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How to Choose a Smartwatch for You?

https://www.hemsutwatchbands.com/how-to-choose-a-smartwatch-for-you/

 

Surprise! Smartphones May Make You More Impulsive

https://www.lifewire.com/surprise-smartphones-may-make-you-more-impulsive-5089278

 

How to Use Microsoft Teams’ Built-In Wiki

https://www.howtogeek.com/697601/how-to-use-microsoft-teams-built-in-wiki/

 

How to start a watch party on Hulu: 5 easy steps

Hulu subscribers can watch shows and movies with up to eight people simultaneously. Here's how to do it.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-start-a-watch-party-on-hulu-5-easy-steps/

 

You need to use a Master Password in Thunderbird if you use OpenPGP

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/07/you-need-to-use-a-master-password-in-thunderbird-if-you-use-openpgp/

 

What an iPhone's 'Water Resistance' Actually Means

https://lifehacker.com/what-iphones-water-resistance-actually-means-1845827374

 

9 Awesome Projects that Allow You to Run Android on PC

https://www.maketecheasier.com/emulator-run-android-on-pc/

 

Microsoft Edge to consume less battery, all credit goes to Sleeping Tabs

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-edge-to-consume-less-battery-104393/

 

Watch out for holiday phishing scams

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/watch-out-for-holiday-phishing-scams/

 

“This Device Is Working Properly” – When Device Manager Lies, and What to Do Instead

"This device is working properly" is a often a lie. I'll review what it really means, and where you need to look instead since it's not telling you what you really want to know.

https://askleo.com/this-device-is-working-properly-when-device-manager-lies-and-what-to-do-instead/

 

How to Enable or Disable to Format with ReFS File System in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/29897-enable-disable-refs-file-system-windows-8-1-windows-10-a.html

 

Surface Pro 6, 5, and Laptop 1, 2 pick up December 2020 firmware update 

Surface devices are now receiving a maintenance firmware update to address multiple issues, including Blue Screen of Death.

https://pureinfotech.com/surface-pro-6-5-laptop-1-2-december-2020-firmware-update/

 

Tech giants could face fines of up to 10% of global revenues under new UK competition rules

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/08/google-facebook-could-face-big-fines-under-new-uk-competition-rules.html

 

This popular 1080P webcam is less than $30

Boost your Zoom game with the NexiGo 1080P web camera, on sale for $29.59 on Amazon. That's 26 percent off list price.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3600655/this-popular-1080p-webcam-is-less-than-30.html

 

The APT group targeting Mongolia's government

LuckyMouse, an APT group using new and advanced tactics to access sensitive government data, could be behind the attack

https://blog.avast.com/apt-group-targeting-mongolian-government-agencies-avast

 

Cloudflare And Apple's New 'Oblivious' Protocol Could Mean an End to Snooping Telecos

https://gizmodo.com/cloudflare-and-apples-new-oblivious-protocol-could-mean-1845837280

 

Microsoft Rethinks 'Employer Snooping' Feature

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10855/microsoft-rethinks-employer-snooping-feature

 

Best ways to fix Wi-Fi problems

https://www.yahoo.com/news/best-ways-fix-wi-fi-100035385.html

 

Google will lift its ban on election ads this Thursday

Such ads have been prohibited since November 3rd.

https://www.engadget.com/google-lifting-election-ads-ban-report-164114185.html

 

YouTube to Delete Videos That Allege Fraud, Errors Changed the Election

YouTube announced the policy a day after the US reached the 'safe harbor' deadline when states should have completed reviewing any challenges to the election results.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/youtube-to-delete-videos-that-allege-fraud-errors-changed-the-election

 

Android 11: Here’s when the update is coming to your Samsung

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/android-11-heres-when-the-update-is-coming-to-your-samsung/768564/

 

Is the iPhone Waterproof or Not?

Apple’s warranty avoidance is watertight

https://www.lifewire.com/is-the-iphone-waterproof-or-not-5089476

 

How to See If an App Runs on an M1 Mac With Apple Silicon

https://www.howtogeek.com/702633/how-to-see-if-an-app-runs-on-an-m1-mac-with-apple-silicon/

 

Scammers create Instagram click farm, leave their operation exposed online

Exclusive: Researchers find records used to fake Instagram engagement, exposed on the open internet.

https://www.cnet.com/news/scammers-create-instagram-click-farm-leave-their-operation-exposed-online/

 

Sidekick is a Chromium-based browser for work with interesting features

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/06/sidekick-is-a-chromium-based-browser-for-work-with-interesting-features/

 

How to Prepare For Google's New Cloud Storage Restrictions

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-prepare-for-googles-new-cloud-storage-restrictio-1845827195

 

CPU Core Count vs. Clock Speed – Which Is More Important?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/cpus-core-count-vs-clock-speed/

 

Adobe launches final Flash Player update Flash Player 32 and AIR 32

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/adobe-launches-final-flash-player-update-flash-player-104381/

 

How ID fraud has surged in the wake of COVID-19

Fraudulent activity tends to rise during periods of crisis as attackers understand just how to exploit the situation, says Onfido.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-id-fraud-has-surged-in-the-wake-of-covid-19/

 

Why Is My Laptop Running Slower When It’s on Battery? Where to Look for the Settings You Can Change

Laptop settings control power use when running on battery. Your choices affect performance and how quickly you'll need to plug in again.

https://askleo.com/laptop-slower-on-battery/

 

How to Enable or Disable DNS over HTTPS (DoH) in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/151318-how-enable-disable-dns-over-https-doh-microsoft-edge.html

 

How to rename windows on Microsoft Edge

You can now rename Microsoft Edge windows, and here's how to complete the task.

https://pureinfotech.com/rename-windows-microsoft-edge/

 

France’s Macron lays out a vision for European ‘digital sovereignty’

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/08/frances-macron-lays-out-a-vision-for-european-digital-sovereignty.html

 

Save $26 on this extremely smart power strip

The Kasa Smart HS300, a 6-outlet surge protector with Wi-Fi-connected smart features, is $54 on Amazon today.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3600654/save-26-on-this-extremely-smart-power-strip.html

 

The history of online payments

From ordering cornflakes to making billions, discover the milestones in the brief history of online payments

https://blog.avast.com/history-of-online-payments-avast

 

SpaceX's Still-in-Beta Starlink ISP Gets Nearly a Billion Dollars to Try and Fix Rural Internet

https://gizmodo.com/spacexs-still-in-beta-starlink-isp-gets-nearly-a-billio-1845827991

 

Apple Fined $12M Over Water Resistance Claim

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10853/apple-fined-12m-over-water-resistance-claim

 

Logitech launches Circle View Doorbell with HomeKit Secure Video support

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/logitech-circle-view-doorbell-homekit-secure-video-110146629.html

 

Google will lift its ban on election ads this Thursday

Such ads have been prohibited since November 3rd.

https://www.engadget.com/google-lifting-election-ads-ban-report-164114185.html

 

Logitech's Circle View Doorbell Is Exclusively for Apple HomeKit

Head-to-toe HD video, HDR, color night vision, and end-to-end encrypted video recording for $200.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/logitechs-circle-view-doorbell-is-exclusively-for-apple-homekit

 

The only way tech pros reboot their routers

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/reboot-your-router-like-a-pro/746018/

 

Your Wi-Fi Could Eventually Arrive Over Light Beams

FTL streaming

https://www.lifewire.com/your-wi-fi-could-eventually-arrive-over-light-beams-5089650

 

How to Pay for Gas Without Leaving Your Car

https://www.howtogeek.com/702616/how-to-pay-for-gas-without-leaving-your-car/

 

The best 3D printer for beginners to buy for 2020

Fire up the 3D printer and even print your own face masks and other pandemic accessories.

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-best-3d-printer-for-beginners-budget-creators-to-buy-for-2020/

 

Block specific websites in Google Search and other search engines with the uBlacklist extension for Firefox and Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/10/block-specific-websites-in-google-search-and-other-search-engines-with-the-ublacklist-extension-for-firefox-and-chrome/

 

What Is Tor and Why Should I Use It?

https://lifehacker.com/what-is-tor-and-should-i-use-it-1527891029

 

How to Use Meet Now: Skype’s Free Zoom Alternative

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-meet-now-zoom-alternative/

 

Cloudflare launches Oblivious DoH in 1.1.1.1 for improved DNS privacy

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/cloudflare-launches-oblivious-doh-in-1-1-1-1-for-improved-dns-privacy-104375/

 

How to move email from different accounts into one Gmail account

Learn how to use Google's Add Account setting to pull email into a central account and reduce the need to switch and search through several accounts.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-move-email-from-different-accounts-into-one-gmail-account/

 

Where Do I Get Driver Updates? Where to Find Them AND Places to Avoid

https://askleo.com/from_where_should_i_get_driver_updates/

 

How to Create a System Restore Point in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4571-create-system-restore-point-windows-10-a.html

 

How to create survey with Microsoft Forms

Microsoft Forms lets you easily create survey forms to collect feedback from customers, and here's how to use the service.

https://pureinfotech.com/create-survey-microsoft-forms/

 

Alphabet-backed Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners invests in start-up paying customers to cut energy use

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/07/alphabet-backed-sidewalk-bets-on-getting-customers-to-cut-energy-use-.html

 

Bandwidth Limits at National Weather Service Could Hobble Our Weather Apps

https://earther.gizmodo.com/bandwidth-limits-at-national-weather-service-could-hobb-1845850058

 

2021 predictions: Covid-19 vaccination scams and deepfake disinformation campaigns

Plus, a continuation of home-office-based attacks

https://blog.avast.com/2021-predictions-avast

 

Former U.S. Cyber Chief Chris Krebs Sues Trump Campaign for Defamation

https://gizmodo.com/former-u-s-cyber-chief-chris-krebs-sues-trump-campaign-1845835280

 

How to Fix: Compact VHD (Virtualbox, Hyper-V, etc)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10854/how-fix-compact-vhd-virtualbox-hyper-v-etc

 

7 Ways to Lock Down Your Smart Home Devices

https://www.yahoo.com/news/7-ways-lock-down-smart-110009042.html

 

Google opens up its curious Fuschia OS to contributions from the public

Anyone can now access the project's bug tracker and technical roadmap.

https://www.engadget.com/google-fuschia-os-open-source-public-contributions-190923119.html

 

Apple MacOS Big Sur: 9 Settings to Tweak and Features to Try

Big Sur brings a fresh look, as well as new controls and customization options to macOS. Our tips outline how to make the most of Apple's latest operating system.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/apple-macos-big-sur-tips

 

How to find saved passwords (video)

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/how-to-find-saved-passwords/704100/

 

Your Home May Be Under Cyber Attack

Go change your password, right now

https://www.lifewire.com/your-home-may-be-under-cyber-attack-5089634

 

How to Clear Edge Browsing Data With a Keyboard Shortcut

https://www.howtogeek.com/699167/how-to-clear-browsing-data-with-a-keyboard-shortcut-in-microsoft-edge/

 

The best cheap home security cameras to buy in 2020

Want to keep an eye on your house for less money? We've got you covered.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-cheap-home-security-cameras-to-buy-in-2020/

 

Vivaldi adds two-level tab stack to the web browser

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/10/vivaldi-adds-two-level-tab-stack-to-the-web-browser/

 

If an iPhone 12 Bug Broke Your Wireless Charging, Try This

https://lifehacker.com/if-an-iphone-12-bug-broke-your-wireless-charging-try-t-1845809844

 

How to Transfer Files Securely Using SCP in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/transfer-files-securely-using-scp/

 

Now you can view your Android phone contacts on Windows 10 PC

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/view-your-android-phone-contacts-on-windows-10-pc-104357/

 

5G: It's not just for your smartphone

Carnegie Mellon professor says it will take time to really enjoy all that 5G connectivity has to offer.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/5g-its-not-just-for-your-smartphone/

 

What to Do With an Old Computer You’ve Been Given – What I Did With Mine

When I'm given an old computer, there are a few things I do for the safety of the original owners, myself, and the planet.

https://askleo.com/what-to-do-with-old-computers/

 

How to Change Windows Defender Antivirus Maximum CPU Usage for a Scan in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/142728-set-windows-defender-antivirus-max-cpu-usage-scan-windows-10-a.html

 

How to allow blocked file or app on Microsoft Defender Antivirus

If Microsoft Defender Antivirus detected a trusted file or app as a threat, you can allow it on your device with these steps:

https://pureinfotech.com/allow-blocked-file-app-microsoft-defender-antivirus/

 

Tim Cook takes a swipe at Big Tech rivals and their ‘lack of responsibility’

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/09/tim-cook-differentiates-apple-from-big-tech-rivals.html

 

Keep Your Home Safe and Your Family Safer: a Two-Pack of Eufy 2K Indoor Security Cams Is Just $60

https://kinjadeals.theinventory.com/keep-your-home-safe-and-your-family-safer-a-two-pack-o-1842920258?ks=streamshare

 

6 simple steps for taking your privacy back from Twitter

Turning off ads, securing your Off-Twitter Activity, and more

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

 

New Report Suggests FCC Massively Overstated Gigabit Coverage in U.S.

https://gizmodo.com/new-report-suggests-fcc-massively-overstated-gigabit-co-1845842681

 

Retirees Biggest Losers to Phone and Cyber Scams

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10852/retirees-biggest-losers-phone-and-cyber-scams

 

Former Apple employees have accused the company of turning a blind eye to suppliers that were violating Chinese labor laws

https://www.yahoo.com/news/former-apple-employees-accused-company-131221232.html

 

Adobe releases Lightroom for Apple M1 and Windows ARM devices

A new version of the photo-editing suite for the latest Mac laptops and more.

https://www.engadget.com/adobe-lightroom-arm-m1-macs-windows-140044076.html

 

9 Tips to Boost Your Android Phone's Battery Life

Today's Android phones pack big, bright screens and high-end features that suck plenty of power. Here's how to squeeze the most juice out of your battery.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/9-tips-to-boost-your-android-phones-battery-life

 

Nail in the coffin for theaters? 2021 blockbuster movies headed for streaming

https://www.komando.com/amazon/blockbuster-movies-headed-for-streaming/768187/

 

Why Cybersecurity Should Be a Priority for the Biden Administration

https://www.lifewire.com/why-cybersecurity-should-be-a-priority-for-the-biden-administration-5087811

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Mozilla reports $338M revenue spike from settlement over Yahoo contract

The Firefox browser maker got a one-time financial boost in 2019 that masked a gloomy underlying trend: for the second year in a row, Mozilla's expenses outweighed revenue.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3600206/mozilla-reports-338m-revenue-spike-from-settlement-over-yahoo-contract.html

 

Build a motion detection system with a Raspberry Pi

Set up an inexpensive home security system to alert you when someone is lurking around your house.

https://opensource.com/article/20/11/motion-detection-raspberry-pi?sc_cid=7013a0000026GNKAA2

 

How to see a Wi-Fi password on Mac using Keychain Access or the Mac Terminal

https://www.yahoo.com/news/see-wi-fi-password-mac-002153978.html

 

How to Link an Android Phone to a Windows 10 PC With Microsoft’s “Your Phone” App

https://www.howtogeek.com/700733/how-to-link-an-android-phone-to-a-windows-10-pc-with-microsofts-your-phone-app/

 

What an iPhone's 'Water Resistance' Actually Means

https://lifehacker.com/what-iphones-water-resistance-actually-means-1845827374

 

Microsoft Edge gets Chromium's Tab Groups feature

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/05/microsoft-edge-gets-chromiums-tab-groups-feature/

 

.NET Core Updates to be rolled via Microsoft Update

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/net-core-updates-to-be-rolled-via-microsoft-update-104339/

 

AI is not yet perfect, but it's on the rise and getting better with computer vision

It can beat anyone at chess but can't recognize fountains. One professor talks about the promise of AI and computer vision.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/ai-is-not-yet-perfect-but-its-on-the-rise-and-getting-better-with-computer-vision/

 

COVID-19 vaccine: Hidden costs, when you'll get it, how many doses you need

When will a COVID-19 vaccine be ready, and when will it be available for you? Will it be completely free? What happens after you're vaccinated? Here are the top things to know.

https://www.cnet.com/health/covid-19-vaccine-hidden-costs-when-youll-get-it-how-many-doses-you-need/

 

Credit card stealer hides in CSS files of hacked online stores

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/credit-card-stealer-hides-in-css-files-of-hacked-online-stores/

 

FTC Issues Warning About Fake Apple and Amazon Calls

https://www.maketecheasier.com/ftc-warning-fake-apple-amazon-calls/

 

How to Enable or Disable Controlled Folder Access in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/113380-how-enable-disable-controlled-folder-access-windows-10-a.html

 

How to retrieve Windows 10 product key with ProduKey

Did you lose your Windows 10 product key? Here's one way to recover it using the ProduKey tool.

https://pureinfotech.com/retrieve-windows-10-product-key-produkey/

 

Is the Fetch Rewards App Worth It?

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/is-the-fetch-rewards-app-worth-it-1845846242

 

What Zoom’s Security Efforts Mean for You

About time, Zoom

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

 

Cybersecurity Firm FireEye Says Was Hacked by Nation State

https://www.securityweek.com/cybersecurity-firm-fireeye-says-was-hacked-nation-state

 

Rebekah Jones, Fired Florida Data Scientist, Raises $100K After Cops Stormed Her Home

https://gizmodo.com/rebekah-jones-fired-florida-data-scientist-raises-10-1845839558

 

Meross Smart Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener review: A budget price makes this system worth the setup hassles

If you need a wired controller, Meross’ option should be on your shopping list.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3600588/meross-smart-wi-fi-garage-door-opener-review.html

 

Google brings Pixel 5 features to older Pixel phones

Pixel phones are also getting Adaptive Sound as part of the lineup's December update.

https://www.engadget.com/google-pixel-5-features-older-pixel-phones-december-update-180034037.html

 

5 apps (and settings) draining your iPhone

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/5-apps-and-settings-draining-your-iphone/694368/

 

SpaceX's Starlink to Receive $886 Million From FCC to Improve Rural Broadband

The FCC awarded the money in an auction to fund high-speed internet projects in rural America. SpaceX will receive the funding to supply broadband in underserved areas across 35 states.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/spacexs-starlink-to-receive-886-million-from-fcc-to-improve-rural-broadband

 

$3.5 billion cybersecurity giant FireEye says it was hacked by a 'nation with top-tier offensive capabilities,' and the attackers made off with its own hacking tools

https://www.yahoo.com/news/3-5-billion-cybersecurity-giant-215152482.html

 

How “Unified Memory” Speeds Up Apple’s M1 ARM Macs

https://www.howtogeek.com/701804/how-unified-memory-speeds-up-apples-m1-arm-macs/

 

How to Get Apple's AirPods Max a Month Earlier

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-get-apples-airpods-max-a-month-earlier-1845844861

 

Teddit: browse Reddit in a privacy preserving way

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/05/teddit-browse-reddit-in-a-privacy-preserving-way/

 

Windows 10 antivirus software causes trouble for users running Google Chrome

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-antivirus-software-causes-trouble-for-users-running-google-chrome-104325/

 

Computer vision is the next level for AI

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/computer-vision-is-the-next-level-for-ai/

 

Dish fined $210M for making millions of robocalls

It's the biggest civil penalty ever for a violation of telemarketing call rules.

https://www.cnet.com/news/dish-fined-210m-for-making-millions-of-robocalls/

 

Credit card stealing malware bundles backdoor for easy reinstall

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/credit-card-stealing-malware-bundles-backdoor-for-easy-reinstall/

 

How to Create a QR Code Instantly in Google Chrome

https://www.maketecheasier.com/create-qr-code-instantly-in-google-chrome/

 

Adjust Processor Resources for Best Performance of Programs or Background Services in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/89429-adjust-processor-resources-best-performance-windows-10-a.html

 

How to enable Tab Search on Google Chrome

Google Chrome Tab Search helps you to quickly find and switch between open tabs, and in this guide, you'll learn how to enable the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-tab-search-google-chrome/

 

Don't Fall For These Pet Adoption Scams

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/dont-fall-for-these-pet-adoption-scams-1845837117

 

These Apple Accessories Cost More Than They Should

$699 will buy you a Mac mini… or four tiny wheels

https://www.lifewire.com/these-apple-accessories-cost-more-than-they-should-5090051

 

FireEye Says 'Sophisticated' Hacker Stole Red Team Tools

https://www.securityweek.com/fireeye-says-sophisticated-hacker-stole-red-team-tools

 

Facebook Is About To Be Sued For Allegedly Violating Antitrust Law

https://gizmodo.com/facebook-is-about-to-be-sued-for-allegedly-violating-an-1845839371

 

Wyze Labs shakes up home security with an inexpensive pro service for 2021

Subscriptions will cost half what Ring charges, and annual subscribers will get the basic hardware for free.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3600317/wyze-labs-shakes-up-home-security-with-an-inexpensive-pro-service-for-2021.html

 

LG plans to outsource more of its low-end and mid-range phones

The in-house mobile team will focus on premium devices.

https://www.engadget.com/lg-smartphone-outsourcing-171826388.html

 

8 ways your phone tracks you – and how you can stop it

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/8-ways-your-phone-tracks-you-and-how-you-can-stop-it-diy-security/703102/

 

Scalpers Rake in $43M by Selling PS5s, New Graphics Cards on eBay

A data engineer created a computer script to track sales of new consoles, GPUs, and CPUs on eBay, and estimates that scalpers have pocketed over $43 million in profit since September.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/scalpers-rake-in-43m-by-selling-ps5s-new-graphics-cards-on-ebay

 

A battery startup backed by Bill Gates and Volkswagen says its cells can charge in half the time of Tesla's Model 3

https://www.yahoo.com/news/battery-startup-backed-bill-gates-165952013.html

 

How to Insert Outlook Contact Information in Microsoft Word

https://www.howtogeek.com/695161/how-to-insert-outlook-contact-information-in-microsoft-word/

 

The Best Features to Set Up in macOS Big Sur

https://lifehacker.com/the-best-features-to-set-up-in-macos-big-sur-1845850244

 

Add To OneDrive is now available for all users

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/04/add-to-onedrive-is-now-generally-available-for-all-users/

 

Microsoft announces LAMBDA, changes how people build Excel formulas

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-announces-lambda-excel-104320/

 

This $20,000 backyard office pod could be coming to Amazon, per reports

In the age of remote work, some are creating dedicated home workspaces. This so-called office in a box is customizable to suit the needs of telecommuters.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/this-20000-backyard-office-pod-could-be-coming-to-amazon-per-reports/

 

Get a jolt of positivity from an app that can lift your spirits

Rainn Wilson and others around the globe have praised the Virtues Cards app this year. CNET interviewed the CEO.

https://www.cnet.com/news/get-a-jolt-of-positivity-from-an-app-that-can-lift-your-spirits/

 

Scammers spoof Target's gift card balance checking page

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/scammers-spoof-targets-gift-card-balance-checking-page/

 

Save 38% on a Chamberlain myQ Smart Garage Door Opener

https://www.maketecheasier.com/deal/chamberlain-myq-smart-garage-door-opener/

 

How to Enable or Disable Indexer Backoff in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/93655-enable-disable-indexer-backoff-windows.html

 

How to password protect files with Safe folder on Android

Files by Google app has a feature to protect your sensitive files using a password on your Android device, and in this guide, you'll learn how to use the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/password-protect-files-safe-folder-android/

 

Patch Tuesday, Good Riddance 2020 Edition

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/12/patch-tuesday-good-riddance-2020-edition/

 

Why Gig and Tech Workers Are Striking

Big employers are terrified

https://www.lifewire.com/why-gig-and-tech-workers-are-striking-5089621

 

Over 100 GE Healthcare Devices Affected by Critical Vulnerability

https://www.securityweek.com/over-100-ge-healthcare-devices-affected-critical-vulnerability

 

Senate Votes to Appoint Unqualified Trump Ally Nathan Simington to the FCC

https://gizmodo.com/senate-votes-to-appoint-unqualified-trump-ally-nathan-s-1845838208

 

Protect your gear with these smart surge protectors at all-time lows

If you're going to need to charge up more devices over the holidays, these surge protectors/power strips can help.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3600202/protect-your-gear-with-these-smart-surge-protectors-at-all-time-lows.html

 

Apple's 2021 Mac CPU roadmap reportedly includes 32-core chips

You could also find 16-core chips inside MacBook Pros and iMacs.

https://www.engadget.com/apple-silicon-mac-cpu-roadmap-leak-142247372.html

 

Free TV site leaked millions of user records – check your account now

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

 

FTC, State Prosecutors Seek to Break Up Facebook for 'Anticompetitive Conduct'

The FTC and a coalition of attorneys general argue that Facebook acquired Instagram and WhatsApp to stop them from leapfrogging Facebook. But Facebook says the legal action is 'revisionist history.'

https://www.pcmag.com/news/ftc-state-prosecutors-seek-to-break-up-facebook-for-anticompetitive-conduct

 

Xbox cloud gaming coming to iOS and PC in spring 2021

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/xbox-cloud-gaming-coming-ios-151422502.html

 

Why Aren’t Viruses a Problem on Chrome OS?

https://www.howtogeek.com/700115/why-arent-viruses-a-problem-on-chrome-os/

 

How to Enable End-to-End Encryption in Google Messages

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-enable-end-to-end-encryption-in-google-messages-1845845418

 

Magnifixer is a freeware screen magnification tool with many zoom levels, a color picker and more

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/04/magnifixer-is-a-freeware-screen-magnification-tool-with-many-zoom-levels-a-color-picker-and-more/

 

Bad GPU Driver Update causing problems in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/bad-gpu-driver-update-causing-problems-in-windows-10

 

How to get around Google Backup and Sync failing to work with Apple's Mac M1

Google Drive Backup and Sync is broken on the new Apple Silicon hardware. Jack Wallen offers up what might be your best option until Google fixes the issue.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-get-around-google-backup-and-sync-failing-to-work-with-apples-mac-m1/

 

4 annoying things Alexa does on your Amazon Echo and how to fix it

Amazon's voice assistant isn't perfect, but changing these settings could make you much happier with your Echo speaker.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/4-annoying-things-alexa-does-on-your-amazon-echo-and-how-to-fix-it/

 

D-Link VPN routers get patch for remote command injection bugs

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/d-link-vpn-routers-get-patch-for-remote-command-injection-bugs/

 

5 Chrome Extensions that Automate Boring Browsing Tasks

https://www.maketecheasier.com/extensions-automating-repetitive-browsing-tasks/

 

How to Change Default Action of Power Button in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/69741-change-default-action-power-button-windows-10-a.html

 

How to boot in Safe Mode on Windows 10

You can start your PC in Safe Mode to troubleshoot and fix Windows 10 problems — here are four ways you can access this mode.

https://pureinfotech.com/safe-mode-windows-10/

 

IRS to Make ID Protection PIN Open to All

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/12/irs-to-make-id-protection-pin-open-to-all/

 

Sound Beaming Could Replace Your Headphones

Look ma, no headphones

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

 

Adobe Patches Code Execution Flaws in Prelude, Experience Manager, Lightroom

https://www.securityweek.com/adobe-patches-code-execution-flaws-prelude-experience-manager-lightroom

 

Cybersecurity Firm FireEye Says It Was Hacked By a Nation-State That Rhymes With Frussia

https://gizmodo.com/cybersecurity-firm-fireeye-says-it-was-hacked-by-a-nati-1845839053

 

Wyze Thermostat review: First-class feature set, bargain-basement price tag

But you’ll need to trust Wyze on its promise to deliver important add-ons like remote sensors in 2021.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3600111/wyze-thermostat-review.html

 

Germany opens antitrust probe into Facebook and Oculus account linking

Officials say tying the platforms together may 'constitute a prohibited abuse of dominance.'

https://www.engadget.com/facebook-oculus-antitrust-germany-153419352.html

 

The biggest whack job post on Facebook that I’ve ever seen

https://www.komando.com/social-media/biggest-facebook-whack-job-post/768671/

 

Twitch to Crack Down on Sexual Harassment, Hateful Imagery

The policy update comes amid criticism that Twitch failed to stop company partners from harassing streamers on the platform, particularly women.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/twitch-to-crack-down-on-sexual-harassment-hateful-imagery

 

Smart Home Toolkit | Devices That Make Life Easier

https://www.yahoo.com/news/smart-home-toolkit-devices-life-110011180.html

 

How to choose a wireless protocol for home automation

Which of the three dominant wireless protocols used in home automation—WiFi, Z-Wave, and Zigbee—is right for you? Consider the options in part three of this series.

https://opensource.com/article/20/11/wireless-protocol-home-automation?sc_cid=7013a0000026GNKAA2

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FBI warns of criminals spoofing its website domain names

https://grahamcluley.com/fbi-warns-of-criminals-spoofing-its-website-domain-names/

 

Russians have been told not to drink for 2 months after getting the COVID-19 vaccine (bummer, I bet they don't go along with that)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/russians-told-not-drink-2-215829815.html

 

How to Find Which Apps Are Accessing a Permission on Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/696657/how-to-find-which-apps-are-accessing-a-permission-on-android/

 

AutoPause for Firefox pauses all non-active tab audio

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/04/autopause-for-firefox-pauses-all-non-active-tab-audio/

 

Windows 10 adds new skill to Cortana Cortana to open locally stored files

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-adds-new-skill-to-cortana-cortana-to-open-locally-stored-files-104317/

 

Close All Your Tabs. Just Close 'Em

https://lifehacker.com/close-all-your-tabs-just-close-em-1845775727

 

Your Raspberry Pi will play nicer with Zoom, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams thanks to this new update

Raspberry Pi's end-of-year update includes the latest Chromium 84 browser, which brings better video streaming as well as improved compatibility with video-conferencing software.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/your-raspberry-pi-will-play-nicer-with-zoom-google-meet-and-microsoft-teams-thanks-to-this-new-update/

 

Privacy groups demand Google disclose details on geofence warrants

While Google releases biannual reports of government requests it receives, the company hasn't shared how many of them are dragnet queries.

https://www.cnet.com/news/privacy-groups-demand-google-disclose-details-on-geofence-warrants/

 

Credit card skimmer fills fake PayPal forms with stolen order info

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/credit-card-skimmer-fills-fake-paypal-forms-with-stolen-order-info/

 

16 Awesome Screensavers for Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/10-awesome-screensavers-for-your-windows-pc/

 

How to Add or Remove OneDrive in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4818-add-remove-onedrive-navigation-pane-windows-10-a.html

 

The Morning After: Most of the Bond movies are free to stream on YouTube

Not all of them, though.

https://www.engadget.com/the-morning-after-most-bond-movies-are-free-to-stream-on-youtube-123017090.html

 

Foxconn hit with record-breaking $34 million ransom demand after cyber attack

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/foxconn-hit-with-record-breaking-34-million-ransom-demand-after-cyber-attack-24797.html

 

Account Hijacking Site OGUsers Hacked, Again

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/12/account-hijacking-site-ogusers-hacked-again/

 

How the Pandemic Created a Touch-Free Revolution

Can't touch this

https://www.lifewire.com/how-the-pandemic-created-a-touch-free-revolution-5090083

 

Researchers Discover Dangerous Security Flaws in Code Used in Millions of Devices

https://gizmodo.com/researchers-discover-nearly-three-dozen-vulnerabilities-1845832734

 

OpenSSL Ships ‘High Severity’ Security Patch (SSL is used in https:\\ sites, this is one such source for sites to use and not all server admins are quick to respond to patching the servers they are in charge of, being leary of things that might go wrong affecting all there accounts.)

https://www.securityweek.com/openssl-ships-%E2%80%98high-severity%E2%80%99-security-patch

 

How to Extend Laptop Battery Life With Custom Windows Power Plans

Windows power plans are essential for managing laptops. Here's what you need to do if you want to save energy and extend battery life!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/save-energy-extend-battery-life-custom-windows-power-plans/

 

Tech fix: What to do when you can’t download apps to your Android phone

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/android-app-download-issues/767039/

 

Forget Tesla: Why Classic Car Fans Pay Big Bucks to Electrify Their Rides

Classic cars are a sight to behold, but they're not always the most environmentally friendly vehicles, and can be hard to maintain. Meet the companies that electrify Porsches, VW Beetles, and other sought-after rides, and the collectors who pay big bucks for the conversions.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/forget-tesla-why-classic-car-fans-pay-big-bucks-to-electrify-their-rides

 

Facebook sued by FTC, 48 attorneys general alleging it operates an illegal monopoly

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/facebook-antitrust-lawsuit-193839255.html

 

How to Choose Which Extensions Appear on Your Edge Toolbar

https://www.howtogeek.com/699438/how-to-choose-which-extensions-appear-on-your-edge-toolbar/

 

Podstation is a Chrome extension that lets you listen to podcasts and download episodes

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/03/podstation-is-a-chrome-extension-that-lets-you-listen-to-podcasts-download-episodes/

 

Hackers arrested for offering services bypassing antivirus protections!

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/hackers-arrested-for-offering-services-bypassing-antivirus-protections-104284/

 

How to Move Google Authenticator to a New iPhone

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-move-google-authenticator-to-a-new-iphone-1845807704

 

Linux: The 7 best distributions for new users

Jack Wallen lists his top choices for best Linux distributions for new users. Did yours make the list?

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-the-7-best-distributions-for-new-users/

 

Facebook chased lie after lie after lie in 2020

The pandemic, US elections and outrage over racial injustice created a perfect storm for social media misinformation.

https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-chased-lie-after-lie-after-lie-in-2020/

 

Microsoft really wants you to stop using Internet Explorer

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-really-wants-you-to-stop-using-internet-explorer/

 

How to Convert Google Docs to Microsoft Word

https://www.maketecheasier.com/convert-google-docs-to-word/

 

How to Allow or Deny Apps Access to File System in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/104030-allow-deny-apps-access-file-system-windows-10-a.html

 

YouTube is streaming the first 19 James Bond movies for free

It'll tide you over while the new movie is in pandemic limbo.

https://www.engadget.com/james-bond-movies-free-youtube-215106950.html

 

Metro Vancouver TransLink hit by Egregor ransomware attack, travellers disrupted

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/metro-vancouver-translink-hit-by-egregor-ransomware-attack-travellers-disrupted-24703.html

 

Bomb Threat, DDoS Purveyor Gets Eight Years

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/12/bomb-threat-ddos-purveyor-gets-eight-years/

 

App Claims to Monitor Coronavirus Symptoms by Video

https://www.lifewire.com/app-claims-to-monitor-coronavirus-symptoms-by-video-5090042

 

Apple Fitness+ Is Officially Launching on December 14

https://gizmodo.com/apple-fitness-is-officially-launching-on-december-14-1845832580

 

Norway Accuses Russian Hackers of Parliament Attack

https://www.securityweek.com/norway-accuses-russian-hackers-parliament-attack

 

10 Unbelievable New Ways of Generating Electricity

Alternative ways of generating electricity are here! Learn more about the most amazing new ways of creating energy available today.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/8-unbelievable-new-ways-generating-electricity/

 

3 tricks fooling would-be investors out of money

https://www.komando.com/money/3-investment-scams-to-watch-for/768153/

 

YouTube Adds HDR Support for Live Streams

Get higher contrast, more precise details, and better clarity and vibrance.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/youtube-adds-hdr-support-for-live-streams

 

SSD vs. HDD: How to decide which storage option is the best for your computer

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ssd-vs-hdd-decide-storage-165126775.html

 

How to Get All Your Amazon Packages on the Same Day

https://www.howtogeek.com/701611/how-to-get-all-your-amazon-packages-on-the-same-day/

 

Vivaldi 3.5 for Android introduces new privacy and usability features

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/03/vivaldi-3-5-for-android-introduces-new-privacy-and-usability-features/

 

Google Chrome 87 automatically creates tab groups for users

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/google-chrome-87-automatically-creates-tab-groups-for-users-104281/

 

How to Use Windows 10's New 'Feature Experience Pack'

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-use-windows-10s-new-feature-experience-pack-1845799918

 

Standalone 5G is more secure than previous network generations

Business leaders are spending close to a quarter of their budget on 5G security and will increase that spend in the next 12–18 months, according to a new report.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/standalone-5g-is-more-secure-than-previous-network-generations/

 

What is Google One? Everything to know about the cloud storage service

Google's subscription service gives members more online cloud storage with added perks. Here's how it works, how much it costs and how it's different from Google Drive.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/what-is-google-one-everything-to-know-about-the-cloud-storage-service/

 

Qbot malware switched to stealthy new Windows autostart method

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/qbot-malware-switched-to-stealthy-new-windows-autostart-method/

 

Everything You Need to Know About SFC/Scannow

https://www.maketecheasier.com/everything-about-sfc-scannow/

 

How to Enable or Disable Sleeping Tabs in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/165231-how-enable-disable-sleeping-tabs-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Google may ban IAC's Chrome extensions over 'deceptive' practices

IAC claims Google is being anti-competitive.

https://www.engadget.com/google-may-ban-iac-chrome-extensions-194738382.html

 

FBI Warns of Hackers Abusing Email Forwarding Rules in Recent Attacks

https://businessinsights.bitdefender.com/fbi-warns-hackers-abusing-email-forwarding-rules-recent-attacks

 

GoDaddy Employees Used in Attacks on Multiple Cryptocurrency Services

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/11/godaddy-employees-used-in-attacks-on-multiple-cryptocurrency-services/

 

How Facial Recognition Is Learning to Read Masked Faces

You can’t hide behind a mask

https://www.lifewire.com/how-facial-recognition-is-learning-to-read-masked-faces-5089684

 

California Set to Launch Apple and Google-Powered Contact Tracing App

https://gizmodo.com/california-set-to-launch-apple-and-google-powered-conta-1845829984

 

Unauthenticated Command Injection Flaw Exposes D-Link VPN Routers to Attacks

https://www.securityweek.com/unauthenticated-command-injection-flaw-exposes-d-link-vpn-routers-attacks

 

Why You Don't Need Adobe Reader (And What to Use Instead) (there is also Sumatra and FoxIt)

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/this-is-why-you-dont-need-adobe-reader/

 

With vaccines on the way, 4 ways scammers are out to get you

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/covid-vaccine-scams/768352/

 

Next Year, App Store Apps Need to Ask Permission to Track You

Apple launches its App Tracking Transparency feature early next year.

Adobe Reader is bloated and slow. Here's why you don't need it and how to open PDF files without Adobe Reader.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/next-year-app-store-apps-need-to-ask-permission-to-track-you

 

Artificial Intelligence Just Revealed a Potential Concern for COVID Vaccine Makers

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/867f4c9e-f1ec-3693-b291-6a4d869b13ad/artificial-intelligence-just.html

 

How to Use Linked Text to Update Multiple Word Documents

https://www.howtogeek.com/695409/how-to-use-linked-text-to-update-multiple-word-documents/

 

Find the tab you're looking for instantly with the Search All Tabs extension for Firefox and Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/01/find-the-tab-youre-looking-for-instantly-with-the-search-all-tabs-extension-for-firefox-and-chrome/

 

Hackers impersonating Microsoft, Google to trap users into phishing scams

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/hackers-impersonating-microsoft-google-to-trap-users-104276/

 

Is Amazon Sidewalk Safe, or Should You Disable It Now?

https://lifehacker.com/is-amazon-sidewalk-safe-or-should-you-disable-it-now-1845793859

 

How to highlight unique values in Excel

The easiest way to spot a unique value is to format it, and Microsoft Excel offers two ways to do so.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-highlight-unique-values-in-excel/

 

Best 3D printers, scanners and laser cutters for makers and creators in 2020

Fire up the 3D printer and even print your own gifts, or give one to the creative person in your life.

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-best-3d-printers-scanners-and-laser-cutters-for-makers-and-creators-in-2020/

 

Russian hackers hide Zebrocy malware in virtual disk images

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/russian-hackers-hide-zebrocy-malware-in-virtual-disk-images/

 

How to Completely Delete and Uninstall Apps on Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/remove-leftover-files-android/

 

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

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

 

Google brings tab search to Chromebooks with Chrome OS 87

Chromebooks can now display the battery level of a connected Bluetooth device.

https://www.engadget.com/google-chrome-os-87-tab-search-wallpapers-accessbility-bluetooth-204052594.html

 

FireEye hacked. “State-sponsored attackers” blamed as Red Team tools stolen. Here’s what you need to know

https://grahamcluley.com/fireeye-hacked-what-you-need-to-know/

 

Convicted SIM Swapper Gets 3 Years in Jail

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/11/convicted-sim-swapper-gets-3-years-in-jail/

 

How Video Games Became a Refuge for Isolated Gamers

Games are good, actually

https://www.lifewire.com/how-video-games-became-a-refuge-for-isolated-gamers-5088344

 

WWI Trench Disease Is Reappearing Among People Experiencing Homelessness

https://gizmodo.com/wwi-trench-disease-is-reappearing-among-people-experien-1845825272

 

IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act Signed Into Law

https://www.securityweek.com/iot-cybersecurity-improvement-act-signed-law

 

Your Personal 2020 Spotify Wrapped Has Arrived

Spotify's annual experience that lets you find out what you listened to over the past year is now available.

https://www.makeuseof.com/spotify-2020-wrapped-personal/

 

Is Alexa or Google spying on your meetings? Make this change now

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/stop-smart-device-spying/768399/

 

Social Media Suppression Is Way More Common Than You Might Think

A study found 62 out of 185 countries have blocked or heavily restricted access to social media in the past five years.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/social-media-suppression-is-way-more-common-than-you-might-think

 

Apple is getting an earful over the AirPods Max’s $549 price tag

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/b123031e-db94-38e9-8deb-df66b3e0ba3c/apple-is-getting-an-earful.html

 

Food bank loses nearly $1,000,000 in Business Email Compromise scam

https://grahamcluley.com/food-bank-loses-nearly-1000000-in-business-email-compromise-scam/

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Microsoft Defender for Identity now detects Zerologon attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-defender-for-identity-now-detects-zerologon-attacks/

 

Home Security Buying Guide

Picking the right home security system to help watch over your home 24/7 is the key to feeling safe and secure whether you’re at home or work. We’ve compiled a security system buying guide with all of the best information, tips and questions to help guide you to the right security systems to protect your home and family.

https://www.safety.com/best-home-security-systems/guide/

 

Watch Out for Fake COVID-19 Testing Sites

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/watch-out-for-fake-covid-19-testing-sites-1845786035

 

The Psychology Behind Opening So Many Tabs

https://www.digitalinformationworld.com/2019/03/multiple-tabs-productivity.html

 

Baltimore students told to ditch Windows PCs after ransomware attack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/baltimore-students-told-to-ditch-windows-pcs-after-ransomware-attack/

 

How to Opt-Out of Amazon Sidewalk

https://www.howtogeek.com/702485/how-to-opt-out-of-amazon-sidewalk/

 

Explore Neighborhoods With Google Maps' New 'Community' Feed

https://lifehacker.com/explore-neighborhoods-with-google-maps-new-community-fe-1845791688

 

Windows 10 antivirus software causes trouble for users running Google Chrome

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-antivirus-software-causes-trouble-for-users-running-google-chrome-104325/

 

Holy weight-loss, the Wyze Scale is an amazing deal at $19.54 shipped

It has the look, feel and functions of smart scales costing much more.

https://www.cnet.com/health/holy-weight-loss-the-wyze-scale-is-an-amazing-deal-at-20-shipped/

 

How to Create a QR Code Instantly in Google Chrome

https://www.maketecheasier.com/create-qr-code-instantly-in-google-chrome/

 

Windows Feature Experience Pack to independently unlock features on Windows 10

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/01/windows-feature-experience-pack-to-independently-unlock-features-on-windows-10/

 

PS5 problems: Trying to beat a bot, scammer or scalper and score a PlayStation 5

The hunt for a PS5 is difficult, with restocks few and far between on Sony Direct, Target, Walmart, Costco, Best Buy and other retailers.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/ps5-problems-trying-to-beat-a-bot-scammer-or-scalper-and-score-a-playstation-5/

 

The ASUS ExpertBook B9 laptop can take a beating for your business

The ExpertBook B9 packs speedy internals into a durable body.

https://www.windowscentral.com/asus-launches-expertbook-b9-laptop

 

Flexible color ePaper displays could soon adorn your clothes

Plastic Logic is making glass-free panels based on E Ink's ACeP tech.

https://www.engadget.com/flexible-color-epaper-displays-e-ink-plastic-logic-164252920.html

 

How to Find and Save Custom Lock Screen Background Images in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/130598-find-save-custom-lock-screen-background-images-windows-10-a.html

 

How an Online Attack ‘Brought Twitter to Its Knees’

A teenager from Florida is accused of breaching one of the most high-profile internet platforms in the world. Watch how Twitter was hacked in a new Times documentary airing tonight on FX at 10 p.m. and streaming on Hulu.

https://www.nytimes.com/article/the-teenager-who-hacked-twitter.html

 

This Microsoft Surface Pro Windows 10 tablet rival is cheap yet powerful

Another challenger brand tries to unseat the reigning champion

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-microsoft-surface-pro-windows-10-tablet-rival-is-cheap-yet-powerful

 

How Many Phishing Sites? Over 2 Million in 2020 (so far)

https://blog.knowbe4.com/how-many-phishing-sites-over-2-million-in-2020-so-far

 

5 Fixes for a Broken Car Heater

When you need to stay warm, try these fixes

https://www.lifewire.com/fixes-for-a-broken-car-heater-534669

 

Can You Trust LinkedIn With Your Personal Data?

LinkedIn is the most trusted social network. Is that justified? What security measures does LinkedIn have?

https://www.makeuseof.com/can-you-trust-linkedin/

 

Security tip: How to spot fake social media profiles

https://www.komando.com/social-media/spot-fake-social-media-profiles/768291/

 

Utah Man Buys a PS5 on eBay, Receives Concrete Block

The police have been informed and eBay's buyer protections should see him get his money back.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/utah-man-buys-a-ps5-on-ebay-receives-concrete-block-in-the-post

 

Windows 10 ARM runs faster on M1 Macs than on a Surface Pro X

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-arm-runs-faster-on-m1-macs-than-on-a-surface-pro-x/

 

What Is Google Pay, and What Can You Do With It?

https://www.howtogeek.com/702118/what-is-google-pay-and-what-can-you-do-with-it/

 

8 Audiobooks You'll Love as Much as Their Adaptations

https://lifehacker.com/8-audiobooks-youll-love-as-much-as-their-adaptations-1845811846

 

Microsoft announces LAMBDA, changes how people build Excel formulas

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-announces-lambda-excel-104320/

 

Google's 2020: Search giant clashes with DC over antitrust, misinformation

After feuding with its employees, Google is now crossing swords with lawmakers and regulators.

https://www.cnet.com/news/googles-2020-search-giant-clashes-with-dc-over-antitrust-misinformation/

 

Graphics Card Not Working? Here Are the Causes and Fixes

https://www.maketecheasier.com/faulty-graphics-card-and-the-fix/

 

Find text inside Microsoft Office, LibreOffice, RTF and plain-text files with Office Search

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/30/find-text-inside-microsoft-office-libreoffice-rtf-and-plain-text-files-with-office-search/

 

Microsoft files patent to monitor employees and score video meetings

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-files-patent-to-monitor-employees-and-score-video-meetings/

 

Hades PC review: A near-perfect blend of roguelike elements makes this one of 2020's hottest PC games

Hades was in Steam's Early Access program for almost a year, and now its full release has wrapped it up in a nice bow. If you're not already enjoying it, you're missing out.

https://www.windowscentral.com/hades-pc-game-should-playing

 

Google Podcasts lets you add shows using their RSS feeds

Subscribe to your favorite niche podcast without

https://www.engadget.com/google-podcasts-rss-feed-support-155519730.html

 

How to Restore Default Apps for File Type Associations in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8703-restore-default-file-type-associations-windows-10-a.html

 

Pharma on the hook: cyberattackers phishing for your secret formulas

https://blog.lookout.com/pharma-report-3-out-of-4-phishing-attacks-attempt-to-deliver-malware

 

International Covid vaccine supply chain targeted by attackers

Organizations working on Covid vaccines must remain vigilant to cyber threats

https://www.techradar.com/news/international-covid-vaccine-supply-chain-targeted-by-attackers

 

[Heads-Up] A Hacker Is Selling Access To The Email Accounts Of Hundreds Of C-Level Executives

https://blog.knowbe4.com/heads-up-a-hacker-is-selling-access-to-the-email-accounts-of-hundreds-of-c-level-executives

 

Your Best Portable Car Heater Options

https://www.lifewire.com/portable-car-heater-options-534759

 

How to Unlock a Secret Button on Your iPhone Using Back Tap

Did you know that your iPhone has a hidden button you can access by tapping its back? Here's how to use it.

https://www.makeuseof.com/secret-button-iphone-back-tap/

 

Your phone has a hidden map tracking everywhere you’ve been

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/apple-your-iphone-is-secretly-mapping-you/465598/

 

NortonLifeLock Buys Avira to Expand Into Freemium Antivirus Protection

The company will incorporate Avira as a freemium brand while NortonLifeLock's other products will be offered as premium, paid tier.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/nortonlifelock-buys-avira-to-expand-into-freemium-antivirus-protection

 

FBI warns of recently registered domains spoofing its sites

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fbi-warns-of-recently-registered-domains-spoofing-its-sites/

 

How to Disable “Get Even More Out of Windows” on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/699929/how-to-disable-get-even-more-out-of-windows-on-windows-10/

 

How to Fix Audio Level Problems in Windows 10

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-fix-audio-level-problems-in-windows-10-1845777451

 

Now you can view your Android phone contacts on Windows 10 PC

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/view-your-android-phone-contacts-on-windows-10-pc-104357/

 

Black Mirror creators announce 'Death to 2020' Netflix comedy special

The upcoming show stars Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Grant, Lisa Kudrow and other big names.

https://www.cnet.com/news/black-mirror-creators-announce-death-to-2020-netflix-comedy-special/

 

5 Chrome Extensions that Automate Boring Browsing Tasks

https://www.maketecheasier.com/extensions-automating-repetitive-browsing-tasks/

 

Microsoft's next try at introducing Android Apps support in Windows 10

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/29/microsofts-next-try-at-introducing-android-apps-support-in-windows-10/

 

How to set up a Zoom meeting from Microsoft Outlook

You can schedule a Zoom meeting directly from Outlook, either the desktop client or the web app. Here are the steps.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-set-up-a-zoom-meeting-from-microsoft-outlook/

 

Best Laptops with an Optical Drive 2020

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-laptops-optical-drive

 

Windows 10 test uses Cortana's voice search to sift through your files

Beta testers can pull up files by asking Cortana for part of the name or by who created it.

https://www.engadget.com/cortana-file-skill-windows-10-insider-beta-073409843.html

 

How to Turn On or Off Show Contacts List from Android phone in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/169880-how-turn-off-show-contacts-your-phone-app-windows-10-pc.html

 

Hacker behind audacious $1 million airplane scam arrested in the US

https://www.teiss.co.uk/hacker-behind-airplane-scam-arrested/

 

Google News will soon unlock paywalled content for iOS and Android users

Users will be able to bypass paywalled content if they register with the news publisher

https://www.techradar.com/news/google-news-will-soon-unlock-paywalled-content-for-ios-and-android-users

 

Privacy Tip #260 — Don’t Fall for the Worrisome Termination Email Sent from Your Boss

https://www.natlawreview.com/article/privacy-tip-260-don-t-fall-worrisome-termination-email-sent-your-boss

 

How Adding Images to Google Street View Could Violate Privacy

Privacy is overrated anyway, right?

https://www.lifewire.com/how-adding-images-to-google-street-view-could-violate-privacy-5090302

 

The 8 Biggest Changes in macOS Big Sur You Should Check Out

macOS Big Sur brings a lot of improvements. Here are the biggest changes to your Mac that you should know about.

https://www.makeuseof.com/biggest-changes-macos-big-sur/

 

Windows users, are you making this huge privacy mistake?

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/fbi-warns-of-windows-security-threat/751471/

 

LG Is Developing Transparent OLED Automatic Sliding Glass Doors

Get ready for every store to have automatic doors covered in video ads.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/lg-is-developing-transparent-oled-automatic-sliding-glass-doors

 

Vermont hospitals still recovering from October ransomware attack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/vermont-hospitals-still-recovering-from-october-ransomware-attack/

 

Why You Should Delay Your macOS Upgrades

https://www.howtogeek.com/693434/give-it-time-why-you-should-delay-your-macos-upgrades/

 

How to Upgrade Your PC With Your New Black Friday Buys

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-upgrade-your-pc-with-your-new-black-friday-buys-1845776133

 

Microsoft makes the Add to OneDrive button available for all users

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-makes-the-add-to-onedrive-button-available-for-all-users-104330/

 

Apple preps new Mac chips that would top Intel's fastest, report says

The M1 chip was just the beginning.

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-preps-new-mac-chips-that-would-top-intels-fastest-report-says/

 

What is Intel Optane and How Does It Work?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-is-intel-optane-memory/

 

What is Meet Now in Windows 10 and how to remove it

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/28/what-is-meet-now-in-windows-10-and-how-to-remove-it/

 

Most used passwords for 2020: The internet's favorite curse word, name, food, and team

CyberNews analyzed more than 15 billion passwords; if your favorite one is at the top of the list, it's time to change right now.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/most-used-passwords-for-2020-the-internets-favorite-curse-word-name-food-and-team

 

Best Desktop PCs for VR 2020

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-desktop-pc-vr

 

Hulu's Watch Parties are now available to all subscribers

But you can still only access the feature through Hulu's website.

https://www.engadget.com/hulu-watch-party-now-available-204041351.html

 

How to Add or Remove Dropbox in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/59830-add-remove-dropbox-navigation-pane-windows-10-a.html

 

Another 'Minecraft' lesson for kids: Beware of deceitful adware apps

https://www.cyberscoop.com/minecraft-mods-adware-kaspersky/

 

Twitter makes it harder for criminals to hack your account

Hardware security keys can now be used for mobile logins

https://www.techradar.com/news/twitter-makes-it-harder-for-criminals-to-hack-your-account

 

Maze Ransomware Influenced LockBit’s New Data Leaks Website

https://securityintelligence.com/news/maze-ransomware-influenced-lockbits-new-data-leaks-website/

 

These Apple Accessories Cost More Than They Should

$699 will buy you a Mac mini… or four tiny wheels

https://www.lifewire.com/these-apple-accessories-cost-more-than-they-should-5090051

 

The 7 Best USB Fingerprint Scanners for PCs and Laptops

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-usb-fingerprint-scanners/

 

Google Chrome will stop running on millions of Windows PCs

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/chrome-ending-winows-7-support/767789/

 

Report: Apple Is Testing a Chip Design With 32 High-Performance Cores

If you thought the eight-core M1 chip was fast, imagine what 32 or more cores can achieve.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/report-apple-is-testing-a-chip-design-with-32-high-performance-cores

 

Coil payments platform leaks user emails in 'Privacy Policy' update

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/coil-payments-platform-leaks-user-emails-in-privacy-policy-update/

 

Your TV Speakers Are Terrible. Amplify Your Audio With the Best Soundbars, According to Gizmodo

https://theinventory.com/best-soundbars-1845739316?ks=streamshare

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Trump Administration Passed on Chance to Secure More of Pfizer Vaccine

The pharmaceutical company offered the government a chance to lock in additional supplies before its vaccine was proved effective in clinical trials.

(hmm; 2019 est. population 328M, two shots of 100M vaccines equals 50M, or less than 1 in every 6 will get the first vaccine.  I guess 1 + 1 = 6.)

https://tinyurl.com/y6dkxhp7

     

Avoid This Fake Zoom Meeting Invite Phishing Scam

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/avoid-this-fake-zoom-meeting-invite-phishing-scam-1845792688

 

How Can I Restore Closed Tabs After Accidentally Quitting Chrome?

https://lifehacker.com/how-can-i-restore-closed-tabs-after-accidentally-quitti-1452314285

 

How to create your own custom Chrome address bar actions

Save time and zip around your browser like a pro with this massively improved (and immediately available!) take on Google's new Chrome Actions system.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3599146/chrome-address-bar-actions.html

 

Nanox shows off its Star Trek-inspired 'biobed' to the world

With a mission to make medical X-rays cheaper and faster

https://www.engadget.com/nanox-arc-x-ray-demonstration-160045549.html

 

Microsoft Edge gets Chromium's Tab Groups feature

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/05/microsoft-edge-gets-chromiums-tab-groups-feature/

 

Moving all your secure accounts to a new phone is now safer than ever

iPhone users finally get a Google Authenticator update

https://www.techradar.com/news/moving-all-your-secure-accounts-to-a-new-phone-is-now-safer-than-ever

 

FCC chair departure leaves open the door for greater agency influence in cyber

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/government-and-defense/fcc-chair-departure-leaves-open-the-door-for-greater-agency-influence-in-cyber-5g-rollout/

 

Search Engine and Homepage Keep Changing? Here’s How to Fix Them

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-search-engine-homepage-kee-changing-issue/

 

Fix Printer Problems with an Uninstall and Reinstall in Windows 10

"Reformat and reinstall" just your printer, and you may find that things start working again. It's a safe and easy first step to fixing printer issues.

https://askleo.com/fix-printer-problems/

 

What is Microsoft doing with Linux? Everything you need to know about its plans for open source

Microsoft is following the customers and the ecosystem, but pragmatic investment in Linux doesn't diminish the company's commitment to Windows.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/what-is-microsoft-doing-with-linux-everything-you-need-to-know-about-its-plans-for-open-source/

 

Best 27-inch PC Monitors 2020

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-27-inch-monitors

 

Windows 10 adds new skill to Cortana Cortana to open locally stored files

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-adds-new-skill-to-cortana-cortana-to-open-locally-stored-files-104317/

 

Potential Nation-State Actor Targets COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Chain

Companies involved in technologies for keeping vaccines cold enough for safe storage and transportation are being targeted in a sophisticated spear-phishing campaign, IBM says.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/potential-nation-state-actor-targets-covid-19-vaccine-supply-chain/d/d-id/1339614

 

How to Reinstall and Re-register All Built-in Windows Apps in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3175-reinstall-re-register-apps-windows-10-a.html

 

IoT chip maker Advantech confirms ransomware attack, data theft

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/iot-chip-maker-advantech-confirms-ransomware-attack-data-theft/

 

SingleFile for Firefox

Use this neat extension if you want to save a browser page in one single HTML file, with all the resources, including pictures, in it

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

 

CES 2021: Dates, News, Announcements, Rumors, and Everything Else to Know

The consumer technology event of the year is happening in January 2021

https://www.lifewire.com/ces-news-and-everything-else-to-know-5090178

 

Dell Latitude 9510 is now the first laptop with T-Mobile 5G support

T-Mobile enters the 5G laptop fray

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/dell-latitude-9510-is-now-the-first-laptop-with-t-mobile-5g-support

 

How to Stop Social Media Envy From Taking Over Your Life

While it's normal to feel jealous of others' lives on social media, there are ways to stop your envy from spiraling.

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-stop-social-media-envy/

 

20 James Bond Movies Are Available to Stream for Free on YouTube

Settle in for a 007 marathon.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/20-james-bond-movies-are-available-to-stream-for-free-on-youtube

 

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

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

 

How to KonMari Your Browser Tabs

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-konmari-your-browser-tabs-1832760171

 

Google brings tab search to Chromebooks with Chrome OS 87

Chromebooks can now display the battery level of a connected Bluetooth device.

https://www.engadget.com/google-chrome-os-87-tab-search-wallpapers-accessbility-bluetooth-204052594.html

 

Teddit: browse Reddit in a privacy preserving way

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/05/teddit-browse-reddit-in-a-privacy-preserving-way/

 

The best cheap VPN providers 2020

Combine quality and affordability with these wallet-friendly VPNs

https://www.techradar.com/vpn/cheapest-vpn

 

At quick glance, ‘expertly framed’ Quickbooks phishing email looks legit

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/phishing/at-quick-glance-expertly-framed-quickbooks-phishing-email-looks-legit/

 

How to Install and Use Microsoft Defender in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/install-use-microsoft-defender-linux/

 

Computer Slow? You Might Not Have Enough RAM for Windows (min 4GB for very light users, 8GB for most users)

Windows loves RAM. Not having enough can, over time, cause your computer to slow down.

https://askleo.com/not-enough-ram-for-windows/

 

How to easily include dynamic dates in a Word doc using Excel

Microsoft Word has a date field, but it's not easy to use in an expression. If you need to update dates in a document, use Excel to calculate the dates and then run a mail merge.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-easily-include-dynamic-dates-in-a-word-doc-using-excel/

 

How to permanently disable Microsoft Defender Antivirus on Windows 10

Microsoft Defender Antivirus isn't for you? If so, in this guide, we'll show you the steps to disable it permanently on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-permanently-disable-windows-defender-windows-10

 

Hacker caught using crypto miner to hide his espionage activities

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/hacker-caught-using-crypto-miner-to-hide-his-espionage-activities-104311/

 

TrickBot's New Tactic Threatens Firmware

A newly discovered module checks machines for flaws in the UEFI/BIOS firmware so malware can evade detection and persist on a device.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/trickbots-new-tactic-threatens-firmware/d/d-id/1339613

 

How to Enable or Disable Sleeping Tabs in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/165231-how-enable-disable-sleeping-tabs-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Pennsylvania county pays 500K ransom to DoppelPaymer ransomware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/pennsylvania-county-pays-500k-ransom-to-doppelpaymer-ransomware/

 

Microsoft Edge Is the Browser Every Windows 10 User Needs

The transition to the Chromium engine has completely transformed Microsoft’s browser, and one of the best things it happened to the application is the cross-platform debut.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-edge-is-the-browser-every-windows-10-user-needs-531668.shtml

 

How to See Everyone on Google Meet

Choose from Tiled or Sidebar views

https://www.lifewire.com/see-everyone-on-google-meet-5088410

 

Next MacBook Pro with M1 could have a 32-core chip — Intel won't stand a chance

Watch out Intel! Apple is coming for your neck

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/next-macbook-pro-with-m1-could-have-a-32-core-chip-intel-wont-stand-a-chance

 

The 12 Best Free and Open Source Apps for iPhone

Even on Apple's closed-source iOS, you can enjoy these excellent open source apps for privacy, security, and productivity.

https://www.makeuseof.com/best-free-open-source-apps-iphone/

 

Google Removes Some IAC Chrome Browser Extensions for 'Violating Our Policies'

Reports of the Ask.com toolbar being installed and default home pages being changed raised a few red flags.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-removes-some-iac-chrome-browser-extensions-for-violating-our-policies

 

Conspiracy theorists are putting their routers in Faraday cages – and complaining about bad Wi-Fi

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle/routers-in-faraday-cages/768183/

 

Organize Your Browser Tabs with OneTab, but Back Them Up, Too

https://lifehacker.com/organize-your-browser-tabs-with-onetab-but-back-them-u-1837740779

 

FTC: Robocallers are now pretending to be Apple and Amazon

A new robocall scheme is using the tech giants' name to trick victims.

https://www.engadget.com/ftc-robocalls-apple-amazon-warning-045846581.html

 

Add To OneDrive is now available for all users

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/04/add-to-onedrive-is-now-generally-available-for-all-users/

 

Intel’s Panther Canyon NUC could be out in December for those wanting a tiny PC

Panther Canyon purportedly comes packing a Tiger Lake CPU

https://www.techradar.com/news/intels-panther-canyon-nuc-could-be-out-in-december-for-those-wanting-a-tiny-pc

 

Supreme Court scrutinizes Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in case closely watched by hackers

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/supreme-court-scrutinizes-cfaa-in-case-closely-watched-by-hacker-community/

 

How to Change Default Apps in iOS 14

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-to-change-default-apps-ios/

 

“Do You Want to Scan and Fix” a Removable Drive?

The message "Do you want to scan and fix" means Windows found an error on a recently-attached drive. What you do next depends on how disastrous data loss might be.

https://askleo.com/scan-and-fix-a-removable-drive/

 

Remote work emergency kit: Power through an outage with these 6 items

A power disruption can take telecommuters offline for hours on end. These six items will keep workers online and devices fully charged when the lights go out.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/remote-work-emergency-kit-power-through-an-outage-with-these-6-items/

 

A rumored 32-core Apple M1 successor could outperform Intel's high-end processors

Apple continues to close in on Intel within the processor space.

https://www.windowscentral.com/32-core-apple-m1-successor-reportedly-set-imac-mac-pro-next-year

 

Hackers arrested for offering services bypassing antivirus protections!

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/hackers-arrested-for-offering-services-bypassing-antivirus-protections-104284/

 

Researchers Discover New Obfuscation-As-a-Service Platform

Researchers detail how a Android APK obfuscation service automates detection evasion for highly malicious apps.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/researchers-discover-new-obfuscation-as-a-service-platform/d/d-id/1339609

 

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 get more time to uninstall Windows 10 feature updates

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/how-to-get-more-time-to-uninstall-windows-10-feature-updates/

 

Microsoft Fixes Windows 10 Version 20H2 Thunderbolt BSOD Bug

Microsoft has recently fixed an issue in Windows 10 version 2004 and version 20H2 and causing a Blue Screen of Death when plugging in a Thunderbolt NVMe SSD.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-fixes-windows-10-version-20h2-thunderbolt-bsod-bug-531674.shtml

 

How to Convert a PDF to Google Doc Format

Edit a PDF easily once it's safely in Google Docs

https://www.lifewire.com/convert-pdf-to-google-doc-4684387

 

This Windows 10 update could finally make Cortana useful — Here is how

'Cortana, find embarrassing Christmas photo.'

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/this-windows-10-update-could-finally-make-cortana-useful-here-is-how

 

What the EU's Legislative E2E Encryption Drive Means for Encrypted Messaging Apps

The Council of Europe has drafted a resolution to regulate E2EE. Are we about to lose privacy in encrypted messaging apps?

https://www.makeuseof.com/eu-legislative-e2e-encryption-privacy-explained/

 

Will TikTok Ever Actually Be Banned in the US?

TikTok was granted another extension to find a US-based buyer, and the deadline has once again come and gone without any action. The app remains in app stores.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/will-tiktok-ever-actually-be-banned-in-the-us

 

How to spot fake calls from Apple and Amazon support

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/apple-amazon-support-scams/768081/

 

I'm Not Driving. Do I Need a Special Charger to Keep My Battery Alive?

https://lifehacker.com/im-not-driving-do-i-need-a-special-charger-to-keep-my-1845800950

 

NVIDIA found a way to train AI with very little data

The breakthrough with training generative adversarial networks could open up AI to more fields.

https://www.engadget.com/nvidia-ada-gan-ai-190518240.html

 

De-clutter your desktop by creating shortcuts and organize them into folders with Astounding Dock

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/07/de-clutter-your-desktop-by-creating-shortcuts-and-organize-them-into-folders-with-astounding-dock/

 

What is QLED? Samsung's quantum dot panels explained

Samsung QLED TVs bring drastically improved color and contrast

https://www.techradar.com/news/samsung-qled-samsungs-latest-television-acronym-explained

 

GoDaddy scam shows how voice phishing can be more deceptive than email schemes

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/phishing/godaddy-scam-shows-how-voice-phishing-can-be-more-deceptive-than-email-schemes/

 

How to Change the Default Web Browser on Your iPhone and iPad

https://www.maketecheasier.com/change-default-web-browser-ios/

 

What’s the Difference Between CHKDSK /F and CHKDSK /R?

CHKDSK is a powerful Windows utility used to diagnose and repair disks. /F and /R represent two types of repairs.

https://askleo.com/whats-the-difference-between-chkdsk-f-and-chkdsk-r/

 

Top 5 tips for choosing strong passwords

Strong passwords are necessary for making sure you and your organization stay protected. Tom Merritt offers five tips for creating strong passwords.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/top-5-tips-for-choosing-strong-passwords/

 

How to create polls on Microsoft Teams

You can add a poll to get quick feedback from users on Microsoft Teams, and in this guide, you'll learn the steps to complete this task in two different ways.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-create-poll-microsoft-teams

 

Google Chrome 87 automatically creates tab groups for users

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/google-chrome-87-automatically-creates-tab-groups-for-users-104281/

 

US Officials Take Action Against 2,300 Money Mules

Eight federal law enforcement agencies participated in the Money Mule Initiative, a global crackdown on money laundering.

https://www.darkreading.com/us-officials-take-action-against-2300-money-mules/d/d-id/1339602

 

How to Repair System Files with SFC Command in Windows 10

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

 

Improve your Windows 10 PC with these Microsoft Store apps

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/improve-your-windows-10-pc-with-these-microsoft-store-apps/

 

Microsoft Starts Testing Windows 10 Feature Experience Packs

Microsoft has started a new approach to improve Windows 10 features, this time turning to so-called Windows Feature Experience Packs for the whole thing.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-starts-testing-windows-10-feature-experience-packs-531663.shtml

 

How to Convert a Google Doc to PDF

There are a few ways to convert a Google Doc into a PDF.

https://www.lifewire.com/convert-google-doc-to-pdf-4684339

 

I turned my Chromebook into a Windows machine — and so can you

Using tools like Parallels can bring Windows 10 to your Chromebook

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/i-turned-my-chromebook-into-a-windows-machine

 

The 7 Best Cell Phones for Senior Citizens

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-mobile-phones-senior-citizens/

 

Apple's AirPods Max Over-Ear Headphones Are Here, and They're Expensive

The custom acoustic design and high-fidelity sound experience costs $549—more than a PlayStation 5.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/apples-airpods-max-over-ear-headphones-are-here-and-theyre-expensive

 

Wi-Fi slow? Best ways to fix Wi-Fi problems

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/best-ways-to-fix-wi-fi-problems/768039/

 

Hide Chrome Tab Groups With This Awesome Beta Feature

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/best-ways-to-fix-wi-fi-problems/768039/

 

Hide Chrome Tab Groups With This Awesome Beta Feature

https://lifehacker.com/boost-chrome-tab-groups-with-this-beta-feature-1843542912

 

Google Security Researcher Develops 'Zero-Click' Exploit for iOS Flaw

A new patched memory corruption vulnerability in Apple's AWDL protocol can be used to take over iOS devices that are in close proximity to an attacker.

https://www.darkreading.com/mobile/google-security-researcher-develops-zero-click-exploit-for-ios-flaw/d/d-id/1339599

 

Microsoft previews new way to upgrade Windows 10

The company is now touting 'Windows Feature Experience Packs' as a way to increase the number of features it rolls out to users over the course of a year.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3599875/microsoft-previews-new-way-to-upgrade-windows-10.html

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What Will It Feel Like to Get a COVID Vaccine?

https://vitals.lifehacker.com/what-will-it-feel-like-to-get-a-covid-vaccine-1845810703

 

6 security predictions that will impact healthcare in 2021

Attacks against COVID-19 vaccine developers will continue, while more reports will surface about patient data leaks in the cloud, says Kaspersky.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/6-security-predictions-that-will-impact-healthcare-in-2021/

 

How to reset settings to default to fix problems on Microsoft Edge

It's possible to reset your settings on Chromium version of Microsoft Edge for Windows 10, and here's how to complete the task.

https://pureinfotech.com/reset-settings-edge-chromium/

 

The 15 Best 'New Tab' Extensions for Google Chrome Fans

https://lifehacker.com/the-15-best-new-tab-extensions-for-google-chrome-fans-1832040696

 

Hackers impersonating Microsoft, Google to trap users into phishing scams

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/hackers-impersonating-microsoft-google-to-trap-users-104276/

 

Asus TUF GeForce RTX 3060 Ti review: Stone cold, dead silent

The Asus TUF RTX 3060 Ti puts exceptional custom touches on an exceptional 1440p graphics card.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3599137/asus-tuf-geforce-rtx-3060-ti-review.html

 

Ethernet Switch vs. Hub vs. Splitter: What’s the Difference?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/ethernet-switch-vs-hub-vs-splitter/

 

No Signal: What it Means and What to Check

"No Signal" is a message coming from your display device (not from your computer), indicating it has nothing to display. I'll review possible causes.

https://askleo.com/no-signal/

 

AutoPause for Firefox pauses all non-active tab audio

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/04/autopause-for-firefox-pauses-all-non-active-tab-audio/

 

You can now run Linux and Windows on the new Apple M1 Macs

Linux will even run at near-native performance

https://www.techradar.com/news/you-can-now-run-linux-and-windows-on-the-m1-macs

 

How to Add or Remove Meet Now icon on Taskbar in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/165990-how-add-remove-meet-now-icon-taskbar-windows-10-a.html

 

Google Wants Chrome to Play Nice with Windows 10 Antivirus Software

Google Chrome is right now the world’s number one browser, and third-party statistics claim its market share is close to 70 percent on the desktop.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/google-wants-chrome-to-play-nice-with-windows-10-antivirus-software-531653.shtml

 

Hacker faces three years in prison for child porn, Nintendo data breaches

He also has to pay Nintendo more than $200,000 in restitution.

https://www.engadget.com/ryan-hernandez-hacker-nintendo-child-porn-180001359.html

 

Cybercriminals Can Now Bypass Security Solutions and Implant Malicious Emails Directly into Inboxes with "Email Appender"

https://blog.knowbe4.com/cybercriminals-can-now-bypass-security-solutions-and-implant-malicious-emails-directly-into-inboxes-with-email-appender

 

Customize your Windows 10 appearance with these tools

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/customize-your-windows-10-appearance-with-these-tools/

 

Is the great stagnation over? (interesting - hopeful)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/great-stagnation-over-113002356.html

 

The 2020 Outbound Email Data Breach Report Finds growing email volumes and stressed employees are causing rising breach risk

https://www.egress.com/en-us/news/2020-outbound-email-security-report

 

How Disinformation Is Fueling A Fresh Wave Of Phishing Scams

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2020/11/13/how-disinformation-is-fueling-a-fresh-wave-of-phishing-scams/

 

New product: Raspberry Pi 4 Case Fan

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/new-raspberry-pi-4-case-fan/

 

Sling TV channels, app, packages, price and plans

Sling is one of the best streaming services for cord cutters

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

 

You Can Get an Android Phone With a Three Day Battery Life for $180

The Moto G Power is $70 off at Amazon for Black Friday, which is the lowest this phone has ever been.

https://www.makeuseof.com/moto-g-power-black-friday-deal/

 

iOS Flaw Could've Let Hackers Take Over Nearby iPhones in Seconds

There's no evidence that hackers ever exploited the vulnerability, but the discovery from Google security researcher Ian Beer underscored how scary vulnerabilities can be lurking inside any major consumer device. 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/ios-flaw-couldve-let-hackers-take-over-nearby-iphones-in-seconds

 

Secret text codes you can use with your carrier

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/secret-text-codes/767586/

 

How to get Vivaldi's new email client

Jack Wallen shows you how to get Vivaldi's new Email client and asks the question, "Can this replace my current solution?"

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-get-vivaldis-new-email-client/

 

What’s Windows Feature Experience Pack on Windows 10

Microsoft introduces the Windows Feature Experience Pack, a new update process to deliver feature improvements independently of Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/whats-windows-feature-experience-pack-updates-windows-10/

 

Organize Your Browser Tabs with OneTab, but Back Them Up, Too

https://lifehacker.com/organize-your-browser-tabs-with-onetab-but-back-them-u-1837740779

 

Yikes! Hacker selling Microsoft 365 login credentials to top company executives

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/hacker-selling-microsoft-365-login-credentials-to-top-company-executives-104271/

 

Microsoft tweaks its Productivity Score, removing employee names to preserve privacy

Microsoft will also clarify that the Productivity Score is being used to help IT admins better use the features of Office 365.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3599142/microsoft-tweaks-its-productivity-score-removing-employee-names-to-preserve-privacy.html

 

How to Switch from Chrome to Vivaldi

https://www.maketecheasier.com/switch-from-chrome-to-vivaldi/

 

My Shift Key is Stuck. How Do I Unstick It?

Windows has accessibility features that change the behavior of your keyboard. They're easy to turn on by mistake.

https://askleo.com/shift-key-stuck/

 

Podstation is a Chrome extension that lets you listen to podcasts and download episodes

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/03/podstation-is-a-chrome-extension-that-lets-you-listen-to-podcasts-download-episodes/

 

This could be the most dangerous iPhone security hack ever seen

Researchers uncover iOS exploit allowing attackers to remotely take over an individual’s iPhone

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-zero-click-ios-exploit-could-let-hackers-hijack-your-iphone

 

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

 

Microsoft Outlook to Get a New Feature on iPhone and Android

Microsoft Outlook has been improved a lot lately on both iPhone and Android, and now the Redmond-based software giant is working on adding more functionality in the coming updates.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-outlook-to-get-a-new-feature-on-iphone-and-android-531652.shtml

 

Twitter expands hate speech rules covering race, ethnicity and nationality

The company cited research linking dehumanizing language to offline violence.

https://www.engadget.com/twitter-hate-speech-rules-race-ethnicity-194849330.html

 

Emotet Makes Another Comeback with New Tactics, Techniques and Procedures

https://blog.knowbe4.com/emotet-makes-another-comeback-with-new-tactics-techniques-and-procedures

 

Microsoft is working on an Android subsystem for Windows 10

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-is-working-on-an-android-subsystem-for-windows-10/

 

Volunteering my phone to research Covid-19 while I sleep

https://www.yahoo.com/news/volunteering-phone-research-covid-19-000322082.html

 

Successful Ransomware Attacks on Education Sector Grew 388% in Q3 2020

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-data-protection/successful-ransomware-attacks-on-education-sector-grew-388-in-q3-2020/

 

Ransomware: Statistically, it's likely to happen to anybody.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/hacking-humans/124/notes

 

Designing the Raspberry Pi Case Fan

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/designing-the-raspberry-pi-case-fan/

 

iPhone 13 release date, price, specs and leaks

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

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

 

VLC Media Player: Every Windows Keyboard Shortcut You Must Know

VLC Media Player is an excellent open source player. Here's all the keyboard shortcuts you need to navigate it quickly.

https://www.makeuseof.com/vlc-media-player-windows-shortcuts/

 

Chrome OS 87 Update Debuts With Tab Search, Bluetooth Accessory Battery Levels

Google's latest Chrome OS update includes a way to search through tabs and view Bluetooth accessory battery levels. There's also a series of new wallpaper options.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/chrome-os-87-update-debuts-with-tab-search-bluetooth-accessory-battery

 

Walmart’s cheaper Amazon Prime competitor just got even better – try it free

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle/walmart-removes-35-order-minimum/745528/

 

Popular Android apps still vulnerable to patched security flaw

Cybercriminals can exploit the at-risk apps to steal login credentials, passwords, financial details, and text messages, says Check Point.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/popular-android-apps-still-vulnerable-to-patched-security-flaw/

 

How to wipe hard drive and reinstall Windows 10

If you're having problems with your device or you want to sell it, you can wipe the hard drive clean and reinstall Windows 10 in at least two ways – here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/wipe-hard-drive-reinstall-windows-10/

 

How Can I Restore Closed Tabs After Accidentally Quitting Chrome?

https://lifehacker.com/how-can-i-restore-closed-tabs-after-accidentally-quitti-1452314285

 

Windows 10 most likely to support Android apps in 2021: Report

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-most-likely-to-support-android-apps-in-2021-report-104260/

 

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition review: Spectacular 1440p gaming

This is the 1440p graphics card for most people. Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is faster than last-generation's RTX 2080 Super for half the price.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3599092/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3060-ti-founders-edition-review.html

 

With Xbox X and S Release, Xbox on TVs Could Be Next

https://www.maketecheasier.com/xbox-x-s-release-xbox-on-tvs-next/

 

Should I Use FAT32 or NTFS on a Flash Drive? The Differences, and a Third Alternative

File systems are commonly formatted as FAT32, NFTS, or exFAT. Which is best for your thumb drive?

https://askleo.com/fat32-or-ntfs-on-a-flash-drive/

 

Email client Thunderbird 78.5.1 released

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/02/email-client-thunderbird-78-5-1-released/

 

Malicious Microsoft Edge extensions are mimicking popular VPN apps

The Microsoft Edge extension you just downloaded could be a sham

https://www.techradar.com/news/malicious-microsoft-edge-extensions-are-mimicking-popular-vpn-apps

 

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

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/61026-backup-restore-macrium-reflect.html

 

Why Windows 10 Version 20H2 Crashes with a BSOD When Connecting a SSD

Windows 10 version 20H2 is still on its way to some devices out there, as the rollout is obviously under way as we speak, though as we learned from the previous feature update releases, it typically takes up to several months for a specific version to reach the general availability stage.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-confirms-fatal-crash-bug-in-windows-10-october-2020-update-531472.shtml

 

Facebook pledges to remove COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

The company is also reportedly updating its hate speech detection algorithms.

https://www.engadget.com/facebook-covid-19-vaccine-misinformation-hate-speech-moderation-165848830.html

 

University Research Shows Security Awareness Training is a Necessary Layer of Defense

https://blog.knowbe4.com/university-research-shows-security-awareness-training-is-a-necessary-layer-of-defense

 

Office 365 phishing abuses Oracle and Amazon cloud services

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/office-365-phishing-abuses-oracle-and-amazon-cloud-services/

 

This viral laser projection keyboard allows you to type on any flat surface — and it's under $50 on Amazon

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/laser-keyboard-gone-viral-tiktok-120000347.html

 

Cybersecurity Canon Candidate Book Review: “Cryptography Apocalypse: Preparing for the Day When Quantum Computing Breaks Today's Crypto” (the future of privacy)

https://icdt.osu.edu/news/2020/11/cybersecurity-canon-candidate-book-review-cryptography-apocalypse-preparing-day-when

 

How to Avoid Getting Killed by Ransomware

Using a series of processes, infosec pros can then tap automated data hygiene to find and fix files that attackers key in on.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/how-to-avoid-getting-killed-by-ransomware/a/d-id/1339181

 

New Raspberry Pi OS release — December 2020

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/new-raspberry-pi-os-release-december-2020/

 

Biggest MacBook design change in years just leaked

A new patent reveals that a "light trapping" matte black MacBook could be on the way

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/biggest-macbook-design-change-in-years-just-leaked

 

How to Set Up a VPN on Your Router

VPNs improve online privacy but running a VPN on every device is a pain. Here's how to install a VPN on your router and save time!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/setup-vpn-router/

 

Apple Offering Free Replacements for Unresponsive iPhone 11 Screens

Apple's new program will replace faulty iPhone 11 displays for free within a two-year window. Affected users can mail their phone in or take it to an authorized technician or Apple Store.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/apple-offering-free-replacements-for-unresponsive-iphone-11-screens

 

Watch out for this fake PayPal form that tries to steal your credit card info

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/magecart-paypal-scam/767790/

 

How to fix a broken key on a standard keyboard

Do you have keyboard keys that aren't functioning properly? Jack Wallen shows you how to remove the keycaps so you can replace or clean those fussy keys.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-fix-a-broken-key-on-a-standard-keyboard/

 

How to set default speakers and mic per app on Windows 10

You can set per application sound output and input devices, and in this guide, you'll learn the steps to complete the task on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/set-default-speakers-mic-per-app-windows-10/

 

Should I Keep Using My Password Manager?

https://lifehacker.com/should-i-keep-using-my-password-manager-1845763538

 

Microsoft slammed for launching ‘workplace surveillance tool’

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-slammed-for-launching-workplace-surveillance-tool-104254/

 

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

 

How to Change Google Background on Your Desktop and Mobile

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-to-change-google-background/

 

My Computer Does Nothing When Turned On; How Do I Fix It? Something to Look at, and Something to Listen To

A computer that does nothing when you turn it on can be very difficult to diagnose. Spinning disks and blinking lights don't mean as much as you might think.

https://askleo.com/computer-does-nothing/

 

Microsoft has a fake extensions problem in its Microsoft Edge Store

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/01/microsoft-has-a-fake-extensions-problem-in-its-microsoft-edge-store/

 

It might be cheaper to just buy a Mac Mini than run it on AWS

Those AWS costs add up quickly

https://www.techradar.com/news/it-might-be-cheaper-to-just-buy-a-mac-mini-than-run-it-on-aws

 

How to Enable or Disable Indexer Backoff in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/93655-enable-disable-indexer-backoff-windows.html

 

What’s a Windows Feature Experience Pack and Why It’s Good News for Windows 10

Microsoft typically rolls out improvements and new features for Windows 10 with the help of the two major updates that it ships every year, but the company is ready to change this approach and embrace the so-called Windows Feature Experience Packs that would be used to deliver improvements more efficiently.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/what-s-a-windows-feature-experience-pack-and-why-it-s-good-news-for-windows-10-531666.shtml

 

Hackers are trying to disrupt the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain

They're targeting the vulnerable "cold chain" that keeps vaccines from spoiling.

https://www.engadget.com/ibm-covid-19-cold-chain-201727810.html

 

How to protect Windows 10 PCs from ransomware

Ransomware is running rampant these days, but there are several ways Windows 10 users and admins can protect their PCs. Here’s what to do.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3245585/how-to-protect-windows-10-from-ransomware.html

 

DarkSide ransomware is creating a secure data leak service in Iran

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/darkside-ransomware-is-creating-a-secure-data-leak-service-in-iran/

 

Despite promise, few in US adopting COVID-19 exposure apps

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/despite-promise-few-us-adopting-151227603.html

 

Motive, Means and Method – Through the Eyes of a Cybercriminal

Taking an Inside Look at Phishing to Fight Cybercrime

https://www.corporatecomplianceinsights.com/motive-means-method-eyes-of-cybercriminal/

 

Ransomware Group Turns to Facebook Ads

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/11/ransomware-group-turns-to-facebook-ads/

 

Microsoft says three APTs have targeted seven COVID-19 vaccine makers

The three state-sponsored hacker groups (APTs) are Russia's Strontium (Fancy Bear) and North Korea's Zinc (Lazarus Group) and Cerium.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-says-three-apts-have-targeted-seven-covid-19-vaccine-makers/

 

The 3 top VPN providers are offering great VPN deals throughout the holidays

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/the-3-top-vpn-providers-are-offering-great-vpn-deals-throughout-the-holidays

 

15 Hidden Facebook Messenger Tricks You Need to Try

Even though you use Facebook Messenger every day, here are some Facebook Messenger secrets you may have missed.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/21-hidden-facebook-messenger-tricks-need-try-right-now/

 

Google Fi Offers $100 Upgrade for Customers Ahead of 3G Network Shutdown

Google Fi customers will receive a credit for purchasing a VoLTE-capable device from the Fi store ahead of T-Mobile's 3G network shutdown in January.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-fi-offers-100-upgrade-for-customers-ahead-of-3g-network-shutdown

 

Recall alert: If you’re using this phone charger, throw it away now

https://www.komando.com/amazon/recalled-phone-chargers/767959/

 

How to quickly swap out a key on a mechanical keyboard

If you have a mechanical keyboard that allows for hot swappable key switches, Jack Wallen shows you how easy this is to take care of.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-quickly-swap-out-a-key-on-a-mechanical-keyboard/

 

How to move tab to another profile on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge now lets you move tabs between profiles with a new option available in the tab's context menu – here's how to enable and use the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/move-tab-another-profile-microsoft-edge/

 

What's in the latest Edge update? Automatic IE redirection and custom content on the new tab page

Microsoft's Edge 87 debuts automatic IE-to-Edge redirection for some sites and beefs up the new tab page with customizable feeds.

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

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Why you have so many tabs open

https://metro.co.uk/2019/01/09/many-tabs-open-8324922/

 

MasterChef, Big Brother producer hit by DoppelPaymer ransomware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/masterchef-big-brother-producer-hit-by-doppelpaymer-ransomware/

 

Android gets auto-narrated audiobooks and expanded Voice Access

You'll also get Android auto in more countries.

https://www.engadget.com/android-feature-drop-auto-expansion-170016779.html

 

Find the tab you're looking for instantly with the Search All Tabs extension for Firefox and Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/01/find-the-tab-youre-looking-for-instantly-with-the-search-all-tabs-extension-for-firefox-and-chrome/

 

Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 6800 XT review: Great hardware turbocharged by killer software

Don't sleep on Trixx Boost.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3599829/sapphire-nitro-radeon-rx-6800-xt-review.html

 

Intel Rocket Lake leak shows an 8-core CPU that could rival AMD’s Ryzen 5800X

8-core next-gen flagship is looking promising...

https://www.techradar.com/news/intel-rocket-lake-leak-shows-an-8-core-cpu-that-could-rival-amds-ryzen-5800x

 

Gmail for business: The best tips, time-savers, and advanced advice

Ready to become a certified Gmail master? This collection of expert Google knowledge has everything you need.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3597914/gmail-for-business-the-best-tips-time-savers-and-advanced-advice.html

 

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/

 

Nonprofit uses AWS grant to put 756 terabytes of cancer research data in the cloud

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and the Childhood Cancer Data Lab are cleaning up genome data and speeding up the research process.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/nonprofit-uses-aws-grant-to-put-756-terabytes-of-cancer-research-data-in-the-cloud/

 

How to manage disk write caching for external storage on Windows 10

You can manage how disk write caching operates on Windows 10, and in this guide, we show you the steps to complete this task.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-manage-disk-write-caching-external-storage-windows-10

 

How to Enable or Disable to Format with ReFS File System in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/29897-enable-disable-refs-file-system-windows-8-1-windows-10-a.html

 

9 Ways to Turn Your Raspberry Pi Into a Laptop

Want to build a Raspberry Pi laptop? Choose from these 3D printed projects or professionally produced Raspberry Pi laptop kits.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/raspberry-pi-laptop/

 

Popular Wireless Doorbells May Carry Cybersecurity Risk

https://www.maketecheasier.com/popular-wireless-doorbells-may-carry-cybersecurity-risk/

 

How to Disable the Shopping Feature in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft is trying to make Microsoft Edge the right browser for everyone and everything, so in addition to bringing the app to non-Windows platforms and optimizing it for both home users and enterprises, the company is also adding a wide variety of features with every update.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-to-disable-the-shopping-feature-in-microsoft-edge-531470.shtml

 

5 ways to boost your iPhone’s signal strength

https://www.yahoo.com/news/5-ways-boost-iphone-signal-100035066.html

 

Snapdragon 888: The biggest features coming to Android phones

Cameras, gaming and AI are a big focus for the Snapdragon 888

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/snapdragon-888-features-specs

 

What does aggregation theory tell us about Google’s antitrust case?

Tech’s big idea is running up against the antitrust movement

https://www.theverge.com/21790553/antitrust-google-amazon-facebook-aggregation-theory-ben-thompson-tim-wu

 

How To Set Environment Variables In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/environment-variables-windows-10/

 

If you shopped over the holiday weekend, read this warning

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/delivery-update-text-scams/767487/

 

Older iPhones Get FaceTime 1080p Support

Apple quietly introduced higher quality FaceTime calls to iPhone 8 or later devices with iOS 14.2.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/older-iphones-get-facetime-1080p-support

 

Phishing lures employees with fake 'back to work' internal memos

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/phishing-lures-employees-with-fake-back-to-work-internal-memos/

 

YouTube will remind users to ‘keep comments respectful’ before posting

The change is part of a wider effort to reduce hate speech and hurtful comments.

https://www.engadget.com/youtube-pop-up-keep-comments-respectful-185717715.html

 

Find text inside Microsoft Office, LibreOffice, RTF and plain-text files with Office Search

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/30/find-text-inside-microsoft-office-libreoffice-rtf-and-plain-text-files-with-office-search/

 

Expand your desktop with this 27-inch 1080p HP display for just $120

Take $80 off this high-rated monitor

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3599850/expand-your-desktop-with-this-27-inch-1080p-hp-display-for-just-120.html

 

Going green? Stop streaming 4K videos on your phone, warn experts

Reducing resolution cuts carbon emissions

https://www.techradar.com/news/going-green-stop-streaming-4k-videos-on-your-phone-warn-experts

 

3 pandemic-related trends for 2021

With an ongoing focus on remote work, companies will be looking to make work-from-home as easy and secure as sitting in the office. The tech industry has a role to play in what’s coming.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3597992/3-pandemic-related-trends-for-2021.html

 

Can’t We Just Spam the Spammers to Death?

Unfortunately, that then turns you into, yes... a spammer! There are many, many problems with this idea. I'll explain a few.

https://askleo.com/cant-we-just-spam-the-spammers-to-death/

 

Review: MacBook Pro 2020 with M1 is astonishing--with one possible deal-breaker

Jack Wallen dove into the Apple Silicon waters and found them exhilarating. Read about his experience after purchasing a new 2020 MacBook Pro with the M1 chip.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-2020-macbook-pro-with-m1-is-in-a-word-astonishing/

 

You can now add shortcuts for shared folders to your OneDrive

It's now easier than ever to manage shared files in OneDrive.

https://www.windowscentral.com/you-can-now-shortcuts-shared-folders-your-onedrive

 

How to Enable or Disable DNS over HTTPS (DoH) in Microsoft Edge Chromium (recommend enabled, and same with Chrome and Firefox)

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/151318-how-enable-disable-dns-over-https-doh-microsoft-edge.html

 

How to Use Gmail Like a Desktop Email Client: 7 Simple Steps

Want to ditch your desktop email client? Here's how you can set up Gmail to behave more like a desktop email client.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-simple-steps-gmail-desktop-email-client/

 

The Ultimate Guide to Dolphin Emulator.

https://www.maketecheasier.com/ultimate-guide-to-dolphin-emulator/

 

Brave Browser

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

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

 

How to create and customize folders on an iPhone to organize your apps

https://www.yahoo.com/news/create-customize-folders-iphone-organize-221301733.html

 

Most serious iPhone hack ever exposed

Google researcher figured out how to plant malware on any nearby iPhone

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-airdrop-hack

 

Google illegally spied on workers before firing them, US labor board alleges

Company policies violated labor law, according to the complaint

https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/2/22047383/google-spied-workers-before-firing-labor-complaint

 

The Best Chromebooks Under $200 [November 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-chromebooks-under-200/

 

Don’t fall for this fake Costco giveaway

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/costco-giveaway-scam/767479/

 

Wyze Unveils a $20 Smartwatch That Controls Smart Home Devices, Tracks Health

The Wyze Watch ships in February, but pre-orders begin today. To achieve the low price, Wyze says it's sacrificing profit margins and forgoing features like GPS.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/wyze-unveils-a-20-smartwatch-that-controls-smart-home-devices-tracks-health

 

Canon publicly confirms August ransomware attack, data theft

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/canon-publicly-confirms-august-ransomware-attack-data-theft/

 

Amazon now lets you interact with Alexa via text on iOS

A public preview of the feature is available now.

https://www.engadget.com/amazon-adds-text-commands-alexa-ios-app-200311384.html

 

QuickWayToFolders provides a unique way to access your desktop shortcuts and folders

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/28/quickwaytofolders-provides-a-unique-way-to-access-your-desktop-shortcuts-and-folders/

 

The best Thunderbolt docks you can buy for your laptop PC

Thunderbolt docks can be expensive, with gobs of ports—but more manufacturers are designing low-cost options to fit more budgets.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3596491/best-thunderbolt-docks-for-a-laptop-pc.html

 

You can soon run an AMD workstation in the cloud thanks to AWS

New AMD-powered instances offer improved performance and reduced cost for graphics-intensive workloads

https://www.techradar.com/news/you-can-soon-run-an-amd-workstation-in-the-cloud-thanks-to-aws

 

Microsoft previews new way to upgrade Windows 10

The company is now touting 'Windows Feature Experience Packs' as a way to increase the number of features it rolls out to users over the course of a year.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3599875/microsoft-previews-new-way-to-upgrade-windows-10.html

 

Deal with Computer Clutter to Speed Things Up

Files accumulating on your machine can result in increased computer clutter, decreased performance, and even less stability.

https://askleo.com/deal-with-computer-clutter-to-speed-things-up/

 

Cyber Monday 2020: Great deals on external storage

If you're looking for a new external hard drive, flash drive, or memory card, Cyber Monday is the perfect time to shop for yourself or buy a gift for someone who needs a storage upgrade.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/cyber-monday-2020-deals-on-external-storage/

 

How to enable noise suppression for meetings on Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams now offers noise suppression for meetings and calls, and here's how you enable or disable the feature.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-enable-noise-suppression-meetings-microsoft-teams

 

How to Enable or Disable Move Tabs to Different Profile window in Microsoft Edge Chromium (usually a situation of a multi-user setup)

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/169094-enable-move-tabs-different-profile-window-microsoft-edge.html

 

Android Apps May Make Their Way to Windows 10

Microsoft wants to bring Android apps to the Microsoft Store in 2021.

https://www.makeuseof.com/windows-10-microsoft-store-android-apps/

 

How to Create Your Own Start Menu in Windows 10 with Open-Shell

https://www.maketecheasier.com/create-own-start-menu-windows-open-shell/

 

Shut Up for Firefox

If you're constantly facing unwanted content in the comments sections of various websites you can use this nifty extension to hide them in just a single click

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

 

Use Authentication Apps for Multifactor Security

https://www.yahoo.com/news/authentication-apps-multifactor-security-110001550.html

 

iPhone 12 owners have a big problem — what you need to know

Does your iPhone 12 randomly disconnect from cell networks? You're not alone

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-12-has-a-serious-signal-problem-what-you-need-to-know

 

Why Warner Bros. had to move its 2021 films to HBO Max

It’s not the best option, but it is the inevitable one

https://www.theverge.com/22152626/hbo-max-2021-movies-release-date-matrix-dune-suicide-squad

 

How To Force Close A Program In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/force-close-windows-10/

 

Sick of slow internet? How to check you’re getting what you pay for

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/internet-speed-checkup/747122/

 

TeamGroup to Launch DDR5 RAM in Q3 2021

The company is developing a 16GB module that can support speeds from 4800 to 5200MHz while running at slightly less power than DDR4 RAM. 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/teamgroup-to-launch-ddr5-ram-in-q3-2021

 

Truck routing provider Rand McNally hit by cyberattack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/truck-routing-provider-rand-mcnally-hit-by-cyberattack/

 

Justice Department sues Facebook over H-1B hiring practices

The DoJ says Facebook discriminated against US workers.

https://www.engadget.com/justice-department-sues-facebook-h1b-visas-205126525.html

 

JPEG Lossless Rotator is a simple tool that you can use to rotate images without losing the original quality

Do you take a lot of photos on your phone or camera? If so, you will know that some photos may not look perfect on every screen.

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/28/jpeg-lossless-rotator-is-a-simple-tool-that-you-can-use-to-rotate-images-without-losing-the-original-quality/

 

Nvidia's superb GeForce Now game streaming is coming to iPhones, iPads, and Chrome

The best cloud-streaming solution for PC gamers gets even more versatile.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3596798/nvidia-geforce-now-game-streaming-apple-iphone-ipad-chrome.html

 

Best lightweight Linux distros of 2020

Operating systems which will happily run on older x86 machines

https://www.techradar.com/news/best-lightweight-linux-distro

 

On the future of Windows 10’s feature releases

Microsoft’s twice-yearly feature updates arrive every six months — whether users want them or not. The company needs to do something to make this upgrade process less disruptive and avoid patch fatigue.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3599460/on-the-future-of-windows-10-s-feature-releases.html

 

How Do I Force Windows to Reinstall a Driver?

Sometimes fixing a pesky problem with a hardware device is as simple as forcing Windows to reinstall a driver. I'll show you how.

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_force_windows_to_reinstall_a_driver/

 

Windows 10 PowerToys: A cheat sheet

Users are always searching for ways to make their computing lives better--the Windows 10 PowerToys are made specifically for this purpose.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-powertoys-a-cheat-sheet/

 

PowerToys to gain improved multi-monitor support on Windows 10

PowerToys will soon handle multi-monitor setups more easily.

https://www.windowscentral.com/powertoys-gain-improved-multi-monitor-support-windows-10

 

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 Stay Safe on Public Computers: 6 Tips to Keep in Mind

If you're ever using a public computer, like at a library, you need to follow these guidelines to stay safe and secure.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways-make-sure-public-computers-use-safe/

 

Best Free Clipboard Managers for Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/five-free-clipboard-managers-for-windows/

 

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

 

Man's Wife Makes Him Sell His PlayStation 5 After Realizing It Wasn't an Air Purifier

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/mans-wife-makes-him-sell-024353167.html

 

Chromecast with Google TV just got a big upgrade — and it’s a lot like Tinder

Chromecast with Google TV is adding new ways to learn about your preferences

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/chromecast-with-google-tv-just-got-a-big-upgrade-and-its-a-lot-like-tinder

 

People are putting their routers in jail to protect themselves from harmless Wi-Fi

Don’t put a Faraday cage on your router, please

https://www.theverge.com/tldr/22150497/wi-fi-router-faraday-cage-electromagnetic-radiation-conspiracy-theory-scam

 

How To Find Your Ring Doorbell Serial Number

https://www.techjunkie.com/find-ring-doorbell-serial-number/

 

Can’t make your iPhone screen rotate? 6 easy fixes

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/iphone-screen-rotating-problem/766997/

 

Motorola Shows Phone With TV, Desktop Modes

In a brief video about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, Motorola shows off major new software capabilities.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/motorola-shows-phone-with-tv-desktop-modes

 

Gootkit malware returns to life alongside REvil ransomware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/gootkit-malware-returns-to-life-alongside-revil-ransomware/

 

Wyze Thermostat review: First-class feature set, bargain-basement price tag

But you’ll need to trust Wyze on its promise to deliver important add-ons like remote sensors in 2021.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3600111/wyze-thermostat-review.html

 

How To Fix A Monitor With Yellow Tint

https://www.techjunkie.com/monitor-yellow-tint-fix/

 

Is it Safe to Delete Duplicate Files?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cnfJf40Efk&feature=youtu.be&t=0s

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