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Sat 11/28/2020 2110
Fri 11/27/2020 2109
Thur 11/26/2020 210
Wed 11/25/2020 2107
Tue 11/24/2020 2106
Mon 11/23/2020 2105
Sun 11/22/2020 2104

Sat 2110 11/28/2020

Warning: Nearly 1 million Crock-Pot cookers recalled over burn risk

https://www.komando.com/technology/crock-pot-recall/766392/

 

Apple patent application seeks to electrically detect windshield cracks

It uses the resistance of a conductive layer in the laminated glass to detect damage.

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/apple-windshield-electronically-detect-cracked-windshield/

 

How To Forward Text Messages To Your Email

https://www.techjunkie.com/forward-text-messages-email/

 

Apple’s Windows Migration Assistant utility now compatible with macOS Big Sur

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/apples-windows-migration-assistant-utility-now-compatible-with-macos-big-sur-104191/

 

How to End a Task Using Windows 10’s Task Manager

https://www.howtogeek.com/700000/how-to-end-a-task-using-windows-10s-task-manager/

 

Delete 'Go SMS Pro' From Your Android Now

https://lifehacker.com/delete-go-sms-pro-from-your-android-now-1845726166

 

Windows 10 free download: How to get the upgrade now

Microsoft no longer supports Windows 7. If you haven't upgraded to Windows 10 yet, follow these simple steps now.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-download-windows-10-for-free-now-that-windows-7-is-dead/

 

How to disable Sponsored Top Sites in the Firefox web browser

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/22/how-to-disable-sponsored-top-sites-in-the-firefox-web-browser/

 

How to Unlock Your iPhone If You Forgot Your Passcode

https://www.maketecheasier.com/unlock-iphone-if-you-forgot-passcode/

 

Salesforce is in talks to buy Slack, deal could be announced next week

  - Salesforce is in talks to acquire Slack, and a deal could be announced as soon as next week, according to a person familiar with the matter.

  - Shares of Slack jumped Wednesday after the Wall Street Journal first reported that Salesforce had held talks to buy the company.

  - The acquisition would be Salesforce’s largest to date if the companies go through with it.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/25/slack-shares-jump-following-report-of-possible-salesforce-acquisition.html

 

How to switch between Standard and Conversation view in web-based Gmail

Jack Wallen shows you how to enable the Conversation view in Gmail and why you'd want to do so.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-switch-between-standard-and-conversation-view-in-web-based-gmail/

 

Windows 10 on M1-Powered Macs is Totally Possible, Apple Says

Apple announced the M1, its very own ARM chip for the Mac, earlier this month, and the first devices running on Apple Silicon power are already available for purchase.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-on-m1-powered-macs-is-totally-possible-apple-says-531591.shtml

 

MacBook Pro 16-inch with M1X could be a performance monster: Here's why

Impressed with Apple's M1? Just wait for the M1X

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/macbook-pro-16-inch-with-m1x-could-be-a-performance-monster-heres-why

 

After Math: Windows turns the big 3-5 (updated)

Plus you can bring 'Wonder Woman' home for the holidays!

https://www.engadget.com/after-math-microsoft-turns-the-big-35-163017108.html

 

Forget M1 MacBooks: Now Chromebooks are ditching Intel, too

AMD is about to challenge Intel on Chromebooks with three new Ryzen 5000 laptop chips

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/forget-m1-macbooks-chromebooks-may-abandon-intel-too

 

Apple iPad Air 4 vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+

Both Apple and Samsung aspire to replace your laptop with these powerful slates

https://www.lifewire.com/apple-ipad-air-4-vs-samsung-galaxy-tab-s7-two-premium-tablets-without-compromise-5088535

 

If You're Using This to Charge Your Phone, Stop Immediately

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/youre-using-charge-phone-stop-204413148.html

 

Amazon and Feds Team Up to Sniff Out Counterfeiters

https://gizmodo.com/amazon-and-feds-team-up-to-sniff-out-counterfeiters-1845755020

 

Big capacity, blazing-fast speed: This 1TB Adata NVMe SSD is just $90

Newegg is selling the Adata 1TB XPG SX8100 for $40 off the usual price.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3598688/big-capacity-blazing-fast-speed-this-1tb-adata-nvme-ssd-is-just-90.html

 

Use Speedify to Combine Connections and Speed Up Your Internet

Speedify lets you combine existing connection in your home of office to get faster internet

https://www.makeuseof.com/use-speedify-to-combine-connections-and-speed-up-your-internet/

 

Tesla hacked and stolen in minutes using a key fob and Bluetooth hack

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/stolen-tesla-hack/766079/

 

Intuit Ditches Credit Karma's Free Tax-Filing Business Amid Antitrust Concerns

The Justice Department says it would be bad for competition if TurboTax developer Intuit acquires Credit Karma's free tax-filing business. Instead, Intuit will divest the business to mobile payments provider Square.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/intuit-ditches-credit-karmas-free-tax-filing-business-amid-antitrust-concerns

 

How To Create A Budget In Google Sheets

https://www.techjunkie.com/create-budget-google-sheets/

 

Malicious browser extensions now targeting Microsoft Edge users

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/abusive-browser-extensions-now-targeting-microsoft-edge-104177/

 

How to Turn On HTTPS-Only Mode in Mozilla Firefox

https://www.howtogeek.com/701303/how-to-turn-on-https-only-mode-in-mozilla-firefox/

 

How to Trick Out Your Android Home Screen Just Like an iPhone

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-trick-out-your-android-home-screen-just-like-an-1845723324

 

How to upgrade PS4 games on your PS5 for free

You can upgrade Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Mortal Kombat 11 and other games to shiner next-gen versions.

https://www.cnet.com/news/how-to-upgrade-ps4-games-on-your-ps5-for-free/

 

Windows File Copy tool TeraCopy 3.5 is out

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/19/windows-file-copy-tool-teracopy-3-5-is-out/

 

How to Access an Android Phone with a Broken Screen

https://www.maketecheasier.com/access-android-with-broken-screen/

 

Amazon Web Services outage causes issues for Roku, Adobe

  - Amazon’s cloud-computing unit, Amazon Web Services, suffered an outage Wednesday.

  - Roku, Adobe and other services that rely on AWS reported some issues with their websites.

  - Major clients like Apple and Slack appeared to be unaffected.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/25/amazon-web-services-outage-takes-some-services-offline.html

 

Remote working: This new Microsoft VPN aims to make your mobile devices more secure

Microsoft has delivered a managed VPN for mobile devices -- using a Linux container.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/remote-working-this-new-microsoft-vpn-aims-to-make-your-mobile-devices-more-secure/

 

Here’s How Much Microsoft Contributed to the Development of Chromium

Microsoft has become one of the biggest contributors to the Chromium engine after embracing it for the modern version of Microsoft Edge, so naturally, the Redmond-based software giant has helped improve it quite a lot lately.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/here-s-how-much-microsoft-contributed-to-the-development-of-chromium-531590.shtml

 

Android users could soon get this huge privacy upgrade

Google Beta testing new message encryption.

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/android-users-could-soon-get-this-huge-privacy-upgrade

 

OnePlus 9 Pro leak hints the curved screen is here to stay

You could also expect a Note 20-like camera bump.

https://www.engadget.com/oneplus-9-pro-leak-212000322.html

 

Best fast VPN 2020: which provider is fastest?

If you want maximum speeds, you're going to need the best fast VPN

https://www.tomsguide.com/best-picks/best-fast-vpn

 

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

 

Why It's Time to Buy a WiFi 6 Router

https://news.yahoo.com/why-time-buy-wifi-6-110007607.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=2_04

 

SEC Proposal Seeks Ability to Pay Gig Workers In Stock

https://gizmodo.com/sec-proposal-seeks-ability-to-pay-gig-workers-in-stock-1845755030

 

45% off: This 14-inch Windows laptop by HP is $210

Target is selling a 14-inch HP laptop with Windows 10 in S Mode for $170 off.

(CAUTION: this is a low end laptop for lite users.  It has a low resolution screen (1368x768), 4GB ram memory, Core i3 CPU, but only 32GB slow eMMC (like a thumb drive) storage.  When the version of Windows 10 is our of date, you have to backup data and any downloaded programs installed, then clear the drive to install a newer version of Windows 10 from another USB thumb drive)

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3598067/45-off-this-14-inch-windows-laptop-by-hp-is-210.html

 

7 Great Apple Watch Apps to Boost Your Productivity

If you have an Apple Watch, these apps help you keep track of tasks, bits of information, and much more.

https://www.makeuseof.com/apple-watch-apps-boost-productivity/

 

Tech how-to: Create your own keyboard shortcuts

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/create-clever-keyboard-shortcuts/765624/

 

Google Photos Is Killing Free Unlimited Storage: 7 Top Alternatives

Taking advantage of free unlimited photo and video storage with Google? That deal ends in June, 2021. Here are your best options for storage if you don't want to pay Google.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-is-killing-free-unlimited-photo-storage-7-alternatives

 

Twitter Keeps Crashing On Android—Here’s How To Fix

https://www.techjunkie.com/twitter-keeps-crashing-android-fix/

 

Malicious browser extensions now targeting Microsoft Edge users

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/abusive-browser-extensions-now-targeting-microsoft-edge-104177/

 

How to Easily Install Apps With Windows 10’s Package Manager (Using winstall)

https://www.howtogeek.com/700045/how-to-easily-install-apps-with-windows-10s-package-manager-using-winstall/

 

How Do I Recover an Account Password in Windows 10?

https://lifehacker.com/how-do-i-recover-an-account-password-in-windows-10-1845716628

 

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

We'll teach you how to change your Zoom background and your audio and video settings, and how to turn on the beauty filter.

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

 

Thunderbird 78.5.0 is now available

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

 

How to Do a Reverse Image Search on iPhone and iPad

https://www.maketecheasier.com/reverse-image-search-on-iphone/

 

Apple makes another concession on App Store fees

  - Apple said on Monday that companies that offer digital classes through iPhone apps won’t have to pay Apple’s 30% App Store commission fee on in-app purchases through June 2021, an extension from December.

  - The extension will help businesses by giving them more time to hold paid digital events rather than in-person events during the Covid-19 pandemic, without the additional fee.

  - Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked about the company’s policies around virtual classes and events at a congressional hearing in July.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/23/apple-extends-fee-waiver-for-digital-classes-in-app-store-.html

 

Webex security flaw allows people to secretly sneak into meetings as "ghosts"

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/webex-security-flaw-allows-people-to-secretly-sneak-into-meetings-as-ghosts/

 

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit

Straightforward application with intuitive options that provides a real-time safeguard against vulnerability exploits, catering to all user levels

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Security-Related/ExploitShield-Browser-Edition.shtml

 

Zoom bombers begone! New update blocks meeting intruders

Zoom creates a warning system to prevent Zoom bombers from intruding

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/zoom-bombers-begone-new-update-blocks-meeting-intruders

 

Google extends Chrome support for Windows 7 until 2022

It was supposed to stop releasing Chrome updates for the OS in 2021.

https://www.engadget.com/google-extends-chrome-support-windows-7-184700959.html

 

Can you get a good free Windows VPN?

Are free Windows VPNs all they're cracked up to be?

https://www.tomsguide.com/features/can-you-get-a-good-free-windows-vpn

 

Why Phone-Based Authentication Can Be Insecure

Cyber criminal’s delight?

https://www.lifewire.com/why-phone-based-authentication-can-be-insecure-5087935

 

Social Security Scams Are Up. Here's How to Spot One

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/6cf2e1da-3b2a-32a1-93af-0fde17571803/social-security-scams-are-up-.html

 

Fine, This Smartphone Mount That Turns an Apple Watch Into a Viewfinder for Selfies Is Pretty Clever

https://gizmodo.com/fine-this-smartphone-mount-that-turns-an-apple-watch-i-1845754523

 

Get an Apple Smart Keyboard Folio for your iPad Pro and save 40%

A new all-time-low on an essential accessory

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3598530/get-an-apple-smart-keyboard-folio-for-your-ipad-pro-and-save-40.html

 

Maxoak Bluetti AC50S Review: Tiny But Powerful Portable Power Station, With Lifesaving Features

500Wh capacity, an emergency light, Qi charging, and the ability to power small appliances make this an incredibly powerful package.

https://www.makeuseof.com/maxoak-bluetti-ac50s-portable-power-review/

 

Avoid these imposter VPN extensions that hijack your browser search results

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/imposter-vpn-extensions/765938/

 

Ransomware Attack Forces Baltimore County Public Schools to Cancel Classes

The school district has been relying on virtual classes to teach students during the pandemic. But it decided to cancel classes today, citing a ransomware attack, which has shut down the district's IT systems.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/ransomware-attack-forces-baltimore-county-public-schools-to-cancel-classes

 

Why Do New PCs No Longer Have DVD Or Blu-Ray Drives Any More?

https://www.techjunkie.com/new-pcs-dvd-blu-ray-drives-more/

 

Preview Pane missing or not working; Cannot preview Files in Windows 10 Explorer

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/preview-pane-missing-or-not-working-and-cannot-preview-files-in-windows-10-explorer

 

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/

 

Our Favorite Updates to Chrome 87 and Firefox 83

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

 

The Wyze Smart Home Starter Bundle slashed to just $50

Back in stock at the lowest price ever for this comprehensive kit, which includes light bulbs, motion sensors, smart plugs, a camera and more.

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-wyze-smart-home-starter-bundle-slashed-to-just-50-save-30/

 

View your WiFi signal's strength, PC's tech specs with MiTeC System Information X

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/18/view-your-wifi-signals-strength-pcs-tech-specs-with-mitec-system-information-x/

 

How to Download Your Personal Data on Google, Apple, Facebook and Twitter

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-to-download-your-personal-data-on-google-apple-facebook-and-twitter/

 

Amazon pushes holiday shoppers to pick up packages at stores amid potential delivery crunch

  - Amazon is pushing holiday shoppers to get their orders delivered to some of its brick-and-mortar retail locations.

  - The company said it will help shoppers keep their “holiday season spoiler free.”

  - But it’s likely to help Amazon save crucial last-mile delivery capacity, as it stares down a potential logistics crunch fueled by record online shopping this year.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/23/amazon-pushes-holiday-shoppers-to-pick-up-packages-at-stores.html

 

Brain hacks to boost productivity with music. Should you be listening to more ABBA?

We spoke with a neuroscientist and other academics to understand the principles and neurochemistry to help craft a personal productivity playlist.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/brain-hacks-to-boost-productivity-with-music-should-you-be-listening-to-more-abba/

 

Fakespot for Chrome

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

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

 

iPad Pro: Apple will reportedly launch two in 2021 — what we know

Get your grain of salt! Two iPad Pros could launch in 2021

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/ipad-pro-apple-will-reportedly-launch-two-in-2021-what-we-know

 

Sony says the PS5 would still be sold out without a pandemic

SIE CEO also said there's "news to come" in response to Microsoft's Game Pass.

https://www.engadget.com/sony-gaming-chief-says-the-ps-5-would-be-sold-out-even-without-covid-19-124538616.html

 

The Best Cheap VPN in 2020

https://www.tomsguide.com/best-picks/cheap-vpn

 

What Zoom’s Security Efforts Mean for You

About time, Zoom

https://www.lifewire.com/what-zoom-security-efforts-mean-for-you-5087249

 

Comcast faces backlash over plan to charge customers up to $100 for going over a home-internet data limit rolling out to 14 new states

https://www.yahoo.com/news/comcast-faces-backlash-over-plan-151250679.html

 

You Need to Opt Out of Amazon Sidewalk

https://gizmodo.com/you-need-to-opt-out-of-amazon-sidewalk-1845750268

 

Cord-cutting deals: Grab Roku video streamers at deep discounts

Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and Roku itself have early Black Friday discounts on Roku Ultra, Premiere, Streambar, and Streaming Stick+.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3597936/cord-cutting-deals-grab-roku-video-streamers-at-deep-discounts.html

 

The 10 Best Extensions to Transform Your Facebook Experience

From finding out who unfriended you to keeping to removing those annoying boxes in the sidebar, here are the 15 best extensions for a better Facebook.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/15-extensions-transform-facebook-experience/

 

21 problem-solving gadgets that’ll help make your tech troubles disappear

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/21-problem-solving-gadgets/765222/

 

Report: No iOS 15 Update for Apple iPhone 6, Original iPhone SE

Those with older iOS devices such as the iPhone 6 series and original iPhone SE could be forced to upgrade if they want to take advantage of iOS 15 when it arrives.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/report-no-ios-15-update-for-apple-iphone-6-original-iphone-se

 

How To Create A Windows 10 Recovery Disk (every Windows user should have one)

https://www.techjunkie.com/create-windows-10-recovery-disk/

 

Europe looks to crack open data encryption on messaging services like WhatsApp 

  - End-to-end encryption is a security tool used by some apps and services — including WhatsApp, Signal and Facebook Messenger — to provide a greater level of privacy. 

  - Messages sent using this tool are encrypted before they leave the sender’s phone or computer, with a key unique to the devices at either end of an exchange.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/23/europe-looks-to-crack-open-data-encryption-on-messaging-services.html

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Don't Fall For The 'Secret Sister' Scam

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/dont-fall-for-the-secret-sister-scam-1840098087

 

A comprehensive list of Alexa voice commands you can use with your smart devices

https://www.yahoo.com/news/comprehensive-list-alexa-voice-commands-165500582.html

 

How to Recover Deleted Files on Linux with testdisk

https://www.howtogeek.com/700310/how-to-recover-deleted-files-on-linux-with-testdisk/

 

Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition leaked pics show a GPU built much like the RTX 3070

https://www.techradar.com/news/nvidia-rtx-3060-ti-founders-edition-leaked-pics-show-a-gpu-built-much-like-the-rtx-3070

 

Ransomware gangs hunt for tax software to ratchet up pressure on victims

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/ransomware-gangs-hunt-for-tax-software-to-ratchet-up-pressure-on-victims/

 

Yes, You Can Still Get Windows 10 For Free (Windows 7 users)

https://askbobrankin.com//yes_you_can_still_get_windows_10_for_free.html

 

3 ways to suppress zero in Excel

If you don't want to display zeros, use one of these quick and easy methods to suppress them in Microsoft Excel.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/3-ways-to-suppress-zero-in-excel/

 

Microsoft Teams gets more Family-iar with new features

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-teams-gets-more-family-iar-with-new-features-104172/

 

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

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

 

How to Turn On or Off Use sign-in info to auto finish setting up device after update or restart in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/49963-use-sign-info-auto-finish-after-update-restart-windows-10-a.html

 

FBI warns of increasing Ragnar Locker ransomware activity

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fbi-warns-of-increasing-ragnar-locker-ransomware-activity/

 

4 Reasons Why You Don't Need a Laptop Anymore

The era of laptops may be coming to an end. In fact, there are several reasons why laptops are now sub-optimal purchases. Here's what you need to know!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-reasons-dont-need-laptop-anymore/

 

Modern Windows 10 File Explorer Coming in the Fall of 2021

We’ve known for a while that Microsoft is working on a modern version of File Explorer for Windows 10 users, but as we can all see already, this is still nowhere to be seen.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/modern-windows-10-file-explorer-coming-in-the-fall-of-2021-531581.shtml

 

What makes a good Windows VPN?

https://www.tomsguide.com/features/what-makes-a-good-windows-vpn

 

Comcast to impose home internet data cap of 1.2TB in more than a dozen US states next year

After customers hit the threshold, they’ll be charged $10 per 50GB up to $100

https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/23/21591420/comcast-cap-data-1-2tb-home-users-internet-xfinity

 

Is Your Smartwatch Sharing Too Much?

Nothing’s private anymore

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

 

How to turn your phone hotspot into a home broadband network

But you should read the fine print before you do so.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3596302/how-to-turn-your-phone-hotspot-into-a-home-broadband-network.html

 

How To Switch Out Of S Mode In Windows 10 (it cost nothing to upgrade via the Windows Store on the taskbar)

https://www.techjunkie.com/switch-out-s-mode-windows-10/

 

Use Google? 5 new ways to secure your account

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/secure-your-google-account-2/765156/

 

T-Mobile Customers Can Now Dial 988 for Emergency Mental Health Services

Customers can call the number for access to a network of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's crisis centers.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/t-mobile-customers-can-now-dial-988-for-emergency-mental-health-services

 

Broken PS5s and Xbox Series Xs: Should You Be Worried?

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/broken-ps5s-xbox-series-xs-160000326.html

 

Does Apple Track Every Mac App You Run? OCSP Explained

https://www.howtogeek.com/701176/does-apple-track-every-mac-app-you-run-ocsp-explained/

 

Here's another sign the Samsung Galaxy S21 is launching in January

Not long to go

https://www.techradar.com/news/heres-another-sign-the-samsung-galaxy-s21-is-launching-in-january

 

Websites requiring security software downloads opened door to supply chain attack

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/malware/websites-requiring-security-software-downloads-opened-door-to-supply-chain-attack/

 

[ZAP!] Try This Near-Perfect Spam Filter

https://askbobrankin.com/zap_try_this_nearperfect_spam_filter.html

 

Predictions for 2021 include automation, re-skilling, and blending of reality and VR

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/predictions-for-2021-include-automation-re-skilling-and-blending-of-reality-and-vr/

 

New Microsoft Q&A site replaces MSDN and TechNet forums

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/new-microsoft-qa-site-replaces-msdn-and-technet-forums-104148/

 

How to Hide Your Facebook Friends List from Others

https://www.maketecheasier.com/manage-hide-facebook-friends/

 

Windows Subsystem for Linux - Add desktop experience to Ubuntu

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/144208-windows-subsystem-linux-add-desktop-experience-ubuntu.html

 

Windows 10 KB4586819 update fixes gaming and USB 3.0 issues

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-kb4586819-update-fixes-gaming-and-usb-30-issues/

 

Windows 10 Optional Features: A Quick Guide to the Best Extras You May Want

Did you know that Windows 10 has lots of optional features that you can enable? Let's look at what they do and how to enable them.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-10-optional-features-guide/

 

Password Generator

This application can help you generate strong passwords, or it can check existing passwords with a user-defined dictionary and/or a brute-force method

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Password-Managers-Generators/Alternate-Password-Generator.shtml

 

The best Smart TV VPN 2020

Unlock tons more content with a Smart TV VPN

https://www.tomsguide.com/best-picks/best-smart-tv-vpn

 

Apple head of security accused of offering iPads as bribes for concealed gun permits

Thomas Moyer allegedly offered $70,000 worth of iPads to Santa Clara officials

https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/23/21611525/apple-ipads-bribes-concealed-gun-permits-security-head-accused-santa-clara

 

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

 

Apple just added an instant song identifier to the iPhone—here’s how to use it

Shazam is finally accessible at a tap.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3598011/apple-just-added-an-instant-song-identifier-to-the-iphone-here-s-how-to-use-it.html

 

How To Enable ActiveX On Chrome

https://www.techjunkie.com/enable-activex-chrome/

 

3 ways to get more life out of your iPhone or Android battery

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/get-more-battery-life/765402/

 

The Internet Archive Preserves Flash Animations and Games

The Internet Archive is using a Flash emulator called Ruffle to help users play historical Flash items in their browsers without having to use a plugin.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-internet-archive-preserves-flash-animations-and-games

 

Thank you, Chrome team

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/thank-chrome-team-212109339.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=2_04

 

How to Transfer Chrome Tabs Between iPhone, iPad, and Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/694853/how-to-transfer-chrome-tabs-between-iphone-ipad-and-mac/

 

5 things to look out for in a cheap phone on Black Friday

https://www.techradar.com/news/5-things-to-look-out-for-in-a-cheap-phone-on-black-friday

 

With Black Friday-Cyber Monday looming, Grelos skimmer tied to Magecart poses threat

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/with-black-friday-cyber-monday-looming-grelos-skimmer-tied-to-magecart-poses-threat/

 

Try These Power User Search Tips

https://askbobrankin.com/try_these_power_user_search_tips.html

 

66% of companies say it would take 5 or more days to fully recover from a ransomware attack ransom not paid

Veritas research finds data protection strategies are not keeping pace with the complexity of the attacks enterprises are facing.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/66-of-companies-say-it-would-take-5-or-more-days-to-fully-recover-from-a-ransomware-attack-ransom-not-paid/

 

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/

 

How to Undervolt Your CPU with Throttlestop in Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/reduce-cpu-temperature-undervolting/

 

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

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

 

LightBot: TrickBot’s new reconnaissance malware for high-value targets

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/lightbot-trickbot-s-new-reconnaissance-malware-for-high-value-targets/

 

Apple Unveils M1: The "World's Fastest CPU Core"

The M1 is the first Arm chip made by Apple Silicon and delivers "peak PC performance using less than a quarter of the power."

https://www.makeuseof.com/apple-m1-worlds-fastest-cpu-core/

 

UltraVNC

Remote control software solution that allows you to access other computers and use them as if you were on the chair in front of them

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

 

How to protect your identity — 5 tips everyone should know

Follow these steps and you'll be much better off

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/protect-identity-5-tips

 

How to disable Edge’s new URL copy and paste feature

Stop Microsoft’s browser from copying page titles rather than URLs

https://www.theverge.com/21591476/edge-chromium-browser-copy-and-paste-url-hyperlink-default-change-how-to

 

Sound Beaming Could Replace Your Headphones

Look ma, no headphones

https://www.lifewire.com/sound-beaming-could-replace-your-headphones-5088140

 

macOS Big Sur: Guides, how-tos, tips, and everything you need to know about Apple's new Mac OS

Bookmark this page to quickly find all of our tips, guides, and how-tos for all the new features in macOS Big Sur.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3596558/macos-big-sur-guides-how-tos-tips-and-everything-you-need-to-know-about-apples-new-mac-os.html

 

How To Remove An Echo In Audacity

https://www.techjunkie.com/remove-echo-audacity/

 

How to find a PlayStation 5, new Xbox or Nintendo Switch (and avoid all the scams)

https://www.komando.com/money/video-game-console-scams/765447/

 

Police Arrest 2 Romanians for Helping Hackers Beat Antivirus Programs

The services helped cybercriminal clients embed their malicious code in legitimate software and also test their malware against antivirus tools, according to Europol.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/police-arrest-2-romanians-for-helping-hackers-beat-antivirus-programs

 

Amazon's Alexa-powered smart glasses are now more widely available

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amazon-echo-frames-on-sale-now-171317662.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=2_04

 

How to Uninstall an Application on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/700150/how-to-uninstall-an-application-on-windows-10/

 

Panasonic is finally selling transparent OLED TVs – here’s why you won’t get one

https://www.techradar.com/news/panasonic-is-finally-selling-transparent-oled-tvs-heres-why-you-wont-get-one

 

In an unusual move, Mozilla asks for public comment about browser privacy

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/in-an-unusual-move-mozilla-asks-for-public-comment-about-global-browser-privacy-setting/

 

[OUTBID?] Here's How to Win on eBay!

https://askbobrankin.com/outbid_heres_how_to_win_on_ebay.html

 

How to improve the security of your public cloud

Almost all the professionals who responded to a survey from BitGlass were concerned about the security of their public cloud apps and data.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-improve-the-security-of-your-public-cloud/

 

Google Pay can now split bills, offering digital bank accounts in 2021

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/google-pay-can-now-split-bills-offering-digital-bank-accounts-104154/

 

How to Configure Color Temperature in GNOME Night Light

https://www.maketecheasier.com/configure-color-temperature-gnome-night-light/

 

How to Name a Window in Microsoft Edge Chromium

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

 

How to boost your Windows 10 experience with PowerToys

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/how-to-boost-your-windows-10-experience-with-powertoys/

 

9 iPhone Security Settings and Tweaks You Need to Know

iPhone security is a big deal. Here are the most important iPhone security settings you should know to keep your device safe.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/iphone-security-apps-settings/

 

Tab Session Manager for Edge

Manage your browsing sessions in Microsoft Edge much easier and enjoy the auto-saving features of this simple extension for browser of choice

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Tab-Session-Manager-for-Edge.shtml

 

Walmart Jetstream router has a nasty backdoor — what you need to know

Chinese routers sold by Walmart, Amazon and eBay have backdoors that are being exploited now

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/walmart-jetstream-router-has-a-nasty-backdoor-what-you-need-to-know

 

INTEL’S NEW LAPTOP IS DESIGNED TO HELP SMALL COMPANIES TAKE ON HP AND DELL

The NUC M15 is a premium productivity laptop meant to compete with the XPS and Spectre computers of the world

https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/19/21573577/intel-nuc-m15-laptop-news-specs-features-price

 

Bluetooth Record Players Mix Modern and Retro

Old-timey looks and modern specs

https://www.lifewire.com/bluetooth-record-players-mix-modern-and-retro-5084178

 

How to quickly move everything from your old Intel Mac to your new M1 MacBook

Get up and running faster than you can say Apple silicon

https://www.macworld.com/article/3597993/how-to-quickly-move-everything-from-your-old-intel-mac-to-your-new-m1-macbook.html

 

How To Change Public To Private Network Profile In Windows 10

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

 

10 legitimate ways to get a free laptop

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/ways-to-get-a-free-laptop/764564/

 

Investment Firm Wants to Revive RadioShack as a Major E-Commerce Site

The acquisition occurs as online shopping and demand for electronics and affordable computing has soared during the COVID-19 pandemic. Expect RadioShack.com to relaunch soon.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/investment-firm-wants-to-revive-radioshack-as-a-major-e-commerce-site

 

T-Mobile Is Killing Off the TVision Home Internet TV Service After Launching Cheaper OTT Bundles

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/t-mobile-killing-off-tvision-153717652.html

 

What’s New in Chrome 87, Available Now

https://www.howtogeek.com/700872/whats-new-in-chrome-87-available-today/

 

Threats without borders: Brazilian banking trojans go global

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/finance/threats-without-borders-brazilian-banking-trojans-go-global/

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[Scam of the Week] Black Friday & Cyber Monday Top 10 Cybersecurity Tips

https://blog.knowbe4.com/scam-of-the-week-black-friday-cyber-monday-top-10-cybersecurity-tips

 

A bug meant Twitter Fleets could still be seen after they disappeared

https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/21/twitter-fleets-bug/

 

Scientists discover beautiful blue new mineral petrovite

It's not just a pretty face. The mineral could find a use in next-generation rechargeable batteries.

https://www.cnet.com/news/scientists-discover-beautiful-blue-new-mineral-petrovite/

 

How to Calculate the Sum of Cells in Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/696837/how-to-calculate-the-sum-of-cells-in-excel/

 

How to disable Sponsored Top Sites in the Firefox web browser

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/22/how-to-disable-sponsored-top-sites-in-the-firefox-web-browser/

 

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

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

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

 

AMD’s smart performance boosting tech will benefit Intel CPUs and Nvidia GPUs

SAM for all – with caveats

https://www.techradar.com/news/amds-smart-performance-boosting-tech-will-benefit-intel-cpus-and-nvidia-gpus

 

How to Hide Your Facebook Friends List from Others

https://www.maketecheasier.com/manage-hide-facebook-friends/

 

Here's How to Sell Your Phone (or almost any other gadget)

https://askbobrankin.com/heres_how_to_sell_your_phone_or_almost_any_other_gadget.html

 

Best Microsoft tools created for Windows 10 power users

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/nhttps://finance.yahoo.com/news/ios-1421-iphone-12-bug-fixes-194436971.html

ews/microsoft/best-microsoft-tools-created-for-windows-10-power-users/

 

"123456" tops list of most common passwords for 2020

People are still using very simple passwords, with many of them similar to the ones they used in 2019, according to NordPass.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/123456-tops-list-of-most-common-passwords-for-2020/

 

How to properly update device drivers on Windows 10

If your Windows 10 PC has a hardware issue, it likely to be a driver problem. In this guide, we share three ways to properly update drivers to resolve common issues.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-properly-update-device-drivers-windows-10

 

6 Things to Know When Buying a Power Supply Unit (PSU)

Power supply units aren't as glamorous as processors and graphics cards, but they're a critical PC component that you absolutely cannot overlook. Here's what to know when buying one.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-things-know-buying-power-supply-unit-psu/

 

Grover Podcast

Play podcasts on your computer, download additional ones from the Internet, organize them in playlists and sync them between devices

https://www.softpedia.com/get/IPOD-TOOLS/Podcast/Grover-Podcast.shtml

 

How to recover data from a Mac with T2 or FileVault encryption and without a password

The owner may have died or is incapacitated, or you or someone else has simply forgotten an administrative password, making the contents irretrievable.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3591232/how-to-recover-data-from-a-mac-with-t2-or-filevault-encryption-and-without-a-password.html

 

Apple releases iOS 14.2.1 to fix bugs on iPhone 12 devices

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ios-1421-iphone-12-bug-fixes-194436971.html

 

Apple Watch SE Review

Fewer perks, but a better value than the Series 6

https://www.lifewire.com/apple-watch-se-review-5088223

 

Google is turning more of its best iPhone apps into iOS 14 widgets

https://bgr.com/2020/11/19/google-iphone-widgets-gmail-drive-fit/

 

New Proposed DNS Security Features Released

Verisign's R&D team has developed new ways to authenticate and optimize DNS traffic on the client side of the domain-name resolution process.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/new-proposed-dns-security-features-released/d/d-id/1339469

 

AT&T Is Increasing DirecTV and U-verse TV Prices on Jan. 17

Subscribers can expect to start paying up to $9 more every month.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/att-is-increasing-directv-and-u-verse-tv-prices-on-jan-17

 

Tech tip: How to transfer your old family movies to digital

https://www.komando.com/family/digitize-family-movies-imemories/764433/

 

Flash on Firefox will die completely in 55 days

Firefox 83 is the penultimate version of Mozilla's browser to support the once ubiquitous plug-in. Security and battery life concerns hastened its demise.

https://www.cnet.com/news/flash-on-firefox-will-die-completely-in-55-days/

 

How to Change Your Team Logo in Microsoft Teams

https://www.howtogeek.com/691195/how-to-change-your-team-logo-in-microsoft-teams/

 

File Hash Checker is a lightweight program that can be used to check the integrity of files

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/20/file-hash-checker-is-a-lightweight-program-that-can-be-used-to-check-the-integrity-of-files/

 

How DirectX 12 Ultimate supercharges graphics on Windows PCs and Xbox

"DX12 Ultimate serves as a force multiplier for the entire gaming ecosystem."

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3533648/microsoft-directx-12-ultimate-graphics-windows-pcs-xbox-ray-tracing.html

 

Apple's M1 chipset could have some major compatibility issues

How to check your apps are silicon ready

https://www.techradar.com/news/windows-could-run-natively-on-new-apple-m1-chip-if-microsoft-lets-it

 

How to Get Notifications from Gmail in Chrome

https://www.maketecheasier.com/get-notifications-for-gmail-in-chrome/

 

Geekly Update - 18 November 2020

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_18_november_2020.html

 

Windows 10 Defrag TRIM bug still not fixed after six months

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-defrag-trim-bug-still-not-fixed-after-six-months/

 

Zoom: These new features will prevent trolls and meeting-crashers

Zoom hosts can now pause a meeting while they remove a disruptive participant, and a new web-scanning tool will seek out compromised meeting links.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/zoom-these-new-features-will-prevent-trolls-and-meeting-crashers/

 

Windows 10 version 1809 has a security update, but you have to install it manually

Even though Windows 10 1809 is out of support, it has a new security update.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-version-1809-has-security-update-you-have-install-it-manually

 

10 Free PowerPoint Templates to Present Your Photos With Style

The most common use of PowerPoint with photos is their use as photo albums. Create your own...or use the hundreds of free templates in the Office template gallery. We pick ten attractive ones.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-free-powerpoint-templates-present-photos-style/

 

Microsoft Safety Scanner

A standalone on-demand computer scanner that performs quick, full, or custom analysis on your computer to detect potential threats

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Microsoft-Safety-Scanner.shtml

 

Google releases Chrome 87 with support for Apple silicon Macs

The new release features a new icon for Big Sur and a host of performance improvements.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3597749/google-releases-chrome-87-with-support-for-apple-silicon-macs.html

 

Is your smartphone safe from scammers? Why you could be at risk

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/covid-cellphones-mobile-devices-phishing-smishing-norton-antivirus-170239409.html

 

How to Fix It When Android Screen Won't Rotate

Don't get frustrated, there are a few easy fixes

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-android-screen-that-wont-rotate-5088086

 

iPhone 12 models have a weird problem, but Apple is working on a fix

https://bgr.com/2020/11/19/iphone-12-bug-green-tint-screen-flickering-apple-fix/

 

Unpatched Browsers Abound, Study Shows

Google Chrome users don't always take time to relaunch browser updates, and some legacy applications don't support new versions of Chrome, Menlo Security says.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/unpatched-browsers-abound-study-shows/d/d-id/1339486

 

How Fast Is Apple's M1 Chip? It Depends on the App

Apple's M1 CPU, debuting in its latest MacBooks and Mac mini, offers a groundbreaking blend of performance and efficiency...at least in theory. Should you bite? Let's break down the early results.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/how-fast-is-apples-m1-chip-it-depends-on-the-app

 

These are the 20 worst passwords you can use

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/worst-passwords-2020/765298/

 

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

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

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

 

How to Download Free eBooks with Amazon Prime

https://www.howtogeek.com/699920/how-to-download-free-ebooks-with-amazon-prime/

 

Each Chrome extension has to reveal which data it collects and how it processes it from 2021 onward

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/19/each-chrome-extension-has-to-reveal-which-data-it-collects-and-how-it-processes-it-from-2021-onward/

 

5 key things you need to know about AMD's Radeon RX 6800 and 6800 XT

Don't have time for endless benchmark charts and technical-ese? Read this.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3597535/amd-radeon-rx-6800-xt-tested-5-key-things.html

 

Microsoft Teams is making this power move to topple Zoom

Teams has added the ability to make free 24-hour video calls from your browser

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-teams-is-making-this-power-move-to-topple-zoom

 

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

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

 

I’m Tired of Windows, So What Next?

https://askbobrankin.com/im_tired_of_windows_so_what_next.html

 

Mount Locker ransomware now targets your TurboTax tax returns

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/mount-locker-ransomware-now-targets-your-turbotax-tax-returns/

 

Microsoft's new security chip takes PC protection to a higher level

Intel, AMD and Qualcomm will use the Microsoft-designed Pluton security processor from Xbox One and Azure Sphere in future SoCs to deliver better protection than a TPM.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsofts-new-security-chip-takes-pc-protection-to-a-higher-level/

 

Intel will launch a laptop to compete with the likes of the Dell XPS 13 and HP Spectre x360

Intel's NUC M15 will help smaller companies compete with companies like HP and Dell.

https://www.windowscentral.com/intel-will-launch-laptop-compete-likes-dell-xps-13-and-hp-spectre-x360

 

Have You Spotted These Common Social Media Phishing Attacks?

What is social media phishing? Learn how scammers use Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn against you.

https://www.makeuseof.com/most-common-social-media-phishing-attacks/

 

ASUS GPU Tweak 2

A modern and intuitive interface that hides a powerful set of tool with which you can enjoy the maximum performance out of your video card

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Video-Tweak/ASUS-GPU-Tweak.shtml

 

With M1 Macs, memory just isn't what it used to be

Apple has changed the way RAM is used in a computer.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3597569/m1-macs-memory-isnt-what-it-used-to-be.html

 

Thank you, Chrome team

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/thank-chrome-team-212109339.html

 

How Fleets Will Change Twitter As We Know It

To Fleet or not to Fleet

https://www.lifewire.com/how-fleets-will-change-twitter-as-we-know-it-5088458

 

If you see your password on this list, change it as soon as possible

https://bgr.com/2020/11/18/worst-passwords-2020/

 

Evidence-Based Trust Gets Black Hat Europe Spotlight

An FPGA-based system could change the balance of power between hardware attackers and defenders within IT security.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/evidence-based-trust-gets-black-hat-europe-spotlight/d/d-id/1339518

 

Amazon's Echo Frames Smart Glasses Now on Sale Without an Invite

A second-gen version of the Echo Frames are now on sale for $249. But while the Alexa-powered smart glasses get an upgrade, Amazon will ditch development of its Echo Loop smart ring.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/amazons-echo-frames-smart-glasses-now-on-sale-without-an-invite

 

One of the most popular Android messaging apps just exposed millions of private photos and files

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/go-sms-pro-data-leak/765166/

 

Zoom adds tools to let you block, report people disrupting your meetings

It'll also track down publicly posted meeting information that suggests a gathering could be interrupted.

https://www.cnet.com/news/zoom-adds-tools-to-let-you-block-report-people-disrupting-your-meetings/

 

What Does “ICYDK” Mean, and How Do You Use It?

https://www.howtogeek.com/698742/what-does-icydk-mean-and-how-do-you-use-it/

 

View your WiFi signal's strength, PC's tech specs with MiTeC System Information X

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/18/view-your-wifi-signals-strength-pcs-tech-specs-with-mitec-system-information-x/

 

Intel's NUC M15 laptop is a stylishly generic notebook for the rest of us

Intel's first "NUC" laptop features an 11th-gen CPU and CNC aluminum body

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3597951/intels-first-nuc-laptop-is-stylishly-generic-notebook-for-the-rest-of-us.html

 

Best all-in-one printer of 2020: top printers with scanning, faxing and more

Need to save money and space when working from home? One of our choices for the best all in one printer could be for you

https://www.techradar.com/news/best-all-in-one-printer

 

How to Get Notifications from Gmail in Chrome

https://www.maketecheasier.com/get-notifications-for-gmail-in-chrome/

 

[ALERT] A Gaping Hole in Your Online Security

https://askbobrankin.com/alert_a_gaping_hole_in_your_online_security.html

 

How to uninstall and downgrade Windows 10 20H2 to previous versions

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/how-to-uninstall-and-downgrade-windows-10-20h2-to-previous-versions/

 

How to share files with Linux apps on Chrome OS

With Linux apps installed on your Chromebook, you might have discovered that software cannot access files within the ChromeOS directories. Let's fix that.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-share-files-with-linux-apps-on-chrome-os/

 

Best Cheap Windows 10 Tablets in 2020

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-cheap-windows-10-tablets

 

5 Ways Cybercriminals Target Children Online

Kids can be targeted online, so how can you protect them from cybercriminals?

https://www.makeuseof.com/cybercriminals-target-children-online/

 

Ashampoo Backup 2020

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/Ashampoo-Backup.shtml

 

iOS 14.3: Apple releases the second beta

This update adds ProRAW for iPhone 12 Pro and a handful of other features and fixes.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3596437/ios-14-3-apple-releases-first-beta-to-devleopers.html

 

Comcast Wants to Become Roku Before Roku Becomes Comcast

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/2f4c27ad-cdb9-3f4d-acd6-f9dde2c39f0b/comcast-wants-to-become-roku.html

 

TikTok’s Privacy Concerns Aren’t Going Away

It’s not just government hype

https://www.lifewire.com/tiktok-privacy-concerns-arent-going-away-5087920

 

Update your Chrome browser right now for important security fixes

https://bgr.com/2020/11/12/google-chrome-update-zero-day-exploit-november-2020/

 

Chinese APT Group Returns to Target Catholic Church & Diplomatic Groups

APT group TA416 reemerges with new changes to its documented tool sets so it can continue launching espionage campaigns.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/chinese-apt-group-returns-to-target-catholic-church-and-diplomatic-groups/d/d-id/1339515

 

ARM-Powered Macs Can Already Run Windows Apps Using CrossOver

Boot Camp is no longer an option, but there's another way to run Windows apps on M1 Macs.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/arm-powered-macs-can-already-run-windows-apps-using-crossover

 

Chrome just got the biggest upgrade in years – 3 reasons you need to update

https://www.komando.com/technology/huge-google-chrome-update/764954/

 

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

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

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

 

Acer Enduro T1 review: A rugged Windows tablet that's built for (some) abuse

This is what happens when a tablet is built from the ground up with toughness in mind.

https://www.windowscentral.com/acer-enduro-t1-review

 

Avoiding or Fixing Software Rot in Windows 10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op68ACyFWYs&feature=youtu.be&t=0s

 

How Do I Hack Someone's Account? How Do I Hack My Own?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxHZl9wqEv8&feature=youtu.be&t=2s

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Wed 2107 11/25/2020

These people may look familiar, like ones you’ve seen on Facebook or Twitter. (You better read)

https://tinyurl.com/y4bystrk

  

Abusive add-ons aren’t just a Chrome and Firefox problem. Now it’s Edge’s turn

Edge users take to social media to report their Web searches are being hijacked.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/11/fraudulent-add-ons-infiltrate-the-official-microsoft-edge-store/

 

Google Photos axes free, unlimited storage for 'high quality' snaps

Changes come into effect on June 1, 2021

https://www.techradar.com/news/google-photos-axes-free-unlimited-storage-for-high-quality-snaps

 

How to Change Android’s Wallpaper Based on the Time of Day

https://www.howtogeek.com/699697/how-to-change-androids-wallpaper-based-on-time-of-day/

 

Facebook, Twitter CEOs express support for changes to key law governing internet speech

Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey appeared before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about the 2020 US election and social media.

https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-twitter-ceos-express-support-for-changes-to-key-law-governing-internet-speech/

 

Firefox might get support for multiple Picture-in-Picture windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/13/firefox-might-get-support-for-multiple-picture-in-picture-windows/

 

The Windows RESET Button: A Good Idea?

https://askbobrankin.com/the_windows_reset_button_a_good_idea.html

 

How to Configure Color Temperature in GNOME Night Light

https://www.maketecheasier.com/configure-color-temperature-gnome-night-light/

 

New Internet Protocol Aims to Give Users Control of Their Digital Identities

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/New-Internet-Protocol-Aims-to-Give-Users-Control-of-Their-Digital-Identities-86924.html

 

Find and delete the locations your iPhone has been tracking

https://blog.avast.com/turn-off-iphone-location-tracking-avast

 

Photos: Thanksgiving Zoom backgrounds to boost the virtual festivities from afar

https://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/thanksgiving-zoom-backgrounds-to-boost-the-virtual-festivities-from-afar/

 

How to stop automatic updates on Windows 10

Do you want to disable automatic updates on Windows 10? If so, in this guide, we share three ways to stop this behavior and decide when to install them.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-stop-updates-installing-automatically-windows-10

 

Forget Cloud Storage: Here's Why You Should Switch to Local Backups

Cloud storage is convenient, but what if you lose access to your data? Here's why you should stick to local storage.

https://www.makeuseof.com/cloud-storage-vs-local-backups/

 

Open Source Jobs Report Shows More Openings, Fewer Takers

https://linuxinsider.com/story/open-source-jobs-report-shows-more-openings-fewer-takers-86899.html

 

Opinion: Is the base MacBook Air M1/8GB powerful enough for you?

https://9to5mac.com/2020/11/18/opinion-is-the-base-macbook-air-m1-8gb-powerful-enough-for-you/

 

Firefox 83 will automatically switch you to secure HTTPS sites

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/firefox-83-https-only-mode-093501278.html

 

Xbox Series X Review

Native 4K gaming and super speeds, but lacking must-play exclusive games

https://www.lifewire.com/microsoft-xbox-series-x-review-one-power-packed-4k-console-5088039

 

I really want to buy a crazy-fast M1 MacBook Pro. Here’s why I’m not

They almost had me.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3596134/i-really-want-to-buy-a-crazy-fast-m1-macbook-pro-heres-why-im-not.html

 

Facebook Messenger Flaw Enabled Spying on Android Callees

A critical flaw in Facebook Messenger on Android would let someone start an audio or video call without the victim's knowledge.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/facebook-messenger-flaw-enabled-spying-on-android-callees/d/d-id/1339509

 

Facebook security warning: Thousands of passwords stolen

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

 

Apple Is Reducing Its App Store Tax to 15 Percent for Most Developers

Any app developer with sales totaling less than $1 million annually will be eligible for the lower commission rate.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/apple-is-reducing-its-app-store-tax-to-15-percent-for-most-developers

 

Intel just patched this first of its kind vulnerability

Absolute power leaks absolutely

https://www.techradar.com/news/intel-just-patched-this-first-of-its-kind-vulnerability

 

How to Set an Out of Office Message in Gmail

https://www.howtogeek.com/695282/how-to-set-an-out-of-office-message-in-gmail/

 

COVID-19 vs. flu vs. cold: How can you tell what you have?

Symptoms among all three overlap, so here's how to determine which you might have.

https://www.cnet.com/health/covid-19-vs-flu-vs-cold-how-can-you-tell-what-you-have/

 

ExplorerXP is a freeware tabbed file manager that supports multi pane view

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/12/explorerxp-is-a-freeware-tabbed-file-manager-that-supports-multi-pane-view/

 

How to Send REALLY Big Files by Email

https://askbobrankin.com/how_to_send_really_big_files_by_email.html

 

How to Change Your Name on Facebook

https://www.maketecheasier.com/change-your-name-on-facebook/

 

Apple's M1 ARM Pivot: A Step Into the Reality Distortion Field

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Apples-M1-ARM-Pivot-A-Step-Into-the-Reality-Distortion-Field-86919.html

 

Privacy in the age of pandemic

https://blog.avast.com/privacy-in-the-age-of-pandemic-avast

 

Zoom Thanksgiving: 10 tips for hosting a virtual Thanksgiving on Zoom

Many households are opting to host Thanksgiving on Zoom amid COVID-19. Here 10 tips to consider when hosting a virtual Zoom Thanksgiving celebration.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/zoom-thanksgiving-10-tips-for-hosting-a-virtual-thanksgiving-on-zoom/

 

Microsoft Edge can now sync browsing history and open tabs across devices

Microsoft Edge's new feature makes it easy to jump back into sites you recently visited.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-edge-can-now-sync-browsing-history-and-open-tabs-across-devices

 

What Can Alexa Do? 6 Things to Ask Your Amazon Echo

Looking to see what you can do with an Amazon Echo device? We're highlighting some great ways to get started with Alexa.

https://www.makeuseof.com/what-can-amazon-alexa-do/

 

It Came From the Live-Boot: A True Linux Horror Story

https://linuxinsider.com/story/it-came-from-the-live-boot-a-true-linux-horror-story-86918.html

 

iPhone 12 Diary: Night mode portraits with the LiDAR scanner are a game-changer

https://9to5mac.com/2020/11/17/iphone-12-pro-night-mode-portraits/

 

6 affordable tablet alternatives to the iPad, starting at just $50 — Samsung, Lenovo and more

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/6-affordable-tablet-alternatives-ipad-164829303.html

 

The 9 Best Android Phones of 2020

Not a fan of the iPhone? These Android phones don't disappoint

https://www.lifewire.com/best-android-smartphones-577403

 

Endless winning: The real winner of Apple’s ARM transition

Was it ever in doubt?

https://www.macworld.com/article/3597022/endless-winning-the-real-winner-of-apple-s-arm-transition.html

 

How Cyberattacks Work

Cyberattacks are run like military attacks, in four main phases: reconnaissance, attack, exfiltration, and maintaining position. Understanding this makes fighting back easier.

https://www.darkreading.com/how-cyberattacks-work-/a/d-id/1339300

 

10 best sites to watch movies for free

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/10-best-sites-to-watch-movies-free/604808/

 

Google Extends Support for Chrome on Windows 7 Until 2022

The search giant decided to extend support for Chrome users on Windows 7 to allow enterprise users more time to transition to Windows 10.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-extends-support-for-chrome-on-windows-7-until-2022

 

AMD's latest Ryzen CPU can drive 8K content, probably without a fan

AMD's new Ryzen Embedded V2000 Series processor packs a punch

https://www.techradar.com/news/amds-latest-ryzen-cpu-can-drive-8k-content-probably-without-a-fan

 

How to Generate a URL QR Code in Google Chrome on Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/698452/how-to-generate-a-url-qr-code-in-chrome-on-android/

 

YouTube has new features to try. Here's how to use them

These new additions are available on Android and iPhone.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/youtube-has-new-features-to-try-how-to-use-them/

 

Google is ending free unlimited Google Photos storage on June 1st, 2021 for nearly everyone

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/12/google-is-ending-free-unlimited-google-photos-storage-on-june-1st-2021-for-nearly-everyone/

 

Slow Internet Sometimes? Here's Why...

https://askbobrankin.com/slow_internet_sometimes_heres_why.html

 

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

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

 

Social Media Upstart Parler Tops App Store Charts

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Social-Media-Upstart-Parler-Tops-App-Store-Charts-86914.html

 

Boost your application security knowledge with this guide

https://blog.avast.com/application-security-book-review-avast

 

How to secure your Zoom account with two-factor authentication

Follow these steps to better protect your Zoom account with a second layer of authentication.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-secure-your-zoom-account-with-two-factor-authentication/

 

How to uninstall update KB4586781 to fix issues on Windows 10

Did you install the November 2020 Patch Tuesday update and now your PC is acting up? You're not the only one. Here's how to remove the update to rollback to normal.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-uninstall-update-kb4586781-fix-issues-windows-10

 

Google Photos to End Unlimited Free Storage in 2021

Anyone who already has tons of photos stored can keep them, at least.

https://www.makeuseof.com/google-photos-ends-free-storage/

 

Verizon's median 5G download speeds go from first to worst among U.S. majors

https://www.phonearena.com/news/verizon-is-now-dead-last-among-major-us-carriers-for-median-5g-download-speeds_id128541

 

First generation HomePod can now be jailbroken with Checkra1n

https://9to5mac.com/2020/11/20/first-generation-homepod-can-now-be-jailbroken-with-checkra1n/#more-681022

 

Quick! Walmart's wireless smartphone event is bonkers—prices start at just $40!

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/wireless-sale-event-walmart-191603625.html

 

How to Delete Apps on iPhone 12

Get rid of unused apps and free up your storage

https://www.lifewire.com/delete-apps-on-iphone-12-5081627

 

How to paste text without formatting on a Mac

Just the characters, please, no styles.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3597119/how-to-paste-text-without-formatting-on-a-mac.html

 

ISP Security: Do We Expect Too Much?

With so many people now connecting to business networks from home routers, ISP security takes on heightened importance. But is the security provided by ISPs good enough to be the only security SMBs and remote employees need?

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/isp-security-do-we-expect-too-much/b/d-id/1339493

 

Dangerous security issues found in millions of smart TVs

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/smart-tv-security-flaw/764122/

 

Microsoft Teams Now Lets You Chat With 300 Friends and Family for 24 Hours

The 300 participant and 24 hour call duration will be available 'until further specified.'

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-teams-now-lets-you-chat-with-300-friends-and-family-for-24-hours

 

Do I really need antivirus for Windows 10?

Face up to masses of malware and more sophisticated attacks

https://www.techradar.com/news/do-i-really-need-antivirus-for-windows-10

 

How to Turn on Dark Mode on Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/699672/how-to-turn-on-dark-mode-on-mac/

 

Wyze brings a smart sprinkler controller on board for $50

The new Wyze Sprinkler Controller is available for preorder now.

https://www.cnet.com/news/wyze-brings-a-smart-sprinkler-controller-on-board-for-50/

 

You can now play Flash content on the Internet Archive using emulation

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/22/you-can-now-play-flash-content-on-the-internet-archive-using-emulation/

 

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

https://askbobrankin.com/can_you_trace_an_email_maybe_heres_how.html

 

11 Useful Gmail Search Tips to Improve Your Productivity

https://www.maketecheasier.com/10-useful-gmail-search-tips/

 

IBM, Microsoft, and the Future of Healthcare

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

 

Locking down privacy and security in my smart home

https://blog.avast.com/locking-down-smart-home-security-avast

 

How to optimize Windows 10 for multiplayer network gaming

Gain a few milliseconds of latency performance improvement and change your game experience by disabling Nagle's algorithm in the Windows 10 Registry File.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-optimize-windows-10-for-multiplayer-network-gaming/

 

Microsoft, AMD, Intel, Qualcomm will use tech pioneered on the Xbox One to protect PCs

Microsoft will replace TPMs and protect PCs from dangerous attacks.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-will-protect-pcs-pluton-technology-pioneered-xbox

 

5 Free Multi-Game Apps and Websites to Play With Friends Online

Want to challenge a buddy to a competitive game? Here are some of the best multi-game apps to play with friends online.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/free-multi-game-apps-websites-play-friends-online/

 

What Kind of Performance Can You Expect From Apple's New M1 Macs?

https://fstoppers.com/gear/what-kind-performance-can-you-expect-apples-new-m1-macs-532083

 

PSA: App Store Connect will now require an Apple ID with two-step verification enabled

https://9to5mac.com/2020/11/20/psa-app-store-connect-will-now-require-an-apple-id-with-two-step-verification-enabled/#more-681014

 

Apple Reveals MagSafe Duo Pricing, Wattage, And It's A Tough Pill To Swallow

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-reveals-magsafe-duo-pricing-085501240.html

 

What Is the Amazon Echo Input and How Does It Work?

Give your old-school stereo system a web upgrade

https://www.lifewire.com/amazon-echo-input-4582173

 

Meet the new Mac, same as the old Mac

It’s the same Mac you’ve always known.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3596563/meet-the-new-mac-same-as-the-old-mac.html

 

Cybercriminals Get Creative With Google Services

Attacks take advantage of popular services, including Google Forms and Google Docs.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/cybercriminals-get-creative-with-google-services/d/d-id/1339496

 

Best ways to hide what you buy on Amazon so you don’t spoil the surprise

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/hiding-amazon-orders/413869/

 

Support for Flash in Firefox Ends on Jan. 26

Firefox version 85 will ship without Adobe Flash support and will be more secure for it.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/support-for-flash-in-firefox-ends-on-jan-26

 

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

 

Avast launches iOS browser and syncing for secure browsing across all your devices

https://blog.avast.com/avast-secure-browser-for-ios-avast

 

Is a Periodic Password Change a Good Thing?

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

 

Deal with Computer Clutter to Speed Things Up

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

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Bluesound Node 2i review: This high-fidelity music streamer sits at the top of its class

https://www.techhive.com/article/3597025/bluesound-node-2i-review.html?utm_date=20201121021753&huid=3fc3c8e9-c30f-4051-86e2-3f927b788b83

 

Teach Your Employees Well: How to Spot Smishing & Vishing Scams (this basically applies to all using a computing device on the Internet)

One of the best ways to keep employees from falling victim to these social-engineering attacks is to teach them the signs.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/teach-your-employees-well-how-to-spot-smishing-and-vishing-scams/b/d-id/1339271

 

If You Have This on Your Phone, Delete It Now, Experts Warn

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/worst-thing-youre-keeping-phone-031231673.html

 

7 Reasons to Replace Android With /e/OS on Your Smartphone

Feel Android requires too much of your personal data? Consider the privacy friendly /e/OS mobile operating system

https://www.makeuseof.com/reasons-to-replace-android-with-eos/

 

Why Was My Email Bounced for Sending Too Much Spam?

https://askleo.com/why-was-my-email-bounced-for-sending-too-much-spam/

 

Smart Device Life Cycles Can Pull the Plug on Security

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Smart-Device-Life-Cycles-Can-Pull-the-Plug-on-Security-86928.html

 

Windows 10 microcode updates to fix new Intel CPU security issues

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/11/windows-10-microcode-updates-to-fix-new-intel-cpu-security-issues/

 

How to Compress Archives Using All CPU Cores with Tar

https://www.maketecheasier.com/compress-archives-using-all-cpu-cores-tar/

 

The most powerful laptop in the world has disappeared - here’s what happened

It’s all a matter of firmware updates, it seems

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-most-powerful-laptop-in-the-world-has-disappeared-heres-what-happened

 

Why Paying to Delete Stolen Data is Bonkers

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

 

Q&A with Avast’s Chief Privacy Officer, Shane McNamee

https://blog.avast.com/avast-chief-privacy-officer-qa-avast

 

Facebook Messenger bug fixed. COVID-19 and GDPR. Android encryption. Devotional app misconfigures AWS S3 buckets.

https://thecyberwire.com/newsletters/privacy-briefing

 

How to Fix: Organize Downloads by Extension (Chrome)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10846/how-fix-organize-downloads-extension-chrome

 

Super Bowl will go cashless this year as NFL cuts deal with Visa

Attendees can still bring cash and convert it into prepaid gift cards of up to $500 apiece through eight "reverse ATMs."

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/super-bowl-will-go-cashless-year-nfl-cuts-deal-visa-rcna181

 

Microsoft Teams takes on Zoom with free all-day video calling on the web

Microsoft Teams is now free to use for 24-hour video calls all in a browser

https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/20/21579076/microsoft-teams-free-video-calling-web-zoom-competition

 

Open Source Groups Merge for Better High-Tech Traction

https://linuxinsider.com/story/open-source-groups-merge-for-better-high-tech-traction-86907.html

 

Delete 'Go SMS Pro' From Your Android Now

https://lifehacker.com/delete-go-sms-pro-from-your-android-now-1845726166

 

19 Time-Saving Tips for macOS

https://gizmodo.com/19-time-saving-tips-for-macos-1845691191

 

How to manage battery health and optimized charging on Intel and M1 Macs

https://9to5mac.com/2020/11/20/turn-on-off-mac-optimized-battery-charging-intel-m1/

 

Go SMS Pro Messaging App Exposed Users' Private Media Files

The popular Android app uses easily guessable Web addresses when users send private photos, videos, and voice messages.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/go-sms-pro-messaging-app-exposed-users-private-media-files/d/d-id/1339492

 

Dangerous security issues found in millions of smart TVs

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/smart-tv-security-flaw/764122/

 

YouTube Introduces Audio Ads

Lots of people just listen to rather than watch videos, so YouTube is responding with audio-focused ads.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/youtube-introduces-audio-ads

 

What is Chromium? A guide to Google's open-source software project, which runs some of the world's most popular internet browsers

https://www.yahoo.com/news/chromium-guide-googles-open-source-201800453.html

 

8 Types of Phishing Attacks You Should Know About

Scammers use phishing techniques to fool victims. Learn how to spot phishing attacks and stay safe online.

https://www.makeuseof.com/types-of-phishing-attack/

 

Why Does My Account Keep Sending Out Spam?

Unfortunately most of this is out of your hands now. There are a few things you can check for, and then you'll have to just get on with your life.

https://askleo.com/why-does-my-account-keep-sending-out-spam/

 

Student Inventor Wins Prize for Breast Cancer Screening Device

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Student-Inventor-Wins-Prize-for-Breast-Cancer-Screening-Device-86927.html

 

Add a visual page loading indicator to Firefox with the Load Progress Bar extension

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/11/add-a-visual-page-loading-indicator-to-firefox-with-the-load-progress-bar-extension/

 

Google Storage Will Cost You and Delete Your Files

https://www.maketecheasier.com/google-storage-will-cost-you-delete-files/

 

Xbox Series X could seriously disappoint PC owners thanks to this missing feature

https://www.techradar.com/news/xbox-series-x-could-seriously-disappoint-pc-owners-thanks-to-this-missing-feature

 

Private Prison Operator GEO Group Discloses Data Breach

https://www.securityweek.com/private-prison-operator-geo-group-discloses-data-breach

 

Privacy Refresh: Simple steps to take back your privacy from Facebook

https://blog.avast.com/facebook-privacy-refresh-avast

 

Ransomware Hits Dozens of Hospitals in an Unprecedented Wave

As Covid-19 infections spike in many parts of the US, malware gangs are wreaking havoc on the health care system.

https://www.wired.com/story/ransomware-hospitals-ryuk-trickbot/

 

Google Makes Bold Chrome Claims

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10845/google-makes-bold-chrome-claims

 

Criminals launder coronavirus relief money through Venmo, Cash App, Paypal and other apps

The Secret Service has 700 pending investigations related to the Paycheck Protection Program and the Unemployment Insurance Relief program. In an increasing number of those cases, the suspects used payment apps to move the stolen money.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/criminals-launder-coronavirus-relief-money-venmo-cash-app-paypal-apps-rcna180

 

What is Chromium? A guide to Google's open-source software project, which runs some of the world's most popular internet browsers

https://www.businessinsider.com/what-is-chromium

 

AdGuard Home: Another Brick in the Ad-Blocking Wall

https://linuxinsider.com/story/adguard-home-another-brick-in-the-ad-blocking-wall-86902.html

 

A popular Google Messages replacement exposed private user data

Go SMS Pro's developers have gone AWOL in the meantime.

https://www.androidcentral.com/popular-google-messages-replacement-inadvertantly-exposed-user-data

 

iOS 14 Update to Fix iPhone 12 Bugs Affecting Texts and Lock Screen

https://gizmodo.com/ios-14-update-to-fix-iphone-12-bugs-affecting-texts-and-1845719471

 

Apple is working with Microsoft to bring Xbox Series X controller support to Apple devices

https://9to5mac.com/2020/11/20/apple-is-working-with-microsoft-to-bring-xbox-series-x-controller-support-to-apple-devices/#more-680986

 

Online Shopping Surge Puts Focus on Consumer Security Habits

Companies will have to tread a fine line between delivering security and a frictionless shopping experience, security firms say.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/online-shopping-surge-puts-focus-on-consumer-security-habits/d/d-id/1339484

 

Facebook security warning: Thousands of passwords stolen

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

 

Chrome 87 Tamps Down Browser Tabs' CPU Usage, Promises PC Battery Life Boost

The latest update to Chrome, out today, promises to increase battery life on laptops that run the browser by up to 1.25 hours, according to Google.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/chrome-87-tamps-down-browser-tabs-cpu-usage-promises-pc-battery-life-boost

 

Shoppers are raving about this 'small but mighty' $11 security alarm: 'Cheap in price but not in quality'

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/shoppers-raving-small-mighty-11-155007448.html

 

How to Fix an iPhone Stuck on the Apple Logo (and Other iOS System Issues)

iPhone or iPad frozen? Old iPod Touch refusing to start? Apple TV won't work? You need iMyFone Fixppo

https://www.makeuseof.com/fix-iphone-system-issues/

 

I got two identical spam messages from two friends. Which of us has been hacked?

It's unlikely that you've been hacked. It's possible that your friends have both been hacked, but this kind of thing can happen without anyone being hacked at all!

https://askleo.com/i-got-two-identical-spam-messages-from-two-friends-which-of-us-has-been-hacked/

 

We found the 5 best MacOS Big Sur features, and how to use them

Safari, Messages and Maps all get major updates in the new Apple operating system. Here's how you'll use them now that you can download MacOS Big Sur.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/we-found-the-5-best-macos-big-sur-features-and-how-to-use-them/

 

Game Cleaner: remove temporary Steam, Epic and uPlay game files to free up space

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/09/game-cleaner-remove-temporary-steam-epic-and-uplay-game-files-to-free-up-space/

 

7 Tips to Speed Up Tor Browser

https://www.maketecheasier.com/make-tor-faster/

 

Windows 10 update created a major password problem

Users no longer able to save account credentials following Windows 10 update

https://www.techradar.com/news/windows-10-update-made-a-right-mess-of-this-basic-password-feature

 

Premium-Rate Phone Fraudsters Hack VoIP Servers of 1200 Companies

https://thehackernews.com/2020/11/premium-rate-phone-fraudsters-hack-voip.html?

 

What IoT security risks are lurking in my home?

https://blog.avast.com/iot-risks-lurking-at-home-avast

 

Keep your friends close; keep ransomware closer

https://blog.virustotal.com/2020/11/keep-your-friends-close-keep-ransomware.html

 

MS Pushes Edge with Full Screen Ads in Win10

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10844/ms-pushes-edge-full-screen-ads-win10

 

North Korea and Russia are still trying to hack coronavirus vaccine researchers

Government hackers targeting vaccine research are broadly assumed to be conducting espionage for their own countries' vaccine efforts.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/north-korea-russia-are-still-trying-hack-coronavirus-vaccine-researchers-n1247692

 

US seizes more domains with ties to suspected Iranian influence campaign

https://www.cyberscoop.com/more-domains-seized-iran-doj/

 

Phishing Links Sent Via Legitimate Google Drive Notifications

https://blog.knowbe4.com/phishing-links-sent-via-legitimate-google-drive-notifications

 

19 Time-Saving Tips for Windows

https://gizmodo.com/19-time-saving-tips-for-windows-1845637454

 

Peek inside your new iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max with iFixit’s X-ray wallpapers

https://9to5mac.com/2020/11/20/iphone-12-mini-pro-max-x-ray-wallpapers/#more-680958

 

Cisco Webex Vulns Let 'Ghost' Attendees Spy on Meetings

Three vulnerabilities, patched today, could let an attacker snoop on meetings undetected after the host removes them.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/cisco-webex-vulns-let-ghost-attendees-spy-on-meetings/d/d-id/1339485

 

Amazon security settings you must change: Order history, searches, recordings

https://www.komando.com/video/security/amazon-security-settings-you-must-change-order-history-searches-recordings/685506/

 

Twitter Rolls Out Fleets, Its Expiring Tweets Feature, to Everyone

Any content you post in Fleets can only be viewed—not retweeted, liked or publicly replied to. Twitter is hoping the feature will be a low-pressure way for people to share on the platform.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/twitter-rolls-out-fleets-its-expiring-tweets-feature-to-everyone

 

Apple's iPad Air drops to record-low price one week before Black Friday

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-ipad-air-2020-all-time-low-deal-early-black-friday-133525264.html

 

6 Proven Tips for Finding Great Deals on eBay

Want to save money on eBay? Use these tried and tested methods to search for great deals on eBay.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tips-for-finding-great-deals-on-ebay/

 

Someone Is Signing Me Up for Newsletters I Don’t Want — What Can I Do?

If someone, even someone you may know, is targeting you with spam - it's still spam. We'll treat it as such.

https://askleo.com/someone-is-signing-me-up-for-newsletters-i-dont-want-what-can-i-do/

 

The ‘New Normal’ State of Cybersecurity (see what businesses are facing trying to protect your personal information and privacy)

https://www.bitdefender.com/files/News/CaseStudies/study/378/Bitdefender-Whitepaper-2020-Business-Threat-Landscape-Report.pdf

 

Pre-Android 7.1.1 devices will face connectivity issues next year

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/09/android-7-1-1-or-earlier-devices-will-face-connection-issues-next-year/

 

How to Find and Replace Text in Google Chrome and Firefox

https://www.maketecheasier.com/find-and-replace-text-chrome-firefox/

 

EU dangerously drifting towards banning end-to-end encryption

Draft EU legislation is seeking to undermine encryption tools

https://www.techradar.com/news/eu-dangerously-drifting-towards-banning-end-to-end-encryption

 

Newly discovered ‘RegretLocker’ ransomware targets Windows virtual machines

https://siliconangle.com/2020/11/04/newly-discovered-regretlocker-ransomware-targeting-windows-virtual-mahines/

 

The election is over, but the lies continue

https://blog.avast.com/election-misinformation-continues-to-spread-avast

 

Domain Parking: A Gateway to Attackers Spreading Emotet and Impersonating McAfee

https://unit42.paloaltonetworks.com/domain-parking/

 

Microsoft Tackles Video Call Background Noise

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10843/microsoft-tackles-video-call-background-noise

 

Twitter launches 'Fleets' story feature. Users aren't sure how to feel.

For some, the first upload to the newly rolled out, 24-hour-long Fleets function on Twitter was simply the word "No."

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/twitter-launches-fleets-story-feature-users-aren-t-sure-how-n1248017

 

Google Pixel 5 is my favorite phone of 2020 — here's why

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-pixel-5-is-my-favorite-phone-of-2020-heres-why

 

JavaScript Obfuscation on Phishing Pages Continues to Rise by 70%

https://blog.knowbe4.com/javascript-obfuscation-on-phishing-pages-continues-to-rise-by-70

 

Google will keep Chrome working on Windows 7 until at least 2022

Google says the delay will give IT leaders more time to upgrade

https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/11/20/google-will-keep-chrome-working-on-windows-7-until-at-least-2022/

 

How to shop at an Apple Store this holiday season

https://9to5mac.com/2020/11/18/how-to-holiday-shopping-apple-store/

 

As Businesses Move to Multicloud Approach, Ransomware Follows

The average US company uses 16 cloud services, but only a third of IT professional believe their security measures have kept up with the change.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/as-businesses-move-to-multicloud-approach-ransomware-follows/d/d-id/1339475

 

Amazon shares your private info unless you do these steps

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/protect-your-amazon-account/747110/

 

Amazon Pharmacy Lets You Order Prescription Meds Using an App

Use the Amazon app to get your meds without leaving home and free two-day delivery if you're a Prime subscriber.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/amazon-pharmacy-lets-you-order-prescription-meds-using-an-app

 

Thinking About a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S? Here Are 4 Reasons to Hold Off

https://www.yahoo.com/news/thinking-playstation-5-xbox-series-213500366.html

 

Meross Outdoor Smart Plug review: A capable, if basic outdoor plug

Individual socket control and broad support for smart home standards are the highlights of this generic offering.Chri

https://www.techhive.com/article/3597197/meross-outdoor-smart-plug-review.html?utm_date=20201121021955&huid=3fc3c8e9-c30f-4051-86e2-3f927b788b83

 

Parallels M1 Mac support in development as Big Sur update lands

https://9to5mac.com/2020/11/20/parallels-m1-mac-support-hint/

 

Pixel 4a 5G first impressions + 5 things you'll LOVE!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf8Ae2cS1-s&t=0s

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Privado: Private Search in Action

Privado gives you fast search results and prevents others from finding your searches

https://www.privado.com/

 

Mozilla Boosts Security in Firefox With HTTPS-Only Mode

https://www.securityweek.com/mozilla-boosts-security-firefox-https-only-mode

 

Intel made a high-end reference design laptop for small brands to copy

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/intel-productivity-laptop-nuc-m15-170837342.html

 

Blue by ADT home security system review: ADT takes another shot at the DIY security space

Blue is a vast improvement over ADT’s first smart home security system, but bugs remain.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3597750/blue-by-adt-home-security-system-review.html

 

Is Using the Cloud Safe?

As security compromises seem to happen regularly, many ask, "Is using the cloud safe?" It's as safe as you make it.

https://askleo.com/is_the_cloud_dangerous/

 

Google Photos Loses Its Free Storage: What You Need to Know

https://www.howtogeek.com/700542/google-photos-loses-its-free-storage-what-you-need-to-know/

 

Tweets mocking Twitter's vanishing Fleets will not disappear in 24 hours

Tweets joking about Fleets are bringing the... heats? (Also, they're amusing.)

https://www.cnet.com/news/tweets-mocking-twitter-vanishing-fleets-will-not-disappear-in-24-hours/

 

Do All Apple M1 Macs Perform the Same?

https://lifehacker.com/do-all-apple-m1-macs-perform-the-same-1845668676

 

Ubuntu 20.04 could be hacked using this security flaw

Trick your way to superuser privileges

https://www.techradar.com/news/ubuntu-2004-could-be-hacked-using-this-security-flaw

 

5 Ways to Check Hard Disk Health on Windows 10

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

 

Amazon’s glasses that let you talk to Alexa launch for everyone next month

  - Amazon on Thursday said it’s making the Echo Frames available to the general public, after launching the device last year as part of its invitation-only, experimental device unit called “Day 1 Editions.”

  - The Echo Frames let you talk to Alexa, cost $249.99 and will ship Dec. 10.

  - Amazon said it’s phasing out another Day 1 Edition product launched last year, called the Echo Loop.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/19/amazon-echo-frames-glasses-with-alexa-now-available-for-250.html

 

Traymond is an open source tool that can minimize programs to the system tray

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/16/traymond-is-an-open-source-tool-that-can-minimize-programs-to-the-system-tray/

 

How to Turn On or Off Vertical Tabs in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/164365-how-turn-off-vertical-tabs-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

How to completely power off Xbox Series X, S, One

If you want to completely power off your Xbox Series X, S, or Xbox one, you have two ways to do it, and here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/completely-power-off-xbox-series-x-s-one/

 

Best Laptops with Bright Screens 2020: Great for outdoor use

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-laptops-bright-screens

 

Now You Can Video Call 911

Don’t be camera shy

https://www.lifewire.com/now-you-can-video-call-911-5087822

 

Foldable Apple iPhone Coming In 2022: Report

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/foldable-apple-iphone-coming-2022-200624655.html

 

Chinese Hackers Target Japanese Organizations in Large-Scale Campaign

https://www.securityweek.com/chinese-hackers-target-japanese-organizations-large-scale-campaign

 

The Shambling Corpse of RadioShack Is Rising From the Grave

https://gizmodo.com/the-shambling-corpse-of-radioshack-is-rising-from-the-g-1845717374

 

10 legitimate ways to get a free laptop

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/ways-to-get-a-free-laptop/764564/

 

Meet the BL6, Bud Light’s Game Console (Really?!?)

It's a gaming PC. It's a projector. It's a giant six-pack holder!

https://www.pcmag.com/news/meet-the-bl6-bud-lights-game-console

 

Is a Periodic Password Change a Good Thing?

Changing passwords periodically is conventional wisdom. I disagree, and then discuss whether periodic password change can even happen reliably.

https://askleo.com/is_a_periodic_password_change_a_good_thing/

 

How to Clear Your Browsing History on Chrome for Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/699264/how-to-clear-your-browsing-history-on-chrome-for-android/

 

Best PC speakers for 2020

Looking for a pair of speakers for your computer? Here are our picks for top Windows and Mac PC speakers at various prices.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-pc-speakers-for-2020/

 

Use Zoom for Free on Thanksgiving, All You Want

https://lifehacker.com/use-zoom-for-free-on-thanksgiving-all-you-want-1845688838

 

Don't download these Minecraft apps - they could drain your wallet

Avast flags a large number of fake Minecraft apps that could run up huge bills for users

https://www.techradar.com/news/dont-download-these-minecraft-apps-they-could-drain-your-wallet

 

How to Use Google Authenticator on a Windows PC

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

 

Facebook claims A.I. now detects 94.7% of the hate speech that gets removed from its platform

  - Mike Schroepfer, Facebook’s chief technology officer, revealed the figure in a blog post, adding that it is up from 80.5% a year ago and just 24% in 2017.

  - Social media firms such as Facebook, Twitter and TikTok have been criticized for failing to keep hate speech, such as racial slurs and religious attacks, off their platforms.

  - Facebook said it has also developed a new tool to detect deepfakes.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/19/facebook-says-ai-detects-94point7percent-of-hate-speech-removed-from-platform.html

 

Limit Office 365 Telemetry with this undocumented setting

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/15/limit-office-365-telemetry-with-this-undocumented-setting/

 

How to Add or Remove Google Drive in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/48991-add-remove-google-drive-navigation-pane-windows-10-a.html

 

How to mount Linux file system using WSL2 on Windows 10

You can now mount a Linux file system on Windows 10 using the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2, and here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/mount-drive-linux-file-system-wsl2-windows-10/

 

Kensington SD2500T Nano review: Compact, high-end docking station for USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 laptops

This tiny docking station manages to pack 10 ports and up to 60W of power delivery.

https://www.windowscentral.com/kensington-sd2500t-nano-review

 

What Google’s New Photo Storage Policy Means for You

Fewer dog and cat photos

https://www.lifewire.com/what-google-s-new-photo-storage-policy-means-for-you-5087781

 

How to enable macros in Excel and automate your work on a spreadsheet

https://www.yahoo.com/news/enable-macros-excel-automate-spreadsheet-215700987.html

 

Google Asks Chrome Extensions to Post Privacy Policies

https://www.securityweek.com/google-asks-chrome-extensions-post-privacy-policies

 

You'll Be Able to Play Fortnite on iOS Again Thanks to GeForce Now

https://gizmodo.com/youll-be-able-to-play-fortnite-on-ios-again-thanks-to-g-1845584572

 

Pro trick to secure your apps and protect your phone

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/pro-trick-to-secure-your-apps-and-protect-your-phone/695779/

 

Is Contact Tracing Doomed in the US?

More people distrust the government than big tech on contact tracing, but both face uphill battles. And experts we spoke to say stopping COVID-19 in its tracks will require more than uptake at the margins.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/is-contact-tracing-doomed-in-the-us

 

How Do I Delete Files From OneDrive, but Not My Computer?

There are a couple of ways to delete files from OneDrive without deleting them from your PC: move them or stop using OneDrive.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-delete-files-from-onedrive-but-not-my-computer/

 

How to Export Your Google Photos Library

https://www.howtogeek.com/695839/how-to-export-your-google-photos-library/

 

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

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

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

 

How to Pin Google Chat Conversations in Gmail

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-pin-google-chat-conversations-in-gmail-1845670168

 

This new browser plugin will stop Google products dominating search results

Simple Search gets rid of Google's extra search content

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-new-browser-plugin-will-stop-google-products-dominating-search-results

 

How to Back Up Google Photos to Your Computer

https://www.maketecheasier.com/backup-google-photos-computer/

 

Here’s how to stop Alexa from spilling the beans on gifts you ordered

  - Amazon’s smart voice assistant Alexa can automatically tell you what’s being delivered if you own an Echo.

  - But you might want to turn this off ahead of the holidays if you’re buying gifts from Amazon.

  - That way the contents of your packages will be kept secret.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/18/how-to-stop-alexa-from-ruining-gift-surprises.html

 

WinExit is a freeware tool that can shut down, restart, hibernate, lock your computer on a schedule

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/15/winexit-is-a-freeware-tool-that-can-shut-down-restart-hibernate-lock-your-computer-on-a-schedule/

 

How to create a Windows 10 ISO image for clean, in-place upgrade and repair install

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/72031-create-windows-10-iso-image-existing-installation.html

 

Windows 10 update KB4589212 outs with Intel microcode patch

You can now download and install the latest microcode update for Windows 10 devices featuring Intel processors to mitigate latest security vulnerability.

https://pureinfotech.com/kb4589212-windows-10-intel-microcod/

 

Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary now let you comment on PDFs

Microsoft continues to add PDF features to its new Chromium version of Edge.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-edge-dev-and-canary-now-let-you-comment-pdfs

 

Your Smartphone Could One Day Sniff Out Rotten Meat

Eau de App?

https://www.lifewire.com/your-smartphone-could-one-day-sniff-out-rotten-meat-5087768

 

The Morning After: We reviewed the new M1-powered MacBook Air

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/macbook-air-m1-review-tma-123438947.html

 

Russia, China 'Cyber Threats' Target Canada: Report

https://www.securityweek.com/russia-china-cyber-threats-target-canada-report

 

Facebook's Content Moderators Have Had Enough

https://gizmodo.com/facebooks-content-moderators-have-had-enough-1845707520

 

Chrome just got the biggest upgrade in years – 3 reasons you need to update

https://www.komando.com/technology/huge-google-chrome-update/764954/

 

CVS Is First National Retailer to Accept Touch-Free PayPal, Venmo Payments

The national chain invites customers to pay for items without touching a keypad.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/cvs-is-first-national-retailer-to-accept-touch-free-paypal-venmo-payments

 

Why is My Computer Slow After Startup?

Log in and ... wait. System slowness at log in time is not uncommon, and I'll look at some of the possible causes and solutions.

https://askleo.com/computer-slow-after-startup/

 

How to Customize the Control Center on Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/699494/how-to-customize-the-control-center-on-mac/

 

Verizon unveils updated $70 Stream TV device with Netflix, Disney Plus and more

New Fios or 5G Home customers can get the device free with a new installation.

https://www.cnet.com/news/verizon-unveils-updated-stream-tv-device-with-netflix-disney-plus-and-more-for-70/

 

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

 

Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti GPU could arrive in January to disrupt AMD’s Big Navi sales

Priced at around $999, rumor mill contends

https://www.techradar.com/news/nvidia-rtx-3080-ti-gpu-could-arrive-in-january-to-disrupt-amds-big-navi-sales

 

What You Should Do If Windows 10 Fails to Start

https://www.maketecheasier.com/windows-10-failed-to-start/

 

Epic Games and many other app makers are not impressed with Apple’s olive branch

  - Epic Games and Spotify responded on Tuesday to Apple’s decision to cut App Store fees to 15% for developers who make less than $1 million in annual net sales from the App Store.

  - Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney said it’s a calculated move by Apple to divide developers.

  - Spotify called it “window dressing” and called on regulators to act with urgency.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/18/epic-games-spotify-not-impressed-with-apples-app-store-changes.html

 

Find out what's using up your storage space with MeinPlatz

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/14/find-out-whats-using-up-your-storage-space-with-meinplatz/

 

How to Uninstall Desktop Apps and Windows Apps in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4689-uninstall-apps-windows-10-a.html

 

What’s Microsoft Pluton security processor

Microsoft introduces "Pluton," a new security chip that will be built into AMD, Intel, ARM CPUs to offer state of the art security with direct Windows Update integration.

https://pureinfotech.com/whats-microsoft-pluton-security-processor/

 

MacPaw unveils ClearVPN for iOS, macOS, Android, and Windows

"ClearVPN learns user habits and provides shortcuts based on their needs and network specifications"

https://www.windowscentral.com/macpaw-unveils-clearvpn-ios-macos-android-and-windows

 

Why iPhone 12 mini Takes Amazing photos

And you thought the XS camera was good

https://www.lifewire.com/why-iphone-12-mini-takes-amazing-photos-5088206

 

MeowTalk: Alexa developer’s app to translate cat’s miaow (just what everyone has needed, now if we could only understand one another, we would have it made)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/meowtalk-alexa-developer-app-translate-153438750.html

 

Microsoft Releases EDR for Linux in Public Preview

https://www.securityweek.com/microsoft-releases-edr-linux-public-preview

 

The Oppo X 2021 Rollable Concept Phone Looks Like It Stretches Reality (all these expensive gimmicks to part us from our money)

https://gizmodo.com/the-oppo-x-2021-rollable-concept-phone-looks-like-it-st-1845706112

 

2 new scams Komando readers emailed to tell me about

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/lost-pet-scams/764928/

 

Microsoft: Xbox Series X Shortage to Persist Until Next Spring

Xbox's chief financial officer also addressed Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Bethesda and how it doesn't plan on making the developer's games exclusive to the Xbox.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-xbox-series-x-shortage-to-persist-until-next-spring

 

How Do I Hack Someone’s Account? How Do I Hack My Own?

Hacking into someone's account may seem like an answer to a problem. In reality, all it does is open a much larger can of worms and put you at more risk.

https://askleo.com/hack-someones-account/

 

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

 

Amazon unveils next-gen Echo Frames, but stops selling the Echo Loop smart ring

The updated Echo Frames will boast better sound and battery life, as well as new colors. At the same time, Amazon is ending production of another Alexa-enabled wearable, the Echo Loop.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3597991/amazon-unveils-next-gen-echo-frames-drops-echo-loop-smart-ring.html

 

Why is My Computer Slow After Startup?

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

 

Reboot or Power Down: Why Do So Many Tech Support Solutions Start with That?

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

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5 reasons to use Linux in 2020

Here's a look back at the year so far and a review of what you need to know about Linux in 2020.

https://tinyurl.com/y4ebt9lw

  

'I love everything about it!': These stylish smartwatches will help you reach your fitness goals — and they make great gifts

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/best-smart-watches-gift-guide-192020401.html

 

How to Find and Delete Broken Symlinks on Linux

https://www.howtogeek.com/698838/how-to-find-and-delete-broken-symlinks-on-linux/

 

Getting Rid of Bing in Windows Search

We can't change the search engine used by Windows Search when searching the web, but we can avoid Bing by not having Windows Search search the web at all.

https://askleo.com/getting-rid-of-bing-in-windows-search/

 

QVGE is an open source graph creation program for Windows and Linux

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/17/qvge-is-an-open-source-graph-creation-program-for-windows-and-linux/

 

Boost happy hormones like serotonin and dopamine: Here's what you can do

We break down what triggers happiness hormones, and how to make the most of them.

https://www.cnet.com/news/boost-happy-hormones-like-serotonin-and-dopamine-heres-what-you-can-do/

 

iPhone 12 Mini Charges Fast Enough, Experts Say

Calm down, it's fine

https://www.lifewire.com/iphone-12-mini-charges-fast-enough-experts-say-5086400

 

Make Sure macOS Big Sur Doesn't Brick Your Older MacBook

https://lifehacker.com/make-sure-macos-big-sur-doesnt-brick-your-older-macbook-1845683389

 

How to Undervolt Your CPU with Throttlestop in Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/reduce-cpu-temperature-undervolting/

 

How much computing power do you really need while working from home?

Some jobs require more than just a standard laptop

https://www.techradar.com/news/how-much-computing-power-do-you-really-need-while-working-from-home

 

How to Install PowerShell 7.1 in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/151734-how-install-powershell-7-1-windows-7-windows-8-windows-10-a.html

 

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 5400 AND 7200 RPM HARD DRIVES?

If you're trying to decide between a 5400 RPM and a 7200 RPM hard drive, in this guide, we'll see the difference between the two and when you should get each one.

https://pureinfotech.com/difference-5400-7200-rpm-hard-drives/

 

Xbox Series X, Series S launch leads to largest broadband spike ever for this ISP

Large games and updates mean large traffic demands for broadband providers.

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-series-x-s-launch-leads-largest-broadband-spike-ever-isp

 

Microsoft, it's time deliver these four Windows wishes

When is a "major" OS upgrade not really a big deal? And just what would constitute big changes in Windows 10? Herewith, a few thoughts and wishes.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3597290/microsoft-grant-us-these-four-windows-wishes.html

 

Black Friday Xbox Series X deals — Best early sales and what to expect

Black Friday Xbox Series X deals give you a chance to save on games and accessories

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/black-friday-xbox-series-x-deals

 

Oh God, the Worst Passwords of 2020 Are Here and They're Horrifying

https://gizmodo.com/oh-god-the-worst-passwords-of-2020-are-here-and-theyre-1845699153

 

These portable power stations, perfect for camping and emergencies, are all on sale

Grab some backup power on the cheap with these discounted power stations—perfect for plugging in phones, laptops, and even more demanding electronics.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3597397/these-portable-power-stations-perfect-for-camping-and-emergencies-are-all-on-sale.html

 

Congress wants Facebook and Twitter to change. It can’t agree how.

Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg testified for the second time in less than three weeks.

https://www.engadget.com/mark-zuckerberg-jack-dorsey-senate-hearing-recap-224100389.html

 

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

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

 

Zoom to Lift 40-Minute Free Call Limit on Thanksgiving Day

Zoom is making it easier to connect with friends and family for the holidays with a temporary lift on free video-calling limits.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/zoom-temporary-lifts-40-minute-call-restriction-for-thanksgiving-calls

 

How to connect a PS4 controller to your PC in 3 ways using Bluetooth or a USB connection

https://www.yahoo.com/news/connect-ps4-controller-pc-3-224700738.html

 

How to Use PayPal With Apple’s iPhone and Mac App Store

https://www.howtogeek.com/696659/how-to-use-paypal-with-apples-iphone-and-mac-app-store/

 

Reboot or Power Down: Why Do So Many Tech Support Solutions Start with That?

The first thing a diagnostic technician may ask you to do is reboot your computer. Why?

https://askleo.com/reboot-or-power-down-why/

 

Here is what is new and changed in Firefox 83.0

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/17/here-is-what-is-new-and-changed-in-firefox-83-0/

 

Apple lowers App Store 'tax' to 15% for developers making under $1M a year

Apple's changing its App Store guidelines amid a lawsuit from Fortnite maker Epic Games and an EU antitrust investigation spurred by Spotify.

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-lowers-app-store-tax-to-15-for-developers-making-under-1m-a-year/

 

Why It’s Important to Talk About 6G Now

Get them started early

https://www.lifewire.com/why-it-s-important-to-talk-about-6g-now-5088221

 

Check in on Family Members Using Amazon's Alexa 'Care Hub'

https://lifehacker.com/check-in-on-family-members-using-amazons-alexa-care-hub-1845669176

 

How to Set up and Use a Ram Drive in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/setup-ram-disk-windows/

 

How much RAM do you really need in your gaming PC? (Non-gamers 4GB to 8GB depending on how you use the computer and programs you run, especially several at the same time, perhaps copying data from one to another)

https://www.techradar.com/news/how-much-ram-do-you-really-need-in-your-gaming-pc

 

Create a WinPE USB or ISO

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/103428-create-winpe-usb-iso.html

 

How to install PowerShell 7.1 on Windows 10

PowerShell 7.1 is now available with many improvements, and these are the instructions to install it on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/install-powershell-7-windows-10/

 

Adobe Photoshop for Windows 10 on ARM finally arrives in beta

Native ARM64 support for Photoshop shows up in beta.

https://www.windowscentral.com/photoshop-windows-10-arm-finally-arrives-beta

 

Microsoft exhorts enterprises to quit text, voice multi-factor authentication passcodes

Microsoft Authenticator, the company's app-based authenticator, and Windows Hello, the umbrella label for Microsoft's biometrics technology, are better methods of authentication, a Microsoft exec says.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3596890/microsoft-exhorts-enterprises-to-quit-text-voice-multi-factor-authentication-passcodes.html

 

Black Friday VPN deal: grab three months absolutely free with top provider NordVPN

Get a little extra with Nord's cheapest plan

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/black-friday-vpn-deal-grab-three-months-absolutely-free-with-top-provider-nordvpn

 

Firefox's Latest Update Promises Safer, More Secure Browsing

https://gizmodo.com/firefoxs-latest-update-promises-safer-more-secure-brow-1845701389

 

Get Microsoft's Surface Pro 7 with a Type Cover for an astounding $600

Black Friday has begun at the Microsoft Store with the Surface Pro 7 and Signature Type Cover for $310 off.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3597948/get-microsofts-surface-pro-7-with-a-type-cover-for-an-astounding-600.html

 

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

 

The best antennas to get free TV [buying guide]

https://www.komando.com/amazon/best-free-tv-antennas/763692/

 

Tablet, Chromebook Demand Soars as Pandemic Prompts Need for Affordable Computers

Chromebooks are experiencing massive demand with shipments in the third quarter up by 122 percent year over year, according to research firm Canalys.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/tablet-chromebook-demand-soars-as-pandemic-prompts-need-for-affordable

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