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Email is for yesterday, today, and tomorrow

You can yak all the time on Slack, Teams, or Google Chat — or get real work done with email.



Popular payment platforms see rise in hacks



How to Use the Whiteboard Feature in Zoom to Mark up Screens



Microsoft make its election security systems available in more countries

AccountGuard system was piloted in last years US presidential elections



How to Start Using a Password Manager

Want to use a password manager but not sure where to start? Here's a complete setup guide on using a password manager. https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-start-using-password-manager/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter


On Confidence and Technology

Confident computing: it's what you can expect, and a reminder to me of what I'm trying to deliver.



This keyboard app for Android and iOS will help you sound less aggressive in emails

Grammarly Keyboard now features Tone Detector, which tells you how your email might come across to the person receiving it.



Avast researchers identify OnionCrypter, a key malware component since 2016



A Basic Timeline of the Exchange Mass-Hack



Intel announces new 11th Gen desktop 'Rocket Lake-S' processors on the same 14nm process

Meet Intel's new desktop-class CPUs using the same manufacturing process we've all come to know and love.



Microsoft Fixes Windows 10 Antivirus Black Screen Issues

Windows 10 already comes with advanced antivirus protection, as Windows Defender (now called Microsoft Defender) is offered pre-loaded on the operating system, but as we know already, many people still prefer to use third-party products for several reasons.



Facebook will warn you when you're about to join a group that broke its rules

It's part of the social networking giant's effort to reduce the reach of hate speech and misinformation.



How to Turn On or Off Transparency Effects in Windows 10



Xbox March 2021 update rolls out with new features and changes

Xbox consoles are now getting the March 2021 Update with FPS Boost and Auto HDR toggles, subscription management settings, updated Xbox Accessories app, and more.



Texas Utility Commissioner Resigns After Leaked Call Pledging to Help Banks Keep Blackout Profits



Here’s why Facebook is so scared of the iPhone’s new privacy features



Hackers used compromised websites to infect iOS and other operating systems



6GHz (6E) Wi-Fi: What It Is & How It Works

Wi-Fi 6E offers less wireless clutter and greater speeds



Judge rules Google has to face lawsuit that claims it tracks users even in Incognito mode

The plaintiffs allege Google collects personal data even if users put privacy controls in place



Delete Most of Your Apps



New Mirai Variant Leverages 10 Vulnerabilities to Hijack IoT Devices



3 Helpful Networking Projects for Your Raspberry Pi



Facebook to crack down on groups that break its rules

The move is the most recent and far-reaching expansion of efforts by the social media giant to mitigate harmful content in groups from its platform.



Vulnerability in DuckDuckGo could expose your history to snoops



Find Local COVID-19 Vaccination Sites Via Apple Maps or Just Ask Siri

'Hey Siri, where can I get a COVID jab?'



Microsoft will match Chrome with more frequent Edge updates



How to Run a Safety Check on Google Chrome



Tips from the top: a look at how professional YouTubers produce videos

Video creation made easy



How to Silence Spotify Ads Without Harming Artists

Fed up with Spotify ads interrupting your music? Here's how to silence them for free... https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-silence-spotify-ads/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter


Can I Just Unplug My Computer to Shut It Down?

Using your computer's Power button improperly, or pulling the plug, can lead to serious data loss. I'll look at the right way to turn your computer off.



Vivaldi: How to use Page Actions



Hackers breach 150,000 security cameras



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



Your Microsoft Teams meetings and calls are about to get more expressive

You can now use live reactions within Teams meetings and calls on iOS.



New Windows 10 21H1 ISOs Now Available for Download

Microsoft has released new Windows 10 21H1 ISO images for insiders who want to start fresh on their computers or simply try out the new feature update in a virtual machine.



Amazon is expanding its health care service across the US this summer

The health care service will be available to more than just Amazon employees.



How to Open and Use Disk Cleanup in Windows 10



How to download older ISO versions of Windows 10

Do you need to rollback to a previous version of Windows 10? Here are the steps to download the ISO file for any version of the OS.



150,000 security cameras are hacked exposing jails, hospitals, and well-known firms



Hackers just pulled off one of the most mind-boggling hacks of 2021 so far



Opinion: Apple Music needs these features and fixes to catch up to Spotify



How 2D Materials Could Lead to Faster Computers

Radical advances could mean innovative technologies




The MiSTer FPGA project recreates classic hardware



This Open-Source Security Key Helps You Ditch Software Authenticators



US Teen 'Mastermind' in Epic Twitter Hack Sentenced to Prison



Trisquel Linux Wraps Polish and Productivity Into Four User Needs



What's an NFT? Behind the boom for digital collectibles

Once an obscure part of blockchain technology, NFTs boomed in recent months thanks to the embrace of almost all corners of the art, entertainment and media worlds. 



Powerful browser brings Chrome’s best features to your iPhone



Adobe Sends DMCA Takedown Notice Over MS-DOS Version of Acrobat Reader

Not only is it nearly three decades old and for an operating systems nobody uses anymore, it's also free software!



Why Facebook So Rattled By Apple's Privacy Changes? Former Employees Explain



What Are NFTs? Meet Crypto’s Digital Collectibles



Millions of Windows devices are still infested with malware

Over 100 million malware infections were detected on Windows in 2020



How to Get Better Prints in Microsoft Word

There's a lot more to printing in Microsoft Word than you realize. Use these tips to control your prints and make them better.



Can I Leave a Laptop Running All the Time?

Leaving a laptop running all the time boils down to two things: your convenience and a decision.



How cybercriminals are targeting US taxpayers as tax season approaches

The latest scams use phishing emails to deliver remote access trojans to control a victim's computer and steal sensitive data, says Cybereason.



New Deepfake Spotting Tool Proves 94% Effective – Here’s the Secret of Its Success



Three Top Russian Cybercrime Forums Hacked



What could 'the next generation of Windows' actually mean?

Thinking about the terminology of "next generation" and how it applies to legacy Windows 



iPhone 13 Expected to Come with Larger Batteries

We keep hearing this before every new iPhone generation, but this time Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says it’s really happening.



Laptop vs. Chromebook: What's the difference and which works better for you

Not sure how a Windows or Mac laptop is different than a Chromebook? Here's the answer.



How to Check if Windows 10 is Activated



Remember the Obamacare website? Biden admin looks to get it right for vaccines

VaccineFinder.gov is scheduled to be live by May 1 and will become the most visible part of the Biden administration's effort to give the federal government a greater role in the rollout.



Criminals arrested after trusting encrypted chat app cracked by police



Warning: These Android apps can steal your bank details and take over your phone



A cheaper, ad-supported version of HBO Max will arrive this summer, but with a catch

After teasing the idea for months, AT&T now says it will roll out an AVOD tier for HBO Max in June.



Light May Be the Key to Low Power Gadgets, Experts Say

A new way of detecting photons



T-Mobile plans to turn up 5G speed this year, cover 90 percent of Americans with fast 5G by 2024

Increasing 5G speeds this year to an average of 400Mbps



Researchers Are Working on a Virtual Phone Virus That 'Mimics' the Spread of Covid-19



Mimecast Says SolarWinds Hackers Stole Source Code



Google Antitrust Suit Takes Aim At Chrome's Privacy Sandbox



How to map network drive using Command Prompt on Windows 10

You can use Command Prompt to map a network drive on Windows 10, and here's how to do it 



10 smart tech tricks you’ll wish you knew sooner



Teen Who Hacked Musk, Obama Twitter Accounts Gets 3 Years in Jail

Graham Ivan Clark faces a relatively short time in a juvenile facility due to him being sentenced under Florida’s Youthful Offender Act, which limits penalties for felons under age 21.



Women Are Sharing This iPhone SOS Trick After Sarah Everard's Murder, and It's Heartbreaking but Necessary



How to Stop Android Apps from Using Background Mobile Data



This top VPN is being sued by filmmakers

Lawsuit seeks damages and ban on ports commonly used by torrents



How to Block Annoying Scam Phone Numbers

Inundated with spam phone calls? Here are a few ways to block numbers on iPhones, Android devices, and your landline.



My Chromebook-only Trip

I tested a Google Chromebook. On a business trip, can I do every task I need to do, where I need to do it, without major inconvenience?



Tokyo team wants to use Wi-Fi and water to make monitoring crowd size easy

A microchip monitor tracks the number of people in a room by measuring how Wi-FI signals bounce off the water in human bodies.



Huge labor department printing mistake results in data breach



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



Say goodbye to support for the old Microsoft Edge on Windows 10

Many people have already switched to the new Microsoft Edge, but the old one officially falls out of support after today 



Microsoft Confirms the Latest Windows 10 Cumulative Updates Might Cause a BSOD

Microsoft shipped new cumulative updates for all Windows 10 versions earlier this week, but as we know already, installing such updates on day one is often quite a risky thing because of all the problems they might be causing.



Zoom is still making us anxious, one year into the pandemic

Accidentally turning your camera on, trouble finding the unmute button and staring at yourself all day are still real sources of stress as COVID-19 continues to impact our lives 



How to Sync Any Folder to OneDrive in Windows 10



Facebook to label all Covid-19 vaccination posts

False claims and conspiracies about the coronavirus vaccines have proliferated on social media platforms during the pandemic.



FCC cracks down on robocalls with record $225 million fine

  - The Federal Communications Commission fined two Texas-based telemarketers $225 million on Wednesday for making automated sales phone calls, or robocalls, in 2019.

  - Robocalls are a daily annoyance for many Americans, and they have been rising in recent years, with some estimates showing that billions are made per month.

  - The fine is one part of an expanded effort to reign in automated sales calls.



Apple might release a new $1,000 device in 2022 that’s unlike any other Apple product



Are you ready to invite an Alexa-powered robot into your home?

Amazon’s long-rumored Vesta robot is said to be in the “late prototype” stage.



Rugged Smartphones Are Built to Last, Experts Say

Drop it on the pavement, no problem



Apple sues 11-year veteran MacBook designer for allegedly stealing trade secrets for a journalist

The company claims that Simon Lancaster, a former product design architect, was selling trade secrets



The NFT Art Heists May Have Begun



FBI Warns of PYSA Ransomware Attacks on Education Institutions in US, UK



Qualcomm Now Owns Nuvia, Aims New CPU Design Resources Directly At Apple



How to map network drive assigning letter automatically on Windows 10

You can map network drives assigning drive letters automatically to avoid conflicts on Windows 10, and in this guide, you'll learn how to do it.



What’s the difference between incognito mode and a VPN?



Retailers Jack Up Pre-Order Prices for Intel's Rocket Lake CPUs

Retailers are asking customers to pay $75 to $119 over the recommended retail pricing for the upcoming desktop processors, likely due to limited supplies.



What is Microsoft Sway? How to use the powerful presentation program, and how it differs from PowerPoint

  - Microsoft Sway is a presentation program that lets you create slideshows, newsletters, resumes, blogs, and more.

  - You can also share your Microsoft Sway projects online with friends or co-workers.

  - Sway has templates you can use to start your projects, but you aren't limited to those.



Deep Analysis of More than 60,000 Breach Reports Over Three Years



Linux Apps on Windows Is Coming



What’s the Best Two-Factor Authentication Option?


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Everything You Need to Ditch Cable on a Budget



Have a cord-cutting question? We have answers

Advice for cord-cutters on internet options, antenna issues, DVR solutions, and more.



6 crucial ways to protect yourself from identity theft



How to Quickly Scan QR Codes on iPhone From the Control Center



Out-of-band Update for Windows 10 fixes Printer-BlueScreen issue



Camera tricks: Privacy concerns raised after massive surveillance cam breach



Yet another security vendor finds critical bugs in its products

F5 has advised customers to install relevant patches immediately



Do You Need A 360 Hz Monitor? Ultra-High Refresh Rates Explained



Mimecast says SolarWinds hackers breached its network and spied on customers

Mimecast-issued certificate used to connect to customers’ Microsoft 365 tenants.



Snap acquires Berlin company that helps online shoppers pick clothes that fit properly

  - Snap acquired Fit Analytics, a Berlin company that helps consumers pick the right size of clothing when they shop online.

  - Snap is purchasing the company as part of a long-term push to bring more e-commerce and in-app purchases to Snapchat.

  - The companies did not disclose the size of the deal.



What Is an M.2 SSD? The Pros, Cons, and How to Install One

Want your operating system to run even faster? The answer is to use an M.2 SSD drive. Here's what you need to know.



How Do I Get the Password for a Computer I Purchased at a Garage Sale?

It's not difficult to gain access to a used computer without knowing the password. You just don't want to.



Insiders can now grab ISO files for the next version of Windows 10

Windows 10 version 21H1 doesn't have any new features, but you can still grab a preview ISO file for it for a clean installation.



How to Check if Connected or Disconnected Modern Standby in Windows 10



Google-backed journalism study points to a local news resurgence

The report shows a 50 percent rise in new local publishers in the past five years.



Microsoft shares temporary fix for Windows 10 printing crashes



[Heads Up] Email Phishing Is Now the Top Ransomware Attack Vector



Adobe Photoshop Gets Major Update on iPad

Adobe has announced a major Photoshop update for the iPad, with a couple of new features now available for the Apple tablet as part of the latest update.



Netflix is trying to crack down on password sharing with new test

Another way to tighten security measures, too



A Second SolarWinds Hack Deepens Third-Party Software Fears

It appears that not only Russia but also China targeted the company, a reminder of the many ways interconnectedness can go wrong.



Why We Love Our Smartphones So Much

Handy, but are they healthy?



Chrome Incognito Mode still tracks you and collects data — Google now facing up to $5 billion lawsuit

Google's in big trouble



How to Use Your Android Phone Seamlessly With Your Chromebook



Don’t make this mistake using 2FA – Your texts could be hijacked



Face Unlock Can Be Made More Secure With a Wink or a Smile

This enhanced facial recognition system records a short video of a user performing a facial gesture.



'No wonder the lights went out'



How to Use Excel’s “Quick Analysis” to Visualize Data



Microsoft Edge is getting new theme options soon



Microsoft IE zero-day exploited in wild, could provide unrestricted operating system access



Microsoft Edge gets a great new time-saving feature

Type shortcuts directly into the address bar



How to Use Voice Typing in Microsoft Edge



$16 attack shows how easy carriers make it to intercept text messages

Reporter details problem in story titled, "A Hacker Got All My Texts for $16."



Amazon is expanding Amazon Care telehealth service nationally for its employees and other companies

  - Amazon will expand its virtual health pilot program, Amazon Care, to all of its U.S. employees starting this summer.

  - The company will also offer the virtual health program as a service for other employers nationally.

  - Amazon Care launched as a pilot program two years ago to provide convenient urgent care visits virtually for the company’s employees in Washington state.



How Hackers Use Cross Site Scripting to Break Websites and Steal Data

Cross Site Scripting (XSS) attacks wreak havoc and leak website data. Learn how to protect sites from XSS.



Should I Get a Dual-Core or a Quad-core Processor?

Processors are generally available with what are called "multiple cores". We'll look at what that means, and how you might select which is right for you.



Microsoft confirms crashes caused by latest Windows 10 update

The latest Windows 10 update is causing crashing for people printing documents.



How to Change the Name of a User Profile Folder in Windows 10



Google will face lawsuit over Incognito mode tracking (updated)

Google allegedly didn't do enough to explain what the mode involved.



Windows 10 crashes when printing due to Microsoft March updates



Scammers Target Microsoft 365 Read Receipt and Out of Office Reply Loophole for BEC Attacks



Microsoft to Launch an All-New Webcam This Spring

Microsoft is planning a big Surface event this spring, and while an official confirmation isn’t yet offered, everybody expects it to take place in May.



Go read this story on how Facebook’s focus on growth stopped its AI team from fighting misinformation

‘The algorithms that maximize engagement reward inflammatory content’



Why Insider ‘Zoom Bombs’ Are So Hard to Stop

Researchers have found that most calls to disrupt videoconferences originate with the participants, especially in high schools and colleges.



How Google’s Cookie Replacement Can Be Used to Track You

Removing cookies isn't the end



Chrome update will reduce RAM usage on Mac — What you need to know

Chrome 89 is shrinking its memory footprint on macOS



Google Can Be Sued for Tracking Users in Private Browsing Mode, Judge Says



52% of apps share your data – See the biggest offenders



Intel's 'Rocket Lake' CPUs Will Try to Beat AMD With Lower Prices

The 11th generation Core desktop processors will go on sale March 30, and appear poised to lure PC gamers with some attractive pricing.



Google's new Chromebook update shows that laptops of the future are going to look more like our smartphones



How to Quickly Switch Between Users on a Chromebook



Xiret is an open source tool that calculates your computer's Windows Experience Index scores



New malware tied to China targets Linux endpoints and servers



AMD continues domination against Intel as CPU demand rises

Team Red has come back swinging



How to Open Local Files on Your Browser in Windows



TikTok wants to keep tracking iPhone users with state-backed workaround

They want to keep tracking iPhone users with solution created by state-backed group.



Google and Apple are giving up less than 5% of their revenue from apps with payout changes, analytics firm estimates

  - Apple and Google have announced changes to app store fees that impact app makers making less than $1 million per year.

  - Neither Apple nor Google is leaving a substantial amount of money on the table compared to the scale of their app store businesses, according to a new estimate from app analytics firm Sensor Tower.

  - Apple and Google are facing increasing scrutiny from lawmakers and regulators over their app stores.



How to Find the Fastest DNS to Optimize Your Internet Speed

Your ISP's DNS servers may not be the best. Here's how to find the best DNS settings for your connection with these tools.



What’s the difference between i3, i5, and i7 processors?

Intel's Core i3, i5, and i7 processors present a headache-inducing combination of characteristics. I'll look at what matters and then dig a little deeper.



Microsoft investigating Surface Book 3 'screen blackout' issues

A number of Surface Book 3 users have been reporting random screen blackout issues for months.



How to Enable or Disable Reload in Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge Chromium



FAA's final drone rules start taking effect April 21st

You won't see everything fall into place until 2023, however.



More hacking groups join Microsoft Exchange attack frenzy



Trickbot—New Year | Old Lure



Microsoft Officially Kills Off Microsoft Edge Legacy Browser

Microsoft has just announced that Microsoft Edge Legacy, the original browser that shipped with Windows 10, is getting the ax, as the company is making the full switch to the Chromium sibling already up for grabs on Windows, Linux, and macOS.



These new 3D-printed homes in Austin are going for $450K

The printing process takes about a week



Ransomware gangs now have industrial targets in their sights. That raises the stakes for everyone

Industrial environments make an alluring target for criminals distributing ransomware as attacks have the potential to cause massive disruption - organisations need to act now to secure their networks.



Google Isn’t Done Tracking You Yet, Experts Say

Not quite the privacy move you might think



Verizon 5G is getting a lot better — if you are willing to pay for it

Premium customers are going to get a premium 5G experience



Syncing up With Chrome, Microsoft Accelerates Edge's Release Cycle to Every Four Weeks



5 smart Windows 10 tricks to save time and space



GoPro Quik Edits Video So You Don't Have To

GoPro pushes further into the software-as-a-service space with the latest update to its mobile editing software.



Apple In Lawsuit Says It 'Guards Closely' All Product Launch Related Info And Employee Betrayed Trust By Leaking Secrets To Media



How to Export and Delete Saved Passwords in Chrome



Move tabs between windows, detach tabs, save your browsing session with the SplitUP extension for Firefox and Chrome



10 groups now targeting Hafnium Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities



Apple refuses to allow Parler back onto the App Store

Apple has deemed Parler’s new content moderation policies insufficient



6 Best Smartphones for Seniors in 2021



“Please someone help me.” FaceTime users bombarded with group call spam

Apple doesn't provide tools that effectively ease a major headache for FaceTime users.



How to block spam calls by sending unknown numbers straight to voicemail on your iPhone

  - According to RoboKiller, which makes a popular phone app that blocks them, the number of spam calls received in the U.S. jumped 26% in the last year.

  - You can send unknown callers straight to voicemail, so your iPhone doesn’t even ring if it doesn’t recognize the number.



Is Your Network Secure? How to Analyze Network Traffic With Wireshark

Want to learn how to use Wireshark? This guide introduces the core features of Wireshark with real-world examples.



What Should I Get with a New Computer?

A new computer is a major purchase, and knowing what to get isn't easy. I continue my review of some of the important qualities to think about when purchasing.



Cyber Monday PC parts deals: Crazy sales you don't want to miss on motherboards, SSDs & more



How to Add or Remove Sharing tab in Folder Properties in Windows



Elon Musk and Tesla face lawsuit for allegedly violating SEC deal

Musk apparently isn't seeking the approval he needs.



Scammers posing as FBI agents threaten targets with jail time



More than 80% of APAC organisations suffered a cyber attack in 2020 - study



Microsoft to No Longer Pre-Install Two Windows 10 Apps Nobody Uses

The latest Windows 10 build lands for Insiders with little changes at first, but the release notes published by Microsoft include something that’s truly good news for the future of the operating system.



How Facebook could escape the FTC’s antitrust lawsuit

A new filing points at the shaky foundations of the government’s case



Ransomware: A company paid millions to get their data back, but forgot to do one thing. So the hackers came back again

A cautionary tale shows how organisations that fall foul of ransomware should concentrate on finding how it happened before anything else - or they could fall victim again.



Terabytes, Gigabytes, & Petabytes: How Big Are They?

An understandable guide to everything from Bytes to Yottabytes



Microsoft Edge adds Pedal, a new feature that could save you tons of time

Typing commands made simple



This Mom Allegedly Created Deepfakes to Bully Her Daughter's Rivals off the Cheerleading Squad



Millions of PCs infected with malware: Check your Windows computer now



Dropbox Passwords Available to Basic Plan Users From April

Store up to 50 passwords securely and automatically sync them on up to three devices.



How to Get Hacked and Become a Victim of Identity Theft



Learning Apps Have Boomed in the Pandemic. Now Comes the Real Test. 



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



A cheaper, ad-supported version of HBO Max will arrive this summer, but with a catch

After teasing the idea for months, AT&T now says it will roll out an AVOD tier for HBO Max in June.



Securing the Linux kernel with lockdown mode

Lockdown mode makes your Linux system more secure and even prevents root users from modifying the kernel.



What's the Difference Between a Clone and an Image?


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Stuck on Windows 10 1909? Some workarounds on moving forward

The next feature release of Windows 10, 21H1, is due out in the next couple months. But what happens if you’re still on an older version and want to get unstuck? Here’s what to do.



The reason virtual reality still hasn't taken off



How Email Bombing Uses Spam to Hide an Attack



Beware of your browser extensions



Best free iPad apps 2021: the top titles we've tried

The best free apps for iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad and iPad mini



Ransomware, supply chain attacks compel health care organizations to act



5 Ways to Clean the Windows 10 Registry



What do I do if my system asks for a installation disk and I don’t have one?

Computers are being sold without recovery media fairly often. That can create difficulties if you run into major problems.



How to recycle your old laptops, phones, cameras and batteries for free

Don't throw away your old electronics, even if you've upgraded to new devices. Here's what to do.



Microsoft Edge: option to hide the titlebar in vertical tabs mode



How to Use Malicious Software Removal Tool in Windows



How to fix hard drive problems on Windows 10

If you're experiencing weird problems using Windows 10, it could be related to hard drive issues — Here's how to check and fix them.



Feds Eye Swiss Hacker Tied to Major Security Cam Breach



Microsoft Announces New Bing Features That Could Make You Give Up on Google

Microsoft is putting a lot of effort into improving the experience with Bing, and while some think that Google is still the number one search engine out there, giving a try to Redmond’s alternative might actually make them think otherwise.



Router Security: The 8 Best Tips for Protecting Your Home Network

Router settings you should update right away



Best iPhone SE deals for March 2021

These are the best iPhone SE deals you can find right now



How to create a signature for PDF documents on a PC

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is your best free bet



How To Copy Files Faster



20 smart new Alexa commands for your Amazon Echo



This PS5 Water-Cooling Mod Might Get a Commercial Release

Water-cooling a PS5 doesn't improve temperatures as much as you'd think.



Great Low-Priced Smartphones



How to Link or Embed a PowerPoint Slide in a Word Document



How to protect your older loved ones from getting scammed online



AMD RX 6700 and 6600 XT GPUs could both load up with 12GB VRAM

12GB all-round for mid-range Navi 22 GPUs, perhaps?



Chinese linked to two attacks on internet-facing SolarWinds server



6 Best Smartphones for Seniors in 2021



Do I even need a computer?

You may not need a computer... but don't think that moving to a tablet is going to be the end to all hassles.



You need to use Android Messages for Web to text through your laptop. Here's how

Google's answer to iMessages for typing texts on your laptop will save you time.



Microsoft publishes workaround for printing BlueScreen issue in Windows



How to Enable or Disable Animate Windows when Minimizing and Maximizing in Windows



Windows 10 update KB5001567 outs to fix blue screen printing problem

Windows 10 receives the update KB5001567 to permanently fix the printing problem causing blue screens.



Your Older AT&T Unlimited Data Plan Finally Includes 5G



Microsoft Edge 89 Now Available for Download on Windows and Mac

Microsoft has released a new major update for Microsoft Edge, and this time the company has included some pretty big improvements in the stable channel.



What Is a Router and How Does It Work?

Everything to know about setting up your residential gateway



Netflix just made a big change that cracks down on shared accounts

Netflix thinks you're using someone else's account



Dashlane is giving its one-click password changer a big upgrade

The new version is available in beta today



How To Add Photo Templates In A Video



7 things to never search for on Google



AT&T: Only Fiber Can Fulfill America's Broadband Hunger

While T-Mobile and Verizon pledge to offer wireless home broadband, AT&T says only fiber lines can satisfy Americans' growing demands.



Random pop-ups? 5 telltale signs your computer is infected with malware—and how to fix it



How to Change the Default New Folder Name in Windows 10



An update on data privacy and protection legislation



This Raspberry Pi computer can shoot actual laser beams

A more advanced version is in the works



Linux Foundation launches software signing service



10 Best Compression Tools for Linux



What’s the Difference Between Memory and Hard Disk Space?

The difference between the various types of things we might call "memory" is a fundamental concept that's often confused. I'll review the basics.



15 iPhone settings to change for better phone performance

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.



Microsoft removes Paint 3D and 3D Viewer in new Windows installations



How to Enable or Disable Sleeping Tabs in Microsoft Edge Chromium



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.



Hackers Now Ruining Your Ability to Get Drunk, Too



Microsoft Safety Scanner

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



Modem vs. Router: How Do They Differ?

What's the difference between a modem and router?



Best free Zoom backgrounds

Download these free Zoom backgrounds to make video calls more fun



Tens of thousands of Verkada cameras were easily accessible to employees as well as hackers

“We literally had 20-year-old interns that had access to over 100,000 cameras”



How To Change The Margins In Google Docs



Stop car warranty scam calls



Ransomware Hackers Start Exploiting Microsoft Exchange Server Flaws

A ransomware strain dubbed DearCry has been spotted encrypting the email data on unpatched Exchange servers, and then demanding victims pay up.



Identity thieves try to make 20,000 fake SC unemployment accounts with stolen info



How to Add Private Labels in Google Maps



Does Linux need antivirus?



Apple M1 Macs can now run Photoshop natively

M1 chip support brings a serious performance boost to Photoshop



SolarWinds spurs investment in threat hunting, supplier vetting



How to Use Voice Typing in Microsoft Edge



Would it be worthwhile to upgrade my RAM?

When it comes to things like memory and RAM, more is always better. But you may not need additional RAM just yet.



iPhone 13 might be the phone that never hits shelves. Here's why people think so

Apple's next flagship phone might not be the iPhone 13, thanks to superstition.



Firefox 86.0.1 will be released later today, here is what is new



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



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.



Apple's Suing an Ex-Employee Who Allegedly Leaked Secrets to Media




Store your private data in the cloud, access it from multiple supported devices and share it with your friends using this file-sharing app



What Is a Megabit (Mb)?

And how does it differ from a megabyte (MB)?



Apple Glasses: Release date, price, features and leaks

Apple Glass could redefine wearable computing. Here's everything we know so far.



Robocalls are skyrocketing again – 5 ways to stop them



5 Easy Tips to Extend the Life of Your Headphones

Keep your headphones working longer and improve the way they sound with these simple tricks.



Younger generation getting scammed more often, for more money



Elementary OS Offers Multi-Touch Gesture Support



Why did Apple’s original HomePod fail? Let’s count the reasons

Apple’s first smart speaker just met a sudden, surprising end, but it was one we could see coming.



What if My OneDrive is Too Big for My Hard Drive?


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Mon 2199 03/15/2021

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%.



What to Look for in a Laptop



Lessons Learned From the SolarWinds Supply Chain Hack



'Deepfake is the future of content creation'



What Does “Catfishing” Mean Online?



Google is pushing 64-bit Chrome on Android



10 Things You Must Do With a Brand New Router

Just bought your first ever router? Upgraded your old one to a new one? Take these important steps and make sure it's set up properly.



How to Fix the Controller Disconnection Bug on Your Xbox Series X/S



Hackers attempt to poison the well, but AI cybersecurity solutions bolster water treatment facility security

After a breach at a Florida treatment facility, tap water security is front and center. In the digital age, there's no shortage of challenges in the pipeline between facility and spigot.



How wind power is leading America’s energy transition



Why Is My New Computer Flooded with Pop-ups and Ads?

Advertisements popping up on a new computer bring several things to mind, including what many call "crapware."



Google must face $5B lawsuit over tracking private internet use, judge rules

Judge finds tech giant didn't notify users their data could still be collected in incognito mode.



How to Repair System Files with SFC Command in Windows 10



If you build it, they will learn: Why some schools are investing in cell towers

Towers as tall as 150 feet are popping up to beam internet service from schools to surrounding neighborhoods during the pandemic, and maybe long term.



Report Details Government Internet Shutdowns



Your phone’s home screen shows how a year of pandemic changed you

It’s not just your most-used apps — it’s your new priorities



How to Create a Strong Password

Use unique passwords and passphrases to protect your privacy online



US Moves Closer to Retaliation Over Hacking as Cyber Woes Grow



Silicon Shortage Reportedly Hits Android Phones as Qualcomm Suffers Supply Issues



Intel Tiger Lake 11th Gen CPUs release date, laptops, specs and more

Intel Tiger Lake chips are here — here's everything we know



Hitting the Books: America's loneliness crisis began well before the COVID quarantine

Humanity isn't ready for a fully contactless economy.



The reason we call a software glitch a “bug”



Social Media and Food Delivery Apps Sell the Most Personal Data

Worried about which apps are tracking and sharing your data? A study by pCloud reveals that Facebook, Instagram, Uber Eats, and Grubhub are the worst offenders.



Microsoft Hit By Worldwide Hack Attack



How to Quickly Copy Mac Screenshots to Clipboard



Bitwarden Send is now available to all users



How to Find Hidden Cameras Using Your Mobile Phone

Concerned about surveillance? Here's how to scan for hidden cameras using your mobile phone.



Enroll in One of These 9 Free Online Courses at NYU



Employers aren't training staff to use new tech tools. Employees are paying the price

Organizations have invested millions in new technology over the past year, yet fewer than one in 10 businesses have trained staff in to use these tools. Little surprise, then, that employees are using them incorrectly - and getting in trouble for it.



Beeple, who just sold an NFT for $69 million, talks about the other ways we can use the technology

  - People have really just scratched the surface when it comes to non-fungible tokens, Mike Winkelmann, a digital artist who goes by the name Beeple, said Friday.

  - The bulk of the focus around NFTs so far has centered on digital art, memes, music and other collectibles.

  - People could start minting NFTs for things as common as buying a car, replacing the deed to a house or even a college diploma, Winkelmann said.



Can I replace my processor with a faster one?

Replacing your computer's CPU will depend on your motherboard. But there is actually another option to get more speed.



Tim Berners-Lee: One-third of youth still don't have internet access as web turns 32

Every young person who can't connect to the internet represents a "lost opportunity" for humanity, says the web's creator.



How to Automatically Create System Restore Point on Schedule in Windows 10



Blind Americans face roadblocks booking online vaccine appointments

“This has been a real rough year for folks with the kinds of disabilities that affect computer and internet use,” one expert said.



Canadian Broadband Among Most Affordable



15 Alexa commands you’ll wish you knew sooner

Heres some inspiration for fun, helpful, and smart new ways to use your smart speaker



How to Fix a Wi-Fi Router

Troubleshooting the most common Wi-Fi router problems



Mac Malware 'XCSSET' Adapted for Devices With M1 Chips



Hackers Are Swarming Microsoft Exchange



What is C-Band 5G — and why is it better?

An FCC win gives Verizon better, faster 5G, but it won't be for everyone



HBO Max will debut an ad-supported tier in June

AT&T expects to have up to 150 million HBO and HBO Max subscribers by 2026.



Komando DIY: 7 must-try iPhone tricks



How Noise-Cancelling Headphones Work (and How We Test Them)

What does noise cancellation actually do to block outside sound and why does it add so much to the cost of headphones? We explain, along with how we test this feature in our reviews.



At Dubai airport, travelers' eyes become their passports



How to Insert an Image Inside of Text in Microsoft Word



Amiga Forever and C64 Forever 9 are now available



Why Your Computer Microphone Is a Real Privacy Concern

What if your privacy was being invaded without your knowledge? Here's how your computer microphone could be hacked.



How to Fix the Controller Disconnection Bug on Your Xbox Series X/S



Linux distribution Netrunner has a rocky past but a promising future

Jack Wallen calls Netrunner XOXO a victory for the developers of the distro. See why this Linux distribution might be in your future.



Former Facebook insiders explain why the company is making such a big fuss over Apple’s upcoming privacy change

  - Facebook’s ad campaign against an upcoming change in the iPhone stands in sharp contrast to competitors like Twitter, Snap and Google, who are taking a more low-key approach.

  - Facebook is particularly worried about losing the ability to track “view-through conversions,” which can show that an ad on Facebook later spurred a purchase through another site.

  - It is also using the campaign to support small businesses as an attempt to improve its reputation, former insiders say.



What’s the Easiest Way to Upgrade an Older Machine?

Upgrading a computer can be a lot of work, is going to cost some money, and depends on your needs. I'll show you where to start.



Netflix cracks down on password sharing

The streaming service has been squelching the use of passwords shared by separate homes.



How to Change Wireless Network Connection Priority Order in Windows 10



Security camera hackers access live feeds at hospitals, workplaces, schools

They saw outdoor and indoor footage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where 26 first-grade students and six educators were killed in 2012, one of the hackers said.



Google Maps May Have Ads



K210 AI Accelerator



How Long Do Routers Last?

How to tell when it's time for a new wireless router



Ransomware Operators Start Targeting Microsoft Exchange Vulnerabilities



T-Mobile Just Made Some Big 5G Promises



iPhone 12 has a killer secret button — here's how to use it

The iPhone 12 and every iPhone that runs iOS 14 has a fantastic new shortcut



How to clean and organize your Mac

Taking care of your computer doesn’t need to be complicated.



Scam alert: 2 new tricks to watch out for (Warn your family!)



Running Out of Room on Your PC? How to Set Up and Use a Network Drive

Turn an external hard drive into a network drive to access your files, even when your computer is turned off.



How to change the audio output on an Android without disconnecting your headphones or speakers



How to Access Your Clipboard on Android



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



Install the Google Voice App if You Use That Number for Texts



How cybercrime groups are exploiting the latest Microsoft Exchange flaws

Criminals have been targeting organizations that run Exchange hoping to breach ones that haven't patched the latest bugs, says ESET.



Apple lawsuit shows the company’s extreme focus on secrecy

  - Apple sued a former employee in federal court in California on Thursday alleging that he passed trade secrets about unannounced products to a member of the media.

  - Apple did not name the media correspondent nor the details that Lancaster allegedly leaked.

  - While all technology firms closely guard intellectual property, Apple’s culture deeply emphasizes it and the company has developed a need-to-know system called “disclosure” where often employees on a project don’t have knowledge of other parts of the project to prevent leaks.



What’s the Best Two-Factor Authentication Option?

The worst is none at all.

The best two-factor authentication approach varies based on your needs, and what's offered by the service you're trying to use it with.



Microsoft shows Cirque du Soleil in mixed reality



How to Enable or Disable Reload in Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge Chromium



'Really messy': Why the hack of Microsoft's email system is getting worse

Microsoft's announcement has complicated the situation, with efforts to fix the flaws appearing to have drawn more hackers to exploit organizations that haven’t yet updated the software.



MS to Fix Broken Windows Update with New Rollout



An Update on the Fourth Industrial Revolution



How to Find a Router Password

Find your username, too



Breach Exposes Data of 200K Health System Staff, Patients



The Netflix Password-Sharing Crackdown Has Begun



iPhone 13 leak just revealed the battery upgrade we've been waiting for

Finally, bigger batteries. But there's a catch.



Google will let you upload photos and add missing roads in Maps

The tech giant has introduced new ways you can contribute to the Maps app.



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



AT&T: Only Fiber Can Fulfill America's Broadband Hunger

While T-Mobile and Verizon pledge to offer wireless home broadband, AT&T says only fiber lines can satisfy Americans' growing demands.



Israeli 5-minute battery charge aims to fire up electric cars



Check Your Android for Malware Clones of These Useful Apps



Serious Vulnerabilities Found in Schneider Electric Power Meters



Linux Voice Introduction



A New Twist to Virtual Desktop Cloud Computing



How Do I Send Free Anonymous Email?


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AMD Has Fixed Its USB Connectivity Issues, Updates Arrive in Early April



Casting a wide intrusion net: Dozens burned with single hack



Bitwarden Is the Best Free Alternative to LastPass



Testing Your Backups Is Critical

The only thing worse than no backup is a backup that doesn’t work.

Testing your backups is an easy step to overlook, but an important one to take. Make sure your backups will be there when you need them.



The 10 Safest Free Software Download Sites for Windows

Many software download sites are loaded with malware. Here are the safest sites you can trust when you need free software downloads.



Exchange servers first compromised by Chinese hackers hit with ransomware

As if Exchange users didn't already have enough to worry about, they have this.



How to use OneDrive with Microsoft 365 desktop

Windows 10 saves your Microsoft 365 files locally and on OneDrive. You don't have to do a thing to take advantage of the setup.



How to fix common camera problems on Windows 10

If the webcam no longer works on your computer, use these troubleshooting steps to resolve the issue on Windows 10 quickly.



How to Open Local Files on Your Browser in Windows



Wi-Fi 6 routers: the best Wi-Fi 6 routers you can buy in 2021

Wi-Fi 6 is here



Ryzen Controller

Squeeze every drop of performance from your AMD Ryzen-powered laptop with the help of this open-source and well-designed utility



Windows 10 21H1 system requirements

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



Europol 'unlocks' encrypted Sky ECC chat service to make arrests



It's Not Too Late to Pass a National Privacy Law (OK, It Kind of Is)



Zoom security issues: Here's everything that's gone wrong (so far)

More than a dozen security and privacy problems have been found in Zoom. Here's an updated list.



How to Fix: I Forgot My iPad Password or Passcode

Get back into your iPad with these tips



New concept video shows us what future iPhone models could look like



Apple reportedly denies Parler’s App Store appeal, citing derogatory terms and ‘Nazi symbols’

‘Simple searches reveal highly objectionable content’



5 Steps for Investigating Phishing Attacks

Phishing is a common and effective cybercrime tool, but even the most sophisticated threat actors make mistakes that you can leverage in your investigations.



3 immediate steps to take if you fell for a scam



After Online News Spat, Google Blasts Microsoft Over Exchange Server Flaws

In a blog post defending its commitment to funding journalism, Google also slams Microsoft for failing to secure its products from hackers.



5 simple ways to speed up your smartphone



Got an Old Tablet? Put It to Work in the Kitchen



What if My OneDrive is Too Big for My Hard Drive?

How to manage OneDrive when it’s bigger than your disk.

Cloud storage is ubiquitous, convenient, and BIG. There are options if OneDrive is too big for your hard drive.



Think Your Phone Has Been Hacked? Here's What to Do Next

Think there's a problem with your iPhone or Android device? Here's what to do if your phone has been hacked.



Tens of thousands of US organizations hit in ongoing Microsoft Exchange hack

Multiple hacking groups are exploiting vulnerabilities to backdoor unpatched servers.



Smartphone market to rebound in 2021 thanks to 5G push and consumer demand

Global shipments of smartphones will rise by 5.5% this year following last year's decline, says IDC.



March Windows 10 update appears to cause blue screen of death when printing

Printing problems popped up following the latest update to Windows 10.



8 “Dangerous” Android Apps Identified by Cybersecurity Firm



Watching cable TV on your Xbox One is about to become exponentially more difficult

The Xbox OneGuide will be disappearing after the next update




Bring the macOS Quick Look feature to your Windows PC and preview files easily without opening them, thanks to this open-source utility



How to download older ISO versions of Windows 10

Do you need to rollback to a previous version of Windows 10? Here are the steps to download the ISO file for any version of the OS.



New Firefox version fixes Linux crashes, Apple Silicon hangs



Congress Has a New $94 Billion Plan to Bring Affordable Internet to Everyone



Windows 10 update brings big taskbar upgrade — but there's one problem

More info but also more system resources



How to Disable DHCP

Give your computer a permanent IP address



How to opt out of T-Mobile’s new automatic data sharing program



Amazon withholds its ebooks from libraries because it prefers you pay it instead

Amazon’s publishing arm has refused to sell digital books to libraries



Malware Operator Employs New Trick to Upload Its Dropper into Google Play

Check Point researchers recently discovered the Clast82 dropper hidden in nine legitimate Android utility apps.



Verizon Expands Home Internet to 10 More Cities

Verizon's 5G home internet city count climbs to 28, but how much of each city is covered?



Can WhatsApp stop spreading misinformation without compromising encryption?



How to Delete Version History in Google Docs



How Do I Send Free Anonymous Email?

Hiding your identity is possible but can be complicated.

Sending anonymous email ranges from easy to complex, depending on the likelihood of someone going the extra mile to identify you.



Windows 10 Slow After an Update? Here's How You Can Fix It

Has your Windows 10 become slow after an update? Here’s how you can solve the slow Windows problem for good.



China’s and Russia’s spying sprees will take years to unpack

Full extent of SolarWinds hack, Hafnium’s attack on Exchange Server may never be known.



Gaming healthcare: Virtual reality gives surgeons life-like training

Gamer-turned-doctor created a company that helps physicians become better at their jobs, especially during a pandemic.



How Microsoft AccountGuard is helping secure countries ahead of five national elections

Microsoft is working to fight cyberattacks on high-risk organizations and individuals.



How to Share Files Between Host PC and Virtual Machines



Even Fortune 500 businesses have poor password hygiene

Many businesses use passwords that can be hacked in less than a second



PaperScan Scanner Software Free Edition

Scanning software with a plethora of post-processing options and features, for use with any type of scanned document, regardless of quality or size




Is it safe to install Windows 10 21H1? Best answer: No, here's why and what you should do.



Molson Coors brewing operations disrupted by cyberattack



How to Use Your Samsung Phone As a Desktop



Starlink satellite internet: Coverage, cost, speed and latest news

Elon Musk's Starlink satellite internet service is rapidly launching satellites — here's everything we know



What Is an Intrusion Prevention System?

Plus how it differs from an intrusion detection system



Apple’s mixed-reality glasses to feature 15 cameras and ‘innovative biometrics’



Microsoft’s long-awaited new webcam reportedly arriving at Surface spring event

A new Microsoft webcam might appear alongside the Surface Laptop 4



US Schools Faced Record Number of Security Incidents in 2020

The K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center reports an 18% increase in security incidents as schools moved classes online.



Check your phone – iPhone app exposed thousands of private calls



T-Mobile: Home Internet Is Coming Soon

With more than 100,000 signed up for a T-Mobile pilot, execs say it's time to bust home internet monopolies.



New app can help people prove they've been vaccinated



How to Stop Annoying Website Notification Pop-Ups in Edge



What’s the Difference Between a Clone and an Image?

Different definitions of “everything”.

The difference between a clone and an image boils down to what they contain: everything, or absolutely everything.



How to Safely Share Passwords With Friends and Family

You should never share your passwords. But if you must, here's how to share your passwords while keeping your accounts as secure as possible.



Torvalds warns the world: Don’t use the Linux 5.12-rc1 kernel

Please, please don't use cowboy kernels in production—especially not this one!



8 hours and 27 minutes. That's how long the average gamer plays each week

Binge gaming is up 13% over last year with some age groups playing six hours at a stretch, a worldwide survey finds.



Get fast Wi-Fi 6 speeds with TP-Link's Archer AX21 router on sale for $90



Material Developed to Make Batteries Last Longer



The best cheap drone sales and deals for March 2021

Take to the skies for less



Avast Free Antivirus

Powerful anti-malware solution delivered in a user-friendly and free package, featuring multiple scanning modes and extra tools to ensure all-round PC safety



How to fix hard drive problems on Windows 10

If you're experiencing weird problems using Windows 10, it could be related to hard drive issues — Here's how to check and fix them.



Chinese state hackers target Linux systems with new malware



Heartbreaking Stories of People Who Got Scammed on Tinder During the Pandemic



How to use your phone as a webcam



What Is Broadband?

Everything you need to know about broadband internet



I’m completely addicted to this incredible YouTube channel



Amazon’s secret home robot Vesta reportedly in ‘late-prototype stage’ of development

‘We’re worried it could turn into another Fire Phone’



Call Recorder iPhone App Flaw Uncovered

Researcher finds thousands of recorded calls easily accessible to others.



20 smart new Alexa commands for your Amazon Echo



Apple Figures Out How to Fit Bigger Batteries Inside a MacBook

Those battery pouches we are so used to seeing inside MacBooks could soon be encased in metal.



As Microsoft email software hack spreads, experts brace for more impact



Shed A Tear For Apple, For Nobody Wants To Help It Make A Car



How to Stop LG From Stuffing Ads Into Your Brand New OLED TV



Testing Your Backups Is Critical (many backup programs have a hidden verication feature and you have to activate it)


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