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[Software Update] Microsoft PowerToys 0.35 Now Available for Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/download-official-microsoft-powertoys-for-windows-10/

 

Democrats and Republicans No Longer Speak the Same Language (dah!?! this has been known for more than thirty years)

A dictionary for these polarized times

https://tinyurl.com/mvwz7tvu

 

Two-thirds of iPhone users plan to block apps from tracking them

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/two-thirds-iphone-users-plan-230541965.html

 

How to Use “Here Documents” in Bash on Linux

https://www.howtogeek.com/719058/how-to-use-here-documents-in-bash-on-linux/

 

How to calculate Compound Interest in Excel

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-calculate-compound-interest-in-excel

 

3 Reasons Why Sleeping Next to Your Phone Is a Bad Idea

Sleep with your phone under your pillow? Maybe you should reconsider... 

https://www.makeuseof.com/reasons-why-sleeping-next-to-your-phone-is-a-bad-idea/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Capital One notifies more clients of SSNs exposed in 2019 data breach

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/capital-one-notifies-more-clients-of-ssns-exposed-in-2019-data-breach/

 

How to subtotal transactions by conditional date components in Excel

If you need a monthly or yearly balance for revenue transactions in Microsoft Excel, you're in luck because both are easy! Here's how to find the totals you need.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-subtotal-transactions-by-conditional-date-components-in-excel/

 

How to achieve smart home nirvana (or, home automation without subscription)

With some work and planning, Home Assistant sets your smart home 

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/03/how-to-achieve-smart-home-nirvana-or-home-automation-without-subscription/

 

5 of the Best Google Lens Alternatives For Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-google-lens-alternatives-for-android/

 

You now need iOS 13 or newer to get Microsoft To Do updates

Microsoft won't send out any more updates for Microsoft To Do to phones running iOS 12 or older.

https://www.windowscentral.com/you-now-need-ios-13-or-newer-get-microsoft-do-updates

 

Are wearables the future of blood pressure monitoring?

The pros and cons of measuring blood pressure from your wrist

https://www.techradar.com/news/are-wearables-the-future-of-blood-pressure-monitoring

 

Clean Install Windows 10 without DVD or USB Flash Drive

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/94479-clean-install-windows-10-without-dvd-usb-flash-drive.html

 

Feds allege actor's $690 million Ponzi scheme lied about selling movies to Netflix

Zach Horwitz apparently told investors he was selling Latin American film rights to HBO and Netflix

https://www.engadget.com/netflix-ponzi-scheme-010056535.html

 

Bug allows attackers to hijack Windows time sync software used to track security incidents

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/bug-allows-attackers-to-hijack-windows-time-sync-software-used-to-track-security-incidents/

 

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Officially Gets Windows 10 ARM Support

Microsoft has announced that its very own Microsoft Defender for Endpoint security solution is now available on Windows 10 ARM devices.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-defender-for-endpoint-officially-gets-windows-10-arm-support-532607.shtml

 

Parler Says It Warned the FBI of Violent Posts Threatening the Capitol Before Jan. 6 Insurrection

https://gizmodo.com/parler-says-it-warned-the-fbi-of-violent-posts-threaten-1846565038

 

Sennheiser’s new microphones play well with phones and cameras alike

An updated shotgun and a new lavalier 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/7/22362462/sennheiser-mke-400-shotgun-lavaliere-microphone-camera-phone

 

What Is an External Hard Drive?

Understanding this external storage devic 

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-an-external-drive-2625867

 

iPhone 13 release date, price, specs and leaks

Apple's iPhone 13 may still be a ways away, but here's what we know so far

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-13-release-date-price-specs-leaks

 

Dragos Releases Annual Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity 2020 Year in Review Report

Report captures 3x rise in threats converging with hyperconnected industrial environment; recommends improvements to provide safe and reliable operations

https://tinyurl.com/9dwdu36s 

   

 Car warranty robocalls: Here’s why you get so many

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/stop-car-warranty-robocalls/784700/

 

Growing Pains: Starlink Is Fast, But Don't Expect 200Mbps All the Time

Data from Ookla's Speedtest indicates the typical download speeds for Starlink fell from 80Mbps to 50Mbps before

climbing back up again. Actual users say the real issue is download rate variability.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/growing-pains-starlink-is-fast-but-dont-expect-200mbps-all-the-time

 

How to double space in Microsoft Word on different versions of the word processor

https://www.yahoo.com/news/double-space-microsoft-word-different-222132815.html

 

How to Add a Web Page to Google Chrome’s Reading List

https://www.howtogeek.com/720948/how-to-add-a-web-page-to-google-chromes-reading-list/

 

Sticky Notes stuck on Loading Sticky Notes

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/sticky-notes-stuck-on-loading-sticky-notes

 

12 Unnecessary Windows Programs and Apps You Should Uninstall

Wondering which Windows 10 apps to uninstall? Here are several unnecessary Windows 10 apps, programs, and bloatware you should remove.

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

 

MacKenzie Scott Grant scam more widespread than initially thought

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/mackenzie-scott-grant-scam-more-widespread-than-initially-thought/

 

How financial cybercrime targets shifted in 2020

COVID lockdowns may be behind a major change toward targeting e-commerce and using new forms of attacks, Kaspersky finds.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-financial-cybercrime-targets-shifted-in-2020/

 

Ubiquiti breach puts countless cloud-based devices at risk of takeover

Report: Theft of crypto secrets could allow hackers to remotely log in to devices 

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/03/ubiquiti-breach-puts-countless-cloud-based-devices-at-risk-of-takeover/

 

LinkedIn Phishing Campaign: A New Threat

https://www.maketecheasier.com/linkedin-phishing-campaign-new-threat/

 

How to pick the right NAS for a Plex media server

https://www.windowscentral.com/choosing-right-nas-plex-server

 

Microsoft wants to rein in your potty mouth with new profanity filter

Microsoft is taking steps to help businesses sanitize communication

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-wants-to-rein-in-your-potty-mouth-with-new-profanity-filter

 

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

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

 

Facebook banned an Albanian troll farm supporting exiled Iranian militants

The network had several 'hallmarks' of organized trolling, Facebook said 

https://www.engadget.com/facebook-banned-an-albanian-troll-farm-supporting-exiled-iranian-militants-185915274.html

 

Array of recent phishing schemes use personalized job lures, voice manipulation

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/phishing/array-of-recent-phishing-schemes-use-personalized-job-lures-voice-manipulation/

 

Apple Sued Over iPad Which Allegedly Set House on Fire

The days when electronic devices caught fire on a daily basis are fortunately long gone, as the Galaxy Note 7 nightmare is over,

but on the other hand, it doesn’t necessarily mean that phones and tablets still don’t overheat and sometimes burst into flames.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/apple-sued-over-ipad-which-allegedly-set-house-on-fire-532541.shtml

 

Turns Out This Sophisticated Hacking Campaign Was Actually the Work of 'Western Government Operatives'

https://gizmodo.com/turns-out-this-sophisticated-hacker-campaign-was-actual-1846561206

 

Pixel 5 reportedly gets big GPU performance boost with new update

Along with other fixes

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/6/22369497/pixel-5-april-security-update-gpu-performance

 

How the M.2 SSD Will Make Your PC Even Faster

An overview of the new M.2 drive interfac 

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-m2-833453

 

Apple Watch 7 leak just revealed a major fitness upgrade

https://www.komando.com/social-media/instagram-dm-phishing/784848/

 

How to Find Out If Your Phone Number Is in the Facebook Data Leak

To find you whether you were ensnared in the Facebook data leak, don't rely on the social network. Instead, you'll have

to use a third-party website, which can also be problematic 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/why-is-facebook-not-warning-anyone-about-the-533-million-user-data-leak

 

Personal Data Of 533 Million Facebook Users Reportedly Made Available Online For Free

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/personal-data-533-million-facebook-213149115.html

 

How to Get the Word Count of Your PowerPoint Presentation

https://www.howtogeek.com/703787/how-to-get-the-word-count-of-your-powerpoint-presentation/

 

How to disable Inactive Scrolling in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-disable-inactive-scrolling-in-windows-10

 

What Do These Popular Messaging Apps Know About You?

Wondering what popular apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger know about you? Find out which is the most secure messenger.

https://www.makeuseof.com/what-do-messaging-apps-know/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

US DOJ: Phishing attacks use vaccine surveys to steal personal info

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-doj-phishing-attacks-use-vaccine-surveys-to-steal-personal-info/

 

How to use the new HTTPS-Only mode in Firefox

Firefox's new feature automatically redirects from HTTP to HTTPS and should be considered a must-use for the

security-minded. Jack Wallen explains, and shows you how to enable it.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-the-new-https-only-mode-in-firefox/

 

Apple commits to build “grid-scale” energy storage in California

110 of Apple's manufacturing partners are moving to 100 percent renewable energy 

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/03/apple-commits-to-build-grid-scale-energy-storage-in-california/

 

How to Create App and Site-Specific Shortcuts with AutoHotKey

https://www.maketecheasier.com/create-app-shortcuts-with-autohotkey/

 

SanDisk Ultra Fit review: A slim, simple flash drive that blends right in

The SanDisk Ultra Fit is slender enough to set and forget 

https://www.windowscentral.com/sandisk-ultra-fit-review

 

Intel Raptor Lake CPUs spotted, likely to be Alder Lake’s successor

Could debut in 2022 after Alder Lake hits later in 2021

https://www.techradar.com/news/intel-raptor-lake-cpus-spotted-likely-to-be-alder-lakes-successor

 

How to Check Drive Health and SMART Status in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/163843-how-check-drive-health-smart-status-windows-10-a.html

 

This browser game shows the limits of AI emotion recognition software

The Emojify Project wants to start a conversation about the tech 

https://www.engadget.com/ai-emotion-recognition-game-182056088.html

 

Hackers rush to new doc builder that uses Macro-exploit, posing as DocuSign

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/hackers-rush-to-new-doc-builder-that-uses-macro-exploit-posing-as-docusign/

 

Mozilla Thunderbird Gets Mailfence Integration for Encrypted Email

Mozilla Thunderbird remains one of the best desktop email clients available today, and starting recently, it offers one new encrypted mail service.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/mozilla-thunderbird-gets-mailfence-integration-for-encrypted-email-532536.shtml

 

You Seriously Need to Update Your iPhone Right Now

https://gizmodo.com/you-seriously-need-to-update-your-iphone-right-now-1846563875

 

Once again, someone tampered with an entire drinking water supply via the internet

Maybe, just maybe, infrastructure shouldn’t be built this way 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/5/22368476/kansas-man-tamper-water-supply-remote-ellsworth-wyatt-travnichek

 

Why You’re Getting So Much Spam

And what to do about i 

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

 

Starlink internet coverage, cost, speeds and satellites — everything you need to know

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

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/starlink-internet-coverage-cost-speeds-and-satellites-everything-you-need-to-know

 

Hackers Tied to Russia's GRU Targeted the US Grid for Years, Researchers Warn

A Sandworm-adjacent group has successfully breached US critical infrastructure a handful of times,

according to new findings from the security firm Dragos 

https://www.wired.com/story/russia-gru-hackers-us-grid/

 

Check your closets for this video game that could be worth $372,000

https://www.komando.com/money/video-game-worth-thousands/784736/

 

Simple Tricks to Remember Seriously Secure Passwords

You need to lock your password manager with one secure master password, and you must remember it yourself. Here's how to do it 

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/simple-tricks-to-remember-insanely-secure-passwords

 

Personal data of 1.3 million Clubhouse users has reportedly leaked online days after LinkedIn and Facebook also suffered data breaches

https://www.yahoo.com/news/personal-data-1-3-million-203538537.html

 

How to Fix “Start, Taskbar, and Action Center” Accent Color Grayed out on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/714901/how-to-fix-start-taskbar-and-action-center-accent-color-grayed-out-on-windows-10/

 

How to use Duplicati to store encrypted backups online

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-use-duplicati-to-store-encrypted-backups-online

 

Don't Be Fooled by These Advanced Phishing Techniques

Anyone can be fooled by a phishing email or website vulnerability. Watch out for these advanced phishing tricks.

https://www.makeuseof.com/dont-be-fooled-by-these-advanced-phishing-techniques/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Gigaset Android phones infected by malware via hacked update server

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/gigaset-android-phones-infected-by-malware-via-hacked-update-server/

 

How to install Chrome extensions on Opera with ease

Do you have Chrome extensions that have become must-use, but their absence is keeping you from adopting the

Opera browser? Fret no more, as Jack Wallen has a way to solve that problem.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-install-chrome-extensions-on-opera-with-ease/

 

Biden broadband plan will be hated by big ISPs, welcomed by Internet users

Biden wants to end hidden fees and fund municipal and nonprofit networks 

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/03/biden-broadband-plan-will-be-hated-by-big-isps-welcomed-by-internet-users/

 

How to Make Your PC Bluetooth-Ready

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-to-make-pc-bluetooth-ready/

 

NVIDIA Broadcast could be your secret weapon for perfect video calls

NVIDIA Broadcast allows you to set custom backgrounds and remove background noise on video calls and streams.

https://www.windowscentral.com/nvidia-broadcast-could-be-your-secret-weapon-perfect-video-calls

 

Does Samsung's Galaxy S21 sound the death knell for Android phones with microSD?

The end of expandable storage?

https://www.techradar.com/news/does-samsungs-galaxy-s21-sound-the-death-knell-for-android-phones-with-microsd

 

How to Turn On or Off Use Compact Mode in File Explorer in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/176132-how-turn-off-use-compact-mode-file-explorer-windows-10-a.html

 

YouTube says it's doing better at removing videos that go against its policies

It's now sharing a stat called Violative View Rate 

https://www.engadget.com/youtube-vvr-stat-165616501.html

 

Probing restrictions may stilt Pentagon’s vulnerability disclosure program for contractors

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/probing-restrictions-may-stilt-pentagons-vulnerability-disclosure-program-for-contractors/

 

Microsoft to Remove the Windows 10 Context Menu Entry Nobody Needs

Not a long time ago, Microsoft announced that it would no longer pre-install Paint 3D on Windows 10, moving the app to the Microsoft Store.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-to-remove-the-windows-10-context-menu-entry-nobody-needs-532531.shtml

 

I Hate Windows 10's New Icons

https://gizmodo.com/i-hate-windows-10s-new-icons-1846560901

 

Clarence Thomas really wants Congress to regulate Twitter moderation

In an unrelated petition response, Thomas makes the case for regulating Twitte 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/5/22368045/clarence-thomas-social-media-regulation-knight-v-trump

 

Why New Mac Malware Raises Concerns

Go update your antivirus softwar 

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

 

Starlink speeds are all over the map — here’s how the company is responding

There's been a dip in Starlink internet speeds according to testing results from Ookla

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/starlink-speeds-are-all-over-the-map-heres-how-the-company-is-responding

 

NHS Phishing Scam Promises #COVID19 Vaccine

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/nhs-phishing-scam-promises-covid19/

 

This retro tech is worth big bucks

https://www.komando.com/episode/this-retro-tech-is-worth-big-bucks/785201/

 

How to Stop Facebook From Spying on Your Internet Activity

The Off-Facebook Activity tool reveals which websites send information about your online activities to the social network,

while Facebook's Privacy Checkup tool helps you review and tighten your privacy.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-stop-facebook-from-spying-on-your-internet-activity

 

Lines disappear at vaccination site in Los Angeles (Ripley's believe it or not)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/lines-disappear-vaccination-los-angeles-225211041.html

 

China’s Forced-Labor Backlash Threatens to Put N.B.A. in Unwanted Spotlight (Surprise!)

Lucrative endorsements deals with Chinese sports brands supporting Xinjiang cotton could pull the league and its athletes back into another geopolitical firestorm.

https://tinyurl.com/b2kf39jr 

   

[Fix] Multimedia Keys Not Working due to Mozilla Firefox

https://www.askvg.com/fix-multimedia-keys-not-working-due-to-mozilla-firefox/

 

9 Ways Your Account Can Be Compromised, Even with a Super-strong Password

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmyjHXr25oc

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Don’t Fall for the 'Vaccine Survey' Scam

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/don-t-fall-for-the-vaccine-survey-scam-1846620925

 

Yes, SMS Two-Factor Authentication is Broken; Use it Anyway

SMS two-factor authentication is still better than nothing

SMS messaging has some serious security vulnerabilities, but does that mean you should always avoid it? No.

https://askleo.com/sms-is-broken/

 

The next vaccine challenge: Building a workable 'passport' app

Tech companies, nonprofits and state agencies are racing to build digital vaccine certificates, and the Biden administration may have a say in how they turn out.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/covid-passports-are-coming-not-easy-build-rcna554

 

U.S. Supreme Court backs Google over Oracle in major copyright case

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-supreme-court-sides-google-141755331.html

 

What Is a No-Log VPN, and Why Is That Important for Privacy?

https://www.howtogeek.com/717096/what-is-a-no-log-vpn-and-why-is-that-important-for-privacy/

 

How to Try Siri's New iOS Voices Today

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-try-siris-new-ios-voices-today-1846592621

 

Did Facebook’s business model make the company an easier target for cybercriminals?

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/did-facebooks-business-model-make-the-company-an-easier-target-for-cybercriminals/

 

Specify how Outlook should correct and format your email messages

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/specify-how-outlook-should-correct-and-format-your-email-messages

 

[Software Update] Opera 75 Now Available for Download

https://www.askvg.com/download-opera-latest-version/

 

New malware found on 30,000 Macs has security pros stumped

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/02/new-malware-found-on-30000-macs-has-security-pros-stumped/

 

How Do I Copy a Webpage? Four Approaches and an Interesting Insight

Copying a webpage is not terribly difficult, but getting everything to display as it appeared can be a challenge.

https://askleo.com/copy-a-webpage/

 

How to install a hard drive in your computer

Don't be afraid of cracking open your desktop PC's case. Installing a new hard drive is a basic task anyone can accomplish 

https://www.pcworld.com/article/131231/how-to-install-a-new-hard-drive-in-your-desktop-pc.html

 

Get Ready for the Most Interesting CPU Market We’ve Seen in Decades

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/315354-get-ready-for-the-most-interesting-cpu-market-weve-seen-in-30-years

 

How to Enable or Disable Auto HDR for Games in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/176177-how-enable-disable-auto-hdr-games-windows-10-a.html

 

There's a way to upgrade an M1 Mac's memory and storage

https://www.engadget.com/apple-m1-mac-ram-ssd-upgrades-possible-143834335.html

 

Facebook hopes to boost AI fairness, decrease bias by sharing real-life data

The social media company paid more than 3,000 people in the US to participate in videos used to improve AI 

https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-tackles-ai-fairness-and-bias-with-new-data/

 

New Windows Feature Experience Pack Now Available for Download

Microsoft has released a new Windows Feature Experience Pack for users enrolled in the Windows Insider program in the Beta and Release Preview Channels.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/new-windows-feature-experience-pack-now-available-for-download-532523.shtml

 

Amazon coupon gets you a 2K camera drone that folds up as small as a smartphone for $60

https://bgr.com/2021/04/01/drone-with-camera-on-amazon-prime-coupon-lowest-price/

 

What Is an External Hard Drive?

Understanding this external storage device

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-an-external-drive-2625867

 

Tim Cook not planning on staying with Apple through the decade

And other things we learned from his interview with the New York Times 

https://www.macworld.com/article/342432/tim-cook-not-planning-on-staying-with-apple-through-the-decade.html

 

Whistleblower: Ubiquiti Breach “Catastrophic” (change your password to something strong)

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/03/whistleblower-ubiquiti-breach-catastrophic/

 

What Is The Hard Drive Cache And What Does It Do?

https://www.alphr.com/what-is-hard-drive-cache/

 

Change this one setting to get faster internet speeds

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/change-dns-for-faster-internet/378631/

 

How to Find Online Coupon Codes

Bookmark these sites and install these browser extensions for one-click savings across the web 

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-find-online-coupon-codes

 

Customize iPhone shortcuts with this useful trick you’re probably not using yet

https://www.yahoo.com/news/customize-iphone-shortcuts-useful-trick-120107778.html

 

How to Turn off “OK Google” on Your Android Phone or Tablet

https://www.howtogeek.com/718100/how-to-turn-off-ok-google-on-your-android-device-2/

 

How to Find iOS 14's Hidden Code Scanner App

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-find-ios-14s-hidden-code-scanner-app-1846591791

 

Apple patches zero-day targeted for iPhones, iPads and its popular watches

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/apple-patches-zero-day-targeted-for-iphones-ipads-and-its-popular-watches/

 

How to hide Title Bar with Vertical Tabs in Microsoft Edge

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-hide-title-bar-with-vertical-tabs-in-microsoft-edge

 

[Tip] How to Restore Backspace Key to Go Back to Previous Page in Mozilla Firefox

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-restore-backspace-key-to-go-back-to-previous-page-in-mozilla-firefox/

 

Android sends 20x more data to Google than iOS sends to Apple, study says

Google contests the estimate, saying it's based on flawed methodology.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/03/android-sends-20x-more-data-to-google-than-ios-sends-to-apple-study-says/

 

How Do I Get Rid of Bing?

How to say, "Thanks, but no thanks" to Bing -- to the extent that you can, that is.

https://askleo.com/get-rid-of-bing/

 

How to choose the best PC power supply

Here's everything you need to know about the electric heart beating at your desktop computer's core 

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2025425/how-to-pick-the-best-pc-power-supply.html

 

What Is Speculative Execution?

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261792-what-is-speculative-execution

 

How to Create a New Library in Windows 10

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

 

Thousands of US government agencies are using Clearview AI without approval

Buzzfeed News says it has a database of 1,803 public bodies in the US that used the tool 

https://www.engadget.com/clearview-ai-law-enforcement-unauthorized-use-143130738.html

 

What a teen's fake death can teach us about the internet, 20 years on

In 2001, the "death" of a young blogger rocked her community. New podcast Pseudocide unearths internet history to see what we can learn from that today.

https://www.cnet.com/news/what-a-teens-fake-death-can-teach-us-about-the-internet-20-years-on/

 

Apple Releases Emergency iPhone Update to Fix Flaw Exploited in the Wild

Apple has released iOS 14.4.2 to all supported iPhones out there, with the company explaining in the release notes that it includes “important security updates and is recommended for all users.”

https://news.softpedia.com/news/apple-releases-emergency-iphone-update-to-fix-flaw-exploited-in-the-wild-532530.shtml

 

Google’s new document scanner app for Android is worth checking out

https://bgr.com/2021/03/31/google-stack-document-scanner-android/

 

How the M.2 SSD Will Make Your PC Even Faster

An overview of the new M.2 drive interfac 

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-m2-833453

 

Five M1-native Mac browsers that might make you dump Safari

Safari’s a great browser, but it’s not the only option for your Mac and may not be the best browser for your needs 

https://www.macworld.com/article/233809/safari-alternatives-mac-web-browsers-m1-chrome-firefox-opera-edge-brave.html

 

New MacBooks Powered by Apple’s M2 Chip Coming This Year: Report

https://petapixel.com/2021/04/05/new-macbooks-powered-by-apples-m2-chip-coming-this-year-report/

 

How To Check If Your Drivers Are Up To Date

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

 

This quick test reveals just how good your hearing is

https://www.komando.com/video/komando-picks/this-quick-test-reveals-just-how-good-your-hearing-is/784432/

 

Two-Factor Authentication: Who Has It and How to Set It Up

Don't let scammers get their hands on your sensitive information. Here's how to secure your online accounts—from Amazon and Google to Twitter and WhatsApp—with two-factor authentication (2FA).

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/two-factor-authentication-who-has-it-and-how-to-set-it-up

 

Beware of these 5 bad password habits -- and how clean up them up now

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/passwords-mistakes-lastpass-yahoo-subscriptions-163522053-132727643.html

 

How to Remove a Year from a Date in Microsoft Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/714809/how-to-remove-a-year-from-a-date-in-microsoft-excel/

 

How to Use Google Maps' ‘Indoor AR’ Directions

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-use-google-maps-indoor-ar-directions-1846585097

 

Patched Linux bugs nix Spectre mitigations

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/patched-linux-bugs-nix-spectre-mitigations/

 

How to create, insert and move a Bookmark in Microsoft Word

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-create-insert-and-move-a-bookmark-in-microsoft-word

 

[Fix] Blank or Partial Printed Papers Coming out from Printer in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/fix-blank-or-partial-printed-papers-coming-out-from-printer-in-windows-10/

 

Biden plan eliminates billions in fossil fuel subsidies

Fossil fuel industry gets up to $62 billion in handouts every year 

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/03/biden-plan-eliminates-billions-in-fossil-fuel-subsidies/

 

How Can I Make an Income Working Online?

Making money online sounds like a wonderful opportunity. It is, if you have the personality for it.

https://askleo.com/working-online/

 

Turn Google Photos into Windows backgrounds with this awesome app

This underappreciated Google Photos trick turns your photo albums into desktop wallpapers 

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3613053/turn-google-photos-into-windows-backgrounds-with-this-awesome-app.html

 

AMD Discloses a Spectre-Like Vulnerability in Zen 3 CPUs

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/321507-amd-discloses-a-spectre-like-vulnerability-in-zen-3-cpus

 

How to Reorder Virtual Desktops inside Task View in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/176134-how-reorder-virtual-desktops-inside-task-view-windows-10-a.html

 

Discord banned 2,212 servers for extremist content in the second half of 2020

That's nearly double the number it deleted in the first half of the year 

https://www.engadget.com/discord-transparency-report-222737366.html

 

Suez Canal update, Apple patches and rumors

https://www.cnet.com/videos/suez-canal-update-apple-patches-and-rumors/

 

Microsoft Could Take Over Discord as Soon as April

Rumor has it that Microsoft is interested in taking over Discord, and according to people familiar with the matter, the Redmond-based tech giant is competing against other tech companies also interested in a deal.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-could-take-over-discord-as-soon-as-april-532524.shtml

 

Scammy iOS app tricked an iPhone user and stole his life’s savings

https://bgr.com/2021/03/31/ios-app-bitcoin-scam-robs-iphone-user-life-savings/

 

Why You’re Getting So Much Spam

And what to do about it

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

 

Weekly Apple Update: The best and worst Apple products of all time

Catch up on everything you missed this week.

https://www.macworld.com/article/342382/weekly-apple-update-the-best-and-worst-apple-products-of-all-time.html

 

Microsoft Edge reaches new heights as Firefox numbers plummet

https://www.windowslatest.com/2021/04/05/microsoft-edge-reaches-new-heights-as-firefox-numbers-plummet/

 

How To Check Your IPhone For Spyware

https://www.techjunkie.com/check-iphone-spyware/

 

The secret of synchronization

https://www.komando.com/video/komando-picks/the-secret-of-synchronization/784698/

 

How to Use a Random Password Generator

Just about every password manager includes a component to generate random, unguessable passwords for you, but not all of them are created equal. Understanding the differences can help you make an informed choice.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-use-a-random-password-generator

 

Why a computer will never be truly conscious

https://www.yahoo.com/news/why-computer-never-truly-conscious-152825947.html

 

What Is the Chrome “Reading List,” and How Do You Use It?

https://www.howtogeek.com/719357/what-is-the-chrome-reading-list-and-how-to-use-it/

 

How to Back Up Your Old PlayStation Games Locally (And Why You Should)

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-back-up-your-old-playstation-games-locally-and-1846576681

 

In wake of giant software hacks, application security tactics due for an overhaul

https://www.scmagazine.com/application-security/in-wake-of-giant-software-hacks-application-security-tactics-due-for-an-overhaul/

 

Enable or disable Microsoft Defender SmartScreen on Downloads from Trusted Sources

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-disable-smartscreen-on-downloads-from-trusted-sources

 

[Fix] Microsoft Edge (MSEdge.exe) Always Keeps Running in Background Even After Closing the Browser

https://www.askvg.com/fix-microsoft-edge-msedge-exe-always-keeps-running-in-background-even-after-closing-the-browser/

 

Containerize all the things! Arm v9 takes security seriously

Intel and AMD will need to keep an eye on Arm competition in their strongholds 

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/03/arm-vision-day-outlined-upcoming-arm-v9-cpu-design/

 

Are HTTPS Connections Really Safe?

Https is an important part of keeping your data safe, but it's only a part. It's important to understand what it does and doesn't mean.

https://askleo.com/is_an_https_connection_really_all_that_safe/

 

How to disable start up programs in Windows 10 to make boot times faster

Is your PC is a little sluggish when it boots up? These tips can put a spring back in its step 

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3612257/how-to-disable-start-up-programs-in-windows-10.html

 

How to Change Virtual Desktop Background in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/176128-how-change-virtual-desktop-background-windows-10-a.html

 

Zoom now works on Amazon's Echo Show 10

Amazon Chime is also available on the smart display 

https://www.engadget.com/echo-show-10-zoom-amazon-chime-support-192821530.html

 

Fill in your Wi-Fi dead zones for just $21 with this dual-band range extender

The Space Wi-Fi Range Extender sets up quickly and is now 40% off -- so cheap it's almost a no-brainer 

https://www.cnet.com/home/internet/fill-in-your-wi-fi-dead-zones-for-just-21-with-this-dual-band-range-extender/

 

New Windows Feature Experience Pack Now Available for Download

Microsoft has released a new Windows Feature Experience Pack for users enrolled in the Windows Insider program in the Beta and Release Preview Channels.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/new-windows-feature-experience-pack-now-available-for-download-532523.shtml

 

5 hidden Amazon pages with amazing deals no one knows about

https://bgr.com/2021/03/31/amazon-shopping-tips-and-tricks-secret-departments-april-2021/

 

Why New Mac Malware Raises Concerns

Go update your antivirus software

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

 

These three annoying Apple problems finally have fixes on the way

Updates to the Apple TV remote, Siri, and the iPhone battery life management are on the way 

https://www.macworld.com/article/342321/annoying-apple-problems-fixes-iphone-ios-tvos-siri-voices-remote-battery-life.html

 

iPhone 12 mini: Best for people who don’t love phones, but love what they can do

https://9to5mac.com/2021/03/31/iphone-12-mini-review/

 

The Best All-In-One Laser Printers [December 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-all-in-one-laser-printers/

 

New spin on fake customer support call puts your data at risk

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/new-fake-customer-support-scam/784851/

 

Device Connecting to the Wrong Wi-Fi Network? How to Change Its Connection Priority

If your laptop or phone is ignoring your preferred network, and sticking to a weak one, here's how to adjust the connection priority in your device's Wi-Fi settings.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/device-connecting-to-wrong-wifi-network-how-to-change-connection-priority

 

Russia flexes its ‘sovereign internet’ with move to curb Twitter

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/e3e61a62-1774-3d19-9d2e-29ffce06995a/russia-flexes-its-%e2%80%98sovereign.html

 

Microsoft wins U.S. Army contract for augmented-reality headsets

The standard-issue HoloLens, which costs $3,500, enables people to see holograms overlaid over their actual environments and interact using hand and voice gestures.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/microsoft-wins-us-army-contract-augmented-reality-headsets-rcna565

 

You Can Stop Disinfecting Your Home Now, CDC Says

https://vitals.lifehacker.com/you-can-stop-disinfecting-your-home-now-cdc-says-1846627992

 

How to use the Linux grep command

Learn the basics on searching for info in your files, then download our cheat sheet for a quick reference guide to grep and regex h

ttps://opensource.com/article/21/3/grep-cheat-sheet?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=weekly&sc_cid=7013a000002vwf6AAA

 

Wyze Home Monitoring review: A tremendous value for the price, if you can live with its limitations

Focused primarily on home security, this wireless system also supports smart lighting.

https://tinyurl.com/33dsnm22

 

Browsing Options

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Issues/2020/237/Waterfox/(tagID)/340

 

Isn’t Storing Your Passwords In One Place a Security Risk?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGwgIC7ItUo

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US IT jobs have regained what they lost in the pandemic

Both IT professionals and the tech sector overall again saw job growth in March, as the tech industry looks to resume year-on-year growth, new data shows.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3542681/us-it-jobs-have-regained-what-they-lost-in-the-pandemic.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Yes, SMS Two-Factor Authentication is Broken; Use it Anyway

SMS two-factor authentication is still better than nothing

SMS messaging has some serious security vulnerabilities, but does that mean you should always avoid it? No.

https://askleo.com/sms-is-broken/

 

Microsoft Edge reaches new heights as Firefox numbers plummet

https://www.windowslatest.com/2021/04/05/microsoft-edge-reaches-new-heights-as-firefox-numbers-plummet/

 

How Will Web 3.0 Transform the Industry?

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/3-0-transform-industry-040100946.html

 

How to create local account on Windows 10

Learn the steps to add a new local account on Windows 10 without having to delete or change your current Microsoft account using the Settings app or Command Prompt 

https://pureinfotech.com/create-local-account-windows-10/

 

Use the Windows Task Manager to find power leeching processes quickly

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/04/04/use-the-windows-task-manager-to-find-power-leeching-processes-quickly/

 

10 Tips to Avoid Breaking Your Smartphone

Smashing your smartphone is a surefire way to ruin your day. Follow these tips to avoid accidents at all costs. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tips-to-avoid-breaking-your-smartphone/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Best ways to share big files in 2021: Cloud sharing large folders made simple

https://www.techradar.com/best/best-ways-to-share-big-files

 

More laptops and tablets, fewer desktops. How remote working is changing the hardware we use

Gartner predicts that 6.2 billion laptops, tablets and smartphones will be used around the world in 2021, as organizations embrace remote- and hybrid-working styles.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/more-laptops-and-tablets-fewer-desktops-how-remote-working-is-changing-the-hardware-we-use/

 

Dell's new gaming monitors focus on refresh rates for PC and console gaming

Dell's new gaming monitors focus on refresh rates, including Variable Refresh Rate support 

https://www.windowscentral.com/dell-gaming-monitors-25-27-32-34

 

Is Microsoft Edge for Mac Any Good? We Put it to the Test

https://www.maketecheasier.com/microsoft-edge-for-mac-any-good/

 

Microsoft's Windows 10, Exchange, and Teams hacked at Pwn2Own

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsofts-windows-10-exchange-and-teams-hacked-at-pwn2own/

 

Choose How Windows and Store App Updates are Downloaded in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4742-choose-how-windows-store-app-updates-downloaded-windows-10-a.html

 

TP-Link's latest WiFi 6 router packs 4.8Gbps speeds at a reasonable price

You won't need to spend a fortune on solid performance 

https://www.engadget.com/tp-link-archer-ax73-ax5400-wifi-6-router-151139375.html

 

Microsoft Announces Major Microsoft Edge Update for Linux

Microsoft Edge is currently available as a stable browser on Windows and Mac, but as far as the Linux version is concerned, only a preview is offered to users on this platform.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-announces-major-microsoft-edge-update-for-linux-532488.shtml

 

BEST CHROMEBOOK 2021

The best Chromebooks for every user

https://www.theverge.com/21296102/best-chromebooks

 

Facebook disaster — how to check if your phone number was leaked

Numbers added to vital breach-checking database

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/facebook-leak-check-phone-number

 

Hack of Software Provider Accellion Sets Off Global Ripple Effects

Like the SolarWinds breach, the incident highlights supply-chain vulnerabilities

https://www.wsj.com/articles/hack-of-software-provider-accellion-sets-off-global-ripple-effects-11613730601

 

Hackers Are Hiding Malware Inside Fake Call of Duty: Warzone Cheats to Target Gamers

https://gizmodo.com/hackers-are-hiding-malware-inside-fake-call-of-duty-wa-1846592851

 

Siri will no longer have a female voice by default — here's why

Hey Siri, you're getting new voices!

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/siri-will-no-longer-have-a-female-voice-by-default-heres-why

 

Cring Ransomware Used in Attacks on European Industrial Firms

Attackers exploited a vulnerability in Fortigate VPN servers to gain access to target networks, researchers report 

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/cring-ransomware-used-in-attacks-on-european-industrial-firms/d/d-id/1340611

 

The one shortage no one is talking about

https://www.komando.com/episode/the-one-shortage-no-one-is-talking-about/785014/

 

How to Find Online Coupon Codes

Bookmark these sites and install these browser extensions for one-click savings across the web 

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-find-online-coupon-codes

 

Google brings back the compass widget to Maps on Android

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-maps-android-compass-155655400.html

 

How to quickly find Wi-Fi password on Windows 10

Can't remember your Wi-Fi password? Here are two easy ways to find it on Windows 10 

https://pureinfotech.com/find-wifi-password-windows-10/

 

Microsoft could move third-party drivers to a new folder in Windows 10 soon

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/31/microsoft-could-move-third-party-drivers-to-a-new-folder-in-windows-10-soon/

 

Why Does Windows Become Unresponsive? 8 Common Reasons

Here are the most common reasons why your Windows PC becomes unresponsive so you can identify and fix these issues.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-common-reasons-why-your-system-is-irresponsive-how-to-solve-them/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Intel Core i9-11900K CPU spotted overclocked to a massive 7GHz

Rocket Lake is already flying in pre-release overclocks

https://www.techradar.com/news/intel-core-i9-11900k-cpu-spotted-overclocked-to-a-massive-7ghz

 

WFH appeals to retirees and many have applied for remote positions, according to a survey

The findings detail workforce sentiments about returning to the office, telecommuter productivity, pandemic-related impacts on job satisfaction and more.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/wfh-appeals-to-retirees-and-many-have-applied-for-remote-positions-according-to-a-survey/

 

Microsoft Teams live events are about to be easier to manage

You'll soon be able to pop out Teams live events into a separate window 

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-teams-live-events-are-about-be-easier-manage

 

How to Use Google Authenticator on a Windows PC

https://www.maketecheasier.com/google-authenticator-windows/

 

Facebook attributes 533 million users' data leak to "scraping" not hacking

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/facebook-attributes-533-million-users-data-leak-to-scraping-not-hacking/

 

How to Reset Windows Update in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/24742-reset-windows-update-windows-10-a.html

 

The Morning After: LG quits the smartphone race

And how to detect airborne DNA 

https://www.engadget.com/the-morning-after-lg-no-more-phones-113033821.html

 

Google Chrome 87 Now Available with Major New Features

Google Chrome remains the world’s number one browser, both on the desktop and on mobile, and the parent company keeps rolling out more and more major updates that further refine the experience with the app.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/google-chrome-87-now-available-with-major-new-features-531561.shtml

 

Even LinkedIn is making a Clubhouse clone

Practically full circle

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/30/22359332/linkedin-clubhouse-clone-social-audio-networking-room

 

Apple Watch 7: Release date, price, features and leaks

All the Apple Watch 7 features we expect to see

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/apple-watch-7-rumors-everything-we-know-so-far

 

Why boards of private businesses must prioritize cybersecurity

https://www.bworldonline.com/why-boards-of-private-businesses-must-prioritize-cybersecurity/

 

Say Goodbye to Painful Neck Strain With Belkin's New Face-Tracking iPhone Stand That Always Points at Yo

https://gizmodo.com/say-goodbye-to-painful-neck-strain-with-belkins-new-fac-1846589361

 

MSI unveils Summit E13 Flip Evo and Summit E16 Flip — its first 2-in-1 laptops

MSI is flipping out some stylish machines

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/msi-unveils-summit-e13-flip-evo-and-summit-e16-flip-its-first-2-in-1-laptops

 

Voice-Changing Software Found on APT Attackers' Server

Security researchers believe the presence of Morph Vox Pro could indicate APT-C-23 has new plans for their phishing campaigns.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/voice-changing-software-found-on-apt-attackers-server/d/d-id/1340618

 

How to remove your home from Google Street View

https://www.komando.com/episode/how-to-remove-your-home-from-google-street-view/785006/

 

Two-Factor Authentication: Who Has It and How to Set It Up

Don't let scammers get their hands on your sensitive information. Here's how to secure your online accounts—from Amazon and Google to Twitter and WhatsApp—with two-factor authentication (2FA).

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/two-factor-authentication-who-has-it-and-how-to-set-it-up

 

Russia now requires all smartphones and devices in the country to have Russian software preinstalled

https://www.yahoo.com/news/russia-now-requires-smartphones-devices-094339344.html

 

How to change Wi-Fi network password on router or access point

Yes, you can change the current Wi-Fi password to keep your network secure, and here's how to do it on a router or access point.

https://pureinfotech.com/change-wifi-network-password-router-access-point/

 

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

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/29/microsoft-will-remove-the-paint-3d-menu-item-as-well-in-future-versions-of-windows-10/

 

5 Free Email Tools to Clean Your Inbox and Make Gmail Better

Want to get the most out of Gmail? Use these free apps and browser extensions to declutter your inbox and improve your email experience. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/free-email-tools-to-clean-inbox-make-gmail-better/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

This cloud storage giant was accidentally sharing a bunch of data with Facebook

Misconfigured tracking code led to metadata being shared with Facebook

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-cloud-storage-giant-was-accidentally-sharing-a-bunch-of-data-with-facebook

 

How to blur your background in a Zoom call

This simple Zoom trick can protect your privacy or hide a messy room from coworkers during your next video conferencing call.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-blur-your-background-in-a-zoom-call/

 

Samsung FIT Plus USB 3.1 flash drive review: A low-profile 'plug-n-go' speed demon

You can pop this speedy little flash drive in your laptop and forget about it.

https://www.windowscentral.com/samsung-fit-plus-usb-flash-drive-review

 

How to Check for Ports in Use in Windows 10

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

 

Windows XP makes ransomware gangs work harder for their money

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/windows-xp-makes-ransomware-gangs-work-harder-for-their-money/

 

List of Shortcuts to Directly Open Pages in Settings in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/78214-settings-pages-list-uri-shortcuts-windows-10-a.html

 

Personal data for 533 million Facebook users leaks on the web

It had been circulating privately since January.

https://www.engadget.com/facebook-533-million-user-personal-data-leak-180156777.html

 

Microsoft Safety Scanner

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

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Microsoft-Safety-Scanner.shtml

 

Apple supplier Foxconn warns that component shortages will last until 2022

The tech manufacturer expects to miss some orders

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/30/22358256/apple-supplier-foxconn-parts-shortages-chips-2022

 

Android 12 release date, beta and all the new features

A new version of Android is just around the corner — here’s what we know about Android 12

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/android-12-release-date-beta-features

 

Why America would not survive a real first strike cyberattack today

https://thehill.com/opinion/cybersecurity/539826-we-would-not-survive-true-first-strike-cyberattack

 

Biden Floats Plan to Bring Broadband to All Americans

https://gizmodo.com/biden-floats-plan-to-bring-broadband-to-all-americans-1846589551

 

MagSafe fakes can save you money on these iPhone 12 accessories — are they worth it?

Do these fake MagSafe products hold up to Apple's own accessories?

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/magsafe-fakes-can-save-you-money-on-these-iphone-12-accessories-are-they-worth-it

 

Microsoft Teams, Exchange Server, Windows 10 Hacked in Pwn2Own 2021

The 2021 Pwn2Own is among the largest in its history, with 23 separate entries targeting 10 products.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/microsoft-teams-exchange-server-windows-10-hacked-in-pwn2own-2021/d/d-id/1340601

 

True or False: The more megapixels, the better

https://www.komando.com/episode/true-or-false-the-more-megapixels-on-smartphones-the-better/784981/

 

How to Use a Random Password Generator

Just about every password manager includes a component to generate random, unguessable passwords for you, but not all of them are created equal. Understanding the differences can help you make an informed choice.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-use-a-random-password-generator

 

Belkin's new MagSafe-compatible products include a face-tracking iPhone mount

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/belkin-magnetic-accessories-iphone-12-120529257.html

 

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

https://pureinfotech.com/setup-live-caption-google-chrome/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

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

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/26/microsoft-edge-91-will-be-the-first-to-support-syncing-on-linux/

 

Instapaper vs. Pocket: Which Read-It-Later App Should You Use?

Instapaper and Pocket are two popular "read it later" apps. But which one should you pick? Let's pitch them together and find out. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/instapaper-vs-pocket-read-it-later-app-should-you-use/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Intel accidentally leaks specs of its upcoming Xe HPG graphics cards

https://www.techradar.com/news/intel-accidentally-leaks-specs-of-its-upcoming-xe-hpg-graphics-cards

 

How to blur your background in Google Meet

Everything from cores to memory speed posted on Intel's site

https://www.techradar.com/news/intel-accidentally-leaks-specs-of-its-upcoming-xe-hpg-graphics-cards

 

How to blur your background in Google Meet

Maintain your work-from-home privacy during Google Meet calls by hiding the room behind you in a few easy steps.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-blur-your-background-in-google-meet/

 

Microsoft Teams will copy Zoom to make it easier to join meetings

Teams will soon let you jump into a meeting using a code, just like Zoom.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-teams-will-copy-zoom-make-it-easier-join-meetings

 

How Much Storage Do you Need on Mac?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/mac-storage-do-you-need/

 

New Microsoft Edge grew 1,300% this year, overtaking Firefox

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/new-microsoft-edge-grew-1-300-percent-this-year-overtaking-firefox/

 

How to Enable or Disable Always Boot to Advanced Startup Settings in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/43450-enable-always-boot-advanced-startup-settings-windows-10-a.html

 

Pinterest is reportedly in talks to acquire VSCO

VSCO's social service doesn't include likes or follower counts 

https://www.engadget.com/vsco-pinterest-014258107.html

 

SingleFile for Firefox

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

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

 

The FTC is letting Qualcomm off the hook with a tortured statement

Yep, the FTC lost all right

https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2021/3/30/22357579/ftc-qualcomm-supreme-court-appeal-antitrust

 

PS5 and Xbox Series X stock disaster — blame these $1 parts

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/ps5-and-xbox-series-x-stock-disaster-blame-these-dollar1-parts

 

Chinese spyware code was copied from America's NSA: researchers

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-china-idUSKBN2AM11R

 

You'll Soon Be Able to Use a Covid-19 Digital Travel Pass App to Fly

https://gizmodo.com/youll-soon-be-able-to-use-a-covid-19-digital-travel-pas-1846590563

 

Apple, HP and several tech giants plan to fight against 'right to repair' bill

Right To Repair bill faces a battle from Tech Giants

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/apple-hp-and-several-tech-giants-plan-to-fight-against-right-to-repair-bill

 

Crime Service Gives Firms Another Reason to Purge Macros

Recent Trickbot campaigns and at least three common banking Trojans all attempt to infect systems using malicious macros in Microsoft Office documents created using EtterSilent.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/crime-service-gives-firms-another-reason-to-purge-macros/d/d-id/1340595

 

3 things you should never Google

https://www.komando.com/episode/3-things-you-should-never-google/784853/

 

Device Connecting to the Wrong Wi-Fi Network? How to Change Its Connection Priority

If your laptop or phone is ignoring your preferred network, and sticking to a weak one, here's how to adjust the connection priority in your device's Wi-Fi settings.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/device-connecting-to-wrong-wifi-network-how-to-change-connection-priority

 

Researchers made a robot that could find your lost keys — Strictly Robots

https://www.yahoo.com/news/researchers-made-robot-could-lost-175502995.html

 

Whistleblower: Ubiquiti Breach “Catastrophic”

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/03/whistleblower-ubiquiti-breach-catastrophic/

 

New MacBooks Powered by Apple’s M2 Chip Coming This Year: Report

https://petapixel.com/2021/04/05/new-macbooks-powered-by-apples-m2-chip-coming-this-year-report/

 

Browsing Options

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Issues/2020/237/Waterfox/(tagID)/340

 

Ring unveils the Floodlight Cam Wired Pro, with radar-powered bird’s-eye view

Ring’s radar feature is coming to its latest wired floodlight cam, while the new Video Doorbell 4 will get a color pre-roll mode.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3614179/ring-unveils-floodlight-cam-wired-pro.html

 

How to use the Linux grep command

Learn the basics on searching for info in your files, then download our cheat sheet for a quick reference guide to grep and regex.

https://opensource.com/article/21/3/grep-cheat-sheet?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=weekly&sc_cid=7013a000002vwf6AAA

 

Isn’t Storing Your Passwords In One Place a Security Risk?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGwgIC7ItUo

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Google just quietly set the stage for a Chrome OS explosion

A subtle-seeming Google purchase paves the way for a dramatic expansion of Chrome OS's reach — and a dramatic reimagining of what a Chromebook even is 

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3600839/google-chrome-os-explosion.html?utm_campaign=welcome_drip&utm_medium=push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Likely Legal, ‘Vaccine Passports’ Emerge as the Next Coronavirus Divide

Businesses and universities want fast, easy ways to see if students and customers are vaccinated, but conservative politicians have turned “vaccine passports” into a cultural flash point 

https://tinyurl.com/su5k724 

   

How to find out in 10 seconds whether your phone number was leaked in the giant Facebook breach that exposed the data of 533 million users

https://news.yahoo.com/10-seconds-whether-phone-number-121756861.html

 

What’s the Best Way to Buy a Vintage Computer?

https://www.howtogeek.com/719443/whats-the-best-way-to-buy-a-vintage-computer/

 

US ramps up efforts to establish 6G leadership

Industry body appoints leaders and begins work on roadmap

https://www.techradar.com/news/us-ramps-up-efforts-to-establish-6g-leadership

 

How to Connect Your PC to Any Wi-Fi Network

Can't get online? There might be a problem with your PC. Here's how to connect your PC to any wireless network. '

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-connect-computer-to-wifi/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Restrict the mouse cursor to a specific part of the screen or a window with Lock Cursor Tools

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/04/05/restrict-the-mouse-cursor-to-a-specific-part-of-the-screen-or-a-window-with-lock-cursor-tools/

 

How to Fix the “No Space Left on Device” Error on Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-linux-no-space-left-on-device-error/

 

How to use content themes and styles in Microsoft Word

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-content-themes-and-styles-microsoft-word

 

Brave browser: How to create web apps

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/brave-browser-how-to-create-web-apps/

 

How to check if your info was exposed in the Facebook data leak

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/how-to-check-if-your-info-was-exposed-in-the-facebook-data-leak/

 

Hacker Recycles Data on Half a Billion Facebook Users

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Hacker-Recycles-Data-on-Half-a-Billion-Facebook-Users-87084.html

 

How to Free Up Drive Space in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/83441-free-up-drive-space-windows-10-a.html

 

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 

https://pureinfotech.com/set-different-background-virtual-desktop-windows-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Apple Releases Emergency iPhone Update to Fix Flaw Exploited in the Wild

Apple has released iOS 14.4.2 to all supported iPhones out there, with the company explaining in the release notes that it includes “important security updates and is recommended for all users.”

https://news.softpedia.com/news/apple-releases-emergency-iphone-update-to-fix-flaw-exploited-in-the-wild-532530.shtml

 

12 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do in Firefox

https://gizmodo.com/12-things-you-didnt-know-you-could-do-in-firefox-1846585574

 

Gmail just got a big upgrade that can save you time — here’s how to turn it on

Google Chat is now available directly in Gmail

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-chat-gmail-integration

 

New 'LazyScripter' Hacking Group Targets Airlines

https://www.securityweek.com/new-lazyscripter-hacking-group-targets-airlines

 

Windows 10 21H1 Spring Update: Not Much to See

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10920/windows-10-21h1-spring-update-not-much-see

 

Chromebook bug could reveal location history from Guest mode

Physical access to the device is required

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/30/22358763/chromebook-wifi-log-access-guest-mode-location-chrome-os

 

iPhone 13 will feature the same wide-angle camera lens as iPhone 12 (report)

Analyst suggests iPhone 13 models will see ultra-wide lens improvements instead

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/iphone-13-will-feature-the-same-wide-angle-camera-lens-as-iphone-12-report

 

LinkedIn Phishing Ramps Up With More-Targeted Attacks

Seeking to take advantage of out-of-work users, malware groups continue to use LinkedIn and business services to offer fictional jobs and deliver infections instead.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/linkedin-phishing-ramps-up-with-more-targeted-attacks/d/d-id/1340590

 

What to do if your iCloud or Google storage is full

https://www.komando.com/technology/clear-up-storage/785026/

 

How to Play Games, Watch Videos in HDR on Windows 10

Windows 10 is compatible with HDR, but it doesn't work as well as it should yet. Here's everything you need and all the settings you should adjust to get HDR working 

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-play-games-watch-videos-in-hdr-on-windows-10

 

Google will reportedly use its own chip in the Pixel 6

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-silicon-whitechapel-pixel-6-170200955.html

 

How to Use the LEN Function in Microsoft Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/716615/how-to-use-the-len-function-in-microsoft-excel/

 

Google wants to get digital keys and mobile IDs working on Android

A coalition is already working to offer integrable solutions to OEMs

https://www.techradar.com/news/google-wants-to-get-digital-keys-and-mobile-ids-working-on-android

 

5 Ways Cybercriminals Target Children Online

Kids can be targeted online, so how can you protect them from cybercriminals? 

https://www.makeuseof.com/cybercriminals-target-children-online/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Update woes that never end: Microsoft halts Patch of a Patch of a Patch rollout to fix printing issues

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/21/update-woes-that-never-end-microsoft-halts-patch-of-a-patch-of-a-patch-rollout-to-fix-printing-issues/

 

How to Save a Route on Google Maps

https://www.maketecheasier.com/save-route-on-google-maps/

 

NVIDIA brings official RTX Voice support to GTX GPUs

RTX Voice doesn't need the RTX in its name anymore 

https://www.windowscentral.com/nvidia-brings-official-rtx-voice-support-gtx-gpus

 

Windows 10: How to improve network performance by flushing the DNS cache

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/windows-10-how-to-improve-network-performance-by-flushing-the-dns-cache/

 

Windows 10 ISO installs may fail to replace Microsoft Edge Legacy

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-iso-installs-may-fail-to-replace-microsoft-edge-legacy/

 

Consumer Password Hassles Linked to Lost Revenue

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Consumer-Password-Hassles-Linked-to-Lost-Revenue-87080.html

 

How to Enable or Disable Shopping in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/167851-how-enable-disable-shopping-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

How to use Math Solver on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge now helps you to solve mathematical problems with detailed instructions so you can learn to solve them without leaving the tab.

https://pureinfotech.com/use-math-solver-microsoft-edge/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Microsoft Could Take Over Discord as Soon as April

Rumor has it that Microsoft is interested in taking over Discord, and according to people familiar with the matter, the Redmond-based tech giant is competing against other tech companies also interested in a deal.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-could-take-over-discord-as-soon-as-april-532524.shtml

 

Facebook Lets Users Restrict Commenting to a Small Circle of Friends

https://gizmodo.com/facebook-lets-users-restrict-commenting-to-a-small-circ-1846588747

 

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

Browser flaw seems to be under active exploitation

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphones-under-attack-via-zero-day-flaw-what-to-do-now

 

Cybercrime groups are selling their hacking skills. Some countries are buying

Nation-state hacking groups don't need to do the work themselves anymore: they can hire criminal gangs to breach targets for them - with the added bonus that it's harder to trace the attack back to them, say researchers 

https://www.zdnet.com/article/cybercrime-groups-are-selling-their-hacking-skills-some-countries-are-buying/

 

Smartphone Not a Phone, Claims Samsung

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10918/smartphone-not-phone-claims-samsung

 

Amazon is reportedly working on custom networking chips

Amazon’s custom silicon, moving its packets

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2021/3/30/22358633/amazon-reportedly-custom-network-switch-silicon-aws

 

Bitcoin scam app on Apple's App Store dupes user into forking over $600,000

The fake Bitcoin app raises concerns over Apple's App Store security.

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/bitcoin-scam-app-on-apples-app-store-dupes-user-into-forking-over-dollar600000

 

Kaspersky Uncovers New APAC Cyberespionage Campaign

A group related to Chinese-speaking threat group Cycldek is targeting government and military organizations in Vietnam 

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/kaspersky-uncovers-new-apac-cyberespionage-campaign/d/d-id/1340588

 

Photography tip: 7 ways to take better photos

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/photo-tip-take-better-photos/785089/

 

Belkin's Magnetic iPhone 12 Mount Rotates to Track Your Face

The MagSafe-compatible stand requires an iOS app to handle face tracking and rotation 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/belkins-magnetic-iphone-12-mount-rotates-to-track-your-face

 

How to transfer photos from your iPhone to a Mac or PC

https://www.yahoo.com/news/transfer-photos-iphone-mac-computer-175000574.html

 

Where Is the Music Folder on a Mac?

https://www.howtogeek.com/714402/where-is-the-music-folder-on-a-mac/

 

Do we have video fatigue or are we just tired of meetings?

At this stage of the pandemic, video fatigue is a cause for concern

https://www.techradar.com/news/do-we-have-video-fatigue-or-are-we-just-tired-of-meetings

 

6 Easy Ways to Create a ZIP File on Windows 10

Want to make a ZIP file on Windows 10? Here are the easiest ways to do it.

https://www.makeuseof.com/easy-ways-create-zip-file-windows-10/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Microsoft releases second update to fix printing issues on Windows 10

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/19/microsoft-releases-second-update-to-fix-printing-issues-on-windows-10/

 

SlideUpLift Review: Give All Your Presentations a Lift

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

 

How to transfer data from an old PC to a new PC

Don't leave any data behind when you crack open a brand new laptop 

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-transfer-your-data-old-pc-new-pc

 

Chrome OS: How to use the tab manager

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/chrome-os-how-to-use-the-tab-manager/

 

Insurance giant CNA hit by new Phoenix CryptoLocker ransomware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/insurance-giant-cna-hit-by-new-phoenix-cryptolocker-ransomware/

 

Tech Think Tank Calls for $40B Reverse Auction to Boost Rural Broadband

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Tech-Think-Tank-Calls-for-40B-Reverse-Auction-to-Boost-Rural-Broadband-87067.html

 

How to Enable or Disable OneDrive Integration in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/16278-enable-disable-onedrive-integration.html

 

How to map network drive on Windows 10

You can quickly map a shared folder as a network drive for faster after to files stored on another computer, and here's how to do it 

https://pureinfotech.com/map-network-drive-windows-10/?

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New Windows Feature Experience Pack Now Available for Download

Microsoft has released a new Windows Feature Experience Pack for users enrolled in the Windows Insider program in the Beta and Release Preview Channels.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/new-windows-feature-experience-pack-now-available-for-download-532523.shtml

 

Chinese Police Bust Alleged $76 Million Video Game Cheating Ring, Seize Millions in Assets

https://gizmodo.com/chinese-police-bust-alleged-76-million-video-game-chea-1846586125

 

The Apple Watch has a new medical ability, study reveals

Apple Watch can accurately assess 'frailty'

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/the-apple-watch-has-a-new-medical-ability-study-reveals

 

[Heads Up] New Ryuk Ransomware Strain Now Worms Itself To All Your Windows LAN Devices

https://blog.knowbe4.com/heads-up-new-ryuk-ransomware-strain-now-worms-itself-to-all-your-windows-lan-devices

 

US to Spend $100B to Expand Broadband

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10919/us-spend-100b-expand-broadband

 

Verizon says it will shut down its 3G network — for real this time — on December 31st, 2022

The network has been living on borrowed time since 201 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/30/22358628/verizon-3g-cdma-shutdown-date-2022

 

Best cheap gaming monitor deals in April 2021

The best cheap gaming monitor deals right now

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/best-cheap-gaming-monitor-deals

 

Hackers Demand $40M in Ransom From Florida School District

District officials say they have no intention of paying the ransom

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/hackers-demand-$40m-in-ransom-from-florida-school-district/d/d-id/1340580

 

Use a Roku? Watch out for this sneaky tech support scam

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/roku-tech-support-scam/785069/

 

Microsoft Pulls the Plug on Cortana Android and iOS Apps

The virtual assistant lasted six years on mobile devices, but failed to gain the popularity of Assistant or Siri.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-pulls-the-plug-on-cortana-android-and-ios-apps

 

I Solved All the Most Common Wi-Fi Problems on a Budget

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/solved-most-common-wi-fi-133053631.html

 

How to Set a Default Kindle Device or App for Amazon E-books

https://www.howtogeek.com/717557/how-to-set-a-default-kindle-device-or-app-for-amazon-ebooks/

 

LG has officially quit making phones – here's what's next

The focus will be 6G, EVs, IoT and B2B Solutions, according to LG

https://www.techradar.com/news/lg-has-officially-quit-making-phones-heres-whats-next

 

The 7 Best Wired iPhone Headphones With Lightning Cable

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-wired-iphone-headphones/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

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

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/18/report-still-printing-issues-after-installation-of-out-of-bands-patch-for-windows-10/

 

Ajazz K620T 62 Keys Mechanical Keyboard Review

An affordable and highly-functional portable mechanical keyboar 

https://www.maketecheasier.com/review/ajazz-k620t-mechanical-keyboard-review/

 

Microsoft Teams now lets you download an attendance report after a meeting

You can now download attendance reports after a Microsoft Teams meeting ends 

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-teams-now-lets-you-download-attendance-report-after-meeting

 

Education tech investments boom in 2020 focused on AI solutions

Commentary: Investors are betting that new, AI-driven approaches to education will persist after the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/education-tech-investments-boom-in-2020-focused-on-ai-solutions/

 

Global Accellion data breaches linked to Clop ransomware gang

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/global-accellion-data-breaches-linked-to-clop-ransomware-gang/

 

Fraud Awareness Kit Puts Businesses on Notice: It's Tax Scam Season

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Fraud-Awareness-Kit-Puts-Businesses-on-Notice-Its-Tax-Scam-Season-87086.html

 

How to Sync Any Folder to OneDrive in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/92892-sync-any-folder-onedrive-windows-10-a.html

 

How to create local account on Windows 10

Learn the steps to add a new local account on Windows 10 without having to delete or change your current Microsoft account using the Settings app or Command Prompt.

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

 

Microsoft Promises Performance Boost for Teams on Mac

Microsoft has recently confirmed that it’s working on boosting the performance of its Microsoft Teams desktop client on Macs, but further specifics haven’t been shared.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-promises-performance-boost-for-teams-on-mac-532522.shtml

 

LinkedIn Also Has a Clubhouse Rival in the Works Now

https://gizmodo.com/linkedin-also-has-a-clubhouse-rival-in-the-works-now-1846586969

 

This Android update is really nasty spyware — what you need to know

Sophisticated Android spyware masquerades as a system update

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/this-android-update-is-really-nasty-spyware-what-you-need-to-know

 

New scary good deepfake videos of Tom Cruise show the threat to society is very real

https://blog.knowbe4.com/new-scary-good-deepfake-videos-of-tom-cruise-show-the-threat-to-society-is-very-real

 

Optional Windows Update Fixes Host Of Problems

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10917/optional-windows-update-fixes-host-problems

 

Arm’s first new architecture in a decade is designed for security and AI

And it promises double-digit CPU performance increase 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/30/22357951/arm-armv9-architecture-security-artificial-intelligence-performance

 

Why you should be careful about which apps access your webcam

Think twice before you give that app access to your webcam

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/why-you-should-be-careful-about-which-apps-access-your-webcam

 

College Students Targeted in Newest IRS Scam

The Internal Revenue Service warns of fraudulent emails sent to .edu addresses 

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/college-students-targeted-in-newest-irs-scam/d/d-id/1340558

 

Expect even more robocalls soon. Here’s why

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/expect-even-more-robocalls/785004/

 

iOS 14.5 Will Recalibrate the iPhone 11 Battery Health Reporting System

The process takes a few weeks and either fixes the reporting faults or tells you to claim a free battery replacement 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/ios-145-will-recalibrate-the-iphone-11-battery-health-reporting-system

 

Dish blasts T-Mobile for plans to shut down network Dish's customers still use

https://www.yahoo.com/news/dish-blasts-t-mobile-plans-175438367.html

 

Bogus FedEx and DHL Phishbait

https://blog.knowbe4.com/bogus-fedex-and-dhl-phishbait

 

Speak Freely

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Issues/2021/242/MOFO-Linux/(tagID)/340

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFqSE4mpkXY

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The National Weather Service’s Digital Infrastructure Is Setting Us Up for Disaster

https://earther.gizmodo.com/the-national-weather-service-s-digital-infrastructure-i-1846584558

 

Large Florida school district hit by ransomware attack

https://www.yahoo.com/news/large-florida-school-district-hit-193241008.html

 

How to Reinstall Missing or Deleted Built-in iPhone Apps

https://www.howtogeek.com/712152/how-to-reinstall-missing-or-deleted-built-in-iphone-apps/

 

Police say they found mafia fugitive on YouTube, posting cooking tutorials

Fugitive hid face on cooking videos but was IDed by his tattoos, reports say 

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/03/alleged-mafia-fugitive-posted-cooking-videos-to-youtube-leading-to-arrest/

 

9 Ways Your Account Can Be Compromised, Even with a Super-strong Password

There’s more to security than 2cbMM8DS7Dwg3FWMVuSv

Strong passwords are important, but they don't protect you from everything. I'll look at other ways your account can be compromised.

https://askleo.com/9_ways_your_account_can_be_compromised_even_with_a_superstrong_password/

 

5 Linux Distros You Can Install in Windows Subsystem for Linux

Want to run Linux on Windows? These five Linux distros are available from the Microsoft Store for Windows Subsystem for Linux 

https://www.makeuseof.com/linux-distros-for-windows-subsystem-for-linux/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Apple switches off the ‘open web’ by making it better

Apple has begun rejecting apps that ignore its new App Tracking Transparency policy as it steams toward launch of iOS 14.5.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3614148/apple-switches-off-the-open-web-by-making-it-better.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Evil Corp switches to Hades ransomware to evade sanctions

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/evil-corp-switches-to-hades-ransomware-to-evade-sanctions/

 

Zoom says video meetings will be a core part of the 'new normal'

Zoom is offering the video component of its platform as 'infrastructure,' upon which developers can build their own enterprise applications.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/zoom-says-video-meetings-will-be-a-core-part-of-the-new-normal/

 

Taking action against online tribalism

https://blog.avast.com/tackling-online-tribalism-avast

 

How to Insert and Update Dates in a Word document using the Date and Time feature

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/insert-and-update-dates-in-a-word

 

AT&T Believes 10Mbps Upload Ought to Be Enough for Everybody

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/321341-att-believes-10mbps-upload-ought-to-be-enough-for-everybody

 

How to Synchronize Clock with an Internet Time Server in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6410-synchronize-clock-internet-time-server-windows-10-a.html

 

How to check for compromised passwords on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge has a password monitor feature to help you protect your online credentials, and here's how to use it 

https://pureinfotech.com/check-compromised-passwords-microsoft-edge/utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

User Fed Up With Noisy Fan on Intel MacBook Pro Adds Water Cooling, Sees Major Performance Boost

https://wccftech.com/user-fed-up-with-noisy-fan-on-intel-macbook-pro-adds-water-cooling-sees-major-performance-boost/

 

Raspberry Pi Imager update to v1.6

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-imager-update-to-v1-6/

 

Apple could kill 13-inch MacBook Pro models to make way for something bigger

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/apple-could-kill-13-inch-macbook-pro-models-to-make-way-for-something-bigger

 

Inkjet vs Laser Printers

Discover which type of printer is best for your needs

https://www.lifewire.com/inkjet-vs-laser-printers-4777645

 

Verizon is finally following through on its promise to kill 3G

https://bgr.com/2021/03/30/verizon-3g-network-shutdown-date-2022/

 

Clubhouse’s new direct payments let you toss a coin to creators, and they get 100 percent

Receiving payments is rolling out in waves, however

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/5/22368929/clubhouse-direct-payments-creators-stripe

 

Apple just made it way easier to get broken devices repaired

Repair shops in more than 200 countries to get access to genuine Apple parts.

https://www.macworld.com/article/233214/apple-independent-repair-provider-program-global-expansion-200-countries.html

 

Google will reportedly use its own chip in the Pixel 6

The SoC, codenamed Whitechapel, may arrive this fall.

https://www.engadget.com/google-silicon-whitechapel-pixel-6-170200955.html

 

Was your Facebook hacked? Here’s how to check the 533 million exposed records

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/massive-facebook-data-breach/785023/

 

Feds Charge 22-Year-Old for Hacking Kansas Water Supplier

The indictment says Wyatt Travnichek worked at the Ellsworth County rural water district months before allegedly carrying out the hack.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/feds-charge-22-year-old-for-hacking-kansas-water-supplier

 

Apple Rolls Out Another Update To Fix 'Actively Exploited' WebKit Vulnerability In iPhone, iPad, and Watch Devices

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-rolls-another-fix-actively-032630462.html

 

How to Use Vertical Tabs in Microsoft Edge

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

 

Intel 11th-generation Rocket Lake-S gaming CPUs did not impress us

Rocket Lake-S doesn't look like a very compelling gen-on-gen upgrade.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/03/intel-11th-generation-rocket-lake-s-gaming-cpus-did-not-impress-us/

 

Are Longer Passwords Better, Even If They’re Simpler?

When it comes to passwords, size really does matter

A longer password of repeating characters is more secure than a short complicated password -- but there's more to security than cracking.

https://askleo.com/are-longer-passwords-better/

 

Study: Facebook Users Find Fake News More Engaging Than Facts

Despite Facebook's efforts to minimize fake news on its platform, users interact with it far more than fact-based reports.

https://www.makeuseof.com/fb-fake-news-over-facts/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

14 ways to speed up Windows 10

If you want to optimize Windows 10, take a few minutes to try out these tips to speed up your PC and make it less prone to performance and system issues.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3029168/14-ways-to-speed-up-windows-10.html?utm_campaign=welcome_drip&utm_medium=push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

QNAP warns of ongoing brute-force attacks against NAS devices

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/qnap-warns-of-ongoing-brute-force-attacks-against-nas-devices/

 

The best virtual backgrounds to use on Zoom or Teams for your next business meeting

Don't settle for a boring scene of your home office during an online Zoom meeting. Opt for a virtual background instead.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-best-virtual-backgrounds-to-use-on-zoom-for-your-next-business-meeting/

 

Happy Ransomware Protection Day (AKA World Backup Day)

https://blog.avast.com/world-backup-day-avast

 

How to change the default Zoom level in Microsoft PowerPoint

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/change-zoom-level-in-powerpoint

 

Intel’s Rocket Lake Roars to Life

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/321350-intels-rocket-lake-roars-to-life

 

How to Find and Save Windows Spotlight Background Images in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/38717-find-save-windows-spotlight-background-images-windows-10-a.html

 

How to change Wi-Fi network password on router or access point

Yes, you can change the current Wi-Fi password to keep your network secure, and here's how to do it on a router or access point 

https://pureinfotech.com/change-wifi-network-password-router-access-point/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Apple CEO Tim Cook hopes Parler returns to App Store

Tech chief says app needs 'moderation that’s required to be on the store'

https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/apple-tim-cook-parler-app-store

 

How to add Ethernet to Raspberry Pi Pico

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/how-to-add-ethernet-to-raspberry-pi-pico/

 

The best refurbished laptop deals in April 2021

Save big with a refurb

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/best-refurbished-laptop-deals

 

Do We Need Net Neutrality? Experts Think So

It's the only thing keeping ISPs from controlling internet usage

https://www.lifewire.com/do-we-need-net-neutrality-experts-think-so-5118152

 

The Google Maps feature you use most just got a few exciting updates

https://bgr.com/2021/03/30/google-maps-features-ai-eco-friendly-navigation-live-view-indoors/

 

LG says some phones will get Android 12 updates, but we’re skeptical

Some phones may get an additional platform upgrade, but LG doesn’t have a great track record

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/5/22368129/lg-phones-android-12-update-security

 

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

 

MIT researchers use radio waves to help robots find hidden objects

Say hello to RF Grasp.

https://www.engadget.com/rf-grasp-robot-mit-164106487.html

 

Apple tip: How to record your phone screen

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/how-to-record-your-iphone-screen/784754/

 

Augmented Reality (AR) vs. Virtual Reality (VR): What's the Difference?

Curious about the difference between augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR)? From Pokemon Go to the Oculus Quest, we break it down for you

https://www.pcmag.com/news/augmented-reality-ar-vs-virtual-reality-vr-whats-the-difference

 

SolarWinds hackers reportedly accessed top DHS officials’ emails

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/7126bb00-5171-3a57-b0b5-febd3ea0d466/solarwinds-hackers-reportedly.html

 

What Is ProtonMail, and Why Is It More Private Than Gmail?

https://www.howtogeek.com/717470/what-is-protonmail-and-why-is-it-more-private-than-gmail/

 

Apple-funded Stanford study concludes Apple Watch can be used to measure frailty

Study contributes to Apple's messaging about the Watch's impact on health care.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/03/apple-watch-could-replace-in-clinic-tests-to-measure-frailty-study-says/

 

What’s a Disk Partition?

Yet another way of organizing data

Partitions allow a single physical disk drive to be treated as if it were multiple disks.

https://askleo.com/whats-a-disk-partition/

 

How Can You Use Notion? 8 Excellent Templates to Inspire You

The perfect Notion template can save you hours of work. Here are some Notion templates you can customize for your everyday needs. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-can-you-use-notion-templates-to-inspire/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Stuck on Windows 10 1909? Some workarounds on moving forward

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

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3611672/stuck-on-windows-10-1909-some-workarounds-on-moving-forward.html

 

Engineer reports data leak to nonprofit, hears from the police

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/engineer-reports-data-leak-to-nonprofit-hears-from-the-police/

 

REvil continues ransomware attack streak with takeover of laptop maker Acer

REvil previously infected the networks of Honda, the makers of Jack Daniels and a high-profile law firm representing Donald Trump.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/revil-continues-ransomware-attack-streak-with-takeover-of-laptop-maker-acer/

 

7 tech things you need to do when leaving an abusive relationship

https://blog.avast.com/prevent-stalkerware-in-ex-relationships-avast

 

How to enable Preload New Tab page feature on Microsoft Edge

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-preload-new-tab-page-on-edge

 

Boston Dynamics Unveils ‘Stretch’ Box Lifting Robot

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/321336-boston-dynamics-unveils-stretch-box-lifting-robot-warehouse-work

 

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 disable lock screen on Windows 10

You can always disable the lock screen for quick access to the sign-in screen, and here are two ways to complete the task.

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

 

New types of Android Auto apps will be in the Play Store soon

Navigation, parking, and electric charger apps for Auto can be published no 

https://www.androidpolice.com/2021/04/05/new-types-of-android-auto-apps-will-be-in-the-play-store-soon/

 

Supercomputing with Raspberry Pi | HackSpace 41

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/supercomputing-with-raspberry-pi-hackspace-41/

 

The best cheap iPad deals for April 2021

The best cheap iPad deals and sales

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/best-ipad-deals

 

Android 12 Could Prevent Apps From Spying on You, Experts Say

Privacy notifications are coming to Android later this year

https://www.lifewire.com/android-12-could-prevent-apps-from-spying-on-you-experts-say-5118130

 

This new Android malware is so devious

https://bgr.com/2021/03/29/android-malware-disguised-as-system-update/

 

Nvidia’s Resizable BAR frame rate boosts now available on all 30-series GPUs

You’ll need a compatible CPU, motherboard, and BIOS update 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/30/22357980/nvidia-resizable-bar-support-30-series-gpus-available-now

 

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

 

SolarWinds hack reportedly accessed emails for key DHS officials

Other important officials were also targets 

https://www.engadget.com/solarwinds-hack-email-homeland-security-officials-132329009.html

 

Google Maps’ new feature takes navigation to the next level (literally)

https://www.komando.com/downloads/google-maps-live-feature/784621/

 

Microsoft to Produce Military-Grade HoloLens for the US Army

Microsoft says the HoloLens project with the US Army will begin moving from the prototyping stages 'to production and rapid fielding. 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-to-produce-military-grade-hololens-for-the-us-army

 

Malicious software attacks ‘spiralling out of control’, report warns

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/b4923afe-5a4c-376b-b520-f2fd9a9d5fe4/malicious-software-attacks.html

 

Why Old Phones Don’t Work on Modern Cellular Networks

https://www.howtogeek.com/719574/why-old-phones-dont-work-on-modern-cellular-networks/

 

Parler: We warned the FBI more than 50 times before the Capitol riot

Company claims it warned FBI about violent posts before everything hit the fan 

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/03/parler-we-warned-the-fbi-more-than-50-times-before-the-capitol-riot/

 

Isn’t Storing Your Passwords In One Place a Security Risk?

It depends on the place

Yes, password managers put all your information in one place. It better be a very good place.

https://askleo.com/storing-your-passwords-in-one-place/

 

How to Enable DNS Over HTTPS in Your Browser

DNS over HTTPS is the next stage in online privacy - but how do you enable DoH in your browser? 

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-enable-dns-over-https-in-your-browser/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Microsoft, we need to have a talk

This time it's not us, it's you, Microsoft. Your patching process and flawed updates are still creating problems 

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3612430/microsoft-we-need-to-have-a-talk.html

 

Microsoft improves Windows Sandbox in latest Windows 10 build

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-improves-windows-sandbox-in-latest-windows-10-build/

 

How to do more advanced averaging in Excel

Averaging values in an Excel sheet is easy. But perhaps you want to ignore zeros or include multiple sheets. Knowing how each averaging function works is the key to choosing the right one.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-do-more-advanced-averaging-in-excel/

 

7 tips for women who want to get ahead in leadership

https://blog.avast.com/women-in-leadership-panel-avast

 

What is Identity_Helper.exe process in Windows 10 Task Manager?

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/what-is-identity_helper-exe-process

 

Boutique PC Builder Launches ‘No GPU’ Boxes to Cope With Video Card Shortage

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/321323-boutique-pc-builder-no-gpu-boxes-video-card-shortage

 

How to Flush DNS Resolver Cache in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/69623-flush-dns-resolver-cache-windows-10-a.html

 

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/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

OVER 100 CHROMEBOOK MODELS TO RECEIVE ANDROID 11 UPGRADE FOR A BETTER APP EXPERIENCE

https://chromeunboxed.com/android-11-upgrade-117-chromebooks

 

Raspberry Pi auto-uploads camera images with PiPhoto

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-auto-uploads-camera-images-with-piphoto/

 

Windows 10 update will help your device reach its full potential — here's how

Microsoft's new Windows 10 feature brings more customisation perks

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/windows-10-update-will-help-your-device-reach-its-full-potential-heres-how

 

Google Isn’t Done Tracking You Yet, Experts Say

Not quite the privacy move you might think

https://www.lifewire.com/google-isn-t-done-tracking-you-yet-experts-say-5115489

 

A massive hack that Google thwarted was actually a counterterrorism operation

https://bgr.com/2021/03/28/google-project-zero-iphone-android-hack-counterterrorism-western-ally/

 

Adobe’s new $14.99 iPad subscription bundles Photoshop, Illustrator, Fresco, and more

Plus 100GB of cloud storage

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/30/22358304/adobe-design-mobile-bundle-price-ipad-photoshop-illustrator-fresco

 

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

 

Apple Watch can monitor the frailty of cardiovascular patients at home

It could save patient the trouble of visiting the doctor 

https://www.engadget.com/apple-watch-frailty-detection-standard-213847653.html

 

These hilarious old photos show what people predicted the future would look like

https://www.komando.com/technology/future-tech-predictions/783924/

 

How to Protect Your Privacy in a Post-COVID World

Dr. Dawn Song, founder and CEO of privacy start-up Oasis Labs, says the current internet infrastructure is broken and that emerging technologies need to be in place for a post-pandemic future. 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/how-to-protect-your-privacy-in-a-post-covid-world

 

Google Maps is getting a major update that proves the app's future is about more than just navigation

https://www.yahoo.com/news/google-maps-getting-major-proves-100000094.html

 

Clubhouse Chats Are Breached, Raising Concerns Over Security

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-22/clubhouse-chats-are-breached-raising-concerns-over-security

 

Setting up Windows 10 for privacy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc9Zm-6TqLU

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Decoding Microsoft Defender’s hidden settings

Though many Windows 10 users opt for third-party antivirus protection, those who use Microsoft Defender may not be getting all of the protection they could. Here’s how to check your settings and what to change 

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3604651/decoding-windows-defender-s-hidden-settings.html?utm_campaign=welcome_drip&utm_medium=push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Personal Data Of 533 Million Facebook Users Reportedly Made Available Online For Free

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/personal-data-533-million-facebook-213149115.html

 

How to Get a Graphical Device Manager for Linux

https://www.howtogeek.com/716646/how-to-get-a-graphical-device-manager-for-linux/

 

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

https://lifehacker.com/this-might-be-the-only-youtube-browser-extension-youll-1846575110

 

New, critical vulnerability discovered that could let attackers gain entry to SolarWinds systems

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/new-critical-vulnerability-discovered-that-could-let-attackers-gain-entry-to-solarwinds-systems/

 

How to Change the Default Search Engine in Microsoft Edge (New & Old)

Probably the most common unwanted appearance of Bing 

It is possible to change the default search engine in Edge; it's just not obvious

https://askleo.com/change-the-search-engine-in-microsoft-edge/

 

Too many desktop eggs in one cloud basket?

The future of the desktop may be on the cloud, but that doesn't mean it's a great idea.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3612321/too-many-desktop-eggs-in-one-cloud-basket.html

 

How to Navigate through an Microsoft Excel Worksheet

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/navigating-in-excel-tutorial

 

Photos: The 82 coolest virtual backgrounds to use in Zoom or Teams meetings

https://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/photos-the-41-coolest-virtual-backgrounds-to-use-in-zoom-meetings/

 

Too many Gmail accounts? Try this desktop app to bring them all together

Kiwi for Gmail can help you sort your work and home life now that the two have collided for so many. Here's how https://www.cnet.com/how-to/too-many-gmail-accounts-try-this-desktop-app-to-bring-them-all-together/

 

Microsoft fixes Windows PSExec privilege elevation vulnerability

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-fixes-windows-psexec-privilege-elevation-vulnerability/

 

Factory recovery - Create a Custom Recovery Partition

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/106215-factory-recovery-create-custom-recovery-partition.html

 

Facebook to give users more control over what they see

Users will now be able to toggle between viewing algorithmically ranked content, the most recent posts and updates from their favorite friends and pages they follow.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/facebook-give-users-control-see-rcna560

 

AT&T lobbies against nationwide fiber, says 10Mbps uploads are good enough

AT&T admits fiber is most "future-proof" but wants US to fund slower networks 

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/03/att-lobbies-against-nationwide-fiber-says-10mbps-uploads-are-good-enough/

 

Creating an Immersive, Tailored Media Experience Through RDK-V

https://linuxinsider.com/story/creating-an-immersive-tailored-media-experience-through-rdk-v-87052.html

 

New 3D-Printed Antenna Can Harvest Power From 5G Signals

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/321316-new-3d-printed-antenna-can-harvest-power-from-5g-signals

 

North Korean .Gov Hackers Back With Fake Pen-Test Company

https://www.securityweek.com/north-korean-gov-hackers-back-fake-pen-test-company

 

The rise of ransomware as a service

https://blog.avast.com/ransomware-as-a-service-avast

 

Research shows US iPhone users spent an average of $138 on apps in 2020, 38% more than in 2019

https://9to5mac.com/2021/04/01/research-shows-us-iphone-users-spent-an-average-of-138-on-apps-in-2020-38-more-than-in-2019/#more-709169

 

Advice From Security Experts: How to Approach Security in the New Normal

Here are the biggest lessons they've learned after a year of work from home, and how they advise their counterparts at organizations to proceed as a result of those lessons.

https://www.darkreading.com/operations/advice-from-security-experts-how-to-approach-security-in-the-new-normal/a/d-id/1340505

 

Try this super useful iPhone trick you’re not using yet

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/back-tap-ios-14/784169/

 

Biden Seeks $100 Billion to Bring Fast, Affordable Broadband to All Americans

The White House wants to spend the money over eight years to bolster municipal ISPs and rural co-ops, where possible, instead of merely subsidizing corporate ISPs.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/biden-seeks-100-billion-to-bring-fast-affordable-broadband-to-all-americans

 

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

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

 

How to Securely Shop Online: 8 Tips to Protect Yourself

https://www.howtogeek.com/702286/how-to-securely-shop-online-8-tips-to-protect-yourself/

 

How to Find iOS 14's Hidden Code Scanner App

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-find-ios-14s-hidden-code-scanner-app-1846591791

 

Companies don’t bother to patch. Should MSPs cut them out of decision process?

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/patch-management/companies-dont-bother-to-patch-should-msps-cut-them-out-of-decision-process/

 

How Much Can I Trust Information on the Internet?

Consider the source. Always.

Information on the internet ranges from truth to fiction to intentional misinformation. It's important to develop a critical eye towards everything you read.

https://askleo.com/how-much-can-i-trust-information-on-the-internet/

 

Microsoft hands IT admins beefed-up Windows release health hub

The Windows release health dashboard, which the company previewed at its Ignite conference, details known issues and blockers affecting Windows 10 

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3613421/microsoft-hands-it-admins-beefed-up-windows-release-health-hub.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Best Free Audiobook Player for Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/best-free-audiobook-player-for-windows-10

 

Linux 101: How to create symbolic links

Symbolic links are a very important admin tool to use in Linux. Jack Wallen tells you why and how to create such links with ease.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-101-how-to-create-symbolic-links-in-linux/

 

Windows 10 troubleshooting: How to fix the most common annoyances

We've got solutions for a cursor moving on its own, uncontrollable scrolling, update issues and more Microsoft problems.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/windows-10-troubleshooting-how-to-fix-the-most-common-annoyances/

 

Google Chrome will use HTTPS as default navigation protocol

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-chrome-will-use-https-as-default-navigation-protocol/

 

How to Use SyncToy for Data Backups

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/151459-how-use-synctoy-data-backups.html

 

Tired of political text messages? A new 'score' might mean fewer

A possible crackdown by AT&T and T-Mobile is causing an uproar among progressive organizers, who say the system is ripe for abuse.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/tired-political-text-messages-new-score-might-mean-fewer-rcna455

 

Apple pushes iOS 14.4.2, iPadOS 14.4.2, and watchOS 7.3.3 to supported devices

There are no new features in these updates, just a security fix.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/03/apple-addresses-webkit-security-flaw-with-ios-and-ipados-14-4-2/

 

Trisquel Linux Wraps Polish and Productivity Into Four User Needs

https://linuxinsider.com/story/trisquel-linux-wraps-polish-and-productivity-into-four-user-needs-87046.html

 

Europe Plans 20,000 GPU Supercomputer to Create ‘Digital Twin’ of Earth

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/321284-europe-plans-20000-gpu-supercomputer-to-create-a-digital-twin-of-earth

 

Microsoft Wins $22 Billion Deal Making Headsets for US Army

https://www.securityweek.com/microsoft-wins-22-billion-deal-making-headsets-us-army

 

How fleeceware apps have earned over $400 million on Android and iOS

https://blog.avast.com/fleeceware-apps-on-mobile-app-stores-avast

 

App Store now rejecting apps using third-party SDKs that collect user data without consent

https://9to5mac.com/2021/04/01/app-store-now-rejecting-apps-using-third-party-sdks-that-collect-user-data-without-consent/#more-709131

 

Weakness in EDR Tools Lets Attackers Push Malware Past Them

A technique called hooking used by most endpoint detection and response products to monitor running processes can be abused, new research shows.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/weakness-in-edr-tools-lets-attackers-push-malware-past-them/d/d-id/1340555

 

Got vaccinated? Don’t fall for this phony post-shot survey

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/covide-vaccine-survey-scam/784219/

 

Who Needs Starlink Internet? These Rural US Counties Top the List

SpaceX's Starlink promises to supercharge internet speeds around the globe, but which regions need it the most? Our exclusive research shows that residents in these rural US counties should sign up now.

'https://www.pcmag.com/news/who-needs-starlink-internet-these-rural-us-counties-top-the-list

 

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

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

 

How to Create a Geographical Map Chart in Microsoft Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/713632/how-to-create-a-geographical-map-chart-in-microsoft-excel/

 

How to Back Up Your Old PlayStation Games Locally (And Why You Should)

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-back-up-your-old-playstation-games-locally-and-1846576681

 

Chrome will default to HTTPS, as Google looks to improve privacy and loading speeds

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/chrome-to-defaults-to-https-as-google-looks-to-improve-privacy-and-loading-speeds/

 

What’s an “Internal Server Error” and How Do I Fix It?

It’s probably not your problem to fix 

An "Internal Server Error" happens within the web server attempting to show you a web page. It's usually a server-side problem out of your control.

https://askleo.com/whats_an_internal_server_error_and_how_do_i_fix_it/

 

Top 10 file-sharing options: Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, OneDrive and more

Most file-sharing services have evolved into full-blown collaboration platforms. We look at 10 online services ranging from basic to enterprise-level.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3262636/top-10-file-sharing-options-dropbox-box-google-drive-onedrive-and-more.html?utm_campaign=welcome_drip&utm_medium=push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

How to disable background WiFi scanning in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-disable-background-wifi-scanning-in-windows-10

 

ChromeOS offers a new feature to give you quick access to your often-used files

Google has added a new feature to ChromeOS that will make the lives of on-the-go users even more efficient. Find out what Tote is and how to use it.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/chromeos-offers-a-new-feature-to-give-you-quick-access-to-your-often-used-files/

 

Windows 10 tips: How to take screenshots, find the secret Start menu and more

Consider this 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-how-to-take-screenshots-find-the-secret-start-menu-and-more/

 

Google removes privacy-focused ClearURLs Chrome extension

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-removes-privacy-focused-clearurls-chrome-extension/

 

How to Enable or Disable DNS over HTTPS (DoH) in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/151318-how-enable-disable-dns-over-https-doh-microsoft-edge.html

 

Fraudsters are laundering millions in Covid relief through online investment platforms

Criminals are taking advantage of how easy it is to sign up for accounts, as well as the relative anonymity compared with opening a bank account.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/fraudsters-are-laundering-millions-covid-relief-online-investment-plat-rcna537

 

New Android malware with full range of spying capabilities has been found

Despite its sophistication, the app can be easy for more experienced users to spot.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/03/new-android-malware-with-full-range-of-spying-capabilities-has-been-found/

 

Latest LinDoz: An Ideal Windows-to-Linux Crossover

https://linuxinsider.com/story/latest-lindoz-an-ideal-windows-to-linux-crossover-87075.html

 

AMD Radeon 6700 XT Review: A Great GPU at a Tough Price

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/321267-amd-radeon-6700-xt-review

 

Iranian Hackers Target Medical Personnel in US, Israel

https://www.securityweek.com/iranian-hackers-target-medical-personnel-us-israel

 

7 ways to celebrate vaccination without getting your identity stolen

https://blog.avast.com/celebrate-covid-19-vaccination-securely-avast

 

Hands-on: Here’s how iPhone battery recalibration works in iOS 14.5

https://9to5mac.com/2021/04/01/how-iphone-battery-recalibration-works/

 

Publicly Available Data Enables Enterprise Cyberattacks

Adversaries scour social media platforms and use other tactics to gather information that facilitates targeted enterprise attacks, research shows.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/publicly-available-data-enables-enterprise-cyberattacks/d/d-id/1340550

 

Fake Android update is hiding malware that will take over your system

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/malicious-android-update/784208/

 

Google Maps Teases Over 100 AI-Powered Improvements

Expect indoor Live View, a weather layer, air health monitoring, eco-friendly travel routes, and enhanced curbside grocery pickups.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-maps-teases-over-100-ai-powered-improvements

 

Apple's Magic Keyboards for iPad are cheaper than ever on Amazon

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-magic-keyboard-ipad-11-inch-12-9-inch-sale-amazon-160018301.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/

 

How to Tell If You're Being Scammed By Fleeceware Apps

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-tell-if-youre-being-scammed-by-fleeceware-apps-1846574109

 

Policyholders may be the primary target in hack of cyber insurance provider CNA

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/policyholders-may-be-the-primary-target-in-hack-of-cyber-insurance-provider-cna/

 

View Your Saved Passwords in Google Chrome

That you can do this is concerning

Google Chrome can save your and display your passwords. That's convenient, but is it secure?

https://askleo.com/view-your-saved-passwords-in-google-chrome/

 

What the hell is happening with Android One?

Google's once-pivotal program for exceptional yet affordable Android phones seems to be fading — and maybe for good reason.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3613511/android-one.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

How to check if a Disk uses GPT or MBR Partition in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/check-if-a-disk-uses-gpt-or-mbr-partition-in-windows-10

 

Business listings on Google are often wrong, especially during COVID-19

As the global pandemic has resulted in shifting hours and closings for many businesses, keeping information current online is a struggle. Here's how your operation can keep your listing up to date.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/business-listings-on-google-are-often-wrong-especially-during-covid-19/

 

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/

 

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/

 

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

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3579-mount-unmount-iso-img-file-windows-10-a.html

 

Tech investors pump millions into NFT start-ups as digital collectibles boom

Investors have poured $90 million into NFT and digital collectibles companies so far in 2021, according to data shared with CNBC by Pitchbook 

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/tech-investors-pump-millions-nft-start-ups-digital-collectibles-boom-rcna509

 

Apple considers jumping into rugged wearables with new Watch model

Report claims the new "Explorer Edition" Watch could come as soon as this year.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/03/apple-is-exploring-the-idea-of-a-rugged-apple-watch-for-extreme-environments/

 

A New Twist to Virtual Desktop Cloud Computing

https://linuxinsider.com/story/a-new-twist-to-virtual-desktop-cloud-computing-87021.html

 

Samsung Unveils First High-K Metal Gate 512GB DDR5, at up to 7200Mbps

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/321246-samsung-unveils-first-high-k-metal-gate-512gb-ddr5-at-up-to-7200mbps

 

Chinese Researchers Earn Another $20,000 for Chrome Sandbox Escape

https://www.securityweek.com/chinese-researchers-earn-another-20000-chrome-sandbox-escape

 

Cybercrime complaints are up, according to the FBI's latest report

https://blog.avast.com/fbi-internet-crime-report-avast

 

Apple hiring cardiologist with clinical product development experience for its Health team

https://9to5mac.com/2021/04/01/apple-hiring-cardiologist-with-clinical-product-development-experience-for-its-health-team/

 

What We Know (and Don't Know) So Far About the 'Supernova' SolarWinds Attack

A look at the second elusive attack targeting SolarWinds software that researchers at Secureworks recently cited as the handiwork of Chinese nation-state hackers 

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/what-we-know-(and-dont-know)-so-far-about-the-supernova-solarwinds-attack-/d/d-id/1340513

 

5 ways to save money on your phone bill – and maybe even get free service

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/ways-to-lower-your-phone-bil/783814/

 

The Beginner's Guide to PC Backup

Hacks and data failures happen. Don't lose your photos, documents, music, or other important files. On World Backup Day, here's how to secure your data 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-beginners-guide-to-pc-backup

 

12 Outdated Technology Myths Everyone Still Falls for

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/12-outdated-technology-myths-everyone-205907450.html

 

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

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

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUd1w9GF1s0

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