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14 ways to speed up Windows 10

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

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

 

Samsung's Galaxy S20 5G can be yours for as little as $300 right now

https://www.phonearena.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s20-5g-google-fi-deal-new-existing-subscribers_id131672

 

Apple wants to make it much easier to fix typos on your iPhone

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/apple-wants-much-easier-fix-220704406.html

 

How to Read Kindle Books on Your Computer or a Website

https://www.howtogeek.com/715760/how-to-read-kindle-books-on-your-computer-or-a-website/

 

How to Create a Pivot Table in Excel

Learn how to create pivot tables in Excel and how to use them to draw out the information you want to see. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/create-a-pivot-table-in-excel/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

grepWin is an open source tool that searches for files and inside documents using regex

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/04/09/grepwin-is-an-open-source-tool-that-searches-for-files-and-inside-documents-using-regex/

 

Worldwide smartphone revenues set for highest growth in six years

Pandemic recovery is cause for optimism

https://www.techradar.com/news/worldwide-smartphone-revenues-set-for-highest-growth-in-six-years

 

Can you spot a deceptive installer?

https://blog.avast.com/deceptive-installers-tips-avast

 

Is Copyright Still an Issue If Something’s Not Available Anywhere?

Copyright is a complex topic, but the practical implications are simple. I'll look at availability, copyright, and more.

https://askleo.com/copyright-still-issue-somethings-not-available-anywhere/

 

How to get back online after a Windows 10 update breaks your internet access

If your computer no longer connects to the internet after an update, use this guide to troubleshoot and fix the problem on Windows 10 

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-regain-internet-access-after-installing-update-windows-10

 

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

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/160784-enable-disable-reload-internet-explorer-mode-microsoft-edge.html

 

Hackers try to extort Apple after stealing files from company that makes its products

The high-profile attempt comes as the Biden administration strategizes about how to fight ransomware 

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/apple/hackers-try-extort-apple-stealing-files-company-makes-products-rcna750

 

CCleaner Browser (based on Chromium)

A web browser with built-in security and privacy features to keep you safe online that comes packed with all the tools you need to manage your online privacy, identity, and personal data

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

How to Fix Someone's Computer When You Can't Visit Them

https://gizmodo.com/how-to-fix-someones-computer-when-you-cant-visit-them-1846659061

 

Microsoft’s new Windows 10 taskbar widget starts rolling out today

News and weather on your Windows taskba 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/22/22397237/microsoft-windows-10-taskbar-weather-news-widget-feature-available-now

 

How to Set Up Dual Monitors on a Mac

Get more productivity out of your Mac with multiple monitors

https://www.lifewire.com/set-up-dual-monitors-on-a-mac-5116847

 

New Siri Remote lacks accelerometer and gyroscope, affecting some Apple TV games

https://9to5mac.com/2021/04/22/new-siri-remote-lacks-accelerometer-and-gyroscope-affecting-some-apple-tv-games/

 

4 Open Source Tools to Add to Your Security Arsenal

Open source solutions can offer an accessible and powerful way to enhance your security-testing capabilities 

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/4-open-source-tools-to-add-to-your-security-arsenal/a/d-id/1340487

 

20 security secrets hackers don’t want you to know

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/hackers-devious-tricks/786156/

 

iPhone Hacking Device From Cellebrite Is Rife With Exploitable Flaws, Says Signal

The founder of the encrypted messaging app Signal somehow got his hands on the smartphone hacking device from Cellebrite, and claims the technology can be manipulated to extract false data 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/iphone-hacking-device-from-cellebrite-is-rife-with-exploitable-flaws-says

 

Nvidia's first data-center CPU could soften the blow if its $40B quest to buy ARM collapses

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/nvidia-grace-cpu-arm-acquisition-195612262.html

 

How to Hide or Disable the “Recents” Folder on the Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/716661/how-to-hide-or-disable-the-recents-folder-on-the-mac/

 

Dropbox Is Offering Its Password Manager to All Users for Free

Free accounts will have certain limitations, including the number of passwords they can store.

https://www.makeuseof.com/dropbox-passwords-free-for-all-users/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Motrix is a cross-platform, open-source download manager for Windows, Linux and macOS

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/04/08/motrix-is-a-cross-platform-open-source-download-manager-for-windows-linux-and-macos/

 

How immersive tech can revolutionize our public services

https://www.techradar.com/news/how-immersive-tech-can-revolutionize-our-public-services

 

Are background checks on Tinder actually a good move?

https://blog.avast.com/tinder-background-checks-avast

 

How Do I Clear the Browser Cache in Mozilla Firefox?

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-clear-the-browser-cache-in-mozilla-firefox/

 

Microsoft Teams on iOS now supports custom background images

Microsoft Teams for iOS now supports custom backgrounds within calls and meetings.

https://www.windowscentral.com/teams-ios-now-supports-custom-background-images

 

How to use CMD script and VBScript to control Windows Update in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/148203-using-cmd-script-vbscript-control-windows-update.html

 

China behind another hack as U.S. cybersecurity issues mount

Cybersecurity company Mandiant said Pulse Secure, a program that businesses often use to let workers remotely connect to their offices, had been compromised.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/china-another-hack-us-cybersecurity-issues-mount-rcna744

 

Windows 10 Sophia Script Wrapper

Customize your Windows copy by tweaking settings related to privacy, telemetry, the working environment, the system, the start and the context menus, and so on

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/Windows-10-Debloat.shtml

 

The FCC Wants You To Use Its Speed Test App to Figure Out Where Internet Is Bad

https://gizmodo.com/the-fcc-wants-you-to-use-its-speed-test-app-to-figure-o-1846667372

 

Facebook pivots from politics to ‘inspiration’

With surveys, optional settings, and potentially naive hop 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/22/22397583/facebook-news-feed-customer-survey-inspirational-relevant-interests-posts

 

How to Unlock a Frozen Mouse on a Laptop

Troubleshooting a mouse that won't budge

https://www.lifewire.com/unlock-frozen-mouse-on-laptop-5115968

 

Logitech Combo Touch keyboard case for new iPad Pro models saves $100-$120

https://9to5mac.com/2021/04/21/logitech-combo-touch-ipad-pro-2021/

 

CISA Urges Caution for Security Researchers Targeted in Attack Campaign

The agency urges researchers to take precautions amid an ongoing targeted threat campaign 

https://www.darkreading.com/perimeter/cisa-urges-caution-for-security-researchers-targeted-in-attack-campaign/d/d-id/1340680

 

Say goodbye to Google’s tracking – This Gmail alternative protects your privacy (a Smart Search option is also showing up for browsers)

https://www.komando.com/privacy/startmail-vs-gmail/786325/

 

What Is Wi-Fi 6E?

Wi-Fi 6E adds support for 6GHz wireless spectrum, for faster wireless speeds and lower latencies than previous generations, but you'll need a new router and Wi-Fi 6E-compatible devices to take advantage of those new airwaves. Should you upgrade now 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/what-is-wi-fi-6e

 

Google rolls out Chrome 90, which defaults to HTTPS instead of HTTP

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/chrome-90-https-secure-browsing-031843815.html

 

How to Install Extensions (Add-ons) in Mozilla Firefox

https://www.howtogeek.com/719529/how-to-install-extensions-add-ons-in-mozilla-firefox/

 

8 Mobile Apps to Improve Your Daily Routine

Having trouble keeping up with your daily routine? Here are 8 mobile apps that can help. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/mobile-apps-to-improve-daily-routine/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Change the resolution of your primary monitor instantly with QuickChangeResolution

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/04/07/change-the-resolution-of-your-primary-monitor-instantly-with-quickchangeresolution/

 

Dispelling the myths around passwordless authentication

Biometrics could transform digital authentication

https://www.techradar.com/news/dispelling-the-myths-around-passwordless-authentication

 

Here's how to shift to a user-focused security model

https://blog.avast.com/shifting-to-a-user-focused-security-model-avast

 

How Do I Clear The Browser Cache in Microsoft Edge?

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-clear-the-browser-cache-in-microsoft-edge/

 

G.SKILL just made one of the best DDR4 RAM kits even better

G.SKILL took one of the best-looking and best-performing memory kits and added a striking crystalline pattern.

https://www.windowscentral.com/gskill-just-made-one-best-ddr4-ram-even-better

 

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

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/104815-allow-deny-os-apps-access-messaging-windows-10-a.html

 

E.U. proposes rules for high-risk artificial intelligence uses

The proposals also include a prohibition in principle on “remote biometric identification,” such as the use of live facial recognition on crowds of people in public places.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/eu-proposes-rules-high-risk-artificial-intelligence-uses-rcna731

 

EASEUS Partition Master Free Edition

Modify the structure of your hard drive, move and copy partitions, change their labels or defragment them with this advanced program

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/EASEUS-Partition-Manager.shtml

 

MiniLED Supply Issues Could Delay New iPad Pro Launches

https://gizmodo.com/miniled-supply-issues-could-delay-new-ipad-pro-launches-1846666424

 

Windows 10’s Timeline feature is going away

A logical change, given the discontinuation of the iOS and Android Cortana apps

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/14/22384316/windows-10-timeline-feature-cortana-sync-ios-android-removed

 

How to Show or Hide Icons in the Windows 10 System Tray

Missing a System Tray icon, or need to hide one? Let’s do it!

https://www.lifewire.com/show-or-hide-icons-in-system-tray-in-windows-10-5115219

 

M1 iMacs don’t offer Target Display Mode for use as an external monitor, but here’s a workaround

https://9to5mac.com/2021/04/21/m1-imac-target-display-mode/

 

Car hacking

https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/articles/car-hacking

 

Secret way to send hidden messages on an iPhone

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/send-hidden-messages-iphone/785941/

 

The Many Faces of Malware: A Tour of Real-World Samples

Most people never come face-to-face with malware, but having tested security software at PCMag for decades, I'm not most people. Let's take a deep dive into the dark web to see what malware actually looks like.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-many-faces-of-malware-a-tour-of-real-world-samples

 

DJI unveils the Air 2S drone with 20-megapixel camera

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/dji-air-2s-camera-drone-130053973.html

 

How to Add a Gmail Account to Outlook Online

https://www.howtogeek.com/715970/how-to-add-a-gmail-account-to-outlook-online/

 

Apple Lobbying Against Rules That Could Disrupt the Tech Giants

New bills are targeting the likes of Apple with App Store legislation. Apple's taking issue. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/apple-lobbying-rules-disrupt-tech-giants/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

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

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

 

Surprise new AMD Ryzen CPU is available – but it’s probably not what you expected

Ryzen 5 3500X is another option for an affordable processor from Team Red

https://www.techradar.com/news/surprise-new-amd-ryzen-cpu-is-available-but-its-probably-not-what-you-expected

 

Here's what your Amazon Echo knows about you

https://blog.avast.com/what-amazon-echo-knows-about-you-avast

 

How Do I Clear The Browser Cache in Google Chrome?

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-clear-the-browser-cache-in-google-chrome/

 

Best Graphics Card 2021: Top GPUs for Gaming

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-graphics-cards

 

How to Turn On or Off Snip Outline in Snip & Sketch app in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/126185-turn-off-snip-outline-snip-sketch-app-windows-10-a.html

 

As network news leadership shuffles, doubts about future loom

Recent executive shakeups underscore the financial challenges of some of the country's biggest TV news operations, which are still working out how to transition to streaming.

https://www.nbcnews.com/media/network-news-leadership-shuffles-doubts-future-loom-rcna726

 

AVG Clear (AVG Remover)

Simple-to-handle tool that analyzes your system in order to remove AVG products in case the uninstallation process has failed repeatedly

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Uninstallers/AVG-Remover.shtml

 

Don't Buy the Old Apple TV

https://gizmodo.com/dont-buy-the-old-apple-tv-1846742387

 

THE REAL-WORLD AI ISSUE

How artificial intelligence and machine learning are affecting technology right now

https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/28/18194816/ai-artificial-intelligence-issue

 

Simple Ways to Maintain Your Computer

The 3 most important maintenance tasks for your PC

https://www.lifewire.com/maintain-computer-4097220

 

Bloomberg: iOS 15 to feature redesigned iPad home screen, new notifications options

https://9to5mac.com/2021/04/22/bloomberg-ios-15-to-feature-redesigned-ipad-home-screen-new-notifications-features/

 

Plybot

https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/articles/plybot

 

How to stop all your smart devices from listening to you and recording what you say

https://www.komando.com/privacy/stop-smart-devices-from-listening/753004/

 

Microsoft's Nuance Acquisition Is All About Developing Smart Voice Assistants

Nuance's goal has been to build the most 'advanced conversational AI solution' for enterprises, including healthcare providers, banks, and retail businesses.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsofts-nuance-acquisition-is-all-about-developing-smart-voice-assistants

 

Bang & Olufsen's latest speaker was designed to look like a book

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bang-and-olufsen-beosound-emerge-speaker-070015837.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/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Why Online Gaming Communities Are the Worst: 4 Reasons to Stay Away

Stepping away from online gaming communities has been beneficial for me in many different ways 

https://whatnerd.com/why-i-distance-myself-from-gaming-communities/

 

Distro Walk: elementary OS

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Issues/2021/246/elementary-OS

 

6 ways the new 24-inch M1 iMac still falls frustratingly short

The new iMac is a heck of a machine, but it's not all awesome.

https://www.macworld.com/article/344064/24-inch-m1-imac-shortcomings-m1-display-design-ports-face-id.html

 

The Easy-to-Avoid Two-Factor Loss Risk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D0eMmaRRHg

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How To Check If Your Drivers Are Up To Date

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

 

Samsung's Galaxy Upcycling at Home arrives in time for Earth Day to repurpose your old phones

Don't throw away your old Galaxy phone just yet.

https://www.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-upcycling-home-earth-day

 

Why You Should Never Spend Over $500 on a Smartphone Again

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/why-never-spend-over-500-010004758.html

 

What’s the Difference Between Clarity and Texture in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom?

https://www.howtogeek.com/717531/whats-the-difference-between-clarity-and-texture-in-adobe-photoshop-lightroom/

 

Why Do Search Results Not Have Dates?

https://askleo.com/why-do-search-results-not-have-dates/

 

10 Social Skills You Can Learn Playing Video Games

We may set video games in fictitious worlds, but you can learn some important social skills while gaming. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/social-skills-learned-playing-video-games/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

ServiceTray allows you to control any Windows Service quickly from the system tray

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/04/03/servicetray-allows-you-to-control-any-windows-service-quickly-from-the-system-tray/

 

What's in the latest Chrome update? Default to HTTPS, focused links

Chrome 90’s most interesting feature lets users create links to specific text on a web page. Behind the scenes, the release adds support for the AV1 codec for better-quality videoconferencing and defaults to encrypted site connections 

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3211427/whats-in-the-latest-chrome-update.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

You can now run Windows 10 on Apple's M1 MacBooks

You can now marry the beautiful hardware of Apple's M1 Macs with Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/you-can-now-run-windows-10-apples-m1-macbooks-parallels

 

Slack and BaseCamp used to lure users into downloading malware

Two new complex campaigns discovered by Sophos

https://www.techradar.com/news/slack-and-basecamp-used-to-infect-company-machines-with-malicious-malware

 

SIM swapping: What it is and how to stop it

https://blog.avast.com/all-about-sim-swapping-avast

 

DuckDuckGo Unwraps Google FLoC Blocker

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/DuckDuckGo-Unwraps-Google-FLoC-Blocker-87102.html

 

How to Create Soft and Hard Symbolic Links in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/131182-create-soft-hard-symbolic-links-windows.html

 

Facebook oversight board widens scope to rule on content left up on platform

In the coming weeks, the oversight board is also expected to decide whether to uphold Facebook’s indefinite suspension of former U.S. President Donald Trump.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/facebook-oversight-board-widens-scope-rule-content-left-platform-rcna665

 

CISA gives federal agencies until Friday to patch Exchange servers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/cisa-gives-federal-agencies-until-friday-to-patch-exchange-servers/

 

Avast Clear

When you cannot successfully remove avast! products the standard way, you can use this utility and thoroughly clean your PC of avast! traces

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Uninstallers/Avast-Uninstall-Utility.shtml

 

APPLE TRUSTS PHOBIO FOR ITS TRADE-INS, BUT MAYBE YOU SHOULD THINK TWICE

The Atlanta-based firm is the behind-the-scenes operator of Apple’s trade-in program, and its online reputation raises question 

https://www.theverge.com/22368541/apple-trade-in-phobio-macbook-white-spots

 

LibreOffice Writer review

LibreOffice Writer gives solid performance with a clunky user interface

https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/libreoffice-writer

 

How to Use Super Resolution in Photoshop and Lightroom—Plus Some Free Alternatives

https://gizmodo.com/how-to-use-super-resolution-in-photoshop-and-lightroom-1846637695

 

Chrome Gets New Features

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10925/chrome-gets-new-features

 

Can AI Teach Us to Be More Human? Maybe...

Empathy may be programmable, but at what price 

https://www.lifewire.com/can-ai-teach-us-to-be-more-human-maybe-5179307

 

New World: Today at Apple imagines post-pandemic life through creativity

https://9to5mac.com/2021/04/21/today-at-apple-new-world-creative-gallery/

 

Weather and news are coming to the Windows 10 taskbar

You can disable the feature if you don't want it cluttering your desktop 

https://www.engadget.com/windows-10-news-and-interests-feature-202322017.html

 

Windows 10 warning: New ransomware changes all your passwords

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/windows-10-ransomware-revil/785801/

 

How to Get Photos Off Your iPhone (or Any Smartphone)

Are your photos trapped on your phone? Here's how to get them onto your PC and the internet for storing, editing, and sharing 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/how-to-get-photos-off-your-iphone-or-any-smartphone

 

If you get this message from Apple, don’t open it, because it’s a scam

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/message-apple-don-t-open-211644265.html

 

Where Is the Pictures Folder on a Mac?

https://www.howtogeek.com/714244/where-is-the-pictures-folder-on-a-mac/

 

Why Are There Websites in My Browser History I’ve Never Been To?

https://askleo.com/why-are-there-websites-in-my-browser-history-ive-never-been-to/

 

Vinyl Outsold CDs in 2020: What This Means for the Future of Music

Vinyl records are selling better than they ever have in recent years. Should Spotify and Apple Music be worried? 

https://www.makeuseof.com/vinyl-outsold-cd-what-this-means-for-music/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

SimpleCodeGenerator is a new tool from NirSoft that lets you create QR Codes for URLs

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/04/01/simplecodegenerator-is-a-new-tool-from-nirsoft-that-lets-you-create-qr-codes-for-urls/

 

Top 10 file-sharing options: Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, OneDrive and more

Most file-sharing services have evolved into full-blown collaboration platforms. We look at 10 online services ranging from basic to enterprise-level 

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3262636/top-10-file-sharing-options-dropbox-box-google-drive-onedrive-and-more.html?

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Every supported version of Windows 10 just received a new update

It's time to update your PC with the latest cumulative updates for Windows 10 

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-patch-tuesday-updates-april-2021

 

This vital Windows 10 tool just got a highly anticipated upgrade

Windows Terminal 1.7 is live, with a new user interface for settings

https://www.techradar.com/news/windows-10-command-line-tool-receives-highly-anticipated-upgrade

 

Facebook expands its Oversight Board scope

https://blog.avast.com/facebook-expands-oversight-board-scope-avast

 

Nvidia and the End of Movies as We Know Them

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Nvidia-and-the-End-of-Movies-as-We-Know-Them-87099.html

 

How to Pause and Resume Sync in OneDrive in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/82203-how-pause-resume-sync-onedrive-windows-10-a.html

 

Child safety groups ask Facebook to scrap plans for Instagram for kids

Experts raise concerns about privacy, screen time, mental health, self-esteem and commercial pressure 

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/child-safety-groups-ask-facebook-asked-scrap-plans-instagram-kids-n1264112

 

NSA discovers critical Exchange Server vulnerabilities, patch now

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/nsa-discovers-critical-exchange-server-vulnerabilities-patch-now/

 

Download AsusWrt-Merlin’s Latest Router Firmware - Version 386.2.2

In terms of custom releases, AsusWrt-Merlin has continuously developed more and more firmware packages for some of ASUS’ top routers, such as its newest 386.2.2 that includes several improvements and fixes.

https://drivers.softpedia.com/blog/download-asuswrt-merlin-s-latest-router-firmware-version-386-2-2-532672.shtml

 

TCL’s Fold ‘n Roll concept transforms a 6.87-inch phone into a 10-inch tablet

It’s a delightful mashup of previously showcased flexing and rolling concept 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/14/22383668/tcl-fold-n-roll-concept-rollable-phone-tablet

 

Lenovo 500 FHD Webcam for PCs falls to $40 — its lowest price ever

Grab the Lenovo 500 FHD webcam for under $40

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/lenovo-500-fhd-webcam-for-pcs-falls-to-dollar40-its-lowest-price-ever

 

Security Researchers Find Zoom Vulnerabilities That Would Have Let Bad Actors Take Over Your Computer

https://gizmodo.com/security-researchers-find-zoom-vulnerabilities-that-wou-1846659492

 

Use of AI Could Be Banned or Restricted

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10924/use-ai-could-be-banned-or-restricted

 

AI's Improving TV Image Quality, But It's Not Perfect

AI image processing is a key feature in modern TV 

https://www.lifewire.com/ais-improving-tv-image-quality-but-its-not-perfect-5179302

 

New Siri Remote lacks accelerometer and gyroscope, affecting some Apple TV games

https://9to5mac.com/2021/04/22/new-siri-remote-lacks-accelerometer-and-gyroscope-affecting-some-apple-tv-games/

 

Signal hacked Cellebrite's phone hacking software used by law enforcement

The company hinted that it may update the messaging app to stymie future hack attempts.

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/grandparent-door-scam/786335/

 

Crooks are showing up at seniors’ doors – Warn your loved ones about this new scam

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/grandparent-door-scam/786335/

 

Afraid of getting scammed online? Read this now

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/dont-let-scammers-ruin-your-day-system-mechanic-lastpass-gemini-192511284-170200161-055422472.html

 

How to Delete Books and Documents from Your Kindle Library

https://www.howtogeek.com/715730/how-to-delete-books-and-documents-from-your-kindle-library/

 

How Do I Change My DNS to 1.1.1.1 in Windows 10?

Alternate DNS providers can be faster, safer, or both. I'll show you how to change your DNS setting for Windows 10.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-change-my-dns-to-1-1-1-1-in-windows-10/

 

What Is the Auto-Advance Feature in Gmail and How to Use It

The auto-advance feature in Gmail can save you a lot of time. Here's how to enable and use it. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/auto-advance-feature-in-gmail-how-to-use-it/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

SCleaner is an open source Disk Cleanup alternative

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/21/scleaner-is-an-open-source-disk-cleanup-alternative/

 

Skimping on drive space means Windows 10 update woes

Too many users have encountered the dreaded “Windows needs more space” message when trying to update Windows 10. Here’s the bare minimum drive space business and IT professionals should shoot for 

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3615494/skimping-on-drive-space-means-windows-10-update-woes.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Best Free Antivirus Software 2021

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

 

Google Project Zero will give companies more time before disclosing security flaws

Wants to allow extra time for patching

https://www.techradar.com/news/google-project-zero-will-give-companies-more-time-before-disclosing-security-flaws

 

New Microsoft Exchange patches that SMBs should apply immediately

https://blog.avast.com/new-microsoft-exchange-patches-for-smbs-avast

 

How Fixable Is the Unsafe Internet?

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/How-Fixable-Is-the-Unsafe-Internet-87097.html

 

How to Reset and Rebuild Search Index in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/58569-rebuild-search-index-windows-10-a.html

 

Facebook to add podcasts and 'soundbites' in new audio-only push

Audio-only social apps have blossomed during the coronavirus pandemic, and Facebook is following a path set out by Clubhouse and other buzzy startups 

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/facebook-add-podcasts-soundbites-new-audio-only-push-rcna717

 

New Linux, macOS malware hidden in fake Browserify NPM package

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-linux-macos-malware-hidden-in-fake-browserify-npm-package/

 

NVIDIA Rolls Out GeForce Game Ready Driver for Mortal Shell - Get Version 466.11

NVIDIA has pushed out a new GeForce graphics driver targeted at several of its GPU models, namely the 466.11 update, which promises to provide the latest performance optimizations, profiles, and bug fixes for Mortal Shell.

https://drivers.softpedia.com/blog/nvidia-rolls-out-geforce-game-ready-driver-for-mortal-shell-get-version-466-11-532669.shtml

 

How CO2 sensors might help us return to ‘normal’

They can help monitor ventilation

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/14/22382361/covid-carbon-dioxide-co2-ventilation-sensor-bars-restaurant

 

The best cheap laptop deals of April 2021

Save with the best cheap laptop deals right now

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/best-laptop-deals

 

Man Who Swears He's 'Not a Dumbass' Arrested for Attempting to Murder the Internet

https://gizmodo.com/man-who-swears-hes-not-a-dumbass-arrested-for-attemptin-1846654680

 

Phones to Alert Pedestrians to 'Pay Attention'

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10923/phones-alert-pedestrians-pay-attention

 

The 9 Best All-In-One Printers of 2021

Buy a machine that can do it all (print, scan, copy, and fax 

https://www.lifewire.com/best-all-in-one-printers-4062377

 

Apple execs address merging the iPad and Mac, mini-LED, and more in new interview

https://9to5mac.com/2021/04/22/ipad-pro-mac-m1-interview-apple-exec/#more-715664

 

Discord blocks adult NSFW servers on its iOS app

Those communities are still available on Android and other platforms.

https://www.engadget.com/discord-adult-nswf-servers-blocked-ios-app-174844177.html

 

Call and text history exposed for millions of cellphone owners

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/call-and-text-history-exposed/786332/

 

How to Turn Off Autoplay Videos

Whether you want to avoid disturbing content or preserve bandwidth, here's how to turn off autoplay videos on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video 

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-turn-off-autoplay-videos

 

How the Kremlin provides a safe harbor for ransomware

https://www.yahoo.com/news/kremlin-provides-safe-harbor-ransomware-025353800.html

 

How to Make a Website into a Windows 10 App

https://www.howtogeek.com/718611/how-to-make-a-website-into-a-windows-10-app/

 

Two Steps to Better Search Results

https://askleo.com/two-steps-better-search-results/

 

5 Free Apps and Sites to Learn How to Draw Online for Beginners or Artists

Ever felt like you had an artist hidden inside you? Use these apps and sites to learn how to draw and hone your skills. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/free-apps-and-sites-to-learn-how-to-draw-online/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Iperius Backup is a user-friendly program for backing up your files and folders

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/18/iperius-backup-is-a-user-friendly-program-for-backing-up-your-files-and-folders/

 

14 ways to speed up Windows 10

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

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

 

Incredibly, this Pinterest app still gets updated for Windows 10 Mobile

Long live Piny 

https://www.windowscentral.com/incredibly-pinterest-app-still-gets-updated-windows-10-mobile

 

Best speech-to-text software in 2021: Free, paid and online voice recognition apps and services

Turn audio into text

https://www.techradar.com/news/best-speech-to-text-app

 

How to add authentication to your Facebook and Google accounts

https://blog.avast.com/facebook-and-google-account-authentication-avast

 

DNS Flaws Expose Millions of IoT Devices to Hacker Threats

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/DNS-Flaws-Expose-Millions-of-IoT-Devices-to-Hacker-Threats-87096.html

 

How to Enable or Disable Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/127060-enable-disable-windows-recovery-environment-windows-10-a.html

 

Apple reinstates Parler app, stands by initial ban

The app was banned from the App Store shortly after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot 

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/apple-reinstates-parler-app-stands-initial-ban-rcna713

 

RIP: Microsoft Edge Legacy nuked by April Windows Updates

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/rip-microsoft-edge-legacy-nuked-by-april-windows-updates/

 

Get NVIDIA’s April Studio Graphics Driver Update - Version 462.31

NVIDIA has announced the availability of a new STUDIO graphics driver, namely version 462.31, which adds compatibility with the new RTX A5000, RTX A4000, T1000, T600, and T400 GPU models, and implements other changes.

https://drivers.softpedia.com/blog/get-nvidia-s-april-studio-graphics-driver-update-version-462-31-532668.shtml

 

AUTOMATIC GENDER RECOGNITION TECH IS DANGEROUS, SAY CAMPAIGNERS: IT’S TIME TO BAN IT

Simplistic gender binaries infringe on the right to self-expression

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/14/22381370/automatic-gender-recognition-sexual-orientation-facial-ai-analysis-ban-campaign

 

Where to buy a webcam: These stores have stock

Where to buy a webcam

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/where-to-buy-a-webcam

 

Cybercriminals Bought Facebook Ads for a Fake Clubhouse App That Was Riddled With Malware

https://gizmodo.com/cybercriminals-bought-facebook-ads-for-a-fake-clubhouse-1846651950

 

Courts Divided Over Disabled Access to Websites

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10922/courts-divided-over-disabled-access-websites

 

The 9 Best Wireless Routers of 2021

Shop the best routers for gamers, streamers, large houses, apartments and more

https://www.lifewire.com/best-wireless-routers-4038590

 

Here’s how the new M1 iMac compares to the Intel iMacs

https://9to5mac.com/2021/04/22/new-m1-imac-vs-intel-imac/#more-715456

 

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

 

Want to meet Einstein? Talk to this digital recreation

https://www.komando.com/technology/digital-albert-einstein-uneeq/786097/

 

How to Create an Anonymous Email Account

It's not easy to be anonymous on the internet. Here's how you can stay hidden even on email 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/how-to-create-an-anonymous-email-account

 

A huge new hacking threat was just discovered

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/huge-hacking-threat-just-discovered-214726329.html

 

Use anacron for a better crontab

Instead of manually performing repetitive tasks, let Linux do them for you 

https://opensource.com/article/21/2/linux-automation?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=weekly&sc_cid=7013a000002w0CEAAY

 

Edge Impulse and TinyML on Raspberry Pi

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/edge-impulse-and-tinyml-on-raspberry-pi/

 

Swap Meet

For the occasional local file transfer, a few simple tools can do the job quickly and efficiently.

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Issues/2021/246/File-Exchange

 

Is ‘A Dog Will Lick His Butt But Won’t Eat A Pickle Road’ Real?

Whether the statement is true or not, it's one whopping-long street name 

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/dog-lick-butt-wont-eat-pickle-rd/

 

Latest LinDoz: An Ideal Windows-to-Linux Crossover

https://linuxinsider.com/story/latest-lindoz-an-ideal-windows-to-linux-crossover-87075.html

 

Is it Safe to Delete This File?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTthdMKC7oo

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How the Kremlin Provides a Safe Harbor for Ransomware

https://www.securityweek.com/how-kremlin-provides-safe-harbor-ransomware

 

House approves legislative blueprint to rein in Big Tech

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/e5bd5f38-c611-3517-aaf0-c56408777bf2/house-approves-legislative.html

 

How to Type with Your Voice on iPhone and iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/714932/how-to-type-with-your-voice-on-iphone-and-ipad/

 

Add, remove text from PDFs with the free and offline PicoPDF tool

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/16/add-remove-text-from-pdfs-with-the-free-and-offline-picopdf-tool/

 

The Most Important Skill You Can Improve

https://askleo.com/important-skill-can-improve/

 

10 Real Life Skills You Can Learn Playing Video Games

You can learn a lot from video games that can apply to your lived experiences; here are some skills you can gain. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/life-skills-learn-playing-video-games/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

ParkMobile Breach Exposes License Plate Data, Mobile Numbers of 21M Users

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/04/parkmobile-breach-exposes-license-plate-data-mobile-numbers-of-21m-users/

 

Report: Samsung may change course and begin selling OLED TVs

A deal with LG is close to being finalized, according to South Korean outlets 

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/04/samsung-may-begin-buying-oled-tv-panels-from-lg-reports-say/

 

With Parallels, Apple continues to make superior Windows PCs

One tester found that Windows for ARM running on an M1 Mac via Parallels Desktop was the “fastest version of Windows” they’d ever used 

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3615309/with-parallels-apple-continues-to-make-superior-windows-pcs.html

 

Microsoft releases new Android web browser to rival Chrome

Preview version of Microsoft Edge lands in Google Play

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-releases-new-android-web-browser-to-rival-chrome

 

AMD's 7nm Ryzen 5000 G-Series desktop processors are built with Zen 3 architecture

AMD's new Ryzen 5000 G-Series processors bring 1080p gaming without needing an additional GPU 

https://www.windowscentral.com/amd-ryzen-5000-g-series-desktop-processors

 

How to Turn On or Off Microsoft Defender Antivirus in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5918-how-turn-off-microsoft-defender-antivirus-windows-10-a.html

 

How the Kremlin provides a safe harbor for ransomware

In the U.S. alone last year, ransomware struck more than a hundred federal, state and municipal agencies, upward of 500 hospitals and other health care centers.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/kremlin-provides-safe-harbor-ransomware-rcna699

 

QBot malware is back replacing IcedID in malspam campaigns

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/qbot-malware-is-back-replacing-icedid-in-malspam-campaigns/

 

Goodbye, funky hacks: you’ll soon be able to download albums on the Spotify desktop app

Now you can download albums, too

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/14/22384470/spotify-offline-album-downloads-roll-out-redesign

 

Report Claims Breach Exposed 500 Million Linked Users, Microsoft Says Not Really

A recent report that made the headlines earlier this week indicated that an important batch of data belonging to users of Microsoft-owned LinkedIn was obtained by a hacker who was now selling it online.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/report-claims-breach-exposed-500-million-linked-users-microsoft-says-not-really-532641.shtml

 

How 5G Could Make Driving Safer

High-tech on the road

https://www.lifewire.com/how-5g-could-make-driving-safer-5176646

 

iPhone VPN scam is ripping off users — delete this iOS app now

The iOS VPN app charges a whopping $624 a year

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/iphone-vpn-scam-is-ripping-off-users-delete-this-ios-app-now

 

Don’t Blame the ACLU for Facebook's Ills

https://gizmodo.com/don-t-blame-the-aclu-for-facebooks-ills-1846637246

 

500M Phone Numbers Exposed in Facebook Leak

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10921/500m-phone-numbers-exposed-facebook-leak

 

FBI Operation Remotely Removes Web Shells From Exchange Servers

A court order authorized the FBI to remove malicious Web shells from hundreds of vulnerable machines running on-premises Exchange Server 

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/fbi-operation-remotely-removes-web-shells-from-exchange-servers/d/d-id/1340679

 

Robocalls are skyrocketing again – 5 ways to stop them

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/stop-robocalls-for-good/778564/

 

Average US Internet User Is Locked Out of 10 Accounts Per Month

High (password) anxiety is real and here to stay, as the data shows pure panic among the public—enough that they avoid websites where they forget their credentials.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/average-us-internet-user-is-locked-out-of-10-accounts-per-month

 

The Morning After: TCL's Fold n' Roll phone transforms between three sizes

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tcl-concept-phone-tma-111530353.html

 

Wi-Fi Radiation Shields, or “Router Guards,” Are Useless

https://www.howtogeek.com/720106/wi-fi-radiation-shields-or-router-guards-are-useless/

 

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

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/15/xiret-is-an-open-source-tool-that-calculates-your-computers-windows-experience-index-scores/

 

View Your Saved Passwords in Google Chrome

That you can do this is concerning 

https://askleo.com/view-your-saved-passwords-in-google-chrome/

 

Facebook Is Training Its AI to Understand Users' Public Videos

Will AI soon be able to understand what happens in videos as well we can? 

https://www.makeuseof.com/facebook-ai-to-understand-videos/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Are You One of the 533M People Who Got Facebooked?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/04/are-you-one-of-the-533m-people-who-got-facebooked/

 

100,000 people ask Biden, will ya break that 2-2 FCC deadlock already?

Advocates urge Biden to quickly nominate someone who "will stand up to the ISPs. 

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/04/100000-people-ask-biden-will-ya-break-that-2-2-fcc-deadlock-already/

 

Why 16 is the new 8 for Windows 10

Microsoft’s Teams collaboration platform has become something of a memory hog, meaning Windows 10 users need at least 16GB of RAM to keep things running smoothly 

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3614928/why-16-is-the-new-8-for-windows-10.html

 

New Windows 10 update is causing a whole world of pain

Crashing, blue screen and more

https://www.techradar.com/news/new-windows-10-update-is-causing-a-whole-world-of-pain

 

Dell rebuilt its Inspiron laptops from the ground up for remote working

Dell's new Inspiron laptops have been redesigned from the ground up and are built for remote working 

https://www.windowscentral.com/dell-inspiron-2021-announcement

 

How to Run VESA Certified DisplayHDR Tests on Display in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/156864-how-run-vesa-certified-displayhdr-tests-display-windows-10-a.html

 

Child safety groups ask Facebook to scrap plans for Instagram for kids

Experts raise concerns about privacy, screen time, mental health, self-esteem and commercial pressure 

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/child-safety-groups-ask-facebook-asked-scrap-plans-instagram-kids-n1264112

 

Adobe fixes critical vulnerabilities in Photoshop and Digital Editions

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/adobe-fixes-critical-vulnerabilities-in-photoshop-and-digital-editions/

 

Here’s how the FBI managed to get into the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone

An Australian firm helped hack into the device, starting with a Lightning port exploit

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/14/22383957/fbi-san-bernadino-iphone-hack-shooting-investigation

 

PC Sales Skyrocketed in Q1 2021 But It’s Not What You Think

It’s not a secret that device sales skyrocketed throughout 2020 as the world started to work from home, and according to a new report, a massive jump was recorded in the first quarter of 2021 as well.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/pc-sales-skyrocketed-in-q1-2021-but-it-s-not-what-you-think-532645.shtml

 

Why Facebook's Oversight Board Appeals Won't Help

The real issues have still not been addressed

https://www.lifewire.com/why-facebooks-oversight-board-appeals-wont-help-5179322

 

This new Android feature could be a life-saver — please don't rely on it

Don't depend on this Android app to keep you safe

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/this-new-android-feature-could-be-a-life-saver-please-dont-rely-on-it

 

We're Archiving Yahoo Answers So You'll Always Know How Babby Is Formed

https://gizmodo.com/were-archiving-yahoo-answers-so-youll-always-know-how-b-1846643969

 

Windows 10 21H1 Spring Update: Not Much to See

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

 

Bolstering Our Nation's Defenses Against Cybersecurity Attacks

Shawn Henry, former Executive Assistant Director of the FBI and current CrowdStrike president of services and CSO, shares the top three cybersecurity priorities that the Biden administration needs to address.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/bolstering-our-nations-defenses-against-cybersecurity-attacks/a/d-id/1340587

 

600K credit card records leaked online – See if you’re at risk

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/credit-card-records-leaked/785530/

 

Movable Satellite Internet: SpaceX to Lift Geo-Restriction on Starlink Dishes Later This Year

Lifting the restriction will let Starlink users operate the satellite internet dish from any location, including a moving RV, according to company CEO Elon Musk 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/movable-satellite-internet-spacex-to-lift-geo-restriction-on-starlink-dishes

 

Grocery startup Mercato spilled years of data, but didn't tell its customers

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/grocery-startup-mercato-spilled-years-202005336.html

 

How to Access the Clipboard Manager on a Chromebook

https://www.howtogeek.com/719189/how-to-access-the-clipboard-manager-on-a-chromebook/

 

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

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

 

Why Don’t Pictures Show When I Visit Some Websites?

The case of the missing image

https://askleo.com/why_dont_pictures_show_when_i_visit_websites/

 

What Is a Blockchain and How Does it Work?

Blockchain technology isn't all just about Bitcoin, you know. Here's how it works. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/what-is-a-blockchain-and-how-does-it-work/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Ransom Gangs Emailing Victim Customers for Leverage

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/04/ransom-gangs-emailing-victim-customers-for-leverage/

 

Comcast nightmare: Six months without Internet despite $5,000 payment

Comcast falsely said service was available, still hasn't delivered six months later.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/04/comcast-nightmare-six-months-without-internet-despite-5000-payment/

 

Everything you need to know about Windows 10X

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

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3613513/everything-you-need-to-know-about-windows-10x.html

 

How disposable tech is putting businesses data at risk

Data management for devices

https://www.techradar.com/news/how-disposable-tech-is-putting-businesses-data-at-risk

 

Microsoft announces new Modern Webcam, Headsets, and a USB-C Speaker for the office

For those who live in Teams or Zoom meetings all day, Microsoft's latest accessories will help you stay connected and are priced right too

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-announces-new-pc-webcam-headsets-and-usb-c-speaker-accessories

 

How to Change New Tab Page Layout and Background in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/144435-change-new-tab-page-layout-background-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Instagram launches test where users can choose to see — or not see — likes

The photo-sharing site, which is owned by Facebook, said this latest test came after seeing mixed responses to its experiments in which it removed likes 

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/instagram-launches-test-users-can-choose-see-not-see-likes-rcna684

 

Watch out for this W-2 phishing scam targeting the 2021 tax season

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/watch-out-for-this-w-2-phishing-scam-targeting-the-2021-tax-season/

 

Windows 10’s Timeline feature is going away

A logical change, given the discontinuation of the iOS and Android Cortana app 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/14/22384316/windows-10-timeline-feature-cortana-sync-ios-android-removed

 

Microsoft Safety Scanner

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

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

 

How Yahoo Answers Shaped the Way We Use the Internet

The end of an era

https://www.lifewire.com/how-yahoo-answers-shaped-the-way-we-use-the-internet-5176121

 

YouTube audio issue in Edge and Chrome is getting a fix: What you need to know

Microsoft is fixing YouTube audio issues

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/youtube-audio-issue-in-edge-and-chrome-is-getting-a-fix-what-you-need-to-know

 

You'll Soon Be Able to Buy and Build Festo's Incredibly Agile Wing-Flapping Robotic Bird

https://gizmodo.com/youll-soon-be-able-to-buy-and-build-festos-incredibly-a-1846649810

 

Optional Windows Update Fixes Host Of Problems

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

 

DNS Vulnerabilities Expose Millions of Internet-Connected Devices to Attack

Researchers uncover a fresh set of nine vulnerabilities in four TCP/IP stacks that are widely used in everything from powerful servers and firewalls to consumer IoT products.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/dns-vulnerabilities-expose-millions-of-internet-connected-devices-to-attack/d/d-id/1340664

 

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

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

 

Watch the Planet Change With Timelapse in Google Earth

A new interactive experience takes viewers on a wild ride through time 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/watch-the-planet-change-with-timelapse-in-google-earth

 

Google is testing a new feature on Chrome that we desperately need

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/google-testing-feature-chrome-desperately-012424671.html

 

How to Make Your Word Document More Accessible to Everyone

https://www.howtogeek.com/715042/how-to-make-your-word-document-more-accessible-to-everyone/

 

7-Zip 21.0 alpha introduces native Linux support

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/11/7-zip-21-0-alpha-introduces-native-linux-support/

 

Why Are There No Objective Review Sites?

https://askleo.com/why-are-there-no-objective-review-sites/

 

How to Check the Graphics Card on a Windows 10 PC

There are so many ways to find out what type of graphics card is in your computer. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/check-the-graphics-card-on-a-windows-10-pc/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Ubiquiti All But Confirms Breach Response Iniquity

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/04/ubiquiti-all-but-confirms-breach-response-iniquity/

 

Windows and Linux devices are under attack by a new cryptomining worm

With new exploits and capabilities, the Sysrv botnet poses a growing threat.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/04/windows-and-linux-devices-are-under-attack-by-a-new-cryptomining-worm/

 

Microsoft, we need to have a talk

This time it's not us, it's you, Microsoft. Your patching process and flawed updates are still creating problems.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3612430/microsoft-we-need-to-have-a-talk.html

 

Google’s collection of consumer location data was misleading, Australian court rules

Android-maker reportedly considering appeal of court's decision

https://www.techradar.com/news/googles-collection-of-consumer-location-data-was-misleading-australian-court-rules

 

Microsoft unveils Surface Headphones 2 Plus for Business with new 'Teams Certified' dongle

A new pair of Surface Headphones are here, and the focus is on Microsoft Teams.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-unveils-surface-headphones-2-plus-business-new-teams-certified-dongle

 

Factory recovery - Create a Custom Recovery Partition

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

 

Parents were at the end of their chain — then ransomware hit their kids' schools

Cybercriminals have ramped up attacks against public school districts, underscoring how ransomware has become a daily scourge preying on Americans.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/parents-end-chain-ransomware-hit-rcna646

 

NAME:WRECK DNS vulnerabilities affect over 100 million devices

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/name-wreck-dns-vulnerabilities-affect-over-100-million-devices/

 

Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook sign public letter supporting voting rights

The letter appeared as a full-page ad in The Washington Post and The New York Times

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/14/22384060/amazon-apple-google-facebook-public-letter-voting-rights

 

Microsoft to Kill Off Windows 10 Version 1909 Next Month

Microsoft has recently issued a remind to warn users that the end of service of Windows 10 version 1909 is approaching and everybody is supposed to update to a newer release by May 11.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/micr

osoft-to-kill-off-windows-10-version-1909-next-month-532644.shtml

 

Your PlayStation 4 Has an Expiration Date

It's a short-term issue with long-term ramifications

https://www.lifewire.com/your-playstation-4-has-an-expiration-date-5179134

 

Google Chrome has a new way to reopen accidentally closed tabs — here's how

Chrome's new tab option lets you recover specific tabs

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/google-chrome-is-making-it-easy-to-reopen-accidentally-closed-tabs-heres-how

 

How to Use a USB-C Hub to Upgrade Your Chromecast With Google TV
https://gizmodo.com/how-to-use-a-usb-c-hub-to-upgrade-your-chromecast-with-1846644326

 

US to Spend $100B to Expand Broadband

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

 

NSA Alerted Microsoft to New Exchange Server Vulnerabilities

Microsoft today patched 114 CVEs to address the Exchange Server flaws, more than 50 remote code execution vulnerabilities, and one zero-day.

https://beta.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities-threats/nsa-alerted-microsoft-to-new-exchange-server-vulnerabilities

 

5 hidden spy cameras that could be watching you

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/5-hidden-spy-cameras-that-could-be-watching-you/737256/

 

Google Search Gets a New Keyboard Shortcut

Simply tap the / key to jump back to the search box 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-search-gets-a-new-keyboard-shortcut

 

Medtronic partners with cybersecurity startup Sternum to protect its pacemakers from hackers

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/medtronic-partners-cybersecurity-startup-sternum-120005374.html

 

Why Is My Fan Running at High Speed?

Someone’s probably working hard.

https://askleo.com/why-is-my-fan-running/

 

Should NSA monitor your networks? Director Nakasone says no, ‘I’m not seeking legal authorities’

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/network-security/should-nsa-monitor-your-networks-director-nakasone-says-no-im-not-seeking-legal-authorities/

 

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

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/nvidia-linux-drivers-causing-random-hard-crashes-and-now-major-security-risk-still-not

 

Should Rubber Bands Be Wrapped on Doorknobs ‘Tonight’?

A mysterious advertisement showed a twisted rubber band attached to knobs on both sides of a door 

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/rubber-band-door-knob/

 

How Pixels, DPI, Resolution, Picture Size, and File Size All Relate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P03CGoo5UU

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Laggy performance in macOS Big Sur’s Finder? Try closing tabs

While there’s no consistent pattern, a tabbed window may bog down normal Finder functions 

https://www.macworld.com/article/342728/macos-big-sur-finder-laggy-try-closing-tabs.html

 

This voice-controlled HD camera drone folds up almost as small as a smartphone for $57

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/voice-controlled-hd-camera-drone-134733460.html

 

How to Show All Filename Extensions on a Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/714021/how-to-show-all-filename-extensions-on-the-mac/

 

The Easy-to-Avoid Two-Factor Loss Risk

No need to worry about losing your second factor if you do this first 

https://askleo.com/two-factor-loss-risk/

 

Isn’t local storage better for password database security? | Ask an expert

In the end, the use of any well-regarded password manager is more secure than most people’s habits, regardless of where the password data is stored 

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3614110/isnt-local-storage-better-for-password-database-security-ask-an-expert.html

 

Fix Script Error on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/fix-script-error-on-windows-10

 

WindowTop revisited: version 5 brings a new interface, additional hotkeys and options

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/04/17/windowtop-revisited-version-5-brings-a-new-interface-additional-hotkeys-and-options/

 

Intel, Nvidia, TSMC execs agree: Chip shortage could last into 2023

Companies reeling from natural disasters and massive demand from OEMs, consumers 

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/04/intel-nvidia-tsmc-execs-agree-chip-shortage-could-last-into-2023/

 

NVIDIA announces 8 new RTX GPUs built for professional creators

NVIDIA's new GPUs can handle a wide range of creative workloads 

https://www.windowscentral.com/nvidia-announces-8-new-gpus-built-professionals

 

Microsoft Word Finally Updated with Modern Comments

One of the most important features that Microsoft has been working on lately for Microsoft Word is a modern comment experience.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-word-finally-updated-with-modern-comments-532640.shtml

 

As US takes sweeping action against Russia for years of hacking, industry skeptical of impact

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/apts-cyberespionage/us-takes-sweeping-action-against-russia-for-years-of-hacking-and-election-interference/

 

How to Enable or Disable Storage Sense to Automatically Free Up Space in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/122318-enable-disable-storage-sense-windows-10-a.html

 

MICROSOFT HAS A NEW MODERN WEBCAM WITH PRIVACY COVER AND HD VIDEO QUALITY

Microsoft has a new webcam with a privacy cover and features to improve video calling. It'll ship in June, and it will go for $69.99 

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-modern-webcam-privacy-cover-hd-video-quality/?

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

 

DJI Air 2S Review: Big Improvements for a Mid-Cycle Upgrade

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/321632-dji-air-2s-review-big-improvements-for-a-mid-cycle-upgrade

 

Essential Free Windows Software for Raspberry Pi Owners

These essential programs will help you work on your Pi from Windows

https://www.lifewire.com/windows-software-raspberry-pi-4102081

 

You can now run Windows 10 on Arm on Apple’s M1 Macs

Parallels Desktop comes to the rescue

https://www.theverge.com/22383598/parallels-desktop-mac-windows-10-install-m1-macbook

 

MacBook and iPad Production Reportedly Hit by Component Shortage

https://gizmodo.com/macbook-and-ipad-production-reportedly-hit-by-component-1846647166

 

White House launches plan to protect US critical infrastructure against cyber attacks

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/white-house-plan-protect-critical-infrastructure-against-cyber-attacks/

 

Nasty MacBook Pro pop-up scam preys on unsuspecting victims — don't be fooled

A new version of an old Apple tech support scam has been spotted

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/nasty-macbook-pro-pop-up-scam-preys-on-unsuspecting-victims-dont-be-fooled

 

Industry Reactions to FBI Cleaning Up Hacked Exchange Servers: Feedback Friday

https://www.securityweek.com/industry-reactions-fbi-cleaning-hacked-exchange-servers-feedback-friday

 

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

 

Clearing cache made easy

https://www.komando.com/video/diy-how-to/clearing-cache-made-easy/680809/

 

Global PC Market Increases by 55% in 2021—Highest Growth in a Decade

The COVID-19 pandemic led to a decrease in demand and supply-chain issues, but the PC market has recovered dramatically in the first quarter of 2021.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/global-pc-market-increases-by-55-in-2021-highest-growth-in-a-decade

 

Google Assistant can now help you find your missing iPhone

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/google-assistant-now-help-missing-160629332.html

 

When Should You Buy an Aftermarket CPU Cooler?

https://www.howtogeek.com/716827/when-should-you-buy-an-aftermarket-cpu-cooler/

 

External Hard Disk for Backups – 8 Reasons They Are Your Best Option

They don’t even have to be expensive 

https://askleo.com/external-hard-disk-for-backups/

 

Nvidia expects crippling GPU shortages to continue throughout 2021

Some relief may be in sight, however.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3614866/nvidia-expects-crippling-gpu-shortages-to-continue-throughout-2021.html

 

How to create a QR code in PowerPoint and Excel

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-create-a-qr-code-in-powerpoint-and-excel

 

HTTPS Everywhere to use DuckDuckGo's Smarter Encryption before reaching End of Life

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/04/17/https-everywhere-to-use-duckduckgos-smarter-encryption-before-reaching-end-of-life/

 

The looming software kill-switch lurking in aging PlayStation hardware

Dying internal batteries and online timer checks make a disaster waiting to happen 

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/04/the-looming-software-kill-switch-lurking-in-aging-playstation-hardware/

 

Here's why Microsoft made a $19.7 billion bet on AI giant Nuance

There's a lot to consider with Microsoft's expensive Nuance deal.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsofts-nuance-acquisition-what-does-it-mean

 

Microsoft Finally Releases a 64-bit Version of OneDrive Sync Client for Windows

Microsoft has just released a public preview of the 64-bit version of the OneDrive sync client for Windows.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-finally-releases-a-64-bit-version-of-onedrive-sync-client-for-windows-532636.shtml

 

The DoJ’s Microsoft mitigation: Real results, with a few hypothetical concerns

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/the-dojs-microsoft-mitigation-real-results-with-a-few-hypothetical-concerns/

 

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

 

How to create Windows 10 virtual machine on VirtualBox

You can use VirtualBox to create a virtual machine with a Windows 10 installation, and in this guide, you will learn how to do it.

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

 

There’s a Ticking Time Bomb Inside Older PlayStation Consoles

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/321900-theres-a-ticking-time-bomb-inside-older-playstation-consoles

 

How to Set Up a USB Wi-Fi Adapter With the Raspberry Pi

Connect to the internet with your Raspberry Pi

https://www.lifewire.com/usb-wifi-adapter-raspberry-pi-4058093

 

OBS gets native support for Nvidia’s excellent noise-canceling tech

Available now in beta

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/14/22383572/open-broadcaster-software-obs-nvidia-noise-removal-rtx-voice-broadcast

 

11 Apple Watch Apps You Need to Install ASAP

https://gizmodo.com/11-apple-watch-apps-you-need-to-install-asap-1843780828

 

A new headache for ransomware-hit companies. Extortionists emailing your customers

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-data-protection/ransomware-hit-companies-extortionists-emailing-your-customers/

 

Asus VivoBook 15 with Ryzen 5 CPU hits record low price of $450

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/asus-vivobook-15-with-ryzen-5-cpu-hits-record-low-price-of-dollar450

 

More Countries Officially Blame Russia for SolarWinds Attack

https://www.securityweek.com/more-countries-officially-blame-russia-solarwinds-attack

 

Facebook's Oversight Board will consider appeals to remove content

It could lead to fiercer crackdowns on hate speech and misinformation.

https://www.engadget.com/facebook-oversight-board-content-removal-appeals-125734723.html

 

How to stop all your smart devices from listening to you and recording what you say

https://www.komando.com/privacy/stop-smart-devices-from-listening/753004/

 

Lyft Pass for Healthcare Offers Free Rides to Medical Appointments

Eligible users can request a ride to medical appointments via the Lyft app.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/lyft-pass-for-healthcare-starts-offering-free-medical-rides

 

Tech giants who made remote working possible now turn their backs on it

https://www.yahoo.com/news/tech-giants-made-remote-working-183318918.html

 

How to Sync Wi-Fi Passwords between Chromebooks and Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/719771/how-to-sync-wi-fi-passwords-between-chromebooks-and-android/

 

Setting up Windows 10 for Privacy

Important choices to be made.

https://askleo.com/setting-up-windows-10-for-privacy/

 

AMD's new Ryzen 5000G chips wield Radeon graphics and double the cores

The "G" stands for "graphics."

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3614777/amds-new-ryzen-5000g-chips-wield-radeon-graphics-and-double-the-cores.html

 

Windows 10 Reviews – The Best Deals in 2021

https://reviews.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-reviews-best-deals/

 

Firefox 90 won't handle FTP sites anymore

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/04/16/firefox-90-wont-handle-ftp-sites-anymore/

 

Comparing the actual US grid to the one predicted 15 years ago

Demand and carbon emissions are way down, renewables far more common than expected.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/04/the-us-is-doing-well-on-emissions-but-not-halfway-to-zero/

 

You can now add pictures to Ink Calendar on Windows 10

Ink Calendar for Windows 10 recently gained the ability to add images to your calendar.

https://www.windowscentral.com/you-can-now-add-pictures-ink-calendar-windows-10

 

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

 

DoJ used court order to thwart ‘hundreds’ of Microsoft Exchange Server web shells

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/doj-used-court-orders-to-thwart-hundreds-of-exchange-server-web-shells/

 

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 install Guest Additions for Windows 10 on VirtualBox

After installing Windows 10 in a VirtualBox VM, you must install the Guest Additions package for better usability and performance – here's how.

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

 

Nvidia May Reissue RTX 3060, Other Ampere GPUs to Fight Crypto Mining

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/321915-nvidia-may-reissue-rtx-3060-other-ampere-gpus-to-fight-cryptocurrency-mining

 

20 Handy Raspberry Pi Terminal Commands for Beginners

Get to grips with the terminal using these handy commands

https://www.lifewire.com/raspberry-pi-terminal-commands-4054108

 

TCL aims to build a better budget phone with the 20 Pro 5G

The company has also announced two more 20-series devices: the 20L and 20L Plus

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/14/22382312/tcl-20-series-pro-5g-20l-plus-price-specs-features

 

Someone Found a Way to Make Video Calls Even Worse With a Realistic Robot Eye Webcam

https://gizmodo.com/someone-found-a-way-to-make-video-calls-even-worse-with-1846643423

 

A helpful reminder about just how much Facebook stalks you on the internet

https://grahamcluley.com/how-much-facebook-stalks-you-on-the-internet/

 

The best refurbished laptop deals in April 2021

Save big with a refurbished laptop deal

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

 

Sanctioned Russian IT Firm Was Partner With Microsoft, IBM

https://www.securityweek.com/sanctioned-russian-it-firm-was-partner-microsoft-ibm

 

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

 

Another Facebook data breach? New database to check for your number

https://www.komando.com/social-media/facebook-data-breach-checker/785841/

 

How to Change Your Wi-Fi Password

It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your internet security. Here's how to reset your Wi-Fi password to something more secure.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/change-your-wi-fi-password

 

If you use this cell phone carrier, your personal data might’ve been stolen

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/cell-phone-carrier-personal-data-160524199.html

 

How to Create Live Polls During a Microsoft Teams Meeting

https://www.howtogeek.com/715546/how-to-create-live-polls-during-a-microsoft-teams-meeting/

 

Is it Safe to Delete This File?

The one thing you need to do before you hit delete.

https://askleo.com/is-it-safe-to-delete-this-file/

 

Microsoft's Modern peripherals include a 1080p webcam, headsets and a speaker

Headsets and cameras are the new essential accessories.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3614626/microsofts-modern-peripherals-include-a-1080p-webcam-headsets-and-a-speaker.html

 

NoxPlayer: Android 9 Emulator – Launching on Windows 10 PC

https://reviews.thewindowsclub.com/noxplayer-android-9-emulator-launching-on-windows-10-pc/

 

KB5001330 Windows Update is reportedly causing performance drop in games, failed installs and bootloops

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/04/15/kb5001330-windows-update-is-reportedly-causing-performance-drop-in-games-failed-installs-and-bootloops/

 

AT&T/Verizon workers’ union urges states to regulate ISPs as utilities

"Three decades of industry-driven deregulation have failed us," union says.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/04/att-verizon-workers-union-urges-states-to-regulate-isps-as-utilities/

 

NVIDIA's datacenter CPU Grace offers next-level supercomputing capabilities

Datacenters are about to get an NVIDIA-fueled boost.

https://www.windowscentral.com/nvidias-datacenter-cpu-grace-offers-next-level-supercomputing-capabilities

 

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

 

Attacker hacked one Microsoft Exchange server to gain access to others

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/patch-management/attacker-hacked-one-microsoft-exchange-server-to-gain-access-to-others/

 

How to Delete a File in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/124784-delete-file-windows-10-a.html

 

Microsoft Edge update breaks with 0x800421F7 error – here’s the fix

Microsoft Edge update is currently broken and showing error 0x800421F7. It's a server-side problem, but here's a workaround.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-edge-update-breaks-0x800421f7-error-fix/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Nvidia Confirms GPUs Will Remain Scarce Through End of 2021

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/321836-nvidia-confirms-gpus-will-remain-scarce-through-end-of-2021

 

How AI Could Help You Write Faster

It even learns your writing style

https://www.lifewire.com/how-ai-could-help-you-write-faster-5118947

 

Epic’s tool that lets you make realistic digital humans is now in early access

You have to register to get access

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/14/22382757/epic-games-unreal-engine-metahuman-creator-early-access

 

Spotify Will Use Your Voice to Pummel You With Ads

https://gizmodo.com/spotify-will-use-your-voice-to-pummel-you-with-ads-1846642457

 

Facebook isn’t sorry for letting someone steal personal details of half a billion users

As an apology, it zucks…

https://grahamcluley.com/facebook-isnt-sorry-for-letting-someone-steal-personal-details-of-half-a-billion-users/

 

This 2-in-1 Chromebook with an OLED display sounds like a dream tablet

Can the Snapdragon 7c do this 2-in-1 Chromebook justice?

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/this-2-in-1-chromebook-with-an-oled-display-sounds-like-a-dream-tablet

 

NSA: Russian Hackers Exploiting VPN Vulnerabilities - Patch Immediately

https://www.securityweek.com/nsa-russian-hackers-exploiting-vpn-vulnerabilities-patch-immediately

 

Apple ditches its ‘far beyond HDR’ claim for the Pro Display XDR in the UK

The Advertising Standards Authority reportedly asked the company to stop using the phrase.

https://www.engadget.com/apple-pro-display-xdr-hdr-marketing-uk-164640510.html

 

Windows 10 warning: New ransomware changes all your passwords

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/windows-10-ransomware-revil/785801/

 

Uh, What? AMD's Ryzen 5600X Now Costs $369?

Micro Center is selling the low-end Ryzen 5000 chip for $70 more than the $299 suggested retail pricing as the processor continues to sell out.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/uh-what-amds-ryzen-5600x-now-costs-369

 

Pixel Watch revealed: Google’s Apple Watch rival has finally leaked

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/pixel-watch-revealed-google-apple-174218485.html

 

Rapidly configure SD cards for your Raspberry Pi cluster

Create multiple SD cards that are preconfigured to create Pi clusters with Cloudmesh Pi Burner.

https://opensource.com/article/21/3/raspberry-pi-cluster?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=weekly&sc_cid=7013a000002w0CEAAY

 

Raspberry Pi: a versatile tool for biological sciences

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-a-versatile-tool-for-biological-sciences/

 

Principles for Making Your Linux System More Secure

https://www.linux-magazine.com/Online/Features/Security-by-Design

 

How to Protect Your Cloud Storage and Backups from Ransomware

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OfIFJ3fAx0

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(of Note: for years it was considered that you needed 4 gb of RAM member.  Then a number of years ago it was upped to 8 gb.  Now they say 16 gb.  This is the growth of security and new features that most aren't using unless it integrated into normal use.  Its also a form of bloatware brought on by industry competition and keeping the money flowing in, planned non-obsolescence.  If AI and machine learning keeps growing in use, it won't be much longer for us to need 32 gb of memory.  This all has a direct impact on the power of our CPU's and the size of our basic storage.  Will it ever stop?  Not likely!)

 

Top 10 file-sharing options: Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, OneDrive and more

Most file-sharing services have evolved into full-blown collaboration platforms. We look at 10 online services ranging from basic to enterprise-level 

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3262636/top-10-file-sharing-options-dropbox-box-google-drive-onedrive-and-more.html?utm_campaign=welcome_drip&utm_medium=push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

The FBI might have gone ahead and fixed your Microsoft email server

https://www.yahoo.com/news/fbi-might-gone-ahead-fixed-175158160.html

 

How to Disable Friend Suggestions on Facebook

https://www.howtogeek.com/714793/how-to-disable-friend-suggestions-on-facebook/

 

Google Photos finally lets PC users copy text from an image

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3614950/google-photos-lets-pc-users-copy-text-from-an-image.html

 

How to add User Profile folder to Navigation Pane of Windows 10 File Explorer

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/add-user-profile-folder-to-navigation-pane-of-explorer

 

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

 

How to troubleshoot Wi-Fi with the Windows 10 wireless network report

The extensive and detailed Windows 10 wireless network report could be all you need to pinpoint your troublesome Wi-Fi problems and find the right solution to end them.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-troubleshoot-wi-fi-with-the-windows-10-wireless-network-report/

 

10 simple ways to improve your MacBook's battery life

We'll tell you what to do to get more hours out of your trusty MacBook.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/10-simple-ways-to-improve-your-macbooks-battery-life/

 

The Best Linux Distros for a Touchscreen Monitor

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-linux-desktop-touch-enabled-monitor/

 

This security flaw affects both Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge

New zero-day vulnerability affects all Chromium-based browsers

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-security-flaw-affects-both-google-chrome-and-microsoft-edge

 

6 New DDoS Attack Types and How They Affect Your Security

How do these six new types of DDoS affect your online security? 

https://www.makeuseof.com/new-ddos-attacks-how-they-affect-security/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Run Hyper-V, VirtualBox and VMware on same Computer

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/139405-run-hyper-v-virtualbox-vmware-same-computer.html

 

Microsoft Edge 90 outs with Kids Mode and Password Monitor

Microsoft Edge 90 ships out with Kids Mode, Password Monitor, history search improvements, and various other tweaks 

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-edge-90-kids-mode-password-monitor/?

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

 

HP Z2 Small Form Factor G8 and Z2 Tower G8 deliver professional power for remote workers

HP's new workstation PCs help meet the demands of professionals working from home or in an office 

https://www.windowscentral.com/hp-announced-hp-z2-small-form-factor-and-z2-tower

 

The EU is considering a ban on AI for mass surveillance and social credit scores

Leaked regulation suggests strong new laws on AI uses

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/14/22383301/eu-ai-regulation-draft-leak-surveillance-social-credit

 

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge zero-day vulnerability shared on Twitter

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-chrome-microsoft-edge-zero-day-vulnerability-shared-on-twitter/

 

TCL 20 Pro 5G looks to wow smartphone shoppers with its display

Displays are the big feature in all of TCL's new 20 series phones

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/tcl-20-pro-5g-looks-to-wow-smartphone-shoppers-with-its-display

 

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

 

How to reveal hidden files in macOS (and hide visible ones)

A few techniques let you see files marked as hidden, whether intentionally or otherwise, and reverse their status.

https://www.macworld.com/article/342749/how-to-reveal-hidden-files-in-macos-and-hide-visible-ones.html

 

Global Dwell Time Drops as Ransomware Attacks Accelerate

The length of time attackers remain undiscovered in a target network has fallen to 24 days, researchers report, but ransomware plays a role.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/global-dwell-time-drops-as-ransomware-attacks-accelerate/d/d-id/1340663

 

This support scam tricks you with a fake antivirus bill

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/antivirus-support-scam/785810/

 

Capcom Blames 'Old VPN Device' for 2020 Ransomware Attack

The ransomware group infiltrated Capcom's network last year through an older backup VPN device that it was planning to remove, but didn't due to COVID-19.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/capcom-blames-old-vpn-device-for-2020-ransomware-attack

 

Google Assistant can fill out your payment info for your next takeout order

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-assistant-find-iphone-smart-speaker-duplex-restaurant-payment-160016875.html

 

How to Fix Blurry Apps on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/717965/how-to-fix-blurry-apps-on-windows-10/

 

Looks like Nvidia's RTX 4080 won't launch this year

"Ampere Next" is coming in 2022.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3614606/nvidias-rtx-4080-wont-launch-this-year.html

 

How to extract Text from an Image in Microsoft Word

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/extract-text-from-an-image-in-word

 

NVIDIA’s 462.31 RTX/Quadro Update Adds Support for New GPU

NVIDIA has just rolled out a new version of its 460 RTX Production Branch driver (a transition from the Optimal Driver for Enterprise), namely the 462.31 RTX/Quadro graphics update, which adds support for the RTX A5000, RTX A4000, T1000, T600, and T400 GPU models.

https://drivers.softpedia.com/blog/nvidia-s-462-31-rtx-quadro-update-adds-support-for-new-gpu-532666.shtml

 

New Linux Foundation project takes blockchain and the open source approach to the insurance industry

The Open Insurance Data Link platform and project aims to create a standard data repository and create a connection point for third-party developers.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/new-linux-foundation-project-takes-blockchain-and-the-open-source-approach-to-the-insurance-industry/

 

T-Mobile now ranked fastest 5G network by Ookla

The latest report from the speed test service is out.

https://www.cnet.com/news/t-mobile-now-ranked-fastest-5g-network-by-ookla/

 

Understanding the Linux Virtual Directory Structure

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

 

The best cheap VPN providers 2021

Quality and affordability combine with these wallet-friendly VPNs

https://www.techradar.com/vpn/cheapest-vpn

 

5 RAM Myths and Misconceptions That Really Aren't True

What happens if you mix RAM size? Or completely mismatch RAM modules? Is it good or bad? Here are several RAM myths that need to die!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/myths-misconceptions-about-ram/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Upgrade Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/95822-upgrade-windows-10-pro-windows-10-pro-workstations.html

 

How to install Guest Additions for Windows 10 on VirtualBox

After installing Windows 10 in a VirtualBox VM, you must install the Guest Additions package for better usability and performance – here's how 

https://pureinfotech.com/install-guest-additions-windows-10-virtualbox/

 

Microsoft has a better reputation than Apple, Google, and other tech giants

Microsoft beat out Apple, Google, Sony, and other competing companies in the latest corporate reputation rankings from RepTrak 

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-has-better-reputation-apple-google-and-other-tech-giants

 

Rode Connect lets you mix up to four USB mics at once

As long as it’s with the company’s NT-USB Min 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/14/22380434/rode-connect-podcasting-software-first-look

 

Windows 10 is getting a 'Windows Tools' control panel for power users

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-is-getting-a-windows-tools-control-panel-for-power-users/

 

Bang & Olufsen reveals ‘impossibly slim’ wireless speaker

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Emerge offers a more discrete Wi-Fi speaker design

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/bang-and-olufsen-reveals-impossibly-slim-wireless-speaker

 

How to Build a Raspberry Pi Media Center

Install Kodi through OSMC and start watching no 

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-build-raspberry-pi-media-center-4691875

 

Save Mac storage space by cleaning out abandoned log files

Not everyone loves log, log, log 

https://www.macworld.com/article/342559/save-mac-storage-space-by-cleaning-out-abandoned-log-files.html

 

Biden Nominates Former NSA Officials for Top Cybersecurity Roles

https://beta.darkreading.com/risk/biden-nominates-former-nsa-officials-for-top-cybersecurity-roles

 

Data from another social media site leaked – Watch out for scams

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/clubhouse-data-leak/785805/

 

10 Simple Ways to Make Better To-Do Lists

Want to make progress in your daily tasks? An effective to-do list can make all the difference. These quick tips will set you up for success 

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/10-ways-to-make-better-to-do-lists

 

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

 

What Is a Browser Extension?

https://www.howtogeek.com/718676/what-is-a-browser-extension/

 

How to install memory (RAM) in your PC

Upgrading your PC's RAM is one way to make your computer feel far more snappy. Here's how to do it 

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2957195/how-to-install-new-memory-in-your-pc.html

 

Neat Download Manager for Windows 10 will speed up your downloads

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/neat-download-manager

 

Apple Planning to Kill the iPhone mini Next Year

Apple is planning some pretty big changes for the iPhone lineup in the short term, and according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, one of them concerns the mini model.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/apple-planning-to-kill-the-iphone-mini-next-year-532662.shtml

 

What Microsoft's $19.7 billion purchase of Nuance could mean for AI and speech tech

Microsoft is buying AI company Nuance and it will accelerate Microsoft's industry cloud strategy for healthcare and could lead to other integrations in ambient AI.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/what-microsofts-19-7-billion-purchase-of-nuance-could-mean-for-ai-and-speech-tech/

 

Huawei ban timeline: Company tries to blame US sanctions​ for global chip shortage​

Here's a breakdown of the controversy around the Chinese phone maker and telecommunications giant 

https://www.cnet.com/news/huawei-ban-full-timeline-us-sanctions-global-ship-shortage-china/

 

What Is a Non-Fungible Token?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-is-a-non-fungible-token/

 

Tech priorities the Government needs to take seriously

Do the Government's ten tech priorities go far enough?

https://www.techradar.com/news/tech-priorities-the-government-needs-to-take-seriously

 

6 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Mac

How long do Macs last? When is it time to get a new Mac? Here are several warning signs that you should replace your Mac. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-signs-time-replace-mac/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

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 create Windows 10 virtual machine on VirtualBox

You can use VirtualBox to create a virtual machine with a Windows 10 installation, and in this guide, you will learn how to do it 

https://pureinfotech.com/create-windows-10-virtual-machine-virtualbox/

 

Best Antivirus Software 2021

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

 

Next year’s iPhones will have 48-megapixel cameras and no mini option: Kuo

Under-display Face ID could come in 2022

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/14/22383224/iphone-14-mini-2022-camera-specs-kuo-report

 

Joker malware infects over 500,000 Huawei Android devices

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/joker-malware-infects-over-500-000-huawei-android-devices/

 

Elon Musk’s Neuralink could be implanted in human brains this year

First for the monkey, now with the human

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/elon-musks-neuralink-could-be-implanted-in-human-brains-this-year

 

10 Ways to Power Your Raspberry Pi

All the ways you can deliver power to your Raspberry Pi project 

https://www.lifewire.com/ways-to-power-your-raspberry-pi-4092246

 

How to share a Mac’s drive with another Mac, whether Intel or Apple silicon

https://www.macworld.com/article/341818/how-to-share-a-macs-drive-with-another-mac-whether-intel-or-apple-silicon.html

 

Microsoft Warns of Malware Delivery via Google URLs

A new campaign abuses legitimate website contact forms to send URLs that ultimately deliver the IcedID banking Trojan 

https://beta.darkreading.com/risk/microsoft-warns-of-malware-delivery-via-google-urls

 

Can you kill the internet? This Texan tried

https://www.komando.com/episode/can-you-kill-the-internet-this-texan-tried/786096/

 

Municipal ISPs Blocked From Providing Cheaper Broadband in 18 States

This year, four states have passed legislation to remove bans on local government providing inexpensive internet—but 18 states still face barriers.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/municipal-isps-blocked-from-providing-cheaper-broadband-in-18-states

 

Amazon claims social network Parler is trying to conceal its ownership

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/e452fa52-5099-3738-999b-fed4ee13253a/amazon-claims-social-network.html

 

How to Fill Excel Cells Automatically with Flash Fill and Auto Fill

https://www.howtogeek.com/715978/how-to-fill-excel-cells-automatically-with-flash-fill-and-auto-fill/

 

iDrive review: Online backup, file sharing, and more

Backup, storage, sharing, physical transfer... If it has something to do with backup, iDrive supports it.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3220427/idrive-review-online-backup-for-the-person-who-wants-everything.html

 

Neat Download Manager for Windows 10 will speed up your downloads

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/neat-download-manager

 

iPhone 14 Pro to Come with 48-Megapixel Camera

It’s not a secret that Apple is planning big upgrades for the iPhone, but unfortunately, it looks like 2021 may not be the year to bring any.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/iphone-14-pro-to-come-with-48-megapixel-camera-532661.shtml

 

Linux 101: How to quickly open a terminal in a specific directory

If you're looking for as many shortcuts as you can find, Jack Wallen has one that'll make working with the Linux terminal on a desktop a bit easier.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-101-how-to-quickly-open-a-terminal-in-a-specific-directory/

 

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

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

https://www.cnet.com/news/laptop-vs-chromebook-whats-the-difference-and-which-is-best-in-2021/

 

The Ultimate Guide to N64 Emulation on Retroarch

https://www.maketecheasier.com/n64-emulation-retroarch-ultimate-guide/

 

Nvidia RTX graphics could be coming to Chromebooks to rival Apple M1

And not via GeForce Now this time

https://www.techradar.com/news/nvidia-is-bringing-rtx-to-your-chromebook

 

Insta360 Go 2: If You Buy One Camera in 2021, It Should Be This One

The sheer ease of use, tiny format, and clever selection of mounting methods make the Insta360 Go 2 an essential purchase.

https://www.makeuseof.com/insta360-go-2-review/?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

 

Microsoft Edge update breaks with 0x800421F7 error – here’s the fix

Microsoft Edge update is currently broken and showing error 0x800421F7. It's a server-side problem, but here's a workaround 

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-edge-update-breaks-0x800421f7-error-fix/

 

Microsoft Teams is about to make it easier to chat during meetings

It will soon be easier to follow typed messages within Teams meetings.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-teams-about-make-it-easier-chat-during-meetings

 

The FBI is remotely hacking hundreds of computers to protect them from Hafnium

They went inside unprotected computers to remove the threat

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/13/22382821/fbi-doj-hafnium-remote-access-removal-hack

 

Hands-on with Windows 10's new Google Discover-like news feature

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/hands-on-with-windows-10s-new-google-discover-like-news-feature/

 

Apple Car may have found its production partner — and it’s not who you’d expect

LG could help bring the Apple Car to highways in 2024

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/apple-car-may-have-found-its-production-partner-and-its-not-who-youd-expect

 

What Is a Raspberry Pi?

The little green $35 computer explained

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-raspberry-pi-4042337

 

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

 

Microsoft Uses Machine Learning to Predict Attackers' Next Steps

Researchers build a model to attribute attacks to specific groups based on tactics, techniques, and procedures, and then figure out their next move.

https://www.darkreading.com/analytics/microsoft-uses-machine-learning-to-predict-attackers-next-steps/d/d-id/1340642

 

Online classes are here to stay

https://www.komando.com/episode/online-classes-are-here-to-stay/785937/

 

Readers' Choice 2021: Wireless Routers and Network Attached Storage

Set it, but don't forget it. If your wireless network and home storage devices need an upgrade, these are the brands PCMag readers recommend most to secure their data and keep them online.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/readers-choice-2021-wireless-routers-and-network-attached-storage

 

Sound location inspired by bat ears could help robots navigate outdoors

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bat-inspired-ai-sound-location-140117971.html

 

Why 16 is the new 8 for Windows 10

Microsoft’s Teams collaboration platform has become something of a memory hog, meaning Windows 10 users need at least 16GB of RAM to keep things running smoothly.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3614928/why-16-is-the-new-8-for-windows-10.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Lock It Up

https://www.linux-magazine.com/Issues/2020/239/Lockdown-Mode/(tagID)/154

 

Just What Is a Backup?

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

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This Billboard That Confuses Tesla Autopilot Is A Good Reminder Of Why Self-Driving Is Still A Long Way Off

https://jalopnik.com/this-billboard-that-confuses-tesla-autopilot-is-a-good-1846698527

 

Microsoft: Timeline is staying in Windows 10, but without free syncing

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/windows-10-timeline-beta-010418271.html

 

How to Adjust the Audio Bitrate on Discord

https://www.howtogeek.com/714745/how-to-adjust-the-audio-bitrate-on-discord/

 

USB Keyboard not recognized in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/usb-keyboard-not-recognized

 

The Best 5 Linux Cloud Storage Solutions in 2021

Need to sync to the cloud on your Linux PC? Here are five of the best Linux-compatible cloud services available today. https://www.makeuseof.com/best-linux-cloud-storage/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Latest Windows 10 Cumulative Updates Officially Kill Off Microsoft Edge Legacy

Microsoft has finally retired the original Windows 10 browser, with the company automatically replacing the legacy version of Microsoft Edge with the new Chromium-based sibling.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/latest-windows-10-cumulative-updates-officially-kill-off-microsoft-edge-legacy-532660.shtml

 

How to purge entries from your Chromebook clipboard

If you're looking to keep your Chromebook as secure as possible, one very small step you can take is deleting sensitive entries from your clipboard. Jack Wallen shows you how.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-purge-entries-from-your-chromebook-clipboard/

 

AI's social justice problem: It's amplifying human bias

Coded Bias director Shalini Kantayya talked to CNET about the algorithms that are making society's most important decisions for us 

https://www.cnet.com/news/ais-social-justice-problem-its-amplifying-human-bias/

 

How to Fix a Monitor Not Waking Up After Sleep

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-a-monitor-not-waking-up-after-sleep/

 

This new cryptocurrency could potentially cause an SSD or hard drive shortage

Could Chia seeds grow into a threat to SSD or HDD stock?

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-new-cryptocurrency-could-potentially-cause-an-ssd-or-hard-drive-shortage

 

How to install a power supply in your PC

Follow these steps for a foolproof upgrade that could keep your PC going for years to come 

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2924378/replace-your-pcs-heart-how-to-install-a-power-supply-in-your-computer.html

 

How to Sync Any Folder to OneDrive in Windows 10

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

 

How to 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/

 

Android malware found embedded in APKPure store application

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/android-malware-found-embedded-in-apkpure-store-application/

 

Best Flash Drives 2021: USB-C, USB 3.0, 1TB & more

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-usb-flash-drives

 

Samsung could launch Exynos laptop at Unpacked to fight Apple Silicon MacBooks

Samsung may be taking the fight to Apple Silicon with an Exynos laptop

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/samsung-could-launch-exynos-laptop-at-unpacked-to-fight-apple-silicon-macbooks

 

Cord cutters: Don't buy these media streamers

Be careful, or you could end up with old, overpriced, or low-quality streaming gear 

https://www.techhive.com/article/3615210/cord-cutters-dont-buy-these-media-streamers.html

 

Detroit man sues police for wrongfully arresting him based on facial recognition

AI bias and a bad source photo resulted in a false accusatio 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/13/22382398/robert-williams-detroit-police-department-aclu-lawsuit-facial-recognition-wrongful-arrest

 

Inkjet vs Laser Printers (i have had inkjets, I prefer lasers.  You have to pay more for the machine and seem so for toner but each page is cheaper, esp B&W)

Discover which type of printer is best for your needs

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

 

A Mini LED display could be the best reason to buy a new iPad Pro

Apple may start using a new backlight technology in some of its products this year. Here's what Mini LED is all about 

https://www.macworld.com/article/235002/ipad-pro-mini-led-display.html

 

New Malware Downloader Spotted in Targeted Campaigns

Saint Bot is being used to drop stealers on compromised systems but could be used to deliver any malware 

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/new-malware-downloader-spotted-in-targeted-campaigns/d/d-id/1340640

 

Do this to cut down on duplicate images

https://www.komando.com/episode/do-this-to-cut-down-on-duplicate-images/785785/

 

Roku Rolls Out Voice Remote Pro, Inexpensive Express 4K+ Alongside Roku OS 10

The new Roku OS adds features like Instant Resume and expands Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support to more Roku devices. The $40 Roku Express 4K+ supports 4K in HDR10 and HDR10+ 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/roku-rolls-out-voice-remote-pro-inexpensive-express-4k-plus-alongside-roku

 

Don't tell your cable company, but this Motorola modem can save you about $120 a year — and it's on sale at Amazon

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/motorola-cable-modem-sale-172609453.html

 

How to Change Text Size in Websites in Chrome for iPhone and iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/718491/how-to-change-text-size-in-websites-in-chrome-for-iphone-and-ipad/

 

Auto Fill options not showing in Excel; How to enable it?

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/auto-fill-options-not-showing-in-excel-how-to-enable-it

 

The 8 Best USB-C Cables for Charging and Data Transfer

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/micro-usb-cables-charge/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Microsoft Announces Major Microsoft Edge Update for Linux

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

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

 

Global PC shipments soar in first quarter of 2021

The 55% jump last quarter, say IDC and Canalys, was a jolt from the first quarter of 2020 and a modest decline from the fourth quarter.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/global-pc-shipments-soar-in-first-quarter-of-2021/

 

Vaccine passports for COVID-19: How they'll be a part of global travel

Cruise lines and some airlines will require inoculation, and countries will let vaccinated travelers skip quarantines, but others worry about discrimination.

https://www.cnet.com/health/vaccine-passports-for-covid-19-how-theyll-be-a-part-of-global-travel/

 

How to Use Bitwarden to Send Encrypted Text or Files

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-bitwarden-send-encrypted-text/

 

Microsoft should just admit defeat and give Windows 10 product keys away for free

Windows 10 for free – you know it makes sense

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-should-just-admit-defeat-and-give-windows-10-product-keys-away-for-free

 

Which CPU do I have and how fast is it? How to check

Do you know which CPU is running inside your PC? The answer could inform what software you run, and when to upgrade.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3614108/which-cpu-do-i-have-and-how-fast-is-it-how-to-check.html

 

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

 

How to change WiFi 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/

 

Windows 10 will soon let you tell Microsoft how you use your PC

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-will-soon-let-you-tell-microsoft-how-you-use-your-pc/

 

Which Dell laptop is right for you?

So, you've settled on a Dell laptop. But which one is best for you?

https://www.windowscentral.com/which-dell-laptop-best-you

 

Google Assistant can now find your lost iPhone — here’s how

New Google Assistant features can help you find a lost phone by asking your Nest device — even if it's on iOS

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-assistant-can-now-find-your-lost-iphone-heres-how

 

Add smarts to your lights with this Kasa 3-way switch kit for $33

Amazon is selling TP-Link's Kasa three-way smart switch kit for effectively its best price of 2021 

https://www.techhive.com/article/3614705/add-smarts-to-your-lights-with-this-kasa-3-way-switch-kit-for-33.html

 

Anker is making a $130 webcam as part of its new expansion to home office gear

It also announced a portable conference speaker

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/13/22382179/anker-webcam-ankerwork-powerconf-c300-s500-home-office-gear

 

How to Connect a Printer to Wi-Fi

Print wirelessly via Wi-F 

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-connect-printer-to-wifi-4767485

 

Apple’s event calendar: Apple announces ‘Spring Loaded’ event on April 20

When is the next Apple event? We'll tell you what we know about Apple's event schedule.

https://www.macworld.com/article/230957/apples-event-calendar-when-is-the-next-apple-event.html

 

Wake Up and Smell the JavaScript

The SolarWinds attack showed the true meaning of a supply chain breach. And it's the canary in the coal mine for sensitive data on the Web.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/wake-up-and-smell-the-javascript/a/d-id/1340519

 

How to slay your vampire power problem

https://www.komando.com/episode/how-to-slay-your-vampire-power-problem/785776/

 

How to Remotely Troubleshoot Your Relative's Computer

If you're the designated 'tech person' in your family or friend group, here's how to access a computer from afar, Mac or PC, to see what's going on.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/remotely-troubleshoot-your-relatives-computer

 

Overwhelmed by pop-up ads? Beware of these 5 signs your computer might be infected

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/malware-pop-ups-system-mechanic-malwarebytes-yahoo-subscriptions-gemini-162003069-164210221-062504229.html

 

How to Disable Control Center on the iPhone Lock Screen

https://www.howtogeek.com/716520/how-to-disable-control-center-on-the-iphone-lock-screen/

 

Your IMs and calls are going to Microsoft Teams – says Skype for Business

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/your-ims-and-calls-are-going-to-microsoft-teams

 

What Is a Shortcut Virus and How Do You Remove It?

A shortcut virus hides your files and folders, then replaces them all with shortcuts that look the same. Here's how to remove a shortcut virus. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/remove-shortcut-virus/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Google Chrome 87 Now Available with Major New Features

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

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

 

How smart buildings can take care of themselves and help the environment

Here's how retrofitting existing structures with IoT sensors and cloud platforms can bring to life smarter buildings, according to an expert.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-smart-buildings-can-take-care-of-themselves-and-help-the-environment/

 

Facebook under investigation in Europe over massive personal data leak

A formal investigation will aim to establish whether Facebook's handling of the leak constitutes a breach of the GDPR.

https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-under-investigation-in-europe-over-massive-personal-data-leak-gdpr/

 

What is Shebang and How to Use this Character Sequence in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-is-shebang-linux/

 

Default passwords make IP cameras surprisingly easy to hack

Over 380,000 public-facing cameras have been discovered online

https://www.techradar.com/news/default-passwords-make-ip-cameras-surprisingly-easy-to-hack

 

How to choose the best PC power supply

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

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

 

How to Backup and Restore Quick Access Pinned Folders in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/175934-how-backup-restore-quick-access-pinned-folders-windows-10-a.html

 

How to create Windows 10 virtual machine on VirtualBox

You can use VirtualBox to create a virtual machine with a Windows 10 installation, and in this guide, you will learn how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/create-windows-10-virtual-machine-virtualbox/

 

FBI arrests man for plan to kill “70% of Internet” in AWS bomb attack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fbi-arrests-man-for-plan-to-kill-70-percent-of-internet-in-aws-bomb-attack/

 

Microsoft helped theoretical physicists explore the implications of our potentially autodidactic universe

Looking for some theoretical physics to pass the time?

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-helped-theoretical-physicists-explore-implications-our-potentially-autodidactic-universe

 

Google Chrome is making it a breeze to reopen closed tabs — here's how

Chrome update makes it easier to reopen tabs you closed by accident

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-chrome-is-making-it-a-breeze-to-reopen-closed-tabs-heres-how

 

Your Roomba is filthier than you think. Here's how to get it completely clean

Think you’ve been taking good care of your Roomba? Think again. Here’s how to do it right 

https://www.techhive.com/article/3614611/how-to-completely-clean-a-roomba.html

 

AMD now offers Ryzen 5000 processors with integrated GPUs, but you can’t buy them yet

Coming first to pre-built OEM system 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/13/22382081/amd-ryzen-5000-processor-apu-gpu-cpu-chips-oem-prebuilt-graphics

 

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

 

Get a deal on an iPhone, M1 MacBook and more at Apple’s Certified Refurbished Store

Want a new Apple device but don’t want to shell out for a full-priced version? Consider a refurbished model instead 

https://www.macworld.com/article/230729/how-to-buy-refurbished-macbook-refurbished-iphone-refurbished-ipad.html

 

Handcuffs Over AI: Solving Security Challenges With Law Enforcement

We've tried everything else ... now it's time to make the prospect of getting caught -- and punished -- a real deterrent to cybercrime 

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/handcuffs-over-ai-solving-security-challenges-with-law-enforcement/a/d-id/1340553

 

Windows Patch Tuesday: Latest update fixes 108 flaws

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/108-windows-fixes-patch-tuesday/786092/

 

Simple Tricks to Remember Seriously Secure Passwords

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

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

 

This awesome iPhone trick that went viral on TikTok just blew my mind

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/amazing-iphone-trick-went-viral-131241506.html

 

What Does “Disk Not Ejected Properly” Mean on a Mac?

https://www.howtogeek.com/716769/what-does-disk-not-ejected-properly-mean-on-a-mac/

 

The network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/network-folder-specified-is-currently-mapped-using-a-different-username

 

The 7 Best Bluetooth Car Adapters to Connect Your Smartphone

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/bluetooth-car-adapter/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

SingleFile for Firefox

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

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

 

This browser extension promises to block Google's controversial new tracking algorithm

DuckDuckGo has launched a new browser extension for Chrome that will prevent FLoC, a new tracking technique used by Google to support web advertising without identifying users.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/this-browser-extension-promises-to-block-googles-controversial-new-tracking-algorithm/

 

Zoom fatigue is more intense for women than men, research shows. Here's why

New research from Stanford finds that an endless parade of Zoom calls takes a larger toll on one gender. Age, race and personality also make a difference.

https://www.cnet.com/health/zoom-fatigue-is-more-intense-for-women-than-men-heres-why/

 

How to Fix Copy and Paste Not Working in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-copy-and-paste-not-working-windows/

 

Wireless charging on smartphones: what could the next 10 years bring?

Wireless charging is set to change

https://www.techradar.com/news/wireless-charging-on-smartphones-what-could-the-next-10-years-bring

 

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

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

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

 

How to add new Wi-Fi network profile on Windows 10

Windows 10 lets you add wireless profiles manually to connect automatically when the network in range — here's how to complete the task with Settings and Control Panel.

https://pureinfotech.com/add-new-wifi-network-windows-10/

 

Attackers deliver legal threats, IcedID malware via contact forms

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/attackers-deliver-legal-threats-icedid-malware-via-contact-forms/

 

9 Best SSD External Drives for Xbox One 2021

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-ssd-xbox-one

 

LG’s obscenely expensive rollable TV now for sale in US — here’s how to buy one

Got $100 grand lying around? The LG rollable TV could be yours

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/lgs-obscenely-expensive-rollable-tv-now-for-sale-in-us-heres-how-to-buy-one

 

Best TV antennas for cord cutters 2021: Tested for real-world signal strength

Ready to cut the cord? You’ll need a quality antenna to pick up digital broadcasts. Here are our recommendations.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3322842/the-best-tv-antennas-for-cord-cutters.html

 

Five things to consider before you sign up for T-Mobile Home Internet

It’s not quite the same as plugging in a traditional broadband route 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/13/22381885/t-mobile-5g-home-internet-issues

 

Arduino vs. Raspberry Pi

What sets these two popular boards apart?

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

 

Why new Apple products might be harder to buy this year

Blame the chips—and a few other things.

https://www.macworld.com/article/342900/apple-products-spring-event-delayed-chip-display-shortages-ipad-macbook-airpods.html

 

Did 4 Major Ransomware Groups Truly Form a Cartel?

An analysis of well-known extortion groups and their cryptocurrency transactions reveals the answer.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/did-4-major-ransomware-groups-truly-form-a-cartel/d/d-id/1340619

 

Secret way to send hidden messages on an iPhone

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/send-hidden-messages-iphone/785941/

 

How to Stop Facebook From Spying on Your Internet Activity

The Off-Facebook Activity tool reveals which websites send information about your online activities to the social network, while Facebook's Privacy Checkup tool helps you review and tighten your privacy.

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

 

Google's Project Zero will wait longer before disclosing security flaws

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/googles-project-zero-gives-companies-an-extra-30-days-to-patch-bugs-082601598.html

 

Go down a Raspberry Pi YouTube rabbit hole

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/go-down-a-raspberry-pi-youtube-rabbit-hole/

 

14 ways to speed up Windows 10

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

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

 

How Does Bitcoin Mining Work?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B196RmYELxw

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