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Sat 01/16/2021 2150
Fri 01/15/2021 2149
Thur 01/14/2021 2148
Wed 01/13/2021 2147
Tue 01/12/2021 2146
Mon 01/11/2021 2145
Sun 01/10/2021 2144

Sat 2150 01/16/2021

(Included: in this posting, the last article is an APCUG Virtual Technology Conference Recording and will be part of the next posting)

 

Stacktrace Podcast 118: “The real reality is gone”

https://9to5mac.com/2021/01/13/stacktrace-podcast-118-the-real-reality-is-gone/

 

TCL teases a 17-inch tablet that unfurls like a scroll

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tcl-17-inch-scroll-tablet-172125383.html

 

How to Move the Taskbar to the Top of Your Screen on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/704038/how-to-move-the-taskbar-to-the-top-of-your-screen-on-windows-10/

 

AMD CEO Lisa Su talks: Chip shortages, GPU prices, more cores, Apple M1, and tariffs

AMD's Dr. Lisa Su talks about increasing supply, what Apple's M1 means for the chip industry, and how 16- and 64-cores aren't the end for CPUs.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3602982/amd-ceo-lisa-su-talks-chip-shortages-gpu-prices-more-cores-apple-m1-and-tariffs.html

 

Tweak Windows 10 with WinSlap

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/13/tweak-windows-10-with-winslap/

 

How to force applications to open on primary monitor in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-force-applications-to-open-on-primary-monitor-in-windows-10

 

How to get an accurate sum in filtered Excel lists

https://tinyurl.com/yxluk59f

  

Microsoft patches Defender antivirus zero-day exploited in the wild

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-patches-defender-antivirus-zero-day-exploited-in-the-wild/

 

What Are Windows PE Bootable Recovery Disks?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/windows-pe-bootable-recovery-disks/

 

At CES 2021, this touchless video doorbell rings itself so your hands stay clean

A doorbell for the coronavirus age: Just stand on the mat before the camera and the doorbell will ring.

https://www.cnet.com/news/alarm-com-touchless-video-doorbell-ces-2021-rings-itself-so-your-hands-stay-clean/

 

This popular VPN has been hit by a major security vulnerability

Latest SaferVPN vulnerability could allow for local privilege escalation on Windows

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-popular-vpn-has-been-hit-by-a-major-security-vulnerability

 

Google now owns Fitbit

Both companies reiterated pledges to be device-agnostic and to keep user data private.

https://www.engadget.com/google-now-owns-fitbit-141747501.html

 

Apple announces new projects related to its $100 million pledge for racial equity and justice

https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/13/apple-announces-new-projects-related-to-its-100-million-pledge-for-racial-equity-and-justice/

 

Portable Slimjet

A Chromium-based, portable Web browser that enables you to navigate the Internet, manage all downloaded items and save interesting sites as bookmarks

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Internet/Browsers/Portable-Slimjet.shtml#download

 

Google will address Pixel 4A 5G touchscreen woes in February update

Some users started reporting trouble after downloading the December security update

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/13/22230007/google-pixel-4a-5g-touchscreen-issue

 

Why Quantum Computing Advances Raise Privacy Concerns

Your data may not be safe

https://www.lifewire.com/why-quantum-computing-advances-raise-privacy-concerns-5094218

 

Facebook says these Chrome extensions steal your personal data — delete them now

Facebook sues extensions maker for data scraping

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/chrome-extensions-scrape-facebook-data

 

The Best All-In-One Laser Printers [December 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-all-in-one-laser-printers/

 

Update your browser now to keep your computer from being hijacked

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/browser-security-patches/773973/

 

4 WhatsApp Alternatives for Those Worried About Facebook Snooping

WhatsApp's updated privacy policy covers messages between users and businesses, not chats with your friends, but the Facebook panic is real. If you're spooked, give these encrypted messaging apps a try.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/whatsapp-alternatives-for-those-worried-about-facebook-snooping

 

'Wristcam' Apple Watch Camera: everything you need to Know

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/wristcam-apple-watch-camera-everything-222021657.html

 

How to Use Windows 10’s Built-in Screen Capture Tool

https://www.howtogeek.com/706124/how-to-use-windows-10s-built-in-screen-capture-tool/

 

Gigabyte unrolls GeForce 30-series with both Core and Ryzen CPUs

Gigabyte's Aero and Aorus get new hardware, while the G- and A-series will appeal to those on a budget

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3603434/gigabyte-unrolls-geforce-30-series-with-both-core-and-ryzen-cpus.html

 

How to browse hashtags on YouTube

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/13/how-to-browse-hashtags-on-youtube/

 

Windows 10 is connected to Bluetooth but no call audio in Your Phone app

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-is-connected-to-bluetooth-but-no-call-audio-in-your-phone-app

 

Create an Excel data table to compare multiple results

If you want to view multiple possibilities within a Microsoft Excel calculation, the answer is to create a data table.

https://tinyurl.com/y4meqdab 

   

Hackers leak stolen Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine data online

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-leak-stolen-pfizer-covid-19-vaccine-data-online/

 

How to Use Windows 10 Focus Assist to Control Notifications

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

 

MyQ's smart doggy door can open at your pup's command

https://www.cnet.com/videos/myqs-smart-doggy-door-can-open-at-your-pups-command/

 

Best cloud storage 2021 for photos and pictures: free and paid

Whisk your photos away into the safety of the cloud

https://www.techradar.com/best/best-cloud-storage-2019-for-photos-and-pictures

 

Windows 10X leak reveals another attempt at taking on Chrome OS

Microsoft still wants to make a simplified version of Windows.

https://www.engadget.com/windows-10x-leaks-chrome-os-171042558.html

 

Facebook’s EU-US data transfers face their final countdown

https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/13/facebooks-eu-us-data-transfers-face-their-final-countdown/

 

Opera

Web browser with built-in VPN, ad blocker, battery saver, YouTube pop-outs, speed dial and extensions support wrapped up in a customizable interface

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Browsers/Opera-for-Windows-without-Java.shtml

 

Tesla asked to recall 158,000 cars for failing displays

The bricked screens can cause crashes, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/13/22229854/tesla-recall-model-s-x-touchscreens-bricked-failure-nhtsa

 

Microsoft Wants You to Go Passwordless, but Should You?

Fingerprints are the key

https://www.lifewire.com/microsoft-wants-you-to-go-passwordless-but-should-you-5093408

 

Look out! This short Windows 10 command can trash your hard drive [updated]

Flaw could be used in web-based attacks

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/win-10-cmd-borks-drive

 

How To Block Websites In Chrome [January 2021]

https://www.techjunkie.com/block-website-chrome/

 

iPhone tricks: 5 clever ways to customize your home screen

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/customize-iphone-home-screen/773737/

 

Sony's New Lip-Reading Technology Could Boost Accessibility—or Invade Privacy

Sony's Visual Speech Enablement uses cameras and AI to read lips from far distances, no matter the noise. But are its accessibility benefits overshadowed by the potential for privacy violations?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/sonys-new-lip-reading-technology-could-boost-accessibility-or-invade-privacy

 

HP says its latest Envy 14 runs for up to 16.5 hours on a single charge

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/hp-envy-14-ces-2021-elite-wireless-earbuds-010056033.html

 

What Health Conditions Can an Apple Watch Detect?

https://www.howtogeek.com/704441/what-health-conditions-can-an-apple-watch-detect/

 

Windows 10X leaks: Hands-on with Microsoft's new, simplified OS

Microsoft's new Windows 10X continues to look somewhat boring, but that's okay.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3603437/windows-10x-leaks-hands-on-with-microsofts-new-simplified-os.html

 

Thunderbird 78.6.1 is a security and bug fix update

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/12/thunderbird-78-6-1-is-a-security-and-bug-fix-update/

 

Sysmon for Windows 10 gets malware process tampering detection

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/sysmon-for-windows-10-gets-malware-process-tampering-detection-104827/

 

3 quick and easy ways to summarize Excel data

Summarizing data in Microsoft Excel doesn't have to be difficult. Put these few techniques to work for almost magical results.

https://tinyurl.com/y2ul5gbf

   

Intel adds hardware-based ransomware detection to 11th gen CPUs

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/intel-adds-hardware-based-ransomware-detection-to-11th-gen-cpus/

 

4 of the Best Android Emulators For Mac

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-android-emulators-mac/

 

How Samsung TVs will take your at-home workouts to the next level in 2021

The new Samsung Health feature offers workouts from fitness gurus such as Jillian Michaels.

https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-health-tvs-take-at-home-workouts-to-the-next-level-ces-2021/

 

Best cloud storage services of 2021: Top providers for storing your data online

We've reviewed dozens of the best cloud storage providers, but which one is best?

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-best-cloud-storage

 

Microsoft and Oracle are working on digital COVID-19 vaccine cards

Salesforce and the Mayo Clinic are also part of the Vaccination Credential Initiative.

https://www.engadget.com/covid-19-digital-vaccine-cards-microsoft-oracle-mayo-clinic-225029556.html

 

Apple’s next MacBook Pros might dump the Touch Bar, revive MagSafe

Ming-Chi Kuo and Mark Gurman agree that big changes are on the way

https://www.macworld.com/article/3603517/apples-next-m1-macbook-pros-might-dump-the-touch-bar-revive-magsafe.html

 

Slimjet

Get a lot more done while browsing the Internet with the help of this lightweight, Chromium-based browser that packs a remarkably high number of interesting features

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Browsers/Slimjet.shtml

 

The new Asus Fanless Chromebox could easily be mistaken for a wireless router

A Chromebox for industrial and commercial settings

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/13/22229517/asus-fanless-chromebox-wireless-router

 

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

 

Tom’s Guide CES 2021 Awards: Rollable phones, microLED TV and a robot that pours you wine

Our favorite products and innovations from CES 2021

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/ces-2021-awards

 

How To Delete Your Viewing History In VLC

https://www.techjunkie.com/delete-history-vlc/

 

5 apps you should delete off your smartphone right now

https://www.komando.com/privacy/delete-these-redundant-apps/773624/

 

Half of America Is Ready to Switch to Starlink Satellite Internet

Only 5% of internet users currently connect via satellite in the US. But that number could jump significantly when SpaceX's service finally gets off the ground, according to a new survey.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/half-of-america-is-ready-to-switch-to-starlink-satellite-internet

 

Samsung's Galaxy Upcycling turns old phones into IoT devices

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/samsung-galaxy-upcycling-at-home-151023666.html

 

Your Windows 10 Taskbar Is About to Get News and Weather

https://www.howtogeek.com/708211/your-windows-10-taskbar-is-about-to-get-news-and-weather/

 

The best productivity mouse we've ever tested hits its all-time low

Amazon is selling the Logitech MX Master 3 for $90, the all-time low price.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3603512/turbocharge-productivity-with-logitechs-never-cheaper-mx-master-3.html

 

Microsoft Edge's download management is going to improve soon

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/12/microsoft-edges-download-management-is-going-to-improve-soon/

 

Flyout Menu for Download Management coming to Microsoft Edge

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/flyout-menu-for-download-management-spotted-on-microsoft-edge-104816/

 

How to easily print Excel sheets in black and white

Printing a colorized Excel spreadsheet in black and white is easy, whether you do so manually or using a short VBA procedure. Here's how.

https://tinyurl.com/yygl9wba

  

Networking giant Ubiquiti alerts customers of potential data breach

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/networking-giant-ubiquiti-alerts-customers-of-potential-data-breach/

 

5 of the Best Brain-Training Apps for Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-brain-training-apps-android/

 

Sony TVs get brighter OLED, cognitive processing, Google TV streaming at CES 2021

The high-end TV specialist goes all-in with new 100-inch LCD and 83-inch OLED sizes and scads of picture quality upgrades.

https://www.cnet.com/news/sony-tvs-get-brighter-oled-cognitive-processing-google-tv-streaming-at-ces-2021/

 

TeamViewer jumps on video conferencing bandwagon

You can now make instant video calls from the TeamViewer client

https://www.techradar.com/news/teamviewer-jumps-on-video-conferencing-bandwagon

 

Lenovo Japan president weighs in on how weird concepts make it to market

The NEC Lavie Mini may not just be a prototype for much longer.

https://www.engadget.com/lenovo-japan-president-david-bennett-lavie-mini-prototype-to-production-043510786.html

 

Best of CES 2021: The smart home and home entertainment products that captured our attention

Attending a virtual tradeshow is a suboptimal experience, but these new offerings still made an impression.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3603442/best-of-ces-2021-smart-home-and-home-entertainment-products.html

 

Opera Portable

The portable edition of the popular Opera web browser, featuring Speed dial, mail account manager, synchronization and customization tools

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Internet/Browsers/Opera-Portable.shtml

 

Belkin wireless charger sold by Apple is being recalled for fire hazards

Anyone who owns the charger should unplug it immediately

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/13/22229147/apple-belkin-recall-wireless-charging-stand-fire-shock-hazard

 

Quantum Computing, Your Privacy, & You

Can't keep it to yourself

https://www.lifewire.com/quantum-computing-your-privacy-and-you-5092800

 

Ring rolls out end-to-end encryption — but there's a catch

Making Ring videos even more secure, but only for a few

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/ring-rolls-out-end-to-end-encryption-but-theres-a-catch

 

How To Turn Off Skype Read Receipts For Mobile And Desktop

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

 

20 things to cure your winter blues

https://www.komando.com/amazon/cure-your-winter-blues/773627/

 

World's Largest Dark Web Marketplace Taken Offline, Operator Arrested

The 20+ servers used to run DarkMarket in Moldova and Ukraine have been switched off.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/worlds-largest-dark-web-marketplace-taken-offline-operator-arrested

 

Welcome to Parlor, the app that everyone's accidentally downloading instead of Parler

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/welcome-parlor-app-everyones-accidentally-172600063.html

 

How Technology Has Changed the Way We Listen to Music - Ray Baxter - APCUG

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VDABuf8epk&t=0s

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Galaxy reality check: 4 big reasons to avoid Samsung's Android phones

Samsung's Galaxy phones may have the best-known brand within Android, but they come with some underemphasized downsides every serious user should consider.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3603389/galaxy-samsung-android-phones.html

 

LG’s 2021 OLED TVs are modest upgrades, but computer monitors are coming [Updated]

The next OLED frontier might not be TVs.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/01/lg-2021-plans-include-brighter-hdr-in-tvs-its-first-oled-pc-monitor-and-more/

 

7 Tips to make you more efficient on eBay as a Buyer

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/09/7-tips-to-make-you-more-efficient-on-ebay-as-a-buyer/

 

How to See a List of Restaurants You’ve Visited in Google Maps

https://www.howtogeek.com/707461/how-to-see-a-list-of-restaurants-youve-visited-in-google-maps/

 

You can Run commands on Windows 10 startup in Windows Subsystem for Linux now

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/you-can-run-commands-on-windows-10-startup-in-windows-subsystem-for-linux-now-104778/

 

Tech companies must explain data use, say Amazon, Google and Twitter privacy heads

At a virtual CES panel, the tech giant representatives also call for a federal privacy law in the US.

https://www.cnet.com/news/tech-companies-must-explain-data-use-amazon-google-and-twitter-privacy-heads-say/

 

Mac malware uses 'run-only' AppleScripts to evade analysis

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/mac-malware-uses-run-only-applescripts-to-evade-analysis/

 

How to Organize Your iPhone Apps

https://www.maketecheasier.com/better-organize-apps-iphone/

 

Ubiquiti hit by data breach, change your UI.com passwords now

User data may have been accessed by an intruder

https://www.techradar.com/news/ubiquiti-hit-by-data-breach-change-your-uicom-passwords-now

 

How to use Dropbox Vault to secure sensitive files

You can protect your online files by placing them in a virtual vault secured by a PIN.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-dropbox-vault-to-secure-sensitive-files/

 

Three AMD Ryzen 5000 Mobile chips you should avoid buying

These chips are based upon AMD's older Zen 2 architecture, not the latest Zen 3, and the performance difference is notable.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3603212/these-are-the-amd-ryzen-5000-mobile-chips-to-avoid-buying.html

 

monitorApp

A tiny utility that displays general information about your system by generating a small transparent panel that can be later customized

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

 

What's the Difference Between Black-Hat and White-Hat Hackers?

What are black-hat and white-hat hackers? What are gray-hat hackers? And how can you protect yourself from them?

https://www.makeuseof.com/what-are-black-white-hat-hackers/

 

YouTube rival Rumble is suing Google for at least $2 billion, saying the search giant abuses its monopoly power

https://www.yahoo.com/news/youtube-rival-rumble-suing-google-115216571.html

 

T-Mobile’s network will stop working with over a dozen older phones this month

The older devices won’t connect from January 29th

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/13/22228540/tmobile-network-shutdown-devices-january

 

Why Mini-LED May Be the Next OLED

Looking sharp for 2021

https://www.lifewire.com/why-mini-led-may-be-the-next-oled-5094754

 

Loop launches out of stealth to make auto insurance more equitable

https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/13/loop-launches-out-of-stealth-to-make-auto-insurance-more-equitable/

 

More SolarWinds Attack Details Emerge

A third piece of malware is uncovered, but there are still plenty of unknowns about the epic attacks purportedly out of Russia.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/more-solarwinds-attack-details-emerge/d/d-id/1339885

 

2020 Was the Biggest Year for PC Demand in a Decade

The need for laptops, including Chromebooks, during the COVID-19 pandemic helped drive demand for PCs in 2020. But ironically, shipments for desktops fell.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/2020-was-the-biggest-year-for-pc-demand-in-a-decade

 

Hacker exposes 99% of Parler messages and posts, including location data

https://www.komando.com/social-media/parler-messages-exposed/773746/

 

Firefox 86 will block the Backspace-key to go back action by default

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/08/firefox-86-will-block-the-backspace-key-to-go-back-by-default/

 

How to Quickly Change the Font on All Slides in PowerPoint

https://www.howtogeek.com/700799/how-to-quickly-change-the-font-on-all-slides-in-powerpoint/

 

NVIDIA fixes GPU vulnerabilities through latest display driver update

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/nvidia-fixes-gpu-vulnerabilities-through-latest-display-driver-update-104798/

 

Bored kids? Get them this indoor beginner drone for $24

With fully protected blades and three batteries included, this is great, cheap, screen-free fun.

https://www.cnet.com/news/bored-kids-get-them-this-indoor-beginner-drone-for-24/

 

DarkSide ransomware decryptor recovers victims' files for free

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/darkside-ransomware-decryptor-recovers-victims-files-for-free/

 

Laptop Touchpad Not Working? Here Are 10 Fixes

https://www.maketecheasier.com/laptop-touchpad-not-working-fixes/

 

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 release date, price, news, leaks and rumors

Samsung's next clamshell foldable phone

https://www.techradar.com/news/samsung-galaxy-z-flip-3

 

How to use Dropbox Passwords as your password manager

Dropbox now offers its own password manager. Here are the steps on how to set it up and use it.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-dropbox-passwords-as-your-password-manager/

 

Intel takes on Ryzen with Rocket Lake S and the Core i9-11900K

Intel's Core i9-11900K is faster than AMD's Ryzen 5900X, Intel says. But Intel still has a lot to talk about with its new Rocket Lake S desktop Core chips.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3603029/intels-ready-to-take-on-ryzen-with-rocket-lake-s-and-the-core-i9-11900k.html

 

TaskRunner

Intricate task scheduler for running programs, opening files, shutting down the PC, cleaning up the computer, setting reminders, and more

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

 

Facebook Will Get More Secure for Some Users in 2021

The platform plans on expanding its Facebook Protect program to more users.

https://www.makeuseof.com/facebook-more-secure-some-users-2021/

 

PopSockets' latest iPhone grips are MagSafe-compatible

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/popsockets-magsafe-iphone12-101756816.html

 

Authorities have taken down the dark web’s largest illegal marketplace

DarkMarket had almost 500,000 users

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/12/22227929/darkmarket-shutdown-europol-worlds-largest-illegal-marketplace

 

Who the Heck Is Buying Apple’s $550 Headphones?

Everybody will know how much you spent

https://www.lifewire.com/who-the-heck-is-buying-apple-s-usd550-headphones-5090735

 

TikTok update will change privacy settings and defaults for users under 18

https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/13/tiktok-update-will-change-privacy-settings-and-defaults-for-users-under-18/

 

Microsoft Defender Zero-Day Fixed in First Patch Tuesday of 2021

Microsoft patched 83 bugs, including a Microsoft Defender zero-day and one publicly known elevation of privilege flaw.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/microsoft-defender-zero-day-fixed-in-first-patch-tuesday-of-2021/d/d-id/1339881

 

Intel Unveils 'Tiger Lake-H' CPUs for Laptops, 'Rocket Lake' Chips for Desktops

At CES 2021, the chip giant also teased new vPro-equipped processors for business laptops, "Jasper Lake" low-power CPUs, and more silicon innovations intended to compete with offerings from rivals AMD and Apple.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/intel-unveils-tiger-lake-h-cpus-for-laptops-rocket-lake-chips-for-desktops

 

Selling things online? Don’t make this costly mistake

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/online-marketplace-scam/773520/

 

neoSearch is a freeware desktop search engine for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/07/neosearch-is-a-freeware-desktop-search-engine-for-windows/

 

How to Close All Firefox Windows at Once

https://www.howtogeek.com/701416/how-to-close-all-firefox-windows-at-once/

 

Windows 10 introduces News and Interests icon to Taskbar

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/new-windows-10-update-will-introduce-a-weather-information-to-taskbar-104774/

 

CES 2021: This hearing aid uses AI to bring more sounds to your ears

The Oticon More hearing aid is built with an onboard deep neural network that creates a fuller, more balanced hearing experience.

https://www.cnet.com/health/ces-2021-this-hearing-aid-uses-ai-to-bring-more-sounds-to-your-ears/

 

United Nations data breach exposed over 100k UNEP staff records

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/united-nations-data-breach-exposed-over-100k-unep-staff-records/

 

How to Cool Down a High CPU Temperature

https://www.maketecheasier.com/troubleshoot-high-cpu-temperature/

 

CES 2021: These microLED smart glasses might be the coolest we’ve seen

Finally, fashionable smart glasses

https://www.techradar.com/news/ces-2021-these-microled-smart-glasses-might-be-the-coolest-weve-seen

 

Zoom Phone hits 1 million user mark after only 2 years in business

Cloud-based phone service is built into the company's video conferencing platform.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/zoom-phone-hits-milestone-after-only-about-two-years-in-business/

 

Windows 10X leaks: Hands-on with Microsoft's new, simplified OS

Microsoft's new Windows 10X continues to look somewhat boring, but that's okay.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3603437/windows-10x-leaks-hands-on-with-microsofts-new-simplified-os.html

 

Shut Up for Firefox

If you're constantly facing unwanted content in the comments sections of various websites you can use this nifty extension to hide them in just a single click

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

 

What Is Edge Computing?

Is edge computing the same a cloud computing, or something completely different?

https://www.makeuseof.com/what-is-edge-computing/

 

TCL shows off new rollable phone and scrollable display at CES 2021

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/tcl-shows-off-rollable-phone-164552127.html

 

Go read this report that uses GPS to prove Parler users stormed the Capitol

Gizmodo uses GPS data leaked from Parler to show the mob’s movements

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/12/22227986/gizmodo-parler-gps-data-shows-capitol-mob-locations

 

Sound Beaming Could Replace Your Headphones

Look ma, no headphones

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

 

App stores saw record 218 billion downloads in 2020, consumer spend of $143 billion

https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/13/app-stores-saw-record-218-billion-downloads-in-2020-consumer-spend-of-143-billion/

 

Intel's New vPro Processors Aim to Help Defend Against Ransomware

The newest Intel Core vPro mobile platform gives PC hardware a direct role in detecting ransomware attacks.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/intels-new-vpro-processors-aim-to-help-defend-against-ransomware/d/d-id/1339873

 

Lenovo Teases Thinnest-Ever ThinkPad

That ultra-slim ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga Gen 1 is a mere 11.5mm thick. It joins three new models in the lineup.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/lenovo-teases-thinnest-ever-thinkpad

 

How to easily transfer your photos and videos off of Facebook

https://www.komando.com/social-media/transfer-photos-from-facebook/755089/

 

WhatsApp makes data-sharing with Facebook mandatory

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/07/whatsapp-makes-data-sharing-with-facebook-mandatory/

 

How to Use OpenPGP Encryption for Emails in Thunderbird

https://www.howtogeek.com/706402/how-to-use-openpgp-encryption-for-emails-in-thunderbird/

 

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/

 

Sensor maker Valencell expects more blood pressure-sensing wearables in 2022

Maybe not on the wrist, but ear and finger... maybe a pulse oximeter device?

https://www.cnet.com/health/sensor-maker-valencell-expects-more-blood-pressure-sensing-wearables-in-2022/

 

What to expect from Microsoft and Windows 10 in 2021

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/what-to-expect-from-microsoft-and-windows-10-in-2021/

 

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

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

 

Intel 11th gen chips offer a game-changing security upgrade

Intel chips deliver a serious blow to ransomware operators

https://www.techradar.com/news/intel-11th-gen-chips-offer-a-game-changing-security-upgrade

 

Lenovo drops a detachable ThinkPad, a versatile 2-1 laptop, and more at CES 2021

The new offerings include the X1 Titanium Yoga, a 2-in-1 device the company is touting as its thinnest ThinkPad to date.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/lenovo-drops-a-detachable-thinkpad-a-versatile-2-1-laptop-and-more-at-ces-2021/

 

What you need to know about Windows Security in Windows 10

From the firewall to antimalware to ransomware protections: here's an overview of what's inside of Windows 10's Windows Security

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3602672/what-you-need-to-know-about-windows-security-in-windows-10.html

 

Shut Up for Chrome

Hide comments on websites, and avoid being subjected to the horror shows that are some comment sections, with this simple Chrome extension

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Chrome-Extensions/Shut-Up-for-Chrome.shtml

 

Microsoft to Bring Chip Design In-House With ARM Processors

Can Microsoft's hardware benefit from ARM's low power processor designs?

https://www.makeuseof.com/microsoft-chip-design-arm-processors/

 

What is GarageBand? Here's what you need to know about Apple's free music creation studio

https://www.yahoo.com/news/garageband-heres-know-apples-free-180005357.html

 

Nvidia and AMD address the great GPU shortage

It’s not great news

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/12/22227040/nvidia-amd-gpu-shortage-rtx-3080-3070-3060-ti-3090-rx-6800-xt

 

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

 

Nobi’s smart lamp alerts caregivers when a fall is detected

https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/12/nobis-smart-lamp-alerts-caregivers-when-a-fall-is-detected/

 

How the Shady Zero-Day Sales Game Is Evolving

Zero-day vulns are cold, while access-as-a-service is hot. Here's how black market (and gray market) deals go down.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/how-the-shady-zero-day-sales-game-is-evolving-/b/d-id/1339843

 

Toto's Wellness Toilet Will Analyze Your Poop

By analyzing your fecal matter, the smart commode can determine your health and offer recommendations to improve it via a mobile app.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/totos-wellness-toilet-will-analyze-your-poop

 

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

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

 

Firefox 86: AVIF support enabled by default

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/10/firefox-86-avif-support-enabled-by-default/

 

EGEB: Scientists turn coal into graphite in a microwave oven

https://electrek.co/2021/01/11/egeb-scientists-turn-coal-into-graphite-in-a-microwave-oven-us-electricity-grid/

 

What to know about Signal, the secure messaging app that's surging in popularity

The app has been downloaded more than 30M times

https://www.foxnews.com/tech/what-to-know-about-signal-the-secure-messaging-app-thats-surging-in-popularity

 

Your Lenovo laptop will soon double as an Amazon Echo Show

Lenovo’s upcoming Show Mode will bring the Alexa-powered Echo Show interface to Lenovo PCs and laptops.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3602751/your-lenovo-laptop-will-soon-double-as-an-amazon-echo-show.html?utm_date=20210115041123&huid=3fc3c8e9-c30f-4051-86e2-3f927b788b83

 

3D Printing - Larry Fortna, APCUG VTC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cGxSYlLeFc&t=0s

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(Included: in this posting, the last article is an APCUG Virtual Technology Conference Recording and will be part of the next posting)

 

Chromebook Review (2021) — Should I Buy a Chromebook?

https://www.stylefactoryproductions.com/blog/chromebook-review

 

How to Disable Suspend and Hibernation Modes In Linux

https://www.tecmint.com/disable-suspend-and-hibernation-in-linux/

 

Alarm.com's touchless video doorbell is built for the COVID era

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/alarm-com-touchless-video-doorbell-160859824.html

 

How to Turn a Windows Laptop Into a Desktop PC

https://www.howtogeek.com/706234/how-to-turn-a-windows-laptop-into-a-desktop-pc/

 

Should You Buy a $329 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060?

https://lifehacker.com/should-you-preorder-a-329-nvidia-geforce-rtx-3060-1846043773

 

Meet Tiger Lake H35, Intel's new bid for ultraportable gaming laptops

Intel is teaming up with Acer, Asus, MSI and Vaio at CES for the new H35 chips. Plus: Tiger Lake Chromebooks, 'Jasper Lake' Celeron chips, and an odd partnership with Amazon Alexa.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3602971/intel-launches-tiger-lake-h35-for-ultraportable-gaming-laptops.html

 

Microsoft Teams is getting a simple upgrade that will offer major improvements

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-teams-is-getting-a-simple-upgrade-that-will-offer-major-improvements

 

How to replace Google Cloud Print for your LAN-based mobile device printing needs

Google Cloud Print is no more. Jack Wallen is here to introduce you to PaperCut Mobility Print to take the place of Google's deprecated service.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-replace-google-cloud-print-for-your-lan-based-mobile-device-printing-needs/

 

What’s New in PC Matic 4.0?

https://askbobrankin.com/whats_new_in_pc_matic_40.html

 

CES 2021: Samsung's huge MicroLED TVs let you watch four things at once

The 110-inch 4K TV is on sale for $156,000, and 88- and 99-inch models are coming this year too.

https://www.cnet.com/news/ces-2021-samsung-huge-microled-tvs-let-you-watch-four-things-at-once/

 

Save webpages as an EPUB file with the Save as eBook extension for Firefox and Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/05/save-webpages-as-an-epub-file-with-the-save-as-ebook-extension-for-firefox-and-chrome/

 

How to integrate Everything search in the Windows 10 taskbar

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/how-to-integrate-everything-search-in-the-windows-10-taskbar/

 

How to View and Manage Print Jobs on Chromebook

Google has added a new print management app to Chrome OS. I do not have a printer connected to my Chromebook. However, in this article, I will show you how to access the print management app.

https://www.chromestory.com/2020/08/view-and-manage-print-jobs-on-chromebook/

 

How to fix printer spooler problems on Windows 10

When your printer refuses to print, it could be a problem preventing the print spooler from running correctly — here's how to fix the problem.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-printer-spooler-windows-10/

 

WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER WITH YOUR CHROMEBOOK KEYBOARD AND TRACKPAD

https://chromeunboxed.com/chrome-os-chromebook-keyboard-trackpad-tips-tricks-how-to/

 

Lime removes all Trump-owned properties from its list of approved corporate hotels

https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/12/lime-removes-all-trump-owned-properties-from-its-list-of-approved-corporate-hotels/

 

Intel’s latest 11th Gen H-series chips promise the fastest ultraportable gaming laptops yet

But they’re limited to just 35W chips for now

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/11/22225370/intel-11th-gen-h-series-chips-ultraportable-gaming-laptop-ces-2021

 

5 reasons to make a Chromebook your next laptop [Video]

https://9to5google.com/2020/06/22/chromebook-5-reasons/

 

How to Connect a Wireless Mouse to a Chromebook

It's easy, depending which mouse you have

https://www.lifewire.com/connect-wireless-mouse-to-chromebook-5093695

 

iPhone Other storage: What is it and how do you clear it?

That significant Other filling up all your iPhone storage? Here’s what you can do about it.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3388219/iphone-other-storage-what-is-it-and-how-do-you-delete-it.html?utm_date=20201221201643&huid=2caef1b9-2a60-4308-8b4e-f3cf7d0a93e4

 

Linksys reveals a WiFi 6E mesh system starting at $450

A single AXE8400 node will cover up to 3,000 square feet.

https://www.engadget.com/linksys-wifi-6e-mesh-system-axe8400-networking-180021339.html

 

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/

 

LG's InstaView Refrigerator Uses UV Light to Sanitize Your Water

LG's UVnano technology operates once every hour to remove "up to 99.9 percent of bacteria" such as E. coli and staph on the refrigerator's dispenser tap.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/lgs-instaview-refrigerator-uses-uv-light-to-sanitize-your-water

 

Shoppers say this $50 wireless indoor smart camera is the 'best quarantine buy' and 'packs a lot of power'

https://www.yahoo.com/news/shoppers-50-wireless-indoor-smart-215025350.html

 

How to Turn on Dark Mode at Sunset on Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/707133/how-to-turn-on-dark-mode-at-sunset-on-android/

 

Use 'EverythingToolbar' to Find Files Faster in Windows 10

https://lifehacker.com/use-everythingtoolbar-to-find-files-faster-in-windows-1-1846021123

 

CES 2021 preview: Brace yourself for a deluge of new PC hardware

CES may be virtual in 2021, but we expect to see plenty of new hardware from the likes of Intel, AMD, Nvidia, HP, Dell, Asus, MSI, and more.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3602773/ces-2021-preview-brace-yourself-for-a-deluge-of-new-pc-hardware.html

 

Intel teases Alder Lake CPUs at CES 2021, calling them a ‘significant breakthrough’

Chip giant also confirmed that 12th-gen processors will be launching later in 2021

https://www.techradar.com/news/intel-teases-alder-lake-cpus-at-ces-2021-calling-them-a-significant-breakthrough

 

Adobe Flash: It's finally over, so uninstall Flash Player now

Flash really is dead: From January 12, Adobe has blocked all content from running on Flash Player.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/adobe-flash-its-finally-over-so-uninstall-flash-player-now/

 

[HOWTO] Cash In Unwanted Gift Cards

https://askbobrankin.com/howto_cash_in_unwanted_gift_cards.html

 

ViewSonic's new 8K monitor brings working from home to a new level at CES 2021

The company also showed off new 4K gaming monitors, and an inexpensive monitor with a built-in webcam for easier video conferencing.

https://www.cnet.com/news/viewsonics-new-8k-monitor-brings-working-from-home-to-a-new-level-at-ces-2021/

 

Firefox 85 gets option to control Home and New Tab page extensions

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/04/firefox-85-gets-option-to-control-home-and-new-tab-page-extensions/

 

How to remove background microphone noise in Windows, Mac, Linux

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/how-to-remove-background-microphone-noise-in-windows-mac-linux/

 

68 Best Chromebook Tips and Tricks for 2020

https://www.chromestory.com/2020/01/chromebook-tips-and-tricks/

 

WINDOWS 10 BRINGS STORAGE SPACES TO SETTINGS APP

Here's a closer look the modernized Storage Spaces experience in the Settings app for Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-storage-spaces-settings-app/

 

QUICK TIP: HOW TO ZOOM IN AND OUT ON YOUR CHROMEBOOK

https://chromeunboxed.com/quick-tip-how-to-zoom-in-and-out-on-your-chromebook/

 

Gig workers, SEIU file lawsuit alleging Prop 22 is unconstitutional

https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/12/gig-workers-seiu-file-lawsuit-alleging-prop-22-is-unconstitutional/

 

Vizio’s latest update helps its TVs catch up to the PS5 and Xbox Series X

New features for PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/11/22224956/vizio-firmware-update-oled-p-series-quantum-x-xbox-series-x-ps5-pc-nvidia-variable-refresh-rate-4k

 

M1 Mac Bluetooth problems finally set to be resolved, says Apple

https://9to5mac.com/2021/01/11/m1-mac-bluetooth-problems/

 

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

 

Fledging Shell Thunderbolt SSD review: Super fast and now with cooling

The latest version of this fast M.2/NVMe enclosure features a larger profile, plenty of venting, and an active fan for vastly improved cooling.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3601670/fledging-shell-thunderbolt-ssd-2020-review.html

 

Ring's Neighbors app exposed precise locations and addresses

Ring has since fixed the bug, but it's yet another security issue.

https://www.engadget.com/ring-neighbors-app-exposed-precise-locations-171635602.html

 

Windows 10: 5 new features to try right now

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/new-windows-10-features/773250/

 

Netgear Promises Unlocked 5G Hotspot

The unlocked model of AT&T's Nighthawk M5 5G hotspot works on multiple networks and has an Ethernet port.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/netgear-promises-unlocked-5g-hotspot

 

How to Set Up a Smart Speaker for Privacy

https://www.yahoo.com/news/set-smart-speaker-privacy-020232854.html

 

How to Enable Picture-in-Picture in Firefox

https://www.howtogeek.com/706932/how-to-enable-picture-in-picture-in-firefox/

 

How to Turn on Ring's New End-to-End Encryption

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-turn-on-rings-new-end-to-end-encryption-1846060719

 

Core i7 vs. Ryzen 4000: Which mobile CPU is fastest in Photoshop, Premiere and Lightroom

Both chips are good, but one is really good.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3599515/core-i7-vs-ryzen-4000-which-mobile-cpu-is-fastest-in-photoshop-premiere-and-lightroom.html

 

Best cloud firewall in 2021: Web Application Firewalls (WAF) to protect your business

https://www.techradar.com/best/cloud-firewall

 

CES 2021: New device listens to heart, measures ECG remotely

HD Medical debuted a new device that it says can revolutionize remote cardiac healthcare.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/ces-2021-new-device-listens-to-heart-measures-ecg-remotely/

 

Your Friends Think You’re Spamming Them?

https://askbobrankin.com/your_friends_think_youre_spamming_them.html

 

Facebook reportedly tells employees to avoid wearing company logo in public

The warning comes after Facebook suspended President Donald Trump's account indefinitely.

https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-reportedly-tells-employees-to-avoid-wearing-company-logo-in-public/

 

Chrome will soon try HTTPS first when a user types an address in the browser

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/04/chrome-will-soon-try-https-first-when-a-user-types-an-address-in-the-browser/

 

Windows 10 Sun Valley: Everything you need to know

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-sun-valley-everything-you-need-to-know/

 

How To Install Deepin Desktop Environment On Ubuntu 20.10 Or 20.04 / Linux Mint 20.x

This article explains how to install the Deepin Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 20.04 or 20.10, and Linux distributions based on these Ubuntu versions, like Linux Mint 20.x. You'll also find instructions for how to remove it in case you no longer want to use it.

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2020/12/how-to-install-deepin-desktop.html

 

How to create parity volume with Storage Spaces in Settings on Windows 10 

Storage Spaces is now available from the Windows 10 Settings app, and this is how you can create and manage a parity volume with the modern experience.

https://pureinfotech.com/create-parity-volume-storage-spaces-settings-windows-10/

 

WHAT’S INSIDE? HOW TO FIND YOUR CHROMEBOOK’S HARDWARE SPECS

https://chromeunboxed.com/whats-inside-how-to-find-your-chromebooks-hardware-specs/

 

Study finds around one-third of Americans regularly get their news from Facebook

https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/12/study-finds-around-one-third-of-americans-regularly-get-their-news-from-facebook/

 

US to require negative test from international travelers

It builds on a test requirement for people flying from the United Kingdom

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/12/22227275/covid-test-negative-international-flight-us-cdc

 

Belkin launches more affordable 2-in-1 MagSafe charger, coming in March/April

https://9to5mac.com/2021/01/11/belkin-multi-device-magsafe-charger-more-affordable/

 

Why 46 States and the FTC Are Suing Facebook

Breaking up is hard to do

https://www.lifewire.com/why-46-states-and-the-ftc-are-suing-facebook-5092254

 

How to figure out if a MacBook power adapter or battery has gone bad

There are really three components in a laptop relating to charging a battery.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3602468/how-to-figure-out-if-your-power-adapter-or-battery-has-gone-bad.html

 

Europol confirms world's largest dark web marketplace has been taken offline

German authorities arrested the alleged operator of DarkMarket.

https://www.engadget.com/darkmarket-taken-offline-125559479.html

 

7 clear-cut signs your phone or computer is infected with a virus or keylogger

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/7-clear-cut-signs-youve-been-hacked/456930/

 

TCL's Jam-Packed CES Event Includes New Smartphones, Tablets, and AR Glasses

Perhaps the most exciting announcement is TCL’s NXTPaper, an Android tablet that sports an entirely new display technology.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/tcls-jam-packed-ces-event-includes-new-smartphones-tablets-and-ar-glasses

 

Cowin's $80 soundbar splits in half for easy surround sound

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/cowin-soundbar-surround-sound-203918461.html

 

How to Change Contact Name Order on iPhone or iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/704346/how-to-change-contact-name-order-on-iphone-or-ipad/

 

Use DLSS to Make Your PC Games Run Better

https://lifehacker.com/use-dlss-to-make-your-pc-game-run-better-1846058571

 

Silicon Power US70 NVMe SSD review: Surprisingly good real-world performance

This mid-range drive turned in excellent Windows transfer results, rivaling some of the top-tier competition

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3597568/silicon-power-us70-nvme-ssd-review-surprisingly-good-real-world-performance.html

 

Massive Parler data leak exposes millions of posts, messages and videos

Security researcher scraped 70TB of data from Parler platform

https://www.techradar.com/news/massive-parler-data-leak-exposes-millions-of-posts-messages-and-videos

 

CES 2021: New heart monitor makes cardiac telehealth easier

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/ces-2021-new-heart-monitor-makes-cardiac-telehealth-easier/

 

Geekly Update - 06 January 2021

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_06_january_2021.html

 

LG's transparent OLED TVs are now even more see-through at CES 2021

LG Display shows off futuristic concepts at CES 2021.

https://www.cnet.com/news/lg-transparent-oled-tv-now-even-more-see-through-at-ces-2021/

 

Windows 10's taskbar is getting another feature that you may not need

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/07/windows-10s-taskbar-is-getting-another-feature-that-you-may-not-need/

 

Hacker used ransomware to lock victims in their IoT chastity belt

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hacker-used-ransomware-to-lock-victims-in-their-iot-chastity-belt/

 

How To Install Deepin Desktop Environment On Ubuntu 20.10 Or 20.04 / Linux Mint 20.x

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2020/12/how-to-install-deepin-desktop.html

 

Windows 10 gets news widget in taskbar

Microsoft introduces news and interests widget for the Windows 10 taskbar to keep you engage on your device instead of your phone.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-news-widget-taskbar/

 

12 Best Free Password Apps For iPhone , Mac & Window in 2020

https://technologers.com/best-free-password-apps-for-iphone-mac-window/

 

Walmart partners with smart box maker HomeValet for grocery delivery pilot

https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/12/walmart-partners-with-smart-box-maker-homevalet-for-grocery-delivery-pilot/

 

Arlo has a touchless doorbell, too — can’t we just update existing ones to do this?

With ‘Proximity Sensing Technology’

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/12/22227528/arlo-touchless-video-doorbell

 

Apple announces major new REJI projects to tackle systemic racism

https://9to5mac.com/2021/01/13/apple-announces-major-new-reji-projects-to-tackle-systemic-racism/

 

How Movies & TV Could Become Your New Audiobooks

Listen closely

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

 

It’s time for the Mac to undergo a product-design renaissance

Now it’s the Mac’s turn to flourish again.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3602696/its-time-for-the-mac-to-undergo-a-product-design-renaissance.html

 

TP-Link adds security cams and a video doorbell to its Kasa smart home line

There are also smart switches and plugs.

https://www.engadget.com/tp-link-kasa-smart-home-devices-144536525.html

 

Unplug it! 5 things running up your power bill | Komando DIY

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/unplug-it-5-things-running-up-your-power-bill-komando-diy/765485/

 

WD Pushes External SSD Capacity to 4TB

With 4TB versions of its WD My Passport SSD, SanDisk Extreme, SanDisk Extreme Pro, and WD Black P50 Game Drive, Western Digital becomes the first major drive manufacturer to launch external SSDs of that capacity.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/wd-pushes-external-ssd-capacity-to-4tb

 

How TikTok ‘safety calls’ can help keep you safe

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/tiktok-safety-calls-help-keep-064346049.html

 

How to Install KeeWeb Password Manager on Ubuntu 20.04

https://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-install-keeweb-password-manager-ubuntu-20-04/

 

Watch over your home with two Eufy Security Indoor 2k cameras for $60

EufyHome via Amazon is selling two 2K Eufy Security Indoor cams for $59.49, the all-time low price.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3603271/watch-over-your-home-with-two-eufy-security-indoor-2k-cameras-for-60.html

 

Chromebooks Are For Seniors - RonBrown - APCUG VTC - 8-19-17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uszFPNL-SU&t=0s

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Wed 2147 01/13/2021

(Included: in this posting, the last article is an APCUG Virtual Technology Conference Recording and will be part of the next posting)

 

Google  Video Quality Report (with lots of people using video conferencing, some see pixelation of the video and dropouts of audio, here's why)

https://www.google.com/get/videoqualityreport/?v=XPa_OeAZ7yQ

 

Not another Windows interface!

It appears Microsoft wants to give the Windows interface a major overhaul in late 2021. No, for the love of God, no!

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3603037/not-another-windows-interface.html

 

Apple (AAPL), Biogen to Track Cognitive Health via Wearables

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-aapl-biogen-track-cognitive-145002256.html

 

How to Launch Google Assistant by Tapping the Back of Your Android Device

https://www.howtogeek.com/692287/how-to-launch-google-assistant-by-tapping-the-back-of-your-android-device/

 

Dynabook brings the latest Intel power to work and school laptops

Three new Dynabook devices announced at CES 2021

https://www.techradar.com/news/dynabook-brings-the-latest-intel-power-to-work-and-school-laptops

 

How to Find the Missing 'System' Control Panel in Windows 10

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-find-the-missing-system-control-panel-in-windows-1846036161

 

What you need to know about Windows Security in Windows 10

From the firewall to antimalware to ransomware protections: here's an overview of what's inside of Windows 10's Windows Security

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3602672/what-you-need-to-know-about-windows-security-in-windows-10.html

 

TP-Link unveils smart dimmers, light switches, Wi-Fi systems, and doorbells at CES 2021

The new suite of smart home products is aimed at security and ease of use, the company says.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/tp-link-unveils-smart-dimmers-light-switches-wi-fi-systems-and-doorbells-at-ces-2021/

 

Skype is down worldwide - Microsoft working on issues

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/skype-is-down-worldwide-microsoft-working-on-issues/

 

Zoom Phone now used by more than 1M people to stay connected

Companies like eBay are using Zoom Phone instead of traditional phone services to keep all communication within the Zoom app. Here's why.

https://www.cnet.com/news/zoom-phone-now-used-by-more-than-1m-people-to-stay-connected/

 

Are There Viable Alternatives To Facebook?

https://askbobrankin.com/are_there_viable_alternatives_to_facebook.html

 

Microsoft Teams Dynamic View is on the way to improve meetings

Teams meetings will be dynamic and customizable in a couple of months.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-teams-dynamic-view-way-improve-meetings

 

Microsoft to replace Mail app on Windows 10 with One Outlook client

Microsoft is building a new One Outlook app to replace all the other variants for Windows 10, macOS, and the web.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-new-one-outlook-client-windows-10/

 

How To Hard Reset a Frozen iPhone or Android Device

Tip: don't slam it on the table

https://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/how-to-hard-reset-a-frozen-iphone-or-android-device/

 

How to Free Up Space on Apple Watch

https://www.switchingtomac.com/apple-watch/how-to-free-up-space-on-apple-watch/

 

UK tests ‘Space Tug’ capable of refiring its engine several times in orbit, and collecting space junk

https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/12/uk-tests-space-tug-capable-of-refiring-its-engine-several-times-in-orbit-and-collecting-space-junk/

 

OWC Envoy Pro Elektron SSD review: Fast, svelte, IP67-rated USB 10GBps storage

This small, stylish drive looks nice next to a Mac. It's also fast and surprisingly ruggedized

https://www.macworld.com/article/3601671/owc-envoy-pro-elektron-ssd-review-fast-svelte-ip67-rated-usb-10gbps-storage.html

 

Google pulls Parler from Play Store for fostering calls to violence

It’s gone

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/8/22221648/google-suspends-bans-parler-play-store

 

Ford and Nissan will cut vehicle production due to a chip shortage

VW has also had trouble.

https://www.engadget.com/ford-nissan-cut-production-due-to-chip-shortage-182508644.html

 

Clever uses for your old phone: Security camera, alarm clock, emergency calling

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/clever-uses-for-your-old-phone-security-camera-alarm-clock-emergency-calling/773257/

 

19 Hidden Tricks Inside Apple's Safari Browser

Safari for Phone, iPad, and Mac offers a variety of features and settings to help you search the web like no other browser. There are even more new tools and tricks to know with the release of iOS/iPadOS 14 and macOS Big Sur.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-use-and-customize-safari-on-your-iphone-or-ipad

 

Mercedes-Benz creates touchscreen almost the size of interior’s width

https://www.yahoo.com/news/mercedes-benz-creates-touchscreen-almost-000000622.html

 

How to Unlock Your Chromebook With Your Android Phone

https://www.howtogeek.com/705129/how-to-unlock-your-chromebook-with-your-android-phone/

 

Linux Mint 20.1 is here, with a host of neat new features

New Linux Mint release will be supported until 2025

https://www.techradar.com/news/linux-mint-201-is-here-with-a-host-of-neat-new-features

 

Why Graphics Cards Are Even More Expensive in 2021 [Updated]

https://lifehacker.com/why-graphics-cards-are-even-more-expensive-in-2021-1846036657

 

Graphics cards ranked, from fastest to slowest

May your frame rates be high

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3389120/graphics-cards-ranked-fastest-to-slowest.html

 

How to install Virtualmin on Ubuntu 20.04 for a cPanel/CentOS-like web hosting control panel

If you're looking for a cPanel/CentOS replacement, Jack Wallen thinks Virtualmin might do the job. He'll show you what the tool has to offer and how to install it on Ubuntu Server.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/install-virtualmin-on-ubuntu-20-04-for-a-cpanelcentos-like-web-hosting-control-panel/

 

Microsoft Sysmon now detects malware process tampering attempts

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-sysmon-now-detects-malware-process-tampering-attempts/

 

If you don't receive a second stimulus check by Friday, this is what you need to do

If your stimulus payment doesn't arrive by Jan. 15 or seems smaller than expected, you can claim the amount as a Recovery Rebate Credit on your taxes this year. Here's how.

https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/if-you-dont-receive-your-second-stimulus-check-this-friday-this-is-what-youll-need-to-do/

 

Is Your Terrible, Insecure Password on This List?

https://askbobrankin.com/is_your_terrible_insecure_password_on_this_list.html

 

What does a $550 ASUS ROG router get you? Wi-Fi 6E support and incredible bandwidth

The latest ROG router has ludicrous speeds that take advantage of Wi-Fi 6E technology.

https://www.windowscentral.com/asus-announces-rog-rapture-gt-axe11000

 

How to enable Tab Search on Google Chrome

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

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

 

How to Get Your Kid to Talk About Their Virtual School Day

https://offspring.lifehacker.com/how-to-get-your-kid-to-talk-about-their-virtual-school-1846035763

 

How to Make Calls With WiFi Calling on iPhone

https://www.switchingtomac.com/tutorials/iphone/how-to-make-calls-with-wifi-calling-on-iphone/

 

The Capitol riot and its aftermath makes the case for tech regulation more urgent, but no simpler

Should Jack Dorsey be able to silence the president of the United States?

https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/11/is-the-tweet-mightier-than-the-sword/

 

Apple gets ready for a new reality

Reports of the company's AR ambitions suggest that it may soon take the next step to making them a reality.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3602931/apple-gets-ready-for-a-new-reality.html

 

D-Link made a USB adapter that adds Wi-Fi 6 to your laptop

Plus some new mesh Wi-Fi 6 routers

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/11/22224603/dlink-wifi-6-adapter-usb-mesh-routers-ces-2021

 

Amazon is cutting off Parler's servers

Unless the app can find an alternate host, it will go offline on Sunday.

https://www.engadget.com/amazon-suspends-parler-aws-access-025310355.html

 

Has WhatsApp been sharing your data with Facebook for years?

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/whatsapp-sharing-your-data/773481/

 

See LG's Expanding 'Rollable' Phone From CES

LG's answer to the Galaxy Z Fold has a screen that extends rather than unfolding

https://www.pcmag.com/news/see-lgs-expanding-rollable-phone-from-ces

 

Samsung's 2021 Q soundbars have advanced room optimization and AirPlay 2

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/samsung-qseries-soundbars-ces-044700244.html

 

How to Launch Google Assistant by Tapping the Back of Your Android Device

https://www.howtogeek.com/692287/how-to-launch-google-assistant-by-tapping-the-back-of-your-android-device/

 

Android phones will get faster and bigger in-screen fingerprint scanners in 2021

Fixing the big problems

https://www.techradar.com/news/android-phones-will-get-faster-and-bigger-in-screen-fingerprint-scanners-in-2021

 

You Don't Need a $450 Router

https://lifehacker.com/you-dont-need-a-450-router-1846050989

 

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

 

CES 2021: Lenovo releases new lineup of ThinkBooks

Lenovo has released a slew of new ThinkBooks to assist business professionals working remotely. This includes the lightweight ThinkBook 13x i, highly versatile ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i, and more.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/ces-2021-lenovo-releases-new-lineup-of-thinkbooks/

 

Microsoft January 2021 Patch Tuesday fixes 83 flaws, 1 zero-day

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-january-2021-patch-tuesday-fixes-83-flaws-1-zero-day/

 

Air purifiers at CES 2021 are getting smaller, smarter and more innovative than ever

From travel mug-sized cleaners to plasma purifiers, these are among the most inventive devices CES has to offer.

https://www.cnet.com/news/air-purifiers-at-ces-2021-are-getting-smaller-smarter-and-more-innovative-than-ever/

 

AskBob's Best of 2020 - Part One

https://askbobrankin.com/askbobs_best_of_2020_part_one.html

 

Windows 10 Sun Valley: Everything we know so far

A design refresh, new features, and an attempt to bring Windows back into the spotlight.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-sun-valley-features-everything-we-know

 

What’s Windows Feature Experience Pack on Windows 10

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

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

 

The first Linksys Wi-Fi 6e router is a mesh network model

The Linksys AXE8400 Wi-Fi 6E System is aimed at smart home enthusiasts and is backward compatible with earlier Linksys Intelligent Mesh products.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3602817/linksys-wi-fi-6e-router-is-a-mesh-network-model.html

 

How to Set Default Apps on Windows 10

https://www.groovypost.com/howto/windows-10-default-program-file-types/

 

The Capitol riot and its aftermath makes the case for tech regulation more urgent, but no simpler

Should Jack Dorsey be able to silence the president of the United States?

https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/11/is-the-tweet-mightier-than-the-sword/

 

What is a Mini LED display and why do you want it?

Apple may start using a new backlight technology in some of its products this year. Here's what Mini LED is all about.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3602913/what-is-a-mini-led-display-and-why-do-you-want-it.html

 

Western Digital doubles the storage in its portable SSDs to 4TB

Starting at $680

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2021/1/11/22225044/western-digital-portable-ssds-storage-4tb-price-announced

 

A YouTube network was spreading election disinformation for two months

This is despite YouTube's promises to crack down on allegations.

https://www.engadget.com/youtube-election-disinformation-network-204902660.html

 

Fed up? Alternatives to Google for search, email, messaging and more

https://www.komando.com/privacy/best-google-alternatives/752501/

 

Kingston 'Ghost Tree' NVMe M.2 SSD Promises a Revolution in Speed

Kingston's newest consumer-facing internal NVMe M.2 SSD promises maximum throughput of 7,000MBps read and write, which would make it the fastest-rated PCI Express 4.0 drive we’ve seen to date.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/kingston-ghost-town-nvme-m2-ssd-promises-a-revolution-in-speed

 

Lenovo's updated ThinkBook Plus packs a more practical E Ink screen

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/lenovo-thinkbook-plus-gen-2-i-e-ink-screen-laptop-170048754.html

 

How to Reinstall Apps You’ve Purchased from the Microsoft Store

https://www.howtogeek.com/701390/how-to-reinstall-apps-youve-purchased-from-the-microsoft-store/

 

Linux Foundation launches free WebAssembly course

Six hour course includes both written and video content

https://www.techradar.com/news/linux-foundation-launches-free-webassembly-course

 

Why Graphics Cards Are Even More Expensive in 2021 [Updated]

https://lifehacker.com/why-graphics-cards-are-even-more-expensive-in-2021-1846036657

 

More graphics card makers roll out significant price hikes

Things just keep getting more bleak for PC gamers.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3603135/more-graphics-card-makers-roll-out-significant-price-hikes.html

 

CES 2021: Dell unveils new Latitude notebook and Chromebook to help at-home students

The new machines are built to provide faster or more accessible online connectivity for remote learners.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/ces-2021-dell-unveils-new-latitude-notebook-and-chromebook-to-help-at-home-students/

 

Google discloses hacking campaign targeting Windows, Android users

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-discloses-hacking-campaign-targeting-windows-android-users/

 

If your Amazon Echo isn't connecting to Wi-Fi, try this

If Alexa has stopped connecting to the internet, follow these steps to reconnect your speaker.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/if-your-amazon-echo-isnt-connecting-to-wi-fi-try-this/

 

AskBob's Best of 2020 - Part Two

https://askbobrankin.com/askbobs_best_of_2020_part_two.html

 

AMD unveils Ryzen 5000 Mobile processors for notebooks and gaming laptops at CES 2021

You'll soon be able to harness Ryzen 5000-series processor power in productivity and gaming laptops.

https://www.windowscentral.com/amd-unveils-ryzen-5000-mobile-processors-notebooks-and-gaming-laptops-ces-2021

 

How to create parity volume with Storage Spaces in Settings on Windows 10 

Storage Spaces is now available from the Windows 10 Settings app, and this is how you can create and manage a parity volume with the modern experience.

https://pureinfotech.com/create-parity-volume-storage-spaces-settings-windows-10/

 

Netgear has one of the first Wi-Fi 6e routers: The Nighthawk RAXE500

The router taps the newly opened 6GHz frequency band and promises to deliver massive bandwidth with little latency. Netgear also unveiled a new cable modem.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3603028/netgear-nighthawk-raxe500-wi-fi-6e-router.html

 

How to Stop Skype From Starting Automatically on Windows 10

https://www.groovypost.com/howto/stop-skype-from-starting-automatically-on-windows-10/

 

Daily Crunch: Parler sues Amazon after going offline

https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/11/daily-crunch-parler-sues-amazon-after-going-offline/

 

How to scan documents in Notes and third-party apps on the iPhone and iPad

The Notes app hides a powerful document-scanning option, but you can find even better ones if need be.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3602449/how-to-scan-documents-in-notes-and-third-party-apps-on-iphone-and-ipad.html

 

PopSockets are going MagSafe

It’s what PopSockets fans have been waiting fo

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/11/22225701/popsockets-magsafe-accessory

 

Netgear's first WiFi 6E router offers plenty of bandwidth for streaming

Too bad you probably don't have a lot of gadgets that support 6GHz WiFi.

https://www.engadget.com/netgear-nighthawk-raxe500-170003612.html?guccounter=1

 

Why Parler is down and not expected to come back anytime soon

https://www.komando.com/social-media/why-parler-is-down/773516/

 

The Auto Industry Is Running Out of Chips

Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota, and Volkswagen have no other choice than to delay production.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-auto-industry-is-running-out-of-chips

 

The Morning After: CES 2021 starts with drones, 8K TVs and robots

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3603041/chrome-os-features.html

 

How to Use Windows 10’s Hidden Video Editor

https://www.howtogeek.com/355524/how-to-use-windows-10s-hidden-video-editor/

 

Staying Safe and Secure, Bob Gostischa, APCUG VTC 11-7-20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOLx0fXu_SM&t=0s 

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Tue 2146 01/12/2021

(Included: in this posting, the last article is an APCUG Virtual Technology Conference Recording and will be part of the next posting)

 

15 best antivirus apps and best anti-malware apps for Android

https://www.androidauthority.com/best-antivirus-android-apps-269696/

 

Following riots, alternative social apps and private messengers top the app stores

https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/11/following-riots-alternative-social-apps-and-private-messengers-top-the-app-stores/

 

Best Tablets of 2021

https://www.yahoo.com/news/best-tablets-2018-bring-great-193519683.html

 

How to Get a Spotlight-Style Search Bar on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/706008/how-to-get-a-spotlight-style-search-bar-on-windows-10/

 

Deal with Computer Clutter to Speed Things Up

Files accumulating on your machine can result in increased computer clutter, decreased performance, and even less stability.

https://askleo.com/deal-with-computer-clutter-to-speed-things-up/

 

The best home security cameras of 2021: Wyze, Arlo and more

Here are the best security cameras to buy this year.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-home-security-cameras-of-2021-wyze-arlo-and-more/

 

Is There a Simple Way to Video Chat With My Elderly Parents?

https://lifehacker.com/whats-a-simple-way-to-video-chat-with-my-elderly-parent-1846011264

 

What are your free speech rights on social media?

Free speech only prevents the government from intruding on speech. The First Amendment does not give a person the right to say whatever they want on a private company’s platform. NBC News’ Danny Cevallos explains big tech’s control over speech and allowing access to their communities.

https://www.nbcnews.com/now/video/what-are-your-free-speech-rights-on-social-media-99296837747

 

Error Lookup tries to make cryptic Windows error codes meaningful

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/03/error-lookup-tries-to-make-cryptic-windows-error-codes-meaningful/

 

Here are 5 mistakes I made building my gaming PC so you don't have to

Succeed where I failed, dear reader.

https://www.windowscentral.com/here-are-5-mistakes-i-made-building-my-gaming-pc-so-you-dont-have

 

Parler data scraped and archived by online activists

Here's what online activists were up to before right-wing social network Parler was taken offline

https://blog.avast.com/parler-data-hacktivism-avast

 

How to use ForFiles command on shared network folder on Windows 10

You can use the ForFiles command against a network folder, but you need to use a workaround – here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/use-forfiles-shared-network-folder-windows-10/

 

Virtual CES

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Virtual-CES-86974.html

 

6 Most Commonly Confused Computer Terms

https://davescomputertips.com/6-most-commonly-confused-computer-terms/

 

Discord bans pro-Trump server ‘The Donald’

The server had connections to the banned r/The_Donald subreddit

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/8/22221579/discord-bans-the-donald-server-reddit-subreddit

 

How to Connect Chromebook to Your TV

Choose between wired and wireless options

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-connect-chromebook-to-your-tv-4842585

 

Samsung just announced the chip that will power the Galaxy S21

https://bgr.com/2021/01/12/galaxy-s21-specs-exynos-2100-official/

 

Lenovo's ThinkReality A3 Smart Glasses can show up to five virtual displays

Their potential applications include 3D visualizations and AR-guided workflows for enterprise.

https://www.engadget.com/lenovo-think-reality-a3-smart-glasses-140022294.html

 

Watch out for zombie tweets!

https://www.komando.com/episode/watch-out-for-zombie-tweets/773178/

 

Google Meet Adds Instant Meetings for Quick Virtual Meetups

Google Meet users will also soon be able to set up calls for later or schedule conferences via Google Calendar.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-meet-adds-more-videoconferencing-options

 

Samsung's new robot butler can pour a glass of wine and do your laundry - take a look at how it works

https://www.yahoo.com/news/samsungs-robot-butler-pour-glass-154550893.html

 

How to Enable Startup Sound on Your Chromebook

https://www.howtogeek.com/706405/how-to-enable-startup-sound-on-your-chromebook/

 

My Computer Does Nothing When Turned On; How Do I Fix It? Something to Look at, and Something to Listen To

A computer that does nothing when you turn it on can be very difficult to diagnose. Spinning disks and blinking lights don't mean as much as you might think.

https://askleo.com/computer-does-nothing/

 

The LG Rollable phone with expandable display is real, and coming in 2021

The video that LG teased at its CES press conference of a phone with an expanding display isn't just a concept. We'll be able to buy it this year.

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-lg-rollable-phone-with-expandable-display-is-real-and-coming-in-2021/

 

Cultivate the Perfect Evening Routine to Avoid Insomnia

https://lifehacker.com/cultivate-the-perfect-evening-routine-to-avoid-insomnia-5855204

 

Parler goes offline after Amazon hosting suspension over violent content

Google and Apple suspended the conservative-oriented social media platform after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/amazon-suspends-hosting-parler-its-servers-citing-violent-content-n1253648

 

Mouse Jiggler is a simple tool that prevents your computer from going to sleep or switching to screensaver mode

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/03/mouse-jiggler-is-a-simple-tool-that-prevents-your-computer-from-going-to-sleep-or-switching-to-screensaver-mode/

 

WhatsApp now requires you to share data with Facebook — here's what you need to know

WhatsApp is doing the exact thing it said it wouldn't do when it was acquired by Facebook seven years ago.

https://www.windowscentral.com/whatsapp-now-requires-you-share-data-facebook

 

The rise and fall of Parler

Examining Parler's surge and eventual takedown, as well as what's next for the platform

https://blog.avast.com/the-rise-and-fall-of-parler-avast

 

How to open Microsoft Launcher settings on Android

If you're using the Microsoft Launcher experience on your Android phone, this is how you open the settings page.

https://pureinfotech.com/open-microsoft-launcher-settings-android/

 

Scientists Press AI Researchers for Transparency

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Scientists-Press-AI-Researchers-for-Transparency-86973.html

 

How To Set Up WiFi Guest In Windows 10

https://davescomputertips.com/how-to-set-up-wifi-guest-in-windows-10/

 

Twitter permanently bans Trump

The president’s preferred megaphone is gone

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/8/22218753/twitter-bans-trump-permanently-realdonaldtrump

 

How to Fix It When a Chromebook Touchscreen is Not Working

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

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

 

I had no idea flying this little $40 RC bird would be so much fun

https://bgr.com/2021/01/12/drone-for-kids-amazon-prime-go-go-bird/

 

Twitter cuts off QAnon conspiracy accounts as employees push to ban Trump

Michael Flynn, 8kun administrator Ron Watkins and Sidney Powell have been removed from Twitter.

https://www.engadget.com/twitter-q-anon-trump-223514851.html

 

Unplug it! 5 things running up your power bill | Komando DIY

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/unplug-it-5-things-running-up-your-power-bill-komando-diy/765485/

 

Lenovo Smart Glasses Project 5 Virtual Displays at Once

ThinkReality A3 smart glasses aim to 'transform work' with features like 3D visualization and augmented reality.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/lenovos-new-smart-glasses-project-five-virtual-displays-at-once

 

How to track someone on Google Maps after they share their location with you

https://www.yahoo.com/news/track-someone-google-maps-share-162034268.html

 

How to Uninstall or Disable Extensions in Microsoft Edge

https://www.howtogeek.com/701173/how-to-uninstall-or-disable-extensions-in-microsoft-edge/

 

What Is SupportAssist and Should I Let It Run?

While I don't recommend third-party driver update tools, the tools provided by your computer's manufacturer are a different story.

https://askleo.com/what-is-supportassist-and-should-i-let-it-run/

 

Elon Musk says you should use Signal instead of Facebook. Here's what to know about the app

What is Signal, and how does it keep your messages private? We've got the details.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/elon-musk-says-you-should-use-signal-instead-of-facebook-heres-what-to-know-about-the-app/

 

It's OK to Delete People on Social Media

https://lifehacker.com/its-ok-to-delete-people-on-social-media-1846001623

 

New patent hints at ‘Wrist ID’ for Apple Watch

PUMP IT INTO MY VEINS... uh, literally

https://thenextweb.com/plugged/2021/01/11/apple-watch-patent-wrist-id-unlock-feature-rumor/

 

Use Firefox Updater to install and update Firefox on Android without Google Play

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/01/use-firefox-updater-to-install-and-update-firefox-on-android-without-google-play/

 

Microsoft is building a 'news and weather' widget into the taskbar on Windows 10

At-a-glance weather and news is coming to the taskbar on Windows 10 starting today for Windows Insiders.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-building-news-and-weather-widget-taskbar-windows-10

 

Telegram app can reveal your exact location

Plus, iMessage is more private than WhatsApp and Donald Trump does time in Facebook and Twitter jail

https://blog.avast.com/hackers-can-use-telegram-to-reveal-users-exact-locations-avast

 

Windows 10 gets news widget in taskbar

Microsoft introduces news and interests widget for the Windows 10 taskbar to keep you engage on your device instead of your phone.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-news-widget-taskbar/

 

Cloud Security Practices Playing Into Hands of Attackers

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Cloud-Security-Practices-Playing-Into-Hands-of-Attackers-86964.html

 

Windows 10’s Speech To Text Feature

https://davescomputertips.com/windows-10s-speech-to-text-feature/

 

Twitter is deleting Trump’s attempts to circumvent ban

Tweets from @POTUS and @TeamTrump have been removed

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/8/22221683/trump-tried-to-evade-his-ban-with-potus-but-those-tweets-were-instantly-deleted

 

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

3 ways to get a version of Firefox on your Chromebook

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

 

‘Big announcement’ from Apple teased for tomorrow morning

https://bgr.com/2021/01/12/apple-news-big-announcement-cbs-this-morning-january-13/

 

What to expect from an online-only CES 2021

It will be very different from years past.

https://www.engadget.com/ces-2021-what-to-expect-210017996.html

 

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/

 

How Much Did You Leave Your House in 2020? Google Maps Knows

Google Maps is sending out emails with data about where users traveled and how they got there in 2020.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/how-much-did-you-leave-your-house-in-2020-google-maps-knows

 

Samsung’s upcycling program is designed to give new life to old tech

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/samsung-upcycling-program-designed-life-155336726.html

 

Why Your Windows Taskbar Should Always Be on the Left Side

https://www.howtogeek.com/706245/why-your-windows-taskbar-should-always-be-on-the-left-side/

 

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

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

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

 

Why the First Amendment can't protect Trump on Twitter or save Parler

Here's what you need to know about the constitutional protection of free speech in America.

https://www.cnet.com/news/why-the-first-amendment-cant-protect-trump-on-twitter-or-save-parler/

 

Your Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn Data Might Have Leaked Last Month

https://lifehacker.com/your-facebook-instagram-and-linkedin-data-might-have-1846042752

 

Windows 10 bug causes PC to force reboot, fix on the way

https://www.slashgear.com/windows-10-bug-causes-pc-to-force-reboot-fix-on-the-way-10654358/

 

Get transparent calendar on top of your desktop wallpaper with Interactive Calendar

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/01/get-transparent-calendar-on-top-of-your-desktop-wallpaper-with-interactive-calendar/

 

How to use Meet Now to make free video calls on Windows 10

You can easily make a video call with one or multiple people with the Skype Meet Now feature on Windows 10, and in this guide, we'll show you how.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-meet-now-windows-10

 

Where do things stand with Covid-19 tracking apps?

Reviewing the current status and continuing development of prominent tracking apps

https://blog.avast.com/covid-19-tracking-app-update-avast

 

Windows 10 build 21286: hands-on video review

This video highlights the most significant improvements available with build 21286 planned for future releases of Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-build-21286-hands-on-video-review/

 

Cut the Cord to Trim Your TV Viewing Overhead

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Cut-the-Cord-to-Trim-Your-TV-Viewing-Overhead-86965.html

 

The 15 Best YouTube Channels for Learning New Hobbies & Skills

Want to pick up a new hobby or develop a new talent? Check out these awesome YouTube channels for learning new skills!

https://whatnerd.com/best-youtube-channels-learning-hobbies-skills/

 

Twitter bans QAnon supporters, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn

Cites ‘renewed potential for violence’

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/8/22221332/twitter-ban-qanon-accounts-michael-flynn-sidney-powell-ron-watkins

 

How to Connect Chromebook to a Monitor

You aren't limited to just one screen with Chromebook

https://www.lifewire.com/connect-chromebook-to-monitor-5090184

 

The 10 most exciting new products unveiled at CES 2021

  - CES 2021 is officially underway, though this year’s show is unlike any CES events in the past due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  - Despite the lack of a traditional in-person trade show in Las Vegas, the CTA is hosting a virtual event that takes place entirely online.

  - Here, we’ll round up our picks for the 10 most exciting new product announcements from CES 2021.

https://bgr.com/2021/01/12/best-of-ces-2021-top-10-most-exciting-announcements/

 

NVIDIA hints at RTX 30 laptop graphics launch on January 12th

Your gaming portable is about to get a speed boost.

https://www.engadget.com/nvidia-geforce-rtx-30-laptop-graphics-teaser-222156974.html

 

One smart trick only the tech pros know for better PC performance

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/tech-pro-trick/772727/

 

Nvidia Patches Security Flaws Plaguing Windows and Linux Users

Nvidia's update resolves potential denial of service attacks, data tampering, and other software issues that could come as a result of breaches.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/nvidia-patches-security-flaws-plaguing-windows-and-linux-users

 

Zero Security Research Labs Tops Cyber Security Field Through Its Exceptional Proactive Techniques in Unmasking Criminals

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/zero-security-research-labs-tops-061000580.html

 

Best backup cameras for 2021

Make driving in reverse easier and safer with one of these backup cameras.

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/best-backup-cameras-for-2021/

 

Get No-Fuss File-Level Crypto With Fscrypt

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

 

15 best Chromebook tips and tricks 2020

If you love Chromebooks like we do, you'll want to see these tips and tricks to make the most of them.

https://www.androidcentral.com/top-chromebook-tips-and-tricks

 

Can I Stop Others from Forwarding Messages?

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

 

How To Install Windows 10 From USB

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

 

Favorite Utilities - Judy Taylour, SCV Computer Club - APCUG

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41ItAnBOOOA&t=0s

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Microsoft to build cross-platform Outlook from Edge bits

The one-app-for-all Outlook will run within a browser as a replacement for the Windows, Mac, iOS and Android editions of the company's popular email app.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3602771/microsoft-to-build-cross-platform-outlook-from-edge-bits.html

 

Your Password Manager Can Do More Than Just Store Passwords

https://www.reviewgeek.com/65968/password-managers-can-do-more-than-just-store-passwords/

 

Hands-on with Motorola's 2021 budget phone lineup

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/hands-motorolas-2021-budget-phone-140003649.html

 

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

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

 

This Lenovo Yoga desktop screen rotates for vertical viewing: CES 2021 sneak peek

Ahead of CES 2021, Lenovo unveiled the rotating Yoga AIO 7 along with a mini two-in-one PC concept that turns into a handheld gaming device.

https://www.cnet.com/news/this-lenovo-yoga-aio-7-desktop-screen-rotates-for-vertical-viewing-ces-2021/

 

Everything You Need to Manage Your Panic and Anxiety

https://lifehacker.com/everything-you-need-to-manage-your-panic-and-anxiety-1846007125

 

Why a Chromebook? (And Why I Purchased Two for the Important People in My Life)

Chromebooks can be a viable alternative for those who do most of their computing online and are looking for a simpler, perhaps more stable, yet powerful device.

https://askleo.com/why-a-chromebook-and-why-i-purchased-two-for-the-important-people-in-my-life/

 

Why societal values need to be instilled into machine learning

UK exam debacle, US pollsters’ inaccuracy show algorithms bereft of knowledge

https://blog.avast.com/instilling-values-in-machine-learning-avast

 

Microsoft's neural language AI model surpasses human performance in SuperGLUE test

Microsoft continues to improve AI's understanding of language.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsofts-neural-language-model-surpasses-human-performance-superglue-test

 

How to Fix: Disable Chrome 'Sign into Website' Notification

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10880/how-fix-disable-chrome-sign-website-notification

 

You can still upgrade Windows 7 and 8.1 systems to Windows 10 for free

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/01/you-can-still-upgrade-windows-7-and-8-1-systems-to-windows-10-for-free/

 

Senator asks social networks, carriers to preserve evidence from Capitol riot

Facebook, Twitter and Parler are some of the companies under pressure.

https://www.engadget.com/senator-asks-tech-companies-to-preserve-capitol-evidence-193055061.html

 

2021: The Year of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/2021-The-Year-of-Robotics-and-Artificial-Intelligence-86968.html

 

How to use a Chromebook: 10 must-know tips, tricks, and tools for beginners

Chromebooks are dead-simple to use, but just like any PC a little tweaking makes your experience that much better.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3168062/how-to-use-a-chromebook-10-must-know-tips-tricks-and-tools-for-beginners.html

 

Trump’s ban from Twitter creates the ultimate case of link rot in posts across the internet

All those embedded posts of his tweets are now broken

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/9/22222371/trump-ban-twitter-link-rot-embedded-dead-posts

 

Report: Apple and Hyundai hope to reach deal for Apple Car by March, begin US production in 2024

https://9to5mac.com/2021/01/10/apple-car-hyundai-production-deal/

 

How to run full virus scan with Microsoft Defender Antivirus on Windows 10

Here are three ways to perform a full virus scan on Windows 10 with Microsoft Defender Antivirus using Windows Security, Command Prompt, and PowerShell.

https://pureinfotech.com/run-full-virus-scan-microsoft-defender-antivirus-windows-10/

 

Smartphone security: Do you need a VPN on your phone?

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/smartphone-security-you-need/771888/

 

Here's Why an Extended Warranty on Electronics Is a Waste of Money

Extended warranties are offered with most devices—smartphones, laptops, TVs, home appliances—but are they worth the money? Survey says: No. Here's how to protect your electronics without forking over extra cash.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/heres-why-an-extended-warranty-on-electronics-is-a-waste-of-money

 

What to expect from an online-only CES 2021

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ces-2021-what-to-expect-210017996.html

 

How to Merge Spotify Playlists

https://www.howtogeek.com/700668/how-to-merge-spotify-playlists/

 

Acer's CES 2021 gaming monitors target consoles and speedsters

A new 28-inch Nitro incorporates HDMI 2.1 to support console VRR and a 240Hz Predator with Nvidia Reflex Latency Analyzer to help streamline your gameplay.

https://www.cnet.com/news/acer-ces-2021-gaming-monitors-target-consoles-and-speedsters/

 

How to Sync Your Microsoft Edge Tabs Across Your Devices

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-sync-your-microsoft-edge-tabs-across-your-device-1846001872

 

How Do I Remove a BIOS or UEFI Password?

A BIOS password provides a surprising amount of security on a computer -- so much that if the password is lost, chances for recovery are slim.

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_remove_a_bios_password/

 

Take back your privacy from eavesdroppers

Psst! Someone is spying on you

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

 

Best WhatsApp Alternatives 2021

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-whatsapp-alternatives

 

Chrome Defaults to Secure Website Version

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10878/chrome-defaults-secure-website-version

 

Manage your web shortcuts from a dual-pane interface with the Bookmarks Commander extension for Firefox and Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/31/manage-your-web-shortcuts-from-a-dual-pane-interface-with-the-bookmarks-commander-extension-for-firefox-and-chrome/

 

CPSC warning highlights fire risk of loose 18650 lithium-ion batteries

Loose 18650 cells used to power vapes and other small devices are being sold online.

https://www.engadget.com/cpsc-warning-fire-risk-loose-18650-lithiumion-061613315.html

 

The Essential Need for 5G

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

 

What Is Microsoft Sway and How to Use It

https://helpdeskgeek.com/reviews/what-is-microsoft-sway-and-how-to-use-it/

 

Social media and telco companies urged to preserve evidence from Capitol attack

An informal request from Sen. Warner said the Capitol is “now a crime scene”

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/9/22222200/social-media-telco-urged-preserve-evidence-capitol-attack-twitter-facebook-google-verizon-apple

 

Feature Request: Apple should evolve iPhone calls with option for FaceTime Audio default

https://9to5mac.com/2021/01/08/allow-iphone-facetime-audio-as-default/

 

WINDOWS 10 21H1 NEW FEATURES UP TO BUILD 21286

UPDATED 1/7: Get a closer look at all the new features and changes added to Windows 10 21H1 (thus far) in the Dev Channel up to build 21286.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-21h1-new-features/

 

Bad news: The trick you use for stronger passwords doesn’t work

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/password-strength-test/772973/

 

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

 

Samsung's Galaxy Chromebook 2 is cheaper and sports a QLED screen

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/samsung-galaxy-chromebook-2-hands-on-140039848.html

 

How to Charge Your Apple Pencil

https://www.howtogeek.com/694631/how-to-charge-your-apple-pencil/

 

Capitol Hill violence stokes ire at Facebook, Google and Twitter

Big Tech could face stricter regulation due to backlash over the failed insurrection fueled by Trump's tweets.

https://www.cnet.com/news/capitol-hill-violence-stokes-ire-at-facebook-google-and-twitter/

 

Test Drive Microsoft Outlook's Future Look

https://lifehacker.com/test-drive-microsoft-outlooks-future-look-1846021518

 

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/

 

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

Pairing these tips with your common sense means increased security for your devices

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

 

12 best ways to free up hard drive space on Windows 10

Is your computer running low in space? If so, here are 12 practical ways to quickly free up space on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-ways-to-free-hard-drive-space-windows-10

 

Ticketmaster Fined $10M for Hacking Competitor

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10877/ticketmaster-fined-10m-hacking-competitor

 

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/

 

This gesture-sensing band could make the Apple Watch more accessible

It also allows you to use the wearable without tapping its touchscreen.

https://www.engadget.com/mudra-band-ces-2021-041411145.html

 

Standout Tech Products of 2020

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

 

How to Use the Built-in Task Manager in Microsoft Edge

https://www.groovypost.com/howto/use-the-built-in-task-manager-in-microsoft-edge/

 

Alexa’s ‘Tell Me When’ skill combines reminders with contextual information

A minor change that might be meaningful to daily Alexa users

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/9/22221443/amazon-alexa-new-reminder-skill-tell-me-when

 

User successfully runs Ubuntu on a jailbroken iPhone 7

https://9to5mac.com/2021/01/11/user-successfully-runs-ubuntu-on-a-jailbroken-iphone-7/#more-690252

 

WINDOWS 10 BRINGS STORAGE SPACES TO SETTINGS APP

Here's a closer look the modernized Storage Spaces experience in the Settings app for Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-storage-spaces-settings-app/

 

Windows 10: 5 new features to try right now

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/new-windows-10-features/773250/

 

Elon Musk Tells Followers to Use Signal Messaging App Amid WhatsApp Privacy Update

Musk tweets 'Use Signal' in an apparent attempt to discourage people from using WhatsApp, which has been asking users to agree to a new privacy policy.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/elon-musk-tells-followers-to-use-signal-messaging-app-amid-whatsapp-privacy

 

How to mirror your iPhone's screen onto a Mac computer, using QuickTime or a third-party program

https://www.yahoo.com/news/mirror-iphones-screen-onto-mac-215847100.html

 

How to Use Microsoft Outlook Online’s File View

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

 

Trump showed Facebook, Twitter, YouTube can't moderate their platforms. That needs to change

Commentary: It's increasingly clear these companies aren't trustworthy moderators.

https://www.cnet.com/news/trump-showed-facebook-twitter-youtube-cant-moderate-their-platforms-that-needs-to-change/

 

The First and Best Way to Troubleshoot a Fussy Device

https://lifehacker.com/the-first-and-best-way-to-troubleshoot-a-fussy-device-1846019121

 

Picking Up and Setting Up My New Desktop

My new machine was ready! I'll show you where it came from, and the laundry list of things I did first.

https://askleo.com/picking-up-and-setting-up-my-new-desktop/

 

3 reasons why you should always update your software

Yes, taking the time to keep your software updated really does pay off

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

 

Lenovo's Show Mode basically turns your laptop into an Echo Show

Your laptop already has a microphone and a screen; why not use it as an Alexa device?

https://www.windowscentral.com/lenovos-show-mode-basically-turns-your-laptop-echo-show

 

Chrome Security Software Bug Fixed

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10876/chrome-security-software-bug-fixed

 

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/

 

GM modernizes its logo to highlight its EV-centric future

Look closely, and you might spot the shape of an electrical plug in there.

https://www.engadget.com/gm-logo-branding-electric-vehicles-210607845.html

 

The Evolution of Personal Communications Technology Through 2050

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/The-Evolution-of-Personal-Communications-Technology-Through-2050-86949.html

 

How To Create a Strong Password you can Remember

https://www.groovypost.com/howto/create-easy-remember-secure-strong-password-phrase/

 

Apple and Google face pressure to deplatform Parler over calls to violence

Apple reportedly gave Parler 24 hours to add moderation or be expelled from its App Store

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/8/22220366/apple-google-parler-pressure-deplatform-violence-capitol

 

Qualcomm unveils larger and faster in-screen fingerprint reader, coming to smartphones this year

https://9to5mac.com/2021/01/11/qualcomm-fingerprint-touch-id-2021-iphone/#more-690191

 

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/

 

Got new tech? Lock it down now before it’s too late

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/secure-your-new-tech/773207/

 

Nvidia Patches Security Flaws Plaguing Windows and Linux Users

Nvidia's update resolves potential denial of service attacks, data tampering, and other software issues that could come as a result of breaches.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/nvidia-patches-security-flaws-plaguing-windows-and-linux-users

 

What is Microsoft Authenticator? Here's what you need to know about the two-factor authentication app that can secure your online accounts

https://www.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-authenticator-heres-know-two-172928680.html

 

CES 2021: TP-Link Introduces Line of 6GHz Wi-Fi Routers and Mesh Systems

https://www.macrumors.com/2021/01/11/tp-link-wifi-6e-routers-mesh-systems/

 

Should I Grant Location Permission? Why You Should and When You Shouldn't Give Permission

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD8rHEakrgI&feature=youtu.be&t=1s

 

Why You're Being Warned About Windows 10 End of Service and What to Do About It

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peEhXHONq4Y&feature=youtu.be&t=0s

 

CES 2021: What will laptops look like in 2021 and beyond?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54cbzcjcWNM&t=0s

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Bring an old MacBook back to life with Linux

It takes about an hour to make an outdated Mac useful again with Fedora.

https://opensource.com/article/20/12/linux-macbook?sc_cid=7013a0000026KpxAAE

 

Exercise Is Stress Relief So You Should Probably Go Exercise Right Now

https://vitals.lifehacker.com/exercise-is-stress-relief-so-you-should-probably-go-exe-1846011332

 

How to Download, Install, and Configure Plank Dock in Ubuntu

https://www.maketecheasier.com/download-install-configure-plank-dock-ubuntu/

 

How to Disable Siri Suggestions in Spotlight Search on iPhone and iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/701132/how-to-disable-siri-suggestions-in-spotlight-search-on-iphone-and-ipad/

 

How to Plan for the Future in Times of Uncertainty

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-plan-for-the-future-in-times-of-uncertainty-1846012526

 

Strong passwords aren't as easy as adding 123. Here's what experts say really helps

Creating a good password isn't as simple as putting an exclamation mark at the end.

https://www.cnet.com/news/strong-passwords-arent-as-easy-as-adding-123-heres-what-researchers-say-helps/

 

Why You’re Being Warned About Windows 10 End of Service and What to Do About It

Windows 10 warns when it's coming to "end of service", but what does that mean if Windows 10 is always being updated?

https://askleo.com/windows-10-end-of-service/

 

How to share a Windows 10 PC

Need to share a Windows 10 PC among employees or temporary workers at the office, or with family members at home? No problem — here's how to do it.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3046707/how-to-share-a-windows-10-pc.html

 

Amazon employees call for company to cut ties with Parler after deadly U.S. Capitol riot

  - A group of Amazon corporate employees is calling on the company to stop providing cloud services to Parler, a social media app popular with Trump supporters, following the deadly riots at the U.S. Capitol earlier this week.

  - “We cannot be complicit in more bloodshed and violent attacks on our democracy,” Amazon employees wrote in a tweet.

 - By Saturday night, Amazon informed Parler it would no longer provide cloud services to the site, with the suspension taking effect on Sunday at 11:59 p.m. PT.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/09/amazon-employees-demand-company-drop-parler-after-capitol-riot.html

 

Taskbar Hide is a freeware tool that allows you to hide program windows, the Start button, taskbar and tray

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/06/taskbar-hide-is-a-freeware-tool-that-allows-you-to-hide-program-windows/

 

Lenovo announces LAVIE MINI, a pocketable PC that attaches to Switch-style controllers

Lenovo announced a new type of convertible PC ahead of CES 2021, though you can't buy it.

https://www.windowscentral.com/lavie-mini-and-lavie-pro-mobile

 

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/

 

Microsoft Working on New Windows 10 Mail App

After Microsoft solved the browser issue by migrating Microsoft Edge to the Chromium engine, the software giant is now reportedly planning to deal with another shortcoming of its desktop operating system.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-working-on-new-windows-10-mail-app-531870.shtml

 

Not a typo: This easy-to-use webcam is on sale for just $9! (Update: current price is $19.95 and doubt promo code not likely to work, but shows one of many bargains available)

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/weicha-webcam-sale-225334917.html

 

NVIDIA Ships Patches for High-Severity Security Flaws

https://www.securityweek.com/nvidia-ships-patches-high-severity-security-flaws

 

A Trump tax means you’ll pay even more for Nvidia and AMD’s impossible-to-find graphics cards

There is once again a 25 percent tariff for GPUs coming from China

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/7/22217206/nvidia-amd-gpu-trump-tax-china-tariff-exemption-expire

 

ArcX's wearable joystick is a Bluetooth remote for your phone

Use it while running or cycling to avoid taking your eyes off the road.

https://www.engadget.com/arcx-wearable-ring-joystick-smartphone-bluetooth-controller-remote-172128341.html

 

Do More With Alexa's 'Tell Me When' Skill

Alexa's new skill update combines reminders with additional contextual information that lets you set up a variety of different tasks.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/do-more-with-alexastell-me-when-skill

 

6 online auction websites to try if you love buying and selling on eBay

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/auction-sites-to-save-money/772854/

 

How to Auto-Delete Browsing History on Safari, Chrome, and Firefox

https://www.maketecheasier.com/auto-delete-browsing-history/

 

What Do “Swipe Left” and “Swipe Right” Mean?

https://www.howtogeek.com/702931/what-do-swipe-left-and-swipe-right-mean/

 

Don't Use Telegram's New 'People Nearby' Feature

https://lifehacker.com/dont-use-telegrams-new-people-nearby-feature-1846017886

 

Windows 10 taskbar is getting a personalized news and weather feed

The widget-like feature rolls out to the Windows Insider Program today.

https://www.cnet.com/news/windows-10-taskbar-is-getting-a-personalized-news-and-weather-feed/

 

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/

 

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

 

Democratic Senate control could breathe new life into net neutrality and other tech regulations

  - With Democrats projected to take back the majority in the Senate, tech bills that have languished in the Republican-controlled chamber during Donald Trump’s presidency could see renewed momentum.

  - While pandemic relief is likely to take center stage for much of the legislative session, the shift in power could still give Democrats the chance to advance their tech policy agenda now that they control both houses of Congress and the White House.

  - Democrats now have a clearer shot at quickly confirming key cabinet picks, renewing net neutrality rules and advancing reforms in areas like antitrust, privacy and facial recognition technology.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/09/democratic-senate-control-could-breathe-new-life-into-tech-policy.html

 

Firefox 84.0.2 is a security update

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/06/firefox-84-0-2-is-a-security-update/

 

Lenovo expands its IdeaPad laptop range, including new IdeaPad 5G

Lenovo's IdeaPad 5G brings 5G to the company's popular lineup of laptops.

https://www.windowscentral.com/lenovo-ideapad-ahead-ces

 

How to set default GPU for apps on Windows 10

If you have a multi-GPU system running Windows 10, you can now manually specify the preferred graphics processor an app should use for performance or to improve battery life.

https://pureinfotech.com/set-gpu-app-windows-10/

 

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

 

Google removes Parler from app store, could also be removed from Apple's if it doesn't implement a moderation plan

https://www.yahoo.com/news/parler-could-removed-apples-app-002750487.html

 

Continuous Updates: Everything You Need to Know About the SolarWinds Attack

https://www.securityweek.com/continuous-updates-everything-you-need-know-about-solarwinds-attack

 

GEORGIA’S RUNOFF MAY HAVE SAVED NET NEUTRALITY

Throttling could be much harder under a Democratic Senate

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/6/22216843/georgia-runoff-net-neutrality-fcc-jon-ossoff-raphael-warnock-democrats-senate

 

The UK will probe Google's plan to eliminate third-party cookies in Chrome

Regulators are concerned that "Privacy Sandbox" changes could favor Google ads.

https://www.engadget.com/uk-regulators-google-chrome-privacy-sandbox-third-party-cookies-114953394.html

 

Trump Considers Building His Own Social Media Site After Twitter Ban

The President posted the message on the @POTUS account on Twitter, which was quickly locked down. In the same message, Trump promises a major announcement with an existing social media site.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/trump-considers-building-his-own-social-media-site-after-twitter-ban

 

How to stop annoying robocalls and scam calls for good

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/how-to-stop-annoying-robocalls/540682/

 

10 of the Best Launcher Docks for Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/linux-dock-roundup/

 

How to See When Apps Access Your Camera and Microphone on Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/706413/how-to-see-when-apps-access-your-camera-and-microphone-on-android/

 

How Do I Prevent an Ex From Accessing My Accounts?

https://lifehacker.com/how-do-i-prevent-an-ex-from-accessing-my-accounts-1845905582

 

Justice Department emails targeted in SolarWinds hack, report says

The ongoing breaches reportedly affect 3% of email accounts at the DOJ, according to The Wall Street Journal.

https://www.cnet.com/news/department-of-justice-emails-targeted-in-solarwinds-hack-report-says/

 

Grant Location Permission: Why You Should and When You Shouldn’t

Granting location permission gives apps and web sites a more accurate idea of exactly where you are. The question is: do they need or do they abuse it?

https://askleo.com/grant-location-permission/

 

SolarWinds, Solorigate, and what it means for Windows updates

The recent SolarWinds attack raised serious questions about how safe companies (and government agencies) are when OS or software updates roll out. Since Microsoft was also hit, it’s important to understand what happened.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3602549/solarwinds-solorigate-and-what-it-means-for-windows-updates.html

 

Google removes Parler, popular with Trump supporters, from app store for Android

  - Google has removed Parler, a social media app popular with Trump supporters, from the Google Play Store, making it much harder for Android users to download and access the app.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/08/google-removes-parler-app-from-google-play-store.html

 

A year in the making, History and Open Tabs sync is finally coming to Microsoft Edge

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/05/a-year-in-the-making-history-and-open-tabs-sync-is-finally-coming-to-microsoft-edge/

 

Microsoft building new sales hub in Washington, D.C. area

Microsoft's new offices in Arlington Virginia are just across the river from Washington, D.C.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-building-new-sales-hub-washington-dc-area

 

Microsoft to replace Mail app on Windows 10 with One Outlook client

Microsoft is building a new One Outlook app to replace all the other variants for Windows 10, macOS, and the web.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-new-one-outlook-client-windows-10/

 

Portable LibreOffice

Complete office suite that includes a text editor, a spreadsheet tool, a presentation creator, a database editor, a math editor, and a drawing creator

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Office/Suites-editors/Portable-LibreOffice.shtml

 

The Lavie Mini is a modern netbook that doubles as a game console

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/lenovo-nec-lavie-mini-modern-netbook-game-console-hybrid-concept-140010079.html

 

Firefox Improves Privacy Protections With Encrypted Client Hello

https://www.securityweek.com/firefox-improves-privacy-protections-encrypted-client-hello

 

The JLab JBuds Frames are open-ear headphones you clip to your glasses

Available ‘early spring’ for $50

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/8/22219425/jlab-audio-jbuds-frames-open-ear-headphones-price-release-date

 

FCC head Ajit Pai won't reform Section 230 before he leaves office

He also declined to "second-guess" social media bans on Trump posting.

https://www.engadget.com/ajit-pai-breaks-trump-section-230-101506598.html

 

Reddit Bans 'r/DonaldTrump' Forum for Inciting Violence

Reddit says forums members repeatedly broke the rules when discussing Wednesday's violent riot from pro-Trump supporters in the US Capitol.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/reddit-bans-rdonaldtrump-forum-for-inciting-violence

 

10 Fitbit tips and tricks you need to try

https://www.komando.com/lifestyle-reviews/fitbit-tips-and-tricks/772562/

 

Google Keep vs. Evernote vs. Bear: Which Note-Taking App Is Ideal for You?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/google-keep-vs-evernote-vs-bear/

 

How to Use Outlook’s “My Templates” Add-in For Quick Text Entry

https://www.howtogeek.com/697468/how-to-use-outlooks-my-templates-add-in-for-quick-text-entry/

 

How Do I Get Into My Phone if I Forgot My PIN or Password?

https://lifehacker.com/how-do-i-get-into-my-phone-if-i-forgot-my-pin-or-passwo-1845853103

 

Sleeping heart rate, breathing rate and HRV: What your sleep data means

Gathering sleep data is one thing -- understanding it is another thing entirely.

https://www.cnet.com/health/sleeping-heart-rate-breathing-rate-and-hrv-what-your-sleep-data-means/

 

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

Choosing the right long-term storage media is part of protecting your data from degradation or other forms of loss. But there's more to it than just media.

https://askleo.com/best-long-term-storage-media/

 

Herewith, some unsolicited advice for Microsoft about Windows

For five years now, Microsoft has been messing around with Windows 10 feature releases and updates and support deadlines. It's time to end the madness.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3601743/herewith-some-unsolicited-advice-for-microsoft-about-windows.html

 

Apple’s App Store had gross sales around $64 billion last year and it’s growing strongly again

  - Apple’s App Store grossed more than $64 billion in 2020, according to an analysis by CNBC.

  - That’s up from an estimated $50 billion in 2019 and $48.5 billion in 2018, according to the same analysis, suggesting that App Store sales growth accelerated strongly during the Covid-19 pandemic.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/08/apples-app-store-had-gross-sales-around-64-billion-in-2020.html

 

Microsoft is working on unifying Outlook into "One Outlook"

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/05/microsoft-is-working-on-unifying-outlook-into-one-outlook/

 

An Xbox Series X|S survey asks users if they want PS5 DualSense controller features on Xbox

A possibility of DualSense tech coming to Xbox.

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-series-xs-survey-asks-users-if-they-want-ps5-dualsense-controller-features-xbox

 

How to use DiskUsage to analyze drive storage space on Windows 10

You can now use the DiskUsage Command Prompt tool to see what files are taking the most space on the hard drive, and in this guide, you'll learn the steps to use the tool on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/use-diskusage-analyze-drive-storage-space-windows-10/

 

Firefox ESR

The latest official version of Firefox that comes with support for both Windows XP and Windows Vista, especially aimed at organizations or public institutions with slightly outdated IT infrastructures

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Browsers/Mozilla-Firefox-ESR.shtml

 

Acer reveals its first Chromebook with AMD's latest Ryzen CPUs

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/acer-chromebook-spin-514-amd-ryzen-3000c-processor-180052547.html

 

Russian Hacker Gets 12 Years in Massive Data Theft Scheme

https://www.securityweek.com/russian-hacker-gets-12-years-massive-data-theft-scheme

 

Federal courts go low-tech for sensitive documents following SolarWinds hack

Public document access won’t be affected, but sensitive documents are moving offline

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/7/22219275/federal-judiciary-system-further-securing-sealed-documents-solarwinds-hack

 

GE's smart home brand expands beyond lighting with a security camera

It's also dropping the C by GE brand in favor of Cync.

https://www.engadget.com/c-by-ge-cync-security-camera-thermostat-130039292.html

 

What to Expect at the All-Digital CES 2021

In-person product demos and networking events are off the table, but the all-virtual show must go on. Here's what we expect to see at the reimagined CES.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/what-to-expect-at-ces-2021

 

Android warning: Update now to avoid a serious security flaw

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/android-security-patch-update/773203/

 

Essential Tools for Recording High Quality Podcasts on Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/tools-producing-podcasts-linux/

 

Running Kubernetes on your Raspberry Pi homelab

Build your own cloud at home and start experimenting with Kubernetes.

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

 

It's a Good Time to Check the Notification Settings on Your Kid's Devices

https://offspring.lifehacker.com/its-a-good-time-to-check-the-notification-settings-on-y-1846009710

 

Ezuri Memory Loader Abused in Linux Attacks

https://www.securityweek.com/ezuri-memory-loader-abused-linux-attacks

 

How Do I Change the Browser Home Page in Windows 10? Quick Instructions for Edge Firefox and Chrome

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

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