazon Has a Huge Used Product Market

https://www.howtogeek.com/696910/did-you-know-amazon-has-a-huge-used-product-market/

 

Microsoft begins Manifest v3 tests in Edge that impacts extensions like content blockers

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/15/microsoft-begins-manifest-v3-tests-in-edge-that-impacts-extensions-like-content-blockers/

 

Cybersecurity Talent Initiative resolves to shrink cyber skills gap, student debt

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/network-security/cybersecurity-talent-initiative-resolves-to-shrink-cyber-skills-gap-student-debt/

 

Windows 10's new resource monitor for gamers is now available

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10s-new-resource-monitor-for-gamers-is-now-available/

 

How to Sort Gmail Inbox by Sender, Subject, Date, and Other Filters

https://www.maketecheasier.com/sort-gmail-inbox-by-sender-subject-date/

 

G.SKILL announces extreme low-latency DDR4 memory kits

G.SKILL has some new memory kits on the way for high-end gaming setups.

https://www.windowscentral.com/gskil-announces-extreme-low-latency-ddr4-memory-kits

 

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

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

 

Is Windows the greatest cyberthreat to the 2020 US election?

With Election Day coming up fast, there’s evidence that Windows-based attacks could be imminent — or may have already started. Seeds of chaos being sown already?

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3585594/is-windows-the-greatest-cyberthreat-to-the-2020-us-election.html

 

How to enable history sync on Microsoft Edge

You can now sync web history across devices using Microsoft Edge, and here are the steps on how to enable the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-history-sync-microsoft-edge/

 

The Risk of Redirector Domains in Phishing Attacks

https://blog.knowbe4.com/the-risk-of-redirector-domains-in-phishing-attacks

 

Rosa Smothers: Secure the planet. [Intelligence]

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/career-notes/20/transcript

 

Brave Browser

Make your Internet surfing sessions more enjoyable by avoiding annoying ads and intrusive trackers using this appealing and intuitive browser

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

 

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Review: Meet the New Best Desktop Processor

https://gizmodo.com/amd-ryzen-9-5950x-review-meet-the-new-best-desktop-pro-1845573210

 

Ten years on, Kinect’s legacy goes beyond Xbox

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/kinect-10-years-retrospective-150011349.html

 

In its latest confusing decision, Twitter reinstates The New York Post

It is incredible that this is still happening

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/30/21542801/twitter-lifts-ny-post-ban-policy-changes

 

Two Charged in SIM Swapping, Vishing Scams

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/11/two-charged-in-sim-swapping-vishing-scams/

 

The Best Podcasts for 2020

Podcasts are a great way to pass the time, whether you're commuting, working, or relaxing. Check out our staff's 96 favorite podcasts in eight categories.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-best-podcasts

 

Get-rich-quick schemes spreading on social media – Protect your wallet

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/get-rich-quick-scam/762527/

 

Comcast, Walmart may team up on smart TVs

The companies are in talks to develop and sell TVs, according to the Wall Street Journal.

https://www.cnet.com/news/comcast-walmart-may-team-up-on-smart-tvs/

 

How to Stop Windows 10 From Automatically Using Tablet Mode

https://www.howtogeek.com/697100/how-to-stop-windows-10-from-automatically-using-tablet-mode/

 

Google is changing Chrome's caching to prevent snooping and improve security

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/14/google-is-changing-chromes-caching-to-prevent-snooping-and-improve-security/

 

Invoice or payment fraud attacks that target group email boxes jump more than 200%

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/invoice-or-payment-fraud-attacks-that-target-group-email-boxes-jump-more-than-200/

 

Windows kernel zero-day vulnerability used in targeted attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/windows-kernel-zero-day-vulnerability-used-in-targeted-attacks/

 

How to Fix Windows 10 Slow-Boot Problem

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-windows-10-slow-boot-problem/

 

Best Graphics Card 2020: Top GPUs for Gaming

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

 

How to Change Default Search Engine in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/152349-how-change-default-search-engine-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Warning: Multiple Windows 10 retirements ahead

Over the next seven weeks, two Windows 10 feature upgrades will hit the end of support. And a third dropped of the support list last week.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3586812/warning-multiple-windows-10-retirements-ahead.html

 

WINDOWS 10 21H2 WILL INTRODUCE BIG VISUAL CHANGES IN 2021 (Fall - October)

Windows 10 UI is getting a significant refresh in 2021 to remove inconsistencies and make the OS more modern.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-21h2-visual-changes-2021/

 

5 Ways Fake News is Amplifying Phishing and Fraud

https://ceoworld.biz/2020/10/22/5-ways-fake-news-is-amplifying-phishing-and-fraud/

 

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

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

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

 

Quick Access Popup Portable

Seamlessly create shortcuts to the programs, websites and directories you are accessing often when operating your computer with this tool

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/System/System-Enhancements/Quick-Access-Popup-Portable.shtml

 

Viral Video of Man Burning Trump Ballots Is Totally Fake

https://gizmodo.com/viral-video-of-man-burning-trump-ballots-is-totally-fak-1845580232

 

Apple Faces Shortages in Power Chips for iPhone 12

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-faces-shortages-power-chips-013222824.html

 

PlayStation 5 won’t be available for in-store purchase on launch day, Sony confirms

‘Please don’t plan on camping out or lining up at your local retailer on launch day in hopes of finding a PS5 console’

https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/5/21550842/sony-playstation-5-ps5-launch-day-in-store-purchases

 

FBI, DHS, HHS Warn of Imminent, Credible Ransomware Threat Against U.S. Hospitals

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/10/fbi-dhs-hhs-warn-of-imminent-credible-ransomware-threat-against-u-s-hospitals/

 

Renders for Nvidia's Rumored RTX 3060 Ti Card May Have Leaked

A key question will be the price. Will we get a truly midrange card at $350? Or will it be priced closer to $450, as some retailers in China have previously indicated?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/renders-for-nvidias-rumored-rtx-3060-ti-card-may-have-leaked

 

AirPods problems? Apple offering free replacements for faulty earbuds

https://www.komando.com/news/apple-airpods-free-replacement/762368/

 

Unemployed? Here are 8 online resume-writing services to help you land a new job

Whether you're looking for a template or professional help, these resume tools have you covered.

https://www.cnet.com/news/unemployed-here-are-the-best-online-resume-writing-services-to-help-you-land-a-new-job/

 

How to Mute Volume by Tapping the Back of Your iPhone

https://www.howtogeek.com/696498/how-to-mute-volume-by-tapping-the-back-of-your-iphone/

 

Windows 10 may soon notify you about new startup apps

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

 

Patch takeover: App developers, like WordPress, left to weigh backlash of forced security updates

https://www.scmagazine.com/website-web-server-security/patch-takeover-app-developers-like-wordpress-must-weigh-backlash-of-forced-security-updates/

 

UHS restores hospital systems after Ryuk ransomware attack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/uhs-restores-hospital-systems-after-ryuk-ransomware-attack/

 

A Quick Guide to Linux Partition Schemes

https://www.maketecheasier.com/quick-guide-to-linux-partition-schemes/

 

PowerToys video conference utility coming next week, new update brings loads of fixes

PowerToys' video conferencing utility isn't quite ready for primetime.

https://www.windowscentral.com/powertoys-video-conference-utility-coming-next-week-new-update-brings-loads-fixes

 

How to Change New Tab Page Layout and Background in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/144435-change-new-tab-page-layout-background-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

The Windows Bad Neighbor vulnerability explained — and how to protect your network

Attackers could use the Windows Bad Neighbor vulnerability to perform remote code execution or create buffer overflows. Patches and workarounds are available.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3586565/the-windows-bad-neighbor-vulnerability-explained-and-how-to-protect-your-network.html?upd=1604603223352

 

How to install WSL 2 with one command on Windows 10

You can now install all the WSL2 components with a single command, and here's how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/install-windows-subsystem-linux-command-windows-10/

 

NSA publishes list of top vulnerabilities currently targeted by Chinese hackers

NSA urges US public and private sector to apply patches or mitigations to prevent attacks.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/nsa-publishes-list-of-top-25-vulnerabilities-currently-targeted-by-chinese-hackers/#ftag=RSSbaffb68

 

Security Experts Alarmed by ‘Broken’ Cyber Market

Vendor bombast, overwhelmed buyers, murky lines of responsibility and the speed of change raise doubts on the strength of cyber defenses

https://www.wsj.com/articles/security-experts-alarmed-by-broken-cyber-market-11603359014?st=9az2qnmm3ifb08i&reflink=article_email_share

 

Malwarebytes Browser Guard for Chrome (and Chromium based browsers like Edge and many others)

(for some browsers like Edge and other, do a Google search for "Install Malwarebytes Browser Guard" and you may have to give permission to Allow other sources)

Enjoy fast and safe Internet browsing with the help of this neat Chrome extension that adds protection without affecting performance

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Chrome-Extensions/Malwarebytes-Browser-Extension-for-Chrome.shtml

 

The Xbox Series S Is for Gamers Who Hate Upgrades

https://gizmodo.com/the-xbox-series-s-is-for-gamers-who-hate-upgrades-1845577297

 

Fortnite to return to Apple devices via Nvidia cloud gaming service: BBC

https://www.yahoo.com/news/fortnite-set-return-apple-devices-185512937.html

 

Soothe your election nerves by solving crossword puzzles together on Twitch (or ignore all media or keep it to a minimum)

This is the most relaxed I’ve been all day

https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2020/11/3/21548163/twitch-crossword-puzzle-solve-together-nyt

 

Google Mending Another Crack in Widevine

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/10/google-mending-another-crack-in-widevine/

 

Most Americans Think Social Media Has a Negative Effect on the US (I'm one)

The Pew Research Center looked at public attitudes towards big tech as government scrutiny intensifies.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/most-americans-think-social-media-has-a-negative-effect-on-the-us

 

Hackers exploiting new Windows vulnerability – Is your system at risk?

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/hackers-exploiting-windows-flaw/762294/

 

AppleCare Plus quietly doubled its accident protection, without charging you extra

It's great news for those who are accident-prone or have a history of breaking their phone screens.

https://www.cnet.com/news/applecare-plus-quietly-doubled-its-accident-protection-without-charging-you-extra/

 

Russian cyber-attack spree shows what unrestrained internet warfare looks like

US indictment of operatives, accused of launching several attacks, gives a detailed account of how they went about their business

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/oct/19/russian-hackers-cyber-attack-spree-tactics

 

Fix Screen Resolution Problems in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-screen-resolution-problems-windows/

 

The New iPad Air Is So Good You Probably Don't Need the Pro

https://gizmodo.com/the-new-ipad-air-is-so-good-you-probably-dont-need-the-1845556159

 

US election: Officials say Iran, Russia actively interfering in 2020 presidential election | FULL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=233H_v2LlAU&t=10s

 

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 Japanese nuclear agency warns of cyber attack, turns off email systems

Please fax or phone us with your nuclear questions…

https://grahamcluley.com/japanese-nuclear-agency-cyber-attack/

 

Best laptops for remote learning

Keep students remote learning on track with these excellent laptops

https://www.laptopmag.com/best-picks/best-laptops-for-remote-learning

 

How to Choose a Custom Color for Your Start Menu

https://www.howtogeek.com/696949/how-to-choose-a-custom-color-for-your-start-menu/

 

Arlo Video Doorbell review: Arlo ousted Nest as my favorite video doorbell

Arlo's $150 Video Doorbell is still an excellent doorbell at a reasonable price.

https://www.cnet.com/reviews/arlo-video-doorbell-review/

 

Brooklyn & Vermont hospitals are latest Ryuk ransomware victims

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/brooklyn-and-vermont-hospitals-are-latest-ryuk-ransomware-victims/

 

Microsoft releases Microsoft Edge Preview for Linux

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/21/microsoft-releases-microsoft-edge-preview-for-linux/

 

Get Vizy AI Camera for Early Bird Price of $229

https://www.maketecheasier.com/deal/deal-vizy-ai-camera/

 

AMD launches 'Big Navi' Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs, starting at $580 November 18

Ryzen started the month, and now it's time for some new Radeon hardware from AMD.

https://www.windowscentral.com/amd-launches-big-navi-radeon-rx-6000-series-gpus

 

How to Repair System Files with SFC Command in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2895-run-sfc-command-windows-10-a.html?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=c6cc15607b442bad8d52c1d9c8ff924d2121c444-1604614968-0-AccecmAAlJsBhJKshG0CChyGLP5eZZCmg3EI-DOtsIRvj1UzRnnzOeJyLK2qSQUVX35EjjVStS118WwoRMFt2QTryqNXrEF14-w3-B6k_VnptYhO39FicmXILHZ6vv9LoCwitJ6GRflKA1Sy0C5qwnwNXk-UX5Qd6LieJZ9NgUzfsskNj_T6DhbNEw6CxmleKkC3Ad92TWg0e3jHJ6Iqi9GDsSiXgV10Ngkjl7Y228kOLe5YDkJgJw059Ck_ot1h3GVS_-7j5XgxKG0J9uLkMP0-zR37zGyjZFbEYNNEl7vECS7jgCFrkxOjyTs3wJp8T9TCajGnIAwR1uoJeSJwtGI

 

Microsoft’s Cloud PC plan for Apple Silicon and iOS?

As Apple’s major Mac event looms, more information concerning Microsoft’s cunning plan that lets Apple devices run Windows leaks…

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3596089/microsoft-s-cloud-pc-plan-for-apple-silicon-and-ios.html

 

Samsung redesigns its Galaxy Store to focus on games

The streamlined home screen has just two tabs: one for apps, the other for games.

https://www.engadget.com/samsung-galaxy-store-redesign-games-165511215.html

 

Wroba mobile banking trojan targets US smartphones

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/wroba-mobile-banking-trojan-targets-us-smartphones/

 

Bitdefender Home Scanner

Scans your home network to find all the connected devices, then analyzes each device to detect vulnerabilities and make security-related recommendations

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Security-Related/Bitdefender-Home-Scanner.shtml

 

Thinking of Buying an iPad? Read This First

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/wondering-ipad-buy-read-comprehensive-180000847.html

 

iPhone 12 camera replacement issues could hint at further restrictions on third-party Apple repairs

iFixit reports that there are major issues when replacing the camera

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/30/21542242/apple-iphone-12-third-party-repairs-ifixit-camera-module-replacement

 

How to Burn an ISO File to a USB Drive

Detailed instructions on 'burning' an ISO image to a USB flash drive

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-burn-an-iso-file-to-a-usb-drive-2619270

 

Privacy tip: Use this extension to say ‘no thanks’ to personalized ads

https://www.komando.com/downloads/iba-opt-out-extension/761262/https://www.komando.com/downloads/iba-opt-out-extension/761262/

 

20 Tips for Working From Home

The outbreak of the coronavirus has more people working from home than ever. If you're new to working remotely, these tips from a home-office pro can help you stay productive and maintain balance.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/get-organized-20-tips-for-working-from-home

 

Chromebooks vs. Windows 10 laptops: what should you buy?

Chromebooks vs laptops running Windows 10: Here is which one you should buy

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/chromebooks-vs-windows

 

How to Control the Brightness of Your iPhone’s Flashlight

https://www.howtogeek.com/692869/how-to-control-the-brightness-of-your-iphones-flashlight/

 

How to use Zoom like a pro: 15 video chat tips and tricks to try now

Here's how to change your Zoom background and your audio and video settings, and how to create breakout rooms.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-use-zoom-like-a-pro-15-video-chat-tips-and-tricks-to-try-now/

 

Georgia county voter information leaked by ransomware gang

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/georgia-county-voter-information-leaked-by-ransomware-gang/

 

Microsoft releases Process Monitor tool Procmon for Linux

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/07/20/microsoft-releases-process-monitor-tool-procmon-for-linux/

 

8 Tools to Easily Create a Custom Linux Distro

https://www.maketecheasier.com/6-tools-to-easily-create-your-own-custom-linux-distro/

 

Windows 10 October 2020 Update review: Subtle, but necessary

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

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

 

How to 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

 

Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 rolls on past 70%

Windows 10 accounted for 72.2% of Windows-only machines in October, according to U.S. analytics vendor Net Applications. At that rate of growth, it will run three out of four PCs by the end of January.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3199373/windows-by-the-numbers-windows-10-rolls-on-past-70.html

 

RISC-V is trying to launch an open-hardware revolution

It's an open-source processor design built to open up CPU design to all companies.

https://www.engadget.com/risc-v-upscaled-120000950.html

 

Cybersecurity Talent Initiative resolves to shrink cyber skills gap, student debt

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/network-security/cybersecurity-talent-initiative-resolves-to-shrink-cyber-skills-gap-student-debt/

 

Outlook4Gmail

Synchronize your Outlook and Gmail accounts by transferring all the important data like contacts and calendar events between them

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/E-mail/Mail-Utilities/Outlook4Gmail.shtml

 

Here's how companies got your phone number and a way to prevent future calls

https://www.yahoo.com/news/heres-companies-got-phone-number-100136291.html

 

MEET THE MAN WHO COULD LEAD THE GOP’S WAR ON PLATFORM MODERATION

Brendan Carr is next in line to run Trump’s FCC. His first task? Regulating social media.

https://www.theverge.com/21280814/brendan-carr-section-230-republican-party-regulation-social-media

 

How to Fix a Computer That Won't Turn On

What to do when your desktop, laptop, or tablet won't start

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-fix-a-computer-that-wont-turn-on-2624450

 

Chrome just added a handy feature to save what you’re reading – here’s how to use it

https://www.komando.com/technology/chrome-read-later-tool/762124/

 

Elon Musk: 'Several Thousand More' Starlink Public Beta Invites to Go Out Soon

In another tweet, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk also estimated the public beta for the company's satellite internet service will expand to the southern US in early 2021.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/elon-musk-several-thousand-more-starlink-public-beta-invites-to-go-out

 

PS5 and Xbox Series X may be available in-store at Target on launch day — how to get them

Read this before you pack your tent to camp out at Target

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/ps5-and-xbox-series-x-may-be-available-in-store-at-target-on-launch-day-how-to-get-them

 

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/

 

iPhone 12's four models compared: Differences between iPhone 12, Pro, Pro Max and Mini

A spec-by-spec comparison of Apple's newly announced iPhone 12 devices.

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-iphone-12-vs-iphone-12-pro-vs-iphone-12-mini-vs-iphone-12-pro-max-all-specs-price-compared/

 

Emotet campaign used parked domains to deliver malware payloads

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/emotet-campaign-used-parked-domains-to-deliver-malware-payloads/

 

Firefox 82 for Android is now available

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/01/firefox-82-for-android-is-now-available/

 

How to Enable or Disable Turbo Boost on Your Mac

https://www.maketecheasier.com/enable-turbo-boost-mac/

 

Instagram, YouTube, and over 1,000 sites will be forced to open in Microsoft Edge instead of Internet Explorer

Over 1,000 websites will soon be forced to open in Microsoft Edge instead of Internet Explorer.

https://www.windowscentral.com/instagram-youtube-and-other-major-sites-will-be-forced-open-microsoft-edge-instead-internet-explorer

 

WinDBG - The Basics for Debugging Crash Dumps in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5558-windbg-basics-debugging-crash-dumps-windows-10-a.html

 

Microsoft gets ready for Apple Silicon Macs

Microsoft seems focused on delivering on its promise to bring Office to Apple Silicon Macs.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3588102/microsoft-gets-ready-for-apple-silicon-macs.html

 

PlayStation CEO thinks VR's bright future is still years away

Sony "won’t [take] any immediate leaps forward” when it comes to VR, he said.

https://www.engadget.com/playstation-ceo-vr-interview-053124788.html

 

Invoice or payment fraud attacks that target group email boxes jump more than 200%

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/invoice-or-payment-fraud-attacks-that-target-group-email-boxes-jump-more-than-200/

 

Vivaldi

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

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

 

A key selling point of the next-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles can't be used on the vast majority of TVs

https://www.yahoo.com/news/key-selling-point-next-gen-125019476.html

 

Russian hacker group reportedly targeted state Democratic parties in repeat of 2016 attacks

Reuters says the group tried to hack Democratic parties in two states as well as several think tanks

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/30/21541822/russian-hackers-elections-democrats-clinton-emails-fancy-bear

 

How to Wipe a Hard Drive

Wipe a computer hard drive clean with these steps

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-wipe-a-hard-drive-2624527

 

Study reveals the apps that grab the most personal data

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/data-grabbing-apps/762166/

 

Spotify Amplifies Artists in Exchange for Royalty Reduction

A new trial invites artists and labels to flag tracks and albums for better discovery.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/spotify-amplifies-artists-in-exchange-for-royalty-reduction

 

Windows 7 is more popular than it should be — it's time to upgrade to Windows 10

Windows 7 is the second most popular OS; it's time to upgrade Nana's computer

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/windows-7-is-more-popular-than-it-should-be-its-time-to-upgrade-to-windows-10

 

Read This to Understand Windows 10 Update Names and Numbers

https://www.howtogeek.com/697411/read-this-to-understand-windows-10-update-names-and-numbers/

 

MacOS Big Sur compatibility: Find out if your device will work with the new OS

If you've got any of these devices, you'll be able to get a look at the latest operating system from Apple before it's officially released.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/macos-big-sur-compatibility-find-out-if-your-device-will-work-with-the-new-os/

 

Critical Oracle WebLogic flaw actively targeted in attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/critical-oracle-weblogic-flaw-actively-targeted-in-attacks/

 

Block distracting websites in Firefox with Impulse Blocker

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/01/block-distracting-websites-in-firefox-with-impulse-blocker/

 

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

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

 

How to scan documents on Windows 10

If you need to scan physical documents, in this guide, we'll show you two easy ways to get that done on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-scan-documents-windows-10

 

How to Enable or Disable Startup Boost in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/167068-how-enable-disable-startup-boost-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Microsoft cheat sheets: Dive into Windows and Office apps

These guides will help you find your way around several generations of Microsoft’s Office apps for Windows — and Windows itself.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3199247/microsoft-cheat-sheets-dive-into-windows-and-office-apps.html

 

YouTube Music finally lets users filter out liked YouTube videos

You can use YouTube Music without 'liked' videos popping up in your playlists.

https://www.engadget.com/youtube-music-likes-031217931.html

 

Fired Amazon employee shared customer email addresses with third party

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/insider-threats/fired-amazon-employee-shared-customer-email-addresses-with-third-party/

 

Thunderbird

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

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

 

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

 

THERE’S NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO PLAY VIDEO GAMES

The rare bright spot in a terrible year

https://www.theverge.com/21536084/video-games-ps4-ps5-xbox-series-x-among-us-animal-crossing

 

How to Fix: I Forgot My iPad Password or Passcode

Get back into your iPad with these tips

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-forgot-ipads-password-1994344

 

Don’t open this email about a ‘Zoom conference call’ – it’s a ‘sextortion’ scam

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/zoom-sextortion-scam/762168/

 

Wayback Machine Adds Fact-Checks to Archived Web Pages

The fact-checks appear as yellow banners at the top of the page. 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/wayback-machine-adds-fact-checks-to-archived-web-pages

 

Windows 10 security flaw is under active attack — what you need to know

A patch is expected within the next week

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/windows-10-security-flaw-is-under-active-attack-what-you-need-to-know

 

Maze ransomware gang says it has quit the cybercrime business

https://grahamcluley.com/maze-ransomware-gang-closes/

 

Microsoft releases manual update that kills Flash on Windows

You'll have to snag the update manually, but it's expected to hit Windows Update in 2021.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-releases-manual-update-kills-flash-windows

 

Apple AirPods with a wireless charging case hit a new low price of $108

This Walmart sale is the lowest price we've seen for AirPods with a wireless charging case.

https://www.engadget.com/airpods-walmart-sale-231307118.html

 

COVID-19 is surging across the US and Europe. Here are the 9 most common mistakes people make when trying to protect themselves from the virus.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/covid-19-surging-across-us-155100970.html

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The 20 Most Hacked Passwords in the World: Is Yours Here? (password manager program provide a random password generator from 3 to 100 characters, some site restrict to 24, 32 or 36 characters)

https://www.safetydetectives.com/blog/the-most-hacked-passwords-in-the-world/

 

COVID-19 charity fraud is on the rise, warns the FBI—here’s how to safely donate without getting scammed this holiday season

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/covid19-charity-fraud-holiday-season-norton-security-online-cyber-crime-162400940.html

 

How to Use Exponents in Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/697481/how-to-use-exponents-in-excel/

 

You can now uninstall Flash on Windows 10 and 8.1 using KB4577586

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/28/you-can-now-uninstall-flash-on-windows-10-and-8-1-using-kb4577586/

 

Microsoft warns hackers are still abusing Windows Zerologon bug

If you haven't patched your Windows Server devices yet, now is the time to do so

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-warns-hackers-are-still-abusing-windows-zerologon-bug

 

Microsoft Teams surges to 115 million daily active users, up from 75 million in April

Teams is seeing huge growth as more people are working from home.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-teams-surges-115-million-daily-active-users-75-million-april

 

How to Set a Music Sleep Timer on Your iPhone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/set-music-sleep-timer-iphone/

 

Patch takeover: App developers, like WordPress, left to weigh backlash of forced security updates

https://www.scmagazine.com/website-web-server-security/patch-takeover-app-developers-like-wordpress-must-weigh-backlash-of-forced-security-updates/

 

Windows 10 will service Automatic driver updates and Manual driver updates differently

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-to-redefine-manual-driver-servicing-experience-103920/

 

Ransomware may ramp up, Apple reportedly developing search engine

https://www.cnet.com/videos/ransomware-may-ramp-up-apple-reportedly-developing-search-engine/

 

How to Enable or Disable Driver Signature Enforcement and Test Mode in Windows 10

https://tinyurl.com/yxbujsma

 

Twitter user growth stalled after big gains earlier this year

But revenue recovered after the coronavirus slowed things down last quarter.

https://www.engadget.com/twitter-q3-2020-earnings-210934873.html

 

Microsoft Suddenly Loves Windows Again

It’s not a secret that Microsoft’s modern transformation forced the company to focus more on the enterprise side of its business, leaving behind consumer-oriented products like Windows 10 Mobile and investing in those that bring home the bacon, like Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-suddenly-loves-windows-again-531425.shtml

 

How to Connect the iPad to Your TV Wirelessly or With Cables

If you have the right adapters, it's easy to do

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-connect-the-ipad-to-your-tv-wirelessly-or-with-cables-1994480

 

Hacking group is targeting US hospitals with Ryuk ransomware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hacking-group-is-targeting-us-hospitals-with-ryuk-ransomware/

 

DropLabs’ EP-01 speaker shoes make for an excellent VR accessory

They’re too heavy and cumbersome to use as casual wear, but VR is another story

https://www.theverge.com/21540805/droplabs-ep-01-speaker-shoes-virbrating-bass-review-virtual-reality-gaming

 

Acer Chromebook R 13 Review

https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/laptops/acer-chromebook-r-13

 

Rising Ransomware Breaches Underscore Cybersecurity Failures

Ransomware's continued success speaks volumes about what's at stake for businesses and people, and, perhaps, the cybersecurity industry's inability to adapt quickly enough to protect everyone.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/rising-ransomware-breaches-underscore-cybersecurity-failures/d/d-id/1339340

 

Use this fast, free check to see if your email address is spreading spam

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/is-your-email-spreading-spam/761875/

 

Wayback Machine Adds Fact-Checks to Archived Web Pages

The fact-checks appear as yellow banners at the top of the page. 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/wayback-machine-adds-fact-checks-to-archived-web-pages

 

Here are all of the new products Apple is still expected to launch this year

https://www.yahoo.com/news/products-apple-expected-launch-150000128.html

 

How to Hide Most Used Apps in the Start Menu on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/694784/how-to-hide-most-used-apps-in-the-start-menu-on-windows-10/

 

How to disable the display of recent searches in Windows 10's Search Box

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/17/how-to-disable-the-display-of-recent-searches-in-windows-10s-search-box/

 

Best free cloud storage service of 2020

The best free services for backing up and sharing your files securely

https://www.techradar.com/best/best-free-cloud-storage-service

 

Acer TravelMate P6 review: Lightweight business laptop with outstanding battery life

The Acer TravelMate P6 delivers surprising battery life and a colorful display, but does it compete with the business laptop sector's heavy hitters?

https://www.windowscentral.com/acer-travelmate-p6-review

 

Is Apple Developing an Alternative to Google Search?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/apple-developing-alternative-to-google-search/

 

‘Zombie’ Ryuk ransomware group returns from the grave

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/zombie-ryuk-ransomware-group-returns-from-the-grave/

 

Google discovers critical zero-day security vulnerability in Windows 10

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/google-discovers-critical-zero-day-security-vulnerability-in-windows-10-103916/

 

Have a new iPhone 12? Change these 13 settings right away

A clutter-free home screen, do not disturb, longer battery life and more reliable device unlocking are all instantly achievable on your iPhone with some quick settings changes.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/have-a-new-iphone-12-change-these-13-settings-right-away/

 

How to Install Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Distros in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/127618-install-windows-subsystem-linux-wsl-distros-windows-10-a.html

 

Facebook is losing users in the US and Canada

The surge Facebook saw at the start of the pandemic appears to be slowing down.

https://www.engadget.com/facebook-q3-2020-earnings-204642328.html

 

Windows 10 Improves Updating Drivers on Windows Update

Microsoft is continuously looking into ways to improve the experience with Windows Update, and the next step for the company appears to be the driver department.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-improves-updating-drivers-on-windows-update-531422.shtml

 

How Apple Could Use the iPhone’s Secret Reverse-Charger

Concealed power

https://www.lifewire.com/how-apple-could-use-the-iphone-s-secret-reverse-charger-5085157

 

REvil ransomware gang claims over $100 million profit in a year

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/revil-ransomware-gang-claims-over-100-million-profit-in-a-year/

 

LG WING REVIEW: LEARNING TO FLY, FAILING TO SOAR

LG’s latest dual-screen phone flies too close to the sun

https://www.theverge.com/21536659/lg-wing-review-dual-screen-price-specs-features

 

Asus Chromebook C202 Review

https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/laptops/asus-chromebook-c202

 

New Wroba Campaign Is Latest Sign of Growing Mobile Threats

After years of mostly targeting users in Japan, Korea, and other countries in the region, operators of the Trojan expanded their campaign to the US this week.

https://www.darkreading.com/mobile/new-wroba-campaign-is-latest-sign-of-growing-mobile-threats/d/d-id/1339339

 

Use this fast, free check to see if your email address is spreading spam

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/is-your-email-spreading-spam/761875/

 

Apple Announces Nov. 10 Event, Likely to Introduce ARM-Powered Mac

Apple has previously said it'll introduce an ARM-based Mac computer by the end of this year. So it's looking likely the company will show off the new product at next week's event.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/apple-announces-nov-10-event-likely-to-introduce-arm-powered-mac

 

This 'do-it-all' device will turn your new iPad Air into a laptop — plus, you can use it in 4 different ways

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/device-turns-ipad-air-laptop-220040316.html

 

10 Great iPhone Home Screen Widgets to Get You Started

https://www.howtogeek.com/696480/10-great-iphone-home-screen-widgets-to-get-you-started/

 

Add Everything Search to the Windows Taskbar for even faster searches

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

 

Microsoft Excel update will take spreadsheets to the next level

Upcoming Microsoft Excel update will introduce support for custom data types

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-excel-update-is-promising-a-massive-overhaul

 

Xbox Series X, NVIDIA GPUs may hit black screen with buggy HDMI 2.1 AV receivers

A black screen awaits gamers with certain AV receivers from Panasonic.

https://www.windowscentral.com/hdmi-21-bug-causing-black-screens-xbox-series-x-and-nvidia-ampere

 

9 Common ADB Commands You Should Know

https://www.maketecheasier.com/common-adb-commands/

 

Fired Amazon employee shared customer email addresses with third party

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/insider-threats/fired-amazon-employee-shared-customer-email-addresses-with-third-party/

 

Show desktop not working or missing in Windows 10 Taskbar

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/show-desktop-not-working

 

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

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

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-cheap-vpn-for-2020-three-good-options/

 

How to Enable or Disable Driver Signature Enforcement and Test Mode in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/156602-how-enable-disable-driver-signature-enforcement-windows-10-a.html

 

SteelSeries' Aerox 3 mice are water-resistant despite being full of holes

The company says they're the first gaming mice to receive an IP54 rating.

https://www.engadget.com/steelseries-gaming-mouse-aerox-3-ip54-rating-180255477.html

 

Internet Explorer Will Automatically Load Microsoft Edge for Incompatible Sites

Microsoft Edge is Microsoft’s modern bet in the browser market, so Internet Explorer is just an old application with absolutely no future right now.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/internet-explorer-will-automatically-load-microsoft-edge-for-incompatible-sites-531409.shtml

 

How Unemployment Debit Card Freezes Signal Rising Fraud

Track your transactions

https://www.lifewire.com/how-unemployment-debit-card-freezes-signal-rising-fraud-5084657

 

Home Depot blunder emails customer order info to strangers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/home-depot-blunder-emails-customer-order-info-to-strangers/

 

Here are the best AirPods deals you can get right now

Deals are almost always happening

https://www.theverge.com/21302051/best-apple-airpods-deals

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 sees $370 price cut in cheap laptop deal

Save $370 on Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/lenovo-ideapad-flex-5-sees-dollar370-price-cut-in-cheap-laptop-deal

 

JavaScript Obfuscation Moves to Phishing Emails

Attackers are hiding malicious payloads in phishing emails via a technique traditionally used to hide malicious code planted on websites.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/javascript-obfuscation-moves-to-phishing-emails/d/d-id/1339332

 

Nasty shopping and shipping text scams spreading right now

https://www.komando.com/privacy/text-scams-spreading-now/761485/

 

Apple TV App Coming to Xbox One and Series X

When they go on sale Nov. 10, the Xbox Series X and Series S will also arrive with the most popular streaming apps, including Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu, among others.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/apple-tv-app-coming-to-xbox-one-and-series-x

 

Identity theft is on the rise during COVID-19: how to protect yourself right now

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/online-security-tools-covid-191820059.html

 

Your Keyboard’s Media Keys Work in All Modern Web Browsers

https://www.howtogeek.com/698434/your-keyboards-media-keys-work-in-all-modern-web-browsers/

 

Windows 10 version 21H1 could be a minor update (this is what may come with Windows 2104 version in 2021)

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/03/windows-10-version-21h1-could-be-a-minor-update/

 

Best password managers in 2020 : Free and paid software to secure your passwords

Password managers you can trust to protect all your login details and ensure your online accounts are safe

https://www.techradar.com/best/password-manager

 

Knock 25% off the price of a Sabrent Rocket internal or external solid state drive

https://www.windowscentral.com/knock-25-price-sabrent-rocket-internal-or-external-solid-state-drive

 

11 of the Best Windows 10 Themes You Should Check Out

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-windows-10-themes/

 

Dr. Reddy Labs discloses cyberattack soon after getting ok for final COVID vaccine trial

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/dr-reddy-labs-discloses-cyberattack-soon-after-getting-ok-for-final-covid-vaccine-trial/

 

Deleted files keep coming back or reappearing in Recycle Bin

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/deleted-files-keep-coming-back-recycle-bin

 

Winter is coming. Know what to wear with this $40 wireless weather station

Or, if rain's your game, here's a wireless rain gauge for $50.

https://www.cnet.com/news/winter-is-coming-know-what-to-wear-with-this-40-wireless-weather-station/

 

Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5470-enable-disable-driver-verifier-windows-10-a.html

 

Microsoft Excel spreadsheets now take custom live data

Who knew spreadsheets could be exciting?

https://www.engadget.com/microsoft-excel-custom-live-data-152307964.html

 

Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 Certificate Bug

Microsoft has recently acknowledged a new bug in Windows 10, and the company says that the only to fix it is to just go back to the previous version of the operating system.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-confirms-windows-10-certificate-bug-531447.shtml

 

Can You Clear the Clipboard on an iPhone? Technically, Yes.

There's an easy workaround you can use

https://www.lifewire.com/clear-clipboard-on-iphone-5083141

 

Microsoft Defender ATP adds vulnerable Windows device tracking

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-defender-atp-adds-vulnerable-windows-device-tracking/

 

PS5 VS. XBOX SERIES X: THE NEXT-GEN CONSOLES IN PHOTOS

These giants are ready to invade your living room

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/27/21535180/sony-ps5-playstation-5-photos-hands-on-xbox-series-x-comparison

 

The best refurbished laptop deals in November 2020

Save big with a refurb

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

 

Microsoft Warns of Ongoing Attacks Exploiting Zerologon

The vulnerability, patched in August, has been weaponized by APT groups and prompted CISA to issue a security alert.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/microsoft-warns-of-ongoing-attacks-exploiting-zerologon/d/d-id/1339335

 

Kim’s favorite way to preserve priceless photos and videos

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/kims-favorite-way-to-preserve-priceless-photos-and-videos/762065/

 

SpaceX's Starlink Satellite Internet Speeds Impress Early Beta Testers

It's still early days, but one beta user posted a speed test showing Starlink delivering a 174Mbps download speed in rural Montana while latency averaged at 33 milliseconds.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/spacexs-starlink-satellite-internet-speeds-impress-early-beta-testers

 

Protect Your iPad Air With One of These Cases

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/best-cases-covers-apple-ipad-102800792.html

 

What is Hardware Clean Boot in Windows 10 OS?

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/what-is-hardware-clean-boot-in-windows

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3 Things About Coronavirus Vaccines That You Almost Certainly Won't Like

No, the familiar "this will only sting a little" you hear from healthcare providers isn't one of them.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/11/01/3-things-about-coronavirus-vaccines-that-you-almos/?source=eptyholnk0000202

 

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

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

 

Intel's Iris Xe Max dedicated graphics are now available in laptops

Acer, ASUS and Dell are among the first with the dedicated GPU.

https://www.engadget.com/intel-iris-xe-max-laptops-available-191712135.html

 

How to Minimize Anxiety While Watching Election Day Coverage

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-minimize-anxiety-and-fear-while-watching-electio-1845540293

 

What's Section 230? Everything you need to know about free speech on social media

Republicans and Democrats are considering reforms to weaken liability protections for social media companies.

https://www.cnet.com/news/whats-section-230-everything-you-need-to-know-about-free-speech-on-social-media/

 

Privacy-focused social network True leaves user data exposed online

Oh, the unfortunate irony

https://www.techradar.com/news/privacy-focused-social-network-true-leaves-user-data-exposed-online

 

Voting Machines on eBay Could Pose Security Risk

Election collectibles or dangerous objects?

https://www.lifewire.com/voting-machines-on-ebay-could-pose-security-risk-5084473

 

Windows 10 Optional Update removes Adobe Flash Player for good

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-optional-update-removes-adobe-flash-player-for-good-103873/

 

Microsoft is testing a new Windows 10 device setup feature

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

 

Windows 10 Update Will Eliminate Adobe Flash for Good

https://www.maketecheasier.com/windows-10-update-eliminate-adobe-flash/

 

WinDBG - The Basics for Debugging Crash Dumps in Windows 10

https://tinyurl.com/y4vwjbzl

 

6 Important Details to Consider When Picking Your Next Android Phone

Next time you're in the market for an Android phone, consider these important factors carefully.

https://www.makeuseof.com/details-picking-next-android-phone/

 

AMD Radeon RX 6000 GPUs: Everything you need to know about 'Big Navi'

AMD's Radeon RX 6000 lineup of "Big Navi" graphics cards has been revealed. Here's what you need to know about specs, performance, price, and release date.

https://www.windowscentral.com/amd-radeon-rx-6000-need-know

 

Microsoft shares list of URLs required by Microsoft Defender ATP

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-shares-list-of-urls-required-by-microsoft-defender-atp/

 

Forrester: Insider threats, online sellers and non-U.S. cyber investment likely to rise

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/forrester-insider-threats-online-sellers-and-non-u-s-cyber-investment-likely-to-rise/

 

Windows 10X Set to Reach RTM in Just Two Months

The dual-screen Windows 10X experience

Windows 10X is one of Microsoft’s most ambitious software projects lately, as it’s a new operating system supposed to power dual-screen and foldable experiences.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10x-set-to-reach-rtm-in-just-two-months-531408.shtml

 

Samsung regains top smartphone vendor spot as Xiaomi overtakes Apple

Unsurprisingly, Huawei’s reign didn’t last long

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/29/21541408/smartphone-market-share-q3-2020-samsung-apple-huawei-xiaomi

 

The best VPN Black Friday deals 2020

It's not all about Amazon – there are some excellent VPN Black Friday deals, too

https://www.tomsguide.com/best-picks/vpn-black-friday-deals

 

Rising Ransomware Breaches Underscore Cybersecurity Failures

Ransomware's continued success speaks volumes about what's at stake for businesses and people, and, perhaps, the cybersecurity industry's inability to adapt quickly enough to protect everyone.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/rising-ransomware-breaches-underscore-cybersecurity-failures/d/d-id/1339340

 

Have an Echo? 5 security settings to check now

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/echo-security-settings/761902/

 

This AI Identifies Asymptomatic COVID Carriers by Their Cough

A neural network created by MIT to look for signs of Alzheimer's has been applied to COVID-19 and accurately identified 98.5 percent of coughs from people who were confirmed to have novel coronavirus.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/this-ai-identifies-asymptomatic-covid-carriers-by-their-cough

 

WeWork employees used an alarmingly insecure printer password

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/wework-employees-used-alarmingly-insecure-170016415.html

 

FBI, Homeland Security detail how Iranian hackers stole US voter data

Poorly configured sites were partly to blame.

https://www.engadget.com/fbi-details-iran-hacker-voter-data-theft-160352183.html

 

How to Remove Adobe Flash from Windows 10 in 5 Minutes

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-remove-adobe-flash-from-windows-10-in-5-minutes-1845509875

 

Zuckerberg, Dorsey and Pichai face off with Congress over Section 230, free speech

The Facebook, Twitter and Google CEOs sparred with a Senate committee over a foundational internet law.

https://www.cnet.com/news/zuckerberg-dorsey-and-pichai-face-off-with-congress-over-section-230-free-speech/

 

Ryuk ransomware returns and takes multiple US hospitals offline

Brooklyn and Vermont hospitals latest to report Ryuk ransomware attacks

https://www.techradar.com/news/ryuk-ransomware-returns-and-takes-multiple-us-hospitals-offline

 

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

 

Bing having problems indexing Cloudflare hosting sites?

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/bing-having-problems-indexing-cloudflare-hosting-sites-103859/

 

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

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

 

How to Fix Kernel Security Check Failure in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-kernel-security-check-failure-windows/

 

How to Enable or Disable Vertical Tabs in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://tinyurl.com/y5ubhd8k

 

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/

 

Best Thunderbolt 3 Laptops 2020

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-thunderbolt-3-laptops

 

Microsoft: Iranian attackers hacked security conference attendees

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-iranian-attackers-hacked-security-conference-attendees/

 

How science selects a password policy

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/how-science-selects-a-password-policy/

 

Cairo Desktop

A customizable and modern-looking desktop environment that replaces the standard Windows desktop, providing easy access to folders and settings

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Shell-Replacements/Cairoshell-Desktop-Environment.shtml

 

Google is bringing its own VPN to desktops and phones with $9.99 Google One subscription

Your cloud storage now comes with more secure browsing

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/29/21541032/google-one-vpn-cloud-storage-subscription

 

Windows 10 PCs are under attack — how to protect yourself now

Google blindsides Microsoft with full disclosure before patch available

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-drops-windows-zero-day-no-fix

 

New Wroba Campaign Is Latest Sign of Growing Mobile Threats

After years of mostly targeting users in Japan, Korea, and other countries in the region, operators of the Trojan expanded their campaign to the US this week.

https://www.darkreading.com/mobile/new-wroba-campaign-is-latest-sign-of-growing-mobile-threats/d/d-id/1339339

 

Nasty shopping and shipping text scams spreading right now

https://www.komando.com/privacy/text-scams-spreading-now/761485/

 

Getting Static or Crackling in Your AirPods Pro? Apple Will Fix It for Free

'A small percentage of AirPods Pro may experience sound issues,' according to Apple.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/getting-static-or-crackling-in-your-airpods-pro-apple-will-fix-it-for-free

 

Simple ways to back up all those photos on your phone

https://www.yahoo.com/news/simple-ways-back-those-photos-120042466.html

 

Google Meet starts rolling out custom backgrounds to web users

Support for mobile users is coming soon, according to the company.

https://www.engadget.com/google-meet-custom-backgrounds-201805183.html

 

How to Switch to Vertical Tabs in Edge Chromium

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-switch-to-vertical-tabs-in-edge-chromium-1845510183

 

iOS 14: 9 hidden iPhone features we discovered after installing

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

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/ios-14-best-hidden-features-apple-iphone-picture-in-picture-default-email-app-hidden-photos/

 

Using a Synology NAS? Patch this MITM vulnerability now

Company fixes NAS vulnerability in update

https://www.techradar.com/news/using-a-synology-nas-patch-this-mitm-vulnerability-now

 

How to Use the EDATE Function in Excel

Find a date in the past or future using this function

https://www.lifewire.com/edate-function-in-excel-5082947

 

Take Control Of Your Privacy using one of these browsers or tools

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/take-control-of-your-privacy-using-one-of-these-browsers-or-tools

 

Windows 10 gets NVM SSD drive monitoring capabilities

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

 

5 Ways to Check Hard Disk Health on Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/check-hard-disk-health-windows/

 

How to Turn On or Off File and Printer Sharing in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/49753-turn-off-file-printer-sharing-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Bypass Blocked Sites: 5 Methods to Try

You're at work or school and want to check Facebook or YouTube... but it's blocked? Here's how to bypass blocked sites without anyone knowing!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-methods-to-bypass-blocked-sites/

 

Microsoft Edge lines up vertical tabs for Dev channel testers

It's time to stack up those tabs and see more of the web.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-edge-dev-channel-lines-vertical-tabs-dev-channel-testers

 

Microsoft Defender ATP scars admins with false Cobalt Strike alerts

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-defender-atp-scars-admins-with-false-cobalt-strike-alerts/

 

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/

 

WezTerm

Say goodbye to the boring Command Prompt and give this GPU-accelerated, highly customizable, and cross-platform terminal emulator a chance

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Programming/Wezterm.shtml

 

Facebook weathers ad boycott and messy election season to report massive growth

Facebook’s third quarter earnings reported huge revenue and user growth

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/29/21540820/facebook-q3-2020-earnings-ad-boycott-2020-election-growth-revenue

 

Zoom blackmail scam threatens to reveal private videos — what you need to know

Sextortion email claims to see you being naughty

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/zoom-blackmail-scam-threatens-to-reveal-private-videos-what-you-need-to-know

 

JavaScript Obfuscation Moves to Phishing Emails

Attackers are hiding malicious payloads in phishing emails via a technique traditionally used to hide malicious code planted on websites.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/javascript-obfuscation-moves-to-phishing-emails/d/d-id/1339332https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/javascript-obfuscation-moves-to-phishing-emails/d/d-id/1339332

 

5 reasons smart light bulbs should be part of your smart home

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/smart-light-bulb-features/761240/

 

Raspberry Pi 400 Is a $70 Computer in a Keyboard

The compact keyboard is a faster version of last year's Raspberry Pi 4 Model B.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/raspberry-pi-400-is-a-70-computer-in-a-keyboard

 

What it's like to get locked out of Google indefinitely

https://www.yahoo.com/news/locked-google-indefinitely-090100759.html

 

Take great notes with this smart pen and writing pad combo

The SyncPen 2nd Generation Smart Pen with Notebook helps you switch between writing traditional notes and electronic editable ones.

https://www.engadget.com/smart-pen-writing-pad-175528152.html

 

How to Turn On Zoom's New End-to-End Encryption

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-turn-on-zooms-new-end-to-end-encryption-1845499757

 

Ransomware attacks on hospitals could soon surge, FBI warns

As cases continue to rise from the coronavirus pandemic, hackers are targeting health care systems.

https://www.cnet.com/news/fbi-warns-imminent-wave-of-ransomware-attacks-hitting-hospitals/

 

Google launches first salvo in the VPN war with bundled offer

Google wants to give you a free VPN - and Amazon, Microsoft and Apple may follow suit.

https://www.techradar.com/news/google-launches-first-salvo-in-the-vpn-war-with-bundled-offer

 

How to Clear Cache on iPad

Start with your browser, and then clear individual app caches

https://www.lifewire.com/clear-cache-on-ipad-5082550

 

Now connect Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to live data sources in 3D

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/now-connect-microsoft-excel-spreadsheets-to-live-data-sources-in-3d-103924/

 

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

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

 

How to Build a New PC For Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/build-new-pc-for-linux/

 

How to Customize or Disable App Keys for Keyboard in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/167135-how-customize-disable-app-keys-keyboard-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Make PDF Workflow and Conversion Easier with PDFBear

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-make-pdf-workflow-and-conversion-easier-with-pdfbear/

 

Apple and Microsoft partner in joint South Korea store run by AI

It will also host Samsung products.

https://www.windowscentral.com/apple-and-microsoft-partner-joint-south-korea-store-run-ai

 

FTC receives almost 2 million robocall complaints in nine months

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ftc-receives-almost-2-million-robocall-complaints-in-nine-months/

 

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/

 

RetroArch

Play classical games and launch old applications on modern computers and consoles using this cross-platform, open-source emulator that has an online library, achievements, and more

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Gaming-Related/RetroArch.shtml

 

A cybercrime group is targeting US hospitals, federal agencies warn

Hundreds of facilities are at risk

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/29/21540026/cyberattack-ransomware-hospitals-russia-covid

 

What to do if your laptop is lost or stolen

Here's how to handle a lost or stolen laptop

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/stolen-lost-laptop-what-to-do

 

How Can I Help Remote Workers Secure Their Home Routers?

The most effective way is with employee security education.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/how-can-i-help-remote-workers-secure-their-home-routers/b/d-id/1339346

 

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/

 

Done With Google Maps? 10 Reasons to Give Apple Maps a Try

Apple Maps app has matured over the years and is now an effective navigation tool when you need to get somewhere. Here are 10 reasons to use it.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/10-reasons-to-use-apple-maps

 

iCloud outage takes down backups and photos for some users (updated)

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/icloud-backup-calendar-photos-outage-181155887.html

 

How to Use YouTube's New App Gestures

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-use-youtubes-new-app-gestures-1845497734

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I Was Wrong: AT&T Is Struggling Just to Give HBO Max Away

Interest in the young streaming service is suspiciously weak, even among consumers who can get it for free.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/10/31/i-was-wrong-att-is-struggling-just-to-give-hbo-max/?source=eptyholnk0000202

 

NVIDIA RTX 3070 review: A hot rod GPU for the practical gamer

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/nvidia-rtx-3070-review-ray-tracing-130052152.html

 

LG joins the cheap 5G phone race with the K92

You can now spend less than $400 for a 5G phone.

https://www.engadget.com/lg-k92-5g-smartphone-att-us-cellular-under-400-dollars-150756171.html

 

Dynabook unveils Portégé X40 - J laptop for business (I believe this was formerly Gateway bought out by Sharp)

Dynabook has a pair of secure laptops for business users.

https://www.windowscentral.com/dynabook-unveils-portege-x40-j-laptop-business

 

Best JPG to PDF converter of 2020

Effortlessly convert JPGs to PDFs

https://www.techradar.com/best/jpg-to-pdf-converter

 

Ransomware groups are going corporate

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Cyberattacks against machine learning systems more common: Microsoft

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/cyberattacks-against-machine-learning-systems-more-common-microsoft-103841/

 

Should you install Windows 10's Optional Driver updates?

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/28/should-you-install-windows-10s-optional-driver-updates/

 

Microsoft Warns of Ongoing Attacks Exploiting Zerologon

The vulnerability, patched in August, has been weaponized by APT groups and prompted CISA to issue a security alert.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/microsoft-warns-of-ongoing-attacks-exploiting-zerologon/d/d-id/1339335

 

How to Enable or Disable Startup Boost in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://tinyurl.com/y24vek7q

   

Mac users unable to print after Apple revoked HP certificate

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/mac-users-unable-to-print-after-apple-revoked-hp-certificate/

 

SSD Fresh

Increase the lifetime of your SSD by constantly monitoring its status and optimizing its functioning parameters to enhance its performance

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/SSD-Fresh.shtml

 

Hackers stole $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican party

Just weeks before the election

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/29/21540135/wisconsin-republican-party-hack-2-3-million-stolen

 

Surfshark VPN switches to superfast WireGuard protocol

Surfshark joins NordVPN, PIA, CyberGhost, and others in its adoption of WireGuard

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/surfshark-vpn-gets-wireguard

 

How to Use Chrome DevTools to Troubleshoot Website Issues

Learn how to use the Chrome browser's built-in development tools to improve your websites.

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-use-chrome-devtools/

 

Whoops! Social networking app that promises privacy exposed private messages

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

 

iPhone 12 Camera Repair Problems Could Spell Trouble for Future Third-Party Repairs

Users report issues with the iPhone 12 camera after manual replacements, which could mean restrictions on hardware repairs by third parties in the future.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/iphone-12-camera-repair-problems-could-spell-trouble-for-future-third-party

 

How to stop your Android device from listening to you by disabling 'OK Google' and other microphone-related features

https://www.yahoo.com/news/stop-android-device-listening-disabling-145800857.html

 

Intel's 11th-gen Rocket Lake desktop CPUs will max out at 8 cores

The Cypress Cove architecture offers "double digit" IPC improvements.

https://www.engadget.com/intel-11th-gen-rocket-lake-desktop-cpus-8-cores-140022054.html

 

Microsoft Outlook outages occurring across Europe

A spike in outages occurred for Outlook users in Europe, though it's difficult to tell the gauge of the issues.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-outlook-appears-be-down-europe

 

Record demand for Mac and Services helps Apple offset iPhone slump

https://www.techradar.com/news/record-demand-for-mac-and-services-helps-apple-offset-iphone-slump

 

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

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

 

Disinformation Online Starts and Ends at the Local Level

How we can take back the truth

https://www.lifewire.com/disinformation-online-starts-and-ends-at-the-local-level-5085223

 

How to Fix Broken Packages in Linux

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

 

GitHub removes free YouTube downloader after DMCA takedown notice

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/github-removes-free-youtube-downloader-103837/

 

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

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

 

Public Safety & Cybersecurity Concerns Elevate Need for a Converged Approach

As public and private spaces are opening up, the need for a converged approach to cybersecurity and physical security is essential, as is integration with health measures and tech.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/public-safety-and-cybersecurity-concerns-elevate-need-for-a-converged-approach/a/d-id/1339163

 

How to Boot to UEFI Firmware Settings from inside Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5831-boot-uefi-firmware-settings-inside-windows-10-a.html

 

Microsoft Edge gets Vertical Tabs feature you won't find in Chrome

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-edge-gets-vertical-tabs-feature-you-wont-find-in-chrome/

 

Dr.Web LiveDisk

Clean your computer of malicious components, copy important information to removable data media or other computers and cure infected objects with this tool

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Dr-Web-LiveCD.shtml

 

Mark Zuckerberg just told Congress to upend the internet

Facebook is putting its weight behind changing Section 230

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/29/21537040/facebook-mark-zuckerberg-section-230-hearing-reform-pact-act-big-tech

 

Best iPhone VPNs for iOS in 2020

An iPhone VPN will keep your apps and browsing info totally safe

https://www.tomsguide.com/best-picks/best-iphone-vpn-in-2020

 

The 7 Best Cheap Drones With Cameras

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/cheap-drones-with-camera/

 

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

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

 

Google Calls Out Windows Zero-Day Vulnerability That Remains Unpatched

Microsoft is reportedly preparing a fix for mid-November, long beyond the deadline Google originally suggested.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-calls-out-windows-zero-day-vulnerability-that-remains-unpatched

 

The Best Ultra-Thin Flat Screen TVs for Your Home Theater

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/best-ultra-thin-flat-screen-165215424.html

 

The Apple Watch SE is already down to $259 at Amazon and Best Buy

Apple's lowest-priced new smartwatch is now more affordable.

https://www.engadget.com/apple-watch-se-sale-amazon-best-buy-132924042.html

 

Opera GX gains smart way to clean up your junk files

Opera GX can now purge your old files to keep your PC free from junk.

https://www.windowscentral.com/opera-gx-gains-smart-way-clean-your-junk-files

 

Here's why you might be waiting a while for your iPhone 12

Supply is "constrained" says Apple

https://www.techradar.com/news/heres-why-you-might-be-waiting-a-while-for-your-iphone-12

 

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

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

 

How to Create a Pivot Table in Google Sheets

Extract the data you want from all those results

https://www.lifewire.com/create-pivot-table-in-google-sheets-4570971

 

Do You Need a Boot Partition in Linux?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/do-you-need-boot-partition-linux/

 

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/

 

Windows 10 Version 1903 support end is near (December 2020)

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/12/windows-10-version-1903-support-end-is-near-december-2020/

 

ANS Launches New CyberStart Program for All High School Students

Free program lets students solve real-world security problems - and learn about cybersecurity.

https://www.darkreading.com/operations/sans-launches-new-cyberstart-program-for-all-high-school-students/d/d-id/1339323

 

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

 

Microsoft releases update to remove Adobe Flash from Windows

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-releases-update-to-remove-adobe-flash-from-windows/

 

Slimjet

Get a lot more done while browsing the Internet with the help of this lightweight, Chromium-based browser that packs

 a remarkably high number of interesting features

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

 

T-Mobile expands its faster midband 5G network, nearly doubling its coverage

Another big expansion for T-Mobile’s 2.5GHz midband 5G

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/28/21538604/t-mobile-5g-network-midband-coverage-expanded-cities

 

Best Android VPN apps in 2020

An Android VPN is the perfect way to stay safe on the go

https://www.tomsguide.com/best-picks/best-android-vpn-apps

 

Google Adds New Safety Features to Google Maps

When deciding where to go, health is an important consideration and Google Maps will help you stay safe with this update.

https://www.makeuseof.com/google-maps-new-safety-features/

 

Robocalls hit a new high – Have you gotten these 5 scam calls?

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/robocalls-hit-new-high/761813/

 

Facebook Allegedly Bypassed Regulations to Avoid Penalizing Conversative Groups

Facebook reportedly looked to avoid blame for the perception of bias against conservative groups.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/facebook-allegedly-bypassed-regulations-to-avoid-penalizing-conversative

 

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

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

 

The Morning After: The Switch can now run cloud-streamed games

Play games that the Switch shouldn't be able to run.

https://www.engadget.com/the-morning-after-switch-cloud-streaming-112535468.html

 

Which Dell laptop is best for you?

So, you've settled on a Dell laptop. But which one is best for you?

https://www.windowscentral.com/which-dell-laptop-best-you

 

Best PowerPoint to PDF converter in 2020: Free and paid PPT conversion for Windows, Mac, Android and online

Create accurate PDF documents from PowerPoint files

https://www.techradar.com/best/powerpoint-to-pdf-converter

 

Phishing scams use redirects to steal Office 365, Facebook credentials

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

 

How to Clear Clipboard History in Windows 10

Manage the history of copied items on the much improved Windows 10 clipboard.

https://www.lifewire.com/clear-clipboard-history-in-windows-10-5081933

 

How to Set Up or Join a Video Conference in Google Meet

https://www.maketecheasier.com/set-up-join-video-conference-google-meet/

 

Cybercriminals can deploy malware to Windows machines using Telegram

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

 

Mute the microphone system-wide with a global hotkey on Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/10/mute-the-microphone-system-wide-with-a-global-hotkey-on-windows/

 

First the Good News: Number of Breaches Down 51% Year Over Year

But the number of records put at risk experiences a massive increase. Here's why.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/first-the-good-news-number-of-breaches-down-51--year-over-year/d/d-id/1339331

 

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

 

Enel Group hit by ransomware again, Netwalker demands $14 million

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/enel-group-hit-by-ransomware-again-netwalker-demands-14-million/

 

Microsoft Safety Scanner

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

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

 

Logitech’s new trackball mouse is a $50 hack to free up some desk space

The Ergo M575 has up to 24 months of battery life

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/28/21538297/logitech-ergo-m575-price-release-date-news-features-trackball-mouse-bluetooth

 

How to create and remember super-secure passwords

Passwords are your front line of defense, so you'd better have some good ones.

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/create-super-secure-passwords,news-18690.html

 

7 Powerful Search Engines for Social Networks

Find people, trends, brands, competitors and more with these social media search tools.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-powerful-search-engines-social-networks/

 

Google Drive tricks: 15 smart ways to get more out of this free office software

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/google-drive-tricks/761232/

 

Intel Launches Its First Discrete GPU for Laptops, the Iris Xe Max

The chip giant also tipped news of an early-2021 card version of the GPU for PC makers to employ in lower-cost desktops.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/intel-launches-its-first-discrete-gpu-for-laptops-the-iris-xe-max

 

The previous-generation iPad Pro is on sale for an amazing low price

https://www.yahoo.com/news/previous-generation-ipad-pro-sale-161217612.html

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This 3-foot charging cable tidies itself and glows in the dark: Now 17% off MSRP

https://www.windowscentral.com/3-foot-charging-cable-tidies-itself-and-glows-dark-now-17-msrp

 

Cakewalk3D lets your regular 3D printer decorate food

The Kickstarter project lets you do fancy chef creations at home.

https://www.engadget.com/cakewalk-3-d-turns-your-regular-3-d-printer-into-a-food-printer-082450959.html

 

Zoom begins offering end-to-end encryption

https://blog.avast.com/zoom-begins-using-end-to-end-encryption-avast

 

Google Chrome preventing users from subscribing to harmful notifications

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

 

New Windows 10 Manual Driver Updates process starts on November 5, 2020

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/29/new-windows-10-manual-driver-updates-process-starts-on-november-5-2020/

 

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/

 

Google reveals a new Windows zero-day bug it says is under active attack

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/30/google-microsoft-windows-bug-attack/

 

Early 'reviews' of AMD Ryzen 5 5600X show it beating Intel Core i9-9900k

The Zen 3 is significantly faster than its predecessor

https://www.techradar.com/news/early-reviews-of-amd-ryzen-5-5600x-shows-it-beating-intel-core-i9-9900k

 

New Windows 10 preview brings automatic Linux distro installation to WSL

Microsoft's latest Insider build also marks a switch to the FE_RELEASE branch of Windows 10 development.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/new-windows-10-preview-brings-automatic-linux-distro-installation-to-wsl/

 

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

 

Hackers Make Off With Millions From Wisconsin Republicans

According to the Wisconsin Republican Party, thieves used altered invoices to make off with $2.3 million in election funds.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/hackers-make-off-with-millions-from-wisconsin-republicans/d/d-id/1339328

 

TinyWall

A non-intrusive firewall software solution that was designed to provide some extra security and process monitoring capabilities, especially for home users

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Firewall/TinyWall.shtml

 

Steelcase furniture giant hit by Ryuk ransomware attack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/steelcase-furniture-giant-hit-by-ryuk-ransomware-attack/

 

Facebook Messenger and Instagram have this huge security risk: What to do

Link previews in messaging apps create all sorts of problems

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/message-app-link-preview-risks

 

Are 5G Towers Safe? Here's the Definitive Answer

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/5g-towers-safe-heres-definitive-230400535.html

 

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 Check Your IPhone For Spyware

https://www.techjunkie.com/check-iphone-spyware/

 

Want 'Full Self Driving' Mode on Your Tesla? Get Ready to Fork Over $10,000

The price hike was expected now that the Full Self Driving (FSD) capability is in beta. It's likely to increase more as the feature improves, so Tesla is hoping buyers will take advantage of it now.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/want-full-self-driving-mode-on-your-tesla-get-ready-to-fork-over-10000

 

Robocalls hit a new high – Have you gotten these 5 scam calls?

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/robocalls-hit-new-high/761813/

 

Skype Insider Preview now supports up to 100 call participants

Twice as many people can join a Skype call as before.

https://www.windowscentral.com/skype-insider-preview-now-supports-100-call-participants

 

FBI warns hospitals of 'increased and imminent' ransomware threat

Cybercriminals are reportedly planning to attack 400 hospitals and other medical facilities.

https://www.engadget.com/fbi-feds-warn-hospitals-ransomware-threat-063452673.html

 

Securing the future of connected devices

https://blog.avast.com/securing-the-future-of-connected-devices-avast

 

Google Docs, Sheets third-party add-ons now generally available

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/google-docs-sheets-third-party-add-ons-now-generally-available-103806/

 

Customize the appearance of Windows 10 Search with BeautySearch

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/28/customize-the-appearance-of-windows-10-search-with-beautysearch/

 

How to Prevent Pornographic Virus Alerts From "Apple"

Seeing pornographic virus alerts from Apple on your Mac? Here's what they mean, how to close them, and avoid them in the future.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/pornographic-virus-alert-from-apple/

 

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

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/30/airpods-pro-rattling-crackling-sound-replacement/

 

Intel may have just shed its most intimate CPU secrets

Researchers have extracted the RC4 key used by Intel to encrypt CPU code

https://www.techradar.com/news/intel-may-have-just-shed-its-most-intimate-cpu-secrets

 

Windows 10 PowerToys: A cheat sheet

Users are always searching for ways to make their computing lives better--the Windows 10 PowerToys are made specifically for this purpose.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-powertoys-a-cheat-sheet/

 

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

 

Ransomware Wave Targets US Hospitals: What We Know So Far

A joint advisory from the CISA, FBI, and HHS warns of an "increased and imminent" threat to US hospitals and healthcare providers.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/ransomware-wave-targets-us-hospitals-what-we-know-so-far/d/d-id/1339327

 

LastPass for Windows Desktop

Create a safe haven for any kind of sensitive info you may want to store using this approachable tool that can help you with your passwords, notes, and online forms

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Password-Managers-Generators/LastPass-for-Windows-10-8-1.shtml

 

FBI: Hackers stole government source code via SonarQube instances

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fbi-hackers-stole-government-source-code-via-sonarqube-instances/

 

The best iPlayer VPN in 2020

Access iPlayer from abroad with the best iPlayer VPN

https://www.tomsguide.com/best-picks/best-iplayer-vpn

 

Why does my Android go straight to voicemail? 6 ways to restore your phone's incoming call settings

https://www.yahoo.com/news/why-does-android-straight-voicemail-155900703.html

 

Amazon is turning Audible into a true podcast app, but it’s got a long way to go

It’s adding 100,000 podcasts to its catalog

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/27/21536963/amazon-free-podcast-update-catalog

 

How To Get Your BitLocker Recovery Key

https://www.techjunkie.com/bitlocker-get-recovery-key/

 

Study Finds That US 5G Speeds Are Slower Than 14 Other Countries

5G in the United States is still a work in progress, but we're starting to see how slow it is when compared to other countries that are launching their own networks.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/study-finds-that-us-5g-speeds-are-slower-than-14-other-countries

 

Google Drive tricks: 15 smart ways to get more out of this free office software

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/google-drive-tricks/761232/

 

ASUS launches ZenBooks and VivoBooks with 11th Gen Intel chips

ASUS refreshed its top-end Zenbooks with OLED displays, 11th Gen Intel processors, and Thunderbolt 4.

https://www.windowscentral.com/new-asus-zenbooks

 

Samsung's mobile sales are up 51 percent over last year's numbers

Samsung's new quantum dot 4K TVs are due to arrive in 2021.

https://www.engadget.com/samsung-q3-2020-012410766.html

 

Data exfiltration via IPv6

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

 

Microsoft Edge for Linux (Preview) now available – How to download and install it

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-edge-for-linux-preview-103793/

 

Latest Opera GX update introduces File Cleaner and new Color Themes

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/28/latest-opera-gx-update-introduces-file-cleaner-and-new-color-themes/

 

Does Your Mac Really Need a Firewall? What You Need to Know

Do you need a firewall on your Mac? Here's everything you need to know, including how to turn on and off your Mac's firewall.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/mac-really-need-firewall/

 

AOL founder Steve Case, involved early in Section 230, says it’s time to change it

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/29/aol-founder-steve-case-involved-early-in-section-230-says-its-time-to-change-it/

 

Google Meet finally catches up with Zoom, Teams with custom backgrounds

Hide the clutter in your next Meet call with a custom background

https://www.techradar.com/news/google-meet-finally-catches-up-with-zoom-teams-with-custom-backgrounds

 

Microsoft Excel: Huge update expands data types beyond just text and numbers

Excel customers can now import their own data directly to Excel and use it as a data type.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-excel-huge-update-expands-data-types-beyond-just-text-and-numbers/

 

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

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

 

How Healthcare Organizations Can Combat Ransomware

The days of healthcare organizations relying solely on endpoint security software to stop attacks are over. Here are six ways that healthcare providers can fight the ever-present threat.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/how-healthcare-organizations-can-combat-ransomware/a/d-id/1339173

 

FreeFileSync

Compare two different folders, display the differences between them and quickly synchronize their contents with this useful application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/FreeFileSync.shtml

 

Amazon sacks insiders over data leak, alerts customers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/amazon-sacks-insiders-over-data-leak-alerts-customers/

 

The best password managers in 2020

The best password managers we've tested save you time while helping you stay safe online

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-password-managers,review-3785.html

 

6 crucial ways to protect yourself from identity theft

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

 

Wyze adds weather resistance to its new security camera, keeps $20 price

The new model has improved night vision and can be used outdoors

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/27/21536890/wyze-cam-v3-release-date-price-new-features-home-security-camera

 

How To Check Your IPhone For Spyware

https://www.techjunkie.com/check-iphone-spyware/

 

Google to Launch a VPN for Consumers as a Perk to Its Cloud Storage Service

The company's VPN app will be a free perk for users who subscribe to the $9.99-a-month 2TB plan on Google One, the company's cloud storage service.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-to-launch-a-vpn-for-consumers-as-a-perk-to-its-cloud-storage-service

 

SpaceX satellite internet launches – and it’ll cost you a pretty penny

https://www.komando.com/technology/spacex-satellite-internet/761684/

 

How to install Linux WSL2 on Windows 10

The latest version of the Windows Subsystem for Linux is a significant upgrade, but also one that takes a few steps to set up.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-install-wsl2-windows-10

 

The Senate's section 230 hearing was partisan and predictable

Only six days until the election.

https://www.engadget.com/congress-senate-section-230-hearing-predictable-195435541.html

 

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

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

 

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/

 

You can now uninstall Flash on Windows 10 and 8.1 using KB4577586

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/28/you-can-now-uninstall-flash-on-windows-10-and-8-1-using-kb4577586/

 

The 5 Best DNS Servers for Improved Online Safety

Changing your DNS provider can help protect your PC against online threats. These DNS servers are among the safest and most secure.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-dns-providers-security/

 

Corsair acquires EpocCam, a webcam app for iPhone

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/29/corsair-acquires-epoccam-a-webcam-app-for-iphone/

 

Overclockers get ready: the RTX 3080 is getting a water-cooled upgrade

Asus and EK are teaming up to bring water cooling to the RTX 30 series

https://www.techradar.com/news/overclockers-get-ready-the-rtx-3080-is-getting-a-water-cooled-upgrade

 

Ericsson explores "internet of senses" using AR, VR, and 5G by 2030

A new study looks into the dematerialized office, where sensorial experiences such as touch, taste, smell, and sensations of hot or cold can be transmitted digitally.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/ericsson-explores-internet-of-senses-using-ar-vr-and-5g-by-2030/

 

How to Enable Windows Sandbox Feature in Windows 10 Home Edition

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

 

Why Defense, Not Offense, Will Determine Global Cyber Powers

Darktrace director of strategic threat Marcus Fowlers explains what to expect from nation-state attackers in the months to come -- and why kindergarten classes are a good model for solid cybersecurity.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/why-defense-not-offense-will-determine-global-cyber-powers/b/d-id/1339237

 

Chromium

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

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

 

Angry YouTube-dl users flood GitHub with new repos after takedown

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/angry-youtube-dl-users-flood-github-with-new-repos-after-takedown/

 

Hurry! Black Friday laptop deal gets you a well-equipped Lenovo for $299

Plus, get a gaming laptop for just $419

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/this-amazing-black-friday-laptop-deal-gets-you-a-well-equipped-lenovo-for-dollar299

 

Hands-on: Sony's DualSense PS5 controller could be a game changer

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/hands-sonys-dualsense-ps5-controller-163154089.html

 

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

 

The Best Free Firewall Software [August 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-free-firewall-software/

 

Tested: SpaceX's Starlink Satellite Internet Service Is Fast, But It'll Cost You

Elon Musk's Starlink satellite internet project is faster than its retail competitors, according to data from Ookla Speedtest Intelligence. But then again, nobody is really using it yet.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/tested-spacexs-starlink-satellite-internet-service-is-fast-but-itll-cost

 

Don’t open this email about a ‘Zoom conference call’ – it’s a ‘sextortion’ scam

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/zoom-sextortion-scam/762168/

 

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad get trackpad support and more in new updates

Microsoft's commitment to iPad continues.

https://www.windowscentral.com/word-excel-and-powerpoint-ipad-get-trackpad-support-and-more-new-updates

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