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Europe’s antitrust crackdown on Apple hints at what’s coming for the company in the U.S.

  - Europe has taken the lead on tech regulation for several years, but the U.S. finally seems to be closer to catching up.

  - The European Commission announced Friday a preliminary finding that Apple had abused its dominant market position in the distribution of music streaming apps.

  - Apple isn’t currently facing antitrust charges from government officials in the U.S., but it still faces risks on several domestic fronts 

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/30/eu-leads-tech-crackdown-but-the-us-isnt-far-behind.html

 

Don't update your iPhone to iOS 14.5 just yet. Here are 2 good reasons to wait

Being an early adopter of iOS 14.5 or any new software doesn't always pay off. Here's what you need to know 

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/dont-update-your-iphone-to-ios-14-5-just-yet-here-are-2-good-reasons-to-wait/

 

'Treated with particular cruelty': Minnesota attorney general requests severe sentence for Derek Chauvin in George Floyd killing

https://news.yahoo.com/treated-particular-cruelty-prosecutors-request-025908917.html

 

How to Disable the Camera on iPhone or iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/717382/how-to-disable-the-camera-on-iphone-or-ipad/

 

Chipmaker says it will ramp up production of older 28nm chips

Fourth-largest contract chipmaker aiming at supply problems for carmakers, others 

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/04/chipmaker-says-it-will-ramp-up-production-of-older-28nm-chips/

 

How to protect Files or Folders from being deleted accidentally in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-protect-files-folders-from-being-deleted-accidentally

 

Governments Requested Record Amounts of Data in 2020. Should You Be Worried?

Amazon saw a huge increase in user data requests in late 2020. So what information is requested and should you be concerned? 

https://www.makeuseof.com/governments-requested-record-data/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Totally, actually and truly free streaming services

Need to cut back on your paid subscriptions to streaming services? We tell you about cost-free streaming services, but there will be ads—in some cases, a lot.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/totally-actually-and-truly-free-streaming-services/

 

FBackup

It protects your important data by backing it up automatically to any USB/Firewire device, local or network location with optional password security

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/FBackup.shtml

 

How to Connect a Projector to Your Ubuntu Computer

https://www.maketecheasier.com/connect-projector-to-ubuntu-linux/

 

The Week in Ransomware - April 23rd 2021 - A brutal week

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/the-week-in-ransomware-april-23rd-2021-a-brutal-week/

 

How to Create Soft and Hard Symbolic Links in Windows

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

 

How to install network camera on Windows 10

Do you have a camera connected to the network? Here's how you can add it to Windows 10 to stream, record, and capture images.

https://pureinfotech.com/install-network-camera-windows-10/

 

If you have this home internet service, you’re about to get a huge speed boost

https://bgr.com/tech/att-home-internet-fiber-plan-speed-boost-for-users-5922676/

 

Task Force Seeks to Disrupt Ransomware Payments

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/04/task-force-seeks-to-disrupt-ransomware-payments/

 

Xbox Cloud Gaming Is Already a Super Solid Experience on PC and iOS

https://gizmodo.com/xbox-cloud-gaming-is-already-a-super-solid-experience-o-1846752412

 

Windows 10 hits 1.3 billion monthly active devices — the growth rate is staggering

Windows 10 is dominating the market

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/windows-10-hits-13-billion-monthly-active-devices-the-growth-rate-is-staggering

 

Why Your Next Laptop Could Have an OLED Screen

New displays fix OLED’s flaws without sacrificing strengths

https://www.lifewire.com/why-your-next-laptop-could-have-an-oled-screen-5176494

 

FluBot Android Malware Expected to Start Targeting U.S.

https://www.securityweek.com/flubot-android-malware-expected-start-targeting-us

 

Apple releases iOS 14.5 with stricter app tracking privacy

You can also unlock your iPhone while wearing an Apple Watch.

https://www.engadget.com/apple-ios-14-5-now-available-170536951.html

 

COVID-19 contact tracing apps found leaking sensitive info

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/contact-tracing-app-data-leak/788219/

 

What Is USB-C? An Explainer

With so many Macs and Windows laptops now featuring the interface, it's clear that the USB Type-C connector is here to stay. Here's why that's a good thing—and how to understand both its subtleties and where it's headed.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/what-is-usb-c-an-explainer

 

Microsoft is fixing the pain of arranging Windows 10 apps on multiple displays

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-is-fixing-wonky-windows-10-layouts-on-multiple-displays-101444378.html

 

How to Insert and Customize a Signature Line in Microsoft Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/719552/how-to-insert-and-customize-a-signature-line-in-microsoft-excel/

 

100 million more IoT devices are exposed—and they won’t be the last

Name:Wreck flaws in TCP/IP have global implications.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/04/100-million-more-iot-devices-are-exposed-and-they-wont-be-the-last/

 

How to Stay Focused on Tasks when using Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-stay-focused-on-tasks-when-using-windows-10

 

6 Audible Alternatives: The Best Free or Cheap Audiobook Apps

If you don't fancy paying for audiobooks, here are some great apps that let you listen to them free and legally. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/free-audiobook-apps-audible-alternatives/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Microsoft may launch Windows 10 desktop-as-a-service this summer

Charging a flat per-user fee, Microsoft's new Cloud PC service would let you access a remote Windows 10 PC with Office 365 installed.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-may-launch-windows-10-desktop-as-a-service-this-summer/

 

Microsoft Announces Fix for Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB5001330 Gaming Bug

Microsoft has officially acknowledged the performance issues caused in some games by Windows 10 cumulative update KB5000842, and in addition, it has also provided a workaround that should help deal with the whole thing until a full patch.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-announces-fix-for-windows-10-cumulative-update-kb5001330-gaming-bug-532738.shtml

 

Researchers Found Privacy Leaks with Apple’s Airplay

https://www.maketecheasier.com/researchers-found-privacy-leaks-apples-airplay/

 

Phishing impersonates global recruitment firm to push malware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/phishing-impersonates-global-recruitment-firm-to-push-malware/

 

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

 

How to make Windows 10 virtual machine full screen on VirtualBox

Yes, you can make a VirtualBox VM full screen or stretch based on the window size, and here's how to complete the task.

https://pureinfotech.com/make-windows-10-virtual-machine-full-screen-virtualbox/

 

3 things you haven’t tried to fix Apple’s new anti-tracking feature on your iPhone

https://bgr.com/tech/how-to-fix-iphone-anti-tracking-toggle-grayed-out-ios-14-5-5922684/

 

Experian API Exposed Credit Scores of Most Americans

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/04/experian-api-exposed-credit-scores-of-most-americans/

 

Policy Executives at Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter to Testify at Senate Hearing on Algorithms

https://gizmodo.com/policy-executives-at-facebook-youtube-and-twitter-to-1846754517

 

How to turn off the new grid tab layout for Chrome on Android

Not happy with the new grid layout? Here's how to turn it off.

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/how-to-turn-off-the-new-grid-tab-layout-for-chrome-on-android

 

Why Everyone Needs a Stand for Their iPad

You’ll wonder how you ever managed without one

https://www.lifewire.com/why-everyone-needs-a-stand-for-their-ipad-5121278

 

Vulnerabilities in OpENer Stack Expose Industrial Devices to Attacks

https://www.securityweek.com/vulnerabilities-opener-stack-expose-industrial-devices-attacks

 

Get a refurbished 8th-generation iPad for under $400

This refurbished 8th-gen iPad has been restored to nearly mint condition.

https://www.engadget.com/refurbished-ipad-8th-generation-145521413.html

 

Hidden setting in your browser that reveals your hacked passwords

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/browser-hacked-password-checker/788115/

 

How to Use Alexa to Help You Fall Asleep

Trouble dozing off? Your Amazon Echo or Alexa-enabled device can play sounds, music, stories, and guided meditations to send you off to dreamland, and then turn them off as you snooze with an Alexa Sleep Timer.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-use-alexa-to-help-you-fall-asleep

 

What can hackers do with my email address? A lot. Here's how to protect your identity

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/email-address-theft-lastpass-premium-gemini-162256342-223830498.html

 

How to Check Your Wi-Fi Signal Strength on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/719669/how-to-check-your-wi-fi-signal-strength-on-windows-10/

 

Victory for municipal broadband as Wash. state lawmakers end restrictions

Proposed law allowing public broadband networks awaits governor's signature.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/04/victory-for-municipal-broadband-as-wash-state-lawmakers-end-restrictions/

 

How to make VirtualBox VM full screen in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/make-virtualbox-vm-full-screen-in-windows-10

 

How Long Do Laptops Last? 5 Ways to Increase Your Laptop's Lifespan

Does it feel like your laptop constantly breaks down? You might be able to increase its lifespan. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-long-do-laptops-last/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to clean up your Windows 10 Start menu

The Windows 10 Start menu can easily become cluttered and disorganized. Here are some tips on how to clean it up.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-clean-up-your-windows-10-start-menu/

 

Windows Aero Shake Now Turned Off by Default in Windows 10

Aero Shake is a feature that landed in Windows 7 as part of the Aero tweaks that everybody loved and is one of the few remnants still available in Windows 10.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-aero-shake-now-turned-off-by-default-in-windows-10-532735.shtml

 

How to Enable Nvidia and AMD Anti-Lag to Reduce Lag in Gaming

https://www.maketecheasier.com/enable-nvidia-amd-anti-lag/

 

Microsoft releases first non-subscription Office 2021, LTSC previews

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-releases-first-non-subscription-office-2021-ltsc-previews/

 

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

 

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/

 

5 secret Amazon departments you’ve never heard of that are full of amazing deals

https://bgr.com/deals/amazon-shopping-tips-and-tricks-best-deals-may-2021-5922328/

 

Experian’s Credit Freeze Security is Still a Joke

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/04/experians-credit-freeze-security-is-still-a-joke/

 

A Chatbot Is Mysteriously Sending Droves of People to Listen to Grimes and Stevie Wonder

https://gizmodo.com/a-chatbot-is-mysteriously-sending-droves-of-people-to-l-1846752065

 

Microsoft Teams adds new Adobe integration — use these helpful PDF tools inside Teams

Adobe announces new Document Cloud integrations for Microsoft Teams

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/microsoft-teams-adds-new-adobe-integration-use-these-helpful-pdf-tools-inside-teams

 

How Apple’s Rumored M2 Chip Could Speed Up Your Next Mac

Faster and cooler

https://www.lifewire.com/how-apples-rumored-m2-chip-could-speed-up-your-next-mac-5121124

 

Critical Vulnerability Can Allow Attackers to Hijack or Disrupt Juniper Devices

https://www.securityweek.com/critical-vulnerability-can-allow-attackers-hijack-or-disrupt-juniper-devices

 

Roku warns of standoff with Google over YouTube TV

The YouTube TV app might leave the platform entirely.

https://www.engadget.com/roku-google-youtube-tv-app-preferential-treatment-140612500.html

 

Quick privacy fix: How to stop iPhone apps from tracking you

https://www.komando.com/gadgets/stop-iphone-apps-from-tracking-you/787932/

 

How to Use a Random Password Generator

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

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

 

Microsoft’s five-year accessibility pledge begins with AI improvements for Office and more

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-accessibility-pledge-ai-office-141527927.html

 

How to Practice Your Presentations with PowerPoint’s Presenter Coach

https://www.howtogeek.com/721497/how-to-practice-your-presentations-with-powerpoints-presenter-coach/

 

No password required: Mobile carrier exposes data for millions of accounts

Q Link Wireless made data available to anyone who knows a customer's phone number.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/04/no-password-required-mobile-carrier-exposes-data-for-millions-of-accounts/

 

Battery Saver not working on Windows 10 Laptop

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/battery-saver-not-working-on-windows-10-laptop

 

The 6 Best Open-Source Apps for Windows

Looking for free open-source apps for Windows? Here are some of the best software you can install.

https://www.makeuseof.com/best-open-source-apps-for-windows/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to use Start10 as your Windows 10 Start menu

Start10 is an effective and flexible Start menu replacement. Here's how it works.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-start10-as-your-windows-10-start-menu/

 

iPhone Owners Not Really Interested in Foldable Phones

The foldable display revolution is under way, and companies out there are looking into ways to launch devices based on this new form factor, possibly at lower price points.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/iphone-owners-not-really-interested-in-foldable-phones-532758.shtml

 

How to Connect Two Computers Using a LAN Cable in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/connect-two-windows-computer-on-lan/

 

NVIDIA staff suggests rolling back Windows 10 update to fix game issues

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/nvidia-staff-suggests-rolling-back-windows-10-update-to-fix-game-issues/

 

How to Use Malicious Software Removal Tool in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6027-malicious-software-removal-tool-windows.html

 

WEEKLY DIGEST: LINUX GUI APPS ON WINDOWS 10, MICROSOFT STORE, TECH TIPS

In case you missed it, Windows 10 gets support for Linux GUI apps, news and interests widget comes to older versions, Microsoft Store app getting overhaul, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

https://pureinfotech.com/linux-gui-apps-windows-10-microsoft-store-tech-tips/

 

New study claims iPhone’s Night Shift doesn’t help you get to sleep

https://bgr.com/tech/iphone-night-shift-sleep-study-no-effect-5922399/

 

Note to Self: Create Non-Exhaustive List of Competitors

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/04/note-to-self-create-non-exhaustive-list-of-competitors/

 

Last Year's 12.9-inch Magic Keyboard Is Already Obsolete

https://gizmodo.com/last-years-12-9-inch-magic-keyboard-is-already-obsolete-1846750296

 

Samsung's new Smart Keyboard is a master at multitasking — what we know

Samsung announces new Smart Keyboard Trio 500

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/samsungs-new-smart-keyboard-is-a-master-at-multitasking-what-we-know

 

Three Months With the M1 Mac mini

Just try to take it away from me

https://www.lifewire.com/three-months-with-the-m1-mac-mini-5120490

 

Microsoft: Ongoing, Expanding Campaign Bypassing Phishing Protections

https://www.securityweek.com/microsoft-ongoing-expanding-campaign-bypassing-phishing-protections

 

Apple will build another US campus in North Carolina

The new site is part of a five-year $430 billion commitment to the US economy.

https://www.engadget.com/apple-build-us-campus-north-carolina-133359095.html

 

8 useful Chromebook tricks you aren’t using but should

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/8-useful-chromebook-tricks/447946/

 

Report: Apple Starts M2 Chip Mass Production

With production already underway, the M2 could find its way into MacBooks later this year.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/report-apple-starts-m2-chip-mass-production

 

Some of iOS 15’s most exciting new features were revealed by a top leaker

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/ios-15-most-exciting-features-143357735.html

 

What Comes After Terabytes?

More and more bytes.

https://askleo.com/what-comes-after-terabytes/

 

Not Your Father's Tech Support Scam

https://blog.knowbe4.com/not-your-fathers-tech-support-scam

 

Clock Speed

In Linux, the governor controls the CPU clock speed and power management. A tool called auto-cpufreq switches governors automatically to optimize battery runtime and computing power.

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Issues/2021/246/auto-cpufreq

 

My External HDD Shows Not Formatted — But It Has All My Data!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY-W4oG7WJE

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Google just quietly set the stage for a Chrome OS explosion

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

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

 

Social Engineering: Hacking Dave To The Rescue

“It’s the basics that are biting us when it comes to large-scale breaches”

https://cybersecurityventures.com/social-engineering-hacking-dave-to-the-rescue/

 

Here’s when you can sign up to get $50 a month from the FCC to help pay for your internet

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/sign-50-month-fcc-help-004538757.html

 

How to Add, Edit, or Delete Recurring Events in Google Calendar

https://www.howtogeek.com/719013/how-to-add-edit-or-delete-recurring-events-in-google-calendar/

 

Ransomware Task Force releases long-awaited recommendations

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/ransomware-task-force-releases-long-awaited-recommendations/

 

Microsoft introduces support for Linux GUI apps on Windows 10

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/04/22/microsoft-introduces-support-for-linux-gui-apps-on-windows-10/

 

Task Manager to get Eco Mode and better Edge process management

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/task-manager-to-get-eco-mode-and-better-edge-process-management-105592/

 

How to enable the bubble interface for Android apps

The Android bubbles interface makes it easy to open conversations, but enabling the feature isn't quite as simple. Jack Wallen shows you how.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-enable-the-bubble-interface-for-android-apps/

 

The 10 Best Windows 10 Photos App Alternatives

Bored of the Windows 10 Photo app? Switch it out for one of these alternatives. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/best-windows-10-photos-app-alternatives/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Use and Edit the Hosts File in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-to-use-the-hosts-file-in-linux/

 

Apple Starts the Production of the M2 Chip

Apple has reportedly started the production of its second custom-built ARM chip, with the mass supply to be ready at some point in July.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/apple-starts-the-production-of-the-m2-chip-532757.shtml

 

How to Enable or Disable Windows Security in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/110230-enable-disable-windows-security-windows-10-a.html

 

Windows Terminal new features shipping with version 1.8

Windows Terminal version 1.8 ships with Settings UI, customization improvements, new command arguments, and more 

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-terminal-new-features-version-1-8/

 

Get Windows Compatibility On Your Mac With This Software That’s 49 Percent Off

https://www.extremetech.com/deals/322326-get-windows-compatibility-on-your-mac-with-this-software-thats-49-percent-off

 

Windows 10 News and Interests taskbar news feed rolling out worldwide

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-news-and-interests-taskbar-news-feed-rolling-out-worldwide/

 

Use Zoom's new immersive view feature to pretend you're back at the office. Here's how

This new Zoom feature lets you virtually sit next to your fellow video call participants in a classroom, a boardroom or anywhere else in one virtual background.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/use-zoom-new-immersive-view-feature-to-pretend-youre-back-at-the-office-heres-how/

 

If you use this popular messaging app, beware this Trojan that’s stealing private data

https://bgr.com/tech/telegram-app-toxiceye-trojan-steals-user-data-5922450/

 

Samsung's Leaked Galaxy Notebooks Have Me Excited

Sleek and powerful wins the day

https://www.lifewire.com/samsungs-leaked-galaxy-notebooks-have-me-excited-5120846

 

[Tip] How to Restore Classic Download Panel at Bottom in Microsoft Edge

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-restore-classic-download-panel-at-bottom-in-microsoft-edge/

 

Supernova Malware Actors Masqueraded as Remote Workers to Access Breached Network

China-based Spiral group is believed to be behind year-long attack, which exploited a flaw in SolarWinds Orion technology to drop a Web shell.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/supernova-malware-actors-masqueraded-as-remote-workers-to-access-breached-network/d/d-id/1340812

 

Computer take forever to start up? Change your settings in a couple clicks

https://www.komando.com/how-tos/windows-mac-launch-fix/787201/

 

How to Factory Reset Windows 10

If your Windows 10 machine is on the fritz, it might be time to restore the computer to its out-of-the-box settings. Here’s how to factory reset your PC.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/factory-reset-windows-10

 

From Speakers to Security Cameras: How to Start a Smart Home In 2021

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/speakers-security-cameras-start-smart-010751560.html

 

How to Disable Notification Center on iPhone Lock Screen

https://www.howtogeek.com/716945/how-to-disable-notification-center-on-iphone-lock-screen/

 

Ransomware gang offers traders inside scoop on attack victims so they can short sell their stocks

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/ransomware-gang-offers-traders-inside-scoop-on-attack-victims-so-they-can-short-sell-their-stocks/

 

Use the Windows Task Manager to find power leeching processes quickly

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

 

How to Disable or Enable Performance Mode in Microsoft Edge

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-or-enable-performance-mode-in-microsoft-edge

 

Beach Zoom backgrounds and tropical locales to help you pretend like you're on vacation

https://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/beach-zoom-backgrounds-and-tropical-locales-to-help-you-pretend-like-youre-on-vacation/

 

Windows 10 Is Getting More Customization Options

Windows Spotlight is coming to your desktop, as well as some colorful touch keyboard options. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/windows-10-more-customization-options/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Lubuntu (20.10) Review: A Modern Take on the Classic Desktop

https://www.maketecheasier.com/lubuntu-review-a-lightweight-ubuntu-variant/

 

Apple Won’t Accept iPhone Apps Offering Incentives to Enable Tracking

The App Tracking Transparency policy is now live in iOS 14.5, so users can choose if they want to allow apps to track them across other apps and websites or just block them on the first launch.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/apple-won-t-accept-iphone-apps-offering-incentives-to-enable-tracking-532756.shtml

 

How to Reset and Rebuild Search Index in Windows 10

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

 

Windows 10 build 21364: hands-on video with Linux GUI apps, Eco mode for apps, more

VIDEO: A closer look at the Linux GUI apps in WSL, Task Manager Eco mode, and other changes shipping with Windows 10 build 21364.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-build-21364-video-linux-gui-apps-eco-mode-apps/

 

Acer to Enter the SSD, DRAM Business With New Storage Hardware

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/322308-acer-to-enter-the-ssd-dram-business-with-new-storage-hardware

 

QNAP removes backdoor account in NAS backup, disaster recovery app

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/qnap-removes-backdoor-account-in-nas-backup-disaster-recovery-app/

 

Samsung gets boost from Galaxy S21 in first quarter

The electronics giant reports 45% increase in operating profit, thanks to a rebound in its mobile unit.

https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-gets-boost-from-galaxy-s21-in-first-quarter/

 

An exciting display upgrade is coming to more phones this year

https://bgr.com/tech/under-display-camera-tech-xiaomi-smartphones-2021-5921560/

 

Latest Webcams Offer Thin Reasons to Upgrade

Wait, people still use separate webcams?

https://www.lifewire.com/latest-webcams-offer-thin-reasons-to-upgrade-5179205

 

[Tip] How to Enable or Disable “Window Naming” Feature in Chrome and Edge

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-enable-or-disable-window-naming-feature-in-chrome-and-edge/

 

Nearly Half of All Malware Is Concealed in TLS-Encrypted Communications

Forty-six percent of all malware uses the cryptographic protocol to evade detection, communicate with attacker-controlled servers, and to exfiltrate data, new study shows.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/nearly-half-of-all-malware-is-concealed-in-tls-encrypted-communications-/d/d-id/1340792

 

Using Google Maps? Turn off this setting

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/google-maps-turn-off-this-setting/787073/

 

How to Listen to TV With Your Headphones

You don't need to share your TV's audio with everyone around you. These are the easiest ways to connect your headphones to your television.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-listen-to-tv-with-your-headphones

 

Apple now sells refurbished Apple Watch Series 6 and SE models

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/apple-now-sells-refurbished-apple-211617837.html

 

How to Easily Transfer Files between Linux, Windows, Mac, Android, and iPhone

https://www.howtogeek.com/721950/how-to-easily-transfer-files-between-linux-windows-mac-android-and-iphone/

 

Malware operators leverage TLS in 46% of detected communications

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/malware/malware-operators-leverage-tls-in-46-of-detected-communications/

 

Mute your microphone with a hotkey using MicKey

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/04/27/mute-your-microphone-with-a-hotkey-using-mickey/

 

How to convert IMG file to ISO in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/convert-img-to-iso-in-windows-10

 

Linux on Windows: This new upgrade allows you to run graphical apps simply and effectively

Microsoft has released a preview of its graphical tooling for WSL 2, and it's surprisingly good.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-on-windows-this-new-upgrade-allows-you-to-run-graphical-apps-simply-and-effectively/

 

Google Maps Gets 100+ AI-Powered Improvements to Help People Get Around

The new features include Live View, weather reports, and eco-friendly routes.

https://www.makeuseof.com/google-maps-ai-improvements/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Zoom Makes Significant Changes a Year into Pandemic

https://www.maketecheasier.com/zoom-makes-significant-changes-one-year-into-pandemic/

 

Microsoft Teams Down Worldwide [Update: Client Restart Recommended]

Microsoft Teams is experiencing what appears to be a pretty big outage, with the Redmond-based software giant confirming in a message on Twitter that it’s already looking into the problem.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-teams-down-worldwide-532753.shtml

 

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

 

How to use Eco mode in apps to improve performance on Windows 10

Windows 10 now lets you throttle process resources with Eco mode to improve performance and energy manually, and here's how to use the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/use-eco-mode-apps-improve-performance-windows-10/

 

Apple’s M2 SoC Enters Production, Could Ship in Higher-End Macs by July

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/322279-apples-m2-soc-enters-production-could-ship-in-higher-end-macs-by-july

 

Logins for 1.3 million Windows RDP servers collected from hacker market

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/logins-for-13-million-windows-rdp-servers-collected-from-hacker-market/

 

Xfinity home internet: Everything you need to know before signing up

Available to more than a third of US households, Comcast's home internet service is a viable option for many people across the country.

https://www.cnet.com/home/internet/xfinity-internet-review/

 

Apple has yet to fix a scary security flaw that hackers can use in AirDrop

https://bgr.com/tech/airdrop-security-flaw-leak-phone-number-email-apple-5921475/

 

How to Fix a Broken Laptop Screen

You might have to replace the screen, but try these fixes first

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-broken-laptop-screen-5176315

 

[Tip] How to Restore “View Image” Option to Context Menu in Mozilla Firefox

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-restore-view-image-option-to-context-menu-in-mozilla-firefox/

 

Looking for Greater Security Culture? Ask an 8-Bit Plumber

After 40 years of navigating catastrophes, video game character Mario can help us with a more intelligent approach to DevOps and improving security culture.

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/looking-for-greater-security-culture-ask-an-8-bit-plumber/a/d-id/1340751

 

7 tech support scams going around right now

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/7-tech-support-scams/786966/

 

How to Create a Random Password Generator

Do you trust the passwords created by software to be truly random and safe? No? Here's how to build your own random generator for uncrackable passwords.

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

 

5 new Windows 10 tricks you’ll wish you knew before now

https://www.yahoo.com/news/5-windows-10-tricks-ll-090220875.html

 

How to Download and Save Images from a Google Docs Document

https://www.howtogeek.com/719450/how-to-download-and-save-images-from-a-google-docs-document/

 

DoJ building the guardrails for Microsoft Exchange-type malware takedowns

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/malware/doj-building-the-guardrails-for-microsoft-exchange-type-malware-takedowns/

 

Known Issue Rollback is Microsoft's latest weapon against Windows update bugs

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/04/26/known-issue-rollback-is-microsofts-latest-weapon-against-windows-update-bugs/

 

How to make a Countdown Timer for a PowerPoint presentation

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-make-a-countdown-timer-for-a-powerpoint-presentation

 

How to add a page break to a Word style

Avoid using hard page breaks when you can use a style instead in Microsoft Word.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-add-a-page-break-to-a-word-style/

 

Mozilla Adds Two New Features to Its VPN Service

Now get alerts when you're on weak networks and also get the ability to connect to local devices without turning the VPN off.

 https://www.makeuseof.com/new-features-mozilla-vpn/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Disable Built-In Password Manager in Various Web Browsers

https://www.maketecheasier.com/disable-built-in-password-manager-browsers/

 

Google Chrome 91 Will Make It Easier to Attach Files to Emails

Google Chrome remains the world’s number one browser, and Google is working non-stop on adding new functionality, so it goes without saying the next big release will also include some welcome improvements.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/google-chrome-91-will-make-it-easier-to-attach-files-to-emails-532747.shtml

 

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

 

How to run Linux GUI apps with WSL on Windows 10

Microsoft brings support to run Linux GUI apps on Windows 10 through WSL, and here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/run-linux-gui-apps-wsl-windows-10/

 

Cryptocurrency Manipulation Is Causing Short-Term HDD, SSD Shortages

(first the high-end graphic cards, now the data mining is using up storage devices driving up prices for everyone - cause crypto-mining (or theft) of unsecured or improperly secured virtual money)

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/322261-crypto-manipulation-is-causing-a-short-term-storage-shortage

 

WhatsApp Pink malware can now auto-reply to your Signal, Telegram texts

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/whatsapp-pink-malware-can-now-auto-reply-to-your-signal-telegram-texts/

 

Zoom tips and tricks: 19 hidden features to improve your video calls today

We've got a step-by-step guide on how to change your Zoom name, profile picture and background, make a breakout room and more.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/zoom-tips-and-tricks-19-hidden-features-to-improve-your-video-calls-today/

 

The guy who invented Roombas made a new weed-chopping robot that never needs to be charged

https://bgr.com/deals/best-weed-killer-for-flower-beds-tertill-garden-weeding-robot-5921002/

 

How to Screen Record on a Laptop

Record a video of any activity on a laptop screen

https://www.lifewire.com/screen-record-on-laptop-5176179

 

[Tip] Take Webpage Screenshot Option Removed from Addressbar in Mozilla Firefox

https://www.askvg.com/tip-take-webpage-screenshot-option-removed-from-addressbar-in-mozilla-firefox/

 

RDP Attacks Persist Near Record Levels in 2021

A wave of attacks targeting Remote Desktop Protocol has continued throughout the pandemic as more employees continue to work from home.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/rdp-attacks-persist-near-record-levels-in-2021/d/d-id/1340444

 

Tech nerds unite! 10 things you can do with a Raspberry Pi

https://www.komando.com/technology/tech-nerds-unite-10-things-you-can-do-with-a-raspberry-pi/787196/

 

How to Rip Blu-ray Discs to Your PC

Wish you could store your favorite Blu-ray discs on your computer? Here's how to rip your movie collection to a PC, including 4K UHD discs.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-rip-blu-ray-discs-to-your-pc

 

Turkey's Watchdog Slaps $36.65M Fine For Google's Anti-Competitive Practices: Report

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/turkeys-watchdog-slaps-36-65m-174227932.html

 

Uncomplicated

A recent addition to the Linux kernel, WireGuard lets you build a VPN tunnel that relies on encryption to reduce potential security issues.

https://www.linux-magazine.com/Issues/2020/237/WireGuard/(tagID)/154

 

Two-Thirds of Large Firms Attacked as #COVID19 Hampers Security

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/twothirds-of-large-firms-attacked/

 

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

https://linuxinsider.com/story/the-rise-of-open-source-pandemic-economy-efficiency-trust-87057.html

 

Apple confirms the hybrid workplace is here to stay

"It would seem that work from home and the productivity of working from home will remain very critical," said Apple CEO Tim Cook.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3617077/apple-confirms-the-hybrid-workplace-is-here-to-stay.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Raspberry Pi touchscreen music streamer

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-touchscreen-music-streamer/

 

Can’t I Just Copy Everything to Back Up? (look at the "Show more" below the video for more info)

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

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Does Technology Isolate or Connect?

https://askleo.com/does-technology-isolate-or-connect/

 

Windows Sandbox

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/windows-sandbox/windows-sandbox-overview

 

This trick will make your iPhone feel so much faster if it’s been slowing down lately

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/trick-iphone-feel-much-faster-130020307.html

 

How to Hide Notifications While Sharing Your Screen in a Video Call

https://www.howtogeek.com/714118/how-to-hide-notifications-while-sharing-your-screen-in-a-video-call/

 

Is Pluto TV Free to Use? Yes, and Here's How...

Pluto TV has over 250 channels that you can watch for no cost. Here's how that's possible.

https://www.makeuseof.com/is-pluto-tv-free/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Fix Your iPhone's 'App Tracking Transparency' If It's Grayed Out in iOS 14.5

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-fix-your-iphones-app-tracking-transparency-if-it-1846782530

 

Microsoft fixed the Windows 10 game performance issue

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/04/24/microsoft-fixed-the-game-performance-issue-on-windows-10-devices/

 

How to Use the Optical Out (S/PDIF) Port on Your PC

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-the-optical-s-pdif-port-windows10/

 

DARPA moves forward in quest for zero-knowledge proofs for vulnerability disclosure

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/darpa-is-creating-zero-knowledge-proofs-for-vulnerability-disclosure/

 

Disable Sleeping Tabs and stop Chrome from refreshing Tabs

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-sleeping-tabs-and-stop-chrome-from-refreshing-tabs

 

Windows 10 build 21364 (earlier): Everything you need to know

Here are the most important features and changes that Microsoft has been working on in the last three preview builds of Windows 10 

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-build-21364

 

Microsoft Brings the New Windows 10 Taskbar Widget to Production Devices

Microsoft has announced that the News and Interests experience the company has been testing for several months in the Windows Insider program is now available for the first wave of production devices.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-brings-the-new-windows-10-taskbar-widget-to-production-devices-532732.shtml

 

Run Hyper-V, VirtualBox and VMware on same Computer

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

 

How to prevent taskbar ‘news and interests’ open on hover on Windows 10

Windows 10 21H1 and higher lets you disable open on hover for the news and interests widget, and here's how 

https://pureinfotech.com/disable-taskbar-news-interests-open-hover-windows-10/

 

WatchOS 7.4: Best new Apple Watch features to try

Use your Apple Watch to unlock your iPhone while wearing a mask and find new ways to stream Fitness Plus from your wrist.

https://www.cnet.com/news/watchos-7-4-best-new-apple-watch-features-try-faceid/

 

Microsoft Deploys Silent Patch to Fix Gaming Performance After April Updates

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/322246-microsoft-deploys-silent-patch-to-fix-gaming-performance-after-april-updates

 

Facebook leaks strategy to numb reaction to data scraping incidents

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/facebook-leaks-strategy-to-numb-reaction-to-data-scraping-incidents/

 

Malicious Actors Almost Certainly Will

Leverage Synthetic Content for Cyber and

Foreign Influence Operations

https://www.ic3.gov/Media/News/2021/210310-2.pdf

 

How to Unlock a Frozen Mouse on an HP Laptop

Mouse cursor stuck or missing? Let's fix it

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-frozen-mouse-on-hp-laptop-5121041

 

How to download iOS 14.5 right now

iOS 14.5 has arrived — here's how to grab it for your iPhone

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/how-to-download-ios-145-right-now

 

Zoom's Immersive View puts up to 25 people inside one virtual background

It's similar to Microsoft Teams' 'Together Mode. 

https://www.engadget.com/zoom-immersive-view-virtual-room-130015550.html

 

Why it’s a good idea to wipe your smartphone at least once a year

https://www.komando.com/news/wipe-your-iphone-samsung/787434/

 

Next Version of Windows 10 Officially Dubbed 'May 2021 Update'

The rollout comes as Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says Windows 10 is now running on 1.3 billion active devices.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/next-version-of-windows-10-officially-dubbed-may-2021-update

 

What would the internet look like without third-party cookies?

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/third-party-cookies-privacy-ad-tracking-data-floc-swan-explainer-163050682.html

 

How Do Icon Packs Work on iPhone?

https://www.howtogeek.com/719384/how-do-icon-packs-work-on-iphone/

 

The 6 Best Apps to Help You Find Cheap Gas

These gas price apps for Android and iOS will help you to find cheaper gas wherever you are.

https://www.makeuseof.com/best-gas-price-mobile-apps/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Grab Nvidia's Latest Drivers to Block These High-Risk Bugs

https://lifehacker.com/grab-nvidias-latest-drivers-to-block-these-high-risk-bu-1846781689

 

Microsoft introduces support for Linux GUI apps on Windows 10

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/04/22/microsoft-introduces-support-for-linux-gui-apps-on-windows-10/

 

How to Set the Mail App to Delete Gmail Instead of Archive

https://www.maketecheasier.com/set-mail-app-delete-gmail/

 

Another SolarWinds lesson: Hackers are targeting Microsoft authentication servers

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/another-solarwinds-lesson-hackers-are-targeting-microsoft-authentication-servers/

 

How to protect files or folders from being deleted accidentally in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-protect-files-folders-from-being-deleted-accidentally

 

Here's why Telegram is becoming a tool for hackers

Threat actors are corrupting Telegram 

https://www.windowscentral.com/heres-why-telegram-becoming-target-hackers

 

Microsoft Accelerates Browser Testing Efforts on iPhone and Android

Microsoft is working non-stop on making Edge a more advanced browser on the desktop, but at the same time, the company also wants its app to evolve on mobile too.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-accelerates-browser-testing-efforts-on-iphone-and-android-532727.shtml

 

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

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

 

How to install network camera on Windows 10

Do you have a camera connected to the network? Here's how you can add it to Windows 10 to stream, record, and capture images.

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

 

Mother's Day cards you can buy online that are actually funny

Bypass the picked-over drug store selection and send mom one of these LOL-inducing cards.

https://www.cnet.com/news/funny-mothers-day-cards/

 

YouTube Designed Its Own Video Transcoding Hardware

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/322198-youtube-designed-its-own-video-transcoding-hardware

 

REvil gang tries to extort Apple, threatens to sell stolen blueprints

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/revil-gang-tries-to-extort-apple-threatens-to-sell-stolen-blueprints/

 

Unusual DearCry ransomware uses ‘rare’ approach to encryption

Hybrid approach to encryption used by DearCry bears similarities to WannaCr 

https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252497918/Unusual-DearCry-ransomware-uses-rare-approach-to-encryption

 

Chromebook Hacks to Make the Most of Your Laptop

Make your Chromebook a super computer

https://www.lifewire.com/chromebook-hacks-4428048

 

iOS 14.5 is out now — here's the biggest new features for your iPhone (don't if you use facial recognition or Siri as they found 2 bugs)

iOS 14.5 is ready to download — here's what it brings to your iPhone

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/ios-145-arrives-here-are-the-big-new-features-for-your-iphone

 

Report: Russia 'likely' kept access to US networks after SolarWinds hack

Patches might not have been enough.

https://www.engadget.com/russia-us-network-access-after-solarwinds-hack-192305973.html

 

Gmail is lying to you

https://www.komando.com/episode/gmail-is-lying-to-you/787624/

 

Upgrading to Ubuntu 21.04 Is Not a Good Idea Right Now

There's a serious bug that can render your system unbootable after the upgrade 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/upgrading-to-ubuntu-2104-is-not-a-good-idea-right-now

 

The 6 best MagSafe cases for the iPhone 12 series — Nomad, Otterbox, Casetify and more

https://www.yahoo.com/news/5-best-magsafe-iphone-12-194038747.html

 

How to Get a Caps Lock Key on Your Chromebook

https://www.howtogeek.com/712455/how-to-get-a-caps-lock-key-on-your-chromebook/

 

Google Meet Vs Zoom: Which Video Conferencing Tool Should You Choose

Google Meet and Zoom are both popular video conferencing tools. But which one is right for you? Find out here.

https://www.makeuseof.com/google-meet-vs-zoom/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Why Your iPhone Battery Is Recalibrating in iOS 14.5

https://lifehacker.com/why-your-iphone-battery-is-recalibrating-in-ios-14-5-1846781068

 

Microsoft introduces support for Linux GUI apps on Windows 10

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/04/22/microsoft-introduces-support-for-linux-gui-apps-on-windows-10/

 

How to Take a Screenshot with Mouse Cursor on Windows

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

 

Microsoft SharePoint vulnerability and China Chopper web shell used in ransomware attacks

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/microsoft-sharepoint-vulnerability-and-china-chopper-web-shell-used-in-ransomware-attacks/

 

How to stop Remote Installation of Apps on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/stop-remote-installation-of-apps-on-windows-10

 

Co-designed x86 chips are happening, according to Intel's CEO

Intel says it's ready to match the competition.

https://www.windowscentral.com/co-designed-x86-chips-are-happening-says-intel-ceo

 

Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB5001391 Causing Fatal Crashes on Some PCs

The most recent Windows 10 cumulative update shipped by Microsoft to users enrolled in the Beta and Release Preview channels of the Windows Insider program is now causing fatal crashes on some devices.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-cumulative-update-kb5001391-causing-fatal-crashes-on-some-pcs-532725.shtml

 

Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect

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

 

How to make Windows 10 virtual machine full screen on VirtualBox

Yes, you can make a VirtualBox VM full screen or stretch based on the window size, and here's how to complete the task.

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

 

Facebook's oversight board delays decision on Trump suspension

The board says it'll announce its decision in the coming weeks.

https://www.cnet.com/news/facebooks-oversight-board-delays-decision-on-trump-suspension/

 

Microsoft’s DirectStorage Will Support PCIe 3.0, All DX12-Capable Hardware

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/322103-microsofts-directstorage-will-support-pcie-3-0-all-dx12-capable-hardware

 

Phishing sites now detect virtual machines to bypass detection

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/phishing-sites-now-detect-virtual-machines-to-bypass-detection/

 

Quarterly Report: Incident Response trends from Winter 2020-21

https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2021/03/ctir-trends-winter-2020-21.html

 

Chromebook vs. MacBook

Discover which laptop suits you better

https://www.lifewire.com/chromebook-vs-macbook-5080763

 

Windows 10 preview teases huge design change — floating menus are coming

Floating menus as a core design feature

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/windows-10-preview-teases-huge-design-change-floating-menus-are-coming

 

Senate hearing on algorithms will include Facebook, Twitter and YouTube execs

No CEOs this time, which the panel hopes will lead to a more production session.

https://www.engadget.com/facebook-twitter-youtube-algorithm-senate-hearing-201538275.html

 

Windows users: Watch out for this new threat

https://www.komando.com/episode/windows-users-watch-out-for-this-new-threat/787602/

 

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

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

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

 

You have to see the new 3D timelapse videos on Google Earth

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/see-3d-timelapse-videos-google-011324535.html

 

How (and Why) to Start Microsoft PowerPoint from the Command Prompt

https://www.howtogeek.com/715003/how-and-why-to-start-microsoft-powerpoint-from-the-command-prompt/

 

Privacy vs Anonymity vs Security: Why They Don't All Mean the Same Thing

What's the difference between security, anonymity, and privacy? And when should you prioritize one over another? 

https://www.makeuseof.com/privacy-anonymity-security-mean/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Why Your Gaming PC Got Worse After the Latest Windows 10 Update

https://lifehacker.com/why-your-gaming-pc-got-worse-after-the-latest-windows-1-1846767161

 

Fixdows is an open source utility that helps you fix errors related to Windows Update, Microsoft Store app with a couple of clicks

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/04/22/fixdows-is-an-open-source-utility-that-helps-you-fix-errors-related-to-windows-update-microsoft-store-app-with-a-couple-of-clicks/

 

How to Make Your Excel Workbook Read Only

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

 

Apple patches ‘worst macOS bug in recent memory’ after it was used in the wild

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/malware/apple-patches-worst-macos-bug-in-recent-memory-after-it-was-used-in-the-wild/

 

How to name Chrome windows for Alt+Tab and the Taskbar

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-name-chrome-windows-for-alttab-and-the-taskbar

 

A bug on AMD's website let people hammer it 24/7 to purchase GPUs

Until recently, people could instantly add AMD GPUs to their cart thanks to a bug.

https://www.windowscentral.com/bug-amds-website-let-people-hammer-it-247-purchase-gpus

 

Windows 10 Now Supports Linux GUI Applications

We’ve known for a while that Microsoft loves Linux, or at least that’s what the company claims on every occasion, so the software giant has been working around the clock on improving the experience with the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) in the latest feature updates.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-now-supports-linux-gui-applications-532724.shtml

 

How to Enable or Disable Eco Mode for App or Process in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/178076-how-enable-disable-eco-mode-app-process-windows-10-a.html

 

How to connect Bluetooth devices on Windows 10

You can connect headphones, speakers, mouse, keyboard, and other devices to Windows 10 using Bluetooth — here's how to do it.

https://tinyurl.com/w6d495uh

   

The iPad is great for art, games and movies. Apple wants it to be more

The pandemic has reminded people how important keyboards, mice or trackpads are to get work done. The iPad's still working on that.

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-ipad-is-great-for-art-games-and-movies-apple-wants-it-to-be-more/

 

RAM Prices Could Jump 25 Percent in Q2 Across Desktop, Mobile, Server

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/322045-ram-prices-could-jump-25-percent-in-q2-across-desktop-mobile-server

 

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

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

 

Can We Stop Pretending SMS Is Secure Now?

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

 

How to Take a Video on a Chromebook

Make and save recordings with Chromebook's Camera app

https://www.lifewire.com/take-a-video-on-a-chromebook-4173352

 

Apple sued over iPhone water resistance — what this means for you

Apple faces a class-action lawsuit over claims it overstated the iPhone's water-resistant abilities in its marketing

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/apple-sued-over-iphone-water-resistance-what-this-means-for-you

 

Apple faces lawsuit over its iTunes 'buy' button

It's being sued over what digital ownership really means.

https://www.engadget.com/apple-lawsuit-itunes-buy-button-134502282.html

 

5 uses for an older iPad

https://www.komando.com/episode/5-uses-for-an-older-ipad/787598/

 

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-seriously-secure-passwords

 

Alphabet Misled Consumers on Data Collection, Australia Says

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/f3bdce17-02bc-3fea-aae2-360aa57a2d95/alphabet-misled-consumers-on.html

 

Touchpad gestures for Windows 10

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/touchpad-gestures-for-windows-10-a9d28305-4818-a5df-4e2b-e5590f850741

 

The mystery of Google's missed Pixel opportunity

Six years into making its own phones, how is Google still not getting this right?

https://tinyurl.com/4hr3tbf3

 

Ghost Hunter

How do you find a process running on a Linux system by start time? The question sounds trivial, but the answer is trickier than it first appears.

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Issues/2020/239/Finding-Processes/(tagID)/340

 

Why I love using bspwm for my Linux window manager

Install, configure, and start using the bspwm window manager on Fedora Linux.

https://opensource.com/article/21/4/bspwm-linux?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=weekly&sc_cid=7013a000002w2DMAAY

 

Logitech Circle View Doorbell review: The doorbell to beat for the HomeKit set

Move along Android users, nothing to see here.

https://tinyurl.com/yptrhu5c

 

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

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

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How Identity Thieves Took My Wife for a Ride

Auto insurers try to make it easy to sign up for a policy. Those efforts have given an opening to scammers 

https://tinyurl.com/vjv4f64w 

   

Supercookies and Evercookies and No Cookies at All: Resistance Is Futile

https://askleo.com/supercookies_and_evercookies/

 

Working from home? Watch out for this scary scam

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/mcafee-multi-access-software-165039896.html

 

How to Disable the “Change File Extension” Warning on a Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/714422/how-to-disable-the-change-file-extension-warning-on-a-mac/

 

Stardock Multiplicity KVM revisited: control multiple PCs with one keyboard, mouse and monitor

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/04/21/stardock-multiplicity-kvm-revisited-control-multiple-pcs-with-one-keyboard-mouse-and-monitor/

 

9 Legal Ways to Watch Movies Online for Free

There are many illegal options. Want to stay within the law? Here are several legal ways to watch movies online. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-legal-ways-to-watch-movies-online-for-free/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Why Does My 64GB Flash Drive Only Show 32GB Free?

https://lifehacker.com/why-does-my-64gb-flash-drive-only-show-32gb-free-1846747739

 

The best email platforms for iPhone, iPad and Mac users in 2021

POP3 and IMAP email technologies are giving way to other, more competitive solutions. Here are the best email platforms for iOS, iPadOS and macOS users, depending upon need.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-best-email-platforms-for-iphone-ipad-and-mac-users-in-2021/

 

How to increase Download Speed in Firefox

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-increase-download-speed-in-firefox

 

Save $30 on an OBSBOT Tiny AI-Powered Webcam

https://www.maketecheasier.com/deal/obsbot-tiny-ai-powered-webcam/

 

Engineered earworms on TikTok aren’t that far off from disinfo campaigns

https://techcrunch.com/2021/04/23/engineered-earworms-on-tiktok-arent-that-far-off-from-disinfo-campaigns/

 

Microsoft Office LTSC and 2021 are now available in public preview

The next perpetual version of Office is available in public preview.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-office-ltsc-and-2021-are-now-available-public-preview

 

How to Restore Missing Default Power Plans in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/110372-restore-missing-default-power-plans-windows-10-a.html

 

XBOX CLOUD GAMING ARRIVES ON IOS AND WINDOWS 10 (BETA)

You can now play Xbox games on your iPhone, iPad, or Windows 10 via a compatible web browser (Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Safari).

https://pureinfotech.com/xbox-cloud-gaming-arrives-ios-windows-10-beta/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Microsoft Announces New Windows 10 Task Manager Features

The Windows 10 Task Manager remains an essential tool for power users, and fortunately, Microsoft knows this too.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-announces-new-windows-10-task-manager-features-532723.shtml

 

Attackers can hide 'external sender' email warnings with HTML and CSS

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/attackers-can-hide-external-sender-email-warnings-with-html-and-css/

 

Apple Music Says It Pays Artists an Average of a Penny Per Stream, Which Is Somehow Good

https://gizmodo.com/apple-music-says-it-pays-artists-an-average-of-a-penny-1846701183

 

Zoom’s Immersive View could make video calls feel a bit more in-person

Simulating an office (or auditorium) in a Zoom meeting

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/26/22400362/zoom-immersive-view-meeting-virtual-backgrounds

 

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

Chromebooks are cheap but are they any good?

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

 

Get Amazon’s #1 best-selling camera drone for $57 thanks to a rare double discount

https://bgr.com/deals/best-selling-drones-amazon-deal-snaptain-double-discount-5921210/

 

[Tip] Disable or Restrict Your Phone PC-Linking Feature in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/tip-disable-or-restrict-your-phone-pc-linking-feature-in-windows-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

How To Check If Someone Else Is Using Your Social Security Number

https://www.techjunkie.cm/check-someone-else-using-social-security-number/

 

Did Twitter just ask you to confirm your account? Here’s why you should ignore it

https://www.komando.com/social-media/twitter-email-error/787618/

 

What Is Clubhouse? The Invite-Only Chat App Explained

This invite-only, audio-based iPhone app is like listening in on someone else's phone call, legally. Here's what you need to know about Clubhouse, including how Elon Musk figures into its recent surge 

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/what-is-clubhouse-app

 

T-Mobile smokes AT&T and Verizon in the latest Speedtest rankings

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/t-mobile-smokes-t-verizon-213656603.html

 

How to Export and Delete Saved Passwords in Microsoft Edge

https://www.howtogeek.com/715279/how-to-export-and-delete-saved-passwords-in-microsoft-edge/

 

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/

 

How to Send Bulk Emails in Gmail From Google Sheets

Learn how to create and deliver visually distinct mail merge using Google Sheets and Gmail. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-send-bulk-emails-gmail-from-sheets/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Turn Your Old or Broken Samsung Phone Into a Smarthome Sensor

https://lifehacker.com/turn-your-old-or-broken-samsung-phone-into-a-smarthome-1846734022

 

4 reasons Apple's new M1-powered iPad Pro is a desktop and laptop replacement

Apple's new M1-powered iPad Pros finally serve as true desktop replacements. Here are four ways the new iPad Pros legitimately enable replacing traditional Macs with a portable tablet.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/4-improvements-in-apples-new-m1-powered-ipad-position-the-pro-as-a-desktop-and-laptop-replacement/

 

How to increase upload and download speed in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-increase-upload-and-download-speed-in-windows-10

 

The Best Linux Distros for a Touchscreen Monitor

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

 

Since colleges are failing to prepare students for tech jobs, it’s time to bring back apprenticeships

https://techcrunch.com/2021/04/23/since-colleges-are-failing-to-prepare-students-for-tech-jobs-its-time-to-bring-back-apprenticeships/

 

NVIDIA staff member says gamers should uninstall the latest Windows 10 update to fix issues

The latest Windows 10 update is still causing issues, and NVIDIA suggests uninstalling it to help your PC 

https://www.windowscentral.com/nvidia-staff-says-gamers-should-uninstall-latest-windows-10-update-fix-issues

 

How to Enable or Disable Always Show Tabs in Windows Terminal app in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/178024-enable-disable-always-show-tabs-windows-terminal-windows-10-a.html

 

How to prevent taskbar ‘news and interests’ open on hover on Windows 10

Windows 10 21H1 and higher lets you disable open on hover for the news and interests widget, and here's how.

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

 

MicSwitch

Create a system-wide hotkey for muting/unmuting your microphone, and monitor its status via an overlay, with this handy open-source applicaton

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Other-AUDIO-Tools/MicSwitch.shtml

 

Windows 10 now lets you seamlessly run Linux GUI apps

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-now-lets-you-seamlessly-run-linux-gui-apps/

 

Two New Galaxy Book Laptops Get Leaked Ahead of Samsung's Upcoming Unpacked Event

https://gizmodo.com/two-new-galaxy-book-laptops-get-leaked-ahead-of-samsung-1846698588

 

Apple announces new $1 billion North Carolina campus and $80 billion additional US spending

The North Carolina campus will create some 3,000 new job 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/26/22403407/apple-us-spending-new-north-carolina-campus

 

5 Tips for Making a Hot Laptop Cooler

Prevent laptop damage by keeping it cool

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

 

Apple says it has no plans to merge Mac and iPad

https://bgr.com/tech/ipad-pro-2021-vs-macbook-pro-air-apple-no-plans-to-merge-macos-ios-5921467/

 

How to Disable or Remove MicrosoftEdgeUpdate.exe Process Running in Task Manager?

https://www.askvg.com/how-to-disable-or-remove-microsoftedgeupdate-exe-process-running-in-task-manager/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

How To Scan A QR Code

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

 

Simple, free way to find the right pros for any home project

https://www.komando.com/downloads/angi-app-home-improvement/787426/

 

11 Uses for Your Old Smartphone

Don't let that old smartphone gather dust in a drawer or kill the environment in a landfill. In just a few steps, you can re-purpose it as a security camera, alarm clock, science experiment, and more 

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/uses-for-your-old-smartphone

 

Arm details new data center chips, says Oracle, Alibaba will use them

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/arm-details-data-center-chips-130913971.html

 

How to Change the Default System Font on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/716407/how-to-change-the-default-system-font-on-windows-10/

 

Create a custom menu, add shortcuts for files, folders, URLs, and access it from a desktop shortcut with PopSel

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/11/create-a-custom-menu-add-shortcuts-for-files-folders-urls-and-access-it-from-a-desktop-shortcut-with-popsel/

 

How to Reduce the Size of a JPEG: 5 Ways

Here, we'll show you several different ways you can quickly and easily reduce the size of an image.

 https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-reduce-jpeg-file-size/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

You Should Use GeForce Experience to Optimize Your Apps, Too

https://lifehacker.com/you-should-use-geforce-experience-to-optimize-your-apps-1846700196

 

New schools seek to bring AI, programming literacy to fill the talent gap

Commentary: There's never been a greater need for AI skills, as well as general programming talent, but traditional education options aren't keeping up.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/new-schools-seek-to-bring-ai-programming-literacy-to-fill-the-talent-gap/

 

64-bit OneDrive sync client for Windows is now available as a public preview

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/64-bit-onedrive-sync-client-for-windows-available-105494/

 

How to Run an M1 Mac App as an Intel App

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

 

EU’s top data protection supervisor urges ban on facial recognition in public

https://techcrunch.com/2021/04/23/eus-top-data-protection-supervisor-urges-ban-on-facial-recognition-in-public/

 

Windows 10's new Taskbar feature 'News and Interests' begins public rollout in a few weeks

Microsoft is bringing a new Taskbar feature to already-shipping versions of Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-news-and-interests-announced

 

How to Turn On or Off Search online and include web results from Bing in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/25016-turn-off-search-online-include-web-results-windows-10-a.html

 

WINDOWS 10 21H1 NEW FEATURES AND CHANGES

UPDATED 4/20/2021: Get a closer look at all the new features and changes added to Windows 10 21H1 (thus far) 

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-21h1-new-features/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Network Printer Control

Manage the printers that you want to use with different networks while freeing up computer resources at the same time via this program

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/Network-Printer-Control.shtml

 

Windows 10 Task Manager now lets you throttle resource-hungry apps

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-task-manager-now-lets-you-throttle-resource-hungry-apps/

 

A Tesla Helped Police Track Down a Hate Crime Suspect Accused of Burning Down a Black Church

https://gizmodo.com/a-tesla-helped-police-track-down-a-hate-crime-suspect-a-1846693878

 

Reddit faces lawsuit for failing to remove child sexual abuse material

Lawsuit cites controversial FOSTA-SESTA rule

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/25/22399306/reddit-lawsuit-child-sexual-abuse-material-fosta-sesta-section-230

 

8 Things to Do With an Old Android Tablet

Turn an old and unused Android tablet into something useful

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

 

Sony’s wearable air conditioner makes more sense than ever

https://bgr.com/tech/sony-reon-pocket-2-price-specs-release-date-5921325/

 

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

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

 

How To Set Up A VPN In Windows 10 [November 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/how-to-set-up-vpn-windows-10/

 

Change this iPhone setting now! Simple fix protects you from privacy bug

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/apple-airdrop-security-flaw/787628/

 

How to Recycle Your Electronics

Need to dispose of an old printer, PC, or phone? Do your part by donating your old tech or getting rid of it in an environmentally safe way.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-recycle-your-technology

 

8 reasons to update your iPhone to iOS 14.5 right now

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/8-reasons-iphone-ios-14-181215563.html

 

How to Turn off HomePod mini Proximity Vibrations and Notifications on iPhone

https://www.howtogeek.com/714310/how-to-turn-off-homepod-mini-proximity-vibrations-and-notifications-on-iphone/

 

Preview text, images, audio, video and PDF files quickly in Explorer with WinQuickLook

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/10/preview-text-images-audio-video-and-pdf-files-quickly-in-explorer-with-winquicklook/

 

6 Ways You Can Get a Microsoft Office License for Free

Free Microsoft Office licenses are hard to get, but they do exist. Here's how you can use Microsoft Office for free.

(Imitations note: also people at most use only 10% of the complete programs, you have to have an attached Microsoft account you log in on Windows (non-administrator account), all work is saved to OneCloud, but are downloadable copies can be download to your local computer.)

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-ways-can-use-microsoft-office-without-paying/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Get Spotify's New Voice-Activated Car Thing for 'Free'

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-get-spotifys-new-voice-activated-car-thing-for-f-1846695082

 

Totally, actually and truly free streaming services

Need to cut back on your paid subscriptions to streaming services? We tell you about cost-free streaming services, but there will be ads—in some cases, a lot.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/totally-actually-and-truly-free-streaming-services/

 

Uninstall button for app greyed out in Settings; How to uninstall such apps?

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/uninstall-button-for-app-greyed-out-in-settings

 

Lubuntu (20.10) Review: A Modern Take on the Classic Desktop

https://www.maketecheasier.com/lubuntu-review-a-lightweight-ubuntu-variant/

 

Daily Crunch: First impressions of Apple’s AirTags

https://techcrunch.com/2021/04/22/daily-crunch-first-impressions-of-apples-airtags/

 

Best Color Laser Printer for Under $300 in 2021

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-color-laser-printer-under-200

 

How to Enable or Disable Delete Diagnostic Data in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/118019-enable-disable-delete-diagnostic-data-windows-10-a.html

 

How to disable taskbar ‘news and interests’ widget on Windows 10

Windows 10 taskbar now includes a "news and interests" widget, but if the feature isn't for you, use these steps to disable it 

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

 

Windows Terminal

Modern terminal application for command-line tools and shells, such as Command Prompt, PowerShell and WSL, which features a tabbed layout, GPU acceleration and extensive customization options

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Programming/Windows-Terminal.shtml

 

SonicWall warns customers to patch 3 zero-days exploited in the wild

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/sonicwall-warns-customers-to-patch-3-zero-days-exploited-in-the-wild/

 

Amazon Reportedly Pressures Small Businesses with Retaliation if They Don't Hand Over User Data

https://gizmodo.com/amazon-reportedly-pressures-small-businesses-with-retal-1846696033

 

SAMSUNG GALAXY A52 5G REVIEW: A MIDRANGE PHONE THAT WILL LAST

It’s not the cheapest budget phone, but it will go the distance

https://www.theverge.com/22399456/samsung-galaxy-a52-5g-review-camera-screen-specs-price

 

Should You Buy a Tablet or a Laptop?

A comparison of smart tablets and laptop computers

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

 

Amazon’s $100 coupon slashes this best-selling 4K camera drone to just $90

https://bgr.com/deals/amazons-100-coupon-slashes-this-best-selling-4k-camera-drone-to-just-90-5921187/

 

What is Opera Browser Assistant? How to Disable or Remove it?

https://www.askvg.com/what-is-opera-browser-assistant-how-to-disable-or-remove-it/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

How To Adjust Brightness In VLC And Other Video Effects

https://www.techjunkie.com/adjust-brightness-in-vlc/

 

10 things in your house worth big money

https://www.komando.com/news/10-things-in-your-house-worth-money/787473/

 

How to Tune Up Your Windows 10 PC for Free

There are only three unavoidable things in life: death, taxes, and a Windows 10 PC that eventually runs slowly. Kick the operating system back into high gear with these useful tips that won't cost you a dime

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-tune-up-your-windows-10-pc

 

Apple's next-gen 'M2' Mac processor has reportedly gone into production

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-m2-mac-processor-production-103824807.html

 

April patch recap: Mostly quiet on the Microsoft front

April offered few patch surprises from Microsoft, and it’s been much quieter than March, when printing issues arose. Here’s a look at what we’ve seen — and some concerns about a new feature called ‘News and Interests.’

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3616675/april-patch-recap-mostly-quiet-on-the-microsoft-front.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Why Is My Fan Running at High Speed?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm_BzvTjaE0

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Mon 2231 04/26/2021

Rethinking mobile security in a post-COVID workplace

Remember all of the security corner-cutting forced on us in March 2020 as companies scrambled to deal with the pandemic? It's time now to go back and fix things.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3616226/rethinking-mobile-security-in-a-post-covid-workplace.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

DC police department hit by apparent extortion attack

https://news.yahoo.com/dc-police-department-hit-apparent-023458386.html

 

Can You Stop People from Adding You to Groups on Instagram?

https://www.howtogeek.com/717946/can-you-stop-people-from-adding-you-to-groups-on-instagram/

 

Can’t I Just Copy Everything to Back Up?

Only if you really can copy everything. (Spoiler: you can’t.)

(also not considered with just copying files of your work, is: 1) if your hdd/sdd dies or is so messed up by anything, you may have to have a copy of windows you can re-install, then do your configuration changes you previously had, along with updates not in the re-installed copy, 2) all programs you can remember you had have to be re-installed (best if fresh up-to-date copies) and any custom changes you previously had, 3) copy back all the files you did have copies of that are needed in the short term, not stuff you have not touched in more than six months.  This, unless to exclude all your normal life activities, will likely take up to three days for recovery, and you still likely had some loss besides what you couldn't do while you were recovering.  Much of this also requires a good memory of every change you ever made since the last clean install or recovery from a major disaster.)

https://askleo.com/copy-everything-to-back-up/

 

Deepfake tech takes on satellite maps

https://techcrunch.com/2021/04/22/deepfake-tech-takes-on-satellite-maps/

 

USB-C vs. USB 3: What Is the Difference Between Them?

Wondering how USB-C and USB 3 differ? Let's examine the differences and how they work together for fast transfers. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/usb-c-vs-usb-3/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Love in a time of quarantine can be costly

A new report says people were scammed out of a record-breaking $304 million in the past year after being "catfished."

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/love-in-a-time-of-quarantine-can-be-costly/

 

Games not running smoothly? Nvidia employee says to try ditching recent Windows 10 update

Stuttering problems and frame rate drops are a nasty apparent side-effect

https://www.techradar.com/news/games-not-running-smoothly-nvidia-staffer-says-to-try-ditching-recent-windows-10-update

 

You can now merge calls on Microsoft Teams for desktop

Get ready to merge 

https://www.windowscentral.com/you-can-now-merge-calls-microsoft-teams-desktop-0

 

Microsoft partially fixes Windows 7, Server 2008 vulnerability

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-partially-fixes-windows-7-server-2008-vulnerability/

 

How to Share Feedback from Feedback Hub in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/130174-share-feedback-feedback-hub-windows-10-a.html

 

How to fix error 0x80004005 starting VirtualBox VM on Windows 10

If cannot start a VM in VirtualBox, it's likely a problem with Hyper-V, and you can use these steps to fix the problem 

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-error-0x80004005-virtualbox-vm-windows-10/?

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

 

[Tip] Disable “Default Browser Agent” After Installing Mozilla Firefox

https://www.askvg.com/tip-disable-default-browser-agent-after-installing-mozilla-firefox/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

How did you ever live without these 10 cheap gadgets on Amazon?

https://bgr.com/deals/how-did-you-ever-live-without-these-10-cheap-gadgets-on-amazon-5920985/

 

Are You Really Taking Care of Your Laptop?

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

 

iOS 14.5 is out now with new Face ID mask features and Apple’s App Tracking Transparency

The update is now available for iPhone and iPad

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/26/22403554/apple-ios-ipados-14-5-now-available-iphone-unlock-face-mask-app-tracking

 

AdBlock Is Borking Google Docs

https://gizmodo.com/adblock-is-borking-google-docs-1846692448

 

Microsoft just fixed Windows 10 game-killing bug — here's what you need to know

Frame rate destroying bug in Windows 10 has been squashed by Microsoft

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/microsoft-just-fixed-windows-10-game-killing-bug-heres-what-you-need-to-know

 

How To Get Live TV On Roku

https://www.techjunkie.com/live-tv-roku/

 

Like it or not, phony ‘vaccine passport’ apps are out there trying to steal your data

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/phony-vaccine-passport-apps/787208/

 

How to Take a Free Apple Product Workshop

Apple Stores are still restricting visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but you can still take advantage of Apple's free virtual workshops to improve your tech skills.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-take-a-free-apple-product-workshop

 

If you use this popular password manager, all of your passwords may have been stolen

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/popular-password-manager-passwords-may-125617205.html

 

How to Check Which Apple Watch ECG App Version You Have

https://www.howtogeek.com/717140/how-to-check-which-apple-watch-ecg-app-version-you-have/

 

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

Why size and size are two different things 

https://askleo.com/how-pixels-dpi-resolution-picture-size-and-file-size-all-relate/

 

To ensure inclusivity, the Biden administration must double down on AI development initiatives

https://techcrunch.com/2021/04/22/to-ensure-inclusivity-the-biden-administration-must-double-down-on-ai-development-initiatives/

 

10 Online Photo Sharing Sites That Are Free Alternatives to Flickr

Here are the best online photo sharing sites that can work as Flickr alternatives, depending on your needs. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/review-of-5-online-photo-sharing-sites-as-free-alternatives-to-flickr/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to use Start10 as your Windows 10 Start menu

Start10 is an effective and flexible Start menu replacement. Here's how it works.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-start10-as-your-windows-10-start-menu/

 

Windows 10 taskbar could soon get more useful – or annoying, depending on your viewpoint

Handily the news widget that’s now rolling out can easily be turned off if you don’t want it

https://www.techradar.com/news/windows-10-taskbar-could-soon-get-more-useful-or-annoying-depending-on-your-viewpoint

 

Microsoft testing more options for the Edge vertical tabs button

Microsoft is playing around with the vertical tabs button on Edge Canary.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-testing-more-options-edge-vertical-tabs-button

 

Fake Microsoft Store, Spotify sites spread info-stealing malware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fake-microsoft-store-spotify-sites-spread-info-stealing-malware/

 

How to Enable or Disable Show Microsoft Rewards Points in Microsoft Edge User Profile

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/177746-enable-disable-show-rewards-points-microsoft-edge-user-profile.html

 

Taskbar news and interest widget is coming to Windows 10 21H1 and older versions

Microsoft plans to bring its "news and interests" widget to older versions of Windows 10 starting this spring.

https://pureinfotech.com/taskbar-news-interest-widget-windows-10-21h1-older-versions/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

[Tip] Play Microsoft Edge “Let’s Surf” Game Online in Any Web Browser

https://www.askvg.com/tip-play-microsoft-edge-lets-surf-game-online-in-any-web-browser/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

Another massive Facebook data leak could be right around the corner

https://bgr.com/tech/facebook-data-breach-vulnerability-exposes-emails-5921065/

 

What Is a Webcam?

How computer webcams work and what they do

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

 

Go read this investigation into the online slander industry and who’s making money on it

There’s a lot of money being made in online reputation restoration

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/25/22402225/go-read-this-investigation-online-slander-scam-reputation

 

You'll Probably Have to Put Your Next PC Build on Hold as the Chip Shortage Continues Unabated

https://gizmodo.com/youll-probably-have-to-put-your-next-pc-build-on-hold-a-1846692348

 

Zoom just got a bunch of killer upgrades — here's everything that's new

Zoom rolls out a new update to improve meetings and webinars

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/zoom-just-got-a-bunch-of-killer-upgrades-heres-everything-thats-new

 

How To Insert A PDF Into Word

https://www.techjunkie.com/insert-pdf-word/

 

15 tech tricks you’ll wish you knew sooner

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/15-new-tech-tips/787418/

 

How to Make Your Windows PC Boot Faster

Does Windows take a long time to boot up? Here are a few things you can do to make the startup process on your computer a little quicker.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-make-your-windows-pc-boot-faster

 

Microsoft Teams is back online after an outage that affected people worldwide

https://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-teams-down-people-worldwide-113220556.html

 

How to Delete Your Personal Contacts from Instagram

https://www.howtogeek.com/716175/how-to-delete-your-personal-contacts-from-instagram/

 

Should Your Username be More Like a Password?

Only if you like to make things more complicated than they need to be.

https://askleo.com/username-more-like-a-password/

 

Look at this tiny new Polaroid camera can you believe it

https://techcrunch.com/2021/04/21/polaroid-go-very-tiny-indeed/

 

The 5 Best Cell Phone Plans for Seniors

These cell phone plans for seniors offer the best value at the lowest prices, without getting too complicated.

https://www.makeuseof.com/best-cell-phone-plans-seniors/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

3 Native American tribes use Nokia tech to bring 4G and 5G to remote towns in four states

Tribes in Oklahoma, North and South Dakota, and California will use hardware originally designed for private 5G networks.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/3-native-american-tribes-use-nokia-tech-to-bring-4g-and-5g-to-remote-towns-in-four-states/

 

How to get the best projector picture: 8 top tips to improve your movie nights

How to max out your projector

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/max-out-your-projector

 

Attackers are stealing data with fake Microsoft Store app listings

Attackers are advertising fake applications and websites to get malware onto people's computers.

https://www.windowscentral.com/attackers-stealing-data-fake-microsoft-store-app-listings

 

Microsoft's Windows 10 taskbar news feed ported to older versions

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsofts-windows-10-taskbar-news-feed-ported-to-older-versions/

 

How to Turn Windows Features On or Off in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7247-turn-windows-features-off-windows-10-a.html

 

Microsoft Store app for Windows 10 is getting massive overhaul

Microsoft is reportedly working on a new app Store for Windows 10 that will be more open to users and developers.

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

 

[Software Update] Mozilla Firefox 88.0 Now Available for Download

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

 

Hurry and you can save $45 on Amazon’s #1 best-selling document scanner

https://bgr.com/deals/document-scanner-amazon-prime-deal-fujitsu-5920552/

 

How to Fix it When A New Hard Drive Is Not Showing Up in Windows

Troubleshooting a hard drive not recognized by your PC

https://www.lifewire.com/new-hard-drive-not-showing-up-in-windows-5078588

 

The Pentagon reportedly gave a small company control of its IP addresses to find security issues

It’s not totally clear what they’re hoping to find

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/24/22401339/pentagon-ip-addresses-security-department-defense

 

There's a Black Market for Ketchup Packets Now (What next?)

https://gizmodo.com/theres-a-black-market-for-ketchup-packets-now-1846689465

 

Galaxy A22 5G leak just revealed Samsung’s cheapest 5G phone yet

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G leaks just revealed specs and design for $200 5G phone

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/galaxy-a22-5g-leak-just-revealed-samsungs-cheapest-5g-phone-yet

 

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

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

 

Avoid this email mistake – it helps hackers

https://www.komando.com/episode/avoid-this-email-mistake-it-helps-hackers/786739/

 

What Is the Apple M1 Chip?

A processor that Apple developed in-house powers the newest Macs and iPad Pro. It's a mighty powerful chip, but it's not without a few quirks. Here's everything you need to know if you're in the market for an M1-powered Apple product.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/what-is-the-apple-m1-chip

 

T-Mobile, once an upstart, joins the giants

https://news.yahoo.com/t-mobile-once-upstart-joins-093005809.html

 

How to Turn off Save Password Pop-ups in Microsoft Edge

https://www.howtogeek.com/715508/how-turn-off-save-password-pop-ups-in-microsoft-edge/

 

How Do I Remove Malware that Blocks Downloads

It can be done, but it might take effort.

https://askleo.com/remove-malware-that-blocks-downloads/

 

New privacy bill would end law enforcement practice of buying data from brokers

https://techcrunch.com/2021/04/21/data-brokers-bill-wyden-paul-privacy-clearview/

 

13 Bargain Websites That Are Cheaper Than eBay

eBay is a useful site for finding cheap deals, but don't overlook these alternative shopping sites that can be cheaper than eBay. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/13-bargain-websites-that-are-cheaper-than-ebay/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Linux on Windows: This new upgrade allows you to run graphical apps simply and effectively

Microsoft has released a preview of its graphical tooling for WSL 2, and it's surprisingly good.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-on-windows-this-new-upgrade-allows-you-to-run-graphical-apps-simply-and-effectively/

 

LG TV 2021 lineup: every OLED, Mini LED, and NanoCell TV coming this year

LG is shaking things up for 2021

https://www.techradar.com/news/lg-tv-2021

 

Windows 10 build 21364 now rolling out to Insiders in the Dev Channel with Linux GUI app support

Users can now run Linux GUI apps on the latest Insider build of Windows 10 using WSL.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-build-21364-now-rolling-out-insiders-dev-channel

 

Google Alerts continues to be a hotbed of scams and malware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-alerts-continues-to-be-a-hotbed-of-scams-and-malware/

 

How Add or Remove Folders from This PC in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6015-add-remove-folders-pc-windows-10-a.html

 

How to disable taskbar ‘news and interests’ widget on Windows 10

Windows 10 taskbar now includes a "news and interests" widget, but if the feature isn't for you, use these steps to disable it.

https://pureinfotech.com/disable-taskbar-news-widget-windows-10/

 

[Tip] Take Webpage Screenshot Option Removed from Addressbar in Mozilla Firefox

https://tinyurl.com/t93c43n6

 

Here’s how AirTag works with Android

https://bgr.com/tech/apple-airtag-android-compatibility-explained-5920936/

 

How to Install a Second SSD

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

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

 

Bad software sent postal workers to jail, because no one wanted to admit it could be wrong

Data from the Horizon system was used to prove they stole money — but they didn' 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/23/22399721/uk-post-office-software-bug-criminal-convictions-overturned

 

Bang & Olufsen's Book-Shaped Bookshelf Speaker Will Disappear Into a Shelf Full of Books

https://gizmodo.com/bang-olufsens-book-shaped-bookshelf-speaker-will-disa-1846689427

 

iPhone 14 tipped to pack 48MP camera and under-display Face ID

Next year's iPhone will see a new larger camera, reworked Face ID, plus a change in its size options

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/forget-iphone-13-iphone-14-leak-tipped-for-this-huge-camera-upgrade

 

How To Mirror An Android Phone With The Amazon Fire Stick

https://www.alphr.com/mirror-android-firestick/

 

Bank with Wells Fargo or Chase? Hackers are coming after you

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/brand-phishing-report-2021/786505/

 

Windows 10 Taskbar Getting Easy-Access 'News and Interests' Icon

The upcoming icon will offer quick access to the weather, news, and other topics you're interested in. Expect it to arrive over the next several weeks.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/windows-10-taskbar-getting-easy-access-news-and-interests-icon

 

What can hackers do with my email address? A lot. Here's how to protect your identity

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/email-address-theft-lastpass-premium-gemini-162256342-223830498.html

 

6 open source tools and tips to securing a Linux server for beginners

Use open source tools to protect your Linux environment from breaches 

https://tinyurl.com/5nyn3zwv

   

Decoding Microsoft Defender’s hidden settings

Though many Windows 10 users opt for third-party antivirus protection, those who use Microsoft Defender may not be getting all of the protection they could. Here’s how to check your settings and what to change.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3604651/decoding-windows-defender-s-hidden-settings.html?utm_campaign=welcome_drip&utm_medium=push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Browsing Options

Waterfox, a fork of the Mozilla Firefox browser, is designed for greater speed and privacy, as well as compatibility with older add-ons. We consider two versions of the Waterfox browser and what they have to offer.

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

 

Using your cyber skills for good with cybersecurity expert Katie!

https://www.raspberrypi.org/at-home/posts/using-your-cyber-skills-for-good-with-cybersecurity-expert-katie/

 

NFTs explained: What are they, and what’s the enterprise use case?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zGLcGICOnQ

 

What Comes After Terabytes?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OlqrWpdJg8

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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

 

Apple May Dump iPhone Mini, Massively Upgrade Camera With 2022 Lineup: Report

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-may-dump-iphone-mini-182424707.html

 

How to Use a PS5 Controller on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/716390/how-to-use-a-ps5-controller-on-windows-10/

 

How to see what Google knows about you, and delete it

Google, like many other big tech companies, knows a lot about you 

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3615651/how-to-see-what-google-knows-about-you-and-delete-it.html

 

Why Do Ads Follow Me Around the Internet?

https://askleo.com/why-do-ads-follow-me-around-the-internet/

 

This is your brain on Zoom

https://techcrunch.com/2021/04/21/this-is-your-brain-on-zoom/

 

How to average with and without the highest and lowest values in Excel

Averaging in Microsoft Excel is easy, until you start excluding specific values. Here are three ways to average a data set when giving special consideration to the highest and lowest values.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-average-with-and-without-the-highest-and-lowest-values-in-excel/

 

Revisiting Quicklook, a Mac-like file previewer for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/08/revisiting-quicklock-a-mac-like-file-previewer-for-windows/

 

OH NO… It’s the Blue Screen of Death (Windows 10)

https://askbobrankin.com/oh_no_its_the_blue_screen_of_death_windows_10.html

 

9 Free Movie Streaming Sites With No Sign Up Requirements

Want to watch a movie without the hassle? Use these sites which are free, legal, and require no registration.

https://www.makeuseof.com/free-movie-streaming-sites-no-sign-up/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Best free and public DNS servers in 2021

Speed up and secure your browsing with the best DNS services

https://www.techradar.com/news/best-dns-server

 

Microsoft Store app for Windows 10 is getting massive overhaul

Microsoft is reportedly working on a new app Store for Windows 10 that will be more open to users and developers.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-store-app-windows-10-overhaul/

 

How to enable Performance Mode on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft is building a new mode for its Edge browser designed to improve performance, and in this guide, we'll show you the steps to enable it.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-enable-performance-mode-microsoft-edge

 

Massive Qlocker ransomware attack uses 7zip to encrypt QNAP devices

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/massive-qlocker-ransomware-attack-uses-7zip-to-encrypt-qnap-devices/

 

[Fix] “Updates are Underway. Wait a Few Minutes, Then Refresh the Page” Error in Microsoft Edge

https://www.askvg.com/fix-updates-are-underway-wait-a-few-minutes-then-refresh-the-page-error-in-microsoft-edge/

 

Apple TV 4K: Here’s everything you need to know about the update Apple just unveiled

https://bgr.com/tech/apple-event-april-2021-apple-tv-4k-update-details-unveiled-5920665/

 

How to Use an External Drive With a Chromebook

To save files locally, here's what to do

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-chromebook-with-external-drive-4782622

 

macOS 12: Everything we know (and want)

macOS Big Sur was a big improvement. Don’t stop there.

https://www.macworld.com/article/342964/macos-12-features-appearance-apps-control-center-widgets-wishlist-release-beta.html

 

Contractors, Beware: This Robot Is Coming for Your Job

https://gizmodo.com/contractors-beware-this-robot-is-coming-for-your-job-1846681399

 

5 dangerous downloads that could wreck your compute 

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/5-dangerous-downloads/786454/

 

Bug in AMD's Online Store Allowed People to Easily Buy Graphics Cards

UPDATE: A product stock alert service says the bug actually wasn't a vulnerability, but more about peeking at the data behind a website's normal check out flow.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/bug-in-amds-online-store-allowed-people-to-easily-buy-graphics-cards

 

Don't post that! 5 surprising things you should never share on social media

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/things-never-post-on-social-media-malwarebytes-yahoo-subscriptions-181959504.html

 

How to Disable and Remove the Google Chrome Reading List

https://www.howtogeek.com/719439/how-to-disable-and-remove-the-google-chrome-reading-list/

 

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

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

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

 

Half a Dozen Uses for OneDrive

OneDrive is a surprisingly powerful service that many people overlook or don't understand. I'll review six ways you can leverage OneDrive.

https://askleo.com/half-dozen-uses-onedrive/

 

Senate antitrust hearing on app stores gives Apple critics a big soapbox

https://techcrunch.com/2021/04/21/senate-antitrust-hearing-apple-tile-spotify-match-epic/

 

Want to be an ethical hacker? Take these cybersecurity courses

In these 18 online training courses on ethical hacking, cybersecurity pros will teach you about creating projects with Python, bug bounty hunting, Kali Linux hacker tools and much more.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/want-to-be-an-ethical-hacker-take-these-cybersecurity-courses/

 

BlobBackup is an open-source, cross-platform, and easy-to-use backup program that optionally supports cloud services

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/26/blobbackup-is-an-open-source-cross-platform-and-easy-to-use-backup-program-that-optionally-supports-cloud-services/

 

Geekly Update - 21 April 2021

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_21_april_2021.html

 

Your Phone Is Secretly Always Recording: How to Stop Google From Listening

Is Google always listening on your phone? Here are the facts and how to stop Google from listenin

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/stop-google-android-listening/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Google scrambles to fix another round of Chrome vulnerabilities

New update addresses vulnerabilities in V8 and Blink

https://www.techradar.com/news/google-scrambles-to-fix-another-round-of-chrome-vulnerabilities

 

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/

 

Best Cheap Windows 10 Tablets 2021

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-cheap-windows-10-tablets

 

Google fixes exploited Chrome zero-day dropped on Twitter last week

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-fixes-exploited-chrome-zero-day-dropped-on-twitter-last-week/

 

[Software Update] Microsoft Edge 90 Stable Version Available for Download

https://www.askvg.com/download-stable-version-of-new-microsoft-edge-browser/

 

Apple’s newest invention for controlling your iPhone is like nothing you’ve ever seen

https://bgr.com/tech/iphone-features-apple-watch-patent-blow-detection-breathe-5918083/

 

HDD vs SSD Storage

Make the right decision for your computer storage

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

 

15 significant Apple event tidbits you might have missed

The headlines weren't the whole story.

https://www.macworld.com/article/343932/apple-spring-loaded-event-tidbits-missed-imac-airtag-ipad-pro-siri-remote-magic-keyboard.html

 

Millions Upon Millions Upon Millions of Smart Devices Are Vulnerable to Hackers

https://gizmodo.com/millions-upon-millions-upon-millions-of-smart-devices-a-1846673871

 

7 useful tools for a quick and easy digital spring cleaning

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/easy-digital-spring-cleaning/786395/

 

Windows 10 Will Run Linux Graphical User Interfaces

Also, a new Eco mode lets users curb greedy processes.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/windows-10-will-run-linux-graphical-user-interfaces

 

Judge in Texas lawsuit against Google issues protective order

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/judge-texas-lawsuit-against-google-222813171.html

 

How to Get the Calendar App Back on iPhone

https://www.howtogeek.com/713395/how-to-get-the-calendar-app-back-on-iphone/

 

5 great security tools built right into Windows

Windows has some great built-in security features to help keep your PC secure 

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3614627/5-security-tools-built-into-windows-10.html

 

Dealing with Browser Problems (good idea to have at least two browsers so if something suddenly doesn't work correctly, check it out with the other browser.  If you get basically the same result, it is likely an infection or something wrong with that website)

https://askleo.com/dealing-with-browser-problems/

 

Foxconn’s Wisconsin factory plans scaled back dramatically

https://techcrunch.com/2021/04/21/foxconns-wisconsin-factory-plans-scaled-back-dramatically/

 

How to use the many text wrapping options in Microsoft Word

Understanding how text interacts with an inserted object in Word is the key to getting the look you want.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-the-many-text-wrapping-options-in-microsoft-word/

 

Access your favorite programs from the system tray and optionally run them with admin rights using SuperLauncher

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/23/accessing-your-favorite-programs-from-the-system-tray-and-optionally-run-them-with-admin-rights-using-superlauncher/

 

Turbocharge Your Laptop (speed tips)

https://askbobrankin.com/turbocharge_your_laptop_speed_tips.html

 

What Can We Expect From Brave's New Search Engine?

Brave is launching a privacy-focused search engine, Brave Search. Here's everything we know so far. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/brave-search-what-to-expect/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Big Tech backs new app security standard for VPNs, IoT

New app security standard aims to bring improved transparency and visibility

https://www.techradar.com/news/big-tech-backs-new-app-security-standard-for-vpns-iot-devices

 

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/

 

Imagining an Xbox gaming handheld console to compete with Nintendo Switch

Just for fun.

https://www.windowscentral.com/imagining-xbox-gaming-handheld

 

FBI nuked web shells from hacked Exchange Servers without telling owners

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fbi-nuked-web-shells-from-hacked-exchange-servers-without-telling-owners/

 

Did Someone at the Commerce Dept. Find a SolarWinds Backdoor in Aug. 2020?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/04/did-someone-at-the-commerce-dept-find-a-solarwinds-backdoor-in-aug-2020/

 

If you use this popular smartphone app, change your password immediately

https://bgr.com/tech/data-breach-parkmobile-customer-information-license-plate-numbers-exposed-5920294/

 

How to Install an SSD in Your Laptop

A budget-conscious upgrade with high-performance results

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-install-an-ssd-in-your-laptop-4778273

 

AppleCare+: Everything you need to know about Apple’s extended warranty program

What AppleCare+ costs, what it covers, and answers to all your other questions 

https://www.macworld.com/article/230521/applecare-warranty-faq.html

 

Anker’s Getting Into Affordable Home Office Gadgets

https://gizmodo.com/anker-s-getting-into-affordable-home-office-gadgets-1846673381

 

Read the terms of service or you might just sign away the right to name your child

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/read-terms-of-service/786502/

 

Docks Let You Connect More Monitors, Storage, and Peripherals to Your Laptop

Most modern laptops are severely lacking in connection ports, but a Thunderbolt/USB-C dock can make all the difference to what you connect, especially if you work from home.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/docks-let-you-connect-more-monitors-storage-and-peripherals-to-your-laptop

 

Annoyed by slow online meetings? Try these 7 fixes

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/slow-online-meetings-tips-184617490.html

 

How to Clear Your Queue on Spotify

https://www.howtogeek.com/714084/how-to-clear-your-queue-on-spotify/

 

Best external drives for backup, storage, and portability

Your desktop setup is incomplete without an assist from external storage.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3198109/best-external-drives.html

 

What is a Browser Cache? How Do I Clear It?

And why would you want to 

https://askleo.com/browser-cache/

 

Quibi’s content is coming to Roku as ‘Roku Originals,’ will kick off Roku’s investment in original content

https://techcrunch.com/2021/04/21/quibis-content-is-coming-to-roku-as-roku-originals-will-kick-off-rokus-investment-in-original-content/

 

How to improve the UX of vaccine sign-up sites

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/how-to-improve-the-ux-of-vaccine-sign-up-sites/

 

Create a custom start menu that you can access with a hotkey using SystemTrayMenu

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/04/10/create-a-custom-start-menu-that-you-can-access-with-a-hotkey-using-systemtraymenu/

 

A Look INSIDE Your Computer (no tools required)

https://askbobrankin.com/a_look_inside_your_computer_no_tools_required.html

 

How to Silence a Noisy Laptop Fan: 7 Things You Can Do

Why is your laptop fan so loud? Here are several ways to make your noisy laptop fan quieter and finally get some peace and quiet! 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-silence-noisy-laptop-fan/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Mozilla to start disabling FTP next week with Firefox 88 update

FTP links in Firefox will soon be handled by external applications

https://www.techradar.com/news/mozilla-to-start-disabling-ftp-next-week-with-firefox-88-update

 

Windows 10 build 21343: hands-on video with File Explorer new icons

VIDEO: A closer look at the updated version of File Explorer with new icons and other changes shipping with Windows 10 build 21343 

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-build-21343-file-explorer-new-icons-video/

 

The new NVIDIA Studio Driver is here to help you optimize your creativity

Creativity and efficiency, finally unified.

https://www.windowscentral.com/nvidia-studio-driver-here-help-you-optimize-your-creativity

 

Capcom: Ransomware gang used old VPN device to breach the network

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/capcom-ransomware-gang-used-old-vpn-device-to-breach-the-network/

 

Microsoft Patch Tuesday, April 2021 Edition

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/04/microsoft-patch-tuesday-april-2021-edition/

 

A restaurant in Florida couldn’t find enough servers, so it hired robots instead

https://bgr.com/lifestyle/florida-restaurant-robots-mr-q-crab-house-5920239/

 

How to Connect a Wireless Mouse to a Chromebook

It's easy, depending which mouse you have

https://www.lifewire.com/connect-wireless-mouse-to-chromebook-5093695

 

10 gigabit ethernet option now available for the M1 Mac mini

Need more information about the Mac mini? You’ll find everything you need right here 

https://www.macworld.com/article/230292/mac-mini-features-specifications-prices-faq.html

 

What You Need to Know About FLoC, the Ad-Targeting Tech Google Plans to Drop on Us All

https://gizmodo.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-floc-the-ad-targeting-tech-1846664143

 

4 settings you need to change for better picture quality

https://www.komando.com/tv-streaming-reviews/better-picture-quality-settings/786135/

 

New Google Meet Design Includes Layout Controls, Video Backgrounds

A refreshed design makes it easier to present and engage with others (and hide your own video feed) 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/new-google-meet-design-includes-layout-controls-video-backgrounds

 

The best broadband in the US isn’t in New York or San Francisco. It’s in Chattanooga.

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/a3cc575d-4c41-30a4-a648-bb44aaa236b2/the-best-broadband-in-the-us.html

 

Tutorial – Lyrics-in-terminal

Whether you listen to music on Spotify or a classic audio player like Rhythmbox, Lollypop, or Audacious, a tool named Lyrics-in-terminal will let you read the lyrics for the track you are currently playing.

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Issues/2021/246/Waxing-Lyrical

 

[Tip] New Trick to Access Classic System Properties in Windows 10 Newer Versions

https://www.askvg.com/tip-new-trick-to-access-classic-system-properties-in-windows-10-newer-versions/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

Google’s Vested Interest in Linux Security

https://linuxinsider.com/story/googles-vested-interest-in-linux-security-87085.html

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFUcGME-A4A

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