(There are several interesting articles in this
posting about MS Windows and Office one should read post
2176 last Thursday)
How Biometric Authentication Methods Will Revamp
the Commerce Experience
Roku's Ready to Take The Roku Channel to the Next
How to File Your 2020 Taxes Online for Free in 2021
Should I Avoid Windows Update? It Burned Me
Only if you like living even more dangerously.
Windows Update has a reputation for occasionally
causing problems. The reputation is only partly deserved, and
avoiding Windows Update completely is a bad idea. The best way to
recover depends on the failure, but restoring to a previous backup
is by far the easiest. Continuing to take updates automatically
and having a regular automated backup is the best way to protect
your machine from failures, be they update, malware, or
Microsoft switches to adaptive notification
requests system in Edge browser
100% Disk Usage in Windows 10 Fixed With 15 Tricks
Got 100% disk usage in Windows 10? Here are several
potential fixes! One is bound to help you fix this vexing Windows
How to Connect a PS4 Controller to Windows 10
Amazon Alexa records you every time you ask it
something — here’s how to delete those recordings
- Your Amazon Echo saves a copy of
everything you ask Alexa.
- If you use Amazon Alexa a lot, you may
want to know how to delete these recordings or how to stop sharing
them with Amazon in the first place.
-Here’s how to manage your Alexa privacy settings
to review and delete recordings.
The essential 10 programming languages developers
need to know this year
Looking for a new job in DevOps? Here are the
skills that employers are seeking in employees.
14 Great Ways to Teach Yourself to Code
How to Project Android Phone to Screen on Windows
Windows 10 21H1 system requirements
Are you planning to install Windows 10 21H1? These
are the new minimum hardware and processor requirements.
Microsoft Office 2021 is on its way
Dark mode is the new hotness.
3 things Android 12 can do that Android 11 can't
Android 12 vs. Android 11: Here are the major
differences between Google's new OS and the prior version,
including security updates and new notifications.
Microsoft: Office 2021 Won’t Be the Last Release
with a One-Time Purchase Option
Microsoft confirmed Office 2021 would launch later
this year for Windows and Mac with a one-time purchase option, and
this version is specifically aimed at those who don’t want to get
a subscription for Microsoft 365.
What Is a Default Gateway in Networking?
You can't get to the internet without one
Interpol: Trading scammers lure love-struck victims
via dating apps
Sony Sued For Not Honoring Warranty Agreements on
Defective PS5 Controllers
With everyone on Zoom, this dangerous scam is out
Nvidia's Cryptocurrency Mining Restriction Won't Be
Coming to Other RTX Cards for Now
Nvidia is also pushing back against doubts that the
RTX 3060’s upcoming anti-cryptocurrency mining restrictions can be
Nvidia Redesigns Graphics Cards to Limit Their Use
in Ethereum Mining
How to Change the Google Assistant’s Voice
How to Get File Explorer to Display Details by
Plus the one setting you MUST change for security
- In Windows File Explorer, in the View
menu/ribbon, in Layout, click on Details.
- On the far right of the ribbon, click on
Options, then Change folder and search options.
- In the resulting dialog click on the View tab.
- Check Always show menus.
- Check Show hidden files,
folders and drives.
- Uncheck Hide empty drives in
the Computer folder.
- Uncheck Hide protected
operating system files (Recommended).
- Uncheck Hide extensions for
known file types.
- Click Apply.
- Click Apply to all Folders.
Fox Tunes is a customizable and open source music
7 Ways to Earn Money From Coding and Programming
Feel you could make money from coding? Here are all
the ways to earn money programming as a freelancer.
6 Best Document Scanner Apps for iOS
Facebook will debunk myths about climate change,
stepping further into ‘arbiter of truth’ role
- Facebook announced that it will now debunk
common myths about climate change, further leaning into the
arbiter of truth role that the company once renounced.
- The company said it plans to rely on
experts from George Mason University, the Yale Program on Climate
Change Communication and the University of Cambridge to identify
and debunk climate change myths.
- Facebook has introduced these information
hubs and relied on them as a key part of its tactic to combat the
widespread problem of misinformation on its services despite CEO
Mark Zuckerberg in May saying he did not think “Facebook or
internet platforms in general should be arbiters of truth.”
Microsoft's Unified Office app for iOS finally
comes to the iPad
It took a year, but the all-in-one Excel, Word, and
PowerPoint app available for iOS and Android now has support for
iPad, ending the need for three separate apps.
How to Use a Cover Letter Template Without Making
How to Allow or Deny Apps Access to File System in
Windows 10 21H1 is a minor update arriving in
Windows 10 21H1 has been confirmed as a minor
update releasing in spring 2021 – here's what you need to know.
Apple is already working on developing 6G wireless
6G is still many years away, but Apple doesn't want
to depend on Qualcomm again.
How remotely operated vehicles are mapping the
future of our oceans
Apple Already Planning an iPhone with 6G Support
Apple launched the iPhone 12 with 5G support the
last fall, and needless to say, the company has made quite a big
deal out of it, explaining how its new smartphones are among the
fastest on the market.
What Are Ethernet and Network Hubs?
Hubs are used to expand a wired network
Google search bug freezes tabs when using a custom
Robotic Pool Stick Makes All the Aiming and Power
Adjustments So You Sink Every Shot
The big mistake that’s getting you more spam emails
Microsoft Office 2021 Launches Later This Year for
Windows and Mac
A brand new, subscription-free version of Office
will be offered in 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
How to use the Siri 'I'm Getting Pulled Over'
shortcut to record police encounters during traffic stops with
How to Save Memory With “Sleeping Tabs” in
Can I Get a Virus By Looking at an Email?
It used to be scary easy.
It used to be that email programs would
automatically run programs embedded in email messages when
displayed, and occasionally those could be malicious. This is no
longer the case, and you will not get a virus from looking at an
email. It remains important to be skeptical with links and
attachments, and to keep all software as up to date as possible.
Turn any web article into a podcast with Sent as
Podcast for Chrome
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
Facebook knew ad metrics were inflated, but ignored
the problem to make more money, lawsuit claims
- Documents made public in court Wednesday
allege that Facebook executives brushed off an employee who
proposed changing a Facebook ad metric to make it more accurate.
- The documents come as part of an ongoing
class action lawsuit, which was originally filed in 2018, that
claims Facebook inflated metrics to boost ad revenue.
- “As the product manager for Potential
Reach put it: ‘it’s revenue we should have never made given the
fact it’s based on wrong data,’” one filing reads.
Tablet and Chromebook sales take off as
remote-learning projects roll out
With the pandemic forcing kids to learn from home,
massive rollouts of laptops and tablets across the education
sector are driving sales to record highs.
The Best Settings to Try on Your Chromecast With
How to Create a Bootable USB Recovery Drive in
Microsoft Office 2021 coming soon for Windows 10
Office 2021 and LTSC in coming this year with new
features and improvements for those not ready for Microsoft 365.
House Republicans propose nationwide ban on
municipal broadband networks
GOP claims ban would "promote competition by
limiting government-run networks."
New version of Microsoft Office won't require you
to pay for a subscription
Don't want to subscribe to Microsoft 365? Don't
worry: Consumers and small businesses will be able to buy a
one-time purchase Office 2021 package later this year.
Microsoft Teams Now Supports Popping Out Tabs and
Microsoft Teams has become a must-have app for many
of us, especially because the pandemic has turned our homes into
the right place for everything, including remote working.
Wireless Local Area Networking Explained
Wireless LAN definition and examples
VLC Media Player 3.0.12 fixes multiple remote code
The iPad Finally Has Its Own Unified Microsoft
Robocalls are skyrocketing again – 5 ways to stop
Africa and the Americas Pay the Most for the Worst
Do you think you pay a lot for your home internet?
You may be paying the most for the worst quality in the world.
How to send texts from a web browser using Google
Voice or an email service
How to Listen to Apple Music on a Windows PC
How You Recover When Good Apps Go Bad
Taking my own advice.
When faced with an undesired change in software you
rely on, start by doing your best to identify the specific problem
and see if you can work around it with the tools at hand. Failing
that, reach out to the software vendor to see if they know of or
have solutions for the issue, and give them a reasonable amount of
time to respond. Finally, if all else fails, consider changing to
software that more closely meets your needs.
A first look at the backup software Macrium Reflect
How to Sync Your Mac Desktop and Documents Folder
Want to make sure you can always access your
important files? Here's how to sync two key macOS directories to
Microsoft Confirms 21H1 Windows 10 Update
Bill Gates says bioterrorism and climate change are
the next biggest threats after pandemic
- Years before the coronavirus battered the
globe, Bill Gates warned that governments weren’t prepared for a
- Now, he’s calling out the threats of
bioterrorism and climate change.
- “The number of deaths with the right
system should be a 10th of what we see here,” Gates said.
How to create a collection of web pages in
In Edge, you can save a group of web pages and
other content in a single collection to organize and use them
How to Swap an Xbox Controller From a Console to
Your PC or Phone
How to See Full Details about a Windows 10 ISO file
How to check if Windows 10 21H1 is installed on
Version 21H1 is the next major refresh of Windows
10, but is it already installed on your computer? Here are two
ways to find out.
The world’s second-most popular desktop operating
system isn’t macOS anymore
Chrome OS's rise in market share has been swift and
Windows 10: If you haven't tried these 3 new
features, you're missing out
The latest major Windows update brought some new
tricks for your browser, Start menu and more. Here's how to use
Microsoft Preparing a Kids Mode for Microsoft Edge
Microsoft has announced a new feature
for Microsoft Edge, this time aimed at children who browse the web
using the company’s app.
What Is WPA3 Wi-Fi?
Learn about this wireless security type
Microsoft shares how SolarWinds hackers
Leaks Suggest New 'Galaxy Book Pro'
Windows Laptops with S-Pens Are on the Way
Apple Watch not charging? How to get it
fixed for free
WhatsApp Will Try Again to Convince You
This time, WhatsApp will add a banner
impact on private chats with friends and family.
How to set up and use Google Hangouts,
Google's free phone call and video chat service, on desktop or
A New Twist to Virtual Desktop Cloud
Shrinking Linux Attack Surfaces
M1X chip: The next generation of Apple
How to Get File Explorer to Display
Details by Default