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When a Legitimate Pension Fund Uses Fraudulent Phishing Tactics

https://www.avanan.com/blog/when-a-legitimate-pension-fund-uses-fraudulent-phishing-tactics

 

Social app Parler is cracking down on hate speech — but only on iPhones

Shut down after the Jan. 6 riot, Parler is using a new artificial intelligence moderation system with more stringent standards for the App Store than other platforms.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/05/17/parler-apple-app-store/

 

Chrome is crashing on some Windows 10 PCs – here’s how to fix it

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/chrome-crashing-windows-10-pcs-233707162.html

 

How to Find, Add, and Remove Fonts in Google Docs

https://www.howtogeek.com/723870/how-to-find-add-and-remove-fonts-in-google-docs/

 

The results are in... we've found the official #1 best VPN of 2021

The best in the business has kept the top slot

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-results-are-in-weve-found-the-official-1-best-vpn-of-2021

 

How Pinterest Hopes to Remain "the Last Positive Corner of the Internet”

Pinterest's new Creator Code aims to keep the platform inclusive and free of hate. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-pinterest-remains-last-positive-corner-of-internet/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Is My Information Safe in the Cloud?

https://askleo.com/is_my_information_safe_in_the_cloud/

 

Android phones may be vulnerable to security flaw in Qualcomm chip

Patched on Qualcomm's end, the flaw could allow attackers to access your call history and text messages and eavesdrop on your phone conversations, says Check Point Research.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/android-phones-may-be-vulnerable-to-security-flaw-in-qualcomm-chip/

 

Security researcher successfully jailbreaks an Apple AirTag

Successful jailbreak increases existing AirTag security and privacy concerns.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/05/security-researcher-successfully-jailbreaks-an-apple-airtag/

 

Twitter Tip Jar may expose PayPal address, sparks privacy concerns

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/twitter-tip-jar-may-expose-paypal-address-sparks-privacy-concerns/

 

How to find out why your PC shut down for no reason on Windows 10

Did your computer shut down unexpectedly, or you found that it restarted? If so, you can use these instructions to find out why this happened on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-find-reason-pc-shutdown-no-reason-windows-10

 

Streamlabs OBS

Prepare and make professional streams where you control everything from encoder and bitrate to subscribers and accounts via this application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Video-Recording/Streamlabs-OBS.shtml

 

Turn On or Off Automatic Download and Install of App Updates by Microsoft Store app in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6664-turn-off-automatic-updates-apps-windows-10-store.html

 

Google Chrome Makes It Easier to Update Compromised Passwords

A new capability will use Google's Duplex technology to alert people when their passwords are compromised and help change them 

https://beta.darkreading.com/mobile/google-chrome-makes-it-easier-to-update-compromised-passwords

 

Get an iPhone 12 Mini for free. Just pay for the line

Verizon is giving away the iPhone Mini 64GB, or you can pay a few more dollars a month for one with more memory.

https://www.cnet.com/news/get-an-iphone-12-mini-for-free-just-pay-for-the-line/

 

[Software Update] Microsoft PowerToys 0.37.2 Now Available for Windows 10

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

 

World's Largest Crypto Trading Platform Under Investigation by DOJ and IRS: Report

https://gizmodo.com/worlds-largest-crypto-trading-platform-under-investigat-1846893575

 

Clubhouse comes to Android after more than a year of iOS exclusivity

It’s now available in the US and will roll out to other countries soon

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/9/22424399/clubhouse-android-app-release-date-news-features

 

AI Writing Tool Wordtune Transforms Your Words With Ease

Crafting the perfect thought

https://www.lifewire.com/ai-writing-tool-wordtune-transforms-your-words-with-ease-5184882

 

Windows 10 May 2021 update just killed off these features

In with the new, out with the old

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/windows-10-may-2021-update-just-killed-off-these-features

 

Google plans to build a commercial quantum computer by 2029

The company has a new quantum AI campus in Santa Barbara.

https://www.engadget.com/google-quantum-computer-2029-goal-201612680.html

 

Delete your personal information from this scary site now

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/family-tree-now-privacy/570913/

 

Biden: Russian Government Not Responsible for Pipeline Hack, But Hackers Live in Russia

The US will 'pursue a measure to disrupt' the DarkSide ransomware group, President Biden says. He declined to comment on reports that Colonial Pipeline paid the hackers a $5 million ransom.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/biden-russian-government-not-responsible-for-pipeline-hack-but-hackers

 

If you use any of these Android apps, your personal data may be exposed

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/android-apps-personal-data-may-130148037.html

 

How to Drag Windows on Your Mac Trackpad without Clicking

https://www.howtogeek.com/721160/how-to-drag-windows-on-your-mac-trackpad-without-clicking/

 

Digital risk: a risk like any other

Cyber-risk should be part of every business decision

https://www.techradar.com/news/digital-risk-a-risk-like-any-other

 

How to Check Whether Your Flickr Photos Were Used for Facial Recognition Software

Companies have used Flickr to test facial recognition software, so this is how to check whether your photos were involved. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/check-flickr-photos-facial-recognition/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How Do I Get PDF Files to Open Inside My Browser? Or Not?

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_get_pdf_files_to_open_inside_my_browser_or_not/

 

How to integrate Linux Malware Detection and ClamAV for automated malware detection on Linux servers

Jack Wallen walks you through the steps of installing both Linux Malware Detection and ClamAV for a reliable one-two punch of malware and virus prevention.

https://tinyurl.com/36htuk9j

   

Google: We put YouTube TV in the main YouTube app. What now, Roku?

Google sidesteps the YouTube TV ban, threatens to send free devices to customers.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/05/google-foils-rokus-youtube-tv-ban-adds-service-to-the-main-youtube-app/

 

Data leak marketplaces aim to take over the extortion economy

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/data-leak-marketplaces-aim-to-take-over-the-extortion-economy/

 

Best Prime Day Webcam Deals

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-prime-day-webcam-deals

 

Mixxx

A fully-featured application that allows users to mix songs in a professional way, and offers support for dual decks and automatic mixing capabilities

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Audio-Mixers-Synthesizers/Mixxx.shtml

 

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

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

 

Automation & Pervasive, Connected Technology to Pose Cyber Threats in 2030

A project to look at potential cybersecurity threats in a decade sees hackers and marketers sending spam directly to our vision, while attackers' automated systems adapt faster than defenses.

https://tinyurl.com/5afmpsrb

  

6 Facebook privacy settings you need to check right now

Facebook collects a treasure trove of personal information about all of us. Take a few minutes to make sure all of that data stays private.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/6-facebook-privacy-settings-you-need-to-check-right-now/

 

[Tip] Enable Hidden Secret Tab bar Scrolling Feature in Google Chrome

https://www.askvg.com/tip-enable-hidden-secret-tab-bar-scrolling-feature-in-google-chrome/

 

Ireland Shuts Down Hospital Computer Systems Nationwide After Ransomware Attack

https://gizmodo.com/ireland-shuts-down-hospital-computer-systems-nationwide-1846893705

 

Simple bank shutdown goes awry leaving customers without account access

“This has not been a good conversion experience for many of you.”

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/9/22427811/simple-bbva-transition-errors-bank-shutdown

 

Apple Says It Removed 1 Million Suspicious Apps Last Year

Preventing fraud on the App Store

https://www.lifewire.com/apple-says-it-removed-1-million-apps-last-year-5184908

 

Internet Explorer is dead — here’s why Microsoft is jumping ship

The end is finally coming for Internet Explorer in 2022

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/internet-explorer-is-dead-heres-when-microsoft-is-pulling-the-plug

 

Google Maps improvements benefit pedestrians and drivers alike

https://www.engadget.com/google-is-rolling-out-maps-improvements-to-the-benefit-of-drivers-and-pedestrians-alike-183243714.html

 

Gmail tips and tricks: 10 buried settings and features to try

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/gmail-tips-and-tricks/789971/

 

Modular 'Framework' Laptop Starts at $999

There are also $1,399 and $1,999 preconfigured models, as well as a DIY Edition. Pre-orders start today, and the San Francisco-based startup plans to start shipping them by the end of July.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/modular-framework-laptop-starts-at-999

 

Google Chrome now helps you change compromised passwords

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-chrome-change-compromised-passwords-using-assistant-duplex-on-the-web-173750747.html

 

How to Make Firefox Tabs Open at the End of the Tabs List

https://www.howtogeek.com/719839/how-to-make-firefox-tabs-open-at-the-end-of-the-tabs-list/

 

The days of drop-down menus could be numbered in Chrome

Google is working on an alternative method of displaying options

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-days-of-drop-down-menus-could-be-numbered-in-chrome

 

The 10 Best New and Updated Android Apps in 2021 (So Far)

Looking for some fresh Android apps, or reasons to go back to an old favorite? Check out these highlights of 2021 so far. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/best-new-updated-android-apps-2021/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How Do I Know What to Believe Online?

https://askleo.com/what-to-believe-online/

 

World Password Day: How to keep your personal and work data safe

The first Thursday in May is World Password Day. Keeping your data safe isn't as difficult as you think. Here are some strategies.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/world-password-day-how-to-keep-yourself-and-your-company-data-secure/

 

Apple brass discussed disclosing 128-million iPhone hack, then decided not to

Emails entered into Epic Games lawsuit show execs contradicting Apple talking points.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/05/apple-brass-discussed-disclosing-128-million-iphone-hack-then-decided-not-to/

 

Cuba Ransomware partners with Hancitor for spam-fueled attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/cuba-ransomware-partners-with-hancitor-for-spam-fueled-attacks/

 

Microsoft Teams' new Calling layout is optimized for ease of use

Calling gets a new look.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-teams-new-calling-layout-designed-make-work-easier

 

Your Phone

Synchronize your Android phone with your computer so that you have access to the latest photos you take via this sleek application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Mobile-Phone-Tools/Your-Phone.shtml

 

How to Drag and Drop Files between Android Phone and Windows 10 PC in Your Phone app

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/155622-drag-drop-files-between-phone-windows-10-pc-your-phone-app.html

 

How to Adapt to Rising Consumer Expectations of Invisible Security

Working from home has changed users' ideas about seamless security. Here's how to address them.

https://www.darkreading.com/operations/how-to-adapt-to-rising-consumer-expectations-of-invisible-security/a/d-id/1340989

 

Amazon employees accessed mailbox for union election ballots, worker says

Amazon denies the claim. The mailbox is key to a union's objections to the e-commerce giant's actions during a failed vote to organize warehouse workers.

https://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-employees-accessed-mailbox-for-union-election-ballots-worker-says/

 

[Tip] How to Hide or Remove New Downloads Flyout Menu in Microsoft Edge

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-hide-or-remove-new-downloads-flyout-menu-in-microsoft-edge/

 

Framework's Dream of a Modular Laptop Is Real and Ready to Preorder

https://gizmodo.com/frameworks-dream-of-a-modular-laptop-is-real-and-ready-1846888907

 

THE AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE WORLD IS SHRINKING — IT’S OVERDUE

‘The AV industry has promised too much for too long, and has delivered too little’

https://www.theverge.com/22423489/autonomous-vehicle-consolidation-acquisition-lyft-uber

 

Tech Innovations Could Eventually Extend Your Gadget’s Battery Life

No more running out of juice

https://www.lifewire.com/tech-innovations-could-eventually-extend-your-gadget-s-battery-life-5184866

 

Best Zoom alternatives for video calling

These are the best Zoom alternatives when you don't want to use Zoom

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/best-zoom-alternatives

 

Google finally turns Android phones into TV remote controls

Typing your next search will be much less of a pain.

https://www.engadget.com/android-phone-tv-remote-control-182831646.html

 

Quiz: How to find the best laptop for you

https://www.komando.com/buying-guides/komando-laptop-finder-quiz/789780/

 

A Fake MSI Website Is Being Used to Spread Malware

The site looks almost identical to the official one, but offers malware-infested downloads.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/a-fake-msi-website-is-being-used-to-spread-malware

 

Beware: This new malware can steal your passwords and hijack your webcam

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/beware-malware-steal-passwords-hijack-130017317.html

 

What Is Google’s FLoC, and How Will It Track You Online?

https://www.howtogeek.com/724441/what-is-googles-floc-and-how-will-it-track-you-online/

 

Diversifying your backups is the most important thing to do

Diverse cloud backups are essential for business continuity

https://www.techradar.com/news/diversifying-your-backups-is-the-most-important-thing-to-do

 

The 7 Best Hidden Features in Microsoft Edge

Are you stuck on Chrome? Now you can do more with these novel features on Microsoft Edge. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/best-hidden-features-in-microsoft-edge/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

What’s the Difference Between Streaming and Downloading a Video, and How Does It Impact the Limits My ISP Imposes?

https://tinyurl.com/ja7syhsf

   

How to free up storage space in Android 11

You can tap into several options in Android 11 to recapture storage when you're running low.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-free-up-storage-space-in-android-11/

 

96% of US users opt out of app tracking in iOS 14.5, analytics find

Some of the first data on user behavior exceeds advertisers' worst fears.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/05/96-of-us-users-opt-out-of-app-tracking-in-ios-14-5-analytics-find/

 

Google wants to enable multi-factor authentication by default

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-wants-to-enable-multi-factor-authentication-by-default/

 

Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack linked to Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities [Updated]

A new day, a new Microsoft Exchange situation.

https://www.windowscentral.com/colonial-pipeline-ransomware-attack-linked-microsoft-exchange-vulnerabilities

 

Driver Genius

Update or uninstall drivers on your computer, schedule scan operations to find outdated drivers and view a complete hardware information report

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/Driver-Genius-Professional.shtml

 

How to Change Default Lid Close Action in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/69762-how-change-default-lid-close-action-windows-10-a.html

 

Credential Stuffing Reaches 193 Billion Login Attempts Annually

More attacks does not necessarily mean more threats, but all attacks types have increased, according to Akamai's new "State of the Internet" report.

https://beta.darkreading.com/cloud/credential-stuffing-reaches-193-billion-login-attempts-annually

 

Android malware tries to trick you. Here's how to spot it

Malicious apps are common, and they can drive you nuts with ads or steal your personal information.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/android-malware-tries-to-trick-you-heres-how-to-spot-it/

 

[Tip] How to Always Show Downloads Icon in Microsoft Edge Toolbar

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-always-show-downloads-icon-in-microsoft-edge-toolbar/

 

DJI's Air 2S is the Unexpected Drone Upgrade I Didn't Need, but Love

https://gizmodo.com/djis-air-2s-is-the-unexpected-drone-upgrade-i-didnt-nee-1846850252

 

Cyberattack prompts shutdown of major fuel pipeline in the US

Colonial Pipeline said it took some systems offline to contain the threat

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/8/22426158/cyberattack-forces-shutdown-major-us-fuel-colonial-pipeline

 

New Beta Code Suggests Hi-Fi Audio Coming to Apple Music

Lossless audio could end up on Android and iOS in the future

https://www.lifewire.com/new-app-code-suggests-hifi-audio-coming-to-apple-music-5184937

 

Android 12 — 5 big upgrades that change Android phones forever

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/android-12-5-big-upgrades-that-change-android-phones-forever

 

Google Chrome now helps you change compromised passwords

The new feature uses Duplex on the Web to automate the tedious parts.

https://www.engadget.com/google-chrome-change-compromised-passwords-using-assistant-duplex-on-the-web-173750747.html

 

7 secrets hackers don’t want you to know

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/secrets-to-outsmart-hackers/789963/

 

'Lenovo Go' Power Bank Can Fully Charge Your Laptop, Juice Up 3 Devices at Once

Lenovo's new Go sub-brand targets 'hybrid workforce' employees who split their time between an office and home. The first products include a power bank, wireless mouse, and wireless headset.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/lenovo-go-power-bank-can-fully-charge-your-laptop-power-3-devices-at-once

 

DarkSide Hackers’ Bitcoin Stash Tracked

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/darkside-hackers-bitcoin-stash-tracked-202147099.html

 

Wearing headphones while driving is a bad idea, and now we know how bad

Ford undertook a study to see how much wearing headphones messes with your spatial recognition.

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/ford-headphones-while-driving-study/

 

How I use OBS Studio to record videos for my YouTube channel

Install, configure, and use Open Broadcaster Software to record how-to, promotional, and other types of videos.

https://opensource.com/article/21/4/obs-youtube?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=weekly&sc_cid=7013a000002w63PAAQ

 

A Clone on a Mission

EdUBudgie Linux is an Ubuntu clone created by a teacher and aimed directly at the education market.

https://www.linux-magazine.com/Issues/2021/247/EdUBudgie

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Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Overhaul Postal Service (they could have waited for another millennium)

With enough Republican support to pass the Senate, the announcement of the Postal Service Reform Act is an unexpected indication of bipartisan compromise in a divided Congress.

https://tinyurl.com/49e982wz

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Report: Colonial Pipeline paid ransomware attackers $5 million, but still had to rely on its own backups

Tool DarkSide gang provided to decrypt IT systems wasn’t good enough 

https://grahamcluley.com/report-colonial-pipeline-paid-ransomware-attackers-5-million-but-still-had-to-rely-on-its-own-backups/

 

The next MacBook Pros may pair Apple silicon with 64GB of RAM

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-macbook-pro-mac-mini-cpu-leaks-151945192.html

 

How Apple’s AirTags Prevent Stalkers from Tracking You

https://www.howtogeek.com/725588/how-apples-airtags-prevent-stalkers-from-tracking-you/

 

Google is working to bring a significant speed boost to Chrome

New setting will dramatically accelerate navigation

https://www.techradar.com/news/google-is-working-to-bring-a-significant-speed-boost-to-chrome

 

Publishing exploits early doesn’t encourage patching or help defense, data shows

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/patch-management/publishing-exploits-early-doesnt-encourage-patching-or-help-defense-data-shows/

 

Microsoft updates its Windows Update diagnosis tool SetupDiag and includes it in Windows Setup

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/05/14/microsoft-updates-its-windows-update-diagnosis-tool-setupdiag-and-includes-it-in-windows-setup/

 

How one phony vaccine website tried to capture your personal information

Recently seized by the government, the site spoofed an actual company developing a coronavirus vaccine in an effort to steal personal data for malicious purposes.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-one-phony-vaccine-website-tried-to-capture-your-personal-information/

 

DDoS attacks: Stronger than ever and increasingly used for extortion

Low cost and ease of execution drive a resurgence in distributed denial of service attacks as criminals profit from extorting victims 

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3618411/ddos-attacks-stronger-than-ever-and-increasingly-used-for-extortion.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

How to Use BigBlueButton for Web Conferencing on Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-bigbluebutton-for-web-conferencing-linux/

 

Is Microsoft Defender the Best Antivirus for Your PC in 2021?

Microsoft Defender is a capable antivirus. But is it the best choice for your PC in 2021? 

https://www.makeuseof.com/is-microsoft-defender-the-best-antivirus-for-your-pc-in-2021/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

For Windows users, tips on fighting ransomware attacks

The ransomware attack that shut down a major pipeline in the US offers some lessons for Windows users looking to keep themselves safe.

https://tinyurl.com/y73uz8wc

 

How to Send Feedback to Microsoft with Feedback Hub app in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7054-how-send-feedback-microsoft-feedback-hub-app-windows-10-a.html

 

Professional tuner says Apple TV's auto-calibrator doesn't deliver

The feature produced a bluer image on a trio of popular TV sets.

https://www.engadget.com/apple-tv-color-balance-calibration-tests-101007281.html

 

streamCapture2

Save streaming video to your computer with the help of this user-friendly piece of software that enables you to effortlessly manage your downloads

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Download-Managers/streamCapture.shtml

 

Microsoft Security Intelligence exposes phishing scheme that could be affecting you right now

Get ready for your daily dose of cybercrime.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-security-intelligence-exposes-phishing-scheme-could-be-affecting-you-right-now

 

Microsoft introduces Windows 10's new default user interface font

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-introduces-windows-10s-new-default-user-interface-font/

 

IN EPIC V APPLE, EVERYBODY IS LOSING AT THE GAME OF DEFINING GAMES

Is Roblox a game or not?

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/7/22425774/epic-apple-roblox-fortnite-store-game-trial-day-5

 

Colonial Pipeline Reportedly Paid Hackers $5 Million for Decryption Key That Wasn't Very Useful

https://gizmodo.com/colonial-pipeline-reportedly-paid-ransomware-hackers-5-1846885866

 

How to use Zoom app on iPhone, Android, Windows and Mac

A simple guide on how to use Zoom

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/how-to-use-zoom

 

How Ransomware Encourages Opportunists to Become Criminals

And what's needed to stop it: Better information sharing among private organizations and with law enforcement agencies.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/how-ransomware-encourages-opportunists-to-become-criminals/a/d-id/1340953

 

7 secrets hackers don’t want you to know

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/secrets-to-outsmart-hackers/789963/

 

It's Time to Digital Detox: How to Put 6 Feet Between You and Your Tech

More than a year of working and schooling from home plus online socializing have changed our bodies and minds, and not necessarily for the better. It's Mental Health Awareness month, and these easy tips can help you take back control of your digital life.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/its-time-to-digital-detox-how-to-put-6-feet-between-you-and-your-tech

 

Apple faces dilemma over Chinese censorship and surveillance

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-faces-dilemma-over-chinese-141550547.html

 

How to Set Up and Pair an Apple AirTag to iPhone or iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/726085/how-to-set-up-and-pair-an-apple-airtag-to-iphone-or-ipad/

 

Windows 10 security targeted via new critical vulnerability

Wormable vulnerability already patched by Microsoft

https://www.techradar.com/news/windows-10-security-targeted-via-new-critical-vulnerability

 

Microsoft fixes four critical vulnerabilities that pose risk to both data and infrastructure 

https://tinyurl.com/4jh8vvpj

  

Repair PDF Documents withPDF Fixer

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/05/01/repair-pdf-documents-with-pdf-fixer/

 

System76 is about to re-define the Linux desktop experience with COSMIC

System76 is once again redefining the open source desktop. With the upcoming release of Pop!_OS 21.04, users will get to experience COSMIC. Jack Wallen explains.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/system76-is-about-to-re-define-the-linux-desktop-experience-with-cosmic/

 

Colonial Pipeline take-away for CISOs: Embrace the mandates

The DarkSide attack on Colonial is yet another wake-up call for companies to harden their systems against ransomware. History suggests that might not happen despite new government guidance.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3618762/colonial-pipeline-take-away-for-cisos-embrace-the-mandates.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Apple Gave Private iPad Multitasking Camera Access to Zoom

https://www.maketecheasier.com/apple-ipad-multitasking-access-zoom/

 

24 Google Docs Templates That Will Make Your Life Easier

These time-saving Google Docs templates will help you finish your documents instead of struggling to put them together. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/24-google-docs-templates-will-make-life-easier/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

15 ways to speed up Windows 10

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

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3029168/15-ways-to-speed-up-windows-10.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-

NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

How to Do a Repair Install of Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/16397-repair-install-windows-10-place-upgrade.html

 

Intel's next-gen hybrid Optane SSDs are coming to laptops soon

Optane memory H20 shoots for the sweet spot of price and performance.

https://www.engadget.com/intel-optane-memory-h20-hybrid-ssd-explainer-091506343.html

 

Microsoft Brings Coupons to Its Android Browser

Microsoft is working on improving its browser on mobile devices as well, and the latest Canary version of Microsoft Edge comes with a big new feature.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-brings-coupons-to-its-android-browser-532882.shtml

 

Notebook PC shipments are skyrocketing, up 81% over last year

Notebook PCs are hot as ever.

https://www.windowscentral.com/notebook-pc-sales-are-skyrocketing-81-over-last-year

 

Windows 10 Sun Valley update kicks Windows 95's icons to the curb

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-sun-valley-update-kicks-windows-95s-icons-to-the-curb/

 

Listen to what we’ve learned from Epic v. Apple this week

The Vergecast roundtable discussion

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/7/22424947/apple-v-epic-trial-week-1-vergecast-podcast-451

 

Google Docs Update May 'Unilaterally Kill' Some Chrome Extensions, Researcher Warns

https://gizmodo.com/google-docs-update-will-unilaterally-kill-some-chrome-e-1846885167

 

Chrome on Android will let you fix compromised passwords with one click

Google's making four big changes to its Password Manager

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/chrome-on-android-will-let-you-fix-compromised-passwords-with-one-click

 

A Startup With NSA Roots Wants Silently Disarming Cyberattacks on the Wire to Become the Norm

Trinity Cyber takes a new spin on some traditional network-security techniques, but can its approach catch on widely?

https://beta.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/a-startup-with-nsa-roots-wants-silently-disarming-cyberattacks-on-the-wire-to-become-the-norm

 

9 online accounts you can’t delete

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/online-accounts-you-cant-delete/789786/

 

Xbox Party Chat Adds Speech Transcribing and Speech Synthesis Options

Microsoft introduces two new accessibility options to its popular Xbox voice and chat system.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/xbox-party-chat-adds-speech-transcribing-and-speech-synthesis-options

 

Nvidia to Hobble Ether Mining Power on More Gaming Cards

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/nvidia-hobble-ether-mining-power-141539576.html

 

How to Access the Camera from the iPhone Lock Screen

https://www.howtogeek.com/719995/how-to-access-the-camera-from-the-iphone-lock-screen/

 

Twitter subscription service leaks reveal name, price, and an 'undo tweet' option

Twitter Blue is coming

https://www.techradar.com/news/twitter-subscription-service-leaks-reveal-name-price-and-an-undo-tweet-option

 

Biden signs massive cyber order, using federal buying power to influence broader private sector practices

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/government/biden-signs-massive-order-on-cybersecurity/

 

Photo Anonymizer: remove image metadata to improve your privacy

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/04/22/photo-anonymizer-remove-image-metadata-to-improve-your-privacy/

 

Charmin's digital bot is the perfect Zoom companion: Sit on the toilet while in a work meeting and no one will know

The toilet paper giant trots out a digital bot prototype that offers a way to "slip away to do No. 1 or No. 2" while on a video conference.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/charmin-hopes-marketing-lightning-will-strike-twice/

 

What is phishing? How this cyber attack works and how to prevent it

Phishing is a method of trying to gather personal information using deceptive e-mails and websites. Here's what you need to know about this venerable, but increasingly sophisticated, form of cyber attack.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/2117843/what-is-phishing-how-this-cyber-attack-works-and-how-to-prevent-it.html?utm_campaign=welcome_drip&utm_medium=push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

What the COVID 19 Pandemic Taught Us About Video Communication

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-the-pandemic-taught-us-about-video-communication/

 

Is Linux Mint Turning Into Windows?

Developers of Linux Mint have decided to notify users about pending updates on their system. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/linux-mint-turning-into-windows/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

9 Chrome extensions that supercharge Google Drive

Add these extensions for Chrome to work faster and smarter with Google Drive and Google’s productivity apps, Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3244125/chrome-extensions-supercharge-google-drive.html

 

How to Find and Replace Text in Notepad in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/114308-find-replace-text-notepad-windows-10-a.html

 

IBM's 2nm transistors matter because of their shape, not size

2nm is impressively small, but these transistors also use an innovative "nanosheet" design.

https://www.engadget.com/upscaled-ibm-2nm-transistor-design-133046764.html

 

Apple to Replace iCloud Documents and Data with iCloud Drive

Apple has announced an important service change that would have the iCloud Documents and Data capabilities moved to iCloud Drive.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/apple-to-replace-icloud-documents-and-data-with-icloud-drive-532879.shtml

 

How to compare two files with Command Prompt on Windows 10

Do you need to compare similar files for changes? Here's how on Windows 10 without third-party tools.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-compare-two-files-command-prompt-windows-10

 

New TsuNAME DNS bug allows attackers to DDoS authoritative DNS servers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-tsuname-dns-bug-allows-attackers-to-ddos-authoritative-dns-servers/

 

VERIZON AND T-MOBILE WANT YOUR BUSINESS MORE THAN EVER RIGHT NOW

Expect generous promotions and shiny new plans as the expensive 5G buildout continues

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/7/22425022/verizon-t-mobile-att-phone-promotion-magenta-max-5g-c-band

 

Apple Take Note: You Can Park Lenovo's New Cordless Mouse on a Wireless Charging Pad

https://gizmodo.com/apple-take-note-you-can-park-lenovos-new-cordless-mous-1846885308

 

The best VPN service in 2021

Our definitive list of the best VPN services today

https://www.tomsguide.com/best-picks/best-vpn

 

Adobe Issues Patch for Acrobat Zero-Day

The vulnerability is being exploited in limited attacks against Adobe Reader users on Windows.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/adobe-issues-patch-for-acrobat-zero-day/d/d-id/1340983

 

8 hidden maps and trackers you need to switch off

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/stop-your-phone-from-tracking-you/543526/

 

Biden Calls for Government-Wide 2FA, Energy Star-Type Labels for Software

Among other things, a Wednesday executive order creates a pilot program to create an ‘energy star’ type of label so the feds and the public can quickly determine whether software was developed securely, the White House says.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/biden-calls-for-government-wide-2fa-energy-star-type-labels-for-software

 

Colonial Pipeline hit by brief network outage amid efforts to harden system

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/colonial-pipeline-nomination-system-shut-151124750.html

 

5 Signs a VPN Isn’t Trustworthy 

https://www.howtogeek.com/722871/5-signs-a-vpn-isnt-trustworthy%c2%a0/

 

Corsair teases seriously fast DDR5 RAM and it’s coming ‘soon’ (requires new laptops or desktop motherboards)

DDR5-6400 modules offering up to 51GBps bandwidth (GBps = Giga-bytes per second)

https://www.techradar.com/news/corsair-teases-seriously-fast-ddr5-ram-and-its-coming-soon

 

Protecting employees from job offer scams can lead to awkward but important conversations

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/phishing/protecting-employees-from-job-offer-scams-can-lead-to-awkward-but-important-conversations/

 

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/

 

Rocky Linux release candidate is now available and is exactly what CentOS admins are looking for

Jack Wallen kicks the tires of the RC 1 release of Rocky Linux and finds it a more than worthy replacement for CentOS.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/rocky-linux-release-candidate-is-now-available-and-is-exactly-what-centos-admins-are-looking-for/

 

Top cybercrime gangs use targeted fake job offers to deploy stealthy backdoor

The Golden Chickens cybercriminal gang is believed to sell its more_eggs backdoor for spear phishing campaigns executed using information gleaned from victims' LinkedIn profiles.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3613878/top-cybercrime-gangs-use-targeted-fake-job-offers-to-deploy-stealthy-backdoor.html

 

How to Schedule Dark Mode to Activate at Sunset on Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/schedule-dark-mode-android/

 

Windows 10 Is Getting a New Power Option

The new feature is scheduled for a future update, but you can use it today if you'd like. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/windows-10-new-power-option/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

6 fast fixes for common Google Docs problems

Knock down distressing Docs issues in no time with these easy-to-implement, expert-approved solutions.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3616678/6-fast-fixes-for-common-google-docs-problems.html

 

How to Enable or Disable Scheduled Task in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/173777-how-enable-disable-scheduled-task-windows-10-a.html

 

Microsoft Teams is ready for 'friends and family'

After almost a year in preview, Teams has a bunch of new features for personal use.

https://www.engadget.com/microsoft-teams-personal-use-features-154524176.html

 

U.S. Declares Emergency in 17 States Over Recent Pipeline Cyberattacks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared a regional emergency in 17 states and the District of Columbia because of the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline's networks.  

https://news.softpedia.com/news/u-s-declares-emergency-in-17-states-over-recent-pipeline-cyberattacks-532873.shtml

 

Microsoft Teams enhances encryption efforts via Customer Key support

An extra layer of protection never hurts.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-teams-customer-key-support-now-generally-available

 

A student pirating software led to a full-blown Ryuk ransomware attack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/a-student-pirating-software-led-to-a-full-blown-ryuk-ransomware-attack/

 

Google Assistant will sing you a song about getting vaccinated

Can a digital assistant get vaccinated?

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/7/22424917/google-assistant-vaccine-song-covid

 

For Its Next Trick, Motorola Is Working On Smartphones That Can Charge Wirelessly Over the Air

https://gizmodo.com/for-its-next-trick-motorola-is-working-on-smartphones-1846882770

 

Private Internet Access (PIA) review

The veteran provider has made some changes and upped its game

https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/private-internet-access-review

 

Application Attacks Spike as Criminals Target Remote Workers

Application-specific and Web application attacks made up 67% of all attacks in 2020 as criminal strategies shifted in the pandemic.

https://www.darkreading.com/operations/application-attacks-spike-as-criminals-target-remote-workers/d/d-id/1340982

 

Phony investment apps that are waiting to steal your hard-earned money

https://www.komando.com/money/fake-investment-app-scam/790108/

 

SpaceX Taps Google Data Centers to Supply Low-Latency Internet to Starlink

Under the deal, SpaceX will begin building more ground stations at Google data centers to help supply reliable internet to Starlink satellites.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/spacex-taps-google-data-centers-to-supply-low-latency-internet-to-starlink

 

Letter: A ‘too big to fail’ cyber attack is now inevitable

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/885fbe8b-6ead-34a6-879a-3a535ca2a184/letter-a-%e2%80%98too-big-to-fail%e2%80%99.html

 

Scumbag ransomware attackers hit Irish Health Service

https://grahamcluley.com/scumbag-ransomware-attackers-hit-irish-health-service/

 

DarkSide Ransomware Shutdown: An Exit Scam or Running for Hills?

https://www.securityweek.com/darkside-ransomware-shutdown-exit-scam-or-running-hills

 

Microsoft Edge Coming to Linux

Microsoft is bringing it’s new Chromium-based Edge browser to Linux.

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Online/News/Microsoft-Edge-Coming-to-Linux/(tagID)/340

 

How to keep Netflix from gobbling up too much data

Netflix will blow through up to 7GB of data an hour if you let it. Here’s how to put the brakes on Netflix’s data usage.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3618773/how-to-change-your-netflix-streaming-quality.html

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Test your internet speed

Want to know if you’re getting the speed you’re paying for? Run a quick internet speed test to find your current speed. Start the test to get your download and upload speeds.

https://www.allconnect.com/internet/speedtest

 

The best ad blockers in 2021

Say goodbye to irritating ads, thanks to the best ad blockers

https://www.tomsguide.com/round-up/best-adblockers-privacy-extensions

 

Samsung teases its next generation of flexible displays

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/samsung-next-gen-flexible-foldable-displays-094559798.html

 

How to Copy an Image or Video from Files to Photos on iPhone or iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/720216/how-to-copy-an-image-or-video-from-files-to-photos-on-iphone-or-ipad/

 

Ajit Pai promised cheaper Internet—real prices rose 19 percent instead

Home-Internet prices rose four times faster than inflation in Trump era.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/05/ajit-pai-promised-cheaper-internet-real-prices-rose-19-percent-instead/

 

Why Does My Browser Warn Me that “Only Secure Content Is Displayed?”

https://askleo.com/why-does-my-browser-say-only-secure-content-is-displayed/

 

NTFS, FAT, exFAT: Windows 10 File Systems Explained

What is a Windows 10 file system? How do they make data storage easier? 

https://www.makeuseof.com/ntfs-fat-exfat-windows-10-file-systems-explained/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Governments are deploying ‘wartime-like’ efforts to win the global semiconductor race

  - South Korea became the latest country to announce a colossal investment in the industry last week.

  - The nation’s government said Thursday that 510 trillion South Korean won ($452 billion) will be invested in chips by 2030.

  - The bulk of that will come from private companies in the country.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/17/semiconductors-nations-deploy-wartime-like-efforts-to-win-chip-race.html

 

Phishing Attacks Using PDF Files Have Skyrocketed

https://blog.knowbe4.com/phishing-attacks-using-pdf-files-have-skyrocketed

 

Social engineering, fake App Stores, hit iOS, Sophos warns

Sophos spots a highly sophisticated series of attacks that illustrate some of the most common ways to attack iOS.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3618694/social-engineering-fake-app-stores-hit-ios-sophos-warns.html

 

Microsoft, Intel Team Up to Clamp Down on Cryptominers

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Microsoft-Intel-Team-Up-to-Clamp-Down-on-Cryptominers-87111.html

 

Biden's Venmo account was reportedly tracked down within minutes

The payments app reportedly has contact lists publicly accessible by default, making it easy to track users down.

https://www.cnet.com/news/bidens-venmo-account-was-reportedly-tracked-down-within-minutes/

 

How to Enable or Disable Shared Experiences in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/109989-enable-disable-shared-experiences-windows-10-a.html

 

Hackers Are Exploiting Discord and Slack Links to Serve Up Malware

Beware of links from platforms that got big during quarantine.

https://www.wired.com/story/malware-discord-slack-links/

 

Apple seeds watchOS 7.5 RC with expanded ECG support, Apple Card Family Sharing, and more

https://9to5mac.com/2021/05/17/apple-seeds-watchos-7-5-rc/

 

Tech support scammers lure victims with fake antivirus billing emails

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/tech-support-scammers-lure-victims-with-fake-antivirus-billing-emails/

 

Impacted Vendors Release Advisories for FragAttacks Vulnerabilities

https://www.securityweek.com/impacted-vendors-release-advisories-fragattacks-vulnerabilities

 

Google goes nuclear against Roku by adding YouTube TV to the main YouTube app

It’s also securing ‘free streaming devices’ for customers in case talks with Roku completely fall apart

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/7/22425035/google-youtube-tv-roku-app-feud

 

Learn how to make your iPhone battery last longer with simple tips in this video

https://bgr.com/tech/iphone-battery-hidden-tips-tricks-last-longer-5925011/

 

How to Set Up Dual Monitors on the Surface Pro

Get more productivity from your Surface with more screens

https://www.lifewire.com/set-up-dual-monitors-on-surface-pro-5183874

 

Huge 11GB Mass Effect Legendary Edition Patch 1.02 Available to Download Now

https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2021/05/huge_11gb_mass_effect_legendary_edition_patch_1_02_available_to_download_now

 

Apple Is Still Struggling to Unload Its Launch Day HomePods

https://gizmodo.com/apple-is-still-struggling-to-unload-its-launch-day-home-1846877912

 

8 Google searches that put your privacy and security at risk

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/privacy-and-security-search-risks/789379/

 

Your Camera Roll Probably Has Fewer Selfies, More Photos of Food Than Ever

Next year those "one year ago" reminders in your photos app are going to be all bundt cakes and bread.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/your-camera-roll-probably-has-fewer-selfies-more-photos-of-food-than-ever

 

Apple may switch to its own 5G iPhone modems by 2023

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-5g-iphone-chips-2023-kuo-080605379.html

 

How to Opt out of Apple’s “Find My” Network on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/725664/how-to-opt-out-of-apples-find-my-network-on-iphone-ipad-and-mac/

 

Google wants people to use 2FA, so it’s just going to turn it on for them

Non-tech-savvy users always use the defaults, and the default will soon be 2FA.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/05/google-will-soon-start-automatically-enrolling-users-in-2fa/

 

How Do I Stop My Homepage from Changing?

https://askleo.com/how-to-i-stop-my-homepage-from-changing/

 

5 Exciting Linux Distro Updates to Look Forward to in 2021

There are some cool updates and improvements coming this year! Check out these hot Linux distros and what they're bringing. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/exciting-linux-distro-updates-in-2021/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Avoid these 5 phrases that make you sound passive aggressive—here’s how successful people communicate

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/17/phrases-that-make-you-sound-passive-aggressive-and-how-successful-people-communicate.html

 

Download Your Ransomware Hostage Rescue Manual

Free your files! Get the most informative and complete hostage rescue manual on ransomware.

https://info.knowbe4.com/ransomware-hostage-rescue-manual-blog

 

Microsoft nixes Windows 10X

Windows 10X was expected to launch in the spring of 2021 in place of the year's first-half Windows 10 feature upgrade. Didn't happen.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3618793/microsoft-nixes-windows-10x.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Cybercops Scrub Botnet Software From Millions of Computers

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Cybercops-Scrub-Botnet-Software-From-Millions-of-Computers-87110.html

 

AT&T vs. Spectrum: Which is best for your home internet connection?

Both offer fast speeds and reasonable terms, but which provider you should go with really depends on which plans are available at your address.

https://www.cnet.com/home/internet/att-vs-spectrum/

 

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

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

 

Ransomware’s Dangerous New Trick Is Double-Encrypting Your Data

Even when you pay for a decryption key, your files may still be locked up by another strain of malware.

https://www.wired.com/story/ransomware-double-encryption/

 

Apple releases iOS 14.6 RC to developers with Apple Card Family and more, here are the full release notes

https://9to5mac.com/2021/05/17/apple-releases-ios-14-6-rc-to-developers-here-are-the-full-release-notes/

 

Google Play Store to add privacy information for all Android apps

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-play-store-to-add-privacy-information-for-all-android-apps/

 

Cisco Patches Code Execution Flaw in VPN Product 6 Months After Disclosure

https://www.securityweek.com/cisco-patches-code-execution-flaw-vpn-product-6-months-after-disclosure

 

The chip shortage is making cars more expensive

But that’s not slowing down buyers

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/7/22423479/semiconductor-shortage-new-car-truck-prices-sales

 

First M1 iPad Pro benchmarks are a nightmare for Intel and Android

https://bgr.com/tech/m1-ipad-pro-benchmarks-vs-macbook-intel-android-5925023/

 

How to Make a Bluetooth Speaker Louder

How to increase and improve a wireless speaker's sound

https://www.lifewire.com/make-bluetooth-speaker-louder-5120631

 

Apple's new iMac is slim and colorful, but the humble Mac Mini is a better Apple desktop for half the price

https://www.businessinsider.com/imac-2021-vs-mac-mini-2020

 

Update Windows (and Lots of Other Stuff) ASAP: 'FragAttack' Bugs Found Lurking in Millions of Wifi Devices

https://gizmodo.com/update-windows-and-lots-of-other-stuff-asap-fragatta-1846878065

 

Renting a car? This mistake puts your data and money at risk

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/rental-car-scams/789756/

 

Researchers Figure Out How to Control a Venus Flytrap Using an App

They also attached the trap to a robotic arm to create a soft gripper.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/researchers-figure-out-how-to-control-a-venus-flytrap-using-an-app

 

Mind-boggling magnets could unlock plentiful power

https://www.yahoo.com/news/mind-boggling-magnets-could-unlock-230913945.html

 

What Does “Adopting Apps” Mean on a Mac?

https://www.howtogeek.com/720242/what-does-adopting-apps-mean-on-a-mac/

 

Facebook and Big Pharma exploited disease “awareness” for personalized marketing

Visiting medical sites, patient support groups, and more feed the algorithm.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/05/facebook-and-big-pharma-exploited-disease-awareness-for-personalized-marketing/

 

Can I Use More than One Browser?

https://askleo.com/can-i-use-more-than-one-browser/

 

8 Lightweight Windows Music Players That Don't Sacrifice Features

Here are the best Windows music player apps that are lightweight, fast, and bloat-free. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-lightweight-music-players-that-dont-sacrifice-features/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

A Toshiba business unit says it has been attacked by hacking group DarkSide

  - A Toshiba Tec spokesperson told CNBC that it was the victim of a ransomware attack the evening of May 4.

  - They said the attack seems to have been carried out by cyber criminal group DarkSide, which is the same group that the U.S. FBI blamed for the Colonial Pipeline attack.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/14/toshiba-business-unit-says-it-has-been-hacked-by-darkside-reuters.html

 

[HEADS UP] New Phishing Attack With .TXT Attachment Can Steal All Your Secrets

https://blog.knowbe4.com/heads-up-new-phishing-attack-with-.txt-attachment-can-steal-all-your-secrets

 

How to block the Windows 10 May 2021 Update, version 21H1, from installing

Windows 10 21H1 is a minor update, but it’s still wise to opt out of beta testing it. Here’s how to keep the new release off your system for now.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3232632/how-to-block-the-windows-10-may-2021-update-version-21h1-from-installing.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

AirTags vs. Tile and Apple's Antitrust Future

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/AirTags-vs-Tile-and-Apples-Antitrust-Future-87106.html

 

How good is Starlink satellite internet from SpaceX? I tested it out

I signed up to be a Starlink beta tester and put it through its paces to see if it could cope with playing games, streaming video and what the uptime was like 

https://www.cnet.com/home/internet/spacex-starlink-satellite-internet-i-tried-it-out/

 

How to Kill a Process in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/101472-kill-process-windows-10-a.html

 

Why Humans Are So Bad at Seeing the Future

People tend to make predictions while looking through their own narrow lens. The real vision lies in seeing connections.

https://www.wired.com/story/why-humans-are-so-bad-at-seeing-the-future/

 

Sketchy report suggests 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro refresh could be delayed until 2022

https://9to5mac.com/2021/05/17/14-inch-16-inch-macbook-pro-update/

 

New Moriya rootkit used in the wild to backdoor Windows systems

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-moriya-rootkit-used-in-the-wild-to-backdoor-windows-systems/

 

DarkSide Ransomware Hits Toshiba Tec Group

https://www.securityweek.com/darkside-ransomware-hits-toshiba-tec-group

 

WhatsApp relaxes deadline for accepting its new privacy policy

You’ll still have to accept it eventually to use the service

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/7/22424769/whatsapp-privacy-policy-deadline-controversy-functionality

 

Incredible details keep trickling out about the Russian DarkSide hackers

https://bgr.com/tech/colonial-pipeline-hack-new-details-about-darkside-ransomware-gang-5924917/

 

How to Properly Dispose of Batteries

Steps to battery disposal and recycling

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-properly-dispose-of-batteries-4767171

 

Facebook’s fight against privacy doomed to end as Apple persists

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/facebooks-fight-against-privacy-doomed-to-end-as-apple-persists/news

 

Using Just His Thoughts, Paralyzed Man Texts at a Record-Breaking 16 Words a Minute

https://gizmodo.com/using-just-his-thoughts-paralyzed-man-texts-at-a-recor-1846877072

 

AirPods sweepstakes scam: These fake texts are so bad Amazon is suing

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/airpods-sweepstakes-scam/790056/

 

To Bypass Scalpers, Microsoft Tests Xbox Series X Reservation System

The company is testing the program for a small group of Xbox Insider members who own the older Xbox One console and are likely to upgrade.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/to-bypass-scalpers-microsoft-tests-xbox-series-x-reservation-system

 

This incredible new feature might come to the Apple Watch Series 7

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/incredible-feature-might-come-apple-190814425.html

 

How to Disable iCloud Sync for Desktop and Documents Folders on Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/721152/how-to-stop-icloud-sync-for-desktop-and-documents-folders-on-mac/

 

Biggest ISPs paid for 8.5 million fake FCC comments opposing net neutrality

ISP-funded astroturfing used millions of real names and faked consent records.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/05/biggest-isps-paid-for-8-5-million-fake-fcc-comments-opposing-net-neutrality/

 

How do I remove myself from a website I didn’t ask to be on?

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-remove-myself-from-a-website-i-didnt-ask-to-be-on/

 

12 Earth Day Electronics Recycling Projects for DIY Beginners

Check out these fun Earth Day project ideas for DIY electronics recycling. Turn your old devices and gadgets into something useful! 

https://www.makeuseof.com/earth-day-electronics-recycling-projects/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Why everyone from Elon Musk to Janet Yellen is worried about bitcoin’s energy usage

  - Elon Musk said Tesla has halted purchases of vehicles with bitcoin due to concerns over the “rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels for bitcoin mining.”

  - The cryptocurrency uses more energy than entire countries such as Sweden and Malaysia, according to researchers.

  - Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has also warned about bitcoin’s environmental impact, saying it uses a “staggering” amount of power.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/13/why-elon-musk-is-worried-about-bitcoin-environmental-impact.html

 

The Growing WeTransfer Phishing Campaign Can Put Your Users at Risk

https://blog.knowbe4.com/the-growing-wetransfer-phishing-campaign-can-put-your-users-at-risk

 

US IT jobs growth continues, with pandemic in the rearview mirror

Both IT professionals and the tech sector overall again saw job growth in April, as the tech industry resumes year-on-year growth, new data shows.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3542681/us-it-jobs-growth-continues-with-pandemic-in-the-rearview-mirror.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

DuckDuckGo Unwraps Google FLoC Blocker

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

 

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 review: Pure premium 2-in-1 primed for Galaxy fans

If your mobile life is filled with the latest Galaxy devices, you'll probably want one of these.

https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-galaxy-book-pro-360-15-inch-2021-review-pure-premium-2-in-1-primed-for-galaxy-fans/

 

How to Use Find My Device for Windows 10 PCs

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/28960-find-my-device-windows-10-pcs.html

 

Apple AirTags and the ‘Find My’ app only work because of a massive covert tracking network

There's more to this tech than just a Tile rival

https://thenextweb.com/news/apple-airtags-find-my-app-work-because-massive-covert-tracking-network-syndication

 

New video offers first hands-on look at white Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro

https://9to5mac.com/2021/05/17/white-magic-keyboard-hands-on/

 

Qualcomm vulnerability impacts nearly 40% of all mobile phones

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/qualcomm-vulnerability-impacts-nearly-40-percent-of-all-mobile-phones/

 

Insurer CNA Fully Restores Systems Following Ransomware Attack

https://www.securityweek.com/insurer-cna-fully-restores-systems-following-ransomware-attack

 

After Xbox testimony, Apple tells Microsoft to put up or shut up

A new motion seeks to pull back testimony from Xbox executive Lori Wright

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/7/22424668/epic-apple-antitrust-lawsuit-microsoft-xbox-profitability-lori-wright

 

Fascinating details emerge about the Russian hackers who attacked a major US fuel pipeline

https://bgr.com/tech/colonial-pipeline-hack-details-darkside-responsible-fbi-statement-5924597/

 

Get the Most Money for Your Old Laptop or Smartphone

Your used gadget is someone else's treasure

https://www.lifewire.com/where-to-sell-your-old-laptop-or-smartphone-2377726

 

Evidence Microsoft is porting Windows 10X features to Windows 10 ‘Sun Valley’

https://mspoweruser.com/evidence-microsoft-is-porting-windows-10x-features-to-windows-10-sun-valley/

 

Here's How to Get the Government to Pay $50 Toward Your Monthly Internet Bill

https://gizmodo.com/heres-how-to-get-the-government-to-pay-50-toward-your-1846875905

 

6 apps you need to delete from your smartphone now

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/apps-you-need-to-delete/788229/

Canadian Court OKs Settlement Over Defective MacBook Pros

Those affected are now eligible to recoup $175 CAD for their trouble, as well as a refund for any repair services they might have paid for.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/canadian-court-oks-settlement-over-defective-macbook-pros

 

Chrome now uses Duplex to fix your stolen passwords

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/chrome-now-uses-duplex-fix-173829950.html

 

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

 

Upgrade your Linux PC hardware using open source tools

Get more performance from your PC with the hardware upgrades that will give you the biggest payback.

https://opensource.com/article/21/4/upgrade-linux-hardware?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=weekly&sc_cid=7013a000002w794AAA

 

What Should I do if I Accidentally Click on a Phishing Link?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d21-z8wsO7c

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Windows 10 has a built-in ransomware block, you just need to enable it

Turns out there is a mechanism in Windows Defender that can protect your files from ransomware.

https://www.pcgamer.com/windows-10-has-a-built-in-ransomware-block-you-just-need-to-enable-it/

 

Thousands of 'fake AirPods' seized in Ohio, CBP says

https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/16/us/fake-airpods-from-china-seized-trnd/index.html

 

Apple AirTags, Now Jailbroken, Could Become Even Bigger Privacy Nightmare

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/322683-apple-airtags-now-jailbroken-could-become-even-bigger-privacy-nightmare

 

Police respond to reports of shots fired inside Calumet City mall

https://www.yahoo.com/news/police-respond-reports-shots-fired-004206073.html

 

What Is a “Command and Control Server” for Malware?

https://www.howtogeek.com/726136/what-is-a-command-and-control-server-for-malware/

 

Why Would a Website’s Automatic Sign-in Suddenly Stop Working?

https://askleo.com/why_would_a_web_sites_automatic_signin_suddenly_stop_working/

 

The Best Way to Clean Windows 10: A Step-by-Step Guide

Don't know how to clean Windows 10? Here's a clear step-by-step guide to getting your Windows PC nice and tidy again. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-way-clean-windows-10-step-step-guide/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Scammers are using a network of fake apps to steal funds from crypto newbies

Attackers are even targeting victims via dating sites

https://www.techradar.com/news/scammers-are-using-a-network-of-fake-apps-to-steal-funds-from-crypto-newbies

 

Linux Running Too Slow? Here’s How to Find the Cause

https://www.maketecheasier.com/linux-running-too-slow-heres-how-to-find-the-cause/

 

Seniors' guide to social media privacy settings

https://blog.avast.com/social-media-security-for-seniors-avast

 

How to apply the golden section rule to improve your graphic design

When designing a poster, slide, brochure or more, apply the golden section rule to get your point across quickly. You can use Microsoft Publisher, PowerPoint or any other design application.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-apply-the-golden-section-rule-to-improve-your-graphic-design/

 

What the Hell Happened to Aukey's Products on Amazon?

https://lifehacker.com/what-the-hell-happened-to-aukeys-products-on-amazon-1846870233

 

Microsoft earns high marks for email security, but experts say it doesn't do enough

Despite its high marks in The Forrester Wave, Microsoft is accused of having a 'security blind spot' by Egress.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-earns-high-marks-email-security-experts-say-it-doesnt-do-enough

 

How to Enable or Disable NTFS Last Access Time Stamp Updates in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/139015-enable-disable-ntfs-last-access-time-stamp-updates-windows-10-a.html

 

‘Fact-checking is not rocket science’: How teens are helping seniors spot online misinformation

Non-profit organization MediaWise is helping seniors across the country determine fact from fiction online with the help of fact-checking teens. MediaWise teen fact-checker Isaac Harte joins News NOW to discuss how to spot online misinformation and how to talk to family members who might be posting misleading information. 

https://www.nbcnews.com/now/video/-fact-checking-is-not-rocket-science-how-teens-are-helping-seniors-spot-online-misinformation-111855685655

 

Massive Facebook Bot Farm Responsible for over 200k Misleading Posts

A group of security researchers claim to stumble across a massive bot farm aimed at influencing public opinion on Facebook during the 2020 presidential election and the pandemic. 

https://news.softpedia.com/news/massive-facebook-bot-farm-from-the-2020-election-uncovered-532871.shtml

 

Prevent iPhone apps from tracking you in iOS 14.5. Here's how

It takes less than a minute to change a setting that will enhance your privacy and help prevent ads from following you across the internet. Here's how to do it.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/prevent-iphone-apps-from-tracking-you-in-ios-14-5-heres-how/

 

Cisco bugs allow creating admin accounts, executing commands as root

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/cisco-bugs-allow-creating-admin-accounts-executing-commands-as-root/

 

88% of iOS Users Reject Online Tracking

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10938/88-ios-users-reject-online-tracking

 

Your next phone could use over-the-air wireless charging — how the futuristic tech works

Motorola may have the first phone with OTA wireless charging

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/your-next-phone-could-use-over-the-air-wireless-charging-how-the-futuristic-tech-works

 

Microsoft reportedly shelves Windows 10X, its Chrome OS competitor

Windows 10X was supposed to ship on Chromebook-like devices

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/7/22424700/microsoft-windows-10-x-canceled-rumors

 

7 Gmail Browser Extensions That Are So Good They Should Be Native Features

https://gizmodo.com/7-gmail-browser-extensions-that-are-so-good-they-should-1846857822

 

‘We’re shutting off your service’: Frightening utility scam red flags

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/viral-utility-scams/789754/

 

Don't Judge the Work-From-Home Experiment by the Last Year Alone

Vaccines are being distributed, restrictions are being lifted—and you’re still Zooming into daily meetings from the couch in your sweats. Here’s what’s working with remote work (and what’s not), and what the future might hold.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/dont-judge-the-work-from-home-experiment-by-the-last-year-alone

 

Microsoft is extending its Teams app to regular consumers

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-extending-teams-to-consumers-130010134.html

 

Do ISPs Track and Sell Your Browsing Data?

https://www.howtogeek.com/724472/do-isps-track-and-sell-your-browsing-data/

 

Does cleaning cookies force me to re-verify my bank login?

https://askleo.com/does-cleaning-cookies-force-me-to-re-verify-my-bank-login/

 

5 Quick Tips for Removing Spyware on Windows 10

Spyware is difficult to remove, but here are five easy tips to speed up the process. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/quick-tips-removing-spyware-windows-10/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Fewer Americans trust ISPs to look out for their best interests

Growing distrust could help make the case for restoring net neutrality

https://www.techradar.com/news/fewer-americans-trust-isps-to-look-out-for-their-best-interests

 

Using the /proc Filesystem to Examine Your Linux Inner Workings

https://www.maketecheasier.com/proc-filesystem-examine-linux-inner-working/

 

Patch your Macs against this attack

https://blog.avast.com/macs-attacked-by-worst-hack-in-years-avast

 

Linux 101: What are the Linux systemd equivalents of runlevels?

If systemd is a bit confusing to you, Jack Wallen is here to help ease that a bit by comparing systemd targets to sysvinit runlevels.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-101-what-are-the-linux-systemd-equivalents-of-runlevels/

 

How to Share a Podcast Episode From a Specific Timestamp So Your Friend Will Actually Listen to It

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-share-a-podcast-episode-from-a-specific-timestam-1846870981

 

Windows 10X is on ice as Microsoft focuses efforts on rejuvenating Windows 10 desktop instead

Don't expect Windows 10X anytime soon as the company focuses on making Windows 10 better instead.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10x-ice-microsoft-focuses-efforts-rejuvenating-windows-10-desktop-instead

 

How to Rebuild the Icon Cache in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5645-rebuild-icon-cache-windows-10-a.html

 

Biden admin discussed using military fuel stockpile, National Guard to respond to Colonial Pipeline hack

The options presented by the Pentagon could be reconsidered if the crisis lasts well beyond early next week, said people familiar with the conversations.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/biden-admin-discussed-using-military-fuel-stockpile-national-guard-respond-n1267473

 

Windows 10’s Notepad Starts Warning on Old Versions

While Notepad is for many just a barebones text editor, this little app has become an important part of the default Windows app arsenal.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-s-notepad-starts-warning-on-old-versions-532869.shtml

 

QLED vs. OLED TVs: What's the difference anyway?

Samsung's QLED and LG's OLED televisions may sound similar, but really they're chalk and cheese.

https://www.cnet.com/news/qled-vs-oled-samsung-and-lg-tv-technologies-explained/

 

Windows Defender bug fills Windows 10 boot drive with thousands of files

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-defender-bug-fills-windows-10-boot-drive-with-thousands-of-files/

 

Windows Defender Bug Fills Hard Drive

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10937/windows-defender-bug-fills-hard-drive

 

Google Chrome vs. Microsoft Edge: Which browser is best?

Has Microsoft Edged out Chrome as the best browser on the market?

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/google-chrome-vs-microsoft-edge

 

PSA: you’ve only got a few more weeks to upload unlimited pictures to Google Photos for free

The new 15GB cap kicks in on June 1st

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/7/22424528/google-photos-storage-limit-date-15gb-cap-deadline

 

CAPTCHAs May Soon Go Extinct

https://gizmodo.com/captchas-may-soon-go-extinct-1846911184

 

Patch your router and update your devices – Wi-Fi flaw puts billions at risk

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/dangerous-wi-fi-flaw/789921/

 

State AGs to Facebook: 'Instagram for Kids' Is a Bad Idea

The National Association of Attorneys General doesn't trust Facebook to get this right for children.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/facebook-urged-to-stop-developing-instagram-for-kids-by-44-attorneys-general

 

WhatsApp will gradually stop working if you don't agree to its new privacy policy

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/whatsapp-privacy-policy-feature-205217967.html

 

How to Show or Hide Specific Desktop Icons on Windows 10 

https://www.howtogeek.com/723155/how-to-show-or-hide-specific-desktop-icons-on-windows-10/

 

How can I automate an SFTP transfer between two servers?

https://askleo.com/how_can_i_automate_an_sftp_transfer_between_two_servers/

 

The 5 Best Mac Image Viewer Apps With Unique Features

Looking for a more powerful image viewer for your Mac? These options each offer unique features.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-image-viewer-apps-mac/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

IBM just made the first 2nm processor, but don't expect a 2nm gaming CPU any time soon

Analysis: is the future of processors already here?

https://www.techradar.com/news/ibm-just-made-the-first-2nm-processor-but-dont-expect-a-2nm-gaming-cpu-any-time-soon

 

How to Connect a Projector to Your Ubuntu Computer

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

 

What does your Google Nest thermostat do with your data? 

https://blog.avast.com/what-google-nest-knows-about-you-avast

 

Windows 10 PowerToys: A cheat sheet

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

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

 

How to Delete Your Clubhouse Account, Because It's Not as Easy as You Think

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-delete-your-clubhouse-account-because-its-not-a-1846861630

 

Apple claims Microsoft VP's Epic Games v. Apple testimony shouldn't be viewed as credible

Apple's fight against Epic has taken a motion-based turn.

https://www.windowscentral.com/apple-claims-microsoft-vps-epic-games-v-apple-testimony-shouldnt-be-viewed-credible

 

How to Turn On or Off Vertical Tabs in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/164365-how-turn-off-vertical-tabs-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Who's in charge here? Colonial Pipeline hack exposes huge holes in U.S. cyber defenses, say experts

The government, said Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, can't say for sure which agency is in charge of securing its own networks, let alone private ones vital to the economy.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/who-s-charge-here-colonial-pipeline-hack-exposes-huge-holes-n1267057

 

Microsoft Blocks Firefox Nightly Downloads, It’s All Just an Error

The browser world pretty much comes down to three giants right now, namely Google Chrome, which controls some 70 percent of the desktop, Microsoft Edge, already offered as the default Windows 10 browser but also offered on Linux and Mac, and Mozilla Firefox, which is seen by many as the only alternative to Chromium rivals.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-blocks-firefox-nightly-downloads-it-s-all-just-an-error-532868.shtml

 

iOS 14.6: Release date and all the rumors we've heard about new features

Apple's iOS 14.5 is still new, but we're already looking ahead to the buzzy features we've found in the iOS 14.6 beta, and some rumored additions. Plus, here's how to download the public beta now.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/ios-14-6-release-date-and-all-the-rumors-weve-heard-about-new-features/

 

U.S. Agency for Global Media data breach caused by a phishing attack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-agency-for-global-media-data-breach-caused-by-a-phishing-attack/

 

Microsoft Ditches Windows 10X

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10936/microsoft-ditches-windows-10x

 

Intel and AMD chips are vulnerable to scary new attack — Spectre has returned [Updated]

Previous mitigations against Spectre aren't effective

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/intel-and-amd-chips-are-vulnerable-to-scary-new-attack-spectre-has-returned

 

Server glitch allowed Eufy owners to see through other homes’ cameras

‘Basically I could see every camera,’ one user reported

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/17/22440298/eufy-privacy-glitch-server-error-camera-feed-exposed

 

Clubhouse Announces That Its App Will Be Available on Android Worldwide by Friday

https://gizmodo.com/clubhouse-announces-that-its-app-will-be-available-on-a-1846906336

 

How to test your internet speeds

https://www.komando.com/episode/how-to-test-your-internet-speeds/789377/

 

Intel Tips New 11th Gen 'Tiger Lake-H' CPUs for Thin, Powerful Gaming and Creative Laptops

Need some serious mobile muscle? Intel just announced 10 new CPUs for gaming and content-creation laptops, some packing eight cores and running as fast as 5GHz.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/intel-tips-new-11th-gen-tiger-lake-h-cpus-for-thin-powerful-gaming-and

 

This might be our first look at Apple’s totally redesigned M2 MacBook Air

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/might-first-look-apple-totally-185747906.html

 

Internet Connection Not Working? 10 Troubleshooting Tips

https://www.howtogeek.com/721045/internet-not-working-10-tips-to-troubleshoot-a-connection/

 

What Is Javascript and Why Do I Need It?

https://askleo.com/what_is_javascript_and_why_do_i_need_it/

 

12 Unnecessary Windows Programs and Apps You Should Uninstall

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

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

 

Serious Qualcomm security flaw could have affected millions of phones

Patches should now be rolling out from Android smartphone makers

https://www.techradar.com/news/serious-qualcomm-security-flaw-could-have-affected-millions-of-phones

 

How to Use and Edit the Hosts File in Linux

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

 

Understanding scraping in the Facebook, LinkedIn, and Clubhouse data leaks

https://blog.avast.com/scraping-and-social-media-leaks-avast

 

Phishing attacks imitate Wells Fargo and Chase the most

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/phishing-attacks-imitate-wells-fargo-and-chase-the-most/

 

Use 'Admin Assist' to Automatically Mute Trolls in Your Facebook Groups

https://lifehacker.com/use-admin-assist-to-automatically-mute-trolls-in-your-f-1846859884

 

Poll: What's your favorite Microsoft bombshell revealed by the Epic Games v. Apple trial?

Who knew a lawsuit could be so much fun?

https://www.windowscentral.com/poll-whats-your-favorite-microsoft-bombshell-revealed-epic-games-v-apple-trial

 

How to Drag and Drop Files between Android Phone and Windows 10 PC in Your Phone app

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/155622-drag-drop-files-between-phone-windows-10-pc-your-phone-app.html

 

The Social Challenge: Rise in internet addiction amid pandemic isolation

Overseas studies have shown a sharp increase in internet addiction during the pandemic with links to anxiety and depression. NBC News’ Lester Holt speaks with an expert about the troubling rise and hears from a man whose health suffered as a result of his dependence on the internet.

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/the-social-challenge-rise-in-internet-addiction-amid-pandemic-isolation-111724101763

 

Apple to Give Up on Qualcomm Chips, Release Its Own iPhone 5G Modem in 2023

We’ve known for a while that Apple wants to reduce reliance on third parties and build as many components as possible on its own, and the chips used on iPhones, as well as the new Apple Silicon push, is the living proof in this regard.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/apple-to-give-up-on-qualcomm-chips-release-its-own-iphone-5g-modem-in-2023-532867.shtml

 

Brain implants let paralyzed man write on a screen using thoughts alone

Researchers combine neural implants with AI to develop a "mindwriting" system that converts imagined writing to text on a screen.

https://www.cnet.com/news/brain-implants-let-paralyzed-man-write-on-a-screen-using-thoughts-alone/

 

DOD expands bug disclosure program to all publicly accessible systems

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/dod-expands-bug-disclosure-program-to-all-publicly-accessible-systems/

 

Google Criticized Over Misleading Gov't Ads

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10935/google-criticized-over-misleading-govt-ads

 

Microsoft Teams to start auto-recording all your meetings — did we ask for this?

Microsoft Teams to start automatically recording all your meetings

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/microsoft-teams-to-start-auto-recording-all-your-meetings-did-we-ask-for-this

 

Google’s Phone app can now announce who’s calling when the phone rings

A spoken caller ID

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/17/22440391/google-phone-app-android-caller-id-announce-rings

 

This Guy Designed an Android App That Deletes All Your Phone's Data When Police Try to Crack It

https://gizmodo.com/this-guy-designed-an-android-app-that-deletes-all-your-1846850066

 

Use this free tool to find all the pictures of you lurking on the web

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/pimeyes-facial-recognition/788651/

 

Michael Dell Says Chip Shortages Will Probably Last for Years

Dell has paid a premium to secure supplies and the biggest problem is the "one-dollar range" components.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/michael-dell-says-chip-shortages-will-probably-last-for-years

 

Intel's 11th-gen H-series CPUs are finally ready for powerful gaming laptops

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/intel-11th-gen-h-series-gaming-laptops-110013288.html

 

Prime Day prices now: Roku Ultra streamer drops to $69 (save $30)

That's the lowest price of 2021 for Roku's premium model, which offers 4K UHD and more.

https://www.cnet.com/news/prime-day-prices-now-roku-ultra-streamer-drops-to-69-save-30/

 

Google’s Vested Interest in Linux Security

https://linuxinsider.com/story/googles-vested-interest-in-linux-security-87085.html

 

How to sign a PDF document on a Windows computer using Adobe Reader

https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-sign-a-pdf-on-windows

 

Digital Textbooks for Cheap: The 5 Best Online Textbook Stores for Ebooks

If you want textbooks for as cheap as possible, your best bet is to go digital. Here are the best sites for getting textbooks online.

https://whatnerd.com/digital-textbooks-for-cheap-online-stores/

 

Social engineering, fake App Stores, hit iOS, Sophos warns

Sophos spots a highly sophisticated series of attacks that illustrate some of the most common ways to attack iOS.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3618694/social-engineering-fake-app-stores-hit-ios-sophos-warns.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

This Dolby Atmos-Enabled Speaker Set Is On Sale For Over 50 Percent Off

https://www.extremetech.com/deals/322814-this-dolby-atmos-enabled-speaker-set-is-on-sale-for-over-50-percent-off

 

How Do I Make Sure I Don’t Have Malware?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gmR1a22reo

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Intel, Researchers Debate Whether New Spectre-Type Vulnerabilities Exist

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/322498-intel-researchers-debate-whether-new-spectre-type-vulnerabilities-exist

 

You need to see this brilliant Gmail trick that everyone should be using

https://bgr.com/tech/gmail-tips-email-address-filter-avoid-spam-5923455/

 

This New Program Can Help Families Afford Home Internet

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/724dbea7-d632-3c12-a7bc-906d95370643/this-new-program-can-help.html

 

How to Save an Email as a PDF in Gmail

https://www.howtogeek.com/722626/how-to-save-an-email-as-a-pdf-in-gmail/

 

View and access your recently closed tabs with the Undo Closed Tabs Button extension for Firefox and Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/05/13/view-and-access-your-recently-closed-tabs-with-the-undo-closed-tabs-button-extension-for-firefox-and-chrome/

 

Google will soon make two-factor authentication mandatory

Search giant plans to automatically enroll users in two-step verification

https://www.techradar.com/news/google-will-soon-make-two-factor-authentication-mandatory

 

Report finds old misconfiguration woes continue to hammer corporate clouds

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cloud-security/report-finds-old-misconfiguration-woes-continue-to-hammer-corporate-clouds/

 

How to create notes anywhere in iOS 14 with back tap and Shortcuts

Harness the power of the Shortcuts app to build a workflow that allows you to take notes anywhere inside of iOS 14 without opening a secondary app.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-create-notes-anywhere-in-ios-14-with-back-tap-and-shortcuts/

 

Peloton's Data Breach Is a Reminder to Lie Whenever You Can

https://lifehacker.com/pelotons-data-breach-is-a-reminder-to-lie-whenever-you-1846858363

 

How to Set Up a Generic USB Keyboard with Your MacBook

https://www.maketecheasier.com/set-up-usb-keyboard-macbook/

 

As much as $365 billion wiped off cryptocurrency market after Tesla stops car purchases with bitcoin

  - Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the electric vehicle maker would suspend car purchases using bitcoin, citing environmental concerns.

  - As much as $365.85 billion was wiped off the entire cryptocurrency market though it did pare some losses. Bitcoin, ether and XRP were all sharply lower.

  - Musk said Tesla will not be selling any bitcoin and intends to use it for transactions “as soon as mining transitions to more sustainable energy. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/13/bitcoin-btc-price-falls-after-tesla-stops-car-purchases-with-crypto.html

 

China’s carbon pollution now surpasses all developed countries combined

As China's coal-reliant economy has boomed, so, too, have its emissions.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/05/chinas-carbon-pollution-now-surpasses-all-developed-countries-combined/

 

How to "Pin to taskbar" and "Unpin from taskbar" Apps in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3449-pin-taskbar-unpin-taskbar-apps-windows-10-a.html

 

The best affordable Windows laptops you can buy

Chromebooks aren’t always the answer if you have a limited budget.

https://www.engadget.com/best-affordable-windows-laptops-123000512.html

 

3 great VPNs for Xbox in 2021

Gamers can have a little privacy. As a treat.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-vpn-for-xbox/

 

Microsoft to Kill Off Windows 10 Version 1909

It’s a big week for Windows 10, not only because Microsoft is now giving the finishing touches to version 21H1, the next feature update to go live for the operating system, but also because the company is rolling out new security patches as part of its monthly Patch Tuesday cycle.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-to-kill-off-windows-10-version-1909-532865.shtml

 

LiveLeak, the internet’s font of gore and violence, has shut down

After fifteen years in operation, LiveLeak is no more

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/7/22424356/liveleak-shock-site-shuts-down-itemfix

 

Network Solutions and Register.com hit by ongoing DNS outage

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/network-solutions-and-registercom-hit-by-ongoing-dns-outage/

 

Biden Signs Executive Order on Strengthening Cybersecurity Defenses: Feedback Friday

https://www.securityweek.com/biden-signs-executive-order-strengthening-cybersecurity-defenses-feedback-friday

 

How to Pair a Logitech Keyboard

Connect your Bluetooth or Unifying Logitech keyboard to your device

https://www.lifewire.com/pair-logitech-keyboard-5176339

 

ExpressVPN review

The best just keep getting better ExpressVPN is our #1 VPN

https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/expressvpn-review

 

Arduino's New DIY Kit Makes It Easy to Build Smart Home Gadgets

https://gizmodo.com/arduinos-new-diy-kit-makes-it-easy-to-build-smart-home-1846847792

 

Facebook's fake oversight: an insult to us all

https://www.komando.com/episode/facebook-is-policing-itself-and-thats-an-insult/789128/

 

Facebook to Nudge Users to Read a News Article Before Sharing It Online

What a concept, right? Twitter rolled out the same feature last year as a guardrail to prevent misinformation from going viral. Apparently, Facebook wants to try it out too.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/facebook-to-nudge-users-to-read-a-news-article-before-sharing-it-online

 

Clubhouse Launches Android App As iPhone Downloads Plunge

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/clubhouse-launches-android-app-iphone-195407375.html

 

How to Check How Much OneDrive Storage You Have Left

SilentNotes is an open source note-taking tool, to-do list app that can sync the content between your Windows 10 and Android devices

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/05/12/silentnotes-is-an-open-source-note-taking-tool-to-do-list-app-that-can-sync-the-content-between-your-windows-10-and-android-devices/

 

Intel's new gaming graphics card is 'right around the corner'

An Intel employee hints at the upcoming release in a Tweet

https://www.techradar.com/news/intels-new-gaming-graphics-card-is-right-around-the-corner

 

167 counterfeit apps used for financial scams against Android and iOS users

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/mobile-security/167-counterfeit-apps-used-for-financial-scams-against-android-and-ios-users/

 

This ambitious Microsoft project aims to fix cloud computing security

Microsoft Research's Project Freta aims to find invisible malware running on the cloud.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/this-ambitious-microsoft-project-aims-to-fix-cloud-computing-security/

 

Why You Shouldn't Use PayPal to Send Twitter 'Tips'

https://lifehacker.com/why-you-shouldnt-use-paypal-to-send-twitter-tips-1846845131

 

How to Connect an External Monitor to Your Mac

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-to-connect-external-monitor-for-mac/

 

If Comcast decides to sell regional sports networks, these buyers make the most sense

  - NBCUniversal, the parent company of CNBC, is reportedly considering selling its regional sports networks, according to The Wall Street Journal.

  - If it does, potential buyers like private investment firms and sports owners could benefit 

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/12/if-comcast-decides-to-sell-regional-sports-networks-these-buyers-make-the-most-sense.html

 

US physics lab Fermilab exposes proprietary data for all to see

Exposed systems paved way for researchers to access code, messages, passwords, and more.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/05/researchers-peek-into-proprietary-data-of-us-particle-physics-lab-fermilab/

 

How to Change Default Lid Close Action in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/69762-how-change-default-lid-close-action-windows-10-a.html

 

Vizio makes nearly as much money from ads and data as it does from TVs

Those low-priced TVs are a vehicle for advertising and they can track what you're watching.

https://www.engadget.com/vizio-q1-earnings-inscape-013937337.html

 

The government's $50 home internet discount: Who's eligible and how to sign up

Americans who qualify can now take advantage of a new government subsidy designed to offset the cost of getting connected at home.

https://www.cnet.com/home/internet/heres-how-to-sign-up-for-a-50-discount-on-your-internet-bill-from-the-fcc-emergency-broadband-benefit/

 

Twitter’s New Tip Jar Feature has Some Privacy Issues

Twitter recently introduced a new feature that allows users to tip one another. This feature, dubbed ‘Tip Jar,' allows users to submit a tip to each others, including journalists, security professionals, developers, and others. However, Twitter users' privacy is jeopardized by this exciting new Tip Jar feature. 

https://news.softpedia.com/news/twitter-s-new-tip-jar-feature-has-some-privacy-issues-532863.shtml

 

FTC report blasts manufacturers for restricting product repairs

‘There is scant evidence to support manufacturers’ justifications for repair restrictions’

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/7/22424363/ftc-repair-restrictions-report-nixing-the-fix-smartphones-automakers

 

Google Chrome adopts Windows 10 exploit protection feature

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-chrome-adopts-windows-10-exploit-protection-feature/

 

DC Police Victim of Massive Data Leak by Ransomware Gang

https://www.securityweek.com/dc-police-victim-massive-data-leak-ransomware-gang

 

How to See Your Top Artists on Apple Music

Use Apple Music Replay for your most played tunes

https://www.lifewire.com/see-your-top-artists-on-apple-music-5118208

Hotspot Shield review

Hotspot Shield just keeps on getting better

https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/hotspot-shield-review

 

Zoom Claims Another Victim as NYC Schools Cancel Snow Days

https://gizmodo.com/zoom-claims-another-victim-as-nyc-schools-cancel-snow-d-1846821961

 

Biden's act for all internet is not good

https://www.komando.com/episode/bidens-act-for-all-internet-is-not-good/788872/

 

HyperX Launches DDR4 RAM With 5,333MHz Speed for $1,245

The product is on sale now via HyperX's website. However, the PC component maker issued some caveats around using the overclocked RAM.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/hyperx-launches-ddr4-ram-with-5333mhz-speed-for-1245

 

This $70 device makes it easy to stay connected in an older car — here's why shoppers love it

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/amazon-echo-auto-141526069.html

 

How to Add Captions to Images in Google Docs

https://www.howtogeek.com/725451/how-to-add-captions-to-images-in-google-docs/

 

FragAttacks: vulnerabilities that affect Wi-Fi devices

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/05/12/fragattacks-vulnerabilities-that-affect-wi-fi-devices/

 

What the FLoC? A look at Google's alternative to cookies

Google is trialling its first alternative to tracking cookies

https://www.techradar.com/news/what-the-floc-a-look-at-googles-alternative-to-cookies

 

‘Everyone had to rethink security’: What Microsoft learned from a chaotic year

https://www.scmagazine.com/remote-access/everyone-had-to-rethink-how-they-think-about-security-what-microsoft-learned-from-a-chaotic-year/

 

How to connect a client to the open-source Pritunl VPN

Now that you have your Pritunl VPN server up and running, Jack Wallen shows you how to connect the client.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-connect-a-client-to-the-open-source-pritunl-vpn/

 

Why Did My Wifi Disappear After a Windows Update?

https://lifehacker.com/why-did-my-wifi-disappear-after-a-windows-update-1846838900

 

What VRAM Is and How to Increase It

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-vram-is-and-increase-vram/

 

Hacker group behind Colonial Pipeline attack claims it has three new victims

  - The hacker group DarkSide claimed on Wednesday to have attacked three more companies.

  - DarkSide was responsible for the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline that caused shortages of gasoline and panic buying on the East Coast of the U.S. this week.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/12/darkside-hacker-group-behind-pipeline-attack-claims-three-new-victims.html

 

Fix for critical Qualcomm chip flaw is making its way to Android devices

Higher-end devices made by Google, Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, and OnePlus are affected.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/05/fix-for-critical-qualcomm-chip-flaw-is-making-its-way-to-android-devices/

 

How to Change Background Color and Image of Windows Terminal in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/178752-change-background-color-image-windows-terminal-windows-10-a.html

 

Bose built the first FDA-cleared hearing aids that won't require a doctor's visit

SoundControl is the first FDA-cleared set you can buy directly. (some are skeptical of there effectiveness)

https://www.engadget.com/bose-soundcontrol-hearing-aids-152746656.html

 

Biden signs executive order aimed at shoring up US cybersecurity

The action comes amid concern that a recent cyberattack could create fuel shortages on the East Coast.

https://www.cnet.com/news/biden-signs-executive-order-aimed-at-shoring-up-us-cybersecurity/

 

How Safe is Your Router Anyhow?

Mathy Vanhoef, a Belgian researcher discovered several vulnerabilities in the Wi-Fi standard. Some of these flaws date back to 1997 and affects Wireless Routers used in the last 24 years.  

https://news.softpedia.com/news/security-vulnerabilities-in-all-wi-fi-devices-since-1997-532891.shtml

 

Epic needs to tarnish Apple’s App Store halo

How does Apple earn its 30 percent?

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/6/22423567/apple-epic-app-store-policies-fortnite-trial-day-4

 

Critical 21Nails Exim bugs expose millions of servers to attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/critical-21nails-exim-bugs-expose-millions-of-servers-to-attacks/

 

Irish Health System Says It’s Targeted in Ransomware Attack

https://www.securityweek.com/irish-health-system-says-it%E2%80%99s-targeted-ransomware-attack

 

How to Hide Self View on Zoom

Can't stop checking yourself out? There's a fix for that

https://www.lifewire.com/hide-self-view-on-zoom-5176183

 

iPhone 13 design leak just revealed a bad surprise

If you like your phones thin, it sounds like the iPhone 13 may disappoint

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-13-design-leak-just-revealed-a-bad-surprise

 

Update to iOS 14.5.1 Right Now or Your iPhone Is a Sitting Duck for Hackers

https://gizmodo.com/update-to-ios-14-5-1-right-now-or-your-iphone-is-a-sitt-1846821578

 

How dead celebrities tweet from the Great Beyond

https://www.komando.com/episode/how-dead-celebrities-tweet-from-the-great-beyond/788674/

 

Report: Netflix Is Working on a 'Future Online Space' Called N-Plus

It sounds like a portal dedicated to Netflix's growing library of original content.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/report-netflix-is-working-on-a-future-online-space-called-n-plus

 

It's already possible to hack an AirTag

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/airtag-nfc-hack-205735409.html

 

3 Ways to See the Current Folder Path on Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/721126/3-ways-to-see-the-current-folder-path-on-mac/

 

How to download MSI Afterburner

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/05/12/how-to-download-msi-afterburner/

 

Microsoft Edge is getting new security improvements on Windows 10

Automatic HTTPS and Windows Hello authentication are coming to Edge

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-edge-is-getting-new-security-improvements-on-windows-10

 

Issues with configuration of AWS service lead to exposure of 5 million records

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cloud-security/aws-configuration-issues-lead-to-exposure-of-5-million-records/

 

Microsoft dumps Calibri for one of these newfangled typefaces

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-dumps-calibri-for-one-of-these-newfangled-typefaces/

 

Dude, Get a Security Update for Your Dell PC

https://lifehacker.com/dude-get-a-security-update-for-your-dell-pc-1846828180

 

Air Cooling vs. Liquid Cooling: Everything You Need to Know

https://www.maketecheasier.com/air-cooling-vs-liquid-cooling/

 

The global chip shortage could last until 2023

  - Chips are in everything from PlayStation 5s and toothbrushes to washing machines and alarm clocks. But there’s not enough to go around — it’s a multifaceted issue that shows no signs of abating.

  - Glenn O’Donnell, a vice president research director at advisory firm Forrester, believes the shortage could last until 2023.

  - The chief executive of German chipmaker Infineon said that the semiconductor industry is in unchartered territory.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/12/the-global-chip-shortage-could-last-until-2023-.html

 

Severe vulnerabilities in Dell firmware update driver found and fixed

Dell firmware update driver 2.3 can be exploited to gain kernel-level privilege.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/05/dell-patches-a-12-year-old-privilege-escalation-vulnerability/

 

How to Enable or Disable Open News and Interests on Hover in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/177443-enable-disable-open-news-interests-hover-windows-10-a.html

 

Tech giants want the US to fund domestic chip production

Apple, Google and Microsoft are just some of those in a new alliance.

https://www.engadget.com/semiconductors-in-america-coalition-134524022.html

 

This innovative robotic gripper can pick up a single grain of sand

Inspired by ancient Japanese paper art, scientists create a gripper that could give robot hands a softer, more dexterous touch.

https://www.cnet.com/news/this-innovative-robotic-gripper-can-pick-up-a-single-tiny-grain-of-sand/

 

Microsoft Releases a New Windows 7 Monthly Rollup

Microsoft has released a new monthly rollup for Windows 7 devices, though it’s important to keep in mind that this particular version is no longer supported for home users.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-releases-a-new-windows-7-monthly-rollup-532889.shtml

 

Apple’s HomePod and HomePod mini can now integrate with music streaming service Deezer

But still no integration from Spotify

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/6/22422637/apple-homepod-mini-deezer-third-party-music-integration

 

Worldwide phishing attacks deliver three new malware strains

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/worldwide-phishing-attacks-deliver-three-new-malware-strains/

 

Researchers Abuse Apple’s Find My Network for Data Upload

https://www.securityweek.com/researchers-abuse-apple%E2%80%99s-find-my-network-data-upload

 

Turn an Android Phone Into an Infotainment System

Who needs an expensive system when you have an old smartphone?

https://www.lifewire.com/turn-android-phone-into-infotainment-system-534686

 

iOS 14.5 guide — meet the biggest new features for your iPhone

iOS 14.5 has arrived — find out how to take advantage of its new features

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

 

Microsoft Is Cutting the Adobe Flash Cord in July

https://gizmodo.com/microsoft-is-cutting-the-adobe-flash-cord-in-july-1846819821

 

What to know about the iPhone 14.5 update

https://www.komando.com/episode/what-to-know-about-the-iphone-14-5-update/789375/

 

Microsoft Is Silently Upgrading Your OneDrive Installation to 64-Bit

If you are running a 64-bit version of Windows, expect OneDrive to be automatically upgraded.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-is-silently-upgrading-your-onedrive-installation-to-64-bit

 

'Game changer': Amazon just knocked the Apple MagSafe Charger down to $30, an all-time low

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/apple-magsafe-charger-sale-195619696.html

 

Share files between Linux and Windows computers

Set up cross-platform file sharing with Samba 

https://opensource.com/article/21/4/share-files-linux-windows?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=weekly&sc_cid=7013a000002w794AAA

 

How To Block Websites In Chrome [January 2021]

https://www.techjunkie.com/block-website-chrome/

 

Your next refrigerator or AC will be a lot different because of new laws

https://bgr.com/science/climate-change-hfcs-greenhouse-gases-5923401/

 

When the Earth is gone, at least the internet will still be working

The future of technology and disaster response Part 3: Connectivity

https://techcrunch.com/2021/05/08/when-the-earth-is-gone-at-least-the-internet-will-still-be-working/

 

How to Find New Books to Read: 7 Ways to Get Book Recommendations

Finding a new book to read can be tough. Here are several different ways you can find your next favorite book to read!

https://whatnerd.com/book-recommendations-discover-new-reads/

 

Sonos Arc users can now adjust the volume of Dolby Atmos height effects

A just-released update for the Sonos Arc now lets you fiddle with the soundbar’s height channel levels, and it also fixes a Google Assistant-related battery issue with the Sonos Roam.

https://tinyurl.com/3w6375c6

   

Speak Freely

Controls, surveillance, and censorship are increasing rapidly on the Internet. MOFO Linux lets you anonymize your communication on the web with an easy-to-use live system.

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

 

How Do I Get Off Email Lists I Don’t Want to be On?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RsdtGdg8XY

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