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The work-from-home employee’s bill of rights
In a WFH world, employees are entitled to these
seven rights to do their work successfully.
Apple is extending Apple TV+ trials again
How to Build Your Own Artificial Natural Light
There are a bunch of hidden menus on your iPhone:
Here’s how to use them
- If you haven’t used an iPhone before, or
are relatively new to it, you may not know some of the gestures
that can reveal some hidden menus.
- You can search your whole iPhone, switch
between apps, access widgets or quickly access shortcuts to things
like your flashlight or Wi-Fi controls.
- Here are some of the gestures and hidden
screens you might not know about.
Google stops third-party browsers using tools
created for Chrome
From mid-March other developers will lose access to
CISA says multiple attacks on cloud services
bypassed multifactor authentication
Free Tools to Check SD Card Speed and Capacity
Try These Fixes for the macOS 'Permanent
Apple needs to bring MagSafe back to Macs
Commentary: The proprietary magnet connector saved
me thousands of dollars in repairs, and I can't imagine owning a
laptop without it.
SolarWinds hackers used 7-Zip code to hide Raindrop
Cobalt Strike loader
How to create a Windows 10 ISO image for clean,
in-place upgrade and repair install
Biden inherited one of the worst hacks in history.
How will his administration respond?
Biden faces two main problems: how to punish
Russia, if at all; and how to fully kick its hackers out of U.S.
networks, a process that experts say will take months at least.
Joker’s Stash Carding Market to Call it Quits
Hackers release over 4,000 files stolen from
Scottish environment agency in ransomware attack
MagSafe Will Likely Return To The MacBook Pro
Sources say Apple is adding back the ports that
Jony Ive took away
Microsoft takes steps to scrub Flash from Windows
The arrival of 2021 means the departure of Adobe
Flash Player from PCs.
Pebble Founder Says His New App Brings iMessage to
Android With a Little 'Trickery'
7 DIY Projects for Your Old Hard Drive
Wondering what to do with your old hard drives?
Don't throw them out! Turn it into a DIY external hard drive or
many other things.
Privacy check: 5 Amazon security settings you need
Nvidia Quietly Lowers the Requirements for G-Sync
The VESA DisplayHDR 1000 requirement is gone,
replaced with 'lifelike HDR.'
If You're Using This Phone Charger, Stop
How to Stop Signal From Telling You When Your
Democratic senators urge Facebook, Google and
Twitter to crack down on vaccine misinformation
- A group of Democratic senators led by Sen.
Amy Klobuchar wrote to the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, Google and
YouTube on Thursday asking the companies to crack down on vaccine
misinformation and make their efforts more transparent.
- As the pandemic rages on, Klobuchar,
joined by Sens. Tammy Baldwin and Gary Peters, told the CEOs that
it is “vital” for Americans to get accurate information about the
- The platforms already have policies in
place to remove misinformation and elevate reliable sources, but
measures to crack down on dangerous inaccurate messages often come
after many users have already seen them.
LG has revealed that it might stop making
But it's not out yet
Apple nixes feature that let its apps skip VPNs and
firewalls, after criticism from researchers
5 of the Best Linux Distros for Windows Users in
What's an 'Uncertified' Android Device?
Microsoft patent details tech that could turn dead
people into AI chatbots
It's Black Mirror come to life.
Bugs in Signal, Facebook, Google chat apps let
attackers spy on users
How to Add or Remove "Maximum processor state" from
Power Options in Windows
Some pro-Trump extremists used Facebook to plan
Capitol attack, report finds
Private Facebook groups spent months advising one
another about how to "take down" the government, says a report
from the nonprofit Tech Transparency Project.
SolarWinds: What Hit Us Could Hit Others
Scottish environmental agency still struggling
after Christmas Eve ransomware attack
The 6 Best Fitness Armbands of 2021
Working out with your smartphone just got a whole
SolarWinds, Solorigate, and what it means for
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.
Otter Will Now Mercifully Transcribe Your Google
Is WhatsApp Safe? 5 Security Threats Users Need to
WhatsApp security is a challenge, making it a
frequent target of scammers and hackers. Is WhatsApp safe? Here's
what you need to know.
Check your phone! These copycat apps are spreading
Parler Is Back Online Thanks to Russian Tech
Parler CEO John Matze says the social network will
'resolve any challenge before us.'
How to factory reset a Windows 10 computer, to help
you troubleshoot or prepare to sell a PC
How to Renew a Mac’s IP Address (to Troubleshoot
Elon Musk is donating a $100 million prize for
carbon capture technology — here’s what that means
- Elon Musk tweeted Thursday he will be
“donating $100 million towards a prize for best carbon capture
- Carbon capture, utilization and storage or
sequestration is a process of removing carbon emissions to either
store or reuse.
Dangerous new malware targets unpatched Linux
Patches to vulnerabilities it exploits are already
Google: Attacker ‘likely’ had access to Android
7 Hidden Google Pixel Features You Need to Know and
Get an Extra Year of Repairs for Your Older
Without warrants, intelligence agency buys location
data on US residents
The Defense Intelligence Agency separates
information on US residents, according to The New York Times, but
can search the data with permission.
Google search bug freezes tabs when using a custom
How to Restore Default Apps for File Type
Associations in Windows 10
House oversight head asks FBI to investigate Parler
A number of Jan. 6 rioters have been charged after
posting their activities that day to Parler and major social
networking sites popular in the U.S.
How Was Your Credit Card Stolen?
ATSC 3.0 in 2021: Why it's still early days for
antenna TV's big upgrade
Even in 2021, NextGen TV seems far off from
How to Sync Your Google and Apple Calendars
Add your Google Calendar events to Apple Calendar
and use it on iOS
Herewith, some unsolicited advice for Microsoft
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.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Review: The Most Maxed Out
Phone for the Money
10 Hidden iOS 14 Features You Won't Want to Miss
iOS 14 made a lot of changes, but some of its best
features are hidden. Here are some changes in iOS 14 to check out.
Find out who’s calling you from an unknown or
Sony Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 Owners Get Android 11
A welcome surprise for owners of Sony's 2019
Don’t Freak Out, but Amazon’s Having a Secret Sale
on Apple Products
How to Uninstall or Disable Extensions in Google
Microsoft President Brad Smith explains how
political contributions really work
- Brad Smith, Microsoft’s president, said
the company needs the Microsoft Political Action Committee.
- The company is looking at whether to stop
giving money to politicians who opposed the vote to confirm U.S.
Electoral College results in the 2020 presidential election.
Windows 10 update is reportedly causing serious
problems that prevent PCs from starting
Boot loop glitch is a worrying one
Sunspot malware scoured servers for SolarWinds
builds that it could weaponize
How to Integrate Your Google Account into GNOME
Know Zoom's Hidden Watermarks Before Sharing That
Raspberry Pi announces $4 microcontroller
The Pico chip is available now for pairing with
Raspberry Pi mini computers.
FreakOut malware exploits critical bugs to infect
How to Recover Deleted Files with Windows File
Recovery app in Windows 10
Russia's SolarWinds hack has no easy fix,
cybersecurity company says
Efforts to assess the impact of a more than
seven-month-old cyberespionage campaign blamed on Russia — and
boot the intruders — remain in their early stages.
Krebs’s 3 Basic Rules for Online Safety
Avoid This Scam Offering 'Free' Netflix
The Best Calendar Apps for Smarter Scheduling
When life requires more than simple scheduling, use
one of these apps
Tips for new tech devices
Tips, tricks, apps and advice for getting the most
out of iPhones and iPads, Android devices, Macs, Windows 10 PCs,
All the Types of TV Tech You Can Choose From in
How to Turn Your PC Into a Game Console
Want to play your PC games on your TV? Here's how
to use your PC as a gaming console and play on your TV!
Digital Life Hack: 15 insanely useful websites you
need to bookmark
Intel Discontinues Optane-Only SSDs for Consumers
As we transition to PCI Express 4.0 SSDs, Intel
switches its focus to Optane server storage.
How to enable and use Wi-Fi calling on your Android
or iPhone to make calls without cellular service
Did Biden Inherit ‘Nonexistent’ COVID-19 Vaccine
The claim stemmed from anonymous sources in a CNN
Synchronizing Your PC - a Guide To... Bill James,
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