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Sat 03/13/2021 2197
Fri 03/12/2021 2196
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Wed 03/10/2021 2194
Tue 03/09/2021 2193
Mon 03/08/2021 2192
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Sat 2197 03/13/2021

How to Protect Vulnerable Seniors From Cybercrime

According to the FBI, people over the age of 60 lose more money to cybercrime than any other age group. The good news: Safety is only three main tips away.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/how-to-protect-vulnerable-seniors-from-cybercrime/b/d-id/1340322

 

Why NFT Collectibles Are Overhyped (an understatement)

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/why-nft-collectibles-are-overhyped-1846452668

 

ISP fraud warning issued

https://www.yahoo.com/news/isp-fraud-warning-issued-205200182.html

 

Disconnect Your Smart TV from the Internet to Stop Tracking

https://www.howtogeek.com/714602/disconnect-your-smart-tv-from-the-internet-to-stop-tracking/

 

Christie's NFT auction closes at $69 million, as digital art sets off a 'gold rush'

The blockchain-backed technology gives artists a way to take ownership and collect compensation for digital works.

https://www.cnet.com/news/christies-nft-auction-closes-at-69-million-as-digital-art-sets-off-a-gold-rush/

 

Don't share sensitive stuff on video calls, or you could be in serious hot water

Employees feel comfortable sharing pretty much anything on Zoom, report finds

https://www.techradar.com/news/dont-share-sensitive-stuff-on-video-calls-or-you-could-be-in-serious-hot-water

 

How nontechnical talent can break into deep tech

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/12/how-nontechnical-talent-can-break-into-deep-tech/

 

How your remote employees may be sharing sensitive data

A majority of employees said they share sensitive information through messaging and collaboration tools, says Veritas.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-your-remote-employees-may-be-sharing-sensitive-data/

 

Best PoE Network Switches for IP Cameras 2021

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-poe-network-switches-ip-cameras

 

5 Apps that Notify You When Your Android Battery Is Full

https://www.maketecheasier.com/notify-when-android-battery-full/

 

Linux Foundation unveils Sigstore — a Let's Encrypt for code signing

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/linux-foundation-unveils-sigstore-a-lets-encrypt-for-code-signing/

 

How to Enable or Disable Sleeping Tabs in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/165231-how-enable-disable-sleeping-tabs-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

NFTs are both priceless and worthless

The cryptocurrency offshoot is a jumble of contradictions.

https://www.engadget.com/nft-explainer-digital-art-collectibles-blockchain-environment-business-investment-cryptocurrency-153023551.html

 

What’s New in Update KB5000841 for Windows 7

Microsoft has shipped a new Windows 7 monthly rollup as part of the March 2021 Patch Tuesday cycle, but once again, this one is shipped only to devices configured to receive Extended Security Updates.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/what-s-new-in-update-kb5000841-for-windows-7-532386.shtml

 

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

 

iOS 14.4.1 now available to download with important security updates

https://bgr.com/2021/03/08/ios-14-4-1-download-install-update-apple-iphone/

 

PSA: T-Mobile will start sharing customer info with advertisers unless you opt out

The new program will take effect on April 26th

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/9/22321733/t-mobile-privacy-policy-third-party-advertisers

 

New Qualcomm Snapdragon laptop chip leaks — here’s how it will take on Apple M1

Rumors about the next version of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx processor have surfaced, and it sounds pretty powerful

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/new-qualcomm-snapdragon-laptop-chip-leaks-heres-how-it-will-take-on-apple-m1

 

Microsoft Reports 'DearCry' Ransomware Targeting Exchange Servers

Attackers have begun to deploy ransomware on Microsoft Exchange Servers compromised by the ProxyLogon exploits.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/microsoft-reports-dearcry-ransomware-targeting-exchange-servers/d/d-id/1340386

 

Upgrading to a new computer soon? Don’t make this big mistake

https://www.komando.com/privacy/biggest-mistake-people-make-when-getting-rid-of-old-computers-gear-and-printers/555926/

 

Bitwarden Send Offers a Secure Way to Share Sensitive Information

Share a password or sensitive document with someone without fear of anyone else seeing it.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/bitwarden-send-offers-a-secure-way-to-share-sensitive-information

 

Apple will stop selling the iMac Pro

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-imac-pro-discontinued-155125483.html

 

How to Uninstall Android Apps From Your Smartphone or Tablet

https://www.howtogeek.com/712069/how-to-uninstall-android-apps-from-your-smartphone-or-tablet/

 

Fujifilm's Instax Square is an analog experience with the safety of digital

https://www.cnet.com/videos/fujifilms-instax-square-an-analog-experience-with-the-safety-of-digital/

 

Microsoft Teams won't be so much of a RAM hog soon

New Low Bandwidth Mode should solve Microsoft Teams hardware headaches

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-teams-wont-be-so-much-of-a-ram-hog-soon

 

Russia is trying to throttle Twitter

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/10/russia-is-trying-to-throttle-twitter/

 

How weak passwords could put your organization at risk

Employees at Fortune 500 companies were found using passwords that could be hacked in less than a second, according to NordPass.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-weak-passwords-could-put-your-organization-at-risk/

 

Supposedly unhackable RTX 3060 allegedly hacked to improve crypto mining

Thanks to an alleged hack, the RTX 3060 could become one of the best graphics cards for crypto mining.

https://www.windowscentral.com/it-appears-someone-hacked-supposedly-unhackable-rtx-3060-hash-rate-limiter

 

How to Fix Webcam or Camera Not Working in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-webcam-not-working-windows10/

 

Microsoft March 2021 Patch Tuesday fixes 82 flaws, 2 zero-days

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-march-2021-patch-tuesday-fixes-82-flaws-2-zero-days/

 

How to Change Default Device to Connect with Your Phone app in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/175429-change-default-device-connect-your-phone-app-windows-10-a.html

 

Google Meet update crams more people into your mobile video calls

It's only available on iOS for now.

https://www.engadget.com/google-meet-tile-grid-view-mobile-video-calls-141248301.html

 

Grammarly for Chrome

Check for spelling errors in your text as you type it in the web browser's window by turning to this lightweight, reliable extension for Google Chrome

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

 

Simple Ways to Maintain Your Computer

The 3 most important maintenance tasks for your PC

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

 

If you still have AT&T TV Now or DirecTV Now, your bill’s about to go up

https://bgr.com/2021/03/05/att-price-increase-att-tv-now-directv-now-legacy/

 

Security startup Verkada hack exposes 150,000 security cameras in Tesla factories, jails, and more

A massive security breach for the Silicon Valley startup

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/9/22322122/verkada-hack-150000-security-cameras-tesla-factory-cloudflare-jails-hospitals

 

AirPods 3 leaks show earbuds without key AirPods Pro feature

New AirPods 3 leaks show a new design, but should you trust them?

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/airpods-3-leaks-show-earbuds-without-key-airpods-pro-feature

 

Power Equipment: A New Cybersecurity Frontier

Power systems, HVAC systems, and other network-connected devices are exposing new vulnerabilities that must be secured.

https://www.darkreading.com/operations/power-equipment-a-new-cybersecurity-frontier-/a/d-id/1340271

 

Beware: Latest Windows 10 update is crashing computers

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/patch-tuesday-update-march2021/782266/

 

Chrome 89 Is Faster and Uses Less Memory

Over 100MB of memory per tab has been saved making for a much more responsive browsing experience.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/chrome-89-is-faster-and-uses-less-memory

 

Google says it won't stalk you across the web with cookies. Experts think it's a clever ploy to consolidate its ads empire.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/google-says-wont-stalk-across-113000726.html

 

How to Enable Chrome OS’ Android Phone Hub Right Now

https://www.howtogeek.com/715102/how-to-enable-chrome-os-android-phone-hub-right-now/

 

15 quick iPhone settings changes everyone should make right now

From Face ID working with a facial covering to Do Not Disturb and longer battery life, all are instantly achievable on your iPhone with some quick settings changes.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/15-quick-iphone-settings-changes-everyone-should-right-now/

 

Windows 10 update is causing havoc with some printers

Patches seemingly pulled, with Microsoft now investigating BSoD crashes

https://www.techradar.com/news/windows-10-update-is-causing-havoc-with-some-printers

 

America’s small businesses face the brunt of China’s Exchange server hacks

Schools and local governments are among the victims running vulnerable email servers

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/10/america-small-business-hafnium-exchange-hacks/

 

How to enable Android's Password Checkup feature

Google has released a new password checker for Android. Find out how to enable and use this security feature on your Android device.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-enable-androids-password-checkup-feature/

 

Best PSU for NVIDIA RTX 3060 in 2021

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-psu-nvidia-rtx-3060

 

How to Speed Up Your Mac

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

 

Hackers access surveillance cameras at Tesla, Cloudflare, banks, more

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-access-surveillance-cameras-at-tesla-cloudflare-banks-more/

 

How to Download and Install Microsoft PowerToys in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/143528-how-download-install-microsoft-powertoys-windows-10-a.html

 

US lawmakers introduce bill to make high-speed internet available to all

The Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act will focus on unserved and underserved areas.

https://www.engadget.com/accessible-affordable-internet-for-all-act-introduction-100024228.html

 

TweakPower

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

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

 

What Version of Windows Do I Have?

How to tell which version of Windows is installed on your computer

https://www.lifewire.com/what-version-of-windows-do-i-have-2624927

 

iOS 14.5 has a great new privacy feature for a device Apple hasn’t announced

https://bgr.com/2021/03/05/ios-14-5-privacy-features-airtags-anti-stalking/

 

Democrats are gearing up to fight for net neutrality

There are multiple paths, but no surefire one just yet

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/9/22321995/net-neutrality-ed-markey-save-the-internet-open-ajit-pai-rosenworcel

 

T-Mobile will share more of your data with advertisers — here's how to opt out

T-Mobile customers will have to opt out to avoid detailed data collection

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/t-mobile-user-data-collection

 

Network Pivots, Patch Bypasses: Exploits Hit Hard in 2020

An analysis of 50 vulnerabilities finds a spectrum of risk, from widespread vulnerabilities exploited by a variety of attackers to serious issues that will likely be exploited in 2021.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/network-pivots-patch-bypasses-exploits-hit-hard-in-2020-/d/d-id/1340384

 

5 reasons to ditch Gmail for a privacy-focused email service

https://www.komando.com/privacy/privacy-focused-email-startmail/782099/

 

AMD Locates 'Root Cause' of USB Issues on B550, X570 Motherboards

A patch will arrive through the upcoming AGESA 1.2.0.2 update, which motherboard vendors will likely start rolling out in early April via beta BIOS updates.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/amd-locates-root-cause-of-usb-issues-on-b550-x570-motherboards

 

If you're getting hounded by calls about a car warranty, you're not alone: Robocalls are spiking for the first time since before the pandemic

https://www.yahoo.com/news/youre-getting-hounded-calls-car-151223454.html

 

What Is a Human Interface Device (HID)?

https://www.howtogeek.com/713565/what-is-a-human-interface-device-hid/

 

How to use Zoom like a pro: 15 video chat tips and tricks to try today

We've got a step-by-step guide on how to change your Zoom background and your audio and video settings, and how to turn on the beauty filter.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-use-zoom-like-a-pro-15-video-chat-tips-and-tricks-to-try-today/

 

iPhone 13 could have far better battery life

Expect a bigger battery on the iPhone 13

https://www.techradar.com/news/iphone-13-leak-says-battery-life-will-be-better

 

Adobe delivers native Photoshop for Apple Silicon Macs and a way to enlarge images without losing detail

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/10/adobe-delivers-native-photoshop-for-apple-silicon-macs-and-a-way-to-enlarge-images-without-losing-detail/

 

Top 5 things to know about messaging apps

WhatsApp, Messenger and Telegram are just a few messaging app options to consider. Tom Merritt lists five things you need to know about messaging apps.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/top-5-things-to-know-about-messaging-apps/

 

Microsoft Teams will soon let you use less data during video calls

Microsoft is working on a low data mode for Teams to help people on the go.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-teams-will-soon-let-you-use-less-data

 

How to Block Camera, Microphone and Location Access in Safari for iOS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/block-camera-microphone-location-access-safari-ios/

 

Microsoft Edge Legacy will now prompt you to install Chromium Edge

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-edge-legacy-will-now-prompt-you-to-install-chromium-edge/

 

How to Install or Uninstall Miracast Connect Wireless Display Feature to Project to this PC in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutoria/157692-install-uninstall-connect-wireless-display-feature-windows-10-a.html

 

Facebook files to dismiss FTC antitrust charges

‘We believe the government should be denied the do-over it seeks.’

https://www.engadget.com/facebook-wants-ftc-antitrust-charges-dismissed-184432839.html

 

AnLink

Mirror your Android smartphone screen to the desktop computer so that you can manage documents and other operations smoother via this tool

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Mobile-Phone-Tools/AnLink.shtml

 

How to Connect the iPad to Your TV Wirelessly or With Cables

If you have the right adapters, it's easy to do

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-connect-the-ipad-to-your-tv-wirelessly-or-with-cables-1994480

 

First-ever iPad and MacBook with OLED displays reportedly coming next year

https://bgr.com/2021/03/05/macbook-pro-oled-display-ipad-2022/

 

Microsoft was warned months ago — now, the Hafnium hack has grown to gigantic proportions

The White House is calling it an active threat, promising a ‘whole of government response’

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/8/22319934/microsoft-hafnium-hack-exchange-server-email-flaw-white-house

 

How to use Windows 10 — essential tips and tricks

Our guides show you how to use Windows 10 like a pro

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/how-to-use-windows-10-tips-and-tricks

 

Molson Coors Beer Operations Halted by Hack

No details yet disclosed on the cyberattack.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/molson-coors-beer-operations-halted-by-hack/d/d-id/1340382

 

Be careful, restaurants are using a tricky tactic on delivery apps

https://www.komando.com/money/restaurant-ghost-kitchens/781653/

 

Google Maps Adds Features to Help Share and Discover New Places

Users can join a nationwide challenge, post photo updates, and make road changes.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-maps-adds-features-to-help-share-and-discover-new-places

 

How to set up any Google Home device and personalize your preferences using the Google Home app

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/set-google-home-device-personalize-203409398.html

 

Remembering ActiveX Controls, the Web’s Biggest Mistake

https://www.howtogeek.com/717016/remembering-activex-controls-the-webs-biggest-mistake/

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Users condemn Microsoft for removing KB IDs from some bug documentation

The company moved away from the identifier in some Windows update release notes — KB identifiers had been used for decades — and users remain angry.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3611409/users-condemn-microsoft-for-removing-kb-ids-from-some-bug-documentation.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Oncor raises awareness of utility scams during National Consumer Protection Week Scam attempts increase following Texas winter storms; Customers should stay alert and aware

https://www.yahoo.com/news/oncor-raises-awareness-utility-scams-205100112.html

 

A Private Alternative to Google Maps: DuckDuckGo Maps

https://www.howtogeek.com/711988/a-private-alternative-to-google-maps-duckduckgo-maps/

 

[SHOCKER] CD and DVD Discs May Fail Sooner Than You Think

https://askbobrankin.com/shocker_cd_and_dvd_discs_may_fail_sooner_than_you_think.html

 

3 tweaks that help your laptop battery last longer

Survive the day with these simple settings tweaks.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3610449/3-tweaks-that-help-your-laptop-battery-last-longer.html

 

Microsoft patches security flaw that let North Korea target researchers

Vulnerability also affects the Microsoft Edge browser

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-patches-security-flaw-that-let-north-korea-target-researchers

 

Drone vaccine delivery? Agile aircraft reimagine cold-chain logistics in rural North Carolina

The coronavirus vaccine has brought attention to the challenges associated with delivering sensitive medical supplies. These drones could help address logistical challenges in the supply chain.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/drone-vaccine-delivery-agile-aircraft-reimagine-cold-chain-logistics-in-rural-north-carolina/

 

Public companies may not grasp responsibility to investors in sharing info on cyber risk

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/public-companies-may-not-grasp-responsibility-to-investors-in-sharing-info-on-cyber-risk/

 

How to Convert Google Docs to Microsoft Word

https://www.maketecheasier.com/convert-google-docs-to-word/

 

Create a custom menu, add shortcuts for files, folders, URLs, and access it from a desktop shortcut with PopSel

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/11/create-a-custom-menu-add-shortcuts-for-files-folders-urls-and-access-it-from-a-desktop-shortcut-with-popsel/

 

Microsoft Teams now supports live transcriptions within meetings

The latest feature for Microsoft Teams makes it easy to follow along in a meeting.

https://www.windowscentral.com/live-transcription-speaker-attribution-rolling-out-microsoft-teams

 

Apple wants you to 'follow' podcasts rather than subscribe

Apple seemingly wants word that implies podcasts are free.

https://www.engadget.com/apple-podcasts-follow-ios-14-5-143544059.html

 

US seizes more domains used in COVID-19 vaccine phishing attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-seizes-more-domains-used-in-covid-19-vaccine-phishing-attacks/

 

Chromebook update just stole the best MacBook features — here’s what’s new

Chromebooks get huge upgrades in Chrome OS M89

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/chrome-os-m89-just-stole-some-of-the-best-macbook-features-heres-whats-new

 

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

 

This crazy Android phone has 18GB of RAM and a cooling fan

https://bgr.com/2021/03/04/redmagic-6-pro-specs-price-release-date/

 

Google links Android phones to Chromebooks with new Phone Hub feature

Chrome OS is getting a bunch of new features to celebrate 10 years

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/9/22321624/google-chrome-os-new-features-phone-hub-nearby-share-chromebooks

 

How worried should you be about your M1 Mac’s SSD lifespan?

Users are concerned over SSD lifespan with the M1 swapping from memory under heavy loads. It's not something to ignore, but the fact is, SSDs last a lot longer than most people think.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3611328/how-worried-should-you-be-about-your-m1-macs-ssd-lifespan.html

 

Microsoft Pushes Patches for Older Versions of Exchange Server

Additional patches arrive as CISA issues an alert urging all organizations to immediately patch the Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/microsoft-pushes-patches-for-older-versions-of-exchange-server/d/d-id/1340354

 

Your work from home tax questions, answered

https://www.komando.com/money/work-from-home-tax-answers/781958/

 

Verizon: We'll Cover 100 Million With C-Band 5G by Next March

Verizon reveals plans for its new 5G haul, which it will call 'Ultra Wideband.'

https://www.pcmag.com/news/verizon-well-cover-100-million-with-c-band-5g-by-next-march

 

5 bad password habits you should clean up now -- here's how

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/passwords-mistakes-lastpass-yahoo-subscriptions-163522053.html

 

Microsoft Is Removing Windows 10’s “3D Objects” Folder

https://www.howtogeek.com/715362/microsoft-is-removing-windows-10s-3d-objects-folder/

 

Here’s How to Boost Your WiFi Signal

https://askbobrankin.com/heres_how_to_boost_your_wifi_signal.html

 

The first USB4 products are here: What to know, what to buy

Because Thunderbolt 4 is a superset of USB4, the easiest way to ensure USB4 compatibility may be to buy an 11th-gen Intel Core PC.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3610229/the-first-usb4-products-are-here-what-to-know-what-to-buy.html

 

Apple reveals another major EU expansion

Apple's European Silicon Design Center claims to be Europe's largest

https://www.techradar.com/news/apple-reveals-another-major-eu-expansion

 

The Linux desktop is boring again, and that's a good thing

Jack Wallen has become nostalgic for the Linux desktop days of old. What does that say for the current state of the UI?

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-its-a-good-thing-that-the-linux-desktop-is-boring-again/

 

‘Educational’ ransomware program may instead become a how-to guide for attackers

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/educational-ransomware-program-may-instead-become-a-how-to-guide-for-attackers/

 

What You Should Do If Windows 10 Fails to Start

https://www.maketecheasier.com/windows-10-failed-to-start/

 

March 2021 cumulative updates cause printing bluescreens on Windows 10 devices

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/10/march-2021-cumulative-updates-cause-printing-bluescreens-on-windows-10-devices/

 

Alleged Chinese attack on Microsoft Exchange remains an 'active threat,' says US government

Despite Microsoft's security patches, the recent hack on its Exchange server software remains an "active threat."

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-exchange-hack-update

 

T-Mobile will start automatically enrolling customers in an ad targeting program

Subscribers will need to go out of their way to opt out if they don't want the carrier to collect their data.

https://www.engadget.com/t-mobile-ad-targeting-program-205736695.html

 

Windows 10 Cumulative Updates KB5000808 & KB5000802 released

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-cumulative-updates-kb5000808-and-kb5000802-released/

 

Apple Silicon M1 Macs finally getting Adobe Photoshop — what to know and what's missing

Adobe Photoshop is finally, truly on Apple Silicon M1 Macs

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/apple-silicon-m1-macs-finally-getting-adobe-photoshop-what-to-know-and-whats-missing

 

Microsoft Releases New Windows 10 System Icons

Microsoft is working on making Windows 10 a more modern operating system in all regards, and as many of us know already, one of the parts that have until now been rather ignored is the system icon pack offered by default.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-releases-new-windows-10-system-icons-532338.shtml

 

If you use this app, your private data might have been exposed in a big data breach

https://bgr.com/2021/03/03/zee5-data-breach-reported-9-million-users-exposed/

 

Twitter sues Texas attorney general to stop content moderation probe

‘This retaliatory conduct violates the Constitution.’

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/9/22321327/twitter-ken-paxton-texas-ag-lawsuit-content-moderation-probe

 

Adobe launches M1-native Photoshop with massive speed boosts, ‘minor feature differences’

Don't worry, you can always go back to the Rosetta version.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3611169/adobe-launches-m1-native-photoshop-with-massive-speed-boosts-minor-feature-differences.html

 

Microsoft Exchange Server Attack Escalation Prompts Patching Panic

US government officials weigh in on the attacks and malicious activity, which researchers believe may be the work of multiple groups.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/microsoft-exchange-server-attack-escalation-prompts-patching-panic/d/d-id/1340349

 

8 apps you need to delete from your phone now

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/alienbot-banker-trojan-apps/782169/

 

Charging Your Phone Overnight: Battery Myths Debunked

Is it bad—or even dangerous—to leave a smartphone plugged in as you sleep? The answer is complicated, as are many things regarding batteries.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/charging-your-phone-overnight-battery-myths-debunked

 

How to check the power supply on your PC, a crucial step before upgrading it

https://www.yahoo.com/news/check-power-supply-pc-crucial-152951947.html

 

How to Export Contacts in Gmail

https://www.howtogeek.com/709323/how-to-export-contacts-in-gmail/

 

Try VLC: A Better Media Player

https://askbobrankin.com/try_vlc_a_better_media_player.html

 

Google is working to solve the Chromebook's support problem

If a Chromebook goes out of support and doesn't receive browser updates, some sites won't give it access. Google's working to fix this.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3611110/google-is-working-to-solve-the-chromebooks-support-problem.html

 

Microsoft Excel update is offering some welcome extra security protection

Microsoft encourages other antivirus products to use its new protection mechanism

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-excel-update-is-offering-some-welcome-extra-security-protection

 

Microsoft's new Power Fx is an open-source language based on Excel

Microsoft Power Fx is an open-source programming language that hopes to make coding as straightforward as building a spreadsheet.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsofts-new-power-fx-is-an-open-source-language-based-on-excel/

 

Google Chrome users take at least one month to update, as zero-days lurk

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cloud-security/google-chrome-users-take-at-least-one-month-to-update-as-zero-days-lurk/

 

How to Delete Your Personal Data from the Internet

https://www.maketecheasier.com/delete-personal-data-from-internet/

 

Preview text, images, audio, video and PDF files quickly in Explorer with WinQuickLook

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/10/preview-text-images-audio-video-and-pdf-files-quickly-in-explorer-with-winquicklook/

 

Microsoft Teams now supports live transcriptions within meetings

The latest feature for Microsoft Teams makes it easy to follow along in a meeting

https://www.windowscentral.com/live-transcription-speaker-attribution-rolling-out-microsoft-teams

 

Chrome OS is getting a big redesign for its 10th birthday

New features include a Phone Hub, better screenshot tools and Nearby Share.

https://www.engadget.com/chrome-os-10-anniversary-redesign-phone-hub-180011118.html

 

Hackers hiding Supernova malware in SolarWinds Orion linked to China

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-hiding-supernova-malware-in-solarwinds-orion-linked-to-china/

 

Amazon Vesta robot just leaked — everything you need to know

Amazon Vesta could be your Echo on wheels, if it ever gets released

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/amazon-vesta-robot-just-leaked-everything-you-need-to-know

 

Microsoft Announces Big New Features for Excel on the Web

Microsoft has announced a major feature update for Excel on the web, and it all starts with easier worksheet navigation, as the company added a new All Sheets button in the lower left corner to make it easier to select a specific worksheet.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-announces-big-new-features-for-excel-on-the-web-532341.shtml

 

This man claims his iPhone X exploded in his pocket, and the photos are scary

https://bgr.com/2021/03/03/iphone-fire-lawsuit-explodes-australia-burns/

 

How to create a PDF file

It’s easy — just use your print feature

https://www.theverge.com/22321091/pdf-adobe-how-to-create-mac-windows

 

An Apple Watch for kids is the perfect way to keep the Series 3 alive

Fitbit is straight-up schooling Apple on how to make a watch for kids—but it doesn't have to be that way.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3610786/fitbit-is-straight-up-schooling-apple-on-how-to-make-a-watch-for-kids.html

 

Why Data Privacy Should Be on President Biden's Agenda for His First 100 Days

The new administration is in an excellent position to make significant progress on data privacy -- not just because it's needed, but also because it's time.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/why-data-privacy-should-be-on-president-bidens-agenda-for-his-first-100-days/a/d-id/1340244

 

Update your iPhone now! Patch fixes major security issue

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/critical-ios-update/782096/

 

Samsung's Galaxy A32 Promises C-Band 5G for Less Money

Support for next year's 5G pops up in what should be a $300 phone.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/samsungs-galaxy-a32-promises-c-band-5g-for-less-money

 

America’s digital divide is blocking the most vulnerable people from vaccines

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/americas-digital-divide-is-blocking-the-most-vulnerable-people-from-vaccines-205936990.html

 

How to Disconnect Your Roku TV From Wi-Fi

https://www.howtogeek.com/714597/how-to-disconnect-your-roku-tv-from-wi-fi/

 

Geekly Update - 10 March 2021

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_10_march_2021.html

 

How to change your computer name in Windows 10

Don't like the randomly generated name Windows 10 gives your PC after a clean install? Here's how to change it.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3017398/how-to-change-your-computer-name-in-windows-10.html

 

All online payments could be in danger of being hacked

Technology can only go so far to protect users as 3DSecure system comes under attack

https://www.techradar.com/news/all-online-payments-could-be-in-danger-of-being-hacked

 

How to install the Bacula backup server on Ubuntu 20.04

If you're looking for one of the best networkable Linux backup solutions, you cannot go wrong with Bacula. Jack Wallen walks you through the installation and setup of the server portion.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-install-the-bacula-backup-server-on-ubuntu-20-04/

 

How auto-scanning and scripting helped Exchange attackers rack up victims

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/how-auto-scanning-and-scripting-helped-exchange-attackers-rack-up-victims/

 

26 Firefox Quantum About:Config Tricks You Need to Learn

https://www.maketecheasier.com/28-coolest-firefox-aboutconfig-tricks/

 

Dupe Clear is an open source duplicate file finder tool for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/06/dupe-clear-is-an-open-source-duplicate-file-finder-tool-for-windows/

 

Apple now says 'TRY THE NEW SAFARI' when you use Microsoft Edge

Apple now suggests using its own browser when you open up Microsoft Edge.

https://www.windowscentral.com/apple-now-says-try-new-safari-when-you-use-microsoft-edge

 

Samsung's 980 NVMe SSD boasts high performance with a tradeoff

It's priced lower than the 970 Evo line, but there's a reason for it.

https://www.engadget.com/samsung-980-nvme-ssd-150012298.html

 

Google Chrome to block port 554 to stop NAT Slipstreaming attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-chrome-to-block-port-554-to-stop-nat-slipstreaming-attacks/

 

These dangerous Android apps can hijack your phone — what to do now

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/malicious-android-apps-alienbot

 

Skyperious

Explore, browse through databases, containing Skype conversations, contacts or additional data and edit or merge the information

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Chat/Other-Chat-Tools/Skyperious.shtml

 

Apple might replace the iPhone’s Lightning port with something much better

https://bgr.com/2021/03/03/iphone-magsafe-wired-charging-patent/

 

NFTs, explained (what has been in the news is plain nuts)

I have questions about this emerging... um... art form? Platform?

https://www.theverge.com/22310188/nft-explainer-what-is-blockchain-crypto-art-faq

 

How to revive or restore an unresponsive Mac from another Mac

If your recent series Mac won’t boot, you can try to “revive” or “restore” it.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3610732/how-to-revive-or-restore-an-unresponsive-mac-from-another-mac.html

 

Microsoft Exchange Server Exploits Hit Retail, Government, Education

Mandiant researchers identify a range of victims affected in attacks targeting newly reported Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/microsoft-exchange-server-exploits-hit-retail-government-education/d/d-id/1340338

 

Careful where you selfie: Hackers are using WFH photos to steal your info

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/wfh-photos-lead-to-cyberattacks/781969/

 

How to Check Your Laptop's Battery Health in Windows 10

The Windows 10 Battery Report feature breaks down whether your PC's power source is ready to give out or has some life left in it. Here's how to monitor your laptop's battery life.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-check-your-laptops-battery-health-in-windows-10

 

AMD Launches New Graphics Card For Gaming Market: What You Need to Know

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amd-launches-graphics-card-gaming-215927089.html

 

Netflix 'test' pushes password sharers to get their own account

The company is asking some users to verify their accounts.

https://www.engadget.com/netflix-account-sharing-notification-test-215153548.html

 

Use this bootable USB drive on Linux to rescue Windows users

WoeUSB makes Windows boot disks from Linux and help your friends unlock their out-of-commission machines.

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

 

What is a Backup Image?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aLlrb6l4oc

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VaccineFinder.org makes it easy to figure out where to get a COVID-19 vaccination

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/vaccinefinder-org-makes-it-easy-to-figure-out-where-to-get-a-covid-19-vaccination/

 

Android 11 Upgrade Report Card: Well, this is awkward

After last year's Android upgrade delivery improvements, this new data surrounding the Android 11 rollout is a little hard to process.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3606708/android-11-upgrade-report-card.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Automate tasks with Power Automate Desktop for Windows 10—no additional cost

https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/automate-tasks-with-power-automate-desktop-for-windows-10-no-additional-cost/

 

What is a cyberattack? A guide to the different methods cybercriminals use to harm computers and steal data

https://news.yahoo.com/cyberattack-guide-different-methods-cybercriminals-182750546.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=2_04

 

The Best Linux Distributions Without systemd

https://www.howtogeek.com/713847/the-best-linux-distributions-without-systemd/

 

Fitbit down: services are back online, and fitness data is syncing as normal

Fitbit outage caused frustration for many hours

https://www.techradar.com/news/fitbit-down-app-outage-affecting-users-worldwide

 

Chinese hackers targeted SolarWinds customers in parallel with Russian op

New data suggests that Russia wasn't the only nation-state hacking customers.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/03/chinese-hackers-targeted-solarwinds-customers-in-parallel-with-russian-op/

 

Change This Ad Setting to Stop T-Mobile's Data Tracking

https://lifehacker.com/change-this-ad-setting-to-stop-t-mobiles-data-tracking-1846440651

 

Google Promises to Stop Tracking Users But Will Track Groups

https://www.maketecheasier.com/google-promises-stop-tracking-users-but-will-track-groups/

 

MeetInOne for Google Meet

Try a lightweight Google Meet client, suitable for freelancers and remote-working individuals, that helps you manages your meetings better

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Chat/Other-Chat-Tools/MeetInOne-for-Google-Meet.shtml

 

Report: Quality, not quantity, is the hallmark of the latest waves of phishing attacks

Cybercriminals have changed tactics since COVID-19, with surgically precise social engineering attacks targeting business apps replacing batch-and-blast phishing.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/report-quality-not-quantity-is-the-hallmark-of-the-latest-waves-of-phishing-attacks/

 

Switching from Android to iPhone made easy

So you’re ready to make the leap from Google to Apple. Here’s what you need to know.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3541527/how-to-switch-from-android-to-iphone-tips.html

 

These Shortcuts can help you clean out your iPhone or iPad

Want to get started with Apple's Shortcuts? Here's a handy crash course.

https://www.engadget.com/how-to-use-apple-shortcuts-ios-iphone-ipad-digital-organization-133011564.html

 

A Basic Timeline of the Exchange Mass-Hack

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/03/a-basic-timeline-of-the-exchange-mass-hack/

 

Chinese and Russian Hackers Reportedly Stole Vaccine Data from European Drug Regulator

https://gizmodo.com/chinese-and-russian-hackers-reportedly-stole-vaccine-da-1846426656

 

RIP USB: These new cables thinner than a strand of hair are 10x faster

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/rip-usb-these-new-cables-thinner-than-a-strand-of-hair-are-10x-faster

 

Samsung’s new 980 NVMe SSD costs less to make, so it costs less to buy

It ditches DRAM for the first time, with encouraging results

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/9/22307402/samsung-980-nvme-ssd-dram-pcie-3-speed-price

 

Ubuntu Studio review

Ubuntu Studio is a multimedia creator offshoot of the popular Linux Ubuntu Operating system: Is it for you?

https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/ubuntu-studio-review

 

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

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

 

Don’t bite: Real COVID vaccines reportedly being sold on the Dark Web

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/covid-vaccines-dark-web/781981/

 

How to Customize Your Default Apps in Windows and macOS

Want to make sure photos open in Photoshop, web pages open in Chrome, and text files open in Word? You can control which app launches when you open a file on a Windows PC or Mac. Here's how to set your default apps.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-customize-your-default-apps-in-windows-and-macos

 

At least 10 hacking groups using Microsoft software flaw: researchers

https://news.yahoo.com/least-10-hacking-groups-using-162453298.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=2_04

 

How to Limit Responses in Google Forms

https://www.howtogeek.com/709772/how-to-limit-responses-in-google-forms/

 

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

 

Report: Tesla is secretly building a giant 100 MW battery in Texas

Last month's power failures in Texas highlighted grid reliability concerns.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/03/report-tesla-is-secretly-building-a-giant-100-mw-battery-in-texas/

 

Enable Your Laptop's Performance Mode For Faster Speed

https://lifehacker.com/enable-your-laptops-performance-mode-for-faster-speed-1846441704

 

5 of the Best Hardware Security Keys for Two-Factor Authentication

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-hardware-security-keys/

 

SingleFile for Firefox

Use this neat extension if you want to save a browser page in one single HTML file, with all the resources, including pictures, in it

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Mozilla-Extensions/SingleFile-for-Firefox.shtml

 

PC shipments expected to inch up this year despite supply shortages

Demand for devices will continue from at-home workers and students, though gains could be hampered by component shortages, says Canalys.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/pc-shipments-expected-to-inch-up-this-year-despite-supply-shortages/

 

Why Apple's security works: It locks out both the bad guys and the good guys

Apple’s supposed security conundrum is a feature, not a bug.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3610758/maclope-apple-security-hackers-research-macos-ios.html

 

Apple releases iOS 14.4.1 and macOS 11.2.3 to address a WebKit vulnerability

The company recommends downloading the updates as soon as possible.

https://www.engadget.com/apple-ios-14-4-1-macos-11-2-3-185929236.html

 

At Least 30,000 U.S. Organizations Newly Hacked Via Holes in Microsoft’s Email Software

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/03/at-least-30000-u-s-organizations-newly-hacked-via-holes-in-microsofts-email-software/

 

Facebook Is Reportedly Under Investigation for 'Systemic' Racial Bias in Its Workplace

https://gizmodo.com/facebook-is-reportedly-under-investigation-for-systemic-1846423024

 

Verizon’s new 4G network is so fast it puts most 5G to shame — here’s how

Verizon is using CBRS spectrum to bolster 4G performance in some areas, and it's really fast

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/verizons-new-4g-network-is-so-fast-it-puts-most-5g-to-shame-heres-how

 

LOGITECH’S CIRCLE VIEW DOORBELL IS THE CLOSEST THING WE HAVE TO AN APPLE-MADE DOORBELL

For better and worse

https://www.theverge.com/22318478/logitech-circle-view-doorbell-homekit-review-test-price

 

Xbox Series X controller: Reports about faulty buttons are trickling in — here's Microsoft's response

The Xbox Series X controller is in hot water for faulty buttons

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/xbox-series-x-controller-reports-about-faulty-buttons-are-trickling-in-heres-microsofts-response

 

How To Copy Files Faster

https://www.techjunkie.com/copy-files-faster/

 

5 free security downloads every computer needs

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/free-security-downloads/742285/

 

The Best Tricks Inside Microsoft's Edge Browser

The new Chromium version of Edge offers several enhancements over its predecessor. These tips highlight the best hidden features we’ve found in Microsoft’s new browser.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/microsoft-edge-browser-tips-tricks

 

Xbox test brings Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser to consoles

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/xbox-chromium-edge-browser-alpha-test-182753320.html

 

How to Make Firefox Always Open Your Previously Open Tabs

https://www.howtogeek.com/709932/how-to-make-firefox-always-open-your-previously-open-tabs/

 

Apple and Google’s infamous ‘app tax’ could be under threat

Legislation passed in Arizona sets an unwelcome precedent for Apple and Google

https://www.techradar.com/news/apple-and-googles-infamous-app-tax-could-be-under-threat

 

AT&T broke US law in scheme to beat revenue forecast, SEC lawsuit says

SEC: AT&T leaked phone-sale data to analysts in order to avoid revenue "miss."

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/03/att-broke-us-law-in-scheme-to-beat-revenue-forecast-sec-lawsuit-says/

 

Update Your Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch Today

https://lifehacker.com/update-your-mac-iphone-ipad-and-apple-watch-today-1846439263

 

How to Delete Your Personal Data from the Internet

https://www.maketecheasier.com/delete-personal-data-from-internet/

 

Whale

Surf the Internet with the help of this highly customizable web browser whose highlights include the possibility of viewing two tabs simultaneously, a hideable sidebar, and an overall beautiful design

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Browsers/Whale-Naver.shtml

 

Politics and religion: How the new normal neutralized former work taboos

Sure 9-to-5 is dead, but welcome to the workplace upside down, where what was considered inappropriate only a year ago is a new cultural norm.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/politics-and-religion-how-the-new-normal-neutralized-former-work-taboos/

 

macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 update is now available with WebKit fix

Stops a “memory corruption issue” that could be exploited by a malicious website to execute code without your knowing it.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3610704/macos-big-sur-11-2-3-update-is-now-available-with-webkit-fix.html

 

Gatorade made a sweat patch to track your perspiration

Just what can your perspiration tell you?

https://www.engadget.com/gatorade-gx-sweat-patch-test-hands-on-163043102.html

 

Three Top Russian Cybercrime Forums Hacked

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/03/three-top-russian-cybercrime-forums-hacked/

 

Microsoft's 'Crazy Huge Hack,' Explained

https://gizmodo.com/microsofts-crazy-huge-hack-explained-1846422574

 

Apple TV 2021: Release date, price, specs, remote and leaks

Are we getting an Apple TV 2021 upgrade this year?

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/apple-tv-2021-release-date-price-specs-remote-and-leaks

 

Please do not give billionaire Jack Dorsey money for his tweet

Apparently you can actually sell your tweets as NFT

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/5/22316320/jack-dorsey-original-tweet-nft-cent-valuables

 

Who needs a tutor? Microsoft adds Math Solver tool to Edge Browser: How to use it

A new tool in Microsoft Edge will help you solve complex math problems

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/who-needs-a-tutor-microsoft-adds-math-solver-tool-to-edge-browser-how-to-use-it

 

How To Edit PDF Documents [February 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/create-edit-pdf-documents/

 

Time-saving trick: How to sync your Google and Apple calendars

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/sync-google-and-apple-calendars/781953/

 

WTF Is an NFT? The Latest Cryptocurrency Craze Explained

A non-fungible token (NFT) is a digital certificate for intellectual property stored on the blockchain. And Nyan Cat, Grimes, and Kings of Leon are all involved. Let us explain.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/wtf-is-an-nft-the-latest-cryptocurrency-craze-explained

 

It’s time to spring clean your slow computer. 6 things you can do right now

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/spring-clean-slow-computer-system-mechanic-yahoo-subscriptions-210620433.html

 

How to Change the Default Search Engine on Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/710307/how-to-change-the-default-search-engine-on-android/

 

HDMI 2.1 TV: why the new cable standard matters

HDMI 2.1 TVs are bringing faster gaming and even 8K to our screens

https://www.techradar.com/news/new-faster-hdmi-21-cables-are-on-the-way-heres-what-you-need-to-know

 

Demand for fee to use password app LastPass sparks backlash

Pay up or face restrictions on access, say new private-equity owners.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/03/demand-for-fee-to-use-password-app-lastpass-sparks-backlash/

 

How to Learn to Touch Type as an Adult

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-learn-to-touch-type-as-an-adult-1846431221

 

openSUSE Review: A Linux Distro for the Practical User

https://www.maketecheasier.com/opensuse-review/

 

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

 

COBOL remains alive and well, despite its age

While the future is uncertain, the decades-old programming language running on mainframes proved its staying power during the pandemic. Now, more professionals are needed.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/cobol-remains-alive-and-well-despite-its-age/

 

Apple pushes iOS 14.4.1 with important Safari security updates

If you have an iPhone 6s or later, head over to Software Update to install it.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3610737/apple-pushes-ios-14-4-1-with-important-safari-security-updates.html

 

US plans 'a mix of actions' against Russia over SolarWinds cyberattack

The government will reportedly start carrying those out within the next three weeks.

https://www.engadget.com/us-russia-solarwinds-hack-retaliation-microsoft-china-165525103.html

 

Microsoft: Chinese Cyberspies Used 4 Exchange Server Flaws to Plunder Emails

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/03/microsoft-chinese-cyberspies-used-4-exchange-server-flaws-to-plunder-emails/

 

Apple Security Fixes Mean It's Time to Update Your iPhones, iPads, Macs and Watches

https://gizmodo.com/apple-security-fixes-mean-its-time-to-update-your-iphon-1846435569

 

Fireside podcast app from Mark Cuban is here to challenge Clubhouse — how it’s different

Fireside is like a cross between Clubhouse and Anchor, and it could be huge for podcasting.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/fireside-podcast-app-from-mark-cuban-is-here-to-challenge-clubhouse-how-its-different

 

The SEC is dragging AT&T to court for illegally duping analysts into lowering expectations

AT&T’s CFO instructed the IR department to ‘work the analysts’

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/5/22316163/sec-att-nonpublic-information-analysts-beat-quarterly-estimates

 

What is a Chromebook and why you should or shouldn't buy one

Our advice on whether to leave Windows 10 and macOS to buy a Chromebook

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/chromebook-buying-advice

 

How To Remove A Specific Site’s History And Cookies In Chrome

https://www.techjunkie.com/remove-specific-sites-history-cookies-chrome/

 

15 Alexa commands you’ll wish you knew sooner

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/helpful-alexa-commands/781684/

 

How to Back Up Your iPhone or Android Device With Google One

Worried about losing important photos and files on your mobile device? Google One can back up certain data from your phone for safekeeping.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/back-up-iphone-android-device-with-google-one

 

Finding the needles in 'big data' haystacks

https://www.yahoo.com/news/finding-needles-big-data-haystacks-150200498.html

 

5 must-have Linux media players

Whether its movies or music, Linux has you covered with some great media players.

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

 

What's in the latest Edge update? Vertical tabs for all, and faster start-ups

Version 89 of Microsoft's Edge browser kills off 33 security vulnerabilities and is supposed to boost startup times by up to 41%.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3586259/whats-in-the-latest-edge-update-rollbacks-and-new-browser-telemetry-policies.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Payroll/HR Giant PrismHR Hit by Ransomware?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/03/payroll-hr-giant-prismhr-hit-by-ransomware/

 

DARPA Chooses Intel, Microsoft to Quest for Cryptography’s Holy Grail

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/320616-darpa-chooses-intel-microsoft-to-quest-for-cryptographys-holy-grail

 

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

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

 

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Microsoft’s big email hack: What happened, who did it, and why it matters

  - On March 2, Microsoft said there were vulnerabilities in its Exchange Server mail and calendar software for corporate and government data centers. The vulnerabilities go back 10 years, and have been exploited by Chinese hackers at least since January.

  - The group, which Microsoft has dubbed Hafnium, has aimed to gain information from defense contractors, schools and other entities in the U.S., according to a blog post by Microsoft VP Tom Burt.

  - The hack could lead companies to spend more on security software and adopting cloud-based email instead of running their own email servers in-house.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/09/microsoft-exchange-hack-explained.html

 

Blockchain Sleuthing Firm Calls Nigeria ‘Focal Point’ for Africa’s Crypto Scams

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/blockchain-sleuthing-firm-calls-nigeria-170000020.html

 

How to Pin a Folder or a File to Your Mac’s Dock

https://www.howtogeek.com/712237/how-to-pin-a-folder-or-a-file-to-your-macs-dock/

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 vs. AMD Radeon RX 6800: Which GPU should you buy?

https://www.windowscentral.com/rtx-3080-vs-rx-6800

 

Google is making big under-the-hood changes to Gmail

Gmail IMAP and POP can now be enabled separately as well as on a per-app basis

https://www.techradar.com/news/google-is-making-big-under-the-hood-changes-to-gmail

 

Microsoft Windows Security Updates March 2021 overview

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/09/microsoft-windows-security-updates-march-2021-overview/

 

How banks and banking customers can protect themselves against financial crimes

Account takeovers and online banking fraud are two types of attacks on the rise against financial institutions and their customers, says Feedzai.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-banks-and-banking-customers-can-protect-themselves-against-financial-crimes/

 

Scammers impersonate execs to target big payout of investor dollars

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/email-security/scammers-impersonate-execs-to-target-big-payout-of-investor-dollars/

 

6 Ways to Easily Convert Audio Files to Text

https://www.maketecheasier.com/convert-audio-to-text/

 

How to Enable Line Wrap in Source View in Edge and Chrome

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-enable-line-wrap-in-source-view-in-edge-and-chrome

 

Police Reportedly Going After Windows 10 Users Who Bought Cheap Keys Online

In theory, Windows 10 is available with a paid license, but a loophole that Microsoft itself ignored for years allowed Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users to upgrade free of charge to the new operating system even after a dedicated promo in this regard came to end.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/police-reportedly-going-after-windows-10-users-who-bought-cheap-keys-online-532310.shtml

 

How to uninstall apps on Windows 10

Windows 10 includes at least sevent ways to uninstall apps using Settings, Start menu, Control Panel, WinGet, PowerShell, and CMD, and here's how to use them all.

https://pureinfotech.com/uninstall-apps-windows-10/

 

Your next Android flagship phone could be much cheaper — here's how

Qualcomm's new chip could make phones more affordable, but there's a trade-off

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/your-next-android-flagship-phone-could-be-much-cheaper-heres-how

 

How to run a battery life report on your Windows laptop

Use the command line to find out all about your battery

https://www.theverge.com/22315955/windows-pc-battery-life-report-how-to-laptop

 

Microsoft's 'Crazy Huge Hack,' Explained

https://gizmodo.com/microsofts-crazy-huge-hack-explained-1846422574

 

What Wi-Fi 6E means for the future of the iPhone, iPad, and Mac

New frequency spectrum means faster speed and better reliability.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3610594/wifi-6e-explained-spectrum-speeds-reliability-iphone-ipad-mac.html

 

Microsoft Ships Massive Security Patch Bundle

https://www.securityweek.com/microsoft-ships-massive-security-patch-bundle

 

Russian, Chinese hackers may have stolen European vaccine data

Russia reportedly wanted info on where Pfizer's vaccine would go.

https://www.engadget.com/russia-china-hack-european-medicines-agency-171924406.html

 

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

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

 

Tested: Verizon's New 4G Beats 5G, Big Time

Verizon's new CBRS airwaves bring 800Mbps downloads to 4G phones, and provide a hint of what next year's C-band 5G could look like.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/tested-verizons-new-4g-beats-5g-big-time

 

Fortnite Row Aftermath: Arizona House Passes Bill That Will Require Apple, Google To Let App Developers Chose Outside Payments Systems

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/fortnite-row-aftermath-arizona-house-040924477.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/

 

Xbox Wireless Controller not responding? Microsoft is working on a fix.

Some Xbox Controllers are having an issue registering button presses.

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-controller-not-responding-microsoft-working-fix

 

Microsoft Excel gets several welcome upgrades for web use

Keyboard shortcuts, version history and multiple range section are now available in Excel for the web

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-excel-gets-several-welcome-upgrades-for-web-use

 

HWiNFO64 7.00 split into free and commercial versions

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/09/hwinfo64-7-00-split-into-free-and-commercial-versions/

 

Microsoft and IBM use apprentice programs to diversify the tech world and solve the labor shortage

Apprenti works with tech companies in 15 states to expand the pipeline of software engineers, cloud administrators and data analysts.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-and-ibm-use-apprentice-programs-to-diversify-the-tech-world-and-solve-the-labor-shortage/

 

Researcher finds 5 privilege escalation vulnerabilities in Linux kernel

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/researcher-finds-5-privilege-escalation-vulnerabilities-in-linux-kernel/

 

How to Schedule Dark Mode to Run Automatically at Sunset in macOS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/schedule-activate-dark-mode-macos-automatically-at-sunset/

 

WOT browser extension will tell you which sites are safe to visit

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/wot-browser-extension-will-tell-you-which-sites-are-safe-to-visit

 

Intel Makes Available New Graphics Driver - Get Version 27.20.100.9316

Intel has just rolled out a new graphics driver fit for the 64-bit variant of Microsoft’s Windows 10 DCH operating system, namely version 27.20.100.9316, which fixes crashes seen when launching Outriders, improves loading time for Death Stranding, and adds stability fixes for DaVinci Resolve on Intel Iris Xe Max graphics.

https://drivers.softpedia.com/blog/intel-makes-available-new-graphics-driver-get-version-27-20-100-9316-532342.shtml

 

How to adjust app sound individually on Windows 10

Do you want to adjust the sound level for a particular app or you want to lower the system sound only? Then use these steps on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/adjust-app-sound-windows-10/

 

Amazon Assistant browser extension is built to spy on you, web expert says

It could be the 'perfect' machine for tracking users

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/amazon-assistant-privacy

 

The best free password manager

Keep your accounts safe without spending a cent

https://www.theverge.com/22311182/best-free-password-manager-bitwarden-zoho-vault-roboform-sticky-password

 

This Rapid 3D-Printing Method Could Be the Secret to Developing 3D-Printed Organs

https://gizmodo.com/this-rapid-3d-printing-method-could-be-the-secret-to-de-1846424035

 

The iPad Pro doesn't need an M1 processor... or does it?

The benefits might be greater than a speed boost.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3610411/ipad-pro-refresh-m1-processor.html

 

Flaws in Apple Location Tracking System Could Lead to User Identification

https://www.securityweek.com/flaws-apple-location-tracking-system-could-lead-user-identification

 

iCloud allegedly locked out a user over her last name

It appears to be a very unusual bug.

https://www.engadget.com/icloud-true-last-name-lock-out-192224309.html

 

Komando DIY: 7 must-try iPhone tricks

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/komando-diy-7-must-try-iphone-tricks/742565/

 

New Material Allows Lithium-Ion Batteries to Maintain Full Capacity for 5 Years

It's called bis-imino-acenaphthenequinone-paraphenylene (BP) copolymer.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/new-material-allows-lithium-ion-batteries-to-maintain-full-capacity-for

 

How to install a Ring video doorbell so you can see who or what is at your door

https://www.yahoo.com/news/install-ring-video-doorbell-see-162105911.html

 

How to Make a “Go Home” Directions Shortcut on iPhone

https://www.howtogeek.com/713430/how-to-make-a-go-home-directions-shortcut-on-iphone/

 

Microsoft Edge on iOS, Android about to get more features faster than ever

Microsoft is unifying the codebases of Edge's mobile apps and Edge on the desktop.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-working-unify-codebase-edge-across-all-platforms

 

Brave is making a big leap into the search market

Brave Search will offer a private alternative to Google Search

https://www.techradar.com/news/brave-is-making-a-big-leap-into-the-search-market

 

Manage container tabs efficiently from a side panel with the Container Tabs Sidebar extension for Firefox

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/09/manage-container-tabs-efficiently-from-a-side-panel-with-the-container-tabs-sidebar-extension-for-firefox/

 

Scams: How to protect yourself when job hunting

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/scams-how-to-protect-yourself-when-job-hunting/

 

Hackers, nation-states target US black community to commit fraud, sow division

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/hackers-nation-states-target-us-black-community-to-commit-fraud-sow-division/

 

How to Speed Up Your Mac

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

 

Microsoft Edge 89 makes browser performance improvements

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-edge-89-makes-browser-performance-improvements-105245/

 

Microsoft Announces Big New Features for Excel on the Web

Microsoft has announced a major feature update for Excel on the web, and it all starts with easier worksheet navigation, as the company added a new All Sheets button in the lower left corner to make it easier to select a specific worksheet.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-announces-big-new-features-for-excel-on-the-web-532341.shtml

 

Windows 10 20H2 soon to be forced onto PCs nearing end of service

Microsoft will soon start forcing Windows 10 20H2 automatically on devices running an older release nearing the end of service.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-20h2-forced-pcs-nearing-end-service/

 

How to make a video call using the Echo Show

Stay in touch with video calls on your Echo Show

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/how-to-make-a-video-call-using-the-echo-show

 

Here’s why it’s important to audit your Amazon Alexa skills (and how to do it)

New research shows potential privacy vulnerabilities in Alexa’s skills

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/5/22315211/amazon-alexa-skills-how-to-remove-security-privacy-problems

 

The Latest Microsoft Hack Looks Like It Could Be Huge

https://gizmodo.com/the-latest-microsoft-hack-looks-like-it-could-be-huge-1846397829

 

iCloud email won’t send? Here's what to check to fix it

iCloud has restrictions that could prevent your email from being sent.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3609598/icloud-email-wont-send-heres-what-to-check-to-fix-it.html

 

New Side-Channel Attack Targets Intel CPU Ring Interconnect

https://www.securityweek.com/new-side-channel-attack-targets-intel-cpu-ring-interconnect

 

Twitter is testing an 'Undo Send' button for tweets

The feature was first mentioned last year.

https://www.engadget.com/twitter-is-testing-an-undo-send-button-for-tweets-121020549.html

 

Clever uses for your old phone: Security camera, alarm clock, emergency calling

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/clever-uses-for-your-old-phone-security-camera-alarm-clock-emergency-calling/773257/

 

Tesla Is Building a Massive Battery for Texas

It's big enough to power around 20,000 homes 'on a hot summer day.'

https://www.pcmag.com/news/tesla-is-building-a-massive-battery-for-texas

 

Can a Tiny OtterBox Accessory Transform Your Smartphone Into a Gaming Console?

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/tiny-otterbox-accessory-transform-smartphone-170000769.html

 

How to Use the TRIM Function in Microsoft Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/710718/how-to-use-the-trim-function-in-microsoft-excel/

 

How to use DISM command tool to repair Windows 10 image

If Windows 10 is having problems, it could result from missing or corrupted files. This guide will show you the steps to repair the installation using the Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) and System File Checker (SFC) command tools.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-dism-command-line-utility-repair-windows-10-image

 

What is a VPN? All you need to know on VPN meaning, what they do and how to get one

We walk you through the basics of what a VPN actually is

https://www.techradar.com/vpn/what-is-a-vpn

 

How to enable Tab Scrolling in Microsoft Edge

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/07/how-to-enable-tab-scrolling-in-microsoft-edge/

 

6 shortcuts for working with Table objects in Excel

Use these six shortcuts to select Table elements and insert columns and rows quickly in Microsoft Excel, making your use of Tables that much easier.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/6-shortcuts-for-working-with-table-objects-in-excel/

 

Todd Fitzgerald: ‘Do not expect trust. It must be earned’

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/from-the-collaborative/todd-fitzgerald-do-not-expect-trust-it-must-be-earned/

 

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

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

 

Microsoft transforming Bing into visually appealing search engine!

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-transforming-bing-into-visually-appealing-search-engine-105249/

 

Microsoft Announces Major Update for OneDrive

Microsoft has announced a new round of improvements for OneDrive, and this time both the web and the iPhone version are getting some love.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-announces-major-update-for-onedrive-532337.shtml

 

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/

 

Huge Chromebook update just stole some of the best MacBook features — here’s what’s new

Chromebooks get huge upgrades in Chrome OS M89

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/chrome-os-m89-just-stole-some-of-the-best-macbook-features-heres-whats-new

 

LIFX’S BACTERIA-KILLING SMART BULB WORKS, BUT HERE’S THE SMALL PRINT

These things take time

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/3/22308944/lifx-clean-germacidal-smart-light-bulb-bacteria-killing-sanitation-high-energy-visible-405nm

 

Hackers Just Looted Passenger Data From Some of the World's Biggest Airlines

https://gizmodo.com/hackers-just-looted-passenger-data-from-some-of-the-wor-1846417692

 

Apple may be the undisputed privacy leader, but it's not doing enough

The App Store and Mail still have glaring holes.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3609459/apple-is-a-leader-in-privacy-but-theres-still-work-to-be-done-with-the-app-store-email-and-more.html

 

Microsoft Server Hack Has Victims Hustling to Stop Intruders

https://www.securityweek.com/microsoft-server-hack-has-victims-hustling-stop-intruders

 

The Morning After: Google is changing its targeted ads

Beyond cookies.

https://www.engadget.com/the-morning-after-google-ads-targeting-131526832.html

 

COVID-19 vaccines for sale on the Dark Web

https://www.komando.com/episode/covid-19-vaccines-for-sale-on-the-dark-web/781952/

 

How to Check Your Laptop's Battery Health in Windows 10

The Windows 10 Battery Report feature breaks down whether your PC's power source is ready to give out or has some life left in it. Here's how to monitor your laptop's battery life.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-check-your-laptops-battery-health-in-windows-10

 

Everything You Need to Stream Music in Surround Sound

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/everything-stream-music-surround-sound-233028942.html

 

U.S. reportedly prepares action against Russia after major cyberattack

  - The United States is preparing to take action against Russia after concluding it was likely involved in a major cyberattack on government systems and domestic companies, The New York Times reported Sunday.

 - The White House confirmed it will take “a mix of actions” in response to the cyberattack.

 - The move comes as the administration begins to grapple with the revelation of another allegedly state-sponsored attack seeming to come from China.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/08/us-prepares-to-take-action-against-russia-after-major-cyber-attack.html

 

Home automation with a Raspberry Pi

https://www.linux-magazine.com/Issues/2021/245/ioBroker-Rasp-Pi

 

Ukrainians Extradited to U.S. for Providing Money Laundering Services to Cybercriminals

https://www.securityweek.com/ukrainians-extradited-us-providing-money-laundering-services-cybercriminals

 

Back Up Your Email Using Thunderbird

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

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Old malware conquered Google's SEO algorithm — hacked websites look legit

Watch out for fake forums

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/old-malware-conquered-googles-seo-algorithm-hacked-websites-look-legit

 

Android's useful new features

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/androids-useful-features-130004371.html

 

Windows 10’s Photos App Is Too Slow. Here’s the Fix

https://www.howtogeek.com/714259/windows-10s-photos-app-is-too-slow.-heres-the-fix/

 

How ransomware works

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/sponsor-content/how-ransomware-works/

 

Microsoft Edge 89 makes browser performance improvements

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-edge-89-makes-browser-performance-improvements-105245/

 

Swifty is an open source and offline password manager for Windows, MacOS and Linux

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/08/swifty-is-an-open-source-and-offline-password-manager-for-windows-macos-and-linux/

 

How to use iOS tools to create better work-life balance

Make sure working from home doesn't mean "always working" by using tools built into iOS. You can ensure that your work life doesn't creep into your home life by taking some key steps on your devices.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-ios-tools-to-create-better-work-life-balance/

 

How do I get a PC for cheap? | Ask an expert

For an ultimate deal, you’ll have to buy used—and be blessed with good luck.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3605353/how-do-i-get-a-pc-for-cheap.html

 

How to Restart Chrome without Losing your Tabs

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

 

Back Up Your Email Using Thunderbird

If it’s in only one place, it’s not backed up.

Using a desktop email program to back up email avoids potential data loss. I'll show you how using Outlook.com and Thunderbird as examples.

https://askleo.com/back-email-using-thunderbird/

 

7 Simple Tips to Secure Your Router and Wi-Fi Network in Minutes

Follow these tips to secure your home router and prevent people from intruding on your network.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-tips-make-wireless-network-secure/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Specify Target Feature Update Version in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/159624-how-specify-target-feature-update-version-windows-10-a.html

 

Microsoft Edge's vertical tabs will arrive this month

The browser is also getting a startup boost.

https://www.engadget.com/micorosoft-edge-vertical-tabs-112028693.html

 

Google says it’s no longer interested in tracking users

Google claims preserving user privacy is now a top priority

https://www.techradar.com/news/google-says-its-no-longer-interested-in-tracking-users

 

Vertical tabs, startup boost, and more: Here's what's new in Microsoft Edge this month

Microsoft Edge is getting several new features this month, including vertical tabs and startup boost.

https://www.windowscentral.com/vertical-tabs-startup-boost-and-more-heres-whats-new-microsoft-edge-month

 

Microsoft Outlook for Mac Gets Support for iCloud and Yahoo

Microsoft has announced a series of new features for Outlook on Mac, and it all starts with support for more email providers.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-outlook-for-mac-gets-support-for-icloud-and-yahoo-532331.shtml

 

Apple shares early results from its Hearing Study

World Hearing Day is March 3, and Apple is taking the opportunity to promote hearing health.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3609842/apple-shares-early-results-from-its-hearing-study.html

 

Stop Letting Google Get Away With It

https://gizmodo.com/stop-letting-google-get-away-with-it-1846414787

 

Turntable.fm is back from the dead — and now there are two

A tale of two turntables

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/4/22313793/turntable-fm-return-two-versions-original

 

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

 

We’re hiring right now! Our tips for finding the right person

https://www.komando.com/small-business/were-hiring-right-now-our-tips-for-finding-the-right-person/781779/

 

How to Customize Your Default Apps in Windows and macOS

Want to make sure photos open in Photoshop, web pages open in Chrome, and text files open in Word? You can control which app launches when you open a file on a Windows PC or Mac. Here's how to set your default apps.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-customize-your-default-apps-in-windows-and-macos

 

Qualcomm takes aim at Apple with line of wireless audio chips

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/qualcomm-takes-aim-apple-line-163726321.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/

 

Nine-year Malaysia Airlines breach gave attackers lots of time to misuse data

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/nine-year-malaysia-airlines-breach-gave-attackers-lots-of-time-to-misuse-data/

 

Microsoft Group Transcribe offers real-time conversation translation

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-group-transcribe-offers-real-time-conversation-translation-105241/

 

Microsoft Edge 89 Stable is out

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/05/microsoft-edge-89-stable-is-out/

 

Right to repair moves forward for your broken devices. But campaigners want to go much further

New rules mean certain electrical goods sold in Europe need to be repairable for at least 10 years. But smartphone and laptop owners can't celebrate just yet.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/right-to-repair-moves-forward-for-your-broken-devices-but-campaigners-want-to-go-much-further/

 

How to avoid going over your broadband data cap

Stop paying data overage charges with these data-saving tips for your digital devices.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3608408/how-to-avoid-going-over-your-broadband-data-cap.html

 

How to Restore Clonezilla Backups to Different Partitions

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

 

Do I Need to Update My BIOS Regularly?

Your system BIOS is software, but updating it regularly may not be appropriate. Updating it to fix a bug, of course, would be.

https://askleo.com/do-i-need-to-update-my-bios-regularly/

 

7 Common Password Mistakes That'll Likely Get You Hacked

If you use a short password or one with personal details, you're asking to be hacked. Here are critical password mistakes to avoid.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-password-mistakes-will-likely-get-hacked/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Do a Repair Install of Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/16397-repair-install-windows-10-place-upgrade.html

 

Google Chrome update cycles are about to get even shorter

Starting with Chrome 94, feature updates will come every four weeks.

https://www.engadget.com/chrome-94-release-schedule-230745122.html

 

Microsoft Edge update will change the way you think about browser tabs

Are vertical tabs the future of web browsing?

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-edge-update-will-change-the-way-you-think-about-browser-tabs

 

Best Security Cameras for NAS 2021

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-security-cameras-nas

 

Microsoft Edge Officially Gets an Extensions Menu

One of the benefits of the migration to the Chromium engine for Microsoft Edge is that users can now install extensions built for Google Chrome too.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-edge-officially-gets-an-extensions-menu-532327.shtml

 

The Apple Car is already as legendary as the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

The Macalope knows the next big rumor when he sees it.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3609900/macalope-apple-rumors-apple-car.html

 

PSA: Seresto Flea Collars Tied to Over 1,600 Pet Deaths in U.S. Since 2012

https://gizmodo.com/seresto-flea-collars-tied-to-over-1-600-pet-deaths-in-u-1846404484

 

Microsoft’s Windows 10 UI overhaul continues with new system icons

A bigger Windows design push is coming later this year

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/4/22313037/microsoft-windows-10-new-system-icons-ui-overhaul-sun-valley

 

Intel: 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

 

11 tech and everyday essentials dirtier than your toilet

https://www.komando.com/amazon/tech-dirtier-than-your-toilet/781777/

 

New iPad Mini, iPad Pro, iPhone SE, AirPods, AirPods Pro for 2021: Apple Rumors Are Flying

Apple will reportedly hold a virtual launch event on March 23 for more than a half-dozen products, including 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

 

Google Announces Landmark Move To Stop Selling Ads Based On User Web Browsing: WSJ

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-announces-landmark-move-stop-162451348.html

 

How to Use a Voice Assistant Without It “Always Listening”

https://www.howtogeek.com/715818/how-to-use-a-voice-assistant-without-it-always-listening/

 

Microsoft Exchange Server breaches more widespread than originally thought

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/microsoft-exchange-server-breaches-more-widespread-than-originally-thought/

 

Brave privacy-friendly search engine to challenge Google’s legacy

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/brave-privacy-friendly-search-engine-to-challenge-googles-legacy-105228/

 

Google decides to switch to a 4-week release cycle for Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/05/google-decides-to-switch-to-a-4-week-release-cycle-for-chrome/

 

How to keep Mac hard drives tidy with the GrandPerspective app

If you require free space on a Mac, but you're having trouble deciding what to delete, the GrandPerspective app can identify long-unused files for less than the cost of a large latte.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/locate-long-unused-files-and-tidy-your-hard-drives-with-grandperspective/

 

Vertical tabs arrive in Microsoft Edge

The Microsoft Edge browser history is now back within the main Edge window, too.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3610380/vertical-tabs-arrive-in-microsoft-edge.html

 

How to Export Your LastPass Data to Bitwarden

https://www.maketecheasier.com/export-lastpass-data-bitwarden/

 

Should I Turn My Computer Off at Night?

Depending on your usage, turning your computer off at night might be appropriate. But is it actually saving energy? In the long run, it's hard to say.

https://askleo.com/should-i-turn-my-computer-off-at-night/

 

8 Ways to Boost the Performance of Your PS4

While you can't upgrade your PS4 like a gaming PC, you can take these steps to experience the best performance possible.

https://www.makeuseof.com/ways-to-boost-ps4-performance/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Download and Install Microsoft PowerToys in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/143528-how-download-install-microsoft-powertoys-windows-10-a.html

 

Senators ask the FCC to change the definition of high-speed broadband

They want base speeds of 100 Mbps for uploads and downloads.

https://www.engadget.com/senators-fcc-change-definition-high-speed-broadband-222150947.html

 

Microsoft Teams will soon allow you to share channels with external contacts

Teams is also getting a range of new presentation tools

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-teams-will-soon-allow-you-to-share-channels-with-external-contacts

 

How to make a Windows 10 PC boot quicker with fast startup

Is your PC taking too long to boot? Fast startup may help to speed the process.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-control-fast-startup-feature-your-windows-10-pc

 

Google Chrome 89 Now Available for Download

Google has recently announced that Chrome 89 landed in the stable channel, and just as expected, it comes with several important improvements.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/google-chrome-89-now-available-for-download-532325.shtml

 

How to block tracking pixels in Apple Mail

Email senders, particularly lists, try to figure out when and how often you open emails.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3609909/how-to-block-tracking-pixels-in-apple-mail.html

 

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

 

How to import your passwords to Chrome and the Google Password Manager

If you’re leaving LastPass, this is a possible alternative

https://www.theverge.com/22303614/chrome-google-password-manager-import-how-to

 

More Details Emerge on the Microsoft Exchange Server Attacks

The attacks seem more widespread than initially reported, researchers say, and a look at why the Microsoft Exchange Server zero-days patched this week are so dangerous.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/more-details-emerge-on-the-microsoft-exchange-server-attacks/d/d-id/1340315

 

4 ways to find anyone’s cell phone number online

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/find-cell-numbers-online/781759/

 

New Material Allows Lithium-Ion Batteries to Maintain Full Capacity for 5 Years

It's called bis-imino-acenaphthenequinone-paraphenylene (BP) copolymer.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/new-material-allows-lithium-ion-batteries-to-maintain-full-capacity-for

 

Microsoft launches 'Group Transcribe,' a transcription and translation app for in-person meetings

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-launches-group-transcribe-transcription-160445659.html

 

How to Set up Trusted Contacts for Facebook Login Emergencies

https://www.howtogeek.com/711857/how-to-set-up-trusted-contacts-for-facebook-login-emergencies/

 

SolarWinds blaming intern for leaked password is symptom of ‘security failures’

https://www.scmagazine.com/access-control/solarwinds-blaming-intern-for-leaked-password-is-symptom-of-security-failures/

 

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

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

 

Is the Windows 10 app Microsoft Update Health Tools legitimate?

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/04/is-the-windows-10-app-microsoft-update-health-tools-legitimate/

 

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/

 

What type of SSD should you buy?

Once you get past the alphabet soup, making a decision is pretty simple.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3605356/what-type-of-ssd-should-you-buy.html

 

How to Set Up and Use iCloud Photos on Any Device

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

 

My Computer Has Started to Shut Down Randomly. Could it Be the Fan?

Airflow through your computer is an important part of keeping it cool and running well. Dust and dirt often block fans.

https://askleo.com/computer-started-shut-randomly-fan/

 

8 Ways Banks Use Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Serve You Better

Banks are more sophisticated than ever, using the best technology. Here's how they're using AI to make your life easier.

https://www.makeuseof.com/ways-banks-use-artificial-intelligence/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Install or Uninstall Miracast Connect Wireless Display Feature to Project to this PC in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/157692-install-uninstall-connect-wireless-display-feature-windows-10-a.html

 

Google is policing itself on privacy because it knows it has to

The company's new ad policies reflect a changing industry -- and a potential move to sidestep government regulation.

https://www.engadget.com/google-privacy-focused-advertising-changes-204005439.html

 

Yubico and Microsoft want to finally kill off passwords for good

Passwordless authentication is now available for Azure Active Directory

https://www.techradar.com/news/yubico-and-microsoft-want-to-finally-kill-off-passwords-for-good

 

Alleged Chinese attack on Microsoft Exchange remains an 'active threat,' says US government

Despite Microsoft's security patches, the recent hack on its Exchange server software remains an "active threat."

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-exchange-hack-update

 

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

 

Buyer beware: 'MagSafe compatible' is not the same as 'Made for MagSafe'

Anybody can throw a ring of magnets on a charger, but real MagSafe is more than that.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3609891/buyer-beware-magsafe-compatible-is-not-the-same-as-made-for-magsafe.html

 

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

 

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

 

Microsoft Exchange Server Exploits Hit Retail, Government, Education

Mandiant researchers identify a range of victims affected in attacks targeting newly reported Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/microsoft-exchange-server-exploits-hit-retail-government-education/d/d-id/1340338

 

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

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/proper-charging-etiquette/781749/

 

Tesla Is Building a Massive Battery for Texas

It's big enough to power around 20,000 homes 'on a hot summer day.'

https://www.pcmag.com/news/tesla-is-building-a-massive-battery-for-texas

 

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

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/zoom-down-more-thousand-users-165311739.html

 

Samsung releases exclusive messaging app for Windows 10 — Your Phone isn't needed

Only available to a select few Samsung devices

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/samsung-releases-exclusive-messaging-app-for-windows-10-your-phone-isnt-needed

 

What Should I Do About the Change to LastPass Free?

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

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Senators Call for 100Mbps Minimum Broadband Standard (anyone with non-fiber AT&T service is getting 25Mbps)

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/320558-senators-call-for-100mbps-minimum-broadband-standard

 

iPhone 13 rumors: More storage, better camera and always-on display

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

 

Texas power grid names firms with unpaid bills, cuts off second

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/texas-begins-naming-electricity-firms-004615432.html

 

How to Clean and Disinfect All Your Gadgets

https://www.howtogeek.com/663058/how-to-clean-and-disinfect-all-your-gadgets/

 

Microsoft Group Transcribe offers real-time conversation translation

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-group-transcribe-offers-real-time-conversation-translation-105241/

 

How to Emulate a Raspberry Pi on Your PC

Rather than buy a Raspberry Pi and be disappointed, why not try the QEMU emulator to get a feel for it first?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/emulate-raspberry-pi-pc/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Data is the world’s most valuable (and vulnerable) resource

There's a gaping hole in the data loss prevention market

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/04/data-is-the-worlds-most-valuable-and-vulnerable-resource/

 

Apple Forces Google to Show Collected Gmail Data on iPhone

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

 

What Should I Do About the Changes to LastPass Free? (do you use both mobile and laptop/desktop versions heavily?  No than stick with the one most used daily)

What to do if you’re affected.

https://askleo.com/what-should-i-do-about-the-changes-to-lastpass-free/

 

The best mobile browser you should be using right now (it's not what you think)

After weeks of testing mobile browsers, Jack Wallen has finally concluded which of those apps is the best of the best.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-best-mobile-browser-you-should-be-using-right-now-its-not-what-you-think-it-is/

 

How to fix hard drive not showing in Windows 10 File Explorer

If the secondary hard drive isn't showing up in File Explorer, you can use these steps to resolve the issue on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-fix-hard-drive-not-showing-windows-10-file-explorer

 

Microsoft Mesh is a holographic communication platform straight from science fiction

Microsoft has shared its vision for the future of communication and collaboration

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-mesh-is-a-holographic-communication-platform-straight-from-science-fiction

 

Turntable.fm Is Back, and Here's How It Works

https://lifehacker.com/turntable-fm-is-back-and-heres-how-it-works-1846417841

 

How to Go Back (roll back) to Previous Version of Windows in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4097-go-back-previous-version-windows-windows-10-a.html

 

iOS 14.5 won't actually let you change a default music service

It may be easier to avoid Apple Music, but you still can't set a new default.

https://www.engadget.com/apple-ios-14-5-default-music-siri-210316968.html

 

Microsoft reveals 3 new malware strains used by SolarWinds hackers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-reveals-3-new-malware-strains-used-by-solarwinds-hackers/

 

Microsoft Really Wants to Build the Best PDF App for Windows, Linux, and Mac

We’ve known for a while that Microsoft wants Microsoft Edge to be more than just a browser, with the company investing aggressively in the PDF capabilities of the app.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-really-wants-to-build-the-best-pdf-app-for-windows-linux-and-mac-532313.shtml

 

M1 MacBook Air vs Pro: What to buy and why to spend extra on RAM and storage

Both are great but there's a clear choice that's just right for most people.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3596752/apple-m1-chip-13-inch-macbook-pro-macbook-air-performance-battery-ram-storage-design-display-price.html

 

Microsoft just launched a cool new iPhone app you need to check out

https://bgr.com/2021/03/03/iphone-voice-transcription-app-microsoft-group-transcribe/

 

NFTs, explained

I have questions about this emerging... um... art form? Platform?

https://www.theverge.com/22310188/nft-explainer-what-is-blockchain-crypto-art-faq

 

Google Pixels will start reading your heart rate and breathing today — here's how it works

Pixels will measure heart rate and breathing via the cameras right in the Google Fit app

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-pixels-will-start-reading-your-heart-rate-and-breathing-tomorrow-heres-how-it-works

 

5 Ways Social Engineers Crack Into Human Beings

These common human traits are the basic ingredients in the con-man's recipe for trickery.

https://www.darkreading.com/operations/5-ways-social-engineers-crack-into-human-beings/d/d-id/1340333

 

Privacy tip: These Android phones are Google-free

https://www.komando.com/gadgets/google-free-android-phones/781389/

 

The Best Tricks Inside Microsoft's Edge Browser

The new Chromium version of Edge offers several enhancements over its predecessor. These tips highlight the best hidden features we’ve found in Microsoft’s new browser.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/microsoft-edge-browser-tips-tricks

 

How to Fix 7 Common Tech Problems — From Forgetting Your Password to a Cracked Screen

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/fix-7-common-tech-problems-173333723.html

 

How to Stop Windows 10 From Turning Off Your Screen

https://www.howtogeek.com/714618/how-to-stop-windows-10-from-turning-off-your-screen/

 

Brave privacy-friendly search engine to challenge Google’s legacy

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/brave-privacy-friendly-search-engine-to-challenge-googles-legacy-105228/

 

5 Underappreciated Photoshop Tools You Should Be Using

Photoshop has a series of lesser-known features that you may not know about. Let's reveal these hidden gems!

https://www.makeuseof.com/underappreciated-photoshop-tools-you-should-use/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Google speeds up its release cycle for Chrome

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/04/google-speeds-up-its-release-cycle-for-chrome/

 

How to Print from Your Chromebook

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-to-print-from-chromebook/

 

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

If you do, you’re not doing it right.

A single original of anything is not backed up, and backing up is significantly easier, and of higher quality, in digital media.

https://askleo.com/if-its-all-digital-wont-you-lose-it-anyway/

 

Why what you watch can make you a target for cybercriminals

Resist the lure of catching up with award nominees by trolling for free views. Free, when offered by bad actors, could end up costing you much more than it would for a one-time rental.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-what-you-watch-can-make-you-a-target-for-cybercriminals/

 

AMD Radeon RX 6000 GPUs: Everything you need to know about 'Big Navi'

AMD's Radeon RX 6000 lineup of "Big Navi" graphics cards has been revealed. Here's what you need to know about specs, performance, price, and release date.

https://www.windowscentral.com/amd-radeon-rx-6000-need-know

 

See how Google Chrome's user profiles are getting a much-needed overhaul

Users will be able to distinguish profiles much easier now

https://www.techradar.com/news/google-chrome-update-user-profiles

 

How to Make Vertical Tabs Better in Edge Chromium

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-make-vertical-tabs-better-in-edge-chromium-1846416110

 

How to Change Wireless Network Connection Priority Order in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/70415-change-wireless-network-connection-priority-order-windows-10-a.html

 

LinkedIn stops collecting tracking data ahead of iOS 14 changes

The company won't collect IDFA information "for now."

https://www.engadget.com/linkedin-stops-idfa-collection-before-ios-14-205531990.html

 

Microsoft Edge is now 41% faster with new Startup Boost feature

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-edge-is-now-41-percent-faster-with-new-startup-boost-feature/

 

2022 iPhone SE to Launch with the Same iPhone 8-Inspired Design, 5G

Sources believed to be close to the matter suggested on several occasions in the last few months that Apple was planning to kill off the mini model in the iPhone lineup, all in an attempt to make room for a modern iPhone SE that was expected as soon as this spring.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/2022-iphone-se-to-launch-with-the-same-iphone-8-inspired-design-5g-532307.shtml

 

Refurbished M1 MacBook Air and Mac mini now available from Apple (they are also discontinuing iMac Pro desktop sales while supplies last)

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

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

 

Google promises not to develop new user-tracking tools after it kills cookies

https://bgr.com/2021/03/03/google-chrome-89-update-no-cookies-replacement/

 

Apple’s new Find My feature could let you know if you’re the one being tracked

Item Safety Alerts notify you about tracked device that could be hidden on your person

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/4/22313659/apple-find-my-app-item-safety-alerts-prevent-stalking

 

Brave is taking on Google with its own 'private' search engine

Upstart web browser plans to deploy upstart search engine

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/brave-search-engine-announced

 

Microsoft Fixes Exchange Server Zero-Days Exploited in Active Attacks

Microsoft fixes multiple Exchange Server vulnerabilities being weaponized in attacks from a group it believes operates out of China.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/microsoft-fixes-exchange-server-zero-days-exploited-in-active-attacks/d/d-id/1340305

 

3 ways to make sure Facebook really isn’t listening

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/stop-facebook-listening/781642/

 

Xbox Users Can Now Beta Test Microsoft's Edge Browser

The Chromium-based Edge browser is available for some Xbox Series X / S users in specific testing rings.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/xbox-users-can-now-beta-test-microsofts-edge-browser

 

Chip supplies are scarce, and it may not get better till late 2021 (this impacts our nations recovery and our costs for technology products)

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/chip-supplies-scarce-may-not-155503662.html

 

How to Use Researcher in Microsoft Word for Essays and Papers

https://www.howtogeek.com/711356/how-to-use-researcher-in-microsoft-word-for-essays-and-papers/

 

How to add an Expiration Date to Emails in Gmail

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

 

This $6 ESP32 Board Is a DIY Smart Home Dream

The WT32-ETH01 from Wireless-Tag brings all the benefits of the ESP32 with an added Ethernet port.

https://www.makeuseof.com/this-6-esp32-board-is-a-diy-smart-home-dream/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Microsoft Edge now starts up faster and gets vertical tabs

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/04/microsoft-edge-now-starts-up-faster-and-gets-vertical-tabs/

 

How to Use Zoom on Chromebook

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-to-use-zoom-on-chromebook/

 

What is an Image Backup?

It’s what you back up when you don’t know what to back up.

Backup terminology can be confusing. I'll define one of the terms I use frequently and explain why I think it's so important.

https://askleo.com/what-is-an-image-backup/

 

Windows on Arm: This is how well 64-bit emulation is working

64-bit apps on Windows on Arm are a work in progress: some are native, many work well with the new 64-bit emulation, but others will have to wait for more support in insider builds of Windows.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-on-arm-this-is-how-well-64-bit-emulation-is-working/

 

No, there isn't a new Microsoft Store app rolling out to Windows 10

There isn't a new Microsoft Store app rolling out, but the recent update looks just a bit nicer.

https://www.windowscentral.com/no-there-isnt-new-microsoft-store-app-rolling-out-windows-10

 

Three challenges facing the Internet in 2021

Last year, the Internet faced its biggest test yet

https://www.techradar.com/news/three-challenges-facing-the-internet-in-2021

 

How Do I Restore Access to a Hacked Facebook Account?

https://lifehacker.com/how-do-i-restore-access-to-a-hacked-facebook-account-1846408974

 

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

 

Why is Clubhouse so addicted to notifications?

The buzzy app sends constant notifications.

https://www.engadget.com/clubhouse-notifications-170048497.html

 

FireEye finds new malware likely linked to SolarWinds hackers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fireeye-finds-new-malware-likely-linked-to-solarwinds-hackers/

 

Apple Won’t Kill Off the Lightning Port on the iPhone 13

Rumor has it Apple is working around the clock on a portless iPhone, and some people close to the matter suggested this massive change would happen as soon as this year.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/apple-won-t-kill-off-the-lightning-port-on-the-iphone-13-532305.shtml

 

Apple releases macOS Big Sur 11.2.2 to protect newer Macs from bad USB-C hubs

USB-C compliance is tricky, and some powered hubs or docks have caused damage to certain Macs.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3609673/apple-releases-macos-big-sur-1122-to-protect-newer-macs-from-bad-usb-c-hubs.html

 

Apple might replace the iPhone’s Lightning port with something much better

https://bgr.com/2021/03/03/iphone-magsafe-wired-charging-patent/

 

T-Mobile saw Verizon telling people to turn off 5G and thought ‘why stop there’

The carrier might be all-in on 5G, but its support documents aren’t

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/4/22314138/t-mobile-turn-off-5g-for-2g-support-documents-battery-savings

 

Google Duo upgrade will fix the worst thing about video calls

Bad internet connection ruining video calls? Google Duo has a fix

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-duo-upgrade-can-save-users-from-poor-internet-connections-heres-how

 

Microsoft, FireEye Uncover More Malware Used in the SolarWinds Campaign

Newly discovered tools were designed for late-stage use after the attackers had already established a relatively firm presence on a breached network, vendors say.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/microsoft-fireeye-uncover-more-malware-used-in-the-solarwinds-campaign/d/d-id/1340326

 

Insider tech tips for scheduling your COVID-19 vaccination

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/scheduling-covid-vaccinations/781611/

 

New Apple iOS 14.5 Beta Feature Notifies Users if They're Being Tracked

The feature is meant to be used in tandem with Apple's rumored AirTags tracking devices.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/new-apple-ios-145-beta-feature-notifies-users-if-theyre-being-tracked

 

8 ways to optimize a Windows PC for better gaming performance

https://www.yahoo.com/news/8-ways-optimize-windows-pc-152350855.html

 

How to Stop Your iPhone From Tracking Your Location History

https://www.howtogeek.com/712462/how-to-stop-your-iphone-from-tracking-your-location-history/

 

Windows 10 screen keeps refreshing itself automatically

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-screen-keeps-refreshing-itself-automatically

 

How to Use Mozilla Hubs to Hang Out With Friends Online

Mozilla Hubs is a useful, free tool that lets you create virtual rooms. Here's how to use it to hang out with friends...

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-use-mozilla-hubs-friends/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Apple clarifies you can’t actually set a ‘default’ music service in iOS 14.5

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/04/apple-clarifies-you-cant-actually-set-a-default-music-service-in-ios-14-5/

 

How to Find Out the Remaining Storage Space on Chromebook

https://www.maketecheasier.com/find-remaining-storage-space-chromebook/

 

How Long Should I Keep Windows 10 Backups After Major Updates?

There’s really no such thing as “too long”.

Backing up around major updates is a good idea, but can also be a side effect of a routine backup strategy. Then the question becomes: how long to keep 'em?

https://askleo.com/how-long-should-i-keep-windows-10-backups-after-major-updates/

 

How will cybersecurity change with a new US president? Pros identify the biggest needs

Every new presidential administration brings change, one way or another. Learn what President Joseph Biden is facing on the cybersecurity front, along with some tips for government and businesses.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-will-cybersecurity-change-with-a-new-u-s-president-pros-identify-the-biggest-needs/

 

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

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

 

Working Spectre exploits for Windows and Linux devices uncovered

Spectre exploit can even bypass many top malware engines

https://www.techradar.com/news/working-spectre-exploits-for-windows-and-linux-devices-found

 

10 Reasons Paramount+ Is a Streaming TV Paradise

https://lifehacker.com/10-reasons-paramount-is-a-streaming-tv-paradise-1846408580

 

How to Turn On or Off Vertical Tabs in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/164365-how-turn-off-vertical-tabs-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

This Bluetooth audio adapter can completely change your Nintendo Switch

Connect your phone and Bluetooth headset at the same time, streaming mixed audio whenever you want for under $45

https://www.engadget.com/nintendo-switch-bluetooth-audio-adapter-155526228.html

 

Hijacking traffic to Microsoft’s windows.com with bitflipping

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hijacking-traffic-to-microsoft-s-windowscom-with-bitflipping/

 

iPhone 13 to Feature 1TB Storage Option

iPhone 13 is expected to land in September, and while the iPhone 12 is still a rather new device and it’s still selling like hotcakes, everybody seems to be looking forward to the refreshed models coming later this year.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/iphone-13-to-feature-1tb-storage-option-532304.shtml

 

Your new Mac's speedy SSD might not last as long as it should

Some users are reporting excessive usage by Intel and M1 Mac drives.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3609096/apple-silicon-m1-macbook-mac-mini-ssd-read-write-excessive-data-terabytes.html

 

Top Apple insider sheds light on upcoming iPhone 13 features

 - Apple’s iPhone 13 will reportedly feature a smaller notch area and an Always-On display similar to the Apple Watch.

 - The iPhone 13 will likely include a 120HZ ProMotion display and improved 5G connectivity.

 - Despite rumors to the contrary, reputed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo doesn’t believe the iPhone 13 will ship with Touch ID.

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

 

Nintendo just released the first Wii U update since 2018

More stability

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/2/22309312/nintendo-wii-u-console-software-update

 

Starlink internet coverage, speed, cost and everything you need to know

Elon Musk's Starlink satellite internet service is expanding rapidly — here's what we know so far

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/starlink-internet-coverage-speed-cost-and-everything-you-need-to-know

 

Healthcare Still Seeing High Level of Attacker Activity

Interest in vaccines is driving all sorts of activity, reports say, from vaccine-specific phishing to growing bot traffic on healthcare sites.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/healthcare-still-seeing-high-level-of-attacker-activity/d/d-id/1340328

 

Tech how-to: Manage all your email addresses in one spot

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/tech-how-to-manage-all-your-email-addresses-in-one-spot/699196/

 

Utah Bill Would Require Porn Filter for Cell Phones and Tablets

HB 72 seeks to keep children from inadvertently accessing pornography on mobile devices.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/utah-bill-would-require-porn-filter-for-cell-phones-and-tablets

 

Most People Grossly Overspend When Shopping for Smartphones, Here’s Why

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/why-never-spend-over-500-010004758.html

 

SmartThings will end support for its first-gen hub and some other legacy devices this summer

The original SmartThings hub, a SmartThings-powered ADT security system, and the SmartThings Link dongle for the Nvidia Shield are about to become paperweights.

https://tinyurl.com/zj2b35dh

   

Closing the digital divide with Raspberry Pi computers

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/closing-the-digital-divide-with-raspberry-pi-computers/

 

Geekly Update - 03 March 2021

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_03_march_2021.html

 

How Long Should I Keep Windows 10 Backups After Major Updates?

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How To Image Search On DuckDuckGo

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

 

NurseryCam suffers data breach after security concerns raised

https://grahamcluley.com/nurserycam-suffers-data-breach-after-security-concerns-raised/

 

What's in YOUR Digital Dossier?

https://askbobrankin.com/whats_in_your_digital_dossier.html

 

Texas regulators will not correct $16 billion in electricity ‘overcharges.’ Why?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/texas-regulators-not-correct-16-195444818.html

 

How to Transfer Your iCloud Photo Library to Google Photos

https://www.howtogeek.com/716845/how-to-transfer-your-icloud-photo-library-to-google-photos/

 

Can Hotel Internet Traffic Be Sniffed?

It’s as bad as open Wi-Fi.

Many hotels offer both wired and wireless internet, but with those hotel internet connections comes a security risk most folks don't consider.

https://askleo.com/can_hotel_internet_traffic_be_sniffed/

 

Vertical tabs arrive in Microsoft Edge

The Microsoft Edge browser history is now back within the main Edge window, too.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3610380/vertical-tabs-arrive-in-microsoft-edge.html

 

How to Get a Refund for Your Streaming Purchase

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-get-a-refund-for-your-streaming-purchase-1846408464

 

How to Use Virtual Desk in Chrome OS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-virtual-desk-chrome-os/

 

Microsoft Teams is finally getting end-to-end encryption - and bunch of other security upgrades

Teams users will soon be able to protect one-on-one conversations with end-to-end encryption

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-teams-is-finally-getting-end-to-end-encryption-and-bunch-of-other-security-upgrades

 

6 Reasons Why You May Not Want to Use SD Cards With Android Phones

You might think that using an SD card on Android solves all your storage woes, but you should know about these serious drawbacks.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/disadvantages-sd-card-android/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Brave acquires Tailcat search engine; will offer search results without profiling users

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/04/brave-acquires-tailcat-search-engine-will-offer-search-results-without-profiling-users/

 

DHS orders agencies to urgently patch or disconnect Exchange servers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/dhs-orders-agencies-to-urgently-patch-or-disconnect-exchange-servers/

 

How to Set CPU Process Priority for Applications in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/89548-set-cpu-process-priority-applications-windows-10-a.html

 

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/

 

When lawyers get hacked: How law firms grapple with risk tied to supply chain breaches

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/when-lawyers-get-hacked-how-law-firms-grapple-with-risk-tied-to-supply-chain-breaches/

 

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

 

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

 

Klobuchar calls on Congress to get serious on tech reform

‘Our laws shouldn’t remain stagnant as they were 25 years ago’

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/1/22307800/klobuchar-verge-live-section-230-speech-privacy-antitrust

 

Google just announced exciting new features coming to older Android versions

  - Google announced a variety of useful Android features that will be available to users in the near future. The new features target several Google apps and services and are available in different Android versions, not just Android 11.

  - Google Maps now lets users switch between dark and light themes from the app’s setting.

  - Google’s Password Checkup tool now tells you whether any of the saved username and passwords combination have been exposed to hackers in any of the known attacks so far.

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

 

Why content moderation costs billions and is so tricky for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/27/content-moderation-on-social-media.html

 

Mesh Is Microsoft’s Vision for Sending Your Hologram Back to the Office

https://gizmodo.com/mesh-is-microsoft-s-vision-for-sending-your-hologram-ba-1846389343

 

Which age group is most likely to fall for online scams?

https://www.komando.com/episode/which-age-group-is-most-likely-to-fall-for-online-scams/781641/

 

How to Back Up Your iPhone or Android Device With Google One

Worried about losing important photos and files on your mobile device? Google One can back up certain data from your phone for safekeeping.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/back-up-iphone-android-device-with-google-one

 

Financial fallout from the Texas deep freeze

https://www.yahoo.com/news/financial-fallout-texas-deep-freeze-213006987.html

 

How to Quickly Format an SD Card on Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/711204/how-to-quickly-format-an-sd-card-on-mac/

 

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

If you do, you’re not doing it right.

A single original of anything is not backed up, and backing up is significantly easier, and of higher quality, in digital media.

https://askleo.com/if-its-all-digital-wont-you-lose-it-anyway/

 

How to see how much memory is in your computer

Running out of memory can cause performance issues. Here's how to see how much memory is in your PC, and how fast it is.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3610410/how-to-see-how-much-memory-is-in-your-computer.html

 

How to Back Up iCloud Photos and Videos to Google

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-back-up-icloud-photos-and-videos-to-google-1846406968

 

How to Enable Linux App Mode on Chromebook

https://www.maketecheasier.com/enable-linux-app-mode-chromebook/

 

Microsoft Edge is making it easier than ever to find the webpage you're looking for

Natural language search should make hunting down pages online easier

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-edge-is-making-it-easier-than-ever-to-find-the-webpage-youre-looking-for

 

6 Common Password Manager Mistakes That'll Risk Your Security

Password managers increase your online security, but you must avoid making these mistakes with them!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-ways-youre-making-your-password-manager-a-security-risk/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Google plans to shift advertising from user tracking to group tracking

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/04/google-plans-to-shift-advertising-from-user-tracking-to-group-tracking/

 

Ransomware is a multi-billion industry and it keeps growing

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ransomware-is-a-multi-billion-industry-and-it-keeps-growing/

 

How to Create a Bootable USB Recovery Drive in Windows 10

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

 

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/

 

NSA, CISA issue guidance on Protective DNS services

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/government-and-defense/nsa-cisa-issue-guidance-on-protective-dns-services/

 

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

 

The trouble with M1 Macs: Silver Sparrow and SSD woes

Macworld Podcast episode 732.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3608935/the-trouble-with-m1-macs-silver-sparrow-and-ssd-woes.html

 

Microsoft Mesh feels like the virtual future of Microsoft Teams meetings

Mesh is Microsoft’s vision for the future of mixed reality

https://www.theverge.com/22308883/microsoft-mesh-virtual-reality-augmented-reality-hololens-vr-headsets-features

 

Viral TikTok video reveals a hidden iPhone trick that has Apple fans freaking out

  - iOS 14 makes it easy to quickly figure out what song is playing in the background by adding a Shazam icon to the Control Center screen.

  - The little workaround is a lot easier to access than invoking Shazam via Siri.

  - Most people are totally unaware of this iPhone feature, which is why a new viral TikTok video has Apple fans flipping out.

https://bgr.com/2021/03/02/iphone-tricks-tips-what-song-playing-shazam-control-center/

 

Verizon tells users to disable 5G to preserve battery, then deletes tweet

Verizon's now-deleted tweet said using 4G only will conserve battery life.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/03/verizon-tells-users-to-disable-5g-to-preserve-battery-then-deletes-tweet/

 

Sony Is Killing On-Demand Video in the Playstation Store as Streaming Takes Over

https://gizmodo.com/sony-is-killing-on-demand-video-in-the-playstation-stor-1846387805

 

10 simple tips for building a better website

https://www.komando.com/small-business/optimize-your-small-business-site/565261/

 

Executive Overseeing Texas' Power Grid Is Forced Out From Within

https://www.yahoo.com/news/executive-overseeing-texas-power-grid-131421642.html

 

How to Screen Share a PowerPoint Presentation in Zoom

https://www.howtogeek.com/708822/how-to-screen-share-a-powerpoint-presentation-in-zoom/

 

Will My Old Computer Run Windows 10?

There are several options to extend the life of an older machine, depending on its capabilities.

https://askleo.com/will-my-old-computer-run-windows-10/

 

Chromebooks versus Windows laptops: Which should you buy?

In the fight between a Google Chrome OS-powered Chromebook and a Microsoft Windows PC, it boils down to cost versus convenience.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3280998/chromebooks-versus-windows-laptops-which-should-you-buy.html

 

How to Opt Out of the Most Popular People Search Sites

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-opt-out-of-the-most-popular-people-search-sites-1791536533

 

How to Run Ubuntu Container in Chrome OS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/run-ubuntu-container-chrome-os/

 

Watch out humans, fake Nvidia RTX 3090s are selling on eBay to catch out bots

A new kind of captcha

https://www.techradar.com/news/watch-out-humans-fake-nvidia-rtx-3090s-are-selling-on-ebay-to-catch-out-bots

 

Attention Management and 5 Ways to Improve It

An organized mind is a more productive mind. Use these well-known methods to control your attention and manage every distraction around you.

https://www.makeuseof.com/attention-management-ways-to-improve-it/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Load new tabs in the same container as the first one with the Sticky Window Containers extension for Firefox

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/03/load-new-tabs-in-the-same-container-as-the-first-one-with-the-sticky-window-containers-extension-for-firefox/

 

GRUB2 boot loader reveals multiple high severity vulnerabilities

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/grub2-boot-loader-reveals-multiple-high-severity-vulnerabilities/

 

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

 

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 links new malware to SolarWinds hackers

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/malware/microsoft-links-new-malware-linked-to-solarwinds-hackers/

 

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

 

How to make macOS apps available to a single user instead of all users

You may want exclusive access to an app on a shared computer.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3608430/make-macos-apps-available-to-a-single-user-instead-of-all-users.html

 

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

 

You have to see this laptop that you can build and upgrade yourself

  - A startup called Framework designed a laptop that lets users build, service, and upgrade the machine to extend its lifetime.

  - The modular Framework Laptop lets users change all of its parts, including the screen, battery, logic board, storage, and memory.

  - The laptop will run Windows 10 or Linux and will launch this summer, featuring high-end specs comparable to other 2021 notebooks.

https://bgr.com/2021/02/28/framework-laptop-modular-design-specs-price-release-date/

 

APPLE WILL DITCH THE IPHONE’S LIGHTNING CONNECTOR, BUT NOT FOR A USB-C

https://www.gizchina.com/2021/03/02/apple-will-ditch-the-iphones-lightning-connector-but-not-for-a-usb-c/

 

SolarWinds Officials Throw Intern Under the Bus for ‘solarwinds123’ Password Fail

https://gizmodo.com/solarwinds-officials-throw-intern-under-the-bus-for-so-1846373445

 

How to share Wi-Fi without giving out your password

https://www.komando.com/privacy/qr-code-generator-qifi/422924/

 

Apple Patents a Magnetic Charging Port

USB-C will never be considered for the iPhone if this sealed magentic port makes it out of Apple's R&D labs.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/apple-patents-a-magnetic-charging-port

 

5 simple ways to make your iPhone sound louder

https://www.yahoo.com/news/5-simple-ways-iphone-sound-224606513.html

 

How to Secure Chrome Sync With a Custom Sync Passphrase

https://www.howtogeek.com/712645/how-to-secure-chrome-sync-with-a-custom-sync-passphrase/

 

How to Speed Up Your Older Computer: Five Options

Here are five common options to speed up and extend the life of an older computer.

https://askleo.com/how-to-speed-up-your-older-computer-five-options/

 

AMD's game-boosting Smart Access Memory is coming to Ryzen 3000

You'll need a compatible motherboard and GPU.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3610428/amds-game-boosting-smart-access-memory-is-coming-to-ryzen-3000.html

 

How to Use Twitter 'Spaces' to Make Your Own Clubhouse

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-use-twitter-spaces-to-make-your-own-clubhouse-1846400495

 

How to Install Firefox in Chromebook

https://www.maketecheasier.com/install-firefox-chromebook/

 

5 ways that free antivirus can keep you safe online

A free antivirus app can cover a broad range of security bases

https://www.techradar.com/news/5-ways-that-free-antivirus-can-keep-you-safe-online

 

How to Test Any Linux Distro Without Installing With DistroTest

Interested in trying Linux but don't want to install it on your computer? Try Linux in your browser instead with DistroTest.

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-test-any-linux-distro-without-installing-with-distrotest/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Here is what is new in Google Chrome 89

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/03/here-is-what-is-new-in-google-chrome-89/

 

US government warns of Social Security scams using fake federal IDs

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-government-warns-of-social-security-scams-using-fake-federal-ids/

 

How to Repair System Files with SFC Command in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2895-run-sfc-command-windows-10-a.html

 

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/

 

DoS vulnerability found in Eclipse Jetty

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/dos-vulnerability-found-in-eclipse-jetty/

 

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

 

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

Production issues could derail its release.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3608669/the-magsafe-battery-pack-we-all-want-for-the-iphone-12-might-never-arrive.html

 

Microsoft Teams will soon let you pretend to be a news reporter during meetings

Teams is also getting deeper PowerPoint integration

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/2/22308927/microsoft-teams-presenter-mode-powerpoint-live-features

 

Someone is making a foldable iPhone right now – but it’s not Apple

https://bgr.com/2021/03/01/foldable-iphone-custom-diy-project-strange-parts/

 

New AI Tool 'Deep Nostalgia' Brings Old Photos To Life In Creepy Video Portraits

https://in.mashable.com/tech/20649/new-ai-tool-deep-nostalgia-brings-old-photos-to-life-in-creepy-video-portraits

 

Microsoft: Chinese Hackers Have Been Exploiting Our Email Product to Steal Data

https://gizmodo.com/microsoft-chinese-hackers-have-been-exploiting-our-ema-1846392190

 

Find your router’s password fast (then change it!)

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/find-router-passwords/325751/

 

Senators: Broadband Speed Minimum Should Be 100Mbps for Downloads and Uploads

The FCC currently defines broadband as reaching a minimum of 25Mbps for downloads and 3Mbps for uploads. Meanwhile, the US Department of Agriculture uses an even lower standard.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/senators-broadband-speed-minimum-should-be-100mbps-for-downloads-and-uploads

 

Microsoft’s new Mesh platform will let you meet with your coworkers in a virtual reality

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-mesh-platform-will-let-you-meet-your-coworkers-in-virtual-reality-181725231.html

 

Npower scraps app, and urges customers to change passwords, after data breach

https://grahamcluley.com/npower-scraps-app-and-urges-customers-to-change-passwords-after-data-breach/

 

Is your Roku player talking to you? Here’s how to shush it

There’s an easy remedy for a suddenly chatty Roku player or TV.

https://tinyurl.com/5h4atvb7

   

AI App Puts New Life in Old Photos

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/AI-App-Puts-New-Life-in-Old-Photos-87039.html

 

How to get started with FUZIX on Raspberry Pi Pico

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/how-to-get-started-with-fuzix-on-raspberry-pi-pico/

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