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Mon 11/16/2020 2098
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Be Very Sparing in Allowing Site Notifications

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/11/be-very-sparing-in-allowing-site-notifications/

 

3 Ways Social Media Is Making Society More Divided

There are plenty of ways in which social media unites us, but it can also fuel divisions in society.

https://www.makeuseof.com/ways-social-media-making-society-more-divided/

 

How esports can save colleges

https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/16/how-esports-can-save-colleges/

 

How to Get a Task Manager Inside PC Games on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/699982/how-to-get-a-task-manager-inside-pc-games-on-windows-10/

 

Don't activate the "Let's Go" button in the Windows 10 Settings application

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/16/dont-activate-the-lets-go-button-in-the-windows-10-settings-application/

 

20 new Microsoft Teams apps can now integrate with meetings

Apps can now integrate with Meetings in Microsoft Teams, expanding beyond just chats and channels.

https://www.windowscentral.com/20-new-microsoft-teams-apps-can-now-integrate-meetings

 

AMD teams up with IBM to take on Intel and Nvidia in ultimate battle royale

A sign of things to come?

https://www.techradar.com/news/amd-teams-up-with-ibm-to-take-on-intel-and-nvidia-in-ultimate-battle-royale

 

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

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

 

You Can Finally Cast to Roku From Your iPhone

https://lifehacker.com/you-can-finally-cast-to-roku-from-your-iphone-1845658212

 

Zoom will drop 40-minute limit for Thanksgiving

You won't be cut off midsentence during virtual family gatherings.

https://www.cnet.com/news/zoom-will-drop-40-minute-limit-for-thanksgiving/

 

Zoom announces new security features to crackdown on ‘Zoombombing’

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/zoom-announces-new-security-features-to-crackdown-on-zoombombing-104108/

 

Microsoft's Pluton chip upgrades the hardware security of Windows PCs

Microsoft teamed up with AMD, Intel and Qualcomm to create a T2-like co-processor

https://www.engadget.com/microsoft-pluton-amd-intel-qualcomm-140051425.html

 

How to Create a Hyper-V Manager shortcut in Windows 10 (not for Windows 10 Home users)

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/56563-create-hyper-v-manager-shortcut-windows-10-a.html

 

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

 

DEA Busts Electric-Powered Narcosub That Can Carry 6 Metric Tons of Cocaine

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/dea-busts-electric-powered-narcosub-133000289.html

 

The reMarkable 2 Tablet Is Almost Better Than Paper

Paper is dead, long live paper

https://www.lifewire.com/the-remarkable-2-tablet-is-almost-better-than-paper-5083937

 

Samsung Galaxy S21 benchmarks just leaked — and we have bad news

Leaked Geekbench results for the Galaxy S21 show it can't catch iPhone 12

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s21-benchmarks-just-leaked-and-the-iphone-12-is-laughing

 

What Is a VPN and Why You Should Use One

Wondering what VPN stands for, what one does, and whether you should use one? This podcast explains everything you need to know about VPNs.

https://www.makeuseof.com/what-is-a-vpn/

 

Apple Explains Why It Grabs Data From Mac Computers Amid Privacy Concerns

After a security researcher raises privacy concerns about Apple's Gatekeeper anti-malware feature, Cupertino says it's merely checking if a developer certificate on a macOS app has been revoked—nothing more. 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/apple-explains-why-it-grabs-data-from-mac-computers-amid-privacy-concerns

 

Do you have a hackable car? Here’s how to protect yourself

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/car-hacks-protection/542479/

 

Hulu will increase the price of its live TV service again on December 18th

https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/16/hulu-will-increase-the-price-of-its-live-tv-service-again-on-december-18th/

 

How to Use Incognito Mode in Google Chrome for Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/699395/how-to-use-incognito-mode-in-chrome-for-android/

 

Create secure passphrases, include custom characters with PasswordGenerator

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/06/create-secure-passphrases-include-custom-characters-with-passwordgenerator/

 

How to fully hard-mute people in Microsoft Teams

You can now prevent attendees from speaking during a Microsoft Teams' meeting, and in this guide, we'll show you the steps to complete this task on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-hard-mute-people-microsoft-teams

 

Here comes the most formidable rival to the Raspberry Pi yet

Powered by an open source RISC-V-based processor

https://www.techradar.com/news/here-comes-the-most-formidable-rival-to-the-raspberry-pi-yet

 

How to Connect a Laptop to a TV (or External Monitor)

https://www.maketecheasier.com/connect-laptop-to-tv/

 

The Best Alternatives to Google Photos

https://lifehacker.com/the-best-alternatives-to-google-photos-1845655473

 

Starlink space-based internet, explained

https://www.cnet.com/videos/starlink-space-based-internet-explained/

 

Microsoft Pluton to safeguard Windows PCs against hardware-level threats

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-pluton-to-safeguard-windows-pcs-104111/

 

Amazon Pharmacy delivers discount prescriptions to Prime members

Amazon Pharmacy offers two-day shipping for Prime members

https://www.engadget.com/amazon-pharmacy-134356646.html

 

MemTest86+ - Test RAM With

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/14201-memtest86-test-ram.html

 

Kaspersky Products Remover (kavremover)

Securely uninstall various Kaspersky products from your computer without leaving traces behind using this simple and user-friendly application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Uninstallers/Kaspersky-Anti-Virus-Remover.shtml

 

Microsoft reveals Pluton, a custom security chip built into Intel, AMD and Qualcomm processors

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-reveals-pluton-custom-security-140004778.html

 

Is Your Smartwatch Sharing Too Much?

Nothing’s private anymore

https://www.lifewire.com/is-your-smartwatch-sharing-too-much-5087984

 

iPhone Flip just got one step closer to reality — here's the proof

iPhone Flip leak claims the foldable phone is currently undergoing testing

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-flip-leak-reveals-apples-foldable-phone-just-got-a-step-closer-to-reality

 

The 7 Best Ergonomic Keyboards to Improve Computer Comfort

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-ergonomic-keyboard/

 

Capcom Explains What Hackers Stole in Ransomware Attack

The personal information of 350,000 customers and business partners may have been grabbed.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/capcom-explains-what-hackers-stole-in-ransomware-attack

 

2 big reasons you might want to wait on upgrading to an iPhone 12

https://www.komando.com/gadgets/iphone-12-glitches/764657/

 

You can now embed Apple Podcasts on the web

https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/16/you-can-now-embed-apple-podcasts-on-the-web/

 

What Is the “Windows Feature Experience Pack” on Windows 10?

https://www.howtogeek.com/698003/what-is-the-windows-feature-experience-pack-on-windows-10/

 

Thunderbird 78.5.0 is now available

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/18/thunderbird-78-5-0-is-now-available/

 

Where to buy Xbox Series X/S: How to find in-stock consoles

Everything you need to get hands-on with Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S this holiday.

https://www.windowscentral.com/buy-xbox-series-x-series-s-in-stock

 

iPhone and iPad apps can now run on Mac computers with the new M1 chip

No Catalyst required

https://www.techradar.com/news/iphone-and-ipad-apps-can-now-run-on-mac-computers-with-the-new-m1-chip

 

How to Turn Your Raspberry Pi into a Video Conferencing Station

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

 

How to Move Old Games to the Xbox Series X

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-move-old-games-to-the-xbox-series-x-1845654864

 

FCC votes to free up 5.9GHz spectrum for Wi-Fi

The agency goes against the the Department of Transportation's recommendation, but reserves some airwaves up for car-to-car communications.

https://www.cnet.com/news/fcc-votes-to-free-up-5-9ghz-spectrum-for-wi-fi/

 

How to prevent apps from communicating with Unpaired Devices

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/prevent-apps-from-communicating-with-unpaired-devices

 

Zoom adds additional security to fend off trolls

Hosts can suspend meetings while they deal with disruptive users.

https://www.engadget.com/zoom-security-features-trolls-pause-meetings-201445618.html

 

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

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

 

ExperienceIndexOK

View your computer's Windows Experience Index even on Windows versions that do not display it by default and recalculate it fast

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

 

How to submit an assignment in Google Classroom, or retract a submission, on a computer or mobile device

https://www.yahoo.com/news/submit-assignment-google-classroom-retract-222700432.html

 

Why You Might Want to Stick With Google Photos

There really are very few better alternatives

https://www.lifewire.com/why-you-might-want-to-stick-with-google-photos-5087954

 

Hulu with Live TV just got a price hike — what you need to know

Hulu with Live TV price is going up $10 more a month

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/hulu-with-live-tv-just-got-a-price-hike-what-you-need-to-know

 

The 7 Best Universal Remote Controls for Every Need

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-universal-remote-controls/

 

Here’s Where People Shell Out the Most and the Least for Internet

The state that pays the most for internet access forks out more than ten times as much as the state with the lowest internet costs.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/heres-where-people-shell-out-the-most-and-the-least-for-internet

 

Flu season warning: Make sure you’re not buying counterfeit medicine online

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle/counterfeit-flu-medicine/764622/

 

Animal Jam was hacked, and data stolen; here’s what parents need to know

https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/16/animal-jam-data-breach/

 

How to Change Your Bluetooth Name on Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/696592/how-to-change-your-bluetooth-name-on-android/

 

Chrome 87 launches with tab search, performance improvements and new Chrome Actions feature

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/18/chrome-87-launches-with-tab-search-performance-improvements-and-new-chrome-actions-feature/

 

Microsoft Edge will soon support Apple's M1 chips

Microsoft Edge will be recompiled for Apple's M1 chips.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-edge-will-soon-support-apples-m1-chips

 

How to buy a body cam: all you need to know to find the best body camera

Top tips for finding the best body cam for you

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-buy-a-body-cam-all-you-need-to-know-to-find-the-best-body-camera

 

What Is Screen Resolution, and Why Does It Matter?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-is-screen-resolution/

 

The Best Alternatives to Your Discontinued Slingbox

https://lifehacker.com/the-best-alternatives-to-your-discontinued-slingbox-1845647106

 

Chrome and Firefox reportedly now available for Apple's M1 Macs

Google's browser now supports the new lineup of computers with Apple's home-made silicon, a report says.

https://www.cnet.com/news/chrome-and-firefox-reportedly-now-available-for-apples-m1-macs/

 

Windows 10 keeps changing default browser

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-keeps-changing-my-default-browser

 

Apple's iOS ad-tracking targeted by European privacy campaigner

Max Schrems says that iOS's Identifier for Advertisers is unlawful.

https://www.engadget.com/max-schrems-apple-eu-iphone-privacy-idfa-tracking-123341948.html

 

How to Run an App as Administrator in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3436-run-administrator-windows-10-a.html

 

Grammarly for Firefox

Enhance your spelling, grammar, and writing style with the help of this reliable browser extension that can also spot any instance of plagiarism

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

 

How electric cars are charged and how far they go: your questions answered

https://www.yahoo.com/news/electric-vehicles-questions-answered-120459815.html

 

Why Hospitals Are Being Targeted By Ransomware

Drastic times, drastic measures

https://www.lifewire.com/why-hospitals-are-being-targeted-by-ransomware-5087211

 

macOS Big Sur is freezing older MacBook Pros — what to do

Here's why you might want to wait to update to Big Sur

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/macos-big-sur-is-freezing-older-macbook-pros-what-to-do

 

The 10 Best Idea Generators to Brainstorm Story and Business Ideas

These awesome idea generators can assist you when brainstorming for any purpose, so you should bookmark them immediately!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/idea-generator-brainstorming/

 

Some iPhone 12 Mini Owners Plagued by Unresponsive Lock Screens

Some users are finding difficulty with using the phone's camera or flashlight or swiping to unlock with one finger.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/some-iphone-12-mini-owners-plagued-by-unresponsive-lock-screens

 

Try this $1 face mask hack to keep your glasses from fogging up

https://www.komando.com/amazon/keep-glasses-from-fogging-up/764955/

 

CVS becomes first national retailer to offer support for PayPal and Venmo QR codes at checkout

https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/16/cvs-becomes-first-national-retailer-to-offer-support-for-paypal-and-venmo-qr-codes-at-checkout/

 

Convert documents to PDF by using any installed scanner on your computer with the help of this simple-to-use and portable application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Other-Office-Tools/WinScan2PDF.shtml

 

Egregor Ransomware Attack Hijacks Printers to Spit Out Ransom Notes

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/egregor-ransomware-attack-hijacks-printers-spit-out-ransom-notes/

 

How Do I Use an Open Wi-Fi Hotspot Safely?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0JrrIMHUrw&feature=youtu.be&t=0s

 

Getting Rid of Bing in Windows Search

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58FcHinmkxc&feature=youtu.be&t=0s

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Fri 2102 11/20/2020

How to Prepare If Your College Student Is Coming Home for Thanksgiving

https://offspring.lifehacker.com/how-to-prepare-if-your-college-student-is-coming-home-f-1845698099

 

Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Cumulative Update Changes for December 2020

Microsoft has recently announced that in December 2020 the company wouldn’t ship any cumulative update previews for Windows 10 devices.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-announces-windows-10-cumulative-update-changes-for-december-2020-531537.shtml

 

How to Stop a Zoombombing

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-stop-a-zoombombing-1845700843

 

How to Grant Temporary Permissions to Apps on Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/699284/how-to-grant-temporary-permissions-to-apps-on-android/

 

The Cheapskate's top 7 cheap gifts for the holidays

Become a holiday hero without destroying your budget. These are genuinely great items at genuinely great prices.

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-cheapskates-top-7-cheap-gifts-for-the-holidays/

 

COVID-19 vaccine makers face cyberattacks from Russia, North Korea!

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/covid-19-vaccine-makers-face-cyberattacks-from-russia-north-korea-104059/

 

Easy Container shortcuts is an extension that enables additional hotkeys for Firefox containers

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/09/easy-container-shortcuts-is-an-extension-that-enables-additional-hotkeys-for-firefox-containers/

 

Mac Unable to Communicate with Your Printer? Try These Fixes

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-mac-not-communicating-with-printer/

 

Microsoft Edge will soon get one of Chrome's most useful features

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-edge-will-soon-get-one-of-chromes-most-useful-features

 

How to Mount or Unmount ISO and IMG Files in Windows 10 (some .IMG are create by come backup programs and using free version you cannot get into them, but...)

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3579-mount-unmount-iso-img-file-windows-10-a.html

 

Windows 10 laptops will get a massive security upgrade from Microsoft Pluton

Microsoft's Pluton chip looks to harden Windows 10 security

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/windows-10-laptops-will-get-a-massive-security-upgrade-from-microsoft-pluton

 

MacBook Air M1 review: Faster than most PCs, no fan required

Apple's M1 chip redefines what an ultraportable can be.

https://www.engadget.com/apple-macbook-air-m1-review-140031323.html

 

Google Chrome to block JavaScript redirects on web page URL clicks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-chrome-to-block-javascript-redirects-on-web-page-url-clicks/

 

Apple’s IDFA gets targeted in strategic EU privacy complaints

https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/16/apples-idfa-gets-targeted-in-strategic-eu-privacy-complaints/

 

The rise and fall of the iPod

https://www.yahoo.com/news/rise-fall-ipod-140000356.html

 

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

 

TCL Android TVs may have 'Chinese backdoor' — protect yourself now (Update)

Security researchers say they found some very serious issues

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/tcl-smart-tv-security-flaws

 

How to Make an Anonymous Facebook Profile (and Why You Should)

For people who need to access Facebook, but who prefer to keep data private, an anonymous profile is an option to consider.

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-make-anonymous-facebook-profile/

 

This popular video editing app tried to scam $25 million from users

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/video-editing-app-scam/764464/

 

Report: Researchers Find 'Backdoor' Security Flaw in TCL Smart TVs

Security researchers find worrying issues affecting versions of TCL smart TVs running Android operating systems. The problem does not affect Roku-based TCL TVs.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/report-researchers-find-backdoor-security-flaw-in-tcl-smart-tvs

 

Microsoft’s Building an iPhone Password Manager to Replace the iCloud Keychain

There are plenty of password managers out there, including industry-leading solutions like Enpass and LastPass, but Microsoft believes that an approach that’s currently working on could eventually be the one that iPhone users pick to replace the iCloud keychain.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-s-building-an-iphone-password-manager-to-replace-the-icloud-keychain-531536.shtml

 

How to Prep Your iPhone for Apple's Trade-In Program

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-prep-your-iphone-for-apples-trade-in-program-1845698993

 

How to Forward an Email as an Attachment in Gmail

https://www.howtogeek.com/694611/how-to-forward-an-email-as-an-attachment-in-gmail/

 

This is how to be happy, according to science

Research shows there are simple things you can do every day to improve your happiness, even during challenging times like the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.cnet.com/news/this-is-how-to-be-happy-according-to-science/

 

Haven’t checked Gmail for two years? Google may delete your emails

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/havent-checked-gmail-for-two-years-google-may-delete-your-emails-104064/

 

How to disable Windows 10's Programmable Taskbar feature

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/08/how-to-disable-windows-10s-programmable-taskbar-feature/

 

Ring Doorbells Gen 2 Recalled Because of Fire Hazard

https://www.maketecheasier.com/ring-doorbells-gen-2-recalled-fire-hazard/

 

How you can use your PC to help scientists develop a treatment for the coronavirus (don't use your primary computer(s))

Use Folding@Home to help scientists

https://www.techradar.com/news/how-you-can-use-your-pc-to-help-scientists-develop-a-treatment-for-the-coronavirus

 

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

 

Microsoft Teams expands app support — watch out, Zoom

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/microsoft-teams-expands-app-support-watch-out-zoom

 

Google says Chrome 87 has the biggest performance boost in years

The company says the enhancements will improve battery life.

https://www.engadget.com/google-chrome-87-roll-out-performance-boost-201423833.html

 

Fake Microsoft Teams updates lead to Cobalt Strike deployment

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fake-microsoft-teams-updates-lead-to-cobalt-strike-deployment/

 

These Stanford students are racing to get laptops to kids around the U.S. who most need them

https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/14/these-stanford-students-are-racing-to-get-laptops-to-kids-around-the-u-s-who-most-need-them/

 

Applying to college? Don’t let scammers steal your money

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/applying-to-college-dont-let-scammers-steal-your-money-144626871.html

 

How to Check RAM on Windows 10

Quickly see how much memory is available on your computer

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-check-ram-on-windows-10-4780513

 

Bye, Zoom bombers! Zoom just got this huge security upgrade

Zoom adds new security tools to deal with disruptive users

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/bye-zoom-bombers-zoom-just-got-this-huge-security-upgrade

 

The 5 Best Android One Phones for Every Budget

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-android-one-phones/

 

To buy or not to buy: Hot tech products that put your privacy at risk

https://www.komando.com/amazon/tech-product-privacy-risk/764407/

 

YouTube Rewind Isn't Happening This Year

Who wants to remember 2020? Not YouTube. It has canceled plans for its annual wrap-up video, which traditionally shares the best of YouTube and its creators each year.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/youtube-rewind-isnt-happening-this-year

 

Windows 10 Meet Now Button Now Broadly Available for All Users

Microsoft announced the Meet Now button for the Windows 10 taskbar a few weeks ago, but the company only released it to users across the world in stages.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-meet-now-button-now-broadly-available-for-all-users-531526.shtml

 

How to Send a Disappearing 'Fleet' on Twitter

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-send-a-disappearing-fleet-on-twitter-1845699408

 

How to Change Your Bluetooth Name on iPhone and iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/695784/how-to-change-your-bluetooth-name-on-iphone-and-ipad/

 

5 online therapy services to help with anxiety, depression and stress

Teletherapy companies allow you to get mental health care from home.

https://www.cnet.com/health/online-therapy-services-to-help-with-anxiety-depression-stress/

 

Google Chrome just got faster with new features; now enables Tab Search

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/google-chrome-just-got-faster-with-new-features-now-enables-tab-search-104122/

 

0Patch promises to provide security updates for out-of-support Office 2010

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/08/0patch-promises-to-provide-security-updates-for-out-of-support-office-2010/

 

Settings App Not Working in Windows 10? Here Are the Fixes

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-settings-app-not-working-in-windows-10/

 

The evolution of SSDs - how today's storage is faster and larger than ever

SSDs and flash storage have come a long way

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-evolution-of-ssds-how-todays-storage-is-faster-and-larger-than-ever

 

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

 

MacBooks with M1 chip will run Windows 10 software — here's what we know

Parallels Desktop for Mac will offer support for Apple's M1 chip

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/macbooks-with-m1-chip-will-run-windows-10-software-heres-what-we-know

 

Twitter users say fleets are ripe for harassment

The company says it’s ‘listening to feedback,’ and working on some fixes.

https://www.engadget.com/twitter-fleets-harassment-013757824.html

 

Microsoft working on fix for Windows apps forgetting passwords

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-working-on-fix-for-windows-apps-forgetting-passwords/

 

Amazon launches Amazon Pharmacy, a delivery service for prescription medications

https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/17/amazon-launches-amazon-pharmacy-its-delivery-service-for-prescription-medications/

 

10 things in tech you need to know today

https://www.yahoo.com/news/10-things-tech-know-today-075319416.html

 

What Is Quantum Computing?

Quantum is the next big leap for computers

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-quantum-computing-4589225

 

PS5 and Xbox Series X coming to Walmart on Black Friday — what to expect

When and where Walmart is selling the PS5 and Xbox Series X on Black Friday

https://www.tom

sguide.com/news/ps5-and-xbox-series-x-coming-to-walmart-on-black-friday-what-to-expect

 

7 iPhone Settings and Tweaks to Boost Your Privacy

Keep your iPhone data safe from prying eyes and third-party companies with these easy tweaks.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/minimize-data-collected-iphone/

 

3.2 million records from free TV site leaked on the Dark Web

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/plutotv-data-leak/764567/

 

The Best Tech Gifts for Music Lovers

Audiophiles can be difficult to shop for, but these gift ideas are sure to satisfy the music lovers or musicians in your life this holiday season.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-best-tech-gifts-for-music-lovers

 

Microsoft Starts Updating Mobile Apps for iPhone 12

As the world’s number one software company, Microsoft wants and struggles to make sure that its apps are always fully up-to-date and ready to run on every new device.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-starts-updating-mobile-apps-for-iphone-12-531524.shtml

 

How to Get a Free Thanksgiving Dinner

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-get-a-free-thanksgiving-dinner-1845699087

 

How to Send Disappearing Tweets Using Fleets on Twitter

https://www.howtogeek.com/701124/how-to-send-disappearing-tweets-using-fleets-on-twitter/

 

How to set up a VPN on Windows 10

Windows 10 has a built-in VPN client. Here's a step-by-step guide for how to set it up for more secure browsing.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-set-up-a-vpn-on-windows-10/

 

Microsoft Edge can now sync History, Tabs across devices, etc.

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-edge-can-now-sync-history-tabs-across-devices-etc-104117/

 

[No root required] Control your Android phone from your computer with Scrcpy

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/07/control-your-android-phone-from-your-computer-with-scrcpy/

 

How to Turn Off Your iCloud Music Library

https://www.maketecheasier.com/turn-off-icloud-music-library/

 

iPhone SE 3: what we want to see

5G, OLED and more

https://www.techradar.com/news/iphone-se-3

 

How to Repair System Files with SFC Command in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2895-run-sfc-command-windows-10-a.html

 

MacBooks with M1 chip get new Microsoft Office update

A new Microsoft Office released designed to work with Macbooks featuring M1 chip

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/macbooks-with-m1-chip-get-new-microsoft-office-update

 

Donald Trump fires election cybersecurity director Christopher Krebs

Without presenting evidence, the president claimed the 2020 election that he lost was 'inaccurate' and fired the man in charge of its security.

https://www.engadget.com/donald-trump-fires-cisa-director-chris-krebs-002844016.html

 

Ransomware gang hacks Facebook account to run extortion ads

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ransomware-gang-hacks-facebook-account-to-run-extortion-ads/

 

Microsoft reveals Pluton, a custom security chip built into Intel, AMD and Qualcomm processors

https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/17/microsoft-pluton-security-chip-intel-amd-qualcomm/

 

Top 5 PS5 Headsets That Maximize 3D Audio

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/top-5-ps5-headsets-maximize-221643051.html

 

How the US Defended Elections Against Hacking

Couldn’t save the truth, though

https://www.lifewire.com/how-the-us-defended-elections-against-hacking-5088199

 

The iPhone 12 mini already has a big problem

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/dont-buy-an-iphone-12-mini-just-yet-heres-why

 

The 5 Most Notorious Organized Cybercrime Gangs

Cybercrime is a threat that challenges all of us. Prevention requires education, so it's time to learn about the worst cybercrime groups.

https://www.makeuseof.com/notorious-cyber-crime-gangs/

 

Alexa has a new trick to answer your questions you’ll love (or hate)

https://www.komando.com/technology/alexa-mind-reader/764393/

 

Microsoft: State-Sponsored Hackers Spotted Infiltrating COVID-19 Vaccine Research

The company claims the Kremlin-backed hacking group Fancy Bear and two actors from North Korea are behind hacking attempts against pharmaceutical companies and vaccine researchers.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-state-sponsored-hackers-spotted-infiltrating-covid-19-vaccine

 

Lively Wallpaper

A program that allows you to set up live desktop wallpapers either by selecting them from its library or by creating them yourself from multiple types of content

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Other-Desktop-Enhancements/Lively-Wallpaper.shtml

 

How Much Storage Space Do You Need in Your Computer? (I have seen peoples computers that only need 120GB to 128GB drives and everything is fine)

https://lifehacker.com/how-much-storage-space-do-you-need-in-your-computer-5726339

 

You Could Always Buy It on StockX (here is another Christmas present source to check out)

https://news.theinventory.com/you-could-always-buy-it-on-stockx-1845701930?ks=streamshare

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How To Send And Receive Text Messages On A PC Without A Phone

https://www.techjunkie.com/receive-text-messages-pc-without-phone/

 

Get Ready for Gift Card Scams This Holiday Season

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/get-ready-for-gift-card-scams-this-holiday-season-1845646408

 

Annoyed by a slow PC while playing your favorite games? Here's a solution

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/system-mechanic-live-boost-gaming-pc-141325331.html

 

Security Risks Discovered in Tesla Backup Gateway

Cybersecurity researchers report on the security and privacy risks of leaving a Tesla Backup Gateway exposed to the Internet.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/security-risks-discovered-in-tesla-backup-gateway/d/d-id/1339462

 

Turn Off Gmail's 'Smart' Features to Avoid Tracking

https://lifehacker.com/turn-off-gmails-smart-features-to-avoid-tracking-1845691806

 

Trump fires DHS cyber official, widely credited for repairing fractured relations with industry

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/trump-fires-dhs-cyber-official-widely-credited-for-repairing-fractured-relations-with-industry/

 

AMD promises RDNA 3 GPUs will be as big a leap forward as Big Navi

Zen 4 won’t be too shabby either, you’ll be unsurprised to learn…

https://www.techradar.com/news/amd-promises-rdna-3-gpus-will-be-as-big-a-leap-forward-as-big-navi

 

How to Import and Export Bookmarks in Microsoft Edge

https://www.maketecheasier.com/import-export-bookmarks-edge-browser/

 

Russian and North Korean hackers targeted COVID-19 research, according to Microsoft

Microsoft reports that nation-state actors from Russia and North Korea targeted large pharmaceutical companies.

https://www.windowscentral.com/russian-and-korean-hackers-targeted-covid-19-research-according-microsoft

 

Zoom announces new security features to crackdown on ‘Zoombombing’

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/zoom-announces-new-security-features-to-crackdown-on-zoombombing-104108/

 

How to Enable or Disable Search Indexing in Windows

https://tinyurl.com/y6c6kmou

  

How to Clean Up Your Computer to Its Original State (Without Reinstalling Windows)

Is your computer slow? Or maybe you want to clear everything before you sell it? Here's the easiest way to wipe your Windows computer clean!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/clean-computer-original-state-reinstalling-windows/

 

Ubuntu's Gnome desktop could be tricked into giving root access

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ubuntus-gnome-desktop-could-be-tricked-into-giving-root-access/

 

Zoom Client for Meetings

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/WebCam/Zoom-Client-for-Meetings.shtml

 

How to Wirelessly Connect a Surface Tablet to a TV

Turn your TV into a second screen for streaming videos and more

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-connect-surface-to-tv-wirelessly-4588979

 

The new Mac mini: The revival of the no-compromise, low-cost Mac

The M1 shines in Apple's little desktop

https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/17/the-new-mac-mini-the-revival-of-the-no-compromise-low-cost-mac/

 

Best VPN deals in November 2020

The very best bargain VPN deals on the market today

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/best-vpn-deals

 

How To Delete All Photos From ICloud [November 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/delete-all-photos-icloud/

 

New Alexa features make it easier to check in on older loved ones

https://www.komando.com/technology/amazon-care-hub/764225/

 

How to Increase Your Laptop Battery Life

Close your apps when you're not using them. Never prop up your notebook on a pillow. These and seven more easy tips will help you squeeze longer battery life out of your Windows 10 or Mac laptop.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-increase-your-laptop-battery-life

 

NVIDIA's latest desktop workstation has four 80GB GPUs

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/nvidia-dgx-station-a100-80gb-tensor-core-gpu-announcement-140027589.html

 

An Inside Look at an Account Takeover

AI threat find: Phishing attack slips through email gateway and leads to large-scale compromise.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/an-inside-look-at-an-account-takeover/b/d-id/1339461

 

How to Set Up Surround Sound on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-set-up-surround-sound-on-the-playstation-5-and-x-1845708770

 

Microsoft, chipmaker giants to release security processor to battle speculative attacks

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/microsoft-chipmaker-giants-to-release-security-processor-to-squash-speculative-attacks/

 

A foldable iPhone may land in 2022, and it could replace the iPad mini

A new dubious report suggests

https://www.techradar.com/news/a-foldable-iphone-may-land-in-2022-and-it-could-replace-the-ipad-mini

 

9 Chrome Flags You Should Enable to Boost Your Browsing

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

 

Best PSU for AMD Radeon RX 6800 in 2020

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-psu-amd-radeon-6800

 

Microsoft Pluton to safeguard Windows PCs against hardware-level threats

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-pluton-to-safeguard-windows-pcs-104111/

 

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

 

What Is Starlink and How Does Satellite Internet Work?

SpaceX's Starlink project will deliver internet from satellites. But how does satellite internet work, and can it help remote locations?

https://www.makeuseof.com/what-is-starlink-satellite-internet/

 

Windows 10 Intel microcode released to fix new CPU security bugs

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-intel-microcode-released-to-fix-new-cpu-security-bugs/

 

Scribus

Full-featured, free and open-source page layout program for creating, designing and exporting DTP projects to PDF and PostScript

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Other-Office-Tools/Scribus.shtml

 

Wipe vs Shred vs Delete vs Erase: What's the Difference?

Wiping, shredding, deleting, and erasing files are actually different things

https://www.lifewire.com/wipe-vs-shred-vs-delete-vs-erase-whats-the-difference-2619146

 

GoodRx, Walgreens, CVS shares all down on Amazon’s Pharmacy news

https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/17/goodrx-walgreens-cvs-shares-all-down-on-amazons-pharmacy-news/

 

PureVPN Black Friday deal: five years for an incredible $1.31 a month with our exclusive code

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/vpn-deal-get-five-years-of-purevpn-for-an-unbelievable-dollar131-a-month-with-our-exclusive-code

 

How To Change Public To Private Network Profile In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/change-public-to-private-network-windows-10/

 

Google search alternatives that respect your privacy

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/google-search-privacy-alternatives/764182/

 

AMD's Radeon RX 6800 Cards Sell Out Instantly, Sparking Cries of 'Paper Launch'

Our attempts to secure AMD's new graphics card on day one have so far come up empty; the card immediately went out of stock. However, AMD insists it's 'producing chips and cards in volume.'

https://www.pcmag.com/news/amds-radeon-rx-6800-cards-sell-out-instantly-sparking-cries-of-paper-launch

 

Apple Responds To Controversy Surrounding MacOS Big Sur Launch

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-responds-controversy-surrounding-macos-092354709.html

 

Ransomware Operator Promotes Distributed Storage for Stolen Data

The criminals behind the DarkSide ransomware-as-a-service operation say the system will be harder to take down.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/ransomware-operator-promotes-distributed-storage-for-stolen-data/d/d-id/1339457

 

How to Stop a Zoombombing

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-stop-a-zoombombing-1845700843

 

‘Appender’ tool sneakily implants malicious emails into inboxes using legacy protocol

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/email-security/appender-tool-sneakily-implants-malicious-emails-into-inboxes-using-legacy-protocol/

 

This has to be the best (and cheapest) Surface Pro clone yet, complete with kickstand and type cover

From a company you’ve never heard of comes a tablet that looks mightily familiar

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-has-to-be-the-best-and-cheapest-surface-pro-clone-yet-complete-with-kickstand-and-type-cover

 

How to Turbo Boost Your Clipboard with CopyQ

https://www.maketecheasier.com/turbo-boost-clipboard-with-copyq/

 

How to disable access to removable storage devices on Windows 10

Yes, you can restrict access for all removable storage drives on your PC, and in this guide, we'll show you how on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-disable-access-removable-storage-devices-windows-10

 

At least 25 active Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) groups are lurking around!

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/25-active-ransomware-as-a-service-raas-groups-lurking-around-104102/

 

How to Set Up Windows Backup in Windows 10

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

 

How to Sort Columns Like a Pro in Google Sheets

We'll show you how to sort and filter columns to organize data in your Google Sheets spreadsheet.

https://www.makeuseof.com/sort-columns-google-sheets/

 

Intel fixes 95 vulnerabilities in November 2020 Platform Update

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/intel-fixes-95-vulnerabilities-in-november-2020-platform-update/

 

Maxthon

User-friendly web browser that comes with support for private browsing, also featuring an ad blocker, split screen view, mouse gestures, a download manager and more

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Browsers/Maxthon-3.shtml

 

How to Install and Set Up Microsoft Teams for Mac

Collaborate with your friends and colleagues, even if they use Windows

https://www.lifewire.com/install-and-set-up-microsoft-teams-for-mac-5071035

 

Amazon launches Amazon Pharmacy, a delivery service for prescription medications

https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/17/amazon-launches-amazon-pharmacy-its-delivery-service-for-prescription-medications/

 

Zoom’s worst feature is being scrapped — but there’s a catch

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/zooms-worst-feature-is-being-scrapped-but-theres-a-catch

 

How To Completely Delete All Your Google Activity

https://www.techjunkie.com/delete-all-google-activity/

 

Facebook security warning: Thousands of passwords stolen

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/facebook-passwords-stolen/764272/

 

Latest Google Maps Updates Are Meant to Ease Holiday Stress

Find out about COVID-19 cases in your area, check public transit crowds, and tap into Assistant driving mode.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/latest-google-maps-updates-are-meant-to-ease-holiday-stress

 

macOS Big Sur update is bricking some older MacBook Pros

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/macos-big-sur-bricks-old-macbook-pro-215433723.html

 

Breakdown of a Break-in: A Manufacturer's Ransomware Response

The analysis of an industrial ransomware attack reveals common tactics and proactive steps that businesses can take to avoid similar incidents.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/breakdown-of-a-break-in-a-manufacturers-ransomware-response/d/d-id/1339453

 

Our Favorite Updates to Chrome 87 and Firefox 83

https://lifehacker.com/our-favorite-updates-to-chrome-87-and-firefox-83-1845707017

 

Here are the most common ways businesses get compromised by ransomware

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/the-five-most-common-ways-businesses-get-compromised-by-ransomware/

 

Microsoft has officially entered the data loss prevention business

Endpoint DLP is now generally available for Microsoft 365 E5/A5 customers

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-has-officially-entered-the-data-loss-prevention-business

 

Old Versions of Android to Not Support Secure Websites

https://www.maketecheasier.com/old-versions-android-to-not-support-secure-websites/

 

PowerShell 7.1 lands, and it's in the Microsoft Store for the first time

PowerShell 7.1 is rolling out to all platforms, and for the first time, the Microsoft Store.

https://www.windowscentral.com/powershell-71-first-version-arrive-microsoft-store

 

Edge PWAs can show pending notifications count on Windows 10 taskbar

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/edge-pwas-can-show-pending-notifications-count-on-windows-10-taskbar-104098/

 

How to Restore Missing Default Power Plans in Windows 10

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

 

Researchers Find a Security Flaw With Microsoft Store Games

The exploit is a particularly nasty one, but there's an easy way to fix it.

https://www.makeuseof.com/researchers-find-security-flaw-microsoft-store-games/

 

Microsoft now lets you run multiple Android apps in Windows 10

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-now-lets-you-run-multiple-android-apps-in-windows-10/

 

Revo Uninstaller

A fast and reliable uninstaller that helps you delete registry entries, use different uninstall methods, disable or enable startup items or clean your browser history

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Uninstallers/Revo-Uninstaller.shtml

 

Can You Install Firefox on Chromebook? Yes, But It's Complicated

3 ways to get a version of Firefox on your Chromebook

https://www.lifewire.com/install-firefox-on-chromebook-5084929

 

Twitter and Facebook’s diverging philosophies were on display in the latest tech hearing

https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/17/twitter-and-facebooks-senate-judiciary-hearing-philosophies/

 

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra specs leak just revealed iPhone 12 killer

The Galaxy S21 specs just leaked, and the S21 Ultra is in a league of its own

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s21-ultra-specs-leak-just-revealed-iphone-12-killer

 

How To Automatically Delete Chrome History After Closing

https://www.techjunkie.com/automatically-delete-chrome-history-exit/

 

5 new steps you can take right now to stay safer online

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/new-online-security-steps/763726/

 

2020's Most Common Passwords Are Laughably Insecure

Is anyone seriously still using 123456 as a password? Indeed they are, according to NordPass' top 200 list of most common passwords for 2020, and they're putting their data at risk.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/2020s-most-common-passwords-are-laughably-insecure

 

Stay safe: These top-rated smart home security cameras are nearly 70 percent off at Amazon, today only

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/smart-home-security-cameras-sale-161740237.html

 

Stay on Track With a Budget Calendar

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/stay-on-track-with-a-budget-calendar-1845701109

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AirPlay on Roku: This changes everything

Apple's iPhone control system makes Roku a much more versatile streaming platform.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3597048/airplay-on-roku-this-changes-everything.html?utm_date=20201118025846&huid=3fc3c8e9-c30f-4051-86e2-3f927b788b83

 

Zoom’s new security feature will let you stop ‘Zoombombers’ in their tracks

You can suspend meeting activities to halt disruptions

https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/16/21570302/zoom-security-temporarily-shut-down-suspend-meetings-stop-zoombombers

 

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/

 

The Apple MagSafe Duo release date may be imminent – here’s why

Charge both iPhone 12 and Apple Watch at once, the Apple MagSafe way

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-apple-magsafe-duo-release-date-may-be-imminent-heres-why

 

Attackers target gaming as the latest ‘always on’ industry impacted by ransomware

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/attackers-target-gaming-as-the-latest-always-on-industry-impacted-by-ransomware/

 

President-elect Joseph Biden plucks Revolution’s Ron Klain as new chief of staff

https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/11/president-elect-joseph-biden-reportedly-plucks-revolutions-ron-klain-as-new-chief-of-staff/

 

What Is the Headphones Driver and How Does It Affect Audio Quality?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-is-earphones-driver/

 

Skype just doubled the limit for participants in a call

After a few weeks of testing, Skype is rolling out a higher participant limit for calls to everyone.

https://www.windowscentral.com/skype-just-doubled-limit-participants-call

 

NVIDIA fixes severe flaw in GeForce NOW cloud gaming service

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/nvidia-fixes-severe-flaw-in-geforce-now-cloud-gaming-service/

 

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

https://tinyurl.com/y6bnwx2e

 

Avoid using Multi-factor authentication that involves phone-based techniques, says Microsoft

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/dont-use-multi-factor-authentication-that-involves-phone-based-techniques-104044/

 

8 Iconic Games Recreated in Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel can help you procrastinate. Here are some iconic games you can play inside an Excel spreadsheet.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-iconic-games-recreated-microsoft-excel/

 

Driver Magician Lite

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/Driver-Magician-Lite.shtml

 

Global Pandemic Fuels Cyber-Threat Workload for National Cyber Security Centre, Shows Annual Review

From securing the Nightingale hospitals to tackling threats to vaccine research and production, a large part of the National Cyber Security Centre's (NCSC) recent work in the UK has been related to the coronavirus pandemic, as Ron Alalouff discovered when reporting on its Annual Review.

https://www.darkreading.com/physical-security/global-pandemic-fuels-cyber-threat-workload-for-national-cyber-security-centre-shows-annual-review/d/d-id/1339452

 

How To Manage Your PS5 Storage

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/manage-ps5-storage-140000229.html

 

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

Chromebooks are cheap but are they any good?

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

 

PS5 scams targeting shoppers — what to look out for

PS5 buyers are being targeted by cybercriminals, Kaspersky says

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/ps5-scams-targeting-shoppers-what-to-look-out-for

 

How To Free Up Disk Space On Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/free-up-disk-space-windows-10/

 

21 Tips Every Apple Watch Owner Should Know

Whether you just bought the new Series 6 or have owned an Apple smartwatch for years, our quick tips will help you make the most of the Apple Watch.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/20-tips-every-apple-watch-owner-should-know

 

Tech how-to: How to design and print your own Christmas cards

https://www.komando.com/how-tos/print-your-own-christmas-cards/763738/

 

Google will soon let you opt out of Gmail’s data-hungry smart features entirely

Giving you more control over the data that powers them

https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/16/21569599/google-gmail-meet-chat-personal-data-toggle-privacy

 

How to reset WSL2 Linux distro on Windows 10

If you need to start over or have problems with a Linux distro using WSL2, you can reset it using the Settings app, and here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/reset-wsl2-linux-distro-windows-10/

 

Google Chrome to block JavaScript redirects on web page URL clicks

https://www.techradar.com/news/google-chrome-to-block-javascript-redirects-on-web-page-url-clicks

 

Traditional endpoint security is dead. So what now?

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/editorial/traditional-endpoint-security-is-dead-so-what-now/

 

Daily Crunch: Google Photos will end free, unlimited storage

https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/11/daily-crunch-google-photos-will-end-free-unlimited-storage/

 

6 Ways to Easily Send Text Messages (SMS) from Your PC

https://www.maketecheasier.com/send-sms-from-pc/

 

Re-live retro gaming with EmuOS, a collection of classic video games

EmuOS is a shot of nostalgia in your web browser in the form of classic games and software.

https://www.windowscentral.com/relive-retro-gaming-emuos-collection-classic-video-games

 

Ransomware gang hacks Facebook account to run extortion ads

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ransomware-gang-hacks-facebook-account-to-run-extortion-ads/

 

How to Turn On or Off Display Apps from Android Phone in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/162073-turn-off-display-apps-phone-your-phone-app-windows-10-a.html

 

Google Photos will soon stop providing users with unlimited free high-quality media storage

Google Photos will soon stop providing users with unlimited free storage. Google Photos has announced new storage policy changes. As per these changes, Google Photos users will receive a limited 15GB of free storage. Beyond that, Google One members can purchase additional storage to store more photos and media. The updated policy will go into effect starting June 1, 2021.

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/google-photos-will-soon-stop-providing-users-with-unlimited-storage-104036/

 

5 Sites to Learn or Practice Faster Touch Typing on Computers

Typing speed matters when you are working online. It's time to learn touch typing to increase your speed and boost your productivity.

https://www.makeuseof.com/learn-or-practice-faster-touch-typing-on-computers/

 

Kaspersky Rescue Disk

Create a disk image to boot from and safely remove viruses from your computer in a non-dangerous environment provided by Kaspersky

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Kaspersky-Rescue-Disk.shtml

 

Zoom Debuts New Tools to Fight Meeting Disruptions

Two new capabilities in version 5.4.3 let hosts and co-hosts pause Zoom meetings to remove and report disruptive attendees.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/zoom-debuts-new-tools-to-fight-meeting-disruptions/d/d-id/1339447

 

Applying to college? Don’t let scammers steal your money

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/applying-to-college-dont-let-scammers-steal-your-money-144626871.html

 

How to Fix It When a Chromebook Touchscreen is Not Working

Chromebook screen lacking that magic touch? Let's get it working again

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-non-working-touchscreen-on-chromebook-4845822

 

Watch out — over 100 PS4 games might struggle on PS5

A surprising number of PS4 games come with a warning when booted on PS5

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/watch-out-over-100-ps4-games-might-struggle-on-ps5

 

How To Fit A Table To The Page In Microsoft Word

https://www.techjunkie.com/fit-table-to-page-word/

 

How to Spot Fake News Online

Not sure which sources to trust when you're online? As the US election looms, these browser plug-ins and online tools can help you figure out how to detect fake news sites.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-spot-fake-news-online

 

Why pay more? 15 great deals from Amazon Renewed

https://www.komando.com/amazon/amazon-renewed-deals/764219/

 

Google’s Pixel 5 camera app comes to older Pixel phones

New features and a UI refresh

https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/16/21567049/google-pixel-camera-app-update-8-1

 

How to take webpage screenshot on Microsoft Edge

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

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

 

What is a dark web scan and do you need one?

https://www.techradar.com/news/what-is-a-dark-web-scan-and-do-you-need-one

 

Blackberry identifies mystery APT, calls upon researchers to start ‘picking up breadcrumbs’

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/apts-cyberespionage/blackberry-identifies-mystery-apt-calls-upon-researchers-to-start-picking-up-breadcrumbs/

 

Why are telehealth companies treating healthcare like the gig economy?

https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/17/why-are-telehealth-companies-treating-healthcare-like-the-gig-economy/

 

How to Prevent Overspending on Android Apps in the Play Store

https://www.maketecheasier.com/prevent-overspending-android-apps-play-store/

 

Some Xbox Series X consoles are experiencing crashes when trying to load games (update)

Some gamers can't load games on their new Xbox Series X.

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-series-x-crashing-and-flickering-some-trying-load-games

 

Microsoft is investigating undeletable Outlook.com emails

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-is-investigating-undeletable-outlookcom-emails/

 

How to Name a Window in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/168584-how-name-window-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Google Chrome 88, Edge to safeguard users against ‘tab-napping’ attacks

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/google-chrome-88-edge-to-safeguard-users-against-tab-napping-attacks-104028/

 

Microsoft Edge Is Leaving Firefox in the Dust

While the two browsers were initially dueling for the number two spot, Microsoft Edge is finally shooting ahead.

https://www.makeuseof.com/microsoft-edge-leaving-firefox-in-dust/

 

OnionFruit Connect

Access the Tor network in the blink of an eye by resorting to this lightweight app that ensures your anonymity while surfing the web, regardless of your choice of browser

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Secure-Browsing-VPN/OnionFruit-Connect.shtml

 

Apple Issues Security Updates

Vulnerabilities found in three most recent versions of macOS.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/apple-issues-security-updates/d/d-id/1339446

 

iPhone 12 mini owners report unresponsive lock screens

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-iphone-12-mini-lock-screen-touch-response-issue-223130788.html

 

Can You Install Firefox on Chromebook? Yes, But It's Complicated

3 ways to get a version of Firefox on your Chromebook

https://www.lifewire.com/install-firefox-on-chromebook-5084929

 

iPhone 13 leak just revealed a surprise upgrade

The iPhone 13 will have improved battery tech, according to a top Apple analyst

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-13-leak-just-revealed-a-surprise-upgrade

 

How To Change The Ring Doorbell Chime Sound

https://www.techjunkie.com/change-ring-doorbell-chime-sound/

 

Having Trouble Seeing Your iPhone or iPad Screen? Use These Tools

Accessibility settings like Dark Mode and Zoom can make the screen easier to read, while the new and improved Magnifier tool in iOS 14 can help you better see the world around you.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/having-trouble-seeing-your-iphone-or-ipad-screen-use-these-tools

 

Overpayment scams are back – Be careful who you sell your old stuff to

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/overpayment-scam-warning/764161/

 

Zoom to lift 40-minute meeting limit on Thanksgiving for longer family hangouts

As COVID-19 makes it difficult and risky to travel

https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/13/21564310/zoom-40-minute-time-limit-thanksgiving-restriction-lifted-temporary

 

Surface Duo picks up November 2020 firmware update

Surface Duo gets its third firmware update to improve camera quality, apps usability, and patch Android security vulnerabilities.

https://pureinfotech.com/surface-duo-november-2020-firmware-update/

 

Best free and public DNS servers in 2020

Speed up and secure your browsing with the best DNS services around today

https://www.techradar.com/news/best-dns-server

 

Major ransomware strain jumps from Windows to Linux

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/major-ransomware-strain-jumps-from-windows-to-linux/

 

Yeah, Apple’s M1 MacBook Pro is powerful, but it’s the battery life that will blow you away

Apple's new M1 powered MacBook shows impressive performance gains that make Intel's chips obsolete overnight

https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/17/yeah-apples-m1-macbook-pro-is-powerful-but-its-the-battery-life-that-will-blow-you-away/

 

Microsoft Issues Warning About Vaping and Xbox Series X

https://www.maketecheasier.com/microsoft-issues-warning-vaping-xbox-series-x/

 

How to troubleshoot and fix Windows 10 blue screen errors

Are you getting a blue screen error? In this guide, we'll show you how to troubleshoot and fix this annoying issue on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-troubleshoot-blue-screen-errors-windows-10

 

Windows 10 Intel microcode released to fix new CPU security bugs

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-intel-microcode-released-to-fix-new-cpu-security-bugs/

 

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

https://tinyurl.com/y4a2d3qu

  

Windows 10 v 2004 display suddenly going black? KB4577063 fixes it

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-v-2004-display-suddenly-going-black-kb4577063-fixes-it-104007/

 

What's New in Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla? Why You Should Give Ubuntu Another Shot

The new features and improvements in Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla take the Linux distribution in a smart and progressive direction.

https://www.makeuseof.com/ubuntu-20-10-groovy-gorilla-whats-new/

 

BleachBit

Free up valuable disk space and maintain your privacy by removing unnecessary or temporary files along with Internet traces, and by securing data

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secure-cleaning/BleachBit.shtml

 

CISA Director Expects to Be Fired Following Secure Election

Meanwhile, key legislators and former DHS officials are speaking out in support of CISA director Chris Krebs, who has led the agency's efforts in election security.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/cisa-director-expects-to-be-fired-following-secure-election/d/d-id/1339442

 

McIntosh Speakers in Your Grand Wagoneer? How Car Sound Systems Are Going High End

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/mcintosh-speakers-grand-wagoneer-car-160000582.html

 

Ransomware Threats Show Hospitals Aren't Prepared

More unnecessary strain

https://www.lifewire.com/ransomware-threats-show-hospitals-aren-t-prepared-5085724

 

iPhone 13 release date, price, specs and leaks

The iPhone 12 may be here, but an even more radical shift is looming for the iPhone 13

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-13

 

How To Remove The Ring Doorbell Faceplate

https://www.techjunkie.com/remove-ring-doorbell-faceplate/

 

Amid New Macs, Apple Brings Back John Hodgman to Ridicule Windows PCs

PC users won’t be amused by the cameo, but on Tuesday comedian John Hodgman was briefly brought back to reprise his role as an inept PC jealous of all the features in Apple's Mac line.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/amid-new-macs-apple-brings-back-john-hodgman-to-ridicule-windows-pcs

 

Borrow this trick from pro broadcasters to stop work-from-home interruptions

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/red-light/763670/

 

‘No evidence’ voting in the US ‘was in any way compromised,’ says Department of Homeland Security

“The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history.”

https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/12/21563274/dhs-cisa-no-evidence-us-voting-compromised

 

Slingbox brilliantly solved a problem that no longer exists

Once upon a time, Slingbox was pretty much the only way to stream live TV to your phone or PC.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3596809/slingbox-brilliantly-solved-a-problem-that-no-longer-exists.html?utm_date=20201118025921&huid=3fc3c8e9-c30f-4051-86e2-3f927b788b83

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How chatbots and automation will update outmoded customer support in 2021

"Good enough" support no longer cuts it. It's time to ratchet up tech investments, which tops the list of Intercom's 2021 Customer Support Trends Report.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-chatbots-and-automation-will-update-outmoded-customer-support-in-2021/

 

Apple's New MacBooks (and Mac Mini) Are Powered By iPhone DNA

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apples-macbooks-mac-mini-powered-214938192.html

 

How to Use the Built-In Geography Feature in Microsoft Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/699219/how-to-use-the-built-in-geography-feature-in-microsoft-excel/

 

Switch to Firefox Before Your Older Android Can No Longer Access Parts of the Web

https://lifehacker.com/switch-to-firefox-before-your-older-android-can-no-long-1845621018

 

TorGuard VPN review: Serviceable speeds and the right privacy promises

TorGuard is a good VPN, but it could stand to be a bit faster.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3585182/torguard-vpn-review.html

 

Microsoft November 2020 Patch Tuesday fixes 112 vulnerabilities

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-november-2020-patch-tuesday-fixes-112-vulnerabilities/

 

How to Boost Focus and Productivity With the Focuster App

Boost focus and productivity by turning your to-do list into an organized schedule

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-boost-focus-and-productivity-with-the-focuster-app/

 

Windows Terminal 1.5 hits preview with loads of new features

Windows Terminal 1.4 has moved out of preview, too.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-terminal-15-hits-preview-loads-new-features

 

Windows 10 antivirus will soon deliver comprehensive protection on iOS and Linux too

https://www.techradar.com/news/windows-10-antivirus-will-soon-deliver-comprehensive-protection-on-ios-and-linux-too

 

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

https://tinyurl.com/y65vqvd8

  

WINDOWS 10 21H2 WILL INTRODUCE BIG VISUAL CHANGES IN 2021

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/

 

Microsoft Announces Pluton, the Security Chip Making Windows PCs Unhackable (of course this is in the future on new machines)

Microsoft has invested aggressively in the security of the Windows ecosystem lately, and today the company announced another major project that the world’s biggest chipmakers are contributing to.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-announces-pluton-the-security-chip-making-windows-pcs-unhackable-531554.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

 

Latest Windows 10 update causes serious problems — what you need to know

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/latest-windows-10-update-causes-serious-problems-what-you-need-to-know

 

Macs with the M1 chip do not support eGPUs

https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/10/macs-with-the-m1-chip-do-not-support-egpus/

 

Apple might appease antitrust concerns by suggesting third-party apps to new iPhone owners

9to5Mac spotted the feature in an iOS 14.3 beta

https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/12/21563168/apple-antitrust-third-party-app-setup

 

Manufacturing Sees Rising Ransomware Threat

Crypto-ransomware groups are increasingly adopting malware and tools that can probe and attack operational technology, such as industrial control systems, according to an assessment of current threats.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/manufacturing-sees-rising-ransomware-threat/d/d-id/1339438

 

A sneaky type of fraud is skyrocketing – here’s what to do if it happens to you

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/unemployment-fraud-protection/763608/

 

What Is the Apple M1 Chip?

A brand-new processor that Apple developed in-house will power the newest Macs. Here's what it can do, based on what we know so far.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/what-is-the-apple-m1-chip

 

The Apple Watch Series 6 falls to new low of $350 at Amazon

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-watch-series-6-new-amazon-sale-new-all-time-low-early-black-friday-213620639.html

 

How to Install Microsoft Edge on a Chromebook

https://www.howtogeek.com/699866/how-to-install-microsoft-edge-on-a-chromebook/

 

All the Changes Apple Didn't Share at Today's 'M1' Event

https://lifehacker.com/all-the-changes-apple-didnt-share-at-todays-m1-event-1845634030

 

Government warns of remote attack against Windows PCs editing iPhone video

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

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

 

Adobe releases security update for Adobe Reader for Android

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/adobe-releases-security-update-for-adobe-reader-for-android/

 

6 Ways to Improve Your Reaction Times When Gaming

Looking to get the one-up over your gaming adversaries? Here are some of the best ways to improve your gaming reaction times.

https://www.makeuseof.com/ways-to-improve-reaction-times-gaming/

 

Here's every lie about the Xbox Series X, debunked

Debunking the biggest lies about the Xbox Series X at launch.

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-series-x-lies-debunked

 

This Windows 10 update could be a winner with tinkerers and perfectionists

Windows 10 update will introduce more granular font rendering settings

https://www.techradar.com/news/windows-10-update-will-take-os-customization-to-the-next-level

 

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

 

Windows 10 gets update KB4577586 to remove Adobe Flash Player

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

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

 

Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4586781 Problems Already Being Reported

Microsoft published new Windows 10 cumulative updates only a few days ago as part of the November 2020 Patch Tuesday cycle, and naturally, the May 2020 Update, or version 2004, received its very own set of improvements too.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-cumulative-update-kb4586781-problems-already-being-reported-531541.shtml

 

Enormous, All-in-One Charger Has Plenty of Tricks

One charger to rule them all

https://www.lifewire.com/enormous-all-in-one-charger-has-plenty-of-tricks-5087085

 

MacBook Air M1 benchmark results — Intel is officially in trouble

The new MacBook Air and Pro benchmarks are impressive

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/macbook-air-m1-benchmark-results-intel-is-officially-in-trouble

 

Come June 1, 2021, all of your new photos will count against your free Google storage

https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/11/google-cuts-back-on-its-free-storage-get-ready-to-pay-up/

 

Chinese gadget makers have to overcome stigma to launch in the US

The challenges they face

https://www.theverge.com/21560970/chinese-gadgets-made-in-china-usa-marketing-stigma

 

'Pay2Key' Could Become Next Big Ransomware Threat

Researchers from Check Point say an Iranian-based threat actor has successfully attacked multiple Israeli companies could soon go global.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/pay2key-could-become-next-big-ransomware-threat/d/d-id/1339436

 

Looking for cleaning products? Beware of fake Clorox and Lysol websites

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/fake-clorox-and-lysol-websites/763525/

 

Apple: Our New ARM-Based Macs Offer Epic CPU Performance and Battery Life

The company boldly claimed its new ARM-based Macs can handily beat Windows PCs when it comes to performance. The new Macs go on sale next week.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/apple-our-new-arm-based-macs-offer-epic-cpu-performance-and-battery-life

 

The latest iPad drops to $280 in Best Buy's Black Friday early access sale

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/best-buy-black-friday-early-access-sale-my-best-buy-program-apple-ipad-lenovo-smart-clock-150128510.html

 

How Backward Compatible Are the Xbox Series X and S?

https://www.howtogeek.com/699890/how-backward-compatible-are-the-xbox-series-x-and-s/

 

Switch to Firefox Before Your Older Android Can No Longer Access Parts of the Web

https://lifehacker.com/switch-to-firefox-before-your-older-android-can-no-long-1845621018

 

Amazon is blowing out our favorite speedy Samsung SSDs

Choose between the 860 Evo, 970 Evo, 970 Evo Plus, and the 870 QVO.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3597410/amazon-is-blowing-out-our-favorite-speedy-samsung-ssds.html

 

Ubuntu's Gnome desktop could be tricked into giving root access

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ubuntus-gnome-desktop-could-be-tricked-into-giving-root-access/

 

5 Linux Operating Systems That Offer Bleeding Edge Updates

Ready for an operating system that boasts the latest features? It's time to try one of these bleeding edge Linux distros.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/linux-operating-systems-bleeding-edge-updates/

 

Apple brings the heat with its M1 ARM processor, but takes different direction than Microsoft

Apple is joining Microsoft and Google in embracing ARM for computers and not just phones. Here are five takeaways from today's announcement.

https://www.windowscentral.com/apple-arm-vs-windows-thoughts

 

This crafty ransomware campaign has Microsoft Teams users in its crosshairs

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-crafty-ransomware-campaign-has-microsoft-teams-users-in-its-cross-hairs

 

How to Repair System Files with SFC Command in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2895-run-sfc-command-windows-10-a.html

 

WINDOWS 10 20H2 KNOWN ISSUES BLOCKING INSTALLATION

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

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

 

Microsoft Announces New Microsoft Edge Notification Features on Windows 10

Microsoft has already completed the transition to the Chromium engine for its very own browser, and now the company can focus its efforts on improving the experience on all platforms where the app is now available.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-announces-new-microsoft-edge-notification-features-on-windows-10-531542.shtml

 

How Apps Could Detect COVID Through Speech

Just say 'ahh'?

https://www.lifewire.com/how-apps-could-detect-covid-through-speech-5086576

 

The best Black Friday PS4 deals

See what the best Black Friday PS4 deals are right now.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/the-best-black-friday-ps4-deals

 

RIP Google Music, one of the company’s last examples of generosity

https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/11/rip-google-music-one-of-the-companys-last-examples-of-generosity/

 

YouTube went down around the world, but it’s now fixed

There were issues loading videos during the outage

https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/11/21561764/youtube-down-outage-loading-videos

 

New 'CostaRicto' Hack-for-Hire Group Targets Global Businesses

The group of APT mercenaries uses bespoke malware and strong operation security to target a range of organizations, located primarily in Southeast Asia.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/new-costaricto-hack-for-hire-group-targets-global-businesses/d/d-id/1339434

 

Apple’s massive privacy upgrade exposes what your favorite apps know about you

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/apple-upgrades-app-privacy/763297/

 

Wyze Expands Smart Home Lineup With $199 Robot Vacuum

The Wyze Robot Vacuum uses LiDAR to map rooms and set up cleaning zones.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/wyze-expands-smart-home-lineup-with-199-robot-vacuum

 

Why this free photo-editing app is the best option for beginner or professional photographers

https://www.yahoo.com/news/why-free-photo-editing-app-110147567.html

 

How to Use Control Center on Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/699684/how-to-use-control-center-on-mac/

 

Know the Difference Between 'Misinformation' and 'Disinformation'

https://lifehacker.com/misinformation-and-disinformation-are-not-the-same-thin-1839290006

 

Sorry, but the new MacBook Air is not faster than 98% of PC laptops

Let's just say this out loud, OK? Apple is full of it.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3596814/new-macbook-air-is-not-faster-than-98-percent-of-pc-laptops.html

 

Scammers impersonating the IRS threaten victims with legal action

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/scammers-impersonating-the-irs-threaten-victims-with-legal-action/

 

How to Buy Online Safely, Securely, and Confidently

Whatever you're planning to buy online, buying with confidence is vital. Learn how to spot scams and fake reviews in this week's podcast.

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-buy-online-safely-securely-and-confidently/

 

PSA: Dell printer drivers flagged as malware by antivirus engines

It's unclear what's going on with Dell's printer drivers.

https://www.windowscentral.com/psa-dell-printer-drivers-flagged-malware-antivirus-engines

 

YouTube was down because 2020 isn't over for seven weeks – it's back now

Just when you thought things were getting better in 2020...

https://www.techradar.com/news/youtube-is-down-because-2020-isnt-over-for-seven-weeks

 

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

 

How to enable scrollable tabs in Chrome

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

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

 

Microsoft Surface Duo Android November Update Now Available for Download

Surface Duo is Microsoft’s first Android device in history, and the company has promised monthly updates, as per Google’s release strategy for its mobile operating system.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-surface-duo-android-november-update-now-available-for-download-531533.shtml

 

Social Media Changes Haven't Fixed Enough, Experts Say

As much as things change, they also remain the same

https://www.lifewire.com/social-media-changes-havent-fixed-enough-experts-say-5085218

 

Samsung Galaxy S21 release date, price specs and leaks

The Samsung Galaxy S21 is coming. Here's everything we know so far.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s21

 

Dear Sophie: What does Biden’s win mean for tech immigration?

https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/11/dear-sophie-what-does-a-biden-win-for-tech-immigration/

 

Waves of attacks on US hospitals show a change in tactics for cybercriminals

They’re knowingly targeting hospitals

https://www.theverge.com/21551050/cyberattacks-hospitals-coronavirus-deadly-tactics

 

We Secured the Election. Now How Do We Secure Trust in Results?

Disinformation campaigns are now designed not only to influence how voters fill out their ballots, but also how confident they are in the entire process. How do legislators, media organizations, security professionals, and voters respond?

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/we-secured-the-election-now-how-do-we-secure-trust-in-results/b/d-id/1339433

 

Easy way to keep Chrome from slowing down your computer

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/speed-up-chrome/764437/

 

Concerned About Privacy? Store Your Sensitive Info in a Data Pod, Says Tim Berners-Lee

The brainchild of World Wide Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the Enterprise Solid Server lets users store their data in pods, which can be accessed by apps and third parties only when the user allows it.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/concerned-about-privacy-store-your-sensitive-info-in-a-data-pod-says-tim

 

Walmart releases Black Friday ad with PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X listed as online-only amid COVID-19

https://www.yahoo.com/news/walmart-releases-black-friday-ad-055945172.html

 

Android "fleeceware" apps trick users by charging them exorbitant subscription fees

Seven fraudulent apps found in the Google Play store by Avast offer skins and wallpaper for games but charge as much as $120 a month.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/android-fleeceware-apps-trick-users-by-charging-them-exorbitant-subscription-fees/

 

AirPlay on Roku: This changes everything

Apple's iPhone control system makes Roku a much more versatile streaming platform.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3597048/airplay-on-roku-this-changes-everything.html

 

Keep Your PC Running Like New, Avram Grossman, APCUG VTC 8 15 20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0nvYtWKj_s&t=32s

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KB4589211: Intel microcode updates for Windows 10, version 1903 and 1909, and Windows Server, version 1903 and 1909

https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/help/4589211/intel-microcode-updates

 

How Google's new policy affects your free storage in Photos and Drive

Google has eliminated the "free" loophole that allows you to store unlimited high-resolution images in Google Photos.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3596132/how-googles-new-policy-affects-your-free-storage-in-photos-and-drive.html

 

How to Disable Transparent Menus on Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/699486/how-to-disable-transparent-menus-on-mac/

 

The Best Alternatives to Your Discontinued Slingbox

https://lifehacker.com/the-best-alternatives-to-your-discontinued-slingbox-1845647106

 

Microsoft begins killing off the Control Panel in Windows 10

Farewell old friend

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-begins-killing-off-the-control-panel-in-windows-10

 

How to Restore Missing Default Power Plans in Windows 10

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

 

Apple's M1: A closer look at the chip inside of the latest Macs

At Apple's event dubbed "One More Thing," the company gave viewers a virtual tour of the M1 chip and its 16 billion transistors.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/apples-m1-a-closer-look-at-the-chip-inside-of-the-latest-mac/

 

Fake Microsoft Teams updates lead to Cobalt Strike deployment

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fake-microsoft-teams-updates-lead-to-cobalt-strike-deployment/

 

How to Protect Your PayPal Account: 9 Tips for Better Security

Here are some essential ways to lock down your PayPal account from risks and danger.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-keep-your-paypal-account-safe-from-hackers/

 

Can You Trace an Email? Maybe, Here's how…

https://askbobrankin.com/can_you_trace_an_email_maybe_heres_how.html

 

This might be the reason why the Galaxy S21 will launch much earlier than usual

https://bgr.com/2020/11/11/galaxy-s21-release-date-late-january-rumor/

 

Ring doorbells recalled over fire threat

https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/11/ring-doorbells-recalled-over-fire-threat/

 

Why Is Intel’s New Graphics Processor So Important?

It's more than just looks

https://www.lifewire.com/why-is-intel-s-new-graphics-processor-so-important-5085812

 

Fired Microsoft Software Engineer Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison

He stole $10 million of digital currency from Microsoft and tried to blame it on colleagues.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/fired-microsoft-software-engineer-sentenced-to-9-years-in-prison

 

Why you should Google yourself now

https://www.komando.com/privacy/google-yourself-now/311115/

 

Finish your PC build with these all-time-low prices on Sabrent SSDs

Upgrade your PC and save big

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3596131/finish-your-pc-build-with-these-all-time-low-prices-on-sabrent-ssds.html

 

How to End Meetings Early in Microsoft Outlook Automatically

https://www.howtogeek.com/693967/how-to-end-meetings-early-in-microsoft-outlook-automatically/

 

How Do I Choose the Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones?

https://lifehacker.com/how-do-i-choose-the-best-noise-cancelling-headphones-511026873

 

This Android wrist PC is probably more powerful than an iPhone 7, but it has one huge flaw

A waterproof smartphone on your wrist

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-android-wrist-pc-is-probably-more-powerful-than-an-iphone-7-but-with-one-huge-flaw

 

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

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

 

Phishing, deepfakes, and ransomware: How coronavirus-related cyberthreats will persist in 2021

The pandemic and 5G speed create wider attack capabilities. Phishing emails and other threats will continue to exploit COVID-19 and its side effects, says Check Point Research.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/phishing-deepfakes-and-ramsomware-how-coronavirus-related-cyberthreats-will-persist-in-2021/

 

Microsoft force upgrading Windows 10 1903 devices to 1909

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-force-upgrading-windows-10-1903-devices-to-1909/

 

The Best Automation Tools to Let Freelancers Reclaim Their Time

A lot of automation tools exist to help freelancers take back more control over their time. Here are all the best ones.

https://www.makeuseof.com/best-automation-tools-freelancers-reclaim-control-time/

 

Slow Internet Sometimes? Here's Why...

https://askbobrankin.com/slow_internet_sometimes_heres_why.html

 

If you have one of these Ring Video Doorbells, you need to read this immediately

https://bgr.com/2020/11/11/ring-doorbell-recall-fire-risk/

 

Facebook extends its temporary ban on political ads for another month

https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/11/facebook-political-ad-pause/

 

Back Tap is the Extra Button You Never Knew You Needed

Tap, tap, tap

https://www.lifewire.com/back-tap-is-the-extra-button-you-never-knew-you-needed-5085595

 

Free Yahoo Mail Accounts Lose Ability to Automatically Forward Emails on Jan. 1

Getting the feature back requires paying for a premium account.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/free-yahoo-mail-accounts-lose-ability-to-automatically-forward-emails-on

 

How to delete yourself from people search sites

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/how-to-delete-yourself-from-people-search-sites/751332/

 

Ryzen 5000 isn't a 'paper launch,' it's just extremely popular

Just because you couldn't buy one doesn't make a product a paper launch.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3596396/ryzen-5000-availability-paper-launch.html

 

How to Get a Task Manager Inside PC Games on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/699982/how-to-get-a-task-manager-inside-pc-games-on-windows-10/

 

There's a Massive Recall of Amazon Ring Doorbells

https://lifehacker.com/amazon-recalls-ring-doorbells-after-reports-they-catch-1845643691

 

This company combats ID fraud by analyzing how you type; it's now free and unlimited

TypingDNA can verify a user's identity just by how they type

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-company-combats-id-fraud-by-analyzing-how-you-type-its-now-free-and-unlimited

 

Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable in Windows 10 (caution, installing unverified drivers can cause problems with Windows and some programs)

https://tinyurl.com/y3oy9wpq

  

How to repair the GRUB2 boot loader on Linux

Jack Wallen shows you how easy it is to repair the GRUB2 boot loader in Linux.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-repair-the-grub2-boot-loader-on-linux/

 

New Slipstream NAT bypass attacks to be blocked by browsers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-slipstream-nat-bypass-attacks-to-be-blocked-by-browsers/

 

The Best Standalone MP3 Players for All Budgets

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-standalone-mp3-player/

 

Geekly Update - 11 November 2020

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_11_november_2020.html

 

13 Tips To Make The Most Of Your New Xbox Series X Or S

https://kotaku.com/13-tips-to-make-the-most-of-your-new-xbox-series-x-or-s-1845631982

 

ByteDance asks federal appeals court to vacate US order forcing it to sell TikTok

https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/10/bytedance-asks-federal-appeals-court-to-vacate-u-s-order-forcing-it-to-sell-tiktok/

 

Ransomware Threats Show Hospitals Aren't Prepared

More unnecessary strain

https://www.lifewire.com/ransomware-threats-show-hospitals-aren-t-prepared-5085724

 

Dropped Your AirPods on Train Tracks? Enter the Panasonic Vacuum

The vacuum has a thin tip that uses suction power to collect earbuds lost in track gravel.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/dropped-your-airpods-on-train-tracks-enter-the-panasonic-vacuum

 

Patch now! Critical Adobe security updates you need now

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/critical-adobe-security-updates/762908/

 

How Apple's new M1 Macs could finally make Windows on Arm a reality

Apple's clout could give Windows on Arm a much-needed boost in the software department.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3596797/apples-new-m1-macs-may-finally-make-windows-on-arm-a-reality.html

 

How to Use Incognito Mode in Google Chrome for Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/699395/how-to-use-incognito-mode-in-chrome-for-android/

 

Why AppleCare Might Be a Good Idea for a HomePod Mini

https://lifehacker.com/why-applecare-might-be-a-good-idea-for-a-homepod-mini-1845643955

 

Mysterious billion-dollar transaction sees dormant bitcoin wallet return from the dead

Wallet had not seen any activity since 2015

https://www.techradar.com/news/mysterious-billion-dollar-transaction-sees-dormant-bitcoin-wallet-return-from-the-dead

 

WinDBG - The Basics for Debugging Crash Dumps in Windows 10 (when you get a blue screen of death, the message disappears too fast, this will help you figure out the cause of big blue)

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

 

10 Android predictions for 2021

Will the Google Pixel Watch finally be released? Will 5G come standard on Android devices? Jack Wallen answers these questions and more as he offers insight into what the future may hold for Android.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/10-android-predictions-for-2021/

 

Microsoft working on fix for Windows apps forgetting passwords

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-working-on-fix-for-windows-apps-forgetting-passwords/

 

5 Essential Security Checks to Keep Your Android Phone Safe

Do these quick checks on your Android phone to make sure your privacy and security are never compromised.

https://www.makeuseof.com/5-essential-security-checks-to-keep-your-android-phone-safe/

 

Mass-market Windows on the cloud will be here in the spring

Here comes Windows as a Desktop-as-a-Service: Microsoft Cloud PC.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3596512/mass-market-windows-on-the-cloud-will-be-here-in-the-spring.html

 

Are You Worried About the 'COVID Slide'?

https://offspring.lifehacker.com/are-you-worried-about-the-covid-slide-1845631837

 

House Reps ask FCC to ‘stop work on all partisan, controversial items’ during transition

https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/10/house-reps-ask-fcc-to-stop-work-on-all-partisan-controversial-items-during-transition/

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

How to remove viruses from your iPhone or iPad

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/how-to-remove-viruses-from-your-iphone-or-ipad/680417/

 

Sorry, but the new MacBook Air is not faster than 98% of PC laptops

Let's just say this out loud, OK? Apple is full of it.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3596814/new-macbook-air-is-not-faster-than-98-percent-of-pc-laptops.html

 

Microsoft’s Cloud PC plan for Apple Silicon and iOS

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

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

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FDA authorizes device to relieve PTSD-related nightmares

The device, through the Apple Watch, monitors movement and heart rate to detect nightmares

https://www.foxnews.com/health/fda-authorizes-device-to-relieve-ptsd-related-nightmares

 

Wyze now sells a super-cheap robot vacuum with LIDAR

It undercuts most of the competition at $199

https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/11/10/wyze-now-sells-a-super-cheap-robot-vacuum-with-lidar/

 

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

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

 

14 Stretches for Gamers Who Spend Too Long Playing Games

Those 12-hour gaming marathons are bad for your health. These exercises will soothe tension and improve your circulation.

https://www.makeuseof.com/stretches-for-gamers-spend-too-long-playing-games/

 

Fraudulent Minecraft apps deceive millions of Google Play users

https://blog.avast.com/fraudulent-minecraft-apps-on-google-play-avast

 

Are Humans Getting More Stupid Because of Computers?

https://askleo.com/are-humans-getting-more-stupid-because-of-computers/

 

[No root required] Control your Android phone from your computer with Scrcpy

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/07/control-your-android-phone-from-your-computer-with-scrcpy/

 

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

 

Big Tech Welcomes Biden Presidency, But Battles Loom

https://www.securityweek.com/big-tech-welcomes-biden-presidency-battles-loom

 

How to Enable or Disable Vertical Tabs in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/167216-how-enable-disable-vertical-tabs-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

How to beautify the Windows 10 Search feature

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/how-to-beautify-the-windows-10-search-feature/

 

Malware Hidden in Encrypted Traffic Surges Amid Pandemic

Zscaler says attacks involving the use of SSL/TLS encryption jumped 260% in the first nine months of 2020 compared to the same period last year.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/malware-hidden-in-encrypted-traffic-surges-amid-pandemic/d/d-id/1339420

 

Microsoft Edge is about to leave a serious rival in its dust

At this rate, Microsoft Edge will soon leapfrog established rival Firefox

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-edge-is-about-to-leave-a-serious-rival-in-its-dust

 

IBM, Microsoft, and the Future of Healthcare

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/IBM-Microsoft-and-the-Future-of-Healthcare-86911.html

 

Millions of sites including Wikipedia and New York Post will no longer load on phones running Android 7.1 or older from September 2021 because their security certificates won't be recognized

  - US-based certificate authority Let’s Encrypt announced changes in a blog post  

  - Devices with Android 7.1 or older will no longer trust Let's Encrypt certificates 

  - The change could affect 800 million users of the old Android operating systems

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8929127/Secure-websites-stop-loading-phones-running-Android-7-1-older-September-2021.html

 

How Unemployment Debit Card Freezes Signal Rising Fraud

Track your transactions

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

 

MacBook Pro and Mac mini still available with Intel chips for now

https://9to5mac.com/2020/11/10/macbook-pro-mac-mini-still-available-with-intel/#more-678276

 

How To Check If Someone Else Is Using Your Social Security Number

https://www.techjunkie.com/check-someone-else-using-social-security-number/

 

A sneaky type of fraud is skyrocketing – here’s what to do if it happens to you

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/unemployment-fraud-protection/763608/

 

8 Tricks for Keeping a Neat Desk

Is your desk a mess? You might be surprised at how much more productive you are if you follow our simple tips for cleaning up the clutter.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/tricks-for-keeping-a-neat-desk

 

Zoom Boosts Security and Privacy Protections

https://www.yahoo.com/news/zoom-boosts-security-privacy-protections-222355755.html

 

A Huge Windows 10 UI Revamp Is in the Works

The update is codenamed "Sun Valley" and it may change the fundamentals of Windows 10.

https://www.makeuseof.com/huge-windows-10-ui-revamp-in-the-works/

 

Get control of your social media with our Privacy Refresh

https://blog.avast.com/privacy-refresh-overview-avast

 

Why Is My Email Marked as Spam?

You can end up with email marked as spam for many different reasons, usually involving reputation - and not only yours.

https://askleo.com/why-is-my-email-marked-as-spam/

 

Create secure passphrases, include custom characters with PasswordGenerator

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/06/create-secure-passphrases-include-custom-characters-with-passwordgenerator/

 

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

 

Former Microsoft Worker Gets 9 Years in $10M Fraud Scheme

https://www.securityweek.com/former-microsoft-worker-gets-9-years-10m-fraud-scheme

 

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

https://tinyurl.com/yx9ggw69

  

Trump lawsuit site to report 'rejected votes' leaked voter data

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/trump-lawsuit-site-to-report-rejected-votes-leaked-voter-data/

 

Microsoft Patches Windows Kernel Flaw Under Active Attack

This month's Patch Tuesday addressed a Windows zero-day in a release of 112 vulnerabilities, 17 of which are critical.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/microsoft-patches-windows-kernel-flaw-under-active-attack/d/d-id/1339415

 

Arm has launched a CPU monster that will get Intel and AMD very worried

Designed to power the next-gen always-on portables

https://www.techradar.com/news/arm-has-launched-an-nvidia-cpu-monster-that-will-get-intel-and-amd-very-worried

 

Whom Can We Trust to Safeguard Healthcare Data?

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/science/86887.html

 

Elvis back from the dead? Artificial intelligence is used to create eerie 'deepfake' pop songs that sound like they are being sung by deceased stars

  - Neural network made by US firm OpenAI imitates musicians both living and dead

  - 'Jukebox' generates approximates of pop songs ranging from Elvis to The Beatles

  - The weird audio samples are available to listen for free in OpenAI's online library 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8933235/AI-creates-deepfake-songs-sound-like-theyre-performed-deceased-pop-stars.html

 

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

 

Here are the huge battery life improvements with the Apple Silicon MacBook Air and Pro

https://9to5mac.com/2020/11/10/here-are-the-huge-battery-life-improvements-with-the-apple-silicon-macbook-air-and-pro/

 

How To Set Pixel 3 To Vibrate

https://www.techjunkie.com/set-pixel-3-vibrate/

 

Veteran families can save big on wireless plans with T-Mobile

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/veteran-save-big-with-t-mobile/763294/

 

How to Create a Website

Need to establish an online presence for yourself or your business but have no idea where to start? This primer will teach you how to create a website—small or large—in no time flat.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-create-a-website

 

All Slingbox devices will stop working in two years

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/slingbox-devices-stop-working-two-231202793.html

 

How to Instantly Improve Your Writing With WriteSmoke Grammar Checker Tool

Bring out the wordsmith in you with this 5-in-1 smart grammar, spelling, style & punctuation checker, and translator

https://www.makeuseof.com/improve-writing-writesmoke-grammar-checker-tool/

 

Text scam lies about U.S. stimulus check

https://blog.avast.com/text-scam-lies-about-u.s.-stimulus-check-avast

 

Am I Sending Spam?

Sending emails with attachments to many BCC'd recipients directly from your Hotmail account looks like you're sending spam. I'll talk about why, and suggest alternatives.

https://askleo.com/am-i-sending-spam/

 

Windows 10 version 21H1 could be a minor update

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

 

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

 

FTC Says Zoom Misled Users on Its Security for Meetings

https://www.securityweek.com/ftc-says-zoom-misled-users-its-security-meetings

 

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

 

Luxottica data breach exposes LensCrafters, EyeMed patient info

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/luxottica-data-breach-exposes-lenscrafters-eyemed-patient-info/

 

New Brazilian Banking Trojan Targets Mobile Users in Multiple Countries

Ghimob is a full-fledged spy in your pocket, Kaspersky says.

https://www.darkreading.com/mobile/new-brazilian-banking-trojan-targets-mobile-users-in-multiple-countries/d/d-id/1339410

 

Windows 10 has a new bug that’s crashing PCs with Thunderbolt ports

The problem occurs when an external NVMe SSD is plugged in

https://www.techradar.com/news/windows-10-has-a-new-bug-thats-crashing-pcs-with-thunderbolt-ports

 

People are complaining the Amazon Echo keeps asking them if they want to buy stuff — here’s how to turn that off

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/09/how-to-stop-amazon-echo-from-asking-you-to-buy-stuff.html

 

CyberPower PFC Sinewave UPS review: This is the perfect power backup for most PCs and Macs

The combination of features, including a programmable front-panel LED, makes this unit ideal for most computer owners.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3596588/cyberpower-pfc-sinewave-cp1000pfclcd-ups-review.html

 

The Raspberry Pi 400 is an '80s Throwback

Just add a mouse and a TV

https://www.lifewire.com/the-raspberry-pi-400-is-an-80s-throwback-5086392

 

Here’s how I/O has changed on the Apple Silicon Mac mini

https://9to5mac.com/2020/11/10/heres-how-i-o-has-changed-on-the-apple-silicon-mac-mini/

 

Bitwarden Vs. LastPass Review: Which Is Better?

https://www.techjunkie.com/bitwarden-vs-lastpass-review/

 

5 router settings to keep hackers off your cameras, smart speakers and network

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/critical-security-router-settings/704066/

 

How to Play PC Games on Mac Without Installing Windows

Don't want to install Windows on your Mac to play PC games? Turn to programs like Wine, OpenEmu, DOSbox, and GeForce Now instead.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-play-pc-games-on-mac-without-installing-windows

 

Forget 5G. This Is the Technology Apple Is Really Betting On With the iPhone 12.

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/d8beb6e0-ed07-3583-9255-6905e5d9f5d5/forget-5g-this-is-the.html

 

Alexa Could Soon Be a Thing of the Past

If no one ever says your name, do you even need one?

https://www.makeuseof.com/alexa-thing-of-the-past/

 

Pushing back against IoT attacks intensified by Covid-19

https://blog.avast.com/iot-attacks-intensified-by-covid-19-avast

 

How Do I Stop Outlook.com from Putting Legitimate Messages in the Junk Mail Folder?

Outlook.com, like most email services, tries hard to keep spam out of your inbox by placing it in a junk mail folder. Sometimes it gets a little too aggressive. I'll look at how to tame it.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-stop-outlook-com-from-putting-legitimate-messages-in-the-junk-mail-folder/

 

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/

 

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

 

Rights Activists Slam EU Plan for Access to Encrypted Chats

https://www.securityweek.com/rights-activists-slam-eu-plan-access-encrypted-chats

 

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

 

New Pay2Key ransomware encrypts networks within one hour

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-pay2key-ransomware-encrypts-networks-within-one-hour/

 

7 Online Shopping Tips for the Holidays

The holidays are right around the corner, and that means plenty of online shopping. These tips will help keep you safe.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/7-online-shopping-tips-for-the-holidays-----------------/d/d-id/1339348

 

Zoom calls can be hacked by this weird flaw

Body movements can betray your passwords or even the words you're typing on Zoom calls

https://www.techradar.com/news/your-zoom-calls-could-be-hacked-bywatching-your-shoulders

 

MEDIATEK UNVEILS 6NM CPU DESIGNED JUST FOR CHROMEBOOKS

https://chromeunboxed.com/mediatek-unveils-6nm-cpu-designed-just-for-chromebooks/

 

Haystack is the best free streaming news app you're probably not using

Revisiting an underrated news app for cord-cutters.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3591230/haystack-is-the-best-free-streaming-news-app.html

 

Everything Exciting About the ThinkPad X1 Fold

Get ready to bend and SNAP

https://www.lifewire.com/everything-exciting-about-the-thinkpad-x1-fold-5084388

 

Apple releases macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 RC 2 to developers ahead of official release

https://9to5mac.com/2020/11/10/apple-releases-macos-big-sur-11-0-1-rc-2-to-developers-ahead-of-official-release/#more-678285

 

How To Automatically Delete Chrome History After Closing

https://www.techjunkie.com/automatically-delete-chrome-history-exit/

 

Medical data breach exposes personal info – see the list of providers

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/medical-data-breach/763530/

 

How to Detect Fire Alarms and Other Noises With Sound Recognition in iOS 14

You can now receive a visual notification on your iPhone or iPad if a fire alarm, siren, doorbell, baby’s cry or other important sound occurs.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-detect-fire-alarms-and-other-noises-with-sound-recognition-in-ios

 

How to set up any Amazon Echo device and customize its settings

https://www.yahoo.com/news/set-amazon-echo-device-customize-224300222.html

 

Xbox Series X's WD SN530 SSD has custom ASIC to support PCIe 4.0

The Xbox Series X's SSD isn't stock, and features a custom 1TB WD SN530 SSD with an ASIC that supports both PCIe 3.0 and 4.0.

https://www.tweaktown.com/news/76132/xbox-series-xs-wd-sn530-ssd-has-custom-asic-to-support-pcie-4-0/index.html

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