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Tire rubber shortage is the auto industry's next potential problem

Following a shortage of computer chips, the hits just keep on comin' for the auto industry 

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/tire-rubber-shortage-cars-trucks/

 

Google makes it easy to jump back to the search box by pressing '/'

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-search-slash-keyboard-shortcut-034415301.html

 

How to Insert and Edit Tables in Google Docs

https://www.howtogeek.com/718382/how-to-insert-and-edit-tables-in-google-docs/

 

Send Us Your Tech-Support Questions and We Will Answer Them

https://lifehacker.com/send-us-your-tech-support-questions-and-we-will-answer-1846692878

 

Microsoft closes new critical Exchange vulnerability, urges patch ‘as soon as possible’

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/patch-management/microsoft-closes-new-critical-exchange-vulnerability-suggests-patch-as-soon-as-possible/

 

Microphone distorted and making noises in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/microphone-distorted-and-making-noises

 

How to Take a Screenshot with Mouse Cursor on Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/take-screenshot-with-mouse-cursor-windows/

 

Minisform U850 Mini-PC Review: NUC Killer With Outstanding Value and Flexibility

If you love small form factor computers, or just need to economize on desk space, the U850 is worth checking out. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/minisform-u850-review/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How scalper bots profit by buying and reselling Sony PS5 and Xbox consoles

These bots grab some of the limited stock of the PS5 and Xbox on eBay and Amazon and then resell them at huge markups, says PerimeterX.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-scalper-bots-profit-by-buying-and-reselling-sony-ps5-and-xbox-consoles/

 

Apple quietly updated some of its top hardware due to security risks

Apple has apparently deleted the details about the change and created more confusion

https://www.techradar.com/news/apple-quietly-updated-some-of-its-top-hardware-due-to-security-risks

 

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

 

How to Check if Processor is 32-bit, 64-bit, or ARM in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/176966-how-check-if-processor-32-bit-64-bit-arm-windows-10-a.html

 

How to reinstall Windows 10

If you're having problems with your computer or you want to sell it, you can wipe the hard drive clean and reinstall Windows 10 in at least two ways – here's how 

https://pureinfotech.com/reinstall-windows-10/

 

Everywhere a vaccine passport could be required -- and where it wouldn't be

You won't have to prove your vaccination against COVID-19 for everyday activities like grocery shopping, but big public events are another matter 

https://www.cnet.com/health/everywhere-a-vaccine-passport-could-be-required-and-where-it-wouldnt-be/

 

World's largest pathologists association discloses credit card incident

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/worlds-largest-pathologists-association-discloses-credit-card-incident/

 

Mighty Doom is a hidden DOOM Android game from Xbox and Bethesda in early access

A mobile DOOM game is hiding right underneath our noses 

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-bethesda-mighty-doom-android-game

 

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

 

Tech workers at The New York Times have formed a union

The Tech Times Guild spans more than 650 employee 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/13/22381774/tech-workers-union-nyt-new-york-times-newsguild-guild

 

What Is an External Hard Drive?

Understanding this external storage devic 

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

 

Chrome and Edge hacked by new zero-day flaw — what to do

Yes, there's another Chrome exploit in the wild

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/chrome-zero-day-redux

 

NVIDIA's Grace, its first datacenter CPU, is another major threat to Intel

A new ARM-based x86 challenger appears 

https://www.engadget.com/nvidia-grace-arm-datacenter-cpu-170038725.html

 

Ready for spring cleaning? Follow these 10 tech tips

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/tech-spring-cleaning-tips/785688/

 

12 Essential Apps for Protecting Your Privacy Online

Everywhere you look, it seems some company is either spying on their users or failing to protect their users' data. Protecting yourself might seem like a hopeless task, but these top privacy apps can really make a difference.

https://www.pcmag.com/picks/essential-apps-for-protecting-your-privacy-online

 

The Chinese Communist Party Exploits Silicon Valley’s Useful Idiots

https://www.yahoo.com/news/chinese-communist-party-exploits-silicon-162528934.html

 

How to Disable iCloud Keychain on iPhone and iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/718499/how-to-disable-icloud-keychain-on-iphone-and-ipad/

 

How to Customize the Best New Features in Chrome 90

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-customize-the-best-new-features-in-chrome-90-1846690078

 

‘Name:Wreck’ is the latest collision between TCP/IP and the standards process

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/namewreck-is-the-latest-collision-between-tcp-ip-and-the-standards-process/

 

How to Reuse or Import Slides from one PowerPoint presentation to another

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/reuse-import-slides-from-one-powerpoint-presentation-to-another

 

How to Make Your Excel Workbook Read Only

https://www.maketecheasier.com/make-excel-workbook-read-only/

 

5 Windows PC Maintenance Mistakes That Can Break Your Computer

Cleaning your Windows PC is important, but avoid making these common mistakes that can harm or break your computer. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways-overzealous-cleaning-can-break-windows/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

What's the latest in AI and healthcare?

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/whats-the-latest-in-ai-and-healthcare/

 

Windows 10 is getting a dedicated panel for power users

Windows 10 update will rebrand and upgrade the Administrative Tools panel

https://www.techradar.com/news/windows-10-is-getting-a-dedicated-panel-for-power-users

 

Another day, another data breach. Here’s how to see if you’ve been exposed

Use a password manager, two-factor authentication, and stay on guard against phishing attacks if your info was publicly revealed 

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3614770/another-day-another-data-breach-heres-how-to-see-if-youve-been-exposed.html

 

How to Create and Restore a System Image Backup with Macrium Reflect

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/61026-backup-restore-macrium-reflect.html

 

How to install and configure VirtualBox on Windows 10

You can use VirtualBox to run different OSes alongside Windows 10, and in this guide, you'll learn the steps to install and configure the virtualization software 

https://pureinfotech.com/install-configure-virtualbox-windows-10/

How to check a Chromebook auto-update expiration date before you buy

New or used, check this date. And if you already have a Chromebook, you should check it, too 

https://www.cnet.com/news/how-to-check-a-chromebook-auto-update-expiration-before-you-buy/

 

Zerodium triples WordPress remote code execution exploit payout

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/zerodium-triples-wordpress-remote-code-execution-exploit-payout/

 

President Biden calls on Congress to help fight semiconductor shortage

President Biden's budget proposal to Congress includes a call to fight the current semiconductor shortage 

https://www.windowscentral.com/white-house-calls-funding-fight-semiconductor-shortage-proposal-congress

 

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

 

Google Photos’ much improved video editor arrives on Android

Featuring more than 30 controls to tidy up your video 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/13/22381452/google-photos-video-editing-tools-android-update-live-rollout

 

What Is a Solid State Drive (SSD)?

The next generation of personal computer storag 

https://www.lifewire.com/solid-state-drive-833448

 

Android 12 leak just revealed lots of new features — what you need to know

All the new Android 12 features you need to know

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/android-12-leak-just-revealed-lots-of-new-features-what-you-need-to-know

 

Rode Connect app simplifies recording multi-host podcasts on one PC

The "free" app solves a surprisingly common podcasting problem 

https://www.engadget.com/rode-connect-podcasting-app-000034018.html

 

Struggling with bad internet? Try the FCC’s new speed test

https://www.komando.com/technology/fcc-speed-test-app/785939/

 

How to Wirelessly Transfer Photos From Your Phone to Your PC

You can transfer photos from an Android phone to your Windows 10 PC with the Your Phone app. iPhone users have to rely on third-party options 

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-wirelessly-transfer-photos-from-your-phone-to-your-pc

 

How to Test Your Home WiFi Speed in 3 Easy Steps

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/test-home-wifi-speed-3-162600238.html

 

How to Disable the “Empty Trash” Warning on a Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/714198/how-to-disable-the-empty-trash-warning-on-a-mac/

 

Block Chrome's FLoC Tracking With This DuckDuckGo Extension

https://lifehacker.com/block-chromes-floc-tracking-with-this-duckduckgo-extens-1846667051

 

Ransomware’s evolving tools and technical tactics confuse forensic analysis

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/ransomwares-evolving-tools-and-technical-tactics-confuse-forensic-analysis/

 

How to use Measurement Converter in Microsoft Office

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/measurement-converter-microsoft-office

 

5 Google Assistant Changes, Including Find My iPhone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/google-assistant-changes-including-find-my-iphone/

 

5 Reasons You Should Turn Off Microsoft Defender on Windows

Wondering whether you should turn off Microsoft Defender on Windows? Here's why you should and how to stay safe afterwards.

https://www.makeuseof.com/reasons-turn-off-windows-defender/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Microsoft unveils 64-bit version of OneDrive

Compatible with the 64-bit version of Windows, the new flavor of Microsoft's file backup and syncing tool will better handle large files.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-unveils-64-bit-version-of-onedrive/

 

Scam could let hackers lock you out of WhatsApp

All an attacker needs is your phone number

https://www.techradar.com/news/scam-could-let-hackers-lock-you-out-of-whatsapp

 

How to pick the perfect password

Be t practices for storing and creating 

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3604059/how-to-pick-the-perfect-password.html

 

How to Convert Windows 10 from Legacy BIOS to UEFI without Data Loss

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/81502-convert-windows-10-legacy-bios-uefi-without-data-loss.html

 

How to change camera settings on Windows 10

You can now adjust brightness and contrast, and enable features like Eye Contact, for webcams and network cameras on Windows 10, and here's how https://pureinfotech.com/change-camera-settings-windows-10/

 

When is the best time to buy a new TV? Spoiler: Wait a few months

New TVs are coming out now, but prices are as high as they'll ever be. Waiting until fall price drops can save you hundreds of dollars 

https://www.cnet.com/news/when-is-the-best-time-to-buy-a-new-tv-spoiler-wait-a-few-months/

 

Dutch supermarkets run out of cheese after ransomware attack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/dutch-supermarkets-run-out-of-cheese-after-ransomware-attack/

 

Microsoft took a lesson from video games to secure PCs with AI

Microsoft just released a simulator that helps study attacks on networks 

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-took-lesson-video-games-secure-pcs-ai

 

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

 

Samsung’s Galaxy Quantum 2 has quantum cryptography built in

Featuring the world’s smallest quantum random number generator

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/13/22381321/samsung-galaxy-quantum-2-announced-qrng-cryptography-chip

 

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

An overview of the new M.2 drive interface

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

 

This free Rode app just made podcasting much easier — here’s how

Rode Connect app simplifies using multiple microphones with one PC

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/this-free-rode-app-just-made-podcasting-much-easier-heres-how

 

AMD unveils its first Ryzen 5000 CPUs with built-in graphics

The 5000G series might tide you over during GPU shortages.

https://www.engadget.com/amd-ryzen-5000g-cpu-153020975.html

 

Prepare to be shocked: See everywhere Facebook has followed you around the web

https://www.komando.com/social-media/facebook-offsite-tracking/785935/

 

Browser Swap: How to Switch From Google Chrome to Microsoft Edge

Sick of using Google's memory-hogging browser? Microsoft's new Chromium-based Edge browser is better. Here's how to make the switch seamlessly.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/switch-from-google-chrome-to-microsoft-edge-chromium

 

Who Will Be Apple's Next CEO?

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/0b629082-1653-34f8-883f-a501640974d8/who-will-be-apple-s-next-ceo-.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/

 

How to Test Drive Android on Your iPhone

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-test-drive-android-on-your-iphone-1846667704

 

LinkedIn confirms leak of 500 million profiles online, maintains incident was not a breach

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/phishing/linkedin-confirms-leak-of-500-million-profiles-online-maintains-incident-was-not-a-breach/

 

Brave and Vivaldi browsers to start blocking Google FLoC

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/brave-and-vivaldi-browser-to-start-blocking-google-floc-105529/

 

How to Check Whether Your Account Was Part of Facebook Data Breach 2021

https://www.maketecheasier.com/check-email-facebook-data-breach/

 

Nuisance Calls? Here's How to Block a Number on Landline Phones

Getting annoying spam or scam calls on your home phone? Here's what you can do to stop getting nuisance messages. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-block-calls-landline/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How and when to use the Recall feature in Outlook (and other email systems)

The Recall function in certain email systems allows senders to pull messages back if sent in error. Learn which systems this applies to and some of the stipulations with Microsoft Outlook email.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-and-when-to-use-the-recall-feature-in-outlook-and-other-email-systems/

 

Hackers target Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop software 'cracks'

Office and Photoshop cracks pack security flaw

https://www.techradar.com/news/new-attack-targets-microsoft-office-and-adobe-photoshop-cracks

 

Mastering your password manager: 5 must-know tips

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

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

 

How to create a Windows 10 ISO image for clean, in-place upgrade and repair install

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/72031-create-windows-10-iso-image-existing-installation.html

 

How to disable camera on Windows 10

Windows 10 now lets you enable or disable cameras through the Settings app, and here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/disable-camera-windows-10/

 

Amazon union loses election: Alabama warehouse workers reject historic organizing bid

The union plans to file an objection to the election and expects the National Labor Relations Board to order a revote. Amazon denies allegations of improperly swaying the vote.

https://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-union-loses-election-alabama-warehouse-workers-reject-historic-organizing-bid/

 

CS:GO, Valve Source games vulnerable to hacking using Steam invites

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/cs-go-valve-source-games-vulnerable-to-hacking-using-steam-invites/

 

One of the best Microsoft Teams features is on its way to Teams for iOS

Microsoft Teams for iOS will soon support custom backgrounds, just like the desktop version of Teams 

https://www.windowscentral.com/one-best-microsoft-teams-features-its-way-teams-ios\

 

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

 

The PC market isn’t slowing down after an amazing 2020, despite chip shortages

A strong Q1, coming off a strong 202 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/12/22380920/pc-market-q1-growth-year-over-year-chip-shortage-covid-demand

 

How to Scan on Chromebook

Scanning to your Chrome OS laptop is possible with these simple step 

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-scan-on-chromebook-4796613

 

Can a VPN speed up your internet when gaming?

How a VPN can help you beat bandwidth throttling

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/can-a-vpn-speed-up-your-internet-when-gaming

 

Microsoft's new 'Modern' accessories include its first webcam in years

It also put a Teams button on a pair of Surface Headphones 

https://www.engadget.com/microsoft-new-modern-devices-webcam-130013990.html

 

Google has a new ad tracker – Use this site to see if it’s spying on you

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/google-floc-tracking/785933/

 

How to Connect a Phone or Tablet to the Internet Using an Ethernet Cable

Stuck in a dead zone or struggling to connect your phone or tablet to spotty Wi-Fi? It might seem like an odd solution, but if you have an Ethernet cable and an adapter, faster and reliable internet access is a few taps away.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/connect-phone-tablet-to-internet-ethernet-cable

 

Apple said bringing iMessage to Android would 'hurt us more than help us'

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-said-bringing-imessage-android-155537713.htm

 

See the new emergency flasher lights for cars

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/videos/see-the-new-emergency-flasher-lights-for-cars/

 

Facebook Privacy Settings 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLNsC4sYrxg

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Turbocharge Your Laptop (speed tips)

https://askbobrankin.com/turbocharge_your_laptop_speed_tips.html

 

How to Spot Phony 'Vaccine Passport' Apps That Will Steal Your Data

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/how-to-spot-phony-vaccine-passport-apps-that-will-steal-1846654932

 

Amazon has a smartwatch with face unlock and the biggest display ever for $199

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/amazon-smartwatch-face-unlock-biggest-181702127.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 use DuckDuckGo instead of Google and other sites to get faster and precise results

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/04/15/how-to-use-duckduckgo-instead-of-google-and-other-sites-to-get-faster-and-precise-results/

 

Dropbox adds a free, limited password manager

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

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

 

How to Shut Down Windows 10 With a Timer

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-shut-down-windows-10-with-a-timer-1846664830

 

How to create QR codes: 5 methods

QR codes make it easy for people to point-and-tap to access an online menu, connect to Wi-Fi or link to a social media site.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-create-qr-codes-5-methods/

 

DuckDuckGo suggests a way to avoid FLoC, Google’s new tracking method for Chrome

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/duckduckgo-suggests-a-way-to-avoid-floc-googles-new-tracking-method-for-chrome-105521/

 

COLLAPXI Collapsible UVC Sterilizer Review

You can treat it as a handheld UV sterilizer or a powerbank. Either way, it is useful 

https://www.maketecheasier.com/review/collapxi-collapsible-uvc-sterilizer-review/

 

The 9 Best Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems to Boost Your Cyber Security

Need know when your business is under cyberattack? You need an intrusion detection and prevention system. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/best-intrusion-detection-and-prevention-systems/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Brave is the latest major internet player to ditch Google’s cookie alternative

FLoC is ‘materially harmful to user privacy’, Brave claims

https://www.techradar.com/news/brave-is-the-latest-major-internet-player-to-ditch-googles-cookie-alternative

 

How to Add and Remove Tabs for Reading List in Google Chrome

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/176843-how-add-remove-tabs-reading-list-google-chrome.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/

 

OneDrive on iOS now works better with the iOS Files app

OneDrive for iOS just brought back the ability to work with the iOS Files app 

https://www.windowscentral.com/onedrive-ios-now-works-better-ios-files-app

 

Browse the web like it's the 90s with this free service

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/browse-the-web-like-its-the-90s-with-this-free-service/

 

Please stop doing this when you create a new password

https://bgr.com/tech/cybersecurity-news-study-of-worst-password-mistakes-5918842/

 

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

 

A robotic spacecraft just latched onto an active satellite in orbit

Northrop Grumman nailed another milestone for in-orbit satellite servicin 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/12/22380581/northrop-grumman-mev-2-satellite-servicing-intelsat-mrv-docked

 

Apple’s Find My expansion may make AirTags irrelevant before they even arrive

The new Find My devices do everything AirTags are supposed to do.

https://www.macworld.com/article/342787/apple-just-made-its-long-rumored-airtags-trackers-completely-unnecessary.html

 

Forget Samsung's Galaxy A phones — Nokia has a new lineup of super cheap models

The 5G-ready Nokia X10 and X20 lead this lineup of sub-$400 smartphones

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/forget-samsungs-galaxy-a-phones-nokia-has-a-new-lineup-of-super-cheap-models

 

The FCC wants to know how fast your internet connection is

So please download and use its speed test app 

https://www.engadget.com/fcc-speed-test-app-222047353.html

 

A new, easy way to choose what YOU see on Facebook

https://www.komando.com/social-media/facebook-news-fee-changes/784730/

 

Amazon Prevails Over Unionization Effort at Alabama Warehouse

However, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union plans on challenging the results of the vote, claiming Amazon employed union-busting tactics 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/amazon-prevails-over-unionization-effort-at-alabama-warehouse

 

LinkedIn says some user data scraped and posted for sale

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/linkedin-says-user-data-extracted-110729874.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/

 

Windows 10's upcoming Device Usage feature is unfortunately not very spectacular

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/04/14/windows-10s-upcoming-device-usage-feature-is-unfortunately-not-very-spectacular/

 

How to find a quieter keyboard

Noisy keyboards lose their charm when everyone's working from home 

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3613853/how-to-find-a-quieter-keyboard.html

 

11 Keyboard Shortcuts Every Computer User Should Know

https://lifehacker.com/11-keyboard-shortcuts-every-computer-user-should-know-1846459089

 

1 in 3 employees will quit "if WFH ends," according to a new survey

Turns out, the new office could have a lot of empty desks if employers force employees back to work after the great work from home experiment of 2020 winds down.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/1-in-3-employees-will-quit-if-wfh-ends-according-to-a-new-survey/

 

Paint and Snipping Tool to be available on the Microsoft Store

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/paint-and-snipping-tool-now-available-on-the-microsoft-store-105499/

 

Spotify Car Thing Brings Internet Music to Older Cars

https://www.maketecheasier.com/spotify-car-thing-brings-internet-music-older-cars/

 

Why Android Tablets Are No Good (And What to Buy Instead)

Thinking of buying an Android tablet? Here are reasons to consider alternative tablets, plus a few tablet recommendations. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/android-tablet-alternatives/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Microsoft accidentally leaks new look for Windows 10

Windows 10’s look is getting overhauled

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-accidentally-leaks-new-look-for-windows-10

 

How to Enable or Disable Reading List Feature in Google Chrome

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/176794-how-enable-disable-reading-list-feature-google-chrome.html

 

How to fix apps crashing due to WebView bug on Android

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

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-apps-crashing-webview-bug-android/

 

Syncing large files through OneDrive is about to get better on Windows 10

The new OneDrive sync client will make it easier to sync large files as well as larger numbers of files 

https://www.windowscentral.com/onedrive-syncing-windows-10

 

Mozilla flooded with requests after Apple privacy changes hit Facebook

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/mozilla-flooded-with-requests-after-apple-privacy-changes-hit-facebook/

 

Samsung just released a Galaxy flagship like no other

https://bgr.com/tech/galaxy-quantum-2-a82-release-date-price-specs-5919165/

 

LastPass for Chrome

Handy and efficient extension that brings everything that LastPass has to offer directly within your computer's Google Chrome browser

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

 

Intel hopes to start making chips for car companies within six to nine months

The company is reportedly in talks to start producing automotive chips as early as this yea 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/12/22380555/intel-chips-automotive-industry-car-companies-fabs-production-pat-gelsinger

 

It’s possible to upgrade your M1 Mac but you probably won’t want to

You need to be especially handy with a soldering gun 

https://www.macworld.com/article/342646/its-possible-to-upgrade-your-m1-mac-but-you-probably-wont-want-to.html

 

Starlink won't have cheaper pricing for now — here's what to expect

There's only one item on Starlink's menu

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/starlink-wont-have-cheaper-pricing-for-now-heres-what-to-expect

 

Intel wants to make chips for automakers to help with the global shortage

The company says it can start making silicon within six to nine months.

https://www.engadget.com/intel-car-chip-plan-203020766.html

 

Spreadsheets and invoices got you down? Automate your finances and accounting

https://www.komando.com/small-business/automate-your-accounting/785352/

 

Zero-Day Exploit Earns Zoom Hackers $200K

The Remote Code Execution (RCE) flaw in Zoom was demonstrated during the Pwn2Own challenge 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/zero-day-exploit-earns-zoom-hackers-200k

 

Samsung's newest $109 smartphone arrives, along with a 5G phone starting at under $300

https://www.yahoo.com/news/samsungs-newest-109-smartphone-arrives-140046177.html

 

The Difference Between Saturation and Vibrance in Photoshop Lightroom

https://www.howtogeek.com/719427/the-difference-between-saturation-and-vibrance-in-photoshop-lightroom/

 

Log out of your computer, lock, restart, or turn it off on a schedule with Shutdown Timer Classic

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/04/12/log-out-of-your-computer-lock-restart-or-turn-it-off-on-a-schedule-with-shutdown-timer-classic/

 

How to pick the perfect password

Best practices for storing and creating 

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3604059/how-to-pick-the-perfect-password.html

 

How to Spot a Clubhouse Download That Is Actually Malware

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-spot-a-clubhouse-download-that-is-actually-malwa-1846652655

 

Top 5 things to know about the hybrid workplace

Microsoft's Work Trend Index report looked at the lessons learned from working remotely in 2020. Tom Merritt lists five things you should know about the hybrid workplace.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/top-5-things-to-know-about-the-hybrid-workplace/

 

Yahoo Answers to shut down on 4th May 2021

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/yahoo-answers-to-shut-down-105477/

 

Microsoft Acquires Nuance, a Healthcare AI System

https://www.maketecheasier.com/microsoft-acquires-nuance-healthcare-ai-system/

 

10 Risks When Dual Booting Operating Systems

Dual booting Windows and Linux can boost productivity, but can introduce risks and issues that affect performance. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/risks-dual-booting-windows-linux-operating-systems/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

This new Microsoft Teams update might take all the fun out of video calls

More personalization options on the way for Microsoft Teams

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-new-microsoft-teams-update-might-take-all-the-fun-out-of-video-calls

 

How to Add or Remove Reading List on Bookmarks Bar in Google Chrome

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/176796-how-add-remove-reading-list-bookmarks-bar-google-chrome.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/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

PowerPoint presentations in Microsoft Teams are about to get a lot better

PowerPoint Live in Microsoft Teams brings an improved presenter experience and new features for interacting with your audience 

https://www.windowscentral.com/insiders-can-now-try-out-powerpoint-live-microsoft-teams

 

Microsoft: Windows 10 1909 reaches end of service next month

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-windows-10-1909-reaches-end-of-service-next-month/

 

This new Android feature reminds you to look up from your phone while you’re walking

https://bgr.com/tech/new-android-features-heads-up-distracted-walking-pixel-phones-5919032/

 

LibreOffice

Complex productivity suite which enables you to create text document, spreadsheets and presentations, manage databases and draw, and offers compatibility with other major office suites

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Office-suites/LibreOffice.shtml

 

Google Photos just let me copy text from a photo into my web browser

Google’s Lens technology is all over Android, but now it’s on your computer, to 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/12/22380086/google-photos-desktop-ocr-images-copy-text-lens

 

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#

 

iOS 15 redesign may have just leaked — thanks to these new icons

Apple might be shifting its design language for iOS 15

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/ios-15-redesign-may-have-just-leaked-thanks-to-these-icons

 

NVIDIA and MediaTek want to bring RTX graphics to ARM laptops

Does an ARM Chromebook need ray tracing 

https://www.engadget.com/nvidia-mediatek-arm-pcs-gpus-170021586.html

 

Practical tech tip: How to digitize your most important documents

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/digitize-important-documents/756943/

 

Zoom's Success During the Pandemic Came at Skype's Expense

As Zoom was becoming the most popular video-call platform in the world, Skype was busy losing its market share over the course of a year.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/zooms-success-during-the-pandemic-came-at-skypes-expense

 

Sony wants to bring 'popular' PlayStation game franchises to phones

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/sony-hiring-for-playstation-mobile-games-194544791.html

 

How to Disable and Remove the “Apps” Button in Google Chrome

https://www.howtogeek.com/720456/how-to-disable-and-remove-the-apps-button-in-google-chrome/

 

Find out if your email and phone number were in Facebook's latest data breach

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/04/05/find-out-if-your-email-and-phone-number-were-in-facebooks-latest-data-breach/

 

Windows 10: Guides, tips, tricks, and everything you need to know about Microsoft’s OS

Bookmark this page for the latest news and tips on Windows 10 

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3605769/windows-10-guides-tips-tricks-and-everything-you-need-to-know-about-microsofts-os.html

 

Yahoo Answers Showed Us Exactly How Not to Search For Advice Online

https://lifehacker.com/yahoo-answers-showed-us-exactly-how-not-to-search-for-1846650662

 

NFTs: A passing trend or here to stay? Americans and UK residents have very different opinions

Non-fungible tokens are the new way to buy all kinds of digital objects from original art and music to gifs and tweets.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/nfts-a-passing-trend-or-here-to-stay-americans-and-uk-residents-have-very-different-opinions/

 

Hackers caught using Windows 10 BITS to bypass firewall for attacks

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/hackers-caught-using-windows-10-bits-to-bypass-firewall-for-attacks-105464/

 

5 of the Best Google Lens Alternatives For Android

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

 

5 Reasons Not to Buy a Gaming Laptop

Gaming laptops may have outstanding features, but have you considered their limitations? Here's a few to guide you. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/5-reasons-not-to-buy-a-gaming-laptop/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

The best Mac VPN 2021

Kit out your Mac with the best tool for security, streaming and geo-spoofing

https://www.techradar.com/vpn/best-mac-vpn

 

DISM - Clone and Deploy using FFU Image

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/133132-dism-clone-deploy-using-ffu-image.html

 

How to disable content adaptive brightness control (CABC) on Windows 10

You can now disable content adaptive brightness control on your display for a better color experience, and in this guide, you will learn steps to complete this task on Windows 10 

https://pureinfotech.com/disable-content-adaptive-brightness-control-cabc-windows-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Microsoft Edge is gaining users and outpacing other browsers

From the edge of irrelevance to over 8% market share 

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-edge-gaining-users-and-outpacing-other-browsers

 

European Commission, other EU orgs recently hit by cyber-attack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/european-commission-other-eu-orgs-recently-hit-by-cyber-attack/

 

This site tells you if Google’s new ad tech is ‘spying’ on you

https://bgr.com/tech/google-chrome-floc-tracking-how-to-check-opt-out-eff-5918938/

 

New Microsoft Edge Dev Update Launches with Linux Goodies

Microsoft has recently released a new Dev update for Microsoft Edge, and this time the new build includes some changes for Linux too.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/new-microsoft-edge-dev-update-launches-with-linux-goodies-532578.shtml

 

More than 500 Alphabet employees demand Google stop protecting harassers in open letter

Organizers say the demands of the Google Walkout still haven’t been me 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/9/22375913/alphabet-employees-open-letter-google-harassers

 

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 Sonos and Ikea Wi-Fi speakers are coming — what you need to know

Sonos teases new Ikea Symfonisk speaker that may disguise itself as wall art

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/new-sonos-and-ikea-wi-fi-speakers-are-coming-what-you-need-to-know

 

DJI's Osmo Pocket gimbal camera is 46 percent off at B&H Photo

It's almost a record-low price for the tiny shooter.

https://www.engadget.com/dji-osmo-pocket-gimbal-camera-sale-bh-photo-buydig-133041183.html

 

Kim’s 5 reasons to set up a financial Chromebook

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/financial-chromebook-setup/443497/

 

RIP LG Mobile: You Just Needed a 3-Year Plan

I come to bury LG, to praise it a little, and to tell you what phone you're probably going to buy instead.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/lg-needed-a-3-year-plan

 

How to split your screen on a Windows 10 computer to view multiple program windows at once

https://www.yahoo.com/news/split-screen-windows-10-computer-211500459.html

 

How To Check If Your Drivers Are Up To Date

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

 

A Look INSIDE Your Computer (no tools required)

https://askbobrankin.com/a_look_inside_your_computer_no_tools_required.html

 

Wyze just unveiled its new $30 Bluetooth Floor Lamp, and we gave it a quick test drive

The Wyze Floor Lamp can automatically adjust its brightness according to your daily habits, but it can’t connect to Wi-Fi 

https://www.techhive.com/article/3614934/hands-on-with-wyze-floor-lamp.html

 

How Do I Tell If a Source is Reputable?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2byMOP8CaM8

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How to Protect Your Cloud Storage and Backups from Ransomware

Extra-destructive malware might call for extra-strong protection

There are additional protections for your data if your machine becomes infected with a form of malware known as ransomware.

https://askleo.com/protect-cloud-storage-and-backups-from-ransomware/

 

Why I use exa instead of ls on Linux

Exa is a modern-day replacement for the Linux ls command 

https://opensource.com/article/21/3/replace-ls-exa?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=weekly&sc_cid=7013a000002vyFxAAI

 

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 Use Google Search’s Spell Check Everywhere on Chrome

https://www.howtogeek.com/716187/how-to-use-google-searchs-spell-check-everywhere-on-chrome/

 

Twitter to Ban Users Who Continuously Post COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation

The platform is also rolling out new labels for Tweets with misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/twitter-ban-users-continuously-post-covid19-misinformation/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Banish the Ghost of Google Play Music From Your Phone

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-quickly-remove-google-play-music-from-your-phone-1846638573

 

DJI Air 2S release date, price, rumors and what we want to see

The DJI Mavic Air 2 successor is ready for take-off

https://www.techradar.com/news/dji-air-2s-release-date-price-rumors-and-what-we-want-to-see

 

Windows 10 aiming to fix problems with third-party drivers

A Windows 10 update due the second half of 2021 creates a dedicated folder for third-party drivers to isolate them from the operating system.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-aiming-to-fix-problems-with-third-party-drivers/

 

Biden's $100 billion broadband plan is already getting pushback

Those in the broadband industry, including the big cable and telecom companies, do not like what they see 

https://www.cnet.com/home/internet/bidens-100-billion-broadband-plan-is-already-getting-pushback/

 

Understanding the Linux Virtual Directory Structure

https://www.maketecheasier.com/linux-virtual-directory-structure/

 

Could OneDrive Get Hacked? 

What You Really Need to Worry About things

Yes, OneDrive could get hacked. So can any online service. The real question is, how likely is it, and are there other things we should be worrying about instead?

https://askleo.com/could-onedrive-get-hacked-what-you-really-need-to-worry-about/

 

Legal briefs: Senator wants to ban Apple from ever buying another company

Apple heads to Capitol Hill as antitrust fight heats up 

https://www.macworld.com/article/343177/apple-legal-briefs-epic-fortnite-fight-antitrust-hearing-senator-mergers-acquisitions.html

 

How to change camera settings on Windows 10

You can now adjust brightness and contrast, and enable features like Eye Contact, for webcams and network cameras on Windows 10, and here's how 

https://pureinfotech.com/change-camera-settings-windows-10/?

utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Apple officially starts letting your iPhone help find lost third-party products

Find My can now find way more thing 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/7/22372016/apple-find-my-bluetooth-tracking-iphone-network-third-party-vanmoof-belkin-chipolo-uwb

 

LibreOffice

An open source office suite that provides a good alternative to commercial office tools on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X platforms

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Office/Office-Suites/LibreOffice-60713.shtml

 

[Tip] Enable Warning Message on Closing Multiple Tabs in Microsoft Edge

https://www.askvg.com/tip-enable-warning-message-on-closing-multiple-tabs-in-microsoft-edge/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

Watch out, Starlink — T-Mobile just launched 5G home internet

Can T-Mobile's 5G network handle home internet? We're about to find out

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/watch-out-starlink-t-mobile-just-launched-5g-home-internet

 

Chromebook vs. Windows Laptop: What's the Difference?

Chromebooks are cheap but are they any good 

https://www.lifewire.com/chromebook-vs-windows-laptop-5080525

 

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

https://bgr.com/tech/ios-14-5-privacy-features-iphone-users-opt-out-tracking-5918852/

 

Microsoft will acquire speech-tech giant Nuance for $19.7 billion

The deal is designed to bolster Microsoft's healthcare ambitions 

https://www.engadget.com/microsoft-buys-nuance-19-7-billion-speech-tech-cloud-ai-healthcare-125718786.html

 

Think twice before you click that job offer – It may be hiding malware

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/linkedin-malware-attack/785338/

 

Verizon Recalls 1 Million Mobile Hotspots Due to Potential Fire Hazard

The carrier has received over a dozen reports of the lithium ion battery inside Ellipsis Jetpack mobile hotspots overheating 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/verizon-recalls-1-million-mobile-hotspots-due-to-potential-fire-hazard

 

APKPure app contained malicious adware, say researchers

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apkpure-app-contained-malicious-adware-182528292.html

 

How to Use ProtonMail to Send Secure, Encrypted Emails

https://www.howtogeek.com/717472/how-to-use-protonmail-to-send-secure-encrypted-emails/

 

iPhone 13 Said to Offer a 1TB Storage Option for the First Time

The current iPhone 12 maxes out at 512GB capacity although Samsung has been offering 1TB phones since the Galaxy S10. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/iphone-13-1tb/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Uninstall This Android App, Which Gave You Malware Instead of Netflix

https://lifehacker.com/uninstall-this-android-app-which-gave-you-malware-inst-1846643337

 

Microsoft buys AI speech firm Nuance Communications

Microsoft’s second largest-ever acquisition.

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-buys-ai-speech-firm-nuance-communications

 

Data scraped from 500 million LinkedIn users found for sale online

IDs, names, email addresses and more personal details are part of the massive database of stolen data, which could be used to launch additional attacks on LinkedIn and its users.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/data-scraped-from-500-million-linkedin-users-found-for-sale-online/

 

Apple's Find My app is going to get a lot more powerful when locating your iPhone and more

A new feature sets up the possibility of finding much more than just your iPhone. We'll walk you through everything Find My can do 

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/apples-find-my-app-is-going-to-get-a-lot-more-powerful-when-locating-your-iphone-and-more/

 

How to Use the xargs Command in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/mastering-xargs-command-linux/

 

Just What Is Common Sense?

'Common sense' is frequently suggested, often missing, and rarely defined. I'll take a look at some of what I feel are the characteristics of common sense.

https://askleo.com/just-what-is-common-sense/

 

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

 

Windows 10 21H2 to optimize PC for specific use with Device usage settings

The next version of Windows 10 will suggest tools and services based on how you plan to use the PC with the new Device usage settings 

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-21h2-device-usage-settings-personalize/

 

T-Mobile launches long-promised 5G home internet service

Once again putting Sprint’s mid-band spectrum to wor 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/7/22312155/t-mobile-5g-home-internet-wireless-broadband

 

Grammarly for Chrome

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

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

 

[Tip] Disable or Remove Thumbnail Preview Images in Tab Hover Cards in Google Chrome

https://www.askvg.com/tip-disable-or-remove-thumbnail-preview-images-in-tab-hover-cards-in-google-chrome/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

Forget Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 — this could be Samsung’s foldable tablet

Samsung's working on a foldable tablet, and this is what it could look like

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/forget-samsung-galaxy-z-fold-3-this-could-be-samsungs-foldable-tablet

 

5 Tips for Making a Hot Laptop Cooler

Prevent laptop damage by keeping it coo 

https://www.lifewire.com/tips-for-making-a-hot-laptop-cooler-2377647

 

We know exactly why there’s no iMessage app for Android

https://bgr.com/tech/imessage-for-android-why-no-official-app-epic-vs-apple-lawsuit-5918770/

 

Biden's first budget proposal would fight chip shortages with US factories

It's devoting millions toward domestic production efforts 

https://www.engadget.com/biden-budget-proposal-domestic-chip-manufacturing-180310697.html

 

How to save money on your recurring iPhone subscriptions

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/apple-one-subscriptions/784355/

 

Welcome to the Virtual Humans Factory

Biotech company ELEM swaps human test subjects for supercomputer-based virtual humans, which evaluate emerging treatments and procedures without putting actual people at risk. CEO Christopher Morton tells us more 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/welcome-to-the-virtual-humans-factory

 

Google says the Pixel 5a 5G is coming this year despite cancelation rumors

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/goolge-pixel-5a-5g-confirmed-us-japan-173617692.html

 

How to Use “Here Documents” in Bash on Linux

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

 

Google TV Could Soon Let You Turn Your Smart TV Into a Dumb One

A "Basic TV" mode could remove all of the smart features from your smart TV. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/google-tv-turn-smart-tv-dumb/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Don't Open Unsolicited File Attachments from LinkedIn

https://lifehacker.com/dont-open-unsolicited-file-attachments-from-linkedin-1846635373

 

Exclusive: The most popular Android VPN apps might just surprise you

The largest VPN companies in the world are nowhere to be seen

https://www.techradar.com/news/exclusive-the-most-popular-vpn-services-on-android-might-just-surprise-you

 

5 free and reliable hard disk drive cloning and imaging tools

Image or clone your hard drives for free with the help of one of these reliable tools.

https://www.techrepublic.com/blog/five-apps/five-free-and-reliable-cloning-tools/

 

T-Mobile's $60 Home Internet service: My review after 6 weeks

I ditched Comcast in favor of this affordable, 5G-powered alternative. Was it the right decision 

https://www.cnet.com/home/internet/t-mobiles-60-home-internet-service-six-weeks-later/

 

How to Run an M1 Mac App as an Intel App

https://www.maketecheasier.com/run-m1-mac-app-as-intel-app/

 

What Is “about:blank” (or “about:blank#blocked”) and How Do I Get Rid of It? Why It’s Not Malware, and How You Can Use It

About:blank is a special blank page in browsers that appears due to problems, malware, or malware removal. It can also be a useful home page.

https://askleo.com/what_is_aboutblank_and_how_do_i_get_rid_of_it/

 

How to find every troubleshooting boot mode on an M1 Mac

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

https://www.macworld.com/article/340211/how-to-access-recovery-mode-safe-mode-and-other-boot-modes-on-an-m1-mac.html

 

How to change account password using Command Prompt on Windows 10

When you need to change your local account password, you can also use Command Prompt, and in this guide, you'll learn how on Windows 10 

https://pureinfotech.com/change-password-command-prompt-windows-10/

 

AMD inexplicably threw scalpers a bone with limited-edition Radeon RX 6800 XT ‘Midnight Black’ GPU

When will companies figure this out 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/7/22372721/amd-radeon-rx-6800-xt-midnight-black-ebay-scalpers

 

ZoneAlarm Free Firewall

A basic inbound and outbound firewall application that provides you with an extra security layer for your computer, blocking unauthorized access

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Firewall/ZoneAlarm-Free.shtml

 

[Software Update] Microsoft Edge 89 Stable Version Available for Download

https://www.askvg.com/download-stable-version-of-new-microsoft-edge-browser/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

iPhone Flip: Everything we know about Apple's foldable phone plans

The iPhone Flip could be Apple's first foldable phone. Here's what we know so far.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-flip-everything-we-know-about-apples-foldable-phone-plans

 

8 Things to Do With an Old Android Tablet

Turn an old and unused Android tablet into something usefu 

https://www.lifewire.com/what-to-do-with-old-android-tablets-1616147

 

How to check if your Facebook account was hacked in the massive breach

https://bgr.com/tech/facebook-533-million-hack-how-to-check-email-phone-number-breach-5917963/

 

Feds charge man with planning to blow up an Amazon data center

He allegedly wanted to 'kill' most of the internet 

https://www.engadget.com/fbi-charges-man-planning-amazon-data-center-bombing-163653356.html

 

Need more storage space? How to set up a network drive on your PC

https://www.komando.com/amazon/network-attached-storage-nas/785190/

 

Nokia Announces 6 New Android Phones and Lite Earbuds

Say hello to the high-end X-series, intermediate G-series, and entry-level C-series 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/nokia-announces-6-new-android-phones-and-lite-earbuds

 

Psst! Amazon has a secret section with sale-priced TVs, Apple products, gaming gear and more

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/amazon-renewed-sale-222011952.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/

 

A Complete Guide to the Exposure Triangle in Photography

Want to achieve better photos? Learning about and utilizing the exposure triangle can enhance your photos further. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/complete-guide-exposure-triangle-photography/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Use These Apps to Make Windows 10 Feel Like a Chromebook

https://lifehacker.com/use-these-apps-to-make-windows-10-feel-like-a-chromeboo-1846629387

 

New iPhone 13 leaks point to a matte black option and camera changes

There's AirTags news too

https://www.techradar.com/news/new-iphone-13-leaks-point-to-a-matte-black-option-and-camera-changes

 

How to create a VirtualBox virtual machine backup on a Linux host

Jack Wallen walks you through the process of creating simple bash scripts to automate backing up your VirtualBox VMs.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-create-a-virtualbox-virtual-machine-backup-on-a-linux-host/

 

10 Gmail tricks you'll use every day

Check out these Gmail tips for accessing multiple inboxes, adding a signature, recalling an email and more 

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/10-gmail-tricks-youll-use-every-day/

 

How to Check Your Pulse and Respiratory Rate Using a Pixel Smartphone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/check-pulse-respiratory-rate-using-pixel/

 

Diagnosing a Slow-loading Webpage with Firefox – Introducing the Network Performance Display in Web Developer Tools

Firefox and other browsers include diagnostic tools. I'll show how to use the network tool to diagnose slow-loading web pages.

https://askleo.com/diagnosing-a-slow-loading-webpage-with-firefox/

 

How to find every troubleshooting boot mode on an M1 Mac

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

https://www.macworld.com/article/340211/how-to-access-recovery-mode-safe-mode-and-other-boot-modes-on-an-m1-mac.html

 

Windows 10 21H2 to update taskbar settings and simplify menu

The next version of Windows 10 (21H2) to relocate some context menu options to the Taskbar settings page 

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-21h2-update-taskbar-settings-menu/

 

When will the global chip shortage end so you can finally buy a PS5?

And what has to be done to prevent a future shortage?

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/7/22368552/global-chip-shortage-end-tsmc-samsung-ps5-supply-demand-intel

 

Hardentools

Harden your computer's security by disabling multiple Windows, Office and Acrobat Reader features at once, such as macros, ActiveX, autorun and autoplay

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

 

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

https://www.askvg.com/download-official-microsoft-powertoys-for-windows-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

iPhone SE Plus: Release date, price, size, specs and leaks

An iPhone SE Plus is rumored to be in Apple's pipeline. Here's what to expect.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-se-plus

 

10 Ways to Upcycle Your Old Computer or Laptop

Great uses for your old laptop or deskto 

https://www.lifewire.com/upcycle-old-computer-5095883

 

Crazy new device uses 5G signals in the air to charge your gadgets

https://bgr.com/2021/04/04/5g-power-gadgets-through-the-air-georgia-tech/

 

Facebook asked people to share their age and gender to create a fairer AI dataset

Properly labelled information can go a long way toward combating bias in AI 

https://www.engadget.com/facebook-casual-conversations-164814735.html

 

How to get rid of all the junk in your Windows 10 Start menu

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/declutter-windows-10-start-menu/784706/

 

Seagate Is the First Company to Ship 3 Zettabytes of Hard Drive Storage

We're going to need to store 175 zettabytes per year by 2025.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/seagate-is-the-first-company-to-ship-3-zettabytes-of-hard-drive-storage

 

Logitech is done making Harmony remotes

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/harmony-remote-rip-020210167.html

 

Affordable high-temperature 3D printers at home

How affordable? Under $1,000 US 

https://opensource.com/article/21/3/desktop-3d-printer?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=weekly&sc_cid=7013a000002vyFxAAI

 

What's a Disk Partition?

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

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That IRS Email to Your College Inbox Is a Scam

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/that-irs-email-to-your-college-inbox-is-a-scam-1846594549

 

How to clean your computer screen without damaging it

https://www.yahoo.com/news/clean-computer-screen-safely-whether-185604144.html

 

How to Overclock Your AMD CPU with Ryzen Master

https://www.howtogeek.com/715726/how-to-overclock-your-amd-cpu-with-ryzen-master/

 

Facebook Privacy Settings 2021

What they mean, and what you need to change

You can and should be aware of and control your Facebook privacy settings.

https://askleo.com/facebook-privacy/

 

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/

 

How to Delete Your Apple Pay Information Remotely If Your Device Is Stolen

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-delete-your-apple-pay-information-remotely-if-yo-1846630006

 

How to Stop Programs from Opening on Startup on Mac

https://www.maketecheasier.com/stop-programs-startup-mac/

 

10 Accessories to Get the Most Out of Your Raspberry Pi

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

 

These 5 perks top the office reentry wish list for employees, according to a Robert Half survey

One-third of respondents said they'd look for a new position if their employer required them to go back to the office. Turns out, bringing employees on-site might require a few incentives.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/these-5-perks-top-the-office-reentry-wish-list-for-employees-according-to-a-robert-half-survey/

 

Facebook data leak now under EU data regulator investigation

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/facebook-data-leak-now-under-eu-data-regulator-investigation/

 

Get a refurbished Apple iMac 21.5-inch Core i5 desktop for $450, over $100 cheaper than anywhere else

It's not the lowest price ever on an all-in-one iMac desktop, but it's an incredibly attractive deal 

https://www.cnet.com/news/get-a-refurbished-apple-imac-21-5-inch-core-i5-desktop-for-450-over-100-cheaper-than-anywhere-else/

 

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

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/64869-automatically-create-system-restore-point-schedule-windows-10-a.html

 

Windows 10 build 21354: hands-on video with new features

Here's a closer look at the new Cameras settings, option to disable CABC, Start menu, and apps changes available with Windows 10 build 21354 

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-build-21354-new-features-video/?

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Samsung Galaxy A series unveiled for US: Release dates, prices and features

Samsung has introduced a convoluted lineup of mid-range and budget phones

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/samsung-galaxy-a-series-unveiled-for-us-release-dates-prices-and-features

 

Classic Msconfig

Bring back the old msconfig.exe to manage your startup items on your Windows 8 or Windows 10 system thanks to this lightweight application

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

 

Should You Buy a Tablet or a Laptop?

A comparison of smart tablets and laptop computer 

https://www.lifewire.com/tablets-vs-laptops-832333

 

Here’s what Google is doing to protect Android users from spying apps

https://bgr.com/2021/04/02/google-android-apps-spying-phone-rules-query-packages/

 

Yahoo Answers will be shut down forever on May 4th

The end of a long and storied internet era (of bad questions and even worse answers 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/5/22368488/yahoo-answers-shutdown-may-4-internet-era-over-rip

 

[Software Update] Mozilla Firefox 87.0 Now Available for Download

https://www.askvg.com/download-mozilla-firefox-latest-version/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

Lenovo's new gaming phone has a 720Hz touch response rate

The Legion Phone Duel 2 packs eight virtual keys 

https://www.engadget.com/lenovo-legion-phone-duel-2-gaming-touch-response-120044675.html

 

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/

 

Where Can You Get T-Mobile's 5G Home Internet Service? Let's Go to the Map

T-Mobile's 5G home internet service is launching in 634 metro areas nationwide. See if yours is on the list 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/where-can-you-get-t-mobiles-5g-home-internet-service-lets-go-to-the-map

 

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 Add a Missing Place to Google Maps

https://www.howtogeek.com/718113/how-to-add-a-missing-place-to-google-maps/

 

How Do I Tell If a Source is Reputable?

In technology, as in life, reputation is everything

We are often advised to trust only "reputable" sites. How do you tell if a site or service has a good reputation?

https://askleo.com/reputable-source/

 

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/

 

Boost Your Pixel's Performance With Google's April Update

https://lifehacker.com/boost-your-pixels-performance-with-googles-april-update-1846627719

 

Google Docs Keyboard Shortcuts Cheatsheet

https://www.maketecheasier.com/cheatsheet/google-docs-keyboard-shortcuts-cheatsheet/

 

Former SolarWinds CEO Blames Intern for Password Security Breach

But the revelation points to bigger issues for the company. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/former-solarwinds-ceo-blames-intern-for-password-security-breach/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to limit the number of characters in a search and replace only a specific character in Word

When a Replace task goes beyond the basics, it requires wildcards and specialized knowledge. Learn how to use specific wildcards to limit the number of characters in a search string.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-limit-the-number-of-characters-in-a-search-and-replace-only-a-specific-character-in-word/

 

Hacker sells $38M worth of gift cards from thousands of shops

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hacker-sells-38m-worth-of-gift-cards-from-thousands-of-shops/

 

Apple pushes back MacBook, iPad production due to supply shortage, report says

The tech giant's production of computers and tablets is apparently strained due to the global supply chain shortage 

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-reportedly-pushes-back-production-of-macbooks-and-ipads-due-to-supply-shortage/

 

How to Add and Remove Folders in Photos app in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/116104-add-remove-folders-photos-app-windows-10-a.html

 

How to disable camera on Windows 10

Windows 10 now lets you enable or disable cameras through the Settings app, and here's how 

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

 

Samsung just unveiled first 8K QLED TVs with this big upgrade

Samsung teams up with MediaTek for first 8K TVs with the fastest wireless connectivity yet

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/samsung-unveils-first-8k-qled-tvs-with-wi-fi-6e-why-thats-a-big-deal

 

Apple Now Blocking iPhone Downgrades to iOS 14.4.1

Apple has recently stopped signing iOS 14.4.1, which means that users who have already updated their iPhones to a newer iOS version can no longer downgrade to this release.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/apple-now-blocking-iphone-downgrades-to-ios-14-4-1-532591.shtmlhttps://news.softpedia.com/news/apple-now-blocking-iphone-downgrades-to-ios-14-4-1-532591.shtml

Are You Really Taking Care of Your Laptop?

https://www.lifewire.com/are-you-taking-care-of-your-laptop-correctly-2378149

 

Apple is already rejecting apps that track users without asking permission

https://bgr.com/2021/04/02/ios-14-5-privacy-features-apple-rejects-apps-no-user-tracking-prompts/

 

Yahoo Answers was the most earnest place on the internet

An extremely sincere, extremely harebrained epicenter of juvenile interest 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/6/22370034/yahoo-answers-shutting-down-most-earnest-place-online

 

[Tip] Remove “Search Tabs” Arrow Button from Title bar in Google Chrome

https://www.askvg.com/tip-remove-search-tabs-arrow-button-from-title-bar-in-google-chrome/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

LG makes a 'three year pledge' on updates for its Android phones

Premium LG phones will continue to get OS upgrades, even though it's quitting the business 

https://www.engadget.com/lg-three-os-update-022608993.html

 

One ring and then they hung up? It’s a sneaky scam that could cost you

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/one-ring-phone-scam/564692/

 

Facebook Is Adding Content Labels to Pages

The social network wants to make it clear what type of content is being viewed 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/facebook-is-adding-content-labels-to-pages

 

These USB Turntables Let You Make Digital Copies of Your Records

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/usb-turntables-let-digital-copies-004705322.html

 

How to Get Live Captions For Any Video or Audio in Chrome

https://www.howtogeek.com/719328/how-to-get-live-captions-for-any-video-or-audio-in-chrome/

 

How Does Bitcoin Mining Work?

It’s a metaphor, but with possible real-world consequences

What does it mean to mine something that doesn't physically exist? And why might it use so much electricity?

https://askleo.com/how-does-bitcoin-mining-work/

 

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/

 

Use This Free Web-Based Teleprompter for Your Next Video

https://lifehacker.com/use-this-free-web-based-teleprompter-for-your-next-vide-1846624023

 

Android App System Update Allows Hackers to Access Your Data

https://www.maketecheasier.com/android-app-system-update-allows-hackers-access-data/

 

Adobe Flash Might Be Dead, But It Can Still Be a Security Threat

Adobe stopped supporting Flash on December 31, 2020, but dead software can still be a threat to your online security. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/adobe-flash-dead-security-threat/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Windows 10 PowerToys: A cheat sheet

Users are always searching for ways to make their computing lives better--the Windows 10 PowerToys are made specifically for this purpose.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-powertoys-a-cheat-sheet/

 

Have I Been Pwned adds search for leaked Facebook phone numbers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/have-i-been-pwned-adds-search-for-leaked-facebook-phone-numbers/

 

Facebook faces lawsuit alleging failure to remove anti-Muslim hate speech

The nonprofit Muslim Advocates alleges in a complaint that Facebook is making false and misleading statements about removing harmful content 

https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-faces-lawsuit-alleging-failure-to-remove-anti-muslim-hate-speech/

 

Factory recovery - Create a Custom Recovery Partition

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/106215-factory-recovery-create-custom-recovery-partition.html

 

How to install and configure VirtualBox on Windows 10

You can use VirtualBox to run different OSes alongside Windows 10, and in this guide, you'll learn the steps to install and configure the virtualization software 

https://pureinfotech.com/install-configure-virtualbox-windows-10/?

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Fake Netflix app spreading malware on Android phones — protect yourself now

Bogus streaming app uses WhatsApp to hop around

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

 

Microsoft Will Update Windows 10 Paint and Snipping Tool via the Store

The classic Windows Paint app showed up in the Microsoft Store earlier this week, and now Microsoft has confirmed that it doesn’t come alone.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-will-update-windows-10-paint-and-snipping-tool-via-the-store-532631.shtml

 

What Is a Webcam?

How computer webcams work and what they do

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-a-webcam-4844083

 

If your Gmail account is flooded with spam, this trick is for you

https://bgr.com/tech/gmail-account-trick-to-figure-out-whos-spamming-you-selling-your-data-5917647/

 

Facebook’s first crack at a Clubhouse competitor is a new Q&A platform called Hotline

Hotline gives hosts control over audience participation

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/7/22372190/facebook-hotline-clubhouse-competitor-q-and-a-app-test

 

[Tip] Backup and Restore (Import/Export) Start Menu Layout in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/tip-backup-and-restore-import-export-start-menu-layout-in-windows-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

Twitch will ban users for serious offline misconduct

An expanded safety policy targets major safety risks to the Twitch community.

https://www.engadget.com/twitch-misconduct-policy-offline-off-platform-182935658.html

 

Email trick: See what sites are selling your data

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/see-what-sites-sell-your-data/785196/

 

Facebook's Latest Experiment Is an Audio and Video Q&A Platform Called Hotline

The social network's spin on Clubhouse and Instagram Live features video 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/facebooks-latest-experiment-is-an-audio-and-video-qa-platform-called-hotline

 

Study suggests Facebook shows users different job ads based on their gender

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/facebook-job-ads-men-women-study-144333009.html

 

How to Sync Files in Microsoft Teams to Your Device

https://www.howtogeek.com/714723/how-to-sync-files-in-microsoft-teams-to-your-device/

 

Just What Is a Backup?

Only, perhaps, the most important term in all of computing

"If it's only in one place, it’s not backed up" really tells you all you need to know.

https://askleo.com/just-what-is-a-backup/

 

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/

 

What You Can Do About That Messy Facebook Data Breach

https://lifehacker.com/what-you-can-do-about-that-messy-facebook-data-breach-1846619772

 

How to Set Different Wallpapers on a Dual-Screen Setup

https://www.maketecheasier.com/set-different-wallpapers-on-different-monitors-windows10/

 

6 Ways to Check Who Is Tracking You Online

Want to see who is tracking you online? Here's what you need to know about who is tracking you online and how to stop it 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/check-who-tracking-you-online/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Most applications today are deployed with vulnerabilities, and many are never patched

AppSec expert says cybersecurity should be a part of the development process from the beginning.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/most-applications-today-are-deployed-with-vulnerabilities-and-many-are-never-patched/

 

Malware attack is preventing car inspections in eight US states

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/malware-attack-is-preventing-car-inspections-in-eight-us-states/

 

Tobii's Eye Tracker 5 brings enhanced immersion to PC gaming

This eye tracking software brings you into your games without the need of a headset 

https://www.cnet.com/news/tobiis-eye-tracker-5-brings-enhanced-immersion-to-pc-gaming/

 

How to Add or Remove "AHCI Link Power Management - HIPM/DIPM" from Power Options in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/72971-add-ahci-link-power-management-power-options-windows.html

 

How to uninstall Microsoft Paint app on Windows 10

The classic Microsoft Paint app is now an optional feature on Windows 10, which means that you can decide to remove or keep the app, and in this guide, you'll learn how to do it 

https://pureinfotech.com/uninstall-microsoft-paint-app-windows-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

What makes a good VPN for streaming?

Not all VPNs are created equal

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/what-makes-a-good-vpn-for-streaming

 

Microsoft Killing Off the Translator App for Windows 10

Microsoft is getting ready to kill off the Translator app for Windows 10, as the company originally announced that the download links would be removed on April 8.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-killing-off-the-translator-app-for-windows-10-532629.shtml

 

How to Install Android on Raspberry Pi

Things you can do with a Raspberry Pi running Android OS

https://www.lifewire.com/install-android-on-raspberry-pi-4776421

 

How to check if your Facebook account was hacked in the massive breach

https://bgr.com/tech/facebook-533-million-hack-how-to-check-email-phone-number-breach-5917963/

 

THE WASTEWATER DISASTER IN FLORIDA IS A SYMPTOM OF HOW WE GROW OUR FOOD

Fertilizer’s messy legacy spreads far beyond the disaster at Piney Point

https://www.theverge.com/22371931/fertilizer-toxic-legacy-florida-wastewater-disaster-piney-point-phosphate

 

[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/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

Apple's Find My app officially works with non-Apple devices

The first new compatible products will arrive next week 

https://www.engadget.com/apple-find-my-third-party-173257478.html

 

What to do if your iCloud or Google storage is full

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

 

Best Buy Pilots Membership Program to Challenge Amazon Prime, Walmart+

The company plans on offering the pilot membership program at 60 stores in six US states later this month 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/best-buy-pilots-membership-program-to-challenge-amazon-prime-walmart-plus

 

Nokia wants you to be able to use its new affordable phones for years

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/nokia-wants-able-affordable-phones-022640531.html

 

What Happens to Your Eyes When You Stare at Screens All Day

https://vitals.lifehacker.com/what-happens-to-your-eyes-when-you-stare-at-screens-all-1846593909

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QUk_rKyXv8

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HoloLens for 120,000 Army personnel: Microsoft inks $21.9 billion deal

Was originally pegged at $480 million in 2018, follows scrutiny over other DOD deals 

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/03/microsoft-us-army-ink-21-9-billion-deal-to-strap-hololens-onto-personnel/

 

Microsoft is finally releasing a 64-bit version of OneDrive for Windows

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/onedrive-windows-64-bit-preview-222528824.html

 

What Is Heart Rate Variability (HRV) on Apple Watch, and Why Does It Matter?

https://www.howtogeek.com/714004/what-is-heart-rate-variability-hrv-on-apple-watch-and-why-it-matters/

 

Want 5G on a budget? Nokia's new phones might be for you

With 5G and a low price tag, Nokia's X20 is an affordable way to put super fast data in your pocket 

https://www.cnet.com/news/want-5g-on-a-budget-nokias-new-phones-might-be-for-you/

 

How to Easily Manage All Your Subscriptions on iOS and Android

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-easily-manage-all-your-subscriptions-on-ios-and-1846605754

 

Try These Handy Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

https://askbobrankin.com/try_these_handy_windows_10_keyboard_shortcuts.html

 

How to use a batch file to reset and renew a network connection in Windows 10

With a little planning and a small batch file, you can reset and renew a Windows 10 network connection without having to reboot your entire PC.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-a-batch-file-to-reset-and-renew-a-network-connection-in-windows-10/

 

Digital artists meet scam artists, as criminals pounce on NFT craze

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cryptocurrency/digital-artists-meet-scam-artists-as-criminals-pounce-on-nft-craze/

 

5 Best Ad Blockers for iOS and iPadOS in 2021

https://www.maketecheasier.com/ad-blocker-ios-10/

 

6 Common VPN Myths and Why You Shouldn't Believe Them

Don't believe these myths and misconceptions about VPNs. Here's the truth so you know what to expect when using a VPN service. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-common-vpn-myths-shouldnt-believe/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Clean Up Component Store (WinSxS folder) in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/82643-clean-up-component-store-winsxs-folder-windows-10-a.html

 

YouTube is once again the most popular social media platform

But Facebook's users are as addicted as ever 

https://www.engadget.com/pew-2021-social-media-report-youtube-facebook-162254196.html

 

How to open and analyze crash dump files on Windows 10

If your PC keeps crashing, the dump file may contain hints on how to solve the problem, and in this guide, we'll show you the steps to review the file on Windows 10 

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-open-and-analyze-dump-error-files-windows-10

 

The Latest Windows 10 Build Bring More News and Interests Taskbar Improvements

Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 preview build for insiders brings a series of improvements, including a bunch of new capabilities for the news and interests experience on the taskbar.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/the-latest-windows-10-build-bring-more-news-and-interests-taskbar-improvements-532627.shtml

 

T-Mobile is upgrading all monthly subscribers to unlimited plans for free

The carrier is also offering unlimited plans to customers of competing carrier 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/7/22371868/tmobile-unlimited-plans-postpaid-upgrade-automatically-offer-free

 

Best free Zoom backgrounds

Download these free Zoom backgrounds to make video calls more fun

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/best-free-zoom-backgrounds

 

Arduino vs. Raspberry Pi

What sets these two popular boards apart?

https://www.lifewire.com/arduino-vs-raspberry-pi-4780279

 

Crazy new device uses 5G signals in the air to charge your gadgets

https://bgr.com/2021/04/04/5g-power-gadgets-through-the-air-georgia-tech/

 

How To Image Search On DuckDuckGo

https://www.techjunkie.com/search-images-duckduckgo/

 

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

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

 

Scam Alert: LinkedIn Users Hit by Malware From Fake Job Offers

With rampant unemployment ongoing, a job offer through LinkedIn can seem like a godsend. Watch out, though, as some offers aren’t what they seem 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/scam-alert-linkedin-users-hit-by-malware-from-fake-job-offers

 

How to check your Apple Pencil battery so you know when to charge it

https://www.yahoo.com/news/check-apple-pencil-battery-know-193329394.html

 

How to Clear Your Tracked Step History on iPhone

https://www.howtogeek.com/713211/how-to-clear-your-tracked-step-history-on-iphone/

 

LG pledges three years of Android software updates despite quitting smartphone business

If you own a newer LG smartphone, you may be entitled to Android OS upgrades for the next two to three years 

https://www.cnet.com/news/lg-pledges-three-years-of-android-software-updates-despite-exiting-smartphone-business/

 

Consolidate Your Home Emergency Kit Now

https://lifehacker.com/nows-the-time-to-consolidate-your-home-emergency-kit-1825238093

 

Try These Handy Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

https://askbobrankin.com/try_these_handy_windows_10_keyboard_shortcuts.html

 

Would you bike on these airless alloy tires? Space tech could transform cycling on terra firma

The METL bike tire has origins based in lunar and Martian exploration, but could reimagine the way people rove bike lanes as cycling gains momentum across the U.S.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/would-you-bike-on-these-airless-alloy-tires-space-tech-could-transform-cycling-on-terra-firma/

 

Hackers hit nine countries, expose 623,036 payment card records

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/hackers-hit-nine-countries-expose-623036-payment-card-records/

 

Netflix Secret Shows Codes Cheatsheet

https://www.maketecheasier.com/cheatsheet/netflix-secret-shows-codes-cheatsheet/

 

Microsoft outage caused by overloaded Azure DNS servers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-outage-caused-by-overloaded-azure-dns-servers/

 

The 6 Best Antivirus Apps for Android

Keep your Android device safe and secure with one of these leading Android antivirus apps. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-antivirus-app-android/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Enable or Disable Including Driver Updates in Windows Update in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/48277-enable-disable-driver-updates-windows-update-windows-10-a.html

 

Sorry, judges, encrypted chat is not like a private thought

Every luddite wants to rule the world 

https://www.engadget.com/encrypted-chat-is-not-like-a-private-thought-143100321.html

 

How to remove malware using Microsoft Safety Scanner on Windows 10

Are you not quite sure the antivirus is working correctly on Windows 10? Get a second opinion with the Microsoft Safety Scanner tool 

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-remove-malware-using-microsoft-safety-scanner-windows-10

 

9 in 10 Supported iPhones Already Running iOS 14

Apple rolled out iOS 14 with much fanfare the last fall, and since then, the company has been pushing for everybody to install the new OS version and benefit from things like App Library, widgets, and so many other improvements.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/9-in-10-supported-iphones-already-running-ios-14-532622.shtml

 

California man indicted for stealing Shopify customer data

The data breach was an inside jo 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/7/22371779/shopify-data-breach-california-tassilo-heinrich-indicted-wire-fraud

 

Google Chrome for iOS just got its first update in ages — here's what's in it

Google has finally pushed an update to Apple devices

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-chrome-for-ios-just-got-its-first-update-in-ages-heres-whats-in-it

 

How to Set up Raspberry Pi as a NAS Server

Access your files anywhere on your network.

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-set-up-raspberry-pi-as-nas-server-4691871

 

Here’s what Google is doing to protect Android users from spying apps

https://bgr.com/2021/04/02/google-android-apps-spying-phone-rules-query-packages/

 

The Five Best Free Video Editing Apps For PC [February 2021]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-free-video-editing-software-pc/

 

Expect even more robocalls soon. Here’s why

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

 

Facebook on Massive User Data Leak: ¯\_()_/¯

Facebook shrugs off taking responsibility for a data leak that exposed the phone numbers of 533 million users, instead placing the blame on contact-importer tool it patched in 2019.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/facebook-on-massive-user-data-leak

 

Amazon coupon slashes $100 off this awesome 4K camera drone – now just $90!

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/amazon-coupon-slashes-100-off-164252739.html

 

How to Have Microsoft Edge Read You Articles Aloud

https://www.howtogeek.com/718669/how-to-have-microsoft-edge-read-you-articles-aloud/

 

Microsoft Paint could finally be moving to the Microsoft Store

MSPaint will also get a new icon 

https://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-paint-could-finally-be-moving-to-the-microsoft-store/

 

How Do I Get iOS to AirDrop JPG Images Instead of HEICs?

https://lifehacker.com/how-do-i-get-ios-to-airdrop-jpg-images-instead-of-heics-1846600843

 

Best Time to Make a Windows 10 Recovery Drive?

https://askbobrankin.com/best_time_to_make_a_windows_10_recovery_drive.html

 

Linux 101: The different types of sudo and su

Knowing which sudo or su command to run is important. Jack Wallen demystifies these two Linux admin tools.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-101-the-different-types-of-sudo-and-su/

 

Ransomware cartel model didn’t fulfill potential, yet, but served as cybercrime proving ground

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/ransomware-cartel-model-didnt-fulfill-potential-yet-but-served-as-cybercrime-proving-ground/

 

How to Disable the “Save Password” Pop-Ups in Chrome

https://www.maketecheasier.com/disable-chrome-asking-save-password/

 

Brown University hit by cyberattack, some systems still offline

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/brown-university-hit-by-cyberattack-some-systems-still-offline/

 

How to Recycle Old PCs, Phones, and Other Tech

Wondering what to do with all that old tech? If you have an old PC or phone, here's how to recycle and reuse them. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-recycle-old-pcs-phones-and-other-tech/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Add or Remove Dropbox Context Menu in Windows

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

 

THX's Onyx is a tiny USB-C headphone DAC that supports master-quality audio

The $200 dongle is a small but mighty audio upgrade 

https://www.engadget.com/thx-onyx-dac-amp-announced-specs-price-140015870.html

 

After over 1,300 days, Paint is finally on its way to the Microsoft Store

If you've been waiting on the edge of your seat for Paint to come to the Microsoft Store, your wait is almost over 

https://www.windowscentral.com/after-over-1300-days-paint-finally-its-way-microsoft-store

 

Microsoft To Do App No Longer Supports iOS 12 and Older

Microsoft To Do has recently received an update that introduces a new operating system requirement on the iPhone.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-to-do-app-no-longer-supports-ios-12-and-older-532613.shtml

 

Samsung is bringing its lowest-cost 5G phones to the US

This year’s Galaxy A-series lineup includes the A32 5G, A42 5G, and A52 5G, starting at $27 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/7/22370189/samsung-galaxy-a52-a42-a32-5g-a12-a02s-price-specs-price

 

Google Chrome is getting a big upgrade to save you time — here's how

Share Hub is arriving on Google Chrome Desktop

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-chrome-will-soon-make-it-a-breeze-to-share-pages-heres-how

 

How to Install a Second SSD

Discover how to add a second solid-state drive to your P 

https://www.lifewire.com/install-a-second-ssd-5071696

 

Apple is already rejecting apps that track users without asking permission

https://bgr.com/2021/04/02/ios-14-5-privacy-features-apple-rejects-apps-no-user-tracking-prompts/

 

The Best Gmail Apps For Windows 10 [February 2021]

https://www.techjunkie.com/gmail-apps-windows-10/

 

Don’t make these mistakes with your COVID vaccine card

https://www.komando.com/coronavirus/keep-your-covid-vaccine-card/784636/

 

Samsung Adds 4 More Smartphones to A-Series Lineup

Samsung's complete A-series lineup will be available in the US 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/samsungs-adds-4-more-smartphones-to-a-series-lineup

 

Search yourself online lately? Why your identity could be at risk

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/digital-footprint-online-identity-theft-malwarebytes-yahoo-subscriptions-212614314-183207115.html

 

How to Choose Between Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and Lubuntu

https://www.howtogeek.com/718012/how-to-choose-between-ubuntu-kubuntu-xubuntu-and-lubuntu/

 

Samsung's new SmartTag Plus uses augmented reality to help you find your keys

The device will launch globally on April 16 

https://www.cnet.com/home/smart-home/samsungs-new-smarttag-plus-uses-augmented-reality-to-help-you-find-your-keys/

 

Reset Your Ubiquiti Passwords Right Now

https://lifehacker.com/reset-your-ubiquiti-passwords-right-now-1846598381

 

9 Computer Facts That Are Not True

https://askbobrankin.com/9_computer_facts_that_are_not_true.html

 

How Linux users can enable sync service in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft has added its sync option to the Linux version of their Edge browser, only not out of the box. Jack Wallen shows you how to enable the feature.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-linux-users-can-enable-sync-service-in-microsoft-edge/

 

Krebs: It’s time for a law that invests in the digital infrastructure

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/krebs-its-time-for-a-law-that-invests-in-the-digital-infrastructure/

 

Is Your MacBook Trackpad Not Working? Here Are the Fixes!

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-trackpad-not-working-macbook/

 

Asteelflash electronics maker hit by REvil ransomware attack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/asteelflash-electronics-maker-hit-by-revil-ransomware-attack/

 

4 Ways to Remove Trojan Horse Malware From Windows 10

Troubled by the Trojan malware infection? Learn how to remove a Trojan from Windows 10 computer and keep it safe for the future, too. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/ways-remove-trojan-horse-malware-windows-10/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to create a Windows 10 ISO image for clean, in-place upgrade and repair install

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/72031-create-windows-10-iso-image-existing-installation.html

 

European privacy group claims Android's ad-tracking code is illegal

The complaint comes from the same group that blasted Apple's methods 

https://www.engadget.com/google-android-ad-tracking-complaint-134216420.html

 

How to install a Windows 10 update when you don't have enough free space

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-install-any-major-update-windows-10-low-storage-devices

 

Yahoo Officially Kills Off Yahoo Answers

There was a time when Yahoo Answers was the go-to destination for anyone who wanted to get support on a specific topic, but just like Yahoo itself, this service gradually lost ground, eventually become a land that few people know it still exists.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/yahoo-officially-kills-off-yahoo-answers-532612.shtml

 

DJI Air 2S with improved camera sensor leaks in new images

With a better camera sensor than last year’s Mavic Air 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/7/22371404/dji-air-2s-photo-leak-news-rumors-features-specs-upgraded-camera-mavic 

 

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

 

HDD vs SSD Storage

Make the right decision for your computer storag 

https://www.lifewire.com/hdd-vs-ssd-storage-4777761

 

If your Gmail account is flooded with spam, this trick is for you

https://bgr.com/2021/04/01/gmail-account-trick-to-figure-out-whos-spamming-you-selling-your-data/

 

How To Send Confirmation Emails From Google Forms

https://www.alphr.com/send-confirmation-emails-google-forms/

 

How to get rid of all the junk in your Windows 10 Start menu

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/declutter-windows-10-start-menu/784706/

 

When Companies Fail to Pay, Ransomware Gangs Email Their Customers

If a company takes too long to pay, ransomware gangs are emailing their customers in the hopes that those panicked customers will pressure the firm to pay up, Krebs on Security reports.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/ransomware-gangs-are-emailing-customers-to-put-more-pressure-on-companies

 

Apple is reportedly refusing to testify at an upcoming congressional antitrust hearing as its App Store remains at the center of scrutiny

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-reportedly-refusing-testify-upcoming-133044549.html

 

Biden plan calls for $100B in EV rebates and that's huge

We knew EV rebates were included in the plan, but not exactly how much the government would provide for them.

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/biden-ev-rebates-infrastructure-plan/

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5k_k3e-ciE

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