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Sat 03/06/2021 2190
Fri 03/05/2021 2189
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Wed 03/03/2021 2187
Tue 03/02/2021 2186
Mon 03/01/2021 2185
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Sat 2190 03/06/2021

When Windows bug fixes go bad, IT can now roll back individual changes

Microsoft this week unveiled 'Known Issue Rollback,' which allows IT admins roll back individual non-security elements of an update if the change breaks something.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3610413/when-windows-bug-fixes-go-bad-it-can-now-roll-back-individual-changes.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Run your favorite Windows applications on Linux

WINE is an open source project that helps many Windows applications run on Linux as if they were native programs.

https://opensource.com/article/21/2/linux-wine?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=weekly&sc_cid=7013a000003BkVZAA0

 

SpaceX aims to expand its Starlink satellite operation to Texas and set up Starbase City

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/spacex-aims-expand-starlink-satellite-011619476.html

 

How to Capture Mac Window Screenshots Without a Shadow

https://www.howtogeek.com/713725/how-to-capture-mac-window-screenshots-without-a-shadow/

 

Robotics roundup

Soft robots, drones and more on robotic policing

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/04/robotics-roundup-2/

 

8 Tips for People Who Want to Be More Creative

Do you feel like your creative reserve has been drained? These tips will help you refuel your

https://www.makeuseof.com/tips-to-be-more-creative/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Intel releases new Drivers with fixes for Windows 10

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/intel-releases-new-drivers-with-fixes-for-windows-10-105214/

 

6 ways to save time using Flash Fill in Microsoft Excel

Source data won't always come in the form you need in Excel. When that happens, consider using Flash Fill to save time and aggravation.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/6-ways-to-save-time-using-flash-fill-in-microsoft-excel/

 

Microsoft announces general availability of new Teams features for presenters

Teams is getting enhanced with new presenter features.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-announces-new-teams-features-presenters

 

How to Get Music for Your Podcast

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-get-music-for-your-podcast-1846397861

 

Microsoft starts force installing Windows 10 20H2 on more devices

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-starts-force-installing-windows-10-20h2-on-more-devices/

 

Google Chrome will replace third-party cookies with tracking that's less intrusive

Cookies can be helpful because they help a site "remember" you; but they can also be creepy, as they serve up ads showing awareness of your search history.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3610388/google-chrome-will-replace-third-party-cookies-with-tracking-thats-less-intrusive.html

 

Facebook taught a computer vision system how to supervise its own learning process

The techniques that taught AI to translate speech are being applied to visual tasks

https://www.engadget.com/facebook-has-taught-an-computer-vision-system-to-oversee-its-own-education-150008996.html

 

Google Assistant Lands on Windows 10 with Unofficial App

It’s not a secret that Google isn’t necessarily the biggest fan of Windows 10, and it’s actually something that users have been struggling with for quite a while.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/google-assistant-lands-on-windows-10-with-unofficial-app-532170.shtml

 

Top Apple insider sheds light on upcoming iPhone 13 features

https://bgr.com/2021/03/01/iphone-13-rumors-notch-design-features/

 

Struggling to get to grips with your new iPhone? Apple launches free virtual sessions to learn the basics of using its phones, iPads and Macs

  - Apple is launching a series of virtual sessions to help users learn their products

  - They will run between now and September for iPhone, iPad and Mac devices

  - The free sessions will cover a range of basic device functions for new users

  - The firm says it will also provide tips from the Apple specialists working from stores to make up for sessions not being run due to coronavirus lockdown 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9317585/Apple-launches-free-virtual-sessions-learn-basics-using-devices.html

 

Technics Ottava review: This all-in-one home audio system is a great entertainer

Impeccable sonic goodness in an itty-bitty box.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3609710/technics-ottava-review.html

 

The next Apple Silicon Macs may be a reboot of the G4 Cube and colorful iMac G3

Key aspects of these old designs may resurface in future Macs...in spirit, anyway.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3609408/apple-silicon-macs-may-be-a-reboot-of-the-g4-cube-and-colorful-imac-g3.html

 

New Apple tool lets you transfer iCloud photos to Google Photos — here’s how to do it

iCloud photos and videos can now be easily copied to Google Photos. Here's how it works

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/new-apple-tool-lets-you-transfer-icloud-photos-to-google-photos-heres-how-to-do-it

 

How to restore Registry from its secret backup on Windows 10

Windows 10 secretly makes a backup of the Registry in a RegBack folder, and you can use it to manually restore your computer to a working condition – Here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/restore-registry-backup-windows-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

The hidden horrors of Facebook moderation

https://www.komando.com/episode/the-hidden-horrors-of-facebook-moderation/781342/

 

T-Mobile, Like Verizon, Also Tells Users to Turn Off 5G to Save on Battery Life

T-Mobile has been offering the advice in its support pages for the Samsung Galaxy S20 and S21, which undercuts the carrier's 5G marketing hype.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/t-mobile-like-verizon-also-tells-users-to-turn-off-5g-to-save-on-battery

 

Perfect cybersecurity is a pipe dream

https://www.yahoo.com/news/perfect-cybersecurity-pipe-dream-194340629.html

 

How to View and Edit Apple Notes on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/715949/how-to-view-and-edit-apple-notes-on-windows-10/

 

Firms backed by Robert Downey Jr. and Bill Gates have funded an electric motor company that slashes energy consumption

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/03/firms-backed-by-robert-downey-jr-and-bill-gates-have-funded-an-electric-motor-company-that-can-slas/

 

Is Your Ex-Hotmail Inbox Over 15GB? Delete Your Emails or Pay Up, Says Microsoft

Microsoft is now enforcing a storage space limit that it forgot about for eight years.

https://www.makeuseof.com/microsoft-ex-hotmail-inbox-over-15gb/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Microsoft lets you create a free Website via Digital Marketing Center

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-digital-marketing-center-105208/

 

Failing to digitize customer engagement would have negatively impacted most enterprises' business in 2020

Nearly all (95%) expect to increase or maintain their investments after the pandemic, a new report from Twilio finds.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/failing-to-digitize-customer-engagement-would-have-negatively-impacted-most-enterprises-business-in-2020/

 

Microsoft's new Universal Print service is now generally available

Use the power of Azure to print documents anytime, anywhere.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsofts-new-universal-print-service-now-generally-available

 

How to Change Which Apps Siri Uses to Play Audio in iOS

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-change-your-default-music-player-in-ios-14-5-1846397128

 

Google fixes second actively exploited Chrome zero-day bug this year

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-fixes-second-actively-exploited-chrome-zero-day-bug-this-year/

 

Brave Search is a privacy-first search engine

New technologies are in the works to prevent you from being tracked as you work within the Web.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3609493/brave-search-is-a-privacy-first-search-engine.html

 

Microsoft gives Windows 10 Insiders a redesigned news feed

The update includes new themes and emoji reactions for articles in your feed.

https://www.engadget.com/microsoft-windows-10-insiders-redesigned-news-feed-101649913.html

 

Microsoft to Kill Off Microsoft Edge Legacy Next Week

Microsoft is working non-stop on improving the Chromium-powered Microsoft Edge browser, not only on Windows, but also on Linux, and macOS, but in the meantime, the company is also getting ready for a big change concerning Windows 10.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-to-kill-off-microsoft-edge-legacy-next-week-532319.shtml

 

Verizon support tells subscribers to turn off 5G to save battery life

https://bgr.com/2021/03/01/verizon-support-5g-battery-life-tweet-deleted/

 

AI ‘Deep Nostalgia’ Images Have Deep Limitations

https://petapixel.com/2021/03/02/ai-deep-nostalgia-images-have-deep-limitations/

 

Streaming TV's invisible annoyance

What to do when your streaming video is too loud (or too quiet).

https://www.techhive.com/article/3609592/streaming-tvs-invisible-annoyance.html

 

Five great iPhone weather apps you should try

Apple’s built-in Weather app gets the job done, but third-party apps offer a lot more.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3527412/the-best-iphone-weather-apps.html

 

Apple patent just revealed possible iPhone 13 MagSafe charger

A new Apple patent shows how MagSafe could evolve

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-13-could-reinvent-magsafe-charging-heres-your-first-look

 

What’s Windows 10 version 21H1?

Windows 10 version 21H1 is the next major refresh of the OS, but it'll be a small update that won't include new features or require reinstallation.

https://pureinfotech.com/whats-windows-10-21h1/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Free classes to master your Apple tech

https://www.komando.com/episode/take-these-free-classes-to-master-your-tech/781162/

 

What's New in Windows 10: A Simplified Look

A preview build of Microsoft Windows 10 shows new simplified icons, as well as an updated look for the upcoming News and Interests panel. The changes aren't expected to arrive in the Spring 2021 Update, but later this fall.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/whats-new-in-windows-10-a-simplified-look

 

The WiFi System That Gets Rid of Dead Zones is Down to Its Lowest Price of the Year

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/wifi-system-gets-rid-dead-060133547.html

 

How to Delete Your Old Online Accounts (and Why You Should)

https://www.howtogeek.com/714981/how-to-delete-your-old-online-accounts-and-why-you-should/

 

Facebook can save itself by becoming a B Corporation

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/02/facebook-can-save-itself-by-becoming-a-b-corporation/

 

How Profitable Is Malware for Criminal Organizations?

Malware is everywhere, so it must make a lot of money. Right?

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-profitable-is-malware/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Yes, Gmail collects your photos, videos, purchase history & so much more!

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/gmail-collects-your-photos-videos-purchase-history-105200/

 

What do users and IT have in common? They're both to blame for poor remote security practices

One in four remote workers reuses work credentials on consumer sites, but IT isn't doing them any favors by reportedly failing to provide essential protection while away from the office.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/what-do-users-and-it-have-in-common-theyre-both-to-blame-for-poor-remote-security-practices/

 

How to check your PC's full specifications on Windows 10

What technical specifications does your computer running Windows 10 have? In this guide, we'll show you five ways to answer this question.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-check-your-computer-full-specifications-windows-10

 

Consider Your Data Privacy When Making MyHeritage 'Deepfakes'

https://lifehacker.com/consider-your-data-privacy-when-making-myheritage-deepf-1846390484

 

Google fixes second actively exploited Chrome zero-day bug this year

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-fixes-second-actively-exploited-chrome-zero-day-bug-this-year/

 

Overclock at your own risk: Intel axes its overclocking warranty

Intel's Performance Tuning Protection Plan allowed you to replace a chip you blew up overclocking once for $35.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3609834/overclock-at-your-own-risk-intel-axes-its-overclocking-warranty.html

 

House Democrats ask YouTube to explain extremism policies

‘More advertising revenue cannot come at the expense of our national security,’ they wrote.

https://www.engadget.com/house-democrats-energy-commerce-youtube-extremism-011304880.html

 

Microsoft Finally Announces Microsoft Teams End-to-End Encryption

Microsoft has announced at Ignite today that Microsoft Teams would be updated with end-to-end encryption, with a preview to go live in the coming months.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-finally-announces-microsoft-teams-end-to-end-encryption-532318.shtml

 

Top Apple insider says this is when the iPhone will finally lose the notch

https://bgr.com/2021/03/01/iphone-14-rumors-hole-punch-display-design-no-notch/

 

Search crimes – how the Gootkit gang poisons Google searches

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2021/03/02/search-crimes-how-the-gootkit-gang-poisons-google-searches/

 

How to connect a new soundbar to an old TV that doesn't support HDMI

Just because you have an aging TV that lacks HDMI ports doesn’t mean you can’t upgrade its audio with a soundbar.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3608749/how-to-connect-a-soundbar-to-a-tv-without-hdmi.html

 

Once in a blue moon: Facebook is actually right about something

Even if it feels weird to say it.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3608970/once-in-a-blue-moon-facebook-is-actually-right-about-something.html

 

Microsoft Outlook is getting a big makeover — and a much smarter way to book meetings

Microsoft Outlook gets big updates for productivity

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/microsoft-outlook-is-getting-a-big-makeover-and-a-much-smarter-way-to-book-meetings

 

WINDOWS 10 21H2 TO INCLUDE NEW FLUENT DESIGN SYSTEM ICONS

Microsoft introduces new system icons to modernize small parts of Windows 10, and they are coming with version 21H2.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-21h2-new-fluent-design-system-icons/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Checklist: 7 essential online security steps you can’t skip

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/online-security-basics/610019/

 

Brave Is Building a Privacy-Focused Search Engine to Counter Google

Brave promises that its upcoming search engine, which will integrate with the Brave browser, will never profile your internet activity to serve ads.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/brave-is-building-a-privacy-focused-search-engine-to-counter-google

 

AT&T Finally Made a Deal to Sell (Some of) DIRECTV

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/372f5e25-485d-3091-bbea-aa1684d2b9b5/at-t-finally-made-a-deal-to.html

 

How to Delete Google Assistant Recordings

https://www.howtogeek.com/713484/how-to-delete-google-assistant-recordings/

 

MIT’s insect-sized drones are built to survive collisions

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/02/mits-insect-sized-drones-are-built-to-survive-collisions/

 

Google Chrome Is Getting a Handy Tab Management Tool

The browser's "read later" feature will let you save stories and articles for later.

https://www.makeuseof.com/google-chrome-handy-tab-management-tool/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Mozilla Firefox introduces Total Cookie Protection

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/mozilla-firefox-introduces-total-cookie-protection-105197/

 

10 tips for protecting your cloud data and accounts

As more organizations migrate to the cloud, cybercriminals are taking advantage of the vulnerabilities in online apps, says Netskope.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/10-tips-for-protecting-your-cloud-data-and-accounts/

 

How to expand Xbox Series X & Series S storage with an external drive

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-series-x-s-storage-guide

 

How to Quickly Scan Documents on Your Mac With Your iPhone

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-quickly-scan-documents-on-your-mac-with-your-iph-1846388645

 

Universal Health Services lost $67 million due to Ryuk ransomware attack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/universal-health-services-lost-67-million-due-to-ryuk-ransomware-attack/

 

Microsoft still loves smart devices, rolling out Azure Percept camera, mic and services

Cortana-based smart speakers are out, but AI-driven hardware is in.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3609864/microsoft-still-loves-smart-devices-rolling-out-azure-percept-camera-mic-and-services.html

 

Facebook takes down hundreds of fake Instagram accounts in Russia

The accounts used ‘hashtag poisoning’ to try to interfere with protests.

https://www.engadget.com/facebook-takes-down-fake-instagram-accounts-russia-165641356.html

 

Opera

Surf the Internet in a safer, faster and easier way with the Opera browser for Linux

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Internet/HTTP-WWW-/Opera-271.shtml

 

Facebook’s new ads try to convince iPhone owners to allow tracking

https://bgr.com/2021/02/25/facebook-vs-apple-privacy-personalized-ads-campaign/

 

Google patches actively exploited Chrome browser zero-day vulnerability

Upgrading your Chrome build as quickly as possible is recommended.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-patches-actively-exploited-chrome-browser-zero-day-vulnerability/

 

Q Acoustics 3030i review: These bookshelf speakers will have you wondering “Where’s the subwoofer, Waldo?”

Blessed with golden ears and champagne taste, but cursed with a beer budget? You need to give these puppies a listen.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3609678/q-acoustics-3030i-review.html

 

The MagSafe battery pack we all want for the iPhone 12 might never arrive

Production issues could derail its release.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/three-things-you-should-do-to-secure-the-iot-devices-on-your-network

 

Three things you should do to secure the IoT devices on your network

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/three-things-you-should-do-to-secure-the-iot-devices-on-your-network

 

Windows 10 21H1 is a minor update arriving in spring

Windows 10 21H1 has been confirmed as a minor update releasing in spring 2021 – here's what you need to know.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-21h1-minor-update-spring-release/

 

See if you qualify for $50 off your internet bill each month

https://www.komando.com/money/emergency-broadband-benefit-program/781376/

 

Do You Know Your Home ISP's Data Cap? Half of Us Don't

During the pandemic, many people have discovered that their home ISP plans have data caps. Here's what you can do so you don't hit yours.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/do-you-know-your-home-isps-data-cap-half-of-us-dont

 

UPDATE 2-Zoom recovers from hours-long outage, says issues were likely due to local internet glitch

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/1-zoom-says-users-issues-175521368.html

 

Nvidia Linux drivers causing random hard crashes and now a major security risk still not fixed after 5+ months

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/nvidia-linux-drivers-causing-random-hard-crashes-and-now-major-security-risk-still-not

 

If It's All Digital Files, Won't You Lose It Anyway?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF-xjVsxfhg

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Texas Farmers Tally Up the Damage From a Winter Storm ‘Massacre’ (this winter has had bad effects for most of the nation.  Not to worry unless you eat food.)

The state’s agriculture sector has lost an estimated $600 million or more. Crop and livestock damage could mean shortages and higher prices beyond Texas.

https://tinyurl.com/56238d8z

    

PSA: This new tire recall is absolutely huge, and you need to read about it now

https://bgr.com/2021/03/03/tire-recall-cooper-tires-nhtsa/

 

3 Android 12 features you can bring to any phone today

Jonesing for a taste of Android 12? Here's how to recreate a few of the more interesting features seen in Google's still-under-development software.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3609897/android-12-features.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Your days of speaking to humans at a drive-thru might be numbered

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/days-speaking-humans-drive-thru-173900659.html

 

How to Reduce Twitter Data Usage on iPhone and Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/709647/how-to-reduce-twitter-data-usage-on-iphone-and-android/

 

Google plans to bring Vivaldi Quick Commands to Chrome, calls it Commander

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/02/google-plans-to-bring-vivaldi-quick-commands-to-chrome-calls-it-commander/

 

Microsoft’s Power Automate Desktop is now free for all Windows 10 users

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/02/microsofts-power-automate-desktop-is-now-free-for-all-windows-10-users/

 

The 5 Best Google Lens Alternatives for Android

If you like the functionality of Google Lens but don't want to use the app, try these Android alternatives.

https://www.makeuseof.com/google-lens-alternatives-android/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Kroger data breach highlights urgent need to replace legacy, end-of-life tools

Attackers used an outdated File Transfer Appliance from Accellion to gain access to data, the company said

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/kroger-data-breach-highlights-urgent-need-to-replace-legacy-end-of-life-tools/

 

Intel’s new wireless drivers for Windows 10 fixes a major problem – here’s how to get it

Blue Screen of Death begone

https://www.techradar.com/news/intels-new-wireless-drivers-for-windows-10-fixes-a-major-problem-heres-how-to-get-it

 

What Is a Chromebook, and How Does It Differ from a Laptop?

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

 

Vivaldi

The next-generation web browser for power users, based on the powerful Chromium project

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Internet/HTTP-WWW-/Vivaldi-103720.shtml

 

How to use CMD script and VBScript to control Windows Update in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/148203-using-cmd-script-vbscript-control-windows-update.html

 

New Social Security Scam Spoofs Government Badges

Criminals text or email photos of fake government identification badges to trick people into sending money.

https://www.darkreading.com/physical-security/new-social-security-scam-spoofs-government-badges/d/d-id/1340318

 

3 Android 12 features you can bring to any phone today

Jonesing for a taste of Android 12? Here's how to recreate a few of the more interesting features seen in Google's still-under-development software.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3609897/android-12-features.html

 

Microsoft fixes actively exploited Exchange zero-day bugs, patch now

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-fixes-actively-exploited-exchange-zero-day-bugs-patch-now/

 

Simple Ways to Maintain Your Computer

The 3 most important maintenance tasks for your PC

https://www.lifewire.com/maintain-computer-4097220

 

Here’s how to prevent Facebook from tracking you across apps and websites

https://bgr.com/2021/02/25/facebook-ads-tracking-iphone-how-to-turn-off/

 

Microsoft Teams is getting end-to-end encryption support

A preview will be available to commercial customers soon

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/2/22308915/microsoft-teams-end-to-end-encryption-support-e2ee

 

iPhone 13 Pro replacement ditching notch with ‘punch-hole’ display, 5G iPhone SE next year

https://9to5mac.com/2021/03/01/punch-hole-iphone-5g-se/

 

AMD's speed-boosting memory feature is coming to Ryzen 3000-series CPUs

But you'll need a X570 or B550 motherboard to take advantage.

https://www.engadget.com/amd-smart-access-memory-zen-2-cpus-161011253.html

 

Can’t watch your show? 5 easy ways to fix video buffering issues

https://www.komando.com/tv-streaming-reviews/ways-to-fix-video-buffering/781225/

 

What Is Clubhouse? The Invite-Only Chat App Explained

This invite-only, audio-based iPhone app is like listening in on someone else's phone call, legally. Here's what you need to know about Clubhouse, including how Elon Musk figures into its recent surge.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/what-is-clubhouse-app

 

Apple reopens all 270 of its US stores, for now

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-stores-reopen-us-204614615.html

 

How to Use Pivot Tables to Analyze Excel Data

https://www.howtogeek.com/701536/how-to-use-pivot-tables-to-analyze-excel-data/

 

No, the Firefox logo isn't being changed

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/01/no-the-firefox-logo-isnt-being-changed/

 

Microsoft brings tighter integration to Dynamics 365 and Teams

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/02/microsoft-brings-tighter-integration-to-dynamics-365-and-teams/

 

5 Chrome Alternatives to Browse the Web in Unique Ways

Chrome may be the king of browsers these days. But these Chrome alternatives do things differently and provide a unique web experience.

https://www.makeuseof.com/chrome-alternatives-to-browse-in-unique-ways/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Tech jobs are booming. Remote working is now a top demand for job hunters

More than 100,000 new tech jobs have been created in the UK since the start of the pandemic, but growing momentum behind remote working could mean a 'dramatic' scaling back of office space and tech hubs.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/tech-jobs-are-booming-remote-working-is-now-a-top-demand-for-job-hunters/

 

Intel scraps insurance plans for CPU overclockers – and the reason might surprise you

PTPP plans simply weren’t popular…

https://www.techradar.com/news/intel-scraps-insurance-plans-for-cpu-overclockers-and-the-reason-might-surprise-you

 

How to Tighten Up Your Privacy on a Chromebook

https://www.maketecheasier.com/tighten-up-chromebook-privacy/

 

Tor

A tool that protects your computer against network traffic analysis and surveillance

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Proxy/Tor-2845.shtml

 

How to Add or Remove Folders to be Backed Up by File History in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/55259-add-remove-folders-file-history-windows-10-a.html]

 

ntel: More Than 90% of Our Vulnerabilities Found via Research

Internal research and external bug-bounty programs combined to discover the vast majority of reported security issues in the company's software.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/intel-more-than-90--of-our-vulnerabilities-found-via-research-/d/d-id/1340321

 

What's in the latest Firefox upgrade? Proliferating picture-in-picture, even more anti-tracking

Firefox 86 adds multiple picture-in-picture video viewing and boosts the browser's anti-tracking defenses by isolating all cookies in the sites that create them.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3251749/whats-in-the-latest-firefox-upgrade-proliferating-picture-in-picture-even-more-anti-tracking.html

 

Microsoft Teams adds end-to-end encryption (E2EE) to one-on-one calls

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-teams-adds-end-to-end-encryption-e2ee-to-one-on-one-calls/

 

Are You Really Taking Care of Your Laptop?

https://www.lifewire.com/are-you-taking-care-of-your-laptop-correctly-2378149

 

Google just announced exciting new features coming to older Android versions

https://bgr.com/2021/02/24/google-maps-dark-mode-password-checkup-android-apps-update/

 

Crucial’s X6 lineup of durable USB-C SSDs now has a whopping 4TB model

A huge amount of storage in a pocket-sized drive

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/2/22307133/crucial-x6-4tb-portable-durable-usb-c-ssd-price-release-date

 

Poll: If iPhone 14 replaces the notch with a ‘punch-hole,’ is that a design improvement?

https://9to5mac.com/2021/03/03/poll-iphone-notch-vs-punch-hole/#more-701027

 

You can make DraftKings sports bets using your Dish DVR

Place bets with the same TV you use to watch the game.

https://www.engadget.com/dish-hopper-draftkings-sports-betting-152545172.html

 

How to scan a QR code on your Android (no apps required)

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/scan-qr-code-android/781168/

 

Comcast Customers Generate Over a Trillion Internet Requests a Day

The impact of COVID-19 was a massive surge in internet traffic for Comcast last year.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/comcast-customers-generate-over-a-trillion-internet-requests-a-day

 

6 crucial ways to protect yourself from identity theft

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/online-security-tools-covid-220814474.html

 

How to Stop Windows 10 From Lowering Audio Volume on a Call

https://www.howtogeek.com/710106/how-to-stop-windows-10-from-lowering-audio-volume-on-a-call/

 

How to free up space on Gmail quickly

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/01/how-to-free-up-space-on-gmail-quickly/

 

Microsoft launches Power Fx, a new open source low-code language

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/02/microsoft-launches-power-fx-a-new-open-source-low-code-language-for-its-power-platform/

 

What Are Windows Feature Experience Packs and How Can You Get One?

Windows Feature Experience Packs are a new type of feature update, but how do you install it?

https://www.makeuseof.com/what-are-windows-feature-experience-packs-and-how-can-you-get-one/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Texas power outage highlights need for better use of data analytics, modeling and policy making

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/texas-power-outage-highlights-need-for-better-use-of-data-analytics-modeling-and-policy-making/

 

Google Duo call quality improving for users with slow internet thanks to AI

New audio codec could eventually help all VOIP calls

https://www.techradar.com/news/google-duo-call-quality-improving-for-users-with-slow-internet-thanks-to-ai

 

How to Set Up and Use iCloud Photos on Any Device

https://www.maketecheasier.com/set-up-use-icloud-photos/

 

Firefox

The Linux version of one of the most popular and powerful web browser products on the entire Internet, Firefox

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Internet/HTTP-WWW-/Mozilla-Firefox-Stable-20864.shtml

 

WinDBG - The Basics for Debugging Crash Dumps in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5558-windbg-basics-debugging-crash-dumps-windows-10-a.html

 

'ObliqueRAT' Now Hides Behind Images on Compromised Websites

'Transparent Tribe' has switched its tactics for distributing the remote access Trojan, researchers found.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/obliquerat-now-hides-behind-images-on-compromised-websites-/d/d-id/1340306

 

Forget macOS — it's Chrome OS vs. Windows for desktop domination

As we move to cloud-based Desktop-as-a-Service, it shouldn't come as a surprise to see Chrome OS, the original DaaS, moving past macOS as the No. 2 desktop.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3608571/forget-macos-its-chrome-os-vs-windows-for-desktop-domination.html

 

Working Windows and Linux Spectre exploits found on VirusTotal

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/working-windows-and-linux-spectre-exploits-found-on-virustotal/

 

10 Ways to Upcycle Your Old Computer or Laptop

Great uses for your old laptop or desktop

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

 

Google finally reveals the terrifying amount of data Gmail collects on iPhone

https://bgr.com/2021/02/23/gmail-app-privacy-label-iphone-user-tracking/

 

Apple not switching to USB-C iPhones in the near future, according to Ming-Chi Kuo

The dream is dead

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/1/22307716/apple-lightning-portless-iphone-usb-c-magsafe-charging-kuo-rumor

 

Fresh report of two ultrawide lens improvements in iPhone 13

https://9to5mac.com/2021/03/03/ultrawide-lens-improvements/#more-701024

 

Researchers create a swimming robot that can 'heal' itself

The microbot was able to reassemble itself in a petri dish using a magnetic strip.

https://www.engadget.com/swimming-robot-self-heal-132524392.html

 

Turn nostalgic old photos of family into lifelike videos

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/myheritage-deep-nostalgia/781171/

 

How to Spot and Avoid Credit Card Skimmers and Shimmers

Small devices called skimmers and the even more insidious shimmers can easily steal your credit and debit card information when you swipe. Here's how to protect yourself from these rare, but nasty, attacks.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-spot-and-avoid-credit-card-skimmers

 

AI panel urges US to boost tech skills amid China's rise

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ai-panel-urges-us-boost-201048938.html

 

8 Tips to Make the Best PowerPoint Presentations

https://www.howtogeek.com/712825/8-tips-to-make-the-best-powerpoint-presentations/

 

Microsoft Edge: work on vertical tabs continues, now with resizing support

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/27/microsoft-edge-work-on-vertical-tabs-continues-now-with-resizing-support/

 

Twitter Spaces arrives on Android ahead of Clubhouse

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/02/twitter-spaces-arrives-on-android-ahead-of-clubhouse/

 

Avoid These 6 Mistakes for Better Email and Text Communication

Improve your communication skills by avoiding mistakes like using too many emojis or typing in all caps.

https://www.makeuseof.com/avoid-mistakes-better-email-text-communication/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

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/

 

Best NAS hard drive of 2021: Network attached storage for home office and small business

Boost your work with the best NAS hard drive for the job

https://www.techradar.com/best/best-nas-hard-drives

 

Apple Forces Google to Show Collected Gmail Data on iPhone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/apple-forces-google-show-collected-gmail-data-iphone/

 

Oracle VM VirtualBox

A family of powerful x86 virtualization products developed and maintained by Oracle

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Emulators/Oracle-VM-VirtualBox-23194.shtml

 

How to Get and Give Remote Assistance with Quick Assist app in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/56123-get-give-remote-assistance-quick-assist-app-windows-10-a.html

 

Google Partners With Insurers to Create Risk Protection Program

Google Cloud, Allianz, and Munich Re teamed up to build a program that aims to reduce risk and potentially cut costs for customers.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/google-partners-with-insurers-to-create-risk-protection-program/d/d-id/1340300

 

Microsoft slashes Windows 10 long-term support by half

Windows 10 LTSC, the version once pitched to enterprises as the OS that didn't need constant updating, will only get five years of support now.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3608930/microsoft-slashes-windows-10-long-term-support-by-half.html

 

Universal Health Services lost $67 million due to Ryuk ransomware attack

https://www.lifewire.com/how-zoom-could-become-more-accessible-5114640

 

Leak says Apple is working with Samsung’s top rival to develop a foldable iPhone

https://bgr.com/2021/02/18/foldable-iphone-rumors-lg-display-tech/

 

SAMSUNG GALAXY CHROMEBOOK 2 REVIEW: PREMIUM IN THE RIGHT WAYS

Samsung’s flagship Chromebook is less expensive and better than before

https://www.theverge.com/22301481/samsung-galaxy-chromebook-2-review

 

Here’s why 5G speeds are slow in the US and why that could change this year

https://9to5mac.com/2021/03/03/why-5g-is-slow-in-the-us/#more-700965

 

Insect-like drones can take a beating and keep flying

They could even pollinate farm crops.

https://www.engadget.com/insect-like-drones-153702364.html

 

This tool can tell you how many apps have access to your personal info

https://www.komando.com/privacy/mypermissions-privacy-protection/781167/

 

US Indicts John McAfee for Pump-and-Dump Cryptocurrency Scheme

McAfee is currently detained in Spain and fighting his extradition to the US, where federal prosecutors are demanding he face justice over alleged tax evasion and securities fraud.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/us-indicts-john-mcafee-for-pump-and-dump-cryptocurrency-scheme

 

Why Apple's iPhone 13 Could Be A 'Game Changer' With 1TB Storage Option, Lidar

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-apples-iphone-13-could-184509818.html

 

What Can a Computer Thief See If I Password Protect My Windows Sign-in?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydjU34Od1SU

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Nvidia’s RTX 3000 Prices Have Gone From Bad to Brutal

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/320487-nvidias-rtx-3000-prices-have-gone-from-bad-to-brutal

 

Americans are at risk of being dragged into global cyber warfare, FireEye's CEO warns: 'It's as simple as if you can be hacked, you are hacked'

https://www.yahoo.com/news/americans-risk-being-dragged-global-214230123.html

 

How to Create and Insert a Pyramid in Microsoft PowerPoint

https://www.howtogeek.com/708768/how-to-create-and-insert-a-pyramid-in-microsoft-powerpoint/

 

Don't Let Google Scare You Into Paying for Google Photos

https://lifehacker.com/dont-let-google-scare-you-into-paying-for-google-photos-1846382484

 

How to Manage Your Facebook Privacy Settings for Specific Posts

While Facebook lets you adjust your profile privacy, you can also customise your options for specific types of posts.

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-manage-facebook-privacy-settings-for-specific-posts/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Here's yet another reason to ditch Internet Explorer 11

Google Workspace apps will stop supporting IE11 on March 15

https://www.techradar.com/news/heres-yet-another-reason-to-ditch-internet-explorer-11

 

Apple Hit with Antitrust Investigation for “Sign in with Apple”

https://www.maketecheasier.com/apple-hit-with-antitrust-investigation-sign-in-with-apple/

 

How Often Should I Reboot My Computer?

Sometimes, it’s required; sometimes, it’s just a good idea.

Rebooting your computer "every so often" is less necessary these days than it once was, but the point is often moot.

https://askleo.com/how-often-should-i-reboot-my-computer/

 

Microsoft's GroupMe looks to expand into finding groups, voice, and video calls like Telegram, Signal

With Telegram and Signal's rise, Microsoft's GroupMe may turn into a more robust messenger app.

https://www.windowscentral.com/groupme-new-features-voice-video-calls

 

Beware: AOL phishing email states your account will be closed

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/beware-aol-phishing-email-states-your-account-will-be-closed/

 

Intel 670p SSD review: Faster where it matters

Intel pulls consistent, competitive performance out of this single-sided QLC NVMe unit.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3609874/intel-670p-ssd-review.html

 

4 Ways Health Centers Can Stop the Spread of Cyberattacks

Health centers must shift the perception of cyberattacks from potential risk to real threat in order to take the first step toward a safer, healthier security posture.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/4-ways-health-centers-can-stop-the-spread-of-cyberattacks/a/d-id/1340203

 

Tor Browser

Browse the web anonymously with the custom and private web browser from the Tor project

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Internet/HTTP-WWW-/Tor-Browser-102599.shtml

 

New AI ‘Deep Nostalgia’ brings old photos, including very old ones, to life

It seems like a nice idea in theory but it’s a tiny bit creepy as well

https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/28/22306097/ai-brings-still-photos-life-meme-twitter-geneaology-myheritage

 

Why You’re Getting So Much Spam

And what to do about it

https://www.lifewire.com/why-you-re-getting-so-much-spam-5113921

 

iPhones will reportedly look like Samsung devices — Apple may adopt hole-punch design

The controversial iPhone notch may disappear next year

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/iphones-will-reportedly-look-like-samsung-devices-apple-may-adopt-hole-punch-design

 

The RTX 3060 Will Be the First of Nvidia's New Graphics Cards to Get a Frame Rate Boost

https://gizmodo.com/the-rtx-3060-will-be-the-first-of-nvidias-new-graphics-1846365373

 

Apple Suffers Malware Scare

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10900/apple-suffers-malware-scare

 

How To Cast YouTube From Phone To PC

https://www.techjunkie.com/cast-youtube-phone-to-pc/

 

Social media site Gab hacked: Passwords, private messages, user data stolen

https://www.komando.com/social-media/gab-data-breach/781188/

 

Do You Know Your Home ISP's Data Cap? Half of Us Don't

During the pandemic, many people have discovered that their home ISP plans have data caps. Here's what you can do so you don't hit yours.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/do-you-know-your-home-isps-data-cap-half-of-us-dont

 

Texas power crisis deepens as more companies skip payments due to grid operator

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/texas-power-crisis-deepens-more-230801199.html

 

How to Make Safari Always Open Your Previous Tabs on Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/710003/how-to-make-safari-always-open-your-previous-tabs-on-mac/

 

Make Sure Your Browser's Read-It-Later Tool Isn't Oversharing

https://lifehacker.com/make-sure-your-browsers-read-it-later-tool-isnt-oversha-1846380278

 

How to Compress a Video and Reduce the File Size

Need to compress a video? Here's how you reduce your video size on any operating system.

https://www.makeuseof.com/compress-video-file/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How Nvidia is tackling cryptomining so more gamers can get RTX cards

Nvidia insists that RTX is for Gamers

https://www.techradar.com/news/how-nvidia-is-tackling-cryptomining-so-more-gamers-can-get-rtx-cards

 

How to Use Zoom’s Studio Effects Feature

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-zooms-studio-effects-feature/

 

Deal with Computer Clutter to Speed Things Up

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

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

 

Microsoft Teams is getting new security, privacy, and compliance features

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-teams-getting-new-security-privacy-and-compliance-features

 

Recent Google Voice outage caused by expired certificates

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/recent-google-voice-outage-caused-by-expired-certificates/

 

How to create strong, secure passwords by learning how to crack them

It gets harder to crack a password if it's 10 characters or longer--but complexity matters too, of course.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3605688/how-to-create-strong-secure-passwords.html

 

Attacker Expands Use of Malicious SEO Techniques to Distribute Malware

The operators of REvil and Gootkit have begun using a tried and tested technique to distribute additional malware, Sophos says.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/attacker-expands-use-of-malicious-seo-techniques-to-distribute-malware-/d/d-id/1340290

 

Dropbox

The official Dropbox client for Linux, designed to let users share and store their files online

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Communications/Filesharing/Dropbox-41209.shtml

 

Gatorade’s new Gx Sweat Patch tests your sweat for smarter hydration

$25 for a package of two patches

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/1/22307373/gatorade-sweat-patch-test-hydration-app

 

Why New Mac Malware Raises Concerns

Go update your antivirus software

https://www.lifewire.com/why-new-mac-malware-raises-concerns-5113763

 

Microsoft to add this time-saving feature to Word

Soon you’ll be able to transform Microsoft Word docs into PowerPoint presentations

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/microsoft-to-add-this-time-saving-feature-to-word

 

The FCC Just Authorized a $3.2 Billion Dollar Program Meant To Bring Low-Income Americans Online

https://gizmodo.com/the-fcc-just-authorized-a-3-2-billion-dollar-program-m-1846363366

 

Proposed Law Would Bar State-Run Broadband

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10899/proposed-law-would-bar-state-run-broadband

 

How To Fix YouTube Videos Not Playing

YouTube isn’t just an app on your phone. For millions of viewers, YouTube is primetime TV, and your account’s subscription list is the TV guide.

https://www.techjunkie.com/fix-youtube-videos-not-playing/

 

Amazon Echo warning: Think twice before enabling Alexa skills

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/alexa-skills-privacy-policies/781239/

 

Prices for Nvidia RTX 3000 Graphics Cards Are Getting Insane on eBay

Resellers on eBay jacked up the median price for Nvidia's RTX 3080 graphics card to a record $2,400 last month, according to a data engineer who tracks the sales.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/prices-for-nvidia-rtx-3000-graphics-cards-are-getting-insane-on-ebay

 

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2: A better balance of premium and practical

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/samsung-galaxy-chromebook-2-review-140021243.html

 

How to Add an Expiration Date to Emails in Gmail

https://www.howtogeek.com/707667/how-to-add-an-expiration-date-to-emails-in-gmail/

 

How to Find an Apple Product's 'Reparability Score'

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-find-an-apple-products-reparability-score-1846381875

 

Every Skype Keyboard Shortcut You Need for Windows and Mac

If you want to be efficient using Skype, you need to know the keyboard shortcuts. Here they all are for Windows and Mac.

https://www.makeuseof.com/skype-keyboard-shortcut-windows-mac/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

This web browser you’ve never heard of is absolutely rapid, but don’t get too excited

Flow is a multithreaded web browser that’s built for speed

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-web-browser-youve-never-heard-of-is-absolutely-rapid-but-dont-get-too-excited

 

6 Ways to Check Hard Disk Health on Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/check-hard-disk-health-windows/

 

What Is SupportAssist and Should I Let It Run?

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

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

 

Microsoft announces general availability of new Teams features for presenters

Teams is getting enhanced with new presenter features.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-announces-new-teams-features-presenters

 

The Windows 10 Sun Valley design refresh - Here's what's coming

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/the-windows-10-sun-valley-design-refresh-heres-whats-coming/

 

How Google could turn Android into just another subscription

With a small change to Photos, Google could be upending the way we think about Android updates.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3608712/how-google-could-turn-android-into-just-another-subscription.html

 

Universal Health Services Suffered $67 Million Loss Due to Ransomware Attack

Earnings report points to diversion of care during incident for financial loss.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/universal-health-services-suffered-$67-million-loss-due-to-ransomware-attack/d/d-id/1340285

 

iPhone 13 might finally bring a smaller notch and faster screens

There’s apparently a new iPhone SE that supports 5G in the works, too

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/1/22307312/iphone-13-smaller-notch-high-refresh-rate-screen-hole-punch-foldable-se-5g

 

GParted LiveCD

A Live CD Linux distribution built around the GParted hard/solid disk drive partitioning software

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/GParted-LiveCD-8864.shtml

 

Why We Love Our Smartphones So Much

Handy, but are they healthy?

https://www.lifewire.com/why-we-love-our-smartphones-so-much-5114034

 

Apple may ditch lightning cable connection — prepare for a portless iPhone 13

Cables to become a thing of the past

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/apple-may-ditch-lightning-cable-connection-prepare-for-a-portless-iphone-13

 

America's Leaders Have No Clue What to Do About Disinformation

https://gizmodo.com/americas-leaders-have-no-clue-what-to-do-about-disinfor-1846346303

 

Being Blackmailed for Money on Facebook? Here's What to Do

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10430/being-blackmailed-money-facebook-heres-what-do

 

Ripe for extortion? Navajo Nation hospital targeted by large-scale ransomware hack

There were few publicly available details about the hack, which highlights how hospital staffers are often caught in the middle of ransomware attacks.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/ripe-extortion-navajo-nation-hospital-targeted-large-scale-ransomware-hack-n1259457

 

This tool can tell you how many apps have access to your personal info

https://www.komando.com/privacy/mypermissions-privacy-protection/781167/

 

Twitter's New 5-Strike System Aims to Curb COVID-19 Misinformation

Five strikes and you're permanently out.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/twitters-new-five-strike-system-aims-to-curb-covid-19-misinformation

 

Error 14: Apple iPhone users report losing thousands of pictures after glitch

https://www.yahoo.com/news/error-14-apple-iphone-users-223421384.html

 

How to Use Bangs in DuckDuckGo (to Search Other Websites)

https://www.howtogeek.com/711984/how-to-use-bangs-in-duckduckgo-to-search-other-websites/

 

How to Enable Zoom's New Live Transcriptions

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-enable-zooms-new-live-transcriptions-1846364258

 

How to Reuse Old RAM Modules: 7 Things You Can Do

Can old RAM modules be reused? Can you recycle RAM? Just what can you do with old memory? Try these ideas for reusing old RAM sticks.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reuse-old-ram-modules/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

This odd malware tricks Google to boost your website's SEO - then it attacks

Researchers say Gootkit is being used to deliver all kinds of malware, trojans, and ransomware

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-odd-malware-tricks-google-to-boost-its-seo-before-hacking-you

 

7 of the Best Linux System Cleaning Tools

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-linux-system-cleaning-tools/

 

The First Eight Things to Do with Your New Computer

The steps you should take right after unboxing your new computer to save time, frustration, effort, and data loss later.

https://askleo.com/the_first_eight_things_to_do_with_your_new_computer/

 

Microsoft introduces new Outlook features to improve calendar and schedule tasks

New free-form calendar and suggested time features are on the way

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-introduces-new-outlook-features-improve-calendar-and-schedule-tasks

 

Microsoft fixes Windows 10 drive corruption bug — what you need to know

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-fixes-windows-10-drive-corruption-bug-what-you-need-to-know/

 

How to tell if your password has been stolen

These password monitors can help you find out.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3604681/how-to-tell-if-your-password-has-been-stolen.html

 

New Jailbreak Tool Works on Most iPhones

The Unc0ver team has released a tool that works on iOS 11 and later, and exploits a vulnerability that was recently under attack.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/new-jailbreak-tool-works-on-most-iphones/d/d-id/1340286

 

EasyNAS

Make storage easy with this openSUSE-based distribution of Linux that deploys a NAS server

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Linux-Distributions/EasyNAS-103427.shtml

 

Western Digital’s fast 1TB portable SSD costs less than usual today

Ideal for your PC or game console

https://www.theverge.com/good-deals/2021/3/3/22310975/western-digital-portable-ssd-usb-c-tony-hawk-pro-skater-ps5-deal-sale

 

Why Framework Is Launching Repairable, Customizable Laptops

Never throw away a computer again

https://www.lifewire.com/framework-modular-repairable-laptop-is-also-customizable-5114630

 

Windows 10 update will hide this useless feature — it won't be missed

Now you see 3D Objects, now you don't

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/windows-10-update-will-hide-this-useless-feature-it-wont-be-missed

 

12 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do in Google Chrome

https://gizmodo.com/12-things-you-didnt-know-you-could-do-in-google-chrome-1846373120

 

Report: Most Emails Contain 'Spy Pixel'

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10898/report-most-emails-contain-spy-pixel

 

Google says it won’t use new ways of tracking you as it phases out browser cookies for ads

Last year, the company said it would be ending support for third-party cookies, which fuel much of the digital advertising ecosystem.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/google-says-wont-use-new-tracking-tech-phases-cookies-rcna332

 

Social media site Gab hacked: Passwords, private messages, user data stolen

https://www.komando.com/social-media/gab-data-breach/781188/

 

Gatorade Gets Into Wearables With the 'Gx Sweat Patch'

Through an iPhone, Gatorade can scan the patch and begin determining how much sweat you loss during an exercise, and how much fluid you should drink to stay hydrated.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/gatorade-gets-into-wearables-with-the-gx-sweat-patch

 

Amazon customers are obsessed with a new device-charging 'hack': 'Great for emergencies'

https://www.yahoo.com/news/tiny-tech-small-plug-device-175620061.html

 

Intel Discontinues Overclocking Warranties as Hobby Continues to Die

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/320442-intel-discontinues-overclocking-warranties-as-hobby-continues-to-die

 

Why Is My Computer Crashing Randomly? The Most Common Cause and a Plan of Attack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewE697GvbuE&feature=youtu.be

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Forget macOS — it's Chrome OS vs. Windows for desktop domination

As we move to cloud-based Desktop-as-a-Service, it shouldn't come as a surprise to see Chrome OS, the original DaaS, moving past macOS as the No. 2 desktop.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3608571/forget-macos-its-chrome-os-vs-windows-for-desktop-domination.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Microsoft's Power Automate Desktop is now free for all Windows 10 users

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsofts-power-automate-desktop-now-140056916.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=2_04

 

Why Your iPhone Says “COVID-19 Exposure Notifications Are Available”

https://www.howtogeek.com/713595/why-your-iphone-says-covid-19-exposure-notifications-are-available/

 

List trackers and permissions of all installed Android applications with Exodus

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/26/list-trackers-and-permissions-of-all-installed-android-applications-with-exodus/

 

What Is Web 3.0 and How Will It Help You?

Web 2.0 is coming to an end. But what is Web 3.0, and how is it different?

https://www.makeuseof.com/what-is-web-3-0-and-how-will-it-help-you/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Micro LED TV: the premium display tech explained

Will Micro LED take the crowning spot for premium TV technologies?

https://www.techradar.com/news/micro-led-tv

 

Zero-Click Attacks to Be Less Successful on iPhones

https://www.maketecheasier.com/zero-click-attacks-less-successful-iphones/

 

Quntis Screenbar Laptop Lamp review: Keep your PC keys illuminated

For when backlit keys just aren't cutting it.

https://www.windowscentral.com/quntis-screenbar-laptop-lamp-review-keep-your-keys-illuminated

 

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/

 

An Update on the Fourth Industrial Revolution

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/An-Update-on-the-Fourth-Industrial-Revolution-87035.html

 

How to Backup and Restore Everything in Microsoft Edge in Windows

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

 

Universal Health Services Suffered $67 Million Loss Due to Ransomware Attack

Earnings report points to diversion of care during incident for financial loss.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/universal-health-services-suffered-$67-million-loss-due-to-ransomware-attack/d/d-id/1340285

 

How Zoom Could Become More Accessible

Closed captioning is a start, but more can be done

https://www.lifewire.com/how-zoom-could-become-more-accessible-5114640

 

util-linux

A suite of essential and Open Source utilities that can be used in Linux distributions

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Utilities/util-linux-38.shtml

 

Facebook Told Us to Suck It, for a Change

https://gizmodo.com/facebook-told-us-to-suck-it-for-a-change-1846346442

 

Here’s why Bill Gates prefers Android to iOS

https://bgr.com/2021/02/27/clubhouse-app-bill-gates-chat-android-vs-ios-covid-19-apple-car/

 

Gab blames reported hack of 40 million posts on ‘demon hackers’

A hacker was able to siphon some 70GB of data, including private posts

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/1/22307013/gab-hack-data-ceo-demon-hackers

 

How To Image Search On DuckDuckGo

https://www.techjunkie.com/search-images-duckduckgo/

 

Give your phone a security checkup with this free app

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/safe-me-security-app/780859/

 

Auction for Nvidia RTX 3080 on eBay Is Actually For a Hunk of Ugly Plastic

At first glance, the listing looks like an auction for a real Nvidia RTX 3080 Founders Edition for a mere $590. But in reality, the merchant is selling a cheap 3D printed plastic model of the graphics card.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/auction-for-nvidia-rtx-3080-on-ebay-is-actually-for-a-hunk-of-ugly-plastic

 

How to use your iPhone camera to scan, search

https://www.yahoo.com/news/iphone-camera-scan-search-200019697.html

 

How to Split Data Into Multiple Columns in Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/702520/how-to-split-data-into-multiple-columns-in-excel/

 

Linux Mint team wants users to upgrade, may enforce some

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/01/linux-mint-team-wants-users-to-upgrade-may-enforce-some/

 

Why You Should Decentralize Your Data

Worried about big companies storing your personal details? Here's why decentralization isn't just for big businesses.

https://www.makeuseof.com/why-decentralize-your-data/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Ring Video Doorbell Pro vs Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2: which smart doorbell should you choose?

Which Ring Video Doorbell Pro deserves a place on your front door?

https://www.techradar.com/news/ring-video-doorbell-pro-vs-ring-video-doorbell-pro-2-which-smart-doorbell-should-you-choose

 

Emails with Tracking Pixels Have Become “Endemic”

https://www.maketecheasier.com/emails-tracking-pixels-have-become-endemic/

 

How to open HEIC and HEVC files on Windows 10

If you have to view HEIF images or H.265 videos, you will need to install a couple of extensions, and in this guide, we'll show you the steps to complete this task on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-open-heic-and-hevc-files-windows-10s-photos-app

 

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/

 

Successful Phishers Make Slim Gains in 2020

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Successful-Phishers-Make-Slim-Gains-in-2020-87032.html

 

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

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

 

Cybercrime 'Help Wanted': Job Hunting on the Dark Web

How's your 'Probiv'? How about customer service? Here's how Dark Web forums connect cybercriminals looking for talent with those looking for work -- and which skills are hot right now.

https://www.darkreading.com/theedge/cybercrime-help-wanted-job-hunting-on-the-dark-web/b/d-id/1340265

 

What an Always-on Display Can Do for Your iPhone

Apple Watch complications on iPhone?

https://www.lifewire.com/what-an-always-on-display-can-do-for-your-iphone-5113141

 

Samba

A set of utilities that implement the SMB protocol on Linux, allowing users to access Windows shares

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Communications/Filesharing/Samba-67.shtml

 

Microsoft's Latest Product Goes Toe-to-Toe With Squarespace

https://gizmodo.com/microsofts-latest-product-goes-toe-to-toe-with-squaresp-1846343840

 

Firefox makes it harder for Facebook and others to track you online

https://bgr.com/2021/02/25/firefox-86-features-total-cookie-protection-privacy-facebook/

 

Walmart drops $35 order minimum for its two-hour delivery service

Another move to better compete with Amazon

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/1/22307080/walmart-express-minimum-removed-delivery-amazon-competition

 

How To Send And Receive Text Messages On A PC Without A Phone

Texting is a very convenient means of communication — especially for short messages or conversations that don’t merit a phone call.

https://www.techjunkie.com/receive-text-messages-pc-without-phone/

 

Android update: Text scheduling, better password security and more

https://www.komando.com/technology/new-android-features/780954/

 

Google-Free Android Smartphones Are Now Available in the US

The /e/ Foundation starts selling refurbished and 'deGoogled' Galaxy S9 handsets to US customers.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-free-android-smartphones-are-now-available-in-the-us

 

Indiana State Police warning: "child safety kit" Facebook scam

https://www.yahoo.com/news/indiana-state-police-warning-child-011600864.html

 

Do VPN Companies Track Your Browsing Data?

https://www.howtogeek.com/703185/do-vpn-companies-track-your-browsing-data/

 

Capture your screen and save it as a MP4, GIF with Electron Screen Recorder

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/28/capture-your-screen-and-save-it-as-a-mp4-gif-with-electron-screen-recorder/

 

Why Do Phones Have Such Short Battery Life? 5 Reasons

Bought a new smartphone and noticed that the battery seems as short as the one in your old phone? Here's why.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/why-phones-have-short-battery-life/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Microsoft could be planning on unleashing ‘the new Windows’ soon

Presumably referring to Windows 10X – or the big Sun Valley update?

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-could-be-planning-on-unleashing-the-new-windows-soon

 

4 of the Best Search Engines For Privacy

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-search-engine-for-privacy/

 

How to check your PC's full specifications on Windows 10

What technical specifications does your computer running Windows 10 have? In this guide, we'll show you five ways to answer this question.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-check-your-computer-full-specifications-windows-10

 

Top 5 things to know about network attacks

DDoS, SQL injection and man-in-the-middle are just a few of the attacks that can compromise your network. Tom Merritt lists five things to know about network attacks.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/top-5-things-to-know-about-network-attacks/

 

Lessons Learned From the SolarWinds Supply Chain Hack

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Lessons-Learned-From-the-SolarWinds-Supply-Chain-Hack-87029.html

 

How to Change Icon Cache Size in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/125988-change-icon-cache-size-windows.html

 

Fighting Fileless Malware, Part 3: Mitigations

Attackers can dodge the countermeasures you employ against fileless malware. So how do you mitigate the damage?

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/fighting-fileless-malware-part-3-mitigations/b/d-id/1340168

 

Why You’re Getting So Much Spam

And what to do about it

https://www.lifewire.com/why-you-re-getting-so-much-spam-5113921

 

KMyMoney

The Personal Finance Manager for the wonderful and powerful KDE desktop environment

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Office/Finance/KMyMoney-2170.shtml

 

HP Expands Its Gaming Empire by Bringing HyperX Into the Fold

https://gizmodo.com/hp-expands-its-gaming-empire-by-bringing-hyperx-into-th-1846346131

 

These are the most common ways hackers will attack your computer

https://bgr.com/2021/02/23/data-breach-common-hacking-techniques-for-pcs/

 

US drone firm Skydio valued at $1 billion as government freezes out Chinese competition

Government grounding of DJI drones creates new opportunities for US firms

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/1/22306876/skydio-1-billion-valuation-enterprise-military-customers-chinese-drones-grounded

 

How To Make Your Friends List Private On Facebook

https://social.techjunkie.com/facebook-make-friends-list-private/

 

5 insider secrets to using Chess.com

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/chess-dot-com-pro-tips/780964/

 

Microsoft Transforms Word Documents Into PowerPoint Presentations Using AI

Office Insiders can try out the Transform command now, but all Word for the web users get the feature soon.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-transforms-word-documents-into-powerpoint-presentations-using

 

Security alert: How to make sure unauthorized devices aren't on your Wi-Fi network

https://www.yahoo.com/news/security-alert-sure-unauthorized-devices-130103685.html

 

How to Install the Connect App on Windows 10 (for Wireless Projection)

https://www.howtogeek.com/707342/how-to-install-the-connect-app-on-windows-10-for-wireless-projection/

 

LocalFolders is a Thunderbird extension that helps you create local mail storage directories

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/28/localfolders-is-a-thunderbird-extension-that-helps-you-create-local-mail-storage-directories/

 

9 Basic Commands to Get You Started With Linux

Want to gain familiarity with Linux? Start with these basic Linux commands to learn standard computing tasks.

https://www.makeuseof.com/basic-commands-linux/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Microsoft is making the Windows 10 update process a whole lot easier

"Stack updates" should make upgrading Windows 10 simpler

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-is-making-the-windows-10-update-process-a-whole-lot-easier

 

How to Fix Overscan and Underscan When Connecting a TV to PC

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-overscan-on-tv/

 

Microsoft Teams could become a lot faster with a new app for Windows 10

A web-based version of Teams could result in faster loading times and better performance.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-teams-could-become-lot-faster-new-app-windows-10

 

American Express rolls out new Digital Receipts feature

Amex customers can now identify and track information online for purchases from Google, Microsoft, Square, Apple and other select merchants.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/american-express-rolls-out-new-digital-receipts-feature/

 

How Biometric Authentication Methods Will Revamp the Commerce Experience

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/How-Biometric-Authentication-Methods-Will-Revamp-the-Commerce-Experience-87023.html

 

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

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

 

Attackers Turn Struggling Software Projects Into Trojan Horses

While access to compromised systems has become an increasingly common service, some cybercriminals are going straight to the source: buying code bases and then updating the application with malicious code.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/advanced-threats/attackers-turn-struggling-software-projects-into-trojan-horses/d/d-id/1340266

 

Why New Mac Malware Raises Concerns

Go update your antivirus software

https://www.lifewire.com/why-new-mac-malware-raises-concerns-5113763

 

Microsoft Silently Improves Windows Update on Windows 10

Microsoft has tried various approaches to refine the experience with Windows updates in the last few years, and now the company is embracing a new idea that could make the installation of servicing stack updates and new patches much more straightforward.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-silently-improves-windows-update-on-windows-10-532149.shtml

 

Brave Is Launching a Privacy-First Search Engine to Take On Google

https://gizmodo.com/brave-is-launching-a-privacy-first-search-engine-to-tak-1846393038

 

Google might have quietly teased the OS that will replace Android

https://bgr.com/2021/02/19/google-fuchsia-os-teaser-chrome-os-welcome-screen/

 

Today I learned the iPhone’s excellent document scanner can be controlled from a Mac

All the power without the hassle

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/1/22306875/apple-continuity-camera-ios-ipados-document-scanner-macos-mojave

 

How To Download Google Sheets To Your Desktop

https://www.techjunkie.com/download-google-sheets-desktop/

 

10 surprising smart home devices you didn’t know about

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/surprising-smart-home-devices/780482/

 

Here's How Much You Truly Spend on Gaming Now

Think buying a new gaming console and a couple of titles is all you need to get your game on? The actual cost is about eight times worse, and many of the expenses continue year to year.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/heres-how-much-you-truly-spend-on-gaming-now

 

FCC to give low income families $50 a month for internet bills

https://www.yahoo.com/news/fcc-low-income-families-50-192451602.html

 

Review: The New weLees Visual LVM, a new style of LVM management, has been released

https://www.linuxjournal.com/

 

6 secret settings for smarter sharing in Chrome on Android

Ready to uncover a fresh set of hidden options for your humble phone browser?

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3607981/chrome-android-sharing-settings.html

 

How Often Should I Reboot My Computer?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjM7SUQSYVI&feature=youtu.be

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Back to the future: Microsoft moves to push Windows 10 users to the cloud

Like the idea of Desktop-as-a-Service rather than trying to manage thousands of users desktops at home? Microsoft has some advice for you.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3607648/back-to-the-future-microsoft-moves-to-push-windows-10-users-to-the-cloud.html

 

Did Biden’s Dept. of Energy Block Texas from Increasing Power Before Storm?

A notorious producer of inflammatory disinformation struck again.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/biden-department-of-energy-block-texas-power/

 

FireEye cyber CEO: American internet users will be targeted in next war

https://www.yahoo.com/news/fireeye-cyber-ceo-american-internet-231845067.html

 

How to Switch to DuckDuckGo, a Private Search Engine

https://www.howtogeek.com/709072/how-to-switch-to-duckduckgo-a-private-search-engine/

 

Hands-on with Windows 10 build 21322 showcasing new features and changes

Improved animations, a new clipboard feature, and an unannounced battery graph.

https://www.windowscentral.com/hands-windows-10-build-21322-showcasing-new-features-and-changes

 

Autonomous vehicles could be vulnerable to attacks

Security issues will need to be solved before autonomous vehicles become commonplace

https://www.techradar.com/news/autonomous-vehicles-could-be-vulnerable-to-attacks

 

Tile Tabs WE makes it easier to display tabs side-by-side in Firefox and Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/28/tile-tabs-we-makes-it-easier-to-display-tabs-side-by-side-in-firefox-and-chrome/

 

How to secure Windows 10 PCs with Microsoft 365

Using Microsoft 365 security features, small businesses can consistently apply and manage the security polices of all their Windows 10 PCs from a single location.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-secure-windows-10-pcs-with-microsoft-365/

 

6 Reasons Why You Should Be Using pfsense Firewall

Looking for a great free firewall and VPN service? Here's why you need to use pfsense and WireGuard.

https://www.makeuseof.com/reasons-use-pfsense-firewall/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Restart Chrome without Losing your Tabs

https://www.maketecheasier.com/restart-chrome-without-losing-single-tab/

 

How to clean up your Gmail inbox by quickly deleting old email

Cleaning your inbox can help your organize your life as well as save you money that you'd have to pay to Google for extra storage.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3604656/how-to-clean-up-your-gmail-inbox-by-quickly-deleting-old-email.html

 

How to Change Default Behavior for Copy and Paste of Address Bar URLs in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/164477-change-default-behavior-copy-paste-urls-microsoft-edge.html

 

How to restore Registry from its secret backup on Windows 10

Windows 10 secretly makes a backup of the Registry in a RegBack folder, and you can use it to manually restore your computer to a working condition – Here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/restore-registry-backup-windows-10/

 

Clubhouse’s security and privacy lag behind its explosive growth

The platform has promised to do better after a string of incidents.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/02/clubhouses-security-and-privacy-lag-behind-its-explosive-growth/

 

Verizon support says you should turn off 5G to save your phone’s battery

This, despite the carrier’s relentless promotion of its 5G network

https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/28/22305899/verizon-support-turn-off-5g-save-phone-battery

 

Windows 10 App Brings iPhone Notifications to a Microsoft Desktop

Microsoft has put a lot of effort into the Your Phone app, which brings Windows 10 PCs and Android devices in sync, eventually offering all kinds of innovative features like access to notifications, screen mirroring, and even running Android apps on the desktop.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-app-brings-iphone-notifications-to-a-microsoft-desktop-532244.shtml

 

Fry's Electronics to Close All Locations Nationwide: Report

https://gizmodo.com/frys-electronics-to-close-all-locations-nationwide-rep-1846342162

 

Chrome is making it even easier to manage your endless tabs

https://bgr.com/2021/02/17/google-chrome-tab-groups-scrollable-custom-size/

 

TikTok will pay $92 million to settle class-action data harvesting lawsuit

It allegedly collected a ton of personally identifiable info on users as young as six years old.

https://www.engadget.com/tiktok-class-action-data-harvesting-lawsuit-settlement-105004598.html

 

Free virtual classes to master your iPhone, iPad and more

https://www.komando.com/technology/free-virtual-classes-apple/780826/

 

How to Host a Virtual Game Night

Don't let COVID-19 ruin your game night or trivia party. Here's what you'll need to conduct a virtual game night using video chat services and top mobile games.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/host-a-virtual-game-night

 

'Farms are going to need different kinds of robots'

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/farms-going-different-kinds-robots-000715037.html

 

How to Use 3D Facial Effects on Zoom

https://www.howtogeek.com/713042/how-to-use-3d-facial-effects-on-zoom/

 

Xbox Live outage should be resolved, users are able to sign in again

You may not be able to sign in to your Xbox account right now.

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-live-experiencing-outages-users-may-experience-problems-signing

 

LastPass Android app has some sneaky tracking software hidden away

Popular password manager contains seven embedded trackers

https://www.techradar.com/news/lastpass-android-app-has-some-sneaky-tracking-software-hidden-away

 

Microsoft Edge: work on vertical tabs continues, now with resizing support

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/27/microsoft-edge-work-on-vertical-tabs-continues-now-with-resizing-support/

 

How cyberattacks can threaten colleges and universities

With the shift to remote learning, schools are facing greater security risks and smaller financial margins, says BlueVoyant.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-cyberattacks-can-threaten-colleges-and-universities/

 

12 Plex Tricks and Tips You Really Need to Know

Plex is easy to use. However, if you really want to become a Plex power user, you need to know about these tips and tricks.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/plex-tricks-tips-need-know/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Top 4 Windows 10 PC Sticks for On-the-Go Computing

https://www.maketecheasier.com/top-4-windows-10-pc-sticks-for-on-the-go-computing/

 

A part of us died with Fry's Electronics

Fry's Electronics was too good for a brick-and-mortar world.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3608957/goodbye-frys-electronics-all-stores-closed.html

 

How to Prevent Windows Update from Updating Specific Device Driver in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/146562-prevent-windows-update-updating-specific-device-driver.html

 

Windows 10 21H2 (Sun Valley): 5 big changes coming to Settings

Recent previews of Windows 10 in the Dev Channel revealed some of the improvements that may ship with version 21H2 later this year.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-21h2-sun-valley-changes-settings/

 

Hackers tied to Russia’s GRU targeted the US grid for years

Sandworm-aligned group has breached US critical infrastructure a handful of times.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/02/hackers-tied-to-russias-gru-targeted-the-us-grid-for-years/

 

Samsung’s shiny red Galaxy Chromebook 2 is now available at Best Buy

The reddest Chromebook for 2021 can now be yours

https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/28/22305763/samsung-galaxy-chromebook-2-now-available-best-buy-price-specs-features

 

Microsoft Announces Text Predictions in Microsoft Word

Microsoft has announced a new feature available for testers that enables predictions in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-announces-text-predictions-in-microsoft-word-532245.shtml

 

SolarWinds Hackers Also Went After NASA and the FAA

https://gizmodo.com/solarwinds-hackers-also-went-after-nasa-and-the-faa-1846340394

 

This might be our first look at Apple’s blazing-fast next-gen M1X chip

https://bgr.com/2021/02/17/macbook-pro-2021-rumors-m1x-processor-specs/

 

PlayStation 5 SSD expansion will reportedly be unlocked this summer

A firmware update would allow higher fan speeds to prevent overheating.

https://www.engadget.com/play-station-5-will-get-internal-storage-upgrades-this-summer-095311001.html

 

Uh oh, Roomba vacuums ‘drunk’ after firmware update

https://www.komando.com/gadgets/roomba-bad-firmware-update/780829/

 

Did You Sign Up for an App Through Apple? How to Unsubscribe on iPhone, iPad, or PC

Ready to ditch a subscription service that's siphoning precious dollars from your bank account each month? Here’s how to cancel a subscription through your iPhone, iPad, PC, or Mac.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/unsubscribe-from-app-on-iphone-ipad-mac-pc

 

6 crucial ways to protect yourself from identity theft

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/online-security-tools-covid-220814474.html

 

How to Properly Clean Your Gross Laptop

https://www.howtogeek.com/426448/how-to-properly-clean-your-gross-laptop/

 

I built this site in 15 minutes with Microsoft's new free tool

I created a website with Microsoft's new tool to see how it does in the real-world.

https://www.windowscentral.com/i-built-site-15-minutes-microsofts-new-free-tool

 

The first-ever 165-inch folding MicroLED TV is on sale now – but it’s not cheap

Austrian design firm C-Seed has it on sale for almost half a million dollars

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-first-ever-165-inch-folding-microled-tv-is-on-sale-now-but-its-not-cheap

 

BlobBackup is an open-source, cross-platform, and easy-to-use backup program that optionally supports cloud services

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/26/blobbackup-is-an-open-source-cross-platform-and-easy-to-use-backup-program-that-optionally-supports-cloud-services/

 

Google Cloud and Intel partner to focus on 5G and networking for telecommunications industry

Cloud native 5G and edge network solutions are the goal of this new collaboration.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/google-cloud-and-intel-partner-to-focus-on-5g-and-networking-for-telecommunications-industry/

 

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.makeuseof.com/tag/the-top-4-risks-you-face-when-you-use-facebook/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Unpair and Erase Your Apple Watch

https://www.maketecheasier.com/unpair-restore-apple-watch/

 

How Google could turn Android into just another subscription

With a small change to Photos, Google could be upending the way we think about Android updates.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3608712/how-google-could-turn-android-into-just-another-subscription.html

 

How to Set New User and System Environment Variables in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/121664-set-new-user-system-environment-variables-windows.html

 

HOW TO AVOID PROBLEMS INSTALLING WINDOWS 10 21H1

If you plan to upgrade to Windows 10 21H1, use these tips to prepare and avoid problems during the installation when it rolls out this spring.

https://pureinfotech.com/avoid-problems-installing-windows-10-21h1/

 

AT&T announces deal to spin off DirecTV into new company owned by… AT&T

DirecTV to become separate company with AT&T owning 70% and TPG owning 30%.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/02/att-announces-deal-to-spin-off-directv-into-new-company-owned-by-att/

 

WHAT WILL CHANGING SECTION 230 MEAN FOR THE INTERNET?

A virtual symposium on the internet’s most important law

https://www.theverge.com/22302850/section-230-reform-internet-speech-moderation-platforms

 

IObit Screen Recorder

User-friendly application for recording the activity on your screen, then exporting the result to a plethora of formats, according to your needs

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Video-Recording/IObit-Screen-Recorder.shtml

 

Firefox's Latest Update Promises Complete Cookie Control—With Just a Few Caveats

https://gizmodo.com/firefoxs-latest-update-promises-complete-cookie-control-1846337988

 

Incredible new graphene breakthrough could make computers ‘thousands of times faster’

https://bgr.com/2021/02/17/microchip-graphene-faster-laptops-smartphones/

 

Facebook agrees to some policy changes in response to Oversight Board recommendations

But it won't budge on its COVID-19 misinformation rules.

https://www.engadget.com/facebook-responds-oversight-board-recommendations-210841361.html

 

Check your kid’s phone for these apps and remove them NOW

https://www.komando.com/family/dangerous-apps-for-kids/699468/

 

6 Easy Ways to Uninstall Programs in Windows 10

Windows 10 offers several built-in ways to delete unwanted software, but several third-party programs can also rid your hard drive of unneeded applications. Let's look at your options.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-uninstall-programs-in-windows-10

 

AT&T To Spin Off DirecTV In $16.3B Venture With TPG

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/t-spin-off-directv-16-085612543.html

 

How to Stop “Your Phone” From Opening at Startup on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/711075/how-to-stop-your-phone-from-opening-at-startup-on-windows-10/

 

You can replace everything but the kitchen sink on this modular laptop

Framework's new laptop reduces waste, lets you ditch dongles, and makes it easy to upgrade your PC.

https://www.windowscentral.com/framework-laptop-announcement

 

Why we need to rebuild internet search, putting user privacy first

To use the internet is to consume advertising, but it doesn’t have to be this way

https://www.techradar.com/news/why-we-need-to-rebuild-internet-search-putting-user-privacy-first

 

List trackers and permissions of all installed Android applications with Exodus

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/26/list-trackers-and-permissions-of-all-installed-android-applications-with-exodus/

 

Mysterious malware infects 30,000 Mac computers

Known as Silver Sparrow, the malware's intent is still unknown as it has yet to deliver an actual payload, says security firm Red Canary.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/mysterious-malware-infects-30000-mac-computers/

 

How to Allow Apps Through Windows Firewall

Here's how to allow a new app through Windows Firewall, plus manage the apps currently allowed or blocked.

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-allow-apps-windows-firewall/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Restore Clonezilla Backups to Different Partitions

https://www.maketecheasier.com/restore-clonezilla-backups-different-partitions/

 

How to use Zoom's Video Filters to spice up your next Zoom call

Just a few button clicks, and you can change your appearance in Zoom for a quick laugh.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3608969/how-to-use-zooms-video-filters-to-spice-up-your-next-zoom-call.html

 

How to Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/13986-upgrade-windows-10-home-windows-10-pro.html

 

Windows 10 21H1 system requirements

Are you planning to install Windows 10 21H1? These are the new minimum hardware and processor requirements.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-21h1-system-requirements/

 

All the little things that add up to make iPadOS productivity a pain

Apple did a good job with the big stuff, but myriad little things undermine that.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/02/all-the-little-things-that-add-up-to-make-ipados-productivity-a-pain/

 

FCC authorizes $50 discounts for low-income households’ internet bills

Congress approved $3.2 billion for the program in December as part of a coronavirus relief package

https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/26/22302807/fcc-internet-subsidies-authorized-low-income-broadband

 

NirLauncher

Access and run various network monitoring, web browser, desktop and HDD utilities, programmer tools and numerous other useful apps from Nir Sofer from one location

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

 

AT&T Reportedly Close to Making Its Problem Child Somebody Else's Issue

https://gizmodo.com/at-t-reportedly-close-to-making-its-problem-child-someb-1846340130

 

Brilliant new Chrome security feature on iPhone is a great reason to ditch Safari

https://bgr.com/2021/02/12/chrome-new-feature-iphone-face-id-incognito-tab-lock/

 

Twitter is working on a 'Safety mode' that will automatically block mean tweets

The company didn't say when the feature will roll out to users.

https://www.engadget.com/twitter-safety-mode-192404610.html

 

‘God Mode:’ Windows 10 trick shows all your settings in one place

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/god-mode-windows-10/780819/

 

How to Prepare for a Windows Fail by Creating a Restore Point

Bumping into trouble with Windows? If you have a restore point ready, you may be able to fix the problem.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-fix-windows-pc-problems-via-a-restore-point

 

Everything you need to know about Neuralink, Elon Musk's company that wants to put microchips in people's brains

https://www.yahoo.com/news/everything-know-neuralink-elon-musks-103000152.html

 

OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 has Arrived

The latest stable version of OpenMandriva has been released and offers the newest KDE desktop and ARM support.

https://www.linux-magazine.com/Online/News/OpenMandriva-Lx-4.2-has-Arrived

 

Ooznest WorkBee CNC Machine Kit review

https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/articles/ooznest-workbee-cnc-machine-kit-review

 

Should You Use the Free Backup Software that Came with Your External Drive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdkbeMrE6fs&feature=youtu.be

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Do You Have a Digital Will?

https://askbobrankin.com/do_you_have_a_digital_will.html

 

Robocallers have gotten out of control — here's how you can stop them

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/how-to-stop-robocalls-123052119.html

 

HOW TO AVOID PROBLEMS INSTALLING WINDOWS 10 21H1

If you plan to upgrade to Windows 10 21H1, use these tips to prepare and avoid problems during the installation when it rolls out this spring.

https://pureinfotech.com/avoid-problems-installing-windows-10-21h1/

 

Latest Brave browser update fixes Tor .onion DNS Leak

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/25/latest-brave-browser-update-fixes-tor-onion-dns-leak/

 

5 Ways an Offline PC Can Be Hacked

Some people believe taking a computer offline makes it impossible to hack. These offline PC attacks show it's not as safe as you imagine.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ways-an-offline-pc-can-be-hacked/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Why Is My PC Always Trying to Open a File When It Boots?

https://lifehacker.com/why-is-my-pc-always-trying-to-open-a-file-when-it-boots-1846357048

 

How to Check for Ports in Use in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/check-ports-in-use-windows10/

 

Why Is My Computer Crashing Randomly?

The most common cause and a plan of attack.

Random crashes are annoying and difficult to diagnose. I'll review common causes and steps you can take to determine what's happening on your computer.

https://askleo.com/computer-crashing-randomly/

 

Linux 101: What is the SUID permission?

In this Linux 101, Jack Wallen explains the SUID permission bit.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-101-what-is-the-suid-permission/

 

You can create a website for free in minutes with Microsoft's new tool

Microsoft's new tool makes it easy for small businesses to create a website.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsofts-new-website-creation-service-lets-you-create-page-minutes

 

How to Delete Saved Passwords for Sites in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/160403-how-delete-saved-passwords-sites-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Startup designs a modular, repairable laptop

Framework has built the Fairphone of laptops.

https://www.engadget.com/framework-laptop-modular-repairable-swappable-right-to-repair-150022495.html

 

How to stop robocalls: Every way we know to prevent the annoying ringing

Putting an end to robocalls isn't something that's going to happen overnight, but there are steps you can take to silence those annoying, and sometimes dangerous, calls.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-stop-robocalls-prevent-annoying-scam-calls-every-know/

 

How much personal data are your Android and iOS apps collecting? New study reveals the scary truth

Time to change your privacy settings

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/how-much-personal-data-are-your-android-and-ios-apps-collecting-new-study-reveals-the-scary-truth

 

What We Know About the Hackers Behind the Accellion Data Breach

https://gizmodo.com/what-we-know-about-the-hackers-behind-the-accellion-dat-1846316990

 

Brave Browser

Make your Internet surfing sessions more enjoyable by avoiding annoying ads and intrusive trackers using this appealing and intuitive browser

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

 

How Self Driving Cars Can Be Hacked

You might get a ride, just not to where you want

https://www.lifewire.com/how-self-driving-cars-can-be-hacked-5114337

 

Security researcher breached Apple, Microsoft, Netflix, PayPal, and more

https://bgr.com/2021/02/10/data-breach-dependency-confusion-attack-apple-microsoft-netflix/

 

Microsoft Releases Free Tool for Hunting SolarWinds Malware

Meanwhile, researchers at SecurityScorecard say the "fileless" malware loader in the attack - Teardrop - actually dates back to 2017.

https://www.darkreading.com/operations/microsoft-releases-free-tool-for-hunting-solarwinds-malware/d/d-id/1340260

 

5 new rules for creating the best passwords

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/creating-the-strongest-passwords/592778/

 

Best Buy Lays Off 5,000 Workers As Demand For Its Online Retail Booms

The company still sees its big box stores as an asset to help it fulfill e-commerce orders. Nevertheless, Best Buy has been shedding staff during the pandemic.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/best-buy-lays-off-5000-workers-amid-focus-on-e-commerce

 

Thousands Of Bots May Have Played Role In GameStop Hype: Report

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/thousands-bots-may-played-role-200934785.html

 

WINDOWS 10 21H1 NEW FEATURES AND CHANGES

UPDATED 2/18: Get a closer look at all the new features and changes added to Windows 10 21H1 (thus far).

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-21h1-new-features/

 

PeperNote is a simple sticky notes application for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/24/pepernote-is-a-simple-sticky-notes-application-for-windows/

 

10 Common eBay Scams to Be Aware Of

Being scammed sucks, especially on eBay. Here are the most common eBay scams you need to know about and how to avoid them.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ebay-scams-to-be-aware-of/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Limit Google's Apps From Tracking You on Your Apple Devices

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-limit-googles-apps-from-tracking-you-on-your-app-1846357454

 

Useful Shortcut Keys in Ubuntu

https://www.maketecheasier.com/useful-shortcut-keys-in-ubuntu/

 

Should You Use the Free Backup Software that Comes with Some External Drives?

There are better options.

Many external drives include free backup software that I never use. I'll explain why, and what I do instead.

https://askleo.com/external-drive-backup-software/

 

Firefox Proton: How to experience the new design

The developers of Firefox have a refreshed UI in the works. Jack Wallen shows you how to get a sneak peek at what's in store.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/firefox-proton-how-to-experience-the-new-design/

 

President Biden to address global semiconductor shortage affecting Xbox Series X|S and others

Congress wants to prevent a global semiconductor shortage from happening again.

https://www.windowscentral.com/president-biden-address-global-semiconductor-shortage-affecting-xbox-series-xs-and-others

 

How to Turn On or Off Tablet Mode in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3755-turn-off-tablet-mode-windows-10-a.html

 

Paramount+ will cost $5 per month with ads, or $10 without

ViacomCBS has a 'mountain of content' on the way to streaming, including a 'Halo' series and 'Beavis and Butthead.'

https://www.engadget.com/paramount-plus-launch-details-224238169.html

 

iOS 14.5: New features, release date and everything else we know is coming soon

Here's everything that will be included in the latest iPhone update that we know so far, and how to download the public beta.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/ios-14-5-new-features-release-date-everything-else-we-know-coming-soon/

 

Chromebooks and Android phones can now sync Wi-Fi passwords: Here's how

One password to rule them all

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/chromebooks-and-android-phones-can-now-sync-wi-fi-passwords-heres-how

 

Anker Beats Apple to the Punch With a MagSafe Battery for Your iPhone 12 (nothing against Anker, but this looks very bulky)

https://gizmodo.com/anker-beats-apple-to-the-punch-with-a-magsafe-battery-f-1846337073

 

Fort Firewall

This firewall application might not bring something new to the table per se, but it offers plenty of detailed functions as opposed to the original MS Windows ones

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Firewall/Fort-Firewall.shtml

 

Why Mini-LED May Be the Next OLED

Looking sharp for 2021

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

 

Brilliant new Chrome security feature on iPhone is a great reason to ditch Safari

https://bgr.com/2021/02/12/chrome-new-feature-iphone-face-id-incognito-tab-lock/

 

North Korea's Lazarus Group Expands to Stealing Defense Secrets

Several gigabytes of sensitive data stolen from one restricted network, with organizations in more than 12 countries impacted, Kaspersky says.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/north-koreas-lazarus-group-expands-to-stealing-defense-secrets/d/d-id/1340259

 

Set up this Android privacy feature before you need to use it

https://www.komando.com/privacy/android-guest-mode/780327/

 

Top Zoom Tips for Better Video Calls

Almost a year into the pandemic and Zoom use is still zooming. These tips can help you make the most of the popular video conferencing app, whether it’s for work or a virtual lunch with friends.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/top-zoom-tips-for-better-videoconferencing-in-a-locked-down-world

 

The frightening scam everyone working from home needs to know about

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/mcafee-multi-access-software-185019495.html

 

Windows 10 LTSC to enter five-year lifecycle with version 21H2

Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC to change lifecycle from ten to five years with the release of version 21H2.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-ltsc-five-year-lifecycle-21h2/

 

How to turn off the News and Interests feature of Windows 10

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/24/how-to-turn-off-the-news-and-interests-feature-of-windows-10/

 

8 Ways to Make Gaming Online Safer For Your Kids

Online gaming platforms are teeming with predators and cybercriminals. Here's how to keep your children safe.

https://www.makeuseof.com/make-gaming-online-safer-for-kids/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Share and Receive Files Anonymously with 'OnionShare'

https://lifehacker.com/share-and-receive-files-anonymously-with-onionshare-1846326862

 

How to Set Up and Use SSH in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/setup-enable-ssh-ubuntu/

 

What Can a Computer Thief See If I Password Protect My Windows Sign-in?

Thieves can see more than you might think unless you’ve taken additional steps.

Password-protecting your Windows login does not protect your computer's data, particularly if the computer is stolen.

https://askleo.com/what-can-a-computer-thief-see/

 

How to prevent text from wrapping in a Word document

Microsoft Word's automatic word wrap is convenient but sometimes unwanted. Here are two ways to keep text from breaking at the end of a line.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-prevent-text-from-wrapping-in-a-word-document/

 

Mozilla bakes cookie protection right into Firefox 86

Sites won't be able to track you across the web with cookies, thanks to a new Firefox feature.

https://www.windowscentral.com/mozilla-bakes-cookie-protection-right-firefox-86

 

How to Create Guest Mode Shortcut for Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/162111-how-create-guest-mode-shortcut-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Startup designs a modular, repairable laptop

Framework has built the Fairphone of laptops.

https://www.engadget.com/framework-laptop-modular-repairable-swappable-right-to-repair-150022495.html

 

Windows 10 spring update: What to know about new features and more

Microsoft has confirmed its latest update, Windows 10 version 21H1. Here's what we're expecting, and why it could set the stage for a major Windows 10 shift.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/windows-10-spring-update-what-to-know-about-new-features-and-more/

 

The Framework Laptop is a fully customizable laptop with swappable components

Build-A-Bear meets laptops with Framework’s new 13-inch notebook. It arrives this spring.

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/the-framework-laptop-is-a-fully-customizable-laptop-with-swappable-components

 

Google Maps Dark Mode and More Useful Android Features Are Rolling Out Today

https://gizmodo.com/google-maps-dark-mode-and-more-useful-android-features-1846336221

 

DoliWamp

Lay down the foundation of your company and manage its activities with the help of this efficient and easy to use piece of software

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/Finances-Business/DoliWamp.shtml

 

Gmail Might Know Too Much About You

It might be more than you think

https://www.lifewire.com/gmail-might-know-too-much-about-you-5114176

 

One of the most popular apps on the planet is about to get a massive overhaul

  - VideoLAN confirmed it will release VLC 4.0 this year to celebrate the free open-source media player’s 20th birthday.

  - VLC is one of the most popular free apps, with more than 3.5 billion installations across various mobile and desktop platforms.

  - VLC 4.0 will also integrate more online content into the app, in a move that could make the app resemble Plex.

https://bgr.com/2021/02/12/vlc-4-0-download-2021/

 

Ransomware, Phishing Will Remain Primary Risks in 2021

Attackers have doubled down on ransomware and phishing -- with some tweaks -- while deepfakes and disinformation will become more major threats in the future, according to a trio of threat reports.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/ransomware-phishing-will-remain-primary-risks-in-2021/d/d-id/1340256

 

Free check to see if your router has been hacked by criminals

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/see-if-your-router-has-been-hacked/312613/

 

How to Protect Your Smart Home From Hackers

Smart homes offer convenience and security risks. Here's what you can do to stop hackers from taking control of your smart speaker, thermostat, doorbell and other connected devices.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-protect-your-smart-home-from-hackers

 

Russian Hacker Stole Identities of Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients in Sordid Scheme

https://www.yahoo.com/news/russian-hacker-stole-identities-congressional-182705486.html

 

Microsoft Office 2021 coming soon for Windows 10 and macOS

Office 2021 and LTSC in coming this year with new features and improvements for those not ready for Microsoft 365.

https://pureinfotech.com/office-2021-windows-10-macos-release-date/

 

Thunderbird 78.8.0 security update is out

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/24/thunderbird-78-8-0-security-update-is-out/

 

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.makeuseof.com/safely-run-suspicious-programs-applications-windows/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Enable Firefox's 'Total Cookie Protection' for Less Web Tracking

https://lifehacker.com/enable-firefoxs-total-cookie-protection-for-less-web-tr-1846347815

 

10 Free Pedometer and Step Counter Apps for Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/free-android-pedometer-apps/

 

How Often Should I Reboot My Computer?

Sometimes, it’s required; sometimes, it’s just a good idea.

Rebooting your computer "every so often" is less necessary these days than it once was, but the point is often moot.

https://askleo.com/how-often-should-i-reboot-my-computer/

 

Gartner reports that smartphone sales were down 5% in Q4 2020, 12.5% for the year

Apple's new 5G iPhone 12 series helped the company win the top spot for the final quarter of last year.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/gartner-reports-that-smartphone-sales-were-down-5-in-q4-2020-12-5-for-the-year/

 

How to install Windows 10 from USB with UEFI support

If you have to install Windows 10 on a device using UEFI, this guide shows you two ways to create a compatible USB flash drive to complete the task.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-create-windows-10-usb-bootable-media-uefi-support

 

How to Change "Console lock display off timeout" in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/65592-change-lock-screen-display-off-timeout-windows-10-a.html

 

Zoom's automatic closed captions will roll out to everyone in the fall

Free users who need the feature can request access until then.

https://www.engadget.com/zoom-automatic-closed-captions-all-users-fall-081631869.html

 

Stanford: 'Zoom fatigue' is real and now we know what causes it

It's not your imagination -- all those hours of video calls take a toll on your body and brain that regular office work doesn't. Now scientists say they know why.

https://www.cnet.com/health/stanford-zoom-fatigue-is-real-and-now-we-know-what-causes-it/

 

Google to add a life-saving feature to Android 12 — users can discreetly call 911

Android 12 could save lives

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/google-to-add-a-life-saving-feature-to-android-12-users-can-discreetly-call-911

 

Razer's Kiyo Pro Is a Webcam Designed to Make You Look Good in Bad Light

https://gizmodo.com/razers-kiyo-pro-is-a-webcam-designed-to-make-you-look-g-1846334905

 

BullZip PDF Printer

A practical tool that you can use to generate high quality PDF files in a simple manner, directly from Windows applications that support printing

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/PDF/BullZip-PDF-Printer.shtml

 

Playing Video Games May Be Good for Your Mental Health, Experts Say

Animal Crossing to the rescue

https://www.lifewire.com/playing-video-games-may-be-good-for-your-mental-health-experts-say-5113651

 

Google is testing this awesome new feature in Google Search

  - Google is once again testing a new search feature for its Android-based browser.

  - Dubbed People also view, the feature presents users with content that other people with similar search queries clicked on.

https://bgr.com/2021/02/11/android-search-google-people-also-view-feature-testing/

 

5 Key Steps Schools Can Take to Defend Against Cyber Threats

Educational institutions have become prime targets, but there are things they can do to stay safer.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/5-key-steps-schools-can-take-to-defend-against-cyber-threats/a/d-id/1340177

 

Make sure your firewall is working

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/test-your-firewall-to-make-sure-its-working/410026/

 

MyHeritage's 'Deep Nostalgia' Tool Brings Old Photos to Life

The feature uses deepfake technology to make it appear as though individuals in old photos are looking around, blinking, and even smiling.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/myheritages-deep-nostalgia-tool-brings-old-photos-to-life

 

Judge Approves 'Landmark' $650 Million Class-Action Suit Against Facebook Over Privacy Claims

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/judge-approves-landmark-650-million-173220251.html

 

Geekly Update - 24 February 2021

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_24_february_2021.html

 

A 64-bit Raspberry Pi with 8GB of RAM and USB boot

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Issues/2021/244/8GB-Raspberry-Pi-4

 

Raspberry Pi 1 Model B units brought back to life for charity

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-1-model-b-units-brought-back-to-life-for-charity/

 

30K Macs infected with "Silver Sparrow" virus; M1 Mac SSD health

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awX7JrqI0pM&utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

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How to check your Intel and M1 Mac’s SSD health using Terminal

Follow our step-by-step guide to get important stats on the viability of your Mac’s SSD using Terminal and smartmontools.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3609512/how-to-m1-intel-mac-ssd-health-terminal-smartmontools.html

 

Kuo: New form factor MacBook Pro to feature HDMI port and SD card slot

https://9to5mac.com/2021/02/23/kuo-new-macbook-pro-sd-card-slot-hdmi/

 

Nearly 40,000 Macs infected by mysterious malware, researchers say

The malware, dubbed Silver Sparrow, has not yet engaged in malicious activity.

https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/40000-macs-infected-mysterious-malware-researchers/story?id=76062420

 

Judge in Google Case Disturbed That Even ‘Incognito’ Users Are Tracked

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/judge-google-case-disturbed-even-044354927.html

 

How to Use the TRIM Function in Microsoft Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/710718/how-to-use-the-trim-function-in-microsoft-excel/

 

Hate speech on Telegram is on the rise

https://blog.avast.com/hate-speech-on-telegram-avast

 

Chromebooks vs laptops: which is the best for students?

Which one should students pick?

https://www.techradar.com/news/chromebooks-vs-laptops

 

Microsoft's next Windows 10 21H1 has essentially one new feature

If you've recently purchased a standalone webcam, Windows 10 21H1 may just the thing for your PC.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3608329/microsofts-next-windows-10-21h1-has-essentially-one-new-feature.html

 

How to Schedule Dark Mode to Run Automatically at Sunset in macOS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/schedule-activate-dark-mode-macos-automatically-at-sunset/

 

Code-execution flaw in VMware has a severity rating of 9.8 out of 10

Thousands of servers running vCenter server could be in for a nasty surprise.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/02/armed-with-exploits-hackers-on-the-prowl-for-a-critical-vmware-vulnerability/

 

Free password manager alternatives to LastPass

With the free version of LastPass now limiting where you can sync your passwords, here are a few other options.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/free-password-manager-alternatives-to-lastpass/

 

EasySMX GK82 gaming keyboard review: A clicky keyboard built for games

https://www.windowscentral.com/easysmx-gk82-gaming-keyboard-review

 

List of Commands to Open Microsoft Store Apps in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/78108-app-commands-list-windows-10-a.html

 

Cybercriminals Target QuickBooks Databases

Stolen financial files then get sold on the Dark Web, researchers say.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/cybercriminals-target-quickbooks-databases/d/d-id/1340248

 

Delete unnecessary Printers

Conveniently delete the printer devices that you are no longer using or that create problems with installing new drivers via this script

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/Delete-unnecessary-Printers.shtml

 

A String of Recent Carjackings Has Spurred an Illinois State Representative to Call for Grand Theft Auto to Be Banned

https://www.theroot.com/a-string-of-recent-carjackings-has-spurred-an-illinois-1846348242

 

Please Let This MacBook Rumor Be True Because I Hate the Dongle Life

https://gizmodo.com/please-let-this-macbook-rumor-be-true-because-i-hate-th-1846334028

 

Apple forced to add iPhone and MacBook repairability scores to comply with French law

The new law is designed to reduce waste

https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/26/22302664/apple-france-repairability-scores-index-law-right-to-repair

 

Apple might reveal new iPad Pro, iPad mini, and AirTags on March 16th

https://bgr.com/2021/02/19/apple-march-2021-event-ipad-pro-airtags-reveal/

 

How To Search Facebook Without An Account Or Logging In

https://social.techjunkie.com/search-facebook-without-account/

 

Essential laptop maintenance tips and tricks

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/essential-laptop-maintenance-tips-tricks/682651/

 

Will the Tariffs On Graphics Cards Lift Soon? Eh, It May Be a While

President Biden's 'tough-on-China' approach likely means the tariffs won't be lifted anytime soon unless China suddenly makes concessions on trade. But a trade group is hoping Biden will offer some short-term relief.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/will-the-tariffs-on-graphics-cards-lift-soon-eh-it-may-be-a-while

 

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program FAQ

https://www.yahoo.com/news/emergency-broadband-benefit-program-faq-194336663.html

 

How to Automatically Delete Old Text Messages on iPhone or iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/710714/how-to-automatically-delete-old-text-messages-on-iphone-or-ipad/

 

When cybercrime went from fun to financially driven

https://blog.avast.com/fun-to-financially-driven-cybercrime-avast

 

Sequoia Capital discloses data breach after failed BEC attack

Attacker was only able to access the inbox of one employee

https://www.techradar.com/news/sequoia-capital-discloses-data-breach-after-failed-bec-attack

 

Lenovo's new ThinkPads offer better screens and Ryzen 5000 CPUs

You'll have your choice of Intel or AMD, but only the Intel models will have Thunderbolt.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3608552/lenovos-new-thinkpads-offer-better-screens-and-ryzen-5000-cpus.html

 

How to Use Your Mac More Efficiently

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-mac-more-efficiently/

 

The bitcoin blockchain is helping keep a botnet from being taken down

Wallet transactions camouflage the IP address of the botnet's control server.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/02/crooks-use-the-bitcoin-blockchain-to-protect-their-botnets-from-takedown/

 

How to send Linux command output to a file

If you have a command that outputs a lot of data to the terminal, you might want to send that output to a file for easier (or later) viewing or sharing. Jack Wallen shows you how.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-send-linux-command-output-to-a-file/

 

Konftel's latest webcam looks like a winner for Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and video conferencing

Konftel has a new business webcam for people who need professional-quality audio and video in meetings.

https://www.windowscentral.com/konftels-latest-webcam-looks-winner-teams-zoom-and-video-conferencing

 

How to Create a System Restore Point in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4571-create-system-restore-point-windows-10-a.html

 

New APT Group Targets Airline Industry & Immigration

LazyScript bears similarities to some Middle Eastern groups but appears to be a distinct operation of its own, Malwarebytes says.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/new-apt-group-targets-airline-industry-and-immigration/d/d-id/1340249

 

Sandboxie Plus

A useful application that will allow you to browse the Web securely, while keeping all your browser's functionality for active content

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Browser-Tweak/Sandboxie.shtml

 

Researchers identify four causes of "Zoom fatigue" and their simple fixes

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-02-fatigue-simple.html

 

Chinese Hackers Reportedly Wielded a Stolen NSA Cyber Weapon for Years

https://gizmodo.com/chinese-hackers-reportedly-wielded-a-stolen-nsa-cyber-w-1846329192

 

Apple releases macOS update to prevent damage from third-party docks and dongles

11.2.2 looks to prevent an issue that was killing newer MacBook Airs and Pros

https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/25/22301846/apple-macos-update-prevent-third-party-dongle-dock-damage

 

Facebook tries to explain the WhatsApp privacy changes one more time

https://bgr.com/2021/02/19/whatsapp-privacy-policy-change-facebook-explains-banner/

 

How To Edit PDF Documents [February 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/create-edit-pdf-documents/

 

5 Zoom tricks you need to know

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/5-zoom-tricks-you-need-to-know/738012/

 

New iPad mini, iPad Pro, iPhone SE, AirPods, AirPods Pro for 2021: Apple Rumors Are Flying

Apple may not hold a 2021 March Event, but it could still launch an updated iPad mini and iPad Pro, a new iPhone SE, and a few other surprises.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/new-ipad-mini-ipad-pro-iphone-se-airpods-airpods-pro-for-2021-apple-rumors

 

Best Low-Cost Cell Phone Plans

How to Make a Facetime Audio Call

https://www.howtogeek.com/710099/how-to-make-a-facetime-audio-call/

 

Avast rated as a top product of 2020 by AV-Comparatives

https://blog.avast.com/av-comparatives-top-rated-product-of-2020-avast

 

VMware delivers emergency patch for disaster recovery tool

The "high severity" bug allows arbitrary code execution.

https://www.techradar.com/news/vmware-delivers-emergency-patch-for-high-severity-bug-in-its-disaster-recovery-tool

 

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

 

Best Apps to Control Windows PC with an Android Device

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-apps-to-control-windows-pc-with-android-device/

 

AT&T and Frontier have let phone networks fall apart, Calif. regulator finds

AT&T raised phone prices 153% over a decade as service got steadily worse.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/02/att-raised-phone-prices-153-as-service-got-steadily-worse-report-finds/

 

New malformed URL phishing technique can make attacks harder to spot

Hackers are now sending messages that hide fake links in the HTTP prefix, bypassing email filters, says security firm GreatHorn.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/new-malformed-url-phishing-technique-can-make-attacks-harder-to-spot/

 

Windows 10 Sun Valley: Everything we know so far

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

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

 

Universities Face Double Threat of Ransomware, Data Breaches

Lack of strong security policies put many schools at risk of compromise, disrupted services, and collateral damage.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/universities-face-double-threat-of-ransomware-data-breaches/d/d-id/1340242

 

How to Add Safe Mode to Boot Options in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/17159-add-safe-mode-boot-options-windows-10-a.html

 

Manager (Desktop Edition)

Keep a close eye on financial information, such as assets, income, expenses, and liquidity by creating a complete database with the transactions of your company

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/Finances-Business/Manager-Standalone.shtml

 

New Report Lends Credence to Rumors of Foldable Google Pixel Phone Launching This Year

https://www.macrumors.com/2021/02/24/google-pixel-foldable-coming-2021/

 

Hackers Slipped Mysterious Malware Into Thousands of Macs But Researchers Can't Figure Out Why

https://gizmodo.com/hackers-slipped-mysterious-malware-into-thousands-of-ma-1846320951

 

Google TV will include a new ‘Basic’ mode to make your smart TV, dumb

The mode has been found in the upcoming TV OS

https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/25/22300702/google-tv-basic-mode-apps-hdmi-ports-live-assistant

 

Microsoft investigation sheds new light on the devastating 2020 SolarWinds hack

https://bgr.com/2021/02/18/solarwinds-hack-microsoft-1000-programmers-russia/

 

The Five Best Free Video Editing Apps For PC [February 2021]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-free-video-editing-software-pc/

 

4 smartwatch security tips you need to know

https://www.komando.com/gadgets/smartwatch-security-tips/780629/

 

Latest MacOS Big Sur Update Stops Third-Party Docks/Hubs From Bricking Your MacBook

The 11.2.2 Big Sur update is essential if you use third-party powered hubs and docks.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/latest-macos-big-sur-update-stops-third-party-dockshubs-bricking-your-macbook

 

How to drag and drop files into OneDrive so you can save and access them in Microsoft's cloud storage

https://www.yahoo.com/news/drag-drop-files-onedrive-save-213742362.html

 

How to Use Apple Maps in a Browser on Windows and Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/711986/how-to-use-apple-maps-in-a-browser-on-windows-and-android/

 

Watch out for sextortion email scams

https://blog.avast.com/sextortion-email-scams-avast

 

WhatsApp will hit you with serious restrictions if you don't accept new privacy policy

The messaging app is going ahead with its controversial new policies.

https://www.techradar.com/news/whatsapp-will-hit-you-with-serious-restrictions-if-you-dont-accept-new-privacy-policy

 

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

 

10 of the Best Note-Taking Apps for iOS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-ios-note-taking-apps/

 

Software bugs reportedly keep Arizona inmates jailed past release dates

State law was updated in 2019, but the state's software suite still hasn't been.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/02/software-bugs-reportedly-keep-arizona-inmates-jailed-past-release-dates/

 

How to find details about user logins on Linux

If you need to gather information on user logins for your Linux servers, Jack Wallen has just the tool for you.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-find-details-about-user-logins-on-linux/

 

You can now place Pinterest pins into OneNote and Word

The vast library of content on Pinterest now works seamlessly with OneNote and Word.

https://www.windowscentral.com/you-can-now-embed-pinterest-pins-onenote-and-word

 

How to Allow or Deny Apps Access to File System in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/104030-allow-deny-apps-access-file-system-windows-10-a.html

 

Chinese-Affiliated APT31 Cloned & Used NSA Hacking Tool

APT31 cloned and reused a Windows-based hacking tool for years before Microsoft patched the vulnerability, researchers report.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/chinese-affiliated-apt31-cloned-and-used-nsa-hacking-tool/d/d-id/1340229

 

Howard

A small, yet useful email notifier for various webmail accounts, including Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, outlook.com, Hotmail, e.mail.ru, Zoho, and many more

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/E-mail/Mail-Utilities/Howard.shtml

 

Lilbits: Fry’s goes out of business, HP buys HyperX

https://liliputing.com/2021/02/lilbits-frys-goes-out-of-business-hp-buys-hyperx.html

 

This Smart Rubik's Cube Is Teaching Me How to Solve One After 40 Years of Failure

https://gizmodo.com/this-smart-rubiks-cube-is-teaching-me-how-to-solve-one-1846301368

 

5G IN THE US IS DISAPPOINTING RIGHT NOW, BUT IT’S GOING TO GET BETTER

The fourth industrial revolution will not be televised

https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/22/22292074/5g-nationwide-verizon-att-tmobile-c-band

 

Microsoft’s first major Windows 10 update of 2021 is coming soon – here’s what’s in it

https://bgr.com/2021/02/18/windows-10-21h1-update-features-download/

 

The Best Chromebooks Under $400 [February 2021]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-chromebooks-under-400/

 

Gmail reveals the massive amount of data it has on you

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/gmail-collects-massive-amount-of-data/780537/

 

Exclusive: Here's Where Americans Are Using Starlink's Satellite Internet Service

Exclusive data from Ookla Speedtest shows how the SpaceX Starlink beta test is going, county by county.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/exclusive-heres-where-americans-are-using-starlinks-satellite-internet

 

If users don't agree to WhatsApp's new privacy policy by May 15, they won't be able to send messages or make calls

https://www.yahoo.com/news/users-dont-agree-whatsapps-privacy-110339824.html

 

Everything we know so far about Apple Watch Series 7

https://9to5mac.com/2021/02/23/everything-we-know-so-far-about-apple-watch-series-7/

 

Don’t worry, Spotify Free users: You can still cast to Google speakers

The “Premium only” error that Spotify Free users saw while trying to cast music to Google Assistant-powered speakers was just a bug, Spotify says.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3608940/don-t-worry-spotify-free-users-you-can-still-cast-to-google-speakers.html

 

Create panoramic images from single shots with Hugin

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Issues/2021/244/Hugin

 

The BEST Wireless Mechanical Keyboards in 2020!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3Q3tVK3210

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