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Microsoft Reveals Malware Campaign Attacking Major Browsers

The ad-injecting malware disrupts search engine results and steals credentials.

https://www.makeuseof.com/microsoft-reveals-malware-attacking-browsers/

 

EXPLAINER: Who Has Been Charged in the Deadly Capitol Riot?

Dozens of people have already been arrested and prosecutors across the U.S. have vowed to bring to justice those who stormed the U.S. Capitol.

https://www.snopes.com/ap/2021/01/09/explainer-who-has-been-charged-in-the-deadly-capitol-riot/

 

Intel introduces RealSense ID facial recognition— move over, Face ID

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/intel-introduces-realsense-id-facial-recognition-move-over-face-id

 

Panasonic's latest OLED TV offers gaming upgrades and AI tuning

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/panasonic-jz2000-oled-tv-142017932.html

 

How to Trigger an Action at Sunrise or Sunset on iPhone

https://www.howtogeek.com/705089/how-to-trigger-an-action-at-sunrise-or-sunset-on-iphone/

 

Should I Keep Using My Password Manager?

https://lifehacker.com/should-i-keep-using-my-password-manager-1845763538

 

Donald Trump permanently suspended from Twitter

https://www.cnet.com/videos/samsung-shows-new-mini-led-tech-for-qled-tvs/

 

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/

 

How to Mute a Tab in Any Web Browser

https://www.maketecheasier.com/mute-tab-in-web-browser/

 

Best 4K TVs for Xbox Series X, Series S 2021

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-4k-tv-xbox-series-x-series-s

 

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

 

How to download Windows 10 ISO onto USB drive with Rufus

Rufus lets you download the ISO file and create a bootable USB flash drive to install any version of Windows 10, including Windows 8.1. Here's how to use the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/download-windows-10-iso-create-bootable-usb-rufus/

 

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

The annual music/film/tech fest will be held online this year

https://www.lifewire.com/sxsw-south-by-southwest-5093933

 

Sealed U.S. Court Records Exposed in SolarWinds Breach

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/01/sealed-u-s-court-records-exposed-in-solarwinds-breach/

 

Accessibility Insights for Windows

Effortlessly and efficiently solve potential accessibility issues of your apps with the help of this easy-to-use official Microsoft application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Programming/Other-Programming-Files/Accessibility-Insights-for-Windows.shtml

 

How Often Should You Reboot Your Computer?

https://gizmodo.com/how-often-should-you-reboot-your-computer-1846022723

 

How to change your video background in Microsoft Teams

Hide that unmade bed just as you would in Zoom

https://www.theverge.com/22215507/microsoft-teams-how-to-background-change-home-office

 

US Schools Have Been Buying Tools to Hack Student iPhones

Law enforcement groups have long wanted to crack iPhones. You can now add school districts to that list.

https://www.makeuseof.com/us-schools-hack-student-iphones/

 

Ransomware attacks: You ain't seen nothin' yet

https://www.komando.com/episode/ransomware-attacks-you-aint-seen-nothin-yet/773471/

 

Shopify Shuts Down Trump's Online Stores Over Violence in US Capitol

The shutdown effectively bans President Trump from ever using Shopify again.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/shopify-shuts-down-trumps-online-stores-over-violence-in-us-capitol

 

Hackers are tricking kids into installing malicious apps—here's how to keep your family safe

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/malicious-apps-norton-security-online-155108354.html

 

How to Password Protect Applications on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/696395/how-to-password-protect-applications-on-windows-10/

 

How Do I Recover an Account Password in Windows 10?

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

 

This is what happens when your Nintendo Switch account gets banned

Say goodbye to your digital games library and hello to purgatory.

https://www.cnet.com/news/this-is-what-happens-when-your-nintendo-switch-account-gets-banned-fortnite/

 

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/

 

How to Set a Custom Background on Skype

https://www.maketecheasier.com/set-custom-background-skype/

 

Office Lens removed from Microsoft Store, cloud-based features cut off for PCs

Office Lens users will have to rely on iOS and Android devices going forward.

https://www.windowscentral.com/office-lens-removed-microsoft-store-cloud-based-features-cut-pcs

 

The patching conundrum: When is good enough good enough?

Patches and updates are designed to fix problems, not cause them. But sometimes a few users still get bitten. When that happens, what do you do — avoid, delay or dive in anyway?

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3601989/the-patching-conundrum-when-is-good-enough-good-enough.html

 

How to show or hide Start menu app list on Windows 10

Windows 10 has an option that lets you hide the apps list in the Start menu, and here's how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/hide-app-list-start-menu-windows-10/

 

E3 2021: Dates, News, Announcements, Rumors, and Everything Else to Know

The entertainment-meets-gaming tradeshow of the year

https://www.lifewire.com/e3-expo-5093871

 

Hamas May Be Threat to 8chan, QAnon Online

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/01/hamas-may-be-threat-to-8chan-qanon-online/

 

WinSlap

Get rid of many of Windows 10's potentially annoying features with just a few mouse clicks with the help of this interesting little app

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

 

Mozilla Calls for Sites to Go Beyond Just Deplatforming Bigots

https://gizmodo.com/mozilla-calls-for-sites-to-go-beyond-just-deplatforming-1846027331

 

Lenovo chases dream of making a PC Nintendo Switch with the LaVie Mini concept

The concept even has a dock accessory

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2021/1/7/22218956/lenovo-nec-switch-pc-lavie-mini-ces-concept

 

How to Change Alexa's Voice: Language, Accent, and Speed

We’ll show you how to customize the voice of Amazon Alexa to better suit your needs.

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-change-alexa-voice/

 

Dell’s new monitors prove working from home is here to stay

https://www.komando.com/technology/dell-video-conferencing-monitor/772633/

 

Acer Reveals All-AMD Chromebook Spin 514, a Convertible With Business-Focused Options

The Chromebook Spin 514 offers Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 options in a slim hybrid form factor.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/acer-reveals-all-amd-chromebook-spin-514-a-convertible-with-business-focused

 

How to group tabs in Google Chrome and organize your web browsing

https://www.yahoo.com/news/group-tabs-google-chrome-organize-174550453.html

 

How to Use Shortcuts Directly From iPhone and iPad Home Screen

https://www.howtogeek.com/706907/how-to-use-shortcuts-directly-from-iphone-and-ipad-home-screen/

 

Why is My iPhone Harassing Me About a Missing Update?

https://lifehacker.com/why-is-my-iphone-harassing-me-about-a-missing-update-1845530183

 

How to pair Apple AirPods with your Windows 10 PC in less than a minute

Connecting your Apple earbuds with your Windows computer really is that fast.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-pair-apple-airpods-with-your-windows-10-pc-in-less-than-a-minute/

 

NSudo: run processes as System or TrustedInstaller on Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/27/nsudo-run-processes-as-system-or-trustedinstaller-on-windows/

 

How to Use Windows 10 Focus Assist to Control Notifications

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-windows-10-focus-assist-control-notifications/

 

What's new for Microsoft's OneDrive from December 2020

OneDrive gained a few new features last month, and Microsoft rounded them all up.

https://www.windowscentral.com/whats-new-microsofts-onedrive-december-2020

 

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

 

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/

 

Microsoft Abandons OS-Dependent Apps for the Web

Look Ma, no OS required!

https://www.lifewire.com/microsoft-abandons-os-dependent-app-for-the-web-5094527

 

Ill-conceived Donald Trump sex video malware attack attempts to install RAT on Windows PCs

https://grahamcluley.com/donald-trump-sex-scandal-malware-rat/

 

SingleFile for Firefox

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

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

 

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

 

Online shopping has shifted recycling responsibilities to consumers

More cardboard is piling up on curbsides than ever before

https://www.theverge.com/22219042/online-shopping-ecommerce-packaging-cardboard-boxes-recycling

 

What Is a Credential Stuffing Attack?

Here's everything you need to know about this dangerous cyberattack and what you can do to protect yourself.

https://www.makeuseof.com/what-is-credential-stuffing/

 

Don’t fall for these vaccine hoaxes spreading right now

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/covide-vaccine-hoaxes/772627/

 

The Dos and Don'ts of Securing Your VoIP Communications

With workplaces moving to a much more distributed model due to the pandemic, voice over IP communications need to be better secured. We discuss how to secure VoIP system with an expert from RingCentral.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-dos-and-donts-of-securing-your-voip-communications

 

A guide to Android's 'Messages for web' keyboard shortcuts, which allow you to organize your texts on a computer

https://www.yahoo.com/news/guide-androids-messages-keyboard-shortcuts-200003668.html

 

How to Close All Google Chrome Windows at Once

https://www.howtogeek.com/701468/how-to-close-all-google-chrome-windows-at-once/

 

Why is My iPhone Harassing Me About a Missing Update?

https://lifehacker.com/why-is-my-iphone-harassing-me-about-a-missing-update-1845530183

 

Make your iPhone 'aesthetic' in iOS 14.3: Here's how to customize your home screen

Customize the look and size of your iPhone app icons using an app and iOS 14.3.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/make-your-iphone-aesthetic-in-ios-14-3-heres-how-to-customize-your-home-screen/

 

MultiTimer is a freeware tool that can execute custom commands, mute your audio or switch off the display automatically

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/25/multitimer-is-a-freeware-tool-that-can-execute-custom-commands-mute-your-audio-or-switch-off-the-display-automatically/

 

How to Restart and Reset Your HomePod & HomePod Mini

https://www.maketecheasier.com/smart-home/restart-reset-homepod/

 

Microsoft: A fix for disconnecting Xbox controllers is on the way

Has your Xbox controller been disconnecting randomly lately?

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-fix-disconnecting-xbox-controllers-way

 

Windows hackers target COVID-19 vaccine efforts

Hackers appear to be targeting vaccine researchers, manufacturers and the COVID-19 “cold chain” that will be used to keep the vaccine cold enough for distribution.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3600156/windows-hackers-target-covid-19-vaccine-efforts.html

 

How to show hidden files and folders on Windows 10

You can list hidden files and folders in a number of ways, and in this guide, you'll learn how to complete this task on Windows 10 using File Explorer, Command Prompt, and PowerShell.

https://pureinfotech.com/show-hidden-files-folders-windows-10/

 

How Discovery Plus Plans to Keep It Real

Unscripted and still comfortable

https://www.lifewire.com/how-discovery-plus-plans-to-keep-it-real-5094494

 

T-Mobile suffers its fourth hack in less than three years – still “takes the security of your information very seriously”

https://grahamcluley.com/t-mobile-suffers-data-breach-again/

 

Clipboard Master

Paste multiple items or only the part of an item, search within the clipboard lists, configure key shortcuts and manage all your texts and files

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Clipboard/Clipboard-Master.shtml

 

Twitter Doesn't Like Piracy, Even When It's in the Public Service

https://gizmodo.com/twitter-doesnt-like-piracy-even-when-its-in-the-public-1846022460

 

Wi-Fi’s biggest upgrade in decades is starting to arrive

Wi-Fi 6E devices are now being certified

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/7/22212938/wifi-6e-rollout-starting-2021-smartphones-tvs-laptops-vr-routers

 

Leaving Your Computer On All the Time: The Pros and Cons

Is it better to leave your PC turned on even when you're not using it? Or should you always turn your PC off? Here are the pros and cons of both!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/pros-and-cons-of-leaving-your-computer-turned-on-all-the-time/

 

10 ways to use Google Maps Street View you never thought of before

https://www.komando.com/travel-how-tos/google-maps-street-view-tricks/740015/

 

Lenovo's New All-In-One Yoga PC Includes a Display That Rotates Vertically

The Yoga AIO 7 swivels from a horizontal mode into a vertical view, thanks to the rotatable hinge.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/lenovos-new-all-in-one-yoga-pc-includes-a-display-that-rotates-vertically

 

Mass. customer struggles to return item to Apple store before deadline

https://news.yahoo.com/mass-customer-struggles-return-item-230019498.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=2_04

 

CES 2021: Acer Chromebook Spin 514 rocking an AMD CPU promises long battery life

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/ces-2021-acer-chromebook-spin-514-rocking-an-amd-cpu-promises-long-battery-life

 

Raspberry Pi: How to get started

Download this eBook to get started choosing and using your Raspberry Pi.

https://opensource.com/downloads/raspberry-pi-guide?sc_cid=7013a0000026Ky6AAE

 

The 5 Best Workout Music Players of 2021

Exercise with these great workout music players

https://www.lifewire.com/best-workout-music-players-4034707

 

One month after ransomware attack, Metro Vancouver’s transit system still not up to speed

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/one-month-after-ransomware-attack-metro-vancouvers-transit-system-still-not-up-to-speed-25014.html

 

What’s the Best Long Term Storage Media? Tips to Avoid Losing Data in Your Lifetime

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7v13Zu3SXc&feature=youtu.be&t=0s

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The game-changing Google trend to watch in 2021

A whole new side of Google is taking shape right in front of our eyes, but you really have to step back and look carefully to see it.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3602749/google-trend-2021.html

 

Why Is Google Chrome Using So Much RAM? Here's How to Fix It

Why does Google Chrome use so much RAM? What can you do to keep it in check? Here's how to make Chrome use less RAM.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/chrome-using-much-ram-fix-right-now/

 

Travel blogger shares 'game-changing' hack for professional-looking iPhone photos: 'This is super helpful'

https://www.yahoo.com/news/iphone-hack-help-capture-background-161423111.html

 

How to Stop Microsoft 365 From Automatically Renewing

https://www.howtogeek.com/704806/how-to-stop-microsoft-365-from-automatically-renewing/

 

Streaming will revolutionize mobile gaming in 2021

Stadia and xCloud and GeForce, oh my

https://www.techradar.com/news/streaming-will-revolutionize-mobile-gaming-in-2021

How Can I Wirelessly Access My Android From My PC?

https://lifehacker.com/how-can-i-wirelessly-access-my-android-from-my-pc-1845315331

 

IRS stimulus check scams aim to snatch your payment. Know these facts now

Second stimulus checks are on their way, and criminals are using them as an attempt to steal your bank account information. Here's how to spot stimulus scams.

https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/irs-stimulus-check-scams-aim-to-snatch-your-payment-know-these-facts-now/

 

How to Fix Face ID Not Working on iPhone Issue

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-face-id-not-working-issue/

 

How to enable Two-Page Layout for PDF files in Microsoft Edge

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-two-page-layout-for-pdfs-in-edge

 

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/

 

PowerShell Scripting - Create USB Install Media for Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/96159-powershell-scripting-create-usb-install-media-windows-10-a.html

 

Microsoft Reveals That Russian Attackers Accessed Some of Its Source Code

Malicious SolarWinds Orion backdoor installed in Microsoft's network led to the attackers viewing some of its source code.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/microsoft-reveals-that-russian-attackers-accessed-some-of-its-source-code/d/d-id/1339816

 

An old build of Windows Core 'Polaris' has leaked online

Not as exciting as it sounds, though.

https://www.windowscentral.com/old-build-windows-core-polaris-has-leaked-online

 

Windows 10 Starts Displaying Adobe Flash Player Warnings

The time has come, folks. Adobe is killing off Flash Player once and for all, and users are recommended to uninstall the software from their devices as soon as possible.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-starts-displaying-adobe-flash-player-warnings-531862.shtml

 

The 9 Best Fitness Trackers of 2021

Getting in shape and keeping track of your activity is easier than ever

https://www.lifewire.com/best-fitness-trackers-4057119

 

New Chrome feature will guard your privacy — even with Incognito Mode turned off

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/new-chrome-feature-will-guard-your-privacy-even-with-incognito-mode-turned-off

 

Is AliExpress Legit and Safe to Buy From?

What is Aliexpress? Is it safe to shop on? Are there any security risks? We shopped there several times and here's what we found.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/safe-shop-aliexpress/

 

4 ways to squeeze more battery life from your iPhone or Android

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/4-ways-to-squeeze-more-battery-life-from-your-iphone-or-android/762226/

 

Netflix Stops Working on Wii U and 3DS After June 30

There's only a few months left to stream Netflix on old Nintendo hardware.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/netflix-stops-working-on-wii-u-and-3ds-after-june-30

 

U.S. formally links Russia to massive 'ongoing' cyber attack; scope of hacking unclear

https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-formally-links-russia-massive-220059851.html

 

What Is a GPU? Graphics Processing Units Explained

https://www.howtogeek.com/702766/what-is-a-gpu-graphics-processing-units-explained/

 

Security camera installation: 8 tips from the pros

Get the most of your DIY home security camera system

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/security-camera-installation-8-tips-from-the-pros

 

Declutter Your Devices to Reduce Security Risks

https://lifehacker.com/declutter-your-devices-to-reduce-security-risks-1845991606

 

Russia blamed for SolarWinds hack in joint FBI, NSA and CISA statement

The US intelligence agencies investigating the widespread compromise say it was "likely" orchestrated from Russia

https://www.cnet.com/news/fbi-nsa-and-cisa-say-solarwinds-hack-was-likely-of-russian-origin/

 

How to install Chromium in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/install-chromium-windows/

 

Hackers leak 100 million credit/debit details on Dark Web

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/hackers-leak-100-million-credit-debit-details-on-dark-web-104718/

 

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 Add or Remove "Maximum processor state" from Power Options in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/107967-add-remove-maximum-processor-state-power-options-windows.html

 

Mac Attackers Remain Focused Mainly on Adware, Fooling Users

Despite reports that Macs have encountered more threats than Windows systems, the platform still sees far fewer exploits and malware - including ransomware.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/mac-attackers-remain-focused-mainly-on-adware-fooling-users/d/d-id/1339807

 

Microsoft: SolarWinds hackers didn't access customer data

Microsoft, like many other companies, was recently hit with an unprecedented cyber-attack.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-solarwinds-hackers-didnt-access-customer-data

 

How to Enable Tab Groups in Microsoft Edge

Just like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge is based on the Chromium engine, so the improvements that land in Google’s browser sometimes make their way to Microsoft’s too, and the other way around as well.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-to-enable-tab-groups-in-microsoft-edge-531695.shtml

 

The 6 Best Fitness Armbands of 2021

Working out with your smartphone just got a whole lot easier

https://www.lifewire.com/best-fitness-armbands-4051756

 

CES 2021: Lenovo unveils a stunning blue laptop with an 11th Gen Intel CPU

It has a gorgeous blue chassis and weighs less than two pounds

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/ces-2021-lenovo-unveils-a-stunning-blue-laptop-with-an-11th-gen-intel-cpu

 

Understanding Malware: 10 Common Types You Should Know About

Learn about the common types of malware and their differences, so you can understand how viruses, trojans, and other malware work.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/viruses-spyware-malware-etc-explained-understanding-online-threats/

 

Video doorbell settings you must change

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/video-doorbell-settings-to-change/770111/

 

The Best VPN Services for 2021

A VPN, or virtual private network, is one of the easiest ways to improve your online privacy. We've reviewed scores of them, and these are the best VPN services we've tested.

https://www.pcmag.com/picks/the-best-vpn-services

 

Dell unveils its first 40-inch ultrawide monitor

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/dell-unveils-the-first-40-inch-ultrawide-monitor-140010677.html

 

How to See When Windows 10 Last Installed a Major Update

https://www.howtogeek.com/703092/how-to-see-when-windows-10-last-installed-a-major-update/

 

How to use a wearable: tips to make the most of your smartwatch or fitness tracker

What the how-to guides don’t tell you about habits, goals and taking a break

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-a-wearable-tips-to-make-the-most-of-your-smartwatch-or-fitness-tracker

 

You Only Really Need One Home Screen

https://lifehacker.com/you-only-really-need-one-home-screen-1845985285

 

Microsoft is working on a fix for faulty Xbox Series X controllers

There have been complaints of some controllers continually disconnecting and reconnecting.

https://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-is-working-on-a-fix-for-faulty-xbox-series-x-controllers/

 

How to Share Files Between Mac and PC on Your Network

https://www.maketecheasier.com/share-files-between-mac-and-pc/

 

This malware uses Word files to download PowerShell script from GitHub

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/this-malware-uses-word-files-to-download-powershell-script-from-github-104682/

 

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/

 

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

 

Defending the COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Chain

We must treat this supply chain like a piece of our nation's critical infrastructure, just like the electrical grid or air traffic control system.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/defending-the-covid-19-vaccine-supply-chain/a/d-id/1339797

 

4 things we want to see from Windows in 2021

New features, a reinvigorated UI, and a modern OS.

https://www.windowscentral.com/what-i-want-see-windows-2021

 

Microsoft Edge Allows Users to Scan for Exposed Passwords

Now that Microsoft Edge is finally a mature browser, Microsoft can focus on delivering big updates to users out there, and one of the company’s key priorities is keeping our data safe.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-edge-will-allow-users-to-scan-for-exposed-passwords-531737.shtml

 

How to Change Your PayPal Password

Or learn how to reset a forgotten password

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-change-your-paypal-password-5093104

 

CES 2021: Lenovo unveils two ultra-thin monitors that cost less than $200

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/ces-2021-lenovo-unveils-two-ultra-thin-monitors-that-cost-less-than-dollar200

 

What Is the Dark Web, How Do You Reach It, and Is It Safe?

You've heard of the Dark Web---but how do you access it, and is it illegal? Is it even safe to use, and what happens there? It's time to find out.

https://www.makeuseof.com/what-is-the-dark-web-safe/

 

Scam alert: PayPal account ‘limited,’ phishing text claims

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/paypal-account-limited-scam/772132/

 

Prices for Graphics Cards and Motherboards Go Up as US Tariffs Kick Back In

An Asus representative announces a price increase for the company's motherboards and GPUs days after the Trump administration's exemption on the tariffs expire.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/prices-for-graphics-cards-and-motherboards-go-up-as-us-tariffs-kick-back

 

Apple’s Earnings Are Coming. Wall Street Is Getting Excited.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/c6bf18bc-db08-335f-9137-d69ba9d45684/apple%E2%80%99s-earnings-are-coming-.html

 

How to Add Block Quotes in Microsoft Word

https://www.howtogeek.com/697529/how-to-add-block-quotes-in-microsoft-word/

 

Nvidia may be preparing to release the RTX 3080 Super and RTX 3070 Super

Are RTX Super cards incoming?

https://www.techradar.com/news/nvidia-may-be-preparing-to-release-the-rtx-3080-super-and-rtx-3070-super

 

It's Time to Declutter Your Streaming Watchlists

https://lifehacker.com/its-time-to-declutter-your-streaming-watchlists-1845992229

 

Pop-ups about cookies constantly interrupt you online. Here's how they could go away

A new privacy law in California could prompt companies to stop asking for your personal information.

https://www.cnet.com/news/why-youre-hounded-by-pop-ups-about-cookies-and-how-they-could-go-away/

 

13 Useful Windows 10 Registry Hacks to Optimize Your Experience

https://www.maketecheasier.com/windows-10-registry-hacks/

 

Attack on Microsoft cloud services puts private user information at risk

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/attack-on-microsoft-cloud-services-puts-private-user-information-at-risk-104686/

 

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 Create and Restore a System Image Backup with Macrium Reflect

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

 

Amazon Gift Card Scam Delivers Dridex This Holiday Season

Dridex operators launch a social engineering scam that promises victims a $100 gift card but delivers a banking Trojan.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/amazon-gift-card-scam-delivers-dridex-this-holiday-season/d/d-id/1339810

 

How to make a full backup of your Windows 10 PC

You should always create a full backup to safeguard your files and Windows 10 setup. This guide will show you the instructions to complete this task with the System Image Backup tool.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-make-full-backup-windows-10

 

Windows 10 Starts Displaying Adobe Flash Player Warnings

The time has come, folks. Adobe is killing off Flash Player once and for all, and users are recommended to uninstall the software from their devices as soon as possible.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-starts-displaying-adobe-flash-player-warnings-531862.shtml

 

What is OneDrive and How Does it Work?

What to know about Microsoft's cloud storage service

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-onedrive-and-how-does-it-work-5093633

 

CES 2021: Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro flaunts 16-inch display and next-gen AMD Ryzen CPU

Lenovo spices up laptop security with the IdeaPad 5 Pro

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/ces-2021-lenovo-ideapad-5-pro-flaunts-16-inch-display-and-next-gen-amd-ryzen-cpu

 

Google Redesigns How You Create Assistant Routines

If you've found the interface cumbersome, today is your lucky day.

https://www.makeuseof.com/google-redesigns-assistant-routines/

 

Our top 5 tech predictions for 2021

https://www.komando.com/technology/tech-predictions-for-2021/772125/

 

10 Tips for Using and Tweaking Siri on Your iPhone or iPad

Alexa who? These tips will help you fine-tune your conversations with Apple’s voice assistant.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/apple-siri-tips-and-tricks

 

Bose officially unveils its wireless Sport Open Earbuds

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bose-officially-unveils-its-wireless-sport-open-earbuds-144019656.html

 

AMD patent points to new MCM GPU design for RDNA3

Is AMD bringing MCM to Radeon?

https://www.techradar.com/news/amd-patent-points-to-new-mcm-gpu-chiplet-technology

 

Microsoft takes steps to scrub Flash from Windows

The arrival of 2021 means the departure of Adobe Flash Player from PCs.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3602450/microsoft-takes-steps-to-scrub-flash-from-windows.html

 

Has this Google Docs bug exposed your private documents to attackers?

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/has-this-google-docs-bug-exposed-your-private-documents-to-attackers-104671/

 

What Do I Do About Adobe Flash End of Life in 2020?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPS58qiVQ_k&feature=youtu.be&t=0s

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q01Iv4dfnXw&feature=youtu.be&t=0s

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What Anxiety Does to Your Brain and What You Can Do About It

https://lifehacker.com/what-anxiety-actually-does-to-you-and-what-you-can-do-a-1468128356

 

COVID calculator: Quiz tells you when you can get the vaccine

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/covid-vaccine-quiz/772832/

 

Google responds after staff form a union and voice concerns about company

https://www.yahoo.com/news/google-responds-staff-form-union-125733336.html

 

How to Get Started With Apple Fitness+

https://www.howtogeek.com/705571/how-to-get-started-with-apple-fitness/

 

Ask Yourself These Questions to Find Meaning and Purpose

https://lifehacker.com/ask-yourself-these-questions-to-find-meaning-and-purpos-1845958852

 

After widespread hospital attacks, targeting of health care industry continues to rise

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/after-widespread-hospital-attacks-targeting-of-health-care-industry-continues-to-rise/

 

How to set up an Android phone: our guide to switching on your new phone

Get started with Android, from the beginning

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-set-up-an-android-phone

 

Change your macOS power settings to prevent disconnecting from VPN/Wi-Fi when the computer is locked

You should always lock your computer when you walk away. But sometimes, that becomes a hassle. Here's one way to make it easier.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/change-your-macos-power-settings-to-prevent-disconnecting-from-vpnwi-fi-when-the-computer-is-locked/

 

Google Chrome will presumably eat less RAM in 2021; Here’s why

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/google-chrome-will-presumably-eat-less-ram-in-2021-104655/

 

How to Calibrate Your Mac’s Display for Better Brightness and Color Accuracy

https://www.maketecheasier.com/calibrate-mac-display/

 

4 things we want to see from Windows in 2021

New features, a reinvigorated UI, and a modern OS.

https://www.windowscentral.com/what-i-want-see-windows-2021

 

How to create a Windows 10 ISO image for clean, in-place upgrade and repair install

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/72031-create-windows-10-iso-image-existing-installation.html

 

7 Key Tips to Save Battery Life on Your iPhone

Here are the best ways to save battery life on your iPhone, as well as some battery myths to ignore.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tips-save-battery-iphone/

 

Google Chrome fixes antivirus 'file locking' bug on Windows 10

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-chrome-fixes-antivirus-file-locking-bug-on-windows-10/

 

Can People Track My Email Address Location?

Email addresses can be used to locate public information, which could allow someone to track your location from your email address. Use caution when sharing it with someone you don't trust.

https://askleo.com/email-address-location/

 

Stop Saying Skype Needs to Go. It Doesn't

With so many people embracing Microsoft Teams, and Microsoft even offering a free version of the app, many are wondering why Skype is still around and why the company doesn’t actually kill this app.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/what-s-new-in-the-latest-skype-preview-update-531708.shtml

 

Zoom security issues: Here's everything that's gone wrong (so far)

More than a dozen security and privacy problems have been found in Zoom. Here's an updated list.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/zoom-security-privacy-woes

 

Microsoft’s new ‘One Outlook’ app leaks online

Designed to replace the built-in Windows 10 Mail app

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/4/22213300/microsoft-one-outlook-app-windows-10-mail-app-calendar-replacement

 

How To Check If Someone Else Is Using Your Social Security Number

https://www.techjunkie.com/check-someone-else-using-social-security-number/

 

Tech how-to: Watch live TV from your computer without paying for cable

https://www.komando.com/amazon/watch-live-tv-for-free/771979/

 

WhatsApp to Require Users to Share Data With Facebook Via New Privacy Policy

WhatsApp’s previous privacy policy allowed you to opt out from sharing some data with Facebook. But the new policy nixes the option.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/whatsapp-to-require-users-to-share-data-with-facebook-via-new-privacy-policy

 

Microsoft's (MSFT) Efforts to Boost Windows OS Bode Well

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsofts-msft-efforts-boost-windows-135901383.html

 

When Will Google Delete Data in Inactive Accounts?

https://www.howtogeek.com/705245/when-will-google-delete-data-in-inactive-accounts/

 

Our Favorite Ways to Back Up a Windows PC

https://lifehacker.com/our-favorite-ways-to-back-up-a-windows-pc-1845994254

 

SolarWinds hack poses risk to cloud services’ API keys and IAM identities

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cloud-security/solarwinds-hack-poses-risk-to-cloud-services-api-keys-and-iam-identities/

 

AMD in 2021: a look ahead for Team Red

AMD won 2020, how about 2021?

https://www.techradar.com/news/amd-in-2021-a-look-ahead-for-team-red

 

A quick way to delete blank rows in Excel

Deleting blank rows in an Excel data range is easy with this technique, but watch out for unintended consequences.

https://tinyurl.com/y47tfkm3 

 

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/

 

7 of the Best Weather Apps for Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-weather-apps-android/

 

How to use Microsoft Teams on a Chromebook

Whether for work or remote learning, using Microsoft Teams on a Chromebook is a doddle.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-microsoft-teams-chromebook

 

How to Move Apps to another Drive in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/81680-move-apps-another-drive-windows-10-a.html

 

Microsoft Blocks Sunburst Malware at Root of SolarWinds Hack

The dangerous malware has infected numerous US government departments.

https://www.makeuseof.com/microsoft-blocks-sunburst-malware-solarwinds-hack/

 

Data breach broker selling user records stolen from 26 companies

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/data-breach-broker-selling-user-records-stolen-from-26-companies/

 

Can I Stop Others from Forwarding Messages?

It's not only impossible to prevent email from being forwarded; you can't even prevent that forward from being altered, forged or defaced.

https://askleo.com/stop-others-forwarding/

 

wnr

Minimalistic work/rest time management application that allows you to set timers and can display notifications when you need to start or stop working

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Clocks-Time-Management/wnr.shtml

 

Huge Windows 10 redesign leaked by Microsoft — what we know

Windows 10's got a "sweeping visual rejuvenation" coming soon

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/microsoft-leaks-huge-windows-10-redesign-news-what-we-know

 

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 480 heralds a new wave of budget 5G phones

5G phones for as low as $125 are coming soon

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/4/22204586/qualcomm-snapdragon-480-5g-android-smartphone-price

 

How To Recover Your PIN Or Password On The Samsung Galaxy J7

https://www.techjunkie.com/forgot-pin-password-on-samsung-galaxy-j7-solution/

 

Staring at a screen all day? The trick to preventing painful eye strain

https://www.komando.com/amazon/blue-light-glasses/771948/

 

Gigabyte: Intel's Rocket Lake Desktop CPUs Will Arrive in March

Gigabyte also says owners of its Z490 motherboards that feature the PCIe 4.0 interface will be able to run Rocket Lake CPUs following an update to the motherboard’s BIOS.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/gigabyte-intels-rocket-lake-desktop-cpus-will-arrive-in-march

 

Woman issues warning after being 'robbed' on popular iPhone app: ‘They stole $7,000'

https://news.yahoo.com/tiktoker-shares-simple-hack-help-182520226.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=2_04

 

How to Change Microphone Volume in Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/700524/how-to-change-microphone-volume-in-windows-10/

 

Up Your Video Selfie Game With This Apple Watch Hack

https://lifehacker.com/up-your-selfie-video-game-with-this-apple-watch-hack-1846000983

 

Fourth breach at T-Mobile puts focus on security post mergers

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/mobile-security/fourth-breach-at-t-mobile-puts-focus-on-security-of-post-mergers/

 

CES 2021 preview: what to expect from the upcoming online-only tech expo

CES 2021 goes digital from January 11 - 14

https://www.techradar.com/news/ces-2021-dates-schedule-news-registration

 

5 ways to delete blank rows in Excel

Deleting blank rows in an Excel data set isn't difficult, but Excel 2016 is the only version that offers predictable results.

https://tinyurl.com/yyob6xus

   

Windows 10 sync settings not working

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-sync-settings-not-working

 

Local Backups vs. Cloud Backups: Which Is Best?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/local-backups-vs-cloud-backups/

 

Windows update to remove Adobe Flash Player will soon be easier to install

Microsoft will add a Windows update to remove Adobe Flash to Windows Server Update Service in early 2021.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-update-remove-adobe-flash-player-will-soon-be-easier-grab

 

How to Turn On or Off Core Isolation Virtualization-based Security for Memory Integrity in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/104025-turn-off-core-isolation-memory-integrity-windows-10-a.html

 

7 Unmistakable Signs You’ve Become an Internet Troll

Spending too much time engaging with trolls on the internet? Here are signs that you're becoming one yourself.

https://www.makeuseof.com/signs-of-internet-troll/

 

Microsoft's unreleased Windows Core Polaris OS leaks online

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsofts-unreleased-windows-core-polaris-os-leaks-online/

 

Is Your DNA For Sale?

https://askbobrankin.com/is_your_dna_for_sale.html

 

WindowsSpyBlocker

Enforce the security on your computer by adding extra Firewall and NCSI rules to protect your PC from potentially harmful web domains

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Security-Related/WindowsSpyBlocker.shtml

 

FBI: Hackers are using your smart-home devices to call the cops on you

'Swatting' attacks take new twist

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/fbi-swatting-warning

 

This LG display transforms from flat to curved for immersive gaming

The prototype will be demonstrated at this year’s virtual CES

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/4/22212808/lg-display-48-inch-bendable-oled-tv-gaming-vibrate-sound-cso-technology

 

The Best 5Ghz WiFi Channel For Your Router [December 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/the-best-wifi-channel-for-5ghz/

 

10 best features on your new Apple Watch

https://www.komando.com/how-tos/best-apple-watch-features/771961/

 

Amazon Pledges $2B to Build Over 20K Affordable Homes

The housing will be built in Washington State’s Puget Sound region, Arlington, Virginia, and Nashville, Tennessee.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/amazon-pledges-2b-to-build-over-20k-affordable-homes

 

How to fix a PS5's 'Cannot Connect to the Wi-Fi Network' error message

https://www.yahoo.com/news/fix-ps5s-cannot-connect-wi-163121363.html

 

How to See How Much RAM Is in Your Chromebook

https://www.howtogeek.com/703848/how-to-see-how-much-ram-is-in-your-chromebook/

 

Ditch 'The Great Suspender' Before It Becomes a Security Risk

https://lifehacker.com/ditch-the-great-suspender-before-it-becomes-a-security-1845989664

 

Microsoft doesn’t treat its source code like a trade secret. Is that smart?

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/microsoft-doesnt-treat-its-source-code-like-a-trade-secret-is-that-smart/

 

Two foldable iPhone designs have reportedly passed durability tests

And a new patent emerges

https://www.techradar.com/news/two-foldable-iphone-designs-have-reportedly-passed-durability-tests

 

Copy an Excel sheet from one workbook to another

Susan Harkins shows you two quick ways to copy data from one Excel workbook to another.

https://tinyurl.com/yyuabp3k 

 

SmartByte Network Service causes slow Internet speed on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/smartbyte-network-service-causes-slow-internet-speed

 

What Is 6G and How Does It Work?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-is-6g/

 

History and open tab syncing rolling out to Microsoft Edge

Some people already see the option to sync open tabs and their browsing history from Microsoft Edge across devices.

https://www.windowscentral.com/history-and-open-tab-sync-rolling-out-microsoft-edge

 

How to Manage Optional Features in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7565-manage-optional-features-windows-10-a.html

 

This Cheap Powerful Board Blows Raspberries at the Pi

The $53 Banana Pi BPI-M5 comes with something the Pi 4 doesn't.

https://www.makeuseof.com/banana-pi-m5-released/

 

Beware: PayPal phishing texts state your account is 'limited'

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/beware-paypal-phishing-texts-state-your-account-is-limited/

Watch Out for COVID Vaccine 'Wait List' Scams

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/watch-out-for-covid-vaccine-wait-list-scams-1845984865

 

Watch Out for COVID Vaccine 'Wait List' Scams

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/watch-out-for-covid-vaccine-wait-list-scams-1845984865

 

cURL

Use this open source tool to transfer files using URL syntax benefiting from the support for a large number of protocols and certificates

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Programming/File-Editors/cURL.shtml

 

Intel Rocket Lake release date just leaked — here's when it's coming

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/intel-rocket-lake-release-date-just-leaked-heres-when-its-coming

 

Here’s what we know about the Google union so far

The announcement of the Alphabet Workers Union is a big step forward that raises even bigger questions

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/5/22215171/google-alphabet-union-cwa-organizers-goals-explainer

 

How To Turn Off Skype Read Receipts For Mobile And Desktop

https://www.techjunkie.com/turn-off-skype-read-receipts/

 

7 tips and tricks you didn’t know you could do with Gmail

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/7-gmail-tips-and-tricks/771960/

 

SolarWinds Hack Drives New Growth in Corporate Cybersecurity Spending

Arguably the biggest cyberattack of all time ended 2020, and companies are shoring up their defenses.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/solarwinds-hack-drives-new-growth-in-corporate-cybersecurity-spending

 

Best Smart Speakers of 2021

https://www.yahoo.com/news/best-smart-speakers-2020-100731232.html

 

How to Teach Your Kid to Play Chess

https://offspring.lifehacker.com/how-to-teach-your-kid-to-play-chess-1845991630

 

Can I Tell If Someone Blocked My Number or Email?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvpiS2T8Aw8&feature=youtu.be&t=2s

 

Cloud Storage as Cloud Backup: Four Safety Rules

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmEa1-FyAq8&feature=youtu.be&t=0s

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Not even 5G could rescue smartphone sales in 2020

Here's to next year

https://techcrunch.com/2020/12/24/not-even-5g-could-rescue-smartphone-sales-in-2020/

 

What 2021 May Bring for Big Tech

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/2021-may-bring-big-tech-150016511.html

 

How to Add a Watch Face on Apple Watch

https://www.howtogeek.com/707031/how-to-add-a-watch-face-on-apple-watch/

 

How Private is YOUR Internet Usage?

https://askbobrankin.com/how_private_is_your_internet_usage.html

 

Where are all the cheap Xbox Series X and PS5-friendly 4K 120Hz TVs?

Cheap high refresh PC monitors abound, but 120Hz 4K TVs with HDMI 2.1 still cost serious money

https://www.techradar.com/news/where-are-all-the-cheap-xbox-series-x-and-ps5-friendly-4k-120hz-tvs

 

2021 PC predictions and eating our words from 2020 | The Full Nerd ep. 163

In this episode of The Full Nerd, we gaze into the crystal ball and the rearview mirror.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3601978/2021-pc-predictions-and-eating-our-words-from-2020-the-full-nerd-ep-163.html

 

U.S. to allow small drones to fly over people and at night

The FAA said its long-awaited rules for the drones will address security concerns by requiring remote identification technology in most cases to enable their identification from the ground.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/us-allow-small-drones-fly-people-night-rcna214

 

Overclocked Intel Core i9-11900K @5.2 GHz on all cores can beat the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X in single-thread and multithread benchmarks but at a massive power cost (not recommended)

The i9-11900K is an 8-core, 16-thread CPU. (Image source: Synopsis)The i9-11900K is an 8-core, 16-thread CPU. (Image source: Synopsis)

The Rocket Lake Intel Core i9-11900K processor has turned up another astonishing CPU-Z benchmark score, with an overclocked sample with all cores at 5.2 GHz managing higher single-thread and multithread test results than the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X. But the power cost for a slight improvement might be too high for many.

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Overclocked-Intel-Core-i9-11900K-5-2-GHz-on-all-cores-can-beat-the-AMD-Ryzen-7-5800X-in-single-thread-and-multithread-benchmarks-but-at-a-massive-power-cost.512734.0.html

 

Zoom stole the headlines, but 2020 was the year of Microsoft Teams

In a year of virtual meetings and classrooms, Microsoft's investment into Teams paid off.

https://www.windowscentral.com/zoom-stole-headlines-2020-was-year-microsoft-teams

 

Adobe now shows alerts in Windows 10 to uninstall Flash Player

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/adobe-now-shows-alerts-in-windows-10-to-uninstall-flash-player/

 

How to connect two computers directly with Ethernet cable on Windows 10

Yes, you can connect two devices running Windows 10 using an Ethernet cable to transfer files without a switch or wireless connectivity, and in this guide, you'll learn the steps to complete the task.

https://pureinfotech.com/connect-two-computers-directly-ethernet-cable-windows-10/

 

Scientists say they invented a 10-second coronavirus test that’s 99% accurate

https://bgr.com/2021/01/04/covid-test-swab-replacement-10-second-mouth-sample/

 

7 Apple Watch settings you should change right away

We'll show you how to adjust activity goals, ditch random screenshots and stop Siri from always talking to you.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/7-apple-watch-settings-you-should-change-right-away/

 

Macrorit Disk Partition Expert Free Edition

Manage the space on your disks and partitions more effectively and maintain your volumes' optimal performance using this user-friendly tool

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/HDD-Tools/Macrorit-Disk-Partition-Expert-Free.shtml

 

SolarWinds hack may be much worse than originally feared

Some 250 government agencies and businesses may have been affected

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/2/22210667/solarwinds-hack-worse-government-microsoft-cybersecurity

 

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

 

What's the Difference Between Android TV and Google TV?

Are Android TV and Google TV the same thing? Not quite. We explain the difference between these two Google systems.

https://www.makeuseof.com/android-tv-google-tv-differences/

 

The one trick I use to start my inbox with a clean slate every year

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/archive-your-inbox/770924/

 

11 Xbox Series X, Series S Tips to Customize Your Console

The Xbox Series X and Series S have many settings and features that can improve your gaming experience; you just need to know how to set everything up.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/xbox-series-x-series-s-tips

 

Google Staff Launch Union, Escalating Tension With Leaders

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-workers-launch-union-escalating-110500428.html

 

What Is “Binning” for Computer Components?

https://www.howtogeek.com/705101/what-is-binning-for-computer-components/

 

Ring With Ting - Save on Your Mobile Phone Bill

https://askbobrankin.com/ring_with_ting_save_on_your_mobile_phone_bill.html

 

How to turn off PS5 adaptive triggers and haptic feedback

You can disable the PS5 DualSense controller’s special features

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-turn-off-ps5-adaptive-triggers-and-haptic-feedback

 

How to install a graphics card

Few improvements add as much punch to a PC as upgrading your graphics card. Here's how.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2913370/how-to-install-a-graphics-card.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

 

Why Are There So Many Internet Jerks?

The internet, and social media specifically, seems like a breeding ground for jerks. Did it actually create them, or just expose those already among us?

https://askleo.com/why-are-there-so-many-internet-jerks/

 

An old build of Windows Core 'Polaris' has leaked online

Not as exciting as it sounds, though.

https://www.windowscentral.com/old-build-windows-core-polaris-has-leaked-online

 

Swatters hijack smart home devices to watch emergency responders

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/swatters-hijack-smart-home-devices-to-watch-emergency-responders/

 

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/

 

LG’s new gaming display bends when you need it to

https://bgr.com/2021/01/04/lg-bendable-oled-display-ces-2021/

 

Android 11 rolls out widely to US unlocked Galaxy S20 series

One UI 3.0 for Samsung's main 2020 flagships

https://www.androidpolice.com/2021/01/01/android-11-rolls-out-widely-to-us-unlocked-galaxy-s20-series/

 

Macrorit Disk Partition Expert Free Edition Portable

Efficiently manage the occupied and free space on your hard drives and partitions while optimizing their performance at the same time

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/HDD-Tools/Macrorit-Disk-Partition-Expert-Free-Edition-Portable.shtml

 

Slack starts 2021 with a massive outage (Update: backup after a coup hours)

Most of the issues appeared resolved by about 3PM ET Monday

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/4/22213105/slack-outage-down-2021-server-error

 

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

 

10 Tips and Tricks for Using Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is made for communication and meetings. Use these tips to maximize your productivity when collaborating in real time.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tips-and-tricks-for-using-microsoft-teams/

 

How to protect your new tech in 5 minutes

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/protect-new-tech-in-5-minutes/771284/

 

Apple Backtracks, Allows Amphetamine App to Remain in App Store

After saying Amphetamine violated App Store rules banning apps that encourage the consumption or sale of drugs, Apple reversed its decision and will allow the sleep-mode app to remain.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/apple-backtracks-allows-amphetamine-app-to-remain-in-app-store

 

It takes a lot of energy for machines to learn – here's why AI is so power-hungry

https://www.yahoo.com/news/takes-lot-energy-machines-learn-194105927.html

 

How to Enable a Firefox Extension in Private Browsing Mode

https://www.howtogeek.com/702133/how-to-enable-a-firefox-extension-in-private-browsing-mode/

 

Access Denied? Here's the Fix...

https://askbobrankin.com/access_denied_heres_the_fix.html

 

Portless iPhone 13 rumors: could 2021 bring phones without connectors?

Is 2021 the year Apple embraces a portless world?

https://www.techradar.com/news/portless-iphone-13-rumors

Report: Windows' Mail, Calendar apps could be replaced by a web-based client

Project Monarch would consolidate the various flavors of Outlook into a "One Outlook" client. Eventually, that could include the traditional Microsoft 365 version of Outlook, too.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3602650/report-windows-mail-calendar-apps-could-be-replaced-by-a-web-based-client.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

 

What Do I Do About Adobe Flash End of Life in 2020?

Support for Adobe Flash will end at the end of 2020. The good news is that most sites have stopped needing it. For those that do, there's really no alternative.

https://askleo.com/adobe-flash-end-of-life/

 

Microsoft: SolarWinds hackers didn't access customer data

Microsoft, like many other companies, was recently hit with an unprecedented cyber-attack.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-solarwinds-hackers-didnt-access-customer-data

 

Microsoft: SolarWinds hackers' goal was the victims' cloud data

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-solarwinds-hackers-goal-was-the-victims-cloud-data/

 

HOW TO SEE WHAT’S TAKING UP SPACE ON A HARD DRIVE ON WINDOWS 10

Windows 10 includes a tool to quickly analyze and find out how the hard drive space is being used to help understand where to begin deleting files to free up space.

https://pureinfotech.com/whats-taking-up-space-hard-drive-windows-10/

 

MicroMod review

https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/articles/micromod-review

 

First Xiaomi Mi 11 Snapdragon 888 benchmarks: Comparable performance to the A13 Bionic but with up to 65% higher power consumption than the Snapdragon 865

https://www.notebookcheck.net/First-Xiaomi-Mi-11-Snapdragon-888-benchmarks-Comparable-performance-to-the-A13-Bionic-but-with-up-to-65-higher-power-consumption-than-the-Snapdragon-865.512607.0.html

 

PaperScan Scanner Software Free Edition

A simple yet powerful scanning software that enables you to operate a wide variety of image adjustments so you can enhance the appearance of your photos

https://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/AutoRun-Builders/PaperScan-Free.shtml

 

Google workers announce plans to unionize

The union will be open to all Alphabet employees and contractors

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/4/22212347/google-employees-contractors-announce-union-cwa-alphabet

 

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

 

Ambilight on a Budget: Govee's Latest TV Immersion Backlight Is Its Best Yet

The smartest DIY ambilight kit we've seen yet. The Govee Immersion Backlight is great bias light, but does so much more as well.

https://www.makeuseof.com/govee-immersion-backlight-review/

 

How to delete yourself from the internet: 7 strategies

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/how-to-delete-yourself-from-the-internet-7-strategies/683115/

 

How to Transfer Your Facebook Photos and Videos to Another Service

Send all those photos and videos you’ve posted on Facebook to Google Photos, Dropbox, and other services.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-transfer-facebook-photos-videos-to-google-photos

 

How to record and send audio messages

https://www.yahoo.com/news/record-send-audio-messages-132005781.html

 

How to Change The App Layout to a List on Apple Watch

https://www.howtogeek.com/696126/how-to-change-the-app-layout-to-a-list-on-apple-watch/

 

Is It Time to Reset Your Web Browser?

https://askbobrankin.com/is_it_time_to_reset_your_web_browser.html

 

How to play Cards Against Humanity online with friends, family or on your own

Not really 'cards', but the next best thing

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-play-cards-against-humanity-online

 

The tech that died in 2020

Some tech we'll miss. To others, we say good riddance.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3601872/the-tech-that-died-in-2020.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

 

Why Are There So Many Internet Jerks?

The internet, and social media specifically, seems like a breeding ground for jerks. Did it actually create them, or just expose those already among us?

https://askleo.com/why-are-there-so-many-internet-jerks/

 

NAS played an essential role for those working from home in 2020

https://www.windowscentral.com/nas-played-essential-role-those-working-home-2020

 

US Treasury warns of ransomware targeting COVID-19 vaccine research

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-treasury-warns-of-ransomware-targeting-covid-19-vaccine-research/

 

How to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7

If you're still on Windows 7, you can upgrade to Windows 10, and here are the instructions to complete the task keeping your files and apps without issues.

https://pureinfotech.com/upgrade-to-windows-10-from-windows-7/

 

How to Use Microsoft Outlook Online’s File View

https://www.howtogeek.com/697510/how-to-use-microsoft-outlook-onlines-file-view/

 

Linux No-Copy Bvec Patches Revved For The New Year As Another I/O Optimization

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-No-Copy-Bvcec-Patches

 

FreeBasic

A handy code compiler that was especially designed in order to provide developers with a simple means of putting together applications and libraries

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Programming/Coding-languages-Compilers/FreeBasic.shtml

 

Microsoft planning ‘sweeping visual rejuvenation of Windows’

Microsoft wants to say ‘Windows is BACK’

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/4/22212817/microsoft-windows-10-visual-changes-update-sun-valley-2021

 

How to upgrade from an older Mac operating system to macOS Catalina or Big Sur

Apple supports macOS migrations back several releases, but you can wind up with too big a gap.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3597998/how-to-upgrade-from-an-older-mac-operating-system-to-macos-catalina-or-big-sur.html

 

Has Your Bank Account Been Hacked? 5 Things to Check

Your savings could be at risk. Here's how to spot if your bank account has been hacked and what to do next if it was.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/bank-account-hacked-things-check/

 

Kim’s DIY Security tip: 7 online security basics everyone should know

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/kims-diy-security-tip-7-online-security-basics-everyone-should-know/702212/

 

14 Essential Apps for Protecting Your Privacy Online

Everywhere you look, it seems some company is either spying on their users or failing to protect their users' data. Protecting yourself might seem like a hopeless task, but these top privacy apps can really make a difference.

https://www.pcmag.com/picks/essential-apps-for-protecting-your-privacy-online?test_uuid=001OQhoHLBxsrrrMgWU3gQF&test_variant=b

 

Sick of slow Wi-Fi at home? Try these tricks

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/slow-wifi-work-from-home-zoom-asurion-161939307.html

 

Cloud Storage as Cloud Backup: Four Safety Rules

Cloud service providers often give us lots of storage we can use for cloud backup. How to use it safely, however, isn't always obvious.

https://askleo.com/cloud-storage-as-cloud-backup/

 

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

 

Can I Stop Others from Forwarding Messages?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMswzVX121M&feature=youtu.be&t=0s

 

Can People Track My Email Address Location? What Your Email Address Tells People

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp1PLT8N7Ro&feature=youtu.be&t=0s

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As Understanding of Russian Hacking Grows, So Does Alarm

Those behind the widespread intrusion into government and corporate networks exploited seams in U.S. defenses and gave away nothing to American monitoring of their systems.

https://tinyurl.com/ycsknaw7

   

Take These Cards Out of Your Wallet Right Now

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/cards-wallet-now-140047796.html

 

How to Open Edge’s InPrivate Mode with a Keyboard Shortcut

https://www.howtogeek.com/700962/how-to-open-edges-inprivate-mode-with-a-keyboard-shortcut/

 

T-Mobile says hackers accessed some customer call records in data breach

https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/03/t-mobile-call-records-data-breach/

 

An ode to Adobe Flash, and how it saved my future

A tribute to Flash.

https://www.windowscentral.com/ode-adobe-flash-and-how-it-saved-my-future

 

Microsoft has asked AMD for help in combating Xbox Series X stock shortages

Microsoft is 'working as hard as we can' to increase Xbox Series X/S stock

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-has-asked-amd-for-help-in-combating-xbox-series-x-stock-shortages

 

LG Display: Your next gaming monitor could have a 48-inch bendable OLED screen that produces sound without speakers

During CES 2021, LG Display will showcase a 48-inch bendable cinematic sound OLED (CSO) display designed to be curved for gaming and flat for TV viewing.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/lg-display-your-next-gaming-monitor-could-have-a-48-inch-bendable-oled-screen-that-produces-sound-without-speakers/

 

AskBob's Best of 2020 - Part One

https://askbobrankin.com/askbobs_best_of_2020_part_one.html

 

The 2020 SolarWinds reality check: As cleanup continues, community considers implications

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/year-in-review/the-2020-solarwinds-reality-check-as-cleanup-continues-community-considers-implications/

 

Home appliance giant Whirlpool hit in Nefilim ransomware attack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/home-appliance-giant-whirlpool-hit-in-nefilim-ransomware-attack/

 

Amazon Gift Card Scam Delivers Dridex This Holiday Season

Dridex operators launch a social engineering scam that promises victims a $100 gift card but delivers a banking Trojan.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/amazon-gift-card-scam-delivers-dridex-this-holiday-season/d/d-id/1339810

 

You got an Amazon Echo for the holidays — here are the first things you should do

  - You may have received an Amazon Echo over the holidays.

  - It can do more than just tell you the weather or sports scores.

  - Here’s how to use it to control your smart home, get a daily briefing, change the default music service and more.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/30/amazon-echo-tips-and-tricks-things-to-try-with-your-new-echo.html

 

Google drops Play Store option for all Android users – and starts deleting your data

IF YOU still have digital purchases stored in Google Play Music, you should race to download or transfer the songs, playlists and albums as soon as possible. If not, Google will begin deleting your purchases right now.

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1378592/Google-Play-Music-Deadline-Transfer-Save-Music-Purchases-Delete

 

HxCFloppyEmulator

Create a SD or USB floppy server that enables you to play some of the old games you are nostalgic about using this intuitive application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/HxCFloppyEmulator.shtml

 

Nashville Bombing Spotlights Vulnerable Voice, Data Networks

https://www.securityweek.com/nashville-bombing-spotlights-vulnerable-voice-data-networks

 

How to make use of typographic refinement in Pages and other macOS software

Apple has built in many features that are a bit hard to find and understand for tweaking type and adding flourishes.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3601706/how-to-make-use-of-typographic-refinement-in-pages-and-other-macos-software.html

 

Does Your Phone Listen to You for Ads? Or Is It Just Coincidence?

Your phone has a built-in microphone. Is your phone listening to you and sharing your secrets with Google or Facebook?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/your-smartphone-listening-or-coincidence/

 

3 simple ways to clean up your Windows PC

https://www.komando.com/how-tos/3-simple-ways-to-clean-up-your-windows-pc/771678/

 

The Best Ransomware Protection for 2021

When a ransomware attack turns your most important files into encrypted gibberish, and paying to get those files back is your only option, you're in big trouble. Choose the best ransomware protection for your PC to prevent those attacks from ever happening.

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

 

Eight iPhone Camera Tips for 2021 and Beyond

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/eight-iphone-camera-tips-2021-120000939.html

 

10 Tips and Tricks for iPadOS 14

https://www.howtogeek.com/705725/10-tips-and-tricks-for-ipados-14/

 

How artificial intelligence will be used in 2021

Scale AI CEO Alexandr Wang forecasts the biggest emerging use cases

https://techcrunch.com/2020/12/31/how-artificial-intelligence-will-be-used-in-2021/

 

How to make a full backup of your Windows 10 PC

You should always create a full backup to safeguard your files and Windows 10 setup. This guide will show you the instructions to complete this task with the System Image Backup tool.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-make-full-backup-windows-10

 

LG could reveal a flexible monitor at CES 2021, with movie and gaming modes

The future is flexible

https://www.techradar.com/news/lg-could-reveal-a-flexible-monitor-at-ces-2021-with-movie-and-gaming-modes

 

LG Display wants to put a 55-inch transparent TV at the foot of your bed

LG Display will demonstrate novel uses for its transparent OLED screens at CES 2021 with applications for food service, transportation, and smart home.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/lg-display-wants-to-put-a-55-inch-transparent-tv-at-the-foot-of-your-bed/

 

AskBob's Best of 2020 - Part Two

https://askbobrankin.com/askbobs_best_of_2020_part_two.html

 

Ticketmaster fined $10 million in corporate espionage scheme

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/ticketmaster-fined-10-million-in-corporate-espionage-scheme/

 

UK NCA visits WeLeakInfo users to warn of using stolen data

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/uk-nca-visits-weleakinfo-users-to-warn-of-using-stolen-data/

 

Microsoft, McAfee, Rapid7, and Others Form New Ransomware Task Force

Industry group wants to get a framework in the hands of the new administration's cybersecurity officials by early spring 2021.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/microsoft-mcafee-rapid7-and-others-form-new-ransomware-task-force-/d/d-id/1339802

 

Op-ed: What nobody else will say about the new cybersecurity crisis

  - Big cyberattacks can start to seem like routine annoyances.

  - But anyone tempted to dismiss the recent SolarWinds and FireEye breaches as routine should think again.

  - At the federal level, we’re still dragging our feet on cybersecurity.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/29/op-ed-what-nobody-else-will-say-about-the-new-cybersecurity-crisis.html

 

You can’t unsee Tedlexa, the Internet of Things/AI bear of your nightmares

From the archives: Teddy Ruxpin + Arduino + Raspberry Pi + Alexa = What could go wrong?

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/01/you-cant-unsee-tedlexa-the-internet-of-thingsai-bear-of-your-nightmares/

 

DiskInternals Linux Recovery

Recover the erased or damaged information that is kept on Ext2/Ext3 partitions with this lightweight and easy-to-use application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/DiskInternals-Linux-Recovery.shtml

 

FBI: Home Surveillance Devices Hacked to Record Swatting Attacks

https://www.securityweek.com/fbi-home-surveillance-devices-hacked-record-swatting-attacks

 

Thunderbolt 3 adapter guide: How to connect an iPhone, display, hard drive, and more to a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air

Make room in your laptop bag.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3136583/macbook-pro-thunderbolt-3-adapter-guide-how-to-connect-an-iphone-display-hard-drive-and-more.html

 

iOS 14.3 Is Now Available, and Here's What's New...

Apple has released iOS 14.3, which adds Apple Fitness+, and ProRAW photos for iPhone 12 Pro

https://www.makeuseof.com/ios-14-3-release-apple-fitness-proraw/

 

Free check to see if your router has been hacked by criminals

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/see-if-your-router-has-been-hacked/312613/

 

Kaspersky vs. Norton: Which Top Antivirus Keeps Your Mac Safer?

Macs aren’t immune to viruses and malware—that’s an old myth. Kaspersky and Norton's security suites both offer the protection your Mac needs, and our matchup can help you choose the one that's right for you.

https://www.pcmag.com/comparisons/kaspersky-vs-norton-which-top-antivirus-keeps-your-mac-safer

 

A key selling point of the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X can't be used on the vast majority of TVs

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

 

How to Highlight Text in Microsoft Word

https://www.howtogeek.com/699120/how-to-highlight-text-in-microsoft-word/

 

Understanding Europe’s big push to rewrite the digital rulebook

https://techcrunch.com/2020/12/30/understanding-europes-big-push-to-rewrite-the-digital-rulebook/

 

Time to upgrade to Wi-Fi 6 with TP-Link's Archer AX1800 router on sale for $100

https://www.windowscentral.com/time-upgrade-wi-fi-6-tp-links-archer-ax1800-router-sale-100

 

How to set up a security camera system for your home

Complete DIY protection

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-set-up-a-security-camera-system-for-your-home

 

7 handy Terminal commands for Mac users to know

These basic Terminal commands are often overlooked, though are useful for Mac users trying to obtain information about a system they may not be familiar with quickly and efficiently.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/7-handy-terminal-commands-for-mac-users-to-know/

 

HOWTO: Searching the Deep Web and the Dark Web

https://askbobrankin.com/howto_searching_the_deep_web_and_the_dark_web.html

 

New Golang worm turns Windows and Linux servers into monero miners

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/malware/new-golang-worm-turns-windows-and-linux-servers-into-monero-miners/

 

Multi-platform card skimmer found on Shopify, BigCommerce stores

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/multi-platform-card-skimmer-found-on-shopify-bigcommerce-stores/

 

5 Email Threat Predictions for 2021

As domains get cheaper, account takeovers get easier, and cloud computing usage expands, email-borne attacks will take advantage.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/5-email-threat-predictions-for-2021-/b/d-id/1339786

 

Standout Tech Products of 2020

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Standout-Tech-Products-of-2020-86957.html

 

[Update: Jan. 02] Samsung Android 11 (One UI 3.0) update tracker: Galaxy devices that have received the beta/stable OS so far

https://piunikaweb.com/2021/01/02/samsung-android-11-one-ui-3-0-update-tracker/

 

Print.Test.Page.OK

A simple, but at the same time practical function as an alternative to the standard test page with different pages and individual adjustment options!

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Other-Office-Tools/Print-Test-Page-OK.shtml

 

U.S. Treasury Warns Financial Institutions of COVID-19 Vaccine-Related Cyberattacks, Scams

https://www.securityweek.com/us-treasury-warns-financial-institutions-covid-19-vaccine-related-cyberattacks-scams

 

How to restore a previous version of your Pages, Keynote, and other documents in macOS

Apple’s Mac apps and those of some other developers auto-save and let you browse past versions.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3601929/how-to-restore-a-previous-version-of-your-pages-keynote-and-other-documents-in-macos.html

 

What Is Windows Core OS?

Windows Core OS is a stripped back version of Windows, but will it replace WIndows 10?

https://www.makeuseof.com/what-is-windows-core-os/

 

Change this privacy setting in Google to share less of your data

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/google-smart-features-privacy/765422/

 

All NYC Subway Stations, Buses Now Accept Apple Pay Mobile Payments

New York City has completed its rollout of the One Metro New York (ONMY) mobile payment system, which includes support for Apple Pay across all subway stations and in buses.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/all-nyc-subway-stations-buses-now-accept-apple-pay-mobile-payments

 

The Marketplace Is Demanding Ethical AI

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/b17aea24-abd8-38d6-bf44-8b7e16e9580f/the-marketplace-is-demanding.html

 

How to Control Alerts and Notifications on Your Apple Watch

https://www.howtogeek.com/701822/how-to-control-alerts-and-notifications-on-your-apple-watch/

 

From the US to China, Korea, India and Europe, antitrust action against tech is gaining serious momentum

https://techcrunch.com/2020/12/29/global-antitrust-gaining-serious-momentum/

 

How to set up and use a headset on Windows 10

https://www.windowscentral.com/setting-your-headset-windows-10

 

Best TV accessories: everything your TV needs

How to kit out your television with the best TV accessories

https://www.techradar.com/best/tv-accessories

 

Why the next 10 years may belong to ARM

Commentary: ARM has been growing for some time, but it may have just hit an inflection point.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-the-next-10-years-may-belong-to-arm/

 

Spam and Malware: Why Do They Exist?

https://askbobrankin.com/spam_and_malware_why_do_they_exist.html

Non-profit founded by Gates Foundation suffers massive exposure of student records

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/student-college-non-profit-founded-by-gates-foundation-suffers-student-records-breach/

 

Fake Amazon gift card emails deliver the Dridex malware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fake-amazon-gift-card-emails-deliver-the-dridex-malware/

 

Prepare to Fight Upcoming Cyber-Threat Innovations

Cybercriminals are preparing to use computing performance innovations to launch new types of attacks.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/prepare-to-fight-upcoming-cyber-threat-innovations/a/d-id/1339592

 

The Essential Need for 5G

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/The-Essential-Need-for-5G-86958.html

 

GOOGLE NEEDS TO CONSIDER CLOUD SYNCING THESE FIVE THINGS TO COMPLETE THE NEW CHROMEBOOK EXPERIENCE

https://chromeunboxed.com/google-needs-to-consider-cloud-syncing-these-five-things-to-complete-the-new-chromebook-experience/

 

Microsoft Safety Scanner

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

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

 

Google: Microsoft Improperly Patched Exploited Windows Vulnerability

https://www.securityweek.com/google-microsoft-improperly-patched-exploited-windows-vulnerability

 

If you’re using AFP to share a Mac drive, It’s time to change

You may need to tweak some settings to keep sharing volumes after upgrading to High Sierra or later.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3600899/using-afp-to-share-a-mac-drive-its-time-to-change.html

 

How to Inspect Suspicious Links Using Your Browser's Inbuilt Tools

If you encounter a suspicious link, check it out using the tools available in your browser.

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-inspect-suspicious-links-with-browser-tools/

 

The big online banking mistake you didn’t know you were making

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/big-online-banking-mistake/771862/

 

Microsoft Taps AMD for Assistance With Xbox Series X Production

Xbox boss Phil Spencer says Microsoft has reached out to AMD for additional help meeting the high Xbox Series X demand it's been facing since November.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-taps-amd-for-assistance-with-xbox-series-x-production

 

A touchless 2020

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/touchless-contactless-technology-2020-160048513.html

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iTQXC5HOK8&feature=youtu.be&t=6s

 

Facebook Hacked? What You Need to Do NOW! Don't get hacked again!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj6WInKdnkU&feature=youtu.be&t=4s

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