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Fri 2208 03/26/2021

How to enable Read Receipts in Microsoft Outlook

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-read-receipts-in-microsoft-outlook

 

How to connect a Magic Keyboard to an iPad so you can type on a physical keyboard instead of a touchscreen

https://www.yahoo.com/news/connect-magic-keyboard-ipad-type-214621762.html

 

How to Encrypt Local Backups of an iPhone or iPad on Windows

https://www.howtogeek.com/710738/how-to-encrypt-local-backups-of-an-iphone-or-ipad-on-windows/

 

A new Android spyware masquerades as a ‘system update’

The malware can take complete control of a victim's devic 

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/26/android-malware-system-update/

 

Best Ubuntu apps of 2021

All the best Ubuntu apps to help you make the most of your distro

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/best-open-source-tools-for-ubuntu-users

 

“Expert” hackers used 11 0-days to infect Windows, iOS, and Android users

The breadth and abundance of exploits for unknown vulnerabilities sets group apart 

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/03/expert-hackers-used-11-zerodays-to-infect-windows-ios-and-android-users/

 

How to Repair a Corrupted USB Drive in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/repair-corrupted-usb-drive-linux/

 

How Do I Copy Text from a Copy Protected Website?

Assuming your intent is legal or at least moral, it's not hard to copy content from a webpage that attempts to prevent it.

https://askleo.com/copy-from-a-copy-protected-website/

 

The Rise of Open Source: Pandemic, Economy, Efficiency, Trust

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/The-Rise-of-Open-Source-Pandemic-Economy-Efficiency-Trust-87057.html

 

Microsoft Exchange servers now targeted by Black Kingdom ransomware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-exchange-servers-now-targeted-by-black-kingdom-ransomware/

 

Cherry Gentix Desktop review: Affordable, quality combo for the home or office

Cherry isn't just about killer mechanical switches, as this excellent office package proves.

https://www.windowscentral.com/cherry-gentix-desktop-review

 

Inside the Web Shell Used in the Microsoft Exchange Server Attacks

The history and details of China Chopper - a Web shell commonly seen in the widespread Microsoft Exchange Server attacks.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/inside-the-web-shell-used-in-the-microsoft-exchange-server-attacks/d/d-id/1340498

 

Windows 10 Is Finally Getting the Desktop Feature Everybody Wanted

Windows Spotlight is a pretty cool feature that allows users to automatically change the lock screen wallpaper on their Windows 10 device using high-quality backgrounds provided by Bing.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-is-finally-getting-the-desktop-feature-everybody-wanted-532451.shtml

 

Computer Chips In Short Supply

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10912/computer-chips-short-supply

 

Police Report That White Supremacists Are Attacking Cell Phone Towers

https://news.slashdot.org/story/21/03/18/2139227/police-report-that-white-supremacists-are-attacking-cell-phone-towers

 

PSA: I am once again asking you to update your iPhone for security reasons

iOS 14.4.2 fixes security flaws Apple says ‘may have been actively exploited’

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/26/22352676/iphone-ios-update-fixes-xss-exploit-security-issue

 

Wireless Local Area Networking Explained

Wireless LAN definition and examples

https://www.lifewire.com/wlan-816565

 

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/334317/how-to-revive-or-restore-an-unresponsive-mac-from-another-mac.html

 

How To Speed Up Startup In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/how-to-speed-up-windows-10-startup/

 

Best smartphone alternatives to Apple and Samsung

https://www.komando.com/amazon/best-smartphone-alternatives-2021/783390/

 

Intel's 7nm PC Chip Will Arrive in 2023 Using TSMC's Tech

The strategy allows Intel to release competitive products using manufacturing from rival foundries as it plays catch-up in the chip wars.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/intels-7nm-pc-chip-will-arrive-in-2023-using-tsmcs-tech

 

Desktops Are Faster and More Powerful Than Laptops — These 5 Are Worth Your Time

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/desktops-faster-more-powerful-laptops-181435891.html

 

Why You Should Update All Your Software

https://www.howtogeek.com/686687/why-you-should-update-all-your-software/

 

Vibrant raises $7.5M for a drug-free mechanical pill to treat constipation

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/26/vibrant-raises-7-5m-for-a-drug-free-mechanical-pill-to-treat-constipation/

 

Google's grip on online search is getting even stronger

Google continues to monopolize online search with "zero-click" searches

https://www.techradar.com/news/googles-grip-on-online-search-is-getting-even-stronger

 

New Phishing Attack Uses Morse Code to Avoid Detection by Email Scanners

https://blog.knowbe4.com/new-phishing-attack-uses-morse-code-to-avoid-detection-by-email-scanners

 

How to Make Your Own Instagram Filter

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-to-make-your-own-instagram-filter/

 

Is It Safe to Let Your Browser Remember Passwords?

The risk that’s often overlooked

https://askleo.com/browser-remember-passwords/

 

New Threat Report Finds Email Prime Vehicle for Malware

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/New-Threat-Report-Finds-Email-Prime-Vehicle-for-Malware-87056.html

 

Windows 10 KB5001649 update is rolling out again to fix printing

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-kb5001649-update-is-rolling-out-again-to-fix-printing/

 

You'll have to wait a bit longer to get startup boost on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge's startup boost needs a bit more time in the oven.

https://www.windowscentral.com/youll-have-wait-bit-longer-get-startup-boost-microsoft-edge

 

Do Cybercriminals Fear Arrest?

Researchers explore how cybercriminals weigh the possibility of arrest and whether it deters criminal activity.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/do-cybercriminals-fear-arrest/d/d-id/1340490

 

Dropbox Is Getting a Free Password Manager with One Major Limitation

Dropbox already offers a password manager for paid accounts, but this week, the company announced that a similar feature is going live for basic accounts too.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/dropbox-is-getting-a-free-password-manager-with-one-major-limitation-532446.shtml

 

Robocallers Fined $225M; May be Blocked by Carriers

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10911/robocallers-fined-225m-may-be-blocked-carriers

 

The US Government Finally Gets Serious About IoT Security

https://it.slashdot.org/story/21/03/18/2218242/the-us-government-finally-gets-serious-about-iot-security

 

How to type special characters on a Windows PC

You just have to know how to do i 

https://www.theverge.com/22351023/windows-pc-special-characters-how-to

 

Bits Per Second Explained

The meaning of bit rates (Kbps, Mbps & Gbps) and which is fastest

https://www.lifewire.com/bits-per-second-kbps-mbps-gbps-818122

 

How to save your M1 Mac by booting into Recovery mode

You do it differently than you would on an Intel Mac.

https://www.macworld.com/article/234881/how-to-boot-an-apple-silicon-mac-into-recovery-mode.html

 

Six Easy Ways To Mirror Android To Your PC Or TV

https://www.techjunkie.com/mirror-android-pc/

 

Use these secret iPhone codes to see if someone is spying on your calls and texts

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/codes-check-for-spying-iphone/783753/

 

Mac OS X Turns 20: A Look Back at the Operating System That Helped Save Apple

OS X may be retired, but it deserves to be remembered. Take a trip back with these 14 key milestones in the double-decade history of the operating system that helped transform a nearly bankrupt Apple into a trillion-dollar company.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/mac-os-x-turns-20-a-look-back-at-the-operating-system-that-helped-saved

 

This AI Makes Users a Virtual Doppelgänger for Video Calls

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/ai-makes-users-virtual-doppelg-194049459.html

 

Watch Out: 99.9 Percent of Hacked Microsoft Accounts Don’t Use 2FA

https://www.howtogeek.com/681419/watch-out-99.9-of-hacked-microsoft-accounts-dont-use-2fa/

 

These House hearings on tech are a waste of time and everyone knows it

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/25/these-house-hearings-on-tech-are-a-waste-of-time-and-everyone-knows-it/

 

Could CPUs and RAM merge soon? This top CEO thinks so

SK Hynix CEO plans major shake-up

https://www.techradar.com/news/could-cpus-and-ram-merge-soon-this-top-ceo-thinks-so

 

The Three Best Things You Can Do To Improve Your Computer Security

https://blog.knowbe4.com/three-best-things-you-can-do-to-improve-your-computer-security

 

Easily Back Up Your Partitions in Linux with Apart GTK

https://www.maketecheasier.com/back-up-partitions-linux-apart-gtk/

 

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

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

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

 

Young Adults, Seniors Over 75 Most Susceptible to Cyber Fraud: Report

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Young-Adults-Seniors-Over-75-Most-Susceptible-to-Cyber-Fraud-Report-87059.html

 

A look at upcoming Windows 10 features you will love, or maybe hate

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/a-look-at-upcoming-windows-10-features-you-will-love-or-maybe-hate/

 

This modern file explorer for Windows 10 just got even better with its latest update

This gorgeous modern file explorer just got more functional, thanks to its latest update.

https://www.windowscentral.com/modern-file-explorer-windows-10-just-got-even-better-its-latest-update

 

California State Controller's Office Suffers Data Breach

Employee unwittingly gave hacker access to email account for more than a day.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/california-state-controllers-office-suffers-data-breach/d/d-id/1340508

 

Windows 10 Notepad to Receive More Frequent Updates Through the Store

The latest Windows 10 preview build comes with several notable changes, one of which concerns Notepad, the app that still has so many users all over the world.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-notepad-to-receive-more-frequent-updates-through-the-store-532444.shtml

 

How to Fix: Remove Chrome Reading List

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10910/how-fix-remove-chrome-reading-list

 

Mozilla Leads Push for FCC To Reinstate Net Neutrality

https://tech.slashdot.org/story/21/03/19/1356226/mozilla-leads-push-for-fcc-to-reinstate-net-neutrality

 

Windows 10 is getting new File Explorer icons as part of a visual overhaul

Microsoft’s UI changes to Windows continue

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/24/22348639/microsoft-windows-10-file-explorer-new-icons-system-update

 

Laptop Processor Buyer's Guide

Know a CPU's performance before buying a laptop PC

https://www.lifewire.com/laptop-processor-buyers-guide-832444

 

Talking Apple: Expanding 5G and solidifying privacy

https://www.macworld.com/article/339915/5gs-growth-gets-a-boost-and-the-french-think-apples-approach-to-data-privacy-is-the-right-one.html

 

How To Check If Your Drivers Are Up To Date

https://www.techjunkie.com/check-if-drivers-up-to-date/

 

Catching phone scammers red-handed

https://www.komando.com/video/komando-picks/catching-phone-scammers-red-handed/783742/

 

Play Older PC Games? Think Twice About AMD's RDNA 2 Cards

In our testing, DirectX 11 gaming performance with AMD's late-model RDNA 2-based Radeon graphics cards has proven to be uneven. Can AMD's SAM tech (and a sizable overclock) come to the rescue?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/play-older-pc-games-think-twice-about-amds-rdna-2-cards

 

What is software? A guide to all of the different types of programs and applications that tell computers what to do

https://www.yahoo.com/news/software-guide-different-types-programs-174446175.html

 

How to Turn a Windows Laptop Into a Desktop PC

https://www.howtogeek.com/706234/how-to-turn-a-windows-laptop-into-a-desktop-pc/

 

Social media CEOs hedge on whether they’d boot the 12 anti-vax ‘super-spreaders’ cited by states’ attorneys general

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/25/social-media-ceos-hedge-on-whether-theyd-boot-the-12-anti-vax-super-spreaders-cited-by-states-attorneys-general/

 

Cloudflare wants to make major under-the-hood changes to your web browser

Cloudflare aims to make browsing the web faster and safer

https://www.techradar.com/news/cloudflare-is-making-important-under-the-hood-changes-to-your-web-browser

 

[Scary?] AI Can Now Learn To Manipulate Human Behavior

https://blog.knowbe4.com/scary-ai-can-now-learn-to-manipulate-human-behavior

 

How to Add a Read Later Feature in Google Chrome

https://www.maketecheasier.com/add-read-later-feature-in-google-chrome/

 

The Two Types of Cloud Data Threats and How You Protect Yourself

You can use it safely

All cloud data threats boil down to one of two things. I'll review them and lay out what you need to do to keep your data is safe in the cloud.

https://askleo.com/two-cloud-data-threats/

 

New Threat Report Finds Email Prime Vehicle for Malware

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/New-Threat-Report-Finds-Email-Prime-Vehicle-for-Malware-87056.html

 

Purple Fox malware worms its way into exposed Windows systems

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/purple-fox-malware-worms-its-way-into-exposed-windows-systems/

 

Slack now lets you DM anyone, and you can use it to send unblockable abuse

People can utilize Slack's new feature to send unblockable abuse within invitations.

https://www.windowscentral.com/slack-now-lets-you-dm-anyone-and-its-already-going-bad

 

Ransomware Incidents Continue to Dominate Threat Landscape

Cisco Talos' IR engagements found attackers relied heavily on malware like Zloader and BazarLoader to distribute ransomware in the past three months.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/ransomware-incidents-continue-to-dominate-threat-landscape/d/d-id/1340509

 

Vivaldi 3.7 Released with Major Performance Improvements, Apple Silicon Support

Vivaldi has received a new major update, and this time, the most notable change happens under the hood where the browser has received some pretty big speed improvements.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/vivaldi-3-7-released-with-major-performance-improvements-apple-silicon-support-532441.shtml

 

$5B Lawsuit Advances Over Chrome Incognito Privacy

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10908/5b-lawsuit-advances-over-chrome-incognito-privacy

 

AT&T Lies About California Net Neutrality Law, Claiming It Bans 'Free Data

https://yro.slashdot.org/story/21/03/19/2022245/att-lies-about-california-net-neutrality-law-claiming-it-bans-free-data

 

Area-codeless local calls will largely go away in October — but for a good reason

Most people will soon have to dial 10 digits, instead of seven

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/25/22351130/area-codes-10-digit-dialing-soon-required-for-certain-places-national-suicide-prevention-hotline-988

 

Using Workgroups in Computer Networking

Understand the difference between domains, homegroups, and workgroups

https://www.lifewire.com/definition-of-workgroup-816285

 

Apple’s A15 processor: How fast will it be?

https://www.macworld.com/article/339688/apple-silicon-a15-processor-cpu-gpu-neural-engine-preview-speed-ram.html

 

How To Check If Your RAM Is Working Properly In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/check-ram-working/

 

Get paid $2,400 to ditch your tech for 24 hours

https://www.komando.com/gadgets/digital-detox-challenge/783757/

 

Some Online Behaviors Will Stick Around After the Pandemic, and That's a Good Thing

The internet has allowed many to stay safer and saner during COVID-19, and many of us want to keep it that way.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/some-online-behaviors-will-stick-around-after-the-pandemic-and-thats-a

 

5 COVID-19 scams you need to know about right now: 'A perfect storm for scammers'

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/online-scams-covid-protests-software-214344082.html

 

OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 has Arrived

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

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Online/News/OpenMandriva-Lx-4.2-has-Arrived/(tagID)/339

 

What Backup Type Do I Want: Full, Incremental, or Differential?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1FJS-JEL9I

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Text authentication is even worse than almost anyone thought

For years, security experts have been sounding the alarm about texting numbers for authentication. Now, due to some excellent work from Vice, it's clear the text situation is far worse than we thought 

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3612243/text-authentication-is-even-worse-than-almost-anyone-thought.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

How to Wipe a Computer Clean of Personal Data

https://www.yahoo.com/news/wipe-computer-clean-personal-data-175101531.html

 

When Are Integrated Graphics Good Enough on a PC?

https://www.howtogeek.com/704668/when-are-integrated-graphics-good-enough-on-a-pc/

 

How to uninstall latest Quality Update or Feature Update in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/uninstall-latest-quality-or-feature-update

 

How to Add More RAM to Your Android Device with a MicroSD Card

Running out of memory on Android? Here's how to increase RAM on any Android phone or tablet. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/add-ram-android-device-microsd-card/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

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

https://news.slashdot.org/story/21/03/18/1424243/learning-apps-have-boomed-in-the-pandemic-now-comes-the-real-test

 

How to Update your NVIDIA Graphic Drivers

https://www.maketecheasier.com/update-nvidia-graphic-drivers/

 

Microsoft warns of phishing attacks bypassing email gateways

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-warns-of-phishing-attacks-bypassing-email-gateways/

 

What consumers really think of the upcoming IDFA opt-in, protecting privacy and smartphone data

App developers need to implement workarounds and create an understanding of the benefits of shared data, according to a new survey from AppsFlyer and Mobile Marketing Association.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/what-consumers-really-think-of-the-upcoming-idfa-opt-in-protecting-privacy-and-smartphone-data/

 

Find power hogs on your laptop with Windows Task Manager

Salvage every last bit of battery life on your laptop with this tip.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3610412/find-power-hogs-on-your-laptop-with-windows-task-manager.html

 

Is a serious remote working crisis bubbling under the surface?

Getting a grip on remote working does not mean business leaders should relax.

https://www.techradar.com/news/is-a-serious-remote-working-crisis-bubbling-under-the-surface

 

Microsoft's new Your Phone feature will make it easier to know when your phone and PC are connected

The Your Phone app will soon have a simple indicator to let you know when your smartphone is connected or connecting.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsofts-new-your-phone-feature-will-make-it-easier-know-when-your-phone-and-pc-are-connected

 

How to download Windows 10 20H2 ISO after 21H1 releases

You can download the Windows 10 20H2 ISO file if you must downgrade after version 21H1 releases, and in this guide, you'll learn how to complete the task 

https://pureinfotech.com/download-windows-10-20h2-iso-after-21h1/

 

Don’t get fooled by this fake, malicious version of the Clubhouse app

https://bgr.com/2021/03/24/clubhouse-app-android-version-fake-dangerous-malware/

 

Samsung Finally Confirms the Galaxy Note Isn’t Dead

With Samsung bringing the S Pen to the Galaxy S21 Ultra and the company planning to expand this feature to more devices in the coming future, it was believed the Galaxy Note, the original model that made a big deal out of the stylus, would be retired.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/samsung-finally-confirms-the-galaxy-note-isn-t-dead-532439.shtml

 

How to type special characters on Macs

It’s incredibly simple — if you know how to do it

https://www.theverge.com/22347140/apple-mac-special-characters-how-to

 

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/338844/how-worried-should-you-be-about-your-m1-macs-ssd-lifespan.html

 

Why New Mac Malware Raises Concerns

Go update your antivirus software

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

 

Google just made Wi-Fi way better than Bluetooth — here’s how

New tech promises some amazing new features

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-just-made-wi-fi-way-better-than-bluetooth-heres-how

 

What a Federal Data Privacy Law Would Mean for Consumers

With an array of serious proposals from both sides of the political divide, it looks as though the US may finally have a national privacy law.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/what-a-federal-data-privacy-law-would-mean-for-consumers/a/d-id/1340433

 

Gmail and other apps are crashing on Android – Here’s how to fix it

https://www.komando.com/technology/android-apps-crashing/783763/

 

Got Terrible Internet Speeds? The FCC Wants to Hear About It

As the FCC strives to create more accurate broadband maps, a new complaint form gives consumers a chance to tell the agency how bad the broadband is in their area.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/got-terrible-internet-speeds-the-fcc-wants-to-hear-about-it

 

U.S. jury tells Apple to pay $308.5 million for patent infringement

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/jury-tells-apple-pay-308-022419656.html

 

5 Things to Consider Before Upgrading Your PC’s RAM

https://www.howtogeek.com/691292/5-things-to-consider-before-upgrading-your-pcs-ram/

 

How to turn off Microsoft Edge website push notifications

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-turn-off-microsoft-edge-website-push-notifications

 

Why Is Google Chrome Using So Much RAM? Here's How to Fix It

Why does Google Chrome use so much RAM? What can you do to keep it in check? Here's how to make Chrome use less RAM.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/chrome-using-much-ram-fix-right-now/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Facebook is Making a Bracelet That Lets You Control Computers With Your Brain

https://tech.slashdot.org/story/21/03/18/155255/facebook-is-making-a-bracelet-that-lets-you-control-computers-with-your-brain

 

2.4 GHz or 5 GHz? How to Get the Best Wi-Fi Performance

https://www.maketecheasier.com/24ghz-vs-5ghz-which-is-better/

 

Ransomware attack shuts down Sierra Wireless IoT maker

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ransomware-attack-shuts-down-sierra-wireless-iot-maker/

 

Crimeware-as-a-service is the latest ransomware threat

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/crimeware-as-a-service-is-the-latest-ransomware-threat/

 

Is your VPN secure? How to make sense of VPN encryption

You don’t need to be a security expert to check up on your VPN’s marketing claims.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3611515/is-your-vpn-secure-how-to-make-sense-of-vpn-encryption.html

 

Microsoft Teams update will fix one of its most frustrating shortcomings

At last, Microsoft Teams will let you reply to specific messages

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-teams-update-will-fix-one-of-its-most-frustrating-shortcomings

 

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

https://www.windowscentral.com/cyber-monday-computer-part-deals-build-new-pc-less

 

How to uninstall app with winget on Windows 10

Windows Package Manager command tool now lets you uninstall apps with a single command, and here's how to enable and use the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/uninstall-app-winget-windows-10/

 

Apple just leaked two unreleased products in its latest beta software

https://bgr.com/2021/03/25/imacs-2021-m1-chip-new-design-colors/

 

DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials for Firefox

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Mozilla-Extensions/DuckDuckGo-Plus.shtml

 

THE ASTRO CITY MINI IS AN AWESOME BLAST THROUGH SEGA’S ARCADE PAST

And it’s coming to the US this week

https://www.theverge.com/22347909/astro-city-mini-review-sega-arcade-cabinet-us-release-price-games

 

Free macOS apps every Mac user should have

From useful utilities to handy archivers and transcoders, here are 35 free yet powerful macOS apps you can download today.

https://www.macworld.com/article/226525/free-mac-apps-every-mac-user-should-have.html

 

Why Credentials Are the Best Way to Stay Safe on the Internet

Be aware and pay attention

https://www.lifewire.com/why-credentials-are-the-best-way-to-stay-safe-on-the-internet-5105265

 

Clubhouse for Android release date — here’s when it’s finally coming

Clubhouse for Android could arrive in a 'couple of months'

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/clubhouse-for-android-release-date-heres-when-its-finally-coming

 

How to Protect Our Critical Infrastructure From Attack

Just how worried should we be about a cyber or physical attack on national infrastructure? Chris Price reports on how the pandemic, the growth of remote working, and IoT are putting assets at risk.

https://www.darkreading.com/physical-security/how-to-protect-our-critical-infrastructure-from-attack/d/d-id/1340506

 

Windows 10 update: Is it finally safe to download the fix that broke printers?

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/windows-10-update-stopped/783659/

 

How to Choose the Right Laptop Processor in 2021

Should get you get a Core i3 or a Ryzen 9? Need maps to navigate "Tiger Lake" and "Ice Lake"? Little more than a vague impression of "Cezanne"? Here's how to make sense of the dizzying mix of mobile processors on the market and get the most powerful laptop for your money.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-choose-a-laptop-cpu-in-2021

 

Acer reportedly hit by $50 million ransomware attack

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/acer-50-million-ransomware-attack-054534573.html

 

How to Migrate a Windows User to Different Windows 10 PC

https://www.howtogeek.com/413193/how-to-migrate-a-windows-user-to-different-windows-10-pc/

 

Best free Text-only Browsers for a slow internet for Windows 10 PC

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/best-free-text-only-browsers-for-a-slow-internet-for-windows-10-pc

 

How to Find Out What Any Major Tech Company Knows About You

This free tool lets you find out what personal information tech companies store about you. https://www.makeuseof.com/what-major-tech-knows-about-you/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

iOS Developer Who Drew Attention To App Store Scams is Now Suing Apple

https://apple.slashdot.org/story/21/03/18/1532210/ios-developer-who-drew-attention-to-app-store-scams-is-now-suing-apple

 

Wi-Fi Not Working in Linux? Here’s How to Fix it

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

 

CNA insurance firm hit by a cyberattack, operations impacted

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/cna-insurance-firm-hit-by-a-cyberattack-operations-impacted/

 

Beware of stalkerware: Stalkers use it to track your every move

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/beware-of-stalkerware-stalkers-use-it-to-track-your-every-move/

 

Mastering your password manager: 5 must-know tips

Are you getting the absolute most from your password manager? Consider these five helpful tips.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3611461/mastering-your-password-manager-5-must-know-tips.html

 

Android phone crashing? This fix may stop it

Apps like Gmail have several reported disruptions

https://www.techradar.com/news/android-phone-crashing-this-fix-may-stop-it

 

Leaked slides detail Intel's 12th Gen Alder Lake-S processors

Intel's 12th Gen CPUs look promising based on these leaked details.

https://www.windowscentral.com/intel-12th-gen-chip-details-leak-online

 

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.

https://pureinfotech.com/map-network-drive-assigning-letter-automatically-windows-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

This is the reason I rarely open Apple’s Messages app anymore

https://bgr.com/2021/03/23/apple-messages-app-spam-texts-getting-out-of-control/

 

Malwarebytes Browser Guard for Firefox

A security browser add-on that promises to prevent malware from reaching your computer and block unwanted content and advertisements

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

 

NFT MANIA IS HERE, AND SO ARE THE SCAMMERS

Artists are seeing their work showing up in NFTs they did not mint themselves

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/20/22334527/nft-scams-artists-opensea-rarible-marble-cards-fraud-art

 

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/334313/wifi-6e-explained-spectrum-speeds-reliability-iphone-ipad-mac.html

 

How the FCC Impacts Internet Speeds

Slow goin 

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

 

Zoom is about to invade every aspect of our lives

Zoom video integration could come to social apps games and even retail, thanks to a new development kit

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/zoom-is-about-to-invade-every-aspect-of-our-lives

 

Anti-Spoofing for Email Gains Adoption, but Enforcement Lags

More organizations adopt sender authentication, but strict quarantining or rejection of unauthenticated messages remains uncommon.

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/anti-spoofing-for-email-gains-adoption-but-enforcement-lags/d/d-id/1340497

 

Use Zoom? This screen-share bug may expose more than you think

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/zoom-screen-share-bug/783662/

 

Got Terrible Internet Speeds? The FCC Wants to Hear About It

As the FCC strives to create more accurate broadband maps, a new complaint form gives consumers a chance to tell the agency how bad the broadband is in their area.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/got-terrible-internet-speeds-the-fcc-wants-to-hear-about-it

 

5 smart Windows 10 tricks to save time and space

https://www.yahoo.com/news/5-smart-windows-10-tricks-120024528.html

 

How to Optimize USB Storage for Better Performance on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/410353/how-to-optimize-usb-storage-for-better-performance-on-windows-10/

 

Turn On Leak Detection for entered Passwords in Google Chrome using GPEDIT or REGEDIT

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-leak-detection-for-entered-passwords-chrome

 

7 DIY Projects for Your Old Hard Drive

Wondering what to do with your old hard drives? Don't throw them out! Turn it into a DIY external hard drive or many other things. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/projects-make-old-hard-drive/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

iOS Developers Targeted With New XcodeSpy macOS Malware

https://tech.slashdot.org/story/21/03/18/1824228/ios-developers-targeted-with-new-xcodespy-macos-malware

 

Audials Play Review: Free Radio and Podcasts Worldwide

https://www.maketecheasier.com/audials-play-review/

 

Purple Fox malware worms its way into exposed Windows systems

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/purple-fox-malware-worms-its-way-into-exposed-windows-systems/

 

Garuda Linux KDE version usurps Deepin Linux as the most beautiful Linux desktop

Has Jack Wallen found the holy grail of Linux desktops? The Garuda KDE Linux desktop distribution proves itself worthy of the most beautiful desktop title.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/garuda-linux-kde-version-usurps-deepin-linux-as-the-most-beautiful-linux-desktop/

 

Leaked: Big changes coming with Intel's next CPU, code-named Alder Lake

A leaked presentation from VideoCardz suggests Alder Lake will affect motherboards, memory and more.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3612323/intels-next-cpu-code-named-alder-lake-rumors.html

 

New Firefox update prevents accidental leak of sensitive data

Referrer policy is enabled by default on Firefox 87

https://www.techradar.com/news/new-firefox-update-prevents-accidental-leak-of-sensitive-data

 

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

https://www.windowscentral.com/cyber-monday-computer-part-deals-build-new-pc-less

 

WINDOWS 10 21H2 TO GET NEW DEVICE USAGE, SPOTLIGHT, TOUCHPAD SETTINGS

The next version of Windows 10 (version 21H2) to ship with new Device usage, Windows Spotlight, and Touch keyboard settings.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-21h2-device-usage-spotlight-touchpad-settings/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

This is some of the worst news that a bank customer can get after a hack

https://bgr.com/2021/03/23/data-breach-flagstar-bank-ransomware-attack/

 

Horland's Scan2PDF

Create multi-page PDF documents that support search directly from the image files obtained via scan using this user-friendly application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/PDF/Horland-s-Scan2PDF.shtml

 

Lina Khan is just the first step toward tougher US tech regulation

President Biden and Congress still have more work to do

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/23/22346828/lina-khan-ftc-commissioner-biden-nomination-facebook-google-doj-garland

 

The future of the iPhone: A folding screen, 5G SE, and notch-less Pro may be on the way

Ming-Chi Kuo gets out his crystal ball.

https://www.macworld.com/article/334303/the-future-of-the-iphone-a-folding-screen-5g-se-and-notch-less-pro-may-be-on-the-way.html

 

What Does the End of the iMac Pro Mean For Users?

If you can, you should wait

https://www.lifewire.com/what-does-the-end-of-the-imac-pro-mean-for-users-5115768

 

Best Zoom alternatives for video calling

These are the best Zoom alternatives when you don't want to use Zoom

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/best-zoom-alternatives

 

Disgruntled IT Contractor Sentenced in Retaliatory Office 365 Attack

Former contractor deleted 1,200 user accounts in revenge.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/disgruntled-it-contractor-sentenced-in-retaliatory-office-365-attack/d/d-id/1340492

 

Unemployment scams: Red flags someone stole your identity

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/unemployment-scams-red-flags/745644/

 

Intel to Build Chips for Other Companies With New Foundry Business

The company is spending $20 billion to build two new fabs in Arizona to support the foundry business. Intel is hoping even Apple will one day become a client.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/intel-to-build-chips-for-other-companies-with-new-foundry-business

 

Starlink users explain how you can set up the internet service in your own home in 5 straightforward steps

https://www.yahoo.com/news/starlink-users-explain-set-internet-093000842.html

 

Linux Mint Unveils New Packages

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Online/News/Linux-Mint-Unveils-New-Packages/(tagID)/339

 

How Do I Protect Laptop Data from Theft?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pXqne2OdQk

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Wed 2206 03/24/2021

 (Notice: Wednesday next week is National Backup day.  Many readers need to sign up for APCUG's Backup Workshop. Click on this to register, it start at 11:00a CDT: 

3/31/21

 

Backing Up registration

https://forms.gle/5TzUVaPCgyrjK1Fg9

Registration closes at 11:30 pm (your time) on March 30.

 

IT IS WORLD BACK UP DAY ON MARCH 31, WE WILL BE TAKING THE PLEDGE 😉

 

HOW AND WHY TO BACK UP YOUR HARD DRIVE

Don’t lose any or all of your important data: documents, photos, music, or videos.

• Your computer could be hit by a virus.

• Ransomware could hold your files hostage.

• You should be prepared for a natural disaster

• Hard drives sometimes fail.

 

We will look at an overview of backing up your hard drive and your smartphone during this workshop. There will also be demonstrations of various back-up apps: Bob Gostischa will demo Aomei, Bill James will show us how the Windows 10 File History works, plus another (TBD) demos of backup programs. Maybe you will find the one for you! )

 

12 advanced voice commands for Chrome on Android

You might not be able to see 'em, but these oft-forgotten commands can save you some serious time in the Chrome Android browser.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3612893/chrome-android-voice-commands.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

New research reveals who’s targeted by email attacks

https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/workspace/how-gmail-helps-users-avoid-email-scams

 

Take This Free 10-Day Mental Health Course on Coping With the Pandemic

https://vitals.lifehacker.com/take-this-free-10-day-mental-health-course-on-coping-wi-1846508777

 

Google Pledges $7 Billion Investment To Create Jobs in US

https://tech.slashdot.org/story/21/03/18/1342228/google-pledges-7-billion-investment-to-create-jobs-in-us

 

Apple fined $2 million in Brazil for selling iPhone 12 without a charger

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-brazil-fine-over-iphone-12-charger-171754262.html

 

Windows Task Manager: The Complete Guide

https://www.howtogeek.com/405806/windows-task-manager-the-complete-guide/

 

How to create simple notes with PeperNote for Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/create-simple-notes-with-pepernote-for-windows-10

 

Tested: How the Epic Games Store can drain your laptop's battery life

This gaming app demands a surprising amount of resources.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3608934/tested-how-the-epic-games-store-can-reduce-your-laptops-battery-life.html

 

How Do Cookies Work, and How Do I Delete Them?

Deleting cookies is an easy task. Whether it's necessary or not is another matter.

https://askleo.com/delete-cookies/

 

Best Zoom backgrounds for spring featuring fields abloom and seasonal views

https://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/best-zoom-backgrounds-for-spring-featuring-fields-abloom-and-seasonal-views/

 

The Top Free Screen Recording Software for All Platforms

Whatever platform you're using—Windows, macOS, or Linux—here are all the best screen-recording apps you can use. For free!

https://www.makeuseof.com/free-screen-recording-software/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Easily Upgrade to Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/upgrade-to-windows-10/

 

Zoom is about to make video calls even more interesting

Developers can now build their own video-based apps using Zoom's Video SDK

https://www.techradar.com/news/zoom-is-about-to-make-video-calls-even-more-interesting

 

Ransomware gang leaks data stolen from Colorado, Miami universities

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ransomware-gang-leaks-data-stolen-from-colorado-miami-universities/

 

Intel's 11th-gen desktop CPUs could win gamers back from AMD

We've finally got full details on the "Rocket Lake S" chips.

https://www.engadget.com/intel-11th-gen-desktop-cpus-rocket-lake-s-150026010.html

 

THE ROBOTS ARE COMING FOR YOUR OFFICE

A conversation with NYT’s Kevin Roose on how robotic automation will impact our futur 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/23/22344938/kevin-roose-robotic-automation-future-rpa

 

Raindrop.io for Chrome

Have access to all of your favorite web pages by creating organized bookmarks which can be accessed from various devices through a web interface

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

 

Forget MacBook Pro 2021: Samsung Galaxy Book Pro stuns in new leak

Two new Pro Samsung Galaxy Books are just around the corner

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/forget-macbook-pro-2021-samsung-galaxy-book-pro-stuns-in-new-leak

 

How Smart Speakers Can Track Your Heart Rate

Will you say goodbye to your Fitbit?

https://www.lifewire.com/how-smart-speakers-can-track-your-heart-rate-5115905

 

Incredible new fabric tech can transform your clothing into a smart display

https://bgr.com/2021/03/22/smart-technology-fabric-display-keyboard-research-paper/

 

Do Cybercriminals Fear Arrest?

Researchers explore how cybercriminals weigh the possibility of arrest and whether it deters criminal activity.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/do-cybercriminals-fear-arrest/d/d-id/1340490

 

True or False: It's OK to post your vaccination card online

https://www.komando.com/episode/true-or-false-its-ok-to-post-your-vaccination-card-online/783197/

 

Lawsuit Against Apple Over MacBook Butterfly Keyboards Gets Class-Action Status

If the suit is successful, affected MacBook owners could receive some financial compensation from Apple.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/lawsuit-against-apple-over-macbook-butterfly-keyboards-gets-class-action

 

What an upcoming Apple privacy prompt will mean for you – and the apps you use

https://www.yahoo.com/news/upcoming-apple-privacy-prompt-mean-100055476.html

 

Did You Know? Windows 10 PCs Have “Game Mode” on by Default

https://www.howtogeek.com/706859/did-you-know-windows-10-pcs-have-game-mode-on-by-default/

 

Acer faces $50 million REvil ransomware attack

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/acer-faces-50-million-revil-ransomware-attack-105403/

 

Microsoft's 'Find My Device' is the PC management tool you didn't know you needed

It's a powerful utility service for remotely keeping tabs on PCs owned by you and your family.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3610707/microsofts-find-my-device-is-the-pc-management-tool-you-didnt-know-you-needed.html

 

Why Are There So Many Internet Jerks?

The internet, and social media specifically, seems like a breeding ground for jerks. Did it actually create them, or just expose those already among us?

https://askleo.com/why-are-there-so-many-internet-jerks/

 

Business email compromise scams proved costly to victims in 2020

The FBI received more than 19,000 complaints of business email compromises last year, costing victims around $1.8 billion.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/business-email-compromise-scams-proved-costly-to-victims-in-2020/

 

The 6 Best Free Cyber Security Courses: Learn How to Be Safe Online

Worried about your online security? Take one of these free courses and learn how to stay safe.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-free-cyber-security-courses-thatll-keep-safe-online/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Compress and Split Files in Ubuntu

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-to-compress-and-split-files-in-ubuntu/

 

How does a VPN work?

Everything you need to know about Virtual Private Networks

https://www.techradar.com/vpn/how-does-a-vpn-work

 

Microsoft warns of phishing attacks bypassing email gateways

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-warns-of-phishing-attacks-bypassing-email-gateways/

 

The Morning After: How new hard drives are using microwaves and lasers

And: If your Android apps are suddenly crashing, there might be a fix available.

https://www.engadget.com/hamr-mamr-tma-111510977.html

 

The startup trying to augment audio reality in public spaces

Spatial is taking on both theme parks and Muzak with interactive ambient audi 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/23/22345336/spatial-inc-audio-interative-generative-studio-software

 

Raindrop.io for Opera

Thoroughly organize bookmarks and various associated media by employing the services of this user-friendly, cross-browser extension

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Opera-Extensions/Raindrop-io-for-Opera.shtml

 

Clubhouse for Android? Nope, just sneaky password-stealing malware

This is one Clubhouse you don't want to join

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/bogus-clubhouse-app-malware

 

How New Gadgets Could Help Improve Your Hearing

More than hearing aid 

https://www.lifewire.com/how-new-gadgets-could-help-improve-your-hearing-5115747

 

A crazy new spam scheme is plaguing iPhone users – and there’s no way to stop it

https://bgr.com/2021/03/16/facetime-group-call-spam-unknown-numbers/

 

Researchers Discover Two Dozen Malicious Chrome Extensions

Extensions are being used to serve up unwanted adds, steal data, and divert users to malicious sites, Cato Networks says.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/researchers-discover-two-dozen-malicious-chrome-extensions/d/d-id/1340482

 

Watch out for the new prank that targets your phone

https://www.komando.com/episode/watch-out-for-the-new-prank-that-targets-your-phone/783053/

 

Android Version of Clubhouse? Watch Out, It's Probably Malware

A Trojanized program discovered by antivirus provider ESET steals login credentials typed into an Android phone.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/android-version-of-clubhouse-watch-out-its-probably-malware

 

SpaceX's Starlink: Everything you need to know about Elon Musk's internet service

https://www.yahoo.com/news/now-starlink-available-order-more-110000984.html

 

How to Turn Off Annoying “Save Password” Pop-Ups in Chrome

https://www.howtogeek.com/715496/how-to-turn-off-annoying-save-password-pop-ups-in-chrome/

 

Microsoft now urging Windows 10 users to use Edge, Bing via Settings

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-now-urging-windows-10-users-to-use-edge-bing-via-settings-105405/

 

Dash cam reviews: Catch the maniacs and meteors of daily driving

A dash cam is exactly what you need on today's mean streets, and new 4K models deliver supercrisp images (for a price).

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2942693/dash-cam-reviews-what-you-need-to-catch-the-maniacs-and-meteors-of-daily-driving.html

 

Don’t Call Yourself Stupid

Some people call themselves "dumb" or "stupid" when it comes to computers. There's little that frustrates me more.

https://askleo.com/dont-call-yourself-stupid/

 

Garuda Linux KDE version usurps Deepin Linux as the most beautiful Linux desktop

Has Jack Wallen found the holy grail of Linux desktops? The Garuda KDE Linux desktop distribution proves itself worthy of the most beautiful desktop title.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/garuda-linux-kde-version-usurps-deepin-linux-as-the-most-beautiful-linux-desktop/

 

12 Useful Ways to Reuse an Old Router (Don't Throw It Away!)

Old router cluttering up your drawers? Here's how to repurpose your old router and save some money instead of throwing it away!

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

 

How to Find the IP Address of a Network Printer

https://www.maketecheasier.com/find-ip-address-of-network-printer/

 

Microsoft is in talks to acquire gaming chat platform Discord for $10 billion

Discord reached out to potential buyers

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-is-in-talks-to-acquire-gaming-chat-platform-discord-for-dollar10-billion

 

High-availability server maker Stratus hit by ransomware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/high-availability-server-maker-stratus-hit-by-ransomware/

 

Google and Microsoft team up to fix compatibility issues between browsers

They've teamed up for a cross-browser effort called #Compat2021.

https://www.engadget.com/google-microsoft-browser-compatibility-issues-104040745.html

 

Intel invests $20 billion into new factories, will produce chips for other companies

The company also plans to outsource some of its own chip production starting in 2023

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/23/22347250/intel-new-factories-arizona-20-billion-chips-outsourcing-foundry-services-manufacturing

 

Otter Browser

Bring back classical Opera (v12) but also take advantage of ad-blocking, Do Not Track and other privacy features, thanks to this open-source project

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

 

Walmart Plus — Everything you need to know

Walmart Plus takes on Amazon Prime

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/walmart-plus-membership-free-delivery

 

Why You Should Recycle Old Devices

It’s time to get eco-friendly

https://www.lifewire.com/why-you-should-recycle-old-devices-5115686

 

Turn this smartphone setting off if you don’t want to be tracked for ad targeting

https://bgr.com/2021/03/16/ad-targeting-t-mobile-verizon-att-tracking-customers/

 

New CopperStealer Malware Hijacks Social Media Accounts

Proofpoint researchers say it steals logins and spreads more malware.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/new-copperstealer-malware-hijacks-social-media-accounts/d/d-id/1340454

 

FBI list: Top scams of 2020 – and how to avoid them in 2021

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/top-scams-of-2020/783392/

 

Intel 'Alder Lake' CPUs to Support PCIe 5.0, DDR5 RAM

Leaked slides from an Intel presentation offer a glimpse of what we can expect from the Alder Lake family, which will encompass both laptop and desktop CPUs.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/intel-alder-lake-cpus-to-support-pcie-50-ddr5-ram

 

How the 4 companies behind every single credit card swipe prevent outages and thwart hackers from getting your data

https://www.yahoo.com/news/4-companies-behind-every-single-104500455.html

 

How to Use Vertical Tabs in Microsoft Edge

https://www.howtogeek.com/718693/how-to-use-vertical-tabs-in-microsoft-edge/

 

Snipping Tool locked, freezes, or crashing in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/snipping-tool-locked-freezes-or-crashing-in-windows-10

 

Find power hogs on your laptop with Windows Task Manager

Salvage every last bit of battery life on your laptop with this tip.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3610412/find-power-hogs-on-your-laptop-with-windows-task-manager.html

 

Why Ask Why?

It's common to ask "Why?" when it comes to computers. It's also common to be frustrated with the answer.

https://askleo.com/why-ask-why/

 

Coding is now the fastest-growing profession. But it's not all good news

Analysis of ONS data by CodinGame concludes that the number of developers in the UK private sector has risen by 74,000 in the past three years. Despite this, tech recruiters face a growing digital skills shortage.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/coding-is-now-the-fastest-growing-profession-but-its-not-all-good-news/

 

How to Update Everything and Why

It's important to keep your mobiles, computers, and consoles update to date. Here's why - and how to do it.

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-update-everything-and-why/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Disable Tab Previews in Safari on Mac

https://www.maketecheasier.com/disable-tab-previews-in-safaritermi/

 

Best laser printer 2021: top picks for color and mono printing

You'll never have to worry about ink again

https://www.techradar.com/news/best-laser-printer

 

Twitter images can be abused to hide ZIP, MP3 files — here's how

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/twitter-images-can-be-abused-to-hide-zip-mp3-files-heres-how/

 

Android apps like Gmail are crashing and 'WebView' is to blame

Install a newer update to clear up any error messages.

https://www.engadget.com/android-gmail-stop-running-webview-234125352.html

 

Qualcomm is reportedly developing a Switch-like Android gaming device

Like a phone, but bigger and with controllers

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/23/22347257/qualcomm-reportedly-developing-android-handheld-nintendo-switch-console

 

Loom for Chrome

A web browser extension that allows you to share video, webcam, screen and voice recordings with whoever you choose by invitation or sending them the content's link

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

 

FBI issues warning over Trickbot Trojan — what you need to know

Nasty malware steals passwords, installs ransomware, spreads through networks

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/trickbot-fbi-cisa-warning

 

Why Apple’s Lightning Connector May Not Go Away Anytime Soon

Wireless could be the handy alternative

https://www.lifewire.com/why-apples-lightning-connector-may-not-be-going-away-5115632

 

Apple fans are so angry about this iPhone 12 ‘defect’

https://bgr.com/2021/03/17/iphone-12-discoloration-defect-fading-aluminum-edges/

 

FBI: Business Email Compromise Cost $1.8B in 2020

The Internet Crime Complaint Center received a record 791,790 complaints last year, with reported losses exceeding $4.1 billion.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/fbi-business-email-compromise-cost-$18b-in-2020/d/d-id/1340452

 

Upgrading your iPhone? Read this flaw warning first

https://www.komando.com/gadgets/iphone-12-discoloration/783051/

 

Brazil Fines Apple $2M for Shipping iPhones Without a Charger

Apple is also accused of misleading advertising, selling defective products, and unfair contract terms.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/brazil-fines-apple-2m-for-shipping-iphones-without-a-charger

 

Square’s Cash App vulnerable to hackers, customers claim: 'They're completely ghosting you'

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/squares-cash-app-vulnerable-to-hackers-customers-claim-113556593.html

 

Elementary OS is Bringing Multi-Touch Gestures to the OS

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Online/News/Elementary-OS-is-Bringing-Multi-Touch-Gestures-to-the-OS/(tagID)/339

 

Motorola is Trying That 'Your Phone Can Be a PC' Thing Again

https://tech.slashdot.org/story/21/03/18/1338228/motorola-is-trying-that-your-phone-can-be-a-pc-thing-again

 

Testing Your Backups Is Critical

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZydDFT8Bx0

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 Windows 10 has more printer issues, but there's already a fix

A new update addresses printing issues caused by a previous update to Windows 10 

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-has-more-printer-issues-theres-already-fix

 

Does Microsoft share blame for the SolarWinds hack?

Critics, including a prominent U.S. senator, are pointing fingers at Microsoft for not warning customers about the Golden SAML security hole. Doing so might have headed off SolarWinds 

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3612191/does-microsoft-share-blame-for-the-solarwinds-hack.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

As Clubhouse's popularity skyrockets, some observers are raising questions about the spread of misinformation

https://www.yahoo.com/news/clubhouses-popularity-skyrockets-observers-raising-151511108.html

 

How to Screen Record on Your Chromebook

https://www.howtogeek.com/695967/how-to-screen-record-on-your-chromebook/

 

Top tech CEOs will testify about social media’s role in the Capitol attack this week

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/23/tech-hearing-capitol-attack-facebook-twitter-google/

 

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

 

Why Ask Why?

It's common to ask "Why?" when it comes to computers. It's also common to be frustrated with the answer.

https://askleo.com/why-ask-why/

 

How to Configure ZRAM on Your Ubuntu Computer

https://www.maketecheasier.com/configure-zram-ubuntu/

 

The 4 Technologies That Will Make Web 3.0 a Reality

Web 3.0 is the next phase of the internet's evolution, but what technologies does it need to succeed? 

https://www.makeuseof.com/technologies-web-3-0/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Ransomware threats to watch for in 2021 include crimeware-as-a-service

BlackBerry researchers see more double-extortion ransomware attacks, attackers demanding ransom from healthcare patients, and rising bitcoin prices driving the growth of ransomware.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/ransomware-threats-to-watch-for-in-2021-include-crimeware-as-a-service/

 

Teen hacker agrees to 3 years in prison for Twitter Bitcoin scam

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/teen-hacker-agrees-to-3-years-in-prison-for-twitter-bitcoin-scam/

 

WhatsApp exodus shines light on Microsoft's mishandling of Skype

Nobody considers Skype as a viable chat platform for their friends and family anymore.

https://www.windowscentral.com/whatsapp-exodus-shines-light-microsofts-mishandling-skype

 

Snip and Sketch freezes in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/snip-and-sketch-freezes-in-windows-10

 

How to Allow or Deny OS and Apps Access to Microphone in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/102647-allow-deny-os-apps-access-microphone-windows-10-a.html

 

Windows 10 update KB5001649 outs to fix more printing issues

Microsoft issues another out-of-band update to fix printing problems from some apps and printers – details and how to get the update here.

https://pureinfotech.com/kb5001649-windows-10-fix-printing-issue/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

The Windows 10 Notepad app is about to get a major boost

Notepad is staking its claim the Windows Store

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-much-loved-windows-10-app-is-set-to-get-a-significant-upgrade

 

You probably haven’t used Yahoo in a while, but what if it cost you money?

‘Yahoo!+’ is certainly one way to stylize that

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/23/22346935/verizon-yahoo-plus-subscription-platform-rebrand-online-media

 

Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant (SaRA)

The official troubleshooting application from Microsoft that addresses issues related to Windows, Office, Outlook and Office 365

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/Microsoft-Support-and-Recovery-Assistant.shtml

 

scam

The Internal Revenue Service alerted tax professionals Wednesday about a dangerous new phishing scam in which a cybercriminal is sending emails claiming to come from the IRS in an effort to steal Electronic Filing Identification Numbers (EFINs).

https://www.accountingtoday.com/news/irs-warns-of-e-file-identity-theft-scam

 

Why 5G Has Been Disappointing So Far

Good things take time

https://www.lifewire.com/why-5g-has-been-disappointing-so-far-5115299

 

Zoom security flaw lets other people see way too much

A flaw in Zoom's screen-sharing feature can reveal too much

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/zoom-security-flaw-lets-other-people-see-way-too-much

 

Hard drives are about to get supercharged

HAMR and MAMR will use lasers and microwaves to pack as much as 60TB into a drive.

https://www.engadget.com/upscaled-mamr-hamr-140023504.html

 

Got this text from Amazon? It’s a fake

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/amazon-texting-scam/783190/

 

Google Brings Beta Android 11 Features To Chromebooks

The new features include app scaling and dark mode, but they're only available to certain users right now.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-brings-beta-android-11-features-to-chromebooks

 

Tablo rolls out a $200 quad-tuner DVR with HDMI

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tablo-quad-hdmi-035043788.html

 

How to Open Multiple Windows or Instances of an App on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/717118/how-to-open-multiple-windows-or-instances-of-an-app-on-windows-10/

 

A newly-wormable Windows botnet is ballooning in size

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/23/wormable-windows-botnet-ballooning/

 

How to make Windows 10 more tolerable with these six simple tricks

These eye-pleasing PC tweaks will make using Windows 10 a bit more pleasant.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3611208/windows-10-change-cursor-expand-start-menu.html

 

Why Can’t the Poor just Pirate Software?

Commercial software can be expensive. Can you just pirate software if you can't afford it? You can guess my answer, but even better: theft isn't necessary.

https://askleo.com/why_cant_the_poor_just_pirate_software/

 

2.4 GHz or 5 GHz? How to Get the Best Wi-Fi Performance

https://www.maketecheasier.com/24ghz-vs-5ghz-which-is-better/

 

4 Ways to Revive Windows XP on Windows 10

Need to use Windows XP software? Or just feeling nostalic? Here's how you can revive Windows XP inside Windows 10. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/revive-windows-xp-on-windows-10/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Why traditional malware detection can't stop the latest security threats

Isolating your hardware and your applications is a more effective way to prevent malware from infecting your critical endpoints, says HP.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-traditional-malware-detection-cant-stop-the-latest-security-threats/

 

Windows 10 to let you further customize your Virtual Desktops

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-to-let-you-further-customize-your-virtual-desktops/

 

Windows 10 build 21337 (earlier): Everything you need to know

This roundup includes the features and changes Microsoft has been working on in the last 24 builds for Windows 10 available via the Dev Channel.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-build-21322-earlier-everything-you-need-know

 

DuckDuckGo browser extension puts Edge users to risk of privacy breach

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/duckduckgo-extension-risk-of-privacy-breach-105365/

 

How to Print to PDF in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/35640-how-print-pdf-windows-10-a.html

 

How to enable File Explorer compact mode on Windows 10

File Explorer now includes a new default layout experience, and you can switch to the classic layout with these steps.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-file-explorer-compact-mode-windows-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

This dangerous WordPress attack threatens millions of websites

A fix has already been deployed

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-dangerous-wordpress-attack-threatens-millions-of-websites

 

Angry MacBook owners get class action status for butterfly keyboard suit

The suit says Apple knew its thinner keyboard was rotte 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/22/22344397/apple-macbook-butterfly-keyboard-switches-defective-class-action-lawsuit-certified

 

Microsoft Wants to Turn iPhones Running Microsoft Teams into Walkie Talkies

Microsoft has already announced a long time ago that it wanted to bring a walkie talkie feature to Microsoft Teams, and now it seems like it’s finally happening.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-wants-to-turn-iphones-running-microsoft-teams-into-walkie-talkies-532405.shtml

 

How New Tech Could Turn You Into a Human Battery

Jogging could one day power your gadgets

https://www.lifewire.com/how-new-tech-could-turn-you-into-a-human-battery-5115279

 

The Long Hack: How China Exploited a U.S. Tech Supplier

For years, U.S. investigators found tampering in products made by Super Micro Computer Inc. The company says it was never told. Neither was the public 

https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2021-supermicro/

 

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 mining limiter has an embarrassingly easy workaround

Nvidia drivers broke the company's own anti-mining measure on the GeForce RTX 3060

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3060-mining-limiter-has-an-embarrassingly-easy-workaround

 

Apple fined $2 million in Brazil for selling iPhone 12 without a charger

The country doesn't buy Apple's environmental angle.

https://www.engadget.com/apple-brazil-fine-over-iphone-12-charger-171754262.html

 

5 router settings to keep hackers off your cameras, smart speakers and network

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/critical-security-router-settings/704066/

 

Google Wants to Make Installing Android Apps Feel Speedier

A new optimization feature will make installing new apps on your device feel much quicker.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-wants-to-make-installing-android-apps-feel-speedier

 

Facebook's quest for wearable tech superpowers and the curse of the 'glassholes'

https://www.yahoo.com/news/facebooks-quest-wearable-tech-superpowers-120000505.html

 

How to Use the Chrome OS Phone Hub with Your Android Handset

https://www.howtogeek.com/718372/how-to-use-the-chrome-os-phone-hub/

 

Google Cloud hires Intel veteran to head its custom chip efforts

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/22/google-cloud-hires-intel-veteran-to-head-its-custom-chip-efforts/

 

Dropbox adds a free, limited password manager

Dropbox joins the free password manager fray as LastPass limits its own free offerings.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3611972/dropbox-adds-a-free-limited-password-manager.html

 

Avoiding Tech Support Scams

What do you do when you suddenly find yourself on the phone with a scammer? Step One: Be Skeptical!

https://askleo.com/avoiding-tech-support-scams/

 

Wi-Fi Not Working in Linux? Here’s How to Fix it

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

 

5 Easy Ways to Secure Your Computer in Less Than 5 Minutes

Short on time? Everyone can be a target of malware, viruses, and hackers, so protect your device with these quick tips.

https://www.makeuseof.com/secure-your-computer-in-5-minutes/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to use Screen Capture on a Chromebook

Take screenshots or make screen recordings with the Screen Capture app now built into Chrome OS.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-screen-capture-on-a-chromebook/

 

Hacker leaks payment data from defunct WeLeakInfo breach site

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hacker-leaks-payment-data-from-defunct-weleakinfo-breach-site/

 

Intel's website attacking Apple's M1 MacBook is an epic fail of hypocrisy

Intel's website tries to highlight how PCs are better than Macs, but it accidentally calls out Acer for false battery life claims.

https://www.windowscentral.com/intels-website-attacking-apples-m1-macbook-epic-fail-hypocrisy

 

How to enable and use Address Bar Quick Actions in Microsoft Edge

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-enable-and-use-address-bar-quick-actions-in-microsoft-edge

 

How to Add or Remove Dropbox Context Menu in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/158955-how-add-remove-dropbox-context-menu-windows.html

 

Windows 10 update KB5001649 outs to fix more printing issues

Microsoft issues another out-of-band update to fix printing problems from some apps and printers – details and how to get the update here.

https://pureinfotech.com/kb5001649-windows-10-fix-printing-issue/

 

Three billion spoofed emails are being sent every day

Email is still the most popular platform for malware distribution, report claims

https://www.techradar.com/news/three-billion-spoofed-emails-are-being-sent-every-day

 

Intel’s version of a MacBook Pro looks even better than a real one

I’d love an all-screen MacBook Pr 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/19/22340359/intel-apple-macbook-pro-ad-commercial-justin-long-all-screen

 

Firefox 86.0.1 Released with Linux and Apple Silicon Fixes

Mozilla has released a new update for Firefox, but this time the focus has been entirely on fixing bugs under the hood, as it’s the first minor revision aimed at version 86.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/firefox-86-0-1-released-with-linux-and-apple-silicon-fixes-532404.shtml

 

Scammers Selling Fake Covid-19 Vaccination Cards for Just $20

https://www.oodaloop.com/briefs/2021/02/10/scammers-selling-fake-covid-19-vaccination-cards-for-just-20/

 

How the Craft App Could Change the Way You Work

Productivity, but not as we know it

https://www.lifewire.com/how-the-craft-app-could-change-the-way-you-work-5115888

 

Stimulus check and Covid vaccine scams running rampant — what to look for

Online crooks lure you in with fake promises of cash, medicine

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/stimulus-vaccine-phishing-scams

 

The Morning After: A ransomware gang is demanding $50 million from Acer

Barnes & Noble is back with a new Nook tablet and Lenovo's gaming chair comes with a katana.

https://www.engadget.com/acer-ransomware-134043106.html

 

Why Google wants you to stop saying “Google it”

https://www.komando.com/video/komando-picks/why-google-wants-you-to-stop-saying-google-it/783226/

 

Acer Falls Victim to $50 Million Ransomware Attack

Hacker group REvil appears to be the perpetrator behind the breach, which could have been facilitated by a Microsoft Exchange vulnerability 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/acer-falls-victim-to-50-million-ransomware-attack

 

FBI releases 2020 Internet Crime Report

https://www.yahoo.com/news/fbi-releases-2020-internet-crime-035900666.html

 

How-To Geek Is Now on Google News

https://www.howtogeek.com/718146/how-to-geek-is-now-on-google-news/

 

Clubhouse says its Android launch will take ‘a couple of months’

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/22/clubhouse-says-its-android-launch-will-take-a-couple-of-months/

 

Microsoft is testing Auto HDR to improve non-HDR Windows PC games

For now, you'll need to have an HDR-certified monitor and be a member of the Windows Insider program to take advantage of this technology.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3612109/microsoft-is-testing-auto-hdr-to-improve-non-hdr-windows-pc-games.html

 

Why UEFI?

UEFI is a replacement for the original BIOS that’s been running computers for almost a quarter of a century. UEFI allows manufacturers to take advantage of the security capabilities of the machines they produce.

https://askleo.com/why-uefi/

 

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Used Laptop

https://www.maketecheasier.com/buying-a-used-laptop/

 

LastPass Will Restrict You to One Device Type Unless You Pay

From March, LastPass Free users will only be able to use the service on one device type.

https://www.makeuseof.com/lastpass-free-one-device-type/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

PS5 phishing scam baits gamers with promise of free console

Scammers are taking advantage of a shortage of Sony PlayStation 5 consoles to try to hoodwink people eager to snag one, says Kaspersky.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/ps5-phishing-scam-baits-gamers-with-promise-of-free-console/

 

Microsoft is auto-installing the Windows 10 WebView2 Runtime

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-is-auto-installing-the-windows-10-webview2-runtime/

 

Best Antivirus Software 2021

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-antivirus-software

 

How to stop Microsoft Teams from opening automatically on Startup in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/stop-microsoft-teams-from-opening-on-startup

 

How to Create a New Library in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8867-create-new-library-windows-10-a.html

 

How to enable File Explorer compact mode on Windows 10

File Explorer now includes a new default layout experience, and you can switch to the classic layout with these steps.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-file-explorer-compact-mode-windows-10/

 

Dashlane is eliminating the hassle of changing your account passwords

Rebuilt Password Changer can update all your passwords in just one click

https://www.techradar.com/news/dashlane-is-eliminating-the-hassle-of-changing-your-account-passwords

 

FTC fines Amazon work-from-home scammer $2 million

The agency says the scammers tricked people into thinking they were interviewing with Amazon

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/19/22340046/ftc-amazon-scam-work-from-home-2-million

 

Microsoft Planning the Demise of Microsoft Store for Business and Education

We’ve known for a while that Microsoft was planning to retire the Microsoft Store for Business and Education, and now it looks like the whole thing is likely to happen rather sooner than later.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-planning-the-demise-of-microsoft-store-for-business-and-education-532403.shtml

 

We uncovered a Facebook phishing campaign that tricked nearly 500,000 users in two weeks

https://cybernews.com/security/we-uncovered-a-facebook-phishing-campaign-that-tricked-nearly-500000-users-in-two-weeks/

 

More Apps Should Embrace Vertical Tabs Like Microsoft Edge

Stop wasting screen space

https://www.lifewire.com/more-apps-should-embrace-vertical-tabs-like-microsoft-edge-5115754

 

iPhone 12 design flaw exposed — what you need to know

Your iPhone 12's colors might be at risk of fading away

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-12-design-flaw-exposed-what-you-need-to-know

 

Google antitrust lawsuit amended to target Chrome’s Privacy Sandbox

Five more attorneys general have joined the suit, taking the total to 15.

https://www.engadget.com/google-antitrust-suit-amended-chrome-privacy-sandbox-texas-193709103.html

 

iPhone warning: Frustrating new spam scheme keeping people up all night

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/facetime-spam-calls/782894/

 

Feds Indict Hacktivist Behind Verkada Surveillance Camera Breach

Tillie Kottman has been taking private data from poorly secured servers and websites and publishing it on the open web, which the US government alleges is a crime.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/feds-indict-hacktivist-behind-verkada-surveillance-camera-breach

 

How an obscure paperwork foulup left much of Texas in the cold during blackouts

https://www.yahoo.com/news/obscure-paperwork-foulup-left-much-173624481.html

 

Microsoft Defender ATP is Coming to Linux

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Online/News/Microsoft-Defender-ATP-is-Coming-to-Linux/(tagID)/154

 

Should I Always Sign Out of My Online Account?

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

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 Sidekick Browser wants to be a productivity-honed ‘work OS’ on Chromium

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/19/sidekick-browser-wants-to-be-a-productivity-honed-work-os-on-chromium/

 

Kathy Hedberg: Commentary: When scammers call, I'm not answering

https://www.yahoo.com/news/kathy-hedberg-commentary-scammers-call-215200911.html

 

How to Open Multiple Websites with a Shortcut on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/716633/how-to-open-multiple-websites-with-a-shortcut-on-windows-10/

 

Intel hires Justin Long to mock Macs in throwback to 2000s “I’m a Mac” ads

"No one really games on a Mac. 

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/03/intel-hires-justin-long-to-mock-macs-in-throwback-to-2000s-im-a-mac-ads/

 

Apps keep pinning themselves on startup to the taskbar

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/apps-keep-pinning-themselves-on-startup-to-the-taskbar

 

Windows 10 tips you need to know: Secret Start menu, taking screenshots and more

This is your guide to becoming a Windows 10 master, with hacks for shutting down background apps and saving your battery 

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/windows-10-tips-you-need-to-know-secret-start-menu-taking-screenshots-and-more/

 

PaperCut Mobility Print: How to share a printer

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/papercut-mobility-print-how-to-share-a-printer/

 

10 Useful iPhone Tips for Seniors

Wondering how to make the iPhone easier to use for seniors? Try these tweaks to make iOS more accessible to the elderly. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/iphone-for-seniors-tweaks/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Apple reportedly preparing high-end iPads that could launch as soon as April

  - Apple could release new iPads as soon as April, according to a report in Bloomberg.

  - The new iPads will be part of Apple’s high-end iPad Pro line and could feature improved cameras and a faster processor.

  - Apple has not announced a spring launch event this year.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/17/apple-reportedly-preparing-high-end-ipads-could-launch-by-april.html

 

Can We Stop Pretending SMS Is Secure Now?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/03/can-we-stop-pretending-sms-is-secure-now/

 

Three Things to Try When Unsubscribe Doesn’t Work

Time to take a different approach

When a legitimate email sender doesn't respond to an "unsubscribe" request, they're no longer legitimate. Here's what to do.

https://askleo.com/unsubscribe-doesnt-work/

 

Radeon RX 6700 XT tested: 5 key things you need to know

Don't have time for endless benchmark charts and technical-ese? Read this.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3611969/radeon-rx-6700-xt-tested-5-key-things-you-need-to-know.html

 

Beware the Package Typosquatting Supply Chain Attack

Attackers are mimicking the names of existing packages on public registries in hopes that users or developers will accidentally download these malicious packages instead of legitimate ones.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/beware-the-package-typosquatting-supply-chain-attack/a/d-id/1340383

 

Microsoft explains the cause of yesterday's massive service outage

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-explains-the-cause-of-yesterdays-massive-service-outage/

 

Windows 10 version 21H1: All the changes so far

Here's the ultimate changelog for Microsoft's upcoming version of Windows 10, version 21H1.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-version-21h1-changelog

 

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.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-fixes-windows-10-antivirus-black-screen-issues-532396.shtml

 

How To Add Date/Time Stamps To Photos On The IPhone

https://www.alphr.com/add-date-time-stamps-photos-iphone/

 

How Translation Software Can Break Barriers

But can it measure up to human translators?

https://www.lifewire.com/how-translation-software-can-break-barriers-5115492

 

Windows 10 update will kill off apps — which ones are going?

New Windows 10 Insider Preview Build gets rid of more 3D-focused Microsoft apps

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/windows-10-update-will-kill-off-unloved-microsoft-apps-which-ones-are-going

 

How To Check If Your RAM Is Working Properly In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/check-ram-working/

 

Vulnerability in DuckDuckGo could expose your history to snoops

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/duckduckgo-privacy-flaw/783055/

 

Intel 'Bleep' Software Filters Out Toxic Slurs in Voice Chats as You Game

The Bleep program will be available as a beta, and uses the AI processing on Intel-powered PCs to remove abusive language. You can also calibrate what kind of toxic speech the program filters out 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/intel-bleep-software-filters-out-toxic-slurs-in-voice-chats-as-you-game

 

U.S. sentences 14 to combined 74 years in prison for healthcare fraud

https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-sentences-14-combined-74-034538965.html

 

How to Use the Chrome OS Phone Hub with Your Android Handset

https://www.howtogeek.com/718372/how-to-use-the-chrome-os-phone-hub/

 

AT&T whines about Calif. net neutrality law as ISPs’ case appears doomed

Judge thoroughly rejected ISPs' arguments against Calif. law, transcript shows.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/03/att-whines-about-calif-net-neutrality-law-as-isps-case-appears-doomed/

 

Extract pages from PDF using these free software or online tools

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/extract-pages-from-pdf

 

Windows 10: You have to try these 3 new features

The latest major Windows update brought some new tricks for your browser, Start menu and more. Here's how to use them https://www.cnet.com/how-to/windows-10-you-have-to-try-these-3-new-features/

 

How to experience Firefox Proton's new design

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/how-to-experience-firefox-protons-new-design/

 

Bite-Sized Brain Food: 5 Sites to Learn New Things in Short and Fun Ways

Looking to increase your knowledge but don't have the time? Use these microlearning apps and sites to learn more about the world. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/learn-new-things-in-short-and-fun-ways/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Creator who sold NFT house for $500,000: We’ll be ‘living in an augmented reality lifestyle’ soon

  - Contemporary artist Krista Kim told CNBC she sees NFTs playing a key role in an augmented reality future.

  - I actually foresee that we will be living in an augmented reality lifestyle within a very short period,” added Kim.

  - Kim recently sold an NFT digital house in a transaction valued at more than $500,000.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/17/creator-of-first-nft-digital-house-krista-kim-on-augmented-reality-.html

 

WeLeakInfo Leaked Customer Payment Info

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/03/weleakinfo-leaked-customer-payment-info/

 

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.

https://askleo.com/testing-backups-critical/

 

How to make Windows 10 more tolerable with these six simple tricks

These eye-pleasing PC tweaks will make using Windows 10 a bit more pleasant.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3611208/windows-10-change-cursor-expand-start-menu.html

 

Ransom Payments Have Nearly Tripled

In 2020, ransomware targeted the manufacturing sector, healthcare organizations, and construction companies, with the average ransom reaching $312,000, a report finds.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/ransom-payments-have-nearly-tripled-/d/d-id/1340448

 

New botnet targets network security devices with critical exploits

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-botnet-targets-network-security-devices-with-critical-exploits/

 

Check out the new apps, icons, and changes in Windows 10 build 21337 (video)

Windows 10 build 21337 has new in-box apps and changes to check out.

https://www.windowscentral.com/check-out-new-apps-and-changes-windows-10-build-21337-video

 

Microsoft Releases Workaround for Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB5000802 BSOD

Some of Microsoft’s March 2021 cumulative updates released for Windows 10 devices are doing more harm than good, as they break down the printing feature and cause a fatal crash on the affected computers.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-releases-workaround-for-windows-10-cumulative-update-kb5000802-bsod-532416.shtml

 

How To Switch Out Of S Mode In Windows 10

https://www.alphr.com/switch-out-s-mode-windows-10/

 

Virtual Desktop Lets You Work From Anywhere

Offices are better in virtual reality

https://www.lifewire.com/virtual-desktop-lets-you-work-from-anywhere-5115164

 

These are the 'most invasive' iPhone apps — what to do

Which apps share the most personal data?

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-app-data-sharing-rankings

 

Six Easy Ways To Mirror Android To Your PC Or TV

https://www.techjunkie.com/mirror-android-pc/

 

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

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/pcs-infected-with-malware/782532/

 

Sony Reveals PlayStation VR Controller for PS5

Adaptive triggers, haptic feedback, and finger tracking are all core features of this new controller.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/sony-reveals-playstation-vr-controller-for-ps5

 

NSA, Homeland Security Push Service to Mitigate Cyber-Attacks

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/nsa-homeland-security-push-mitigate-135911393.html

 

How to Pin a File or Folder to Your Chromebook’s Taskbar

https://www.howtogeek.com/715322/how-to-pin-a-file-or-folder-to-your-chromebooks-taskbar/

 

I was a teenage Twitter hacker. Graham Ivan Clark gets 3-year sentence

Florida teen pleads guilty to attack that took over Twitter's internal systems.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/03/i-was-a-teenage-twitter-hacker-graham-ivan-clark-gets-3-year-sentence/

 

Activate Hardware Acceleration in VLC Media Player to save battery

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/activate-hardware-acceleration-in-vlc

 

Which internet speed test should you use to test your connection at home?

Curious to see what your actual internet speeds look like? An internet speed test is just what you need -- here are the ones we recommend.

https://www.cnet.com/home/internet/best-speed-tests/

 

Vivaldi: How to use Page Actions

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/vivaldi-how-to-use-page-actions/

 

How to Destroy Your Laptop: 5 Mistakes to Avoid Destruction

Wondering how to destroy a laptop? These common mistakes will damage your computer over time, so you must beware of them.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways-utterly-destroy-laptop-slowly-surely/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Kevin Mayer talks about his disappointing departures at Disney and TikTok, and the long decline of pay TV

  - Kevin Mayer speaks about how he was disappointed when he didn’t get the Disney CEO job and how he got railroaded by the Trump administration when at TikTok.

  - He discusses TikTok’s greatest hurdle to staying relevant and why his new venture, DAZN, is primed for global success.

  - He also explains his SPAC strategy now that he’s seeking to invest in a consumer facing technology or media company.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/17/kevin-mayer-on-leaving-disney-and-tiktok-joining-dazn-pay-tv-decline.html

 

Warning the World of a Ticking Time Bomb

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/03/warning-the-world-of-a-ticking-time-bomb/

 

What Backup Type Do I Want: Full, Incremental, or Differential?

Confusing terms for important concepts 

Terms relating to backing up can be confusing. Understanding them helps you make better decisions about backing up.

https://askleo.com/full-incremental-differential/

 

Dropbox adds a free, limited password manager

Dropbox joins the free password manager fray as LastPass limits its own free offerings.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3611972/dropbox-adds-a-free-limited-password-manager.html

 

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

 

FBI warns of escalating Pysa ransomware attacks on education orgs

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fbi-warns-of-escalating-pysa-ransomware-attacks-on-education-orgs/

 

Best Wireless Keyboards 2021

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-wireless-keyboards

 

Google Announces Major Google Chrome Performance Improvements

Google Chrome 89, which is now available on all supported platforms, comes with substantial performance improvements, according to Google itself.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/google-announces-major-google-chrome-performance-improvements-532400.shtml

 

Personal Archives Reveal Douglas Adams Found Writing Torturous

https://slashdot.org/

 

How 3D Audio Could Change the Way You Hear Podcasts

https://www.lifewire.com/how-3d-audio-could-change-the-way-you-hear-podcasts-5111325

 

iPad Pro 2021 — here’s why mini-LED is a big deal

Mini-LED displays could mean big improvements for iPads and MacBooks

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/ipad-pro-2021-heres-why-mini-led-is-a-big-deal

 

How To Scan A QR Code

https://www.techjunkie.com/scan-qr-code/

 

True or false: You should reboot your computer every day

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/when-to-reboot-your-computer/774630/

 

Amazon Care Health Service Expands Across the US This Summer

The virtual platform will roll out to all companies this summer, with in-person care offered in a handful of cities 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/amazon-care-health-service-expands-across-the-us-this-summer

 

Why America will never be safe from cyberattacks

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-america-will-never-be-safe-from-cyberattacks-195250844.html

 

How to Quickly Turn a File Into a Tab in Microsoft Teams

https://www.howtogeek.com/712796/how-to-quickly-turn-a-file-into-a-tab-in-microsoft-teams/

 

Google undercuts Apple with new 15% revenue share for Play apps

Unlike Apple, cut applies to first $1 million regardless of total revenue.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/03/google-undercuts-apple-with-new-15-revenue-share-for-certain-play-apps/

 

Microsoft plans to remove Paint 3D, 3D Viewer and Math Panel in Windows 10

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-remove-paint-3d-3d-viewer-math-panel-105313/

 

NFTs explained: These pricey tokens are as weird as you think they are

Owning a digital token tied to an artwork or song doesn't mean you actually own the art or the song -- but those tokens are still going for a small fortune 

https://www.cnet.com/news/nfts-explained-these-pricey-tokens-are-as-weird-as-you-think-they-are/

 

VirtualBox: How to share folders between guest and host

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/virtualbox-how-to-share-folders-between-guest-and-host/

 

10 Creative Ways to Use Your Old Smartphone

Don't sell or throw away your old smartphone. There are so many ways for you to reuse an old smartphone around your home!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-creative-ways-use-old-smartphone/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

AT&T will start counting HBO Max against data limits, blames California net neutrality law

 - AT&T will no longer exempt viewing of its HBO Max streaming service from data caps after a federal court upheld California’s net neutrality law, the company said in a statement Wednesday.

  - The change will extend beyond California, since, AT&T said, “the Internet does not recognize state borders.”

  - The announcement highlights a key concern the industry has with state-based actions impacting the internet sector.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/17/att-will-count-hbo-max-toward-data-caps-blames-net-neutrality-law.html

 

U.K. Arrest in ‘SMS Bandits’ Phishing Service

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/02/u-k-arrest-in-sms-bandits-phishing-service/

 

How Do I Protect My Laptop Data from Theft?

Encryption, done properly, is the answer.

Laptops are portable, convenient, and easily lost. If lost, all your data could easily be available to the finder. Encryption is the answer.

https://askleo.com/protect-laptop-data/

 

Why XMP and memory overclocking are OK even if they void your warranty

Just don't overdo it.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3611674/why-xmp-and-memory-overclocking-are-ok-even-if-they-void-your-warranty.html

 

Linux Foundation Debuts Sigstore Project for Software Signing

Sigstore aims to improve the open source software supply chain by simplifying the process of cryptographic software signing.

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/linux-foundation-debuts-sigstore-project-for-software-signing/d/d-id/1340360

 

Hackers hide credit card data from compromised stores in JPG file

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-hide-credit-card-data-from-compromised-stores-in-jpg-file/

 

Best 3D Printers for Under $1,000 in 2021

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-3d-printers-home-under-1000

 

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.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-fixes-windows-10-antivirus-black-screen-issues-532396.shtml

 

FCC Fines Two Texas Telemarketers Record $225 Million For Making 1 Billion Robocalls

https://news.slashdot.org/story/21/03/17/2234217/fcc-fines-two-texas-telemarketers-record-225-million-for-making-1-billion-robocalls

 

How YouTube’s ‘Watch on’ Button Could Change Video Embeds

The new icon is in the bottom corner of an embedded vide 

https://www.lifewire.com/how-youtube-s-watch-on-button-could-change-video-embeds-5112993

 

Pluto TV: App, guide, channels and how to activate

Everything you need to know about the Pluto TV free live TV streaming service

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/pluto-tv

 

How To Recover Deleted Photos From Gallery

https://www.techjunkie.com/recover-deleted-photos-gallery/

 

Secret text codes you can use with your carrier

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/secret-text-codes/767586/

 

Facebook Cracks Down on 'Potentially Harmful' Groups

'We believe that groups and members that violate our rules should have reduced privileges and reach,' Facebook says.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/facebook-cracks-down-on-groups-safety

 

Barnes & Noble teamed up with Lenovo for its new 10-inch Nook tablet

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/barnes-noble-10-inch-nook-tablet-lenovo-april-release-130-130011971.html

 

Should I Always Sign Out of My Online Account?

Who do you trust?

It is perfectly safe to stay signed in to your online account as long as you're protected from a few specific scenarios.

https://askleo.com/should-i-always-sign-out/

 

Principles for Making Your Linux System More Secure

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Online/Features/Security-by-Design

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25 U.S. States are working on Right to Repair Laws: What you need to know

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/25-us-states-are-working-on-right-to-repair-laws-what-you-need-to-know

 

9 Computer Facts That Are Not True

https://askbobrankin.com/9_computer_facts_that_are_not_true.html

 

iPhone storage full? Here are 3 ways to save your photos and videos.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/iphone-storage-full-3-ways-110027858.html

 

How to Let People Share Their Screens in a Zoom Meeting

https://www.howtogeek.com/717374/how-to-let-people-share-their-screen-in-a-zoom-meeting/

 

SolarWinds lawsuits merge as stockholders begin documenting financial losses

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/legal-security-news/solarwinds-lawsuits-merge-as-stockholders-begin-documenting-financial-losses/

 

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

 

Microsoft publishes workaround for printing BlueScreen issue in Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/13/microsoft-publishes-workaround-for-printing-bluescreen-issue-in-windows/

 

Facial recognition executive discusses COVID-19 vaccine passports, data privacy, and surveillance

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/facial-recognition-executive-discusses-covid-19-vaccine-passports-data-privacy-and-surveillance/

 

2 Ways Your SIM Card Can Be Hacked (And How to Protect It)

Your SIM card is a security risk! Here's how SIM cards can be hacked and what you can do to protect your phone and contacts.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ways-sim-card-hacked/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Spammers Bombard Apple Users with Group FaceTime Calls

https://www.maketecheasier.com/spammers-bombard-apple-users-group-facetime-calls/

 

Fleksy co-founder is suing Apple over lost revenue resulting from App Store scammers

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/18/fleksy-co-founder-is-suing-apple-over-lost-revenue-resulting-from-app-store-scammers/

 

Big features arrive on the budget Samsung A series

https://www.cnet.com/videos/big-features-arrive-on-the-budget-samsung-a-series/

 

How to Enable or Disable File History in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/64728-enable-disable-file-history-windows-10-a.html

 

Windows 10 build 21337 hands-on video with new features

A closer look at the new Auto HDR, File Explorer, and Virtual Desktops changes for Windows 10 build 21337.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-build-21337-video-features/

 

Windows 10 will add Auto HDR to over 1,000 PC games

Over 1,000 games will see the benefits of Auto HDR on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-will-add-auto-hdr-over-1000-pc-games

 

Introduction to Network Cables

Network cables transfer data between computers and devices

https://www.lifewire.com/introduction-to-network-cables-817868

 

Microsoft Releases Emergency Fix for Windows 10 Cumulative Update BSOD

Microsoft has released a new cumulative update for Windows 10 devices in order to resolve a printing bug that was introduced by the March 2021 Patch Tuesday rollout.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-releases-emergency-fix-for-windows-10-cumulative-update-bsod-532435.shtml

 

RIP Piracy on YouTube?

https://gizmodo.com/rip-piracy-on-youtube-1846497194

 

Security pros don’t put these apps on their smartphones

https://bgr.com/2021/03/17/phone-apps-spying-on-users-iphone-android-devices/

 

Mozilla, Reddit, and Vimeo urge FCC to bring back net neutrality

But the FCC has to wait for another commissioner to be confirmed

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/19/22340165/mozilla-reddit-vimeo-fcc-net-neutrality-ajit-pai-rosenworcel

 

Google will cut Play Store fees for the majority of Android developers

Companies will pay 15 percent on the first $1 million they make in annual revenue.

https://www.engadget.com/google-play-store-fee-reduction-july-1-172359771.html

 

Free app lets you create a singing deepfake of anyone you know

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/singing-deepfake-videos-wombo-ai/782742/

 

FCC Moves to Revoke US Authorization for 3 Chinese Telecom Companies

China Telecom Americas, Pacific Networks, and ComNet have been deemed a national security threat.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/fcc-moves-to-revoke-us-authorization-for-3-chinese-telecoms-companies

 

Facebook Teases Technology That Allows Your Brain To Control A Computer

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/facebook-teases-technology-allows-brain-195846592.html

 

What’s the Difference Between Incognito Mode and a VPN?

https://www.howtogeek.com/715802/whats-the-difference-between-incognito-mode-and-a-vpn/

 

As legislators work toward law requiring companies to alert feds to breaches, key hurdles emerge

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/as-legislators-work-toward-law-requiring-companies-to-alert-feds-to-breaches-key-hurdles-emerge/

 

QLED TV vs Neo QLED: how Samsung TVs are changing

Mini LED is the key

https://www.techradar.com/news/qled-vs-neo-qled

 

Add, remove text from PDFs with the free and offline PicoPDF tool

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/16/add-remove-text-from-pdfs-with-the-free-and-offline-picopdf-tool/

 

Another must-use Opera feature to make your browser life more efficient

Jack Wallen discovers yet another must-use feature within Opera, one that can serve as a handy tab backup for your Workspace.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/another-must-use-opera-feature-to-make-your-browser-life-more-efficient/

 

7 Tips to Keep the Cables Under Your Desk Tidy

Power and data cables causing problems around your desk? Keep things safe and tidy with these cable management tips.

https://www.makeuseof.com/cable-management-tips/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Configure ZRAM on Your Ubuntu Computer

https://www.maketecheasier.com/configure-zram-ubuntu/

 

To solve all the small things, look to everyday Little AI

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/17/to-solve-all-the-small-things-look-to-everyday-little-ai/

 

Your iPhone has a hidden document scanner. This is how to use it

Don't fret the next time you're asked to scan a document -- just pick up your iPhone or iPad.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/your-iphone-has-a-hidden-document-scanner-this-is-how-to-use-it/

 

How to Install Windows 10 as Virtual Machine in VirtualBox

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8088-install-windows-10-virtual-machine-virtualbox.html

 

How to enable Auto HDR for games on Windows 10

You can now enable Auto HDR on Windows 10 to convert compatible games from SDR to HDR, and here's how to complete the task.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-auto-hdr-games-windows-10/

 

Microsoft's PowerPoint Presenter Coach launches on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android

You can now use Microsoft Presenter Coach on all of your devices.

https://www.windowscentral.com/powerpoint-presenter-coach-now-available-all-platforms

 

What Is WPA3 Wi-Fi?

Learn about this wireless security type

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-wpa3-wi-fi-4845626

 

Microsoft Removes Edge Legacy Browser from Windows 10 21H1 Builds

Microsoft has officially removed the legacy version of Edge browser from Windows 10 21H1 builds, with the company now focusing entirely on the Chromium-based replacement.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-removes-edge-legacy-browser-from-windows-10-21h1-builds-532431.shtml

 

NASA's Nearly Indestructible Airless Titanium Tires Might Soon Be Available for Your Bike

https://gizmodo.com/nasas-nearly-indestructible-airless-titanium-tires-migh-1846488605

 

These are the 10 most invasive iPhone apps available on the App Store

https://bgr.com/2021/03/16/iphone-app-privacy-labels-most-invasive-data-collection/

 

‘Anti-capitalist’ Verkada hacker charged by US government with attacks on dozens of companies

Swiss hacker Till Kottmann allegedly exposed data of more than 100 firm 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/19/22339625/tillie-kottmann-swiss-hacker-verkada-charged-us-government-verkada

 

Google will let you ask pharmacies about COVID-19 vaccines via Search and Maps

Safeway and other Albertsons Companies pharmacies can provide info through messages.

https://www.engadget.com/google-search-maps-covid-19-vaccines-pharmacies-160024114.html

 

Warning: Why you shouldn’t post a selfie with your vaccine card

https://www.komando.com/social-media/covid-vaccine-privacy/776435/

 

What Is a VPN, and Why You Need One

The best VPNs can help secure your web traffic against snoops, spies, and anyone else who wants to steal or monetize your data.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/what-is-a-vpn-and-why-you-need-one

 

The Morning After: PlayStation’s next-gen VR controllers look very different

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/the-morning-after-psvr-ps5-controllers-113608544.html

 

What Is Secure Email, and Should You Switch?

https://www.howtogeek.com/710380/what-is-secure-email-and-should-you-switch/

 

Three flaws that sat in Linux kernel since 2006 could deliver root privileges to attackers

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/three-flaws-that-sat-in-linux-kernel-since-2006-could-deliver-root-privileges-to-attackers/

 

Microsoft Exchange flaws now being used by hackers around the world

Researchers urge administrators to patch their Exchange servers without delay

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-exchange-flaws-now-being-used-by-hackers-around-the-world

 

NexusFile is a free dual-pane file manager similar to Total Commander

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/16/nexusfile-is-a-free-dual-pane-file-manager-similar-to-total-commander/

 

How to use semanage and avoid disabling SELinux

Jack Wallen introduces you to three semanage commands that will help make dealing with SELinux considerably easier.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-semanage-and-avoid-disabling-selinux/

 

10 Ways to Improve Your Wi-Fi Router Speed

Internet connection too slow? These simple router tweaks could make a world of difference on your home Wi-Fi network.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-ways-to-improve-the-speed-of-your-current-router/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Delay Startup Application in Ubuntu

https://www.maketecheasier.com/delay-startup-application-ubuntu/

 

Riva Health wants to turn your smartphone into a blood pressure monitor

A scientist and the co-founder of Siri raise millions for a stealthy digital health startup

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/17/riva-health-wants-to-turn-your-smartphone-into-a-blood-pressure-monitor/

 

Shopping for an inexpensive projector? Don't fall for this deceptive practice

Make absolutely sure you're getting the projector you think you're getting.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/shopping-for-an-inexpensive-projector-dont-fall-for-this-deceptive-practice/

 

How to Reset Windows Update in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/24742-reset-windows-update-windows-10-a.html

 

WINDOWS 10 21H2 TO GET NEW DEVICE USAGE, SPOTLIGHT, TOUCHPAD SETTINGS

The next version of Windows 10 (version 21H2) to ship with new Device usage, Windows Spotlight, and Touch keyboard settings.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-21h2-device-usage-spotlight-touchpad-settings/

 

Dropbox will soon let you sync up to 50 passwords for free

You won't have to be a paid Dropbox user to store your passwords with Dropbox Passwords anymore.

https://www.windowscentral.com/dropbox-will-let-you-sync-50-passwords-free

 

How to Tell If Someone is Using Your Wi-Fi

Check to see if someone's stealing your Wi-F 

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-tell-if-someone-is-using-your-wifi-5072491

 

Qualcomm Hit by the Chip Shortage, Samsung Likely a Collateral Victim

The chip shortage that’s hitting so many industries, including the automotive world, is far from coming to an end, and what’s even worse is that it continues to hit more and more large companies out there.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/qualcomm-hit-by-the-chip-shortage-samsung-likely-a-collateral-victim-532422.shtml

 

Google Is Taking Less of a Cut From Its App Store

https://gizmodo.com/google-is-taking-less-of-a-cut-from-its-app-store-1846489835

 

Google will have to face $5B suit alleging Chrome tracks user in incognito modes

https://bgr.com/2021/03/15/google-chrome-incognito-mode-tracking-class-action/

 

MIND THE GAP

After a bruising lawsuit with Microsoft, Katie Moussouris is fighting for fair pay

https://www.theverge.com/22331972/pay-equity-now-pledge-katie-moussouris-microsoft-lawsuit

 

Walmart is making an Android TV stick under its Onn brand

The basic dongle features a Google TV-style remote.

https://www.engadget.com/walmart-onn-android-tv-stick-fcc-listing-145303178.html

 

Why having two cell phone numbers is a good idea

https://www.komando.com/podcast/kim-komando-daily-tech-update/

 

Samsung Adds Flagship Features to New Midrange Galaxy A Phones

Samsung's new Galaxy A52, A52 5G, and A72 smartphones are sleek, fun, and offer long overdue features for shoppers who aren't interested in flagships.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/samsung-adds-flagship-features-to-new-midrange-galaxy-a-phones

 

How to AirDrop a file from your iPhone or iPad to a Mac computer

https://www.yahoo.com/news/airdrop-file-iphone-ipad-mac-233433364.html

 

How to Choose How Long Your Windows 10 PC Waits Before Sleeping

https://www.howtogeek.com/714871/how-to-choose-how-long-your-windows-10-pc-waits-before-sleeping/

 

Trouble is brewing: Cyber incident takes down Molson Coors operations

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/trouble-is-brewing-as-cyber-incident-takes-down-molson-coors-operations/

 

Apple AirPods 3 release date, price, leaks, and rumors

Will we see the AirPods 3 this month?

https://www.techradar.com/news/apple-airpods-3-release-date

 

Wonder about the data Google collects in Chrome and links to you? Now we know

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/16/wonder-about-the-data-google-collects-in-chrome-and-links-to-you-now-we-know/

 

5 productivity tips for users new to macOS Mail

New macOS Mail users will be happy to learn the app offers not only robust performance, but several features that make for a more efficient operation.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/5-productivity-tips-for-users-new-to-macos-mail/

 

5 Common Mistakes Slowing Down Your Windows PC (And What to Do Instead)

Is your computer running slow? You might be the cause! Here are several mistakes that slow down your PC and how to avoid them. https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/common-mistakes-slow-down-pc/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Choose a Linux Distro Without Trying All of Them

https://www.maketecheasier.com/choose-linux-distro/

 

Hackers are exploiting vulnerable Exchange servers to drop ransomware, Microsoft says

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/12/hackers-exchange-servers-ransomware/

 

Internet speed: How much do you really need?

Trying to pick out the right internet plan for your home? Here's how to get the speed you need without overpaying.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-much-internet-speed-do-you-really-need/

 

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

 

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.

https://pureinfotech.com/map-network-drive-assigning-letter-automatically-windows-10/

 

Microsoft explains why Teams, Xbox Live, and Office 365 went down this week

Microsoft published its first report breaking down the major Azure outage from this week.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-explains-why-teams-xbox-live-and-office-365-went-down-week

 

How to Make Your Wi-Fi Faster

Move the router, change the wireless channel, or get an extender

https://www.lifewire.com/make-your-wifi-faster-5072485

 

Apple Officially Releases iOS 14.4.1 for iPhone 6s and Newer

Apple has just released a new security update for iPhones that comes to resolve an issue affecting the WebKit implementation, explaining that the flaw affects all iPhones currently serviced by the company.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/apple-officially-releases-ios-14-4-1-for-iphone-6s-and-newer-532370.shtml

 

Qualcomm Just Bought a Chip Startup Almost Certainly to Piss Off Apple

https://gizmodo.com/qualcomm-just-bought-a-chip-startup-almost-certainly-to-1846487857

 

The identity of the person who bought the $69 million NFT has been revealed

https://bgr.com/2021/03/13/69-million-nft-beeple-buyer/

 

Microsoft PowerPoint can now help you practice presentations almost anywhere — no humans required

Now you can improve your presenting skills on the go

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/17/22336914/microsoft-ai-powerpoint-presenter-coach-available-desktop-mobile

 

Dropbox will let users store 50 passwords for free

You'll soon have secure sharing for free, too.

https://www.engadget.com/dropbox-passwords-free-for-all-users-130012723.html

 

Tech Refresh: Travel scams return, military jetpacks, stimulus warning

https://www.komando.com/podcast/kim-komando-explains/

 

YouTube Starts Checking for Copyright Violations as Videos Upload

It's then possible to fix any copyright issues before a video is published.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/youtube-starts-checking-for-copyright-violations-as-videos-upload

 

What is Wi-Fi calling? Everything you need to know about making calls using Wi-Fi instead of a cellular connection

https://www.yahoo.com/news/wi-fi-calling-calls-smartphone-215100707.html

 

Buying a Computer Monitor (Size Matters)

https://askbobrankin.com/buying_a_computer_monitor_size_matters.html

 

Build a VPN Tunnel with WireGuard

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Issues/2020/237/WireGuard/(tagID)/154

 

HW News - New AMD CPUs, AMD Fixes USB Drop-Out, NVIDIA Crypto Lawsuit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw2sT4lFfFw

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