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 A silicon chip shortage is causing automakers to idle their factories

Automakers canceled orders due to COVID-19, and foundries switched to other customers.

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2021/02/a-silicon-chip-shortage-is-causing-automakers-to-idle-their-factories/

 

Tune and Optimize Your Hard Drive

https://askbobrankin.com/tune_and_optimize_your_hard_drive.html

 

The hidden iPhone setting that can eat up all your storage in a flash

https://www.yahoo.com/news/hidden-iphone-setting-eat-storage-130017318.html

 

How Computational Photography Improves Smartphone Photos

https://www.howtogeek.com/709190/how-computational-photography-improves-smartphone-photos/

 

Think Your Spotify Account Has Been Hacked? Here's What to Do

This is how you check whether your Spotify account has been compromised, and how to secure it again.

https://www.muo.com/spotify-account-hacked-what-to-do/

 

Microsoft Edge rolling out the new Downloads Flyer experience

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-edge-rolling-out-the-new-downloads-flyer-experience-105030/

 

CrossOver is a program that lets you add a custom crosshair to make aiming easier in games

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/08/crossover-is-a-program-that-lets-you-add-a-custom-crosshair-to-make-aiming-easier-in-games/

 

Remote work 2.0 — when WFH really means 'work from anywhere'

Many companies have embraced a work-from-home model, but most aren’t prepared for what comes next. Here’s what to expect and how to get ready.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3604736/remote-work-20-when-wfh-really-means-work-from-anywhere.html

 

Conti ransomware gang tied to latest attacks on hospitals in Florida and Texas

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/conti-ransomware-gang-tied-to-latest-attacks-on-hospitals-in-florida-and-texas/

 

FBI, Secret Service investigating cyberattack on Florida water treatment plant

Local officials said someone took over their TeamViewer system and dangerously increased the levels of lye in the town's water.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/fbi-secret-service-investigating-cyberattack-on-florida-water-treatment-plant/

 

Malicious script steals credit card info stolen by other hackers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/malicious-script-steals-credit-card-info-stolen-by-other-hackers/

 

How to Turn On or Off Night Light in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/73518-turn-off-night-light-windows-10-a.html

 

How to shutdown WSL 2 Linux distros on Windows 10

If you use WSL 2 on Windows 10, you can use a couple of commands to shut down one or all Linux distros manually, and here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/shutdown-wsl-2-linux-distros-windows-10/

 

How to Restart Your iPhone If It’s Stuck on the Apple Logo

https://www.maketecheasier.com/restart-iphone-stuck-on-apple-logo/

 

Stop trying to take humans out of security operations

The core capabilities of human beings are AI's blind spots; "humanness" is simply not yet ,or possibly ever replicable by artificial intelligence. We have yet to build an effective security tool that can operate without human intervention. The bottom line is this: Security tools cannot do what humans can do.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/stop-trying-to-take-humans-out-of-security-operations/

 

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

 

iorad for Chrome

Create splendid tutorials with an amazing web-based tool, now available via a small-packed Chrome extension that will enable access to smart screen captures that highlight actions

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

 

Amazon Is Reportedly Developing a Wall-Mounted Echo to Control Your Smart Home

https://gizmodo.com/amazon-is-reportedly-developing-a-wall-mounted-echo-to-1846229557

 

Windows 10 update disaster — Microsoft confirms app crashes and blue screens of death

Windows 10 updates strike again, but fortunately a fix is imminent

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/windows-10-update-disaster-microsoft-confirms-app-crashes-and-blue-screens-of-death

 

Fighting Fileless Malware, Part 1: What Is It?

Despite multiple layers of protection, fileless malware cyberattacks remain rampant and difficult to defeat. In this, the first of The Edge's three-part series about the cyberthreat and how to fight back, you'll learn what fileless malware is and why it's so dangerous.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/fighting-fileless-malware-part-1-what-is-it/b/d-id/1340024

 

Android Auto: 4 of our favorite new tricks

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/android-auto-tricks/777671/

 

Users Upset as Raspberry Pi OS Now Pings a Microsoft Server During Updates

The change was made without warning and potentially allows Microsoft to identify Raspberry Pi users.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/users-upset-as-raspberry-pi-os-now-pings-a-microsoft-server-during-updates

 

Biden announces deal for 200 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses

https://news.yahoo.com/coronavirus

 

How to Enable a Personalized Screen Saver on Your Chromebook

https://www.howtogeek.com/711096/how-to-enable-a-personalized-screen-saver-on-your-chromebook/

 

How to Save an Email as a PDF in Outlook

If you want to download an Outlook email for safekeeping, you should convert it to a PDF file. Here's how to do that.

https://www.muo.com/save-email-as-pdf-in-outlook/

 

Mozilla pulls Support for Desktop Web Apps in Firefox Browser

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/mozilla-pulls-support-for-desktop-web-apps-in-firefox-browser-105023/

 

Mozilla Firefox gets open to display modified preferences only on about:config

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/06/mozilla-firefox-gets-open-to-display-modified-preferences-only-on-aboutconfig/

 

Is there a human consequence to WFH?

Apple has done great business during the pandemic, with enterprise use of Macs up 23% and record iPhone sales. But is there a human cost to working from home?

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3606470/is-there-a-human-consequence-to-wfh.html

 

Google Firebase hosts Microsoft Office phishing attack

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/google-firebase-hosts-microsoft-office-phishing-attack/

 

Government efforts to accelerate modernization face tech hurdles

Legacy IT systems, attracting talent, and upskilling challenges are hurting leaders' ability to respond to changing demands, KPMG research finds.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/government-efforts-to-accelerate-modernization-face-tech-hurdles/

 

Trickbot malware now maps victims’ networks using Masscan

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/trickbot-malware-now-maps-victims-networks-using-masscan/

 

Enable and Disable Driver Verifier in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5470-enable-disable-driver-verifier-windows-10-a.html

 

Office apps for mobile getting new features

Microsoft is planning a slew of features for its Office mobile apps, including Outlook, Teams, and many more – here's all you need to know.

https://pureinfotech.com/office-apps-mobile-new-features/

 

5 Firefox Addons to Protect Your Online Privacy

https://www.maketecheasier.com/protect-privacy-in-firefox/

 

Google Chrome sync feature can be abused for C&C and data exfiltration

A security researcher has found a malicious Chrome extension in the wild abusing the Chrome Sync process.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-chrome-syncing-features-can-be-abused-for-c-c-and-data-exfiltration/

 

Why You're Going To See More Video Receptionists

Someone will buzz you in soon

https://www.lifewire.com/why-you-re-going-to-see-more-video-receptionists-5104897

 

Qsel

Create a tray from which to launch programs or files with a click of the button with the help of this lightweight and clean utility

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Launchers-Shutdown-Tools/Qsel.shtml

 

Leaked Android 12 Screenshots Show Some iOS-Like Changes Coming

https://gizmodo.com/leaked-android-12-screenshots-show-some-ios-like-change-1846229701

 

MacBook M1 just beaten by Intel chips — in handpicked benchmarks

MacBook M1 vs. Intel benchmarks show new Macs aren't as powerful as you think, but there's a catch

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/macbook-m1-just-beaten-by-intel-chips-in-handpicked-benchmarks

 

Hidden Dangers of Microsoft 365's Power Automate and eDiscovery Tools

Attackers are using legitimate enterprise tools to execute attacks and carry out malicious actions. Security teams must take action now.

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/hidden-dangers-of-microsoft-365s-power-automate-and-ediscovery-tools-/a/d-id/1340014

 

Windows 10: Update crashing apps, causing Blue Screen of Death

https://www.komando.com/technology/windows-10-update-crashing-apps/777511/

 

Google Meet Update Keeps Chromebooks Running Smoothly During Video Chats

Google's improvements to Chrome OS bolster multitasking and productivity on Chromebooks.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-meet-update-keeps-chromebooks-running-smoothly-during-video-chats

 

Trump could be fined $12 million after an Illinois judge ruled his Chicago hotel violated an environmental protection law for 3 years

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-could-fined-12-million-144647001.html

 

5 Awesome PC Keyboard Features No One Should Be Without

https://www.howtogeek.com/708824/5-awesome-pc-keyboard-features-no-one-should-be-without/

 

Studies Suggest Smartwatches Can Spot COVID-19 Days Before Diagnosis

The Apple Watch, Garmin, Fitbit and similar wearables do this by detecting subtle changes in an individual's heartbeat.

https://www.muo.com/apple-watch-coronavirus-diagnosis-medical-studies/

 

Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4.8 for Windows 10 released; Lets you tweak Microsoft Edge

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/ultimate-windows-tweaker-4-8-for-windows-10-released-105017/

 

Read pages in a distraction-free mode, print or save them with the Reader View extension for Firefox and Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/05/read-pages-in-a-distraction-free-mode-print-or-save-them-with-the-reader-view-extension-for-firefox-and-chrome/

 

Podcast: iOS 14.5: New features and release date

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3606111/podcast-ios-145-new-features-and-release-date.html

 

Google: Insufficient and rushed patching leads to more zero-day exploits

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/patch-management/google-insufficient-and-rushed-patching-leads-to-more-zero-day-exploits/

 

Ransomware can be installed via ghost accounts

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/ransomware-can-be-installed-via-ghost-accounts/

 

Microsoft Defender now detects macOS system, app vulnerabilities

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-defender-now-detects-macos-system-app-vulnerabilities/

 

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

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

 

How to use File History to backup files on Windows 10

You can use File History to back up your personal files on Windows 10, and in this guide, you'll learn how to use it.

https://pureinfotech.com/file-history-windows-10-backup-files/

 

6 Ways to Easily Send Text Messages (SMS) from Your PC

https://www.maketecheasier.com/send-sms-from-pc/

 

A Microsoft engineer found a brilliant way to fix a big Teams problem

Videoconferencing has been thrust upon humanity in an urgent manner. The details were never worked out. In steps a very clever Microsoft engineer.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/a-microsoft-engineer-found-a-brilliant-way-to-fix-a-big-teams-problem/

 

How Better iOS Apps on Big Sur Point to Touchscreen Macs

Or, with Apple, maybe not

https://www.lifewire.com/how-better-ios-apps-on-big-sur-point-to-touchscreen-macs-5104890

 

Syncios

Transfer apps, photos, music, videos and ebooks between iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android devices and your computer with this reliable utility

https://www.softpedia.com/get/IPOD-TOOLS/Other-IPOD-tools-Updates/Syncios.shtml

 

Apple Rolls Out Fix for MacBook Pro Charging Issue With Latest Big Sur Update

https://gizmodo.com/apple-rolls-out-fix-for-macbook-pro-charging-issue-with-1846233650

 

How to watch CBS live anywhere

Here's our complete walkthrough for watching CBS anywhere

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/how-to-watch-cbs-live-anywhere

 

Florida Water Utility Hack Highlights Risks to Critical Infrastructure

The intrusion also shows how redundancy and detection can minimize damage and reduce impact to the population.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/florida-water-utility-hack-highlights-risks-to-critical-infrastructure/d/d-id/1340112

 

Delete this app! 10 million devices vulnerable

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/malicious-barcode-scanner-app/777502/

 

Quarantine and Learn: 9 Free Online Courses You Can Take Now

Learn new skills, increase your job prospects, and up your grilled cheese game with these free classes.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/quarantine-and-learn-free-online-classes-you-can-take-now

 

Tech troubles snarl seniors' attempts to sign up for vaccines

https://www.yahoo.com/news/tech-troubles-snarl-seniors-attempts-104047729.html

 

How to Make Sortable Headings in Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/705516/how-to-make-sortable-headings-in-excel/

 

Has Your Netflix Account Been Hacked? What to Do Next

If you're concerned that your Netflix account has been maliciously accessed, here's how to claim back control.

https://www.muo.com/netflix-account-hacked/

 

Presearch decentralized is a new search engine that lets users protects their privacy

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/presearch-decentralized-is-a-new-search-engine-104997/

 

Google will replace Backup and Sync client with Drive for desktop later this year

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/05/google-will-replace-backup-and-sync-client-with-drive-for-desktop-later-this-year/

 

Android's underappreciated keyboard advantage

A moment of gratitude for a quietly important area where Android excels — and where it absolutely trounces that other smartphone operating system.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3606128/android-keyboard-advantage.html

 

Mortgage loan servicing company discloses ransomware attack to multiple states

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/mortgage-loan-servicing-company-discloses-ransomware-attack-to-multiple-states/

 

If the Apple Store is closed, you can still get a device repaired

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/if-the-apple-store-is-closed-you-can-still-get-a-device-repaired/

 

Babyk Ransomware won't hit charities, unless they support LGBT, BLM

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/babyk-ransomware-wont-hit-charities-unless-they-support-lgbt-blm/

 

How to Create Task to Run App or Script at Logon in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/173596-how-create-task-run-app-script-logon-windows-10-a.html

 

How to enable IE Mode on Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft Edge makes it easy to load old websites using Internet Explorer mode, and here's how to enable and use the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-ie-mode-microsoft-edge-chromium/

 

Wi-Fi Not Working on Ubuntu? Here’s How to Fix it

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-wi-fi-not-working-ubuntu/

 

The trillion-dollar cost of cyber crime

https://www.zdnet.com/video/the-trillion-dollar-cost-of-cyber-crime/

 

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

 

Microsoft Edge Finally Gets a QR Code Feature to Share Webpages

Microsoft Edge is a browser that’s constantly evolving, and while it has already reached its maturity and is available on so many platforms out there, the application keeps getting feature after feature after feature.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-edge-finally-gets-a-qr-code-feature-to-share-webpages-532117.shtml

 

Parler, Which Somehow Failed to Bribe Trump, Facing House Investigation of That

https://gizmodo.com/parler-which-somehow-failed-to-bribe-trump-facing-hou-1846232811

 

How to watch BBC iPlayer and live broadcasts anywhere

Fancy a bit of British TV? We've got you covered

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/how-to-watch-bbc-iplayer-and-live-broadcasts-anywhere

 

Microsoft Fixes Windows Zero-Day in Patch Tuesday Rollout

Microsoft's monthly security fixes addressed a Win32k zero-day, six publicly known flaws, and three bugs in the Windows TCP/IP stack.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/microsoft-fixes-windows-zero-day-in-patch-tuesday-rollout/d/d-id/1340114

 

8 ways to stop your phone from tracking you

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/stop-your-phone-from-tracking-you/543526/

 

Bill From Democratic Senators Would Strip Some Legal Immunity From Internet Companies

The bill from Senator Mark Warner would open the door for people to sue internet companies for ads that swindled people, and hosting user content that caused real-world violence.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/bill-from-democratic-senators-would-strip-some-legal-immunity-from-internet

 

How to convert an Excel spreadsheet to a Google Sheets document

https://www.yahoo.com/news/convert-excel-spreadsheet-google-sheets-222452491.html

 

How FEMA Can Cover Pandemic-Related Funeral Costs

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/how-fema-can-cover-pandemic-related-funeral-costs-1846238544

 

Perform basic system checks with checksecurity

https://www.linux-magazine.com/Issues/2021/244/checksecurity

 

A Linux Survey For Beginners

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/linux-survey-beginners

 

Prevent Stolen Tax Returns With This IRS Tool

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/prevent-stolen-tax-returns-with-this-irs-tool-1846243056

 

Dealing With Video Starts and Stops While Watching: Two Common Causes and Three Possible Solutions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mni78AE4-mw&feature=youtu.be

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3 Helpful Networking Projects for Your Raspberry Pi

https://linuxinsider.com/story/3-helpful-networking-projects-for-your-raspberry-pi-86985.html

 

Amazon to use smart cameras to watch over delivery drivers

https://www.yahoo.com/news/amazon-smart-cameras-watch-over-215438744.html

 

How to Add Line Breaks in Microsoft Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/704121/how-to-add-line-breaks-in-excel/

 

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/

 

$7,000 reimbursement for COVID-19 funerals: Who it's for, how to apply and other details

If a relative died from the coronavirus, the government may help pay for the funeral and burial costs. Here's what the application process will look like.

https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/7000-reimbursement-for-covid-19-funerals-who-its-for-how-to-apply-and-other-details/

 

Mozilla Firefox gets open to display modified preferences only on about:config

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/06/mozilla-firefox-gets-open-to-display-modified-preferences-only-on-aboutconfig/

 

GNOME 40 takes a few bold steps to improve the desktop

Jack Wallen takes GNOME 40 for a spin to discover that the subtle changes make a big difference in the effectiveness of this open source desktop.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/gnome-40-takes-a-few-bold-steps-to-improve-the-desktop/

 

How to Become a Microsoft Excel Power User Quickly

If you want to learn about the complexities of Excel, buy this bundle today.

https://www.muo.com/microsoft-excel-power-user-course/

 

What Is Onion Routing and How You Can Get Your Privacy Back

https://www.maketecheasier.com/mte-explains-onion-routing/

 

Geekly Update - 03 February 2021

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_03_february_2021.html

 

Data breach exposes 1.6 million Washington unemployment claims

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/data-breach-exposes-16-million-washington-unemployment-claims/

 

What's in the latest Edge update? Password monitor and vertical tabs

Microsoft's Edge 88 delivers major improvements to its password manager and new tab features, including vertical tabs.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3586259/whats-in-the-latest-edge-update-rollbacks-and-new-browser-telemetry-policies.html

 

The First Amendment vs tech giants: Ray Wang explains your digital rights

https://www.zdnet.com/video/the-first-amendment-vs-tech-giants-ray-wang-explains-your-digital-rights/

 

Intel tries to take down Apple's M1 chip with a flurry of benchmarks

It's nervous about its new CPU rival.

https://www.engadget.com/intel-benchmarks-vs-apple-m1-chip-233650560.html

 

Nemty Decryptor

A dedicated decryption tool for the Nemty ransomware, which enables you to unlock files that were encrypted without having to pay the ransom

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Decrypting-Decoding/Nemty-Decryptor.shtml

 

Laptop Guide

https://www.laptopmag.com/laptops

 

Looking for a tiny but powerful PC? Check out the Minisforum U820/U850

Minisforum packs in more flexibility and expandability than most tiny PCs do.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/02/looking-for-a-tiny-but-powerful-pc-check-out-the-minisforum-u820-u850/

 

How Smart Cameras Can Be Cool and Intrusive

Canon's PICK can track you and your friends

https://www.lifewire.com/how-smart-cameras-can-be-cool-and-intrusive-5104863

 

How to use macOS — essential tips and tricks

Our guides teach you how to use macOS like a power user

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

 

Emotet 101: How the Ransomware Works -- and Why It's So Darn Effective

In recent weeks, Emotet has emerged as the most common form of ransomware. Managing the risk involves starts with understanding the way it works.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/emotet-101-how-the-ransomware-works----and-why-its-so-darn-effective/b/d-id/1339124

 

5 hidden smartphone features for better photos and videos

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/better-quality-smartphone-photos/774234/

 

Good Riddance: Asus Kills Tiny Screws for M.2 SSDs in New Motherboards

Asus's upcoming Z590 motherboards simplify the NVME SSD drive installation process by swapping tiny screws for a tool-free latch system.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/good-riddance-asus-kills-tiny-screws-for-m2-ssds-in-new-motherboards

 

Synaptics Stock Soars. Demand Is Hot for Chips for the internet of Things.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/21da6f33-527b-3c3e-a18f-3c25afe149b8/synaptics-stock-soars-demand.html

 

How to Disable Conversation View in Gmail

https://www.howtogeek.com/708424/how-to-disable-conversation-view-in-gmail/

 

Microsoft Edge announces Support for Open Web Docs

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

 

iOS 14.5 is coming soon. What we know about a release date and new features

Here's everything that will be included in the latest iPhone update.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/ios-14-5-is-coming-soon-what-we-know-about-a-release-date-and-new-features/

 

Firefox 85.0.1 fixes a critical security issue and bugs

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/06/firefox-85-0-1-fixes-a-critical-security-issue-and-bugs/

 

Windows 10 in S mode: Pros and cons

S mode is a Windows 10 feature that improves security and boosts performance, but at a significant cost. Find out if Windows 10 in S mode is right for your needs.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-s-mode-pros-and-cons/

 

Google Chrome Now Identifies The Great Suspender as Malware

We don't know if it's gone for good or not, but the community has thankfully released its own version just in case.

https://www.muo.com/google-chrome-the-great-suspender-malware/

 

How to Use the Concatenate Function in Excel

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-concatenate-function-in-excel/

 

You, Your Router… and Eggs?

https://askbobrankin.com/you_your_router_and_eggs.html

 

Netgain ransomware incident impacts local governments

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/netgain-ransomware-incident-impacts-local-governments/

 

Open-source LibreOffice tells businesses: Get off our Community version, you are hurting development

But The Document Foundation has told enterprises to not use the Community edition of LibreOffice.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/open-source-libreoffice-tells-businesses-get-off-our-community-version-you-are-hurting-development/

 

Twitter explores subscriptions to reduce its dependence on ads

You might have to pay for Tweetdeck or advanced features.

https://www.engadget.com/twitter-considers-subscriptions-and-tipping-151508092.html

 

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.htm

 

Microsoft Starts Preparing the World for a Future Without Edge Legacy

Microsoft will kill off the legacy version of Microsoft Edge in April this year, with the Windows 10 cumulative update to ship as part of this month’s Patch Tuesday rollout to remove the browser and install the new Chromium-powered sibling.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-starts-preparing-the-world-for-a-future-without-edge-legacy-532115.shtml

 

This new Microsoft Edge feature makes sharing website pages easier than ever — How to use it

New Microsoft update supports QR codes

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/this-new-microsoft-edge-feature-makes-sharing-website-pages-easier-than-ever-how-to-use-it

 

DDoSers are abusing the Plex Media Server to make attacks more potent

Plex Media servers using SSDP let DDoSers amplify attacks by a factor of 5.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/02/ddosers-are-abusing-the-plex-media-server-to-make-attacks-more-potent/

 

Why Microsoft Wants You to Chat with Outlook

But will it understand you?

https://www.lifewire.com/why-microsoft-wants-you-to-chat-with-outlook-5104855

 

Google Pixel Watch rumors, release date, price and everything else we know

When will the Pixel Watch arrive? How much will it cost? And what will it do?

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-pixel-watch-rumors-release-date-price-and-everything-else-we-know

 

Spotify Hit With Another Credential-Stuffing Attack

This marks the second credential-stuffing attack to hit the streaming platform in the last few months.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/spotify-hit-with-another-credential-stuffing-attack/d/d-id/1340083

 

10 new iPhone tricks you’ll use all the time

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

 

Microsoft Improves Dark Mode for Word

New dark mode options means no more bright white pages.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-improves-dark-mode-for-word

 

Chrome 88 update patches a zero-day that is being actively exploited

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/chrome-88-zero-day-exploit-004822391.html

 

How to Save a Microsoft PowerPoint Slide as an Image

https://www.howtogeek.com/707583/how-to-save-a-microsoft-powerpoint-slide-as-an-image/

 

Edge 88 gets new privacy, security and productivity features

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

 

How to use the lawyer cat Zoom filter everyone's talking about

If you're feeling inspired by the lawyer who accidentally appeared as a kitten in a Zoom legal proceeding, we'll show you how to spice up your next video call.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-use-the-lawyer-cat-zoom-filter-everyones-talking-about/

 

Google will replace Backup and Sync client with Drive for desktop later this year

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/05/google-will-replace-backup-and-sync-client-with-drive-for-desktop-later-this-year/

 

How much is your info worth on the Dark Web? For Americans, it's just $8

A Comparitech report found that Japan and the UAE have the most expensive identities available on illicit marketplaces at an average price of $25.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-much-is-your-info-worth-on-the-dark-web-for-americans-its-just-8/

 

4 Ways to Safely Run Suspicious Programs and Applications in Windows

Do you want to test new suspicious programs without the risk of harming your Windows 10 PC? We’ll take you through the best methods to do this.

https://www.muo.com/safely-run-suspicious-programs-applications-windows/

 

How to Make Private Browsing Mode the Default in Various Browsers

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-to-make-private-browsing-mode-the-default-in-various-browsers/

 

Are You in the 51 Percent Club?

https://askbobrankin.com/are_you_in_the_51_percent_club.html

 

New Linux malware steals SSH credentials from supercomputers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-linux-malware-steals-ssh-credentials-from-supercomputers/

 

Windows 10 2004 just hit a major milestone

Microsoft tells enterprise customers it's safe to broadly deploy Windows 10 2004 and Windows 10 1909.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-2004-just-hit-a-major-milestone/

 

MIT researchers created a system that prints functional drones and robots

LaserFactory cuts out a shape, then adds circuitry and components.

https://www.engadget.com/mit-laserfactory-system-drones-robots-electronics-150215803.html

 

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

 

Mypal

Browse the web securely on Windows XP and without having to worry too much about your resources and privacy via this straightforward app

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

 

This seven-screen laptop is the most bizarre tech you'll see all year

Expanscape's Aurora 7 is no joke

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/this-7-screen-laptop-is-the-most-bizarre-tech-youll-see-all-year

 

Zoombombing countermeasures are ineffective in the vast majority of cases

Password-protecting meetings is among the most ineffective protections.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/02/zoombombing-countermeasures-are-ineffective-in-the-vast-majority-of-cases/

 

Why Apple Doesn't Want You to Fix Your iPhone Camera

Even genuine parts trigger an alert

https://www.lifewire.com/why-apple-doesnt-want-you-to-fix-your-iphone-camera-5101334

 

iPhone 12 mini in trouble — Apple reportedly ceasing production

You might not be able to buy an iPhone 12 mini for long

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-12-mini-in-trouble-apple-reportedly-ceasing-production

 

Cybercrime Goes Mainstream

Organized cybercrime is global in scale and the second-greatest risk over the next decade.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/cybercrime-goes-mainstream/a/d-id/1340012

 

5 router admin settings you need to change

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/router-admin-setting-you-need-to-change/705776/

 

Netflix Freezing? Speedtest App Now Measures the Quality of Your Video Streams

The Speedtest by Ookla app adds a video test that will measure the quality of your streaming experience.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/netflix-freezing-speedtest-app-now-measures-the-quality-of-your-video-streams

 

'These people just want to censor me': Fired Parler CEO says free speech platform is trying to muzzle him

https://www.yahoo.com/news/people-just-want-censor-fired-023634355.html

 

How to Add Headers or Footers in Google Sheets

https://www.howtogeek.com/708845/how-to-add-headers-or-footers-in-google-sheets/

 

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/

 

How to tell when it's time to upgrade your router

Experts recommend getting a new router every couple of years. Here's how to get the most out of your next upgrade.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-tell-when-its-time-to-upgrade-your-router/

 

Share your computer's screen to your Android or iOS device over WiFi using Deskreen

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/04/share-your-computers-screen-to-your-android-or-ios-device-over-wifi-using-deskreen/

 

Plex patches media server bug potentially exploited by DDoS attackers

All users of Plex Media Server are urged to apply the hotfix, which directs their servers to respond to UDP requests only from the local network and not the public internet.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/plex-patches-media-server-bug-potentially-exploited-by-ddos-attackers/

 

How to Forget a Wi-Fi Network on Windows 10

Want to stop connecting to a Wi-Fi network automatically? Forget about it.

https://www.muo.com/forget-network-windows-10/

 

Avast Provides Further Details of Malicious Browser Extensions

https://www.maketecheasier.com/avast-provides-further-details-malicious-browser-extensions/

 

Try These 10 Tips To Prevent Identity Theft

https://askbobrankin.com/try_these_10_tips_to_prevent_identity_theft.html

 

Apple pulls iCloud 12 for Windows 10 with Keychain sync feature

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/apple/apple-pulls-icloud-12-for-windows-10-with-keychain-sync-feature/

 

Google kills The Great Suspender: here's what you should do next

The Great Suspender, an extension that automatically shut down tabs you weren't using, has been blocked by Google "because it contains malware." That's left users with lost tabs and concerns about what to do next.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-kills-the-great-suspender-heres-what-you-should-do-next/

 

Apple fixes a bug that prevented some older MacBook Pros from charging

Download macOS 11.2.1 as soon as you can if your Mac won't charge.

https://www.engadget.com/apple-macos-11-2-1-194721484.html

 

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

 

Yandex Browser

An intuitive web browser that allows users to speed up the loading of web pages, thanks to its turbo mode, translate pages into different languages, block or allow cookies, as well as customize its layout

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Browsers/Yandex-Browser.shtml

 

A new macOS Big Sur update is here — why it's crucial for some MacBook Pro owners

The macOS Big Sur update rectifies a major MacBook Pro issue

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/a-new-macos-big-sur-update-is-here-why-its-crucial-for-some-macbook-pro-owners

 

Parler CEO says board fired him for planning to ban “neo-Nazi” groups

Matze claims he wanted platform back online, but other leadership refused compromise.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/02/parler-financial-backers-oust-founder-and-ceo-matze-from-company/

 

How Your Gadgets Can Affect Medical Devices

Just get along

https://www.lifewire.com/how-your-gadgets-can-affect-medical-devices-5097650

 

Great Suspender Chrome extension yanked for malware infection — what to do

Popular extension removed from users' browsers

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/chrome-great-suspension

 

IBM Offers $3M in Grants to Defend Schools from Cyberattacks

The grants will be awarded to six school districts in the United States to help prepare for, and respond to, cyberattacks.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/ibm-offers-$3m-in-grants-to-defend-schools-from-cyberattacks/d/d-id/1340075

 

Old ransomware back with some new tricks – Protect yourself

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/cerber-ransomware-returns/777289/

 

Police: Hacker Breached Florida Treatment Plant to Poison the Water Supply

The unknown perpetrator tried to poison the water supply last Friday by raising the sodium hydroxide levels from 100 parts per million to 11,100 parts per million, according to Florida police.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/police-hacker-breached-florida-treatment-plant-to-poison-the-water-supply

 

US Senate Bill Re-Introduces Suspicious Activity Reports for Social Media

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/us-senate-bill-introduces-suspicious-212600608.html

 

Linux vs. Windows: What's the difference in 2021?

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/linux-vs-windows

 

Why Password Managers are Safer Than the Alternatives

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_37XLfoHco&feature=youtu.be

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How to fix five Windows 10 headaches

Microsoft has made numerous improvements to Windows 10 over the years, but it still has some annoying quirks. We help you solve them.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3182846/how-to-fix-five-windows-10-headaches.html

 

Here’s How to Spot and Report Common COVID-19 Scams

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/spot-report-common-covid-19-182901023.html

 

How to See Which iPhone Apps Can Access Your Contacts

https://www.howtogeek.com/708879/how-to-see-which-iphone-apps-can-access-your-contacts/

 

Industrial control system vulnerabilities up 25 percent in 2020

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/ics-vulnerabilities-up-25-percent-in-2020/

 

SitePoint discloses data breach after stolen info used in attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/sitepoint-discloses-data-breach-after-stolen-info-used-in-attacks/

 

Read pages in a distraction-free mode, print or save them with the Reader View extension for Firefox and Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/05/read-pages-in-a-distraction-free-mode-print-or-save-them-with-the-reader-view-extension-for-firefox-and-chrome/

 

8 Ways to Quickly Turn Off Your Screen in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/turn-off-windows-screen/

 

One AirPod Not Working? Here's What to Do

Are your AirPods only playing out of one ear? Take a look at these troubleshooting tips to get both AirPods working again.

https://www.muo.com/one-airpod-not-working/

 

Windows 10 in S mode: A cheat sheet

Devices running the Windows 10 operating system in S mode offer enterprises more security and control by limiting applications to only vetted applications from the Microsoft Store.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-windows-10-s-a-cheat-sheet/

 

OneDrive Is Finally Getting a Dark Mode on the Web

Dark modes are the new must-have feature of apps out there, and as the world’s largest software company, Microsoft obviously couldn’t just ignore this trend.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/onedrive-is-finally-getting-a-dark-mode-on-the-web-532114.shtml

 

How Do I Transfer Data When I Switch Out My Laptop's Hard Drive for an SSD?

https://lifehacker.com/how-do-i-transfer-data-when-i-switch-out-my-laptops-har-1846200187

 

'A Glitch in the Matrix' and the obsession of simulation theory

It shows us how average people can be swayed, but doesn't delve deep enough.

https://www.engadget.com/a-glitch-in-the-matrix-review-sundance-simulation-theory-150015472.html

 

What is the proper way to clean your desktop PC or laptop? | Ask an expert

Responsible PC ownership means taking a closer look at your desktop or laptop every so often.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3602288/what-is-the-proper-way-to-clean-your-desktop-pc-or-laptop-ask-an-expert.html

 

Cloud Security Report 2021

https://www.wandera.com/cloud-security-report-2021eapvoeasdasdasdcaz/wandera-cloud-security-report-2021/

 

This old form of ransomware has returned with new tricks and new targets

Cerber was once the most common form of ransomware - and now it's back, years after it's heyday.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/this-old-form-of-ransomware-has-returned-with-new-tricks-and-new-targets/

 

The Benefits of Easily Repairable Smartphones

Repair or buy?

https://www.lifewire.com/the-benefits-of-easily-repairable-smartphones-5097270

 

OUR 14 FAVORITE GADGETS AND HACKS FOR WORKING AT HOME

From mesh networks to lap desks, here’s how The Verge’s staffers create their workspaces

https://www.theverge.com/22252470/work-from-home-remote-gadgets-recommendations

 

Charming Kitten Phishing and Smishing Attacks Use Legitimate Google Links and a Tricky Redirection Strategy to Fool Security Solutions

https://blog.knowbe4.com/charming-kitten-phishing-and-smishing-attacks-use-legitimate-google-links-and-a-tricky-redirection-strategy-to-fool-security-solutions

 

Patch Imperfect: Software Fixes Failing to Shut Out Attackers

Incomplete patches are allowing attackers to continue exploiting the same vulnerabilities, reducing the cost to compromise.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/patch-imperfect-software-fixes-failing-to-shut-out-attackers/d/d-id/1340051

 

Tricks to stop robocallers

https://www.komando.com/episode/tricks-to-stop-robocallers/777474/

 

Xiaomi's Quad-Curved Concept Phone Has No Ports or Buttons

The future of smartphones is a smooth block of sealed electronics apparently.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/xiaomis-quad-curved-concept-phone-has-no-ports-or-buttons

 

U.S. states ask FCC to scrutinize Verizon's plan to buy Tracfone

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-states-ask-fcc-scrutinize-223625167.html

 

How to See Which iPhone Apps Can View Your Photos

https://www.howtogeek.com/708491/how-to-see-which-iphone-apps-can-view-your-photos/

 

Watch now: What to expect from cybercriminals in 2021

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/sponsor-content/what-to-expect-from-cybercriminals-in-2021/

 

Windows 10 April updates remove Microsoft Edge Legacy permanently

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-april-updates-remove-microsoft-edge-legacy-permanently/

 

Google will replace Backup and Sync client with Drive for desktop later this year

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/05/google-will-replace-backup-and-sync-client-with-drive-for-desktop-later-this-year/

 

Google Will Use Pixel Cameras to Monitor Heart Rate

https://www.maketecheasier.com/google-will-use-pixel-cameras-monitor-heart-rate/

 

3 Apps That Will Stop Your Android Phone Overheating

If your phone gets too hot it can reduce your battery life, damage the hardware, or worse. These three apps can help prevent it.

https://www.muo.com/apps-stop-android-overheating/

 

DDoS-for-hire services are exploiting Plex Media flaw to amplify their attacks

Attackers are taking advantage of a security flaw in the way Plex Media servers look for compatible media devices and streaming clients, says Netscout.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/ddos-for-hire-services-are-exploiting-plex-media-flaw-to-amplify-their-attacks/

 

Microsoft Edge 88.0.705.63 Stable Now Available for Download

Microsoft has just announced a new stable version of Microsoft Edge, only one day after the company shipped the previous update.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-edge-88-0-705-63-stable-now-available-for-download-532112.shtml

 

How to Use Split-Screen Street View in Google Maps

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-use-split-screen-street-view-in-google-maps-1846173746

 

Apple's M1 isn't witchcraft, it's good chip design

A bunch of smart choices adds up to a seriously fast chip.

https://www.engadget.com/apple-m1-architecture-upscaled-141515465.html

 

Intel benchmarks say Apple's M1 isn't faster. Let's reality-check the claims

Intel just clapped back with a carefully crafted takedown of Apple's Arm-based M1 chip. Let's review the claims, one by one.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3606592/intel-benchmarks-say-apples-m1-isnt-faster.html

 

Cyber Criminals Exploit Network Access and

Privilege Escalation

https://image.communications.cyber.nj.gov/lib/fe3e15707564047c7c1270/m/2/FBI+PIN+-+1.14.2021.pdf

 

The most dangerous iOS, Android malware and smartphone vulnerabilities of 2019

https://www.zdnet.com/pictures/these-are-the-ios-android-malware-families-most-likely-to-hit-your-handset-in-2019/

 

Why Are Phone Makers Removing Chargers?

First they mock, then they copy

https://www.lifewire.com/why-are-phone-makers-removing-chargers-5096139

 

Patient names and colonoscopy results from US hospitals posted by hackers to the dark web

Cybercriminals usually ask for ransom rather than leaking data

https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/5/22268778/hospital-hack-patient-data-colonoscopy

 

[INFOGRAPHIC] Q4 2020 Work From Home Phishing Emails on the Rise

https://blog.knowbe4.com/infographic-q4-2020-work-from-home-phishing-emails-on-the-rise

 

SolarWinds Attackers Spent Months in Corporate Email System: Report

SolarWinds' CEO says evidence indicates attackers lurked in the company's Office 365 email system for months ahead of the attack.

https://www.darkreading.com/perimeter/solarwinds-attackers-spent-months-in-corporate-email-system-report/d/d-id/1340047

 

Your photos are a mess: 3 steps to organization bliss

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/organize-your-photos/697663/

 

Police: Hacker Breached Florida Treatment Plant to Poison the Water Supply

The unknown perpetrator tried to poison the water supply last Friday by raising the sodium hydroxide levels from 100 parts per million to 11,100 parts per million, according to Florida police.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/police-hacker-breached-florida-treatment-plant-to-poison-the-water-supply

 

How to draw freely on Microsoft Word or insert shapes to customize documents

https://www.yahoo.com/news/draw-freely-microsoft-word-insert-233355669.html

 

What Is DuckDuckGo? Meet the Google Alternative for Privacy

https://www.howtogeek.com/710128/what-is-duckduckgo-meet-the-google-alternative-for-privacy/

 

Coping with phishing scams around COVID-19 vaccines and other impending attacks

https://www.scmagazine.com/perspectives/coping-with-phishing-scams-around-covid-19-vaccines-and-other-impending-attacks/

 

Malicious extension abuses Chrome sync to steal users’ data

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/malicious-extension-abuses-chrome-sync-to-steal-users-data/

 

Windows 10 versions 1909 and 2004 are "ready for broad deployment"

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/05/windows-10-versions-1909-and-2004-are-ready-for-broad-deployment/

 

The Best Photoshop Alternatives for Mac

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-photoshop-alternatives-for-mac/

 

YouTube Is Ending Support for Older Apple TV Models

Anyone with one of the Apple TV devices affected will need to use AirPlay instead.

https://www.muo.com/apple-tv-youtube-airplay-march/

 

Photos: The 73 coolest virtual backgrounds to use in Zoom or Teams meetings

https://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/photos-the-41-coolest-virtual-backgrounds-to-use-in-zoom-meetings/

 

Android Could Get iPhone’s Highly Controversial Anti-Tracking Feature

Apple’s anti-tracking capabilities bundled with iOS and supposed to block cross-app tracking and reduce the data apps can collect from users could soon make its way to Android in one way or another.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/android-could-get-iphone-s-highly-controversial-anti-tracking-feature-532108.shtml

 

How to Ditch WhatsApp for Good

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-ditch-whatsapp-for-good-1846204849

 

Facebook is finally banning vaccine misinformation

The company had previously made the content less visible.

https://www.engadget.com/facebook-bans-vaccine-misinformation-193754704.html

 

Fight Google's data cap with a simple change to Google Photos

Do you want to pay Google to store photos for the rest of your life? No? Then we have a simple, free solution to avoid it.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3605009/fight-googles-data-cap-with-a-simple-change-to-google-photos.html

 

5 foolproof signs of phishing scams - and how to react

https://www.techzone360.com/topics/techzone/articles/2021/01/14/447684-5-foolproof-signs-phishing-scams-how-react.htm

 

Best Raspberry Pi alternatives (Best of 2019)

https://www.zdnet.com/pictures/best-raspberry-pi-alternatives-best-of-2019/

 

How Video Calls Are Affecting the Environment

Make sure your boss reads this

https://www.lifewire.com/how-video-calls-are-affecting-the-environment-5101006

 

IF YOU’RE STARTING AN ONLINE CLASS, CHECK TO MAKE SURE YOUR PROFESSOR IS ALIVE

A college student Googled his remote instructor and found an obituary

https://www.theverge.com/22262230/online-college-class-covid-professor-dead

 

Browser Password Inspector

When your users save passwords in the browser, it makes it easy for the bad guys to hack into your network. 

https://info.knowbe4.com/browser-password-inspector-chn

 

FTC: ID Theft Doubled in 2020

The Federal Trade Commission said a surge in reports of identity theft occurred amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/ftc-id-theft-doubled-in-2020/d/d-id/1340042

 

True or false: You shouldn’t charge your phone overnight

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/battery-charging-advice/776839/

 

Update to Popular Barcode Scanner App Turns Into Adware Nightmare on Android

After a December update, the Barcode Scanner Android app from Lavabird injected annoying pop-up ads inside users' mobile browsers, according to Malwarebytes.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/update-to-popular-barcade-scanner-app-turns-into-adware-nightmare-on-android

 

Walgreens, CVS beef up protections against threat of 'bot' attacks on vaccine program

https://www.yahoo.com/news/walgreens-cvs-beef-protections-against-164053479.html

 

How to Improve Your Apple Watch’s Battery Life: 12 Tips

https://www.howtogeek.com/706179/how-to-improve-your-apple-watchs-battery-life-12-tips/

 

How not to overshare when crafting social media posts, out-of-office messages

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/email-security/how-not-to-overshare-when-crafting-social-media-posts-out-of-office-messages/

 

US govt: Number of identity theft reports doubled last year

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-govt-number-of-identity-theft-reports-doubled-last-year/

 

Share your computer's screen to your Android or iOS device over WiFi using Deskreen

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/04/share-your-computers-screen-to-your-android-or-ios-device-over-wifi-using-deskreen/

 

How to Fix a Black Screen on Your iPhone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-black-screen-iphone/

 

How to Record, Edit, and Promote Your Own Podcast

Want to start a podcast? It's not as daunting as you think - you can start a new podcast today with just a phone.

https://www.muo.com/how-to-record-edit-and-promote-your-own-podcast/

 

58% of the workforce will need to upskill to be successful in their jobs

One of the biggest new features that Apple introduced in iOS 14 is support for widgets, something iPhone users have been drooling over for a long time.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/apple-s-smart-stack-widget-lands-on-android-532107.shtml

 

How to Try Out the Upcoming Firefox Redesign Now

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-try-out-the-upcoming-firefox-redesign-now-1846221037

 

Samsung’s 8K Neo QLED TV lineup starts at $3,500

The company revealed pricing and availability for its latest 4K and 8K Mini-LED models.

https://www.engadget.com/samsung-neo-qled-4k-8k-tvs-release-date-pricing-170114864.html

 

Microsoft will remove the old Edge browser from all Windows 10 PCs on April 13

If you accept Microsoft's new security patch (and you should) the legacy version of Microsoft Edge will vanish forever.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3606728/microsoft-will-remove-the-old-edge-browser-from-all-windows-10-pcs-on-april-13.html

 

Report: Apple VP Dan Riccio’s new project is a virtual and augmented reality device

John Ternus is the new senior VP of hardware engineering.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3604797/apple-vp-dan-riccio-to-focus-on-new-project-and-step-down-as-leader-of-hardware-engineering.html

 

Linux that fits anywhere: 15 very small footprint distros

https://www.zdnet.com/pictures/15-very-small-footprint-linux-distros/

 

How Starlink Could Get Rural Families Online

Connecting via satellite

https://www.lifewire.com/how-starlink-could-get-rural-families-online-5100889

 

Reddit stopped rogue r/WallStreetBets mods from taking over the community

Reddit says the rogue mods violated moderator policies

https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/5/22269093/reddit-r-wallstreetbets-rouge-mod-moderator-takeover

 

SpaceX plans Starlink phone service, emergency backup, and low-income access

SpaceX's latest petition to the FCC details some of its Starlink plans.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/02/spacex-plans-starlink-phone-service-emergency-backup-and-low-income-access/

 

Agent Tesla Upgrades with New Delivery & Evasion Tactics

A new version of the remote access Trojan targets Microsoft Anti-Malware Software Interface to bypass endpoint detection.

https://www.darkreading.com/perimeter/agent-tesla-upgrades-with-new-delivery-and-evasion-tactics/d/d-id/1340041

 

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

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

 

Is 5G Safe?

5G conspiracy theories are everywhere, but you don't need to worry. Here are the details of why 5G is safe.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/is-5g-safe

 

Hackers post detailed patient medical records from two hospitals to the dark web

https://www.yahoo.com/news/hackers-post-detailed-patient-medical-192649531.html

 

How to Protect Yourself From Gas Pump Skimmers

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/how-to-protect-yourself-from-gas-pump-skimmers-1835693686

 

How Two-Factor Authentication Works, and Why You Should Use It to Keep Hackers Out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAa4SWM6xV4&feature=youtu.be

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Chrome users have faced 3 security concerns over the past 24 hours

A 0-day, malicious extension, and sync abuse are keeping Google developers busy.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/02/chrome-users-have-faced-3-security-concerns-over-the-past-24-hours/

 

Former US cyber chief calls for military to attack hackers

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/ad5b95d2-fcfd-3606-8062-cd4130e6758f/former-us-cyber-chief-calls.html

 

How to add folder locations to Photos app on Windows 10

If you store pictures on an external drive or network share, use these steps to add or remove folders to the Photos app on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/add-folder-photos-app-windows-10/

 

Use 'Chrome Labs' to Find New Browser Features

https://lifehacker.com/use-chrome-labs-to-find-new-browser-features-1846175212

 

Scalpers auctioned nearly 7% of new Xbox consoles and 50,000 GeForce GPUs

The latest data shows the impact of tariffs, how much Core i9-10900K dropped, and which brands of GeForce cards scalpers are hitting hardest.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3605135/scalpers-auctioned-nearly-7-of-new-xbox-consoles-and-50000-geforce-gpus.html

 

LibreOffice 7.1 Community released

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/04/libreoffice-7-1-community-released/

 

Los Angeles County rolled out a new device-based voting system during the 2020 election season

One of the largest counties in the country is already trying to help other jurisdictions update their voting hardware.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/los-angeles-county-rolled-out-a-new-device-based-voting-system-during-the-2020-election-season/

 

Internet Problems? How to Reset Your Router

If your internet keeps failing, it could be time to reset your router and refresh your connection.

https://www.muo.com/how-to-reset-router/

 

What is VSync, and Should I Turn It On or Off?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-is-vsync/

 

Windows 10 features that boost your PC's security and privacy

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-features-that-boost-your-pcs-security-and-privacy/

 

SE LED-illuminated head-mounted magnifier (article further down)

https://www.zdnet.com/pictures/se-led-illuminated-head-mounted-magnifier/

 

These Bluetooth earbuds can deliver 50 hours of battery life

If you’re looking for an affordable pair of true wireless earbuds, the Brio SkyBorn S4 delivers exceptional sound, battery life and connectivity for just $50.

https://www.engadget.com/brio-skyborn-s4-true-wireless-earbuds-sale-155559309.html

 

LibreOffice 7.1 Community Now Available for Download

LibreOffice was, is, and will definitely continue to be one of the top alternatives to the more expensive Microsoft Office productivity suite, and the frequent updates released by The Document Foundation makes it quite the right choice for both consumers and enterprises.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/libreoffice-7-1-community-now-available-for-download-532100.shtml

 

A German man is keeping $60 million in bitcoin from police by never revealing his password

Authorities have seized his digital wallet, but not his password (or honor)

https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2021/2/5/22268646/german-police-bitcoin-digital-wallet-missing-password

 

Google Stadia was never going to work

Google Stadia wanted to sell gamers something they already had

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-stadia-never-work

 

How the FCC Impacts Internet Speeds

Slow going

https://www.lifewire.com/how-the-fcc-impacts-internet-speeds-5097631

 

How to remove an Apple device from your iCloud account without the device

If you lose or sell the device or it’s stolen, you can remove it from your iCloud set remotely.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3603933/how-to-remove-an-apple-device-from-your-icloud-account-without-the-device.html

 

How To Check Your IPhone For Spyware

In the exciting technological world we live in, everything that has a screen and an internet connection can be hacked into, compromising your security and privacy.

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

 

Security tip: The right way to clean out your smartphone apps

https://www.komando.com/downloads/delete-apps-the-right-way/774275/

 

Transfer Your Google Play Music Library Before Google Deletes It

Customers have until Feb. 24, 2021, to make the move to YouTube Music.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/transfer-your-google-play-music-library-before-google-deletes-it

 

How to Upgrade Your WiFi Network in 2021

https://www.yahoo.com/news/upgrade-wifi-network-2021-110008806.html

 

How to manage windows with PowerToys FancyZones on Windows 10

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

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

 

Do This Instead of Sending an Angry Text or Email

https://lifehacker.com/do-this-instead-of-sending-an-angry-text-or-email-1846181166

 

6 ways to stop using your Android phone before bedtime

Your phone called. It says you can put it down now.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3604795/6-ways-to-stop-using-your-android-phone-before-bedtime.html

 

Desktop Icon Spacing adjusts the gap between the shortcuts on your homescreen in a couple of clicks

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/03/desktop-icon-spacing-adjusts-the-gap-between-the-shortcuts-on-your-homescreen-in-a-couple-of-clicks/

 

Google is making your Meet and Zoom calls run better on Chromebooks

Google Meet and Zoom will perform better on Chromebooks thanks to new Chrome OS updates.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/google-is-making-your-meet-and-zoom-calls-run-better-on-chromebooks/

 

Instagram, Twitter, TikTok Crack Down on Gang of Username Hijackers

The username thieves, OGUsers, hijack and sell rare social media handles for a profit.

https://www.muo.com/instagram-twitter-tiktok-crack-down-username-hijackers/

 

Avast Provides Further Details of Malicious Browser Extensions

https://www.maketecheasier.com/avast-provides-further-details-malicious-browser-extensions/

 

Scammers posing as FBI agents threaten targets with jail time

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/scammers-posing-as-fbi-agents-threaten-targets-with-jail-time/

 

I wish I'd bought this $10 magnifier years ago

My eyesight isn't what it used to be, but this $10 gives me what feels like bionic vision.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/i-wish-id-bought-this-10-magnifier-years-ago/

 

Google union files first complaint over alleged labor abuses

Contract workers were supposedly banned from discussing pay.

https://www.engadget.com/alphabet-google-union-workers-claim-pay-abuse-141427198.html

 

Microsoft Officially Announces the New Microsoft Edge Downloads Experience

As we told you earlier this week, Microsoft has silently started testing a new downloads experience for Microsoft Edge browser, and today, the company officially published an official announcement in this regard.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-officially-announces-the-new-microsoft-edge-downloads-experience-532089.shtml

 

Someone modded a Game Boy Color to act as a much better Apple TV remote

It does two things the Apple TV remote doesn’t: work well and play Mario Tennis

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/22268724/apple-tv-remote-game-boy-color-mod

 

Great Suspender Chrome extension yanked for malware infection — what to do

Popular extension removed from users' browsers

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/chrome-great-suspension

 

Why Do We Love SD Cards So Much?

One word: convenience

https://www.lifewire.com/why-do-we-love-sd-cards-so-much-5097630

 

How to buy a refurbished Mac, MacBook, iPhone, or iPad from Apple

Want a new Apple device but don't want to shell out for a full-priced version? Consider a refurbished model instead.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3238012/how-to-buy-refurbished-macbook-refurbished-iphone-refurbished-ipad.html

 

No Audio After Windows 10 Update? Here’s How To Fix

https://www.techjunkie.com/no-audio-after-windows-10-update/

 

5 router admin settings you need to change to keep hackers out

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/router-admin-setting-you-need-to-change/705776/

 

Google Chrome Users Should Update to Chrome 88 Right Now

The latest version of Chrome fixes a zero-day vulnerability already being exploited by hackers.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-chrome-users-should-update-to-chrome-88-right-now

 

Here's why there's a global computer chip shortage that is slamming automakers during the pandemic

https://www.yahoo.com/news/heres-why-theres-global-computer-114500450.html

 

Office apps for mobile getting new features

Microsoft is planning a slew of features for its Office mobile apps, including Outlook, Teams, and many more – here's all you need to know.

https://pureinfotech.com/office-apps-mobile-new-features/

 

What to Do If a Package Is Stolen From Your Porch

https://lifehacker.com/what-to-do-if-a-package-is-stolen-from-your-porch-1819473675

 

How to Build Your Own High-Performance Portable SSD

This one has RGB for maximum flair!

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3604739/how-to-build-your-own-high-performance-portable-ssd.html

 

Waterfox G3.1.0 introduces support for installing Chrome and Opera extensions

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/03/waterfox-g3-1-0-introduces-support-for-installing-chrome-and-opera-extensions/

 

Why schools are vulnerable to ransomware attacks

A lack of security training for educators and budget limitations are two reasons schools are susceptible to cyberattack, says IBM Security.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-schools-are-vulnerable-to-ransomware-attacks/

 

Apple Wants Developers to Return Their DTK Mac Mini for $200 Credit

Apple leased Developer Transition Kit Mac minis last year to help developers prepare for Apple Silicon.

https://www.muo.com/apple-developers-return-dtk-mac-mini/

 

12 of the Best Image Editors for Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-image-editing-software-linux/

 

Plex Media servers actively abused to amplify DDoS attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/plex-media-servers-actively-abused-to-amplify-ddos-attacks/

 

Winter Zoom backgrounds: New year, new virtual meeting decor

https://www.zdnet.com/pictures/winter-zoom-backgrounds-new-year-new-virtual-meeting-decor/

 

Democrats call on the FCC to expand internet access for students

The plan is to use the E-Rate program to bridge the "homework gap."

https://www.engadget.com/democrats-call-on-fcc-to-expand-access-to-internet-for-students-113054085.html

 

Windows 10 Version 2004 Finally Reaches Broad Deployment Phase

Windows 10 version 2004 has finally reached the broad deployment phase, so right now, it has become the new recommended release in the Semi-Annual Channel.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-version-2004-finally-reaches-broad-deployment-phase-532104.shtml

 

Go read this New York Times investigation of the location tracking data of the Capitol rioters

The digital advertising market is a totally invasive mess

https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/5/22268669/location-tracking-data-capitol-riot-nyt

 

Update Google Chrome now — important zero-day flaw exposed

Browsers actively being attacked

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/chrome-zero-day-fix-feb21

 

Why You Should Secure Your Online Photos

Your mug may be more places than you think

https://www.lifewire.com/why-you-should-secure-your-online-photos-5104731

 

Extensive Apple cloud services outages could pose problems for users

There's a lot of red on the System Status page.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3606150/extensive-apple-cloud-services-outages-could-pose-problems-for-users.html

 

What’s The Largest Hard Drive You Can Buy? [February 2021]

https://www.techjunkie.com/largest-hard-drive-you-can-buy/

 

SIM swapping: 5 ways to protect your phone | Kim Komando's DIY Security tip

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/sim-swapping-5-ways-to-protect-your-phone-from-hackers/694802/

 

Samsung Wants to Build a $17B Chip Plant in Austin, Texas

The facility will create 1,800 new jobs and be operational in 2023 if it goes ahead.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/samsung-wants-to-build-a-17b-chip-plant-in-austin-texas

 

North Korea targeted cybersecurity researchers using a blend of hacking and espionage

https://www.yahoo.com/news/north-korea-targeted-cybersecurity-researchers-131257009.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/

 

Unlock Your iPhone With Your Apple Watch When Wearing a Face Mask

https://lifehacker.com/unlock-your-iphone-with-your-apple-watch-when-wearing-a-1846181593

 

5 easy tasks that supercharge your security

Protect your PC and your online accounts with these easy, must-do tasks.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3605104/5-easy-tasks-that-supercharge-your-security.html

 

The three-dots menu in Google Search next to results? It's a new feature!

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/03/the-three-dots-menu-in-google-search-next-to-results-its-a-new-feature/

 

Industrial control systems vulnerabilities rise as operational tech increasingly goes online

Claroty said 25% more vulnerabilities were reported in 2020 than in 2019, 70% of which had high or critical CVSS scores.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/industrial-control-systems-vulnerabilities-rise-as-operational-tech-increasingly-goes-online/

 

Parler Board Forces Out CEO John Matze

Parler's board allegedly ousted Matze over a disagreement on moderation policies.

https://www.muo.com/parler-board-fires-ceo-john-matze/

 

How to Control App Priorities with Ananicy in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/control-apps-priorities-with-ananicy-linux/

 

Windows 10 2004 now in broad deployment, available to everyone (and MS is pushing this out to all with versions older than 2004 version)

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-2004-now-in-broad-deployment-available-to-everyone/

 

All the major Intel vulnerabilities

https://www.zdnet.com/pictures/all-the-major-intel-vulnerabilities/

 

Google is reportedly working on an anti-tracking feature for Android

It will be less strict than Apple's, according to Bloomberg's sources.

https://www.engadget.com/google-antitracking-feature-android-063114151.html

 

Samsung Drops Security Updates for Some Phones (No, Not the Galaxy Fold 5G)

Search...

The 2017 Galaxy A lineup would no longer get any updates

https://news.softpedia.com/news/samsung-drops-security-updates-for-some-phones-no-not-the-galaxy-fold-5g-532098.shtml

 

A cappella group covers iPhone tones after nailing Windows sound effects

They even re-create the iPhone’s lock sound

https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2021/2/5/22268585/iphone-windows-sounds-a-cappella-group-maytree

 

Apple Watch 7: Release date, price, features and leaks

All the Apple Watch 7 features we expect to see

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/apple-watch-7-rumors-everything-we-know-so-far

 

Why You Should Pay Attention to Data Caps

The party’s over

https://www.lifewire.com/why-you-should-pay-attention-to-data-caps-5104642

 

See red squares on your Mac’s display? There might be a problem with the GPU

https://www.macworld.com/article/3605089/see-red-squares-on-your-macs-display-there-might-be-a-problem-with-the-gpu.html

 

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

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

 

Top 20 worst passwords: Is yours on the list?

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/20-worst-passwords/777071/

 

Verified Twitter Users Shared an All-Time-High Amount of Fake News in 2020

Deceptive websites received millions of shares and interactions on Twitter (and Facebook) in 2020, and verified Twitter users played a big part in that.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/verified-twitter-users-shared-an-all-time-high-amount-of-fake-news-in-2020

 

What is IFTTT? Here's what you need to know about the web automation tool that links apps and services

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ifttt-heres-know-automation-tool-161332861.html

 

5 things I learned while setting up my first media server

Sure, you can spend a fortune setting up a media server for your music and videos, but it turns out you don’t have to.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3605021/5-things-i-learned-while-setting-up-my-first-media-server.html

 

You’re Just Not That Interesting (Except When You Are): Pragmatic Privacy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMdrMd2mR5o&feature=youtu.be

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What Facebook's Privacy Policies Don't Tell You

https://gizmodo.com/what-facebooks-privacy-policies-dont-tell-you-1846125879

 

Microsoft will uninstall its old Edge browser from Windows PCs on April 13th

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-edge-legacy-phase-out-232116614.html

 

Office apps for mobile getting new features

Microsoft is planning a slew of features for its Office mobile apps, including Outlook, Teams, and many more – here's all you need to know.

https://pureinfotech.com/office-apps-mobile-new-features/

 

How to Reduce PDF File Size Without Losing Quality on Mac

Here's a way to reduce the file size of PDFs on your Mac without them dropping in quality too much.

https://www.muo.com/tag/compress-pdfs-macos-without-losing-quality/

 

Can I Have Different Passwords for YouTube and Gmail?

Keeping services separate is possible, perhaps just not obvious

A Google account includes Gmail, YouTube, and much more. If you want to keep those services separate, you'll need separate Google accounts.

https://askleo.com/can-i-have-different-passwords-for-youtube-and-gmail/

 

Update Your macOS to Big Sur 11.2 for These Bug Fixes

https://lifehacker.com/update-your-macos-to-big-sur-11-2-for-these-bug-fixes-1846183567

 

How to Calibrate a Controller in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/calibrate-game-controller-windows10/

 

Windows 10: Guides, tips, tricks, and everything you need to know about Microsoft’s OS

Bookmark this page for the latest news and tips on Windows 10.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3605769/windows-10-guides-tips-tricks-and-everything-you-need-to-know-about-microsofts-os.html

 

Windows 10 PowerToys: A cheat sheet

Users are always searching for ways to make their computing lives better--the Windows 10 PowerToys are made specifically for this purpose.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-powertoys-a-cheat-sheet/

 

Female escort review site data breach affects 470,000 members

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/female-escort-review-site-data-breach-affects-470-000-members/

 

Pale Moon 29 is out: first release of 2021

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/02/pale-moon-29-is-out-first-release-of-2021/

 

How to Enable or Disable Vertical Tabs in Microsoft Edge Chromium

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

 

Chrome 88 update patches a zero-day that is being actively exploited

Update Chrome ASAP -- the latest version fixes an exploit attackers are already using to take over PCs.

https://www.engadget.com/chrome-88-zero-day-exploit-004822391.html

 

Woman pleads guilty for using gov’t PC to steal photos of 'snitches' in Iowa

The photos were shared in a group dedicated to outing “law enforcement cooperators.”

https://www.zdnet.com/article/iowa-woman-pleads-guilty-for-stealing-data-from-govt-pcs-publishing-photos-on-facebook-snitch-group/

 

Microsoft to Kill Off Skype for Business Online in Six Months

Microsoft is committed to its plan of killing off Skype for Business Online, and in a notification published this week, the company reminds customers that the clock is ticking on the transition to Microsoft Teams.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-to-kill-off-skype-for-business-online-in-six-months-532088.shtml

 

iPhone 13 could get upgraded ultrawide camera to boost low-light photography

An ultrawide camera lens upgrade could give the iPhone 13 killer low-light photography

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-13-leak-reveals-big-camera-advantage-over-samsung-galaxy-s21

 

How Microsoft's Dictation Update Could Help With Accessibility

What you say is what you get

https://www.lifewire.com/how-microsofts-dictation-update-could-help-with-accessibility-5101744

 

A deadly E. coli outbreak is hitting the US, and the source is unknown

https://bgr.com/2021/02/05/e-coli-outbreak-united-states-2021/

 

Democrats take first stab at reforming Section 230 after Capitol riots

Negotiations have been flipped on their heads with Dems in charge

https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/5/22268368/democrats-section-230-moderation-warner-klobuchar-facebook-google

 

How To Change Or Switch Your OneDrive Account In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/change-switch-your-onedrive-account-windows-10/

 

Big updates coming to Zoom, Google Meet and Teams

https://www.komando.com/news/videochat-platform-updates/776851/

 

No Wearable, No Problem: Google Brings Health Tracking to Phone Cameras

Google says it’s tested the monitoring features in clinical studies, and found they work in real-world conditions, despite only relying on the smartphone's camera.   

https://www.pcmag.com/news/no-wearable-no-problem-google-brings-health-tracking-to-phone-cameras

 

Facebook's (FB) Standoff with Apple (AAPL) Intensifies

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/f88f02e6-de82-3b25-8d88-5c6b1cacc7f8/facebook-s-fb-standoff-with.html

 

How to move taskbar top, bottom, left, right on Windows 10

Yes, you can move the taskbar around to any side of the screen, and here are two ways to do this on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/move-taskbar-top-bottom-left-right-windows-10/

 

The Top 6 Risks You Face When Using Facebook

From privacy concerns to predators, Facebook is full of hidden dangers for unsuspecting users.

https://www.muo.com/tag/the-top-4-risks-you-face-when-you-use-facebook/

 

Why Password Managers are Safer than the Alternatives

Password vaults really are your most secure solution

If you're not using a password manager, you're likely compromising your security more than necessary. Here's why using one is safer.

https://askleo.com/are_password_managers_safe/

 

How to Quickly Vet Google Search Results for Credibility and Security

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-quickly-vet-google-search-results-for-credibilit-1846183434

 

3 Reasons Your MacBook Has a Faulty Trackpad

https://www.maketecheasier.com/reasons-macbook-has-faulty-trackpad/

 

The mobile Microsoft Lens app can now read your handwriting

Handwriting recognition is coming first to Office Lens (now Microsoft Lens) and later to the mobile Office app.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3606048/the-mobile-microsoft-lens-app-can-now-read-your-handwriting.html

 

Google stripping Chromium of certain API access is an opportunity for the browser to shine

Google is stripping Chromium of access to its APIs, which will have a ripple effect across numerous browsers. Jack Wallen thinks this is a chance for Chromium to step up and shine.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/google-stripping-chromium-of-certain-api-access-is-an-opportunity-for-the-browser-to-shine/

 

Latest macOS Big Sur also has SUDO root privilege escalation flaw

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/latest-macos-big-sur-also-has-sudo-root-privilege-escalation-flaw/

 

Write notes in a new tab and save them locally with the TextNotes extension for Firefox

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/01/write-notes-in-a-new-tab-and-save-them-locally-with-the-textnotes-extension-for-firefox/

 

How to Change Color of Inactive Title Bar in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/32118-how-change-color-inactive-title-bar-windows-10-a.html

 

Amy Klobuchar is the first politician of the Biden era to take on Big Tech regulations

The senator's new bill seeks to give more power and resources to federal regulators.

https://www.engadget.com/amy-klobuchar-antitrust-senate-bill-171401466.html

 

Google Fit to measure heart and respiratory rates using phone camera

The feature will initially be available to Pixel phones users.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-fit-to-measure-heart-and-respiratory-rates-using-phone-camera/

 

Microsoft Authenticator Can Now Import Passwords from Google Chrome

Microsoft Authenticator started as a regular authenticator supposed to add a new layer of security to your Microsoft accounts and eventually evolved to become a fully featured password manager that so many people seem to love these days.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-authenticator-can-now-import-passwords-from-google-chrome-532087.shtml

 

Android could copy the iPhone's best privacy features — what you need to know

Android could copy Apple and start to care more about user privacy

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/android-could-copy-the-iphones-best-privacy-features-what-you-need-to-know

 

How the iCloud Password Extension Helps You (and Apple)

Apple's making itself cross-platform friendly

https://www.lifewire.com/how-the-icloud-password-extension-helps-you-and-apple-5101731

 

Breakthrough drug might cure COVID-19 in just five days

https://bgr.com/2021/02/06/coronavirus-cure-exo-cd24-trial-israel/

 

Chrome 88 update includes important security fix for zero-day vulnerability

Making it a more important update than most

https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/5/22267872/chrome-88-zero-day-vulnerability-government-backed-hackers-security-researchers

 

How To Enable All Cores In Windows

https://www.techjunkie.com/enable-all-cores-windows/

 

Use Hotmail or Outlook? You might have to start paying for it

https://www.komando.com/technology/microsoft-charging-for-hotmail/776825/

 

Parler CEO Fired Over Content Moderation Push

It appears John Matze's push for content moderation on the platform caused Parler's board to terminate his position, even though he was close to restoring the social network.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/parler-ceo-fired-over-content-moderation-push

 

TikTok users blown away by man's 'amazing' Spotify hack: 'Your music should sound a lot better'

https://www.yahoo.com/news/spotify-users-blown-away-amazing-182658246.html

 

HOW TO USE ROBOCOPY MULTI-THREADED FEATURE TO SPEED UP FILE COPY ON WINDOWS 10

When you have to copy a large number of files to another drive, Robocopy can significantly speed the process with its multi-threaded feature — here's how to use it.

https://pureinfotech.com/robocopy-multithreaded-file-copy-windows-10/

 

Optional Windows 10 Update Fixes Bug Causing Apps to Forget Passwords

The cumulative update resolves heaps of other issues, too.

https://www.muo.com/windows-10-update-fixes-bug-passwords/

 

Dealing With Video Starts and Stops While Watching: Two Common Causes and Three Possible Solutions

The things you need to look at and the things you can try

There are common causes, and sometimes simple solutions, for a video that starts and stops as you watch it.

https://askleo.com/video-starts-and-stops/

 

Don't Trust Phone Calls From 'Venmo' or Any Other Service

https://lifehacker.com/dont-trust-phone-calls-from-venmo-or-any-other-service-1846189714

 

How to Use Google Assistant in Chrome on Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-google-assistant-in-chrome-android/

 

Comcast suspends data caps for certain states, and that's unfair

Data caps should go away during the pandemic, period.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3606149/comcast-suspends-data-caps-for-certain-states-and-thats-unfair.html

 

Account takeover attacks spiked in 2020, Kaspersky says

The surge gives further credence to the idea that cybercrime is less about tech know-how and more about social engineering, according to its fraud report.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/account-takeover-attacks-spiked-in-2020-kaspersky-says/

 

New Fonix ransomware decryptor can recover victim's files for free

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-fonix-ransomware-decryptor-can-recover-victims-files-for-free/

 

Did Microsoft reveal Windows 10 21H1's release date accidentally?

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/31/did-microsoft-reveal-windows-10-21h1s-release-date-accidentally/

 

How to Enable Windows Sandbox Feature in Windows 10 Home Edition

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

 

Google taps your phone cameras to measure your heart rate

And your breathing rate, too.

https://www.engadget.com/google-health-mobile-smartphone-camera-heart-rate-respiratory-sensor-160036614.html

 

SoloKeys Solo V2: Open source two-factor authentication security keys

The Solo V2 brings improved NFC, water resistant, updatable firmware, and a reversible USB connector.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/solokeys-solo-v2-open-source-two-factor-authentication-security-keys/

 

Cortana Is Becoming a More Important Feature of Microsoft 365

Cortana is no longer a first-class citizen of Windows 10, but this doesn’t necessarily mean Microsoft wants to kill off the digital assistant.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/cortana-is-becoming-a-more-important-feature-of-microsoft-365-532073.shtml

 

Apple may finally fix its flimsy iPhone charger cables

Patent filing shows that Apple is working on stronger cable

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/apple-fighting-its-flimsy-charger-cable-problem

 

Why Spotify Wants to Monitor Your Emotions

Suggesting songs based on your emotional state

https://www.lifewire.com/why-spotify-wants-to-monitor-your-emotions-5101700

 

Why does Apple have multiple official Facebook pages if the social network is so awful?

https://bgr.com/2021/02/03/apple-vs-facebook-prompts-ad-tracking-message-tim-cook-mark-zuckerberg/

 

Google is weighing an anti-tracking feature for Android, following Apple’s lead

Google’s version may not be as severe as Apple’s App Tracking Transparency

https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/4/22266823/google-anti-tracking-feature-android-privacy-apple-ios-app-tracking-transparency

 

How To Uninstall Apps On Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/uninstall-apps-windows-10/

 

Kim’s pick for private, secure, encrypted email

https://www.komando.com/privacy/startmail-vs-protonmail/777136/

 

Report: Twitch Is 'Shadowbanning' VPN Users From Chats

If you're using a VPN while watching a Twitch stream, there's a good chance nobody is seeing your chat messages.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/report-twitch-is-shadowbanning-vpn-users-from-chats

 

IBM quantum computers now finish some tasks in hours, not months

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ibm-quantum-computing-speedup-050134678.html

 

How to view and delete site cookies on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge lets you manage cookies for sites you visit, and in this guide, you'll learn the steps to view and delete them all or individually.

https://pureinfotech.com/view-delete-site-cookies-microsoft-edge/

 

4 Easy Ways to Import Passwords Into Chrome

Switching from another browser to Chrome? Easily transfer your passwords with these methods.

https://www.muo.com/import-passwords-into-chrome/

 

Did My Bounced Message Get There?

All the Places Email Can Fail

When an email message comes back to you because of a problem, exactly who did or did not get the message can be confusing.

https://askleo.com/bounced-message-get-there/

 

Why Is 'Herd Immunity' Suddenly a Good Thing?

https://lifehacker.com/why-is-herd-immunity-suddenly-a-good-thing-1846191372

 

How to Speed Up Your Mac

https://www.maketecheasier.com/speed-up-mac-for-free/

 

Porsche Design Acer Book RS review: This stylish, blazingly fast laptop lives up to its name

The detachable display and 360-degree hinge of the original Porsche Design Book One are gone, now replaced by sheer speed.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3604673/porsche-design-acer-book-rs-review.html

 

Zoom takes it up a notch with a slew of new platform capabilities

The latest additions include room monitoring capabilities for the hybrid workforce era.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/zoom-takes-it-up-a-notch-with-a-slew-of-new-platform-capabilities/

 

Microsoft fixes issue causing Windows 10 apps to forget passwords

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-fixes-issue-causing-windows-10-apps-to-forget-passwords/

 

Sandboxie Plus is an open source fork of Sandboxie with a modern interface

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/29/sandboxie-plus-is-an-open-source-fork-of-sandboxie-with-a-modern-interface/

 

How to Enable or Disable Scheduled Task in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/173777-how-enable-disable-scheduled-task-windows-10-a.html

 

Amazon will use AI-powered cameras to monitor delivery vans and drivers

The cameras will constantly record drivers and flag safety infractions.

https://www.engadget.com/amazon-plans-to-monitor-delivery-drivers-using-ai-surveillance-cameras-102701627.html

 

Coronavirus: How to clean and disinfect your tech gadgets

https://www.zdnet.com/pictures/how-to-clean-and-disinfect-your-tech-gadgets/

 

Microsoft Announces Another Major Skype Update with Desktop and Mobile Goodies

Microsoft has just released Skype 8.68, and this time the software giant has focused on improvements for both desktop and mobile users.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-announces-another-major-skype-update-with-desktop-and-mobile-goodies-532094.shtml

 

Millions of Android devices threatened by botnet malware — what to do

But there's an easy way to avoid infection

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/android-adb-matryosh-botnet

 

Why Facebook Needs Clearer Misinformation Rules

Social dissonance

https://www.lifewire.com/why-facebook-needs-clearer-misinformation-rules-5101533

 

3.2B email and password pairs were just leaked in the mother of all data breaches

https://bgr.com/2021/02/05/data-breach-email-and-passwords-leaked-compilation-of-many-breaches/

 

Clearview’s facial recognition tech is illegal mass surveillance, Canada privacy commissioners say

One commissioner said the software puts people ‘continually in a police lineup’

https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/4/22266055/clearview-facial-recognition-illegal-mass-surveillance-canada-privacy

 

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

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

 

6 smart things to do with your old computer

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/uses-for-an-old-computer/777064/

 

Nokia's Latest 6.5-Inch Android Phone Only Costs $120

The Nokia 1.4 offers budget specs hidden behind a large display.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/nokias-latest-65-inch-android-phone-only-costs-120

 

More exploitable flaws found in SolarWinds software, says cybersecurity firm

https://www.yahoo.com/news/more-exploitable-flaws-found-solarwinds-110213556.html

 

6 Alternative Apps For Frustrated Robinhood Users

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/6-alternative-apps-for-frustrated-robinhood-users-1846182486

 

Are Deleted Emails Really Deleted? You Might Think They're Deleted, But…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a308WLJ3GDw&feature=youtu.be

 

The Biggest Risk to Your Privacy Revealed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Hl1sjIBL3s&feature=youtu.be

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