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  Day of week Date News & Tips Number    
Sat 01/30/2021 2161
Fri 01/29/2021 2160
Thur 01/28/2021 2159
Wed 01/27/2021 2158
Tue 01/26/2021 2157
Mon 01/25/2021 2156
Sun 01/24/2021 2155

Sat 2161 01/30/2021

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

 

Russians Are Believed to Have Used Microsoft Resellers in Cyberattacks

Evidence from the security firm CrowdStrike suggests that companies that sell software on behalf of Microsoft were used to break into Microsoft’s Office 365 customers.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/24/us/russia-microsoft-resellers-cyberattacks.html

 

6 persuasion tactics used in social engineering attacks

IT security teams need to educate employees about the psychological techniques cybercriminals often use in social engineering attacks.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/6-persuasion-tactics-used-in-social-engineering-attacks/

 

Intel starts shipping its first Iris Xe discrete graphics cards for desktop

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/intel-shipping-first-iris-xe-discrete-graphics-cards-desktop-063217152.html

 

How to Magnify Your iPhone Screen Using Display Zoom

https://www.howtogeek.com/706775/how-to-magnify-your-iphone-screen-using-display-zoom/

 

Vivaldi becomes first web browser to introduce two-level tab stacking

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/vivaldi-becomes-first-web-browser-to-introduce-two-level-tab-stacking-104974/

 

YouTube is now a PWA, but don't get too excited yet

Google continues to swap its services to progressive web apps.

https://www.windowscentral.com/youtuber-now-pwa-dont-get-too-excited-yet

 

HashPass is an unconventional password generator that hashes text and converts them to strong passwords

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/21/hashpass-is-an-unconventional-password-generator-that-hashes-text-and-converts-them-to-strong-passwords/

 

How to Run Windows Apps on Your Chromebook

https://www.maketecheasier.com/run-windows-apps-chromebook/

 

In second attack, DDoS group demands 5 bitcoin payment

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/in-second-attack-ddos-group-demands-5-bitcoin-payment/

 

Linux 101: How to copy files and directories from the command line

Jack Wallen continues his Linux 101 series, with an introduction on how to copy files and directories from the command line.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-101-how-to-copy-files-and-directories-from-the-command-line/

 

How to Install and Uninstall PWA or Site as App on Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/161522-how-install-pwa-site-app-microsoft-edge-windows-10-a.html

 

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/

 

FireEye's Mandia on SolarWinds hack: 'This was a sniper round'

https://blog.knowbe4.com/fireeyes-mandia-on-solarwinds-hack-this-was-a-sniper-round

 

Best password managers in 2021: Free and paid software to secure your passwords

Password managers you can trust to protect all your login details and ensure your online accounts are safe

https://www.techradar.com/best/password-manager

 

Microsoft Edge Dev Update Brings a New Feature and Lots of Fixes

Microsoft has released a new Microsoft Edge Dev update, and this time the focus is less on new capabilities and more on refining the experience overall.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-edge-dev-update-brings-a-new-feature-and-lots-of-fixes-532038.shtml

 

10 Ways to Upcycle Your Old Computer or Laptop

Great uses for your old laptop or desktop

https://www.lifewire.com/upcycle-old-computer-5095883

 

HOW R/WALLSTREETBETS GAMED THE STOCK OF GAMESTOP

The Reddit meme that bludgeoned a hedge fund

https://www.theverge.com/22251427/reddit-gamestop-stock-short-wallstreetbets-robinhood-wall-street

 

10 Reasons to Use Ecosia Instead of Other Search Engines

Ecosia does more than an average search engine. With each click, you can plant a tree and save Earth. Here are the reasons to start using it today.

https://www.makeuseof.com/reasons-to-use-ecosia-instead-of-other-search-engines/

 

5 apps you should delete right now

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/5-apps-you-should-delete/776198/

 

Feds Charge Canadian for Using Netwalker Ransomware to Extort $14M

The US Justice Department also seized a site that the Netwalker ransomware used to communicate with victims.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/feds-charge-canadian-for-using-netwalker-ransomware-to-extort-14m

 

Massive internet outage in parts of Northeast may be linked to Verizon network issue

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/massive-internet-outage-parts-northeast-093531823.html

 

How to Flip an Image on Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/700671/how-to-flip-an-image-on-android/

 

Telegram Bot selling Mobile Numbers of 500 million Facebook users

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/telegram-bot-selling-mobile-numbers-of-500-million-facebook-users-104965/

 

How to change keyboard layout on Windows 10

Do you need additional keyboard layouts on Windows 10? In this guide, we'll show you the steps to complete this task.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-change-your-keyboard-layout-windows-10

 

NeeView is an open source image viewer that displays two images simultaneously like pages from a book

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/20/neeview-is-an-open-source-image-viewer-that-displays-two-images-simultaneously-like-pages-from-a-book/

 

Five Common Chromebook Myths Debunked

https://www.maketecheasier.com/chromebook-myths-debunked/

 

Hackers hijacked cloud accounts of high-tech and aviation firms, hid in systems for years

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/apts-cyberespionage/hackers-hijacked-cloud-accounts-of-high-tech-and-aviation-firms-hid-in-systems-for-years/

 

Linux 101: Listing files and folders within a directory

Jack Wallen is back with another Linux 101 tip. This time around he shows you how to list files and folders from the command line.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-101-listing-files-and-folders-within-a-directory/

 

How to Manually Create a File History Backup in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/55671-backup-files-folders-file-history-windows-10-a.html

 

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/

 

[HACK ALERT] Here Is A Whole New Way Cyber Criminals Empty Out Your Bank Account

https://blog.knowbe4.com/hack-alert-here-is-a-whole-new-way-cyber-criminals-empty-out-your-bank-account

 

Amazon offers to help Biden administration with vaccine rollout

The tech giant says it has the scale to help

https://www.techradar.com/news/amazon-offers-to-help-biden-administration-with-vaccine-rollout

 

Microsoft Wants to Make Microsoft Teams Less of a Resource Hog

Microsoft Teams has recorded massive growth last year due to obvious reasons, and now the Redmond-based software giant is working around the clock on improving the overall experience for everybody.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-wants-to-make-microsoft-teams-less-of-a-resource-hog-532030.shtml

 

How Your Watch Could Monitor Your Sugar

Glucose monitoring doesn't have to be sticky

https://www.lifewire.com/how-your-watch-could-monitor-your-sugar-5097596

 

Reddit vs. Wall Street: the latest in the GameStop saga

The story of r/WallStreetBets

https://www.theverge.com/22253363/wall-street-bets-verge-stories-gamestock-reddit-discord

 

How to Get the Google Camera App on Any Android Phone

GCam is the best Android camera app. But it isn't just for Pixel phones, you can get it on almost any Android device.

https://www.makeuseof.com/get-google-camera-on-any-android-phone/

 

Are your home’s router, TV, phones hack-free?

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/hack-proof-your-home/564026/

 

Retail Resilience: The Brick-and-Mortar Store Is Not Dead Yet

This year's National Retail Federation's conference focused on how the pandemic has affected brick-and-mortar retail. The upshot? New sales strategies and payment tech means that physical stores have a future.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/nrf-2021s-verdict-on-brick-and-mortar-retail-not-dead-yet

 

How to backup an iPhone to iCloud, to a computer through iTunes, or to an external hard drive

https://www.yahoo.com/news/backup-iphone-icloud-computer-itunes-233334434.html

 

How to Make Signal Your Default SMS Messaging App on Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/709379/how-to-make-signal-your-default-messaging-app/

 

Microsoft Edge announces Support for Open Web Docs

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-edge-announces-support-for-open-web-docs-104961/

 

Dell Inspiron 7000 series vs 5000 vs 3000: Which is right for you?

https://www.windowscentral.com/dell-inspiron-7000-series-vs-5000-vs-3000-which-right-you

 

Brave update introduces IPFS support, but what does that mean?

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/20/brave-update-introduces-ipfs-support-but-what-does-that-mean/

 

Get an Arteck Wireless Touch TV Keyboard for $21

https://www.maketecheasier.com/deal/arteck-wireless-touch-tv-keyboard/

 

‘One of the most beautiful bugs I’ve seen’: Decade-old sudo bug grants Linux root access

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/network-security/one-of-the-most-beautiful-bugs-ive-seen-decade-old-sudo-bug-grants-linux-root-access/

 

Linux 101: Renaming files and folders

In your quest to migrate to the Linux operating system, you've found the command line interface a must-know skill. Fortunately, Jack Wallen is here to help you with the basics.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-101-renaming-files-and-folders/

 

How to Clear Clipboard Data in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/109854-clear-clipboard-data-windows-10-a.html

 

What’s Wi-Fi 6E and how is different from Wi-Fi 6?

Wi-Fi 6E is the new standard that uses the 6GHz band to offer higher speeds, while Wi-Fi 6 only offer better device handling using the 5GHz like Wi-Fi 5.

https://pureinfotech.com/wifi-6e-vs-wifi-6-explanation/

 

No, it's not You in the Facebook Video... it's a Phishing Link

https://blog.knowbe4.com/no-its-not-you-in-the-facebook-video...-its-a-phishing-link

 

Chromebooks are now better for budding creatives with support for Wacom tablets

Scribble or jot away to your heart’s content

https://www.techradar.com/news/chromebooks-are-now-better-for-budding-creatives-with-support-for-wacom-tablets

 

AVG Antivirus Free

Top-grade antivirus application with basic protection against all forms of malware, in addition to email, identity and web browsing safety

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/AVG-Free-Edition.shtml

 

Introducing Raspberry Pi Pico

https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/articles/introducing-raspberry-pi-pico

 

Sling TV is raising prices and sweetening the deal with more free DVR space

Sling TV’s main packages will cost $5 more

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/27/22252810/sling-tv-price-increase-free-dvr-youtube-hulu

 

12 Free Alternatives to Windows Operating Systems

Does Windows cost too much? Here are several free alternative operating systems. Linux is just the beginning!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/free-alternatives-to-windows-operating-systems/

 

You’ll be shocked by how much you’re giving away for a free email account

https://www.komando.com/privacy/free-email-no-privacy/776142/

 

Scalpers Have Sold 50,000 Nvidia RTX 3000 GPUs Through eBay, StockX

The scalpers have raked in an estimated $61.5 million in sales, with $15.2 million made in profit, according to analysis from data engineer Michael Driscoll.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/scalpers-have-sold-50000-nvidia-rtx-3000-gpus-through-ebay-stockx

 

Location broker X-Mode continues to track users despite app store bans

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/location-broker-x-mode-continues-140017077.html

 

How to See Which iPhone Apps Are Accessing Your Camera

https://www.howtogeek.com/708908/how-to-see-which-iphone-apps-are-accessing-your-camera/

 

Microsoft Lists app for iOS now available for download

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-lists-app-for-ios-now-available-for-download-104927/

 

Conan jokes that even the FBI would never search your Bing history

Your Bing search history might be a safe hiding spot, according to a comedy sketch from Conan O'Brien.

https://www.windowscentral.com/conan-jokes-even-fbi-would-never-search-your-bing-history

 

Firefox to support the printing of multiple pages per sheet

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/19/firefox-to-support-printing-multiple-pages-per-sheet/

 

Skype Keyboard Shortcuts Cheatsheet

https://www.maketecheasier.com/cheatsheet/skype-keyboard-shortcuts-cheatsheet/

 

Law enforcement strikes back at Emotet, one of the world’s most popular ransomware loaders

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/law-enforcement-strikes-back-at-emotet-one-of-the-worlds-most-popular-ransomware-loaders/

 

Linux 101: How to create a directory from the command line

If you're new to Linux administration, Jack Wallen shows you a skill you'll definitely need to have--creating directories from the command line interface.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-101-how-to-create-a-directory-from-the-command-line/

 

How to Mount Folder as Virtual Drive in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/142909-mount-folder-virtual-drive-windows-7-windows-8-windows-10-a.html

 

How to disable taskbar news widget on Windows 10

Windows 10 taskbar now includes a News and Interests widget, but if the feature isn't for you, use these steps to disable it.

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

 

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

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

 

Best PDF to PowerPoint converter of 2021: Free and paid, for Windows, Mac, Android and online

The best converters for presentations

https://www.techradar.com/best/best-pdf-to-powerpoint-converter

 

TweakPower

Adjust system performance, clean various areas of the computer, create an automated maintenance schedule, and a lot more with the help of this PC maintenance suite

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

 

Flashing lights with MicroPython and Programmable I/O part 1

https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/articles/pio1

 

Facebook usage has soared during the pandemic, but the company warns of ‘significant uncertainty’ ahead

More than 3.3 billion people use a Facebook-owned app at least once a month

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/27/22253055/facebook-q4-2020-earnings-report-app-usage-record-user-numbers

 

How to Speed Up Your Browsing With These Simple Fixes

A slow browser or a slow computer can dampen your productivity online. Use these simple solutions to speed up your web browsing.

https://www.makeuseof.com/speed-up-your-browsing-simple-fixes/

 

Your ISP sees everything you do online – Here’s how to stop it

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/hide-what-you-do-online/775245/

 

Law Enforcement Disrupts Emotet Botnet, a Major Spreader of Malware

Investigators say Emotet infected millions of computers worldwide and helped cybercriminals infiltrate thousands of companies, in some cases to spread ransomware.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/law-enforcement-disrupts-emotet-botnet-a-major-spreader-of-malware

 

Have you searched yourself online lately? Your identity could be at risk

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/digital-footprint-online-identity-theft-malwarebytes-yahoo-subscriptions-212614314.html

 

Edge 88 gets new privacy, security and productivity features

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/edge-88-gets-new-privacy-security-and-productivity-features-104937/

 

AMD Smart Access Memory benchmarked: How much of a difference does it actually make?

Is AMD's Smart Access Memory feature a true selling point for its Radeon RX 6000 GPUs? We tested some of our favorite games to find out.

https://www.windowscentral.com/amd-smart-access-memory

 

Google to offer suite of new zero trust capabilities through Chrome browser

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/google-to-offer-suite-of-new-zero-trust-capabilities-through-chrome-browser/

 

The Browser -Your Most Important App, Hewie Poplock, APCUG VTC 2 8 20k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoSdIhvluYw&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)

 

Why You Should Never 'Unsubscribe' From Illicit Spam Emails and Texts

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/why-you-should-never-unsubscribe-from-illicit-spam-emai-1846135284

 

Windows 10 NTFS corruption bug gets unofficial temporary fix

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-ntfs-corruption-bug-gets-unofficial-temporary-fix/

 

Facebook Doesn't Need Your Real Phone Number (use someone's number you really don't like)

https://lifehacker.com/facebook-doesnt-need-your-real-phone-number-1846134261

 

Apple CEO Tim Cook rails against 'purveyors of fake news' as Facebook feud rages on

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-ceo-tim-cook-rails-against-purveyors-of-fake-news-as-facebook-feud-rages-on-185237744.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=2_04

 

How Devices Use Wi-Fi to Determine Your Physical Location

https://www.howtogeek.com/708500/how-devices-use-wi-fi-to-determine-your-physical-location/

 

Brave becomes first web browser to add Native Peer-to-Peer IPFS protocol

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/brave-becomes-first-web-browser-to-add-native-peer-to-peer-ipfs-protocol-104919/

 

Users of IoT products from three major vendors at risk of DoS attacks, data leaks

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/iot/users-of-iot-products-from-three-major-vendors-at-risk-of-ddos-attacks-data-leaks/

 

easyGestures N is a user-friendly, mouse gesture navigation extension for Firefox

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/19/easygestures-n-is-a-user-friendly-mouse-gesture-navigation-extension-for-firefox/

 

6 of the Best Raspberry Pi Alternatives

https://www.maketecheasier.com/raspberry-pi-alternatives/

 

An update to Microsoft Teams makes it easier to receive calls from all of your accounts

Teams users on iOS and Android have some new features to play with thanks to recent updates.

https://www.windowscentral.com/update-microsoft-teams-makes-it-easier-receive-calls-all-your-accounts

 

How to add the Picture-In-Picture extension with the Brave Browser

If you'd like to add Picture-In-Picture mode to Brave browser, Jack Wallen offers up the easiest way to enjoy that functionality.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-add-the-picture-in-picture-extension-with-the-brave-browser/

 

How to Move Libraries Above or Below This PC in Navigation Pane in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/72210-move-libraries-above-pc-navigation-pane-windows-10-a.html

 

Flashing lights with MicroPython and Programmable I/O part 2

https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/articles/flashing-lights-with-micropython-and-programmable-i-o-part-2

 

Google Meet may finally have a feature that lets it keep up with Microsoft Teams

Real-time transcription now available on Google Meet thanks to Otter.ai partnership

https://www.techradar.com/news/google-meet-may-finally-have-a-feature-that-lets-it-keep-up-with-zoom-and-microsoft-teams

 

Google Chrome 87 Now Available with Major New Features

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

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

 

The 9 Best Wi-Fi Extenders of 2021

Increase the Wi-Fi range in your home or office with these extenders

https://www.lifewire.com/best-wifi-extenders-4043312

 

Reddit’s GameStop traders turn their attention to AMC stock

An online tug of war continues

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/27/22251964/amc-stock-price-reddit-wallstreetbets-trading-gamestop

 

What Is Social Engineering? Here's How You Could Be Hacked

Learn how social engineering can affect you, plus common examples to help you identify and stay safe from these schemes.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/social-engineering-makeuseof-explains/

 

Americans waste $40 billion a year on broken tech

https://www.komando.com/episode/americans-waste-40-billion-a-year-on-broken-tech/775860/

 

AT&T Accused of Stealing NumberSync Technology in $1.35B Lawsuit

Network Apps claims AT&T abandoned a joint development on 'twinning' tech, then used it anyway.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/att-accused-of-stealing-numbersync-technology-in-135b-lawsuit

 

Why You Should Never Spend Over $500 on a Smartphone Again

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/why-never-spend-over-500-010004758.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=2_04

 

How to Watch YouTube Picture-in-Picture in Safari on Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/706883/how-to-watch-youtube-picture-in-picture-in-safari-on-mac/

 

Google Chrome 88 brings many innovative features like Weak Passwords Warnings, Digital Goods API, etc.

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/google-chrome-88-brings-many-innovative-features-like-weak-passwords-warnings-digital-goods-api-etc-104923/

 

Lebanese APT group with suspected links to Hezbollah breached 250 servers worldwide

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/lebanese-apt-group-with-suspected-links-to-hezbollah-breached-250-servers-worldwide/

 

Windows 10 privacy software Privatezilla update brings analysis mode

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/16/windows-10-privacy-software-privatezilla-update-brings-analysis-mode/

 

How to Use Android Guest Mode to Share Device without Compromising Privacy

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-android-guest-mode/

 

Intel launches Iris Xe desktop GPUs that are built for business, not gaming

Intel launched its first desktop GPUs in 20 years, the Iris Xe desktop graphics cards.

https://www.windowscentral.com/intel-launches-iris-xe-desktop-gpus-are-built-business-not-gaming

 

Apple job postings give further credence to electric car rumors

The company's Special Project Group posted more than 300 jobs for electrical engineers, road safety specialists, and those with automotive experience in 2020.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/apple-job-postings-give-further-credence-to-electric-car-rumors/

 

How to Mount or Unmount ISO and IMG Files in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3579-mount-unmount-iso-img-file-windows-10-a.html

 

What is Programmable I/O on Raspberry Pi Pico?

https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/articles/what-is-programmable-i-o-on-raspberry-pi-pico

 

What is OLED? Black levels, burn-in, and contrast ratios explained

What is OLED, and why do you need to know?

https://www.techradar.com/news/what-is-oled

 

Mozilla Firefox 83 Now Available for Download - What’s New

At this point, the browsing world is pretty much divided into two different parts. First of all, it’s Mozilla Firefox, the browser that has been around for many years and served as the main alternative to Google Chrome. And then, it’s the Chromium-based army of browsers that includes not only Chrome but also Microsoft’s very own Edge.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/mozilla-firefox-83-now-available-for-download-what-s-new-531552.shtml

 

How to Install Windows 10 From USB

Put Windows 10 on a USB drive for easy installation

https://www.lifewire.com/install-windows-10-from-usb-5095690

 

Apple is bringing iCloud Keychain support to Chrome for Windows, but it’s not ready yet

It’s a feature many users want, but it’s not quite here yet

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/27/22252825/apple-icloud-keychain-windows-google-chrome

 

How to Delete Your Personal Data From Public Record Websites

Your personal data is online, meaning anyone can steal your identity. How can you delete your personal information from the web?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-delete-personal-data-public-record-websites/

 

You should start clearing cookies from your phone – Here’s how

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/clearing-cookies-from-your-phone/774992/

 

Slaying the Cable Monster: What You Need to Know About HDMI Cables

TVs have come a long way in the last few years, and HDMI has been evolving to match. Here's what you should know about buying video cables for your TV, and why a cheap cable will usually provide the same performance as an expensive one.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/slaying-the-cable-monster-what-you-need-to-know-about-hdmi-cables

 

This robot could help provide emotional support amid social distancing

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/robot-could-help-emotional-support-204516135.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=2_04

 

Can You Tell When Your Apple Watch Has a GPS Lock?

https://www.howtogeek.com/704504/can-you-tell-when-your-apple-watch-has-a-gps-lock/

 

Google fixes weird search engine issue causing web browser tabs to crash

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/google-fixes-issue-causing-web-browser-tabs-to-crash-104908/

 

Flaws in open source library used by DoD, IC for satellite imagery could lead to system takeovers

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/flaws-in-open-source-library-used-by-dod-ic-for-satellite-imagery-could-lead-to-system-takeovers/

 

Sync and other features may stop working in some Chromium browsers in March 2021

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/16/sync-and-other-features-may-stop-working-in-some-chromium-browsers-in-march-2021/

 

How to Change Your Move, Exercise & Stand Goals on Apple Watch

https://www.maketecheasier.com/change-move-exercise-stand-goals-apple-watch/

 

How to fix second monitor not detected on Windows 10

If Windows 10 cannot detect a second monitor, use these tips to troubleshoot and resolve the most common problems.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-fix-your-second-monitor-not-being-detected-windows-10

 

The new Microsoft Edge browser will warn you if your password has been leaked online

The new Edge 88 browser includes tough new security features, including a password generator and a tool for monitoring whether your login details have been exposed to the dark web.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-new-microsoft-edge-browser-will-warn-you-if-your-password-has-been-leaked-online/

 

How to Enable or Disable Windows Defender Exploit Guard Network Protection in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/98100-enable-windows-defender-exploit-guard-network-protection-windows-10-a.html

 

RP2040 in depth

https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/articles/rp2040-in-depth

 

The White House website now has a dark mode – and that's important

Compare and contrast

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-white-house-website-now-has-a-dark-mode-and-thats-important

 

New Microsoft Edge Update Brings Linux Improvements

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

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

 

How to Conference Call on Android

Make free conference calls using your phone dialer app

https://www.lifewire.com/conference-call-on-android-5095502

 

THE BATTLE INSIDE SIGNAL

The fast-growing encrypted messaging app is making itself increasingly vulnerable to abuse. Current and former employees are sounding the alarm.

https://www.theverge.com/22249391/signal-app-abuse-messaging-employees-violence-misinformation

 

How to Block Emails on Gmail

Gmail makes it easy to block emails from addresses you're not interested in corresponding with.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/block-emails-gmail/

 

12 affordable things to keep your electronics clean and organized

https://www.komando.com/amazon/clean-and-organize-electronics/775472/

 

Walmart Is Opening Dozens of Local Fulfillment Centers Staffed by Robots

These small, automated warehouses integrated into Walmart stores make order picking much faster.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/walmart-is-opening-dozens-of-local-fulfillment-centers-staffed-by-robots

 

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

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/malicious-apps-norton-security-online-155108354.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=2_04

 

How to Open an MBOX File (Using Mozilla Thunderbird)

https://www.howtogeek.com/709718/how-to-open-an-mbox-file-in-mozilla-thunderbird/

 

DuckDuckGo Search crosses 100 million searches per day; 2020 sees 62% jump!

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/duckduckgo-search-crosses-100-million-searches-104899/

 

Apple Patches Three New iOS Zero-Days

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/mobile-security/apple-patches-three-new-ios-zero-days/

 

Use F7 in File Explorer to move downloaded files to another location

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/15/use-f7-in-file-explorer-to-move-downloaded-files-to-another-location/

 

How to Capture a Scrolling Screenshot in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/capture-scrolling-screenshot-windows/

 

Chrome Remote Desktop is so good you shouldn't look at anything else

If you need to do some remote desktop-ing, you should use Chrome Remote Desktop. It even works with Microsoft Edge.

https://www.windowscentral.com/chrome-remote-desktop-windows-10

 

How to use the new DEB822 apt format on Ubuntu

Jack Wallen explains the new DEB822 apt source format that is found in most new Debian-based Linux distributions.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-the-new-deb822-apt-format-on-ubuntu/

 

How to Automatically Turn Off Wi-Fi Upon Ethernet Connect in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/91924-automatically-turn-off-wi-fi-upon-ethernet-connect-windows.html

 

RISC-V goes mainstream

https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/articles/risc-v-goes-mainstream

 

How smaller businesses can thrive during COVID-19

SMEs putting inherent agility and flexibility to action

https://www.techradar.com/news/how-smaller-businesses-can-thrive-during-covid-19

 

Purism Announces the Librem Mini V2 Linux Computer

Purism’s Librem Mini debuted last not a long time with a rather unique approach, promising a state-of-the-art mix of privacy features with the power of Linux, all packed in a pocket-size computer.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/purism-announces-the-librem-mini-v2-linux-computer-531441.shtml

 

How Virtual Reality Is Putting Art Online

Virtual Van Goghs

https://www.lifewire.com/how-virtual-reality-is-putting-art-online-5097439

 

Twitter troll faces 10 years in prison for spreading vote-by-text hoax

You can not cast a vote by sending a text

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/27/22252583/twitter-vote-by-text-misinformation-hoax-arrested

 

8 Bad VPNs You Must Avoid to Protect Your Privacy

We recommend that everyone use VPNs, but not all VPNs are worth using. Here are some of the sketchier VPNs to avoid in 2020.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/avoid-bad-vpns/

 

This COVID vaccine scam is particularly nasty – signs to watch for

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/covid-vaccine-scam-bbb/775507/

 

Apple Patches 3 iOS Flaws Hackers May Be Actively Exploiting

Apple's description of the iOS vulnerabilities suggests the hackers have been chaining them together to spread malware to victims.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/apple-patches-3-ios-flaws-hackers-may-be-actively-exploiting

 

Amazon just slashed the prices of smart and LED light bulbs—save up to 40 percent 'til midnight

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/sylvania-smart-bulbs-sale-110424702.html

 

How to Install YouTube as a Progressive Web App on Windows

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-install-youtube-as-a-progressive-web-app-on-wind-1846137659

 

Twitter launches 'Birdwatch,' a forum to combat misinformation

Twitter said it hopes to build a community of "Birdwatchers" that can eventually help moderate and label tweets in its main product.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/twitter-launches-birdwatch-forum-combat-misinformation-n1255552

 

Social Media for the Non-Tweeter - Pam Holland, CEO, TechMoxie - APCUG VTC 2/11/17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Qmg_O9Msmc&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)

 

Data Privacy Day 2021: Pandemic Response Data Must Align with Data Privacy Rules

Amid a pandemic, Data Privacy Day this year brings forth expanded responsibilities for organizations in the response to COVID-19.

https://www.darkreading.com/omdia/data-privacy-day-2021-pandemic-response-data-must-align-with-data-privacy-rules/a/d-id/1340004

 

How to tell if someone is stealing your Wi-Fi and how to stop them

https://www.yahoo.com/news/tell-someone-stealing-wi-fi-172701269.html

 

How to Create a Poll In Microsoft Outlook

https://www.howtogeek.com/701942/how-to-create-a-poll-in-microsoft-outlook/

 

Want to Speed Up Your Internet Connection?

https://askbobrankin.com/want_to_speed_up_your_internet_connection.html

 

The latest board from Raspberry Pi costs just $4

Powered by Raspberry Pi’s own custom silicon

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-latest-board-from-raspberry-pi-costs-just-dollar4

 

Best Graphics Card 2021: Top GPUs for Gaming

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-graphics-cards

 

How to align text using tabs in Google Docs

Learn how to use tab stops, not spaces, to control horizontal alignment of text in Google Docs.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-align-text-using-tabs-in-google-docs/

 

Data breach at Buyucoin crypto exchange leaks user info, trades

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/data-breach-at-buyucoin-crypto-exchange-leaks-user-info-trades/

 

How to Maximize Screen Real Estate in Windows 10 (make sure you understand how to change it back to nomal view)

https://www.maketecheasier.com/maximize-screen-real-estate-windows/

 

How to Always use Strict tracking prevention when browsing InPrivate in Edge

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/always-use-strict-tracking-prevention-when-browsing-inprivate-in-edge

 

How to Download and Use Program Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/86975-program-install-uninstall-troubleshooter-windows.html

 

Google workers to form global union alliance

The move comes weeks after more than 200 workers at the search engine giant and other units of parent company Alphabet formed a labor union for U.S. and Canadian offices.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/google-workers-form-global-union-alliance-rcna237

 

Canonical Officially Launches Ubuntu 20.10

Ubuntu was, is, and will probably remain the leading Linux distribution out there, at least as far as the number of users is considered.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/canonical-officially-launches-ubuntu-20-10-531398.shtml

 

HARD LESSONS OF THE SOLARWINDS HACK

Cybersecurity reporter Joseph Menn on the massive breach the US didn’t see coming

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/26/22248631/solarwinds-hack-cybersecurity-us-menn-decoder-podcast

 

How to use Google Maps: 15 essential tips and tricks

All the best Google Maps features to make getting around a breeze

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/how-to-use-google-maps

 

How VR May Help Treat Depression

Headsets to train your brain

https://www.lifewire.com/how-vr-may-help-treat-depression-5097432

 

How to Stay Positive Online and Improve Mental Health With Apps

Feeling down, or left behind? Our podcast looks at some great apps that can help improve your mental health.

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-stay-positive-online-and-improve-mental-health-with-apps/

 

Update your iPhone! New update patches 3 vulnerabilities

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/updating-apple-devices/775856/

 

Raspberry Pi Pico Microcontroller Is Just $4

A very low-cost, high-performance microcontroller to embed in all your hardware projects.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/4-raspberry-pi-pico-launches

 

Apple warns iPhone 12 users to keep their phones and MagSafe accessories 6 inches away from implanted medical devices like pacemakers

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-warns-iphone-12-users-145022033.html

 

How to Turn off 5G on iPhone (to Save Battery Life)

https://www.howtogeek.com/709217/how-to-turn-off-5g-on-iphone-to-save-battery-life/

 

Does Your IP Address Expose Your Home Address?

https://askbobrankin.com/does_your_ip_address_expose_your_home_address.html

 

What is 4K resolution? Our guide to Ultra HD viewing

What is 4K? We run you through the basics

https://www.techradar.com/news/what-is-4k-resolution-ultra-hd

 

The Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ can now act as second screens for your Windows 10 PC

The best Android tablets around now make great companions to your Windows 10 PC.

https://www.windowscentral.com/galaxy-tab-s7-and-s7-can-now-act-second-screens-your-windows-10-pc

 

How to share folders between VirtualBox guest and host

Sharing folders between a VirtualBox host and guest is actually much easier than you might think. Jack Wallen shows you how.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-share-folders-between-virtualbox-guest-and-host/

 

Another ransomware now uses DDoS attacks to force victims to pay

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/another-ransomware-now-uses-ddos-attacks-to-force-victims-to-pay/

 

How to Record Your Screen in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-to-screen-record-windows/

 

How to use Password Monitor & Password Generator feature in Microsoft Edge

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/password-monitor-password-generator-edge

 

How to Enable or Disable Windows Hello Biometrics in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/117987-enable-disable-windows-hello-biometrics-windows-10-a.html

 

Tech flight: Why Silicon Valley is heading to Miami and Austin, Texas

The desire for cheaper expenses and to avoid costly local laws drives business relocations.

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/tech-flight-why-silicon-valley-heading-miami-austin-texas-n1255330

 

LibreOffice 6.4.7 Now Available for Download

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

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

 

Intel’s new desktop GPUs won’t work in AMD systems

Intel’s first desktop GPUs in 20 years need a special BIOS

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/27/22252534/intel-desktop-gpu-amd-support-systems-iris-xe

 

WhatsApp worm spreading Android malware — protect yourself now

Infected phones spread Android worm to more phones

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/whatsapp-android-adware-worm

 

Why Affordable 5G Is So Important

It’s all connected

https://www.lifewire.com/why-affordable-5g-is-so-important-5094491

 

6 Ways to Find All Accounts Linked to Your Email Address or Phone Number

Find all accounts linked to the email address or your phone with these methods and ensure your data does not get misused online.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/find-all-accounts-linked-to-email-address/

 

Best ways to listen to podcasts on your iPhone

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/podcasts-on-iphone/775388/

 

Apple Warns iPhone 12, MagSafe Devices May Interfere With Pacemakers

Apple advises those with pacemakers and defibrillators to keep the iPhones and MagSafe accessories more than 6 inches away from the devices and more than 12 inches away when the iPhone 12 is wirelessly charging.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/apple-warns-iphone-12-magsafe-devices-may-interfere-with-pacemakers

 

'Pairing was a breeze': Amazon just slashed the price of this stellar soundbar to $60

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/taotronics-tv-soundbar-162645809.html

 

How to “Lap” on Your Apple Watch When You Run or Cycle

https://www.howtogeek.com/702986/how-to-lap-on-your-apple-watch-when-you-run-or-cycle/

 

Geekly Update - 20 January 2021

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_20_january_2021.html

 

You can now run Linux on Apple M1 devices

The code has been submitted for review and might end up in the mainline kernel

https://www.techradar.com/news/you-can-now-run-linux-on-apple-m1-devices

 

Best Windows 10 VPN service in 2021

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-windows-10-vpn

 

How to buy, return, or repair an Apple product amid Apple Store closures

What do you do if your local Apple Store is closed or booked up for appointments? Luckily, Apple provides multiple ways to achieve your goals. Some might be faster than others.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-buy-return-or-repair-an-apple-product-amid-apple-store-closures/

 

ProtonVPN causes Windows BSOD crashes due to antivirus conflicts

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/protonvpn-causes-windows-bsod-crashes-due-to-antivirus-conflicts/

 

How to Integrate Your Google Account into GNOME Shell

https://www.maketecheasier.com/integrate-google-calendar-into-gnome-shell/

 

Sysmon for Windows 10 gets malware process tampering detection

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

 

How to Backup and Restore Everything in Microsoft Edge in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/159004-how-backup-restore-everything-microsoft-edge-windows.html

 

YouTube suspends Giuliani from partner program, cutting access to ad revenue

The suspension, which will last at least 30 days, has been in effect since last week, YouTube said.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/youtube-suspends-giuliani-partner-program-cutting-access-ad-revenue-n1255733

 

Microsoft Edge Browser (Preview) Now Available on Linux

Microsoft has just announced that Microsoft Edge of Linux is available for download in the Dev channel, thus allowing users on the platform to finally try out the software giant’s Chromium-based browser.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-edge-browser-preview-now-available-on-linux-531386.shtml

 

Apple reportedly set to mass-produce iPads outside China for the first time

Alongside increasing iPhone production in India

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/27/22252434/apple-manufacturing-china-vietnam-ipad-india-iphone

 

Ring's new video doorbell is its cheapest yet — but there's a catch

Ring Video Doorbell Wired costs $40 less than other models, but forget about batteries

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/rings-new-video-doorbell-is-its-cheapest-yet-but-theres-a-catch

 

Our PC Accessories Should Be Better

Behind the times

https://www.lifewire.com/our-pc-accessories-should-be-better-5097446

 

5 Highlighter Apps to Annotate Online Text, Videos, or Podcasts

Remembering what you consume online can be difficult. Use these free modern highlighter apps to annotate text, videos, and podcasts.

https://www.makeuseof.com/highlighter-apps-to-annotate-online-text-videos-or-podcasts/

 

The best browsers for privacy at a glance

https://www.komando.com/privacy/best-browsers-for-privacy/775665/

 

Twitter to Crowdsource Fact-Checking to Users With 'Birdwatch' Feature

Birdwatch promises to elevate community-driven fact-checking to a new level by placing user-written notes on misleading or inaccurate tweets.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/twitter-to-crowdsource-fact-checking-to-users-with-birdwatch-feature

 

Chrome OS 88 turns your Chromebook into an impromptu smart display

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/chrome-os-88-now-available-200250101.html

 

25 Years of Making Connections With USB (After Three Attempts)

https://www.howtogeek.com/709208/25-years-of-making-connections-with-usb-after-three-attempts/

 

Should You Deep Freeze Your Hard Drive?

https://askbobrankin.com/should_you_deep_freeze_your_hard_drive.html

 

Should I buy a TCL TV? A look at one of the fastest growing TV brands

https://www.techradar.com/news/should-i-buy-a-tcl-tv-a-look-at-one-of-the-fastest-growing-tv-brands

 

Best Surface Pro Docks and Docking Stations in 2021

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-surface-pro-docks-and-docking-stations

 

How scammers are exploiting COVID-19 vaccines

Cybercriminals are setting up malicious domains and peddling phony drugs, all related to the new vaccines, says Bolster.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-scammers-are-exploiting-covid-19-vaccines/

 

North Korean hackers are targeting security researchers with malware, 0-days

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/north-korean-hackers-are-targeting-security-researchers-with-malware-0-days/

 

5 of the Best Linux Distros for Windows Users in 2021 (#6, Windowsfx by Linuxfx looks and feels like Windows 10)

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-linux-distro-for-windows-users/

 

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

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

 

Microsoft Safety Scanner

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

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

 

Walmart is expanding its robot-powered fulfillment centers to ‘dozens of locations’

Walmart piloted its first fulfillment center in 2019

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/27/22252143/walmart-fulfillment-centers-robot-employees-online-orders

 

Google Chrome on Android just got an upgrade iPhone users have had for years

Google Chrome now has a Read Later feature on the Android Canary app

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-chrome-on-android-just-got-an-upgrade-iphone-users-have-had-for-years

 

App Lets Photographers Prove Ownership Of Their Photos

Stop the steal, indeed

https://www.lifewire.com/app-lets-photographers-prove-ownership-of-their-photos-5095881

 

3 Times Social Media Users Helped Police Solve Crimes

ometimes discussing unsolved cases on social media spills over into actually helping police with their investigations...

https://www.makeuseof.com/times-social-media-users-helped-police-solve-crimes/

 

5 steps to back up your data like a pro

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/good-data-backup-practices/598739/

 

Google: North Korean Hackers Are Posing as Cybersecurity Researchers to Phish Victims

The hackers delivered malware through a research blog capable of infecting computers with the latest versions of Windows 10 and the Chrome browser installed.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-north-korean-hackers-are-posing-as-cybersecurity-researchers-to

 

Here's How To Deep Clean Your Phone *Without* Damaging Your Screen

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/heres-deep-clean-phone-without-120000683.html

 

Netflix delivers 'studio-quality' sound upgrade for Android viewers

Sound should be more reliable on cellular, too.

https://www.engadget.com/netflix-improves-android-audio-221457366.html

 

How Do I Decrypt Files Encrypted by Ransomware? The Straws Available to Grasp At

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

 

Windows 10 Features and Annoyances - Jeri Steele, APCUG Virtual Tech Conference

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuEGQ5NDvF8&t=0s

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Wed 2158 01/27/2021

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

 

Who’s Making All Those Scam Calls?

Every year, tens of millions of Americans collectively lose billions of dollars to scam callers. Where does the other end of the line lead?

https://tinyurl.com/y6mysjf9

 

Is Windows 10X a Chromebook killer?

With Windows 10X, Microsoft could deliver a slimmed-down version of Windows that could help the company fend off growing interest in Chromebooks. Or it could make a mess of things, again.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3604628/is-windows-10x-a-chromebook-killer.html

 

US issues terror alert over anti-government extremists

https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-issues-terror-alert-over-171250871.html

 

How to Use Adobe Flash in 2021 and Beyond

https://www.howtogeek.com/707830/how-to-use-adobe-flash-in-2021-and-beyond/

 

Windows 10X shown running on a Surface Pro 7 – and it looks pretty cool

Yet another device has been spotted running the leaked near-final build of 10X

https://www.techradar.com/news/windows-10x-shown-running-on-a-surface-pro-7-and-it-looks-pretty-cool

 

Why your browser's password manager isn't good enough

Standalone password managers work better, and extend beyond your browser

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3604671/why-your-browsers-password-manager-isnt-good-enough.html

 

Guest Mode Solves a Privacy Problem

https://askbobrankin.com/guest_mode_solves_a_privacy_problem.html

 

The new Raspberry Pi Pico is an incredibly powerful little chip for just $4

The Pico is the first microcontroller board from Raspberry Pi and has been built around the new, custom RP2040 chip.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-new-raspberry-pi-pico-is-an-incredibly-powerful-little-chip-for-just-4/

 

Windows 10X feature will prevent unauthorized factory resets

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10x-feature-will-prevent-unauthorized-factory-resets/

 

Microsoft's dependence on data trends and telemetry lacks human intuition

Does Microsoft's decision making need a more human touch?

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsofts-obsession-data-telemetry-lacks-empathy

 

How to Enable or Disable Windows Defender Exploit Guard Network Protection in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/98100-enable-windows-defender-exploit-guard-network-protection-windows-10-a.html

 

Apple warns against putting an iPhone 12 too close to your pacemaker

MagSafe magnets could interfere with medical implants.

https://www.engadget.com/apple-iphone-12-magsafe-pacemaker-warning-194549268.html

 

Apple says iOS 14.4 fixes three security bugs ‘actively exploited’ by hackers (DON'T wait for auto updating)

https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/26/apple-says-ios-14-4-fixes-three-security-bugs-under-active-attack/

 

iOS 14.4 just unveiled with these big improvements for your iPhone

In addition to a big security fix, you'll find camera improvements in the latest iOS 14 update

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/ios-144-just-unveiled-with-these-big-improvements-for-your-iphone

 

Pandemic Forces Rural Hospitals to Turn to Telemedicine

Not enough doctors to go around

https://www.lifewire.com/pandemic-forces-rural-hospitals-to-turn-to-telemedicine-5096163

 

Hackers might be selling your Facebook data right now on this rival messaging app

https://bgr.com/2021/01/26/facebook-phone-number-search-telegram-bot-hack/

 

EU group calls for Nintendo Switch Joy-Con drift investigation

An EU consumer group isn’t happy about Nintendo’s response

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/27/22252043/eu-nintendo-switch-joy-con-drift-investigation

 

10 Safari Mac Browser Tips to Boost Speed and Performance

If Safari is running slow, try these top tips to get your Mac browser blazing fast again.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/safari-speed-performance-tips/

 

This handy Chrome update helps fix your bad passwords

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/chrome-password-checker/775033/

 

AMC Staves Off Bankruptcy Amid Push to Bring Blockbusters to Streaming Services

To keep the business running, AMC is banking on movie attendance numbers returning to normal by Q4.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/amc-staves-off-bankruptcy-amid-push-to-bring-blockbusters-to-streaming

 

iOS 14.4 rolls out with Bluetooth audio monitoring

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-ios-14-4-update-now-available-181244820.html

 

What Is Google Assistant, and What Can It Do?

https://www.howtogeek.com/692895/what-is-google-assistant-and-what-can-it-do/

 

Most firms think they'll be hit by a security attack this year

Ransomware identified as the main threat

https://www.techradar.com/news/most-firms-think-theyll-be-hit-by-a-security-attack-this-year

 

How to Use Windows Security in Windows 10

https://www.pcworld.com/video/106661/how-to-use-windows-security-in-windows-10

 

Is a World Wide Web Do-Over Imminent?

https://askbobrankin.com/is_a_world_wide_web_doover_imminent.html

 

How to use EOMONTH() to return the last day of the month and more in Excel

There's more to EOMONTH() in Microsoft Excel than the last day of the month. Learn how to put it to use in your spreadsheets.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-eomonth-to-return-the-last-day-of-the-month-and-more-in-excel/

 

Russian government warns of US retaliatory cyberattacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/russian-government-warns-of-us-retaliatory-cyberattacks/

 

20 tips and tricks to increase PC performance on Windows 10

Does your computer feel sluggish? If so, use these tips to help speed up and increase the performance of Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/tips-tricks-increase-pc-performance-windows-10

 

Macrium Reflect - Create a Rescue Partition

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/140976-macrium-reflect-create-rescue-partition.html

 

Sony may resurrect the Xperia Compact line for small phone fans

It would be the Android alternative to the iPhone 12 mini.

https://www.engadget.com/sony-xperia-compact-leak-190015885.html

 

Twitter’s Birdwatch fights misinformation with community notes

https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/25/twitters-birdwatch-fights-misinformation-with-community-notes/

 

Android 12 beta updates, features and what to expect from the new OS

A new version of Android is just around the corner — here’s what we know about Android 12

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/android-12

 

How Low-Cost Internet Helps Struggling Households

Staying connected

https://www.lifewire.com/how-low-cost-internet-helps-struggling-households-5095727

 

Netflix users are so angry about the price increase that’s hitting accounts now

https://bgr.com/2021/01/23/netflix-account-price-increase-happening-now-user-complaints/

 

Social justice groups warn Biden against throwing out Section 230

‘Section 230 is a foundational law for free expression and human rights’

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/27/22251093/section-230-civil-rights-groups-letter-biden-harris-congress-defense

 

10 Interesting Things You Can Learn on YouTube

On a quest to learn something new every day? Learn fascinating new skills with YouTube's billions of videos on every topic!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-interesting-things-can-learn-youtube/

 

5G utility boxes are going up in front yards without notice

https://www.komando.com/technology/verizon-5g-utility-boxes/775669/

 

Google Effort to Kill Third-Party Cookies in Chrome Rolls Out in April

Google is also working on privacy features in Chrome that can stamp out invasive web tracking, including the need for sites to collect your computer’s IP address. 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-effort-to-kill-third-party-cookies-in-chrome-rolls-out-in-april

 

Twitter permanently suspends My Pillow CEO for election misinformation

https://news.yahoo.com/twitter-permanently-suspends-pillow-ceo-072825543.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=2_04

 

How to Create a Word Cloud in Microsoft PowerPoint

https://www.howtogeek.com/699902/how-to-create-a-word-cloud-in-microsoft-powerpoint/

 

Installing mobile extensions for Firefox is now a piece of cake

Beef up your browser

https://www.techradar.com/news/installing-mobile-extensions-for-firefox-is-now-a-piece-of-cake

 

Ryzen 5000 mobile review: AMD wins big in laptops

AMD's Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 chips put the screws to Core i7 laptops.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3604794/ryzen-5000-mobile-review-amd-wins-big-in-laptops.html

 

What’s New in PC Matic 4.0?

https://askbobrankin.com/whats_new_in_pc_matic_40.html

 

Linux Mint 20.1 is a desktop anyone can love

Jack Wallen kicks the tires of Linux Mint 20.1 and comes away astonished at what the developers have accomplished.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-mint-20-1-is-a-desktop-anyone-can-love/

 

New Windows 10 update leaks info on upcoming 21H1 feature update

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/new-windows-10-update-leaks-info-on-upcoming-21h1-feature-update/

 

HP Spectre x360 14 review: OLED, quad speakers, and a whole lot of awesome sauce

If you ever wanted a Surface Laptop, but as a 2-in-1 with an OLED display, HP created it with the excellent Spectre x360 14.

https://www.windowscentral.com/hp-spectre-x360-14-review

 

How to Add Disks to Storage Pool for Storage Spaces in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/83700-how-add-disks-storage-pool-storage-spaces-windows-10-a.html

 

FTC issues first fines using a law against ticket scalping bots

The scalpers will pay over $3.7 million.

https://www.engadget.com/ftc-ticket-scalper-bots-act-cases-193651552.html

 

Google claims almost no change in ad revenue from targeting proposals in its Privacy Sandbox — but privacy upside less clear

https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/25/google-claims-almost-no-change-in-ad-revenue-from-targeting-proposals-in-its-privacy-sandbox-but-privacy-upside-less-clear/

 

iPhone security alert: Update to iOS 14.4 right now

Three iOS flaws under possible attack

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/ios14-4-security-update

 

Why People Are Leaving WhatsApp for Telegram and Signal

Privacy matters

https://www.lifewire.com/why-people-are-leaving-whatsapp-for-telegram-and-signal-5095697

 

If you own an iPhone, download and install iOS 14.4 as soon as possible

https://bgr.com/2021/01/26/ios-14-4-security-patch-actively-exploited-download-now/

 

DJI is now selling a warranty to replace your drone if it flies away

It costs less than replacing a drone

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/26/22251294/dji-mavic-air-mini-2-flyaway-replacement-warranty

 

Why Charging Your Phone Overnight Is Bad

Charging your smartphone overnight can damage the battery and shorten its lifespan. Here's everything you need to know.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/phone-plugged-overnight/

 

Tech how-to: Lock down Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari for maximum security

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/how-to-secure-your-browser/751159/

 

Living with a MacBook Air (M1)

Using an ARM processor usually means sacrificing performance for battery life, but it appears Apple's M1 chip has surprisingly good performance and compatibility.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/living-with-a-macbook-air-m1

 

Will SpaceX's Starlink Kill the Cable Industry?

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/ac56523d-81f9-3e0e-8fb6-61215016ece3/will-spacex-s-starlink-kill.html

 

How to Enable an Extension in Chrome’s Incognito Mode

https://www.howtogeek.com/702123/how-to-enable-an-extension-in-chromes-incognito-mode/

 

A large number of retail apps are hiding serious security flaws

At least many are being fixed quickly

https://www.techradar.com/news/a-large-number-of-retail-apps-are-hiding-serious-security-flaws

 

[HOWTO] Cash In Unwanted Gift Cards

https://askbobrankin.com/howto_cash_in_unwanted_gift_cards.html

 

How to limit reservable bandwidth in Windows 10 to increase download speeds

By default, Microsoft reserves the right to limit network bandwidth by as much as 80% to accommodate system activities. You have the power to change this setting, if you need to.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-limit-reservable-bandwidth-in-windows-10-to-increase-download-speeds/

 

MyFreeCams site hacked to steal info of 2 million paying users

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/myfreecams-site-hacked-to-steal-info-of-2-million-paying-users/

 

Best AMD Ryzen Laptops 2021

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-amd-ryzen-laptops

 

How to Turn On or Off Snap Windows in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4343-turn-off-snap-windows-windows-10-a.html

 

Spotify dabbles in audiobooks by offering nine public-domain works

Initial titles include 'Frankenstein,' 'Great Expectations' and 'Jane Eyre.'

https://www.engadget.com/spotify-audiobooks-test-161716154.html

 

Apple hit with another European class action over throttled iPhones

https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/25/apple-hit-with-another-european-class-action-over-throttled-iphones/

 

Scammers and stalkers can now get your phone number for $20: What to do

Facebook mobile-number data up for sale

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/facebook-phone-number-lookup

 

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

 

This coronavirus drug is 30x more potent than remdesivir, and it works against mutated strains

  - Researchers think a promising coronavirus treatment is 30 times more potent than remdesivir and can work against the highly infectious new mutations.

  - Cancer drug plitidepsin can speed up the recovery of patients and, a study said a few months ago.

  - A UCSF-led team has two studies out, indicating that the drug is more efficient than remdesivir and can kill the UK mutation.

https://bgr.com/2021/01/26/coronavirus-treatment-plitidepsin-effective-uk-mutation/

 

The new iPhone update fixes security bugs, so it’s best to install it ASAP

Apple claims the exploits were ‘actively exploited’

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/26/22251149/iphone-update-14-4-fixes-exploited-security-vulnerabilities

 

Microsoft Reveals Actual Target of SolarWinds Cyberattack

Getting inside the victim's network wasn't the only goal of the attack.

https://www.makeuseof.com/microsoft-reveals-target-solarwinds-cyberattack/

 

Facebook data leak: 500M user phone numbers for sale online

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/facebook-data-leak/775660/

 

Microsoft Mocks 'This Little Bar' on MacBook Pro, Asks Why There's No Touch Screen?

Apple is rumored to be dropping the Touch Bar later this year, but not before Microsoft pokes fun at it.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-mocks-this-little-bar-on-macbook-pro-asks-why-theres-no-touch

 

Google says it may have found a privacy-friendly substitute to cookies

https://www.yahoo.com/news/google-says-may-found-privacy-130051283.html

 

iOS 14.4 now available with bug fixes and a new Unity watch face

https://bgr.com/2021/01/26/ios-14-4-download-release-notes-available-iphone-ipados/

 

How Do Cookies Work, and How Do I Delete Them?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2oINhkc3kA&feature=youtu.be&t=1s

 

Why I Recommend a Chromebook, Stew Bottorf, Tampa Bay Computer Society

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p_Nj3Pz9aQ&t=0s

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Decoding Microsoft Defender’s hidden settings

Though many Windows 10 users opt for third-party antivirus protection, those who use Microsoft Defender may not be getting all of the protection they could. Here’s how to check your settings and what to change.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3604651/decoding-windows-defender-s-hidden-settings.html

 

Is Your Terrible, Insecure Password on This List?

https://askbobrankin.com/is_your_terrible_insecure_password_on_this_list.html

 

How to connect your Mac computer to a TV, and use a TV as a mirrored screen or second monitor

https://www.yahoo.com/news/connect-mac-computer-tv-tv-221104407.html

 

How to Start Google Assistant Routines From Your Home Screen

https://www.howtogeek.com/704959/how-to-start-google-assistant-routines-from-your-home-screen/

 

Tech can help us protect seniors (without them feeling old)

https://blog.avast.com/lifesaving-tech-for-seniors-avast

 

Android 12 looks set to borrow one of the best iOS features - Wi-Fi sharing

A real Android improvement

https://www.techradar.com/news/android-12-looks-set-to-borrow-one-of-the-best-ios-features-wi-fi-sharing

 

High Time for Cyberlaw Enforcement and a Future of Work Strategy

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/High-Time-for-Cyberlaw-Enforcement-and-a-Future-of-Work-Strategy-86992.html

 

The Week in Ransomware - January 22nd 2021 - Calm before the storm

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/the-week-in-ransomware-january-22nd-2021-calm-before-the-storm/

 

How to Add or Remove "Dimmed display brightness" from Power Options in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/108137-add-remove-dimmed-display-brightness-power-options-windows.html

 

Why I'm betting Dan Riccio’s new project at Apple is a touch-screen Mac

It’s time to get excited.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3604693/dan-riccio-apple-new-project-touch-screen-multitouch-mac-imac-macbook-m1-chip-retina-display.html

 

The 5 Facebook Messenger Features You Need to Know

https://gizmodo.com/the-5-facebook-messenger-features-you-need-to-know-1846114343

 

How to add themes to personalize Microsoft Edge

You can personalize Microsoft Edge with colorful themes from the Edge-Add-ons page or Chrome Web Store – here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/add-themes-personalize-microsoft-edge/

 

Imilab C20 Home Security Camera review: Pan/tilt support on a budget

Despite some operational hiccups, you can’t beat the value on this PTZ cam.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3604675/imilab-c20-home-security-camera-review.html

 

Google Assistant prepares to show fitness, health data w/ ‘proactive’ results on smart displays

https://9to5google.com/2021/01/25/google-assistant-fitness-health-data-wellness-section/

 

New Programs Distribute Free Internet as Unemployment Soars

Utility or luxury?

https://www.lifewire.com/new-programs-distribute-free-internet-as-unemployment-soars-5095003

 

MacBook Air’s next big refresh will bring back MagSafe charging

  - Apple’s iconic MacBook Air is expected to get a major upgrade as soon as the second half of 2021.

  - The new Air will be smaller, lighter, and more powerful than the 2020 M1-powered model.

  - The laptop will also come with MagSafe support, just like the new MacBook Pro that Apple will launch later this year.

https://bgr.com/2021/01/22/macbook-air-2021-release-date-leak-specs-magsafe/

 

Microsoft Still Really Wants You to Upgrade to Windows 10

Even though the Windows 10 upgrade scheme expired in 2016, Microsoft is still giving people on older versions a free pass.

https://www.makeuseof.com/microsoft-windows-10-upgrade-available/

 

Windows 10 feature used to install malware. Are you at risk?

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/windows-minebridge-malware/774828/

 

All Netflix Subscribers Get 'Shuffle Play' Feature This Year

Can't decide what to watch next? Let Netflix choose for you.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/all-netflix-subscribers-get-shuffle-play-feature-this-year

 

The great graphics card shortage of 2020 (and 2021)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/great-graphics-card-shortage-2020-002447540.html

 

How to Stop iPhone Apps From Asking to Track Your Activity

https://www.howtogeek.com/707380/how-to-stop-iphone-apps-from-asking-to-track-your-activity/

 

Smartphone security: How law enforcement accesses encrypted data

https://blog.avast.com/how-law-enforcement-accesses-encrypted-data-avast

 

Netflix confirms its shuffle play feature is finally launching this year

No need to browse endlessly

https://mail.yahoo.com/d/3/edit/1018209897?pspid=2023538075&activity=ybar-mail

 

Search Milestone Gives DuckDuckGo Something to Quack About

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Search-Milestone-Gives-DuckDuckGo-Something-to-Quack-About-86986.html

 

UK govt gives malware infected laptops to vulnerable students

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/uk-govt-gives-malware-infected-laptops-to-vulnerable-students/

 

How to Automatically Turn Off Wi-Fi Upon Ethernet Connect in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/91924-automatically-turn-off-wi-fi-upon-ethernet-connect-windows.html

 

MagSafe and medical devices: Apple says keep them ‘a safe distance away’

Magnetic interference is possible with medical devices.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3604611/magsafe-and-medical-devices-apple-says-keep-them-a-safe-distance-away.html

 

Russian Government Claims TikTok Deleted Young People’s Protest Prep Videos at Its Behest

https://gizmodo.com/russia-claims-tiktok-deleted-young-people-s-protest-pre-1846112989

 

How to change default apps and games install location on Windows 10

You can change the default location to install new apps and move already installed apps to a new drive to free up space on your drive, and here's how to complete the task.

https://pureinfotech.com/change-default-windows-10-apps-games-install-location/

 

Hex Home Security monitors Wi-Fi radio waves to detect intruders

The system analyzes how Wi-Fi radio waves are disrupted as people move around your home and is supposed to be smart enough to ignore pets.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3603269/hex-home-security-monitors-your-wi-fi-network-to-detect-intruders.html

 

Apple officially launches new ‘Time to Walk’ feature for Apple Watch and Fitness+

https://9to5mac.com/2021/01/25/time-to-walk-apple-fitness-plus-apple-watch/

 

How to Use the Signal App

Get the most out of this encrypted messaging app

https://www.lifewire.com/using-the-signal-app-5095323

 

iOS 15 might end support for these iPhones and iPads in 2021

https://bgr.com/2021/01/22/ios-15-supported-devices-iphone-6s-se-ipad-air-2/

 

How to Sync Browsers Between Your Phone and PC: The Complete Guide

Here, we'll go over how to sync your browsing data between your phone and PC for some of the most popular browsers.

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-sync-browsers-between-your-phone-and-pc-the-complete-guide/

 

Password managers: Are they safe to use?

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/are-password-managers-safe/774270/

 

Samsung Starts Mass-Producing 90Hz OLED Laptop Displays in March

They are apparently '10X the fastest screen response time on the market today.'

https://www.pcmag.com/news/samsung-will-mass-produce-90hz-oled-laptop-displays-from-march

 

A robot cleaner sings and tells jokes at a hospital in Germany

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/robot-cleaner-sings-tells-jokes-102517084.html

 

What Is Signal, and Why Is Everyone Using It?

https://www.howtogeek.com/708916/what-is-signal-and-why-is-everyone-using-it/

 

Intel Core i5 Rocket Lake-S CPU fails to match AMD in leaked benchmarks

But the Core i5-11400 shows decent gains over its predecessor

https://www.techradar.com/news/intel-core-i5-rocket-lake-s-cpu-fails-to-match-amd-in-leaked-benchmarks

 

CES 2021: What Worked, What Didn't

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/CES-2021-What-Worked-What-Didnt-86984.html

 

Windows Remote Desktop servers now used to amplify DDoS attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/windows-remote-desktop-servers-now-used-to-amplify-ddos-attacks/

 

How to Backup and Restore Wireless Network Profiles in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3530-how-backup-restore-wireless-network-profiles-windows-10-a.html

 

Why iCloud Keychain may prompt you for a device password used with other Apple hardware you own

It’s a clever w

ay to protect your security, but Apple doesn’t explain it at all.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3603954/why-icloud-keychain-may-prompt-you-for-a-device-password-used-with-other-apple-hardware-you-own.html

 

A Telegram Bot Is Selling Stolen Facebook User Info for $20 a Pop

https://gizmodo.com/a-telegram-bot-is-selling-stolen-facebook-user-info-for-1846125636

 

How to disable taskbar news widget on Windows 10

Windows 10 taskbar now includes a News and Interests widget, but if the feature isn't for you, use these steps to disable it.

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

 

Galaxy S8 starts receiving January 2021 security update

https://www.sammobile.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s8-receiving-january-2021-security-update/

 

Opinion: After a rocky few years, the future of the Mac is now brighter than ever

https://9to5mac.com/2021/01/22/mac-future-2021-opinon/

 

How to Customize iOS 14

Make your phone's home screen uniquely yours

https://www.lifewire.com/customize-ios-14-5093898

 

Apple’s $549 AirPods Max already have a serious bug you should know about

  - Apple launched the AirPods Max just over a month ago, but some users are already reporting serious battery drain issues when they aren’t using the headphones.

  - Some early adopters of the AirPods Max claim that their headphones have dropped from fully charged to nearly dead overnight, even while in the Smart Case.

  - Apple has yet to address the issue and it’s unclear how widespread it might be.

https://bgr.com/2021/01/21/airpods-max-battery-drain-bug-fix-solution-apple/

 

How Much RAM Do You Really Need?

How much computer memory do you need? Here's how to check your installed RAM and how much RAM your computer needs.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/much-ram-really-need/

 

77 million user records leaked in hack of PDF software – Was your info exposed?

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/nitro-pdf-data-leak/775028/

 

What Caught My Eye at a Virtual CES

Here are some things I thought worth discussing from last week's CES 2021.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/what-caught-my-eye-at-a-virtual-ces

 

Italy consumer association sues Apple for planned iPhone obsolescence (first it was the iPhone being waterproof, now...)

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/italy-consumer-association-sues-apple-122952198.html

 

How to Back up Your Gmail to a Local Mailbox the Easy Way

https://www.howtogeek.com/710029/how-to-back-up-your-gmail-to-a-local-mailbox-the-easy-way/

 

Here's what your Fitbit knows about you

https://blog.avast.com/what-fitbit-knows-about-you-avast

 

Watch out, you may have swiped right on a scammer

Scammers are preying on singles looking for love online while in lockdown

https://www.techradar.com/news/watch-out-you-may-have-swiped-right-on-a-scammer

 

Americans Balking at Buying Smart Home Devices

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Americans-Balking-at-Buying-Smart-Home-Devices-86979.html

 

QNAP warns users to secure NAS devices against Dovecat malware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/qnap-warns-users-to-secure-nas-devices-against-dovecat-malware/

 

How to Use Dictation to Talk instead of Type in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/108910-how-use-dictation-talk-instead-type-windows-10-a.html

 

If wishes were iPhones: Don’t blame the small form factor

If the iPhone 12 mini isn’t selling well, Apple need only look into the mirror for the reason why.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3604798/if-wishes-were-iphones-don-t-blame-the-small-form-factor.html

 

Rumor Has It the Next Samsung, Apple Smartwatches Might Monitor Blood Glucose

https://gizmodo.com/rumor-has-it-the-next-samsung-apple-smartwatches-might-1846124296

 

How to check Bluetooth version on Windows 10

Depending on the Bluetooth adapter on your PC, you may have limited functionalities — here are the steps to tell the version of your adapter on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/check-bluetooth-version-windows-10/

 

Massive Facebook logout kicks users off social media platform

https://6abc.com/what-happened-to-facebook-log-out-social-media-glitch-instagram-twitter/9944407/

 

Google ramping up Privacy Sandbox testing, preps ‘FLoC’ to replace 3rd-party cookies used for ads

https://9to5google.com/2021/01/25/google-privacy-sandbox-2021-update/

 

Your Smartwatch May Be Tracking Your Sleep Wrong

Not all ZZZs are equal

https://www.lifewire.com/your-smartwatch-may-be-tracking-your-sleep-wrong-5097082

 

If you get a text message for a free year of Netflix, you’re being scammed

https://bgr.com/2021/01/20/free-netflix-scam-text-message-alert/

 

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

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

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

 

Zuckerberg for President

https://www.komando.com/podcast/daily-tech-update/

 

Amazon Offers to Help President Biden With COVID-19 Vaccinations

In return, Amazon wants its essential employees to receive the vaccine 'at the earliest appropriate time.'

https://www.pcmag.com/news/amazon-offers-to-help-president-biden-with-covid-19-vaccinations

 

We tried 4 viral phone-cleaning hacks to see what really works best — here's what happened

https://www.yahoo.com/news/best-way-clean-phone-screen-175835653.html

 

What’s up with WhatsApp

https://blog.avast.com/whatsapp-data-privacy-avast

 

Virtual CES

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

 

Will Microsoft Close My Hotmail Account If I Don’t Sign In?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FgLYl3uNrk&feature=youtu.be&t=4s

 

Voice Operated Assistants - Greg Skalka, APCUG VTC 11/4/17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRFIJM39wHI&t=0s

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Mon 2156 01/25/2021

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

 

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.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3599140/the-work-from-home-employee-s-bill-of-rights.html

 

Apple warns against putting an iPhone 12 too close to your pacemaker

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-iphone-12-magsafe-pacemaker-warning-194549268.html

 

How to Add Percentages Using Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/703487/how-to-add-percentages-using-excel/

 

In second attack, DDoS group demands 5 bitcoin payment

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/in-second-attack-ddos-group-demands-5-bitcoin-payment/

 

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

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

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

 

The best student laptops 2021: all the best options for school

https://www.techradar.com/news/mobile-computing/laptops/10-best-laptops-for-students-983385

 

Intel invites Avast to join the Private AI Collaborative Research Institute

https://blog.avast.com/private-ai-research-institute-avast

 

Cloud Security Practices Playing Into Hands of Attackers

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

 

Microsoft Edge gets a password generator, leaked credentials monitor

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-edge-gets-a-password-generator-leaked-credentials-monitor/

 

How to Use Dictation with Touch Keyboard in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/86424-how-use-dictation-touch-keyboard-windows-10-a.html

 

How to check Bluetooth version on Windows 10

Depending on the Bluetooth adapter on your PC, you may have limited functionalities — here are the steps to tell the version of your adapter on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/check-bluetooth-version-windows-10/

 

Scientists Now Worried the UK Coronavirus Variant Is Deadlier

https://gizmodo.com/scientists-now-worried-the-uk-coronavirus-variant-is-de-1846112293

 

Fact check: Facebook configuration change caused users to be logged out

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2021/01/25/fact-check-facebook-mass-logout-caused-configuration-change/6687145002/

 

How to Conference Call on Android

Make free conference calls using your phone dialer app

https://www.lifewire.com/conference-call-on-android-5095502

 

Apple Watch blood sugar measurement coming in Series 7, claims report

https://9to5mac.com/2021/01/25/apple-watch-blood-sugar-measurement/

 

10 Useful Ways to Reuse an Old Router: Don't Throw It Away!

Old router cluttering up your drawers? Instead of throwing it away, here's how to repurpose your old router and save some money.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ways-reuse-old-router/

 

The old tech extremist groups are using to communicate

https://www.komando.com/episode/the-old-tech-extremist-groups-are-using-to-communicate/774825/

 

Newegg Responds to GPU, CPU Shortages With Controversial Lottery System

Apparently, the lottery system has a catch: the in-demand RTX 3000 graphics cards or AMD CPUs have to be bought in combo deals, forcing the consumer to buy them with a motherboard.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/newegg-responds-to-gpu-cpu-shortages-with-controversial-lottery-system

 

What is a deepfake? Everything you need to know about the AI-powered fake media

https://www.yahoo.com/news/deepfake-everything-know-ai-powered-164630467.html

 

How to Open Firefox’s Private Browsing Mode with a Keyboard Shortcut

https://www.howtogeek.com/702351/how-to-open-firefoxs-private-browsing-mode-with-a-keyboard-shortcut/

 

Sunburst avoided indicators of compromise with SolarWinds hack, but left breadcrumbs

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/solarwinds-hack/sunbust-avoided-indicators-of-compromise-with-solarwinds-hack-but-left-breadcrumbs/

 

Designing My New Desktop

Looking carefully at how I use my computer, and with help from my chosen manufacturer, I've configured my new desktop machine.

https://askleo.com/designing-my-new-desktop/

 

AMD Processors: the best AMD CPUs in 2021

Team Red's best silicon

https://www.techradar.com/news/amd-processors-the-best-amd-cpus-in-2019

 

The truth about single sign-on (SSO)

https://blog.avast.com/an-explanation-of-sso-avast

 

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

 

Hacker blunder leaves stolen passwords exposed via Google search

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hacker-blunder-leaves-stolen-passwords-exposed-via-google-search/

 

How to Install PowerShell 7.1 in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/151734-how-install-powershell-7-1-windows-7-windows-8-windows-10-a.html

 

How to set up Logitech Flow on Windows 10

Logitech Flow lets you share the mouse and keyboard with other devices over the network, and here's how to set it up on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/setup-logitech-flow-windows-10/

 

This $440,000 Watch Has a Unique Complication and Looks Cool, Also Costs $440,000

https://gizmodo.com/this-440-000-watch-has-a-unique-complication-and-looks-1846109869

 

Leaked Sony 'Xperia Compact' Images Confirm Android-Based iPhone 12 Mini Rival on the Way

https://www.macrumors.com/2021/01/25/sony-android-iphone-12-mini-rival-coming/

 

What is OneDrive and How Does it Work?

What to know about Microsoft's cloud storage service

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

 

Apple Watch Time to Walk: Tips and tricks for the latest new Fitness+ feature

https://9to5mac.com/2021/01/25/apple-watch-time-to-walk-tips-tricks/

 

How Do Smartphones and Applications Know Your Location?

Your smartphone knows your exact location at all times. So do your apps. But how do they keep tabs on you?

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-smartphone-apps-know-location/

 

Is Parler coming back?

https://www.komando.com/episode/is-parler-coming-back/775019/

 

Opera Buys 2D Game Engine as Browser Maker Eyes Expansion Into Gaming

Opera Software is hinting it might integrate GameMaker Studio in some way with Opera GX, its browser for PC gamers, which can optimize your gaming sessions.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/opera-buys-2d-game-engine-as-browser-maker-eyes-expansion-into-gaming

 

Building a Home Theater System Is Easy With This Beginner's Guide

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/beginner-guide-building-home-theater-190000648.html

 

Can You Use Signal Without Giving It Your Contacts?

https://www.howtogeek.com/708651/can-you-use-signal-without-giving-it-your-contacts/

 

Hackers hijacked cloud accounts of high-tech and aviation firms, hid in systems for years

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/apts-cyberespionage/hackers-hijacked-cloud-accounts-of-high-tech-and-aviation-firms-hid-in-systems-for-years/

 

The Results of My Year-Long Laptop Experiment

A year ago, I replaced two laptops and a desktop with a single laptop. It's time to evaluate the results.

https://askleo.com/the-results-of-my-year-long-laptop-experiment/

 

Windows 10X: Everything you need to know about the foldable PC OS

The age of foldable PCs is nigh

https://www.techradar.com/news/windows-10x

 

Microsoft source code allegedly for sale on SolarLeaks site

https://blog.avast.com/solarleaks-selling-alleged-source-code-from-microsoft-cisco-avast

 

New Qualcomm Chip Opens Door to $125 5G Phones

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/New-Qualcomm-Chip-Opens-Door-to-125-5G-Phones-86969.html

 

Microsoft shares how SolarWinds hackers evaded detection

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-shares-how-solarwinds-hackers-evaded-detection/

 

How to Create a Bootable USB Recovery Drive in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4200-create-recovery-drive-windows-10-a.html

 

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/

 

Company That Listed 'Camp Auschwitz' Shirts Has User Records Leaked by Prolific Hacker Group

https://gizmodo.com/company-that-listed-camp-auschwitz-shirts-has-user-reco-1846106137

 

Not just MagSafe: Apple reminds users not to hold iPhones near pacemakers

In response to iPhone 12 fears, Apple updates support hub with revised guidance.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/01/not-just-magsafe-apple-reminds-users-not-to-hold-iphones-near-pacemakers/

 

The 12 Best Internet Radio Stations of 2021

Listen to live radio broadcasts right from your browser or smartphone

https://www.lifewire.com/best-internet-radio-stations-4173657

 

Corellium now offers iOS virtualization tool for individual subscribers [U]

https://9to5mac.com/2021/01/25/corellium-now-offers-ios-virtualization-tool-for-individual-subscribers/#more-692969

 

8 Mac Time Machine Alternatives for Backing Up Your Data

There are lots of Mac backup options out there, and many of them have features that Apple's default backup app just can't compete with.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-mac-backup-solutions-that-arent-time-machine/

 

25m people ticked off at Big Tech

https://www.komando.com/episode/25m-people-ticked-off-at-big-tech/775237/

 

EU Seeks to Work With the Biden Administration on Big Tech Regulation

The president of the European Commission also objects to how private companies—instead of democratically elected governments—decide what gets censored.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/eu-seeks-to-work-with-the-biden-administration-on-big-tech-regulation

 

The far right's favorite registrar is building 'censorship-resistant' servers

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/far-rights-favorite-registrar-building-215553337.html

 

Did You Know? Windows 10 PCs Have “Game Mode” on by Default

https://www.howtogeek.com/706859/did-you-know-windows-10-pcs-have-game-mode-on-by-default/

 

70% of apps for the manufacturing sector spent all of 2020 with at least one security flaw

https://www.scmagazine.com/application-security/70-of-apps-for-the-manufacturing-sector-spent-all-of-2020-with-at-least-one-security-flaw/

 

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

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

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

 

Best Wi-Fi extenders of 2021: top devices for boosting your WiFi network

Get Wi-Fi in every room with the best Wi-Fi Extenders

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-best-wi-fi-extenders

 

Here's what 5G Ultra Wideband has to offer us in 2021

https://blog.avast.com/5g-uwb-opportunities-and-risks-avast

 

2021: The Year of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

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

 

VLC Media Player 3.0.12 fixes multiple remote code execution flaws

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/vlc-media-player-3012-fixes-multiple-remote-code-execution-flaws/

 

How to 'Recover from a drive' to Reset Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/38595-recover-windows-10-recovery-drive.html

 

WINDOWS 10 21H1 NEW FEATURES UP TO BUILD 21296

UPDATED 1/24: 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/

 

Apple Reportedly Looking to Revive MagSafe Charging in a New MacBook Air Too

https://gizmodo.com/apple-reportedly-looking-to-revive-magsafe-charging-in-1846109520

 

2021 Apple MacBook Air: New leak reveals razor-thin redesign

Will the Air finally live up to its name?

https://www.creativebloq.com/news/2021-macbook-air-rumours

 

Depression Apps Proliferate During Pandemic

It’s all coronavirus

https://www.lifewire.com/depression-apps-proliferate-during-pandemic-5097025

 

Concept: Visualizing what Apple’s blood sugar watch app might look like

https://9to5mac.com/2021/01/25/concept-visualizing-what-apples-blood-sugar-watch-app-might-look-like/#more-692950

 

Yes, You Can Use Twitter Without an Account! Here's How

Twitter's open nature lets anyone check out the micro-blogging social network without requiring a registration. It's all possible without using an account. Here's how to use Twitter without signing up.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/yes-can-use-twitter-without-account-heres/

 

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

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

 

Valve Faces Fine for 'Geo-Blocking' PC Game Activations in Europe

By using the practice, Valve's Steam platform could effectively prevent PC users in Eastern and Central Europe from purchasing games at the lowest price.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/valve-faces-fine-for-geo-blocking-pc-game-activations-in-europe

 

How to organize tabs in Google Chrome to declutter your web browsing

https://www.yahoo.com/news/organize-tabs-google-chrome-declutter-160947232.html

 

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=1s

 

FreeNAS A Great Choice for a Home Server, Don Arrowsmith, APCUG VTC 8-15-20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US7U0CxamBw&t=0s

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Sun 2155 01/24/2021

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

 

How to Search for Books on Amazon (And Find Worthwhile Reads)

Overwhelmed by all the options on Amazon? Here’s how to narrow down your search to find the book you’re looking for.

https://whatnerd.com/how-to-search-amazon-for-the-best-geeky-books-to-buy/

 

Google Smart Speakers Offer Guest Mode for Privacy

https://www.yahoo.com/news/google-smart-speakers-offer-guest-204614608.html

 

How to Disable (or Enable) Windows 10’s Xbox Game Bar

https://www.howtogeek.com/705656/how-to-disable-or-enable-windows-10s-xbox-game-bar/

 

How Do I Decrypt Files Encrypted by Ransomware?

Once your files are encrypted by ransomware, your options are few. If you're not prepared, there are a few straws to grasp at.

https://askleo.com/decrypt-files-encrypted-by-ransomware/

 

Intel unveils ransomware-fighting CPUs

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/intel-unveils-ransomware-fighting-cpus/

 

The Best New Features in Edge Chromium 88

https://lifehacker.com/the-best-new-features-in-edge-chromium-88-1846113006

 

How to Set Up Two-Factor Authentication on Various Social Networks

https://www.maketecheasier.com/set-up-two-factor-authentication-social-networks/

 

Valve is fined $2 million for geo-blocking game sales on Steam in EU

Five other game publishers have also been hit with penalties

https://www.techradar.com/news/valve-is-fined-dollar2-million-for-geo-blocking-game-sales-on-steam-in-eu

 

DDoS-Guard To Forfeit Internet Space Occupied by Parler

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/01/ddos-guard-to-forfeit-internet-space-occupied-by-parler/

 

Macrium Reflect - Create a Rescue Partition (interesting option lots of use need)

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/140976-macrium-reflect-create-rescue-partition.html

 

Google Chrome 88 released: RIP Flash Player and FTP support

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-chrome-88-released-rip-flash-player-and-ftp-support/

 

How to disable taskbar news widget on Windows 10

Windows 10 taskbar now includes a News and Interests widget, but if the feature isn't for you, use these steps to disable it.

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

 

Online Shopping Prices May Be Manipulated

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10885/online-shopping-prices-may-be-manipulated

 

Amazon Doesn't Have to Restore Parler's Web Service, Judge Rules

https://gizmodo.com/amazon-doesnt-have-to-restore-parlers-web-service-judg-1846107105

 

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

 

App Lets Photographers Prove Ownership Of Their Photos

Stop the steal, indeed

https://www.lifewire.com/app-lets-photographers-prove-ownership-of-their-photos-5095881

 

Get No-Fuss File-Level Crypto With Fscrypt

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

 

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

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

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

 

1.9 million records leaked after online photo editor hacked

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/pixlr-data-leak/774844/

 

Facebook AI Gets Better at Describing Photos for Visually Impaired Users

The social network rolled out an update to its automatic alternative text (AAT) technology.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/facebook-ai-gets-better-at-describing-photos-for-visually-impaired-users

 

The Popular WiFi Extender That Gets Rid of Dead Zones is Just $28 Right Now

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/popular-wifi-extender-gets-rid-014931108.html

 

How to Create a Family Tree in Microsoft PowerPoint

https://www.howtogeek.com/700280/how-to-create-a-family-tree-in-microsoft-powerpoint/

 

How Do I Change the Browser Home Page in Windows 10? Take Control with Quick Instructions for Edge, Firefox, and Chrome

Sometimes installers change your browser home page "for you". Other times, homepage content changes. I'll show you how to be more productive and set your homepage to what you want.

https://askleo.com/change-browser-home-page/

 

With insured losses at $90 billion, did cyber insurance firms dodge financial calamity?

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/with-insured-losses-estimated-at-90-billion-did-cyber-insurance-firms-dodge-financial-calamity/

 

How to DIY a Home Recording Studio

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-diy-a-home-recording-studio-1846104646

 

How to Create an Alexa Skill without Coding Experience

https://www.maketecheasier.com/smart-home/create-alexa-skill-without-coding-experience/

 

Google Chrome update wants to make sure your passwords are more secure than ever

Chrome 88 brings easier password management

https://www.techradar.com/news/google-chrome-update-wants-to-make-sure-your-passwords-are-more-secure-than-ever

 

New Charges Derail COVID Release for Hacker Who Aided ISIS

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/01/new-charges-derail-covid-release-for-hacker-who-aided-isis/

 

How to Add Secure Delete to Recycle Bin Context Menu in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/124353-add-secure-delete-recycle-bin-context-menu-windows-10-a.html

 

Malwarebytes says SolarWinds hackers accessed its internal emails

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/malwarebytes-says-solarwinds-hackers-accessed-its-internal-emails/

 

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/

 

Google, Facebook Face News Fees (this could spread)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10883/google-facebook-face-news-fees

 

Report: 70% of Americans Now Have Access to Low-Priced Wired Broadband Plans 

https://gizmodo.com/report-70-of-americans-now-have-access-to-low-priced-1846104406

 

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

 

How AI Can Help Us Hear Better

Smarter, faster sounds

https://www.lifewire.com/how-ai-can-help-us-hear-better-5095880

 

3 Helpful Networking Projects for Your Raspberry Pi

https://linuxinsider.com/story/3-helpful-networking-projects-for-your-raspberry-pi-86985.html

 

What the Light Ring Colors on Your Amazon Echo Mean

We’ll help you decode all of the different light ring colors on your Amazon Echo.

https://www.makeuseof.com/amazon-echo-light-ring-colors/

 

Windows 10: PCs not booting up after latest update

https://www.komando.com/downloads/windows-pcs-not-booting/774835/

 

Report: LG Considers Closing Down Its Smartphone Business

The company's mobile division has lost $4.5 billion over the last five years.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/report-lg-considers-closing-down-its-smartphone-business

 

Newport Resident Offers $74M To City Council To Find Hard Drive With 7,500 Bitcoins (recently, Bitcoin dipped below $30,000 each)

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/newport-resident-offers-74m-city-004823677.html

 

How to Quickly Open Apps in Split View from Search on iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/705978/how-to-quickly-open-apps-in-split-view-from-search-on-ipad/

 

How Do Cookies Work, and How Do I Delete Them?

Deleting cookies is an easy task. Whether it's necessary or not is another matter.

https://askleo.com/delete-cookies/

 

Bot ‘FreakOut’ leverages three critical vulnerabilities to attack Linux systems

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/malware/bot-freakout-leverages-three-critical-vulnerabilities-to-attack-linux-systems/

 

The Best Hidden Features on Facebook Messenger

https://lifehacker.com/the-best-hidden-features-on-facebook-messenger-1846109292

 

Get a TaoTronics Trucker Headset for Under $40

https://www.maketecheasier.com/deal/taotronics-trucker-headset/

 

This simple Gmail tweak will mean you'll never miss a Google Chat message again

You will now be able to resize the Chat section in Gmail

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-simple-gmail-tweak-will-means-youll-never-miss-a-chat-message-again

 

Chipmaker Intel Corp. Blames Internal Error on Data Leak

https://www.securityweek.com/chipmaker-intel-corp-blames-internal-error-data-leak

 

How to Add or Remove Allowed Apps through Windows Defender Firewall in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/70903-add-remove-allowed-apps-through-windows-firewall-windows-10-a.html

 

DNSpooq bugs let attackers hijack DNS on millions of devices

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/dnspooq-bugs-let-attackers-hijack-dns-on-millions-of-devices/

 

WINDOWS 10 TO GET BATTERY GRAPH, CAMERA SETTINGS, MORE NEW FEATURES

Windows 10 build 21277 reveals several new features coming in 2021, including battery graph, camera settings, timeline improvements, new taskbar settings, and more.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-battery-graph-camera-settings-new-features/

 

WWW Creator Reenvisions How Personal Data is Store

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10882/www-creator-reenvisions-how-personal-data-stored

 

House Oversight Committee Asks FBI to Investigate Parler

https://gizmodo.com/house-oversight-committee-asks-fbi-to-investigate-parle-1846105887

 

8 free and cheap ways to learn about Windows administration

These projects can help you get real on-the-job experience before you get the job.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3236423/8-free-and-cheap-ways-to-learn-about-windows-administration.html

 

Why Artificial Intelligence Needs to Sleep

Does AI dream of electric sheep?

https://www.lifewire.com/why-artificial-intelligence-needs-to-sleep-5095871

 

Get No-Fuss File-Level Crypto With Fscrypt

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

 

Watch Amazing Documentaries and Originals with CuriosityStream

Award-Winning, Exclusives & Originals — Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of the planet's best documentaries

https://www.makeuseof.com/watch-documentaries-originals-curiositystream/

 

Don’t take this survey lurking in your inbox – it’s a scam

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/ups-phishing-scam/774498/

 

Netflix Reaches Over 200 Million Subscribers

However, most of the growth is coming from outside North America. To keep subscribers happy, Netflix says it has over 500 titles currently in post production or preparing to launch.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/netflix-reaches-over-200-million-subscribers

 

Apple Plans First iMac Desktop Redesign in Nearly a Decade

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-plans-first-imac-desktop-174715070.html

 

How to Put Your Xbox Controller Into Pairing Mode

https://www.howtogeek.com/707503/how-to-put-your-xbox-controller-into-pairing-mode/

 

Will Microsoft Close My Hotmail Account If I Don’t Sign In?

You can lose your account, and everything in it, if you don't sign in often enough. Here's how often you need to, and other ways to protect yourself.

https://askleo.com/will-microsoft-close-my-hotmail-account-if-i-dont-sign-in/

 

Surge in remotely hosted phish images? Some say it’s business as usual

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/email-security/surge-in-remotely-hosted-phish-images-some-say-its-business-as-usual/

 

What Is IPFS and Why Does It Matter in Brave's Web Browser?

https://lifehacker.com/what-is-ipfs-and-why-does-it-matter-in-braves-web-brows-1846103479

 

How to See Who’s Tracking You Online (and Stop It)

https://www.maketecheasier.com/see-who-tracking-you-online/

 

Microsoft says it now has over 200 million education users, unveils new hardware to help schools

New laptops and the Classroom Pen 2 look to help schools deal with pandemic

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-says-it-now-has-over-200-million-education-users-unveils-new-hardware-to-help-schools

 

Microsoft Edge Adds Password Generator, Drops Support for Flash, FTP

https://www.securityweek.com/microsoft-edge-adds-password-generator-drops-support-flash-ftp

 

How to Recover Deleted Files with Windows File Recovery app in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/159492-how-recover-deleted-files-windows-file-recovery-windows-10-a.html

 

Google Chrome now checks for weak passwords, helps fix them

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-chrome-now-checks-for-weak-passwords-helps-fix-them/

 

How to enable or disable password generator on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge now has a password generator, and here's how to enable or disable the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-disable-password-generator-microsoft-edge/

 

Samsung Program Repurposes Old Phones

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10881/samsung-program-repurposes-old-phones

 

Raspberry Pi Introduces a New $4 Board, and Its Own Silicon

https://gizmodo.com/raspberry-pi-introduces-a-new-4-board-and-its-own-sil-1846100446

 

18 advanced tips for Android 11

Make the most of Google's Android 11 software with these expert-approved steps and adjustments.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3603932/18-advanced-tips-for-android-11.html

 

Why Your Next Phone Might Be Rollable

Rollin', Rollin', Rollin'...

https://www.lifewire.com/why-your-next-phone-might-be-rollable-5095997

 

GeckoLinux Does OpenSuse Better

https://linuxinsider.com/story/geckolinux-does-opensuse-better-86993.html

 

3 Ways to Fortify Your Firefox Browser

Tired of being tracked on the web? Firefox offers a host of privacy settings that you can tweak for maximum security.

https://www.makeuseof.com/ways-fortify-firefox-browser/

 

Tech how-to: Find out if your service provider is throttling your internet

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/internet-lag-throttling/710933/

 

Malwarebytes Hit by SolarWinds Hackers, But Only Internal Emails Were Accessed

The antivirus provider says it examined its production systems for possible signs of tampering, but found nothing. 'Our software remains safe to use,' Malwarebytes adds.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/malwarebytes-hit-by-solarwinds-hackers-but-only-internal-emails-were-accessed

 

What Are the Top Social Security Scams Targeted at the Elderly?

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/9a704d9d-b514-3225-b5bf-45d437960a1b/what-are-the-top-social.html

 

Does an Open Wi-Fi Login Page Mean It's Secure?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce-s_5vwv08&feature=youtu.be&t=0s

 

Chromebooks for Geeks, Bill James - APCUG VTC 8-15-20

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

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