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All The Smart Home Stuff You Need to Ditch Voice Commands Forever



Cyber insurance giant CNA hit by ransomware attack



Apple Customers Will Get Access To Independent Repairs In Most Countries By End Of Year



How to Automatically Clear Browsing Data When You Close Microsoft Edge



This Might Be the Only YouTube Browser Extension You'll Ever Need



15 Windows Command Prompt (CMD) Commands You Must Know

The command prompt is still a powerful Windows tool. Here are the most useful CMD commands every Windows user needs to know. 



The best security feature in Windows 10 is getting a mega upgrade

Changes are already available in the Dev channel



How to use Screen Capture on a Chromebook

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



Is the Windows 10 app Microsoft Update Health Tools legitimate?



Apple Patent Shows Macs Made from Recycled Cans



Duo goes passwordless



Nvidia + Arm and the Challenges of Building a New Type of Tech Company



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



How to fix apps crashing due to WebView bug on Android

If Android apps keep crashing, it's due to a WebView bug, which Google already fixed, but you need to do this to resolve the issue on your phone 



Take control of Windows 10 feature updates using these settings



Chrome is getting this excellent new video calling feature

Picture-in-picture video calls coming to Chrome



iPhone SE Concept Looks Good, Unlikely to Happen Anyway – Video

Apple was originally expected to launch a new iPhone as soon as this year, but as it turns out, the plans have changed and we might have to wait a little bit longer to get our hands on this device.



Major Apple Bug Threatens Browser Security



Now All of Nvidia's RTX 30-Series GPUs Can Get a Frame Rate Boost



Spotify is launching its own Clubhouse competitor

To focus on live music, cultural, and sports conversations



These Android and iOS apps are robbing people blind



What You Need to Know -- or Remember -- About Web Shells

What's old is new again as Web shell malware becomes the latest attack vector in widespread Exchange exploits. Here's a primer on what Web shells are and what they do



7 things to never search for on Google



Harvard Study Finds Most Workers Would Rather Continue Working From Home

Some would prefer a hybrid schedule, where they spend time at home and in the office.



How to Test Your Home WiFi Speed in 3 Easy Steps



How to Launch Google Assistant with Siri



How to Get In On the Lawsuit Against Apple's Terrible MacBook Keyboards



The 10 Best Paid Software for Windows Worth Buying

Here are the best paid software for your Windows PC. While free apps are great, sometimes it's worth spending money on premium options. 



QNAP NAS devices still facing huge number of online attacks

QNAP suggests evaluating and overriding default settings to thwart the attacks



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.



How to turn off the News and Interests feature of Windows 10



How to Cool Down an Overheating iPhone



Google’s Area 120 launches Stack, an app that digitizes personal docs and extracts key information



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



How to Uninstall Desktop Apps and Windows Apps in Windows 10



Windows 10 21H2 to get new power option, driver isolation, taskbar.dll process (Fall upgrade)

Windows 10 to add new power option to restart apps, isolation for third-party drivers, and taskbar will move to its own process 




New Windows 10 File Explore icons favor design over function



Chromebook Game Mode to support Steam on Chrome OS — Google prepares for PC gaming

Chromebooks expected to get a new Game Mode feature later this year



Microsoft Gives File Explorer a Welcome Refresh in Windows 10

Microsoft has recently released a new Windows 10 preview build for the Dev channel, and one of the biggest changes is the addition of a new set of icons that are displayed in File Explorer.



Someone Threatening to Post Video, Pics? Here's What to Do



What You Need to Know About New York's New 'Vaccine Passport'



Entercom rebrands to Audacy, plans to launch exclusive podcasts on its own app

The company known for radio stations signals a bigger play for podcasts



Researchers found a new way iPhones and Apple Watches can save lives



Ghost Users Haunt Healthcare Firms

Data security hygiene severely lacking among healthcare firms, new research shows.



Remove Google Search results you don’t want people to find



The Best Free Google Chrome Extensions

Extensions let you customize your web-browsing experience by adding functionality with the click of a mouse. Here are the best add-ons you can get for Google's Chrome browser.



Update your iPhone, iPad now because of malicious security threat, Apple says



How to Export and Delete Saved Passwords in Firefox



Why Are People Making Fraudulent Purchases on My Old Accounts?



Vinyl Defeats the CD for the First Time in 34 Years

Vinyl heralds its triumphant return as the physical format of choice, as it overtakes CD sales for the first time since 1986. 



US firms may soon have to disclose data breaches to government

New order seeks to avoid SolarWinds-type supply chain attacks



SoloKeys Solo V2 is an easy and quick way to improve your personal cybersecurity

The security key is built on open source hardware and firmware, making it a universal factor authentication device instead of a two-factor authentication device.



Revisiting Quicklook, a Mac-like file previewer for Windows



Easily Back Up Your Partitions in Linux with Apart GTK



Apple releases iPhone, iPad and Watch security patches for zero-day bug under active attack



Consumer Password Hassles Linked to Lost Revenue



DISM - Create Bootable ISO with Multiple Windows 10 Images



How to enable Windows 10 Auto HDR for gaming

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.



New Android malware spies on you while posing as a System Update



Apple M1 Mac mini suffers from display connection issues: What to do

Apple M1 Mac mini's are having display issues



Google Chrome Is Moving the Default Navigation to HTTPS

Google continues the migration to HTTPS, and the company this week announced that Google Chrome would default to this protocol whenever the user does not provide a complete link in the address bar.



Blackmailed on Google Hangouts? Here's What to Do



DeSantis Will Ban Vaccine Passports Because Things Are 'Normal' in Florida




How artificial intelligence and machine learning are affecting technology right now



Apple might launch an Apple Watch in 2021 with a totally overhauled design



Apple Patches iOS Zero-Day

Apple today released iOS 14.4.2 to address a security vulnerability that may have been actively exploited.



See everything Google knows about you with one search



Ford and HP Team Up to Recycle 3D-Printing Waste Into Auto Parts

The effort promises to be better for the environment without compromising Ford's quality standards 



T-Mobile is the first US carrier to make Google Messages its default SMS app



Windows 10’s Virtual Desktops Are Getting Custom Wallpaper Backgrounds



Get Windows 10's New Folder Icons Without Installing a Beta



The 6 Best Cheap Gaming Monitors

PC gamers should be sure to buy a gaming monitor, and thankfully there are some cheap gaming monitors available to buy. 



Future Windows 10 update could fix one of its most annoying problems

Fixing Explorer.exe



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.



Microsoft will remove the Paint 3D menu item as well in future versions of Windows 10



How to Repair a Corrupted USB Drive in Linux



A new Android spyware masquerades as a ‘system update’

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



Think Tank Calls for US Industrial Policy to Combat China's Quest for Tech Dominance



How to Mount or Unmount ISO and IMG Files in Windows 10



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 



The Week in Ransomware - March 26th 2021 - Attacks increase



iOS 14.4.2 security update is crucial for iPhones — here's why

Apple releases iOS 14.4.2 ahead of major iOS 14.5 update



iPhone Charger Catches Fire, Flames Cause Burn to Owner’s Face

It’s been a while since we last heard about a smartphone involved in a fire incident, and this time, it’s Apple the company that must figure out what exactly happened.



YouTube to Produce Ads based on Image Recognition



These Tiny Chips Give Your DIY Projects Worldwide Cellular Connectivity



Exec Order Could Force Software Vendors to Disclose Breaches to Federal Gov't Customers

A decision on the order, which contains several recommendations, is still forthcoming.



Google’s free unlimited photo storage ends soon – Upload before it’s too late



Apple Now Accepts Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Pixel 4a and 5 for Device Trade-Ins

Would-be iPhone users now have additional trade-in options to swap out their devices in exchange for credit toward a new Apple product 



Walmart’s best-selling touchscreen laptop is more than $300 off right now



Get this 6-plug surge protector with 3 USB ports for under $10

Amazon is selling a Mifaso six-outlet surge protector with three USB ports for $9.59 after coupon code 



Latest LinDoz: An Ideal Windows-to-Linux Crossover



Average ransomware payouts shoot up 171% to over $300,000



Build a VPN Tunnel with WireGuard



Setup Windows 10 Again With the Out Of Box Experience (OOBE)


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Tue 2211 03/30/2021

(NOTE: Windows 10 version 21H1 is expected to be out in May)


The Latest Trends in Data Recovery



Remote Work: The Ultimate Guide for Working Remotely



New Android malware discovered



How to Subscribe to Podcasts on Spotify



Set Up Windows 10 Again with the Windows Out Of Box Experience (OOBE)

Starting over without starting over 

You can use the Windows 10 Out Of Box Experience, or "OOBE", at any time to reset a variety of items most commonly associated with initial setup.



Google wants to standardize digital car key and ID support on Android

Google will certify Secure Element chips and software as "Android Ready SE."



Intel 11th-gen Rocket Lake CPU power consumption: Not great, not terrible

The truth is a little more nuanced.



Police raid apartment of alleged Verkada hacker, as questions asked about employees’ access to customer video feeds



Thunderbird teams up with secure and private email provider Mailfence



How to Compress and Split Files in Ubuntu



MSI Expects GPU Shipments to Continue Dropping, May Raise Prices in 2021



How to transcribe audio to text: what you need to get the best results



Apple’s Siri will stop defaulting to a female voice in the U.S., two new voices coming

  - Apple will add two new English language voices to its Siri voice assistant in an upcoming version of its iPhone software, the company said on Wednesday.

 - Users will be asked to choose their preferred voice from four choices when they set up Siri in iOS 14.5, coming this spring.

  - Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant both currently default to feminine voices for English speakers but both also offer a range of alternative options.




In case you missed it, File Explorer gets some overdue modern touches, Windows 10 gets updated, Xbox Live becomes Xbox network, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.



Patch Tuesday recap: This month, an ‘Ides of March’ update?

As the month winds down, some users may still be having issues with problematic printer drivers and updates. Here’s how to move beyond them.



Macrium Reflect Free Edition

Create an exact image of partitions on your hard disk in order to easily recover from system failures without loosing important data



Cybercriminals Publish Data Allegedly Stolen From Shell, Multiple Universities

The FIN11 hacking group has published on their leaks website files that were allegedly stolen from oil and gas giant Shell, likely during a cyber-security incident involving Accellion’s File Transfer Appliance (FTA) file sharing service.



Google Meet’s free ‘unlimited’ calls will continue until June

A 60 minute limit was due to be introduced at the end of March



OMG… there’s finally a $15 replacement for your awful, awful Apple TV remote



Looks Like There's Hope for Apple TV Remote Haters



New Chromebook Flip quietly revealed by Asus — it's a real powerhouse

Say "hello" to the Asus Chromebook Flip CM3200



Protect your home with a private security camera powered by blockchain technology

Ucam brings two-way audio, motion detection and 360-degree views, allowing you to monitor your home from anywhere 



Update your iPhone now! Emergency patch closes vulnerability



Study Concludes Apple Watch Can Use Activity Data to Assess 'Frailty'

Results from tests at home and in clinical settings confirm the Apple Watch and iPhone can accurately determine cardiovascular patients' hardiness.



A new Android spyware masquerades as a 'system update'



How to Remove the Underline From a Hyperlink in Microsoft Word



How Do I Delete Files From OneDrive, but Not My Computer?

There are a couple of ways to delete files from OneDrive without deleting them from your PC: move them or stop using OneDrive.



OpenSSL fixes high-severity flaw that allows hackers to crash servers

The widely used code library is also purged of a certificate verification bypass.



How much staying power will future CPUs and GPUs have? | Ask an expert

Technological advances are only a partial factor in the longevity of PC components.



Graham Cluley, public speaker and independent cybersecurity analyst



Don't get too excited about the features of Windows 10 version 21H1




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



Nvidia’s RTX 3080 Ti Possibly Pushed Back Until May, Ampere in Short Supply



How to use speech to text in Microsoft Word

Speech to text software: a hidden gem in the Microsoft 365 suite



Apple expected to unveil new iPhone, Mac and Watch software June 7 in virtual event

  - Apple announced on Tuesday that its annual developers conference will begin June 7.

  - Like last year, it’ll be online-only due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

  - WWDC, as the event is known, is where Apple typically unveils its new iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and Mac software.



Windows 10 update KB5000850 outs for version 1909 (preview)

Windows 10 versions 1909 and 1809 are getting a preview of the next cumulative update to address a slew of problems.



How to replace Edge as the default browser in Windows 10 — and why you shouldn’t

Here’s how to make Chrome, Firefox, or another browser the primary one in Windows 10. (But are you sure you want to?)




Adware and toolbar removal application that silently eliminates a vast array of programs that have a negative impact on your system's security and performance



Child Unknowingly Tweets From US Nuclear Command's Account

Some jokingly said the cryptic tweet, ";l;;gmlxzssaw," was a US nuclear launch code. Others, that the Pentagon had been hacked.



Apple supplier Foxconn warns that component shortages will last until 2022

The tech manufacturer expects to miss some orders



The least popular internet provider in the US isn’t the one you think



Intel Somehow Squeezes More Performance Out of Its 11th-Gen Desktop Processors, but I'm Not Sure It Should Have



Outlook on Windows to get suggested replies feature

Suggested replies Outlook feature finally coming to Windows



Apple releases iOS 14.4.2 and watchOS 7.3.3 to close an active vulnerability

The company recommends all users download the updates as soon as possible.



Anyone can intercept your text messages – unless you do this



New Android Malware Poses as Security Update to Take Control of Devices

The malware can record calls, take photos, and perform a variety of invasive actions.



Facebook's apps used in more than half of online child sex crimes



How to Peek at Links Before Opening Them in Chrome for Android



Is Using the Cloud Safe?

As security compromises seem to happen regularly, many ask, "Is using the cloud safe?" It's as safe as you make it.



Fairphone suggests Qualcomm is the biggest barrier to long-term Android support

Qualcomm ended support for the phone after Android 6, but Fairphone is still going 



The best SSDs of 2021: Watch out for price increases

The best solid-state drives can supercharge your PC. Here are our picks for the best SSDs, and what you should know before a purchase.



Ransomware gang says it targets firms who have cyber insurance

And what’s more, it will hack insurance firms to identify them…



Universal MediaCreationTool with support for Windows 10 21H1 released



Google’s Fuchsia Could Be Near 1st Developer Release



Intel CEO: Reliance on Asia for Semiconductor Manufacturing Isn’t ‘Palatable’



How to use speech-to-text software like a pro

What you need to know when using audio transcription software



Biden infrastructure plan seeks hundreds of billions to beef up America’s tech prowess

  - President Biden wants to dramatically expand internet access to Americans with a $100 billion investment as part of his new infrastructure plan.

  - The proposal includes investments in the electric vehicle market, which the plan bills as a job creator, and in research and development programs.

  - The plan seeks to close racial and gender disparities in science, technology, engineering and math by proposing investments directed toward historically Black colleges and universities and minority-serving institutions.



How to set up Live Caption in Google Chrome

Google Chrome can now generate live captions from most videos and audio you found in the, and here's how to enable or disable the feature.



Everything you need to know about Windows 10X

Microsoft’s messaging around its upcoming Windows 10 variant has changed over time. You have questions? We have answers.



Grammarly for Firefox

Enhance your spelling, grammar, and writing style with the help of this reliable browser extension that can also spot any instance of plagiarism



Microsoft: Firmware Attacks Outpacing Security Investments

Microsoft is confirming a surge in malicious attacks targeting firmware and the software giant wants to play a role in reducing the attack surface below the operating system.



Amazon faces lawsuit over missed lunch breaks

A former fulfillment center worker says employees also often didn’t get enough rest breaks



Google Assistant is getting a major Memory upgrade



T-Mobile Will Make Google Messages Its Default Messaging App for Android



RIP Communities: PS4 feature is shutting down for good next month

Au Revoir PlayStation Communities



The internet has become a tool for authoritarian repression

It's one of many in their digital bags of dirty tricks.



Be careful what you share if you’re searching for a vaccine appointment



Apple Patches iOS 14 Flaw That May Be Under Active Attack

The vulnerability deals with WebKit, the browser engine in Safari. Specially crafted web content can trigger the browser engine to run untrusted computer code on an iPhone



iPhone storage full? Here are 3 ways to save your photos and videos



Basic Computer Security: How to Protect Yourself from Viruses, Hackers, and Thieves



Getting Rid of Bing in Windows Search

We can't change the search engine used by Windows Search when searching the web, but we can avoid Bing by not having Windows Search search the web at all.



3D printer waste can be recycled into truck parts, Ford finds

Fuel clips made from the plastic are cheaper, lighter, and more resistant.



Chrome can now caption almost any video or audio

This is an excellent accessibility feature!



Ransomware attack forces college to tell students to stay at home



Microsoft Edge 91 will be the first to support syncing on Linux



Android Apps Not Working? Try These Fixes



Here Are Your Options for an Affordable GPU in 2021



How to use speech-to-text in Google Docs

Accessible and easy to use speech-to-text software



Google Maps has a wild new feature that will guide you through indoor spaces like airports

  - Google on Tuesday announced several new features that are coming to Google Maps.

  - The coolest one lets you navigate indoors using augmented reality, which displays arrows and markers on your phone’s screen to show you exactly where to go.

  - Google’s big maps update also includes other features that will roll out in the coming months.



How to set different background for virtual desktops on Windows 10

You can now set a custom wallpaper for each virtual desktop, and here's how on Windows 10 build 21337 and higher.



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

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



Microsoft Releases New Windows 10 Cumulative Update to Fix Fatal Crashes

Windows 10 users have been provided with way too many cumulative updates this month, as Microsoft has released a new batch, this time supposed to fix the previous pack that it published on March 15. But let’s take everything one a time.



Biden Extends Executive Order on Cyberattack Sanctions

President Joe Biden on Monday sent a letter to the House of Representatives and the Senate to extend an executive order regarding sanctions issued in response to cyberattacks.



Amazon denies stories of workers peeing in bottles, receives a flood of evidence in return

There’s widespread evidence, no matter what Amazon claims



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



Vaccine passports could prove to be a privacy minefield for regulators

  - The aviation and tourism industries — both brutalized over the last year — have been the keenest to pursue this technology to re-open global travel.

  - Given the sensitive health-related data at play, launching any digital service raises questions around privacy and data protection. 

  - Apple and Google previously collaborated on creating standards for contact tracing in smartphones.



Dangerous Android App Pretends to Be a System Update to Steal Your Data



Windows 10 update fixes printer bug causing Blue Screen of Death: Install it now

Temporary and permanent fixes for the Windows 10 printer bug are now available



No one agrees on how to fix Big Tech

There's not even consensus on what's broken.



Scam alert: Don’t fall for this free Walmart giveaway



FTC: Don't Fall for COVID 'Vaccine Survey' Scams

No legitimate surveys ask for credit card or bank account details to pay for a 'free' reward.



The 6 best tips and tricks to manage your Outlook Calendar on any device



Principles for Making Your Linux System More Secure



Does Your Kid Really Need a Smartphone



Should I Worry About Old Lost Email Accounts?


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How to Recognize Scam Sites That 'Help' You Schedule Your Vaccine



Best Time to Make a Windows 10 Recovery Drive?



12 Raspberry Pi projects to try this year

There are plenty of reasons to use your Raspberry Pi at home, work, and everywhere in between. Celebrate Pi Day by choosing one of these projects 



Apple Acquired The Highest Number Of AI Startups In Last 5 Years



Windows 10 update KB5000842 releases for version 20H2 (preview)

Microsoft pushes update preview for Windows 10 20H2 and version 21H1 to address printing and many other issues 



How to Use Firefox 87's 'SmartBlock' for Private Browsing



Should I Worry About Old Lost Email Accounts?

Worrying won’t help, but there may be other things you’ll want to do.

That old account you lost probably won't come back to haunt you, but it's wise to take some action and keep your guard up.



iOS 14 hidden features: 13 awesome iPhone tips we're using every day

Hidden features are almost always the best features.



Have you made a WFH "pump-up" playlist? If so, you're not alone, according to a new survey

Many remote workers are curating specific playlists to help with focus as well as nostalgic mixes to drift to "to better times and places."



7-Zip 21.0 alpha introduces native Linux support



9,000 employees targeted in phishing attack against California agency



Tune-up Windows 10 using these tips and free software



Crucial X6 USB SSD review: Good price, good performance, good design

This USB SSD operates at SATA speeds, and delivers a vast amount of storage in an affordable, compact, and comfortable design.



How to Determine if Running 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) Architecture of Windows 10



Nearly Half of Popular Android Apps Built With High-Risk Components

Information leakage and applications asking for too many permissions were also major issues, according to a survey of more than 3,300 popular mobile applications.



Microsoft Releases Live Transcription with Speaker Attribution in Teams

Microsoft Teams is the service whose adoption skyrocketed since early 2020 for obvious reasons, but at the same time, it’s also the one that received plenty of updates in the last 12 months or so.



XPG Gammix S70 SSD review: The fastest PCIe 4.0 storage we've tested is a huge upgrade for your PC

Say hello to PCIe 4.0 and all its benefits in the form of XPG's Gammix S70 M.2 SSD.



Ransomware gang urges victims’ customers to demand a ransom payment



Apple TV 2021 — here’s what it needs to be relevant

This is what Apple needs to do to take on Roku and Fire TV



Why It’s So Hard to Unplug

A digital detox might be just what you need



Samsung to launch a double-folding phone later this year



Apple may launch a rugged Watch for extreme sports

It would debut no sooner than 2021 or 2022.



Scam alert: Don’t fall for this free Walmart giveaway



Spring Forward Into Digital Security With These Tips

We've got some helpful cybersecurity advice—why not use spring as an occasion to revamp the security of your devices?



Hackers hit University of Miami, posted patients’ private info. School won’t discuss details



How to change order of virtual desktops on Windows 10

You can now rearrange your virtual desktops any way you like, and in this guide, you will learn the steps to complete this task.



How to Set Up Skype's Active Noise Cancellation on Your Desktop



Why Does Word Tell Me a Document Changed When It Hasn’t?

Changes you didn’t make 

It's sometimes hard to tell why Word thinks a document changed even though you haven't done anything to it. I'll look at a few clues 



SolarWinds hackers accessed DHS acting secretary's emails: What you need to know

The AP reports that the suspected Russian hacking group breached high-level accounts in DHS, one of nine federal agencies the hackers targeted.



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.



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



Sierra Wireless withdraws financial guidance as ransomware attack takes down plants



Why is C the default Windows System Drive letter always?



A perfect storm: Why graphics cards cost so much now

It's complicated.



How to Print to PDF in Windows 10



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.



Microsoft Word on the Web Can Now Convert a Document into a Presentation

Microsoft has announced a new feature for Word on the Web, allowing users to convert a typical document into a presentation with just a few clicks.



Leaked benchmarks for Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 should have Windows fans excited

Windows 10 on ARM devices could see a big boost in performance if these leaked benchmarks are accurate.



German Parliament targeted again by Russian state hackers



Rugged Apple Watch 7 reportedly in the works — here’s what we know

New Apple Watch 7 variant could be coming for Garmin's sports watches



How AI Could Help You Write Faster

It even learns your writing style



There’s an easy fix for the Android apps that keep crashing on your phone



Google's new alliance wants to get digital keys, mobile IDs working on Android

The Android Ready SE Alliance is made up of Secure Element vendors.



Virtual makeover: Easy way to redecorate your rooms online



Apple Patches iOS 14 Flaw That May Be Under Active Attack

The vulnerability deals with WebKit, the browser engine in Safari. Specially crafted web content can trigger the browser engine to run untrusted computer code on an iPhone



New York state unveils digital COVID-19 vaccine passport



How to enable Windows 10 Auto HDR for gaming

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.



Please Stop Using Text Messaging to Receive Login Codes



The Start Button Is Missing and There’s No Taskbar. What Do I Do?

The case of the missing taskbar.



Alexa routines can seem overwhelming, but these shortcuts make them a breeze

Stop wading through complex menus and long lists to program Alexa commands. Here are the quickest, easiest alternatives.



How to experience Firefox Proton's new design



Microsoft releases second update to fix printing issues on Windows 10



Cheap shots: Vaccine phishing scams target employees seeking a return to the office



How to use Substitute and Replace Functions in Microsoft Excel



3 tweaks that help your laptop battery last longer

Survive the day with these simple settings tweaks.



How to Turn On or Off Internet Explorer in Windows 10



Exec Order Could Force Software Vendors to Disclose Breaches to Federal Gov't Customers

A decision on the order, which contains several recommendations, is still forthcoming.



Microsoft Could Take Over Discord for Over $10 Billion

Discord is once again listed for sale, according to people familiar with the matter, and unsurprisingly, one of the parties currently involved in takeover talks is none other than Microsoft.



How to manually configure a VPN on Windows 10



Apple fixes a iOS zero-day vulnerability actively used in attacks



COVID-19 vaccination cards are dangerously easy to fake — what you need to know

You can buy fake vaccination cards online, or make them yourself



How Electronic Toys Are Stealing Our Kids' Creativity

'Black box' toys can be fun, but they don't let kids figure stuff out



Google might soon release the first beta of its mysterious OS that may replace Android



The repairable Fairphone 2 gets an Android update five years after launch

Securing the not-so-fresh Android 9 update wasn't easy.



One security setting you must change in Facebook



TeamGroup Tips Overclockable DDR5 RAM

The memory vendor is sampling the overclockable DDR5 RAM memory to major motherboard makers.



Apple Watch, iPhone Can Remotely Assess 'Frailty' In Cardiovascular Patients



How to set different theme and color on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge now includes a redesigned appearance page to make it easier to change the main colors experience and themes.



How to Set Up Chrome OS 89's Best New Features



What’s an Incremental Backup?

Backing up is important, but terms like "full", "incremental", and "differential" can easily confuse. I'll look at what these terms mean.



Apple Watch may get 'Explorer Edition,' a rugged, extreme-sports version, report says

A new edition of the wearable could include better impact resistance and a rubberized exterior, sources tell Bloomberg. But they also say it's still a ways off.



Improve your Linux admin skills with these pro tips

It's easy to learn how to manage Ubuntu distributions and master the ins and outs of package managers with these Linux resources.



Report: still printing issues after installation of out-of-bands patch for Windows 10



Microsoft Exchange exploit a possible factor in $50M ransomware attack on Acer



How to restore Last session or Chrome Tabs after a crash



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.



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



In Secure Silicon We Trust

Building upon a hardware root of trust is becoming a more achievable goal for the masses and the roots are digging deeper. Here's what you need to know.



Microsoft, Google, Others Join Forces to Improve Browser Compatibility

Microsoft’s migration to the Chromium engine for Edge allowed the company to finally become one of the big players in the browser market, and at the same time, to also contribute to the development of this technology not only for its own good, but also for other companies.



How to set up a microphone as the new default on Windows 10

Yes, you can set a new microphone as the system default, and in this guide, you will learn two ways to complete this task on Windows 10.



Microsoft releases Windows 10 SSU to fix security update issue



This PS5 controller trick is pretty sweet — if you can actually find PS5 stock

PS5 owners need to try out this cool DualSense trick now



How to Unlock a Frozen Mouse on a Laptop

Troubleshooting a mouse that won't budge



Here’s more evidence that the iPhone could get Touch ID back



Microsoft shows off Windows 10's new File Explorer icons

The Recycle Bin icon also got a redesign.



Customize notifications for the texts you care about most



Report: Apple Watch for Extreme Sports Is Being Considered

Apple is thought to be discussing a rugged version of its Watch internally.



Exclusive: Over-70s to get booster Covid vaccines from September



Cast your Android device with a Raspberry Pi

Use Scrcpy to turn your phone screen into an app running alongside your applications on a Raspberry Pi or any other Linux-based device.



Google Nest Hub (2nd gen) review: The new Nest Hub is a yawner, literally

The Nest Hub’s successor arrives with a virtually identical design, plus the ability to monitor your sleep without a wristband.



What’s an Incremental Backup?


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Security Researcher Hides ZIP, MP3 Files Inside PNG Files On Twitter



9 Computer Facts That Are Not True



Exclusive: Software vendors would have to disclose breaches to U.S. government users under new order: draft



How to fix apps crashing due to WebView bug on Android

If Android apps keep crashing, it's due to a WebView bug, which Google already fixed, but you need to do this to resolve the issue on your phone 



Windows 10 Optional Features explained



Intel announces massive shift in processor strategy, including making chips for other companies

One month after becoming Intel's CEO, Pat Gelsinger announced some major changes



How to Increase the Maximum Volume in Windows 10



FBI exposes weakness in Mamba ransomware, DiskCryptor



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.



How to use Speechtexter to convert voice to text

How accurate is Speechtexter dictation software, and is it easy to use?



How to Find and Save Custom Lock Screen Background Images in Windows 10



Report links most vaccine misinformation online to just 12 people

The people behind the accounts have largely avoided social media bans.



How to build an Apple smart home

HomeKit is Apple's way of bringing together your smart home products in a unified and secure fashion https://www.macworld.com/article/230868/homekit-faq-apple-smart-home-homekit-siri-hom-scenes-automations.html


Samsung Galaxy S21 Selling Like Hotcakes, Ultra Amazingly the Star of the Show

Samsung embraced a different approach for the new Galaxy S21, and instead of unveiling the smartphone in February, it took the wraps off the refreshed model in January, thus giving it more time on the market.



Apple gave iPhone developers a stark warning about trying to secretly track users



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’



Google wants to turn your Android phone into a digital key

Time to finally ditch the wallet and car keys if Google gets its way



Nearly Half of Popular Android Apps Built With High-Risk Components

Information leakage and applications asking for too many permissions were also major issues, according to a survey of more than 3,300 popular mobile applications.



Important step to take before you update your Windows 10 PC



FTC: Don't Fall for COVID 'Vaccine Survey' Scams

No legitimate surveys ask for credit card or bank account details to pay for a 'free' reward.



New wave of ‘hacktivism’ adds twist to cybersecurity woes



How to change order of virtual desktops on Windows 10

You can now rearrange your virtual desktops any way you like, and in this guide, you will learn the steps to complete this task 



Cookie Stealing or Scraping: Why do Hackers want your Cookies?



How to manage favorites on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge includes everything you need to manage and sync your favorites, and here's how to complete this task.



SlideUpLift Review: Give All Your Presentations a Lift



Microsoft releases printer fix for older Windows Versions



VirtualBox: How to share folders between guest and host



How to enable and use Ubuntu remote desktop

Access a Ubuntu desktop from anywhere



How to Change System Restore Point Creation Frequency in Windows 10



Mark Zuckerberg proposes a 'thoughtful reform' of Section 230

He said platforms should have to prove they have systems in place to identify and remove unlawful content.



A Fusion Mac’s speed getting you down? Give it a boost with an external SSD

Instructions on how to set up an external SSD as a startup Mac volume.



Windows 10 Mail App Gets More Ads Because Really Why Not

The Mail app in Windows started as a pretty exciting project, but it was slowly converted into the kind of client that few people would use.



5 awesome things didn’t know you could do with Google Chrome




Community, community, community



iPhones under attack via zero-day flaw — what to do now

Browser flaw seems to be under active exploitation



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.



See the shocking amount of data Google collects from your phone



Rise in Finance, Social, Lifestyle App Usage During Pandemic Led By Gen Z

People used finance, social media, and lifestyle apps more than ever over the course of a year in quarantine. Most of that increase was fueled by Gen Z.



Apple could finally be making a 'rugged' version of the Apple Watch aimed at runners and outdoorsy types



How to set different theme and color on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge now includes a redesigned appearance page to make it easier to change the main colors experience and themes.



Microsoft showed some Linux love in the latest update to Edge Dev

Microsoft Edge Dev on Linux now lets you sync favorites, passwords, and more.



7 Ways to Speed up Ubuntu



Critical code execution vulnerability fixed in Adobe ColdFusion



A new Windows is coming this year. What does it mean for you?

From Windows 10X to Project Reunion, here's how Microsoft is building the next generation of Windows.



Windows 10 might start sharing your web history with other apps

Microsoft is staying quiet on new feature



How to Add or Remove Music Library in Windows 10



Researchers say they've made smart clothes that actually feel like fabric

The embedded sensors could help train athletes and give robots touch-sensitive ‘skin.’



How to set up Sleep mode on a Mac that has bus-powered external storage

External bus-powered drives on a Mac may not dismount properly when the laptop goes to sleep.



iPhone Users Barely Care About 5G, All They Want Is Improved Battery Life

One of the biggest changes on the iPhone 12 generation is support for 5G on absolutely all models including in the lineup, and just as expected, Apple has made quite a big deal out of this upgrade.



Hackers keep getting rich off of your stupid mistakes



Amazon keeps trying to troll US Congress members in perplexing new PR strategy

Who is Amazon trying to convince?



The Apple Watch has a new medical ability, study reveals

Apple Watch can accurately assess 'frailty'



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 



Hundreds of fleeceware apps found in app stores – Don’t be tricked into paying



More Cameras for Less Money: Qualcomm's Snapdragon 780G Supports 3 Shots at Once

The company's new midrange phone chipset supports three simultaneous cameras, and has new network features which T-Mobile is likely to want.



How to delete apps on your iPhone, or hide apps from your Home Screen with iOS 14



How to enable Windows 10 Auto HDR for gaming

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.



5 essential steps to secure your Windows 10 machine



Switching to Telegram before everyone else was a lonely messaging experience

Telegram in 2017 was a lot like Windows Phone in 2012.



How to Add a Read Later Feature in Google Chrome



Energy giant Shell discloses data breach after Accellion hack



How to save a report as a PDF without the spreadsheet in Excel

There are two easy ways to save the active Microsoft Excel sheet to a PDF file: manually and with a macro. Here's how to do both.



No, you haven't been invited to join Clubhouse - it's an Android trojan

Fake Clubhouse app for Android can harvest credentials from 458 online services



How to Repair System Files with SFC Command in Windows 10



A strong Intel is what the tech industry needs right now

Let’s hope it can actually follow through.



How to find every troubleshooting boot mode on an M1 Mac

You can’t zap the PRAM or NVRAM, reset the SMAC, or hold down Command-R, among other updates.



Out of Band Windows 10 Cumulative Updates Released with More Bugs Under the Hood

The March 2021 Patch Tuesday cumulative updates released by Microsoft landed with one big problem: they caused a BSOD on devices with certain printers, thus making it impossible to use such a peripheral when available.



Some companies steal your data, but this one will pay you for it



Second voting machine company sues Fox News over disinformation

Dominion says Fox spread ‘verifiably false yet devastating lies’



Apple could supercharge your sleep with its first smart mattress

It's all about the haptics



Anti-Spoofing for Email Gains Adoption, but Enforcement Lags

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



See everything Google knows about you with one search



Samsung Develops a Super Fast 512GB DDR5 Memory Module

This new stick of RAM can cope with 'the most extreme compute-hungry, high-bandwidth workloads.'



Google's new alliance wants to get digital keys, mobile IDs working on Android



Buying a Computer Monitor (Size Matters)



Three Things to Try When Unsubscribe Doesn't Work


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