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AMD patents a chiplet GPU design quite unlike Nvidia and Intel's

Which approach is better?

https://www.techspot.com/news/88138-amd-patents-chiplet-gpu-design-unlike-nvidia-intel.html

 

Are PCs Doomed?

While the ratio of PCs to mobile devices may change over time, I believe PCs will not be going away any time soon. They're just too darned useful.

https://askleo.com/are-pcs-doomed/

 

How to create poll with Microsoft Forms

Microsoft Forms allows you to create and publish quick polls, and in this guide, you'll learn the instructions to use the service.

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

 

You got a new iPhone 12 for the holidays — here are the first things you should do

  - You may have received a new iPhone over the holidays, so I’ll show you some of the first things you should do to get started.

  - A lot of the tips here apply to older devices running Apple’s latest iOS 14 software, which means you don’t need an iPhone 12 for all of them.

  - Some tips include adding widgets to the home screen, clearing up app clutter and managing your 5G connection on the iPhone 12.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/29/iphone-tips-and-tricks-how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-new-iphone.html

 

A new year, a new administration: Doors open in 2021 for public-private cooperation

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/year-in-review/a-new-year-a-new-administration-doors-open-in-2021-for-public-private-cooperation/

 

Windows 10 Free Upgrade 'Still Available'

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10875/windows-10-free-upgrade-still-available'

 

Take back your privacy from eavesdroppers

https://blog.avast.com/someone-is-spying-on-you-avast

 

What’s New in Mozilla Firefox 84

Mozilla has just released a new version of Firefox, its award-winning browser that’s currently the third most-used app worldwide after Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/what-s-new-in-mozilla-firefox-84-531762.shtml

 

Apple's $549 AirPods Max Headphones Offer Big Sound and Bugs: Review

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apples-549-airpods-max-headphones-110020043.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=2_04

 

Samsung is doubling down on foldable phones in 2021 — and it might just work

Samsung has big plans for foldable phones in the coming year

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/samsung-is-doubling-down-on-foldable-phones-in-2021-and-it-might-just-work

 

China launches antitrust investigation into tech giant Alibaba

China's Politburo has vowed to strengthen anti-monopoly efforts in 2021 and rein in “disorderly capital expansion."

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/china-launches-antitrust-investigation-tech-giant-alibaba-n1252325

 

Get No-Fuss File-Level Crypto With Fscrypt

https://linuxinsider.com/story/get-no-fuss-file-level-crypto-with-fscrypt-86953.html

 

Is Technology Making Me More Depressed?

https://gizmodo.com/is-technology-making-me-more-depressed-1845955249

 

New Zero-Day, Malware Indicate Second Group May Have Targeted SolarWinds

https://www.securityweek.com/new-zero-day-malware-indicate-second-group-may-have-targeted-solarwinds

 

Apple promotes Fitness+ and Apple Music integration with ‘Studio Series’ playlists

https://9to5mac.com/2021/01/02/apple-fitness-plus-apple-music/#more-688540

 

Twitter's Hate Speech Rules Now Apply to Race and Nationality

Twitter will remove posts with hate speech targeting race, ethnicity, and nationality.

https://www.makeuseof.com/twitters-hate-speech-rules-race-nationality/

 

Amazon Echo tips and tricks: 20 new uses for your Alexa

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/top-20-alexa-tricks/746804/

 

Antivirus Bug on Windows 10 Chromium Browsers Squashed With New Fix

A fix is rolling out for a bug affecting Chrome and Microsoft Edge users' ability to save new files and bookmarks. (applies to many other browsers based on Chromium)

https://www.pcmag.com/news/antivirus-bug-on-windows-10-chromium-browsers-squashed-with-new-fix

 

Is My Hard Disk About to Die?

There are signs we can use to determine if a hard drive is about to fail, but it's also common for a drive to fail without any indication at all.

https://askleo.com/is-my-hard-disk-about-to-die/

 

How to normalize sound volume on Windows 10

Annoyed by loud commercials while watching TV shows online or listen to music at different sound volume levels? Then use this guide to normalize the sound volume on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/normalize-sound-volume-windows-10/

 

Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn reveals the 3 existential risks he’s most concerned about

 - Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn said artificial intelligence, synthetic biology and so-called unknown unknowns each represent an existential risk through to 2100.

 - The entrepreneur turned investor sees them as the three biggest threats to humanity’s existence this century.

 - “Climate change is not going to be an existential risk unless there’s a runaway scenario,” said Tallinn.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/29/skype-co-founder-jaan-tallinn-on-3-most-concerning-existential-risks-.html

 

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, a partner of defense companies and agencies, reports breach

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/kawasaki-heavy-industries-a-partner-of-defense-companies-and-agencies-reports-breach/

 

Security Update Cut-Off Puts Phones At Risk

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10874/security-update-cut-puts-phones-risk

 

You Can Stop Stupid: A book review

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

 

Google Chrome 87 Now Available with Major New Features

Google Chrome remains the world’s number one browser, both on the desktop and on mobile, and the parent company keeps rolling out more and more major updates that further refine the experience with the app.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/google-chrome-87-now-available-with-major-new-features-531561.shtml

 

How to Jump-Start a Car With a Dead Battery

https://www.yahoo.com/news/jump-start-car-dead-battery-193214259.html

 

Samsung Galaxy S21 leak just revealed a big missing feature

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s21-could-drop-another-popular-feature

 

Iran behind pro-Trump 'hit list' of U.S. election officials, FBI says

The attribution is the second time in two months that federal officials have said Iran imitated threats of right-wing violence to stoke fear around the election.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/iran-behind-pro-trump-hit-list-u-s-election-officials-n1252270

 

A Mini Browser War in Linux

https://linuxinsider.com/story/a-mini-browser-war-in-linux-86950.html

 

How to Use the New Chrome Actions to Boost Your Browser Productivity

https://gizmodo.com/how-to-use-the-new-chrome-actions-to-boost-your-browser-1845936498

 

Vermont Hospital Says Cyberattack Was Ransomware

https://www.securityweek.com/vermont-hospital-says-cyberattack-was-ransomware

 

Apple @ Work: How to handle migrations to new Macs in the event of damage

https://9to5mac.com/2021/01/02/mac-backups-in-the-enterprise-2/#more-684957

 

6 Non-Email Apps to Read, Discover, and Manage Newsletters

Newsletters are popular than ever before. Use these apps to manage your newsletter subscriptions and also discover new ones to read.

https://www.makeuseof.com/non-email-apps-read-discover-manage-newsletters/

 

10 new iPhone tricks you’ll use all the time

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/clever-iphone-tricks/744550/

 

How to Track Workouts and Activities on Apple Watch

With new fitness and activity features in watchOS 7, your Apple Watch can help you stay in shape and track workouts.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-track-workouts-and-activities-on-apple-watch

 

My Computers Keep Dying — Is It Me?

It's easy to feel cursed if computer after computer you deal with has problems. It's often not you at all.

https://askleo.com/my-computers-keep-dying-is-it-me/

 

How to uninstall Snipping Tool app on Windows 10

Windows 10 now allows you to uninstall the legacy Snipping Tool app, and here are the steps to complete the task.

https://pureinfotech.com/uninstall-snipping-tool-windows-10/

 

Top Apple analyst pours cold water on the latest Apple car reports

  - TFI’s Ming- Chi Kuo said don’t buy into speculative Apple car stocks, like lidar companies right now.

  - He said it’s too early for anyone to know who Apple’s suppliers for the car parts might be.

  - Kuo also said he wouldn’t be surprised if the Apple car doesn’t launch until 2028.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/28/apple-car-market-too-bullish-ming-chi-kuo-says.html

 

2021 threat predictions: Bad actors that honed their craft with COVID are ready to go big

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/year-in-review/2021-threat-predictions-bad-actors-that-honed-their-craft-with-covid-are-ready-to-go-big/

 

How to Fix: Force Screen Refresh Rate Windows 10

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10873/how-fix-force-screen-refresh-rate-windows-10

 

6 easy steps you can take to keep your mobile devices safe

https://blog.avast.com/six-steps-to-mobile-device-safety-avast

 

Linux for Apple Silicon Is Coming

After bringing Linux to the PlayStation 4, famous developer Hector Martin, also known as marcan, is getting ready for another important project for the open-source world.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/linux-for-apple-silicon-is-coming-531664.shtml

 

How to zoom in and out on your Apple Watch using its Zoom function, and make your icons bigger or smaller

https://www.yahoo.com/news/zoom-apple-watch-using-zoom-215157036.html

 

T-Mobile breach exposes customer phone numbers, call info — what you need to know

It's the second time in 2020 that T-Mobile's been hit by a data breach

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/t-mobile-breach-exposes-customer-phone-numbers-call-info-what-you-need-to-know

 

Second top Black female Google employee says she was recently ousted

Former students say the latest fired executive was an inspiring mentor.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/second-top-black-female-google-employee-says-she-was-ousted-n1252277

 

How to Play Board Games Online With Friends: 5 Ways Worth Trying

Itching to play board games but want to stay socially distanced? Here are some ways you can play board games online with friends.

https://whatnerd.com/play-board-games-online-with-friends/

 

5G Was a Tax on Smartphones in 2020

https://gizmodo.com/5g-was-a-tax-on-smartphones-in-2020-1845964462

 

North Korean Hackers Target COVID-19 Research

https://www.securityweek.com/north-korean-hackers-target-covid-19-research

 

With support officially ended, Adobe ‘strongly recommends’ removing Flash now, here’s how

https://9to5mac.com/2021/01/01/fully-remove-adobe-flash-from-mac/#more-688497

 

You've Been Doxxed: What Is Doxxing and Is It Illegal?

Doxxing is becoming increasingly commonplace. But what exactly is doxxing and can you protect yourself against it?

https://www.makeuseof.com/what-is-doxxing/

 

Adobe Flash is officially dead – Here’s how to remove it from your computer

https://www.komando.com/technology/uninstall-adobe-flash-player/769401/

 

Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 (for Android) Review

Hides your DNS requests to protect your privacy

https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/cloudflare-1111-for-android

 

How To Keep an External Hard Drive Useful and Healthy Longer

My best practices for external hard drives concern software, hardware, and -- you guessed it -- backing up.

https://askleo.com/how-to-keep-an-external-hard-drive-useful-and-healthy-longer/

 

How to set up Microsoft Autofill password manager on Google Chrome

Microsoft brings its password manager to Google Chrome with the Microsoft Autofill extension, and here's how to set up and use it.

https://pureinfotech.com/setup-microsoft-autofill-password-manager-google-chrome/

 

Tech companies aren’t doing enough to keep their devices out of landfills, and neither are we

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/26/tech-companies-arent-doing-enough-to-fix-the-e-waste-problem.html

 

Treasury asks financial sector to watch out for COVID vaccine scams, ransomware

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/treasury-asks-financial-sector-to-watch-out-for-covid-vaccine-scams-ransomware/

 

How to Fix: Change Edge New Tab Page to Google

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10871/how-fix-change-edge-new-tab-page-google

 

3 reasons why you should always update your software

https://blog.avast.com/why-you-should-update-your-software-avast

 

What's New in Microsoft Edge 89: Close All Tabs Warning

Microsoft Edge is without a doubt evolving, and every new update brings more and more improvements to the way we use the app.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/what-s-new-in-the-first-microsoft-edge-89-build-531729.shtml

 

Companies Are Fleeing California. Blame Bad Government.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/companies-fleeing-california-blame-bad-130019650.html

 

The best tablet of 2020 didn't come from Apple

Why the reMarkable 2 is the coolest tablet of the year

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/remarkable-2-beats-2020-ipads

 

Why the Russian hack is so significant, and why it's close to a worst-case scenario

Experts say it's potentially the largest spying operation against the U.S. in history — and it ran without being noticed for nine months.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/why-russian-hack-so-significant-why-it-s-close-worst-n1252131

 

Is Humble Store Legit? 5 Reasons Why I Buy My Games There Now

If you aren’t buying your games on the Humble Store, here are several reasons why you should consider it. Yes, it’s legit!

https://whatnerd.com/is-humble-store-legit/

 

Developer Says Apple Wanted Him To Change App’s Branding Because It 'Promoted' Controlled Substances

https://gizmodo.com/developer-says-apple-wanted-him-to-change-app-s-brandin-1845978801

 

Critical Flaws in Kepware Products Can Facilitate Attacks on Industrial Firms

https://www.securityweek.com/critical-flaws-kepware-products-can-facilitate-attacks-industrial-firms

 

9to5Mac Daily: January 01, 2021 – The state of the Mac in 2021

https://9to5mac.com/2021/01/01/9to5mac-daily-january-01-2021/#more-688477

 

Is 2020 the Year of the Linux Malware Pandemic?

Linux computers used to be safe from most forms of malware, but that isn't true anymore.

https://www.makeuseof.com/linux-vulnerable-to-malware/

 

4 data back up mistakes you’re probably making

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/common-data-back-up-mistakes/771601/

 

Microsoft: SolarWinds Hackers Viewed Our Source Code

The hackers behind the SolarWinds breach were able to 'view source code in a number of source code repositories,' Microsoft says, though they were not able to change anything.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-solarwinds-hackers-viewed-our-source-code

 

How Do I Print An Email or Webpage and Have It Work?

Many websites don't expect you to print their contents. As a result, many don't print well. I'll review why that is, and the things to try.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-print-an-email-or-webpage-and-have-it-work/

 

AirPods Max owners are reporting a major flaw — what you need to know

Moisture and electronics don't mix well

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/users-are-reporting-a-major-flaw-with-apples-dollar550-airpods-max

 

Panasonic HomeHawk Window Camera review: Watch the world through your window

This "outdoor" security camera mounts to the inside of any window to keep it safe from vandals and the elements.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3601970/panasonic-homehawk-window-camera-review.html

 

Why Did My Security Software Not Detect a Virus on My PC? Steps you need to take next

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LybEMN_kQE&feature=youtu.be&t=10s

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Set up Home Assistant to manage your open source smart home

Learn how to install and configure Home Assistant in the fourth article in this series on home automation.

https://opensource.com/article/20/12/home-assistant?sc_cid=7013a0000026JB6AAM

 

SolarWinds Hack - BBC World News 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzDADBZS6d4&feature=youtu.be&t=0s

 

Adobe Flash Player is finally laid to rest

(note the last paragraph has two hyperlinks to download for Windows or Mac the tool to remove Flash player)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/adobe-flash-player-finally-laid-003310984.html

Uninstall Flash Player | Windows (after download, just follow these instructions)

https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html

 

How to create poll with Microsoft Forms

Microsoft Forms allows you to create and publish quick polls, and in this guide, you'll learn the instructions to use the service.

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

 

Microsoft has a fix for Windows 10's Password Saving issue

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/29/microsoft-has-a-fix-for-windows-10s-password-saving-issue/

 

Facebook Hacked? What You Need to Do NOW!

Facebook account hacks happen. There are steps to take not only to recover your account, but to prevent it from being hacked again.

https://askleo.com/facebook-hacked/

 

After the worst year ever for ransomware, 2021 will be more of the same

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/year-in-review/2020-was-the-worst-year-ever-for-ransomware-2021-will-be-more-of-the-same/

 

Apple’s M1 Processor May Have Sped Up More Than Just Macs

Smooth transition

https://www.lifewire.com/apple-s-m1-processor-may-have-sped-up-more-than-just-macs-5093442

 

FBI: Iran behind pro-Trump ‘enemies of the people’ doxing site

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fbi-iran-behind-pro-trump-enemies-of-the-people-doxing-site/

 

The year of fake news, Covid-19 scams and ransomware

https://blog.avast.com/2020-year-in-review-avast

 

LibreOffice 6.4.7 Now Available for Download

I’ve said it before and I’m going to say it again: LibreOffice is, by all means, the best alternative to Microsoft Office, and its freeware license makes it the go-to productivity suite not only for consumers but also for companies that are looking into ways to reduce licensing costs.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/libreoffice-6-4-7-now-available-for-download-531397.shtml

 

FBI, Europol take down a VPN service aimed at criminals

Above-board VPN operators still have reason to be nervous.

https://www.engadget.com/fbi-europol-shut-down-safe-inet-criminal-vpn-212706715.html

 

Attackers Sending Out Phishing Emails from Universities’ Official .EDU Servers

https://zix.com/resources/blog/december-2020/attackers-sending-out-phishing-emails-universities-official-edu

 

Cybercriminals Steal Millions by Spoofing Thousands of Mobile Devices

https://www.securityweek.com/cybercriminals-steal-millions-spoofing-thousands-mobile-devices

 

12 great apps for your new iPhone in 2020

Put power in your phone

https://www.theverge.com/22187376/best-iphone-apps-2020-apple-ios

 

Ticketmaster To Pay $10 million After Illegally Hacking Rival's Computer System

https://gizmodo.com/ticketmaster-to-pay-10-million-after-illegally-hacking-1845971010

 

How to log out of Gmail

How to log out of Gmail and maintain your security

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/how-to-log-out-gmail

 

How to Use Fleets on Twitter

Here's everything you need to know about Fleets, Twitter's disappearing tweets, and how to use them...

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-use-twitter-fleets/

 

7 essential Android security settings: 2FA, spot shady apps, stop location tracking

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/essential-android-security-settings/704326/

 

How to Turn Off Location Services and Stop Your iPhone Apps From Tracking You

Customizing location settings to protect your privacy can be confusing and complicated for the average user. Here's how to control what Apple and app makers know about your whereabouts.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-turn-off-location-services-on-ios-devices

 

T-Mobile warns customers of second data breach in less than a year

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/t-mobile-data-breach-security-phone-number-hack-2020-172117333.html

 

How to normalize sound volume on Windows 10

Annoyed by loud commercials while watching TV shows online or listen to music at different sound volume levels? Then use this guide to normalize the sound volume on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/normalize-sound-volume-windows-10/

 

Tray Weather is an open source application that displays the current weather status on the system tray

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/29/tray-weather-is-an-open-source-application-that-displays-the-current-weather-status-on-the-system-tray/

 

Can I Tell If Someone Blocked My Texts and Email?

Email and texting usually works, but when it doesn't, there's just no way to tell if someone has blocked you.

https://askleo.com/blocked-texts-and-email/

 

In wake of SolarWinds and Vietnam, more supply chain attacks expected 2021

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cyberattack/in-wake-of-solarwinds-and-vietnam-more-supply-chain-attacks-expected-2021/

 

How to Make Your Number Private on Android

Make a call without displaying your digits

https://www.lifewire.com/make-your-number-private-on-android-5092993

 

SolarWinds releases updated advisory for new SUPERNOVA malware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/solarwinds-releases-updated-advisory-for-new-supernova-malware/

 

The safest tools for staying in touch with older family members this holiday season

https://blog.avast.com/celebrating-holidays-with-older-family-members-avast

 

New Microsoft Edge Update Brings Linux Improvements

Microsoft has just released a new Dev build of Microsoft Edge browser, and this time, there are two new features that are included.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/new-microsoft-edge-update-brings-linux-improvements-531451.shtml

 

Apple is having iCloud activation problems at the worst possible time (updated)

The outage might be due to sheer holiday demand.

https://www.engadget.com/apple-icloud-sign-in-activation-issue-christmas-164539759.html

 

Taking Action Against Hackers in Bangladesh and Vietnam

https://about.fb.com/news/2020/12/taking-action-against-hackers-in-bangladesh-and-vietnam/

 

Investors in breached software firm SolarWinds traded $280 million in stock days before hack was revealed

The timing of the trades raises questions about whether major shareholders used inside information to avoid stark losses after the attack. The company’s share price has plunged roughly 22 percent since its role in the breach was revealed.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/12/15/solarwinds-russia-breach-stock-trades/

 

Boston Dynamics robots take over the dance floor in latest video

Dancing queen machine

https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2020/12/29/22205055/boston-dynamics-robots-spot-atlas-handle-dancing-video

 

Amazon Purchases Podcast Network Wondery

https://gizmodo.com/amazon-purchases-podcast-network-wondery-1845971378

 

How to change your name in Gmail

Feel like a change of ID? Here’s how to change your name in Gmail

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/how-to-change-name-gmail

 

How to Set Up a Raspberry Pi Media Server: 7 Ways

Want to install a Raspberry Pi media server? Here are several ways you can start using your Raspberry Pi as a media server now!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-ways-set-up-raspberry-pi-media-server/

 

4 data back up mistakes you’re probably making

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/common-data-back-up-mistakes/771601/

 

Microsoft: SolarWinds Hackers Viewed Our Source Code

The hackers behind the SolarWinds breach were able to 'view source code in a number of source code repositories,' Microsoft says, though they were not able to change anything.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-solarwinds-hackers-viewed-our-source-code

 

Internet bids a 'bittersweet' farewell to Flash, the web app that everyone used — and hated

https://www.yahoo.com/news/goodbye-flash-application-everybody-used-165827522.html

 

How to enable Periodic scanning on Microsoft Defender Antivirus

Periodic scanning on Microsoft Defender Antivirus helps you to detect and remove malware when using a third-party antivirus, and here's how to use it.

https://pureinfotech.com/malware-protection-periodic-scanning-windows-10/

 

Are you protected against online tracking? The EFF's Cover Your Tracks site has the answer

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/28/are-you-protected-against-online-tracking-the-effs-cover-your-tracks-site-has-the-answer/

 

Are the Free Microsoft Office Alternatives for Windows 10 Any Good?

Depending on how you use your word processing program, you may be able to find a good, free alternative to Word.

https://askleo.com/free-microsoft-office-alternatives/

 

2021 tech predictions: The conceptual gets real

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/year-in-review/2021-tech-predictions-the-conceptual-gets-real/

 

5 Steps to Setting up New Laptops and Tablets

Connect to a network, enter your personal information, and more

https://www.lifewire.com/5-steps-to-set-up-new-laptops-and-tablets-4154474

 

The Week in Ransomware - January 1st 2021 - New Year Edition

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/the-week-in-ransomware-january-1st-2021-new-year-edition/

 

Solarwinds MFA Bypass Attack Pushes Limits

https://blog.knowbe4.com/solarwinds-mfa-bypass-attack-pushes-limits

 

Firefox

The Linux version of one of the most popular and powerful web browser products on the entire Internet, Firefox

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Internet/HTTP-WWW-/Mozilla-Firefox-Stable-20864.shtml

 

How to make the most of your new Apple Watch

The settings you should enable and disable.

https://www.engadget.com/apple-watch-setup-guide-2020-140037235.html

 

Microsoft unleashes ‘Death Star’ on SolarWinds hackers in extraordinary response to breach

https://www.geekwire.com/2020/microsoft-unleashes-death-star-solarwinds-hackers-extraordinary-response-breach/

 

No One Knows How Deep Russia's Hacking Rampage Goes

A supply chain attack against IT company SolarWinds has exposed as many as 18,000 companies to Cozy Bear's attacks.

https://www.wired.com/story/russia-solarwinds-supply-chain-hack-commerce-treasury/

 

The Brexit deal calls for DNA profiles to use a 20-year-old email app

Along with outdated cryptographic standards

https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/29/22204624/brexit-eu-uk-netscape-communicator-4-crytography-email-data-dna-trade-deal

 

Treasury Department Warns of Increase in Covid-19 Vaccine-Related Fraud and Cybercrime

https://gizmodo.com/treasury-department-warns-of-increase-in-covid-19-vacci-1845962633

 

How to block emails in Gmail

It's very easy to block emails in Gmail

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/how-to-block-email-gmail

 

24 Google Docs Templates That Will Make Your Life Easier

These time-saving Google Docs templates will help you finish your documents instead of struggling to put them together.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/24-google-docs-templates-will-make-life-easier/

 

2020 in review: Our top privacy and security tips

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/op-privacy-and-security-tips/771800/

 

9 Steps to Optimize Your Network for VoIP

With COVID-19 keeping people home, most VoIP services have gone from running over a single, central corporate network to potentially dozens of home networks. That means a lot more work for IT. Here's what you need to know.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/9-steps-to-optimize-your-network-for-voip

 

Everything we know about Samsung's Galaxy S21 so far

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s21-s21-plus-s21-ultra-specs-price-release-date-153202220.html

 

How to create local account on Windows 10

Learn the steps to add a new local account on Windows 10 without having to delete or change your current Microsoft account using the Settings app or Command Prompt.

https://pureinfotech.com/create-local-account-windows-10/

 

Lively Wallpaper may be the ultimate wallpaper app for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/27/lively-wallpaper-may-be-the-ultimate-wallpaper-app-for-windows/

 

Why Did My Security Software Not Detect a Virus on My PC?

Even with up-to-date anti-malware tools, you can still fall victim to malware. I'll explain why by comparing your computer to your ... bathroom.

https://askleo.com/security-software-not-detect-a-virus/

 

Account takeovers: Insiders need not be malicious to cause chaos

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/year-in-review/account-takeovers-insiders-need-not-be-malicious-to-cause-chaos/

 

How to Set up a New iPhone

https://www.lifewire.com/set-up-new-iphone-2000125

 

BleepingComputer's most popular tech stories of 2020

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/bleepingcomputers-most-popular-tech-stories-of-2020/

 

[INFOGRAPHIC] 2020 Holiday Phishing Red Flags

https://blog.knowbe4.com/infographic-2020-holiday-phishing-red-flags

 

LibreOffice

An open source office suite that provides a good alternative to commercial office tools on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X platforms

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Office/Office-Suites/LibreOffice-60713.shtml

 

GoDaddy phishing 'test' teased employees with a fake holiday bonus

Those who clicked were told they ‘failed’ the test.

https://www.engadget.com/godaddy-sent-fake-phising-email-promising-holiday-bonus-220756457.html

 

How U.S. agencies' trust in untested software opened the door to hackers

The government doesn’t do much to verify the security of software from private contractors. And that’s how suspected Russian hackers got in.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/12/19/how-federal-hack-happened-448602

 

How to Understand the Russia Hack Fallout

Not all SolarWinds victims are created equal. 

https://www.wired.com/story/russia-solarwinds-hack-targets-fallout/

 

26 great apps for your new 2020 Windows PC

All of the apps you need to get started with Windows

https://www.theverge.com/22179062/windows-pc-apps-zoom-spotify-netflix-whatsapp-instagram-2020

 

How to Enable the Hidden Tap Gesture on iPhone or Android

https://gizmodo.com/how-to-enable-the-hidden-tap-gesture-on-iphone-or-andro-1845953239

 

AirPods Max owners are reporting a major flaw — what you need to know

Moisture and electronics don't mix well

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/users-are-reporting-a-major-flaw-with-apples-dollar550-airpods-max

 

Why You Should Care About the Tracks Left By Your Digital Footprint

You leave a lot of information online without even knowing it. Is this digital footprint a risk to your privacy?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tracks-digital-footprint/

 

3 simple tech resolutions you can actually keep

https://www.komando.com/technology/simple-tech-resolutions/771251/

 

The Best Chromebooks for 2021

Budget-friendly, web-centric Chromebooks can save you money. But is it worth opting for one if you can find a capable Windows 10 laptop for well under $500? Here's what you need to know, along with the best Chromebook models we have tested.

https://www.pcmag.com/picks/the-best-chromebooks?test_uuid=001OQhoHLBxsrrrMgWU3gQF&test_variant=b

 

10 smart tech tricks you’ll wish you knew sooner

https://www.yahoo.com/news/10-smart-tech-tricks-ll-100058565.html

 

More Streaming Remotes Need to Be Battery-Free

https://earther.gizmodo.com/more-streaming-remotes-need-to-be-battery-free-1845964865

 

Four new products: IQaudio is now Raspberry Pi

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/iqaudio-is-now-raspberry-pi/

 

Adafruit guest post: Machine learning add-ons for Raspberry Pi

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/adafruit-guest-post-machine-learning-add-ons-for-raspberry-pi/

 

Why Are There So Many Internet Jerks? Bad Behavior on the Internet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q01Iv4dfnXw&feature=youtu.be&t=46s

 

Why Are There So Many Internet Jerks? Bad Behavior on the Internet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q01Iv4dfnXw&feature=youtu.be&t=46s

 

Is it Safe to Allow Remote Connections to My Machine?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxKrJ9YCGKU&feature=youtu.be&t=0s

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LG Display's transparent OLED puts a screen between you and the sushi chef

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/lg-display-transparent-oled-ces-2021-013947649.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=2_04

 

Vivaldi

The next-generation web browser for power users, based on the powerful Chromium project

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Internet/HTTP-WWW-/Vivaldi-103720.shtml

 

How to set up Microsoft Authenticator password manager on Android

Microsoft Authenticator now lets you securely manage and autofill passwords for apps and websites on Android, and here's how to set up the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/setup-microsoft-authenticator-password-manager-android/

 

Account takeovers: Insiders need not be malicious to cause chaos

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/year-in-review/account-takeovers-insiders-need-not-be-malicious-to-cause-chaos/

 

My Computer Doesn’t Work — What Do I Do?

Folks often ask what might be broken if their computer does nothing, but provide few clues. It's a long list, and I'll look at some possibilities.

https://askleo.com/computer-doesnt-work/

 

Learn the Basics of Color Theory to Know What Looks Good

https://lifehacker.com/learn-the-basics-of-color-theory-to-know-what-looks-goo-1608972072

 

Tips for new tech devices

Tips, tricks, apps and advice for getting the most out of iPhones and iPads, Android devices, Macs, Windows 10 PCs, and Chromebooks.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3153208/tips-for-new-tech-devices.html

 

CrowdStrike releases free Azure security tool after failed hack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/crowdstrike-releases-free-azure-security-tool-after-failed-hack/

 

VMware Flaw a Vector in SolarWinds Breach?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/12/vmware-flaw-a-vector-in-solarwinds-breach/

 

Get a new Mac? Here's what you need to know about setting it up

It might take you a little bit longer, but this is the right way to set up your Mac. Trust me, it's worth it.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/get-a-new-mac-heres-what-you-need-to-know-about-setting-it-up/

 

A Look at Kdenlive – Libre Video Editor for GNU/Linux

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/08/26/a-look-at-kdenlive-libre-video-editor-for-gnu-linux/

 

6 Little Known Places to Download Unique Free Ebooks

Looking for more places to download free ebooks? Let's visit one of the best book forums, a site for old-school pulp fiction, and discover classics.

https://www.makeuseof.com/little-known-places-to-download-free-ebooks/

 

How to Enable or Disable Collections in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/146205-how-enable-disable-collections-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Private browsing online isn’t as anonymous as you think it is

Anyone who can see your internet traffic -- including your school or employer, your internet service provider and government agencies -- can still see your browsing activity.

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/8618bf8d-4502-33cf-a089-c49fa5913632/private-browsing-online-isn%E2%80%99t.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=2_04

 

Is Technology Making Me More Depressed?

https://gizmodo.com/is-technology-making-me-more-depressed-1845955249

 

How to recall email in Gmail

Sent something by mistake? Here's how to recall an email message in Gmail

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/how-to-recall-email-gmail

 

Control Your Smart Home With the Alexa App for Android

Alexa makes your smart home simpler

https://www.lifewire.com/control-smart-home-with-alexa-app-for-android-4177861

 

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SECTION 230

The most important law for online speech

https://www.theverge.com/21273768/section-230-explained-internet-speech-law-definition-guide-free-moderation

 

How To Check Your IPhone For Spyware

https://www.techjunkie.com/check-iphone-spyware/

 

8 Roku pro tips you need to try right now

https://www.komando.com/tv-streaming-reviews/8-roku-pro-tips-you-need-to-try-right-now/695643/

 

The Best Windows Mini PCs for 2021

Some are bare-bones kits. Others are ready to go out of the box, complete with an OS, RAM, and memory installed. Whatever the form, these top Windows micro desktops all deliver surprising features, value, and pep for their size.

https://www.pcmag.com/picks/the-best-windows-mini-pcs?test_uuid=001OQhoHLBxsrrrMgWU3gQF&test_variant=b

 

Dropbox

The official Dropbox client for Linux, designed to let users share and store their files online

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Communications/Filesharing/Dropbox-41209.shtml

 

How to manage windows with PowerToys FancyZones on Windows 10

PowerToys FancyZones tool allows you to manage windows on the screen with complex layouts, and in this guide, you'll learn the steps to use and configure the tool on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/manage-windows-powertoys-fancyzones-windows-10/

 

Can SolarWinds survive? For breached companies it’s a long, painful road to restoring trust

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/solarwinds-hack/can-solarwinds-survive-for-breached-companies-its-a-long-painful-road-to-restoring-trust/

 

Will Using an On-Screen Keyboard Stop Keyloggers?

Using an on-screen keyboard instead of a real keyboard might stop some keyloggers, but there's no guarantee that other techniques aren't also being used.

https://askleo.com/will_using_an_on_screen_keyboard_stop_keyboard_loggers_and_hackers/

 

These Stores Will Box Your Amazon Returns for Free

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-have-kohls-or-ups-box-and-ship-your-amazon-retur-1836693966

 

Windows 10's new optional updates explained

Recent versions of Windows 10 have introduced optional updates to Windows Update. What are they and how should you handle them?

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3601870/windows-10-new-optional-updates-explained.html

 

The SolarWinds cyberattack: The hack, the victims, and what we know

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/the-solarwinds-cyberattack-the-hack-the-victims-and-what-we-know/

 

Malicious Domain in SolarWinds Hack Turned into ‘Killswitch’

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/12/malicious-domain-in-solarwinds-hack-turned-into-killswitch/

 

The best portable power stations to buy this year

Get power wherever you want with a battery-powered portable generator.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-portable-power-stations-to-buy-this-year/

 

Microsoft releases Process Monitor tool Procmon for Linux

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

 

10 YouTube URL Tricks You Should Know About

Love YouTube? You can make it even better with these cool YouTube URL tricks that let you download videos, make GIFs, and more.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-youtube-url-tricks-you-should-know-about/

 

How to Enable or Disable Vertical Tabs in Microsoft Edge Chromium

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

 

Experts who wrestled with SolarWinds hackers say cleanup could take months - or longer

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/experts-wrestled-solarwinds-hackers-cleanup-154919329.html

 

What Windows 10X is Going to Mean for Microsoft Hardware in 2021

https://gizmodo.com/what-windows-10x-is-going-to-mean-for-microsoft-hardwar-1845941903

 

How to mark all as read in Gmail

Get on top of your email by marking all as read in Gmail

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/how-to-mark-all-as-read-gmail

 

How to Create an Apple ID for a Child

Keep your kids' apps and games off of your account

https://www.lifewire.com/create-apple-id-for-a-child-1999120

 

Apple Watch leak offers rare glimpse inside ‘Ultra security program’

Prototype shown running a pre-watchOS 1.0 build

https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/29/22204270/apple-watch-pvt-ultra-security-program-prototype

 

How To Setup A VPN On An IPhone [August 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/vpn-iphone/

 

5 apps to start 2021 on the right foot

https://www.komando.com/downloads/5-essential-apps/771248/

 

The Best External Hard Drives for 2021

Laptop hard drive almost full? Need to back up your photos and videos? Desktop-size and portable platter-based storage has never been cheaper. Let our deep-dive reviews help you track down the right external hard drive.

https://www.pcmag.com/picks/the-best-external-hard-drives?test_uuid=001OQhoHLBxsrrrMgWU3gQF&test_variant=b

 

PsychOS

A GNU/Linux distribution that aims to revive older hardware in a unique way with great software.

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Linux-Distributions/PsychOS-103854.shtml

 

How to install PowerToys on Windows 10

Microsoft's PowerToys app unlocks a lot of productivity enhancements for Windows 10, and here's how to install it.

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

 

Credential phishing attack impersonating USPS targets consumers over the holidays

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/phishing/credential-phishing-attack-impersonating-usps-targets-consumers-over-the-holidays/

 

Will My Old Computer Run Windows 10?

There are several options to extend the life of an older machine, depending on its capabilities.

https://askleo.com/will-my-old-computer-run-windows-10/

 

How to Turn Off 5G on an iPhone 12

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-turn-off-5g-on-an-iphone-12-1845906820

 

Microsoft cheat sheets: Dive into Windows and Office apps

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

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

 

Stealthy Magecart malware mistakenly leaks list of hacked stores

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/stealthy-magecart-malware-mistakenly-leaks-list-of-hacked-stores/

 

SolarWinds Hack Could Affect 18K Customers

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/12/solarwinds-hack-could-affect-18k-customers/

 

Recycling electronics: What to do with your old laptops, phones, cameras and batteries

Spoiler alert: Don't throw them away, even if you upgraded to new devices over the holidays.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/recycling-electronics-what-to-do-with-your-old-laptops-phones-cameras-and-batteries/

 

Adobe displays Flash Player end of life popup on Windows devices

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/30/adobe-displays-flash-player-end-of-life-popup-on-windows-devices/

 

6 Easy Ways to Boost Security in Microsoft Defender and Windows 10

Microsoft Defender is Windows 10 inbuilt security tool. Make it even better with these 6 easy security boosts.

https://www.makeuseof.com/easy-ways-boost-security-microsoft-defender-and-windows-10/

 

DISKPART - How to Partition GPT disk

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/95941-diskpart-how-partition-gpt-disk.html

 

How to change your background on Microsoft Teams before or during a meeting

https://www.yahoo.com/news/change-background-microsoft-teams-during-153824357.html

 

Judge Tosses Apple Lawsuit Against iPhone Emulator in Big Victory for Security Research

https://gizmodo.com/judge-tosses-apple-lawsuit-against-iphone-emulator-in-b-1845967318

 

How to empty trash in Gmail

Free up space by emptying Gmail's trash

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/how-to-empty-trash-gmail

 

Why Cleaning Robots May Not Be Effective Against Coronavirus

Deep clean or cleaning theater?

https://www.lifewire.com/why-cleaning-robots-may-not-be-effective-against-coronavirus-5093426

 

Apple supplier Lens Technology accused of using forced Uighur labor

The firm allegedly used thousands of forced labor workers from the Muslim region of Xinjiang

https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/29/22204920/lens-technology-uighur-forced-labor-xinjiang-amazon-apple-tesla

 

How To Get Your BitLocker Recovery Key

https://www.techjunkie.com/bitlocker-get-recovery-key/

 

Reader question: ‘How do I display photos on my TV?’

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/display-photos-on-your-tv/770164/

 

The Best Cheap SSDs for 2021

Still booting from a hard drive? These budget-minded solid-state drives will give your poky PC a big speed boost.

https://www.pcmag.com/picks/the-best-cheap-ssds?test_uuid=001OQhoHLBxsrrrMgWU3gQF&test_variant=b

 

Android-x86

A free and open source software that allows you to run Android on your personal computer

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Android-x86-53904.shtml

 

How to sync settings across devices on Windows 10

Take control of Windows 10 and sync only the settings you want across devices.

https://pureinfotech.com/manage-sync-settings-windows-10/

 

Financial services industry hit with tens of millions of attacks per day

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/financial-services-industry-hit-with-tens-of-millions-of-attacks-per-day/

 

How to Speed Up Your Older Computer: Five Options

Here are five common options to speed up and extend the life of an older computer.

https://askleo.com/how-to-speed-up-your-older-computer-five-options/

 

How to Set Up Windows 10 on Your PC

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-set-up-your-windows-laptop-from-scratch-1826146907

 

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

 

Europol launches new decryption platform for law enforcement

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/europol-launches-new-decryption-platform-for-law-enforcement/

 

U.S. Treasury, Commerce Depts. Hacked Through SolarWinds Compromise

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/12/u-s-treasury-commerce-depts-hacked-through-solarwinds-compromise/

 

How to set up your new TV: Connections, HDMI cables, picture settings and more

Got a new TV this holiday season? Here's how to make sure it's set up correctly.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-set-up-your-new-tv-connections-hdmi-cables-picture-settings-and-more/

 

PopUpOFF update introduces automatic mode to remove on-screen annoyances

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/30/popupoff-update-introduces-automatic-mode-to-remove-on-screen-annoyances/

 

7 Ways to Make Your iPad Feel More Like a MacBook

Want to turn your iPad into a laptop replacement? Here are 7 key ways to beef up your tablet experience.

https://www.makeuseof.com/make-ipad-feel-more-like-macbook/

 

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

 

The Sunburst hack was massive and devastating – 5 observations from a cybersecurity expert

https://www.yahoo.com/news/sunburst-hack-massive-devastating-5-141719461.html

 

The Most Common iOS 14 Problems and How to Fix Them

https://gizmodo.com/the-most-common-ios-14-problems-and-how-to-fix-them-1845962876

 

How to change your password in Gmail

Worried about being hacked? Here’s how to change your password in Gmail

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/how-to-change-password-gmail

 

How Movies & TV Could Become Your New Audiobooks

https://www.lifewire.com/how-movies-and-tv-could-become-your-new-audiobooks-5093416

 

Adobe Flash rides off into the sunset

It’s the end of the line

https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/31/22208190/adobe-flash-is-dead

 

The Best VPNs For Samsung Phones

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-vpn-samsung-phones/

 

Tech tip: How to choose the right projector to create the perfect home theater

https://www.komando.com/tv-streaming-reviews/how-to-pick-a-projector/771475/

 

The Best M.2 Solid-State Drives for 2021

Solid-state drives have been shrinking, thanks to the "gumstick" M.2 format—and, in some cases, they're getting a lot faster. Here's all you need to know to buy the right M.2 SSD, along with deep-dive reviews of the top PCI Express and Serial ATA drives you can buy today.

https://www.pcmag.com/picks/the-best-m2-solid-state-drives?test_uuid=001OQhoHLBxsrrrMgWU3gQF&test_variant=b

 

Opera

Surf the Internet in a safer, faster and easier way with the Opera browser for Linux

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Internet/HTTP-WWW-/Opera-271.shtml

 

Toyota's Robocars Will Wash Themselves Because We Can't Be Trusted

https://jalopnik.com/toyotas-robocars-will-wash-themselves-because-we-cant-b-1845961113

 

How to Fly Your Drone Safely and Legally

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-fly-your-drone-legally-and-safely-1766635303

 

Can I Trust Browser Extensions? Extension Permissions and Who to Trust

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpdgxUJsGv0&feature=youtu.be&t=0s

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Don’t Fall for Social Media ‘Like Farming’ Scams

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/don-t-fall-for-social-media-like-farming-scams-1845941776

 

Covid relief bill to make illegal streaming a felony with up to 10-year prison sentence, in landmark victory for Hollywood studios

https://www.yahoo.com/news/covid-relief-bill-illegal-streaming-233433268.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/

 

Why Doesn’t My New, Empty Hard Drive Show All the Advertised Space?

Terms used to measure disk space can be ambiguous. As a result, a megabyte to you might not be the same as a megabyte to your computer.

https://askleo.com/why_doesnt_my_new_empty_hard_drive_show_all_the_advertised_space/

 

Homeland Security: Chinese business dealings a ‘grave threat’ to data security

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/apts-cyberespionage/homeland-security-chinese-business-dealings-a-grave-threat-to-data-security/

 

Google extends Chrome support for Windows 7 until January 15, 2022

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/21/google-extends-chrome-support-for-windows-7-until-january-15-2022/

 

How to Troubleshoot a Router

https://www.maketecheasier.com/troubleshoot-a-router/

 

How to Enable Google Assistant in Android's Chrome Browser

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-enable-google-assistant-in-androids-chrome-brows-1845942274

 

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

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

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

 

Network partitioning anti-tracking feature in browsers explained

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/network-partitioning-anti-tracking-feature-in-browsers-explained

 

Automatic forwarding in free Yahoo Mail to be discontinued

https://www.tenforums.com/windows-10-news/167718-automatic-forwarding-free-yahoo-mail-discontinued.html

 

Law Enforcement Disrupts VPN Services Enabling Cybercrime

The United States and international partners shut down three bulletproof hosting services used to facilitate criminal activity.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/law-enforcement-disrupts-vpn-services-enabling-cybercrime/d/d-id/1339783

 

Bluestar Linux Desktop

A fast Arch Linux based operating system with up-to-date applications and kernel

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Bluestar-Linux-102409.shtml

 

Apple’s Here to Teach You How to Protect Your Privacy

Apple really does care about your privacy—and it’s driving Facebook crazy

https://www.lifewire.com/apples-here-to-teach-you-how-to-protect-your-privacy-5093279

 

FBI warns of ongoing COVID-19 vaccine related fraud schemes

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fbi-warns-of-ongoing-covid-19-vaccine-related-fraud-schemes/

 

LG’s new ‘QNED’ TVs will have up to nearly 30,000 tiny LEDs behind the screen

The leading OLED TV maker is moving to Mini LED for its premium LCD sets

https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/28/22203910/lg-qned-mini-led-4k-8k-lcd-tv-announced-ces-2021

 

How to archive email in Gmail

Archiving email messages and threads in Gmail is essential to having a tidy inbox

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/how-to-archive-email-gmail

 

How to Use Zoom Like an Expert

Just getting started with Zoom? We'll explain how to create or join a meeting and take advantage of expert features.

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-use-zoom/

 

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

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

 

Apps to Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Whether you want to get fit, save money, or find a new job, these apps will help you stay on track and make sure you don't abandon your New Year's resolutions.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/apps-to-help-you-keep-your-new-years-resolutions

 

SolarWinds Adviser Warned of Lax Security Years Before Hack

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/solarwinds-adviser-warned-lax-security-160133616.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/

 

What’s a NAS? How Do I Set One Up?

NAS, for Network Attached Storage, is a device that provides shared disk space on your network. You may already have one.

https://askleo.com/whats-a-nas/

 

The SolarWinds hack, and the danger of arrogance

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/editorial/the-solarwinds-hack-and-the-danger-of-arrogance/

 

Control Internet traffic on your Windows device with NetLimiter

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/23/control-internet-traffic-on-your-windows-device-with-netlimiter/

 

How to Install Software Updates on Your HomePod and HomePod Mini

https://www.maketecheasier.com/smart-home/install-software-updates-homepod/

 

These 19 Devices Will Lose T-Mobile Network Support Next Month

https://lifehacker.com/these-19-devices-will-lose-t-mobile-network-support-nex-1845941378

 

Got a new Roku this holiday season? Here's how to set it up

Time to put that new streaming gift to use.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/got-a-new-roku-this-holiday-season-heres-how-to-set-it-up/

 

Enable or Disable Adjust for Daylight Saving Time in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-or-disable-adjust-for-daylight-saving-time

 

How to Enable or Disable Startup Boost in Microsoft Edge Chromium

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

 

NSA, CISA Warn of Attacks on Federated Authentication

While incident responders focus on attacks using SolarWinds Orion, government cyber defenders highlight other methods likely being used as well.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/advanced-threats/nsa-cisa-warn-of-attacks-on-federated-authentication/d/d-id/1339776

 

EasyNAS

Make storage easy with this openSUSE-based distribution of Linux that deploys a NAS server

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Linux-Distributions/EasyNAS-103427.shtml

 

Your Smartphone Camera Could Diagnose COVID

Gene editing tech goes mobile

https://www.lifewire.com/your-smartphone-camera-could-diagnose-covid-5092750

 

Microsoft fixes Windows 10 chkdsk bug causing boot failures

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-fixes-windows-10-chkdsk-bug-causing-boot-failures/

 

Your car may be recording more data than you know

Information from vehicles has been used to solve crimes, and for more nefarious purposes

https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/28/22203587/car-recorded-data-investigation-stalking-privacy-concerns

 

How to use Gmail — essential tips and tricks

Not everything about Gmail is so easy. Here's how to get through the tough parts

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/how-to-use-gmail-tips-and-tricks

 

The 10 Best International E-Commerce Sites for Stuff You Can't Find on eBay and Amazon

If the item that you want is not available online in the US, which other sites do you go to? These shopping sites ship to the U.S too.

https://www.makeuseof.com/best-international-e-commerce-sites/

 

New law could save you money on your cable and internet bills

https://www.komando.com/tv-streaming/transparent-cable-and-internet-fees/770459/

 

How to Switch From an Android Phone to iPhone

Are you done with Android? Here's how to make the switch from Android to iPhone as smooth as possible.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-switch-from-an-android-phone-to-iphone

 

How to take a screenshot on Windows 10 computers in several different ways

https://www.yahoo.com/news/screenshot-windows-10-computers-several-173300385.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/

 

Is It Safe to Leave a Flash Drive Plugged In All the Time?

Leaving a flash drive or USB thumb drive plugged in all the time runs a small risk of prematurely wearing it out. We'll look at why, and what to do.

https://askleo.com/flash-drive-plugged-in/

 

Backups are a tool – not a silver bullet – in the fight against ransomware

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/backups-are-a-tool-not-a-silver-bullet-in-the-fight-against-ransomware/

 

Are you protected against online tracking? The EFF's Cover Your Tracks site has the answer

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/28/are-you-protected-against-online-tracking-the-effs-cover-your-tracks-site-has-the-answer/

 

Rock Space AC2100 Wi-Fi Range Extender Review

A simple, yet highly effective way to get rid of Wi-Fi dead spots in your home.

https://www.maketecheasier.com/review/rock-space-wi-fi-range-extender-review/

 

Ward Off Security Risks With Apple's New Security and Privacy Guide

https://lifehacker.com/ward-off-security-risks-with-apples-new-security-and-pr-1845935513

 

Check out these Android 11 features you have to try right now

Android 11 is full of new tricks. We'll walk you through how to use the best ones on your phone -- if you have the update, that is.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/check-out-these-android-11-features-you-have-to-try-right-now/

 

What is the difference between Key Repeat rate and Repeat delay

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/difference-between-key-repeat-rate-and-repeat-delay

 

How to Enable Windows Sandbox Feature in Windows 10 Home Edition

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/131437-enable-windows-sandbox-feature-windows-10-home-edition.html

 

We Have a National Cybersecurity Emergency -- Here's How We Can Respond

Let's prioritize bipartisan strategic actions that can ensure our national security and strengthen the economy. Here are five ideas for how to do that.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/we-have-a-national-cybersecurity-emergency----heres-how-we-can-respond/a/d-id/1339766

 

Tails OS

An open source live Linux operating system focused on Internet privacy and anonymity

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Tails-27487.shtml

 

Why Google’s New App Is A Gamechanger For Speech Therapy Patients

Eye-gaze communication in the palm of your hand

https://www.lifewire.com/why-googles-new-app-is-a-gamechanger-for-speech-therapy-patients-5091760

 

Windows 10 updates cause CorsairVBusDriver BSOD crash loop

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-updates-cause-corsairvbusdriver-bsod-crash-loop/

 

12 great apps for your new iPhone in 2020

Put power in your phone

https://www.theverge.com/22187376/best-iphone-apps-2020-apple-ios

 

How to secure your Wi-Fi

Here's how to keep your Wi-Fi network safe

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/secure-wifi

 

The 7 Best Wireless File Transfer Apps on Linux

Need to transfer your files over Wi-Fi on Linux? Here are several methods you can use.

https://www.makeuseof.com/wireless-file-transfer-apps-linux/

 

5 hidden spy cameras that could be watching you

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/5-hidden-spy-cameras-that-could-be-watching-you/737256/

 

How to Switch From an iPhone to an Android Phone

Ready to ditch your iPhone? Here's how to make the change from Apple's iOS to Google's Android ecosystem.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-switch-from-an-iphone-to-an-android-phone

 

iPhone 'Zero Click' Vulnerability Exploited By Infamous NSO Group To Hack 3 Dozen Al Jazeera Journalists, Researchers Say

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/iphone-zero-click-vulnerability-exploited-081742023.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/

 

What’s the Difference Between a Hub, a Switch, and a Router?

Hubs, switches, and routers are all computer networking devices with varying capabilities. Unfortunately, the terms are often misused.

https://askleo.com/whats_the_difference_between_a_hub_a_switch_and_a_router/

 

Breach alerts dismissed as junk? New guide for sending vital emails may help

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/email-security/breach-alerts-dismissed-as-junk-new-guide-for-sending-vital-emails-may-help/

 

CapsLock Indicator displays a notification when Caps Lock, Num Lock and Scroll Lock are toggled

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/27/capslock-indicator-displays-a-notification-when-caps-lock-num-lock-and-scroll-lock-are-toggled/

 

How to Print from Your Chromebook

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-to-print-from-chromebook/

 

How to Fix Windows 10's PC-Breaking 'chkdsk' Bug

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-fix-windows-10s-pc-breaking-chkdsk-bug-1845933967

Also reference: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-fixes-windows-10-chkdsk-bug-causing-boot-failures/

 

10 hidden iPhone features we discovered after installing iOS 14

Some of the best features on any device are the hidden features.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/10-hidden-iphone-12-features-we-discovered-after-installing-ios-14-apple-operating-system/

 

NVIDIA Low Latency Mode not showing up on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/nvidia-low-latency-mode-not-showing-up

 

How to Disable Touchpad when Mouse is Connected in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/111633-disable-touchpad-when-mouse-connected-windows-10-a.html

 

FBI Warns of DoppelPaymer Attacks on Critical Infrastructure

The operators behind DoppelPaymer have begun calling victims to pressure them into paying ransom, officials say.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/fbi-warns-of-doppelpaymer-attacks-on-critical-infrastructure/d/d-id/1339770

 

Microsoft Actually Helped Bring Windows 10 to Apple Silicon

Apple launched its custom-built ARM-based M1 chip last month, and now the dev community out there is working around the clock on bringing their apps to the platform.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-actually-helped-bring-windows-10-to-apple-silicon-531826.shtml

 

How Social Media Sees Audio as the Next Big Thing

Are you listening?

https://www.lifewire.com/social-media-s-eyeing-audio-as-the-next-big-thing-5093299

 

Microsoft confirms breach in SolarWinds hack, denies infecting others

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-confirms-breach-in-solarwinds-hack-denies-infecting-others/

 

Apple iCloud sign-in and activation issue appears resolved after nearly 36 hours

The problem began just before 5AM ET on Christmas morning

https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/26/22200371/apple-icloud-sign-activation-down-support-iphone-home-pod

 

China reportedly spying on 'tens of thousands' of Americans via cellphones

Caribbean phone companies allegedly accessed by Beijing's spies

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/china-us-ss7-phone-surveillance

 

3 Signs Your Hard Drive Is Failing (And What to Do)

Is your hard drive going bad? Here are some simple ways to check whether your hard drive is failing (and how to save or recover your data when it is).

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-signs-hard-drive-lifetime/

 

How to stop your phone from tracking you: Settings to change right now

https://www.komando.com/video/komando-picks/stop-your-phone-from-tracking-you/706765/

 

How to Make Sure iCloud Is Backing Up, Syncing Your Data

If you've felt the pain of losing all the photos, videos, and documents saved on your iPhone, or want to avoid it, iCloud is your friend. Here's how to make sure everything's set up and syncing.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-make-sure-icloud-is-backing-up-syncing-your-data

 

Suspected Russian hackers used Microsoft vendors to breach customers

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/solarwinds-releases-flagship-software-hack-140320602.html

 

Best portable tire inflators in 2021

Having air on-demand can save you from a trip to the gas station or a hefty roadside assistance fee.

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/best-portable-tire-inflator-for-your-car-in-2021/

 

How To Back Up Before a Windows 10 Upgrade? What, When, Why, and How

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I8k-eiqi6g&feature=youtu.be&t=0s

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 Audeze LCD-1 planar-magnetic headphone review: The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth

This headphone has a wonderfully transparent, precise, neutral sound that reveals everything in a recording, and for a much lower price than most planar-magnetic cans.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3602212/audeze-lcd-1-planar-magnetic-headphone-review.html

 

Adobe Flash is expiring soon. Here's how to make your computer safe

https://www.yahoo.com/news/adobe-flash-expiring-soon-heres-080206898.html

 

Basic Computer Security: How to Protect Yourself from Viruses, Hackers, and Thieves

https://www.howtogeek.com/173478/10-important-computer-security-practices-you-should-follow/

 

How to enable NVIDIA Low Latency Mode on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-nvidia-low-latency-mode-on-windows-10

 

Migrating to standalone networks won’t secure 5G

https://www.scmagazine.com/endpoint-security/migrating-to-stand-alone-networks-alone-wont-secure-5g/

 

How to sum numbers in LibreOffice Calc automatically

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/26/how-to-sum-numbers-in-libreoffice-calc-automatically/

 

How to Use Zoom on Chromebook

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-to-use-zoom-on-chromebook/

 

Can I Tell If Someone Blocked My Texts and Email?

Email and texting usually works, but when it doesn't, there's just no way to tell if someone has blocked you.

https://askleo.com/blocked-texts-and-email/

 

6 ways tech can combat loneliness and boost mental health during the holidays

Virtual reality, online support groups, and meditation apps can ease the stress of pandemic lockdowns and help you connect with other people.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/6-ways-tech-can-combat-loneliness-and-boost-mental-health-during-the-holidays/

 

Android 11 tips: The 8 new features to explore first

From new playback controls to a screen recorder to dark mode scheduling, Android 11 has some improvements worth checking out.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3601725/android-11-tips-the-8-new-features-to-explore-first.html

 

How to Enable or Disable Password Monitor in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/159438-how-enable-disable-password-monitor-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Why the Russian hack is so significant, and why it's close to a worst-case scenario

Experts say it's potentially the largest spying operation against the U.S. in history — and it ran without being noticed for nine months.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/why-russian-hack-so-significant-why-it-s-close-worst-n1252131

 

New SUPERNOVA backdoor found in SolarWinds cyberattack analysis

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-supernova-backdoor-found-in-solarwinds-cyberattack-analysis/

 

How to set up that new Windows 10 PC you received this holiday

If you have a new Windows 10 PC this holiday season, you can use these steps to set it up properly.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-set-new-windows-10-pc-you-received-holiday

 

Microsoft Announces Major Skype Update with Together Mode

Microsoft has just released a new Skype version, and this time the company has introduced several major new features, including the popular Together Mode.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-announces-major-skype-update-with-together-mode-531787.shtml

 

3D printed LED vase

https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/articles/3d-printed-led-vase

 

How to get a Sling TV free trial

A Sling TV free trial lets you time to kick the tires on the streaming service

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/sling-tv-free-trial,news-24687.html

 

Go read this Wall Street Journal report on Amazon’s obsession with cloning and crushing its rivals

An excellent look at how Amazon gained and maintains its market power

https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/22/22195719/amazon-antitrust-wsj-investigation-competition-marketplace-sellers

 

The 6 Best Mac Cleaning and Optimization Apps

You should keep your Mac computer clean and free of junk files to get the best out of it. This is the review of the best cleanup tools you can use.

https://www.makeuseof.com/best-mac-cleaning-optimization-apps/

 

Your car is watching: Here’s what your vehicle knows about you

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/what-your-vehicle-knows-about-you/771471/

 

What Is C-Band, and What Does It Mean for the Future of 5G?

For 5G to offer an experience that's noticeably better than 4G, it needs broad, dedicated channels, ideally 50MHz or wider. Enter C-Band, the frequency that may save 5G in the US.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/what-is-c-band

 

Microsoft's Reported Plans to Design Its Own CPUs: 5 Thoughts

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/469be698-5eaf-3203-911e-843e3911c9dd/microsoft-s-reported-plans-to.html

 

Why You Should Update All Your Software

https://www.howtogeek.com/686687/why-you-should-update-all-your-software/

 

Zoom buying out Dropbox, launching email service to rival Gmail, Outlook?

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/zoom-buying-out-dropbox-launching-email-service-to-rival-gmail-outlook-104601/

 

Institute for Security and Technology launches multisector ransomware task force

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/institute-for-security-and-technology-launches-multisector-ransomware-task-force/

 

Google is testing larger cache sizes in Chrome to reduce cache partioning impact

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/25/google-is-testing-larger-cache-sizes-in-chrome-to-reduce-cache-partioning-impact/

 

How to Find Out the Remaining Storage Space on Chromebook

https://www.maketecheasier.com/find-remaining-storage-space-chromebook/

 

A One-step Way to Lose Your Account Forever

I see people lose access to their most important accounts all the time. It's often their own fault that they can't regain access.

https://askleo.com/a-one-step-way-to-lose-your-account-forever/

 

6 ways tech can combat loneliness and boost mental health during the holidays

Virtual reality, online support groups, and meditation apps can ease the stress of pandemic lockdowns and help you connect with other people.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/6-ways-tech-can-combat-loneliness-and-boost-mental-health-during-the-holidays/

 

Software worth paying for: 10 programs you won't regret buying

Sure, you can stock your PC with some excellent freebies, but this software is worth paying for.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3542702/software-worth-paying-for-10-programs-you-wont-regret-buying.html

 

How to Set Up Windows Backup in Windows 10

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

 

Suspected Russian hacking campaign hit over 40 organizations, Microsoft says

Eighty percent were in the U.S., but there were also victims in other countries, including Canada, Israel and the U.K.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/suspected-russian-hacking-campaign-hit-over-40-organizations-microsoft-says-n1251645

 

SolarWinds hackers breach US nuclear weapons agency

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/solarwinds-hackers-breach-us-nuclear-weapons-agency/

 

Comfort games helped me cope with the madness of 2020

Coping with safe, familiar games.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-comfort-games-have-gotten-me-through-2020

 

Microsoft Announces a Welcome Microsoft Editor Update

Microsoft Editor is Redmond’s big bet against the growth of solutions like Grammarly, and in the last months, the company has tried to improve it even further as part of the Office productivity suite.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-announces-a-welcome-microsoft-editor-update-531824.shtml

 

Functional 3D printing, jigs, and tools

https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/articles/functional-3d-printing-jigs-and-tools

 

Apocalypse deferred: These Android devices will no longer go offline next fall

Loose standards both created and solved the problem

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/android-cert-mess-averted

 

Facebook offered to license its network and code to avoid antitrust action

But regulators said no

https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/22/22195259/facebook-code-license-ftc-antitrust-google-deal-sandberg

 

7 Quick and Easy Ways to Restore Missing Windows Features

Learn how to restore your missing Windows features without any stress or worry.

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-restore-missing-windows-features/

 

5 annoying Alexa and Amazon Echo settings you can change

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/annoying-alexa-settings-to-change/770139/

 

New FAA Drone Rules Require Operators to Broadcast Their Location

Pilots can also fly small drones over people and at night (under certain conditions).

https://www.pcmag.com/news/new-faa-drone-rules-require-operators-to-broadcast-their-location

 

Zoom will officially support Apple's M1 Macs on December 21st

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/zoom-apple-silicon-m1-mac-support-222520881.html

 

Watch Out: 99.9 Percent of Hacked Microsoft Accounts Don’t Use 2FA

https://www.howtogeek.com/681419/watch-out-99.9-of-hacked-microsoft-accounts-dont-use-2fa/

 

Now easily turn your old PC into new Chromebook, thanks to Google

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/now-easily-turn-your-old-pc-into-new-chromebook-thanks-to-google-104538/

 

Security experts warn of long-term risk tied to Energy Department breach

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/government/security-experts-warn-of-long-term-risk-tied-to-energy-department-breach/

 

How to enable the better PDF Viewer in Google Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/24/how-to-enable-the-better-pdf-viewer-in-google-chrome/

 

How to Run Chromium OS on Your Laptop with ChromX

https://www.maketecheasier.com/run-chromium-os-on-laptop-with-chromx/

 

The First Eight Things to Do with Your New Computer

The steps you should take right after unboxing your new computer to save time, frustration, effort, and data loss later.

https://askleo.com/the_first_eight_things_to_do_with_your_new_computer/

 

Android security: The last piece of advice you'll need for 2020

Jack Wallen takes one more opportunity to remind Android device owners to use those phones with a great deal of caution; otherwise, they could become victims of malware.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/android-security-the-last-piece-of-advice-youll-need-for-2020/

 

How to find out if your laptop can take an SSD

Give your old laptop a big performance boost.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3601683/how-to-find-out-if-your-laptop-can-take-an-ssd.html

 

How to Check a Drive for Errors in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/40734-drive-error-checking-windows-10-a.html

 

Insecure wheels: Police turn to car data to destroy suspects' alibis

Looser privacy standards for vehicle data are a treasure chest of data for law enforcement.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/snitches-wheels-police-turn-car-data-destroy-suspects-alibis-n1251939

 

Bouncy Castle crypto authentication bypass vulnerability revealed

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/bouncy-castle-crypto-authentication-bypass-vulnerability-revealed/

 

Microsoft Editor for Windows gets the simplified look of its web counterpart

Microsoft Editor for Windows is now easier to navigate.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-editor-windows-gets-simplified-look-its-web-counterpart

 

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

 

3D printed bike

https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/articles/3d-printed-bike

 

Department of Homeland Security: China using TCL TVs to spy on Americans

DHS head says agency looking into TV 'backdoors'

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/tcl-wolf-dhs-china-bashing

 

New ‘felony streaming’ measure is aimed at piracy services, not Twitch streamers

But that doesn’t mean all copyright changes are harmless

https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/22/22195658/felony-streaming-tillis-youtube-twitch-content-creator-copyright-dmca

 

Defeat Planned Obsolescence and Embrace the Right to Repair

Planned obsolescence means hardware doesn't last as long as it should. In this week's show we look at how to claim your right to repair.

https://www.makeuseof.com/planned-obsolescence-right-to-repair/

 

Don’t fall for this fake Amazon gift card offer

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/amazon-gift-card-scam/771279/

 

PSA: WhatsApp May No Longer Work on Older Devices on January 1

The popular messaging app may cease to function on devices running older firmware once 2021 arrives.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/psa-whatsapp-may-no-longer-work-on-older-devices-on-january-1

 

More than 1,000 shoppers swear by this laptop that’s less than $200 right now

https://www.yahoo.com/news/more-1-000-shoppers-swear-182811706.html

 

How to Scan with Microsoft Defender Antivirus on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/679263/how-to-scan-with-microsoft-defender-antivirus-on-windows-10/

 

Unbelievable! This is why Google services did not work for 45 minutes on December 14

Google services took everyone by utter surprise when most of them stopped working on the 14 of December. Services like Gmail, YouTube, Google Meet, etc, suffered disruption.

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/why-google-service-did-not-work-for-45-minutes-104501/

 

Does SolarWinds change the rules? The timing may matter

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/solarwinds-hack/does-solarwinds-change-the-rules-the-timing-may-matter/

 

First bits of Google's Privacy Sandbox land in Chromium, designed to eliminate third-party cookies

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/22/first-bits-of-googles-privacy-sandbox-land-in-chromium-designed-to-eliminate-third-party-cookies/

 

How to Run Chromium OS in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/run-chromium-os-in-windows-10/

 

A Recent Update Prevents Me from Booting. How Do I Fix It?

Recovery from an unbootable machine isn't as daunting as it sounds... with a little preparation.

https://askleo.com/update-prevents-booting/

 

69 Excel tips every user should master

Whether you are a Microsoft Excel beginner or an advanced user, you'll benefit from these step-by-step tutorials.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/excel-tips-every-user-should-master/

 

The best free software for your PC

Start off right with solid security tools, productivity software, and other programs that every PC needs.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2082305/best-free-software-for-pc.html#slide1

 

How to Clean Up Component Store (WinSxS folder) in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/82643-clean-up-component-store-winsxs-folder-windows-10-a.html

 

Zoomification of society: Tech's influence (and necessity) was impossible to ignore in 2020

After a pandemic year that pushed more of life online, the idea of spending even more time on the internet doesn't sound so crazy anymore.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/zoomification-society-tech-s-influence-necessity-was-impossible-ignore-2020-n1252080

 

US think tank breached three times in a row by SolarWinds hackers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-think-tank-breached-three-times-in-a-row-by-solarwinds-hackers/

 

Best Microphones for Streamers 2020

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-microphones-streamers

 

Smart Defrag (if you still have a spinning hard drive)

Keep your hard disk running at peak performance, defragment the selected partitions and optimize as well as to protect your system

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

 

Restoring old tools

https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/articles/restoring-old-tools

 

The Best Cheap VPN in 2021

The bets cheap VPN offers security, streaming, and usability

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

 

26 great apps for your new 2020 Windows PC

All of the apps you need to get started with Windows

https://www.theverge.com/22179062/windows-pc-apps-zoom-spotify-netflix-whatsapp-instagram-2020

 

Researchers Find an Irreparable Security Flaw Affecting Millions of Smart Home Devices

Everything from smart home devices to industrial tech could be affected.

https://www.makeuseof.com/researchers-find-irreparable-security-flaw-affecting-millions/

 

Cable TV and internet price hikes coming in 2021 – check the list

https://www.komando.com/tv-streaming/cable-and-internet-price-hikes/771203/

 

Microsoft Edge's Latest Update Gives the Toolbar a Facelift

Microsoft Edge Is rolling out an update to its toolbar that offers a pop-up menu for users to better organize their collections and bookmarks in one place.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-edges-latest-update-gives-the-toolbar-a-facelift

 

You should never use a free VPN. Here's why.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/never-free-vpn-heres-why-140000695.html

 

6 fast fixes for common Google Drive problems

Eliminate annoyances and say sayonara to storage struggles with these easy-to-implement, expert-approved solutions.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3601127/6-fast-fixes-for-common-google-drive-problems.html

 

What Backup Program Should I Use? A Recommended Approach

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOu0LYt4uiI&feature=youtu.be&t=0s

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 National Grid sees machine learning as the brains behind the utility business of the future

https://techcrunch.com/2020/12/24/national-grid-sees-machine-learning-as-the-brains-behind-the-utility-business-of-the-future/

 

Zoom is considering expanding to email, messaging, calendar to compete with productivity platforms giants like Google and Microsoft, according to new report

https://news.yahoo.com/zoom-considering-expanding-email-messaging-190246593.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=2_04

 

How to Scan a File or Folder for Malware with Microsoft Defender on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/679256/how-to-scan-a-file-or-folder-for-malware-with-microsoft-defender-on-windows-10/

 

Microsoft Teams bug means you may be missing messages

Some notifications aren't showing up for Microsoft Teams, but Microsoft is working on a fix.

https://www.windowscentral.com/some-microsoft-teams-notifications-arent-working-right-now-microsoft-working-fix

 

Running ChkDsk on Windows 10 20H2 may damage the file system and cause Blue Screens

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/19/running-chkdsk-on-windows-10-20h2-may-damage-the-file-system-and-cause-blue-screens/

 

Can I Trust Browser Extensions?

Some web browser extensions are trustworthy and very valuable; others, not so much. The trick is knowing the difference. Start by being skeptical.

https://askleo.com/trust-browser-extensions/

 

How to Find a File in Linux Using the Find Command

https://www.maketecheasier.com/find-a-file-in-linux/

 

CISA: Hackers breached US govt using more than SolarWinds backdoor

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/cisa-hackers-breached-us-govt-using-more-than-solarwinds-backdoor/

 

How to address security fatigue and stop cybercriminals from winning

Security fatigue and negative social influences give digital bad guys the advantage. Experts offer tips on how to solve this cybersecurity issue.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-address-security-fatigue-and-stop-cybercriminals-from-winning/

 

How to Turn On or Off Two-step Verification for your Microsoft Account

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5299-turn-off-microsoft-account-two-step-verification.html

 

AutoPause for Firefox

A simple add-on for your Firefox browser that can automatically pause background playback if audio is playing in the current tab

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

 

How to set up Microsoft Autofill password manager on Google Chrome

Microsoft brings its password manager to Google Chrome with the Microsoft Autofill extension, and here's how to set up and use it.

https://pureinfotech.com/setup-microsoft-autofill-password-manager-google-chrome/

 

Set up OpenStack on a Raspberry Pi cluster

Since Arm processors are "first-class citizens" in OpenStack, and Raspberry Pis are built on Arm, why not combine them?

https://opensource.com/article/20/12/openstack-raspberry-pi?sc_cid=7013a0000026Hq9AAE

 

Doctors blame right-wing media for eroding trust during pandemic

Demoralized physicians say patients are being infected by Covid-19 conspiracy theories.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/all/doctors-blame-right-wing-media-eroding-trust-during-pandemic-n1251221

 

Are Macs really more secure than Windows PCs?

The days of Mac security superiority are long gone

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/mac-vs-windows-security

 

Apple iCloud sign-in and activation issue appears resolved after nearly 36 hours

The problem began just before 5AM ET on Christmas morning

https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/26/22200371/apple-icloud-sign-activation-down-support-iphone-home-pod

 

Easy tips for cleaning up your Mac

Is your Mac a mess? Here are some easy ways to clean out your Mac's storage and cluttered desktop.

https://www.macworld.com/article/2030221/easy-tips-for-cleaning-up-your-mac.html

 

SolarWinds hackers also targeted security firm CrowdStrike

The attempt was unsuccessful, but suggests the hackers cast a wide net.

https://www.engadget.com/solarwinds-hackers-targeted-crowdstrike-202000735.html

 

4 essential ways to keep hackers out of your smart home security cameras

https://www.komando.com/privacy/keep-hackers-out-of-your-security-cameras/704338/

 

How to Use iCloud Online

Do you want to access your iPhone’s photos or other files on your PC? Have you lost your phone? You can check out iCloud.com for files that have been backed up from your Apple devices.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-use-icloud-online

 

Some iPhone owners are running into an issue that causes a lag when typing

https://www.yahoo.com/news/iphone-owners-running-issue-causes-175437741.html

 

How to Always Start Microsoft Edge in InPrivate Browsing Mode on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/677089/how-to-always-start-microsoft-edge-in-inprivate-browsing-mode-on-windows-10/

 

Microsoft Flight Simulator now supports virtual reality

You can now dive into Microsoft Flight Simulator within virtual reality.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-flight-simulator-now-supports-virtual-reality

 

Save the title and URL of your tabs in different formats with the CopyTabTitleUrl extension for Firefox and Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/23/save-the-title-and-url-of-your-tabs-in-different-formats-with-the-copytabtitleurl-extension-for-firefox-and-chrome/

 

Is it Safe to Allow Remote Access?

It can be safe to allow remote access, but it requires absolute trust. The risks are significant, especially since scammers have become involved.

https://askleo.com/allow-remote-access/

 

How to Clear Cache Easily on Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/clear-android-cache/

 

Iranian nation-state hackers linked to Pay2Key ransomware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/iranian-nation-state-hackers-linked-to-pay2key-ransomware/

 

UK lawmakers propose law banning retail bots after PS5 fiasco

The legislation would both ban the resale of goods acquired using bots and the resale of tech products above the manufacturers' price.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/uk-lawmakers-propose-law-banning-retail-bots-after-ps5-fiasco/

 

How to Manage Windows Backup Disk Space in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/75607-manage-space-windows-backup-windows-10-a.html

 

WifiInfoView

This is a reliable and versatile utility whose main purpose is to display information about wireless networks such as MAC address and signal quality

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Network-Tools/Misc-Networking-Tools/WifiInfoView.shtml

 

How to uninstall Snipping Tool app on Windows 10

Windows 10 now allows you to uninstall the legacy Snipping Tool app, and here are the steps to complete the task.

https://pureinfotech.com/uninstall-snipping-tool-windows-10/

 

Unboxing the Raspberry Pi 400

The latest Raspberry Pi bundles the microcomputer inside a keyboard for ease of use, portability, and performance.

https://opensource.com/article/20/11/raspberry-pi-400?sc_cid=7013a0000026Hq9AAE

 

Energy Department says it was hacked in suspected Russian campaign

The massive breach has left the U.S. government scrambling to find out what was infected and how much information was stolen.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/department-energy-says-it-was-hacked-suspected-russian-campaign-n1251630

 

iPhone 12 tips: 10 features you should enable and disable right away

Got an iPhone 12? Here are the features you should try out first

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-12-tips-10-features-you-should-enable-and-disable-right-away

 

The ACLU is suing for more information about the FBI’s phone-hacking lab

What happens in the FBI’s Electronic Device Analysis Unit?

https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/23/22197076/aclu-fbi-iphone-encryption-security-electronic-device-analysis-unit-edau

 

What’s the latest version of macOS you can run on your Mac?

You may be stymied by trying to update with an installer past your machine’s capabilities.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3601116/whats-the-latest-version-of-macos-you-can-run-on-your-mac.html

 

Deepfake Queen Elizabeth II will deliver 'alternative' Christmas message (updated)

The stunt is meant to highlight the dangers of fake news.

https://www.engadget.com/queen-elizabeth-ii-deepfake-christmas-channel-4-173301795.html

 

Tech tip: How to record and send audio messages

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/record-and-send-audio-messages/770878/

 

How to Send Large Files Over the Internet

Trying to figure out how to transfer large files online? Gmail has a 25MB limit, but don't worry; there are plenty of ways to send big files over the internet.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-send-large-files-over-the-internet

 

How to get VLC on a Roku device by mirroring the media player in 2 different ways

https://www.yahoo.com/news/vlc-roku-device-mirroring-media-025500942.html

 

How to Read a Floppy Disk on a Modern PC or Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/669331/how-to-read-a-floppy-disk-on-a-modern-pc-or-mac/

 

Google and Microsoft have joined Facebook's legal battle against spyware maker NSO

The companies have warned that granting immunity to NSO would increase the chance of surveillance tools falling into the wrong hands.

https://www.windowscentral.com/google-and-microsoft-have-joined-facebooks-legal-battle-against-spyware-maker-nso

 

Looking for YouTube's Autoplay option? Google moved it!

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/23/looking-for-youtubes-autoplay-option-google-moved-it/

 

What Backup Program Should I Use?

Backing up your computer's data is critical. What backup program should you use? There are many, but pragmatically, the best is whatever you'll actually use.

https://askleo.com/what_backup_program_should_i_use/

 

How to Use Microsoft Office on Chromebook for Free

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-microsoft-office-chromebook-free/

 

FBI, CISA officially confirm US govt hacks after SolarWinds breach

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fbi-cisa-officially-confirm-us-govt-hacks-after-solarwinds-breach/

 

How to combat future cyberattacks following the SolarWinds breach

How can and should governments respond to and better protect themselves from serious cyberattacks from hostile nations?

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-combat-future-cyberattacks-following-the-solarwinds-breach/

 

How to Back Up Your EFS File Encryption Certificate and Key in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/77225-backup-encrypting-file-system-certificate-key-windows-10-a.html

 

Ghostpress

Prevent keyloggers from stealing sensitive information by monitoring key presses, with this lightweight and fully portable application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Keylogger-Monitoring/Ghostpress.shtml

 

How to set up Microsoft Authenticator password manager on Android

Microsoft Authenticator now lets you securely manage and autofill passwords for apps and websites on Android, and here's how to set up the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/setup-microsoft-authenticator-password-manager-android/

 

Comcast will cap home internet data starting next week – and people are angry

https://bgr.com/2020/12/25/comcast-internet-plans-data-cap-limit-charges/

 

Texas and nine other U.S. states sue Google for abusing market power

The Texas lawsuit is the fourth in a series of federal and state lawsuits aimed at reining in what is alleged to be bad behavior by the big tech platforms.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/texas-nine-us-states-sue-google-abusing-market-power-rcna203

 

How to delete all emails in Gmail

Get a fresh start by deleting all emails in Gmail

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/how-to-delete-all-email-gmail

 

Zoom may launch an email service and calendar app to compete with Google and Microsoft

The company is exploring products beyond videoconferencing

https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/23/22197057/zoom-email-service-calendar-app-microsoft-google-competition

 

macOS Big Sur supports Time Machine on APFS-formatted drives, but there are a few catches

The updated macOS finally allows you to use a drive formatted with Apple’s not-very-new APFS filesystem as a Time Machine destination.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3600278/macos-big-sur-supports-time-machine-on-apfs-formatted-drives-but-there-are-a-few-catches.html

 

Google counters DOJ antitrust charges by pointing out Bing exists

It believes phone search deals are entirely legal.

https://www.engadget.com/google-denies-doj-antitrust-lawsuit-claims-164336044.html

 

10 smart tech tricks you’ll wish you knew sooner

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/10-smart-tech-tricks/770893/

 

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

 

If Your Phone Gets Wet, Do This Instead of Putting It in Rice

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/phone-gets-wet-instead-putting-131455950.html

 

How to Migrate a Windows User to Different Windows 10 PC

https://www.howtogeek.com/413193/how-to-migrate-a-windows-user-to-different-windows-10-pc/

 

How to mount hard drive as folder on Windows 10

If you have multiple drives on your device, you can use this guide to ditch the drive letter and mount the storage as a folder on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-mount-hard-drive-folder-windows-10

 

How to use Firefox's Browsing History effectively

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/26/how-to-use-firefoxs-browsing-history-effectively/

 

How to Back Up Before a Windows 10 Upgrade

Always back up before a Windows 10 upgrade, update, or reinstall. Create a full system image backup of up your entire machine.

https://askleo.com/back-up-my-computer-before-an-operating-system-upgrade/

 

How to Use Virtual Desk in Chrome OS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-virtual-desk-chrome-os/

 

Malicious Chrome, Edge extensions with 3M installs still in stores

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/malicious-chrome-edge-extensions-with-3m-installs-still-in-stores/

 

3 keys to improving users' bad cybersecurity habits

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/3-keys-to-improving-users-bad-cybersecurity-habits/

 

How to Use Indexer Diagnostics App for Windows Search Indexer Issues in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/148377-use-indexer-diagnostics-app-windows-search-issues-windows-10-a.html

 

LINE for Windows 10

Keep your family and friends close from the comforts of your computer with the help of this quickly-to-install and user-friendly Windows Store application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Chat/Instant-Messaging/LINE-Store-App.shtml

 

WINDOWS 10 TO GET BATTERY GRAPH, CAMERA SETTINGS, MORE NEW FEATURES

Windows 10 build 21277 reveals several new features coming in 2021, including battery graph, camera settings, timeline improvements, new taskbar settings, and more.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-battery-graph-camera-settings-new-features/

 

New iOS 14 privacy feature that’s driving Facebook crazy just started rolling out

https://bgr.com/2020/12/24/ios-14-privacy-app-tracking-feature-early-rollout/

 

Russian hacking campaign highlights supply chain vulnerabilities

Like many business technology companies, SolarWinds may not be a household name, but its reach extends around the world.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/russian-hacking-campaign-highlights-supply-chain-vulnerabilities-n1251187

 

How to create folders in Gmail

Get a grip on your email with Gmail's folder equivalents

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/how-to-create-folder-gmail

Verizon’s nationwide 5G can be slower than its LTE network, tests show

PC Magazine has found that the carrier’s Nationwide 5G can be a downgrade

https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/22/22196060/verizon-5g-slower-than-lte-speed-test

 

How to remove startup and login items on your Mac

Is your Mac starting up slowly? A mess of startup and login items might be to blame.

https://www.macworld.com/article/2047747/take-control-of-startup-and-login-items.html

 

NVIDIA and Intel used compromised SolarWinds software

The list of affected organizations keeps growing.

https://www.engadget.com/nvidia-intel-solarwinds-hack-002444049.html

 

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

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

 

Getting Antsy? 9 Ways to Shake Up Working From Home

If you're missing your pre-quarantine work routine, these simple tips can help rejuvenate your work from home experience.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/getting-antsy-9-ways-to-shake-up-working-from-home

 

How to lock your Wi-Fi and protect your home

https://www.yahoo.com/news/lock-wi-fi-protect-home-100053482.html

 

Can I Tell If Someone Blocked My Number or Email?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvpiS2T8Aw8&feature=youtu.be&t=2s

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Sun 2132 12/27/2020

Who Wins When Microsoft And Apple Fight?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2020/12/21/samsung-apple-microsoft-arm-chip-design-fabrication-success/

 

Ransomware attacks target backup systems, compromising the company ‘insurance policy’

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/ransomware-attacks-target-backup-systems-compromising-the-company-insurance-policy/

 

Vishing criminals let rip with two scams at once

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/12/08/vishing-criminals-let-rip-with-two-scams-at-once/

 

If You Have This OTC Medicine, You Need to Check Your Bottle Immediately

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/otc-medicine-check-bottle-immediately-183443366.html

 

How to Optimize USB Storage for Better Performance on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/410353/how-to-optimize-usb-storage-for-better-performance-on-windows-10/

 

Firefox 84.0.1 update fixes crashes and other issues

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/22/firefox-84-0-1-update-fixes-crashes-and-other-issues/

 

How to set up your new computer

Set up antivirus, clear out bloatware, and perform other tasks to keep your PC humming well into the future.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3040361/how-to-set-up-new-computer.html

 

The KFConsole is real, and it boasts one big advantage over the PS5 and Xbox Series X (it's finger liking good)

Yes, the KFC console exists

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-kfconsole-is-real-and-it-boasts-one-big-advantage-over-the-ps5-and-xbox-series-x

uBreakiFix co-founder says new mobile repair service is about creating a great customer experience

uBreakiFix president and co-founder Justin Wetherill talks about the company's "We Come to You" mobile repair service and the future of electronics repairs on this Dynamic Developer podcast.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/ubreakifix-co-founder-says-new-mobile-repair-service-is-about-creating-a-great-customer-experience/

 

FireEye, Microsoft create kill switch for SolarWinds backdoor

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fireeye-microsoft-create-kill-switch-for-solarwinds-backdoor/

 

How to Share Files Between Mac and PC on Your Network

https://www.maketecheasier.com/share-files-between-mac-and-pc/

 

MemTest86+ - Test RAM With

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

 

How to manage windows with PowerToys FancyZones on Windows 10

PowerToys FancyZones tool allows you to manage windows on the screen with complex layouts, and in this guide, you'll learn the steps to use and configure the tool on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/manage-windows-powertoys-fancyzones-windows-10/

 

Panasonic HomeHawk Window Camera review: Watch the world through your window

This "outdoor" security camera mounts to the inside of any window to keep it safe from vandals and the elements.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3601970/panasonic-homehawk-window-camera-review.html?utm_date=20201224183556&huid=3fc3c8e9-c30f-4051-86e2-3f927b788b83

 

Cyber crime is a one trillion dollar drag

https://www.professionalsecurity.co.uk/news/commercial-security/cyber-survey/

 

Apple purged 94,000 games from China App Store in 2020

https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/12/23/apple-purged-94000-games-from-china-app-store-in-2020

 

Verizon’s nationwide 5G can be slower than its LTE network, tests show

PC Magazine has found that the carrier’s Nationwide 5G can be a downgrade

https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/22/22196060/verizon-5g-slower-than-lte-speed-test

 

They're Here! COVID-19 Vaccine Phishes Finally Arrive

https://blog.knowbe4.com/theyre-here-covid-19-vaccine-phishes-finally-arrive

 

Six Easy Ways To Mirror Android To Your PC Or TV

https://www.techjunkie.com/mirror-android-pc/

 

6 common tech myths and misbeliefs debunked

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/6-tech-myths-debunked/746353/

 

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

 

Now Car Thieves Are Using Wildlife Cameras

https://autos.yahoo.com/now-car-thieves-using-wildlife-170000740.html

 

Windows Task Manager: The Complete Guide

https://www.howtogeek.com/405806/windows-task-manager-the-complete-guide/

 

First bits of Google's Privacy Sandbox land in Chromium, designed to eliminate third-party cookies

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/22/first-bits-of-googles-privacy-sandbox-land-in-chromium-designed-to-eliminate-third-party-cookies/

 

How to find out if your laptop can take an SSD

Can your laptop take an SSD? Gordon shows us how to figure out if your laptop is ready for a huge upgrade to an SSD.

https://www.pcworld.com/video/106719/how-to-find-out-if-your-laptop-can-take-an-ssd

 

Samsung Galaxy S21 benchmark leak says it'll be much, much better than first thought

Exynos might match the Snapdragon

https://www.techradar.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s21-benchmark-leak-says-itll-be-much-much-better-than-first-thought

 

Working from home in the nude and PCs that warm chicken: 7 stories we didn't write in 2020

From chicken-warming gaming PCs to a growing trend of employees working at home in the nude, here are the stories TechRepublic was pitched but didn't end up covering this year.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/working-from-home-in-the-nude-and-pcs-that-warm-chicken-7-stories-we-didnt-write-in-2020/

 

Emulated mobile devices used to steal millions from US, EU banks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/emulated-mobile-devices-used-to-steal-millions-from-us-eu-banks/

 

What Is 5G Network and How Will It Benefit You?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/5g-networks/

 

How to Check a Drive for Errors in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/40734-drive-error-checking-windows-10-a.html

 

How to sync settings across devices on Windows 10

Take control of Windows 10 and sync only the settings you want across devices.

https://.com/manage-sync-settings-windows-10/

 

Smart home guide for beginners: Make your home more convenient to live in without spending lots of time or money

You don’t need to be an expert or spend a fortune on cutting-edge gear, these first steps will lay a foundation you can build on.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3297744/smart-home-guide-for-beginners-how-to-make-your-home-more-convenient-to-live-in.html?utm_date=20201224183723&huid=3fc3c8e9-c30f-4051-86e2-3f927b788b83

 

‘Ransomware is quickly becoming a national emergency’ amid pandemic: CISA acting director testifies

The average ransom enterprises paid in Q2 of 2020 was $178,000 — up 60% from Q1: Coveware report

https://sociable.co/government-and-policy/ransomware-national-emergency-amid-pandemic-cisa-acting-director-testifies/

 

Apple takes TSMC's whole 3nm production capacity for Mac, iPhone, iPad

https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/12/22/apple-takes-tsmcs-whole-3nm-production-capacity-for-mac-iphone-ipad

 

Google and Nickelback really want you to look at your photographs

‘Photograph’ lends a hand to Google Photos

https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/22/22195633/google-photos-nickelback-photograph-ad-chad-kroeger-end-unlimited-storage

 

Why Are You Being Phished?

https://blog.knowbe4.com/why-are-you-being-phished

 

How To Speed Up Your Android Phone [December 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/how-to-speed-up-android/

 

Top security settings for Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy and Fitbit

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/smartwatch-security-settings/768578/

 

Easy Fixes for Common TV Problems

If your television suffers from a distorted picture, weird colors, or the dreaded "soap opera effect," these simple fixes can help improve your picture.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/easy-fixes-for-common-tv-problems

 

From SIM-Swaps to Home-Invasion Threats, Ledger Leak Has Cascading Consequences

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/sim-swaps-home-invasion-threats-213016265.html

 

How to Prevent Storage Sense From Deleting Your Downloaded Files on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/403009/how-to-prevent-storage-sense-from-deleting-your-downloaded-files-on-windows-10/

 

Group icons on the Windows Taskbar with Taskbar groups

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/21/group-icons-on-the-windows-taskbar-with-taskbar-groups/

 

Android 11 tips: The 8 new features to explore first

From new playback controls to a screen recorder to dark mode scheduling, Android 11 has some improvements worth checking out.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3601725/android-11-tips-the-8-new-features-to-explore-first.html

 

Did you get a VR headset for Christmas? Here are 15 things you should do first

Strap yourself in, it’s time to prepare for a virtual adventure

https://www.techradar.com/news/got-a-vr-headset-for-christmas-here-are-15-things-you-should-do-first

 

6 persuasion tactics used in social engineering attacks

IT security teams need to educate employees about the psychological techniques cybercriminals often use in social engineering attacks.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/6-persuasion-tactics-used-in-social-engineering-attacks/

 

Ransomware gangs automate payload delivery with SystemBC malware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ransomware-gangs-automate-payload-delivery-with-systembc-malware/

 

How to Make an Image Background Transparent in Photoshop

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-to-make-background-transparent-photoshop/

 

Enable Microsoft Edge Data Persistence with Microsoft Defender Application Guard in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/87919-enable-data-persistence-microsoft-edge-application-guard.html

 

How to install PowerToys on Windows 10

Microsoft's app unlocks a lot of productivity enhancements for Windows 10, and here's how to install it.

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

 

U.S. cybersecurity firm FireEye discloses breach, theft of hacking tools

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-fireeye-cyber/u-s-cybersecurity-firm-fireeye-discloses-breach-theft-of-internal-hacking-tools-idUSKBN28I31E

 

Police arrest more than 20,000 online fraudsters worldwide

https://www.enca.com/news/police-arrest-more-20000-online-fraudsters-worldwide

 

Steam Winter Sale 2020 Now Live, Deep Discounts On VR Games Like No Man’s Sky, Skyrim VR, and More

https://uploadvr.com/steam-winter-sale-2020-vr-games-discounts/

 

SO YOU GOT A 5G PHONE, BUT IS YOUR PLAN READY?

Your guide to the current state of 5G carrier plans in the US, what they cost, and whether it’s worth upgrading your plan

https://www.theverge.com/22194419/5g-phone-plans-us-carriers-guide

 

Embarrassment is Better Than Regret - Report Suspected Phishing Emails

https://blog.knowbe4.com/embarrassment-is-better-than-regret-report-suspected-phishing-emails

 

The Best Free-Calling Apps For Android [December 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-free-calling-apps-android/

 

30-second Amazon privacy fix you need to do right now

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/amazon-just-started-sharing-your-internet-connection-with-your-neighbors/769203/

 

12 Simple Tweaks to Speed Up Windows 10

Windows 10 is speedier than the previous versions of Microsoft's desktop operating system, but you can still optimize its performance. Learn how to make your Windows 10 PC run faster with our tips.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/12-tips-to-speed-up-windows-10

 

In Google antitrust effort, authorities may have saved the best for last

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/426e7f25-59aa-33f0-8915-bb31dc95148b/in-google-antitrust-effort-.html

 

How to Reduce Steam’s RAM Usage From 400 MB to 60 MB

https://www.howtogeek.com/694531/how-to-reduce-steams-ram-usage-from-400-mb-to-60-mb/

 

Firefox 85 will improve privacy with network partitioning feature

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/20/firefox-85-will-improve-privacy-with-network-partitioning-feature/

 

The best graphics cards for PC gaming

We'll help you find the best graphics card to fit your needs.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3106426/the-best-graphics-cards-for-pc-gaming.html

 

QNAP fixes even more serious security flaws on its NAS devices

Latest update includes patches for six vulnerabilities in QES, QTS and QuTS hero

https://www.techradar.com/news/qnap-fixes-even-more-serious-security-flaws-on-its-nas-devices

 

How to set up a Zoom meeting from your web browser

You can create a Zoom meeting through add-ons and extensions for Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Firefox. Here are the steps.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-set-up-a-zoom-meeting-from-your-web-browser/

 

Microsoft Authenticator brings password autofill to mobile devices

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-authenticator-brings-password-autofill-to-mobile-devices/

 

How to Control Your Wi-Fi Network in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/control-w-ifi-network-linux/

 

How to Enable or Disable Open PDF files in Microsoft Edge

https://www.tenforums.com/windows-10-news/171139-how-enable-disable-open-pdf-files-microsoft-edge.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://www.tenforums.com/windows-10-news/171139-how-enable-disable-open-pdf-files-microsoft-edge.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/

 

Cyber Exposures Soar During Pandemic

https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/technology/pages/cyber-exposures-soar-during-pandemic.aspx

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Cyberattacks Steal Credentials, Spread Zebrocy Malware

https://threatpost.com/covid-19-vaccine-cyberattacks-credentials-zebrocy/162072/

 

Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Players Report Performance Issues Even On High-End Hardware

https://uploadvr.com/microsoft-flight-sim-vr-players-performance-issues/

 

Don’t get hooked by GDPR compliance phishing scams

A fresh spate of GDPR compliance scams highlights how cybercriminals are consistently developing their tactics to take advantage of human error and capitalise on fear and confusion.

https://www.itproportal.com/features/dont-get-hooked-by-gdpr-compliance-phishing-scams/

 

How To Create A Budget In Google Sheets

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

 

3D printers 101: Guide to getting started, best printers, tips

https://www.komando.com/amazon/3d-printer-guide/768573/

 

How to Use Your Digital Camera as a Webcam

Many of the popular digital SLRs and mirrorless cameras released over the past few years now offer USB webcam support—you just need to install some extra software. We break down which manufacturers support the feature and which camera models work, so you can step up your Zoom game.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-use-your-canon-dslr-as-a-webcam

 

Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Dell join legal battle against hacking company NSO

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-google-cisco-vmware-join-223905841.html

 

Current Events to Widespread Campaigns: Pivoting from Samples to Identify Activity

https://www.domaintools.com/resources/blog/current-events-to-widespread-campaigns-pivoting-from-samples-to-identify

 

Nation-State Hackers Breached FireEye, Stole Its Red Team Tools

"Novel techniques" used by the attackers cheated security tools and forensics, according to FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/nation-state-hackers-breached-fireeye-stole-its-red-team-tools/d/d-id/1339652

 

A One-step Way to Lose Your Account Forever

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9R78CUoE-7Y&feature=youtu.be&t=6s

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